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  • Severe weather floods three homes in Watson

    April 3, 2017 11:53 AM

    LIVINGSTON – Emergency officials say no one was hurt but some homes flooded in Monday morning’s severe weather event. The Livingston Parish Office of Emergency Preparedness tells WBRZ that there were no reported injuries and no major damage caused by the severe weather. Three homes in the Watson area... more »
  • Man charged with threatening, cyber stalking estranged wife

    December 1, 2016 4:33 PM

    BATON ROUGE – Police say a Baton Rouge man was arrested after he allegedly stalked and threatened his estranged wife in September. Baton Rouge Police charged 41-year-old Letrois Danvet Watson with simple assault and cyber stalking Thursday. According to arrest documents, Watson’s wife, a CATS bus driver, was... more »
  • Livingston Parish gravel pit regulations tighten Play Video

    April 13, 2016 5:27 PM

    WATSON- After two long years of going over regulations for gravel pits, the Livingston Parish Council is expected to move forward with its latest set of rules Thursday. The proposed gravel pit next to the Oak Hills subdivision in Watson has caused a stir among residents. The issue first came... more »
  • Ordinance committee to address controversial gravel pit laws

    April 5, 2016 4:48 AM

    WATSON- An ordinance committee in Livingston Parish is expected to address controversial gravel pit laws Tuesday. Gravel pits have a point of controversy in the parish for the past two years. The issue first came to light back in 2014 when Southern Aggregates, a gravel mining company, announced plans to... more »
  • 'Trashy' house on Livingston Parish Council agenda

    February 21, 2016 5:46 PM

    WATSON - The Livingston Parish Council may file charges against a property owner in Watson after the owner has ignored requests to clean up their property. At the corner of Highway 16 and Janelle Drive, two adjacent properties have been an eyesore for resident Phyllis Hill. "They just... more »
  • Runoff set for final Livingston Parish Council seat Play Video

    November 18, 2015 6:04 PM

    WATSON - There's one race left to decide the final seat for the Livingston Parish Council, and voters in the Watson area will decide between two republicans Saturday. Voters will pick either incumbent Jim Norred or Garry "Frog" Talbert. In October, Talbert received 12 more votes than Norred taking 42... more »
  • Sewer pump station needs fixes regularly Play Video

    August 18, 2015 6:29 PM

    WATSON - Leaking sewer pumps and noise are causing headaches for a handful of people in Livingston Parish who live on Cedar Ridge Court in Watson. Two pumps are right in between two houses, and residents in those homes are tired of the problems. "It's very obnoxious. It vibrates the... more »
  • Boil advisory Tuesday for some in Watson

    July 20, 2015 4:49 PM

    WATSON - Water district officials in Watson warned some of their customers that a boil order will be in place this week due to water line repairs. The Ward Two Water District said water will be turned off to Homer Knost Road in Watson Tuesday in order to repair... more »
  • Small community plagued with deaths, holds prayer service

    July 6, 2015 11:31 PM

    WATSON - Hundreds of people from Livingston Parish gathered at Live Oak UMC to mourn the deaths of three people from this small community over the last few days. Lolene Collyer 19, was in a car crash with an 18-wheeler on Thursday night. She suffered critical injuries and died... more »
  • Watson child killed in UTV accident

    July 5, 2015 12:04 PM

    ST. HELENA, La. - The Fourth of July turned tragic for one Watson family. Gavin Knapp, 12, was riding on a UTV, when the driver made a sharp turn and flipped the vehicle, which landed on Knapp. Joshua Keith Tharpe, 36, was driving the vehicle, and was charged... more »
  • Police: Teen dies after collision with 18-wheeler

    July 4, 2015 11:49 PM

    WATSON - A teenager is dead after her car was hit by an 18-wheeler in Livingston parish. Lolene Collyer, 19, died last night from her injuries. State police say she was hit trying to make a left onto LA 1019 in Watson near LA 64. The driver of the truck... more »
  • New junior high school coming to Livingston Parish Play Video

    June 17, 2015 5:24 PM

    WATSON - The Livingston Parish School Board will open bids Thursday on a $4 million project to create a new school in the Watson area. The new Live Oak Junior High will take over the old, run down high school location in the Live Oak community. The new junior... more »
  • Man dies trying to help tuber

    June 14, 2015 5:52 PM

    WATSON, La. - An Opelousas man died Saturday of what appeared to be a drowning. Ketni Thomas, 32, was allegedly trying to swim upstream to assist a distressed, younger tuber, when he became exhausted and went under water. The Livingston Parish Sheriff's Office responded to the Upper Amite... more »
  • Couple arrested in armed robbery of Watson pharmacy

    January 12, 2015 12:08 PM

    DENHAM SPRINGS - Sheriff's deputies in Livingston Parish said two arrests have been made in connection with the armed robbery of a pharmacy in Watson after detectives received a tip that led them to the suspects. 32-year-old Preston Davis was arrested by Walker Police after a traffic stop on... more »
  • Council makes changes, paves way for gravel pit Play Video

    December 11, 2014 10:27 PM

    WATSON - The Livingston Parish Council voted for tougher rules and regulations for gravel pit companies planning to build. For months, most of the Oak Hills subdivision off Highway 16 in Watson has been fighting against a gravel pit company building feet from their 230 home neighborhood. A... more »
  • Sports complex's future dim after tax fails Play Video

    December 8, 2014 4:10 PM

    WATSON - A sports complex in Livingston Parish will struggle to survive after voters turned down a tax renewal Saturday. The renewal would have lasted ten years and provided $850,000 a year to maintain and improve the Live Oak Sports Complex. People who use the complex say it offers... more »
  • Parish planning long list of gravel pit regulations Play Video

    August 28, 2014 10:30 PM

    WATSON - A gravel pit company may be required to obtain two permits if the Livingston Parish Council passes a slew of regulations next month. Southern Aggregates, a gravel mining company, plans to dig a gravel pit behind the Oak Hills Subdivision off of Highway 16 in Watson. Homeowners... more »
  • Planned gravel pit leaves residents between a rock and a hard place

    July 22, 2014 10:51 PM

    WATSON - People who live in Oak Hills subdivision said Tuesday, they were blindsided by news that a gravel pit is planned behind their neighborhood in Livingston Parish. The gravel mine could be behind houses along Highway 16 in Watson, if the permit is approved. It would be feet... more »
  • More signatures gathered to make Watson a city

    May 19, 2014 10:53 PM

    WATSON- Organizers of a drive to incorporate this unincorporated area of Livingston Parish told people who gathered to hear an update on the campaign Monday night, canvassers have gathered half of the required signatures to get the issue on a ballot. The effort, which failed 15 years ago, is... more »
  • St. George supporters optimistic about deadline Play Video

    April 22, 2014 6:42 PM

    BATON ROUGE - The clock is ticking on the move to create the city of St. George, with three months left for supporters to get 18,000 signatures. The committee to incorporate the city has until July 23 to turn in their petitions to put it up for a vote.... more »
  • Charity collection boxes placed without permission Play Video

    February 24, 2014 5:22 PM

    WATSON - A pair of donation boxes that showed up outside a car wash on Highway 16 is causing some problems for the property owner, who never gave permission for the collection boxes. Dana Rushing, the owner of Eagle Auto Spa, had a problem with the same boxes just... more »
  • Watson man arrested for sexual battery

    February 14, 2014 11:21 AM

    WATSON - A Watson man was arrested Thursday for sexual battery. According to police records Rocky Dwayne Miller, 36, went to the victim's residence to visit on Feb. 9 where he attempted to kiss the victim and pushed her onto a couch. The victim told Miller, "No." Miller... more »
  • Deadly curve in Watson Play Video

    November 20, 2013 5:35 PM

    WATSON - A curve in Livingston Parish was the scene of deadly crash last night, and residents want changes to prevent future deaths there. State Police said on Tuesday night Lena Johnson of Denham Springs was headed west on LA 1024 just east of LA 16 when the wreck... more »
  • Second arrest made in AC burglary

    October 15, 2013 11:46 AM

    BATON ROUGE - Baton Rouge Police have arrested a second man in connection with a burglary of Acme Refrigeration. Wayne Watson was arrested in Port Arthur, Texas after BRPD issued a warrant for him last week. Watson will be extradited to Baton Rouge and booked into East Baton... more »
  • Man loses dog after car crash, reunited 20 days later Play Video

    September 30, 2013 9:22 PM

    WATSON - Best friends are back together after getting separated in a car accident. September 10th, Larry Bennett, 75, crashed his car on Highway 60 in Watson. Bennett suffered a broken neck, but his dog, Pierre, who was also in the car, ran away when rescuers freed the two... more »
  • Drivers see proposed new bridge over Amite River

    August 20, 2013 10:38 PM

    CENTRAL- People took a look at a proposed new route across the Amite River Tuesday night. Engineers revealed plans for a new bridge and roundabout at the intersection of Hooper Road and Greenwell Springs Road in East Baton Rouge. Once it crosses the river into Livingston, the highway would... more »
  • Officials trying to bridge gap between Central and Watson Play Video

    August 18, 2013 5:23 PM

    WATSON - A proposed bridge would connect the Central and Watson communities if everything goes according to plans. The 5.5 mile bridge would cross the Amite River three miles north of the Magnolia Road Bridge giving motorists another way to get across the river. "It's booming out here... more »
  • Man arrested for fraud in oil spill claim

    August 14, 2013 12:06 PM

    BATON ROUGE - A 66-year-old Buras man has been arrested, accused of creating a false bill of sale for a boat in order to obtain settlement money from BP. The Advocate reports Limauel Lee Watson was booked into East Baton Rouge Parish Prison Tuesday night on counts of injuring public... more »
  • Residents want Watson to become a city Play Video

    July 20, 2013 6:34 PM

    WATSON - Residents in Watson have started a petition to make the community a city. They want more say-so in parish issues. A group called Neighbors in Action (NIA) held a drive-thru petition signing Saturday to collect signatures. "Things are changing out here. They know they're changing quickly,... more »
  • Pedestrian struck, killed in Livingston Parish

    June 15, 2013 11:13 AM

    WATSON, La. - A Denham Springs resident was killed late Friday night after being struck by a vehicle on LA Hwy 1024 near Watson, according to Louisiana State Police Tpr. Jared Sandifer. Sandifer says 37-year-old Bennie McInnis was walking eastbound in the eastbound lane of Hwy 1024 when he... more »
  • Body pulled from water in Livingston Parish

    May 27, 2013 2:21 PM

    WATSON - A body was pulled from a waterway in Livingston Parish. Deputies say 21-year-old Jacques Pierre Demare possibly drowned on the Amite River while tubing. The investigation is ongoing. more »
  • Watson one step closer to becoming a city Play Video

    April 12, 2013 10:12 PM

    WATSON- Saturday, people here will begin the final push to get their community incorporated as a city. "We need a voice to represent our community because our community is different from the other side of the parish, and right now we're just treated as one within several in the... more »
  • Watson wants to become city Play Video

    February 7, 2013 6:10 PM

    WATSON - A citizens group is pushing to make Watson a city. "We have great schools, we have low crime rates, we have a model community that cares about each other," said Gene Baker with Neighbors in Action. If successful Watson will become the largest city in Livingston... more »
  • LSP says unrestrained driver killed in Watson wreck

    February 5, 2013 4:15 PM

    WATSON - State Police said the driver killed in an afternoon wreck in Livingston Parish wasn't wearing their seat belt. Troopers said Walter C. Phillips Jr., 60, of Greenwell Springs died in the wreck on La. 1019 in Watson. Investigators said Phillips went off the road while going... more »

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