APSO arrests Donaldsonville suspect in Attempted 2nd Degree Murder

According to Sheriff Bobby Webre on Saturday, May 21, at approximately 3:00pm, deputies arrested Toran Munson, 37, of Donaldsonville in relation to a shooting incident that occurred near Oak Street and West Sixth Street in Donaldsonville on May 10. At approximately 1:30pm, deputies received information that Munson’s vehicle had been identified near LA 941. The […]

Rising 4 Wellness in Ascension (June 9 at LDEC)

We are excited to announce that the “Rising 4 Wellness in Ascension Parish” – Mental Health, Substance Use, Recovery & Wellness Summit will be held Thursday, June 9th from 4:30-7:30pm at the Lamar Dixon Ballroom. We hope you will join us, as we celebrate some of the great wellness-related work happening in Ascension Parish. Individuals […]

Metairie man dead, two juveniles hospitalized after shooting in Gonzales

At approximately 12:30 am officers received a call in reference to a shooting incident at the Gonzales Waffle House (2128 W. Hwy 30). Officers located 2 victims in the parking lot suffering from gun shot wounds. One subject was transported to OLOL Ascension in critical condition. This individual has been identified as Willie Bridges 12-5-03 […]

Dive into an Ocean of Possibilities at AP Library this summer

  Movies, painting, storytime, and musical performers – there’s an Ocean of Possibilities happening this summer at Ascension Parish Library for kids, tweens, teens, and adults! In June, get ready to see The Great Candyland Adventure presented by Baton Rouge Ballet Theater’s Youth Ballet, learn how creative drawing adds depth to storytelling with Whimsey Under […]

APSO Arrest Report for the Week of May 12-19

Below is Ascension Sheriff’s arrest report for the week May 12-19: May 12 arrests: John Darville, 31, Geismar was charged w/ (7 counts) Sale/Distribution/or Possession of Legend Drug w/o Prescription, (6 counts) Distribution or PWITD [Alprazolam, Cocaine, Schedule II-CDS, Methamphetamine, Heroin, and Marijuana], Possession of Firearm by Convicted Felon, Illegal Carrying of Weapons, Resisting an Officer, […]

Gonzales City Council meeting agenda (Monday)

GONZALES CITY COUNCIL MEETING MONDAY, MAY 23, 2022, AT 5:30 P.M. AGENDA Call to Order. Invocation. Pledge of Allegiance. Roll Call. Presentation of Guest: (a) Open for Citizens of Gonzales, present. (b) Open for all other guest present. Minutes of a Public Hearing of the Mayor and City Council taken May 9, 2022. Minutes of […]

Casso’s last minute changes water down TIA ordinance, subdivision moratorium coming to end

On Thursday Ascension’s Parish Council adopted the last piece of legislation among two “batches” worth of proposed ordinances justifying the moratorium on subdivisions.  Traffic Impact Analysis (TIA) required of every major/minor subdivision was codified, heightening certain requirements in what has long been mere policy, but only after last minute negotiations between two members.  St. Amant’s […]

Origami Club at Dutchtown Library (Saturday)

Fold and create something unique! On Saturday, May 21, at 10:30 am, we’ll construct airplanes, balloons, and rockets. Whether you’re a beginner or a skilled expert, come strengthen your brain through hand-eye coordination. The Origami Club meets at the Dutchtown library each third Saturday of the month. All ages are welcome, and materials will be […]

Department enters partnership to prioritize English Learners

The Louisiana Department of Education (LDOE) has partnered with UMass Global as part of the National Professional Development grant program to build the capacity of Louisiana educators who support English Learners. Educators will participate in required coursework to gain their English Learner Add-On Certification at no cost. The 2021-2022 cohort includes 11 educators from Bossier, Calcasieu, Jefferson, Orleans, […]

Parish Council to introduce 2022 Millage ordinance tonight

The following ordinance, approval of 2022 property tax millage, is on tonight’s Parish Council meeting agenda for introduction. BE IT ORDAINED, that the following millage(s) are hereby levied on the 2022 tax roll on all property subject to taxation by Ascension Parish Government: 2022 Millage Parish Tax 2.74 Parish Tax (in Donaldsonville/Gonzales) 1.37 Parish Health […]