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APSO: Runaway teen found safe
GONZALES, La. (LOCAL 33) (FOX 44) - A missing 13-year old runaway is back at home on Monday morning after she was returned to her Gonzales residence. Jasmine Martinko left her home on Thursday, December 13 and the Ascension Parish Sheriff's Office described the missing teenager "as 5’5”, 125 pounds
Officials working to restore gas service in Gonzales, Geismer after wreck
ASCENSION PARISH, LA (WAFB) - Crews with Atmos Energy are working to restore natural gas service to about 2,000 homes and businesses in Gonzales and Geismar after a vehicle wreck damaged a natural gas regulator.
The Garden Club witnesses hummingbird banding
The November 28 Gonzales Garden Club meeting took place at the St. Amant home of Member Mary Jo Pohlig for an educational program on "Winter Hummingbird Banding." The guest speaker was Dr. Erik Johnson, a licensed bird bander and one of approximately 150 people in the U.S. who holds a permit to band
Plans go forward for new Gonzales conference center after council certifies tax vote
GONZALES — The city is finalizing a request for proposals from owners of 10 acres of land within city limits and in the area of Interstate 10, La. 30 and La. 44 as a site for a new conference center, Chief Administrative Officer Scot Byrd said.
LA 73 in Ascension Parish reopened after morning crash
ASCENSION PARISH - Crews have reopened LA 73 following a morning crash in Ascension Parish. La 73 from I-10 to Highway 74 was closed after a vehicle crashed into a power line and caused a gas line to rupture.
What's hold up on LA 44's road to nowhere? Standoff between Ascension officials, local homebuilder
GONZALES — It's only 765 feet long, but, for at least another 30 days, the fresh black asphalt set off by red cones remains Ascension Parish's road to nowhere, courtesy of one of the largest home builders in America, D.R. Horton.
Sheriff: Runaway 13-year-old girl last seen Dec. 13
GONZALES, LA (WAFB) - The Ascension Parish Sheriff’s Office is asking for the public’s help locating a 13-year-old girl they believe ran away from her home. According to Chief Deputy Bobby Webre, Jasmine Martinko, 13, ran away from her Gonzales home on Thursday, Dec. 13.
A flake of skin found at Albany murder site offers limited DNA evidence, expert testifies
LIVINGSTON — A flake of skin that defense attorneys hoped would help prove their client innocent of a 20-year-old murder charge has so far yielded few definitive answers. While defense attorneys say the tiny amount of DNA does not belong to Michael Wearry, who was convicted of killing a 16-year-old
Part of Hwy 73 closed due to downed power line
GEISMAR, La.(LOCAL 33) (FOX 44) - A section of Hwy 73 from I- 10 to Hwy 74 is closed because of downed power line on Monday, December 17. The Ascension Parish Sheriff's Office said that part of Hwy 73 "is not accessible including schools due to an accident that caused a downed power line and caused
Louisiana Police Officers Charged After Slamming Black Teenager to the Ground at a Middle School
A Louisiana grand jury indicted a former police officer seen in a video from October aggressively slamming a black teenager to the ground twice in an administrative office of a Brusly, Louisiana, middle school, local media reported Friday.
Labadieville man charged for early 2018 felonies
Assumption Parish Sheriff Leland Falcon reports the arrest of Rashied Green, 34, of 160 Georgette St., Labadieville, in connection with two unrelated felony cases. Green was arrested Thursday after deputies received information that Green was inside the Bird’s Nest Night Club near Labadieville. Gree
Mother, daughter give Christmas gifts to homeless in Baton Rouge
BATON ROUGE, LA (WAFB) - Nine-year-old Ava Hildebrand isn’t begging for the best new toys this year. Instead, she enjoys being on the other side of the aisle: giving gifts to those less fortunate.
Illegal Immigrant arrested for child exploitation and identify theft in Louisiana
LOUISIANA - (12/17/18) Louisiana Attorney General Jeff Landry today announced the arrest of an illegal alien for internet crimes against children and identity theft. “Making Louisiana safer is a top priority for my office, and we will continue doing all we can to stop child predators and fight illeg
Breakfast with Santa and Toy Give Away this week in Baton Rouge
BATON ROUGE, LA (LOCAL33) (FOX44) - Community leaders are coming together to make sure every child has something special on Christmas. Councilman Lamont Cole is hosting Breakfast with Santa and a Toy Give Away Wednesday, December 19.
Ascension deputies looking for runaway teen
GONZALES - Deputies are asking for the public's help in finding a teen who disappeared from her Ascension Parish home earlier this week. According to the sheriff's office, 13-year-old Jasmine Martinko ran away from her Gonzales home Thursday and has not been seen since. Martinko is described as 5’5”
2 men arrested in pair of shooting deaths in Louisiana
(KLFY) - RACELAND, La - (12/17/18) Sheriff's deputies in Louisiana say two brothers have been arrested in the shooting deaths of two men last weekend. The Lafourche Parish Sheriff's Office says 34-year-old Kerry Alexander and 28-year-old Jerrell Alexander of Raceland have been charged with first-deg
WANTED: Denham Springs woman wanted for package theft
EAST BATON ROUGE PARISH, LA (WAFB) - Authorities identified a Denham Springs woman wanted in a package theft after she was seen stealing from a home. The East Baton Rouge Sheriff’s Office posted a home surveillance photo of the woman, who was identified as 25-year-old Terri Leigh Huser.
BASKETBALL | Four-day French Settlement Tournament in the Village tips off Monday
FRENCH SETTLEMENT – Eight boys teams will compete over four days to decide the French Settlement Tournament in the Village championship. The tournament begins Monday with four, first-round games, while the girls, who feature a round-robin format, will have a pair of games on the first day.
LA 73 in Dutchtown reopened, three schools to have delayed starts
ASCENSION PARISH - Crews have reopened LA 73 following a morning crash in Ascension Parish. La 73 from I-10 to Highway 74 was closed after a vehicle crashed into a power line and caused a gas line to rupture before 6 a.m.
WINNER, WINNER! Louisiana man wins $1 million in Mega Millions lottery
LOREAUVILLE, La. (KLFY) - (12/17/18) The Louisiana Lottery has identified the Acadiana area man who recently won $1 million in a Mega Millions drawing. Vince Dorsey of Loreauville matched all five white balls in the Dec. 4 drawing on a ticket he had purchased at the Corner Grocery and gas station on