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  • Wanted robber caught in Texas

    December 7, 2014 2:50 PM

    BEAUMONT, Texas - A man wanted for robbery by Walker police since October was finally caught in Beaumont Texas. Dennis Shampine was the subject of a manhunt that in the woods between Livingston and East Baton Rouge parishes. He faces charges of robbery, battery, and failure to register... more »
  • Two dead in head-on crash

    December 4, 2014 6:43 PM

    WALKER - Two people died and a rural highway in Livingston Parish was closed for hours Thursday after a head-on collision. The wreck happened shortly after 6 p.m. on Walker South Road about a mile south of I-12. Investigators said the only people affected by the crash were... more »
  • Police: Woman killed in car crash Livingston Parish

    November 2, 2014 11:56 AM

    WALKER - Police say a single car crash killed a woman early Sunday morning. It happened on Cane Market Road near LA Hwy 16 in Walker, about 2 and a half miles from where 11 kids and one adult were hurt in a hayride crash. Officials say Stephanie... more »
  • Zachary torches Walker 70-20 Play Video

    October 24, 2014 11:43 PM

    ZACHARY - Zachary was having a great start to the season. Then they put up 70 points. The Broncos winning 70-20 over the Walker Wildcats to advance to 4-0 in 4-5A district play, and 7-1 on the season. The Wildcats, still searching for that elusive win, 0-8 on the... more »
  • Inside the woods where wanted man is hiding Play Video

    October 13, 2014 10:29 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Tuesday makes a week since Dennis Shampine, 33, began his most recent run from the law that's taken him to a wooded area along the Amite and Comite rivers. Authorities believe Shampine is somehow surviving in more than 500 acres of swamp and worry what will... more »
  • Infrared equipment will be used to try and locate wanted convict Play Video

    October 9, 2014 9:52 AM

    BATON ROUGE - A large group of law enforcement could search into Friday morning in an attempt to locate a convicted sex offender who has been running from them for days. Overnight Thursday, authorities anticipated using infrared equipment on helicopters to spot Dennis Shampine, 33. Earlier in the... more »
  • Man hit, killed on Florida Blvd. Friday night

    October 3, 2014 11:22 PM

    WALKER- Police said a man died trying to cross Florida Boulevard Friday night. Westbound lanes were closed for some time as authorities worked the scene, police told WBRZ News 2. The crash happened at North Corbin, or LA 449. Police have not released the identity of the person... more »
  • Couple arrested on child cruelty, drug charges

    October 1, 2014 1:45 PM

    WALKER - Police arrested a couple on drug and child cruelty charges after investigators said the pair was found passed out in their truck at a traffic signal with their 2-year-old boy in the back seat. Walker police said they got a call Monday afternoon from a motorist who... more »
  • Residents, church extend olive branch over planned cemetery Play Video

    September 17, 2014 10:20 PM

    WALKER - Ahead of a protest over a planned cemetery near a neighborhood in unincorporated Livingston Parish, homeowners and leaders of a nearby church exchanged an olive branch. A protest had been planned for Wednesday evening since people were upset about the plans for a graveyard just north of... more »
  • Springfield pulls out Double OT thriller over Walker Play Video

    September 12, 2014 11:31 PM

    WALKER - Springfield pulling out a thriller in double overtime over Walker 43-42. After the Wildcats pulled ahead 42-35, the Bulldogs scoring and deciding to go for two to end the game. Walker led 27-0 in the 2nd quarter, but after a weather delay, Springfield stormed back by... more »
  • Livingston needs ACME anvil for coyote problem Play Video

    September 3, 2014 10:19 PM

    WALKER - Reports of coyote sightings in Livingston Parish are in the hundreds so the police department is tracking the numbers with a special map that showcases the locations of coyote sightings. "There's a lot of them," said Cpt. John Sharp. "More than most people would think." Sharp... more »
  • New business site gets certification in Walker Play Video

    September 3, 2014 3:39 PM

    WALKER - For the first time ever in Livingston Parish, a tract of land has been certified under the Louisiana Economic Development certified-sites program. The 93-acre site in the Livingston Parish Industrial Park just off Florida Boulevard in Walker is the twentieth certified site in the Capital Region, according... more »
  • Walker couple pleads guilty to child cruelty, drug charges

    September 2, 2014 4:51 PM

    LIVINGSTON - A couple arrested by police in June for leaving their 6-month-old daughter locked in a parked car at a Walker department store pleaded guilty to the child cruelty and drug charges against them on Tuesday. Billy Arthur Henry Jr., 35, was sentenced to four years at hard... more »
  • Walker school expands with new classrooms Play Video

    August 4, 2014 2:23 PM

    WALKER - An elementary school in Walker expanded over the summer with expectations of even more students attending the school in years to come. South Fork Elementary School opened four years ago with nearly 300 students. Now the school has grown to more than 425 students, which filled classrooms,... more »
  • Police: minivan getaway car in holdup is "unusual" Play Video

    July 30, 2014 7:24 PM

    WALKER- Police are looking for a man who held up a fast food restaurant through the drive-thru window recently. The heist at the Jack in the Box was captured from two angles: inside where workers are seen scurrying as the crime unfolds and from outside as the man drives to... more »
  • Road reopened after cement truck wreck

    July 21, 2014 10:28 AM

    WALKER - A portion of a road in Walker that was closed due to an overturned cement truck on Monday morning is open again. Walker Police closed Arnold Road in both directions at Burgess Road around 9:45 a.m., and both lanes were open again by 11 a.m. Police... more »
  • 2 arrested for pawning stolen items

    July 18, 2014 6:50 PM

    WALKER - Two people are arrested on theft charges. The arrests are the result of an investigation involving multiple complaints of theft in a neighborhood in Walker in mid June. Police say John King, 22, and his girlfriend, Lauren Howze, 21, are responsible for stealing a number of power... more »
  • Walker PD: High parents left child in hot car

    July 1, 2014 12:00 PM

    WALKER - Police rescued a child from a locked car in Walker Friday after investigators said her parents were too high on drugs to realize they'd locked the child in the vehicle. Officers arrested Billy Henry Jr., 35, of Denham Springs and Lana Henry, 32, of St. Amant on... more »
  • LADOTD warns of nightly lane closures on I-12

    June 30, 2014 10:52 AM

    WALKER - I-12, eastbound and westbound, from LA 447 to Satsuma Rd. will be reduced to a single lane starting this evening from 8 p.m. to 6 a.m., according to a spokesperson for LADOTD's Geaux Wider program. The nightly closures, expected to end on Wednesday, July 2, will allow... more »
  • Police: Woman seen with dog was helping it

    June 16, 2014 2:51 PM

    WALKER - Police investigating a case of possible dog dumping in Walker said they found out a woman seen in surveillance video was actually trying to help the dog out. A Livingston Parish pet rescue group posted surveillance photos recently of a woman seen dropping a dog off behind... more »
  • Suspects arrested in tire slashing case

    June 13, 2014 4:07 PM

    WALKER - Detectives from the Livingston Parish Sheriff's Office arrested four suspects after investigating slashed tires in the Oak Forest Estates Mobile Home Park. Police believe that the two incidents happened on June 3 and June 10 during early morning hours. Detectives arrested two juveniles as well as... more »
  • Month-long investigation leads to steroid bust

    June 13, 2014 3:38 PM

    WALKER - Narcotics agents in Livingston Parish said a month-long investigation led to one arrest and the seizure of a large amount of illegal steroids on Wednesday. Todd Rouse, 41, was arrested after Walker Police searched his residence on Peggy Drive in Walker and found powdered testosterone and steroids... more »
  • Troopers will enforce new I-12 lane regulation Play Video

    May 16, 2014 4:46 PM

    WALKER - After several wrecks along Interstate 12, the state is cracking down on 18-wheelers using the left lane to travel through construction zones. The Department of Transportation and Development is now demanding that all commercial truck drivers remain in the right lane from Walker to the Tangipahoa Parish... more »
  • Walker man arrested for death of infant

    May 15, 2014 3:25 PM

    WALKER- A man in Walker accused of killing his 4 week-old infant daughter, is now behind bars. Detectives arrested Franklin Finney after he admitted to covering the baby's mouth to stop her from crying. Finney says he did not realize the baby was no longer breathing until the baby's... more »
  • Two men stick up Jack In The Box

    May 8, 2014 8:51 PM

    WALKER - Police in Walker are searching for two people caught on a surveillance camera sticking up a fast food restaurant. According to detectives, two men with bandanas over their faces robbed the Jack In The Box on Walker South Road with at least one semi-automatic pistol. Investigators... more »
  • Saturday is election day in Louisiana

    May 1, 2014 11:12 AM

    BATON ROUGE - Saturday is election day across Louisiana with polls opening at 7:00 a.m. and closing at 8:00 p.m. Secretary of State Tom Schedler says 35 parishes are holding elections May 3. In East Baton Rouge, Central voters will choose between Jason Ellis and Ralph Washington in... more »
  • Police warn about predators targeting vehicles

    April 30, 2014 10:43 PM

    WALKER- Police are warning people about leaving their vehicle doors unlocked or not hiding valuables when they leave vehicles in parking lots, especially at night. "We have had several vehicle burglaries during the last couple of weeks, mainly late at night and in commercial parking lots in the Walker... more »
  • Walker hires agency to collect nearly $1M Play Video

    March 11, 2014 5:05 PM

    WALKER - Fines dating back to 1996 will are finally coming due for people who owe the city of Walker money. Court costs, fines, citation fees and more, long ignored by people across the country, will be the focus of American Municipal Services' contract with Walker, to help them... more »
  • Livingston's State of the Parish focuses on traffic flow Play Video

    January 22, 2014 5:36 PM

    DENHAM SPRINGS - Livingston Parish President Layton Ricks' State of the Parish address focused on traffic flow Wednesday. About 200 parish business leaders came to hear the report from Ricks. Leaders in Livingston Parish say their main priority is easing traffic congestion. Ricks says the concrete is finally... more »
  • UPDATE: Taxpayers to decide on future Walker HS

    January 16, 2014 11:27 PM

    WALKER- Voters will be asked to fund an expansion at the city's high school. Thursday, the Livingston Parish School Board approved sending a tax item to the May ballot. The tax could generate $25 million. Walker High School has about 1,000 students and the principal expects it to... more »
  • Taxpayers may help Walker High expand Play Video

    January 16, 2014 5:46 PM

    WALKER - Walker High School has outgrown its campus, and now school leaders may get taxpayers to help them expand. The Livingston Parish School Board is considering a bond election at its meeting tonight. The tax would raise up to $25 million for the school during the next 20... more »
  • Firefighters needed in Livingston Parish Play Video

    January 9, 2014 5:11 PM

    DENHAM SPRINGS - A volunteer fire district in Livingston Parish needs twice the number of active volunteer firefighters they currently have, according to their chief. Chief Joe Koczrowski says the District 5 Fire Department need about 20 more volunteers to cover the 26 square miles in their district. Volunteers... more »
  • Police: boy played basketball, shopped after killing mother Play Video

    January 2, 2014 9:26 PM

    WALKER - A teenager, accused of killing his mother, lived his life like nothing happened for three days after the crime police said Thursday. Eddie Island was charged with the murder of his mother, Tamila Wooley, 34. Her body was found New Year's Day. Police believe she was killed... more »
  • Police: Mother was murdered in her sleep

    January 2, 2014 4:18 PM

    WALKER - Investigators in Livingston Parish believe 34-year-old Tamila Wooley was asleep when they said she was shot and killed by her 17-year-old son, Eddie Island. Police said Island then left his mother in the house for two days before her body was discovered by an acquaintance. Investigators... more »
  • Walker woman's son arrested, accused of killing her Play Video

    January 2, 2014 11:33 AM

    WALKER- Walker Police arrested 17-year old Eddie R. Island in connection with the murder of his mother, 34-year old Tamila Wooley. Wooley was found shot multiple times in the chest in her townhome on Village Road on New Year's Day. She was pronounced dead on the scene. Investigators... more »
  • Pedestrian hit in Walker critical

    December 11, 2013 6:56 AM

    WALKER - Walker police say a pedestrian remains in critical condition Tuesday after being hit by an SUV on the Interstate 12 east exit ramp at South Satsuma Road. Capt. John Sharp says 27-year-old Chad Wayne Cox, of Covington, was walking in the left lane of the ramp around 3:30... more »
  • Pedestrian critically injured in Walker

    December 10, 2013 9:21 AM

    WALKER - Police released the name of a Covington man they said was critically injured when he tried to cross I-12 near Walker Tuesday morning. Walker Police said Chad Wayne Cox, 27, was narrowly missed by an 18-wheeler before he was hit by an SUV around 3:30 a.m. The... more »
  • DOTD evaluating LA 447 for roundabouts Play Video

    December 9, 2013 10:25 PM

    WALKER - The Louisiana Department of Transportation and Development is considering a proposal to improve traffic and safety along LA 447 in Walker. Roundabouts, a growing trend across the country and now in Louisiana, have been proven to decrease accidents drastically engineers say. And, DOTD believes the design may... more »
  • Traffic on I-12 west near Walker

    December 8, 2013 1:27 PM

    Several accidents in addition to normal traffic has slowed down I-12 west near Walker. State police are out attempting to clear the roadways. Stay with WBRZ.com for the latest. more »
  • Name of pedestrian killed in Walker released

    December 4, 2013 7:14 AM

    WALKER, La. - State police say a vehicle struck and killed a female pedestrian north of Walker. Trooper First Class Jared Sandifer says the accident occurred around 5:30 p.m. Tuesday. Sandifer says 30-year-old Tara M. Messina, of Denham Springs, who was dressed in dark clothing, was walking northbound along La.... more »
  • School board buys land for improvements Play Video

    November 25, 2013 5:20 PM

    WALKER - The Livingston Parish School Board is buying land behind Walker High School for a future expansion of the campus. The land currently occupies a mobile home park with about 13 mobile homes. After the $630,000 deal is complete tenants will have 60 days to vacate. Some... more »
  • Mysterious semi hit by train

    November 22, 2013 10:30 PM

    WALKER- Police responded to what is described as a minor train collision Friday night. Police said an 18-wheeler, loaded with pipes, did not clear the railroad crossing before a train collided into the load. The truck driver apparently did not know his trailer was struck, and kept driving. ... more »
  • Walker softball players sign Letters of Intent

    November 13, 2013 2:32 PM

    WALKER - They're best friends, and both Walker Wildcat softball stars, Taylor Lockwood(LSU) and Grace DeLee(Southeastern), got to sign their official Letters of Intent together. Lockwood said the main draw to LSU was how comfortable she felt with head coach Beth Torina, and DeLee added she was looking forward... more »
  • Dumped load closes ramp

    November 12, 2013 2:37 PM

    WALKER - Police said a dump truck dumped its load coming off I-12 West at Walker, shutting down the ramp this afternoon for a time. Authorities re-opened the ramp around 3:30, after firefighters hosed off the excess mud and dirt dumped onto the highway. Walker Police said the... more »
  • Tussle during home invasion

    November 6, 2013 5:32 PM

    WALKER - According to the Walker Police Department, officers arrested a man for invading a home after the homeowner and a neighbor pinned him to the ground. Police said the homeowner began fighting with the suspect, Demarcus Ross, after seeing Ross in his hallway. According to investigators, Ross had... more »
  • Zachary back on the winning track vs Walker Play Video

    October 25, 2013 11:23 PM

    WALKER - Both teams came into the game coming off district losses, but Zachary came out on the winning side Friday night with a 28-9 win at Walker. Zachary would lead 21-0 at the half, and Keon Brown would add a second-half TD to put the Broncos up 28-3.... more »
  • Family fighting sewage invasion in their home Play Video

    September 23, 2013 5:41 PM

    WALKER - The stench is nearly unbearable for one family in Walker as they continue to recover from a flood of sewage that took over their home. Three years ago Alicia Cheplick's home was flooded with sewage after the grinder station in her front yard did not function properly.... more »
  • Four men stopped for illegally selling vacuums Play Video

    September 19, 2013 9:52 PM

    WALKER - Four people were arrested here for selling vacuums door-to-door. They were peddling Kirby models, which is against the law in this Livingston Parish town. An ordinances prohibits door-to-door solicitation. "I told the man I didn't need one and I couldn't afford it," Scott Brooks said. ... more »
  • Meth lab warrants turn up out-of-state meth find

    August 30, 2013 5:50 PM

    WALKER - Sheriff's deputies arrested four people in Livingston Parish this week after they said they found meth and materials associated with a meth lab. A sheriff's department spokesperson said investigators arrested Claud Kimble Jr., 23; Talandis Cotton, 22; Eugene Harrison Jr., 29; and Velise Vallery, 30, at the... more »
  • Thursday Jamborees kick off high school football season Play Video

    August 29, 2013 10:45 PM

    BATON ROUGE - The high school football season finally kicked off Thursday night with several area schools enjoying an early start to the jamborees. Port Allen took care of Albany 12-6 and Dutchtown blanked Walker 14-0. For more from the Jamborees, tune in to the High School Blitz... more »
  • People want their bumpy roads taken seriously Play Video

    August 29, 2013 9:44 PM

    WALKER - Livingston Parish council members are at odds about a parish wide overlay project to repaved neglected roads. "I feel like it was a stab in the back," councilman Chance Parent said at a recent meeting. He was caught off guard when parish president Layton Ricks contracted... more »
  • Police searching for mystery woman who returned her weed

    August 15, 2013 10:43 PM

    WALKER- Police in this Livingston Parish town are on a search for someone who misplaced their marijuana. A mystery woman returned items to a pharmacy here and included a bag of weed with the returns. "Most people get a kick out of it," Capt. John Sharp said. But,... more »
  • Officer arrested for hitting suspect has troubled career Play Video

    August 1, 2013 4:50 PM

    WALKER - A Walker Police officer accused of hitting a rape suspect while they were in custody recently ran into trouble with past law enforcement agencies for using excessive force. Livingston Parish Sheriff's deputies arrested James Dipuma, 32, after they said he hit Raymond Robison, 19, while Robison was... more »
  • LPSO: Officer, family member attack rape suspect

    August 1, 2013 3:10 PM

    WALKER - Sheriff's deputies arrested a Walker Police officer after they said he beat a suspect accused of raping a juvenile, then let the juvenile's family members hit the suspect as well. Investigators said on July 24 Officer James Dipuma, 32, arrested Raymond Robison, 19, on suspicion of having... more »
  • Two missionaries involved in I-12 wreck

    July 25, 2013 2:13 PM

    WALKER- A religious group says two of its members were fatally injured in a car crash in Livingston Parish this week. Matthew Barr and his wife Hailey were hit Tuesday night on I-12. Hailey died after the crash. Police said Matthew Barr is on life support. Investigators described his... more »
  • Woman killed in I-12 crash in Walker

    July 24, 2013 10:54 AM

    WALKER - Police say a woman was killed and her husband critically injured in a crash involving three vehicles and two 18-wheelers on Interstate 12 in Walker. The deadly crash happened at 11:30 p.m. Thursday. Police Capt. John Sharp said it appears that an 18-wheeler changed lanes to avoid a... more »
  • Livingston road work just beginning for U.S. 190 Play Video

    July 15, 2013 4:13 PM

    LIVINGSTON - Construction crews have begun giving U.S. 190 a facelift, part of a $4.4 million project to fix the stretch of road in Livingston Parish. Crews are currently doing patchwork and will overlay the highway to make it safer. Residents living near the highway said they're glad to... more »
  • Police cite woman for lying about dogs

    July 12, 2013 11:04 PM

    WALKER- Police issued a woman who reported finding ten puppies in an ice chest a misdemeanor summons. Investigators believe the woman lied about the dogs' situation to get them taken by the city's animal shelter. Police said they issued the citation for one count of animal cruelty. "This... more »
  • State Fire Marshal investigates arson at Ex-Livingston Parish President's home

    June 29, 2013 5:34 PM

    WALKER- State Fire Marshal Butch Browning's office was called in to investigate an arson that occurred at Former Livingston Parish President Mike Grimmer's home Saturday. The fire erupted in a storage container adjacent to his home in the 13,000 block of Pendarvis Lane. "At this point, we believe... more »
  • Police seek witnesses to deadly motorcycle crash

    June 17, 2013 4:07 PM

    WALKER - Police in Walker asked any witnesses to a deadly motorcycle wreck this weekend near I-12 to come forward and help investigators figure out exactly what happened. Captain John Sharp with Walker Police said Jonathan Dale Free, 30, of Denham Springs died in the wreck early Sunday morning.... more »
  • Walker may raise utility rates

    June 15, 2013 10:33 AM

    WALKER, La. - Utility rates in Walker may rise for the first time in more than a decade. The Advocate reports the Board of Aldermen has scheduled a public hearing for June 24 on four ordinances to adjust the city's rates on gas, water, sewer and garbage collection. The adjustments... more »
  • Police: Sophisticated marijuana grow busted

    June 14, 2013 4:57 PM

    WALKER - Police arrested a Walker man today after they said they found a sophisticated marijuana grow in his barn with plants worth tens of thousands of dollars. Walker Police arrested John H. Allen III, 33, on suspicion of unauthorized use of a vehicle, and said State Police charged... more »
  • Four arrested in Walker church theft case Play Video

    June 10, 2013 9:09 PM

    WALKER - People in Walker were able to rest easy Monday night, after four alleged thieves were arrested and charged. Matthew LeRoy,19, Justin Kent Slinker, 18, Christopher Allen Parker, 19, and Tarence Fisher , 20, were arrested for simple burglary of a religious building. The crime happened at Walker... more »
  • Four arrested in connection with church burglary

    June 10, 2013 2:52 PM

    WALKER - Police arrested four men they said stole a safe from the the Walker Baptist Church last month. Walker Police arrested Matthew LeRoy, 19, Justin Kent Slinker, 18, Christopher Allen Parker, 19, all of Walker on June 6. They also arrested Tarence Fisher, 20, of Walker on June... more »
  • Former parish president accused of battering wife

    May 31, 2013 4:37 PM

    WALKER - Police arrested former Livingston Parish President Mike Grimmer after they said he attacked his wife overnight at their home in Walker. Capt. John Sharp with Walker Police said Grimmer's wife called them around midnight to report a disturbance, and when investigators arrived at the home they determined... more »
  • Thieves steal safe from church Play Video

    May 24, 2013 6:14 PM

    WALKER- Police are looking for leads after a church was burglarized and a 300-pound safe stolen overnight. Police were called when workers at Walker Baptist Church on Florida Boulevard noticed the crime when they got to work earlier in the day. "It appears that the offenders entered the... more »

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