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.
DONALDSONVILLE — Residences, businesses and the primary school in Donaldsonville have been issued a boil water advisory until further notice due to a drop in water pressure, Ascension Parish officials said.
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.
Not long after reopening, bars in West Baton Rouge Parish will have to shut down again after the parish reported a second straight week of high positivity rates for coronavirus infections.
A lawsuit alleges the town of Gramercy's parade ordinance amounts to an improper and sweeping ban on political and commercial speech that can only be eased at the discretion of local leaders, violating the First Amendment.
LUTCHER — The pending closure of the Shell Oil refinery in Convent, an industrial mainstay and top employer in St. James Parish, could cost the local public school district $13.9 million over the next year and a half and change the way schools ope…
NAPOLEONVILLE — A mother upset with the way a bus driver had talked to her child a day earlier attacked and injured the driver in front of school early Tuesday, leading to her arrest later that day, Assumption sheriff's deputies said.
PAINCOURTVILLE — Deputies have arrested a Paincourtville man in connection with a series of drive-by shootings directed at a home off La. 1 in northern Assumption Parish, the Sheriff's Office said Friday.
Jim Mitchell, a top St. James Parish public school official, says Shell Oil Co.'s decision this week to close its Convent refinery is akin to an uppercut to the head from onetime heavyweight boxing champ Mike Tyson.
GONZALES — Agents with a state fugitive task force found a man in New Orleans who has been wanted over a shooting Sunday in Donaldsonville, Ascension sheriff's deputies said.
NAPOLEONVILLE — Sheriff's deputies made a "notable presence" Thursday morning at Assumption High School after a 16-year-old had made social media threats Wednesday toward the school and individuals.
Amid a rise in violent crime in the Baton Rouge metro this year, a Port Allen organization this weekend will hold its annual rally to target bad behavior and recognize families impacted by gun violence
GONZALES — The tumult in the 23rd Judicial District Court began well before the coronavirus changed the way judges do business, and come Tuesday the three-parish area just south of Baton Rouge will have turned over 40 percent of its bench since th…
Plaquemine police arrested a fast food restaurant employee who they say shot at a co-worker as he was getting off of work late Sunday afternoon.
A collection of environmental groups based in Washington, D.C., Texas and elsewhere has asked a federal judge to force the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency to revisit rules that control the operation of industrial flares at chemical plants, na…
A 57-year-old woman who was helping other drivers involved in a crash along a West Baton Rouge highway was fatally struck by multiple vehicles that fled after hitting her, authorities said Friday.
A police chase that stretched through four parishes ended with a crash that killed two young people and injured three others, including a 2-year-old being babysat by one of three teenagers in a fleeing stolen car.
GONZALES — Ascension Parish government won't pursue a $17.5 million federal grant and loan to upgrade Donaldsonville's aged water system at least until 2022, parish officials say, amid continuing questions from the new administration of Parish Pre…
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.
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…