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.
Dozens of protesters marched near a busy Port Allen thoroughfare Sunday, waving signs and chanting "Take Henry down!" as they called for the removal of a statue of Henry Watkins Allen, the Confederate Louisiana governor and military general.
Officials in West Baton Rouge Parish confirmed a tornado formed in a rural area of the parish Wednesday afternoon and damaged at least one home.
ST. GABRIEL — An $87 million rail and warehouse facility proposed on agricultural land set aside for homes has received a necessary industrial zoning change and other approvals from the St. Gabriel City Council after contentious public debate over…
At the beginning of this week, the idea of asking the Iberville Parish Council whether to remove a statue of a Confederate soldier in Plaquemine had yet to pass a single threshold.
The Iberville Parish Council voted unanimously Tuesday to remove a Confederate statue outside the parish's old courthouse building — the latest in an historic symbol of slavery being removed during America's present reckoning with racism and polic…
Entergy is nearing completion of its nearly 600-acre solar farm in West Baton Rouge Parish that, once completed, will be capable of powering thousands of homes, project planners announced Wednesday.
An infant who died of a heart attack at a Port Allen motel was severely malnourished and burned by scalding water, leading to the arrest of the child's mother and her boyfriend, West Baton Rouge Parish officials said Monday.
The sheriff of Iberville Parish said he "shares the nation's outrage" while responding to a Minneapolis man's death at the hands of police, video of which has drawn outrage across the country.
The area around St. Gabriel is continuing to hold the top spot for cases of the novel coronavirus in Louisiana since the outbreak began to be detected in early March.
Families and boaters flocked to False River in Pointe Coupee Parish on Memorial Day weekend for a much-needed chance to get outside following nearly two months being cooped up during the coronavirus lockdown.