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  • Rivers expected to crest at flood stage by Wednesday

    April 3, 2017 1:01 PM

    BATON ROUGE – The National Weather Service has issued flood warning for four rivers in southeast Louisiana Monday morning. A flood warning has been extended for the Comite River at Joor Road until Tuesday evening. As of 11:15 a.m. Monday, the stage was at 19 feet, just one feet... more »
  • Despite expert opinions, rainy weather concerns residents near Amite River

    March 31, 2017 10:49 PM

    LIVINGSTON PARISH - The National Weather Service says the Amite River could approach flood stage early next week, but experts say it will be nothing like the August flood. Residents that live along the Amite are still recovering from the flood, and rising water is something they do not want... more »
  • Mother of the bride upset over fallen wedding cake Play Video

    February 3, 2017 6:27 PM

    ST. FRANCISVILLE - A mother of the bride says her daughter's wedding cake collapsed hours before the ceremony. The cake baker salvaged the cake and it was served at the wedding but the wedding party is still upset with how business was handled. Lori Kaiser says she paid $780... more »
  • Former Amite cop found guilty of third-degree rape

    December 1, 2016 6:38 PM

    AMITE – A former Amite Police officer has been found guilty of third-degree rape and simple kidnapping, according to WWLTV. In 2014, two women accused Grant Carruth of handcuffing and attacking them in separate incidents. Investigators say Carruth claimed to be a narcotics agent, tricked the women into being... more »
  • Men posing as FEMA workers force into home at gunpoint, shoot resident

    September 29, 2016 4:08 PM

    AMITE – Deputies in Tangipahoa Parish are still looking for one man who they say posed as a FEMA worker, forced his way into a home at gunpoint then shot a resident in August. The shooting happened on Aug. 20 around 10:51 a.m. Deputies say 47-year-old Deshaun Harness and... more »
  • Man arrested after leading deputies on chase in Livingston Parish, swims in Amite River

    September 19, 2016 12:44 PM

    LIVINGSTON – Police arrested a man after he led them on a chase throughout Livingston Parish last week. According to the Livingston Parish Sheriff's Office, 36-year-old Brandon Hoover was wanted for possession of stolen property and was seen by deputies in the southern part of the parish on Sept. 14.... more »
  • NEW DETAILS: Woman may have been kept in outdoor cage since October Play Video

    July 7, 2016 4:17 PM

    AMITE – The Tangipahoa Parish Sheriff's Office released new information about a disturbing human trafficking case that resulted in the arrest of five people. On June 30, Tangipahoa Sheriff's Office investigators executed a search warrant at a home on Rushing Lane in Amite after receiving a complaint that the... more »
  • Central Fire Department addresses recent injuries in rivers Play Video

    July 1, 2016 11:23 PM

    CENTRAL - The Central Fire Department is warning residents to practice safety around rivers, after two separate diving injuries during the week. Since the beginning of the year, there have been five reported injuries involving people jumping or diving into the Amite and Comite Rivers. One of those resulted in... more »
  • 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 »
  • 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 »

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