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  • Deputies looking for Donaldsonville iPod bandit

    November 26, 2014 1:43 PM

    DONALDSONVILLE - Sheriff's deputies in Ascension Parish are looking for information on a man accused of stealing several iPods from a Donaldsonville department store last month. Deputies said the man was captured on security cameras as he entered the Donaldsonville Wal-Mart shortly after it opened on a morning in... more »
  • Donaldsonville man arrested on multiple drug charges

    October 23, 2014 2:44 PM

    DONALDSONVILLE- A man who narcotics detectives in Ascension Parish have been able to buy marijuana and cocaine from over the past four months, is now behind bars. Just before midnight Wednesday, detectives searched the Donaldsonville home of Romel Julien and found a large quantity of cocaine, marijuana, heroin, and... more »
  • Ascension Parish plans water fix Play Video

    October 8, 2014 5:51 PM

    DONALDSONVILLE - Ascension Parish is working to improve the water safety of their system that feeds water to people in rural areas on the westside of the parish. The system isn't holding a high enough amount of chlorine to eradicate any possible brain-eating amoebas, even though the deadly amoeba... more »
  • Accused cocaine distributor arrested in Donaldsonville

    October 1, 2014 2:34 PM

    DONALDSONVILLE - Narcotics agents in Ascension Parish said they arrested an accused cocaine distributor last week after a three-month investigation. Officials said they arrested Warren Henry, 56, after he reportedly sold the drug to undercover agents on Sept. 26. Agents from the APSO Narcotics Division searched Henry's home... more »
  • Man wanted for gun theft at hardware store

    September 27, 2014 2:49 PM

    PAINCOURTVILLE - A warrant is out for a man responsible for stealing guns at a hardware store Friday. Deputies say Kez Quintel Gipson, 20, stole guns at Sagona's True Value Hardware store on the 6100 block of LA hwy 1 in Paincourtville. Detectives ask anyone with information to... more »
  • Donaldsonville man arrested for rape of 14-year-old

    September 27, 2014 2:09 PM

    ASCENSION - A man, who is registered as a sex offender, is arrested for allegedly raping a 14-year-old Saturday morning. Police arrested Albert Fleming, 30, from Donaldsonville. Witnesses reported to deputies they saw Fleming have sex with the 14-year-old who was staying over at the house. Investigators later... more »
  • Murdered teen honored with football jersey Play Video

    September 19, 2014 11:01 PM

    DONALDSONVILLE - A community remembered 15-year-old Brandon Augusta under the Friday night lights this week. Augusta was murdered; his body was found beaten to death behind a levee a month ago. He had been missing for a week. Law enforcement is still searching for the killer. Donaldsonville High... more »
  • Sheriff's office interviewing persons of interest in teen's murder Play Video

    August 22, 2014 9:50 PM

    DONALDSONVILLE - The sheriff's office says they've been interviewing persons of interest and have not ruled out any of the people interviewed related to the murder of a teenager last week. "My son did not deserve what happened to him, he was only 15 years old," said the victim,... more »
  • Vigil tonight for murdered Donaldsonville teen Play Video

    August 22, 2014 7:49 AM

    DONALDSONVILLE - Family and friends of a murdered Ascension Parish teen will hold a candlelight prayer vigil in his memory tonight in Donaldsonville. The body of Brandon Augusta, 15, was found behind a levee last week. His body was beaten and decomposed so badly, investigators had to use dental... more »
  • Emotional mother pleads for help solving son's murder Play Video

    August 18, 2014 9:52 PM

    DONALDSONVILLE - A mother in Ascension Parish asked a mysterious killer how they can live with themselves after killing her 15-year-old. Katrina Augusta's son, Brandon, was found behind a levee in Ascension Parish last week. He was beaten so badly, investigators had to use dental records to identify him.... more »
  • Deputies could ID body by Monday

    August 15, 2014 9:27 PM

    DONALDSONVILLE- Sheriff's deputies could be able to identify a body, found near the Mississippi River, Monday. The sheriff's office has said it could not positively ID the young man who was discovered Thursday because he was beaten so badly. The body was found behind the levee and near the... more »
  • Donaldsonville mother says body found is her son Play Video

    August 15, 2014 4:25 PM

    DONALDSONVILLE - A Donaldsonville mother hadn't seen her 15-year-old son since last weekend and doesn't believe she'll see him alive again after sheriff's deputies found a body Thursday. Deputies found a badly beaten African American teen dead along the Mississippi River in Donaldsonville. Investigators are waiting on a dental... more »
  • Young man's body found badly beaten could be ID'd today Play Video

    August 14, 2014 3:24 PM

    DONALDSONVILLE - Sheriff Jeff Wiley told News 2 Thursday that a body found on an Ascension Parish levee was too badly beaten for them to make a quick identification. Deputies found the body of a young black male on the levee near Donaldsonville Thursday afternoon. Wiley said the body... more »
  • Deputies search for missing Donaldsonville teen

    August 12, 2014 11:42 AM

    DONALDSONVILLE - Sheriff's deputies in Ascension Parish are actively searching for a teen who went missing from his residence in Donaldsonville. Deputies said 15-year-old Brandon Augusta was last seen getting into a gray car around 1 p.m. on Aug. 11. He is described as 6'0" tall with brown... more »
  • Families frustrated over fence surrounding graves Play Video

    August 6, 2014 10:50 PM

    DONALDSONVILLE - A fence, surrounding part of a graveyard, is at the center of a controversy that is headed to court in Ascension Parish. Donaldsonville resident Gary Crochet bought land behind his house from the city, which includes ten grave sites. Crochet purchased it because he was afraid the... more »
  • APSO: Convicted felon arrested on drug charges

    August 6, 2014 2:52 PM

    DONALDSONVILLE - Sheriff's deputies in Ascension Parish said they arrested a convicted felon on drug charges in Donaldsonville Tuesday night. Detectives arrested Gregory Sharat, 33, after they searched his home on W. Hwy 18 and located pills, marijuana and a large quantity of cocaine. Detectives said they also seized... more »
  • Deputies: Child heard shots that killed mother Play Video

    July 21, 2014 9:56 PM

    DONALDSONVILLE - A six-year-old spent Monday night with family members after deputies said her father shot and killed her mother while the child was inside their home in Ascension Parish. Hours before the child was given to relatives, detectives found Shella "Shay" Howard shot to death in her bathroom.... more »
  • Man accused of shooting, killing wife

    July 21, 2014 3:43 PM

    DONALDSONVILLE - Sheriff's deputies arrested a Donaldsonville man after they said he shot and killed his wife Monday. Deputies accused Jaris Howard, 31, of second-degree murder in the death of 27-year-old Shella Howard. Investigators said they were called to the couple's home on Maginnis Street where they found... more »
  • Donaldsonville celebrates Independence Day early Play Video

    July 3, 2014 5:46 PM

    DONALDSONVILLE - Donaldsonville celebrated the Fourth of July a day early to beat competition from bigger cities and allow people to spend Friday with family. Recently, residents have been working to blend their historic district with new renovations in an effort to bring more business to the area. ... more »
  • Last of 3 wanted murder suspects turns himself in

    June 19, 2014 11:55 AM

    DONALDSONVILLE - The last of three suspects wanted in connection with the homicide of Adoriji Wilson turned himself into Ascension Parish Sheriff's detectives late Wednesday evening, according to Chief Deputy Tony Bacala. Michael "Ma-man" LeBlanc, 32, of Donaldsonville was considered armed and dangerous due to his extensive criminal history... more »
  • Two arrested, one at large in murder investigation

    June 11, 2014 3:43 PM

    DONALDSONVILLE - Sheriff's deputies arrested two people Wednesday and said they're searching for a third in connection with a deadly shooting from last week in Ascension Parish. Chief Tony Bacala said deputies charged Marishell "Kool-aid" Ealem, 28, and Charles "Stubby" Broom, 48, in connection with the June 2 murder... more »
  • 2 arrested for murder in Donaldsonville

    June 11, 2014 2:46 PM

    DONALDSONVILLE- Detectives with the Ascension Parish Sheriff's Office have arrested two men in connection with the murder of Quincy Nicholas in Donaldsonville. Nicholas was found shot to death in front of his home in December of last year. Sylvester Leblanc, 20, and Barry Diggs, 57, were both charged... more »
  • Family accused of running $100,000+ Medicaid scam Play Video

    June 4, 2014 10:37 PM

    DONALDSONVILLE - Authorities arrested eight people accused in a Medicaid scam that swindled the state out of more than $100,000. Latesha Taylor, 33, and her mother, Martha Taylor, 56, own and operate Majestic Home Care Services in Donaldsonville. The two are accused of running a scheme that included illegal... more »
  • Donaldsonville prepares for Juneteenth Festival

    June 4, 2014 3:10 PM

    DONALDSONVILLE - Officials announced that final preparations are under way for the 18th Annual Juneteenth Music Freedom Festival coming up this weekend. The festival kicks off at 11 a.m. on Sunday June 8 in Louisiana Square on Railroad Ave. and lasts until 7 p.m. Visitors can expect musical... more »
  • 1 dead in late night Donaldsonville shooting

    June 2, 2014 4:52 AM

    DONALDSONVILLE- Authorities with the Ascension Parish Sheriff's Office are asking for your help in solving a murder. It happened just before midnight Sunday in the 900 block of Elizabeth Street in Donaldsonville. Deputies say 37 year-old Adoriji Wilson was on his porch with others, when the suspect walked... more »
  • Sunshine Bridge construction creates problems for drivers Play Video

    April 16, 2014 9:52 PM

    DONALDSONVILLE - Structural repairs to the Sunshine Bridge are creating long commutes and no room for error for drivers. Since February, the bridge has been down to one lane in each direction and with a 13-and-a-half feet height limit. Tuesday, an 18-wheeler clipped the overhead metal barrier, which... more »
  • Residents think dredging is damaging property Play Video

    April 11, 2014 3:08 PM

    DONALDSONVILLE- Eric Weil has owned Cafe Lafourche for decades, but it wasn't until four years ago he started having serious problems with his building, located just feet away from Bayou Lafourche. "They did all the dredging on the upper end here, and they created a problem, not only for... more »
  • Accused steroid-pushing coach bonds out of two jails

    April 3, 2014 9:55 PM

    DONALDSONVILLE- A coach, accused of pushing steroids on at least one high school athlete, bonded out of two jails by Thursday night. Curtis Tsuruda was arrested Tuesday after parents of a Donaldsonville High School athlete reported their son was given steroids. When he talked with deputies, Tsuruda confessed to... more »
  • Deputies: coach wanted to win, pushed steroid use Play Video

    April 1, 2014 10:33 PM

    DONALDSONVILLE - Investigators believe a coach's hunger to win drove him to give his high school student athlete steroids. Tuesday, Ascension Parish Sheriff's Office Chief Deputy Tony Bacala said what happened at Donaldsonville High is no joke. Aphysical education teacher was arrested for distributing steroids to a student. ... more »
  • Donaldsonville High teacher arrested for steroids Play Video

    April 1, 2014 2:40 PM

    DONALDSONVILLE- A teacher and coach at Donaldsonville High School has been arrested for giving steroids to a student athlete. Curtis Tsuruda served as a strength and conditioning coach at the school since August of 2013. Detectives say Tsuruda had given the student athlete steroids after he led the... 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 »
  • Killer wanted in Donaldsonville slaying

    December 22, 2013 2:49 PM

    DONALDSONVILLE - Deputies in Ascension Parish are looking for a killer after a man was murdered. Detectives are looking into what triggered the murder of 34-year-old Quincy Nicholas. It happened Sunday morning on First Street. Anyone with information regarding this homicide is urged to contact the Ascension... more »
  • Ascension board rejects charter school application

    December 4, 2013 8:57 AM

    DONALDSONVILLE- The Ascension Parish School Board has denied an application for a charter school by Dumaka Moultrie, of Atlanta, following the recommendation of its consultant, Kimberly Williams, of New Millennium Education. Williams said the proposed school, Life Preparatory Academy, had no board and the Atlanta group's application was weak on... more »
  • Group removes bid for charter school in Ascension

    December 3, 2013 7:11 AM

    DONALDSONVILLE- The Ascension Parish School Board learned over the weekend that the organizers of a potential charter school have withdrawn their application for now, leaving only one applicant to make a presentation before the board. The news came before a public hearing on charter school applications set for Tuesday at... more »
  • Raid nets crack, several arrests Play Video

    November 27, 2013 12:11 PM

    DONALDSONVILLE - Ascension Parish Sheriff's deputies arrested four people and seized thousands of dollars worth of crack cocaine during two early morning raids. Deputies found 2.5 ounces of crack at Robert Bennett's home, about $5,000 worth of drugs, after they say he flushed the evidence down the toilet. Deputies... more »
  • Fire station to be named after volunteer who died at plant

    September 4, 2013 10:49 PM

    DONALDSONVILLE- Next week, a fire station here will be renamed to honor a volunteer firefighter who was killed in an explosion at a plant earlier this summer. Rocky Morris died when a pipe ruptured at C.F. Industries. He worked at the plant and also fought fires through the McCall... more »
  • Students challenged to replace bullying with kindness Play Video

    August 26, 2013 5:56 PM

    DONALDSONVILLE- Students at Lowery Middle School were challenged today to create a chain reaction of kindness through "Rachel's Challenge." Rachel Joy Scott was killed in the Columbine Shooting in Littleton, Colorado in 1999. Two masked students, Eric Harris and Dylan Klebold, killed 12 students, one teacher and themselves. Rachel... more »
  • "Can Shaking" for donations getting opposition Play Video

    August 21, 2013 10:28 PM

    DONALDSONVILLE - Leaders in one town want to kick street solicitors off the curb. "I've never been in favor of can shakes," Donaldsonville Councilman Emile Spano. He plans to discuss banning people from soliciting donations on the side of the road at the town's next council meeting. "It's... more »
  • APSO: Six arrested, one wanted in drug operation

    August 13, 2013 11:49 AM

    DONALDSONVILLE - Sheriff's deputies in Ascension Parish said an undercover operation led to them taking several suspected drug dealers and others off the streets of Donaldsonville. Chief Tony Bacala said the investigation started July 25, and led to six drug arrests. Investigators said they're also looking for an seventh... more »
  • Ascension Parish not taking West Bank crime lightly Play Video

    July 24, 2013 11:29 AM

    DONALDSONVILLE- The Ascension Parish Sheriff's Office is stepping up crime fighting efforts following a deadly shooting last week and an uptick in crime stats over the last few months. Deputies arrested several individuals last week, after an apparent innocent bystander was shot and killed following a fight. Now... more »
  • Donaldsonville family remembers slain 6-year old Play Video

    July 19, 2013 5:45 PM

    DONALDSONVILLE- Family members of the slain 6-year old spent the day reminiscing about their loved one, just days before her funeral. Ahlittia North was abducted from her biological mother's home in Harvey, near New Orleans, over the weekend and found days later, beaten and stabbed, her body hidden in... more »
  • Funeral for slain girl Monday in Donaldsonville

    July 19, 2013 10:48 AM

    DONALDSONVILLE - The funeral for a slain 6-year-old whose body was found in a trash can is scheduled for Monday in Donaldsonville. Police found the Ahlittia North stabbed to death in Harvey, where she was living with her mother. Investigators arrested Matthew Flugence in connection with the killing. ... more »
  • Four more arrests in teen's shooting death

    July 18, 2013 4:05 PM

    DONALDSONVILLE - Sheriff's deputies arrested four more people in connection with the shooting death of a 19-year-old this past weekend. Deputies said late Wednesday evening they arrested 19-year-old Andre Dunn of Donaldsonville, 19-year-old Chandon "Tonka" Nelson of St. James, and two juveniles. All face charges of being principal to... more »
  • Four arrested in teen shooting death

    July 17, 2013 10:21 AM

    DONALDSONVILLE - Sheriff's deputies arrested four men they said were involved in the shooting of a Donaldsonville teen killed last week, and said more arrests could be coming. Investigators arrested Jakil Jones, 21; Max Batiste, 22; Trevel Dunn, 20, and Saquan Sullivan, 17, late Tuesday night. They charged Jones... more »
  • Donaldsonville shooting victim taken off life support

    July 16, 2013 9:01 AM

    DONALDSONVILLE - Officials in Ascension Parish say a teenager shot in the head over the weekend has been taken off life support. 19-year-old Brisecon Jasmine was injured Sunday after a fight broke out at the Dville Village apartment complex. Neighbors believe Jasmine was a bystander during the incident... more »
  • Teen fighting for life after Donaldsonville shooting Play Video

    July 15, 2013 6:18 PM

    DONALDSONVILLE - Ascension Parish Deputies are searching for a gunman after investigators found Bryston Jasmine, 19, shot in the head. Deputies initially responded to the D'ville Village apartments after a call about a fight, but found nothing when they arrived. A short time later, deputies were called again, when... more »
  • Sites of 2 deadly plant explosions remain closed

    July 1, 2013 2:39 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Several weeks after deadly explosions at two southeast Louisiana chemical plants, one remains closed and the other is partly closed. Officials say it could be months before federal investigators determine what caused the fatal blasts that killed three workers and sent nearly 100 others to area hospitals... more »
  • Plant worker remembered for loyalty, helping others Play Video

    June 18, 2013 10:36 PM

    DONALDSONVILLE - A man killed in a chemical plant accident last week, will live on, in the form of life-saving technology. Ronald "Rocky" Morris died Friday evening at CF Industries, when a pipe carrying nitrogen, ruptured. He'd been at the job for over three decades, as part of the... more »
  • 2 remain hospitalized after explosions

    June 16, 2013 5:20 PM

    DONALDSONVILLE, La. - Federal investigators are at two chemical plants that were the sites of fatal explosions last week, and two people remain hospitalized. CF Industries spokeswoman Blythe Lamonica says a team from the Occupational Safety and Health Administration was at the plant Sunday. She says one employee remains hospitalized... more »
  • Man killed in 2nd plant explosion in Ascension Parish Play Video

    June 14, 2013 11:06 PM

    DONALDSONVILLE - One person was killed in a second explosion in as many days at a chemical plant in Ascension Parish. State Police said Ronald "Rocky" Morris, 55, of Belle Rose, was killed in the blast at CF Industries in Donaldsonville. Seven other were injured and taken to hospitals... more »
  • Donaldsonville gets a new logo

    May 18, 2013 10:39 AM

    DONALDSONVILLE, La. - The new logo for the city of Donaldsonville features images that represent its past and hopes for its future. The Advocate reports the logo was developed under the auspices of the nonprofit Louisiana Development Ready Cities as part of a wider marketing effort for the Ascension Parish... more »
  • Man accused of armed robbery in Donaldsonville

    May 7, 2013 2:22 PM

    DONALDSONVILLE - Authorities in Ascension Parish arrested a Donaldsonville man on suspicion of armed robbery. Deputies said 18-year-old Casey Harris robbed a man of $15 at gunpoint on Monday. When deputies arrived Harris took off on foot, but was later caught. Deputies said they also found on Harris... more »
  • APSO: Two arrested in vehicle theft, burglaries

    April 29, 2013 5:26 PM

    DONALDSONVILLE - Sheriff's deputies arrested two people after investigators said they stole a vehicle from an Ascension Parish church parking lot, then abandoned it. Chief Deputy Tony Bacala with the parish sheriff's office said investigators in St. James Parish arrested Erick Byington, 32, and Ashley Nicole Lee, 23, both... more »
  • Deputies searching for missing mechanic

    April 11, 2013 10:38 AM

    DONALDSONVILLE - Investigators asked for the public's help finding a missing Donaldsonville man who disappeared while working on someone's car. Sheriff's deputies said Edgar Cedotal, 45, was last seen by family members at a store in Assumption Parish on Feb. 14, and a family member spoke to him on... more »
  • Two arrested after large fight, shooting

    April 1, 2013 3:45 PM

    DONALDSONVILLE - Sheriff's deputies arrested two people they said were involved in a large fight and shooting recently in Donaldsonville. Investigators accused Charles Ealem, 43, of attempted second-degree murder after they said he shot someone during the fight on March 28. Deputies said the victim remains in the hospital.... more »
  • Donaldsonville shedding light on history Play Video

    March 28, 2013 6:14 PM

    DONALDSONVILLE - A piece of history along Donaldsonville's Mississippi river front is getting a face-lift. Crescent Park, and the area around the park, will be updated with a new pavilion, a paved plaza, park lighting, trees and a dominant gateway, leading people to downtown. The city will use $780,000... more »
  • Donaldsonville approves funding for riverfront

    March 28, 2013 7:50 AM

    DONALDSONVILLE - Council members have approved two line-item issues for next year's budget, both aimed at improving the city's image. One item will bring $780,000 in state funding to the city for use with its plan to renovate Donaldsonville's Mississippi riverfront. Mayor Leroy Sullivan Sr. said the funds were originally... more »
  • Waterway dyed red for DEQ pollutant test

    March 19, 2013 1:09 PM

    DONALDSONVILLE - State environmental officials are seeing red today at Bayou Lafourche, and lots of it. The Department of Environmental Quality put harmless red dye into the waterway to test how long it would take an actual pollutant to travel to local water pumps. The data will help... more »
  • Man arrested for domestic abuse in Ascension Parish

    February 6, 2013 11:03 AM

    DONALDSONVILLE - Deputies arrested a man accused of forcing his way into his girlfriend's home in Ascension Parish, then attacking her. Deputies say Romel Julien, of Donaldsonvillecaused another disturbance with his girlfriend at a store in Donaldsonville. A short time later, deputies located Julien at a home where he... more »
  • Fix on the way for raw sewage problem in Donaldsonville Play Video

    January 23, 2013 5:16 PM

    DONALDSONVILLE- Residents in Ascension Parish are about to get some relief from a raw sewage problem. For at least six years sewage has spewed into drainage culverts behind the Savoia Subdivision on Gardenia Drive. According to Mayor Leroy Sullivan it happens when the pump runs for an extended period... more »
  • Powerball drawing allows Donaldsonville residents to cash in Play Video

    January 23, 2013 5:16 PM

    DONALDSONVILLE - When your store has been around for almost 70 years, you'll see a lot people buy lottery tickets. Such is the case for Michel Bellina, owner of Bellina's Grocery in Donaldsonville. "They said, 'I'm the next winner.' They joke about it a lot, and that's what... more »
  • Donaldsonville employees get pay raise

    January 11, 2013 6:54 AM

    DONALDSONVILLE - Full-time Donaldsonville city employees are getting their first pay raise in five years. City officials said workers will receive a 3.5 percent across-the-board raise, with the remaining pay boosts awarded based on merit at Mayor Leroy Sullivan Sr.'s discretion. Funding for the $74,530 in raises will... more »
  • Ascension Parish council asks DOTD for floodwalls

    October 4, 2012 4:58 PM

    DONALDSONVILLE- Ascension Parish Council is asking the Louisiana Department of Transportation for money to build floodwalls. Parish leaders say after heavy rains, Bayou Lafourche can spill more than 1 ft of water onto Highway 308 and LA1 in Donaldsonville. A similar project was completed by DOTD in Lafourche... more »
  • Deputies: Woman lied about shooting daughter

    October 1, 2012 4:22 PM

    DONALDSONVILLE - Ascension Parish Sheriff's deputies arrested a Donaldsonville couple after their 8-year-old girl was shot in the chest, and they said the mother tried to cover up what happened. Deputies arrested Jennifer Mitchell, 31, and her husband Henry Mitchell Sr., 46, after an investigation into the shooting this... more »
  • Donaldsonville approves employee raises

    September 28, 2012 10:10 AM

    DONALDSONVILLE - The Donaldsonville City Council has approved a plan that would give municipal employees a pay raise for the first time in five years. However, councilmen altered a proposed plan by the city administration to do so, choosing a merit-based system rather than an across-the-board increase. Finance... more »
  • Ascension shelters opening Tuesday morning

    August 27, 2012 5:15 PM

    GONZALES - Emergency officials in Ascension Parish announced evacuation shelters would open tomorrow morning for people in the parish. Director Rick Webre of the parish Office of Homeland Security and Emergency Preparedness said the shelters at Donaldsonville High School and Dutchtown High School will open at 5 a.m. Tuesday.... more »
  • Students excited for West Side Magnet Program Play Video

    June 21, 2012 5:50 PM

    DONALDSONVILLE- Students in Ascension Parish now know if they'll be a part of the new West Side Magnet Program. The program takes high achieving students and gives them more rigorous classwork and a laptop or iPad to help them with their studies. "The thing I'm probably looking more... more »
  • Ascension chief urges animal control funding

    May 7, 2012 8:42 AM

    DONALDSONVILLE- Ascension Parish President Tommy Martinez says he believes the parish needs to look at setting up a dedicated funding mechanism to pay for parish animal control. The Advocate reports the current user fee structure, coupled with flat fees the municipalities pay for parish services, generates about $140,000 per year.... more »
  • Donaldsonville voters to consider 2 tax proposals

    April 16, 2012 7:18 AM

    DONALDSONVILLE - Donaldsonville voters will be asked April 21 to approve a new half-cent sales tax dedicated to infrastructure and continue an expired 5-mill, 10-year property tax for firefighting equipment and facilities. City officials say the sales tax is expected to generate $450,000 per year and initially could be used... more »
  • Donaldsonville council to redraw districts

    March 1, 2012 7:11 AM

    DONALDSONVILLE - City council members have approved a proposal to redraw council district lines, setting the stage for a vote on the matter late this month. The council has worked during the last month to redraw district lines according to the latest U.S. Census Bureau data, as required each decade.... more »
  • 3 arrested for burglaries in Donaldsonville

    February 3, 2012 2:27 PM

    Authorities in Ascension Parish have made a number of arrests, following a 2 week investigation into a rash of burglaries in Donaldsonville. Marcus Ester, Fredrico Turner and Andre Dunn were arrested for a number of car burglaries in the area of Crescent Place Drive, Reynaud Drive, Ashland Drive, McManor... more »
  • Ascension schools get facelift after $100 million bond Play Video

    January 18, 2012 5:33 PM

    GONZALES- Big changes are in the works for several schools in Ascension parish, thanks to a multi-million dollar bond the school board received in 2009. Sophomore Kaitlyn Cayette tells News 2 the changes around campus have made quite an impression. "I'm glad they've renovated the bathrooms because the... more »
  • Big changes for Ascension Parish announced at inauguration ceremony Play Video

    January 2, 2012 3:54 PM

    DONALDSONVILLE - Big changes are coming to Ascension Parish this year. Parish President Tommy Martinez and 11 Parish Council Members were sworn in this morning to begin new terms serving the people. Martinez described the widening of roads in the parish as an urgent priority. "What DOTD... more »
  • Inauguration set for Ascension officials

    January 1, 2012 10:26 AM

    DONALDSONVILLE, La. - Inauguration ceremonies will be held Monday for officials in Ascension Parish. Tommy Martinez will be sworn in for a fourth term as parish president and members of the Parish Council also will take the oath of office. The ceremonies will take place at 10 a.m. at the... more »
  • Future for 30 pit bulls in question Play Video

    November 23, 2011 5:20 PM

    GONZALES - The fate of 30 pit bulls, including a handful of weeks-old puppies, is in question after deputies believe they busted a Donaldsonville dog-fighting ring. The dogs are currently housed at the Ascension Parish Animal Shelter. If the owner does not claim them within 15 days, they become... more »
  • Donaldsonville man shot, killed in his apartment

    November 11, 2011 2:04 PM

    DONALDSONVILLE - Sheriff's deputies reported a Donaldsonville man was found shot to death last night at his apartment. Ascension Parish Sheriff Jeff Wiley said deputies responded to a report of shots fired around midnight at 305 West 4th Street. There they found Phillip Allen, 38, shot to death in... more »
  • Former ATC commissioner running for sheriff

    September 8, 2011 10:18 AM

    DONALDSONVILLE - Murphy Painter, the former Alcohol and Tobacco Control commissioner who resigned during an investigation into alleged abuse of his powers, qualified to run for sheriff of Ascension Parish today. Painter would take on the incumbent sheriff, Jeff Wiley, as well as Louis Boudreaux of Donaldsonville. The... more »
  • No charges against Ascension Parish Planning Commissioners

    August 4, 2011 5:47 PM

    DONALDSONVILLE - Ascension Parish District Attorney Ricky Babin says there will be no charges filed against two members of the Parish Planning Commission accused of abusing their positions. Houmas House Plantation owner Kevin Kelly says commissioners Daniel Saterlee and Milton Clouatre, Jr., asked him to back a parish zoning... more »
  • Ascension Parish fugitive sought

    August 4, 2011 2:47 PM

    DONALDSONVILLE - Ascension Parish authorities are searching for a dangerous fugitive in connection with two shootings that occurred in the City of Donaldsonville. Deputies are looking for Larry Earl Miles, 22, of 924 Elizabeth Street in Donaldsonville. The shootings occurred the night of July 3rd in the... more »
  • Cash reward offered in death investigation

    August 4, 2011 2:35 PM

    DONALDSONVILLE - Sheriff's deputies are asking the public to help them in their investigation of a 92-year-old man's death on Good Friday. Authorities say on April 22 Versie Dunn was found unresponsive in the driveway of his home on West Third Street in Donaldsonville. Chief Deputy Tony Bacala with... more »
  • 2nd man's body found in Mississippi River

    July 25, 2011 5:14 PM

    DONALDSONVILLE - The Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries says search crews have found the body of a 27-year-old Livingston man whose uncle's body was found a day earlier in the Mississippi River near Donaldsonville. Spokesman Adam Einck says the body of Joshua Peters was pulled from the water... more »
  • 2nd man's body found in Mississippi River

    July 25, 2011 10:17 AM

    DONALDSONVILLE - The Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries says search crews have found the body of a 27-year-old Livingston man whose uncle's body was found a day earlier in the Mississippi River near Donaldsonville. Spokesman Adam Einck says the body of Joshua Peters was pulled from the water... more »
  • Arrest made in deadly shooting in Donaldsonville

    July 7, 2011 2:19 PM

    DONALDSONVILLE - A man accused of murder in Donaldsonville is now behind bars. Ascension Parish deputies say Jeremy James Washington shot and killed Walter Morris Junior, Wednesday night around 9 p.m. When deputies arrived at the scene of the murder, they disarmed Washington and took him into custody.... more »
  • Fireworks on for Donaldsonville

    June 17, 2011 5:05 PM

    DONALDSONVILLE- A possible firework ban is raising questions about the annual July 3rd firework display on the levee in Donaldsonville, but Chuck Montero, the Fire Chief for the city, says the show will go on. "Even though there's a burn ban in effect and that might prohibit personal firework... more »

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