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  • Superintendent wants to replace Napoleonville Primary Gym Play Video

    August 31, 2015 10:29 PM

    NAPOLEONVILLE - A smaller building could replace Napoleonville Primary's demolished gymnasium, Assumption Parish Superintendent Earl Martinez said Monday. Students have had their physical education classes in regular classrooms since the gym was condemned in 2013 because of termite damage . A wire mesh fence separates the school grounds from... more »
  • Former corrections officer pleads guilty to aiding in prisoner escape

    August 5, 2015 6:38 PM

    NAPOLEONVILLE - A former Avoyelles Parish corrections officer has pleaded guilty to charges accusing her of aiding in the escape of a prisoner and malfeasance in office. 48-year-old Michelle George, of Moreauville, was sentenced to three years behind bars for her role in the escape and another three for... more »
  • Storm recovery to continue in Assumption this weekend

    May 1, 2015 1:30 PM

    NAPOLEONVILLE - Entergy reports there are about 148 customers still without electricity in Assumption Parish as power restoration and debris pickup efforts stretch into the weekend following Monday's heavy rains and high winds in one of the hardest hit areas of the state. Parish officials say utility crews have... more »
  • Severe storm brings residents in Assumption Parish together check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    April 28, 2015 6:51 PM

    NAPOLEONVILLE - People in Napoleonville are counting themselves lucky today after a scary Monday morning where they saw a nearby tornado and high winds take down telephone poles and trees. Sheriff Mike Waguespack and Assumption Parish Sheriff's Office deputies were out after the storm cleared, knocking on doors to... more »
  • Reward offered for leads in horse shootings

    March 19, 2015 1:43 PM

    NAPOLEONVILLE - Sheriff's deputies asked for the public's help tracking down whoever killed two horses at an Assumption Parish home this week. Sheriff Mike Waguespack said the horses were shot Wednesday afternoon at a Napoleonville home. Deputies said both horses had been shot multiple times, and one had to... more »
  • Man dies in crash while fleeing deputies

    March 17, 2015 10:32 AM

    LABADIEVILLE - State police say a 21-year-old Napoleonville man lost control of his vehicle during a high-speed chase with sheriff's deputies, crashed and later died at a hospital. Trooper Evan Harrell says Assumption Parish sheriff's deputies had tried to pull over Darrell Thomas shortly after 1 a.m. Tuesday for speeding... more »
  • Sheriff puts out 'Wanted' poster for cow killer

    March 13, 2015 4:02 PM

    NAPOLEONVILLE - Cattle rustlers, be warned. There's a price on your heads. The Assumption Parish Sheriff's Office released a Western-style "Wanted" poster Friday for information about a pair of recent cattle shootings in Napoleonville. The sheriff's office said someone shot and killed a cow along Highway 402 Wednesday... more »
  • Arrest in Assumption Parish homicide case

    January 10, 2015 5:59 PM

    LABADIEVILLE - Assumption parish deputies say they found bags of evidence when they arrested a man for murder Saturday. The SWAT team and detectives arrested Anthony Ayrow, 30, at his home in Napoleonville for shooting and killing Gordon Jones Sr., 63. Jones was found at his house in Labadieville... more »
  • Man accused of attempted rape, home invasion

    November 17, 2014 3:18 PM

    NAPOLEONVILLE - Sheriff's deputies in Assumption Parish said they arrested a man on Sunday accused of attempted rape after he gave a woman a ride home from a local watering hole, locked her in her own home and began to disrobe in her living room. The victim told detectives... more »
  • Child killed, 3 injured in La. head-on crash

    October 27, 2014 7:41 AM

    NAPOLEONVILLE - State police say a head-on crash on La. Highway 1 in Assumption Parish killed a 10-year-old girl and injured 3 others. Trooper Evan Harrell says Neveah Pierson, of Gray, died when the car she was riding crossed the center line and struck another car Sunday afternoon. Harrell says... more »
  • Child killed, two others thrown from car in Assumption Parish

    June 16, 2014 9:08 AM

    NAPOLEONVILLE - State police say an eight-year-old was killed when he was ejected from the car he was riding in. Two other children were also injured. The accident happened just before 9:00 p.m. on LA-1 near Howard Ln. in Assumption Parish. Investigators say the car they were riding in... more »
  • Man arrested for running over 4-year-old

    March 24, 2014 11:34 AM

    NAPOLEONVILLE - State police arrested a man they said was speeding when he ran over a 4-year-old riding his bike in Napoleonville Sunday. Assumption Parish Sheriff Mike Waguespack says a patrol vehicle tried to catch up with a speeding Chevy Tahoe on Highway 1. The Tahoe continued speeding into... more »
  • Super termite eating school; building collapse feared check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    January 15, 2014 10:33 PM

    NAPOLEONVILLE - Two schools are under attack from a termite that has eaten nearly half a gymnasium. The gym at Napoleonville Primary has been shut down after a colony of Formosan Subterranean Termite infested the building. The termite is known for destroying homes and eating any untreated woods in... more »
  • Man killed in Sunday crash identified

    November 24, 2013 9:28 PM

    NAPOLEONVILLE- A man from Pierre Part is dead after he was thrown from his car Sunday, according to State Troopers. It happened on LA 401 in Napoleonville. Investigators identified the man as 30-year old Kerry Huey. The investigation revealed Huey lost control of his truck, over corrected then flipped.... more »
  • Lady owns over 20 dogs, neighbors fed up check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    November 7, 2013 5:02 PM

    NAPOLEONVILLE - Neighbors of a Napoleonville woman who owns more than 20 dogs said they're fed up, and want some of the canines gone. Virgie Gauthe says she knows her 24 dogs can be a bit much, and that it's a problem. "I have too many dogs, and... more »
  • LSP: Man killed after walking in front of car

    June 4, 2013 10:35 AM

    NAPOLEONVILLE - State Police said tests are pending to see if a man was impaired when he walked in front of a vehicle in Assumption Parish last night and was killed. Troopers said James Miller, 59, of Napoleonville died after he was hit by an oncoming car on LA... more »
  • Napoleonville man busted for having cocaine

    March 28, 2013 10:01 AM

    NAPOLEONVILLE - Deputies in Assumption Parish discovered a kilo of cocaine during a traffic stop earlier this week. They arrested 54-year-old Larry Woods after allegedly finding the narcotics in his car Monday along Hwy. 1. Woods faces possession with intent to distribute charges. He remains inside the parish... more »
  • Sheriff: High speed chase leads to man's 5th DWI arrest check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    February 1, 2013 5:46 PM

    NAPOLEONVILLE-52 year old Marty Jamison is in jail on 34 charges Including drunk driving. His arrest last night is his fifth DWI. It all started here where Highway 308 and Spur 70 meet. Just a few miles from downtown Napoleonville. A place where everyone still buzzing about last night's... more »
  • 11-year-old arrested in bomb threat

    November 2, 2012 10:39 AM

    NAPOLEONVILLE - Sheriff's deputies arrested an Assumption Parish 11-year-old after they said he admitted to calling in a bomb threat to a Napoleonville pharmacy. Deputies said the threat was called in Tuesday morning to the Assumption Pharmacy on Washington Street. Authorities evacuated the pharmacy and nearby businesses while bomb... more »
  • Assistance location for sinkhole evacuees changed check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    August 21, 2012 6:30 PM

    NAPOLEONVILLE - Texas Brine today said they're changing where and when assistance checks will be given out to people evacuated from an area near a sinkhole on their property in Assumption Parish. Spokesperson Sonny Cranch said because of overcrowded conditions they changed the location to the St. Joseph the... more »
  • Gas bubbles continue in Bayou Corne

    July 18, 2012 4:13 PM

    NAPOLEONVILLE - Analysts pulled gas samples today from the bubbling Bayou Corne and Grand Bayou areas in their continuing search to find out what's causing them. The Department of Environmental Quality and Department of Natural Resources have been in the area since July 14 trying to determine the source... more »
  • Napoleonville man arrested for aggravated battery

    July 16, 2012 2:31 PM

    Napoleonville- A man refusing to comply with an eviction notice by spraying a State Trooper and Constable with a chemical agent, is now behind bars. After spraying the victims, Jason Oncale refused to exit the home or surrender himself. After about an hour, Oncale exited the home peacefully... more »
  • One critical after shooting, bullets hit baby's room check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    June 1, 2012 5:28 PM

    NAPOLEONVILLE - A baby narrowly escaped a stray bullet in Assumption parish after gunfire outside her bedroom left a man in critical condition. Now deputies are questioning people about the shooting on Railroad Street in Napoleonville. Brittney Hebert says just moments before gunfire, she happened to take 1-month-old... more »
  • Tip leads to bank robbery arrests

    April 18, 2012 9:11 AM

    NAPOLEONVILLE- At 3:34pm yesterday, an Assumption Parish Deputy/School Resource Officer was stopped at a convenience store at the corner of Highway 1 and Highway 401 when he was approached by a woman who said she saw three men in masks attempting to rob the bank. The deputy responded after... more »
  • Napoleonville man accused of flashing students

    April 16, 2012 3:43 PM

    NAPOLEONVILLE - Sheriff's deputies in Ascension Parish arrested a man after some students reported he had flashed them while they waited for the morning school bus. Sheriff Mike Waguespack said on April 13 deputies arrested Wesley Kennedy, 67, of Napoleonville in suspicion of indecent behavior with a juvenile. ... more »
  • Law enforcement taxes on Assumption ballot

    April 13, 2012 8:35 AM

    NAPOLEONVILLE - Assumption Parish voters will cast ballots Saturday on two major tax proposals dedicated to the Assumption Parish Law Enforcement District. Proposition No. 1 calls for a 10-year, 9.53-mill property tax expected to generate $1.6 million annually, and Proposition No. 2 calls for an additional 10-year, 10-mill property tax,... more »
  • Drug suspect back for trial after arrest in Ind.

    September 20, 2011 2:16 PM

    NAPOLEONVILLE - Sheriff's deputies retrieved a Napoleonville man from Indiana this week after he failed to show up for his drug trial in Assumption Parish earlier this year. Sheriff Mike Waguespack said Kentrell T. Sanders, 30, was arrested in Elkhart, Ind. back in June after a traffic stop. The... more »
  • Former deputy to serve 5 years in tampering case

    July 29, 2011 1:02 PM

    NAPOLEONVILLE - A former Assumption Parish sheriff's lieutenant will serve five years in prison, followed by five years of supervised probation, for tampering with evidence in hundreds of narcotics cases. The Advocate reports state District Judge Jane Triche-Milazzo sentenced 46-year-old Louis Lambert of Labadieville on Thursday. Lambert, who... more »
  • Flooding ends year at Assumption schools

    May 19, 2011 6:25 AM

    NAPOLEONVILLE- Assumption Parish public school students will not have to attend classes next week because of concerns over potential flooding threats posed by the Mississippi River. The school board voted Wednesday to end the 2010-11 school year on Friday. Superintendent Earl Martinez tells The Advocate that parish middle and high... more »
  • Sandbags available in Assumption Parish

    May 9, 2011 10:34 AM

    NAPOLEONVILLE - Emergency officials in Assumption Parish are staging sandbags in several areas for residents that need them. Assumption Parish Planning Officials said they're anticipating an increase of two-and-a-half inches of water in the parish, and are continuing to get information around how flood levels in the Mississippi will... more »
  • Deadly crash claims life of Napoleonville man

    April 1, 2011 3:05 PM

    A deadly car crash in Terrebonne Parish has claimed the life of a Napoleonville man. It happened just after 11 p.m. Thursday on LA 24 in Terrebonne Parish. Authorities say 23 year-old Jonathan Durocher was driving northbound, when he ran off the road, hit a fence, an unoccupied... more »
  • Students pledge to fight kidney cancer

    March 26, 2011 8:02 PM

    ASSUMPTION PARISH- Students at Assumption Parish High School turned to the tennis courts to help stamp out kidney cancer from the community. "Paint the Courts Orange" was an event aimed at raising money to find a cure for kidney cancer. Students played in a tennis match and raised... more »
  • Napoleonville Leaders Feud

    March 25, 2011 10:10 PM

    NAPOLEONVILLE-- Napoleonville's top cop says he's had enough micromanaging from the mayor, and now he' calling it quits. Police Chief Roland Rodrigue was appointed by Mayor Ron Animashaun just last month, but is already writing his letter of resignation to the Board of Aldermen. "He has given instruction... more »
  • No arrests made in murder of Belle Rose woman

    March 15, 2011 6:11 PM

    NAPOLEONVILLE - Investigators have made no arrests yet in the death of a Belle Rose woman who was found murdered this weekend. Assumption Parish Sheriff Mike Waguespack said the coroner determined 84-year-old Anna Mae Hidalgo was strangled to death. Investigators had previously reported finding blood in her home... more »
  • Pierre Part man gets life for mother's death

    February 10, 2011 11:58 AM

    NAPOLEONVILLE - A 35-year-old Pierre Part man has been sentenced to life in prison for beating his mother to death in 2008. The Advocate reports that state District Judge Jane Triche-Milazzo sentenced Charles Gaspard on Tuesday. An Assumption Parish jury found Gaspard guilty of second-degree murder on Aug. 6 in... more »
  • US Marshals now looking for Assumption Parish drug suspects

    January 19, 2011 11:47 AM

    NAPOLEONVILLE – Ten people wanted for drug crimes in Assumption Parish are now being sought by the U. S. Marshals Service, according to parish authorities. Sheriff Mike Waguespack said the ten are the only outstanding suspects from a nine-month undercover operation targeting drug dealers in the parish. A judge had... more »
  • Traffic accident kills teens, 18 and 19

    January 19, 2011 8:38 AM

    THIBODAUX - Two teenagers have died in a traffic accident between Napoleonville and Plattenville. State police say it happened Tuesday night on Louisiana Highway 308. The dead were identified as 19-year-old Trae Bias of Thibodaux and 18-year-old Dennetta Fripp of Belle Rose. They were killed after the car they were... more »
  • Ten drug suspects still on the loose after big roundup

    January 17, 2011 2:29 PM

    NAPOLEONVILLE – Only ten drug suspects are still at large after dozens of arrests last week and this weekend in Assumption Parish. Sheriff Mike Waguespack said several more people wanted for dealing drugs in the parish turned themselves in this weekend, after more than 40 people were arrested in a... more »
  • Drug operation lands more than 40 arrests

    January 14, 2011 11:02 AM

    NAPOLEONVILLE – More than 40 people have been arrested so far this morning in drug raids around Assumption Parish. Sheriff Mike Waguespack said the arrests are part of a nine-month undercover operation targeting drug dealers in the parish, called "Get A Real Job". Narcotics agents found enough evidence to get... more »
  • Baby suffers 3rd degree burns in fire

    January 12, 2011 12:12 PM

    NAPOLEONVILLE- A 6 month old baby is at a Baton Rouge burn unit, with third degree burns on 70% of her body. Sheriff's deputies say the baby was sleeping with blankets that caught fire in the living room. They believe an electrical space heater ignited the flames. ... more »

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