Following months of complaints of brown tap water that stank of chlorine coming out faucets in West Feliciana, the parish is set to change how it treats its water system this week to fix those issues.
ST. FRANCISVILLE — West Feliciana Parish President Kenny Havard, who came into office a little more than a year ago promising to focus on infrastructure, is making early inquiries about a major reservoir and dam project in the Bayou Sara watershed…
The Louisiana Supreme Court appointed two more temporary judges Friday to replace an Assumption Parish jurist accused of having an affair with a then-chief sheriff's deputy while presiding over criminal cases brought by the officer's law enforceme…
A valve leaking toxic and explosive ethylene oxide at Shell Chemical's Geismar complex Friday morning forced emergency responses from plant personnel for several hours to contain and shut the release, company officials and state regulators said.
GONZALES — Corey Orgeron, one of six new Ascension Parish Council members, recently suggested the parish take two more months for negotiating and allowing more public input on a proposed 30-year sewer concession.
NEW ROADS — The Pointe Coupee Parish School Board pumped the brakes on plans to shutter two elementary schools and eliminate Monday classes, amid overwhelming criticism from teachers and parents who told school leaders Thursday to find another way…
The intersection of La. 73 and Airline Highway in Ascension Parish reopened shortly after noon on Thursday, the second day it had been temporarily closed for the Kansas City Southern Railway maintenance work on tracks in the area.
NEW ROADS — School leaders in Pointe Coupee Parish tonight will consider whether to close at least two schools and shorten the school week to four days amid efforts to solve a significant budget shortage.
The owner of a nightclub in the Village of Tangipahoa is suing the board of alderman for denying her a business license, claiming the denial is clear retaliation for a previous, ongoing lawsuit.
A St. Amant man, accused of making a verbal threat to employees of G.W. Carver Primary School in Gonzales, was arrested Wednesday afternoon in Bay Country, Florida, said Ascension Parish Sheriff Bobby Webre.
The effort to get young children ready for school at an early age is getting a boost in Pointe Coupee and St. Helena parishes with a grant from the Diocese of Baton Rouge to expand enrollment.
A Zachary family spent Christmas 2019 praying for the gift of life in the form of new lungs for Keith Phillips, who has pulmonary fibrosis, a disease that is usually fatal within 3 to 5 years of diagnosis. A pair of lungs were found, and Phillips …
West and East Feliciana parishes held their annual livestock show on Saturday at the 4-H Barn in the West Feliciana Sports Park.
A top official with the U.S. Department of Education visited West Feliciana High School Jan. 15 to shine light on how the department’s investment in innovative programs is bolstering advancements in STEM and career preparedness efforts.
Water treatment change coming in West Feliciana West Feliciana Water Works District No. 13 is changing its method to disinfect water to meet federal and state standards. The change is expected to go online Thursday, Jan. 30.The change should not a…
HAMMOND — Revelers in the Krewe of Omega toasted the 2020 Mardi Gras season with their traditional king cake party Jan. 6, the Twelfth Night.
Fifteen West Feliciana High School swimmers attended the LHSAA Division III State Championship Meet on Nov. 20-21 in Sulphur, at Sulphur Parks and Recreation Aquatic Center.
Last week saw one of the greatest moments in Louisiana sports history as the LSU football team defeated Clemson to become national champions. Some are calling it the best team ever, and it’s hard to disagree.
A Livingston Parish school bus driver resigned Tuesday after leaving an elementary student on board while she visited a school office.
Drivers along Airline Highway in Ascension and St. James parishes should prepare for major traffic delays caused by road closures for routine railroad track maintenance.
ZACHARY — Pamela R. Turner, of Lee's Towing LLC of Zachary, received the American Towman Trust Award in Atlantic City on Dec. 6 at the world’s largest trade show for towing professionals, the American Towman Exposition.
BATON ROUGE — Pelican State Credit Union announced it has raised $17,591.55 for its 2019 Charity of the Year, Our Lady of the Lake Children’s Hospital. The credit union’s 16 locations across the state worked for this, a news release said.
Holy Ghost Catholic School students recently participated in the annual Advent Angel project. Students and parents donated bikes and dozens of bags of toys and clothing to provide a merry Christmas to 49 children in Tangipahoa Parish.
Join a Lunch and Learn at the City of Hammond Recreation Center, 601 W. Coleman Ave., to discover the Mediterranean diet and how to incorporate traditional food habits and eating practices of Mediterranean countries.
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.
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 Jan. 3-9:
At the end of each regular semester, the University of Louisiana at Lafayette recognizes those students named to the President’s List and Dean’s List.
The BREC 2020 golf tournament schedule opens with the City Park Ice Breaker Golf Tournament on Jan. 25 at City Park golf course. Other highlights of the 2020 BREC golf schedule include:
This year BREC’s Farr Park Equestrian Center’s Hearts and Hooves therapeutic riding program will help those age 6 and up with any physical or mental disability grow their confidence in social settings, improve physically with balance, stability an…
Eric Engemann, president of Cristo Rey Baton Rouge Franciscan High School, was the guest speaker at the Jan. 6 meeting of the Lakeshore Lions Club at the Marriott Hotel Baton Rouge.