Bama fan allegedly assaulted in Ponchatoula dies
Posted on 11/7/2018 1:41:00 PM.

An Alabama fan who was allegedly assaulted at the Ponchatoula Pub after the Bama/LSU game is dead from injuries sustained in the incident. 46-year Robert Bowers was hospitalized Sunday, and 27-year-old Azia Crockett and 24-year-old Ryan Anthony are in jail. Police Chief Bry Layrisson says Crockett sucker punched Bowers. 

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Ponchatoula Strawberry Festival underway this weekend
Posted on 4/7/2017 5:21:00 AM.

The Ponchatoula Strawberry Festival gets underway today and lasts all weekend. Festival Queen Katie Robinson says it’s the second largest free festival in the state next to Mardi Gras. Robinson says this is a great event for the whole family.

Katie Robinson, Bill Wheat, Strawberry Festival, Ponchatoula

Elmer Chocolate cuts ribbon on expanded facility
Posted on 6/23/2016 3:42:00 AM.

The Ponchatoula-based company Elmer Chocolate cuts the ribbon on their new $40 million expansion today. Elmer president and CEO, Robert Nelson, says they are excited to open their expanded facility right here in the Bayou State.

Robert Nelson, Elmer Chocolate, Ponchatoula

Ponchatoula Strawberry Festival this weekend
Posted on 4/10/2015 4:11:00 PM.
The streets of Ponchatoula will be packed this weekend as the 44th annual Ponchatoula Strawberry Festival gets underway today. 2015 Festival Chairman Donald Lanier says this is the largest free festival in Louisiana.  

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Strawberry Festival/Kiwanis apologize for 2015 poster and agree not to sell it at the event
Posted on 3/25/2015 1:01:00 PM.
Michelle Southern reporting.
The Strawberry Festival Board and the Kiwanis Club of Ponchatoula have both apologized for the controversial 2015 poster and said they will not sell it in public. A meeting was held this morning with the NAACP and other concerned leaders who felt this year's festival poster was racist.
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