It appears state District Judge J. Robin Free will continue his job with Iberville Parish government following his impending retirement from the bench.
Monday, June 26, 2017
ST. JAMES — Visiting rural western St. James Parish on Monday, U.S. Sen. Cory Booker of New Jersey called the industrial pollution spewed on vulnerable, minority communities "absolutely violence" and "an attack on families" that is often due to "c…
Update, 5 p.m. Monday: Tangipahoa Parish officials were still looking Monday evening for a 9-year-old girl who was swept away by strong currents in the Tangipahoa River a day earlier.
Sunday, June 25, 2017
GONZALES — The 36,000-square-foot gym at the Lamar-Dixon Expo Center has gotten new life in a renovation that not only expands its sports capacity but broadens its appeal for other events.
Saturday, June 24, 2017
Hoping to improve water quality in False River, Pointe Coupee Parish leaders are exploring regulating how retaining walls and erosion prevention structures along the oxbow lake’s shorelines are built.
GONZALES — A 19-year-old man was arrested in Thibodaux on Saturday morning hours after fleeing an overnight shooting at an Ascension Parish house party that left another Thibodaux man dead, sheriff's deputies said.
Friday, June 23, 2017
Embattled state District Judge J. Robin Free resigned Friday, just three weeks before he was set to return to the bench after a yearlong suspension.
Pat Forbes, a top state official behind Louisiana's 2016 flood recovery program, broke the bad news at meetings in late 2016 and early 2017.
Thursday, June 22, 2017
GONZALES — The state Department of Education is asking an Ascension Parish judge to halt the operations of an unlicensed day care center north of Gonzales that ran afoul of regulators last year over nearly three dozen safety violations.
Thursday, June 22, 2017
GONZALES — The Amite River and all other inland waterways in Ascension and Livingston parishes have been closed to recreational traffic, Ascension and Livingston Homeland Security officials said.
Wednesday, June 21, 2017
LIVINGSTON - The Livingston Parish Council may amend a new ordinance aimed at keeping burial vaults secure in the ground, an ordinance adopted after last summer's flood displaced close to 200 of them in the parish.
Wednesday, June 21, 2017
WALKER — At its monthly meeting on June 12, the City Council tabled a series of zoning requests that, if approved, would have been the next step in the addition of 120 new units to the Creekside Apartment Complex on La. 447.
LIVINGSTON — The Livingston Parish School Board, at its meeting on June 15, voted unanimously to purchase 55 buses to replace buses lost in the extensive flooding in August.
Visitors to the Denham Springs-Walker Branch of the Livingston Parish Library are getting their first look at a new addition that will house meeting rooms, computer lab and space for the community.
Wednesday, June 21, 2017
"Seasons of the Heart" is the theme of Baton Rouge Regional Medical Center's summer art show now on exhibit in the Jones Walker Foyer Gallery in the Shaw Center for the Arts, 100 Lafayette St., Baton Rouge.
Julianna Herrera stares at an eggplant that looks like a shiny purple ball and a pineapple the size of her head and learns they are yummy and good for you. She isn’t quite 3 years old, but after walking through a "petting zoo" of fresh produce, Sm…
ST. FRANCISVILLE — A report released last week by the Louisiana Legislative Auditor's Office concluded that if the Louisiana Tax Commission changed the way it appraises public service companies, it could increase the amount of tax revenue collecte…
St. Francisville United Methodist Church held its annual Vacation Bible School on June 12-16 and featured a campout theme with the tagline “Learning S’More About Jesus.”
ZACHARY — The Zachary school system's budget appears to be more flush with cash because of the August flood, according to district documents and officials.
ST. FRANCISVILLE — Trying to work out an election mix-up, the West Feliciana Parish School Board deadlocked Tuesday on appointing a second interim member to the District 3 seat once held by Jimmy White.
In recent years, the LSU Agricultural Center Botanic Gardens has continued its research efforts but has shifted more toward a public education focus, a goal fulfilled through events like the Garden Fest held Saturday.
Mayor-President Sharon Weston Broome stood in a tree-laced Zachary field and shared the vision of increased medical response to the residents of north East Baton Rouge Parish. Broome joined parish officials and business partners in a groundbreakin…
WALKER — When Justin King spends the first week in August in Madison, Wisconsin, competing against the world’s best in CrossFit, he will be among the few chosen for the top competition in his field.
Christian Women’s Job Corps is recruiting volunteers and participants for fall classes to begin in September. The job corps provides computer, job and life skills classes for unemployed and underemployed women, along with Bible study and mentoring…
One hundred and four seniors comprised the 33rd graduating class of the Louisiana School for Math, Science, and the Arts in Natchitoches, and they participated in their commencement ceremony on May 20 in Prather Coliseum located on the campus of N…
A graduation ceremony was held May 18 at the Lod Cook Hotel and Conference Center at LSU to recognize those who completed the LSU Paralegal Studies Program in 2017.
Several members of the Class of 2017 at the Louisiana School for Math, Science, and the Arts in Natchitoches were presented with special awards during the Senior Recognition Ceremony held May 19 in the A.A. Fredericks auditorium located on the cam…
McNeese State University in Lake Charles awarded 796 diplomas to 767 students at the university’s spring commencement ceremony Saturday, May 13, at Burton Coliseum.
Tamara Alexander, of Baton Rouge, has received a Gold Circle Award from the Columbia Scholastic Press Association in New York for her work as editor of Southeastern Louisiana University’s 2016 yearbook, “Le Souvenir.”
Eight students from the Louisiana School for Math, Science, and the Arts in Natchitoches were recognized during the Senior Recognition Ceremony held May 19 for not only completing the degree requirements for their high school diploma, but also for…
Ella McCalip, a junior at University High School in Baton Rouge, attended Academic Celebration: A Symposium for Advanced Academics held recently on the Southeastern Louisiana University campus.
Celeste Baker, of Baton Rouge, recently graduated from Southern College of Optometry in Memphis, Tennessee, with a Doctor of Optometry degree. Her graduation honors included summa cum laude and Beta Sigma Kappa, a designation for students showing …
Micah Danos, a recent Runnels High School graduate, signed her intent to play softball for Millsaps College in Jackson, Mississippi, during a ceremony held May 5 in the Catalano Gym on Runnels’ main campus.
The North Oaks Health System team kicked off the Seventh Annual Sports Medicine Physical Day by offering 323 student-athletes from 12 Livingston Parish junior and high schools free physical examinations.
St. Thomas Aquinas Regional Catholic High School’s cheerleaders recently attended a Universal Cheerleaders Association camp in Panama City Beach, Florida, where they participated in workshops on game day training, pep rallies and stunting techniques.