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.
Friday, September 21, 2018
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.
Sunday, August 26, 2018
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.
Monday, August 13, 2018
Sunday, August 12, 2018
PORT ALLEN — Two recent hires for the city's police department didn't last a week before calling it quits, leading a councilman to suggest — unsuccessfully, it turns out — a moratorium on any new hires until they can figure out why the department …
Wednesday, August 08, 2018
PORT ALLEN — The City Council is urging Police Chief Esdron Brown to ask an outside agency for help in the investigation of the unsolved slaying of a 28-year-old man in his home nine months ago.
Sunday, August 05, 2018
NEW ROADS — Residents of Pecan Acres, a predominantly black community that has flooded at least 17 times over the past two decades, are claiming they're not getting the opportunity to relocate where they want because people who live in a majority …
Sunday, July 29, 2018
GROSSE TETE — Animal welfare advocates aren't happy about the Tiger Truck Stop's recent acquisition of a camel and baby coati, but state lawmakers, Iberville Parish officials and the village's mayor say they are staying out of the fight.
A flare tower caught fire at a pipeline facility in Plaquemine on Sunday morning, producing a sizable blaze but no reported injuries, authorities said.
Wednesday, July 25, 2018
A West Baton Rouge Parish Sheriff's deputy at the center of an investigation into allegations that he stalked and sexually assaulted several women has been placed on unpaid administrative leave, Sheriff Mike Cazes said Wednesday in a prepared statement.
GONZALES — A key connector road through the Bluff Swamp and Spanish Lake areas in Ascension and Iberville parishes has reopened after nearly two years of closure following the 2016 flood, parish officials said.
Friday, July 20, 2018
PORT ALLEN — Residents living in approximately 20 mobile homes and at least four houses on Lafiton Lane who were forced to evacuate their residences Friday evening due to a leak in a natural gas line were given the all clear to return to their hom…
The Louisiana State Police is investigating claims that a West Baton Rouge Parish sheriff’s deputy stalked and assaulted multiple women while on duty — claims disciplinary records show led to a two-week suspension of the deputy following an intern…
Thursday, July 19, 2018
PLAQUEMINE — The region's sugarcane farmers took center stage Thursday as they grilled Gov. John Bel Edwards and Louisiana Department of Agriculture and Forestry Commissioner Mike Strain on issues affecting their $1 billion industry.
Tuesday, July 17, 2018
As the three-day qualifying period for this fall's elections in Louisiana kick off Wednesday, Pointe Coupee Parish voters are looking toward a historic election that will transform the parish government's structure.
Wednesday, July 11, 2018
PORT ALLEN — The City Council on Wednesday voted to override Mayor Richard Lee's veto of the 2018-19 fiscal year budget, ending a nearly month-long squabble over the city's spending plan.
Tuesday, July 10, 2018
LETTSWORTH — A 30-year-old Pointe Coupee Parish man was ordered to pay $10,250 in civil restitution for killing a Louisiana black bear in 2017, the Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries reported Tuesday.
Sunday, July 08, 2018
The lawyer for a Plaquemine man accused of murdering two men is now arguing his client is not fit to stand trial for the slayings, one of which occurred more than 20 years ago, because he is suffering with a terminal illness.
Friday, July 06, 2018
Wednesday, July 04, 2018
The Feral Hog Management Advisory Task Force will meet at 9 a.m. July 12 at Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries headquarters in Baton Rouge, 2000 Quail Drive, in the Louisiana Conference Room.
Tuesday, July 03, 2018
PORT ALLEN — Council members have a week to decide whether they're going to support the mayor's request for a car wash for city vehicles and another $60,000 in expenditures to pay for community events, or go back to the drawing board and see what …
Saturday, June 30, 2018
This fall, the West Baton Rouge Parish School District will become the first district in the state to launch a national curriculum-based program called Educators Rising, geared toward grooming the next generation of teachers.
Wednesday, June 27, 2018
PORT ALLEN — A 60-year-old man accused of killing another man during a confrontation by hitting him on the head with a beer bottle surrendered to authorities Wednesday.
Monday, June 25, 2018
FORDOCHE — The Pointe Coupee Parish Sheriff's Office said a 20-year-old woman found dead in her home Monday might have been killed during a dispute with someone she knew.
Friday, June 22, 2018
PORT ALLEN — A political standoff is brewing in City Hall between the mayor and City Council after Mayor Richard Lee vetoed the council's recently adopted $9.3 million spending plan for the city's 2018-19 fiscal year.
Thursday, June 21, 2018
MORGANZA — The Pointe Coupee Parish Sheriff's Office is investigating a shooting that sent three people to the hospital Thursday afternoon.
Tuesday, June 19, 2018
PORT ALLEN — Authorities in West Baton Rouge Parish are investigating as a homicide the death of a 66-year-old man they initially had thought died of natural causes based on his past medical history.
Monday, June 18, 2018
PORT ALLEN — Officials with the West Baton Rouge Parish Coroner's Office said that a man who was found dead in his home Sunday morning may have died from a heart attack he had after he had an argument with his wife.
Sunday, June 17, 2018
A man was found dead Sunday in Port Allen, an incident that officials believe might be linked to a possible domestic violence incident, said Maj. Bryan Doucet, a spokesman with the West Baton Rouge Sheriff's Office.
Friday, June 15, 2018
A 29-year-old Port Allen man managed to escape police custody while being booked into the Pointe Coupee Parish jail Thursday night, setting off a search that ended with his capture four hours later, authorities reported Friday.