Several hundred students gathered at the Denham Springs High School football stadium Wednesday evening, holding candles while offering prayers for the recovery of Remy Hidalgo, a classmate hospitalized after being stricken with heatstroke during f…
DENHAM SPRINGS — Livingston Parish Public School leaders hosted a ceremonial groundbreaking Sept. 10 for the new $45 million, K-8 Southside Campus that will be constructed in Denham Springs to replace two schools destroyed during the August 2016 flood.
Leadership Livingston’s newest class kicked things off Sept. 10 with an orientation session presented by April Wehrs, Livingston Parish Chamber president/CEO and class facilitator.
Holy Ghost Catholic School students participated in their monthly stewardship by dressing in the colors of the rainbow.
Secretary of State Kyle Ardoin, who is in charge of Louisiana elections, spoke at the Livingston Parish Republican Women’s Club meeting Sept. 2.
No surprise that a lot of testing is going on in Livingston Parish Public Schools these days, but a new type of test that does not affect any student grades is getting much attention.
Two more suspects were arrested in the deadly August shooting of a 21-year-old woman at a Tangipahoa Parish trail ride event.
DENHAM SPRINGS — Merchants who primarily own small businesses in the city’s Historic Downtown and Antique Village areas gathered Sept. 4 at the Taste of Louisiana Café to learn all about the federally funded Louisiana Department of the Treasury’s …
Tropical Storm Sally's overnight easterly shift had Tangipahoa Parish officials breathing a bit more easily Monday, but the parish president is warning residents not to let their guard down and has issued a voluntary evacuation for the area's low-…
The Tangipahoa Parish school system’s desegregation case is nearing its final stages, as the district works to increase diversity among its teachers.
Livingston Parish schools will phase in all students on campus after the Governor officially signs his proclamation to bring Louisiana into Phase 3 of reopening.
Tangipahoa Parish schools will begin bringing back 7th and 8th grade students full time, and high schoolers intermittently, as the state moves into Phase 3 of reopening.
Public outcry over a leaked use-of-force video from the Hammond police chief’s time as a booking sergeant caused council members to call for the chief’s termination Tuesday during an emotional meeting.
The Wings of Rescue flights, written about last week in The Advocate's Livingston-Tangipahoa section, has led to something area rescue groups are always working toward: empty kennels at the rescue shelters.
HAMMOND — Fifteen hospital patients from the Lake Charles area are now receiving care at North Oaks Medical Center in Hammond, a press release said.
LIVINGSTON — September is Library Card Sign-up Month, a time when Livingston Parish Library joins the American Library Association and libraries nationwide to remind parents, caregivers and students that signing up for a library card is the first …
The NAACP and several city council members are trying to oust Hammond's police chief after the renewed scrutiny of an incident from 2017 in which he and other officers kicked and punched a handcuffed suspect.
MANDEVILLE — Keep Louisiana Beautiful, the nonprofit organization whose mission is to “promote personal, corporate and community responsibility for a clean and beautiful Louisiana,” has elected a new board of directors, a news release said.
WALKER — Construction of the city’s new City Hall on Aydell Lane has reached the point where the edifice has become a highly visible feature that residents and visitors can view as they pass through the city’s major crossroads.
DENHAM SPRINGS — On Aug. 27, a relief team from Christ’s Community Church began ferrying needed supplies to communities in southwest Louisiana devastated by Hurricane Laura and its caravans carrying essential to the storm’s survivors continued thr…
In late July, an inspector from the Louisiana Department of Health went to check on a BBQ restaurant near Denham Springs after getting a cluster of public complaints about employees and customers not wearing masks.
Almost a month into the new school year, many Livingston Parish parents and teachers are frustrated that their children are expected to learn virtually when they do not have a reliable internet connection. School officials say the solution is not …
A judge says jurors selected for the child sex abuse trial of a former Livingston Parish sheriff's deputy and his wife, an ex-school teacher, won't be able to consider evidence that the couple had sex on an airplane because it, along with certain …
The state Health Department's month-long effort to shut down a Livingston Parish barbecue joint that’s bucked efforts to control the novel coronavirus hit another snag Tuesday when a state judge questioned whether he should hear any case challengi…
Members of the Louisiana State Urban Search and Rescue Task Force headed to Lake Charles with various vehicles for rescue missions.
U.S. Rep. Garret Graves announced the Livingston Parish Sheriff’s Office will be reimbursed $2,242,377 in response to the 2016 flood and emergency housing solution for Livingston Parish sheriff deputies, a release said.
HAMMOND — When Lynnette Territo’s grandson Vincent Jones, a sergeant in the Army, learned back in May that Territo faced the possibility of succumbing to coronavirus, he steadfastly believed that his grandmother would overcome this obstacle as sh…
Natural disasters often bring out the best in people, as strangers reach out to help others in need. Unfortunately, the aftermath of a crisis also brings out those who take advantage of people who have already been victimized, a press release said.
The Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries said Aug. 28 that a $2 fee assessed when registering online for the Harvest Information Program will be waived beginning Sept. 1.
Rescue Alliance/Louisiana Pet Food Bank is asking for help feeding pets affected by Hurricane Laura and the coronavirus pandemic.
HAMMOND — Shortly before 9 a.m. Friday, a sleek turboprop airplane loaded with 51 dogs, all in individual carriers, slipped into the partly cloudy skies above the Northshore Regional Airport on its way to Rochester Hills, Michigan, where the once …
Waterways in Livingston and Ascension parishes will reopen Monday for recreational traffic after their closure last week due to the threat of Hurricane Laura.
Livingston Parish prosecutors say Dennis and Cynthia Perkins displayed a pattern of child sexual abuse fantasies in the years leading up their October 2019 arrest, including sexual roleplay as children, hidden cameras in the home to record childre…
Students in grades 3 to 5 in Livingston Parish schools will start attending school in person full time next week.
Livingston Parish schools will reopen Friday after Hurricane Laura left the Baton Rouge region relatively unscathed.
Livingston Parish school officials announced Wednesday afternoon that schools will remain closed Thursday as Louisiana braces for the impact of Hurricane Laura.
DENHAM SPRINGS — The city recently established a new alert system designed to quickly inform residents and visitors about events such as severe weather, fires, floods and law enforcement emergencies.
HAMMOND — Cypress Pointe Hospital announced Aug. 14 that it has received a five-star rating from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services for overall patient experiences.
MANDEVILLE — Keep Louisiana Beautiful is calling for nominations of groups and individuals that go the extra mile to keep communities clean, beautiful and litter-free, a news release said.
BATON ROUGE — The Louisiana State Fire Marshal’s Office reminds the business community about the phased guidance documents available online to assist in creating a safe environment to operate during the coronavirus pandemic, a news release said.