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  • 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 »
  • Ascension Parish government opens up online mapping tool to public Play Video

    February 1, 2016 12:35 PM

    GONZALES - Officials in Ascension Parish say parish government is excited to release an innovative online tool designed to allow the public to search parish maps and governmental services easily. “From realtors and engineers to citizens looking for their school or fire district, this mapping application provides an amazing... more »
  • Ascension School superintendent leaving to take national position

    January 27, 2016 1:29 PM

    DONALDSONVILLE - Superintedent Patrice Pujol is leaving the Ascension Parish School District this spring after working for the system for more than three decades, according to a spokesperson for the school. Jackie Tisdale said Pujol has accepted a position as President of the National Institute for Excellence in Teaching,... 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 »
  • UPDATE - Missing Ascension senior found safe near LSU

    January 18, 2016 10:18 AM

    GONZALES - Authorities said an elderly Ascension Parish woman reported missing Sunday was found near LSU Monday afternoon. APSO deputies said 79-year-old Audrey Preston was reported missing Sunday, Jan. 17. Family members said she has a medical condition which could impair her judgement. The sheriff's office said around... more »
  • Sheriff on attack victims' arrest: 'the average individual can connect the dots'

    January 15, 2016 3:51 PM

    GONZALES - The sheriff of Ascension Parish responded Friday to concerns crime victims were arrested on drug charges after reporting a home invasion earlier this week. Clay and Dana Cowart, both 45, and their daughter, Tayler, 18, were charged with various drug offenses after Dana Cowart called for help,... more »
  • Family arrested by sheriff's deputies after reporting home invasion

    January 14, 2016 9:14 PM

    PRAIRIEVILLE - A family was booked into jail Wednesday after reporting they were victims of a home invasion because deputies found trace amounts of marijuana in their home. Clay and Dana Cowart, both 45, and their daughter, Tayler, 18, were charged with various drug offenses after Dana Cowart called... more »
  • Deputies searching for sex offender in Ascension Parish

    January 8, 2016 5:35 PM

    DONALDSONVILLE - Deputies are looking for a sex offender who failed to register in Ascension Parish. The Ascension Parish Sheriff’s Officer is searching for 54-year-old Kevin Jones. APSO Lt. Col. Bobby Webre said Jones is a Tier 3 sex offender who was last seen in and around the Donaldsonville... more »
  • Matassa, new Ascension Parish council sworn in

    January 4, 2016 2:50 PM

    GONZALES - Kenny Matassa has a lot to be grateful for at the beginning of 2016. Matassa was sworn in as president of Ascension Parish Monday, alongside the new and returning members of the parish council. In attendance for the swearing-in was his son Nick Matassa, who was badly... 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 »
  • Ascension fireworks vendors say sales are down due to weather Play Video

    December 28, 2015 6:38 PM

    ASCENSION - Local fireworks vendors say sales are down because of recent bad weather leading up to New Year's Eve. Eric Roussel, who owns several stands in Ascension Parish, says sales have dropped 50 percent every day in comparison to last year. "Because of the weather I believe,... 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 »
  • Ascension Parish Sheriff's lieutenant receives touching gift while on patrol

    December 23, 2015 12:50 PM

    GONZALES - An Ascension Parish Sheriff’s Office lieutenant received a touching holiday gift while on patrol Monday morning. APSO’s Lt. Darryl Smith was performing his routine patrol when he was stopped by a motorist who told him he had a gift for the sheriff’s office that he wanted to... more »
  • Students evacuated after gas line ruptures at school

    December 22, 2015 3:55 PM

    PRAIRIEVILLE - School administrators said a gas line break at Oak Grove Primary in Prairieville forced them to shelter students for a time until they could evacuate them from the campus. The school said the break in the gas line happened during construction on the campus Tuesday afternoon. Nobody... more »
  • LSP believe biker was impaired before deadly wreck

    December 10, 2015 10:57 AM

    ST. AMANT - State Police said they believe a motorcycle operator was impaired before he crashed into a mailbox and was thrown from his bike overnight in Ascension Parish. Troopers said 43-year-old John Carrizal of Decatur, Ala. died at the scene of the wreck around 11 p.m. Wednesday. ... more »
  • District hopes to sell voters on tax renewal for school building spree

    December 1, 2015 10:05 PM

    DONALDSONVILLE - Voters in Ascension Parish will be asked to extend a tax to fund a huge school building spree. The tax would generate about $120 million. Officials hope to sell it by explaining it is not a new tax, but a continuation of one that is already on... more »
  • APSO releases security camera footage of Prairieville carwash burglaries Play Video

    November 24, 2015 3:16 PM

    PRAIRIEVILLE - Sheriff’s deputies in Ascension Parish are actively looking to identify a man behind the burglary of a pair of carwashes in Prairieville. The burglaries happened at the Platinum Express and Clean Team Auto Spa carwashes located on Hwy 44. Investigators say the crimes happened on Sunday, Nov.... more »
  • No recount for Ascension Parish president's race Play Video

    November 24, 2015 10:24 AM

    GONZALES - After losing the Ascension Parish president's seat by only 115 votes over the weekend, Clint Cointment officially conceded Tuesday morning and said he will not seek a full recount of the vote. Kenny Matassa won the election for parish president Saturday night, but the margin was close... more »
  • Just over 100 votes decides Ascension Parish president

    November 21, 2015 10:52 PM

    GONZALES - For the first time in 25 years, voters elected a new president for Ascension Parish. Kenny Matassa defeated Clint Cointment by only 115 votes Saturday night -- 15,078 to 14,963. He will replace four-term President Tommy Martinez, who announced a year ago he would not run... more »
  • Ascension Parish Council approves $132 million budget

    November 20, 2015 8:42 AM

    GONZALES- The Ascension Parish Council has agreed to a $132.5 million spending plan for the new year. The council approved Thursday setting aside $38.7 million on capital improvements for roads, major drainage, new lighting at parish parks and new soccer fields at the Lamar-Dixon Expo Center. Among the road projects,... more »
  • Livingston, Ascension parishes ready for possible flooding

    November 17, 2015 4:54 PM

    LIVINGSTON - Emergency officials in Livingston and Ascension parishes said they're getting assets ready in case of flash flooding or other sever weather tonight or tomorrow. Livingston Parish said sandbags are available in the following locations for their residents: Fire Dist 9 (23634 HWY 22) Fire Dist 8... more »
  • 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 »
  • Deputies arrest man accused of burglarizing multiple carwashes Play Video

    November 9, 2015 12:35 PM

    PRAIRIEVILLE - Sheriff’s deputies in Ascension Parish said they arrested a man believed be behind the burglary of several area carwashes over the weekend. 53-year-old Hubert Bourgeois was taken into custody Sunday night after deputies responded to reports of burglary at Galvez Carwash in Ascension Parish. Deputies were... more »
  • Investigation into car burglaries leads to standoff ending in teenager's suicide

    November 5, 2015 7:16 PM

    GONZALES - Ascension Parish Sheriff’s Office deputies say a Gonzales teen tragically took his own life while a St. Amant teen was arrested following an ongoing burglary investigation conducted by sheriff’s deputies in Ascension and Livingston parishes. Investigators said the incident happened shortly before midnight when deputies went to... more »
  • Ascension water system clear of deadly amoeba

    October 30, 2015 2:33 PM

    DONALDSONVILLE - Officials say the brain-eating amoeba found in a west Ascension Parish water system this summer has been eradicated. The announcement follows weeks of treatment involving pumping increased amounts of chlorine into water lines outside Donaldsonville. State health officials say water with the amoeba has been safe... more »
  • Ascension, Livingston waterways to remain closed to recreational boat traffic

    October 30, 2015 11:33 AM

    GONZALES – With heavy rain expected this weekend, two parishes are closing recreational boating traffic until further notice. Ascension Parish President Tommy Martinez said Friday that Ascension and Livingston Parishes will remain closed to recreational boating until further notice. The two parishes closed the waterways to recreational boating... more »
  • 92-year-old St. Amant woman fears home may collapse into canal Play Video

    October 27, 2015 6:11 PM

    ST. AMANT - A 92-year-old woman fears her home may collapse into a nearby canal in Ascension Parish if something isn't done to save her residence soon. Her family says water being pumped through the waterway is rapidly chipping away at the land, causing the bulkhead to cave in.... more »
  • Amite River, Diversion Canal closed to recreational boat traffic Play Video

    October 26, 2015 2:54 PM

    GONZALES - Officials in Ascension Parish announced Monday that the Amite River and Diversion Canal waterways will be closed to recreational boat traffic effective immediately and will remain closed until further notice. Ascension Parish President Tommy Martinez signed an executive order Monday morning after officials decided to suspect recreational... more »
  • Waterways closed in Livingston, Ascension parishes due to flooding

    October 26, 2015 10:47 AM

    GONZALES - Authorities in Ascension and Liberty parishes closed waterways to recreational boaters Monday due to high water levels. Emergency managers in both parishes said the waterways would close at noon. In Ascension Parish, emergency managers said the Amite River and Diversion canal would close. The Ascension Parish... more »
  • Matassa, Cointment headed for Ascension Parish president runoff Play Video

    October 25, 2015 1:10 AM

    ASCENSION PARISH – The race for Ascension Parish president hasn’t ended just yet. Gonzales City Council member Kenny Matassa advanced to a runoff against businessman Cloint Cointment. Ascension Parish Councilman Chris Loar followed behind at 22 percent, while Ricky Diggs finished with 8 percent and Clarence Henry Jr. finished... more »
  • 16-year-old to be tried as adult for stabbing Play Video

    October 14, 2015 11:33 AM

    GONZALES - A judge ruled that an Ascension Parish teen accused of killing another teen with a steak knife will be tried for murder as an adult. Sheriff's deputies said the teen, identified today as 16-year-old Jacob Westbrook, stabbed 18-year-old Todd Toups to death while Toups was visiting a... more »
  • Ascension schools test out new math and science program

    October 9, 2015 6:26 PM

    ASCENSION PARISH - It's full steam ahead for a new program that teaches math and science concepts through creative activities. The program is known as STEAM, and the first schools to try it out are Spanish Lake and Prairieville Primary. "It's hands on and it's discovery learning," said... 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 »
  • Drone shot down in Ascension Parish feud Play Video

    October 6, 2015 3:43 PM

    GONZALES - Sheriff's deputies said they're investigating a drone shot down during a dispute between two neighbors in Ascension Parish. Aaron Hernandez said he was flying his $1,200 remote-controlled quadcopter Monday evening at his father's home when his neighbors took a shot at it. Hernandez said the quadcopter was... more »
  • Ascension Parish schools see drop in temporary buildings, but it's still an issue Play Video

    October 5, 2015 6:32 PM

    ASCENSION PARISH - School officials say there are less temporary buildings this school year, but they don't anticipate removing many more unless they get more funding. This school year there are 120 temporary buildings, 30 less than last year. "If the growth were to slow down or stop,... more »
  • Hwy 930 expansion project almost a done deal Play Video

    October 2, 2015 6:26 PM

    PRAIRIEVILLE - Ascension Parish school officials are scheduled to decide whether to approve a road widening project near Prairieville Middle School. DOTD is planning to widen the two-mile stretch of Highway 930 that runs from La. 42 to Causey Road. School officials say it's hard for buses to... more »
  • Harmless snake causes stir at high school volleyball game Play Video

    September 21, 2015 10:29 PM

    GONZALES – Sheriff's deputies called for assistance from the Galvez Lake Fire Department in dealing with a snake that was stuck in the rafters of a high school gym. Parents posted pictures and videos to social media accounts of the snake situation at Ascension Christian High School. The parents... more »
  • Grandmother, grandchild found unharmed after Amber alert issued

    September 19, 2015 2:14 PM

    PRAIRIEVILLE - The Louisiana State Police issued an AMBER Alert Saturday afternoon, reporting they are looking for the estranged husband of a grandmother who may have kidnapped the woman and her two-year-old grandchild, Denim Bureau. Bureau was believed to be in imminent danger. Grandmother and child were found... 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 »
  • 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 »
  • Rain doesn't stop 9/11 services in Ascension Parish Play Video

    September 11, 2015 6:24 PM

    ASCENSION PARISH - Midday rain showers forced Ascension Parish authorities and leaders to change the way they honored those who died in the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks. Instead of raising the flag above fire trucks parked alongside Airline Highway, the group remained inside Fire District #1 where they prayed... more »
  • Fire quickly put out at Geismar plant

    September 11, 2015 4:40 PM

    GEISMAR - A chemical plant in Geismar reported a fire around 3 p.m. was quickly put out with no outside response, according to emergency responders in Ascension Parish. The sheriff's office said a fiberglass pipe at Westlake Chemical caught fire inside the plant, and no chemicals burned. Smoke... more »
  • Four injured, one severely after plant explosion

    September 4, 2015 1:30 AM

    GEISMAR - Authorities in Ascension Parish said four plant workers were injured, one of them severely, when a high-pressure hydrogen line exploded at a plant in Geismar overnight. The explosion caused a fire at the Renewable Energy Group plant around 11 p.m. according to Ascension Parish Sheriff Jeff Wiley.... 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 »
  • 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 »
  • To shoot or not? Advocates frustrated over comments Play Video

    August 12, 2015 11:07 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Domestic violence advocates urged caution Wednesday, two days after an area sheriff told women to arm themselves during a frustrating interview following the murder of a woman allegedly at the hands of her estranged husband. "The reality is, it should never have gotten to the point... 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 »
  • 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 »
  • Apartment managers accused of stealing rent money

    July 30, 2015 11:40 PM

    PRAIRIEVILLE - Deputies arrested a couple, accused of stealing rent money from the apartment complex they managed. Monica Berzas, 43, and her husband Michael, 44, face felony theft charges. Investigators said the pair collected rent from renters, wrote fake receipts and pocketed the money. Deputies believe the pair took... more »
  • Amoeba chlorine burn starts slow 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 »
  • Ascension deputies investigate theft from chemical plant

    July 30, 2015 4:25 PM

    ASCENSION PARISH - Sheriff's deputies reported a theft complaint from a local chemical plant where about 12 pallets of black fencing were stolen from an open yard. Deputies say the fencing included 162 new 8x8 Ameristar Fence sections, along with several 3x3x11 posts with an estimated value $70,000 and... more »
  • Dr. Mindy Calandro on brain-eating amoeba Play Video

    July 29, 2015 11:15 AM

    BATON ROUGE- Health officials recently identified a brain-eating amoeba in Ascension Parish’s water supply. Now, a lot of Louisiana residents are wondering how it’s going to affect them. This morning, Dr. Mindy Calandro from the Baton Rouge Clinic stopped by 2une In to give us more information on the... more »
  • Signal at busy intersection will work for Tuesday commute Play Video

    July 20, 2015 4:46 PM

    PRAIRIEVILLE - Just before 10pm Monday, state traffic control mechanics were able to get a traffic signal working again. The outage was a headache for drivers who use Airline Highway, and the state had warned their headaches could last for a while after the outage. But, after hours of... more »
  • Hwy 42 expansion 2 years from completion

    July 17, 2015 7:12 PM

    BATON ROUGE - The State Bond Commission re-approved millions of dollars to keep dozens of state road projects moving along. Several projects are in the Capital Area. Juban Road in Livingston Parish is being expanded from I-12 to US 190. Essen Lane in East Baton Rouge Parish is being... more »
  • Grant helps pave way for bigger Ascension 911 center

    July 13, 2015 11:27 AM

    GONZALES - Sheriff Jeff Wiley announced Monday that a new grant will help them build and equip a bigger 911 center for Ascension Parish. Wiley said the APSO and state Department of Public Safety have a cooperative endeavor agreement to buy upgrades for the 911 center which is scheduled... more »
  • Taste of Ascension Play Video

    July 7, 2015 8:30 AM

    ASCENSION- The first ever "Taste of Ascension" celebration is coming up in just a few days. The culinary event, hosted by the Ascension Parish Tourism Commission, gives locals and visitors the opportunity to sample delicious meals from restaurants around the parish. Taste of Ascension will highlight some of the... more »
  • Bizarre search for radioactive camera over, found intact Play Video

    June 25, 2015 11:33 AM

    GRAMERCY - State Police said a camera with radioactive materials was found hours after it fell off a truck Thursday morning. Shortly after 8 p.m., authorities said the device was found on Airline Highway, two miles south of I-10. It was intact in a ditch, State Police said. ... more »
  • LA 73 work to be completed by the end of summer

    June 19, 2015 7:00 PM

    PRAIRIEVILLE - The construction on LA 73 is nearing an end as the contractor begins laying asphalt in Ascension Parish. The $15.5 million dollar project was expected to be completed last year, but the deadline was extended because of utility problems and weather delays. DOTD says the work... more »
  • APSO deputies look for 2 suspects in attempted theft

    June 17, 2015 4:14 PM

    PRAIRIEVILLE - Sheriff's deputies in Ascension Parish are looking for two suspects behind the attempted robbery of a Prairieville Smoothie King last Friday. Deputies said two men entered the business, located on Highway 73, and placed an order. One of the men began an argument with the cashier over... more »
  • Ascension schools spending big for upgrades

    June 16, 2015 11:12 PM

    GONZALES - The Ascension Parish School Board decided to spend nearly $2 million to upgrade three schools over the summer. The school system will build an addition to the gymnasium at Donaldsonville High School, add five new classrooms at Galvez Middle School and upgrade utilities at St. Amant High... more »
  • License plate readers could target uninsured drivers Play Video

    June 9, 2015 5:03 PM

    PLAQUEMINE - Uninsured drivers in Louisiana could be the target of license plate readers in a pilot program across nine parishes. Right now the details of Senate Bill 250 are being ironed out by legislators. If the bill is passed into law, Ascension and Iberville Parishes would be two... more »
  • Police working multiple interstate wrecks

    June 3, 2015 12:27 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Multiple wrecks tied up the interstate system around Baton Rouge and sent several people to the hospital before noon Wednesday. Baton Rouge Police closed I-110 South near the Capitol building after an SUV slammed into a concrete barrier. Officers diverted traffic off at the North Ninth... more »
  • Ascension Parish deputies warn of phone scam

    June 1, 2015 11:58 AM

    GONZALES - The Ascension Parish Sheriff's Office says they have received several reports about a telephone scam in which the scammers pretend to be APSO deputies and threaten the victim with jail time unless they send money. Sheriff Jeff Wiley of the Ascension Parish Sheriff's Office says the victims... more »
  • Sex offender wanted for failing to register, home invasion, theft

    May 27, 2015 11:25 AM

    GONZALES - Sheriff's deputies in Ascension Parish asked for the public's help Wednesday in locating a sex offender wanted for failing to register along with home invasion and theft charges. Investigators say 28-year-old Dustin Sanders checked in with the Ascension Parish Sheriff's Office Sex Offender Division to update his... more »
  • Ascension Parish kicks on drainage pumps to avoid flooding Play Video

    May 26, 2015 7:35 PM

    GONZALES - Ascension Parish is working to stay on top of its increasing flooding issues after days of consecutive rain filled many of its water systems. The parish kicked on all six pumps at the Marvin Braud Pumping Station at 4 a.m. Tuesday to prevent low-lying areas from backing... more »
  • Baby killed in crash Tuesday night

    May 5, 2015 11:16 PM

    PRAIRIEVILLE - A five-month-old died in a crash in Ascension Parish, State Police reported late Tuesday. Emanuel Lange, Jr., was killed in the crash and another 13-year-old was hurt when two vehicles collided at the intersection of Highway 61 and Highway 73 around six o'clock Tuesday night. Investigators said... more »
  • Ascension Parish officials release storm debris pick-up schedule

    May 5, 2015 12:49 PM

    GONZALES - Debris pickup following last week's severe storms is entering day 2 in Ascension Parish with locations announced by parish officials Tuesday. The schedule for debris removal efforts through Wednesday in the parish is as follows: Zone 1 North West Crew 1 1. All streets north of... more »
  • Sunshine Bridge overhaul halfway done 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 »
  • Ascension working on debris pickup plans

    April 28, 2015 5:11 PM

    GONZALES - The parish president's office said they're still working on plans to get storm debris in Ascension Parish picked up after Monday's severe weather. Parish President Tommy Martinez said they're still checking how much damage the trees, limbs, debris and brush blown down by Monday's strong winds and... 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 »
  • One dead in Ascension Parish wreck

    April 24, 2015 6:58 PM

    DONALDSONVILLE - Authorities said at least one person is dead in a wreck at the parish line between Ascension and St. James parishes. Officials said the wreck closed LA 3127 at LA 70, southeast of Donaldsonville. Two vehicles were involved, and one person was killed while two others... more »
  • APSO: Sex offender skipped out on registration again

    April 21, 2015 11:26 AM

    GONZALES - Sheriff's deputies said a sex offender in Ascension Parish who has repeatedly ignored registration laws is once again missing, and has a warrant for his arrest. Deputies said 36-year-old Wade Pardue was convicted of carnal knowledge of a juvenile in 1999. After he was released from prison... more »
  • Fake money making rounds in Ascension Parish Play Video

    April 16, 2015 6:21 PM

    ST. AMANT - Deputies have some leads in a funny money scheme where hundreds of dollars in fake bills have been passed around Ascension Parish. Thursday, investigators spent the day questioning people who were seen on surveillance video with the fake money. Earlier in the day, WBRZ cameras recorded... more »
  • Two sought for using counterfeit bills

    April 15, 2015 6:06 PM

    GONZALES - Sheriff's deputies released pictures of two people who investigators said passed counterfeit bills at an Ascension Parish store recently. Investigators said they were called to the Lake Market store on Highway 31 on April 1. Detectives said a man and a woman at the store used the... more »
  • Sandbags out in flood areas

    April 14, 2015 12:12 PM

    GONZALES - Flash flood warnings and high water led Ascension Parish authorities to close some roads and make sandbags available for residents Tuesday. The sheriff's office said Donaldsonville and West Bank residents dealing with high water can pick up sandbags at the West Bank Public Works Barn located on... more »
  • LSP: Person hit, killed while pushing shopping cart across road

    April 10, 2015 10:21 AM

    GONZALES - Louisiana State Police said they're looking into the death of a man who was hit by a vehicle and killed while crossing an Ascension Parish highway. Troopers said the man was pushing a shopping cart across Airline Highway south of LA 74 around 8 p.m. Thursday when... more »
  • Beco Road Bridge closed for repairs

    April 6, 2015 1:27 PM

    ST. AMANT - Parish officials said they're closing the Beco Road bridge in Ascension Parish for repairs starting Monday afternoon. Parish President Tommy Martinez said the bridge which crosses the New River Canal at the intersection of Weber City Road will be closed indefinitely starting at 2 p.m. Monday.... 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 »
  • Two arrested, one sought in Gonzales shooting

    March 31, 2015 5:36 PM

    GONZALES - Sheriff's deputies arrested two suspects and are searching for one other in connection with a shooting overnight in an Ascension Parish subdivision. Deputies accused 20-year-old Emery Young Jr. of Gonzales with eight counts of attempted first-degree murder and illegal use of a weapon. Deputies said 18-year-old Deangelo... more »

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