APL Outreach Vehicle schedule for August

Ascension Parish Library’s Outreach Vehicle rolls through summer, bringing a wide variety of books, movies, and other materials to a location near you!  Visit our Outreach Vehicle at parks and community centers across the parish.  Come check us out at these locations: Butcher Boy: Tuesday, August 20 @ 9:30-11:30 a.m. Sorrento Community Center:   Wednesday, August […]

APSO Arrest Report for the Week of August 8-15

Below is Ascension Sheriff’s arrest report for the week of August 8-15:  August 8 arrests: Andreanea North, 24, 915 Elizabeth St, Donaldsonville was arrested pursuant to a fugitive, and 3 bench warrants; Renelle Batiste, 27, 613 W 5th St, Donaldsonville was arrested pursuant to a bench, and 2 fugitive warrants; Tayler Wambsgans, 27, 135 Oklahoma St, Baton Rouge […]

Gonzales man gets 6 years in vehicle/shed burglaries

On August 12, 2019, Reece Breaux of 9306 Kurt Kundler Rd. Gonzales, LA., age 27, pled guilty to Simple Burglary (2 counts). Breaux was prosecuted by Assistant District Attorney Leila Braswell, and presiding over this matter was the Honorable Judge Jason Verdigets. This guilty plea was the result of a plea agreement with prosecutors following […]

Felony battery of Gonzales police officer among charges for Convent man

On Monday evening, August 12, at approximately 8:30 p.m., City of Gonzales Police Officers were dispatched to a large disturbance in Gonzales Municipal Park, 911 E Meylan Street. Officers arrived and witnessed a crowd of approximately 20-30 males and females actively engaged in an altercation. One officer witnessed a male strike another male in the […]

LMA honors Gonzales project at recent convention

At the recent Louisiana Municipal Association (LMA) Annual Convention held in Monroe, municipalities from across the state joined together to learn about changes to a multitude of issues that affect them. Fiscal responsibility, programming, the offering of services, dealing with public records and their requests, and open meeting regulations are just a few of the […]

Guilty Pleas for the Week of August 5-9

During the week of August 5 – August 9, 2019, the following defendants pled guilty to various charges and were sentenced in the 23rd Judicial District Court-Ascension Parish: Jason Clifton, 6834 HWY 1 Donaldsonville, LA., age 37, pled guilty to Possession of a Schedule IV Controlled Dangerous Substance and was sentenced to 1 year with […]

District 10 candidate Jeff Pettit: Stop move toward greater density, eliminate irresponsible development

Jeff Pettit, running as an Independent, has qualified for the District 10 Ascension Parish Council election on October 12.  Early voting is September 28-October 5.  Retired from Barnes & Noble Booksellers, Pettit “intends to be a full time representative for the People of District 10.” With Susan, wife of 43 years, he resides just off […]

APSO Arrest Report for the Week of August 1-8

Below is Ascension Sheriff’s arrest report for the week of August 1-8: August 1 arrests: Walter Cantrell, Jr., 66, 315 Lafourche St, Donaldsonville was arrested pursuant to 2 bench warrants; Garrick Lennette, 30, 159441 Gunboat Landing, Maurepas was charged w/ Issuing Worthless Checks; Daniel Coomer, 26, 12007 Ida Bourgeois Rd, St. Amant was charged w/ Theft, Flight from […]

Nine Council seats up for grabs; see the candidates

Nine of 11 Ascension Parish Council seats are being contested on October 12.  Two seats were unopposed; newcomer Chase Melancon won the St. Amant-based District 6 when current council member Randy Clouatre opted out; and District 8’s Teri Casso won a third term unopposed. The most interesting, possibly a little disturbing, is the District 1 […]

A tough act to follow: Matassa out, four candidates in (including a stunner)

Setting the bar as low as possible for his ultimate successor, President Kenny Matassa did not qualify for reelection as the three-day period came to a close Thursday at 4:30.  Four candidates have entered the race. Former Ascension OHSEP Director Rick Webre pulled the stunner yesterday, joining the contest scheduled for October 12.  Clint Cointment, […]