Ascension Parish News

Louisiana Sinkhole Swallows More Trees, Burps Gas

Officials say the 29-acre sinkhole in Louisiana’s Assumption Parish swallowed six cypress trees on March 26 and had its first deep burp of gas and fluid since late August. The Advocate reports the event comes nearly two weeks after lead …

Louisiana Parish Eyes Clampdown on Door-to-Door Peddling

The Ascension Parish Council in Louisiana is considering an ordinance that would eliminate or greatly restrict unsolicited door-to-door peddling and solicitation in the parish. Council Chairman Chris Loar tells The Advocate the ordinance is designed to increase safety and also …

Ascension Parish to Lobby Against Flood Insurance Increase

A councilman from Louisiana’s Ascension Parish is heading to Washington, D.C., to lobby against an increase of premium rates for National Flood Insurance Program policyholders. The Advocate reports Councilman Randy Clouatre plans to meet with members of the state’s congressional …