St. Tammany

Don Ames
June 29, 2019 - 9:54 am
Governor John Bel Edwards signed a bill Friday, giving the state an additional 700-million dollars to spend on specific transportation projects. The money comes from the BP oil spill settlement, but Edwards says the legislation does not reduce funds for repairing the coast that was damaged by the...
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May 04, 2019 - 12:37 pm
Tom Perumean reporting... Beginning May 12, St. Tammany Parish's Mosquito Abatement will launch a helicopter to specifically target an areas where mosquitos carrying infectous West Nile Virus were found last year. Dr. Kevin Caillouet, Director of St. Tammany Parish Mosquito Abatement says “Treating...
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April 11, 2019 - 8:03 pm
NEW ORLEANS (AP) — A former Northshore district attorney scheduled to begin serving his four-year federal sentence for corruption on Monday says he's seeking another delay while he is treated for prostate cancer. NOLA.com/The Times-Picayune reports 72-year-old Walter Reed has asked for a delay in...
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Dave Cohen, WWL First News early edition
January 25, 2019 - 10:09 pm
The human remains found under I-10 in Slidell are those of a Pearl River man missing more than a year. "Utilizing DNA technology, St. Tammany Parish Coroner Dr. Charles Preston has positively identified the human remains found under an I-10 overpass earlier this week as Tony Bennett," a news...
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Dave Cohen, WWL First News early edition
January 17, 2019 - 11:27 am
The Northshore town of Mandeville is getting some positive attention from a huge travel website. "Expedia named the Mandeville area as the 'Best Place to Escape' in the State of Louisiana," according to a news release from St. Tammany Parish government. The travel site's article names the best...
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January 10, 2019 - 8:38 pm
BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - Louisiana is under a state of emergency amid concerns about high river levels caused by increased rain over the last few weeks. Gov. John Bel Edwards issued the declaration Wednesday for Beauregard, Bossier, Caddo, Calcasieu, Catahoula, Rapides, St. Tammany and Washington...
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December 07, 2018 - 2:45 pm
BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) _ The two candidates vying to be Louisiana secretary of state are trying to draw interest to a late-in-the-year election from voters distracted with holiday festivities and Christmas shopping. Saturday's runoff between Republican Kyle Ardoin and Democrat Gwen Collins-Greenup...
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Dave Cohen, WWL First News early edition
August 22, 2018 - 10:22 am
A man wanted for a shooting on the Northshore is behind bars after NOPD’s Violent Offender Warrant Squad busted him. Maurice Williams faces a string of charges. "St. Tammany Parish Sheriff’s deputies were able to track Williams to a residence in the 5000 block of Toulon Street," New Orleans Police...
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Dave Cohen, WWL First News early edition
April 01, 2018 - 8:13 am
A St. Tammany Parish Sheriff’s deputy is in surgery after he was shot this morning. It happened after a chase that ended in the Goodbee area. "Shortly before 5:00 a.m. Sunday morning (April 1), deputies attempted to make a vehicle stop on a subject who was believed to be involved in reported...
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June 20, 2017 - 12:44 pm
The following parishes have made sandbags available: St. Charles Parish Sandbagging locations: East Bank Bridge Park, 13244 River Road Destrehan, LA 70047 West Bank Bridge Park, 13825 River Road Luling, LA 70070 Bayou Gauche, LA 306 at Badeaux Lane East St. James Parish Sandbagging locations: (...
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