The Daily Star (Hammond, La.)

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07/07/2019

Black smoking billowing on Hammond's western horizon about 10:30 a.m. today was a pile of debris off East Brickyard Road. A fireman in a firetruck sprayed it down, and the smoke also attracted a state trooper who saw it from University Drive.

07/06/2019
New Orleans Pelicans

It was short, but what did you think of Zion's debut?!

GET OUT OF ZION'S WAY!

07/05/2019

Gov. John Bel Edwards will kick off his reelection campaign in his hometown tomorrow.
The event in Amite will be the first in a series of rallies across Louisiana as part of Gov. Edwards’ tour of the state. He kicked off his statewide tour in 2015 at the exact location where he will begin this year’s tour.
The rally will be at Claire's On Mulberry, 114 West Mulberry St., at 5:30 p.m. on Saturday.
Credentialed media are encouraged to join Governor Edwards and his supporters at the rallies. Here are the times and places of other rallies:
• New Orleans — 10 a.m. Monday at 1516 Thalia St.
• Lafayette — 1:30 p.m. Tuesday at French Press, 214 E. Vermillion St.
• Lake Charles — 4 p.m. Tuesday at 914 Hodges St.
• Alexandria — 11:30 a.m. Wednesday at Outlaw’s BBQ, 818 MacArthur Drive
• Shreveport — 4 p.m. Wednesday at Eleven Events, 1529 Texas Avenue
• Monroe — 11 a.m. Thursday at American Legion Hall, 401 Forsythe Avenue
• Baton Rouge — 6:30 p.m. Thursday at Redstick Social, 1503 Government St.

Retro sci-fi thriller series Stranger Things season 3 was released on Netflix was released yesterday for Independence Da...
07/05/2019

Retro sci-fi thriller series Stranger Things season 3 was released on Netflix was released yesterday for Independence Day and critics are raving, compiling a 93% positive rating on the Rotten Tomatoes film review website.

Are you binge watching it this weekend? Have you started season 3? Please, NO SPOILERS! ☺️🎥

07/05/2019

***Plane makes emergency landing at Hammond Regional Airport***

A plane has landed safely at the Hammond Regional Airport after experiencing electrical issues in flight, the Hammond Fire Department confirmed this morning.

Units were dispatched at 9:55 a.m. and responded with the Crash Fire Rescue 1 and 2, said Fire Chief Daniel Folks.

"The plane landed safely and proceeded to its hanger where HFD checked on the aircraft and its occupants," Folks said. "It was a simple electrical issue."

Folks also reported that no injuries were reported.

Hammond Fire Dept
07/04/2019

Hammond Fire Dept

Hammond Fire Department Honor Guard presented the colors at the opening ceremonies for 4th of July Fireworks show.

Laine Hardy
07/04/2019

Laine Hardy

Happy 4th of July America! Y’all watch PBS tonight 8/7c! 🇺🇸

Thank you to the advertisers who support the Daily Star in sharing information for upcoming family events in the communi...
07/04/2019

Thank you to the advertisers who support the Daily Star in sharing information for upcoming family events in the community.

Livingston Parish Sheriff
07/03/2019

Livingston Parish Sheriff

UPDATE (7/3/19 @ 8:50p): Located & in good health. Thank you, Livingston Parish!

ORIGINAL:
Livingston Parish, have you seen Santana Jordan?

Our detectives are looking for:

Santana Jordan
>15 years old
>5’ 2”
>106 lbs
>Blonde Hair

LAST SEEN:
>Around July 1, 2019
>Thought to be headed to Baton Rouge at that time

LAST SEEN WEARING:
>Jeans
>Pink hoodie
>Gray high top Jordan tennis shoes

No foul play suspected at this time.

Anyone with information on this case is encouraged to call us at 225-686-2241 x1.

07/03/2019

Our Office along with the Mailman hope everyone has a safe and celebrated 4th of July
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07/03/2019

Press release from the Livingston Parish Sheriff's Office

Checkpoint Planned in Livingston Parish

The Livingston Parish Sheriff’s Office - in conjunction with several other local law enforcement agencies - will conduct a sobriety checkpoint in Livingston Parish over the July 4th holiday. Drivers can also expect saturation patrols. This is all part of the ‘Drive Sober Or Get Pulled Over’ campaign which runs through July 7th. The checkpoints are in an effort to protect our citizens from those who choose to drink and drive.

Specifics will not be released in advance.

Grant monies, made available through a federal grant administered by the Louisiana Highway Safety Commission, will fund overtime pay for the officers involved.

Motorists are urged to drive carefully and comply with all Louisiana Traffic regulations.

Hammond Fire Dept
07/03/2019

Hammond Fire Dept

*Residential Structure Fire*
On Tuesday, July 2, 2019 at approximately 7:18 pm, Hammond Fire Department responded to a Structure fire on Woodstone Dr. Engine 31 arrived to find light smoke showing from a 2 story apartment complex. The Fire was contained to the upstairs bedroom of the apartment and is currently under investigation by the HFD Fire Prevention Bureau.

The USWNT will face the winner of the Netherlands and Sweden semifinal game in their third straight World Cup appearance...
07/02/2019
Morgan scores and Naeher saves in 2-1 victory over England.

The USWNT will face the winner of the Netherlands and Sweden semifinal game in their third straight World Cup appearance.

LYON, France (AP) — Alex Morgan celebrated her go-ahead goal with a cheeky tea-sipping celebration and Alyssa Naeher stopped a late penalty kick to send the United States into the final at the...

Have you ever wanted your photography in a gallery? Now is your chance! Whenever you take a Tangipahoa Parish themed pho...
07/02/2019

Have you ever wanted your photography in a gallery? Now is your chance! Whenever you take a Tangipahoa Parish themed photo on Facebook or Instagram, tag it with the hashtag #Tangi150! Friday is the last day to get your submissions in!

Don't forget Friday, July 5th is the last day to submit your #Tangi150 photo for our Instagram exhibit at the Hammond Regional Arts Center!!! #Tangiproud

07/02/2019

We are working on getting the BALLOT for Best Of Tangipahoa uploaded....we've had to make changes due to changes in businesses. The OFFICIAL ballot will be available on July 14th..

Few things are as easy and as fun as dropping a red worm into a likely spot and seeing your bobber dance. That's been pl...
07/02/2019

Few things are as easy and as fun as dropping a red worm into a likely spot and seeing your bobber dance. That's been playing out all week on the Tangipahoa River. Great catches of bream and goggle eyes are coming from our home river. Check out Todd Oalman's outdoor's column in the following link! http://www.hammondstar.com/sports/sports.php?ID=10652

After drafting Zion Williamson first overall and acquiring two more first round picks in the draft, the New Orleans Peli...
07/02/2019

After drafting Zion Williamson first overall and acquiring two more first round picks in the draft, the New Orleans Pelicans continued to fill out their roster at the start of free agency by signing veteran sharpshooter JJ Redick and euro big man Nicolo Melli. The Pelicans also traded for center Derrick Favors. Follow the link to read more about the Pelicans' offseason! ---> http://www.hammondstar.com/sports/sports.php?ID=10690

Hammond Police Department
07/01/2019

Hammond Police Department

The Hammond Police Department, along with Chief Edwin Bergeron Jr, are proud to announce the promotions and transfers of several members of our Department. The following transfers and promotions became effective during the month of July:

Officer Mary Ellis from Patrol to Juvenile Detective, Officer Corey Stewart from Patrol to Juvenile Detective, Mark “Jeep” Hampton from Officer to Sergeant, Chad Hill from Officer to Sergeant, Terry Sanchez from Officer to Sergeant, Kelly Carrone from Officer to Sergeant, Derek Foster from Sergeant to Lieutenant, David Mauro from Sergeant to Lieutenant, Kohn Milton from Sergeant to Lieutenant, and Glenn Hauck from Lieutenant to Captain.

We wish the very best to these supervisors as they look forward to serving the community in their new positions.

Press release from Hammond Police DepartmentOn July 1, 2019, at approximately 2:30 am, the Hammond Police Department res...
07/01/2019

Press release from Hammond Police Department

On July 1, 2019, at approximately 2:30 am, the Hammond Police Department responded to an altercation on East Park Avenue.

While en route to the incident, HPD officers observed a person lying in the middle of South Walnut Street and stopped to render aid. Officers learned the unresponsive male was John “Peter Gunn” Carter, 60 years old of Hammond, and notified HPD detectives, the Hammond Fire Department and Acadian Ambulance. Carter was later pronounced dead on the scene. Detectives were advised by officers on the scene that they were responding to an altercation at a residence around the corner on East Park Avenue, where Carter had been damaging property and arguing with someone. Through the investigation, detectives were able to determine that Johnny Dantzler Jr., 42 years old of Hammond, allegedly struck Carter in the face and head with a weapon during the altercation. An arrest warrant for second-degree murder was obtained for Dantzler, and he was taken into custody without incident.

The investigation is ongoing. Anyone with information on this incident can contact Detective Ronney Domiano, with the Hammond Police Department Criminal Investigations Division, at 985-277-5739 or by email [email protected], or call Crime Stoppers of Tangipahoa’s anonymous tip line at 1-800-554-5245. Be a part of the solution, and you may be eligible for a cash reward of up to $1,000.

07/01/2019

Judge Brenda Ricks has ruled in favor of Rusty Barrilleaux in his petition for judicial review, saying his firing by Superintendent Melissa Stilley was arbitrary and capricious. His termination will be reversed and he will be reinstated as a Ponchatoula Junior High teacher. The judgment was signed June 30. A summary hearing was held June 19, where the defendants, the School Board and Stilley, sought to defend the decision to fire Barrilleaux following the controversial restraint of a student who was fighting at the junior high on March 28. The plaintiff argued the decision was arbitrarily made by the superintendent. Judge Ricks said the superintendent's decision was arbitrary and capricious, writing in her judgment "there was no substantial evidence to support her ruling; she disregarded certain evidence and failed to give other evidence its proper weight; and her decision to terminate Mr. Barrilleaux was contrary to the evidence that was substantiated and competent." The judge ruled that Barrilleaux be fully compensated for any loss of time, salary and any other emoluments of his position.

ARRAIGNMENT SETReginald Reed, 59, and Jimmy Ray Barnes, 60, will enter their pleas in the 21 Judicial District Court on ...
07/01/2019

ARRAIGNMENT SET
Reginald Reed, 59, and Jimmy Ray Barnes, 60, will enter their pleas in the 21 Judicial District Court on Wednesday for their alleged in involvement in the 1987 cold case murder of Selonia Reed. Follow the link for more details. ---> http://www.hammondstar.com/news/news.php?ID=10665

07/01/2019

CORRECTION:
As stated in the special page published on Saturday, June 29 in the Daily Star, The 20 minutes of Fireworks at Zemurray Park in Hammond on Thursday, July 4 will NOT start at 9:00am. The 20 minutes of Fireworks at Zemurray Park on Thursday, july 4 will begin at 9:00 pm.

From Tangipahoa Parish Sheriff's OfficeThe Tangipahoa Parish Sheriff Office began investigating a systematic series of v...
07/01/2019

From Tangipahoa Parish Sheriff's Office

The Tangipahoa Parish Sheriff Office began investigating a systematic series of vehicle burglaries in early June that occurred in the Cypress Reserve and the Landings Subdivisions. Over the course of the investigation, surveillance videos were collected along with a substantial amount of evidence - all pointing toward one lone suspect. The suspect appeared to be targeting unlocked vehicles, removing things such as money, earphones, phone accessories, firearms, and firearm accessories.

June 24th, detectives received multiple reports of vehicle burglaries, where vehicles were unlocked and similar items taken from the Timber Ridge Subdivision.

As a result of the investigation, detectives were able to identify 21-year-old Jemoria STEWART Highway 445 in Robert as the target suspect.

On June 24, 2019, detectives located STEWART at his residence. Detectives located clothing, a mask, and several items that were reported stolen by victims.

STEWART was subsequently taken into custody and charged with seven counts of vehicle burglary. During questioning, STEWART confessed to these burglaries and to other burglaries dating back to October 2018, in the High Point Subdivision. STEWART was additionally charged with eight more counts of vehicle burglary.

Anyone living in the aforementioned subdivision and who may have been a victim of such a crime, to please report it. Call the Tangipahoa Parish Sheriff's Office Burglary Task Force Unit at 985-345-6150.

Press release from Tangipahoa Parish Sheriff's OfficeThe Tangipahoa Parish Sheriff's Office's Organized Retail Task Forc...
07/01/2019

Press release from Tangipahoa Parish Sheriff's Office

The Tangipahoa Parish Sheriff's Office's Organized Retail Task Force reports the arrest of 40- year-old Kisha Burches of Hammond.

On June 26, 2019, Burches was arrested and charged with theft for shoplifting from the Old Navy Store in Hammond Square.

New Orleans singer-songwriter Paul Sanchez performed for the "Playing the Staircase" series at the Hammond Regional Arts...
07/01/2019

New Orleans singer-songwriter Paul Sanchez performed for the "Playing the Staircase" series at the Hammond Regional Arts Center on Friday night and it sparked some of his memories of visiting the area in his past. Follow the link to read more! ---> http://www.hammondstar.com/news/news.php?ID=10658

The 10th Annual Berries, Bridges, and Books Writer's Conference brought in authors from all around the region to the Pon...
07/01/2019

The 10th Annual Berries, Bridges, and Books Writer's Conference brought in authors from all around the region to the Ponchatoula Community Center on Saturday. Follow the link to read more about the conference! ---> http://www.hammondstar.com/news/news.php?ID=10664

There are two main components to writing a script, dialogue, and stage directions, said playwright Larry Gray on Saturda...
07/01/2019

There are two main components to writing a script, dialogue, and stage directions, said playwright Larry Gray on Saturday. Follow the link to read more about Gray's writing session at the Berries, Bridges, and Books Writer's Conference! ---> http://www.hammondstar.com/news/news.php?ID=10662

06/29/2019

TROOP A NEWS RELEASE
June 29 2019

Motorcyclist Dies in Livingston Parish Crash

Denham Springs – Shortly after midnight on June 29, 2019, Troopers from Louisiana State Police Troop A began investigating a fatal crash involving a motorcycle on LA Hwy 1026 (Lockhart Rd.) west of LA Hwy 1030 (Cockerham Rd.) in Livingston Parish. The crash took the life of 44-year-old Jason Vidrine of Crowley.

The initial investigation revealed that an on-duty Trooper observed two motorcycles speeding on LA Hwy 64 near LA Hwy 1019. The Trooper attempted to conduct a traffic stop; however, Vidrine and a second motorcyclist refused to stop and fled eastbound on LA Hwy 64. The motorcyclists crossed LA Hwy 16 and entered the roundabout on LA Hwy 1026 at LA Hwy 1030. The unknown motorcyclist fled north on Linder Rd. Vidrine circled the roundabout and returned westbound on LA Hwy 1026. Vidrine crossed the centerline and struck an eastbound 2016 Chevrolet Tahoe driven by an on-duty Livingston Parish Sheriff’s Office deputy.

Vidrine sustained fatal injuries as a result of the crash and was pronounced deceased on scene by the Livingston Parish Coroner’s Office. Impairment is unknown, but a toxicology sample was taken from him for analysis. The deputy was properly restrained and sustained minor injuries. Impairment is not suspected on the part of the deputy, but a routine toxicology sample was taken for analysis. This remains an active investigation, and there is no further information at this time.

Troopers are seeking the identity of the second motorcyclist. Anyone that may have information regarding this incident is urged to contact Louisiana State Police Troop A at 225-754-8500, or their local law enforcement agency.

PEOPLE OF TANGIPAHOA: At a time when some young people are planning their vacations out of town, Tyrus Solomon of Rosela...
06/29/2019

PEOPLE OF TANGIPAHOA: At a time when some young people are planning their vacations out of town, Tyrus Solomon of Roseland said he will skip the tourist traps and enjoy having time off at home. Follow the link to read Tyrus's story! ---> http://www.hammondstar.com/news/news.php?ID=10647

Two major projects are underway in various phases of realization in the forms of North Tangipahoa Parish Recreation Park...
06/29/2019

Two major projects are underway in various phases of realization in the forms of North Tangipahoa Parish Recreation Park and the new Kentwood Branch Library building. Mayor Rochell Bates hopes the additions to Tangipahoa Parish's northernmost municipality can spark a revitalization. Follow the link to read more! ---> http://www.hammondstar.com/news/news.php?ID=10637

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