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.
Wednesday, July 11, 2018
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.
Thursday, June 14, 2018
CENTRAL — The board overseeing DEMCO agreed Thursday to find a management consulting firm to examine purchasing, construction oversight and other practices after CEO John Vranic resigned this week amid allegations he only recently reimbursed the c…
PORT ALLEN — A 70-year-old Baton Rouge man died in a fatal crash Thursday afternoon after losing control of his vehicle and crashing into a cement truck.
Tuesday, June 12, 2018
The vice president of the Pointe Coupee Parish Police Jury was arrested over the weekend in St. Francisville, accused of driving under the influence, according to police records obtained by The Advocate on Tuesday.
PORT ALLEN — Five men have been arrested and booked into the West Baton Rouge Parish jail on charges related to the double homicide of two men killed in February during a drug deal that turned deadly, police announced Tuesday.
Sunday, June 10, 2018
The number of minority teachers is shrinking in Louisiana’s public schools even as the ranks of minority students in its classrooms keeps growing — a trend some find worrisome and believe needs to be addressed.
Wednesday, May 30, 2018
PLAQUEMINE — The Iberville Parish Sheriff's Office on Thursday will conduct an active shooter drill at Iberville's Math, Science and Arts Academy-West campus.
Saturday, May 26, 2018
The rash of school shootings around the country is creating fallout for law enforcement agencies in Louisiana and elsewhere as they increasingly find themselves called on to investigate threats of violence on school campuses.
Tuesday, May 22, 2018
BRUSLY — A 16-year-old Brusly High student will be charged with terrorizing after threatening to shoot up the school this week, authorities said Tuesday.
Wednesday, May 16, 2018
BRUSLY — Graduating seniors in West Baton Rouge Parish donned their caps and gowns and marched down the halls of their old elementary and middle schools this week, reconnecting with former teachers who inspired them and hoping to do some inspiring…
An East Baton Rouge Parish landowner wants Ascension and Iberville parishes to compensate him for losses he says he incurred as a result of emergency steps taken in August 2016 to alleviate flooding in the Spanish Lake area.
Friday, May 11, 2018
Four fallen Louisiana National Guardsmen from the New Roads area are being recognized and honored with a memorial statue that's now housed at their combat team's armory in New Roads.
Wednesday, May 09, 2018
Monday, May 07, 2018
BRUSLY — The elderly couple killed in a fire this weekend were identified Monday by the West Baton Rouge Parish Corner's Office as Lionel Odom Sr. and Deloris Odom.
Sunday, May 06, 2018
Speed is suspected to be a factor in a single-vehicle crash that killed a 40-year-old New Roads man late Saturday, according to Louisiana State Police.
Friday, May 04, 2018
A recent rash of gun violence has Iberville Parish Sheriff Brett Stassi beefing up patrols in an area of the parish where most of the shootings have occurred and where residents are being the least cooperative with police.
Wednesday, May 02, 2018
A Morgan City native working as a critical care paramedic in Port Allen was awarded the Acadian Ambulance Capital Region Paramedic of the Year title on Wednesday.
Saturday, April 28, 2018
A month after the dedication of two cemeteries in Ascension Parish that contain as many as 1,000 unmarked slave graves, the Legislature is taking steps to preserve and protect such sites in Louisiana.
Sunday, April 22, 2018
PORT ALLEN — March 29 started out as a day brimming with hope for the Huggins family as they continued the next leg of their three-day journey from California to Florida, where dad Jeremiah Huggins had accepted a new job.
Friday, April 20, 2018
PORT ALLEN — The two candidates left standing for the April 28 runoff election for an open seat on the 18th Judicial District Court are each stressing their resumes and community ties as they try to convince voters they are the best person for the job.
Wednesday, April 18, 2018
An inmate who walked off from his job with the West Baton Rouge Parish's work-release program — the sixth escapee in just over a year's time — was caught Wednesday by the St. Mary Parish Sheriff's Office after crashing a vehicle in Amelia, authori…
The Iberville Parish School System is looking to revamp its flailing science, technology, engineering and mathematics academy which has had disappointing student enrollment numbers since it was implemented three years ago.
Tuesday, April 17, 2018
The man suspected of pulling the trigger in a fatal shooting in Plaquemine early Saturday was arrested Tuesday.
Friday, April 13, 2018
A bill gaining traction in the state Legislature aims to tackle the Baton Rouge metro area’s traffic quandary by getting officials from the region together to come up with solutions — most notably how and where to build a new bridge across the Mis…
Thursday, April 12, 2018
A 19-year-old Sorrento man has been arrested in the fatal shooting earlier this month of a man at a birthday party in White Castle, the Iberville Parish Sheriff's Office reported Thursday.
Tuesday, April 10, 2018
The Pointe Coupee Parish Sheriff's Office is trying to figure out who posted a doctored photo that went viral on social media Monday night threatening another mass shooting at a local high school.
Saturday, April 07, 2018
MORGANZA — There was time when Inez Serio-LeCoq could buy all the items on her mother's grocery list from any number of stores and local businesses dotting a one-mile stretch of La. 1 in this close-knit Pointe Coupee Parish town.
Friday, April 06, 2018
BRUSLY — Rod Prejean, a former two-term mayor of Brusly, local businessman and coach, will be laid to rest Saturday following his death at age 85.
Wednesday, April 04, 2018
PORT ALLEN — A woman was killed and a man with her was seriously injured after they were struck by a vehicle as they crossed a highway in West Baton Rouge Parish late Wednesday, according to Louisiana State Police.
Monday, April 02, 2018
Efforts to designate a more than 300-mile bike route through south Louisiana are gaining some traction.
Saturday, March 31, 2018
OSCAR — The waters have been more than a little choppy these past two years for the Pelican Yacht Club.
Thursday, March 29, 2018
PORT ALLEN — A man was killed in a traffic crash Thursday night on Interstate 10 East in West Baton Rouge Parish while moving his family from California to Florida, said Sheriff's Office Traffic Commander Lt. Ken Albarez.