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  • Baton Rouge area home sales post gain in July

    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 »
  • DHH: 2 new cases of chikungunya in La.

    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 »
  • DHH confirms 13 new cases of West Nile in Louisiana

    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 »
  • 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 »
  • New Livingston Parish courthouse coming along Play Video

    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 »
  • Livingston rolls out new school buses Play Video

    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 »
  • Island community causes headache for fire department Play Video

    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 »
  • Still no plan to fill Gustav money hole Play Video

    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 »
  • Planned gravel pit leaves residents between a rock and a hard place

    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 »
  • Livingston Mosquito Abatement workers leaving Play Video

    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 »
  • Sewer water floods elderly residents' apartments Play Video

    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 »
  • Police: Fatal crash in Livingston Parish

    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 »
  • LPSO: Drug roundup nets 14 arrests Play Video

    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 »
  • Livingston contractors still waiting on money Play Video

    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 »
  • Teen accused of lighting house on fire after fight

    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 »
  • Waterways not regulated for tubers Play Video

    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 »
  • People in Livingston parish rally against domestic violence

    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 »
  • Juban Crossing construction taking shape Play Video

    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 »
  • I-12 near Livingston open again after wreck

    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 »
  • Waterways opening for the weekend raise concern for residents Play Video

    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 »
  • Parish officials announce schedule for reopening waterways

    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 »
  • Waterways to remain closed in Ascension, Livingston parishes

    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 »
  • High water close waterways for the weekend Play Video

    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 »
  • Waterways closed in Livingston, Ascension parishes

    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 »
  • FEMA, Livingston debris money talks wrap in Washington

    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 »
  • More signatures gathered to make Watson a city

    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 »
  • Troopers will enforce new I-12 lane regulation Play Video

    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 »
  • Collector's cars recovered in Livingston Parish Play Video

    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 »
  • LSP investigating big rig crash on I-12

    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 »
  • Ricks talks D.C. trip, recovery of debris funds Play Video

    May 12, 2014 9:06 AM

    LIVINGSTON PARISH - A Board of Appeals has denied a motion by FEMA to dismiss Livingston Parish's request for arbitration in recovering over $59 million it spent in clean up after Hurricane Gustav. Livingston Parish President Layton Ricks stopped by 2une In Monday to talk about the big victory... more »
  • Tip leads to murder suspect's arrest, victim identified Play Video

    May 11, 2014 1:58 PM

    DENHAM SPRINGS - Livingston deputies say a citizen's tip led to the arrest of a murder suspect. Jason Holcombe, 24, was arrested at around 9 am Sunday morning. Officials say he shot and killed Joshua Thomason, 29, Saturday. Deputies say the shooting happened on the 9900 block of... more »
  • Police warn about predators targeting vehicles

    April 30, 2014 10:43 PM

    WALKER- Police are warning people about leaving their vehicle doors unlocked or not hiding valuables when they leave vehicles in parking lots, especially at night. "We have had several vehicle burglaries during the last couple of weeks, mainly late at night and in commercial parking lots in the Walker... more »
  • Arts Council of Livingston celebrates Arts on the Bayou Play Video

    April 21, 2014 7:22 AM

    DENHAM SPRINGS - Arts Council of Livingston President Shelly Frederick and artist R.C. Davis visited 2une In Monday to talk about Arts on the Bayou. The event is Thursday, April 24 at Forrest Grove Plantation in Denham Springs. Everything gets started around 6:00 p.m. For tickets, call (225) 664-1168.... more »
  • Early voting begins Saturday

    April 18, 2014 11:50 AM

    BATON ROUGE - Early voting begins Saturday for the May 3rd elections in Louisiana, continuing through April 26. Secretary of State Tom Schedler says 35 parishes are holding elections May 3. In East Baton Rouge, Central voters will choose between Jason Ellis and Ralph Washington in a runoff... 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 »
  • Deadly thruway between Livingston and Ascension could close Play Video

    April 9, 2014 9:15 PM

    SAINT AMANT - A strip of Highway 935 where two children died in Ascension Parish is being recommended for closure by the state. Wednesday, the Department of Transportation released their findings into the Stringer Bridge Road area along Black Bayou. In February 2012, Faith Castilaw, 9 and Patience... 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 »
  • Fire in woods slows traffic on I-12

    March 26, 2014 1:53 PM

    LIVINGSTON- Traffic was slow leading up to Wednesday's evening rush due to a fire in the woods, a state traffic alert reported. Traffic was described as very slow at 2 p.m. on I-12 eastbound near the Livingston exit. The smoke was causing significant issues between mile marker 24 and... more »
  • I-12 closed, then opened again after chicken truck wreck

    March 19, 2014 7:44 PM

    LIVINGSTON- More than twenty-four hours after a chicken truck wrecked on I-12, the wreckage site was completely cleared. The truck crashed Tuesday, but was not taken away until Wednesday because of new rules about dealing with major accidents on the interstate. The rules are designed to limit the amount... more »
  • I-12 back open after chicken truck wreck Play Video

    March 19, 2014 11:36 AM

    LIVINGSTON - State Police reopened I-12 East in Livingston Parish Wednesday after shutting it down for hours to clear away the wreck of an overturned truck hauling Popeye's chicken. State Police said the tractor-trailer flipped on its side Tuesday evening past the LA 63 / Livingston exit. Troopers said... more »
  • Livingston passes flood resolution

    March 13, 2014 10:46 PM

    LIVINGSTON- Parish leaders want to establish a coalition to look at flooding issues along Lake Pontchartrain and Lake Maurepas. The Livingston Parish Council discussed a resolution Thursday after residents complained about issues, possibly from neighboring parishes. Specifically, people want to target levees and pumping stations in other parishes... more »
  • Walker hires agency to collect nearly $1M Play Video

    March 11, 2014 5:05 PM

    WALKER - Fines dating back to 1996 will are finally coming due for people who owe the city of Walker money. Court costs, fines, citation fees and more, long ignored by people across the country, will be the focus of American Municipal Services' contract with Walker, to help them... more »
  • DOTD begins work on I-12 widening project in Livingston Parish

    March 7, 2014 2:54 PM

    WALKER- Construction work has begun on the I-12 widening project in Livingston Parish. DOTD officials say they have started work on the $26.5 million project to widen nearly 4 miles of I-12 from four to six lanes from Walker to half a mile west of Satsuma. During construction,... more »
  • People push for flood study; blame EBR, Ascension

    February 27, 2014 10:20 PM

    LIVINGSTON - There's a push to study flooding, specifically targeting levees and pumping stations in other parishes, to determine if those features contribute to flooding problems in this parish. But, the Livingston Parish Council tabled a resolution Thursday night to begin the process. It would bring in a team... more »
  • Traffic clearing plan used again Thursday night

    February 27, 2014 8:06 PM

    SATSUMA- The state's new incident response plan for busy highways was put into action again Thursday night. I-12 closed in the middle of Livingston Parish as crews worked to clear a crash that happened during rush hour. An 18-wheeler was on its side but the highway didn't fully close... more »
  • Deputies respond to shooting along Amite River

    February 26, 2014 10:01 PM

    FRENCH SETTLEMENT- Sheriff's deputies said a suspect is in custody after a shooting along the Amite River Wednesday night. Livingston Parish Sheriff's deputies said the victim was transported to an area hospital after the shooting on La Trace Road. They did not release any other information. Check... 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 »
  • Some of the worst roads could be repaired in weeks

    February 17, 2014 10:59 PM

    LIVINGSTON- After months of deadlock, the parish council and parish president in Livingston Parish agreed on hiring a road engineer to prioritize roads that need to be resurfaced and leaders will begin meeting with the engineer this week. First, Layton Ricks will meet with the agency hired to make... more »
  • Sheriff releases details of deputy's arrest

    February 14, 2014 5:52 PM

    DENHAM SPRINGS- The Livingston Parish Sheriff's office said it fired and arrested a man who worked as a deputy at the parish jail. Leo Barthelemy, Jr. is charged with malfeasance in office/tampering with evidence and illegal use of weapons or dangerous instrumentalities after an incident at his house on... more »
  • Sheriff could discuss details of deputy's arrest Friday evening

    February 14, 2014 2:26 PM

    LIVINGSTON- Deputies plan to release more information about a mysterious arrest of one of their own later Friday. Leo Barthelemy, Jr.was booked into parish jail but the details surrounding his arrest were withheld. Information is expected to be released in a news release, WBRZ News 2 reporter Ryan Naquin... more »
  • Leaders pass the peace pipe, strike road deal in Livingston

    February 13, 2014 11:46 PM

    LIVINGSTON- Road projects will begin soon since the parish council and president met on common ground and hired a road engineer to tackle the parish road program. The road rehab project has been on hold since the parish president and council could not agree on the procedure to hire... more »
  • People tired of swiss cheese-like roads Play Video

    February 13, 2014 9:54 PM

    DENHAM SPRINGS- A series of potholes and broken roads in the South Point subdivision has several residents pleading for a fix. The road, pointed out by WBRZ News 2 as one of the worst two years ago , is still in disrepair, getting only simple patches to fill the... more »
  • Bridge project has become a nightmare for workers, drivers

    February 12, 2014 12:25 AM

    HOLDEN- Livingston road officials are not sure when a long-awaited road project will be finished. Crews have been working on the bridge along James Chapel Road since September. It was supposed to be finished about a month after it was started in September, but the bridge is still not... more »
  • Livingston Parish closer to recovery of debris funds

    January 28, 2014 12:13 PM

    LIVINGSTON PARISH - A Board of Appeals has denied a motion by FEMA to dismiss Livingston Parish's request for arbitration in recovering over $59 million it spent in clean up after Hurricane Gustav. "We received word today from our attorneys in Washington DC, and we are ecstatic," said Parish... more »
  • Freeze shuts down lanes on I-12

    January 27, 2014 9:49 PM

    HAMMOND - DOTD announced that they will shut down lanes on I-12 in Livingston Parish in preparation for the freezing weather. Transportation officials said that the inside left lane in both directions will be closed on I-12 starting at 12:00 a.m, Tuesday. The lane closures will be located between... more »
  • Power concerns mount as freezing temps arrive Play Video

    January 23, 2014 9:27 PM

    HOLDEN - People living in Livingston and Tangipahoa Parishes are worried more freezing temperatures could cause power outages as it did earlier in the month. "It was very cold," Ralph LeSaicherre said. "I hope it doesn't go out again." Power at his Ponchatoula home, along with 8500 others,... more »
  • Man arrested for 3rd offense DWI in deadly crash

    January 17, 2014 8:25 PM

    LIVINGSTON- Sheriff's deputies arrested a man accused of third offense DWI after a passenger in a car he was driving died as a result of injuries sustained in a crash on December 1st. Kerry Kendrick, 36, was booked on vehicular homicide, DWI, and reckless operation charges. He posted a... more »
  • 6 students charged with terrorizing in Livingston Parish

    January 17, 2014 2:31 PM

    WATSON- Six students at Live Oak High School in Livingston Parish have been arrested, after they were found to be involved in what appeared to be a a plot to damage the school, as well as harm students. Deputies say the students claimed it was all part of a... more »
  • Woman wanted in connection with theft in Livingston Parish

    January 16, 2014 3:11 PM

    DENHAM SPRINGS- Detectives with the Livingston Parish Sheriff's Office are asking for help in identifying a woman wanted for questioning in connection with an ongoing theft case. In October, a theft complaint was made at a home on Burgess Avenue in Denham Springs, involving a large amount of missing... 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 »
  • Livingston council considering veto override

    December 30, 2013 11:23 AM

    LIVINGSTON - Members of the Livingston Parish Council are considering an override of a budget veto by Parish President Layton Ricks. Ricks vetoed the budget on December 19, saying it didn't contain tax money dedicated to road work and other projects. Ricks says he will operate under the... more »
  • Livingston Parish dealing with excess overtime Play Video

    December 18, 2013 5:00 PM

    LIVINGSTON - Livingston Parish has around $150,000 of unpaid overtime on its books, and now parish leaders are dealing with the problem. Livingston Parish President Layton Ricks says making lump-sum payouts is unrealistic. "We simply cannot pay it out. The budget won't allow that. If we paid it... more »
  • "A Christmas miracle:" middle finger lights gone

    December 17, 2013 10:30 PM

    DENHAM SPRINGS- A homeowner has removed a Christmas light display that was decorated to form a pair of hands showing middle fingers extended. The lights were on the roof of Sarah Childs' home, but are no longer there. Childs apologized for the display that has, for two years, created... more »
  • Livingston Parish made a deal!

    December 17, 2013 10:28 PM

    LIVINGSTON- An olive branch has apparently been extended among feuding parish leaders in Livingston Parish. Leaders, upset over roads, have been at odds over hiring a contractor to do repairs. Parish council members were upset the parish president hired a firm without their consultation. After a discussion, the... more »
  • Self-reliance through special education Play Video

    December 12, 2013 4:56 PM

    DENHAM SPRINGS - Special education students in the Livingston Parish Public Education Community Program learn to live on their own and hold a job before graduating. The program allows students to get real life experience in one of 23 participating businesses, some of which even hire their students full... 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 »

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