Ponchatoula

Don Ames
July 27, 2019 - 3:10 pm
An unclaimed $10,000 Mega Millions ticket sold in Louisiana is set to expire in August The prize from the Feb. 26 drawing has yet to be claimed Lottery officials say the winning ticket was purchased at The Carwash Depot in Ponchatoula and is set to expire Aug. 25. It matched four of the five white-...
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Chris Miller
June 17, 2019 - 12:30 pm
A 15-year-old died and two children were critically injured when the car they were riding in rolled over several times of I-55 just south of Hammond shortly before 9:30 last night, Louisiana State Police said. The driver was also seriously hurt. According to troopers, 38-year-old Viola Oliver II...
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Dave Cohen, WWL First News early edition
March 25, 2019 - 8:31 pm
Cops say they are not looking for a killer despite finding two people shot dead in a Tangipahoa Parish home. "Sheriff Daniel Edwards releases names of deceased male and female located inside a Ponchatoula residence early this morning," Spokeswoman Dawn Panepinto said in a news release. She says the...
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Jim Hanzo
December 27, 2018 - 2:49 pm
The Tangipahoa Parish Sheriff's Office said a woman in Ponchatoula was killed last night as strong winds blew a tree over crashing through the roof of her trailer. 58-year-old Roxanne Kliebert was asleep about 11 p.m. when the tree came crashing down. The accident happened on Sisters Road as a...
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Chris Miller
April 18, 2018 - 1:38 pm
A case of bad timing by while trailering a boat in Ponchatoula has sent a driver to the hospital after getting caught in front of an oncoming train. Ponchatoula police say the driver of a Chevy truck pulling a boat crossed the train tracks at Pine Street. The crossing gate came down right as the...
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March 30, 2018 - 10:05 am
(WWL.com) Elmer's Chocolate in Ponchatoula is carrying on a 163 year old tradition as Easter approaches this weekend. Not only are they the second largest producer of Valentine candy in the world, they have been a part of Alabama, Louisiana, Mississippi and Texas Easter celebrations. CEO Rob Nelson...
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April 13, 2017 - 5:18 pm
(WWL.com) -- Authorities are still not sure why a Vermillion Parish man set fire to a home killing an 89-year-old Ponchatoula woman who lived there. Tangipahoa Sheriff Daniel Edwards says 26-year-old Timothy Rouchon of Abbeville is currently being held in Livingston Parish on an unrelated charge...
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