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  • State shuts down driving school that left students out in the cold Play Video

    January 18, 2017 6:36 PM

    GONZALES- The State Office of Motor Vehicles revoked the license of a local driving school after it fell behind on 3,000 students waiting to take the driving portion of their education. Stephen Cherry is still dizzy from the ride he says he went on with Smart Start Driving School. "I've... more »
  • Gonzales man faces child desertion charges after leaving infants at gas station

    January 6, 2017 5:02 PM

    DUTCHTOWN – A Gonzales man faces drug and child desertion charges after deputies say he left his two children at a gas station table to use the bathroom Thursday. Brian Chadwick, 31, was charged with possession of heroin, possession of drug paraphernalia, disrupting the peace and child desertion. ... more »
  • Sears closing in Cortana Mall, Kmart closing in Gonzales company says

    January 4, 2017 5:16 PM

    BATON ROUGE - A Kmart store in Gonzales and a Sears store in Baton Rouge will close in the spring, the Sears Holdings company announced Wednesday. The Kmart store is located on South Airline Highway in Gonzales and the Sears store in Cortana Mall. According to the company,... more »
  • Juvenile arrested for vandalizing Gonzales Christmas decorations

    December 28, 2016 2:48 PM

    GONZALES – Police say one person has been arrested after employees found Jambalaya Park vandalized earlier this year . According to a spokesperson for Gonzales Police, one female juvenile has been charged with simple criminal damage. Police say the juvenile is not cooperating with investigators. Earlier this month,... more »
  • 42-year-old statue of saint vandalized in Gonzales

    December 26, 2016 5:15 PM

    ASCENSION – A 42-year-old statue of a saint, that stands outside of a church, was vandalized in Ascension Parish. The statue was of Saint Mark located at the Saint Mark Catholic Church in Gonzales. Pictures show parts of the statue broken to pieces on the ground. The Ascension Parish... more »
  • Former Gonzales fire chief pleads guilty to child porn charges

    December 20, 2016 4:14 PM

    GONZALES – The former Gonzales Fire Chief has been convicted of child pornography charges, according to U.S. Attorney Walt Green. Former Gonzales District Fire Chief Kristopher Johnson , 36, was convicted of four counts of distributing child pornography and one count of possessing child pornography. Johnson pleaded guilty... more »
  • 6 arrested after drug bust at Gonzales home, 1 still at large

    December 16, 2016 10:40 AM

    ASCENSION – The Ascension Parish Sheriff's Office has arrested six people following a drug bust at a Gonzales home with one suspect still at large. The sheriff's office executed a search warrant on Dec. 13 at a home in Josh Brown Road following a month long investigation into drug... more »
  • Decision to block property developments in Ascension reversed Play Video

    December 14, 2016 10:22 PM

    GONZALES - Developers went head-to-head with Ascension Parish officials to reverse a decision to deny two subdivision proposals. Today, that decision was reversed. Only two board members remained at the hearing, since a third resigned last night. In October, they decided to block one development that would build at... more »
  • Gonzales celebrates tree lighting despite vandalism Play Video

    December 6, 2016 11:37 PM

    GONZALES- Less than 48 hours after it was vandalized, the City of Gonzales celebrated its annual tree lighting Tuesday evening. Someone tore down Christmas ornaments and damaged the ladies restroom located at Jambalaya Park on East Cornview Street. City workers spent Monday morning putting everything back in place. Barney... more »
  • Christmas decorations, bathroom vandalized at Jambalaya Park in Gonzales Play Video

    December 5, 2016 11:55 AM

    GONZALES – Police are investigating after city employees found Jambalaya Park in Gonzales vandalized Monday morning. On Monday, Gonzales City Hall employees found ornaments were taken from the city's tree and smashed on the ground, lights in Jambalaya Park were ripped from the fences and shattered and toilet paper... more »
  • Two Gonzales men arrested for child exploitation

    December 1, 2016 12:24 PM

    GONZALES – Two Gonzales men have been arrested for child exploitation, according to the attorney general's office. Treyon Gray-Reider, 19, was arrested on one count of indecent behavior with juveniles and one count of computer aided solicitation of a minor. Sean Sherlock, 47, was arrested on 300 counts of possession... more »
  • Man wanted for exposing genitals in Gonzales convenience store

    November 29, 2016 4:42 PM

    GONZALES – The Gonzales Police Department is seeking the public's assistance with identifying a man wanted for exposing his genitals while at a convenience store. On Nov. 13, police say that a man went into a convenience store, exposed his genitals and began masturbating. When the man approached the... more »
  • Parents demand answers after disabled child breaks leg at school Play Video

    November 22, 2016 6:36 PM

    GONZALES- The parents of a disabled child are demanding answers over her injury. She fell at East Ascension High School this month and broke her leg. Her parents claim they were not notified of the incident. The school system confirmed there was an accident at East Ascension High School this... more »
  • Repairs to flood-damage graves completed in Ascension Parish

    November 10, 2016 10:07 AM

    GONZALES - Ascension Parish officials say a Gonzales-based tomb company has completed the restoration or re-interment of 60 graves disturbed in the August floods. The historic high water affected eight graveyards in the Prairieville, Sorrento, St. Amant and Galvez areas. Some caskets were sent floating into the water in St.... more »
  • Gonzales voters re-elect Mayor Barney Arceneaux

    November 8, 2016 6:15 PM

    GONZALES – Voters have decided to re-elect Mayor of Gonzales Barney Arceneaux rather than choosing new leadership for the role. The two candidates, both Democrats, in the race were Mayor Barney Arceneaux and Councilman Terance Irvin. Arceneaux has been serving as mayor of the city since January 2009.... more »
  • Man on the run after robbing Gonzales auto parts store

    October 14, 2016 12:03 PM

    GONZALES – Deputies in Ascension Parish are searching for a Baton Rouge man who robbed an Advance Auto Parts store in Gonzales Thursday. According to the Ascension Parish Sheriff’s Office, the robbery happened at the Advanced Auto Parts on Highway 44 just before 9 p.m. Chief Deputy Bobby... more »
  • Federal grand jury indicts former Gonzales Fire Chief on child porn charges

    October 5, 2016 3:17 PM

    BATON ROUGE – A federal grand jury decided Wednesday to indict a former Gonzales district fire chief with distributing and possessing child pornography. United States Attorney Walt Green, 36-year-old Kristopher Johnson distributed text messages with child pornography on four different occasions between Nov. 6 and 7, 2015. Johnson... more »
  • New 'no turn' sign in Gonzales after serious crashes

    September 29, 2016 12:22 PM

    GONZALES – Drivers in Gonzales will no longer be able to turn left onto Highway 30 at Murphy’s and Walgreens. According to the Gonzales Police Department, the temporary change was approved to improve public safety. Gonzales Police and Fire Departments have worked several serious crashes at the location. ... more »
  • Help needed identifying those in graves disturbed by flood

    September 28, 2016 10:00 AM

    GONZALES - Ascension Parish officials are meeting with family members to discuss plans to reinter the bodies of people whose graves were disturbed in last month's flood. Parish officials say they need the public's help in identifying graves that were disturbed inside eight cemeteries in Sorrento, Prairieville, St. Amant and... more »
  • All lanes now open on I-10 WB

    September 15, 2016 7:51 AM

    ASCENSION - All lanes are now clear on I-10 westbound. Thursay morning, there was an accident I-10 WB before Highway 73 that caused a five mile backup. The delay from this incident remains between LA 73 and LA 30. News 2's Ashley Fruge is monitoring the... more »
  • Donaldsonville man arrested after kicking in ex's door, kidnapping her

    August 26, 2016 4:06 PM

    GONZALES - Deputies arrested a man accused of kicking in his ex-girlfriend’s door and kidnapping her after she placed a restraining order on him. 35-year-old Thomas Guillot, of Donaldsonville, was arrested and charged with violation of a protective order, simple robbery, false imprisonment and home invasion. APSO Chief... more »
  • Ascension Parish dials back estimate of house flooding

    August 26, 2016 10:08 AM

    GONZALES - Ascension Parish government has significantly reduced its estimate of house flooding, one day after parish officials announced flooding had affected 30,000 to 40,000 homes. Officials said Thursday revised numbers suggest 16,000 to 19,000 structures were affected to some extent, similar to earlier numbers released about the flooding after... more »
  • Annual Ascension Hot Air Balloon Festival cancelled

    August 26, 2016 9:06 AM

    GONZALES - Officials in Ascension Parish say that this year’s Ascension Hot Air Balloon Festival is cancelled due to recent historic flooding and in anticipation of any further weather events. “We are hurting, but on the mend, in Ascension Parish. Over 50% of our annual attendees at the Hot... more »
  • Man dead after domestic disturbance ends in shooting

    August 20, 2016 9:09 PM

    GONZALES – Deputies say one man was killed Friday after a neighbor responded to a domestic disturbance in Gonzales. According to the Ascension Parish Sheriff’s Office, the incident happened around 8 p.m. Friday, Aug. 19 on Fox Run Drive in Gonzales. Deputies say they arrived at the scene... more »
  • 9,500 may lose power if waters rise at Gonzales substation

    August 16, 2016 8:39 PM

    GONZALES – Entergy officials say that about 9,500 customers may lose power if waters continue to rise at the Gonzales substation. Entergy is asking customers to be prepared in case the substation needs to be shut off. The boundaries of the customers that could potentially affected are from Black Bayou... more »
  • APSO searching for stolen trailer with $100K of equipment, motorcycles inside

    August 2, 2016 2:28 PM

    GONZALES – The Ascension Parish Sheriff's Office is seeking the public's assistance is finding a stolen trailer with more than $100,00 worth of equipment and motorcycles inside. The trailer, a 2007 Continental cargo box trailer, was stolen on Thursday, July 28 at a residence on Coontrap Road in Gonzales.... more »
  • Body found under bridge in Ascension Parish

    July 26, 2016 4:48 PM

    GONZALES - Deputies are investigating the discovery of a body under a private bridge over the New River canal Tuesday afternoon. Deputies said the body is of a male between 20 and 40-years-old. The body was not identifiable, but authorities released specifics about clothing and other apparel in hopes... more »
  • 13 arrested in Backpage.com prostitution sting

    July 8, 2016 2:15 PM

    ASCENSION PARISH - 13 people were arrested on prostitution charges Thursday night as sheriff’s deputies carried out a B ackpage.com sting operation. APSO narcotics detectives, Gonzales Police and EBRSO deputies began the undercover operation by contacting several potential prostitutes and arranging meetings with them. Frequently, the services of... more »
  • Impairment suspected in crash that killed Gonzales woman

    July 8, 2016 11:01 AM

    PRAIRIEVILLE - State Police say impairment is a suspected factor in a crash that killed a Gonzales woman in Ascension Parish overnight. Troopers were on the scene of the single-vehicle wreck just after 3 a.m. Friday on LA 621 east of LA 73. 37-year-old Christine Reaux, of Gonzales, was... more »
  • Gonzales man charged with kidnapping homeowner

    July 7, 2016 5:36 PM

    GONZALES – Deputies in Ascension Parish charged a man with kidnapping and damage to property after they say he stole money from a home and kidnapped the owner. According to the Ascension Parish Sheriff’s Office, 26-year-old Austin Roddy refused to leave a Gonzales home Wednesday night. Deputies say Roddy... more »
  • Hwy 22 closed for 2 hours after man shoots fiance in mouth, killing her Play Video

    July 5, 2016 12:02 PM

    SORRENTO - Highway 22 is back open and a man is in custody after a shooting kept the roadway closed for more than two hours early Tuesday morning. 26-year-old Jarvis McNair, of Sorrento, was booked on charges of second degree murder, aggravated assault and other charges. Police said... more »
  • Man stealing tips from restaurant caught on security camera

    June 30, 2016 8:03 PM

    GONZALES - Restaurant owners are searching for answers after security video caught a man stealing a tip jar. The video shows a man taking the jar from a window at the Jambalaya Shoppe off of Airline Highway. The man then walked away from the window and left in a... more »
  • Man sentenced for having sex with 13-year-old runaway

    June 14, 2016 9:28 AM

    GONZALES - A 26-year-old Gonzales man has been sentenced to five years in prison after pleading guilty to having sex with a 13-year-old runaway. Prosecutors in Ascension Parish said sheriff's deputies pulled over Noel Williams Jr.'s car after the young girl was reported on Oct. 27 as having left a... more »
  • LA 22 in Gonzales to see first upgrades in 20 years Play Video

    June 7, 2016 5:51 PM

    GONZALES - LA 22 in Gonzales is a worn down stretch of road that hasn't been fixed in 20 years, but the state and city are uniting to make the roadway smoother and safer. "It needs to be redone, a lot of big trucks travel on there, its real... more »
  • Neighbors concerned after teacher is arrested on sex charges Play Video

    May 25, 2016 5:06 PM

    PRAIRIEVILLE - Neighbors of a teacher who was arrested on accusations that he had an inappropriate relationship with a student say Louis Aguillard kept to himself. Gonzales Police arrested the 34-year-old occupational health teacher and assistant athletic trainer at East Ascension High School, Wednesday afternoon. He has been fired... more »
  • Women behind graduation ceremony brawl released from jail

    May 18, 2016 8:46 AM

    GONZALES - The four women arrested in connection with a brawl that started during a recent graduation ceremony at East Ascension High School have been released from jail without posting bond, according to online records. 17-year-olds Destiney Thompson and Delencia Williiams, 18-year-old Rodneisha Patterson and 20-year-old Travonshay Mills were... more »
  • Police arrest "infamous" purse-swinger in viral video

    May 13, 2016 2:30 PM

    GONZALES - Police in Gonzales have arrested a fourth woman in connection with a brawl at a high school graduation ceremony earlier this week. Travonshay Mills, 22, was arrested Friday evening for the brawl that erupted at East Ascension High School’s graduation ceremony Wednesday night . Gonzales Police say... more »
  • Police: Cabela's employee accidentally shoots himself with gun

    April 28, 2016 8:37 PM

    GONZALES - Gonzales Police say they were dispatched to Cabela's Thursday afternoon after an employee shot himself in the hand while showing a handgun to a customer. Investigators say the .22 caliber fired, sending a bullet through his palm and into the floor. He was treated at the hospital... more »
  • Gonzales man sentenced to 42 years for burglary of 3 homes

    April 15, 2016 10:54 AM

    GONZALES - A judge sentenced a 38-year-old man from Gonzales to 42 years in prison for aggravated burglary of three homes. Damon Delmore was found guilty of one count of aggravated burglary and two counts of unauthorized entry of an inhabited dwelling on Nov. 10 of last year. In May... more »
  • Gonzales moves forward with new zoning codes

    April 5, 2016 12:29 AM

    GONZALES - The Gonzales Planning and Zoning Commission moved forward with plans to revamp the city's zoning codes Monday night. The commission approved zoning codes that could pave the way for new, larger residential developments. Zoning has been a contentious issue in Gonzales in the past. Some want the city... more »
  • DOTD: LA 30 near Gonzales now open after closed due to down power lines

    March 30, 2016 10:13 AM

    BATON ROUGE - DOTD tweeted that LA 30 is closed due to down power lines Wednesday morning. DOTD states that both directions of LA 30 will be closed east of I-10 (Gonzales) and advises drivers to take an alternative route. LA 30 is closed in both directions east... more »
  • Pit bull chained to tree in rising flood water causes social media stir

    March 11, 2016 4:17 PM

    GONZALES - Photos of a white pit bull dog chained to a tree in rising flood water outside of a Gonzales residence have created a social media sensation and garnered the attention of the Humane Society of Louisiana in the process. Thousands of people have now expressed their concern... more »
  • Ascension Parish pumping stations ready for duty Play Video

    March 10, 2016 7:28 PM

    GONZALES - Public schools in Ascension Parish are already cancelled, and the parish has its pumps up and running as they are trying to keep the water from rising. Three different pumping stations in Ascension Parish are responsible for keeping floodwaters from sinking residents and their property. Each pump... more »
  • First from WBRZ Investigative Unit: Area fire chief arrested on child porn charges Play Video

    March 10, 2016 11:21 AM

    GONZALES- A District Fire Chief in the City of Gonzales is locked up, accused of possessing child porn. According to booking records, 35-year old Kristopher Johnson was charged with possession of child porn and being a fugitive from another jurisdiction. Johnson was booked on 11 counts of pornography involving... more »
  • APSO: Tip from public and DNA evidence leads to Gonzales burglary arrest

    March 8, 2016 5:32 PM

    BATON ROUGE - A tip received from the public and DNA results assembled by the Louisiana State Police Crime Lab helped detectives make an arrest in connection with a burglary in Gonzales that happened last fall. 23-year-old David Holcombe Jr. was booked into the Ascension Parish Jail on charges... more »
  • Questions about soccer complex construction in Ascension Play Video

    March 3, 2016 12:48 PM

    GONZALES - Parents of children who play in a local soccer league are frustrated a soccer complex promised by parish officials more than a year ago is encountering too many delays. Last year, Ascension Parish approved a $4 million soccer complex at the Lamar-Dixon Expo Center. "There were... more »
  • Teen accused in stabbing death due in court for change of venue hearing

    February 26, 2016 8:54 AM

    GONZALES- A teenager accused of murder will head back to court Friday. Attorneys are trying to get the case against Jacob Westbrook, 16, moved to a different location. Westbrook is facing second-degree murder charges in the death of 18-year-old Todd Toups back in October. According to Ascension Parish Sheriff Jeff... more »
  • Man arrested for causing December train crash in Gonzales

    February 24, 2016 12:17 PM

    GONZALES - Police say they arrested a Baton Rouge man accused of causing a train collision in Gonzales back in December. 39-year-old Harry White was booked on charges of driving while intoxicated and reckless operation after he was arrested on Monday. According to Gonzales PD, White was traveling... more »
  • Vehicle recovery operations close 1 lane of I-10 East near Gonzales

    February 15, 2016 5:36 PM

    GONZALES - The left lane of I-10 East past LA 30 near Gonzales is blocked as crews work to recover a vehicle from the median. Traffic is passing through in the right lane at this time with minimal congestion related to the accident. Rainy conditions could quickly cause... more »
  • Ascension deputies arrest man on child cruelty charge

    February 4, 2016 7:22 AM

    GONZALES- Ascension Parish sheriff's deputies have arrested a Gonzales man on a child cruelty count over allegations he did not care for his son's burns for two months, allowing the wound to become infected. Sheriff's Office Maj. Kevin Hanna said in a news release Wednesday deputies found 30-year-old Joseph Babin... more »
  • Gonzales Police look for man behind deposit slip fraud

    January 26, 2016 12:49 PM

    GONZALES - Police asked for the public’s help Tuesday in locating a man accused of rewriting deposit slips from his job to make a profit for himself. Investigators say LeMichael Munson was identified on surveillance as being at the Red River Bank in Dutchtown on the days in question.... more »
  • New surveillance cameras a big help in fighting crimes

    January 25, 2016 8:12 AM

    GONZALES- A string of six armed robberies of Gonzales businesses over the course of a year galvanized Police Chief Sherman Jackson's pursuit of police surveillance cameras. The break in the case came after surveillance video from a business gave officers a glimpse of a car at the scene of one... more »
  • Gonzales Police report rash of IRS scam phone calls

    January 21, 2016 11:39 AM

    GONZALES - Police in Gonzales say they have received several reports from area residents about an ongoing phone scam where victims report receiving calls from someone claiming to represent the IRS and stating a lawsuit has been filed against the victim. Investigators say the calls are being made now... more »
  • Man wanted by Gonzales PD in connection with October attack

    January 21, 2016 11:33 AM

    GONZALES - Police asked for the public’s assistance Thursday morning in locating a man accused of an attack at a Gonzales convenient store last fall. Gonzales Police say 23-year-old David Foreman is wanted for second degree battery, stemming from the incident that happened on Oct. 28. Law enforcement said... more »
  • Ascension voters face April bond election to build 4 schools

    January 19, 2016 11:55 AM

    GONZALES - As the Ascension Parish school district looks to an April election on a bond issue, it hopes voters will approve for construction of four new schools. The school board has gone through cycles of new construction and renovation in recent years in an effort to meet population... more »
  • City council appoints replacement for Matassa's seat

    January 11, 2016 9:35 PM

    GONZALES - The city council here appointed David Guitreau to fill the rest of former councilman Kenny Matassa's term. Matassa was elected parish president in December. He had to resign from the council to run the parish. The vote Monday night is the second time Guitreau, a contractor,... more »
  • Man pleads guilty in 25-year-old Ascension Parish murder case

    January 8, 2016 6:06 PM

    GONZALES - A man confessed he killed a woman 25 years ago inside an Ascension Parish courthouse this afternoon. Kenneth Lavigne, who is now 50 years old, pleaded guilty to manslaughter and second degree kidnapping charges for the death of his uncle's ex-wife, Jeannie Lavigne, who was 38 years... more »
  • Ascension Parish Coroner IDs body found in Gonzales last weekend

    December 30, 2015 2:36 PM

    GONZALES - The Ascension Parish Coroner’s Office has identified a man’s body found last weekend in Gonzales. The coroner says the body belongs to 54-year-old Jasper Morris. They also said they believe based on the autopsy performed that the case will be considered a murder. The Gonzales Police... more »
  • Gonzales Police continue to seek ID of body found Saturday

    December 29, 2015 11:25 AM

    GONZALES - A Gonzales police detective says investigators believe a man whose body was found on the side of a city road Saturday was the victim of a homicide. Detectives say police still were trying to determine the man's identity and were awaiting autopsy results. Police Chief Sherman Jackson... more »
  • Ascension Parish resident may see higher sewer rates

    December 29, 2015 9:18 AM

    GONZALES- The sole bidder to provide regional sewer service to East Ascension Parish says it can deliver service after the parish government was unable to create a system on its own. Ascension Environmental LLC says having the customers is critical to financing the $300 million plan to bring public sewage... more »
  • Deputies: Drunk woman accidentally fired gun into neighboring apartment Play Video

    December 28, 2015 10:55 PM

    BATON ROUGE - East Baton Rouge Sheriff’s deputies arrested a Gonzales woman Sunday night after they say she accidentally fired a gun into an adjacent apartment. Lauren Lee, 20 of Gonzales, noted she was intoxicated early Sunday morning and pulled the trigger of a gun she thought wasn't... more »
  • Ascension Parish officials to hold Christmas tree drop-off in Gonzales

    December 28, 2015 3:44 PM

    GONZALES - Officials in Ascension Parish say the parish government will hold a Christmas tree drop-off event starting early next week. The event will be held at the Lamar-Dixon Expo Center, located at 9039 St. Landry Road in Gonzales, from Saturday, Jan. 2 through Sunday, Jan. 10. Parish... more »
  • Gonzales police seeking help to identify body

    December 26, 2015 6:40 PM

    GONZALES – Police are asking for help to identify a man’s body found Saturday in Gonzales. The Gonzales Police Department said they received a call Saturday morning about a body found on the south side of Edenborne Parkway. Police said it appears someone dumped the body at that location.... more »
  • Police identify driver hit by train in Gonzales

    December 15, 2015 4:46 PM

    GONZALES - Police have identified the driver who was hospitalized after his truck was hit by a train in Gonzales Monday morning. Gonzales Police say 38-year-old Harry L. White of Baton Rouge was crossing the railroad tracks on Felix Street when his pickup truck was hit by an oncoming... more »
  • Driver in critical condition after truck hit by train Play Video

    December 14, 2015 9:41 AM

    GONZALES - Officials say a man is hospitalized after his truck was hit by a train in Gonzales Monday morning. The crash involving a train and a truck happened at the railroad crossing on N. Felix Avenue just before 7 a.m. The truck was hit at the crossing, which... more »
  • Deputies look to identify men behind cigarette carton heist

    December 3, 2015 11:31 AM

    GONZALES - Sheriff’s deputies in Ascension Parish are looking to identify two suspects who stole about $850 worth of cartons of cigarettes from the Airline Highway Dollar General in Gonzales last month. Deputies said both suspects were captured on video leaving the store in what appeared to be a... more »
  • 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 »

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