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  • Renter moved into home not knowing city planned to condemn Play Video

    January 22, 2018 6:37 PM

    DENHAM SPRINGS - A woman entered into a rental agreement but discovered the house was in such rough shape the City of Denham Springs is considering tearing it down. Courtney Lefler had plans to fix up the house and was looking forward to making an investment. Not knowing all... more »
  • Cats rescued from disgusting home in Denham Springs Play Video

    January 16, 2018 12:14 AM

    DENHAM SPRINGS - A Facebook video posted this weekend shows two dozen cats living in squalor just outside the city limits. Good Samaritans rescued them from a dirty trailer and are now looking for new owners. "They're lovable cats, we can handle them just fine. They just need a... more »
  • Denham Springs residents oppose new development Play Video

    January 9, 2018 11:41 PM

    DENHAM SPRINGS - Residents near downtown were surprised to learn developers wanted to build a small cluster of houses in their spacious neighborhood. Ten houses standing ten feet apart would be constructed between North and South College Streets near River Road at the site of an old school building.... more »
  • Community recovery through Denham Strong

    December 12, 2017 7:30 AM

    DENHAM SPRINGS- Today in Denham Springs, officials are continuing their visionary plans of recovery from the August flood. Denham Strong will be holding a meeting tonight at 6 p.m. The meeting will be held at the Denham Springs City Hall. According to the site, Denham Strong is a... more »
  • Flooded Denham Springs credit union holds grand reopening

    December 4, 2017 8:30 PM

    DENHAM SPRINGS- Previously-flooded Neighbors Federal Credit Union had its grand reopening Wednesday, its first time opening its doors since last year's historic flood. The "Branch of the Future" event began Wednesday morning and ended with a ribbon-cutting ceremony around 9:30 a.m. Neighbors showcased a "Back to the Future"... more »
  • Grandfather, 6-year-old granddaughter killed in Denham Springs house fire Play Video

    November 16, 2017 6:51 AM

    DENHAM SPRINGS - A fire at a mobile home in Denham Springs left a man and his granddaughter dead and two others injured just before midnight. The residence was on Curry Davis Drive off LA-16. The State Fire Marshal identified the victims as 57-year-old Jesse Lowrance and his... more »
  • Teenage tryst lands high school football player in jail

    November 10, 2017 3:21 PM

    DENHAM SPRINGS – A high school football player was arrested on carnal knowledge of a juvenile charges recently, police reported Friday. Udrego “Tyre” Golmond, 18, was arrested when police found him with a 15-year-old girl after Golmond called for help for his car stalling on Veterans Boulevard. Police said... more »
  • Comite River Diversion Canal not making much progress due to lack of funding Play Video

    November 6, 2017 8:25 PM

    BATON ROUGE- A task force meeting was held Monday to discuss funding for the slow-moving Comite River Diversion Canal project of nearly 25 years. Rep. Valerie Hodges questioned the priority of the project, and recalled the 2016 flood. "This is a priority that saves lives," Hodges said. ... more »
  • Mother seeks answers following homecoming dress mix-up Play Video

    October 3, 2017 6:47 PM

    BATON ROUGE - A Denham Springs High School senior is without a dress for homecoming. Her mother, Sundi Freeman-Rodgers called 2 On Your Side because she says this should have never happened. Freeman-Rodgers says she got one excuse after another from a dress boutique on Florida Blvd. in Baton... more »
  • WATCH: Thieves flee store with $3,000 in stolen sunglasses Play Video

    September 27, 2017 3:35 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Deputies from the East Baton Rouge Sheriff's Office are currently looking for two thieves who ran out of a store with eight pairs of stolen sunglasses. The incident took place at the Sunglass Hut at Perkins Rowe on September 20. The store told deputies the thieves... more »
  • EBRSO: 44-year-old has sex with runaway teen, drops her off at gas station

    September 21, 2017 1:10 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Authorities have arrested a man after he allegedly had sex with a 15-year-old girl and then left her at a West Baton Rouge gas station. According to the East Baton Rouge Sheriff's Office, 44-year-old Jermaine Booker was arrested Wednesday after he allegedly had sex with the... more »
  • Speeding mail carrier asked to slow down, stops delivering mail Play Video

    September 11, 2017 6:46 PM

    DENHAM SPRINGS - A woman says her mail is being held hostage by the postal service and she's been having trouble contacting someone about the issue. For the past week, Courtney Cook has not been receiving mail. On Friday, a U.S. Postal Inspector left a card on her front... more »
  • Livingston Parish educators give back to Harvey-affected peers Play Video

    September 10, 2017 11:26 PM

    LIVINGSTON PARISH - Teachers, faculty and staff from Livingston Parish schools are some of the latest to give back to their peers affected by Hurricane Harvey. The schools collected donations for faculty and students in and around the Houston area. "Our schools just wanted to give back," Southside... more »
  • Leaking water pipe fixed following call to 2 On Your Side Play Video

    September 5, 2017 5:51 PM

    DENHAM SPRINGS - Water that's been leaking from a pipe for a year in Livingston Parish was capped off and secured following a call to 2 On Your Side. The pipe is off Thunderbird Lane, in a neighborhood off of Highway 16 in Denham Springs. Crystal Hall says the... more »
  • Excavator stolen from Livingston Parish job site, found in Mississippi

    September 1, 2017 7:36 PM

    SATSUMA - The Livingston Parish Sheriff's office says a parish-owned excavator stolen from a job site in Satsuma this week was later recovered all the way out in Mississippi. According to the sheriff's office, the 18,000-pound piece of machinery went missing from a site off Black Mud Road earlier... more »
  • Bridge repairs held up without federal funding Play Video

    August 31, 2017 6:13 PM

    DENHAM SPRINGS - A year since the flood here and people are getting restless about why some highway repairs haven't been done. There's a roadblock in Livingston Parish and some people feel like they've been forgotten. A bridge in Denham Springs on River Road near Hwy. 16 has been... more »
  • Denham Springs holds festival to showcase city progress, community Play Video

    August 19, 2017 11:37 PM

    DENHAM SPRINGS - The residents of Denham Springs are gathering for a weekend-long celebration put on by volunteers to bring relief to flood-affected families and showcase the progress the city has made. Denham Strong, a group created after the August 2016 flood, hosted what they call "Celebration of Hope."... more »
  • 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 »

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