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  • 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 »
  • Donaldsonville Primary to keep location after vote

    August 18, 2015 7:55 PM

    DONALDSONVILLE - A 5-5 tie vote Tuesday night by Ascension Parish School Board members means Donaldsonville Primary will stay open at its current location rather than move further away from a nearby industrial site. The board voted for a second time on a proposal to relocate the school to... more »
  • 7 arrested in narcotics raid at Donaldsonville barber shop

    August 7, 2015 1:02 PM

    DONALDSONVILLE - Sheriff's deputies in Ascension Parish reported the arrest of seven individuals during a narcotics raid at a Donaldsonville barber shop Wednesday. Deputies say urgency was added to the investigation when it was learned that the individuals were engaging in illegal drug activity at the business with a... more »
  • Arrest made in Donaldsonville double murder

    August 7, 2015 12:54 PM

    DONALDSONVILLE - Ascension Parish Sheriff Jeff Wiley said after months of investigating, detectives charged a New Orleans man in connection with a double murder this past January in Donaldsonville. Detectives arrested 26-year-old Quinton Jackson Wednesday with the help of New Orleans and federal authorities. The sheriff's office charged Jackson... more »
  • Repeat drug offender roundup leads to 10 arrests

    August 6, 2015 1:08 PM

    GONZALES - An undercover narcotics operation by sheriff's deputies in Ascension Parish over the past two months turned up 10 arrests of repeat drug offenders on both sides of the Mississippi River. With months of investigation wrapping up, deputies moved to make their arrests this week, executing the roundup... 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 »
  • Donaldsonville man arrested in home invasion, shooting

    July 10, 2015 1:12 PM

    DONALDSONVILLE- Ascension Parish Sheriff's deputies arrested a Donaldsonville man Friday wanted in connection to a home invasion earlier this week. According to APSO, 22-year-old Morris Miles was arrested Friday after deputies received a tip that Miles was at a residence in Donaldsonville shortly before 11 a.m. Miles was... more »
  • Donaldsonville man wanted in home invasion, shooting

    July 9, 2015 4:29 PM

    GEISMAR - Sheriff's deputies in Ascension Parish are looking for a Donaldsonville man wanted in connection with a home invasion and kidnapping earlier this week. Deputies say they were dispatched to a residence on Anderson Road in Geismar where there were reports of multiple shots fired. Investigators identified 22-year-old... more »
  • Man killed after running into big rig

    June 26, 2015 5:03 PM

    DONALDSONVILLE - Louisiana State Police said a Donaldsonville man died after running into the back of an 18-wheeler in Ascension Parish Friday morning. Troopers said 30-year-old Oscar Bennett III died in the wreck on LA 3089 north of LA 70 just before 11 a.m. They said he was not... more »
  • Third man charged in fairgrounds shooting

    June 24, 2015 10:40 PM

    BATON ROUGE- A man suspected of shooting another man during a planned drug deal is behind bars. Detetives caught Ronald T. Lockett, 19, Jr in Ascension Parish and booked him as a fugitive from East Baton Rouge Sheriff's Office. He will return to EBR and booked for second-degree murder... more »
  • Donaldsonville woman admits stealing social security numbers

    June 24, 2015 12:03 PM

    BATON ROUGE - A former employee of the Ascension Parish Health Unit has pleaded guilty to stealing more than 400 Social Security numbers from an internal database and selling them to a Baton Rouge tax return preparer. Federal prosecutors said in a news release that 26-year-old Ta'Sha Thomas, of Donaldsonville,... more »
  • Proposed industrial park near school concerns residents check to see if lock exists for regeneration 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 »
  • Business owner claims dredging project is damaging property check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    May 21, 2015 6:21 PM

    DONALDSONVILLE- A business owner in Ascension Parish claims a dredging project continues to damage his property. Eric Weil claims the land is slipping away from his restaurant that he's owned for decades. Cafe LaFourche runs behind Bayou Lafourche. A project to dredge six miles of the Bayou from Donaldsonville... more »
  • Sunshine Bridge overhaul halfway done check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    May 1, 2015 5:43 PM

    DONALDSONVILLE - The Department of Transportation and Development says it's about halfway done overhauling the Sunshine Bridge, and the bridge should return to four-lanes by early next year. The bridge connects both banks of Ascension Parish, and DOTD estimates that 22,000 vehicles use the bridge daily. Humidity and other... more »
  • 19-year-old killed in crash near Ascension Parish line

    April 25, 2015 3:05 PM

    DONALDSONVILLE - State police are investigating a crash that killed a 19-year-old Luling man on LA 3127 near the Ascension Parish Line Friday. Troopers say 19-year-old Erskine Webster was driving south on LA 3127 when he tried to pass several vehicles in the rain around 5:30 in the afternoon.... more »
  • Cool Schools: Donaldsonville High School

    April 21, 2015 7:57 AM

    DONALDSONVILLE- Jason Williams, a senior at Donaldsonville High School, made a 34 on his ACT. According to Williams' teacher, Antoine Foster, that's the best score in school history. "He's very gifted, he is very capable," said Foster. "He's in my AP physics class and a lot of times he... more »
  • Home where child shot was hit more than a dozen times

    April 1, 2015 10:47 AM

    DONALDSONVILLE - Sheriff's deputies said they believe someone else was the target in a drive-by shooting overnight which sent a 9-year-old Donaldsonville boy to the hospital. Investigators were out Wednesday morning on St. Patrick Street, checking the sizes of the bullet holes in the side of the family's mobile... more »
  • Gonzales man arrested on drug charges

    March 27, 2015 10:20 AM

    DONALDSONVILLE- A man in Donaldsonville was arrested after police seized $6,000 dollars worth of drugs from his house. On Wednesday authorities received a tip that Donald Gaddis, 33, was distributing cocaine. Detectives obtained and executed a search warrant. Police seized cocaine, Oxycodone, marijuana, and suboxon from his house.... 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 advisory rescinded for part of Donaldsonville

    March 12, 2015 2:14 PM

    DONALDSONVILLE - Peoples Water Service Company of Donaldsonville lifted a boil advisory for customers along Hwy 1 South on Thursday afternoon. According to a release from the water service company, sample results collected from the water supply were shown to be safe by the Louisiana Department of Health and... more »
  • Murder suspect surrendered in Ascension Parish

    March 10, 2015 3:50 PM

    DONALDSONVILLE - Hours after releasing his name, a suspected murderer turned himself over to sheriff's deputies Tuesday. Shawn Broom, 26, is accused of killing 21-year-old Michael Stewart. Investigators said Stewart was shot on the front porch of his house on St. Vincent Street around 2:30 p.m. Stewart was rushed... more »
  • Donaldsonville residents upset with water company check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    March 9, 2015 5:23 PM

    DONALDSONVILLE - Some Donaldsonville residents felt left in the dark by a water company after they say they didn't know about a water boil advisory that's still ongoing. Residents say the boil advisory came out of nowhere Sunday. "My dad called and he was at work, and he... more »
  • Boil advisory issued for some in Donaldsonville

    March 9, 2015 10:25 AM

    DONALDSONVILLE - Officials with the Peoples Water Service Company in Donaldsonville issued a boil order Monday for some of their customers after an incident this weekend. A company spokesperson said a contractor broke a main water line Sunday on LA 1 South in Donaldsonville. The water main was repaired... 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 »
  • 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 release video of speeding cars connected to double murder check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    January 26, 2015 10:35 PM

    DONALDSONVILLE - Deputies believe a home surveillance system captured two cars speeding away from a double-murder scene Monday afternoon. Benny Booker, 29, and Chad Nichols, 37, were found dead on Latino Drive around 3:30. Investigators believe the killers drove away in Booker's white, 2007 Dodge Magnum sedan. Video... more »
  • Double murder investigated in Donaldsonville

    January 26, 2015 4:09 PM

    DONALDSONVILLE - Two people were shot dead Monday afternoon in Donaldsonville roughly an hour before an anti-crime rally was scheduled to begin. The shooting happened on Latino Drive off of St. Patrick Street. The sheriff's office identified the victims as Benny Booker, 29, and Chad Nichols, 37. The... more »
  • $1 million+ bonds set for deputy shooting suspects

    January 22, 2015 5:37 PM

    DONALDSONVILLE - A judge set bonds for three people accused in the shooting of Ascension Parish deputy at more than $1 million each. The following bonds were set for the three, who were charged in connection with Wednesday afternoon's shooting: * John McMullen- $1,445,589.00 * Chadwick Schwender- $1,695.589.00... more »
  • Homeowner recalls tense moments when deputy was shot

    January 21, 2015 10:20 PM

    DONALDSONVILLE - A woman helped a deputy in her home after he was shot Tuesday. Deputy James Atkins, a five-year veteran of the Ascension Parish Sheriff's Office, was shot in the hand while pulling over three out-of-towners wanted for shoplifting. When he tried to stop the car, one of... 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 »
  • Three accused of attempted murder in deputy shooting check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    January 21, 2015 2:43 PM

    DONALDSONVILLE - Sheriff's deputies released new information on the three people charged in connection with a shooting where an Ascension deputy was hit in the hand. Deputies charged 27-year-old Chadwick Schwender of Florida, 27-year-old Jennifer McGhee and 35-year-old John Wesley McMullen with more than a dozen crimes, including attempted... more »
  • Career criminal busted after violent attack in Fla., deputy shooting in La. check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    January 20, 2015 11:44 PM

    DONALDSONVILLE - Authorities from central Florida are headed to Ascension Parish where a man wanted for a violent robbery outside Tampa was arrested after a Louisiana sheriff's deputy was shot. John McMullen, 35, was arrested after an hours-long run from the law following the altercation near downtown Donaldsonville Tuesday.... more »
  • Parents sue coach,school over steroids given to child check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    January 20, 2015 9:51 PM

    DONALDSONVILLE - Parents filed a lawsuit against their child's former powerlifting coach and the school system after their 15-year-old was exposed to steroids unknowingly. The parents, whose child was on the Donaldsonville High team last year, claim Curtis Tsuruda knowingly gave their child the steroid Methandienone but disguised the... more »
  • Suspect caught in deputy shooting Play Video

    January 20, 2015 3:17 PM

    DONALDSONVILLE - Ascension Parish Sheriff's deputies apprehended a man involved in the shooting of a deputy earlier Tuesday. A spokesperson for the department said John Wesley McMullen, 35, was taken into custody around 7:30 Tuesday evening. McMullen, who was only identified for most of the afternoon by a photograph... more »
  • Remembering MLK's dream in Ascension Parish check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    January 19, 2015 7:19 AM

    DONALDSONVILLE - There's a special museum in Ascension Parish where Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.'s dream comes alive. This morning on 2une In, News 2's John Pastorek gave you an inside look at the River Road African American Museum with its founder and director, Kathe Hambrick-Jackson. Click on... more »
  • Wild goose chase could help injured bird check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    January 16, 2015 9:55 PM

    DONALDSONVILLE- A goose that's made it's home on Bayou Lafourche is in need of desperate help and one woman is working hard to save it's life. Alice Lewis Dimm, who lives in Donaldsonville, feeds the domestic-hybrid geese every day, but it was just a few weeks ago she noticed... more »
  • 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 check to see if lock exists for regeneration 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 check to see if lock exists for regeneration 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 check to see if lock exists for regeneration 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 check to see if lock exists for regeneration 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 check to see if lock exists for regeneration 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 check to see if lock exists for regeneration 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 check to see if lock exists for regeneration 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 check to see if lock exists for regeneration 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 check to see if lock exists for regeneration 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 check to see if lock exists for regeneration 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 check to see if lock exists for regeneration 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 check to see if lock exists for regeneration 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 check to see if lock exists for regeneration 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 check to see if lock exists for regeneration 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 check to see if lock exists for regeneration 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 »

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