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Texas-based drug ring leader gets nearly 23 years
Prosecutors say the leader of a Texas-based drug ring that supplied at least eight other states has been sentenced to nearly 23 years in federal prison.
Tue Jul 22, 2014
Loar to focus on planning bid for Ascension Parish president
Ascension Parish Councilman Chris Loar , announcing his candidacy for parish president in the 2015 fall elections, said Tuesday the parish's current economic boom requires leadership for the parish's future.
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760 pound alligator to move into West Baton Rouge visitor's center
The alligator was killed in September 2013 , but no one knew what to do with an alligator this big.
Appeals court panel orders man to serve sentence in infanta s death
A 1st Circuit Court of Appeal panel, which last week ordered a man to serve a two-year sentence he never served in the 1994 death of an Ascension Parish infant only to stay its own ruling, late Monday reimposed that order.
Loar announces run for Ascension Parish president
Loar made the announcement at a Gonzales caf Tuesday morning. He's served two terms on the council, and was elected as council chairman three times before stepping down to focus on his parish president run.
Gonzales, La. The last time I saw Edwin Edwards, he was breaking the law. It was 14 years ago, in the cafeteria of the Russell B. Long federal courthouse in Baton Rouge, where a portrait of Russell's dad Huey-the Kingfish himself-kept watch over the lobby.
Mon Jul 21, 2014
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Plans move forward for new Ascension Parish Government Complex
Plans are moving forward in Ascension Parish on a new governmental complex that officials say will create a one stop shop for residents and accommodate the parish's growth.
Sat Jul 19, 2014
Gonzales man, 22, killed in Ascension Parish crash
A Gonzales man died when the car he was riding in was involved in a crash with another vehicle on La.
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Bike-A-Thon held for two children hit by car
People got on their bikes for a Bike-A-Thon, in memory of Daylon, 6, and Sarai, 9, Lanus.
Chris Loar, left, Clint Cointment, center and Tommy Martinez
Still more than a year from qualifying, the 2015 election to succeed four-term Ascension Parish President Tommy Martinez is starting to gather some momentum.
Former Ascension Parish fleet employee booked in fuel theft
A former Ascension Parish fleet management employee has been arrested on theft and other counts and is accused of stealing more than $7,200 in gasoline, though sheriff's investigators think the thefts could end up costing as much as $50,000.
Fri Jul 18, 2014
Canal digging projects, pump station improvements to reduce Ascension flooding
The first batch of new drainage improvements Ascension Parish officials say could help lessen future flooding from the kind of intense rains that fell in late May and early June are expected to cost nearly $10 million.
BR man sought in Gonzales aggravated assault
Gonzales police are seeking a Baton Rouge man whom witnesses said fired several shots into a Hamilton Street home Wednesday morning.
Thu Jul 17, 2014
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King of swamp pop Don Rich looks up to musical legends
"Swamp pop evolved when the earlier Cajun people put down their fiddles and accordions and picked up keyboards and saxophones.
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Derek LeBlanc's high-voltage moves, megawatt smile and precision steps helped him win the sixth annual Dancing for a Cause fundraiser.
Wed Jul 16, 2014
Smiley: See how they grow
"On one visit in 1945, my sister asked him why he did that, and he told her it made things grow.
Three sentenced to life in prison in 2013 slaying in Sorrento
Three men convicted of second-degree murder in the January 2013 slaying of Baton Rouge man Gerald "Butta" Wilkins in Sorrento have received mandatory life sentences, attorneys said Tuesday.
Tue Jul 15, 2014
1st Circuit Court of Appeal stays ruling in negligent homicide case
The Louisiana 1st Circuit Court of Appeal stayed a ruling Tuesday that, less than 24 hours earlier, had ordered a Donaldsonville man to serve out an unfulfilled two-year prison sentence stemming from a 19-year-old negligent homicide conviction in Ascension Parish.
Mon Jul 14, 2014
Gonzales road study dead, but amendments may keep budget controversy alive
The controversial attempt by three of the city's five councilmen to fund an $800,000 Interstate 10 service road study is dead.