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  • Tangipahoa cracks down on sign thieves

    September 20, 2014 1:34 PM

    HAMMOND, La. (AP) - Tangipahoa Parish officials have launched a crackdown on traffic sign thieves. Parish President Gordon Burgess tells The Daily Star Tangipahoa is stepping up investigation of the theft of stop signs and other signs and will pursue charges against individuals found in possession of stolen signs. Burgess... more »
  • Tangipahoa voters to decide charter changes

    February 11, 2014 7:47 AM

    AMITE, La. (AP) - Tangipahoa Parish voters should have an opportunity to vote for any possible changes to the Home Rule Charter, which has served as a blueprint for parish government since its adoption by the voters in 1986. The Advocate reports the document has not been changed since it... more »
  • Tangipahoa deputies recover stolen guns

    August 21, 2013 10:05 AM

    KENTWOOD, La. (AP) - Authorities have recovered two guns stolen last week from a Hammond Police Department vehicle but were still looking for the people who took the firearms. Tangipahoa sheriff's deputies say the vehicle, a 2010 Chevrolet Tahoe, was burglarized on La. 1054 in Kentwood sometime between 10 p.m.... more »
  • Tangipahoa ask court to reopen railroad crossings

    June 25, 2013 8:42 AM

    AMITE, La. (AP) - The Tangipahoa Parish Council has voted to authorize the council's attorney to file for a court order to force state transportation officials to reopen three railroad crossings in the parish that were closed in early Saturday. The Advocate reports Parish President Gordon Burgess, council members and... more »
  • Tangipahoa Sheriff's Deputy Fatally Shoots Man

    August 12, 2012 1:44 PM

    TANGIPAHOA, La. (AP) - Louisiana State Police are investigating a deputy-related shooting in Tangipahoa Parish which left a man dead. Trooper First Class Nick Manale says it happened about 2:30 a.m. Saturday at Club 81 on Highway 51 in Tangipahoa. The deputy was on duty at the time and responded... more »
  • Tangipahoa council tables proposed oil permits

    May 16, 2012 10:26 AM

    AMITE, La. (AP) - The Tangipahoa Parish Council has declined to adopt a proposed ordinance that would have regulated and required a permit for companies to drill for oil and gas in the parish. The Advocate reports the proposal was spurred by an increase in drilling activity and expected activity... more »
  • School cuts approved by Tangipahoa board

    April 18, 2012 7:27 AM

    AMITE, La. (AP) - The Tangipahoa Parish School Board has approved the continuation of a package of one-year cuts that should save the system $2 million during 2012-13. The Advocate reports the cuts include suspending professional leaves, most medical leaves and not awarding annual pay increases known as step raises.... more »
  • Tangipahoa schools face deficit

    November 10, 2011 9:05 AM

    AMITE, La. (AP) - Administrators say the Tangipahoa Parish school system will face a deficit in 2012-13 that would grind the system's general fund down to virtually nil unless cuts are made. Bret Schnadelbach, the system's financial chief, told the School Board Finance Committee meeting Tuesday that administrators project a... more »
  • Judge approves Tangipahoa desegregation plan

    September 1, 2011 9:36 AM

    NEW ORLEANS (AP) - A U.S. District Court judge has approved a modified desegregation plan for Tangipahoa Parish public schools. Charles Patin, the school board's attorney, tells The Advocate the parties filed a draft of the modified plan Tuesday and U.S. District Judge Ivan L.R. Lemelle gave his verbal agreement... more »
  • Tangipahoa desegregation case costs board $3M

    June 8, 2011 10:04 AM

    AMITE, La. (AP) - The Tangipahoa Parish School Board has spent $3,025,554 in connection with the revived Joyce Marie Moore desegregation lawsuit filed in federal court against the board more than 46 years ago, according to a new report. That information was disclosed Tuesday when School Board member Brett Duncan,... more »
  • ACLU sues Tangipahoa for paranoid inmate

    January 25, 2011 2:20 PM

    NEW ORLEANS (AP) - The American Civil Liberties Union says deputies at the Tangipahoa Parish Jail held a paranoid schizophrenic for months without giving him psychiatric medicine or treating injuries inflicted by other inmates and himself. A federal lawsuit filed Monday alleges that when 52-year-old Roger Mason was moved to... more »
  • Ponchatoula Man Arrested for Alleged Ponzi Scheme

    November 19, 2009 11:51 AM

    (Baton Rouge, LA)-Investigators with the Louisiana Attorney General's Office, with the assistance of the Tangipahoa Parish Sheriff's Office, arrested William J. Chaucer, Jr., of Ponchatoula, Louisiana today for creating a Ponzi scheme that has cost at least 200 investors over $11 million dollars. This arrest is the result of a... more »

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