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 run-off.
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.
DONALDSONVILLE — State highway officials say they are putting the final touches on a $10.6 million maintenance project to the Sunshine Bridge and expect all four lanes to be reopened in early November.
Deputies arrested two men and a minor this week following a shooting that injured a person in Plaquemine over the weekend, according to the Iberville Parish Sheriff's Office.
Records from a health center that's accused of misdiagnosing Iberville Parish students as having serious mental health disorders will follow those students for years, authorities say, but the full impact of the false reporting — part of an alleged…
A Florida woman who freed herself from a camel by biting its testicles at an Iberville Parish truck stop last month said Wednesday she suffered broken bones and had to have her lungs drained of blood after the 600-pound animal knocked her over and…
LABADIEVILLE — A 30-year-old Morgan City woman authorities say they suspect was intoxicated died after a car hit her Tuesday night as she walked in the middle of a travel lane on La. 1247.
The Point Coupe Parish Sheriff's Office is looking for a work release inmate accused of leaving his job site at New Roads Motor Company in a stolen work vehicle.
Longtime West Baton Rouge Parish President Riley “Pee Wee” Berthelot Jr. is bidding to extend his tenure on election day, touting his work to ease traffic congestion.
DONALDSONVILLE — Eastbound traffic on the Sunshine Bridge will be limited to one lane Monday and Tuesday while crews work on repairs to the Mississippi River span, state highway officials said.
When a group of “dirty” actors rolled into rural Pointe Coupee Parish on motorcycles to film “Easy Rider” more than 50 years ago, few people, if any, imagined the movie they made would achieve the success it did.
Video surveillance capturing a bizarre encounter at an Iberville Parish truck stop shows a Florida couple trying to retrieve their deaf dog from a camel's enclosure before the startled 600-pound animal responds to the intrusion by sitting on the w…
A White Castle police officer hopes to become the next sheriff of Iberville Parish but faces steep competition in two-term incumbent Brett Stassi. Both say combating drug abuse is a top priority.
Officials behind a series of multi-million dollar projects to enhance the flow of Mississippi River water down Bayou Lafourche say they are closing in on the removal a 50-year-old low-water dam across the bayou, possibly sometime next year.
A veterinarian prescribed antibiotics Monday for a camel that lives behind an Iberville Parish truck stop after a Florida woman told law officers she bit the 600-pound animal's genitalia after it sat on her when she and her husband entered its enc…
Longtime West Baton Rouge Sheriff Mike Cazes faces three other Democrats in a re-election bid that follows calls for greater transparency and for a better relationship between the sheriff's office and the community.
A West Baton Rouge deputy who fatally shot a Port Allen man during a narcotics raid this summer was dropped from an unrelated excessive force lawsuit after a federal judge ruled Wednesday that the man suing him is ineligible to seek damages becaus…
A Port Allen student's project to reduce bullying at his middle school received a significant boost after the eighth-grader appeared Tuesday on ABC's Good Morning America.
PLAQUEMINE — A retired appellate judge appointed to hear a longstanding oil field legacy lawsuit involving the Spanish Lake swamp breathed new life into the landowners' damage claims this week when he granted them new hearings that keep Shell Oil …
Mitch Ourso says he'll step down as Iberville Parish president after one more term, if voters, re-elect him, but first he wants to build a much-needed bridge across the Mississippi River.
Ella Armstrong has battled flood water that's poured into her New Roads home more times than she can count. She and her neighbors in Pecan Acres, a quaint community in Pointe Coupee Parish, have had to contend with the neighborhood flooding 17 tim…
A former Iberville Parish deputy accused of coercing a woman to perform a sex act on a 1-year-old in exchange for not jailing her pleaded not guilty Thursday to a litany of sex crime felonies.
A rescued dog that was days away from being euthanized at a shelter recently found a new role sniffing out drugs for the Town of Addis Police Department, and over the weekend aided in a significant drug bust.
Members of a West Baton Rouge Parish drug task force gathered outside a motel in late July three miles north of Port Allen after getting a tip from an informant who reportedly bought drugs from someone in Room No. 5 earlier that week.
Authorities in West Baton Rouge Parish are searching for a 19-year-old who they say fired an AR-style rifle into his mother and stepfather's house following a fight.
A commercial truck spilled several hundred gallons of gasoline along a highway in Pointe Coupee Parish following a crash Thursday, authorities said.
The West Baton Rouge deputy who fatally shot a Port Allen man during a narcotics operation in late July has returned to work in a "civilian role," over the objections of the man's family and their supporters who say his reinstatement is premature …
The family of a Port Allen man shot by a West Baton Rouge sheriff's deputy during a July narcotics operation argues in lawsuit filed in federal court that it was unjustified because he was surrendering when the deputy pulled the trigger.
State agents cited two men accused of using electrified nets to shock and catch more than a dozen catfish in an Iberville Parish river, the Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries said Tuesday.
A 66-year-old man died in a rural area of West Baton Rouge Parish after a piece of lawn equipment he had been working on fell on him, authorities said Tuesday.
Officials signed an agreement Wednesday laying out the financing plan for a $65 million expansion of the pumps that supply fresh water to Bayou Lafourche and the more than 300,000 people who rely on it for drinking water.
More than two months after a woman allegedly performed a sex act on her 1-year-old son while an Iberville Parish Sheriff's deputy filmed it, the two were indicted on multiple sex crime felonies Monday.
The family of a man fatally struck by a West Baton Rouge deputy who was driving on-duty with a suspended driver's license argues officials didn't properly screen the deputy, according to a lawsuit they filed alleging negligence.
PORT ALLEN — The family of a man fatally shot in the back of the neck by a West Baton Rouge deputy joined with others from the community on Sunday outside the motel room where he died, holding lit candles as they called for answers and demanded p…
A Plaquemine man was killed Thursday morning after his pickup truck struck a commercial truck that had crossed into his path on LA 1 in Port Allen, authorities said.
State health officials are warning residents to limit their exposure to mosquitoes after confirming nine cases of West Nile Virus in people — the first registered infections this year — including a handful of severe cases in the Baton Rouge area a…
The West Baton Rouge Mosquito Control office has detected its first case of West Nile virus of the season, prompting an increase in mosquito spraying this week in the southern part of the Parish, officials said.
A Ventress man who died from injuries after trying to save his elderly father from a house fire is being remembered by family and friends as a local hero.
In a tiny room tucked behind the far side of the Port Allen Middle School gym, Chase Nyland-Square spends hours each week sorting crowded racks of clothes, putting the best ones forward for his classmates in need of something to wear.
A State Trooper was injured Thursday after he became trapped in the truck door of a man fleeing a traffic stop, State Police spokesman Trooper Taylor Scrantz said.
The former president of the Vacherie Volunteer Fire Department used $56,500 in department money for personal purposes over a two-year period, a new investigative audit says.
Three protesters of the Bayou Bridge Pipeline challenged a Louisiana law aimed and protecting "critical infrastructure," saying in a lawsuit filed Friday that they were arrested in violation of their free speech and other civil rights.
A former West Baton Rouge judge who served a lengthy suspension for judicial improprieties before stepping down entered a crowded race for sheriff just ahead of Thursday's deadline for candidates seeking to run for public office across Louisiana.