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  • 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 check to see if lock exists for regeneration 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 check to see if lock exists for regeneration 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 check to see if lock exists for regeneration 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 check to see if lock exists for regeneration 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 check to see if lock exists for regeneration 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 check to see if lock exists for regeneration 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 check to see if lock exists for regeneration 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 check to see if lock exists for regeneration 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 check to see if lock exists for regeneration 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 check to see if lock exists for regeneration 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 check to see if lock exists for regeneration 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 check to see if lock exists for regeneration 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 check to see if lock exists for regeneration 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 check to see if lock exists for regeneration 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 »
  • Drawdown of False River to begin Sept. 2

    August 27, 2014 11:18 AM

    NEW ROADS - The Pointe Coupee Police Jury announced on Tuesday their selection of a Texas contracting company to conduct False River dredging projects with drawdown of the river to begin on Sept. 2. The police jury will oversee the drawdown of the river which will take place over... more »
  • Pointe Coupee drowning leads to safety proposal

    August 11, 2014 7:58 AM

    NEW ROADS - The recent drowning of a 19-year-old Morganza man has the Pointe Coupee Parish Police Jury considering installing flotation devices at public boat launches throughout the parish's three recreational waterways. But legal concerns could sink the proposal before it leaves the dock. Parish leaders learned last week the... more »
  • High school robotics team returns from international competition check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    August 7, 2014 8:23 AM

    NEW ROADS - The robotics team from Catholic High School of Pointe Coupee just returned from an international competition in Hawaii. Despite all of their success, the team is already looking forward to next year. CHSPC students Ian Landry and Cade Forbes stopped by 2une In this morning to talk... more »
  • Pointe Coupee opening new 'alternative school' check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    August 5, 2014 6:01 PM

    POINTE COUPEE - Students in Pointe Coupee Parish have a new disciplinary school. It will cost taxpayers about 100,000 dollars, but school board members say it's providing a place for students, who have been suspended or expelled, to continue their education. Pointe Coupee has been one of the... more »
  • Crude oil trains pose a threat to local communities check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    July 8, 2014 6:43 PM

    BATON ROUGE - People who live along the Union Pacific rail line say they are concerned that nobody will release information about when oil trains will pass their homes. The state won't disclose the information to them at the railroad's request, but first responders will soon receive the information.... more »
  • Police: Fatal crash in Pointe Coupee Parish

    June 7, 2014 10:47 AM

    GLYNN - State police say a man was killed in a car crash Friday night in Pointe Coupee Parish. Officials say Justin Thompson, 22, died in a single vehicle crash just before 10pm on La. hwy 416 west of La. hwy 415. Police say Thompson ran off the... more »
  • False River could be reopened soon

    June 4, 2014 12:34 PM

    NEW ROADS - Authorities said Wednesday they hope to reopen the swollen False River in Pointe Coupee Parish before this weekend, depending on how much water levels decrease. The river is currently closed and at 17.5 feet, and still a threat to homes and properties on the river according... more »
  • Police arrest deputy accused of domestic violence

    June 3, 2014 11:21 AM

    NEWS ROADS - Law enforcement said they arrested an off duty Pointe Coupee Sheriff's Deputy accused of domestic violence charges. New Roads City Police said Stephen Louis, 32, allegedly assaulted his wife while still in uniform after getting off duty early Tuesday morning. Deputy Louis is charged with... more »
  • False River closed to boaters

    May 29, 2014 11:33 AM

    POINTE COUPEE - False River has been closed to boaters due to high water. The Pointe Coupee police jury made the decision because the water level has reached 18 feet, requiring the closure. The river is still several feet from flood stage. The U.S. Army Corps of... more »
  • Victim identified in trailer fire

    March 2, 2014 10:40 AM

    JARREAU, La. - Pointe Coupee fire officials say a man was killed during a trailer fire Saturday afternoon. The fire was on the 5000 block of Island Rd. in Jarreau. Officials say victim is believed to be Henry Jipson, 85. Fire fighters say the fire started in... more »
  • Lighter pecan season expected check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    October 18, 2013 2:55 PM

    NEW ROADS - It's pecan season in Louisiana and in Pointe Coupee Parish, one of the state's busiest pecan manufacturers is busy. Bergeron Pecan Company in New Roads grows its own pecans and processes nuts from other pecan growers throughout Louisiana. Typically the company process between 6 to 7... more »
  • New Roads, parish at odds over trash collection

    September 23, 2013 8:33 AM

    NEW ROADS - Three months after authorizing the Pointe Coupee Parish Police Jury president to sign a new five-year contract for trash pickup, jurors face the possibility of having to renegotiate the deal with Progressive Waste Solutions. The reason is a move by New Roads to broker its own... more »
  • Convicted bus driver could still drive check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    July 26, 2013 6:02 PM

    NEW ROADS- John Cline, a Pointe Coupee Justice of the Peace, who also drives school buses for the parish, was sentenced to 30 days in jail alongside a five year suspended sentence for stealing from a Livonia grocery store in 2011. Cline's attorney filed an appeal immediately after the... more »
  • New Roads property tax battle heats up check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    July 19, 2013 6:17 PM

    NEW ROADS - Workers are paving streets all over New Roads and Connie Hurst's block is one of them. "We needed to go wider, which I see that they're doing," she says, "It would benefit a lot." The Pointe Coupee Parish Police Jury says a measure it passed... more »
  • Mayor files injunction against parish roads tax

    July 18, 2013 4:59 PM

    NEW ROADS - The mayor of New Roads filed today to have a judge stop the Pointe Coupee Parish Police Jury from doubling the millage rates for people in the city. Mayor Robert Myer said in a press release the increase was "unconstitutional" and "unfair" for the people of... more »
  • Retired officer killed in head-on collision

    July 11, 2013 10:26 AM

    MOREAUVILLE - Sheriff's deputies confirmed a retired law enforcement officer from Pointe Coupee Parish was one of two people who died in a head-on collision this morning in Avoyelles Parish. A spokesperson for the Avoyelles Parish Sheriff's Office said the drivers of both vehicles died in the crash, which... more »
  • La. author among Natl. Medal of Arts winners

    July 10, 2013 3:38 PM

    WASHINGTON - An author from Pointe Coupee Parish was among 24 recipients of national medals for contributions in the fields of the arts and humanities recognized today by President Barack Obama. Ernest J. Gaines is most known for his novels "A Lesson Before Dying" and "The Autobiography of Miss Jane... more »
  • Pointe Coupee approves trash collection pact

    June 12, 2013 8:50 AM

    NEW ROADS - After months of negotiations, the Pointe Coupee Parish Police Jury has approved a new five-year contract for residential trash collection with Progressive Waste Solutions. Tuesday's vote came after the company agreed to supply and replace trash containers during the life of its five-year contract with the... more »
  • Former Globetrotter helps people "Beat the Heat" check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    May 31, 2013 5:52 PM

    NEW ROADS - A former pro basketball player is helping people in Pointe Coupee Parish beat the heat. James "Big Brown" Joseph and his friends will give out free fans and AC units this weekend to people in need. "It's very hot in the summer time in Louisiana... more »
  • Father, son killed in Pointe Coupee crash check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    May 10, 2013 4:50 PM

    CHENAL - A single-car crash claimed the lives of a father and son overnight in Pointe Coupee Parish. It happened just before 11:30 p.m. Thursday on Hwy. 415 near Hwy. 414. State troopers say 47-year-old Sidney R. Morel of Jarreau was heading south on Hwy. 415 when he... more »
  • Security upgrades coming to Pointe Coupee schools

    March 28, 2013 8:55 AM

    NEW ROADS - The Pointe Coupee Parish Sheriff's Office has submitted a school crisis response plan to the school board outlining new security recommendations to better protect the district's five campuses. Sheriff Bud Torres also handed the board a proposal on Wednesday to spend about $120,000 a year to hire... more »
  • Pointe Coupee jury votes on drainage fee

    March 13, 2013 8:51 AM

    NEW ROADS - The Pointe Coupee Parish Police Jury has voted to impose a $2.50 drainage and maintenance fee on parish residents, but whether it actually passed won't be clear until the jury's next meeting. That's because the jury's attorney, John Wayne Jewell, said he will have to consult with... more »
  • Tempers flare at police jury meeting check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    February 26, 2013 10:49 PM

    NEW ROADS- Leaders in Pointe Coupee Parish lost their cool with each other and even with their significant others. What started out as a discussion about a part time employee's work schedule quickly escalated. It turned into a yelling match and caused quite a disruption of parish business. ... more »
  • Leaders want parish to join trash pickup business check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    February 25, 2013 2:15 PM

    NEW ROADS - For almost five years Progressive Waste Solutions has taken out the trash in Pointe Coupee Parish, but administrator Jim Bello is a part of a movement that wants the parish to handle the duties instead. "It's about $500,000 that we feel we can save if we... more »
  • 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 »
  • Second La. black bear killed in a week

    December 5, 2012 5:12 PM

    POINTE COUPEE - Wildlife officials asked the public for help finding the people responsible for killing a black bear found in Pointe Coupee Parish. It's the second bear shot and killed in the past week in Louisiana, according to the state Department of Wildlife and Fisheries. According to... more »
  • Teen accidentally shot by friend during duck hunting trip

    December 1, 2012 6:01 PM

    LIVONIA- A teenage boy is fighting for his life, after a duck hunting accident in Pointe Coupee Parish. It happened Saturday morning on Grosse Tete Bayou in Livonia. Sheriff Bud Torres says the 15-year-old was with two childhood friends the same age when the hunting trip went wrong.... more »
  • U. S. 190 back open after truck wreck, fire

    October 22, 2012 6:04 PM

    LIVONIA - A section of U. S. 190 in Pointe Coupee Parish is back open, after an 18-wheeler closed it when it overturned and caught fire. DOTD said all lanes of traffic were back open at U. S. 190 West near La. 976. The wreck around 3 p.m.... more »
  • Big rig wreck closes portion of U. S. 190

    October 22, 2012 4:04 PM

    LIVONIA - State Police said a big rig overturned this afternoon and caught fire, closing a portion of U. S. 190 West near Livonia. It happened just after 3 p.m. In Pointe Coupee Parish. There were no injuries. The wreck initially shut down both directions of traffic, but... more »
  • FEMA center opens in Pointe Coupee Parish

    October 22, 2012 10:27 AM

    NEW ROADS - FEMA workers opened a Disaster Recovery Center in Pointe Coupee Parish this morning to help people there file for help dealing with damage caused by Hurricane Isaac. The center opens at 11 a.m. today at the Scott Civic Center in New Roads, with regular hours of... more »
  • Task force holds river counterterrorism drill check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    October 11, 2012 4:45 PM

    BATON ROUGE- The Joint Task Force 7 held a counterterrorism drill on the Mississippi River to test their inter-agency skills, while neutralizing a simulated terrorist threat. The drill had sheriff's deputies from seven different agencies working together to find a mock bomb strapped to a pillar on the Mississippi... 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 »
  • Pointe Coupee 4H team wins national seafood cookoff

    September 4, 2012 5:11 PM

    NEW ORLEANS - For the first time since the Great American Seafood Cookoff was founded, a Louisiana team of high school students took home the top prize. Pointe Coupee high school students Grant Jourdan, Natalie Hardy, Annie Gosserand, and Katie Lacour won the top prize at the cookoff in... more »
  • Pointe Coupee slated for millions in road improvements check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    August 9, 2012 5:05 PM

    NEW ROADS - More than a thousand miles of roads in rural areas will get a facelift, including many in Pointe Coupee Parish. The project will cost an estimated $425 million over the next three years, and will be used for upgrades to roads that don't get federal money.... more »
  • Pointe Coupee residents prepare for road repairs

    August 9, 2012 9:45 AM

    NEW ROADS - More than 1,000 miles of rural roads across the state are getting a facelift. The project comes after a new law was passed to help generate $425 million over three years to repair them. The repairs will cost around $150 million the first year, with... more »
  • New Roads man help less fortunate "beat the heat" check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    June 16, 2012 9:41 PM

    NEW ROADS - Several people in Pointe Coupee Parish have cool air for the first time in years. Nearly 100 fans and air conditioning units were given out for free to the less fortunate throughout the parish today. It's all part of an event called Beat the Heat.... 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 oil spill cleanup wrapping up

    June 5, 2012 10:40 AM

    TOLBERT- Cleanup efforts have completed at an oil spill site in Pointe Coupee Parish and now ExxonMobil is shifting to reclamation and remediation work. ExxonMobil says they've done everything they can to ensure a successful cleanup at the site where more than 80,000 gallons of oil reportedly spilled from... 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 »
  • Audubon Bridge traffic less than expected

    May 7, 2012 8:44 AM

    ST. FRANCISVILLE- One year after it opened, the $409 million John James Audubon Bridge has not attracted a large number of motorists eager to cross the Mississippi River between West Feliciana and Pointe Coupee parishes near St. Francisville. The bridge opened on May 5, 2011, a month earlier than planned... more »
  • Body found by boat operator in Red River check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    April 2, 2012 2:38 PM

    NEW ROADS - Sheriff's deputies said they're waiting on autopsy results after a woman's body was found in the Red River in Pointe Coupee Parish this weekend. Capt. Steve Juge said a tugboat operator found the body and notified them just before 4 p.m. Sunday. It was in the... more »

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