“A Miracle from God” amid unspeakable tragedy: Carmille Raelyn Smith

Into unspeakable tragedy Carmille Raelyn Smith was born; a brilliant ray of sunshine in the darkest hour any family could ever endure.  And now, 18 years later, Carmille (her name itself an homage to those loved and lost) is set to graduate from East Ascension HS.  Much more than the rite of passage enjoyed by […]

APSO Arrest Report for the Week of April 12-19

Below is Ascension Sheriff’s arrest report for the week of April 12-19: April 12 arrests: Charles E. Carter, Jr., 40, 8671 Summergrove Ave, Baton Rouge was charged w/ Vehicular Homicide (DUI), and Vehicular Negligent Injuring; Timothy Lamar Wright, 52, 37113 White Rd, Prairieville was arrested pursuant to a bench warrant; Derricke Tucker, 21, 618 Dixy Dr, Lake Charles […]

Donaldsonville man sentenced to 17 years following 2017 Vehicle Pursuit

On April 17, 2018, Brandon Payton of 212 Vatican Dr. Donaldsonville, LA., age 31, pled guilty to Possession with Intent to Distribute a Schedule I Controlled Dangerous Substance (2 counts), Aggravated Criminal Damage to Property, Aggravated Flight from an Officer, and Possession with Intent to Distribute a Schedule II Controlled Dangerous Substance. This guilty plea […]

Gonzales PD seeks help identifying two shoplifters

The Gonzales Police Department is requesting the public’s assistance with identifying the two above shoplifters. On April 6th, the above pictured black females concealed multiple pairs of sunglasses and walked out of the Sunglass Hut at Tanger Mall without paying. The total value of the theft was $3,225.00. The above picture is of the suspects […]

Prairieville Girl Scout volunteer receives Appreciation Pin

BATON ROUGE (April 17, 2018)– Volunteers are the momentum that keeps Girl Scouts moving. Girl Scouts Louisiana East honored its adult volunteers at the council’s Annual Meeting on April 7, with special council-level recognitions going to a select few.  Among those honored was Margaret Pasqua of Prairieville. Pasqua received the Appreciation Pin, which distinguishes individuals […]

Register for Ascension Parish Vegetable Garden Contest

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 2018.  The contest is being held to encourage home gardeners to produce quality vegetables for home consumption and economic gain, […]

Gardening Q & A at Gonzales Library (today at 6:30)

The Ascension Parish Master Gardeners Association under the direction of the LSU AgCenter is holding its last spring educational workshop with gardening and landscaping tips geared to both novice and advanced gardeners.  The workshop to be hosted by the Ascension Parish Library is: Gardening Questions & Answers – Plant Swap:  April 17, 6:30 PM, Gonzales […]

Elder Fraud (Medicare Identity Theft) Prevention at Parish Library

Ascension Parish Library and St. Elizabeth Hospital have joined together to present Elder Fraud Prevention – Medicare Identity Theft on Wednesday, April 18, 2018 at 2:00 PM at the Ascension Parish Library in Gonzales.  Kevin Smith, Assistant Director of Louisiana Automobile Theft and Insurance Fraud Prevention Authority, will discuss how to prevent becoming a victim […]

What AG’s memorandum should have said

On March 27 Judge Tommy Kliebert allowed criminal defendant, Kenny Matassa, the opportunity to “re-urge” a Motion to Quash already denied by Judge Jason Verdigets on October 18, 2017; before Verdigets inexplicably recused his court and the prosecution was re-allotted.  The facts of the case had not changed so it is curious that Kliebert allowed […]

AG: Several Child Products Recently Recalled

Baton Rouge, LA – Attorney General Jeff Landry is advising consumers to be mindful of various child products that have been recently recalled. “As Attorney General, I am dedicated to making Louisiana an even better place to live, starting with the safety of our families,” Attorney General Jeff Landry said. “I encourage all parents and […]