BAKER — The Red Cross-run shelter in the Baker Municipal Building on Groom Road will be closing at noon on Friday, Mayor Darnelle Waites announced at Tuesday's City Council meeting.
Tuesday, September 27, 2016
GLYNN - Waves of shock and sorrow rippled through the law enforcement community Tuesday after what's believed to have been a murder-suicide left three dead: a sheriff's deputy and her daughter who were shot at their Pointe Coupee Parish home by a …
WALKER — The City Council has agreed to retain the Baton Rouge law firm of deGravelles Palmintier to sue the Louisiana Department of Transportation and Development over an alleged faulty design of the portion of Interstate 12 that runs on the sout…
Tuesday, September 27, 2016
A Tickfaw man accused of breaking into his ex-girlfriend's home, hitting her and taking their 4-year-old daughter late Saturday night was arrested Monday afternoon.
Traffic on La. 22 was down to one lane in the Sorrento area between Interstate 10 and La. 70, the highway over the Sunshine Bridge, after two 18-wheelers crashed a little before 2 p.m. Tuesday, according to the Ascension Parish Sheriff's Office.
GONZALES — Ascension Parish officials will meet with family members on Wednesday to discuss plans to reinter the bodies of people whose graves were disturbed in last month's flood.
Monday, September 26, 2016
A 32-year-old Jackson woman died in a Monday afternoon crash in East Feliciana Parish when her pickup truck went airborne and landed on its roof.
DENHAM SPRINGS – About 45 percent of flooded structures in Denham Springs evaluated by the Federal Emergency Management Agency have been deemed substantially damaged, the city’s building official said Monday.
PLAQUEMINE — Four men injured in the 2013 explosion at the Williams Olefins Geismar plant were awarded a total of $13.6 million in damages after an Iberville Parish jury late Monday night ruled the company, several plant officials and its parent c…
Monday, September 26, 2016
Sunday, September 25, 2016
Three people, including a 16-year-old boy, were struck by bullets Saturday night while inside a Darrow home that was shot from the outside, the Ascension Parish Sheriff’s Office said.
Saturday, September 24, 2016
Hundreds of dogs and cats that were rescued in Livingston Parish during August's flooding are still being housed at the Florida Parishes Arena in Amite and with foster families and rescue groups across the region as the deadline for people to recl…
Daniel Champton didn't buy flood insurance for his home in the Ascension Parish town of Galvez. Based on federal flood maps, he wasn't required to.
Friday, September 23, 2016
Thursday, September 22, 2016
LIVINGSTON — Springfield High School, closed since the August floods, will reopen on Monday, Oct. 3, Livingston Parish Schools Superintendent Rick Wentzel has announced.
Livingston Parish will sue a pair of homeowners who accepted money to elevate their repeatedly flooded home, then failed to pay their cost share after the work was done.
The four police dogs of the Assumption Parish Sheriff's Office — Diesel, Isa, Major and Vickie — now have bulletproof vests, thanks to the national nonprofit organization, Canine Wounded Heroes.
With last month's flood and two high school homecomings coming up Saturday, there may be no one left to compete in the Boucherie Festival Beauty Pageant in Sorrento.
Rosedown Plantation State Historic Site in St. Francisville will host a lecture and book signing featuring author David D. Plater's "The Butlers of Iberville Parish, Louisiana," from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday in the site's gift shop.
Wednesday, September 21, 2016
NEW ROADS — Two Ventress parents were convicted of second-degree murder Wednesday in death of their 3-month-old infant, who died from severe malnutrition and dehydration in 2014.
Days into its operation, the temporary site for flood-related debris in south Baton Rouge looked nearly like a fully-fledged landfill this week, with remnants of people's households already piled stories high as dump trucks rumbled into the expans…
Disaster relief can come in many forms, and this past weekend, the Ascension community came together to help high schoolers get ready for homecoming through Help With Homecoming, a donation effort designed to give formal wear to those affected by …
ST. FRANCISVILLE — West Feliciana Public Works Director Jim Ferguson’s list of projects needing attention is long, but progress has steadily been made since what he calls a “1,000-year storm” caused between $7 and $8 million in damage to the paris…
GONZALES — Who can bring up matters to be discussed at school board meetings and how it's to be done may be the subject of a state attorney general's opinion, if the Ascension Parish School Board adopts the required resolution for the request.
PONCHATOULA — The sidewalks of Historic Downtown Ponchatoula were crowded with several hundred visitors Saturday evening for the Chamber of Commerce’s Second Annual Art and Wine Stroll that showcased the talents of local artists and students and i…
DENHAM SPRINGS – The City Council will hold a public hearing Oct. 11 on a pair of ordinances designed to help residents secure temporary housing and replace mobile homes destroyed by the flooding.
The Dog Day of Fall at BREC's Bluebonnet Swamp Nature Center drew in dog owners and their furry companions from all across Baton Rouge on Saturday.
Ascension Parish officials have partnered with Tulane University to search for signs of Aedes aegypti, the mosquito that carries the Zika virus.
EDITOR'S NOTE: This story was updated at 6:34 a.m. on Sept. 23, 2016. Two students' names and a photo have been removed.
The following Baker and Zachary residents were booked into East Baton Rouge Parish Prison by the East Baton Rouge Parish Sheriff’s Office from Aug. 21 through Sept. 19.
Students from Ascension Parish were among 160 new students welcomed to Louisiana School for Math, Science and the Arts during an annual matriculation ceremony on Sept. 2 in Natchitoches.