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  • Homeowners look for private road maintenance solution Play Video

    March 3, 2017 6:41 PM

    ST. AMANT - A road that's part Ascension, part Livingston Parish is torn up on the Ascension side. The parish says because it's a private road, it's not it's responsibility. Off Highway 22 and down River Highlands Road are a handful of neighborhoods. It's a two and half mile... more »
  • St. Amant High School reopens to students, flood repairs still to be done Play Video

    February 13, 2017 7:26 PM

    ASCENSION – St. Amant High School reopened to students on Monday for the first time since the August flood. Students were displaced by the flood for more than a semester and they were eager to return back to their campus. "It's really good to be back and have a... more »
  • APSO Crisis Response team responded to standoff in St. Amant

    January 3, 2017 6:53 PM

    ST. AMANT – The Ascension Parish Sheriff’s Office Crisis Response Team responded to a standoff with a man at home off Highway 936 in St. Amant Tuesday. The standoff started at a home on Meloncon Road near St. Amant around 5:30 p.m. U.S. Marshals were also involved in the... more »
  • St. Amant home destroyed after fire started by self-cleaning oven

    December 20, 2016 5:44 PM

    ST. AMANT – A home was left destroyed in St. Amant following a fire that was started by a self-cleaning oven. According to the St. Amant Volunteer Fire Department, the homeowner fell asleep on Monday night while the self-cleaning mode on his oven was on. The homeowner woke up... more »
  • Three car crash closes part of LA 431 near St. Amant

    November 24, 2016 5:18 PM

    ST. AMANT – Part of highway 431 near St. Amant was closed Thursday afternoon due to a multi-car crash. The three-vehicle crash happened around 4 p.m. Thursday near Cannon Road. Sources tell WBRZ that no one was seriously injured. Details are still limited at this time. Louisiana... more »
  • Ascension Parish Sheriff's Office to host 'Boo and the Badge'

    October 26, 2016 1:17 PM

    ST AMANT – The Ascension Parish Sheriff’s office is teaming up with St. Amant Middle School and local firefighters to host “Boo and the Badge” Monday, Oct. 31. The event will be held from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. on Oct. 31 at St. Amant Middle School at 44317... more »
  • St. Amant native killed on duty as Shreveport cop memorialized on bridge today

    October 22, 2016 12:09 PM

    SHREVEPORT - A St. Amant native who was killed in the line of duty as a Shreveport Police officer last year will be memorialized in namesake on a bridge that crosses Lake Bistineau. Thomas LaValley was killed in August 2015 after being shot multiple times after answering a call... more »
  • Rival high schools bonded after flood during joint pep rally Play Video

    October 13, 2016 10:19 PM

    GONZALES - Students from East Ascension and St. Amant High School is letting their rivalry be heard, as they come together for a joint pep rally 2 months after the flood. Outside the Lamar Dixon Expo Center, it is not hard to tell, Ascension Parish families are still struggling. Many... more »
  • Elderly St. Amant couple starts from scratch after flood Play Video

    August 24, 2016 6:49 PM

    ST. AMANT – One aged couple from St. Amant, is starting from scratch as they recover from last week's flood. Nail by nail Perry Germillion has been taking down what he worked so hard to build. "You work all your life to try and get a nice home and... more »
  • National Guard will patrol St. Amant streets overnight

    August 17, 2016 10:45 PM

    ST. AMANT – National Guard truck with Ascension Parish deputies will be patrolling the streets of St. Amant Wednesday night. Fire Chief James LeBlanc advised residents to remain aware of people traveling around their property. Leblanc says that residents should question people, ask who they are, record numbers from... more »
  • Rescuers look to track down St. Amant beagle owner Play Video

    August 15, 2016 11:57 PM

    ST AMANT – Rescuers are looking for the owners of four beagles after the dogs were pulled from floodwaters in St. Amant Monday night. Chief investigator Chris Nakamoto spoke to the rescuers live on air Monday night. Three of the four beagles have collars. The dogs were seen swimming... more »
  • UPDATE: Mississippi driver dies in La. Hwy 429 crash, State Police say

    March 14, 2016 9:19 AM

    St. Amant - Troopers from Louisiana State Police Troop A investigated a single vehicle crash on LA 429 east of LA 431 in Ascension Parish that occurred on Sunday around 10 p.m. State Police report the crash took the life of 21-year-old Tyler Talbert of Toomsuba, MS. According to State... more »
  • Troopers investigating fatal crash on La. Hwy. 429

    March 13, 2016 11:07 PM

    ST. AMANT - State Police are investigating a deadly crash in Ascension Parish Sunday night. According to Louisiana State Police, the crash happened on La. Hwy. 429 east of La. Hwy. 431 near St Amant shortly before 10 p.m. Sunday. State Police say that Tyler Talber, 29, was killed... more »
  • Woman pulled over for 4th offense DWI with unrestrained child in car

    March 1, 2016 6:59 PM

    ST. AMANT - A 32-year-old woman from St. Amant was arrested for her fourth DWI after she was reportedly pulled over with a BAC more than four times the legal limit with her unrestrained infant child in the vehicle Monday night, according to the Ascension Parish Sheriff’s Office. Deputies... more »
  • Tip leads to pair of narcotics arrests in St. Amant

    January 13, 2016 4:46 PM

    ST. AMANT - Sheriff’s deputies in Ascension Parish say a tip from the public led to a pair of narcotics arrests in St. Amant on Monday. Detectives received a tip on Monday concerning the whereabouts of JoMichael Taylor, who was wanted on felony drug charges. Deputies followed up on... more »
  • Man pleads guilty in 25-year-old Ascension Parish murder case

    January 8, 2016 6:06 PM

    GONZALES - A man confessed he killed a woman 25 years ago inside an Ascension Parish courthouse this afternoon. Kenneth Lavigne, who is now 50 years old, pleaded guilty to manslaughter and second degree kidnapping charges for the death of his uncle's ex-wife, Jeannie Lavigne, who was 38 years... more »
  • St. Amant man arrested on indecent behavior with 15-year-old

    January 7, 2016 4:36 PM

    ST. AMANT - Ascension Parish Sheriff’s deputies say a St. Amant man was arrested after detectives learned he had made inappropriate sexual advances toward a 15-year-old girl. 38-year-old Troy Johnson was arrested Wednesday afternoon and booked on one count of indecent behavior with a juvenile. Deputies say the... more »
  • Sheriff: Honorable teen stabbed with steak knife in rebellious attack Play Video

    October 13, 2015 3:54 PM

    GONZALES - The sheriff in Ascension Parish said a teenager stabbed to death Saturday was attacked with a steak knife. "This is pretty damn horrible," Ascension Parish Sheriff Jeff Wiley said in a news conference Tuesday where he released additional details about the death of Todd Toups. Toups, 18,... more »
  • High school student killed in stabbing

    October 10, 2015 11:20 PM

    GONZALES - A St. Amant High School senior was stabbed to death today by another teenager. The Ascension Parish Sheriff's Office said the victim, 18-year-old Todd Toups Jr., was visiting a friend he was planning to go to the high school's homecoming dance with at Cobb's Trailer Park on Roddy... more »
  • Ultra Light plane crashes in St. Amant

    August 30, 2015 10:45 PM

    ST. AMANT - An Ultra Light plane went down in St. Amant Sunday evening. Witnesses told the Volunteer Fire Department and Rescue Squad they saw the plane drop from over 100 feet in the air. The pilot sustained moderate injuries and is being treated in a local hospital.... more »
  • Hundreds turn out for slain officer's funeral Play Video

    August 10, 2015 8:50 AM

    GONZALES - Hundreds of people lined Airline Highway in Gonzales Monday to pay their respects to 29-year-old Thomas LaValley, a Shreveport police officer killed recently in the line of duty who is being laid to rest in St. Amant. LaValley was shot and killed last week while responding to... more »
  • Funeral set for Monday in St. Amant for slain police officer

    August 6, 2015 10:36 PM

    ST. AMANT- Funeral services and burial will happen Sunday and Monday in Ascension Parish for a local man who moved away, became a cop in Shreveport and was murdered on duty Wednesday night. Thomas LaValley , 29, was shot multiple times responding to a suspicious person in a house.... more »
  • RV destroyed in fire, nearby house spared

    July 15, 2015 12:25 PM

    ST. AMANT - Volunteer firefighters near St. Amant said they stopped an RV fire from spreading to the owner's nearby house early Wednesday morning. James LeBlanc with the St. Amant Volunteer Fire Department said the neighbors called in the fire around 1:35 a.m. LeBlanc said the RV was... more »
  • Body of missing boater recovered from Bayou Manchac

    May 1, 2015 2:21 PM

    BAYOU MANCHAC - Search and rescue officials recovered the body of a missing Prairieville man from Bayou Manchac Friday morning. Ascension Parish Sheriff's Office deputies and Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries agents said they found the body of 23-year-old Allen Fitzgerald at around 8 a.m. about a mile... more »
  • Deputies look for man behind hunting camp burglary

    December 1, 2014 5:08 PM

    ST. AMANT - Sheriff's deputies in Ascension Parish asked for the public's help identifying a man accused of stealing a golf cart from a hunting camp in St. Amant last month. Deputies said the suspect was captured by video surveillance cameras at the camp on Poirrier Road on Thursday,... more »
  • EXCLUSIVE: Husband talks about protecting wife from kidnapper Play Video

    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 »
  • Catholic opens 5-5A play with 44-21 victory over St. Amant

    October 10, 2014 11:39 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Everyone wants to open district play 1-0, especially in 5-5A where the competition will be tough every night. That's exactly what Catholic did, defeating St. Amant 44-21 Only leading 3-0 after the first quarter, the Bears scoring 34 points in the second quarter to take a... more »
  • Child rescued, 2 arrested in Ascension meth lab raid

    September 4, 2014 5:12 PM

    ST. AMANT - Sheriff's deputies in Ascension Parish arrested two people on Wednesday accused of operating a meth lab inside the same St. Amant home where they were raising their two-year-old child. Heath Trabeaux, 42, and Molly Pinson, 26, were booked into the parish jail and will face charges... more »
  • LSP: Woman hit, killed while checking her mailbox

    August 18, 2014 12:03 PM

    ST. AMANT - State Police said a pickup hit and killed an Ascension Parish woman who had crossed the road to check her mail Monday. Troopers said Karen Russell, 67, of St. Amant died in the wreck shortly after 11:00 a.m. Investigators said Russell crossed LA 431 in... more »
  • Fireboat like this likely needed in Livingston Play Video

    August 5, 2014 10:31 PM

    ST AMANT - The fire department here has a tool that could be needed in neighboring Livingston Parish: a fireboat. The boat, recently purchased by the St. Amant Fire Department, assists all sorts of emergencies on the water. Recently, it was dispatched to help battle a fire in a remote... more »
  • Island community causes headache for fire department Play Video

    August 4, 2014 9:33 PM

    THREE RIVERS ISLAND - It took first responders about 20 minutes to get to a home engulfed in flames Sunday morning. The home is located on Three Rivers Island along the Diversion Canal.  It is a golf cart community in Livingston Parish, but the bridge to get there begins... more »
  • High schools may benefit from concussion settlement Play Video

    July 29, 2014 3:12 PM

    ST. AMANT - After nearly a year of talks, the NCAA has agreed to settle a head injury lawsuit worth millions of dollars. The NCAA plans to create a $70 million fund to test current and former athletes for brain injuries. The organization will also implement a single return-to-play... more »
  • Sports 2-A-Days: St. Amant Play Video

    July 6, 2014 11:05 PM

    ST. AMANT - The St. Amant football team was 8 points away from a perfect regular season in 2013: Gators head coach David Oliver is determined to cover that difference with a veteran team in 2014. "A football game usually comes down to three plays and if you make... more »
  • Teams find body of missing boater

    May 25, 2014 10:53 PM

    ST. AMANT- State Wildlife Agents found the body of 28-year-old man who fell into the Diversion Canal as he tried to get into a boat. They believe that's when the boat ran over him. It happened around 7pm. Authorities spent the next eight hours searching the canal. They eventually... more »
  • Live Oak baseball upsets Brother Martin, Advances to 5A Semis

    May 12, 2014 12:35 AM

    NEW ORLEANS - Live Oak kept its hopes for a baseball state championship alive by taking 2 of 3 from #2 Brother Martin in New Orleans, and the 10th seeded Eagles advanced to the 5A state semifinals following a 10-6 win on Sunday. The Eagles are one of two... more »
  • Deputies investigate report of nursing home rape Play Video

    April 30, 2014 10:12 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Deputies charged Daniel Melancon, 54, St. Amant, with raping a woman who suffers from diminished mental capacity. The woman, in her 40's, is a patient at Jefferson Manor Nursing Home on Jefferson Highway. Melancon entered the nursing home by using an employee code on the... more »
  • New safety measures for Stringer Bridge Rd.

    April 30, 2014 11:53 AM

    ST. AMANT - New safety measures are coming to La. Highway 935, also know as Stringer Bridge Road, in Ascension Parish. The Louisiana Department of Transportation and Development says flashing lights will be installed leading to the road. DOTD met with State Representative Johnny Berthelot, Ascension Parish President Tommy... more »
  • Arrest made in hair salon burglary

    March 31, 2014 11:37 AM

    ST. AMANT - An arrest has been made in the burglary of a hair salon in St. Amant. Deputies with the Ascension Parish Sheriff's Office arrested 50 year old Todd Borskey for the March 21 burglary of Cutting Up Hair Salon. Major Kevin Hanna with the APSO says... more »
  • Discrimination case against Ascension Schools begins Play Video

    February 18, 2014 6:57 PM

    BATON ROUGE - A discrimination case filed against the Ascension Parish School Board in 2008 began Tuesday with opening statements and testimony from school board members and parents in the district. The case stems from a move the board made in 2008 to help alleviate overcrowding at Dutchtown Middle... more »
  • Police: Homicide in St. Amant

    February 1, 2014 11:22 AM

    ST. AMANT - Police say they are investigating a homicide after a body was found Friday night. Officials say they received a call from about a suspicious person on Penny Duplessis Road in St. Amant. The deputy sent to the scene noticed a vehicle in a ditch on... more »
  • St. Amant explosion throws homeowner 30 feet away

    November 3, 2013 9:42 PM

    ST. AMANT- A man checking to see if propane was leaking from a mobile home caused a large explosion in St. Amant Sunday evening, according to Fire Chief James LeBlanc. LeBlanc said the man was using a flame which caused the explosion around 5pm in the 10,527 block of... more »
  • Rivals cheer at Shout Out Play Video

    October 30, 2013 10:32 PM

    ASCENSION - For the 16th year, high school rivals shouted and cheered for their school to win top honors and bragging rights for a year. The East Ascension Spartans and the St. Amant Gators went head-to-head at the Lamar Dixon Expo Center. The Shout Out is a week-long show... more »
  • Combating concussions under 'Friday Night Lights' Play Video

    September 3, 2013 2:17 PM

    ST. AMANT- The days of ignored head injuries on the football field are long gone, and with the new age of awareness about concussions comes new techniques to keep players safe. St. Amant's head coach David Oliver has changed the way his players practice, to reduce the amount of... more »
  • Ascension schools mull athletic facility upgrades Play Video

    July 17, 2013 5:49 PM

    GONZALES - The fieldhouse at East Ascension High School has become a point of pride, from Glenn Dorsey's jersey hanging in the lobby to the building's geographical convenience. "We jog out on the sidewalk to the track. We have practice fields ten yards away," said Paul Bourgeois, the school's... more »
  • St. Amant High School scores award for sports safety Play Video

    June 20, 2013 6:17 PM

    ST. AMANT- The National Athletic Trainers' Association awarded St. Amant High School with the "1st Team recognition - Safe Sports School Award" for their work in sports medicine and managing player safety. The award was given out to only a handful of schools across the nation and recognizes schools... more »
  • Neighbors reach out to family whose home burned

    May 17, 2013 5:07 PM

    ST. AMANT- Neighbors are opening their hearts and wallets to a St. Amant family who lost everything to a house fire. The Guedry family says people in the community have been donating essentials like clothes and food ever since their house went up in flames Thursday morning. Trulena... more »
  • Family loses everything in fire Play Video

    May 16, 2013 3:17 PM

    ST. AMANT - A knocked-over candle cost a family everything they had in a house fire, according to the St. Amant Fire Department. "The power went out between midnight and one. My husband left for work he had lit candles when the power went out. One of them got... more »
  • Smoke detectors save family in St. Amant

    March 28, 2013 2:25 PM

    St. Amant - Smoke Detectors, along with quick response by local Ascension Firefighters saved a young girl from a house fire Thursday morning in St. Amant. When firefighters arrived at the home at 11:46 a.m., they found flames coming out of a bedroom the 11-year-old girl was sleeping in.... more »
  • Man escapes fire, explosions at his home Play Video

    January 18, 2013 10:45 AM

    ST. AMANT - Firefighters said an elderly man awoken by a fire blowing up bottles of oxygen managed to crawl to safety early this morning. Members of the St. Amant Volunteer Fire Department were called to the home on Brignac Road around 4 a.m. Assistant Chief Derek LeBlanc said... more »

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