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  • Livingston Parish schools receive $100k in donations, Taylor Swift among donors

    September 23, 2016 10:19 AM

    LIVINGSTON – Livingston Parish Public Schools have received more than $100,000 in donations and grants to assist with flood recovery efforts. Taylor Swift was one of the donors and donated $50,000 to the district. Swift also donated $50,000 to Ascension Public Schools and Central schools for flood relief efforts,... more »
  • Update on Shelter at Home and FEMA mobile home processes Play Video

    September 22, 2016 6:03 AM

    BATON ROUGE – State and federal emergency officials released new information Thursday about post-flood disaster housing options. GHOSEP said that the purpose of the meeting was to address immediate housing needs for residents impacted by last month's historic flooding. Many residents have complained that the federal government response... more »
  • Man arrested after leading deputies on chase in Livingston Parish, swims in Amite River

    September 19, 2016 12:44 PM

    LIVINGSTON – Police arrested a man after he led them on a chase throughout Livingston Parish last week. According to the Livingston Parish Sheriff's Office, 36-year-old Brandon Hoover was wanted for possession of stolen property and was seen by deputies in the southern part of the parish on Sept. 14.... more »
  • Teen killed in single-car crash in Livingston Parish

    September 16, 2016 10:48 PM

    MAUREPAS- A Springfield teenager was killed in a crash in Maurepas Friday night. State Police say Megan Threeton, 17, was driving west on LA 22, when her car ran off the road and struck a tree. Threeton was wearing her seatbelt, but was critically injured in the wreck. She was... more »
  • Written consent required for debris removal on private properties in Livingston Parish

    September 13, 2016 6:25 PM

    LIVINGSTON – Livingston Parish Office of Homeland Security and Emergency Preparedness officials announced that the parish can remove up to 30 feet of debris on private property, however written consent is required. Written consent must be given by the homeowner of the property. For renters, written permission from the actual... more »
  • Livingston Parish schools begin sharing facilities on first day back since flood Play Video

    September 12, 2016 6:14 PM

    LIVINGSTON – In Livingston, school buses were on the streets at odd hours Monday morning as students returned for the first time since last month's devastating flood. A handful of schools were destroyed and now some are sharing campuses. For Live Oak High School it was an early start for... more »
  • Livingston Parish School Board approves added class time to 2016 Academic Calendar

    September 8, 2016 10:19 PM

    LIVINGSTON - Revisions to the Livingston Parish Public Schools Academic Calendar were approved Thursday night. The school board voted to add class time due to time missed during the August flood. Along with the regularly scheduled classes that begin on Sept. 12, additional instruction time has been added. The... more »
  • Mobile disaster recovery center opens in Livingston Parish for flood victims

    September 5, 2016 2:48 PM

    BATON ROUGE – A mobile disaster recovery center has opened in Livingston Parish to assist flood victims. The center is open from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m., seven days a week until further notice. The center is located at the following address: Recreation Center at Sidney Hutchinson Park... more »
  • Man dies after single car crash on LA 40 in Livingston

    August 29, 2016 7:13 PM

    LIVINGSTON PARISH – State Troopers responded to a single-vehicle crash on LA 40 that took the life of a 51-year-old man. On Aug. 29 around 2 p.m. a crash occurred as 51-year-old Kevin Zeno of Montepelier was traveling westbound on LA 40 in a Chevrolet Silverado. For unknown reasons,... more »
  • Texas law enforcement helps Livingston parish deputies

    August 25, 2016 6:54 PM

    LIVINGSTON – About 70 of the 300 deputies at the Livingston Parish Sheriff's Office are displaced due to last week's flood. As they continue to work long hours, their family members in blue from Texas are stepping up to support them. Tammy Bowden's husband is a Sergeant for Livingston... more »
  • Livingston school officials surveying parents before announcing return date

    August 25, 2016 11:20 AM

    LIVINGSTON – Livingston Parish Public School officials are close to announcing a date for students to return back to school since last week's flood, however officials are still trying to locate students. Officials say that in order for them to decide a start date, they need to know if their... more »
  • Deputies find 89-year-old man missing from Albany area

    August 23, 2016 7:06 PM

    LIVINGSTON – Livingston Parish deputies found an 89-year-old man that was missing early Tuesday afternoon near Highway 43 in North Albany. Darrel Murphy, who suffers from dementia never returned home from an afternoon walk on Tuesday around 2 p.m., according to the Livingston Parish Sheriff's Office. Murphy was last seen... more »
  • Sombreros restaurant reopens in Livingston Parish Play Video

    August 21, 2016 9:57 PM

    WALKER - Wanda Elder spent Sunday afternoon with a relaxing meal at Sombreros Mexican Restaurant in Walker. It was the first time she and her family has had a break since being forced from their home because of rising flood waters. Sombreros is one of the first restaurants to... more »
  • 24 arrested overnight for looting in Livingston Parish

    August 19, 2016 8:14 PM

    LIVINGSTON – The Livingston Parish Sheriff's Office has reported 24 arrests for looting overnight, following the recent flooding and severe weather. Sheriff Ard reminded the public that if anyone is arrested and and found guilty of looting, they can face up to 15 years in jail and a $10,000... more »
  • Boil water advisory lifted in several subdivisions in Livingston Parish

    August 19, 2016 7:42 PM

    LIVINGSTON PARISH – Several subdivisions in Livingston Parish that were under a boil water advisory has been lifted. The following subdivisions under the Diversion Water Company are no longer under the advisory: - Waterfront - Riverhighlands - Bayou terrace - Hilltop - Cline - Diversion Canal Road - Amite... more »
  • When will schools reopen? - Updated closure list

    August 19, 2016 6:57 PM

    BATON ROUGE – As Baton Rouge area communities begin to rebuild and recover, public schools are set to reopen in most parishes next week. The following schools are scheduled to open on these days: Parish Reopen Date ... more »
  • Cox teams work to restore outages in Livingston, Ascension and EBR

    August 19, 2016 6:21 PM

    BATON ROUGE – Cox Communications teams will continue to work in Livingston, Ascension and East Baton Rouge areas to repair outages to those who have been impacted by the recent flooding. The company says that customers in Livingston Parish should see services restored in some non-flooded areas as soon as... more »
  • BRAC: nearly one third of homes in Baton Rouge area received flooding

    August 19, 2016 12:50 PM

    BATON ROUGE – In a preliminary analysis released Friday, the Baton Rouge Area Chamber reports that nearly one third of all homes in the Baton Rouge area received flood damage from this week’s historic flooding. BRAC released a preliminary analysis of the flood’s impact Friday. The organization used geographic... more »
  • After looting arrests, EBR, Livingston, Zachary sets curfew

    August 16, 2016 4:32 PM

    BATON ROUGE – A curfew is being put in place in Baton Rouge as authorities respond to reports of looting. Multiple arrests were made Monday and authorities were fielding calls Tuesday about businesses being looted. The East Baton Rouge Parish Sheriff's Office says the curfew will be in effect from... more »
  • Livingston homeowners look to remove blight from abandoned properties Play Video

    August 5, 2016 9:34 PM

    LIVINGSTON PARISH - Residents in some Livingston Parish neighborhoods are looking for ways to spruce up blighted properties without reprecussions. In the Robinwood subdivision, residents say overgrown grass and plants is a problem that has grown through the past five years. "The fence is falling down," Johnawane Tarver,... more »
  • Livingston council considers election for term limits

    July 29, 2016 10:21 AM

    LIVINGSTON - The Livingston Parish Council is shopping for a new election date for a proposition on term limits after missing the deadline for the Nov. 8 ballot. The proposal, which would limit the council members and parish president to three consecutive terms, missed the deadline for the presidential election... 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 »
  • Revolver, knives stolen during burglary of Livingston furniture store

    June 30, 2016 10:41 AM

    LIVINGSTON - Detectives are investigating a burglary that happened at a Livingston furniture store last weekend. Officers suspect the burglary happened sometime between 8 p.m. Saturday and 8 a.m. Sunday at the V. Watts Furniture Store located in the 13000 block of Florida Boulevard. An unknown subject (or... more »
  • Parents warned after 8-foot gator spotted in Livingston drainage canal Play Video

    June 23, 2016 11:48 AM

    LIVINGSTON - Police issued a warning to residents of Livingston after a large alligator was spotted in a drainage canal. The eight-and-a-half-foot gator was seen in the canal just off Ohio Street within the town. Police advised residents to keep a close eye on children and small animals around... more »
  • Suspect identified in Livingston dirt bike theft

    June 21, 2016 5:23 PM

    LIVINGSTON - A suspect has been identified in connection with the theft of a dirt bike from a home in Livingston last week. Deputies reported on their Facebook page that 35-year-old Joshua Richardson is now wanted for theft of a motor vehicle on Tuesday. Police in Livingston asked... more »
  • Accident on I-12 caused traffic in Livingston; lanes now clear

    May 30, 2016 12:29 PM

    LIVINGSTON- Lanes are now clear after an accident on I-12 West caused traffic congestion on Monday around 11: 15 a.m. The congestion was at I-12 West on South Satsuma Road due to an accident that happened in the median, according to DOTD. Traffic congestion reached LA 63 (Livingston).... more »
  • $6.2 million awarded to Livingston and 2 other parishes for flood protection

    May 26, 2016 12:11 PM

    WASHINGTON- U.S. Senator David Vitter announced that FEMA will be awarding more than $6 million in grants to fund multiple safe room, drainage and acquisition projects for flood protection and hurricane preparedness in Livingston, Lafayette and Calcasieu parishes. Livingston Parish will receive $1,013,941 for safe room development projects, while Calcasieu... more »
  • Livingston man sentenced to 12 years for juvenile sex offenses

    May 20, 2016 12:41 PM

    LIVINGSTON - The Livingston Parish District Attorney says a Livingston man will serve 12 years in prison without parole for a range of juvenile sex offenses. 35-year-old Tony Willbanks, of Livingston, was charged with carnal knowledge of a juvenile, video voyeurism, two counts of indecent behavior with juveniles and... more »
  • Ascension, Livingston will open waterways Friday Play Video

    April 21, 2016 4:08 PM

    PORT VINCENT – Waterways in Ascension and Livingston parishes will reopen to recreational boaters Friday. On April 16, both parishes closed waterways due to high water. The closed areas will open at 6 a.m. Friday, parishes said in a news release. For business owners who count on boaters,... more »
  • After 34 years, Livingston train derailment cleanup finished Play Video

    April 19, 2016 5:32 PM

    LIVINGSTON - After a fiery train derailment nearly 34 years ago, the Town of Livingston is finally finished with remediation to rid the ground of a cancer-causing chemical. Mayor Derral Jones says the mile-long derailment is still the biggest story to ever come out of Livingston. Jones was the town's... more »
  • Livingston council announces public hearing for term limits, gravel pits

    April 15, 2016 12:24 AM

    LIVINGSTON - The Livingston Parish Council made headway on a pair of items at a meeting Thursday night that have been in the works for months. The council briefly discussed and set a date for a public hearing about administering term limits for themselves. Voters replaced the entire council last... more »
  • Second driver arrested in deadly crash that killed two kids

    April 14, 2016 6:28 PM

    BATON ROUGE – State Police say a second person was arrested in connection to a deadly crash in Livingston Parish that killed two children. Louisiana State Police arrested 26-year-old Jerry Ervin III of Denham Springs for vehicular homicide. According to police, Ervin was the driver in a four... more »
  • Livingston educators regrouping after new taxes fail

    April 11, 2016 5:57 PM

    LIVINGSTON - Livingston Parish educators are regrouping after two, new tax proposals failed Saturday in Albany and Springfield. Livingston Parish Public Schools Superintendent John Watson says he respects the wishes of the voters. Watson says passing two new taxes was tough to sell to voters, but it still comes as... more »
  • Livingston voters reject funding for school upgrades

    April 9, 2016 10:48 PM

    SPRINGFILED – Voters in Livingston Parish rejected a proposal Saturday that would have funded a new high school in Springfield and upgrades to schools in Albany. One proposal would have approved a $14 million dollar bond issue that would go toward building a new school on land already owned... more »
  • Flood assistance office opens Tuesday in Livingston Parish

    March 28, 2016 6:54 PM

    SATSUMA - Tuesday, FEMA opens a disaster recovery center. The office will help victims of recent flooding get answers to questions about low-interest disaster loans and apply for federal disaster assistance. It is not necessary to visit a center to register for and receive federal disaster assistance. And, people... more »
  • Livingston Parish council approves next phase of road projects

    March 25, 2016 12:16 AM

    LIVINGSTON - The Livingston Parish Council signed off on a list of roads for Phase II of its Priority Roads List. The first phase of the multi-million dollar project is expected to wrap-up sometime this year. Once that happens, work will begin on 13 roads approved by the council.... more »
  • Four Methodist churchs combine for Easter Sunday service

    March 17, 2016 10:14 PM

    SATSUMA – Four churches in Livingston Parish are joining forces this Easter to bring a combined service tor the entire parish. Faith Crossing United Methodist Church in North Walker, Livingston United Methodist Church, Corbin in Walker, and James Chapel in Holden will meet Easter Sunday in the Suma Crossing Community... more »
  • Officials end Livingston Parish curfew

    March 16, 2016 6:03 PM

    LIVINGSTON – Officials have ended a curfew for Livingston Parish after severe weather brought record rainfall to the parish last week. Parish President Layton Rick announced Wednesday that the curfew was lifted. Rick and Livingston Parish Sheriff Jason Ard issued the curfew last week that only allowed emergency... more »
  • Police: Man arrested after parking truck in middle of I-12

    March 16, 2016 12:49 AM

    LIVINGSTON - A trucker was arrested after police say he parked his truck in the middle of I-12 East near a construction zone in Livingston Tuesday night. Louisiana State Troopers and the Livingston Parish Sheriff's Office responded to the call. A News 2 crew was on scene when the... more »
  • Livingston, Tangipahoa added to federal disaster area; clears way for assistance

    March 15, 2016 4:57 PM

    LIVINGSTON - People here are now eligible for federal disaster assistance since Livingston Parish was added to the Louisiana federal disaster area Tuesday afternoon. In addition to Livingston Parish, Tangipahoa was also added to the list which now includes 14 other parishes: Beauregard, Bienville, Caddo, Caldwell, DeSoto, LaSalle, Madison,... 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 »
  • Rising water rescues continue in Livingston Parish into Friday evening Play Video

    March 11, 2016 7:27 PM

    SATSUMA - Families were pulled from homes surrounded by rising water Friday. On McArthur Drive near the I-12/S. Satsuma Road interchange, area first responders used boats to take people from their homes to dry land. They worked into dusk Friday helping people leave the area. "It's flooded everywhere... more »
  • Red Cross helps storm victims in Livingston Play Video

    March 1, 2016 5:47 PM

    LIVINGSTON - Volunteers continue to help out storm victims in the town of Livingston after an EF-2 tornado ripped through the town last Tuesday. So far, the American Red Cross has handed out more than 500 meals and more than 1,000 items like cleaning supplies and gloves, according to Red... more »
  • Small town residents meet to talk about how to recover from storm

    February 26, 2016 12:08 AM

    LIVINGSTON - At a meeting Thursday night, residents of the town of Livingston met to discuss ways for residents to receive assistance following Tuesday's tornadoes. At least 30 structures in the small town received heavy damage from the storm. Mayor Derral Jones called the meeting to connect people in need... more »
  • Insurance adjusters survey damage in Livingston Play Video

    February 25, 2016 5:51 PM

    LIVINGSTON - Insurance adjusters continued to survey storm damage Thursday in the town of Livingston. Alex Prokop with Safeco Insurance will visit at least 15 homes this week in Livingston after an EF-2 tornado damaged at least 30 structures Tuesday afternoon. Prokop says insurance adjusters try to put customers at... more »
  • Worse damage in Livingston surveyed at daylight Play Video

    February 24, 2016 12:58 PM

    LIVINGSTON - People are taking advantage of clearer weather Wednesday to clean up from suspected tornadic weather and tell stories of survival. Here's aftermath of the tornado in #Livingston . The homeowner took shelter in the bathroom and survived. #LAwx @WBRZ pic.twitter.com/O0uZpXgw33 — Troy Gaulden WBRZ (@TroyGaulden) February... more »
  • Livingston deputies: Tornado spotted near Satsuma Play Video

    February 23, 2016 2:59 PM

    LIVINGSTON PARISH - Sheriff’s deputies in Livingston Parish say a tornado was spotted near the Satsuma area earlier Tuesday afternoon. Several incidents have been reported in connection with the winds including a vehicle with a light pole on top on a railroad line, a truck blown over blocking 190... more »
  • Livingston charts gravitational waves: What is LIGO?

    February 11, 2016 12:17 PM

    LIVINGSTON - Cosmic news Thursday that scientists at a remote research center in Livingston Parish proved gravitational wave theories suggested by Albert Einstein in 1915 instantly made this rural area of Louisiana a scientific mecca. Gravitational waves carry information about the origins and nature gravity that could not otherwise... more »
  • Livingston Parish plays key role in galactic discovery confirmed Thursday Play Video

    February 10, 2016 4:05 PM

    LIVINGSTON - It's almost unimaginable to think a seven-mile drive north of I-12 and the Livingston exit will take you to the home of where scientists have proven a 10 0 -year-old scientific phenomenon. Thursday, scientists from across the country gathered at the Laser Interferometer Gravitational-wave Observatory in Livingston... more »
  • Police expect to arrest driver who hit speeds of 133 mph

    January 29, 2016 4:12 PM

    KILLIAN - Police expect to arrest the driver of a vehicle clocked on radar driving at speeds exceeding 130 mph Friday. The Killian Police Department said a black Infiniti was seen driving above the posted speed limit on Old Highway 22. An officer said the driver was cruising at... more »
  • WATCH: People aren't high about meth truck on Livingston roadside Play Video

    January 26, 2016 11:48 PM

    WALKER - People are outraged about a roadside attraction that has been getting much unwanted attention. "It says 'We Sell Meth' on the side...It's not something you want to see going down the road," Hollie Ross said about a pick up truck just down the street from her convenience... more »
  • Two face charges after rural Livingston Parish crime spree

    January 19, 2016 4:43 PM

    ALBANY – Two men were booked into jail Tuesday night after a manhunt, police chase and car crash earlier in the day. The Livingston Parish Sheriff's Office said Demarco Carter and Quenton Livers burglarized a home on Jacob Street. A witness described the pair and their vehicle to a... more »
  • Post-Christmas sobriety checkpoints planned for Livingston Parish

    December 25, 2015 1:10 PM

    DENHAM SPRINGS - Sheriff's deputies in Livingston Parish said they and other law enforcement agencies will post sobriety checkpoints throughout the parish this weekend. Deputies said the checkpoints are scheduled for Saturday night at undisclosed locations around the parish. The sheriff's office said overtime for the deputies who... more »
  • Former Port Vincent clerk due in court this week

    December 16, 2015 7:40 AM

    LIVINGSTON- Recent audits providing new details on a case of alleged fraud involving a former village of Port Vincent clerk. Brandi Deaton surrendered to Livingston Parish deputies in September amid accusations that she stole from the village, where she worked from October 2013 through March of this year. This week,... more »
  • Deputies looking for owner of wedding dress found on road

    December 4, 2015 4:58 PM

    DENHAM SPRINGS - A wedding dress is hanging in the evidence locker at the Livingston Parish Sheriff's Office, but the story about how it got there won't be found in any criminal complaint. Instead, it's a lost and found tale that seems more unlikely than reality. Deputies found the... more »
  • Livingston Parish homeowners sue over sand and gravel pit

    December 3, 2015 9:59 AM

    BATON ROUGE- A decision by the state Department of Environmental Quality to give the go-ahead to a sand and gravel mining operation in Livingston Parish is being challenged in state court. Louisiana Environmental Action Network, the neighborhood group Save Our Hills Inc. and resident O'Neil Couvillion filed suit Monday asking... more »
  • Deputies release details in theft case that involves dead suspect

    November 20, 2015 11:58 PM

    LIVINGSTON - A large-scale burglar ring ended with the arrests of three teenagers and the death of a fourth suspect, authorities said Friday. Nicholas Gaudin and Noah Templet, both 17, and an unidentified 15-year-old were arrested in connection with the thefts of items from vehicles in the Walker and... more »
  • Livingston, Ascension parishes ready for possible flooding

    November 17, 2015 4:54 PM

    LIVINGSTON - Emergency officials in Livingston and Ascension parishes said they're getting assets ready in case of flash flooding or other sever weather tonight or tomorrow. Livingston Parish said sandbags are available in the following locations for their residents: Fire Dist 9 (23634 HWY 22) Fire Dist 8... more »
  • Severe weather / tornado warnings issued for multiple parishes

    October 31, 2015 2:05 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Multiple tornado warnings went into effect in nearby parishes Saturday afternoon. The National Weather Service issued tornado warnings for Ascension and Livingston parishes at 1 p.m. Saturday. Livingston Parish is also under a flood warning. A third tornado warning was issued for the Pointe Coupee... more »
  • As roundabout design support grows, another planned for Livingston Parish

    October 28, 2015 4:01 PM

    DENHAM SPRINGS - The state is planning another roundabout for a highway here and will meet with drivers about the construction. The roundabout will be installed at the intersection of Juban Road and Buddy Ellis Road. The intersection is south of I-12 and the Juban Crossing shopping development. ... more »
  • Many trick-or-treating hours moved to Friday Play Video

    October 28, 2015 12:37 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Multiple parishes and municipalities moved their official trick-or-treat hours Wednesday because of expected bad weather. East Baton Rouge Mayor-President Kip Holden's office said official trick-or-treat hours for the city and unincorporated areas will be Friday from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. The mayor-president said the strong... more »
  • Nearly 4,000 homes in the dark after storms

    October 25, 2015 7:52 PM

    BATON ROUGE - As of Monday morning nearly 4,000 homes people were in the dark around southern Louisiana due to bad storms. Entergy said more than 1,800 homes lost power in East Baton Rouge Parish as of Monday morning, with most of those outages along Perkins Road between Bluebonnet... more »
  • Body found in Livingston believed to be missing man from Tangipahoa

    October 22, 2015 10:41 PM

    ROBERT - Sheriff's deputies in Tangipahoa Parish are questioning people in the death of a 29-year-old man who has been missing since September. A body was found in Livingston Parish Wednesday, authorities revealed late Thursday. The body has not been identified, but deputies in Tangipahoa Parish believe it is... more »
  • Child among three hurt in fair ride accident

    October 6, 2015 10:44 PM

    LIVINGSTON - Three people were injured in an accident involving a fair ride late Tuesday evening. At first, it was reported a child fell from a ride and was taken to the hospital. About 45 minutes after the initial report, officials updated the injured to include two adults. All... more »
  • Driver booked in four-car collision that left a 19-year-old dead

    October 2, 2015 10:09 PM

    WATSON - A 58-year-old man was booked into jail after a deadly wreck Friday afternoon. State Police said Michael Farris' pickup truck became a pinball, bouncing off vehicles as he lost control on Highway 16, south of Highway 63. A 19-year-old from Central Louisiana died in the wreck. ... more »
  • Home sales continue to rise in Baton Rouge area

    September 29, 2015 10:25 AM

    BATON ROUGE- The number of houses sold in metro Baton Rouge rose 5.7 percent in August from a year ago despite a drop in activity in Livingston Parish. In figures released Monday by the Greater Baton Rouge Association of Realtors' Multiple Listing Service, there were 914 homes sold in August... more »
  • Drugs, gun, counterfeit money seized in Livingston Parish

    September 25, 2015 11:36 AM

    DENHAM SPRINGS - Sheriff's deputies said they seized several narcotics along with a weapon during a drug bust in Denham Springs this week. Sheriff Jason Ard said deputies with the Narcotics Division and Special Response Team arrested three people during the search. Joseph Blaine Coon, Lacie Foley and Lorene... more »
  • Town of Livingston starts mosquito spraying Play Video

    September 22, 2015 5:39 PM

    LIVINGSTON - The town of Livingston is the second place in Livingston Parish to start its own mosquito abatement program this year. This comes after Livingston Parish Mosquito Abatement shut down nearly two years ago after the program ran out of money. That program recently donated one mosquito spraying truck... more »
  • Hundreds pay respects to local Marine who died during training Play Video

    September 19, 2015 12:05 AM

    DENHAM SPRINGS - Under a starlit sky, people gathered to pay their respects to a Marine as his body passed in a motorcade in front of the highway they lined Friday night. Bryan Michael Lauw, 21, died last week in a training accident at Camp Pendleton in California. He... more »
  • Fetus killer gets 20 years in plea deal

    September 17, 2015 5:04 PM

    LIVINGSTON - A plea deal will put a man in jail for the next two decades after he slashed his wife and cut his unborn child from her womb three years ago. Thursday, the district attorney's office said Jeffrey Reynolds , 34, pleaded guilty to attempted manslaughter and first... more »
  • Fireman delivers child after responding to 911 call Play Video

    September 17, 2015 2:03 PM

    SPRINGFIELD - A firefighter will likely be forever remembered by one family after an emergency call here recently. Volunteer firefighter Wayne Birt responded to a call of a woman in labor after midnight Sunday. Soon after he arrived, the mother started to give birth and Birt helped deliver the... more »
  • Drunk cowboy: 'Horse knows the way home' Play Video

    September 15, 2015 11:40 PM

    WATSON - Deputies ticketed a man for riding a horse drunk down a highway Tuesday. Jake Williams said he was too drunk to drive home from a daiquiri shop where he stopped earlier in the day. He had been driving a truck and horse trailer but decided it was... more »
  • Candlelight vigil honors local Marine who died during training

    September 14, 2015 11:45 PM

    WATSON - A football field was filled with mourners Monday night for an emotional candlelight vigil for a Marine who died in a training accident in California. Under a deep, dark sky people lighted candles. The shimmering light cast a glow across the stadium of the Old Live Oak... more »

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