May 13, 2013 10:29 AM
BAYOU CORNE - Repairs to a breached berm on one side of the Assumption Parish sinkhole could begin today, according to parish authorities.
Emergency managers told News 2 they were waiting for the water in the area to recede enough for work to resume on the breaches in the... more »
May 7, 2013 2:42 PM
BELLE ROSE - Authorities in Assumption Parish arrested a woman accused of stabbing her boyfriend at a home in Belle Rose.
Deputies said Gwendolyn Simon got into an argument with her boyfriend on Monday, then stabbed him once in the back and once in the chest as he was... more »
May 1, 2013 6:38 PM
BAYOU CORNE - A community meeting with members of the governor's blue ribbon commission for the Assumption Parish sinkhole is going on now.
The commission has been in Bayou Corne for the past few days examining the sinkhole site. The group was formed to ensure the long-term safety of... more »
April 18, 2013 3:27 PM
BAYOU CORNE- More land fell into the growing sinkhole in Assumption Parish, and leaders think movement at the site will continue in the near future.
According to a blog , updated regularly by parish leaders, the sinkhole "burped" and expanded Thursday morning. Water in the hole is moving, "an... more »
April 2, 2013 9:59 PM
BAYOU CORNE- A special group will meet Friday to discuss public safety concerns around the growing sinkhole in Assumption Parish.
The Blue Ribbon Commission on Bayou Corne/Grand Bayou Public Safety will meet on April 5th at the LSU Energy, Coast and Environment Building in the Woods Auditorium. The meeting... more »
March 22, 2013 9:20 PM
BAYOU CORNE - The massive sinkhole in Assumption Parish has grown by an acre.
Friday morning trees, debris and hydrocarbons popped up and alarmed emergency officials. Because of that, all activity around the sinkhole was suspended. It could resume Saturday.
The sinkhole is 13 acres in size. It... more »
March 11, 2013 2:38 PM
BATON ROUGE - Governor Bobby Jindal's office said he plans to visit the site of the Bayou Corne sinkhole next week, and push for buyouts of property affected by evacuations in the area.
Jindal met today with Assumption Parish President Marty Triche and other parish leaders to discuss the... more »
January 21, 2013 10:36 AM
BAYOU CORNE - Assumption Parish officials say scientists have noticed a recent increase in seismic activity near the huge sinkhole at Bayou Corne, and worry that it might grow again. Parish emergency preparedness director John Boudreaux tells The Advocate that the increase was first noticed about two weeks ago. He... more »
January 8, 2013 4:12 PM
BELLE ROSE - Sheriff's deputies asked for the public's help today finding the people responsible for a home invasion in Belle Rose earlier this week.
Assumption Parish Sheriff Mike Waguespack said two masked men robbed a 22-year-old Belle Rose resident in his home the night of Jan. 6.
... more »
December 17, 2012 10:24 PM
BAYOU CORNE- The state fined the Texas-based company blamed for a sinkhole in Assumption Parish $160,000 for failing to comply with clean-up requirements.
But, Texas Brine disputes the claims. The company said it has been acting - and working- in good faith to meet requirements set by the state.... more »
December 13, 2012 10:56 AM
BAYOU CORNE - Health and environmental officials scheduled a community briefing tonight to for Bayou Corne residents evacuated due to a sinkhole near their homes.
DHH and DEQ, along with parish officials, said they will specifically address health concerns residents had previously brought up. They will not have information... more »
December 6, 2012 12:43 PM
BELLE ROSE - Fishermen found the body of a missing shooting victim last night, according to the Assumption Parish Sheriff's Office.
Sheriff Mike Waguespack said the body of Tony Rodriguez Jr. was found last night by fishermen in a canal off Myles Road in Iberville Parish. He appeared to... more »
December 5, 2012 10:38 AM
BELLE ROSE - Sheriff's deputies asked for the public's help today finding an alleged shooting victim in Assumption Parish.
Sheriff Mike Waguespack said Tony Rodriguez Jr., 23, is missing after he was possibly shot during a robbery yesterday.
The sheriff said deputies were called by someone who said... more »
November 27, 2012 4:43 PM
BAYOU CORNE - Texas Brine removed work crews from the Bayou Corne sinkhole after they said it "burped" earlier today.
According to the Assumption Parish Police Jury, gas, debris and oil bubbled up from below the sinkhole's surface around 11:30 a.m.
They said several trees from a corner... more »
November 23, 2012 10:18 AM
BAYOU CORNE - Authorities report no new problems with poisonous hydrogen sulfide gas near a large sinkhole in Assumption Parish. A relief well near the sinkhole was shut down after hydrogen sulfide emissions were detected. However, the Shaw Group reports that no similar problems have been found in testing of... more »
November 22, 2012 8:26 PM
BAYOU CORNE- Scientists keeping watch over a sinkhole in Assumption Parish believe everything is under control, after a week of concern since deadly gas was discovered in a vent well.
Monitoring devices warned of hydrogen sulfide on Monday. Tuesday, the vent was closed.
Thursday, experts updated the situation... more »
November 21, 2012 10:03 PM
BAYOU CORNE- The trouble continues around a sinkhole in Assumption Parish.
First, dangerous gas was discovered in the area Monday. Then, more shaking overnight Tuesday into Wednesday morning.
Leaders reported that seismic activity increased. Experts aren't sure of the cause.
The sinkhole developed over the summer. Hydrogen... more »
November 20, 2012 6:01 PM
BAYOU CORNE - Workers setting up a vent well near an Assumption Parish sinkhole encountered a dangerous gas and shut down operations, according to the parish police jury.
They said the workers drilled the well into the top of a salt dome near the sinkhole, and began venting it... more »
November 9, 2012 5:54 PM
BATON ROUGE - The state has sent a $3.5 million bill to the Texas company it blames for a massive sinkhole that has swallowed more than 5 acres of land in Assumption Parish and contaminated an aquifer. Attorney General Buddy Caldwell sent a letter this week to lawyers for Texas... more »
November 2, 2012 10:39 AM
NAPOLEONVILLE - Sheriff's deputies arrested an Assumption Parish 11-year-old after they said he admitted to calling in a bomb threat to a Napoleonville pharmacy.
Deputies said the threat was called in Tuesday morning to the Assumption Pharmacy on Washington Street. Authorities evacuated the pharmacy and nearby businesses while bomb... more »
October 25, 2012 1:46 PM
BAYOU CORNE - Authorities in Assumption Parish reported seismic activity happened this week near the large sinkhole on property owned by Texas Brine.
The parish police jury said U. S. Geological Survey monitors recorded a sharp tremor around 9:06 p.m. Tuesday night near one of the company's caverns.
... more »
October 11, 2012 9:59 PM
BAYOU CORNE- A ground water aquifer shows the presence of natural gas and is being linked to a failed salt brine cavern in Assumption Parish. Thursday night, state leaders put the pressure on Texas Brine to fix a mess they say the company caused.
The company must "undertake any... more »
October 5, 2012 4:34 PM
ASSUMPTION - Assumption Parish Sheriff's Detectives arrested two people accused of breaking into a residence in Pierre Part.
Detectives say Jarvis Alleman, 17, and Trevis Ray, 17, broke into a house in the Landry Subdivision on Sept. 29 and took "a game console, some collectible gold coins and several... more »
October 1, 2012 10:15 AM
BAYOU CORNE - Officials in Assumption Parish are waiting for test results pulled from a damaged Texas Brine cavern which could shed more light on what caused a massive sinkhole near Bayou Corne.
The tests should indicate what could have caused the cavern to fail. Texas Brine, which owns... more »
September 26, 2012 1:10 PM
BAYOU CORNE - A sinkhole in Assumption Parish swallowed part of a work road as more land sloughed off into it.
Parish officials said a 30 foot by 50 foot section of land on the southeast side of the sinkhole near Bayou Corne collapsed overnight. The slough in took... more »
September 25, 2012 12:18 AM
BAYOU CORNE- Scientists discovered a salt brine cavern, deep under Assumption Parish, has been damaged. Seismic activity in the area is blamed.
"The cavern damage was caused by an external source," a spokesperson for Texas Brine said in a news release late Monday.
Texas Brine operated a brine... more »
September 24, 2012 3:48 PM
BATON ROUGE - Officials say an abandoned brine cavern in the Napoleonville salt dome has been successfully breached. State Commissioner of Conservation James Welsh said Monday the investigatory well entered the cavern Saturday evening. Officials say they hope samples taken from inside the cavern will shed some light on the... more »
September 20, 2012 3:24 PM
BAYOU CORNE - Emergency management authorities said a sinkhole in Assumption Parish expanded again overnight.
John Boudreaux, the director for the parish Office of Homeland Security and Emergency Management, said an additional 25 feet of land fell off into sinkhole. It's the second time this week the size of... more »
September 20, 2012 8:43 AM
BATON ROUGE - Officials say they are one step closer to figuring out the cause behind the massive sinkhole that has been plaguing Assumption Parish for over a month.
State Commissioner of Conservation James Welsh said Wednesday that Texas Brine Co., the company that owns the brine cavern believed... more »
September 18, 2012 8:54 AM
BAYOU CORNE- Residents will hold an emergency town-hall meeting to encourage state and local officials to provide more information about the sinkhole in Assumption Parish.
John Achee Jr., a community activist, said the meeting will be held Thursday at the St. Joseph the Worker Church parish hall in Pierre... more »
September 10, 2012 4:29 PM
PLATTENVILLE - Parish leaders said an Assumption Parish DSNAP location for people to apply for disaster food aid will open tomorrow.
The program helps people pay for food in the aftermath of a disaster and is based on their income. Assumption Parish is one of 16 parishes in the... more »
September 10, 2012 11:33 AM
PIERRE PART - Sheriff's deputies arrested a man in Assumption Parish and said he was caught with several bags of crystal meth.
Sheriff Mike Waguespack said narcotics agents arrested Tommy Donati, II of Berwick this past Friday in suspicion of possessing meth with the intent to distribute it, and... more »
September 5, 2012 10:41 AM
BAYOU CORNE - Authorities in Assumption Parish said drilling could resume tonight on an exploration well near a large sinkhole in the parish.
The parish police jury said Texas Brine was ahead of schedule resuming operations, after they had to halt drilling for almost a week during Hurricane Isaac.... more »
August 28, 2012 3:16 PM
NAPOLEONVILLE - Assumption Parish officials have called a mandatory evacuation for all 23,000 residents as Hurricane Isaac approaches Louisiana.
They've also imposed a curfew and banned alcohol sales. Both the curfew and alcohol sale ban start at midnight Tuesday, and will continue until further notice. A news release says... more »
August 26, 2012 4:34 PM
BATON ROUGE - The National Weather Service upgraded a hurricane watch which covered much of southeast Louisiana was to a warning this afternoon.
The warning covers a swath of Louisiana, including Assumption, Ascension and Livingston parishes, and lasts until 4 p.m. Wednesday. Forecasters also put East Baton Rouge, West... more »
August 6, 2012 10:22 PM
BAYOU CORNE- Assumption Parish leaders created a special blog, where people can track what experts are reporting about a sinkhole and mysterious bubbles.
The sinkhole developed Friday, and people were evacuated.
To read the bog, click HERE . more »
August 6, 2012 4:40 PM
BATON ROUGE - State officials say preliminary slurry water samples pulled from the acre of swampland that liquefied into muck over the weekend indicate the presence of small amounts of diesel hydrocarbons. The pond of muck, located in Assumption Parish, first appeared Friday night and grew quickly, bending a 36-inch... more »
August 6, 2012 10:14 AM
BAYOU CORNE - The company which owns land a massive sinkhole appeared on sent in experts today to see if they could connect it to bubbles that had been popping up in the nearby Assumption Parish bayous.
A mandatory evacuation is still in affect for people living near Bayou... more »
August 5, 2012 6:53 PM
BAYOU CORNE- Assumption Parish, State, and facility owners will meet with people who live near a sinkhole that developed Friday.
The sinkhole may be caused by a failure in a brine cavern inside a salt dome. The sinkhole is connected with some bubbles that appeared in Bayou Corne earlier... more »
August 4, 2012 10:30 AM
Officials from the Governor's Office of Homeland Security and Emergency Preparedness, the Department of Natural Resources, Louisiana State Police, the Louisiana National Guard and the Department of Environmental Quality have engaged with local officials in Assumption parish who are responding to the threat of subsidence and subsurface instability in the... more »
August 4, 2012 10:25 AM
BAYOU CORNE- A giant sinkhole that has developed was monitored overnight and into Saturday morning. The Louisiana State Police Air Support Unit kept their eyes on the scene, and are expected to return for more assessments.
The Louisiana State Police Hazmat Unit also continues to monitor developments.
Throughout... more »
August 4, 2012 10:06 AM
BATON ROUGE- State experts now think a failed salt dome, or mining operation, in Assumption Parish led to a sinkhole Friday and is also connected to a bubbling phenomenon in Bayou Corne as well as tremors in the area.
"Through consultation with all the scientists involved, DNR has determined... more »
August 3, 2012 1:18 PM
BAYOU CORNE - Parish officials are now calling what they initially said was a "sinkhole" a "slurry area" near bubbling bayous in Assumption Parish.
According to a press people in Bayou Corne reported a strong diesel smell this morning. Shortly after that authorities identified a "slurry area" where several... more »
July 18, 2012 3:18 PM
Belle Rose-A 13 year-old juvenile accused of burglarizing a car in Assumption Parish, has been arrested.
Detectives say the teen stole two pistols and other items from a car in Belle Rose.
He was booked into the St. James Youth Detention Center on one count of simple burglary.... more »
July 12, 2012 10:14 PM
BAYOU CORNE - The source of the bubbles popping up at Bayou Corne is still a mystery.
Assumption parish officials and scientists met with concerned residents Thursday evening to answer questions and to inform the public about the seismic monitoring devices that will be installed in the area.
... more »
July 2, 2012 1:14 PM
NAPOLEONVILLE - Emergency officials watching gas bubble up in Assumption Parish bayous said there's still no risk of explosion, but the release continues.
The Assumption Parish Office of Homeland Security and Emergency Preparedness said readings are being taken twice a day in Bayou Corne and other areas where residents... more »
June 14, 2012 11:42 AM
BELLE ROSE - Assumption Parish Sheriff's narcotics officers arrested Russell Prean, 30, the night of June 12, on one count each of Attempted Murder on a Peace Officer, Aggravated Flight from an Officer and Possession with intent to Distribute Schedule II (cocaine/crack cocaine) Controlled Dangerous Substances, according to a release.... more »
June 1, 2012 5:28 PM
NAPOLEONVILLE - A baby narrowly escaped a stray bullet in Assumption parish after gunfire outside her bedroom left a man in critical condition.
Now deputies are questioning people about the shooting on Railroad Street in Napoleonville.
Brittney Hebert says just moments before gunfire, she happened to take 1-month-old... more »
April 26, 2012 3:14 PM
LABADIEVILLE - The Assumption Parish Sheriff's Office is asking for the public's help in solving recent Burglaries in the Labadieville area.
Detectives say the suspects broke into the American Legion Hall, Knights of Columbus Hall and the St. Philomena Church Thrift Store.
The suspects took over $200 dollars... more »
April 5, 2012 10:35 AM
LABADIEVILLE - The Assumption Parish Sheriff's Narcotics Task Force says it uncovered a "shake and bake" meth lab, marijuana and mushrooms at a home on Hwy. 1011 near Labadieville.
Neil J. Templet, age 34, of 186 Highway 1011, Napoleonville, was booked with the creation or operation of a... more »
March 28, 2012 9:16 AM
BAYOU L'OURSE- Assumption Parish Sheriff's deputies responded to a home in Bayou L'Ourse on reports of a rape.
On February 29, 2012, deputies spoke to a mother of an 11 year old girl.
She told deputies that she noticed a handwritten letter on her table, and when she... more »
March 14, 2012 3:16 PM
Belle Rose -Authorities in Assumption Parish are investigating a burglary at the Belle Rose Post Office.
Detectives say someone smashed into the Post Office, and rummaged through several areas of the building.
No word yet on what has been stolen, or who may be responsible.
Anyone with... more »
March 14, 2012 11:55 AM
BAYOU L'OURSE - Assumption Parish Sheriff's Office reports an Hispanic couple attempted to abduct a 14-year-old girl as she walked home from a convenience store. It happened yesterday at the corner of Highway 398 and Highway 663 in Bayou L'Ourse. The teenager said the couple pulled up along side of... more »
February 29, 2012 5:01 PM
PIERRE PART- Assumption Parish Deputies arrested a man Monday after a traffic stop revealed he was in possession of over 130 pain killers with intent to distribute them.
Cody J. Theriot, 32, of 322 Shell Beach Rd. was arrested for possession with intent to distribute schedule IV controlled dangerous... more »
January 21, 2012 1:35 PM
PIERRE PART- An Assumption Parish teenage girl is back home after she was reported missing Friday.
According to the Assumption Parish Sheriff's Office, 14- year-old Alissa Brougoyne was tracked down in Donaldsonville. She was reportedly found with 19-year-old Monte Miller.
Detectives say Miller is being questioned as part... more »
November 20, 2011 12:52 PM
A Donaldsonville man is dead after a single vehicle crash in Assumption Parish.
It happened Saturday shortly before midnight near the intersection of Blanchard Street and LA308.
According to Louisiana State Police, 45-year-old Charles Garnett wasn't wearing a seatbelt when his 2000 Infiniti drifted off the road into... more »
November 15, 2011 12:03 PM
NAPOLEONVILLE - Taylor Hancock, the man convicted of vehicular homicide after a June 2010 drunk driving wreck in Assumption Parish, was sentenced to 10 years behind bars today.
However, seven of those years were suspended, leaving Hancock to serve three years without the benefit of probation or parole.
... more »
July 29, 2011 1:02 PM
NAPOLEONVILLE - A former Assumption Parish sheriff's lieutenant will serve five years in prison, followed by five years of supervised probation, for tampering with evidence in hundreds of narcotics cases.
The Advocate reports state District Judge Jane Triche-Milazzo sentenced 46-year-old Louis Lambert of Labadieville on Thursday.
Lambert, who... more »
July 6, 2011 8:41 AM
PIERRE PART- Deputies are investigating a murder-suicide that happened Wednesday in Assumption Parish.
Deputies were dispatched to the 100 block of Tut Street in Pierre Part around 7:40 a.m.
Officials say Henry Walker Jr., 29, used a shotgun to shoot his girlfriend, 26-year-old Heather Granier in the head.... more »
June 8, 2011 2:21 PM
One teen is under arrest, while another is on the loose after a fight turned into a shooting in Assumption Parish.
It happened in the 3000 block of Highway 1 in Labadieville.
Deputies say 18 year-old Matilda Amos got into a argument, after she demanded $60 which was... more »
June 2, 2011 11:03 AM
Effective immediately, all no wake zones in Assumption Parish have been lifted.
If waters begin to rise, no wake zones will be put back into effect.
May 19, 2011 6:25 AM
NAPOLEONVILLE- Assumption Parish public school students will not have to attend classes next week because of concerns over potential flooding threats posed by the Mississippi River. The school board voted Wednesday to end the 2010-11 school year on Friday. Superintendent Earl Martinez tells The Advocate that parish middle and high... more »
May 9, 2011 10:34 AM
NAPOLEONVILLE - Emergency officials in Assumption Parish are staging sandbags in several areas for residents that need them.
Assumption Parish Planning Officials said they're anticipating an increase of two-and-a-half inches of water in the parish, and are continuing to get information around how flood levels in the Mississippi will... more »
April 11, 2011 5:28 PM
NAPOLEONVILLE - The parents of a two-year-old boy are behind bars, accused of operating a meth lab while their son was home.
The Assumption Parish Sheriff's Office arrested Garrett Wendt and Tammy Hohnesee. They were booked on charges of possession of crystal meth and operating a clandestine laboratory.
... more »
February 24, 2011 10:30 PM
NAPOLEANVILLE- Federal money to clean up hazardous meth labs has been cut.
The Drug Enforcement Agency, or DEA, tells News 2, "DEA anticipates that funding for the clean-up of meth labs will be exhausted this week. Decisions about additional funding in the future rests with the United States Congress."... more »
January 19, 2011 11:47 AM
NAPOLEONVILLE – Ten people wanted for drug crimes in Assumption Parish are now being sought by the U. S. Marshals Service, according to parish authorities. Sheriff Mike Waguespack said the ten are the only outstanding suspects from a nine-month undercover operation targeting drug dealers in the parish. A judge had... more »
January 18, 2011 1:27 PM
Napoleonville-Two men accused of attempted murder in Assumption Parish, are now under arrest.
Deputies say 17 year-old Jordy Brown and 18 year-old Calvin Johnson drove up to two men in Napoleonville, telling them to "give it up and get out of the truck".
One of the victims was... more »
January 14, 2011 11:02 AM
NAPOLEONVILLE – More than 40 people have been arrested so far this morning in drug raids around Assumption Parish. Sheriff Mike Waguespack said the arrests are part of a nine-month undercover operation targeting drug dealers in the parish, called "Get A Real Job". Narcotics agents found enough evidence to get... more »
December 24, 2010 12:20 PM
PIERRE PART – Authorities arrested a Pierre Part man after they say he stole dozens of items from a local home, and then tried to sell them around the community. 28-year-old Brad Rohman was arrested this week in suspicion of simple burglary and damage to property. Investigators said on Dec.... more »
December 20, 2010 10:45 AM
NAPOLEONVILLE - A thief who didn't get enough copper the first time he hit a house in Napoleonville, was caught on camera stealing again one week later.
Detectives installed surveillance equipment after a resident reported a theft of several rolls of copper wire and welding leads earlier this month.... more »
December 17, 2010 11:39 AM
NAPOLEONVILLE – Authorities in Assumption Parish are investigating copper wire thefts at an Entergy substation in Napoleonville. Sheriff Mike Waguespack said several thefts have happened in the last few weeks, always at night. Surveillance cameras in the area showed the thieves entering through a hole in a fence and taking... more »
December 14, 2010 11:26 AM
PIERRE PART – Authorities in Assumption Parish have accused a man of attempted murder after they said he ran a vehicle with his ex-girlfriend and another man inside off the road. 21-year-old Tal Gaudet was arrested today and booked into the parish jail in suspicion of two counts of attempted... more »
December 13, 2010 10:38 AM
ASSUMPTION PARISH- The manager of the Gator Gold Casino in Belle Rose, told sheriff's deputies she caught her assistant manager stealing cash from the casino safe, red handed.
44 year old Karen Aucion was seen on security camera taking approximately $2,000.
Assumption deputies say when they questioned her,... more »
December 10, 2010 3:19 PM
A 43-year-old man from Labadieville, accused of raping a juvenile and threatening to "kill her if she told anyone," is being held without bond in Assumption Parish.
A 17-year-old girl told sheriff's deputies Johnell Nora (pictured above) raped her and made the threats. Additionally, she claims he had inappropriate... more »
November 30, 2010 5:23 PM
PIERRE PART – Assumption Parish authorities said a ten-hour standoff with a Pierre Part man ended after he fired at officers, then surrendered when tear gas was fired into the house boat he was in. 45-year-old Tom Templet was arrested after the standoff yesterday. Deputies said they were called around... more »
November 13, 2010 4:53 PM
THIBODAUX - The Assumption Parish jail's former assistant warden, Mike Brown, will be tried in St. John the Baptist Parish rather than Assumption. He's charged with malfeasance, for allegedly letting two inmates leave the jail in a parish vehicle in 2008. The Daily Comet says court records show District Judge... more »
November 12, 2010 2:21 PM
NAPOLEONVILLE - An former Assumption Parish Sheriff's deputy has bonded out of jail after a district judge approved its reduction. Forty-eight-year-old Louis B. Lambert of Labadieville has pleaded not guilty after he indicted last month to 337 counts of tampering with evidence and more than a hundred drugs and weapons... more »
November 3, 2010 1:50 PM
NAPOLEONVILLE - Former sheriff's deputy Louis Lambert entered a plea of not guilty today in Assumption Parish to charges he tampered with evidence in hundreds of cases.
The former lieutenant handled evidence for the sheriff's office, and is accused of taking more than 500 pieces of evidence from the... more »
November 2, 2010 10:25 AM
ASSUMPTION PARISH - The National Weather Service has canceled a tornado warning that had been issued for parts of northern Assumption Parish until 11:00a.m.
Meteorologists at the NWS said a storm capable of producing a weak tornado had been spotted in the area around 10 a.m., and weakened to... more »
October 15, 2010 12:08 PM
State workers are still assessing damage and disposing of fouled sugar cane two months after a well blowout in an Assumption Parish sugar cane field. Meanwhile, according to The Courier newspaper in Houma, a class-action lawsuit on behalf of dozens of residents living near the blown-out well is pending against... more »
September 22, 2010 1:51 PM
A man is in jail in Assumption Parish after police say he shot at several people in a vehicle. 20-year-old Divone Davis was arrested Tuesday on a warrant for three counts of attempted murder, according to the Assumption Parish Sheriff’s Office. On Monday evening, the sheriff’s office received reports of... more »
September 16, 2010 2:04 PM
Update : Authorities have identified the17-year-old student from Assumption High School who was arrested as part of an investigation into threats made on Facebook to other students at the school.
The African American male student has been identified as Feronta Thompson, a junior at the high school. Sheriff Mike... more »
September 15, 2010 2:58 PM
The Assumption Parish Sheriff's Office is investigating reports of three people on an ATV shooting at people in Paincourtville.
According to Sheriff Mike Waguespack, deputies were called about a shooting at the intersection of Grant Loop and Sugar Street around 1:30 p.m. He said witnesses told them two male... more »
September 15, 2010 2:19 PM
Administrators at Assumption High School said hundreds of students either did not come to school or were taken home early by their parents today, as deputies investigated threats made on Facebook.
According to Superintendent Earl Martinez, around 200 students did not show up to school, and another 400 to... more »
August 30, 2010 11:10 AM
Clean up near the blown-out well site, in Assumption Parish is expected to take another six months.
DEQ plans to continue monitoring clean up operations and make sure freshwater stays out of the contaminated area.
Meanwhile, work continues around the relief well.
Parts of Highway 70 has... more »