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  • 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 »
  • Video shows boat capsize on Tickfaw River Friday Play Video

    May 5, 2017 12:43 PM

    KILLIAN – Water rescue crews from at least one area sheriff's department and the Springfield Fire Department are seen on video responding to a capsized boat in the Tickfaw River Friday morning. The boat capsized near the mouth of the Tickfaw where it meets Lake Maurepas. Video was sent... more »
  • Matthew Morris pleads not guilty to 84 charges in Ascension Parish

    April 12, 2017 2:53 PM

    BATON ROUGE – A Livingston Parish grand jury has indicted a contractor on 51 counts of charges including contractor fraud after investigators say he scammed 11 victims after the flood. The indictment in Livingston Parish comes two days after a grand jury in Ascension Parish indicted Matthew Morris on... more »
  • Flood recovery summit Thursday in Denham Springs Play Video

    April 6, 2017 8:51 AM

    DENHAM SPRINGS, La. - Countless people are still recovering from the August floods, with no end in sight. Local leaders are trying to change that tonight. The Flood Recovery Summit will play host to several speakers, who will try to answer questions, that will hopefully get some back on... more »
  • Growth among recovery in Livingston Parish; Car dealer breaks ground Thursday

    March 16, 2017 5:50 PM

    DENHAM SPRINGS – Growth is occurring among flood recovery in Livingston Parish. Thursday, All Start Automotive broke ground on its new Nissan dealership just outside Juban Crossing. All Star is moving its Nissan dealership from Florida Boulevard in Baton Rouge to the new, state-of-the-art facility on Juban Road in... more »
  • FEMA mobile disaster recovery center to open for tornado survivors in Livingston Parish

    February 15, 2017 4:02 PM

    LIVINGSTON – A FEMA mobile disaster recovery center will open on Feb. 16 in Livingston Parish for homeowners, renters and business owners who sustained damage as a result of last week's tornadoes. The mobile recovery center is located at the Livingston Parish Office of Homeland Security and Emergency Preparedness... more »
  • PHOTOS: Large fire destroys Blind River Bar in Livingston Parish

    February 10, 2017 7:58 AM

    MAUREPAS – Firefighters say a large fire caused "substantial damage" to the Blind River Bar in Livingston Parish Friday morning. St. Amant Fire Chief James Leblanc said the fire has been extinguished and firefighters are now moving to clear up potential hotspots. Firefighters responded to the scene around 5:30... more »
  • In Killian, people felt houses fly away in morning storm Play Video

    February 7, 2017 5:07 PM

    KILLIAN - Life was upended in this typically quiet, swampy paradise in low-lying Livingston Parish Tuesday morning. "I don't remember breathing," Dennis Hill, the police chief of this small community, said as he described the terror of what is expected to be a twister moving through Killian. Hill was... more »
  • Two Chocolate Labs shot in Walker, family demands answers Play Video

    January 13, 2017 6:50 PM

    WALKER- A newly wed couple is demanding answers after someone shot two of their Chocolate Labs on their wedding day last week. One dog died, the other is maimed with multiple bullet fragments still lodged inside. One dog was found dead in a neighbor's yard. That neighbor was not... more »
  • Livingston Sheriff's office now sending out 2016 tax notices

    January 6, 2017 5:41 PM

    LIVINGSTON – The Livingston Parish Assessor’s Office has completed post flood reassessment, officials said Friday. Jeff Taylor says the 2016 tax roll has been approved by the Louisiana Tax Commission and has submitted the approved tax role to the Sheriff’s office. According to a statement, Livingston Parish Sheriff’s... more »
  • Livingston Parish public schools will remain open 21 minutes longer

    January 3, 2017 11:58 AM

    DENHAM SPRINGS – Students in Livingston Parish will have to stay in school an extra 21 minutes longer this spring semester. School officials announced Tuesday that all public schools will add 21 minutes of instructional time to their master schedules. This time will be divided between the start and... more »
  • Police: Mugging suspects may be connected to 3 heists this week

    December 20, 2016 3:22 PM

    DENHAM SPRINGS – Police suspect a couple arrested Tuesday could be connected to as many as three holdups in Livingston Parish this week. Michael Watkins, 32, and Angel McCarroll, 29, were booked on armed robbery charges after a heist at the Cracker Barrel on Cockerham Road Tuesday. Police said... more »
  • Man booked into jail after elderly woman dies in morning crash

    December 20, 2016 3:13 PM

    ALBANY – An out-of-town man was arrested in connection with an early morning, deadly hit-and-run on I-12 Tuesday. Cody Terry, 35, of Houston, is charged with negligent homicide, felony hit -and-run, reckless operation, driving without a license and failure to register a motor vehicle. Terry was driving a sedan... more »
  • Man missing after night out found dead in Livingston

    December 17, 2016 10:47 AM

    SPRINGFIELD – Sheriff's deputies found the body of a man missing for nearly two weeks Thursday. Robert "Bob" Holmes was found in a pond off James Chapel N Road between Albany and Holden, the sheriff's office said. It appears Holmes died after crashing his vehicle. Holmes had not... more »
  • Driver booked in deadly Livingston Parish crash

    December 16, 2016 8:35 PM

    WALKER – Police arrested a man in connection with a deadly crash on Florida Boulevard earlier in December. Robert Kelly, 44, was booked into the Livingston Parish Jail on negligent homicide and negligent injury charges along with outstanding warrants for not showing up to previous court hearings. Police said... more »
  • Man wanted for strangulation charges in Livingston Parish

    December 14, 2016 3:22 PM

    LIVINGSTON – Deputies in Livingston Parish say a man wanted for strangulation and battery charges has been taken into custody Wednesday afternoon. According to Sheriff Jason Ard, 36-year-old Eric Paul McNiel was wanted for aggravated battery, second-degree battery and two counts of domestic abuse battery by strangulation. Ard... more »
  • Livingston Parish Sheriff frustrated with FEMA Play Video

    December 12, 2016 11:27 PM

    LIVINGSTON PARISH- The Livingston Parish Sheriff is one of many frustrated with FEMA. Sheriff Ard said his department had to put up money for deputies homes in an effort to keep flood-affected officers in the parish. Eighty-five percent of Livingston Parish residents were affected by the August flood. Of... more »
  • Dallas woman reunited with stolen dog in Livingston Parish Play Video

    December 9, 2016 12:17 AM

    LIVINGSTON- A woman was reunited with her stolen dog Thursday night. She picked up the pup in Livingston Parish, more than 400 miles away from where it went missing. Sharon Walker's Yorkie was yanked out of her yard in Dallas back in April. A Livingston Parish woman says she adopted... more »
  • Business' employees come face to face with robber's gun Monday morning

    November 28, 2016 3:21 PM

    DENHAM SPRINGS - Police are trying to find the person who stuck a gun in the face of employees at a business on South Range Monday morning. Security video clearly shows the scary moment at least one worker was face to face with the gun. The Denham Springs Police... more »
  • Nov. 18 last day for flood victims to receive tax reduction in Livingston Parish Play Video

    November 18, 2016 7:09 PM

    LIVINGSTON – Friday was the last day for owners of flood damaged property to get a tax break on their Livingston Parish tax bill. If flood victims showed their proof of damage, they could get a 20 percent property tax reduction. One property owner, Sonya Beadle, said that... more »
  • Owner ends plan for Springfield shooting range after outcry

    November 17, 2016 6:23 PM

    SPRINGFIELD – A Livingston Parish property owner has withdrawn plans for a shooting range in Springfield after public outcry. “Due to all of the negative attention, the owner withdrew his plans for the shooting range,” Springfield Fire Chief Brian Drury told WBRZ News 2 on Thursday. The move... more »
  • "God fearing contractor" arrested by LPSO after WBRZ report Play Video

    November 10, 2016 4:54 PM

    LIVINGSTON PARISH- A shady contractor exposed by the WBRZ Investigative Unit on Monday was arrested on contractor fraud charges by the Livingston Parish Sheriff's Office less than 48 hours after our report. Michael Tanner posted a $25,000 bail and was released. James Travis praised LPSO for taking quick... more »
  • Flood victim claims he was taken by "God-fearing contractor" Play Video

    November 7, 2016 5:35 PM

    LIVINGSTON PARISH- A man in Livingston Parish claims a contractor who promised to fix his home after taking nearly $32,000 in payments, took off with his money and didn't finish the work. Tonight, the Baton Rouge Police Department and Livingston Parish Sheriff's Office are both investigating. Contractor Michael Tanner's... more »
  • Livingston Parish tax collections soar after flooding

    November 7, 2016 10:02 AM

    LIVINGSTON - Officials say Livingston Parish sales tax collections increased 50 percent over the same month last year as post-flood reconstruction and motor vehicle purchases continued to drive sales. The October collections figures represent sales made in September, the first full month after the flood, when property owners shifted gears... more »
  • August's historic flooding continues to impact housing market

    October 26, 2016 1:12 PM

    BATON ROUGE – This year’s historic flooding in South Louisiana continues to impact the Baton Rouge Housing market, a new report says. But the Greater Baton Rouge Association of Realtors says there is still a silver lining. A new report from GBRAR says that closed sales in the Baton... more »
  • Flood damaged Livingston highway reopened

    October 25, 2016 11:14 AM

    DENHAM SPRINGS - One of the last roads still closed from the flood reopened this week. DOTD announced Tuesday, the bridge over West Colyell Creek was repaired and open. La. 1027 - or Burgess Avenue - was closed from Lockhart Road to Peak Lane after the flood damaged the... more »
  • Impairment suspected in deadly Livingston Parish crash

    October 22, 2016 3:39 PM

    WATSON – State Police say one man is dead and a woman has been charged with vehicular homicide after a two-car crash on LA Hwy 16 in Livingston Parish Saturday morning. The crash happened shortly before 5:30 a.m. on LA Hwy 16 north of LA Hwy 1019. According... more »
  • Five arrested for car burglaries near Watson

    October 20, 2016 6:10 PM

    LIVINGSTON – Deputies in Livingston Parish say five people were arrested Wednesday in connection with recent car burglaries. Sheriff Jason Ard reports that a gas generator, car stereo and tools were taken from two vehicles in the Watson area. Ard estimates that the items stolen are worth more than... more »
  • 4th arrest made in violent crime spree between Livingston, Tangipahoa

    October 13, 2016 2:32 PM

    HAMMMOND - The latest arrest has been made in a violent crime-spree where victims were shot, killed or injured in Livingston and Tangipahoa Parish. On Friday, the Tangipahoa Parish Sheriff's Office arrested 27-year-old Kacey Lee Lanier for his participation in events just hours after a 27-year-old woman was murdered.... more »
  • Man killed after shooting at Livingston deputy Play Video

    October 12, 2016 10:56 AM

    LIVINGSTON - Police located and shot a man who was wanted by the Livingston Parish Sheriff's Office for shooting at a deputy during an early morning traffic stop. The sheriff's office was searching for 31-year-old Blaine Justin Beason after a deputy tried to stop him while driving near the... more »
  • Train, vehicle collision in Satsuma area

    October 5, 2016 4:19 PM

    SATSUMA - Authorities responded to a vehicle-train collision Wednesday afternoon in Livingston Parish. The town of Livingston Fire Department responded to the crash at the crossing on Cane Market Road where Cane Market meets Florida Boulevard. Authorities advised drivers in the area to be cautious as emergency crews work... more »
  • Denham Springs High to return to original campus in January

    September 30, 2016 5:53 PM

    LIVINGSTON – Recovery teams are on schedule to return Denham Springs High and Freshman High schools to their campuses by the second semester, school officials said Friday. Superintendent Rick Wentzel said that temporary campuses will also be established for Denham Springs Elementary, Southside Elementary and Southside Junior High schools.... more »
  • Thousands of dollars worth of electronics go missing from flooded school Play Video

    September 27, 2016 11:25 PM

    SPRINGFIELD - A man was arrested after sheriff's deputies say he stole thousands of dollars worth of electronics from a school in Livingston Parish. On August 20 and 21, contractors were on site to help clean flood damage. That's when about $50,000 worth of electronics went missing. The... more »
  • Springfield High School to reopen on Oct. 3 following August flood

    September 23, 2016 12:49 PM

    SPRINGFIELD – School officials announced that Springfield High School will reopen to students on Oct. 3 since last month's flood. According to school officials, classes will resume to its usual schedule prior to the flood. Students of Springfield High School have been hosted by the by Springfield Middle School... more »
  • Maurepas man flees deputies, tries to swim across Amite River

    September 17, 2016 4:25 PM

    FRENCH SETTLEMENT – Livingston Parish deputies say a Maurepas man was arrested Wednesday after leading authorities on a multi-parish pursuit earlier this week. Sheriff Jason Ard said 36-year-old Brandon Hoover was wanted by LPSO on felony possession of stolen property charges. Hoover was spotted in the southern part of... more »
  • Pair accused of stealing from church flood shelter

    September 16, 2016 8:02 PM

    DENHAM SPRINGS – Deputies in Livingston Parish say two people have been arrested for stealing from a church that was converted to a flood relief shelter. According to Sheriff Jason Ard, 33-year-old Leslie Burch and 36-year-old Robert Johnson distracted church volunteers then stole two purses from the Chris Community... more »
  • Spike in 'recently damaged' homes for sale in Livingston Parish Play Video

    September 16, 2016 7:31 PM

    DENHAM SPRINGS – In one of the area’s hardest hit by August’s historic flooding, many homes are for sale. There are so many homes, realtors have now created a new category to identify them:” recently damaged homes.” “We have investors that want to come purchase some houses, so... more »
  • Livingston sheriff: 'I'm not going to tolerate crime' as area works to rebuild

    August 31, 2016 10:51 PM

    LIVINGSTON - In a stern Facebook video Thursday, Livingston Parish Sheriff Jason Ard reminded people a midnight to 6 a.m. curfew remains, and asked people to support the effort. "There are people that do not have anything anymore. What little they do have, it might be there home. I... more »
  • WATCH: Incredible video shows WBRZ news crew rescuing woman from burning car Play Video

    August 30, 2016 12:24 PM

    DENHAM SPRINGS - A WBRZ photographer and other good Samaritans helped rescue a woman from a burning car on Highway 63 Tuesday morning. A 21-year-old woman, 7-months pregnant was driving on Highway 63 near Highway 444 when she apparently lost control, ran off the road and crashed into trees... more »
  • USGS measuring water marks from catastrophic flooding Play Video

    August 29, 2016 5:29 PM

    DENHAM SPRINGS - The United States Geological Survey has a team of workers from all over the country going to areas that flooded in Louisiana to measure high water marks. The federal workers are zeroing in on areas in our community that took on high water. Nearly a dozen teams... more »
  • Dukes of Hazard actor's Louisiana home, studio swamped

    August 27, 2016 3:06 PM

    NEW ORLEANS - Actor, writer and director John Schneider, known for his past role on the "Dukes of Hazzard" and current role on "The Haves and the Have Nots," thought the first flood he experienced at his Louisiana production studio was bad. Now, he knows there are different levels of... more »
  • FEMA disaster recovery center opens in Denham Springs Saturday

    August 26, 2016 6:46 PM

    BATON ROUGE – FEMA will open a disaster recovery center in Denham Springs Saturday after historic flooding ravaged much of Livingston Parish last week. The FEMA disaster recovery center will be open from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. at the following location: North Park Recreation Center (At... more »
  • Patrols stepped up in Livingston Parish after looting reports

    August 25, 2016 9:11 AM

    FRENCH SETTLEMENT - Officials in Livingston Parish say they are stepping up patrols after reports emerged that looters have begun to pick through the debris left by recent historic floods. French Settlement Mayor Toni Guitrau told WWL-TV that she’s been working non-stop to make sure her residents get the... more »
  • Football brings welcome distraction to Denham Springs Play Video

    August 24, 2016 12:21 AM

    DENHAM SPRINGS- The Denham Springs High School football team met Tuesday night to discuss the upcoming season. Residents are hoping the return of football will bring a much needed distraction, after 75% of Livingston parish was damaged in last week's flood. "On September 9th it's not going to be about... more »
  • Livingston Parish consolidates to single POD site in Walker

    August 21, 2016 6:35 PM

    WALKER – Emergency officials in Livingston Parish said Sunday that the National Guard will consolidate food and water distribution to a single site in Walker starting Monday. Starting Monday, Aug. 22, Livingston Parish will have a single “point of distribution” at Sydney Hutchinson Park on Ball Park Road in... more »
  • LPSO: mother killed 8-year-old daughter then tried to kill herself

    August 21, 2016 2:35 PM

    WALKER - Deputies in Livingston Parish say an 8-year-old girl is dead Sunday after she was found unconscious with wounds to her throat at her Walker home. According to Livingston Parish Sheriff's Office, deputies arrived at the scene on Gaylord Road around 9 a.m. Sunday and and found firefighters... more »
  • Man uses social media to help Livingston Parish residents gut homes

    August 20, 2016 6:21 PM

    DENHAM SPRINGS – Driving down the streets in Livingston Parish, you hear hammering and scraping coming from thousands of homes. In James Poe’s home, they are just getting started. “It is a mixture of sad, disbelief and hope,” Poe said. Sitting out front of his home is... more »
  • BRAC: nearly one third of homes in Baton Rouge area received flooding

    August 19, 2016 12:50 PM

    BATON ROUGE – In a preliminary analysis released Friday, the Baton Rouge Area Chamber reports that nearly one third of all homes in the Baton Rouge area received flood damage from this week’s historic flooding. BRAC released a preliminary analysis of the flood’s impact Friday. The organization used geographic... more »
  • Water, food distributed at three locations in Livingston Parish Friday

    August 18, 2016 10:27 PM

    DENHAM SPRINGS - Water and food will be distributed at three locations in Livingston Parish beginning Friday morning. "POD" - Points of Distribution - will be in Denham Springs, Walker and Albany. A "POD" is where the public can go to pick up food and water following a disaster.... more »
  • Mission of the Sacred Heart to give out Livingston disaster supplies

    August 18, 2016 2:19 PM

    LIVINGSTON - A Livingston parish food, drink and supply relief distribution point is to be set up at the Mission of the Sacred Heart in Livingston on Friday. The distribution point is expected to open at 1:30 p.m. at 29589 S. Poplar St. in Livingston. Supplies will be... more »
  • Fifteen Livingston Parish schools damaged by water; Some up to 8 feet

    August 17, 2016 3:06 PM

    DENHAM SPRINGS - Livingston Parish Schools sustained catastrophic damage and there is no immediate plans to open schools, the superintendent said in a live TV interview during extended coverage of the recent flooding in the region. "We went through a fight, but we are still Livingston Parish proud," an... more »
  • 75 percent of Livingston Parish homes saw water as high as 8 feet

    August 17, 2016 9:20 AM

    LIVINGSTON PARISH - The Livingston Parish Sheriff’s Office released a Wednesday morning briefing via social media to update residents on area floodings as the level of destruction becomes more clear. 75 percent of homes in the parish have been impacted by water levels anywhere between 2 and 8 feet.... more »
  • Large number of travel restrictions lifted in Livingston Parish

    August 16, 2016 10:37 AM

    LIVINGSTON PARISH - Officials in Livingston Parish announced that they are lifting a majority of the traffic restrictions that have kept Denham Springs at a standstill during early recovery efforts. Parish President Layton Ricks said all travel restrictions for most of the parish are now dismissed. However, Ricks points... more »
  • Drone footage shows destruction at Juban Crossing, other sites Play Video

    August 15, 2016 11:32 PM

    LIVINGSTON PARISH - More shocking footage from above the catastrophic flooding that has come to Livingston Parish has been released by Atmosphere Aerial . This time the footage was shot above the Juban Crossing area where flood water ravaged new construction and has remained for multiple days. Other... more »
  • Most people in Livingston Parish lost everything, sheriff says

    August 15, 2016 11:25 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Rescue efforts stretched into their fourth day on Monday as a new week began along with the first glimmerings of recovery in an area decimated by floods over the weekend. More than 15,000 people were rescued in Livingston Parish alone since Friday with those efforts remaining... more »
  • Livingston Parish considering new peddlers permit

    August 10, 2016 9:50 AM

    LIVINGSTON - A proposal to curtail door-to-door sales in Livingston Parish may see another round of changes before it is adopted. The proposed ordinance would require solicitors to get a parish permit, including paying a $50 fee and getting a background check, before peddling their wares at private homes. The... more »
  • No injuries reported after school bus rear-ended in Livingston Parish

    August 9, 2016 9:46 AM

    WALKER - Only bumps and bruises were reported after a school bus was hit from behind on Tuesday morning. Livingston Parish Schools Superintendent Rick Wentzel said the bus had dropped high school students off and was bound for North Corbin Junior High in Walker when it was struck from... more »
  • Livingston Parish students return to school Play Video

    August 4, 2016 7:32 PM

    BATON ROUGE – On Thursday, over 26,000 students returned for the first day of school in Livingston Parish. Kelly Jones, Denham Springs High School principal, said that he missed seeing the students. "I do, I really do, were always excited when school lets out in May, but i... more »
  • Livingston Parish counterfeiters sentenced to federal prison

    July 19, 2016 11:03 AM

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

    July 16, 2016 2:59 PM

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

    July 3, 2016 12:32 PM

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

    July 2, 2016 11:39 PM

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

    June 27, 2016 11:06 AM

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

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