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  • Walker making Industrial Park road improvements check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    June 29, 2015 5:46 PM

    WALKER - The city of Walker plans to pave the way for future industrial growth in the Livingston Parish Industrial Park by rehabilitating the only road through the area. The Walker City Council will give the roadwork plans a green light at its meeting Monday. The city will redo... more »
  • Walker Police search for car wash bandit check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    June 26, 2015 11:16 PM

    WALKER - Police are searching for a man who robbed a car wash last month. He was caught on camera going from coin box to coin box. It happened at Bayou Self Car Wash on Walker South Road early in the morning on May 5. Police said the man... more »
  • City of Walker lifts Emergency Water Conservation Alert

    June 13, 2015 4:56 PM

    As of 2 pm Saturday, the City of Walker has lifted the Emergency Water Conservation Alert. The sample that was submitted on Friday to the Department of Health and Hospitals came back clear. Officials say that Walker water customers can go back to using their water as they... more »
  • Walker residents making do with water conservation check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    June 12, 2015 7:03 PM

    WALKER - People in the City of Walker are making do with conserving water until at least Saturday after a water pump failed Thursday evening. The city urged all of its customers to limit water usage to only essential tasks after crews discovered the pumping system functioning at limited... more »
  • Walker puts emergency water conservation order into effect

    June 11, 2015 6:44 PM

    WALKER - City officials requested Thursday afternoon that residents receiving water service from the City of Walker take steps to conserve water as soon as possible. Customers are asked to use water only when necessary at this time as the city places its Emergency Water Conservation Plan into effect.... more »
  • Walker to close two railroad crossings

    June 8, 2015 10:01 PM

    WALKER - Despite the argument from disgruntled residents, city leaders approved closing two roads near unprotected railroad crossings Monday evening. Only one councilmen voted to keep the crossings at Sunset Lane and Mayer Street open. The four votes for the closure was enough to put the plan in motion.... more »
  • Walker may shut down railroad crossings Play Video

    June 2, 2015 6:21 PM

    WALKER - City of Walker council members will decide Monday on whether to permanently shut down two railroad crossings. Crossings on Sunset Lane and Mayer Street are the only ones without warning lights or cross arms to warn drivers of oncoming trains. Walker Mayor Rick Ramsey says the pending... more »
  • Police to share night shift with Twitter audience

    May 29, 2015 11:45 PM

    WALKER - Police will be using social media accounts to share their movements in a program the department is calling a "Virtual Ride Along." The agency announced its plan on Facebook Friday evening. The Walker Police Department said the program would happen in the next couple of weeks. ... more »
  • Waste Management building compressed natural gas facility

    May 14, 2015 3:01 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Waste Management of Louisiana has begun construction on a compressed natural gas facility in Walker. The property will fuel the company's trucks servicing Livingston Parish and the rest of the greater Baton Rouge area. Waste Management has already begun converting its truck fleet to compressed natural gas.... more »
  • Walker police to be fitted with body cameras

    April 30, 2015 8:04 AM

    WALKER- Walker Police will be the first law enforcement agency in Livingston Parish to wear body cameras. The Advocate reports the department recently purchased 18 cameras to record audio and video for officers. Walker Police Capt. John Sharp says he hopes all of his road officers are outfitted with the... more »
  • Cool Schools: Walker High Robotics Team check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    April 28, 2015 10:43 AM

    WALKER- It's taken two semesters and hours of work, but the Underwater Robotics Team from Walker High School has finally competed in their first competition. Members of the team say this was a "learning year," but the six students who showed off their talents are proud of a job... more »
  • Man booked in violent attack at laundromat

    April 20, 2015 8:51 PM

    WALKER - Police arrested a man for a rape and armed robbery at a laundromat. Investigators said Lionel Myles, 40, was charged with aggravated rape, aggravated assault, battery and armed robbery for the altercation at the laundromat on Walker North Road overnight Sunday. Myles was arrested Monday. The... more »
  • All lanes of I-12 East near Walker reopened after vehicle fire

    April 20, 2015 4:02 PM

    BATON ROUGE - State police report all lanes of I-12 East near Walker are back open after a vehicle fire on the shoulder resulted in lane closures on the interstate early Monday evening. Traffic was just beginning to back up shortly before 4 p.m. as the closure of the... more »
  • Money needed for special needs baseball field in Walker check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    April 16, 2015 4:55 PM

    WALKER - A new baseball field is in the works in Walker for special needs children. Mayor Rick Ramsey says the city wants to raise around $300,000 to build a baseball field suitable for mentally and/or physically challenged children in the area. Right now, at least 60 special needs... more »
  • LPSO: Woman in custody after shooting man

    April 3, 2015 1:24 PM

    WALKER - Sheriff's deputies said a Livingston Parish woman is in custody after investigators said she shot a man Friday morning. Deputies said the shooting happened at 26229 Walker South Road around 11 a.m. When they got on scene, deputies said they learned the woman shot the male victim... more »
  • I-12 reopens after dislodged grate blocked traffic

    March 24, 2015 10:35 AM

    WALKER - Louisiana State Police said a dislodged drainage gate blocked traffic on I-12 West near Walker Tuesday morning. Troopers said the inside lane of I-12 West one mile east of the Walker exit was closed while workers fix the issue. Drivers were told to use use US 190... more »
  • New facility to create & retain jobs in Livingston

    March 21, 2015 10:41 AM

    BATON ROUGE - A food distribution company plans a $16 million capital investment to build a new facility in Walker. Gov. Bobby Jindal and Larry Daigle, general manager of Louisiana operations for The Martin-Brower Company, say the project will help retain 160 existing jobs and create 30 new jobs. Martin... more »
  • Walker High set for field turf and track upgrades check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    March 19, 2015 5:29 PM

    WALKER - Excitement at Walker High School in Livingston Parish is growing as plans for a new turf field and brand new outdoor track are finalized. "I mean they're going to come out here and see it, and I mean it's an eye catcher," said Walker Football Head Coach... more »
  • Man killed, a second injured in Livingston Parish crash

    March 10, 2015 8:21 AM

    DENHAM SPRINGS - A Walker man was killed and a second passenger injured in a crash in Livingston Parish late Monday night, Louisiana State Police say. Garrett Minard, 21, died in the single-car accident on LA Hwy 1019, east of LA Hwy 16. Crash investigators say he was driving... more »
  • Worried about 'bad timing,' Walker council skips de-annexation talk

    March 9, 2015 9:26 PM

    WALKER - The city council did not talk about de-annexing areas of the city Monday night, since the item was pulled from the council agenda. Councilman Tracy Girlinghouse said he was concerned about bad timing since there is an ongoing fight over annexation in the next two city limits.... more »
  • Walker aiming to de-annex section of I-12 check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    March 5, 2015 4:36 PM

    WALKER - Leaders in the city of Walker want to de-annex a section of Interstate 12 to help out the city's police force. Mayor Rick Ramsey says Walker annexed the interstate toward the Satsuma community 15 years ago. He now says it's time to get rid of the headaches... more »
  • Teen, homeowner arrested after Walker home invasion check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    March 2, 2015 2:02 PM

    WALKER - Sheriff's deputies in Livingston Parish said they arrested two men and recovered stolen property during the investigation of a home invasion that happened at a home on Walker South Road Sunday. Benjamin Jarreau, 17, of Gonzales is charged with illegal use of a weapon, illegal possession of... more »
  • Two area parades lose Mardi Gras spirit

    February 5, 2015 11:06 PM

    BATON ROUGE - As carnival celebrations kick into gear Friday, the region will celebrate without two krewes. In the city, the Krewe of Jupiter and Juno canceled its traditional parade through downtown. It was scheduled to roll last weekend, opening the carnival parade season. Organizers said there were too... more »
  • DOTD says changes could be coming to deadly curve

    January 14, 2015 1:19 PM

    WALKER - State traffic officials said Wednesday they have no plans to reduce speed along a stretch of road where several deadly wrecks have happened in Livingston Parish, including a wreck on New Year's Eve which killed three people. However, the Department of Transportation and Development said they would... more »
  • I-12 finally reopens early Tuesday morning

    January 12, 2015 10:33 AM

    WALKER - I-12 closed shortly after 10 p.m. Monday for the second time to allow crews to continue their attempts to clear a wrecked semi from the side of the Interstate. All westbound lanes between Satsuma and Walker were closed overnight. Traffic was diverted off I-12 at the Livingston/La.... more »
  • Cool Schools: High School Review Play Video

    January 6, 2015 7:16 AM

    BATON ROUGE - Last year, we started a new series called "Cool Schools" where we counted down the most unique students, teachers, classes and programs in our area. This week on 2une In, we looked back at some of the coolest high schools in our area. At St. Michael's... more »
  • Neighborhood after creeper who was caught on video check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    December 26, 2014 9:47 PM

    WALKER - Police are searching for a man suspected of breaking into several cars and busting out a woman's window and stealing her purse the morning of Christmas Eve. Surveillance video from one of the Walker homes in the Brian Park Subdivision catches the crook peeking in backyards and... more »
  • Police arrest man accused of 2 armed robbery attempts

    December 22, 2014 4:50 PM

    WALKER - Police said they arrested a man accused of at least two armed robbery attempts of fast food restaurant drive-thrus in Walker and Denham Springs earlier this month. Joshua Brooks, 24, was arrested on Dec. 8 following an investigation by Walker Police following an attempted armed robbery of... more »
  • 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 check to see if lock exists for regeneration 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 check to see if lock exists for regeneration 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 check to see if lock exists for regeneration 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 check to see if lock exists for regeneration 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 check to see if lock exists for regeneration 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 check to see if lock exists for regeneration 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 check to see if lock exists for regeneration 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 check to see if lock exists for regeneration 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" check to see if lock exists for regeneration 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 check to see if lock exists for regeneration 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 check to see if lock exists for regeneration 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 check to see if lock exists for regeneration 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 check to see if lock exists for regeneration 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 check to see if lock exists for regeneration 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 »

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