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  • Dance troupe to perform in Hammond

    February 10, 2014 7:07 AM

    HAMMOND, La. (AP) - The Koresh Dance Company will perform Feb. 16 at Southeastern Louisiana University's Columbia Theatre for the Performing Arts. The performance will be at 7:30 p.m. in the downtown Hammond theater. It will include ballet, modern and jazz dance to the music of Bach, Bolero and Mozart.... more »
  • Hammond day care center owner accused of abuse

    October 25, 2013 7:32 AM

    HAMMOND, La. (AP) - Hammond police have arrested a day care center owner accused of child abuse at her facility. Police tell The Advocate 66-year-old Mary Jones, owner of Kadlyn's Academy, in Hammond, was booked on Oct. 11 on a count of cruelty to a juvenile. Lt. Vincent Giannobile says... more »
  • Suspect in Hammond bank robbery arrested

    June 17, 2013 9:09 AM

    HAMMOND, La. (AP) - Police have arrested a suspected bank robber in Ponchatoula less than 12 hours after he allegedly walked into First Guaranty Bank in Hammond Saturday and passed a note to a teller. Hammond police tell The Advocate 51-year-old Edmond Nunez, of Ponchatoula, was arrested in a joint... more »
  • ATM yanked out of Ryan's Deli in Hammond

    April 30, 2013 8:23 AM

    HAMMOND, La. (AP) - Tangipahoa Parish Sheriff Daniel Edwards is asking the public to help find whoever pulled down the doors of a deli and then yanked out an ATM that was in the store. Edwards says in a news release that witnesses tell deputies that someone in a white... more »
  • Hammond man dies in I-12 ramp crash

    October 12, 2012 9:11 AM

    ALBANY, La. (AP) - A 74-year-old Hammond man was killed after he lost control of his pickup while exiting Interstate 12 at Albany and struck a ditch. State police say Bruce Beever, who was not wearing a seat belt, was partially ejected from his pickup around 3:30 p.m. Thursday. Trooper... more »
  • Auburn's alleged tree poisoner arrested in Hammond

    September 25, 2012 9:32 AM

    HAMMOND, La. (AP) - A University of Alabama football fan awaiting trial on charges on poisoning of Auburn's beloved trees at Toomer's Corner has been arrested in Louisiana following a dispute over a refund for a lawnmower. The Hammond Daily Star reports Harvey Updyke Jr., 63, wanted $150 for returning... more »
  • Hammond man sentenced in drug case

    June 29, 2012 7:25 AM

    NEW ORLEANS (AP) - A 34-year-old Hammond man has been sentenced to 15 years in prison for distributing more than 100 grams of crack cocaine in Ponchatoula. The U.S. Attorney's Office says Kenyatte D. Pea pleaded guilty to two counts of violating the federal Controlled Substances Act on Aug. 31,... more »
  • Hammond council sets hearing on sewer rates

    May 16, 2012 9:00 AM

    HAMMOND, La. (AP) - The Hammond City Council has agreed to hold a public hearing and vote on a proposed ordinance raising sewer and water rates by 4 percent in the new fiscal year starting July 1. Mayor Mayson Foster tells The Advocate the city has not increased its sewer... more »
  • Hammond couple indicted on tax evasion charges

    May 16, 2012 6:24 AM

    BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - An East Baton Rouge Parish grand jury has indicted a Hammond couple on tax evasion charges in connection with a business they ran that got Medicaid funds. The Louisiana Department of Revenue reported Tuesday that Cassandra N. Dangerfield and Eric Dangerfield were indicted on felony... more »
  • Hammond City Council approves job changes

    February 23, 2012 10:41 AM

    HAMMOND, La. (AP) - The Hammond City Council has unanimously approved a number of employee title and job changes sought by Mayor Mayson Foster in a move to restructure city government. The Advocate reports the major change splits the Department of Planning and Grants into separate entities. The grants manager,... more »
  • Hammond man pleads guilty to gambling charge

    January 13, 2012 10:24 AM

    NEW ORLEANS (AP) - A Hammond, La., man has pleaded guilty to operating an illegal sports betting business and tax evasion. Federal prosecutors say 51-year-old Joseph A. Schillace IV has agreed as part of his guilty plea Thursday to pay more than $464,000 in restitution to the Internal Revenue Service.... more »
  • Hammond council prohibits sale of animals at sites

    January 5, 2012 9:17 AM

    HAMMOND, La. (AP) - The Hammond City Council has unanimously approved an ordinance prohibiting the sale of animals in outdoor areas within the city limits. The council adopted a companion resolution Tuesday calling on the Tangipahoa Parish Council to consider enacting an ordinance outlawing roadside selling of animals throughout the... more »
  • Hammond fire chief to quit after 41 years

    July 28, 2011 9:06 AM

    HAMMOND, La. (AP) - Hammond Mayor Mayson Foster says Fire Chief Paul Collura will step down Sept. 30 after more than 41 years of service with the city's fire department. Foster tells The Advocate in a news release that Collura submitted his resignation letter Wednesday morning. Foster said he will... more »
  • Hammond gets grant for water well

    July 14, 2011 6:03 AM

    HAMMOND, La. (AP) - The city of Hammond has received a $740,000 grant from the Louisiana Community Development Block Grant Program to dig a new water well in Zemurray Park. The old well was shut down in early 2010 because of sand issues, Mayor Mayson Foster told The Daily Star.... more »
  • Hammond approves $34.1 million city budget

    June 22, 2011 9:19 AM

    HAMMOND, La. (AP) - The Hammond City Council has adopted a 2011-12 budget calling for $34.1 million in expenditures and $33.3 million in revenue. Officials say a beginning carry-over fund balance from this fiscal year will more than cover anticipated spending in the new year. The Advocate reports the largest... more »
  • Miss. man drowns in Tangipahoa River near Hammond

    June 17, 2011 8:52 AM

    HAMMOND, La. (AP) - Tangipahoa Parish Sheriff Daniel Edwards says a Mississippi man has drowned in the Tangipahoa River near Hammond. He says the body of 24-year-old Anthony Quinn of Magnolia, Miss., was pulled from the river about 11 p.m. Wednesday - about 2 ½ hours after he fell in.... more »
  • Hammond man accused of child porn

    January 25, 2011 8:15 PM

    BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - Attorney General Buddy Caldwell says a 19-year-old Hammond man has been booked with possessing pornography involving juveniles. He said in a statement Tuesday that Sean Joseph Decelle was arrested after an investigation by the Louisiana Attorney General's High Technology Crime Unit and the Tangipahoa Parish... more »
  • Men take toddler on alleged drug run

    December 20, 2010 9:34 PM

    HAMMOND, La. (AP) - Three men have been arrested after a police stop found over a pound of marijuana in their car along with a 3-year-old child. State police say that just before 9 a.m. Sunday, troopers in Hammond pulled over a sports utility vehicle that was impeding traffic. WWL-TV... more »
  • Hammond Plant Adds 2nd Shift for Sand Wall Baskets

    June 3, 2010 10:27 AM

    HAMMOND, La. (AP) - As the National Guard has put up more and more sand walls to protect Gulf Coast beaches from the nation's worst oil spill, a plant in Hammond has added a second shift to make the wire mesh baskets used as the foundation. Dennis Barkemeyer, a tech... more »
  • Newspaper Editor Forced to Remove Satire

    March 11, 2010 2:06 PM

    AMITE, LA – Today the ACLU filed a “friend of the court” brief in support of Nicholas Brilleaux, editor of Hammond Action News, who has been sued for defamation for his satirical article about a giraffe mauling a worker at Folsom’s Global Wildlife Center. The article, published on Hammond... more »

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