Slidell

Latest News
4:58 pm
Tue December 9, 2014

Parts Of Slidell Under A Boil Water Advisory

The city of Slidell issued a boil water advisory this afternoon after a water main burst on Bayou Liberty Road. The boil advisory effects the following streets and areas:

Bayou Liberty (300 Block)
Camellia Drive
West Camellia Drive
Palm Lake Subdivision
Palm Drive
Palm Circle
South Palm
Oleander North Palm
Oak Lane
Little Place
Bayou View
Grand View
Lookout Court
Jennifer Lane
Island Drive
Middle Brook Drive
Bywater Drive
Bonfouca Drive
Canulette Road
Brentwood Court

Latest News
10:45 am
Mon January 20, 2014

Slidell Veterans Cemetery Nears Completion

Muddy roads will soon give way to asphalt and bare ground transformed with sod and landscaping as construction of the Southeast Louisiana Veterans Cemetery near Slidell enters its final stages.

The Times-Picayune reports the $8 million cemetery is scheduled to open in April. The 75-acre site is on the north side of Interstate 12 next to the Louisiana National Guard's Camp Villere in St. Tammany Parish.

Latest News
11:18 am
Mon March 11, 2013

Slidell Woman Dies After Head-On Collision With Train

Slidell police say a 53-year-old woman died after turning onto railroad tracks and running head-on into a freight train.

Police say in a news release that Jamii Pizzitolo of Slidell had to be extricated from her car. She was flown late Friday to the Interim LSU Public Hospital in New Orleans, where she died.

Police believe impairment may have contributed to the accident.

About an hour before the crash, someone called 911 to report a possible drunk driver in a gold Oldsmobile Alero. Police looked for the car but could not find it.

Slidell Development
6:00 pm
Fri January 18, 2013

Construction to Begin on Fremaux Town Center

Construction is expected to begin in March on the Fremaux Town Center in Slidell.

On Tuesday, Covington-based Stirling Properties and Chattanooga, Tenn.-based CBL & Associates Properties Inc. announced a joint venture to open the first round of stores by spring 2014.

Developers say the plan is to focus on 80 acres of retail space with a long-term vision of one day adding office, residential or hotel components on the whole 400-acre site.

Latest News
9:00 am
Wed January 9, 2013

Slidell Police Investigate Shooting Death

Slidell police are investigating the shooting death of a 21-year-old man.

A police spokesman says the body of Warren Pryor of Slidell was discovered in the parking lot shortly before 11 p.m. Monday.

Investigators say it appears Pryor had been shot twice in the head. He was pronounced dead at the scene.

Police say a suspect has been arrested by New Orleans police and the victim's car was also located New Orleans after it was burned.

Business & Technology
10:06 am
Thu December 27, 2012

Textron: Slidell Lease Extension for 1 to 3 Years

Textron Marine & Land Systems' offices will remain in Slidell for at least another year.

The Textron Inc. division said Wednesday that it has a lease extension through May 31, 2014, with two one-year options, pending approval by the Slidell City Council. The current lease ends in May.

The division makes and supports military vehicles, ships and boats. It has leased offices from Slidell since 2007. Its factory is in eastern New Orleans; it has an assembly plant and a warehouse in Slidell.

Terms of the extension were not disclosed in the company's news release.

Mardi Gras 2013
5:05 pm
Sun December 16, 2012

Slidell Krewe Cancels 2013 Parade

The Krewe of Claude has canceled its ball and parade for the 2013 Carnival season, citing a shortage of members.

Krewe officials tell The Times-Picayune the Slidell organization was down to 12 members.

Organization president Mary Ann Hicks blamed bad economic times, and said the krewe will focus on rebounding for the 2014 Carnival season.

Hurricane Isaac
4:11 pm
Tue August 28, 2012

St. Tammany arrests three accused in boat looting

The St. Tammany Sheriff's Office says three young men from Slidell are accused of looting thousands of dollars worth of equipment from boats that were docked near Slidell to make them safer from Hurricane Isaac.

Sgt. George Bonnett says 22-year-old Cody Page, 20-year-old Ryan Dussor and a 17-year-old all were arrested and will be booked with looting, which carries a minimum sentence of three years at hard labor and a $5,000 fine.

Hurricane Isaac
3:30 pm
Tue August 28, 2012

St. Tammany looking for two accused in boat looting

St. Tammany Parish sheriff's deputies are looking for two men accused of looting thousands of dollars of property from three boats that had been docked near Slidell to protect them from Hurricane Isaac.

Capt. George Bonnett says a 17-year-old was arrested Tuesday on a charge of illegal possession of stolen property that he says the other men took and put on his boat.

Looting during an emergency carries a minimum penalty of three years at hard labor and a $5,000 fine, with up to 10 years and $10,000.

Hurricane Isaac
1:50 pm
Tue August 28, 2012

Slidell calls hurricane curfew through Wednesday

Slidell police say Mayor Freddy Drennan has called a dusk-to-dawn curfew for Hurricane Isaac.

Assistant Chief Kevin Foltz says it probably will be lifted at daylight Thursday.

It won't apply to emergency workers. Foltz says the curfew is designed to keep the roads clear for emergency crews, to protect city residents and to make it easier for police to protect their property.

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