REHABILITATION -- Student Quincy Hooker works on an assignment at the Tangipahoa Alternative School, which has been revamped this school year to have more rigorous academics and more emotional and social support services.
Photo courtesy of Terran Perry
Photo courtesy of Southeastern
HONORED -- Southeastern Louisiana University opened the 2019-20 academic year Friday (Aug. 16) with its fall convocation that included presentation of the President's Awards for Excellence, the university's highest honor for faculty and staff. From left are award recipients Irene Nero, Benjamin Diller, Corliss Dupuy, Kent Neuerburg, and Dayne Sherman.
Photos provided by Russ Wood
SERVICE DOG -- This photo shows the Assistance Dogs of America license issued to Russ Wood's dog, Sargeant, who is certified in PTSD assistance.
Mandeville "" On Thursday Aug. 15, around 5:30 p.m., troopers from Louisiana State Police Troop L responded to a five-vehicle fatal crash on Interstate 12 near Louisiana Highway 1088. The crash claimed the life of 44-year-old Byron Lee Sanford of Laurel, MS. . . .
Shortly before 5 a.m. on Friday, Aug. 16, Louisiana State Police Troop L began investigating a single-vehicle fatal crash on Louisiana Highway 38 west of Louisiana Highway 43 in St. Helena Parish. The crash claimed the life of 36-year-old Douglas Glass of Osyka, . . .
CUCUZZA – Independence Italian Cultural Museum board member Larry Calmes shows Jerry Gulotta's winner for oddest-looking cucuzza at the museum's first annual Cucuzza Day on Saturday.
Some pronounce it "coo-coot-sa," while others favor the slang "ga-gootz."
Most people's mouths were too full of Sicilian delicacies at Independence Italian Cultural Museum on Saturday to overly concern themselves with speaking. They ignored the afternoon heat . . .
By Jesse Brooks
People have asked him to run for mayor to unify the City of Ponchatoula, said state Rep. Steve Pugh.
Pugh surprised many in the city by qualifying for the race the day before the deadline, . . .
By LAUREN LANGLOIS
Hammond City Council members will reconsider a rezoning request they had previously denied.
Jamestown Properties is seeking to rezone lots in the Hundred Oaks Subdivision on Old . . .
Joyce Hills, Shasta Bell
WHO? -- Hammond police are trying to identify a suspected "peeping tom" who allegedly looked in the window of a teenage boy in the city.
PLUGGING AWAY -- Director of The Downtown Ponchatoula Revitalization Program Faith Allen dives deep into city structuring guides and research about making main street areas strong districts.
Photo by Jesse Brooks
by Connor Raborn
New business is moving into the old train depot in Independence.
Robert Esponge, owner of Wolf Pack Nutrition in Loranger, told the board of aldermen Tuesday about plans to open a new . . .
Photo provided by Chief Edwin Bergeron
TRAFFIC CHIEF- Hammond Police Chief Edwin Bergeron directs morning school traffic as part of an initiative he started to take the pressure off of officers on duty. Bergeron's initiative is to assign office administration staff to school traffic for officer relief.
By Jesse Brooks
Veronica Palmer, a Democrat running for Ponchatoula City Council's District B, is engaged in her first-ever political campaign on the promise of bringing more community involvement to the . . .
Photo by Lauren Langlois
JW DAVIS PEDESTRIAN — JW Davis Drive's pedestrian bridge has had issues with a washed out embankment and the City of Hammond plans to extend the bridge by adding spans to secure it better.