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July 6, 2015

Motorcyclist Dies in Washington Parish Crash

Shortly after 1:30 PM on July 5th, 2015, Troopers from Louisiana State Police Troop L investigated a fatal motorcycle crash on LA 62 in Pine. The crash claimed the life of 33 year old Brian Winslow of Lacombe, Louisiana.

Winslow failed to safely negotiate a left hand curve and ran off the right side of the road. After exiting the roadway, Winslow struck a mailbox and was ejected from his motorcycle.

Winslow was severely injured in the crash despite wearing a U.S. Department of Transportation approved helmet. He was air-lifted from the scene in critical condition to Northoaks Hospital but died shortly after 6:00 PM.  Impairment is not suspected. 

July 6, 2015

What's Happening at STPH This Week

Here's a glimpse of what's going at St. Tammany Parish Hospital and its off-site locations July 6-11.

***GRIEF SUPPORT GROUP - A support group for parents who have experienced the loss of a child, from infant to adult 

***BREAST CANCER SUPPORT - This free support group is open to anyone receiving treatment or who has completed treatment for breast cancer. 

***PLAY AND LEARN - Parents and their children, 16 months to 4 years, are invited to play and learn together through music and movement, arts and crafts, and storytime 

***GRIEF SUPPORT - Join STPH spiritual care providers and social workers for a support group open to all who are grieving any loss. 

***CANCER SUPPORT - Family members and friends challenged by cancer diagnosis are invited to share experiences and quality of life after a cancer diagnosis. 

***POSITIVE DISCIPLINE - Learn positive discipline strategies that will enhance your parental toolbox. 

***INFANT/CHILD CPR - Learn the skills you need to know for choking and breathing emergencies among children 

***NEW BABY SUPPORT GROUP - Join other mothers and their little ones (birth to seven months old) to discuss child development and parenting tips with other parents as well as professionals 

For more information on these and other programs, click here.


Berneda A. Birdsong, age 91, passed away on Thursday, July 2, 2015 at her residence in Bogalusa, LA.  Poole-Ritchie Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements which are incomplete at this time. 


Betty Jo Stogner Holmes Hardee, age 82 and a resident of Bogalusa, went to be with our Lord on Friday evening, July 3, at Our Lady of Angels Hospital. Ms. Hardee was a member of Monroe Street Baptist Church. 


Timothy Wayne Jones, Sr., 68, resident of Bogalusa, LA passed away Friday July 3, 2015 at North Oaks Hospital in Hammond, LA. 

July 6, 2015

Washington Parish Jail Booking Information

Allison Magee was booked 07/02 on the charges of Possession of Schedule II Drugs (4 counts) and Possession of Schedule III Drugs

Josef Hughes was booked 07/02 on the charges of Possession of Schedule II Drugs (4 counts) and Possession of Schedule III Drugs

Fred Warren was booked 07/02 on the charge of Aggravated Battery

Kacie Kihneman was booked 07/02 on the charges of Contempt of Court (2 counts)

Annette Arceneaux was booked 07/02 In For Court

Bobby Harris was booked 07/02 on the charges of Failure to Appear (4 counts) and Failure to Pay Fine

Holly Freeman was booked 07/02 on the charges of Burglary of Inhabited Dwelling and Theft of Firearm

Jonathan Barber was booked 07/03 In From Court

Snooky Miner was booked 07/03 on the charges of Driving With Suspended License Due to Previous DUI, Failure to Appear (2 counts), and Speeding 21-30 Over Limit

Jeffery Miley was booked 07/04 on the charges of Failure to Appear (5 counts)

Antonio Morris was booked 07/04 on the charge of Fugitive Other Jurisdiction

Joshua Peters was booked 07/04 on the charges of Driving While Intoxicaated, Careless Operation, Driving Under Suspension, Hit and Run, and Failure to Appear

Joey Craddock was booked 07/05 on the charges of Simple Battery, Convicted Felon in Possession of Firearm, and Fugitive Other Jurisdiction

Rita Haynes was booked 07/05 on the charges of Illegal Discharge/Use of Weapon and Failure to Appear

Ashley Leach was booked 07/06 on the charge of Simple Battery With Injury

July 2, 2015

Support Sought for Franklinton Police Officer

The Franklinton Police Dept. along with the Corbett W. Penton FOP Lodge #47 are selling chicken dinner tickets with a chance to win a 60 quart YETI ice chest to support Cpl. Brad Eckert. 

Brad sustained a severe eye injury while off duty and has had two surgeries to repair his vision. The FPD and the FOP are asking the community to help support Brad with medical expenses and travel cost to Doctors during his recovery. Brad is married to Erica V. Eckert and they have two small children. 

Tickets are $10 and you are asked to contact any FPD Officer. Drawing and dinner will be held on Friday, July 17th at 11:00am; dinners can be picked up at the Big Kitchen in the Fairgrounds after 11:00am.  

July 2, 2015

Arrests Made in Franklinton Pharmacy Burglary

On the evening of July 1, 2015 the Franklinton Police Dept. received an alarm call from Forshag’s Pharmacy 1919 Main St. Franklinton, La. When Officers arrived they observed a window broken and apparent entry had been made into the business. Sgt. Chad Dorsett checked the interior for possible suspects, but they had fled the area prior to Sgt. Dorsett’s arrival. Witnesses in the area came forward and reported a suspicious male leaving the pharmacy and walking South on Main St./Hwy. 16. While Lt. James Holmes secured the pharmacy; Sgt. Dorsett, Capt. Randall Penton and Cpl. Clay Arceneaux along with WPSO Deputy Mitchell Nesmith went to the Leap of Faith Apartments and through further witness cooperation, were able to locate the perpetrators room. 

Click here  for more on the investigation and apprehension of the suspects.


Betty Ann Knight age 72 passed away July 1, 2015 at Our Lady Of Angels Hospital here in Bogalusa La. 


Charles “Charlie” Howard Watts graduated with top honors on July 2, 2015 and went home to be with his Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. He died with the same faith, love and humility that he exhibited throughout his life. 

Born October 30, 1930 in Hammond, Louisiana, he was the youngest of 7 children. From humble beginnings during the Depression, this quiet, skinny boy began chasing his dreams.

July 2, 2015

Troop L Grant-A-Wish Provides Disney Vacation to 3-yr and Family

Nikko Verret is a three year old boy who was born with a congenital spinal abnormality. Nikko showed no signs of illness and appeared to be perfectly healthy until an accident lead to him becoming an incomplete quadriplegic. The change from a rambunctious three year old to paralysis was almost overnight.  His father had to quit his job to take care of his son and his mother works six days a week.

Nikko and family needed a chance to get out of the house and have a stress free relaxing vacation.  In May at the annual Louisiana State Police Troop L Sporting Clays fundraiser, Troopers and Mickey Mouse surprised Nikko with an all-expense paid trip to Disney World. They returned from the trip this past weekend. 

Troopers found an opportunity to make a difference in a family's life.  Best wishes to Nikko and his family.

July 2, 2015

Stories, Songs and Dancing with Grayhawk 

Submitted by:  Melinda Rawls Howell (edited)

There were stories about animals, songs about family and friends, and dancing to drums as Native American Grayhawk Perkins visited the Bogalusa Branch of the Washington Parish Library System as the special guest performer for the 2015 Summer Reading Program’s fifth week. 

How the crow became black, how the possum’s tail lost its hair and how a spider captured and transported fire were some of the ancient tales he retold. He explained some of the history and culture of tribes in the southeastern part of the USA and shared stories of his childhood.  Perkins passed along the lesson his elders taught him that we should always be thankful for what we have and that all people should be respected.  He encouraged the audience, made up mostly of children, to use the library saying he always loved the library and even married a librarian. 

July 2, 2015

Consider Others When Celebrating With Fireworks 

Many of us are unaware of the harmful effects fireworks can have on our veterans. Fireworks may bring back memories of combat and can trigger flashbacks for soldiers. It is estimated that 60-80% of our nation’s veterans suffer from PTSD. The sounds of explosions from fireworks can bring back memories of combat which in turn can bring on PTSD symptoms.

Lets not forget about our furry friends during the 4th of July! Do fireworks scare your dog? While they’re fun for humans, the loud, unexpected sounds of fireworks cause stress and anxiety for a lot of dogs. 


MARIE CATHERINE THOMAS MILEY, AGE 83 and a resident of Franklinton died at 7:30 am Wednesday July 1, 2015 at her home. She was a former special needs-bus attendant for the Washington Parish School Board and longtime substitute teacher for Varnado and Wesley Ray schools. Marie was a member of Harmony Missionary Baptist Church, where she loved to sing in the church choir. She liked being outdoors and enjoyed gardening vegetables and growing flowers. Marie liked to woodwork and make hand-made crafts and loved cooking for her family. 

July 2, 2015

Help Enhance Exhibits at Museums of Cassidy Park

The Museums of Cassidy Park are currently looking for items to further enhance the new Bogalusa exhibit in the Pioneer Museum, as well as materials that participants in the museums’ new Creative Circle can fashion into jewelry, dream catchers and more to sell in the gift shops and at festivals and similar fund-raising opportunities to benefit the local non-profit.

Pioneer Museum Curator Millicent “Jimmie” Canter has put out a call for personal letters of some historical interest up through World War II; pictures of people wearing clothing of the early 1900s; adult and children’s clothing of the same era; children’s toys and school or story books of the period; photographs of area schools, students and classes; and pictures of small businesses located within the city limits at the time.

Go to and check out more of what Museums Director Marcelle Hanemann and staff are doing.

July 2, 2015

Are Your Children's Vaccinations Up-to-Date?

No need to remind the kids, but the beginning of the new school year is quickly approaching. The Louisiana Department of Health and Hospitals (DHH) is reminding Louisiana parents and guardians to make sure their children have received all vaccinations required by state law.

"The important thing to know is that vaccinations are considered to be one of the most successful and cost-effective public health tools parents can use to help protect their children," said DHH Immunization Medical Director Dr. Frank Welch. "Vaccine-preventable diseases include measles, influenza, mumps, whooping cough and pneumonia."

Louisiana law requires children who are ages 4 or older and entering kindergarten, pre-kindergarten or Head Start programs have proof they have received certain vaccinations.

Click here to read more of what you need to know.  

July 2, 2015

Gov. Jindal & AG Caldwell on BP Anticipated Settlement

Today, Governor Jindal, Attorney General Caldwell, and state officials announced that an Agreement in Principle has been reached with BP Exploration & Production Inc. (“BP”) on all of the state and federal claims arising from the 2010 Deepwater Horizon oil spill. The Agreement in Principle totals approximately $18.732 billion, of which Louisiana anticipates receiving more than $6.8 billion for claims related to Natural Resource Damages under the Oil Pollution Act of 1990, the State’ share of Clean Water Act penalties (under the RESTORE Act), and the State’s various economic claims. Upon finalization, the Agreement announced today will bring Louisiana’s total recovery from the Deepwater Horizon disaster to approximately $10 billion.

To read the Press Release, click here.

July 2, 2015

Washington Parish Jail Booking Information

James Peters was booked 07/01 on the charges of Ran Stop Sign, Speed Unsafe for Road Conditions, Possession of CDS With Weapon Present, and Possession of Marijuana

Gehrig Kinney was booked 07/01 on the charge of Probation Violation

Cevan Hewitt was booked 07/01 on the charges of Attachment (3 counts)

Nancy Nimo was booked 07/01 In For Court

Daniel Varnado was booked 07/01 on the charge of Possession of Drug Paraphernalia

Jody Riley was booked 07/01 on the charges of Attachment, Simple Battery, and Domestic Violence Battery

Wendi Holmes was booked 07/01 on the charges of Theft by Shoplifting and Criminal Trespass

Allison Magee was booked 07/02 on the charges of Possession of Schedule II Drugs (4 counts) and Possession of Schedule III Drugs

Josef Hughes was booked 07/02 on the charges of Possession of Schedule II Drugs (4 counts), Possession of Schedule III Drugs, Burglary of Pharmacy, Simple Burglary, Theft 500-1500, and Criminal Damage

July 1, 2015

Mickey Murphy Announces Candidacy for State Senate

Local education leader, business owner, and veteran Mickey Murphy announced today that he would be a candidate for Louisiana State Senate District 12, in the October 24th primary.

Murphy said he is running to be a voice for the citizens of District 12 in Baton Rouge, “I’m running for the state senate so I can go to Baton Rouge and stand up for Northshore families and working people — the parents working two jobs to make ends meet, the college students paying twice as much to attend college as they did eight years ago, and for our seniors and veterans who need access to affordable healthcare close to home.  I'll have the courage to stand up to the high priced lobbyist paid for by out of state corporations. The people of District 12 deserve a strong voice in the legislature and that is exactly what I will be.”    

For the complete press release, click here.

July 1, 2015

RMC Announces Arrival of Dr. Robin Fabre July 20 

Riverside Medical Center, a community critical access hospital, today announced the arrival of Robin Fabre, M.D. to its Pediatrics & Internal Medicine Clinic beginning July 20th. “I’m excited to join the Pediatrics & Internal Medicine Clinic at Riverside. My love is primary adult care and I am looking forward to taking time to know my patients,” said Dr. Fabre. 

Dr. Fabre grew up in Tangipahoa Parish and received a BS in Biology from Louisiana State University - Shreveport. She received her M.D degree from Louisiana State University School of Medicine, Shreveport, LA and completed her Internship and Residency in Internal Medicine at the University of Texas Health Science School of Medicine, Houston, TX. In addition to her Internal Medicine Practice, she is an Associate Consultant with the Center for Improvement in Healthcare Quality.  

The Pediatrics & Internal Medicine Clinic is located at 1900 Main Street, located on the right side of Riverside Medical Center. 

Dr. Fabre is welcoming new adult patients to her practice starting July 20th. To make an appointment, call (985) 795-4294 


Jake Schilling, a lifelong resident of Mt. Hermon, died Tuesday afternoon June 30, 2015 at his daughter’s home in Maryville, TN. He was a U.S. Army veteran of the Korean War and a longtime successful dairyman. Jake was a member of Mt. Hermon Pentecostal Church where he was the Sunday School Superintendent for many years and on the Board of Deacons. He was a Godly, Christian man that loved his family and the people he met. Jake enjoyed fishing as his most favorite pastime. 

July 1, 2015

Naked Man Crusing Mandeville Lakefront Arrested

Source:  James Varney, | The Times-Picayune   

A Mandeville man cruising naked in his Cadillac along Lakeshore Drive was arrested Tuesday (June 30) for obscenity after police received calls about a naked man exposing himself and masturbating in public.  The arrest marks the second arrest MPD has made this summer for that crime.

Keith A. Cangiamilla tried to drive away in his 2003 black Cadillac and when police closed in, they discovered a stark naked Cangiamilla behind the wheel.  Cangiamilla, age 51, has no prior criminal record.  He was booked with one count of obscenity. If convicted, he faces between six months and three years in prison and a fine of between $1,000 and $2,000.

July 1, 2015

Washington Parish Jail Booking Information

Frankie James was booked 06/30 on the charges of Vehicle Burglary (6 counts)

James McCain was booked 06/30 In From Court

Yolanda Freeman was booked 06/30 on the charges of Failure to Appear (2 counts)

Kasey Stafford was booked 06/30 on the charges of Possession of Drug Paraphernalia and Failure to Appear (2 counts)

Matthew Shoemaker was booked 06/30 on the charges of Driving While Intoxicated, Possession of Schedule II Drugs, Possession of Schedule IV Drugs, and Improper Lane Useage

July 1, 2015

STPH Welcomes New Physician Associations

COVINGTON - St. Tammany Parish Hospital is pleased to welcome the following physicians to its medical staff to further the commitment to deliver world-class healthcare close to home.   

·         Justin A. Strittmatter MD, Emergency Medicine

·         James Moises MD, Emergency Medicine

·         Alexander W Sung, MD, Emergency Medicine

·         Claude M. D’Antonio, Jr. MD, Emergency Medicine

·         Stephen Fortunato MD, Maternal Fetal Medicine

·         Alfred G. Robichaux III,  MD, Maternal Fetal Medicine

·         Thomas J. Berry MD, Pain Management

·         Christine Hemphill MD, OB/GYN

·         Lisa M. Jaubert MD, Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation

·         Mark J. Nicaud MD, Gastroenterology

·         Nathaniel R. Ranney MD, Gastroenterology

·         William Karl Ordoyne MD, General Surgery (Breast only)

·         Angela Sneider DO, Radiology

·         Susan Taylor MD, Emergency Medicine

A full-service acute care facility committed to providing world-class healthcare and the latest technology, St. Tammany Parish Hospital delivers today’s life-improving procedures with the utmost care to area residents with emphasis on wellness, preventive care and disease management close to home. STPH is a self-supporting not-for-profit community hospital; it receives no tax funding. 

July 1, 2015

Century Farm Program Seeking Applicants

For the second year, the Louisiana Century Farm Program is preparing to recognize and honor Louisiana’s farmers, ranchers and forestry landowners who have owned family farm land for 100 years or more.

“The inaugural event was a huge success with 32 family farms that were recognized. This is an opportunity to have your family farm honored for the many years it has contributed to the agricultural industry in the state of Louisiana,” said Louisiana Department of Agriculture and Forestry Commissioner Mike Strain, D.V.M.

(Note:  the Walter Smith Farm was the only one recognized from Washington Parish)

To be eligible for the program, the farm must be in a family continuously for at least 100 years, must have at least 20 acres of the original founder’s land, must have at least one owner who is a resident of Louisiana and must produce at least $1,000 in farming income annually. Tree farms are exceptions to the annual farm income requirement.

Applications are currently being accepted through December 31, 2015.

July 1, 2015

AG's Cyber Crime Unit Arrests Covington Man

Christopher Cote, 32, of 70099 2nd Street, Covington, was arrested last week on one count of molestation of a juvenile under the age of 13 and on 35 counts of possessing pornography involving juveniles. He was booked into the St. Tammany Parish Jail. The arrest was a result of a joint investigation involving the Attorney General’s Cyber Crime Unit, St. Tammany Parish Sheriff’s Office and Homeland Security Investigations. 

If convicted, Cote faces up to 20 years in prison for each count of pornography involving juveniles. He faces a minimum sentence of 25 years in prison at hard labor for the count of molestation of a juvenile. 

June 30, 2015

Mickey Murphy Announces Senate Candidacy

Mickey Murphy, a resident of Bogalusa, announced his candidacy Monday evening at the Washington Parish Council meeting.  Murphy, a Democrat, joins two Republicans, Beth Mizell and Brett Duncan, in a race for Louisiana Senate Seat District 12.

Murphy, who has never run for a political office,  spoke of his forty years of public service and his ability to work with all citizens and reviewed his qualifications.  “As your next Senator, I would love the opportunity to work with you in advancing initiatives for the betterment of our citizens”, Murphy told the Council

Mickey Murphy's comments begin at 15:45 into the video of the meeting, which you can see below.

June 30, 2015

Auditor Confirms Improved WP Government Finances

Wilson Lagraize, the contracted auditor for Washington Parish Government, provided a report to the Council Monday evening and stated it was an “Unmodified Opinion” and “with no findings”.  

The net position of the parish has steadily increased over time to it's current position of $45,000,000.  Bonds Payable has decreased to $4,400,000 with an expected payoff in 2017 at which time the parish will be debt-free.  Noteworthy was the improvement of the General Fund which was $92 at the end of 2012 to $505,000 at the end of 2014.

Lagraize credited the improved financial picture to stringent budgeting and leadership of Washington Parish President Richard N. Thomas.

Watch the video of the meeting posted below.  Lagraize's comments begin at 3:10 into the video.

June 30, 2015

Celebrate the 4th Safely When Using Fireworks

Attorney General Buddy Caldwell encourages Louisiana consumers to celebrate Independence Day safely.  “Each year, Independence Day is marked with patriotic events, family picnics, and of course, fireworks displays to salute our great country,” Attorney General Caldwell said. “To keep this holiday safe and fun for everyone, I’m urging consumers to follow a few important precautions, especially around fireworks.”

• Find out if fireworks are legal in your area.

• Read and follow all warnings and instructions.

• Never allow children to play with or ignite fireworks.

• Make sure other people are out of range before lighting fireworks.

• Only light fireworks on a smooth, flat surface away from the house and flammable materials.

• Keep a bucket of water handy in case of a malfunction or fire.

June 30, 2015

Are Your Pine Trees Turning Brown?

It’s that time of year when the “browning” of pine trees begins as a result of Pine Colapsis beetles feeding on the trees.   It may not be anything of concern. It is very common to see foliage damage from the Pine Colaspis beetle during the months of June through August.

Before you remove the tree, take a close look at the foliage or pine needles.  It may very well be temporary damage caused by the Pine Colaspis beetle   Trees that are attacked rarely die and suffer very little, if any, growth loss.  Attacked trees will usually “green up” by the end of the summer.

June 30, 2015

Celebrate the 4th at the Lake in Mandeville

The Mandeville Police Department welcomes all to the city's upcoming 4th of July Celebration on our beautiful lake front and we want all to have a good time. Here area a few reminders: No charcoal grills are allowed, only gas grills, and no glass containers are allowed. Additionally, there is absolutely no parking or driving on the grass along the lake front (both sides of Lakeshore Drive), no blocking driveways, and no parking within 25 feet of an intersection. These matters will be strictly enforced by MPD officers and frankly we would rather not have to cite or tow anybody. So please adhere to these few rules and lets all have a good time.

June 30, 2015

An Evening of Food and Fun at STPH August 20

The Greater Northshore President’s Council invites community members to the annual Benefits of Home Gala, a much-anticipated signature event benefiting Mary Bird Perkins Cancer Center at St. Tammany Parish Hospital. Presented by HUB international, the event is Thursday, Aug. 20 from 6:30 – 9 p.m. and  hosted by Franco’s Health Club and Spa in Mandeville, 100 Bon Temps Roule.

The entertaining and festive evening features fabulous cuisine from the area’s premier restaurants and caterers, unlimited libations including a martini bar, musical entertainment by the John Gray Jazz Band, a live auction conducted by Mark Romig, the voice of the New Orleans Saints and a new 365 Wall of Giving, where you can purchase a day of the year in honor of a loved one.

The price of an individual ticket is $150.  Proceeds from the event will help many people by offering lifesaving cancer treatment services for those in need, free community education and cancer screenings for medically underserved populations, access to groundbreaking clinical trials for cancer patients on the Northshore and much more. 

For more information, please visit or contact Leslie Landry at 985-276-6845.

June 30, 2015

Washington Parish Jail Booking Information

Willie Crain was booked 06/29 on the charge of Failure to Comply With Sex Offender Registration Requirement

James Gatlin was booked 06/29 In From Court

Patricia Carver was booked 06/30 on the charge of Fugitive Other Jurisdiction

Samuel Spiker was booked 06/29 on the charge of Speeding 11-20 Over Limit, Driving Under Suspension, and Fugitive Other Jurisdiction

Robert Flickninger was booked 06/29 on the charge of Probation Violation

Tonjue Vignes was booked 06/29 on the charges of Theft of Auto/Vehicle and Burglary of Inhabited Dwelling

June 29, 2015

14-Month Old Nearly Drowns in Inflatable Pool

On June 3, 2015, at approximately 5:30 PM, deputies were dispatched to 206 Kepler Ct., Slidell, after someone called 911 to report an infant child was found unresponsive in a swimming pool.  Deputies arrived and Acadian Ambulance personnel rushed the 14-month old to Ochsner Medical Center, he was later treated at Children's Hospital and is currently still under medical care.

An investigation determined that the mother of the child, Natashia Allen (34) was inside the home while her child was left in an inflatable pool with no supervision for 25 minutes.  

Allen was booked into the parish jail with charges of second degree cruelty to juveniles and contributing to the delinquency of a juvenile. 

June 29, 2015

Bow Hunters Can Now Carry Firearms

Today, Governor Jindal signed into law SB 212 by Sen. Rick Ward to further ensure that law-abiding hunters can exercise their fundamental right to carry firearms for personal protection during bow hunting season. It authorizes bow hunters to carry any caliber firearm during bow hunting season.

Governor Jindal signed a constitutional amendment in 2012 that ensures that the right to bear arms is a protected fundamental right.  He also signed legislation expanding the law to allow for the use of lawfully-owned suppressors when hunting any game animals, giving Louisianans the option of obtaining a lifetime conceal carry permit, expanding Louisiana's Right-to-Carry law in state parks, protecting the privacy of Right-to-Carry permit holders, clarifying that concealed handgun permit holders may possess firearms in restaurants which serve alcohol,  and preserving Louisiana’s hunting heritage through the "Louisiana Family Hunting Law.”

June 29, 2015

Baby’s Breath Accents Landscapes 

The delicate white flowers of baby’s breath are used to enhance a floral bouquet. But the newer baby’s breath euphorbia adds the perfect touch to a summer landscape. On this edition of Get It Growing, LSU AgCenter horticulturist Dan Gill introduces you to this drought-tolerant plant.

June 29, 2015

New Orleans Man Shot and Booked for Aggravated Burglary

A New Orleans man has been charged with aggravated burglary after he broke into his ex-girlfriend’s home over the weekend.

Shortly after 8 p.m. Sunday, the St. Tammany Parish Sheriff’s Office received numerous calls in reference to gunshots being heard in the area of Kings Point Subdivision near Slidell.  When deputies respoonded they found Percy Smith (DOB 5/25/1978; 2524 Touro St., New Orleans) outside of his ex-girlfriend’s residence with gunshot wounds to both of his legs.  

When Smith's ex-girlfriend saw Smith outside her residence, she armed herself and locked the doors.  However, Smith forced his way inside via a back door.  A struggle ensued, and the gun was fired multiple times.  Smith was transported to University Hospital in New Orleans, where he was treated and released and then booked into the St. Tammany Parish Jail on one count of Aggravated Burglary.

June 29, 2015

Warren Montgomery Attends Elder Abuse Conference 

District Attorney Warren Montgomery recently attended the Gulf Coast Elder Abuse Conference, held at the Northshore Harbor Center in Slidell.  The annual conference is sponsored by St. Tammany SALT (Seniors And Law Enforcement Together). It featured as speakers national and regional experts on the issue of elder abuse, including Assistant District Attorney Harold Bartholomew of the 22nd Judicial District. The conference was held in recognition of World Elder Abuse Awareness Day, an international effort celebrating its 10th anniversary in 2015.

June 29, 2015

Washington Parish Jail Booking Information

Jason Grimes was booked 06/26 on the charge of Convicted Felon in Possession of Firearm

Kelsey Cambas was booked 06/26 on the charges of Criminal Mischief, Possession of Drug Paraphernalia, and Fugitive Other Jurisdiction

Justin Owens was booked 06/26 on the charge of Theft Over 1500

David Allen was booked 06/26 In For Court

Washeka Levi was booked 06/26 on the charges of Attachment (2 counts) and Resisting an Officer

Aaron Johnson was booked 06/27 on the charges of Open Container in Vehicle, Resisting Arrest by Flight, and Failure to Honor Written Promise

Joseph Freeman was booked 06/27 on the charges of Failure to Appear (2 counts), Failure to Pay Fine (2 counts), and Issuing Worthless Checks 0-100

Robert Harvey was booked 06/27 on the charge of Disturbing the Peace - Fight

Frank Hamilton was booked 06/27 on the charge of Disturbing the Peace - Fight

Donna Conleay was booked 06/28 In For Court

Rachel Carrier was booked 06/28 on the charges of Carnal Knowledge of Juvenile and Contributing to Delinquency of Juvenile

Hunter Palmer was booked 06/28 on the charge of Convicted Felon in Possession of Firearm

Tristan Sullivan was booked 06/28 on the charges of Driving While Intoxicated (2nd Offense), Reckless Operation of a Motor Vehicle, Driving With Suspended License Due to Previous DUI, Criminal Damage to Property, and Criminal Trespass


EDWARD MICHAEL GABLER, SR. AGE 45 and a resident of the Thomas Community died early Saturday morning June 27, 2015 at his home. He was a native of Marrero and the owner/operator of Nemo’s and Buddy’s Tire Shop along Hwy 430 near Franklinton. Eddie enjoyed fishing, hunting and the great outdoors and loved spending time at his camp on Paradise Drive. He liked to rebuild old cars especially his current project of a 1972 Chavelle and enjoyed following LSU football. Eddie cherished all the time spent with his family and young grandchildren.


Abigail Breann Breland, the four month daughter of Kristie McCain Breland and Tyler Breland went to Heaven on Friday June 26, 2015. She was only with us a short time but left us memories to last a lifetime. She was adored by all her loving family. Fly high Punkin’, your smile will always melt Mommy’s heart. 

June 27, 2015

New Episodes Added to Our MHTV Outdoor Channel

Retraining a bucking horse on Down Under Horsemanship, Fiddling on Across the Fence, Old Victoria Ghost Town on Michigan Magazine, bringing bucks into bow range on Growing Deer TV, guns and shooting on Fieldsports Britain, Paradise Louisiana with Don Dubuc and Gary Risponi, batwatching on Texas Parks and Wildlife, food testing in Mississippi, summer training for hunting dogs on Benson's Kennel, caribou hunting in Canada on Steve's Outdoor Adventures, and the Goat Lady on Texas Country Reporter. Plus, episodes of bass fishing, trout fishing, bow fishing, lake fishing, and catching the ugliest fish in the Gulf. And we have new farm episodes of Farmweek, Sunup, AgPhd, Real Virginia, and This Week in Louisiana Agriculture.
It's all on MHTV Outdoors Channel.  Click on our Washington Parish TV page .


June 26, 2015

Tuber's Body Recovered From Bogue Chitto River

The body of Edmund Emerson Adams, 32, a resident of Prairieville who had been residing in New Orleans, was recovered at 6:00 a.m. this morning by the Washington Parish Sheriff’s Office Dive Team in the Bogue Chitto River near the community of Enon, Louisiana, in southern Washington Parish. Adams went missing and assumed drowned while on a tubing trip with friends on June 24.  

Adams was recovered approximately 50 yards from where he was last seen two days ago.  

Adams’ body was claimed by the Washington Parish Coroner’s Office and transported to the St. Tammany Parish Coroner’s Office for autopsy. 

Washington Parish Sheriff Randy Seal commented (in part),  “I am so pleased with our dive team and all of our officers. During the entire search, our Victim’s Service Officer remained with Mr. Adams’  parents and guided them through this difficult process. Please join me in prayer for them as they cope with the loss of their only child.” 

June 26, 2015

Dr. Chuck Nassauer Announces Candidacy for Louisiana House Seat

Washington Parish Councilman Chuck Nassauer announced his candidacy Thursday for the Louisiana House of Representatives, District 75 seat. 

Dr. Nassauer, a native of Bogalusa, graduated from Bogalusa High School and earned his undergraduate degree from LSU.  He subsequently received his Doctorate of Optometry degree from the Southern College of Optometry in Memphis.  After receiving additional training and certifications, Dr. Nassauer returned to his home town of Bogalusa and has provided primary eye care for the Washington Parish community for thirty years. He is the owner of All Care Eye Center. 

Nassauer stated (in part), “As a lifetime resident of Washington Parish, as a healthcare provider in the parish for 30 years, and as a parish councilman for 16 years, I look forward to bringing my experience to the state legislature to work on producing positive changes to our parish while still maintaining our unique quality of life that makes Washington Parish special.” 

To read what he stands for and is committed to, click here.

June 26, 2015

High Court Under Fire over Obamacare Ruling 

With the latest rescue of the Affordable Care Act by the U.S. Supreme Court, foes of Obamacare are finding few friends among the high court justices.  

June 26, 2015

Supreme Court Declares Right to Same-Sex Marriage 

The U.S. Supreme Court, in an historic ruling, declares that gay couples have the right to marry across the country.  

Louisiana Attorney general Buddy Caldwell stated (in part), "This Supreme Court decision overturns the will of the people of Louisiana, and it takes away a right that should have been left to the states. I am extremely disappointed by this decision and is yet another example of the federal government intrusion into what should be a state issue."

June 26, 2015

Mandeville Named Best Place to Raise Children

Source:  By  Kim Chatelain, | The Times-Picayune   

Mandeville has been selected as the best place in Louisiana to raise children in an annual survey by a national business magazine website.’s seventh annual list of great small towns to raise kids ranks Mandeville as No. 1 in the state.

More than 3200 communities nationwide were evaluated and public school performance and safety were factors weighed most heavily.

The report lists the city’s population at 11,561 and gives its school a rating of 9 on a scale of 1-10. The city’s median family income is listed as $86,731 and the housing cost as a percentage of income was placed at 19 percent. The unemployment rate was reported at 5 percent.

For more on the report, click here.


Waynard Fussell, age 80, born on January 14, 1935 in Franklinton, LA, passed away on Thursday, June 25, 2015 at his residence in Baton Rouge, LA.  He was a Veteran and served in the United States Air Force. A Member of Monroe Street Baptist Church. He retired from Crown Zellerbach.


Doris Rundell Byrd, a loving wife, mother, grandmother, great-grandmother, sister and friend, died peacefully Thursday, June 25, 2015 surrounded by her family at St. Joseph's Carpenter House in Baton Rouge, LA. She was 80 years old. A native of Bogalusa, she was a resident of Denham Springs, LA. She was a dedicated nurse for over 40 years retiring in 2013. She worked faithfully for the Washington St. Tammany Charity Hospital for Dr. Waldrup and Dr. Singleton and also for Dr. Gerald Berenson with the Bogalusa Heart Study Program for 28 years. A truly Christian woman, Mrs. Byrd was a very active member of the Annunciation Catholic Church and a member of the first ever graduating class of 8th graders of the Annunciation Catholic School. After moving to Denham Springs in 2014, she was an active member of the Immaculate Conception Catholic Church. Mrs. Byrd lived her life loving and taking care of her family.

June 26, 2015

Washington Parish Jail Booking Information

Stephen Athey was booked 06/25 on the charges of Criminal Damage to Property, No Insurance, Resisting an Officer, and Public Intimidation (2 counts)

June 25, 2015

Bogalusa Police Seeks Information On Shooting

On Tuesday, June 23, 2105 the Bogalusa Police Department responded to City Limits Road reference to a vehicle in a driveway.  Upon officers arrival they found two black males in the vehicle, each one had been shot once, and both were dead.  The BPD is asking anyone in the public with any information to contact the Detectives Division at (985) 732-6238 or 985-7326236 or 985 732-6240 or our tip line at 9857326298. BPD 732-3611.

June 25, 2015

Beautiful Music, History and Smart Dogs at WP Library

Givonna Joseph offered beautiful, soaring music sung in several languages as she presented a history lesson and performed with some of the children at the fourth special event of the 2015 Summer Reading Program at the Bogalusa Branch of the Washington Parish Library.  

Youngsters from the audience of approximately 220 went forward to shake tambourines, maracas, a rain stick and other items provided by Joseph. 

Before the main event, youngsters were treated with a visit and important information from two officers and two smart and special dogs from the Rayburn Correctional Center.  Capt. Richard Forbes and Lt. Cody Williams of Rayburn Correctional Center brought Fanny (a Belgian Malinois) and Biggie (a beagle) who were very popular. 

June 25, 2015

WP Sheriff's Office Arrests Jail Employee 

Roxsana Urban, 50, a resident of  Highway 38 in Mt. Hermon, was arrested by the Washington Parish Sheriff’s Office.  Urban, an employee of the Sheriff’s Office Jail Division, was terminated earlier this month and  then arrested on June 24 after an investigation into unaccounted funds was completed.  She was booked into the parish jail on a charge of  Malfeasance In Office  and later released on a $5,000 bond. 

Sheriff Randy Seal commented, “Ms. Urban violated the public trust and we arrested her just as we would any other person who committed a similar crime.  We cannot, and will not, differentiate between our employees and anyone else.  Any person who violates the law in Washington Parish is subject to arrest.  While we take no delight in such arrests, we have taken an oath to fairly enforce the law and that is what we must do.  From my first day in office, I have promised fair and effective law enforcement and that is exactly what we have done.” 

June 25, 2015

Man Drowns in Bogue Chitto River 

At approximately 4:15 p.m. the afternoon of June 24, the Washington Parish Sheriff’s Office was notified of a possible drowning on the Bogue Chitto River near the Washington Parish community of Isabel, Louisiana on Highway 16.    

The drowning victim has been identified as Edmund Emerson Adams, 32, a native of Prairieville, Louisiana, and a current resident of New Orleans.  Mr. Adams and a group of friends were tubing on the Bogue Chitto River when, according to others who were present, Mr. Adams lost control of his tube and disappeared beneath the surface of the water.   The search for the body was called off at dark but will resume at 6:00 a.m. Thursday morning. 

Washington Parish Sheriff Randy Seal commented, in part, “I ask everyone to join with me in prayer for this wonderful family as they grieve over the loss of their son.” 

June 25, 2015

WP Council Meets 7PM Monday, July 29

The second monthly regularly scheduled meeting of the Washington Parish Council will be held 7 pm at the Courthouse in Franklinton on July 29 after being rescheduled from the original schedule of July 22.

In addition to routine business, the Council will hear from resident Winford Pittman and Mickey Murphy, Candidate for Louisiana State Senator.

Parish President Richard Thomas and the Council always encourages residents to attend the meeting.  Why?  Think about it!

June 25, 2015

18-Year-Old Washington Parish Man Gets Life for Rape 

FRANKLINTON—Eighteen-year-old Bradley Jenkins, who lived just outside Bogalusa, was sentenced Wednesday (June 24) to two life sentences plus 30 years by Judge Martin Coady for multiple incidents of aggravated rape and attempted aggravated rape involving three girls, then ages 10, 7, and 5. He had been found guilty June 11.

Assistant District Attorneys Jay Adair and Becky Jo Hollen prosecuted the case. All three victims testified during the trial that they were sexually abused by Jenkins on multiple occasions for years. The abuse came to light in August 2013 during an investigation by the Department of Children and Family Services. Washington Parish Deputy Sheriff Demmie Rice was brought in to investigate.

June 25, 2015

Police Take 80 Kids to Zephyrs Game

Statement from Covington Police Chief Tim Lentz

Today (Thursday) members of our FOP Lodge brought over 80 kids from the Boys and Girls Club in Covington to a Zephyrs baseball game. 

A special thanks goes out to local attorney Buddy Spell and his staff who help pay for our trip. A big thanks also goes out to local attorney Rene Fredrick and local businessman Jared Reicke who also help pay for the trip. 

Thanks to our friends we are able to spend some time with the kids and build those relationships we feel are so important. 

June 25, 2015

Washington Parish Jail Booking Information

Jonathon Barber was booked 06/24 on the charge of Criminal Trespass

James Sumrall was booked 06/24 In For Court

Jonathon Talley was booked 06/24 on the charges of Careless Operation, Leaving Scene of Accident, and Driving Under Suspension

Dee Dee Woodward was booked 06/24 on the charge of Distribution of Schedule III Drugs

Roxsana Urban was booked 06/24 on the charge of Malfeasance in Office

June 25, 2015

Lacombe Man Convicted of Aggravated Rape and Sexual Battery 

A St. Tammany Parish jury, after deliberating about three hours, unanimously found Rigoberto Ventura, 57, guilty Wednesday (June 24) of aggravated rape for sexually abusing a boy, from age 5 to about 10,  on multiple occasions and sexual battery for molesting a girl, then 7 or 8. Ventura, who lived in Lacombe, faces a mandatory life sentence on the aggravated rape conviction and 25 to 99 years in prison for sexual battery. 

Judge Scott C. Gardner set Ventura’s sentencing for July 13. Assistant District Attorney Jason Cuccia and William Macke prosecuted the case.  

Both victims testified during the trial. 

June 25, 2015

Free Franchising Seminar Sponsored by SBDC July 15

The Louisiana Small Business Development Center is sponsoring a free seminar to answer the question, "Is Franchise Ownership a Realistic Career Alternative for You?"  The seminar will be held at the St. Tammany West Chamber of Commerce (610 Hollycrest Blvd., Covington) from 9:30 am to 11:00 am Wednesday, July 15.  

Call (985) 549-3831 or click here.  

June 24, 2015

Franklinton Aldermen Does a Lot in Short Meeting

The Franklinton Board of Aldermen met in regular session Tuesday evening and in a short amount of time accomplished a lot.

  • Voted to approve a 20-year Franchise Agreement with Washington St. Tammany Electric Coop.
  • Voted to approve employment of Chris Jones with the Fire Department.
  • Discussed the revised Personnel Manual and voted to delay a vote to approve it in order to give employees time to review it.
  • Voted to advertise for the employment of two persons for the Public Works Department to replace two employees who have retired.
  • Voted to approve renewal of two Class B alcohol permits.
  • Voted to approve the Mayor signing Pre-Application documents for a USDA project. 
  • Heard from Chad Manning with the Fire Department Report and Merty Fitzmorris on Financial Reports

Mayor Wayne Fleming advised the Council 

  • that construction of the new National Guard Armory in the Industrial Park was progressing quickly despite recent rains.  
  • that construction of the first of three buildings in the old Industrial Park had begun.  Three new businessess would soon be located there.

June 24, 2015

Locals Arrested in "Operation Broken Heart"

Attorney General Buddy Caldwell announced today the arrest of 36 suspected child predators as a result of Operation Broken Heart, a joint initiative between the Attorney General’s Cyber Crime Unit and other law enforcement agencies to protect Louisiana children.  Caldwell announced the results of the operation at a news conference this morning.

Included in those 36 arrests were:  Gavin Breaux of Covington for Indecent Behavior With Juveniles, Thomas Fleming of Slidell for Pornography Involving Juvenile - Distribution, Pornography Involving Juveniles - 100 counts, and Aggravated Rape, Gary Helfrich of Slidell for Failure to Register as a Sex Offender, Chad O'Farrell of Lacombe for Pornography Involving Juveniles - 100 counts and Pornography Involving Juveniles - Distribution, and Jarrett Tillman of Slidell for Pornography Involving Juveniles - 22 counts. 

To read more the entire Press Release, click here.

To view information and pictures of all arrested in the operation, click here.


June 24, 2015

Washington Parish Jail Booking Information

Craig Hartzog was booked 06/23 on the charge of Parole Violation

Bryan Bedwell was booked 06/23 on the charge of Simple Burglary

Terry Vince was booked 06/23 on the charge of Failure to Appear

Gregory Rombach was booked 06/23 on the charge of Failure to Appear

Eugene Jones was booked 06/23 on the charge of Probation Violation

Curtis Hodges was booked 06/23 In From Court

Ashauntee Taylor was booked 06/23 on the charges of Attempted Introduction of Contraband into a Penal Institute and Distribution of Schedule III Drugs

Jeffery Freeman was booked 06/23 on the charges of Driving While Intoxicated and Speeding 1-10 Over Limit

June 24, 2015

STPSO Lieutenant Graduates from FBI Academy

St. Tammany Parish Sheriff’s Lt. George Cox was among 218 law enforcement officers who recently graduated from the 10-week FBI National Academy Program in Quantico, Virginia.

Officers selected to attend, on average, have 19 years of law enforcement experience and usually return to their agencies to serve in executive-level positions.

There are currently 10 employees of the St. Tammany Parish Sheriff’s Office who have graduated from the FBI National Academy. That number does not include the ones that have since retired or left the agency.

Lt. Cox has been with the St. Tammany Parish Sheriff’s Office for 13 years, and he is in his 20th year of law enforcement. He worked for a year in criminal patrol and has been in investigations ever since.  He was promoted to lieutenant while working as a detective and is currently in charge of the persons and major crimes units.

June 23, 2015

Grayhawk Featured at 2015 Summer Reading Program

Submitted by:  Melinda Rawls Howell 

Grayhawk Perkins, Native American of the Choctaw and the Houma nations decent and well-known cultural figure in Louisiana, will return to the Washington Parish Library System with a celebration in storytelling and song as the featured event for the fifth week of the 2015 Summer Reading Program. 

A successful repeat-performer who is back by popular demand, Perkins will be at the Bogalusa library on Wednesday, July 1, at 10 a.m. and later at 2 p.m. in Enon at the elementary school auditorium.  On Thursday, July 2, he will be at the Franklinton library at 10 a.m. and in Thomas at 2 p.m.  at the elementary gym/auditorium.  Performances are open to the public.  

June 23, 2015

Covington Office Manager Pleads Guilty to Embezzlement 

A 35-year-old office manager who embezzled about $135,000 from a Covington medical clinic was ordered Monday (June 22) by District Judge Reginald T. Badeaux to repay the stolen money or face up to 10 years in prison.  Badeaux gave the defendant, Shantel Judah, of Slidell, five years to pay $123,000, and the remaining $12,000 will be seized from her retirement fund. 

The victim, Dr. Albert Tydings, 121 Lakeview Circle in Covington,  first noticed discrepancies in in 2014 with  bookkeeping, business credit card accounts, and bank accounts that Judah had managed exclusively.  He could not locate any cash deposits made by the business for 2011, 2012, or 2013. 

June 23, 2015

Washington Parish Jail Booking Information

James Brumfield was booked 06/22 on the charge of Fugitive Other Jurisdiction

Nicholes Gonsoulin was booked 06/22 In From Court

Jessica Smith was booked 06/22 In From Court

Eric Coreano was booked 06/22 on the charge of Reckless Operation of a Motor Vehicle

June 23, 2015

Mary Bird Perkins Cancer Center at STPH Receives Award

Women are tasked with making 94% of all healthcare decisions yet they lack trust in their healthcare system. Over 800,000 women were diagnosed with cancer in 2014 with the most common cancers for women being breast, lung and colorectal cancers.  

Mary Bird Perkins Cancer Center at St. Tammany Parish Hospital is among the elite group of 331 hospitals nationwide receiving the 2015 Women’s Choice Award by meeting the highest cancer care accreditation standards of the American College of Surgeons Commission on Cancer, as well as for its excellence in clinical performance with regard to patient safety measures and its high recommendation rate, a measure very important to women in choosing a hospital.  Click here  to read more on what this award signifies.  

June 23, 2015

Former NOPD Officer Sentenced for High-Speed Causeway Chase 

COVINGTON—Former veteran New Orleans police officer Gary J. Calico pled guilty Thursday (June 18) to aggravated flight from an officer and aggravated obstruction of a highway in an incident that involved a high-speed chase on the Causeway bridge in St. Tammany Parish in December 2013. Calico was sentenced by Judge Raymond Childress to a suspended sentence of 2 ½ years in prison and five years of probation. 

Calico's vehicle was observed swerving on the Causeway but he fled at speeds up to 120 miles per hour.  The chase ended at Calico’s home in the Estates of Northpark Subdivision, but when officers knocked on his door, he refused to come out.  Calico later tried to report the car stolen but then surrendered to the St. Tammany Parish Sheriff’s Office.

June 22, 2015

Where's Baby?  Look Before You Lock

As summer temperatures continue to rise, Troopers are highlighting the dangers of child heatstroke in hot cars and urging parents and caregivers to think, "Where’s baby? Look before you lock." 

Heatstroke is the leading cause of non-crash-related fatalities for children 14 and younger. Unfortunately, even great parents can forget a child in the back seat. Other risk factors include caregivers who aren’t used to driving young children or family members whose routine suddenly changes. 

Whether you’re a parent, caregiver, or bystander of a child left in a car, it’s vitally important to understand children are more vulnerable to heatstroke than adults.

June 22, 2015

Bandana Lantana – Ornamental Plant of the Week 

The Bandana series of lantanas, LSU Ag Center's Ornamental Plant of the Week for June 22, has now been on the market for several years. It was the first group of smaller-growing, smaller-mounding type varieties. 

These are attractive plants and offer new options in lantana selection for the Louisiana landscape. The Bandana series offers a few new colors in lantana flowers. In addition, the growth habit is restrained, and mounding makes for an attractive appearance. Plants grow 16-18 inches tall with an equal width. 

June 22, 2015

What's Happening at STPH This Week

Here's a glimpse of what's going at St. Tammany Parish Hospital and its off-site locations June 22-30. 

***CO-PARENTING CLASSES - This is a two-part series for divorcing parents who want to keep their children from becoming children in the middle.  There’s also a children’s version for ages 6-12 years, held at the same times. 

***BABYSITTING CLASSES - This two-day program offers CPR, choking rescue, injury management, safety for the sitter, babysitting as a business, child care basics and more.

***1, 2, 3, 4 PARENTS - Teaches positive discipline skills and the social/behavioral stages as children progress through those first four years. 

***COME GROW WITH US - June classes will cover the ongoing workings of the summer garden. Free.

***NEW BABY SUPPORT GROUP - Join other mothers and their little ones (birth to seven months old) to discuss child development and parenting tips with other parents as well as professionals. 

For more information, click here.

June 22, 2015

Pearl River Man Gets 30 Years for Molesting 6-year-old 

Thirty-nine-year-old Joshua D. Liner, of Pearl River, was sentenced Monday (June 22) to 30 years in prison for molesting a 6-year-old girl. Judge Allison Penzato sentenced Liner, who had been convicted of sexual battery June 4 by a St. Tammany Parish jury. 

The incident first came to light when the victim told her mother that Liner had touched her inappropriately during a visit to his home with her father on or between March 1, 2013, and June 16, 2013. The girl’s family called the police. In an additional interview with the Children’s Advocacy Center, the girl said Liner also made her touch and kiss his private areas. The victim said she complied because she was afraid and did not want him to get angry at her. 

In addition to the victim’s testimony during the trial, the jury also heard from a 30-year-old woman, who said Liner had molested her from the time she was 6 years old until she was about 12.  

Assistant District Attorney Julie Knight prosecuted the case, which was investigated by Detective Huey Davis of the St. Tammany Parish Sheriff’s Office. 

June 22, 2015

Troop L Child Passenger Safety Week

As many of us are preparing for summer vacations and the upcoming Independence Day weekend, Troopers on the Northshore would like to lend our expertise in securing your most precious cargo. Troopers and nationally certified child seat technicians will be available at two locations in St. Tammany Parish this week.

Every Tuesday at Troop L [2600 N. Causeway Blvd.] in Mandeville from 3-6pm, Troopers host a free child passenger fitting station. This free event gives you the peace of mind knowing that your child seat is correctly installed and that your child is in the correct seat based on their age, height, and weight.

Troopers will also be on hand along with members of the Louisiana Passenger Safety Taskforce at Sam’s Club on 69630 Stirling Boulevard in Covington this Saturday from 9am-1pm.

Both of these events are free services offered for the safety of your child. Please take the time to have your seat inspected by a nationally certified technician. Your Louisiana State Police urge everyone to buckle up —Every trip, Every time.

June 22, 2015

Washington Parish Jail Booking Information

Derlon Crain was booked 06/19 on the charges of No Bike Headlight, Possession of Drug Paraphernalia, and Possession of Schedule II Drugs

Rosetta Williams-Logan was booked 06/19 on the charge of Fugitive Other Jurisdiction

Michael Loyd was booked 06/19 on the charges of Driving While Intoxicated With Accident and Failure to Appear

Earl Jones was booked 06/19 on the charges of Possession of Drug Paraphernalia and Possession of Schedule II Drugs

Earl Seal was booked 06/19 on the charges of Possession of Drug Paraphernalia, Failure to Honor Written Promise and Possession of Schedule II Drugs

Brittany Walker was booked 06/19 on the charges of Driving Under Suspension, Possession of Drug Paraphernalia, Inspection Sticker Expired or None, and Possession of Schedule II Drugs

Shelton Ard was booked 06/20 on the charges of Aggravated Second Degree Battery, Resisting Arrest by Flight, Public Intimidation, Driving While Intoxicated, and Open Container

Kerrie Potter was booked 06/20 onthe charges of Driving While Intoxicated With Child Endangerment, Careless Operation (2 counts), and Hit and Run

Kimberly Blades was booked 06/20 on the charges of Driving While Intoxicated and Careless Operation

Ryan Bounds was booked 06/21 on the charges of Criminal Damage to Property Under 500, License Plates Switched, and Failure to Appear




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