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  • Homeowner shot at by intruders check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    September 25, 2015 7:36 PM

    ST. HELENA- A rash of burglaries are hitting an area north of Greensburg. On Thursday, one resident was shot at after discovering three intruders in her driveway. The resident did not want to be identified, but said she had her two-year-old son in the backseat of her vehicle when... more »
  • E. Feliciana tax renewal to be on upcoming ballot check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    August 6, 2015 5:59 PM

    CLINTON - This week the East Feliciana Parish School Board voted to put three tax renewals on the ballot. The taxes up for renewal are a 17 mill property tax and two 1 cent sales taxes. Most of the money gotten from the taxes will go toward salaries and... more »
  • Landlords file sewage claims with city of Baton Rouge check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    June 25, 2015 6:17 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Four apartment owners whose sewer lines were backed up in April are waiting for a settlement from the city of Baton Rouge to cover the damage it caused, a situation that's also causing red ink to overflow in the city's budget. Since 2006 the city-parish has... more »
  • Residents concerned over vehicle break-ins check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    June 17, 2015 6:29 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Ten burglaries have been reported to have happened at the Palisades at Jaguar City apartment complex on Scenic Highway, according to the Baton Rouge Police Department. "They knew exactly where the clippers were, and they probably knew the person," said Brenda Shelton, who didn't want to... more »
  • State sales tax exemption on hurricane items begins Saturday check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    May 29, 2015 6:30 PM

    BATON ROUGE - It's a tax free weekend for Louisiana residents interested in purchasing hurricane supplies on Saturday and Sunday. The state sales tax holiday kicks off at 12:01 a.m. Saturday morning and comes to a close at 11:59 p.m. Sunday night. "This is a good opportunity for... more »
  • Water to be cut off for residents delinquent on sewer fees check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    May 28, 2015 6:27 PM

    ST. GABRIEL- Residents who are delinquent on their sewer user fees will find their taps running dry on July 1. Mayor Lionel Johnson said he's given residents in the city fair warning. Over the past few years, the Investigative Unit has showed you unpaid sewer fees have accounted for... more »
  • Neighbors react to dead LSU students check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    April 26, 2015 7:53 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Brandy Prater lives just feet from where Anton Joe, 25, and Ishita Maity, 28, were found unresponsive. It happened at Cambridge West apartments in Tigerland, early Sunday morning. "It was pretty scary to open my door and see this. I thought I was about to... more »
  • Baker cracks down on blight check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    April 24, 2015 6:52 PM

    BAKER - The city of Baker is cracking down on blight. Officials went over a list of five properties that were recommended to the council for condemnation at last week's council meeting. One property is on Buchanan St., and the other four are on Chamberlain St. "There's a... more »
  • West Baton Rouge residents rejoice in sales tax increase failure

    March 29, 2015 6:53 PM

    WEST BATON ROUGE - Voters made sure they cast their vote in Saturday's election to turn down a half cent sales tax increase. "The taxes were never as high as it is right now," said Wendell Hamilton, a resident in the parish for over four decades. Hamilton said... more »
  • Questions raised over judge's actions check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    February 16, 2015 4:04 PM

    BAKER - A group of residents in Baker claim they are being intimidated by a City Court judge. The group claimed Judge Kirk Williams is doing so because his wife, Shona Boxie Williams, is a school board member who is the group's target for a recall petition. They said... more »
  • Texas Brine wants to stop paying Bayou Corne residents

    February 16, 2015 11:34 AM

    BAYOU CORNE - Texas Brine Co. is asking the Louisiana Office of Conservation to allow it to stop $875 evacuation assistance checks the company pays weekly to a few remaining residents and property owners in Bayou Corne. The Houston-based company has been making the payments at a total cost of... more »
  • St. Francisville bridge to be replaced, so residents aren't stranded

    February 8, 2015 6:55 PM

    ST. FRANCISVILLE - Some residents who live off of Graham road have to cross the bridge in order to get to their homes. If the bridge goes out or needs emergency repair, it could leave people who live behind it stranded. Graham Road Bridge is on the agenda,... more »
  • Zachary bridge to get repairs in late spring check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    January 29, 2015 5:41 PM

    ZACHARY - A bridge which has been shut down for nearly two years has got some residents getting impatient. The parish said they're on schedule with the process of getting a replacement at the Milldale Road bridge that's over Beaver Creek. Some residents said it's taking too long.... more »
  • New library in the works for St. Helena Parish check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    January 28, 2015 5:07 PM

    ST. HELENA - A new library is in the works for St. Helena Parish. After complaints the current library was too small to serve the entire parish, officials went to the state to ask for funds. "Through capital outlay and appropriations, they gave us enough funds to start... more »
  • Baker looking for other ways to keep finances afloat check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    January 14, 2015 5:26 PM

    BAKER - City officials in Baker will have a special meeting this week to discuss ways to solve the city's money problems. Councilwoman Joyce Burgess called for what she said will be a "brainstorming" meeting after the council turned down a water rate increase. The council voted 4-1 to... more »
  • Matherne's Downtown an oasis in a food desert check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    January 5, 2015 5:56 PM

    BATON ROUGE- The new Matherne's Market on 3rd street downtown opened its doors today as eager customers got their first look inside the new supermarket. "I just kind of jumped up and down like I was at a football game when I saw it was open, because I've been... more »
  • Zachary removes eyesores from neighborhoods

    December 17, 2014 6:18 PM

    ZACHARY - Residents are excited the city is removing eyesores and junk vehicles from around town. "Clean up all of these old raggedy cars just sitting up there. (It's) not doing them any service, so you know it's not doing me any service just sitting there," said Bobby Williams... more »
  • Baker council to vote to introduce ordinance to increase water rates

    December 14, 2014 6:20 PM

    BAKER - The city council will vote to introduce an ordinance to raise water rates at Tuesday's meeting. Councilwoman Joyce Burgess said she's dedicated to "moving the city forward," and wants to do what's best for residents. If a decision isn't made soon, the city's fire department rating... more »
  • Iberville residents welcome 24-hour paramedic coverage check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    December 3, 2014 3:57 PM

    ST. GABRIEL - Residents with medical emergencies on the east bank of Iberville Parish are about to experience shorter wait times to see paramedics. Parish leaders cut the ribbon on a new ambulance facility that will provide 24-hour paramedic coverage for St. Gabriel and towns nearby. Sally Gentry is... more »
  • Traffic calming test leaves residents undecided check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    November 6, 2014 6:13 PM

    BATON ROUGE - A plan that some people are hoping will lessen traffic and make streets safer has kicked into full gear. It's called the Traffic Calming Test, and the city started it Tuesday by putting one way street signs and lowered speed limits in certain areas. They plan... more »
  • Chief: Water rate increase needed for public safety check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    October 22, 2014 6:52 PM

    BAKER - Once again, changes in water bills for Baker residents are on the table for discussion. Chief of Police Mike Knaps said he's proposing that the city council increase the base water rate from $9 to between $15 and $20 in order to make up for cuts to... more »
  • Shootings leave EBR neigbhorhoods on edge check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    October 2, 2014 5:57 PM

    BATON ROUGE - A triple shooting just hours apart from each other have some people on edge, or finding new places to live. One happened in the 4100 block of Cannon Street and left a 24-year-old man dead. Another happened in the 6200 block of Callahan Street; that victim... more »
  • Sewer rates to drop for W. Feliciana residents check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    August 14, 2014 5:25 PM

    ST. FRANCISVILLE - A sewage fee is raising a major stink in West Feliciana, and a change could be coming soon. The current sewage system in the parish requires people to pay a $2,400 hookup fee to turn on new service to a location. That's leading some residents to... more »
  • Zachary residents frustrated over road delays check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    July 16, 2014 6:36 PM

    ZACHARY - Frustrations are mounting with Zachary residents who live along Rollins Road. The reconstruction of the road started late last year and was supposed to be finished in June. However, the construction company the city contracted said they ran into delays. Residents just want the road to... more »
  • La. residents slowly signing up for health insurance

    October 9, 2013 2:29 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Insurance companies say they're seeing a slow increase of people in Louisiana signing up for health insurance plans through the federally-run marketplace. But people are still having trouble accessing the website, and the numbers of insurance enrollees in the state remain low. Vantage Health Plan is one... more »
  • New Orleans population gaining out of state residents

    September 27, 2013 11:40 AM

    NEW ORLEANS - New Orleans is showing a sharp increase in the number of people moving to the city from out of state. U.S. Census Bureau data shows about eight percent of Orleans Parish residents have lived there less than a year, with half of those from out of... more »
  • Some frustrated over Port Allen mayor's inaction check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    September 23, 2013 5:15 PM

    PORT ALLEN - Some residents in Port Allen are frustrated over eyesores that are beginning to build up in their neighborhoods. According to city leaders, at least seven blighted properties in Port Allen are in various states of decomposition, because the city can't press forward with demolition due to... more »
  • Residents want Watson to become a city check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    July 20, 2013 6:34 PM

    WATSON - Residents in Watson have started a petition to make the community a city. They want more say-so in parish issues. A group called Neighbors in Action (NIA) held a drive-thru petition signing Saturday to collect signatures. "Things are changing out here. They know they're changing quickly,... more »
  • Town curfew extended further, ACLU calls it unconstitutional check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    July 10, 2013 9:55 PM

    CLINTON - Town leaders extended a measure to reduce crime even though some groups call it imprisonment of residents. "We looked at the numbers, and it's like 60 percent less crime," Clinton Police Chief Fredrick Dunn said. Dunn, the town's mayor and council agreed to put a curfew... more »
  • Cause of gas line explosion still under investigation check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    June 18, 2013 7:03 AM

    FRANKLINTON - A pre-dawn gas line explosion shook residents out of their beds in a rural, wooded area of Washington Parish, briefly knocking out power to thousands of people but not injuring anybody. State Trooper Nicholas Manale says an 80-foot section of 30-inch pipeline ruptured about 5:30 a.m. Tuesday southeast... more »
  • Entire town under curfew for summer nights

    June 11, 2013 9:59 PM

    CLINTON - A small town in East Feliciana Parish is taking a drastic measure to stop crime. The Clinton mayor, the entire city council and the police chief have decided to implement a curfew for anyone in the town. The curfew started May 30th and will last until... more »
  • Pastor wants dangerous highway curve changed to save lives check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    June 5, 2013 10:29 PM

    PRAIRIEVILLE - A dangerous curve on Highway 431 near Valentine Road in Ascension Parish is getting a closer look, and residents complaints are finally being heard. The Department of Transportation says they'll look into the road that curls 90 degrees in a 200 yard stretch after people complained to... more »
  • Residents urged to pre-apply for disaster food aid

    June 1, 2013 10:40 AM

    BATON ROUGE, La. - With the start of the 2013 hurricane season, Louisiana officials are urging residents to pre-apply online for disaster food benefits. The Disaster Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program, formerly called disaster food stamps, provides food assistance for eligible households that do not get regular benefits and need help... more »
  • River drowning triggers local response check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    May 28, 2013 5:53 PM

    WATSON - A day after Jacques Demare, 21, drowned while tubing down the Amite River, residents in the area are asking for more eyes on the water to keep the river cleaner and safer. Aaron Ott has lived on the edge of the water for nearly a decade. ... more »
  • Funding needed for parish shelter and animal population control check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    April 11, 2013 10:16 PM

    LIVINGSTON - Livingston Parish residents and leaders agree the stray-animal population is out-of-control and changes to their shelter are needed. "Just in my district, I've seen thousands of stray animals just walking door to door," parish councilman Chance Parent said. "We're terrified every morning," resident Donna Herbert said.... more »
  • E. Feliciana split over proposed tax to fund schools check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    April 5, 2013 5:42 PM

    CLINTON - A tax proposal East Feliciana Parish residents will vote on Saturday has leaders torn down the middle. School Board Superintendent Henderson Lewis Jr. wants a $4 million proposed tax to raise money for the parish's struggling school system, which isn't meeting state requirements. "Even though we're... more »
  • Ascension to get increased flood protection

    March 25, 2013 7:50 AM

    GONZALES - Ascension Parish officials hope two major drainage projects will provide parish residents with increased flood protection. A floodgate, which will help alleviate backwater flooding from the Amite River, is expected to be finished next spring, while a sixth pump at Marvin Braud could go online within the next... more »
  • Residents begin cleanup after tornado check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    December 11, 2012 3:16 PM

    BAKER - Residents spent the day assessing damage and cleaning up their properties following a tornado that tore through parts of Alsen and Baker. Carey Lee and some of his neighbors told News 2 they only had seconds to react when they heard the sound of a train. ... more »
  • Bayou Corne residents worried about drilling plans

    August 14, 2012 10:20 AM

    BAYOU CORNE - Work is underway to begin drilling a relief well near the Assumption Parish sinkhole this week, and residents are concerned about what the drilling could mean for them. Many are still worried about the risks of drilling into a cavern near the slurry area in Bayou... more »
  • Six Ascension Parish residents arrested

    August 10, 2012 4:31 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Ascension Parish Sheriff Jeff Wiley reported six arrests in connection with the operation, production and distribution of methamphetamine. Deputies were told a residence in Galvez was manufacturing and distributing methamphetamine on August 10th. Deputies searched the residence and found two methamphetamine labs, methamphetamine, marijuana and a... more »
  • East Feliciana, Livingston residents sentenced for fraud

    August 1, 2012 2:50 PM

    BATON ROUGE - An East Feliciana Parish couple and four women from Livingston Parish have been sentenced for taking nearly $100,000 in ineligible food and child care assistance benefits. James and Luchan Myles, both of Clinton, pled no contest to charges of illegally obtaining $35,823 in Supplemental Nutrition Assistance... more »
  • Grand Isle to residents, visitors: conserve water

    July 4, 2012 6:42 AM

    GRAND ISLE - Jefferson Parish officials are asking Grand Isle residents and visitors to use as little water as possible for the next few days because a water transmission line in Bayou Barataria is leaking. A news release says a diver will examine the line and Blanchard Contractors will... more »
  • Baton Rouge residents react to immigration change check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    June 15, 2012 7:16 PM

    BATON ROUGE - President Barack Obama's announced change to U. S. immigration policies could potentially impact hundreds of people living and working in Louisiana. The change would allow certain young undocumented immigrants to stay in the U. S., if they came into the country while they were younger than... more »
  • Residents, businesses benefit from ExxonMobil oil spill

    June 5, 2012 5:54 PM

    LIVONIA- After an estimated 80,000 gallons of oil were cleaned up in Pointe Coupee Parish, residents and businesses are seeing a big benefit from ExxonMobil's cleanup effort. "I'm well pleased with Exxon and all their employees," said Melva Williams, who lives near the spill site, "If I had another... more »
  • Evacuated residents want compensation after fire

    May 29, 2012 10:15 AM

    ERWINVILLE - Some West Baton Rouge Parish residents forced from their homes because of a chemical fire say the Air Liquide company owes them. Authorities evacuated residents living within a mile around the Air Liquide facility after a fire last week ignited several acetylene containers in the plant. Several... more »
  • Residents can't go home yet

    May 22, 2012 10:00 AM

    BATON ROUGE - As crews continue to investigate a fire and explosion at Air Liquide Chemical Plant in West Baton Rouge, more than a hundred people are not allowed back in their homes. We'll have more on where they had to stay last night and an update on what's... more »
  • Metairie residents complain about 1-10 noise

    May 22, 2012 7:52 AM

    METAIRIE - State highway officials have asked the original contractor that install Interstate 10 sound walls in Metairie to come up with a fix following complaints from residents. Mike Stack, district administrator of the state Department of Transportation and Development, says the Federal Highway Administration is on board, a necessary... more »
  • Publc hearings set on proposed road project

    May 10, 2012 3:43 PM

    GONZALES - Ascension residents will get a chance to voice their opinions regarding a proposed Parish Road Program. Two public hearings will be held starting next week. The road program would be funded by a half-cent sales tax that will go before parish voters on the November ballot,... more »
  • Residents get say in Livingston Parish growth

    April 9, 2012 10:21 AM

    DENHAM SPRINGS-- Monday night will be the first in a series of meetings to determine the future of Livingston Parish. Leaders there are working on a comprehensive master plan for the area, and they want input from people who live there. Monday night at 6:00, people will be able... more »
  • Colorado firefighters battling wildfire west of Denver

    March 29, 2012 11:22 AM

    CONIFER - Firefighters in Colorado are trying to get a wildfire burning west of Denver contained enough to allow displaced residents to safely return to their homes. About 900 homes have been evacuated. The fire started after crews lost control of a burn intended to reduce the risk of... more »
  • Bed bugs bugging BR retirement complex check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    March 26, 2012 10:03 PM

    BATON ROUGE- Bed bugs are biting at a retirement complex downtown. Operators of Catholic-Presbyterian Apartments say they've been bugged by the insects for a year. Twelve cases were handled at the 195-unit building last year, five so far this year. Residents tell News 2 the bugs are crawling... more »
  • Area residents dealing with mosquito problem

    March 8, 2012 2:54 PM

    Baton Rouge- Mosquitoes are bad now, but they are about to get worse, as area residents are trying to fight the bite. Local entomologist say you can help get rid of them by wearing protective clothing or by spraying insect repellent with deet. The mosquitoes out right now... more »
  • Darkest Places airs tonight at 10 check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    February 15, 2012 4:25 PM

    BATON ROUGE - When the sun goes down some Baton Rouge neighborhoods are literally left in the dark. Not all street lights can penetrate through the cover of darkness leaving some residents concerned about their safety. Joggers and bikers are concerned too, wondering whether they would be seen... more »
  • Lower 9th Ward residents doubt they'll benefit from BCS game check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    December 28, 2011 5:15 PM

    NEW ORLEANS- Residents in the Lower Ninth Ward of New Orleans are happy to see the Big Easy benefit from all the big games in the Superdome in the coming weeks. However, they are skeptical about whether they will actually see a trickle down effect from it. At Pugh's... more »
  • More La. residents relying on food stamps

    December 23, 2011 3:23 AM

    LIVINGSTON, La. (AP) - The face of Louisianians on food stamps has changed and broadened with the worsened economy in a state mired in poverty and repeatedly hit by disasters. Recipients now include college graduates, two-parent households, elderly residents with growing medical bills and the working poor. For hundreds of... more »
  • New trash collection schedule for Denham Springs residents

    December 5, 2011 2:52 AM

    DENHAM SPRINGS - Residents in Denham Springs can expect to see changes in their trash and recycling collection schedules. Beginning today, residents living west of Range Ave. will have garbage collection on Monday and Thursday. Trash service for oversized items will only be collected on Mondays. more »
  • Apartment residents on edge after rapist warning

    November 30, 2011 6:39 PM

    BATON ROUGE - People living near LSU's campus told News 2 they're on edge after two attacks on young women in the area. Sgt. Don Kelly said a woman was raped early Tuesday morning outside her Stanford Avenue apartment. The suspect matched the description of another attack a week... more »
  • Apartment fire displaces 20 people in Port Allen check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    November 29, 2011 5:51 AM

    PORT ALLEN - A fire tore through an apartment complex in Port Allen this morning. Eight units of the Katherine Square Apartments units on North 14th Street were damaged. The Red Cross is currently assisting more than 20 people displaced by the fire. No word on what... more »
  • Residents displaced in Baton Rouge duplex fire

    October 18, 2011 2:22 PM

    BATON ROUGE - An accidental kitchen fire is to blame for a fire that forced out a number of residents of their single-story duplex home today in Baton Rouge. It happened just after 11 Tuesday morning in the 41000 block of Southpark. The kitchen and living room suffered... more »
  • Brusly residents concerned about leftover debris

    September 1, 2011 10:16 PM

    BATON ROUGE- In West Baton Rouge Parish, people are worried about what's left behind from the last thunderstorm, and what it could do with a storm blowing in this weekend. Piles of debris that vary from some the size of school-aged children, to others as high as a house,... more »
  • Residents call for better care of animals at feed store in Port Allen

    August 17, 2011 5:48 PM

    PORT ALLEN- The West Baton Rouge Parish President says animals at a feed store in Port Allen are, at times, being neglected. Parish President Riley Berthelot plans to meet with the District Attorney tomorrow to discuss charging the store owner with animal cruelty. Animals were seized by Animal Control... more »
  • Butte LaRose residents must evacuate tomorrow

    May 23, 2011 6:05 PM

    BUTTE LaROSE - Butte LaRose residents must be out of their homes or camps by tomorrow at noon. St. Martin Parish leaders postponed the mandatory evacuation because the water is rising slower than expected. The evacuation was originally scheduled for Saturday. John and Janell Mitchell own a camp... more »
  • Flood preparation creates lots of work in St. Landry Parish

    May 16, 2011 5:09 PM

    KROTZ SPRINGS - Some people in the Three Mile Lake area of St. Landry Parish are doing everything they can to save their property, including raising them almost a full story off the ground. Rita Hernandez and her husband paid a contractor to raise a house in their campground... more »
  • Mandatory evacuation order for some of St. Landry Parish

    May 14, 2011 5:03 PM

    OPELOUSAS - Residents in some areas of St. Landry Parish are being told to evacuate by the parish president. President Don Menard put out a mandatory evacuation order for all residents in the Basin south of LA 190 to be out of the area by 5 p.m. Sunday. This... more »
  • Sand bags available for Stephensville-Belle River residents

    May 9, 2011 6:25 PM

    STEPHENSVILLE, La- Some people in Stephensville, in Saint Martin Parish, are piling sand bags to protect their homes. Despite a notice to self-evacuate, some people say they don't plan on leaving, others say they're waiting for the water to rise. With help from family, Wayne Rink started bagging sand... more »
  • Stephensville-Belle River residents urged to self-evacuate

    May 7, 2011 2:43 PM

    St. Martinville, La.- Due to the impending high water levels expected from the rising water of the Mississippi and Atchafalaya Rivers, residents in the Stephensville-Belle River area are being urged to self-evacuate. All valuable possessions should be moved to higher ground prior to evacuation and all water, gas, and electricity... more »
  • FEMA trailer residents face $800 monthly fine

    May 1, 2011 12:57 PM

    NEW ORLEANS- Fines of $800 a month kicked in Sunday for more than 350 Louisiana families still living in FEMA trailers. The Times-Picayune reports 40 percent of the stragglers are located in New Orleans, where city officials continue their push to levy additional fines against residents who haven't managed... more »
  • Income tax deadline pushed back for La. residents

    January 8, 2011 10:33 AM

    BATON ROUGE - Louisiana residents have one more day to prepare their income taxes this year. State officials have set a May 16 filing deadline for Louisiana indvidual income tax returns. The Department of Revenue normally sets a May 15 deadline, but that date falls on a Sunday this... more »

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