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Mayor Cooper says 15th Avenue work set to be complete soon

Mayor Cooper says 15th Avenue work set to be complete soon

Editor February 4, 2017 Comments Off on Mayor Cooper says 15th Avenue work set to be complete soon

By KEVIN CHIRI Tammany West news COVINGTON – Residents in Covington who need to travel on 15th Avenue have needed their share of patience during the past year as three separate road projects were

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Mandeville man charged with juvenile cruelty of infant

Mandeville man charged with juvenile cruelty of infant

Editor February 4, 2017 Comments Off on Mandeville man charged with juvenile cruelty of infant

MANDEVILLE – An 18-year-old man from Mandeville was arrested on Thursday, Jan. 26 for second-degree cruelty to a juvenile, according to Mandeville Police Chief Gerald Sticker. The Mandeville Police Department arrested Stephen Michael Dufresne,

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Camellia Jazz Festival launches with big time party

Camellia Jazz Festival launches with big time party

Editor February 4, 2017 Comments Off on Camellia Jazz Festival launches with big time party

By KEVIN CHIRI Tammany West news SLIDELL – If the initial public event for the first annual Camellia City Smooth Jazz Festival is any indication, then the idea to make Slidell “the smooth jazz

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‘Operation’ project leads to coveted award for CPD

‘Operation’ project leads to coveted award for CPD

Editor February 4, 2017 Comments Off on ‘Operation’ project leads to coveted award for CPD

By KEVIN CHIRI Tammany West news COVINGTON – It was a year ago that Covington Police Chief Tim Lentz gathered with other law enforcement leaders in the parish to announce the start of “Operation

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Covington crime down 14 percent in 2016

Covington crime down 14 percent in 2016

Editor February 4, 2017 Comments Off on Covington crime down 14 percent in 2016

COVINGTON — The city of Covington has released the 2016 crime statistics for the city, showing a 14 percent reduction in the overall crime rate. “We can proudly say a 14 percent reduction in

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Mandeville crime remains low

Mandeville crime remains low

Editor February 4, 2017 Comments Off on Mandeville crime remains low

By CHRISSY SMITH Tammany West news MANDEVILLE – Mandeville Police Chief Gerald Sticker released the 2016 crime statistics and there were the just three more major crimes reported in 2016 than there were in

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Parish crime stats reveal more details of local drug problem

Parish crime stats reveal more details of local drug problem

Editor February 4, 2017 Comments Off on Parish crime stats reveal more details of local drug problem

By KEVIN CHIRI Tammany West news COVINGTON – As St. Tammany Sheriff Randy Smith settles into his new job during the first 12 months in office, his biggest challenge is clearly not a violent

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La. Heart Hospital to close this month

La. Heart Hospital to close this month

Editor February 4, 2017 Comments Off on La. Heart Hospital to close this month

LACOMBE – The Louisiana Heart Hospital (LHH) and its affiliated medical group announced plans on Tuesday to file for protection under Chapter 11 of the bankruptcy code and wind down its operations by the

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Parish, sheriff agree to reduce sales tax

Parish, sheriff agree to reduce sales tax

Editor January 26, 2017 Comments Off on Parish, sheriff agree to reduce sales tax

By KEVIN CHIRI Tammany West news MANDEVILLE – Trying to make every change possible to ensure passage of two critical sales taxes to fund the parish jail and Justice Center, top parish leaders have

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MHS employee charged with sex crimes

MHS employee charged with sex crimes

Editor January 26, 2017 Comments Off on MHS employee charged with sex crimes

MANDEVILLE – A Mandeville High School ROTC instructor was arrested on Friday for having sexual relations with two different female students, according to Mandeville Police Department Assistant Chief Ron Ruple. On January 20, the

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FEMA issues new insurance map for Mandeville

FEMA issues new insurance map for Mandeville

Editor January 22, 2017 Comments Off on FEMA issues new insurance map for Mandeville

MANDEVILLE — FEMA has issued a Letter of Map Revision (LOMR) to the Flood Insurance Rate Maps for a portion of the City of Mandeville to reflect a more accurate description of the floodplain.

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Causeway toll increase goes into effect in May

Causeway toll increase goes into effect in May

Editor January 22, 2017 Comments Off on Causeway toll increase goes into effect in May

COVINGTON – Drivers crossing the Lake Pontchartrain Causeway will soon be paying more than ever to do so. The Jefferson Parish Council unanimously authorized the agency in charge of the Lake Pontchartrain Causeway to

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Governor Edwards to speak in Mandeville

Governor Edwards to speak in Mandeville

Editor January 22, 2017 Comments Off on Governor Edwards to speak in Mandeville

MANDEVILLE – Louisiana Governor John Bel Edwards will speak to the St. Tammany Retired School Employees Association (STRSEA) at 10 a.m on Thursday, January 26. He will be guest speaker at the group’s annual

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Study says parish growth to explode

Study says parish growth to explode

Editor January 22, 2017 Comments Off on Study says parish growth to explode

By KEVIN CHIRI Tammany West news COVINGTON – A recently released study that was sought by a parish Task Force of civic and business leaders makes one thing very clear for St. Tammany Parish—growth

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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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