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Photo provided by Ascension Parish Sheriff's OfficeAscension Parish sheriff's deputies conduct a search early Wednesday of a mobile home at 128 First St., Donaldsonville, as part of investigation into the slaying of Adoriji Wilson, 37, of Donaldsonville. The home was one of four searched near where Wilson was shot on the front porch of an Elizabeth Street home on June 1. In Ascension Parish, the most rapidly growing crime category is burglaries of unlocked vehicles, but the Sheriff's Office is finding itself dealing with a new, more dangerous trend.
Man killed in barroom shooting in Paincourtville, suspect surrenders
A 33-year-old man is dead after he was shot in a bar Sunday morning in Paincourtville, the Assumption Parish Sheriff's Office said. The suspected shooter, Matthew Jordan III, 25, turned himself in to deputies several hours after the victim, Franky Joseph, 33, of Donaldsonville, died, Assumption Parish Sheriff Mike Waguespack said.
Sat Sep 13, 2014
Bridge work, new jobs snarl traffic
Headlights on and the sun setting to the west, cars, pickups and 18-wheelers inched along La. 70, still wet from a passed rainstorm on a dreary Thursday night.
Mon Sep 08, 2014
Insurance Journal West
Industrial Boom Driving Louisiana's Ascension Parish
More than 2,000 construction workers are building a $2.1 billion expansion of CF Industries' nitrogen complex in Louisiana's Ascension Parish. The 100-acre addition to the nation's largest nitrogen plant is expected to be completed in 2016.
Sun Sep 07, 2014
The Wichita Eagle
Industrial boom driving Ascension Parish
More than 2,000 construction workers are building a $2.1 billion expansion of CF Industries' nitrogen complex in Ascension Parish. The 100-acre addition to the nation's largest nitrogen plant is expected to be completed in 2016.
Fri Sep 05, 2014
Man who led police on high speed Causeway chase to face additional charges in Mandeville
The Jefferson Parish armed robbery suspect who led authorities on a high-speed chase across the Lake Pontchartrain Causeway last weekend before crashing into a police car near the north end of the span is now facing additional charges on the north shore. The Mandeville Police Department applied for arrest warrants for Ranell Joseph, who is currently in custody in Jefferson Parish, authorities said.
Ascension council amends dog control ordinance
A judge quickly dismissed a lawsuit against US Sen. Mary Landrieu related to her residency that was filed by former US Senate candidate and current Louisiana Rep. Paul Hollis, R-Covington. The parents of the 4-year-old child burned in the Mansfield fire, told us how their faith, family and the community are helping them get through this difficult time.Keyonta Wyatt, is resting peacefully in the Pediatric Intensive Care Unit at University Health.
Sun Aug 31, 2014
KPLC-TV Lake Charles
Police chase shuts down causeway, ends in gunfire
A high-speed police chase ended with gunshots Saturday night when a man suspected in five robberies led police across the Causeway at over 100 mph.
Wed Aug 27, 2014
Work begins on Ascension Parish government complex
Advocate staff photo by David J. Mitchell -- An excavator digs up part of the site of the future Ascension Parish government complex on East Worthey Road in Gonzales Wednesday to prepare for laying the new building's foundation.
Sun Aug 24, 2014
Plans underway for renovation of historic park
Officials in Donaldsonville hope to have a detailed plan for improvements at the historic Crescent Park ready in early September and could advertise for bids on the project in October.
Fri Aug 22, 2014
Ascension sheriff says suspects being interviewed in teena s slaying
Investigators are interviewing a number of suspects in the slaying of 15-year-old Brandon Augusta, Sheriff Jeff Wiley said Friday afternoon, before a candlelight memorial organized by residents was held later that day in memory of the teen.
Ascension council approves tax p.r. expense, amid debate
A $190,000 public outreach plan for a proposed 10-year, 5-mill property tax for recreation sparked debate Thursday among members of the Ascension Parish Council over the price tag.
Ascension council agrees to new tax plan with Donaldsonville
The Ascension Parish Council on Thursday agreed to amend the way it collects sales tax revenues in portions of taxing districts annexed by municipalities, creating a small tax break for some shoppers.
Thu Aug 21, 2014
Swamp Pawn's Coy Gomez Dies in Louisiana
Coy Gomez, who gained national attention as a cast member of CMT's Swamp Pawn reality series, died Monday following a lengthy battle with cancer.
Mon Aug 18, 2014
Body found in Donaldsonville missing 15-year-old
NTSB investigators are now saying there may have been engine problems on take-off for a small plane that crashed in a Natchitoches soybean field Sunday.
Sheriff: Body found in Donaldsonville is missing teen Brandon Augusta
Augusta's body was found just a few days after he was reported missing. Brandon Augusta was last seen on Aug. 10 around 1 p.m. at his home.
WAFB-TV Baton Rouge
Officials hope to soon learn the identity of Donaldsonville teen found dead
A 7-year-old boy is dead and his 11-year-old sister injured after the children were shot while riding in a car on Prescott Road late Saturday night.