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  • 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 »
  • Teacher facing sex charges was arrested a week earlier for child desertion

    June 16, 2016 8:56 PM

    WALKER - Walker Police arrested a former Walker Freshman High School teacher, accused of having sexual relations with a 15-year-old male student. Officers charged 33-year-old Lynsie Pendarvis with felony carnal knowledge of a juvenile and indecent behavior with a juvenile. The alleged incident occured during the most recent... more »
  • Livingston Sheriffs Office seize over $8k in drugs

    June 15, 2016 7:04 PM

    LIVINGSTON - Deputies in Livingston Parish announced multiple drug arrests that took place this week and resulted in $8,500 worth of drugs seized. On Monday, the Livingston Parish Sheriff's Office arrested Deangelo Williams of Denham Springs after deputies learned he was selling drugs out of a motel room in... more »
  • Livingston Parish street repairs in second phase Play Video

    June 14, 2016 6:56 PM

    DENHAM SPRINGS – A series of roads in Denham Springs are soon to get a face lift. Residents of Denham Springs say that the streets are not only bad in the parish, but dangerous for drivers. "If you come through it'll mess up your front end, it's just ridiculous," Paul... more »
  • Residents claim neighborhood sewage is holding them hostage in their homes Play Video

    June 6, 2016 5:19 PM

    SPRINGFIELD- Neighbors in the Riverscape subdivision claim they are being held hostage by acrid smell of sewage that hangs in the air. It caused them to contact the Investigative Unit. Neighbors are fed up. The smell is enough to make your eyes water. They claim they've contacted the state... more »
  • Livingston board to interview candidates for superintendent

    June 3, 2016 8:57 AM

    LIVINGSTON - The Livingston Parish School Board will hold a special meeting on June 9 to interview four candidates who applied to be the district's next superintendent. The board hopes to announce a successor to retiring Superintendent John Watson before July 1. Watson's last day will be June 30.... more »
  • Body found under I-12 overpass at Holden

    June 1, 2016 11:24 AM

    HOLDEN - Sheriff’s deputies say a body was discovered under an I-12 overpass in Livingston Parish Wednesday morning. LPSO spokeswoman Lori Steele says the human remains were located under the I-12 overpass at Holden. Foul play is not suspected at this point in the investigation, according to deputies.... more »
  • Driver dies in hospital after Tuesday Livingston Parish crash

    May 28, 2016 8:52 PM

    LIVINGSTON – State Police say a Baton Rouge woman is dead after a crash involving an 18-wheeler on Interstate 12 in Livingston Parish Tuesday night. Around 10 p.m. Tuesday, Troopers began investigating a two-car crash with serious injuries on I-12 eastbound, east of LA 63. Investigators say 35-year-old... more »
  • Study for Livingston Parish airport nears completion

    May 23, 2016 9:11 AM

    LIVINGSTON - A master plan and site selection study for a proposed airport in Livingston Parish could be completed by June, just in time for the first meeting of the newly created parish Airport Board. Parish officials have been discussing the possibility of building a general aviation airport for the... more »
  • Following mistaken release, man's DWI charge upgraded

    May 19, 2016 11:31 AM

    DENHAM SPRINGS – Two months after being arrested twice in the same night on DWI charges, the district attorney here upgraded the charges against Jeffery Blough. The original DWI charge Blough was first arrested for on the night of March 19 was changed to a 4th offense DWI, court... more »
  • Proposed Comite River Diversion Canal gets land boost

    May 10, 2016 10:13 AM

    BATON ROUGE - Officials who are trying to dig the proposed Comite River Diversion Canal have purchased more than 300 acres of wetlands to offset the ecological impact of the construction. The $1.5 million purchase last week is by far the largest land buy so far. While the deal... more »
  • Grand jury indicts man in fatal shooting in Denham Springs

    May 10, 2016 10:04 AM

    LIVINGSTON - A Livingston Parish grand jury has indicted a 24-year-old man in the March 28 shooting death of Derick Stewart in Denham Springs. Brian K. Allen was indicted Monday on a count of second-degree murder. Allen had been scheduled for a preliminary exam hearing Monday afternoon, but the indictment... more »
  • Walker lane closures start Monday for roundabout work

    May 5, 2016 10:21 AM

    WALKER - Roundabout construction starts Monday on La. 447 at I-12 as crews close travel lanes to prepare for the new traffic feature. DOTD first announced it was considering a roundabout for the interchange in 2013. Then, the state said ten miles of La. 447 between La. 16 and... more »
  • After trapped for hours, driver recovering from crash Play Video

    May 1, 2016 8:48 PM

    DENHAM SPRINGS – State Police say a teen is expected to be okay after being trapped in a car that was involved in a single-vehicle crash in Denham Springs Sunday afternoon. According to Louisiana State Police, the crash happened on LA 1024 near Clinton Allen Road around 4:12 p.m.... more »
  • Pedestrian killed in early morning LA 16 crash

    April 29, 2016 10:10 AM

    DENHAM SPRINGS - State Police have reported that a man died after he was hit by a pickup truck near Denham Springs in Livingston Parish early Friday morning. Troopers say the single-vehicle crash took the life of 46-year-old Jason Taylor, of Greenwell Springs. The crash happened on LA 16... more »
  • Lawsuit filed over April 2015 shooting of teen by deputies

    April 27, 2016 5:17 PM

    FRENCH SETTLEMENT - An attorney for a teen injured after being shot by sheriff's deputies last year claims in a lawsuit filed Wednesday, Livingston Parish Sheriff's deputies are inadequately trained. The suit filed on behalf of Matthew Peyronnin named Sheriff Jason Ard and three sheriff's deputies in the lawsuit.... more »
  • Livingston Parish employee arrested for DWI after crash resigns

    April 25, 2016 3:10 PM

    LIVINGSTON - A Livingston Parish employee who is accused of crashing a parish vehicle while driving drunk has resigned from his position. State Police said Shevis Ball blew a BAC of .168 after the man was administered a breath test following the crash that severely damaged the Livingston Parish... more »
  • Livingston Parish employee still employed despite DWI arrest in parish vehicle Play Video

    April 21, 2016 6:56 PM

    LIVINGSTON- A Livingston Parish employee remains on leave tonight, following a crash that left a parish vehicle severely damaged. State Police said Shevis Ball was drunk at the time of the crash. Ball blew a .168 after investigators administered a Breathalyzer. "He was officially off the clock when this... more »
  • Couple accused of bestiality plead not guilty

    April 20, 2016 11:22 AM

    DENHAM SPRINGS - A husband and wife pleaded not guilty to a significant amount of crimes against nature charges Wednesday. Minton and Nina Morris were arrested in September on 250 counts of crimes against nature and several drug charges. Minton also faces charges for possession and distribution of child... more »
  • Funeral services to be held for two kids killed in bizarre Livingston crash

    April 20, 2016 8:22 AM

    BATON ROUGE - Funeral services for two children killed in a car crash in Livingston Parish, will be held on Wednesday morning. 4-year-old Samuel Shropshire and 6-year-old Khaiden Ramsey died in the crash on LA 447 south of I-12 on Sunday. It happened when one driver lost his... more »
  • Livingston council announces public hearing for term limits, gravel pits

    April 15, 2016 12:24 AM

    LIVINGSTON - The Livingston Parish Council made headway on a pair of items at a meeting Thursday night that have been in the works for months. The council briefly discussed and set a date for a public hearing about administering term limits for themselves. Voters replaced the entire council last... more »
  • Livingston Parish gravel pit regulations tighten Play Video

    April 13, 2016 5:27 PM

    WATSON- After two long years of going over regulations for gravel pits, the Livingston Parish Council is expected to move forward with its latest set of rules Thursday. The proposed gravel pit next to the Oak Hills subdivision in Watson has caused a stir among residents. The issue first came... more »
  • Livingston voters approve tax renewal for juvenile detention center

    April 9, 2016 10:32 PM

    Voters in Livingston Parish chose to approve a property tax renewal for the Florida Parishes Juvenile Detention Center Saturday. The tax renewal was previously shot down by voters in five parishes in November. The detention center that is located in Tangipahoa Parish serves Livingston, Tangipahoa, St. Helena, St. Tammany... more »
  • Overturned vehicle blocks lanes on I-12 in Livingston

    April 8, 2016 4:34 PM

    SATSUMA - Eastbound lanes of I-12 slowed because of an overturned pickup truck Friday afternoon. The truck was flipped on its side, facing on-coming traffic. It was not immediately clear what hapened or if anyone was injured. DOTD has not issued a traffic alert about the situation as... more »
  • Ordinance committee to address controversial gravel pit laws

    April 5, 2016 4:48 AM

    WATSON- An ordinance committee in Livingston Parish is expected to address controversial gravel pit laws Tuesday. Gravel pits have a point of controversy in the parish for the past two years. The issue first came to light back in 2014 when Southern Aggregates, a gravel mining company, announced plans to... more »
  • Livingston Parish releases priority road list Play Video

    March 25, 2016 11:32 AM

    LIVINGSTON - Work on the next batch of roads is expected to begin within the next month after the Livingston Parish Council approved the priority road list Thursday. It's easy to see why Jack Allen Road in French Settlement tops the list as the parish's worst road. Some residents, like... more »
  • DOTD to conduct study on Livingston's LA 447 Corridor

    March 24, 2016 12:29 PM

    LIVINGSTON - The Louisiana Department of Transportation and Development has authorized an environmental study for the LA 447 Corridor to evaluate ways to improve it. DOTD will also hold a public input meeting next week on the project. DOTD’s Stage 1 Environmental Assessment will look at alternatives to improve... more »
  • DOTD: I-12 in Livingston to have lane shifts due to road work

    March 24, 2016 11:47 AM

    LIVINGSTON - The Louisiana Department of Transportation and Development announced that there will be alternating lane shifts at the I-12 Eastbound/Westbound Exit/On Ramps at LA 441 (Exit 29) starting Monday, Mar. 28. The lane shifts will be until Thursday, Mar. 31, daily from 6 a.m. to 6 p.m. due to... more »
  • Livingston Parish working toward building airstrip Play Video

    March 22, 2016 5:36 PM

    LIVINGSTON - Livingston Parish leaders are getting the ball rolling on plans to build an airstrip in Satsuma. Thursday the parish council is expected to announce plans to create an airport commission that would go over ordinances related to the proposed airstrip. Parish President Layton Ricks says the airstrip is... more »
  • Snakes out and about after flooding Play Video

    March 18, 2016 6:26 PM

    PORT VINCENT - You may notice more snakes slithering around after flooding and warmer weather in Livingston Parish. The warmer weather means snakes are roaming around to breed, and flooding has pushed the snakes out of their usual habitat. Snake experts say most of Louisiana's snakes are harmless and are... more »
  • Pothole patrol underway after Livingston Parish flooding Play Video

    March 17, 2016 5:43 PM

    KILLIAN - While flooding in Livingston Parish damaged more than 300 homes, the standing water also took a toll on roadways. That's why Livingston Parish Department of Public Works crews are on pothole patrol across the parish. Thursday crews worked in Watson, Albany, Springfield and Killian. DPW sent out three... more »
  • Officials end Livingston Parish curfew

    March 16, 2016 6:03 PM

    LIVINGSTON – Officials have ended a curfew for Livingston Parish after severe weather brought record rainfall to the parish last week. Parish President Layton Rick announced Wednesday that the curfew was lifted. Rick and Livingston Parish Sheriff Jason Ard issued the curfew last week that only allowed emergency... more »
  • FEMA meets with Livingston Parish leaders Play Video

    March 16, 2016 4:57 PM

    LIVINGSTON - While some flood victims began cleaning up Wednesday, Livingston Parish leaders met with FEMA to create a game plan to provide assistance. Livingston Parish President Layton Ricks says at least 300 homes have been damaged from flooding that began last week. Ricks and the Livingston Parish... more »
  • Flooded areas of Livingston under curfew Tuesday night, Wednesday early morning

    March 15, 2016 5:44 PM

    LIVINGSTON - A curfew for Livingston Parish has been issued for parish residents for Tuesday night by Livingston parish officials. Livingston Parish President Layton Ricks, Livingston Parish Sheriff Jason Ard, and Livingston Parish Office of Homeland Security and Emergency Preparedness (LOHSEP) Director Mark Harrell jointly decided to implement the curfew.... more »
  • Springfield residents using airboats to get around

    March 14, 2016 5:05 PM

    SPRINGFIELD - Some people in the town of Springfield in lower Livingston Parish have resorted to using airboats to check on family and neighbors. Robert Wilson and other residents are hopeful that the flood water will recede soon. "I'm worried but what can you do? The water is still coming... more »
  • Three area school districts reopen Tuesday

    March 14, 2016 2:15 PM

    LIVINGSTON - Public schools resume classes Tuesday in Livingston, Tangipahoa and Ascension parishes. The school district closed schools last Friday and Monday because of severe weather and flooding. High water made it difficult for students, teachers and bus drivers to move around the parish. District... more »
  • Livingston, Ascension Parish requests residents to submit property damage reports

    March 14, 2016 11:55 AM

    LIVINGSTON - Livingston Parish President Layton Ricks and the Livingston Parish Office of Homeland Security and Emergency Preparedness (LOHSEP) are requesting that Livingston Parish residents report all property damage and losses to the Emergency Operations (EOC) Hotline at 225-686-3996 or via email at EOC@lpgov.com . The information needed is:... more »
  • Livingston Parish residents brace for Amite River crest

    March 14, 2016 5:22 AM

    LIVINGSTON- Residents in Livingston Parish are bracing for more flooding Monday morning. Officials are telling people to prepare for high water that will be moving through the area sometime early this week. The Amite River has not yet crested near French Settlement and Port Vincent. People in the Springfield area... more »
  • Livingston Parish extends curfew through Monday morning

    March 12, 2016 4:25 PM

    LIVINGSTON PARISH – Officials in Livingston Parish decided Saturday to implement a curfew for residents from dusk until Monday morning. Parish President Layton Ricks, along with Sheriff Jason Ard and LOHSEP Director Mark Harrell, said the curfew will only affect areas hardest hit by flood waters. Officials say... more »
  • Livingston Parish officials issue curfew for residents

    March 11, 2016 6:19 PM

    LIVINGSTON - Parish officials issued a curfew for Livingston Parish residents from dusk Friday night until dawn Saturday. Only those traveling to/from work and those responding to emergency situations will be allowed on Livingston Parish roadways. Livingston Parish President Layton Rick, Parish sheriff Jason Ard and the Livingston Parish Office... more »
  • Livingston deputies survey flooding from the air Play Video

    March 11, 2016 5:32 PM

    ALBANY - Deputies in Livingston Parish surveyed damage from the air Friday afternoon. A curfew will go into effect at dusk, remaining in effect until dawn tomorrow. Only essential personnel, those traveling to/from work and for emergency situations will be allowed on Livingston Parish roadways. According to the... more »
  • Hwy 22 became a flowing river Friday morning

    March 11, 2016 9:59 AM

    KILLLIAN - Nearly a foot of rain is taking its toll on low-lying Livingston Parish. Friday morning, people woke to find a river rushing over Highway 22 east of its intersection with Highway 444 at Lacox Lane. It appears an off-shoot of the Tickfaw River, the Killian Bayou, became... more »
  • Low-lying areas packing up before possible flooding Play Video

    March 10, 2016 5:38 PM

    MAUREPAS - Some people in low-lying areas in Livingston Parish spent Thursday prepping for heavy rains as dark clouds loomed overhead. Just five months ago, flood waters stuck around for days in the Maurepas area in Chinquapin Landing near the Amite River. For James Dodson, it's a race to pack... more »
  • Lower Livingston Parish bracing for flooding Play Video

    March 9, 2016 6:29 PM

    KILLIAN - People who live near the Tickfaw River in Livingston Parish are bracing for expected heavy rains that will likely create flooding issues. The ground is already saturated in parts of the town of Killian along a canal that is connected to the Tickfaw River. Five months ago during... more »
  • Livingston Parish replacing more bridges Play Video

    March 7, 2016 5:34 PM

    LIVINGSTON - Another batch of bridges will be replaced in Livingston Parish as the state battles its deteriorating bridge problem. Livingston Parish has a total of 259 bridges, and around a dozen are deemed structurally deficient. Livingston Parish ranks among the best parishes when it comes to structurally sound bridges.... more »

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