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Governor declares ‘state of emergency’ in advance of Cristobal

On Thursday, Gov. John Bel Edwards declared a state of emergency in advance of Tropical Depression Cristobal, which is currently forecast to strengthen in the ... Read more

17 hours ago by Staff Reports.

Sandbags will be available tomorrow at 10 a.m.

Due to the potential of heavy rain from Tropical Storm Cristobal, the Washington Parish Government, City of Bogalusa and Town of Franklinton will have sand ... Read more

1 day ago by Staff Reports.

A ton of tasty treats for the animal shelter

The Washington Parish Animal Shelter recently received a donation of more than 2,000 pounds of dog food from the Greater Good organization (www.greatergood.org). The shelter ... Read more

3 days ago by Staff Reports.

Thomas: Washington Parish needs to respond to census

This article is written by Washington Parish President Richard “Ned” Thomas. As your parish president, I would like to take a moment to discuss the ... Read more

3 days ago by Staff Reports.

WPSO: May burglary solved

An investigation into a May burglary in the Highway 62 area has led to the arrest of Trenton Kyle Statham, 20, a resident of Highway ... Read more

3 days ago by Staff Reports.

405 new cases, 34 new deaths reported Tuesday

The state of Louisiana reported more cases and deaths Tuesday, although the number of hospitalizations and ventilators in use fell, according to statistics released Tuesday ... Read more

4 days ago by Staff Reports.

Franklinton police: Man arrested for murder

A Franklinton man was arrested Monday for murder, according to officials with the Franklinton Police Department. Officials said that the FPD receive a call Monday ... Read more

4 days ago by Staff Reports.

WPSO arrests Hancock County fugitive

Earlier this week, the Washington Parish Sheriff’s Office arrested a man wanted on an aggravated battery charge in Hancock County, Miss., according to WPSO Chief ... Read more

4 days ago by Staff Reports.

Louisiana to enter ‘Phase Two’ of re-opening Friday

On Monday, Gov. John Bel Edwards announced that following continued improvement in Louisiana’s COVID-19 outlook and a significant increase in testing capacity and contact tracing, ... Read more

4 days ago by Staff Reports.

More than 40,000 cases of COVID-19, but 31,728 have recovered

The state of Louisiana has surpassed 40,000 COVID-19 cases since the start of the pandemic, according to statistics released Monday by the Louisiana Department of ... Read more

5 days ago by Staff Reports.

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