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  • Louisiana student denied graduation still gets celebration

    June 17, 2016 11:09 AM

    NEW ORLEANS - A Louisiana honors student and standout athlete who was blocked from participating in his graduation ceremony last month because of facial hair is getting the celebration he was denied. Democratic state Rep. Katrina Jackson of Monroe and the Rev. Roosevelt Wright III of New Orleans are sponsoring... more »
  • Valedictorian denied walking at graduation for facial hair Play Video

    May 19, 2016 7:53 PM

    AMITE- Amite High School's 2016 graduating class walked across the stage without their Valedictorian. School officials stopped Andrew Jones from walking across the stage with his graduating class because of his facial hair. Jones is a 4.0 student and the top of his class, however teachers would not let him... more »
  • Woman accused of fraudulently claiming $16,000 in SNAP benefits

    May 18, 2016 2:25 PM

    AMITE - The Department of Children and Family Services says a woman was arrested after she was accused of claiming more than $16,000 in food stamp benefits to which she was not entitled. 39-year-old Conchita White, of Roseland, was booked on one count of felony theft by fraud before... more »
  • Commission discusses ways to move Comite Diversion Project forward Play Video

    March 15, 2016 10:49 PM

    BATON ROUGE - As residents and business owners are waiting for floodwater to go down, the Amite River Basin Commission met Tuesday for a regularly scheduled meeting. Board members spoke about the number of phone calls they have received in the last few days about the delayed Comite River... more »
  • Residents keep watchful eye on Amite River as it crests, begins to recede Play Video

    March 15, 2016 12:05 AM

    LIVINGSTON - Most of the Amite River has already reached flood stage and begun receding, but part of the river won't crest until Tuesday morning. It's already crested in Denham Springs, Bayou Manchac and Port Vincent and should be back below flood stage at all three locations by Thursday evening.... more »
  • Livingston Parish residents brace for Amite River crest

    March 14, 2016 5:22 AM

    LIVINGSTON- Residents in Livingston Parish are bracing for more flooding Monday morning. Officials are telling people to prepare for high water that will be moving through the area sometime early this week. The Amite River has not yet crested near French Settlement and Port Vincent. People in the Springfield area... more »
  • UPDATE: Some rivers to remain in flood stage until Thursday Play Video

    March 12, 2016 8:46 PM

    BATON ROUGE – Many river systems near the Capital City remain in major flood stage Sunday after thunderstorms brought record rainfall to the area this week. While the Tickfaw River has already crested, the Amite River is expected to rise in some areas until it crests as late as Tuesday... more »
  • Rising river has residents remembering flooding event 33 years ago

    March 11, 2016 9:37 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Rising water on the Amite River has some residents in Denham Springs concerned. They remember an event in 1983 that flooded homes. Then, the river crested at around 41'. Following this week's wet weather, it will crest at 39', just 2' lower than 33 years ago. Mike... more »
  • $10,000 in gear recovered in St. Helena Parish crime ring bust Play Video

    February 26, 2016 6:16 PM

    AMITE - Nine people were arrested in a crime ring bust in St. Helena Parish with deputies recovering more than $10,000 in stolen merchandise. The arrests come through the combined efforts of the the sheriff's offices in St. Helena and Jefferson parishes. Illegal guns, ammo, drugs and cash totally... more »
  • Amite Warriors watch fellow alum become governor Play Video

    January 11, 2016 6:16 PM

    AMITE CITY - Juniors at Amite High School watched fellow Amite Warrior, John Bel Edwards, take his oath as Louisiana's new governor today. "(It) gives me a lot of inspiration to think that someone who's the governor of Louisiana, came from the small town of Amite," said Kristen Good,... more »
  • Amite loses appeal, will not be in playoffs

    December 4, 2015 11:31 AM

    BATON ROUGE - A judge dismissed a lawsuit by the Tangipahoa Parish School District seeking to get Amite High's football team back in the state playoffs after they were suspended due to a brawl during Friday night's game. Judge William Morvant in the 19th Judicial District Court said they... more »
  • Lawyer's courtroom Hail Mary could get Amite football back into playoffs Play Video

    December 3, 2015 11:52 PM

    BATON ROUGE - A lawyer for the Tangipahoa Parish School System will argue the Louisiana High School Athletic Association is unfairly enforcing its rule dealing with fights during football games Friday morning. This week, the LHSAA banned Amite High School from participating in its playoff game against St. James.... more »
  • Waterways closed in Livingston, Ascension parishes due to flooding

    October 26, 2015 10:47 AM

    GONZALES - Authorities in Ascension and Liberty parishes closed waterways to recreational boaters Monday due to high water levels. Emergency managers in both parishes said the waterways would close at noon. In Ascension Parish, emergency managers said the Amite River and Diversion canal would close. The Ascension Parish... more »
  • Loaded gun found in 4-year-old's bookbag

    October 23, 2015 2:30 PM

    AMITE - Police said a 4-year-old boy brought a loaded handgun to school in Amite Friday, and both his parents were arrested as a result. Amite City Police Chief Jerry Trabona said nobody was hurt or threatened by the gun, which was taken by a teacher. According to... more »
  • Amite man draws 12-year sentence in heroin case

    October 15, 2015 12:06 PM

    NEW ORLEANS - The U.S. Attorney's Office in New Orleans says an Amite man has been sentenced to more than 12 years in prison after pleading guilty to three heroin distribution counts. Twenty-six-year-old Coye Dotey's 151-month sentence was handed down Wednesday by U.S. District Judge Martin Feldman. Prosecutors said Dotey... more »
  • Fatal wrong way crash on Interstate 55 in Tangipahoa Parish

    August 26, 2015 9:51 AM

    AMITE- One person has died in a two vehicle accident Wednesday on Interstate 55 in Tangipahoa Parish between Independence and Amite. Louisiana State Police have identified the victim in the accident as 22-year-old Summer Allen Graves of Amite. Police say the accident was reported about 3 a.m. Police say investigators... more »
  • Tangipahoa schools to allow all students to wear shorts

    July 28, 2015 7:57 AM

    AMITE- Tangipahoa Parish school administrators have amended the district's uniform policies to allow students to wear shorts. The move comes after a recent outcry from parents about sending their children to school amid the intense summer heat. Effective immediately, Superintendent Mark Kolwe said in a news release late Monday all... more »
  • Denham Springs seeks grants for proposed nature park

    July 15, 2015 9:47 AM

    DENHAM SPRINGS- The Denham Springs City Council has voted to seek $100,000 in federal grant money to help pay for a long-desired nature park on the Amite River. The grant request has been sent to the Federal Highway Administration's Recreational Trails Program for Louisiana and would be used to build... more »
  • Roseland man accused of killing his neighbor at Amite store Play Video

    June 17, 2015 9:55 PM

    AMITE - A Roseland man is facing murder charges tonight for allegedly killing his neighbor. Amite Police Chief Jerry Trabona tells News 2, investigators have arrested 29-year-old Jermaine Williams, on charges of 2nd Degree Murder and 2nd Degree Attempted Murder after a shooting in the city of Amite Wednesday... more »
  • Chief: Police station too close to busy train track Play Video

    May 21, 2015 11:48 PM

    AMITE - The police chief is tired of the city being railroaded by the railroad, so he wants to move the police department away from the train tracks in downtown. "If I'm getting stabbed, I don't wanna tell 'em to 'hold on a minute,'" Chief Jerry Trabona joked in... more »
  • 911 calls released in deadly Amite train crash Play Video

    May 14, 2015 12:51 AM

    AMITE - Frantic drivers were desperate for help after witnessing a train crash into a tow truck and the calls they made to 911 on Mother's Day capture their raw emotions. The recordings were obtained by WBRZ Wednesday. Four calls capture what people were feeling in the moments after... more »
  • Developing: 1 dead in Amite passenger train crash

    May 10, 2015 4:56 PM

    AMITE - An Amtrack passenger train collided with a vehicle Sunday, killing the vehicle's driver, according to Amite Fire Chief Bruce Cutrer. The crash happened on the Hwy. 51 tracks on Pope Lane at about 1:30 p.m. More than 170 passengers were evacuated and taken to the Greater... more »
  • Man dies after fleeing from cops, crashing into house Play Video

    February 10, 2015 10:23 PM

    HILLSDALE- Along a rural stretch of highway in St. Helena Parish, authorities stumbled upon a deadly wreck that was the aftermath of a police chase Tuesday. A man who had managed to flee officers eventually crashed into a house, knocking it off its foundation. The driver was dead inside... more »
  • Young men get navy seal pre-training

    December 28, 2014 6:24 PM

    AMITE - About a dozen young men are going through some intense training to perhaps become Navy Seals one day. It's happening at Camp Spehar and trained Navy and Marine veterans attempt to give the young hopefuls a glimpse of what they can expect in the Navy. "Can't... more »
  • Tornado has residents cleaning up on Chrismas Eve Play Video

    December 24, 2014 3:47 PM

    AMITE - People near Amite spent Christmas Eve cleaning up storm damage after a tornado tore through their community Tuesday evening. Most of the damage happened near the intersection of La. 16 and La. 1064, just east of the Tangipahoa River. Homeowner Carol Morrow saw the aftermath of the... more »
  • Amite tornado rated EF-1, EF-2 damage in places

    December 24, 2014 11:30 AM

    AMITE - Cleanup got underway on Christmas Eve morning in Amite, where a tornado ripped through homes and trees a day earlier. The National Weather Service said early indications are the tornado had an EF-1 for much of the time it was on the ground, but a few areas... more »
  • NWS says homes damaged or destroyed by tornado

    December 23, 2014 1:41 PM

    AMITE - The National Weather Service said a tornado damaged or destroyed multiple homes and trailers in central Tangipahoa Parish Tuesday afternoon. An NWS survey team says 15 to 20 homes received significant damage in the area of Highway 1054 and Highway 16. Several mobile homes in the area... more »
  • Livonia wins Class 3A state championship 43-14 over Amite

    December 13, 2014 3:04 PM

    NEW ORLEANS - A year after falling one win shy of a state championship, the Livonia Wildcats returned to the scene of the crime and won the Class 3A state title, defeating Amite 43-14 Saturday afternoon. The Wildcats (14-0) took a 7-0 lead on a 1-yard touchdown run by... more »
  • Detectives arrest accused Western store burglar

    July 24, 2014 10:29 AM

    AMITE - Detectives from the Tangipahoa Parish Sheriff's Office said they arrested a 23-year-old woman for the July 21 burglary of a Western store in Amite. 23-year-old Latricia Rowland of Greensburg was booked into the parish jail on one count of simple burglary, according to a TPSO spokesperson. ... more »
  • Sports 2-A-Days: Amite Play Video

    July 12, 2014 10:52 PM

    AMITE - The Amite Warriors fell one game short of the 3A state championship game in 2013: with 17 starters back from that team, the Warriors might get to the Superdome this season. The Warriors have 10 starters back on defense from last year's 10-4 team, including 285 lb.... more »
  • Driver killed trying to make a U-turn on US 51

    July 10, 2014 6:33 AM

    AMITE - State police say a 20-year-old Amite man trying to make a U-turn on a highway died when an oncoming car struck his passenger side and shoved his car off the roadway. Trooper Jared Sandifer says a 1-year-old child in the other vehicle who was not properly restrained suffered... more »
  • LSP: Amite man died in two-vehicle wreck

    July 9, 2014 4:32 PM

    AMITE - State Police said an Amite man died after making a U-turn in front of another vehicle Wednesday in Tangipahoa Parish. Troopers said Kyle Rigdon, 20, of Amite City died in the wreck shortly after 8 a.m. on US Highway 51. Investigators said Rigdon made a U-turn... more »
  • Tangipahoa inmate captured after weekend escape

    July 7, 2014 3:21 PM

    AMITE - A 20-year-old escaped inmate, who was being held in connection with a fatal shooting in February, is back in custody. Sheriff Daniel Edwards says Verdale Moore was recaptured Monday with help from his detectives and the Pike County, Mississippi, Sheriff's Office, which on Monday found Moore at a... more »
  • Waterways not regulated for tubers Play Video

    June 23, 2014 5:58 PM

    WATSON - At least five people have died on the Amite River while tubing, the latest two drowning deaths happened yesterday. The bodies of Joshua Brantley, 26, and Phillip White, 26, were pulled from the Amite River hours after they went missing during a tubing trip with friends. ... more »
  • 63-year-old indicted for brother's death

    June 12, 2014 9:59 PM

    AMITE- A 63-year-old woman was indicted for murder by a grand jury in Tangipahoa Parish. Hill was arrested in March for the death of her brother after a bizarre standoff where she called 911 on police officers who were trying to arrest her. The ordeal started when Hill's son... more »
  • Ascension development causing flooding concerns Play Video

    June 10, 2014 6:02 PM

    PRAIRIEVILLE - Homeowners in the Beechwood Subdivision off of LA 42 in Ascension Parish have an axe to grind with a nearby development. Ted Prudhomme thinks the new subdivision is sending water onto his property. "The past two years, since they cleared out the property behind my property... more »
  • Officials inspect storm damage in southern Miss.

    June 10, 2014 1:32 PM

    AMITE - Wilkinson and Amite County officials said they severe weather along the county line causing downed trees and power outages on Tuesday. Officials said there are no injuries reported at this time, but there are widespread power outages near the county line. The town of Liberty is... more »
  • Racial slurs fly at city council meeting Play Video

    June 4, 2014 10:26 PM

    AMITE - Tuesday evening's council meeting in Amite included racial slurs and finger pointing by Councilman Jonathan Foster. In an audio clip recorded by our news partner in Tangipahoa Parish, ActionNews17.com , Councilman Foster uses a racial slur to describe his fellow black council members, Emanuel Zanders and Arthur... more »
  • Waterways opening for the weekend raise concern for residents Play Video

    June 4, 2014 6:44 PM

    FRENCH SETTLEMENT - Water ways in Ascension, Livingston and St. James will all be open by Thursday at noon. Blind River is open in St. James Parish. Parish officials in Livingston and Ascension Parishes said all water ways in their area will be deemed safe for recreational use by... more »
  • Woman robbed at gunpoint in her driveway

    May 29, 2014 10:30 AM

    AMITE - Deputies in Tangipahoa Parish are looking for information regarding an armed robbery that happened around 6:30 a.m. Wednesday morning. Authorities said a homeowner was leaving her residence on Puleston Rd. in Amite when she was approached by two masked men who began to beat on the driver's... more »
  • Deputies looking for suspects in Amite armed robbery

    May 19, 2014 2:59 PM

    AMITE - The Tangipahoa Parish Sheriff's Office said they are looking for information regarding three or four suspects wanted in connection with an armed robbery that occurred last week. TPSO reports that the robbery happened at around 1:00 a.m. on May 13 at a residence located on Hwy 51.... more »
  • Amite Police find $230,000 in counterfeit cash Play Video

    March 24, 2014 5:31 PM

    AMITE CITY - A Tangipahoa Parish man is the target of a Secret Service investigation into counterfeit cash after Amite City Police found nearly a quarter of a million dollars. Amite City Police Department Chief Jerry Trabona says finding the $230,000 in counterfeit money caught homicide detectives off guard.... more »
  • Tangipahoa Parish battling jail contraband Play Video

    March 21, 2014 4:38 PM

    AMITE - Law enforcement in Tangipahoa Parish is on the lookout for someone leaving cell phones and drugs stashed behind the parish jail. Amite City Police got a tip Tuesday and found a stash of $7,000 worth of prison contraband along a jail fence. Officers found a pound of... more »
  • 911 call released in murder of 62-year-old man Play Video

    March 20, 2014 11:19 PM

    AMITE- Police charged a 63-year-old woman with manslaughter after her brother was shot and killed Wednesday afternoon. Daryllynn Hill was booked hours after the crime in the 100 block of South Second Street. Chief Jerry Trabone said Hill stopped cooperating with their investigation and they are not sure why... more »
  • Police have questions after sister kills brother

    March 19, 2014 10:59 PM

    AMITE- Police spent Wednesday evening questioning a 63-year-old woman who they said killed her brother after while he grilled in his backyard. Alfred Hill, 62, was shot and killed in the 100 block of South Second Street. His nephew stopped a police officer driving through the neighborhood and reported... more »
  • Cabin fever send some to the river Play Video

    January 29, 2014 5:56 PM

    PRAIRIEVILLE- After a day of being couped up inside, some folks in Ascension Parish just couldn't wait for all the roads to thaw before getting out of the house. David Kimble spent the day fishing in the Amite River, even with some icy slush in his boat. "Woke... more »
  • Well in Tuscaloosa oil field delayed

    December 27, 2013 11:51 AM

    NEW ORLEANS - A big leaseholder in the massive Tuscaloosa marine shale oil field has run into problems. Houston-based Goodrich Petroleum says a well in Amite, Mississippi near the Louisiana border will be delayed until the company can unclog it. The well was near completion and had begun... more »
  • Plans for new home for Amite police going ahead

    October 29, 2013 11:17 AM

    AMITE - Plans for a new home for the Amite Police Department are moving forward. Mayor Buddy Bel says the town was waiting to see if the half-cent jail tax would pass before moving ahead on the renovation of an old state office building. Chief Jerry Trabona tells The Daily... more »
  • Drivers see proposed new bridge over Amite River

    August 20, 2013 10:38 PM

    CENTRAL- People took a look at a proposed new route across the Amite River Tuesday night. Engineers revealed plans for a new bridge and roundabout at the intersection of Hooper Road and Greenwell Springs Road in East Baton Rouge. Once it crosses the river into Livingston, the highway would... more »
  • Murdered woman's family hopes arrests bring closure Play Video

    August 15, 2013 10:16 PM

    ROBERT - A family is feeling heartache and vindication after two people were charged with a woman's murder a decade ago. Debbie Lindsey was stabbed to death near her home in Amite in 2003. For years, Tangipahoa Sheriff's Office detectives failed to find a solid suspect and the case... more »
  • Two arrested in 10-year-old murder investigation

    August 15, 2013 12:58 PM

    HAMMOND - Deputies arrested two people in Tangipahoa Parish after a break in a 10-year-old murder investigation. David Morris, 39, and Karen Birch, 33, are charged with the murder of Debbie Ann Lindsey. She was found stabbed to death in a wooded area near her Amite home on March... more »
  • Parish leaders want voters to decide on sales tax for new jail

    August 12, 2013 10:39 PM

    AMITE - Parish leaders approved setting an election for a proposition to raise sales taxes to fund the construction of a new jail in Tangipahoa Parish. The current jail does not fit the needs of the parish, the sheriff said. He believes a lack of space is contributing to... more »
  • Wahlberg, Washington and town of Amite are big stars in new flick

    August 5, 2013 10:55 PM

    AMITE- A movie produced in this central Tangipahoa Parish town struck gold at the box office over the weekend. 2 Guns didn't just get rave reviews from critics, it also took in the most money. For opening weekend, the movie raised $27.5 million. It premiered Friday. Last summer,... more »
  • Family hopes opening cold case murder will bring justice Play Video

    July 29, 2013 10:32 PM

    ROBERT - Tangipahoa Parish Sheriff deputies recently reopened a murder investigation previously listed as cold. "He said he's hoping to have some good news in a couple of days and that's all he said," Flo Foy said a detective told her this week. Her daughter, Debbie Lindsey, was... more »
  • Councilman uses racial sign to share frustrations Play Video

    July 3, 2013 10:22 PM

    AMITE - Town councilman Johnathon Foster is displaying a sign that reads "Uncle Buddy Negros" (sic) on his car. He calls it a reference to his fellow black councilmen. "Sometime you have to get their attentions," Foster said. "I do anything if I think it will stimulate them to... more »
  • Parish files injunction to reopen RR crossings Play Video

    June 26, 2013 5:48 PM

    AMITE - Tangipahoa Parish's Fire District 1 station has all the equipment they need to respond to emergency medical and fire calls - they even have a live alligator. What they didn't have was an official notification that DOTD was going to tear up three railroad crossings Saturday morning.... more »
  • Authorities: kids' shenanigans deface 9/11 memorial

    June 3, 2013 11:52 PM

    AMITE- Extra eyes will be on the city's memorial to victims of the September 11th terror attacks after some pranksters targeted it for a joke. The memorial, a fountain in downtown, bubbled over Monday morning. Leaders believe a mixture of bubbles was added to the fountain overnight. The... more »
  • River drowning triggers local response Play Video

    May 28, 2013 5:53 PM

    WATSON - A day after Jacques Demare, 21, drowned while tubing down the Amite River, residents in the area are asking for more eyes on the water to keep the river cleaner and safer. Aaron Ott has lived on the edge of the water for nearly a decade. ... more »
  • Councilman, citizen arrested after fisticuff

    May 7, 2013 10:19 PM

    AMITE- A town councilman faces charges after getting into a fight with a citizen after the town council meeting Tuesday night. Police said Jonathan Foster faces aggravated battery charges. A citizen was also charged in connection with the fight. Police Chief Jerry Trabona said both men were booked... more »
  • Fire department fights fire without hydrant Play Video

    May 6, 2013 5:43 PM

    BATON ROUGE - An electrical short torched a home near the Amite River over the weekend. St. George Fire Department responded to the fire, which was almost two miles away from the nearest water source. The home off Hoo Shoo Too Rd. and Kendalwood Rd. was built long... more »
  • Man who killed three denied case review Play Video

    May 1, 2013 6:40 PM

    AMITE - A man who pleaded guilty to killing three pedestrians while driving drunk was denied case review by a judge. Though he never appealed his conviction, Derek Quebedeaux, 25, asked for post-conviction relief of his 12-year sentence. Police say Quebedeaux was driving drunk when he ran into... more »
  • Inmate wanted after walking off release job

    February 11, 2013 10:22 PM

    AMITE- Authorities are searching for a man who walked away from his work release job Monday afternoon. Glenn Carroll was serving time at the East Feliciana Parish Prison but was working at a lumberyard near Amite. Deputies said he walked off the job. Carroll has connections across the... more »

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