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NAMI St. Tammany Director Presented with International CIT Award

Nick Richard, Executive Director of National Alliance on Mental Illness St. Tammany, was awarded the Crisis Intervention Team Advocate of the Year by CIT International.   The CIT Advocate Award recognizes a family member or other community advocate who demonstrates exemplary active involvement with their CIT program. They must have been instrumental in getting CIT started and/or promoting CIT as an engaging program that elevates the identity and ownership of…

DWI Checkpoint Planned for Labor Day Weekend

Deputies from the St. Tammany Parish Sheriff’s Office will conduct a sobriety checkpoint over the long Labor Day weekend at an undisclosed location in St. Tammany Parish. The checkpoint is part of the ongoing, proactive “Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over” campaign to combat impaired driving. The manpower for this initiative is funded by a grant from the Louisiana Highway Safety Commission.  “We hope these checkpoints serve as a deterrent…

Covington Woman Arrested After Leaving Dog in Hot Car

The St. Tammany Parish Sheriff’s Office arrested a Covington-area woman after she left her dog inside her hot car Friday (Sept. 4) morning. Shortly after 11:15 a.m. Friday, a shopper called 911 to report a dog had been left in a hot car in the parking lot of a Covington-area shopping center. The shopper told the responding deputy she had waited by the car for more than 20 minutes before…

Mom Arrested, Cousin Wanted After Juvenile Shoots Himself in Leg

The St. Tammany Parish Sheriff’s Office arrested a Slidell-area woman Thursday (September 17) after her 16-year-old son accidentally shot himself. Kimberly Taylor (DOB 5/31/1986) allowed her 16-year-old son to live with his cousin, a convicted felon, at a residence in the Rocket Ranch Trailer Park near Slidell. The juvenile was at the residence with the cousin, Dane Williams (DOB 12/21/1990), when he accidentally shot himself in the knee shortly before…

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