Donaldsonville

Getty Images
Thomas Perumean
August 01, 2019 - 1:59 pm
Sometime last evening one or more persons broke into the Donaldson High School campus in Ascension Parish. Whoever it was took joyrides in four of the school's buses, crashing one of them into school building. Deputies with Ascension Parish Sheriff's Office spent most of this morning assessing the...
Read More
HRobert-Getty
Jim Hanzo
June 16, 2019 - 4:43 pm
The Sunshine Bridge in Donaldsonville has reopened after a ship crashed into the structure, according to the St. James Sheriff's Office. Crews are looking into the extent of damage to the bridge. The incident happened around 1:30 p.m. and U.S. Coast Guard officials said the vessel slammed into a...
Read More
Getty Images
Don Ames
June 15, 2019 - 1:44 pm
Nearly $700,000 is being provided by The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency to help fix home sewage systems in the Bayou Lafourche Watershed and show how that improves drinking water. Mary Walker, the Region 4 administrator, says the project will foster environmental protection, education and...
Read More
December 01, 2018 - 7:44 am
(WWL.com) - Good news for the thousands of motorists who use the Sunshine Bridge in St. James Parish. The bridge was closed last month for repairs after a barge hit the structure, but after testing and inspections, it will be partially reopened Saturday. DOTD spokesperson Rodney Mallett said this...
Read More
November 29, 2018 - 3:35 pm
BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) _ Louisiana's transportation department says it expects to partially reopen a damaged Mississippi River bridge on Saturday, nearly two months after it was shuttered and repairs began. The Department of Transportation and Development says one lane of the Sunshine Bridge in...
Read More
October 16, 2018 - 4:04 pm
(WWL.com) Bad news for those who use the Sunshine Bridge at Donaldsonville. Transportation officials say the highway that links both sides of Ascension Parish will be closed for weeks, because extensive repairs are needed after a crane barge hit the structure. Donaldsonville Mayor Leroy Sullivan...
Read More
October 12, 2018 - 10:05 am
BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) _ A bridge over the Mississippi River in Louisiana has been closed indefinitely after it was struck by a barge carrying a crane in the river. The Louisiana Department of Transportation and Development said in a release the Sunshine Bridge in Donaldsville was hit around 3 a.m...
Read More