Fueled by frustration over flooding, development and the council's rocky relationship with the new Ascension Parish president, two groups filed papers this week to recall council members Teri Casso and Corey Orgeron.
The New Roads branch of the Office of Motor Vehicles will be closed until further notice due to COVID-19 precautions, the agency said Tuesday.
Ascension Parish President Clint Cointment said he and the Parish Council have had communication breakdowns and need to "hit the reset button" in their relationships to better manage flood protection work.
At least six people — including a former fraud prosecutor and two state Fire Marshal’s Office employees — are accused of defrauding Louisiana of more than $800,000 to profit off the state’s hurricane relief efforts last year.
Two West Baton Rouge community centers will be time traveling to the prehistoric period when one of the largest traveling dinosaur museums rolls into town.
A passing storm cell Friday night dropped an estimated 7 inches of rain in two to three hours, causing street and house flooding in northeastern Ascension Parish, federal weather forecasters and local officials said.
BURNSIDE — A long-awaited fix to traffic on the busy La. 44 corridor between Gonzales and Burnside in Ascension Parish is likely two-to-three months from a construction start, state highway officials said Friday.
DONALDSONVILLE — Ascension Parish President Clint Cointment urged the public Thursday to do their part to "call out" threatening rhetoric online and put out the "fire" of potential violence before it escalates into something people will regret.
PAULINA — A Baton Rouge woman who worked in a St. James Parish post office admitted to stealing a $1,000 money order being sent through the mail, federal prosecutors said Thursday.
A man who disappeared after his car crashed into a flooded canal in Port Allen during May's huge rainstorm, leading to one person's death, turned himself into police Monday.
NAPOLEONVILLE — A Belle Rose man threw a beer can at an Assumption Parish sheriff's deputy, landing himself in parish jail on battery on a police officer and other counts, authorities said Monday.
GONZALES — Ascension Parish government has a regular practice, stepped up in recent years under Parish President Clint Cointment's administration, of pumping down waterways before major storms.
GONZALES — Ascension became the second Baton Rouge-area parish this week to halt new development as the aftermath of the May flash floods prompted leaders to take a closer look at growth and put aside, at least for now, concerns of the robust home…
DARROW — Ascension sheriff's deputies recovered the body of a New Iberia man Monday who had jumped from the I-10 Bridge into the Mississippi River three days earlier near Baton Rouge, authorities said.
The Iberville Parish Council approved a one-year halt on new construction on the east side of the Mississippi River, a move that mirrors similar proposals in nearby parishes following severe flash flooding from heavy rains last month.
GONZALES —The East Ascension drainage district has "acted in a way that is manifestly arbitrary and unreasonable" when it refused for years to maintain roadside ditches in the town of Sorrento, even though the city's residents paid drainage taxes,…
The Assumption Parish Sheriff's Office is defending deputies who tased a Thibodaux man several times before arresting him after reports that he brandished a gun at a Plattenville gas station.
A Belle Rose man was arrested Tuesday in connection to an attempted murder in a farming region near Paincourtville and Belle Rose, according to the Assumption Parish Sheriff's Office.
At a recent meeting of the St. James Parish Council meeting, chairman Alvin "Shark" St. Pierre held up a mailer that went throughout his district with his face on it.
Raising concerns about "environmental justice," five Democratic attorneys general for New York, the District of Columbia and three other states in the Northeast said they want the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers to conduct a more thorough review befo…
For a second time in less than five years, high, slow-draining floodwater in the Bluff Swamp will force Ascension Parish workers to cut a drainage path through Alligator Bayou Road, shutting it potentially for weeks longer.
Plastic-making giant Shintech Louisiana can skip paying Iberville Parish nearly $110 million in local taxes after a majority of council members approved a sizable tax break for the company.
Nearly a week after heavy rain doused the Baton Rouge region, houses remained surrounded by flood water on Monday and stood as islands in the Bluff Swamp of eastern Ascension Parish.
Iberville and Ascension parishes have prevailed, at least temporarily, in a dispute with East Baton Rouge Parish over portable dams that were installed to block flood water from spilling out of Bayou Manchac, as water levels continued to decline i…
BAYOU L’OURSE — An Assumption Parish man let out on bail less than two months over a 2019 rape allegation has been accused of another sex crime against a female, sheriff's deputies said Friday.
A Donaldsonville man accused of shooting two people in a parking lot Wednesday was arrested Thursday in West Baton Rouge, according to the Ascension Parish Sheriff's Office.
With distant storm clouds and high water stirring worries of flooding along Bayou Manchac, a Baton Rouge judge ordered Wednesday that portable dams not be installed along the waterway in Iberville and Ascension parishes.
Iberville Parish President Mitch Ourso said Wednesday he will go to jail before he'll take down water-filled fabric dams being installed along Bayou Manchac in the northeastern corner of his parish.
Authorities in Pointe Coupee Parish were searching Tuesday for a man who they say fatally shot a woman and injured man over the weekend.
Prevost Memorial Hospital saw its surplus cash, investments and other assets hit nearly $25.5 million in the fiscal year ending last August, though the pandemic scared away many non-COVID patients for months and cut into the availability of nursin…
A motorcyclist died in a crash early Friday morning on Highway 3089 in Ascension Parish, according to Louisiana State Police.
Police in White Castle shot and injured a man following a chase Friday that ended with an exchange of gunfire, according to authorities.
AMELIA — A Morgan City man wanted on a battery count in St. Mary Parish was driving before sunrise Monday with one headlight out while intoxicated at more than twice the legal limit, deputies said.
Balloons floated into the sky over the Port Allen High School softball field Friday as family, classmates and loved ones gathered to remember Jazzimane Woods, a 15-year-old who officials say was fatally shot by a 14-year-old last weekend in a case…
If you're stuck in a mud flat or find yourself too deep in the shallows of the Assumption Parish swamps, sheriff's deputies have a new rescue tool to pull you free.
Port Allen High School this week will gather to mourn a student who was fatally shot while inside an apartment this past weekend.
The former mayor of White Castle, who was accused of illegally reimbursing himself more than $2,000 while in office, will serve three years of probation after pleading no contest Wednesday to a corruption charge.
A Canadian teen who had been staying in St. James Parish was ordered to New Jersey to face allegations he made a bogus bomb threat last fall against Princeton University, prosecutors said.
A Port Allen officer who was arrested after stun-gunning a handcuffed man yelling for help from the back of a police cruiser has resigned.
A divided West Baton Rouge Parish Council rejected a $22.5 million property tax exemption for a $240 million solar farm seeking to locate in the northern end of the parish. But other local leaders and the state Board of Commerce and Industry have …
GEISMAR — Since the 1960s, fertilizer manufacturer PCS Nitrogen and its predecessors have piled up a 180-foot-tall mound of a chalky white chemical waste byproduct known as phosphogypsum on a remote highway corner in Ascension and Iberville parishes.
A Canadian teen accused of making a bogus bomb threat last fall to Princeton University was arrested in St. James Parish, authorities said.
GONZALES — Ascension Parish government and other agencies will provide COVID-19 vaccinations starting 8 a.m. Monday at Lamar-Dixon Expo Center as the area sees rising positivity and case numbers in recent weeks and slightly below-average vaccinati…
Officials in Port Allen plan to recommend dismissal of a police officer recorded on body camera last month stun-gunning a handcuffed man as he screamed for help in the back of a cop car.
PAINCOURTVILLE — An Assumption Parish woman wanted by authorities for more than two weeks in a domestic stabbing has been arrested, the Sheriff's Office said.
The Home Builders Association of Greater Baton Rouge invites the community to the annual Parade of Homes from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. April 24-25 and May 1-2.