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…
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 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.
Addis Police Chief Ricky Anderson says it could take months to determine what happened to a man found dead in his home last week, and he now agrees with the coroner and district attorney that foul play may have been involved.
The man found shot to death inside an abandoned vehicle on Lanier Drive last week was a newly minted New Roads police officer who had spent the past several years working as a bounty hunter — two jobs his family worried could place him in danger.
State environmental regulators must require an oil refinery waste reclamation company in Port Allen to identify the pollutants it wants to dump into the Intracoastal Waterway in West Baton Rouge Parish, a state appeals court ruled.
Addis authorities say they don’t believe foul play led to the death of a man found dead in his home across from the town’s police station, but the West Baton Rouge coroner has classified the case as a homicide and the district attorney’s office sa…
Hundreds of students stepped off school buses in West Baton Rouge Parish this week, returning from their holiday break to a newly built school equipped with sun-soaked classrooms and a gym that finally has air conditioning.
Residents of southeastern East Baton Rouge and in the Zachary area at risk of higher sewer bills under a proposed consolidation of Ascension Parish's sewer system with a private consortium won't face higher rates, under a new agreement.
The driver of an 18-wheeler is in critical condition following an accident on the Atchafalaya Basin Bridge early Friday morning.
A building that had become an eyesore greeting visitors and residents driving into Plaquemine was reduced to a pile of rubble on Wednesday.
Two people backed their pickup truck up to a Plaquemine business in the early morning hours Friday, smashed a store window, pulled out the ATM machine and drove away with it, Plaquemine Police said.
A nonprofit is offering free HIV testing during an event Monday in Port Allen that organizers hope spurs a greater conversation on preventing the spread of HIV.
A gunman wounded a man Wednesday evening during a shooting near downtown Plaquemine that saw several stray bullets pass through a home with people inside, police said.
The driver of a tanker truck that spilled thousands of gallons of gasoline Monday near the Interstate 10 bridge at Port Allen had a suspended driver's license, authorities said.
Officials say clean-up efforts in West Baton Rouge might take up to two days after a tanker truck overturned on the La. 1 southbound ramp Monday evening.
When family members receive the grim news that a loved one has been killed in West Baton Rouge Parish, the Rev. Frank Collins is often the first official they encounter to help them through the trauma.
Authorities on Saturday identified the 60-year-old Plaquemine man who was killed in a boating accident Friday evening in Iberville Parish.
The nation’s sugar crop is expected to be down this year following a difficult growing season in Louisiana that was marred by extreme weather and flooding, as well as significant losses for sugar beet farms in northern states.
The backers of a plan to consolidate sewer service in Ascension Parish say 29 neighborhoods outside the parish also will be part of the deal and pay its increased rates. The Ascension Parish Council would become their rate setting authority, repla…
Louisiana State Police have completed their investigation into the death of a Port Allen man who was shot in the back of the neck by a West Baton Rouge sheriff's deputy, prompting calls Friday from lawyers representing the man's family for the sta…
WATSON — Just down Cane Market Road from Watson Baptist Church, the residents of the Fountainbleau subdivision live in one of the most northern outposts of Ascension Wastewater Treatment's expansive sewer business.
Longtime West Baton Rouge Parish Sheriff Mike Cazes weathered a turbulent year that included multiple high-profile incidents and won a fifth term in office Saturday night with a narrow victory.
A New Roads police officer is accused of taking $100 to fix a court summons issued to a woman on disturbing the peace only to forget to take care of the matter, leading to the woman’s arrest and prompting a complaint from her boyfriend who’d paid …
A community activist who was found fatally shot at his Port Allen home had criticized city leaders about an unsolved murder in the city and the need to curb violence just hours before he was found dead.
SPANISH LAKE — A person thrown from a boat Monday evening after it hit a stump in Spanish Lake in Ascension Parish has been taken to a hospital with non-life-threatening injuries, wildlife officials said.
Pointe Coupee Parish school leaders say they could be forced to close up to half the parish's campuses and lay off a significant number of teachers if a longstanding tax up for renewal Saturday fails.
An elementary school in Brusly needs help taking down a ‘Bama flag that's waving high on its flag pole ahead of LSU’s biggest game on Saturday.
A Plaquemine man who collected more than $450,000 in disability payments while working multiple jobs and even running a local business pleaded guilty this week to Social Security fraud, authorities said Tuesday.
An explosion at the Dow Chemical plant that rumbled across the Baton Rouge region and rattled homes in Plaquemine on Sunday came after workers were rebooting the facility's systems following an overnight power outage, an Iberville Parish official …
Longtime West Baton Rouge Sheriff Mike Cazes faces Port Allen Marshal Mike Zito in the general election, a race where mending trust between the parish's top law enforcement agency and the community has been pushed to the forefront following a tumu…
Areas of West Baton Rouge Parish are under a precautionary boil advisory south of the Intracoastal Canal near the Mississippi River, parish officials said Thursday.
A federal judge has thrown out a year-old wrongful death lawsuit accusing Assumption Parish correctional officers of failing to supply medication to a man with a heart condition who died from cardiac arrest fewer than 12 hours after being booked …
In a concrete room at the Iberville Parish jail, about 30 inmates in orange jumpsuits huddle around circular tables, glancing up from the pages of their thick blue Alcoholics Anonymous book at a TV screen beaming a live lecture from a chemical abu…
A former Pointe Coupee sheriff’s deputy and head of the Morganza tourism office says he plans to boost spending to retain deputies and create more options for connecting law enforcement with young people after unseating long-time sheriff Beaurega…
Raheem T. Pierce was still in high school when he set out to run for the Iberville Parish Council — a race the 19-year-old won handily over three others and will make him the parish's youngest elected official when he takes office next year.
POINT COMFORT, Texas — Formosa Plastics Corp. has agreed to have tighter wastewater discharge standards and to pay $50 million to settle allegations that a company plant in Texas chronically spilled tons of pellets into waterways near the Gulf of Mexico.
ETHEL — The family of an East Feliciana Parish man shot dead by a sheriff's deputy responding to a burglary call early Monday said the man struggled with his mental health and, despite previous trouble with the law, didn't carry guns and didn't po…
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.
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.
A disabled elderly man died Saturday morning in a house fire in White Castle, the Iberville Parish Sheriff’s Office reported.
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 runoff.
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.