March 2, 2015 2:02 PM
WALKER - Sheriff's deputies in Livingston Parish said they arrested two men and recovered stolen property during the investigation of a home invasion that happened at a home on Walker South Road Sunday.
Benjamin Jarreau, 17, of Gonzales is charged with illegal use of a weapon, illegal possession of... more »
February 23, 2015 7:52 PM
LIVINGSTON - A judge found no probable cause in the case against former Livingston Parish contractor Corey delaHoussaye Monday.
On his way out of the courthouse, District Attorney Scott Perrilloux had choice words for the judge.
"Just because they wear black robes doesn't mean they're always right," he... more »
February 17, 2015 4:09 PM
BATON ROUGE - A missing 15-year-old was found some 950 miles from home late Tuesday, a few hours after the Louisiana State Police asked for the public's help locating her.
Nicole Burns was reported missing earlier in the day. Investigators believed she was taken to South Bend, Indiana, by... more »
February 16, 2015 4:09 PM
SATSUMA - Opponents of a plan to incorporate Satsuma said they will take their fight to court this week.
An attorney representing people opposed to the incorporation plans to file a lawsuit this week in the 21st Judicial District Court. Residents are scheduled to vote on March 28 whether... more »
February 16, 2015 10:52 AM
LIVINGSTON - Some Livingston Parish Council members are having second thoughts about paying a former parish contractor Corey delaHoussaye is accused of going to a Mardi Gras parade, working out at the gym and playing golf during hours he claimed to be working for the parish after Hurricane Gustav. DelaHoussaye... more »
February 13, 2015 1:25 PM
ALBANY - Sheriff's deputies in Livingston Parish are looking for two men wanted in connection with a convenience store cigarette carton caper that happened in Albany late last month.
Detectives said the theft took place at the Big River Shell convenience store on Highway 43 at around 7 p.m.... more »
February 12, 2015 4:17 PM
LIVINGSTON - The Livingston Parish Council will discuss the need for parish-wide animal control at its council meeting Thursday.
Right now in the parish, animal control only exists in the city limits of Denham Springs, Walker and within the town of Livingston. Parish Councilman Ricky Goff wants to find... more »
February 10, 2015 12:08 PM
DENHAM SPRINGS - A man accused of a January aggravated kidnapping in Livingston Parish now faces an additional charge of aggravated rape, according to the Livingston Parish Sheriff's Office.
The new charge will be added to the charges from Jan. 24 of aggravated kidnapping, aggravated kidnapping of a child... more »
February 9, 2015 3:04 PM
DENHAM SPRINGS - A motions hearing in Livingston Parish over rape charges against former reality TV show star Will Hayden was pushed back Monday to May.
Attorneys for the former "Sons of Guns" star said with similar charges going to trial in East Baton Rouge Parish, they needed a... more »
February 6, 2015 12:24 PM
DENHAM SPRINGS - Louisiana State Police said Friday coroners determined a man who died in a deputy-involved domestic shooting this week took his own life.
Trooper Jared Sandifer said the coroner's report found Sidney Averett was shot three times on Feb. 3. Two shots were to his extremeties and... more »
February 5, 2015 4:05 PM
SATSUMA - A handful of high school students are getting hands-on experience in courtrooms, jails and 911 call centers in Livingston Parish.
When someone dials 911 every second counts to save a life. That's what the high schoolers are learning while listening in on real 911 calls through a... more »
February 3, 2015 9:03 AM
DENHAM SPRINGS - Sheriff's deputies said a head-on collision between a car and a school bus sent more than a dozen people to the hospital Tuesday morning in Livingston Parish.
Deputies said it happened around 8 a.m. on Brown Road and Brandon Street near Denham Springs. They said 15... more »
February 1, 2015 11:04 AM
BATON ROUGE - It was a bittersweet day as Val's Marina closed it doors for good Saturday after the land was bought out by Livingston Parish to help ease flood insurance rates.
It's been open for nearly 60 years in Maurepas, and the restaurant is known for its tasty... more »
January 30, 2015 4:32 PM
DENHAM SPRINGS - Forty of Livingston Parish's worst roads will be overhauled soon after the parish council awards a contract for the lowest bid.
R.J. Daigle & Sons of Gonzales is expected to be awarded the contract at the parish council meeting on Feb. 12. The company submitted the... more »
January 30, 2015 10:33 AM
LIVINGSTON - Sheriff's deputies in Livingston Parish reported their plans to conduct a sobriety checkpoint in the parish on Saturday, Jan. 31 in an effort to protect citizens from the threat of those who choose to drink and get behind the wheel.
Specifics about the checkpoint location or the... more »
January 29, 2015 10:26 PM
GREENSBURG - In an exclusive interview with WBRZ News 2 Thursday, a deputy recounted the moments of last weekend when he foiled a kidnapping involving a mother and her two-year-old child.
Livingston Parish Sheriff's deputies released details of the incident, which began in Watson and wound through Tangipahoa and... more »
January 29, 2015 3:24 PM
DENHAM SPRINGS- Deputies arrested a man, accused of kidnapping a woman and her 2 year-old, then leading deputies on a high speed chase Saturday.
Details of the arrest were released Thursday.
Livingston Parish Sheriff's deputies reported that the St. Helena Parish Sheriff's Office said Charles Smith abducted the... more »
January 29, 2015 3:01 PM
LIVINGSTON - A man who is accused of cutting his unborn child from his wife's body learned in court that his trial will begin in September. The man also had a special message for his ex-wife who allegedly tried to kill.
"I also want to wish my wife... ex-wife... more »
January 22, 2015 4:25 PM
LIVINGSTON - The parish council approved a 2.5 mill tax renewal for the parish health unit Thursday night in a second attempt at getting the renewal approved by voters.
In November, voters denied the original, 5 mill renewal.
The change means, if passed, the average homeowner would pay... more »
January 15, 2015 2:24 PM
LIVINGSTON- A former reality TV star has made his plea in a Livingston Parish courtroom.
William Hayden pleaded "not guilty" to the rape charges he is facing there.
The charges are connected to his arrest, where he's accused of sexually abusing an eleven year-old, and suspected attacks against... more »
January 15, 2015 7:28 AM
DENHAM SPRINGS - Several shelters in Livingston Parish are joining forces this weekend for Pet Fest. We were joined by author Michelle Hirstius this morning on 2une In with all the details.
The Pet Fest is Saturday from 10 a.m. - 2 p.m. at the Livingston Parish Animal Shelter... more »
January 12, 2015 10:33 AM
WALKER - I-12 closed shortly after 10 p.m. Monday for the second time to allow crews to continue their attempts to clear a wrecked semi from the side of the Interstate.
All westbound lanes between Satsuma and Walker were closed overnight. Traffic was diverted off I-12 at the Livingston/La.... more »
January 9, 2015 3:35 PM
WALKER - After cracking the top 10 districts in education this school year, Livingston Parish Public Schools are looking for even more ways to get better.
All middle school teachers in the parish met with some of the nation's top educators Friday. With each lecture the teachers learned how... more »
January 2, 2015 5:10 PM
SATSUMA - With the possible incorporation of one small community in Livingston Parish set for a special election in March, both sides of the issue plan to meet with residents to sway votes.
Organizers of the group "Save Satsuma" want to incorporate to keep the rural community of Satsuma... more »
December 26, 2014 11:36 AM
LIVINGSTON PARISH - Sheriff's deputies in Livingston Parish said a sobriety checkpoint will be conducted in the parish on Saturday as part of an intensive error to crack down on drunken driving during the holiday season.
Specifics about the location or active hours of the Dec. 27 checkpoint were... more »
December 22, 2014 4:13 PM
DENHAM SPRINGS - Two women in Denham Springs said they were treated poorly by police after they were raped by a group of men Saturday night.
The women said the night was supposed to be a date, but it ended horrifically when they were taken to an empty house... more »
December 17, 2014 6:45 PM
DENHAM SPRINGS - An arrest in Livingston Parish led a judge to issue a staggering multi-million dollar bond for the man accused of possessing and distributing hundreds of items of child porn.
The Louisiana Attorney General's Office said a joint investigation led them to charge Brian Schaller of Denham... more »
December 12, 2014 4:26 PM
LIVINGSTON - There's a one-of-a-kind class in a Livingston Parish school that has students landing jobs right after graduation.
Doyle High School in the town of Livingston offers a sheet metal class to get students ready for the real world. The students draw up designs on paper and then... more »
December 11, 2014 5:20 PM
LIVINGSTON - The Livingston Parish school board plans to call a special election in the spring for a tax renewal that pays for maintaining schools.
Recently voters in the parish shot down two tax renewals. In the Holden area voters turned down a renewal that would pay for fire... more »
December 8, 2014 4:10 PM
WATSON - A sports complex in Livingston Parish will struggle to survive after voters turned down a tax renewal Saturday.
The renewal would have lasted ten years and provided $850,000 a year to maintain and improve the Live Oak Sports Complex. People who use the complex say it offers... more »
December 4, 2014 4:54 PM
FRENCH SETTLEMENT - A water company closed a loan Thursday and awarded a contract in order to begin work to replace a problematic pipe in lower Livingston Parish.
The French Settlement Water Company says work to install the new pipe should start in the next few weeks. An old,... more »
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 »
November 29, 2014 10:40 AM
ALBANY, La. - Louisiana State Police say a 39-year-old Independence man was killed Thursday in a two-vehicle accident in Livingston Parish. State police have identified the victim as Harold D. Conaster. The crash occurred on Louisiana Highway 40. State police say in a news release that Conaster's pickup truck apparently... more »
November 26, 2014 3:50 PM
DENHAM SPRINGS - Businesses all across the area are stocking shelves getting ready for the mad rush of holiday shoppers.
Shoppers in Livingston Parish say it's good to finally shop locally and avoid traffic around Baton Rouge. Before Juban Crossing became a reality many in the parish traveled to... more »
November 17, 2014 4:13 PM
SATSUMA - People who want to incorporate Satsuma into a town are frustrated that their petition has not been acted on despite being certified in August.
The group "Save Satsuma" wanted to put the incorporation to a vote on the December 6 ballot, but that won't happen. The petition... more »
November 4, 2014 4:32 PM
DENHAM SPRINGS - Voters decided several local races in Livingston Parish Tuesday night.
In Denham Springs, Gerard Landry defeated John Wascom 1779-1668 in that city's mayoral race.
In Albany, mayoral candidate Gene Glascock defeated Thomas Dillard Stewart by just six votes, 193-187.
Voters will also choose five... more »
November 1, 2014 10:28 AM
WALKER- State police have identified the drivers in Friday's hayride crash that injured 11 kids and one adult.
Officials say Ashley Posey, 37, was driving the Honda ATV that was pulling the utility trailer. Victoria Farr, 33, rear ended Posey on LA Hwy 1024 near LA Hwy 447.
... more »
October 31, 2014 10:50 PM
WALKER - Ten people were injured in a hayride accident Friday night.
One person was taken to an area hospital via the Acadian Ambulance medical chopper; others were whisked away via traditional ambulance. The wreck happened near the intersection of Cane Market Road and Spring Lake Drive around 9... more »
October 9, 2014 9:52 AM
BATON ROUGE - A large group of law enforcement could search into Friday morning in an attempt to locate a convicted sex offender who has been running from them for days.
Overnight Thursday, authorities anticipated using infrared equipment on helicopters to spot Dennis Shampine, 33.
Earlier in the... more »
October 1, 2014 4:49 PM
DENHAM SPRINGS - The Juban Crossing development is just two weeks away from its grand opening after years of delays.
Belk is set to open October 15 with three other stores opening the last week in October. Several more stores in phase one will open in November.
Wednesday... more »
September 30, 2014 6:11 PM
LIVINGSTON PARISH - Sheriff's deputies are looking for information on a man and a woman accused of using a cloned credit card information to purchase more than $1,000 in prepaid credit cards at two different locations in Livingston Parish.
The suspects entered Dollar General locations at Hwy 190 in... more »
September 29, 2014 2:03 PM
LIVINGSTON - State Police closed a portion of I-12 in Livingston Parish after a wreck with injuries Monday afternoon.
Troopers shut down the eastbound lanes of I-12 at mile marker 25, east of the town of Livingston at around 1:30 p.m. LSP reported all lanes of the roadway were... more »
September 21, 2014 10:52 AM
DENHAM SPRINGS - State police say a man was killed and two others were injured in a head on crash Saturday afternoon.
Officials say Luke Matthews III, 21, was heading north on LA hwy 16 near LA hwy 63 in a 2013 Chevrolet Impala. Matthews crossed the centerline and... more »
September 9, 2014 10:59 AM
LIVINGSTON - The Livingston Parish Sheriff's Office plans to host a concealed carry class later this month.
The sheriff's office said skilled instructors would teach students how to safely and confidently handle a weapon in situations where public safety is at stake.
The course features both classroom and... more »
September 3, 2014 10:19 PM
WALKER - Reports of coyote sightings in Livingston Parish are in the hundreds so the police department is tracking the numbers with a special map that showcases the locations of coyote sightings.
"There's a lot of them," said Cpt. John Sharp. "More than most people would think."
Sharp... more »
September 3, 2014 3:39 PM
WALKER - For the first time ever in Livingston Parish, a tract of land has been certified under the Louisiana Economic Development certified-sites program.
The 93-acre site in the Livingston Parish Industrial Park just off Florida Boulevard in Walker is the twentieth certified site in the Capital Region, according... more »
August 30, 2014 5:23 PM
LIVINGSTON - Deputies say they arrested a man they believe killed a woman in Livingston Parish Saturday morning.
Officials say Caleb Lejune, 27, killed Joy Messina, 47, at the house they shared on the 28000 block of S. Satsuma Road. He was arrested after deputies stopped him traveling on... more »
August 27, 2014 6:35 PM
ALBANY - Sheriff's deputies in Livingston Parish shot and killed an armed man Wednesday afternoon, according to the LPSO.
A sheriff's office spokesperson said the officer-involved shooting happened just after 3 p.m. in the 31000 block of Old Baton Rouge Highway.
Deputies said they were called to the... more »
August 26, 2014 3:11 PM
DENHAM SPRINGS - Livingston Parish plans to tear down blighted properties outside of city limits for the first time ever.
Blighted properties like a burned house on East Lakeside Drive put a black eye on subdivisions around Livingston Parish. That's why neighbors want the abandoned properties to be torn... more »
August 13, 2014 9:32 AM
LIVINGSTON - Livingston Parish Superintendent John Watson visited 2une In this morning to discuss the start of the school year.
Schools there are approaching record enrollment this year. Nearly 26,000 students have enrolled so far, and Watson expects to surpass that total when all is said and done.
... more »
August 7, 2014 10:55 AM
BATON ROUGE - Three people accused of stealing an SUV and breaking into more than 30 cars in two Denham Springs subdivisions last month were arrested after a joint investigation by sheriff's deputies in Livingston and East Baton Rouge Parishes.
The Livingston Parish Sheriff's Office was contacted on July... more »
August 5, 2014 3:18 PM
SATSUMA - A group of residents collected enough signatures on a petition to put the incorporation of Satsuma to a vote.
The Livingston Parish Registrar of Voters verified more than enough signatures Monday. The group needed to collect 256 signatures of the 1,023 registered voters in the area. Some... more »
July 28, 2014 5:07 PM
DENHAM SPRINGS - With the Juban Crossing retail development nearing its grand opening, Livingston Parish is setting its sights on the jobs it will create for parish residents.
The $350 million development includes 400,000 square feet of leased space so far. The retail center is set to open phase... more »
July 18, 2014 6:50 PM
WALKER - Two people are arrested on theft charges. The arrests are the result of an investigation involving multiple complaints of theft in a neighborhood in Walker in mid June.
Police say John King, 22, and his girlfriend, Lauren Howze, 21, are responsible for stealing a number of power... more »
July 10, 2014 4:50 PM
HOLDEN - A television and movie star plans to produce more than a dozen movies in the heart of Livingston Parish.
John Schneider, best known for his role as Bo Duke on "The Dukes of Hazzard," started a movie studio in Holden named John Schneider Studios.
"I never... more »
July 8, 2014 10:45 PM
LIVINGSTON - Mosquito control is cutting back since funds are running out despite three cases of West Nile in the parish.
Voters vetoed a $3 million property tax in October to keep spraying the parish. Funds could be gone by next year.
Jeanine Tessmer, the Mosquito Abatement Director,... more »
July 2, 2014 9:49 PM
DENHAM SPRINGS - A neighborhood feud escalated into verbal threats which were captured by a WBRZ news crew filming a story Wednesday.
The issue is over a horse and donkey kept behind a home in the Meadow Wood Park subdivision. Neighbors complained about the issue, and the animals' owner... more »
July 1, 2014 9:31 PM
KILLIAN - A boating trip ended deadly for a couple in Livingston Parish.
Wildlife and Fisheries agents say a couple may have hit a tree while boating on the Amite River Tuesday night. It happened about one mile south of Pete's Landing.
The woman died from her injuries.... 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 30, 2014 4:15 PM
LIVINGSTON - Parish President Layton Ricks said he disagreed with an arbitration panel's decision which left Livingston Parish on the hook for nearly $60 million in Hurricane Gustav cleanup costs.
Ricks told News 2 the decision "could be detrimental for the parish," and said he did not know how... more »