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  • Livingston Parish school expanding cafeteria, classrooms check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    May 14, 2015 6:18 PM

    DENHAM SPRINGS - Bids opened Thursday on the expansion of an elementary school in Livingston Parish. Southside Elementary School in Denham Springs will get an additional building on its campus that will bring in a new cafeteria and five new classrooms. The school's current cafeteria will be transformed into... more »
  • Wildlife and Fisheries agents save drowning toddler check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    May 13, 2015 6:46 PM

    LIVINGSTON PARISH - Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries agents were on regular patrol near the Amite River Diversion Canal in Livingston Parish when they happened across the chance to to save a life. The attention of the LDWF agents was grabbed when they heard a woman beckoning for... more »
  • Family-friendly lifestyle ruined after obscenity complaint check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    May 11, 2015 10:44 PM

    DENHAM SPRINGS - The Livingston Parish Sheriff's Office is investigating an obscenity complaint in the Pecan Creek subdivision, off Dunn Road. Around 3:00 Sunday afternoon, an unidentified man asked two teenage females for directions. During the conversation, the man began unbuttoning his pants and exposed himself to the girls.... more »
  • Livingston Parish cracking down on jury duty skippers check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    May 6, 2015 5:10 PM

    LIVINGSTON - A handful of residents were found in contempt of court Wednesday after a judge in Livingston Parish cracked down on people skipping jury duty. Judge Robert Morrison of the 21st Judicial District says the parish started to send sheriff's deputies to hand-serve jury duty subpoenas this year,... more »
  • Ex-girlfriend says teen in officer-involved shooting was suicidal

    May 5, 2015 11:19 AM

    LIVINGSTON - The attorney of a 19-year-old now charged with attempted second-degree murder of a police officer says the teen didn't call 911, and his family confirms he didn't know why deputies were outside of his house. "What's important is that he didn't call 911. He didn't know the... more »
  • Residents relieved about fire tax renewal

    May 3, 2015 7:51 PM

    HOLDEN - Residents in Livingston made it clear that they want to keep their fire department running after voters chose to renew a 11.1 millage tax for another ten years. A whopping ninety-two percent of residents in Holden approved the tax on Saturday in order to save their District... more »
  • LSP: Deputies shot armed teen during confrontation check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    April 29, 2015 1:15 PM

    FRENCH SETTLEMENT - Louisiana State Police said they're investigating an officer-involved shooting in Livingston Parish where a teen was shot multiple times after authorities said he pointed a gun at them. Lt. J. B. Slaton said 19-year-old Matthew Peyronnin is in stable condition at a Baton Rouge hospital. ... more »
  • 21-year-old dies in Livingston two vehicle crash

    April 25, 2015 1:44 PM

    PORT VINCENT - State police say a 21-year-old woman died in a two vehicle crash on LA Hwy 42 east of LA Hwy 16 in Livingston Parish. Troopers say Alyssa Swain died Friday afternoon after she lost control of her car and crashed into an oncoming truck belonging to... more »
  • Contractors making progress on Livingston Parish roads check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    April 24, 2015 6:05 PM

    ALBANY - After a long wait road paving is underway for Livingston Parish's overlay project, which tackles 40 of the parish's worst roads. Crews continued laying asphalt on several streets in Albany Friday. They've made strides in the past few weeks. "It's something they need to keep doing... more »
  • Judge considers dismissing charges against Gustav contractor

    April 21, 2015 10:34 AM

    LIVINGSTON - A state court judge said she will decide next week whether to throw out the criminal charges or suppress evidence against former Livingston Parish contractor Corey delaHoussaye. DelaHoussaye faces 59 counts of falsifying public records and theft for allegedly overbilling Livingston Parish for wetlands mitigation work after Hurricane... more »
  • Livingston schools getting word out for tax renewal check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    April 15, 2015 4:44 PM

    LIVINGSTON - Livingston Parish Public Schools plan to be proactive to get voters to approve a tax renewal set for the May 2 ballot. Schools in the parish will send students home with fliers to get parents to vote for the tax. The school system will also make phone... more »
  • Man arrested in suspicious death investigation

    April 8, 2015 6:27 PM

    LIVINGSTON - Authorities said a Livingston Parish man was arrested Wednesday night in a suspicious death investigation. Livingston Police and the Livingston Parish Sheriff's Office said Joseph A. Wilson was arrested for obstruction in connection with the death of 55-year-old Stacey Smith. Investigators said Smith was found dead... more »
  • LPSO: Woman in custody after shooting man

    April 3, 2015 1:24 PM

    WALKER - Sheriff's deputies said a Livingston Parish woman is in custody after investigators said she shot a man Friday morning. Deputies said the shooting happened at 26229 Walker South Road around 11 a.m. When they got on scene, deputies said they learned the woman shot the male victim... more »
  • Body found along Livingston Parish road

    April 2, 2015 11:45 AM

    BATON ROUGE - Sheriff's deputies said they're investigating a body which was found along a Livingston Parish road Thursday morning. The sheriff's office said the body of a man was found mid-morning along Highway 16 in the parish. Deputies said it's not immediately clear how the man died.... more »
  • Town of Springfield getting new water system

    March 27, 2015 4:11 PM

    SPRINGFIELD - The town of Springfield in Livingston Parish plans to create its own water system for its 500 residents. Mayor Charles Martin says the town has never owned its own water system. The current one is run by French Settlement Water Company, and it doesn't reach all 175... more »
  • Walker High set for field turf and track upgrades check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    March 19, 2015 5:29 PM

    WALKER - Excitement at Walker High School in Livingston Parish is growing as plans for a new turf field and brand new outdoor track are finalized. "I mean they're going to come out here and see it, and I mean it's an eye catcher," said Walker Football Head Coach... more »
  • Aerial mapping program coming to Livingston Parish check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    March 18, 2015 3:56 PM

    DENHAM SPRINGS - Livingston Parish Assessor Jeff Taylor showed off a new parish-wide mapping system to parish leaders, realtors and law enforcement Wednesday. The program will be public for anyone to use, but parish entities will benefit from the mapping system. It could provide an easier way to make... more »
  • Experts: Weather helping mosquitoes in Livingston Parish check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    March 13, 2015 5:11 PM

    WALKER - Livingston Parish residents have mixed feelings about the future of mosquitoes in the parish with no mosquito control in the area. Voters shot down a property tax twice last year that would have kept the program alive. Instead, mosquito abatement closed its doors in late October and... more »
  • Worried about 'bad timing,' Walker council skips de-annexation talk

    March 9, 2015 9:26 PM

    WALKER - The city council did not talk about de-annexing areas of the city Monday night, since the item was pulled from the council agenda. Councilman Tracy Girlinghouse said he was concerned about bad timing since there is an ongoing fight over annexation in the next two city limits.... more »
  • Walker aiming to de-annex section of I-12 check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    March 5, 2015 4:36 PM

    WALKER - Leaders in the city of Walker want to de-annex a section of Interstate 12 to help out the city's police force. Mayor Rick Ramsey says Walker annexed the interstate toward the Satsuma community 15 years ago. He now says it's time to get rid of the headaches... more »
  • Historic French Settlement school building getting new roof

    March 5, 2015 3:11 PM

    FRENCH SETTLEMENT - A school building at French Settlement High School in Livingston Parish with a rich history is set for a new roof. Despite the building's flaws, people in the French Settlement community hold it close to their hearts. School librarian Connie McNabb went to school at French... more »
  • Teen, homeowner arrested after Walker home invasion check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    March 2, 2015 2:02 PM

    WALKER - Sheriff's deputies in Livingston Parish said they arrested two men and recovered stolen property during the investigation of a home invasion that happened at a home on Walker South Road Sunday. Benjamin Jarreau, 17, of Gonzales is charged with illegal use of a weapon, illegal possession of... more »
  • Judge finds no probable cause in delaHoussaye case

    February 23, 2015 7:52 PM

    LIVINGSTON - A judge found no probable cause in the case against former Livingston Parish contractor Corey delaHoussaye Monday. On his way out of the courthouse, District Attorney Scott Perrilloux had choice words for the judge. "Just because they wear black robes doesn't mean they're always right," he... more »
  • Missing teen from Livingston Parish found in Indiana

    February 17, 2015 4:09 PM

    BATON ROUGE - A missing 15-year-old was found some 950 miles from home late Tuesday, a few hours after the Louisiana State Police asked for the public's help locating her. Nicole Burns was reported missing earlier in the day. Investigators believed she was taken to South Bend, Indiana, by... more »
  • Satsuma opposition plans to file lawsuit check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    February 16, 2015 4:09 PM

    SATSUMA - Opponents of a plan to incorporate Satsuma said they will take their fight to court this week. An attorney representing people opposed to the incorporation plans to file a lawsuit this week in the 21st Judicial District Court. Residents are scheduled to vote on March 28 whether... more »
  • Officials having second thoughts about paying contractor

    February 16, 2015 10:52 AM

    LIVINGSTON - Some Livingston Parish Council members are having second thoughts about paying a former parish contractor Corey delaHoussaye is accused of going to a Mardi Gras parade, working out at the gym and playing golf during hours he claimed to be working for the parish after Hurricane Gustav. DelaHoussaye... more »
  • LPSO: 18 cartons of cigarettes stolen in Albany

    February 13, 2015 1:25 PM

    ALBANY - Sheriff's deputies in Livingston Parish are looking for two men wanted in connection with a convenience store cigarette carton caper that happened in Albany late last month. Detectives said the theft took place at the Big River Shell convenience store on Highway 43 at around 7 p.m.... more »
  • Parish-wide animal control considered in Livingston check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    February 12, 2015 4:17 PM

    LIVINGSTON - The Livingston Parish Council will discuss the need for parish-wide animal control at its council meeting Thursday. Right now in the parish, animal control only exists in the city limits of Denham Springs, Walker and within the town of Livingston. Parish Councilman Ricky Goff wants to find... more »
  • Man arrested for kidnapping now faces rape charges

    February 10, 2015 12:08 PM

    DENHAM SPRINGS - A man accused of a January aggravated kidnapping in Livingston Parish now faces an additional charge of aggravated rape, according to the Livingston Parish Sheriff's Office. The new charge will be added to the charges from Jan. 24 of aggravated kidnapping, aggravated kidnapping of a child... more »
  • Hayden hearing pushed back to May check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    February 9, 2015 3:04 PM

    DENHAM SPRINGS - A motions hearing in Livingston Parish over rape charges against former reality TV show star Will Hayden was pushed back Monday to May. Attorneys for the former "Sons of Guns" star said with similar charges going to trial in East Baton Rouge Parish, they needed a... more »
  • LSP: Man in deputy-involved shooting shot himself

    February 6, 2015 12:24 PM

    DENHAM SPRINGS - Louisiana State Police said Friday coroners determined a man who died in a deputy-involved domestic shooting this week took his own life. Trooper Jared Sandifer said the coroner's report found Sidney Averett was shot three times on Feb. 3. Two shots were to his extremeties and... more »
  • High schoolers learn how to answer 911 calls check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    February 5, 2015 4:05 PM

    SATSUMA - A handful of high school students are getting hands-on experience in courtrooms, jails and 911 call centers in Livingston Parish. When someone dials 911 every second counts to save a life. That's what the high schoolers are learning while listening in on real 911 calls through a... more »
  • 15 students hurt after bus, car head-on wreck check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    February 3, 2015 9:03 AM

    DENHAM SPRINGS - Sheriff's deputies said a head-on collision between a car and a school bus sent more than a dozen people to the hospital Tuesday morning in Livingston Parish. Deputies said it happened around 8 a.m. on Brown Road and Brandon Street near Denham Springs. They said 15... more »
  • Beloved restaurant closes doors for good check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    February 1, 2015 11:04 AM

    BATON ROUGE - It was a bittersweet day as Val's Marina closed it doors for good Saturday after the land was bought out by Livingston Parish to help ease flood insurance rates. It's been open for nearly 60 years in Maurepas, and the restaurant is known for its tasty... more »
  • 40 Livingston Parish roads getting overhauled check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    January 30, 2015 4:32 PM

    DENHAM SPRINGS - Forty of Livingston Parish's worst roads will be overhauled soon after the parish council awards a contract for the lowest bid. R.J. Daigle & Sons of Gonzales is expected to be awarded the contract at the parish council meeting on Feb. 12. The company submitted the... more »
  • Livingston deputies to hold sobriety checkpoint

    January 30, 2015 10:33 AM

    LIVINGSTON - Sheriff's deputies in Livingston Parish reported their plans to conduct a sobriety checkpoint in the parish on Saturday, Jan. 31 in an effort to protect citizens from the threat of those who choose to drink and get behind the wheel. Specifics about the checkpoint location or the... more »
  • Deputy who foiled kidnapping: 'We just do what we are supposed to do' check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    January 29, 2015 10:26 PM

    GREENSBURG - In an exclusive interview with WBRZ News 2 Thursday, a deputy recounted the moments of last weekend when he foiled a kidnapping involving a mother and her two-year-old child. Livingston Parish Sheriff's deputies released details of the incident, which began in Watson and wound through Tangipahoa and... more »
  • Man booked in abduction of mother, 2-year-old

    January 29, 2015 3:24 PM

    DENHAM SPRINGS- Deputies arrested a man, accused of kidnapping a woman and her 2 year-old, then leading deputies on a high speed chase Saturday. Details of the arrest were released Thursday. Livingston Parish Sheriff's deputies reported that the St. Helena Parish Sheriff's Office said Charles Smith abducted the... more »
  • Man accused of feticide wishes ex-wife happy birthday check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    January 29, 2015 3:01 PM

    LIVINGSTON - A man who is accused of cutting his unborn child from his wife's body learned in court that his trial will begin in September. The man also had a special message for his ex-wife who allegedly tried to kill. "I also want to wish my wife... ex-wife... more »
  • Council proposes lower tax for health unit Play Video

    January 22, 2015 4:25 PM

    LIVINGSTON - The parish council approved a 2.5 mill tax renewal for the parish health unit Thursday night in a second attempt at getting the renewal approved by voters. In November, voters denied the original, 5 mill renewal. The change means, if passed, the average homeowner would pay... more »
  • Former 'Sons of Guns' star pleads not guilty in Livingston Parish

    January 15, 2015 2:24 PM

    LIVINGSTON- A former reality TV star has made his plea in a Livingston Parish courtroom. William Hayden pleaded "not guilty" to the rape charges he is facing there. The charges are connected to his arrest, where he's accused of sexually abusing an eleven year-old, and suspected attacks against... more »
  • LP shelters looking for 'good voodoo' for rescue animals check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    January 15, 2015 7:28 AM

    DENHAM SPRINGS - Several shelters in Livingston Parish are joining forces this weekend for Pet Fest. We were joined by author Michelle Hirstius this morning on 2une In with all the details. The Pet Fest is Saturday from 10 a.m. - 2 p.m. at the Livingston Parish Animal Shelter... more »
  • I-12 finally reopens early Tuesday morning

    January 12, 2015 10:33 AM

    WALKER - I-12 closed shortly after 10 p.m. Monday for the second time to allow crews to continue their attempts to clear a wrecked semi from the side of the Interstate. All westbound lanes between Satsuma and Walker were closed overnight. Traffic was diverted off I-12 at the Livingston/La.... more »
  • Livingston Parish teachers aiming for engaging classes check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    January 9, 2015 3:35 PM

    WALKER - After cracking the top 10 districts in education this school year, Livingston Parish Public Schools are looking for even more ways to get better. All middle school teachers in the parish met with some of the nation's top educators Friday. With each lecture the teachers learned how... more »
  • Both sides gearing up for Satsuma incorporation vote check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    January 2, 2015 5:10 PM

    SATSUMA - With the possible incorporation of one small community in Livingston Parish set for a special election in March, both sides of the issue plan to meet with residents to sway votes. Organizers of the group "Save Satsuma" want to incorporate to keep the rural community of Satsuma... more »
  • Livingston Parish deputies to hold sobriety checkpoint

    December 26, 2014 11:36 AM

    LIVINGSTON PARISH - Sheriff's deputies in Livingston Parish said a sobriety checkpoint will be conducted in the parish on Saturday as part of an intensive error to crack down on drunken driving during the holiday season. Specifics about the location or active hours of the Dec. 27 checkpoint were... more »
  • Rape victims say police treated them poorly check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    December 22, 2014 4:13 PM

    DENHAM SPRINGS - Two women in Denham Springs said they were treated poorly by police after they were raped by a group of men Saturday night. The women said the night was supposed to be a date, but it ended horrifically when they were taken to an empty house... more »
  • Child porn suspect given $51M bond

    December 17, 2014 6:45 PM

    DENHAM SPRINGS - An arrest in Livingston Parish led a judge to issue a staggering multi-million dollar bond for the man accused of possessing and distributing hundreds of items of child porn. The Louisiana Attorney General's Office said a joint investigation led them to charge Brian Schaller of Denham... more »
  • Livingston school has one-of-a-kind class check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    December 12, 2014 4:26 PM

    LIVINGSTON - There's a one-of-a-kind class in a Livingston Parish school that has students landing jobs right after graduation. Doyle High School in the town of Livingston offers a sheet metal class to get students ready for the real world. The students draw up designs on paper and then... more »
  • Livingston schools need tax renewal Play Video

    December 11, 2014 5:20 PM

    LIVINGSTON - The Livingston Parish school board plans to call a special election in the spring for a tax renewal that pays for maintaining schools. Recently voters in the parish shot down two tax renewals. In the Holden area voters turned down a renewal that would pay for fire... more »
  • Sports complex's future dim after tax fails check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    December 8, 2014 4:10 PM

    WATSON - A sports complex in Livingston Parish will struggle to survive after voters turned down a tax renewal Saturday. The renewal would have lasted ten years and provided $850,000 a year to maintain and improve the Live Oak Sports Complex. People who use the complex say it offers... more »
  • Fix coming for French Settlement water pipe check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    December 4, 2014 4:54 PM

    FRENCH SETTLEMENT - A water company closed a loan Thursday and awarded a contract in order to begin work to replace a problematic pipe in lower Livingston Parish. The French Settlement Water Company says work to install the new pipe should start in the next few weeks. An old,... more »
  • Fire district's future depends on voters check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    December 1, 2014 4:17 PM

    HOLDEN - A fire protection district could shut down in Livingston Parish if voters strike down a tax renewal in Holden. Livingston Parish Fire Protection District 10 Chief Warren Stewart says the district would miss out on $172,000 each year if the tax renewal fails to pass. That's money... more »
  • Man dies in two-vehicle crash

    November 29, 2014 10:40 AM

    ALBANY, La. - Louisiana State Police say a 39-year-old Independence man was killed Thursday in a two-vehicle accident in Livingston Parish. State police have identified the victim as Harold D. Conaster. The crash occurred on Louisiana Highway 40. State police say in a news release that Conaster's pickup truck apparently... more »
  • Stores, shoppers gearing up for Black Friday check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    November 26, 2014 3:50 PM

    DENHAM SPRINGS - Businesses all across the area are stocking shelves getting ready for the mad rush of holiday shoppers. Shoppers in Livingston Parish say it's good to finally shop locally and avoid traffic around Baton Rouge. Before Juban Crossing became a reality many in the parish traveled to... more »
  • Satsuma group frustrated with governor's office check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    November 17, 2014 4:13 PM

    SATSUMA - People who want to incorporate Satsuma into a town are frustrated that their petition has not been acted on despite being certified in August. The group "Save Satsuma" wanted to put the incorporation to a vote on the December 6 ballot, but that won't happen. The petition... more »
  • Mayoral races decided in Denham Springs, Albany

    November 4, 2014 4:32 PM

    DENHAM SPRINGS - Voters decided several local races in Livingston Parish Tuesday night. In Denham Springs, Gerard Landry defeated John Wascom 1779-1668 in that city's mayoral race. In Albany, mayoral candidate Gene Glascock defeated Thomas Dillard Stewart by just six votes, 193-187. Voters will also choose five... more »
  • Drivers identified in hayride Crash

    November 1, 2014 10:28 AM

    WALKER- State police have identified the drivers in Friday's hayride crash that injured 11 kids and one adult. Officials say Ashley Posey, 37, was driving the Honda ATV that was pulling the utility trailer. Victoria Farr, 33, rear ended Posey on LA Hwy 1024 near LA Hwy 447. ... more »
  • Halloween hayride ends in wreck, injuries

    October 31, 2014 10:50 PM

    WALKER - Ten people were injured in a hayride accident Friday night. One person was taken to an area hospital via the Acadian Ambulance medical chopper; others were whisked away via traditional ambulance. The wreck happened near the intersection of Cane Market Road and Spring Lake Drive around 9... more »
  • Infrared equipment will be used to try and locate wanted convict check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    October 9, 2014 9:52 AM

    BATON ROUGE - A large group of law enforcement could search into Friday morning in an attempt to locate a convicted sex offender who has been running from them for days. Overnight Thursday, authorities anticipated using infrared equipment on helicopters to spot Dennis Shampine, 33. Earlier in the... more »
  • Juban Crossing grand opening October 15 check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    October 1, 2014 4:49 PM

    DENHAM SPRINGS - The Juban Crossing development is just two weeks away from its grand opening after years of delays. Belk is set to open October 15 with three other stores opening the last week in October. Several more stores in phase one will open in November. Wednesday... more »
  • Livingston deputies look for credit card scammers

    September 30, 2014 6:11 PM

    LIVINGSTON PARISH - Sheriff's deputies are looking for information on a man and a woman accused of using a cloned credit card information to purchase more than $1,000 in prepaid credit cards at two different locations in Livingston Parish. The suspects entered Dollar General locations at Hwy 190 in... more »
  • I-12 E reopened after wreck with injuries

    September 29, 2014 2:03 PM

    LIVINGSTON - State Police closed a portion of I-12 in Livingston Parish after a wreck with injuries Monday afternoon. Troopers shut down the eastbound lanes of I-12 at mile marker 25, east of the town of Livingston at around 1:30 p.m. LSP reported all lanes of the roadway were... more »

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