New jointly negotiated garbage contracts, the first collaborative gesture between the previously at-odds Pointe Coupee Parish and New Roads city governments, are expected to show a savings from the two current contracts.
Mike Cazes isn't planning to give up his badge just yet. The longtime West Baton Rouge Sheriff has announced he will run in October's election.
A patrol deputy who went back to the streets after being told he had only two years to live was honored Monday with a flag presented by Congressman Garrett Graves.
A 50-year-old man was struck by a vehicle and killed Saturday night while walking along a Port Allen highway, according to Louisiana State Police.
The Iberville Parish School Board this week approved spending $325,000 to renovate the district's central office building, but the board president and another member say they were confused about what they were voting on and hope to have the board'…
A woman pointing a gun at an officer prompted a police chase that started near Livonia and ended in Baton Rouge Tuesday afternoon, according to a WBRZ report.
One person was killed in a West Baton Rouge trailer park shooting Monday night, but few details were being released on Tuesday.
The parents of a Pointe Coupee Parish toddler were indicted Monday on negligent homicide in her death, with prosecutors claiming the adults were sleeping after having smoked marijuana when the 3-year-old wandered off and drowned in a pool.
Iberville Parish Sheriff's deputies have seized more than 11 pounds of methamphetamine and a handgun in the arrest of a Texas man stopped on Interstate 10.
The tiny town of Morganza has a bald eagle nest, a roadside marker noting its role in the movie "Easy Rider" and a historic-but-dilapidated shell of a high school. Now what it wants is tourists.
Pointe Coupee Parish’s new leadership team is taking shape with the most recent department head — the Department of Public Works and Utilities director — set to take to the role next week.
Our Lady of the Lake Physician Group formally launched a project Wednesday to consolidate and expand its westside operations with a groundbreaking ceremony that included the blessing of an 11,000 square foot slab of concrete along La. 1.
The STEM Magnet Academy of Pointe Coupee has been so flooded with applications from students wanting to enroll as it prepares for its final year of grade expansions that it's close to needing a lottery system to determine who gets admitted.
A joint residential garbage collection contract could be the first step in rekindling a strained relationship between Pointe Coupee Parish and City of New Roads.
BAYOU SORREL — When Ashlyn Melton turned the corner in the early hours that morning, she first saw the police lights piercing through an otherwise dark Addis street.
PLAQUEMINE — Residents fed up with undelivered mail, receiving neighbors’ packages and picking up deliveries strewn on their lawns are trying to get a message through to the U.S. Postal Service: Fix the problems.
Mosaic Fertilizer executives and their contractors are scrambling to find new places to store millions of gallons of highly acidic water being drained from a slumping 140-acre lake atop a towering waste pile in St. James Parish.
VACHERIE — More than 125 St. James Parish residents, environmentalists and social justice activists rallied at a meeting hall here Tuesday night to call for resistance to the parish's continued industrialization.
The candidates campaigning for the vacant District 18 state representative seat come from wildly different backgrounds and political experience, but bring common ideas on what's needed for progress in the region.
Environmental regulators are engaged in emergency mode in monitoring the stability of a large waste pile at a Mosaic Fertilizer plant in St. James Parish that is threatening to collapse along its northern face, state officials said Friday.
Pointe Coupee Schools Superintendent Kevin Lemoine has officially submitted his retirement letter, marking his departure date 18 months prior to his current contract's end date.
Louisiana troopers are investigating what caused a a single-vehicle crash Wednesday that killed a Plaquemine man.
A Plaquemine woman was killed Thursday morning when she ran off the road and her car was submerged in an Iberville Parish bayou.
The family of a 14-year-old Brusly Middle School student who was seen in surveillance footage being slammed to the ground by a Brusly Police Department officer has filed a lawsuit against the police and school district.
Addis Police have identified the victim who died in a six-vehicle crash Tuesday on La. 1, and the driver accused of causing the wreck.
One highlighter and high-five at a time, Westlake Chemical employees are building relationships with the students at Iberville Elementary School.
Pointe Coupee’s inaugural council met for the first time Tuesday night, boasting an optimistic outlook with the approval of its first two department heads and the promising progress ahead for the parish.
The West Baton Rouge School District is part of a year-long pilot program that will see former Secret Service agents evaluate school security, educate teachers on crisis scenarios and provide the basic knowledge of psychological profiling so staff…
Officials this month will begin filtering and dumping sediment from False River onto a neighboring property, the first time that particular tactic has been used to help restore the long-troubled waterway.
ST. GABRIEL — Wetland ecologist Scott Nesbit drove down a gravel oil field road in an all-terrain utility vehicle, zipping under a heavy forest canopy toward what he says is the source of it all.
West Baton Rouge taxpayers will be bracing for another steep increase in school millages in 2019, but Superintendent Wes Watts assures residents they'll see the payoff with construction started or nearing completion on most projects.
Police say a White Castle man who is on parole for manslaughter will likely face a negligent homicide charge after the other driver in a crash he was involved in succumbed to his injuries.
The Iberville Parish Sheriff's Office has arrested two men investigators believe have played a major role in the area's heroin and cocaine problem.
As the New Year rings in for Pointe Coupee Parish, so too does the season for governmental overhaul.
VACHERIE — A $9.4 billion Formosa Petrochemical plant that economic development officials dubbed "the big one" earlier this year has won conditional land use approval from the St. James Parish Council after months of debate, adding another step in…
A grand jury has indicted a West Baton Rouge deputy accused of stalking and sexually assaulting multiple victims while on duty.
A West Baton Rouge grand jury has indicted two Brusly officers accused of using excessive force on a student in October, but the boy's family believes the charges aren't harsh enough.
Marcayah Carter was teased last school year when she started wearing glasses. Even though she could see better and she picked mint green frames — her favorite color — they laughed.
A second former Port Allen police officer has filed a lawsuit alleging Police Chief Esdron Brown consistently forced his religion on his officer corps through mandatory meetings, and further claimed the chief used God's will as reasoning for unjus…
Suspended Lafayette City Marshal Brian Pope’s legal problems again worsened this week when one of the organizers in the failed recall effort against Pope sued him in federal court for retaliation.
In a pretty dress and with her favorite toy doll tucked under her arm, Amaya Guilbeaux was buried Saturday, two days after what would’ve been her fourth birthday.
Two children suffered minor injuries Tuesday after a West Baton Rouge Parish school bus turned into a ditch around 9:30 a.m.
When Tommy Francise died of cancer Saturday while in jail awaiting trial, he left behind an open-ended murder case and unanswered questions for his family and for the families of the two Iberville Parish men he is accused of killing.
The Plaquemine man was awaiting trial for two decades-old slayings in Iberville Parish died this weekend in jail, Iberville Parish Sheriff Brett Stassi has told WAFB-TV.