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  • Assumption Deputies looking for missing woman

    July 19, 2015 9:43 PM

    ASSUMPTION PARISH- Deputies with the Assumption Parish Sheriff's Office need your help finding 55-year old Gail Landry. Landry of Pierre Part may be traveling in a silver Mazda 3 with license number WQP904. Investigators said her cell phone was located on the side of the road in Calumet,... more »
  • Pierre Part cleans up Play Video

    April 28, 2015 7:32 PM

    PIERRE PART - Tuesday residents picked up the pieces in one of the two towns struck by a tornadoes in Monday's storm. Trees and downed power lines made up most of the damage, but some homes were also affected. "Things happen and you're just thankful that you're alive," said... more »
  • Deputy saves driver from drowning in bayou

    March 12, 2015 4:00 PM

    PIERRE PART - Sheriff Mike Waguespack said an Assumption Parish sheriff's deputy saved the life of a driver whose car went off the road and into a bayou overnight. The sheriff said Deputy Kelli Matherne was checking businesses just after midnight in Pierre Part when she saw lights shining... more »
  • Head-on collision kills both drivers

    February 1, 2015 1:24 PM

    PIERRE PART - State Police are investigating a deadly crash that killed both drivers when their cars collided head-on. The crash happened early Sunday morning around 6:30 a.m. on LA 70 in Assumption Parish. Troopers say 51-year-old Lester Albarado was driving his truck northbound on LA 70 but... more »
  • Teens accused of stealing funeral home limo

    December 30, 2014 10:58 AM

    PIERRE PART - Deputies arrested two Assumption Parish teens after investigators said they stole a limousine from a funeral home while hitchhiking home this week. Deputies charged 17-year-old Brandon Morris and 18-year-old Trey Hebert with motor vehicle theft after the Dec. 29 incident. Investigators said Morris and Hebert... more »
  • Accused drunk driver crashes into house, knocks off foundation

    December 15, 2014 12:28 PM

    PIERRE PART- A Hammond man was arrested and charged with a 3rd offense DWI Friday night after his vehicle ran off the road, crashing into a house with such force that the building was knocked off of its foundation. According to Assumption Parish Sheriff's deputies, Joseph Marcus Dabadie, 23,... more »
  • Town says priest brought their church into 21st century check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    December 11, 2014 5:06 PM

    PIERRE PART - A pillar of the Pierre Part community will be remembered this weekend as the man who brought the St. Joseph the Worker Church into the 21st century. Father Clarence Waguespack died after an accident on his bicycle Monday, according to the diocese. They said he fell... more »
  • Diocese mourns loss of priest after bicycle accident

    December 10, 2014 9:05 PM

    PIERRE PART - The Diocese of Baton Rouge said Wednesday, a popular priest at a rural church died after falling off his bicycle earlier this week. Father Clarence Waguespack fell off his bicycle on Highway 70 near Lee Drive in Pierre Part Monday. He broke his neck in the... more »
  • APSO: Child hit, killed by car

    June 9, 2014 4:28 PM

    PIERRE PART - The Assumption Parish Sheriff's Office said a 4-year-old child died after being hit by a car Monday. Sheriff Mike Waguespack said the driver of the vehicle did not see the child while pulling into a residence on Cousin St. in Pierre Part. Deputies said the... more »
  • Man arrested after SWAT team standoff in Pierre Part

    January 29, 2014 11:30 AM

    PIERRE PART - A man is in jail after a standoff with the Assumption Parish Sheriff's Office SWAT team. David Hebert, 29, was arrested on charges of illegal use of weapons and resisting an officer. Assumption deputies responded to a residence on Shell Beach Road in Pierre Part... more »
  • 'McGyver' tactics used to survive freezing swamp check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    January 8, 2014 8:12 PM

    PIERRE PART - Rescuers believe a man who was stranded in the Atchafalaya Basin for more than 24 hours used clever thinking to survive the elements. "I was scared for his life," the coordinator of the Assumption Parish Search and Rescue team, Scott Domingue, said. "It was probably... more »
  • Police: Alcohol permit expired, man arrested.

    January 4, 2014 10:54 AM

    PIERRE PART - Police say a Pierre Part man was arrested for serving alcohol after his state permit had expired. 62-year-old Herman "T-Herm" Cavalier of Pierre Part was arrested Friday and charged with 2 counts of operating without a State Alcohol Beverage Permit. Officials say the arrest comes... more »
  • Man arrested for fight over pool game

    January 2, 2014 11:21 AM

    PIERRE PART - A 17-year-old Pierre Part man has been arrested on battery charges. The Assumption Parish Sheriff's Office says Trey Hebert was arrested after a fight over a pool game early in the morning of January 1 at T-Herm's Lakeview Inn Bar. A 39-year-old man suffered a... more »
  • Pierre Part man arrested for rape

    December 31, 2013 2:13 PM

    PIERRE PART- A man accused of raping a 9 year-old girl in Assumption Parish, is now behind bars. Detectives say 56 year-old Brent Zeller, of Pierre Part, sexually assaulted the girl while she was visiting his home. She later returned to the home of her grandparents and told them... more »
  • Water line breaks near Pierre Part

    July 30, 2013 6:22 PM

    BAYOU CORNE - Emergency officials in Assumption Parish said a water line feeding homes near Pierre Part broke this evening, and warned people to conserve water. The break happened along Highway 70 near Texas Brine Road according to the parish police jury. People living along Highway 70 and in... more »
  • Area students have vigil for those killed in CT

    December 18, 2012 9:19 PM

    PIERRE PART- Hundreds of people gathered here Tuesday, to pay respects to those who lost their lives in the Sandy Hook Elementary School massacre. The Pierre Part Middle School parking lot was transformed into a glowing candlelight vigil. People knelt and said prayers for the kids and teachers who... more »
  • Sinkhole grows, damages road in Assumption Parish check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    September 26, 2012 1:10 PM

    BAYOU CORNE - A sinkhole in Assumption Parish swallowed part of a work road as more land sloughed off into it. Parish officials said a 30 foot by 50 foot section of land on the southeast side of the sinkhole near Bayou Corne collapsed overnight. The slough in took... more »
  • APSO: Man arrested, admits to selling crystal meth

    September 10, 2012 11:33 AM

    PIERRE PART - Sheriff's deputies arrested a man in Assumption Parish and said he was caught with several bags of crystal meth. Sheriff Mike Waguespack said narcotics agents arrested Tommy Donati, II of Berwick this past Friday in suspicion of possessing meth with the intent to distribute it, and... more »
  • Woman arrested after three month investigation

    August 24, 2011 3:23 PM

    PIERRE PART - Assumption Parish Sheriff's Office executed a search warrant in Pierre Part on Tuesday afternoon as a result of a three month long investigation. Deputies arrested Melissa A. Blanchard of 122 Noe Street on Monday. Her home had narcotics and she was charged with possession of... more »
  • Man kills girlfriend, self in Assumption Parish

    July 6, 2011 8:41 AM

    PIERRE PART- Deputies are investigating a murder-suicide that happened Wednesday in Assumption Parish. Deputies were dispatched to the 100 block of Tut Street in Pierre Part around 7:40 a.m. Officials say Henry Walker Jr., 29, used a shotgun to shoot his girlfriend, 26-year-old Heather Granier in the head.... more »
  • Two dead, one injured in Pierre Part shooting

    May 17, 2011 5:19 PM

    PIERRE PART - A man shot and killed his ex-girlfriend, then took his own life after he and an armed witness exchanged fire, according to the Assumption Parish sheriff. It happened just after 10:00 a.m. at Landry's Seafood off of Hwy 70 in Pierre Part. Sheriff Mike Waguespack said... more »
  • Pierre Part prepares for flooding

    May 16, 2011 4:40 PM

    PIERRE PART- People living in Assumption Parish aren't taking any chances with the possibility of backwater flooding. Hundreds of residents spent the day sandbagging and building personal levees around their homes. Elected leaders say the water is predicted to reach 2.5 feet in some places. "Right now... more »
  • Pierre Part keeping an eye on spillway

    May 5, 2011 9:57 PM

    PIERRE PART- In Pierre Part, people are already taking precautions. "It rises pretty quickly when it starts, you know, then when people are in trouble and their homes are only a couple inches from going under water, there's really nothing you can do," said Kenneth St. Germain. St.... more »
  • Two-year-old drowns in Assumption Parish pond

    April 20, 2011 12:26 PM

    PIERRE PART - Sheriff's deputies are investigating the drowning death of a two-year-old near his home in Assumption Parish. It happened this morning in the 600 block of Paige Lane in "The Oaks at Belle River" subdivision in Pierre Part. Deputies say the child exited through a door,... 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 »
  • Thousands of prescription drugs seized, man arrested

    January 13, 2011 3:09 PM

    PIERRE PART- A man from Assumption Parish is behind bars after deputies seized thousands of prescription pills and over $1000 in cash. Authorities launched an investigation after receiving numerous complaints from residents that Ray Metrejean, Jr. was selling prescription pain pills. Investigators say Metrejean would go to Texas to... more »

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