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ZACHARY - City leaders want to consider changing an outdated law that allows guns to be fired anywhere in city limits.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 »
January 24, 2013 7:03 AM
ZACHARY - Zachary Mayor David Amrhein said a discrepancy between an old city ordinance and the revised home-rule charter approved in 2010 has caused him to be overpaid by $3,200.
The mayor says the ordinance specified that he and the police chief would be eligible for a 2 percent... more »
January 4, 2013 4:31 PM
ZACHARY - Thursday evening, following a three month investigation, the Delta Narcotics Task Force searched the homes of two neighbors in the 4000 block of Avenue G in Zachary.
Officers found marijuana, cocaine, money and a pistol in the homes of Tyrus Johnson, 25, and Roger Hill, 53.
... more »
December 27, 2012 5:52 PM
ZACHARY- Zachary has scaled back us of speed camera equipment in recent years. A more permanent decision could be made next year. Only one trailer with camera equipment is being used right now. The city had vans and other equipment in use two years ago. The cameras take pictures of... more »
December 26, 2012 5:37 PM
ZACHARY- The National Weather Service says damage in the Zachary area is consistent with straight line winds, not a tornado.
Meteorologist Mike Efferson says a tree that snapped in half, damaging a home and vehicle, fell from west to east, the same direction as the Christmas Day storm. Efferson... more »
December 25, 2012 3:40 PM
ZACHARY - Police in Zachary tell the National Weather Service that one of its officers spotted a tornado near the Zachary-Slaughter Highway just east of East Cental Avenue.
The report came in just after 3 p.m. as a strong line of thunderstorms raced over the area.
No reports... more »
December 4, 2012 4:00 PM
ZACHARY- Parents in parts of Zachary are worried about the safety of their children after catching drivers outrunning school buses.
Karen Underkoffler filmed a driver speeding past her daughter's bus last week. She said she has witnessed drivers ignoring the red stop signs and flashing lights. She even created... more »
November 15, 2012 5:33 PM
ZACHARY- The city of Zachary could soon take possession of some state roads inside the city.
City officials asked the state to let them take over portions of La. 64, Old Baker Road, and East Central Avenue.
If the agreement is approved the city will receive more than... more »
October 31, 2012 4:52 PM
ZACHARY - Louisiana National Cemetery is officially open. Today, the national site performed their third burial at the facility.
Louisiana National Cemetery is set on 104 acres of land. Construction includes gravesite development and a range of burial alternatives including cremation sites.
The completed phase holds 2,500 in-ground... more »
October 26, 2012 5:54 PM
ZACHARY-Zachary has a new leader for the top performing district in the state.
Scott Devillier was voted as superintendent last night.
Devillier is already getting to work. He spent the day introducing himself to students.
He says, " I've been in a couple of schools already this... more »
October 25, 2012 9:41 PM
ZACHARY- One of Louisiana's best school districts hired its next leader Thursday night.
Scott Devillier was appointed Zachary School System's superintendent. Devillier is currently working for the district as director of operations.
The board expects to have a contract for him by the next board meeting.
Devillier... more »
October 24, 2012 7:41 AM
ZACHARY - The Zachary City Council has unanimously accepted the low bid of $642,000 from Industrial Enterprises Inc. of Baton Rouge for water distribution system improvements.
City engineer Bianca Carambat says the company has also worked on a road rehabilitation project with Zachary.
Five other contractors submitted bids... more »
October 23, 2012 6:03 PM
ZACHARY - City officials in Zachary are urging to pay your fines or you could find yourself behind bars.
The Zachary Police Department is giving people with outstanding bench warrants until the end of the month to pay up, before being locked up. If those warrants aren't paid by... more »
October 23, 2012 10:03 AM
ZACHARY - People who have outstanding warrants in Zachary have until Halloween to pay up, or they'll be locked up.
Chief David McDavid said the Zachary Police Department will be actively pursuing people whose names appear on the city's warrant lists beginning in November.
Coming up at 6,... more »
October 16, 2012 6:22 PM
ZACHARY- A couple in Zachary are behind bars for drug charges, and their apartment faces a hefty cleanup after police said they found a meth lab inside.
Police accused Jeremy Beavers and his wife Marcelle of making meth in their apartment at 1135 Willow Creek Drive in Zachary.
... more »
October 16, 2012 10:15 AM
ZACHARY- Authorities arrested a Zachary couple after they said they found an illegal meth lab inside their apartment.
According to police, last Thursday the Delta Drug Task Force investigated information they received from neighbors about a possible meth lab inside the apartment in the 1100 block of Willow Creek... more »
October 9, 2012 2:39 PM
ZACHARY - One of three finalists for superintendent of the Zachary Community School District has withdrawn as a candidate for the post. School system spokeswoman Adonica Duggan says Michelle Clayton, who had been the district's curriculum and academic accountability director, gave the School Board written notice of her decision Monday.... more »
October 3, 2012 5:30 PM
ZACHARY- A stretch of highway in Zachary, is getting some much needed improvements as part of a widening project.
Highway 64 between Mchugh Road and Highway 19 will be widened, and a center left turning lane will be added to the already four lanes.
"It's real bad," said... more »
September 14, 2012 5:23 PM
ZACHARY - State law enforcement opened an investigation into KKK recruitment fliers distributed in a Zachary neighorhood during the weekend.
The fliers claim to be from "The Aryan Nations Knights of Louisiana," an organization affiliated with the Ku Klux Klan.
Residents in the area said this will only... more »
September 14, 2012 8:07 AM
ZACHARY - The Zachary Community School Board has voted to invite five applicants for the district superintendent's post to attend the first round of interviews, scheduled Sept. 25 and Sept. 26.
On Thursday, the board members chose to interview five after first indicating in writing whether or not they... more »
August 29, 2012 3:11 PM
ZACHARY - School officials canceled this week's football game between Zachary High and Catholic High.
Zachary head football coach Neil Weiner said the team hadn't had enough days to practice for the Week One matchup because of Hurricane Isaac, now a tropical storm.
He said the schools were... more »
August 28, 2012 2:27 PM
The City of Zachary has created a dusk-to-dawn curfew starting Wednesday, August 29 at 6p.m., running through Thursday, August 30 at 6a.m.,as Hurricane Isaac approaches the state.
Zachary Police Chief David McDavid stated that the curfew would be necessary to allow public safety officials to better do their job... more »
August 8, 2012 8:41 AM
BATON ROUGE - A 26-year-old man was sentenced to 50 years in prison after pleading guilty in a February 2011 shooting at a Zachary mobile home park that left one man dead.
Kenneth Nixon, of Zachary, who was charged with one count of second-degree murder and two counts of... more »
August 6, 2012 5:09 PM
ZACHARY- Improvements are underway on MacHost Road after years of serious and sometimes deadly accidents.
MacHost connects Main Street in Zachary with Pride-Port Hudson Road. The plans involve widening the road. Trees will be removed. New ditches will be installed.
Firefighter Ben Zachary lost a friend in a... more »
August 6, 2012 10:50 AM
ZACHARY - Parish leaders announced plans to widen MacHost Road in Zachary today.
EBR Mayor-President Kip Holden's office said MacHost is a well-traveled parish road that's narrow with no shoulders and deep ditches on each side.
They also said it's been the site of many wrecks which caused... more »
July 25, 2012 7:23 AM
BATON ROUGE - A Zachary woman has been sentenced to seven years in prison and ordered to pay restitution of $10.9 million for frauds committed against Medicare.
Chikenna Jones and her attorney, Michael A. Fiser, told U.S. District Judge James J. Brady that the woman's role in the fraudulent... more »
July 12, 2012 6:12 PM
ZACHARY- Arson investigators are still sifting through evidence after a pastor and her sister were accused of setting fire to a Zachary home yesterday.
Bridget Steib and Lucille Brown are charged with arson after Steib's Zachary home went up in flames Monday.
Neighbors tell News 2 the Steib's... more »
July 11, 2012 4:59 PM
ZACHARY - Investigators accused two people, including a pastor from the Ministry of Love church in East Baton Rouge Parish, of intentionally setting fire to a Zachary home this week.
Authorities arrested Bridgett Barnes-Steib in suspicion of arson today, in connection with a fire to the large home on... more »
July 9, 2012 3:16 PM
ZACHARY - Investigators said they're still looking into the cause of a fire which did thousands of dollars in damage to a large home in Zachary this morning.
Four departments responded to the million-dollar home on Jackcock Road around 9 a.m. today, including Zachary, Baker, Slaughter and Central fire... more »
July 9, 2012 10:33 AM
ZACHARY - A house fire in Zachary this morning took four fire departments to get under control.
Members of Baker and Zachary fire departments responded to the fire at 23006 Jacock Road, then called for assitance from other fire departments near the area.
Crews do have the fire... more »
July 6, 2012 6:35 AM
ZACHARY- The Zachary Community School District's Executive Committee has decided the school board should appoint three committees to work out the details of searching for a new superintendent. Superintendent Warren Drake announced that he's leaving Sept. 4 to take a new job as a state Department of Education network leader.... more »
July 3, 2012 4:00 PM
KENNER- A man from East Baton Rouge Parish with four convictions for drinking and driving was arrested in Kenner over the weekend for allegedly drinking and driving again.
Kenner Police arrested 39-year old Jonathan Wells for his fourth offense DWI and driving on a suspended license. Although he has... more »