UPDATE: As of noon Monday (March 30) there were 185 deaths in Louisiana and a total of 4,025 cases reported. Coronavirus cases have now been identified in 59 of the 64 parishes in Louisiana.
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Joandra Dawson, 20, a resident of Highway 21 in Angie, Louisiana, is in the Washington Parish Jail charged with the murder of 17 year old Ja’Quarrius Taylor on January 12. Dawson’s bond has been set at $800,000.
UPDATE: Gov. John Bel Edwards will possibly extend the "stay at home" order due to the increasing COVID-19 death toll in Louisiana and the rapid spreading of the virus.
U.S. Rep. Ralph Abraham’s announcement last week that he is retiring immediately opened speculation about who might replace him.
Abraham, 5th District Congressman since January 2015, said when he first ran for Congress that he would serve no more than three terms.
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.
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.
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.
Judge Will Crain was formally sworn-in Wednesday evening to the Louisiana Supreme Court. He becomes the first justice ever from Washington Parish.
Ten Southeastern Conference schools placed a member on the 2019 All-Southeastern Conference Coaches' Football First Team, as the first and second teams were announced Tuesday.
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.
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.
A crowd of Republican candidates for state, district, and parish offices jammed into the 1010 Club on Bene Street this past Saturday as part of a ‘Meet the Candidates’ event.
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%.
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.