The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers expects to award a contract to dig out and build a 1.5-mile segment of the long-awaited Comite River Diversion Canal as early as the end of November, agency officials said.
An Assumption Parish sheriff's deputy is suing a former judge, arguing her racist, derogatory comments about him in private text messages defamed his character and harmed his ability to do his job once they became public.
Southeastern Louisiana University’s Department of Teaching and Learning has named Taylor Dunigan as the recipient of the 2020 Resident Student Teacher of the Year Award.
Visitors interested in traveling to Ascension Parish now have a new marketing and branding campaign to explain why Ascension is Louisiana's Sweet Spot.
The Arc of East Ascension is set to participate in 225 GIVES, a platform that aims to connect the public to support nonprofit organizations.
Todd Sterling leaned over as he pointed his cellphone at a sign on the wall of the River Road African American Museum in Donaldsonville.
The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers wants to take 3½ additional years and spend an extra $6 million to study the proposed Darlington Dry Dam and better assess the risk of catastrophic failure and its impact on minority communities and archaeological sites.
The Ascension Parish mobile library, parked for six months due to the coronavirus, is rolling again, offering another option for book lovers who might feel more comfortable these days having a library all to themselves.
Ascension Parish government employees can expect a 1% to 1.8% cost-of-living increase later this month that is roughly in line with the raises at the School Board and Sheriff's Office, a top parish official said.
GONZALES — AT&T expects to begin rolling out small cell towers in unincorporated Ascension Parish early next year after the Parish Council adopted a new ordinance Thursday that sets up a permitting process for the structures.
A state district judge sent critical air permits for a $9.4 billion Formosa Plastics complex back to state environmental regulators so they can take a closer look at the St. James Parish facility's emissions impacts on Black residents living nearby.
Baton Rouge General’s new neighborhood hospital in Prairieville opened Nov. 9, accepting patients in its 14-bed emergency room and 10-bed inpatient hospital.
A lawsuit alleges the town of Gramercy's parade ordinance amounts to an improper and sweeping ban on political and commercial speech that can only be eased at the discretion of local leaders, violating the First Amendment.
In Ascension Parish, whenever local officials are expected to consider some kinds of land planning matters, parish government puts a public notice sign on the property up for discussion.
GONZALES — The Ascension Parish Council allowed the developer the Belle Savanne subdivision to finish the neighborhood without the construction of a road linking La. 73 in Dutchtown with Bluff Road.
Nearly a month after they reopened, Ascension Parish bars were again forced to close for on-site sales after new state coronavirus data showed the parish rising above state health benchmarks, state licensing officials said.
LUTCHER — The pending closure of the Shell Oil refinery in Convent, an industrial mainstay and top employer in St. James Parish, could cost the local public school district $13.9 million over the next year and a half and change the way schools ope…
NAPOLEONVILLE — A mother upset with the way a bus driver had talked to her child a day earlier attacked and injured the driver in front of school early Tuesday, leading to her arrest later that day, Assumption sheriff's deputies said.
On Oct. 21, Ascension Girl Scout Troop 10286 had the opportunity to earn two badges — Business Owner and Mechanical Engineer: Crane Design Challenge — while touring Go-Devil Manufacturing of Louisiana during a tour of a successful business.
Second Chance Dog Rescue is a foster-based, registered nonprofit dedicated to saving homeless dogs primarily from shelters as well as dogs surrendered by their owners.
Dress up your pets in their cutest Christmas outfits because on from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Sunday, Nov. 15, the Capital Area Animal Welfare Society will take holiday photos of families and their pets at BREC’s Forest Community Dog Park, 13900 S. H…
The Dutchtown Griffins (24-4) and the Ascension Catholic Bulldogs (18-10) advanced to the state volleyball tourney after sweeping both sets 3-0 over their respective opponents.
Donaldsonville High School celebrated homecoming last week with a parade, court luncheon and the crowning of homecoming queen Kyla Pierre.
Going into the fall election for 23rd Judicial District judge, some observers saw Assistant District Attorney Cody Martin as the best shot in the near future for a candidate not from Ascension Parish to a win seat in the three-parish district incr…
PAINCOURTVILLE — Deputies have arrested a Paincourtville man in connection with a series of drive-by shootings directed at a home off La. 1 in northern Assumption Parish, the Sheriff's Office said Friday.
While the coronavirus prevented local residents from sashaying across the dance floor to raise money for the The Arc of East Ascension, the show did go on in the virtual world.
GEISMAR — Ascension Parish sheriff's deputies have arrested a Gonzales father on a misdemeanor count in connection with an Oct. 1 accidental shooting that injured his 6-year-old child.
Jim Mitchell, a top St. James Parish public school official, says Shell Oil Co.'s decision this week to close its Convent refinery is akin to an uppercut to the head from onetime heavyweight boxing champ Mike Tyson.
GONZALES — Agents with a state fugitive task force found a man in New Orleans who has been wanted over a shooting Sunday in Donaldsonville, Ascension sheriff's deputies said.
NAPOLEONVILLE — Sheriff's deputies made a "notable presence" Thursday morning at Assumption High School after a 16-year-old had made social media threats Wednesday toward the school and individuals.
The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers plans to temporarily suspend a permit critical for the construction of a $9.4 billion chemical complex proposed in St. James Parish in hopes of addressing criticisms raised by environmental and community groups.
The day after a former Baton Rouge coach and teacher was arrested on accusations he had sexual contact with a teenager, leaders in a Mississippi church in which he was a pastor said they asked him to resign last month after hearing about the allegations.