February 28, 2015 6:48 PM
GONZALES - Ascension, Livingston and East Baton Rouge sheriff's deputies joined forces to take a dive into some chilly waters Saturday morning at the 7th Annual Polar Plunge.
The teams jumped into the freezing waters at Cabela's in Gonzales all to raise money for athletes in the Louisiana Special... more »
February 27, 2015 8:41 PM
ST. AMANT - Deputies arrested Gregory "Toe" Nash, 32, for failure to register as a sex offender Friday.
Nash had been wanted on the charges since February 15th when the Ascension Parish Sheriff's Office said Nash no longer lived at the residence he listed on his paperwork and they... more »
February 24, 2015 7:22 AM
DONALDSONVILLE - If you watched the Oscars Sunday night, you noticed plenty of political messages, including discrimination, bullying and violence. That same conversation is taking place everyday in an English class at Donaldsonville High School in Ascension Parish.
"CHANGE" is an acronym symbolic of Donaldsonville High students. It stands... more »
February 6, 2015 10:32 PM
SORRENTO - Parents of a six-year-old who was left on a bus earlier this week reviewed on-board camera footage Friday and said the video device recorded their son having a two-minute seizure as he sat alone on the special needs bus.
The driver and bus aid got off and... more »
February 5, 2015 10:49 PM
SORRENTO - A six-year-old boy left on a bus after two school system employees neglected to check the bus properly before getting off likely had a seizure, the boy's doctors told his parents.
Anthony Lipps-Fugarino suffers from epilepsy and takes a special needs bus to Sorrento Primary. Tuesday morning,... more »
February 2, 2015 10:11 PM
DONALDSONVILLE - Deputies are looking for Gregory "Toe" Nash, 32, for failure to register as a sex offender.
Deputies said Nash registered in November but when they did a compliance check at the address he listed, Nash was gone. Someone at the address on Robinson Lane told deputies Nash... more »
January 30, 2015 5:30 PM
PRAIRIEVILLE- The construction on LA 73 is nearing an end as the contractor begins working on the road bed near Airline Highway.
The $15.5 million dollar project was expected to be completed last year, but the deadline was extended because of utility problems and weather delays.
DOTD says... more »
January 28, 2015 10:29 PM
DONALDSONVILLE- Investigators said they found heroin inside the home of a murder victim killed during what they believe may have been an armed robbery.
Chad Nichols and his friend Benny Booker were gunned down on Latino Road Monday afternoon , at Nichols' home. Deputies think the pair may have... more »
January 28, 2015 9:15 PM
DONALDSONVILLE - Deputies spent Wednesday night investigating yet another shooting in this usually quiet Ascension Parish community.
Witnesses told authorities they heard two shots. Deputies collected casings from the scene but did not find a shooter. No one was hit in the gunfire.
The town has become busy... more »
January 27, 2015 5:58 PM
DONALDSONVILLE - The family of Chad Nichols, one of two men killed on Latino Road Monday afternoon, thinks the gunmen were after cash and that's why they killed Nichols and one of his employees, Benny Booker.
Deputies aren't ready to pinpoint a motive as they continue to follow leads... more »
January 26, 2015 9:03 PM
GONZALES - Sheriff's deputies are searching for a man who was able to break free from a deputy during the course of an arrest Monday night.
The Ascension Parish Sheriff's office sent an alert, asking people in the area of Airline Highway and Highway 74 to be on the... more »
January 23, 2015 10:14 PM
BATON ROUGE - A man lost his lawsuit against the DuPont plant in Ascension Parish in a ruling that was handed down late Friday night.
Jeff Simoneaux sued the company claiming the plant released large amounts of sulfuric acid three years ago. Simoneaux said the sulfuric acid leaked due... more »
January 21, 2015 7:12 PM
DONALDSONVILLE - An 18-year-old was arrested Wednesday evening connected to a shooting on St. Patrick Street, the second time they've investigated a shooting on this street in twenty-four hours.
Wednesday, deputies said, Allen Williams shot a 16-year-old male in the face. Tuesday, a deputy was shot by one of... more »
January 21, 2015 10:08 AM
BATON ROUGE - Baton Rouge area home sales increased by 3.2 percent in 2014, thanks to more activity in Livingston and Ascension parishes. There were 8,903 homes sold in the nine-parish area during 2014, compared with 8,625 in 2013, according to figures released Tuesday by the Greater Baton Rouge Association... more »
January 19, 2015 7:19 AM
DONALDSONVILLE - There's a special museum in Ascension Parish where Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.'s dream comes alive.
This morning on 2une In, News 2's John Pastorek gave you an inside look at the River Road African American Museum with its founder and director, Kathe Hambrick-Jackson.
Click on... more »
January 13, 2015 10:35 PM
BATON ROUGE- A task force set up to monitor the slow-moving Comite River Diversion Project met for the final time Tuesday.
The group, set up by an act of the legislature last year, has been discussing ways to get the program to move faster. The canal project is years... more »
December 23, 2014 11:11 PM
GONZALES - The state announced it is planning two, short-term projects to deal with congestion and safety issues at the Highway 30 interchange with I-10.
One project will install an eastbound left-turn lane from La. 30 to Veterans Boulevard. The other will install an additional eastbound lane from near... more »
December 5, 2014 9:40 PM
GONZALES- Sheriff's deputies identified and reported the arrest of a man from Texas for a bizarre theft at a golf course recently.
Richard Meissner, 69, was arrested by U.S. Marshals after being tracked down in Houston. Meissner was wanted in Ascension Parish for theft charges.
Authorities said Meissner... more »
November 28, 2014 4:43 PM
GEISMAR - State Police are looking for the driver of a car that hit a construction worker in Ascension Parish last week.
Troopers released information about the suspected vehicle involved. Authorities said Friday, they are looking for what is possibly a white or silver, newer model Mustang. The Mustang... more »
November 24, 2014 6:50 PM
GALVEZ - Officials in Ascension Parish opened their latest addition of flood protection on the Henderson Bayou just south of Lake Villar.
The flood gate will keep back water from the Amite river from flowing into Henderson Bayou and flooding homes in the Lower Galvez area.
"It's right... more »
November 20, 2014 8:52 AM
GONZALES - Ascension Parish deputies say they found weapons and drugs in a car after stopping it for illegally parking in a handicapped space.
John Johnson, 43, was behind the wheel. According to deputies, he had several warrants for failing to appear in court. When they searched the car,... more »
October 22, 2014 6:21 AM
BATON ROUGE - Home sales in metro Baton Rouge were down by 1 percent in September, despite increased sales in Ascension and Livingston parishes. According to figures released Tuesday by the Greater Baton Rouge Association of Realtors, there were 725 home sales that closed in September in the eight-parish area.... more »
October 14, 2014 10:54 PM
PRAIRIEVILLE - State Police said Tuesday, the driver of an SUV that ran off Bluff Road, hit and killed two kids then crashed into the tree line was issued a ticket for careless operation.
David Lanus, 6, and Faria Lanus, 9, were fishing at the bottom of an embankment... more »
October 8, 2014 5:51 PM
DONALDSONVILLE - Ascension Parish is working to improve the water safety of their system that feeds water to people in rural areas on the westside of the parish.
The system isn't holding a high enough amount of chlorine to eradicate any possible brain-eating amoebas, even though the deadly amoeba... more »
October 2, 2014 6:09 PM
SORRENTO- Sheriff Jeff Wiley thinks he can provide superior police protection for a fraction of what it would cost to reanimate the lifeless Sorrento Police Department.
City records show the town was willing to spend as much as $448,000 to outfit the Sorrento Police Department, but Sheriff Wiley says... more »
October 1, 2014 6:18 PM
GONZALES - Councilman Timothy Vessel will be forced to defend his job after 2,188 voters signed a petition demanding he leave office.
Vessel is one of two councilmen, including Gary Lacombe, that face the recall, likely to be held in December, after the Save Gonzales campaign worked for months... more »
October 1, 2014 2:34 PM
DONALDSONVILLE - Narcotics agents in Ascension Parish said they arrested an accused cocaine distributor last week after a three-month investigation.
Officials said they arrested Warren Henry, 56, after he reportedly sold the drug to undercover agents on Sept. 26.
Agents from the APSO Narcotics Division searched Henry's home... more »
September 30, 2014 6:03 PM
PRAIRIEVILLE- Crews are in the final stages of work on an upgrade to Prairieville Middle school, but some think the roads that lead to the school could use a face-lift too.
The school is located at the corner of Daigle Road and Henry Road, both roads need to be... more »
September 29, 2014 9:43 PM
BATON ROUGE - A tense meeting unfolded at the State Capitol Monday as lawmakers argued over the stalled-out Comite River Diversion Project.
The meeting got heated as the group met with project leaders about the lack of progress recently. If the project is ever finished, it should ease flooding... more »
September 29, 2014 3:29 AM
GONZALES - Ascension Parish President Tommy Martinez is looking for money for a four-lane alternate route from Lamar-Dixon Expo Center after the project failed to win a federal grant. The one-mile, $12 million road to Lamar-Dixon was not among the projects the U.S. Department of Transportation said earlier this month... more »
September 27, 2014 2:09 PM
ASCENSION - A man, who is registered as a sex offender, is arrested for allegedly raping a 14-year-old Saturday morning.
Police arrested Albert Fleming, 30, from Donaldsonville. Witnesses reported to deputies they saw Fleming have sex with the 14-year-old who was staying over at the house.
Investigators later... more »
September 26, 2014 8:42 PM
GONZALES- Hot air balloon pilots lit the burners on their balloon, illuminating the twilight festival grounds of the Lamar Dixon Expo Center Friday evening.
The balloon glow was part of the festivities of opening night. The event continues Saturday with a balloon flight competition at 7 a.m. More than... more »
September 26, 2014 6:17 AM
GONZALES - A 51-year-old Raceland man faces two mandatory life sentences after an Ascension Parish jury convicted him in the sexual abuse of two girls. Jurors found Edward Caldwell guilty of two counts of aggravated rape and one count of molestation of a juvenile after 40 minutes of deliberation on... more »
September 24, 2014 4:58 PM
SORRENTO - Deputies said they arrested a man and his wife after the couple tried to deal drugs to undercover agents with their four-year-old girl in the home.
Deputies from Ascension and Livingston parishes took Donald Sanford, 36 and his wife Chelsea Sanford, 22, into custody on Monday after... more »
September 22, 2014 9:06 AM
GONZALES - The 2014 Ascension Hot Air Balloon Festival lifts off in Gonzales this weekend.
The festival is Friday and Saturday at the Lamar Dixon Expo Center. It's the perfect entertainment for families on a budget: adult tickets are just $2.00 while kids 12 and under get in free.... more »
September 19, 2014 5:55 PM
BATON ROUGE - State health officials reports one new West Nile virus death out of 11 news cases in the state. Officials say the new cases bring this year's total to 103 cases.
According to the report the death in DHH Region 3 which encompasses St. Mary, St. James,... more »
September 17, 2014 2:23 PM
PRARIEVILLE- Detectives with the Ascension Parish Sheriff's Office are trying to identify a man wanted for burglarizing a vehicle last weekend in Prarieville.
Surveillance cameras caputured the suspect burglarizing the vehicle on Salerno Drive, as well as a second vehicle.
Anyone with any information on this burglary, is... more »
September 17, 2014 2:10 PM
PRARIEVILLE- Detectives with the Ascension Parish Sheriff's Office are searching for Sean Patterson, of Prarieville.
Patterson is a "person of interest" in numerous threats and burglaries.
Patterson also has an active bench warrant for cruelty to animals.
Anyone with any information on Patterson's whereabouts, is urged to... more »
September 11, 2014 9:32 PM
THREE RIVERS ISLAND - A man tired of waiting for fire protection in his neighborhood built his own makeshift fire hydrant.
"This isn't a cure-all, it gives us some piece of mind," said Sanford Kreisler.
Three Rivers Island has about 80 homes, 30 of them house permanent residents... more »
September 5, 2014 10:55 PM
BATON ROUGE - State health officials report two new West Nile virus deaths in the Capital Area Region and in Northwest Louisiana. Officials also reported nineteen new cases, bringing this year's total to 80 cases.
The Department of Health and Hospitals' weekly report shows six new neuroinvasive disease cases... more »
September 5, 2014 2:22 PM
DONALDSONVILLE- The Ascension Parish Council has amended its animal control ordinance to better track and control dogs considered a threat to the public. Dogs declared as "dangerous" under the new ordinance's wording must now have a special tag, which comes with a $10 initial registration fee to the owner and... more »
September 4, 2014 10:19 PM
DONALDSONVILLE - Parish leaders tightened the collar on dangerous dogs Thursday night.
The parish council approved a measure that requires people who own dogs deemed dangerous by a judge to take precautions. Dogs that meet the criteria would be tagged with a microchip that holds information about the animal.... more »
September 4, 2014 5:28 PM
PRAIRIEVILLE - After nearly three years of work, the $15.5 million dollar project to widen LA 73 isn't near completion.
The Department of Transportation and Development set a new deadline for the contractor to finish, but it won't arrive until the Summer of 2015.
Crews got extra time... more »
August 29, 2014 5:49 PM
BATON ROUGE - State health officials added another 9 confirmed cases of West Nile virus this week, including five new cases of the neuroinvasive disease type all reported in East Baton Rouge.
The new numbers bring the total number of Louisiana cases this year to 61 with the other... more »
August 27, 2014 7:52 AM
GONZALES - Leaders in Ascension Parish broke ground on a new governmental complex Wednesday morning.
The goal is to have more offices under the same roof. Prep work began about two weeks ago, but the official ribbon cutting began at 9:00 a.m.
The new complex is being constructed... more »
August 20, 2014 10:19 PM
PLAQUEMINE- Parish leaders met with an engineer to discuss a study that would investigate the feasibility of a new bridge across the Mississippi River Wednesday.
The bridge would connect Iberville and Ascension parishes and help ease traffic congestion on the I-10 bridge in Baton Rouge.
Tuesday, the parish... more »
August 19, 2014 9:39 PM
IBERVILLE PARISH - Two parishes have now signed a cooperative endeavor agreement to perform a study for a new Mississippi River bridge.
Iberville and Ascension Parishes have set aside a combined $300,000 for a study to assist the Department of Transportation and Development with investigating the feasibility of constructing... more »
August 19, 2014 6:44 PM
GONZALES- A man tied to a home invasion where three people were murdered in February 2012 pleaded guilty and will serve three life terms, District Attorney Ricky Babin told WBRZ News 2 Tuesday.
Bernard James pleaded guilty to two counts of first-degree murder and one count of second-degree murder... more »
August 19, 2014 4:44 PM
ASCENSION - Police arrested a Baton Rouge man after they said he broke into numerous cars in the Geismar area this past July.
Deputies accused Tyree Davison,18, of breaking into multiple unlocked cars in two subdivisions and stealing personal items from them. He also faces charges connected to multiple... more »
August 11, 2014 6:17 PM
PRAIREVILLE- A list of dozens of roads in Ascension Parish in need of critical repair was approved by the parish council. At least 39 roads are considered in critical need of repair and will get a fix within the next few months.
The parish will seek bids for the... more »
August 8, 2014 2:17 PM
PRARIEVILLE- Detectives in Ascension Parish have arrested a Baton Rouge man for drug possession.
Detectives saw a drug deal taking place in a parking lot of a business in Prarieville on Thursday night. They then followed the vehicle down Highway 621, before stopping it.
Irwin Mitchell was arrested... more »
August 6, 2014 11:15 PM
DONALDSONVILLE- Next month, parish leaders will consider toughening a dangerous dog law in Ascension Parish.
The proposal would give animal control agents more power to track problem dogs. It would allow dogs to be monitored electronically and tagged as aggressive. The program is similar to probation for humans.
... more »
August 4, 2014 9:33 PM
THREE RIVERS ISLAND - It took first responders about 20 minutes to get to a home engulfed in flames Sunday morning.
The home is located on Three Rivers Island along the Diversion Canal. It is a golf cart community in Livingston Parish, but the bridge to get there begins... more »
July 30, 2014 10:30 PM
PRAIRIEVILLE - Just more than a month since a driver lost control of her SUV and barreled off Bluff Road in Ascension Parish, killing two children , another driver ended up wrecking in the same area Wednesday evening.
The driver of the a pickup veered off Bluff Road and... more »
July 25, 2014 10:08 PM
GONZALES - The Baton Rouge area is a step closer to getting a little traffic relief.
Thursday, the Ascension Parish Council approved a resolution to enter into a cooperative endeavor agreement with Iberville Parish to share some of the cost of a traffic study.
Based on what Iberville... more »
July 22, 2014 8:33 PM
SORRENTO- The town council voted to defund the embattled police department and give voters the chance to shut the department down for good this fall.
Tuesday, four council members voted for the moves and were met with resistance from one. Beginning August 1st, there will be no money for... more »
July 22, 2014 5:55 PM
SORRENTO - The town council will vote on a motion to let Sorrento residents decide the fate of their police department and chief of police position.
After legislation was passed at the Capitol earlier this year to allow the town to abolish the position and the department, the council... more »
July 17, 2014 7:48 AM
BATON ROUGE - We raised $67,000 worth of school supplies yesterday for students in Ascension and Baton Rouge Parishes during our annual Stuff the Bus drive.
Now it's time for the hard part: unpacking all those buses.
Volunteers will Unstuff the Bus today. 2une In's Rebecca Buchanan visited... more »
July 2, 2014 5:54 PM
PRAIRIEVILLE - Ascension Sheriff's Deputies arrested two parents and a pair of their children following a shooting at a teen party that left one person injured.
It happened early Sunday morning on Daigle Rd. near James Street, where investigators say Austin Rashall, 18, Aronis Gonzalez, 18, and his 16-year... more »
June 19, 2014 10:21 PM
ASCENSION PARISH - Council members voted 7-2 Thursday night to add a 5 mill property tax to the November ballot that, if approved by voters, would fund recreational improvements in Ascension Parish.
A team of people called "Better Recreation Now" presented their project for at $30 million dollar plan... more »
June 18, 2014 9:39 PM
GONZALES - A few days after an SUV carrying two people drove off of Coontrap Road and into New River, people are talking about the dangers the road brings for drivers.
"It's a fairly smooth road, but people speed through that curve," Gonzales Fire Chief Tracy Normand explained. Normand... more »
June 17, 2014 4:47 PM
GONZALES- Teachers and staff in Ascension Parish schools received a 3 percent pay raise as part of a $219 million dollar budget that passed Tuesday evening.
The budget includes a permanent pay raise, which hasn't happened in nearly six years.
"Of course you always appreciate the money, but... more »
June 16, 2014 9:19 PM
GONZALES- The driver of an SUV was likely impaired when he drove into New River Monday evening, police told WBRZ News 2.
The unidentified man and a female passenger had to be rescued by eyewitnesses. In video, captured by someone who saw the incident, a man is seen on... more »
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 »
June 5, 2014 6:02 PM
GONZALES- The Marvin J. Braud pumping station in Ascension Parish was working in full force last week when record rains pummeled the parish.
Six pumps help drain the upper part of the parish including the communities of St. Amant and Gonzales, but the lower part of the parish filled... more »
June 5, 2014 12:10 PM
NEW ROADS - Parish officials reopened False River to recreational boating Thursday morning, though some other restrictions on area waterways remained in effect.
The Pointe Coupee Parish Sheriff's Office said the river had fallen below an acceptable level, and encouraged people to stay safe.
Ascension Parish officials said... more »
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 »
June 4, 2014 4:03 PM
GONZALES - Officials with Ascension, Livingston and St. James parishes announced the schedule for reopening the Blind River and all other inland waterways to recreational boat traffic on Wednesday.
The Blind River will reopen for recreational boat traffic at 5 p.m. on Wednesday, according to Ascension Parish President Tommy... more »
June 3, 2014 11:00 PM
CHOUPIC- North of Thibodaux, on the route to Vacherie, crews had to plug a leak in a levee, blamed on rising water in parishes closer to Baton Rouge.
An emergency declaration was issued even though the leak was quickly repaired. The leak was located on a levee off Highway... more »
June 3, 2014 6:02 PM
GONZALES- An aerial assessment of Ascension Parish found nearly 15 percent of property owners weren't paying a fair share of taxes.
Ascension Assessor, M.J. "Mert" Smiley, used aerial pictometry to create an updated map of the parish that shows several plots that weren't being taxed before he came into... more »
June 3, 2014 4:15 PM
GONZALES - Ascension Parish President Tommy Martinez said on Tuesday that officials from Ascension, St. James, and Livingston parishes have agreed to extend the closure of all inland waterways to recreational boating traffic.
The inland waterways, closed to reactional traffic after last week's flooding, include the Amite River, Diversion... more »
June 2, 2014 9:37 PM
GONZALES - Ascension Parish leaders discussed adding more pumps to ease flooding problems after last week's heavy rain.
"It was kind of an odd scenario because we saw more rain in a short time period than we would in a 100-year-flood," parish councilman Bryan Melancon said. "We got more... more »
June 2, 2014 2:54 PM
DARROW - Flood victims in Ascension Parish started cleanup efforts Monday to remove ruined flooring and belongings after heavy rains sent water into homes.
Cantrelle Green and dozens of her neighbors in the Astroland subdivision in Darrow saw several inches of water pour into their homes last week.
... more »
May 30, 2014 5:53 PM
PORT VINCENT- High water shut down some waterways to recreation through the weekend.
Boaters in Ascension and Livingston Parishes are out of luck, but that hasn't kept people from the water's edge. Some are still fishing, eating at their favorite places and tending to business as usual, while others... more »
May 23, 2014 4:00 AM
BATON ROUGE - The Memorial Day weekend is off to a deadly start on the roadway in Baton Rouge.
A car drove off the interstate and into Bayou Manchac near the East Baton Rouge-Ascension Parish line just after midnight Friday. It happened off of I-10 East just past the... more »
May 6, 2014 10:15 PM
DONALDSONVILLE- An autopsy is scheduled for Wednesday and investigators hope it will shed more light on the death of a man who was found, injured, lying on the ground.
Michael Rodrigue, 55, was found near Claiborne and Houmas Streets Sunday. Ascension Parish Sheriff's deputies said he died at a... more »
April 29, 2014 7:34 PM
BATON ROUGE- A minor pileup slowed traffic on I-10 eastbound near the East Baton Rouge-Ascension line Tuesday evening.
Video sent to WBRZ News 2 by a viewer shows a chain of cars involved in a series of fender-bender wrecks. About eight vehicles were involved and were blocking both lanes.... more »
April 25, 2014 5:19 PM
DARROW - A mother is grieving after her son was murdered in Ascension Parish just weeks before becoming a father.
Andrell Prestley says it's shocking that her son was shot to death right before being able to experience fatherhood. Blankets, toys and boxes of diapers line the wall of... more »