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Woman killed in crash in New Orleans East

The New Orleans Police Department is investigating a traffic fatality in New Orleans East. The accident happened in the 12900 block of Chef Menteur Highway around 11:35 a.m. According to police, the crash involved two vehicle and resulted in the death of one woman. EMS pronounced the woman dead at the scene. This is a…MORE

Flooding continues to be a problem for St. Tammany Parish neighborhood

Flooding in the Cross Gates subdivision in St. Tammany Parish has been an issue for years according to residents.“June of last year I had three inches in my house. That’s the worst I’ve had and that was at 12 inches of rain in four hours. I’m not sure anything could have kept up with that,…MORE

Ponchatoula High School custodian arrested, accused of sexually assaulting student

A custodian has been arrested and accused of sexual battery of a student at Ponchatoula High School. Tangipahoa Parish Sheriff Chief Jimmy Travis said Levan Harris, 40, of Hammond was arrested and accused of inappropriately touching a female student at Ponchatoula High School.Travis said on June 30 the Tangipahoa Parish Sheriff’s Office Juvenile Division was…MORE

St. Tammany coroner warns that parish is on cusp of another COVID-19 surge

The St. Tammany Parish coroner is warning of another coronavirus surge in the parish. Dr. Charles Preston issued a statement Wednesday warning the community of the possibility of another surge. Preston said data released yesterday showed that there were 320 new COVID-19 cases reported in St. Tammany Parish for every 100,000 residents last week. For…MORE

Sites and Camps across SELA in Summer Feeding Program

A boost is helping some families keep food on the table this summer. Second Harvest Food Bank of Greater New Orleans and Acadiana is participating in the Summer Food Service Program. Meals will be provided to all eligible children without charge. There are nearly 40 locations across Southeast Louisiana when these meals are served.READ MORE:Sites…MORE

Dozens gather outside Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals ahead of DACA challenge

People were lined up outside the Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals in New Orleans Wednesday morning advocating for a program that could impact 11 million people across the country. The program, Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals, also known as DACA, allows undocumented youth permission to stay in the United States on a temporary basis. The…MORE

Louisiana Insurance Commissioner speaking on homeowners insurance policy cancelations

The Louisiana Department of Insurance will address homeowners insurance policy cancellations in a news conference Tuesday. This comes after insurance providers Lighthouse, Maison, and Southern Fidelity alerted their customers that their homeowners’ insurance policies would be canceled. Two weeks ago Insurance Commissioner Jim Donelon said insurance agents working to place Lighthouse Excalibur, Maison and Southern…MORE

Raceland man is arrested after being accused of rape and gun theft

Lafourche Parish Sheriff’s Office has announced the arrest of a Raceland man after he was accused of raping a woman and then stealing her shotgun. According to reports, Norman Lafontaine, 47, allegedly entered a woman’s residence stating that one of his relatives dropped him off. The woman attempted to text the relative to ask about…MORE

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