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  • Ben Carson praises Louisiana flood program Play Video

    August 14, 2017 11:55 PM

    DENHAM SPRINGS- President Donald Trump's Housing and Urban Development head gave Louisiana's flood response a ringing endorsement Monday. Ben Carson said he was "very impressed" with how the state is using the HUD money allocated for the Restore Louisiana program. "I don't think any state has more experience in... more »
  • Local Girl Scouts awarded Girl Scout Gold Award

    August 9, 2017 12:25 PM

    BATON ROUGE— Local Girl Scouts Lacey Bowman of Prairieville and Abigail Vinson of Denham Springs were just two of seven young women who recently received the prestigious Girl Scout Gold Award. The Girl Scouts received their awards at a pinning ceremony at the Governor’s Mansion on August 2. The... more »
  • WANTED: Thieves steal equipment from flood-damaged home in Livingston Parish

    August 8, 2017 10:09 PM

    HOLDEN - Detectives with the Livingston Parish Sheriff's Office are seeking two suspects who were captured on surveillance video as they stole property from a flood-damaged home. Deputies were called to the home off of Highway 441 in Holden on August 3. The sheriff's office says two thieves stole... more »
  • WATCH: Jumping goat has fun atop Oklahoma police officer's car Play Video

    August 7, 2017 2:03 PM

    BLANCHARD, Okla. - An Oklahoma police officer responding to a report about a loose pony was surprised when he arrived to find a small goat running amok. The officer was even more surprised when the animal decided to perch itself atop the his squad car. In a video posted... more »
  • Debris removal begins in Central bayou Play Video

    August 5, 2017 10:57 PM

    CENTRAL - Massive amounts of debris are being removed from a canal in hopes of relieving an area prone to flooding. Construction crews were out at Saunders Bayou on Saturday lifting tree limbs, tires and other trash from the ditch. "We're taking it out just like we did... more »
  • EBRSO: 22-year-old found dead inside Gardere apartment

    August 5, 2017 7:59 PM

    GARDERE - Authorities are investigating after a 22-year-old man was found dead inside his Garder area apartment Saturday morning. According to the East Baton Rouge Sheriff's Office, Jhoel Steven Brizuella was found dead around 10 a.m. in his apartment in the 8600 block of Coy Avenue. EBRSO Homicide... more »
  • 62-year-old man charged with attempted murder in shooting at victim's home

    August 5, 2017 4:29 PM

    MAUREPAS - Police have arrested a man after he shot the estranged husband of a woman he was visiting early Saturday morning. According to the Livingston Parish Sheriff's Office, 62-year-old Daniel Graham, Sr. was visiting a woman at her home off Highway 22 in Maurepas when her estranged husband... more »
  • Investigations launched after WBRZ report reveals DWI deal in Denham Springs Play Video

    July 26, 2017 6:33 PM

    DENHAM SPRINGS- The Mayor of Denham Springs has launched an investigation into what occurred after the city prosecutor he appointed, Blayne Honeycutt, refused charges on a DWI for prominent attorney Alton Shelby Easterly. Wednesday, the WBRZ Investigative Unit also learned the Louisiana Office of Disciplinary Counsel is aware of this,... more »
  • Man from Denham Springs found murdered in Covington

    July 26, 2017 4:36 PM

    COVINGTON – A man from Denham Springs was found shot dead in a rented car in St. Tammany Parish Wednesday morning. Covington Police said Antoine Collar, 26, had been shot multiple times. Police said they found Collar in the car after someone called 911 to report hearing gunfire in... more »
  • Despite this video of prominent attorney's DWI arrest, prosecutor throws out charges Play Video

    July 25, 2017 5:27 PM

    DENHAM SPRINGS – Despite police body cameras capturing a bumbling and stumbling area attorney having a blood alcohol content twice the legal limit, the city prosecutor in Denham Springs refused the charges the WBRZ News 2 Investigative Unit uncovered. Alton Shelby Easterly was arrested on Christmas Day 2016 when... more »
  • Homeowner says contractor forged her signature to get money Play Video

    July 24, 2017 6:22 PM

    DENHAM SPRINGS - A family hired a contractor who knocked on their door a few weeks after the August flood. They thought the construction would be finished by now, but it's far from it. Joycelin Ebbers says her contractor did something without her permission and it involves forging her... more »
  • Contractor facing new charges for allegedly scamming tornado victims

    July 19, 2017 8:18 PM

    ST. JOHN THE BAPTIST PARISH - Incarcerated contractor Matthew Morris is facing more charges in yet another parish Wednesday. According to the St. Jon the Baptist Parish Sheriff's Office, the owner of Complete Construction Contractors LLC now faces new charges of contractor fraud. The sheriff's office says Morris is... more »
  • Deputies seeking suspected credit card skimmers in Livingston Parish

    July 19, 2017 3:54 PM

    LIVINGSTON PARISH - Deputies are seeking two suspects accused of stealing people's credit card information in Livingston Parish. According to the Livingston Parish Sheriff's Office, detectives received several reports of cards being 'skimmed', duplicated and used without the owners' permission on May 8. The sheriff's office has now... more »
  • Fugitive, wanted since 2013, arrested after flagging down deputy for assistance

    July 17, 2017 2:53 PM

    RACELAND - A fugitive who's been on the run since 2013 was arrested after he flagged down a sheriff's deputy in Lafourche Parish Sunday. According to the Lafourche Parish Sheriff's Office, 30-year-old Jansen Simon had been stranded on the side of the road in Raceland while traveling with friends.... more »
  • Denham Springs officers searching for man after several drugs, guns seized

    July 17, 2017 2:09 PM

    DENHAM SPRINGS – The Denham Springs Police Department arrested one man and currently searching for another after several drugs and guns were seized during a search of a Denham Springs home. On July 13, Denham Springs Police Department officers with the assistance of the Livingston Parish... more »
  • EBRSO: 2 arrested after man repels neighbor with wasp spray during confrontation

    July 15, 2017 6:33 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Deputies arrested a pair of feuding neighbors after a Friday afternoon confrontation involving a chunk of concrete and can of wasp spray. According to the East Baton Rouge Sheriff's Office, deputies responded to the 13000 block of Honey Drive where they found 35-year-old Jacob Dickerson lying... more »
  • Police: Man fights officer after buying fake drugs

    July 15, 2017 4:21 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Officers arrested a man Friday after he bought a piece of trash which he believed to be drugs and got into a scuffle with police. According to Baton Rouge Police, officers responded to the 1900 block of Gracie Street in reference to a reported robbery around... more »
  • Denham Springs park to reopen after reports of skin infection

    July 12, 2017 6:01 PM

    DENHAM SPRINGS – A Denham Springs park is set to reopen to the public after it was closed amid reports of children contracting a skin infection after visiting the location. The Kidz Korner Playland was closed after parents began reporting that children were becoming infected with Impetigo,... more »
  • Denham Springs splash pad remains closed amid reports of skin infection Play Video

    July 6, 2017 1:17 PM

    DENHAM SPRINGS – A splash pad in Denham Springs remains closed to the public amid reports of a skin infection being contracted by children after visiting the location . The Kidz Korner Playland in Denham Springs is closed after reports of children becoming infected with Impetigo, a... more »
  • Residents say drainage project is source of flood concerns Play Video

    June 29, 2017 5:56 PM

    DENHAM SPRINGS - The Livingston Parish Department of Public Works is investigating a culvert issue following a 2 On Your Side inquiry. Residents say three culverts that go under Dunn Road near Rustic Road Drive are the source of their flood fears and blame them for the August Flood.... more »
  • LPSO: Woman found shot on front porch, dies in hospital

    June 27, 2017 9:09 PM

    INDEPENDENCE - Deputies have arrested a man after they responded to an emergency medical call just north of Albany in Livingston Parish. According to the Livingston Parish Sheriff's Office, deputies arrived on the scene in the 36000 block of Selders Road in response to the medical call. Upon arrival,... more »
  • Police seeking vehicle in connection with death of Zachary man

    June 27, 2017 4:17 PM

    STAFFORD – Police are seeking a vehicle of interest in connection with the death of a Zachary man who was found dead in a Texas parking lot last week. On June 20, officers discovered the body of a man, later identified as 47-year-old Spencer Brown Jr. from Zachary,... more »
  • Outreach events planned for flood victims in Baton Rouge area

    June 25, 2017 9:47 PM

    BATON ROUGE - A series of outreach events has been planned for the Baton Rouge area in order to help flood victims get the assistance they need. Three outreach events have been scheduled on Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday due to the high volume of flood-impacted homeowners visiting the Baton... more »
  • LSU fans flying high as Tigers advance to CWS finals Play Video

    June 24, 2017 11:21 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Walk-On’s on Nicholson was a packed house as fans filled the seats and bar area to watch the No. 4 LSU Tigers square off with the No. 1 Oregon State Beavers in the College World Series Semifinals. “Well, yesterday I didn't think we had a chance... more »
  • Louisiana man sentenced for theft of $165,000 in benefits

    June 24, 2017 7:19 PM

    NEW ORLEANS - A Thibodaux man has been sentenced to a year in prison and ordered to pay back more than $165,000 in fraudulently obtained Social Security benefits. The U.S. Attorney's Office in New Orleans says in a news release that 42-year-old Clint A. Schwab was sentenced Thursday.... more »
  • Governor Edwards signs bill requiring warning signs for speed cameras

    June 24, 2017 3:08 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Cities and towns that use cameras to catch speeders will soon have to post signs notifying drivers about the monitoring. Gov. John Bel Edwards has signed into law a bill requiring the signs to be posted between 250 feet and 500 feet of the location... more »
  • 5 arrested in Livingston murder case, victim identified

    June 22, 2017 2:30 PM

    DENHAM SPRINGS – Five people, including a juvenile, face charges for a shooting where a 19-year-old was killed overnight in Livingston Parish. The victim, Michael Avara, was shot in the abdomen and died at a hospital hours later, authorities revealed in a news release. Detectives said Avara, 19, and... more »
  • EBRSO: Slidell contractor accused of scamming flood victim

    June 21, 2017 6:37 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Deputies have arrested a contractor after he allegedly took thousands of dollars from a flood victim and failed to complete work on her home. According to the East Baton Rouge Sheriff's Office, the victim hired 51-year-old Mark Tomerlin of Slidell and his company, All-Star Construction, to... more »
  • Man arrested after groping woman in Hooters restroom, running from police

    June 20, 2017 6:19 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Officers have arrested a man on charges of sexual battery and resisting arrest after he allegedly groped a woman in a Hooters bathroom and fled from police Monday night. Police arrived at the Hooters on Corporate Boulevard in response to a disturbance around 10:30 p.m. Monday.... more »
  • Police: Man arrested after fatal shooting at Father's Day celebration in Slidell

    June 19, 2017 1:58 PM

    SLIDELL - Police say a man was arrested after a dispute between family and friends at a Father's Day celebration turned deadly Sunday night. According to the Slidell Police Department, several residents reported gunfire in the 1300 block of Sunset Drive around 8:45 p.m. Sunday. Police say the... more »
  • Louisiana House passes $28 billion-plus budget

    June 14, 2017 6:17 PM

    BATON ROUGE - With the narrowest vote, lawmakers in the Louisiana House spurned their GOP leaders and backed a $28 billion-plus operating budget that would use every dollar forecast to be available for spending. The vote was a blow to House Republican leaders who wanted to withhold $100... more »
  • WBRSO locates missing Brusly man

    June 14, 2017 3:13 PM

    BRUSLY - The West Baton Rouge Sheriff's Office has safely located a man who went missing Friday. The sheriff's office says 46-year-old Cedric Davis went missing after he left his home Friday. A search for David went underway until he was found Wednesday afternoon. Deputies say friends were... more »
  • EBRSO: Man bound with electrical cables, cars stolen in armed robbery

    June 14, 2017 2:37 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Deputies arrested a man Tuesday after he allegedly robbed a victim at gunpoint inside of his own home and fled the scene in a stolen sports car. The East Baton Rouge Sheriff's Office first responded to the robbery on June 4, at a home on Landis... more »
  • Convenience store employee brutally beaten, mugged on his way to work Play Video

    June 13, 2017 9:46 PM

    BATON ROUGE - A long-time convenience store employee was mugged and badly beaten while biking to work from his Garden District home this month. The victim, Bruce Scott, works at the B-Quik on Perkins Road, and after more than 15 years of employment there, he’s become more than just... more »
  • Sting operation leads to arrest of pawn shop manager accused of buying stolen goods Play Video

    June 13, 2017 8:54 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Deputies have arrested the manager of a Baton Rouge pawn shop after they say he knowingly obtained over $1,500 worth of stolen items with the intent to sell them. According to the East Baton Rouge Sheriff's Office, 39-year-old Christopher Osterberger was arrested after deputies found that... more »
  • BRPD seeking suspect in armed robbery on Perkins Road

    June 13, 2017 6:00 PM

    BATON ROUGE - The Baton Rouge Police Department is seeking a suspect in connection with an armed robbery at a Circle K over the weekend. According to police, the armed robbery occurred at a Circle K in the 3000 block of Perkins Road around 8 p.m. Sunday. Police say... more »
  • DOTD details $72 million project to widen I-10 near Highland Road

    June 13, 2017 4:43 PM

    BATON ROUGE - The Louisiana Department of Transportation and Development has announced the successful proposer for a $72 million project that will widen Interstate 10 near Highland Road. According to DOTD Secretary Shawn D. Wilson, James Construction Group, LLC, will carry out the project to widen the interstate from... more »
  • Report: NOPD investigating deadly crash involving ATV, dirt bikes

    June 13, 2017 2:27 PM

    NEW ORLEANS - The New Orleans Police Department is investigating a deadly crash involving an ATV and two dirt bikes on Chef Menteur Highway that occurred Monday night. According to police, the crash happened around 8:30 p.m. Monday near the intersection of Chef Menteur Highway and Majestic Oaks Drive.... more »
  • Woman relieved after boyfriend apprehended for murder

    June 12, 2017 8:50 PM

    BATON ROUGE - A Baton Rouge woman is breathing a sigh of relief after her live-in boyfriend was apprehended by police for fatally stabbing a man over the weekend. According to the Baton Rouge Police Department, the incident occurred around 9:30 p.m. Saturday in the 120 block of North... more »
  • Flood surcharge on June water bills explained Play Video

    June 12, 2017 6:41 PM

    BATON ROUGE - As Baton Rouge, Ascension and Livingston Parish residents open their water bills this month, some may notice an "August 2016 Flood Recovery Surcharge" added to their bill. It's not much - just a few cents - but it's enough for a few WBRZ viewers to question... more »
  • BRPD, other organizations help flood victims relax for a day Play Video

    June 11, 2017 11:41 PM

    BATON ROUGE - The joining of forces between Young Leaders Academy, Trinity Episcopal, St. Likes Episcopal Church, and the Baton Rouge Police Department has yielded “Men and Dads Unplugged”, a community outreach program developed to let those affected by the August 2016 flood get a day of relaxation. "Today... more »
  • Denham Springs to receive nearly $2.8 million in FEMA funding for debris removal

    May 31, 2017 12:51 PM

    DENHAM SPRINGS – Denham Springs will receive nearly $2.8 million in FEMA disaster funding to assist with citywide debris removal following the August 2016 flood. The funding marks about $8.5 million in federal reimbursements for debris removal in the city, according to FEMA. The agency has also awarded more... more »
  • Livingston Parish to receive additional $622K for flood recovery

    May 15, 2017 5:06 PM

    BATON ROUGE - FEMA’s Public Assistance program has awarded Livingston Parish an additional $622,000 to assist with emergency protective measures following the 2016 August floods. Disaster funding will reimburse Livingston parish for medical and evacuation costs of nearly 600 inmates as well as for animal rescue and housing services... more »
  • Denham Springs High School assistant football coach dies suddenly Play Video

    May 4, 2017 7:34 PM

    DENHAM SPRINGS – Denham Springs High School Assistant Football Coach, Joey Chustz, died on Wednesday, leaving a community in disbelief. Instead of the usual hustle and bustle, the football field remains quiet. "It's not something you expect at all," student Carl St. Cyr said. "You're really at a... more »
  • Denham Springs neighborhood says water has 'nowhere to go' Play Video

    May 4, 2017 7:13 PM

    DENHAM SPRINGS - A slope behind homes in Livingston Parish has been catching water for years. The only problem is, there's nowhere for the water to go. Mae Callahan says she's lived along Tuck Lane in her Denham Springs home for about 17 years. Over time the situation has... more »
  • Plan would shift $190M in flood aid from homeowners to canal Play Video

    May 2, 2017 10:31 AM

    BATON ROUGE - Lawmakers in the state House are proposing to divert $190 million in Louisiana's congressional disaster recovery money to a flood protection project. The move would strip some aid earmarked for homeowners struggling to recover after last year's flooding. The House Appropriations Committee added language to next year's... more »
  • Police arrest man who broke out of patrol car Play Video

    April 27, 2017 3:19 PM

    DENHAM SPRINGS – The Denham Springs Police Department arrested a man who escaped from the back of a patrol car Thursday afternoon. The search for Nicholas Allen began around 2 p.m. According to the police department, officers were serving a warrant at America's Best Value Inn off of Range... more »
  • Renter claims landlord not making repairs, evicted Wednesday Play Video

    April 26, 2017 6:22 PM

    DENHAM SPRINGS - A renter was evicted from her apartment Wednesday for withholding rent from her landlord. Durante Converse tells 2 On Your Side she has good reason. There's mold growing in her apartment, in the air ducts, under the sinks and along the floorboards. After repeatedly asking her... more »
  • Unknown body unearthed by flood to be buried in new grave

    April 26, 2017 11:37 AM

    DENHAM SPRINGS - An unidentified body unearthed by an August flood in Louisiana will be buried in a newly marked grave. News outlets report the City Council voted Tuesday to allow the reinternment of the body in a single plot at the Denham Springs Memorial Cemetery after efforts to identify... more »
  • FEMA dirt pile creating mess for property owner Play Video

    April 17, 2017 6:12 PM

    DENHAM SPRINGS - Large mounds of dirt have been creating an issue for a homeowner who recently moved back into his home following the August flood. Donald Spencer says the dirt washes from the property next door onto his yard every time it rains and sits on his property.... more »
  • Denham Springs man charged with animal cruelty in N.C.

    April 11, 2017 11:55 AM

    ALEXANDER COUNTY – A Denham Springs man who owned a dog training business in North Carolina is accused of animal cruelty and abandonment after deputies found several dead animals inside a building he rented. According to a report from WCNC, the Alexander County Sheriff's Office received a call to... more »
  • Passenger ejected, driver injured in Denham Springs crash

    April 7, 2017 8:52 PM

    DENHAM SPRINGS - One person was ejected from a vehicle after a crash in Denham Springs. A spokesperson for the Livingston Parish Sheriff's Office says the vehicle was traveling westbound on Lockhart Road near Magnolia Blvd. Officials say the vehicle veered right for unknown reasons and drove into... more »
  • Flood recovery summit Thursday in Denham Springs Play Video

    April 6, 2017 8:51 AM

    DENHAM SPRINGS, La. - Countless people are still recovering from the August floods, with no end in sight. Local leaders are trying to change that tonight. The Flood Recovery Summit will play host to several speakers, who will try to answer questions, that will hopefully get some back on... more »
  • Woman wanted for identity theft in Denham Springs

    March 29, 2017 8:39 AM

    DENHAM SPRINGS – Deputies in Livingston Parish are asking for the public’s help to identify a woman wanted for identity theft. According to LPSO, the woman was seen visiting several businesses located off Juban Road in February. Investigators say she used someone else’s identity to open accounts then charged... more »
  • Controversial councilman quits, moves away after flood

    March 28, 2017 9:55 AM

    DENHAM SPRINGS – Councilman Chris Davis resigned from his seat on the city's governing body. Davis resigned, he said in a letter, because damage to his family's home after the August flood was too great. Davis lived on Oakwood Drive, off Range south of I-12. The are was inundated... more »
  • Man wanted for using fraudulent credit cards in Denham Springs

    March 23, 2017 3:07 PM

    DENHAM SPRINGS – The Denham Springs Police Department is requesting the public's assistance in identifying a man wanted for using fraudulent credit cards. According to the police department, the suspect used several fraudulent credit cards to purchase $3,000 worth of retail merchandise. Anyone with any information on the... more »
  • Denham Springs bar affected by flood to be featured on 'Bar Rescue' show Play Video

    March 21, 2017 9:47 PM

    DENHAM SPRINGS - A Denham Springs bar will be featured on Spike TV's show "Bar Rescue" Sunday evening. Big Mike's Bar and Grill, located on Aspen Square, suffered severe damage from the August flood of 2016. The establishment took on almost six feet of water and lost around $250,000... more »
  • Home Depot in Denham Springs to hold hiring event

    March 21, 2017 6:08 PM

    DENHAM SPRINGS – The Home Depot in Denham Springs is hosting a hiring event for 30 job openings at the store. The hiring event is a part of a nationwide effort to hire more associates to gear up for spring, the store's busiest season. Openings include cashier, freight,... more »
  • BRPD: contractor accused of scamming elderly victim

    March 15, 2017 10:57 AM

    BATON ROUGE – Baton Rouge Police detectives have arrested a Denham Springs contractor on multiple fraud charges Wednesday. Police say Andrew Darian was charged with two counts of home improvement fraud, felony theft, misapplication of payment and theft of assets of an aged person. Investigators say two victims,... more »
  • State police find missing Denham Springs teen safe

    March 10, 2017 2:42 PM

    UPDATE: Kailee Dartt has been found safe. DENHAM SPRINGS – State Police are searching for a missing teen who was last seen Thursday in Denham Springs. Louisiana State Police say Kailee Isabella Dartt, 14, was last seen between 4 p.m. to 5 p.m. on Thursday near Pecan Creek... more »
  • Homeowners out thousands, sued by contractor that did little work Play Video

    March 8, 2017 6:42 PM

    PRAIRIEVILLE - There's an investigation into a contractor based out of Denham Springs. Multiple flood victims tell 2 On Your Side the company TWG Contractors appears to be signing onto jobs, taking payment and not completing the work. Jerry and Donna Baxter have lived in their Prairieville home for... more »
  • School wears blue to honor student killed while walking to school

    March 7, 2017 11:18 AM

    DENHAM SPRINGS – Students at Denham Springs Freshman High wore blue Tuesday to honor the 14-year-old who was killed while walking to school last week. Police say Bryce Edling was crossing Cockerham Road in Denham Springs when he was struck by a pickup truck outside Northside Baptist Church Thursday.... more »
  • Second suspect arrested for attempted murder in Denham Springs stabbing

    March 6, 2017 12:10 PM

    DENHAM SPRINGS – Deputies in Livingston say a second suspect has been arrested and another is on the run after a stabbing in Denham Springs Sunday night. LPSO deputies arrested 21-year-old Ruben Barreras Tuesday in connection to the stabbing. He is charged with second degree battery and attempted second... more »
  • Police cracking down on speed where teen was struck Play Video

    March 3, 2017 7:49 PM

    DENHAM SPRINGS – Police were out on a stretch of roadway just one day after a teenager was struck to warn drivers to slow down. Residents say that Cocheram Road is notorious for speeders. "They've been going fast for quite some time," resident Lance Lewis said. Just across... more »

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