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  • Deep freeze affecting natural gas supply to subdivision Play Video

    January 4, 2018 6:20 PM

    WALKER - Imagine waking up and having no heat. It's happening in the Woodland Crossing Subdivision in Walker and dozens of households are being affected. Residents say it's happening in the middle of the night. Walker Gas & Water tell 2 On Your Side it's known about the issue... more »
  • Car damaged during car wash, business does not take responsibility Play Video

    January 3, 2018 6:04 PM

    WALKER - It's not the way Dale Pourciau wanted to start out the New Year. He says a car wash damaged his wife's ride and he should not have to foot the bill. "I was just in shock," said Pourciau. "I said surely they'll help me out here." ... more »
  • Questions surround fatal Seneca Street shooting Play Video

    September 9, 2017 10:04 PM

    BATON ROUGE - An elderly man was gunned down inside his car almost nine hours after his next door neighbors were murdered. 68-year-old David Walker was killed while driving his vehicle along Seneca Street on Friday night. Hours earlier, his next door neighbors, Harold Anthony and... more »
  • Safety at Walker traffic circle concerns residents, officials Play Video

    September 6, 2017 12:10 AM

    WALKER- Officers are no longer directing traffic at a new Livingston Parish roundabout that has vehicles backing up onto Interstate 12, according to Walker Police Captain John Sharp. "What we had been doing was blocking the south bound lane of [Highway 447] periodically to clear the [interstate] ramp," Sharp... more »
  • One patient airlifted with injuries from electric shock

    August 15, 2017 12:01 PM

    WALKER – One man was hurt in a mishap involving electricity Tuesday morning near Walker. According to Entergy, the 32-year-old victim was airlifted to a nearby hospital. First responders were dispatched to the Burgess Road/Arnold Road area around 10:30 a.m. Witnesses say a power line may have... more »
  • NWS: Powerful straight line winds cause significant damage in Livingston Parish Play Video

    May 12, 2017 4:35 PM

    WALKER - A large area of severe straight line winds caused significant damage in Livingston Parish just north of Walker Friday afternoon. Damages from the straight line winds included more than 50 large hard and soft wood trees uprooted or snapped, utility lines downed and and light to moderate... more »
  • 18-wheeler overturns on Highway 16 in Livingston Parish

    May 9, 2017 11:59 AM

    DENHAM SPRINGS – Authorities in Livingston Parish are responding to an overturned 18-wheeler on Highway 16 near Vincent Acres Tuesday morning. According to the Walker Police Department, no one was hurt in the crash. There is a reported partial road blockage. The Livingston Parish Sheriff’s Office and Louisiana State... more »
  • INVESTIGATIVE UNIT: Questions raised about new warehouse's state permits Play Video

    March 3, 2017 4:58 PM

    UPDATE : On Friday, March 3 after this story aired, the State Department of Environmental Quality located the permit for this warehouse. It was labeled under an obscure name, and was not filed with the state for the current address. The Investigative Unit will follow up with the State Department... more »
  • Homeowner sick of speeders, speed bumps no use Play Video

    February 20, 2017 6:14 PM

    WALKER - A homeowner in Livingston Parish says she's tired of people speeding in front of her house. After multiple calls to the sheriff's office, Patty Shearin called 2 On Your Side for help. Shearin lives on Percy Young Road in Walker. Her driveway is a thoroughfare between homes... more »
  • Woman found dead on I-12 reported missing before Christmas

    January 25, 2017 12:53 PM

    WALKER – Police promised a swift investigation into what left a woman dead under a bridge on I-12 this week. Saturday night, Walker Police released the identity of the body. They said Jennifer Annette Blount, 30, was found under the bridge on I-12 at West Colyell Creek Wednesday. ... more »
  • Nightly lane closures for I-12 west between Walker and Livingston next week

    January 20, 2017 3:01 PM

    LIVINGSTON – Westbound lanes of I-12 will be closed nightly from LA 63 to LA 441 starting Tuesday, Jan. 24. According to DOTD, the lane closures will start from 8 p.m. and will end at 6 a.m. as crews work on a bridge. Traffic officials suggest drivers take... more »
  • Walker Police responding to crash with injuries on Florida Blvd

    January 20, 2017 1:32 PM

    WALKER – Authorities are responding to a crash with injuries on Florida Blvd near Walker Friday afternoon. According to Walker Police, the crash happened near the intersection of Florida Blvd and Buff Street around noon. Walker Police & medical are responding to a crash with injuries, Florida... more »
  • Two Chocolate Labs shot in Walker, family demands answers Play Video

    January 13, 2017 6:50 PM

    WALKER- A newly wed couple is demanding answers after someone shot two of their Chocolate Labs on their wedding day last week. One dog died, the other is maimed with multiple bullet fragments still lodged inside. One dog was found dead in a neighbor's yard. That neighbor was not... more »
  • New Year's Day chase leads Walker Police to drug arrest

    January 5, 2017 8:28 PM

    WALKER - Walker Police have arrested a man on multiple charges after a traffic stop turned into a chase. Officers say 32-year-old Joshua Harbin of Independence was driving a green Dodge pickup when they attempted to pull him over for failing to use a turn signal turning onto Brian... more »
  • Walker files lawsuit against state; blames I-12 expansion for flooding

    January 5, 2017 4:17 PM

    WALKER – The city of Walker filed a class action lawsuit against the state, the Louisiana Department of Transportation and Development and its contractors on Thursday afternoon, citing that the expansion of I-12 contributed to the severe flooding in the area during the August flood. Attorney Josh Palmintier of deGravelles,... more »
  • Police: Walker teen accused of raping 12 year old at sleepover

    December 31, 2016 6:46 PM

    BATON ROUGE – Police say a Walker teen faces rape charges after he asked a 12-year-old girl to give him oral sex at a sleepover earlier this year. According to Baton Rouge Police, the victim said she was 12 years old when the incident happened at a Baton Rouge... more »
  • Man arrested for attempted murder following road rage shooting

    December 20, 2016 10:58 AM

    WALKER – A man was arrested following a shooting that stemmed from a road rage incident in Walker. Walker Police Department arrested 31-year-old Bradley Deville on charges of attempted second-degree murder, illegal use of a firearm, use of a firearm in a school zone, unlawful discharge of a firearm,... more »
  • One dead, three injured in crash on US 190 in Walker

    December 4, 2016 9:12 PM

    WALKER – Police in Walker are investigating a two-vehicle crash that left one dead and three injured Sunday afternoon. According to Walker Police, the crash happened around 3:30 p.m. on US 190 near the intersection of North Corbin Road. According to Walker Police, a pickup truck going traveling eastbound,... more »
  • Walker water main fixed; boil order lifted

    October 19, 2016 6:41 PM

    WALKER – A city-wide boil order has been lifted in Walker following a water main break that caused flooding in Walker streets on Wednesday. The water main has been repaired and water has been turned on and deemed safe to use and consume. Walker officials say busted water line... more »
  • Baker mayor: Flood debris pickup nearly complete

    October 12, 2016 10:06 AM

    BAKER - Flood debris pickup is nearly complete in Baker. Mayor Darnell Waites told the city council Tuesday $300,000 has been spent on debris pickup. Waits said the Federal Emergency Management Agency will reimburse the city. With new construction going on related to the flood, Waits says that debris will... more »
  • Lawyer: I-12 safety wall could have aggravated flooding

    October 7, 2016 9:26 AM

    WALKER - An attorney representing the city of Walker says as many as 100,000 people in East Baton Rouge and Livingston parishes may have received additional flooding because of the concrete safety wall built along the median of Interstate 12. Joshua Palmintier spoke to a group of some 50 residents... more »
  • DHH to inspect flood-related hazards in Walker & Denham Springs

    October 4, 2016 2:05 PM

    WALKER – Louisiana Department of Health and Hospital employees will be inspecting areas in Walker, Denham Springs and surrounding areas for flood-related health hazards. The inspections will take place over the next few days and will be conducted during daylight hours. DHH representatives will have a Louisiana DHH photo ID... more »
  • Elderly woman shoots trespasser in North Walker

    September 28, 2016 5:57 PM

    WALKER – Deputies in Livingston Parish say an elderly homeowner opened fire on an intruder at her home in north Walker Wednesday afternoon. Deputies responding to a disturbance Wednesday found a partially clothed man suffering from a gunshot wound to a leg hiding under a home in the 3500... more »
  • Walker hires attorneys in planned lawsuit over flooding

    September 19, 2016 3:23 PM

    WALKER - The city announced Monday, it hired attorneys for a planned lawsuit over the August flood. The city said Michael C. Palmintier, APLC and John Neale deGravelles, LLC of Baton Rouge will handle a possible lawsuit against state and federal government agencies related to the flood. Days after... more »
  • Disaster site opens in Walker for flood victims Play Video

    September 5, 2016 5:38 PM

    WALKER- Thousands of people who apply for a loan to rebuild their homes won't get approved. Strict guidelines must be met to qualify. It's called repayment ability. If your loan to debt ratio isn't just right, you can forget about those low interest Small Business Administration loans that are being... more »
  • Repairs to Florida Blvd bridge expected to be completed in 10 days

    August 29, 2016 12:34 AM

    DENHAM SPRINGS – Parts of Florida Blvd between Denham Springs and Walker were closed Sunday night after a bridge over West Colyell Creek sustained damage. City of Walker officials said Wednesday that the US 190 bridge has been given top priority by the governor's office and DOTD. Work at... more »
  • Sombreros restaurant reopens in Livingston Parish Play Video

    August 21, 2016 9:57 PM

    WALKER - Wanda Elder spent Sunday afternoon with a relaxing meal at Sombreros Mexican Restaurant in Walker. It was the first time she and her family has had a break since being forced from their home because of rising flood waters. Sombreros is one of the first restaurants to... more »
  • Walker mayor preparing lawsuit over flooding; Blames state, feds

    August 16, 2016 1:17 PM

    WALKER - The mayor of this Livingston Parish city said he is going to file a lawsuit against the state and federal government, blaming the construction of I-12 for flooding most of the city. About 80% of the homes were flooded, Mayor Rick Ramsey said. "As soon as... more »
  • Truck driver injured after falling into pit at Walker landfill

    August 2, 2016 6:51 PM

    WALKER - Officials say a truck driver was injured after he fell into a pit at a Walker landfill on Tuesday. The incident happened at Woodside Landfill. Officials reported the driver fell into a solidification pit and received heat burns as a result. Liquid waste is loaded into the... more »
  • Police warn of scam involving fake Entergy representatives

    June 21, 2016 9:17 PM

    WALKER - Police in Walker are warning residents of a reported scam in the area where a 1-800 number contacts Entergy customers and tells them their balance is past due. According to a post on the department's Facebook page, the caller informs the resident that the owe between $900... more »
  • Teacher facing sex charges was arrested a week earlier for child desertion

    June 16, 2016 8:56 PM

    WALKER - Walker Police arrested a former Walker Freshman High School teacher, accused of having sexual relations with a 15-year-old male student. Officers charged 33-year-old Lynsie Pendarvis with felony carnal knowledge of a juvenile and indecent behavior with a juvenile. The alleged incident occured during the most recent... more »
  • Walker roundabout construction begins Monday Play Video

    May 9, 2016 7:10 PM

    WALKER- Construction for the addition of a roundabout on the I-12 ramp in Walker started on Monday. The Department of Transportation and Development believes that adding the roundabout will make traffic safer and faster. The work started on Monday on a quarter-mile stretch of LA 447. Audry Gonzales, a Walker... more »
  • Walker lane closures start Monday for roundabout work

    May 5, 2016 10:21 AM

    WALKER - Roundabout construction starts Monday on La. 447 at I-12 as crews close travel lanes to prepare for the new traffic feature. DOTD first announced it was considering a roundabout for the interchange in 2013. Then, the state said ten miles of La. 447 between La. 16 and... more »
  • Parts of Florida Blvd closed due to low hanging power line

    April 30, 2016 4:29 PM

    WALKER – Part of Florida Boulevard in Walker was closed Saturday afternoon due to a low hanging power line. At 3:15 p.m., Traffic officials announced that both directions of US 190 were closed at Corbin Avenue. Eastbound traffic was diverted at LA 447 and westbound traffic was diverted at... more »
  • Man who dialed police recalls scene of accident where 2 kids died Play Video

    April 11, 2016 10:32 PM

    WALKER - The man who called police to a deadly car accident Sunday night says he was inside watching television when he heard a loud boom. "It was horrible," said Reagan Snead. "There was a lot of screaming out here." Snead says he ran outside and called 911.... more »
  • Major expansion at Walker High moving forward Play Video

    April 4, 2016 5:28 PM

    WALKER - A major expansion is coming to Walker High School in Livingston Parish as the project is set to go out for bids this week. The $20 million project will add more than 30 new classrooms along with career and technology classrooms, a new band room, a new... more »
  • DOTD holding meeting about Walker roundabout plans Play Video

    March 30, 2016 4:57 PM

    WALKER - While the state is considering plans that feature multiple roundabouts along Highway 447, Walker leaders are voicing concerns. The Department of Transportation and Development will hold a public meeting Thursday to go over the three options to address traffic and safety on Highway 447. Two of the options... more »
  • DOTD to conduct study on Livingston's LA 447 Corridor

    March 24, 2016 12:29 PM

    LIVINGSTON - The Louisiana Department of Transportation and Development has authorized an environmental study for the LA 447 Corridor to evaluate ways to improve it. DOTD will also hold a public input meeting next week on the project. DOTD’s Stage 1 Environmental Assessment will look at alternatives to improve... more »
  • Walker begins drilling for new water well Play Video

    March 23, 2016 6:14 PM

    WALKER - Drilling for a new million dollar water well is underway in the city of Walker to improve water quality and pressure. The new well will be paired with a $1.6 million water tower that is already finished. Walker Mayor Rick Ramsey says the new additions will provide a... more »
  • Busy Walker road getting new pavement Play Video

    March 4, 2016 5:21 PM

    WALKER - Work began Thursday to improve Burgess Avenue before the state transfers ownership of the road over to the city of Walker. The Department of Transportation and Development will improve drainage and overlay Burgess Avenue from Highway 447 to West Colyell Creek. When the work is completed in May,... more »
  • Motorcyclist airlifted from scene of multi-vehicle Hwy 16 wreck

    February 10, 2016 4:23 PM

    WALKER - Police, EMS and AirMed are on the scene of a wreck involving a garbage truck and a motorcycle on Highway 16 in the Walker area. Police took to Facebook shortly after the crash Wednesday to tell residents to avoid the area on Highway 16 near South Point... more »
  • Walker drainage work begins Play Video

    February 8, 2016 4:46 PM

    WALKER - Crews for the city of Walker in Livingston Parish have started work on infrastructure improvements. Walker leaders plan to spend $1.2 million to improve roads, sewer, gas and drainage in the city. Smith Drive is one of the roads that will get drainage improvements. Work began there February... more »
  • Renovations nearly finished at Walker animal shelter Play Video

    February 2, 2016 6:32 PM

    WALKER - The $150,000 overhaul at the Walker Animal Control Shelter is nearly finished. As the work wraps up this week, the transformation is night and day. It's been in the works for the past seven years for Walker Councilwoman Scarlett Major who volunteers at the shelter often. ... more »
  • Walker spending more than ever on infrastructure work

    January 21, 2016 5:05 PM

    WALKER - The city of Walker in Livingston Parish plans to spend more money than ever this year on infrastructure improvements. Walker leaders plan to spend $1.2 million to improve roads, sewer, gas and drainage in the city. Smith Drive is one of the roads that will get drainage improvements.... more »
  • Winds in Walker overturn truck, down power lines

    December 28, 2015 12:41 PM

    WALKER - Viewers in Walker reported several types of wind damage in connection with Sunday night’s bout of severe weather. Trucks and trailers were overturned near CEI on Florida Blvd in Walker. An worker for the transportation company also observed other storm damage, mostly from winds, to bay doors... more »
  • Walker building new water well near new tower Play Video

    December 22, 2015 6:06 PM

    WALKER - The city of Walker in Livingston Parish is shelling out cash to improve its water system. The city has already spent $1.6 million on a new water tower, and now the city will spend another $1 million to build a water well. Both the tower and well will... more »
  • Hundreds of rainbow trout stocked in Walker lake

    December 17, 2015 2:31 PM

    WALKER - The city of Walker stocked a local lake with hundreds of rainbow trout from Missouri just in time for Christmas. People around town like Todd Gee are already baiting their hooks to catch trout at Sidney Hutchinson Park . "I had an uncle who passed away two weeks... more »
  • Popular Livingston Parish library expanding

    December 8, 2015 5:29 PM

    DENHAM SPRINGS - The most popular library branch in Livingston Parish is set for a more than $3 million expansion. The Denham Springs-Walker branch sees about 200,000 people each year. That's equal to the other four Livingston Parish libraries put together. With all the growth going on in the parish... more »
  • Walker leaders pushing for more sidewalks Play Video

    December 3, 2015 5:19 PM

    WALKER - Leaders in Walker are on a mission to have more sidewalks, and grant money from the state is making that a reality. Walker is already in phase three of its sidewalk project to create safer routes to and from schools. The third phase will cost $684,000 and will... more »
  • Walker loses $83M annually, residents spend money elsewhere

    October 27, 2015 7:31 AM

    WALKER- A new Southeastern Louisiana University study finds the city of Walker is missing out on $83 million in retail sales every year. Researchers met with city officials and Livingston Parish business leaders last week to discuss their findings and begin talking about ways to lure businesses and shoppers to... more »
  • International company leaving Port Allen for Livingston Parish Play Video

    October 13, 2015 5:21 PM

    WALKER - An international company known for supplying McDonald's restaurants is making a $20 million investment in the city of Walker. Martin-Brower will make the move from its current Port Allen location to Walker within the next year. The company broke ground on its new site inside the Livingston Parish... more »
  • Lanes of Walker South Road from US 190 reopened after oil spill

    September 25, 2015 3:06 PM

    WALKER - Police said a hydraulic oil spill briefly closed two southbound lanes of Walker South Road from US 190 on Friday afternoon. LA DOTD crews were dispatched to the scene where they sanded the roads, allowing the closed lanes to be reopened. The roadway was completely reopened... more »
  • 911 call details brutal feticide attack Play Video

    September 18, 2015 5:48 PM

    LIVINGSTON - A 911 call details a horrific attack that rocked the Walker community in Livingston Parish nearly three years ago. Jeffrey Reynolds took a plea deal for a 20-year sentence Thursday after he brutally attacked his wife Paula in October 2012. For the most part, you can't make out... more »
  • Sisters tie blue ribbons to mailboxes, honor law enforcement Play Video

    September 10, 2015 4:07 PM

    WALKER - Two sisters have joined an effort to help make a difference in their communities by posting blue ribbons on their mailboxes. Brittany Daigle of Central and Kimberly Dicapo of Walker have been going door to door in their neighborhoods to show support for members of law enforcement. ... more »
  • Video released of high-speed chase, driver blew .103 when arrested Play Video

    August 24, 2015 3:54 PM

    WALKER - Police said they arrested a highly-intoxicated Hammond man early Sunday morning after he led officers on a high-speed chase for more than 16 miles. Police said the pursuit began around 2 a.m. Sunday when officers saw a vehicle driven by 41-year-old Roland Reine slide to a stop... more »
  • Walker breaks ground as city continues to grow Play Video

    August 20, 2015 6:00 PM

    WALKER - The city of Walker and developers broke ground on a $17 million apartment complex Thursday as the city continues to grow. The complex will feature 168 apartments on the corner of Highway 447 and Travis Street. Walker has now seen around $60 million of new construction over the... more »
  • Police identify suspect connected to Walker credit card fraud

    August 20, 2015 12:04 PM

    BATON ROUGE – Police in McComb, Miss. have identified one of the suspects who police say stole credit card information from a Walker man and made fraudulent purchases at a Mississippi Walmart. Investigators identified Bradley J Boudreaux, 32, of Mamou, La., as the suspect shown in security footage wearing... more »
  • Walker man victim of Mississippi credit card fraud

    August 18, 2015 12:11 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Police in McComb, Mississippi are looking to identify two men who stole the credit card information of a Walker resident, using it to make several fraudulent purchases at a Walmart store in their area. Investigators say the victim was contacted by his bank, a Capital One... more »
  • New football turf going down at Walker High Play Video

    August 11, 2015 4:12 PM

    WALKER - The talk of town in Walker is all about the new football turf being installed at Walker High School. Walker football coach Brandon Lawley says the bright green turf caught the eye of most students Monday morning. "It's the buzz in the air between the players, students and... more »
  • Walker approves policies for its police body cameras

    August 10, 2015 10:10 PM

    WALKER - City leaders approved policies dealing with the three-month old police body camera system. "It's been up to this point, non controversial," mayor Rick Ramsey said Monday night after the council agreed on the rules based on suggestions from the International Association of Chiefs of Police . ... more »
  • I-12 on-ramp to close at the end of the weekend

    August 5, 2015 3:11 PM

    WALKER - Sunday night, the on-ramp to I-12 Eastbound will be closed. Crews will be stripping the roadway, the state said in a news release announcing the closure. Construction workers will close the on-ramp from Sunday night at 8 to Monday morning at 6. Drivers are asked to... more »
  • Woman booked in road rage incident

    August 4, 2015 11:30 PM

    WALKER - Police said a woman was arrested last week, accused of pulling a gun in a road rage incident. Details of the arrest were released Tuesday. Rachel Ferguson, 35, was booked into jail on July 31st. She bonded out the same day, officers said. Ferguson was charged... more »
  • Walker Animal Shelter getting huge makeover Play Video

    July 28, 2015 5:01 PM

    WALKER - The city of Walker in Livingston Parish is spending $150,000 to improve its animal shelter. With a passion for animals, Walker leaders have already purchased a new animal control truck, improved ventilation and built a new treatment room. Walker Mayor Rick Ramsey says the city plans to build... more »
  • Walker officials drawing up policies on police body cameras

    July 14, 2015 11:08 AM

    WALKER - Several months after outfitting patrol officers with wearable cameras, the Walker City Council will set down policies governing their use. The council introduced an ordinance Monday outlining a body camera policy, and next month it is planning to bring the matter to a vote. The Advocate reports the... more »

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