APSO makes arrest in attempted armed robbery

According to Sheriff Bobby Webre, the Ascension Parish Sheriff’s Office Violent Crimes Unit arrested Brennan Shy, 17, of Baton Rouge, on charges of four counts attempted armed robbery, four counts attempted armed robbery with a firearm, home invasion, and aggravated kidnapping. On March 25, shortly before 11 p.m., Ascension Parish Sheriff’s deputies responded to a […]

I-10 eastbound at Highland Rd. to close Friday night for airplane removal

Baton Rouge, La. – The Louisiana Department of Transportation and Development (DOTD) announced today that both eastbound lanes of I-10 between Highland Road and LA 73 will close completely on Friday night, April 5. The closure is necessary for crews to remove and transport the small airplane that made an emergency landing along the interstate on […]

“Critters Down the Bayou” painting demonstration at D’ville Library (4/11)

Critters Down the Bayou, is a children’s picture book authored by Grace Savoie, a former veterinarian and retired first grade teacher.  Alvin Batiste is a world-renown folk artist, who illustrated the book and will give a painting demonstration, after Grace reads their book. This fun event will take place at Ascension Parish Library in Donaldsonville, […]

Ascension Parish Vegetable Garden Contest coming in May

The Ascension Parish LSU AgCenter, along with Ascension Parish Farm Bureau and the Ascension Parish Master Gardener Association, will once again sponsor the Home Vegetable Garden Contest for adults and 4-H youth in May of 2019.  The contest is held to encourage home gardeners to produce quality vegetables for home consumption and economic gain. Categories […]

APSO Captain Rosevelt Hampton graduates FBI National Academy

Ascension Parish Sheriff’s Office Captain Rosevelt Hampton recently graduated from the 275th National FBI Academy Program at Quantico, Virginia which included members of law enforcement agencies from 47 states, including the District of Columbia, 26 international countries, five military organizations, and five federal civilian organizations. Internationally known for its academic excellence, the National Academy Program […]

Basketball Gym being considered by Gonzales Planning Commission (4/1)

A PUBLIC HEARING OF THE PLANNING AND ZONING COMMISSION OF THE CITY OF GONZALES, STATE OF LOUISIANA, WILL BE HELD ON MONDAY APRIL 1, 2019 AT 6:00 P.M. AT CITY HALL 120 S. IRMA BLVD. 1. Public Hearing to consider approval of Final Plat from Berthelot Holdings, LLC, 42 lots being created on Pecan Grove […]

APSO seeks suspect in Attempted Murder

According to Sheriff Bobby Webre, the Ascension Parish Sheriff’s Office is actively seeking the whereabouts of 20-year-old Jermaine Jackson who is wanted on two counts attempted second-degree murder, illegal use of weapons and aggravated criminal damage to property. Jackson should be considered armed and dangerous. He was last seen driving a burgundy 2014 Chevrolet Impala […]

Two Public School property tax renewals on ballot Saturday

  Two  millage renewals (see below) appear on the March 30 (Saturday) ballot.  When the Early Voting period ended last Saturday there had been 1602 votes cast, down from 8610 the last time a millage renewal appeared on the ballot; November 6, 2018 when the 5-mill EA Drainage maintenance and operations tax was passed overwhelmingly. […]

Gonzales man gets 5 years after Domestic Abuse incident

On March 21, 2019, Aaron Church of 6058 Brewerton Rd. Gonzales, LA., age 26, pled guilty to 2nd Degree Battery. This guilty plea was the result of a plea agreement with prosecutors following an August incident. Church was prosecuted by Assistant District Attorney Joni Buquoi, and presiding over this matter was the Honorable Judge Jessie […]

Guilty Pleas for the Week of March 18-22

During the week of March 18-March 22, 2019, the following defendants pled guilty to various charges and were sentenced in the 23rd Judicial District Court, Ascension Parish: Drake Daigle, 42402 Cannon Rd. Gonzales, LA., age 30, pled guilty to Felony Theft and Simple Burglary. The defendant was sentenced to 5 years with the Louisiana Department […]