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  • 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 »
  • Baton Rouge man dies in Livingston Parish crash

    December 31, 2015 11:48 PM

    SATSUMA - Sheriff's deputies released the name of a Baton Rouge man who died in a New Year's Eve crash in Livingston Parish. The Livingston Parish Sheriff's Office said 27-year-old Trey Long died in the wreck which happened on McArthur Drive near Satsuma. Deputies said around 7:30 p.m.... more »
  • Livingston Parish deputies report 1 dead in apparent drowning

    December 31, 2015 3:37 PM

    ALBANY - Sheriff's deputies say an Albany man drowned while fishing in a Livingston Parish pond late in the morning on New Year's Eve. 25-year-old Benjamin McKinley was one of two boaters fishing in a small body of water located off Highway 442 near Pea Ridge Road when the... more »
  • Several road projects delayed in Denham Springs Play Video

    December 28, 2015 5:48 PM

    DENHAM SPRINGS - Several road projects expected to be underway in 2015 did not happen as planned. The most expensive project, Maple Street, was supposed to be overlaid and widened. That road serves as a popular route between Hatchell Lane and Range Avenue near Denham Springs High School. A few... more »
  • Post-Christmas sobriety checkpoints planned for Livingston Parish

    December 25, 2015 1:10 PM

    DENHAM SPRINGS - Sheriff's deputies in Livingston Parish said they and other law enforcement agencies will post sobriety checkpoints throughout the parish this weekend. Deputies said the checkpoints are scheduled for Saturday night at undisclosed locations around the parish. The sheriff's office said overtime for the deputies who... more »
  • Driver arrested after stolen car chase along I-12

    December 24, 2015 12:45 PM

    HOLDEN - Louisiana State Police said authorities found and arrested the man accused of leading police on a chase in a stolen vehicle along I-12 West Thursday. Livingston Parish Sheriff's deputies booked 17-year-old Myron Pots into the parish jail. Troopers said they spotted a car Thursday morning which... more »
  • Walker building new water well near new tower Play Video

    December 22, 2015 6:06 PM

    WALKER - The city of Walker in Livingston Parish is shelling out cash to improve its water system. The city has already spent $1.6 million on a new water tower, and now the city will spend another $1 million to build a water well. Both the tower and well will... more »
  • More Livingston Parish road work on the way Play Video

    December 21, 2015 5:20 PM

    DENHAM SPRINGS - Another handful of roads are set for a fix in Livingston Parish since extra road money was added to the pot. Parish leaders added $750,000 to the road overlay project since sales tax revenues produced more money than expected. This year the parish has fixed around 40... more »
  • Livingston road overlaying finished for now Play Video

    December 15, 2015 5:42 PM

    DENHAM SPRINGS - The Livingston Parish road overlay project is nearly finished as contractors striped several roads Tuesday. The more than $4 million project overhauled around 40 roads across Livingston Parish. The parish ended up cutting costs and saving $350,000 along the way, according to Department of Public Works Director... more »
  • Popular Livingston Parish library expanding

    December 8, 2015 5:29 PM

    DENHAM SPRINGS - The most popular library branch in Livingston Parish is set for a more than $3 million expansion. The Denham Springs-Walker branch sees about 200,000 people each year. That's equal to the other four Livingston Parish libraries put together. With all the growth going on in the parish... more »
  • Walker leaders pushing for more sidewalks Play Video

    December 3, 2015 5:19 PM

    WALKER - Leaders in Walker are on a mission to have more sidewalks, and grant money from the state is making that a reality. Walker is already in phase three of its sidewalk project to create safer routes to and from schools. The third phase will cost $684,000 and will... more »
  • FEMA money cleaning up Livingston Parish waterways Play Video

    December 2, 2015 5:56 PM

    SPRINGFIELD - Livingston Parish is putting nearly a million dollars from FEMA relief to work to clean several bodies of water across the parish. The money comes from disaster relief for Hurricane Isaac that happened three years ago. The parish got $931,000 to remove debris and trash like household appliances... more »
  • 4 arrested in Denham Springs drug bust

    December 2, 2015 11:27 AM

    DENHAM SPRINGS - Sheriff’s deputies arrested four and seized a variety of narcotics while executing a search warrant in Denham Springs Monday. 36-year-old Derek Ford, 31-year-old Sharon Painting and 46-year-old Toby Jarreau were arrested and booked into the Livingston Parish Detention Center on drug and weapon charges. A fourth... more »
  • Range Avenue road work moving along

    November 30, 2015 4:48 PM

    DENHAM SPRINGS - Work to improve Range Avenue in Denham Springs is moving as contractors work night shifts to create a smoother ride for motorists. The work started on the $2.2 million project in September. Contractors have only a few minor details left to complete asphalt work south of Interstate... more »
  • Entirely new council ready to take over Livingston Parish Play Video

    November 23, 2015 6:01 PM

    LIVINGSTON - Newly elected Livingston Parish council members have pledged to work together as the entirely new council will take over in January. Voters replaced three incumbents who did not seek reelection and ousted six others. For the first time ever the parish will bring in nine new members. John... more »
  • Runoff set for final Livingston Parish Council seat Play Video

    November 18, 2015 6:04 PM

    WATSON - There's one race left to decide the final seat for the Livingston Parish Council, and voters in the Watson area will decide between two republicans Saturday. Voters will pick either incumbent Jim Norred or Garry "Frog" Talbert. In October, Talbert received 12 more votes than Norred taking 42... more »
  • Fire district pushing for fee renewal from voters Play Video

    November 12, 2015 5:26 PM

    WALKER - Fire fighters in Livingston Parish Fire Protection District 4 are pushing for voters to renew a service charge that makes up 30 percent of the district's budget. The $32 yearly fee generates $713,000 a year for Fire District 4. District 4 covers one-third of the parish including Walker,... more »
  • Livingston, Ascension waterways back open, but levels still high

    November 9, 2015 10:32 AM

    LIVINGSTON - Authorities in Livingston and Ascension parishes lifted their waterway restrictions Monday which had been put in place due to recent heavy rain. Brandi Janes, the deputy director of the Livingston Parish Office of Homeland Security and Emergency Preparedness, said all the parish waterways were back available for... more »
  • Denham Springs shooting suspect in custody

    November 6, 2015 5:27 PM

    DENHAM SPRINGS - Sheriff’s deputies in Livingston Parish said they arrested a man who was wanted following a shooting that happened during an attempted armed robbery earlier this week. 23-year-old Cullen Pitre was taken into custody Friday. Two men, Justin Slinker and Derek Tauzin, were already taken into custody... more »
  • Investigation into car burglaries leads to standoff ending in teenager's suicide

    November 5, 2015 7:16 PM

    GONZALES - Ascension Parish Sheriff’s Office deputies say a Gonzales teen tragically took his own life while a St. Amant teen was arrested following an ongoing burglary investigation conducted by sheriff’s deputies in Ascension and Livingston parishes. Investigators said the incident happened shortly before midnight when deputies went to... more »
  • Deputies searching for missing work-release inmate

    November 5, 2015 1:33 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Sheriff's deputies said they're searching for a work release inmate out of Livingston Parish who left his job earlier this week. The East Baton Rouge Sheriff's Office said Kevin Whetstone, 30, was working offshore on a tugboat and called a relative to pick him up after... more »
  • 6 Denham Springs businesses hit in burglary spree Play Video

    November 3, 2015 5:49 PM

    DENHAM SPRINGS - After a rash of business burglaries in Denham Springs the past few weeks, police are on the hunt for the thieves responsible. The burglars have broken into at least six businesses in the Antique District using rocks and bricks to break through glass doors and windows. They... more »
  • Extra patrols during Halloween Play Video

    October 30, 2015 11:07 PM

    WALKER - Livingston Parish called in extra patrols to monitor trick-or-treating Friday. The Livingston Parish Sheriff's Office and Walker Police Department both had additional patrols to keep the peace and search for offenders. Halloween was changed to Friday because of the forecast predicting bad weather. In Walker, officers... more »
  • Ascension, Livingston waterways to remain closed to recreational boat traffic

    October 30, 2015 11:33 AM

    GONZALES – With heavy rain expected this weekend, two parishes are closing recreational boating traffic until further notice. Ascension Parish President Tommy Martinez said Friday that Ascension and Livingston Parishes will remain closed to recreational boating until further notice. The two parishes closed the waterways to recreational boating... more »
  • Lower Livingston Parish still flooded Play Video

    October 29, 2015 6:26 PM

    MAUREPAS - People in lower Livingston Parish are still dealing with flooding from last weekend, and some residents in Maurepas blame Ascension Parish for some of the high water. They point to a pumping station in neighboring Ascension Parish that sends water into the Blind River that flows into Lake... more »
  • Livingston Parish man arrested for contractor fraud, theft

    October 29, 2015 5:32 PM

    BATON ROUGE - The Attorney General’s Office says a Livingston Parish contractor has been arrested for theft, fraud and forgery. 46-year-old James Brewer, of Denham Springs, was taken into custody Tuesday and charged with one count each of felony theft, residential contractor fraud and forgery. He was booked into... more »
  • Livingston Parish school site getting second chance at life Play Video

    October 28, 2015 5:42 PM

    WATSON - Construction has started in Livingston Parish to renovate the old Live Oak High School campus to create a new school in the Watson area. The new Live Oak Junior High will take over the old, run down high school location in the Live Oak community. Contractors are working... more »
  • Livingston Parish outlines plans for BP money Play Video

    October 27, 2015 5:53 PM

    LIVINGSTON - Leaders in Livingston Parish have a plan on how to spend more than a half million dollars from penalties for the BP oil spill. Around $400,000 will go to cleaning debris like fallen trees and large household appliances from waterways in the parish. In all, the money will... more »
  • Livingston Parish residents ready for flooding Play Video

    October 26, 2015 5:46 PM

    KILLIAN - Flood waters threatened several homes in the small Livingston Parish town of Killian after heavy rains over the weekend. However, the people in Killian are used to high water so they have a game plan, according to resident Ronald Falgout. "As the water comes up, when it gets... more »
  • Incumbents ousted in Livingston Parish Play Video

    October 24, 2015 11:28 PM

    LIVINGSTON - There will be a shake up to the Livingston Parish Council after voters decided to oust several incumbents from their seats. Chance Parent, Marshall Harris, Joan Landry, Ricky Goff, and Delos Blackwell will not be returning to the council following defeats Saturday night. Incumbent "Jim" Norred,... more »
  • Some Livingston Parish residents embrace burn ban Play Video

    October 14, 2015 6:23 PM

    LIVINGSTON PARISH - On Tuesday afternoon, Parish President Layton Ricks issued a parish-wide burn ban order following a bone-dry stretch of weather that has made portions of the area a veritable tinderbox itching to ignite. While there surely are drawbacks for some, many parish residents see a silver-lining that... more »
  • International company leaving Port Allen for Livingston Parish Play Video

    October 13, 2015 5:21 PM

    WALKER - An international company known for supplying McDonald's restaurants is making a $20 million investment in the city of Walker. Martin-Brower will make the move from its current Port Allen location to Walker within the next year. The company broke ground on its new site inside the Livingston Parish... more »
  • Burn ban in place for Livingston Parish

    October 13, 2015 4:50 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Emergency officials said a burn ban had been put in place Tuesday for Livingston Parish. Brandi Janes, the deputy director of the Livingston Parish Office of Homeland Security and Emergency Preparedness, said the State Fire Marshal recommended they put the ban in place at 4 p.m.... more »
  • Deputies charge man with impersonating officer

    October 7, 2015 3:53 PM

    DENHAM SPRINGS - Sheriff's deputies arrested a Denham Springs man after they said he put lights and sirens on his vehicle and began pulling people over for speeding. Deputies charged 67-year-old Nathaniel Bankston of Denham Springs with impersonating a peace officer and drug possession after his arrest Monday. ... more »
  • One person killed in Highway 16 wreck

    October 2, 2015 2:20 PM

    DENHAM SPRINGS - State police closed part of Highway 16 in northern Livingston Parish after a deadly wreck just after noon Friday. Authorities said one person was killed and two people were injured in the wreck. It happened around 12:35 p.m. at 37742 Highway 16, north of Watson. ... more »
  • More than a dozen accused of dealing drugs in Livingston Parish Play Video

    October 1, 2015 4:12 PM

    DENHAM SPRINGS - Authorities arrested more than a dozen people in Livingston Parish as part of a drug roundup Thursday morning, and said they could be back for more. Sheriff Jason Ard said deputies with the LPSO Narcotics Division targeted people selling and distributing drugs as part of "Operation:... more »
  • Stinky smell causes uproar after dumping in Holden Play Video

    September 29, 2015 6:48 PM

    HOLDEN - Some people say a nasty odor is keeping them from enjoying the outdoors in Livingston Parish. The residents in Holden say the smell is coming from piles of something dumped by a company named Darpro. Darpro turns used cooking grease and oil into diesel and says it is... more »
  • Clerk's scandal the talk of town Play Video

    September 25, 2015 6:27 PM

    PORT VINCENT - A former clerk's arrest and accused theft of more than $16,000 is the talk of town Friday in the Village of Port Vincent. Brandi Deaton faces charges of felony theft, injuring public records and malfeasance in office after investigators said she stole thousands of dollars from Port... more »
  • Council approves splitting money between current, future road projects Play Video

    September 24, 2015 6:12 PM

    LIVINGSTON - The parish council approved a deal to split a pot of money between road construction and right-of-way acquisition. At a council meeting Thursday, the group approved putting $750,000 toward existing road work. Another $250,000 will be spent to buy land for a possible extension of Juban Road.... more »
  • Hungarian Settlement Museum renovation moving along Play Video

    September 21, 2015 5:43 PM

    ALBANY - The Hungarian Settlement Museum near Albany in Livingston Parish will get a large chunk of money to continue renovations of an old school building. Right now, Alex and Royanne Kropog's house stores some items that detail the history of the Hungarian Settlement between Springfield and Albany. The couple... more »
  • 911 call details brutal feticide attack Play Video

    September 18, 2015 5:48 PM

    LIVINGSTON - A 911 call details a horrific attack that rocked the Walker community in Livingston Parish nearly three years ago. Jeffrey Reynolds took a plea deal for a 20-year sentence Thursday after he brutally attacked his wife Paula in October 2012. For the most part, you can't make out... more »
  • Three accused of joyriding, damaging bulldozers

    September 14, 2015 1:57 PM

    LIVINGSTON - Sheriff's deputies accused three men of damaging heavy equipment while joy-riding the machines through a work site off Black Mud Road in Livingston last week. Livingston Parish Sheriff Jason Ard said deputies arrested 22-year-old Cody McLin of Albany, 29-year-old James Henson of Walker and 20-year-old Dustin Olinde... more »
  • Springfield mayor resigns after plea deal, could come back Play Video

    September 11, 2015 6:36 PM

    SPRINGFIELD - The mayor of Springfield in Livingston parish is on his way out of office, but that may not be the last time people see him working for the town. Mayor Charles Martin will resign Sunday after getting caught in a DWI cover-up investigation. In 2011, investigators say Martin... more »
  • Livingston Parish heading toward population boom Play Video

    September 10, 2015 4:52 PM

    SATSUMA - Touted as one of the state's fastest growing parishes, experts expect Livingston Parish's growth rate to explode. Thursday, the Livingston Board of Realtors presented its first ever forecast for the parish. The forecast projects the parish's population to grow by around 90,000 in the next 15 years to... more »
  • John Schneider Studios Play Video

    September 9, 2015 11:09 AM

    BATON ROUGE- John Schneider Studios has made a home in Livingston Parish, but it's definitely not your standard movie studio with green screens and bright lights. News 2's Kylie Dixon took got the chance to take a tour of the property with Bo Duke himself, and got to see... more »
  • Teen indicted after shooting with Livingston Parish deputies Play Video

    September 1, 2015 5:45 PM

    LIVINGSTON - A Livingston Parish grand jury settled on a lesser charge Tuesday for a teen who was shot by deputies after answering the door with a shotgun in April. Investigators with Louisiana State Police say 19-year-old Matthew Peyronnin aimed a shotgun at Livingston Parish Sheriff's deputies who were responding... more »
  • I-12 expansion nearly finished Play Video

    August 28, 2015 5:50 PM

    WALKER - Expansion work on Interstate 12 in Walker should be finished by October, according to the Department of Transportation and Development. The $26.5 million expansion started last year and will bring I-12 from four lanes to six lanes from Walker to nearly Satsuma. For motorists in Livingston Parish going... more »
  • Livingston Parish road work may get more money Play Video

    August 26, 2015 5:56 PM

    LIVINGSTON - Livingston Parish President Layton Ricks plans to ask the parish council to add another $1 million to the overlay project Thursday. Ricks says the extra money was generated through the parish's sales tax that is dedicated to road work and the parish jail. The $1 million would possibly... more »
  • Police department expansion a 'huge improvement' Play Video

    August 25, 2015 5:38 PM

    KILLIAN - A major upgrade is on the way for the Killian Police Department in Livingston Parish. Right now the department is without an interrogation room, and its evidence locker is in the same room as the department's toilet. Killian Police Chief Dennis Hill says first responders started brainstorming an... more »
  • School roof repair finished under the wire Play Video

    August 24, 2015 5:35 PM

    DENHAM SPRINGS - The Livingston Parish School System used a loophole to get emergency repairs done to fix a roof on the cafeteria at Gray's Creek Elementary School. The school board suspended the public bid law to get $200,000 worth of repairs done before school started. Every summer the... more »
  • Father arrested on attempted murder charge

    August 21, 2015 1:56 PM

    ALBANY – Sheriff's deputies in Livingston Parish said they charged a Tickfaw man with attempted murder after he was accused of shooting his son multiple times Thursday night. Deputies were dispatched to an undeveloped subdivision off of Highway 442 in reference to reports of a shooting. At the scene,... more »
  • Walker breaks ground as city continues to grow Play Video

    August 20, 2015 6:00 PM

    WALKER - The city of Walker and developers broke ground on a $17 million apartment complex Thursday as the city continues to grow. The complex will feature 168 apartments on the corner of Highway 447 and Travis Street. Walker has now seen around $60 million of new construction over the... more »
  • Sewer pump station needs fixes regularly Play Video

    August 18, 2015 6:29 PM

    WATSON - Leaking sewer pumps and noise are causing headaches for a handful of people in Livingston Parish who live on Cedar Ridge Court in Watson. Two pumps are right in between two houses, and residents in those homes are tired of the problems. "It's very obnoxious. It vibrates the... more »
  • Residents fighting recycling company, parish can't stop it Play Video

    August 14, 2015 6:03 PM

    DENHAM SPRINGS - People in one subdivision in Livingston Parish don't plan on throwing a welcoming party when a recycling company moves next door. Residents in the Gray Creek subdivision near Denham Springs support the industrial business but don't want it in their backyard. Eastside Recycling plans to move from... more »
  • New football turf going down at Walker High Play Video

    August 11, 2015 4:12 PM

    WALKER - The talk of town in Walker is all about the new football turf being installed at Walker High School. Walker football coach Brandon Lawley says the bright green turf caught the eye of most students Monday morning. "It's the buzz in the air between the players, students and... more »
  • Holden man arrested after stabbing own father

    August 9, 2015 1:50 PM

    HOLDEN, La. - The Livingston Parish Sheriff's Office responded to a stabbing Saturday night. "Upon arrival, deputies secured the scene. A suspect was placed into custody and life-saving measures were administered to the victim," Sheriff Jason Ard said. "The victim suffered from a stab wound to the chest area."... more »
  • Land donated to use for new school in Denham Springs

    August 6, 2015 11:23 PM

    LIVINGSTON - The parish school board accepted a donation of 16-acres of land to be used as a future elementary or middle school campus at its meeting Thursday night. The property was donated by Lee Foster, a district spokesperson said in a news release. The property is in the... more »
  • Teachers ready to start school Friday in Livingston Parish Play Video

    August 6, 2015 6:06 PM

    DENHAM SPRINGS - Teachers at Denham Springs Junior High in Livingston Parish spent Thursday getting ready for the first day of the new school year. After prepping classrooms throughout the summer, English teacher Tammy McAnally says teachers can't wait for students to come back Friday. "Oh it's so exciting," she... more »
  • School buses ready to roll this week Play Video

    August 5, 2015 6:12 PM

    LIVINGSTON - Mechanics for the Livingston Parish School system are gearing up school buses for the start of another school year. With more than 300 buses to maintain, the handful of mechanics stay busy making repairs and keeping buses on the road. The mechanics say the most common issues deal... more »
  • Construction underway for Springfield water system Play Video

    August 3, 2015 4:41 PM

    SPRINGFIELD - Springfield, the oldest town in Livingston Parish, has started construction on its own water system. The current water system run by French Settlement Water Company does not reach all 500 residents in Springfield. The people who are left out rely on wells to get water. Some residents in... more »
  • Lower Amite River plagued with shallow, stagnant water Play Video

    July 29, 2015 6:30 PM

    MAUREPAS - The Amite River Basin Commission is getting the ball rolling to solve water quality problems on the lower Amite River. Amite River Basin Commission Executive Director Dietmar Rietschier says the lower Amite River is not getting enough flow past the Diversion Canal. The water is too shallow along... more »
  • LPSO: Holden man arrested after firing shotgun during dispute

    July 28, 2015 6:25 PM

    HOLDEN - Sheriff's deputies in Livingston Parish announced a man accused of injuring a person with a shotgun during a domestic disturbance turned himself into authorities Monday night. Investigators say 54-year-old Melvin Graham fired a 20-gauge shotgun onto the asphalt roadway in front of his Holden residence Monday night,... more »
  • Walker Animal Shelter getting huge makeover Play Video

    July 28, 2015 5:01 PM

    WALKER - The city of Walker in Livingston Parish is spending $150,000 to improve its animal shelter. With a passion for animals, Walker leaders have already purchased a new animal control truck, improved ventilation and built a new treatment room. Walker Mayor Rick Ramsey says the city plans to build... more »
  • Voters will decide on fire protection fee renewal Play Video

    July 23, 2015 6:22 PM

    WATSON - Thursday night the Livingston Parish Council will call for an election to renew a service charge for a fire protection district. The $32 yearly fee generates $713,000 a year for the Livingston Parish Fire Protection District 4. District 4 covers one-third of the parish including Walker, Watson, Port... more »
  • Oil spill cleanup efforts in Denham Springs resumed Tuesday night

    July 21, 2015 12:58 PM

    DENHAM SPRINGS - Officials in Livingston Parish say cleanup efforts following the overturning of a tanker truck that spilled hundreds of gallons of crude oil in Denham Springs Monday morning are still underway, but have been suspended for the rest of Tuesday. Emergency officials in the parish said the... more »
  • Body found in Livingston Parish

    July 20, 2015 4:38 PM

    LIVINGSTON - Sheriff's deputies said they've investigating how a man wound up dead on some property in Livingston Parish. Sheriff Jason Ard said the man's body was found Sunday in an area off La. Highway 63 south of Livingston. Ard said the body was found by a hunter who... more »
  • Teen will survive hit-and-run, driver wanted Play Video

    July 20, 2015 4:31 PM

    ALBANY - A 14-year-old boy is expected to survive after a hit-and-run crash Friday night outside of the town of Albany. The crash happened before 10 p.m. on Louisiana Highway 43 near Highway 40. The boy and another person were walking down the highway when a pickup truck struck... more »
  • Five busted with meth and heroin in Livingston Parish Play Video

    July 16, 2015 4:55 PM

    DENHAM SPRINGS - The Livingston Parish Sheriff's Office arrested five people in Denham Springs during a search warrant stemming from an investigation into illegal drugs. Deputies arrested 31-year-old Joseph "JoJo" Rousseau, 41-year-old Jeremy Austin Hebert and 38-year-old Eric Byrd Jr. at a house on Wisteria Street Tuesday. A press... more »

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