Wednesday, May 16, 2018
BRUSLY — Graduating seniors in West Baton Rouge Parish donned their caps and gowns and marched down the halls of their old elementary and middle schools this week, reconnecting with former teachers who inspired them and hoping to do some inspiring…
An East Baton Rouge Parish landowner wants Ascension and Iberville parishes to compensate him for losses he says he incurred as a result of emergency steps taken in August 2016 to alleviate flooding in the Spanish Lake area.
Friday, May 11, 2018
Four fallen Louisiana National Guardsmen from the New Roads area are being recognized and honored with a memorial statue that's now housed at their combat team's armory in New Roads.
Wednesday, May 09, 2018
Monday, May 07, 2018
Monday, May 07, 2018
BRUSLY — The elderly couple killed in a fire this weekend were identified Monday by the West Baton Rouge Parish Corner's Office as Lionel Odom Sr. and Deloris Odom.
Sunday, May 06, 2018
Speed is suspected to be a factor in a single-vehicle crash that killed a 40-year-old New Roads man late Saturday, according to Louisiana State Police.
Friday, May 04, 2018
A recent rash of gun violence has Iberville Parish Sheriff Brett Stassi beefing up patrols in an area of the parish where most of the shootings have occurred and where residents are being the least cooperative with police.
Wednesday, May 02, 2018
A Morgan City native working as a critical care paramedic in Port Allen was awarded the Acadian Ambulance Capital Region Paramedic of the Year title on Wednesday.
Saturday, April 28, 2018
A month after the dedication of two cemeteries in Ascension Parish that contain as many as 1,000 unmarked slave graves, the Legislature is taking steps to preserve and protect such sites in Louisiana.
Sunday, April 22, 2018
PORT ALLEN — March 29 started out as a day brimming with hope for the Huggins family as they continued the next leg of their three-day journey from California to Florida, where dad Jeremiah Huggins had accepted a new job.
Friday, April 20, 2018
PORT ALLEN — The two candidates left standing for the April 28 runoff election for an open seat on the 18th Judicial District Court are each stressing their resumes and community ties as they try to convince voters they are the best person for the job.
Wednesday, April 18, 2018
An inmate who walked off from his job with the West Baton Rouge Parish's work-release program — the sixth escapee in just over a year's time — was caught Wednesday by the St. Mary Parish Sheriff's Office after crashing a vehicle in Amelia, authori…
The Iberville Parish School System is looking to revamp its flailing science, technology, engineering and mathematics academy which has had disappointing student enrollment numbers since it was implemented three years ago.
Tuesday, April 17, 2018
The man suspected of pulling the trigger in a fatal shooting in Plaquemine early Saturday was arrested Tuesday.
Friday, April 13, 2018
A bill gaining traction in the state Legislature aims to tackle the Baton Rouge metro area’s traffic quandary by getting officials from the region together to come up with solutions — most notably how and where to build a new bridge across the Mis…
Thursday, April 12, 2018
A 19-year-old Sorrento man has been arrested in the fatal shooting earlier this month of a man at a birthday party in White Castle, the Iberville Parish Sheriff's Office reported Thursday.
Tuesday, April 10, 2018
The Pointe Coupee Parish Sheriff's Office is trying to figure out who posted a doctored photo that went viral on social media Monday night threatening another mass shooting at a local high school.
Saturday, April 07, 2018
MORGANZA — There was time when Inez Serio-LeCoq could buy all the items on her mother's grocery list from any number of stores and local businesses dotting a one-mile stretch of La. 1 in this close-knit Pointe Coupee Parish town.
Friday, April 06, 2018
BRUSLY — Rod Prejean, a former two-term mayor of Brusly, local businessman and coach, will be laid to rest Saturday following his death at age 85.
Wednesday, April 04, 2018
PORT ALLEN — A woman was killed and a man with her was seriously injured after they were struck by a vehicle as they crossed a highway in West Baton Rouge Parish late Wednesday, according to Louisiana State Police.
Monday, April 02, 2018
Efforts to designate a more than 300-mile bike route through south Louisiana are gaining some traction.
Saturday, March 31, 2018
OSCAR — The waters have been more than a little choppy these past two years for the Pelican Yacht Club.
Thursday, March 29, 2018
PORT ALLEN — A man was killed in a traffic crash Thursday night on Interstate 10 East in West Baton Rouge Parish while moving his family from California to Florida, said Sheriff's Office Traffic Commander Lt. Ken Albarez.
Tuesday, March 27, 2018
NEW ROADS — The elections to select Pointe Coupee Parish's first parish president and the eight representatives who will make up the new Parish Council is happening Nov. 6.
Saturday, March 24, 2018
Republican Tom McCormick and no party candidate Tonya Smith Lurry were the two top vote getters in Saturday's primary election for a seat on the 18th Judicial District Court and will square off in an April 28 runoff election, according to complete…
Friday, March 23, 2018
Pointe Coupee Parish school officials said Friday they could only afford to give teachers a $950 annual pay increase rather than the $5,000 increase they planned to give them if voters had approved a 2016 property tax.
Wednesday, March 21, 2018
VACHERIE — After recently completing the purchase of farmland and small lots once proposed for the controversial Petroplex tank farm, the Port of South Louisiana has plans to file a lawsuit asking a judge to declare its properties not subject to S…
Monday, March 19, 2018
BRUSLY — Town officials and the West Baton Rouge Parish Sheriff's Office have launched parallel investigations into more than $50,000 of missing traffic fine revenue.
LIVONIA — A man who was not wearing a seat belt was killed Monday morning in a three-vehicle crash along U.S. 190, according to Louisiana State Police.
Saturday, March 17, 2018
The five lawyers vying for the Division B judge's seat in the 18th Judicial District Court say their backgrounds and knowledge of the legal system gives them the acumen it will take to best serve on the bench.
DONALDSONVILLE — A towboat pulling an empty barge capsized Friday night and sank, forcing the closure of a four-mile stretch of the Mississippi River for 12 hours Saturday, the U.S. Coast Guard said.
Friday, March 16, 2018
BRUSLY — A West Baton Rouge Parish elementary school accused of false imprisonment and cruelty to juveniles won’t face criminal prosecution because her conduct didn’t rise to the level to warrant it, prosecutors said Friday.
Tuesday, March 13, 2018
NEW ROADS — There was a sense of déjà vu during Tuesday night's Pointe Coupee Parish Police Jury meeting as parish leaders revisited a debate over the pending home rule charter for nearly an hour before ultimately killing a motion seeking to chall…
Wednesday, March 07, 2018
PORT ALLEN — The future for the nearly 90-year-old, dilapidated D'Agostino building that once served as the cornerstone of downtown business doesn't have to look so bleak, said the executive director of a historic preservation organization.
Tuesday, March 06, 2018
State and regional planning officials unveiled a new push Tuesday to get commuters to try carpooling, transit and other alternative means of getting back and forth to work as major I-10 upgrades loom.
Friday, March 02, 2018
BRUSLY — An elementary school teacher here is accused of false imprisonment and cruelty to juveniles over an incident last month in which she was accused of manhandling a female student, then barring the rest of the class from leaving her classroo…
Three deputies with the Pointe Coupee Parish Sheriff's Office have been suspended without pay following an internal investigation into a two-vehicle crash on Mardi Gras night caused by a 25-year-old man suspected of driving under the influence who…
Thursday, March 01, 2018
A Pointe Coupee Parish police juror made a pitch this week for changing how the parish handles residential waste collection, claiming that the parish could save nearly $90,000 a year by doing it themselves rather than using a private contractor.
Wednesday, February 21, 2018
A Baton Rouge man wanted in the Feb. 10 fatal shooting of a 26-year-old Maringouin man has been caught by members of the Louisiana State Police Fugitive Task Force, Sheriff Brett Stassi said Wednesday.
Sunday, February 18, 2018
PORT ALLEN — A West Baton Rouge Parish Sheriff's deputy who was fatally gunned down by her neighbor, who also killed the deputy's 20-year-old daughter before turning the gun on himself, could be getting a portion of a state highway named in her honor.
Friday, February 16, 2018
An internal investigation has been launched into a rookie Pointe Coupee deputy’s failure to administer a blood-alcohol test to a driver who crashed into the back of another vehicle along U.S. 190 Mardi Gras night, Sheriff Bud Torres said Friday.
Tuesday, February 13, 2018
PORT ALLEN — The city's issuance of a demolition permit for a building that has stood downtown for nearly 90 years is being questioned by some council members who view it as a cornerstone of any hopes to revitalize Port Allen's historic business …
Sunday, February 11, 2018
Looking to tap into the video surveillance cameras installed on the exteriors of homes and businesses, the West Baton Rouge Sheriff's Office is launching a voluntary program called Citizens Active Against Crime.