Ascension Parish Tourism Commission announces Major Rebranding

Ascension Parish Tourism Commission, formerly branded as Tour Ascension announced yesterday a major rebranding to Louisiana’s Sweet Spot to cohesively connect community, business and visitors. The announcement was made at The Great River Road Museum at Houmas House and Gardens in conjunction with the reveal of the naming of the bridge, the Sweet Spot Landing […]

200% increase in online sexual predator cases since COVID emergency declaration

Since the COVID-19 public health emergency was declared, the Louisiana Bureau of Investigation’s Cyber Crimes Unit has seen a 200% increase in online sexual predator cases. Despite this surge and a need for more resources to help with these investigations – the CCU has gone above and beyond to bring child predators to justice. Today, […]

Click It or Ticket campaign this week (November 23-29)

As the Thanksgiving holiday approaches and more drivers hit the roads, The Ascension Parish Sheriff’s Office is reminding all drivers of the importance of seat belt use. This annual campaign is part of the Louisiana Highway Safety Commission’s Click It or Ticket enforcement effort that runs from November 23rd -29th, 2020. Aimed at enforcing seat […]

APSO Arrest Report for the Week of November 12-18

Below is Ascension Sheriff’s arrest report for the week of November 12-19: November 12 arrests: Michael Bacon, 39, 18229 Old Ferry Rd, Maurepas was charged w/ DWI-2nd Offense, Possession of Heroin, and arrested pursuant to a bench warrant; Michael McCormick, 51, 118 Delmar Ln, Lafayette was charged w/ (4 counts) Violations of Protective Orders; Jerry Williams, 57, 16429 […]

Prairieville man gets 12 years in Burglary/Weapons plea

On November 16, 2020, Adam Blackwell of 37216 White Rd. Prairieville, LA., age 29, pled guilty to Possession of a Firearm by a Convicted Felon (10 counts) and Simple Burglary of an Inhabited Dwelling. Blackwell was prosecuted by Assistant District Attorney Craig Stewart, and presiding over this matter was the Honorable Judge Emile St. Pierre. […]

Harold Stewart running on accomplishments in Division C-Gonzales Council runoff election

Incumbent Harold Stewart finds himself in a runoff for reelection to the Division C, Gonzales City Council seat which he has occupied since besting two opponents in the March 28, 2015 Special Election.  Early voting for the December 5 election begins Friday, November 20 through November 28 excluding Sundays and Thanksgiving Day. Stewart, a small […]

Graves supports Drone Industry efforts

U.S. Congressman Garret Graves, Ranking Member of the Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure Subcommittee on Aviation, joined colleagues in introducing a bipartisan resolution that expresses support for the designation of November 16 – 22, 2020 as “National Drone Safety Awareness Week.” The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) is holding its second annual Drone Safety Week which recognizes the […]

Department partners with LSUAgCenter for “Seeds to Success” program

The Louisiana Department of Education, in partnership with the LSU AgCenter, debuted a new website to educate students about the importance of food and agriculture. Seedstosuccess.com houses information to grow fruits and vegetables in Louisiana, how to apply those skills to learning and how to turn those interests into a budding career. The United States […]

92-lot Windsor Park subdivision plat on Hwy 42 to be considered by Planning Commission

Two new members of Ascension’s Planning Commission will get to vote on their first subdivision preliminary plat on Wednesday.  Richard Carmouche and Robert Hodgson were sworn in on October 14, filling vacancies created when Wade Schexnaydre and Morrie Bishop resigned.  Windsor Park is the 92-lot subdivision proposed by Dantin-Bruce Development, LLC on 31 acres south […]

APSO Arrest Report for the Week of November 5-12

Below is Ascension Sheriff’s arrest report for the week of November 5-12: November 5 arrests: Merlin Winfrey, 27, 908 Mulberry St, Donaldsonville was charged w/ Domestic Abuse Battery, and Aggravated Assault upon Dating Partner; Jamarcus Tilford, 23, 36782 river Oak Oaks Dr, Geismar was arrested pursuant to bench warrant; Dwayne Nickens, 41, 41216 Hwy 621, Gonzales […]