P’ville man gets 7 years after plea to Car Theft, Possession of Stolen Things and narcotics

On December 3, 2018, Curtis Cryer of 17911 Old Jefferson Hwy, Prairieville, LA., age 58, pled guilty to Possession of a Schedule II Controlled Dangerous Substance, Theft of a Motor Vehicle, and Illegal Possession of Stolen Things. This guilty plea was the result of a plea agreement with prosecutors following a July car theft. Cryer […]

Donaldsonville man gets 18 years after pleas in Ascension/Assumption

On November 28, 2018, Larry Miles of Donaldsonville, LA., age 29, pled guilty to Possession of a Firearm by a Convicted Felon in Assumption Parish in connection with a 2016 arrest. Assistant District Attorney Thomas Daigle was the lead prosecutor on this case, and presiding over this matter was the Honorable Judge Jason Verdigets. On […]

APSO Arrest Report for the Week of November 29-December 5

Below is Ascension Sheriff’s arrest report for the week of November 29-December 5: November 29 arrests: Bryan Allen, Jr., 19, 13175 Rosetta St, Geismar was charged w/ (2 counts) Simple Burglary, (2 counts) Criminal Trespass, Theft of Firearm, Theft, Unauthorized Use of Moveable Property, and Simple Criminal Damage to Property; Keith Alsay, 34, 907 Pine St, Donaldsonville […]

Guilty Pleas for the Week of November 26-30

During the week of November 26-November 30, 2018, the following defendants pled guilty to various charges and were sentenced in the 23rd Judicial District Court; Ascension Parish: Cody Bezet, 13906 Goodwood Blvd. Baton Rouge, LA., age 25, pled guilty to Illegal Possession of Stolen Things and Unauthorized Use of a Motor Vehicle. The defendant was sentenced […]

Is CPEX listening? We have no infrastructure; No more development

There seems to be a disconnect between Center for Planning Excellence’s (CPEX) work product and the public input being put in at multiple Open House meetings to gauge citizenry sentiment on the way to confection of a new Master Land Use Plan.  Hundreds of sticky notes attached stuck to CPEX’s slick displays overwhelmingly convey one message […]

Sharp decline in early voting equals turnout in low teens

Historically high early voting led to surprisingly high voter turnout for the November 6 elections when Ascension elected a new Parish Court Judge among a slate of offices and considered two tax proposals.  9766 votes were cast early when turnout climbed to 54.2%, exceeding expectations by 20+ percentage points.  Not so with Saturday’s election, highlighted […]

LPB & CODOFIL present Cognac & Christmas (tickets available)

Help LPB and the Council for the Development of French in Louisiana preserve our state’s French heritage and language with a holiday event unlike any other. Cognac & Christmas includes a screening of a classic French tale and the exclusive launch of Marquis de La Fayette Cognac in the United States. Four cognac varieties will be paired […]

Unrestrained Geismar man dies after being ejected in Ascension Parish crash

Geismar – Shortly before 1:00 am on December 1, 2018, Troopers from Louisiana State Police Troop A began investigating a single vehicle fatality crash on LA 73 south of LA 74 in Ascension Parish. The crash took the life of 49-year-old Mikel Michel III of Geismar. The initial investigation by State Police revealed that the crash […]

LDMA highlights Christmas Celebrations in December

During December, the LDMA is heading out on a virtual Louisiana Christmas Journey. Louisiana is the home to a variety of unique Christmas celebrations around the state.  LPB’s Louisiana: The State We’re In has captured the sights and sounds of these special events through the years. Madewood Plantation (1978) Take in the sights of the Christmas Heritage […]

Bipartisan national meeting chaired by AG Jeff Landry

BATON ROUGE, LA – Louisiana Attorney General Jeff Landry this week is leading the National Association of Attorneys General (NAAG) Fall Meeting, a bipartisan quarterly meeting held as a training for the Attorneys General of all 50 states, the District of Columbia, the Commonwealths of Puerto Rico and Northern Mariana Islands, and the territories of […]