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  • WFPSO deputy quits amid investigation into racial slurs

    October 20, 2015 12:53 PM

    ST. FRANCISVILLE - A West Feliciana Parish Sheriff's deputy accused of using racial slurs quit amid an investigation into the incident. Shane Lofton has only been with the department for less than a year. He was arrested last week on battery charges in Avoyelles Parish, after he allegedly threatened... more »
  • NAACP leader in West Feliciana Parish wants deputy fired check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    October 14, 2015 8:01 PM

    ST. FRANCISVILLE - A deputy for West Feliciana Parish Sheriff's Office is out on bond after being charged with threatening a fellow lawman. Shane Lofton is the same deputy recently accused of using racial slurs against African-Americans St. Francisville. Lofton booked on a simple assault charge in Avoyelles Parish Wednesday... more »
  • West Feliciana deputy accused of using 'n' word, multiple complaints filed check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    October 8, 2015 6:06 PM

    ST. FRANCISVILLE - Today multiple internal affairs complaints were filed against a West Feliciana Parish Sheriff's Office deputy who is accused of using the "n" word as he conducted routine patrols. Coincidentally, a third person was also there filing an internal affairs complaint against the deputy when our cameras... more »
  • Man accused of murdering nephew in St. Francisville check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    September 22, 2015 6:17 PM

    ST. FRANCISVILLE- A man is locked up tonight, accused of murdering his nephew Monday. The West Feliciana Parish Sheriff's Office said a family dispute led to the shooting. It happened on Coates Road, which is off of Highway 61 Monday morning. Anthony Nixon is accused of unloading a... more »
  • One killed in W. Feliciana Parish shooting

    September 21, 2015 7:19 PM

    ST. FRANCISVILLE, La. - Investigators remained tight-lipped after a reported shooting in St. Francisville Monday. Sheriff J. Austin Daniel confirmed that his deputies were investigating a shooting in which one person was dead. He said it happened around 10:30 a.m. Monday and they were questioning someone as part of... more »
  • Troopers try to locate missing Woodville man in St. Francisville

    September 2, 2015 2:53 PM

    ST. FRANCISVILLE - Louisiana State Police are working with the Wilkinson County Sheriff's Office in Mississippi to locate a 56-year-old Woodville man who has been missing since Saturday. Willie Henry Davis was last seen Saturday evening at the State Line Casino in St. Francisville. He was wearing a brown... more »
  • Battle of Baton Rouge 1779 check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    August 25, 2015 11:04 AM

    BATON ROUGE- Before the famous Battle of New Orleans there was the Battle of Baton Rouge in 1779. Some people call it one of the lost chapters of Baton Rouge history, but it was important because it expelled the British from Louisiana and the Mississippi River. During September the Capitol... more »
  • Breakfast with 2une In: St. Francisville's Polos and Pearls check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    August 21, 2015 11:40 AM

    BATON ROUGE- The town that's two miles long and two yards wide, better known as St. Francisville, is the oldest town in the Florida Parishes. This morning News 2's Kylie Dixon was at the historical museum in St. Francisville to learn more about the town's Polos and Pearls... more »
  • Fore! sale; deal being putted to buy Bluffs

    August 10, 2015 8:13 PM

    ST. FRANCISVILLE - Sources close to a deal to buy The Bluffs community in West Feliciana confirmed to WBRZ Monday night, an offer could be finalized by the end of August. Kenneth Carter and Jerry Dodson are reportedly working to secure the site from Claude Penn, the current owner.... more »
  • Flood waters cover parts of West Feleciana Parish check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    July 21, 2015 7:45 PM

    ST. FRANCISVILLE - Flood waters covered a few low-lying roads and structures in West Feliciana Parish on Tuesday. No inhabited homes were in danger, but officials want residents to watch out for road flooding. Brian Spillman is the Parish's Emergency Preparedness director. He said flooding this late in the... more »
  • Lawsuit claims school leaders ignored bullying complaints check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    July 20, 2015 6:09 PM

    ST. FRANCISVILLE- A lawsuit filed today in West Feliciana Parish claims 11 employees of the West Feliciana Parish School System and High School neglected to do their jobs, after a child cried out for help claiming he was target of bullies. News 2 chose not to identify the child... more »
  • Investigation underway involving The Bluffs after tax dispute check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    July 8, 2015 6:33 PM

    ST. FRANCISVILLE- Tonight, a criminal investigation is underway centering around the Bluffs Golf Course in St. Francisville. There are allegations of a backdoor attempt by the State Tax Commission to reduce the Golf Course's tax assessment by nearly a quarter of a million dollars. The golf course owes... more »
  • 4 arrested in St. Francisville four-wheeler thefts

    June 19, 2015 6:16 PM

    ST. FRANCISVILLE - Sheriff's deputies in West Feliciana Parish arrested four men Friday believed to be behind a pair of ATV thefts in the St. Francisville area. Deputies said neighbors tipped them off to a vehicle with suspicious people in it, and when they attempted to stop the vehicle,... more »
  • West Feliciana on the hunt for more boat landings check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    May 8, 2015 7:23 PM

    ST. FRANCISVILLE - Parish leaders are in the market for more boat landings because the parish is expecting heavy traffic this summer. "We only have one spot. And we need three, perhaps four to handle the traffic that's going to be coming in the future," said Parish President Kevin... more »
  • Storm snaps trees, knocks out power in West Feliciana check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    April 27, 2015 5:46 PM

    ST. FRANCISVILLE - A few hundred people are still without power in West Feliciana Parish after storms rolled through the area Monday morning. As the storm made its way through the parish some residents took shelter only to find that debris trapped them inside their neighborhood without power. A... more »
  • Made in Louisiana: Grandmother's Buttons check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    April 27, 2015 9:42 AM

    ST. FRANCISVILLE- For most of us, buttons decorate our shirts and blouses, but for Susan Davis, buttons are her business. 30 years ago, before Davis' button empire was established, she received inspiration from visits to her grandmother's house. That's where the name, ‘Grandmother's Buttons', originated. According to Davis,... more »
  • Regulators to discuss nuclear power plant

    April 1, 2015 10:39 PM

    ST. FRANCISVILLE - The Nuclear Regulatory Commission will hold a meeting for people to learn about issues with the area's nuclear power plant, River Bend. Inspectors have been at the plant recently for incidents relating to two unplanned shutdowns and a security violation. The NRC calls the meeting... more »
  • Celebrate a Southern Spring in St. Francisville check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    March 16, 2015 7:53 AM

    ST. FRANCISVILLE - This weekend St. Francisville will host the 44th annual Audubon Pilgrimage . Christian Tregle and St. Francisville Mayor, Bill D'Aquilla stopped by 2une In this morning to tell us more about this celebration of southern spring, and explain why John James Audubon called the city his "happy... more »
  • Man killed in collision with semi

    January 20, 2015 10:47 PM

    ST. FRANCISVILLE - A man from Gonzales was killed in a crash with an 18-wheeler Tuesday. State Police said Felix Lipoma, 73, was pulling out of a private drive and onto Highway 61 north of La. 10 when he hit the rear wheels of the tractor trailer. The impact... more »
  • Celebrate veterans this weekend in St. Francisville check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    November 11, 2014 6:27 AM

    ST. FRANCISVILLE - Tuesday is Veterans Day, but the celebration continues this weekend at the Louisiana Vets Fest in St. Francisville. Johnny Palazzotto, who served in the U.S. Coast Guard, joined us on 2une In Tuesday with all the details. The Louisiana Vets Fest is Saturday from 10:00 a.m.... more »
  • Celebrate Halloween a day early check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    October 30, 2014 7:48 AM

    BATON ROUGE - Halloween isn't until Friday, but there are plenty of spooky celebrations scheduled tonight across the area. The Baton Rouge Police Department is hosting Boo with the Blue from 6:00-8:00 p.m. The event is family-friendly and will include a haunted house, food and games a costume contest.... more »
  • Human remains found near St. Francisville identified

    October 2, 2014 1:37 PM

    ST. FRANCISVILLE - Human remains found near the old ferry landing in West Feliciana Parish in July have been identified as those of a Baton Rouge man who was reported missing by his family in April. The wallet and driver's license of 58-year-old Kenneth Dwayne Bennett were found near... more »
  • Prosecutor claims DA knew about sex offender's deal check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    September 17, 2014 5:34 PM

    ST. FRANCISVILLE - The lead prosecutor on a case involving a man accused of having sex with four juveniles, says District Attorney Sam D'Aquilla was well aware of the deal that was reached. This week the WBRZ Investigative Unit discovered sex offender Johnny Brown was only sentenced to three... more »
  • Fire extinguished at The Myrtles check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    August 6, 2014 9:35 PM

    ST. FRANCISVILLE- A fire on the property of The Myrtles Plantation was extinguished Wednesday night, but not before destroying the plantation gift shop. St. Francisville Police Chief Scott Ford said what was not burned was ruined by water. Ford said the gift shop was about eight to ten feet... more »
  • State investment helps bolster paper mill check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    August 5, 2014 5:22 PM

    ST. FRANCISVILLE - The KPAQ paper mill is back in business in a big way, boasting more than $38 million in investments since it came back online in 2010. The mill got incentives from the state that helped investors pump enough money into the facility to get things back... more »
  • Head of the class: La's Teacher of the Year check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    July 15, 2014 9:49 AM

    ST. FRANCISVILLE - Carla Jackson, a 3rd Grade teacher at Bains Elementary School in St. Francisville was just named Louisiana's Teacher of the Year. She beat out dozens of the state's best educators to win the award. Now she will represent Louisiana in the national Teacher of the Year... more »
  • Human remains found in St. Francisville

    July 7, 2014 9:25 AM

    ST. FRANCISVILLE - According to the West Feliciana Parish, skeletal remains were discovered Sunday afternoon near the Old Ferry Landing St. Francisville. Deputies say a worker was bush-hogging property north of the landing and discovered the bones. Investigators collected evidence from the scene and are trying to put... more »
  • Insurance rates spike due to lack of fire service check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    February 10, 2014 4:51 PM

    ST. FRANCISVILLE - Some property owners in West Feliciana Parish saw homeowners insurance double because they live too far away from a fire station in the parish. The fire protection district will discuss adding two new stations to meet insurance requirements for property owners. Melvin Harvey owns a camp... more »
  • Cat Island back open after shutdown check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    October 17, 2013 3:50 PM

    ST. FRANCISVILLE - Cat Island National Wildlife Refuge is open again after being closed during the 16-day government shutdown. Hunters finally got the chance to get back to the outdoors Thursday in the refuge near St. Francisville. Larry Davis, an area hunter, says he couldn't wait to see the... more »
  • Government shutdown puts a lock on the outdoors check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    October 5, 2013 5:33 PM

    ST. FRANCISVILLE - Folks looking to tackle the outdoors in Cat Island National Wildlife Refuge can't due to the government shutdown. Cat Island is located near the town of St. Francisville, which is just 30 miles north of Baton Rouge. It's run by the U.S. Department of the Interior,... more »
  • West Feliciana schools end year with surplus

    July 24, 2013 7:50 AM

    ST. FRANCISVILLE - Better-than-expected sales tax collections, an increase in state aid and budget cuts helped the West Feliciana Parish school system end the 2012-13 fiscal year with a surplus. Instead of having to dip into a "rainy day" fund to the tune of $500,000 as expected, Finance Director Helen... more »
  • $1 million lottery ticket claimed check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    May 13, 2013 5:49 PM

    ST. FRANCISVILLE - A Mississippi woman claimed a Powerball ticket worth $1 million today which she purchased in St. Francisville. "The dream came true," said Samantha Netterville, who bought the winning Powerball ticket from the May 11 drawing. She matched all five numbers, but missed Powerball. "When... more »
  • Bonnie and Clyde get shot in Louisiana... again check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    March 28, 2013 6:07 PM

    ST. FRANCISVILLE - Bonnie and Clyde were gunned down by police in Bienville Parish, but they're also being shot right now in West Feliciana for a History Channel mini-series. Cameras began rolling Monday, featuring St. Francisville locales such as the courthouse, Magnolia Cafe and 3V Tourist Courts. The latter... more »
  • No trial delay in child's slaying

    March 11, 2013 7:44 AM

    ST. FRANCISVILLE - A state district judge has denied a motion to delay the trial of a 19-year-old accused of first-degree murder in the death of a young boy in 2010. The trial for Trevor Reese is scheduled to begin March 18. Reese is charged in the death... more »
  • West Feliciana resumes counseling program

    February 27, 2013 8:14 AM

    ST FRANCISVILLE - The West Feliciana Parish School Board has voted to resume a career counseling program it dropped several years ago when state funding was frozen. Supervisor Al Lemoine told the board Tuesday the money to resume the program is coming from a federal grant routed through Baton Rouge... more »
  • Drainage improvements in place in West Feliciana check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    February 12, 2013 4:54 PM

    ST. FRANCISVILLE- People in the Baton Rouge region are once again bracing for flooding problems along several waterways. Portions of southern Mississippi received several inches of rain over the past two days. Much of that water will drain south into Louisiana. Water levels on Thompson Creek and its... more »
  • West Feliciana schools receive additional security

    January 30, 2013 7:44 AM

    ST. FRANCISVILLE - The West Feliciana Parish Sheriff's Office has assigned an additional deputy to school security duties, giving each of the parish's four schools a full-time officer on campus. During a briefing on security issues on Tuesday, Chief Sheriff's Deputy Randy Metz told school board members the fourth officer... more »
  • Ex-W. Feliciana official wins sentencing delay

    January 11, 2013 7:20 AM

    ST. FRANCISVILLE - Former West Feliciana Parish Police Juror John Cobb has won a sentencing delay on his conviction for three counts of felony theft. Cobb appeared in state District Court Thursday with a new attorney. State police accused the 54-year-old Cobb and six other people, including Cobb's... more »
  • Leaders agree to land deal for new hospital

    November 26, 2012 9:37 PM

    WEST FELICIANA- Plans to build a new hospital here are moving forward. Monday night, a land deal was worked-out between the Parish and the group in charge of the hospital. 7.26 acres will be sold to the Hospital Board for a new facility. The property is off Hwy. 61... more »
  • W. Feliciana expands one-to-one computer program

    November 26, 2012 10:21 AM

    ST. FRANCISVILLE - The West Feliciana Parish school system continues to expand a program that puts computers into students' hands for use in class or at home. The program started in 2007 from a state grant. Jerome Matherne, the district's technology supervisor, tells The Advocate the one-to-one computer initiative now... more »
  • Battle for Old Ferry Landing heats up in West Feliciana Parish check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    October 5, 2012 6:14 PM

    ST. FRANCISVILLE-For years people in St. Francisville have used the Old Ferry landing as a boat launch, but now few will take that chance. One boater, who doesn't want his identity revealed said, "I want to be sure before I go onto somebody's property." According to lawyers for... more »
  • Disaster food aid sites to open in Felicianas

    September 20, 2012 8:36 AM

    BATON ROUGE - Residents in East Feliciana and West Feliciana parishes who were affected by Hurricane Isaac have seven days, beginning Thursday, to apply for disaster food benefits. State officials say they're opening sites at the East Feliciana Early Learning Center in Clinton and the Independence Community Center in... more »
  • New tax allows teachers to resume receiving raises

    September 12, 2012 7:41 AM

    ST. FRANCISVILLE - A half-cent sales tax voters approved in April will allow West Feliciana Parish school employees this year to regain their annual step raises for the first time in two years. Although the general fund budget for 2012-13 the school board does not include a cost-of-living raise,... more »
  • Historic St. Francisville building up in smoke check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    May 24, 2012 6:11 PM

    BATON ROUGE - The Blue Room Saloon and adjoining gift shop managed to save just a few historic murals from the 1920s, after a Thursday morning blaze gutted nearly the whole building. St. Francisville Fire Chief Tom Robinson estimates the damage at more than 1,000,000 dollars. The owner of... more »
  • Lawyers: Evidence withheld in Angola 5 trial

    April 9, 2012 8:52 AM

    ST. FRANCISVILLE - Attorneys appealing the conviction and death sentence of Angola 5 defendant David Brown are seeking a new trial, saying prosecutors withheld evidence. The Advocate reports the judge overseeing the Angola 5 cases postponed the trial of the next defendant last week until Sept. 24 without disclosing the... more »
  • W. Feliciana library funds on March ballot

    January 30, 2012 8:00 AM

    ST. FRANCISVILLE - The West Feliciana Parish Library's board will ask voters in March to approve funding for a new library on property donated four years ago. The March 24 propositions include a $3.5 million construction bond issue that bond attorney Alan Offner estimated will require levying about 1.15... more »
  • Entergy reports radioactive leak at nuclear plant

    December 22, 2011 8:59 AM

    ST. FRANCISVILLE, La. - Officials at Entergy Corp.'s nuclear power plant near Baton Rouge say they have notified the Nuclear Regulatory Commission about a leak of radioactive hydrogen. The Advocate reports that an elevated level of tritium was found Wednesday in a groundwater monitoring well at the Entergy River... more »
  • Fire destroys popular St. Francisville restaurant

    November 23, 2011 2:48 PM

    A massive fire has destroyed a popular restaurant in West Feliciana Parish. The Elm Park Restaurant in St. Francisville, which was known for southern and cajun style food, burned to the ground overnight Wednesday. Firefighters worked for two hours to put out the fire. The restaurant, which... more »
  • Highway 61 widening project complete

    September 19, 2011 5:42 PM

    ST. FRANCISVILLE- Governor Bobby Jindal helped officially open Highway 61 after major improvements through St. Francisville. Nearly five miles of highway between Thompson Creek and Bains have been widened. That means drivers now have four lanes of traffic from Baton Rouge into Mississippi. Some business owners say they... more »
  • Inmate formally sentenced in guard's death

    May 24, 2011 6:31 AM

    ST. FRANCISVILLE- A state district judge has formally sentenced Jeffrey Cameron Clark to die for murdering a prison security officer. A jury chosen in St. Tammany Parish last week convicted Clark of first-degree murder and sentenced him to death in the Dec. 28, 1999, beating and stabbing death of Louisiana... more »
  • West Feliciana board closes elementary school

    May 18, 2011 7:02 AM

    ST. FRANCISVILLE- The West Feliciana School Board has approved a second round of budget cuts that included closing Tunica Elementary School near Angola and sending its students to Bains Elementary and Bains Lower Elementary schools. The board approved the closure Tuesday on a 4-2 vote for a savings of $590,303... more »
  • Jury votes death penalty in Clark trial

    May 17, 2011 3:18 AM

    ST. FRANCISVILLE- The jury in the Jeffrey Cameron Clark murder trial has decided that he should be put to death for killing a Louisiana State Penitentiary security officer more than 11 years ago. The Advocate reports that the seven men and five women, who were chosen in St. Tammany Parish... more »
  • West Feliciana prepares for floods

    May 7, 2011 6:46 PM

    ST. FRANCISVILLE- The US Army Corps of Engineers anticipates opening the Morganza flood structure sometime next week, until then folks in West Feliciana Parish continue to make preps to shore up their property before it is inundated with water. "Our camp is in jeopardy of going under water so... more »
  • River levels force bridge opening

    May 4, 2011 6:07 PM

    ST. FRANCISVILLE- The John James Audubon Bridge will be open to traffic beginning at 10 a.m. Thursday morning. It's a move prompted by Governor Jindal to provide a reliable crossing between St. Francisville and New Roads as river levels rise. The opening of the bridge also marks the closure of... more »
  • Warden: No Shawshank Redemptions for West Feliciana

    February 9, 2011 5:49 PM

    ST. FRANCISVILLE - Inmates at the West Feliciana Jail will have to do a lot more than getting past security guards or scaling razor-wire fences if they want to break free. They will now have to make it past 24-hour infrared cameras that will monitor both the inside and outside... more »
  • Escaped W. Feliciana inmate will cost taxpayers

    January 10, 2011 5:48 PM

    ST. FRANCISVILLE-- Deputies worked more than a hundred overtime hours last week checking cars leaving St. Francisville as they searched for escaped inmate David St. Germain, according to deputies with the Sheriff's Office. It's not the only way his escape will cost taxpayers. Warden Randy Holden is looking into... more »
  • Inmate from W. Feliciana still on the run

    January 10, 2011 3:00 PM

    WEST FELICIANA - U.S. Marshals on the hunt for David St. Germain, an inmate that escaped from the West Feliciana Parish jail last week, may be in Slidell where he has family ties. Marshals tracked St. Germain there last week but lost him in the woods near Slidell. There's... more »
  • Inmate still on loose from W. Feliciana Jail

    January 4, 2011 8:39 AM

    ST. FRANCISVILLE - Authorities continue to search for the man who escaped from the West Feliciana Parish jail. Sheriff J. Austin Daniel said that 45-year-old David St. Germain, a trusty, pulled the chain-link wire mesh of an exercise yard fence apart Sunday night, allowing him to reach an animal control... more »
  • Escaped inmate still at large in W. Feliciana Parish

    January 3, 2011 12:39 PM

    ST. FRANCISVILLE - Authorities are warning people in West Feliciana Parish to be on their guard as they continue their search for an escaped inmate. 45-year-old David St. Germain was noticed missing from the parish jail around 5:30 p.m. Sunday. Investigators believe he cut or ripped open a hole... more »

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