Saturday, May 20, 2017
PLAQUEMINE — It was only supposed to take a few weeks and cost around $2 million to upgrade the air conditioning system at the Iberville Parish courthouse, but it hasn't turned out that way.
Friday, May 19, 2017
An environmental group has asked a judge to review a recent decision by the Louisiana Department of Environmental Quality granting an air permit modification to a St. Gabriel industrial facility, arguing that the agency failed to meet its obligati…
Wednesday, May 17, 2017
The state highway department lifted load limits Wednesday for the northbound La. 1 bridge over the Intracoastal Waterway, WBRZ reported.
Tuesday, May 16, 2017
PLAQUEMINE — Iberville Parish has launched an interactive website leaders hope will strength their efforts to convince federal and state officials that any new Mississippi River bridge to address the region's growing traffic needs happens in their…
GRAMERCY — The U.S. Coast Guard has suspended a 15-hour search for a tugboat crewman suspected of going overboard late Sunday night in the Mississippi River near St. James Parish.
Monday, May 15, 2017
Suspended state judge J. Robin Free has been harassing speed-enforcement officers with the West Baton Rouge Parish Sheriff's Office and threatening that he will investigate them when he returns to the bench next month, claims a high-ranking law en…
Sunday, May 14, 2017
Making a turn along U.S. 190 in Livonia soon might be a much less dangerous undertaking as the state moves forward with long overdue upgrades.
Saturday, May 13, 2017
Nearly two weeks after former Democratic State Sen. Troy Brown resigned from office in mid-February following his admissions of violence against women, Brown sounded the alarm on Facebook about what he saw as a distinct possibility in the coming s…
Friday, May 12, 2017
Early voting begins 8:30 a.m. Saturday to decide which of two Ascension Parish Democrats will replace Troy Brown as the state senator for parts of eight parishes along the Mississippi River and Bayou Lafourche.
Friday, May 12, 2017
ST. GABRIEL — The Louisiana Environmental Action Network is compiling a community-wide health assessment at the request of residents who say they fear industrial plants near their homes here are ruining their health and leading some to an early death.
Thursday, May 11, 2017
A West Baton Rouge Parish councilwoman is suing the city of Port Allen, its police chief and others over her arrest last year in which she was accused of using social media to threaten and intimidate her grandson's school bus driver.
Wednesday, May 10, 2017
PORT ALLEN — Martin Luther King Jr.'s historic dream of racial unity couldn't be realized Wednesday night in a City Council vote, split along racial lines, to rename a portion of a state highway that runs through the city in honor of the slain civ…
Tuesday, May 09, 2017
NEW ROADS — A recent Attorney General's opinion regarding Pointe Coupee Parish's new home rule charter was at the heart of a debate Tuesday night that sparked name-calling and squabbling among members of the Police Jury.
Monday, May 08, 2017
Wednesday, May 03, 2017
If state lawmakers want to see fewer inmates escape from work-release programs, they should tag them with more prison time, not electronic ankle bracelets, a spokesman for the West Baton Rouge Parish Sheriff's Office says.
Monday, May 01, 2017
PORT ALLEN — The state highway department lifted load limits Monday for the southbound La. 1 bridge over the Intracoastal Waterway after emergency repairs were finished and DOTD plans to have limits on the companion northbound bridge lifted by mid…
Saturday, April 29, 2017
Democrats Warren Harang III and Edward "Ed" Price were the top finishers in a 13-candidate race Saturday to replace former state Sen. Troy Brown and will square off in a runoff election May 27.
PLAQUEMINE — If it weren't for the railroad, this Iberville Parish city likely wouldn't have been the epicenter of commerce it was in the late 1800s.
Wednesday, April 26, 2017
The West Baton Rouge Parish Sheriff's Office on Wednesday had to capture yet another one of its work-release inmates who walked off from a job sit.
Tuesday, April 25, 2017
BRUSLY — A police officer recently resigned from the town's police department after showing up and losing her cool at a police call involving her brother.
Thursday, April 20, 2017
ST. GABRIEL — It was a "no" vote across the board from the City Council Thursday night on a zoning and variance request from a local chemical company hoping to expand its facility.
Wednesday, April 19, 2017
Louisiana State Police on Wednesday released the identity of a Plaquemine man fatally hit by a vehicle Monday night in Iberville Parish.
Tuesday, April 18, 2017
NEW ROADS — City leaders are using the opening of a name-brand chain hotel as the perfect opportunity to generate new revenue for economic development in one of New Roads' burgeoning business corridors.
Friday, April 14, 2017
The Dow Chemical Co. is launching a new mentoring program in Iberville Parish aimed at molding at-risk young black males into tomorrow's leaders.
Tuesday, April 11, 2017
NEW ROADS — Residents of flood-prone Pecan Acres weren’t buying what Pointe Coupee Parish was selling as a possible solution to their flooding problems at a meeting Tuesday night.
Monday, April 10, 2017
PLAQUEMINE — The Iberville Parish School Board on Monday approved redesign plans that will translate into major changes for the faculty and students at several of the district's C-graded schools.
Friday, April 07, 2017
NEW ROADS — The City Council has decided to allocate $60,000 to try to address a recent outbreak of petty thefts and other crimes by local teens.
Tuesday, April 04, 2017
Truck drivers carrying loads to many plants and businesses in West Baton Rouge and Iberville parishes can no longer zip along La. 1 — at least for now — creating a logistical nightmare for industry and government officials.
Monday, April 03, 2017
ADDIS — The Church Academy, a private Christian school, is expanding into West Baton Rouge Parish in the fall and is trying to fill the last remaining spots in its inaugural class.
Sunday, April 02, 2017
A recent report on disciplinary issues in Pointe Coupee Parish schools put a spotlight on a vexing problem for many schools throughout the region: cellphones in classrooms.
Friday, March 31, 2017
A new report on discipline and absenteeism in the Pointe Coupee Parish School System has school officials exploring strategies to address those problems as they seek to boost the district’s academic performance scores.
Thursday, March 30, 2017
An inmate at Elayn Hunt Correctional Center in St. Gabriel who was hospitalized after being stabbed by another offender last week died Thursday around 8 p.m., Department of Public Safety and Corrections Communications Director Ken Pastorick said.
The Louisiana Department of Transportation and Development has lowered the load limit for vehicles using the La. 1 Intracoastal Waterway Bridge in Port Allen.
Wednesday, March 29, 2017
A 27-year-old Baton Rouge man was awarded $37.1 million from an Iberville Parish jury after losing his leg four years ago in a work-related accident at a chemical plant near St. Gabriel.
Monday, March 27, 2017
Two fatal crashes early Monday, one in East Baton Rouge Parish and one in Iberville Parish, capped a deadly weekend on the roadways across Louisiana that left a total of 15 people dead, including seven killed in the capital region.
Thursday, March 23, 2017
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.
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.
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.