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Woman escorted from council meeting for talking too long

Woman escorted from council meeting for talking too long

Editor January 15, 2017 Comments Off on Woman escorted from council meeting for talking too long

By CHRISSY SMITH Tammany?West news COVINGTON — St.?Tammany Parish Council Chairman Steve Stefancik was criticized by two council members at the recent council meeting after strictly implementing the “five-minute” rule for citizens to speak

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St. Tammany Parish School Board elects new board officers for 2017

St. Tammany Parish School Board elects new board officers for 2017

Editor January 15, 2017 Comments Off on St. Tammany Parish School Board elects new board officers for 2017

COVINGTON – The St. Tammany Parish School Board elected board and committee officers for 2017. Robin P. Mullett was elected president of the St. Tammany Parish School Board at the group’s December 2016 meeting.

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Shooting leads to one arrest, no injuries

Shooting leads to one arrest, no injuries

Editor January 15, 2017 Comments Off on Shooting leads to one arrest, no injuries

COVINGTON — The Covington Police Department has made an arrest in connection with a shooting that occurred in the early morning hours of the new year, according to Covington Police Department Chief Tim Lentz.

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St. Tammany students in finals of competition to build levitating super car

St. Tammany students in finals of competition to build levitating super car

Editor January 15, 2017 Comments Off on St. Tammany students in finals of competition to build levitating super car

By KEVIN CHIRI Tammany West news COVINGTON — The idea of going to work in a car that levitates into air and fires away at astronomical speeds might only seem real when watching the

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Missing  juvenile rescued

Missing juvenile rescued

Editor January 15, 2017 Comments Off on Missing juvenile rescued

MANDEVILLE — Sheriff Randy Smith’s Highway Enforcement Unit potentially saved a young female juvenile from becoming a victim of human trafficking, according to St. Tammany Parish Captain Daniel M. Seuzeneau. Early Friday, a St.

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Man arrested for attempted murder of ex-wife in Mandeville

Man arrested for attempted murder of ex-wife in Mandeville

Editor January 7, 2017 Comments Off on Man arrested for attempted murder of ex-wife in Mandeville

MANDEVILLE — An ex-husband to a woman living in Mandeville was arrested on Saturday, Dec. 31 at 12:32 a.m. after he allegedly tried to strangle her to death, according to Mandeville Police Department officer

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$1 million in funds Pelican Park sales given to help fund Safe Haven

$1 million in funds Pelican Park sales given to help fund Safe Haven

Editor January 7, 2017 Comments Off on $1 million in funds Pelican Park sales given to help fund Safe Haven

By KEVIN CHIRI Tammany West news SLIDELL – The opportunity for the Safe Haven campus was presented in 2012 after the former Southeast Louisiana Mental Health Hospital was closed at the site in Mandeville.

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Bel Edwards visits St. Tammany Parish

Bel Edwards visits St. Tammany Parish

Editor January 7, 2017 Comments Off on Bel Edwards visits St. Tammany Parish

By KEVIN CHIRI Tammany West news MANDEVILLE – The aftermath of Hurricane Katrina striking St. Tammany Parish in 2005 left more than its share of physical destruction. But in the months and years to

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Traffic issues focus for new year from Covington mayor

Traffic issues focus for new year from Covington mayor

Editor January 7, 2017 Comments Off on Traffic issues focus for new year from Covington mayor

By KEVIN CHIRI Tammany West news COVINGTON – Another busy year of cultural events and outdoor activities will only get better for the city of Covington in 2017. But Mayor Mike Cooper knows there

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Mandeville resident killed in crash

Mandeville resident killed in crash

Editor January 7, 2017 Comments Off on Mandeville resident killed in crash

MANDEVILLE — A Mandeville man died in a two-vehicle crash which took place in Washington Parish, according to TFC Dustin Dwight. Shortly after 6 p.m. on Thursday, Dec. 29, Troopers from Louisiana State Police

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Second inaugural ceremony held for assessor Fitzmorris

Second inaugural ceremony held for assessor Fitzmorris

Editor January 7, 2017 Comments Off on Second inaugural ceremony held for assessor Fitzmorris

By KEVIN CHIRI Tammany West news SLIDELL – St. Tammany Assessor Louis Fitzmorris enjoyed being the center of attention for his second inauguration ceremony held on Tuesday in the Parish Justice Center. That is

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Villere sees growth for Mandeville, believes ‘Marigny’ issue will get settled

Villere sees growth for Mandeville, believes ‘Marigny’ issue will get settled

Editor December 30, 2016 Comments Off on Villere sees growth for Mandeville, believes ‘Marigny’ issue will get settled

By KEVIN CHIRI Tammany West news MANDEVILLE – Steady population growth in Mandeville is expected to continue into the new year. And Mayor Donald Villere believes there will also be geographic growth to go

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Top hospital CEOs talk about Obamacare, Trump, and more

Top hospital CEOs talk about Obamacare, Trump, and more

Editor December 30, 2016 Comments Off on Top hospital CEOs talk about Obamacare, Trump, and more

By KEVIN CHIRI Tammany West news COVINGTON – The annual health care forum with western St. Tammany hospital leaders revealed many eye-opening facts as the United States grapples with the ever-changing world of modern

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Sheriff backs off e-mail

Sheriff backs off e-mail

Editor December 30, 2016 Comments Off on Sheriff backs off e-mail

By KEVIN CHIRI Tammany?West news COVINGOTN – St. Tammany Sheriff Randy Smith acknowledged this week that the term “hate group” in referencing the Concerned Citizens of St. Tammany (CCST) was a phrase he would

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Words of praise abound for STF union founder

Words of praise abound for STF union founder

Editor December 30, 2016 Comments Off on Words of praise abound for STF union founder

By KEVIN CHIRI Tammany West news SLIDELL – “Compassionate,” “tireless worker,” “fighter,” “leader,” “intelligent.” These were only some of the words used to describe Elsie Burkhalter, age 74, who died on Saturday, Dec. 10

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Two arrested after gun found with teens

Two arrested after gun found with teens

Editor December 30, 2016 Comments Off on Two arrested after gun found with teens

COVINGTON – Two men have been arrested after being found in possession of a law enforcement officer’s stolen weapon, according to Covington Police Chief Tim Lentz. At approximately 8 a.m. on December 13, the

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Drug deal goes bad; two booked in jail

Drug deal goes bad; two booked in jail

Editor December 30, 2016 Comments Off on Drug deal goes bad; two booked in jail

COVINGTON – An overnight shooting in Covington left on hospitalized and two in police custody, according to Covington Police Chief Tim Lentz. The Covington Police Department is currently investigating an overnight shooting that left

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Sheriff reported to Ethics Board

Sheriff reported to Ethics Board

Editor December 30, 2016 Comments Off on Sheriff reported to Ethics Board

By KEVIN CHIRI Tammany?West news SLIDELL – An inter-office memo from St. Tammany Sheriff Randy Smith to his employees, in which he called the Concerned Citizens of St. Tammany a “hate group,” has led

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Lady Hawks split pair of games

Lady Hawks split pair of games

Editor December 30, 2016 Comments Off on Lady Hawks split pair of games

COVINGTON — The Lady Hawks of Archbishop Hannan split a pair of games last week. Hannan suffered a 55-38 setback against Ascension Christian, but bounced back to topple Varnado, 63-11. Ascension Christian held a

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Parish grand jury indicts memory care facility cook of rape

Parish grand jury indicts memory care facility cook of rape

Editor December 18, 2016 Comments Off on Parish grand jury indicts memory care facility cook of rape

COVINGTON — A St. Tammany Parish grand jury indicted Jerry J. Kan on Dec. 8, 58 years old and a former cook at an assisted living facility in Mandeville, of raping an elderly woman

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