There's much the two men hoping to serve as Port Allen's mayor for the next four years have in common when it comes to their visions for the city.
Friday, October 21, 2016
Wednesday, October 19, 2016
A federal agency issued a scathing report Wednesday that highlighted poor safety practices at the Williams Olefins plant in Geismar, where two people were killed and dozens of others injured in a June 2013 explosion.
Tuesday, October 18, 2016
LIVONIA — Town officials say the recent five-vehicle crash that killed a 49-year-old man and sent four others to the hospital reinforces their claim that dedicated turning lanes are needed along a stretch of U.S. 190 in Pointe Coupee Parish.
Sunday, October 16, 2016
NEW ORLEANS (AP) — The Chemical Safety and Hazard Investigation Board is going to be releasing its final report on the 2013 explosion at a plant in Geismar that killed two people.
Friday, October 14, 2016
LIVONIA — One person was killed Friday and four others injured, including two children, after a five-vehicle, chain-reaction crash on U.S. 190 in Livonia, the town police chief said.
Thursday, October 13, 2016
A state district court judge temporarily removed from the bench on misconduct counts managed to quickly bounce back from his year-long suspension with a new job with Iberville Parish government.
Tuesday, October 11, 2016
NEW ROADS — Pointe Coupee police jurors on Tuesday discussed doubling a monthly drainage impact fee assessed parish residents from $2.50 to $5 a month and debated reducing trash pickup from twice a week to once a week.
Friday, October 07, 2016
The Pointe Coupee Parish Police Jury this week will reconsider removing the sunset clause from its controversial drainage impact fee ordinance as well as entertain the notion of scaling back on residential trash pick-up as 2017 budget talks begin.
Friday, September 30, 2016
When the Pointe Coupee Parish Policy Jury told residents recently not to use private boat launches on False River until water levels were safe, the directive carried no real legal weight because the jury lacked authority to enforce the prohibition.
Friday, September 30, 2016
PLAQUEMINE — A 56-year-old Brusly man was killed early Friday morning while attempting to cross a two-lane highway near La. 1 in Iberville Parish, State Police reported.
Thursday, September 29, 2016
West Baton Rouge Parish Sheriff's Deputy Donna LeBlanc and her daughter Carli LeBlanc will be laid to rest Saturday after visitation at the Brusly High School gym and religious services.
Wednesday, September 28, 2016
GLYNN -- It remained a mystery Wednesday what sparked the argument leading to the fatal shootings of West Baton Rouge Parish Sheriff's Deputy Donna LeBlanc and her 20-year-old daughter at the hands of their neighbor Gregory Phillips, who turned th…
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 …
Monday, September 26, 2016
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…
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.
Monday, September 19, 2016
Last month's devastating floods could mean an uptick in the West Baton Rouge housing market if flood victims look to replant roots on drier land.
Saturday, September 10, 2016
Georgetown University has been asked to help raise $1 billion to support the educational aspirations of slave descendants who recently learned of their families' historical connection to the Washington D.C.-based university.
Thursday, September 08, 2016
NEW ROADS — Residents of a Pointe Coupee Parish community prone to flooding were encouraged Thursday night to apply for the state's new Shelter at Home program as they try to restore their lives following last month's devastating floods.
Wednesday, September 07, 2016
PLAQUEMINE — Attorneys representing four of the men injured in the 2013 Geismar explosion alleged in court Wednesday that high-ranking officials with Williams Olefins, its parent companies and key management at the facility had for seven years ign…
Tuesday, September 06, 2016
West Baton Rouge Sheriff Mike Cazes said he fired a jail employee last week after an internal investigation determined the jailer sexually harassed a coworker.
Thursday, September 01, 2016
As the Labor Day weekend approaches, one popular recreational pasttime for some residents -- boating on False River -- won't be an option.
Some black students from Louisiana could be in line for preferential admission to Georgetown University and possible financial assistance as the Washington, D.C.-based university seeks to address issues related to its involvement in the American s…
Tuesday, August 30, 2016
Baton Rouge Community College is offering an intense, two-semester medical assistant program at its Plaquemine campus to serve residents of West Baton Rouge and Iberville parishes.
Monday, August 29, 2016
NEW ROADS — Like thousands of other households across the region, residents in a quaint Pointe Coupee Parish community have gutted their houses and must now figure out how they will replace what they've lost after their homes were inundated with w…
Friday, August 26, 2016
BLUFF ROAD — Living along the eastern edge of the Bluff Swamp and Spanish Lake Basin, Ronald Braud and his Ridge Road neighbors, as well as residents in Iberville Parish, have been waiting for the water to drop in the big swampland for more than a…
PORT ALLEN — The torrential rains that sparked historic flooding through much of the region two weeks ago also forced city leaders to confront a problem that has been bubbling beneath the surface of one subdivision for far too long.
Saturday, August 20, 2016
A Zachary man died Saturday afternoon after a van rear-ended his car and pushed it into a pickup truck that was stopped in front of him, State Police said.
Trey Poirrier and Jerry Gravois stood in waist-deep floodwater near the St. Amant Fire Department Monday morning trying, unsuccessfully, to reach a relative’s waterlogged home.
Port Allen – A Plaquemine man who was walking across the La. 190 Mississippi River bridge was killed early Saturday when he was struck by a drunken driver, State Police said.
Friday, August 19, 2016
NEW ROADS — A 16-year-old Morganza teen was killed Thursday afternoon after his older brother crashed head-on into another vehicle, State Police reported Friday.
Saturday, August 13, 2016
Thursday, August 11, 2016
PLAQUEMINE - An Iberville Parish sheriff's deputy responding to a domestic disturbance on Thursday shot and wounded a man the sheriff says pulled a weapon on the deputy and and two other officers at the scene.
Wednesday, August 10, 2016
The start of a new school year is always exciting for students, but there was more excitement than usual for some when schools opened in Pointe Coupee Parish on Wednesday.
Tuesday, August 09, 2016
NEW ROADS — At his first city council meeting since his indictment, Mayor Robert Myer denied any wrongdoing in the allegations he misused a city-issued credit card.
Monday, August 08, 2016
PLAQUEMINE — The Iberville Parish School Board on Monday night unanimously approved a three-year contract for the district's new superintendent, Arthur Joffrion.
Saturday, August 06, 2016
The West Baton Rouge Parish School Board has called a special election in December for voters to decide whether to approve two tax propositions to help the district fund teacher pay raises and improve facilities.
NEW ROADS — Leaders and residents of the Pointe Coupee Parish city are once again working to get out from under a cloud of controversy following the indictment of Mayor Robert Myer on 10 felony counts linked to the personal use of a city-issued cr…
Wednesday, August 03, 2016
NEW ROADS — New Roads Mayor Robert Myer was indicted Wednesday on multiple counts of malfeasance in office and a count of abuse of power on allegations he used a city-issued credit card for personal use and allowed the city's former finance direct…
Tuesday, August 02, 2016
NEW ROADS — Local and state officials this fall plan to address one of the major contributing factors to the 20-year decline of False River by trying to reduce the amount of sediment draining into the oxbow lake from adjoining tributaries.
Monday, August 01, 2016
VENTRESS — A 29-year-old New Roads man was pronounced dead at the scene of a two-vehicle crash Sunday night after he lost control of his vehicle and crashed head-on into another, State Police said Monday.
Friday, July 29, 2016
Subpoenas were sent out this week to several department heads and city councilmen with the city of New Roads mandating they appear before a grand jury investigating claims against Mayor Robert Myer and the city's former finance director.
Tuesday, July 26, 2016
PLAQUEMINE — The Iberville Parish School Board ended its search for the district's next schools superintendent with a unanimous decision to offer the spot to Arthur Joffrion Jr. following a second round of interviews.
Saturday, July 23, 2016
A new superintendent for the Iberville Parish school system could be named early this week when the School Board meets in special session to interview its top two finalists for the position.
Friday, July 22, 2016
A Pointe Coupee Parish grand jury on Friday declined to indict a 25-year-old Batchelor man who was facing a manslaughter charge for fatally shooting the man who had threatened to kill his fiancée's sister.
Thursday, July 21, 2016
PORT ALLEN - A 27-year-old man who wasn't wearing his seat belt died Thursday morning in a single-vehicle crash in West Baton Rouge Parish, according to the Louisiana State Police.
Wednesday, July 20, 2016
PLAQUEMINE — The Iberville Parish Courthouse is shutting down for about 12 days beginning Tuesday as contractors make $3.1 million in upgrades to the building's air conditioning system.