In a vote that straddled racial lines, a split West Baton Rouge Parish Council batted down a proposal to uproot a statue of Louisiana’s last Confederate governor, Henry Watkins Allen, amid growing calls from activists that the memorial is a remind…
The Port Allen City Council on Wednesday backed a proposal to remove a statue of Henry Watkins Allen, amid mounting calls to move the monument memorializing Louisiana’s last Confederate governor from its perch facing the parish courthouse.
A Port Allen man accused of fatally shooting a man and injuring another person near Port Allen surrendered to law enforcement Monday morning, authorities said.
A 3-year-old boy died in an apparent drowning in Port Allen on the 4th of July, according to the West Baton Rouge Parish Coroner's Office.
Dozens of protesters marched near a busy Port Allen thoroughfare Sunday, waving signs and chanting "Take Henry down!" as they called for the removal of a statue of Henry Watkins Allen, the Confederate Louisiana governor and military general.
Officials in West Baton Rouge Parish confirmed a tornado formed in a rural area of the parish Wednesday afternoon and damaged at least one home.
ST. GABRIEL — An $87 million rail and warehouse facility proposed on agricultural land set aside for homes has received a necessary industrial zoning change and other approvals from the St. Gabriel City Council after contentious public debate over…
At the beginning of this week, the idea of asking the Iberville Parish Council whether to remove a statue of a Confederate soldier in Plaquemine had yet to pass a single threshold.
The Iberville Parish Council voted unanimously Tuesday to remove a Confederate statue outside the parish's old courthouse building — the latest in an historic symbol of slavery being removed during America's present reckoning with racism and polic…
Entergy is nearing completion of its nearly 600-acre solar farm in West Baton Rouge Parish that, once completed, will be capable of powering thousands of homes, project planners announced Wednesday.
An infant who died of a heart attack at a Port Allen motel was severely malnourished and burned by scalding water, leading to the arrest of the child's mother and her boyfriend, West Baton Rouge Parish officials said Monday.
The sheriff of Iberville Parish said he "shares the nation's outrage" while responding to a Minneapolis man's death at the hands of police, video of which has drawn outrage across the country.
The area around St. Gabriel is continuing to hold the top spot for cases of the novel coronavirus in Louisiana since the outbreak began to be detected in early March.
Families and boaters flocked to False River in Pointe Coupee Parish on Memorial Day weekend for a much-needed chance to get outside following nearly two months being cooped up during the coronavirus lockdown.
DONALDSONVILLE — CareSouth Medical and Dental opened a new drive-thru test site for the novel coronavirus at its clinic in western Ascension Parish on Wednesday, a top company official said.
The St. Gabriel area in Iberville Parish continues to have the highest number of cases of the novel coronavirus of any census tract in the state.
A flood-plagued Pointe Coupee Parish neighborhood that earned the nickname "Flood City" among residents due to regular deluges they'd suffered for years is a step closer to higher ground as construction began to relocate the community.
Government leaders in the Baton Rouge area largely welcomed Gov. John Bel Edwards’ decision to relax a stay-at-home order this Friday, with some urging continued caution and others wondering why it took the governor so long.
More than 10 people who worked in the past for a Plaquemine sno-ball stand manager accused of videotaping people in the shop's bathroom have contacted the Iberville Parish Sheriff's Office since the manager's arrest on May 2, making a current tota…
At least 16 residents at a Port Allen nursing home have died after being sickened by the new coronavirus, with the human toll accounting for the majority of fatal cases in West Baton Rouge Parish.
The operator of a Plaquemine sno-ball stand is accused of videotaping scores of people while they used the shop's bathroom, and the local sheriff says anyone who visited the popular stand in the past 2½ years should contact investigators.
State and federal agents investigating a Pointe Coupee Parish nursing home where at least 11 people died after contracting the coronavirus revisited the facility this week and plan to test each resident for the infection, officials said.
A company that reclaims oil refinery waste may be required to identify the pollutants it wants to dump into the Intracoastal Waterway in West Baton Rouge Parish after the Supreme Court declined this week to hear an appeal from a lower court.
Drive-thru testing sites for the novel coronavirus that have been set up in Gramercy and Donaldsonville will close Wednesday due to inclement weather but are expected reopen on Thursday.
State health officials are investigating a New Roads nursing home where nine current or former residents have died from the illness tied to the novel coronavirus.
A Plaquemine man was killed in a Sunday afternoon fire that engulfed his home after starting in his kitchen, state fire officials said.
The number of deaths from the novel coronavirus has been on a sharp rise over past nine days in Pointe Coupee Parish after the outlying parish had lagged behind the Baton Rouge area for weeks in fatalities from the pandemic, new data show.
Since the new coronvirus shut things down, the West Baton Rouge Parish school system has generally refrained from sending school laptops home, but it is sending them to individual high school students who most need them, and in some cases, hotspot…
Grand Isle will have an evening curfew and new rules outlining who will be allowed on the island to curb the spread of the coronavirus contagion, island officials said Thursday.
PLAQUEMINE — A new drive-thru site for testing of the novel coronavirus opens Saturday morning in Iberville Parish, but Ochsner Health System officials said required doctor's orders for the tests must be faxed in no later than 10 a.m. Friday.
Chateau D'Ville, the Donaldsonville nursing home that saw Louisiana's second cluster of coronavirus cases, has 11 residents with the virus, more than double the initial figure given by state officials.
While East Baton Rouge has the largest number of known coronavirus cases in the Capital area -- hitting 124 as of Friday -- a handful of smaller suburban and rural parishes are seeing higher figures when accounting for population.
The owner of a controversial truck stop in Grosse Tete once considered sending his former mascot — Tony the Tiger — to Joe Exotic, a flamboyant zookeeper at the center of Netflix's hit documentary series "Tiger King."
Ascension, Livingston and West Baton Rouge parishes on Wednesday all announced efforts to resume, albeit in altered forms, the school meal programs they had suspended earlier this week amid concerns about the potential exposure of school workers t…
Three industrial facilities between Baton Rouge and New Orleans have had a combined five workers test positive for the novel coronavirus this week as the number of positive cases statewide approached 1,400 people Tuesday.
Prosecutors have decided not to press charges against a West Baton Rouge deputy who fatally shot a Port Allen man during a motel raid last summer. The lawyer for the family says investigators didn’t fully consider witness statements or take a deep…
Amanda Normand pulls plastic grocery bags from her car on a recent afternoon, setting them in front of a home on the southeast side of Baton Rouge.
Canceling Wednesday's Metro Council meeting amid the coronavirus pandemic won't throw too much of a wrench in city-parish business.
Baton Rouge had its first confirmed case of the novel coronavirus Tuesday and the patient is in isolation at Baton Rouge General hospital, city-parish and hospital officials said.
ST. GABRIEL — The city Planning and Zoning Commission recommended Wednesday two procedural steps that could clear the way for an $87 million rail-and-warehouse facility in a residential area in this east bank Iberville Parish municipality.
In its latest battle against the beaver, officials in Pointe Coupee Parish raised the bounty on the pesky critters that build stream- and culvert-clogging dams that lead to more flooding.
ST. GABRIEL — Pat Hayden moved to the Spanish Lakes neighborhood off La. 30 nine years ago to escape the big city and be closer to her son and grandchildren then living nearby.
Fred Collins is used to warding off pests from his farm fields. But over the years a particular pest has him more on guard because of the potential damage it can cause.
Fat Tuesday found many Baton Rouge area residents flocking to parades in other parts of the state or settling down for a quiet day off — or at work. But for first-responders in the Baton Rouge region, the day was a little different.
A corrections officer at Elayn Hunt Correctional Center used excessive force against an inmate and then lied about it, according to a press release from the Louisiana Department of Public Safety and Corrections.
A husband and wife, both from Ville Platte, died just after sunrise Saturday morning when their 1992 Chevy Silverado ran off U.S. Hwy 180 in Pointe Coupee Parish, overturned and struck a tree, according to State Police.