Africa Davis and her family prepared to leave their home of six years for the foreseeable future, cleaning out their belongings two months after Hurricane Ida tore off part of the roof.
Ascension Parish Councilman Corey Orgeron fought with one of his clients late last week and was cited with a misdemeanor battery count three days before he had an explosive outburst during a meeting where he challenged another elected official and…
The Ascension Parish Council and Parish President Clint Cointment have ended their running battle over who calls the shots on flood prevention, but a public shouting match between council members and constituents shows the political temperature is…
In the early morning darkness of Oct. 12, 2018, a 136-foot-tall crane mounted on a barge crashed into the Sunshine Bridge over the Mississippi River.
A Baton Rouge woman and postal worker in St. James Parish was sentenced to one year of probation after she had admitted to stealing $1,000 from someone's mail, federal prosecutors said Thursday.
Two people were killed when a westbound sedan crossed the median on Interstate 10, vaulted cable barriers and collided with an oncoming 18-wheeler between Sorrento and Gramercy, Louisiana State Police said.
The failure to have an on-the-ground spotter while a ship crane was in operation led to a costly collision with the Zen-Noh Grain elevator in St. James Parish nearly a year ago, federal safety investigators said.
More than eight years ago, the Ascension Parish library system bought property in St. Amant for $350,000 to one day build a new branch in the southeastern corner of the parish.
New Roads spent more than $20,500 last year on a personal police security detail for first-term Mayor Cornell Dukes with no apparent public purpose, an audit says.
A baseball bat that was the murder weapon in the brutal 1996 slaying of Ascension Parish businessman Victor Rossi has been turned over to experts working on behalf of convicted River Parishes serial killer Daniel Blank, along with other evidence c…
Five months after a Donaldsonville drive-by, authorities have arrested a White Castle man they say was behind the Ascension Parish shooting that injured one person, deputies said Wednesday.
Ascension Parish President Clint Cointment will remain the director of flood control efforts on the east bank of the parish under an agreement reached six days after the head of a key drainage panel informed him he would be fired from the job.
Ascension Parish sheriff's deputies are seeking the public's help in finding a man who stabbed someone at a Prairieville bar Saturday night.
A long-stalled project to dredge the New River Canal through much of Gonzales is expected to start in "weeks," officials said.
For years, as East Baton Rouge has sprawled south and Ascension and Iberville parishes have reached north, people have searched for ways to unclog the scenic bottleneck that is Bayou Manchac.
A one-time Ascension Parish couple convicted in the attempted robbery and slaying of a Gonzales man each faces 35 years in state prison after convictions this week.
Since the East Ascension drainage panel voted to remove the parish president as head of drainage this summer, a clutch of council members and the president have been privately negotiating a new power-sharing arrangement that would oversee drainage…
Ascension Parish President Clint Cointment will open talks with a Prairieville homeowners' association about costly repairs to their neighborhood's private drainage basin, even as some parish council members warned the move could start a precedent…
A Baton Rouge man was out on bail Wednesday after his arrest in Assumption Parish a day earlier on allegations he corresponded with a 13-year-old girl on social media and later had sex with her, authorities said.
Debris contractors collecting waste from Hurricane Ida have been temporarily suspended from their rounds in Ascension Parish and East Baton Rouge Parish so officials can focus on draining the heavy rain expected from Tropical Storm Nicholas.
Local officials are warning people to keep their ditches and storm drains clear of debris from Hurricane Ida as a new tropical storm stirs off the Texas Gulf Coast and promises heavy rain across the Baton Rouge area this week.
The Federal Emergency Management Agency is setting up locations throughout southeast Louisiana to register people for assistance for their damage from Hurricane Ida.
Ascension Parish government's disaster debris contractor, DRC Emergency Services, won't accept post-storm vegetative debris collected in black plastic bags, officials say.
Pam Benoit and Carmen Schexnayder sliced lunch meat under a flashlight in the back of Schexnayder's Supermarket as hungry customers waited for workers to fill their orders.
For those who knew him, it made sense that Dennis Duplessis would go out in Hurricane Ida's winds to prepare a generator so his wife, Hope, would have it running when she got back after the storm.
Baton Rouge and surrounding communities should expect to see the worst of Hurricane Ida from around 10 p.m. Sunday to 1 a.m. Monday, the National Weather Service says.
Assumption Parish will open a shelter of last resort 7 a.m. Sunday in Napoleonville for residents who have remained in the parish in spite of a mandatory evacuation order.
With the eye of the powerful Hurricane Ida expected to swipe past the western edge of Ascension Parish late Sunday night, parish government has decided to open two shelters of last resort early the same day.
All Assumption Parish residents must evacuate and seek higher ground as Hurricane Ida bears down on the Louisiana coast, officials said.
St. James Parish President Pete Dufresne warned residents Friday that Hurricane Ida is expected to create "widespread power outages for an extended period of time," comparable to Hurricane Gustav's impact more than a decade ago.
Lamar-Dixon Expo Center in Ascension Parish will begin accepting horses and cows from owners trying to keep their animals out of potential flood water ahead of Tropical Storm Ida.
As Tropical Storm Ida moves towards southeast Louisiana, some Baton Rouge area schools are closing campuses and moving to virtual classes.
With a Tropical Storm Ida seemingly headed to Louisiana, local officials started Thursday to put out sandbags for the public to prepare.
Five Louisiana chemical plants that have been under regulators' microscope are producing significantly less of a cancer-causing chemical than estimated in previous years, reducing health risks, the EPA is telling residents of nearby communities.
A Lutcher man has been arrested in a blaze that spread from a relative's home that had been the target of an alleged arson attempt to a neighboring house and an outside shed, state fire investigators said Thursday.
The last of six recall petitions promised last month against the Ascension Parish Council was filed Wednesday as Dal Waguespack became the latest member to face a threat to his seat.
Construction on an enormous $9.4 billion plastics plant proposed in St. James Parish must be delayed so the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers can do a more extensive and lengthy review of the facility's impacts on the environment and nearby minority co…
For the first week of school in Ascension Parish, a few dozen bus routes have had had to make some lengthy detours to avoid a handful of bridges that are either no longer able to handle heavy weight or have been closed for repairs longer than expe…
U.S. Rep. Troy Carter has asked the Biden administration for third-party monitoring of air emissions in the Mississippi River corridor between Baton Rouge and New Orleans — and for money to study the cumulative impact of those emissions on public health.
A Pierre Part man wanted for more than three months in a road rage clash at the Sorrento roundabout has been booked on attempted second-degree murder and other counts following his arrest over unrelated allegations he violated a protective order i…
GONZALES — Ascension Parish public works trucks have been delivering loads of dirt from a dredging project to property owned by a company held by the father of first-term Councilman Joel Robert, according to the councilman and land records.
Earlier this year, western Ascension Parish public works employees felt disconnected from their east bank leadership, underpaid and inhibited in their efficiency on the job with poor equipment and working conditions.
Leaders in Ascension, East Baton Rouge and Iberville parishes say they are renewing focus on breaking the political and hydrological logjam that has allowed chronic flooding in the Spanish Lake and Bluff Swamp areas and Bayou Manchac to go unresol…
Drainage concerns helped lead to the filing of a recall petition against Dempsey Lambert, a five-term Ascension Parish councilman who has led drainage efforts in the parish for years, supporters said Thursday.