A grand jury has indicted a West Baton Rouge deputy accused of stalking and sexually assaulting multiple victims while on duty.
Friday, December 14, 2018
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.
Wednesday, December 12, 2018
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.
Wednesday, December 12, 2018
Tuesday, December 11, 2018
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.
Tuesday, December 11, 2018
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.
Saturday, December 08, 2018
Police are searching for leads in a drive-by shooting that left an Iberville Parish woman hospitalized and in serious condition Saturday.
Friday, December 07, 2018
Wednesday, December 05, 2018
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.
Tuesday, December 04, 2018
Monday, December 03, 2018
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.
State Police have completed their probe into the October scuffle involving two Brusly police officers and a middle school student — a confrontation captured on school surveillance cameras that has since drawn concern from residents and local offic…
Thursday, November 29, 2018
Thursday, November 29, 2018
VACHERIE — St. James Parish Council members pressed executives with Yuhuang Chemical and its Georgia-based general contractor, Wood, for greater hiring opportunities for local workers on the $1.5 billion methanol plant under construction in wester…
MORGANZA — The eagle hasn't flown its nest yet, and residents in this Pointe Coupee Parish village took a step Thursday in hopes it never will.
Louisiana highway officials said Thursday they plan to reopen a portion of the Sunshine Bridge on Saturday, seven weeks after shuttering the span because a crane barge knocked key supports askew.
Monday, November 26, 2018
The grandmother of a middle schooler involved in a scuffle with a Brusly police officer last month — a confrontation caught by a school office camera — says the student suffered physical and psychological injuries in violation of his civil rights.
Sunday, November 11, 2018
A one-minute ad touting the need for a new bridge over the Mississippi River started airing on local TV stations last week.
Thursday, November 08, 2018
Two Mississippi men were arrested Thursday morning on possession of cocaine during a State Police traffic stop on Interstate 10, State Police Troop A said. Troopers stopped an eastbound 2017 Ford F-150, shortly after 7 a.m. for a traffic violation…
Sunday, November 04, 2018
LIVONIA — A Fordoche man died Sunday morning in a single-vehicle crash on La. 77 north of US 190 in Pointe Coupee Parish, according to Louisiana State Police.
Wednesday, October 31, 2018
Maringouin– A 33-year-old motorcyclist died after he lost control on a curve and crashed into another vehicle Tuesday on Louisiana Hwy. 77 in Iberville Parish, according to Louisiana State Police.
Sunday, October 14, 2018
In a flash, they were airborne. Their car hit a tree, flipping. Jada Jones felt a sharp jab of pain to her face. The driver-side door came off, but Jones’ friend grabbed her from the passenger seat, keeping the 20-year-old from flying out of the car.
While the Sunshine Bridge remains indefinitely closed after a barge-mounted crane crashed into the bridge Friday, the Plaquemine ferry is extending its hours to aid with the commute.
Friday, September 21, 2018
NEW ROADS — A 52-year-old woman accused of setting a fire at her home over the summer in an attempt to commit insurance fraud has been arrested, authorities said Friday.
Thursday, September 20, 2018
GONZALES — Slated for what should have been an automatic vote Thursday night, a proposed agreement to allow New Roads electrical cooperative PC Electric to begin competing in Ascension Parish was shelved, pending a state probe into the pay, benefi…
PORT ALLEN — A variance request from an environmental services firm hoping to open a $50 million industrial waste reclamation plant in Port Allen was met with overwhelming disapproval from residents who attended a public hearing Thursday night, mo…
Wednesday, September 19, 2018
PORT ALLEN — The Louisiana Department of Environmental Quality will host a public hearing Thursday regarding a permit request from an environmental services firm building a $50 million industrial waste reclamation plant in Port Allen.
Tuesday, September 18, 2018
NEW ROADS — A man died Tuesday after he fell inside a grain silo filled with soybeans, Pointe Coupee Parish Sheriff Bud Torres said.
PLAQUEMINE — The man suspected of fatally shooting a 25-year-old man from the back seat of a moving car in Plaquemine last week was arrested early Tuesday.
Monday, September 17, 2018
PLAQUEMINE — An 18-year-old New Orleans woman and a Plaquemine man have been arrested in the slaying last week of a 25-year-old man who authorities believe was shot by a back seat passenger while he was driving along La. 1.
Thursday, September 13, 2018
PLAQUEMINE — Authorities on Thursday were trying to piece together the circumstances leading to a bizarre fatal shooting of a 25-year-old city man along La. 1 Wednesday night.
Wednesday, September 12, 2018
A West Baton Rouge Parish man accused of stealing and selling 15 horses in two Acadiana parishes has been arrested, the Louisiana Department of Agriculture and Forestry reported Wednesday.
Tuesday, September 04, 2018
The Pointe Coupee Parish Sheriff’s Office on Tuesday announced the capture of four juvenile offenders the agency had been looking for since Monday night after they escaped from a group home in the Fordoche area.
Sunday, September 02, 2018
East Baton Rouge Parish has hired a forensic engineer as it considers whether to sue Iberville Parish over its plan to erect inflatable temporary dams along Bayou Manchac, which separates the parishes.
Friday, August 31, 2018
JARREAU — Pointe Coupee sheriff's deputies are on the hunt for whoever's been sneaking into a local cemetery and stealing metal vases and picture frames off of gravesites.
Wednesday, August 29, 2018
ADDIS — Residents on the west side of the Mississippi River expressed mixed feelings Wednesday about the state's plan to widen Interstate 10 between the Mississippi River bridge and the I-10/12 split, with many saying the project will definitely a…
Tuesday, August 28, 2018
ST. FRANCISVILLE — The Board of Aldermen agreed Tuesday to let three contractors for Entergy Corp. move four 380-ton transformers through the town's Historic District next month.
Sunday, August 26, 2018
MORGANZA — Twenty years ago, a newcomer took up residence in this Pointe Coupee Parish village and quickly became one of its most popular residents.
DONALDSONVILLE — A state district that manages the diversion of Mississippi River water into Bayou Lafourche is edging closer to building a major component in a long-standing plan to increase fresh water flow down the historic bayou.
Thursday, August 23, 2018
Barrett Bourke thought his father was coming home from his nine-month deployment in Iraq on Friday. The Lukeville Elementary third grader got the shock of his life Thursday morning when his father strolled through the doors of the cafeteria during lunch period...
Monday, August 20, 2018
BRUSLY — Former mayor Joey Normand is urging the District Attorney's Office in the 18th Judicial District not to work out a plea deal with the person accused of stealing more than $80,000 in traffic fines.
Friday, August 17, 2018
Politics runs in Carter Bueche's family. So it’s perhaps not surprising to see a photo of the two year old circulating on social media posing beside a campaign style sign emblazoned with his name outside the family’s home in New Roads.
PORT ALLEN — A judge on Friday cleared the way for West Baton Rouge Parish to complete its 5-mile walking/bike trail on the Mississippi River levee, a project that some landowners have tried to stop from going forward.
Wednesday, August 15, 2018
Two Pointe Coupee Parish sheriff's deputies resigned recently following an investigation into allegations they met up at a local hospital to have sex in a bathroom while one of them was on duty.
A Lafayette man has been cited by state wildlife agents for making fake distress calls while boating Monday in Pointe Coupee Parish, prompting emergency crews to search by boat and from the air.