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  • Man indicted in Ascension sex crimes

    November 11, 2013 10:08 AM

    GONZALES, La. (AP) - A 41-year-old former Ascension Parish man indicted last month for sexual activity with a teenage girl in Ascension has been arrested in St. Tammany Parish. The Advocate reports Frank Webb Jr. was booked Friday into Ascension Parish Prison near Donaldsonville on single counts of sex crimes... more »
  • Ascension considers getting into utility business

    May 20, 2013 10:16 AM

    GONZALES, La. (AP) - Ascension Parish government officials, already trying to pull together the early pieces of a parish-wide sewer system, also have been investigating the possibility of getting into the natural gas and water business. The Advocate reports Parish President Tommy Martinez has been meeting with an economic development... more »
  • Ascension moves to ban private parties for minors

    May 17, 2013 8:52 AM

    GONZALES, La. (AP) - The Ascension Parish Council has voted to outlaw the practice of parents hosting parties where youths under the age of 21 are allowed to consume alcohol. Sheriff Jeff Wiley urged the council Thursday to adopt an ordinance that targets adults who host large parties where youths... more »
  • $2 Million Settlement Reached for Victim in Allison Hargrave Case

    September 10, 2012 4:52 PM

    At least a $2 million settlement has been reached between Ascension Episcopal School and a former student who was sexually abused by a former school counselor. Allison Hargrave is currently serving a 30 year sentence in federal prison sentence after she pleaded guilty to having a sexual relationship with a... more »
  • Ascension voter face 3 tax election this fall

    August 3, 2012 7:47 AM

    DONALDSONVILLE, La. (AP) - The Ascension Parish Council has agreed to put property tax renewals for six parish road lighting districts on the Dec. 8 ballot. Thursday's vote for the special elections means some parish voters would be considering three separate parish taxes when they head to the polls twice... more »
  • Ascension school board investigates theft

    July 5, 2012 8:47 AM

    DONALDSONVILLE, La. (AP) - The Ascension Parish School Board is investigating allegations that a former Donaldsonville High School secretary stole money from the school. Board members met for 15 minutes in executive session following Tuesday night's meeting to discuss the investigation. The Advocate reports former employee, Tremechia Shendrale Butler, of... more »
  • Ascension chief urges animal control funding

    May 7, 2012 9:03 AM

    DONALDSONVILLE, La. (AP) - Ascension Parish President Tommy Martinez says he believes the parish needs to look at setting up a dedicated funding mechanism to pay for parish animal control. The Advocate reports the current user fee structure, coupled with flat fees the municipalities pay for parish services, generates about... more »
  • Ascension council proposes pay increase

    April 20, 2012 9:48 AM

    GONZALES, La. (AP) - Ascension Parish Council members have taken the first step toward giving themselves a 33 percent pay increase, boosting their pre-tax salaries from $1,200 to $1,600 per month. The council introduced the increase on a 7-3 vote Thursday. The proposal will be set for a public hearing... more »
  • Bids sought on Ascension primary school

    March 8, 2012 10:23 AM

    DONALDSONVILLE, La. (AP) - The Ascension Parish School Board has voted to advertise for bids on a project to replace the aging George Washington Carver Primary School in Gonzales. The Advocate reports the board unanimously approved the consent agenda item for the Carver project at Tuesday night's meeting. Chad Lynch,... more »
  • Ascension Parish workers arrested on theft charge

    January 13, 2012 10:04 AM

    GONZALES, La. (AP) - Gonzales Police have arrested two Ascension Parish Drainage Department employees for theft after they were caught removing toilet paper from a restroom in Jambalaya Park. The Advocate reports 50-year-old Lawrence Morris, of Napoleonville, and 25-year-old Corey Breaux, of Donaldsonville, are believed to be behind a rash... more »
  • Highway widening project set for Ascension

    October 17, 2011 6:34 AM

    PRAIRIEVILLE, La. (AP) - A project to widen a 2.3-mile section of Louisiana Highway 73 in Ascension Parish that ties into Interstate 10 will begin late this month, state highway officials said. The Advocate reported the $15.5 million project will be discussed at a state Department of Transportation and Development... more »
  • Ascension water supplier asks rate hike

    September 6, 2011 7:13 AM

    GONZALES, La. (AP) - Ascension Water Co., the major water provider on Ascension Parish's east bank, wants an average 18 percent rate increase from its customers. A subsidiary of the privately held Baton Rouge Water Co., Ascension Water serves unincorporated areas, such as Prairieville, and the town of Sorrento. The... more »
  • Audit: Ascension lacks storm water plan

    July 25, 2011 7:28 AM

    GONZALES, La. (AP) - Officials say a U.S. Environmental Protection Agency audit has found that Ascension Parish government lacks a storm water management plan that is overdue by 3 1/2 years. EPA spokesman Dave Bary said in an interview with The Advocate that enforcement officials found the plan missing during... more »
  • 2 arrested in Ascension slaying

    June 22, 2011 9:11 AM

    PRAIRIEVILLE, La. (AP) - Ascension Parish sheriff's deputies have arrested two people and are looking for two more in the slaying of a Baton Rouge man whose body was found in a closed lounge's parking lot. Lt. Col. Paul Robert, sheriff's chief of criminal operations, says fishermen discovered the body... more »
  • Man's body found in Ascension Parish field

    February 4, 2011 9:28 PM

    LEMANNVILLE, La. (AP) - An 88-year-old man with Alzheimer's disease has been found dead in an open field in Ascension Parish. The Sheriff's Office issued a statement Friday identifying the man as Joseph Green, of Donaldsonville. Authorities say Green was reported missing by his son early Thursday. The sheriff's office... more »
  • Woman Booked in Boyfriend's Death

    September 16, 2010 11:13 AM

    Ascension Parish authorities have arrested a 22-year-old woman in the stabbing death of her boyfriend. Sheriff's Chief Criminal Deputy Tony Bacala says deputies were called to investigate reports of a stabbing at a Donaldsonville mobile home park Tuesday night. When they arrived, Bacala said deputies found 38-year-old Brian Keith Norris... more »
  • New Cases of West Nile

    September 3, 2010 3:34 PM

    BATON ROUGE — The Louisiana Department of Health and Hospitals has confirmed seven new human cases of West Nile Virus, bringing this year’s total to 19. The seven new cases come from East Baton Rouge and Ascension Parishes. Health officials characterize West Nile infections three ways: neuroinvasive, West Nile... more »
  • Sex Scandal at Local School

    March 20, 2010 12:01 AM

    Ascension Episcopal School has been served with a lawsuit concerning a sex scandal between a former faculty-member and a student. The female employee resigned and is no longer employeed at the school, the student she's accused of having sex with is a 14 year old girl. According to court documents,... more »
  • Interstate Tragedy Claims Five Young Lives, Injures Ten Others

    November 30, 2009 2:36 PM

    UPDATE - Ariel Hines (B/F, age 12) of Harvey was pronounced deceased just after noon today by doctors at Our Lady of the Lake Hospital in Baton Rouge. Ariel is the sixth person who has died as a result of injuries sustained in the I-10 crash in Ascension Parish on... more »

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