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  • 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 »
  • "Dukes of Hazzard" star, LPSO spread holiday cheer Play Video

    December 20, 2013 8:38 AM

    Dukes of Hazzard star John Schneider joins JP to talk about the importance of Livingston Parish Sheriff Jason Ard's Christmas Crusade. more »
  • Walmart will compete with local market Play Video

    December 19, 2013 5:19 PM

    DENHAM SPRINGS - Residents have mixed emotions about the location of a possible new Walmart Neighborhood Market. Walmart is looking to build on a piece of property at the corner of Vincent Road and Pete's Highway. That's right down the street from the family run store, Carter's Supermarket. ... more »
  • Fighter jet coming to Satsuma

    December 9, 2013 8:51 PM

    SATSUMA - The town of Satsuma is making a push to put a Navy fighter jet on display. Reportedly, the jet will be placed along Interstate 12 near the North Oaks Hospital. Military members and town leaders have initiated talks about the possible display in Livingston Parish. The... more »
  • Man charged with false billing for Gustav cleanup work in Livingston Parish

    December 5, 2013 2:35 PM

    LIVINGSTON - A former Livingston Parish contractor accused of falsifying billing invoices and theft related to parish Hurricane Gustav cleanup work, is now facing dozens of charges. The 21st Judicial District Attorney's Office filed a bill of information Tuesday charging Corey Delahoussaye with 73 counts of filing or maintaining... more »
  • Battle lines drawn over Livingston Parish budget

    December 2, 2013 2:27 PM

    LIVINGSTON- The stage is set for a showdown among Livingston Parish officials over spending when the Parish Council considers adopting a 2014 budget on Thursday. The chairmen of the council and its finance committee said amendments to the administration's proposed budget likely will be numerous, though neither would say whether... more »
  • Battle lines drawn over Livingston Parish budget

    December 2, 2013 9:45 AM

    LIVINGSTON, La. - The stage is set for a showdown among Livingston Parish officials over spending when the Parish Council considers adopting a 2014 budget on Thursday The chairmen of the council and its finance committee said amendments to the administration's proposed budget likely will be numerous, though neither would... more »
  • DA to file charges against cleanup contractor

    November 26, 2013 7:55 AM

    LIVINGSTON - The Livingston Parish district attorney says he will file charges against a former parish contractor after a grand jury fell one vote short of indicting him on allegations he falsified billing invoices for work related to Hurricane Gustav cleanup. District Attorney Scott Perrilloux says he will file... more »
  • School board buys land for improvements Play Video

    November 25, 2013 5:20 PM

    WALKER - The Livingston Parish School Board is buying land behind Walker High School for a future expansion of the campus. The land currently occupies a mobile home park with about 13 mobile homes. After the $630,000 deal is complete tenants will have 60 days to vacate. Some... more »
  • Grand jury could determine Corey Delahoussaye's fate Play Video

    November 22, 2013 5:34 PM

  • 3 members quit Livingston animal control committee

    November 11, 2013 8:14 AM

    LIVINGSTON - Three members of the Livingston Parish Animal Control Advisory Committee have resigned, leaving officials scrambling to determine how to fix the parish's stray animal problem. The parish operates the shelter in the town of Livingston, but it can only house dogs and will pick up strays only in... more »
  • Deputies: man stole from grandmother

    November 7, 2013 10:40 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Sheriff's deputies arrested a Denham Springs man who is suspected of stealing his grandmother's checks and cashing them for personal use. Detectives said Brice Cantrell stole several checks from his 82-year-old grandmother. According to investigators, Cantrell cashed one check in Livingston Parish and two in... more »
  • Parish fighting to get rid of junk in mobile home park Play Video

    November 6, 2013 5:38 PM

    DENHAM SPRINGS- There's a battle over trash in one Livingston Parish subdivision. There are about 300 mobile homes in Eastover Estates, a mobile home subdivision outside of Denham Springs. Only half of them have trash collection causing a major trash problem in the neighborhood. Livingston Parish councilwoman,... more »
  • Jury convicts man of child molestation

    October 28, 2013 7:45 AM

    LIVINGSTON - A 33-year-old Pine Grove man will be sentenced Nov. 12 following his conviction on child molestation charges. The jury deliberated for about an hour Friday before finding Charles Romero guilty. Livingston Parish sheriff's detectives arrested Romero in April 2012, on accusations of molesting an 8-year-old girl... more »
  • Voters reject mosquito tax

    October 19, 2013 10:44 PM

    LIVINGSTON- Voters overwhelming said no to a tax to fund mosquito abatement in Livingston Parish Saturday. The tax failed. Sixty-seven percent of voters rejected the plan. Currently, the system generates revenue by billing people in the parish. Leaders have said people refused to pay them. "Some people... more »
  • Parish council approves tax, toll road

    October 17, 2013 10:21 PM

    GONZALES - The Ascension Parish Council approved a new tax to fund a parish juvenile detention center. In addition, a new study concerning a potential toll road is coming to Ascension. The new tax will add about 10-20 dollars per year to property taxes in the parish. Ascension is... more »
  • Parishes partner up for toll road

    October 9, 2013 9:57 PM

    BATON ROUGE - The Ascension Parish Transportation Committee approved plans to build a toll road connecting the Ascension and Livingston parishes. The new road would start at the intersection of Highways 42 and 933 in Ascension, extending to Walker South Road in Livingston Parish. The tollway would cross the... more »
  • Man found guilty of exploiting elderly

    October 9, 2013 11:48 AM

    LIVINGSTON - Sentencing has been set for December for a Livingston Parish man recently convicted of exploiting an elderly woman with dementia. A jury found 43-year-old Gary Gorman guilty of exploitation of the infirmed on Oct. 1. Prosecutors said Gorman took advantage of a 75-year-old woman by making her... more »
  • Officials dismissed from wrongful death lawsuit

    October 4, 2013 7:14 AM

    LIVINGSTON - A federal judge dismissed Livingston Parish Sheriff Jason Ard and parish government as defendants in a wrongful death lawsuit filed by parents of an inmate who died after a fight in the jail in June 2012. 35-year-old Darrin Norton, died while in custody at the Livingston Parish... more »
  • Livingston Parish preparing for Karen Play Video

    October 3, 2013 10:16 PM

    LIVINGSTON PARISH - People here are remembering the flooding they've recently experienced during Isaac and heavy January rains as Tropical Storm Karen makes a move toward the Gulf Coast. "If we have that, we're going to have flooding," said Marilyn Exnicious. "We need to make precautions for it and... more »
  • Crews respond to fiery crash on Walker South Rd.

    October 3, 2013 9:29 AM

    DENHAM SPRINGS - An 18-wheeler caught fire this morning during an accident on Walker South Rd. in Livingston Parish. It happened around 8:30 a.m. Thursday, just south of Joe May Rd. The truck was engulfed in flames, but the cab, which carries gasoline, appeared to be empty. ... more »
  • 16-month-old boy drowns in Denham Springs

    September 21, 2013 5:25 PM

    DENHAM SPRINGS - A 16-month-old boy was pronounced dead today after a possible drowning in Denham Springs. Around 12:30 p.m., The Livingston Parish Sheriff's Office responded to the scene on Lafourche Lane. Deputies say no foul play is suspected. The sheriff's office did not release any further details. more »
  • Four men stopped for illegally selling vacuums Play Video

    September 19, 2013 9:52 PM

    WALKER - Four people were arrested here for selling vacuums door-to-door. They were peddling Kirby models, which is against the law in this Livingston Parish town. An ordinances prohibits door-to-door solicitation. "I told the man I didn't need one and I couldn't afford it," Scott Brooks said. ... more »
  • Commission approves bonds for Juban Crossing

    September 19, 2013 10:30 AM

    BATON ROUGE - Lawmakers on the state Bond Commission approved bonds today to help pay for infrastructure at the Juban Crossing retail development. The development district requested more than $37 million in bonds to pay for road construction, drainage work, and other infrastructure improvements around the proposed site. ... more »
  • Eight arrested in drug investigation

    September 13, 2013 12:00 PM

    LIVINGSTON - Sheriff's deputies arrested eight people in Livingston Parish this week as part of a drug investigation. Spokesperson Lori Steele said on Monday deputies arrested Curtis Baxter, 33, of Baton Rouge; Robert Halford, 37, of Denhams Springs; Dedrick Thomas, 32, of Walker; Denise Mann, 42, of Walker; Chad... more »
  • Meth lab warrants turn up out-of-state meth find

    August 30, 2013 5:50 PM

    WALKER - Sheriff's deputies arrested four people in Livingston Parish this week after they said they found meth and materials associated with a meth lab. A sheriff's department spokesperson said investigators arrested Claud Kimble Jr., 23; Talandis Cotton, 22; Eugene Harrison Jr., 29; and Velise Vallery, 30, at the... more »
  • Sobriety checkpoint planned in Livingston Parish

    August 30, 2013 2:11 PM

    LIVINGSTON - Sheriff's deputies in Livingston Parish announced they would hold a sobriety checkpoint this weekend somewhere in the parish. A sheriff's department spokesperson said the checkpoint would be Sunday, Sept. 1, at an undisclosed location. They said the checkpoint was part of efforts to curb drunk driving... more »
  • People want their bumpy roads taken seriously Play Video

    August 29, 2013 9:44 PM

    WALKER - Livingston Parish council members are at odds about a parish wide overlay project to repaved neglected roads. "I feel like it was a stab in the back," councilman Chance Parent said at a recent meeting. He was caught off guard when parish president Layton Ricks contracted... more »
  • Father of drowning victim wants water park closed Play Video

    August 27, 2013 10:33 PM

    DENHAM SPRINGS - The father of a teenager who drowned at an area water park is not happy after reading the incident report. The WBRZ News 2 Investigative Unit obtained a copy of the report, written by the Livingston Parish Sheriff's Office, dealing with the incident at Cajun Lagoon,... more »
  • Report details circumstances of Cajun Lagoon drowning

    August 27, 2013 4:32 PM

    DENHAM SPRINGS - Owners of the Cajun Lagoon water park where a 14-year-old boy drowned last month told investigators they had four lifeguards on duty at the time of the accident. Yet, the insurers of the park only required one lifeguard to be on duty. That statement is part... more »
  • News 2 Investigates: Sewage Mistreatment follow up Play Video

    August 26, 2013 5:40 PM

    LIVINGSTON - State agencies say there is an improvement in wastewater treatment facilities, but they still have a long way to go before they're in compliance. The Department of Environmental Quality says many wastewater companies operate private facilities that are not up to code. Some facilities, create a... more »
  • LSP: Wreck victim had helmet, wasn't impaired

    August 26, 2013 2:20 PM

    FRENCH SETTLEMENT - State Police said in an update today that a man who died in a Livingston Parish motorcycle crash was not impaired, and was wearing his helmet at the time of the wreck. Investigators said toxicology results from the Louisiana State Police Crime Lab showed Michael Skinner,... more »
  • Federal lawsuit claims LPSO violated man's rights

    August 19, 2013 5:33 PM

    BATON ROUGE- A Livingston Parish man filed a federal lawsuit against the parish sheriff, some of his deputies and three council members after he was arrested last year for something he posted on Facebook. Deputies accused Royce Mclin of three counts of defamation last August. The District Attorney's Office... more »
  • Paperwork mix-up leads to arrest in Livingston Parish Play Video

    August 12, 2013 5:29 PM

    WALKER - A paperwork mix-up in Livingston Parish caused the sheriff's office to make an arrest that shouldn't have happened. The sheriff's office had two warrants still active for a man who didn't pay court costs from a child support issue. The problem is those court costs were settled... more »
  • Bridge repairs begin in Livingston

    August 9, 2013 10:57 PM

    LIVINGSTON- Dangerous bridges are getting the attention of engineers and construction crews. Seven have been added to a list needing immediate repairs. Already, work has begun on one bridge. Inspectors said rot and decay have destroyed pilings. Some have been closed and others have had the posted weight... more »
  • Inspectors still waiting for plans of water park

    August 7, 2013 10:52 PM

    WATSON- Owners of the Cajun Lagoon, a water park where a teenager drowned last week, have not filed documents with the Louisiana Fire Marshall showing if the facility is up to code. When Nick Kissner, 14, died at the facility, inspectors realized park operators never submitted plans. They were... more »
  • Overturned camper slows traffic on I-12

    August 7, 2013 1:49 PM

    ALBANY - An overturned camper on I-12 in Livingston Parish slowed traffic Wednesday afternoon. The Department of Transportation and Development said it happened near the exit onto LA 43 near Albany, and blocked one lane of traffic westbound. Traffic on the interstate was backed up nearly to I-55.... more »
  • Graves of two men killed by alleged drunk driver vandalized Play Video

    August 6, 2013 4:57 PM

    WALKER - Family and friends of two men killed by an alleged drunk driver nine days ago want to know who vandalized the crash victims' graves. They were laid to rest Saturday at the Salem Cemetery north of Walker. Bryan Payne and Mickel Tetreault were killed on Magnolia Beach... more »
  • Impairment suspect in deadly motorcycle wreck

    August 2, 2013 4:27 PM

    FRENCH SETTLEMENT - State Police said they suspect a motorcycle driver was impaired when he collided with an SUV and died this morning in Livingston Parish. Troopers said they sent a blood sample from Michael A. Skinner, 29, of St. Amant to be tested after the wreck on LA... more »
  • News 2 Investigates: water park cited after drowning Play Video

    August 1, 2013 11:20 PM

    BATON ROUGE- Cajun Lagoon, a water park where a teenager drowned earlier this week, will be required to submit plans for structures on the property. The State Fire Marshal's Office said the facility was cited after the drowning for failing to submit required documents. Owners will have to show... more »
  • Witnesses describe event where teen drowned Play Video

    July 30, 2013 10:26 PM

    DENHAM SPRINGS - A pair of witnesses believe more could have been done at a water park where a teenage boy drowned Tuesday. "The lifeguards were panicked, they didn't know what to do," said a witness who asked not to be identified. Emergency crews responded to a drowning... more »

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