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  • Area of Denham Springs under boil water advisory

    July 28, 2016 6:29 PM

    DENHAM SPRINGS – A boil water advisory has been issued for an area of Denham Springs on Thursday afternoon. The advisory is for the area of Lockhart Road between Dunn Road and Cockerham Road. According to the The Ward Two Water District, the water supply system is experiencing problems with... more »
  • Donations sought to upgrade police ballistic vests Play Video

    July 26, 2016 9:45 PM

    DENHAM SPRINGS - More than a week after six officers were shot in the line of duty during a targeted ambush attack in Baton Rouge, one group says it is imperative to increase the amount of protection offered to men and women in the line of duty. Currently, it's... more »
  • Man drowned after boat overturned in Denham Springs

    July 26, 2016 12:51 PM

    DENHAM SPRINGS – Livingston Parish Sheriff’s Office deputies are responded to a drowning on Plantation Lake Avenue in Denham Springs around 10 a.m. on Tuesday morning. Initial reports indicated that an adult male and juvenile were in a boat and fishing. The boat capsized and the juvenile was able... more »
  • Livingston woman dead after morning crash in Denham Springs

    July 1, 2016 7:01 PM

    DENHAM SPRINGS – State Police say a Livingston woman is dead after a morning crash in Livingston Parish Monday. According to Louisiana State Police, 62-year-old Judy Soulier died from her injuries after a Jeep Cherokee crossed a center lane on LA 1026, striking Soulier’s car head-on. Police say... more »
  • Livingston Parish street repairs in second phase Play Video

    June 14, 2016 6:56 PM

    DENHAM SPRINGS – A series of roads in Denham Springs are soon to get a face lift. Residents of Denham Springs say that the streets are not only bad in the parish, but dangerous for drivers. "If you come through it'll mess up your front end, it's just ridiculous," Paul... more »
  • Three dogs living alone, cause concern among neighbors

    June 2, 2016 6:41 PM

    DENHAM SPRINGS - For months, three dogs have been living alone in the backyard of a home, without supervision. Residents tell News 2 the owner of the home, located on Hawks Cove, moved away months ago. "I don't ever see anyone feeding them, giving them water, how are... more »
  • Mayor testifies in day 3 of fired police chief's appeals hearing

    May 31, 2016 11:27 PM

    DENHAM SPRINGS - An appeals hearing for the fired Denham Springs Police Chief recessed Tuesday night, again without a decision about Scott Jones' fate. Denham Springs Mayor Gerard Landry was among those questioned Tuesday evening. It was the third night of the hearing which began last Tuesday and Wednesday... more »
  • Decision on fired police chief's appeal delayed until next week

    May 26, 2016 12:27 AM

    DENHAM SPRINGS - Following more than 4 hours of testimony Wednesday night, an appeals hearing for the Denham Springs Police chief who was fired in April ended without a decision. It was the second consecutive night the hearing continued for more than four hours. At the conclusion, a motion... more »
  • Day 1 of fired police chief's hearing ends with no decision

    May 24, 2016 2:21 PM

    DENHAM SPRINGS - Day 1 of an appeals hearing for the former Denham Springs Police chief who was fired last month ended without a decision. Scott Jones and Captain Steve Kistler were fired in April at a special council meeting . The pair were accused of mishandling a domestic... more »
  • Driver arrested for DWI after single vehicle crash

    May 22, 2016 9:53 PM

    DENHAM SPRINGS – State Police say one person was arrested for driving while intoxicated after a crash in Denham Springs Sunday afternoon. A spokesperson for Louisiana State Police said the single vehicle crash happened on Walker South Road Sunday afternoon. One person received minor injuries and was transported to... more »
  • Following mistaken release, man's DWI charge upgraded

    May 19, 2016 11:31 AM

    DENHAM SPRINGS – Two months after being arrested twice in the same night on DWI charges, the district attorney here upgraded the charges against Jeffery Blough. The original DWI charge Blough was first arrested for on the night of March 19 was changed to a 4th offense DWI, court... more »
  • Denham Springs Police officer accused of abusing ex-wife

    May 11, 2016 4:19 PM

    DENHAM SPRINGS - Detectives in Livingston Parish say a Denham Springs Police officer was arrested Tuesday after a domestic battery incident involving his former wife. According to Livingston Parish Sheriff Jason Ard, deputies arrested 30-year-old Landon Blake Groger for one count of misdemeanor domestic abuse battery. Ard said the... more »
  • Grand jury indicts man in fatal shooting in Denham Springs

    May 10, 2016 10:04 AM

    LIVINGSTON - A Livingston Parish grand jury has indicted a 24-year-old man in the March 28 shooting death of Derick Stewart in Denham Springs. Brian K. Allen was indicted Monday on a count of second-degree murder. Allen had been scheduled for a preliminary exam hearing Monday afternoon, but the indictment... more »
  • After trapped for hours, driver recovering from crash Play Video

    May 1, 2016 8:48 PM

    DENHAM SPRINGS – State Police say a teen is expected to be okay after being trapped in a car that was involved in a single-vehicle crash in Denham Springs Sunday afternoon. According to Louisiana State Police, the crash happened on LA 1024 near Clinton Allen Road around 4:12 p.m.... more »
  • Pedestrian killed in early morning LA 16 crash

    April 29, 2016 10:10 AM

    DENHAM SPRINGS - State Police have reported that a man died after he was hit by a pickup truck near Denham Springs in Livingston Parish early Friday morning. Troopers say the single-vehicle crash took the life of 46-year-old Jason Taylor, of Greenwell Springs. The crash happened on LA 16... more »
  • Denham Springs PD selects interim chief Play Video

    April 28, 2016 5:41 PM

    DENHAM SPRINGS - The City of Denham Springs has selected an interim replacement for former Chief Scott Jones who was fired last month. Captain J. Shannon Womack will take over the position. The Denham Springs Police Department website lists Womack as Uniform Patrol Commander. He is also responsible for... more »
  • Former Denham Springs Police Chief to appeal firing

    April 20, 2016 11:59 AM

    DENHAM SPRINGS - The Denham Springs Municipal Fire and Police Civil Service Board has confirmed that the former police chief plans to appeal his termination. Ex-Police Chief Scott Jones and a second officer were put on administrative leave in February after the mayor raised questions about an investigation into... more »
  • Report released on firing of Denham Springs Police chief Play Video

    April 14, 2016 2:25 PM

    DENHAM SPRINGS - The city of Denham Springs released a 200-page report on the investigation into recently-fired police Chief Scott Jones. The city of Denham Springs released a lengthy report to @WBRZ about the firing of Chief Scott Jones & Cpt. Kistler. pic.twitter.com/y5zATLznvf — Troy Gaulden WBRZ (@TroyGaulden)... more »
  • FOLLOW UP: Good samaritan honored after saving cop

    April 12, 2016 10:02 PM

    DENHAM SPRINGS - The city of Denham Springs honored a man Tuesday night credited with saving a police officer's life earlier this year. The good deed didn't come without consequences. Gordon Simoneaux broke his ankle helping a police officer who was being attacked by another man at a hotel in... more »
  • Denham Springs using grant for new bulletproof vests Play Video

    April 12, 2016 5:35 PM

    DENHAM SPRINGS - The city of Denham Springs plans to apply for a federal grant that could bring in up to 10 new bulletproof vests for its police department. Right now, 10 of 30 vests need to be replaced. Bulletproof vests last five years and cost around $750 each. Through... more »
  • Search for new Denham Springs Police chief begins Play Video

    April 8, 2016 6:03 PM

    DENHAM SPRINGS - The search for an interim police chief is underway in Denham Springs after the firing of Chief Scott Jones and Captain Steve Kistler. Both Jones and Kistler were fired by the Denham Springs Council Thursday night after an investigating committee looked into the handling of a domestic... more »
  • After calling WBRZ, money raised for good Samaritan who helped police officer Play Video

    April 7, 2016 5:54 PM

    DENHAM SPRINGS - The city of Denham Springs is trying to raise money for a man who broke an ankle while helping a police officer in need. While attending a birthday party at a Denham Springs hotel Gordon Simoneaux noticed a man inside a car who appeared intoxicated. A Denham... more »
  • Denham Springs fires police chief Play Video

    April 6, 2016 6:51 PM

    DENHAM SPRINGS - The city council approved the mayor's request to fire Police Chief Scott Jones. The firing came during a heavily-attended special council meeting Thursday afternoon. WBRZ reporter Brett Buffington reported from inside the standing-room only council room where Jones was fired shortly after 5 p.m. Jones... more »
  • Acadian Ambulance Service truck crashes into dump truck in Denham Springs

    April 5, 2016 2:33 PM

    BATON ROUGE- A car crash involving an Acadian Ambulance Service truck and a dump truck happened Tuesday afternoon in Denham Springs. The accident happened on Range Avenue near I-12 when a dump truck stopped in front of an Acadian Ambulance service truck. The Acadian Ambulance truck did not stop soon... more »
  • Rides inspected ahead of first Denham Springs Fair Play Video

    April 1, 2016 5:54 PM

    DENHAM SPRINGS - State Fire Marshals spent Friday inspecting carnival rides before the first ever Denham Springs Fair kicked off. Fire marshals combed over all 13 rides at South Park on Vincent Road to ensure safety. Marshals are required to inspect rides at some point during a fair or festival,... more »
  • Man arrested twice on same night for DWI Play Video

    March 25, 2016 7:14 PM

    BATON ROUGE- A man with a troubled history of getting arrested for driving while intoxicated managed to get arrested twice in the same night for DWI recently. Investigators said this past weekend's arrests bring his total of DWI arrests up to 12. It's unclear how many of those resulted... more »
  • Man seeks new sentencing in heroin overdose death

    March 24, 2016 8:44 AM

    BATON ROUGE- A Denham Springs man sentenced to life in prison in the alleged heroin overdose death of his girlfriend in 2013 is asking a state judge to rethink the punishment. Jarret McCasland's attorney, Rodney Messina, contends in a motion for reconsideration of sentence that the life term without parole... more »
  • Walk-Ons to celebrate grand opening in Denham Springs

    March 17, 2016 2:15 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Walk-On’s will open its new location in Denham Springs on Monday, Mar. 21. The new restaurant, located at 27010 Crossing Circle in the Juban Crossing shopping center, will be the third Walk On’s in the Baton Rouge area and eight statewide location. “Juban Crossing is such an... more »
  • Residents keep watchful eye on Amite River as it crests, begins to recede Play Video

    March 15, 2016 12:05 AM

    LIVINGSTON - Most of the Amite River has already reached flood stage and begun receding, but part of the river won't crest until Tuesday morning. It's already crested in Denham Springs, Bayou Manchac and Port Vincent and should be back below flood stage at all three locations by Thursday evening.... more »
  • Fire that destroyed Denham Springs home started in shed; mom & 2 kids unharmed Play Video

    March 8, 2016 12:05 AM

    DENHAM SPRINGS - Investigators believe a two-alarm fire that destroyed a Denham Springs home Monday night started in a shed that was attached to the residence. Fire investigators said they are looking at whether an electrical short sparked the blaze. The home was a total loss. The house... more »
  • Kohl's will announce locations of 18 closures in a month

    February 26, 2016 10:25 AM

    MENOMONEE FALLS, Wis. - Kohl’s will close 18 under performing stores this year the company announced this week. Specific locations to be closed won't be announced until the end of March, the company said in a news release about the closure. Kohl's said the closures will save the company... more »
  • Watson appliance repairman arrested for ripping off 85-year-old victim

    February 25, 2016 6:47 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Police said they arrested a Watson appliance repairman after an 85-year-old victim contacted them to say the man had ripped him off. 37-year-old Evan Stribling was booked into the parish prison on charges of felony theft, theft of assets from aged/disabled person and misapplication of contractor... more »
  • Councilman says domestic abuse arrest was 'misunderstanding' Play Video

    February 23, 2016 12:08 AM

    DENHAM SPRINGS - Monday night, a city councilman in Denham Springs returned to his seat for the first time since he was arrested on Domestic Abuse Battery charges. He spoke to News 2's cameras for the first time. "This whole thing has been a misunderstanding," Chris Davis claims. "You know,... more »
  • New street signs going up in Denham Springs Play Video

    February 18, 2016 5:32 PM

    DENHAM SPRINGS - The city of Denham Springs is overhauling hundreds of old street signs after getting a $22,000 grant. Work is underway to replace the faded street signs around the city. The reflective coating on street signs typically lasts 8-10 years. However, many of the signs in Denham Springs... more »
  • City's top cop, captain on leave pending investigation into how department handled call

    February 17, 2016 2:14 PM

    DENHAM SPRINGS - The police chief and a department captain were placed on leave, WBRZ learned Wednesday. The city attorney said Chief Scott Jones and Captain Steve Kistler are on paid leave while an internal investigation unfolds. The investigation is over how the response to a domestic violence call... more »
  • Denham Springs councilman's arrest talk of town Play Video

    February 12, 2016 5:25 PM

    DENHAM SPRINGS - The domestic abuse battery arrest of Denham Springs Councilman Chris Davis has people talking around town. Denham Springs Police arrested Davis Thursday for an incident that happened in January at a home on Oakwood Drive. The councilman now faces a misdemeanor count of first-offense domestic abuse... more »
  • Judge orders life sentence for man convicted of heroin overdose death Play Video

    February 12, 2016 3:23 PM

    BATON ROUGE - A judge ordered Thursday that a Denham Springs man found guilty in the 2013 heroin overdose death of his girlfriend will spend the rest of his life in prison. Judge Don Johnson kept in line the decison made by a jury in 2013 who convicted 26-year-old... more »
  • Denham City councilman arrested on domestic abuse/battery charges

    February 11, 2016 8:21 PM

    DENHAM SPRINGS - A city councilman was booked into jail on domestic abuse/battery charges Thursday. Chris Davis was charged with a misdemeanor. Davis, who is described as a conservative Republican on the city's website , was elected in 2011. He is a corporate environmental health and safety manager,... more »
  • Man seeks reduced conviction, new trial in overdose death

    February 9, 2016 12:29 PM

    BATON ROUGE - A Denham Springs man found guilty in the 2013 heroin overdose death of his girlfriend is asking a state judge to either reduce his second-degree murder conviction to negligent homicide or grant him a new trial. 26-year-old Jarret McCasland faces life in prison without parole when sentenced... more »
  • Walker City prosecutor arrested on LSU campus

    February 5, 2016 8:18 PM

    BATON ROUGE – LSU Police arrested and charged a 60-year-old Denham Springs man with obscenity Friday afternoon. Michael B. Cupit, 60, put his penis through a hole in a restroom stall on a first floor bathroom in Tureaud Hall and asked another man to perform oral sex on him,... more »
  • Warrant amnesty begins in western Livingston Parish Play Video

    February 4, 2016 5:30 PM

    DENHAM SPRINGS - The Denham Springs Marshal's Office is offering amnesty to those who have outstanding warrants. It's a way to clear your name at a discount of $35 instead of going to jail. Marshal Jerry Denton serves nearly 35,000 people in southwest Livingston Parish. "It's a great opportunity for... more »
  • Police chase leads to arrest of serial burglary suspects Play Video

    January 28, 2016 12:32 PM

    DENHAM SPRINGS - Police said a pursuit in Denham Springs ended with the arrest of two men who investigators believe burglarized homes in several parishes around the Capital Area. 22-year-old Patrick Booker and 25-year-old Charlie Matthews, both of Baton Rouge, were booked on charges of burglary of an inhabited... more »
  • Police say $38,000 of marijuana found in drug den raid

    January 25, 2016 10:26 AM

    DENHAM SPRINGS - Police said they found tens of thousands of dollars worth of marijuana and arrested one person in a drug raid Friday morning in Denham Springs. Narcotics agents charged Darrel Donahue with drug possession with the intent to distribute, drug and firearm possession, being a felon in... more »
  • Coat drive for seniors a success in Denham Springs Play Video

    January 20, 2016 5:55 PM

    DENHAM SPRINGS - The winter coat drive for seniors in Denham Springs has been a success as donations continue to roll into the Livingston Council on Aging. So far, the council on aging has collected around 240 coats and $500. For the seniors on the receiving end, the coats mean... more »
  • Man accused of robbing yogurt store

    January 13, 2016 4:32 PM

    DENHAM SPRINGS - Police arrested a Denham Springs man this week in connection with the robbery of a frozen yogurt shop in the city. Police said 31-year-old Andrew Mayeux faces robbery charges in Denham Springs and possibly other charges from the Livingston Parish Sheriff's Office. Menchie's in Denham... more »
  • Police: man stole cash, ice cream from shop Tuesday night

    January 12, 2016 10:47 PM

    DENHAM SPRINGS - Police are investigating a bizarre robbery of an ice cream parlor Tuesday evening. A man went to the Menchie's where he fixed himself a dessert and then threatened an employee when they charged him for the ice cream. He was able to steal cash and his... more »
  • Man accused of selling synthetic THC for vaping Play Video

    January 12, 2016 11:24 AM

    DENHAM SPRINGS - Police arrested a Denham Springs gas station owner after narcotics detectives said they seized hundreds of bottles of vaporizer liquid which had synthetic THC in it which were being sold at the station. Police charged Essam Farhat on Dec. 7 with one count of distributing drugs,... more »
  • Denham Springs gets grant money to replace old street signs Play Video

    December 29, 2015 5:26 PM

    DENHAM SPRINGS - Hundreds of old, worn out street signs will be replaced soon in Denham Springs after the city received a $22,000 state grant. The reflective coating on street signs typically lasts between 8-10 years, but most signs in Denham Springs are 15-20 years old, according to Mayor Gerard... more »
  • Several road projects delayed in Denham Springs Play Video

    December 28, 2015 5:48 PM

    DENHAM SPRINGS - Several road projects expected to be underway in 2015 did not happen as planned. The most expensive project, Maple Street, was supposed to be overlaid and widened. That road serves as a popular route between Hatchell Lane and Range Avenue near Denham Springs High School. A few... more »
  • Grant money would help Denham Springs Animal Shelter Play Video

    December 23, 2015 5:32 PM

    DENHAM SPRINGS - A $50,000 grant would go a long way for repairs at the Denham Springs Animal Shelter. City leaders plan to apply for the state grant in the coming weeks. Right now, the no-kill shelter relies heavily on donations and grants to get by each day. Every penny... more »
  • Plans for proposed Denham Springs park take step forward

    December 14, 2015 11:43 AM

    DENHAM SPRINGS - Plans for a nature park on the banks of the Amite River have taken another step forward. An engineering firm presented a preliminary map to the Denham Springs City Council last week. The design identifies 13 areas where campsites can be located and about 75 lots suitable... more »
  • Deputies look to identify duo of Denham Springs shoplifters

    December 10, 2015 11:13 AM

    DENHAM SPRINGS - Detectives with the Livingston Parish Sheriff’s Office are looking for leads in connection with complaints of shoplifting at a Denham Springs business. Deputies said they were called out to a discount retailer on LA Hwy 16 in mid-November to review surveillance camera footage that showed a... more »
  • Popular Livingston Parish library expanding

    December 8, 2015 5:29 PM

    DENHAM SPRINGS - The most popular library branch in Livingston Parish is set for a more than $3 million expansion. The Denham Springs-Walker branch sees about 200,000 people each year. That's equal to the other four Livingston Parish libraries put together. With all the growth going on in the parish... more »
  • 4 arrested in Denham Springs drug bust

    December 2, 2015 11:27 AM

    DENHAM SPRINGS - Sheriff’s deputies arrested four and seized a variety of narcotics while executing a search warrant in Denham Springs Monday. 36-year-old Derek Ford, 31-year-old Sharon Painting and 46-year-old Toby Jarreau were arrested and booked into the Livingston Parish Detention Center on drug and weapon charges. A fourth... more »
  • Denham Springs Police gaining reserve officers Play Video

    December 1, 2015 5:48 PM

    DENHAM SPRINGS - After reaching out about the need for more reserve officers, the Denham Springs Police Department has nearly tripled its number of reserves. The department has gone from five reserve officers to 12 in just three months. There's also 17 more applications on the table waiting for background... more »
  • Range Avenue road work moving along

    November 30, 2015 4:48 PM

    DENHAM SPRINGS - Work to improve Range Avenue in Denham Springs is moving as contractors work night shifts to create a smoother ride for motorists. The work started on the $2.2 million project in September. Contractors have only a few minor details left to complete asphalt work south of Interstate... more »
  • Rain brings mosquito boom in Livingston Parish Play Video

    November 17, 2015 5:34 PM

    DENHAM SPRINGS - With more rain on the way the city of Denham Springs plans to rev up its mosquito spraying program. The city started its own program a few months ago but eventually stopped last month after complaints about mosquitoes died down. However, the buzz is back after rain... more »
  • All lanes now open on I-12 W near Essen

    November 17, 2015 9:42 AM

    BATON ROUGE- All lanes are now open on I-12 West following an earlier accident. Congestion from this wreck has reached O'Neal Lane. Drivers can take US-190 as an alternate route. more »
  • November 13, 2015 Morning News Pop Play Video

    November 13, 2015 8:09 AM

    Early morning fire claims at least one life on Madison Avenue Narcotics agents investigate house fire in Denham Springs that sent four people to the hospital Social media movement aims to rename Lee Cirle after New Orleans Music Legend Allen Toussaint Game on: A weekend without rain more »
  • Narcotics agents on scene of Denham Springs house fire

    November 12, 2015 3:04 PM

    DENHAM SPRINGS - Four people were taken to the hospital and narcotics agents from the Livingston Parish Sheriff’s Office are on the scene after a house in Denham Springs caught on fire early Thursday afternoon. Just before 2 p.m., agents were going through the house on Wonderland Drive in... more »
  • Denham Springs councilmen eye limit for drone usage

    November 12, 2015 7:12 AM

    DENHAM SPRINGS- City councilmen in Denham Springs are hustling to pass a new ordinance prohibiting drones from flying over private property in time for the gift-giving season. Councilman Jeff Wesley says the primary concern is that the small, unmanned craft can carry cameras and take photos from the sky. Remote-controlled... more »
  • Driver fleeing wreck crashes, kills Denham Springs woman

    November 7, 2015 6:51 PM

    BATON ROUGE – Police think a woman fleeing the scene of one wreck, struck and killed a Denham Springs woman in a second crash near Florida Blvd. Saturday. According to Baton Rouge Police, Stephanie Butterfield was driving north on Centerpointe Thruway near Florida Blvd. when she was struck by... more »
  • 2 arrested, 1 at large following Denham Springs armed robbery

    November 5, 2015 4:25 PM

    DENHAM SPRINGS - Sheriff’s deputies in Livingston Parish said they arrested two and have a warrant out for a third after they arrived at the scene of a shooting in Denham Springs Tuesday. Deputies responded to a residence in the 9300 block of Lockhart Road to discover a 34-year-old... more »
  • 6 Denham Springs businesses hit in burglary spree Play Video

    November 3, 2015 5:49 PM

    DENHAM SPRINGS - After a rash of business burglaries in Denham Springs the past few weeks, police are on the hunt for the thieves responsible. The burglars have broken into at least six businesses in the Antique District using rocks and bricks to break through glass doors and windows. They... more »
  • Livingston Parish man arrested for contractor fraud, theft

    October 29, 2015 5:32 PM

    BATON ROUGE - The Attorney General’s Office says a Livingston Parish contractor has been arrested for theft, fraud and forgery. 46-year-old James Brewer, of Denham Springs, was taken into custody Tuesday and charged with one count each of felony theft, residential contractor fraud and forgery. He was booked into... more »
  • Southland Christian Academy, Open Door Child Development Center closed Monday

    October 26, 2015 8:26 AM

    DENHAM SPRINGS- The heavy rain is having an impact on a daycare in Denham Springs. The Southland Christian Academy and Open Door Child Development Center in Denham Springs announced it will be closed on Monday. School administrator, Mike Wynn, says the closure is due to flooded streets around the campus. more »

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