May 6, 2013 11:26 AM
LIVINGSTON - 51-year-old David Lee Scott was sentenced to 25 years in prison for armed robbery and selling drugs, according to the district attorney's office in Livingston Parish.
Scott pleaded no contest to the charges on April 29.
In September 2012, Walker City Police say Scott entered a... more »
March 13, 2013 4:44 PM
WALKER - Police said a vehicle fire shut down I-12 West in Livingston Parish this afternoon.
Walker Police said the fire closed both lanes of I-12 West starting two miles east of Walker. They re-opened the roadwary around 5:45 p.m.
Police advised drivers heading west use different routes... more »
February 5, 2013 11:00 PM
WALKER- Police took to social media Tuesday, warning about illegal door-to-door sales.
"We have received several reports of the activity, as has the sheriff's office," the post on the Walker Police Department's Facebook read.
Peddling is illegal inside city limits.
"No 'permit' is available to allow anyone... more »
January 15, 2013 8:06 PM
WALKER- All lanes of I-12 are open after the interstate was closed because of a crash Tuesday evening.
Two vehicles wrecked, one flipped. Police reported two people were injured and were transported to the hospital.
For much of the evening, traffic was diverted off I-12 at Juban Road,... more »
January 11, 2013 4:41 PM
WALKER - Deputies arrested several people recently in connection with the theft of guns and other items from two law enforcement units in Walker.
Spokesperson Lori Steele with the Livingston Parish Sheriff's Office said on Jan. 7 investigators arrested Joseph Baldwin, 26, after finding his DNA at the crime... more »
January 11, 2013 1:12 PM
WALKER - A fugitive from two states is in jail after a high speed chase in Livingston Parish Wednesday.
Walker police say it began after a complaint that two men in a blue pickup were trying to buy drugs. Officers tried to stop the truck when it was spotted... more »
January 11, 2013 10:46 AM
WALKER - Authorities in Livingston Parish responded to two traffic incidents this morning after heavy rains there.
The Livingston Parish Sheriff's Office reported a vehicle flipped in some water on I-12 West between Satsuma and Walker. Police and EMS were responding to the wreck as of 10:30 a.m.
... more »
January 10, 2013 9:46 PM
WALKER- Two people were arrested after a high-speed chase on Florida Blvd. Wednesday afternoon.
Manuel Brown and Richard Bogan face a list of charges. Brown is also a fugitive from Alabama, Mississippi, and Louisiana. Both men are convicted felons.
Police said they tried to stop the pick-up Brown... more »
December 12, 2012 8:41 PM
WALKER- A 29-year-old woman was killed when she drove her car into the path of a freight train Wednesday afternoon. Walker Police said Laraye London-Phillips died after she was airlifted to an area hospital. London-Phillips was from Denham Springs.
London-Phillips was hit as she turned from Florida Boulevard onto... more »
December 12, 2012 5:48 PM
WALKER - Next month, Walker will swear-in their youngest alderman, ever. At just 19-years old, Jonathan Davis is no stranger to politics.
He grew up in a Republican household, with two delegates for parents.
During high school, Davis worked for the Republican Party, fronted a grassroots organization for... more »
December 12, 2012 5:15 PM
WALKER - Authorities in Livingston Parish say a train collided with another vehicle this afternoon in Walker.
Walker Police said it happened at at Sunland Drive and Florida Blvd. A department spokesperson said there were injuries, but couldn't say how many people were hurt or how badly.
Police... more »
December 6, 2012 3:53 PM
BAKER - Police arrested a mother and her two teenage children in connection with a series of burglaries which happened recently around Baker, then said they had to re-arrest one of the kids after they posted threatening messages on the internet.
Police Chief Mike Knaps said on Monday detectives... more »
December 6, 2012 3:17 PM
BATON ROUGE - Here's a list of Christmas parades happening around the greater Baton Rouge area this weekend.
Baton Rouge Police especially warned people heading downtown for the Kiwanis parade to consider taking alternative exits from the interstate than the Government exit, which they said backs up every year.... more »
November 16, 2012 5:22 PM
BATON ROUGE- The widening of I-12 between Juban Road and Walker could wrap up by next spring.
An additional lane of traffic is being added in each direction. State traffic officials say another phase could start late next year. That phase will involve widening the interstate between Walker and... more »
November 7, 2012 6:02 PM
BATON ROUGE- Two projects supported by Governor Bobby Jindal could speed up plans for a bypass between Livingston and Ascension parishes.
The first involves $2 million for the widening of LA 42 from Airline Highway to LA 44.
Earl Rish manages a nursery along that stretch of highway,... more »
November 7, 2012 5:50 PM
WALKER- Voters in Walker selected a new mayor by a margin of 40 votes after a heated election.
Rick Ramsey won the vote with 51 percent and 1,307 votes, while incumbent Bobby Font received 1,267 votes.
Ramsey told News 2 he wants to hit the ground running when... more »
November 6, 2012 11:21 PM
BATON ROUGE - East Baton Rouge Mayor-President Kip Holden will serve a third term in office.
He sailed to an easy victory tonight, beating challenger Mike Walker after getting 60 percent of the vote with nearly all precincts reporting.
Holden said he has big plans for his third... more »
October 24, 2012 6:28 PM
WALKER- People who knew Jeffrey Reynolds told News 2 he seemed like a regular guy and never expected he would be accused of trying to murder his wife and unborn child.
"From what I got to know about the guy, actually a real responsible guy, and from what I... more »
October 24, 2012 3:26 PM
WALKER - An arrest report revealed more details today about what investigators found when they arrived at the scene of a stabbing in Walker.
According to the report by the Livingston Parish Sheriff's Office, 31-year-old Jeffrey Reynolds used a kitchen knife to slash his pregnant wife's throat before cutting... more »
October 23, 2012 3:20 PM
WALKER - Livingston Parish authorities charged a man with feticide and attempted murder after they said he stabbed his pregnant wife this morning, and cut her unborn child from her.
"It's a gruesome scene," Sheriff Jason Ard told News 2, "very challenging for our investigators."
Ard said his... more »
September 19, 2012 8:53 AM
TULSA, Okla. - Tulane officials say seriously injured football player Devon Walker has been moved to a new facility as he continues therapy for his fractured spine.
The university released a statement Tuesday night from Walker's parents, Booker and Inez Walker.
They said "we are pleased to have... more »
September 14, 2012 4:06 PM
WALKER - Sheriff's deputies arrested a Walker man they said was burned while cooking methamphetamine at his home earlier this week.
Livingston Parish Sheriff's deputies arrested Patrick Servat, 27, after he was released from the hospital Thursday.
Investigators said they were called out to Servat's one-bedroom apartment on... more »
September 13, 2012 7:42 AM
NEW ORLEANS - Tulane University says two of its seniors have designed a T-shirt and wristband bearing the name and jersey number of Green Wave football player Devon Walker.
Brad Girson and Jesse Schwartz started their own clothing line as sophomores. Now, the university says, net proceeds from sales... more »
September 12, 2012 5:58 PM
WALKER- Our Lady of the Lake opened the first emergency room in Livingston Parish today, something it says will help save lives.
"We felt there was a strong need to put something here to provide emergency care as opposed to them having to drive all the way to Essen... more »
September 5, 2012 6:34 PM
BATON ROUGE - With just two months until East Baton Rouge Parish voters head to the polls to decide who will be mayor-president for the next four years, the race to be the parish's top leader is heating up.
Tuesday afternoon at 3:25, Mayor-President Kip Holden's office sent out... more »
September 4, 2012 4:08 PM
BATON ROUGE - A recent boil order for West Baton Rouge has been lifted, while another for Walker remains in place.
Authorities in West Baton Rouge today said DHH testing confirmed water samples from the intercoastal area near Addis and Brusly were clear.
They were put under a... more »
September 1, 2012 6:13 PM
WALKER - In Livingston Parish hundreds are still dealing with flooding after Isaac.
Several people who live in the Greenwich Village subdivision in Walker say it's the worst they can remember.
Tim Henderson says, "We didn't anticipate this water. And there's plenty of houses on our street that's... more »
August 20, 2012 5:17 PM
WALKER - Police shut down a portion of Florida Blvd. in Walker after an 18-wheeler turned over at a gas station this afternoon.
Walker Police said it happened at the Best Stop across from Sunland Fabricators, near the corner of Florida and N. Corbin Rd. (LA 449).
Police... more »
August 19, 2012 7:09 PM
LIVINGSTON PARISH- An overturned 18-wheeler has traffic reduced to one lane on I-12 East in Walker.
Officials say to avoid the area if you can.
They are trying to right the big rig, and it could take several hours. I-12 is expected to be down to one lane... more »
August 14, 2012 5:53 PM
WALKER - Sheriff's deputies arrested a man for public bribery after they said he tried to get someone to drop charges against him and his daughter.
Deputies had earlier arrested Herman Severio, 66, and his daughter Holly Severio, 32, in July. Investigators said Herman shot a person's dog and... more »
July 31, 2012 9:38 PM
WALKER- Marliam Lee announced he's running in an upcoming election to be the town's top police officer.
Lee is currently serving out the remainder of Chief Hunter Grimes term. Grimes resigned recently.
" I would like the opportunity to serve as Chief for the next four years," Lee... more »
July 31, 2012 4:10 PM
BATON ROUGE - Police arrested a Walker man in connection with a fight that escalated into a shootout at a Baton Rouge lounge.
Detectives arrested Billy W. Hoover, 45, after the shooting last night at the Longbranch Lounge on Florida Boulevard.
Police said Hoover was forced out of... more »
July 23, 2012 9:55 PM
WALKER- The mayor and DOTD have worked out a deal over a $1.3 million bill for roadwork.
The money is owed to the state after a project in the 90's.
The agreed-upon plan calls for DOTD to transfer a portion of a state road to Walker. Walker will... more »
July 18, 2012 9:45 AM
WALKER - A popular bank fraud scam is back, and it's hitting our area hard.
The Walker Police Department says they've received complaints that several people in the area were hoodwinked into transferring thousands of dollars to someone claiming to offer government assistance with utility bills.
The scam... more »
July 17, 2012 9:37 PM
WALKER- City leaders gave the mayor approval to make a deal with DOTD about a $1.3 million bill.
It's outstanding from roadwork on LA Hwy 447 in 1998.
The city could owe as much as $130,000/year for the next ten years. There was a meeting set to negotiate... more »
June 4, 2012 3:12 PM
MADISON, Wis. - The battle over Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker's agenda has attracted millions of dollars from out of state, campaign volunteers from across the country and months of concentrated attention from the two major political parties. But on Tuesday, the only voices that matter will be those of voters... more »
May 31, 2012 4:43 PM
WALKER - Hunter Grimes announced his resignation as Walker chief of police today.
Grimes announced on his Facebook page he was taking a position with the Bureau of Investigations Unit with the Louisiana State Police.
"It has been a great privilege to serve the people of Walker and... more »
May 30, 2012 5:05 PM
WALKER - City officials started taking bids today to continue expanding sidewalks throughout Walker.
Dallas Johnson has lived on Burgess Avenue for 40 years, which he says has a lot of traffic that makes it difficult for pedistrians to use, especially children who walk or ride their bikes to... more »
May 24, 2012 5:00 PM
WAUKESHA, Wis. - Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal says Wisconsin's recall election is being watched around the nation, but it ultimately comes down to whether Wisconsinites choose to retain their strong conservative leader. Jindal was in the Milwaukee suburb of Waukesha (WAH'-keh-shaw) on Thursday with Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker, a fellow... more »
May 21, 2012 7:46 AM
WALKER - Walker's new master plan suggests there are needs for creating new thoroughfares, updating development codes, improving drainage and considering major annexations. The plan states the city is in the early stages of a significant development expansion. With Walker projected to grow 89 percent to a population of 11,600... more »
April 25, 2012 2:13 PM
\NEW ORLEANS- Actor Paul Walker is in New Orleans for the filming of the suspense thriller, "Hours," about a father struggling to keep his newborn daughter alive in a New Orleans hospital ravaged during Hurricane Katrina. "The Fast and the Furious" star plays the role of Nolan, a father trying... more »
April 3, 2012 2:16 PM
WALKER - A number of law enforcement agencies arrested a man Tuesday they say was in possession of child pornography.
Cody Bryant, 25, of 33970 Galloway Road, is charged with 20 counts of pornography involving juveniles.
State law forbids a person to produce, distribute, possess, or possess with... more »
March 26, 2012 5:50 PM
WALKER - These days, police say, you can but a whole lot more than clothing and electronics on the Internet. Walker Police Chief Hunter Grimes said the web is just another avenue they must police.
"It's called backpage.com," Grimes said.
It's on that website that hundreds of escorts,... more »
March 22, 2012 10:38 AM
PRAIRIEVILLE- Following an EF-1 tornado residents near Dutchtown are still picking up the pieces of their homes.
Strong winds also blew through Walker, where a possible tornado left one home in shambles.
Both Ascension and Livingston Parishes offer FirstCall Emergency notifications to give citizens a heads up during... more »
March 21, 2012 6:00 PM
WALKER - A roof shingle stabbed into a tree gives an idea of just how strong the wind was when it blew through North Corbin Road, where a home lost its roof.
"It was really loud outside, the rain was blowing sideways our ears started popping and we heard... more »
March 18, 2012 10:22 AM
WALKER - Federal officials will meet with residents of this Livingston Parish city on Monday evening to unveil new flood maps. City officials have revised flood control regulations to conform with requirements of the Federal Emergency Management Agency. Aldermen were told this past week that FEMA had set a deadline... more »
March 18, 2012 10:09 AM
WALKER - The Walker Board of Aldermen has agreed to renew the city's $10,000 annual contribution to a program aimed at bringing new business to Livingston Parish. Reports say the board voted 3-1 this past week to approve the funding for the Livingston Economic Development Council's promotional program called Livingston... more »
February 15, 2012 6:46 PM
BATON ROUGE - As Mayor Kip Holden announced to the Rotary Club, "the state of the city and parish is strong," Mayor Pro Tem and mayoral candidate Mike Walker looked on as he waited to spell out the problems he said he'll fix as the next mayor.
Walker officially... more »
February 15, 2012 2:29 PM
BATON ROUGE - Baton Rouge Mayor Pro-Tem Mike Walker is now officially in the race for Mayor-President of Baton Rouge.
Walker made his announcement Wednesday afternoon at Cortana Mall.
Walker says, as Mayor-President, he plans to tackle problems with crime, education and small business growth in East Baton... more »
February 14, 2012 2:38 PM
Walker Police have arrested two men on drug possession charges.
Charles Hull and Shannon Lee, both of Livingston, were arrested after police stopped them on a traffic violation Friday evening.
During a search, officers found a plastic bag containing 238 grams of marijuana, and also 4 doses of... more »
January 4, 2012 12:23 PM
WALKER - A late afternoon crash injuring two women and a child Tuesday resulted in the arrest of a driver who police say was three times over the legal limit.
Police arrested Jason R. Rodrigue, 34, for first offense DWI and careless operation of a vehicle.
Authorities say... more »
December 26, 2011 12:02 PM
WALKER - The city of Walker wants to change your used Christmas trees into savings for the city.
Mayor Bobby Font's office announced the Christmas Tree Recycling project in a press release Monday morning.
It says the city plans to mulch any real, leftover Christmas trees and use... more »
December 21, 2011 5:44 PM
WALKER - The show will go on in Walker.
Vandals heavily damaged a Christmas display at Sidney Hutchinson Park.
They ripped up more than 30 inflatable displays and broke lights.
City workers spent much of the day making repairs to the Walker Wonderland.
Mayor Bobby Font... more »
December 21, 2011 10:19 AM
WALKER - Vandals who destroyed Christmas decorations in a Walker park last night are wanted today by police.
City officials say inflatable Christmas decorations at Sidney Hutchinson Park were slashed Tuesday night.
Officials are working to repair the park facilities as quickly as possible and are trying to... more »
December 7, 2011 5:56 PM
WALKER-- You could feel the heart wrenching grief as Scott Osenenko's family and fellow firefighters said goodbye to him for the last time at Revival Temple Church in Walker.
You could hear the agony, too, as firefighters in white gloves and dress hats sounded the alarm on a bell... more »
December 3, 2011 4:13 PM
WALKER, La.- A volunteer firefighter from Livingston Parish died in the line of duty.
According to Fire Marshal Butch Browning, 45-year-old Scott Osenenko died while fighting a trailer fire Saturday morning in the 9600 block Florida Boulevard in Walker.
He was a volunteer with Fire Protection District Four... more »
November 17, 2011 7:56 AM
WALKER - Walker police are investigating an early morning fight that sent one man to the hospital.
According to Chief Hunter Grimes, two men were arguing at a home on the 9500 block of Florida Boulevard when they began fighting. One of the men believed he was shot and... more »
August 10, 2011 10:56 AM
WALKER - Walker makes the transition to being a city in September, ending a 102-year-old progression from incorporation as a village to its newly achieved status.
The Board of Aldermen agreed this week to consider and set for public hearing a proposed ordinance that would change Walker's official municipal... more »
August 7, 2011 1:09 PM
BATON ROUGE - A dramatic single-vehicle crash in Livingston Saturday evening has claimed the life of a Walker man.
Troopers say Louis Smith III, 36, was driving a 2002 Ford Mustang east on LA 1019 when the road came to a right-hand curve.
The car continued to the... more »
August 2, 2011 5:42 PM
WALKER-- First, he tried to steal a 500 pound lawn mower with his 1997 Oldsmobile sedan; then he ripped the screens off three trailers and peeped inside before he walked into one of them, deputies said. And, he's accused of doing it all in the nude.
Jason Clayton, 35,... more »
June 29, 2011 4:12 PM
LIVINGSTON - Louisiana State Police have identifed the victim in a fatal crash that occurred shortly before 3:00 pm on LA 449 south of LA 63 Wednesday.
Troopers say Anna R. Martin, 64, of Pine Grove was driving a 2003 Ford pickup north on LA 449 when she entered... more »
June 28, 2011 3:45 PM
WALKER - A wreck on I-12 in Livingston Parish killed a Denham Springs man and shut down the interstate for hours, according to police.
Walker Police said a 57-year-old Denham Springs man died when he lost control of his truck, crossed the median on I-12 and was hit by... more »
June 23, 2011 7:08 PM
WALKER- The statewide burn ban won't cancel Walker's CityFest celebration scheduled for July 2nd. Mayor Bobby Font says the firework display is approved and will cap off the end of the festival.
"I know that there has been a burn ban and that's obviously a concern of everyone's, but... more »
June 15, 2011 7:06 AM
WALKER- The Walker Board of Aldermen has agreed to put to a vote a newly proposed ordinance defining and setting up control laws for keeping "dangerous and vicious dogs." According to the proposal accepted Monday by the board and headed for a public hearing and final vote July 13, Mayor's... more »
May 22, 2011 10:31 AM
WALKER, La.- A woman from Holden died in a head-on collision. It happened on LA 447 south of I-12 in Livingston Parish yesterday evening.
Louisiana State Police say 50-year-old Trudy Hebert died after crossing the center line and crashing head-on into an oncoming truck. Her car rolled off the... more »
May 21, 2011 7:52 PM
LIVINGSTON PARISH- State Troopers are working a deadly crash that occurred just after seven this evening on LA 447.
According to Troopers the crash involved two vehicles.
It's unclear if someone in the second car was injured.
News 2 has a crew on the scene and will... more »
May 3, 2011 10:24 PM
BATON ROUGE- Keeping teens off the streets of Baton Rouge and out of trouble could be supported by a tougher curfew.
City leaders say that would give businesses and police more power over groups of troublesome teens. But others argue the government shouldn't be parenting kids or parents.
... more »
April 20, 2011 5:54 PM
WALKER- A Walker man says the city euthanized his dogs while he was out of town. Mark Lambert says he did not receive any type of notice. He says it seems like there would at least be a notice taped to his door explaining what happened.
Walker Mayor Bobby... more »
April 4, 2011 8:36 AM
WALKER - One person is dead after a shooting in Walker this morning. According to Livingston Parish Chief Deputy Jason Ard, an LPSO deputy shot and killed a suspect in the 3600 block of Corbin Road in Walker this morning. LPSO was responding to a domestic situation when the shooting... more »
February 22, 2011 12:50 PM
MADISON, Wis. - Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker warned Tuesday that state employees could start receiving layoff notices as early as next week if a bill eliminating most collective bargaining rights isn't passed soon.
Walker said in a statement to The Associated Press that the layoffs wouldn't take effect immediately.... more »
February 18, 2011 3:34 PM
BATON ROUGE - District attorneys have rejected a complaint that a school board member in East Baton Rouge Parish did not fully move back into the area he represents after its boundaries were redrawn.
Hillar Moore's office released an eight-page report today that said Al Walker, the person who... more »
February 10, 2011 6:18 PM
WALKER - Police have received reports of scammers targeting the residents of Walker.
According to the Walker Police Department, three men in a red, slightly new Ford truck or a white Chevy truck are offering to use left-over asphalt to pave driveways.
The men ask for a small... more »
January 31, 2011 10:19 PM
There are about 15 projects in the East Baton Rouge Parish "Green Light Plan" that are in construction right now. According to the plan website, seven of those projects are either past deadline or behind the original schedule because of extensions.
And a Metro-Council member is noticing.
"Too... more »
December 30, 2010 5:38 PM
WALKER- Nearly 20 dogs were abandoned by their owners following Christmas in Livingston Parish after owners decided to make room for newer pets, according to the SPCA of Livingston. Rescue volunteers said many families who discarded older pets claimed their new pets weren't getting along with their existing dogs.
... more »
December 20, 2010 2:36 PM
WALKER- Walker Police began early Monday morning searching for five people they suspected of selling crack-cocaine.
The drug roundup netted one man, Burtrell Morris, of Walker. Morris is accused of two counts of selling crack. News 2 spoke to Morris while he was being booked at the Walker Police... more »
December 14, 2010 1:34 PM
LIVINGSTON PARISH - A manhunt for a suspect who attempted to rob a house north of Watson ended with an arrest around 1 p.m. today.
Around noon, Livingston Parish Sheriff's Office say 22-year-old Jorge A. Hernandez attempted to rob a house north of Watson. The homeowner interruped the robbery... more »
December 10, 2010 5:19 PM
BATON ROUGE- Family and friends of a man shot after an apparent road rage incident last weekend in Walker are organizing a benefit to help raise money to cover medical costs.
Walker Police said Derrick Ardoin was shot in the neck by Hollis Johnson, 53, after the pair got... more »