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  • Five arrested after Tunica Trace double murder Play Video

    May 21, 2016 8:40 AM

    ANGOLA - Deputies in West Feliciana Parish say five people have been arrested in connection with a double murder on Tunica Trace Saturday morning. Saturday night, deputies arrested 23-year-old Kylie Jackson, 21-year-old Raven Majoria, and 26-year-old Lindsey Dooley. Sunday morning, Lafayette Police Department arrested two men, 22-year-old Paul Bourque... more »
  • West Feliciana braces for flooding Play Video

    December 31, 2015 5:04 PM

    ST. FRANCISVILLE - People in West Feliciana Parish are watching close and gearing up as Mississippi River flood waters continue to flow south. For the past week Missouri has dealt with heavy flooding. In West Feliciana you can see the river rising, and even some tourists have stopped by to... more »
  • Inmates celebrate the holidays with their kids Play Video

    December 15, 2015 12:05 PM

    ST. FRANCISVILLE - People behind bars in West Feliciana Parish received some early Christmas cheer Tuesday. Montreal Floyd is a father of six, but on Tuesday he got to see two of his children. This will be the first Christmas without his kids. "When you're use to being around them,... more »
  • Car pulled from creek in West Feliciana

    October 26, 2015 1:15 PM

    ST. FRANCISVILLE - Several law enforcement agencies pulled a car out of a creek in West Feliciana Parish Monday. Using a crane, State Police pulled the car out of the creek while West Feliciana Fire crews worked in the water to secure it. A spokesperson for the West... more »
  • Nearly 4,000 homes in the dark after storms

    October 25, 2015 7:52 PM

    BATON ROUGE - As of Monday morning nearly 4,000 homes people were in the dark around southern Louisiana due to bad storms. Entergy said more than 1,800 homes lost power in East Baton Rouge Parish as of Monday morning, with most of those outages along Perkins Road between Bluebonnet... more »
  • NAACP leader in West Feliciana Parish wants deputy fired 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 »
  • Deputy accused of threats, slurs surrenders to warrant

    October 14, 2015 12:59 PM

    ST. FRANCISVILLE - West Feliciana Sheriff's Deputy Shane Lofton turned himself into jail today on a simple assault charge. The deputy was recently accused of using racial slurs against African Americans during a traffic stop last week. The simple assault charge stems from an unrelated altercation Lofton had... more »
  • Cool Schools: Bains Elementary '7 Habits' Play Video

    September 9, 2015 11:42 AM

    BATON ROUGE- Students and teachers at Bains Elementary in West Feliciana routinely practice the "seven habits of highly effective people." Here are the seven habits: 1. Be proactive 2. Begin with the end in mind 3. Put first things first 4. Think win-win 5. Seek first to understand, then... more »
  • Zachary man accused of attempted murders in W. Feliciana

    August 6, 2015 4:46 PM

    ST. FRANCISVILLE - Sheriff's deputies in West Feliciana Parish announced the arrest Thursday of a Zachary man for a shooting this past weekend. Deputies accused 22-year-old Lionel Haile of four counts of attempted second degree murder for the shooting on August 2. The West Feliciana Parish Sheriff's Office... more »
  • Sports 2-A-Days: West Feliciana Saints Play Video

    August 6, 2015 12:40 AM

    St. Francisville - West Feliciana had a banner season last year, one that will be tough to top with the loss of a few stars, including LSU wide receiver Jazz Ferguson. The Saints went 11-3 and made the Class 3A state semifinals, and while they are younger this season,... more »
  • Flood waters cover parts of West Feleciana Parish 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 »
  • Storm snaps trees, knocks out power in West Feliciana 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 »
  • Cool Schools: West Feliciana High School Senior Spotlight Play Video

    April 7, 2015 7:57 AM

    ST. FRANCISVILLE- The Duke Blue Devils are national champions, and soon one senior at West Feliciana High School will call the school "home". Ngozi Nwabueze moved to West Feliciana when she was two years old. Her father is from Nigeria and her mom's from Trinidad. Nwabueze was named... more »
  • Feliciana Parishes keeping eyes on wet weather Play Video

    March 3, 2015 5:28 PM

    ST. FRANCISVILLE - East and West Feliciana Parishes are rebounding from high water after several inches of rain in a short time Monday. "Yesterday that stream was so high and so swirling that you could go white water rafting, I mean right down the hill," said resident Donna MacKinnon.... more »
  • Signing day recap Play Video

    February 4, 2015 8:57 PM

    BATON ROUGE - From West Feliciana to Plaquemine, Denham Springs to U High and everywhere in between, local high school players from all over the area signed to play college football on National Signing Day, while LSU and Southern welcomed their incoming classes for 2015. The Tigers have a... more »
  • Road opens after truck spills heavy load

    January 25, 2015 1:51 PM

    SLAUGHTER - A road is now open after it took several hours to clean up a heavy load an 18-wheeler spilled in East Feliciana Parish. It happened around 11:00 p.m. last night on LA 957 north of LA 412 in Slaughter. Officials say the truck took a turn... more »
  • WFSO taking donations for Christmas drive

    November 13, 2014 11:16 AM

    ST. FRANCISVILLE - The West Feliciana Parish Sheriff's Office asked for donations of both toys and money ahead of their annual Kid's Christmas event next month. Sheriff J. Austin Daniel said the 15th annual Kid's Christmas will be held on Dec. 13 at the West Feliciana Middle School gym.... more »
  • U-High defeats West Feliciana, wins District 7-3A

    October 31, 2014 11:28 PM

    ST. FRANCISVILLE - U-High wasting no time showing who's boss in District 7-3A. The first play of the game against West Feliciana, running back Nick Brossette threw a 45 yard bomb to Tre Jackson for 7. The rest was history. The Cubs defeating the Saints 48-20 to take... more »
  • Cool Schools: West Feliciana High School Play Video

    October 28, 2014 7:03 AM

    ST. FRANCISVILLE - This week's Cool School is West Feliciana High School. They've teamed-up with LSU to tryout a teacher residency that allows future teachers to hone their skills in their own classroom. Kylie Dixon learned more about the program this week in her Cool Schools report. more »
  • Deputies honored for Hollywood-style river rescue

    October 16, 2014 11:02 PM

    BATON ROUGE- Four deputies from three different departments were honored by the East Baton Rouge Parish sheriff Thursday. East Baton Rouge Parish Sheriff's Deputy John Buie and Livingston Parish Sheriff's Office Sergeant Carl Childers were given the Medal of Valor award. Two deputies from the West Feliciana Parish Sheriff's... more »
  • Tree trimmer dies in freak accident

    September 24, 2014 8:51 PM

    ST FRANCISVILLE - A tree trimmer died Wednesday after his rig collapsed while he was pruning trees. The West Feliciana Parish Sheriff's Office said Calvin Lofton, 44, was killed in the accident on Joe Daniel Road near Highway 10 around 3 p.m. Lofton was in the bucket of... more »
  • Emergency bridge repairs ordered in W. Feliciana Play Video

    September 12, 2014 6:36 PM

    ST. FRANCISVILLE - Emergency repairs were made just in time to a bridge in West Feliciana, after state inspectors found rotting support timbers. The bridge just north of Saint Francisville on Island road was in danger of collapse. Crews were given just 24 hours to repair the damage. ... more »
  • Sheriff: Angola officer accused of inappropriate behavior with an inmate killed in freak accident

    August 30, 2014 4:12 PM

    ST. FRANCISVILLE - A West Feliciana man was killed when a tree fell on his truck Saturday just before noon. Deputies say a pecan tree fell onto the vehicle of Danny Daniel, 64, in St. Francisville. Daniel and another man were driving away in the truck when the tree... 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 »
  • West Feliciana schools moving on without property tax Play Video

    May 5, 2014 4:49 PM

    ST. FRANCISVILLE - West Feliciana Parish missed out on millions of dollars to improve its schools after voters in the parish shot down a new property tax. However, West Feliciana Schools Superintendent Hollis Milton says the top-ten ranked district will continue to do more with less. "Our hope... more »
  • Feral hogs wreaking havoc across Louisiana Play Video

    March 7, 2014 4:13 PM

    ST. FRANCISVILLE - People in West Feliciana Parish are trying their best to knock down the feral hog population. Feral hogs cause destruction to land around Louisiana giving farmers and hunters headaches. The hogs cause millions of dollars of damage across the Southeastern United States, according to the LSU... more »
  • Insurance rates spike due to lack of fire service 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 »
  • Local High School Signings Roundup Play Video

    February 5, 2014 10:35 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Here's a roundup of signees from 4 parishes and 15 high schools around Baton Rouge on signing day: At Central High, the Wildcats follwed up a state quarterfinal birth with a handful of seniors moving on to the college ranks: Donald Lewis junior is heading... more »
  • Snow and sleet pounds West Feliciana Parish

    January 28, 2014 5:27 PM

    ST. FRANCISVILLE- A rare sight was visible on South Louisiana roads Tuesday. State workers used snow plows to clear thick ice off of roads in West Feliciana Parish. For law enforcement, there were headaches trying to ensure the roads were safe. Lukily, most listened to the warnings to stay... more »
  • West Feliciana Parish battles icy roads Play Video

    January 24, 2014 5:49 PM

    ST. FRANCISVILLE - Icy roads gave motorists trouble Friday in East and West Feliciana Parishes. Tommy Boyett with West Feliciana Parish Homeland Security said deputies responded to around a dozen car crashes due to icy roads. Parish workers spread sand and salt over bridges in the parish to fight... more »
  • Deputy, pastor drowns while fishing

    January 17, 2014 3:28 PM

    ST. FRANCISVILLE - Sheriff's deputies said a man who served as a local pastor and part-time deputy with the West Feliciana Parish Sheriff's Office drowned while fishing Friday afternoon. Lt. Col. Archer Lee said that search crews found the body of Earnis James in a lake near the Rosemound... more »
  • Official: Student brought firearm on campus

    October 31, 2013 9:43 AM

    ST. FRANCISVILLE - School leaders in West Feliciana Parish say a student in their district will face disciplinary action for allegedly bringing a weapon on school grounds. According to Superintendent Hollis Milton, someone alerted staff members Wednesday that a student had an unloaded firearm while participating in an extracurricular... more »
  • Runoff for new parish president

    October 19, 2013 9:13 PM

    WEST FELICIANA - Citizens of West Feliciana voted on a parish president for the first time. Four candidates were vying for the spot, but voters pushed Kevin Couhig and Tom McVea into a runoff. The police jury is being dissolved and the parish government will become a president-council... more »
  • Two Angola inmates have escaped, police in hot pursuit

    September 22, 2013 10:53 AM

    BATON ROUGE - Two inmates are on the run after escaping from Angola State Prison. State police and the West Feliciana Sheriff's Office are currently in hot pursuit. According to the a prison official, the police have them surrounded. Both of the inmates are serving life sentences, one... more »
  • First-ever candidates ready for change Play Video

    September 12, 2013 10:35 PM

    ST. FRANCISVILLE- A group of people wanting to be the parish's first parish president met with voters Thursday night. Recently, voters approved a change in the way the parish is governed, and they'll elect a new leader to lead the change in October. Candidates spoke about change and... more »
  • LSP identifies driver killed in W. Feliciana crash

    September 3, 2013 2:55 PM

    WAKEFIELD - State Police identified the teen driver killed over the weekend in a car crash in West Feliciana Parish. The crash happened Saturday just before 9:45 p.m. on LA Hwy 421 just east of US Hwy 61. State Police say Colton Crum, 18, from St. Francisville was... more »
  • West Feliciana schools changing grading period

    August 21, 2013 11:34 AM

    ST. FRANCISVILLE - West Feliciana Parish Superintendent Hollis G. Milton told the school board that all the schools in the district will change from a six-week grading period to a nine-week grading system. Milton said this was in keeping with the state's more rigorous Common Core Standards in reading and... more »
  • Sports 2-a-days Preview: West Feliciana Saints Play Video

    July 24, 2013 7:37 PM

    West Feliciana is looking to get over the hump of a first-round exit in 2012. The Saints will rely upon defensive end Jay Ferguson while they break in two new quarterbacks in their option-spread attack. West Fel will bring back nine defenders, which should be the strength for the... 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 »
  • Dozens of stolen iPads missing, five teens arrested Play Video

    July 23, 2013 6:31 PM

    ST. FRANCISVILLE - Nearly a month after 80 iPads and a laptop were stolen from West Feliciana High School, investigators said five arrested suspects are cooperating. Deputies arrested twin brothers Robert and Roderick Washington, 17, of St. Francisville along with three juveniles, ages 14, 15, and 16 on burglary... 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 »
  • People upset new form of government not set yet

    June 27, 2013 10:56 PM

    ST. FRANCISVILLE- Citizens of West Feliciana are taking some of the people they elect to court. They claim police jurors have sabotaged their push to move the parish from a police jury style government to one that more closely represents Livingston and Ascension, a parish council-president form of government.... more »
  • West Feliciana joining schools coop

    June 1, 2013 10:43 AM

    ST. FRANCISVILLE, La. - The West Feliciana Parish School Board will join a cooperative of school districts that hope to save money through bulk purchases of computers and software and by devising online courses. The Advocate reports the district will pay $1,500 to join the District Cooperative of Louisiana. The... more »
  • Ex-West Feliciana juror gets fine, probation

    May 13, 2013 2:13 PM

    ST. FRANCISVILLE- A former West Feliciana Parish police juror has been fined and placed on probation for five years on theft counts related to the diversion of church money to his own use. State District Judge William G. Carmichael sentenced 55-year-old John Cobb to three concurrent five-year prison terms, but... more »
  • West Feliciana sewer system nears completion

    April 19, 2013 10:08 AM

    ST. FRANCISVILLE - A $3.8 million project to provide sewer service to a rural area of West Feliciana Parish is nearing completion after a struggle of more than 10 years. Contractors and parish employees tested the sewage treatment portion of the project on Thursday. The new system will serve... more »
  • District faced with teacher layoffs Play Video

    April 17, 2013 5:48 PM

    ST. FRANCISVILLE- A number of West Feliciana Parish School System employees were told this week that they were being laid off. At least 14 employees, mostly teachers, received layoff notices effective at the end of the school year. Next year the district is facing a $1.5 million deficit.... more »
  • Teachers among those being laid off at area school system

    April 16, 2013 10:19 PM

    ST. FRANCISVILLE- A number of West Feliciana Parish School System employees were told Tuesday, they were being laid off. Eighteen workers, mostly teachers, were told their terminations were due to a lack of money and a drop in enrollment. In March, Superintendent Hollis Milton sent a reduction in... more »
  • Bonnie and Clyde get shot in Louisiana... again 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 »
  • West Feliciana school board freezes teacher pay

    March 20, 2013 8:06 AM

    ST. FRANCISVILLE - A $1.5 million budget shortfall has forced the West Feliciana Parish School Board to freeze teacher salaries, cut administrative pay and propose a retirement incentive program. The board's secretary and finance manager, Ruthie Davis, told the board Tuesday night that retirement funding costs have skyrocketed in the... 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 »
  • Woman held in smuggling attempt at Angola

    February 19, 2013 7:30 AM

    ANGOLA - A 41-year-old New Orleans woman remains in the West Feliciana Parish after her arrest on drug counts at Louisiana State Penitentiary. Maj. Archer Lee says Sharon T. Richards was booked on five felony counts Monday after she attempted to enter the Angola prison with quantities of heroin, marijuana,... more »
  • Drainage improvements in place in West Feliciana 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 »

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