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  • 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 check to see if lock exists for regeneration 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 check to see if lock exists for regeneration 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 check to see if lock exists for regeneration 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 check to see if lock exists for regeneration 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 check to see if lock exists for regeneration 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 »
  • Thousands celebrate Mardi Gras in New Roads check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    February 17, 2015 4:54 PM

    NEW ROADS- Thousands of people packed the streets of New Roads for the community's two parades today. The town puts on the oldest Mardi Gras celebration outside of New Orleans. The traditional Mardi Gras celebrations began in 1922. Over the past two years, weather has thrown a wrench... more »
  • False River officials address drawdown concerns check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    January 28, 2015 10:13 PM

    NEW ROADS - More than a dozen residents living along and around False River say their property is changing since the water level was dropped last year. The False River drawdown was implemented to revive the lake and remove silt, to make sure it sustains itself for years to... more »
  • Head-on crash closes highway near New Roads

    January 8, 2015 12:46 PM

    VENTRESS - State Police said a head-on collision sent two people to the hospital and closed a highway near New Roads around 11 a.m. Troopers said two vehicles collided on LA 415 north of LA 413 in Pointe Coupee Parish. The road was shut down at that location while... more »
  • Man dies in overnight fire in New Roads check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    December 19, 2014 6:12 AM

    NEW ROADS - Investigators said intense flames prevented firefighters from saving a man who died in an apartment fire in New Roads Friday morning. The State Fire Marshal's Office said 62-year-old Leonard V. Dimichele died due to smoke inhalation and thermal injury in the fire. Deputy Chief Fire... more »
  • Levee work begins on False River check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    November 24, 2014 5:03 PM

    NEW ROADS - Work has begun to build a ring levee on the south flat of False River to improve the water quality in the popular oxbow lake. Contractors started work on the ring levee Monday and hope to have it finished by the end of January. Another contractor... more »
  • New Roads mayor defends purchases amid investigation check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    November 18, 2014 4:22 PM

    NEW ROADS - New Roads Mayor Robert Myer ended his silence Tuesday about purchases he made on the city's credit card. Myer admitted some purchases were for personal use, but claimed the city was reimbursed for every last penny. The mayor showed the Investigative Unit personal checks Tuesday which... more »
  • Louisiana Legacy: KBON 101.1 check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    November 3, 2014 9:31 AM

    EUNICE - KBON in Eunice, Louisiana claims to be one of the most visited radio stations in the world. Since 1997, it's been the only radio station in the state that plays local Louisiana music. Cajun and Zydeco can be heard from Lake Charles to New Roads. In the... more »
  • Mayor flees cameras after making fraud claims check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    October 31, 2014 6:43 PM

    NEW ROADS - Allegations of voter fraud in New Roads Friday didn't come with any evidence to back them up. Mayor Robert Myer, who faces stiff re-election competition from Cornell Dukes, called a press conference Friday to accuse his opponent of trying to bribe or intimidate voters. He claimed... more »
  • Hot Tails: Oyster Rockefeller Burger check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    October 29, 2014 7:01 AM

    NEW ROADS - From Certi-fried Onion Rings to the "Swamp Thing" and Batchelor Bread Pudding, Hot Tails Chef Owen Hohl has brought you plenty of delicious recipes as our 2une In Chef of the Month. For his final segment, he made the restaurants' Oyster Rockefeller Burger. Here's what you... more »
  • Hot Tails: Gator Po-boy check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    October 22, 2014 7:33 AM

    NEW ROADS - Chef Owen Hohl from Hot Tails was back in the 2une In kitchen Wednesday for another appearance as our Chef of the Month. Blackened Alligator Po-boy was on the menu this morning. Ingredients: Tangy horseradish sauce: 2-parts mayo 1-part horseradish 1/2-part yellow mustard Blend all... more »
  • Harvest Festival on False River runs through Sunday check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    October 17, 2014 6:16 PM

    NEW ROADS - There will be an ample supply of fall fun to be had and lovely weather conditions to go with it this weekend at the Fourth Annual Harvest Festival on False River. People were already turning out to the downtown area in droves as of our 5... more »
  • ICYMI: Hot Tails' South Louisiana Style Red Bean Omelette

    October 15, 2014 11:19 AM

    BATON ROUGE - October Chef of the Month Owen Hohl of New Roads eatery Hot Tails returned to the 2une In Kitchen Wednesday to show off a hardcore South Louisiana Style omelette with red beans that the chef says is a standout item on the restaurant's weekend brunch menu. ... more »
  • Netting season gets early start at False River check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    October 7, 2014 6:38 PM

    NEW ROADS - Anglers are reeling in cash on False River after the commercial netting season opened a month early. Fishermen say the 30-day head start is crucial to their yearly income. The season usually lasts from November to February, giving commercial anglers a very small window of opportunity.... more »
  • False River rehab begins today check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    September 1, 2014 4:31 PM

    NEW ROADS - The drawdown of False River from 16 feet above sea level to 13.5 feet above sea level will begin Tuesday. The Pointe Coupee police jury will oversee the drawdown of the river which will take place over a three week period with the water level being... more »
  • Drawdown of False River to begin Sept. 2

    August 27, 2014 11:18 AM

    NEW ROADS - The Pointe Coupee Police Jury announced on Tuesday their selection of a Texas contracting company to conduct False River dredging projects with drawdown of the river to begin on Sept. 2. The police jury will oversee the drawdown of the river which will take place over... more »
  • Pointe Coupee drowning leads to safety proposal

    August 11, 2014 7:58 AM

    NEW ROADS - The recent drowning of a 19-year-old Morganza man has the Pointe Coupee Parish Police Jury considering installing flotation devices at public boat launches throughout the parish's three recreational waterways. But legal concerns could sink the proposal before it leaves the dock. Parish leaders learned last week the... more »
  • High school robotics team returns from international competition check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    August 7, 2014 8:23 AM

    NEW ROADS - The robotics team from Catholic High School of Pointe Coupee just returned from an international competition in Hawaii. Despite all of their success, the team is already looking forward to next year. CHSPC students Ian Landry and Cade Forbes stopped by 2une In this morning to talk... more »
  • New Roads urged to stop spending check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    July 14, 2014 5:01 PM

    NEW ROADS - An audit done on the city of New Roads is putting city officials under pressure to cut spending. Money's been spent on major projects to build up the city's infrastructure. An audit was done on the city's finances for the past year. It found the city... more »
  • Dog burned, left for dead, now needs loving home check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    July 11, 2014 10:33 PM

    NEW ROADS - Animal lovers are crying foul after a dog was burned with chemicals and left for dead. "He smelled like death," Pointe Coupee Parish Animal Shelter adoption director Carol Vincent said. "If you've moved things off the side of the road, he smelled worse than that." ... more »
  • Boaters celebrate Fourth of July on False River check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    July 4, 2014 3:10 PM

    NEW ROADS - Many boaters took advantage of the beautiful Fourth of July weather by cruising False River. B.J. Burnett brought his sons and their friends out for a tubing trip. Burnett says it's nice to make memories on the water. "Just out here on the river having... more »
  • New playground in New Roads check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    June 21, 2014 5:25 PM

    NEW ROADS- Volunteers spent part of the weekend building a playground. The area is part of a larger complex and is set to open next month. Some people hope the playground will serve as a tool to keep kids busy during the summer. "It's very needed. The closest... more »
  • Senator Landrieu: EPA is full of "unelected bureaucrats" check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    June 9, 2014 9:21 PM

    NEW ROADS - Senator Mary Landrieu called officials at the Environmental Protection Agency "unelected bureaucrats" and urged her cohorts in Congress to block the agency's plan to reduce carbon emissions. "[The] EPA doesn't have the authority, and I think Congress should take the responsibility, to set energy policy," Senator... more »
  • Deacon blesses boats on False River

    May 25, 2014 4:59 PM

    NEW ROADS - The Pointe Coupee Kiwanis Club held its annual blessing of the boats on False River Sunday. One after the other boaters passed down False River for a blessing from a deacon with the summer boating season underway. Deacon Bob McDonner says he's seen quite a few... more »
  • New Roads to get seniors involved

    May 22, 2014 6:58 AM

    NEW ROADS - City of New Roads Mayor Robert Myer has announced a Senior Citizens Employment Program. It will give people 62-years and older the chance to earn more, use their skills and develop new ones, all while doing meaningful work in the city. Twelve people will be chosen... more »
  • New Roads receives playground grant

    April 28, 2014 4:42 PM

    NEW ROADS - The city of New Roads announced Monday that they received a $15,000 grant to build a new playground, and asked for the public's help with the construction. The grant, part of a nationwide project called "Let's Play", will cover the costs of playground equipment for the... more »
  • Antiques, food and more at Market at the Mill check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    April 10, 2014 10:11 AM

    NEW ROADS - You can get your hands on antique furniture and rugs, pottery, collectibles, delicious food and more this weekend at the Market at the Mill in Historic New Roads. The market will be open Friday and Saturday from 10:00 a.m.- 5:00 p.m. and Sunday from Sunday from... more »
  • Officer suspended for alleged drunk drivng crash check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    April 8, 2014 4:47 PM

    NEW ROADS - Three Pointe Coupee Sheriff's deputies have been suspended without pay, and a New Roads Police officer is suspended indefinitely over an alleged drunk driving crash and how it was investigated. It's a story the News 2 Investigative Unit first reported on last week. Investigators said the... more »
  • Search underway for missing New Roads woman check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    March 28, 2014 2:33 PM

    NEW ROADS- Authorities in Pointe Coupee Parish are searching for a New Roads woman who went missing Thursday night. Isla "May" Lazare was last seen around 10 p.m. at Lakeview Nursing Home, where she lives. Lazare suffers from Alzheimer's Disease, as well as other medical conditions. If... more »
  • Handcuffed firefighter on 911 call hires attorney check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    March 27, 2014 4:47 PM

    NEW ROADS- The firefighter who was detained and handcuffed for not moving his firetruck while he was at a 911 call has hired attorney Jill Craft. It comes after News 2 broke the story and the State Fire Marshal launched an investigation into the matter. On Thursday a detectives... more »
  • Fireman handcuffed after responding to 911 call check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    March 25, 2014 5:19 PM

    NEW ROADS - A New Roads Police Officer may have violated the law when he handcuffed and detained a volunteer firefighter and first responder Monday night during an emergency. Witnesses said it stemmed from the firefighter refusing to move his fire truck because he was rendering aid to the... more »
  • New Roads 5th Annual Spring Street Festival check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    March 13, 2014 10:18 AM

    NEW ROADS - Mayor Robert Myer visited 2une In Thursday to talk about New Roads 5th Annual Spring Street Festival. The classic car show is on Saturday, March 15th from 9:00 a.m.-3:00 p.m. in downtown New Roads. Part of proceeds benefit the Point Coupee Homebound Health and Hospice. ... more »
  • Light turnout for New Roads Mardi Gras parades check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    March 4, 2014 5:19 PM

    NEW ROADS - Parade organizers in New Roads said crowds for this year's Mardi Gras could go down as the lightest in history. "It's never this deserted," said Michelle Porche, who braved the cold temperatures and ice to enjoy what the city says is the second-oldest Mardi Gras parade... more »
  • State working to restore False River fishing check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    January 22, 2014 5:57 PM

    NEW ROADS - A council created by the state legislature is working to restore fishing in False River. Today the False River Watershed Council (FRWC) held an open house in New Roads to discuss progress to create fish habitats and plans to reduce silt in the oxbow lake. ... more »
  • Pre-K student left on bus, found walking the streets check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    December 16, 2013 10:32 PM

    NEW ROADS - A school bus driver and his aid have been suspended after a 5-year-old boy was left on a Pointe Coupee Parish school bus for hours Monday. Sebastian Stevens Jr. fell asleep on his morning ride to Rosenwall Elementary. The driver finished delivering all the kids but... more »
  • New Roads, parish at odds over trash collection

    September 23, 2013 8:33 AM

    NEW ROADS - Three months after authorizing the Pointe Coupee Parish Police Jury president to sign a new five-year contract for trash pickup, jurors face the possibility of having to renegotiate the deal with Progressive Waste Solutions. The reason is a move by New Roads to broker its own... more »
  • Investigation into New Roads arsons continues

    September 19, 2013 10:22 AM

    NEW ROADS - Investigators continued their search this morning for clues and suspects in a series of fires set in New Roads since Monday. Authorities arrested one suspect, 19-year-old Nick Powell, last night. They believe he set at least two of the seven fires which destroyed homes and structures... more »
  • One arrested for New Roads arsons

    September 18, 2013 7:45 PM

    NEW ROADS- Authorities said one person has been arrested, accused of setting two houses on fire over the last few days. State Fire Marshal Butch Browning said more arrests are expected. In the last two days, seven homes have burned. Six may be connected to an arsonist investigators... more »
  • New Roads man arrested for child sex trafficking

    September 18, 2013 2:39 PM

    Baton Rouge- A New Roads man has been arrested for trafficking a juvenile for sex. That's according to the Attorney General's office. Along with child sex trafficking, police charged 48 year-old John Wayne Garon with human trafficking, and contributing to the delinquency of a juvenile by sexual immoral acts.... more »
  • Multiple house fires investigated in New Roads check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    September 18, 2013 7:54 AM

    NEW ROADS - Investigators used dogs and other methods to check the scenes of several house fires in New Roads this morning which are suspected to be part of a string of arsons. Fire investigators said seven homes in and around New Roads burned in the last two days.... more »
  • Victim recovering after shooting in New Roads

    August 7, 2013 10:55 AM

    NEW ROADS - Police say a man shot recently in New Roads continues to recover, and that they have a person of interest in the case. It happened early Tuesday morning on Singletary Street, according to New Roads Police. They said the victim was shot multiple times, and taken... more »
  • No injunction in parish road tax

    July 31, 2013 4:47 PM

    NEW ROADS - A judge today did not grant a request by the town of New Roads to halt a tax increase from being enacted in Pointe Coupee Parish. The town's mayor, Robert Myer, said they would appeal the decision. At issue is a millage increase which would... more »
  • Convicted bus driver could still drive check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    July 26, 2013 6:02 PM

    NEW ROADS- John Cline, a Pointe Coupee Justice of the Peace, who also drives school buses for the parish, was sentenced to 30 days in jail alongside a five year suspended sentence for stealing from a Livonia grocery store in 2011. Cline's attorney filed an appeal immediately after the... more »
  • New Roads property tax battle heats up check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    July 19, 2013 6:17 PM

    NEW ROADS - Workers are paving streets all over New Roads and Connie Hurst's block is one of them. "We needed to go wider, which I see that they're doing," she says, "It would benefit a lot." The Pointe Coupee Parish Police Jury says a measure it passed... more »
  • Mayor files injunction against parish roads tax

    July 18, 2013 4:59 PM

    NEW ROADS - The mayor of New Roads filed today to have a judge stop the Pointe Coupee Parish Police Jury from doubling the millage rates for people in the city. Mayor Robert Myer said in a press release the increase was "unconstitutional" and "unfair" for the people of... more »
  • New business corridor opens in New Roads check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    July 17, 2013 5:22 PM

    NEW ROADS - It's been open less than a day, but Memorial Boulevard in New Roads is already the talk of the town. "It should have been here a long time ago," one New Roads resident told News 2. The road is just a few miles long, and... more »
  • Former Globetrotter helps people "Beat the Heat" check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    May 31, 2013 5:52 PM

    NEW ROADS - A former pro basketball player is helping people in Pointe Coupee Parish beat the heat. James "Big Brown" Joseph and his friends will give out free fans and AC units this weekend to people in need. "It's very hot in the summer time in Louisiana... more »
  • New Roads disputes jury's road tax move

    May 22, 2013 10:15 AM

    NEW ROADS - The City Council has approved a resolution asking the Pointe Coupee Parish Police Jury to overturn a resolution it recently adopted seeking to raise the amount of taxes residents pay for street and road improvements. The council's action came at the request of Mayor Robert Myer,... more »
  • Community gathers for slain grandmother

    May 3, 2013 10:48 PM

    NEW ROADS- Family and friends of an elderly woman, beaten to death, joined each other in a somber memorial service. Beulah Morris, 91, was found dead in her home nearly two weeks ago. Authorities said her grandson murdered her, left her in a pool of her own blood, and... more »
  • Man accused of beating death no stranger to the law check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    April 26, 2013 6:15 PM

    NEW ROADS - Friends of a 91-year-old woman found beaten to death in her home say there were problems long before the man accused of killing her, was arrested. Beulah Morris was found dead lying in a pool of her own blood Tuesday. Last night her grandson, 24-year-old Brandon... more »

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