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  • 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 »
  • 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 »
  • New government takes over in West Feliciana

    November 25, 2013 9:01 PM

    ST. FRANCISVILLE- A change to parish government finally arrived Monday night as Kevin Couhig took the oath of office as the first parish president. As voted upon by West Feliciana residents, Couhig will lead the transformation from a police jury to a parish council. He was elected two weekends... more »
  • New form of government in W. Feliciana Parish Play Video

    November 18, 2013 4:57 PM

    ST. FRANCISVILLE - There's a new form of government in West Feliciana Parish, where voters elected their first parish president Saturday. Kevin Couhig, a first-time politician and businessman, beat out Tom Mcvea, a former state representative, to be the first president of West Feliciana Parish. Both ran as Republicans.... more »
  • Parish leaders: women don't have to put their clothes on

    September 24, 2013 10:42 PM

    GREENSBURG- Strip clubs currently operating in St. Helena Parish can continue to employee nearly naked women, and won't have to follow new rules set by parish leaders recently. The police jury set new laws for clubs that open in the parish, but won't require clubs already open to follow... more »
  • Judge: No second vote for home rule charter Play Video

    July 10, 2013 12:10 PM

    ST. FRANCISVILLE - A judge ruled against police jurors' efforts today to stop changes to West Feliciana Parish's system of government. Judge William Carmichael upheld an injunction requested by voters to stop jurors from holding another election over the home rule charter already approved by a public vote last... more »
  • Leaders approve shuffle to fund road repairs Play Video

    June 25, 2013 10:34 PM

    GREENSBURG - Parish leaders approved funding to repave 50 miles of bad roads in St. Helena Tuesday night. Money will be rededicated from a parish property tax and also pulling money from the solid waste funds for the road project. Doing so should provide about $3 million dollars to... more »
  • Police jury considering measures to fix roads Play Video

    June 25, 2013 5:39 PM

    GREENSBURG - Crumbling roads are a major problem the Saint Helena Parish Police Jury is trying to solve tonight. Jury members are trying to come up with the money to pay for repairs. They are considering rededicating money from a parish property tax and also pulling money from the... 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 »
  • New Roads disputes jury's road tax move

    May 22, 2013 10:15 AM

    NEW ROADS - The City Council has approved a resolution asking the Pointe Coupee Parish Police Jury to overturn a resolution it recently adopted seeking to raise the amount of taxes residents pay for street and road improvements. The council's action came at the request of Mayor Robert Myer,... more »
  • Strip club talk tabled

    May 1, 2013 10:15 PM

    GREENSBURG- Leaders in St. Helena Parish tabled discussion about changing parish laws dealing with strip clubs. Wednesday night, the police jury was set to talk about outlawing alcohol at establishments where there is nudity or certain physical contact. But, jurors pushed the talk back another two weeks. Leaders... more »
  • Nudity ordinance concerning strip clubs pushed back Play Video

    April 23, 2013 10:14 PM

    GREENSBURG - Strip clubs are turning up the heat in St. Helena, where some are calling for a ban on the adult business. Tuesday, the parish police jury was supposed to discuss an ordinance that would prohibit nudity and certain physical contact at establishments where alcohol is sold. The... more »
  • Gas found under homes near sinkhole

    April 3, 2013 10:54 AM

    BAYOU CORNE - An unknown gas has been found under the slabs of two homes and a workshop near the Bayou Corne sinkhole. The parish said Texas Brine contractors confirmed that gas was present under the slab of the homes on Sauce Piquante Lane north of Highway 70 in... 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 »
  • Residents speak out against heated police jury meeting Play Video

    February 27, 2013 6:32 PM

    NEW ROADS - People are still still buzziing about Tuesday night's Pointe Coupee Parish Police Jury meeting. What began as a discussion about an employee's work schedule turned into a battle of name-calling. The issue is over a worker who's not even employed with the parish anymore. Juror... more »
  • Tempers flare at police jury meeting 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 »

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