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  • Serious injury in crash; Alcohol and drugs suspected

    March 9, 2014 4:04 PM

    ST. FRANCISVILLE - State Police say alcohol and drugs are suspected to be a factor in a two car crash on Saturday night. Police say the two cars collided at approximately 10:45 pm on La. 969 north of La. 66 near Angola State Penitentiary in West Feliciana Parish. ... more »
  • Investigators warn of fraud after ID theft arrest

    February 10, 2014 5:10 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Authorities urged people to check their credit card statements after State Police and West Feliciana Parish Sheriff's deputies arrested a woman on suspicion of ID theft. State Police said Monday that investigators believe Chanel Gray, 30, of Jackson stole mail out of people's mailboxes in West... 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 »
  • 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 »
  • 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 »
  • Police jury sets election for parish president post Play Video

    July 8, 2013 9:14 PM

    ST. FRANCISVILLE- Members of the police jury in West Feliciana approved an election for October that will elect a parish president. It is the first move dealing with home rule charter since the change in government was approved by voters last year. "The home rule charter was approved... more »
  • West Feliciana toddler severely beaten Play Video

    May 24, 2013 5:24 PM

    ST. FRANCISVILLE - In West Feliciana Parish authorities locked up a mother and her boyfriend after accusing them of beating her 2-year-old child. Deputies charged Dana Vessel, 31, and Brandon Cobb, 26, with second degree cruelty to a juvenile. They also charged Cobb with domestic abuse battery. Investigators... 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 »
  • Disaster food aid sites open in Felicianas

    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 »
  • Teachers return to West Feliciana classrooms thanks to new tax Play Video

    August 10, 2012 5:18 PM

    ST FRANCISVILLE - In West Feliciana Parish, students are returning, and thanks to a new tax many students are too. A half-cent sales-tax went into effect months ago. And administrators say it's already saved dozens of teachers jobs, and helped lift a salary freeze. Baines Elementary School Principle... more »
  • Search continues for missing St. Francisville man

    February 20, 2012 11:55 AM

    ST. FRANCISVILLE- Deputies continue to search for a man who was reported missing in January. West Feliciana Parish Sheriff Austin Daniel says there is nothing new concerning the search for Shaun Thornhill. However, he says he and other deputies will be going to Adams County, Mississippi on Wednesday... more »
  • Neighbors angry over noise problems Play Video

    February 16, 2012 6:45 PM

    ST. FRANCISVILLE-- It's his livelihood, and his parents' land. Morgan Moss thinks he should be allowed by the parish to ride his dirt bikes on the track in his backyard. But his neighbors say those dirt bikes are too loud, and they want some peace and quiet. "It's asinine... more »
  • Stolen road signs in West Feliciana endanger public's safety

    January 3, 2012 5:19 PM

    ST. FRANCISVILLE - West Feliciana Parish Sheriff J. Austin Daniel says there has been about 60 road signs stolen in the parish in the past two to three days. The sheriff is worried about the stolen signs because they rely on them for emergency response. He says each... more »
  • Coffins washed up by high waters in W. Feliciana Play Video

    December 27, 2011 11:38 AM

    ST. FRANCISVILLE - Rising water in West Feliciana Parish washed up a number of coffins at the Magnolia Cemetery in St. Francisville. Inmates from the West Feliciana Parish Jail were out at the cemetery cleaning up the damage and moving the remains back to their original resting places this... more »
  • Authorities searching for accused copper thief

    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 »
  • West Feliciana Parish prepares for flooding

    May 4, 2011 5:16 PM

    WEST FELICIANA PARISH- Preparations are being made in West Feliciana Parish for the swollen Mississippi River to flood homes and businesses. Parish leaders are also getting ready to launch a major evacuation at the State Penitentiary at Angola. "In my term as Sheriff, I don't ever remember them... more »
  • Man dies in construction accident

    April 28, 2011 9:12 PM

    WEST FELICIANA PARISH- A man from Mississippi is dead after a machine he was driving ran over him on LA 66 in West Feliciana Parish. Deputies say 38-year-old Christopher Montgomery was an employee of Austin Bridge Company and working on a new bridge when the machine he was operating... more »
  • UPDATE: West Feliciana Parish leader fired

    April 12, 2011 2:29 PM

    UPDATE 5:28 p.m. - Police Jurors in West Feliciana Parish have voted to fire Parish Manager Ambrose Sims without cause. Chris Nakamoto will have the latest details on News 2 at 6 p.m. Original story - WEST FELICIANA PARISH- Several Police Jurors and people in St. Francisville want... more »
  • West Feliciana escapee still on run

    January 3, 2011 4:56 PM

    ST. FRANCISVILLE - Louisiana State Police are bringing in their helicopters to help search for a trustee who from the exercise yard of the West Feliciana Parish Jail Sunday afternoon. David St. Germain, 45, tore part of a fence, then cut or pulled back razor wire from the exercise... 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 »
  • Inmate escapes from West Feliciana Parish Jail

    January 2, 2011 8:40 PM

    ST. FRANCISVILLE- The Angola Chase Team, West Feliciana Parish Sheriff's Deputies and St. Francisville Police Department are searching for an inmate who escaped from jail this evening. It happened between 4:30 and 5:30pm this evening. Jail workers realized 45 year old David St. Germain was missing during a head... more »
  • ATV bandit on loose, one captured, deputies say

    December 21, 2010 6:35 PM

    WEST FELICIANA - Keep your ATV close and keep the keys closer; deputies in West Feliciana Parish say there is a four-wheeler bandit on the loose. Investigators arrested Ernest Butler, 23, for stealing 11 ATVs since September. An undercover officer made a deal for several ATVs, then tried to... more »
  • 10 ATVs recovered; La. man arrested

    December 21, 2010 7:16 AM

    ST. FRANCISVILLE - West Feliciana Parish sheriff's deputies have recovered 10 four-wheel motorcycles stolen in recent weeks in two parishes and one Mississippi county. Eight of the recovered all-terrain vehicles are among 11 reported stolen in West Feliciana Parish in the past month. One of the two remaining ATVs was... more »
  • St. Francisville man convicted on sex charge

    October 20, 2010 8:02 AM

    A West Feliciana Parish jury has convicted a 67-year-old man of indecent behavior with a juvenile. The Advocate reports jurors returned the guilty verdict in the case of Jesse Ray Morris of St. Francisville after deliberating about three hours Tuesday. Prosecutors accused Morris of the more serious charge of molestation... more »
  • Two back behind bars after prison escape

    July 27, 2010 5:09 PM

    Two inmates are back behind bars in West Feliciana Parish after a three-hour run from the law. News 2’s Michael Shingleton found out the escape could have been avoided by simply locking a door. more »
  • More jurors questioned in Angola Five case

    July 13, 2010 6:55 AM

    Attorneys continue to question potential jurors in the first-degree murder trial of Angola inmate Jeffrey Cameron Clark. The trial will be held in West Feliciana Parish, but the jurors are being chosen in St. Tammany Parish. Attorneys realized Saturday that not enough people remained in the jury pool to complete... more »
  • Reese pleads not guilty in stabbing case

    July 8, 2010 6:58 PM

    The 16-year-old accused of stabbing an 8-year-old to death in West Feliciana Parish made his plea to the charge. News 2’s Stephanie Ryan got answers on how he answered the first degree murder charge. more »
  • West Feliciana Parish school supt. retires

    June 28, 2010 5:59 AM

    Jesse L. Perkins Jr. leaves the West Feliciana Parish school system this week after spent 45 years as an educator, including 14 months as the superintendent. Perkins begins his retirement Friday after working several weeks with his successor, Hollis Milton, who was selected as West Feliciana's superintendent on April 6.... more »
  • Accused teen killer indicted by Grand Jury

    June 17, 2010 1:02 PM

    A 16 year old West Feliciana Parish boy has been indicted on a first degree murder charge. Trevor Reese is accused of stabbing to death eight year old Jackson Attuso. Attuso was killed while riding his bile on a hiking trail in the Bluffs subdivision, near St. Francisville,... more »
  • Child stabbed to death in West Feliciana Parish

    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 »
  • La. flood victims face deadline for SBA loans

    May 25, 2010 5:07 AM

    Flood victims in six parishes have until June 21 to apply for federal disaster loans from the Small Business Administration. Small businesses in Concordia, East Carroll, East Feliciana, Madison, Tensas and West Feliciana parishes that were affected by floods that occurred between April 25 and June 25, 2009 can apply.... more »
  • W. Feliciana sales taxes to increase by half-cent

    April 28, 2010 7:49 AM

    Starting July 1, West Feliciana Parish sales taxes will increase by a half-cent. The school board officially counted the returns from a March 27 special election in which voters approved a new half-cent sales tax for the school system and 11 mills in new property taxes. The taxes will be... more »
  • Man indicted in deadly bar shooting

    March 3, 2010 6:42 AM

    A West Feliciana Parish grand jury indicted Eric Martin on second-degree murder charges of a Hardwood man. Martin is accused of shooting of 21-year-old Terrence J. Brooks during a fight at Gerri's Blues Club in December. Deputies found Brooks in the parking lot of the bar with a single gunshot... more »
  • Consultant working on Gustav fund application

    January 29, 2010 6:31 AM

    A consultant working for the West Feliciana Parish Police Jury told a jury committee he would submit the parish's application for $1.4 million in Hurricane Gustav recovery funds in early February. Thomas King of the SJB Group told the jury's Executive Committee Thursday he does not expect the Louisiana Recovery... more »
  • Volunteer firefighter arrested for another arson

    January 21, 2010 5:36 AM

    A volunteer firefighter was arrested for the second time for arson in Church Point, Louisiana. According to the State Fire Marshal's Office, Adam Paul Carriere has been arrested again for Simple Arson in connection to a fire at a former rooster fighting facility in Church Point on October 20, 2009.... more »
  • Angola Captain arrested

    January 15, 2010 11:01 PM

    A captain at the State Penitentiary in Angola was arrested Friday, accused of passing a cell phone to a prisoner. Cathy Stroud is charged with malfeasance in office and introduction of contraband. She posted the $40,000 bond and left the West Feliciana Parish Prison. West Feliciana Parish Sheriff... more »
  • Deadly shooting in St. Francisville

    December 26, 2009 4:27 PM

    Update: 23-year-old Eric Martin, from Ethel, is wanted for the murder of Terrence J. Brooks, of Harwood, LA in West Feliciana Parish overnight. Deputies responded to reports of fighting and gun shots outside Gerri's Blues Club in St. Francisville. Brooks was found outside the club with a single gun... more »
  • Funds approved for US 61 traffic study

    November 18, 2009 6:14 AM

    The West Feliciana Parish Police Jury has voted 5-2 to pay $95,000 for a study of future traffic patterns along much of U.S. 61 in the parish. The highway is being improved and widened to four lanes from Thompson Creek on the southern end of the parish to Bains, north... more »
  • West Feliciana caps parish's rainy day fund

    November 11, 2009 6:56 AM

    The West Feliciana Parish Police Jury has voted to cap its "rainy day fund" at $2.4 million, invest it in long-term certificates of deposit, and spend the interest the fund earns. The jury created the fund with cash infusions after the River Bend nuclear power plant's industrial property tax exemptions... more »
  • Man convicted for molestation, victim recants story

    September 16, 2009 8:20 PM

    A man was convicted of molesting a child in West Feliciana Parish today, even though the girl recanted her story. 34-year-old Michael Paul Jackson of St. Francisville faces up to 20 years in prison. The 14-year-old girl took the stand and told the jury that Jackson did not fondle... more »

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