APSO Arrest Report for the Week of February 13-20

Below is Ascension Sheriff’s arrest report for the week of February 13-20: February 13 arrests: Stephen Sylvester, 56, 16370 Ronnie Rd, Prairieville was charged w/ Stalking, and Entry on or Remaining after being Forbidden; Devin Michot, 30, 14920 Louise St, Port Vincent was charged w/ Theft, arrested pursuant to a bench, and 2 fugitive warrants; Alexis […]

Autopsy confirms body found in river is missing Gonzales man

According to Sheriff Bobby Webre, an autopsy performed on Thursday afternoon confirmed that the body found on Wednesday evening near Lemanville Park in the Mississippi River is 35-year-old Christopher Bolona. There are no reported signs of trauma to the body and no foul play is suspected, however the official cause of death is pending toxicology […]

Parish payroll reduced over $1 Million since Cointment took office

Clint Cointment was sworn into Ascension’s parish presidency on January 6, inheriting a bloated annual payroll created by his predecessor with 542 employees listed on the master roster (provided in response to a mid-December 2019 records request).  Kenny Matassa (2016-19) added approximately 150 names to that roster he inherited from Tommy Martinez, actually reducing the workforce […]

APSO investigating body found in river in Donaldsonville

Ascension Parish Sheriff Bobby Webre reported that shortly before 5 p.m. on Wednesday deputies found the body of an African-American male in the Mississippi River near Lemanville Park in Donaldsonville. The identity or manner of deceased has not been determined. This case is still under investigation pending autopsy reports.

John Fleming the key-note speaker at recent Republic Women’s event

Assistant Secretary of Commerce for Economic Development, John Fleming, was the keynote speaker at a Regional Republican Women luncheon at Beausoleil Restaurant in Baton Rouge in January.  Members of Ascension Republican Women attending the luncheon are from Left: Geri Teasley, Darcy Rizzo, Ascension Parish Councilman, John Cagnolatti, Secretary Fleming, Rhonda Lamendola, Kathleen Harms and Joyce LaCour.  Not shown: Associate Member, Larry Harms. Visit ARW on […]

Donaldsonville hit and run victim dies in nearby hospital

Ascension Parish Sheriff’s Office began investigating a hit and run that occurred shortly before midnight Friday night in Donaldsonville. The victim, identified as 51-year-old Norsha Junior of Donaldsonville, succumbed to her injuries at a nearby hospital. As the investigation continued, deputies were able to identify the subject and vehicle that hit the victim. It was learned […]

Will new Parish Council remove “pro-development” Planning Commissioner?

For the first time since 2017 there is going to be turnover on the seven-member Ascension Parish Planning Commission, the body exercising authority over subdivision plats and that adopted the new Master Land Use Plan so odious to a vocal contingent of citizens.  On February 12 Chairman Matthew Pryor announced two commissioners would not be […]

West Ascension Drainage thankful to Price and Brass for their assistance

Ascension Parish President Clint Cointment joined representatives of Assumption and St. James parishes, along with members of the Lafourche Basin Levee Board and the legislative delegation on a recent site visit to see the progress of drainage work that will be greatly beneficial to West Ascension. Louisiana State Senator Ed Price and State Representative Ken […]

The Electoral College and Delegate Selection at Ascension GOP Roundtable

Kay Kellog Katz, former Louisiana Legislator, will speak on the Electoral College at the February Ascension GOP Roundtable, sponsored by Ascension Republican Women. The Roundtable will be held on Thursday, February 20th at 11:30 at the Clarion Inn on Highway 30 in Gonzales. (11:30 to 12:00 – Meet and Greet; Noon. – Event) Katz, a […]

UPDATE: Party bus accident results in fatality

Update: 21-year-old Austin Jenkins has passed away due to injuries from the party bus accident that occurred early Saturday morning. The brother, 19-year-old, Denver Jenkins, is still listed in critical condition. According to Sheriff Bobby Webre, “preliminary investigation indicates there is no sign of foul play and appears to be a tragic accident.” This investigation […]