Slidell Alligator Killed After Attack

Sep 14, 2021

The St. Tammany Parish Sheriff’s Office believes they have found the 504-pound alligator that killed 71-year-old Timothy Satterlee Senior of Slidell. Satterlee encountered the alligator in Hurricane Ida floodwaters while checking on something in his shed. His 68-year-old wife tried to assist her husband, but the gator go to him before she could get help. 

The alligator has been killed and an autopsy will be conducted to see if Satterlee’s remains are inside the alligator’s stomach.

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A 31-year-old Louisiana man is dead after he was hit by a vehicle on Interstate 10 in Slidell.

Louisiana State Police say troopers responded to a fatal crash involving a pedestrian about 1:30 a.m. Tuesday on the I-10 westbound entrance ramp from U.S. 190. The victim was identified as Chad Hart, of Covington.

Troopers say Hart was walking in the middle of the ramp, when a 2004 Ford Expedition hit him. Hart was transported to an area hospital, where he succumbed to his injuries.

The SUV's driver, 42-year-old Shane Crawford, of Slidell, was not hurt.

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Authorities say a man accused of stealing in Louisiana led police on a chase into Mississippi under the mistaken impression that officers couldn't follow him there.

In a news release, Slidell police say officers were investigating a shoplifting call Tuesday when they approached 51-year-old Robert Myers, who was sitting in his vehicle.

Police say Myers started driving away when officers asked him to get out of the car. He's accused of dragging one officer a short distance and nearly running over another. Neither was hurt.

SLIDELL, La. (AP) — A former LA Fitness employee in Louisiana says her supervisor called her Afro hairstyle inappropriate and used a racial slur before she was fired.

Aireial Mack tells news outlets a white assistant general manager at the Slidell gym used the slur in a text stating she was taken off the schedule because of her hair. The 26-year-old African-American says she was fired days after complaining to the general manager.

US Coast Guard Rescues 4 People From Downed Plane

Feb 7, 2018
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The U.S. Coast Guard has rescued four people from a downed plane in Louisiana.

A U.S. Coast Guard release says four people were traveling in the Piper PA-34 twin-engine plane from the Louisiana towns of Slidell to Patterson on Tuesday when the plane began to run low on fuel.

Authorities say the pilot shut the engines down to conserve fuel and made an emergency landing in the Atchafalaya River, about 17 miles (27 kilometers) south of Patterson.

State Police arrest a Slidell man after he allegedly hit a bicyclist, removed him from his windshield and left the scene.  Trooper Dustin Dwight says 48-year-old Larry Kellett struck 59-year-old Calvin Lefort Jr. of Slidell on US 190 Saturday night.

It was fairly easy to find out where Kellett went.  Dwight says all they had to do was follow a fluid trail.

After police found Kellett, Dwight says he offered a breath sample, which showed no alcohol in his system.  Dwight says they are still trying to find out why he left the scene, making more of a problem for himself.

Authorities in Louisiana say a man suspected of dealing drugs tried to flee undercover detectives, ramming an unmarked sheriff's vehicle and then jumping into a canal.

Once he was in the water, he stopped resisting and started yelling for help, saying he can't swim. A detective jumped into the canal and brought him to shore.

News outlets report detectives found suspected crack cocaine, more than $2,000 in cash and two pistols in the wrecked car of 31-year-old Kyle Anderson. A woman in his car was injured and hospitalized.

 Authorities are trying to determine how a 17-month-old girl wound up in a road where she was struck and killed by a truck.

The girl was struck Monday afternoon in St. Tammany Parish, while the toddler was visiting her grandmother's home in the Slidell area.

St. Tammany Parish sheriff's Capt. Daniel Seuzeneau said investigators were not yet sure how the toddler wound up in the path of oncoming traffic.