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LSMSA to host informational meetings for prospective students, parents
Prospective students and their parents will have 12 opportunities this fall to attend an informational meeting to learn more about the Louisiana School for Math, Science, and the Arts, located in Natchitoches. One of those meetings will be held in St. Tammany Parish at the public library in Slidell, 555 Robert Blvd., at 6 p.m. on Oct. 22, in its large meeting room.
Tue Sep 16, 2014
Slidell man gets 40 years for forcible rape of child
A Slidell man was sentenced to 40 years in prison after he pleaded guilty to charges of forcible rape, sexual battery and failure to register as a sex offender, according to District Attorney Walter Reed's office. Caleb Hughes, 28, was sentenced as a career criminal because of a previous conviction in Massachusetts, a spokesman for Reed said.
To settle discrimination lawsuit, Slidell landlord pays $15,000 and...
A Slidell landlord who was sued for discrimination has agreed to turn over management of his properties to an outside company and will pay the Greater New Orleans Fair Housing Action Center $15,000 to settle the lawsuit, the Fair Housing Action Center said Tuesday . The center, which investigates housing discrimination complaints, sued Steven Stubenrauch in federal court in December 2013, alleging that Stubenrauch violated the federal Fair Housing Act by repeatedly misrepresenting the availability of his advertised rental property to African Americans.
Van Geaux cooking competition mixes dinner and a cause: Slidell Town Talk
People in southern Louisiana know that one sure way to get people to support a cause is to involve food in the plan. Really good food can make any fundraiser an instant success.
Billy Bob Thornton reportedly in talks to join George Clooney in New Orleans for 'Our Brand is Crisis'
Billy Bob Thornton prepares to shoot a scene on the set of the crime comedy 'The Baytown Outlaws,' which shot in Slidell in summer 2011. Billy Bob Thornton may soon be headed back to New Orleans.
Mon Sep 15, 2014
Bridge in Pearl River near Slidell closed
The Pearl River swing bridge on U.S. 90 east of Slidell is shut down to vehicular traffic, according to the state highway department. The barrier gate on the Mississippi side of the span became stuck in the down position Monday morning, blocking traffic.
Sat Sep 13, 2014
Hurricane season quiet so far, but not over yet
The 2014 hurricane season so far has turned out to be just as quiet as predicted, but it isn't over yet. "The most important thing is we're in the peak of the hurricane season," said Gerry Bell, lead seasonal hurricane forecaster at the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration's Climate Prediction Center.
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Slidell police arrest teen in online high school threat investigation
Investigators with the Slidell Police Department arrested a 16-year-old boy who was responsible for making the social media threats toward Salmen High School. His identity was not released at this time.
Fri Sep 12, 2014
St. Tammany SALT Council resets home safety seminar for Sept. 29
The St. Tammany SALT Council has rescheduled its free "Safe At Home" seminar for Sept. 29 at the Slidell Memorial Hospital Founders Building at 1150 Robert Blvd. in Slidell .
Mandeville police launch mounted division, public can meet horses next week
Si and Lyles are currently training to become the Mandeville Police Department 's newest members. Si, a former Grand Prix show jumping horse from Germany, and Lyles, a friendly rescue from Lafayette, are the two equestrian members of the Mandeville Police Department's brand new mounted division.
Funnel cloud, thunderstorm threatening, LaPlace, St. Charles, St. John, St. James, Ascension, Livingston parishes until
A strong thunderstorm, which may contain a funnel cloud or tornado, is moving through the area marked on the map. A strong thunderstorm containing a funnel cloud is threatening LaPlace and parts of St. Charles, St. John the Baptist, St. James, Livingston, and Ascension parishes on Friday , according to a special weather statement from the Slidell office of the National Weather Service .
Thu Sep 11, 2014
North shore nightlife: What's happening for the weekend of Sept. 12-13
Raymond Ybos of Witness, during the first take of the "Drew Brees Shuffle" music video at Bayou Jam at Heritage Park in Slidell on Sunday, May 4, 2014. The band will perform on Friday, Sept.
Wed Sep 10, 2014
Legislative auditor will review former St. Tammany prosecutor's retirement contributions
Harry Pastuszek Jr., a former assistant in St. Tammany Parish District Attorney Walter Reed's office who receives a publicly funded retirement might have used money earned through his private law firm to calculate his benefits, according to records and statements from the St. Tammany Parish School Board. Pastuszek, right, is shown here during a hearing at the Robert C. Brooks Educational Complex in Slidell in 2012.
New Blue Bayou Cafe may feel familiar, as it revives menu of the past
A scene from the grand opening of Blue Bayou Cafe in the Bayou Country General Store in Slidell. There have been several closures of beloved restaurants in St. Tammany over the past summer, including Carmelo's and Louie and the Redhead Lady in Mandeville, and the longtime Slidell fixture, The Boiling Pot , in eastern St. Tammany.
Slidell detective injured in weekend crash still in coma, funeral arrangements set for friend
A Slidell police detective who was seriously injured in a Sunday morning crash on Old Spanish Trail in Slidell remains in a coma and in critical condition, Slidell police said. Detective John Cole, 31, who was off duty at the time of the wreck, lost control of his Jeep Wrangler westbound on Old Spanish Trail near Interstate 10 and overturned in a ditch.
Tue Sep 09, 2014
Shooting threat at Salmen High a prank, authorities say
Social media threats to "shoot up" Salmen High School were pranks, police said, but they caused a major stir at the Slidell public school Tuesday, with police officers on campus throughout the day. Police learned of the threats early and were at the school when it opened, according to Detective Daniel Seuzeneau, a Police Department spokesman.
Slidell Office of Motor Vehicles
The Louisiana Office of Motor Vehicles on Lindberg Drive in Slidell Tuesday, September 9, 2014. The Slidell City Council held a public hearing Tuesday night to gauge public opinion on support for possibly increasing the cost of some transactions at the state Office of Motor Vehicles location in Slidell.
Salmen High School social media threat
Students are picked up from Salmen High School in Slidell after threats were made through social media, an anonymous Twitter account, Tuesday, September 9, 2014. The threats indicated that there would be a shooting at the school according to Slidell Police.
Mon Sep 08, 2014
Walmart hiring up to 190 people for new Slidell Neighborhood Market stores
Walmart said it plans to hire up to 190 people to work at two Neighborhood Market stores, like the one pictured here, that are under construction and will open this fall in Slidell. Walmart has opened a hiring center in Slidell to hire up to 190 employees to work at two Neighborhood Market grocery stores under construction in the city, the company said in a news release.
Off-duty Slidell Police officer hurt in fatal car accident
Louisiana State Troopers are investigating a car accident that left one man dead and an off-duty Slidell Police officer injured. The accident occurred Sunday at 7:10 a.m. on Highway 433, just east of Interstate 10 in Slidell.