Dead baby found in Tickfaw garbage truck likely stillborn
Posted on 11/29/2018 2:06:00 PM.

Tangipahoa Parish authorities say they believe the 3 pound baby boy found in the back of a Tickfaw garbage truck was likely a stillborn. Sheriff Daniel Edwards says they’re searching for the child’s mother, and have honed in on the likely dumping location after determining where the corpse was located relative to other trash in the truck that had been compacted.

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Three arrests made after threats made to Tangipahoa schools
Posted on 2/19/2018 5:18:00 PM.
Three teens have been arrested in connection with two alleged social media threats made against Tangipahoa Parish Schools. Sheriff Daniel Edwards says a 17-year-old female and another juvenile are charged in spreading a post that said, “Don’t go to school Monday. A school shooting is going to happen and they are warning everyone.” Edwards says that resulted his deputies sweeping the school before allowing students on campus.
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Arson results in $1 million in damage to Amite Walmart
Posted on 7/12/2017 4:50:00 AM.

An Amite Walmart that was set on fire recently sustained over a million dollars in damage. That’s according to Sheriff Daniel Edwards, who says much of the damage was to the inventory in the store, not structural damage to the building. He says 45-year-old Larry Schouest of Hammond combined chemicals to start the fire.

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Police unsure of motive in home fire that killed elderly Ponchatoula woman
Posted on 4/13/2017 11:27:00 AM.

Authorities are still not sure why a Vermillion Parish man set fire to a home killing an 89-year-old Ponchatoula woman who lived there. Tangipahoa Sheriff Daniel Edwards says 26-year-old Timothy Rouchon of Abbeville is currently being held in Livingston Parish on an unrelated charge. He says they don’t know of a motive, but the suspect did know Dorothy Poche.

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Gov Edwards defends brother after FBI raids in Hammond
Posted on 12/22/2016 10:01:00 AM.

Governor John Bel Edwards defends his brother Tangipahoa Parish Sheriff Daniel Edwards following FBI raids at both the Tangipahoa Parish Sheriff’s Office and the Hammond Police Department. An FBI spokesperson says they were carrying out court ordered actions during the December 15 raids. But Edwards says he doesn’t know what the federal agents were looking for.

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Arrest puts meth-induced crime spree to an end
Posted on 10/13/2016 1:20:00 PM.

Tangipahoa Parish Sheriff Daniel Edwards says 30-year-old Brian Anthony went on a violent drug induced crime spree when he fatally shot 27-year-old Heather Cox. Anthony was taken into custody after Cox’s body was found Tuesday morning, dead from a gunshot wound. Edwards says the two had gotten into an argument over selling crystal meth.

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5 arrested after woman found locked in cage in Amite
Posted on 7/7/2016 6:08:00 PM.
Tangiaphoa Parish Sheriff deputies arrest five individuals after they allegedly kept an autistic 22-year-old woman locked up in a cage at a residence in Amite.
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Student arrested for alleged bomb threats at Ponchatoula High
Posted on 4/14/2016 6:04:00 PM.

A 17-year-old student has been arrested after another bomb threat circulating on social media was made against Ponchatoula High School. Tangipahoa Parish Sheriff Daniel Edwards says the Internet Crimes against Children Division was mobilized to discover who was making the threats.More

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Arrest made in online threat to Hammond schools
Posted on 10/27/2015 1:07:00 PM.
Authorities in Tangipahoa Parish say a 14-year-old has been arrested after allegedly making an online threat against Hammond Schools early this morning.  Tangipahoa Parish Sheriff Daniel Edwards says the suspect was taken into custody around 9AM.  
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