Sunday tornado touches down in St. Amant damaging several homes, vehicles, boats

St. Amant – Sunday Night around 7PM, St. Amant residents could hear a roaring of a train coming through their neighborhood, stated Chief Officer James E. LeBlanc. At least five homes and several cars and boats were damaged in the St. Amant Acy area, after several residents said they heard and saw a tornado tear through […]

GOP Roundtable visited by Scott McKay

Scott McKay visits with members of Ascension Republican Women at the Ascension GOP Roundtable on March 21st at the Clarion Inn. McKay was keynote speaker at the event. From Left (above): Joy Bodin, Rhonda Lamendola, Joyce LaCour, McKay, Cheryl Kinchen, Elizabeth Harris and Bonnie Wade. Members of Ascension Republican Women visit with keynote speaker, Scott McKay, at the Ascension GOP Roundtable on March 21st at […]

APSO Arrest Report for the Week of March 28-April 4

Below is Ascension Sheriff’s arrest report for the week of March 28-April 4: March 28 arrests: Christian Lanier, 34, 17087 Elm Aly, Prairieville was charged w/ Domestic Abuse Battery; Kyle Burdiss, 28, 13310 Garden Ln, Gonzales was charged w/ (2 counts) Theft; John Dowring, 36, 34147 Weiss Rd, Walker was charged w/ Theft, and Introducing Contraband into Penal […]

What’s your Parish Council hiding now?

If you think your Parish Council has nothing to hide consider Thursday night’s agenda which included Item 7; Committee Reports which included five items: a. Finance Committee Report (Chairman Bill Dawson) b. Transportation Committee Report (Chairman Aaron Lawler) c. Utilities Committee Report (Chairman Daniel Satterlee) d. Strategic Planning Committee Report (Chairman Oliver Joseph) e. Personnel Committee Report […]

Gonzales man charged with 1st Degree Rape of victim under 13 years of age

EDITOR’s NOTE:  According to booking information the victim in alleged rapes was under the age of 13. Ascension Parish Sheriff’s Office Juvenile Unit arrested 31-year-old Sean Czwakiel of Gonzales on five counts of first-degree rape and five counts of oral sexual battery on Wednesday, April 3. According to Sheriff Bobby Webre, detectives began an investigation […]

Guilty Pleas for the Week of March 25-29

During the week of March 25-March 29, 2019, the following defendants pled guilty to various charges and were sentenced in the 23rd Judicial District Court, Ascension Parish: Earl Bureau, 8370 S St. Landry Ave. Gonzales, LA., age 32, pled guilty to Simple Criminal Damage to Property Over $1,000 and was sentenced to 2 years with the […]

Anonymous tip leads to drug distribution arrests

According to Sheriff Bobby Webre, the Ascension Parish Sheriff’s Office Narcotics Unit executed a search warrant on a residence located on Hackberry Lane in Geismar on Monday, April 1, after receiving several anonymous tips relating to drug activity. Detectives located a quantity of Heroin, Methamphetamine, synthetic marijuana, suboxone, THC Vape oil, and drug paraphernalia. Three […]

Sharon Morris, Honorary Sheriff for the month of March

Ascension Parish Sheriff Bobby Webre awarded Sharon Morris, an Honorary Sheriff Proclamation on Thursday, March 28. Sharon Morris is a graduate of White Castle High School. She has over 25 years of experience in customer relations and community event planning through the banking industry. Five years ago, Sharon followed her passion and left the banking […]

River Road African-America Museum celebrates Silver Anniversary

RRAAM Celebrates 25th Year Anniversary Slave Cemetery Lecture Series & Memorial Visit Slave Cemetery Lecture Series & Memorial Visit Saturday, March 30, 2019 9:30 AM – 12:00 PM 511 Williams Street, Donaldsonville RRAAM Rosenwald School Memorial Visit 1:00 PM – 3:00 PM Monroe and The Bruslie Cemeteries The discovery of the Bruslie Cemetery and the […]

APSO confirms that St. Amant structure fire was not related to meth lab

Ascension Parish Sheriff’s Office PIO Allison Hudson just confirmed that an overnight fire on Kid Bourgeois Rd in St. Amant was not related in any way to operation of a meth lab as originally reported by a Baton Rouge television station.  Hudson would release no details other than to say “the structure fire is under […]