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  1. Thunderstorms threaten St. Tammany, Tangipahoa, Washington parishesRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Dec 23 | The Times-Picayune

    The National Weather Service is warning of strong thunderstorms in St. Tammany, Tangipahoa and Washington parishes in Louisiana and Pearl River County in Mississippi on Tuesday afternoon. A cluster of strong thunderstorms moving northeast is threatening St. Tammany , Tangipahoa and Washington parishes in Louisiana and Pearl River County in Mississippi on Tuesday afternoon, according to a special weather statement issued by the Slidell office of the National Weather Service.


  2. Louisiana anglers will begin 2015 with closed red-snapper season in state watersRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Dec 18 |

    Louisiana anglers have been legally allowed to harvest red snapper every day of 2014, but that will change for at least a while at the beginning of 2015. Louisiana's red-snapper season will remain open in state waters through the end of the year, but anglers will have to endure at least a brief closure at that point.


  3. Stay close to home for last-minute gifts and entertainment: Covington Town TalkRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Dec 17 | The Times-Picayune

    It is crunch time here in Covington. Christmas is almost here, and Santa and his reindeer will be visiting all the good people of Covington.


  4. St. Tammany Parish leaders show off national entrepreneurial awardRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Dec 16 |

    St. Tammany Parish President Pat Brister shows off the 2014 Entrepreneurial American Community Award on Tuesday, Dec. 16, 2014. The award was given to the parish by Partners for Livable Communities in Washington, D.C. Also pictured are Parish Council Chairman Reid Falconer, Mandeville Mayor Donald Villere and Covington Mayor Mike Cooper.


  5. 64th Annual Ozone Camellia Festival presents winning blooms and 2014 CourtRead the original story w/Photo

    Sunday Dec 14 | The Times-Picayune

    North and south shore camellia enthusiasts gathered Dec. 6 at the Slidell Municipal Auditorium for the 64th Ozone Camellia Festival, where hundreds of blooms and the 2014 court were presented. Reigning as the 2014 Camellia Festival Queen is Victoria Leigh Stevens, a student at Northshore High School in Slidell, and daughter of Mr. and Mrs. James Michael Stevens of Slidell.


  6. New St. Tammany Parish levee district begins 'new chapter' for parish flood protectionRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Dec 11 |

    Members of the St. Tammany Parish Levee, Drainage and Conservation District board of commissioners meet for the first time Wednesday, Dec. 10, 2014. night, with the newly created Levee, Drainage and Conservation District board holding its first meeting and beginning to lay the foundation for its work.


  7. Same Baton Rouge police officer accused of excessive force in two federal lawsuits, newspaper reportsRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Dec 11 |

    A Baton Rouge Police Department officer is accused in two federal lawsuits of using excessive force in two separate incidents, one in June 2014 and the other in August 2013. ( The same Baton Rouge Police Department officer is accused in two federal lawsuits of using excessive force in two separate incidents -- one involving a drug bust in June of this year and the second involving a house call in August of 2013, according to The Advocate.


  8. Val Riess Bike Path in Chalmette will open in January 2015: Chalmette MattersRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Dec 11 | The Times-Picayune

    On hand for the ground breaking of the Val Reiss Bike Path in Chalmette are: Raymond Boasso and Dane DeRoche, from left, of Boasso Construction; Gil Carlin, St. Bernard Parish Resident Inspector; Judge David Gorbaty, Presidential Advisor; David Peralta, Parish President, Susan Klees and Judge Robert Klees of the Murphy Oil Cy Pres Committee; Debra Fagan, Grants Coordinator Consultant and Rick Stierwald, St. Bernard Parish Staff Engineer. The St. Bernard Parish Government is working towards improving the aesthetics and infrastructure of the parish.


  9. Legislators question how road money that's been diverted to state police is being usedRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Dec 10 |

    A legislative transportation funding task force questioned Louisiana State Police Superintendent Col. Mike Edmonson over how his department uses money that was originally collected for roads.


  10. What you'll find in the Biloxi Marsh, and how best to access itRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Dec 9 |

    Want to fish the Biloxi Marsh? Turn left to get to Shell Beach or right to head to Hopedale after crossing the draw bridge over Bayou La Loutre. You can get there from either.


  11. St. Bernard Port take-home car, professional contract practices questionedRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Dec 9 | The Times-Picayune

    A state Legislative Auditor report this week in part questioned the St. Bernard Port Harbor and Terminal District 's use of take-home vehicles, saying that it was not following state law. The audit also questioned pay raises and a driver provided to the port's executive director, Robert Scafidel.


  12. Recapping the Jesuit state championship season, from Mark Songy hire to Division I titleRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday Dec 8 |

    While the Jesuit -based American Legion team was competing for a Southeast Regional title in early July, news broke that seven-year head football coach Wayde Keiser was retiring from the school. Since then, the Blue Jays football team has had to find a new head coach, battle through a difficult non-district schedule early in the season, then navigate through the always-rigorous Catholic League before gearing up for a playoff run, which included re-matches with Rummel then John Curtis.


  13. Citing 1st Amendment, judge rejects Landrieu administration's attempt ...Read the original story w/Photo

    Monday Dec 8 | The Times-Picayune

    The Times-Picayune can continue to delve into a police investigation of a Texas woman's alleged rape in a French Quarter hotel in March, a state judge ruled Monday as he denied the city of New Orleans' attempt to stop the news organization from reporting on the matter and contacting witnesses in the case. But Judge Kern Reese also banned the company's reporters from naming the woman despite her appearance on television to criticize the NOPD's handling of her case.


  14. Newly announced music series, 'Friday Night Music Club,' to include Luther Kent, Debbie Davis, John 'Papa' GrosRead the original story w/Photo

    Feb 6, 2014 |

    Center of Performing Arts , an intimate arts venue situated in downtown Covington, has announced a new live music series. "Friday Night Music Club" will make the best of its setting by bringing notable New Orleans musicians across Lake Pontchartrain to perform in an "up close and personal" environment.


  15. Lang CMC 150.jpgRead the original story w/Photo

    Saturday Dec 6 | The Times-Picayune

    The Louisiana National Guard welcomes Command Sgt. Maj. Robert J. Stiefvater as its new senior enlisted leader during an official change of responsibility ceremony at Esler Field in Pineville on Saturday .


  16. Louisiana National Guard welcomes new command sergeant majorRead the original story w/Photo

    Saturday Dec 6 |

    Command Sgt. Maj. Robert Stiefvater on Saturday took over Saturday as the senior enlisted member of the Louisiana National Guard , replacing Command Sgt.


  17. Damien Tornabene records key technical fall to provide Rummel with 38-33 victory over HahnvilleRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Dec 3 |

    Most teams that lost nine starters from last season, including three state finalists and three state placers, and forfeited three weight classes at a meet would be doomed. The New Orleans area wrestling powerhouse received a key technical fall from senior 132-pound Damien Tornabene in the third-to-last match of the night to hold off a scrappy and talented Hahnville team for a 38-33 victory on the road Wednesday night.


  18. Chamber prepares to honor community and business leaders: Chamber ConnectionRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Dec 3 | The Times-Picayune

    We are already gearing up for the 2015 Chamber year! Our Board of Directors and staff recently held our annual retreat, where the development of our strategic plan of work was discussed. Our membership is strong, and our leaders are passionate about providing business support.


  19. Frank S. Bruno, lawyer and cabinetmaker, dies at 90Read the original story w/Photo

    Nov 25, 2014 |

    Frank Silvio Bruno, the son of an immigrant cabinetmaker who not only learned that trade but also became a New Orleans lawyer and real estate developer, died Sunday at his New Orleans home. He was 90. For a decade, Mr. Bruno practiced law with five of his six sons: Joseph, Frank, Stephen, Robert and Christopher, who is a Civil District Court judge.


  20. Hannan High holds Blacklight Dance, cross country team competes at state, and moreRead the original story w/Photo

    Nov 17, 2014 | The Times-Picayune

    The Archbishop Hannan High School Student Council hosted the Blacklight Dance on Saturday, Nov. 15. Students came decked out in white, neon, and glow paint and danced the night away under the glowing black lights and glow sticks. Sophomore Theresa Smith said, "The theme was different than anything we have ever done before, and I think everyone really enjoyed that."


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