Friday Jun 14
Faith Matters: BR rapper wants everyone to be a VIP: A person of vision, identity, purpose
Baton Rouge's Michael "A.V." Mitchell is using his speaking talents and rising notoriety as a musican to share his faith, particularily among young people.
Friday Jun 14
Harvey college student living out his dreams of performing
The cast of 'Only in America' includes, front row, from left, Grace Brumfield of Prairieville and Catherine Mahan of Gonzales; center row, from left, DeAngelo Renard of Mandeville, Sarah Roberts of Harrison, Tenn., Hannah Williams and Taylor James of Baton Rouge and Tyler Price Robinson of Harvey; and back row from left, Johnathan Portier of ... (more)
Thu Jun 13, 2013
2 Ascension men arrested in string of vehicle burglaries
Deputies arrested and booked two men into the Ascension Parish Jail after the pair admitting to stealing a gun and other items from vehicles in St. Amant.
WWL-TV New Orleans
Police searching for missing 16-year-old girl
Police are seeking public assistance in locating a 16-year-old girl who went missing Monday morning, according to NOPD spokesperson Gary Flot.
Wed Jun 12, 2013
Louisiana Nursery closing Florida Boulevard store
Mitch Mayes, the company's owner and president, said the store at 12289 Florida Boulevard is only about five miles away from Louisiana Nursery's Coursey Boulevard store and has seen declining sales for the last two decades.
Mon Jun 10, 2013
Topcor considering building new offices
Topcor Companies, a local industrial contractor, has purchased 9.75 acres along Highland Road, near the Airline Highway intersection, and is considering building a new office there.
Sat Jun 08, 2013
16 to be presented at - Evening with the Debutantes'
The Baton Rouge Delta Development Corp. and Baton Rouge Delta Alumnae Chapter of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority Inc. will present 16 debutantes at their annual Grand Cotillion at the Crowne Plaza Baton Rouge on Aug. 3. The debutantes will be introduced to the community to signal the beginning of the cotillion season Sunday during an annual Debutante ... (more)
Fri Jun 07, 2013
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An Ascension Parish couple was arrested Thursday on operating a methamphetamine lab and on other drug counts after state agents went to a motel to take the husband into custody on a parole violation, and found illegal drugs in the motel room, sheriff's deputies said Friday.
NSU Dinner Theatre
"Only in America: A Celebration of American Music" opens Wednesday at Northwestern State University.
Thu Jun 06, 2013
Ascension's teacher job fair draws 300 prospects
Three hundred teacher candidates made their pitches to Ascension Parish school officials Thursday morning, hoping to land jobs at the district's 28 schools.
Fri May 31, 2013
Extreme' house makeover
Sheetrock installers, electricians, flooring crews and more all working on the same house at the same time.
Thu May 30, 2013
Around Ascension May 31, 2013
Advocate staff photo by ADAM LAU -- David Mitchell, Darlene Denstorff, and Bret McCormick, from left, at The Advocate's River Parishes Bureau in Gonzales on Thursday, Jan.
Prairieville teen reportedly missing in New Orleans area
Ascension Parish Sheriff's Office is searching for a 15-year-old girl, Jacquasha Carter, who left her residence in Prairieville on May 23, Maj.
Photos: Weekly Gallery, 5/26/13
Advocate staff photo by RICHARD ALAN HANNON -- Siblings, from left, Jadon, Kyondre and Jerlitya Matthews play in the reconfigured Repentance Park fountains on Monday in downtown Baton Rouge.
Wed May 29, 2013
Ascension considers 3 new freshman academy buildings
The Ascension Parish School Board's Strategic Planning Committee will push preliminary plans to build freshmen academy buildings at three high schools to keep up with parish growth and a continuing influx of new students.
Tue May 28, 2013
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Antonio Collins, 15005 Beau Jon Ave., died at 8:30 p.m. Monday at Our Lady of the Lake Medical Center, State Fire Marshal Butch Browning said Tuesday.
Sun May 26, 2013
Prairieville woman killed in Sunday accident
A 59-year-old Prairieville woman died Sunday afternoon in a two-vehicle crash on La.
WAFB-TV Baton Rouge
Two in hospital after Prairieville house fire
A man and his grandson have been taken to the hospital after a fire broke out at their home in Prairieville.
Thu May 23, 2013
Zachary Plainsman News
Cassidy announces Service Academy appointees
Congressman Bill Cassidy M.D. announced Wednesday that the following students from the Sixth Congressional District of Louisiana have accepted appointments to America's Service Academies: Christal Amar, Baton Rouge, U.S. Air Force Academy Alyssa Dilldine, Prairieville, U.S. Naval Academy Moira Fontenot, Baton Rouge, U.S. Military Academy Benjamin ... (more)
Ex-bookkeeper admits theft, sentenced to 30 months
A former bookkeeper for a Baton Rouge firm was sentenced Wednesday to 30 months in federal prison after admitting she stole $217,347 from her employer and an insurance company.