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  • Ascension to begin aerial mosquito spraying

    September 28, 2016 3:38 PM

    GONZALES - Ascension Parish will begin spraying for mosquitoes from an airplane. Parish government announced Wednesday, aerial spraying will begin in the coming days. Flooding and subsequent rain storms have left pooling water that breed mosquitoes. The bugs are becoming a growing problem. Already, Baton Rouge has increased spraying... more »
  • Ascension works to rebury caskets and vaults following flood

    September 27, 2016 11:43 AM

    GONZALES - Reburial of damaged or dislodged caskets and vaults will begin soon, Ascension Parish announced Tuesday. Family members of remains already identified are in the process of being notified. Other families, though, are asked to report the conditions of family grave sites. There are a number of caskets... more »
  • State announces Ascension Parish I-10 widening project Play Video

    September 13, 2016 3:26 PM

    BATON ROUGE - State transit leaders announced details of a planned widening project for I-10 through parts of Ascension Parish. I-10 will be widened from Highland Road in East Baton Rouge to Highway 73 in Ascension Parish. The widening project covers about seven miles of interstate between the two... more »
  • Bluff Road fully reopens to traffic Tuesday

    September 13, 2016 3:10 PM

    PRAIRIEVILLE - Bluff Road in Ascension Parish fully reopened in both directions Tuesday. For the first time since the August flood, Bluff Road/ La 928 will be able to support traffic in both directions. Water covered the entire highway and since September 8 , two-way traffic had to share... more »
  • Man killed in Ascension Friday night crash

    September 10, 2016 10:22 AM

    PRAIRIEVILLE - A 43-year-old man died after being thrown from his truck during a crash Friday night. The wreck happened at the intersection of US 61 and LA 73 around 9 p.m. State Police said Robert Edwards, Gonzales, was driving a larger pickup behind a sedan when he ran... more »
  • Sources: 1 killed in crash on Airline Hwy

    September 9, 2016 11:52 PM

    BATON ROUGE- Sources say one person was killed in a car wreck Friday night. It happened on Airline Highway near Old Jefferson around 10 p.m.It's unclear what caused the crash. Authorities have not released any information at this time. Check back for updates. more »
  • Bluff Road reopens with partial single-lane, shared traffic Play Video

    September 8, 2016 5:01 PM

    PRAIRIEVILLE - For the first time since flood water swamped the area around the Spanish Lake Basin, traffic returned to Bluff Road Thursday. Though, it's not an easy drive since water still covers on lane of Bluff Road. Drivers will share the southbound lane and travel be regulated by... more »
  • Ascension Parish relaxes some rebuilding guidelines Play Video

    September 2, 2016 4:47 PM

    GONZALES- Ascension Parish President Kenny Matassa temporarily suspended a provision that requires all homes to be built one foot above the record inundation elevation. The hope is that will eventually allow people to get back into their homes faster. This does not apply to residents living below the base flood... more »
  • Ascension officials release web app for documenting flooding

    September 2, 2016 3:30 PM

    GONZALES - Ascension Parish officials announced a dedicated photo sharing web app on Friday aimed at helping residents document damage from recent record flooding. Ascension Parish President Kenny Matassa announced the site as part of efforts by parish officials to rebuilding the community after the historic flooding event. ... 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 »
  • Additional cut to be made in road to increase flood relief

    August 25, 2016 3:53 PM

    ST. GABRIEL - Iberville Parish officials are preparing massive sandbags that will be dropped into a cut section of highway being used to drain Spanish Lake Basin should a tropical weather system impact south Louisiana next week. Meteorologists are closely monitoring Invest 99. Click HERE for the latest from... more »
  • Thousands remain under boil water advisory in Ascension Parish

    August 25, 2016 10:34 AM

    SORRENTO - Large swaths of Ascension Parish remain under boil advisories following recent catastrophic flooding in the region, according to the APOHSEP. Parish officials recently posted an updated list of public water systems currently under boil water advisory due to the recent floods. According to the population totals,... more »
  • Ascension Parish debris removal information released

    August 24, 2016 6:41 PM

    GONZALES – Officials in Ascension Parish say up to 40,000 homes were impacted by water in the parish. According to an estimate released Wednesday, more than 80,000 people in Ascension Parish were affected by last week’s historic flooding. Nearly 800 businesses were also flooded. Spokesperson Lester Kenyon said... more »
  • Ascension Parish releases plan to accommodate students affected by flooding

    August 24, 2016 5:23 PM

    ASCENSION PARISH - Ascension Parish Public Schools released their temporary education plan for schools that are currently under remediation due to flood waters so that students can continue their education at alternate locations. The plan is available in detail at www.apsb.org/page/flood-recovery-temporary-education-plan . Galvez Primary -Kindergarten, 1st &... more »
  • Debris removal coming soon to Ascension Parish Play Video

    August 21, 2016 10:50 PM

    GONZALES – Inside homes across Ascension Parish, materials and memories are being ripped from walls and thrown into the street. “It’s just like a nightmare that won’t end, can’t wake up from,” Brandon Settoon said. “It’s everything we had and bought over the last 25 years is gone.” ... more »
  • Ascension, Iberville officials devise plan to drain Spanish Lake

    August 18, 2016 5:37 PM

    SPANISH LAKE - Officials in Ascension and Iberville parishes are putting a plan into motion to relieve flooding in the area around Spanish Lake. Flood water remains in communities off of Bluff Road and in St. Gabriel, and if nothing is done officials suspect that water could remain for... more »
  • Ascension officials provide Thursday flood briefing Play Video

    August 18, 2016 9:55 AM

    ASCENSION PARISH - Ascension Office of Homeland Security and Emergency Preparedness officials released a video briefing for residents regarding flood conditions on Thursday morning. A range of relevant topics including flood status, scams, continued road closures, donation points and other topics are covered. Check out the video update... more »
  • National Guard will patrol St. Amant streets overnight

    August 17, 2016 10:45 PM

    ST. AMANT – National Guard truck with Ascension Parish deputies will be patrolling the streets of St. Amant Wednesday night. Fire Chief James LeBlanc advised residents to remain aware of people traveling around their property. Leblanc says that residents should question people, ask who they are, record numbers from... more »
  • Ascension schools will remain closed

    August 17, 2016 4:52 PM

    GONZALES - Similar to Livingston Parish , Ascension Parish Schools officials are unsure about when schools will reopen in the wake of the flooding this week. Six schools in Ascension Parish have water, officials announced in a news conference Wednesday afternoon. A number of schools were unaccessible as of... more »
  • Boil water advisory in effect for some Ascension subdivisions

    August 16, 2016 1:59 PM

    ASCENSION PARISH - A boil water advisory is now in effect for some water systems in Ascension Parish. The advisory was issued by the Diversion Water Company. The following neighborhoods are affected: Bayou Estates New River River Run Cypress Lakes The company says the boil advisory was... more »
  • Voluntary evacuations spread as flood waters rise in Ascension

    August 15, 2016 11:54 PM

    SORRENTO - Ascension Parish residents are preparing for the worst on Monday night as flood water began to creep across major roadways. Parts of Airline Highway are underwater due to the heavy rains that fell across the area earlier last weekend. Parish officials are predicting that both sides... more »
  • Most people in Livingston Parish lost everything, sheriff says

    August 15, 2016 11:25 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Rescue efforts stretched into their fourth day on Monday as a new week began along with the first glimmerings of recovery in an area decimated by floods over the weekend. More than 15,000 people were rescued in Livingston Parish alone since Friday with those efforts remaining... more »
  • Ascension officials dispel rumors of levee breach

    August 15, 2016 4:45 AM

    ASCENSION PARISH - Parish officials provided a Sunday evening update of ongoing flood conditions in Ascension. Interactive Ascension Parish Flood Maps are available: Elevation Floodzone With water levels rising at a rapid rate, areas north of Hwy 42 and east of Hwy 421 are expected to... more »
  • Sandbags available for Ascension and West Baton Rouge Parish residents

    August 10, 2016 6:07 PM

    GONZALES – Sandbags are now available at different locations across Ascension Parish and West Baton Rouge Parish Wednesday as officials prep for rainfall over the next few days. More than 30,000 pre-filled sand bags are available for Ascension Parish residents at the following locations: Prairieville Fire Department... more »
  • Ascension Parish schools welcome students back on first day Play Video

    August 8, 2016 8:05 PM

    BATON ROUGE – Over 20 Ascension Parish schools welcomed 22,000 students on Monday. For Dutchtown Principal, Carli Francois, the beginning of school this year was something she has been waiting for. "I miss them terribly, the first couple of weeks, and we appreciate the quiet, while we analyze... more »
  • Second councilman calls on Ascension Pres. Matassa to resign

    August 7, 2016 10:16 PM

    GONZALES - A second Ascension Parish council member is calling for Parish President Kenny Matassa to step down after allegations of bribery surfaced last week. District 4 Council member Daniel "Doc" Satterlee released a statement Sunday afternoon saying that the people of Ascension Parish deserve better than to have... more »
  • Two councilmen question Matassa's political future

    August 4, 2016 11:08 AM

    GONZALES - There is dissension on the Ascension Parish Council amid allegations the parish president was involved in a bribe. This week, the WBRZ Investigative Unit reported audio recordings purportedly captured Parish President Kenny Matassa paying Wayne Lawson not to run for a seat on the Gonzales City Council.... more »
  • Kenny Matassa releases statement; attorney says alleged bribe was really a loan Play Video

    August 3, 2016 1:04 PM

    GONZALES - An attorney for Ascension Parish President Kenny Matassa said his client will not resign. Matassa retained Lance Unglesby Tuesday following reports about allegations Matassa bribed someone to not run in a Gonzales City Council election. Monday, WBRZ.com was first to report the Ascension Parish District Attorney... more »
  • Man who recorded Kenny Matassa offering bribe lifts his silence Play Video

    August 2, 2016 4:58 PM

    GONZALES- Tonight, the man who claims he received $1,200 and the promise of a parish job from Ascension Parish President Kenny Matassa and Businessman Olin Berthelot is lifting his silence. Wayne Lawson said he was wearing a recording device the entire time and quickly gave the money back. "It was... more »
  • Ascension public schools fight bullying with new campaign

    July 28, 2016 8:29 AM

    GONZALES - The Ascension Parish school district is partnering with the Ascension Parish Sheriff's Office to give students a simple, anonymous way to report bullying. In the coming school year, students will be able to text 847411, type in APSO and their message about a bullying incident and send it... 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 »
  • 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 »
  • Four teens arrested, one at large, in Ascension home invasion

    July 3, 2016 9:34 PM

    ST. AMANT – Deputies in Ascension Parish say that four teens were arrested and another person is on the run after a home invasion in St. Amant Sunday morning. According to Ascension Parish Sheriff's Office Lt. Col. Ward Webb, the incident happened around 3:30 a.m. at a home on... more »
  • Ascension Parish seeing nutria problem Play Video

    June 28, 2016 7:53 PM

    ASCENSION PARISH – Nutria are seeking their teeth into the peace of mind of residents in Ascension Parish. The rodents have been digging into a family's property and it seems to be a wide-spread problem throughout the area that keep animal removal specialists busy. Nutria have been digging their way... more »
  • Search for Ascension Superintendent starts over Play Video

    June 24, 2016 6:15 PM

    ASCENSION PARISH - Finding a new superintendent hasn't been easy for school board members in Ascension Parish. After narrowing the search down to four finalists, board members decided to advertise the position again. "We have big shoes to fill," said Patricia Russo, president of the school board. ... more »
  • Ascension school board reopens superintendent search

    June 22, 2016 9:06 AM

    GONZALES - The Ascension Parish School Board has reopened its search for a superintendent. The board is looking at possibly hiring its next superintendent Aug. 9, the second day of the new school year. The board voted Tuesday to reserve the right to stop the process of winnowing candidates at... more »
  • Former deputy accused of sex with 14-year-old bonds out Play Video

    June 20, 2016 10:47 AM

    GONZALES - A former Ascension Parish Sheriff's deputy bonded out Monday after a judge set his bond at $125,000 following his arrest late last week when he was accused of having sex with a 14-year-old girl while on the job. Investigators said William Lanoux met the teen on a... more »
  • Man sentenced to 45 years in prison for car wash burglaries

    June 16, 2016 6:40 PM

    PRAIRIEVILLE – A man responsible for several Ascension Parish car wash burglaries last year was sentenced today to 45 years in prison, according to the District Attorney's office. Hubert Bourgeois, 53, was sentenced after several similar burglaries of car washes in Ascension and East Baton Rouge parishes last year.... more »
  • Ascension Parish ride-sharing ordinance met with unanimous approval Play Video

    June 3, 2016 9:44 AM

    DONALDSONVILLE - Ascension Parish President Kenny Matassa says the Parish Council voted unanimously to adopt his proposed ride-sharing ordinance. “I am ready to welcome a new business to Ascension Parish,” President Matassa said. “With this ordinance, companies like Uber can provide alternate transportation services to our residents and visitors.... more »
  • Impairment suspected in deadly Ascension Parish motorcycle crash

    May 27, 2016 9:15 AM

    GONZALES - Troopers say a Baton Rouge man was killed in a motorcycle wreck in Ascension Parish early Friday morning. 57-year-old Brion Landry died from injuries sustained during the single-vehicle crash that happened on LA 429 (Weber City Road) near the intersection of Roddy Road at around 2 a.m.... more »
  • Deputies investigate Prairieville vehicle burglaries

    May 23, 2016 12:22 PM

    PRAIRIEVILLE - Sheriff’s deputies in Ascension Parish took to Facebook Monday morning to look for leads in a string of vehicle burglaries that happened in Prairieville last week. Deputies say they’re searching for man who appears in surveillance footage breaking into cars in the Parker Road/Fountainbleau area of Prairieville.... more »
  • Suspected drunk driver arrested after passenger killed in crash

    May 20, 2016 3:08 PM

    ST. AMANT - A Prairieville man was arrested after a passenger in his vehicle died following an early morning crash in Ascension Parish. 27-year-old Jot Willeford was booked on charges of vehicular homicide, vehicular negligent injuring, no seat belt and operating a vehicle with an expired driver’s license. ... more »
  • Uber could come to Ascension Parish with council ordinance

    May 18, 2016 2:37 PM

    GONZALES - The Ascension Parish President says the Parish Council is to consider the introduction of an ordinance that would allow ride-hailing services like Uber and Lyft to operate within the boundaries of the parish. The ordinance will be discussed at a Thursday meeting of parish officials. “This... more »
  • 'I did a terrible job,' Matassa says of how he handled employee's firing

    May 17, 2016 1:18 PM

    GONZALES - In a letter emailed to WBRZ Tuesday afternoon, Ascension Parish President Kenny Matassa apologized for his handling of an employee's termination recently. The firing of planning director Ricky Compton was the focus of a WBRZ Investigative Unit report last week . In a recording, land owner Dempsey... more »
  • Was a high ranking parish employee fired over campaign promise? Play Video

    May 12, 2016 4:57 PM

    GONZALES- Tonight, there are allegations the "good ole boy" network is running strong in Ascension Parish. A prominent land owner claims he brought Parish President Kenny Matassa money to fire a high ranking parish employee. That land owner donated hundreds of dollars to Kenny Matassa. What is unclear tonight was... more »
  • Ascension commission to discuss AG's opinion on subdivision denial Play Video

    May 11, 2016 12:49 PM

    DONALDSONVILLE - The Ascension Parish Planning and Zoning Commission will meet Wednesday night to discuss recent developments in the battle over the commission’s ability to deny subdivision development in the parish. The commission just received documentation from the Attorney General’s Office that represents an evaluation of how much discretion... more »
  • Ascension Parish breaks ground on Conway Plantation development Play Video

    May 10, 2016 7:58 PM

    ASCENSION-Ascension Parish broke ground on an upscale neighborhood development on Tuesday. The development is called the Conway Plantation and is more than 300 acres land located right off of Highway 44. It is expected to include about 1,000 single homes and 500 apartments with restaurants and shops. Mayor of Gonzales,... more »
  • Proposed Comite River Diversion Canal gets land boost

    May 10, 2016 10:13 AM

    BATON ROUGE - Officials who are trying to dig the proposed Comite River Diversion Canal have purchased more than 300 acres of wetlands to offset the ecological impact of the construction. The $1.5 million purchase last week is by far the largest land buy so far. While the deal... more »
  • New cameras catching litterbugs in Ascension Play Video

    May 4, 2016 5:32 PM

    ASCENSION PARISH - Four men from Ascension Parish and a Zachary woman were ticketed for littering over the past week in three separate incidents. The Ascension Parish Sheriff’s Office says they responded to a complaint of trash dumping at the intersection of Saint Elmo Road and Stanford Levy Road... more »
  • Ascension Parish teacher to be recognized at White House

    April 29, 2016 2:50 PM

    GONZALES - An Ascension Parish public school teacher will be recognized at the White House with the distinction of being one of the “great educators across the country.” Duplessis Primary School master teacher Shaneka Burnett will travel to Washington D.C. to attend an event at the White House recognizing the... more »
  • Deputies make 5th arrest in 2015 Donaldsonville double murder

    April 19, 2016 12:23 PM

    DONALDSONVILLE - Sheriff’s deputies in Ascension Parish announced the arrest of a fifth person in connection with a 2015 double murder in Donaldsonville. APSO says the arrest of Demond Foley came through a joint effort with the New Orleans Police Department and the U.S. Marshals late Friday evening at... more »
  • Man sentenced to 40 years in 1990 Ascension Parish murder case Play Video

    April 18, 2016 1:05 PM

    GONZALES - A man who pleaded guilty to the rape, kidnapping and murder of his aunt in 1990 was sentenced to 40 years on a kidnapping charge in Ascension Parish Monday morning. Kenneth Lavigne was sentenced back in January to 21 years for the murder. Lavigne will serve 61... more »
  • Prairieville pilot killed in Fla. plane crash

    April 11, 2016 7:28 PM

    PRAIRIEVILLE - A 49-year-old pilot from Ascension Parish died in a plane crash in Florida over the weekend. Additional details of the crash were released Monday. Ross Grand died in the crash at the Ocala International Airport. Authorities said his plane went down shortly after reporting an issue with... more »
  • Ascension declares April as Child Abuse Prevention Month

    April 8, 2016 3:39 PM

    ASCENSION- Ascension Parish President Kenny Matassa declared April as “Child Abuse Prevention Month” in the parish. Matassa presented the proclamation to Erin Mire, the advocate supervisor with Children Advocacy Services (CAS) Gonzales Regional Office, at the April 7 parish council meeting in Donaldsonville. Mire said that CAS served 70 children... more »
  • Ascension Council passes new impact fee unanimously

    April 7, 2016 7:52 PM

    DONALDSONVILLE- Soon it will be more expensive to buy a home in Ascension Parish. Wednesday evening, the Ascension Parish Council unanimously voted to add an "impact fee" to the cost of buying a home in the parish. This extra money, will go towards maintaining roads in the... more »
  • BREAKING: I-10 in Ascension Parish will close late Friday

    April 1, 2016 9:59 PM

    ASCENSION PARISH – Part of I-10 will close in both directions Friday night in Ascension Parish so workers can clean up storm damage and restore power. Entergy reports around 500 outages off Cornerview Road, and power lines that cross the interstate have to be repaired. According to State... more »
  • Ascension Parish to start cleaning up debris Tuesday Play Video

    March 29, 2016 7:14 AM

    GONZALES- Trucks are getting ready start picking up debris left behind by recent flooding in Ascension Parish. Parish officials are asking residents to keep a few things in mind when setting debris out on the street. The Ascension Parish Office of Homeland Security and Emergency Preparedness Director Rick... more »
  • Ascension Parish debris cleanup to start next Tuesday

    March 24, 2016 3:43 PM

    ASCENSION - Ascension Parish President Kenny Matassa announced that debris removal will start next week due to the recent flooding that has occurred in the area. Parish crews will begin removing debris on Tuesday, Mar. 29 Residents are asked to begin separating debris by type and move it to the... more »
  • Ascension Parish president announces top 10 projects for the year

    March 21, 2016 12:48 PM

    GONZALES - Ascension Parish President Kenny Matassa announced Monday that his administration will focus on ten top projects to complete this year. 1) Road projects involving the St. Landry Road/Endenborne extension and the St. Landry Road/Ashland Road connector to ease traffic congestion along Hwy. 30. 2) Two waste water... more »
  • Ascension Parish man sentenced to 50 years for child molestation

    March 18, 2016 5:27 PM

    ASCENSION - An Ascension Parish man was sentenced Friday to 50 years for child molestation in 2013, according to the Ascension Parish Sheriff’s Office. On Sept. 18 2015, 45-year old Henry Lewis of Prairieville, was found guilty by an Ascension Parish jury for the above charge. Two years earlier, Lewis... more »
  • Ascension, Livingston waterways to reopen Saturday

    March 18, 2016 12:37 PM

    ASCENSION - Boaters in Ascension and Livingston Parishes can return to waterways this weekend. Ascension Parish President Kenny Matassa announced on Friday that all Ascension Parish waterways will be re-open to recreational boat traffic starting at Midnight Saturday. Waterways were closed to boaters last week after sever weather battered... more »
  • Ascension Parish added to federal disaster area Play Video

    March 17, 2016 11:49 AM

    BATON ROUGE – State officials announced Thursday that Ascension Parish has been added to the list of locations to receive federal disaster aid. Governor John Bel Edwards asked President Barack Obama Wednesday to consider adding Allen, Ascension and Calcasieu parishes to areas receiving assistance. Edwards said floodwater has damaged... more »
  • Ascension Parish justice of the peace removed for misconduct

    March 16, 2016 5:19 AM

    NEW ORLEANS- The Louisiana Supreme Court has removed Ascension Parish Justice of the Peace Leroy Laiche Jr. from office over judicial misconduct. The court also Tuesday ordered Laiche, who served in the Second Justice of the Peace Court in Prairieville, to pay back the $14,244 that it cost the state... more »
  • UPDATE: Mississippi driver dies in La. Hwy 429 crash, State Police say

    March 14, 2016 9:19 AM

    St. Amant - Troopers from Louisiana State Police Troop A investigated a single vehicle crash on LA 429 east of LA 431 in Ascension Parish that occurred on Sunday around 10 p.m. State Police report the crash took the life of 21-year-old Tyler Talbert of Toomsuba, MS. According to State... more »
  • Ascension OHSEP urges residents to 'stay vigilant'

    March 14, 2016 8:11 AM

    ASCENSION- Leaders in Ascension Parish are urging residents to stay vigilant as the area prepares for more flood waters to move in. The Ascension Parish Office of Homeland Security and Emergency Preparedness is urging residents north of LA Hwy 42 to be prepared as the Amite River prepares to crest.... more »
  • Amite River crest lessened, officials still expect flooding Play Video

    March 13, 2016 3:45 PM

    GONZALES – Officials in Ascension Parish said Sunday that the Amite River crests have lessened, but residents near waterways will still be impacted early this week. “The potential for widespread flooding throughout Ascension Parish has lessened, but we still want our residents to be vigilant,” President Kenny Matassa said.... more »
  • Ascension officials to residents: Prepare for Allison-like backwater flooding

    March 11, 2016 8:26 PM

    GONZALES – Ascension Parish officials issued a warning to residents late Friday night about backwater flooding after rain storms Thursday and Friday. “ It is predicted that we will be experiencing similar flooding to that of Tropical Storm Allison in 2001,” Parish President Kenny Matassa said in a news... 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 »
  • Schools in several parishes closed Friday

    March 10, 2016 4:17 PM

    With several roads closed due to heavy rainfall and storms still rolling through, multiple parishes have announced their public schools will be closed on Friday. St. Helena, Livingston, Ascension, St. James, East Feliciana, West Feliciana and Tangipahoa parishes have announced they'll remain closed due to flooding. Private schools... more »
  • High water leads to road closures in Ascension Parish Play Video

    March 10, 2016 3:33 PM

    DONALDSONVILLE - Ascension Parish sheriff's deputies say several roads are already closed due to high water that has risen as heavy rainfall began Thursday afternoon. The current closures are located in West Ascension Parish and are as follows: St. Patrick Street at Williams Street St. Patrick at the underpass Iberville... more »
  • Ascension Schools cancel Friday classes

    March 10, 2016 3:10 PM

    GONZALES – School leaders in Ascension Parish announced that all after school activities scheduled for Thursday and classes Friday will be canceled. The schoolboard’s decision to cancel activities follows Jay Dardenne’s announcement that state offices in 36 parishes will close early Thursday and remain closed Friday. This is... more »
  • Ascension Parish Public Schools to remain open despite forecasted severe weather

    March 9, 2016 5:57 PM

    DONALDSONVILLE - Ascension Parish Public Schools say they’ll remain open Thursday despite a severe weather threat, but officials say they’re continuing to monitor the situation and will post updates online. A release from school administrators Wednesday afternoon said that officials continue to actively monitor weather forecasts, and they are... more »
  • In superintendent selection process, Ascension to hire search firm

    March 8, 2016 10:12 AM

    DONALDSONVILLE- Wednesday, the school board in Ascension Parish will hear from search firms hoping to get the contract to find the system's next superintendent. Earlier this year, current superintendent Patrice Pujol announced she would be retiring in the spring after working in the district for more than three decades.... more »
  • Ascension Parish readies sandbag stations ahead of possible flooding Play Video

    March 7, 2016 3:41 PM

    GONZALES - Ascension Parish President Kenny Matassa said Monday that parish drainage, public works and emergency management departments are ready and monitoring weather forecasts for the immediate area in anticipation of predicted stormy weather for later this week. “Our departments are poised and ready should the need arise," Matassa... more »

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