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  • 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 »
  • Neighbor speaks out about child rape case Play Video

    July 11, 2014 5:06 PM

    WILSON - Police say there are warrants out for the arrest of two people connected to a child rape case. Two men were arrested last night. Joe Loyd of Wilson and Darrell Anderson of Norwood are both accused of raping two children, ages three and six. Police plan to... more »
  • East Feliciana School Board phone systems down

    July 9, 2014 6:33 PM

    The start of school is about a month away for East Feliciana parish and the school board's phone system have been down for the past two weeks due to storm damage. The superintendent's office said a lightning strike caused their AT&T phone systems to go down and it caused... more »
  • LSU linebacker Beckwith ready for breakout sophomore season Play Video

    July 6, 2014 11:31 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Kendell Beckwith dreams of making plays on the field for LSU in 2014. "I walk around and dream of what I can do to beat the lineman and make big plays and just hear the crowd go crazy," Beckwith said. Beckwith was a 4 star... more »
  • Woman killed in East Feliciana crash

    June 30, 2014 5:42 AM

    CLINTON - According to State Police, a Jackson woman was killed in a single-car accident in East Feliciana Parish late Sunday night. Investigators say 66-year-old Jo Ann Ryals was not wearing her seat belt as she drove west along LA Hwy 10. They do not know why her SUV... more »
  • Convenience store owner arrested for drug distribution

    June 25, 2014 12:05 PM

    SLAUGHTER - A convenience store owner in East Feliciana Parish has been arrested on drug distribution charges. Ahmed Hussein Mana was charged with possession with intent to distribute hydrocodone and illegal possession of a firearm. The Delta Narcotics Task Force, including the East Feliciana Sheriff's Department and Louisiana... more »
  • Boil Advisory in East Feliciana

    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 »
  • Local High School Signings Roundup Play Video

    February 5, 2014 10:35 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Here's a roundup of signees from 4 parishes and 15 high schools around Baton Rouge on signing day: At Central High, the Wildcats follwed up a state quarterfinal birth with a handful of seniors moving on to the college ranks: Donald Lewis junior is heading... more »
  • Zachary runs past East Feliciana Play Video

    September 20, 2013 11:38 PM

    ZACHARY - The Zachary Broncos pitched their first shutout of the season with a 45-0 blanking of East Feliciana Friday night. Philip Brooks helped the Broncos' cause with a pick-6 in the second quarter that helped the defensive effort. This year's game against the Tigers certainly was much... more »
  • Catholic & Denham Springs blow open Jamboree games

    August 30, 2013 11:29 PM

    The Jamborees may have started Thursday night, but the major fireworks in 5-A started Friday with Catholic High taking on St Michael and Denham Springs beating East Feliciana. Catholic High's Dareus Guice took over the game on the ground for the Bears while the Yellowjackets blanked East Fel 17-0.... more »
  • 8-year-old shooter kills woman Thursday evening

    August 22, 2013 9:19 PM

    SLAUGHTER- State Police are assisting East Feliciana Parish Sheriff's investigators in a case where an eight-year-old boy shot a woman in the head. The unidentified woman died at the scene deputies said Thursday night. The shooting happened just after 5 p.m. at a mobile home community on Highway... more »
  • Need funding, Council on Aging chief says

    June 23, 2013 10:54 AM

    CLINTON, La. - The East Feliciana Parish Council on Aging director is asking the parish Police Jury to establish permanent funding for the council or call an election on a 1-mill tax to fund the agency. Director Brenda Gardner says the agency serves 49 elderly residents through its meal delivery... more »
  • Deputies investigate murder near Clinton

    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 »
  • School board makes campus switch, no decision on school days

    April 22, 2013 9:36 PM

    CLINTON- Students at some schools in East Feliciana Parish will attend different schools next school year. Monday, the school board voted to swap locations for the high school and middle school. The high school campus will move to Clinton and the middle school will move to Jackson. A judge... more »
  • School leaders to talk about four-day school week

    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 »
  • Voters in East Feliciana deny new tax for public school system Play Video

    April 6, 2013 10:51 PM

    CLINTON- A new tax to fund schools in East Feliciana failed to gain approval by voters Saturday. The tax would have increased property rates by about 45%, but would have raised $4 million dollars for the school system. The superintendent said the tax was needed to get schools... more »
  • Police jury adopts new mobile home ordinance

    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 »
  • 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 »
  • Parents warned of scabies at school

    February 22, 2013 10:43 PM

    CLINTON- The school system in East Feliciana Parish alerted parents Friday that at least one school had an outbreak of scabies. Scabies is easily transferable. The outbreak was found at Clinton Elementary, but since students share transportation, families at all schools were notified. The school was disinfected.... more »
  • Former bus driver sentenced to life in girl's rape

    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 »
  • E. Feliciana Parish jurors raise workers' pay

    February 20, 2013 7:06 AM

    CLINTON - The East Feliciana Parish Police Jury has approved pay raises of 50 cents an hour for its 23 employees that will cost the parish about $24,000. The jury's Personnel and Finance committees proposed the cost-of-living raises Tuesday, while taking no action regarding merit raises for key personnel. The... more »
  • Work-release inmate wanted after leaving job

    February 18, 2013 4:58 PM

    JACKSON- A work-release inmate walked away from his job Monday, the second time in a week that the East Feliciana Parish Sheriff's Office has had the task of locating a trusty. Most recently, Frankie New, 40, left a body shop where he was assigned to work on Highway 10.... more »
  • No new leads in search for escaped inmate

    February 12, 2013 11:05 AM

    CLINTON - Deputies continue to search for an inmate who officials say walked away from his work-release job Monday. Chief Deputy Cliff Hurst with the East Feliciana Sheriff's Office says they have no leads on 21-year-old Glen Carroll III. Hurst said deputies believe someone picked up Carroll from... more »
  • Inmate wanted after walking off release job

    February 11, 2013 10:22 PM

    AMITE- Authorities are searching for a man who walked away from his work release job Monday afternoon. Glenn Carroll was serving time at the East Feliciana Parish Prison but was working at a lumberyard near Amite. Deputies said he walked off the job. Carroll has connections across the... more »
  • Zachary man booked on obscenity counts

    January 15, 2013 9:09 AM

    CLINTON - East Feliciana Parish sheriff's deputies have arrested a 47-year-old Zachary man after investigating complaints that he exposed himself to women. Deputies booked Calvin Chapman Jr. Monday with two counts of obscenity. Sgt. Kevin Garig says a woman filed a complaint in November saying that a man exposed himself... more »

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