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  • Highway back open after school bus wreck

    December 12, 2012 12:00 PM

    POINTE COUPEE - An overturned school bus closed a portion of La. 420 in Pointe Coupee Parish for a time this morning. According to the sheriff's office, only the driver was on board when it wrecked earlier this morning. They had minor injuries, and were taken to a nearby... more »
  • Pointe Coupee considers trash collection proposal

    September 27, 2012 8:41 AM

    NEW ROADS - The Pointe Coupee Parish Police Jury has decided to pay a private consultant $5,000 to compile a comprehensive study detailing what it would take to initiate a parish-operated trash collection program. The jury voted 6-5 this week to take the step after an official with Progressive... more »
  • Residents, businesses benefit from ExxonMobil oil spill

    June 5, 2012 5:54 PM

    LIVONIA- After an estimated 80,000 gallons of oil were cleaned up in Pointe Coupee Parish, residents and businesses are seeing a big benefit from ExxonMobil's cleanup effort. "I'm well pleased with Exxon and all their employees," said Melva Williams, who lives near the spill site, "If I had another... more »
  • Pointe Coupee board lays groundwork for layoffs

    May 18, 2012 8:22 AM

    NEW ROADS - The Pointe Coupee Parish School Board has unanimously decided to post a reduction in force notice to district employees in the event that layoffs may be necessary to balance the 2012-13 fiscal year budget. But Superintendent Linda D'Amico said the board's action was simply a "just in... more »
  • Pointe Coupee authorities catch escaped inmate

    March 13, 2012 3:16 PM

    POINTE COUPEE - The Sheriff's office in Pointe Coupee reported Tuesday that an inmate who escaped after a vehicle crash was captured at around 3:30 p.m. Deljoati Smith took off as he was being brought back to the jail from a skills training facility in Lacassine. Smith was... more »
  • School continues investigation into girl's suicide check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    March 8, 2012 6:36 PM

    BATON ROUGE - School administrators said today an investigation into a Pointe Coupee Parish teen's suicide continues, but had no details to release. Tesa Middlebrook, 17, hanged herself at Pointe Coupee Central High School recently. Family members said she'd been the victim of bullying for some time. Advance Baton Rouge... more »
  • Investigation continues into teen suicide in Pt. Coupee Parish

    March 7, 2012 3:11 PM

    MORGANZA - An investigation continues into the suicide of a teen in Pointe Coupee Parish. News 2's Chris Nakamoto searches for answers from leaders at Advanced Baton Rouge Charter, the group that runs Pointe Coupee Central High School. Seventeen-year-old Tesa Middlebrook was found hung from the stadium at... more »
  • Sheriff not ruling out charges in suicide check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    March 6, 2012 5:10 PM

    NEW ROADS - The sheriff of Pointe Coupee Parish said he's not ruling out criminal charges yet in the death of a 17-year-old girl. "Anyone that would take the law and go beyond the scope and actually break the law could be charged," Sheriff Bud Torres said. Now,... more »
  • Candlelight vigil tonight for teen in Pt. Coupee Parish

    March 6, 2012 3:10 PM

    NEW ROADS - A candlelight vigil will be held tonight in Pt. Coupee Parish for Tesa Middlebrook. Middlebrook was found hung from the stadium at her high school on Friday. Middlebrook's family says Tesa was forced to kill herself after dealing with constant bullying. The vigil is... more »
  • Investigation continues into teen bullied to death

    March 6, 2012 9:51 AM

    NEW ROADS- The Pointe Coupee Parish Sheriff's Office continues to investigate the death of 17-year old Tesa Middlebrook. She hung herself along the side of the football stadium at Pointe Coupee Central High School. Family members say bullies pushed her over the edge Friday. Authorities are continuing the... more »
  • Pointe Coupee raises garbage pickup fee to $18

    March 1, 2012 6:49 AM

    NEW ROADS - The Pointe Coupee Parish Police Jury has voted to increase monthly garbage pickup rates in a move intended to help defray the costs of cleaning up after future storms. Parish Administrator Jim Bello says the rate increase, from $14.50 to $18 per month, should also help the... more »
  • Driver killed in single car crash in Pointe Coupee Parish

    December 16, 2011 2:58 PM

    LAKELAND, La. (AP) - State police are investigating a single-vehicle crash in Pointe Coupee Parish that claimed the life of a 20-year-old man. The crash occurred on La. Highway 413 north of U.S. 190 at 4:00 a.m. Friday. Troopers say Dylan Juge of Glynn was driving a pickup north on... more »
  • Pedestrian killed in Pointe Coupee Parish

    October 17, 2011 8:49 AM

    New Roads - A Pointe Coupee Parish man is dead after being hit by a car. It happened Sunday evening just after 7 p.m. on LA 10 near LA 420 in New Roads. State Police say 76 year-old Jimmy Herring was driving east on LA 10, when he... more »
  • Pointe Coupee Central HS cancels activities due to weather

    April 4, 2011 4:51 PM

    MORGANZA - All after-school programs at Pointe Coupee Central High School have been canceled for this afternoon because of the possibility of severe weather. Principal Kathryn Price sent out an email this afternoon notifying people of the cancelations. "Our first priority is the safety of our students," said... more »
  • Sheriff: Father says son shot him, then dies

    January 25, 2011 11:44 AM

    ROUGON – Shortly before he died, a Rougon man told authorities his son was the one who shot him, according to the parish sheriff. Sheriff Bud Torres said 18-year-old James Rogers was arrested in suspicion of this morning’s fatal shooting of his father, James Juge. According to Torres, Juge called... more »
  • Hundreds of dead blackbirds found near New Roads

    January 3, 2011 4:30 PM

    LABARRE, La. - Around 500 dead blackbirds and starlings have been found in Pointe Coupee Parish, according to state wildlife officials. The birds were spotted lying in roads and ditches near Labarre Elementary School. The community is between Morganza and New Roads on Highway 10. Scientists from the... more »

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