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  • Area utility worker rescued after being shocked, stranded at top of pole

    August 11, 2017 10:29 AM

    ANGOLA – A utility worker was shocked by an electric volt while working at the top of a utility pole Friday morning, authorities released in a Facebook post. The West Feliciana Parish Fire District 1 reported the worker was shocked around 5:45 and was stranded at the top of... more »
  • Two found after going missing in swamps of West Feliciana Play Video

    June 5, 2017 10:21 AM

    ST. FRANCISVILLE - Two men were found after being stranded overnight in the swamps along the Mississippi River in West Feliciana. The Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries says it was notified around 11:30 p.m. on Sunday about the missing boaters. "When I found out they were missing... more »
  • West Feliciana crews rescue man after log truck overturns

    May 30, 2017 5:42 PM

    WILKINSON COUNTY – Firefighters of the West Felciana Fire District No. 1 rescued a man trapped in an overturned log truck over the weekend. The incident occurred on May 27 in Wilkinson County, Mississippi and took crews, using two heavy tow trucks, three hours to remove the man from... more »
  • Full list of school closures ahead of winter weather

    January 5, 2017 5:37 PM

    WEST FELICIANA PARISH – Public schools in St. Helena and East and West Feliciana parishes will dismiss students early Friday due to the upcoming cold weather. School officials in St. Helena Parish say schools will close at 2 p.m. to avoid the cold weather threat and ensure students'... more »
  • DEMCO: Felicianas will have power restored Wednesday night Play Video

    January 4, 2017 8:33 PM

    ST. FRANCISVILLE- Work crews lined both sides of State Highway 66 near Bayou Sara Wednesday evening repairing broken power lines strung through dense forests. It's the third day of repairs from Monday's windstorm that at one point left tens of thousands in the dark. "The lines that we serve... more »
  • 1,300 West Feliciana residents still without power following Monday's storms

    January 4, 2017 1:49 PM

    WEST FELICIANA – Residents in West Feliciana Parish are still without power on Wednesday following Monday's severe weather. The Demco outage map shows more than 1,300 customers are still without power as of noon Wednesday. Demco told WBRZ that the damage to the area caused from the storms was... more »
  • Five West Feliciana inmates get baptized at detention center

    December 19, 2016 11:02 AM

    WEST FELICIANA – Five inmates of the West Feliciana Parish Detention Center were baptized last week. Detention Center Chaplain Pastor Dennis Lawrence, who has been preaching at the detention center every week for the past six years, performed the baptisms. Inmates, Jeremiah Elliot, Haneif Smith, William Roach, Jr.... more »
  • Burn advisory issued for part of West Feliciana Parish

    October 27, 2016 10:45 AM

    WEST FELICIANA – A burn advisory has been issued for the Fire Protection District No. 1 of West Feliciana Parish. The advisory is in effect from noon, Oct. 27, until further notice. Weather conditions in West Feliciana Parish are contributing to an increased fire risk. Anyone planning to burn... more »
  • West Feliciana's controversial advertisement Play Video

    September 7, 2016 7:59 PM

    ST. FRANCISVILLE - A row of signs line the entrance way at the West Feliciana Sports Park encouraging visitors to relocate in the parish. One sign appears to take a jab at Baton Rouge: 'Leave the crime and tuition behind.' Parish President Kevin Couhig said the signs illustrate positive... more »
  • Deputies find drug lab after fire in West Feliciana

    June 11, 2016 7:26 PM

    WAKEFIELD – Deputies in West Feliciana Parish say they found what appears to be a drug lab after a fire at a trailer park Saturday morning. Deputies responded to the Sinclair Trailer Park in Wakefield around 8 a.m. Saturday. At the scene, deputies discovered “what appeared to be a... more »
  • Five indicted 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 and formally indicted in connection with a double murder on Tunica Trace Saturday, May 21. 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... 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 »
  • 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 »

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