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  • Ascension Hot Air Balloon Festival lifts off this weekend Play Video

    September 22, 2014 9:06 AM

    GONZALES - The 2014 Ascension Hot Air Balloon Festival lifts off in Gonzales this weekend. The festival is Friday and Saturday at the Lamar Dixon Expo Center. It's the perfect entertainment for families on a budget: adult tickets are just $2.00 while kids 12 and under get in free.... more »
  • DHH: One death and 11 new cases of West Nile virus

    September 19, 2014 5:55 PM

    BATON ROUGE - State health officials reports one new West Nile virus death out of 11 news cases in the state. Officials say the new cases bring this year's total to 103 cases. According to the report the death in DHH Region 3 which encompasses St. Mary, St. James,... more »
  • Man wanted for vehicle burglaries in Ascension Parish

    September 17, 2014 2:23 PM

    PRARIEVILLE- Detectives with the Ascension Parish Sheriff's Office are trying to identify a man wanted for burglarizing a vehicle last weekend in Prarieville. Surveillance cameras caputured the suspect burglarizing the vehicle on Salerno Drive, as well as a second vehicle. Anyone with any information on this burglary, is... more »
  • 'Person of interest' wanted in Ascension Parish burglaries

    September 17, 2014 2:10 PM

    PRARIEVILLE- Detectives with the Ascension Parish Sheriff's Office are searching for Sean Patterson, of Prarieville. Patterson is a "person of interest" in numerous threats and burglaries. Patterson also has an active bench warrant for cruelty to animals. Anyone with any information on Patterson's whereabouts, is urged to... more »
  • No fire protection, no problem Play Video

    September 11, 2014 9:32 PM

    THREE RIVERS ISLAND - A man tired of waiting for fire protection in his neighborhood built his own makeshift fire hydrant. "This isn't a cure-all, it gives us some piece of mind," said Sanford Kreisler. Three Rivers Island has about 80 homes, 30 of them house permanent residents... more »
  • DHH: 2 new West Nile deaths in the state

    September 5, 2014 10:55 PM

    BATON ROUGE - State health officials report two new West Nile virus deaths in the Capital Area Region and in Northwest Louisiana. Officials also reported nineteen new cases, bringing this year's total to 80 cases. The Department of Health and Hospitals' weekly report shows six new neuroinvasive disease cases... more »
  • Ascension Parish amends dog control ordinance

    September 5, 2014 2:22 PM

    DONALDSONVILLE- The Ascension Parish Council has amended its animal control ordinance to better track and control dogs considered a threat to the public. Dogs declared as "dangerous" under the new ordinance's wording must now have a special tag, which comes with a $10 initial registration fee to the owner and... more »
  • Probation-like program established for bad dogs

    September 4, 2014 10:19 PM

    DONALDSONVILLE - Parish leaders tightened the collar on dangerous dogs Thursday night. The parish council approved a measure that requires people who own dogs deemed dangerous by a judge to take precautions. Dogs that meet the criteria would be tagged with a microchip that holds information about the animal.... more »
  • LA 73 not close to finished Play Video

    September 4, 2014 5:28 PM

    PRAIRIEVILLE - After nearly three years of work, the $15.5 million dollar project to widen LA 73 isn't near completion. The Department of Transportation and Development set a new deadline for the contractor to finish, but it won't arrive until the Summer of 2015. Crews got extra time... more »
  • DHH: 5 of 9 new West Nile cases in Baton Rouge

    August 29, 2014 5:49 PM

    BATON ROUGE - State health officials added another 9 confirmed cases of West Nile virus this week, including five new cases of the neuroinvasive disease type all reported in East Baton Rouge. The new numbers bring the total number of Louisiana cases this year to 61 with the other... more »
  • Ascension breaks ground on new government complex Play Video

    August 27, 2014 7:52 AM

    GONZALES - Leaders in Ascension Parish broke ground on a new governmental complex Wednesday morning. The goal is to have more offices under the same roof. Prep work began about two weeks ago, but the official ribbon cutting began at 9:00 a.m. The new complex is being constructed... more »
  • Meeting with engineer first step of considering new river bridge

    August 20, 2014 10:19 PM

    PLAQUEMINE- Parish leaders met with an engineer to discuss a study that would investigate the feasibility of a new bridge across the Mississippi River Wednesday. The bridge would connect Iberville and Ascension parishes and help ease traffic congestion on the I-10 bridge in Baton Rouge. Tuesday, the parish... more »
  • Sights set on new Mississippi River bridge Play Video

    August 19, 2014 9:39 PM

    IBERVILLE PARISH - Two parishes have now signed a cooperative endeavor agreement to perform a study for a new Mississippi River bridge. Iberville and Ascension Parishes have set aside a combined $300,000 for a study to assist the Department of Transportation and Development with investigating the feasibility of constructing... more »
  • In deal, triple murderer gets three life sentences

    August 19, 2014 6:44 PM

    GONZALES- A man tied to a home invasion where three people were murdered in February 2012 pleaded guilty and will serve three life terms, District Attorney Ricky Babin told WBRZ News 2 Tuesday. Bernard James pleaded guilty to two counts of first-degree murder and one count of second-degree murder... more »
  • Man accused of multiple car break-ins

    August 19, 2014 4:44 PM

    ASCENSION - Police arrested a Baton Rouge man after they said he broke into numerous cars in the Geismar area this past July. Deputies accused Tyree Davison,18, of breaking into multiple unlocked cars in two subdivisions and stealing personal items from them. He also faces charges connected to multiple... more »
  • Ascension roads to get critical fix Play Video

    August 11, 2014 6:17 PM

    PRAIREVILLE- A list of dozens of roads in Ascension Parish in need of critical repair was approved by the parish council. At least 39 roads are considered in critical need of repair and will get a fix within the next few months. The parish will seek bids for the... more »
  • Man arrested for drugs in Ascension Parish

    August 8, 2014 2:17 PM

    PRARIEVILLE- Detectives in Ascension Parish have arrested a Baton Rouge man for drug possession. Detectives saw a drug deal taking place in a parking lot of a business in Prarieville on Thursday night. They then followed the vehicle down Highway 621, before stopping it. Irwin Mitchell was arrested... more »
  • Dangerous dogs to get human-like probation Play Video

    August 6, 2014 11:15 PM

    DONALDSONVILLE- Next month, parish leaders will consider toughening a dangerous dog law in Ascension Parish. The proposal would give animal control agents more power to track problem dogs. It would allow dogs to be monitored electronically and tagged as aggressive. The program is similar to probation for humans. ... more »
  • Island community causes headache for fire department Play Video

    August 4, 2014 9:33 PM

    THREE RIVERS ISLAND - It took first responders about 20 minutes to get to a home engulfed in flames Sunday morning. The home is located on Three Rivers Island along the Diversion Canal.  It is a golf cart community in Livingston Parish, but the bridge to get there begins... more »
  • Another crash at dangerous Bluff Road curve

    July 30, 2014 10:30 PM

    PRAIRIEVILLE - Just more than a month since a driver lost control of her SUV and barreled off Bluff Road in Ascension Parish, killing two children , another driver ended up wrecking in the same area Wednesday evening. The driver of the a pickup veered off Bluff Road and... more »
  • Ascension, Iberville could put up money for new bridge study Play Video

    July 25, 2014 10:08 PM

    GONZALES - The Baton Rouge area is a step closer to getting a little traffic relief. Thursday, the Ascension Parish Council approved a resolution to enter into a cooperative endeavor agreement with Iberville Parish to share some of the cost of a traffic study. Based on what Iberville... more »
  • Councilman: police department budget essentially $0

    July 22, 2014 8:33 PM

    SORRENTO- The town council voted to defund the embattled police department and give voters the chance to shut the department down for good this fall. Tuesday, four council members voted for the moves and were met with resistance from one. Beginning August 1st, there will be no money for... more »
  • Sorrento council to vote on police department Play Video

    July 22, 2014 5:55 PM

    SORRENTO - The town council will vote on a motion to let Sorrento residents decide the fate of their police department and chief of police position. After legislation was passed at the Capitol earlier this year to allow the town to abolish the position and the department, the council... more »
  • Buses are stuffed, time to unpack Play Video

    July 17, 2014 7:48 AM

    BATON ROUGE - We raised $67,000 worth of school supplies yesterday for students in Ascension and Baton Rouge Parishes during our annual Stuff the Bus drive. Now it's time for the hard part: unpacking all those buses. Volunteers will Unstuff the Bus today. 2une In's Rebecca Buchanan visited... more »
  • Parents, kids arrested after party shooting Play Video

    July 2, 2014 5:54 PM

    PRAIRIEVILLE - Ascension Sheriff's Deputies arrested two parents and a pair of their children following a shooting at a teen party that left one person injured. It happened early Sunday morning on Daigle Rd. near James Street, where investigators say Austin Rashall, 18, Aronis Gonzalez, 18, and his 16-year... more »
  • Council moves forward with Ascension recreation tax

    June 19, 2014 10:21 PM

    ASCENSION PARISH - Council members voted 7-2 Thursday night to add a 5 mill property tax to the November ballot that, if approved by voters, would fund recreational improvements in Ascension Parish. A team of people called "Better Recreation Now" presented their project for at $30 million dollar plan... more »
  • Man talks about rescuing people from car in bayou Play Video

    June 18, 2014 9:39 PM

    GONZALES - A few days after an SUV carrying two people drove off of Coontrap Road and into New River, people are talking about the dangers the road brings for drivers. "It's a fairly smooth road, but people speed through that curve," Gonzales Fire Chief Tracy Normand explained. Normand... more »
  • Ascension teachers get pay raise Play Video

    June 17, 2014 4:47 PM

    GONZALES- Teachers and staff in Ascension Parish schools received a 3 percent pay raise as part of a $219 million dollar budget that passed Tuesday evening. The budget includes a permanent pay raise, which hasn't happened in nearly six years. "Of course you always appreciate the money, but... more »
  • WATCH: man, woman rescued after car crashes into bayou Play Video

    June 16, 2014 9:19 PM

    GONZALES- The driver of an SUV was likely impaired when he drove into New River Monday evening, police told WBRZ News 2. The unidentified man and a female passenger had to be rescued by eyewitnesses. In video, captured by someone who saw the incident, a man is seen on... more »
  • Ascension development causing flooding concerns Play Video

    June 10, 2014 6:02 PM

    PRAIRIEVILLE - Homeowners in the Beechwood Subdivision off of LA 42 in Ascension Parish have an axe to grind with a nearby development. Ted Prudhomme thinks the new subdivision is sending water onto his property. "The past two years, since they cleared out the property behind my property... more »
  • Ascension Parish pumps working fine Play Video

    June 5, 2014 6:02 PM

    GONZALES- The Marvin J. Braud pumping station in Ascension Parish was working in full force last week when record rains pummeled the parish. Six pumps help drain the upper part of the parish including the communities of St. Amant and Gonzales, but the lower part of the parish filled... more »
  • False River reopened, Blind River gate closed

    June 5, 2014 12:10 PM

    NEW ROADS - Parish officials reopened False River to recreational boating Thursday morning, though some other restrictions on area waterways remained in effect. The Pointe Coupee Parish Sheriff's Office said the river had fallen below an acceptable level, and encouraged people to stay safe. Ascension Parish officials said... more »
  • Waterways opening for the weekend raise concern for residents Play Video

    June 4, 2014 6:44 PM

    FRENCH SETTLEMENT - Water ways in Ascension, Livingston and St. James will all be open by Thursday at noon. Blind River is open in St. James Parish. Parish officials in Livingston and Ascension Parishes said all water ways in their area will be deemed safe for recreational use by... more »
  • Parish officials announce schedule for reopening waterways

    June 4, 2014 4:03 PM

    GONZALES - Officials with Ascension, Livingston and St. James parishes announced the schedule for reopening the Blind River and all other inland waterways to recreational boat traffic on Wednesday. The Blind River will reopen for recreational boat traffic at 5 p.m. on Wednesday, according to Ascension Parish President Tommy... more »
  • Ascension flooding blamed for levee breach

    June 3, 2014 11:00 PM

    CHOUPIC- North of Thibodaux, on the route to Vacherie, crews had to plug a leak in a levee, blamed on rising water in parishes closer to Baton Rouge. An emergency declaration was issued even though the leak was quickly repaired. The leak was located on a levee off Highway... more »
  • Ascension Assessor adds millions to tax rolls Play Video

    June 3, 2014 6:02 PM

    GONZALES- An aerial assessment of Ascension Parish found nearly 15 percent of property owners weren't paying a fair share of taxes. Ascension Assessor, M.J. "Mert" Smiley, used aerial pictometry to create an updated map of the parish that shows several plots that weren't being taxed before he came into... more »
  • Waterways to remain closed in Ascension, Livingston parishes

    June 3, 2014 4:15 PM

    GONZALES - Ascension Parish President Tommy Martinez said on Tuesday that officials from Ascension, St. James, and Livingston parishes have agreed to extend the closure of all inland waterways to recreational boating traffic. The inland waterways, closed to reactional traffic after last week's flooding, include the Amite River, Diversion... more »
  • Leaders want more pumps, stricter regulations after parish floods

    June 2, 2014 9:37 PM

    GONZALES - Ascension Parish leaders discussed adding more pumps to ease flooding problems after last week's heavy rain. "It was kind of an odd scenario because we saw more rain in a short time period than we would in a 100-year-flood," parish councilman Bryan Melancon said. "We got more... more »
  • Ascension starting cleanup after flooding

    June 2, 2014 2:54 PM

    DARROW - Flood victims in Ascension Parish started cleanup efforts Monday to remove ruined flooring and belongings after heavy rains sent water into homes. Cantrelle Green and dozens of her neighbors in the Astroland subdivision in Darrow saw several inches of water pour into their homes last week. ... more »
  • High water close waterways for the weekend Play Video

    May 30, 2014 5:53 PM

    PORT VINCENT- High water shut down some waterways to recreation through the weekend. Boaters in Ascension and Livingston Parishes are out of luck, but that hasn't kept people from the water's edge. Some are still fishing, eating at their favorite places and tending to business as usual, while others... more »
  • Victim of Bayou Manchac crash identified

    May 23, 2014 4:00 AM

    BATON ROUGE - The Memorial Day weekend is off to a deadly start on the roadway in Baton Rouge. A car drove off the interstate and into Bayou Manchac near the East Baton Rouge-Ascension Parish line just after midnight Friday. It happened off of I-10 East just past the... more »
  • Sheriff investigating man's death

    May 6, 2014 10:15 PM

    DONALDSONVILLE- An autopsy is scheduled for Wednesday and investigators hope it will shed more light on the death of a man who was found, injured, lying on the ground. Michael Rodrigue, 55, was found near Claiborne and Houmas Streets Sunday. Ascension Parish Sheriff's deputies said he died at a... more »
  • Pileup slowed traffic on I-10 Tuesday

    April 29, 2014 7:34 PM

    BATON ROUGE- A minor pileup slowed traffic on I-10 eastbound near the East Baton Rouge-Ascension line Tuesday evening. Video sent to WBRZ News 2 by a viewer shows a chain of cars involved in a series of fender-bender wrecks. About eight vehicles were involved and were blocking both lanes.... more »
  • Man murdered weeks before becoming father

    April 25, 2014 5:19 PM

    DARROW - A mother is grieving after her son was murdered in Ascension Parish just weeks before becoming a father. Andrell Prestley says it's shocking that her son was shot to death right before being able to experience fatherhood. Blankets, toys and boxes of diapers line the wall of... more »
  • Deputies investigating murder in Darrow

    April 24, 2014 11:12 PM

    DARROW- A 23-year-old died in a shooting on Highway 22 Thursday. The Ascension Parish Sheriff's Office said Isaac Prestley was shot around 6:30 p.m. and taken to an area hospital by a private vehicle where he died. Allison Hudson, a spokesperson for the department, said the incident is... more »
  • Deadly thruway between Livingston and Ascension could close Play Video

    April 9, 2014 9:15 PM

    SAINT AMANT - A strip of Highway 935 where two children died in Ascension Parish is being recommended for closure by the state. Wednesday, the Department of Transportation released their findings into the Stringer Bridge Road area along Black Bayou. In February 2012, Faith Castilaw, 9 and Patience... more »
  • Support grows to stall levee construction Play Video

    April 1, 2014 8:56 PM

    LIVINGSTON - Neighboring parishes are teaming up to study the impact of a proposed levee system before construction can begin. "Let's really look at the whole region," Livingston Parish President Layton Ricks said. Ricks and the Livingston Parish Council are urging leaders of a proposed levee system around... more »
  • Two accused of beating woman

    April 1, 2014 12:27 PM

    PRAIRIEVILLE - Sheriff's deputies arrested two people after investigators said they beat up a woman in Ascension Parish. The Ascension Parish Sheriff's Office says 21-year-old Ashleigh Parker was fighting and arguing with another woman when she called over her boyfriend, 29-year-old Manly Gilley, and the two beat and kicked... more »
  • LA 42 widening begins in Ascension Parish Play Video

    March 25, 2014 6:07 PM

    BATON ROUGE - A long-awaited expansion of LA 42 in Ascension Parish began Tuesday as crews start the initial phase of the upgrade. "Today is a dream come true, that I've waited 19 years, seven months, and five days for," said Loretta Templet, who lost her daughter during a... more »
  • Ascension highway construction overlapping Play Video

    March 24, 2014 9:56 PM

    PRAIRIEVILLE- Two major highway construction projects will overlap since the state is announcing a large project Tuesday. La. 73 construction between Airline and the interstate won't be finished until October, while construction along La. 42 is expected to begin this week. Along Higway 73, a gas line conflicts... more »
  • Bill could pave way for Ascension neighborhood tax Play Video

    March 21, 2014 5:19 PM

    GONZALES- A bill that will soon be at the Capitol could pave the way for the Ascension Council to approve a tax that would help fund new roads. "If someone moves into a taxing district, they will know up front, it'll be on the plot map, that it will... more »
  • Four arrested after deputies find drugs growing in front yard

    March 18, 2014 10:32 PM

    PRAIRIEVILLE- A sawed off shot gun, a handgun and a bunch of drugs led to the arrest of four people in Ascension Parish this week. Deputies said there was two pounds of marijuana inside a house on County Drive and four weed plants growing in the front yard, too.... more »
  • Salt dome cavern owners getting audited Play Video

    March 18, 2014 6:19 PM

    GONZALES - Ascension Parish Assessor M.J. Smiley Jr. says companies will get audited for not paying taxes on salt dome caverns. Smiley said they're looking at 20 unreported salt dome caverns in Ascension that belong to four companies; Cheveron, Exxon, Motiva and Shell. They're also looking into how many... more »
  • Livingston passes flood resolution

    March 13, 2014 10:46 PM

    LIVINGSTON- Parish leaders want to establish a coalition to look at flooding issues along Lake Pontchartrain and Lake Maurepas. The Livingston Parish Council discussed a resolution Thursday after residents complained about issues, possibly from neighboring parishes. Specifically, people want to target levees and pumping stations in other parishes... more »
  • Donaldsonville to get 11 percent sales tax Play Video

    March 13, 2014 6:12 PM

    DONALDSONVILLE- Shoppers can expect to pay more starting in April as part of an agreement made between the city and Ascension Parish ten years ago. When Donaldsonville and Ascension agreed to annex a portion of the parish's land to the city in 2004, it came with an agreement to... more »
  • State won't install light, could improve intersection Play Video

    March 7, 2014 5:52 PM

    GALVEZ- A stretch of LA 42 deemed dangerous by residents, won't get a traffic signal installed by the state because DOTD says the traffic count doesn't meet the standards needed for a signal. Sheri Thompson, 56, was killed during a head on collision Thursday morning on LA 42 near... more »
  • Woman assaulted, held against her will

    March 7, 2014 12:27 PM

    A Gonzales man is behind bars for holding a woman against her will, according to the Ascension Parish Sheriff's Office. Deputies say David Caillier, 55, assaulted the woman for several hours and threatened to kill her if she left. When authorities arrived at the home witnesses said they... more »
  • People push for flood study; blame EBR, Ascension

    February 27, 2014 10:20 PM

    LIVINGSTON - There's a push to study flooding, specifically targeting levees and pumping stations in other parishes, to determine if those features contribute to flooding problems in this parish. But, the Livingston Parish Council tabled a resolution Thursday night to begin the process. It would bring in a team... more »
  • Flooding closes several Ascension roads

    February 26, 2014 2:01 PM

    PRAIRIEVILLE - Another road in Ascension Parish has been barricaded due to backwater flooding near the Amite River and Bayou Manchac. That's according to parish president, Tommy Martinez. Broussard road has been added to the list of barricaded roads. Barricades remain at Airport Drive, Kay Drive, Idle Hour... more »
  • Seven arrested after meth lab bust

    February 20, 2014 11:35 AM

    ASCENSION PARISH - A meth lab has been taken down and seven arrests have been made after a month long investigation into illegal drug activity in Ascension Parish. The Ascension Parish Sheriff's Office says the arrests came from surveillance by the narcotics division of a residence they had gotten... more »
  • Teen killed in Ascension Parish crash

    February 19, 2014 3:20 PM

    SORRENTO - A teen from Livingston is dead following a single vehicle crash this morning in Ascension Parish. State Police say around 9:15 a.m., 19 year-old Derek Boully was headed east on LA Highway 22, when he lost control and ran off the road. His vehicle rolled several times,... more »
  • Discrimination case against Ascension Schools begins Play Video

    February 18, 2014 6:57 PM

    BATON ROUGE - A discrimination case filed against the Ascension Parish School Board in 2008 began Tuesday with opening statements and testimony from school board members and parents in the district. The case stems from a move the board made in 2008 to help alleviate overcrowding at Dutchtown Middle... more »
  • Ascension Schools discrimination case set to begin Play Video

    February 17, 2014 5:54 PM

    BATON ROUGE- A federal lawsuit first filed in 2008 claims the Ascension Parish School Board discriminated when it redrew district lines to alleviate overcrowding. The plaintiff in the case, Darrin Kenny Lewis, claims that when Ascension went through a redistricting process the school board forced his children into East... more »
  • Bankrupt wastewater company given sales extension

    February 10, 2014 12:14 PM

    HAMMOND - A bankrupt wastewater treatment company that operates in the Baton Rouge area has been given an extension to sell its 49 systems in Louisiana. Density Utilities of Louisiana, based in Hammond, has worked out a deal to sell the systems for $1.2 million. A bankruptcy court... more »
  • Three area school districts leading way in technology Play Video

    February 5, 2014 6:00 PM

    PRAIRIEVILLE- Ascension Parish Schools are one of nine districts in the state and three in our area highlighted for their use of technology in schools Wednesday. In the past two years the state has increased technology in school districts, with 47 districts meeting the state's expectations of one computer... more »
  • Cabin fever send some to the river Play Video

    January 29, 2014 5:56 PM

    PRAIRIEVILLE- After a day of being couped up inside, some folks in Ascension Parish just couldn't wait for all the roads to thaw before getting out of the house. David Kimble spent the day fishing in the Amite River, even with some icy slush in his boat. "Woke... more »
  • 7 arrested for vehicle burglaries in Ascension Parish

    January 22, 2014 2:24 PM

    GONZALES- Authorities in Ascension Parish have arrested seven individuals for a number of vehicle burglaries in thefts. The thefts have happened since November in the Gonzales, Prarieville and St. Amant areas. 18 year-old Keylon Barrow, 17 year-old Christopher Heard, 17 year-old Deontre Joseph and 20 year-old Delynn Ricks,... more »
  • Lawsuit: Chief sexually assaulted woman in custody Play Video

    January 17, 2014 5:46 PM

    SORRENTO - A lawsuit filed Friday alleges embattled Sorrento Police Chief Earl Theriot forced a woman in his custody to perform oral sex on him inside the police department. The suit filed by attorney Tregg Wilson alleges Theriot initially responded to a call about an intoxicated woman on the... more »
  • Holocaust survivor asks students for hope Play Video

    January 15, 2014 5:48 PM

    GEISMAR - A Holocaust survive shared her strength and hope for a better world with students in Ascension Parish Wednesday. Marion Blumenthal Lazan was taken to a concentration camp when she was just four years old. She spent six years there, constantly terrified. "The hardest thing was to... more »
  • Trucker crushed by load after wreck

    January 9, 2014 2:15 PM

    PRAIRIEVILLE- A 61-year-old cement truck driver died after he lost control of his truck and wrecked Wednesday afternoon. Sheriff's deputies in Ascension Parish said Albert Rucker of Baton Rouge was crushed by the mixer when the truck crashed. The accident happened on Merritt Evans Road about 4:30 p.m. ... more »
  • Cement truck crash closes highway

    January 8, 2014 10:22 PM

    PRAIRIEVILLE- Sheriff's deputies closed Merritt Evans Road late Wednesday evening after a cement truck overturned. According to the sheriff's office website, the highway could be closed for a few hours overnight as crews investigate the crash and clear the wreckage. Deputies have not released specifics about what happened,... more »
  • Businesses worried about lack of Sorrento patrolling Play Video

    January 8, 2014 5:47 PM

    SORRENTO - For the first time, police officers didn't patrol the streets of Sorrento. Ascension Parish Sheriff's deputies will patrol Sorrento at night, but not from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday. Sorrento businesses are worried about not having police patrols during the day. "If we... more »
  • Four arrested in Ascension drug bust

    January 7, 2014 11:59 AM

    PRAIRIEVILLE - An investigation by the Ascension Parish Sheriff's Office has led to the arrest of four people on drug charges. Major Kevin Hanna reports the Sheriff's Office Narcotics Division followed up on information that Chrystal Carter was selling illegal drugs from her home in Prairieville. That led... more »
  • 3 arrested in Ascension Parish meth lab bust

    December 31, 2013 1:49 PM

    GONZALES- Three people are now behind bars, after detectives found a meth lab inside a home in Gonzales. Detectives arrested Scott Roussel, Seth Finley and Kandi Pierre for manufacturing meth at the home in the 14000 block of Mire Road. All three were booked into the Ascension Parish... more »
  • Accused killer's run from the law ends dramatically

    December 19, 2013 6:49 PM

    PRAIRIEVILLE- A 37-year-old accused killer's run from police ended in a dramatic takedown in Ascension Parish Thursday evening. State Police said Antwine Smith will be booked on a homicide warrant from New Orleans and local charges related to a pursuit on I-10 that eventually moved to county roads before... more »
  • APPROVED! Ascension balloon festival slated for parish takeover Play Video

    December 19, 2013 5:54 PM

    GONZALES- The Ascension Parish council approved a move to take over the balloon festival for the 2014 year and provide money from Lamar Dixon's marketing budget to cover losses from the 2013 festival. The council agreed to move $100,000 from Lamar Dixon to cover a portion of the nearly... more »

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