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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 »
  • Chief says he won't serve warrant for deputy accused of racial slur check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    October 13, 2015 6:32 PM

    ST. FRANCISVILLE - A West Feliciana Deputy accused of using the "n" word during a traffic stop last week has a warrant out for his arrest in Avoyelles Parish. That warrant is currently active and stems from an incident after he allegedly threatened to kill a deputy in Bunkie, La.... 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 »
  • 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 »
  • Measure to force vote on government style falls short

    September 14, 2015 10:14 PM

    ST. FRANCISVILLE - Three parish council members were two votes short of allowing voters to vote again on what form of government should be used to manage West Feliciana Parish. In 2012, voters approved changing from a police jury to a parish council. By 2013, a parish president had... 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 »
  • 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 »
  • Weather forces bridge, road closed

    March 9, 2015 11:28 AM

    JACKSON - Traffic officials closed a West Feliciana Parish highway Monday due to problems caused by the recent wet weather. The Department of Transportation and Development closed LA 965 near Jackson Monday until further notice. DOTD said dirt around a bridge on the highway became unstable, forcing emergency... more »
  • Sheriff's captain demoted, suspended for impropriety check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    November 19, 2014 4:22 PM

    ST. FRANCISVILLE- A high ranking West Feliciana Parish Sheriff's captain was demoted and is currently suspended without pay for his actions after another deputy made a traffic stop. The stop happened on Oct. 29 around 1:30 a.m. Sources told the WBRZ Investigative Unit Taylor urged the deputy who stopped... more »
  • After Angola accident, sheriff vows to return to work

    October 9, 2014 11:02 PM

    ST. FRANCISVILLE- West Feliciana Parish Sheriff Austin Daniel has been released from an area hospital and is recovering at home following an accident last weekend at the Angola rodeo. Daniel's daughter told News 2 he was being introduced and dismounting when the horse got spooked. Daniel fell off the... more »
  • Sheriff injured at Angola Prison Rodeo

    October 6, 2014 11:51 AM

    ANGOLA - The sheriff's office said West Feliciana Parish Sheriff Austin Daniel is recovering after a horse fell on him at the Angola Prison Rodeo this weekend. Daniel's daughter told News 2 he was being introduced and dismounting when the horse got spooked. Daniel fell off the horse, and... 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 »
  • DA admits mistake after Investigative Unit report check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    September 19, 2014 4:36 PM

    ST. FRANCISVILLE- District Attorney Sam D'Aquilla lifted his silence Friday over a juvenile rape case his office prosecuted. Tonight, he admits his office may have made a mistake. It all centers around court paperwork that identifies one victim as 12 years old. However, the conviction paperwork indicates she was... more »
  • W. Feliciana fire burns down barn, injures owner

    September 18, 2014 1:10 PM

    FRANKLINTON - A gasoline leak ignited a fire that burned a 7,000 square foot barn to the ground and injured the owner in West Feliciana Parish on Wednesday afternoon. Firefighters said they responded to a reported fire on Pittman Road at 10:43 a.m. and a crew of 10 firefighters... 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 »
  • Sex offender's release concerns abuse advocates check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    September 15, 2014 4:50 PM

    ST. FRANCISVILLE - The upcoming release of a man who was convicted of having sex with four juveniles is alarming advocates who represent sex abuse victims. Two of the victims were 13 years old. In the sleepy town of St. Francisville, advocates for sexual abuse victims want residents there... more »
  • 2 arrested in truck stop armed robbery

    July 24, 2014 3:16 PM

    ZACHARY - Two Zachary men accused of robbing a truck stop in West Feliciana Parish at gunpoint early Monday morning were arrested and are still being held on additional charges, according to deputies. Deputies said warrants were issued for Joshua Wells, 21, and Reginald Jackson, also 21, for the... more »
  • 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 check to see if lock exists for regeneration 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 check to see if lock exists for regeneration 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 check to see if lock exists for regeneration 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 check to see if lock exists for regeneration 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 check to see if lock exists for regeneration 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 check to see if lock exists for regeneration 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 check to see if lock exists for regeneration 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 check to see if lock exists for regeneration 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 »

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