Guilty Pleas for the Week of October 15-18

During the week of October 15 – October 18, 2019, the following defendants pled guilty to various charges and were sentenced in the 23rd Judicial District Court: Ascension Parish: Samuel Cutrer, 42300 Mike Dr. Hammond, LA., age 40, pled guilty to Simple Criminal Damage to Property Valued at More than $1,000, but Less than $50,000. The […]

ACT presents Dracula (Thursday-Sunday)

Based on the gothic horror classic novel by Bram Stoker, Dracula is the tale of the charismatic count from Transylvania who relocates to London. In his attempt to find new blood, Dracula battles with the Professor Van Helsing, who is investigating the mysterious illness of Lucy. Will the Professor find out the bizarre cause before […]

APSO Arrest Report for the Week of October 10-17

Below is Ascension Sheriff’s arrest report for the week of October 10-17: October 10 arrests: Torran Bennett, 40, 3723 N Villere Dr, New Orleans was charged w/ Simple Burglary; Jamerson Blaise, 42, 3012 Tara Dr, Violet was charged w/ Simple Burglary; Dexter Alsay, 31, 907 Pine St, Donaldsonville was arrested pursuant to a bench warrant; Tremayne LeBlanc, 33, 508 […]

Murphy Painter’s reply to alleged blackmail

Murphy Painter for Ascension Parish President To All the Good Citizens of Ascension: I made the statement early on in this election that I did not want to stoop to the lower level of dirty politics like badmouthing someone on facebook etc, but when your 90 year old mother calls you at 5:00 am and […]

Fall/LSU pics at Petco to support CARA’s House (Sunday)

Get your Fall and LSU pictures in support of CARA’s House.  Sunday from 12 pm to 4 pm at Petco in Gonzales.

Two APSO deputies graduate CARTA

Ascension Parish Deputies Joshua Delery and Dwanya Black graduated from the Capital Area Regional Training Academy (CARTA) in Baton Rouge on Tuesday, October 15. “This graduation represents several weeks of hard work and resulted in all of these deputies attaining their POST certification,” said Sheriff Bobby Webre. Capital Area Regional Training Academy (CARTA) is a […]

Cointment-42%, Painter-22%, Diggs-19%, Webre-18%

The headline tells the tale of Election 2019 for Ascension Parish President.  Clint Cointment led the way with 42% of the vote, a 20% lead over the second place finisher, Murphy Painter whose 22% had to be disappointing.  The runoff, if Painter hangs in, is scheduled for November 16. Ricky Diggs finished third with 19% with Rick Webre’s 18% […]

Sheriff Bobby Webre in a landslide

Sheriff Bobby Webre won two elections on Saturday, one to finish former Ascension Sheriff Jeff Wiley’s unexpired term and the other to decide who will serve the next four years beginning in June 2020.  And it was not close as 26,113 voters (72%) cast their ballot for Webre. One challenger, Byron Hill, waged an aggressive but unfunded […]

Price reelected to Senate, Brass to House, Trosclair/Edmonston in runoff for District 88

Ed Price won the District 2 Senate seat in a 2017 Special Election after his opponent on Saturday, Troy Brown, resigned the seat to avoid expulsion after two domestic abuse charges turned his Senate colleagues against him.  Price easily handled Brown (59%-41%) in the eight-parish election yesterday. Ken Brass won the Special Election to fill the […]

APSO Arrest Report for the Week of October 3-10

Below is Ascension Sheriff’s arrest report for the week of October 3-10: October 3 arrests: Armease Washington, 29, 37313 Hwy 74-169, Geismar was charged w/ 2nd Degree Murder, Assault by Drive-by Shooting, Illegal Use of Weapons, (2 counts) aggravated 2nd Degree Battery, and Aggravated Criminal Damage to Property; Marci Kozma, 36, 4024 Kirkpatrick Rd, Southport FL was […]