April 11, 2014 3:05 PM
LAS VEGAS- Authorities say a Phoenix woman accused of throwing a shoe at Hillary Rodham Clinton during a Las Vegas speech has been freed after being given a misdemeanor disorderly conduct summons. Prosecutors said Friday that 36-year-old Alison Michelle Ernst was freed by Las Vegas police after being questioned by... more »
February 23, 2014 2:53 PM
CLINTON, La. - Officials in District #7 have issued a boil advisory for some people in East Feliciana parish.
People who live along Hwy 960 in Clinton are advised to boil their water for the time being.
Officials will lift the advisory when tests for the water supply... more »
September 26, 2013 10:15 AM
CLINTON - Officials have lifted a boil order enacted last week for some residents in Clinton.
The advisory applied to Water District 7 and affected the area of River Road between Hwy. 10 and Rattlesnake Rd. more »
September 19, 2013 2:35 PM
Clinton- A boil advisory has been issued for parts of Clinton in East Feliciana Parish.
The advisory is for Water District number 7, which includes River Road between Highway 10 and Rattlesnake Road.
Residents in these areas are urged to boil their water before using it for consumption.... more »
September 12, 2013 7:22 AM
CLINTON - East Feliciana Parish sheriff's deputies arrested a 31-year-old man on drug counts after investigating a domestic disturbance.
Detective Don McKey says deputies went to the home of Brandon Cupit Wednesday to answer a complaint that he had allegedly struck his wife during an argument.
McKey says... more »
August 19, 2013 10:31 AM
CLINTON - Support for an overnight curfew in Clinton continues even after the town's original, wide-ranging curfew ran into legal trouble.
The town canceled the curfew after a lawsuit filed by the ACLU on behalf of Clinton resident Tommy Mead. The measure banned pedestrians and drivers from the town's... more »
August 1, 2013 10:41 PM
CLINTON- The city rescinded its 11 p.m. curfew Thursday, the deadline a judge gave the city to respond to a lawsuit arguing the law is unconstitutional.
The two-month-old curfew bans people from milling about on city streets from 11 p.m. to 6 a.m.
The American Civil Liberties Union... more »
July 29, 2013 11:20 AM
BATON ROUGE- A temporary restraining order hearing involving the town of Clinton's curfew has been set for Monday, Aug. 5.
The hearing was scheduled during a telephone conference with Chief Judge Brian Jackson along with the plaintiff and defendant's attorneys. During the call, the judge also ordered the town... more »
July 24, 2013 11:45 AM
CLINTON - The ACLU of Louisiana filed suit on behalf of a Clinton resident today asking a judge to strike down the town's wide-reaching curfew.
The ordinance requires everyone in town, including drivers, to be off the streets after 11 p.m. or face a $500 fine and possibly 30... more »
July 23, 2013 5:36 PM
CLINTON - An attorney representing family members who lost seven loved ones in a drunk driving crash last year, called a pre-sentence report she read today "shocking."
Today, family members got the opportunity to review that document, and what's not included in it is raising serious questions. Gerald killed... more »
July 23, 2013 10:56 AM
CLINTON - Family members of seven people killed by a drunken driver in Slaughter rallied outside the Clinton courthouse today, where they will finally get to review a pre-sentence report for Brett Gerald.
The family members held signs claiming judicial racism on the part of the judge in the... more »
July 15, 2013 11:41 PM
CLINTON- People who skipped court and skipped a second chance at getting issues cleared with the town's police department are being arrested.
Police Chief Fred Dunn arrested people Monday, the second day of busts related to his amnesty program. Saturday morning he started his round up.
"When we... more »
July 12, 2013 9:43 PM
CLINTON - A town's amnesty program ends at midnight Friday evening, and the police chief has planned to round up hundreds of offenders.
"Come take care of your citation or your warrant or you will be arrested, plan and simple," Clinton Police Chief Fredrick Dunn said.
The program... more »
July 10, 2013 9:55 PM
CLINTON - Town leaders extended a measure to reduce crime even though some groups call it imprisonment of residents.
"We looked at the numbers, and it's like 60 percent less crime," Clinton Police Chief Fredrick Dunn said.
Dunn, the town's mayor and council agreed to put a curfew... more »
July 2, 2013 5:45 PM
CLINTON - People with outstanding fines in Clinton have less than two weeks to pay up, or be locked up.
The town is offering an amnesty program to help clear more than 1,000 warrants. Offenders can either pay in full or if they choose to take part in the... more »
June 11, 2013 9:59 PM
CLINTON - A small town in East Feliciana Parish is taking a drastic measure to stop crime.
The Clinton mayor, the entire city council and the police chief have decided to implement a curfew for anyone in the town.
The curfew started May 30th and will last until... more »
May 24, 2013 4:58 PM
CLINTON- Deputies in East Feliciana are working a murder outside of town a department official told WBRZ News 2.
Deputies confirmed that one person was dead at a house on Highway 10, about six miles east of town, and that a second person is in the hospital related to... more »
April 18, 2013 9:48 PM
CLINTON- School system leaders in East Feliciana Parish are considering a four-day school week.
Monday, it will be discussed at a special board meeting.
Earlier this month, voters said no to a property tax that would have funded system improvements.
In October, Superintendent Henderson Lewis Jr. warned... more »
April 7, 2013 7:17 PM
CLINTON- More than 70-percent of voters rejected the property tax that would fund schools in East Feliciana Parish.
"The election was for our students. And so we know what is needed for our students and so we were hoping for um a victory last night," says Superintendent Henderson Lewis.... more »
April 3, 2013 7:53 AM
CLINTON - East Feliciana Parish Police Jury has approved a new ordinance regulating the placement of mobile homes in unincorporated areas of the parish. On Monday the jury chose a version supported by the parish's Planning and Zoning Commission over a proposal jury official Joe Rouchon said he developed in... more »
March 12, 2013 3:48 PM
CLINTON - A man who killed seven people after a drunk driving crash in Slaughter last year won't get out of prison until he's a senior citizen.
Brett Gerald, 30, was sentenced to 70 years in prison by Judge William Carmichael. At least 35 of those years must be... more »
March 12, 2013 7:26 AM
CLINTON - The man who police say was more than twice the legal limit when he crashed into another car head-on, killing seven people, will learn his fate today in an East Feliciana Parish courtroom.
Brett Gerald pleaded guilty in December to seven counts of vehicular homicide, after originally... more »
March 5, 2013 4:55 PM
CLINTON- A 55-year old man was killed in a single-vehicle crash on Highway 432 Tuesday.
State Police said Lionel Terrell ran off the roadway, into a ditch and hit two trees.
Investigators said Terrell was not wearing a seatbelt. Toxicology tests are pending.
Follow the... more »
February 22, 2013 8:48 AM
ST. FRANCISVILLE - A state district judge has sentenced a Clinton man to life in prison after his conviction July 17 for aggravated rape of a girl under the age of 13 on his school bus. William Staton's sentencing was delayed until Thursday. District Judge William G. Carmichael held two... more »
February 5, 2013 5:28 PM
CLINTON - Fire officials say a wheelchair-bound man died in an apartment fire Tuesday morning.
It happened at the Clinton Manor Apartments. He was identified as 47-year old Christian Phillips.
Clinton Fire Chief Doug Beauchamp says the fire was mostly smoldering when they arrived on scene before 7:30... more »
February 5, 2013 9:07 AM
CLINTON - Investigators identified a wheelchair-bound man who died this morning in a Clinton apartment which caught fire. The Clinton Fire Department said 47-year-old Christian Phillips died in the fire at the Clinton Manor Apartments today.
Firefighters received the call around 7:18 a.m. and were on scene five minutes... more »
January 30, 2013 5:50 PM
CLINTON - After the Louisiana High School Athletic Association voted to split the football playoff brackets for public and private schools, some schools are considering other options.
The decision has generated controversy among high school athletic programs. There has also been talk of breaking away from the LHSAA and... more »
January 28, 2013 2:30 AM
WASHINGTON - President Barack Obama is lavishing praise on Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton as she prepares to leave his Cabinet. He calls her one of his closest advisers and says their shared vision for America's role in the world persuaded his one-time rival and potential successor to be... more »
January 23, 2013 10:11 AM
WASHINGTON - Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton says her department is moving swiftly and aggressively to strengthen security at U.S. missions worldwide, after the deadly September raid on the U.S. consulate in Libya. In what is probably her last appearance on Capitol Hill as the nation's top diplomat, Clinton... more »
January 23, 2013 6:15 AM
WASHINGTON - Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton faces tough questions in her long-awaited congressional testimony concerning the assault on the U.S. diplomatic mission in Benghazi, Libya, that killed Ambassador Chris Stevens and three other Americans.
Clinton is the sole witness Wednesday at back-to-back hearings before the Senate and... more »
January 21, 2013 10:31 AM
WASHINGTON - Former presidents Bill Clinton and Jimmy Carter joined lawmakers and other dignitaries at the Capitol for President Barack Obama's ceremonial swearing-in Monday to a second term. The two men are the only living Democrats who have occupied the White House. Clinton was accompanied by his wife, Secretary of... more »
January 10, 2013 7:26 AM
CLINTON - Newly elected Clinton Mayor Lori Ann Bell has appointed Fred G. Dunn as the town's police chief replacing Police Chief Eddie Stewart.
Stewart, who had served three years as police chief during the administration of defeated Mayor Don Reason, left Wednesday's meeting without comment after the Board... more »
January 8, 2013 1:06 PM
WASHINGTON - The top Republican on the Senate Foreign Relations Committee says Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton will testify on the deadly Sept. 11 assault in Libya on Jan. 22. That's the day after President Barack Obama's inauguration and the first day the Senate returns to Washington after a... more »
January 3, 2013 1:25 PM
WASHINGTON - The State Department says Sen. John Kerry, who President Barack Obama has nominated to be the next secretary of state, has started meeting with diplomatic staff to prepare for his confirmation. State Department spokeswoman Victoria Nuland says Kerry was at the department's Foggy Bottom headquarters Wednesday. She says... more »
January 2, 2013 5:50 PM
WASHINGTON - Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton has been released from a New York hospital where she was treated for a blood clot in her head. Clinton spokesman Philippe Reines says her doctors advised her that she has been making progress on all fronts and are confident she will... more »
January 2, 2013 2:52 PM
WASHINGTON - Doctors say they expect Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton to make a full recovery from a blood clot in her head. They also say there has been no neurological damage from the clot, which apparently developed when Clinton fainted and fell at her home. A stomach virus... more »
December 31, 2012 4:21 PM
WASHINGTON - Doctors treating Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton for a blood clot say the clot formed in her head but they stress that they are confident she will make a full recovery. In an update Monday on Clinton's condition, her doctors say the blood clot did not result... more »
December 19, 2012 4:29 PM
CLINTON- Defense attorneys in Baton Rouge accuse an investigator in Clinton of bullying two women well known in the town of Clinton.
Alice Kent and Carol Shirley are well known in the community. Both women were arrested last month, accused of malfeasance in office, money laundering, and racketeering for... more »
December 10, 2012 9:12 AM
CLINTON - The East Feliciana Parish School Board has started talking about raising more money for public education.
The board's financial adviser, certified public accountant Tommy LeJeune, presented estimates of the amount of money that could be gained if voters approved a 28-, 38- or 48-mill property tax increase.... more »
December 6, 2012 12:14 PM
DUBLIN - Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton is defending U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations Susan Rice as a "stalwart colleague." Speaking Thursday in Dublin, Clinton said Rice has done a "great job" at the U.N. and that criticism of her initial explanation of the Sept. 11 attack on... more »
December 4, 2012 10:33 AM
CLINTON - The East Feliciana Parish Police Jury has adopted a $7.6 million budget for 2013. The jury's financial adviser said Monday the budget conservatively estimates revenues and anticipates spending to remain nearly the same as this year. Accountant Phil Graham, who prepared the budget proposal, tells The Advocate the... more »
November 28, 2012 12:23 PM
CLINTON - The town of Clinton received more than a quarter-million dollars in grant money this week to make public safety improvements.
One grant worth $200,000 will be used to pay off the loan used to buy the town's first new fire truck in 15 years. Fire Chief Doug... more »
November 27, 2012 3:39 PM
CLINTON- Shocking allegations of wrongdoing surfaced today in East Feliciana Parish surrounding the Mayor's race.
However, many of those allegations are just pranksters getting on telephones and causing trouble, according to Police Chief Eddie Stewart.
"This morning, I was at work and got a call saying I would... more »
November 9, 2012 5:34 PM
CLINTON - Clinton Police accused two women of racketeering and money laundering after they said they laundered tens of thousands of dollars in donations and grant money for personal use, instead of their intended use to improve the town.
Police arrested Carol Shirley, 66, and Alice Kent, 62, after... more »
November 6, 2012 11:44 AM
CLINTON - Town officials lifted a boil order for Clinton earlier today.
They said health department tests of water samples came back clean, and people could stop boiling as of 11 a.m. today.
The town issued the boil order last week after a contractor installing fiber optic cables... more »
November 2, 2012 3:08 PM
CLINTON - Authorities in Clinton issued a boil water advisory for people on the town's water supply until further notice.
City workers said a contractor installing fiber optic cables broke a water main, compromising the integrity of the town's water supply.
The town recommended people bring water to... more »
October 16, 2012 5:21 PM
DENVER - A top campaign aide says that President Barack Obama takes responsibility for the consulate attack in Libya that killed four Americans. Deputy campaign manager Stephanie Cutter tells The Associated Press in a phone interview Tuesday that, quote, "every time an American dies abroad, everybody takes responsibility, from the... more »
October 11, 2012 10:20 AM
CLINTON - The East Feliciana School Board's Finance Committee has voted to support laying off enough school employees to offset a looming deficit resulting from a drop in enrollment. The recommendation to begin the layoffs effective Oct. 31 goes to the full board for consideration at a special meeting Tuesday.... more »
October 11, 2012 8:15 AM
CLINTON - The East Feliciana School Board's Finance Committee has voted to support laying off enough school employees to offset a looming deficit resulting from a drop in enrollment.
The recommendation to begin the layoffs effective Oct. 31 goes to the full board for consideration at a special meeting... more »
October 3, 2012 2:01 PM
DURHAM, N.H. - Former President Bill Clinton is telling college students in the battleground state of New Hampshire that they have the right to vote either where they attend school or at home. Clinton took aim at the state's disputed new voter registration law while campaigning for President Barack Obama... more »
September 28, 2012 6:00 PM
CLINTON - Students in East Feliciana Parish school are leaving the parish. As a result, 20 school employees could lose their jobs.
The district lost more than 100 students this year, resulting in a decrease of $800,000 in state money for the year. To make up for the loss,... more »
September 24, 2012 10:38 AM
NEW YORK - Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton says she wants foreign countries to make elite citizens pay their fair share of taxes. Reflecting the American debate over taxing the rich, Clinton on Monday addressed participants in her husband's Clinton Global Initiative. The annual forum brings together leaders in... more »
September 20, 2012 1:06 PM
CLINTON - Sites opened today for people in East and West Feliciana parishes who were affected by Hurricane Isaac to apply for or receive disaster food aid.
The sites will be open for the next seven days, and will help people get Disaster Supplemental Nutrition Assistance, formerly disaster food... more »
September 20, 2012 8:36 AM
BATON ROUGE - Residents in East Feliciana and West Feliciana parishes who were affected by Hurricane Isaac have seven days, beginning Thursday, to apply for disaster food benefits.
State officials say they're opening sites at the East Feliciana Early Learning Center in Clinton and the Independence Community Center in... more »
September 14, 2012 10:51 AM
WASHINGTON - President Barack Obama and Secretary of State Hillary Clinton are attending the return of the remains of U.S. Ambassador Chris Stevens and three other Americans killed in an attack of the U.S. Consulate in Benghazi, Libya, this week. Obama and Clinton were to go to Joint Base Andrews... more »
September 10, 2012 1:10 PM
NEW YORK - President Barack Obama and Republican Mitt Romney are set to address a major gathering of world leaders in government, business and other fields held annually by Bill Clinton. The former president announced Monday that Obama and Romney would participate in the annual meeting of the Clinton Global... more »
September 10, 2012 10:36 AM
CLINTON - Meetings are scheduled this week for the public to review a draft plan for economic development, land use and transportation in East Feliciana Parish. The Advocate reports the first meeting will at J.D.'s Restaurant in Clinton Monday night. The second meeting will be held at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday... more »
August 15, 2012 4:32 PM
CLINTON - Police arrested a second man they said was involved in a deadly shooting after an argument in Clinton.
Investigators arrested Cordero Morgan, 25, in suspicion of first degree murder after witness tips he was involved in the shooting. Police previously arrested Jerald Matthews last week in connection... more »
August 9, 2012 5:56 PM
CLINTON - One man is dead after a drive-by shooting Wednesday night, the first shooting death in years for the area.
Clinton Police identified the victim as 42-year-old Isaac Simmons, 10479 Roosevelt St. Late Thursday evening, U. S. Marshals apprehened 26-year-old Jerald Matthews of Baton Rouge in suspicion of... more »
July 17, 2012 5:56 PM
CLINTON - The East Feliciana Parish Sheriff's Office is looking for a little help from the police jury.
The parish prison makes money by housing state inmates in part of the facility, and the sheriff's office shares much of the money with the parish. The police jury will consider... more »
July 11, 2012 4:21 PM
BATON ROUGE - State Police investigated a two-vehicle wreck in East Baton Rouge Parish that killed a Clinton woman today.
The wreck happened just after 10 a.m. on Liberty Road north of La. 64. Troopers said Nancy Pierce, 48, died at the scene.
Investigators said a pickup driven... more »
June 26, 2012 3:46 PM
CLINTON- Accused drunk driver Brett Gerald pleaded not guilty to seven vehicular homicide charges against him in East Feliciana Parish today.
Family members of those seven victims were in court wearing t-shirts of their loved ones. They expressed outrage over Gerald's hearing today.
"I wish he would have... more »
May 21, 2012 5:14 PM
CLINTON - Students in East Feliciana Parish are digging, planting, watering and weeding their way to better health. It's part of a pilot program to help combat obesity and other health risks in their parish.
Right now, 20 percent of kids ages 7 to 19 in East Feliciana are... more »
March 16, 2012 9:03 AM
CLINTON- East Feliciana Parish sheriff's deputies have arrested a Clinton police officer on a domestic abuse complaint. Sheriff Talmadge Bunch tells The Advocate 52-year-old Ronnie Harrell was booked with domestic abuse battery and released on bail. Detective Don McKey says Harrell's wife accused him of striking her during an argument... more »
February 20, 2012 11:35 AM
BATON ROUGE- Louisiana State Police say an 18-year-old woman died in a single-vehicle crash on Louisiana 37 in East Baton Rouge Parish. State Police spokesman Russell G. Graham II said in news release that the crash Sunday night killed Angela Robinson of Clinton. Graham said Robinson was driving her 2006... more »
February 20, 2012 8:44 AM
CLINTON- Louisiana State Police investigated a single-vehicle crash last night that claimed the life of a young Clinton woman.
The crash occurred on LA 37 north of Liberty Road in East Baton Rouge Parish shortly before 2:00 am.
Troopers' investigation revealed that Angela Robinson of Clinton was driving... more »
February 16, 2012 8:45 AM
CLINTON, Miss.- Police say a 22-year-old Clinton man is accused of placing his cellphone in the bathroom of a service station where he worked and photographing a child without her knowledge. Clinton Police Chief Don Byington tells The Clarion-Ledger David William Kent Jr. is charged with one felony count of... more »
February 8, 2012 8:46 AM
CLINTON - A 27-year-old Clinton man has avoided a possible prison term by entering a "no contest" plea to a reduced charge in the 2010 shooting of East Feliciana Parish Sheriff Talmadge Bunch's son. The Advocate reports Joshua Rogers entered the plea Tuesday to attempted second-degree battery shortly before his... more »
January 27, 2012 3:24 PM
CLINTON - State police are investigating a two-vehicle crash involving a motorcycle that claimed the life of a Baton Rouge woman Friday afternoon.
The crash occurred on LA 10 West of LA 955 in East Feliciana shortly after 2:00 p.m.
Troopers say Hubert Millet, 74, was driving a... more »
December 26, 2011 3:46 AM
CLINTON - A man allegedly killed his sister Christmas day by stabbing her from the backseat of the car she was driving.
Louisiana State Police and the East Feliciana Parish Sheriff's Office arrested Justin Holmes, 21, for second degree murder and second degree battery and identified the victim as... more »
November 28, 2011 5:11 PM
CLINTON-- It took crews nearly 11 hours to clean up the roadway after an oil tanker carrying more than 7,300 gallons of crude oil ran off the road and flipped over into a ditch.
Motorists were left to maneuver the long way around the spill from 3 a.m. until... more »
November 18, 2011 5:52 PM
CLINTON - People in East Feliciana Parish are talking about this weekend's runoff election for sheriff, but someone's doing more than just talking.
Signs for both candidates have been torn up, slashed apart or cut down across the parish.
"The middle is completely cut out of it," said... more »
October 20, 2011 2:46 PM
An auto parts store in Clinton is picking up the pieces after a truck crashed into their business Thursday afternoon.
Police say an elderly man drove a truck into Clinton Auto Parts, after he stepped on the gas accidentally.
There was one employee in the store at the... more »
October 12, 2011 1:06 PM
WASHINGTON - Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton is calling an alleged Iranian plot to kill Saudi Arabia's ambassador to the United States a "dangerous escalation" in Iran's support for terrorism that must draw an international response.
Speaking to a conference in Washington on Wednesday, Clinton urged the rest... more »
October 11, 2011 6:37 PM
CLINTON - The Haunted Reunion inside the old Clinton High School was supposed to open in Clinton September 29th. Nearly two weeks later, it is still closed as workers race to beat the clock to open the haunted house this weekend.
The haunted house will raise funds to restore... more »
October 11, 2011 5:35 PM
CLINTON - A haunted attraction that tells the story of a high schooler turned mad scientist bent on revenge for being bullied could open soon in Clinton.
"The Reunion" haunted attraction was built at the old Clinton High School and is scheduled to open this week. Organizers said on... more »
October 10, 2011 6:23 PM
CLINTON - Thieves hit three homes in Clinton in the last week, according to police, looking for electronics, weapons and jewelry. All three homes were hit during the daytime when no one was home.
Mike "Buster" Peel was hit hard, and estimates his loss is $7,500. Peel says thieves... more »
August 21, 2011 9:40 AM
CLINTON, La.- East Feliciana Parish sheriff's deputies have arrested five people accused of raping a woman in the back of a pickup truck, Sheriff Talmadge Bunch said.
Deputies responding to a call about shots fired on Hockaday Lane, east of Slaughter, found a naked woman in the truck who... more »
July 7, 2011 6:12 AM
CLINTON- East Feliciana Parish sheriff's deputies have arrested two people after an Ethel woman suffered serious injuries inflicted by three dogs on Monday. A sheriff's office spokesman tells The Advocate the victim remained under treatment in a hospital Wednesday for numerous lacerations on her arms and legs, as well as... more »
May 27, 2011 4:06 PM
CLINTON - Customers of Water District 7 in East Feliciana Parish are being told to boil their water at least through Tuesday before drinking it or using it to prepare food.
The district's maintenance supervisor, James Jenkins, told The Advocate the order was issued after lightning struck a water... more »
April 20, 2011 8:21 PM
CLINTON- The manager of the Clinton Office of Motor Vehicles was arrested Monday after an investigation that led authorities to believe he was abusing his power.
Louisiana State Police say that 44-year-old Thomas Davis, of Baton Rouge, was issuing Class D licenses without giving the test. He was allegedly... more »