Rotary Club of Greater Ascension sponsors Virtual Food Drive

What a difficult year this has been for so many.  Before we know it, the holiday season will be upon us, and we are again reminded of the importance of our mission among the needy of our parish.  As many will soon be caught up in the hustle and bustle of the holiday season, there […]

Two arrested on burglary charges

Early Tuesday morning, deputies responded to the area of Meadow Brook Ave. about a burglary in progress. Upon deputies’ arrival, they located a vehicle leaving the area, matching the description given. Deputies attempted a traffic stop on the vehicle, but the vehicle continued into East Baton Rouge Parish where the suspects were taken into custody. […]

Guilty Pleas for the Week of September 14-18

During the week of September 14 – September 18, 2020, the following defendants pled guilty to various charges and were sentenced in the 23rd Judicial District Court-Ascension Parish: Mickel Guist, 46402 Family Acres Rd. St. Amant, LA., age 56, pled guilty to Possession of a Schedule II Controlled Dangerous Substance and was sentenced to 18 […]

If Planning’s attorney is correct, Antebellum Pointe suit nothing to worry about

It’s been a long time coming, a lawsuit against Ascension Planning Commission for denial of a subdivision preliminary plat. Not since the body’s denial of a plat proposed off C Braud Road in 1996 has the commission been sued even as preemptory threats of litigation have been made, a cudgel to cow commissioners into compliance.  […]

APSO Arrest Report for the Week of September 10-17

Below is Ascension Sheriff’s arrest report for the week of September 10-17: September 10 arrests: Kayler Sanders, 28, 214 D’Ville Village Cir, Donaldsonville was charged w/ Simple Criminal Damage to Property, and Aggravated Assault w/ Firearm; Jamie Breaux, 36, 41181 Citadel Dr, Sorrento was charged w/ Domestic Abuse Battery; Anthony Roper, 21, Address Unknown was charged w/ […]

Parish Council rejects 60-unit condominium SPUD

On September 9 Ascension’s Planning and Zoning Commission recommended APPROVAL of the Small Planned Unit Development (SPUD), The Lakes at Henderson Bayou’s “60 two-story condominium units with approximately 66,120 square footage of building space.”   On Thursday the Parish Council ignored that recommendation, denying the SPUD by an 8-3 vote. Councilman Aaron Lawler, whose District 7 encompasses the subject acreage […]

July/August mail-in ballot procedure reinstated by Federal Court; three days added for early voting

Earlier today Chief Judge Shelly D. Dick of the Middle District (federal) Court of Louisiana partially granted the injunctive relief sought by four party-plaintiffs including Louisiana’s NAACP.  Judge Dick’s 44-page decision GRANTED the request to… “make available the COVID-19 Ballot Application that was used during the July and August 2020 elections and to supply absentee by mail ballots to voters who […]

Cody Martin on family, legal philosophy and why he’s running for Judge-Division B

The decision to seek elective office is never an easy one, particularly when the office is a judgeship.  Sitting judges tend to go unchallenged as incumbency carries extraordinary weight unmatched by other elective positions.  In the 2020 election cycle two judgeships on the 23rd Judicial District bench opened up; and Cody Martin is seeking the […]

60-year old Prairieville man gets ten years pursuant to Narcotics Distribution plea

On September 8, 2020, Johnny Irvin of 15469 Shirley Dr. Prairieville, LA., age 60, pled guilty to Possession with Intent to Distribute a Schedule I Controlled Dangerous Substance (2 counts) and Possession with Intent to Distribute a Schedule II Controlled Dangerous Substance (2 counts). Irvin was prosecuted by Assistant District Attorneys Charles “Chuck” Long and […]

APSO updates west bank shooting; five victims all stable

On September 11 Ascension Parish Sheriff’s Office was called to the scene of a shooting in Donaldsonville.  While no suspect(s) has been apprehended, APSO has released the following: A total of five victims ages 25, 16, 26, 34, and 24. Three are listed in stable condition and two have been treated and released from the […]