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  • LPSO: Deputy shot, killed armed man

    August 27, 2014 6:35 PM

    ALBANY - Sheriff's deputies in Livingston Parish shot and killed an armed man Wednesday afternoon, according to the LPSO. A sheriff's office spokesperson said the officer-involved shooting happened just after 3 p.m. in the 31000 block of Old Baton Rouge Highway. Deputies said they were called to the... more »
  • Livingston Parish set to tackle blighted properties Play Video

    August 26, 2014 3:11 PM

    DENHAM SPRINGS - Livingston Parish plans to tear down blighted properties outside of city limits for the first time ever. Blighted properties like a burned house on East Lakeside Drive put a black eye on subdivisions around Livingston Parish. That's why neighbors want the abandoned properties to be torn... more »
  • Schools growing in Livingston Parish Play Video

    August 13, 2014 9:32 AM

    LIVINGSTON - Livingston Parish Superintendent John Watson visited 2une In this morning to discuss the start of the school year. Schools there are approaching record enrollment this year. Nearly 26,000 students have enrolled so far, and Watson expects to surpass that total when all is said and done. ... more »
  • 3 arrested in Livingston car break ins, SUV theft

    August 7, 2014 10:55 AM

    BATON ROUGE - Three people accused of stealing an SUV and breaking into more than 30 cars in two Denham Springs subdivisions last month were arrested after a joint investigation by sheriff's deputies in Livingston and East Baton Rouge Parishes. The Livingston Parish Sheriff's Office was contacted on July... more »
  • Satsuma incorporation heading to a vote Play Video

    August 5, 2014 3:18 PM

    SATSUMA - A group of residents collected enough signatures on a petition to put the incorporation of Satsuma to a vote. The Livingston Parish Registrar of Voters verified more than enough signatures Monday. The group needed to collect 256 signatures of the 1,023 registered voters in the area. Some... more »
  • Livingston Parish focused on Juban Crossing jobs Play Video

    July 28, 2014 5:07 PM

    DENHAM SPRINGS - With the Juban Crossing retail development nearing its grand opening, Livingston Parish is setting its sights on the jobs it will create for parish residents. The $350 million development includes 400,000 square feet of leased space so far. The retail center is set to open phase... more »
  • 2 arrested for pawning stolen items

    July 18, 2014 6:50 PM

    WALKER - Two people are arrested on theft charges. The arrests are the result of an investigation involving multiple complaints of theft in a neighborhood in Walker in mid June. Police say John King, 22, and his girlfriend, Lauren Howze, 21, are responsible for stealing a number of power... more »
  • John Schneider revs up Livingston movie studio Play Video

    July 10, 2014 4:50 PM

    HOLDEN - A television and movie star plans to produce more than a dozen movies in the heart of Livingston Parish. John Schneider, best known for his role as Bo Duke on "The Dukes of Hazzard," started a movie studio in Holden named John Schneider Studios. "I never... more »
  • Mosquito control forced to make cuts despite cases of West Nile

    July 8, 2014 10:45 PM

    LIVINGSTON - Mosquito control is cutting back since funds are running out despite three cases of West Nile in the parish. Voters vetoed a $3 million property tax in October to keep spraying the parish. Funds could be gone by next year. Jeanine Tessmer, the Mosquito Abatement Director,... more »
  • Neighbors argue over donkey, horse living in neighborhood Play Video

    July 2, 2014 9:49 PM

    DENHAM SPRINGS - A neighborhood feud escalated into verbal threats which were captured by a WBRZ news crew filming a story Wednesday. The issue is over a horse and donkey kept behind a home in the Meadow Wood Park subdivision. Neighbors complained about the issue, and the animals' owner... more »
  • Woman killed in boating accident

    July 1, 2014 9:31 PM

    KILLIAN - A boating trip ended deadly for a couple in Livingston Parish. Wildlife and Fisheries agents say a couple may have hit a tree while boating on the Amite River Tuesday night. It happened about one mile south of Pete's Landing. The woman died from her injuries.... more »
  • Teen accused of lighting house on fire after fight

    July 1, 2014 3:17 PM

    WALKER - Authorities arrested a Livingston Parish teen after they said he set fire to his aunt's house in Walker. Deputies charged Benjamin Fontenot, 19, with aggravated arson in connection with the Tuesday morning fire. Investigators said Fontenot had a fight with his aunt, who owned the home,... more »
  • Ricks: FEMA arbitration 'detrimental' for the parish Play Video

    June 30, 2014 4:15 PM

    LIVINGSTON - Parish President Layton Ricks said he disagreed with an arbitration panel's decision which left Livingston Parish on the hook for nearly $60 million in Hurricane Gustav cleanup costs. Ricks told News 2 the decision "could be detrimental for the parish," and said he did not know how... more »
  • Livingston Parish gets nothing for hurricane cleanup

    June 30, 2014 12:07 PM

    LIVINGSTON - Parish leaders said they will not receive any of the nearly $60 million spent on Hurricane Gustav cleanup after arbitration with FEMA ended this past weekend. Parish President Layton Ricks expressed disappointment over the result as he said it "came back zeroes across the board" on Livingston... more »
  • Bodies of tubers found on Amite River, identified

    June 22, 2014 5:52 PM

    WATSON - Two bodies were found in the Amite River after Livingston Parish deputies say they drowned. Deputies say Joshua Brantley, 26, and Philip White, 26, were tubing when they went missing on the Upper Amite in the Watson area. They were with a group of about 10 of... more »
  • Baton Rouge area home sales rebound in May

    June 18, 2014 5:55 AM

    BATON ROUGE - Home sales in metro Baton Rouge increased by 8.9 percent in May, rebounding after a sales drop in March and sluggish growth in April. According to figures released Tuesday by the Greater Baton Rouge Association of Realtors, there were 910 home sales that closed in May in... more »
  • Sheriff: Children may have witnessed mother's death Play Video

    June 17, 2014 12:16 PM

    DENHAM SPRINGS - Sheriff Jason Ard said some or all of a Livingston Parish woman's three young children may have witnessed her being beaten to death by her boyfriend overnight. Deputies arrested Jerry Pinestraw Jr., 37, on suspicion of killing Nicole Ozment, 29, at their Denham Springs residence. ... more »
  • Community fights commercialization with incorporation

    June 16, 2014 10:30 PM

    SATSUMA - A group in Livingston Parish wants to incorporate a small community because of too much commercial growth in the area. "We don't want the area to grow. We want it to stay the way it's always been," Save Satsuma organizer H. L. Arledge said. The incorporation... more »
  • Police: Woman seen with dog was helping it

    June 16, 2014 2:51 PM

    WALKER - Police investigating a case of possible dog dumping in Walker said they found out a woman seen in surveillance video was actually trying to help the dog out. A Livingston Parish pet rescue group posted surveillance photos recently of a woman seen dropping a dog off behind... more »
  • Suspects arrested in tire slashing case

    June 13, 2014 4:07 PM

    WALKER - Detectives from the Livingston Parish Sheriff's Office arrested four suspects after investigating slashed tires in the Oak Forest Estates Mobile Home Park. Police believe that the two incidents happened on June 3 and June 10 during early morning hours. Detectives arrested two juveniles as well as... more »
  • Month-long investigation leads to steroid bust

    June 13, 2014 3:38 PM

    WALKER - Narcotics agents in Livingston Parish said a month-long investigation led to one arrest and the seizure of a large amount of illegal steroids on Wednesday. Todd Rouse, 41, was arrested after Walker Police searched his residence on Peggy Drive in Walker and found powdered testosterone and steroids... more »
  • Livingston Parish adopts priority road list Play Video

    June 12, 2014 10:38 PM

    LIVINGSTON PARISH - A list of 61 roads, or sections of roads, are on a list ready for redevelopment after a meeting Thursday night where the Livingston Parish Council adopted a priority road list. The first half of this list, 29 roads, are already funded and will cost the... more »
  • Parents want refunds after flag football league fumbles Play Video

    June 11, 2014 10:57 PM

    WALKER - Parents are screaming; they want the money they paid to a flag football league organizer returned since the season has been postponed two months. The Baton Rouge Athletic Initiative Network was set to kickoff in March in Livingston Parish. But, kids did not start playing until June... more »
  • Waterways to remain closed in Ascension, Livingston parishes

    June 3, 2014 4:15 PM

    GONZALES - Ascension Parish President Tommy Martinez said on Tuesday that officials from Ascension, St. James, and Livingston parishes have agreed to extend the closure of all inland waterways to recreational boating traffic. The inland waterways, closed to reactional traffic after last week's flooding, include the Amite River, Diversion... more »
  • Assumption Parish declares "No Wake" zones

    May 30, 2014 11:18 AM

    ASSUMPTION - Assumption Parish has issued an emergency declaration for "No Wake" zones due to high water. The following areas are included: Bayou Corne, Pierre Part Bay, Bayou Drive Elevation Bridge, Belle River, 4-Mile Bayou, Bayou Gannevail, Bayou Crab, Bayou Tranquille, Lake Verret Park Estates Canal, T-Bayou, Pierre Part... more »
  • Waterways closed in Livingston, Ascension parishes

    May 29, 2014 1:49 PM

    LIVINGSTON - All waterways in Livingston Parish and some in Ascension Parish have been ordered to close, effective 4 p.m. Thursday afternoon. Livingston Parish President Layton Ricks said all waterways in their parish would be closed until further notice due to high waters. Ascension Parish OHSEP Director Rick... more »
  • FEMA, Livingston debris money talks wrap in Washington

    May 23, 2014 10:48 PM

    LIVINGSTON- Parish leaders could know this weekend when an arbitration board will make a decision on Hurricane Gustav clean up costs the parish is fighting FEMA to reimburse . Government officials, including the parish president, met with the federal government in Washington, D.C. this week for an arbitration meeting.... more »
  • Engineers to talk about Pete's Highway exit today

    May 21, 2014 10:42 PM

    DENHAM SPRINGS- Thursday, state traffic leaders will discuss the possibility of adding a new exit and interchange to I-12. Engineers will display drawings for changes to I-12 at Pete's Highway. Adding an exit there could help ease congestion on Range Avenue. Other routes are being discussed. A population... more »
  • Collector's cars recovered in Livingston Parish Play Video

    May 14, 2014 2:26 PM

    WALKER - Deputies accused two Livingston Parish men recently of stealing a pair of classic cars and wrecking one of them. Sheriff's deputies arrested Royal Rhodus, 22, and Beaux Melancon, 23, on May 7 and accused them of stealing a pair of classic Corvettes from a Walker showroom. ... more »
  • Deputies: Murder suspect arrested

    May 11, 2014 10:37 AM

    DENHAM SPRINGS - Deputies say they have a suspect in custody from Saturday's murder in Livingston Parish. The Livingston Parish Sheriff's office sent out a tweet Sunday morning saying Jason Wesley Holcombe, 24, was arrested without incident in Denham Springs. Officials believe Holcombe shot and killed a one... more »
  • Deputies: Man armed and dangerous on the run in Livingston Parish

    May 10, 2014 8:57 PM

    DENHAM SPRINGS- Deputies say a man is on the loose in Livingston Parish and is considered armed and dangerous. Livingston Parish Sheriff's Deputies are searching in the Dunn, Lockhart and Linder Road areas of Denham Springs for, suspected shooter, Jason Wesley Holcombe. Holcombe is a white male, approximately 24-years-old,... more »
  • Wind damage, outages reported during storms

    May 9, 2014 1:40 PM

    ST. AMANT - People in the St. Amant area reported some damage after a strong storm passed through the area Friday afternoon. Pictures showed a shed which had been knocked around and small trees toppled in the storm. Meteorologist Josh Eachus said the damage indicates it was caused... more »
  • Service dogs to be allowed at Livingston schools

    May 2, 2014 10:27 AM

    LIVINGSTON - The Livingston Parish School Board has approved a new policy permitting students and others to bring service animals onto school property. The policy defines a service animal as "any dog that is individually trained to work or perform tasks for the benefit of an individual with a disability,... more »
  • In-your-face warning not enough for dangerous drivers Play Video

    April 21, 2014 10:26 PM

    LIVINGSTON PARISH - Despite the Department of Public Works installing caution signs on South Satsuma in Livingston Parish, residents who live near a dangerous curve say people are still ignoring the dangers and the warning signs. "Even after they put in the warning signs and the flashing lights, there... more »
  • I-12E reopened after multi-vehicle wreck

    April 17, 2014 12:28 PM

    HOLDEN - State Police re-opened a portion of I-12 East in Livingston Parish just after 1 p.m., after a multi-vehicle wreck closed it an hour earlier. Troopers said the wrecks happened near Mile Marker 29 past Holden, where a moving truck had reportedly crashed into a center dividing wall.... more »
  • Authorities: House fire and car burglary likely related Play Video

    April 11, 2014 9:04 PM

    DENHAM SPRINGS - Investigators believe a car break-in, the vehicle and house fire that followed are related. Thursday night, crews responded to a fire on Hope Circle in Livingston Parish near Lockhart Dr. The house and a car underneath the awning were destroyed. The house had been foreclosed... more »
  • Turns out, there never was a problem with Eden Church Road Play Video

    April 10, 2014 10:21 PM

    DENHAM SPRINGS - Thursday night the Livingston Parish Council talked about the real problem on Eden Church Road: clogged drains and not bad design. For years, residents along Eden Church have complained about flooding, no matter how little or how much it rained. "That's all I can ask... more »
  • Support grows to stall levee construction Play Video

    April 1, 2014 8:56 PM

    LIVINGSTON - Neighboring parishes are teaming up to study the impact of a proposed levee system before construction can begin. "Let's really look at the whole region," Livingston Parish President Layton Ricks said. Ricks and the Livingston Parish Council are urging leaders of a proposed levee system around... more »
  • Domestic battery charge against Grimmer dismissed

    March 18, 2014 3:05 PM

    WALKER - A domestic abuse battery charge against former Livingston Parish President Mike Grimmer has been dismissed by a judge after Grimmer's wife failed to appear in court three times for the trial. Mike Grimmer was booked into the Livingston Parish Detention Center on May 31 on a count of... more »
  • Albany to regulate vicious dogs, bans exotic animals

    March 10, 2014 10:57 PM

    ALBANY- Leaders in this small Livingston Parish community approved strict regulations dealing with vicious dogs. The town council approved an ordinance requiring owners to keep bad animals behind a locked fence, display warning signs and have them muzzled if they are on a leash. It also bans exotic animals,... more »
  • Baton Rouge woman killed in motorcycle wreck

    March 7, 2014 3:24 PM

    A Baton Rouge woman was killed in a motorcycle crash on Hwy. 16 near French Settlement around 1 p.m. Friday. According to a release by Louisiana State Police,Charlotte R. Cole, 33, of Baton Rouge was killed while riding with her husband, Thomas Cole. Troopers say the wreck happened... more »
  • DOTD begins work on I-12 widening project in Livingston Parish

    March 7, 2014 2:54 PM

    WALKER- Construction work has begun on the I-12 widening project in Livingston Parish. DOTD officials say they have started work on the $26.5 million project to widen nearly 4 miles of I-12 from four to six lanes from Walker to half a mile west of Satsuma. During construction,... more »
  • Mosquito control: Expect an "explosion" of mosquitoes Play Video

    February 28, 2014 5:16 PM

    DENHAM SPRINGS - Mosquito experts say to expect an "explosion" of mosquitoes in Livingston Parish when mosquito control stops spraying in the parish in 2015. Livingston Parish Mosquito Abatement Director Jeanine Tessmer says mosquitoes will be everywhere when mosquito control closes its doors. "There will be nothing to... more »
  • Brothers arrested for synthetic marijuana in Livingston Parish

    February 27, 2014 2:39 PM

    DENHAM SPRINGS- Detectives in Livingston Parish have arrested two men for synthetic marijuana. Gerald Fisher and John Fisher, who are brothers, were arrested after synthetic marijuana and several firearms were found inside their home in the 32000 block of Nikki Drive in Denham Springs. Detectives say one of... more »
  • Negligent homicide trial recessed in boy's death

    February 25, 2014 10:48 AM

    LIVINGSTON - A judge called another recess in the negligent homicide trial Monday of a Livingston Parish man accused of running over a six-year-old. In January, Brad Welch's trial was pushed back a month because a key witness could not appear. Today, the defense said they needed time to... more »
  • Family escapes burning house, firefighters injured

    February 22, 2014 1:45 PM

    DENHAM SPRINGS - Two firefighters were injured battling a massive house fire in Livingston Parish Friday night. The fire sparked around 10 p.m. at a house on Caney Branch Road in Denham Springs. The fire was so hot it melted one firefighter's boots and blistered his face mask,... more »
  • Councilman wants vicious dogs out of Albany Play Video

    February 21, 2014 10:29 PM

    ALBANY - A councilman is proposing a law to ban vicious dogs - ones that have seriously injured a person- within city limits. The ordinance would require owners to keep vicious animals behind a locked fence or muzzled while on a leash no longer than three feet in length.... more »
  • Trailer dealer to get license back

    February 17, 2014 12:06 PM

    HOLDEN - A Livingston Parish trailer dealer shut down by the state Used Motor Vehicle Commission should get its license back no later than tomorrow. Hood Motor Sports in Holden was selling used FEMA trailers but not delivering titles to new owners. The commission says the dealer owed... more »
  • Couple wanted for stealing electronics

    February 3, 2014 3:29 PM

    DENHAM SPRINGS - Sheriff's deputies in Livingston Parish released photos Monday of a couple investigators accused of stealing hundreds of dollars in electronics. Detectives said the theft happened last month at a parish retailer, and the stolen electronics were worth more than $500. Deputies said the pair left... more »
  • Livingston Parish drivers learn tough lesson on ice Play Video

    January 29, 2014 4:53 PM

    DENHAM SPRINGS- Dozens of crashes occurred after a curfew was lifted for Livingston Parish residents Wednesday morning. On Highway 16, there was a section near South Point Drive covered in ice that caused at least five drivers to go into a ditch. "I was just really bored at... more »
  • LPSO: 20 wrecks since curfew lifted

    January 29, 2014 11:38 AM

    DENHAM SPRINGS - Authorities in Livingston Parish said they've worked more than a dozen wrecks since the curfew was lifted this morning. Deputies responded to a 5-vehicle pileup on an icy curve in Highway 16 around 11 a.m. They said there were no injuries, and a wreck which came... more »
  • Livingston Parish closer to recovery of debris funds

    January 28, 2014 12:13 PM

    LIVINGSTON PARISH - A Board of Appeals has denied a motion by FEMA to dismiss Livingston Parish's request for arbitration in recovering over $59 million it spent in clean up after Hurricane Gustav. "We received word today from our attorneys in Washington DC, and we are ecstatic," said Parish... more »
  • Curfews ordered due to weather Play Video

    January 28, 2014 10:28 AM

    BATON ROUGE - A number of curfews have been instituted in parishes around the area as cold weather moves into southern Louisiana. Livingston Parish Sheriff Jason Ard said a curfew would start there at 11 p.m. and end at 7 a.m. Wednesday. Exceptions would be made for any and... more »
  • Livingston issues curfew

    January 24, 2014 9:45 PM

    LIVINGSTON - Livingston Parish officials, including Sheriff Jason Ard and Parish President Layton Ricks, have issued a parish-wide curfew until 7 a.m., Jan. 25. Leaders in the parish said the slick, dangerous roads and harsh weather conditions prompted them to issue the curfew. Only essential personnel will be allowed... more »
  • Livingston's State of the Parish focuses on traffic flow Play Video

    January 22, 2014 5:36 PM

    DENHAM SPRINGS - Livingston Parish President Layton Ricks' State of the Parish address focused on traffic flow Wednesday. About 200 parish business leaders came to hear the report from Ricks. Leaders in Livingston Parish say their main priority is easing traffic congestion. Ricks says the concrete is finally... more »
  • Dry, windy conditions lead to fire advisory Play Video

    January 22, 2014 9:22 AM

    BATON ROUGE - State Fire Marshal Butch Browning stopped by 2une In Wednesday to talk about the dangers of starting fires in the current dry and windy conditions. It comes after two fires that burned homes prompted Livingston Parish officials to issue a burn advisory. Browning says that... more »
  • Burn advisory, ban issued

    January 21, 2014 4:12 PM

    GONZALES - The State Fire Marshal's Office issued a statewide burn advisory Tuesday due to dry conditions and high winds, prompting some parishes to issue their own bans. Livingston Parish officials issued a parish-wide burn ban Tuesday afternoon, including for burning natural vegetation. "Our state has experienced an... more »
  • Deputies stop burglary in progress, arrest two

    January 17, 2014 7:02 PM

    WATSON - Sheriff's deputies said they stopped a burglary in progress and arrested two people early Friday morning in Livingston Parish. Deputies arrested Waymon Womack, 47, and Chad Herod, 40, on suspicion of simple burglary. Investigators said they were called to a residence in the 8000 block of... more »
  • 6 students charged with terrorizing in Livingston Parish

    January 17, 2014 2:31 PM

    WATSON- Six students at Live Oak High School in Livingston Parish have been arrested, after they were found to be involved in what appeared to be a a plot to damage the school, as well as harm students. Deputies say the students claimed it was all part of a... more »
  • Woman wanted in connection with theft in Livingston Parish

    January 16, 2014 3:11 PM

    DENHAM SPRINGS- Detectives with the Livingston Parish Sheriff's Office are asking for help in identifying a woman wanted for questioning in connection with an ongoing theft case. In October, a theft complaint was made at a home on Burgess Avenue in Denham Springs, involving a large amount of missing... more »
  • Man: I was 'swindled' into buying worthless property Play Video

    January 14, 2014 10:11 PM

    MAUREPAS - A man believes he was swindled into buying a piece of waterfront property that could turn out to be a worthless buffer zone for his neighbors in Livingston Parish. Four years ago, Mark Martin bought a small lot on the Amite Diversion Canal. There, he planned to... more »
  • Firefighters needed in Livingston Parish Play Video

    January 9, 2014 5:11 PM

    DENHAM SPRINGS - A volunteer fire district in Livingston Parish needs twice the number of active volunteer firefighters they currently have, according to their chief. Chief Joe Koczrowski says the District 5 Fire Department need about 20 more volunteers to cover the 26 square miles in their district. Volunteers... more »
  • Police: Mother was murdered in her sleep

    January 2, 2014 4:18 PM

    WALKER - Investigators in Livingston Parish believe 34-year-old Tamila Wooley was asleep when they said she was shot and killed by her 17-year-old son, Eddie Island. Police said Island then left his mother in the house for two days before her body was discovered by an acquaintance. Investigators... more »
  • LSP identifies man found dead near Juban Road Play Video

    December 30, 2013 7:45 AM

    DENHAM SPRINGS - State Police released the name of a man found dead on the side of the road in Livingston Parish Monday morning, and said the driver who hit him wouldn't be cited. Trooper Jared Sandifer said the body of Devin I. Hammond, 27, was found alongside Juban... more »

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