Latest Pelican Poll: Industrial Tax Exemptions, “Yes” or “No”?

Ascension Parish taxing authorities have never denied a request for an industrial tax exemption.  Are we giving away too much? Let your voice be heard by taking the latest Pelican Poll.

Krewe of Diversion schedules Mardi Gras Boat Parade (2/23)

Krewe of Diversion Mardi Gras Boat Parade is set to roll (or float) on February 23, ten days before the main event which lands on March 5 this year. 2019 marks the Silver Anniversary for the Krewe which donates all proceeds from the annual event to St. Judes Hospital.  See below for details

St. Amant man receives 5-Year sentence in burglary plea

On January 15, 2019, Elmo Lambert of 45368 Gold Place Rd. St. Amant, LA., age 45, pled guilty to Simple Burglary (2 counts). Lambert 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 […]

Guilty Pleas for the Week of January 14-18

During the week of January 14-January 18, 2019, the following defendants pled guilty to various charges and were sentenced in the 23rd Judicial District Court, Ascension Parish: Christina Sorrell, 6110 US Hwy 15 Oxford, NC., age 43, pled guilty to Access Device Fraud, Identity Theft, and Forgery. The defendant was sentenced to 5 years with the […]

P’ville man gets 20 years in Cruelty to Juveniles plea

On January 15, 2019, Lee Barrient III of 18543 Little Prairie Rd. Prairieville, LA., age 28, pled guilty to Cruelty to Juveniles (2 counts). Barrient 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 […]

P’ville woman killed in Thursday traffic accident identified

Gonzales – Shortly before 9:30 am on January 17, 2019, Troopers from Louisiana State Police Troop A began investigating a single vehicle fatality crash on LA 44 Hwy north of LA Hwy 931 (Germany Rd.) in Ascension Parish. The crash took the life of 20-year-old Isis V. Griggs of Prairieville. The initial investigation by State Police revealed […]

5 Pounds of drugs seized by APSO pursuant to two arrests

On Wednesday, January 16, Ascension Parish Sheriff’s Detectives executed three search warrants on three homes in Ascension Parish that resulted in a large quantity of drugs being seized from three different homes. According to Sheriff Bobby Webre, Narcotics Detectives began an investigation after multiple reports of drugs being sold at three locations, two homes on […]

Arrest made in Geismar shooting on January 9

Ascension Parish Sheriff Bobby Webre released additional information on the shooting that occurred at a vacant trailer on Conner Road in Geismar on January 9. Ascension Parish Sheriff’s Detectives, along with the Louisiana State Police Fugitive Apprehension Task Force, arrested 20-year-old Nepton “Ruger-Rudy” Hatfield Jr. early this morning, January 15. Hatfield Jr. was arrested and […]

Guilty Pleas for the Week of January 7-11

During the week of January 7-January 11, 2019, the following defendants pled guilty to various charges and were sentenced in the 23rd Judicial District Court-Ascension Parish: Brent Havard, 13106 Roddy Rd. Gonzales, LA., age 39, pled guilty to Possession of a Schedule II Controlled Dangerous Substance (2 counts) and was sentenced to 18 months with […]

Taxpayers pick up $400,000 tab in judgment against former ATC Commissioner

January 11, 2019 by Tom Aswell (Louisiana Voice) He’s been gone from office for three years now but the legacy of Troy Hebert lives on at the Louisiana Office of Alcohol and Tobacco Control (ATC). Hebert recently prevailed in a federal lawsuit filed for fired ATC agent Brette Tingle and that decision is currently being appealed. […]