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  • Contractor targeted in tangled murder mystery; Sheriff releases new information in rare case Play Video

    June 10, 2018 11:24 AM

    DENHAM SPRINGS – Arrests are possible in a twisted double shooting investigation that left a government contractor dead. Beaux Bailey, 36, was found shot to death inside his home in an upscale and rural neighborhood off 4H Club Road Sunday morning. Bailey, deputies said, was found dead with another... more »
  • Rash of Blind River camp burglaries investigated, one arrested Play Video

    June 1, 2018 6:39 PM

    MAUREPAS – A dart board and its darts, propane tanks and even weapons are among the items camp owners along the Blind River near Lake Maurepas have had stolen from their oases in the bayou over the last few months. Frustrated camp dwellers spoke with WBRZ after another incident... more »
  • Utility worker dealing with downed line hit by vehicle in Livingston Parish

    May 31, 2018 6:37 PM

    MAUREPAS - A utility worker doing work on Hwy. 22 was hit by a vehicle and rushed to a hospital Thursday afternoon. The crash happened on La. 22 near La. 16 in Livingston Parish as work to repair a downed utility line was going on. Earlier, state highway monitors... more »
  • Man killed in freak overnight ATV crash

    May 27, 2018 9:41 AM

    SPRINGFIELD - A 28-year-old man died after being thrown off the ATV he was riding and hit by a passing car. Brandon Swindle of Holden was killed in the crash around midnight, State Police said. It happened on La. 42 west of La. 43 outside of Springfield. State... more »
  • Man arrested in deadly hit-and-run involving cyclist

    April 8, 2018 10:28 AM

    DENHAM SPRINGS - A bicyclist died and a man was arrested after a hit-and-run late Saturday. State Police said Glenn Banta, 56, of Denham Springs, was driving his pickup on LA 1025 just east of LA 16 when he hit and killed Chad Zimmerle, 38, also of Denham Springs.... more »
  • Livingston Parish parent furious after child ingests prescription drug on school bus Play Video

    March 21, 2018 5:40 PM

    WALKER- A parent is demanding that the Livingston Parish School System add protocols to address a terrifying situation she experienced last week involving her five-year-old. Morgan Wesley said her son was taking the bus to Walker Elementary School when he and another student came across a pink pill on... more »
  • Deputies: Man lied about law enforcement service, charged with hate crime after gas station attack

    March 5, 2018 3:34 PM

    LIVINGSTON – Deputies here arrested a man after they say he went on a violent, racist tirade and lied about being a member of law enforcement. Chad Horsley, 27, was booked into the Livingston Parish jail Sunday on hate crimes, criminal damage to property, criminal mischief, and false personation... more »
  • Woman who drowned in Livingston Parish, sister of CNN TV host

    January 31, 2018 6:18 PM

    UPDATE: Officials have confirmed that the woman who died is the sister of CNN anchor Don Lemon of Port Allen. Lemon's family released the following statement Thursday afternoon: DENHAM SPRINGS – A person drowned in a neighborhood pond Wednesday. The person was found off Iberia Drive... more »
  • Livingston students to make up day lost due to last week's freeze

    January 23, 2018 11:49 AM

    LIVINGSTON- Due to days missed during the recent freeze, students in Livingston Parish will have a full day on Feb. 21. The announcement comes from the Livingston Parish Public Schools System. The day was originally scheduled as a half day for students, but will now be a full day.... more »
  • Livingston Parish teacher placed on administrative leave after arrest in underage sex case Play Video

    January 23, 2018 11:05 AM

    ALBANY – A high school teacher was arrested on three counts of carnal knowledge of a juvenile charges, WBRZ learned Tuesday morning. Ashley Meyer, 33, was arrested after an investigation where deputies said they found she had sexual relations with a male juvenile on at least three occasions. Deputies... more »
  • Deputy shares picture of iced squad car in Livingston Parish

    January 17, 2018 8:52 AM

    DENHAM SPRINGS – Sheriff's deputies patrolling overnight shared images of frozen highways and even icicle hanging from their squad cars. Temperatures dropped to one degree by Wednesday morning after the windchill was factored into the forecast. Even as the sun rose, most streets were dangerously iced or slick. ... more »
  • Denham Springs man found after reported missing Christmas morning

    December 25, 2017 9:04 AM

    UPDATE: Mark Baker has been located and is in good condition, according to the Livingston Parish Sheriff's Office. DENHAM SPRINGS – The sheriff's department issued a missing persons advisory for a 54-year-old man early Christmas morning. Mark Baker has not been seen since Christmas Eve. He was last... more »
  • Sobriety checkpoint scheduled for Friday in Livingston Parish

    December 21, 2017 11:19 AM

    LIVINGSTON PARISH- Deputies from the Livingston Parish Sheriff's Office in conjunction with several other law enforcement agencies will conduct a sobriety checkpoint in Livingston Parish Friday. The checkpoint is part of the national campaign Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over. Motorists are urged to drive carefully and comply... more »
  • Authorities asking for help identifying suspect

    December 20, 2017 6:52 AM

    LIVINGSTON PARISH- Detectives from the Livingston Parish Sheriff's Office are asking for the public's help in identifying a suspect they say attempted to steal cigarettes. The incident occurred on Dec. 7 just after 3 p.m. Authorities say the suspect tried to steal cartons of cigarettes from a store in... more »
  • State Police: Speed likely caused deadly crash in Livingston Parish

    December 17, 2017 10:34 AM

    WALKER - A 40-year-old man died in a single-vehicle crash Saturday. State Police said Bradley Lejeune, of Baton Rouge, died when he lost control of his pickup in a curve on Hwy. 63 south of Hwy. 447 around 8:30 Saturday evening. After running off the road, the truck violently crashed... more »
  • Appeals process begins for man fighting for insurance money Play Video

    November 13, 2017 6:03 PM

    WALKER - A man who tore his house down is battling with FEMA and his insurance company for the money he says he deserves. Paul Ortego told 2 On Your Side Friday he'd soon be filing an appeal with FEMA. He's been staring at a pile of dirt on... more »
  • Teenage tryst lands high school football player in jail

    November 10, 2017 3:21 PM

    DENHAM SPRINGS – A high school football player was arrested on carnal knowledge of a juvenile charges recently, police reported Friday. Udrego “Tyre” Golmond, 18, was arrested when police found him with a 15-year-old girl after Golmond called for help for his car stalling on Veterans Boulevard. Police said... more »
  • Steve Gleason brings Hurricane Maria evacuee with ALS to Saints game

    October 29, 2017 6:28 PM

    NEW ORLEANS - Former Saints safety Steve Gleason brought a Hurricane Maria evacuee suffering from ALS to Sunday's game. A post from Steve Gleason's Twitter account showed the former Saints hero alongside Carmelo Diaz and his family. According to the Advocate , Diaz, a former tennis player, needs a... more »
  • Inmates receive high school diplomas while serving time

    October 27, 2017 12:00 PM

    LIVINGSTON PARISH- Ten Livingston Parish Detention Center inmates recently obtained their high school diplomas while serving their sentences. The class is offered through the partnership the Livingston Parish Sheriff's Office has with the Louisiana Department of Public Safety and Corrections Education Department. "I am so proud that you... more »
  • 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 »

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