A West Baton Rouge Parish solar farm capable of supplying thousands of homes with power was plugged into the capital region's electrical grid as it began operating this week.
A Formosa Plastics affiliate planning a $9.4 billion petrochemical complex in St. James Parish will defer "major construction" of the facility until the coronavirus has subsided or "an effective vaccine is widely available," a company spokeswoman …
PRAIRIEVILLE — Construction crews are nearing the end of a $72 million project to widen 6.5 miles of Interstate 10 between Baton Rouge and Ascension Parish, state highway officials said.
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For the first time in St. James Parish, all three governments that have a say in lucrative property tax exemptions for new industrial projects have fully rejected the state exemption for a major manufacturer.
Ascension Parish President Clint Cointment takes off his mask in the front lobby of the parish governmental complex in Gonzales after he had leaned his face toward the slick, tablet-looking device standing at the corner of the receptionist's desk.
In the summer of 2016, Sylvia Williams joined neighbors in circling Gov. John Bel Edwards, pleading for help from the massive floods that hit the Baton Rouge region. As with so many others, her New Roads house wasn't spared by the destructive delu…
BELLE ROSE — Assumption Parish sheriff's deputies are looking for an 18-year-old man wanted in a triple shooting in Belle Rose that killed a Baton Rouge man and injured two others, including an 11-year-old.
Authorities in Iberville Parish arrested five men following what officials described as a rash of retaliatory violence that included attempting to fire bomb a Plaquemine house and shooting into a White Castle house.
BELLE ROSE — An 82-year-old man attempting to pass cars ahead of him on La. 70 in Assumption Parish hit an oncoming car and later died at a local hospital Wednesday, Louisiana State Police said.
LUTCHER — The St. James Parish School Board on Tuesday refused to grant a 10-year, $24 million property tax exemption for the Linde hydrogen plant under construction in the parish.
NAPOLEONVILLE — A Thibodaux man who threatened a witness early last year over more than decade-old murder trial has been arrested on an intimidation count, Assumption Parish sheriff's deputies said Friday.
Weeks after Pointe Coupee Parish public school teachers staged sickouts and stayed away from their classrooms to press their claim that the School Board had failed to deliver on a promised pay raise, the board voted during an emotional meeting Thu…
PIERRE PART — Sheriff's investigators in Assumption Parish are looking for a Baton Rouge woman accused of being part of a check cashing scheme that defrauded a Pierre Part grocery store, deputies said.
Iberville Parish President Mitch Ourso said Wednesday his parish will seek to reopen bars after his parish had improved coronavirus testing statistics.
PORT ALLEN — Voters in Donaldsonville will likely go to the polls on Nov. 3 without knowing the outcome of a felony theft charge pending against a leading challenger for city mayor after a West Baton Rouge Parish judge delayed a scheduled trial.
Three horses tested positive recently for a potentially deadly mosquito-borne illness in southern Louisiana, raising concerns from state officials about the increasing number of mosquitoes due to recent warm and wet weather.
ST. JAMES — The YCI Methanol One complex rising from former sugar cane fields in St. James Parish is expected to start operations later this year, but a handful of parish residents and environmental activists claim the company's plans to dump its …
Pointe Coupee Parish teachers returned to classrooms Thursday after nearly a week of staging “sickouts” to protest the delay of pay raises they were set to get with the passing of a new property tax hike.
West Baton Rouge Parish Schools leaders say they hope to bring older students back to classrooms following Gov. John Bel Edwards’ announcement that the state will loosen some restrictions brought on by the coronavirus pandemic.
BURNSIDE — Two months ago, officials with LAlumina LLC, a private startup that hoped to bring the old Ormet alumina complex to profitability, announced continued economic challenges would force them to lay off more than 300 employees by mid-August.
An Iberville Parish Sheriff's deputy shot and wounded a man who had raised concerns for his family after he left their home Sunday afternoon with a gun and later fired it at a person and aimed it at law officers in Plaquemine.
After a 2019 state audit uncovered a series of accounting and oversight problems at River Parishes Community College, state financial watchdogs have again found the school has improperly charged students and failed to fully pursue unpaid bills or …
Downed trees and sporadic power outages were the main impacts for parishes on Baton Rouge’s west side following Hurricane Laura’s landfall in southwest Louisiana.
Ascension Parish government will accelerate previously planned pre-storm pumping in the eastern half of the parish because of the shifting tracks of two storms headed to the Louisiana coast next week.
Authorities in Iberville Parish arrested a 19-year-old who they say fatally shot a woman as she sat in a car Wednesday evening in Bayou Goula.
A onetime Assumption Parish political candidate and local business leader has been arrested for a second time in three months on video voyeurism counts.
A businesswoman and community advocate appealed Monday to the state's highest court to undo her removal as a candidate for Donaldsonville City Council.
A civil rights group has accused an Arkansas company that annually uses a federal program to supply foreign guest workers to Louisiana sugar cane farms of "rampant wage theft" since 2016.
Students returned to classrooms in Pointe Coupee Parish this week for the first time since March, when schools were ordered to shut down campuses due to the coronavirus.
Temperature checks and mask-clad students marked the beginning of the school year Monday as West Baton Rouge Parish schools reopened to students for the first time since the coronavirus lockdown in March.
Gov. John Bel Edwards said the state can "strike the right balance" between economic development and the environment while continuing to encourage new businesses and industries to Louisiana.
Authorities in West Baton Rouge arrested a 43-year-old they say hit a woman with a vehicle last summer, leaving her in a coma for several months until she died this fall.
DONALDSONVILLE — Contractor Glenn L. Price, a leading challenger to incumbent Donaldsonville Mayor Leroy Sullivan, is awaiting a jury trial on a two-year-old felony theft charge in West Baton Rouge Parish and, if elected this fall, might even take…
Iberville Parish Sheriff Brett Stassi urged people to take coronavirus safeguards seriously after he confirmed Thursday he has been hospitalized by the virus.
Carroll P. Bourgeois, who for 32 years was the face of Addis and who, as its longtime mayor, oversaw the west bank town’s transformation from a sleepy village to a growing Baton Rouge suburb, died Wednesday after a yearslong battle with cancer. He…
Nearly a year after a West Baton Rouge Parish deputy fatally shot a Port Allen man in the back of the neck while serving a "no-knock" warrant, his girlfriend filed a federal lawsuit arguing the sheriff's office and its deputies violated the couple…
A Formosa Plastics affiliate planning to build a $9.4 billion chemical complex in St. James Parish can continue preliminary work on its more than 2,300-acre site under a new court deal reached with opponents suing to block the facility.
A former Ascension Parish tractor operator who has been charged with felony theft over $2,800 in alleged personal spending on his parish fuel card now also faces a state ethics count arising from the same allegations.
Longtime prosecutor Antonio "Tony" Clayton has made his bid to become the west side's next District Attorney official on the opening day for candidate qualifications for the Nov. 3 election.
A person was fatally shot during a fight at a New Roads park, leading to a search for the shooter on Sunday, authorities said.
Almost a year after a West Baton Rouge sheriff's deputy shot and killed Josef Richardson while executing a "no-knock" warrant at his motel room, the officer has been cleared following an internal affairs investigation and has returned to regular l…
A Grosse Tete truck stop that drew national curiosity last year after a Florida woman bit a camel's testicles when it sat on her no longer will display its menagerie of exotic animals now that the business has changed hands.
Rising numbers of the novel coronavirus cases in St. James Parish have led local officials to close parish government offices again after they had recently reopened.
In a vote that straddled racial lines, a split West Baton Rouge Parish Council batted down a proposal to uproot a statue of Louisiana’s last Confederate governor, Henry Watkins Allen, amid growing calls from activists that the memorial is a remind…
The Port Allen City Council on Wednesday backed a proposal to remove a statue of Henry Watkins Allen, amid mounting calls to move the monument memorializing Louisiana’s last Confederate governor from its perch facing the parish courthouse.
A Port Allen man accused of fatally shooting a man and injuring another person near Port Allen surrendered to law enforcement Monday morning, authorities said.
A 3-year-old boy died in an apparent drowning in Port Allen on the 4th of July, according to the West Baton Rouge Parish Coroner's Office.