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Slidell man arrested after police pursuit

A Slidell man is in custody after a brief pursuit Tuesday with police, according to the St. Tammany Sheriff’s Office. Around 11 a.m. a deputy attempted a traffic stop on a Toyota Camry driven by Treyvon Warren in the area of Amos Road near Slidell, according to the sheriff. The sheriff said Warren failed to…MORE

Dog tests positive for COVID-19 in Louisiana, first case

The Louisiana Department of Agriculture and Forestry has received its first reported case of a coronavirus-positive dog in Louisiana. “Initially, it was believed pets could not get the disease, but the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) is now learning that animals can be infected,” said Commissioner Mike Strain, D.V.M.According to the United State Department of…MORE

Statewide mask mandate issued in Mississippi

Gov. Tate Reeves has issued a two-week statewide mask mandate.”This is what I believe is the best plan for the initial reopening of our schools,” Reeves said. “With a two week push, I believe we can have the maximum effect and allow for an education for our kids.”Reeves said he is issuing an executive order…MORE

Person of interest sought for questioning in Metairie homicide

The Jefferson Parish Sheriff’s Office is asking for the public’s help locating a person of interest wanted for questioning in connection with a Metairie homicide. Dora Pineda, 32, of Metairie, is wanted for questioning in the July 29 homicide that occurred in the 6500 block of Veterans Boulevard, according to JPSO. She is believed to…MORE

Sheriff: Man shot at while fleeing robber in Raceland

A man was shot at while fleeing a robber in Raceland, the Lafourche Parish Sheriff’s Office reports.Deputies say around 8:20 p.m. Monday, they responded to a call of shots fired in the Buford Street area.A man was driving an SUV when an unknown man entered the vehicle and reportedly robbed him at gunpoint, according to…MORE

Louisiana will remain in phase 2, bars remain closed for next 21 days

Gov. John Bel Edwards held his biweekly coronavirus news conference Tuesday where he announced that Louisiana will remain in phase two for the next 21 days. Edwards said bars will also remained closed, and the mask mandate will remain in effect. The Louisiana Department of Health also created a new dashboard that will track backlogged…MORE

St. Tammany Health System to allow visitors again

St. Tammany Health System has announced adjustments to its visitation policy, which will allow visitors to return to its facilities.The announcement was made on Monday when a spokesperson said the health system is currently treating 20 COVID-19 patients. The decision to allow visitors again was made after considering the health system’s bed capacity.Changes to the…MORE

Bright skies, hot week

FORECAST SUMMARY: An upper-level trough draped from the Great Lakes to the Gulf south will nudge a cold front closer this week. The front is forecast to push through the Northshore this morning. It’ll move towards the coast Wednesday morning, before lifting back north by Thursday. LIMITED RAIN THIS WEEK: The aforementioned front will limit…MORE

Lasers in daylight can better detect space debris orbiting Earth, new study suggests

Lasers in daylight can better detect space debris orbiting Earth, new study suggests

In director Alfonso Cuaron’s 2013 space thriller “Gravity,” Sandra Bullock’s astronaut character dons a suit for a spacewalk in orbit around Earth, upgrading hardware on the Hubble Space Telescope. With just a few minutes’ warning, a field of space debris comes hurtling toward the team’s space shuttle, disabling the craft and killing the remaining crew…MORE