March 3, 2015 11:49 AM
GONZALES - Firefighters said they quickly put out a carport fire in Gonzales and rescued two pet parakeets in the process on Sunday.
Firefighters arrived on the scene of the house fire at around 2:45 p.m. on Feb. 29 to find flames and heavy smoke coming from the carport... more »
March 2, 2015 5:25 PM
GONZALES - An upscale mixed-use community with a $325 million price tag could transform undeveloped land in Gonzales if the city allows it.
Lafayette-based Southern Lifestyle Development wants to purchase a property used as a cattle ranch on Highway 44 just south of the interstate. Plans call for nine... more »
March 2, 2015 3:27 PM
GONZALES - Police said one of five people hurt in a wreck in Gonzales last month has died.
Gonzales PD said Joey McClendon died Saturday from the injuries he sustained in the Feb. 15 wreck.
Police said on that day an SUV collided with a car carrying four... more »
February 28, 2015 6:48 PM
GONZALES - Ascension, Livingston and East Baton Rouge sheriff's deputies joined forces to take a dive into some chilly waters Saturday morning at the 7th Annual Polar Plunge.
The teams jumped into the freezing waters at Cabela's in Gonzales all to raise money for athletes in the Louisiana Special... more »
February 22, 2015 11:44 AM
GONZALES - Police arrested a man involved in a fatal crash that killed a man on the interstate early Sunday morning.
It happened around 5 a.m. on I-10 West of the Hwy 30 exit in Gonzales.
Gonzales police arrested 27-year-old John Sanchez after being involved in a crash... more »
February 17, 2015 10:19 PM
GONZALES - A father is accused of having his daughter help him steal items from the city's Walmart.
Police said they arrested Jonathan Brock Ledford, 27, after investigating a shoplifting complaint. Officers said Ledford hid about $58 worth of merchandise on himself and his 2-year-old daughter.
Police reported... more »
February 16, 2015 4:23 PM
GONZALES - Police investigating a wreck which sent five people to the hospital Sunday night in Gonzales asked for any witnesses to contact them Monday.
Gonzales Police spokesperson Charlotte Guedry said investigators would greatly appreciate any witnesses to the wreck at LA 429 and Airline Highway to come forward... more »
February 14, 2015 12:58 PM
GONZALES - A Gonzales man is arrested for drunk driving after he rear-ended and injured a state trooper on I-10 near Gonzales.
It happened east of LA Hwy 44 around 11:30 a.m. Saturday.
Investigators say State Christopher K. Morris, 46, smashed into a patrol car on the side... more »
January 27, 2015 5:34 PM
GONZALES - Residents in Ascension Parish praised their sheriff's office's actions after a man wanted in Georgia broke loose from a deputy trying to arrest him last night.
Deputies re-arrested the man, Ricardo Rodriguez, Tuesday afternoon. He's wanted for sex crimes out of Georgia. The sheriff's office said Rodriguez... more »
January 26, 2015 9:03 PM
GONZALES - Sheriff's deputies are searching for a man who was able to break free from a deputy during the course of an arrest Monday night.
The Ascension Parish Sheriff's office sent an alert, asking people in the area of Airline Highway and Highway 74 to be on the... more »
January 14, 2015 12:50 PM
GONZALES - Police reported on Wednesday the arrest of a man wanted in connection with several recent vehicle burglaries in Ascension Parish after an officer on routine patrol spotted the suspect in a Gonzales hotel parking lot.
According to the Ascension Parish Sheriff's Office, Paul Anthony Grego Jr. was... more »
January 13, 2015 4:28 PM
GONZALES - Detectives said a "selfie" posted on the internet helped them identify and arrest a man suspected of stealing a money clip in Ascension Parish.
Gonzales Police charged 29-year-old Rashad Bridges of Darrow with felony theft this week.
Police said Bridges stole the clip on Dec. 2... more »
January 7, 2015 6:20 PM
BATON ROUGE - Gov. Bobby Jindal announced Wednesday the interim appointment of David Guitreau to the Gonzales City Council in order to fill the seat left vacant following the resignation of Gary Lacombe.
Lacombe resigned in the face of a dedicated recall effort in November which successfully petitioned for... more »
January 1, 2015 6:16 PM
GONZALES- The city council will have a new look in 2015 and two men are hoping it will feature their faces in the seats vacated by Gary Lacombe and Timothy Vessel.
Neal Bourque and Harold Stewart have stepped up to run for the seats that were emptied after Lacombe... more »
December 30, 2014 11:32 AM
GONZALES - How much damage can one raccoon do? Quite a bit, according to the Gonzales Police Department and one garbage truck driver.
Gonzales PD said early Christmas Eve morning they were called to a store parking lot on Airline Highway where a garbage truck had run into a... more »
December 17, 2014 10:49 PM
GONZALES- In an unheard of unanimous vote by the city council Wednesday night, two people were nominated for open positions on the council.
Barbara Duhe, a retired city worker, was appointed to fill the seat left vacant when Timothy Vessel was recalled earlier this month. Seventy-five percent of voters... more »
December 16, 2014 6:23 PM
GONZALES - A man in Gonzales was arrested for his sixth DWI after crashing into a wall.
Police say Willie Evans was driving drunk when he drove into a building last week. The 62-year-old has a long criminal history, with his first DWI arrest dating back to 1978.
... more »
December 16, 2014 8:56 AM
GONZALES - Police say they have arrested a Gonzales man for Driving Under the Influence for the 6th time following a crash last week.
Investigators say Willie Evans, 62, ran a stop sign before running into a building in the 1600 block of Philippe Ave. They say Evans admitted... more »
December 15, 2014 9:49 PM
GONZALES- Governor Bobby Jindal will need to appoint someone to fill the council seat of Gary Lacombe since the deadline for the city to appoint someone passed at midnight.
Mayor Barney Arceneaux said he will suggest someone to the governor's office. The city had twenty days to appoint someone... more »
December 15, 2014 10:35 AM
GONZALES - A joint law enforcement operation led to the arrest of a Gonzales man on 31 counts of possessing child porn, according to the Office of Attorney General "Buddy" Caldwell.
55-year-old Everett Carter was taken into custody without incident last Thursday and booked into the Ascension Parish Jail... more »
December 15, 2014 8:55 AM
GONZALES - Police arrested two people they say shoplifted from the Gonzales Walmart late last month.
Sarah Bourgeois, 27, turned herself in after investigators released security footage of the duo walking into the store. She is a resident of Livingston. Police were able to track down 27-year-old Michael Hankins... more »
December 15, 2014 5:33 AM
PRAIRIEVILLE - A community is preparing to gather Monday morning to remember an Ascension Parish teen killed in a crash last week.
15-year-old Claire Carline of Prairieville died in the wreck on LA Highway 74 east of I-10. while on the way to school at Dutchtown High. Her two... more »
December 12, 2014 10:39 AM
GONZALES - Police arrested a man with with connections to violent militias after they said he made threatening phone calls to Gonzales City Hall.
Police charged Brandon Gibbs of Gonzales with attempted aggravated battery, resisting an officer, improper phone communication, drug possession and illegal possession of body armor in... more »
December 11, 2014 4:29 PM
GONZALES - Sheriff's deputies in Ascension Parish asked for the public's help on Thursday in locating a Gonzales woman accused of cashing a stolen check at a local grocery store late in November.
Investigators said they began to investigation a forgery complaint after a woman, later identified as 29-year-old... more »
December 8, 2014 10:16 PM
GONZALES - Two days after voters booted him from office, Timothy Vessel attended his last city council meeting on the governing body of the City of Gonzales.
"I had to be here as a councilman, to stay in my seat," Vessel said about attending the meeting Monday night. "This... more »
December 6, 2014 8:49 PM
GONZALES - Voters overwhelmingly chose to recall Gonzales city council member Tim Vessel after a series of controversial votes and actions which cost the town.
Vessel and another council member, Gary Lacombe, had been targeted by a group of citizens organized under the name "Save Gonzales."
Lacome resigned... more »
December 1, 2014 10:16 AM
GONZALES - A woman was rescued by her husband and other family members after a man tried to kidnap her from her driveway, deputies in Ascension Parish said.
The incident, where the suspect was pistol-whipped by the men who knew the victim, happened Sunday. The department released the information... more »
November 26, 2014 3:20 PM
GONZALES - Sheriff's deputies in Ascension Parish are looking to identify a man accused of stealing golf clubs from a golf shop in Gonzales earlier this month.
Investigators said the man purchased several small items from the Pelican Point Golf Shop on Nov. 16 before he shoved multiple golf... more »
November 25, 2014 4:27 PM
GONZALES - Gary Lacombe resigned Tuesday from the Gonzales City Council, in the face of a dedicated recall effort which successfully petitioned for a special election to remove him from office.
Lacombe submitted his resignation to the Secretary of State's Office Tuesday afternoon.
Lacombe is one of two... more »
November 25, 2014 10:09 AM
GONZALES - Police in Gonzales asked for the public's help on Tuesday as they search for a man accused of stealing a lawn mower and trailer earlier this month.
Leon J. Williams is wanted by the Gonzales Police Department for felony theft after he allegedly stole the lawn care... more »
November 24, 2014 12:21 PM
GONZALES - Ascension Parish Sheriff's Office deputies and Gonzales Police said they arrested two and disabled an operational hotel room meth lab in Gonzales on Sunday night.
Gonzales Police searched the room at a hotel in 2000 block of Louisiana 30 West at around 9 p.m. after officers received... more »
November 20, 2014 8:52 AM
GONZALES - Ascension Parish deputies say they found weapons and drugs in a car after stopping it for illegally parking in a handicapped space.
John Johnson, 43, was behind the wheel. According to deputies, he had several warrants for failing to appear in court. When they searched the car,... more »
November 10, 2014 10:19 PM
GONZALES - Although the council passed the city's capital outlay budget Monday night, the tension remains over a series of other issues.
There are two different attorneys representing the city of Gonzales and some of the councilmen and they're racking up a hefty bill. Fees for attorney Robert Barnett,... more »
November 7, 2014 2:16 PM
GONZALES - Police charged a Prairieville man with obscenity after they said he was caught performing lewd acts in a Gonzales parking lot.
Gonzales PD arrested Derick Moran, 24, on Oct. 30 after receiving complaints he was performing sexual acts in his car while a witness was trying to... more »
November 5, 2014 10:32 PM
GONZALES - The mayor suggested a councilman should resign after a controversy involving politicking near voting precincts on election day.
Timothy Vessel was issued a misdemeanor summons for riding a tricycle around town and violating the 600 foot zone around voting precincts where politicking is not allowed.
"[He]... more »
October 30, 2014 2:53 PM
GONZALES- A man accused of selling heroin to narcotics detectives in Ascension Parish, is now behind bars.
Detectives arrested Moses Griggs after finding him packaging heroin at his home in Gonzales.
They also found four small children ranging in age from 8 to 12 years of age.
... more »
October 27, 2014 10:48 PM
GONZALES- A long-standing fight over funding for new crime-fighting tools continues here.
Monday night, the traditional three-member voting bloc disagreed with providing money for crime cameras and motorcycles for the police department. However, the group suggested providing money to pay for new police cars. Still, it was not enough... more »
October 24, 2014 5:10 PM
BATON ROUGE - The Ascension Veterans Association is in need of some help from the public to honor veterans and individuals in active service during their November parade in Gonzales.
Brent Gautreau and David McIntyre stopped by the set of our 4 p.m. broadcast on Friday to ask people... more »
October 14, 2014 2:57 PM
GONZALES- Police have arrested a 40-year-old St. Amant woman on allegations she embezzled more than $200,000 over nearly six years from a Gonzales furniture store where she had been the manager. Police say Shannon Denyse Desira changed payroll records at the Big Ben Rent World furniture store, eliminated deductions from... more »
October 13, 2014 10:32 PM
GONZALES - A bizarre turn of events may lead Police Chief Sherman Jackson to more money than he asked for.
After months of back and forth and three vetoes over budget issues, some people had a hard time understanding what happened at a city council meeting Monday night.
... more »
October 9, 2014 3:15 PM
GONZALES - Police said they arrested a man last month accused of kicking in the door of a Gonzales home and making off with jewelry.
Gonzales police said they responded to the scene of a burglary early on the morning of Sept. 15 to find that Cody Wayne Bradley... more »
October 1, 2014 6:18 PM
GONZALES - Councilman Timothy Vessel will be forced to defend his job after 2,188 voters signed a petition demanding he leave office.
Vessel is one of two councilmen, including Gary Lacombe, that face the recall, likely to be held in December, after the Save Gonzales campaign worked for months... more »
September 30, 2014 5:49 PM
GONZALES- Police accused an Ascension Parish man of exposing himself to a yogurt shop employee in Gonzales this week.
Police arrested Jack Ryan Vincent, 34, of Napoleonville Tuesday on one count of obscenity for the incident this past August.
Detectives said Vincent came into the shop and bought... more »
September 26, 2014 6:17 AM
GONZALES - A 51-year-old Raceland man faces two mandatory life sentences after an Ascension Parish jury convicted him in the sexual abuse of two girls. Jurors found Edward Caldwell guilty of two counts of aggravated rape and one count of molestation of a juvenile after 40 minutes of deliberation on... more »
September 25, 2014 2:46 PM
GONZALES - The Ascension Parish Hot Air Balloon Festival kicks off this weekend in Gonzales.
The Lamar Dixon Expo Center will soon turn into a balloon landing zone filled with carnival rides and much more. That gives national champion pilot Robert Ambeau the chance to brag about his home... more »
September 22, 2014 9:44 PM
GONZALES - Intermittent lane closures began Monday on LA 30 between Tanger and the Iberville Parish line in Gonzales so the Department of Transportation and Development can patch, mill and lay new asphalt.
While drivers know the road is problematic, they say it needs more than just some patching.... more »
September 22, 2014 8:35 PM
GONZALES- The city council will attempt to pass a budget the mayor will approve since the group did not override his veto of the most recent capital outlay spending plan .
In two weeks, the council will likely draft another version. It will be the fourth try at getting... more »
September 19, 2014 9:38 PM
ASCENSION - Deputies arrested a Gonzales man Friday for allegedly threatening to kill a local judge and a district attorney.
Officials arrested Paul Cleveland, 71, at his home on Cornerview Road after allegedly making threats to the judge and the district attorney working his case for his previous DWI... more »
September 18, 2014 5:25 PM
GONZALES- Defense lawyers and prosecutors for the State Attorney General's Office reached an agreement Thursday to have man convicted of killing a baby 20 years ago, pay for his crime.
A paperwork mistake let Stanley White live a free life when he was supposed to be incarcerated for two... more »
September 17, 2014 10:29 AM
GONZALES - A pharmacy tech has been arrested after investigators found she had taken thousands of hydrocodone and alprazolam pills.
35-year-old Shantrell Landry worked at the CVS Pharmacy in Gonzales where the pills went missing.
Hydrocodone is one of the most prescribed pain killers in the country, while... more »
September 16, 2014 12:30 PM
GONZALES - Narcotics agents with the Ascension Parish Sheriff's Office and Juvenile Division said they arrested four people while searching a Gonzales home rumored to be used for dealing drugs and underage sex.
Agents said two of the people arrested lived at the home, and two more arrived at... more »
September 11, 2014 5:10 PM
GONZALES - Weeks after Judge Alvin Turner filed a suit against the council, the bills are already rolling in for work performed by attorneys in the case.
Turner sued the council after they refused to rezone his property, but only three councilmen, Gary Lacombe, Terance Irvin, and Timothy Vessel,... more »
September 10, 2014 6:51 PM
River Parishes Community College has opened up in Gonzales in it's new state of the art facility.
State and parish leaders came to celebrate the new and improved college with a ribbon cutting, The college moved from Sorrento to Gonzales last month. "It's amazing to watch the development from... more »
September 9, 2014 6:17 PM
GONZALES - A day after the council decided to amend the budget for a third time, cutting out funding to the police department, Chief of Police Sherman Jackson defended his request for more than $400,000.
"I think they're out of touch, one of them asked me if I think... more »
September 8, 2014 8:44 PM
GONZALES- Mayor Barney Arceneaux said he will likely use all ten days of his decision-making time frame to decide if he will veto the latest budget passed by the Gonzales City Council Monday evening.
Similar to the last budget , which he vetoed, the one approved in a three... more »
September 3, 2014 10:41 PM
GONZALES- City leaders took a stand against their colleagues Wednesday, signing a petition to recall two members of the city council.
Mayor Barney Arceneaux, councilmen Kenny Matassa and Kirk Boudreaux and Police Chief Sherman Jackson signed the form to set a recall vote that could oust councilmen Timothy Vessel... more »
September 3, 2014 9:09 AM
GRAMERCY - State Police are investigating a crash that claimed the life of a Gonzales man early this morning.
Troopers say Bobby Garantine, 53, was driving southbound on US Hwy 61 near Blind River in St. James Parish around 2:30 a.m. when he crossed the center median. Investigators believe... more »
August 28, 2014 6:34 PM
GONZALES- Organizers of a petition to recall two councilmen have reached the magic number they think will trigger a recall vote against Gary Lacombe and Timothy Vessel.
The Save Gonzales Campaign used the past four months to collect more than 2,145 signatures to recall the two councilmen.
"Five... more »
August 27, 2014 6:42 AM
GONZALES, La. - Summit Electric Supply has begun construction on a new facility in Gonzales. The facility will include 50,000 square feet of warehouse space - nearly twice the capacity of Summit's current Gonzales location. The move also allows Summit to expand its counter sales area, offer additional customer service... more »
August 25, 2014 9:53 PM
GONZALES - The political drama in Gonzales is as hot as ever and it seemed to boil Monday night.
People in the audience chanted "recall, recall, recall," ahead of their exit from the council chambers. Two councilmen, Gary Lacombe and Timothy Vessel, were the focus of their outcry.
... more »
August 10, 2014 11:01 AM
GONZALES - A new round in the City Council's budget impasse with Gonzales Mayor Barney Arceneaux is set for Monday when council members are expected to vote on overriding the mayor's second veto. If the council overrides the mayor's latest veto, the matter ends with the council budget going into... more »
July 29, 2014 5:41 PM
GONZALES - Lamar Dixon Expo Center will soon have more than 1,000 solar panels pumping energy into the facility.
The panels are part of a $1.5 million grant that will allow Ascension Parish to cut costs at the expo center.
"It's the perfect application in the perfect location,"... more »
July 28, 2014 10:55 PM
GONZALES - City leaders got personal, tossing around allegations of malfeasance and misconduct, during a budget meeting Monday night.
Councilman Gary Lacombe accused Mayor Barney Arceneaux of breaking the law when appointing people to the city's planning and zoning board. Prior to the meeting, Lacombe asked the Attorney General's... more »
July 21, 2014 5:56 AM
GONZALES - State police say a 22-year-old Gonzales man died when the car he was riding in was involved in a crash with another vehicle in Ascension Parish. Trooper Jared L. Sandifer says Patrick Breaux was a front seat passenger in a car driven by 22-year-old Sara Andrews, of Baton... more »
July 14, 2014 10:10 PM
GONZALES - The city council met to vote on a second budget proposal Monday evening but a vote won't take place for another two weeks since two amendments were made and accepted dealing with the spending plan.
The amendments were passed by the same 3:2 vote and create a... more »
July 14, 2014 11:53 AM
GONZALES - Police asked for the public's help Monday identifying a woman who was caught on camera stealing a purse from a Gonzales hospital.
Gonzales Police said the victim contacted them after her wallet was stolen from an office in St. Elizabeth Hospital's Medical Plaza on June 16. Surveillance... more »
July 10, 2014 3:01 PM
GONZALES - Police asked for help identifying two men accused of breaking into vending machines at a local hotel earlier this month.
According to Gonzales PD two unknown males entered a hotel in Gonzales on July 1 and broke into several vending machines on different floors. The man pictured... more »
July 8, 2014 2:50 PM
GONZALES - Police asked for the public's help identifying a man who used a stolen credit card on July 4 at a convenience store in Gonzales.
The victim said they were not sure where the card was stolen from, but said their account history shows a total of five... more »
July 3, 2014 4:17 PM
GONZALES - Authorities closed I-10 West near Gonzales after a tractor trailer caught on fire during the afternoon rush.
It happened near the LA 30 exit on I-10 West. DOTD said congestion is back to Sorrento.
The left lane re-opened at 4:20 p.m. Traffic officials asked drivers in... more »
June 27, 2014 6:03 PM
GONZALES - Firefighters cooked more than 500 Boston butts as part of the annual "Best Butts on Da' Bayou" fundraiser today.
The Gonzales Firefighter's Association uses the event to raise money for their fund, money they then dole out to other charities in the community.
"We do it... more »
June 26, 2014 6:03 PM
GONZALES - The effort to recall two Gonzales city councilmen passed the halfway mark recently as supporters continue to search for signatures.
The Save Gonzales campaign needs 2,145 signatures to trigger a recall election for both Gary Lacombe and Timothy Vessel. The group started going door to door early... more »
June 23, 2014 9:47 PM
GONZALES - The city council accepted a second budget proposal Monday evening after Mayor Barney Arceneaux vetoed the original last month.
Arceneaux did not support amendments that were made by the council. The mayor warned when submitting another proposal, he will likely veto the budget again if the council... more »
June 19, 2014 11:27 AM
GONZALES - Deputies with the Ascension Parish Sheriff's Office released information on three more individuals wanted on felony bench warrants for failure to appear in court as a part of the ongoing Operation No Show.
Operation No Show has been underway in the parish for just over two years... more »
June 18, 2014 9:39 PM
GONZALES - A few days after an SUV carrying two people drove off of Coontrap Road and into New River, people are talking about the dangers the road brings for drivers.
"It's a fairly smooth road, but people speed through that curve," Gonzales Fire Chief Tracy Normand explained. Normand... more »
June 16, 2014 9:19 PM
GONZALES- The driver of an SUV was likely impaired when he drove into New River Monday evening, police told WBRZ News 2.
The unidentified man and a female passenger had to be rescued by eyewitnesses. In video, captured by someone who saw the incident, a man is seen on... more »
June 10, 2014 5:14 PM
GONZALES - Former state Rep. Melvin Irvin Jr. has died.
Family friend Tanzie Jones said Tuesday that Irvin, who's also a former president of the Ascension Parish School Board, died Saturday of cancer. He was 72.
Irvin was elected in 1983 to the Louisiana House of Representatives, serving... more »
June 7, 2014 9:17 PM
GONZALES - The Nubian Kruzers United held their seventh annual motorcycle rally at the Lamar Dixon Expo Center Saturday.
Part of the proceeds from the money raised this weekend will go to the Battered Women's Shelter of Baton Rouge. Over the past seven years, the group has given more... more »