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Washington Parish President Richard Ned Thomas and the Washington Parish Government deserve a big round of applause from local residents for spearheading a program to upgrade sidewalks in the courthouse area in downtown Franklinton.
After her arrest by the Bogalusa Police Department for driving while intoxicated, 35 year old Lesley Christa Johnson, a resident of C. Corkern Road near Franklinton, was found to be in possession of illegal drugs when she was booked into the Washington Parish Jail.
Judge Beth Wolfe of Tangipahoa Parish defeated Judge Richard Swartz of St. Tammany Parish on Saturday to replace Judge Will Crain on the state Court of Appeal.
Early this morning (Thur., July 16) Troopers from Louisiana State Police Troop L began investigating a fatal crash involving two pedestrians on LA Hwy 1075 north of LA Hwy 1074 in the Rio community just south of Bogalusa.
A Franklinton-area husband and wife were killed last week on Interstate 20 in Mississippi when an 18-wheeler ran into their vehicle. Triston McCain Scott, 35, and Calvin Lee Scott, 40, leave behind five children. Triston was a Franklinton High graduate, while Calvin was originally from Georgia.
Very late Monday night, while responding to a report of a suspicious vehicle in the driveway of a residence southwest of Franklinton, Washington Parish Sheriff’s Office Patrol Sergeant Michael Thomas encountered a man sleeping in the vehicle.
A quiet morning in downtown Franklinton was interrupted last Friday when police officers from five different jurisdictions chased a car along Washington Street in front of the courthouse. The pursuit then turned down Cleveland Street and came to an end when the car ran into a ditch near the corner of Dewey and Cleveland.
The MAIS devastated Bowling Green players and coaches last week with a ruling that the Bucs must forfeit their six football victories this season.
The ruling comes as a result of a complaint to MAIS that Bowling Green was using two ineligible players in all of its games thus far in the 2019 season.
John Bel Edwards (pictured) narrowly lost in Washington Parish and narrowly won statewide as he was re-elected Saturday to a second term as Louisiana’s governor. Edwards, a Democrat from Amite, lost the parish to Republican Eddie Rispone by a 52-48% margin. He won statewide by an even closer margin: 51-49%.
State Sen. Beth Mizell, a resident of Stony Point near Franklinton, has been elected President Pro Tempore of the Louisiana State Senate.
The President Pro Tempore serves in the absence of the President of the Senate.
District Attorney Warren Montgomery reports that a Washington Parish grand jury has indicted three former officers at the Rayburn Correctional Center (RCC) in Angie on charges of malfeasance of office, conspiracy to commit malfeasance of office, obstruction of justice, and conspiracy to commit obstruction of justice in the death of an inmate ea
The record breaking 5th ranked Lady Demons Softball team was recently recognized for its achievements at the Lady Demons Softball Banquet. The entire starting nine were voted onto the All District team. Aleigha Fussell, a workhorse for the team, had an incredible season as the team’s pitcher and was named District MVP.
Franklinton Police have arrested four people for their alleged involvement in last Sunday’s (Jan. 19) shooting for a 20 year-old man.
With LSU now slated to take on Oklahoma in a national semi-final on December 28, two Washington Parish residents continue to play key roles for the Tigers. Adrian Magee, an offensive lineman, and Derrick Dillon, a wide receiver, have each helped propel the Tigers to their current lofty #1 national ranking.