Washington Parish

Don Ames
June 16, 2019 - 11:19 am
Former Lake Pontchartrain Causeway police sergeant, William Jones Jr., has been sentenced to four years in prison for stealing from the evidence room he supervised. District Attorney Warren Montgomery says the 46-year-old Jones received concurrent four-year sentences at hard labor for one count of...
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Don Ames
June 13, 2019 - 8:17 pm
A Franklinton, Louisiana man has been convicted of calling 911 with false complaints about his ex-girlfriend's new boyfriend. 48-year-old Donald Tate was accused of trying to get the new guy arrested and out of his ex's life. District Attorney Warren Montgomery said Thursday that a ,jury had...
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April 11, 2019 - 8:03 pm
NEW ORLEANS (AP) — A former Northshore district attorney scheduled to begin serving his four-year federal sentence for corruption on Monday says he's seeking another delay while he is treated for prostate cancer. NOLA.com/The Times-Picayune reports 72-year-old Walter Reed has asked for a delay in...
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David Blake
March 27, 2019 - 12:04 pm
Around 12:45 a.m. on Beau Drive in Franklinton flames erupted in a mobile home and badly damaged the structure, then the real magnitude of this fire became known. A 6-year-old boy and a 10-year-old girl were killed in the blaze, three other kids, a 3-old-boy, a 4-year-old girl, and a 6-year-old...
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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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