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  • One man, fireman and police officer, gets hero's funeral he deserved Play Video

    March 18, 2018 10:29 AM

    ZACHARY - Firefighters from around Louisiana and the entire country gathered for a hero's farewell this weekend as the body of fallen fireman and police officer Chris Lawton was escorted through town to his final resting place. Lawton, who was working as a reserve officer earlier this week,... more »
  • Reserve ZPD Officer killed in the line of duty remembered as a 'double hero' Play Video

    March 13, 2018 5:47 PM

    ZACHARY- The Mayor, Zachary Police Chief, Zachary Fire Chief, and others were united in grief Tuesday, following the death of a reserve officer described as a selfless public servant. Christopher Lawton was killed Monday night, as he executed a high-risk warrant in Baker. Lawton was run over by a U-Haul... more »
  • 'Something happened' to injured infant, mother upset with investigation Play Video

    February 20, 2018 5:42 PM

    UPDATE- Zachary Police Chief David McDavid told WBRZ this morning he was holding meetings with his department to talk about ways to improve and streamline reports. He said the report was approved by a supervisor, but the buck stops at the city prosecutor since he can add or reduce charges.... more »
  • WANTED: Man steals handgun, purse from Baton Rouge subdivision

    November 13, 2017 4:15 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Authorities are looking for a man after he was spotted stealing a firearm and other valuables from a car parked in a Baton Rouge subdivision. According to the East Baton Rouge Sheriff's Office, the man was seen leaving the scene of the burglary in the 10500... more »
  • AR-15, tactical vest stolen in smash-and-grab of police car Play Video

    November 10, 2017 12:24 PM

    ZACHARY – An AR-15 rifle was stolen along with a tactical vest from a police cruiser parked at a home in the Redwood Lakes subdivision recently. Zachary Police said they are handling the investigation but the equipment was taken from a police car belonging to the Baker Police Department.... more »
  • Police investigating person seen wearing 'Scream mask' in Zachary

    October 20, 2017 12:41 PM

    ZACHARY – Police are investigating a reported sighting of someone wearing a mask from the movie “Scream” who was seen standing in a field, looking at people recently. There was only one report, police told WBRZ Friday, but officers are looking into the situation. Police said a woman... more »
  • Overturned log truck creates traffic delays in Zachary

    October 16, 2017 9:53 AM

    ZACHARY, La. - A log truck overturned Monday morning on Highway 64 in Zachary. All westbound lanes were closed as of 8:30 a.m. "It's going to be a while before we get this truck uprighted, and clean up the logs," said Police Chief David McDavid. There were... more »
  • Survivor living in fear after rash of rural shootings Play Video

    October 10, 2017 7:29 PM

    CLINTON - The sole survivor in a rash of shootings says he now lives in fear for himself, his family and his community. "Its becoming more and more real each time. I don't understand, it's just hard to take in that this is happening in our community." The man... more »
  • Report: Bride's Cake ice cream is back, but only in Louisiana

    October 3, 2017 3:47 PM

    NEW ORLEANS - Blue Bell has announced the return of one of its most sought-after flavors. Bride's Cake ice cream is making its return, exclusively in Louisiana. The company told WWL there should be enough to satiate the whole state, which went into a frenzy when the flavor debuted... more »
  • After years of drainage issues, Zachary resident desperate for help Play Video

    September 27, 2017 7:26 PM

    ZACHARY - Some residents have been trying to get the drainage along their road cleared but are having trouble finding who's responsible. For a long time, those residents say the City of Zachary and the City-Parish appear to be pointing fingers at one another. "They don't seem to be... more »
  • WATCH: Accomplice in cop's killing taken back to jail Play Video

    September 22, 2017 2:39 PM

    ZACHARY – The getaway driver who got a deal in the case against those who killed Baton Rouge Police Cpl. Betty Smothers in 1993 was back in jail Friday. West Paul was booked on charges related to shoplifting at the Zachary Walmart, police said. Paul stole about $260 worth... more »
  • Zachary planning board approves huge subdivision Play Video

    September 6, 2017 11:46 PM

    ZACHARY- People living near Highway 964 and Rollins Road could be getting 600 more houses in their area. The city's Planning and Zoning Commission unanimously approved a new subdivision Wednesday night called Zachary Trails. "I think it's a well-rounded project that needed to pass," said Michael Clegg, a Baton... more »
  • Arrest made in Zachary campus threat case

    September 4, 2017 6:43 PM

    ZACHARY – A student at the public high school here is facing charges for a threat made against the school. Police said they made the arrest last week. School officials advised parents and students about the arrest. The student warned of an unsubstantiated threat related to the school... more »
  • Police recover body of escaped work release inmate suspected of murder

    August 26, 2017 5:21 PM

    ZACHARY - Police say they've recovered the body of a work release inmate who allegedly murdered a woman after he walked off of a job site in August. On Wednesday, the Zachary Police Department announced 39-year-old Alvin Dixon's body was discovered September 7, ending an extended search in Mississippi... more »
  • Detectives currently looking for suspect in multiple vehicle burglaries

    August 17, 2017 1:03 PM

    ZACHARY- Detectives are attempting to identify a suspect in relation to a string of vehicle burglaries. The burglaries took place in Zachary on Newell St., Gloria St., West George, East Eagle, Alice St. and Marie. Please contact the Zachary Police Detectives at 654-1905 or Crime Stoppers at 344-STOP. more »
  • Police: Suspect wanted for indecent behavior with a minor

    August 16, 2017 3:47 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Detectives are looking for 23-year-old Zachary Hughes after receiving a report that he convinced a 15-year-old female to engage in multiple sex acts in late May. According to police documents, the victim was staying with family members in downtown Baton Rouge when she decided to run... more »
  • EBRSO: 2 arrested after man repels neighbor with wasp spray during confrontation

    July 15, 2017 6:33 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Deputies arrested a pair of feuding neighbors after a Friday afternoon confrontation involving a chunk of concrete and can of wasp spray. According to the East Baton Rouge Sheriff's Office, deputies responded to the 13000 block of Honey Drive where they found 35-year-old Jacob Dickerson lying... more »
  • Governor Edwards signs bill requiring warning signs for speed cameras

    June 24, 2017 3:08 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Cities and towns that use cameras to catch speeders will soon have to post signs notifying drivers about the monitoring. Gov. John Bel Edwards has signed into law a bill requiring the signs to be posted between 250 feet and 500 feet of the location... more »
  • Zachary man found dead in hotel parking lot in Texas; truck and tractor stolen

    June 22, 2017 5:00 PM

    STAFFORD – A Zachary man was found dead in the parking lot of a hotel in Texas on Tuesday. According to Stafford Police Department, officers responded to reports of a man lying on the ground in the parking lot of America's Best Value Inn located at 11206 West... more »
  • BUMP? Orange signs dot Zachary as city-wide road repairs get underway Play Video

    June 16, 2017 5:56 PM

    ZACHARY - Bright orange signs emblazoned with the word "BUMP" are posted near streets and through neighborhoods in Zachary as the city works on a pothole repair project. Resident Richard Stalder says the signs have been up for about two weeks. One of them is in his front yard.... more »
  • Zachary man dies in crash on LA 22 in Sorrento

    June 9, 2017 6:06 PM

    SORRENTO – A Zachary man is dead following a single vehicle crash on LA 22, east of LS 936, in Ascension Parish. According to Louisiana State Police, the crash took the life of 34-year-old Dustin Good. The crash occurred on Friday around 3 a.m. when Good was traveling west... more »
  • Zachary man faces attempted murder charges after BREC park fight

    May 10, 2017 12:06 PM

    ZACHARY – An 18-year-old faces attempted murder charges after police say he severely beat someone at a BREC park in April. Davon Harris, 18, was charged with attempted second-degree murder Tuesday. He was booked into the East Baton Rouge Parish Prison. Zachary Police say Harris and other suspects... more »
  • Police hold fundraiser for BRPD officer injured in I-12 crash

    May 5, 2017 12:08 PM

    BATON ROUGE – The Zachary Police Department held a fundraiser for a Baton Rouge Police officer who was injured in a car crash on I-12. Baton Rouge Police Department Officer Rickey Faust was driving his unit on I-12 east between the Millerville and Sherwood Forest exit when responding to... more »
  • EBRSO: Man threatened to kill estranged wife at Zachary High track practice

    April 12, 2017 10:29 AM

    BATON ROUGE – Deputies say a man violated a protective order and threatened to kill his estranged wife at a Zachary High School track practice. Deltrick Parker was charged with domestic abuse battery with child endangerment, violation of a protective order, cyberstalking and telephone communications harassment. He was booked... more »
  • Three arrested after drug bust at Zachary home

    March 30, 2017 4:29 PM

    ZACHARY – The Zachary Police Department arrested three individuals on several drug charges after conducting a month-long investigation. According to the police department, information was received after a traffic stop and a search warrant was obtained for a home located in the 8000 block of Lower Zachary Road. ... more »
  • 80-year-old woman dead in large house fire near Zachary

    March 21, 2017 11:40 AM

    ZACHARY – Firefighters say one woman has died after a large house fire on Samuels Road near Zachary Tuesday morning. The home is located in the 21000 block of Samuels Road. Zachary Fire Department officials contacted the State Fire Marshal's Office while working the fire. Family members and neighbors... more »
  • 22-year-old killed in crash on Highway 964

    March 10, 2017 8:20 AM

    ZACHARY – Police say Highway 964 was briefly closed Friday morning as crews worked to clear a crash. The crash happened before 6 a.m. Friday morning on Highway 964 and Highway 64. First responders say one person was killed and a second person was transported from the scene. According... more »
  • Walk-On's opens Zachary location Monday

    March 9, 2017 1:42 PM

    ZACHARY – Walk-On’s Bistreaux and Bar will officially open its Zachary location Monday. The new restaurant located on 1100 Americana Blvd. will open its doors for the first time at 11 a.m. The company says the first 25 dine-in customers will receive a mini football autographed by New Orleans... more »
  • Firefighters respond to large brush fire in Zachary

    March 5, 2017 11:38 AM

    ZACHARY - Multiple fire departments responded to a large brush fire in Zachary on Saturday morning. According to Central Fire Department's Facebook page, on March 4 around 10:15 a.m., Chaneyville Fire Department responded to the fire near Arleen Ave. and Watson Dr. Central Fire Department, along with companies... more »
  • Former Zachary High student arrested for firing shots at school

    February 16, 2017 4:19 PM

    ZACHARY – The Zachary Police Department arrested a former Zachary High student for firing a gun at the school on Feb. 6 that prompted five schools to be placed on lockdown. The department received a tip that 19-year-old Morgan Hubert fired two shots at Zachary High School. Hubert was... more »
  • Gunshots prompt lockdowns at five Zachary schools Play Video

    February 6, 2017 12:28 PM

    ZACHARY – Five Zachary schools were put on lockdown after a teacher heard gunshots near Zachary High School. Police Chief David McDavid said a teacher by the school’s football field heard two gunshots and a ricochet. Police later found a bullet hole near the training room in the athletic... more »
  • Zachary residents receiving late notices for water bills but no bill Play Video

    January 30, 2017 6:15 PM

    ZACHARY – Some Zachary residents are receiving yellow notices on their mailboxes claiming that their water bill is late, however no bill shows up. For resident Rolando Williams, the amount for his bill fluctuates from $130 to $180 or even $250. However Williams says that sometimes he doesn't even... more »
  • Zachary puts year deadline on FEMA trailers Play Video

    January 26, 2017 6:41 PM

    ZACHARY – Residents in Zachary are left scrambling trying to repair their flood-damaged homes due to the city's refusal to pass an extension for flood survivors to live in their FEMA trailers. For some residents, repairing their homes is taking longer than they expected. Zachary residents Earl and... more »
  • Zachary residents warned of holiday home burglaries

    December 27, 2016 1:16 PM

    ZACHARY – The Zachary Police Department is warning residents of several home burglaries during the Christmas holidays where suspects tried to gain entry through the garage. The police department posted on Facebook that officers have seen several burglaries recently where suspects crash into garage doors to get into the home.... more »
  • Zachary man charged with bank fraud for wiring $500,000

    December 8, 2016 1:00 PM

    BATON ROUGE – A Zachary man has been charged with bank fraud after police say he wired $500,000 from three banks. 59-year-old Steven Reich was charged with two counts of wire fraud and one count of bank fraud Thursday. Police say Reich is accused of wiring $500,000 from three... more »
  • Zachary manhunt suspect nabbed in New Orleans

    November 15, 2016 2:30 PM

    ZACHARY - The man police said prompted a wide-spread lockdown of Zachary schools earlier this month was found in the New Orleans area and arrested. Andrew Thompson was found in Westwego, a community on the west bank of the Mississippi River, Monday night. He'd been on the run since... more »
  • Undefeated pee wee football teams face off after flood Play Video

    November 13, 2016 11:17 PM

    ZACHARY – With helmets crashing and bodies colliding, the Zachary Junior Broncos took on the Central Wildcats Sunday. Both undefeated teams met for the last game of the season. It was a game that almost didn’t happen. “Even though the flood has affected us, and we don’t have... more »
  • Zachary schools lockdown lifted; police search called off Play Video

    November 3, 2016 11:47 AM

    ZACHARY - Most community schools were placed on lockdown Thursday morning as police searched for a suspect in a police chase. The lockdown was lifted after about an hour and a half Thursday morning. The pursuit involved a man, identified by police as 47-year-old Andrew Thompson, driving a... more »
  • Sewage overflow creating mess for Slaughter woman Play Video

    October 24, 2016 7:03 PM

    SLAUGHTER - Sewage drains from homes in one East Feliciana Parish community into ditches but Elnora Carter said Monday, her ditch isn't draining and it's creating a mess at her Slaughter home. "The water can't go anywhere," she says. As Carter did laundry, water bubbled up from below... more »
  • Dump truck driver arrested after fatal three-vehicle crash in Zachary

    October 24, 2016 2:46 PM

    ZACHARY – A dump truck driver was arrested after a fatal three-vehicle crash at the intersection of US 61 and Flanacher Road. The crash resulted in the arrest of 26-year-old Deante Dixon and the death of 29-year-old Gilbert Rivera. The crash occurred on Monday around 6 a.m. when Dixon... more »
  • Accident closes Airline Hwy NB at E. Flanacher in Port Hudson

    October 24, 2016 8:31 AM

    ZACHARY - Commuters may want to take an alternate route Monday morning as Airline Highway northbound at E. Flanacher in Port Hudson is closed due to an accident. Drivers may use LA 64 eastbound to LA 964 northbound to get back to US 61 northbound. News 2's Ashley... more »
  • Error increased man's power bill; DEMCO inspecting meters Play Video

    October 11, 2016 6:48 PM

    ZACHARY - While many have noticed higher utility bills in September and October since usage was estimated when meter readers could not access properties during the flood in August, one man in Zachary said an error caused his to increase by 30%. Ty Meloncon told 2 On Your Side... more »
  • Woman charged with 2nd offense DWI after crashing into apartment

    September 7, 2016 5:57 PM

    ZACHARY - State Police reported the arrest of a woman on a second offense DWI charges and others after she crashed her vehicle through an apartment building. 38-year-old Holly Bohling was booked on charges of DWI (2nd Offense), reckless operation of a motor vehicle, public intimidation and simple escape... more »
  • Zachary residents turn out for Obama visit

    August 23, 2016 4:38 PM

    ZACHARY - People turned out along the roadside in Zachary to see President Barack Obama's motorcade during his tour of Louisiana's flood damage. Jazz Matthews saw her house inundated by flooding in the nearby town of Central, and now it's unliveable. Standing roadside to glimpse Obama, she dismissed criticism... more »
  • Zachary man killed in three vehicle crash

    August 20, 2016 10:46 PM

    LIVONIA – State Police say a Zachary man is dead after a three vehicle crash on USA 190 in Pointe Coupee Parish Saturday. According to Louisiana State Police, the crash happened near the intersection of US 190 and LA 978 around 1 p.m. Saturday. Crash investigators say the... more »
  • After looting arrests, EBR, Livingston, Zachary sets curfew

    August 16, 2016 4:32 PM

    BATON ROUGE – A curfew is being put in place in Baton Rouge as authorities respond to reports of looting. Multiple arrests were made Monday and authorities were fielding calls Tuesday about businesses being looted. The East Baton Rouge Parish Sheriff's Office says the curfew will be in effect from... more »
  • Waste pick to resume Tuesday for Iberville, Zachary and EBR

    August 15, 2016 5:57 PM

    Garbage and waste collections will resume for residents of East Baton Rouge and Iberville Parish on Tuesday. For EBR, only solid waste garbage routes will be collected on Tuesday and on a limited basis and bulky household debris will not be collected yet. Also, recycling collection is suspended for Tuesday... more »
  • Curfew issued for Zachary residents

    August 14, 2016 7:45 PM

    ZACHARY – A curfew has been issued for the residents of Zachary due to the severe weather, according to the Zachary Police Department. The curfew will be in effect from 10 p.m. Sunday until 6 a.m. Monday. The police department is asking for residents to stay off of... more »
  • WATCH: Drone footage documents flooding in Zachary Play Video

    August 13, 2016 4:29 PM

    ZACHARY - Local drone operator Atmosphere Aerial had a drone up on Saturday afternoon in Zachary to capture flood waters before they recede. The drone was up over Plank Road in Zachary where the amount of flood water is shocking to see. Paul with Atmosphere Aerial said the footage... more »
  • Firefighter treated at scene of blaze Monday

    August 1, 2016 4:42 PM

    ZACHARY - A firefighter was treated for becoming overheated at the scene of a large house fire Monday. The blaze was at a construction site where a home was being built. The fire started after 3 p.m. The two-alarm fire began in the attic of a home on... more »
  • Zachary teen wanted for murder turns himself in

    July 12, 2016 3:18 PM

    ZACHARY - Police in Zachary say a teenager wanted on a second degree murder charge has turned himself in to authorities. Police reported on Facebook last week that 18-year-old Antonio D. Thomas was wanted, and that the teen should be considered armed and dangerous. They asked that the public... more »
  • One person dead after shooting outside Zachary convenience store; suspect wanted

    July 5, 2016 7:22 PM

    ZACHARY – Authorities are looking for a man in connection to a fatal shooting that took place outside of a convenience store, Gate City Food Mart, on Lower Zachary Road at Highway 19 around 6 p.m. Tuesday, July 5. Zachary Police are currently looking for 18-year-old Antoine Thomas who... more »

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