Hammond http://wwno.org en Hammond gets $100K defibrillator grant http://wwno.org/post/hammond-gets-100k-defibrillator-grant <p style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Verdana, Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif, Geneva; font-size: 11px; line-height: 15px; ">The City of Hammond has won a grant that will buy 25 defibrillators for the city and another 25 for Tangiaphoa Parish.</p><p style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Verdana, Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif, Geneva; font-size: 11px; line-height: 15px; ">Mayor Mayson Foster tells The Daily Star that the city began pursuing the $100,000 grant after someone collapsed in City Hall and needed resuscitation.</p> Wed, 05 Sep 2012 18:16:17 +0000 The Associated Press 19385 at http://wwno.org Tangipahoa authorities investigate murder http://wwno.org/post/tangipahoa-authorities-investigate-murder <p style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Verdana, Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif, Geneva; font-size: 11px; line-height: 15px; ">Tangipahoa Parish Sheriff Daniel Edwards says deputies are investigating the death of a man found stabbed inside a residence in Hammond.</p><p style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Verdana, Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif, Geneva; font-size: 11px; line-height: 15px; ">Edwards, in a news release Monday, said the body of 55-year-old Elias Balnez Azua, of Tickfaw, was found early Sunday. Edwards says the victim had been stabbed numerous times.</p> Tue, 24 Jul 2012 02:00:32 +0000 The Associated Press 16381 at http://wwno.org Hammond's Economy on 17-Month Roll http://wwno.org/post/hammonds-economy-17-month-roll <p>The city of Hammond&#39;s economy is on a 17-month roll. Sales tax receipts are up 7 percent compared to the first half of 2011. Mayor Mayson Foster says the numbers indicate not only a strong economy in Tangipahoa Parish, but also that people are staying in Hammond to make their purchases rather than going elsewhere.</p> Fri, 06 Jul 2012 16:20:11 +0000 The Associated Press 15229 at http://wwno.org