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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.
Will the Class of 2020 graduate in a normal ceremony? That question has been a major topic of conversation in Washington Parish for the past two months. Since schools were abruptly closed by the governor on March 13, seniors and their parents have been left wondering when --- or if --- they will have their graduation ceremonies.
The shooting of 13 people in Bogalusa Saturday night attracted national news media coverage.
Details of the shooting spree appeared on many national and even international media websites, including NBC, CBS, ABC and CNN, as well as the websites of large American daily newspapers from coast to coast.
If you were scheduled to appear in Washington Parish Misdemeanor Court or had a traffic ticket date in March, April or May, 2020, please report to the 9-1-1 Building behind the Sheriff’s Office/Jail in Franklinton (also known as the “old Franklinton Police Department”) to get your new court date. You can report any time between 8:30 a.m.
A man and wife were arrested Tuesday (May 12) and jailed on drug and domestic abuse charges. William Russell Piper, II, 29, who gave his address as Lancaster, Ohio, and Keri Lynn Davis, 29, who gave her address as Martins Ferry, Ohio, were arrested near a relative’s residence in Angie.
One year ago, Levi Lee and Lance Rouse showed no mercy to a Bogalusa convenience store owner, shooting him in cold blood with a shotgun during an armed robbery.
Last week, District Court Judge William H. Burris returned the favor, showing Lee and Rouse no mercy as he sentenced Lee to life in prison and Rouse to 100 years in prison.
Update: Thursday a.m. 1795 Louisiana cases, 65 Louisiana deaths, 4 Washington Parish cases, 1 Washington Parish death.
UPDATE: As of Tuesday at Noon, there were 46 deaths statewide and a total of 1,388 cases statewide. Cases have now been reported in 43 of Louisiana's 64 parishes. One death has been reported for Washington Parish.
A commission has been appointed by the governor to plan for re-opening Louisiana’s closed businesses.
A stay-at-home order issued by Gov. John Bel Edwards in March has crippled Louisiana’s economy as the state tries to control a rapidly growing Coronavirus outbreak.
Pictured above, left to right, are Public Service Commissioner Erik Skrmetta, Sheriff Randy Seal, Parish President Richard Thomas, Jr., David Johnson, V. P. Customer Service Entergy Louisiana, Brian Moddelmog, V.P. Origination Calpine Corporation, presenting the initial payment of $250,000 to Washington Parish.
Judge Will Crain was formally sworn-in Wednesday evening to the Louisiana Supreme Court. He becomes the first justice ever from Washington Parish.
Former Franklinton Mayor Wayne Fleming died Tuesday afternoon in Arizona following a long battle with an aggressive form of cancer. He was 73.
The Washington Parish Sheriff’s Office remains confident that a well-publicised Angie murder will be solved. But homicide investigations take time, said Chief Deputy Mike Haley.
And then there was one.
Pine became the only football team in Washington Parish to advance to the second round of the state playoffs when the Raiders convincingly defeated Port Barre, 54-29, in the first round Friday night.
Derrick Dillon, an LSU wide receiver and a Pine High School graduate, will play in the East-West Shrine Bowl, the all-star game announced late Monday.
The Shrine Bowl is the longest running college football All-Star game in the United States. It will be played on January 18, 2020 at the Tropicana Field in St. Petersburg, Florida.