21 years later and Rossi daughters “still seek justice” for slain father

On October 27, 1996 Victor Rossi was murdered in his St. Amant home.  No one has ever been tried, never convicted, for murdering Victor Rossi; and it is unlikely that anyone ever will be. The investigation into Victor Rossi’s murder was closed nearly two decades ago with the commonly held perception, fostered by prosecutors, that […]

Cassidy update’s week in US Senate highlighted by Health Care legislation

Last week, Senate Republicans unveiled legislation to repeal and replace Obamacare. This legislation includes elements of the Patient Freedom Act and the Medicaid Accountability and Care Act, which is positive.  I will further study the bill to determine whether it fulfills President Trump’s campaign promises to lower premiums, maintain coverage and protect those with preexisting […]

Graves introduces bill to reform Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP)

“We have to restructure incentives to achieve the outcomes we want…” Washington, DC – Congressman Garret Graves (R-LA) recently introduced the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) Reform Act of 2017 to require the program to do more to connect the unemployed with existing job placement and job training opportunities so that more people who are […]

House party ends with one man dead; suspect in custody

Ascension Parish Sheriff’s deputies were dispatched to a residence on Superior Wood Avenue in Gonzales shortly after 1 a.m., Saturday, June 24 in reference to a shooting, according to Lt. Col. Ward Webb. Upon deputies arrival they located a victim, later identified as 25-year-old Jerrod Brown of Thibodaux, suffering from several gunshot wounds. He was […]

National Association of Attorneys General elevates Landry to #2 Post

BATON ROUGE, LA – Louisiana Attorney General Jeff Landry was elected this week to serve as the President-Elect of the National Association of Attorneys General (NAAG). “Once again, I am humbled by my fellow Attorneys General electing me to serve in this leadership role,” said General Landry. “NAAG has a great track record of AG’s, […]

Alzheimer’s Services invites you to join us for our CHARLIE’S PLACE II OPEN HOUSE

Alzheimer’s Services invites you to join us for our CHARLIE’S PLACE II OPEN HOUSE What: OPEN HOUSE Who: Anyone interested in learning more about Alzheimer’s Services and Charlie’s Place II in Ascension Parish is welcome to come by and see everything we have to offer the community. Where: Charlie’s Place II – The Jo Lamar […]

LSU AgCenter 2017 Ascension Parish Vegetable Garden Contest Winner

On June 13th, 2017, the LSU AgCenter and Ascension Master Gardeners held a Vegetable Garden Workshop at Lamar-Dixon Expo Center in Gonzales.  An educational program was provided by Craig Roussel of the LSU AgCenter Cooperative Extension Service.  Topics covered included new tomato, bell pepper, and cucumber varieties, disease management, insect management.  Attendees went out to […]

Photos show boats riding high on the Diversion Canal

Ascension Parish Office of Homeland Security is monitoring the current river stages.   All stages are below action stage.  But these photos were taken within the last few hours along the Diversion Canal which would indicate rising waters. The text which accompanied three photographs from a reader who wishes to remain anonymous reads: “Water levels […]

Sex Offender arrested for failure to register

Ascension Parish Sheriff’s Office Chief Deputy Bobby Webre reports the arrest of Sydney Fairchild, 36, who is classified as a Tier I Sex Offender who failed to register in Ascension Parish. Fairchild failed to complete his registration after he was arrested on May 1 on unrelated charges of simple battery. Fairchild was advised he had […]

Ten states lead in fight against Sanctuary Cities

BATON ROUGE, LA — Louisiana Attorney General Jeff Landry and West Virginia Attorney General Patrick Morrisey announced a 10-state coalition in defense of President Trump’s executive order that directs the federal government to ensure municipalities comply with laws prohibiting sanctuary cities. “This is not a political issue; it is a public safety issue,” said General […]