Dancing for a Cause lineup announced

The Arc of East Ascension Dancing for a Cause Committee announced on Thursday that line-up for its 2017 Dancing for a Cause Extravaganza. A meet-and-greet was held at Kamal’s Kafe Lebanese Cuisine in Gonzales, La.  The 10 Star Dancers will take the stage on July 8, 2017 to perform their professional ballroom dance numbers at […]

Ascension Guilty Pleas for the Week of April 17-21

During the week of April 17-April 21, 2017, the following defendants pled guilty to various charges and were sentenced in the 23rd Judicial District Court: Mark Burke, 4715 Point Claire St. St. Gabriel, LA., age 47, pled guilty to Felony Hit and Run and was sentenced to 3 years with the Louisiana Department of Corrections […]

Arrest made in connection to Gonzales shooting at Municipal Park

Gonzales, LA – On Sunday evening, April 23, 27 year-old Jonathan Harvey was shot during a non-permitted fundraiser at Municipal Park in Gonzales. He was attending an event to raise funeral expenses for his recently murdered brother Clarence Harvey. On April 24, Melvin Sanders, 31, of 502 W Sixth Street, Donaldsonville, was arrested and charged […]

Representative Tony Bacala’s six bills

Second year District 59 State Representative Tony Bacala filed six bills for the 2017 Regular Legislative Session.  Three are pending before the House Judiciary Committee: HB 96 would amend Revised Statute 40:2531(B)(6) which concerns police officer rights when such individuals are “interrogated” during an “investigation.  The bill provides “that polygraph examinations do not constitute ‘interrogations’ of law […]

Gonzales Council to discuss new 1/2-cent sales tax on Monday

A REGULAR MEETING OF THE MAYOR AND COUNCILMEN OF THE CITY OF GONZALES, STATE OF LOUISIANA, WILL BE HELD ON, MONDAY APRIL 24, 2017  AT 5:30 P.M. AT THE PUBLIC SAFETY CENTER 738 W. ORICE ROTH RD. AGENDA Call to Order. Invocation. Pledge of Allegiance. Roll Call. Minutes of a Regular meeting of the City […]

APSO Arrest Report for the Week of April 13-20 includes DWI for Senate candidate; Albert “Ali” Burl, III

Below is Ascens36, 15089 Kenneth Michael ion Sheriff’s arrest report for the week of April 13-20: April 13 arrests: Tod Joseph Braud, 46, 12075 Peter Bourgeios Rd, St. Amant was arrested pursuant to a bench warrant, and a fugitive warrant; Ashley Reed, 27, 38252 Cambre Rd, Gonzales was charged with Obstruction of Justice; Derek Allen Parr, Jr., 24, […]

N.O. man pleads Guilty to Armed Robbery, sentenced to 15 years

On April 17, 2017, Kenneth Hayes III of 8056 Gus St. New Orleans, LA., age 20, pled guilty to Armed Robbery following the 2014 robbery of a convenience store in Gonzales. Hayes was prosecuted by Assistant District Attorney Joni Buquoi, and presiding over this matter was the Honorable Judge Jessie LeBlanc. This guilty plea was […]

Ascension Parish News to host Flood Insurance Summit at The Venue on Thursday: Maximize claim before deadline

ST. AMANT- Thursday, April 20th, retired FEMA Flood Adjuster returns to flood insurance, but on the side of the policyholder! Jeff Coolidge, former FEMA contractor turned federal whistle blower, will reveal breaking news about FEMAs common methods of underpayments, including excluding mold, denying upper kitchen cabinets, sheathing damages, and over-depreciation. Coolidge, who was deliberately ordered […]

Attorney General Jeff Landry Arrests Two for Medicaid Fraud

BATON ROUGE, LA – Attorney General Jeff Landry today announced the arrests of two women on Medicaid Fraud charges, whose alleged crimes costed the State over $10,000.  “My office will not rest in our pursuit of those who rob much needed services from our State’s most vulnerable,” said Attorney General Jeff Landry. “Our award winning […]

Ascension Guilty Pleas for the Week of April 10-14

During the week of April 10-April 14, 2017, the following defendants pled guilty to various charges and were sentenced in the 23rd Judicial District Court: Ascension Parish: Kary LeBlanc, 39169 Hwy 74 Prairieville, LA., age 42, pled guilty to Felony Domestic Abuse Battery and was sentenced to 3 years with the Louisiana Department of Corrections […]