APSO Arrest Report for the Week of February 13-20

Below is Ascension Sheriff’s arrest report for the week of February 13-20: February 13 arrests: Stephen Sylvester, 56, 16370 Ronnie Rd, Prairieville was charged w/ Stalking, and Entry on or Remaining after being Forbidden; Devin Michot, 30, 14920 Louise St, Port Vincent was charged w/ Theft, arrested pursuant to a bench, and 2 fugitive warrants; Alexis […]

Weekly Wino recommends a new Cabernet

  In the fall of 2000, Chris Nickolopoulos and Elijah Pfister purchased 20 tons of exceptional Cabernet Sauvignon grapes from a friend’s Napa Valley vineyard without a specific plan for the grapes. All they knew at the time was it was great fruit from a trusted friend. They asked their winemaker, Charles Hendricks, to have […]

DA: Up to 2100 criminal cases could be affected by Assumption Parish deputy’s allegations

The 23rd Judicial District Court presides over three parishes; Ascension, Assumption, and St. James.  Made public earlier today, allegations from an Assumption Parish sheriff’s deputy accused Judge Jessie LeBlanc of sending racially inflammatory text messages, after claiming a longstanding extramarital affair between the two of them.  Given the racially charged nature of the texts, “every […]

Marcia Shivers named Ascension Parish Employee of the Month

Ascension Parish President announced that his administration had re-instituted the Employee of the Month program for Parish Government employees, and the first recipient of the honor is Floodplain Manager Marcia Shivers. “I want to recognize the unsung heroes of the Parish,” said Cointment, “the people who come to work every day and get things done […]

Celebrate Freedom at Jambalaya Park (3/28)

CELEBRATE FREEDOM at Jambalaya Park (1015 Cornerview St. Gonzales) on Saturday, March 28 from 2 PM – 7 PM. For the entire family. Free food, children’s entertainment, face painting, prizes & more. Live band and testimonies of freedom from addictions. Hosted by Christ Healing Community, Teen Challenge, and The Most Excellent Way Recovery Group. For […]

Thursday Parish Council agenda includes four Employee Appeals (two in public)

REGULAR MEETING OF THE ASCENSION PARISH COUNCIL February 20, 2020 ­ 6:00 PM ASCENSION PARISH COURTHOUSE-Gonzales AGENDA (1) Call To Order / Invocation and Pledge (2) Roll Call (3) Chair’s Additions (4) Public Comment Sign­ In Period (5) Presentations a. Proclamation ­ to proclaim “National Women in Construction Week” in Ascension Parish (6) Parish President’s […]

City of Gonzales Beautification Project catalyst for parish initiative

At the beginning of 2018, Mayor Barney Arceneaux decided to institute a new program aimed at creating a greener, more beautiful Gonzales. Certain amounts of time each week would be set aside, and the entire Department of Public Works team would devote those hours to cleaning up the area. The program caught on, and now, […]

Donaldsonville hit and run victim dies in nearby hospital

Ascension Parish Sheriff’s Office began investigating a hit and run that occurred shortly before midnight Friday night in Donaldsonville. The victim, identified as 51-year-old Norsha Junior of Donaldsonville, succumbed to her injuries at a nearby hospital. As the investigation continued, deputies were able to identify the subject and vehicle that hit the victim. It was learned […]

Dutchtown Middle students participate in Mock Trial

Last week, 6th grade students from Dutchtown Middle School attended a field trip at the Ascension Parish Courthouse. Judge Jason Verdigets… Assistant District Attorney Steven Tureau… Assistant District Attorney Kenneth Dupaty… as well as representatives of the Ascension Parish Sheriff’s Office and Clerk of Court’s Office were present. These individuals discussed their roles in the […]

APSO seeking information on hit and run that left one dead in Donaldsonville

According to Sheriff Bobby Webre, deputies responded to the area of West 10th Street and Walton Street in Donaldsonville shortly before midnight Friday night in reference to a hit and run. When deputies arrived on scene they located a 51-year-old victim who sustained major injuries. The victim was immediately transported to a nearby hospital but […]