A raccoon caused a garbage truck to crash on Christmas Eve, according to the Gonzales Police Department.
It happened after the driver unloaded a dumpster at the Verizon Wireless store on North Airline Highway.
Authorities are investigating a house fire that killed a man in the 800 block of Myrtle Street.
Mark Miles, a fire department spokesperson, says crews arrived around 2:42 a.m. to find flames coming out of the front of the house.
Ascension Parish President Tommy Martinez announced today parish government will hold a Christmas tree recycle drop-off event on Friday, Jan. 2 through Sunday, Jan. 11, 2015 at the Lamar-Dixon Expo Center in Gonzales.
UPDATE (2:12 p.m.): Louisiana State Police say that both lanes of I-10 West near Grosse Tete is now open.
(12:42 p.m.): – Traffic is no longer detoured from I-10 West to LA 415, following an earlier incident that remains blocking the right lane at Mile Marker 144 (before Grosse Tete).