March 2, 2015 11:48 AM
ZACHARY - Sheriff's deputies in East Baton Rouge Parish arrested a man Saturday after he broke into a home and then attacked deputies while attempting to escape the scene of the crime.
Vontrail Walker, 29, of Zachary was charged with simple burglary, damage to property, simple escape and four... more »
February 26, 2015 9:45 PM
ZACHARY - One person died and two others were severely injured in a crash Thursday evening.
Police said the driver of a sedan turned in front of on-coming traffic and was hit by a utility truck towing a trailer. The truck hit the car on the passenger side and... more »
January 29, 2015 5:41 PM
ZACHARY - A bridge which has been shut down for nearly two years has got some residents getting impatient.
The parish said they're on schedule with the process of getting a replacement at the Milldale Road bridge that's over Beaver Creek.
Some residents said it's taking too long.... more »
January 21, 2015 12:50 PM
BATON ROUGE - Police arrested a man accused of breaking into a pharmacy with the ultimate goal of stealing oxycodone pills on Tuesday.
Curran Tyler Johnson, 23, was booked into East Baton Rouge Parish Prison on a charge of attempted simple burglary of a pharmacy after officers apprehended him... more »
January 15, 2015 11:17 PM
ZACHARY - City officials opened the newly-completed bypass Thursday.
The street is less than a mile long and allows a quick route around the city's busy main street. Designers said the bypass will reduce traffic around the city, especially on Highway 19.
"We are committed to continuing to... more »
January 7, 2015 10:02 AM
BATON ROUGE - A Zachary woman was killed in what police called a major vehicle crash on Florida Blvd. early Tuesday afternoon in Baton Rouge.
Mary Russell, 77, was trying to cross eastbound travel lanes around 1 p.m. Tuesday in the 14000 block of Florida Blvd. in a sedan... more »
December 29, 2014 5:56 PM
ZACHARY - After ranking number one overall for public school districts in the state, the Zachary Community School District is now looking for new ways to bring in money.
A legislative audit shows the district spent nearly $4 million more than it made in the last school year, dipping... more »
December 22, 2014 6:08 PM
ZACHARY - Police arrested a man they're calling a person of interest during their investigation into a drive-by shooting that left two people injured.
Police arrested Deandre Singleton on multiple bench warrants for other crimes and are speaking to him about the shooting.
The shooting happened just after... more »
December 17, 2014 6:18 PM
ZACHARY - Residents are excited the city is removing eyesores and junk vehicles from around town.
"Clean up all of these old raggedy cars just sitting up there. (It's) not doing them any service, so you know it's not doing me any service just sitting there," said Bobby Williams... more »
December 8, 2014 11:15 PM
ZACHARY- Four siblings got the surprise of their lives at an assembly at Rollins Place Elementary Monday afternoon.
The school's principal and their mother orchestrated the homecoming of their father, a soldier, from Afghanistan. Daniel Von Kanel had been overseas for eight months.
His four kids, two girls... more »
December 2, 2014 11:24 PM
ZACHARY- State traffic engineers will rebuild the lighting sequence of red, green and yellow lights at a busy intersection starting next week.
Tuesday, the state announced plans to only allow vehicles to make a left turn from Highway 61 to Highway 64 when there is a left-turn arrow showing.... more »
November 8, 2014 12:09 AM
Zachary officially clinching a District 4-5A title with a 56-22 victory over Broadmoor.
The Broncos finishing district undefeated at 5-0 and will go into the playoffs as a top four seed in the state. The Buccaneers will finish the year at 3-7. more »
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 »
October 22, 2014 10:37 PM
ZACHARY- An airman returned home from a 14-month tour of duty to surprise his family Wednesday evening.
Screams could be heard coming from a large banquet room at Sammy's where Andressen Taylor's family had gathered. They were elated to see Taylor walk into the room shortly after 6 p.m.... more »
October 22, 2014 7:23 PM
ZACHARY - To say Lindsey Scott is having a great year would be an understatement.
The Zachary quarterback in just the last three weeks has picked up 852 yards and 12 touchdowns.
But against Central, it was the junior's three touchdown performance in the 4th quarter, including the... more »
October 10, 2014 11:41 PM
ZACHARY - A much-anticipated showdown turned into a one-sided affair as Zachary built a big lead early on Plaquemine and cruised to a 64-28 win over the Green Devils on Friday night.
Everyone got in on the act early for the Broncos, as Terry Sullivan galloped in for a... more »
October 10, 2014 2:34 PM
ZACHARY - If you enjoy golf, you can tee-off for a good cause at the very first Heritage Ranch Golf Tournament. Jon Leblanc and Vicki Ellis joined us on 2une In this morning with the details.
The tournament is on February, October 24th at the Copper Mill Golf Club... more »
October 4, 2014 11:07 AM
ST. HELENA - State police say a man from Zachary is dead after he crashed his car into a utility pole and was ejected Saturday morning.
The single vehicle crash happened on La. hwy 37 near La. hwy 449 in St. Helena Parish.
Police say Cody Damico, 29,... more »
October 4, 2014 12:10 AM
ZACHARY - Zachary getting off to the start it needed for district 4-5A play, defeating Live Oak 36-21.
The Broncos improve to 2-0 in district play, while the Eagles fall to 0-2.
Live Oak actually jumped out to leads of 7-0 and 14-10, but Zachary outscored the Eagles... more »
September 26, 2014 11:42 PM
BATON ROUGE - If Zachary was looking to make a statement starting district play, the rest of the teams in 4-5A heard it loud and clear.
The Broncos (3-1, 1-0) with a thunderous 41-7 victory over the Scotlandville Hornets (2-2, 0-1).
Zachary QB Lindsey Scott leading the way... more »
September 19, 2014 11:45 PM
ZACHARY - The Zachary Broncos turned a 14-0 halftime lead into a rout, taking down East Feliciana 49-8 Friday night.
The Broncos stormed out of the locker room in the third quarter, scoring on their first 2 possessions within the first 5 minutes of play.
Lindsay Scott, Jr.... more »
September 16, 2014 2:33 PM
ZACHARY - Police are looking for information on a man accused of stealing several hundred dollars worth of meat from a food store in Zachary last month.
Zachary police said they responded to LeBlanc's Food Store on Sept. 4 after an employee confronted a man as he attempted to... more »
September 4, 2014 3:40 AM
BATON ROUGE - A Zachary man who owns a Baton Rouge business has admitted to dumping unpermitted industrial wastes into the city-parish sewer system between 2009 and 2012 and lying to a grand jury about it. 55-year-old Roger Joseph Dies faces up to 13 years in prison, along with substantial... more »
September 2, 2014 10:15 AM
ZACHARY - Zachary is connecting with more compassion for a new community-wide kindness initiative. Zachary Mayor David Amrhein and School Superintendent Scott Devillier joined us on 2une In to let you know how you can get connected.
The theme for schools this year is Zachary connected, and officials hope... more »
August 28, 2014 3:13 PM
ZACHARY - A child found in a pool in a Zachary subdivision died at the hospital this morning, according to police.
It happened at a home in the Coppermill Subdivision on N. Turnberry Avenue when a woman who was house-sitting lost sight of the child.
Investigators said the... more »
August 15, 2014 3:53 PM
ZACHARY - A man wanted in connection with a burglary in Zachary now faces an attempted murder charge after authorities said he tried to run over a police officer during a high speed chase.
On Aug. 12, 21-year-old Chavis Duncan of Baker went to visit his probation office at... more »
July 24, 2014 3:16 PM
ZACHARY - Two Zachary men accused of robbing a truck stop in West Feliciana Parish at gunpoint early Monday morning were arrested and are still being held on additional charges, according to deputies.
Deputies said warrants were issued for Joshua Wells, 21, and Reginald Jackson, also 21, for the... more »
July 16, 2014 6:36 PM
ZACHARY - Frustrations are mounting with Zachary residents who live along Rollins Road.
The reconstruction of the road started late last year and was supposed to be finished in June. However, the construction company the city contracted said they ran into delays.
Residents just want the road to... more »
June 17, 2014 7:32 PM
BATON ROUGE - Authorities in Zachary say they've noticed a rise in the number of huffing-related arrests.
Zachary Police Chief David McDavid said within the last three years there has been an increase in middle-aged women abusing products like aerosol keyboard cleaners to get a quick high.
"We... more »
April 18, 2014 11:03 AM
ZACHARY - Phone lines have been temporarily repaired to Lane Regional Medical Center, acccording to an AT&T spokesperson.
Sue Sperry with AT&T said the hospital phone lines were accidentally cut by a construction crew Friday morning causing significant damage.
For about an hour, no one could call in... more »
March 11, 2014 11:01 PM
LIVONIA - Coming off a trip to the 3A state finals, the Livonia football team made another big splash, naming Guy Mistretta as its new head coach.
Mistretta comes over from Dunham to replace David Brewerton.
In essence, it's a coaching carosuel as Brewerton replaced Neil Weiner at... more »
February 28, 2014 12:03 PM
BATON ROUGE - A Zachary woman has been arrested for defrauding the state's Medicaid program.
36 year old Sekari Washington Davis is accused of fraud and theft, along with laundering more than $100,000 through her Baton Rouge personal care agency.
The arrest came from a joint investigation involving... more »
February 23, 2014 8:33 PM
ZACHARY - Residents are banding together to keep their community safe after a spike in burglaries.
The number of burglaries nearly doubled in the last year, according to Zachary Police Chief David McDavid. He says population growth may be driving the rise in crime.
Now, he is calling... more »
February 19, 2014 10:29 PM
ZACHARY - Complaints have been filed against CrossFit Zachary for excessive noise. The complaints are so frequent, the city of Zachary is talking about purchasing a decibel reader to test the sound levels.
CrossFit Zachary has classes from 5:30 a.m. to 8 p.m. The workouts are intense.
"You're... more »
February 18, 2014 10:32 PM
ZACHARY - City leaders want to consider changing an outdated law that allows guns to be fired anywhere in city limits.
The ordinance was intended for rural areas before the city began to expand.
After a couple of complaints about gunshot noises, the council and mayor are considering... more »
February 5, 2014 10:35 PM
BATON ROUGE - Here's a roundup of signees from 4 parishes and 15 high schools around Baton Rouge on signing day:
At Central High, the Wildcats follwed up a state quarterfinal birth with a handful of seniors moving on to the college ranks:
Donald Lewis junior is heading... more »
February 5, 2014 12:23 PM
ZACHARY - Sheriff's deputies accused a Zachary man of raping a family member Wednesday.
Detectives booked Roman Vandiver, 30, into the parish jail on suspicion of simple forcible rape.
Investigators said the victim went to an emergency room on Jan. 29 and told hospital staff she'd been raped.... more »
January 30, 2014 10:29 PM
ZACHARY- Police said they have arrested a woman numerous times for huffing a compressed gas substance while operating a vehicle.
Angela Gipson, 34, was most recently arrested Thursday afternoon after she ran a red light, according to a police report obtained by WBRZ News 2.
The officer wrote... more »
January 23, 2014 5:22 PM
BATON ROUGE - BREC officials said they would offer a one-day winter camp for kids who are out of school Friday in Baker, Central, and Zachary.
The following BREC facilities will hold the day camp from 7 a.m. to 6 p.m. at a cost of $10 per child. Kids... more »
January 7, 2014 5:52 PM
ZACHARY - Record breaking temperatures are taking their toll on Zachary's gas pipelines.
Residents are experiencing low gas pressure throughout the city. Mayor David Amrhein said it's from a combination of the cold and meeting the demand of a growing city. Some Zachary residents went without heat, hot water,... more »
January 1, 2014 4:24 AM
BATON ROUGE - State Police identified the victim in a deadly New Year's Eve crash in East Baton Rouge Parish.
Trooper Jared Sandifer said 51-year-old Patricia Titus died in the four-vehicle wreck, which happened just after 10:30 pm Tuesday night on Plank Road.
Investigators said Christopher Price, 20,... more »
December 30, 2013 10:47 PM
ZACHARY - Sports 2 has learned that Zachary head coach Neil Weiner is going to be announced Wednesday as the next head coach at Dunham High School.
The move comes after Weiner led the Broncos to the furthest the school had ever been since moving from 4A to 5A.... more »
December 10, 2013 10:34 PM
ZACHARY- City leaders will gather in a special committee to look at enacting stricter rules to deal with peddlers after a number of complaints and even arrests recently.
The city's police chief was among those who complained about annoying knocks at the front door. Often, the people knocking don't... more »
December 8, 2013 6:11 PM
ZACHARY- A device detonated by bomb squads Saturday night was merely a training tool according to Police.
Jimmy Baker, owner of the Advance Mini-Storage, found the briefcase with his grandson in an abandoned locker.
"When you open the lid up there were rows of nails siliconed to the... more »
November 28, 2013 11:48 AM
ZACHARY - Firefighters pulled a man from his burning home early this morning in Zachary.
The 58-year-old man was found on the floor of his home in the Sweet Briar Mobile Home Park on Samuels Road.
He was taken to the hospital. No other injuries were reported. The... more »
November 22, 2013 11:09 PM
NEW IBERIA - The Broncos senior class finally shook the second-round bugaboo that's haunted the Zachary football team since they came to high school, with a 34-30 win over New Iberia Friday night.
Bryson Dunn got into the end zone twice for the Broncos in the first half to... more »
November 13, 2013 10:07 PM
ZACHARY - Forrest can run.
In fact, this week's Fans Choice Award winner, Forrest Town ran for 140 yards and accounted for 175 all-purpose yards for the Zachary Broncos in a 32-20 win over Broadmoor.
Town sparked the Broncos offense with a 36-yard touchdown reception ,after Zachary fell... more »
October 31, 2013 5:45 PM
ZACHARY - Copper Mill Golf Course, which was under threat of closing, is here to stay after homeowners near the Zachary course bought it outright.
The Copper Mill Homeowners Association put up the $1.2 million dollars necessary to buy the course, voting 229-16 in favor of the purchase.
... more »
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 »
October 17, 2013 10:31 PM
ZACHARY- Two people face incest charges after a seven-year-old girl reported being assaulted.
Deputies arrested William Hebert and Whittney Hebert, his wife.
Investigators said Hebert inappropriately touched a child in the middle of the night, sleeping in their house.
His wife is accused of knowing about what... more »
October 16, 2013 9:23 PM
ZACHARY - A live oak tree in the middle of Zachary is set to be cut down after arborists say it's exceeded its life and has become a safety hazard to the city.
Mayor David Amrhein is seeking a fourth opinion on the fate of the 100-year-old live oak... more »
October 9, 2013 9:13 AM
ZACHARY - Authorities need help tracking down a woman whom they say made purchases using a stolen card.
Police say the woman allegedly stole the victim's wallet from her purse at a local store.
The suspect then went to a grocery store and charged more than $1,000.
... more »
October 7, 2013 10:53 PM
ZACHARY- People who skipped court here can expect to be published on the Internet.
The police department is listing the names, ages, and offenses of people with outstanding warrants. At the end of October, the 4,000 people on the list can expect to get a visit from police.
... more »
September 30, 2013 10:13 PM
ZACHARY - A controversial speed camera along Hwy. 19 in Zachary is on it's way out.
The city and Redflex, the company who owns the traffic camera, will end the contract November 22.
Those who drive through Zachary, are weary of the cameras.
"As soon as you... more »
September 29, 2013 7:35 PM
ZACHARY - Investigators are looking into what sparked a fire at a mobile home in Zachary.
It took firefighters nearly an hour to extinguish the blaze on West Port Hudson Plains Road Sunday afternoon.
The mobile home was destroyed. more »
September 23, 2013 9:28 PM
ZACHARY- A man responding to a fire call was injured in a crash that closed one of the city's busier streets Monday night.
Three others were hurt when a pick-up and a sedan collided.
East Baton Rouge Parish Sheriff's deputies investigating the crash said the man was responding... more »
September 20, 2013 11:38 PM
ZACHARY - The Zachary Broncos pitched their first shutout of the season with a 45-0 blanking of East Feliciana Friday night.
Philip Brooks helped the Broncos' cause with a pick-6 in the second quarter that helped the defensive effort.
This year's game against the Tigers certainly was much... more »
September 13, 2013 11:44 PM
ZACHARY - The Zachary Broncos got their ground game going and their defense finally showed up to help put away Northwest for the Broncos first win of the season, 18-8.
Terry Sullivan set the tone for the Broncos with some tough running down the field through arm tackles that... more »
September 10, 2013 10:43 PM
ZACHARY- The future of controversial speed cameras here is still up-in-the-air after a confusing decision by the town council Tuesday night.
Leaders voted no on an agenda item that would have let the contract lapse, and not be renewed. But, despite a vote that essentially supported the camera system,... more »
September 10, 2013 6:41 PM
ZACHARY - The lunchtime traffic flows a little slower along Highway 19 in Zachary, drivers seemingly wary of the traffic camera catching all speeders without prejudice.
"The ones in Zachary don't bother me at all," Vicki Barry said. "I think they're a good idea. They keep people from speeding... more »
September 2, 2013 4:34 PM
BATON ROUGE - Police said they're investigating the death of a Zachary man killed after he was confronted in someone else's car.
Lt. Don Kelly with Baton Rouge Police said Jerry Sheppard, 47, died Friday from his injuries.
Kelly said Sheppard was found in someone else's parked car... more »
August 28, 2013 7:41 AM
ZACHARY - The Zachary City Council has started the process of borrowing up to $5 million for continuing work on the municipal sewer system.
According to the resolution adopted by the council Tuesday, the city would pay back the bonds over 22 years and borrow the money at an... more »
August 14, 2013 10:22 AM
CENTRAL- Parents in Central and Zachary say they're experiencing problems with the FIRST Student bus system.
One Central parent told News 2 her child arrived home after 5 p.m. Tuesday.
News 2's Adrian Pittman gets answers from the school system tonight on News 2 at 4. more »
August 9, 2013 8:47 AM
ZACHARY - The Zachary Community School District expects an enrollment increase of more than 100 students for the upcoming school year.
As of Thursday, Superintendent Scott Devillier said enrollment in pre-kindergarten, kindergarten and grades first through 12th was 5,490.
Personnel Director Yolanda Williams said the count amounts to... more »
August 8, 2013 4:39 PM
ZACHARY - A grand jury indicted a Zachary man today in the death of his girlfriend's young child.
The grand jury charged Willie Stone, 23, with the second-degree murder in the April 15 death of Azaria Johnson.
Stone told investigators at first that the 18-month-old child was unresponsive... more »
July 16, 2013 9:43 PM
ZACHARY - Three teens are in police custody after victims snapped their pictures prior to a bait and switch at a neighborhood park.
A couple from Baton Rouge shopping on Craigslist found an iPad for $180 and responded to the ad, Zachary Police Chief David McDavid said. According to... more »
July 14, 2013 11:28 AM
ZACHARY, La. - A 24-year-old man was struck and killed by a pickup truck on Hwy 67, according to Louisiana State Police Tpr. Jared Sandifer.
It happened shortly after midnight Sunday on Hwy 67 north of Port Hudson-Pride Road. Britt Efferson of Central was walking along Hwy 67 when... more »
June 16, 2013 10:28 AM
ZACHARY, La. - Local officials say a proposed 70-acre technology park could bring business and jobs to the city. The Advocate reports the proposal calls for the city to provide a site that companies could build on without having to deal with zoning, environmental studies or pre-construction matters. Mayor David... more »
June 4, 2013 4:56 PM
ZACHARY- The attorney representing a woman who claims she was sexually harassed filed another lawsuit against the Assistant Zachary Police Chief Tuesday.
Jill Craft represents Melody Hills and Tracy McKneely, both of whom claim they were sexually harassed by Assistant Police Chief Darryl Lawrence.
News 2 found the... more »
May 19, 2013 12:56 PM
ZACHARY, La. - The Zachary Community School Board will hire a private academy to provide programs for middle- and high-school students who are expelled from their regular schools. The Advocate reports that the district's alternative school has been at the Port Hudson Career Academy. Board members have plans to expand... more »
May 17, 2013 12:01 PM
ZACHARY - The Louisiana Attorney General's Office announced three Zachary women have been arrested and charged with filing false Medicaid claims.
Investigators said the three women, all personal care attendants, filed timesheets claiming they were working with Medicaid recipients at the same time they were actually working for another... more »
April 26, 2013 6:06 PM
ZACHARY - The search for a West Baton Rouge Parish fugitive ended with the discovery of a meth lab.
The Zachary Police Department arrested 29-year-old Jeremie Ortega on drug charges today. U.S. Marshals earlier alerted police that he could be in the area.
Police said Ortega had been... more »
March 27, 2013 4:12 PM
ZACHARY - Zachary police assisting state child welfare case workers in an investigation discovered an illegal methamphetamine lab. After officers entered the home and found methamphetamines and materials used in making crystal meth, Chief David McDavid says officers arrested three people. Officers booked Ryan Patrick Harper and Shari Kay Behrens... more »
March 26, 2013 9:50 AM
ZACHARY - Today, firefighters in Zachary will showcase their newest addition: a new custom fire truck.
Officials say Ferrera Fire Apparatus manufactured the truck, which has computerized safety features and an increased internal pump capacity.
They say the new equipment will help further their efforts in battling fires.... more »
March 13, 2013 12:54 PM
BATON ROUGE - Deputies identified a Zachary man killed in a crash this morning in East Baton Rouge Parish.
Sheriff's office spokesperson Casey Rayborn Hicks said Zachary Paul Mounce, 27, died after the wreck on East Flonacher Road around 6:35 a.m.
Hicks said Mounce left the road, hit... more »
March 1, 2013 5:48 PM
ZACHARY - A man was rescued from near-freezing temperatures by Zachary Firefighters after he ran his car off Groom road and into a pond.
It happened just before midnight at the intersection of Groom Rd. and Old Scenic Hwy.
Mona Gates was inside her home nearby when she... more »
February 22, 2013 5:49 PM
ZACHARY - Ten percent of Zachary High School students were absent Friday because of threats made at another school, in another parish earlier this week.
Kyle Blackburn, 18, from Denham Springs was arrested by the Livingston Parish Sheriff's Office Wednesday for Twitter messages he sent to Silliman Institute students... more »
February 13, 2013 7:29 AM
ZACHARY - Crime in Zachary rose slightly by some measures and fell by others during 2012. Police Chief David McDavid delivered the crime figures to the City Council on Tuesday. Larceny thefts and burglaries increased slightly, from 258 thefts and 10 burglaries in 2011 to 368 and 26 in 2012,... more »
February 4, 2013 11:13 AM
BATON ROUGE - Genesis Energy is expanding its presence in the Baton Rouge area, with plans to build a crude oil pipeline that will connect to ExxonMobil's refinery. The Houston-based company supports refinery and chemical operations with pipeline transportation, supplies and logistics. It announced the $125 million project Monday. Construction... more »
January 25, 2013 7:24 AM
ZACHARY - The Zachary Community School Board has agreed to purchase four acres of land near Northwestern Middle School from the Zachary Men's Club.
Committee Chairman Scott Swilley says the club has agreed to sell the property for $120,000. Board attorney Ricky McDavid said the city of Zachary must... more »