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  • Covington may crack down on landlords

    September 6, 2014 3:14 PM

    COVINGTON, La. (AP) - Covington hired its first code enforcement officer in 2011 to help reduce the number of blighted properties. The program has had some success - more than 60 structures have been demolished. But some city leaders want more action. The next step, they say, is to press... more »
  • Orchestra plans outdoor performance in Covington

    April 27, 2014 12:02 PM

    COVINGTON, La. (AP) - The Louisiana Philharmonic Orchestra will perform at a free outdoor concert May 10 at Bogue Falaya Park in Covington. The 6 p.m. performance is part of the city-sponsored Swing in the Pines celebration. Seating is picnic-style and people attending are allowed to bring food and beverages.... more »
  • Covington cop who arrested football refs demoted

    December 31, 2013 7:25 AM

    COVINGTON, La. (AP) - Covington Police Chief Tim Lentz says a lieutenant who arrested two high-school football referees in October has been suspended without pay and demoted to sergeant. Lentz says Stephen Short must also pass an evaluation before he can return to work after the 10-day suspension, and cannot... more »
  • Covington council to name acting mayor

    September 11, 2012 7:37 AM

    COVINGTON, La. (AP) - The Covington City Council will officially appoint Council President Sam O'Keefe as acting mayor while Mayor Mike Cooper continues his recovery from emergency surgery. Cooper underwent colon surgery Aug. 28. While successful, officials say he continues to recover at the hospital. He hopes to be discharged... more »
  • Body of unidentified female found near Covington

    May 7, 2012 7:21 AM

    COVINGTON, La. (AP) - St. Tammany Parish authorities are working to identify a woman's body found along Interstate 12. The body was discovered Sunday afternoon near Covington. WWL TV reports the identity of the body is unknown, but officials with the St. Tammany coroner's office said the body is that... more »
  • Covington car burglar gets 24 years in prison

    March 1, 2012 6:07 AM

    COVINGTON, La. (AP) - A 22-year-old Covington man convicted of breaking into cars then trying to drive away from pursuing officers at 80 mph has been sentenced to 24 years in prison without parole. The Times-Picayune reports state District Judge William Burris sentenced Martin on Tuesday following his October conviction... more »
  • Retired archbishop may get out of hospital

    December 27, 2010 9:36 PM

    NEW ORLEANS (AP) - New Orleans Archbishop Gregory Aymond says retired Archbishop Philip Hannan is expected to be moved from a hospital to a skilled nursing facility. The 97-year-old Hannan was hospitalized Dec. 19 because of shortness of breath, after more than a week in bed because of pneumonia. Aymond... more »
  • 2 boys aged 6, 3-year-old found with stolen goods

    December 6, 2010 10:09 PM

    COVINGTON, La. (AP) - A trio of boys - two 6-year-olds and a 3-year-old - were found with stolen goods after a man returned home to find them in his house. Covington Police officers found the children playing across from the house when they arrived on Saturday. According to a... more »
  • American Idol Contestant To Play At Frog Fest

    October 22, 2010 4:07 PM

    The Rayne Frog Festival will feature an appearance by American Idol Finalist and Country Recording Artist Bucky Covington on Saturday, November 13th beginning at 10:30pm and playing until 12:00 midnight under the festival pavilion. Covington made it to the final eight during the 2006 season, and signed a deal with... more »
  • 3 men plead guilty to beating calf to death

    October 20, 2010 9:27 PM

    COVINGTON, La. (AP) - Three men have pleaded guilty to stealing a newborn calf and beating it to death after the New Orleans Saints lost to the Dallas Cowboys last year. According to Wednesday's Times-Picayune, Dwayne J. Jenkins, David J. LeBlanc Jr. and Carnie B. Smith stole the 3-day-old calf... more »
  • Littering leads to marijuana arrest in Covington

    July 26, 2010 9:57 PM

    COVINGTON, La. (AP) - Covington police say they found seven bags of marijuana in the pocket of a man who was arrested for littering after ignoring an officer's orders to pick up a dropped cigarette wrapper and to stop. Capt. Jack West, a police spokesman, said 52-year-old Larry Brown, of... more »
  • Shop Fire Leaves One Man Dead

    May 19, 2010 7:13 AM

    Baton Rouge LA, State Fire Marshal H. "Butch" Browning announced that his office is investigating a fire at a business that claimed the life of a man. The Covington Fire Department was summoned on May 18, 2010 at 04:04hrs to 621 N. Jackson St. in Covington Louisiana to a report... more »
  • 2 students arrested with 1 1/2 pounds of marijuana

    October 8, 2009 1:02 PM

    COVINGTON, La. (AP) - Covington police say two Covington High School students were arrested on campus and have been booked with selling marijuana. Chief Richard Palmisano said the arrests of 18-year-old Matthew Lumpkin and a 16-year-old girl were made Wednesday afternoon, the result of a three-month undercover operation. The... more »

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