A Port Barre man was arrested Sunday in Pointe Coupee Parish, accused in a crime spree that included a home invasion and kidnapping in the Three Mile Lake community, armed robbery, another home invasion in Livonia, and attempted murder of five peo…
Sunday, August 20, 2017
PLAQUEMINE — The city is giving residents an opportunity to weigh in on a proposed ferry landing and walking/bike trail near downtown Plaquemine — a project the mayor says will serve as the springboard for a multiphase revamp of the city's Mississ…
Wednesday, August 16, 2017
A 21-year-old Ventress man accused of shooting a man whose truck he tried to steal was booked into the West Baton Rouge Parish jail Wednesday on a count of attempted first-degree murder.
Tuesday, August 15, 2017
The Iberville Parish Jail is closing for eight weeks starting Friday for upgrades to its air conditioning system and showers, Sheriff Brett Stassi announced Tuesday.
Monday, August 07, 2017
ST. JAMES — The proposed Bayou Bridge Pipeline takes another step on its long regulatory path this week as the St. James Parish Council is expected to decide on the land use approval for the final leg of the controversial 162-mile crude oil line.
Sunday, August 06, 2017
The latest salvo in the debate between the Pointe Coupee Parish Police Jury and Sheriff Bud Torres over funding day-to-day operations at the parish jail brought a rebuff from the police jury's attorney to Torres' request that the parish pay the sa…
Friday, August 04, 2017
DONALDSONVILLE — A Plaquemine man was thrown from his car mid-morning Friday and killed after he crashed into a pickup truck at a highway intersection in western Ascension Parish, State Police said.
Wednesday, August 02, 2017
PORT ALLEN — The former assistant warden at the West Baton Rouge Parish Jail has been arrested on allegations he attacked his wife in their Port Allen home Tuesday night.
Sunday, July 30, 2017
PLAQUEMINE — Officials are digging into what caused a pipe at Shintech’s Iberville Parish facility to rupture Saturday afternoon and briefly spew harmful chemicals.
Saturday, July 29, 2017
The Pointe Coupee Parish Police Jury and Sheriff Bud Torres are locked in a battle about who should pay for deputies who work at the jail.
Tuesday, July 25, 2017
NEW ROADS — The Pointe Coupee Parish Police Jury is hoping state and local leaders can convince lending agencies holding the mortgages for residents living in a flood-prone area to suspend their monthly payments for at least six months.
Tuesday, July 25, 2017
An Iberville sheriff's deputy sustained minor injuries Tuesday evening after his vehicle and an ambulance crashed at an intersection in Plaquemine, both responding to the same incident, said Louisiana State Police spokesman Master Trooper Byran Lee.
Monday, July 24, 2017
Friday, July 21, 2017
A state district court judge has rejected a motion by attorneys for New Roads Mayor Robert Myer that sought dismissal of two charges against him related to the alleged misuse of city-issued credit cards.
Thursday, July 20, 2017
ST. GABRIEL — The City Council on Thursday voted to block another chemical company from possibly expanding its operation into the city limits.
Wednesday, July 19, 2017
WHITE CASTLE — An audit that flagged questionable spending of taxpayer money has prompted an investigation of this Iberville Parish town’s financial practices.
Wednesday, July 12, 2017
BRUSLY — A man police say was high on drugs is accused of holding his 75-year-old grandmother captive in her home for nearly 14 hours and physically assaulting and threatening to kill her and himself with a kitchen knife.
Tuesday, July 11, 2017
NEW ROADS — Homeowners along False River will have to adhere to new parish regulations if they want to build retaining walls and erosion prevention structures to protect their properties along the oxbow lake.
NEW ROADS — A state district court judge on Tuesday denied all but one pretrial motion filed by defense attorneys for New Roads Mayor Robert Myer, who's facing multiple counts of malfeasance in office and abuse of power for alleged misuse of a cit…
Retired Judge Edward "Jimmy" Gaidry has been named to fill on an interim basis the seat on the 18th Judicial District Court left vacant by the retirement of former Judge Robin Free.
Thursday, July 06, 2017
PORT ALLEN — A traffic stop along Interstate 10 Thursday morning resulted in the arrest of four men suspected of drug trafficking, according to the Louisiana State Police.
Tuesday, July 04, 2017
Sunday, July 02, 2017
Plaquemine police have arrested two people accused of leaving a man who overdosed on narcotics alone overnight in his apartment bathtub, where he died after a drug-fueled bender that began Friday night.
Saturday, July 01, 2017
ST. GABRIEL — An industrial facility at the center of controversy over a planned expansion is facing further legal action by an environmental group that worked to block those plans.
CONVENT — District Attorney Ricky Babin, who has had a hand in the ongoing prosecutions of two parish presidents in his jurisdiction made it clear to St. James Parish officials and just about everyone else that he'll be making the decisions about …
Friday, June 30, 2017
PRAIRIEVILLE - The body of a 19-year-old Port Allen man missing since June 24 was found in his vehicle that was submerged in a drainage ditch along Interstate 10, west of La. 73 in Ascension Parish on Friday, State Police said.
Tuesday, June 27, 2017
NEW ROADS — The Pointe Coupee Parish Police Jury is firing off letters to state leaders and the railroad company that has decided to double the rate of speed its trains travel through the city.
Monday, June 26, 2017
It appears state District Judge J. Robin Free will continue his job with Iberville Parish government following his impending retirement from the bench.
Saturday, June 24, 2017
Hoping to improve water quality in False River, Pointe Coupee Parish leaders are exploring regulating how retaining walls and erosion prevention structures along the oxbow lake’s shorelines are built.
Friday, June 23, 2017
Embattled state District Judge J. Robin Free resigned Friday, just three weeks before he was set to return to the bench after a yearlong suspension.
Tuesday, June 20, 2017
NEW ROADS — The City Council Tuesday night unanimously entered into an agreement with the state and a railroad company for nearly $3 million worth of upgrades to railroad crossings in the city.
PORT ALLEN — Mayor Richard Lee said he was unaware of a state law prohibition that will nullify his two tie-breaking votes when the City Council deadlocked over proposed ordinances to raise utility rates.
Saturday, June 17, 2017
A dispute between the Pointe Coupee Parish Police Jury and a contractor who jurors accuse of doing shoddy work on more than 30 roads could soon be headed for court.
Friday, June 16, 2017
Plaquemine Mayor Ed Reeves hasn’t given up on his effort to obtain a “quiet zone” status for his city that would prohibit trains traveling through from sounding their horns. But he’s making a significant change in the wake of a public outcry over …
Wednesday, June 14, 2017
PLAQUEMINE — Mayor Ed Reeves' efforts to silence the ear-piercing horns from the trains that barrel through his town nearly every hour of every day may have been derailed Wednesday night due to the outpouring of opposition residents expressed at h…
Tuesday, June 13, 2017
NEW ROADS — Pointe Coupee Parish Juror Cornell Dukes Tuesday night reiterated his concerns to fellow jurors over a railroad company's recent decision to double the rate of speed its trains will travel through New Roads.
Monday, June 12, 2017
West Baton Rouge first- and second-graders put their creative skills to the test Monday, making stop-motion animation videos on the first day of a two-day STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Art and Math) Camp at Port Allen High School. A STE…
Saturday, June 10, 2017
PLAQUEMINE — Residents soon will get a chance to weigh in on a project near and dear to Mayor Ed Reeves' heart — establishing a quiet zone that would prevent trains from blaring ear-piercing horns during their frequent treks through town.
Friday, June 09, 2017
NEW ROADS — A railroad company's recent announcement that it's doubling the rate of speed their trains travel through New Roads is getting polarizing reactions from elected officials.
Wednesday, June 07, 2017
PORT ALLEN — The City Council is considering a 10 percent rate increase for water, sewer and gas services for both residents and commercial businesses.
Monday, June 05, 2017
Assumption Parish Sheriff Leland Falcon advised the public Monday not to enter flooded parts of the parish by car or boat unless "it's absolutely necessary."
Saturday, June 03, 2017
GRAMERCY — More than six months after the old Noranda Alumina plant emerged from federal bankruptcy reorganization, the plant's new owners are seeking state authority to become the largest emitter of mercury into Louisiana's skies, according to fe…
Friday, June 02, 2017
The mother of two children whose father died during an intense confrontation with several Plaquemine police officers a year ago has filed a $6 million federal lawsuit against the city, police chief and the police department.
Sunday, May 28, 2017
PORT ALLEN — Residents and local businesses likely will pay a little more for water, sewer and gas beginning this summer if the City Council imposes proposed rate increases recommended by Mayor Richard Lee's administration.
Tuesday, May 23, 2017
NEW ROADS — The Pointe Coupee Parish Police Jury on Tuesday approved a drawdown schedule for False River which locks in place another human-induced manipulation of the lake's water level for later this year, and future drawdowns every three years …
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…