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5 arrested after LA authorities seize THC-filled pens and drug-infused candies in $.5 million drug bust

GONZALES, LA (WAFB) - Five people are now behind bars and over a half a million dollars worth of drugs are off the streets, according to law enforcement agencies from multiple parishes.


Domino’s Theater is now open in Gonzales

When you walk into a business and have the opportunity to see your food being made, you realize it's not just taken from the freezer and put into a microwave. In Gonzales, the new Domino’s Pizza Theater is open for business at 402 W. Hwy. 30. They opened on February 4. On February 5, they offered fr


Sheriff Bobby Webre to conduct a “Listening Tour” throughout Ascension Parish

Sheriff Webre wants to hear from you. Ascension Parish remains one of the fastest growing parishes in the state; tremendous growth brings new perspectives, unique challenges and concern. Valuable input from our community members ensures our continued success in the Sheriff’s Office.


Multi-parish drug sting ends in five arrests

BATON ROUGE, La. (LOCAL 33)(FOX 44) - Five people are behind bars after a joint nacotics investigation by the Ascension Parish Sheriff's Office, Gonzales Police Department and the East Baton Rouge Sheriff's Office.


Louisiana man proposes to his girlfriend in the school where they met as 3rd-graders

COVINGTON, La. (WDSU) - A man in Covington proposed to his girlfriend in their third-grade classroom, just in time for Valentine's Day. Nate Pierre got down on his knee and popped the question to his girlfriend, Darcey Crawford, at Folsom Elementary, the school where they met nearly two decades ago.


Teen accused in deadly 2015 stabbing in Ascension found not guilty

GONZALES - Jacob Westbrook, who was accused of stabbing an 18-year-old to death when he was 16 years old, has been found not guilty. On Thursday, a jury delivered the not guilty verdict in Ascension Parish. Officials said he would be released from jail "soon".


Man tied to various groups for kids, teenagers arrested in Ascension molestation case

GONZALES – A volunteer softball coach and religious volunteer is facing serious charges related to molestation allegations. Jerry Oubre was booked into the Ascension Parish Jail Thursday on sexual battery and indecent behavior with juveniles charges. Both charges are felonies.


Ascension Parish jury has Jacob Westbrook murder case

GONZALES — An Ascension Parish jury began deliberations Thursday in the second-degree murder case against Jacob Westbrook, who is accused of fatally stabbing St. Amant High senior in a confrontation hours before his homecoming dance more than three years ago.


Severe Weather Awareness Week in Louisiana February 17-23

BATON ROUGE, La. (GOHSEP) - Gov. John Bel Edwards has signed a proclamation marking the week of February 17 - 23 as “Severe Weather Awareness Week” in Louisiana. The Governor’s Office of Homeland Security and Emergency Preparedness (GOHSEP), the National Weather Service (NWS) and other partners at t


Louisiana lawmakers must stand against Trump and for the Constitution

It is time for members of Louisiana’s Republican congressional delegation to stand up for the rule of law and stand against President Donald Trump’s bogus claims of a national emergency to meet his political aims to build a wall along the U.S. border with Mexico.


Complaints fell on deaf ears at state agency ahead of foster parent's arrest, sources tell WBRZ

GONZALES – Once again, the state agency overseeing the welfare and safety of children, finds itself at the center of allegations of not doing enough to protect the most innocent.


Most Louisiana members of Congress back Trump’s emergency declaration

The bulk of Louisiana’s congressional delegation stands behind President Donald Trump’s national emergency declaration in order to build and expand barriers at the U.S-Mexico border. The president made the declaration official Friday (Feb. 15).


WANTED: Police identify man caught on camera stealing from Gonzales store

GONZALES - Officers with the Gonzales Police Department are looking for a man who stole from an area Walmart. The incident happened in the early morning hours of January 30, 2019. Authorities say the suspect stole car audio speakers and an air compressor valued at $139.80. Police have identified the


Louisiana religion teacher accused of indecent behavior with children

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — A Louisiana volunteer religion teacher is accused of sexual battery and indecent behavior with children. The Advocate reported Thursday on the arrest of 52-year-old Jerry Oubre, who also is a former foster parent and volunteer coach for girls and boys sports.


9-year-old Louisiana boy killed in accidental shooting

NEW ORLEANS (WVUE) - The Jefferson Parish Sheriff’s Office held a news conference Thursday to address a fatal shooting of a 9-year-old Marrero boy. According to Sheriff Joseph Lopinto, the shooting happened Wednesday night at 10:12 p.m. in the 2000 block of Rue Racine.


Sheriff: Resident shot, killed intruder inside his trailer Wednesday morning

GONZALES - One person is dead after an early morning shooting in Ascension Parish. Shortly before 3 a.m. Wednesday, deputies with the Ascension Parish Sheriff's Office responded to a residence in the Bishop Woods Subdivision on Black Locust Street in Gonzales. According to the sheriff's office, an u


Father Josh Johnson of Holy Rosary has book signing at Francois Bend

Broken + Blessed was published on August 27, 2018 by Father Josh Johnson from the Holy Rosary Church. On February 5, Fr. Johnson held a book signing and mass at Francois Bend in Gonzales. The mass was held before the signing, with both residents and guests from outside of Francois attending. One top


SURVEILLANCE VIDEO: Deputies searching for murder suspect in Lutcher

LUTCHER, LA (WAFB) - The St. James Parish Sheriff’s Office is actively looking for the man they believe shot and killed someone at the Brooks Apartments in Lutcher. Officials say on Feb. 11 around 10:20 p.m., deputies were called out to the Brooks Apartments about shots fired. When they got there, d


Thousands of felons in Louisiana will regain voting rights when this law takes effect March 1

Some 36,000 felons who haven't been in prison for at least the last five years will have the opportunity to register to vote when a new law takes effect March 1. Secretary of State Kyle Ardoin gave state lawmakers an update on the status of preparations for the new law, which the Legislature approve


Volunteer religion teacher accused of indecent behavior with juveniles, sexual battery

GONZALES, LA (WAFB) - A Prairieville man, who volunteered as a religion teacher, has been accused of indecent behavior with juveniles and sexual battery, according to the Ascension Parish Sheriff’s Office.