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  • Darrow woman sought for retirement account theft

    January 20, 2015 4:49 PM

    GONZALES - Police asked for the public's on Tuesday afternoon in locating a woman accused of stealing nearly $10,000 from a former roommate's retirement account over the course of two years. Detectives said Denise Scott Gordon, 43, used the social security number and date of birth of her husband's... more »
  • Darrow Assistant Fire Chief arrested for fuel card fraud

    October 13, 2014 11:59 AM

    DARROW - Gonzales police said Darrow Assistant Fire Chief Tarrell Milan was arrested Monday after investigators obtained evidence that he used parish fuel cards to make personal purchases in excess of $750. An internal audit was conducted after an excessive number of questionable fuel purchases were made by Milan,... more »
  • 2 arrested in Darrow home burglary

    June 13, 2014 2:43 PM

    DARROW- Two men accused of burglarizing a home in Ascension Parish, are now behind bars. Deputies say 18 year-old Brannon Ellis and 19 year-old Steven Joseph were arrested for burglarizing homes in the Ascension Trace Subdivision in Darrow. A number of stolen items were recovered, including rifles. ... more »
  • Leaders want more pumps, stricter regulations after parish floods

    June 2, 2014 9:37 PM

    GONZALES - Ascension Parish leaders discussed adding more pumps to ease flooding problems after last week's heavy rain. "It was kind of an odd scenario because we saw more rain in a short time period than we would in a 100-year-flood," parish councilman Bryan Melancon said. "We got more... more »
  • Ascension starting cleanup after flooding

    June 2, 2014 2:54 PM

    DARROW - Flood victims in Ascension Parish started cleanup efforts Monday to remove ruined flooring and belongings after heavy rains sent water into homes. Cantrelle Green and dozens of her neighbors in the Astroland subdivision in Darrow saw several inches of water pour into their homes last week. ... more »
  • Seventh suspect arrested in Darrow murder

    April 30, 2014 4:06 PM

    GONZALES - Law enforcement agencies caught up with another person wanted this week in connection with a recent murder in Darrow. Chief Deputy Tony Bacala said Ascension Parish Sheriff's deputies along with U. S. Marshals and Gonzales Police officers arrested Bruce James at a residence in Gonzales Wednesday morning.... more »
  • Three arrested in Ascension Parish murder

    April 30, 2014 10:49 AM

    DARROW - The Ascension Parish Sheriff's Office reports three men wanted in connection with a murder in Darrow last week have been arrested. Deputies said Delano Alexander, Anthony Clark and Bruce James were involved in the killing of 23 year-old Isaac Prestley last week. This brings the total... more »
  • APSO: 3 other gang members wanted for murder

    April 29, 2014 2:40 PM

    DARROW- Detectives with the Ascension Parish Sheriff's Office are on the lookout for three additional suspects wanted in connection with a murder last week in Darrow. Arrest warrants are out for Bruce James, Anthony "Tony" Clark, and Delano "Deeky" Alexander for their involvement in the shooting death of 23... more »
  • Man murdered weeks before becoming father

    April 25, 2014 5:19 PM

    DARROW - A mother is grieving after her son was murdered in Ascension Parish just weeks before becoming a father. Andrell Prestley says it's shocking that her son was shot to death right before being able to experience fatherhood. Blankets, toys and boxes of diapers line the wall of... 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 »
  • Deputies investigating murder in Darrow

    April 24, 2014 11:12 PM

    DARROW- A 23-year-old died in a shooting on Highway 22 Thursday. The Ascension Parish Sheriff's Office said Isaac Prestley was shot around 6:30 p.m. and taken to an area hospital by a private vehicle where he died. Allison Hudson, a spokesperson for the department, said the incident is... more »
  • Community supports family torn apart by deadly fire check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    December 24, 2012 3:15 PM

    ASCENSION PARISH- People from Ascension Parish and beyond are opening up their generous hearts this holiday to help a family who lost more than just their home in a deadly fire overnight. The Siears family of Sorrento stepped into action as soon as they heard the horrific news that... more »
  • 2 brothers killed in Ascension mobile home fire

    December 24, 2012 7:52 AM

    DARROW - The State Fire Marshal's Office is investigating an overnight mobile home fire that claimed the lives of two brothers. Family members identified the boys as Kevin Porter, 4, and Dimanie Elder, 6. State Fire Marshal Butch Browning says the boys' mother and two sisters were able... more »
  • 2 suspects arrested in Darrow slaying

    August 13, 2011 12:40 PM

    DARROW, La.- Ascension Parish sheriffs detectives say they have arrested two men suspected of killing a 19-year-old man June 27 in a subdivision here. Detectives arrested Brian Russell, 29, and Tevis Harvey, 22, both of Darrow, on Friday and booked both of them on counts of second-degree murder. ... more »
  • Vehicle sought in Darrow murder investigation

    July 1, 2011 10:24 AM

    DARROW - Ascension Parish Deputies are looking for a vehicle they suspect may be involved in the June 27th murder of Darren Smylie, 19, of Darrow. The murder occurred at a 39068 Venus Street home in Astroland Subdivision in Darrow where Smylie was found shot to death. ... more »
  • Father finds son murdered in Ascension Parish

    June 27, 2011 11:07 PM

    A man in Ascension Parish came home from work Monday to find his teenaged son murdered. Darren Smylie, Jr., 19, was found dead in a house on Venus Ave. in Darrow. Investigators are not saying much about what happened. They say the cause of death is still... more »
  • Murder investigation underway in Darrow

    June 27, 2011 6:43 PM

    DARROW - Ascension Parish authorities tell News 2 they are investigating a murder at 39068 Venus Ave. in Darrow. Lt. Colonel Paul Robert would not confirm the identity of the victim or how he died but he did confirm it was a 19-year-old man. Some media reports have... more »
  • Darrow man convicted by judge in fatal shooting

    November 2, 2010 6:09 AM

    DONALDSONVILLE - A Darrow man was convicted of manslaughter in the deadly shooting of his co-worker outside a Burnside grocery store almost two years ago. At trial, Renaldo Claiborne claimed self-defense in the Dec. 12, 2008, shooting that killed 50-year-old Alcee Miller of Darrow. Defense attorney Pegram Mire Jr. said... more »
  • Sheriff's Office holds presser about accused deputy shooter

    April 9, 2010 6:28 PM

    The East Baton Rouge Sheriff's Office held a press conference Tuesday evening to discuss the death of the man accused of shooting a deputy earlier this week during a traffic stop. DeWayne Steward was tracked to a trailer in Darrow Friday afternoon and cornered by deputies from both East... more »
  • Man suspected of shooting deputy dies

    April 9, 2010 3:48 PM

    The family of shooting suspect DeWayne Steward says he has died. Deputies from Ascension and East Baton Rouge parishes surrounded a trailer where Steward was believed to have been in Darrow, La., Friday afternoon. Shortly after 3:15 p.m., a News 2 crew heard shots fired. Steward was accused... more »
  • Boil orders continue

    January 11, 2010 9:15 AM

    The boil order for Water District 7 in Clinton in East Feliciana Parish has been extended for another 48 hours. In Ascension Parish, a boil water order is in effect until further notice for the west bank communities of Modeste, McCall and Smoke Bend. Water in those areas is supplied... more »
  • Boil order for parts of Ascension Parish

    January 10, 2010 8:25 PM

    A boil order is immediately in effect until further notice for Modeste, McCall and Smoke Bend in the west bank of Ascension Parish because of water pressure problems. According to parish spokesperson Scott Rabalais, water pressure is also low in Darrow on the east bank, but was improving as... more »
  • Darrow residents concerned about rising flood waters

    December 9, 2009 4:38 PM

    While parts of Ascension Parish are drying up from heavy rains this week, other parts are seeing flood waters rise. Residents who live off Galaxy Boulevard in Darrow said water has been rising since the rain stopped Tuesday. Some are stranded, unable to get to work or school. ... more »
  • Road closures in Ascension Parish

    December 8, 2009 10:13 AM

    Heavy rain caused numerous road closures in Ascension Parish. As of 9 a.m. Tuesday, the following roads/intersections were closed because of standing water: -Pelican Crossing, Darrow -Beau Douglas at Pelican Point, Darrow -LA 308, Donaldsonville -Evangeline Ave., Donaldsonville -Tiggy Duplessis at LA 621, Duplessis -Louis White at McDaniels, Dutchtown -South... more »
  • Polling place moved for Precinct 39 in Ascension Parish

    October 2, 2009 2:49 PM

    The polling place for Precinct 39 in Ascension Parish has been moved. The Ascension Parish Council unanimously approved an emergency ordinance on Thursday to move Precinct 39 to an alternate polling place for the Oct. 17 election. Precinct 39 will now go to the Marchand School, 38608 Highway 22,... more »

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