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  • Man claims his severe losses came from contractor, not flood Play Video

    September 23, 2016 5:04 PM

    DENHAM SPRINGS- A man fortunate enough not to lose everything in the flood, managed to lose everything after. Ray Riley blames the State's Shelter at Home Program and one of the contractors doing the work. What should have been a relatively simple job, turned his family's life into a nightmare.... more »
  • Local businesses in Denham discuss how to stay resilient after the flood Play Video

    September 20, 2016 9:15 PM

    DENHAM SPRINGS - Some small businesses owners is Livingston Parish wanted to ensure locals remember how important the small shops are in the community. Tonight, local bookstore owner John Cavelier and his wife brought together small business owners and other community members to discuss keeping the small shops resilient after... more »
  • Politics and FEMA housing? Politician's daughter has sought-after mobile home Play Video

    September 20, 2016 6:49 PM

    DENHAM SPRINGS- There are allegations of politics playing into who gets into FEMA Mobile Housing Units. To date, only 16 people have MHU's - manufactured housing units - in Livingston Parish. One of the first people to get one was the daughter of Parish President Layton Ricks. Some parish employees... more »
  • Trailer, heirlooms stolen from flood victims' yard Play Video

    September 19, 2016 11:33 PM

    DENHAM SPRINGS- Kenny and Cindy Spinosa considered themselves somewhat lucky after the flood. Six feet of water flooded their house and ruined almost everything, except for their most cherished possessions, which were kept safe and high on a closet shelf. Among those items: wedding albums, family photos and videos,... more »
  • Denham Springs man killed after striking horse on US 190

    September 16, 2016 11:15 AM

    SATSUMA – State Police say a Denham Springs man is dead after his car struck a horse on US 190 in Livingston Parish Friday morning. According to Louisiana State Police, the crash happened around 1 a.m. on US 190 east of Satsuma Road. Investigators say 24-year-old Joshua Marange... more »
  • Denham Springs flood victim floored after flood insurance hike Play Video

    September 15, 2016 5:18 PM

    DENHAM SPRINGS- Tonight a man who lost everything in the August floods wants to know why his flood insurance went up hundreds of dollars. FEMA said it would not raise rates and would not redo the flood maps. Billy Hames had nearly six feet of water inside his Jerlyn Drive... more »
  • Residents in Denham Springs urged to double check rebuilding permits Play Video

    September 14, 2016 11:20 AM

    DENHAM SPRINGS- If you live in the city limits of Denham Springs and were issued a building permit by the parish, you need to stop work immediately until you get the proper permit from the city. If you don't, it could affect your wallet. City leaders say if you don't... more »
  • Denham Springs High School holds pep rally ahead of first game since flooding Play Video

    September 8, 2016 11:52 PM

    DENHAM SPRINGS - Denham Springs high school sent the message out at their pep rally Thursday night that their team, and community, are okay. And they're ready for some football. The pep rally comes a day before the Yellow Jackets first game of the season. For many, it will... more »
  • Denham Springs temporary post office offers 24-hour pickup service

    September 8, 2016 4:47 PM

    DENHAM SPRINGS – Denham Springs residents now have access to 24-hour pickup service for P.O. box mail at the temporary postal office. P.O. Box pickup is now available 24 hours a day for seven days a week at the temporary Denham Springs post office that has been set up... more »
  • Denham Springs Rite Aid opens temporary pharmacy to serve patients following flood

    September 2, 2016 10:18 AM

    DENHAM SPRINGS – Rite Aid announced the opening of a temporary pharmacy inside one of its Denham Springs stores to serve the pharmacy needs of patients who have been affected by the recent historic flooding. The temporary pharmacy will operate out of the Rite Aid store located at 2308... more »
  • EPA report: Some oil leaked from facility during August flood

    August 31, 2016 4:35 PM

    DENHAM SPRINGS - The EPA said displaced oil containers discharged between 300 and 600 gallons of unused motor oil into a neighborhood during the August 2016 flood event. The information comes after a federal inquiry into complaints from neighbors who live around Lard Oil Company on Florida Avenue in... more »
  • Postal Service updates returning mail service

    August 30, 2016 5:32 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Postal officials say they’ve made significant progress in restoring mail service to residents of the Capital Area following recent historic flooding. The Postal Service says huge strides have been made each day with USPS continuing to make progress toward ensuring customers receive timely, efficient and reliable... more »
  • Denham Springs cancels annual fall festival as recovery continues

    August 30, 2016 4:50 PM

    DENHAM SPRINGS - The Antique Village Merchants Association has announced the annual Denham Springs fall festival is cancelled for this year while residents work to pick up the pieces following record-breaking flooding. DSANA President Al Bye said the decision was made after it became apparent that many integral elements... more »
  • Denham Springs police searching for 5 stolen ATVs

    August 29, 2016 6:35 PM

    DENHAM SPRINGS – The Denham Springs City Police Department is currently seeking information about five stolen all-terrain vehicles (ATVs). On Monday, officers responded to a theft complaint at Outdoor Powerhouse in the 2300 block of Florida Boulevard. The ATVs were new but flood damaged and placed side by... more »
  • Repairs to Florida Blvd bridge expected to be completed in 10 days

    August 29, 2016 12:34 AM

    DENHAM SPRINGS – Parts of Florida Blvd between Denham Springs and Walker were closed Sunday night after a bridge over West Colyell Creek sustained damage. City of Walker officials said Wednesday that the US 190 bridge has been given top priority by the governor's office and DOTD. Work at... more »
  • In Denham Springs, even modest recovery raises hope

    August 28, 2016 2:59 PM

    DENHAM SPRINGS - Even the most modest signs of recovery are lifting weary spirits in Denham Springs, a Baton Rouge suburb at the epicenter of the catastrophic flooding in south Louisiana. Floodwaters damaged an estimated 90 percent of homes and businesses in the city, but Mayor Gerard Landry and many... more »
  • FEMA disaster recovery center opens in Denham Springs Saturday

    August 26, 2016 6:46 PM

    BATON ROUGE – FEMA will open a disaster recovery center in Denham Springs Saturday after historic flooding ravaged much of Livingston Parish last week. The FEMA disaster recovery center will be open from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. at the following location: North Park Recreation Center (At... more »
  • Denham Springs flood victim identified

    August 24, 2016 3:18 PM

    DENHAM SPRINGS – The Livingston Parish Coroner’s Office has identified one of the victims of last week’s historic flooding. According to the Livingston Parish Sheriff’s Office, the body of 53-year-old William Thomas, of South Point Drive in Denham Springs, was found last Wednesday in a wooded area. The body... more »
  • Mail pick-up location for Denham Springs residents changes

    August 24, 2016 2:02 PM

    DENHAM SPRINGS – Denham Springs residents with the 70726 zip code who were impacted by the recent flood no longer have to pick up their mail at the Baton Rouge Mail Processing Plant, located on Bluebonnet Road. Instead, residents are advised to go to the Denham Springs Post Office... more »
  • Denham Springs sets guidelines for building repair permits

    August 23, 2016 9:14 PM

    DENHAM SPRINGS - The City of Denham Springs released a statement regarding permits for repairs to structures following the recent flood events. City officials reminded everyone that the first step in the process is to remove all wet materials and let the building dry out. After “gutting” the structure,... more »
  • Antique shops managing to pick up the pieces after flood Play Video

    August 22, 2016 8:08 PM

    DENHAM SPRINGS – The shops in the Denham Springs Antique District are known for the pieces of history they collect and sell. Now, these items, some hundreds of years old, are left in shambles. "I didn't know the force of the water," Deanna Welch, of Louisiana Purchase Antiques, said.... more »
  • Family's survival story: Sought shelter from rising water in ceiling alcove Play Video

    August 20, 2016 12:04 AM

    DENHAM SPRINGS – For many following the recent flooding over the past week, the weekend will be back-breaking, but not for the tight-knit group on Bend Road in Denham Springs who is just lucky to be alive. The house, built in 1943, for decades stayed dry. "We've had... more »
  • Post Office resumes delivery service to some in Denham Springs

    August 18, 2016 4:11 PM

    DENHAM SPRINGS - The Postal Service says people who live on accessible roads in Denham Springs can expect mail delivery to resume as soon as Thursday. Customers in the 70706 zip code were directed to pick up their mail at the Baton Rouge Mail Processing Plant on Bluebonnet Road... more »
  • PHOTOS: Devastation revealed as floodwaters recede

    August 16, 2016 11:26 AM

    DENHAM SPRINGS - Officials in Denham Springs say around 90 percent of homes experienced flooding during unrivaled flooding that came to the region last weekend. All around town, water lines show just how high the flood got. Water levels are continuing to drop, but the true scale of the... more »
  • Large number of travel restrictions lifted in Livingston Parish

    August 16, 2016 10:37 AM

    LIVINGSTON PARISH - Officials in Livingston Parish announced that they are lifting a majority of the traffic restrictions that have kept Denham Springs at a standstill during early recovery efforts. Parish President Layton Ricks said all travel restrictions for most of the parish are now dismissed. However, Ricks points... more »
  • Most people in Livingston Parish lost everything, sheriff says

    August 15, 2016 11:25 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Rescue efforts stretched into their fourth day on Monday as a new week began along with the first glimmerings of recovery in an area decimated by floods over the weekend. More than 15,000 people were rescued in Livingston Parish alone since Friday with those efforts remaining... more »
  • 10,000 in shelters after catastrophic flooding

    August 15, 2016 2:14 AM

    BATON ROUGE - More than 20,000 people have been rescued from their homes and search efforts will continue on Monday as widespread, catastrophic flooding came to south Louisiana. The rising water was centered around Baton Rouge, Denham Springs and surrounding parishes. 10,000 of the number rescued spent Sunday night... more »
  • Area of Denham Springs under boil water advisory

    July 28, 2016 6:29 PM

    DENHAM SPRINGS – A boil water advisory has been issued for an area of Denham Springs on Thursday afternoon. The advisory is for the area of Lockhart Road between Dunn Road and Cockerham Road. According to the The Ward Two Water District, the water supply system is experiencing problems with... more »
  • Donations sought to upgrade police ballistic vests Play Video

    July 26, 2016 9:45 PM

    DENHAM SPRINGS - More than a week after six officers were shot in the line of duty during a targeted ambush attack in Baton Rouge, one group says it is imperative to increase the amount of protection offered to men and women in the line of duty. Currently, it's... more »
  • Man drowned after boat overturned in Denham Springs

    July 26, 2016 12:51 PM

    DENHAM SPRINGS – Livingston Parish Sheriff’s Office deputies are responded to a drowning on Plantation Lake Avenue in Denham Springs around 10 a.m. on Tuesday morning. Initial reports indicated that an adult male and juvenile were in a boat and fishing. The boat capsized and the juvenile was able... more »
  • Livingston woman dead after morning crash in Denham Springs

    July 1, 2016 7:01 PM

    DENHAM SPRINGS – State Police say a Livingston woman is dead after a morning crash in Livingston Parish Monday. According to Louisiana State Police, 62-year-old Judy Soulier died from her injuries after a Jeep Cherokee crossed a center lane on LA 1026, striking Soulier’s car head-on. Police say... more »
  • Livingston Parish street repairs in second phase Play Video

    June 14, 2016 6:56 PM

    DENHAM SPRINGS – A series of roads in Denham Springs are soon to get a face lift. Residents of Denham Springs say that the streets are not only bad in the parish, but dangerous for drivers. "If you come through it'll mess up your front end, it's just ridiculous," Paul... more »
  • Three dogs living alone, cause concern among neighbors

    June 2, 2016 6:41 PM

    DENHAM SPRINGS - For months, three dogs have been living alone in the backyard of a home, without supervision. Residents tell News 2 the owner of the home, located on Hawks Cove, moved away months ago. "I don't ever see anyone feeding them, giving them water, how are... more »
  • Mayor testifies in day 3 of fired police chief's appeals hearing

    May 31, 2016 11:27 PM

    DENHAM SPRINGS - An appeals hearing for the fired Denham Springs Police Chief recessed Tuesday night, again without a decision about Scott Jones' fate. Denham Springs Mayor Gerard Landry was among those questioned Tuesday evening. It was the third night of the hearing which began last Tuesday and Wednesday... more »
  • Decision on fired police chief's appeal delayed until next week

    May 26, 2016 12:27 AM

    DENHAM SPRINGS - Following more than 4 hours of testimony Wednesday night, an appeals hearing for the Denham Springs Police chief who was fired in April ended without a decision. It was the second consecutive night the hearing continued for more than four hours. At the conclusion, a motion... more »
  • Day 1 of fired police chief's hearing ends with no decision

    May 24, 2016 2:21 PM

    DENHAM SPRINGS - Day 1 of an appeals hearing for the former Denham Springs Police chief who was fired last month ended without a decision. Scott Jones and Captain Steve Kistler were fired in April at a special council meeting . The pair were accused of mishandling a domestic... more »
  • Driver arrested for DWI after single vehicle crash

    May 22, 2016 9:53 PM

    DENHAM SPRINGS – State Police say one person was arrested for driving while intoxicated after a crash in Denham Springs Sunday afternoon. A spokesperson for Louisiana State Police said the single vehicle crash happened on Walker South Road Sunday afternoon. One person received minor injuries and was transported to... more »
  • Following mistaken release, man's DWI charge upgraded

    May 19, 2016 11:31 AM

    DENHAM SPRINGS – Two months after being arrested twice in the same night on DWI charges, the district attorney here upgraded the charges against Jeffery Blough. The original DWI charge Blough was first arrested for on the night of March 19 was changed to a 4th offense DWI, court... more »
  • Denham Springs Police officer accused of abusing ex-wife

    May 11, 2016 4:19 PM

    DENHAM SPRINGS - Detectives in Livingston Parish say a Denham Springs Police officer was arrested Tuesday after a domestic battery incident involving his former wife. According to Livingston Parish Sheriff Jason Ard, deputies arrested 30-year-old Landon Blake Groger for one count of misdemeanor domestic abuse battery. Ard said the... more »
  • Grand jury indicts man in fatal shooting in Denham Springs

    May 10, 2016 10:04 AM

    LIVINGSTON - A Livingston Parish grand jury has indicted a 24-year-old man in the March 28 shooting death of Derick Stewart in Denham Springs. Brian K. Allen was indicted Monday on a count of second-degree murder. Allen had been scheduled for a preliminary exam hearing Monday afternoon, but the indictment... more »
  • After trapped for hours, driver recovering from crash Play Video

    May 1, 2016 8:48 PM

    DENHAM SPRINGS – State Police say a teen is expected to be okay after being trapped in a car that was involved in a single-vehicle crash in Denham Springs Sunday afternoon. According to Louisiana State Police, the crash happened on LA 1024 near Clinton Allen Road around 4:12 p.m.... more »
  • Pedestrian killed in early morning LA 16 crash

    April 29, 2016 10:10 AM

    DENHAM SPRINGS - State Police have reported that a man died after he was hit by a pickup truck near Denham Springs in Livingston Parish early Friday morning. Troopers say the single-vehicle crash took the life of 46-year-old Jason Taylor, of Greenwell Springs. The crash happened on LA 16... more »
  • Denham Springs PD selects interim chief Play Video

    April 28, 2016 5:41 PM

    DENHAM SPRINGS - The City of Denham Springs has selected an interim replacement for former Chief Scott Jones who was fired last month. Captain J. Shannon Womack will take over the position. The Denham Springs Police Department website lists Womack as Uniform Patrol Commander. He is also responsible for... more »
  • Former Denham Springs Police Chief to appeal firing

    April 20, 2016 11:59 AM

    DENHAM SPRINGS - The Denham Springs Municipal Fire and Police Civil Service Board has confirmed that the former police chief plans to appeal his termination. Ex-Police Chief Scott Jones and a second officer were put on administrative leave in February after the mayor raised questions about an investigation into... more »
  • Report released on firing of Denham Springs Police chief Play Video

    April 14, 2016 2:25 PM

    DENHAM SPRINGS - The city of Denham Springs released a 200-page report on the investigation into recently-fired police Chief Scott Jones. The city of Denham Springs released a lengthy report to @WBRZ about the firing of Chief Scott Jones & Cpt. Kistler. pic.twitter.com/y5zATLznvf — Troy Gaulden WBRZ (@TroyGaulden)... more »
  • FOLLOW UP: Good samaritan honored after saving cop

    April 12, 2016 10:02 PM

    DENHAM SPRINGS - The city of Denham Springs honored a man Tuesday night credited with saving a police officer's life earlier this year. The good deed didn't come without consequences. Gordon Simoneaux broke his ankle helping a police officer who was being attacked by another man at a hotel in... more »
  • Denham Springs using grant for new bulletproof vests Play Video

    April 12, 2016 5:35 PM

    DENHAM SPRINGS - The city of Denham Springs plans to apply for a federal grant that could bring in up to 10 new bulletproof vests for its police department. Right now, 10 of 30 vests need to be replaced. Bulletproof vests last five years and cost around $750 each. Through... more »
  • Search for new Denham Springs Police chief begins Play Video

    April 8, 2016 6:03 PM

    DENHAM SPRINGS - The search for an interim police chief is underway in Denham Springs after the firing of Chief Scott Jones and Captain Steve Kistler. Both Jones and Kistler were fired by the Denham Springs Council Thursday night after an investigating committee looked into the handling of a domestic... more »
  • After calling WBRZ, money raised for good Samaritan who helped police officer Play Video

    April 7, 2016 5:54 PM

    DENHAM SPRINGS - The city of Denham Springs is trying to raise money for a man who broke an ankle while helping a police officer in need. While attending a birthday party at a Denham Springs hotel Gordon Simoneaux noticed a man inside a car who appeared intoxicated. A Denham... more »
  • Denham Springs fires police chief Play Video

    April 6, 2016 6:51 PM

    DENHAM SPRINGS - The city council approved the mayor's request to fire Police Chief Scott Jones. The firing came during a heavily-attended special council meeting Thursday afternoon. WBRZ reporter Brett Buffington reported from inside the standing-room only council room where Jones was fired shortly after 5 p.m. Jones... more »
  • Acadian Ambulance Service truck crashes into dump truck in Denham Springs

    April 5, 2016 2:33 PM

    BATON ROUGE- A car crash involving an Acadian Ambulance Service truck and a dump truck happened Tuesday afternoon in Denham Springs. The accident happened on Range Avenue near I-12 when a dump truck stopped in front of an Acadian Ambulance service truck. The Acadian Ambulance truck did not stop soon... more »
  • Rides inspected ahead of first Denham Springs Fair Play Video

    April 1, 2016 5:54 PM

    DENHAM SPRINGS - State Fire Marshals spent Friday inspecting carnival rides before the first ever Denham Springs Fair kicked off. Fire marshals combed over all 13 rides at South Park on Vincent Road to ensure safety. Marshals are required to inspect rides at some point during a fair or festival,... more »
  • Man arrested twice on same night for DWI Play Video

    March 25, 2016 7:14 PM

    BATON ROUGE- A man with a troubled history of getting arrested for driving while intoxicated managed to get arrested twice in the same night for DWI recently. Investigators said this past weekend's arrests bring his total of DWI arrests up to 12. It's unclear how many of those resulted... more »
  • Man seeks new sentencing in heroin overdose death

    March 24, 2016 8:44 AM

    BATON ROUGE- A Denham Springs man sentenced to life in prison in the alleged heroin overdose death of his girlfriend in 2013 is asking a state judge to rethink the punishment. Jarret McCasland's attorney, Rodney Messina, contends in a motion for reconsideration of sentence that the life term without parole... more »
  • Walk-Ons to celebrate grand opening in Denham Springs

    March 17, 2016 2:15 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Walk-On’s will open its new location in Denham Springs on Monday, Mar. 21. The new restaurant, located at 27010 Crossing Circle in the Juban Crossing shopping center, will be the third Walk On’s in the Baton Rouge area and eight statewide location. “Juban Crossing is such an... 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 »
  • Fire that destroyed Denham Springs home started in shed; mom & 2 kids unharmed Play Video

    March 8, 2016 12:05 AM

    DENHAM SPRINGS - Investigators believe a two-alarm fire that destroyed a Denham Springs home Monday night started in a shed that was attached to the residence. Fire investigators said they are looking at whether an electrical short sparked the blaze. The home was a total loss. The house... more »
  • Kohl's will announce locations of 18 closures in a month

    February 26, 2016 10:25 AM

    MENOMONEE FALLS, Wis. - Kohl’s will close 18 under performing stores this year the company announced this week. Specific locations to be closed won't be announced until the end of March, the company said in a news release about the closure. Kohl's said the closures will save the company... more »
  • Watson appliance repairman arrested for ripping off 85-year-old victim

    February 25, 2016 6:47 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Police said they arrested a Watson appliance repairman after an 85-year-old victim contacted them to say the man had ripped him off. 37-year-old Evan Stribling was booked into the parish prison on charges of felony theft, theft of assets from aged/disabled person and misapplication of contractor... more »
  • Councilman says domestic abuse arrest was 'misunderstanding' Play Video

    February 23, 2016 12:08 AM

    DENHAM SPRINGS - Monday night, a city councilman in Denham Springs returned to his seat for the first time since he was arrested on Domestic Abuse Battery charges. He spoke to News 2's cameras for the first time. "This whole thing has been a misunderstanding," Chris Davis claims. "You know,... more »
  • New street signs going up in Denham Springs Play Video

    February 18, 2016 5:32 PM

    DENHAM SPRINGS - The city of Denham Springs is overhauling hundreds of old street signs after getting a $22,000 grant. Work is underway to replace the faded street signs around the city. The reflective coating on street signs typically lasts 8-10 years. However, many of the signs in Denham Springs... more »
  • City's top cop, captain on leave pending investigation into how department handled call

    February 17, 2016 2:14 PM

    DENHAM SPRINGS - The police chief and a department captain were placed on leave, WBRZ learned Wednesday. The city attorney said Chief Scott Jones and Captain Steve Kistler are on paid leave while an internal investigation unfolds. The investigation is over how the response to a domestic violence call... more »
  • Denham Springs councilman's arrest talk of town Play Video

    February 12, 2016 5:25 PM

    DENHAM SPRINGS - The domestic abuse battery arrest of Denham Springs Councilman Chris Davis has people talking around town. Denham Springs Police arrested Davis Thursday for an incident that happened in January at a home on Oakwood Drive. The councilman now faces a misdemeanor count of first-offense domestic abuse... more »
  • Judge orders life sentence for man convicted of heroin overdose death Play Video

    February 12, 2016 3:23 PM

    BATON ROUGE - A judge ordered Thursday that a Denham Springs man found guilty in the 2013 heroin overdose death of his girlfriend will spend the rest of his life in prison. Judge Don Johnson kept in line the decison made by a jury in 2013 who convicted 26-year-old... more »
  • Denham City councilman arrested on domestic abuse/battery charges

    February 11, 2016 8:21 PM

    DENHAM SPRINGS - A city councilman was booked into jail on domestic abuse/battery charges Thursday. Chris Davis was charged with a misdemeanor. Davis, who is described as a conservative Republican on the city's website , was elected in 2011. He is a corporate environmental health and safety manager,... more »

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