SCAM ALERT: Local consumers being targeted by Social Security scams

The Better Business Bureau of South Central Louisiana has been flooded with calls lately about scammers posing as a Social Security Office employee, in order to steal their personal information. In one instance, a local woman contacted your BBB saying she received a call from a person impersonating someone who works for the Social Security […]

APSO Arrest Report for the Week of June 18-25

Below is Ascension Sheriff’s arrest report for the week of June 18-25: June 18 arrests: Manuel May, 48, 17388 Levern Stafford Rd, Prairieville was charged w/ Theft; Shannon Blas, 28, 806 Winder Rd, Thibodaux was arrested pursuant to a fugitive warrant; Justin Painter, 34, 16479 Oakridge Rd, Prairieville was charged w/ Domestic Abuse Battery (Strangulation); Walter […]

APL can use help with Face Mask Sewing Project

Ascension Parish Library is seeking volunteers to participate in its Face Mask Sewing Project to sew face masks. If you love to sew or maybe had sewing skills in the past and would like to bring back your forgotten passion, join other volunteers and donate your time to ensure the health and well being of […]

Council accepts recommendation to rezone 10 acres alongside Hwy 73

On Tuesday a solid eight-vote majority of Ascension’s Parish Council voted to accept a Zoning Commission recommendation to rezone 10 acres alongside Hwy 73 from residential to Mixed Use 2.  Councilman for the area, Corey Orgeron was joined by two others in the three-vote minority during the teleconference meeting. On February 12, 2014 the residential […]

City of Gonzales to acquire acreage for PACE Center

Gonzales City Council adopted a resolution on Monday to approving the acquisition of the five-acre tract where the Performing Arts, Conference and Events (PACE) Center will be built.  The vote was unanimous, clearing the way for execution of the necessary closing documents to proceed as the council also approved the Final Plat of “Tract R” in Heritage […]

Guilty Pleas for the Week of June 15-19

During the week of June 15 – June 19, 2020, the following defendants pled guilty to various charges and were sentenced in the 23rd Judicial District Court-Ascension Parish: Antonio Coco, 15005 Beau Jon Ave. Prairieville, LA., age 39, pled guilty to Possession of a Schedule II Controlled Dangerous Substance, Possession of a Schedule IV Controlled […]

Gonzales PD makes arrest in Sunday night homicide

Two men were traveling together in a vehicle, when it abruptly stopped and the corner of W. Worthy and Quiet St. Both men exited the vehicle, and a altercation ensued. The driver of the vehicle Johnnie McMeller, 66 years of age, of 215 N. Roscoe St, Gonzales, returned to the vehicle and reversed it over Randall […]

Novel Conversations Online Book Club

The Ascension Parish Library is starting Novel Conversations, an online book club designed for adults ages 18 and up. Novel Conversations will be held on and will consist of weekly chats, including one live chat on the last Tuesday evening of each month at 6:30 PM. Registration for this online club begins June 1, […]

APSO Arrest Report for the Week of June 11-18

Below is Ascension Sheriff’s arrest report for the week of June 11-18: June 11 arrests: Randall Brewster, Jr., 27, 42204 Marblestone Ave, Prairieville was charged w/ Probation Violation, and arrested pursuant to a fugitive warrant; Cade Colby, 39, 18735 Little Prairie Rd, Prairieville was arrested pursuant to a fugitive warrantt; Ridge Price, 30, 31643 N Corban Rd, Walker […]

Governor Edwards on LGBT employment discrimination ruling by SCOTUS

Gov. Edwards issued a statement on the United States Supreme Court ruling that federal workplace protections extend to LGBT employees. “Today’s Supreme Court ruling confirms what we have long known: prejudice and discrimination on any basis, including sexual orientation and gender identity, are not Louisiana values and should never be tolerated,” Gov. Edwards said. “When […]