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  1. Dozens of St. Tammany homes damaged by Thursday's stormsRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Nov 1 |

    Trees were blown over and around 35 homes reported damage Thursday, Nov. 1, 2018, in the Tallow Creek subdivision of St. Tammany Parish as storms rolled across the region. after severe storms passed through the region , officials said.


  2. Possible tornado near Bogalusa injures 2Read the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Nov 1 |

    Bobbi Jo Breland with the Washington Parish office of Homeland Security and Emergency Preparedness said in an email the storm struck around 3:30 a.m. Thursday just west of Bogalusa. Breland says a mobile home flipped over and two people were rescued and taken to a hospital.


  3. Heavy rain is predicted for the New Orleans area overnight Thursday.Read the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Oct 31 |

    The National Weather Service warned Wednesday that widespread storms were expected in the New Orleans area after midnight. Strong to severe thunderstorms could come with damaging winds as strong as 70 mph, large hail and isolated tornadoes, the NWS reported.


  4. Bogalusa Blues and Heritage Festival offers a little bit of everything this weekendRead the original story w/Photo

    Sep 26, 2018 |

    Grammy Award-winning bluesman Bobby Rush will be the main headlining act for the 2018 Bogalusa Blues and Heritage Festival, happening Sept. 28 and 29 in Bogalusa's Cassidy Park.


  5. Giant logjam cleared on Pearl RiverRead the original story w/Photo

    Sep 25, 2018 |

    Crews have cleared a "significant'' portion of a giant log and debris jam in the Pearl River south of Bogalusa , according to the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service. The obstruction, which had been there for years, not only was a hazard to boaters, but also hindered the downstream flow of the river and even threatened to destroy crucial habitat of endangered fish species.


  6. Washington Parish deputy named a Carnegie HeroRead the original story w/Photo

    Sep 20, 2018 |

    A Washington Parish sheriff's deputy who rescued two women from a burning car last year was among 16 people recognized for extraordinary heroism Thursday by the Carnegie Hero Fund Commission in Pittsburgh. Deputy Ronald Manning of Bogalusa was named a Carnegie Hero by the commission, which was formed in 1904 and recognizes civilian heroism in the United States and Canada.


  7. Motorcyclist killed in head-on crash along St. Tammany highwayRead the original story w/Photo

    Sep 7, 2018 |

    A 75-year-old motorcyclist was killed late Friday morning in a head-on collision in the curve of a St. Tammany Parish highway, according to Louisiana State Police . Fredrick E. Lawshe of Covington was pronounced dead at the scene on Louisiana 437, also called Lee Road, near the intersection with Louisiana 1081, also called Stafford Road.


  8. Pearl River logjam on Louisiana-Mississippi border to be clearedRead the original story w/Photo

    Aug 25, 2018 |

    The government will soon begin clearing a logjam that keeps threatened fish from swimming up the Pearl River and has also gathered debris including refrigerators, televisions, tires, mattresses, boats and even a houseboat. Clearing the jam will also reduce riverbank erosion that threatens to fill in deep-river habitat where threatened Gulf of Mexico sturgeon can stay cool during the summer, Louisiana Wildlife and Fisheries Secretary Jack Montoucet said.


  9. Massive log jam on Pearl River to be cleared soonRead the original story w/Photo

    Aug 16, 2018 |

    A massive log jam in the Pearl River south of Bogalusa will soon be cleared. The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service said Thursday that it is partnering with the Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries to remove the jam near Pools Bluff south of Bogalusa.


  10. Harahan: The town that railroads built, in 70 vintage photos from The Times-PicayuneRead the original story w/Photo

    Jul 13, 2018 |

    Call it the little town that could. In 1844, Illinois Central railroad workers created a settlement that was the forerunner to the City of Harahan.


  11. Bogalusa pastor pleads guilty to stealing $95K in disability benefitsRead the original story w/Photo

    Jul 26, 2018 |

    A longtime pastor of a Bogalusa church pleaded guilty to the theft of more than $95,000 in Social Security disability benefits, U.S. Attorney Duane A. Evans said Thursday . Jerry R. Newton, 54, of Slidell , is set for an Oct. 25 sentencing hearing before U. S. District Court Judge Jane Triche Milazzo.


  12. Artscape: Debbie Weaver trades in her NOPD badge for sculpting toolsRead the original story

    Jul 18, 2018 |

    Debbie Weaver spent 32 years as an New Orleans police officer, most of them with the department's Mounted Unit. Now she spends her days turning mounds of clay into whimsical dancers and garden figures, Louisiana-themed plates and ornaments, swirling jellyfish wind chimes and more.


  13. Bayou Liberty Pirogue Races: Check out the photosRead the original story

    Jun 4, 2018 |

    If you thought pirogue pointers were the only lessons to be learned at the 66th annual Bayou Liberty Pirogue Races held Sunday near Slidell , you'd be wrong. Life lessons were as plentiful as Bogalusa paddlers at the fun, family competition.


  14. 1 dead, 1 hurt in St. Tammany Parish crash FridayRead the original story

    Jun 1, 2018 |

    One person was killed and another person was seriously injured in a St. Tammany Parish crash Friday , State Police said. , authorities said.


  15. Bogalusa woman accused of setting fire to apartment after evictionRead the original story

    May 24, 2018 |

    A Bogalusa woman admitted to setting her apartment ablaze Wednesday , causing smoke and flame damage to several units in the complex, after receiving an eviction notice the previous day, according to the Louisiana State Fire Marshal's office. Sandra Luter, 48, was booked Thursday into the Washington Parish jail with one count of aggravated arson in connection with the fire.


  16. Bogalusa man gets 30-year sentence for raping 5-year-old girlRead the original story

    May 23, 2018 |

    A Bogalusa man pleaded guilty to raping a 5-year-old girl and was sentenced to 30 years in prison, the North Shore district attorney's office reported Wednesday . Donald R. Stone, 64, pleaded guilty Monday to second-degree rape of a child under 13, DA Warren Montgomery's office said in a news release.


  17. North Shore pair pleads guilty to roles in killing, coverupRead the original story

    May 22, 2018 |

    Charles Joseph Mixon, left, pleaded guilty to manslaughter and obstuction of justice in the killing of a Mandeville woman in Washington Parish in 2016. Keri Stewart, right, pleaded guilty to obstruction of justice.


  18. Jury convicts North Shore man in girlfriend's 'horrific' murderRead the original story

    May 11, 2018 |

    A North Shore man was found guilty Friday of murdering his estranged girlfriend in a "horrific" 2016 shooting that played out before the eyes of the couple's 3-year-old son. A St. Tammany Parish jury deliberated around two horus before returning a second-degree murder verdict against Jonathan Talley, whose attorney argued that Aimee Krist was killed accidentally as the defendant had a suicidal meltdown at the victim's Pearl River home.


  19. 4 teens arrested after firing gun from vehicle in Mandeville, police sayRead the original story

    May 4, 2018 |

    Four teen-agers are accused of repeatedly firing a gun from a vehicle at two locations Wednesday night in Mandeville . Mandeville Police said they arrested Trace Moore, 19, of Mandeville; Dominick Sharp, 18, of Mandeville; Rian Gates, 19, of Bogalusa; and a 15-year-old female.


  20. Man accused of killing girlfriend in Pearl River intended to kill himself: attorneyRead the original story

    May 7, 2018 |

    Jonathan Talley, on trial for the 2016 murder of his estranged girlfriend and the kidnapping of their 3-year-old son, was suicidal and reckless on the night Aimee Kirst died of a gunshot wound to the back of the head, but he had no intention of killing the Pearl River woman, his attorney said Monday during opening arguments at the St. Tammany Parish Courthouse. Characterizing the killing of Kirst as accidental, defense attorney James Carrington told the jury that Talley went to Kirst's home on Ed Yates Road north of Pearl River on June 30, 2016 to kill himself, not to murder the mother of his son.


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