Zachary’s police chief wants to raise his officers' starting salary by about $3,000 a year to try to help recruit and retain officers.
BAKER — The City of Baker is taking steps toward securing a $1.8 million grant to improve its water system in the city, Kevin Gravois of Professional Engineering Consultants told the City Council on Tuesday night.
ST. FRANCISVILLE — The West Feliciana Parish Council on Tuesday approved a $2,000 per month contract with a Zachary consulting firm to assist in changing water chlorination systems.
GONZALES — Officials running Ascension Parish's west bank water systems say they are prepared for subfreezing temperatures Tuesday night and early Wednesday but are asking residents to watch for water leaks and conserve water.
Family heirlooms, collectibles, toys and other treasures were examined Saturday during the 19th annual Attic Treasures and Collectibles show Saturday at the Main library branch in Baton Rouge.
SPANISH LAKE — A person thrown from a boat Monday evening after it hit a stump in Spanish Lake in Ascension Parish has been taken to a hospital with non-life-threatening injuries, wildlife officials said.
GONZALES — An Ascension Parish Council panel that for years has been investigating how to bring a consolidated, public sewer system to the eastern side of the parish will consider on Tuesday night whether to recommend a 30-year deal with a private…
GONZALES — The new water meters installed at homes and businesses in Gonzales still live outdoors underground, beneath a little concrete trap door, but they're a whole different animal.
Pointe Coupee Parish school leaders say they could be forced to close up to half the parish's campuses and lay off a significant number of teachers if a longstanding tax up for renewal Saturday fails.
As West Feliciana Parish adds more liquid bleach to its water system at the recommendation of state health officials, residents are complaining about the color and smell of the water that now flows from their taps.
GONZALES — Murphy Painter, a onetime chief sheriff's deputy in Ascension Parish and a recent candidate for parish president, accused the owner of a Gonzales news website of knowingly publishing misleadingly edited recorded comments so they sounded…
DONALDSONVILLE — Five proposed industrial expansions in Ascension Parish totaling $784 million in capital spending received a key nod Thursday for property tax exemptions over the next eight to 10 years.
The Livingston Parish School Board met Thursday for the first time since child porn charges were lodged against a teacher, but the privacy and investigation concerns that kept the board silent on the matter disappointed several community activists…
GONZALES — In the final days of the Republican-on-Republican runoff in the state House 88 election, the battle to establish in voters' minds who would make the more conservative and trustworthy candidate is reaching a fever pitch.
A cyberattack that forced the shutdown of St. James Parish government's computer network did not interrupt early voting for runoff elections Nov. 16 or affect the public schools, according to state and parish school officials.
SORRENTO — Four men were arrested in a late night shooting and robbery Tuesday in Ascension Parish that injured a 13-year-old boy, sheriff's deputies said.
Cadets and senior members of the Ascension Parish Composite Squadron of the Civil Air Patrol saw World War II aircraft including the B-29 Super Fortress, B-24 Liberator, T-6 Texan, P-51 Mustang and a Stearman biplane during an outing to the Hammon…
The State Fire Marshal's Office is searching for a man they believe intentionally set fire to a home in Hammond in October, and who may now be armed and dangerous.
Cowboy hats, big belt buckles, blue jeans, boots and even a cow suit were worn by students and staff to celebrate Country Livin' Day at West Feliciana High School during homecoming week, Oct. 21-25.
Slaughter Fire Chief Billy Poché resigned Tuesday night, a fire department captain said, following a plan Poché made when he was appointed in 2016.
A cyberattack that is suspected of originating from Russia led to a precautionary shutdown of the computer network for St. James Parish government, the parish sheriff and other local offices that could be lifted as soon as Friday.
The former Tangipahoa Parish Sheriff candidate arrested Monday on unauthorized entry to a parish facility said the “bogus” count stems from him trying to gather discarded campaign signs during election season.
HAMMOND — Tangipahoa Parish is leading the state in a series of watershed meetings that, depending on public input, could help reshape FEMA floodmaps in the future.
Seniors age 60 and older who meet federal income guidelines will be able to pick up 40-pound boxes of food from 7 a.m. to 10 a.m. Nov. 12-13 through the USDA Catholic Charities Food for Seniors program.
The Clinton Market is held on the first Saturday of every month at the Courthouse Square. It offers a variety of items, including food and crafts.
Rescue Alliance is collecting items to help pets and their families before, during and after natural and man-made disasters. The nonprofit group was formed by first repsonders in the Gonzales area to save, protect and care for companion animals in…
Fall temperatures arrived in time for Friday's eighth annual Fall Art Crawl. People walked the streets of downtown Zachary filled music and art for sale.
Early voting continues through Saturday Early voting for the Nov. 16 election continues daily from 8:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. through Saturday. In East Feliciana, visit 11048 Bank St., Clinton, to vote. The ballot includes governor, secretary of state, s…
An elementary school in Brusly needs help taking down a ‘Bama flag that's waving high on its flag pole ahead of LSU’s biggest game on Saturday.
Holy Ghost Catholic School recently recognized students at a recent assembly for their first-quarter success in First in Math and Accelerated Reader programs.
For the second year in a row, Southside Junior High School sixth-grader Dara Fontenot has won best in show honors in the junior floral category at the Livingston Parish Fair.
A few months after high school graduation, seven 2019 University Laboratory School International Baccalaureate candidates – Abigail Baumgartner, Johannah Cangelosi, Antoinette Gladney, Ella McCalip, Jane Shelby Porter, Marien Richardson and Kather…
Report is based on Baton Rouge crime incidents handled by the Baton Rouge Police Department, including burglaries (vehicle, residential and nonresidential), robberies (individual and business), auto theft, homicides and rapes for Oct. 25- Oct. 31.
The St. George Fire Department operates eight fire stations, and its two response districts are roughly separated by Airline Highway, with one zone mostly north and east of Airline Highway, while the other is south and west of Airline Highway.