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  • Deputies: Child heard shots that killed mother Play Video

    July 21, 2014 9:56 PM

    DONALDSONVILLE - A six-year-old spent Monday night with family members after deputies said her father shot and killed her mother while the child was inside their home in Ascension Parish. Hours before the child was given to relatives, detectives found Shella "Shay" Howard shot to death in her bathroom.... more »
  • Fuel theft investigation widens Play Video

    July 21, 2014 3:48 PM

    GONZALES - Authorities said they're investigating if more people helped a former parish worker to steal thousands of dollars worth of fuel from Ascension Parish. Corey Richard, a former parish maintenance worker, is in jail and accused of stealing nearly $7,000 worth of fuel. Investigators believe Richard was using... more »
  • Man accused of shooting, killing wife

    July 21, 2014 3:43 PM

    DONALDSONVILLE - Sheriff's deputies arrested a Donaldsonville man after they said he shot and killed his wife Monday. Deputies accused Jaris Howard, 31, of second-degree murder in the death of 27-year-old Shella Howard. Investigators said they were called to the couple's home on Maginnis Street where they found... more »
  • Gonzales man killed in Ascension Parish crash

    July 21, 2014 5:56 AM

    GONZALES - State police say a 22-year-old Gonzales man died when the car he was riding in was involved in a crash with another vehicle in Ascension Parish. Trooper Jared L. Sandifer says Patrick Breaux was a front seat passenger in a car driven by 22-year-old Sara Andrews, of Baton... more »
  • Volunteers help WBRZ 'Stuff the Bus' Play Video

    July 16, 2014 6:56 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Volunteers helped WBRZ stuff school buses with more than $67,000 in donated school supplies Wednesday. The buses in Baton Rouge and Gonzales were filled to nearly overflowing with paper, crayons, pencils, and more to help kids in need this coming school year. Schools supplies were... more »
  • Sports 2-A-Days: Dutchtown Play Video

    July 13, 2014 10:09 PM

    DUTCHTOWN - For the Dutchtown high school football team, the challenges always begin with difficult Ascension Parish rivals, and the schedule only gets tougher from there. Still, the Griffins have held their own against St. Amant and East Ascension, and could return another strong team after going 10-3 (4-1)... more »
  • No decision on raising wastewater rates

    July 9, 2014 9:16 PM

    DONALDSONVILLE - The Ascension Parish Council deferred a resolution that recommends some utility companies in the parish not be allowed to raise rates. Leaders delayed making a decision Wednesday night. Instead, they pushed the resolution back to the Utilities Committee for further review. The resolution specifically refers to... more »
  • Sports 2-A-Days: St. Amant Play Video

    July 6, 2014 11:05 PM

    ST. AMANT - The St. Amant football team was 8 points away from a perfect regular season in 2013: Gators head coach David Oliver is determined to cover that difference with a veteran team in 2014. "A football game usually comes down to three plays and if you make... more »
  • One killed in overnight stabbing, suspect turns himself in Play Video

    July 6, 2014 2:18 PM

    ASCENSION PARISH - Deputies say one man was stabbed to death early Sunday morning, and the suspect is in jail. It happened at Susan's Place Trailer Park on Coontrap Road just outside of Gonzales. Jesus Monterrossa turned himself in Sunday afternoon. Officials say 24-year-old Hilario Monterrossa was killed.... more »
  • Group booked following shooting at party

    July 2, 2014 9:19 AM

    PRAIRIEVILLE - Ascension Parish Sheriff's deputies have made several arrests following an investigation into a shooting at a party in Prairieville on June 28th. Investigators say a young woman held a party in the 15000 block of Daigle Rd. while her parents were out of town. It was supposed... more »
  • State closes probe into Westlake fire in Geismar

    July 2, 2014 6:32 AM

    BATON ROUGE - Company officials say air releases from an early June fire inside a refrigeration unit at Westlake Chemical Corp.'s vinyls plant in Ascension Parish did not exceed pollution limits. Greg Langley, spokesman for the state Department of Environmental Quality, said Tuesday that with that information, the state's investigation... more »
  • Road work sends drivers over the edge Play Video

    July 1, 2014 10:40 PM

    PRAIRIEVILLE - Contractors are advising drivers to avoid La. 73 in Ascension Parish at all cost due to massive repairs underway. Drivers in Ascension Parish claim they are falling off the highway because of the road construction that started in the fall of 2011. "I didn't have enough... more »
  • Auditor: Spending disciplined in Ascension Parish

    June 27, 2014 6:29 AM

    GONZALES- Fueled by record collections of sales and property taxes buoyed by growth in the industrial sector in 2013, a newly released financial audit finds Ascension Parish government cut its debts by $10 million and boosted its net worth to $152.5 million. The costs of primary government rose $4.5 million... more »
  • Family mourns loss of two children killed by car Play Video

    June 25, 2014 6:16 PM

    GEISMAR - A day after two children were killed while fishing with their father, family and friends in their neighborhood are grieving the loss of the kids. Faria Lanus, 9, and her brother David Lanus, Jr., 6, were killed when an SUV careened off Bluff Road hitting the group... more »
  • Sewer system comes with cost Play Video

    June 24, 2014 6:13 PM

    PRAIRIEVILLE - A sewer system that will create a state of the art way to treat waste in Ascension Parish is under construction. The main trunk line went in today on Highway 73 while crews continue road work. The sewer system will help keep Ascension water clean. "The... more »
  • Brother, sister killed along Bluff Road Tuesday Play Video

    June 24, 2014 5:15 PM

    PRAIRIEVILLE - State Police released the names of two children, a brother and sister, who were killed when an out-of-control car ran them over earlier Tuesday. David Lanus, 6, and Faria Lanus, 9, were killed. They were from Geismar. The pair was fishing with their father and two other... more »
  • APSO: Man sought after drug raid

    June 19, 2014 11:30 AM

    ASCENSION - The Ascension Parish Sheriff's Office is looking for a man wanted on multiple drug charges. Deputies said Quinton Bolding, 37, is wanted in connection with drugs found in a vehicle belonging to him. The search came after deputies noticed an illegally parked car in the Bishop... more »
  • APSO: 3 wanted as Operation No Show continues

    June 19, 2014 11:27 AM

    GONZALES - Deputies with the Ascension Parish Sheriff's Office released information on three more individuals wanted on felony bench warrants for failure to appear in court as a part of the ongoing Operation No Show. Operation No Show has been underway in the parish for just over two years... more »
  • Boaters cruise Amite River after opening Play Video

    June 7, 2014 4:57 PM

    PORT VINCENT - This weekend boaters soaked up the sun on the Amite River days after it was shut down due to high water from heavy rains last week. Jay Randall bought a boat for his family the day Ascension Parish shut down inland waterways. "I was thinking... more »
  • Emergency order rescinded for Ascension Parish

    June 6, 2014 1:40 PM

    GONZALES - Parish leaders rescinded a state of emergency Friday that was issued after flooding in Ascension Parish last week. Parish President Tommy Martinez declared the state of emergency on May 30 after several days of heavy rains caused flash flooding in different areas of the parish, including Donaldsonville... more »
  • APSO: Two sought in cigarette carton caper

    June 5, 2014 4:03 PM

    PRAIRIEVILLE - Sheriff's deputies said a man stuffed a dozen cartons of cigarettes down his pants while his partner distracted a store clerk during a recent robbery in Ascension Parish. Deputies said it happened at the Oak Grove Exxon Station on Airline Highway May 31. Investigators said two... more »
  • Backwater flooding blamed for levee breach

    June 4, 2014 10:33 AM

    MATHEWS, La. - DPW crews continued to check levees in Lafourche Parish for weak spots after a breach earlier this week that officials said was due to backwater flooding in Ascension and St. John parishes. Lafourche Parish leaders declared a state of emergency after the breach Monday night in... more »
  • Flood victims still dealing with high water Play Video

    May 31, 2014 4:49 PM

    ABEN - High water surrounds several Ascension Parish homes in the small community of Aben for the fourth-straight day. The water flooded the homes on Mount Bethel Road just days ago after more than ten inches of rain in the area. The water has gone down a few inches,... more »
  • Assumption Parish declares "No Wake" zones

    May 30, 2014 11:18 AM

    ASSUMPTION - Assumption Parish has issued an emergency declaration for "No Wake" zones due to high water. The following areas are included: Bayou Corne, Pierre Part Bay, Bayou Drive Elevation Bridge, Belle River, 4-Mile Bayou, Bayou Gannevail, Bayou Crab, Bayou Tranquille, Lake Verret Park Estates Canal, T-Bayou, Pierre Part... more »
  • Woman dies in 4 vehicle Ascension Parish crash

    May 30, 2014 6:02 AM

    SORRENTO - State police say a 41-year-old Thibodaux woman has died in a four vehicle crash in Ascension Parish. The accident happened Thursday afternoon on Louisiana Highway 70 south of Sorrento. Trooper Jared Sandifer says Tiffany Moore was southbound when she failed to slow down for traffic congestion. Sandifer says... more »
  • Ascension deputies arrest suspected I-10 vehicle thief

    May 29, 2014 2:54 PM

    GONZALES - The Ascension Parish Sheriff's Office said a multi-parish investigation has yielded an arrest of a man accused of stealing multiple vehicles along I-10. Ascension authorities said they received three separate reports of motorists leaving their vehicles on the side of the interstate after breaking down and returning... more »
  • Red Cross closes shelter in Gonzales

    May 29, 2014 11:17 AM

    GONZALES - The American Red Cross shelter that opened on Wednesday night after area flooding at the Lamar Dixon Expo Center Gym is now closed. A Red Cross spokesperson said the shelter was opened for residents who were forced from their homes after Wednesday's downpours, but closed the shelter... more »
  • Road closures persist in Ascension Parish

    May 29, 2014 11:07 AM

    GONZALES - With more storms expected today, Ascension Parish is recovering from Wednesday's heavy bouts of rainfall which led to many road closures. The Ascension Parish Sheriff's Office released an update that advised of the following road closures as of 1 p.m. Thursday. Astroland Subdivision Underpass at St.... more »
  • Email set up to report Ascension flood damage

    May 29, 2014 10:53 AM

    GONZALES - Ascension Parish officials said people affected by the flooding on Wednesday should use the email address flood@apgov.us to aid the process of assessing flood water damage to homes and businesses. Rick Webre, director of Ascension Parish Office of Homeland Security and Emergency Preparedness, said citizens should include... more »
  • Deputies identify man found dead in flooded parking lot

    May 28, 2014 6:19 PM

    GONZALES - Sheriff's deputies in Ascension Parish identified a man found dead in a flooded parking lot Wednesday afternoon as Danny Deville, 56. Deville was from Melville, deputies said. He was found outside the business he worked at on Babin Road around 4:30 p.m. Deputies said the business... more »
  • Deputies capture gunman in trailer park shooting Play Video

    May 27, 2014 10:15 AM

    PRARIEVILLE - Ascension Parish Deputies have captured the suspected gunman following a shooting early Tuesday morning. Deputies charged Jiterrance Brown, 25, with two counts of attempted murder. They think he shot Monique Delmore, 31, as she escorted Edgar Westbrook, 42, to his car this morning. Westbrook was shot... more »
  • Memorial Day services held across the area

    May 26, 2014 11:29 AM

    BATON ROUGE - Memorial Day services scheduled across the area will pay tribute to Louisiana's veterans and their families today. Services began at 10 a.m. at the West Baton Rouge courthouse in Port Allen. Parish leaders and dignitaries read the name of soldiers who died in service to their... more »
  • Teams find body of missing boater

    May 25, 2014 10:53 PM

    ST. AMANT- State Wildlife Agents found the body of 28-year-old man who fell into the Diversion Canal as he tried to get into a boat. They believe that's when the boat ran over him. It happened around 7pm. Authorities spent the next eight hours searching the canal. They eventually... more »
  • Woman accused of selling stolen guitars, TV

    May 21, 2014 5:25 PM

    ST. AMANT - Sheriff's deputies arrested an Ascension Parish woman recently after they said she sold two stolen electric guitars and a stolen TV to a pawn shop. Deputies arrested Amanda Villar, 23, on May 15 for charges of theft and possession of stolen things. They said she also... more »
  • Sheriff's deputy hero saves drowning boy Play Video

    May 15, 2014 6:23 PM

    GONZALES - Today, a sheriff's deputy who saved a young boy from drowning said he did what anyone would have done in the situation. Sergeant Chad Stafford said he heard the child screaming from across the apartment complex he was patrolling, ran about 75 feet to find the two-year-old... more »
  • Ascension Parish Sergeant rescues drowning boy

    May 14, 2014 5:05 PM

    BATON ROUGE - The Ascension Parish Sheriff's Office said one of their sergeants rescued a two-year-old boy from drowning in a pond Tuesday afternoon. Chief Tony Bacala said Sgt. Chad Stafford was performing his daily duties near Mansions of Ivy Lakes apartments when he heard the screams of a... more »
  • Sheriff's Office to hold memorial in Gonzales

    May 12, 2014 11:14 AM

    GONZALES - The Ascension Parish Sheriff's Office announced they are holding a memorial ceremony to honor fallen officers on Friday. The annual ceremony takes place during National Police Week and offers a chance to show gratitude to officers killed in the line of duty during the past year, according... more »
  • Sheriff Wiley awards scholarship to college-bound teens

    May 8, 2014 12:08 PM

    GONZALES - Sheriff Jeff Wiley announced that two high school seniors in Ascension Parish will receive academic scholarships for the Louisiana Sheriff's Scholarship Program for the coming school year. Wiley said London Marchand of St. Amant High School and Michael Favorite of Donaldsonville High School were awarded $500 LSA... more »
  • Get rid of hazardous materials in Ascension Parish Play Video

    May 6, 2014 8:50 AM

    GONZALES - Ascension Parish is hosting the Household Hazardous Material Collection day this weekend. From 9:00 a.m.- 1:00 p.m. Saturday, you can drop your hazardous materials off at the Lamar-Dixon Expo Center. All you need is some form of identification that proves you are a resident of Ascension Parish.... more »
  • New safety measures for Stringer Bridge Rd.

    April 30, 2014 11:53 AM

    ST. AMANT - New safety measures are coming to La. Highway 935, also know as Stringer Bridge Road, in Ascension Parish. The Louisiana Department of Transportation and Development says flashing lights will be installed leading to the road. DOTD met with State Representative Johnny Berthelot, Ascension Parish President Tommy... more »
  • Million-dollar bonds given to murder suspects

    April 25, 2014 10:14 AM

    DARROW - A judge ordered bond be set at more than a million dollars each for four men accused in a murder overnight in Ascension Parish, while a fifth suspect remains at large and was described by investigators as "dangerous." Sheriff's deputies arrested Tachi Williams, 28, Cprien Nicholas, 29,... more »
  • Man accused of growing marijuana around kids

    April 24, 2014 4:34 PM

    GONZALES - Sheriff's deputies said they found dozens of marijuana plants and three small children in a Gonzales man's home Thursday. The Ascension Parish Sheriff's Office arrested Richard Dent, 42, Thursday on suspicion of possessing marijuana and drug paraphernalia, cultivating marijuana, and using drugs around minors. Detectives said... more »
  • APSO: Pair caught with numerous narcotics, guns

    April 23, 2014 4:03 PM

    GONZALES - Authorities accused two people of selling narcotics out of their Ascension Parish home Wednesday. Sheriff's deputies and members of the Gonzales Police Department arrested Timothy Sheehan, 48, and Melanie Diebold, 30, after a search of their Gonzales home. Narcotics detectives said they'd received reliable information that... more »
  • Man accused of killing family still missing

    April 18, 2014 9:04 AM

    GONZALES - Authorities are still searching for the man accused of killing his wife and son Thursday morning. The bodies of 40-year-old Dewona Green and her 12-year-old son were found in their home on Lakeway Cove Ave. Investigators are looking for her estranged husband Ronald Green Jr. in connection... more »
  • Accused steroid-pushing coach bonds out of two jails

    April 3, 2014 9:55 PM

    DONALDSONVILLE- A coach, accused of pushing steroids on at least one high school athlete, bonded out of two jails by Thursday night. Curtis Tsuruda was arrested Tuesday after parents of a Donaldsonville High School athlete reported their son was given steroids. When he talked with deputies, Tsuruda confessed to... more »
  • Deputies: coach wanted to win, pushed steroid use Play Video

    April 1, 2014 10:33 PM

    DONALDSONVILLE - Investigators believe a coach's hunger to win drove him to give his high school student athlete steroids. Tuesday, Ascension Parish Sheriff's Office Chief Deputy Tony Bacala said what happened at Donaldsonville High is no joke. Aphysical education teacher was arrested for distributing steroids to a student. ... more »
  • Arrest made in hair salon burglary

    March 31, 2014 11:37 AM

    ST. AMANT - An arrest has been made in the burglary of a hair salon in St. Amant. Deputies with the Ascension Parish Sheriff's Office arrested 50 year old Todd Borskey for the March 21 burglary of Cutting Up Hair Salon. Major Kevin Hanna with the APSO says... more »
  • Fugitive from Ascension Parish captured in Baton Rouge

    March 27, 2014 1:10 PM

    BATON ROUGE - A man hospitalized in Baton Rouge and wanted by the Ascension Parish Sheriff's Office tried to escape early this morning, according to authorities. The Ascension Parish Office contacted East Baton Rouge Parish deputies for assistance when Kenneth Wagner, 24, was about to be released from Our... more »
  • Negligent homicide charges in fatal crash

    March 6, 2014 11:29 AM

    PRAIRIEVILLE, La. - State police are charging a man with negligent homicide after a fatal crash in Ascension Parish Thursday morning. Troopers say Dalyn Melancon, 24, was driving westbound on LA Hwy. 42 and started to drift off the road to the right. He overcorrected into the eastbound lane... more »
  • Armed robber sought in Ascension Parish

    March 5, 2014 4:34 PM

    GONZALES - Investigators said they're looking for a the armed man who held up a Dollar General Store in Gonzales this week. Deputies said the man came into the store on Highway 44 around 8:30 p.m. Tuesday, March 4, and demanded money from an employee at the register. ... more »
  • Mother, son arrested in teen party investigation

    February 28, 2014 4:21 PM

    GONZALES - Sheriff's deputies arrested an Ascension Parish woman and her 15-year-old son after a party where investigators said they found marijuana and alcohol. Deputies arrested 33-year-old Allison Michel's son on Feb. 21, then arrested Michel after investigators said they found evidence she bought alcohol for the party. ... more »
  • Man accused of holding couple captive for 5 days

    February 28, 2014 3:20 PM

    GONZALES - Sheriff's deputies arrested an Ascension Parish man after they said he held members of his family captive at their home for five days. Deputies said they arrested Richard Miley, 44, of Gonzales Monday and charged him with false imprisonment, domestic abuse battery, simple criminal damage to property,... more »
  • Last flooded Ascension roads reopened

    February 27, 2014 11:30 AM

    PRAIRIEVILLE - Authorities in Ascension Parish said the last road blocked by backwater flooding were no open. Johnny Richardson with the parish Department of Public Works said crews removed barricades at Summerfield South Road and Airport Drive Thursday morning. Six roads in the northern part of the parish... more »
  • Flooding closes several Ascension roads

    February 26, 2014 2:01 PM

    PRAIRIEVILLE - Another road in Ascension Parish has been barricaded due to backwater flooding near the Amite River and Bayou Manchac. That's according to parish president, Tommy Martinez. Broussard road has been added to the list of barricaded roads. Barricades remain at Airport Drive, Kay Drive, Idle Hour... more »
  • Amite River rising and creating hazards Play Video

    February 24, 2014 9:21 PM

    PRAIRIEVILLE - High amounts of rain over the weekend led to flooded streets in Ascension Parish. Crews barricaded Idle Hour Road and Kay Street off of Highway 42 Monday. Water from the Amite River has overrun sections of the roads. Drivers can still travel down the roads but... more »
  • Accused bank robber surrenders

    February 21, 2014 9:06 PM

    GEISMAR- The third and final person wanted in connection with a bank robbery this week turned himself in to authorities after his picture was splashed across TV and posted on the Internet. Bryan Golden, 30, surrendered Friday night, two days after the bank robbery he is accused of executing.... more »
  • Two arrested, one at large in bank robbery

    February 21, 2014 3:37 PM

    GEISMAR - Sheriff's deputies announced two arrests Friday in a recent Ascension Parish bank robbery, but said one suspect remained at large. Chief Deputy Tony Bacala said they have an arrest warrant for Bryan Golden, 30, of Gonzales whom detectives believe is responsible for robbing the Red River Bank... more »
  • Teen killed in Ascension Parish crash

    February 19, 2014 3:20 PM

    SORRENTO - A teen from Livingston is dead following a single vehicle crash this morning in Ascension Parish. State Police say around 9:15 a.m., 19 year-old Derek Boully was headed east on LA Highway 22, when he lost control and ran off the road. His vehicle rolled several times,... more »
  • Photos released of helmeted bank robber

    February 19, 2014 1:24 PM

    GEISMAR - Investigators said they're searching for an armed man in a motorcycle helmet who robbed an Ascension Parish bank Wednesday afternoon. Authorities said the robbery happened around 12:40 p.m. at the Red River Bank in Geismar. They said the robber's helmet covered his face, but witnesses told them... more »
  • Deadly wreck reported in Sorrento

    February 19, 2014 10:49 AM

    SORRENTO - State Police says a man driving a pickup truck died in a wreck Wednesday morning in Ascension Parish. Troopers said it happened on La. 22 near the intersection with La. 70 south of Sorrento. The driver was not wearing seat belts and was ejected when his... more »
  • Investigations loom over city, residents embarrassed Play Video

    February 17, 2014 9:08 PM

    SORRENTO - A visit to the town hall by the Louisiana Board of Ethics is not sitting well with people in Ascension Parish. One resident said the mounting scandals in her town are hard to deal with. "You hope that's going to be the worst," said Jenifer Tingle,... more »
  • Man faces disciplinary action after urinating in public Play Video

    February 6, 2014 8:46 PM

    PRAIRIEVILLE - A construction company said it will go door-to-door to meet and apologize to people who saw one of its workers relieving himself in broad daylight. The company told WBRZ News 2, executives will visit with the people on Highway 73 in Ascension Parish and plans to discipline... more »
  • Woman: Road worker using yard as restroom is the last straw Play Video

    February 5, 2014 10:51 PM

    PRAIRIEVILLE - People who live and work along Highway 73 in Ascension Parish are at their wits' end; they've had enough of the construction delays for work on the highway and are annoyed with construction workers who, they say, are making their neighborhood a pigsty. One woman says she... more »
  • Three arrested in St. Amant murder

    February 3, 2014 4:28 PM

    ST. AMANT - Sheriff's deputies arrested three people in connection with a murder in Ascension Parish Friday night. Deputies Barry Lee Diggs, 57, of New Orleans on suspicion of first-degree murder for the shooting of Fred Martin, Jr. Friday night in St. Amant. They also arrested Dana Milano, 45,... more »
  • SAT exam canceled in Ascension Parish

    January 24, 2014 5:56 PM

    GEISMAR - School officials said icy weather forced them to cancel an SAT exam which was supposed to be administered Saturday. Johnnie Balfantz, spokesperson for the Ascension Parish School District, said the test at Dutchtown High School (center number 19106) will be rescheduled for a later date. Balfantz... more »
  • Livingston's State of the Parish focuses on traffic flow Play Video

    January 22, 2014 5:36 PM

    DENHAM SPRINGS - Livingston Parish President Layton Ricks' State of the Parish address focused on traffic flow Wednesday. About 200 parish business leaders came to hear the report from Ricks. Leaders in Livingston Parish say their main priority is easing traffic congestion. Ricks says the concrete is finally... more »
  • 7 arrested for vehicle burglaries in Ascension Parish

    January 22, 2014 2:24 PM

    GONZALES- Authorities in Ascension Parish have arrested seven individuals for a number of vehicle burglaries in thefts. The thefts have happened since November in the Gonzales, Prarieville and St. Amant areas. 18 year-old Keylon Barrow, 17 year-old Christopher Heard, 17 year-old Deontre Joseph and 20 year-old Delynn Ricks,... more »
  • Prostitution investigation leads to another arrest

    January 10, 2014 11:23 AM

    GONZALES - An ongoing investigation into prostitution has led to another arrest by the Ascension Parish Sheriff's Office. 28-year-old Gregory Hardin was booked into Ascension Parish Jail and charged with criminal conspiracy in soliciting prostitutes, committing prostitution with persons under 18, and trafficking of children for sex purposes. ... more »
  • Two arrested after attempted break-in, chase Play Video

    January 10, 2014 11:14 AM

    GEISMAR - Sheriff's deputies arrested two men after they said the pair tried to break into a home in Ascension Parish, then led authorities on a high-speed chase into Baton Rouge. Allison Hudson with the Ascension Parish Sheriff's Office said authorities accused Thomodrick Johnson, 21, and Alvin Lemon Jr.,... more »
  • Toddler thrown from vehicle in critical condition

    January 6, 2014 6:21 AM

    PRAIRIEVILLE - Louisiana State Police are investigating a single car crash in Ascension Parish that critically injured a two-year-old when he was thrown from the car. Troopers say 18-year-old Jonqualya Benton was driving on US Hwy 61 when she ran off the road, hit a driveway and overturned. The... more »
  • 3 arrested in Ascension Parish meth lab bust

    December 31, 2013 1:49 PM

    GONZALES- Three people are now behind bars, after detectives found a meth lab inside a home in Gonzales. Detectives arrested Scott Roussel, Seth Finley and Kandi Pierre for manufacturing meth at the home in the 14000 block of Mire Road. All three were booked into the Ascension Parish... more »
  • Ascension eyes traffic fix for La. 30

    December 27, 2013 8:07 PM

    GONZALES - A proposed facility at the Lamar-Dixon Expo Center could create traffic tie-ups on La. 30. Leaders in Ascension Parish want to avoid the congestion, and they are looking at ways to alleviate traffic congestion. Proposed plans include replacing traffic signals with roundabouts, widening St. Landry Road,... more »
  • Killer wanted in Donaldsonville slaying

    December 22, 2013 2:49 PM

    DONALDSONVILLE - Deputies in Ascension Parish are looking for a killer after a man was murdered. Detectives are looking into what triggered the murder of 34-year-old Quincy Nicholas. It happened Sunday morning on First Street. Anyone with information regarding this homicide is urged to contact the Ascension... more »
  • Ascension officials eye park, recreation upgrades

    December 9, 2013 5:45 AM

    GONZALES- Ascension Parish officials say they will unveil a plan later this week to spend $20 million to $25 million upgrading recreational facilities on the parish's fast-growing east bank. Projects under consideration include renovations to existing playgrounds and ball fields, adding new splash pads and walking and jogging trails and... more »

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