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  • 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 »
  • Arizona woman killed in Livingston Parish motorcycle crash

    March 3, 2017 9:22 AM

    DENHAM SPRINGS – State Police say an Arizona woman died after in a motorcycle crash in Livingston Parish Friday morning. According to Louisiana State Police, the crash happened shortly after 1 a.m. on LA 16 south of LA 1026 in Livingston Parish. Karen Romero of Phoenix, Arizona was killed.... more »
  • Family remembers student killed by truck as "great kid" Play Video

    March 2, 2017 9:13 AM

    DENHAM SPRINGS – Police say a 14-year-old student was killed while walking to school in Denham Springs Thursday morning. According to police, the Denham Springs Freshman High student was walking to class when he was struck by a pickup truck outside Northside Baptist Church after 7 a.m. Family... more »
  • Denham Springs Police change policies after trusties confess to stealing evidence

    February 27, 2017 6:41 PM

    DENHAM SPRINGS- The Denham Springs Police Department is changing procedures after two trustees managed to take counterfeit cash and drugs from the police station. Now, no trusties are allowed in the building. The theft happened weeks ago, but policies are now being changed. "There was an area they could get... more »
  • Woman killed in crash with bulldozer on Interstate 55

    February 25, 2017 12:47 PM

    AMITE - A two-vehicle crash involving a bulldozer claimed the life of a Denham Springs resident Friday evening. According to State Police, the crash occurred around 6:30 p.m. on Interstate 55 near Amite. The crash took the life of 55-year-old Deanna Lawson, State Police said. Through the... more »
  • Multiple calls to fix growing sinkhole gone unanswered Play Video

    February 23, 2017 6:52 PM

    DENHAM SPRINGS - There's a sinkhole in Richard Bigelow's backyard that's been growing since April. He says he's given the parish plenty of opportunities to fix the problem but it has not. Bigelow's wife is an active gardener. Next to their budding vegetables is a sinkhole that opened up... more »
  • Sewage smell, waste water treatment facility dangers worry residents Play Video

    February 21, 2017 6:19 PM

    DENHAM SPRINGS - Homeowners are voicing their complaints about another Mo-Dad Utilities wastewater treatment facility. Residents living in the South Haven subdivision of Denham Springs say they pay their bill but don't get any results when they report problems. Todd Ray says in addition to the terrible smell, he's... more »
  • Disaster recovery fair to be held in Denham Springs Feb. 18

    February 15, 2017 11:36 AM

    DENHAM SPRINGS – A disaster recovery resource fair will be held in Denham Springs for homeowners and renters. The fair will be held on Feb. 18 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the North Park Auditorium located at 30372 Eden Road. The event is free to the public.... more »
  • Denham Springs woman accused of leaving abused dogs to die in flood

    February 10, 2017 11:15 AM

    DENHAM SPRINGS – Deputies in Livingston Parish are looking for a Denham Springs woman accused of leaving her abused dogs to die in August’s historic flooding. According to the Humane Society of Louisiana, Mary Dupepe is wanted for simple cruelty of animals. On Aug. 18, days after historic... more »
  • Denham Springs man accused of sexually abusing child over 4 years

    February 8, 2017 3:39 PM

    BATON ROUGE – A Denham Springs man has been accused of repeatedly sexually assaulting a child, beginning in 1997, booking records show. Alfred Carter, who is now 47, was booked with first-degree rape and sexual battery Tuesday. In June, after a suicide attempt in which she left a... more »
  • Convicted felon busted trying to sell stolen guns to undercover police

    February 6, 2017 11:54 AM

    DENHAM SPRINGS – Denham Springs Police say a convicted felon was arrested for trying to sell stolen guns to undercover police officers. An investigation and undercover operation led to the arrest of 29-year-old Marcus Luster on Sunday afternoon. Police say two military-style semi-automatic guns, an HK 91 5.56mm rifle,... more »
  • Residents upset after drivers use cemetery for shortcut Play Video

    February 2, 2017 6:35 PM

    DENHAM SPRINGS – Denham Springs drivers have been using a cemetery to cut down on their commute and those who come to visit their deceased loved ones are not happy. Memorial Cemetery, located on Range Avenue near Cockerham Road, sees many visitors on a regular basis. One visitor, Robert... more »
  • Temporary campus for Denham Springs Elementary to open on Feb. 6

    February 2, 2017 12:15 PM

    LIVINGSTON – Livingston school officials, teachers, staff and volunteers are working to ready the new temporary campus for Denham Springs Elementary to welcome students on Monday, Feb. 6. The new temporary campus is located next to the Immaculate Conception Catholic Church on Hatchell Lane. It will serve as the... more »
  • French Settlement flood victim's home destroyed in fire Play Video

    January 26, 2017 8:16 PM

    WALKER - Firefighters are still working to figure out what sparked a house fire in rural Livingston Parish Thursday night. The home burned completely to the ground. The intense flames damaged a second home too. People who live along Aydell Lane told our Brett Buffington homes in the... more »
  • Denham Springs High School to receive donations for welding program

    January 17, 2017 3:50 PM

    LIVINGSTON – Students in the Denham Springs High School welding program will get nearly $30,000 worth of welding supplies donated to them by Airgas, Inc. and the American Welding Society. According to school officials, Airgas, Inc. is donating supplies to the program, including helmets, gloves, coveralls, face shields, safety... more »
  • Garbage truck strikes power line, causes outages in Denham Springs

    January 16, 2017 5:12 PM

    DENHAM SPRINGS – First responders assisted a garbage truck driver who struck a power line on Monday afternoon. The truck hit a power line in the 24000 block of Homestead Drive in Denham Springs and caused some downed lines. The District 5 fire chief confirmed to WBRZ that units... more »
  • Denham Springs police searching for vehicle, suspects connected to burglary and theft

    January 16, 2017 1:30 PM

    DENHAM SPRINGS – The Denham Springs Police Department is requesting the public's help in identifying a vehicle and its occupants believed to be connected to a burglary and theft. The vehicle, a dark-colored late model Cadillac Escalade EXT, was occupied by two unknown black men. According to police, the... more »
  • Denham Springs flood debris pickup to begin Jan. 23

    January 12, 2017 12:06 PM

    DENHAM SPRINGS – The City of Denham Springs will begin final flood-debris pickup on Jan. 23. The city is asking for all debris, including furniture, drywall and other flood-damaged items, to be placed curbside by Jan. 22. Appliances and electronics are excluded from the pickup and homeowners are... more »
  • Flood dumpster removed after On Your Side Report Play Video

    January 11, 2017 6:00 PM

    DENHAM SPRINGS - After several months of complaints, a dumpster that floated into a woman's yard during August's flooding has finally been removed. The removal comes after WBRZ aired a story about Kim Adams' situation Wednesday. She says she previously contacted Waste Management multiple times with no success. ... more »

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