Tangipahoa Parish Sheriff's Office

Jim Hanzo
October 23, 2019 - 1:24 pm
The Tangipahoa Parish Sheriff's Office arrested 26 Independence High School students yesterday for fighting. The students involved were charged with misdemeanor disturbing the peace by fighting, however school officials will determine if or what consequences they will face, and if and when they may...
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Jim Hanzo
September 26, 2019 - 12:31 pm
The Tangipahoa Parish Sheriff's Office is looking for a suspect wanted for murder. 41-year -old Michael Ray "Mitchell" Moore Sr. of Independence is being sought for his alleged involvement in the shooting death of 38 -year -old Cedrick Baldwin, also of Independence. The incident occurred on...
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Jim Hanzo
March 25, 2019 - 3:24 pm
Two people were found shot to death in a home in Pontchatoula on Kraft Road. Tangipahoa Parish Sheriff's deputies were checking on a resident at a home when they made the discovery. Lousiana State Police are also assisting in the investigation.
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Chris Miller
December 26, 2018 - 12:48 pm
Tangipahoa Parish authorities have arrested a 33-year-old man suspected of fatally shooting a man outside an Amite bar overnight. "On December 23, 2018, close to midnight, Tangipahoa Parish Sheriff's Office Detectives began investigating a shooting that occurred outside of the Mr. J's Lounge...
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Chris Miller
December 24, 2018 - 11:27 am
Tangipahoa Parish authorities are looking for a 33-year-old man suspected of fatally shooting a man outside an Amite bar overnight. "On December 23, 2018, close to midnight, Tangipahoa Parish Sheriff's Office Detectives began investigating a shooting that occurred outside of the Mr. J's Lounge...
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Chris Miller
December 24, 2018 - 9:20 am
A woman and a 10-year-old boy are dead in a double shooting Sunday night in Tangipahoa Parish. WWL-TV reports the sheriff's office is on the scene near Fontana Road and Labruzza Lane in Independence. Authorities believe the victims knew the killer. "Unfortunately at this time, all we can do is...
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Jim Hanzo
November 28, 2018 - 3:49 pm
The body of a dead newborn infant was found by a sanitation worker in Tickfaw. Sheriff Daniel Edwards with the Tangipahoa Parish Sheriff's Office said the gender was not disclosed. The body was discovered in the back of a garbage truck around 11:30 this morning. The location of where the body was...
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October 10, 2018 - 7:22 pm
AMITE, La. (AP) — A truck driver has been killed in a crash involving an Amtrak train in Louisiana. A press release from the Tangipahoa Parish Sheriff's Office says the accident happened around 2 p.m. Wednesday at a railway crossing on Louisiana Highway 51. Details have not been released. The train...
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Chris Miller
August 30, 2018 - 12:53 pm
A 39-year-old man is in custody after sheriff's deputies say he threatened to bring a gun with him to the school where his estranged wife works. Tangipahoa Parish Public Schools Superintendent Melissa Stilley said the man sent a threatening text message to the employee at Vineyard Elementary School...
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Dave Cohen, WWL First News early edition
June 25, 2018 - 10:31 pm
Cops were called to the interstate in Tangipahoa Parish Monday to find a man and woman suffering from gunshot wounds. Both were in critical condition after being found shot on the side of I-55 in the Amite area. The two wounded individuals were near a vehicle on I-55 North. Paramedics airlifted the...
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