Hammond

Defibrillators
1:16 pm
Wed September 5, 2012

Hammond gets $100K defibrillator grant

The City of Hammond has won a grant that will buy 25 defibrillators for the city and another 25 for Tangiaphoa Parish.

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.

He says rescue crews were able to save the person, but the city decided it would be good to have a defibrillator in the City Council Chambers.

Hammond Killing
9:00 pm
Mon July 23, 2012

Tangipahoa authorities investigate murder

Tangipahoa Parish Sheriff Daniel Edwards says deputies are investigating the death of a man found stabbed inside a residence in Hammond.

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.

Investigators believe the victim may have known his killer. The sheriff says they're asking anyone with information about the case to contact CrimeStoppers toll-free at 800-554-5245.

Hammond Economy
11:20 am
Fri July 6, 2012

Hammond's Economy on 17-Month Roll

The city of Hammond'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.