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  • 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 check to see if lock exists for regeneration 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 check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    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 check to see if lock exists for regeneration 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 check to see if lock exists for regeneration 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 check to see if lock exists for regeneration 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 check to see if lock exists for regeneration 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 check to see if lock exists for regeneration 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 check to see if lock exists for regeneration 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 check to see if lock exists for regeneration 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' check to see if lock exists for regeneration 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 check to see if lock exists for regeneration 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 check to see if lock exists for regeneration 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 check to see if lock exists for regeneration 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 check to see if lock exists for regeneration 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 »
  • St. Amant woman arrested for child desertion

    December 13, 2012 3:20 PM

    St.Amant- Authorities in Ascension Parish have arrested a woman from St. Amant for child desertion. When deputies arrived at the home on Teddy Babin Road, they found an eight year-old child home alone sleeping in a bedroom. Deputies also noticed that the oven in the residence was on, as... more »
  • Skull identified as missing St. Amant man check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    October 29, 2012 5:18 PM

    ST. AMANT - Authorities said a skull found in a wooded section of Ascension Parish this weekend was confirmed to be a St. Amant man reported missing in 2008. Lt. Col. Bobby Webre with the Ascension Parish Sheriff's Office said additional remains were found at the site today. Among... more »
  • Victim recalls late-night home invasion

    August 14, 2012 6:05 PM

    ST. AMANT- A woman on Church Point Road is counting her blessings after an intruder held her at gunpoint and made off with cash last Friday night. The woman, who did not want to be identified, was watching TV with her husband asleep in the next room when she... more »
  • Man sought in Ascension Parish home invasion

    August 13, 2012 4:57 PM

    ST. AMANT - Investigators asked for the public's help finding a man who broke into a St. Amant home and held a resident at gunpoint before stealing money and a car. Ascension Parish Sheriff Jeff Wiley said it happened around 11 p.m. this past Friday at a home on... more »
  • Ascension Schools building on a new year check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    August 1, 2012 6:03 PM

    DUTCHTOWN- One week away from the first day of school, construction is still underway at Dutchtown Middle School where crews are building a new gym, expanding the cafeteria and building a new classroom building. But school administrators say construction shouldn't affect students. "It does look like a construction... more »
  • Sandbags ready for heavy rain in Ascension Parish

    May 11, 2012 10:30 AM

    GONZALES - Parish workers set up sandbag locations for Ascension Parish residents concerned about expected heavy rains this weekend. Department of Public Works Director Ronnie Fairchild said sand and bags are staged at five fire stations in the parish. Residents need to bring their own shovels to the locations.... more »
  • New warning signs along dangerous road

    March 7, 2012 11:18 AM

    BATON ROUGE - The Louisiana Department of Transportation and Development announced Wednesday that warning signs will be installed on LA 935 to alert drivers of curves. Two girls were killed last month in an accident on LA 935 in St. Amant. The car driven by their mother ran off... more »
  • Thousands sign petition for safety changes in St. Amant check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    February 28, 2012 5:17 PM

    BATON ROUGE- A petition containing 3,422 signatures of people demanding change along a road in St. Amant is now in the hands of State Transportation Leaders. It follows a crash that killed two kids, Faith Castilaw and Patience Lobell last week. Their mother and two other children in the... more »
  • Mother remembers son who died in Black Bayou check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    February 23, 2012 4:12 PM

    ST. AMANT- Many in St. Amant are still in shock after a wreck on Stringer Bridge road ended with two young children losing their life. News 2 spoke to a mom whose son died in the same spot four years ago. Denise Marchard says her heart sank when she... more »
  • LISTEN: Authorities release 911 tapes of car submerged in bayou check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    February 23, 2012 10:22 AM

    ST. AMANT - 911 tapes revealed the frantic efforts of rescuers as they tried to pull a woman and four children from a submerged car in Ascension Parish the night of Mardi Gras. The calls include the wife of a man who jumped into the Black Bayou to try... more »
  • Fire Chief: "I can tell you the hurt is so bad today." check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    February 22, 2012 5:22 PM

    ST. AMANT- A haunting scene continues to play out in the minds of first responders and neighbors after a car crashed into a bayou in Ascension Parish. The crash killed two little girls. It happened last night on LA 935 near Stringer Bridge Road. The crash reduced even... more »
  • Neighbors: Guard rail could've prevented deadly accident check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    February 22, 2012 9:58 AM

    ST. AMANT- A deadly crash in Ascension parish leaves some wondering if safer roads could have prevented it. Two children died after the car 28-year-old Raelyn Encalade was driving ran off Stringer Bridge road this morning. Faith Encalade, 9, and Patience Lobell, 7, became trapped in the car;... more »
  • High School football prank upsetting some in Ascension Parish

    October 5, 2011 10:26 PM

    ASCENSION PARISH- A prank between two high schools before this Friday's football game have some in the two communities upset. Dutchtown High School and St. Amant High School are set to play in St. Amant. But a letter, and a care package arrived on the St. Amant campus ahead... more »
  • Bridge out in St. Amant

    June 22, 2011 5:13 PM

    ST. AMANT - After an inspection last month, the Department of Transportation and Development decided the bridge on Harry Savoy Road in St. Amant needed to be fixed. Crews started dismantling the bridge Monday morning. The next step will be replacing the rotten wooden pilings with new ones. The... more »
  • Child shot by 4-year-old expected to recover

    April 18, 2011 2:18 PM

    ST. AMANT - A 12-year-old boy is recovering after sheriff's deputies in Ascension Parish say he was accidentally shot by a younger child. Chief Deputy Tony Bacala said a four-year-old boy was handling a loaded .22 rifle he found in a closet when the shooting happened around 6:00 p.m.... more »
  • Firefighters rescue family dog from burning home

    March 13, 2011 3:39 PM

    ST. AMANT, La.- Firefighters rescued a family dog from a burning home in the 12300 block of Jim Babin Road in St. Amant late Saturday night. Investigators believe a golf cart plugged in to recharge may have started the fire that caused major damage to the home. The... more »
  • St. Amant family says seatbelt strictness saved their lives

    February 1, 2011 10:40 PM

    ST. AMANT - It's a twist on a story we hear often, a vehicle crashing and flipping with kids inside. But this time, everyone survived because they were wearing seatbelts. Sarah Guedry and her three kids inside were involved in a head-on crash this past Saturday on Highway 22... more »
  • Ascension Parish couple arrested in drug raid

    December 13, 2010 3:56 PM

    ST. AMANT – Two people in Ascension Parish have been arrested after authorities said they were caught selling prescription drugs and having stolen lawn equipment. Kenneth and Lena Lessard were arrested after a search of their home Dec. 10 by Louisiana State police and the Ascension Parish Sheriff’s Office. Sgt.... more »
  • Girl makes cupcakes for cancer patients

    August 19, 2010 10:13 PM

    A cancer diagnosis could have had a devastating outcome for a family in St. Amant. News 2's Sylvia Weatherspoon found out instead it inspired them, especially Grace Courtright, who has a sweet way of serving others to make a difference. more »
  • At least 75 fire fighters working blaze in Ascension Parish

    August 7, 2010 9:22 PM

    At least 75 fire fighters are on scene of a massive house fire in St. Amant. St. Amant Fire Chief James LeBlanc told News 2, he was the first on scene and saw heavy flames and smoke pouring out of the attic of the home. It started just... more »
  • Victim identified in Florida Blvd. accident

    May 19, 2010 5:34 PM

    Update: Police have named the victim that died at the scene of a traffic crash earlier today on Florida Boulevard. 73-year-old Audrey Granger, Baton Rouge, was the front seat passenger in a 2002 Mitsubishi Gallant. The car was heading north, from the south service, when it was hit by a... more »
  • St. Amant woman arrested in deadly crash

    March 19, 2010 12:47 PM

    The Livingston Parish Sheriff's Office has arrested the woman accused of crashing her car and killing her passenger on March 11. Aimee White of St. Amant was booked Friday after she was treated for the injuries suffered in the accident. She faces charges of vehicular homicide, DWI, careless operation... more »
  • Healing Place Church Haiti Relief Effort

    January 15, 2010 2:54 PM

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  • Road closures in Ascension Parish

    December 8, 2009 10:13 AM

    Heavy rain caused numerous road closures in Ascension Parish. As of 9 a.m. Tuesday, the following roads/intersections were closed because of standing water: -Pelican Crossing, Darrow -Beau Douglas at Pelican Point, Darrow -LA 308, Donaldsonville -Evangeline Ave., Donaldsonville -Tiggy Duplessis at LA 621, Duplessis -Louis White at McDaniels, Dutchtown -South... more »
  • East Ascension Spartans win border war over St. Amant

    October 23, 2009 11:35 PM

    It was a border war in Ascension parish tonight, as St Amant and East Ascension tangled in their annual meeting. The Spartans got the best of the Gators 34-27 in this contest. more »
  • St. Amant stays perfect on season

    October 2, 2009 11:34 PM

    St. Amant Gators defeat Reed 45-0 to stay a perfect 5-0 on the season. more »

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