Friday, December 02, 2016
DOW Chemical spokeswoman Stacey Chiasson said they were in the process of restoring power to the plant as of 5:45 p.m. which she said will help the company stop the leak. No injuries have been reported, she said, and everyone in the plant is accounted for.
Tuesday, November 29, 2016
Authorities have captured the second man they suspect was involved in a shooting outside a Port Allen video poker truck stop last week.
Monday, November 28, 2016
A state corrections cadet was arrested Monday on allegations she pulled a gun and threatened to shoot a fellow cadet in the parking lot outside a former juvenile corrections facility in Baker where she worked, authorities said.
Saturday, November 26, 2016
A pedestrian hit by a pickup truck and an SUV on La. 415 in Port Allen Saturday evening was hospitalized with serious injuries, police said.
Friday, November 25, 2016
West Baton Rouge Parish Sheriff’s deputies captured one suspect Friday night, but were still searching for another in a sugarcane field east of a truck stop casino where they allegedly shot a man.
Friday, November 18, 2016
Wednesday, November 16, 2016
An energy company's payout to workers injured in the 2013 explosion at the Williams Olefins Geismar plant reached nearly $30 million this week following a jury's verdict in a second trial related to the disaster.
A man who suffers from early dementia was back home in Tucson, Ariz., after he accidentally drove 1,300 miles to Louisiana, where he was found Monday at a Port Allen convenience store, KVOA-TV in Tucson reported.
Saturday, November 12, 2016
Pointe Coupee Parish leaders say the overwhelming approval of a proposed home rule charter on Tuesday sets the stage for a more efficient and accountable government.
Friday, November 11, 2016
The three men Pointe Coupee Parish authorities were looking for overnight in connection with a double shooting near an elementary school in Maringouin were arrested and booked in the parish jail Friday.
Thursday, November 10, 2016
Pointe Coupee Parish residents have no reason to be alarmed by the hundreds of thousands of dead fish that washed ashore last month, and again this week, in False River, officials from the state Department of Wildlife and Fisheries say.
MARINGOUIN — Two men were wounded in a double shooting Thursday near an elementary school in what appears to have been a drug deal gone bad, the Pointe Coupee Parish Sheriff's Office reported.
Wednesday, November 09, 2016
With a solid margin amid strong turnout, Pointe Coupee Parish voters bucked the opposition of some their elected leaders and threw out the old police jury form of government for a parish council and parish president, complete but unofficial electi…
Tuesday, November 08, 2016
LIVONIA — Pointe Coupee Parish officials say they're hopeful the state can cobble together the money to create safer turning options to reduce fatal crashes along a stretch of U.S. 190.
Thursday, November 03, 2016
Two more elected officials in Pointe Coupee Parish released statements Thursday voicing their staunch opposition to the proposed home rule charter coming up for voter approval next week.
Wednesday, November 02, 2016
Iberville Parish Sheriff Brett Stassi said Wednesday investigators believe the human bones found earlier this week belong to a male between the age of 35 and 55.
Monday, October 31, 2016
WHITE CASTLE — An audit report released Monday says the town overcharged residents for natural gas by approximately $90,000 in 2015 and failed to collect past due utility balances from several top officials, including the mayor.
Thursday, October 27, 2016
With the assistance of a documentary film crew, informants wearing wires and old-fashioned detective work, the Iberville Parish Sheriff's Office on Thursday arrested a suspect in two separate cold-case killings -- one of which has haunted the de…
Tuesday, October 25, 2016
Monday, October 24, 2016
It's the day boys and ghouls wait for all year. Baton Rouge area parishes have announced trick-or-treat hours for Monday, Oct. 31.
FALSE RIVER — Officials say a cold front is responsible for tens of thousands of dead fish washing up along the banks of the False River in Louisiana.
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.
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.