NEW ROADS — The Pointe Coupee Parish Police Jury has appointed the widower of longtime Juror Melanie Bueche to fill the remainder of her term.
Tuesday, November 14, 2017
Monday, November 13, 2017
PORT ALLEN — There's a chance West Baton Rouge Parish won't be able to complete its 5-mile recreational trail and bike path along the Mississippi River levee after a state district court judge on Monday sided with landowners challenging the parish…
Wednesday, November 08, 2017
PORT ALLEN — An attempt to protect the stately oak trees on Whitehead Boulevard that had sparked talk of racial and economic insensitivity was finally successful Wednesday when the City Council agreed to prohibit parking under the oaks.
Wednesday, November 08, 2017
U.S. Department of Agriculture Farm Service Agency Executive Director Reginald Ellis in East Feliciana, West Feliciana and East Baton Rouge parishes is asking farmers to pay close attention to the upcoming acreage reporting dates.
Tuesday, November 07, 2017
Saturday, November 04, 2017
PORT ALLEN — A racially-charged squabble has broken out over an effort to have the city install "No Parking" signs along a street in one of Port Allen's more affluent subdivisions.
Thursday, November 02, 2017
The longtime president of the Pointe Coupee Parish police jury and first woman to serve on that legislative body died of cancer early Thursday.
PORT ALLEN – A 28-year-old man who found shot to death in the closet of his home on Burbridge Street early Thursday is the city’s first homicide victim in four years, authorities said.
Wednesday, November 01, 2017
NEW ROADS — The City Council chose one of its own, Anthony Daisy, to serve as interim mayor in the wake of former mayor Robert Myer's resignation.
Wednesday, November 01, 2017
NEW ROADS — The City Council is holding a special meeting Wednesday where members will likely appoint the mayor pro-tem to fill in as interim mayor in the wake of former mayor Robert Myer's resignation.
Tuesday, October 31, 2017
A young deputy with the Iberville Parish Sheriff's Office was suspended for allegedly pulling a gun on a man during a recent altercation outside a bar in downtown Baton Rouge, Sheriff Brett Stassi said Tuesday.
Monday, October 30, 2017
GROSSE TETE – Two people were killed in a four-vehicle accident early Monday on Interstate 10 eastbound east of here, according to Louisiana State Police.
Monday, October 30, 2017
State Police have identified a trucker and his passenger, both of Texas, who were killed in a multi-18-wheeler crash early Monday on Interstate 10 near Grosse Tete.
Saturday, October 28, 2017
West Baton Rouge Parish residents will get their first detailed look this week at some of the multi-million dollar improvements projects that the parish school system has in the works for its schools.
Thursday, October 26, 2017
PORT ALLEN — A rezoning request to develop a new subdivision along Court Street in West Baton Rouge Parish attracted strong opposition Thursday night from residents who told the Parish Council the parish doesn't have the infrastructure to support …
Monday, October 23, 2017
Authorities arrested a Brusly man Monday, accusing him of shooting at a vehicle with three people inside, according to the West Baton Rouge Parish Sheriff's Office.
Sunday, October 22, 2017
Flooding across parts of the Baton Rouge region displaced residents and closed roads Sunday following heavy rain and wind overnight, particularly in East Feliciana and Pointe Coupee parishes.
ST. GABRIEL — Over the years, this small Iberville Parish city flourished in the vast shadows of the numerous petrochemical and industrial plants dominating its rural landscape.
Saturday, October 21, 2017
A state judge is suggesting that elected officials, law enforcement authorities and prosecutors from West Baton Rouge, Iberville and Pointe Coupee meet with him and other judges to discuss more cost-effective ways of dealing with young offenders.
Friday, October 20, 2017
Steve Marionneaux officially dropped out of the race for a vacant judge's spot within the 18th Judicial District Court, officials with the Louisiana Secretary of State's Office confirmed Friday.
NEW ROADS — The abrupt resignation of Mayor Robert Myer Friday means the City Council within the next 20 days must appoint someone to serve in New Roads' top administrative position until local voters return to the polls next year for the city's r…
Embattled New Roads Mayor Robert Myer has officially submitted his letter of resignation, in part of a plea deal he reached with district prosecutors Thursday.
Thursday, October 19, 2017
New Roads Mayor Robert Myer has promised to resign from office and never seek it again as part of a plea deal he reached with district prosecutors Thursday over allegations he misused city-issue credit cards and used his position to coerce city em…
Tuesday, October 17, 2017
Steve Marionneaux, one of the candidates in the Division A judge's runoff in the 18th Judicial District, says he will be dropping out of the race.
PLAQUEMINE — Burning flags in Iberville Parish will cost those involved up to $1,000 and/or some time in jail, under an ordinance the Parish Council unanimously adopted Tuesday prohibiting desecration of the American flag, Louisiana flag and paris…
The owner who decided to euthanize Tony, the Bengal tiger that spent the 17 years of its life as the roadside attraction for a Grosse Tete truck stop, says he intends to create a memorial for the animal and will seek through the courts to overturn…
Thursday, October 12, 2017
Pointe Coupee Parish Police Juror Justin Cox presented an ambitious plan to his fellow jurors this week to address budget shortfalls in the tax-averse parish.
BAYOU SORREL — An 18-year-old Baton Rouge man was killed in a single-vehicle crash early Thursday on La. 75 in Iberville Parish, State Police said.
Wednesday, October 11, 2017
PLAQUEMINE — A district court judge on Wednesday denied a Plaquemine man's request to lift his sentence of five years probation in a nearly 20 year-old murder case.
Monday, October 09, 2017
PORT ALLEN — West Baton Rouge Parish's efforts to complete a 5-mile recreational trail and bike path along parts of the Mississippi River levee system will most likely end up in court.
Sunday, October 08, 2017
NEW ROADS — The past 10 months could have been an even bigger struggle for Margaret Griffin, a 30-year employee with the Pointe Coupee Parish School District who was forced to take a leave of absence after her husband had a stroke.
Monday, October 02, 2017
The parish presidents of East Baton Rouge, Ascension and Iberville parishes want the Pontchartrain Levee District to take the lead in a plan to clear and dredge portions of Bayou Manchac.
Sunday, October 01, 2017
The three candidates for Division A of the 18th Judicial District all have extensive legal backgrounds, native ties to court's jurisdiction, and have promised to make impartial decisions from the bench.
Friday, September 29, 2017
A team of volunteers next week will begin canvassing neighborhoods in West Baton Rouge and Iberville parishes that flooded last year to scope out what recovery needs remain unmet.
Tuesday, September 26, 2017
LIVONIA — An 18-year-old Livonia High School student was arrested Monday after he was caught with a weapon on campus, authorities said.
Monday, September 25, 2017
Iberville Parish leaders are crying foul over the Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries decision allowing hunters handling residential nuisance calls for the state to charge landowners up to $50 any time they remove an alligator off priva…
Sunday, September 24, 2017
Saturday, September 23, 2017
Already active in East Baton Rouge and Ascension parishes, Together Baton Rouge is further expanding its network of community-based activism to parishes on the west side of the Mississippi River.
Friday, September 22, 2017
NEW ROADS — A city employee this week was arrested and booked on counts of theft and malfeasance in office after he was accused of stealing nearly $9,000 in traffic fines and rental fees for the William H. Scott Civic Center, the Attorney General'…
Saturday, September 16, 2017
A New Roads high school teacher is reaping dividends from a learning model she came up with to help her students apply lessons learned in math and science classes in a practical, real-world way.
Friday, September 15, 2017
Before the start of nearly every meeting of the Pointe Coupee Parish Police Jury, its president, Melanie Bueche, recites a prayer or shares kind words and parables encouraging her fellow jurors and others in attendance to strive toward leading ful…
Saturday, September 09, 2017
The housing boom West Baton Rouge Parish has experienced over the past few years is showing no signs of slowing any time soon.
Thursday, September 07, 2017
Two small chlorine leaks injured a contract worker at the Olin Corporation facilities within the Dow Chemical plant in Plaquemine, authorities reported Thursday afternoon.
Wednesday, September 06, 2017
PORT ALLEN — The Atchafalaya Basin Levee Board is asking the state's Attorney General's Office to weigh in on whether the board has the authority to prohibit property owners from installing locked gates along the levee system.
Monday, September 04, 2017
The East Baton Rouge coroner is trying to identify a body found in the Mississippi River near Plaquemine around 7:50 a.m. Monday, Plaquemine Police Chief Kenny Payne said.
Saturday, September 02, 2017
Still struggling to restore the health of ailing False River, the Pointe Coupee Parish Police Jury is about to draw down the water level of the oxbow lake for the third time for more dredging.
Tuesday, August 29, 2017
PLAQUEMINE — Reaction to a proposed motel near Plaquemine city limits along La. 1 was evenly divided Tuesday among residents attending a public meeting about the project.
Monday, August 28, 2017
The two Mississippi men hired by Lafayette businessman Lawrence Michael Handley to kidnap his estranged wife posed as salesmen to gain entry into the couple's home and force her into the back of a van Handley had rented in Baton Rouge, according t…