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.
Saturday, March 17, 2018
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…
Friday, March 02, 2018
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.
Tuesday, February 06, 2018
PLAQUEMINE — The investigation into the fatal shooting of a 17 year old as he was allegedly trying to pull off an armed robbery on Super Bowl night has led to two arrests, Iberville Parish Sheriff's Office announced Tuesday.
Monday, February 05, 2018
PLAQUEMINE — Investigators on Monday were still piecing together details surrounding the fatal shooting of a 17-year-old male who was with a group of people trying to rob some gamblers outside a mobile home on Super Bowl night, authorities said.
NAPOLEONVILLE — Assumption Parish sheriff's deputies arrested a Donaldsonville man Sunday on a second-degree murder count in the November overdose death of a West Baton Rouge Parish woman.
Sunday, February 04, 2018
A Port Allen High athletics volunteer has been arrested and accused of felony carnal knowledge of a juvenile and five counts indecent behavior, according to a news release late Sunday from West Baton Rouge Parish Sheriff Mike Cazes.
The Atchafalaya Basin Levee District board is temporarily backing off from approving construction for bike paths and/or walking trails along the Mississippi River levee system — at least until officials can strengthen some of the language in its c…
Tuesday, January 23, 2018
NEW ROADS — The Pointe Coupee Parish Police Jury agreed Tuesday to set aside $2,500 for a fund to help the parish's elderly buy electric space heaters in the event of future cold snaps.
Wednesday, January 17, 2018
NEW ROADS — The overnight freeze that saw temperatures plunge into the teens claimed the life of an 84-year-old man and sent his wife to the hospital Wednesday morning.
Monday, January 15, 2018
GEISMAR — Crews worked Sunday and Monday to restore electrical power in east Ascension Parish and natural gas service in Iberville Parish after an underground natural gas line ruptured early Sunday afternoon, causing an explosion and fire.
PORT ALLEN — The city commemorated what would have been the 89th birthday for Martin Luther King Jr. on Monday by hosting a dedication ceremony for the renaming of La. 1 in honor of the slain Civil Rights leader.
Saturday, January 13, 2018
Georgetown University plans a series of in-person meetings in Louisiana and other parts of the country with descendants of the 272 slaves that were sold by the Washington D.C.-based school in 1838 to raise money to prevent it from closing.
Friday, January 12, 2018
ERWINVILLE — The West Baton Rouge Parish Sheriff's Office on Friday identified the suspect arrested in their investigation of the alleged kidnapping and rape of an East Baton Rouge Parish woman.
Thursday, January 11, 2018
ERWINVILLE — Investigators with the West Baton Rouge Parish Sheriff's Office were working with East Baton Rouge Parish detectives Friday to piece together details of the alleged kidnapping and rape of a woman early Thursday.
Tuesday, January 09, 2018
NEW ROADS — The final chapter of former Mayor Robert Myer's misuse of city credit cards was written Tuesday with his sentencing in the scandal that ended his tenure as the city's top official.
Monday, January 08, 2018
A video that is being heavily circulated on social media depicting animal cruelty at the hands of a possible juvenile has gotten the attention of authorities who announced Monday they're trying identify the people involved.
Sunday, January 07, 2018
PLAQUEMINE — Mayor Ed Reeves said he won't make the mistake that got West Baton Rouge Parish tangled up in a legal battle related to ongoing efforts to build a proposed walking and bike trail along the Mississippi River front near downtown.
Friday, January 05, 2018
NEW ROADS — Mayor Anthony Daisy announced this week recipients of the city's annual Community Impact Awards, which recognizes notable "people of action" in the community.
Tuesday, January 02, 2018
The three-day candidate qualifying period kicks off Wednesday for a pair of seats on the 18th and 19th Judicial District Court benches.
Monday, January 01, 2018
Something unexpected happened when Iberville Parish Sheriff Brett Stassi opened his agency's doors to a Hollywood camera crew looking to film a true-crime reality show about investigations into unsolved murders.
Sunday, December 24, 2017
NEW ROADS — This holiday season could mark the last Christmas Lisha Gremillion calls Pecan Acres home.
Saturday, December 23, 2017
West Baton Rouge Parish leaders have embraced a new plan for development they hope will improve the daily lives of residents across the river from Louisiana’s capital city while also easing traffic snarls that bedevil the parish.
Friday, December 22, 2017
Thursday, December 21, 2017
PLAQUEMINE — Two more students of Iberville Parish's Math, Science and Arts Academy-West campus have been arrested in connection with a photo posted on social media last week of an eighth grade student holding a gun and threatening violence at the…
Monday, December 18, 2017
The Iberville Parish Sheriff's Office on Monday announced the arrest of the 34-year-old man they suspect pulled off three armed robberies overnight last week in three parishes.
Nothing more touching than a dad greeting his child after a long day of school. Even better if he's dressed as a T-Rex and chases her good-naturedly into the house.
Sunday, December 17, 2017
West Baton Rouge Parish now has all of its ducks in a row for a court fight to clarify the parish government's authority to build a 5-mile recreational trail and bike path on the Mississippi River levee.
Thursday, December 14, 2017
PLAQUEMINE — A photo an eighth grade Iberville Parish student posted on social media of himself wearing a bandana over his face and brandishing a gun led to his arrest Thursday and he is likely to be expelled, authorities said.
Wednesday, December 13, 2017
The Iberville Parish Sheriff's Office is asking the public to help investigators identify and capture a man who robbed three convenience stores in three parishes overnight Wednesday.
Tuesday, December 12, 2017
PORT ALLEN — The West Baton Rouge Parish School Board appears to have solved its recent turmoil over what to name a new school set for construction in the Erwinville area.
Sunday, December 10, 2017
The Iberville Parish School Board could give high school students the freedom to attend any school they want in the district, regardless of where they live, through the implementation of an open enrollment policy.
The body of 48-year-old Malcolm Perera, of Bayou Pigeon, was recovered from Little Bayou Pigeon about 9:30 a.m. Saturday after a boating incident Friday in Iberville Parish, according to the Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries.
Wednesday, December 06, 2017
PORT ALLEN — Mayor Richard Lee says it's time the city seriously consider building a new wastewater treatment facility because it's no longer financially sensible to make repairs to Port Allen's current sewage plant.
Sunday, December 03, 2017
A 63-year-old Opelousas man died in a crash Sunday on US 190 west of LA 413 in Pointe Coupee Parish near the West Baton Rouge parish line, according to Louisiana State Police
Friday, December 01, 2017
PLAQUEMINE — Shintech Louisiana's proposed $1.5 billion expansion of its Iberville Parish facility has Reggie Troxclair feeling squeezed.