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  • Politics and FEMA housing? Politician's daughter has sought-after mobile home Play Video

    September 20, 2016 6:49 PM

    DENHAM SPRINGS- There are allegations of politics playing into who gets into FEMA Mobile Housing Units. To date, only 16 people have MHU's - manufactured housing units - in Livingston Parish. One of the first people to get one was the daughter of Parish President Layton Ricks. Some parish employees... more »
  • Livingston Parish president urges for prayer and unity after Sunday shooting

    July 18, 2016 10:13 AM

    LIVINGSTON – Livingston Parish President Layton Ricks released a statement on the Sunday morning shooting where three Baton Rouge officers were killed and another three were injured. Sheriff’s deputy Brad Garafola, BRPD officers BRPD officers Montrell Jackson and Matthew Gerald were by the lone gunman, 29-year-old Gavin Long, on... more »
  • Livingston Parish employee arrested for DWI after crash resigns

    April 25, 2016 3:10 PM

    LIVINGSTON - A Livingston Parish employee who is accused of crashing a parish vehicle while driving drunk has resigned from his position. State Police said Shevis Ball blew a BAC of .168 after the man was administered a breath test following the crash that severely damaged the Livingston Parish... more »
  • Livingston Parish employee still employed despite DWI arrest in parish vehicle Play Video

    April 21, 2016 6:56 PM

    LIVINGSTON- A Livingston Parish employee remains on leave tonight, following a crash that left a parish vehicle severely damaged. State Police said Shevis Ball was drunk at the time of the crash. Ball blew a .168 after investigators administered a Breathalyzer. "He was officially off the clock when this... more »
  • Flooded areas of Livingston under curfew Tuesday night, Wednesday early morning

    March 15, 2016 5:44 PM

    LIVINGSTON - A curfew for Livingston Parish has been issued for parish residents for Tuesday night by Livingston parish officials. Livingston Parish President Layton Ricks, Livingston Parish Sheriff Jason Ard, and Livingston Parish Office of Homeland Security and Emergency Preparedness (LOHSEP) Director Mark Harrell jointly decided to implement the curfew.... more »
  • Entirely new council ready to take over Livingston Parish Play Video

    November 23, 2015 6:01 PM

    LIVINGSTON - Newly elected Livingston Parish council members have pledged to work together as the entirely new council will take over in January. Voters replaced three incumbents who did not seek reelection and ousted six others. For the first time ever the parish will bring in nine new members. John... more »
  • Some Livingston Parish residents embrace burn ban Play Video

    October 14, 2015 6:23 PM

    LIVINGSTON PARISH - On Tuesday afternoon, Parish President Layton Ricks issued a parish-wide burn ban order following a bone-dry stretch of weather that has made portions of the area a veritable tinderbox itching to ignite. While there surely are drawbacks for some, many parish residents see a silver-lining that... more »
  • Council approves splitting money between current, future road projects Play Video

    September 24, 2015 6:12 PM

    LIVINGSTON - The parish council approved a deal to split a pot of money between road construction and right-of-way acquisition. At a council meeting Thursday, the group approved putting $750,000 toward existing road work. Another $250,000 will be spent to buy land for a possible extension of Juban Road.... more »
  • Council discusses pay raise, parish president's absence Play Video

    November 24, 2014 10:49 PM

    LIVINGSTON - Members of the Livingston Parish Council are upset they aren't moving forward in the direction they would like. The council is concerned about the Master Plan and proposed changes to the Home Rule Charter that are up to voters on Dec. 6. Councilman Ricky Goff chastised... more »
  • No action taken on legal fees in middle of feud Play Video

    August 14, 2014 4:37 PM

    LIVINGSTON - Thursday night, the Livingston Parish Council did not act on dealing with legal fees related to a lawsuit involving council members. The council wanted the parish to pay attorney fees for two council members, but Parish President Layton Ricks wants to wait until a judge makes a... more »
  • Livingston Parish fixes 7 bridges with grant money Play Video

    August 13, 2014 3:07 PM

    LIVINGSTON - Livingston Parish leaders found a way to replace seven worn wooden bridges without spending a dime of parish money. The parish got $4.6 million from a federal grant through the Louisiana Recovery Act. The bridges are scattered throughout the parish, but three are in the Haynes Settlement... 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 »

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