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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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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Bicyclist killed in Tangipahoa Parish crash
Posted on 9/1/2015 12:12:00 PM.
State Police say a two vehicle crash in Tangipahoa Parish has claimed the life of a bicyclist.  Trooper Dustin Dwight says the unidentified cyclist was traveling on the US 190 Tangipahoa River Bridge late Monday night.
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Some Tangipahoa parents want school to begin after Labor Day due to August heat
Posted on 7/21/2015 11:41:00 AM.
A group of parents in Tangipahoa Parish are asking district leaders to delay the August start of school because of the extreme heat. The change.org petition says buses don't have air conditioners and the kids are riding home during peak hours of heat.
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