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  • 19-year-old faces charges after standoff

    December 18, 2014 8:13 PM

    DENHAM SPRINGS- Police said they've arrested a 19-year-old after a two-hour standoff Thursday evening. Jamel Grant, of Baton Rouge, was arrested for the incident at the corner of Foster and Martin Luther King. Police said Grant's cousin was arguing with kids in the street when he came out of... more »
  • Child porn suspect's family stunned by arrest Play Video

    December 18, 2014 5:11 PM

    DENHAM SPRINGS- The family of Brian Schaller told News 2 they were stunned by the heinous charges levied against him last week. The Attorney General's office arrested Schaller after an undercover investigation. He was charged with 500 counts of possessing child pornography and another 40 counts of distributing the... more »
  • Child porn suspect given $51M bond

    December 17, 2014 6:45 PM

    DENHAM SPRINGS - An arrest in Livingston Parish led a judge to issue a staggering multi-million dollar bond for the man accused of possessing and distributing hundreds of items of child porn. The Louisiana Attorney General's Office said a joint investigation led them to charge Brian Schaller of Denham... more »
  • Denham Springs to limit overtime for employees

    December 10, 2014 10:00 AM

    DENHAM SPRINGS - The Denham Springs City Council has closed a loophole in the city's employee pay code expected to save tens of thousands of dollars per year. Under the previous code, employees were able to include vacation time in the calculation to determine when they could begin receiving overtime... more »
  • With future in question, chief mum about decision Play Video

    December 4, 2014 10:52 PM

    DENHAM SPRINGS - The city's police chief left city hall without saying a word following the Denham Springs Civil Service Commission's decision to hold disciplinary hearings targeting the chief and a department captain. The pair could possibly lose their jobs once they face the commission, which is investigating allegations... more »
  • The uphill battle to survive pancreatic cancer Play Video

    November 19, 2014 8:31 AM

    DENHAM SPRINGS - November is Pancreatic Cancer Awareness Month. The American Cancer Society predicts more than 46,000 people will be diagnosed with the disease this year, and less than 7,000 will survive. 2une In's Rebecca Buchanan caught up with Shara Rusk, a Denham Springs woman living with the deadly disease.... more »
  • Report: Cop asleep at Hooters, tests positive for animal steroid Play Video

    November 18, 2014 10:51 PM

    DENHAM SPRINGS - A report fom an internal investigation shows a cop caught sleeping on the job had three illegal steroids in his system, including one steroid meant for animal use only. Denham Springs Police Sergeant Russell Munsell resigned amid an investigation into his suspected drug abuse. Chief Scott... more »
  • Denham Springs gets revenge over Woodlawn in first round win Play Video

    November 14, 2014 11:54 PM

    When 19 seed Denham Springs found out their first round matchup in 5A would be against 14 Woodlawn, they probably were happier than most teams. See the Yellow Jackets were embarrased by the Panthers 28-0 in the first week of the season. Well, Denham Springs got their revenge tonight.... more »
  • Lieutenant: Cop passed out on prescription and illegal drugs

    November 13, 2014 10:16 PM

    DENHAM SPRINGS - Thursday, the civil service commission met again to continue its discussion about the Denham Springs Police Department and heard from a lieutenant who said a toxicology report revealed one of his fellow officers was on prescription and illegal drugs while on duty. Lt. Shannon Womack told... more »
  • LSP: Alabama fugitive arrested in Denham Springs

    November 12, 2014 6:04 PM

    DENHAM SPRINGS - State police reported the arrest Wednesday of a third suspect wanted on multiple charges after they fled from troopers Tuesday. The third individual, 21-year-old Christopher Barnwell of Elberta, Ala. was spotted by an East Baton Rouge Parish Sheriff's deputy who was on his way to work... more »
  • More drug, cover-up allegations made about officer

    November 10, 2014 10:53 PM

    DENHAM SPRINGS - Monday, the civil service commission continued its investigation into the city's police department and heard from a detective on the force who said a fellow officer fell asleep at his desk while on drugs a year ago and reported the incident to superiors. "One day (Sgt.... more »
  • EXCLUSIVE: Cop admits picture shows fellow officer asleep on the job Play Video

    November 6, 2014 11:21 PM

    DENHAM SPRINGS - At a city Civil Service Commission hearing Thursday, a Denham Springs police officer admitted that one of the department's sergeants was photographed sleeping at his desk . The commission is investigating allegations that Sgt. Russell Munsell has a drug problem and complaints about his issues are... more »
  • Pound the Pavement with the Pilot Club Play Video

    November 4, 2014 6:58 AM

    DENHAM SPRINGS - The Denham Springs Pilot Club is hosting the Pound the Pavement for Pilot 5K and Fun Run to raise money for several organizations in the area. Kayla Johnson and Terri Borde joined John Pastorek on 2une In this morning with all the details. In addition to... more »
  • Brossette scores 6 touchdowns as U High blows out Denham Springs 56-21 Play Video

    October 24, 2014 11:43 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Nick Brossette lit up the scoreboard Friday night, scoring 6 touchdowns on the way to a University High rout of Denham Springs 56-21. The game was tied at 14 with 9 minutes in the second quarter, but the Cubs took advantage of a Sam Wharton interception... more »
  • Photo becomes front and center in police inquiry Play Video

    October 23, 2014 10:53 PM

    DENHAM SPRINGS - A fired police officer is using a picture of an officer with his eyes closed to continue his fight against the department he worked for until he was terminated. Thursday, Denham Springs Police Chief Scott Jones confirmed the officer in the picture is sergeant Russell Munsell.... more »
  • EXCLUSIVE: Police department under civil service investigation Play Video

    October 16, 2014 10:34 PM

    DENHAM SPRINGS - The Denham Springs Civil Service Commission voted to investigate the town's police department following allegations about misconduct made against the chief and two other officers. Former officer, Jared Kreamer, accuses Chief Scott Jones, Captain Steve Kistler and Sergeant Russell Munzell of tampering with evidence and covering... more »
  • Masked, armed robber sought in Denham Springs

    October 15, 2014 3:39 PM

    DENHAM SPRINGS - Investigators asked for the public's help in identifying a masked man wanted in connection with the armed robbery of a Denham Springs gas station on Tuesday night. Police said the robbery happened at the Chevron station located at 100 Rushing Road West at around 10:30 p.m.... more »
  • EXCLUSIVE VIDEO: Cop fired after tirade, blames department Play Video

    October 9, 2014 10:19 PM

    DENHAM SPRINGS - Video of a police officer losing his cool is damning, but the officer involved believes it only shows the visual incident, and not the real situation of him being a victim of cronyism. This week, the Civil Service Commission upheld Mayor Jimmy Durbin's decision to fire... more »
  • Fans' Choice Award Winner Week 4: RB Tyre Goldmond Play Video

    October 1, 2014 10:14 PM

    DENHAM SPRINGS - When you score 64 points in a game, a lot of things are going your way that night. For Denham Springs, one of those right things was running back Tyre Goldman. He finished with 185 yards on the ground and three touchdowns in a 64-20 rout... more »
  • Livingston deputies look for credit card scammers

    September 30, 2014 6:11 PM

    LIVINGSTON PARISH - Sheriff's deputies are looking for information on a man and a woman accused of using a cloned credit card information to purchase more than $1,000 in prepaid credit cards at two different locations in Livingston Parish. The suspects entered Dollar General locations at Hwy 190 in... more »
  • Police: Man killed in head on, 3 vehicle crash

    September 21, 2014 10:52 AM

    DENHAM SPRINGS - State police say a man was killed and two others were injured in a head on crash Saturday afternoon. Officials say Luke Matthews III, 21, was heading north on LA hwy 16 near LA hwy 63 in a 2013 Chevrolet Impala. Matthews crossed the centerline and... more »
  • Catholic rides Guice to 3-0 record with win over Denham Springs Play Video

    September 20, 2014 12:00 AM

    DENHAM SPRINGS - Catholic High once again used its star running back to overpower an opponent, as Derrius Guice led the way to a Bears 35-13 victory over Denham Springs Friday night. Guice kicked off the scoring with a touchdown catch from Ian Briam to make the score 7-0... more »
  • California crawfish fill demand during fall months Play Video

    September 17, 2014 3:36 PM

    DENHAM SPRINGS - Crawfish season usually ends around July, but one Denham Springs seafood market has found a way to sell crawfish in the fall. Ron's Seafood on South Range Avenue gets live sacks of crawfish flown in from California in September to meet the demand for mud bugs.... more »
  • Boil water advisory lifted in Denham Springs

    September 10, 2014 2:12 PM

    DENHAM SPRINGS- The boil water advisory has been lifted for people in parts of Livingston Parish. The advisory affected residents in the Ward 2 Water District, and was put in place because of a busted water main on Amite Church Road. Officials say it is now safe for... more »
  • Boil advisory in Livingston

    September 8, 2014 8:43 PM

    DENHAM SPRINGS - A boil advisory has been issued in Livingston Parish effective immediately. The advisory affects those who live in Denham Springs on Amite Church Road due to a busted water main. Water District #2 says people living in those areas should boil their water before drinking... more »
  • Woodlawn defeats Denham Springs 28-0 Play Video

    September 5, 2014 11:48 PM

    Woodlawn defeats Denham Springs 28-0 to open the 2014 season. The Panthers led by quarterback Charles Brooks, who scored two touchdowns in the game. Woodlawn will play it's home opener next week against Madison Prep while Denham Springs will travel to Salmen more »
  • Bookkeeper accused of stealing $500,000 arrested

    September 1, 2014 2:41 PM

    BATON ROUGE - A Denham Springs woman accused of using her bookkeeping business to steal over $500,000 from one of her clients was arrested in New Orleans on Friday. Jefferson Parish police say the owner of Accurate Business Services LLC, 40-year-old Kristin Koenig, wrote checks to herself rather than... more »
  • Denham Springs overhauling bad roads Play Video

    August 12, 2014 3:12 PM

    DENHAM SPRINGS - A handful of deteriorating roads are set for a face lift in Denham Springs. It's part of a funding program that uses money from the federal government through the Department of Transportation and Development. River Road from Government Street to Centerville was repaved just weeks ago.... more »
  • Denham Springs school getting upgrades Play Video

    July 23, 2014 4:55 PM

    DENHAM SPRINGS - Denham Springs Freshman High School students will notice a new look for their school when they head back to class in August. The school is undergoing a $1.2 million renovation that includes new windows, air conditioning and heating along with big plans for the gymnasium. DSFH... more »
  • 36 cars broken into, 1 stolen in Denham Springs

    July 23, 2014 11:04 AM

    DENHAM SPRINGS - Sheriff's deputies in Livingston Parish are investigating 36 vehicle burglaries and the theft of an SUV that happened in the early morning hours of Monday in two Denham Springs subdivisions. All of the cars were left unlocked and parked at homes in the Forest Ridge and... more »
  • Neighbors argue over donkey, horse living in neighborhood Play Video

    July 2, 2014 9:49 PM

    DENHAM SPRINGS - A neighborhood feud escalated into verbal threats which were captured by a WBRZ news crew filming a story Wednesday. The issue is over a horse and donkey kept behind a home in the Meadow Wood Park subdivision. Neighbors complained about the issue, and the animals' owner... more »
  • Toddler drowns while in state custody Play Video

    June 17, 2014 5:28 PM

    DENHAM SPRINGS - The family of a toddler who drowned last week in Mandeville is demanding answers from the state over how that happened. The toddler, 22-month-old Michael Bananno, drowned while in foster care in St. Tammany Parish. He had been removed from the custody of his parent's home... more »
  • Juban Crossing construction taking shape Play Video

    June 12, 2014 4:00 PM

    DENHAM SPRINGS - With construction at Juban Crossing gaining steam, people are looking forward to staying in Livingston Parish to shop, eat and watch movies. The retail center is set to open phase one in October after years of setbacks. "It just seems like it's finally going to... more »
  • LPSO: Man stole two vehicles before dying in wreck Play Video

    May 27, 2014 9:12 AM

    DENHAM SPRINGS - Sheriff's deputies said a man killed in a deadly crash this morning in Livingston Parish was fleeing from authorities after stealing two vehicles. A sheriff's office spokesperson said State Police, LPSO, Walker Police and Denham Springs Police were all investigating the wreck, which shut down 4-H... more »
  • Engineers to talk about Pete's Highway exit today

    May 21, 2014 10:42 PM

    DENHAM SPRINGS- Thursday, state traffic leaders will discuss the possibility of adding a new exit and interchange to I-12. Engineers will display drawings for changes to I-12 at Pete's Highway. Adding an exit there could help ease congestion on Range Avenue. Other routes are being discussed. A population... more »
  • Fire damages, destroys apartments in Denham Springs Play Video

    May 20, 2014 5:18 AM

    DENHAM SPRINGS - Firefighters said a fire damaged or destroyed a dozen units at the Boardwark Place Apartments in Denham Springs early Tuesday morning. According to the Livingston Parish Sheriff's Office, Livingston Parish Fire Protection District 5 responded to an alarm from the complex just before 3:00 a.m. ... more »
  • Two local teams reach state softball finals, fall short of title

    May 3, 2014 10:46 PM

    SULPHUR - Great seasons by the softball teams at Denham Springs and Ascension Catholic fell one win short of a state title as both local teams lost in their respective state title games Saturday. In class 5A Denham Springs fell to Ouachita Parish 8-3, while in class 1A Ascension... more »
  • Baton Rouge schools advance to Fastpitch 56

    April 25, 2014 9:50 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Local softball teams had their seasons on the line Friday night, with a shot at advancing to the state quarterfinals and Fastpitch 56 in Sulphur next weekend. 5A teams did the best, with four area teams advancing on to keep their seasons alive: St. Amant, East... more »
  • Plenty to do this weekend at the Denham Springs Spring Festival Play Video

    April 24, 2014 8:47 AM

    DENHAM SPRINGS - You can check out some arts, crafts and music, eat some delicious food and more this weekend at the Denham Springs Spring Festival. The festival is Saturday from 9:00 a.m.- 5:00 p.m. at the Antique and Arts Village on North Range Ave. Call (225)667-8308 or check... more »
  • Dangerous child predator arrested in Denham Springs

    April 17, 2014 2:31 PM

    DENHAM SPRINGS- A Denham Springs man accused of multiple sex crimes against children, is now behind bars. Authorities arrested 44 year-old Giles Frederick Thibodeaux Jr. at his home in the 9200 block of Greystone Drive. Thibodeaux was booked into the Livingston Parish Jail as a fugitive from the... more »
  • Authorities: House fire and car burglary likely related Play Video

    April 11, 2014 9:04 PM

    DENHAM SPRINGS - Investigators believe a car break-in, the vehicle and house fire that followed are related. Thursday night, crews responded to a fire on Hope Circle in Livingston Parish near Lockhart Dr. The house and a car underneath the awning were destroyed. The house had been foreclosed... more »
  • Vehicular homicide; 10 year sentence

    April 11, 2014 1:57 PM

    LIVINGSTON - A Denham Springs woman will serve 10 years after pleading guilty to vehicular homicide. Assistant District Attorney Greg Murphy says Kadie Matthews was traveling more then 100 mph when she struck another car on April 7, 2013. The driver of the other car, Richard Moore, Jr., died... more »
  • House burns after neighbors report snooping person nearby

    April 10, 2014 10:35 PM

    DENHAM SPRINGS- Fire investigators believe an arsonist lit a vacant house on fire Thursday evening. Smoke and flames poured from the home on Hope Circle, off Lockhart Road. Viewer-video shows massive flames engulfing the structure. Now, there is a search for the person who started the inferno. ... more »
  • Walls take shape at Juban Crossing site

    April 2, 2014 10:34 PM

    DENHAM SPRINGS- Walls are going up at the Juban Crossing development off I-12 in Livingston Parish. After years of delays, the project is the farthest along it has ever been. People enjoy seeing that is now a reality. "I live like a mile from it, and plus it's... more »
  • Denham Springs police investigating deadly shooting

    March 31, 2014 12:04 PM

    DENHAM SPRINGS - Police in Denham Springs are investigating a deadly shooting after they said the victim's body was found Monday morning. Detective Glenn Lemoine says Durrell Woods, 19, was shot once in the back of the head and killed. Witnesses told police they heard gunshots around 1... more »
  • Welch found not guilty in child's death Play Video

    March 28, 2014 3:34 PM

    BATON ROUGE - A judge ruled Friday that a Denham Springs man was not guilty of negligent homicide charges for running over a child playing in his driveway. "This is a case where no one really wins, the facts involved in this case it's a tragic situation," said Brad... more »
  • Marshal's office outfitted with pepper guns

    March 18, 2014 10:20 PM

    DENHAM SPRINGS- City marshals will be carrying new equipment to deal with problematic people and the agency's leader believes it is safer than what some departments are packing. The marshal's office here now also has pepper guns. Marshal Jerry Denton said he prefers them to stun guns, for safety... more »
  • Amnesty program set to begin in Denham Springs

    March 4, 2014 2:36 PM

    DENHAM SPRINGS- An amnesty program for anyone with an outstanding warrant is set to begin this month in Denham Springs. The program, offered by the Denham Springs Marshal's Office, will allow those who have an outstanding warrant to pay their fines and court costs without being arrested or paying... more »
  • Water park law drafted after Cajun Lagoon drowning Play Video

    February 28, 2014 9:45 PM

    DENHAM SPRINGS - Rep. J. Rogers Pope has drafted a House Bill to regulate water parks in Louisiana. The bill comes months after a 14-year-old boy drowned at Cajun Lagoon water park in Livingston Parish. Nick Kissner died when he went under water and never resurfaced. Lifeguards and members... more »
  • Family escapes burning house, firefighters injured

    February 22, 2014 1:45 PM

    DENHAM SPRINGS - Two firefighters were injured battling a massive house fire in Livingston Parish Friday night. The fire sparked around 10 p.m. at a house on Caney Branch Road in Denham Springs. The fire was so hot it melted one firefighter's boots and blistered his face mask,... more »
  • Woman feeding 30 cats asks for help Play Video

    February 20, 2014 6:14 PM

    LIVINGSTON - When dozens of cats took over a woman's French Settlement home, her friends stepped in to help. Tracy Gardner says the first time she saw almost 30 cats outside her friend's home, she knew she had to help. "When I got out of my vehicle, there... more »
  • Local High School Signings Roundup Play Video

    February 5, 2014 10:35 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Here's a roundup of signees from 4 parishes and 15 high schools around Baton Rouge on signing day: At Central High, the Wildcats follwed up a state quarterfinal birth with a handful of seniors moving on to the college ranks: Donald Lewis junior is heading... more »
  • Heroic dog missing Play Video

    January 30, 2014 9:37 PM

    DENHAM SPRINGS - A dog that rescued a family from a burning house last August is missing. The 8-month-old pit bull belongs to Jade Mitchell, a girl who has raised thousands of dollars for the animal shelter in Denham Springs. The white dog with black spotting answers to Paris.... more »
  • LPSO: 20 wrecks since curfew lifted

    January 29, 2014 11:38 AM

    DENHAM SPRINGS - Authorities in Livingston Parish said they've worked more than a dozen wrecks since the curfew was lifted this morning. Deputies responded to a 5-vehicle pileup on an icy curve in Highway 16 around 11 a.m. They said there were no injuries, and a wreck which came... more »
  • Wild police chase in ends in Denham Springs neighborhood Play Video

    January 26, 2014 7:59 PM

    DENHAM SPRINGS - A wild police chase ended with bullet holes in two vehicles, including a police unit, and the suspect in the hospital. The Livingston Parish Sheriff's Office says they responded to a domestic battery complaint at approximately 9:30 Sunday morning. Officials say the suspect, 20-year-old Jessie... more »
  • Livingston's State of the Parish focuses on traffic flow Play Video

    January 22, 2014 5:36 PM

    DENHAM SPRINGS - Livingston Parish President Layton Ricks' State of the Parish address focused on traffic flow Wednesday. About 200 parish business leaders came to hear the report from Ricks. Leaders in Livingston Parish say their main priority is easing traffic congestion. Ricks says the concrete is finally... more »
  • LPSO: Husband shot wife in murder-suicide

    January 16, 2014 11:54 AM

    DENHAM SPRINGS - Sheriff's deputies said a man shot his estranged wife and then turned the gun on himself Wednesday night in Livingston Parish. Sheriff Jason Ard said deputies found Marlon Reed Sr., 38, and Aleria Cyrus Reed, 35, shot to death on Grand Turk Drive in the Denham... more »
  • Deputies investigating evening shooting

    January 15, 2014 9:22 PM

    DENHAM SPRINGS- Multiple sheriff's deputies are on the scene of a reported shooting just outside the city limits. Sheriff's deputies said they responded to an incident on Grand Turk Drive, off Florida, but could not release specific details about what was going on. The front yard of the... more »
  • Firefighters needed in Livingston Parish Play Video

    January 9, 2014 5:11 PM

    DENHAM SPRINGS - A volunteer fire district in Livingston Parish needs twice the number of active volunteer firefighters they currently have, according to their chief. Chief Joe Koczrowski says the District 5 Fire Department need about 20 more volunteers to cover the 26 square miles in their district. Volunteers... more »
  • LSP identifies man found dead near Juban Road Play Video

    December 30, 2013 7:45 AM

    DENHAM SPRINGS - State Police released the name of a man found dead on the side of the road in Livingston Parish Monday morning, and said the driver who hit him wouldn't be cited. Trooper Jared Sandifer said the body of Devin I. Hammond, 27, was found alongside Juban... more »
  • Jade's Flowers keeps giving despite hard times Play Video

    December 26, 2013 6:07 PM

    DENHAM SPRINGS - Jade Mitchell is just $300 shy of donating $10,000 by 2014, despite heartbreak at home. Ten year old Jade Mitchell has been selling duct tape flowers through her business, Jade's Flowers, for a year and a half. She donates all of her profits to the Denham... more »

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