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  • 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 »
  • People want a speed limit change as their gift Play Video

    December 24, 2013 10:16 PM

    DENHAM SPRINGS - City leaders are calling on the Department of Transportation and Development to lower a speed limit in Denham Springs. Cockerham Road, between Range Ave. and Lockhart, is a busy two-lane street near a high school and two elementary schools. The speed limit is 45 mph... more »
  • Walmart will compete with local market Play Video

    December 19, 2013 5:19 PM

    DENHAM SPRINGS - Residents have mixed emotions about the location of a possible new Walmart Neighborhood Market. Walmart is looking to build on a piece of property at the corner of Vincent Road and Pete's Highway. That's right down the street from the family run store, Carter's Supermarket. ... more »
  • Three middle fingers on Starlight Drive Play Video

    December 11, 2013 6:20 PM

    DENHAM SPRINGS - A not-so-merry Christmas display is upsetting a neighborhood in Denham Springs for the second year in a row. Sarah Childs is giving the finger to a neighbor she accuses of stealing her dog last year. Denham Springs Police said their investigation shows that didn't happen, and... more »
  • Students dress up for fire victim Play Video

    December 11, 2013 5:41 PM

    DENHAM SPRINGS - Elton "Nitro" Knight lost everything early Sunday morning when a fire consumed his home, leaving him and his ten family members with nothing as the holidays approach. It's why Denham Springs High, where Knight is a Junior, decided to chip in to help, allowing students to... more »
  • Not a partridge, but woman plans three other types on her roof

    December 10, 2013 10:35 PM

    DENHAM SPRINGS - For the second year in a row, a woman in Denham Springs has set up Christmas lights in the shape of a giant middle finger. But, in 2013, she's really taking it to another level. She told WBRZ News 2 Tuesday night, she plans to add... more »
  • Sales tax for shopping center approved

    December 10, 2013 10:30 PM

    DENHAM SPRINGS- City leaders approved a one-cent sales tax for a new shopping district along I-12. The Springs at Riverside Landing will be inside city limits and a few miles away from the delayed Juban Crossing development. The sales tax would help fund the site. City leaders will oversee... more »
  • Sex offender arrested during murder investigation Play Video

    December 4, 2013 4:08 PM

    DENHAM SPRINGS - State Police arrested a Denham Springs man Tuesday night and spent Wednesday searching his home Wednesday as part of a murder case. Capt. Doug Cain said troopers arrested Christopher Disspayne, 53, on suspicion of improper registration as a sex offender. Cain said investigators spoke to Disspayne... more »
  • Future of Messengers Christmas Wonderland Play Video

    November 28, 2013 9:16 PM

    DENHAM SPRINGS - The family behind a popular holiday tradition in Livingston Parish is relocating leaving many wondering about the future of the Messangers Christmas Wonderland. Clyde and Karen Messenger's family have been constructing the display at their home on Plantantion Avenue since 1964. It features more than 60,000... more »
  • Family of 8 gets help after losing their home to a fire

    November 15, 2013 5:26 PM

    DENHAM SPRINGS - The Butler family lost everything in a fire, but their community is stepping up to help just in time for Thanksgiving. The Butler family lost their home to a fire earlier this week. Everyone in the home escaped with minor burns. They weren't able to save... more »
  • Tax district planned for new shopping center

    November 7, 2013 11:05 PM

    DENHAM SPRINGS- City leaders approved setting an economic development district up for a planned new shopping center along the interstate. The Springs at Riverside Landing is expected to have restaurants and other merchants. Construction could start at the end of the year if the environmental impact study is approved.... more »
  • U-High wins on the road vs Denham Springs Play Video

    October 25, 2013 11:14 PM

    DENHAM SPRINGS - Don't tell a lower classification team they can't compete with the big boys - #1 U-High(3A) was all over their 5A opponent Denham Springs Friday night. Nick Brossette scored three touchdowns in the Cubs' 45-13 win at the Hornets Nest. Freshman runninng back Dylan Moses... more »
  • Abused women find strength together Play Video

    October 10, 2013 4:45 PM

    DENHAM SPRINGS - Two abused women told News 2 they found an unbreakable friendship in one another. Both beaten and in need of a safe haven, Janet Slavik and Cynthia Holmes found hope at the Women Outreaching Women center in Livingston Parish. "It's very hard but if they've... more »
  • Livingston protesters put Hitler mustache on president

    October 8, 2013 9:42 PM

    DENHAM SPRINGS - There was a discussion about pushing the limits here, after pictures of President Barack Obama with a Hitler mustache showed up along a road Tuesday. The LaRouche PAC, a political activist group, posted the photos in front of the Denham Springs post office. "He's earned... more »
  • Denham grows to include new shopping center

    October 7, 2013 10:55 PM

    DENHAM SPRINGS- The city annexed a piece of property that is expected to become a shopping center. Monday night, the land for The Springs at Riverside Landing was welcomed into the city. The property is on Vincent Road and South Range. The mayor hopes it will help bring... more »
  • Fans Choice Award Winner Week 4: Wes Brown Play Video

    October 2, 2013 8:15 PM

    DENHAM SPRINGS - The Yellowjacket players have made a habit of turning in Fans Choice Award performances. Denham Springs brought home to Fans Choice awards last year, and Wes Brown has followed in those footsteps. As a senior, Brown is using Andrew Ayers' example from 2012 as a template... more »
  • Denham Springs back on the winning track Play Video

    September 27, 2013 11:40 PM

    DENHAM SPRINGS - The Yellowjackets had the ground game hitting on all cylinders versus Live Oak Friday night. Denham Springs gave the ball to strong rushers like BJ Armstrong and Kyandre Brooks to get in the end zone in the first half. After holding a 26-15 advantage after... more »
  • 16-month-old boy drowns in Denham Springs

    September 21, 2013 5:25 PM

    DENHAM SPRINGS - A 16-month-old boy was pronounced dead today after a possible drowning in Denham Springs. Around 12:30 p.m., The Livingston Parish Sheriff's Office responded to the scene on Lafourche Lane. Deputies say no foul play is suspected. The sheriff's office did not release any further details. more »
  • Juban Crossing construction date pushed back again Play Video

    September 12, 2013 9:51 PM

    DENHAM SPRINGS - The ongoing Juban Crossing saga continues as deadlines keep getting pushed back further and further. In an interview with News 2, the retail center's developer, Stephen Keller, said crews would start construction in 30 days. The interview was 35 days ago and the piece of lot... more »
  • Developer's own deadline for Juban Crossing passes

    September 9, 2013 10:13 PM

    DENHAM SPRINGS- Thirty-two days since the developer of Juban Crossing told WBRZ News 2 construction would start, the empty lot at the intersection of I-12 and Juban Road in Livingston Parish remains quiet and it appears construction on the long-delayed shopping center has been pushed back. After a request... more »
  • Woodlawn steals road win at Denham Springs Play Video

    September 6, 2013 11:35 PM

    DENHAM SPRINGS - The Yelllowjackets got behind early and could never recover, losing to Woodlawn(Baton Rouge) in the first game of the year, 27-21. Charles Brooks, Juavon Brown, and Troy Domino all had big days on the ground for the Panthers. Denham Springs also had a tough time catching... more »
  • Catholic & Denham Springs blow open Jamboree games

    August 30, 2013 11:29 PM

    The Jamborees may have started Thursday night, but the major fireworks in 5-A started Friday with Catholic High taking on St Michael and Denham Springs beating East Feliciana. Catholic High's Dareus Guice took over the game on the ground for the Bears while the Yellowjackets blanked East Fel 17-0.... more »
  • Two Denham Springs men arrested on child porn charges

    August 29, 2013 12:26 PM

    DENHAM SPRINGS - Two Denham Springs men have been arrested on charges of downloading child pornography. The arrests came from separate incidents, according the the Louisiana Attorney General's High Technology Crime Unit. 49-year-old Morris Roubique was booked into Livingston Parish Prison on five counts of pornography involving juveniles.... more »
  • Garbage rates to increase in Denham Springs

    August 27, 2013 7:41 AM

    DENHAM SPRINGS - The Denham Springs City Council has approved a small increase in monthly household rates for city garbage and recycling services. The rates will rise 34 cents from $18 per month to $18.34 per month and kick in Sunday. Allied Waste Services of Baton Rouge holds... more »
  • Juban Crossing developer promises construction in 30 days Play Video

    August 8, 2013 10:21 PM

    LIVINGSTON - The developer of the Juban Crossing project promises to begin building within thirty days, even though parish leaders denied giving 100% of future sales taxes generated off the project to the facility. "It won't be too difficult to adjust," Stephen Keller told WBRZ News 2 Thursday. "I... more »
  • There's a Katherine Middleton in Livingston Parish Play Video

    July 22, 2013 10:22 PM

    DENHAM SPRINGS - The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge welcomed a baby boy into the world Monday. Officials said Monday the baby was born at 4:24 p.m. and weighs 8 pounds 6 ounces. Many were anticipating the royal birth for days and one person in Livingston Parish was more... more »
  • Denham Springs man sentenced in child porn case

    July 12, 2013 9:44 AM

    BATON ROUGE - A 44-year-old Denham Springs man has been sentenced in Baton Rouge to eight years in prison after pleading guilty to possession, receipt and attempted receipt of child pornography. David L. Whitehead was also ordered by U.S. District Judge James J. Brady on Thursday to serve 10 years... more »
  • New police radar too "big brother" for Denham Springs Play Video

    July 9, 2013 10:21 PM

    DENHAM SPRINGS - City leaders here put the brakes on allowing police to use a laser gun with a camera system to track speeders on I-12. The piece of technology, called DragonCam, works similar to controversial speed and red light camera systems by mailing tickets to offenders. Police... more »
  • Flooding on Eden Church becoming a major issue

    June 25, 2013 10:23 PM

    DENHAM SPRINGS - Flooding problems remain along Eden Church Road, despite $2.2 million in recent improvements. The road went under a redesign to resurface and widen the road, straighten a dangerous s-curve and fix flooding issues. Some claim the road was built lower than planned, and now parish... more »
  • Livy residents speak out after Jindal vetos funding for Juban Crossing Play Video

    June 22, 2013 7:08 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Disappointment grows in Livingston Parish where people fear a shopping center that's been in the works for years may never happen. Mitch McGrew lives just a few miles from where the developers want to build the $470 million shopping area. "It's kinda like here we... more »
  • New way to target speeders on I-12 Play Video

    June 17, 2013 9:26 PM

    DENHAM SPRINGS - Police are considering adding a new piece of technology to their force to catch speeding drivers. The speed laser, called DragonCam, is already used in other states. DragonCam combines traditional laser enforcement with new, automated enforcement. Instead of personally ticketing a person for speeding, a... more »
  • EXCLUSIVE VIDEO: Missing man reunited with mother Play Video

    June 3, 2013 9:28 PM

    DENHAM SPRINGS - A man with medical disabilities is back with his family after days on the streets by himself. Blake Speed left his grandmother's home Saturday after he told family members he wanted to see his father who is getting bone marrow treatments at MD Anderson Cancer Center... more »
  • Juban Crossing bill on governor's desk Play Video

    June 3, 2013 6:29 PM

    BATON ROUGE - The Juban Crossing shopping development off I-12 in Livingston Parish is closer to getting state money. SB50 by Sen. Dale Erdey, R-Livingston, is on the governor's desk. The bill seeks taxpayer money to pay for infrastructure improvements, funded by $30 million in bonds purchased earlier this... more »
  • Victim, suspect identified in Denham Springs murder

    June 3, 2013 2:19 PM

    DENHAM SPRINGS - Sheriff's deputies identified the victim of a deadly shooting in Livingston Parish this weekend. Investigators arrested Wayne Matherne, 65, of Denham Springs after they said he shot and killed William Mixon, 65, of Baton Rouge Sunday night. Deputies said they were called to Caraway Road... more »
  • Livingston bracing for high flood insurance costs Play Video

    May 22, 2013 5:53 PM

    LIVINGSTON - New homeowners may have to dig deep into their wallets to cover the costs of flood insurance. The new insurance prices come after the Biggert-Waters Reform Act was passed in 2012, to phase out current subsidized insurance rates and help bring the federal flood insurance program out... more »
  • Ministry drops plan for Denham Springs site

    May 19, 2013 10:29 AM

    DENHAM SPRINGS, La. - A religious organization has withdrawn an application seeking the city's consent to open a home for young women. The Advocate reports the facility had been proposed by Door of Hope Ministry for a site on 4-H Road. After suitability of the site drew questions from the... more »
  • OEP: Oil storage tank fires out, evacuation lifted

    May 3, 2013 5:20 PM

    DENHAM SPRINGS - Emergency managers confirmed to News 2 that fires which started last night at an oil storage facility in Livingston Parish are out and an evacuation order was lifted. Firefighters said they were watching for flare-ups and checking for hot spots. The fire started around 10:30... more »
  • OEP: Lightning might have caused oil tank fire

    May 3, 2013 11:00 AM

    DENHAM SPRINGS - Emergency managers in Livingston Parish said lightning might have caused an oil storage tank to catch fire last night near Denham Springs. Mark Harrell, director of the parish Office of Emergency Preparedness, said people living near the fire at Linder Road and Arnold Road told them... more »
  • Dog shot in the eye and left for dead Play Video

    March 21, 2013 10:25 PM

    DENHAM SPRINGS - It's not the first time a dog's been shot in one Livingston Parish neighborhood. "We had a dog that was shot a couple of years ago and it was just a little poodle," one woman said. She declined to give her name because she is... more »
  • Employees waiting to be paid after car lot closes Play Video

    March 15, 2013 10:40 AM

    DENHAM SPRINGS - Employees at a used car lot in Denham Springs are still waiting to be paid after the lot closed earlier this week. Red Barn Motors at the corner of Pete's Highway and Hwy 16 locked its doors today. Employees said they received paychecks for a past... more »
  • Denham settles 'middle finger' display suit

    March 1, 2013 9:53 PM

    DENHAM SPRINGS- The city of Denham Springs will pay $15,000 to settle a lawsuit over Christmas lights that displayed a middle finger. The payout will cover court costs connected to the lawsuit, which was backed by the ACLU on behalf of resident Sarah Childs. Childs built the display... more »
  • Group claims thugs target their street Play Video

    March 1, 2013 9:44 PM

    LIVINGSTON- People accuse a group of young thugs of causing torment in their neighborhood. Friday evening, a small group got together to clean up the mess the group has caused and to try and erase the path they take entering their neighborhood. "I sleep with a gun under... more »
  • Denham Springs Marshal dropping out of judge race

    February 27, 2013 12:50 PM

    DENHAM SPRINGS - Denham Springs Marshal Jerry Denton says he's dropping out of the race for the First Circuit Court of Appeal. Denton says it's because he has not been able to raise the money necessary in the short time available. The election is April 6th. His... more »
  • Denham Springs residents to pay higher utility fees

    February 26, 2013 8:00 AM

    DENHAM SPRINGS - The Denham Springs City Council voted Monday to raise the basic sewer fee rate 67 percent for a district south of the city. The council also increased rates for water and gas both inside and outside the city. Council members raised natural gas rates by 10 cents... more »
  • Driver killed in morning interstate wreck identified

    February 18, 2013 3:17 PM

    DENHAM SPRINGS - Police identified a man killed today in a wreck on I-12 near Juban Road in Livingston Parish. Denham Springs Police said Melvin Beecham, 37, of Baton Rouge died at the scene of the wreck, which happened just after midnight. Investigators said Beecham was driving a... more »
  • Police to close flooded Denham Springs roads

    February 13, 2013 3:44 PM

    DENHAM SPRINGS - Police alerted drivers in Denham Springs they plan to close an intersection of River Road tomorrow due to flooding. Denham Springs Police posted an alert on their Nixle message service that they plan to close River Road at Benton Lane early Thursday. Drivers were told... more »
  • Man arrested after dad helps him get away from police

    February 6, 2013 8:02 PM

    DENHAM SPRINGS - A man got a few extra hours of freedom thanks to dad's interference. Denham Springs Marshals, Police and Livingston Parish deputies went to search for Billy Boyd in the Shadow Springs Estates neighborhood, when they say his dad distracted officers long enough which allowed him to get... more »

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