Washington Parish

Dave Cohen, WWL First News early edition
January 28, 2019 - 8:40 pm
Grand jurors say there is sufficient evidence to try suspects who were sheriff's deputies and inmates on rape and beating charges. "District Attorney Warren Montgomery announced that a Washington Parish grand jury indicted five former deputies with the Washington Parish Sheriff’s Office and 16...
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January 10, 2019 - 8:38 pm
BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - Louisiana is under a state of emergency amid concerns about high river levels caused by increased rain over the last few weeks. Gov. John Bel Edwards issued the declaration Wednesday for Beauregard, Bossier, Caddo, Calcasieu, Catahoula, Rapides, St. Tammany and Washington...
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December 29, 2018 - 8:19 am
A powerful winter storm that brought blizzard warnings Friday across the Upper Midwest was blamed for at least three fatal crashes while flash flooding from rains in the South swept away cars and forced dozens of water rescues. In northern New England, a mix of snow, sleet, freezing rain and rain...
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Don Ames
December 27, 2018 - 8:45 pm
***Flash Flood Watch Until 6 AM Friday*** The risk for severe weather in our area appears to be diminishing as a line of storms drifts farther north. However, a cold front and its line of storms is slowing to a crawl from Washington Parish to Baton Rouge and just west of Morgan City. WWL-TV...
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November 01, 2018 - 5:15 pm
(WWL.com) - Wild weather passing through the bayou state brought significant damage to areas across Louisiana, with downed trees, closed roads, and debris. Among the areas impacted, Washington Parish, where Chief Deputy Mike Haley says two elderly men were injured when the mobile home they were in...
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Chris Miller
March 23, 2018 - 4:25 pm
Louisiana State Police says a man is dead after being shot during a struggle with a Washington Parish Sheriff's Office deputy. "At approximately 3:30 AM, the Washington Parish Sheriff’s Office was contacted in reference to a suspicious person on a motorcycle at the boat launch on Poole’s Bluff Rd...
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July 14, 2017 - 5:44 pm
BOGALUSA, La. (AP) -- A Louisiana sheriff's deputy who spotted an overturned car on fire is being praised for rescuing two women, who were arrested afterward on charges including driving while intoxicated. Washington Parish Sheriff Randy Seal said screams were coming from the burning car when...
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July 09, 2017 - 6:13 am
Deputies in Washington Parish say an elderly man was killed by his son Saturday afternoon. Chief Deputy Mike Haley says 81-year-old Hoyt Boyd was shot and killed by his son in the Angie community in northeast Washington Parish. Haley said preliminary information points to self-defense. No charges...
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June 20, 2017 - 12:44 pm
The following parishes have made sandbags available: St. Charles Parish Sandbagging locations: East Bank Bridge Park, 13244 River Road Destrehan, LA 70047 West Bank Bridge Park, 13825 River Road Luling, LA 70070 Bayou Gauche, LA 306 at Badeaux Lane East St. James Parish Sandbagging locations: (...
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June 20, 2017 - 6:32 am
With tropical rains blowing ashore now through early Friday, state officials are urging residents to be ready. That includes having what you need (food, water, medicine) to get by for a few days if your neighborhood goes under water. Governor’s Office of Homeland Security and Emergency Preparedness...
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