Tuesday, December 18, 2018
The man accused of killing a Denham Springs couple in October has been extradited to Louisiana after his arrest in Kentucky last month.
ST. FRANCISVILLE — The West Feliciana School Board will decide on Jan. 15 whether to ask voters to approve a property tax hike to build a new elementary school.
The Zachary Community School Board unanimously approved a tax break for Georgia-Pacific, relieving the company from paying $2 million in property taxes over the next five years.
Tuesday, December 18, 2018
A community activist appealing a key St. James Parish land use approval for the $9.4 billion Formosa Petrochemical complex says a hearing on her appeal Wednesday is a "rush job" that deprives the public of a chance to respond.
Monday, December 17, 2018
GONZALES — The city is finalizing a request for proposals from owners of 10 acres of land within city limits and in the area of Interstate 10, La. 30 and La. 44 as a site for a new conference center, Chief Administrative Officer Scot Byrd said.
LIVINGSTON — A flake of skin that defense attorneys hoped would help prove their client innocent of a 20-year-old murder charge has so far yielded few definitive answers.
Monday, December 17, 2018
Crews are working to restore natural gas service to about 2,000 homes in Ascension Parish that lost service Monday morning after a vehicle crash that damaged gas lines.
Several members of the Livingston Parish Council said they were unaware the council had by default approved a tax exemption worth hundreds of thousands of dollars.
ST. JAMES — For several years now, Brettaiene Celestin and many of her neighbors along River Road in western St. James Parish have been battling the encirclement of their Burton Street neighborhood with tank farms and the closure of their street’s…
Sunday, December 16, 2018
Now that the Comite River Diversion Canal has received the $343 million needed from the federal government to begin construction, all eyes are on a $1.2 billion pot that will pay for the next generation of south Louisiana flood control.
In unison, a group of contractors in Gonzales pushed up a wall of two-by-fours and fixed it into position on a concrete slab.
The owner of a Livingston mobile home park built to house sheriff's deputies after the August 2016 flood has new plans for the property.
Saturday, December 15, 2018
A long-discussed connection between the city of Denham Springs and the sprawling new developments along Juban Road is coming closer to construction.
GONZALES — It's only 765 feet long, but, for at least another 30 days, the fresh black asphalt set off by red cones remains Ascension Parish's road to nowhere, courtesy of one of the largest home builders in America, D.R. Horton.
Friday, December 14, 2018
A grand jury has indicted a West Baton Rouge deputy accused of stalking and sexually assaulting multiple victims while on duty.
Friday, December 14, 2018
A West Baton Rouge grand jury has indicted two Brusly officers accused of using excessive force on a student in October, but the boy's family believes the charges aren't harsh enough.
An elementary school in Denham Springs has snagged a top national award for its success closing the achievement gap for disadvantaged students.
Thursday, December 13, 2018
DONALDSONVILLE — Drey Trosclair, who restored Ascension Catholic’s gridiron glory in just four years as the high school’s head football coach, is out of a job less than a week after leading the Bulldogs to their second consecutive state championsh…
LIVINGSTON — The Livingston Parish School Board on Thursday approved a property tax exemption worth hundreds of thousands of dollars that developers said would be necessary to build an $8.6 million solar field near Springfield.
Ascension Parish awarded a $2.5 million contract amendment to GSA Consulting Engineers and its subcontractors Thursday to design and oversee construction of a major revamp of the west bank water system that serves Donaldsonville and surrounding areas.
Killian Mayor Gillis Windham spoke out in support of former Killian police chief Dennis Hill Thursday night in a social media post after Hill pleaded no contest to a felony charge of malfeasance in office.
Wednesday, December 12, 2018
DONALDSONVILLE — City officials are launching an online system to auction properties in the city's hands because of unpaid back taxes.
LIVINGSTON — The former Killian police chief pleaded no contest Thursday to a felony charge of malfeasance in office that will see him serve no jail time but require that he repay the town $994.
Marcayah Carter was teased last school year when she started wearing glasses. Even though she could see better and she picked mint green frames — her favorite color — they laughed.
BELLE ROSE — A Belle Rose man wanted in St. James Parish on contractor fraud has been arrested in neighboring Assumption Parish over similar allegations, sheriff's deputies said Wednesday.
More than 200 Ascension Parish residents took proactive measures to protect their health Oct. 27 by participating in Mary Bird Perkins Cancer Center's Live Well Ascension event at St. Elizabeth Hospital. Co-hosted by the Gonzales Area Foundation, …
Library repairsThe Jackson Branch of the Audubon Regional Library will be closed through the holidays for ceiling repairs. Audubon Director Michele Jones said they hope to be open by Jan. 5. In the meantime, patrons can return books in the return …
Santa spent time in St. Francisville Saturday for a Santa Breakfast as children and their families ate and danced while they took a moment to chat with St. Nick.
Every Who down in Whoville liked Christmas a lot. But the Grinch, who lived just north of Whoville, Did NOT! The Grinch hated Christmas! The whole Christmas season! Now, please don't ask why. No one quite knows the reason.
The theme of the 2018 Zachary Christmas Parade, "How the Grinch that Stole Christmas," may have been too much of a challenge for cosmic forces of doom. Days before the annual event, weather reports were forecasting that it would be the Drench who …
On a recent Friday, Jude Charlet helped the Zachary Bronco gridiron warriors secure a return to the state championship. The next day, Charlet moved to the coaching arena and helped four elementary Robot Ninja Warriors defeat Mount Broncoyami durin…
LIVINGSTON — Creating their own Christmas ornaments utilizing techniques enhanced the spirit of the holiday season for a group of youngsters who gathered Dec. 6 at the Main Branch of the Livingston Parish Library System for the Winter Wonderland C…
The Professional Fire Fighters Association of Louisiana is investing in the CPR in Schools program of the American Heart Association with a donation of $10,000 toward a three-year pledge of $30,000 over three years.
CLINTON — The mayor and Board of Aldermen were unable Tuesday to adopt a revised budget for this year and a new budget for 2019 because the documents were not available for public inspection before the meeting.
Celebration trees adorned with oyster shells painted by cancer survivors and family members were lit during a survivorship holiday party Dec 5 at Mary Bird Perkins - Our Lady of the Lake Cancer Center in Baton Rouge.
BASF recently donated $6,000 to Ascension Parish's high school robotics team, which builds and programs competition robots to participate in VEX Robotics events.
Employees of the Ascension Parish Assessor's Office raised $1,000 for the Gonzales Mary Bird Perkins Cancer Center during October, which was Breast Cancer Awareness Month.
Galvez Middle School student Noelle Horne participated in the Thanksgiving Day Walt Disney World Parade. She earned the cheerleading honors during the summer when she competed in the All-American Cheerleader program. Her parents decided to reward …