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Gonzales, Louisiana is located in Ascension Parish. Zip codes in Gonzales, LA include 70707, and 70737. The median home price in Gonzales is $184,900 which is roughly $107/per square foot. More Gonzales information.

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The Jambalaya Calculator could only exist in Louisiana

Jay Grush, creator of the Jambalaya Calculator, made this batch of the state's signature rice dish with the recipe. The Jambalaya Calculator is a labor of love devoted to a Louisiana specialty.

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Sun Sep 14, 2014

The Advocate

Tree limb falls on brothers riding motorcycles, killing one

State Police said one motorcyclist was killed and another was injured Sunday when a tree limb fell and struck them while they were riding near French Settlement. Travis Lessard, 53, was riding a Harley Davidson alongside his brother, Joseph Lessard, 52, on La.

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Thu Sep 11, 2014

The Advocate

Gonzales man found guilty of molesting girl

A Gonzales man faces up to 99 years in prison after an Ascension Parish jury found him guilty late Wednesday night of molestation of a young girl. Assistant District Attorney Joni Buquoi said Thursday that Joseph Scott McKinney, who turns 40 on Friday, molested the girl numerous times from age 6 to 13. Sheriff's deputies arrested McKinney on Jan. 18, 2013, after the girl came forward and reported the years of sexual abuse.

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Wed Sep 10, 2014

The Advocate

Transportation Funding Task Force,

Advocate staff photo by ADAM LAU -- Traffic slows to a crawl on westbound I-10 freeway in Gonzales on Thursday morning, Dec. 27, 2012 after a tanker overturned at the La. Hwy 30 exit, backing up traffic for at least four miles.

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Wed Sep 03, 2014

The Advocate

Gonzales mayor, police chief, councilmen sign recall petitions

Advocate Staff Photo by ELLEN COUVILLION -- A petition to recall city councilmen Gary Lacombe and Timothy Vessel is signed by, from left, councilmen Kirt Boudreaux and Kenny Matassa, Mayor Barney Arceneaux and Gonzales Chief of Police Sherman Jackson at Carlico Cafe Wednesday, Sept. 3, 2014.

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WAFB-TV Baton Rouge

Man dies in crash in which car hits tree, stops partially submerged in river

Authorities said a man was killed after he lost control of the car he was driving, hit a tree and ended up in a river early Wednesday morning.

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Tue Sep 02, 2014

The Advocate

Two EBR area judges draw no opponents for appellate court seats

Concerned that Ascension Parish wasn't getting needed representation on the critical 1st Circuit Court of Appeal, a Prairieville-based state legislator in 2008 pushed through a change to the election maps to give lawyers from the fast-growing area a better shot at making it to the appellate bench.

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Mon Sep 01, 2014

WAFB-TV Baton Rouge

Driver dies after getting thrown from SUV as it flipped

Louisiana State Police said a man was killed after the SUV he was driving flipped and he was ejected early Monday morning.

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Fri Aug 29, 2014

The Advocate

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The River Parishes Community College Foundation announced Thursday that, with the help of more than 30 individual, business and industry partners, it's met a capital campaign goal of $1.1 million.

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WAFB-TV Baton Rouge

'Gotcha Gonzales' campaign targets longtime criminals on the run

Victims of crimes committed in the city of Gonzales more than a decade ago will now get their day in court.

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Thu Aug 28, 2014

WAFB-TV Baton Rouge

Organizers say Gonzales recall petition has required signatures

Organizers of the SaveGonzales petition effort to recall two Gonzales council members told WAFB Thursday the group has the signatures required to submit the petition to the Ascension Parish Registrar of Voters.

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Wed Aug 27, 2014

The Advocate

LeBlanc: Gonzales recall organizers have needed signatures

The chairman of a recall effort to unseat Gonzales city councilmen Gary Lacombe and Timothy Vessel said Wednesday the organizers now have the number of signatures needed to place the matter on the ballot.

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The Advocate

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.

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WAFB-TV Baton Rouge

Ascension Parish Council breaks ground on new governmental complex

Work is officially underway at the site of a future governmental complex in Ascension Parish.

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Tue Aug 26, 2014

The Advocate

Summit Electric Suppky starts Gonzales construction

The facility will include 50,000 square feet of warehouse space - nearly twice the capacity of Summit's current Gonzales location on West Orice Roth Road.

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Mon Aug 25, 2014

The Advocate

Gonzales police accuse two in fuel theft scheme

City police officers have arrested a U.S. Environmental Services supervisor and a Gonzales man in a kick-back scheme that rang up nearly $1,500 in unauthorized fuel purchases on a company fuel card.

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Sun Aug 24, 2014

The Advocate

Bayou, alligators new scenery for California staff working in Sorrento

The alligator in the pond and the bayou running through the campus are included in the rent for the Los Angeles-based nonprofit that's made Sorrento the headquarters for its Louisiana charter school operations.

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Fri Aug 22, 2014

The Advocate

Ascension school board, judicial and Sorrento races promise an interesting election season

C.J. Martin, a machinist and U.S. Navy veteran, is one of three candidates seeking to replace convicted former Sorrento Police Chief Earl Theriot Jr. on Nov. 4. But Martin, who qualified Friday and has no law enforcement experience, said that if elected, he will resign as chief if voters also decide separately to do away with the town's Police ... (more)

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The Advocate

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.

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Wed Aug 20, 2014

WAFB-TV Baton Rouge

Gonzales councilmen hire attorney to fight rezoning lawsuit

Three councilmen in the City of Gonzales who are being sued over their decision not to rezone a piece of land have hired their own attorney.

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