A woman says a man acting erratically at a convenience store licked his lips at her 6-year-old son before running his finger across the boy's nose and mouth, Slidell police said.
Tuesday, July 25, 2017
A welfare check on tenants of a Covington-area mobile home park who had not been heard from for at least 10 days resulted in the discovery of two badly decomposed bodies, a spokeswoman for the St. Tammany Parish Sheriff's Office said Tuesday.
Monday, July 24, 2017
The fire this month that burned the body of Nanette Krentel, the wife of St. Tammany Fire District 12 Chief Steve Krentel who was later found to have been shot before the fire, remains under investigation, according to Brant Thompson, chief deputy…
Monday, July 24, 2017
Eden Carlson was a bouncy 23-month-old chatterbox who loved music, dancing and make-believe when a near-drowning in her family's pool in Fayetteville, Arkansas, had doctors telling her parents, Kristal and Chris Carlson, that their daughter would …
Kendell Cagler, a 36-year-old Lacombe man, was found guilty by a jury last week of armed robbery for stealing a car from a female acquaintance, according to a spokeswoman for 22nd Judicial District Attorney Warren Montgomery.
A fire Monday that caused severe damage to the New Life Bible Center in Old Mandeville was the work of an arsonist, according to the State Fire Marshal’s Office.
Sunday, July 23, 2017
Friday, July 21, 2017
As temperatures rise in midsummer, so do concerns over the threat posed by the West Nile virus at this time of year.
Nanette Krentel, the wife of St. Tammany Parish Fire District 12 Chief Steve Krentel, was shot before her badly burned body was found in the family’s home that burned to the ground July 14, according to the St. Tammany Parish Coroner's Office.
Thursday, July 20, 2017
Slidell police arrested a woman Wednesday morning after she cut off one of their officers on Old Spanish Trail -- in a stolen car.
A St. Tammany Parish grand jury returned a first-degree murder charge Thursday against Anthony Dearmas, 25, of Slidell, who is accused is beating his seven-week-old son to death in May.
Thursday, July 20, 2017
The former director of a Lacombe-area recreation district has been charged with theft for misuse of public funds, according to 22nd Judicial District Attorney Warren Montgomery's office.
When the Tammany Trace opened more than two decades ago, it quickly became a popular destination for locals looking to get in some exercise or family recreation.
Wednesday, July 19, 2017
The Louisiana Department of Transportation and Development will hold an open house from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. Thursday at the St. Tammany Parish Council chambers on Koop Drive to discuss plans to widen Interstate 12 between La. 59 and La. 21.
Wednesday, July 19, 2017
St. Tammany Parish Sheriff Randy Smith fired his chief deputy, 30-year veteran Fred Oswald, on Wednesday, saying he needs someone in the post who is not stuck in the old administration's ways. He has not named a new second-in-command.
Though it hasn't been used by firefighters for decades, Covington officials hope that the old fire house on North Theard Street can be transformed from a vacant building into a new space that will be used for years go come.
After starting his head coaching career nearly two decades ago on the Pearl River High School campus, Rick Spring’s career has come full circle.
The Slidell Boys & Girls Club took part in a national Triple Play Day event to promote physical activity, healthy lifestyles and positive relationships. The club was among 500 across the U.S. working at collectively producing 5 million minutes…
Folsom will borrow nearly $1.8 million from the U.S. Department of Agriculture to help pay for repairs to the village sewage system, with the loan to be repaid over 40 years.
The so-called Madisonville Cemetery is now actually owned by the town of Madisonville, council members learned at their July meeting, the culmination of a lengthy expropriation process.
St. Tammany Fire Protection District No. 2, which serves Madisonville, has drawn some criticism from the state Legislative Auditor for its handling of credit cards and fuel cards.
Kids came to the West St. Tammany YMCA in Covington on July 13 for water safety training and swimming lessons, but it wasn't all work and no play. After the training, the kids had some unstructured, but supervised, time to swim in the pool.
Flip-flops, resort wear and floral leis were the styles of the evening at the recent Kokomo Stroll in downtown Covington, where participants ambled from one business to another, eating and drinking.
At age 87, Violet Chanove, of Mandeville, has survived four strokes. She gets around slowly with a walker and with the aid of caregiver Janet Thigpen.
If you’ve tried knitting and couldn’t seem to get those needles going, you can learn with just your arms at Basic Arm Knitting at 10 a.m. Tuesday at the Mandeville Library, 844 Girod St.
America celebrates its birthday with some really big events, but the real heartbeat of the country is found in backyard barbecues, lazy afternoons at the neighborhood pool and firecrackers in the driveway. Those activities remind us of who we are …
The American Rosie the Riveter Association is trying to locate women who worked on the home front during World War II.
Author John Case was the guest speaker at the Southeast District Independence Day luncheon presented by the St. Tammany Chapter, National Society Daughters of the American Revolution. Case told the story of Capt. Charles McVey, a World War II nava…
Jim Vance was honored as Sir Knight of the Year during the joint installation banquet for Abbott Paul Assembly 334 Fourth Degree Knights of Columbus, St. Benedict Covington Council 3061 Knights of Columbus and the Covington Kaycettes. The banquet …
SLIDELL AUTISM SUPPORT GROUP: Strengthening Outcomes with Autism Resources will meet at 9 a.m. Wednesday, July 19, at the Community Outreach Center on the second floor of the Slidell Memorial Hospital Wellness Pavilion, 501 Robert Blvd. For infor…
ST. LUKE THE EVANGELIST: The newly formed Multicultural Committee at St. Luke the Evangelist Catholic Church, 910 Cross Gates Blvd., Slidell, is accepting members. The committee is working to create activities and events to help parishioners expan…
Registration for pre-K through 12th-grade students entering the St. Tammany Parish Public School System for the first time for the 2017-18 school year will be from 9 a.m. to noon Wednesday and Thursday, Aug. 2 and 3, at the school the student will…
OPIOID AWARENESS EVENT: St. Tammany Fire District 13 will hold a free presentation on preventing and stopping opioid use at 6 p.m. July 19 at the Goodbee Fire Department, 13053 Highway 190, Covington. Speakers will include Matt Meyers, who is work…
St. Tammany Parish Helps is an organization of people helping people that began as an online site called Helping Hands the Movement. With more than 10,000 members, the online forum was able to connect about 1,800 St. Tammany residents in need with…
Tuesday, July 18, 2017
Gov. John Bel Edwards' decision to pull state funding for a new stretch of levee in Slidell has left local officials with few options for getting the project finished.
A body found after a house fire in Lacombe on Friday has been identified as that of Nanette Krentel, the wife of St. Tammany Fire District No. 12 Chief Steve Krentel, St. Tammany Parish Coroner Charles Preston said Tuesday.
Monday, July 17, 2017
After Ann Graff, a 92-year-old nursing home patient with severe dementia, ended up with a black eye and couldn't explain how she got it, her daughter asked permission to place a video camera in Graff's room — a request the nursing home denied.
The cause of a fatal Lacombe house fire Friday remains under investigation, according to the state Fire Marshal's Office, and the body that was recovered, though believed to be that of Nanette Krentel, wife of a Covington-area fire chief, has not …
Aidan Rice of Covington, a former student at Christ Episcopal and Pine View Elementary and rising freshman at Thompson Falls High in Montana, took first place in the 14 and under age group July 9 in the Missoula Half Marathon. Aidan posted a time …
Sunday, July 16, 2017
The day when a cyclist can hop on the Tammany Trace in downtown Covington and ride all the way to Slidell's Heritage Park hasn't arrived yet, but the long-sought goal is slowly getting closer, thanks to a federal grant that will allow Slidell to c…
Saturday, July 15, 2017
The dusky gopher frog is an unimpressive-looking little creature: small, shy, covered with warts and facing likely extinction unless its habitat can be expanded.