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  • 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 check to see if lock exists for regeneration 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 check to see if lock exists for regeneration 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 check to see if lock exists for regeneration 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 check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    July 30, 2015 7:46 PM

    MODESTE - Ascension Parish informed residents Thursday of a potential change in the smell of their drinking water. The Parish has pumped chlorine into the ACUD No. 1 water system since Wednesday night after the system tested positive for a brain-eating amoeba. The system serves 1,800 people in the... more »
  • 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 check to see if lock exists for regeneration 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 check to see if lock exists for regeneration 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 check to see if lock exists for regeneration 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 check to see if lock exists for regeneration 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 check to see if lock exists for regeneration 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 check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    May 1, 2015 5:43 PM

    DONALDSONVILLE - The Department of Transportation and Development says it's about halfway done overhauling the Sunshine Bridge, and the bridge should return to four-lanes by early next year. The bridge connects both banks of Ascension Parish, and DOTD estimates that 22,000 vehicles use the bridge daily. Humidity and other... more »
  • 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 check to see if lock exists for regeneration 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 »
  • Former deputy arrested again on child porn charges

    March 27, 2015 11:14 AM

    ST. AMANT - Sheriff's deputies in Ascension Parish said they arrested a former sheriff's deputy accused of using social media to attempt to have sex with a 13-year-old boy and possession of child pornography. Deputies arrested 26-year-old Todd Tripp of St. Amant Thursday and booked him into the parish... more »
  • Census: Ascension Parish top 100 in U.S. growth check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    March 26, 2015 4:22 PM

    GONZALES - One of the fastest growing counties or parishes in the country is Ascension Parish, according to the U.S. Census Bureau. Ascension Parish ranks 89th among the top 100 counties or parishes in the country based on percentage of population growth from 2013 to 2014. In 2013, the... more »
  • New drug pops up in Ascension Parish check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    March 24, 2015 5:35 PM

    PRAIRIEVILLE - A new type of drug that goes by several different names has landed in Ascension Parish for the first time. Butane hash oil, or BHO, was found inside a Prairieville house during a narcotics raid. The new drug caught the eye of Ascension Parish Sheriff's Office narcotics... more »
  • Investigators search for man behind car wash burglaries check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    March 23, 2015 6:45 PM

    PRAIRIEVILLE - A thief, now cashing in quarters in Ascension Parish, could be responsible for similar crimes in East Baton Rouge and Livingston Parishes, according to investigators. Deputies are looking into surveillance video that captured a suspect breaking into a self-serve car wash in Prairieville on Thursday by using... more »
  • 7 arrested, 1 at large in drug bust

    March 19, 2015 5:31 PM

    PRAIRIEVILLE - Sheriff's deputies arrested seven people and said one is still at large as part of a drug investigation in Ascension Parish which narcotics said involved an unusual type of narcotics. Deputies said the arrests were made after an investigation earlier this week which also turned up drugs,... more »
  • Ascension Parish offers haven for fire victims check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    March 6, 2015 3:53 PM

    PRAIRIEVILLE - One special house in Ascension Parish gives victims of fires a place to live after disaster strikes. Along Highway 621 in Prairieville the Ascension Fire House helps fire victims begin the road to recovery. In the past five years nearly two dozen families have used the house... more »
  • Un-masked man arrested, others wanted in home invasion

    March 3, 2015 3:26 PM

    GONZALES - Sheriff's deputies said a 21-year-old turn himself in on charges related to a home invasion where all the accused criminals were wearing masks but him. Kaleb Boudreaux was booked into jail in Ascension Parish late Tuesday. A spokesperson said no bond had been set as of this... more »
  • Prairieville man arrested on aggravated rape charges

    February 27, 2015 4:27 PM

    PRAIRIEVILLE - Sheriff's deputies in Ascension Parish said they arrested a man accused of engaging in inappropriate sexual acts with a juvenile on Wednesday. Deputies received information stating that a 13-year-old girl was possibly being raped by Benjamin Tonguis, 37, over an undisclosed period of time. When Tonguis... more »
  • Deputies search for missing woman in Ascension Parish

    February 23, 2015 3:56 PM

    ASCENSION PARISH - Deputies who are actively looking for a missing 26-year-old woman who went missing earlier this month in Ascension Parish asked for the public's help in locating her Monday evening. Jessica Lynn Karasinski was reported missing on Thursday, Feb. 12 with her last known contact with a... more »
  • Levee plans revealed, residents weigh-in on design check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    February 11, 2015 10:36 PM

    ST. AMANT - Wednesday night, people unprotected from flooding learned about plans to protect them from high water since Ascension Parish is moving forward with a project approved by voters in 1983. Already, pumping stations and a flood-wall have been built. The final piece is a 4.5 mile levee... more »
  • Cool Schools: Dutchtown High School check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    February 10, 2015 7:12 AM

    BATON ROUGE - An English and creative writing teacher in Ascension Parish is being celebrated by her peers and students. Tamara Empson was named Teacher of the Year at Dutchtown High School. "She is just so positive is someone you want to work with, you want to work around... more »
  • Baton Rouge man arrested for child pornography

    February 6, 2015 11:22 AM

    BATON ROUGE - Investigators from the Louisiana State Police Bureau of Investigations Special Victims Unit along with other agencies arrested a Baton Rouge man Thursday after they discovered he was in possession of child pornography in Ascension Parish. Investigators arrested 24-year-old Phillip Rome and booked him into the Ascension... more »
  • Woman sought in theft from Christian school

    February 4, 2015 4:44 PM

    GONZALES- Sheriff's deputies asked for the public's help identifying a women who stole money from a local Christian elementary school. An unidentified female stole $100 from a purse in an Ascension Christian Elementary School classroom last month according to Chief Deputy Tony Bacala with the Ascension Parish Sheriff's Office.... more »
  • Meeting scheduled to talk about new levee check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    February 2, 2015 10:39 PM

    ST. AMANT- Next week, parish officials will discuss a proposed levee system that would protect the area from backwater flooding. Work is moving forward on the extension of the Laurel Ridge Levee. The levee currently ends at Gold Place Road. Engineers have plans to extend it to Wall Cemetery... more »
  • Seat belt violation leads to mobile meth lab bust

    February 2, 2015 2:35 PM

    GONZALES - Detectives with the Ascension Parish Sheriff's Office arrested three people and shut down what turned out to be a mobile meth cooking operation after they pulled over a vehicle for a seat belt violation on Friday. Detectives said they stopped a vehicle shortly after it pulled out... more »
  • Wrecks slow, shut down highways around Baton Rouge

    January 30, 2015 1:17 PM

    PRAIRIEVILLE - Two wrecks slowed traffic or shut down highways around the Baton Rouge area Friday morning. Traffic along I-10 East into Ascension Parish remained backed up around noon after a dump truck overturned on the shoulder of the road. The truck was hauling gravel and no one was... more »
  • Residents praise sheriff's office alert system Play Video

    January 27, 2015 5:34 PM

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

    January 27, 2015 2:50 PM

    GONZALES - Deputies re-arrested a man who investigators said broke free during an arrest in Ascension Parish last night. A department spokesperson said Ricardo Rodriguez is wanted for sex crimes out of Georgia. An APSO deputy stopped Rodriguez Monday night in the area of Airline Highway and Highway... more »
  • Three accused of attempted murder in deputy shooting check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    January 21, 2015 2:43 PM

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

    January 20, 2015 11:44 PM

    DONALDSONVILLE - Authorities from central Florida are headed to Ascension Parish where a man wanted for a violent robbery outside Tampa was arrested after a Louisiana sheriff's deputy was shot. John McMullen, 35, was arrested after an hours-long run from the law following the altercation near downtown Donaldsonville Tuesday.... more »
  • Suspect caught in deputy shooting Play Video

    January 20, 2015 3:17 PM

    DONALDSONVILLE - Ascension Parish Sheriff's deputies apprehended a man involved in the shooting of a deputy earlier Tuesday. A spokesperson for the department said John Wesley McMullen, 35, was taken into custody around 7:30 Tuesday evening. McMullen, who was only identified for most of the afternoon by a photograph... more »
  • Man arrested for 4 business burglaries in Ascension, EBR

    January 14, 2015 2:17 PM

    PRAIRIEVILLE - A man accused of a series of smash-and-grab burglaries in Ascension Parish and East Baton Rouge Parish is now behind bars. Deputies say Eric Glascock, of Prairieville, burglarized three different businesses in Gator Plaza on Highway 431 on Saturday. The East Baton Rouge Parish Sheriff's Office reported... more »
  • Gonzales Police bust man accused of vehicle burglaries

    January 14, 2015 12:50 PM

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

    January 13, 2015 3:36 PM

    SAINT AMANT - Sheriff's deputies in Ascension Parish asked for the public's help in locating a suspect accused of breaking into and burglarizing several businesses in a Saint Amant strip mall on Saturday night. Detectives said Eric Glascock, 42, is wanted for three counts of simple burglary and criminal... more »
  • Teen remains critical days after ATV crash check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    January 1, 2015 9:45 PM

    SORRENTO - A teen is still in critical condition after an ATV crash on New Year's Eve. It happened on Highway 22 in Ascension Parish. The ATV collided with a car around 10 p.m., according to the Ascension Parish Sheriff's Office. Dakota Guedry, 18, suffered multiple injuries including... more »
  • Tow truck returns car without tires, owner wants reimbursement

    December 29, 2014 10:31 PM

    BATON ROUGE - A tow truck company is not saying much after it returned a car without wheels to an Ascension Parish man. "I paid $1600 I pay for towing and storage and my vehicle doesn't have wheels on it?" Kwan Robinson asked Monday. On Christmas Eve, Capitol... more »
  • Deputies search for man accused of buying stolen sign

    December 29, 2014 11:20 AM

    PRAIRIEVILLE - Sheriff's deputies in Ascension Parish are searching for a man accused of buying an antique sign that was stolen from a Prairieville restaurant earlier this month. The vintage Esso sign adorned the exterior of Tommy's Fish House in Prairieville for several years until it disappeared on a... more »
  • Man wanted in overnight killing surrenders check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    December 24, 2014 10:33 AM

    PRAIRIEVILLE - Sheriff's deputies said a man wanted in connection with an overnight homicide in Prairieville surrendered to the Ascension Parish Sheriff's Office Wednesday morning. Deputies said 23-year-old Kevin Sheppard is accused him of killing 22-year-old Lewis Sanchez of Denham Springs and wounding 18-year-old Joshua Perez of Gonzales. ... more »
  • Gonzales woman wanted for cashing forged, stolen check

    December 11, 2014 4:29 PM

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

    December 10, 2014 4:49 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Nearly a dozen illegal immigrants spent the afternoon in Federal Court after they were caught in an SUV on I-12 in October. Most of them are being held in the Ascension Parish Jail. WBRZ has learned the nine passengers and driver were in route from Texas... more »
  • Driver killed in La. 30 construction zone crash

    December 3, 2014 1:32 PM

    GONZALES - A driver died overnight after State Police said they wrecked at an Ascension Parish construction zone, the second wreck to happen there in recent days. Troopers said Kirk Canova, 42, died after he smashed into a dump truck on Highway 30 west of I-10 near South St.... more »
  • Deputies look for man behind hunting camp burglary

    December 1, 2014 5:08 PM

    ST. AMANT - Sheriff's deputies in Ascension Parish asked for the public's help identifying a man accused of stealing a golf cart from a hunting camp in St. Amant last month. Deputies said the suspect was captured by video surveillance cameras at the camp on Poirrier Road on Thursday,... more »
  • EXCLUSIVE: Husband talks about protecting wife from kidnapper check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    December 1, 2014 10:16 AM

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

    November 26, 2014 1:43 PM

    DONALDSONVILLE - Sheriff's deputies in Ascension Parish are looking for information on a man accused of stealing several iPods from a Donaldsonville department store last month. Deputies said the man was captured on security cameras as he entered the Donaldsonville Wal-Mart shortly after it opened on a morning in... more »
  • Man killed in single vehicle crash near Sorrento

    November 26, 2014 11:28 AM

    SORRENTO - State police are investigating a single vehicle crash that killed a Baton Rouge man early Wednesday morning in Ascension Parish. According to troopers, the crash that took the life of 27-year-old Brandon Jamal Guillory happened shortly after 5:15 a.m. when his vehicle ran off I-10 west of... more »
  • Cool Schools: Spanish Lake Primary check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    November 25, 2014 7:47 AM

    GEISMAR - Louisiana is known for its live music. Playing instruments, signing and dancing are all part of our heritage. 5th graders at Spanish Lake Primary School in Ascension Parish are getting a head start on the tradition by learning to play ukulele. "They are in the classroom all... more »
  • Sorrento chief: People 'don't need to know' what I'm doing check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    November 20, 2014 5:52 PM

    SORRENTO - After leaving the police department locked up for two days while she was sick, Fern Barnett was back in the office today, but wouldn't go into detail on her daily routine as the newly elected chief of police. As a News 2 camera rolled, Barnett was asked... more »
  • 17th Christmas Crusade underway in Ascension Parish

    November 12, 2014 11:56 AM

    PRAIRIEVILLE - Sheriff Jeff Wiley announced Wednesday that their annual Christmas Crusade has begun to collect toys and donations for families in Ascension Parish. Wiley said the program has provided thousands of children with toys for Christmas in the past 17 years. In 2013, the Christmas Crusade was able... more »
  • Deputies use pellet gun to defuse 'Drano bomb'

    October 27, 2014 4:14 PM

    PRAIRIEVILLE - Sheriff's deputies in Ascension Parish said they defused a "Drano bomb" that was placed in the driveway of a Prairieville home on Sunday morning. The homemade bomb, made using a plastic soda bottle, the drain cleaning product Drano and other elements, was detonated by a deputy who... more »
  • Ascension Veterans Day Parade needs volunteers check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    October 24, 2014 5:10 PM

    BATON ROUGE - The Ascension Veterans Association is in need of some help from the public to honor veterans and individuals in active service during their November parade in Gonzales. Brent Gautreau and David McIntyre stopped by the set of our 4 p.m. broadcast on Friday to ask people... more »
  • Donaldsonville man arrested on multiple drug charges

    October 23, 2014 2:44 PM

    DONALDSONVILLE- A man who narcotics detectives in Ascension Parish have been able to buy marijuana and cocaine from over the past four months, is now behind bars. Just before midnight Wednesday, detectives searched the Donaldsonville home of Romel Julien and found a large quantity of cocaine, marijuana, heroin, and... more »
  • Sen. Dan Claitor's mother dies from crash injuries

    October 23, 2014 10:38 AM

    PRAIRIEVILLE - The mother of state Senator Dan Claitor has died from injuries she sustained during a wreck in Ascension Parish over the weekend, according to Louisiana State Police. Nancy Claitor, 80, along with her husband Robert Claitor, 88, were taken to a Baton Rouge area hospital after they... more »

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