Architectural sketches show boutique stores, community parks and a farmer’s market amid rows and rows of upscale homes. Images of residents walking along manicured pathways and over babbling brooks nestled beneath the Mississippi River bridge star…
The Thermaldyne industrial recycling facility near Port Allen has opened for business despite several ongoing legal challenges.
A crop duster crashed while landing in Pointe Coupee Parish where it was picking up chemicals Tuesday morning, leaving the pilot hospitalized with injuries.
Huddled around a deconstructed child’s toy, the group of teenagers high-fived when it whirred into action, its tiny parts spinning and making noise.
Though Louisiana State Police exonerated West Baton Rouge Parish Sheriff Mike Cazes in an inmate labor investigation, the initial findings of a separate and ongoing Department of Corrections probe show there were some problems.
A Livonia man arrested Thursday is accused of possessing several thousand images of pornography involving juveniles, with at least 500 of those images of children under the age of 13, the FBI said.
Any further lane closures needed this month for Intracoastal Waterway Bridge repairs will occur at night or during the day Sunday, excluding Easter Sunday, the Louisiana Department of Transportation and Development said Wednesday.
An on-duty West Baton Rouge Parish Sheriff's deputy whose driver's license had been suspended struck and killed a pedestrian early Friday while on the way to pick up inmates from a work-release site, said State Police spokesman Taylor Scrantz.
State Police is now the second state agency to have launched an investigation into allegations that West Baton Rouge Sheriff Mike Cazes allowed a state inmate to complete landscaping work at his personal home.
The Pointe Coupee Parish School Board has unanimously chosen its next superintendent: current district administrator Kim Canezaro.
A high school class crafted to solve Louisiana's teacher shortage is touting success in its first year, as five West Baton Rouge Parish seniors are about to graduate with sights set on a future in the classroom.
Authorities on Saturday identified two additional suspects in the shooting death of an 18-year-old in New Roads.
After a fifteen-year break, the Pointe Coupee Historical Society is reviving its annual Jazz Brunch major fundraising event on Sunday, April 7, at the LeJeune House in New Roads.
Three people have been arrested this week in the shooting death of an 18-year-old in New Roads, said Capt. Steve Juge of the Pointe Coupee Sheriff's Office.
Two Ascension Parish men were found with more than 60 pounds of marijuana hidden inside furniture in a U-Haul van, West Baton Rouge authorities say.
As the traffic approaching the Interstate 10 bridge starts to back up miles toward the east each afternoon on the overpass overhead, a downtown Baton Rouge business owner is inviting frustrated commuters to come enjoy a Merge Madness Margarita instead.
Ferry hours in Plaquemine will be increased in an attempt to assuage the sometimes hours-long traffic congestion plaguing the westside, state transportation officials announced Wednesday.
One person was airlifted to a Baton Rouge hospital Wednesday afternoon after he was shot, and his uncle has been taken into custody.
An inmate who escaped from the West Baton Rouge jail on Saturday morning was captured Monday in Memphis, Tennessee, the West Baton Rouge Sheriff said.
ST. FRANCISVILLE — The waters of the Mississippi River, at nearly their peak level, are slowly lapping at Fred Smith’s St. Francisville home.
The Louisiana Department of Transportation and Development will shift the lane configuration on La. 1 southbound as early as Monday as repairs continue on the heavily trafficked roadway.
The West Baton Rouge Museum staff has visions of Port Allen as a sprawling cultural hub where artists sell their wares from renovated historic cottages, festivals routinely line the streets and creatives flock to do business.
NEW ROADS — A suspect was arrested late Saturday in a shooting at St. Ann Street and Highway 10 that left a man in stable condition at a local hospital, Police Chief Kevin McDonald said.
A handgun stolen from a Port Allen police officer, who other media sources have identified as Police Chief Esdron Brown, was used more than 900 miles away in a gas station murder six years ago, according to Oklahoma cold case detectives.
Carlee Bell’s braids bounced on her head as she moved, a purple bow as big and loud as her 4-year-old personality trying in vain to hold them in place.
Motorists frustrated by construction-related delays on a northbound section of La. 1 near Port Allen had new trouble Wednesday. A dump truck driver struck a girder on the Intracoastal Waterway bridge and triggered what's expected to be a month-lon…
The southbound outside lane of the Intracoastal Bridge on La. 1 in West Baton Rouge has been closed indefinitely after a truck hit a girder under the bridge Tuesday.
The Pointe Coupee Parish School Board has narrowed down its finalists to replace Superintendent Kevin Lemoine when he retires in July.
One of Iberville Parish’s next council hopefuls has his sights set on economic development, infrastructure and accessibility. But, first, his sights are set on finishing high school.
PLAQUEMINE — Three men arrested Friday are accused of setting seven fires that, while causing no injuries, grew increasingly dangerous in the small Iberville Parish community of Bayou Goula.
The state Department of Corrections has launched an investigation into whether West Baton Rouge Parish Sheriff Mike Cazes used a state inmate to complete yard work at his private home.
The Port Allen City Council was split in its decision Wednesday to reimburse Mayor Richard Lee the $185 he paid out-of-pocket to decorate a float he rode in the city’s Black History Month Parade. Ultimately, with a 3-2 vote, he will be paid.
The Iberville Parish school system will be going ahead with a planned $325,000 renovation to its central office, although the project's approval wasn't without complications.
Iberville Parish has become the latest in a long line of local governments filing suit against doctors and pharmaceutical companies claiming the influx of opioid prescriptions and addictions has put a strain on services.
A Denham Springs couple whose home flooded in August 2016 sued the Trump administration on Monday, seeking to have a federal judge declare that a new law would allow the Livingston Parish residents to pay off part of their SBA loan using state rec…
The Town of Brusly is jumping on the national bike sharing movement, projecting a springtime unveiling that would have its program rolled out within a month.
Roadwork on the La. 1 bridge over the Intracoastal Waterway in West Baton Rouge Parish is causing massive traffic headaches, prompting local elected officials, state transportation administrators and law enforcement authorities to meet Thursday to…
On the corner of Main and New Roads streets, where the frigid wind carried the scent from a stand proclaiming its "Cajun Shrimp Explosion," 2-year-old Soleil Champney sat propped against the barrier in her stroller.
Older ladies from the community will spend days hand-crafting yellow referee flags as throws. Police will gather and donate their time to ensure safety. Town staff and jail inmates will spend the following morning clearing the streets of trash, do…
Pointe Coupee schools are improving test scores and lowering disciplinary infractions but are still struggling with losing a fifth of their teaching force annually, according to the most recent data from the school district’s five-year strategic plan.
Parade organizers say the good times will roll this weekend despite thunderstorms popping up and temperatures going down in the Baton Rouge area.
A Plaquemine man who was booked into Parish Prison on numerous traffic violations is further accused of pulling a gun on two passengers in his vehicle in Port Allen.
Authorities rescued five stranded fishermen from waterways Tuesday in two separate hours-long recovery attempts in Iberville and Assumption parishes.
New jointly negotiated garbage contracts, the first collaborative gesture between the previously at-odds Pointe Coupee Parish and New Roads city governments, are expected to show a savings from the two current contracts.
Mike Cazes isn't planning to give up his badge just yet. The longtime West Baton Rouge Sheriff has announced he will run in October's election.
A patrol deputy who went back to the streets after being told he had only two years to live was honored Monday with a flag presented by Congressman Garrett Graves.