APSO Arrest Report for the Week of March 26-April 2

Below is Ascension Sheriff’s arrest report for the week of March 26-April 2: March 26 arrests: Jordan Batiste, 13287 Jake Gravois, Maurepas was arrested pursuant to a fugitive warrant; Jan Avara, 15245 Palomino Ln, Prairieville was charged w/ (4 counts) Simple Burglary, and arrested pursuant to a bench warrant. March 27 arrests: Natasha Silby, 38357 Pierce Rd, […]

Treasury partners with Revenue Department to pay $4 Million in Unclaimed Property claims

Louisiana State Treasurer John M. Schroder announced today that the Department of Treasury will mail $4 million in Unclaimed Property checks to citizens across Louisiana after using tax records to update addresses. More than 45,000 checks will be mailed beginning this week. “A lot of people are struggling financially right now because of the coronavirus. […]

SCAM ALERT: BBB warns of Phony Debt Collection

A woman contacted the Better Business Bureau of South Central Louisiana this week, saying that she got a possible medical bill in the mail for her husband. The bill even had the last four digits of her husband’s social security number on it. The bill said, “Medicare has identified $56,258.24 in conditional payments that we believe are associated with your case.” […]

Graves Statement on Opening of Bonnet Carre Spillway

U.S. Congressman Garret Graves (South Louisiana) released the following statement regarding the opening of the Bonnet Carre Spillway: “This is the first time in the Bonnet Carre’s 89-year history that the structure has had to be opened three years in a row. Every year, 30 states and 2 Canadian provinces thaw out and drain into […]

Governor extends Stay at Home order to April 30

April 2, 2020: Today I formally extended the Stay at Home order until April 30 as Louisiana works to slow the spread of COVID-19. It is absolutely critical that each Louisianan take this Stay at Home order seriously. Act as if your life depends on it – because it does. We have seen federal modeling […]

Housing Crisis amid COVID-19 is harming (only) landlords

I want to address the government mandate as it pertains to Landlords and Fair Housing amid the Coronavirus crisis. Before I begin, I recognize the fact that safe housing is one of the most important things to any individual in this country, next to nutritious meals and freedom from tyranny. In case you are not […]

Avoid scams on Census Day

Have you received your census packet yet? There is a law that requires you to complete it. The census provides critical data that lawmakers, business owners, teachers, and many others use to provide daily services, products, and support for you and your community. Some of the information census takers request is personal. But the Census Bureau states that they will NEVER ask […]

AP Schools looking for teachers (2020-21)

Ascension Public Schools is holding a Virtual Teacher Job Fair for all schools. Those wishing to secure teaching positions for the 2020-21 school year should apply now. “We invite you to become a teammate! Come work in an organization where service, teamwork, leadership, and learning are our Core Values. We are currently hiring for 30 schools and […]

Sorrento Council meeting CANCELED

Due to COVID-19, the regular scheduled meeting of the Town of Sorrento Mayor and Council for Tuesday April 7, 2020 has been cancelled.

LA Congressional delegation on “maximizing Federal Funding” for local relief effort

NOTE: All six members of Louisiana’s Congressional delegation signed the letter above. U.S. Congressman Garret Graves (South Louisiana) sent a letter today to Governor John Bel Edwards urging him to carefully evaluate the needs of local governments and their role in this public health emergency. Graves was joined by the members of the Louisiana Congressional […]