With the increased use of Sydney Hutchinson Park as the summer season nears, Chief of Staff Jamie Etheridge brought the City Council up-to-date on the latest improvements to the park at the council’s May 13 meeting.
CLINTON — After quickly agreeing to spend $3.6 million in federal funds to repair 35 miles of flood-damaged gravel roads, East Feliciana Parish police jurors got into a heated argument Monday about spending parish money on an election-year road ov…
Louisiana State Police is investigating two fatal crashes in Livingston Parish that occurred an hour apart Tuesday. Impairment is suspected in both crashes.
GONZALES — Superintendent David Alexander asked a School Board committee Tuesday to consider granting a $1,000 annual pay raise for teachers and a $500 annual pay raise for all other district employees.
SORRENTO — Town officials say they want the East Ascension drainage board to clear more than 19 miles of roadside ditches and culverts, create a ditch maintenance schedule and share the operational details of the parish's major drainage infrastruc…
ST. FRANCISVILLE — The West Feliciana School Board Tuesday approved a contract with Volkert Inc. to serve as its program manager for building a new elementary school and other school projects, including a freshman academy.
CLINTON — A well drilling company is winding up repairs to a water well the town plans to use as a backup water supply and avoid state public health sanctions for its water system, a spokesman for the town's certified water system operator said Tuesday.
LIVINGSTON — The disgraced former tax commission administrator and Livingston Parish assessor pleaded no contest Tuesday to a count of first-offense domestic abuse battery.
Two events shared a new venue Saturday when the city’s annual Maypole Celebration joined forces with a local movement charged with honoring five Zachary residents who left meaningful impacts on the city and community.
AMITE — The autistic woman who was held captive and forced to live in an outdoor cage in Amite told one of her relatives Tuesday that she made her "life a living hell."
GONZALES — More than 3,300 residential and business water customers in and around the city of Donaldsonville will see their rates go up June 1.
GONZALES — A portion of La. 621, a heavily traveled two-lane state highway in Ascension Parish, will be closed for six to eight weeks, beginning May 28, authorities said.
Each year during National Police Week in Washington, D.C., the names of law enforcement officers killed in the line of duty in the year prior are read out loud, one by one, at a memorial service on the lawn of the nation’s Capitol.
CLINTON — DeSoto Parish lifted its school system out of financial difficulty when oil and gas companies began drilling for natural gas in a geologic formation called the Haynesville Shale.
LIVINGSTON — The U.S. Supreme Court decided in 2016 that prosecutors withheld evidence so important that death row inmate Michael Wearry deserved a new trial for the murder of Eric Walber in Albany two decades ago.
Two adults authorities have described as ringleaders in the abuse of an autistic woman by her relatives in Amite pleaded guilty to federal charges Monday.
PIERRE PART — Summer vacation is coming a little early for the kids at Pierre Part Elementary School because of high water in the low-lying section of Assumption Parish, school officials said Monday.
NAPOLEONVILLE — Assumption Parish sheriff's deputies have arrested a 39-year-old man accused of chasing a teen with a knife as the youth was arriving at a bus stop.
DONALDSONVILLE — The Sunshine Bridge will be down to one lane in both directions Thursday as workers repair the Mississippi River bridge's approaches, state highway officials said Monday.
A contractor working for the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers is expected to start clearing land next month for the long-planned 18.5-mile West Shore levee project headed through St. Charles and St. John the Baptist parishes and part of St. James.
Jane and Sonny Bates sit on their side-by-side wooden rockers overlooking their serene back yard every day at 3 a.m., a time when most are still sound asleep.
Livingston Parish native Laine Hardy became the next "American Idol" when he competed in the season finale of the popular TV singing contest on Sunday.
DONALDSONVILLE — If flickers of lightning appear on the horizon when a high school football game is underway in the Ascension Parish school district, the home team's head athletic trainer is one of the first lines of defense.
Livingston Parish native Laine Hardy has a shot at being the next "American Idol" when he competes in the season finale of the popular TV singing contest on Sunday.
"Blessing boxes" may be popping up around Port Allen this summer, but it looks as if the organization spearheading the effort will be doing it without the city contributing.
A West Baton Rouge deputy is on paid administrative leave pending the outcome of a series of evaluations after reports he crashed his patrol car into a power pole in Port Allen while having alcohol in his system.
Ascension Parish authorities have arrested a Gonzales man on a count of second-degree murder in an early morning stabbing Friday.
NAPOLEONVILLE — Assumption Parish sheriff's deputies continue to search for a 25-year-old Paincourtville man suspected in an April shooting after an attempt to catch him Wednesday in New Orleans failed.
GONZALES — Facing public pressure to address the effects of the August 2016 flood, the Ascension Parish Council will expand limits on the use of dirt to raise homes in the parish's lowest areas while also requiring that homes and businesses be bui…
GONZALES — Ascension Parish government agreed Thursday to start exclusive negotiations with a private partnership involving former Shaw Group CEO Jim Bernhard to bring a long-sought regional sewage treatment system to the parish's east bank.
Plaquemine-area law enforcement is eyeing a huge swath of surveillance technology — roughly $400,000 worth of neighborhood cameras, ShotSpotter devices and license plate readers — to help combat a community unwilling to help in investigations. But…
GONZALES — City police officers are looking for a 25-year-old St. Gabriel man who shot a Popeye's co-worker at his home after an apparent altercation at the fast-food restaurant, authorities said Thursday.
Brusly Elementary School faculty excused roughly 150 students and 20 teachers from school Wednesday as an unexplained stomach virus plagued the West Baton Rouge Parish School.
HAMMOND — Summer relates that she was “heavy” on drugs and that she had been to prison once. Nicole, 38, says that she was desperate after abusing drugs since she was about 17 years old. Rosemary remembers that she had lost just about everyone in …
Pay attention to high waterWith the recent rains and high river levels, road access can be cut off by high water. Various state parks and historic sites, including Port Hudson, have reported flooded paths, so be sure to call before heading somewhe…
A group of cyclists, bound by the death of fallen comrades, will ride more than 450 miles May 20-24 as both a show of support and a visual testament to the sacrifices of officers and first responders killed in the line of duty.
Tickets on sale Tickets have gone on sale for several annual events, including the Southern Garden Symposium on Oct. 18-19 and the Wags & Whiskers Gala on July 27, both in St. Francisville. Visit southerngardensymposium.org and bontempstix.com…