Monday, February 20, 2017
The West Baton Rouge Parish work-release inmate who walked away from his job site last week was captured over the weekend at a Mardi Gras parade in Metairie.
Sunday, February 19, 2017
Mertis Wade, a 25-year-old who walked off from a job site Tuesday from the West Baton Rouge Parish work release program, was captured at the Krewe of Caesar parade in Metairie on Saturday night, according to WBRZ.
Friday, February 17, 2017
Authorities continued their search Friday evening for a man who walked off from a job site Tuesday with the West Baton Rouge Parish work release program.
Tuesday, February 14, 2017
The growing trend of violence on school campuses has prompted the Iberville Parish School Board to spend approximately $1.5 million on security measures throughout the district.
Saturday, February 11, 2017
PORT ALLEN — Efforts are underway by some city leaders to rename a portion of La. 1 in honor of slain civil rights leader Martin Luther King, Jr.
On Saturday, BREC's Baton Rouge Zoo hosted its "I Heart My Zoo Day," billed as a "Valentine's extravaganza" that included Safari Amphitheater programs featuring interesting "birds and bees" facts about some of the animals, a chance for kids to co…
Friday, February 10, 2017
A routine traffic stop in Iberville Parish led to the arrest of two Miami men Thursday in what federal authorities are describing as a major credit card and identity theft scheme that extended across several states.
Wednesday, February 08, 2017
A 4-year-old New Roads girl died after her woman crashed her car Wednesday afternoon, West Baton Rouge Parish Sheriff's Office Lt. Ken Albarez said.
Tuesday, February 07, 2017
Monday, February 06, 2017
NEW ROADS — A man fatally shot his girlfriend Monday before turning the gun on himself when she tried to break up with him and demanded he move out of the home they shared.
Sunday, February 05, 2017
Debbie Martin has spent the past six months slogging through overgrown wooded areas near sugar cane fields in West Baton Rouge Parish — something her parents warned her against as a child.
"We were always told, 'Stay out of the woods because there are cemeteries in there,’ ” she said. "We thought they just told us that to keep us out."
Saturday, February 04, 2017
PORT ALLEN — The city's annexation effort is causing heartburn for West Baton Rouge Parish leaders who fear it could spark a trend and lead to lost revenue for parish government.
Thursday, February 02, 2017
A crash involving five vehicles Thursday morning on LA 1 in New Roads sent eight people to hospitals with undisclosed injuries, WBRZ is reporting.
Monday, January 30, 2017
GONZALES — Five parish presidents in the Baton Rouge area have reached a consensus on three priority drainage projects in the wake of the August floods, Ascension Parish government said Monday.
Friday, January 27, 2017
West Baton Rouge Parish experienced a bit of a building boom in 2016 — one officials believe was driven in part by flood victims seeking dryer pastures.
Thursday, January 26, 2017
NEW ROADS — The man shot by New Roads police after he attacked officers with a knife last week was booked into Pointe Coupee Parish Detention Center on three felony counts following his release from the hospital on Thursday, State Police said.
Wednesday, January 25, 2017
WHITE CASTLE — A coach at White Castle High School accused of choking a student earlier this month surrendered to authorities Wednesday and was booked into the Iberville Parish jail.
NEW ROADS — The Pointe Coupee Parish Police Jury has entered into a partnership with a federal agency that could lead to buyout offers for residents living in a flood-prone community.
ST. FRANCISVILLE — In her 25 years working with the West Feliciana Council on Aging, Executive Director Pat Gilmore does not remember a time when the future seemed so uncertain.
Tuesday, January 24, 2017
New Roads Mayor Robert Myer directed staff to alter notations on credit card statements for a city-issued credit card and didn't repay the city for more than $2,000 in personal charges he made on the card, according to an investigative report pros…
Sunday, January 22, 2017
GONZALES — Armed with new data from the August flood, Ascension Parish officials are going to revisit an old idea to dredge Bayou Manchac with the goal of improving drainage in the Spanish Lake and Bluff Swamp areas where water pooled for weeks la…
In the face of public opposition to new taxes, Ascension Parish leaders have periodically proposed, without success, rededicating portions of the special district taxes toward infrastructure.
Thursday, January 19, 2017
GONZALES — State Police and Canadian National rail officials have opened investigations into why a tank car in Ascension Parish containing hydrochloric acid was punctured and leaked the corrosive chemical late Wednesday.
Wednesday, January 18, 2017
PORT ALLEN — The West Baton Rouge Parish School Board began cementing plans for its comprehensive list of building projects by giving schools Superintendent Wesley Watts the go-ahead to assemble a selection committee to vet architects.
PIERRE PART — Assumption Parish sheriff's deputies on Tuesday arrested the second man indicted in the fatal heroin overdose of a Pierre Part man nearly six months ago.
Saturday, January 14, 2017
West Baton Rouge Parish voters who in December approved a $90-million bond issue for the school district will soon start seeing that money put to use, according to school system officials.
Wednesday, January 11, 2017
Prosecutors were hoping Wednesday to set a trial date for New Roads Mayor Robert Myer who is facing multiple charges related to his alleged misuse of a city-issued credit card.
GONZALES — For a second time in four months, state Sen. Troy Brown pleaded no contest to a criminal charge alleging he committed violence against a woman and, as part of his sentence for this latest conviction, must serve a day and a half in jail …
A teacher at a New Roads private school was issued a misdemeanor summons this week after officers found her in a parked car with a male student from her school, New Roads Police Chief Kevin McDonald said Wednesday.
Tuesday, January 10, 2017
Louisiana Education Superintendent John White said Tuesday an appellate court ruling that taxpayer money can't be used to fund a certain type of charter school won't have an immediate impact on day-to-day operations of those schools.
Monday, January 09, 2017
GONZALES — Almost five months after the historic August flood and with a new mayor-president in Baton Rouge, Ascension Parish President Kenny Matassa has called for a "drainage summit" among area parishes.
Louisiana's funding of certain types of charter schools hit a snag following a ruling Monday from a state 1st Circuit Court of Appeal panel that, in a 3-2 decision, ruled unconstitutional the Louisiana Department of Education and the state Board o…
Wednesday, January 04, 2017
A Pointe Coupee Parish attorney says the recently approved home rule charter that will upend the structure of parish government should be challenged in court because it would illegally cut short the terms of the sitting police jurors.
Saturday, December 31, 2016
West Baton Rouge Parish in 2017 will lose two longtime elected leaders who between them have amassed nearly 50 years' experience in public service.
Sunday, December 25, 2016
Students at Iberville Parish's Math, Science and Arts Academy-West Starship Program aren't just learning about coastal restoration, they're actually doing it.
Saturday, December 17, 2016
The tale of Georgetown University's 1838 sale of 272 enslaved people to Louisiana plantations offers "a microcosm of the whole history of slavery" in America, the school's historian says.
Tuesday, December 13, 2016
NEW ROADS — Pointe Coupee Parish's police jurors voted unanimously Tuesday to hire an outside attorney to determine if state law will be violated by the loss of a year of their terms once the parish transitions to the new Home Rule Charter government.
Saturday, December 10, 2016
The West Baton Rouge Parish School District will be able to pay its teachers a little better and make needed improvements to facilities across the parish after voters on Saturday approved two tax proposals from the School Board.
Thursday, December 08, 2016
PLAQUEMINE — An Iberville Parish grand jury on Thursday indicted a 61-year-old man on two counts of second-degree murder for the slayings of two men, one of whom was killed 25 years ago.
Tuesday, December 06, 2016
Iberville Parish's top emergency preparedness official said Tuesday she's not happy about Dow Chemical's failure to quickly alert her office to last week's chlorine release at its Plaquemine facility or with its failure to adequately inform them o…
Monday, December 05, 2016
PLAQUEMINE — A sugar cane burn may have caused the massive power outage last week that crippled operations at the Dow Chemical plant, sparking a chlorine leak from one of the plant's tenants, according to an Entergy Louisiana statement Monday.
Friday, December 02, 2016
DOW Chemical spokeswoman Stacey Chiasson said they were in the process of restoring power to the plant as of 5:45 p.m. which she said will help the company stop the leak. No injuries have been reported, she said, and everyone in the plant is accounted for.
Tuesday, November 29, 2016
Authorities have captured the second man they suspect was involved in a shooting outside a Port Allen video poker truck stop last week.
Monday, November 28, 2016
A state corrections cadet was arrested Monday on allegations she pulled a gun and threatened to shoot a fellow cadet in the parking lot outside a former juvenile corrections facility in Baker where she worked, authorities said.
Saturday, November 26, 2016
A pedestrian hit by a pickup truck and an SUV on La. 415 in Port Allen Saturday evening was hospitalized with serious injuries, police said.
Friday, November 25, 2016
West Baton Rouge Parish Sheriff’s deputies captured one suspect Friday night, but were still searching for another in a sugarcane field east of a truck stop casino where they allegedly shot a man.
Friday, November 18, 2016
Wednesday, November 16, 2016
An energy company's payout to workers injured in the 2013 explosion at the Williams Olefins Geismar plant reached nearly $30 million this week following a jury's verdict in a second trial related to the disaster.