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  • State seeks more information tied to credit card purchases of area mayor Play Video

    August 11, 2017 5:34 PM

    NEW ROADS- State investigators filed a handful of subpoenas in court this week seeking financial information from multiple institutions pertaining to the credit card purchases of Mayor Robert Myer. Myer is charged with malfeasance in office and abuse of power. The state wants bank records after it couldn't account for... more »
  • Man dies in crash where motorcycle landed on top of him

    August 1, 2017 10:33 AM

    NEW ROADS – A 66-year-old died in a motorcycle crash Monday evening, State Police revealed the next day. Robert Mayeaux of Morganza died when he ran off the road and hit an embankment. The crash happened on LA 1 north of LA 420 between New Roads and Morganza. ... more »
  • Indicted area mayor headed for trial in early 2018

    July 11, 2017 3:24 PM

    NEW ROADS – Mayor Robert Myer will go to trial in early 2018 on charges he used the city's credit card improperly. Myer was indicted and a judge swiftly issued a warrant for his arrest on malfeasance and abuse of power charges in August 2016. At a hearing on... more »
  • INVESTIGATIVE UNIT: Officer quits after documenting partner sleeping on the job Play Video

    May 2, 2017 6:36 PM

    NEW ROADS- A New Roads Police Officer resigned citing safety concerns after she claims she went to higher ups a number of times after she kept catching her partner asleep on the clock. Crystal Duckworth resigned last week after she said she met with her Captain, Chief and others about... more »
  • New Roads approves $60,000 for juvenile criminal system Play Video

    April 12, 2017 11:49 PM

    NEW ROADS- The city council approved money to improve the juvenile criminal system in New Roads. Council members unanimously approved $60,000 for things like housing and rehabilitation. Residents in two subdivisions became frustrated with the lack of punishment for juveniles who were committing a spree of car burglaries earlier this... more »
  • Mother accused of leaving newborn at New Roads Walmart indicted

    March 9, 2017 3:44 PM

    NEW ROADS – The mother accused of leaving her newborn infant in a New Roads Walmart bathroom was indicted by a grand jury Thursday. The Pointe Coupee Parish Clerk of Courts confirmed that Kyandrea Thomas was indicted on attempted second-degree murder and second degree cruelty to a juvenile charges.... more »
  • INVESTIGATIVE UNIT: State Police back out of investigation into Sheriff Captain Play Video

    February 22, 2017 6:51 PM

    NEW ROADS- State Police suddenly backed out of an investigation into a Pointe Coupee Parish Sheriff's Captain accused of claiming to be at work while he was actually working extra duty. The Investigative Unit showed found that, Adrian Slaughter, a captain over uniform patrol, claimed to be in two places... more »
  • Gunman dies a day after shooting self, killing girlfriend in New Roads Play Video

    February 6, 2017 5:11 PM

    NEW ROADS- The gunman who shot and killed a woman in New Roads Monday afternoon before shooting himself has died, sources said a day after the violence. The shooting happened at a home in the 1000 block of St. Mary's Street. At the time, sources told WBRZ, Isaac Maloid... more »
  • New Roads residents unconvinced about federal buyout plan Play Video

    January 25, 2017 12:22 AM

    NEW ROADS- Pecan Acres is a subdivision just to the north of New Roads where the waters rise so often, residents call it "flood-city." The low to moderate income neighborhood was built on an old landfill in the late 1960's, and most of the homes were constructed below flood elevation.... more »
  • Next drawdown for False River undetermined Play Video

    January 11, 2017 11:50 PM

    NEW ROADS- Sunday the gates will close on the south end of False River concluding a several month drainage project aimed at revitalizing the oxbow lake. It's the second "drawdown" in several years, officials say it's necessary while residents argue it's destroying their property. "'I'm 100% in favor for... more »
  • Area teacher charged, fired after suspected tryst with kid in a car Play Video

    January 11, 2017 11:30 AM

    NEW ROADS – A private school teacher is facing misdemeanor attempted carnal knowledge of a juvenile charges, the WBRZ Investigative Unit has learned. The female teacher was identified as Skylar Russell. Russell was fired yesterday. As WBRZ.com was first to report Wednesday, Russell teaches at False River Academy. WBRZ... more »
  • Internal investigation underway into New Roads Police officer's actions Play Video

    January 2, 2017 5:22 PM

    NEW ROADS- An internal investigation is underway tonight over allegations of racial profiling during a traffic stop last week. The family of Kendal Davis claims their son was pulled over for a burned out light on his car. What happened next led to a full on search of the car... more »
  • New Roads Police arrest mom accused of giving birth, dumping newborn baby in Walmart bathroom trash can Play Video

    December 24, 2016 2:33 AM

    NEW ROADS - Just before noon, on Christmas Eve, police from New Roads arrested Kyandrea Thomas. Thomas is accused of giving birth in a Walmart bathroom, then dumping her newborn baby in a bathroom trash can before leaving the store. Thomas was arrested after she checked herself in to Lane... more »
  • Sources: Baby found in trash can was born in Walmart bathroom Play Video

    December 23, 2016 9:33 PM

    NEW ROADS- Police are investigating after a baby girl was found alive in Walmart trash can in New Roads. Sources close to the investigation believe the girl was born inside the bathroom. Police say the child was just six hours old and spent an estimated four hours in the... more »
  • Fish kills over at oxbow lake in Pointe Coupee Parish

    December 23, 2016 7:17 PM

    NEW ROADS - State biologists say the fish kills are over at an oxbow lake in Pointe Coupee Parish where huge numbers of fish died in October and November. The Department of Wildlife and Fisheries says in a news release Thursday that False River is back to normal. Tens of... more »
  • Pointe Coupee police juror expected to sue parish Play Video

    December 21, 2016 11:59 PM

    NEW ROADS- The president of Pointe Coupee's Police Jury said Wednesday there's a "strong possibility" one of his colleagues will sue the parish in early 2017 over its plan to transition to a council style of government. In November, voters approved dissolving the current police jury after the 2018... more »
  • Railway improvements to begin Nov. 15 in Port Allen, New Roads

    November 1, 2016 12:22 PM

    PORT ALLEN – Railway improvement projects and construction will begin later this month in Port Allen, New Roads and several other Louisiana cities due to a $14 million investment from a Missouri transportation company. The Kansas City Southern Railway Company has invested $14.3 million for rail, cross tie and... more »
  • Two transported from New Roads assisted living complex fire

    October 23, 2016 9:16 PM

    CORRECTION: A previous version of this story reported that the fire was at Lakeview Nursing Home. Authorities confirm fire is at False River Manor Apartments. NEW ROADS – Firefighters in Pointe Coupee Parish battled a fire at an assisted living complex in New Roads Sunday night. Captain Steven... more »
  • New Roads mayor pleads not guilty to criminal charges Play Video

    October 11, 2016 11:20 AM

    NEW ROADS – New Roads Mayor Robert Myer pleaded not guilty to criminal charges of malfeasance in office and abuse of power for allegedly using the town's credit card for his personal use. Following Myer's arraignment, his attorney, Steven Moore, said charges could be "politically motivated" and the indictment... more »
  • New Roads awarded grant for False River Drive walkway

    September 23, 2016 9:50 AM

    NEW ROADS – The City of New Roads has been awarded a grant by the Louisiana Office of State Parks to create the False River Drive pedestrian walkway. The grant is a part of the Federal Highway Administration's Recreational Trails Program, which provides funds to states to provide and... more »
  • Disaster Loan Outreach Center established in Pointe Coupee Parish

    September 19, 2016 10:49 PM

    NEW ROADS - The FEMA disaster recovery center that was closed Friday in New Roads will now serve as a disaster loan outreach center for flood victims. The U.S. Small Business Administration reopened the center Monday for disaster loan outreach for businesses of all sizes. The center will be... more »
  • Pointe Coupee residents demand answers following frequent flooding Play Video

    September 13, 2016 11:30 PM

    NEW ROADS - Pointe Coupee residents are blaming the parish government for frequent flooding in one subdivision. Homeowners in the Pecan Acres area depend on a pump to keep the water out of their homes but it hasn't done the job recently. Tuesday, residents packed a police jury meeting... more »
  • Investigative Unit: Concerns raised over pump maintenance after floods Play Video

    August 31, 2016 6:43 PM

    NEW ROADS- Dozens of homeowners who typically flood in a low lying area of Pointe Coupee Parish blame bad maintenance on a drainage pump, and a failure of their local government. Those issues now have the attention of Governor John Bel Edwards who took a tour of the area for... more »
  • New Roads Mayor denies illegal behavior at special meeting Play Video

    August 9, 2016 11:41 PM

    NEW ROADS - New Roads Mayor Robert Myer addressed the city council for the first since his arrest last week at a special meeting Tuesday night at city hall. Myer is accused of charging thousands of dollars on the city's credit card for his personal use. At the special... more »
  • Special meeting called to restore trust in New Roads government

    August 7, 2016 10:30 AM

    NEW ROADS - City council members will discuss the indictment of the mayor at a special council meeting Tuesday. Mayor Robert Myer was indicted Wednesday on malfeasance and abuse of power charges following a grand jury hearing where nearly twenty people testified. Immediately, a judge issued a warrant for... more »
  • Pointe Coupee Parish lays off workers as tax revenues plunge

    July 11, 2016 10:03 AM

    NEW ROADS - The Pointe Coupee Parish Police Jury is laying off nine parish employees and taking other cost-cutting measures to bring its budget in line with lower-than-projected revenues. The police jury sent layoff notices to the nine workers Thursday. Six more positions were never filled after employees left, bringing... more »
  • New Roads celebrates Independence Day with 34th annual boat parade Play Video

    July 4, 2016 4:50 PM

    NEW ROADS - Thousands of residents from New Roads and surrounding Pointe Coupee Parish turned out on Monday for the annual Independence Day Boat Parade. Dozens of boats decked out in patriotic decoration appeared in this year's version of the event, which is held in New Roads every Fourth... more »
  • Pointe Coupee Sheriff's Office at odds with New Roads Mayor over juvenile prosecution Play Video

    June 28, 2016 5:26 PM

    NEW ROADS- The Pointe Coupee Parish Sheriff's Office is at odds with the Mayor of New Roads following a WBRZ Investigative Unit report earlier this month. It centers around Mayor Robert Myer prosecuting juveniles in Mayor's court. Legal scholars and attorneys say that's against the law since juveniles must... more »
  • Investigative Unit: Legal experts believe New Roads mayor is breaking the law Play Video

    June 17, 2016 5:35 PM

    NEW ROADS - Tonight there are allegations the Mayor of New Roads is breaking the law. It involves juveniles he's been prosecuting in mayor's court. Initially, Mayor Robert Myer acted like he didn't know what we were talking about, but after showing him our records it refreshed his memory.... more »
  • Pointe Coupee resident to see proposed home rule charter

    May 16, 2016 9:48 AM

    NEW ROADS - Pointe Coupee Parish residents this week will get their first look at a preliminary draft of a home rule charter. Jimmy Lyles, chairman of the parish's Home Rule Charter Commission, says the group is seeking public input on key issues. Lyles says the 11-member commission continues to... more »
  • 2 escape from Avoyelles jail; 1 still at large

    March 23, 2016 4:35 PM

    MARKSVILLE - Two inmates escaped from the Avoyelles Detention Center, and one is still at large. Sheriff Doug Anderson tells KATC-TV that Kyron Folse and Frank Sneed were discovered missing from their cell at about 5:30 a.m. Wednesday. He says they apparently had chipped a hole in the ceiling, crawled... more »
  • New Roads officer negligently discharges weapon, questions raised over investigation Play Video

    March 11, 2016 5:42 PM

    NEW ROADS - A City of New Roads Police officer is on administrative leave tonight after he accidentally discharged his weapon after responding to a scene in his personal vehicle. The incident occurred on Tuesday afternoon, and tonight questions are being raised about the way the City of New... more »
  • Special cell signal truck will be parked in New Roads for Mardi Gras

    January 26, 2016 11:56 PM

    NEW ROADS - Cell phone service will be boosted for one of the state's largest Mardi Gras celebrations outside of New Orleans. AT&T said Tuesday, a special truck will be parked in the city ahead of the two parades. Thousands of people attend the parades each year. New Roads... more »
  • Spat over new sign leaves it in the dark Play Video

    January 20, 2016 5:30 PM

    NEW ROADS - The owner of a quarter million dollar sign that was just finished being constructed in New Roads has sued the city after the work was completed. The lawsuit states New Roads Mayor Robert Myer denied the electrical permit to turn on the electricity. However, the... more »
  • Mystery Powerball winner bought ticket in New Roads Play Video

    January 7, 2016 6:24 PM

    NEW ROADS - No one won last night's Powerball jackpot, but someone in New Roads and New Iberia won $1 million. People eager to win the jackpot, which is now at $700 million, are heading to the convenience store in New Roads, hoping the luck is still there. ... more »
  • Million-dollar winners in Louisiana after Powerball drawing

    January 7, 2016 12:51 PM

    NEW ROADS - Though nobody hit the $500 million Powerball jackpot Wednesday night, two people who bought tickets in the capital area won some big money. A ticket sold at a New Roads gas station won $1 million in the overnight drawing, according to Louisiana lottery officials. A second... more »
  • Classmates honor victim of drunk driving crash six years after her death Play Video

    December 24, 2015 4:40 PM

    NEW ROADS - A New Roads woman was honored on Christmas Eve six years after she was killed by a drunk driver. Friends and classmates gathered to release balloons along Hospital Road and Hwy 1 to honor crash victim Terri Parker. Parker was killed when a drunk driver crashed... more »
  • Investigative Unit: Parish worker caught stealing resigns after WBRZ report

    December 8, 2015 5:35 PM

    NEW ROADS- Less than 24 hours after a report by the WBRZ Investigative Unit, Harold Ennis resigned as a grounds keeper for the Pointe Coupee Parish Recreation Department. Our report showed Ennis on surveillance video taking a YETI cup from the A & W Store on Hospital Road. Ennis... more »
  • Investigative Unit: Parish worker caught stealing from store wearing parish uniform Play Video

    December 7, 2015 5:07 PM

    NEW ROADS- A parish employee is in hot water tonight, after he was caught on surveillance video stealing from a local business. That video was obtained by the Investigative Unit Monday. The employee in question, Harold Ennis works for the Recreation Department. When parish workers found out that he... more »
  • Investigative Unit: Almost half of New Roads Police Department not POST certified Play Video

    November 18, 2015 6:09 PM

    NEW ROADS - Tonight, concern is mounting over some officers' credentials in the City of New Roads Police Department. One officer told us those in the department aren't being adequately trained with their firearms, but they still carry a gun and a badge. Numbers obtained by the Investigative Unit... more »
  • Developer looks to expand industrial park in Ascension

    November 16, 2015 11:24 AM

    GONZALES - A New Roads land developer's plan to expand an Ascension Parish industrial park has hit some approval snags. L.J. Grezaffi is hoping to expand into the 345-acre interior of his Ascension Commerce Center, which has become home to industrial service businesses that line Louisiana Highway 30 and... more »
  • Veterans come together to break ground on memorial Play Video

    November 11, 2015 12:27 PM

    NEW ROADS - Veterans gathered Wednesday morning with red, white and blue shovels in hand to break ground on the new Pointe Coupee Veterans Memorial in New Roads. The memorial will be constructed on False River Drive in front of Pointe Coupee General Hospital. It will feature six flags... more »
  • Authorities investigating shots fired in New Roads

    September 28, 2015 8:22 AM

    NEW ROADS- Authorities in New Roads are investigating a shooting that happened over the weekend. Witnesses say at least two people exchanged gunfire at each other during a trail riding event on Saturday. Many people were at the multi-use center with their horses. "This is not something that is usual,"... more »
  • New family clinic opens in New Roads

    September 15, 2015 12:37 PM

    NEW ROADS - A new clinic connected to the Our Lady of the Lake Physician Group opened this week in New Roads. The Sisters of St. Joseph Medical Plaza is located on the campus of Pointe Coupee General Hospital at 310 Durel Drive in New Roads. OLOL said... more »
  • State wrapping up investigation into mayor's spending Play Video

    September 14, 2015 6:00 PM

    NEW ROADS- The State Inspector General's Office is wrapping up its investigation into questionable spending on city credit cards in New Roads. The results of the investigation will be turned over to prosecutors shortly. That's when they'll decide if there's enough evidence to press forward with a case against... more »
  • Air pollution settlement pays for Ascension Parish solar panels Play Video

    August 5, 2015 6:33 PM

    GONZALES - Energy company NRG spent over $1 million on an Ascension Parish solar project as part of an air pollution settlement. More than 1,000 solar panels were installed at the Lamar-Dixon Expo Complex. The facility houses a number of parish government offices with 150 employees. The solar panels... more »
  • Sports 2-A-Days: Catholic Pointe Coupee Play Video

    August 2, 2015 12:20 AM

    New Roads - The Catholic Pointe Coupee football team is breaking in a new head coach this season as David Simoneaux takes over the Hornets. The Hornets went 5-4 last season but missed the playoffs and Simoneaux, who spent the last five years as the offensive coordinator at Central,... more »
  • Audit finds questionable credit card purchases in New Roads Play Video

    July 13, 2015 6:11 PM

    NEW ROADS- For the second time in less than a year, Mayor Robert Myer took time out of his day to defend allegations of questionable spending on the city's credit card. He's one of seven employees who used seven city credit cards which had incomplete records, according to an audit... more »
  • Veterans selling bricks to raise money for memorial Play Video

    July 3, 2015 4:10 PM

    NEW ROADS - A group of veterans in New Roads are raising money to build a veterans memorial in Pointe Coupee Parish. The veterans are trying to sell personalized bricks for $100 each to raise $100,000 to build the memorial in front the Pointe Coupee General Hospital. The memorial... more »
  • New Roads, Pointe Coupee Parish may go to court over civic center

    June 22, 2015 7:43 AM

    NEW ROADS- The city of New Roads and the Pointe Coupee Parish Police Jury may be headed to court over the operation of the William H. Scott Civic Center. Mayor Robert Myer sent a letter in mid-June to the Police Jury in which he threatened to take the parish to... more »
  • Argument leads to deadly shooting in New Roads Play Video

    June 19, 2015 3:30 PM

    NEW ROADS - Police are investigating a shooting in New Roads that left one person dead just after midnight on Friday morning. Details are limited at this time, but police confirm one victim was shot and killed following an argument. The victim has yet to be identified. Investigators... more »
  • Public hearing to be held on possible power plant purchase

    June 17, 2015 12:26 PM

    NEW ROADS - The New Roads City Council will hold a public hearing next month on the possible purchase of the city's municipal power plant. The Advocate reports the meeting will iron out the final details of a move that could save the city up to $270,000 a year. The... more »
  • 'Revenge shooting' connected to New Roads murder Play Video

    June 10, 2015 6:09 PM

    NEW ROADS - Retaliation for a murder two years ago could be the reason for a shooting in Pointe Coupee Parish Wednesday. The shooting happened around 5:30 a.m. on Carver Drive in New Roads. New Roads police officers arrested 25-year-old Devin Holmes for shooting 55-year-old Joe Lewis three times.... more »
  • Wreck shuts down US 190 West

    June 9, 2015 11:50 AM

    BATON ROUGE - An 18-wheeler hauling sodium hydroxide overturned in Pointe Coupee Parish, forcing US 190 West to close for hours according to Louisiana State Police. LSP said the wreck at the intersection of US 190 at LA 1 required them to close the westbound side of the road... more »
  • "Beat the Heat" campaign Play Video

    June 3, 2015 10:19 AM

    BATON ROUGE- A former basketball player is planning to help elderly people throughout the state cope with the hot and humid Louisiana summer. James "Big Brown" Joseph is giving out free air conditioning units and fans to those in need. It's part of his "Beat the Heat" campaign. Joseph... more »
  • Lemoine to be paid $133K a year as school superintendent

    May 29, 2015 4:44 PM

    NEW ROADS - The Pointe Coupee Parish School Board has approved a three-year contract that will pay new superintendent Ronald Kevin Lemoine $133,000 annually beginning July 1. Lemoine will get a $12,000 annual allowance to cover all in-parish travel and reimburse him for any reasonable expenses when traveling more... more »
  • Security changes at Pointe Coupee Parish Courthouse

    May 28, 2015 9:53 AM

    NEW ROADS- Pointe Coupee Parish officials implemented several changes at the courthouse in New Roads in an effort to improve security. Anyone entering the courthouse, whenever court hearings are taking place, will only be able to do so at the courthouse's front entrance. Visitors will have to show identification and... more »
  • One arrested, one at large in teen's shooting

    May 4, 2015 5:51 PM

    NEW ROADS - Sheriff's deputies arrested one man and said another was on the loose in connection with a recent shooting in New Roads. Deputies charged Terrance Rayford with attempted second-degree murder for shooting a 16-year-old on May 1. Deputies also said they have an arrest warrant for Richard... more »
  • Sheriff: Teen shot, suspects named in New Roads

    May 3, 2015 12:05 AM

    NEW ROADS - The Pointe Coupee Sheriff's Department released the name of two suspects who are accused of trying to kill a teen. It happened Friday on Saint Anthony At. in New Roads. Officials say the two suspects, Richard Mcclain Jr. and Terrance Rayford, shot the 16-year-old several times.... more »
  • Sheriff's office investigating teen shot in New Roads Play Video

    May 1, 2015 7:47 PM

    NEW ROADS - Deputies said a 16-year-old was shot multiple times Friday evening in Pointe Coupee Parish, and they're looking for the person responsible. The sheriff's office said the shooting happened around 4 p.m. on St. Anthony Street in New Roads. The teen who was shot is in serious... more »
  • Judge concerned about courthouse safety after brawl Play Video

    April 9, 2015 5:23 PM

    NEW ROADS - A judge in Pointe Coupee Parish sent a scathing letter to high-ranking members of law enforcement and the district attorney following a courtroom brawl Wednesday. A relative of two murder victims from February had beef with someone related to Jamie Croom, the man accused of killing... more »
  • Market at the Mill Play Video

    April 6, 2015 7:47 AM

    BATON ROUGE- Soon you'll be able to shop until you drop while enjoying some great food and music at Market at the Mill in New Roads. Virginia Montceret stopped by 2une In this morning to give us all the details on the upcoming fine art and craft show. ... more »
  • New Roads man arrested for rape

    March 10, 2015 2:43 PM

    NEW ROADS- A New Roads man has been accused of having sex with an underage girl. Authorities said 19-year-old Trevis Hutchinson drove to the 12-year-old victim's house and had sex with her in his car. That's when they say a witness drove up, sent the girl inside the house,... more »
  • Second arrest as deputies look for double murder connections

    February 27, 2015 10:06 PM

    NEW ROADS- As deputies continue to search for double-murder suspect Jamie Croom, investigators are putting pressure on some of his closest pals. Friday, WBRZ News 2 learned, his half-brother, Elie Edwards, was arrested in connection with the investigation of the shooting deaths of Sinica and Lechelle Williams. Edwards was... more »
  • Deputies looking into double murder connections

    February 20, 2015 10:09 PM

    NEW ROADS - Pointe Coupee Parish Sheriff's deputies said they arrested a man for having a gun at the Sugar Shack night club the night of a double murder earlier this week . Terry Matthews was charged with being a felon in possession of a firearm. Friday, the sheriff's... more »
  • 1st phase of False River restoration nearly complete

    February 20, 2015 2:18 PM

    NEW ROADS - State and local officials say construction efforts intended to improve the water quality of False River continue to move forward according to the long-term plan recommended by the False River Watershed Commission. State Rep. Major Thibaut said contractors are currently in the process of removing sediment... more »
  • Deputies say second lounge shooter could be at large Play Video

    February 18, 2015 9:06 AM

    NEW ROADS - Investigators said they're looking into the possibility a second shooter could have been involved a pair of killings overnight at a New Roads lounge. Sheriff Bud Torres said in a press conference Wednesday morning that Jamie Croom was wanted for the murders of brother and sister... more »

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