Two-year sentence for St. Amant man for Selling Food Stamp coupons

On June 11, 2018, Jeremy Faggard of 13098 Leo Lambert Rd. St. Amant, LA., age 36, pled guilty to Unauthorized Use of Food Stamp Coupons. Faggard was prosecuted by Assistant District Attorney Joni Buquoi, and presiding over this matter was the Honorable Judge Jason Verdigets. This guilty plea was the result of a plea agreement […]

Developer intervenes in Jamestown Crossing lawsuit

Dantin Bruce Development filed a Petition to Intervene in the lawsuit filed against Ascension’s Planning Commission wherein a Temporary Restraining Order was issued enjoining actions in furtherance of Jamestown Crossing, Phases I and II.  Scheduled for hearing Thursday morning, plaintiffs seek preliminary and permanent injunctions in the same form and effect which would undo the Commission’s 4-3 […]

Autopsy shows no signs of foul play in Gonzales woman’s death

According to Chief Deputy Bobby Webre, an initial autopsy report showed no signs of foul play in the death of 39-year-old Julie Moak who went missing from Gonzales last week. The West Baton Rouge Parish Sheriff’s Office and the APSO began a joint investigation after Moak’s body was found in Port Allen late Friday night. […]

Vehicle Theft plea nets Livingston man 5-Year sentence

On June 11, 2018, Brian Gibson of 24641 Setton Rd. Livingston, LA., age 48, pled guilty to Theft of a Motor Vehicle. Gibson was prosecuted by Assistant District Attorney Joni Buquoi, and presiding over this matter was the Honorable Judge Jason Verdigets. This guilty plea was the result of a plea agreement with prosecutors following […]

3 counts of Forgery results in 9-year sentence pursuant to Guilty Plea

On June 11, 2018, Annette Burch of Marion, LA., age 44, pled guilty to 3 counts of Forgery. Burch was prosecuted by Assistant District Attorney Leila Braswell, and presiding over this matter was the Honorable Judge Jason Verdigets. This guilty plea was the result of a plea agreement with prosecutors following a 2017 investigation. On […]

Gonzales: Rome St/South Park Ave intersection to close for 3 weeks

From the City of Gonzales: The intersection of East Rome Street and South Park Avenue will close on Monday, June 18 and remain closed through Friday, July 6, in order to replace concrete and asphalt paving resulting from subsurface utility work that has been previously completed.

Movie Night at D’ville Library (6/26)

Ascension Parish Library in Donaldsonville presents a special screening of the landmark comedy “9 to 5,” Tuesday, June 26th at 5:30 PM.  See Dolly Parton, Lily Tomlin and Jane Fonda navigate the pitfalls of the workplace while coping with their cantankerous, chauvinistic boss.  As funny as it is timely, “9 to 5” still resonates with […]

Prevost Hospital tax reduction on November ballot after 5-3 Council vote

If ever there was an Ascension Parish Council meeting that should have been held in Donaldsonville it was Monday’s single-item Special Meeting to consider a ballot measure to reduce the perpetual 1/2% sales tax funding Prevost Hospital by half.  Enacted by west bank Ascension voters in 1980 without a sunset provision, Louisiana’s legislature instructed the […]

Hot Car Alert: Tips to protect Louisiana children

BATON ROUGE, LA – With schools out and temperatures rising, Attorney General Jeff Landry is encouraging Louisiana parents and guardians to practice safety when it comes to children and hot vehicles. “In the last 20 years, over 700 children in America have died after being left in a car,” said General Landry. “So I implore […]

Note to Lawler: The name is G-O-P-P-E-L-T

  Councilman Aaron Lawler’s propensity for pettiness, his belittling dismissiveness of private citizens expressing opinions obverse to his own, has worn thin.  Lawler cannot help himself as is clearly evidenced by his penchant for peccadillo and pillow fights on social media.  He went too far during the most recent meeting of the Transportation Committee he […]