St. Tammany Parish

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8:03 am
Tue December 9, 2014

St. Tammany Flood Board Holding First Meeting

A new levee board created to build flood protection projects in St. Tammany Parish is meeting for the first time today.

The nine commissioners of the St. Tammany Levee, Drainage and Conservation District will meet in Mandeville.

Nola.com/The Times-Picayune reports the board is made up of gubernatorial appointees from communities throughout the parish.

The board was set up by the Legislature this year. It will work as other levee boards do in Louisiana — looking after the parish's flood control needs. As a political subdivision of the state, it has taxing authority.

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5:15 pm
Wed October 29, 2014

Tammany Trace Celebrates 20 Years With A Two-Day Festival

Twentieth anniversary celebrations for the Tammany Trace recreation path begin Saturday morning in Covington.
David Schexnaydre Flickr

The Tammany Trace — the popular paved cycling and hiking path that follows a narrow, asphalt ribbon through St. Tammany Parish — will celebrate its 20th anniversary this weekend with a two-day festival.

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Latest News
7:59 am
Tue October 28, 2014

Judge Backs St. Tammany Lawsuit To Block Fracking

A state district judge in Baton Rouge has refused to block a lawsuit filed by St. Tammany Parish officials working to stop a proposed oil drilling and fracking project.

Parish officials filed the lawsuit in June. They argue that the well is proposed for an area zoned residential, and that the parish has the authority to ban hydraulic fracturing.

The state Department of Natural Resources' Office of Conservation wants the suit thrown out.

But the judge told attorneys yesterday that the case has enough merit to be heard.

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7:46 am
Mon July 28, 2014

St. Tammany Hospital Says It Hired District Attorney Reed

There’s more controversy surrounding the work duties of St. Tammany District Attorney Walter Reed.

Hospital board records contradict Reed's statements that he had a personal contract with St. Tammany Parish Hospital.

The board's records show it authorized a $30,000-a-year retainer as an agreement with the public office, not Reed himself.

Reed's spokesman, Morgan Stewart, says the documents may be incomplete.

He says former board chairman Paul Cordes asked Reed in the mid-1990s to personally represent the board. Cordes died in 2005.

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Tropical Storm Karen
1:38 pm
Fri October 4, 2013

St. Tammany Parish Declares State Of Emergency

St. Tammany 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.

Parish President Pat Brister signed the executive order declaring the emergency at 10:45 a.m.

The parish has begun implementing parts of its storm plan, but has not called for any evacuations.

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Latest News
6:00 pm
Sun January 6, 2013

St. Tammany Fire District Picks Medical Director

Dr. Fredro Knight has been appointed medical director for St. Tammany Parish Fire Protection District 4, which operates in the Mandeville area.

The Times-Picayune reports he will oversee all aspects of the districts emergency medical services.

Knight currently is emergency department director at the Louisiana Heart Hospital in Lacombe and the LSU Bogalusa Medical Center.

He also is medical director for St. Tammany Parish Fire Protection District 1 in Slidell.

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9:25 pm
Mon December 24, 2012

Escaped La. Inmate Arrested in Miss.

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.

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.

Officials believe he was picked up by Melissa Ann Beck outside the kitchen.

Alexius and Beck were arrested without incident Sunday night and were booked by Hattiesburg police as fugitives.

Latest News
2:04 pm
Thu December 20, 2012

2 Die in Fiery Tractor-Trailer Wreck on I-12

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.

Trooper Nick Manale says the St. Tammany Parish Coroner's Office is working to identify the dead.

Manale says witnesses rescued one passenger after the 2010 Freightliner drifted off the road about 11 a.m. Wednesday west of the exit to Lacombe. But he says intense flames kept them from reaching two other adults.

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Latest News
2:53 pm
Wed December 19, 2012

Police Report 2 Killed in Truck Wreck

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.

State police tell The Times-Picayune the injured person was taken to the Interim LSU Public Hospital in New Orleans with serious injuries.

Identities of the victims were not immediately released.

The tractor-trailer rig ran off the highway's eastbound lanes near the Lacombe exit in St. Tammany Parish.

Hurricane Isaac
1:06 pm
Mon September 17, 2012

St. Tammany waives Isaac repair fees

St. Tammany Parish officials say fees will be waived for residential and commercial building permits obtained to repair damage from Hurricane Isaac.

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.

More details on documentation required for permits can be obtained at the St. Tammany Parish Administrative Complex, 21454 Koop Drive, Suite 1B, Mandeville, phone 985-898-2574 or at the Towers Building, 520 Old Spanish Trail, Suite 2F, Slidell, phone 985-646-4166.

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