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  • Stores, shoppers gearing up for Black Friday Play Video

    November 26, 2014 3:50 PM

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

    November 17, 2014 4:13 PM

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

    November 4, 2014 4:32 PM

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

    November 1, 2014 10:28 AM

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

    October 31, 2014 10:50 PM

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

    October 9, 2014 9:52 AM

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

    October 1, 2014 4:49 PM

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

    September 30, 2014 6:11 PM

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

    September 29, 2014 2:03 PM

    LIVINGSTON - State Police closed a portion of I-12 in Livingston Parish after a wreck with injuries Monday afternoon. Troopers shut down the eastbound lanes of I-12 at mile marker 25, east of the town of Livingston at around 1:30 p.m. LSP reported all lanes of the roadway were... more »
  • Police: Man killed in head on, 3 vehicle crash

    September 21, 2014 10:52 AM

    DENHAM SPRINGS - State police say a man was killed and two others were injured in a head on crash Saturday afternoon. Officials say Luke Matthews III, 21, was heading north on LA hwy 16 near LA hwy 63 in a 2013 Chevrolet Impala. Matthews crossed the centerline and... more »
  • LPSO to host concealed carry class

    September 9, 2014 10:59 AM

    LIVINGSTON - The Livingston Parish Sheriff's Office plans to host a concealed carry class later this month. The sheriff's office said skilled instructors would teach students how to safely and confidently handle a weapon in situations where public safety is at stake. The course features both classroom and... more »
  • Livingston needs ACME anvil for coyote problem Play Video

    September 3, 2014 10:19 PM

    WALKER - Reports of coyote sightings in Livingston Parish are in the hundreds so the police department is tracking the numbers with a special map that showcases the locations of coyote sightings. "There's a lot of them," said Cpt. John Sharp. "More than most people would think." Sharp... more »
  • New business site gets certification in Walker Play Video

    September 3, 2014 3:39 PM

    WALKER - For the first time ever in Livingston Parish, a tract of land has been certified under the Louisiana Economic Development certified-sites program. The 93-acre site in the Livingston Parish Industrial Park just off Florida Boulevard in Walker is the twentieth certified site in the Capital Region, according... more »
  • Sheriff: Arrest made in Livingston homicide

    August 30, 2014 5:23 PM

    LIVINGSTON - Deputies say they arrested a man they believe killed a woman in Livingston Parish Saturday morning. Officials say Caleb Lejune, 27, killed Joy Messina, 47, at the house they shared on the 28000 block of S. Satsuma Road. He was arrested after deputies stopped him traveling on... more »
  • 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 »

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