13 hrs ago
Facing lawsuit, Hammond agrees to waive fees for candidates
Facing the threat of a lawsuit, the City Council voted unanimously Tuesday to waive a long-standing requirement that candidates for city office pay a $250 permit fee at the time they qualify to run for the office. Mayor Mayson Foster said the city had received a letter from Scott Sternberg, of the law firm of Baldwin, Haspel, Burke and Mayer Inc., asking that the city not charge the fee.
17 hrs ago
Hammond man arrested following multi-parish chase in stolen car, JPSO says
David Harlan, 28, was arrested Saturday after JPSO deputies say he stole a car and led authorities on a high-speed car pursuit following an attempted traffic stop in Metairie. A Hammond man was booked on multiple charges over the weekend following a high-speed car chase that spanned two parishes, jail records show.
RISE Haunted House plans more ghoulish scares for the north shore
Mega-haunts House of Shock and The Mortuary are gearing up for a Halloween season of scaring the pants off haunted house fans, but north shore residents don't have to cross Lake Pontchartrain to encounter ghouls, goblins, and chainsaw wielders. "RISE Haunted House: Dark Souls Unleashed" opens for business Sept.
Mon Sep 15, 2014
Hammond man accused in the cutting, wounding of man
Authorities were called to Benton Road in Tickfaw late Sunday night where they found a victim with lacerations to his face and abdomen. Deputies believe an argument lead to a fight with "numerous subjects," according to a news release After interviewing witnesses, deputies identified 43-year-old Robert Reid as a suspect, according to the release.
Fri Sep 12, 2014
Ponchatoula man gets 15 years in two attempted bank robberies
A Ponchatoula man has been sentenced to 15 years in prison for a pair of attempted bank robberies in 2013. Edmund Nunez, 52, went to the Florida Parishes Bank in Ponchatoula on June 15, 2013, and handed the teller a note saying he was armed and demanding money, according to the District Attorney's office.
Bollinger Shipyard Stalwart VP Dave Marmillion to Retire
Bollinger Shipyards, Inc. headquartered in Lockport, La., inform of the upcoming retirement of its Vice President Repair, Eastern Division, Dave Marmillion, after 46 years in the shipyard industry. Marmillion's retirement was announced by Bollinger's Chief Operating Officer, Ben Bordelon, who said, "Dave has been an integral part of Bollinger's growth and a mentor to many in the shipyard industry over the past 46 years.
Thu Sep 11, 2014
Chilli thrips: New insect to watch forChilli thrips: New insect to...
Louisiana homeowners should be on the alert for a small insect called chilli thrips that feeds on the young, tender parts of many plants, Chilli thrips: New insect to watch for HAMMOND - Louisiana homeowners should be on the alert for a small insect called chilli thrips that feeds on the young, tender parts of many plants, Check out this story on thenewsstar.com: http://tnsne.ws/1rYyP9F Louisiana homeowners should be on the alert for a small insect called chilli thrips that feeds on the young, tender parts of many plants, according to Yan Chen, an entomologist at the LSU AgCenter Hammond Research Station.
Wed Sep 10, 2014
Unsolved, 'cold case' murders prompt Tangipahoa Parish sheriff to seek public's assistance, website reports
The Tangipahoa Parish Sheriff's Office is seeking the public's help in cracking two "cold case'' murders, a website is reporting. ActionNews17.com reports that Tangipahoa Parish Sheriff Daniel Edwards is asking for the public to come forward and help solve the murders of Hector Dotey, 16, who was gunned down in the Hammond area last May, and Robert Kelly, 25, who was shot to death in the Hammond area in June 2011.
Wild Turkey maker reaches 60th year in business
Jimmy Russell strolled into a roomful of tourists, and soon the patriarch of Kentucky bourbon was posing for pictures and autographing bottles. The man behind Wild Turkey even took a turn as barkeeper, pouring samples of amber whiskey at the distillery's visitors' center.
Sun Sep 07, 2014
WAFB-TV Baton Rouge
Seth Turner after heart transplant
Raycom Media has reached an agreement in principle with DirecTV. DirecTV viewers have been without Raycom Media stations since September 1, 2014.
Fri Sep 05, 2014
WWL-TV New Orleans
Tangipahoa authorities bust 'cartel-like' marijuana operation
Multiple law enforcement agencies shut down what authorities believe was a large-scale marijuana-growing operation in the Tangipahoa area. During the bust Tuesday, authorities from the Tangipahoa Parish Sheriff's Office, Drug Enforcement Administration and Hammond Police Department seized nearly 320 large marijuana plants and over 250 pounds of processed marijuana.
Tue Sep 02, 2014
Hammond Council approves new director of administration
The City Council on Tuesday unanimously approved a resolution appointing Lacy Landrum as the city's new director of administration.
Judge says board investigation of Hammond police chief is proper
A U.S. district judge found that Hammond civil service board is not in contempt of court in the way it has conducted its investigation of Hammond Police Chief Roddy Devall.
Couples who met on dating website end up in jail after crashing yacht in Madisonville
Two men and two women who met on a dating website ended up in jail Monday night after their first date went badly awry.
Fri Aug 29, 2014
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Southeastern Counseling Program Awarded Training Grant
HAMMOND, La., Aug. 28 -- Southeastern Louisiana University issued the following news release: Thanks to a Louisiana Board of Regents grant totaling $71,340, Southeastern Louisiana University's graduate counseling program will be the first and only program in the state to use specialized technology in its research and student training.
Fri Aug 22, 2014
Plea deal forces official out of office in July; he qualifies for re-election in August
The former Tangipahoa Parish School Board member forced to resign after pleading guilty to misdemeanor theft and tax evasion is seeking re-election to the seat he vacated last month.
Thu Aug 21, 2014
Hammond man arrested on child pornography charges
An investigation led by Louisiana Attorney General "Buddy" Caldwell's Cyber Crime Unit led to the Wednesday arrest of a Hammond man accused of 16 counts of child pornography.
2 arrested in Hammond apartment burglary
Sheriff's deputies in Tangipahoa Parish said they arrested two men in connection with an apartment burglary in Hammond on Wednesday.
Tue Aug 19, 2014
Root and Square Root hire former Stella pastry chef Blake Abene
Pastry chef Blake Abene has joined the crew at Square Root and Root. Like many in New Orleans, pastry chef Blake Abene kept an eye on what Phillip Lopez was planning at Square Root.
In New Orleans, a change in police command
Post-Katrina scandals have abated and the homicide rate dropped markedly last year, but violent crime still plagues New Orleans and challenges abound for the person who ultimately replaces police chief Ronal Serpas.