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.
Tuesday, January 23, 2018
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.
Monday, January 15, 2018
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.
Wednesday, November 29, 2017
ST. FRANCISVILLE — The West Feliciana Parish School Board approved a big-ticket maintenance project Tuesday and learned that another project is looming this fiscal year.
Tuesday, November 28, 2017
ADDIS — A 47-year-old Plaquemine man led police on a high-speed chase Tuesday on La. 1 that ended with police running the man over on a quiet, dead-end street in Addis — but not before the man crashed into a mobile home.
Monday, November 27, 2017
West Baton Rouge Parish Council member Phil Porto doesn't want clogged culverts or other glitches in the parish's sewer systems to turn residential streets into temporary lakes should there be another series of heavy rains like the ones that cause…
Tuesday, November 14, 2017
NEW ROADS — The Pointe Coupee Parish Police Jury has appointed the widower of longtime Juror Melanie Bueche to fill the remainder of her term.
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.
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.
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.
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.