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Covington police seek woman on felony charges

Covington police seek woman on felony charges

Editor February 4, 2016 Comments Off on Covington police seek woman on felony charges

COVINGTON — The Covington Police Department is seeking the publics’ help identifying a woman suspected of multiple charges, including felony criminal damage to property, stemming from an incident that occurred at Butter Krisp Diner,

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Mandeville dental employee arrested

Mandeville dental employee arrested

Editor February 4, 2016 Comments Off on Mandeville dental employee arrested

MANDEVILLE — A 33-year-old office manager at a Mandeville dental office was arrested Friday (Jan. 29), accused of stealing more than $99,000 from the practice through the unauthorized use of credit and debit accounts

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New clerk of court takes heat for benefit paying off her own debt

New clerk of court takes heat for benefit paying off her own debt

Editor February 4, 2016 Comments Off on New clerk of court takes heat for benefit paying off her own debt

By KEVIN CHIRI Tammany West news COVINGTON – Newly-elected St. Tammany Clerk of Court Melissa Henry is quickly getting a taste of public life after questions were raised about a fundraiser held in her

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Brister begins second term with ambitious agenda

Brister begins second term with ambitious agenda

Editor February 4, 2016 Comments Off on Brister begins second term with ambitious agenda

By KEVIN CHIRI Tammany West news ABITA SPRINGS – Parish President Pat Brister continued to give a lot of attention to the “one stop center” for mental health services in the parish during a

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Doctor upset about  sentence  reduction  by judge

Doctor upset about sentence reduction by judge

Editor January 19, 2016 Comments Off on Doctor upset about sentence reduction by judge

By KEVIN CHIRI Tammany West news COVINGTON – A Slidell woman who was found guilty of stealing $135,000 over three years as the office manager for a Covington doctor had her restitution payment schedule

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Four hurt as car plows into Mandeville building

Four hurt as car plows into Mandeville building

Editor January 19, 2016 Comments Off on Four hurt as car plows into Mandeville building

MANDEVILLE — A 96-year-old woman has been charged with negligent injury after she crashed her vehicle through a Mandeville community center Monday morning, officials said. Rita Williams was identified as the driver in the

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Covington crime down in 2015

Covington crime down in 2015

Editor January 19, 2016 Comments Off on Covington crime down in 2015

COVINGTON – There were no reported murders or rapes in the City of Covington in 2015, and the total number of crimes was less than it was in 2014, according to the Covington Police

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Wife hoping message on car gets kidney transplant for her husband

Wife hoping message on car gets kidney transplant for her husband

Editor January 19, 2016 Comments Off on Wife hoping message on car gets kidney transplant for her husband

By KEVIN CHIRI Tammany West news COVINGTON – Christmas may have just passed, but a Covington family is still wishing and praying for a gift that can’t be bought at any price—the gift of

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Brister, Council start new term

Brister, Council start new term

Editor January 19, 2016 Comments Off on Brister, Council start new term

By KEVIN CHIRI Tammany West news COVINGTON – Pat Brister began her second term as the parish president in St. Tammany Parish on Monday as inaugural ceremonies were held on a chilly January day

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Five Mandeville stores cited for selling alcohol to teens

Five Mandeville stores cited for selling alcohol to teens

Editor December 30, 2015 Comments Off on Five Mandeville stores cited for selling alcohol to teens

MANDEVILLE — Employees at five Mandeville businesses were cited on December 21 for selling alcohol to underage customers in an undercover operation conducted by the Police Department. Officers checked 19 businesses, and clerks at

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Port Marigny issues still being brought to light by officials

Port Marigny issues still being brought to light by officials

Editor December 30, 2015 Comments Off on Port Marigny issues still being brought to light by officials

By BETSY SWENSON Tammany West news MANDEVILLE — Mandeville officials continue to raise questions about plans for Port Marigny, a project that anticipates 429 housing units and a hotel along Mandeville’s lakefront. Mandeville City

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$6,500 given away to Covington residents through anonymous donors

$6,500 given away to Covington residents through anonymous donors

Editor December 30, 2015 Comments Off on $6,500 given away to Covington residents through anonymous donors

By KEVIN CHIRI Tammany West news COVINGTON – Thanks to seven generous, anonymous donors in the area, and the good intentions of the Covington Police Department, a lot of locals had a much brighter

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Top stories of 2015 range from major crime to elections

Top stories of 2015 range from major crime to elections

Editor December 30, 2015 Comments Off on Top stories of 2015 range from major crime to elections

By KEVIN CHIRI Tammany West news COVINGTON – Several major crime stories highlighted the big news in St. Tammany Parish during the past 2015 year, but it was a different kind of crime related

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Owl attacks Covington officer

Owl attacks Covington officer

Editor December 30, 2015 Comments Off on Owl attacks Covington officer

COVINGTON — A Covington police officer crashed his patrol car while on-duty after an owl flew into his unit and attacked him, according to the Covington Police Department. Officer Lance Benjamin was in the

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Parish schools receive high ratings

Parish schools receive high ratings

Editor December 23, 2015 Comments Off on Parish schools receive high ratings

COVINGTON — The St. Tammany Parish Public School System continues to be an “A” district in the latest District Performance Scores released by the Louisiana Department of Education last week. The St. Tammany District

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Grant to help keep parish safe

Grant to help keep parish safe

Editor December 23, 2015 Comments Off on Grant to help keep parish safe

COVINGTON — The Louisiana Highway Safety Commission has awarded the St. Tammany Parish Sheriff’s office $178,104 in grant funding for the 2015-2016 fiscal year. Most of the money will be used to cover overtime

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Arrest made in Mandeville gunfight

Arrest made in Mandeville gunfight

Editor December 23, 2015 Comments Off on Arrest made in Mandeville gunfight

MANDEVILLE — Detectives with the St. Tammany Parish Sheriff’s office have arrested a Covington area man in connection with a fight Saturday night in the Mandeville area, the St. Tammany Parish Sheriff’s Office said.

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Hired by Strain 20 years ago, Hartman plays key role in ousting former boss

Hired by Strain 20 years ago, Hartman plays key role in ousting former boss

Editor December 23, 2015 Comments Off on Hired by Strain 20 years ago, Hartman plays key role in ousting former boss

By KEVIN CHIRI Tammany West news SLIDELL – When St. Tammany Sheriff Jack Strain offered James Hartman a job as public information officer in 1996, he never could have guessed that almost 20 years

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Villere-Danielson mayor showdown set

Villere-Danielson mayor showdown set

Editor December 23, 2015 Comments Off on Villere-Danielson mayor showdown set

By KEVIN CHIRI Tammany West news MANDEVILLE – When the election for mayor of Mandeville is held on March 5, 2016, it will be a familiar face sitting in the office after the results

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Popular Covington artist Suzanne King is leaving legacy in parish with intriguing artwork

Popular Covington artist Suzanne King is leaving legacy in parish with intriguing artwork

Editor December 13, 2015 Comments Off on Popular Covington artist Suzanne King is leaving legacy in parish with intriguing artwork

By KEVIN CHIRI Tammany West news COVINGTON – If Suzanne King lived another 100 years she would still be discovering new ways to utilize her talent. King is unquestionably recognized as one of the

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