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  • Denham Springs PD investigates trucking company theft

    March 3, 2015 1:47 PM

    DENHAM SPRINGS - Police asked for the public's help in identifying a man wanted for stealing several thousand dollars worth of equipment from Denham Springs trucking company last weekend. Police said the suspect went to the business on Rushing Road on Saturday, Feb. 28 and disabled a security camera... more »
  • Cool Schools: 100 years at 7th Ward Elementary Play Video

    March 3, 2015 8:16 AM

    DENHAM SPRINGS - Our Cool School this week is a Livingston Parish school that's celebrating a big milestone this year. 7th Ward Elementary is celebrating 100 years of learning and memories . When 7th Ward opened in 1915, the school had a principal and one teacher. It's now home... more »
  • Missing teen sought after wreck

    March 2, 2015 11:07 AM

    DENHAM SPRINGS - Authorities asked for the public's help finding a missing teen from Denham Springs who disappeared after police said he was involved in a crash. Investigators said 19-year-old Christopher Bowman has been missing since Saturday night and was last seen at the Walmart Neighborhood Grocery on LA... more »
  • Police release name of officer involved in deadly shooting

    February 27, 2015 5:48 PM

    DENHAM SPRINGS - Police released the name of the officer who was involved in a shooting Monday in the parking lot of a busy shopping district. A spokesperson with Denham Springs Police said Michael Brien LeBlanc, 30, shot Robert Kohl, 47, of Fort Worth. Kohl pointed a gun at... more »
  • Trucker ignored Texas police before fatal confrontation Play Video

    February 24, 2015 5:55 PM

    DENHAM SPRINGS - Investigators say the man who was ultimately shot by police after waving a gun in a crowded parking lot initially ignored orders from Texas State Police before driving into Louisiana. Robert Kohl, 47, was gunned down when he pointed a pistol at Denham Springs Police officer.... more »
  • Trucker shot, killed by police identified Play Video

    February 23, 2015 4:12 PM

    DENHAM SPRINGS - Police said late Monday evening Robert Kohl, 47, of Fort Worth was killed in an altercation with officers earlier in the day. Kohl, a trucker, may have been driving too many hours before he pointed a gun at Denham Springs Police officers, who shot him in... more »
  • 911 tapes reveal details in deputy involved shooting Play Video

    February 20, 2015 5:12 PM

    DENHAM SPRINGS - Released 911 tapes reveal what happened when a domestic dispute turned into a violent standoff in Denham Springs earlier this month. The confrontation on Country Club Drive turned deadly after an estranged husband, 46-year-old Sidney Averett, broke into a house after a court appearance, according to... more »
  • Church gives back to firefighters after massive blaze Play Video

    February 19, 2015 3:10 PM

    DENHAM SPRINGS - A church that survived a massive fire in Denham Springs earlier this month gave back to first responders Thursday. The fire destroyed a medical equipment store and the neighboring beauty salon. Firefighters battled the blaze for hours to keep it from spreading to New Covenant Church.... more »
  • Missing teen from Livingston Parish found in Indiana

    February 17, 2015 4:09 PM

    BATON ROUGE - A missing 15-year-old was found some 950 miles from home late Tuesday, a few hours after the Louisiana State Police asked for the public's help locating her. Nicole Burns was reported missing earlier in the day. Investigators believed she was taken to South Bend, Indiana, by... more »
  • LSP: Man in deputy-involved shooting shot himself

    February 6, 2015 12:24 PM

    DENHAM SPRINGS - Louisiana State Police said Friday coroners determined a man who died in a deputy-involved domestic shooting this week took his own life. Trooper Jared Sandifer said the coroner's report found Sidney Averett was shot three times on Feb. 3. Two shots were to his extremeties and... more »
  • More details released on DWI school bus crash

    February 5, 2015 10:02 AM

    DENHAM SPRINGS - The driver of a car that crashed head-on into a school bus, injuring more than a dozen students near Denham Springs on Tuesday, has been booked with first-offense driving while intoxicated. The Livingston Parish Sheriff's Office says in a new release that 32-year-old Brandon J. Vince, of... more »
  • Signing day recap Play Video

    February 4, 2015 8:57 PM

    BATON ROUGE - From West Feliciana to Plaquemine, Denham Springs to U High and everywhere in between, local high school players from all over the area signed to play college football on National Signing Day, while LSU and Southern welcomed their incoming classes for 2015. The Tigers have a... more »
  • Crews describe fight to save church from business fire Play Video

    February 4, 2015 4:42 PM

    DENHAM SPRINGS - The State Fire Marshall's Office spent Wednesday searching for the cause of a massive fire that destroyed two businesses in Denham Springs Tuesday. For more than eight hours smoke billowed from Magnolia Respiratory and Medical Equipment and a neighboring beauty salon. After battling the blaze for... more »
  • 15 students hurt after bus, car head-on wreck Play Video

    February 3, 2015 9:03 AM

    DENHAM SPRINGS - Sheriff's deputies said a head-on collision between a car and a school bus sent more than a dozen people to the hospital Tuesday morning in Livingston Parish. Deputies said it happened around 8 a.m. on Brown Road and Brandon Street near Denham Springs. They said 15... more »
  • Cool Schools: Lewis Vincent Elementary Play Video

    February 3, 2015 8:12 AM

    DENHAM SPRINGS - A volunteer at Lewis Vincent Elementary in Denham Springs is opening the eyes of her third graders In more ways than one. Mary Haupt is blind, but she doesn't let that slow her down. She says teaching is what she was born to do and credits... more »
  • 40 Livingston Parish roads getting overhauled Play Video

    January 30, 2015 4:32 PM

    DENHAM SPRINGS - Forty of Livingston Parish's worst roads will be overhauled soon after the parish council awards a contract for the lowest bid. R.J. Daigle & Sons of Gonzales is expected to be awarded the contract at the parish council meeting on Feb. 12. The company submitted the... more »
  • Inquiry into chief, captain dropped due to testimony snafu Play Video

    January 14, 2015 10:35 PM

    DENHAM SPRINGS- Chief of Police Scott Jones and Captain Steve Kistler will not face disciplinary action from the Civil Service Commission after it decided to dismiss complaints against the men following a problem with testimony recordings. Jones and Kistler faced punishment for allegations that they mismanaged police officers and... more »
  • Denham Springs could overhaul street signs Play Video

    January 12, 2015 4:16 PM

    DENHAM SPRINGS - The city of Denham Springs could get a grant to replace 1,500 street signs in dire need of improvement. That's if a $48,000 grant is approved through the state's local Governor's Assistance Program. City leaders say the reflective coating on street signs typically lasts around 8-10... more »
  • Denham Springs officer laid to rest Play Video

    January 3, 2015 6:42 PM

    DENHAM SPRINGS - Hundreds showed up to honor the life of a Denham Springs officer killed in the line of duty. James Foster Jr., 39, was hit by a vehicle while on his motorcycle. He was on duty and responding to a crash on I-12 last week. Those... more »
  • Thousands to honor fallen officer in Denham Springs Play Video

    January 2, 2015 6:27 PM

    DENHAM SPRINGS - Thousands are expected tomorrow in Denham Springs to recognize officer James Foster who died on duty in a motorcycle crash. Line of duty deaths especially resonate with members of law enforcement. Saturday, brothers and sisters from across the country will ride in the procession and officers... more »
  • Funeral arrangements planned for fallen officer

    December 31, 2014 1:23 PM

    DENHAM SPRINGS - A police department spokesperson announced funeral plans for a Denham Springs officer who died after a crash on his motorcycle this week. James Foster Jr. died Tuesday after he was taken off life support at a local hospital. Police said Foster was responding to a... more »
  • Police mourn fallen officer, first in department's history Play Video

    December 30, 2014 10:22 PM

    DENHAM SPRINGS - Officer James Foster, 39, died Tuesday after he was involved in a wreck the night before, and the pain of a department was written on Police Chief Scott Jones' face. "He was an incredible police officer," Jones said before he became overwhelmed with emotions. "He was... more »
  • Deputies search for man accused of buying stolen sign

    December 29, 2014 11:20 AM

    PRAIRIEVILLE - Sheriff's deputies in Ascension Parish are searching for a man accused of buying an antique sign that was stolen from a Prairieville restaurant earlier this month. The vintage Esso sign adorned the exterior of Tommy's Fish House in Prairieville for several years until it disappeared on a... more »
  • Board's letter to chief, captain addresses cover up allegations

    December 23, 2014 12:14 AM

    DENHAM SPRINGS - The city's municipal civil service board accuse the city's police chief and a department captain of cover ups and playing with the safety of fellow officers and citizens in letters sent to the two men and obtained by the WBRZ News 2 Investigative Unit . The... more »
  • Police arrest man accused of 2 armed robbery attempts

    December 22, 2014 4:50 PM

    WALKER - Police said they arrested a man accused of at least two armed robbery attempts of fast food restaurant drive-thrus in Walker and Denham Springs earlier this month. Joshua Brooks, 24, was arrested on Dec. 8 following an investigation by Walker Police following an attempted armed robbery of... more »
  • Rape victims say police treated them poorly Play Video

    December 22, 2014 4:13 PM

    DENHAM SPRINGS - Two women in Denham Springs said they were treated poorly by police after they were raped by a group of men Saturday night. The women said the night was supposed to be a date, but it ended horrifically when they were taken to an empty house... more »
  • 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 »

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