Wednesday, April 26, 2017
The West Baton Rouge Parish Sheriff's Office on Wednesday had to capture yet another one of its work-release inmates who walked off from a job sit.
Tuesday, April 25, 2017
BRUSLY — A police officer recently resigned from the town's police department after showing up and losing her cool at a police call involving her brother.
Thursday, April 20, 2017
ST. GABRIEL — It was a "no" vote across the board from the City Council Thursday night on a zoning and variance request from a local chemical company hoping to expand its facility.
Wednesday, April 19, 2017
Louisiana State Police on Wednesday released the identity of a Plaquemine man fatally hit by a vehicle Monday night in Iberville Parish.
Tuesday, April 18, 2017
NEW ROADS — City leaders are using the opening of a name-brand chain hotel as the perfect opportunity to generate new revenue for economic development in one of New Roads' burgeoning business corridors.
Friday, April 14, 2017
The Dow Chemical Co. is launching a new mentoring program in Iberville Parish aimed at molding at-risk young black males into tomorrow's leaders.
Tuesday, April 11, 2017
NEW ROADS — Residents of flood-prone Pecan Acres weren’t buying what Pointe Coupee Parish was selling as a possible solution to their flooding problems at a meeting Tuesday night.
Monday, April 10, 2017
PLAQUEMINE — The Iberville Parish School Board on Monday approved redesign plans that will translate into major changes for the faculty and students at several of the district's C-graded schools.
Friday, April 07, 2017
NEW ROADS — The City Council has decided to allocate $60,000 to try to address a recent outbreak of petty thefts and other crimes by local teens.
Tuesday, April 04, 2017
Truck drivers carrying loads to many plants and businesses in West Baton Rouge and Iberville parishes can no longer zip along La. 1 — at least for now — creating a logistical nightmare for industry and government officials.
Monday, April 03, 2017
ADDIS — The Church Academy, a private Christian school, is expanding into West Baton Rouge Parish in the fall and is trying to fill the last remaining spots in its inaugural class.
Sunday, April 02, 2017
A recent report on disciplinary issues in Pointe Coupee Parish schools put a spotlight on a vexing problem for many schools throughout the region: cellphones in classrooms.
Friday, March 31, 2017
A new report on discipline and absenteeism in the Pointe Coupee Parish School System has school officials exploring strategies to address those problems as they seek to boost the district’s academic performance scores.
Thursday, March 30, 2017
An inmate at Elayn Hunt Correctional Center in St. Gabriel who was hospitalized after being stabbed by another offender last week died Thursday around 8 p.m., Department of Public Safety and Corrections Communications Director Ken Pastorick said.
Thursday, March 30, 2017
The Louisiana Department of Transportation and Development has lowered the load limit for vehicles using the La. 1 Intracoastal Waterway Bridge in Port Allen.
Wednesday, March 29, 2017
A 27-year-old Baton Rouge man was awarded $37.1 million from an Iberville Parish jury after losing his leg four years ago in a work-related accident at a chemical plant near St. Gabriel.
Monday, March 27, 2017
Two fatal crashes early Monday, one in East Baton Rouge Parish and one in Iberville Parish, capped a deadly weekend on the roadways across Louisiana that left a total of 15 people dead, including seven killed in the capital region.
Thursday, March 23, 2017
A former Pointe Coupee Parish sheriff's deputy with nearly 30 years in law enforcement was arrested and jailed Thursday on allegations he lied on his timesheets about working extra details.
Descendants of slaves sold by Georgetown University in 1838 have brought in a team of lawyers and experts to represent their interests as they push for more of a voice in how the school responds to revelations about the sale.
Tuesday, March 21, 2017
PLAQUEMINE — Iberville Parish leaders have said building a new Mississippi River bridge in their parish is the most logical solution to addressing some of the region's traffic issues. And Tuesday night they had their theory confirmed by a new traf…
Saturday, March 18, 2017
ST. GABRIEL — Brenda York learned from her doctor in December that she has a respiratory illness known as chronic obstructive pulmonary disease. One street away, her neighbor, Geraldine Refuge, has dealt with various breathing ailments for years.
Friday, March 17, 2017
A deputy-involved shooting in Iberville Parish last week has led to the discovery of what Sheriff Brett Stassi says was an illegal drug operation that "touched all parts of the parish."
Wednesday, March 15, 2017
PIERRE PART — An out-of-state pair led law enforcement authorities in White Castle and Assumption Parish on a nearly 15-mile chase down a remote two-lane highway before getting trapped in a residential area early Tuesday as children boarded school…
Tuesday, March 14, 2017
Distracted by a call on his radio, a Canadian National Railroad worker inadvertently allowed a remotely operated locomotive to move too fast when it was pushing one tank car to link it with another, leading to the crash that caused a hydrochloric …
Saturday, March 11, 2017
NAPOLEONVILLE — A Port Allen man has been sentenced to 2 ½ years in state prison after pleading guilty to using counterfeit money to buy alcohol last year at a Belle Rose bar and, while jailed on that count, conspiring to sneak contraband into the…
Friday, March 10, 2017
PLAQUEMINE — A woman was shot Friday afternoon by Iberville Parish Sheriff's deputies who were attempting to capture a man they suspect was trying to smuggle drugs into the parish.
PORT ALLEN — Regional start-up NuBlu Energy began construction Friday on its $11 million natural gas liquefaction plant on 19 acres of undeveloped land in West Baton Rouge Parish.
Thursday, March 09, 2017
NEW ROADS — A woman accused of leaving her hours-old infant in a restroom trash can at Walmart in New Roads two days before Christmas has been indicted on a count of attempted second-degree murder.
NEW ROADS — The criminal case against Mayor Robert Myer for alleged misuse of a city-issued credit card has been pushed back indefinitely after a state district court judge recused himself due to a casual affiliation with one of Myer’s family members.
Tuesday, March 07, 2017
The Capital Region Planning Commission is giving residents in the five-parish Baton Rouge Metro area an opportunity to help develop goals for transportation improvements over the next 20 years.
Tuesday, February 28, 2017
A young man has been taken to a Baton Rouge hospital after his friend accidentally shot him once in the neck Tuesday, said New Roads Police Chief Kevin McDonald.
Monday, February 27, 2017
West Baton Rouge Parish Sheriff's deputies spent hours combing the woods near Erwinville early Monday for another inmate who escaped the parish's work release facility.
Sunday, February 26, 2017
If Iberville Parish President J. Mitchell Ourso has a white whale, it’s in the form of a new Mississippi River bridge connecting his divided parish.
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.