Tuesday, January 23, 2018
DONALDSONVILLE — The public is being invited to select the mascot and school colors for the first of four new schools to see construction begin in the Ascension Parish school district this spring.
GONZALES — The Ascension Parish Sheriff's Office is searching for two acquaintances of a man who was killed in a possible hit-and-run near his home in Pelican Point in November, Chief Deputy Bobby Webre said Tuesday.
CONVENT — A state district judge sentenced a Baton Rouge man to 70 years in state prison for shooting at a St. James Parish sheriff's deputy nearly three years ago in a Convent neighborhood.
Tuesday, January 23, 2018
A boil water advisory has been lifted for residents living west and north of Donaldsonville after a loss of pressure last week, Ascension Parish officials said Tuesday.
Monday, January 22, 2018
LEAN and the chairman of the Ascension Parish Council have brought a legal challenge to the expansion of a Sorrento-area landfill that has drawn controversy over foul odors coming from the decades old dump, critics say.
GONZALES — The driver of the car that hit an Ascension Parish school bus on La. 621 near Gonzales on Monday morning was at fault in the crash and has been cited on several misdemeanors, State Police said.
Sunday, January 21, 2018
A bicyclist was killed Saturday after he was struck by two vehicles on a highway in Labadieville, according to Louisiana State Police.
Saturday, January 20, 2018
A boil water advisory affecting more than 23,000 people in Assumption Parish and small parts of St. Mary and St. Martin parishes has been lifted, a water manager said Saturday.
Friday, January 19, 2018
GONZALES — An Ascension Parish man received a 12-year prison sentence after he pleaded guilty to having sex with three underage teenage girls more than three years ago in exchange for illegal drugs, prosecutors said Friday.
Friday, January 19, 2018
Thursday, January 18, 2018
Officials with Ascension Consolidated Utilities District 1 on Thursday night issued a boil water advisory for their customers whose water comes from Assumption Parish.
Wednesday, January 17, 2018
GONZALES — An armed man remained at large Thursday morning after he robbed an Albasha restaurant on La. 30 Tuesday, taking cash from the register and robbing a customer who was in the restaurant, Gonzales police said.
The celebratory first lap of the 2018 American Cancer Society Relay for Life of Ascension Parish is being reserved for local cancer survivors and their caregivers.
Geismar business Rubicon recently won an International Green Apple Award from The Green Organization for its Aniline Unit benzene recovery project.
Central Primary School fourth-graders Madison Hebert and Alex Guillot and sixth-grader Luke Guillot won multiple awards at the 2018 Ascension Parish 4-H and FFA Livestock Show, held Jan. 13 at the Lamar-Dixon Expo Center.
The 7th District Volunteer Fire Department is in need of help showing appreciation for its volunteers during its annual banquet for firefighters, EMS and first responders.
BATON ROUGE — Twenty students were recently inducted into the LSU College of Engineering’s Order of the Engineer, an honorific awarded to selected students to “foster a spirit of pride and responsibility in the engineering profession, to bridge th…
Chief Deputy Assessor Justin Champlin has earned the Assessment Administration Specialist designation from the International Association of Assessing Officers. He is the third person in Louisiana and one of 300 to obtain the designation, a news re…
Doneisha Atkinson, of Gonzales Healthcare Center, is one of nine recipients of nursing scholarships from the Louisiana Long Term Care Foundation.
Residents in the Pelican Point planned community outside Gonzales had a few hours of low gas pressure early Wednesday as Atmos Energy and its gas supplier worked to boost pressure.
The state Department of Public Safety and Corrections has granted a new three-year certification to the Assumption Parish Detention Center, signaling the parish jail in Napoleonville complies with the state's health and safety guidelines for corre…
Tuesday, January 16, 2018
DONALDSONVILLE — Ascension Parish officials who run water systems in Donaldsonville and its outskirts urged residents Tuesday to conserve water in their battle against freezing pipes by running faucets at a "slow drip."
Monday, January 15, 2018
GEISMAR — Crews worked Sunday and Monday to restore electrical power in east Ascension Parish and natural gas service in Iberville Parish after an underground natural gas line ruptured early Sunday afternoon, causing an explosion and fire.
DONALDSONVILLE — Remembering local history-makers and gathering to plant the Freedom Garden, a community garden established 10 years ago by the River Road African American Museum, were ways Martin Luther King Day was honored in Donaldsonville on Monday.
Saturday, January 13, 2018
GONZALES — Ascension Parish President Kenny Matassa has called for the removal of Councilman Daniel "Doc" Satterlee as a committee chairman after his failed attempt last week to consolidate council meetings in Gonzales and end them in Donaldsonville.
Friday, January 12, 2018
NAPOLEONVILLE — In a blistering new ruling, a state district judge criticized three companies for putting "economic interests over environmental and safety concerns" in operations that led to the formation of the 2012 Bayou Corne sinkhole, blaming…
OAK GROVE — Drivers through one of Ascension Parish's busiest intersections can expect delays Saturday due to early work for the $27.5 million widening of La. 42 through Prairieville.
Ascension Parish officials who run the city of Donaldsonville's water system said Friday that they are ready for subfreezing temperatures expected through Wednesday night.
Thursday, January 11, 2018
GONZALES — A plan to eliminate the Ascension Parish Council's monthly meeting in Donaldsonville and move it to more centrally located Gonzales in the name of efficiency and transparency died a quick, but decisive death in committee Thursday night.
NAPOLEONVILLE — A former Assumption Parish sheriff’s deputy accused of pulling a gun and threatening five people at a Napoleonville school campus in May has been arrested again on allegations he pulled a gun and threatened another person at Assump…
Wednesday, January 10, 2018
GONZALES — The Ascension Parish Planning Commission got a first look Wednesday at how the Center for Planning Excellence will undertake a 15-month effort to update the parish's master land use plan.
DONALDSONVILLE — The Ascension Parish Council has put an end to an old, redundant part of the parish development code that has drawn fire from growth critics who also charged it was a loophole around council decisions on zoning.
Gonzales Middle School Principal Lori Charlet and Assistant Principal Chazz Watson presented a check for $420 to Meredith LaBorde, of Capital Area United Way, on Nov. 16. Students and staff raised the money during a Dress Down Day.