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Protest request denied: Prairieville teenager's solo walkout attempt roils his school

When Steele Turner arrived at Prairieville Middle School last Wednesday, his plan was simple: At 10 a.m. he would step out of class, stand … Read more

Graves of 1,000 enslaved people found near Ascension refinery; Shell, preservationists to honor them

DARROW — The unmarked graves of as many as 1,000 slaves who toiled in the agricultural fields of two Ascension Parish plantations were unco… Read more

Towboat capsizes, sinks on Mississippi near Donaldsonville; second in less than week on lower river

DONALDSONVILLE — A towboat pulling an empty barge capsized Friday night and sank, forcing the closure of a four-mile stretch of the Mississ… Read more

Ascension judge advises guy who missed court date: Don't rely on ex-wife for ride

Judge Jason Verdigets had a bit of life advice this week for a Baton Rouge man who appeared in his courtroom in Ascension Parish. Read more

Ascension Parish charter study panel picks Roy Quezaire Jr. to serve as chairman

The 12-member committee that will examine Ascension Parish's home rule charter for possible changes has named former Donaldsonville legisla… Read more