A Port Allen police officer stunned a 67-year-old with a Taser as the man screamed for help while handcuffed in the backseat of a police vehicle during an arrest last month, according to a probable cause affidavit accusing the officer of felony ba…
PIERRE PART — A pickup truck went off Belle River Road in lower Assumption Parish and hit two utility poles early Saturday, killing a Plattenville man and seriously injuring another, Louisiana State Police said.
PAINCOURTVILLE — An Assumption Parish man faces attempted second-degree murder and other counts Monday after sheriff's deputies say he stabbed another man multiple times during a weekend fight and later led them on a chase down farm roads.
Two Plaquemine men, including a long-time Iberville Parish employee, were killed in a Tuesday morning crash when their pickup trucks collided head-on on a highway near Grosse Tete, authorities said.
MODESTE — A 47-year-old man was thrown from his pickup truck and killed over the weekend on River Road in a remote area of western Ascension Parish, state troopers said.
HESTER — The body of a Black woman who was possibly in her early 30s was found Thursday along the Mississippi River shoreline in St. James Parish, the sheriff said.
The chairman of the U.S. House Committee on Natural Resources and one of his committee colleagues urged President Joe Biden on Wednesday to "permanently revoke" wetlands permits for the $9.4 billion Formosa Plastics complex proposed for St. James …
A three-judge state appellate panel ruled Monday that an East Baton Rouge Parish judge "abused her discretion" when she directed state regulators to re-evaluate critical air permits for a Formosa Plastics complex in St. James Parish before hearing…
United Nations observers said this week that further industrialization in the Mississippi River corridor between Baton Rouge and New Orleans is a form of "environmental racism" against the area's Black residents and must be stopped despite past fa…
An LSU audit aimed at measuring how completely Louisiana's cancer incidence database has counted new cancer cases around a controversial manufacturer in St. John the Baptist Parish concludes that the Louisiana Tumor Registry appears to have found …
A former West Baton Rouge Parish Chamber of Commerce employee is accused of siphoning thousands of dollars of the organization's money, months after she resigned following a drug-smuggling arrest on the U.S.-Mexico border, authorities said.
Federal regulators are being asked to end a nearly 30-year-old determination that exempts the white, radioactive waste material and related acidic water in a St. James Parish gypsum pile from being considered hazardous waste.
Iberville Parish government issued a boil water advisory Thursday for nearly 2,190 customers in the Plaquemine area and expect it to last into next week, parish officials said.
St. James Parish officials said Wednesday their Mississippi River water plants have tentatively caught up with demand that had threatened to force rolling water outages a day earlier.
It's been almost a year since the inspector general for the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency urged agency officials to take "prompt action" to warn people living near 25 "high-priority" industrial facilities across the nation. Residents around…
The Sunshine Bridge has opened after being closed more than 24 hours during a severe winter cold snap that has nearly paralyzed the state.
Both Mississippi River crossings in St. James Parish have been closed due to icy weather conditions, and local authorities are asking residents to conserve water.
NAPOLEONVILLE — An Assumption Parish grand jury indicted a man with second-degree murder and other charges in a late September shooting that killed a 21-year-old Baton Rouge man and injured two others, prosecutors said Friday.
After the Mardi Gras parade in New Roads was canceled last fall due to the coronavirus pandemic, city leaders and organizers have reimagined the annual event by finding a different way to celebrate.
An Iberville Parish council member is accused of shooting and eating robins, and potentially faces jail time for killing the birds, which enjoy federal protection but are not endangered.
GONZALES — The Louisiana Supreme Court has named a retired Lafourche Parish judge to preside in former Ascension Parish President candidate Murphy Painter's damages and conspiracy lawsuit against the current parish president, district attorney and…
St. James Parish government and the parish hospital have set up a call center and transportation services to streamline vaccinations for the coronavirus, parish officials said Thursday.
Dow Chemical and two of its subsidiaries would pay a $3 million fine and spend $294 on new pollution controls in a proposed settlement of regulators' claims that their plants in Plaquemine, Hahnville and Texas allowed too much pollution into the air.
ST. JAMES — Partners in a long-running project to build a $1.85 billion methanol complex in St. James Parish have resolved to put behind them a testy legal dispute that had lingered for the last six months of 2020 amid claims of bad faith, cost ov…
Ascension Parish government plans to invest nearly $291,000 into its aging animal shelter building to address conditions one parish official called "unfathomable" even as an oversight board for the shelter prepares longer term plans for a new building.
CONVENT — St. James Parish government is building a three-year infrastructure plan and will seek public comment Tuesday evening ahead of a future council vote, parish officials said.
Jan. 17 update: A boil water advisory has been lifted for parts of Donaldsonville residents after water samples tested negative, according to the Ascension Parish government. An official said the water is safe to drink.
BAYOU L’OURSE — An Assumption Parish man who raped a 10-year-old girl nearly a year and a half ago and had been at large for a time was captured and arrested Thursday night at his home, parish sheriff's deputies said.
NAPOLEONVILLE — A Houma man wanted in a November drive-by shooting outside Napoleonville was arrested Thursday night in the Assumption Parish town, deputies said.
Solar energy farm builders will now need to submit their plans before building in West Baton Rouge Parish after the parish council approved a measure Thursday that would give them more oversight on those projects.
GONZALES — Perhaps a decade from now, 18-wheelers headed to Ascension Parish's industrial corridor will use a new Interstate 10 interchange and access road shooting them onto La. 30, the main street of parish chemical plants in Geismar.
GRAMERCY — A 41-year-old Baton Rouge man died after his pickup truck ran off Airline Highway and crashed into a St. James Parish bayou, Louisiana State Police said.
DONALDSONVILLE — Free testing for the novel coronavirus will start 9 a.m. Wednesday in Donaldsonville and go on three more days through Jan. 21 as cases continue to rise in the west bank city of Ascension Parish.
A federal judge in Washington, D.C., has thrown out a lawsuit challenging the wetlands permit for the $9.4 billion Formosa Plastics complex proposed in St. James Parish.
After a California company applied to build a second, larger solar farm in West Baton Rouge Parish, local leaders tapped the brakes on the project this month following questions on how the project would impact the community's look.
A Pointe Coupee Parish man faces more than 50 counts of child pornography following his recent arrest, state authorities said Monday.
For the first time in more than seven decades, Mardi Gras parades and events won't roll in Pointe Coupee this coming Carnival season due to a rise in new coronavirus across the parish and state.
A New Orleans man was shot and injured by a West Baton Rouge Parish deputy late Wednesday after authorities say he pointed a gun at law officers while fleeing from them.
St. James Parish government canceled Wednesday the annual Christmas Eve bonfire celebration due to rising coronavirus rates, even as some participants had already started setting up their wooden structures on the Mississippi River levee.
A former Baton Rouge assistant principal accused of killing a pregnant colleague and dumping her body in an Iberville Parish ditch was indicted for murder and kidnapping charges Tuesday after his case was moved across the river.
One of the largest buildings on the campus of Lamar-Dixon Expo Center near Gonzales will soon be named after Ascension Parish telecommunications company Eatel.
Ascension Parish government plans to ask voters in late April whether the parish should sell its sewer systems and grant a long-term franchise agreement to a company owned by a Jim Bernhard-led private equity firm, parish officials said.
An $11.7 million state highway project to replace the La. 20 bridge in lower St. James and upper Lafourche parishes with a wider, safer one is gearing up, parish officials said.
An Iberville Parish man was fatally struck by a train Monday morning as he tried to move a dog from the tracks, authorities said.
Tara Snearl has pressed for answers at all levels of government, seeking resolution to her son’s death even as the trail has grown colder and colder.
The sound of electric guitars billows for blocks, along with the booming thud of shuffling drums, every Friday evening on Port Allen’s north side.
An Assumption Parish sheriff's deputy is suing a former judge, arguing her racist, derogatory comments about him in private text messages defamed his character and harmed his ability to do his job once they became public.
A Florida man and woman were arrested in Iberville Parish after authorities said Thursday they found more than 22 pounds of cocaine during a recent traffic stop.
A state district judge sent critical air permits for a $9.4 billion Formosa Plastics complex back to state environmental regulators so they can take a closer look at the St. James Parish facility's emissions impacts on Black residents living nearby.