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  • No recount for Ascension Parish president's race check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    November 24, 2015 10:24 AM

    GONZALES - After losing the Ascension Parish president's seat by only 115 votes over the weekend, Clint Cointment officially conceded Tuesday morning and said he will not seek a full recount of the vote. Kenny Matassa won the election for parish president Saturday night, but the margin was close... more »
  • Just over 100 votes decides Ascension Parish president

    November 21, 2015 10:52 PM

    GONZALES - For the first time in 25 years, voters elected a new president for Ascension Parish. Kenny Matassa defeated Clint Cointment by only 115 votes Saturday night -- 15,078 to 14,963. He will replace four-term President Tommy Martinez, who announced a year ago he would not run... more »
  • Deputies release details in theft case that involves dead suspect

    November 20, 2015 11:58 PM

    LIVINGSTON - A large-scale burglar ring ended with the arrests of three teenagers and the death of a fourth suspect, authorities said Friday. Nicholas Gaudin and Noah Templet, both 17, and an unidentified 15-year-old were arrested in connection with the thefts of items from vehicles in the Walker and... more »
  • Livingston, Ascension parishes ready for possible flooding

    November 17, 2015 4:54 PM

    LIVINGSTON - Emergency officials in Livingston and Ascension parishes said they're getting assets ready in case of flash flooding or other sever weather tonight or tomorrow. Livingston Parish said sandbags are available in the following locations for their residents: Fire Dist 9 (23634 HWY 22) Fire Dist 8... more »
  • Veterans Day ceremonies around Baton Rouge

    November 11, 2015 8:28 AM

    BATON ROUGE- People across the country are saluting the men and women in uniform on this Veterans Day. Many events are being held throughout the Baton Rouge area to honor our American Heroes who risk their lives every day to protect ours. The USS Kidd Veterans Museum and some of... more »
  • Severe weather / tornado warnings issued for multiple parishes

    October 31, 2015 2:05 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Multiple tornado warnings went into effect in nearby parishes Saturday afternoon. The National Weather Service issued tornado warnings for Ascension and Livingston parishes at 1 p.m. Saturday. Livingston Parish is also under a flood warning. A third tornado warning was issued for the Pointe Coupee... more »
  • Two arrested and meth seized in Ascension drug bust

    October 28, 2015 5:23 PM

    GONZALES – Deputies in Ascension Parish charged two people with multiple drug charges and seized $3,500 in methamphetamine after an arrest Wednesday. Detectives said they received an anonymous tip that someone was selling large amounts of meth. Narcotics agents said as they were investigating the tip they followed 29-year-old... more »
  • Nearly 4,000 homes in the dark after storms

    October 25, 2015 7:52 PM

    BATON ROUGE - As of Monday morning nearly 4,000 homes people were in the dark around southern Louisiana due to bad storms. Entergy said more than 1,800 homes lost power in East Baton Rouge Parish as of Monday morning, with most of those outages along Perkins Road between Bluebonnet... more »
  • Cyclist killed in hit-and-run crash

    October 24, 2015 4:41 PM

    PRAIRIEVILLE - Deputies in Ascension Parish are investigating a fatal crash that left a cyclist dead early Saturday morning. The Sheriff's Office says Daniel Lafleur, Sr., 67, was riding his bike on Parker Rd. in Prarieville when he was hit by a vehicle. The other driver took off, and Lafleur... more »
  • Grand jury indicts 16-year-old in teen's slaying

    October 20, 2015 3:56 PM

    GONZALES - A grand jury in Ascension Parish indicted a 16-year-old on second degree murder charges Tuesday. Last week, Jacob Westbrook was moved from juvenile detention to the adult jail when prosecutors successfully argued a judge to allow them to prosecute Westbrook as an adult. Westbrook is accused of... more »
  • Sheriff: Honorable teen stabbed with steak knife in rebellious attack Play Video

    October 13, 2015 3:54 PM

    GONZALES - The sheriff in Ascension Parish said a teenager stabbed to death Saturday was attacked with a steak knife. "This is pretty damn horrible," Ascension Parish Sheriff Jeff Wiley said in a news conference Tuesday where he released additional details about the death of Todd Toups. Toups, 18,... more »
  • Estranged husband indicted for wife's brutal death

    October 9, 2015 11:55 PM

    GONZALES - Friday, a grand jury indicted David Johnson, 38, on first degree murder and violation of a protective order charges in relation to his estranged wife's death earlier this summer. Prosecutors said Johnson beat the woman, Monica Johnson, to death with a baseball bat outside of their home... more »
  • Ascension Parish Hot Air Balloon Festival turns profit

    October 6, 2015 8:20 AM

    GONZALES - Officials say the two-day Ascension Hot Air Balloon Festival last month at Lamar-Dixon Expo Center turned a $105,000 profit after drawing record crowds of 54,000. Ascension Parish President Tommy Martinez said Monday that with this year's estimated take, the Ascension Festivals and Cultural Council Inc., the nonprofit behind... more »
  • Ascension school board members draw up project wish list

    September 30, 2015 7:47 AM

    GONZALES- Ascension Parish School Board members have a list of 14 projects - including three new primary schools and a middle school - they hope will be funded by a $120 million bond proposal going before voters on April 9. The bond proposal, if passed, would be paid for with... more »
  • Breakfast with 2une In: Ascension Hot Air Balloon Festival check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    September 25, 2015 11:18 AM

    GONZALES- The Ascension Hot Air Balloon Festival is finally here. The 5th annual festival starts Friday at 4 p.m. and lasts until Saturday at the Lamar Dixon Expo Center. Doors open at 7 p.m. Saturday and the events will end at 10 p.m. both nights. Nearly 50,000 people attended last... more »
  • Ascension balloon festival set for this weekend check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    September 24, 2015 5:11 PM

    GONZALES - The countdown is almost over for Ascension Parish's biggest event of the year. The 5th annual Hot Air Balloon Festival starts Friday at 4 p.m. and runs through Saturday at the Lamar Dixon Expo Center. Doors open at 7 a.m. Saturday, and close at 10 p.m. both... more »
  • Groundbreaking for freshmen academy at E. Ascension HS check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    September 23, 2015 6:46 PM

    GONZALES - School officials and area leaders broke ground for East Ascension High School's new freshmen academy. "We have to deal with two things, one we want a great facility that our students can learn and grow in, and we also have an issue with overcrowding in our schools,"... more »
  • Too many people have applied for storm grant check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    September 15, 2015 11:46 PM

    GONZALES - Grant administrators will have to sift through more applications than money as they assign awards through a storm relief program. There is about $200,000 available for people who had damage from Gustav and Ike. But, more people have applied than there is money to be awarded. ... more »
  • Ascension council seeks private group to create sewer system

    September 14, 2015 7:44 AM

    GONZALES- The Ascension Parish Council is expected to recommend late this year what team of engineers and financiers should design, build and operate a $300 million to $500 million regional sewer system. The partnership with the parish would last for the next three decades. Parish officials say advertisements asking for... more »
  • Parish approves buying water system

    September 3, 2015 11:37 PM

    DONALDSONVILLE - The Ascension Parish Council approved a near $6 million plan to buy a private water service for parts of the west bank of the parish Thursday. Water currently is purchased from Assumption Parish and piped into the Donaldsonville area. The lines are part of the Peoples Water... more »
  • Pharmacy burglaries likely linked

    September 1, 2015 10:44 PM

    GONZALES - Deputies are looking for the person who was able to steal $20,000 from a pharmacy Friday morning. Details of the heist were released Monday evening and investigators are trying to determine if the same person is also responsible for an attempted burglary at another pharmacy in the... more »
  • New information released in jug-tossing incidents

    August 31, 2015 9:46 PM

    PRAIRIEVILLE - Bond was set at $105,000 for three teenagers accused of throwing water jugs at vehicles in Ascension Parish. Investigators released new information about the cases Monday, adding there were reports of vandalism as early as Aug. 17. Deputies said on that date a driver reported their vehicle... more »
  • Tentative deal made to buy water system in Donaldsonville

    August 31, 2015 7:35 AM

    DONALDSONVILLE- Ascension Parish government has reached an agreement in principle with Peoples Water Service Co. to buy its water operations in Donaldsonville for $5.9 million. If the deal goes through, officials say the parish plans to inject another $5 million in upgrades to the water system, After months of negotiations,... more »
  • Ditch cleaning backlog about 200 in Ascension Parish check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    August 28, 2015 7:17 PM

    GONZALES – The Ascension Parish Public Works Department has a backlog of about 200 complaints about clogged drainage ditches. Parish officials said they're trying to catch up but individuals can expect it to take several weeks before action is taken on a complaint. Barbara Phillips in Dutchtown claims... more »
  • Chlorine boosters coming to fight amoeba check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    August 25, 2015 7:29 PM

    DONALDSONVILLE - Ascension Parish will install chlorine boosters on two of its rural water systems after a brain-eating amoeba was detected in those systems last month. Parish officials will install one booster to inject chlorine directly into the water supply at the ACUD#1 and the ACUD#2 water systems in... more »
  • Chlorine burn to last till October

    August 24, 2015 7:08 PM

    DONALDSONVILLE - The ACUD-1 water system in Ascension Parish is one week into a 60-day chlorine burn. This comes after a brain-eating amoeba was found in the system in July. The state requires a small amount of chlorine to be present in any water system. However, extra chlorine is added... more »
  • Officials talk water quality after amoeba scare check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    August 12, 2015 12:00 AM

    DONALDSONVILLE - A crowded room of people learned more about the brain-eating amoeba that was found in their water system two weeks ago. Water system officials and scientists from the Department of Health and Hospitals talked about the process to eradicate the amoeba from the system. They reiterated, the... more »
  • Gun store offers free class to women with restraining orders check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    August 11, 2015 7:49 PM

    BATON ROUGE - One gun store is offering free training to women who have restraining orders against abusive men. The owners of Precision Firearms and Indoor Range said they reached the decision because they're upset with the recent killing of Geismar resident Monica Johnson. Authorities said Johnson was... more »
  • Mississippi man killed in early morning crash

    August 1, 2015 11:32 AM

    PRAIRIEVILLE, La . – Louisiana State Police are investigating an early morning crash that left one man dead on Interstate 10. The investigation began shortly after 3 a.m. Saturday morning at mile post 170 in Ascension Parish. The crash took the life of Seth Orcutt, 28, of Lorman, Ms.... more »
  • Amoeba chlorine burn starts slow check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    July 30, 2015 7:46 PM

    MODESTE - Ascension Parish informed residents Thursday of a potential change in the smell of their drinking water. The Parish has pumped chlorine into the ACUD No. 1 water system since Wednesday night after the system tested positive for a brain-eating amoeba. The system serves 1,800 people in the... more »
  • Dr. Mindy Calandro on brain-eating amoeba check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    July 29, 2015 11:15 AM

    BATON ROUGE- Health officials recently identified a brain-eating amoeba in Ascension Parish’s water supply. Now, a lot of Louisiana residents are wondering how it’s going to affect them. This morning, Dr. Mindy Calandro from the Baton Rouge Clinic stopped by 2une In to give us more information on the... more »
  • Chlorine burn set to start Wednesday night to combat amoeba check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    July 28, 2015 6:11 PM

    DONALDSONVILLE - Parish officials said a chlorine burn will begin in the evening hours of Wednesday to combat a brain-eating amoeba found in a portion of Ascension Parish's water supply. Officials said chlorine pumps would be set up Wednesday morning at Ascension Consolidated Utility District 1, which serves around... more »
  • Ascension, St. James Airport gets more land

    July 20, 2015 8:07 AM

    GONZALES- The Louisiana Regional Airport just outside Gonzales grew by about 30 acres last week. The Ascension-St. James Airport and Transportation Authority, which operates the airport, purchased 28.3 acres of undeveloped woodlands south of the airport for just over $677,000. Jared Amato, a member of the airport authority, says the... more »
  • Gonzales man and 16-year-old runaway arrested on drug charges

    July 17, 2015 12:07 PM

    GONZALES - Ascension Parish deputies charged a Gonzales man for illegal possession of drugs and stolen firearms Thursday. Deputies received a complaint that Fabian Mills, 40, went to a woman's house and demanded to find her son, who allegedly stole $5,000 worth of heroin and a firearm from Mills.... more »
  • Ascension Parish gets state grant for 911 center

    July 15, 2015 10:51 AM

    GONZALES- With a $250,000 state grant, the Ascension Parish Sheriff's Office will update its emergency dispatch equipment, linking it to all of the state's emergency radio systems, in a 911 call center to be built next year. Louisiana Fire Marshal Butch Browning says the parish's proximity to the Gulf Coast... more »
  • 3 dogs dead of unknown causes at Ascension shelter

    July 14, 2015 7:53 PM

    SORRENTO - Questions are being raised as to what caused three dogs that died over the weekend at the Ascension Animal Control and Shelter. The shelter said if found a 7-week-old puppy and 2 dogs over the age of 5 dead Monday morning. The shelter manager Michael Leblanc said... more »
  • Ascension school board looks to April date for bond election

    July 8, 2015 8:08 AM

    DONALDSONVILLE- The Ascension Parish School Board is looking at an election date of April 2, 2016, to bring a bond proposal to voters. But the exact amount of money they want to raise and the projects they would fund have yet to be determined. Board committees have talked about using... more »
  • Feds announce bust of violent drug ring in BR, Ascension

    July 2, 2015 2:12 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Federal authorities unsealed an indictment Thursday against 39 people who investigators claim were part of a "violent" drug trafficking network which used a daycare to store and distribute cocaine in the Baton Rouge and Ascension Parish areas. The indictments, part of " Operation Third World ,"... more »
  • Ascension authorities looking for burglars

    June 25, 2015 9:09 AM

    ASCENSION- The Ascension Parish Sheriff's Office is looking for people responsible for a string of car burglaries across the parish. The crew of bandits have broken into 48 cars since the beginning of June. The sheriff's office says most of the cars were left unlocked. Anyone with information... more »
  • Proposed industrial park near school concerns residents Play Video

    June 15, 2015 7:35 PM

    DONALDSONVILLE - Some residents are concerned a proposed industrial park may be too close to a school. However, Ascension Parish leaders say the school is outside any danger zone. The industrial park is proposed near Lowery Middle and Elementary Schools. Part of the park would be zoned for heavy... more »
  • Ascension Community Theatre: Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    June 15, 2015 9:56 AM

    BATON ROUGE- A production of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde is coming to the Ascension Community Theatre. This morning, the show's stage director and some of the cast members stopped by 2une In to tell News 2's John Pastorek more about the upcoming performance. Dane Thibodeaux plays the role... more »
  • Sheriff: 'Gangsters' arrested in year-old murder caused by Mojo check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    June 10, 2015 3:58 PM

    DONALDSONVILLE - An emphatic sheriff chastised drug users in an afternoon news conference Wednesday where it was revealed a murdered teen died after being beaten up during a drug-induced brawl. Four people were arrested in the case, the most significant development since Brandon Augusta was found dead behind a... more »
  • Debris pickup in Ascension went smoothly after May storms

    June 2, 2015 9:49 AM

    GONZALES- Officials says the trucks that scoured unincorporated Ascension Parish in May for debris from severe storms that tore through south and central Louisiana collected 6,000 to 10,000 cubic yards of material. The estimated total volume of limbs, leaves and other debris would be enough to cover 4 to 6... more »
  • 21-year-old killed in Ascension crash

    May 23, 2015 12:47 PM

    GONZALES - Troopers say a 21-year-old man from Gonzales was killed in a crash on US Hwy 61 south of Hwy 621 in Ascension Parish. Jason Williams, 24, was driving south on US Hwy 61 around 9:30 p.m. Friday when his car ran off the roadway and struck a... more »
  • Election results for May ballot

    May 2, 2015 11:56 PM

    Baton Rouge - All ten tax proposals got a yes from voters in the WBRZ viewing area. Nine of them were renewals and one of them was a new tax. In east Baton Rouge parish, two tax proposals from the St. George Fire Department Passed. A Renewal tax which... more »
  • Baton Rouge-area home sales up in March

    May 1, 2015 7:13 AM

    BATON ROUGE- The number of houses sold in metro Baton Rouge jumped 14.7 percent in March when compared with figures from the year before. There were 755 homes sold in March in the nine-parish area, according to figures released Thursday by the Greater Baton Rouge Association of Realtors' Multiple Listing... more »
  • Ascension working on debris pickup plans

    April 28, 2015 5:11 PM

    GONZALES - The parish president's office said they're still working on plans to get storm debris in Ascension Parish picked up after Monday's severe weather. Parish President Tommy Martinez said they're still checking how much damage the trees, limbs, debris and brush blown down by Monday's strong winds and... more »
  • Entergy customers still without power

    April 28, 2015 11:55 AM

    BATON ROUGE - Entergy says about 90 percent of its Louisiana customers impacted by Monday morning's bout of severe storms will have power restored by Tuesday night. Nearly all others can expect to have their electricity back on by Wednesday. Entergy spokesperson Will Johnson III says a crew of... more »
  • Search for missing boater resumes Wednesday morning check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    April 28, 2015 11:30 AM

    PRAIRIEVILLE - Not long after authorities said they were shifting search efforts for a missing boater in Bayou Manchac to a recovery effort instead, they announced the endeavor was ending for the night. Around 8 p.m., the search parties left and hopes were falling about the fate of Allen... more »
  • Tornado watch issued for SE Louisiana

    April 24, 2015 4:28 PM

    GONZALES - The National Weather Service issued a tornado watch Friday evening for several parishes south and east of Baton Rouge. Forecasters said the watch covers Ascension, Assumption, Lafourche, St. Charles, St. James, St. John and Terrbonne parishes until 8 p.m. A tornado watch indicates favorable conditions exist... more »
  • Sex offender continues to evade registration system check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    April 23, 2015 6:55 PM

    GONZALES - Authorities in Ascension are still trying to track down one sex offender for failing to register as a sex offender in Ascension. Ascension Sheriff's Office said 36-year-old Wade Pardue ducked law enforcement for not registering for the database twice. They say he's currently the only man in... more »
  • All involved in violent home invasion, murder sentenced to prison

    April 22, 2015 10:27 PM

    GONZALES - A three-year-old triple murder case that rocked the usually quiet Ascension Parish ended with convictions of the final three suspects in the case being sentenced to hard labor Wednesday. Rolando Stewart received 63 years; Travis Moore was sentenced to 26 and Devon James received 15. Last year,... more »
  • Ascension Parish Music Jam check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    April 15, 2015 9:33 AM

    ASCENSION- Whether you're a fan of swamp-pop or music from the 50s, 60s, and 70s, the Ascension Music Jam will have something for you. The seven hour music concert features bands exclusively from Ascension Parish. This is the inaugural music jam, It was started to showcase some of the... more »
  • Residents upset about 'late' plant fire warning check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    April 3, 2015 6:27 PM

    GEISMAR - Authorities and emergency responders had been at the scene of a plant fire in Geismar for an hour before notifying residents in the area about what was going on, and that hour isn't sitting well with those who live near the plant. The Ascension Parish Sheriff's Office... more »
  • Man swallows drugs in attempt to hide evidence from detectives

    March 14, 2015 3:23 PM

    GONZALES - Deputies arrested a man for having a multitude drugs in his car on Tuesday. The Ascension Sheriff's Department says 44-year-old Loyce Beck of Gonzales swallowed some of the Xanax pills in his car in attempt to hide the evidence from narcotic detectives who pulled him over. ... more »
  • Donaldsonville man arrested for drugs worth hundreds

    March 14, 2015 1:02 PM

    DONALDSONVILLE - A man is arrested for having hundreds of dollars worth of drugs in his home on Thursday. The Ascension sheriff's department arrested 44-year-old, Ernest Batiste, on a search warrant for having marijuana and cocaine packaged and ready for distribution in his home on Railroad Ave. in Donaldsonville.... more »
  • Boil order issued for parts of Donaldsonville

    March 8, 2015 2:25 PM

    DONALDSONVILLE - A boil order is in effect for hundreds of residents in parts of Donaldsonville after a construction crew ruptured a water and gas line Sunday. Peoples Water Service said everyone living on Highway 1 South from the Payless to the Palo Alto Bridge is urged to boil... more »
  • Deputies freezin' for a reason in Gonzales

    February 28, 2015 6:48 PM

    GONZALES - Ascension, Livingston and East Baton Rouge sheriff's deputies joined forces to take a dive into some chilly waters Saturday morning at the 7th Annual Polar Plunge. The teams jumped into the freezing waters at Cabela's in Gonzales all to raise money for athletes in the Louisiana Special... more »
  • "Toe" Nash arrested on a list of charges

    February 27, 2015 8:41 PM

    ST. AMANT - Deputies arrested Gregory "Toe" Nash, 32, for failure to register as a sex offender Friday. Nash had been wanted on the charges since February 15th when the Ascension Parish Sheriff's Office said Nash no longer lived at the residence he listed on his paperwork and they... more »
  • Cool Schools: CHANGE at Donaldsonville High check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    February 24, 2015 7:22 AM

    DONALDSONVILLE - If you watched the Oscars Sunday night, you noticed plenty of political messages, including discrimination, bullying and violence. That same conversation is taking place everyday in an English class at Donaldsonville High School in Ascension Parish. "CHANGE" is an acronym symbolic of Donaldsonville High students. It stands... more »
  • Parents review bus camera footage after son is forgotten on bus check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    February 6, 2015 10:32 PM

    SORRENTO - Parents of a six-year-old who was left on a bus earlier this week reviewed on-board camera footage Friday and said the video device recorded their son having a two-minute seizure as he sat alone on the special needs bus. The driver and bus aid got off and... more »
  • Parents: Child forgotten on bus had a seizure check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    February 5, 2015 10:49 PM

    SORRENTO - A six-year-old boy left on a bus after two school system employees neglected to check the bus properly before getting off likely had a seizure, the boy's doctors told his parents. Anthony Lipps-Fugarino suffers from epilepsy and takes a special needs bus to Sorrento Primary. Tuesday morning,... more »
  • "Toe" Nash wanted for not registering as sex offender

    February 2, 2015 10:11 PM

    DONALDSONVILLE - Deputies are looking for Gregory "Toe" Nash, 32, for failure to register as a sex offender. Deputies said Nash registered in November but when they did a compliance check at the address he listed, Nash was gone. Someone at the address on Robinson Lane told deputies Nash... more »
  • An end in sight for LA 73 work check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    January 30, 2015 5:30 PM

    PRAIRIEVILLE- The construction on LA 73 is nearing an end as the contractor begins working on the road bed near Airline Highway. The $15.5 million dollar project was expected to be completed last year, but the deadline was extended because of utility problems and weather delays. DOTD says... more »
  • Heroin found at scene of double murder

    January 28, 2015 10:29 PM

    DONALDSONVILLE- Investigators said they found heroin inside the home of a murder victim killed during what they believe may have been an armed robbery. Chad Nichols and his friend Benny Booker were gunned down on Latino Road Monday afternoon , at Nichols' home. Deputies think the pair may have... more »
  • Deputies investigate yet another shooting in Donaldsonville Wednesday

    January 28, 2015 9:15 PM

    DONALDSONVILLE - Deputies spent Wednesday night investigating yet another shooting in this usually quiet Ascension Parish community. Witnesses told authorities they heard two shots. Deputies collected casings from the scene but did not find a shooter. No one was hit in the gunfire. The town has become busy... more »
  • Donaldsonville family thinks man was killed for cash check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    January 27, 2015 5:58 PM

    DONALDSONVILLE - The family of Chad Nichols, one of two men killed on Latino Road Monday afternoon, thinks the gunmen were after cash and that's why they killed Nichols and one of his employees, Benny Booker. Deputies aren't ready to pinpoint a motive as they continue to follow leads... more »
  • Deputies looking for man who escaped during arrest

    January 26, 2015 9:03 PM

    GONZALES - Sheriff's deputies are searching for a man who was able to break free from a deputy during the course of an arrest Monday night. The Ascension Parish Sheriff's office sent an alert, asking people in the area of Airline Highway and Highway 74 to be on the... more »
  • Plant wins in lawsuit filed by former worker

    January 23, 2015 10:14 PM

    BATON ROUGE - A man lost his lawsuit against the DuPont plant in Ascension Parish in a ruling that was handed down late Friday night. Jeff Simoneaux sued the company claiming the plant released large amounts of sulfuric acid three years ago. Simoneaux said the sulfuric acid leaked due... more »
  • Teen booked in shooting of another teen in Donaldsonville

    January 21, 2015 7:12 PM

    DONALDSONVILLE - An 18-year-old was arrested Wednesday evening connected to a shooting on St. Patrick Street, the second time they've investigated a shooting on this street in twenty-four hours. Wednesday, deputies said, Allen Williams shot a 16-year-old male in the face. Tuesday, a deputy was shot by one of... more »

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