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  • Livingston Parish counterfeiters sentenced to federal prison

    July 19, 2016 11:03 AM

    BATON ROUGE - Two Livingston Parish counterfeiters were sentenced to federal prison by the Department of Justice on Tuesday. 28-year-old Philip Slay, of Denham Springs, was sentenced to 40 months in prison followed by three years of supervised release. 29-year-old Brandi Robinson, of Livingston, was sentenced to 15 months... more »
  • Livingston Parish science educator named La. teacher of year

    July 16, 2016 2:59 PM

    BATON ROUGE - A science educator from Livingston Parish is driving a new Mercedes free for a year after being selected as Louisiana's teacher of the year. The education department announced Friday that Joni Smith, a seventh grade science teacher at Albany Middle School, was selected for the award. Her... more »
  • Car fire closes I-12 overnight

    July 3, 2016 12:32 PM

    DENHAM SPRINGS - I-12 closed overnight as authorities worked a crash where a vehicle caught on fire. Sunday morning, ActionNews17 reported on its Facebook page what appeared to be a van burst into flames. I-12 was closed for a portion of the night as Livingston Fire District 5, Walker... more »
  • New emergency response boat comes to Livingston Parish Play Video

    July 2, 2016 11:39 PM

    SPRINGFIELD - The latest weapons to fight fires on the waters in Livingston Parish Fire District 2 was built to take a beating. The new aluminum fire fighting boat can pump water by the tons and is fully equipped to save lives. "It's a strong hull. I knew... more »
  • Groundbreaking held as Walker High School improvements get underway

    June 27, 2016 11:06 AM

    WALKER - Livingston Parish school officials and community leaders held a groundbreaking ceremony Monday at Walker High School as construction is launched on a major expansion and improvement plan for the school. The construction is part of a $25 million capital improvement plan that was approved by Walker School... more »
  • Teacher facing sex charges was arrested a week earlier for child desertion

    June 16, 2016 8:56 PM

    WALKER - Walker Police arrested a former Walker Freshman High School teacher, accused of having sexual relations with a 15-year-old male student. Officers charged 33-year-old Lynsie Pendarvis with felony carnal knowledge of a juvenile and indecent behavior with a juvenile. The alleged incident occured during the most recent... more »
  • Livingston Sheriffs Office seize over $8k in drugs

    June 15, 2016 7:04 PM

    LIVINGSTON - Deputies in Livingston Parish announced multiple drug arrests that took place this week and resulted in $8,500 worth of drugs seized. On Monday, the Livingston Parish Sheriff's Office arrested Deangelo Williams of Denham Springs after deputies learned he was selling drugs out of a motel room in... more »
  • Livingston Parish street repairs in second phase Play Video

    June 14, 2016 6:56 PM

    DENHAM SPRINGS – A series of roads in Denham Springs are soon to get a face lift. Residents of Denham Springs say that the streets are not only bad in the parish, but dangerous for drivers. "If you come through it'll mess up your front end, it's just ridiculous," Paul... more »
  • Residents claim neighborhood sewage is holding them hostage in their homes Play Video

    June 6, 2016 5:19 PM

    SPRINGFIELD- Neighbors in the Riverscape subdivision claim they are being held hostage by acrid smell of sewage that hangs in the air. It caused them to contact the Investigative Unit. Neighbors are fed up. The smell is enough to make your eyes water. They claim they've contacted the state... more »
  • Livingston board to interview candidates for superintendent

    June 3, 2016 8:57 AM

    LIVINGSTON - The Livingston Parish School Board will hold a special meeting on June 9 to interview four candidates who applied to be the district's next superintendent. The board hopes to announce a successor to retiring Superintendent John Watson before July 1. Watson's last day will be June 30.... more »
  • Body found under I-12 overpass at Holden

    June 1, 2016 11:24 AM

    HOLDEN - Sheriff’s deputies say a body was discovered under an I-12 overpass in Livingston Parish Wednesday morning. LPSO spokeswoman Lori Steele says the human remains were located under the I-12 overpass at Holden. Foul play is not suspected at this point in the investigation, according to deputies.... more »
  • Driver dies in hospital after Tuesday Livingston Parish crash

    May 28, 2016 8:52 PM

    LIVINGSTON – State Police say a Baton Rouge woman is dead after a crash involving an 18-wheeler on Interstate 12 in Livingston Parish Tuesday night. Around 10 p.m. Tuesday, Troopers began investigating a two-car crash with serious injuries on I-12 eastbound, east of LA 63. Investigators say 35-year-old... more »
  • Study for Livingston Parish airport nears completion

    May 23, 2016 9:11 AM

    LIVINGSTON - A master plan and site selection study for a proposed airport in Livingston Parish could be completed by June, just in time for the first meeting of the newly created parish Airport Board. Parish officials have been discussing the possibility of building a general aviation airport for the... more »
  • Following mistaken release, man's DWI charge upgraded

    May 19, 2016 11:31 AM

    DENHAM SPRINGS – Two months after being arrested twice in the same night on DWI charges, the district attorney here upgraded the charges against Jeffery Blough. The original DWI charge Blough was first arrested for on the night of March 19 was changed to a 4th offense DWI, court... more »
  • Proposed Comite River Diversion Canal gets land boost

    May 10, 2016 10:13 AM

    BATON ROUGE - Officials who are trying to dig the proposed Comite River Diversion Canal have purchased more than 300 acres of wetlands to offset the ecological impact of the construction. The $1.5 million purchase last week is by far the largest land buy so far. While the deal... more »
  • Grand jury indicts man in fatal shooting in Denham Springs

    May 10, 2016 10:04 AM

    LIVINGSTON - A Livingston Parish grand jury has indicted a 24-year-old man in the March 28 shooting death of Derick Stewart in Denham Springs. Brian K. Allen was indicted Monday on a count of second-degree murder. Allen had been scheduled for a preliminary exam hearing Monday afternoon, but the indictment... more »
  • Walker lane closures start Monday for roundabout work

    May 5, 2016 10:21 AM

    WALKER - Roundabout construction starts Monday on La. 447 at I-12 as crews close travel lanes to prepare for the new traffic feature. DOTD first announced it was considering a roundabout for the interchange in 2013. Then, the state said ten miles of La. 447 between La. 16 and... more »
  • After trapped for hours, driver recovering from crash Play Video

    May 1, 2016 8:48 PM

    DENHAM SPRINGS – State Police say a teen is expected to be okay after being trapped in a car that was involved in a single-vehicle crash in Denham Springs Sunday afternoon. According to Louisiana State Police, the crash happened on LA 1024 near Clinton Allen Road around 4:12 p.m.... more »
  • Pedestrian killed in early morning LA 16 crash

    April 29, 2016 10:10 AM

    DENHAM SPRINGS - State Police have reported that a man died after he was hit by a pickup truck near Denham Springs in Livingston Parish early Friday morning. Troopers say the single-vehicle crash took the life of 46-year-old Jason Taylor, of Greenwell Springs. The crash happened on LA 16... more »
  • Lawsuit filed over April 2015 shooting of teen by deputies

    April 27, 2016 5:17 PM

    FRENCH SETTLEMENT - An attorney for a teen injured after being shot by sheriff's deputies last year claims in a lawsuit filed Wednesday, Livingston Parish Sheriff's deputies are inadequately trained. The suit filed on behalf of Matthew Peyronnin named Sheriff Jason Ard and three sheriff's deputies in the lawsuit.... more »
  • Livingston Parish employee arrested for DWI after crash resigns

    April 25, 2016 3:10 PM

    LIVINGSTON - A Livingston Parish employee who is accused of crashing a parish vehicle while driving drunk has resigned from his position. State Police said Shevis Ball blew a BAC of .168 after the man was administered a breath test following the crash that severely damaged the Livingston Parish... more »
  • Livingston Parish employee still employed despite DWI arrest in parish vehicle Play Video

    April 21, 2016 6:56 PM

    LIVINGSTON- A Livingston Parish employee remains on leave tonight, following a crash that left a parish vehicle severely damaged. State Police said Shevis Ball was drunk at the time of the crash. Ball blew a .168 after investigators administered a Breathalyzer. "He was officially off the clock when this... more »
  • Couple accused of bestiality plead not guilty

    April 20, 2016 11:22 AM

    DENHAM SPRINGS - A husband and wife pleaded not guilty to a significant amount of crimes against nature charges Wednesday. Minton and Nina Morris were arrested in September on 250 counts of crimes against nature and several drug charges. Minton also faces charges for possession and distribution of child... more »
  • Funeral services to be held for two kids killed in bizarre Livingston crash

    April 20, 2016 8:22 AM

    BATON ROUGE - Funeral services for two children killed in a car crash in Livingston Parish, will be held on Wednesday morning. 4-year-old Samuel Shropshire and 6-year-old Khaiden Ramsey died in the crash on LA 447 south of I-12 on Sunday. It happened when one driver lost his... 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 »
  • Livingston Parish gravel pit regulations tighten Play Video

    April 13, 2016 5:27 PM

    WATSON- After two long years of going over regulations for gravel pits, the Livingston Parish Council is expected to move forward with its latest set of rules Thursday. The proposed gravel pit next to the Oak Hills subdivision in Watson has caused a stir among residents. The issue first came... more »
  • Livingston voters approve tax renewal for juvenile detention center

    April 9, 2016 10:32 PM

    Voters in Livingston Parish chose to approve a property tax renewal for the Florida Parishes Juvenile Detention Center Saturday. The tax renewal was previously shot down by voters in five parishes in November. The detention center that is located in Tangipahoa Parish serves Livingston, Tangipahoa, St. Helena, St. Tammany... more »
  • Overturned vehicle blocks lanes on I-12 in Livingston

    April 8, 2016 4:34 PM

    SATSUMA - Eastbound lanes of I-12 slowed because of an overturned pickup truck Friday afternoon. The truck was flipped on its side, facing on-coming traffic. It was not immediately clear what hapened or if anyone was injured. DOTD has not issued a traffic alert about the situation as... more »
  • Ordinance committee to address controversial gravel pit laws

    April 5, 2016 4:48 AM

    WATSON- An ordinance committee in Livingston Parish is expected to address controversial gravel pit laws Tuesday. Gravel pits have a point of controversy in the parish for the past two years. The issue first came to light back in 2014 when Southern Aggregates, a gravel mining company, announced plans to... more »
  • Livingston Parish releases priority road list Play Video

    March 25, 2016 11:32 AM

    LIVINGSTON - Work on the next batch of roads is expected to begin within the next month after the Livingston Parish Council approved the priority road list Thursday. It's easy to see why Jack Allen Road in French Settlement tops the list as the parish's worst road. Some residents, like... more »
  • DOTD to conduct study on Livingston's LA 447 Corridor

    March 24, 2016 12:29 PM

    LIVINGSTON - The Louisiana Department of Transportation and Development has authorized an environmental study for the LA 447 Corridor to evaluate ways to improve it. DOTD will also hold a public input meeting next week on the project. DOTD’s Stage 1 Environmental Assessment will look at alternatives to improve... more »
  • DOTD: I-12 in Livingston to have lane shifts due to road work

    March 24, 2016 11:47 AM

    LIVINGSTON - The Louisiana Department of Transportation and Development announced that there will be alternating lane shifts at the I-12 Eastbound/Westbound Exit/On Ramps at LA 441 (Exit 29) starting Monday, Mar. 28. The lane shifts will be until Thursday, Mar. 31, daily from 6 a.m. to 6 p.m. due to... more »
  • Livingston Parish working toward building airstrip Play Video

    March 22, 2016 5:36 PM

    LIVINGSTON - Livingston Parish leaders are getting the ball rolling on plans to build an airstrip in Satsuma. Thursday the parish council is expected to announce plans to create an airport commission that would go over ordinances related to the proposed airstrip. Parish President Layton Ricks says the airstrip is... more »
  • Snakes out and about after flooding Play Video

    March 18, 2016 6:26 PM

    PORT VINCENT - You may notice more snakes slithering around after flooding and warmer weather in Livingston Parish. The warmer weather means snakes are roaming around to breed, and flooding has pushed the snakes out of their usual habitat. Snake experts say most of Louisiana's snakes are harmless and are... more »
  • Pothole patrol underway after Livingston Parish flooding Play Video

    March 17, 2016 5:43 PM

    KILLIAN - While flooding in Livingston Parish damaged more than 300 homes, the standing water also took a toll on roadways. That's why Livingston Parish Department of Public Works crews are on pothole patrol across the parish. Thursday crews worked in Watson, Albany, Springfield and Killian. DPW sent out three... 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 »
  • FEMA meets with Livingston Parish leaders Play Video

    March 16, 2016 4:57 PM

    LIVINGSTON - While some flood victims began cleaning up Wednesday, Livingston Parish leaders met with FEMA to create a game plan to provide assistance. Livingston Parish President Layton Ricks says at least 300 homes have been damaged from flooding that began last week. Ricks and the Livingston Parish... more »
  • Flooded areas of Livingston under curfew Tuesday night, Wednesday early morning

    March 15, 2016 5:44 PM

    LIVINGSTON - A curfew for Livingston Parish has been issued for parish residents for Tuesday night by Livingston parish officials. Livingston Parish President Layton Ricks, Livingston Parish Sheriff Jason Ard, and Livingston Parish Office of Homeland Security and Emergency Preparedness (LOHSEP) Director Mark Harrell jointly decided to implement the curfew.... more »
  • Springfield residents using airboats to get around

    March 14, 2016 5:05 PM

    SPRINGFIELD - Some people in the town of Springfield in lower Livingston Parish have resorted to using airboats to check on family and neighbors. Robert Wilson and other residents are hopeful that the flood water will recede soon. "I'm worried but what can you do? The water is still coming... more »
  • Three area school districts reopen Tuesday

    March 14, 2016 2:15 PM

    LIVINGSTON - Public schools resume classes Tuesday in Livingston, Tangipahoa and Ascension parishes. The school district closed schools last Friday and Monday because of severe weather and flooding. High water made it difficult for students, teachers and bus drivers to move around the parish. District... more »
  • Livingston, Ascension Parish requests residents to submit property damage reports

    March 14, 2016 11:55 AM

    LIVINGSTON - Livingston Parish President Layton Ricks and the Livingston Parish Office of Homeland Security and Emergency Preparedness (LOHSEP) are requesting that Livingston Parish residents report all property damage and losses to the Emergency Operations (EOC) Hotline at 225-686-3996 or via email at EOC@lpgov.com . The information needed is:... more »
  • Livingston Parish residents brace for Amite River crest

    March 14, 2016 5:22 AM

    LIVINGSTON- Residents in Livingston Parish are bracing for more flooding Monday morning. Officials are telling people to prepare for high water that will be moving through the area sometime early this week. The Amite River has not yet crested near French Settlement and Port Vincent. People in the Springfield area... more »
  • Livingston Parish extends curfew through Monday morning

    March 12, 2016 4:25 PM

    LIVINGSTON PARISH – Officials in Livingston Parish decided Saturday to implement a curfew for residents from dusk until Monday morning. Parish President Layton Ricks, along with Sheriff Jason Ard and LOHSEP Director Mark Harrell, said the curfew will only affect areas hardest hit by flood waters. Officials say... more »
  • Livingston Parish officials issue curfew for residents

    March 11, 2016 6:19 PM

    LIVINGSTON - Parish officials issued a curfew for Livingston Parish residents from dusk Friday night until dawn Saturday. Only those traveling to/from work and those responding to emergency situations will be allowed on Livingston Parish roadways. Livingston Parish President Layton Rick, Parish sheriff Jason Ard and the Livingston Parish Office... more »
  • Livingston deputies survey flooding from the air Play Video

    March 11, 2016 5:32 PM

    ALBANY - Deputies in Livingston Parish surveyed damage from the air Friday afternoon. A curfew will go into effect at dusk, remaining in effect until dawn tomorrow. Only essential personnel, those traveling to/from work and for emergency situations will be allowed on Livingston Parish roadways. According to the... more »
  • Hwy 22 became a flowing river Friday morning

    March 11, 2016 9:59 AM

    KILLLIAN - Nearly a foot of rain is taking its toll on low-lying Livingston Parish. Friday morning, people woke to find a river rushing over Highway 22 east of its intersection with Highway 444 at Lacox Lane. It appears an off-shoot of the Tickfaw River, the Killian Bayou, became... more »
  • Low-lying areas packing up before possible flooding Play Video

    March 10, 2016 5:38 PM

    MAUREPAS - Some people in low-lying areas in Livingston Parish spent Thursday prepping for heavy rains as dark clouds loomed overhead. Just five months ago, flood waters stuck around for days in the Maurepas area in Chinquapin Landing near the Amite River. For James Dodson, it's a race to pack... more »
  • Lower Livingston Parish bracing for flooding Play Video

    March 9, 2016 6:29 PM

    KILLIAN - People who live near the Tickfaw River in Livingston Parish are bracing for expected heavy rains that will likely create flooding issues. The ground is already saturated in parts of the town of Killian along a canal that is connected to the Tickfaw River. Five months ago during... more »
  • Livingston Parish replacing more bridges Play Video

    March 7, 2016 5:34 PM

    LIVINGSTON - Another batch of bridges will be replaced in Livingston Parish as the state battles its deteriorating bridge problem. Livingston Parish has a total of 259 bridges, and around a dozen are deemed structurally deficient. Livingston Parish ranks among the best parishes when it comes to structurally sound bridges.... more »
  • Voters approve tax renewal for Albany fire district

    March 5, 2016 10:41 PM

    ALBANY - Voters in part of Livingston Parish approved a tax renewal to fund the District 1 Fire Department. District 1 covers around 10,000 people in the town of Albany and surrounding area. The tax has been on the books for nearly 20 years. Officials were worried leading... more »
  • School leaders have change of heart after gay couple banned from prom Play Video

    March 4, 2016 10:57 PM

    FRENCH SETTLEMENT - A high school couple in Livingston Parish had to fight for their tickets to the Prom. Two gay students from French Settlement High School were told this morning they could not go to the prom together. One of the teen's mother called WBRZ News 2, and we... more »
  • Albany firefighters pushing for tax renewal Saturday Play Video

    March 3, 2016 5:53 PM

    ALBANY - Livingston Fire Protection District 1 is asking voters to renew a fire tax Saturday to keep the district operating. District 1 covers around 10,000 people in the town of Albany and surrounding area. The tax has been on the books for nearly 20 years. With the state budget... more »
  • Livingston to host assistance meeting for storm victims Thursday

    February 25, 2016 5:04 PM

    LIVINGSTON - There will be a town meeting Thursday to help people who lost homes in the tornado this week get assistance. People from the town and other areas of the parish are encouraged to attend, organizers said. The meeting is at the Livingston Municipal Building located at 20550... more »
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    February 23, 2016 3:47 PM

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  • Livingston Council considering term limits Play Video

    February 22, 2016 6:54 PM

    LIVINGSTON - The newly elected Livingston Parish Council is considering the addition of term limits for council members. Ultimately, voters would decide whether to add term limits after the council puts the issue on a ballot. Councilman Gary Talbert believes all council members support term limits. "I think people get... more »
  • 'Trashy' house on Livingston Parish Council agenda

    February 21, 2016 5:46 PM

    WATSON - The Livingston Parish Council may file charges against a property owner in Watson after the owner has ignored requests to clean up their property. At the corner of Highway 16 and Janelle Drive, two adjacent properties have been an eyesore for resident Phyllis Hill. "They just... more »
  • New street signs going up in Denham Springs Play Video

    February 18, 2016 5:32 PM

    DENHAM SPRINGS - The city of Denham Springs is overhauling hundreds of old street signs after getting a $22,000 grant. Work is underway to replace the faded street signs around the city. The reflective coating on street signs typically lasts 8-10 years. However, many of the signs in Denham Springs... more »
  • Old Livingston Parish school gym set to become storm shelter Play Video

    February 15, 2016 4:57 PM

    WATSON - The gymnasium at the old Live Oak High School campus in the Watson area will be renovated and upgraded into a Red Cross worthy storm shelter. The work, with an estimated cost of $1.9 million, will be funded 75 percent by FEMA with the rest coming from the... more »
  • Livingston Parish train traffic to triple in wake of spillway fire

    February 15, 2016 2:52 PM

    GONZALES - Emergency officials in Livingston Parish say they’re expecting an overall increase in train traffic through the parish due to a fire on the Bonnet Carré Spillway. Trains are being rerouted through Livingston Parish into Baton Rouge from New Orleans as the railroad trestle that caught fire will... more »
  • Crews beginning work on LA-447, I-12 interchange in Livingston Parish

    February 15, 2016 8:31 AM

    WALKER- Residents in Livingston Parish will be dealing with some traffic headaches today due to a new road project. Construction is set to begin at the LA 447 and I-12 interchange. According to the State Department of Transportation, drivers should expect intermittent delays and possible nightly closures in the area.... more »
  • DOTD to close LA-441 for drainage repair

    February 12, 2016 10:27 AM

    BATON ROUGE- Traffic officials announced plans to temporarily close LA-441 next week to replace a cross drain on the road. The Louisiana Department of Transportation and Development made the announcement Friday morning. According to DOTD the highway, located north of LA-1036, will be shut down on Monday, February 15 at... more »
  • Roofing tacks found on the road in Livingston Parish, causing dozens of flat tires Play Video

    February 10, 2016 11:32 PM

    LIVINGSTON PARISH - Drivers on Hood Road in Livingston Parish are having a hard time driving down the road. They said, someone is throwing roofing tacks in the street, putting holes in the tires. One gas station owner told News Two he sees dozens of people coming in to his... more »
  • Walker drainage work begins Play Video

    February 8, 2016 4:46 PM

    WALKER - Crews for the city of Walker in Livingston Parish have started work on infrastructure improvements. Walker leaders plan to spend $1.2 million to improve roads, sewer, gas and drainage in the city. Smith Drive is one of the roads that will get drainage improvements. Work began there February... more »
  • Parish wants to boost tourism with youth sports tournaments

    February 8, 2016 11:09 AM

    COLYELL - Livingston Parish officials want to boost tourism by creating regular youth sports tournaments. Parish officials are looking into scheduling tournaments in the parish every weekend during the March through July season. Area director for the Fastpitch America Softball Association Sherry Jacob says she has begun looking into... more »
  • Construction start date set for LA 447, I-12 interchange in Livingston Parish

    February 5, 2016 4:57 PM

    LIVINGSTON PARISH - Traffic officials say construction is set to begin Monday, Feb. 15 at the LA 447 and I-12 interchange in Livingston Parish. The work on the interchange is expected to be completed in August of 2017. The State Department of Transportation says intermittent delays and possible nightly... more »
  • Warrant amnesty begins in western Livingston Parish Play Video

    February 4, 2016 5:30 PM

    DENHAM SPRINGS - The Denham Springs Marshal's Office is offering amnesty to those who have outstanding warrants. It's a way to clear your name at a discount of $35 instead of going to jail. Marshal Jerry Denton serves nearly 35,000 people in southwest Livingston Parish. "It's a great opportunity for... more »
  • Suspected drug runner identified as driver in high-speed Livingston chase

    February 2, 2016 11:51 AM

    KILLIAN - Police identified the driver in a Friday vehicle pursuit. Tuesday, the Killian Police Department said Curtis Savoie is wanted for, among other traffic crimes, aggravated flight from an officer. Police said Savoie is known to transport narcotics and to carry a firearm. He resides around the Killian... more »
  • Watson woman dies after head-on crash

    January 28, 2016 9:41 AM

    WATSON- Louisiana State Police say a Watson woman died after being involved in a head-on crash in Livingston Parish. According to State Police, the crash happened just after 6 p.m. on Saturday, January 23. Kristy Badeaux, 45, was driving on LA 1019 when her car drifted into oncoming traffic... more »
  • Walker spending more than ever on infrastructure work

    January 21, 2016 5:05 PM

    WALKER - The city of Walker in Livingston Parish plans to spend more money than ever this year on infrastructure improvements. Walker leaders plan to spend $1.2 million to improve roads, sewer, gas and drainage in the city. Smith Drive is one of the roads that will get drainage improvements.... more »
  • Four arrested after rash of vehicle burglaries

    January 20, 2016 4:26 PM

    DENHAM SPRINGS - Sheriff's deputies said four people in Livingston Parish have been arrested in connection with a series of vehicle burglaries which happened in the northern part of the parish earlier this month. Investigators charged Cole Morden, Dylan Bryan, Austin Bercegeay and Charles Hebert, all of Denham Springs,... more »
  • Livingston Parish looking for more volunteer firefighters Play Video

    January 15, 2016 5:05 PM

    DENHAM SPRINGS - Fire protection districts across Livingston Parish are looking to add more volunteer firefighters as the number of emergency calls continues to increase. It could turn into a problem in the coming years as many volunteers are getting up in age, according to District Five Fire Chief Joe... more »
  • Flooding means more trains passing through Livingston Parish

    January 14, 2016 5:24 PM

    LIVINGSTON - Police officers in Livingston Parish want drivers to be alert since more trains will be passing through the area after the opening of the Bonnet Carré Spillway. Livingston Parish Office of Homeland Security and Emergency Preparedness Director Mark Harrell says the parish will have an extra three or... more »
  • Livingston Parish cashing in on Juban Crossing Play Video

    January 11, 2016 4:16 PM

    DENHAM SPRINGS - Juban Crossing continues to be a cash cow for Livingston Parish as the popular shopping center brought in more sales tax revenue in 2015. When comparing December 2014 to last December, Juban Crossing saw a nearly $400,000 increase in sales tax revenue with a total of $7.2... more »
  • Springfield police chief rehired after resigning for criminal mischief Play Video

    January 6, 2016 5:50 PM

    SPRINGFIELD - Springfield's top cop was back at work this week after he resigned last year as part of a plea deal, and that's raising eyebrows at the Attorney General's Office. Police Chief James Jones and Mayor Charles Martin pleaded guilty to covering up a 2011 DWI arrest for... more »
  • New Springfield water system nearly ready Play Video

    January 4, 2016 4:49 PM

    SPRINGFIELD - After a decade of planning and waiting for funding, the water system in the town of Springfield is nearly finished. For the past few months contractors have worked to lay pipe across the small town. Now the $1.2 million project is in the testing phase as workers look... more »

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