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  • Trucker spots fire, firefighters rescue family

    January 28, 2014 7:31 AM

    CENTRAL - A family of seven and their five dogs are alive today thanks in large part to a truck driver who spotted a fire at their home off of Greenwell Springs Rd. Central Fire Department says the driver was crossing Magnolia Bridge early Tuesday morning when he spotted... more »
  • Officials trying to bridge gap between Central and Watson Play Video

    August 18, 2013 5:23 PM

    WATSON - A proposed bridge would connect the Central and Watson communities if everything goes according to plans. The 5.5 mile bridge would cross the Amite River three miles north of the Magnolia Road Bridge giving motorists another way to get across the river. "It's booming out here... more »
  • Woman saved from fiery crash Play Video

    January 3, 2013 5:26 PM

    DENHAM SPRINGS - A Livingston Parish woman told News 2 today she was eternally grateful for three heroic first responders who pulled her from a fiery wreck. Around 7 a.m. Wednesday, St. George firefighter Jonathon Dixon was leaving home and heading toward a part-time job when he noticed smoke... more »
  • Magnolia Bridge ribbon-cutting excludes Central Play Video

    November 30, 2012 5:27 PM

    CENTRAL - Governor Jindal and representatives from Livingston Parish cut ribbon officially opening the Magnolia Bridge yesterday. Central officials said they weren't invited to the ceremony, and are upset because of their involvement with the project. "All the discussion was about how it improves traffic for Livingston Parish,"... more »
  • EBRSO: Missing hospital patient located

    January 5, 2011 4:25 PM

    BATON ROUGE - A missing hospital patient that walked away from a Baton Rouge medical center has been located, according to authorities. Casey Hicks with the East Baton Rouge Sheriff's Department said 30-year-old Crandell Turner was located by deputies around 4:15 p.m. She said Turner was spotted walking by... more »
  • Drowned man considered hero

    May 23, 2010 6:26 PM

    Jose Chavez and his six-year old Emilio were fishing in the Amite river when Emilio fell in the water. Family members say that's when Chavez jumped in after his son, he was able to get him to shallow water safely, but wasn't strong enough to save himself. "To know... more »
  • Father drowns during fishing trip with son

    May 23, 2010 1:27 PM

    This morning rescue crews found the body of a man who drowned in the Amite River in Livingston Parish yesterday evening. Officials with the Livingston Parish Sheriff's Office say Jose Ricardo Hernandez Chavez, of Denham Springs, La., was fishing with his 6-year-old son. Investigators believe the boy dropped his... more »
  • Magnolia Bridge plans announced

    December 15, 2009 11:40 AM

    A cash management plan will free up $120 million for road construction projects across the state, Gov. Bobby Jindal announced Tuesday. That will impact plans for the Magnolia Bridge, which connects northern East Baton Rouge and northern Livingston parishes. About $23 million dollars will be used to replace the... more »

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