Covington http://wwno.org en Covington Businessman Charged with Defrauding Bank http://wwno.org/post/covington-businessman-charged-defrauding-bank <p style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Verdana, Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif, Geneva; font-size: 11px; line-height: 15px;">The owner of a Covington development and construction company has been charged with fraudulently obtaining a multimillion-dollar bank loan.</p><p style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Verdana, Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif, Geneva; font-size: 11px; line-height: 15px;">Raymond Grow II, owner and operator of Masters Built Construction LLC, was charged Wednesday in federal court with one count of making a false statement to a bank.</p> Fri, 28 Dec 2012 17:52:51 +0000 The Associated Press 25910 at http://wwno.org Wife and husband killed in apparent Covington murder-suicide http://wwno.org/post/wife-and-husband-killed-apparent-covington-murder-suicide <p style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Verdana, Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif, Geneva; font-size: 11px; line-height: 15px; ">A woman and her husband are dead following an apparent murder-suicide at their home near Covington late Friday, according to authorities.</p> Mon, 24 Sep 2012 16:42:02 +0000 The Associated Press 20585 at http://wwno.org Covington council names acting mayor http://wwno.org/post/covington-council-names-acting-mayor <p style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Verdana, Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif, Geneva; font-size: 11px; line-height: 15px; ">The Covington City Council has appointed Council President Sam O'Keefe as acting mayor while Mayor Mike Cooper continues his recovery from emergency surgery.</p> Wed, 12 Sep 2012 20:53:55 +0000 The Associated Press 19876 at http://wwno.org Covington woman pleads guilty in health care fraud case http://wwno.org/post/covington-woman-pleads-guilty-health-care-fraud-case <p style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Verdana, Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif, Geneva; font-size: 11px; line-height: 15px; ">A 45-year-old Covington woman has pleaded guilty for her role in a scheme stemming from her employment at a sleep study clinic.</p><p style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Verdana, Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif, Geneva; font-size: 11px; line-height: 15px; ">U.S. Attorney Jim Letten says Angelina Leahy entered the plea Wednesday to one count of health care fraud.</p> Thu, 26 Jul 2012 18:39:34 +0000 The Associated Press 16591 at http://wwno.org Covington-based Smoothie King chain sold http://wwno.org/post/covington-based-smoothie-king-chain-sold <p style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Verdana, Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif, Geneva; font-size: 11px; line-height: 15px; ">Covington-based Smoothie King Franchises Inc. is being sold to a South Korean company.</p><p style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Verdana, Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif, Geneva; font-size: 11px; line-height: 15px; ">Smoothie King currently has more than 600 units operating in 32 states, the Caymans and the Republic of Korea.</p> Mon, 09 Jul 2012 17:33:35 +0000 The Associated Press 15360 at http://wwno.org Lightning Hits Assisted Living Facility http://wwno.org/post/lightning-hits-assisted-living-facility <p>An employee at a Covington-area assisted living facility is being credited with preventing a major fire after lightning struck the building. St. Tammany Parish fire officials say Kory Buras ran back inside to grab a fire extinguisher after he saw lightning strike the building the other day. No one was hurt.</p> Fri, 06 Jul 2012 16:07:59 +0000 The Associated Press 15227 at http://wwno.org St. Tammany to Offer Free Microchips for Pets http://wwno.org/post/st-tammany-offer-free-microchips-pets <p>The St. Tammany Parish Department of Animal Services is offering free microchipping of dogs and cats tomorrow. Animal Services will chip up to four animals per resident. Proof of residency is required.<span style="display: none;">&nbsp;</span></p> Fri, 01 Jun 2012 16:14:05 +0000 The Associated Press 12612 at http://wwno.org Body of Unidentified Female Found Near Covington http://wwno.org/post/body-unidentified-female-found-near-covington <p>COVINGTON, La. (AP) &mdash; St. Tammany Parish authorities are working to identify a woman&#39;s body found along Interstate 12.</p><p>The body was discovered Sunday afternoon near Covington.</p><p>WWL TV reports (<a href="http://bit.ly/Jb5uxp">http://bit.ly/Jb5uxp</a> ) the identity of the body is unknown, but officials with the St. Tammany coroner&#39;s office said the body is that of a female.</p> Mon, 07 May 2012 15:01:35 +0000 The Associated Press 10420 at http://wwno.org