APSO Arrest Report for the Week May 21-28

Below is Ascension Sheriff’s arrest report for the week of May 21-28: May 21 arrests: Christopher Miller, 45, 33 W 9th St, Donaldsonville was charged w/ Domestic Abuse Battery (Strangulation), and Violations of Protective Orders; Dwight Randolph, 22, 1926 Duels St, New Orleans was charged w/ (2 counts) Theft of Motor Vehicle, (3 counts) Criminal Trespass, […]

Girl Scout Summer Camp Goes Virtual

In the interest of the health of our camp staff, girls, and their families, GSLE will not be hosting girls at our three camps in southeastern Louisiana this summer. Instead, we will be hosting day camp online with four week-long sessions of summer fun beginning Monday, June 8. Each attendee will receive a box of supplies in the […]

Sheriff Bobby Webre condemns actions of Minneapolis police officers

The events in Minneapolis compel me to speak to you as your sheriff about questions of justice, the rule of law, and the sacredness of human life. I want to be clear: I have seen the video of the final moments of George Floyd’s life and I condemn the actions of the Minneapolis police officers. Law […]

Medicaid recipients in nursing homes entitled to keep stimulus checks

AG urges reporting of unlawful confiscation of funds Attorney General Jeff Landry is issuing a major advisement to nursing home residents and a warning to anyone trying to defraud them. General Landry is advising nursing home residents and their loved ones to be vigilant against having their federal stimulus payments improperly taken from them. General […]

Orgeron leaves Casso holding the bag as Sewer Committee disbanding after one (official) meeting

Mercifully, the six-member committee created to negotiate with Ascension Sewer, LLC is on its way to oblivion, said committee having unanimously voted to disband at its first and only meeting on Tuesday.  It was an awful idea from inception, made worse when half of the six -member team conducted an April 30 Zoom conference with […]

Arraignments in Parish Court to be staggered due to coronavirus

PARISH COURT NOTICE – Beginning June 1, 2020, all Ascension Parish Court dates with Judge Lanoux will proceed in person with social distancing in place at the courthouses in Gonzales and Donaldsonville. However, in an effort to reduce wait times and to comply with Phase 1 reopening guidelines for building capacity, you are ordered to […]

Marvin Braud Pumps activated Tuesday morning in anticipation of rain event

Ascension Parish President announced today that Parish pumping stations are operational. “Right now we have a high tide and an east wind blowing water into Ascension Parish,” said Cointment. “With a lot of rain expected all this week, we want to make sure we have enough capacity to accommodate that water.” Much of Ascension’s waterways […]

When will Planning Commission, Council accept some areas are unsuitable for development?

Certain areas of Ascension Parish are unsuitable for new development, a fact sometimes garnering lip service but never accepted by a majority of the Planning Commission.   The top photo (above) was taken after the last rain event a few weeks ago, six inches in some places according to reports; at bottom is a depiction of […]

Oak Lake seeking Final Plat approval…again

Appearing for at least the fourth time on a Planning Commission Consent Agenda… Final Plat Approval Oak Lake Subdivision ­ Phase 2 & 3 Quality Engineering & Surveying, LLC (Council District 2) is included on the commission’s agenda for Wednesday (May 27). Oak Lake Subdivision is seeking approval to begin selling lots in Phase 2 & […]

First Planning Commission agenda with two new members (Wednesday)

PLANNING COMMISSION MEETING May 27, 2020 ­ 6:00 PM ASCENSION PARISH COURTHOUSE-Gonzales AGENDA (1) Call to Order (2) Oath of Office a. Newly Appointed Commissioners (3) Roll Call of Members (4) Pledge of Allegiance (5) Introduction of Staff (6) Chairman’s Comments (7) Public Comment on any Agenda Item (8) Staff Report a. Subdivision Status ­May […]