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  • Boil water advisory issued for residents on Hwy. 405 to Iberville/Ascension parish line

    September 26, 2016 4:37 PM

    IBERVILLE PARISH – Iberville Parish Water District No. 3 has issued a boil water advisory for residents on Highway 405 from Texas Road south to the Iberville/Ascension parish line. The boil water advisory is due to a broken water line. According to the water district, residents on the intersecting... more »
  • Update on Shelter at Home and FEMA mobile home processes Play Video

    September 22, 2016 6:03 AM

    BATON ROUGE – State and federal emergency officials released new information Thursday about post-flood disaster housing options. GHOSEP said that the purpose of the meeting was to address immediate housing needs for residents impacted by last month's historic flooding. Many residents have complained that the federal government response... more »
  • Five wanted for skipping court date in Ascension Parish

    September 21, 2016 5:39 PM

    GONZALES – Deputies in Ascension Parish say they are looking for five individuals who failed to appear in court after being arrested on criminal charges. Major Kevin Hanna said the efforts are part of the ongoing initiative “Operation No Show” that targets individuals that bonded out of jail but... more »
  • Taylor Swift donates $50K to Ascension Public Schools for flood recovery

    September 20, 2016 12:11 PM

    DONALDSONVILLE – Taylor Swift is donating $50,000 to Ascension Public Schools for flood relief efforts, school officials announced. Five of the district's 27 schools are closed due to the impacts sustained from last month's flood. Around 5,000 students are displaced and more than 500 Ascension Public Schools employees' homes... more »
  • Consultant to oversee Ascension Parish school rebuilding

    September 14, 2016 9:21 AM

    GONZALES - The Ascension Parish School Board has picked CSRS, a Baton Rouge firm, to oversee rebuilding flood-damaged school buildings and seeking FEMA reimbursement dollars. Chad Lynch, director of planning and construction for Ascension Parish schools, told board members at a special meeting Tuesday, CSRS was recommended by a selection... more »
  • Ascension & Livingston Parish waterways to reopen at midnight

    September 9, 2016 11:52 AM

    ASCENSION – Ascension Parish and Livingston parish officials announced that all waterways will be reopened to boats on Friday at midnight. The waterways have been closed since last month's historic flooding. The waterways will be reopen to recreational and commercial boat traffic. The Louisiana Department of Wildlife and... more »
  • Ascension Parish waives permit fees for flood damage repairs

    August 29, 2016 4:59 PM

    GONZALES – Ascension Parish President Kenny Matassa announced that parish residents and business owners who are repairing damage from the flood will not be charged for a permit. "If you've had flood damage and you have work to do that does require a permit, there will be no charge... more »
  • Heavy traffic delays in Ascension expected through next week

    August 26, 2016 12:11 PM

    DUTCHTOWN – Parish officials warn that drivers in Ascension Parish should expect heavy traffic delays starting Monday until further notice on La. 73 near the Dutchtown area. Officials say students for St. Amant High School and Dutchtown High School will be attending classes at Dutchtown High due to last... more »
  • Debris drop off for Ascension residents opens at Lamar Dixon Expo Center

    August 25, 2016 1:46 PM

    ASCENSION – A public drop off point for debris removal for Ascension Parish residents has been established at the Lamar Dixon Expo Center in Gonzales. Residents are asked to enter through the back gates of the center off of Ashland Road. The drop off point is located in the... more »
  • Ascension Schools release temporary education plan

    August 23, 2016 9:06 PM

    The Ascension Public Schools Temporary Education Plan for Impact Schools is now available online . The website includes a graphic outlining the temporary placements for students in the parish, and also includes important messages regarding transportation, counseling, school uniforms and other important information. You can also view more... more »
  • Ascension residents seek assistance at FEMA disaster center Play Video

    August 23, 2016 7:59 PM

    ASCENSION – On Tuesday, people lined up at FEMA disaster centers in Ascension Parish seeking help following last week's flood. Residents showed up early at the Lamar Dixon Expo Center to register with FEMA and learn about the availability of recovery and housing assistance. "I thought there would... more »
  • Some Ascension Parish students to return to school on Wednesday

    August 22, 2016 6:17 PM

    DONALDSONVILLE - Ascension Public Schools are set to reopen in two phases as the surrounding community continues to recover from catastrophic flooding. All APS employees are to report to work on Wednesday, Aug. 24. Students attending schools in Donaldsonville will also return on that day. All other students in... more »
  • Crews begin cutting road to relieve flooding Play Video

    August 22, 2016 5:26 PM

    PRAIRIEVILLE- Crews cut a 40-foot section of Alligator Bayou Road Tuesday, in an effort to relieve rising water in the Spanish Lake Basin area. Earlier this week, pumps were set up and working at the Ascension and Iberville Parish line to try and drain the basin to give residents... more »
  • Debris removal coming soon to Ascension Parish Play Video

    August 21, 2016 10:50 PM

    GONZALES – Inside homes across Ascension Parish, materials and memories are being ripped from walls and thrown into the street. “It’s just like a nightmare that won’t end, can’t wake up from,” Brandon Settoon said. “It’s everything we had and bought over the last 25 years is gone.” ... more »
  • When will schools reopen? - Updated closure list

    August 19, 2016 6:57 PM

    BATON ROUGE – As Baton Rouge area communities begin to rebuild and recover, public schools are set to reopen in most parishes next week. The following schools are scheduled to open on these days: Parish Reopen Date ... more »
  • Cox teams work to restore outages in Livingston, Ascension and EBR

    August 19, 2016 6:21 PM

    BATON ROUGE – Cox Communications teams will continue to work in Livingston, Ascension and East Baton Rouge areas to repair outages to those who have been impacted by the recent flooding. The company says that customers in Livingston Parish should see services restored in some non-flooded areas as soon as... more »
  • Historic flooding of South Louisiana - Wednesday Recap

    August 17, 2016 10:27 PM

    BATON ROUGE – At least thirteen people are dead and thousands of homes were damaged after heavy rains brought historic flooding to south Louisiana this weekend. Here is what we know: Louisiana Flood Death Toll rises to 13 State officials confirmed Wednesday that the toll from the recent... more »
  • Curfew for Ascension Parish lifted for residents

    August 17, 2016 12:27 PM

    ASCENSION – The curfew for Ascension Parish has been lifted for residents, according to the Ascension Parish Sheriff's Office. The curfew was originally put in place from dusk until dawn, but did not include in the west side of Ascension Parish. According to the Ascension Parish Sheriff's Office, the curfew... more »
  • APSO investigating a double-murder suicide in Prairieville

    August 15, 2016 1:29 PM

    ASCENSION – Ascension Parish Sheriff's Office is investigating a double-murder suicide that occurred on Sunday around 1 p.m. Deputies responded to a home on Oak Trace Road in Prairieville in reference to a neighbor hearing a gunshot that came from inside the home. 37-year-old Shawn Millet, is believed to have... more »
  • Four branches of Capital One open on Monday after severe weather

    August 15, 2016 12:01 PM

    BATON ROUGE – Capital One announced that four branches in East Baton Rouge and Ascension parish will be open on Monday for customers in the flooding region. The following branches are open on Monday: Baton Rouge Main Office , 301 Main St., Baton Rouge Burbank Drive-Up , 9817... more »
  • Kenny Matassa addresses bribery allegations at council meeting Play Video

    August 4, 2016 11:34 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Ascension Parish Presidnet Kenny Matassa addressed the media for the first time since bribery allegations surfaced. "I've got nothing to say," Matassa told people at a council meeting Thursday. "I'm doing my job and I'm going to continue doing my job." At the meeting, Matassa began answering... more »
  • Pickup and semi collision slowed I-10 Monday

    August 1, 2016 12:20 PM

    PRAIRIEVILLE - Eastbound delays on I-10 stretched back into East Baton Rouge following a two-vehicle crash in Ascension Parish just before lunch Monday. A pickup and semi appear to have side-swiped, sending the pickup into the tree line along I-10 just east of Highway 73. Emergency crews closed one... more »
  • 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 »

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