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  • Developer looks to expand industrial park in Ascension

    November 16, 2015 11:24 AM

    GONZALES - A New Roads land developer's plan to expand an Ascension Parish industrial park has hit some approval snags. L.J. Grezaffi is hoping to expand into the 345-acre interior of his Ascension Commerce Center, which has become home to industrial service businesses that line Louisiana Highway 30 and... more »
  • Crowds gather in Gonzales for annual Veterans Day ceremony

    November 11, 2015 12:35 PM

    GONZALES – Crowds gathered in Gonzales Wednesday at the Ascension Veterans Memorial Park to honor our nation’s heroes for Veterans Day The annual Veterans Day ceremony in Gonzales kicked off at 11 a.m. at the park’s amphitheater. This year’s guest speaker was Ascension Parish President Tommy Martinez. Event... more »
  • Small plane crashes near St. Elizabeth hospital in Gonzales Play Video

    November 6, 2015 1:42 PM

    GONZALES - Officials at St. Elizabeth Hospital said a small plane with one man in it crashed into a field next to the medical offices. The man was able to get out of the plane and paramedics took the pilot to Our Lady of the Lake Medical Center in... 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 »
  • Owner of Gonzales bar arrested for operating without permit

    October 7, 2015 5:33 PM

    GONZALES - Alcohol and Tobacco Control agents and Ascension Parish Sheriff’s Office deputies arrested a man accused of operating a bar without a valid state alcohol permit. An ATC agent went to Weber City Bar, located on Weber City Road in Gonzales, after the agency received a complaint concerning... more »
  • Sheriff praises domestic violence victim for fighting back

    October 6, 2015 9:48 PM

    GONZALES - In a news release Tuesday, the sheriff's department praised a woman for protecting herself from an ex-boyfriend. The Ascension Parish Sheriff's Office said the woman was threatened by Jonathan Beaureau, 35, on September 27. The woman said Beaureau left her a disturbing voice mail and ransacked her... more »
  • LSP unit, DOTD vehicle damaged in crash with impaired driver

    September 23, 2015 1:26 PM

    GONZALES - A Louisiana State Police patrol unit was damaged after an impaired driver from Florida crashed into it in the early morning hours of Wednesday. State police said a trooper was investigating a crash on LA 30 at Ashland Road in Gonzales when a Ford F-350 pickup truck,... more »
  • Ascension Hot Air Balloon Festival Play Video

    September 22, 2015 9:04 AM

    BATON ROUGE- People from all over Louisiana will be in Gonzales this weekend for the annual Ascension Balloon Festival. This year's festival will feature more than 30 different hot air balloons from all over the country, including three uniquely shaped balloons. The event will feature live music, delicious southern Louisiana... more »
  • Ascension Parish drivers fear rock attacks Play Video

    September 17, 2015 5:36 PM

    ASCENSION PARISH - Drivers say they fear they could be the next victim in a string of rock attacks. "I'm worried because you never now what's going to happen or who's going to be with me and the most important person is my son, he's only two so I'm... more »
  • Woman pleads guilty to embezzling $25K from furniture store

    September 17, 2015 11:20 AM

    GONZALES - A 40-year-old woman will serve five years of supervised probation and pay restitution after she pleaded guilty to embezzling thousands of dollars from a Gonzales furniture store. Shannon Desira, of St. Amant, will go to a restitution hearing Oct. 13 to determine how much she should pay... more »
  • Area leaders push for passenger rail service Play Video

    September 16, 2015 6:03 PM

    GONZALES - Area leaders met today to show their support for a passenger rail service. It would build stations in Gonzales, Baton Rouge, Kenner and New Orleans. Despite the overwhelming support, leaders have not disclosed how much the system would cost. A March 2014 study estimates the service would... more »
  • Carport fire destroys home, vehicle in Gonzales

    September 16, 2015 5:05 PM

    GONZALES - Firefighters say a carport fire at a house in the 1600 block of South Augusta Street completely destroyed the residence, along with a vehicle in the carport, Saturday morning. City of Gonzales firefighters were dispatched to the scene on Sept. 12 at 6:30 a.m. when the fire... more »
  • New Orleans-to-Baton Rouge commuter railway championed

    September 16, 2015 4:22 PM

    NEW ORLEANS - Parish leaders along the busy industrial corridor between Baton Rouge and New Orleans are championing the idea of creating a railway commuter line to connect the state's two largest cities and economic hubs. Gathering in Gonzales on Wednesday, parish presidents and representatives from seven parishes along the... more »
  • Deputies look for suspects behind rock throwing in Gonzales

    September 16, 2015 12:49 PM

    GONZALES - Sheriff's deputies in Ascension Parish asked for the public's help Wednesday in identifying suspects who were reported to be seen throwing rocks from the side of the road onto Hwy 30 last Friday, damaging several vehicles in the process. Deputies said the rocks were thrown on the... more »
  • Gonzales PD looking for missing man

    September 13, 2015 4:23 PM

    GONZALES, La. - The Gonzales Police Department is asking for the community's assistance in searching for a missing man. Terrance Duplish, 47, was last heard from at 11:30 pm on Friday, after he had received dialysis treatment. Duplush's 2004 Toyota Camry was recovered Saturday night around 9:00 pm.... more »
  • Car chase passenger in custody on drug charges; driver still at large

    September 8, 2015 12:58 PM

    GONZALES - Police said the passenger of a vehicle involved in a car chase last Friday is in custody on drug charges, and they're still searching for the driver. The passenger of the vehicle, Ahmad Johnson, was booked on charges of unauthorized entry of an inhabited dwelling, possession of... more »
  • Deputies arrest Gonzales man accused of cyber stalking

    September 2, 2015 3:08 PM

    GONZALES - Sheriff's deputies in Ascension Parish reported Wednesday morning the arrest of a Gonzales man accused of cyber stalking. 30-year-old Keith Carlin turned himself into authorities shortly before 10 a.m. after a warrant for his arrest was issued by deputies after an investigation revealed that Carlin was sending... more »
  • Man accused of raping guest at his home

    August 28, 2015 11:21 AM

    GONZALES - Sheriff's detectives charged a Gonzales man with rape and sexual battery for an assault which authorities said happened this week. Deputies arrested 56-year-old Carl McKinley after they said he sexually assaulted a woman who was staying with him and his wife. Ascension Parish Sheriff Jeff Wiley... more »
  • 1 arrested after firing shots outside Gonzales restaurant

    August 24, 2015 2:27 PM

    GONZALES - Police reported the arrest of a man accused of firing shots during a fight outside of a Gonzales restaurant Sunday night. Gonzales PD said they responded to reports of shots fired at Quaker Steak and Lube, located a 2706 South Cabela's Parkway, just after 9 p.m. Once... more »
  • 4 arrested in Gonzales for meth distribution, gun charges

    August 20, 2015 3:59 PM

    GONZALES - Sheriff's deputies in Ascension Parish say they have arrested four individuals Wednesday on an assortment of charges including drug distribution and weapons charges. A joint investigation over the course of two months carried out by undercover detectives from the Ascension Parish Sheriff's Office and Louisiana State Police... more »
  • Police say woman 'betrayed' elderly to buy luxury car

    August 19, 2015 11:55 AM

    GONZALES - Police arrested a 23-year-old Gonzales woman after they said she stole an elderly woman's personal information and used it buy a luxury car. Police charged Brelle Ford with one count of bank fraud and one count of felony identity theft. Investigators said Ford used false information... more »
  • Gonzales arson leaves one suspect dead, second suspect clinging to life Play Video

    August 18, 2015 4:28 PM

    GONZALES - Investigators in Ascension Parish say one suspect is dead and another is clinging to life following an act of recent arson that destroyed a Gonzales home. On the night of Friday, Aug. 14, Ascension Parish Sheriff's Office deputies responded to a fire at a residence on Tom... more »
  • Two arrested, three wanted in jewelry store heist

    August 12, 2015 2:01 PM

    GONZALES – Police arrested two men and said three other suspects are at large Wednesday in connection with the armed robbery of a Gonzales jewelry store last month. Louisiana State Police arrested one suspect, 21-year-old Jacquendes Octave of Harvey, early Wednesday morning. Authorities in Georgia also arrested Casey Johnson,... more »
  • Air pollution settlement pays for Ascension Parish solar panels Play Video

    August 5, 2015 6:33 PM

    GONZALES - Energy company NRG spent over $1 million on an Ascension Parish solar project as part of an air pollution settlement. More than 1,000 solar panels were installed at the Lamar-Dixon Expo Complex. The facility houses a number of parish government offices with 150 employees. The solar panels... more »
  • Gonzales FD respond to call from N. Airline Piccadilly

    July 29, 2015 4:02 PM

    GONZALES - City of Gonzales Firefighters responded to a call from the Piccadilly Cafeteria on N. Airline Hwy Tuesday night. Firefighters responded to the scene at around 8 p.m. to find a sprinkler head had opened and was spraying large amounts of water inside the restaurant. Investigators said the... more »
  • Gonzales Police searching for Walmart shoplifter

    July 21, 2015 4:34 PM

    GONZALES - Police asked for the public's help Tuesday tracking down a man who investigators said stole a weed trimmer and pressure washer from the Gonzales Walmart recently. Gonzales PD said on June 22 the man took a weedeater worth $167 from the store. At the time security camera... more »
  • Ascension, St. James Airport gets more land

    July 20, 2015 8:07 AM

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

    July 17, 2015 12:07 PM

    GONZALES - Ascension Parish deputies charged a Gonzales man for illegal possession of drugs and stolen firearms Thursday. Deputies received a complaint that Fabian Mills, 40, went to a woman's house and demanded to find her son, who allegedly stole $5,000 worth of heroin and a firearm from Mills.... more »
  • Man found dead from possible overdose in Gonzales parking lot

    July 6, 2015 6:06 PM

    GONZALES - Sheriff's deputies in Ascension Parish say a 26-year-old man was found dead from a possible drug overdose in his car parked in a Gonzales parking lot. Shortly after 8 a.m. on Monday morning, deputies responded to reports of a man slumped over in his vehicle in the... more »
  • Upscale development finalized for Gonzales

    July 3, 2015 9:38 AM

    GONZALES- Developers of a mixed-use community coming planned in Gonzales have finalized the $8 million purchase of 345 acres. Southern Lifestyle Development, of Lafayette, will build the upscale development, called Conway Plantation, on Louisiana Highway 44 just south of Interstate 10 in Gonzales. Formerly the cattle ranch of the late... more »
  • Upscale development finalized for Gonzales

    July 2, 2015 12:30 PM

    GONZALES - Developers of a mixed-use community coming planned in Gonzales have finalized the $8 million purchase of 345 acres. Southern Lifestyle Development, of Lafayette, will build the upscale development, called Conway Plantation, on Louisiana Highway 44 just south of Interstate 10 in Gonzales. Formerly the cattle ranch of the... more »
  • Gonzales firefighters cook for a good cause Play Video

    July 1, 2015 6:19 PM

    GONZALES - The Gonzales Firefighters Association has been raising funds for retired firefighters and the community for the past six years. Cooking and selling Boston butt is how they do it. "I think it's a little bit of molasses, a little bit of sugar and Cajun seasoning. Maybe some... more »
  • Former healthcare executive pleads guilty to stealing over $200,000

    July 1, 2015 12:54 PM

    BATON ROUGE - A former healthcare executive from Gonzales pleaded guilty Wednesday to embezzling more than $200,000 from nursing homes throughout Louisiana and Arkansas. The Department of Justice says 36-year-old Travis Templet was convicted of engaging in a wire fraud scheme to defraud a non-profit health care organization. ... more »
  • Gonzales master plan would take advantage of commuter train

    June 29, 2015 9:23 AM

    GONZALES- The draft of a new master plan for the city of Gonzales calls for turning the oldest section of the city into a renewed downtown. Gonzales officials hope to capitalize on a commuter train line that may one day go through the city. They also are looking at... more »
  • Basketball coach accused of soliciting sex from teen Play Video

    June 18, 2015 4:28 PM

    GONZALES - A basketball coach from Gonzales was arrested based on accusations that he solicited sex from a 15-year old girl. According to investigators, it was the teen's mom who blew the case wide-open after she saw inappropriate contact between her daughter and 26-year-old Adrian Steib Junior. Steib... more »
  • Memorial Day ceremonies

    May 25, 2015 8:52 AM

    BATON ROUGE- Today millions of people across the country are honoring the men and women who gave their lives to protect ours. Here are some area events taking place to honor those who gave the ultimate sacrifice. The Port Hudson Memorial Ceremony is being held at 11 a.m. in... more »
  • 21-year-old killed in Ascension crash

    May 23, 2015 12:47 PM

    GONZALES - Troopers say a 21-year-old man from Gonzales was killed in a crash on US Hwy 61 south of Hwy 621 in Ascension Parish. Jason Williams, 24, was driving south on US Hwy 61 around 9:30 p.m. Friday when his car ran off the roadway and struck a... more »
  • Jambalaya Festival in Gonzales tests local chefs' mettle Play Video

    May 22, 2015 6:58 PM

    GONZALES - Tucked into what is shaping up to be an activity packed long weekend in the Capital Area, the Jambalaya Festival in Gonzales is sure to bring plenty of family, food and music together all the way into Sunday. The crown jewel of the weekend festival is the... more »
  • Gonzales jambalaya festival Play Video

    May 22, 2015 10:04 AM

    BATON ROUGE- Tens of thousands of jambalaya junkies will invade Gonzales Friday, for the legendary jambalaya festival. It's the annual south Louisiana start of summer, food, and fun. This morning News 2's John Pastorek was in Gonzalez learning more about the celebration. People from all over Louisiana will be... more »
  • Gonzales council passes new budgets unanimously

    May 12, 2015 7:28 AM

    GONZALES- The Gonzales City Council has passed its 2015-16 general fund and capital outlay budgets unanimously in marked contrast to last year's six-month budget fight between two factions of the council. The $10.6 million capital outlay budget approved Monday will be funding some $3 million in road projects, $1 million... more »
  • Various charges filed against multiple people after home invasion Play Video

    May 12, 2015 12:08 AM

    GONZALES - Police were tight-lipped about a home invasion case where multiple people were arrested, including some who were not the offenders involved in the home invasion. A spokesperson released limited details of the attack Monday afternoon. In an email, the police department said the home invasion happened early... more »
  • Flipped RV closes I-10E past Gonzales

    May 11, 2015 12:04 PM

    SORRENTO - State Police said an overturned recreational vehicle caused traffic to stack up on I-10 East starting at milepost 189 about 10 miles east of Gonzales Monday morning. Troopers announced all lanes of I-10E were back open shortly after 12:30 p.m. when vehicle recovery efforts were completed. ... more »
  • Chemical plant expansions make Gonzales housing boom target

    May 11, 2015 7:53 AM

    GONZALES- Developers looking to cash in on a housing crunch created in the wake of industrial expansions in the chemical corridor have been eyeing Gonzales, with new subdivisions. Several subdivisions are in the works. Officials recently announced the development of 203 acres on Conway Plantation for single-family homes. Activity is... more »
  • Man arrested for domestic violence after giving false statement

    May 1, 2015 1:02 PM

    GONZALES - Police arrested a man accused of beating his wife after the couple turned up at Gonzales emergency room claiming they had been jumped by several men just after midnight Wednesday. 29-year-old Gregory Alix Jr. and his wife arrived at St. Elizabeth Hospital just after 12:30 a.m. with... more »
  • Last 3 men sentenced for 2012 Gonzales home invasion triple slaying

    April 23, 2015 11:18 AM

    GONZALES - The final three men convicted in a 2012 home invasion triple murder in Gonzales have been sentenced after all reached plea bargains with prosecutors. Charlotte Guedry, spokeswoman for District Attorney Ricky Babin, said Rolando Stewart was sentenced Wednesday to 63 years in prison, while Travis Moore got 26... more »
  • Gonzales' "Music in the Park" moved indoors

    April 12, 2015 2:32 PM

    GONZALES - The free concert, "Music in the Park," has been moved indoors due to the rainy weather Sunday. The concert will be inside the Gonzales Civic Center instead of at Jambalaya Park. The gig will feature music from The Boogies Men, a 9-piece dance band powered by... more »
  • Two accused of attempted murder in home invasion

    April 7, 2015 5:04 PM

    GONZALES - Sheriff's deputies arrested two men in connection with a home invasion in Gonzales this past weekend. Lt. Col. Bobby Webre said Ascension Parish deputies accused 22-year-old Patrick Austin and 23-year-old Edward "Willie" Scott III of home invasion and attempted first-degree murder. Detectives said they were called... more »
  • Large, new development brings infrastructure concerns

    April 6, 2015 10:30 PM

    GONZALES - Contractors are ready to break ground on a new development in Gonzales, but people who live nearby are worried about the traffic and flooding impact it will have on the area. Southern Lifestyle Development, best-known for River Ranch in Lafayette, is set to start construction this summer... more »
  • Suspects wanted in home invasion where homeowner was shot

    April 5, 2015 2:01 PM

    GONZALES - A homeowner was shot inside his home when two suspects tried to break-in early Sunday morning. The Ascension Parish Sheriff's Office is looking for two men involved in a home invasion on Chick Duplessis Road around 2:30 a.m. Deputies say the two suspects kicked in the... more »
  • Fire hydrant left open for weeks during work Play Video

    April 2, 2015 4:24 PM

    GONZALES - One man says a fire hydrant in Gonzales has been wasting thousands of gallons of water over the past two weeks. On his bread delivery route, Jeff Pederson passes by the fire hydrant daily. One day he discovered it pouring gallons of water by the minute. He's... more »
  • Election results for four La. parishes

    March 29, 2015 3:11 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Results are in after voters went to the polls Saturday in four parishes. Here are the results. East Baton Rouge Former Metro Councilman, Darrell Ourso narrowly defeated current Metro Councilman, Buddy Amoroso for the District 66 seat in the Louisiana House of Representatives. The... more »
  • Woman pleads no contest in accident that killed 2 children

    March 25, 2015 2:44 PM

    GONZALES - A Prairieville woman who lost control of her car and hit and killed a brother and sister fishing alongside the highway has pleaded no contest to a careless operation charge. 48-year-old Shawnette B. Taylor entered the plea Wednesday before state District Judge Marilyn Lambert. She then sentenced Taylor... more »
  • Police: Woman stole hundreds on company card

    March 16, 2015 8:10 AM

    GONZALES - An employee at Approved Cash Advance was arrested after police say she stole hundreds of dollars using her company credit card. According to investigators, Bilan Brooks, 31, charged $800.00 to her company car. When she found out police had been contacted, detectives say she attempted to report... more »
  • Man swallows drugs in attempt to hide evidence from detectives

    March 14, 2015 3:23 PM

    GONZALES - Deputies arrested a man for having a multitude drugs in his car on Tuesday. The Ascension Sheriff's Department says 44-year-old Loyce Beck of Gonzales swallowed some of the Xanax pills in his car in attempt to hide the evidence from narcotic detectives who pulled him over. ... more »
  • Gonzales crash with empty 18-wheeler

    March 8, 2015 1:24 PM

    GONZALES - Police say two vehicles including an 18-wheeler collided Saturday night. The crash happened around 7:40 p.m. at the I-10 Westbound on-ramp at Hwy. 44. Gonzales police say the truck that delivers for OxyChem in Geismar was not carrying any materials in the wreck with a sedan.... more »
  • Firefighters put out carport fire, save pair of parakeets

    March 3, 2015 11:49 AM

    GONZALES - Firefighters said they quickly put out a carport fire in Gonzales and rescued two pet parakeets in the process on Sunday. Firefighters arrived on the scene of the house fire at around 2:45 p.m. on Feb. 29 to find flames and heavy smoke coming from the carport... more »
  • $325 million development planned for Gonzales Play Video

    March 2, 2015 5:25 PM

    GONZALES - An upscale mixed-use community with a $325 million price tag could transform undeveloped land in Gonzales if the city allows it. Lafayette-based Southern Lifestyle Development wants to purchase a property used as a cattle ranch on Highway 44 just south of the interstate. Plans call for nine... more »
  • Victim in multi-vehicle wreck dies

    March 2, 2015 3:27 PM

    GONZALES - Police said one of five people hurt in a wreck in Gonzales last month has died. Gonzales PD said Joey McClendon died Saturday from the injuries he sustained in the Feb. 15 wreck. Police said on that day an SUV collided with a car carrying four... more »
  • Deputies freezin' for a reason in Gonzales

    February 28, 2015 6:48 PM

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

    February 22, 2015 11:44 AM

    GONZALES - Police arrested a man involved in a fatal crash that killed a man on the interstate early Sunday morning. It happened around 5 a.m. on I-10 West of the Hwy 30 exit in Gonzales. Gonzales police arrested 27-year-old John Sanchez after being involved in a crash... more »
  • Police say dad had his 2-year-old help him steal from store

    February 17, 2015 10:19 PM

    GONZALES - A father is accused of having his daughter help him steal items from the city's Walmart. Police said they arrested Jonathan Brock Ledford, 27, after investigating a shoplifting complaint. Officers said Ledford hid about $58 worth of merchandise on himself and his 2-year-old daughter. Police reported... more »
  • Witnesses to Sunday night wreck sought Play Video

    February 16, 2015 4:23 PM

    GONZALES - Police investigating a wreck which sent five people to the hospital Sunday night in Gonzales asked for any witnesses to contact them Monday. Gonzales Police spokesperson Charlotte Guedry said investigators would greatly appreciate any witnesses to the wreck at LA 429 and Airline Highway to come forward... more »
  • State Trooper rear-ended by suspected drunk driver Play Video

    February 14, 2015 12:58 PM

    GONZALES - A Gonzales man is arrested for drunk driving after he rear-ended and injured a state trooper on I-10 near Gonzales. It happened east of LA Hwy 44 around 11:30 a.m. Saturday. Investigators say State Christopher K. Morris, 46, smashed into a patrol car on the side... more »
  • Residents praise sheriff's office alert system Play Video

    January 27, 2015 5:34 PM

    GONZALES - Residents in Ascension Parish praised their sheriff's office's actions after a man wanted in Georgia broke loose from a deputy trying to arrest him last night. Deputies re-arrested the man, Ricardo Rodriguez, Tuesday afternoon. He's wanted for sex crimes out of Georgia. The sheriff's office said Rodriguez... more »
  • Deputies looking for man who escaped during arrest

    January 26, 2015 9:03 PM

    GONZALES - Sheriff's deputies are searching for a man who was able to break free from a deputy during the course of an arrest Monday night. The Ascension Parish Sheriff's office sent an alert, asking people in the area of Airline Highway and Highway 74 to be on the... more »
  • Gonzales Police bust man accused of vehicle burglaries

    January 14, 2015 12:50 PM

    GONZALES - Police reported on Wednesday the arrest of a man wanted in connection with several recent vehicle burglaries in Ascension Parish after an officer on routine patrol spotted the suspect in a Gonzales hotel parking lot. According to the Ascension Parish Sheriff's Office, Paul Anthony Grego Jr. was... more »
  • Selfie leads to arrest in stolen money clip case Play Video

    January 13, 2015 4:28 PM

    GONZALES - Detectives said a "selfie" posted on the internet helped them identify and arrest a man suspected of stealing a money clip in Ascension Parish. Gonzales Police charged 29-year-old Rashad Bridges of Darrow with felony theft this week. Police said Bridges stole the clip on Dec. 2... more »
  • Jindal appoints interim Gonzales City Councilman

    January 7, 2015 6:20 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Gov. Bobby Jindal announced Wednesday the interim appointment of David Guitreau to the Gonzales City Council in order to fill the seat left vacant following the resignation of Gary Lacombe. Lacombe resigned in the face of a dedicated recall effort in November which successfully petitioned for... more »
  • Gonzales council hopefuls vie for votes Play Video

    January 1, 2015 6:16 PM

    GONZALES- The city council will have a new look in 2015 and two men are hoping it will feature their faces in the seats vacated by Gary Lacombe and Timothy Vessel. Neal Bourque and Harold Stewart have stepped up to run for the seats that were emptied after Lacombe... more »
  • Raccoon blamed for Christmas Eve "mayhem"

    December 30, 2014 11:32 AM

    GONZALES - How much damage can one raccoon do? Quite a bit, according to the Gonzales Police Department and one garbage truck driver. Gonzales PD said early Christmas Eve morning they were called to a store parking lot on Airline Highway where a garbage truck had run into a... more »
  • Council makes decision on two temporary members

    December 17, 2014 10:49 PM

    GONZALES- In an unheard of unanimous vote by the city council Wednesday night, two people were nominated for open positions on the council. Barbara Duhe, a retired city worker, was appointed to fill the seat left vacant when Timothy Vessel was recalled earlier this month. Seventy-five percent of voters... more »
  • Gonzales man arrested for sixth DWI

    December 16, 2014 6:23 PM

    GONZALES - A man in Gonzales was arrested for his sixth DWI after crashing into a wall. Police say Willie Evans was driving drunk when he drove into a building last week. The 62-year-old has a long criminal history, with his first DWI arrest dating back to 1978. ... more »
  • Police: Gonzales man busted for 6th DUI

    December 16, 2014 8:56 AM

    GONZALES - Police say they have arrested a Gonzales man for Driving Under the Influence for the 6th time following a crash last week. Investigators say Willie Evans, 62, ran a stop sign before running into a building in the 1600 block of Philippe Ave. They say Evans admitted... more »
  • Council to tackle open seats, special election Wednesday

    December 15, 2014 9:49 PM

    GONZALES- Governor Bobby Jindal will need to appoint someone to fill the council seat of Gary Lacombe since the deadline for the city to appoint someone passed at midnight. Mayor Barney Arceneaux said he will suggest someone to the governor's office. The city had twenty days to appoint someone... more »
  • Gonzales man arrested on 31 counts of child porn

    December 15, 2014 10:35 AM

    GONZALES - A joint law enforcement operation led to the arrest of a Gonzales man on 31 counts of possessing child porn, according to the Office of Attorney General "Buddy" Caldwell. 55-year-old Everett Carter was taken into custody without incident last Thursday and booked into the Ascension Parish Jail... more »
  • LP residents busted in Gonzales Walmart theft

    December 15, 2014 8:55 AM

    GONZALES - Police arrested two people they say shoplifted from the Gonzales Walmart late last month. Sarah Bourgeois, 27, turned herself in after investigators released security footage of the duo walking into the store. She is a resident of Livingston. Police were able to track down 27-year-old Michael Hankins... more »
  • Funeral today for teen killed in crash

    December 15, 2014 5:33 AM

    PRAIRIEVILLE - A community is preparing to gather Monday morning to remember an Ascension Parish teen killed in a crash last week. 15-year-old Claire Carline of Prairieville died in the wreck on LA Highway 74 east of I-10. while on the way to school at Dutchtown High. Her two... more »
  • Police arrest militia member after threats

    December 12, 2014 10:39 AM

    GONZALES - Police arrested a man with with connections to violent militias after they said he made threatening phone calls to Gonzales City Hall. Police charged Brandon Gibbs of Gonzales with attempted aggravated battery, resisting an officer, improper phone communication, drug possession and illegal possession of body armor in... more »
  • Gonzales woman wanted for cashing forged, stolen check

    December 11, 2014 4:29 PM

    GONZALES - Sheriff's deputies in Ascension Parish asked for the public's help on Thursday in locating a Gonzales woman accused of cashing a stolen check at a local grocery store late in November. Investigators said they began to investigation a forgery complaint after a woman, later identified as 29-year-old... more »
  • Recalled Gonzales councilman sits in for last meeting Play Video

    December 8, 2014 10:16 PM

    GONZALES - Two days after voters booted him from office, Timothy Vessel attended his last city council meeting on the governing body of the City of Gonzales. "I had to be here as a councilman, to stay in my seat," Vessel said about attending the meeting Monday night. "This... more »
  • Tim Vessel recalled by Gonzales voters

    December 6, 2014 8:49 PM

    GONZALES - Voters overwhelmingly chose to recall Gonzales city council member Tim Vessel after a series of controversial votes and actions which cost the town. Vessel and another council member, Gary Lacombe, had been targeted by a group of citizens organized under the name "Save Gonzales." Lacome resigned... more »
  • EXCLUSIVE: Husband talks about protecting wife from kidnapper Play Video

    December 1, 2014 10:16 AM

    GONZALES - A woman was rescued by her husband and other family members after a man tried to kidnap her from her driveway, deputies in Ascension Parish said. The incident, where the suspect was pistol-whipped by the men who knew the victim, happened Sunday. The department released the information... more »

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