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  • Community supports family torn apart by deadly fire 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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