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Ascension Parish to Change Meeting Times

GONZALES – Beginning in November, all regular Parish Council meetings will convene at 6 p.m., according to Parish Council Chairman Pat Bell (District 4). The time change will bring Parish Council meetings, which now begin at 7 p.m., in line with

LA Desert Storm Vets Return to Battle Field

BAGHDAD – “Based on the first deployment we had, life is great,” reflected Sgt. Maj. James Reppond, of Monroe, La., while huddled with four other Desert Storm veterans from the Louisiana National Guard’s 225th Engineer Brigade on Sept. 18.

Ascension Rape Indictment

An Ascension Parish grand jury has indicted a Slidell man on a charge of aggravated rape in a sexual assault on a 12-year-old girl in Prairieville. Prosecutors said Tuesday that Ascension Parish sheriff's deputies arrested 18-year-old Jerry Webb on

Popular Grand Isle fishing overpass burns

Caminada Pass fishing bridge burned in a weekend fire. Firefighters said it started from a spark along the electric lines and a chemical used to preserve the wooden ties, may have fueled the blaze. The state owned bridge was almost destroyed by

Big meth bust in Tangipahoa Parish

State troopers made a big drug bust this weekend. Troopers say they found 172 pounds of crystal meth in Heriberto Saenz's car. It has a street value of more than $4.2 million.

My Baton Rouge Mommy

www.mybatonrougemommy.com Maggie Howes is "cutting" costs for thousands of families in the Capital Area.