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  • New Roads Mayor breaches security at Pointe Coupee Courthouse Play Video

    October 17, 2016 5:22 PM

    NEW ROADS- The embattled Mayor of New Roads facing corruption charges is under fire again. This time he's accused of breaching courthouse security as he entered the Pointe Coupee Parish Courthouse for his arraignment last week. Pointe Coupee Parish Sheriff Bud Torres issued a strongly worded letter to New Roads... more »
  • Deputy put up 'grisly' fight before being killed with daughter by neighbor Play Video

    September 27, 2016 5:17 PM

    GLYNN – A veteran West Baton Rouge Parish Sheriff's deputy and her daughter were killed by a disgruntled neighbor in a gunfight the Pointe Coupee Parish Sheriff called “grisly.” Deputy Donna LeBlanc and her daughter, Carli Jo LeBlanc, 21, were shot and killed by Gregory Phillips who eventually killed... more »
  • Disaster Loan Outreach Center established in Pointe Coupee Parish

    September 19, 2016 10:49 PM

    NEW ROADS - The FEMA disaster recovery center that was closed Friday in New Roads will now serve as a disaster loan outreach center for flood victims. The U.S. Small Business Administration reopened the center Monday for disaster loan outreach for businesses of all sizes. The center will be... more »
  • Pointe Coupee residents demand answers following frequent flooding Play Video

    September 13, 2016 11:30 PM

    NEW ROADS - Pointe Coupee residents are blaming the parish government for frequent flooding in one subdivision. Homeowners in the Pecan Acres area depend on a pump to keep the water out of their homes but it hasn't done the job recently. Tuesday, residents packed a police jury meeting... more »
  • Additional Pointe Coupee and Iberia zip codes added to DSNAP program

    August 25, 2016 4:22 PM

    POINTE COUPEE – Additional zip codes in Pointe Coupee and Iberia parish are now eligible for the first phase of the DSNAP program. Starting on Thursday, Aug. 25 Pointe Coupee parish zip codes 70715, 70732, 70747 and 70753 may apply for the disaster food benefits along with Iberia ZIP... more »
  • 16-year-old passenger dies in head-on collision

    August 19, 2016 9:29 PM

    NEW ROADS – A 16-year-old is dead following a two-vehicle crash on LA 1 South in Pointe Coupee parish. On Thursday, around 3 p.m. 17-year-old Harlee Doucet of Moganza was traveling northbound on LA 1 in a Toyota Corolla. At the same time, 46-year-old Amy Self was traveling southbound on... more »
  • Pointe Coupee police jury shaves 16 jobs to close deficit

    June 29, 2016 12:53 PM

    NEW ROADS - Council members in Pointe Coupee Parish agreed last week to shave 16 positions to close this year’s budget hole. Justin Cox, Chairman of the Finance Committee, said that this year’s projected parish sales tax revenue will be $580,000 less than last year. To make up... more »
  • Draw down in False River next step for restoration Play Video

    June 20, 2016 7:53 PM

    POINTE COUPEE – The next step to restoring False River is a draw down and is expected to begin by Labor Day. The river was once known for its record catches before silt from local farm lands damaged fish habitats, however the spot still manages to be a good fishing... more »
  • Pointe Coupee begins tackling budget crisis

    June 14, 2016 10:59 PM

    POINTE COUPEE PARISH - The Point Coupee Parish Police Jury agreed to the first round of budget cuts Tuesday after sales tax revenues fell short. Police jurors agreed to eliminate a position in the utility department and a $40,000 contract with cleaning services, as well as 25% cuts across... more »
  • District Judges face Supreme Court for inappropriate behavior Play Video

    May 3, 2016 11:19 AM

    NEW ORLEANS - A pair of District Judges appeared before the Louisiana Supreme Court in New Orleans Tuesday to face possible sanctions for complaints of previous inappropriate behavior. West Baton Rouge Parish District Judge Robin Free is facing up to a year of suspension along with $11,000 in fines... more »
  • Deputies seeking info on eagle shot in Pointe Coupee

    April 20, 2016 5:52 PM

    POINTE COUPEE- Wildlife and Fisheries is asking for the public’s assistance in finding information about the shooting death of a young bald eagle. The eagle was shot within the last two days in the vicinity of the 8000 block of Island Road in Ventress. Anyone with information about this, please... more »
  • Pointe Coupee man charged with his wife's murder

    April 7, 2016 11:06 PM

    PALMETTO - A Pointe Coupee man is charged tonight with his wife's murder. Kimberley Clark was found shot in a canal in Palmetto last month. Her husband, Sam Clark was arrested a week later. KATC reports Sam Clark was arrested last year in Livonia, on domestic abuse charges. He was... more »
  • Contractor's mishap means more construction on west side Play Video

    March 29, 2016 5:10 PM

    ERWINVILLE - A contractor will pay for mistakes made after imperfections were found along Highway 413 that runs through West Baton Rouge and Pointe Coupee Parishes. Driving down Highway 413, you may notice hundreds of white circles from Department of Transportation and Development inspectors marking the imperfections. Coastal Bridge Company... more »
  • False River nearing more improvements to enhance wildlife Play Video

    March 24, 2016 5:34 PM

    NEW ROADS - The next step toward improving wildlife on False River is in the works as engineers look into how to bring trophy fishing back. Phase two of the False River restoration project is expected to begin after the summer and will focus on limiting siltation from the M1... more »
  • Pointe Coupee teen accused of first-degree murder

    March 3, 2016 3:29 PM

    LETTSWORTH – Deputies in Pointe Coupee Parish say they arrested a man in connection with a murder in Lettsworth, La. in February. Pointe Coupee Sheirff’s Office Captain Steve Juge said 19-year-old Eric Long Jr. was booked into the Pointe Coupe Detention Center for the first-degree murder of 25-year-old Terrell... more »
  • Pointe Coupee shooting began as kidnapping in Avoyelles Parish Play Video

    February 16, 2016 5:35 PM

    INNIS - A "vigilante" shooting in Pointe Coupee Parish Monday afternoon happened after a kidnapping in Avoyelles Parish, according to Louisiana State Police. Investigators say 40-year-old Mario Celestino kidnapped his ex-girlfriend's mother and demanded the location of her daughter. While traveling through Pointe Coupee Parish, a sheriff's deputy pulled... more »
  • Lundi Gras in Pointe Coupee a wash out this year Play Video

    February 8, 2016 5:09 PM

    BATCHELOR - Lundi Gras at the Old River Landing is an annual tradition, but it didn't happen this year. A parade, music and lots of gumbo all come together to make the event, but this year, none of that will happen because of area flooding. Two weeks ago,... more »
  • Deputies: 50 self-storage units burglarized in Pointe Coupee Parish

    January 6, 2016 5:50 PM

    LAKELAND - Sheriff’s deputies in Pointe Coupee Parish asked for the public’s help Wednesday evening in gathering information about suspects after they learned 50 self-storage units at the same facility were recently burglarized. Detectives said they responded to Eagle Rental Storage on Hwy 1, located about two miles north... more »
  • Pointe Coupee teen dies in early morning crash

    January 3, 2016 11:30 AM

    VENTRESS, La. - One Lakeland teenager died after his car flipped over. At 12:27 Sunday morning, the Pointe Coupee Sheriff's Office received a call of an overturned car on a private road in Ventress. Two teenagers were in the car. The driver, a 16-year-old, died from sustained injuries.... more »
  • Sheriff's office: Air leak at drilling site causing loud noise

    December 15, 2015 9:04 PM

    LOTTIE - Emergency crews responded to an air leak at a natural gas drilling site Tuesday evening. People reported hearing a whistle sound from a drilling site on La. 81 north of Highway 190. Fearing something worse, firefighters and sheriff's deputies kept people back while experts analyzed the issue.... more »
  • Threat rumors lead to Livonia students being pulled from class Play Video

    November 19, 2015 11:51 AM

    LIVONIA - The superintendent of Pointe Coupee Parish Schools said rumors and "misinformation" about a possible threat caused some parents of Livonia High School students to keep their kids home or check them out early Thursday. Superintendent Kevin Lemoine said there's no evidence a threat to the school was... more »
  • Pointe Coupee sheriff, police jury at odds over jail funding

    October 23, 2015 10:02 AM

    NEW ROADS- The Pointe Coupee Parish sheriff is threatening legal action against the police jury if the parish doesn't fulfill its obligation to fund the operation of the parish jail. Bud Torres says he needs to free up the more than $1 million he's been forced to annually take from... more »
  • Pointe Coupee jail plans to implement monitoring system for juveniles

    October 7, 2015 7:50 AM

    POINTE COUPEE- The Pointe Coupee Parish jail is implementing a new system to save money on housing juvenile offenders. It will now use tracking devices to keep track of the non-violent juvenile offenders. The parish does not have the facilities or resources to house juveniles. They're currently spending about $180... more »
  • False River rehab project gets more funding Play Video

    October 2, 2015 6:28 PM

    NEW ROADS - The state plans to pour more money into improving the water quality in False River in Pointe Coupee Parish. Phase two of the project is now in the works after the State Bond Commission approved $350,000 for the project. People in Pointe Coupee Parish feel it is... more »
  • Pointe Coupee Parish struggles to finance the jail

    September 28, 2015 7:36 PM

    POINTE COUPEE - Pointe Coupee parish is under fire after an audit shows there's hole by almost a million dollars. "The tax that supports the actually jail is only bringing in a 192,000 dollars so the amount of prisoners that we're housing and the operations itself on the police... more »
  • Pointe Coupee board creates STEM Academy administrator's job

    September 25, 2015 9:02 AM

    NEW ROADS- The Pointe Coupee Parish School Board has agreed to move forward with opening a Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics Academy by fall 2016 by creating a new administrative position to manage the proposed school. But, the board's unanimous approval Thursday of the job description for the district's new... more »
  • False River improvements almost finished Play Video

    September 4, 2015 5:49 PM

    NEW ROADS - Fishermen say wildlife is improving around False River due to efforts to improve water quality in the popular oxbow lake. In the past 10 months contractors have dredged and pumped silt to form an island on the south flat of False River. The 16.5 acres of silt... more »
  • Fordoche man killed in Pointe Coupee Parish accident

    August 30, 2015 11:40 AM

    LIVONIA, La. - Louisiana State Police say impairment is suspected in a crash that took the life of a Pointe Coupee man. Just after midnight Saturday, State Police Troop A began investigations on a single vehicle fatality accident on LA 77, south of LA 81. State Police say... more »
  • One dead in Point Coupee crash

    August 15, 2015 5:00 PM

    A man is dead after crashing into an Acadian Ambulance head on. It happened in Pointe Coupee Parish on LA 411 south of US 190 around 7:00 pm Friday evening. 61 year old Brett Bergeron of Lottie, LA was traveling southbound on LA 411 in a 2008... more »
  • Pointe Coupee superintendent brings change, saves money

    July 27, 2015 8:38 AM

    NEW ROADS- Pointe Coupee Parish School Board members say newly hired Superintendent Kevin Lemoine has shaved off nearly $1.3 million in expenditures from the 2015-16 proposed $22.2 million budget. Board members rejected a previous spending plan, primarily from former superintendent Linda D'Amico, which included a projected deficit of nearly $630,000... more »
  • Farmers blame Army Corps for flooded crops Play Video

    July 15, 2015 7:45 PM

    MORGANZA - Farmers face a total loss of their crop when water overtopped a levee near Morganza. The farmers said it could have been avoided if the Army Corps of Engineers hadn't got in the way. The rising Mississippi River caused the flooding and put 4,000 acres of soybeans... more »
  • New Pointe Coupee superintendent sets ambitious agenda

    July 6, 2015 8:02 AM

    NEW ROADS- In his first week as Pointe Coupee Parish's new school superintendent, Kevin Lemoine has already toured all five of the district's campuses, met with principals and key staff and started crunching numbers for the district's next fiscal year budget. Lemoine's agenda for his first year as superintendent includes... more »
  • Veterans selling bricks to raise money for memorial Play Video

    July 3, 2015 4:10 PM

    NEW ROADS - A group of veterans in New Roads are raising money to build a veterans memorial in Pointe Coupee Parish. The veterans are trying to sell personalized bricks for $100 each to raise $100,000 to build the memorial in front the Pointe Coupee General Hospital. The memorial... more »
  • Port Allen man accused in second murder-for-hire plot

    June 23, 2015 7:38 AM

    PORT ALLEN- A Port Allen man jailed on charges he hired a hit man to kill a Pointe Coupee couple is now accused of making a second attempt, this time from behind bars. Col. Richie Johnson, with the West Baton Rouge Parish Sheriff's Office, says Tommy Joe Gioele allegedly asked... more »
  • Mother demands tougher penalty after deadly crash Play Video

    June 12, 2015 6:45 PM

    NEW ROADS - A grieving mother is demanding a tougher penalty for a teen driver after her daughter died in a Christmas time crash in Livonia. The case is now before a Pointe Coupee grand jury to consider increasing a traffic ticket to negligent homicide to the driver who... more »
  • 'Revenge shooting' connected to New Roads murder Play Video

    June 10, 2015 6:09 PM

    NEW ROADS - Retaliation for a murder two years ago could be the reason for a shooting in Pointe Coupee Parish Wednesday. The shooting happened around 5:30 a.m. on Carver Drive in New Roads. New Roads police officers arrested 25-year-old Devin Holmes for shooting 55-year-old Joe Lewis three times.... more »
  • Man accused in bizarre marina thefts Play Video

    June 1, 2015 9:28 PM

    OSCAR - The Pointe Coupee Sheriff's office is investigating thefts from a bar and marina parking lot over Memorial Day weekend. Images from the area's surveillance video were posted on Facebook Monday. Sandbar Marina owner Jude Glaser said the man deputies are looking for stole from a 10-year-old boy... more »
  • Security changes at Pointe Coupee Parish Courthouse

    May 28, 2015 9:53 AM

    NEW ROADS- Pointe Coupee Parish officials implemented several changes at the courthouse in New Roads in an effort to improve security. Anyone entering the courthouse, whenever court hearings are taking place, will only be able to do so at the courthouse's front entrance. Visitors will have to show identification and... more »
  • Fire investigators to look at other buses after one bursts into flames

    May 23, 2015 12:03 AM

    MORGANZA - Fire investigators will review the maintenance records and recall notifications for all 2009 International CE 200 school buses in the fleet that runs the streets of Pointe Coupee Parish after a bus mysteriously burst into flames last week . Investigators ruled the fire accidental Friday. The bus... more »
  • Pointe Coupee gets updated 911 system

    May 21, 2015 6:51 PM

    MORGANZA - Pointe Coupee's communication center is getting a face-lift to help better track 911 calls throughout the area. The current system has been up and running for more than a decade, handling about 300 calls a day. Officials say they've reached the end of its lifespan, and the... more »
  • False River improvements enter final step Play Video

    May 15, 2015 5:28 PM

    NEW ROADS - The final phase of work to improve the water quality of False River is underway. Crews are building a 16-acre island on the south end of the oxbow lake. Last fall, Pointe Coupee Parish leaders lowered the water level by nearly three feet. Then contractors built... more »
  • School bus fire under investigation

    May 12, 2015 11:55 AM

    MORGANZA - Investigators said they're looking into what happened to a school bus which caught fire in Pointe Coupee Parish overnight. Spokesperson Will Love with First Student confirmed one of their buses parked at the shuttered Pointe Coupee Central High School was burned sometime Monday evening. Love said an... more »
  • Sheriff: Teen shot, suspects named in New Roads

    May 3, 2015 12:05 AM

    NEW ROADS - The Pointe Coupee Sheriff's Department released the name of two suspects who are accused of trying to kill a teen. It happened Friday on Saint Anthony At. in New Roads. Officials say the two suspects, Richard Mcclain Jr. and Terrance Rayford, shot the 16-year-old several times.... more »
  • Sheriff's office investigating teen shot in New Roads Play Video

    May 1, 2015 7:47 PM

    NEW ROADS - Deputies said a 16-year-old was shot multiple times Friday evening in Pointe Coupee Parish, and they're looking for the person responsible. The sheriff's office said the shooting happened around 4 p.m. on St. Anthony Street in New Roads. The teen who was shot is in serious... more »
  • Pointe Coupee School Board searching for new superintendent Play Video

    April 13, 2015 5:47 PM

    POINTE COUPEE - The Pointe Coupee School Board is searching for a new leader. Current superintendent, Linda D'Amico, announced she'll be retiring at the end of her term in June, just months before the school board planned to open a new career academy that she pioneered. "That's one... more »
  • Federal charges filed against Croom in USMS shootout Play Video

    March 10, 2015 11:35 AM

    BATON ROUGE - The U. S. Attorneys Office filed federal charges Tuesday evening against the man accused of shooting and killing a U. S. Marshal serving a warrant at an East Baton Rouge motel. U. S. Attorney Walt Green named 31-year-old Jamie Croom in a criminal murder complaint for... more »
  • Second arrest as deputies look for double murder connections

    February 27, 2015 10:06 PM

    NEW ROADS- As deputies continue to search for double-murder suspect Jamie Croom, investigators are putting pressure on some of his closest pals. Friday, WBRZ News 2 learned, his half-brother, Elie Edwards, was arrested in connection with the investigation of the shooting deaths of Sinica and Lechelle Williams. Edwards was... more »
  • Deputies looking into double murder connections

    February 20, 2015 10:09 PM

    NEW ROADS - Pointe Coupee Parish Sheriff's deputies said they arrested a man for having a gun at the Sugar Shack night club the night of a double murder earlier this week . Terry Matthews was charged with being a felon in possession of a firearm. Friday, the sheriff's... more »
  • 1st phase of False River restoration nearly complete

    February 20, 2015 2:18 PM

    NEW ROADS - State and local officials say construction efforts intended to improve the water quality of False River continue to move forward according to the long-term plan recommended by the False River Watershed Commission. State Rep. Major Thibaut said contractors are currently in the process of removing sediment... more »
  • Deputies say second lounge shooter could be at large Play Video

    February 18, 2015 9:06 AM

    NEW ROADS - Investigators said they're looking into the possibility a second shooter could have been involved a pair of killings overnight at a New Roads lounge. Sheriff Bud Torres said in a press conference Wednesday morning that Jamie Croom was wanted for the murders of brother and sister... more »
  • 11-year-old's shooting believed accidental, investigation continues

    January 30, 2015 9:42 PM

    NEW ROADS - An eleven-year-old is in a hospital in Baton Rouge after being shot by a fourteen-year-old Friday. The Pointe Coupee Parish Sheriff's Office said it appears the 14-year-old was showing the gun to the 11-year-old when it discharged, firing a bullet into the younger child. The shooting... more »
  • Computer problem means 911 center may not get GPS info Play Video

    January 29, 2015 6:54 PM

    MORGANZA- The 911 call center in Pointe Coupee Parish only has one station to take emergency calls following a compute malfunction on its second station. Any additional calls are currently routed to an administrative line which is answered by someone trained to take emergency calls. The caller will still... more »
  • School board voting over costly repairs to PC Central Play Video

    January 21, 2015 5:18 PM

    POINTE COUPEE - The Pointe Coupee Parish School Board is continuing their fight to reopen Pointe Coupee Central High School with a vote scheduled for Thursday over how to move forward. The school was shut down last year when the State Recovery District failed to improve test scores. In... more »
  • Levee work begins on False River Play Video

    November 24, 2014 5:03 PM

    NEW ROADS - Work has begun to build a ring levee on the south flat of False River to improve the water quality in the popular oxbow lake. Contractors started work on the ring levee Monday and hope to have it finished by the end of January. Another contractor... more »
  • Bond set for coach accused of sexual assaulting student

    October 11, 2014 6:09 PM

    NEW ROADS - Bond was set at $75,000 for the volleyball coach and biology teacher at Pointe Coupee Parish high school accused of having an inappropriate relationship with a student. Nick Domingue, 27, was booked into the Pointe Coupee Parish prison and has not bonded out yet. His lawyer... more »
  • Plan for Pointe Coupee Central High to be reworked

    September 23, 2014 6:12 AM

    NEW ROADS - The Pointe Coupee School Board has asked Superintendent Linda D'Amico to rework plans for Pointe Coupee Central High. The superintendent's plan to transform the school into a college readiness and career academy met criticism Monday from school board members and several residents who all had varying ideas... more »
  • Man runs stop sign, killed in crash

    September 21, 2014 5:16 PM

    LOTTIE - State police are investigating a crash that killed a man in Pointe Coupee parish. Officials say it happened early Sunday morning at the intersection of US hwy 190 and LA hwy 81. Police say Michael Jarreau, 43, ran a stop sign at that intersection and t-boned... more »
  • WBR judge faces sanctions over free trip Play Video

    September 19, 2014 6:24 PM

    BATON ROUGE - A judge in West Baton Rouge Parish is under fire for taking an all-expense paid trip to Texas. The judge's mode of transportation for the free trip: a private jet. The state judiciary commission says Judge Robin Free exploited his position and recommends he be suspended... more »
  • DHH: One death and 11 new cases of West Nile virus

    September 19, 2014 5:55 PM

    BATON ROUGE - State health officials reports one new West Nile virus death out of 11 news cases in the state. Officials say the new cases bring this year's total to 103 cases. According to the report the death in DHH Region 3 which encompasses St. Mary, St. James,... more »
  • False River drawdown exposes banks, trash Play Video

    September 16, 2014 3:28 PM

    NEW ROADS - Some Pointe Coupee residents are taking advantage of the exposed shorelines during the False River drawdown. The drawdown of False River from 16 to 13.5 feet above sea level began on Sept. 2. It's part of a plan to improve water quality in the popular oxbow... more »
  • False River rehab begins today Play Video

    September 1, 2014 4:31 PM

    NEW ROADS - The drawdown of False River from 16 feet above sea level to 13.5 feet above sea level will begin Tuesday. The Pointe Coupee police jury will oversee the drawdown of the river which will take place over a three week period with the water level being... more »

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