St. Tammany Parish http://wwno.org en St. Tammany Parish Declares State Of Emergency http://wwno.org/post/st-tammany-parish-declares-state-emergency <p>St. Tammany&nbsp;Parish has declared a state of emergency parish-wide as a preventative measure in advance of the effects of Tropical Storm Karen, the parish announced today.</p><p>Parish President Pat Brister signed the executive order declaring the emergency at 10:45 a.m.</p><p>The parish has begun implementing parts of its storm plan, but has not called for any evacuations.</p> Fri, 04 Oct 2013 18:38:44 +0000 Jason Saul 45339 at http://wwno.org St. Tammany Fire District Picks Medical Director http://wwno.org/post/st-tammany-fire-district-picks-medical-director <p style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Verdana, Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif, Geneva; font-size: 11px; line-height: 15px;">Dr. Fredro Knight has been appointed medical director for St. Tammany Parish Fire Protection District 4, which operates in the Mandeville area.</p><p style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Verdana, Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif, Geneva; font-size: 11px; line-height: 15px;"><a href="http://bit.ly/Volbb1" target="_blank">The Times-Picayune reports</a>&nbsp;he will oversee all aspects of the districts emergency medical services.</p> Mon, 07 Jan 2013 00:00:00 +0000 The Associated Press 26387 at http://wwno.org Escaped La. Inmate Arrested in Miss. http://wwno.org/post/escaped-la-inmate-arrested-miss <p style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Verdana, Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif, Geneva; font-size: 11px; line-height: 15px;">A 26-year-old man who escaped from the St. Tammany Parish jail has been arrested along with his girlfriend in a hotel in Hattiesburg, Miss.</p><p style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Verdana, Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif, Geneva; font-size: 11px; line-height: 15px;">Authorities say Anthony Lance Alexius walked away from his work detail in the kitchen of the parish jail at approximately 11:15 a.m. Sunday.</p> Tue, 25 Dec 2012 03:25:16 +0000 The Associated Press 25688 at http://wwno.org 2 Die in Fiery Tractor-Trailer Wreck on I-12 http://wwno.org/post/2-die-fiery-tractor-trailer-wreck-i-12 <p style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Verdana, Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif, Geneva; font-size: 11px; line-height: 15px;">State police say two people died and a third was critically burned when a tractor-trailer ran off of Interstate 12, hit some trees, jack-knifed and was engulfed in flames. All three were trapped in the cab.</p><p style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Verdana, Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif, Geneva; font-size: 11px; line-height: 15px;">Trooper Nick Manale&nbsp;says the St. Tammany Parish Coroner's Office is working to identify the dead.</p> Thu, 20 Dec 2012 20:04:02 +0000 The Associated Press 25466 at http://wwno.org Police Report 2 Killed in Truck Wreck http://wwno.org/post/police-report-2-killed-truck-wreck <p style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Verdana, Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif, Geneva; font-size: 11px; line-height: 15px;">Authorities say two people died and a third was injured when an 18-wheeler in which they were riding ran off Interstate 12 near Lacombe, struck a tree and caught fire.</p> Wed, 19 Dec 2012 20:53:24 +0000 The Associated Press 25395 at http://wwno.org St. Tammany waives Isaac repair fees http://wwno.org/post/st-tammany-waives-isaac-repair-fees <p style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Verdana, Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif, Geneva; font-size: 11px; line-height: 15px; ">St. Tammany Parish officials say fees will be waived for residential and commercial building permits obtained to repair damage from Hurricane Isaac.</p><p style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Verdana, Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif, Geneva; font-size: 11px; line-height: 15px; ">Authorities said documentation will be required at the time of application, and includes such items as an insurance claim or photos of the damaged property.</p> Mon, 17 Sep 2012 18:06:49 +0000 The Associated Press 20152 at http://wwno.org St. Tammany changes zoning for transfer station http://wwno.org/post/st-tammany-changes-zoning-transfer-station <p style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Verdana, Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif, Geneva; font-size: 11px; line-height: 15px; ">The St. Tammany Parish Council has approved a zoning change to allow a waste transfer station to be built on land along Interstate 12 just east of Bayou Lacombe.</p> Wed, 12 Sep 2012 17:34:14 +0000 The Associated Press 19858 at http://wwno.org Two shelters open in St. Tammany Parish http://wwno.org/post/two-shelters-open-st-tammany-parish <p></p><p style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Verdana, Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif, Geneva; font-size: 11px; line-height: 15px; ">Two shelters have opened in St. Tammany Parish as Hurricane Isaac approaches.</p><p style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Verdana, Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif, Geneva; font-size: 11px; line-height: 15px; ">Officials of the St. Tammany Parish School Board and the Red Cross said the shelters are at William Pitcher Junior High School, 415 S. Jefferson Ave. in Covington and at Creekside Junior High School, 65434 Louisiana Highway 41, Pearl River.</p> Tue, 28 Aug 2012 18:24:02 +0000 The Associated Press 18750 at http://wwno.org WATCH: Sunday's St. Tammany Parish Emergency Operations Briefing http://wwno.org/post/watch-sundays-st-tammany-parish-emergency-operations-briefing <p>A 7:00 p.m. Sunday briefing, by St. Tammany&nbsp;Parish President Pat Brister, on emergency operations taking place in the parish in advance of Tropical Storm Isaac.</p><p><a href="http://vimeo.com/48268680">http://vimeo.com/48268680</a></p> Mon, 27 Aug 2012 12:10:00 +0000 Jason Saul 18599 at http://wwno.org St. Tammany Parish sandbag stations http://wwno.org/post/st-tammany-parish-sandbag-stations <p>St. Tammany Parish will open five sandbag stations from 7:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. Monday, August 27 at the following locations:</p><ul><li>Covington Barn, 1305 N. Florida St., Covington</li><li>Keller Barn, 63131 Fish Hatchery Rd., Lacombe</li><li>Koop Drive, 21411 Koop Drive, Mandeville (under Tammany Trace water tower)</li><li>Airport Road Barn, 34783 Grantham College Rd., Slidell</li><li>Fritchie Barn, 63119 Hwy 1090, Pearl River</li></ul> Mon, 27 Aug 2012 12:02:00 +0000 WWNO Staff 18600 at http://wwno.org