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  • 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 »
  • New Roads residents unconvinced about federal buyout plan Play Video

    January 25, 2017 12:22 AM

    NEW ROADS- Pecan Acres is a subdivision just to the north of New Roads where the waters rise so often, residents call it "flood-city." The low to moderate income neighborhood was built on an old landfill in the late 1960's, and most of the homes were constructed below flood elevation.... more »
  • Pointe Coupee police juror expected to sue parish Play Video

    December 21, 2016 11:59 PM

    NEW ROADS- The president of Pointe Coupee's Police Jury said Wednesday there's a "strong possibility" one of his colleagues will sue the parish in early 2017 over its plan to transition to a council style of government. In November, voters approved dissolving the current police jury after the 2018... 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 »
  • 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 »
  • Failed candidate for DeSoto Parish Police Jury arrested

    December 2, 2015 3:05 PM

    MANSFIELD - A 31-year-old DeSoto Parish man who recently made a failed bid for Police Jury is behind bars, accused of inappropriate sexual contact with a juvenile. KTBS-TV reports J. Riley Bell, of Mansfield, was booked Monday on one count each of indecent behavior with juveniles and sexual battery.... 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 »
  • Measure to force vote on government style falls short

    September 14, 2015 10:14 PM

    ST. FRANCISVILLE - Three parish council members were two votes short of allowing voters to vote again on what form of government should be used to manage West Feliciana Parish. In 2012, voters approved changing from a police jury to a parish council. By 2013, a parish president had... more »
  • Parish leaders end long, bitter battle with strip club Play Video

    January 27, 2015 10:28 PM

    PINE GROVE - The St. Helena Parish Police Jury publicly announced it was ending its legal battle with a strip club Tuesday. The parish has spent $210,000 dealing with litigation over the bar's operation. "I've never been to the strip club. I don't plan to go," juror Theodore... more »
  • Pointe Coupee Police Jury to revisit drainage fee

    November 11, 2014 10:26 AM

    NEW ROADS - The Pointe Coupee Parish Police Jury will hold a public hearing Dec. 9 on a proposal to amend its drainage maintenance fee ordinance, adding another year to the controversial fee. The Police Jury wants to add a sunset clause to the ordinance, adopted in March 2013, that... more »

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