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  • Vehicle burglaries on the rise in Ascension Parish Play Video

    June 27, 2016 5:45 PM

    ASCENSION PARISH - Burglars are on a spree, targeting cars all over the area in Ascension Parish. According to the Ascension Parish sheriff's office, on average, it investigates 40 vehicle burglaries a month -- this month, it's up to 70. "They're going from door to door, shaking car... more »
  • Sheriff discusses rape allegations against deputy Play Video

    June 14, 2016 7:18 PM

    GONZALES - Ascension Parish Sheriff Jeff Wiley commented on the arrest of one of his deputies on malfeasance in office and 1st degree rape charges. According to a press release, the incident happened while he was on the job. William Lanoux, 31, was booked into Ascension Parish jail on... more »
  • Boil water advisory in effect for parts of Ascension Parish

    June 11, 2016 10:52 PM

    LEMANNVILLE – Officials in Ascension Parish issued a boil water advisory Saturday for parts of the Lemanville area. According to the Ascension Parish Office of Homeland Security, the boil water advisory is in effect for Ascension Consolidated Utilities District #1 water customers living in the Lemanville area along Highway... more »
  • Ascension Schools to re-advertise superintendent's job

    June 7, 2016 11:39 PM

    GONZALES - The Ascension Parish School Board was expected to announce finalists for the vacant Superintendent position Tuesday night, but instead the board decided to start their search over again. The board interviewed four candidates for the position last week , and met Tuesday expecting to narrow that list... more »
  • Man wanted after fight that left victim with fractures in his face

    June 1, 2016 12:14 AM

    DONALDSONVILLE - Ascension Parish deputies arrested one man and are looking for a second following a fight that left one man with broken bones in his face. Deputies released a photo of Oliver Solomon, 20, Tuesday evening. He's wanted for 2nd degree battery and disturbing the peace. A... more »
  • Man charged with murder following heroin overdose

    May 31, 2016 11:50 PM

    GONZALES - The Ascension Parish Sheriff's Office arrested a man on 2nd degree murder charges in the overdose death of a man from Baton Rouge. The charges stem from the death of Abraham Said, 20, in the 43000 block of R. Daigle Road in Gonzales on May 3rd. During... more »
  • Ascension Parish names candidates for Superintendent's job

    May 24, 2016 12:23 AM

    GONZALES - The Ascension Parish School Board announced six candidates for its superintendent position. In a press release Monday evening, the following finalists were announced: Rita B. Hernandez (Ed.D. - University of Houston) Area Assistant Superintendent for Middle and Elementary Schools, Brownsville Independent School District (Texas) ... more »
  • All warnings have expired, thunderstorm watch in effect for eastern part of WBRZ viewing area

    May 19, 2016 11:08 PM

    BATON ROUGE - All tornado and thunderstorm warnings have expired, but a severe thunderstorm watch remains in effect for the eastern part of the WBRZ viewing area. more »
  • Robbery suspect arrested after 8.5 hour standoff Play Video

    May 10, 2016 5:41 PM

    PRAIRIEVILLE - News 2 has learned new details about the criminal history of a robbery suspect who was taken into custody after 8.5 hour standoff with deputies in Ascension Parish. #BREAKING After 8.5 hour standoff, Matthew Morris is in custody. @AscensionSherif deputies entered the house and arrested him.... more »
  • APSO: Elderly man with dementia found

    April 26, 2016 12:48 AM

    ASCENSION PARISH - Elderly man with dementia was found unharmed in Port Gibson, Mississippi according to deputies in Ascension Parish. Elphege Savoy, 84, left his home Monday morning in a silver-colored Chevrolet Silverado with the license plate B426895. Savoy weighs approximately 156 pound and stands 5'4". He has... more »
  • Ascension, Livingston will open waterways Friday Play Video

    April 21, 2016 4:08 PM

    PORT VINCENT – Waterways in Ascension and Livingston parishes will reopen to recreational boaters Friday. On April 16, both parishes closed waterways due to high water. The closed areas will open at 6 a.m. Friday, parishes said in a news release. For business owners who count on boaters,... more »
  • All 3 suspects arrested for March murder in Prairieville

    April 13, 2016 11:13 AM

    ASCENSION- All three suspects have been arrested involved in the Mar. 24 murder of Dwayne Stephens on Lee Stevens Road as of Wednesday. Authorities received a tip from the public that led to the location to 17-year-old Caleb Carter, one of the suspects, Tuesday night. Baton Rouge Police located Carter... more »
  • APSO: Burglar shot after breaking into unmarked police car

    April 3, 2016 12:09 PM

    ASCENSION - The Ascension Sheriff's Office said an off-duty Louisiana State Police detective shot a burglar after being alerted that the man was breaking into his police unit Saturday night. According to Sheriff Jeff Wiley, the off-duty detective was awakened and alerted by a neighbor that his unmarked police... more »
  • Ascension to hold Hazardous Material Collection Day in May

    March 30, 2016 4:11 PM

    ASCENSION - Ascension Parish President Kenny Matassa announced the Household Hazardous Materials (Haz Mat) Collection Day for the parish will be held on Saturday, May 14. The event will be held at the Lamar-Dixon Center at 9039 St. Landry Road in Gonzales. The event is for only Ascension Parish residents... more »
  • Donaldsonville businesses hurting after water ban Play Video

    March 25, 2016 3:41 PM

    DONALDSONVILLE - Good Friday dinner is almosrt ready, even in Donaldsonville, where the tap water is still off limits. "I was kind of schocked. I thought this is the biggest weekend in the year for me," seafood market owner said. Gallons of bottled water line the entrance of... more »
  • Troopers investigating fatal crash on La. Hwy. 429

    March 13, 2016 11:07 PM

    ST. AMANT - State Police are investigating a deadly crash in Ascension Parish Sunday night. According to Louisiana State Police, the crash happened on La. Hwy. 429 east of La. Hwy. 431 near St Amant shortly before 10 p.m. Sunday. State Police say that Tyler Talber, 29, was killed... more »
  • Blinking stop signs make traffic stops easy for drivers to spot Play Video

    March 3, 2016 11:28 PM

    ASCENSION – Newly installed stop signs, equipped with flashing red lights, are hard to miss at four-way-stops in Ascension Parish. Lawmakers say the idea is to make the roads safer by lighting up stop signs. that otherwise. would have been hard to spot. Ascension Parish President, Kenny Matassa, said they... more »
  • Heavily damaged gym reopens 48 hours after tornado

    February 25, 2016 11:57 PM

    PRAIRIEVILLE - The Gold's Gym on Airline Highway in Prairieville took a beating during Tuesday's storm but was back in business Thursday evening. Images of the mangled mess at the gym were among the first images we received Tuesday . The gym still doesn't have a roof, but reopened Thursday... more »
  • Ascension schools names interim superintendent

    February 17, 2016 12:45 AM

    ASCENSION PARISH - The Ascension Parish School Board announced an interim replacement for the outgoing superintendent Tuesday night. Denise Graves will take over March 1st, when Dr. Patrice Pujol retires. Graves has spent 35-years in the system and was serving as one of two Assistant Superintendents prior to the... more »
  • Pedestrian hit by car, killed in Ascension parish

    February 15, 2016 8:37 PM

    GONZALES - State Police say a pedestrian was killed in Ascension Parish Monday when he walked into the path of a moving car Monday afternoon. According to troopers, Brad Nickens, 34, was walking across LA-934 near LA-44 when he was hit by a vehicle driven by a 20-year-old driver.... more »
  • APSO: Missing runaway teen found unharmed

    February 7, 2016 3:09 PM

    GONZALES - Sheriff's deputies in Ascension Parish say a runaway teen that was missing over the weekend was found unharmed Monday morning. 15-year-old Alexis Parker was located by a family member, according to deputies. She has been referred to the Families In Need of Service department. Alexis had... more »
  • Deputies: Man wanted for pawning $25,000 worth of stolen tools

    January 5, 2016 3:45 PM

    GONZALES - A man from Baton Rouge is accused of pawning $25,000 worth of stolen tools, Ascension Parish Sheriff's Deputies said in a news release Tuesday. Ryan Redinger is wanted on 13 counts of burglary and theft. Detectives believe he used an access code to get into his boss'... more »
  • Ascension Parish resident may see higher sewer rates

    December 29, 2015 9:18 AM

    GONZALES- The sole bidder to provide regional sewer service to East Ascension Parish says it can deliver service after the parish government was unable to create a system on its own. Ascension Environmental LLC says having the customers is critical to financing the $300 million plan to bring public sewage... more »
  • Worker killed at CF Industries identified as contractor from Texas

    December 9, 2015 10:21 PM

    DONALDSONVILLE - A contractor identified a worker who died at CF Industries last week as Teodoro Silva Jr., of Texas. Silva, of Mercedes, Texas, was found unconscious in a vessel at a part of the facility which is under construction. Silva was taken to an area hospital where he... more »
  • Shell Chemical to spend $717 million to expand Geismar plant Play Video

    November 30, 2015 9:52 AM

    GEISMAR- Shell Chemical LP will develop a new linear alpha olefins manufacturing unit at the company's Ascension Parish complex. The project will include a $717 million capital investment and create 20 new jobs, with an average annual salary of $104,000, plus benefits, while retaining 650 existing jobs at Shell Geismar.... more »
  • No recount for Ascension Parish president's race 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 »

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