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Pit bull attacked pets in carport, man says

Pit bull attacked pets in carport, man says

Editor February 14, 2017 Comments Off on Pit bull attacked pets in carport, man says

By KEVIN CHIRI Slidell news bureau SLIDELL – A Slidell man said his wife is still traumatized after a vicious attack by a neighbor’s pit bull on his small Min Pin dog, a situation

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Slidell couple married 75 years as he celebrates his 100th birthday

Slidell couple married 75 years as he celebrates his 100th birthday

Editor February 14, 2017 Comments Off on Slidell couple married 75 years as he celebrates his 100th birthday

By KEVIN CHIRI Slidell news bureau SLIDELL – When Chestine Wilkins was asked what attracted her the most to her husband of 75 years when they first met in the late 1930s she acted

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Home permits confirm growth

Home permits confirm growth

Editor February 14, 2017 Comments Off on Home permits confirm growth

By KEVIN CHIRI Slidell news bureau SLIDELL – The new year began in St. Tammany Parish with the largest number of new home building permits in 10 years, indicating a steady increase in residential

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Drugs to blame for crime

Drugs to blame for crime

Editor February 6, 2017 Comments Off on Drugs to blame for crime

By KEVIN CHIRI Slidell news bureau SLIDELL – As St. Tammany Sheriff Randy Smith settles into his new job during the first 12 months in office, his biggest challenge is clearly not a violent

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Mayor Drennan’s annual Prayer Breakfast focuses on inspiring children throughout Slidell

Mayor Drennan’s annual Prayer Breakfast focuses on inspiring children throughout Slidell

Editor February 6, 2017 Comments Off on Mayor Drennan’s annual Prayer Breakfast focuses on inspiring children throughout Slidell

By KEVIN CHIRI Slidell news bureau SLIDELL – A call to public officials and business leaders to “remember the kids” capped an inspirational gathering in the Slidell Municipal Auditorium on Friday for the fifth

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Slidell psychologist, owner convicted in scheme worth over $25 million

Slidell psychologist, owner convicted in scheme worth over $25 million

Editor February 4, 2017 Comments Off on Slidell psychologist, owner convicted in scheme worth over $25 million

SLIDELL – A Slidell psychologist and an owner of a psychological facility were convicted for their involvement in a $25.2 million Medicare fraud scheme carried out through eight companies at nursing homes in four

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Camellia Jazz Festival launches with big time party

Camellia Jazz Festival launches with big time party

Editor February 4, 2017 Comments Off on Camellia Jazz Festival launches with big time party

By KEVIN CHIRI Slidell news bureau SLIDELL – If the initial public event for the first annual Camellia City Smooth Jazz Festival is any indication, then the idea to make Slidell “the smooth jazz

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La. Heart Hospital to close this month

La. Heart Hospital to close this month

Editor February 4, 2017 Comments Off on La. Heart Hospital to close this month

LACOMBE – The Louisiana Heart Hospital (LHH) and its affiliated medical group announced plans on Tuesday to file for protection under Chapter 11 of the bankruptcy code and wind down its operations by the

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$7.9 million grant to aid in drainage

$7.9 million grant to aid in drainage

Editor February 4, 2017 Comments Off on $7.9 million grant to aid in drainage

SLIDELL — St. Tammany Parish Government has been awarded $7.9 million dollars through the federal Hazard Mitigation Grant Program, to fund the Lower W-15 Area/Lower French Branch Basin Drainage Improvement Project in Slidell. As

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Police investigate armed robbery at Waffle House

Police investigate armed robbery at Waffle House

Editor February 4, 2017 Comments Off on Police investigate armed robbery at Waffle House

SLIDELL — Slidell Police are seeking the public’s help in identifying the person responsible for an overnight armed robbery at Waffle House; 1728 Gause Boulevard. Around 1:26 a.m. on January 23, a white male

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Causeway toll to hike in price

Causeway toll to hike in price

Editor January 26, 2017 Comments Off on Causeway toll to hike in price

COVINGTON – Drivers crossing the Lake Pontchartrain Causeway will soon be paying more than ever to do so. The Jefferson Parish Council unanimously authorized the agency in charge of the Lake Pontchartrain Causeway to

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Leadership 2017 unveils upcoming community projects

Leadership 2017 unveils upcoming community projects

Editor January 26, 2017 Comments Off on Leadership 2017 unveils upcoming community projects

By KEVIN CHIRI Slidell news bureau SLIDELL – When a couple dozen community business leaders put their heads together to create lasting projects to benefit the Slidell area you can bet the variety of

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Shoes worth $25K seized in fraud case

Shoes worth $25K seized in fraud case

Editor January 26, 2017 Comments Off on Shoes worth $25K seized in fraud case

SLIDELL?– A Slidell couple’s fraudulent credit card/identity theft operation has been shut down by the St. Tammany Parish Sheriff’s Office. An investigation, led by the STPSO Financial Crimes Unit, has resulted in 115 counterfeit

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Parish tax renewals reduced by officials

Parish tax renewals reduced by officials

Editor January 26, 2017 Comments Off on Parish tax renewals reduced by officials

By KEVIN CHIRI Slidell news bureau SLIDELL – Trying to make every change possible to ensure passage of two critical sales taxes to fund the parish jail and Justice Center, top parish leaders have

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Parish growth won’t slow down

Parish growth won’t slow down

Editor January 26, 2017 Comments Off on Parish growth won’t slow down

By KEVIN CHIRI Slidell news bureau SLIDELL – A recently released study that was sought by a parish Task Force of civic and business leaders makes one thing very clear for St. Tammany Parish—growth

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ROTC instructor allegedly had sex with students

ROTC instructor allegedly had sex with students

Editor January 26, 2017 Comments Off on ROTC instructor allegedly had sex with students

MANDEVILLE – A Mandeville High School ROTC instructor was arrested on Friday for having sexual relations with two different female students, according to Mandeville Police Department Assistant Chief Ron Ruple. On January 20, the

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Drug deal gone bad, results in three arrests

Drug deal gone bad, results in three arrests

Editor January 26, 2017 Comments Off on Drug deal gone bad, results in three arrests

SLIDELL — The “victim,” the perpetrator, and a third individual all ended up behind bars after a Slidell man called to report he was robbed while purchasing drugs. Zachary Stampley, 27-years-old, met up with

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‘Lucky Duck’ to bring $100 gift of kindness

‘Lucky Duck’ to bring $100 gift of kindness

Editor January 22, 2017 Comments Off on ‘Lucky Duck’ to bring $100 gift of kindness

SLIDELL – Slidell residents may have seen gift bags popping up in random locations across the area. They’re flanked with bright yellow cards that read “The Gift of Kindness” and a congratulatory note for

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SPD identifies five in Abney Estates shooting

SPD identifies five in Abney Estates shooting

Editor January 22, 2017 Comments Off on SPD identifies five in Abney Estates shooting

SLIDELL?– Slidell Police have identified five people involved in the shooting that took place in the Abney Estates Subdivision on Friday, January 6, 2017. A disagreement over a small amount of cash and marijuana

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Sheriff’s Office brings burglary spree to an end

Sheriff’s Office brings burglary spree to an end

Editor January 22, 2017 Comments Off on Sheriff’s Office brings burglary spree to an end

SLIDELL — St. Tammany Parish Sheriff’s detectives have recovered over $16,000 worth of property, and stopped a one-man burglary spree that has plagued the Slidell area since late November of 2016, according to St.

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