St. Tammany Parish, Louisiana

David Blake
November 22, 2017 - 11:41 am
St. Tammany Parish has set a new high for homicides! 18 is the latest count, according to figures from the coroner, which eclipses the previous high of 17 back in 1996. "The Northshore is known for murder rates in the single digits, but not this year," St. Tammany Sheriff Randy Smith told WWL First...
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November 11, 2017 - 8:28 am
According to the Slidell Police Department, a man out hunting made a gruesome discovery Friday morning. Officials say the man was in an area adjacent to Palm Lake around 11 a.m. when he found what he believed to be a human skull. He called police, who turned the skull over to the St. Tammany Parish...
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November 04, 2017 - 9:13 am
One man was killed and four others were injured following a shooting at a residence in the Lacombe area Friday night (November 3). Shortly after 9:30 p.m., STPSO deputies responded to a report of a shooting at 27611 Mirmar Street in Lacombe. When deputies arrived, they discovered multiple victims,...
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September 25, 2017 - 11:03 am
(AP) - Authorities say a Louisiana man who is accused of shooting another man has been arrested. News outlets report 20-year-old Frank Beckendorf was charged with second-degree murder in the death of a 20-year-old man. The victim was shot in the chest in the parking lot of a Slidell-area apartment...
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September 24, 2017 - 11:59 am
The St. Tammany Parish Sheriff’s Office has a suspect in custody following a fatal shooting that occurred overnight in the Slidell area. STPSO deputies responded to a report of shots fired shortly before 1 a.m. Sunday (September 24) at 4854 Pontchartrain Drive. When officers arrived, they...
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Jim Hanzo
August 24, 2017 - 8:46 am
As New Orleans prepares for the possibility of lots of rain surrounding Tropical Storm Harvey, how are other parishes doing? In St. Tammany Parish , Dexter Accardo, the Emergency Management Director, says they're a little bit different than Orleans and Jefferson Parishes. "Most of our drainage is...
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August 03, 2017 - 6:44 am
(WWL.com) The state Department of Transportation is discussing the possibility of widening Interstate 12 in the western part of St. Tammany Parish between Mandeville and Covington. Jennifer Branton with DOTD says there are two proposals in the works to add one lane to the east and westbound lanes...
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July 25, 2017 - 11:04 am
Two bodies have been discovered in a Covington-area trailer, this morning. The Coroner's Office told WWL-TV that autopsies will be done to determine the cause of death. The St. Tammany Parish Sheriff's Office is investigating.
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