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  • 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 »
  • Thousands celebrate Mardi Gras in New Roads 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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" 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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" 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 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 »
  • Grandson arrested in grandmother's beating death Play Video

    April 25, 2013 7:51 PM

    NEW ROADS - Sheriff's deputies arrested the grandson of a 91-year-old woman who was found beaten to death earlier this week. Sheriff "Bud" Torres said Brandon Battley, 24, killed Beulah Morris. He faces murder charges in the case. Morris was found dead in a pool of blood, covered... more »
  • 91-year-old found dead in locked home Play Video

    April 24, 2013 6:17 PM

    NEW ROADS - Sheriff's deputies are trying to figure out why someone beat a 91-year-old woman to death in New Roads. Family members found Beulah Morris on the floor of her home yesterday. She was lying in a pool of blood, covered with a blanket. "It's so hard,... more »
  • Security upgrades coming to Pointe Coupee schools

    March 28, 2013 8:55 AM

    NEW ROADS - The Pointe Coupee Parish Sheriff's Office has submitted a school crisis response plan to the school board outlining new security recommendations to better protect the district's five campuses. Sheriff Bud Torres also handed the board a proposal on Wednesday to spend about $120,000 a year to hire... more »
  • Pointe Coupee jury votes on drainage fee

    March 13, 2013 8:51 AM

    NEW ROADS - The Pointe Coupee Parish Police Jury has voted to impose a $2.50 drainage and maintenance fee on parish residents, but whether it actually passed won't be clear until the jury's next meeting. That's because the jury's attorney, John Wayne Jewell, said he will have to consult with... more »
  • Town leaders urging residents for Code Red Play Video

    March 8, 2013 5:19 PM

    NEW ROADS - The city of New Roads is sounding a code red. "It's a way to communicate," Mayor Robert Myer said. His office is pushing an alert system that calls residents home and cell phones and sends text messages, instead of the old system that only called land... more »
  • Police juror says city should pay for sewage issue Play Video

    March 7, 2013 5:54 PM

    NEW ROADS - Water gets pretty high on Coretta Drive after heavy rains. Back in January, some of it ended up in Josie Lewis' bathroom. "I went into my bathroom and I was like what is this odor? It was sewage," Lewis told News 2. Her landlord, Pointe... more »
  • Mardi Gras parades roll on, draw crowds despite rain Play Video

    February 12, 2013 10:25 AM

    NEW ROADS - Though it thinned the crowds which normally lined lining the streets of New Roads for the town's annual parades, the chance of bad weather didn't stop Louis Daigle. Daigle brought a sign which read "50 percent chance of rain." It helped explain why he was also... more »
  • New Roads parades should roll as scheduled Play Video

    February 11, 2013 5:54 PM

    NEW ROADS - The two parades scheduled to roll in New Roads for Fat Tuesday will proceed despite threats of rain, according to parade organizers. Organizers said they'll cede any decision to postpone the parade to the mayor of New Roads, who may make a decision tomorrow morning. ... more »
  • Police investigating spat between two elected leaders Play Video

    February 6, 2013 4:46 PM

    NEW ROADS - A long-time police juror in Pointe Coupee Parish is alleging one of his colleagues tried to run him over with his SUV after a heated council meeting last month. Russell Young said he narrowly escaped death that night. "I attempted to cross the street and... more »
  • LSP: Fog may be factor in deadly wreck Play Video

    February 5, 2013 6:21 PM

    NEW ROADS - State Police say 38-year-old Jody Harris of Ventress died after colliding with a school bus this morning. Harris, who investigators said was wearing a seatbelt at the time, drifted into oncoming traffic while rounding a curve on Hwy. 415 near Chenal Rd and hit a bus... more »
  • State Police identify woman killed in wreck with bus Play Video

    February 5, 2013 7:56 AM

    NEW ROADS - State Police said a Ventress woman died after a head-on collision with a school bus this morning in Pointe Coupee Parish. Investigators said heavy fog may have been a factor in the death of Jody T. Harris, 38. Law enforcement were called to the scene... more »
  • Some want tougher rules for bullies Play Video

    January 22, 2013 9:39 PM

    NEW ROADS- School districts are setting-up new rules for dealing with bullies after state lawmakers passed a series of laws in the 2012 Legislative Session. But, not everyone thinks the laws are strict enough. "Let's get into the schools and find out how many of the kids know... more »
  • Rising waters causes a stink in New Roads neighborhood Play Video

    January 10, 2013 6:43 PM

    NEW ROADS- As rain drops fall, the waters are creeping closer and closer to Josie Lewis' home. But surprisingly that's not what's really bothering her. "I went into my bathroom and I was like ‘what is this odor?'" she said. "It was sewage." Some of the water... more »
  • FEMA center opens in Pointe Coupee Parish

    October 22, 2012 10:27 AM

    NEW ROADS - FEMA workers opened a Disaster Recovery Center in Pointe Coupee Parish this morning to help people there file for help dealing with damage caused by Hurricane Isaac. The center opens at 11 a.m. today at the Scott Civic Center in New Roads, with regular hours of... more »
  • Former WBR Deputy: "I was not the snitch" Play Video

    July 23, 2012 4:37 PM

    NEW ROADS- A former West Baton Rouge Parish Sheriff's Deputy sounded off about what happened to him at a rally for Terri Parker's family. He was reassigned last week after News 2 uncovered issues at the West Baton Rouge Parish Detention Center that have many people questioning whether a... more »

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