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  • Family awarded $4.4 million for accident that killed 2 children on Bluff Road

    November 8, 2016 2:53 PM

    ASCENSION – An Ascension Parish jury awarded $4.4 million to a mother and father for the death of their two children who were struck and killed by an SUV in July 2014 on Bluff Road. The SUV was driven by 24-year-old Shawnette Taylor, who lost control when her vehicle's... 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 »
  • 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, 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 »
  • Woman pleads no contest in accident that killed 2 children

    March 25, 2015 2:44 PM

    GONZALES - A Prairieville woman who lost control of her car and hit and killed a brother and sister fishing alongside the highway has pleaded no contest to a careless operation charge. 48-year-old Shawnette B. Taylor entered the plea Wednesday before state District Judge Marilyn Lambert. She then sentenced Taylor... more »
  • Ticket issued in deadly Bluff Road wreck

    October 14, 2014 10:54 PM

    PRAIRIEVILLE - State Police said Tuesday, the driver of an SUV that ran off Bluff Road, hit and killed two kids then crashed into the tree line was issued a ticket for careless operation. David Lanus, 6, and Faria Lanus, 9, were fishing at the bottom of an embankment... more »
  • No indictment in crash which killed 2 kids Play Video

    October 10, 2014 1:23 PM

    GONZALES - A grand jury chose not to indict the driver who killed two children in an Ascension Parish wreck this past June. The jury returned no true bill against Shawnette Taylor, whose SUV ran off Bluff Road and killed Daylon and Sarai Lanus while they were fishing with... more »
  • Family wants driver who killed their kids charged Play Video

    August 21, 2014 4:37 PM

    GEISMAR- The family of two children killed in a crash on Bluff Road two months ago wants the driver who caused the wreck charged. The Lanus family said their faith has been getting them through the hard times. Now, they want justice for their children. Daylon and Sarai Lanus... more »
  • Wreck report complete in death of kids fishing

    August 18, 2014 3:55 PM

    GEISMAR - State Police said they've finished their report into the crash that killed two children while the kids were fishing with their father in Ascension Parish, and that no arrests would be coming at this time. Trooper Jared Sandifer said the report did not find conclusive evidence at... more »
  • Another crash at dangerous Bluff Road curve

    July 30, 2014 10:30 PM

    PRAIRIEVILLE - Just more than a month since a driver lost control of her SUV and barreled off Bluff Road in Ascension Parish, killing two children , another driver ended up wrecking in the same area Wednesday evening. The driver of the a pickup veered off Bluff Road and... more »
  • Balloons released for kids hit, killed by out-of-control SUV Play Video

    July 3, 2014 10:27 PM

    GEISMAR - Family and friends gathered for a vigil to remember two children killed while fishing with their father and two family friends. "I can just remember them playing in the yard, just having fun and laughing," said neighbor Keisha Lang. "They'll truly be missed." Saria Lanus, 9,... more »

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