A tanker ship hit the Sunshine Bridge on Sunday, causing a road closure in both directions for roughly two hours, but state officials said the structure was not damaged.
PRAIRIEVILLE — Ascension Parish is poised to start work later this year on a narrow, short stretch of highway that serves as an important link for commuter traffic in Prairieville — a project tied to financing acquired in a road swap deal with sta…
PRAIRIEVILLE — Fast-growing but low-lying Ascension Parish's endless struggle to maintain clean water and improve drainage showed itself on several fronts this week, as the parish grappled with policing runoff from new home construction and took a…
The Ascension Republican Women sent a delegation to Louisiana Federation of Republican Women Day on April 14 at the Legislature. For information about the group, visit www.facebook.com/AscensionRW or e-mail ARWrUS@aol.com.
Details from a search warrant in the case of an Iberville Parish deputy and a mother accused of filming a sex act with a toddler describe the two as friends, and claim they spoke about the encounter for an hour before allegedly filming it.
Participants in this year's Ascension Parish home vegetable garden contest were judged in early May on the basis of site selection; record keeping; apparent productivity; and weed, disease and insect pressure.
The Louisiana Department of Public Safety and Corrections swore in 22 new probation and parole officers on May 17 at the Louisiana State Police training auditorium in Baton Rouge. The new officers will work in districts across Louisiana.
Ascension Parish deputies Kane Hanna, Caleb Kulcke and Joshua Pilant graduated on May 29 from the Capital Area Regional Training Academy in Baton Rouge.
State services for people with intellectual or developmental disabilities and their families will be discussed during a town hall meeting at 5:30 p.m. June 18 in the main conference room of the Ascension Parish Governmental Complex, 615 Worthey St…
The Ascension Parish Council has provided a team from the Leadership Ascension Class of 2019 with $50,000 in support of its Team of Dreams project to build Ascension Parish’s first all-abilities baseball field.
CONVENT — A Prairieville man received a five-year prison sentence after his conviction earlier this year in a 2015 crash in St. James Parish that killed a Vacherie woman, prosecutors said Wednesday.
DONALDSONVILLE — The State Legislature set aside about half of the estimated construction cost for a long-running, multiparish project to remove trees and silt dams from bayous that drain Donaldsonville, other parts of western Ascension and neighb…
GONZALES — A Catholic priest indicted in Ascension Parish and arrested in Houston, Texas, has surrendered to Louisiana authorities more than a week after he had been allowed to bond out of the Texas jail without going through extradition.
GONZALES — The East Ascension drainage board on Monday recommended a six-month moratorium on new neighborhood construction four days after the parish president's veto of restrictive floodplain management rules survived an attempted override.
GONZALES — Mary Bird Perkins Cancer Center has requested an exemption from undedicated sales tax in the city of Gonzales for major medical equipment purchases and associated expenses at its La. 30 campus.
All lanes of Highland Road will be closed nightly at its intersection with Interstate 10 in the southeastern corner of East Baton Rouge Parish beginning Monday night (June 17) as part of a project to widen the interstate to six lanes, state offici…
HAMMOND — Over 60 students at Southeastern Louisiana University were recently inducted into the university’s chapter of the national honor society Phi Kappa Phi.
During a recent Americans for Prosperity crawfish boil, members of the Ascension Republican Women had an opportunity to meet Matthew Charles, who attended the Feb. 5 State of the Union Address as a guest of President Donald Trump after becoming th…
A 37-year-old man was gunned down in the driveway of his Gonzales home Saturday morning, according to the Ascension Parish Sheriff's Office.
PRAIRIEVILLE — Paul Underwood’s backyard garden has been a treasured pastime since retiring nearly 30 years ago from work at a retail store, but heavy rains and the parish’s inadequate drainage system have made keeping it up difficult.
DONALDSONVILLE — Ascension Parish President Kenny Matassa's veto of a major flood prevention package narrowly withstood an attempted override Thursday, halting a proposal two years in the making.
Two major regulatory changes that supporters and federal regulators say could lessen flood risks in Ascension Parish are on the ropes or already dead amid political pressure from builders and homeowners and under the weighty hammer of the parish p…
After nearly a quarter century without a K-9 unit, the Ascension Parish Sheriff's Office is preparing to add four-legged partners back to its patrols.
Gold sales awards went to Sandy Scallan, $7.7 million, and Sherri Rachal, $5.1 million, during the annual awards luncheon for Villar and Co. Real Estate in Prairieville.
Ascension Parish government has reached an agreement with The Arc of East Ascension to hire clients of the organization through its supported employment services.
Donna Stelly will give a free presentation on butterflies at 4 p.m. Sunday, June 9, at the Depot Gallery of the River Region Arts Association, 320 E. Ascension St., Suite C, Gonzales. Topics will include where to look for eggs and caterpillars, ho…
Delaney Inabnet, a senior at St. Amant High School, has been named the recipient of a $500 academic scholarship from the Louisiana Sheriffs’ Scholarship Program.
Pledging to work on responsible development, infrastructure, drainage and the opioid crisis, Joel Robert is seeking the District 2 Ascension Parish Council seat in the Oct. 12 election.
SORRENTO — The Sorrento Town Council gave East Ascension drainage officials three months to come up with a schedule to clean the town’s drainage ditches and have that work done in a year and a half.
DONALDSONVILLE — The proposed budget for the Ascension Parish school district's new fiscal year, which begins July 1, includes funding for a $1,000 pay raise for teachers, matching the teacher pay raise approved this week by the state legislature,…
PRAIRIEVILLE — A 45-year-old man anonymously left at a Gonzales hospital after being shot Saturday afternoon has died, Ascension Parish sheriff's deputies said Tuesday.
The Ascension Parish school district plans to offer 20 spots in its prekindergarten program to families interested in paying a moderate monthly tuition for the program that's historically been based on family income.
GONZALES — A small subdivision planned off Bayou Narcisse Road in Gonzales has drawn opposition from residents on the street for its small lot sizes compared to the rest of the neighborhood.
HAMMOND — Southeastern Louisiana University’s College of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences honored top graduates at its annual honors convocation April 29.
BATON ROUGE — Sixty-one LSU graduates were awarded the LSU Distinguished Communicator Award during a ceremony May 9, as part of the university’s 298th commencement exercises.