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  • Boil order issued for part of East Feliciana

    June 25, 2017 10:10 AM

    EAST FELICIANA - There is a boil order for a small water system in the parish. A boil order was issued Sunday morning for District 7. Customers who are supplied with water by District 7 Water should boil water before using it. The water system said it had... more »
  • Sheriff seeking suspects for vandalism at East Feliciana cemetery Play Video

    April 17, 2017 6:39 PM

    EAST FELICIANA – The East Feliciana Parish Sheriff is looking for suspects who caused damage to an old cemetery. The cemetery, Scott Cemetery, is located deep in the woods of the parish and some of the graves date back to the 1830's. However, vandals knocked down the cemetery's... more »
  • Boil water advisory lifted in East Feliciana after well broke

    April 13, 2017 2:39 PM

    EAST FELICIANA – The boil water advisory for residents in Bluff Creek has been lifted. The advisory was issued on Monday after a well broke . About 600 residents were without running water due to the broken well, WBRZ reported earlier this week. Crews were seen repairing the... more »
  • Jackson man killed in East Feliciana Parish crash

    April 7, 2017 2:53 PM

    JACKSON – State Police say a Jackson man died Friday in a single vehicle crash on LA 952 in East Feliciana Parish. According to Louisiana State Police, the crash happened shortly after 8:30 a.m. on LA 952 north of LA 10. Investigators say Timothy Hollins, 49, was driving southbound... more »
  • The Investigative Unit: Elevated lead levels found in East Feliciana water Play Video

    March 16, 2017 4:27 PM

    SLAUGHTER – Louisiana is requiring the East Feliciana Parish Water System to test their water more frequently after an Investigative Unit report that showed brown water flowing from the taps two weeks ago . Brown water was coming out of Slaughter resident Artis Cain's home for nearly 72 hours... more »
  • East Feliciana teacher accused of slapping student

    March 15, 2017 1:09 PM

    EAST FELICIANA PARISH – An East Feliciana teacher is on paid leave after he was accused of assaulting a student during school hours. Sheriff Jeffery Travis confirmed that Jaworski White was arrested Tuesday by Clinton Police and charged for slapping a student. Sources say the incident happened at East... more »
  • East Feliciana Parish employee who used 'n word' resigns Play Video

    March 14, 2017 7:25 PM

    EAST FELICIANA – An East Feliciana Parish employee who admitted to a police jury last week that she used the "n word" has resigned. The police jury in East Feliciana Parish met on Tuesday night to discuss the fate Barbara Vail, known as "Babs" in East Feliciana Parish. Vail... more »
  • Woman arrested following fatal crash involving motorcyclist on Highway 67

    January 13, 2017 10:19 AM

    EAST FELICIANA – One woman has been arrested following a fatal crash involving a motorcyclist on Highway 67 on Friday. State Police arrested 68-year-old Cynthia Cambre for negligent homicide and failure to yield at a stop sign. The crash occurred at the intersection of Highway 67 and Gross... more »
  • Couple faces rape, drug charges after search of trailer

    December 22, 2016 3:21 PM

    SLAUGHTER – Deputies in East Feliciana Parish say a couple faces rape and drug charges after a search at a trailer Wednesday night. Clinton W. Villagomez and Debroah Villagomez were both charged with possession of methamphetamine and possession of a firearm while in possession of drugs. East Feliciana... more »
  • Man killed in early morning crash

    December 18, 2016 10:26 AM

    JACKSON - A single-vehicle crash early Sunday morning killed a man from Zachary. Huston Lorio, 25, died when he lost control of his pickup, drove down an embankment and hit a tree on La. 964 west of Hwy. 955 in East Feliciana Parish. It appears that Lorio was the... more »
  • East Feliciana schools to dismiss early due to severe weather approaching

    November 28, 2016 12:58 PM

    EAST FELICIANA – School officials have announced that East Feliciana parish schools will be dismissed earlier today due to severe weather approaching. Officials say that schools will dismiss at 2:15 p.m. instead of 3:15 p.m. There are currently two severe weather threats . The first first is expected for Monday... more »
  • 14-year-old dead after crash in East Feliciana Parish

    November 24, 2016 7:15 PM

    NORWOOD – State Police say a 14-year-old is dead after a single car crash in East Feliciana Parish Thursday afternoon. According to Louisiana State Police, the crash happened around 4 p.m. Thursday on LA 422 east of LA 19. Investigators say 24-year-old Shannon Sessions was traveling westbound on... more »
  • Child takes note to school; Mom writes she's being held hostage in East Feliciana Play Video

    November 1, 2016 4:31 PM

    CLINTON – A note brought to school by an 11-year-old helped authorities rescue the child's mother who was being held against her will Tuesday. East Feliciana Parish Sheriff Jeff Travis said the child went to school with the message from her mother about her situation. The handwriting insinuated... more »
  • Man arrested after chase with East Feliciana police, deputy shoots at truck

    October 31, 2016 1:57 PM

    EAST FELICIANA – A man has been arrested after a high-speed chase with East Feliciana police that led to a deputy shooting at the car while two children were inside. On Sunday, Oct. 30 around 7 p.m. an East Feliciana deputy saw a truck, driven by 28-year-old Lenon Sanders,... more »
  • Aug. flooding causes longer days for East Feliciana students

    October 6, 2016 10:22 AM

    CLINTON - Students in East Feliciana Parish will give up two holidays this semester and go to school an extra 15 minutes each day to make up for time lost because of the flooding in August. Superintendent Carlos Sam said the floods washed out seven days of the original school... more »
  • East Feliciana Parish Sheriff's deputy involved in vehicle crash

    October 1, 2016 12:20 PM

    EAST FELICIANA PARISH - An East Feliciana Parish Sheriff's deputy was involved in an auto accident Friday night according to the East Feliciana Crime Watch Facebook page . The name of the deputy was not released in the post. The deputy was on duty at the time of the... more »
  • Boil water advisory for Dan Delee Road in East Feliciana

    September 5, 2016 11:38 AM

    EAST FELICIANA – A boil water advisory has been issued for Dan Delee Road in East Feliciana Parish. Water District #7 has experienced problems with their water supply system resulting in the water being of questionable microbiological quality. As a precaution, the water district is issuing a boil advisory... more »
  • Additional East Feliciana Parish zip code added to DSNAP program

    August 23, 2016 3:59 PM

    BATON ROUGE – An additional zip code in East Feliciana Parish has been added to the DSNAP program. Residents living in East Feliciana Parish zip code 70789 are now eligible to apply for DSNAP benefits. Applicants can go to the Early Learning Center located at 9414 Hwy 67 (Plank... more »
  • Suspect in Ethel double murder extradited from Germany back to La. Play Video

    June 24, 2016 5:13 PM

    ETHEL - Sources tell News 2 a woman accused in a double murder in East Feliciana Parish in 2014 is back in Louisiana after she was arrested and extradited from Germany. Dulce Maria Funez was arrested in December in Germany after State Police say law enforcement there made contact... more »
  • Boil water advisory issued for part of East Feliciana Parish

    June 20, 2016 6:02 PM

    CLINTON – A boil water advisory has been issued for a part of East Feliciana Parish as of Monday afternoon. The boil water advisory is in effect for residents on Shropshire Road. The advisory is in effect due to the water produced in the water supply system being of questionable... more »
  • Murdered school board member's brother selected to take his place

    June 13, 2016 11:40 PM

    CLINTON - The East Feliciana Parish School Board selected the brother of a murdered school board member to take his place. East Feliciana Parish School Superintendent Carlos Sam told News 2 Edward Brooks, Jr. will take Broderick Brooks' seat on the board. Broderick Brooks was found shot to... more »
  • Greensburg Mayor quits amid WBRZ Investigative Unit report Play Video

    May 19, 2016 10:39 PM

    GREENSBURG- The longtime Mayor in the Town of Greensburg resigned amid a report that aired Thursday on WBRZ-TV. The Investigative Unit uncovered he has been living in a completely different parish than the town he represents. An ordinance on the books in the town mandates, "The Mayor... more »
  • School board denies only bid for historic school

    May 10, 2016 11:22 PM

    BATON ROUGE - The East Feliciana Parish School Board will have to once again discuss what to do with the old Clinton High School after declining the only bid they received Tuesday night. Superintendent Carlos Sam told News 2 the bid for roughly $10,000. The school board had previously... more »
  • Committee suggests pursuing lease-purchase agreement for old Clinton High

    April 5, 2016 12:48 AM

    CLINTON - A buildings committee is recommending the East Feliciana Parish School Board use a different strategy to find a taker for the old Clinton High School. Superintendent Carlos Sam says the committee signed off on pursuing a lease-purchase agreement on the building that has been vacant since the 1980s.... more »
  • Old Clinton High School bidding talks continue Monday

    April 4, 2016 5:56 AM

    CLINTON- The East Feliciana School Board is still trying to find someone to buy the Old Clinton High School. On Monday, a committee will meet to discuss accepting bids for the school, located on Plank Road near downtown. In a previous interview with WBRZ, East Feliciana School Superintendent Carlos Sam... more »
  • School system hopes to get about $200,000 for Old Clinton High School

    February 2, 2016 7:46 PM

    CLINTON - Again Tuesday, school leaders in East Feliciana Parish agreed to try to find someone to buy the Old Clinton High School on Plank Road near downtown. The building was built in 1903 and has been empty since the 1980's. The school district hopes to sell it to... more »
  • Residents warned of IRS scam in East Feliciana Parish

    January 15, 2016 8:55 PM

    CLINTON - The East Feliciana Parish Sheriff's Department is warning residents to be aware of a scam involving callers claiming to be from the IRS or a debt colllector calling on behalf of the IRS. According to deputies, the caller tells them they owe money, and a lawsuit will... more »
  • Extradition process begins for area murder suspect jailed in Germany

    January 12, 2016 8:26 PM

    ETHEL - Local and federal authorities have started the extradition process for a woman jailed in Germany facing charges in Louisiana. Dulce Maria Funez, 34, is wanted in connection with the death of Connie and Eddie Earl Hall. The couple was found stabbed to death in their Ethel home... more »
  • East Feliciana schools look into changing student-athlete grade requirements

    November 23, 2015 7:29 PM

    BATON ROUGE - The East Feliciana School Board could have a new grade policy in place for students who want to be involved in extra curricular activities. The school board will be discussing the possibility of adopting the same policy used by the high school athletic association, which would allow... more »
  • Unidentified body found in Slaughter house fire

    November 19, 2015 1:09 PM

    SLAUGHTER – Authorities are investigating the cause of a fire in Slaughter after firefighters found a man’s body inside a home Wednesday night. Firefighters from the Bluff Creek Fire Protection district responded to a house fire at 9158 Sanford Lane just before 10 p.m. Wednesday. Firefighters said they got... more »
  • Made in Louisiana: The Old Hickory Railroad Play Video

    November 15, 2015 10:53 PM

    JACKSON – All aboard the “Old Hickory Railroad” for a journey back in time through the history of Jackson and the Felicianas. The original “Old Hickory” dates back to 1833. The current train was built in 1964 and was brought to Jackson in 1998. It stopped running in 2009.... more »
  • Old historic Clinton High may soon get a facelift Play Video

    November 3, 2015 7:33 PM

    CLINTON - The former Clinton High School in East Feliciana Parish could soon get a facelift, and many in the community are looking forward to future renovations. Johnny Beauchamp runs one of the few restaurants in Clinton called Johnny B's, and if there's one thing he takes pride it is... more »
  • Car pulled from creek in West Feliciana

    October 26, 2015 1:15 PM

    ST. FRANCISVILLE - Several law enforcement agencies pulled a car out of a creek in West Feliciana Parish Monday. Using a crane, State Police pulled the car out of the creek while West Feliciana Fire crews worked in the water to secure it. A spokesperson for the West... more »
  • Grand jury indicts man accused in hate crime incident Play Video

    August 11, 2015 3:57 PM

    CLINTON - A grand jury in East Feliciana indicted a 54-year-old man for a felony cruelty charge Tuesday. The grand jury's decision comes about two weeks after Ronnie Barnes was arrested . Investigators said Barnes was caught on video pulling down the pants of a 12-year old child then... more »
  • First day of classes for some students Play Video

    August 6, 2015 9:58 AM

    BATON ROUGE- Some kids in Baton Rouge are heading back to class today. School officially starts on Thursday for students in East Baton Rouge, East Feliciana and Tangipahoa Parish. Last month, parents in Tangipahoa Parish asked the school board to postpone the first day of classes because of... more »
  • Jindal: Florida Fuel Connection to invest in rail project

    July 28, 2015 6:38 PM

    BATON ROUGE - State officials say Florida Fuel Connection LLC will make a $75 million capital investment to build a petroleum terminal and rail transportation facility in East Feliciana Parish, near the Mississippi River. Gov. Bobby Jindal and Florida Fuel Connection CEO John H. Armbrust announced the plans Tuesday. Jindal,... more »
  • Motorcyclist killed in crash with big rig

    June 4, 2015 9:54 PM

    ALBANY - A man from East Feliciana Parish was killed when the motorcycle he was driving slammed into a big rig in Livingston Parish. The accident happened near Highway 43, north of Albany. State Police say Walter Booker, Jr., 42, came around a curve, couldn't stop in time, and... more »
  • East Feliciana School Board chooses new superintendent

    April 22, 2015 8:33 AM

    CLINTON- The East Feliciana Parish School Board has voted to offer a contract as superintendent to Carlos J. Sam, an associate superintendent in the East Baton Rouge Parish school system. Sam, also a finalist for superintendent of Lafayette Parish schools, tells The Advocate he would withdraw from the scheduled Wednesday... more »
  • Feliciana Parishes keeping eyes on wet weather Play Video

    March 3, 2015 5:28 PM

    ST. FRANCISVILLE - East and West Feliciana Parishes are rebounding from high water after several inches of rain in a short time Monday. "Yesterday that stream was so high and so swirling that you could go white water rafting, I mean right down the hill," said resident Donna MacKinnon.... more »
  • Woman dies in motorcycle crash in East Feliciana

    February 8, 2015 6:53 PM

    Clinton - Louisiana State Troopers are investigating a fatal motorcycle crash that took the life of a woman on LA Hwy 432 east of LA Hwy 67 in East Feliciana Parish. Troopers say 61-year-old Debra N. Justilian of Slidell died after her motorcycle ran off the road into an... more »
  • East Feliciana superintendent gets top job in Orleans Parish

    January 21, 2015 12:13 AM

    NEW ORLEANS - East Feliciana School System superintendent Henderson Lewis was named the new superintendent of the Orleans Parish School Board Tuesday night. Lewis' hiring comes more than two years after the process started. Lewis, 40, is also a member of the St. Bernard Parish School Board. ... more »
  • LSP: Teen killed in wreck wasn't wearing seat belt

    January 15, 2015 10:45 AM

    JACKSON - State Police investigators said a Baker teen killed in a wreck early Thursday morning wasn't wearing their seat belt. Troopers said 18-year-old Mekala Brooks died after the two-vehicle wreck on LA 964 north of LA 955 in East Feliciana Parish. The other driver in the wreck had... more »
  • Boil advisory in East Feliciana

    November 22, 2014 5:46 PM

    CLINTON - Some residents in East Feliciana are under a boil advisory. Officials say people living along La. hwy 960 in Clinton will need to boil their water before consuming it. No word yet on what caused the boil advisory or when it will be lifted. more »
  • Teens arrested in attempted aggravated rape case at school

    October 8, 2014 10:47 PM

    JACKSON- Two teenagers face charges after a girl at the high school here reported the two boys tried to rape her last week. Jacobe Johnson, 18, and Breeon Lee, 18, were charged with attempted aggravated rape. They were booked Monday. Lee was 17 when he was taken to jail... more »
  • DHH: Escaped inmate found in East Feliciana

    September 20, 2014 1:13 PM

    JACKSON - Department of Health and Hospital officials say the mental hospital patient that escpaed has been caught. Officials say Kent Douglas got out of the Eastern Louisiana Mental Hospital in Jackson La. and that he is a non-violent offender. Douglas was caught Sunday and is in state... more »
  • Zachary routs East Feliciana 49-8

    September 19, 2014 11:45 PM

    ZACHARY - The Zachary Broncos turned a 14-0 halftime lead into a rout, taking down East Feliciana 49-8 Friday night. The Broncos stormed out of the locker room in the third quarter, scoring on their first 2 possessions within the first 5 minutes of play. Lindsay Scott, Jr.... more »
  • Future school bus changes after child was struck Play Video

    August 27, 2014 6:14 PM

    CLINTON - East Feliciana school officials are making some major changes after a child was struck while getting off the bus on Monday. Erin Loften said she saw the girl get hit by a truck. "It took my breathe away. I couldn't breath I couldn't think about anything... more »
  • People told to boil water

    August 20, 2014 9:55 PM

    EAST FELICIANA- A boil advisory was issued for some customers on the East Feliciana Rural Water System due to a break in the main line. Officials ask residents who experienced water outages during the evening of Wednesday, August 20, 2014, on Idlewild, Christy lane, and Sullivan road to take precaution... more »
  • Boil advisory in East Feliciana

    August 10, 2014 3:05 PM

    CLINTON, La. - A boil advisory has been issued in East Feliciana effective immediately. The advisory affects those who live in Clinton along La. hwy 960, Gilead Road, Hatcher Road and River Road. Water District #7 says people living in those areas should boil their water before drinking... more »
  • Sports 2-A-Days: East Feliciana Tigers Play Video

    August 9, 2014 10:56 PM

    CLINTON, La. - The East Feliciana Tigers look to take a deeper run, after being ousted from the playoffs in the first round last year. The Tigers will rely heavily upon their size on the defensive line, but head coach Cedric Anderson says they'll have to find key starters... more »
  • Gerald faces sentencing for drunk driving deaths

    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 »

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