A former Pointe Coupee Parish sheriff's deputy with nearly 30 years in law enforcement was arrested and jailed Thursday on allegations he lied on his timesheets about working extra details.
Thursday, March 23, 2017
Descendants of slaves sold by Georgetown University in 1838 have brought in a team of lawyers and experts to represent their interests as they push for more of a voice in how the school responds to revelations about the sale.
Tuesday, March 21, 2017
PLAQUEMINE — Iberville Parish leaders have said building a new Mississippi River bridge in their parish is the most logical solution to addressing some of the region's traffic issues. And Tuesday night they had their theory confirmed by a new traf…
Saturday, March 18, 2017
ST. GABRIEL — Brenda York learned from her doctor in December that she has a respiratory illness known as chronic obstructive pulmonary disease. One street away, her neighbor, Geraldine Refuge, has dealt with various breathing ailments for years.
Friday, March 17, 2017
A deputy-involved shooting in Iberville Parish last week has led to the discovery of what Sheriff Brett Stassi says was an illegal drug operation that "touched all parts of the parish."
Wednesday, March 15, 2017
PIERRE PART — An out-of-state pair led law enforcement authorities in White Castle and Assumption Parish on a nearly 15-mile chase down a remote two-lane highway before getting trapped in a residential area early Tuesday as children boarded school…
Tuesday, March 14, 2017
Distracted by a call on his radio, a Canadian National Railroad worker inadvertently allowed a remotely operated locomotive to move too fast when it was pushing one tank car to link it with another, leading to the crash that caused a hydrochloric …
Saturday, March 11, 2017
NAPOLEONVILLE — A Port Allen man has been sentenced to 2 ½ years in state prison after pleading guilty to using counterfeit money to buy alcohol last year at a Belle Rose bar and, while jailed on that count, conspiring to sneak contraband into the…
Friday, March 10, 2017
PLAQUEMINE — A woman was shot Friday afternoon by Iberville Parish Sheriff's deputies who were attempting to capture a man they suspect was trying to smuggle drugs into the parish.
PORT ALLEN — Regional start-up NuBlu Energy began construction Friday on its $11 million natural gas liquefaction plant on 19 acres of undeveloped land in West Baton Rouge Parish.
Thursday, March 09, 2017
NEW ROADS — A woman accused of leaving her hours-old infant in a restroom trash can at Walmart in New Roads two days before Christmas has been indicted on a count of attempted second-degree murder.
Thursday, March 09, 2017
NEW ROADS — The criminal case against Mayor Robert Myer for alleged misuse of a city-issued credit card has been pushed back indefinitely after a state district court judge recused himself due to a casual affiliation with one of Myer’s family members.
Tuesday, March 07, 2017
The Capital Region Planning Commission is giving residents in the five-parish Baton Rouge Metro area an opportunity to help develop goals for transportation improvements over the next 20 years.
Tuesday, February 28, 2017
A young man has been taken to a Baton Rouge hospital after his friend accidentally shot him once in the neck Tuesday, said New Roads Police Chief Kevin McDonald.
Monday, February 27, 2017
West Baton Rouge Parish Sheriff's deputies spent hours combing the woods near Erwinville early Monday for another inmate who escaped the parish's work release facility.
Sunday, February 26, 2017
If Iberville Parish President J. Mitchell Ourso has a white whale, it’s in the form of a new Mississippi River bridge connecting his divided parish.
Monday, February 20, 2017
The West Baton Rouge Parish work-release inmate who walked away from his job site last week was captured over the weekend at a Mardi Gras parade in Metairie.
Sunday, February 19, 2017
Mertis Wade, a 25-year-old who walked off from a job site Tuesday from the West Baton Rouge Parish work release program, was captured at the Krewe of Caesar parade in Metairie on Saturday night, according to WBRZ.
Friday, February 17, 2017
Authorities continued their search Friday evening for a man who walked off from a job site Tuesday with the West Baton Rouge Parish work release program.
Tuesday, February 14, 2017
The growing trend of violence on school campuses has prompted the Iberville Parish School Board to spend approximately $1.5 million on security measures throughout the district.
Saturday, February 11, 2017
PORT ALLEN — Efforts are underway by some city leaders to rename a portion of La. 1 in honor of slain civil rights leader Martin Luther King, Jr.
On Saturday, BREC's Baton Rouge Zoo hosted its "I Heart My Zoo Day," billed as a "Valentine's extravaganza" that included Safari Amphitheater programs featuring interesting "birds and bees" facts about some of the animals, a chance for kids to co…
Friday, February 10, 2017
A routine traffic stop in Iberville Parish led to the arrest of two Miami men Thursday in what federal authorities are describing as a major credit card and identity theft scheme that extended across several states.
Wednesday, February 08, 2017
A 4-year-old New Roads girl died after her woman crashed her car Wednesday afternoon, West Baton Rouge Parish Sheriff's Office Lt. Ken Albarez said.
Tuesday, February 07, 2017
Monday, February 06, 2017
NEW ROADS — A man fatally shot his girlfriend Monday before turning the gun on himself when she tried to break up with him and demanded he move out of the home they shared.
Sunday, February 05, 2017
Debbie Martin has spent the past six months slogging through overgrown wooded areas near sugar cane fields in West Baton Rouge Parish — something her parents warned her against as a child.
"We were always told, 'Stay out of the woods because there are cemeteries in there,’ ” she said. "We thought they just told us that to keep us out."
Saturday, February 04, 2017
PORT ALLEN — The city's annexation effort is causing heartburn for West Baton Rouge Parish leaders who fear it could spark a trend and lead to lost revenue for parish government.
Thursday, February 02, 2017
A crash involving five vehicles Thursday morning on LA 1 in New Roads sent eight people to hospitals with undisclosed injuries, WBRZ is reporting.
Monday, January 30, 2017
GONZALES — Five parish presidents in the Baton Rouge area have reached a consensus on three priority drainage projects in the wake of the August floods, Ascension Parish government said Monday.
Friday, January 27, 2017
West Baton Rouge Parish experienced a bit of a building boom in 2016 — one officials believe was driven in part by flood victims seeking dryer pastures.
Thursday, January 26, 2017
NEW ROADS — The man shot by New Roads police after he attacked officers with a knife last week was booked into Pointe Coupee Parish Detention Center on three felony counts following his release from the hospital on Thursday, State Police said.
Wednesday, January 25, 2017
WHITE CASTLE — A coach at White Castle High School accused of choking a student earlier this month surrendered to authorities Wednesday and was booked into the Iberville Parish jail.
NEW ROADS — The Pointe Coupee Parish Police Jury has entered into a partnership with a federal agency that could lead to buyout offers for residents living in a flood-prone community.
ST. FRANCISVILLE — In her 25 years working with the West Feliciana Council on Aging, Executive Director Pat Gilmore does not remember a time when the future seemed so uncertain.
Tuesday, January 24, 2017
New Roads Mayor Robert Myer directed staff to alter notations on credit card statements for a city-issued credit card and didn't repay the city for more than $2,000 in personal charges he made on the card, according to an investigative report pros…
Sunday, January 22, 2017
GONZALES — Armed with new data from the August flood, Ascension Parish officials are going to revisit an old idea to dredge Bayou Manchac with the goal of improving drainage in the Spanish Lake and Bluff Swamp areas where water pooled for weeks la…
In the face of public opposition to new taxes, Ascension Parish leaders have periodically proposed, without success, rededicating portions of the special district taxes toward infrastructure.
Thursday, January 19, 2017
GONZALES — State Police and Canadian National rail officials have opened investigations into why a tank car in Ascension Parish containing hydrochloric acid was punctured and leaked the corrosive chemical late Wednesday.
Wednesday, January 18, 2017
PORT ALLEN — The West Baton Rouge Parish School Board began cementing plans for its comprehensive list of building projects by giving schools Superintendent Wesley Watts the go-ahead to assemble a selection committee to vet architects.
PIERRE PART — Assumption Parish sheriff's deputies on Tuesday arrested the second man indicted in the fatal heroin overdose of a Pierre Part man nearly six months ago.
Saturday, January 14, 2017
West Baton Rouge Parish voters who in December approved a $90-million bond issue for the school district will soon start seeing that money put to use, according to school system officials.
Wednesday, January 11, 2017
Prosecutors were hoping Wednesday to set a trial date for New Roads Mayor Robert Myer who is facing multiple charges related to his alleged misuse of a city-issued credit card.
GONZALES — For a second time in four months, state Sen. Troy Brown pleaded no contest to a criminal charge alleging he committed violence against a woman and, as part of his sentence for this latest conviction, must serve a day and a half in jail …
A teacher at a New Roads private school was issued a misdemeanor summons this week after officers found her in a parked car with a male student from her school, New Roads Police Chief Kevin McDonald said Wednesday.
Tuesday, January 10, 2017
Louisiana Education Superintendent John White said Tuesday an appellate court ruling that taxpayer money can't be used to fund a certain type of charter school won't have an immediate impact on day-to-day operations of those schools.
Monday, January 09, 2017
GONZALES — Almost five months after the historic August flood and with a new mayor-president in Baton Rouge, Ascension Parish President Kenny Matassa has called for a "drainage summit" among area parishes.