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  • Property caving in for years, homeowner can't find relief Play Video

    June 5, 2018 6:50 PM

    DONALDSONVILLE - A drainage pipe busted underground and it's been causing problems for a homeowner for nearly a decade. Keith Bradford says he can't seem to find anyone who wants to take responsibility and it should have been repaired a long time ago. "It was a little small... more »
  • Residents in Donaldsonville still under boil water advisory Play Video

    January 8, 2018 10:17 AM

    DONALDSONVILLE- Residents in Donaldsonville are still under a boil water advisory. The Ascension Parish Utilities Department is working on gathering the required water samples this morning. According to the Ascension Parish Homeland Security, the final tests cannot be collected until the rain stops. A boil water advisory will... more »
  • Official: Donaldsonville may not see water shut off Wednesday night Play Video

    January 3, 2018 10:34 AM

    DONALDSONVILLE – Officials say workers have made significant progress in restoring water to residents in Donaldsonville. Martin McConnell with the Ascension Parish government says water pressure is still low but "adequate to serve all customers". Parish officials are cautiously optimistic that water service will not be shut off at... more »
  • Woman killed after striking 18-wheeler in Ascension

    October 31, 2017 9:13 AM

    DONALDSONVILLE- Louisiana State Troopers were investigating a two vehicle crash on LA 943 that left one woman dead in Ascension Parish. The crash took place on LA 943 west of LA 1. It took the life of 55-year-old Linda Regira. Authorities say, the crash occurred as Regira was... more »
  • New community center, substation now open in Ascension Parish Play Video

    September 16, 2017 11:35 PM

    BATON ROUGE - The Ascension Parish Sheriff's Office unveiled a new community center and substation in Donaldsonville Saturday morning. The Ascension Parish School System donated the property to the APSO to use for residents and officers. The community center is filled with offices spaces for deputies and educational... more »
  • Missing Donaldsonville man found safe

    August 3, 2017 4:44 PM

    UPDATE: APSO deputies say Eric Hathorn has been found safe and unharmed. DONALDSONVILLE - Ascension Parish deputies are searching for a man, last seen nearly two weeks ago. Deputies say 39-year-old Eric Hathorn was last seen at a relative's residence in Donaldsonville about two weeks ago. A family... more »
  • Donaldsonville woman arrested for allegedly shooting victim in face during argument

    July 27, 2017 11:33 AM

    DONALDSONVILLE- A woman was arrested after she allegedly shot another woman in the face during an argument in Donaldsonville. According to the Ascension Parish Sheriff's Office, 49-year-old Andrea Jackson was arrested on charges of attempted second degree murder and illegal use of a weapon. Deputies... more »
  • Construction underway for playground at new Ascension Sheriff's Office substation

    July 7, 2017 7:11 PM

    ASCENSION – Construction is underway for a new substation in Donaldsonville for the Ascension Parish Sheriff's Office. The substation will also include a park and a playground. The work began on Friday morning and will continue tomorrow. The sheriff's office has partnered with LSU Community... more »
  • Ascension Parish deputies host prescription drug takeback

    April 25, 2017 3:15 PM

    DONALDSONVILLE – Deputies in Ascension Parish are hosting an unwanted prescription drug takeback Saturday in Gonzales and Donaldsonville. The Sheriff’s office is partnering with the Drug Enforcement Agency to provide the public the opportunity to prevent pill abuse and theft by dropping off dangerous, unused and unwanted drugs. ... more »
  • Baton Rouge man pleads guilty following 2015 Donaldsonville shooting

    March 21, 2017 11:15 PM

    DONALDSONVILLE - A 28-year-old Baton Rouge man pled guilty to charges on Monday following a 2015 shooting in Donaldsonville. According to District Attorney Ricky Babin, Joshua Green pled guilty to aggravated battery. The guilty plea was the result of a plea agreement with prosecutors. The incident occurred on... more »
  • Rouses' stolen BBQ trailer 'Big Red' recovered in Texas

    March 16, 2017 4:10 PM

    DONALDSONVILLE – The CEO of Rouses Markets announced Thursday that the custom BBQ trailer stolen from the company’s Donaldsonville location was recovered in Texas. According to a statement from Rouses, the trailer was located in Alvin, Texas, Tuesday about one hour south of Houston. The Brazoria County Sheriff’s Department... more »
  • Deputies looking for BBQ pit stolen from Donaldsonville Rouses

    March 9, 2017 10:52 AM

    DONALDSONVILLE – Deputies are looking for any information to help find a barbecue pit that was stolen from a Rouses in Donaldsonville. According to the Ascension Parish Sheriff’s Office, the BBQ pit was stolen overnight Tuesday morning from the Rouses parking lot on Highway 1. Anyone with information... more »
  • Donaldsonville still recovering one month after tornado Play Video

    March 8, 2017 9:14 AM

    DONALDSONVILLE - One month after devastating tornadoes ripped through South Louisiana, residents of one small town are struggling to get back on their feet. The city and parish cleaned the streets of debris almost overnight, but it appears most of the rebuilding process stopped there. Out of around... more »
  • Herbicide causes scare at Donaldsonville school Play Video

    March 3, 2017 12:01 PM

    DONALDSONVILLE – Deputies in Ascension Parish say an “intrusive smell” caused two Ascension Parish shools and one building to shelter in place Friday morning. According to Ascension Parish Sheriff’s Office, investigators were looking into the source of the odor around Donaldsonville Primary School. The smell was later identified as... more »
  • Assessment teams working through damaged neighborhoods Play Video

    February 8, 2017 6:30 PM

    DONALDSONVILLE - As people cleanup from the tornadoes that tore through Louisiana Tuesday, damage assessment teams are walking neighborhoods gauging the damage. There are some things homeowners should do to properly document what's happened. The Governor's Office of Homeland Security and Emergency Preparedness recommends victims contact their insurance company... more »
  • PHOTOS: Stories of survival shared, rebuilding starts day after twister in Ascension

    February 8, 2017 12:40 PM

    DONALDSONVILLE – People mixed survival stories with tales of plans to rebuild as people met on the streets of this Ascension Parish community Wednesday. Hours after a twister tore through Donaldsonville, people are taking note of what's left, thankful there were no deaths and pondering their next steps. By... more »
  • Mayor: power will be restored in Donaldsonville by tonight Play Video

    February 8, 2017 8:04 AM

    DONALDSONVILLE –Crews in Donaldsonville worked through the night to restore power and clear streets for Wednesday morning. Entergy reports that more than 800 customers are still without power in Ascension Parish. Those without power are concentrated in the Donaldsonville area, where the National Weather Service confirmed a tornado touchdown... more »
  • Residents in Donaldsonville count their blessings after Tuesday Tornado Play Video

    February 7, 2017 11:22 PM

    DONALDSONVILLE - Cell phone video captured the frightening tornado that crashed through Donaldsonville Tuesday morning. Residents who saw the twister close up said it looked like a cloud of dust and fire. "It was a transformer blowing up, and when the transformer blew, it came and we ran in... more »
  • Donaldsonville residents say prayers saved their lives during tornado Play Video

    February 7, 2017 6:43 PM

    DONALDSONVILLE – Residents in Donaldsonville are thankful to be alive following severe storms and tornadoes on Tuesday. One resident, Clark Richard, told WBRZ that he was trapped inside of his home when the tornado touched down in the area. Richard got emotional while talking to WBRZ reporter Natalia Verdina.... more »
  • Donaldsonville officials survey damage done by tornado, working to restore power Play Video

    February 7, 2017 6:35 PM

    DONALDSONVILLE – Ascension Parish officials and Donaldsonville leaders met with residents as they surveyed the damage following a tornado that struck the area on Tuesday. Mayor Leroy Sullivan said that he heard what sounded like a freight train before he sought cover inside City Hall with his colleague. ... more »
  • Man found dead after Donaldsonville apartment fire

    January 5, 2017 7:17 PM

    DONALDSONVILLE – Investigators are still trying to determine how a Donaldsonville man died after his body was found Thursday morning after an apartment fire. State Fire Marshal investigators were summoned to the 1500 block of St. Patrick Street after crews found 68-year-old Isaac Landry in the kitchen area of... more »
  • 19-year-old arrested following foot chase in Donaldsonville

    December 6, 2016 4:54 PM

    DONALDSONVILLE – The Ascension Parish Sheriff's Office arrested a 19-year-old that attempted to flee deputies following a traffic stop on Monday in Donaldsonville. APSO arrested 19-year-old Travis Jones on charges of two counts of illegal possession of stolen guns, three counts of illegal carrying of weapons, possession of marijuana,... more »
  • Relief coming for residents in Donaldsonville over sewer problems Play Video

    November 15, 2016 6:40 PM

    DONALDSONVILLE- A major sewer project is about to get kicked off in the city of Donaldsonville in an effort to upgrade the infrastructure there. For years, residents have complained about overflowing sewage whenever it rains. Recently, Mayor Leroy Sullivan said the city received $7.1 million dollars from DEQ to upgrade... more »
  • 7-year-old dead, four injured in Ascension Parish crash

    October 7, 2016 7:37 PM

    DONALDSONVILLE – State Police say a 7-year-old is dead and four others are injured after a single vehicle crash in Ascension Parish Friday night. According to Louisiana State Police spokesperson Bryan Lee, the single vehicle crash happened on LA 405 near LA 1. The 7-year-old, Thaddeus Johnson Jr,... more »
  • Donaldsonville man arrested after kicking in ex's door, kidnapping her

    August 26, 2016 4:06 PM

    GONZALES - Deputies arrested a man accused of kicking in his ex-girlfriend’s door and kidnapping her after she placed a restraining order on him. 35-year-old Thomas Guillot, of Donaldsonville, was arrested and charged with violation of a protective order, simple robbery, false imprisonment and home invasion. APSO Chief... more »
  • Several houses flooded in Donaldsonville Play Video

    August 11, 2016 11:09 PM

    DONALDSONVILLE- Heavy storms throughout the day have caused homes throughout the area to become flooded. In Donaldsonville, strong showers doused the city for hours. Rain water filled ditches and soaked yards. Many residents said "it's been awhile" since their area experienced such severe storms and flooding. Some homes were able... more »
  • Donaldsonville man sentenced in manslaughter case

    July 26, 2016 11:35 AM

    GONZALES - A 28-year-old man has received a 12-year prison sentence in the shooting death of a Donaldsonville man. Shawn Broom, also of Donaldsonville, pleaded guilty April 26 to manslaughter in the fatal shooting of 21-year-old Michael Stewart on the porch of Donaldsonville home more than a year ago. Broom... more »
  • Deputies trying to identify Donaldsonville burglary suspect

    July 21, 2016 3:48 PM

    DONALDSONVILLE – Deputies are trying to identify a man who they say is responsible for a string of burglaries in the Donaldsonville area last weekend. According to Ascension Parish Sheriff’s Office, the burglaries happened during the late hours of Sunday July 16. The suspect was seen on home... more »
  • Good Samaritan recovers body of man who fell into Mississippi River

    July 19, 2016 11:28 AM

    DONALDSONVILLE - The body of a missing man who fell into the Mississippi River has been recovered. The Coast Guard said that Ambarish Parekh's body was recovered by a good Samaritan recovered Parekh's body in the water and transferred him to the Ascension Parish Sheriff's Office The Coast Guard... more »
  • Donaldsonville to spend $1M renovating 200-year-old park

    July 5, 2016 9:30 AM

    DONALDSONVILLE - A $1 million renovation of a 200-year-old park in the heart of Donaldsonville will make it the future home of regional festivals - like the Rural Roots of Jazz Fest. The renovation of Crescent Park - created in 1806, the same year the city was founded by an... more »
  • Deputes: Caregiver didn't help elderly woman after fall

    June 17, 2016 11:38 PM

    ASSUMPTION - Deputies arrested a caregiver who they say failed to act when an elderly woman fell and was injured. The Assumption Parish Sheriff's Office says 30-year-old Valencia R. Benjamin was a caretaker for the woman. Several employees and caretakers in charge of caring for the woman were... more »
  • 2 arrested and one still at large in stolen car in Donaldsonville

    April 19, 2016 5:55 PM

    DONALDSONVILLE- Two juveniles have been arrested and one suspect is still at large in a stolen vehicle in Donaldsonville. According to Lt. Col. Bobby Webre, deputies received information that a Toyota Camry stolen from Assumption Parish was traveling into Donaldsonville on Monday night. Deputies saw the stolen vehicle entering the... more »
  • Deputies make 5th arrest in 2015 Donaldsonville double murder

    April 19, 2016 12:23 PM

    DONALDSONVILLE - Sheriff’s deputies in Ascension Parish announced the arrest of a fifth person in connection with a 2015 double murder in Donaldsonville. APSO says the arrest of Demond Foley came through a joint effort with the New Orleans Police Department and the U.S. Marshals late Friday evening at... more »
  • Boil water advisory ends for parts of Donaldsonville Tuesday

    April 11, 2016 11:48 AM

    DONALDSONVILLE- A boil water advisory issued for parts of Donaldsonville has ended on Tuesday afternoon. Water samples were collected and have shown that the water is now safe according to the Louisiana Department of Health and Hospitals - Office of Public Health. Peoples Water Service Company of Donaldsonville... more »
  • Parts of Donaldsonville under boil order

    April 10, 2016 8:40 PM

    DONALDSONVILLE – People’s Water Company issued a boil order for parts of Donaldsonville Sunday night. Residents living in the Abend area, the St. Jude subdivision and near the Sunshine Bridge are under a boil order. According to People’s Water Company, water will be turned off completely for a... more »
  • Donaldsonville woman killed after car goes airborne off LA 1

    April 2, 2016 2:39 PM

    WHITE CASTLE – State Police say a Donaldsonville woman is dead after her car went airborne and landed on its roof off LA 1 Saturday morning. According to Louisiana State Police Latisha Johnson, 39, was driving northbound on LA 1 around 7:20 a.m. when she traveled off the right... more »
  • State demands answers from water company over unhealthy amount of chemicals Play Video

    March 29, 2016 5:21 PM

    DONALDSONVILLE- State health leaders had strong words today for People's Water in Donaldsonville. "We don't have a trust at this point," Dr. Jimmy Guidry said. "In order to build that trust they have to do their job, and we have to check and make sure they're doing their job." The... more »
  • Donaldsonville businesses hurting after water ban Play Video

    March 25, 2016 3:41 PM

    DONALDSONVILLE - Good Friday dinner is almosrt ready, even in Donaldsonville, where the tap water is still off limits. "I was kind of schocked. I thought this is the biggest weekend in the year for me," seafood market owner said. Gallons of bottled water line the entrance of... more »
  • Donaldsonville water remains undrinkable

    March 24, 2016 10:07 AM

    DONALDSONVILLE - Louisiana's state health officer says it will be at least two to three days before residents of Donaldsonville can begin drinking their tap water again. Residents of the town southeast of Baton Rouge were advised not to drink the water this week after an inspection showed the possibility... more »
  • REPORT: Device error caused water troubles in Donaldsonville

    March 23, 2016 2:01 PM

    DONALDSONVILLE – Residents in Donaldsonville may be able to use their drinking water again as early as Wednesday afternoon. A spokesperson for the People's Water System says a possible device issue or a faulty meter forced Donaldsonville officials to tell residents to not use the city's drinking water. The Department... more »
  • DHH: Donaldsonville residents shouldn't drink water until further notice

    March 22, 2016 9:03 PM

    DONALDSONVILLE - The Louisiana Department of Health and Hospitals notified the Peoples Water System in Donaldsonville that it must immediately alter how it treats drinking water. The directive comes after an inspection revealed elevated levels of chlorine dioxide in the system. Residents are also warned NOT to drink the... more »
  • High water leads to road closures in Ascension Parish Play Video

    March 10, 2016 3:33 PM

    DONALDSONVILLE - Ascension Parish sheriff's deputies say several roads are already closed due to high water that has risen as heavy rainfall began Thursday afternoon. The current closures are located in West Ascension Parish and are as follows: St. Patrick Street at Williams Street St. Patrick at the underpass Iberville... more »
  • In superintendent selection process, Ascension to hire search firm

    March 8, 2016 10:12 AM

    DONALDSONVILLE- Wednesday, the school board in Ascension Parish will hear from search firms hoping to get the contract to find the system's next superintendent. Earlier this year, current superintendent Patrice Pujol announced she would be retiring in the spring after working in the district for more than three decades.... more »
  • Donaldsonville woman wanted for failing to register as sex offender

    March 3, 2016 2:58 PM

    DONALDSONVILLE - Sheriff’s deputies in Ascension Parish have issued an arrest warrant for a woman who has failed to register as a sex offender in the parish. 35-year-old LaKeisha Marshall, of 1305 McKinley Street in Donaldsonville, is a Tier II Sex Offender, according to Lt. Col. Bobby Webre of... more »
  • Students clean up museum on MLK Day

    January 18, 2016 4:56 PM

    DONALDSONVILLE - A group of Donaldsonville High School students gave back to the community on Martin Luther King Jr. Day by cleaning up around the River Road African American Museum. It's all part of celebrating the life of Martin Luther King Jr. while learning about African American history in the... more »
  • Accused Donaldsonville drug dealer busted after 2 month investigation

    January 15, 2016 4:13 PM

    DONALDSONVILLE - Ascension Parish Sheriff’s deputies say a two-month long investigation culminated in the arrest of a Donaldsonville man on Thursday for selling drugs out of his residence. 38-year-old James Miles was taken into custody and charged with possession with intent to distribute a Schedule I CDS, possession with... more »
  • Deputies searching for sex offender in Ascension Parish

    January 8, 2016 5:35 PM

    DONALDSONVILLE - Deputies are looking for a sex offender who failed to register in Ascension Parish. The Ascension Parish Sheriff’s Officer is searching for 54-year-old Kevin Jones. APSO Lt. Col. Bobby Webre said Jones is a Tier 3 sex offender who was last seen in and around the Donaldsonville... more »
  • Engineer pushes highway project, anticipating new bridge

    January 1, 2016 11:00 AM

    BATON ROUGE - An engineer is making a pitch these days to officials in suburban Baton Rouge parishes: He's seeking to jump-start a highway project in anticipation of the state someday building a new Mississippi River bridge between Baton Rouge and Donaldsonville. Wilfred Barry, president of Baton Rouge engineering... more »
  • Donaldsonville woman arrested for cheating Medicaid program

    December 10, 2015 12:49 PM

    BATON ROUGE - The Attorney General’s Office says a Donaldsonville woman has been arrested for Medicaid fraud after she illegally billed the State Medicaid Program for health care services that were never performed. 52-year-old Sandra Fisher was charged with two counts of Medicaid fraud after she was accused of... more »
  • Donaldsonville man accused of beating woman, fleeing from police

    December 9, 2015 12:43 PM

    DONALDSONVILLE – Authorities in Ascension Parish accused a Donaldsonville man of beating a woman and fleeing from deputies last week. Deputies charged 26-year-old Frank Brooks Tuesday with possession of marijuana, domestic abuse aggravated assault, flight from an officer and disturbing the peace. The Ascension Parish Sheriff’s Office said... more »
  • Donaldsonville kids pitch in to design dream playground Play Video

    December 5, 2015 11:24 PM

    DONALDSONVILLE - About two dozen elementary students from Donaldsonville got the chance to play the role of engineers for a day on Friday. It's part of the Ascension Parish Chamber of Commerce initiative to build a safe playground for kids to enjoy themselves. "These kids in these communities are literally... more »
  • Donaldsonville falls short of money for levee project Play Video

    November 4, 2015 6:29 PM

    DONALDSONVILLE - A project to improve a portion of the levee has run out of money and city officials have no idea where they can get more. It's all part of a riverfront development project. Benches, lights, and pavement have started to pop up on the levee, near the... more »
  • Tentative deal made to buy water system in Donaldsonville

    August 31, 2015 7:35 AM

    DONALDSONVILLE- Ascension Parish government has reached an agreement in principle with Peoples Water Service Co. to buy its water operations in Donaldsonville for $5.9 million. If the deal goes through, officials say the parish plans to inject another $5 million in upgrades to the water system, After months of negotiations,... more »
  • Chlorine boosters coming to fight amoeba Play Video

    August 25, 2015 7:29 PM

    DONALDSONVILLE - Ascension Parish will install chlorine boosters on two of its rural water systems after a brain-eating amoeba was detected in those systems last month. Parish officials will install one booster to inject chlorine directly into the water supply at the ACUD#1 and the ACUD#2 water systems in... more »
  • Chlorine burn to last till October

    August 24, 2015 7:08 PM

    DONALDSONVILLE - The ACUD-1 water system in Ascension Parish is one week into a 60-day chlorine burn. This comes after a brain-eating amoeba was found in the system in July. The state requires a small amount of chlorine to be present in any water system. However, extra chlorine is added... more »
  • Donaldsonville Primary to keep location after vote

    August 18, 2015 7:55 PM

    DONALDSONVILLE - A 5-5 tie vote Tuesday night by Ascension Parish School Board members means Donaldsonville Primary will stay open at its current location rather than move further away from a nearby industrial site. The board voted for a second time on a proposal to relocate the school to... more »
  • 7 arrested in narcotics raid at Donaldsonville barber shop

    August 7, 2015 1:02 PM

    DONALDSONVILLE - Sheriff's deputies in Ascension Parish reported the arrest of seven individuals during a narcotics raid at a Donaldsonville barber shop Wednesday. Deputies say urgency was added to the investigation when it was learned that the individuals were engaging in illegal drug activity at the business with a... more »
  • Arrest made in Donaldsonville double murder

    August 7, 2015 12:54 PM

    DONALDSONVILLE - Ascension Parish Sheriff Jeff Wiley said after months of investigating, detectives charged a New Orleans man in connection with a double murder this past January in Donaldsonville. Detectives arrested 26-year-old Quinton Jackson Wednesday with the help of New Orleans and federal authorities. The sheriff's office charged Jackson... more »
  • Repeat drug offender roundup leads to 10 arrests

    August 6, 2015 1:08 PM

    GONZALES - An undercover narcotics operation by sheriff's deputies in Ascension Parish over the past two months turned up 10 arrests of repeat drug offenders on both sides of the Mississippi River. With months of investigation wrapping up, deputies moved to make their arrests this week, executing the roundup... more »
  • Amoeba chlorine burn starts slow Play Video

    July 30, 2015 7:46 PM

    MODESTE - Ascension Parish informed residents Thursday of a potential change in the smell of their drinking water. The Parish has pumped chlorine into the ACUD No. 1 water system since Wednesday night after the system tested positive for a brain-eating amoeba. The system serves 1,800 people in the... more »
  • Donaldsonville man arrested in home invasion, shooting

    July 10, 2015 1:12 PM

    DONALDSONVILLE- Ascension Parish Sheriff's deputies arrested a Donaldsonville man Friday wanted in connection to a home invasion earlier this week. According to APSO, 22-year-old Morris Miles was arrested Friday after deputies received a tip that Miles was at a residence in Donaldsonville shortly before 11 a.m. Miles was... more »
  • Donaldsonville man wanted in home invasion, shooting

    July 9, 2015 4:29 PM

    GEISMAR - Sheriff's deputies in Ascension Parish are looking for a Donaldsonville man wanted in connection with a home invasion and kidnapping earlier this week. Deputies say they were dispatched to a residence on Anderson Road in Geismar where there were reports of multiple shots fired. Investigators identified 22-year-old... more »
  • Man killed after running into big rig

    June 26, 2015 5:03 PM

    DONALDSONVILLE - Louisiana State Police said a Donaldsonville man died after running into the back of an 18-wheeler in Ascension Parish Friday morning. Troopers said 30-year-old Oscar Bennett III died in the wreck on LA 3089 north of LA 70 just before 11 a.m. They said he was not... more »
  • Third man charged in fairgrounds shooting

    June 24, 2015 10:40 PM

    BATON ROUGE- A man suspected of shooting another man during a planned drug deal is behind bars. Detetives caught Ronald T. Lockett, 19, Jr in Ascension Parish and booked him as a fugitive from East Baton Rouge Sheriff's Office. He will return to EBR and booked for second-degree murder... more »
  • Donaldsonville woman admits stealing social security numbers

    June 24, 2015 12:03 PM

    BATON ROUGE - A former employee of the Ascension Parish Health Unit has pleaded guilty to stealing more than 400 Social Security numbers from an internal database and selling them to a Baton Rouge tax return preparer. Federal prosecutors said in a news release that 26-year-old Ta'Sha Thomas, of Donaldsonville,... more »

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