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  • Livingston Parish deputies complete training academy

    October 17, 2017 3:24 PM

    LIVINGSTON PARISH- Three deputies from the Livingston Parish Sheriff's Office recently completed the Capital Area Regional Training Academy. The deputies will be assigned to the Livingston Parish Detention Center. Along with completing their training, the deputies also won some awards. Deputy Dyllan Hodges won a fitness award, while... more »
  • 5-month-old dies days after I-12 wreck

    October 12, 2017 2:18 PM

    DENHAM SPRINGS – A five-month-old has died days after a crash on I-12, according to the baby's mother. The crash happened Wednesday evening on I-12 in Livingston Parish. Police said three vehicles collided on the eastbound stretch of interstate around mile marker 10. Police said Friday, the crash... more »
  • Riverside communities take precautions ahead of Nate Play Video

    October 6, 2017 6:24 PM

    SPRINGFIELD – Some people along popular boating areas have removed boats from the water or secured them ahead of a potential impact from Nate this weekend. People in the Riverscape neighborhood of Livingston Parish spent Friday planning for rising water. Already, water is higher than usual and they don't... more »
  • EBRSO: Elementary student arrested for bringing unloaded gun to school

    October 5, 2017 3:19 PM

    BATON ROUGE - An 11-year-old elementary school student was arrested after she brought an unloaded gun to school Thursday, authorities say. According to the East Baton Rouge Sheriff's Office, its school drug task force responded to La Belle Aire Elementary around 9:30 a.m. Thursday after receiving reports of a... more »
  • LSU professor, others with Livingston Parish science observatory win Nobel Prize

    October 3, 2017 10:30 AM

    LIVINGSTON – An LSU professor and other staff associated with the LIGO center in Livingston Parish which proved Albert Einstein's theory of relativity were awarded this year's Nobel Prize in Physics. WBRZ.com reported extensively on the discovery in February 2016 – click HERE for more. Then, LIGO – short... more »
  • WATCH: Thieves flee store with $3,000 in stolen sunglasses Play Video

    September 27, 2017 3:35 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Deputies from the East Baton Rouge Sheriff's Office are currently looking for two thieves who ran out of a store with eight pairs of stolen sunglasses. The incident took place at the Sunglass Hut at Perkins Rowe on September 20. The store told deputies the thieves... more »
  • Ten arrested in massive string of vehicle burglaries Play Video

    September 26, 2017 11:49 AM

    DENHAM SPRINGS – The Livingston Parish Sheriff's Office says it has made arrests in 94 cases of vehicle burglary that occurred in Denham Springs over the last few months. Sheriff Jason Ard said the burglaries occurred between July and late September and carried out by two groups of individuals.... more »
  • Local restaurant refuses to show NFL games following national anthem protests Play Video

    September 25, 2017 6:27 PM

    DENHAM SPRINGS - An area bar and grill says it won't be showing anymore content from the NFL after numerous players across the league chose not to participate in the national anthem on Sunday. A Facebook post from Sarita's Grill & Cantina in Denham Springs says the bar will... more »
  • Livingston Parish educators give back to Harvey-affected peers Play Video

    September 10, 2017 11:26 PM

    LIVINGSTON PARISH - Teachers, faculty and staff from Livingston Parish schools are some of the latest to give back to their peers affected by Hurricane Harvey. The schools collected donations for faculty and students in and around the Houston area. "Our schools just wanted to give back," Southside... more »
  • One patient airlifted with injuries from electric shock

    August 15, 2017 12:01 PM

    WALKER – One man was hurt in a mishap involving electricity Tuesday morning near Walker. According to Entergy, the 32-year-old victim was airlifted to a nearby hospital. First responders were dispatched to the Burgess Road/Arnold Road area around 10:30 a.m. Witnesses say a power line may have... more »
  • Community gathers for emotional service one year after August flood Play Video

    August 13, 2017 5:15 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Hundreds of people gathered at Living Faith Christian Center on Sunday, bonding over their common struggle and looking forward to their recovery. For one year, Southeast Louisiana has remained in a recovery state. Sunday night was all about healing as members of the Baton Rouge community... more »
  • Live Oak Junior High opens with fully refurbished campus Play Video

    August 7, 2017 4:11 PM

    WATSON - Seventh and eighth grade students in the Live Oak community of Livingston Parish will attend a new, but somewhat familiar, campus come their first day of school. On Aug. 9, students will be welcomed to the new Live Oak Junior High on Old Highway 16, a site... more »
  • Buyouts available for some flooded homes in Livingston Play Video

    August 4, 2017 6:43 PM

    LIVINGSTON - Livingston Parish has started taking applications from homeowners who flooded and want to be bought out. The process is going to be lengthy, and homeowners will have to put up some of their own money, WBRZ learned Friday. Properties will have to be labeled a substantial... more »
  • DOTD dump truck involved in Thursday crash

    August 3, 2017 7:19 AM

    DENHAM SPRINGS - Four people were hurt, including a state worker, when a state dump truck crashed head-on into an SUV in Livingston Parish. The wreck happened on La. 16 near Griffin Lane earlier Thursday morning. The road was closed for much of the day. A four people... more »
  • Two more arrested in connection with July murder of Livingston Parish man

    August 1, 2017 4:32 PM

    UPDATE: Two more arrests have been made in connection to the murder of Rick McBride. The sheriff's office announced the arrest of 19-year-old Jace Chiquelin and a juvenile. Chiquelin was charged with Accessory After the Fact to First Degree Murder and Principal to Aggravated Burglary. He has since... more »
  • Car crashes into lower Livingston canal Wednesday

    July 26, 2017 6:03 PM

    SPRINGFIELD – A car drove into a canal along the Blood River, prompting a swift and large response from authorities Wednesday afternoon. Sources, though, said luckily everyone was able to escape the vehicle and there were only minor injuries. A child was reportedly in the vehicle when the crash... more »
  • Repairs for three flood-damaged schools to be completed this summer

    July 18, 2017 11:13 PM

    LIVINGSTON - Repairs at three campuses damaged by the August 2016 flood will be completed before the start of the 2017-2018 school year, according to Livingston Parish Public Schools Superintendent Rick Wentzel. The three campuses, Freshwater Elementary and Northside Elementary in Denham Springs, and Springfield High School will be... more »
  • One man arrested in two different checkpoints with drugs, deputies say

    July 6, 2017 3:48 PM

    DENHAM SPRINGS – One man was arrested two times in two different sobriety checkpoints recently. Livingston Parish Sheriff's deputies said Anthony Chinn, 27, of Central, was arrested with drugs at a Friday night/early Saturday morning checkpoint on Magnolia Beach Road. Then, on Monday, deputies said Chinn was found with... more »
  • Sobriety checkpoint in Livingston Parish Monday

    July 3, 2017 11:29 AM

    LIVINGSTON – The Livingston Parish Sheriff's Office, along with several other law enforcement agencies, will conduct a sobriety checkpoint in Livingston Parish on July 3. The checkpoint is a part of the "Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over" campaign. The checkpoints are an effort to protect citizens... more »
  • Federal drug raid in Livingston one of several Thursday Play Video

    June 29, 2017 11:37 AM

    DENHAM SPRINGS – A federal raid early Thursday morning in a quiet Livingston Parish neighborhood was just one of several that happened on the same day, authorities revealed to WBRZ. WBRZ.com first broke details of the operation – reporting witnesses saw agents, some appearing in tactical gear, on... more »
  • 5 arrested in Livingston murder case, victim identified

    June 22, 2017 2:30 PM

    DENHAM SPRINGS – Five people, including a juvenile, face charges for a shooting where a 19-year-old was killed overnight in Livingston Parish. The victim, Michael Avara, was shot in the abdomen and died at a hospital hours later, authorities revealed in a news release. Detectives said Avara, 19, and... more »
  • Did someone in Livingston Parish steal sandbags?

    June 21, 2017 2:38 PM

    SPRINGFIELD – A bizarre case of missing sandbags forced authorities to monitor important disaster supplies more closely. The Springfield area fire department posted on Facebook, sandbags will be filled as people try to build dams around property to keep potential flooding rain out of buildings but people will need... more »
  • Mayor leaves town after controversial firing of police chief

    June 19, 2017 2:52 PM

    KILLIAN – You could say Killian Mayor Craig McGehee went out in a blaze of glory – resigning from his position as mayor after abruptly firing the police chief in a controversial move that got the entire town talking last week. McGehee resigned his position as mayor in a... more »
  • Autopsy reveals details of massage therapist's violent murder Play Video

    June 6, 2017 10:24 AM

    DENHAM SPRINGS – A massage therapist in training who was found dead earlier this week was strangled and sustained blunt fore trauma to her head, authorities revealed after an autopsy Wednesday. Kayla Ann Denham, 24, was found in a barn on property at 30709 Dunn Road in Denham... more »
  • Man accused of several burglaries, thefts in Livingston Parish

    June 5, 2017 6:13 PM

    LIVINGSTON – A man was arrested after the Livingston Parish Sheriff's Office linked him to several crimes in the area. The sheriff's office arrested 25-year-old Seth Vallet after deputies linked him to four shed burglaries, 11 vehicle burglaries, two vehicle thefts and one theft. On May 30, members of... more »
  • Sobriety checkpoint to be conducted in Livingston Parish

    May 25, 2017 4:37 PM

    LIVINGSTON – The Livingston Parish Sheriff's Office, along with other local law enforcement agencies, will conduct a sobriety checkpoint on Friday. The checkpoint is an effort to protect citizens from those who drink and drive. Specifics about the location of the checkpoint will not be released in advance.... more »
  • Vice President shares WBRZ.com story, says local family is inspirational

    May 25, 2017 1:33 PM

    DENHAM SPRINGS - The Vice President called the story of a Livingston family highlighted in a WBRZ report this week as “inspiring.” Thursday morning, Vice President Mike Pence tweeted a link to the WBRZ.com post featuring the Morgans and included his message about their recovery from the flood. A... more »
  • Missing work order found, drainage ditch to be cleaned Play Video

    May 16, 2017 6:35 PM

    WALKER - A man says he has been dealing with an overgrown drainage ditch for months. Samuel Abbott lives on Lod Stafford Road in Walker. He filed a work order with the Department of Public works on Jan. 19 to clean the lateral drainage ditch on his property. Months... more »
  • Proposed ordinance would keep mobile homes out of Livingston subdivisions Play Video

    May 15, 2017 7:30 PM

    LIVINGSTON – Livingston Parish is taking steps to keep mobile homes out of traditional subdivisions. Some residents say mobile homes in their subdivision are bad for the community and cause for the value of property to decrease. Marie Cain has been a resident of the Merryland subdivision near... more »
  • Video shows boat capsize on Tickfaw River Friday Play Video

    May 5, 2017 12:43 PM

    KILLIAN – Water rescue crews from at least one area sheriff's department and the Springfield Fire Department are seen on video responding to a capsized boat in the Tickfaw River Friday morning. The boat capsized near the mouth of the Tickfaw where it meets Lake Maurepas. Video was sent... more »
  • Matthew Morris pleads not guilty to 84 charges in Ascension Parish

    April 12, 2017 2:53 PM

    BATON ROUGE – A Livingston Parish grand jury has indicted a contractor on 51 counts of charges including contractor fraud after investigators say he scammed 11 victims after the flood. The indictment in Livingston Parish comes two days after a grand jury in Ascension Parish indicted Matthew Morris on... more »
  • Flood recovery summit Thursday in Denham Springs Play Video

    April 6, 2017 8:51 AM

    DENHAM SPRINGS, La. - Countless people are still recovering from the August floods, with no end in sight. Local leaders are trying to change that tonight. The Flood Recovery Summit will play host to several speakers, who will try to answer questions, that will hopefully get some back on... more »
  • Growth among recovery in Livingston Parish; Car dealer breaks ground Thursday

    March 16, 2017 5:50 PM

    DENHAM SPRINGS – Growth is occurring among flood recovery in Livingston Parish. Thursday, All Start Automotive broke ground on its new Nissan dealership just outside Juban Crossing. All Star is moving its Nissan dealership from Florida Boulevard in Baton Rouge to the new, state-of-the-art facility on Juban Road in... more »
  • FEMA mobile disaster recovery center to open for tornado survivors in Livingston Parish

    February 15, 2017 4:02 PM

    LIVINGSTON – A FEMA mobile disaster recovery center will open on Feb. 16 in Livingston Parish for homeowners, renters and business owners who sustained damage as a result of last week's tornadoes. The mobile recovery center is located at the Livingston Parish Office of Homeland Security and Emergency Preparedness... more »
  • PHOTOS: Large fire destroys Blind River Bar in Livingston Parish

    February 10, 2017 7:58 AM

    MAUREPAS – Firefighters say a large fire caused "substantial damage" to the Blind River Bar in Livingston Parish Friday morning. St. Amant Fire Chief James Leblanc said the fire has been extinguished and firefighters are now moving to clear up potential hotspots. Firefighters responded to the scene around 5:30... more »
  • In Killian, people felt houses fly away in morning storm Play Video

    February 7, 2017 5:07 PM

    KILLIAN - Life was upended in this typically quiet, swampy paradise in low-lying Livingston Parish Tuesday morning. "I don't remember breathing," Dennis Hill, the police chief of this small community, said as he described the terror of what is expected to be a twister moving through Killian. Hill was... more »
  • Two Chocolate Labs shot in Walker, family demands answers Play Video

    January 13, 2017 6:50 PM

    WALKER- A newly wed couple is demanding answers after someone shot two of their Chocolate Labs on their wedding day last week. One dog died, the other is maimed with multiple bullet fragments still lodged inside. One dog was found dead in a neighbor's yard. That neighbor was not... more »
  • Livingston Sheriff's office now sending out 2016 tax notices

    January 6, 2017 5:41 PM

    LIVINGSTON – The Livingston Parish Assessor’s Office has completed post flood reassessment, officials said Friday. Jeff Taylor says the 2016 tax roll has been approved by the Louisiana Tax Commission and has submitted the approved tax role to the Sheriff’s office. According to a statement, Livingston Parish Sheriff’s... more »
  • Livingston Parish public schools will remain open 21 minutes longer

    January 3, 2017 11:58 AM

    DENHAM SPRINGS – Students in Livingston Parish will have to stay in school an extra 21 minutes longer this spring semester. School officials announced Tuesday that all public schools will add 21 minutes of instructional time to their master schedules. This time will be divided between the start and... more »
  • Police: Mugging suspects may be connected to 3 heists this week

    December 20, 2016 3:22 PM

    DENHAM SPRINGS – Police suspect a couple arrested Tuesday could be connected to as many as three holdups in Livingston Parish this week. Michael Watkins, 32, and Angel McCarroll, 29, were booked on armed robbery charges after a heist at the Cracker Barrel on Cockerham Road Tuesday. Police said... more »
  • Man booked into jail after elderly woman dies in morning crash

    December 20, 2016 3:13 PM

    ALBANY – An out-of-town man was arrested in connection with an early morning, deadly hit-and-run on I-12 Tuesday. Cody Terry, 35, of Houston, is charged with negligent homicide, felony hit -and-run, reckless operation, driving without a license and failure to register a motor vehicle. Terry was driving a sedan... more »
  • Man missing after night out found dead in Livingston

    December 17, 2016 10:47 AM

    SPRINGFIELD – Sheriff's deputies found the body of a man missing for nearly two weeks Thursday. Robert "Bob" Holmes was found in a pond off James Chapel N Road between Albany and Holden, the sheriff's office said. It appears Holmes died after crashing his vehicle. Holmes had not... more »
  • Driver booked in deadly Livingston Parish crash

    December 16, 2016 8:35 PM

    WALKER – Police arrested a man in connection with a deadly crash on Florida Boulevard earlier in December. Robert Kelly, 44, was booked into the Livingston Parish Jail on negligent homicide and negligent injury charges along with outstanding warrants for not showing up to previous court hearings. Police said... more »
  • Man wanted for strangulation charges in Livingston Parish

    December 14, 2016 3:22 PM

    LIVINGSTON – Deputies in Livingston Parish say a man wanted for strangulation and battery charges has been taken into custody Wednesday afternoon. According to Sheriff Jason Ard, 36-year-old Eric Paul McNiel was wanted for aggravated battery, second-degree battery and two counts of domestic abuse battery by strangulation. Ard... more »
  • Livingston Parish Sheriff frustrated with FEMA Play Video

    December 12, 2016 11:27 PM

    LIVINGSTON PARISH- The Livingston Parish Sheriff is one of many frustrated with FEMA. Sheriff Ard said his department had to put up money for deputies homes in an effort to keep flood-affected officers in the parish. Eighty-five percent of Livingston Parish residents were affected by the August flood. Of... more »
  • Dallas woman reunited with stolen dog in Livingston Parish Play Video

    December 9, 2016 12:17 AM

    LIVINGSTON- A woman was reunited with her stolen dog Thursday night. She picked up the pup in Livingston Parish, more than 400 miles away from where it went missing. Sharon Walker's Yorkie was yanked out of her yard in Dallas back in April. A Livingston Parish woman says she adopted... more »
  • Business' employees come face to face with robber's gun Monday morning

    November 28, 2016 3:21 PM

    DENHAM SPRINGS - Police are trying to find the person who stuck a gun in the face of employees at a business on South Range Monday morning. Security video clearly shows the scary moment at least one worker was face to face with the gun. The Denham Springs Police... more »
  • Nov. 18 last day for flood victims to receive tax reduction in Livingston Parish Play Video

    November 18, 2016 7:09 PM

    LIVINGSTON – Friday was the last day for owners of flood damaged property to get a tax break on their Livingston Parish tax bill. If flood victims showed their proof of damage, they could get a 20 percent property tax reduction. One property owner, Sonya Beadle, said that... more »
  • Owner ends plan for Springfield shooting range after outcry

    November 17, 2016 6:23 PM

    SPRINGFIELD – A Livingston Parish property owner has withdrawn plans for a shooting range in Springfield after public outcry. “Due to all of the negative attention, the owner withdrew his plans for the shooting range,” Springfield Fire Chief Brian Drury told WBRZ News 2 on Thursday. The move... more »
  • "God fearing contractor" arrested by LPSO after WBRZ report Play Video

    November 10, 2016 4:54 PM

    LIVINGSTON PARISH- A shady contractor exposed by the WBRZ Investigative Unit on Monday was arrested on contractor fraud charges by the Livingston Parish Sheriff's Office less than 48 hours after our report. Michael Tanner posted a $25,000 bail and was released. James Travis praised LPSO for taking quick... more »
  • Flood victim claims he was taken by "God-fearing contractor" Play Video

    November 7, 2016 5:35 PM

    LIVINGSTON PARISH- A man in Livingston Parish claims a contractor who promised to fix his home after taking nearly $32,000 in payments, took off with his money and didn't finish the work. Tonight, the Baton Rouge Police Department and Livingston Parish Sheriff's Office are both investigating. Contractor Michael Tanner's... more »
  • Livingston Parish tax collections soar after flooding

    November 7, 2016 10:02 AM

    LIVINGSTON - Officials say Livingston Parish sales tax collections increased 50 percent over the same month last year as post-flood reconstruction and motor vehicle purchases continued to drive sales. The October collections figures represent sales made in September, the first full month after the flood, when property owners shifted gears... more »
  • August's historic flooding continues to impact housing market

    October 26, 2016 1:12 PM

    BATON ROUGE – This year’s historic flooding in South Louisiana continues to impact the Baton Rouge Housing market, a new report says. But the Greater Baton Rouge Association of Realtors says there is still a silver lining. A new report from GBRAR says that closed sales in the Baton... more »
  • Flood damaged Livingston highway reopened

    October 25, 2016 11:14 AM

    DENHAM SPRINGS - One of the last roads still closed from the flood reopened this week. DOTD announced Tuesday, the bridge over West Colyell Creek was repaired and open. La. 1027 - or Burgess Avenue - was closed from Lockhart Road to Peak Lane after the flood damaged the... more »
  • Impairment suspected in deadly Livingston Parish crash

    October 22, 2016 3:39 PM

    WATSON – State Police say one man is dead and a woman has been charged with vehicular homicide after a two-car crash on LA Hwy 16 in Livingston Parish Saturday morning. The crash happened shortly before 5:30 a.m. on LA Hwy 16 north of LA Hwy 1019. According... more »

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