February 28, 2015 6:48 PM
GONZALES - Ascension, Livingston and East Baton Rouge sheriff's deputies joined forces to take a dive into some chilly waters Saturday morning at the 7th Annual Polar Plunge.
The teams jumped into the freezing waters at Cabela's in Gonzales all to raise money for athletes in the Louisiana Special... more »
February 20, 2015 8:25 PM
DENHAM SPRINGS - State Police closed Juban Road for part of Friday evening after a crash south of I-12.
Video captured by a WBRZ photographer on the scene shows a damaged, large truck and a mangled, smaller sedan. Witnesses said at least one person was taken to the hospital.... more »
February 19, 2015 11:23 PM
LIVINGSTON - Some charges against contractor Corey Delahoussaye were dropped Thursday.
Delahoussaye is accused of over-billing Livingston Parish for work related to Hurricane Gustav clean up.
Twenty-two of the 81 counts against him were dropped by the district attorney in the area. The dropped charges are related to... more »
February 13, 2015 5:06 PM
LIVINGSTON - Another fatal crash took place on Highway 63, south of Highway 449.
According to the The Department of Transportation and Development, It's the second fatality to happen in that area within recent years.
Louis Gurka III, 55, of Baton Rouge was traveling north on the highway... more »
February 13, 2015 7:47 AM
LIVINGSTON - A Baton Rouge man was killed in a single-car accident in Livingston Parish Thursday night, according to Louisiana State Police.
The wreck happened around 8:30 p.m. on LA Hwy 63 south of LA Hwy 449. Crash investigators say Louis L. Gurka, III, 55, wasn't wearing a seatbelt... more »
February 12, 2015 11:06 PM
LIVINGSTON - Parish leaders approved putting two tax measures on the May ballot Thursday night.
One is the second attempt for the fire department covering the Holden area. A tax renewal failed in December. The department believes low voter turnout and knowledge about the renewal caused the defeat.
... more »
February 4, 2015 10:06 PM
LIVINGSTON - The man accused of driving under the influence and slamming into a bus loaded with children remained in the Livingston Parish Jail overnight Wednesday on a $19,208 bond.
Brandon Vince faces twenty charges following the wreck on Tuesday. He was booked after being released from the hospital.... more »
February 3, 2015 3:39 PM
DENHAM SPRINGS - A man died after a shooting involving an off-duty Livingston Parish Sheriff's deputy and a woman at a house on Country Club Lane Tuesday afternoon.
Specific details about the incident have not been released by State Police, the lead agency on the case since the sheriff's... more »
January 30, 2015 10:38 PM
MAUREPAS - An icon of Livingston Parish, Val's Marina, will close for good Saturday.
On Facebook , managers posted daily updates about the last crowds visiting and eating along with pictures that mark joyous moments in the restaurant's more than 50 year history. Mangers posted most of the menu... more »
January 21, 2015 10:08 AM
BATON ROUGE - Baton Rouge area home sales increased by 3.2 percent in 2014, thanks to more activity in Livingston and Ascension parishes. There were 8,903 homes sold in the nine-parish area during 2014, compared with 8,625 in 2013, according to figures released Tuesday by the Greater Baton Rouge Association... more »
January 13, 2015 10:35 PM
BATON ROUGE- A task force set up to monitor the slow-moving Comite River Diversion Project met for the final time Tuesday.
The group, set up by an act of the legislature last year, has been discussing ways to get the program to move faster. The canal project is years... more »
December 19, 2014 1:36 PM
DENHAM SPRINGS - Deputies in Livingston Parish will be playing Santa this weekend.
Hundreds of gifts were delivered to children across the parish as part of Sheriff Jason Ard's Christmas Crusade. Dozens of deputies battled the rain Friday morning to load up their cruisers with toys donated by the... more »
December 15, 2014 9:49 PM
MAUREPAS - There's an $11 million plan to purchase flood-prone properties in Livingston Parish and either tear them down, or raise them above flood levels.
In the next year and a half, the parish plans to tackle about 90 low-lying properties. Most of them will be elevated to comply... more »
December 15, 2014 8:00 AM
DENHAM SPRINGS - Jade Mitchell raised more than $10,000 for area shelters over the past two years, and even adopted a pet of her home. This morning on 2une In, we went back to the shelter where Jade began her dedicated to taking care of animals.
Workers at Denham... more »
December 12, 2014 7:14 AM
DENHAM SPRINGS - Santa hats and sirens don't usually go together, but they do in Livingston Parish. Sheriff's deputies are doing their part to be Santa's helpers on the streets for their annual Christmas Crusade for the Children.
So far 1,200 kids have had their Christmas wishes granted, but... more »
December 11, 2014 10:27 PM
WATSON - The Livingston Parish Council voted for tougher rules and regulations for gravel pit companies planning to build.
For months, most of the Oak Hills subdivision off Highway 16 in Watson has been fighting against a gravel pit company building feet from their 230 home neighborhood.
A... more »
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 »
November 21, 2014 4:21 PM
LIVINGSTON - More than a dozen accused drug dealers were busted in Livingston Parish Friday during a narcotics roundup.
The suspected dealers got a rude awakening as deputies worked parish-wide to crack down on drugs.
"The mission here is to make sure we get any and every drug... more »
November 21, 2014 6:42 AM
LIVINGSTON - The Livingston Parish School Board has agreed to give 12.3 acres of undeveloped land to the state in exchange for a community and technical college. Under the terms of the cooperative endeavor agreement, the school board will transfer a tract of land behind the Livingston Parish Literacy and... more »
November 17, 2014 7:59 AM
LIVINGSTON - The National Weather Service confirmed Monday that storm damage overnight in Livingston Pairsh was caused by a tornado.
A survey team confirmed damage found north of Livingston indicated an EF 1 tornado. This means winds gusted in the range of 85-110mph.
The storms were caused by... more »
November 11, 2014 9:55 PM
DENHAM SPRINGS- As the end of the Mosquito Abatement program nears in Livingston Parish, current director Jeanine Tessmer is working hard to secure funding that could keep the program alive.
"We will not be spraying in 2015 and that's going to allow the mosquitoes to grow in the numbers... more »
November 11, 2014 3:19 PM
LIVINGSTON - Some students in Livingston Parish could come back to new classrooms after Thanksgiving break.
With the number of students growing in the parish, schools are looking to expand. After a rise in students, sixth graders at Doyle Elementary transferred to Doyle High School in the town of... more »
October 22, 2014 8:10 PM
WATSON- Livingston Parish Sheriff's deputies arrested three people in a burglary ring where as many as 30 vehicles were hit by thieves this week.
Racey Ford, Jacob Anderson and Michael Terrell face burglary and resisting an officer charges. Authorities said the group hit unlocked vehicles in the Richmond Place... more »
October 22, 2014 6:21 AM
BATON ROUGE - Home sales in metro Baton Rouge were down by 1 percent in September, despite increased sales in Ascension and Livingston parishes. According to figures released Tuesday by the Greater Baton Rouge Association of Realtors, there were 725 home sales that closed in September in the eight-parish area.... more »
October 17, 2014 10:10 PM
BATON ROUGE- A wanted man will enter his second weekend on the run Saturday and has managed to spend the last week without being noticed.
Dennis Shampine has been running from authorities since the second week of October. He has not been seen since Friday, October 10 when a... more »
October 16, 2014 11:02 PM
BATON ROUGE- Four deputies from three different departments were honored by the East Baton Rouge Parish sheriff Thursday.
East Baton Rouge Parish Sheriff's Deputy John Buie and Livingston Parish Sheriff's Office Sergeant Carl Childers were given the Medal of Valor award. Two deputies from the West Feliciana Parish Sheriff's... more »
October 16, 2014 3:36 PM
DENHAM SPRINGS - Mosquito abatement in Livingston Parish will come to an end sometime next week.
The program is running out of money after voters struck down a fee that would have tacked on to property taxes. Mosquito Abatement Director Jeanine Tessmer says drivers will spray until the chemicals... more »
October 15, 2014 4:22 PM
DENHAM SPRINGS - After years of delays and funding setbacks the Juban Crossing shopping center opened Wednesday for business.
Delay after delay put doubt in the minds of some Livingston Parish residents as the wait for the shopping center lingered on.
"Oh forever, I didn't think it would... more »
October 12, 2014 11:15 PM
BATON ROUGE- Sunday night, people kept eyes on the dark woods behind their homes on Riverside Park Drive since a convict is likely lurking in the shadows.
Dennis Shampine's run from the law has lasted through the weekend and approaches the one week mark since he bolted from police... more »
October 10, 2014 11:30 PM
BATON ROUGE- A convicted felon continued his run from the law late Friday as a slew of authorities trailed him again overnight.
Dennis Shampine has been eluding authorities since Tuesday when the first manhunt to find him, this one in Walker, put schools on lockdown after lunch. He was... more »
October 10, 2014 9:54 AM
BATON ROUGE - State police say the manhunt for a sex offender now wanted for robberies in Livingston Parish was called off around 11 p.m. Thursday.
Dennis Shampine remains at large.
Shampine was spotted Thursday morning walking near the Amite river bridge by a state trooper, prompting an... more »
October 9, 2014 11:07 PM
HOLDEN- Ferrara Fire Apparatus has been hired to extinguish underground fires at the Harrelson Materials Management landfill in Shreveport.
The Department of Environmental Quality announced the deal Thursday. The DEQ forced the landfill to cease operations after the owner failed to make plans about how to deal with subterranean... more »
October 2, 2014 6:17 PM
LIVINGSTON - The longtime mayor and police chief of Springfield went to court Thursday facing felony charges for allegedly covering up a DWI arrest.
The pair is accused of reducing charges of an April 2011 DWI to reckless operation. Both were arrested three years ago and face charges of... more »
September 29, 2014 9:43 PM
BATON ROUGE - A tense meeting unfolded at the State Capitol Monday as lawmakers argued over the stalled-out Comite River Diversion Project.
The meeting got heated as the group met with project leaders about the lack of progress recently. If the project is ever finished, it should ease flooding... more »
September 25, 2014 10:10 PM
MAUREPAS - State Police believe speed was a factor in a crash where a motorcyclist died Thursday evening.
Irvin W. Lachney, 35, died in the single vehicle wreck on LA Hwy 22 east of LA Hwy 16. Lachney appears to have lost control in a curve, drove into a... more »
September 24, 2014 4:58 PM
SORRENTO - Deputies said they arrested a man and his wife after the couple tried to deal drugs to undercover agents with their four-year-old girl in the home.
Deputies from Ascension and Livingston parishes took Donald Sanford, 36 and his wife Chelsea Sanford, 22, into custody on Monday after... more »
September 21, 2014 10:35 AM
FRENCH SETTLEMENT - French Settlement Water Co. Says there is a boil advisory for people living in French Settlement for at least two days.
The water company will test the water Monday in hopes of lifting the advisory by noon Tuesday.
Officials say it is due a main... more »
September 19, 2014 5:55 PM
BATON ROUGE - State health officials reports one new West Nile virus death out of 11 news cases in the state. Officials say the new cases bring this year's total to 103 cases.
According to the report the death in DHH Region 3 which encompasses St. Mary, St. James,... more »
September 18, 2014 4:27 PM
WALKER - High school students from all across Livingston Parish get hands on experience fixing real world problems with cars, all while earning college credit.
It's part of a dual enrollment program at the Livingston Parish Literacy and Technology Center. Students in the class learn everything from brakes and... more »
September 11, 2014 9:32 PM
THREE RIVERS ISLAND - A man tired of waiting for fire protection in his neighborhood built his own makeshift fire hydrant.
"This isn't a cure-all, it gives us some piece of mind," said Sanford Kreisler.
Three Rivers Island has about 80 homes, 30 of them house permanent residents... more »
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 »
September 5, 2014 10:55 PM
BATON ROUGE - State health officials report two new West Nile virus deaths in the Capital Area Region and in Northwest Louisiana. Officials also reported nineteen new cases, bringing this year's total to 80 cases.
The Department of Health and Hospitals' weekly report shows six new neuroinvasive disease cases... more »
August 26, 2014 8:17 AM
BATON ROUGE - Home sales in metro Baton Rouge increased by 2 percent in July, thanks to increased sales in East Baton Rouge and Livingston parishes. There were 856 home sales that closed in July in the nine-parish area. That's according to figures released Monday by the Greater Baton Rouge... more »
August 22, 2014 8:43 PM
BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - State health officials report two new cases of chikungunya fever but none of dengue fever in Louisiana. The Louisiana Department of Health and Hospitals, in its weekly Arbovirus Surveillance Summary released Friday, said so far there have been 10 cases of chikungunya, a mosquito-borne illness... more »
August 15, 2014 3:19 PM
BATON ROUGE - Health officials confirmed 13 new case of West Nile in the state Friday.
The Department of Health and Hospitals reported multiple cases in East Baton Rouge, Ascension, Caddo, Calcasieu and Livingston. Officials say the 13 new cases were reported in the state's latest surveillance report, bringing... more »
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 »
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 »
August 8, 2014 4:43 PM
LIVINGSTON - A new $20 million courthouse is nearly complete in Livingston Parish.
The new building, located along Highway 63, should be complete in October so agencies can move over in December. The parish raised $18 million by selling revenue bonds. The District Attorney's Office, Sheriff's Office, Clerk of... more »
August 7, 2014 4:02 PM
LIVINGSTON - More than a dozen new school buses rolled out for the first day of school in Livingston Parish.
After paying for repair after repair Livingston Parish Public Schools spent nearly $1 million to get 14 new buses and 25 used buses. Now the old phased out buses... more »
August 4, 2014 9:33 PM
THREE RIVERS ISLAND - It took first responders about 20 minutes to get to a home engulfed in flames Sunday morning.
The home is located on Three Rivers Island along the Diversion Canal. It is a golf cart community in Livingston Parish, but the bridge to get there begins... more »
July 24, 2014 10:24 PM
LIVINGSTON - The Livingston Parish Council voted against hearing from a lawyer who claimed to have an idea about how to deal with a $59 million issue related to storm cleanup.
Plans were supposed to be addressed Thursday night about steps going forward since arbitrators in Washington, D.C. sided... more »
July 22, 2014 10:51 PM
WATSON - People who live in Oak Hills subdivision said Tuesday, they were blindsided by news that a gravel pit is planned behind their neighborhood in Livingston Parish.
The gravel mine could be behind houses along Highway 16 in Watson, if the permit is approved. It would be feet... more »
July 22, 2014 4:08 PM
DENHAM SPRINGS - Livingston Parish Mosquito Abatement could close its doors earlier than expected since workers are leaving for other jobs.
It's no secret that mosquito abatement in the parish will cease to exist sometime in the next year when money runs out. Mosquito Abatement Director Jeanine Tessmer says... more »
July 11, 2014 10:33 PM
LIVINGSTON- A group of elderly residents in Livingston Parish are living in filth since sewer water continues to flood their apartments due to improperly installed sewer lines and faulty pumps.
The latest flood at the Red Oak Apartment complex was blamed on rain and power outages. Residents say they... more »
July 6, 2014 10:57 AM
DENHAM SPRINGS - State police say one man is dead after a fatal crash early Sunday morning.
It happened on La 16 south of La 1028 at around 1:30 a.m. Cameron Bordelon, 22, was thrown from his 2005 Toyota Corolla. A 16-year-old passenger suffered serious injuries.
Officials say... more »
July 3, 2014 4:04 PM
LIVINGSTON - Livingston Parish Sheriff's deputies arrested more than a dozen people Thursday for allegedly selling a range of drugs including methamphetamine, heroin, oxycodone and Adderall.
"For 3 months, my narcotics team conducted undercover operations," said Sheriff Jason Ard. "Through these operations, low-level street dealers in Livingston Parish were... more »
July 1, 2014 5:37 PM
LIVINGSTON - Contractors who worked to clean up debris following Hurricane Gustav will still be waiting on money from the parish after FEMA decided not to foot the bill for their work.
FEMA claims the contractors cleared vastly more debris than what was deposited by the storm, so therefore,... more »
July 1, 2014 3:17 PM
WALKER - Authorities arrested a Livingston Parish teen after they said he set fire to his aunt's house in Walker.
Deputies charged Benjamin Fontenot, 19, with aggravated arson in connection with the Tuesday morning fire.
Investigators said Fontenot had a fight with his aunt, who owned the home,... more »
June 23, 2014 5:58 PM
WATSON - At least five people have died on the Amite River while tubing, the latest two drowning deaths happened yesterday.
The bodies of Joshua Brantley, 26, and Phillip White, 26, were pulled from the Amite River hours after they went missing during a tubing trip with friends.
... more »
June 22, 2014 6:25 PM
Denham Springs- People from the Livingston parish community showed up to show their support at the domestic violence rally, Sunday.
Southeast Advocates for Family Empowerment, S.A.F.E., led the rally.
The Executive Director of S.A.F.E., Pam Hutcheson, says they will provide more services to people in Livingston parish who... more »
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 »
June 6, 2014 3:25 PM
LIVINGSTON - Louisiana State Police report that I-12 is open again at mile marker 26 in Livingston Parish after being closed by an earlier accident.
Heavy congestion can be expected for the next hour, according to LSP.
DOTD said drivers should take US 190 as an alternate route.... more »
June 4, 2014 6:44 PM
FRENCH SETTLEMENT - Water ways in Ascension, Livingston and St. James will all be open by Thursday at noon.
Blind River is open in St. James Parish. Parish officials in Livingston and Ascension Parishes said all water ways in their area will be deemed safe for recreational use by... more »
June 4, 2014 4:03 PM
GONZALES - Officials with Ascension, Livingston and St. James parishes announced the schedule for reopening the Blind River and all other inland waterways to recreational boat traffic on Wednesday.
The Blind River will reopen for recreational boat traffic at 5 p.m. on Wednesday, according to Ascension Parish President Tommy... more »
June 3, 2014 4:15 PM
GONZALES - Ascension Parish President Tommy Martinez said on Tuesday that officials from Ascension, St. James, and Livingston parishes have agreed to extend the closure of all inland waterways to recreational boating traffic.
The inland waterways, closed to reactional traffic after last week's flooding, include the Amite River, Diversion... more »
May 30, 2014 5:53 PM
PORT VINCENT- High water shut down some waterways to recreation through the weekend.
Boaters in Ascension and Livingston Parishes are out of luck, but that hasn't kept people from the water's edge. Some are still fishing, eating at their favorite places and tending to business as usual, while others... more »
May 29, 2014 1:49 PM
LIVINGSTON - All waterways in Livingston Parish and some in Ascension Parish have been ordered to close, effective 4 p.m. Thursday afternoon.
Livingston Parish President Layton Ricks said all waterways in their parish would be closed until further notice due to high waters.
Ascension Parish OHSEP Director Rick... more »
May 23, 2014 10:48 PM
LIVINGSTON- Parish leaders could know this weekend when an arbitration board will make a decision on Hurricane Gustav clean up costs the parish is fighting FEMA to reimburse .
Government officials, including the parish president, met with the federal government in Washington, D.C. this week for an arbitration meeting.... more »
May 19, 2014 10:53 PM
WATSON- Organizers of a drive to incorporate this unincorporated area of Livingston Parish told people who gathered to hear an update on the campaign Monday night, canvassers have gathered half of the required signatures to get the issue on a ballot.
The effort, which failed 15 years ago, is... more »
May 16, 2014 4:46 PM
WALKER - After several wrecks along Interstate 12, the state is cracking down on 18-wheelers using the left lane to travel through construction zones.
The Department of Transportation and Development is now demanding that all commercial truck drivers remain in the right lane from Walker to the Tangipahoa Parish... more »
May 14, 2014 2:26 PM
WALKER - Deputies accused two Livingston Parish men recently of stealing a pair of classic cars and wrecking one of them.
Sheriff's deputies arrested Royal Rhodus, 22, and Beaux Melancon, 23, on May 7 and accused them of stealing a pair of classic Corvettes from a Walker showroom.
... more »
May 13, 2014 11:21 AM
BATON ROUGE - Delays can be expected on I-12 westbound near Holden due to a crash investigation involving two 18-wheelers, according to Louisiana State Police.
State police said all travel lanes are open, but the traffic is backed up due to slow moving vehicles in the area.
Motorists... more »