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.
Saturday, September 16, 2017
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…
Monday, August 28, 2017
PLAQUEMINE — Residents are concerned that a private developer's plan to build a 22-room motel along La. 1 near the city limits could draw a questionable clientele and cause their property values to drop.
Sunday, August 27, 2017
West Baton Rouge Parish is entering the final phases of construction of a 5-mile long recreational trail and bike path, preparing to pave a section of the Mississippi River levee from just outside Port Allen to the town of Addis.
Friday, August 25, 2017
A top Livingston Parish emergency official said Friday that the parish is ready for whatever Hurricane Harvey brings — whenever it brings it — but officials will monitor the storm's uncertain path this weekend before ramping up any major response …
Friday, August 25, 2017
Drainage workers in Ascension Parish were installing the last of three portable drainage pumps Friday morning to aid neighborhoods with chronic flooding histories in preparation for Hurricane Harvey's heavy rains.
Thursday, August 24, 2017
PORT ALLEN — The West Baton Rouge Parish Council pledged Thursday night to put up the $1.4 million it will take to secure state and federal funding needed to push the proposed La. 1/La. 415 connector project into the final stages of development.
Wednesday, August 23, 2017
A 20-year-old Baton Rouge man suspected in a string of bank robberies, including one recently at a bank in White Castle, was arrested Tuesday, authorities said.
Sunday, August 20, 2017
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…
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.
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.