The adult daughter of a blind and disabled man struggled to save him from a fire at his rural Iberville Parish home on Saturday but was unable to get back inside after rescuing two children, authorities said.
Incumbent Iberville Parish Sheriff Brett Stassi secured re-election, while parish President Mitch Ourso extended his tenure after defeating three challengers.
The Ponchatoula Mayor's race is headed to a runoff between incumbent Robert F. "Bob" Zabbia and challenger Steve Pugh.
Republicans Brian K. Abels and Earnie Drake III will face each on in the Nov. 16 runoff to fill a seat on the 21st Judicial District Court.
The five-candidate race for the District 71 state Representative seat in Livingston Parish has been whittled down to two candidates headed for a runoff.
All three incumbent candidates on the ballot Saturday will return to the Livingston Parish Council, which when added to the four candidates who ran unopposed, means there won't be much of a shakeup in council chambers.
Barely six months since winning the job, state Rep. Jeremy LaCombe successfully defended his District 18 seat, defeating former Pointe Coupee Parish School Board President Brandon Bergeron.
Voters in House District 72 easily reelected state Rep. "Robby" Carter, of Greensburg, on Saturday to a fifth non-consecutive term, defeating first-time candidate Marylee Bellau, of Kentwood.
Incumbent Sherman Mack has retained his position as the state Representative for District 95, with an overwhelming win over challenger Robin Parrott, according to complete but unofficial election results.
Mack “Bodi” White won a third term Saturday as senator for Senate District 6, defeating Rufus Craig, Baton Rouge attorney and state chairman of the Libertarian Party, who made a longshot bid for the seat.
St. Helena Parish Sheriff Nathaniel “Nat” Williams Sr. cruised into a fourth term in office Saturday, denying a challenge from former deputy Frank Ricard Sr.
East Feliciana Parish voters easily reelected Sheriff Jeff Travis to a second term Saturday, outpolling former officers Kintell Danny Scott and Ronnie Winters, who also sought the parish’s top law enforcement job.
Sheriff Bobby Webre, the former chief deputy of Ascension Parish who became the interim when his longtime boss retired in January to avoid a conflict of interest, rolled Saturday to an overwhelming victory to remain the parish's top law enforcemen…
A disabled elderly man died Saturday morning in a house fire in White Castle, the Iberville Parish Sheriff’s Office reported.
New: 11:47 a.m. Sunday, Oct. 13: In a statement late Sunday morning, Murphy Painter said he will pursue a runoff against front-runner Clint Cointment for Ascension Parish president, though Painter is 20 percentage points behind Cointment.
West Baton Rouge Parish President Riley "Pee Wee" Berthelot easily secured reelection, but voters will be headed back to the polls next month following a crowded race for sheriff that's headed to a run-off.
A new volunteer fire station expected to open in Sorrento around Thanksgiving will more than double the space of the old one constructed almost 50 years ago and be capable of housing larger fire trucks built in recent years, fire officials say.
VACHERIE — St. James Parish sheriff's deputies are seeking the public's help in finding a Vacherie man accused in a Sept. 28 slaying.
Riverfront restaurants, walkways and cruise ships chartering from floating docks are part of the vision to turn several dozen acres of land along the Mississippi River in West Feliciana Parish into a destination for day-trippers and visitors.
A pediatrics practice in Prairieville is working with the FBI and has notified its patients' families of a ransomware virus that in August attacked the computer network of the information technology company that provides IT services for the clinic.
Two juveniles, ages 15 and 16, were arrested Thursday on counts of terrorizing and booked into the St. Bernard Parish Detention Center after deputies responded to Dutchtown High School regarding a possible active shooter, Ascension Parish Sheriff …
A jury on Thursday found a Livingston Parish man guilty of second-degree murder in the death of a Maurepas teen whose skull was repeatedly bludgeoned with a hammer after having her neck and jaw broken while she was still alive and whose body was d…
The chairman of the Iberville Parish Council is calling for the resignation of Councilwoman Courtney Lewis, who hasn't shown up to work in months — but he says the calls haven't been answered because nobody can find her.
A member of the Louisiana Secretary of State's election compliance unit is expected to pay a visit to Assumption Parish Saturday afternoon amid a heated, four-person race to replace outgoing parish Clerk of Court Darlene Landry.
In a series of interviews recorded by detectives, John Cowart went from vehemently denying any knowledge of Emily Rodgers’ disappearance to eventually leading police to her brush-covered body on the side of a Maurepas road and to an admission that…
HAMMOND — Fourteen Southeastern Louisiana University students have been chosen as members of the 2019 Homecoming queen and beau courts. The seven women and seven men will reign over homecoming festivities Oct. 7-12.
The third annual West Feliciana Children's Book Festival was Saturday under the oaks at Parker Park in St. Francisville.
The Pride-Chaneyville Branch of the East Baton Rouge Parish Library held its 11th annual community history festival Saturday. This year's theme: "Looking Back."
As part of a new push for downtown revitalization, Zachary leaders are trying to figure out how to entice more businesses and visitors to Main Street and the surrounding area.
As we enter the Halloween season, ghostly stories become a focal point. This season The Plainsman, The Democrat and The Watchman want to hear your stories from the area.
DENHAM SPRINGS — Unseasonably hot weather apparently didn’t have a significant effect on the annual Fall Festival held Oct. 5 on North Range Road in the heart of the Antique Village.
Slaughter Fest is comingThe Slaughter Civic Club is having its annual Slaughter Fest from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Oct. 19 on the Town Walk near Slaughter Town Hall, La. 19.Vendors will sell crafts and food. A game area for kids of all ages will have face…
The St. Amant High School Gators used a stingy second-half defense and stellar quarterback play to beat perennial power Lutcher 39-15 at the Pit in St. Amant. Quarterback Cole Poirrier finished 14-20 for 215 yards and a touchdown as well as using …
The Taste of Zachary Festival entered its third year Saturday as The Americana Development initiated another campaign to engage the community and raise funds for the Americana YMCA.
On Oct. 4, Zachary High School's football team defeated the Istrouma Indians 48-0 in the homecoming matchup. The homecoming theme was “a Knight to Remember,” and fans and students were encouraged to wear black and dress for the medieval vibe.
ALBANY — An early preview of the spirit of Halloween was in evidence at the meeting room of the Albany-Springfield Branch of the Livingston Parish Library on Oct. 3, when the branch hosted its fourth annual Pumpkin Decorating Evening, an event tha…