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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
October 11, 2012 4:45 PM
BATON ROUGE- The Joint Task Force 7 held a counterterrorism drill on the Mississippi River to test their inter-agency skills, while neutralizing a simulated terrorist threat.
The drill had sheriff's deputies from seven different agencies working together to find a mock bomb strapped to a pillar on the Mississippi... more »
September 20, 2012 1:06 PM
CLINTON - Sites opened today for people in East and West Feliciana parishes who were affected by Hurricane Isaac to apply for or receive disaster food aid.
The sites will be open for the next seven days, and will help people get Disaster Supplemental Nutrition Assistance, formerly disaster food... more »
September 18, 2012 9:29 PM
BATON ROUGE- East and West Feliciana Parishes are approved for Disaster Food Stamps.
Sites open Thursday for those residents.
Locations will be open from 8 a.m. Until 6 p.m.
East Feliciana - East Feliciana Early Learning Center, 914 Plank Rd., Clinton
West Feliciana -... more »
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 »
September 6, 2012 5:07 PM
SAINT FRANCISVILLE - A West Feliciana man is recovering after he was pinned by a tree while working on land near Cat Island.
West Feliciana Parish Sheriff Austin Daniel said the tree pinned George Woodside on his tractor, and he couldn't reach to turn the machine off. He could... more »
June 21, 2012 5:49 PM
SAINT FRANCISVILLE - West Feliciana is growing, and so is their fire department. Now department leaders say they need more people to keep up with maintenance for their growing fleet.
The department currently has two dozen vehicles in its fleet, and organizers want a full-time maintenance technician to keep... more »
June 21, 2012 10:16 AM
BATON ROUGE- The West Feliciana Parish Fire Department is growing, along with the number of people living in the parish.
Fire Chief James Wood says a full time technician is needed to keep up with 12 engine companies, 10 tankers, 2 rescue trucks and various other equipment. He says... more »
January 4, 2012 5:58 PM
ST. FRANCISVILLE-- These days, it's tough for deputies like Cpl. Sarah Lemar to figure out where they're going in the back roads of West Feliciana Parish. That's because 60 street signs were ripped off their poles over New Year's weekend. Lemar and other deputies who know the parish well have... more »
December 26, 2011 4:43 PM
SAINT FRANCISVILLE - West Feliciana Parish has reason to be concerened with flooding tonight.
Residents tells News 2 water levels on several different waterways have been higher than normal.
They say a constant rain overnight made conditions much worse.
Areas on or near Angola Road are already... more »
November 18, 2011 11:58 AM
BATON ROUGE, La. - Local government agencies, school districts and nonprofit organizations seeking FEMA disaster aid to help cover emergency work and damage repair from Tropical Storm Lee have one more week to submit their requests.
FEMA said Friday that the deadline to apply is Nov. 27.
Public... more »
November 10, 2011 5:16 PM
ST. FRANCISVILLE - The chase started around 2:30 Thursday morning after guards at West Feliciana Parish's Work Release discovered two inmates missing. Then, the number grew to three.
Angola's chase team followed the trail while deputies with the West Feliciana Parish Sheriff's Office and St. Francisville Police Department inspected... more »
October 6, 2011 3:08 PM
A corrections Officer at the West Feliciana Parish Detention Center is in trouble with the law himself this afternoon.
Deputies arrested Glenn Ford Jr. for allegedly bringing contraband into the detention center.
He was booked with one count of malfeasance in office, and was released on a $50,000... more »
September 26, 2011 3:24 PM
ST. FRANCISVILLE - Authorities in West Feliciana Parish are searching for a man accused of stealing copper from a local business.
They are searching off La. 965 west near Hemingbough and the River Bend nuclear power plant.
West Feliciana Parish Sheriff J. Austin Daniel said deputies and officials... more »
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 »
March 4, 2011 11:15 AM
ANGOLA - A security officer at the Louisiana State Penitentiary has been accused of trying to bring marijuana and alcohol into the prison.
West Felciana Parish sheriff's Maj. Archer Lee says 21-year-old Darius Montgomery, of Woodville, Miss., was arrested after contraband was found late Wednesday.
Lee described the... more »
February 11, 2011 2:46 PM
ST. FRANCISVILLE, La. (AP) - A state district judge rejected arguments Thursday on behalf of a West Feliciana Parish police juror asserting that the state lacks authority to investigate atax-exempt church's finances.
Attorneys for Juror John Cobb, 52, asked 20th Judicial District Judge William G. Carmichael to throw out... more »
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 »
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 »
January 6, 2011 12:02 PM
SLIDELL – Authorities are searching the Slidell area for an escaped inmate from West Feliciana Parish after he was spotted this morning. Sheriff Jack Strain said they received a tip that David St. Germain was seen early Thursday morning by a woman he had been acquainted with for several years.... more »
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 »
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 »
December 29, 2010 11:19 AM
The longest cable-stayed bridge in the Western Hemisphere is officially connected, though not ready for commuters yet.
The John James Audobon Bridge connects Pointe Coupee and West Feliciana parishes, stretching 1/3 a mile over the Mississippi River.
Construction crews tell News-2 the bridge is about 92% complete but... more »
December 1, 2010 12:27 PM
WEST FELICIANA- Combustible materials stored too close to a wood-burning stove caused a house to catch on fire Tuesday night. It took West Feliciana Fire Fighters twenty-minutes to get the blaze under control. Luckily, the homeowner was able to escape. Because the house was built entirely out of wood it... more »
October 8, 2010 11:23 PM
After trailing 20-7 at the end of the first half, the Redemptorist Wolfpack stormed back in the second half with 21 unanswered points to take down West Feliciana.
The Wolves trailed 6-0 to start the game when Deshawn Morrison took a QB option keeper for a touchdown in the... more »
July 19, 2010 5:44 PM
The costs to try the Angola 5 continue to rise. The trial for the first inmate, Jeffrey Cameron Clark, ended with a mistrial after a mistake by prosecutors during opening arguments. The group of inmates is accused of killing Captain David Knapps during an escape attempt in December of 1999.... more »
July 6, 2010 6:16 PM
A new superintendent took the reins in the West Feliciana Parish School District last week. Hollis Milton is working on improvements for the upcoming school year.
Milton worked in the East Baton Rouge Parish school system for four years as a principal. He was chosen in April to take... more »
June 11, 2010 10:08 PM
West Feliciana residents wonder why the stabbing death of an 8-year-old boy happened and if there were warning signs that could have prevented it. A Baton Rouge child psychologist said children and teens are more likely to act on impulse instead of planning when it comes to committing crimes. “When... more »
June 11, 2010 10:11 AM
The 16-year-old accused of stabbing and killing Jackson Attuso, 8, will be tried as an adult. Trevor Reese will be held in a jail in West Feliciana Parish until his bond hearing on June 16.
Friday, authorities took DNA samples from Reese and will see if it matches hair... more »
June 10, 2010 2:50 PM
Authorities in West Feliciana Parish are investigating a stabbing, that has claimed the life of an 8 year-old. It happened early Thursday afternoon in the community known as the Bluffs, that's near St. Francisville. News 2 has a crew on the way, and we will bring you more on this... more »
February 18, 2010 6:19 AM
A chase team from the Louisiana State Penitentiary found a man who fled from a police officer in Zachary Tuesday night. Robert Axton was found hiding in a hollow log in the woods. A Zachary police officer tried to stop a truck for an equipment violation. After a brief chase,... more »
January 25, 2010 3:50 PM
A listening device found in the West Feliciana Parish Police Jury Complex is the center of an investigation by Louisiana State Police.
Parish Manager Ambrose Sims claims the device was planted in his office.
Robert Reinhardt, IT Director for West Feliciana Parish, said he found the FM transmitter... more »
January 22, 2010 4:55 PM
A paper mill plant in West Feliciana Parish filed for bankruptcy protection to avoid paying a former contractor millions of dollars.
Renew Paper Mill, operated by West Feliciana Acquisition LLC, claims a former contractor is overcharging it for work done to renovate the mill site.
The plant closed... more »
December 28, 2009 10:11 AM
23-year-old Eric Martin turned himself in to East Feliciana Parish Deputies this morning. He is accused of shooting and killing 21-year-old Terrance Brooks outside Gerri's Blues Club in St. Francisville after a fight over the weekend. He will be booked into the West Feliciana Parish Jail and charged with murder. more »
November 18, 2009 4:15 PM
The number two school district in the state is facing financial woes.
The West Feliciana School System is facing a $1.2 million budget deficit. Administrators are trying to find a way to raise money to make up for a lack of tax revenue and increase in expenditures.
The... more »
November 18, 2009 10:14 AM
The number two school district in the state is feeling a pinch on its budget.
West Feliciana school leaders say they need to find a way to raise more money to make up for increased expenditures. The goal is to maintain the best education for its students.
The... more »
October 14, 2009 5:34 PM
When voters head to the polls Saturday, West Feliciana Parish Sheriff officials hope they will support a property tax renewal.
Voters are being asked to renew a 5.77 mills property tax that has been on the books since 1986.
Sheriff Austin Daniel said voters have never rejected the... more »