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  • 5-year-old boy drowns in Holden

    July 6, 2017 4:52 PM

    HOLDEN – A five-year-old boy drowned in Holden on Wednesday night. According to the Livingston Parish Sheriff's Office, the boy has been identified as Michael Morino. The incident occurred on Wednesday around 10:30 p.m. in the 30000 block of Sydney Woods Road. The sheriff's office... more »
  • I-12 east reopens at Holden exit due to camper fire

    April 14, 2017 3:30 PM

    HOLDEN - A vehicle fire closed I-12 east for 40 minutes near the Holden exit Friday afternoon. According to DOTD, as of 3:18 p.m., the left lane has reopened to traffic. Congestion has reached Satsuma. The fire happened around 2:10 p.m. Friday afternoon. Photos from the scene showed... more »
  • Police: speed possibly a factor in deadly Livingston Parish crash

    April 10, 2017 9:16 AM

    HOLDEN – State Police say speed is suspected to be a factor in a crash that killed a Napoleonville man Sunday night. According to Louisiana State Police, the single vehicle crash happened around 8 p.m. on I-12 west at LA 441 in Livingston Parish. Investigators believe 34-year-old Christopher... more »
  • Driveway mess often leaves family stranded Play Video

    December 9, 2016 6:41 PM

    HOLDEN - Some days, a woman says she's stuck in her own home because she can't make it out of her driveway. Terri Vernazza says every time it rains her driveway is left looking like the 1000 Islands. "If you like mud riding, if you like being stuck... more »
  • I-12 west briefly closed near Holden for vehicle fire

    November 27, 2016 12:05 AM

    HOLDEN - Parts of I-12 west were closed Saturday evening due to a vehicle fire past the Holden exit. According to DOTD, I-12 west at mile marker 25 was closed around 10:52 p.m. Traffic is passing through the left lane, but the right lane remains blocked. Congestion from the... more »
  • City-Parish unveils 10 electric car charging stations in downtown BR Play Video

    October 17, 2016 5:16 PM

    BATON ROUGE – Mayor Kip Holden, City-Parish officials and others unveiled the installation of ten charging stations for electric cars around the city on Monday. The charging stations are a part of an initiative to encourage the use of electric cars in the city. Mayor Holden said that... more »
  • Public input meetings for phase 2 of Green Light Plan start next week

    August 25, 2016 12:38 PM

    BATON ROUGE – Some of the public meetings set to discuss the next phase of the Green Light Plan are set to start next week. The proposed next phase of Mayor Holden's Green Light Plan call for a parish-wide 5-mill property tax over 30 years to fund an estimated... more »
  • Mayor touts proposed tram as futuristic; expected to ask for funding Wednesday

    June 21, 2016 9:36 PM

    BATON ROUGE - At a community meeting to discuss his proposed tram project, Mayor Kip Holden touted the project as something that will bring the city into the future. The proposed Tramlink BR line would run along Nicholson from LSU toward downtown and jumps to St. Ferdinand via Europe... more »
  • Body found under I-12 overpass at Holden

    June 1, 2016 11:24 AM

    HOLDEN - Sheriff’s deputies say a body was discovered under an I-12 overpass in Livingston Parish Wednesday morning. LPSO spokeswoman Lori Steele says the human remains were located under the I-12 overpass at Holden. Foul play is not suspected at this point in the investigation, according to deputies.... more »
  • Lanes now open after overturned big rig carrying load of limes caused I-12 delays

    May 25, 2016 8:51 AM

    HOLDEN - All lanes of I-12 West near Holden are now open after vehicle recovery operations were performed on an 18-wheeler carrying a load of limes that overturned Tuesday night. The truck rolled at 11:30 p.m. Tuesday and kept at least one lane of the interstate closed for most... more »
  • Power shut off at Brandywine complex because of overdue payments Play Video

    May 5, 2016 8:34 PM

    BATON ROUGE - A spokesperson for Entergy says power has been shut off to the Brandywine apartment complex because of overdue payments totaling more than $60,000. News 2 began asking questions after receiving calls from several concerned residents claiming they hadn't had electricity since Wednesday morning. They're concerned about... more »
  • Mayor Holden hints that council members got cozy with developer Play Video

    April 28, 2016 12:30 AM

    BATON ROUGE - After the Metro Council voted to override Mayor-President Kip Holden's veto of an economic development district in north Baton Rouge, he hinted that some council members might be getting comfortable with developers. After nearly two hours of discussion Wednesday, eight Metro Council members voted to overrule... more »
  • Governor, Mayor meet with top transportation official Play Video

    January 22, 2016 10:54 PM

    BATON ROUGE - This week, Governor John Bel Edwards and Mayor-President Kip Holden met with federal transportation authorities about Louisiana's traffic problems. Holden met with U.S. Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx Thursday in Washington, D.C. while Edwards and Secretary of DOTD Shawn Wilson met with him Friday. All three discussed... more »
  • Holden gives last State of the City Address Play Video

    January 6, 2016 7:52 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Kip Holden claims a number of accomplishments during his time in office including a lower crime rate, improved traffic and a revitalized downtown. The mayor-president gave his last State of the City address Wednesday at the Baton Rouge Rotary Club. He gave credit to those who came... more »
  • John Schneider Studios brings "It's a Wonderful Life" to the stage in Holden Play Video

    December 18, 2015 2:38 PM

    HOLDEN - A holiday classic is coming to the stage in Livingston Parish thanks to John Schneider Studios. John Schneider himself appeared on News 2 at noon with details about Friday night’s stage presentation of a radio version of the 1946 Christmas masterpiece “It’s a Wonderful Life” at Camp... more »
  • Film production company looks to cast extras for Holden movie shoot

    December 2, 2015 2:01 PM

    HOLDEN - Folks in Livingston Parish and the surrounding area can get their shot at some silver screen time as a film production company is looking to cast extras for an upcoming SyFy channel feature film. Active Entertainment is looking to cast “Festival Participants” for the film Ozark Sharks... more »
  • Leads run dry in Holden woman's disappearance Play Video

    November 12, 2015 2:10 PM

    HOLDEN - Seven years ago, Barbara Blount vanished without a trace. Tonight, her family is holding on to hope that someday they'll get to embrace their loved one again. The Investigative Unit uncovered new information from the family about what happened in the days and hours following Barbara Blount's... more »
  • Holden to assemble ConnectHome Roundtable Thursday

    October 14, 2015 11:42 AM

    BATON ROUGE - Mayor-President “Kip” Holden will assemble a community roundtable discussion Thursday to provide an update on the Baton Rouge ConnectHome pilot program. Holden said that he hopes the roundtable will be the first of many community conversations about building a “first-class digital workforce for the future of... more »
  • Stinky smell causes uproar after dumping in Holden Play Video

    September 29, 2015 6:48 PM

    HOLDEN - Some people say a nasty odor is keeping them from enjoying the outdoors in Livingston Parish. The residents in Holden say the smell is coming from piles of something dumped by a company named Darpro. Darpro turns used cooking grease and oil into diesel and says it is... more »
  • John Schneider Studios Play Video

    September 9, 2015 11:09 AM

    BATON ROUGE- John Schneider Studios has made a home in Livingston Parish, but it's definitely not your standard movie studio with green screens and bright lights. News 2's Kylie Dixon took got the chance to take a tour of the property with Bo Duke himself, and got to see... more »
  • Crash causing heavy traffic on I-12 at Holden

    September 3, 2015 5:43 PM

    HOLDEN - Louisiana State Police are urging drivers to avoid I-12 East at LA 441 (Holden) due to a crash near that location. Police said that traffic congestion is very heavy due to the crash and emergency road repairs on the interstate at Pumpkin Center Road. LSP recommend... more »
  • Video released of high-speed chase, driver blew .103 when arrested Play Video

    August 24, 2015 3:54 PM

    WALKER - Police said they arrested a highly-intoxicated Hammond man early Sunday morning after he led officers on a high-speed chase for more than 16 miles. Police said the pursuit began around 2 a.m. Sunday when officers saw a vehicle driven by 41-year-old Roland Reine slide to a stop... more »
  • "Shakespeare in the Swamp" Play Video

    August 24, 2015 9:17 AM

    BATON ROUGE- Local actors are getting ready to perform some classic plays with a Cajun twist. John Schneider Studios will be hosting "Shakespeare in the Swamp" at the end of the month. This morning one of the show's lead actors, Chasen Schneider, and producer, Alicia Allain, stopped by 2une In... more »
  • LPSO: Holden man arrested after firing shotgun during dispute

    July 28, 2015 6:25 PM

    HOLDEN - Sheriff's deputies in Livingston Parish announced a man accused of injuring a person with a shotgun during a domestic disturbance turned himself into authorities Monday night. Investigators say 54-year-old Melvin Graham fired a 20-gauge shotgun onto the asphalt roadway in front of his Holden residence Monday night,... more »
  • Mayor Holden's Healthy BR Initiative wins national AHA award

    July 14, 2015 12:20 PM

    BATON ROUGE -The American Hospital Association announced Tuesday that Mayor-President Kip Holden's Healthy BR Initiative is one of five programs nationwide to receive the NOVA award for improving community health. "This award is really honoring a collaborative effort, and shows what can be accomplished when health-care providers put aside their... more »
  • BRPD wants $1 million for new cars Play Video

    July 13, 2015 6:35 PM

    BATON ROUGE- Police say many of their cars are old and safety is a concern. So Baton Rouge police want $1 million for 35 new cruisers. In all they have 300 marked cars, some of them are 9 years old. "We are required to replace the vehicles every five... more »
  • Civic Hacking day to encourage digital community initiatives

    June 5, 2015 11:54 AM

    BATON ROUGE - Mayor-President Melvin "Kip" Holden is encouraging Baton Rouge residents to participate in "National Day of Civic Hacking" on Saturday, June 6. The Mayor's office said that the event, led by Code for America, is designed to encourage citizens across the U.S. to develop ideas, solutions or... more »
  • Film tax credit fight nears Play Video

    May 6, 2015 8:09 PM

    BATON ROUGE- Mayor Kip Holden made an impassioned defense of the state film tax credit at a press conference that unveiled more films to be shot in Baton Rouge. "This industry is too important to shut the door on people who need jobs, can do these jobs, and can... more »
  • Residents relieved about fire tax renewal

    May 3, 2015 7:51 PM

    HOLDEN - Residents in Livingston made it clear that they want to keep their fire department running after voters chose to renew a 11.1 millage tax for another ten years. A whopping ninety-two percent of residents in Holden approved the tax on Saturday in order to save their District... more »
  • Man faces attempted murder charge in teen's stabbing

    May 1, 2015 5:51 PM

    HOLDEN - Sheriff's deputies in Livingston Parish said they arrested a man accused of using a screwdriver to stab a 17-year-old in the face multiple times at a home in Holden earlier this month. 25-year-old Lawrence "Larry" Bottoms was arrested as a fugitive from Livingston Parish at his residence... more »
  • Three arrested including juvenile in drive-by shooting Play Video

    April 9, 2015 11:03 AM

    HOLDEN - Deputies said three people are under arrest in connection with a drive-by shooting at a Holden home which injured someone inside, and said one of the shooters was a juvenile. According to the Livingston Parish Sheriff's Office 18-year-old Breanna Hendry, 17-year-old Christian Taylor and an unnamed juvenile... more »
  • Fire district's future depends on voters Play Video

    December 1, 2014 4:17 PM

    HOLDEN - A fire protection district could shut down in Livingston Parish if voters strike down a tax renewal in Holden. Livingston Parish Fire Protection District 10 Chief Warren Stewart says the district would miss out on $172,000 each year if the tax renewal fails to pass. That's money... more »
  • Metro Council wants pay raises in budget

    November 10, 2014 8:09 AM

    BATON ROUGE - East Baton Rouge Parish Metro Council members have been flipping through the mayor's proposed budget that they will vote on next month. But some say the key missing element is an across-the-board pay raise for city workers. Mayor-President Kip Holden officially unveiled his proposed 2015 budget last... more »
  • Holden chooses to uphold BRPD chief's firing Play Video

    February 18, 2013 10:55 AM

    BATON ROUGE - East Baton Rouge Mayor Kip Holden announced he will uphold his decision to fire Baton Rouge Police Chief Dewayne White. Holden made the announcement during a public hearing with White and his attorney which grew contentious at times. Holden said White made several misrepresentations during... more »
  • White finishes statement, Holden to render decision Play Video

    February 18, 2013 9:13 AM

    BATON ROUGE- Police Chief Dwayne White has finished his testimony at a special hearing into his future. Mayor-President Kip Holden said he would have a decision in the matter in about ten minutes. White testified for more than an hour telling Holden he and the police department had... more »

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