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Infant boy dies from trauma — Father of 7-week-old charged in Slidell with first-degree murder

Infant boy dies from trauma — Father of 7-week-old charged in Slidell with first-degree murder

Editor May 20, 2017 Comments Off on Infant boy dies from trauma — Father of 7-week-old charged in Slidell with first-degree murder

By KEVIN CHIRI Slidell news bureau   SLIDELL – “Heinous.” “Unbelievable.” “Devastating.” “Sad.” St. Tammany Parish officials at a press conference on Tuesday morning were searching for words to appropriately describe the report they

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Parish government  releases Annual Report

Parish government releases Annual Report

Editor May 20, 2017 Comments Off on Parish government releases Annual Report

COVINGTON – St. Tammany Parish Government recently released its 2016 Annual Report. The report pinpoints, in detail, the revenues and expenditures of St. Tammany Parish Government, as well as accomplishments by departments within parish

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Sales tax revenue increasing in  St. Tammany

Sales tax revenue increasing in St. Tammany

Editor May 20, 2017 Comments Off on Sales tax revenue increasing in St. Tammany

By KEVIN CHIRI Tammany West news COVINGTON – With a national economy getting stronger, St. Tammany Parish is reflecting that growth in a big way through sales tax revenue figures that continue to increase

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Man allegedly tries to run over 8-year-old boy

Man allegedly tries to run over 8-year-old boy

Editor May 14, 2017 Comments Off on Man allegedly tries to run over 8-year-old boy

COVINGTON — A Covington man is facing attempted murder charges after he tried to run over his girlfriend’s 8-year-old son with his pickup truck, then rammed a sheriff’s deputy’s car on Interstate 12, St.

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Indictments brought down on major criminal cases

Indictments brought down on major criminal cases

Editor May 14, 2017 Comments Off on Indictments brought down on major criminal cases

SLIDELL – A St. Tammany Parish grand jury returned indictments in several cases this past week. Among them was Shane Christian Pagano, 41, of Slidell, who was indicted with the aggravated/first degree rape of

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Lakeview joins Tulane Medical

Lakeview joins Tulane Medical

Editor May 14, 2017 Comments Off on Lakeview joins Tulane Medical

COVINGTON — HCA MidAmerica Division’s Lakeview Regional Medical Center in Covington has become a campus of Tulane Medical Center effective May 7, leveraging the expertise and resources of both hospitals to enhance the care

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Tragic accident takes life of 97-year-old Covington man

Tragic accident takes life of 97-year-old Covington man

Editor May 14, 2017 Comments Off on Tragic accident takes life of 97-year-old Covington man

COVINGTON — A 97-year-old man was killed when he was run over by his own truck last week near Covington Country Club, the St. Tammany Parish Sheriff’s Office reported. An employee of Covington Country

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Slidell man lying on highway run over, killed

Slidell man lying on highway run over, killed

Editor May 14, 2017 Comments Off on Slidell man lying on highway run over, killed

MANDEVILLE – A Slidell man was killed in the early morning hours of Saturday, May 6 when he was run over by a passing driver on Highway 190 near Fontainebleau State Park. State Police

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Renowned magician coming to Covington

Renowned magician coming to Covington

Editor May 7, 2017 Comments Off on Renowned magician coming to Covington

COVINGTON – Magician Mike Super, who competed on ‘America’s got Talent’ and was the winner of the NBC show ‘Phenomenon,’ will be performing his illusions on stage May 11 at the Fuhrmann Auditorium in

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Mandeville drowning victim is identified

Mandeville drowning victim is identified

Editor May 7, 2017 Comments Off on Mandeville drowning victim is identified

MANDEVILLE — St. Tammany Parish Coroner Dr. Charles Preston has identified the teenager whose body washed ashore in Mandeville Saturday evening as 15-year-old Chandler Byrd of Ponchatoula. Byrd’s family was notified and made a

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Man pleads guilty to raping 5-year-old girl

Man pleads guilty to raping 5-year-old girl

Editor May 7, 2017 Comments Off on Man pleads guilty to raping 5-year-old girl

COVINGTON — Larry W. Robinson, Jr. 46, of Houston, pleaded guilty to the forcible rape of a 5-year-old girl three years ago, according to District Attorney Warren Montgomery.  As part of the plea agreement,

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Facebook comments on vote defeat were resoundingly strong

Facebook comments on vote defeat were resoundingly strong

Editor May 7, 2017 Comments Off on Facebook comments on vote defeat were resoundingly strong

By KEVIN CHIRI Slidell news bureau   SLIDELL – If you want to get quick, public reaction to any breaking news story it is easy to find these days on Facebook. Comments on why

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Voter revolt coming? — Sales tax defeat sends strong parish message

Voter revolt coming? — Sales tax defeat sends strong parish message

Editor May 7, 2017 Comments Off on Voter revolt coming? — Sales tax defeat sends strong parish message

By KEVIN CHIRI Slidell news bureau   SLIDELL – Voters in St. Tammany Parish are sending a loud and clear message to parish officials in light of the second defeat at the polls for

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17-year-old killed in Monday morning crash

17-year-old killed in Monday morning crash

Editor May 7, 2017 Comments Off on 17-year-old killed in Monday morning crash

LACOMBE – A 26-year-old driver from Bogalusa claimed the brakes on his truck went out as he approached a stop sign in Lacombe, leading to a collision on Monday morning that took the life

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Detectives seek public’s help in finding burglars

Detectives seek public’s help in finding burglars

Editor May 7, 2017 Comments Off on Detectives seek public’s help in finding burglars

COVINGTON — St. Tammany Parish Sheriff’s detectives are asking for the public’s help in identifying two individuals who broke into a Covington-area pharmacy and attempted to break into one in Mandeville. During the early

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Old School Educator — Leo Casanave still impacting kids after 50 years

Old School Educator — Leo Casanave still impacting kids after 50 years

Editor April 29, 2017 Comments Off on Old School Educator — Leo Casanave still impacting kids after 50 years

By KEVIN CHIRI Slidell news bureau   SLIDELL – Leo Casanave doesn’t pretend he is a younger, cool version of the teachers today. While some educators might try to fit in with the younger

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Mandeville police officer dies after falling from ladder

Mandeville police officer dies after falling from ladder

Editor April 29, 2017 Comments Off on Mandeville police officer dies after falling from ladder

MANDEVILLE – A veteran officer with the Mandeville Police Department was killed this past weekend when he fell off a ladder while working at his home. Mandeville Chief of Police Gerald Sticker confirmed that

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Covington man killed in motorcycle crash in Abita

Covington man killed in motorcycle crash in Abita

Editor April 29, 2017 Comments Off on Covington man killed in motorcycle crash in Abita

ABITA SPRINGS — A Covington man was killed last week when the motorcycle he was driving crashed into a trailer loaded with pine logs, according to Louisiana State Police. After the crash, Dwight Donnell

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Arrest made in Folsom homicide — Argument led to shooting

Arrest made in Folsom homicide — Argument led to shooting

Editor April 29, 2017 Comments Off on Arrest made in Folsom homicide — Argument led to shooting

FOLSOM — A 32-year-old Franklinton woman has been arrested and is facing manslaughter charges in connection with a shooting death in Folsom last week. According to the St. Tammany Parish Sheriff’s Office, Margaret Stockstill,

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Crime survey looks good for parish law enforcement

Crime survey looks good for parish law enforcement

Editor April 29, 2017 Comments Off on Crime survey looks good for parish law enforcement

By KEVIN CHIRI Slidell news bureau   SLIDELL – The first-ever St. Tammany criminal justice accountability project confirmed a lot about law enforcement in the parish that many have long been saying, without hard

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