A Metairie man was killed and two juveniles, including one from LaPlace, were wounded during a shooting in front of a Waffle House in Gonzales near Interstate 10 early Saturday, police said.
An Ascension Parish public works employee was arrested this week at work in a federal drug investigation and remained Thursday in parish jail without bail, authorities said.
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An Ascension Parish judge rejected the self-defense claims of Ascension Parish Councilman Corey Orgeron and a former client on Wednesday over a fight in the councilman's law office last October, finding both men guilty of misdemeanor simple battery.
A Lutcher man who is a person of interest in the slaying of his mother was in a car crash and hospitalized Friday not long after investigators found her body, St. James Parish sheriff's deputies said.
State environmental regulators plan to fine a Baton Rouge housing developer for allowing dirt from an Ascension Parish construction site to flow into a neighborhood detention pond, which residents fear could make flooding there worse.
A new Starbucks is expected to open in a growing commercial area of southern Prairieville later this year, a local strip mall owner said.
A man who robbed a Gonzales bank of nearly $5,400 in mid-2017 but was captured a few days later after a woman he was with alluded to his exploits on Facebook has been sentenced to five years in prison.
An Assumption Parish Sheriff's deputy has been fired and arrested, accused of sex crimes against a teenager, the sheriff said in a news release on Facebook.
A 43-year-old Donaldsonville woman broke into a home early Wednesday morning and attacked a sleeping woman with a sharp object, trying to cut her, Ascension sheriff's deputies said.
The owners of a historic Gonzales shopping center are demolishing it and planning to develop a new retail center with a grocery store anchor, injecting new investment into an older part of a city that has seen more commercial growth on its fringes…
A White Castle man stole $60,000 from a home safe in Prairieville and buried the cash in the ground in Iberville Parish, Ascension sheriff's deputies said.
A former Assumption Parish chamber of commerce official who was previously accused of video-recording adults in bathrooms has been arrested again on similar allegations — but this time involving two minors and two adults, authorities said.
Ascension sheriff's deputies have arrested a Donaldsonville father and a second man and are looking for the father's son over a shooting earlier this month in the west bank city.
An Olin Chemical chlorine leak last week that sent poisonous chlorine gas wafting into neighborhoods in Plaquemine and prompted 39 people to go to the hospital released an estimated 6,512 pounds of the chemical into the air and on the ground, earl…
Nearly two years ago, developer Chris Ingram agreed to donate to Ascension Parish government roughly one-third of his property initially intended for use in a new housing development because the land was mostly wetlands.
A new Ascension Parish sheriff's deputy still in training was arrested Wednesday on child pornography counts and fired immediately, the parish sheriff said.
An Assumption Parish Sheriff's deputy fired at the driver of a truck on Sunday during an attempted traffic stop, when the driver went into reverse toward officers and rammed two patrol units, the State Police said.
Thirty-nine people visited area hospitals with mostly mild symptoms following a Monday night chlorine gas leak from an Olin Chemical unit inside Dow Hydrocarbons' huge facility near Plaquemine, a higher number than had initially been reported, sta…
A Denham Springs man scaled two 13-foot fences topped with razor-sharp concertina wire to escape the Ascension Parish Prison on Friday but within 90 minutes he was found lying in grass behind a hotel a quarter-mile away, sheriff's deputies said.
The last of six men accused in the shooting of a man in Donaldsonville earlier this month has been found and arrested, Ascension sheriff's deputies said.
A couple helped a Gonzales man dispose of a 24-year-old woman's dead body that ended up being left inside a plastic box in the back of a pickup truck earlier this year, Ascension Parish sheriff's deputies said Thursday.
Nearly two dozen people were hospitalized in the 30 hours following an overnight chlorine gas leak outside the Dow Hydrocarbons complex, the Iberville Parish president said Thursday.
Olin Corp. has ended its immediate response efforts to a chlorine leak that had forced residents in Plaquemine to shelter in their homes for about three hours Monday night and closed local roads.
A nighttime chlorine leak that forced Plaquemine residents to shelter in their homes Monday night started when a compressor caught fire and sent chlorine gas into a neighborhood on the fringes of the giant Dow Hydrocarbons complex.
A compressor caught fire and leaked liquid chlorine, sparking a release of the combustible and caustic chemical Monday night inside the Dow Hydrocarbons complex in Plaquemine.
Ascension Parish sheriff's detectives are looking for LaPlace man wanted in a broad-daylight shooting earlier this month that injured two at a busy intersection just outside Gonzales.
Ascension Parish sheriff's detectives arrested five men Thursday in the shooting of a man last week in Donaldsonville and are seeking a sixth person who remains at large.
Ascension Parish detectives are investigating a late afternoon drive-by shooting in a quiet Prairieville subdivision not far from a local public school, the sheriff said Wednesday.
The Denka Performance Elastomer plant in St. John the Baptist Parish shut down for the month of September after Hurricane Ida barreled through the river parishes.
When a pastor told Ascension deputies that a former high school coach had admitted to sex crimes against a 16-year-old girl, it breathed new life into a three-year-old investigation, court records say. But the pastor's death severely limits the ex…
A male person was shot in Donaldsonville and was receiving medical treatment early Friday afternoon, Ascension Parish sheriff's deputies said.
The Ascension Parish Council gave itself another nearly two months Thursday to hammer out rules aimed at reining in development in Louisiana’s fastest-growing parish over the past two decades.
A 17-year-old boy has been arrested, accused of raping a girl younger than 12 years old, the Assumption Parish sheriff's deputies said.
Ascension Parish's west bank water systems and other utilities have suffered from "a lack of effective operational and managerial oversight," leading to erroneous billing and a wide variety of other errors, auditors recently found.
A person fired on a car carrying three children and an adult in Gramercy as the family was preparing to leave their home, hitting a 2-year-old girl in both legs and a man just outside the car, St. James sheriff's deputies said Monday.
When Byron Gautreau was a young boy in the mid-1930s, he took a horse-drawn wagon from his home on muddy Cannon Road northeast of Gonzales to his great uncle's house, where the roads were good enough for the school bus to pick him up.
The elderly Prairieville man who killed his 75-year-old wife on Wednesday may have been suffering from dementia and did not have a clear motive in the "heartbreaking" case, the Ascension Parish sheriff said Thursday.
Gonzales police are looking for two people who broke through the cinder block wall of a local pawn shop and made off with "a variety" of long guns.
An elderly man shot his wife in western Prairieville Wednesday afternoon and is in custody, the Ascension Parish Sheriff's Office said.
After Hurricane Isaac flooded thousands of homes in St. John the Baptist Parish in 2012, a storm protection levee that had languished in the federal bureaucracy for decades got a kick start of political momentum and cash.
West Baton Rouge Parish Schools Superintendent Wes Watts blames himself after a 10-year renewal for a property tax failed by a single vote during Saturday’s election.
A St. James High talented art teacher accused of molesting one of her students last fall pleaded not guilty to the charge Monday and had her bail cut by half because prosecutors did not bring an additional charge for which she had been previously …
A Donaldsonville man hit and killed a bicyclist riding near Bayou Lafourche last month and was arrested this week after toxicology tests came back, Ascension sheriff's deputies said.
To those who loved her, Dusty Lawless was a huge Saints fan, the life of the party, a best friend to her little brother — and a mom.
A DeRidder man who threatened to jump off the Sunshine Bridge after robbing a Donaldsonville business two years ago will serve 10 years in state prison following a plea agreement with prosecutors in Ascension Parish and a determination he was comp…
Ascension Parish government is seeing a 50% increase in its property insurance rates for the new year even after it resorted to buying a third as much coverage and tapping multiple insurers to spread out risk, the parish's agent says.
St. James Parish sheriff's deputies are looking for a hooded person caught on surveillance video who fatally shot a Lutcher man earlier this week.