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  • 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 »
  • Walmart, Zachary residents could be headed for another battle Play Video

    June 15, 2016 11:30 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Walmart could have another fight on their hands with residents of Zachary. Just outside of the Live Oak Trace subdivision is a plot of land that has been center of debate in the past. In 2015, Walmart wanted to build a neighborhood market there, but the... more »
  • Sources: Marshalls, Walmart looking to build in Zachary

    June 15, 2016 4:07 PM

    ZACHARY - Last October, some Zachary citizens breathed a sigh of relief when city council members denied a plan by Walmart to build a version of its store called Neighborhood Market. At the time, residents didn't want commercial areas impeding their community, off Church St. Some homes had signs... more »
  • Zachary man accused of stalking, violating protective order

    June 8, 2016 10:14 AM

    BAKER - Police said they arrested a man after he was accused of making multiple, harassing phone calls to an ex-girlfriend who had filed for a protective order in the wake of a domestic violence incident. 21-year-old Morgan Lundy, of Zachary, was booked on charges of stalking and violation... more »
  • 2 sentenced in Medicaid fraud scheme

    June 3, 2016 8:59 AM

    BATON ROUGE - The convicted owner-operators of a Zachary health care company has been sentenced to federal prison and ordered to pay $1.2 million in restitution to the state for their roles in a Medicaid fraud scheme. U.S. Attorney Walt Green said in a news release Extraordinary Care Network Inc.... more »
  • Defense doesn't want pictures of gruesome murder scene shown in court

    May 12, 2016 5:37 PM

    BATON ROUGE - An attorney for a man accused of killing a sex offender who abused his girlfriend submitted motions to prevent photos of the murder scene from being shown at the trial and asking the East Baton Rouge Parish District Attorney's Office to recuse itself from proceedings.... more »
  • Man convicted in 1989 quadruple murder wants new trial

    May 3, 2016 9:19 AM

    BATON ROUGE - One of two men serving life prison terms in the 1989 drug-related slaying of four people inside a Zachary mobile home is asking a federal judge to reverse his second-degree murder convictions. 47-year-old Freddie King Jr. claims the performance of his court-appointed trial attorneys was constitutionally deficient... more »
  • Construction in Zachary aimed to ease LA 64 traffic Play Video

    April 27, 2016 7:28 PM

    ZACHARY - A widening project is tying up the commute for some people passing through Zachary. Louisiana Highway 64 is one of the busiest roads along Zachary, and the Department of Transportation and Development is expanding the road. Murphy Express is located in the middle of the construction.... more »
  • Victim's former co-worker, roommate charged in deadly stabbing

    April 26, 2016 12:15 AM

    ZACHARY - The East Baton Rouge Parish Sheriff's Office arrested a man and charged him with killing his former co-worker and ex-roommate. David Matthew Lyon, 37, was arrested Monday and charged with 2nd Degree Murder. Deputies used fingerprints found at the crime scene to identify him as the... more »
  • Deputies investigate possible murder in Zachary

    April 25, 2016 11:09 AM

    ZACHARY - Sheriff’s deputies in East Baton Rouge say they’re currently investigating a possible murder that took place over the weekend. EBRSO detectives say they responded to the scene in the 19600 block of Deer Creek around 8:45 p.m. Sunday night to perform a welfare check. The body... more »
  • Man accused of attacking, strangling wife

    April 16, 2016 6:25 PM

    ZACHARY - Deputies say a Baton Rouge man was arrested Friday after his wife said he tried to strangle her at her home. East Baton Rouge Sheriff’s Deputies responded to a home on Buck Horn Drive after a friend said she was driving by the victim’s home and saw... more »
  • Zachary man dies after crashing into tree

    April 12, 2016 11:17 PM

    PRIDE - State Police say a Zachary man died Wednesday afternoon after crashing his vehicle into a tree. The accident happened just after 4 p.m. on Highway 37, south of Highway 63 in Pride. Crash investigators say 33-year-old Aramis Pepper wasn't wearing his seatbelt when he crossed the center... more »
  • Victim identified in fatal Zachary fire Play Video

    March 30, 2016 5:17 AM

    ZACHARY- Fire investigators are trying to figure out what sparked a fire that killed one person in Zachary. Authories responded to the scene in the 3600 block of Cage Street just after midnight Wednesday. According to State Fire Marshal Butch Browning, a 64-year-old man was killed in the blaze. Browning... more »
  • EBRSO: Zachary man arrested for rape of EBR woman in February

    March 14, 2016 5:47 PM

    BATON ROUGE - The East Baton Rouge Parish Sheriff’s Office arrested 35-year-old Samuel Williams, Jr., of Zachary, for the rape of an East Baton Rouge woman that occurred in February. On Sunday, Feb. 21st, Lane Memorial Hospital contacted the sheriff’s office to report that a woman had been raped earlier... more »
  • Renewed questions emerge over Comite River Diversion Project

    March 14, 2016 5:19 PM

    ZACHARY- After a deluge of rain last week, renewed questions are emerging about the status of the Comite River Diversion Project. The project is supposed to keep tens of thousands of residents dry during high water events in our area. It has been in the works for decades. The... more »
  • Crews extinguish fire at pipe facility in Zachary

    February 4, 2016 12:26 AM

    ZACHARY - Firefighters were called to the US Composite Pipe South facility in Zachary just after 10 p.m. Wednesday night. It took the Zachary Fire Department less than 30 minutes to extinguish flames inside the building on Hwy. 61. The cause of the fire, and the extent of... more »
  • Red pickup in Monday police chase was stolen from fire station

    February 2, 2016 11:15 AM

    ZACHARY - State Police said a pickup truck used in a police chase through Baton Rouge Monday was originally reported stolen from a fire station in Zachary. The red pickup was ditched at the end of the chase near LSU, at Farr Park. The driver who took State Police... more »
  • EBRSO: Man arrested after shooting dog for not behaving during bath

    January 22, 2016 5:57 PM

    ZACHARY - East Baton Rouge Sheriff’s Office deputies arrested a man accused of shooting his dog multiple times when the animal wouldn’t cooperate during a bath. 51-year-old Brian K. Blair, of Zachary, was booked on charges of cruelty to animals and illegal use of a weapon following the incident.... more »
  • Zachary QB Lindsey Scott receives LSU offer; weighs decision Play Video

    January 20, 2016 10:27 PM

    ZACHARY, LA - Since decommitting from Syracuse Sunday, Zachary Quarterback Lindsey Scott has been a busy recruit. Several Power 5 schools have extended an offer to the Louisiana Gatorade Player of the year like Maryland and Rutgers. But the biggest splash of them all has been LSU extending an... more »
  • Zachary woman claims $1M Powerball prize

    January 9, 2016 1:25 PM

    BATON ROUGE - The Louisiana Lottery says a 42-year-old woman from Zachary won a $1 million Powerball prize this week. Tonya Vessel claimed her prize on Thursday. For the Jan. 6 drawing, lottery officials say her ticket matched all five white-ball numbers but missed the red Powerball number. The... more »
  • Zachary woman accused of punching 12-year-old son

    January 8, 2016 2:50 PM

    ZACHARY - Police arrested a Zachary woman Thursday after they say she punched her 12-year-old son in the head multiple times, causing bruising and swelling. Zachary Police charged 27-year-old Lacey Young with felony cruelty to juveniles Thursday afternoon. Detectives said a school resource officer reported that the 12-year-old... more »
  • LSP say Zachary woman killed in NYE crash

    January 1, 2016 10:18 AM

    ZACHARY - State Police said a Zachary woman wasn't wearing a seat belt when she was killed in a three-vehicle wreck overnight in East Baton Rouge Parish. Troopers said 45-year-old Joycelyn Tennart died in the wreck on US 61 north of LA 64 around 8 p.m. LSP said... more »
  • Shooting investigation leads to drug bust in Zachary

    December 31, 2015 12:02 PM

    ZACHARY - Sheriff’s deputies arrested a man on drug charges after they searched his residence in connection with the investigation of a fatal shooting in Zachary Wednesday. 21-year-old Reggie Jackson was booked into the parish prison on charges of distributing and manufacture of marijuana and crack cocaine. Deputies... more »
  • EBRSO deputies on scene of shooting in Zachary

    December 30, 2015 4:43 PM

    ZACHARY - Two people were arrested in Zachary after a man died from a gunshot wound to the chest. Derrick Wayne Coates Jr., 20, of Zachary was shot in the chest, and later died at the hospital as a result of his injuries, according to the East Baton Rouge... more »
  • Texas man charged for huffing keyboard cleaner in Zachary

    December 23, 2015 1:48 PM

    ZACHARY - Police accused a Texas man of huffing keyboard cleaner outside a Zachary Winn Dixie Tuesday afternoon. 25-year-old Zachary Harrison was booked on one count of abuse of toxic vapors following his encounter with Zachary Police. Officers were dispatched to 5005 Church Street after a caller said... more »
  • Zachary FD works to put out house fire on Plank Road

    December 21, 2015 4:47 PM

    ZACHARY - East Baton Rouge Sheriff’s Office deputies directed traffic on Plank Road, near Charlton Road, Monday afternoon as Zachary firefighters worked to put out a house fire. Emergency crews were called to the scene around 3 p.m. Traffic on Plank Road was backed up in both directions as... more »
  • Baker Canal bridge closed immediately

    November 30, 2015 12:42 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Engineers closed an East Baton Rouge Parish bridge over the Baker Canal Monday after they said a structural timber had rotted out. The Department of Transportation and Development ordered the Old Baker - Zachary Road Bridge over the canal closed. The city-parish said it stay closed... more »
  • Venting operations cause strange noises

    November 9, 2015 9:57 PM

    ZACHARY – Odd sounds heard for the last two nights are what is basically venting operations at a plant so crews can check equipment. Georgia Pacific said there have been checks of equipment. Steam is being blown through pipes, and the steam escaping makes a hissing noise. The noise... more »
  • Zachary says no to new Walmart

    October 13, 2015 11:20 PM

    ZACHARY - Listening to the complaints of citizens here, city leaders denied a plan by Walmart to build a smaller version of its store called a Neighborhood Market. At a city council meeting Tuesday night, every member voted against rezoning land on Highway 64, next to LeBlanc's Food Store,... more »
  • Zachary mother accused of beating nine-year-old daughter

    October 12, 2015 2:25 PM

    ZACHARY - Police said they arrested a woman accused of beating her nine-year-old daughter with a belt. The Zachary Police Department said 32-year-old Catrice Bocard was booked on a charge of cruelty to juveniles following the incident. Investigators said they responded to a residence on Avenue G in... more »
  • Zachary man sentenced to running prostitution ring

    September 29, 2015 9:06 AM

    BATON ROUGE- A 34-year-old Zachary man who led a Baton Rouge-based sex-trafficking ring involving multiple prostitutes, including a 16-year-old girl, has been sentenced to more than 9 1/2 years in federal prison. Federal prosecutor said in a news release that Jeremie Jamocus Tate pleaded guilty in April to conspiracy to... more »
  • Two city governments approve lodging taxes Tuesday night

    September 23, 2015 12:01 AM

    BAKER - City leaders here and in neighboring Zachary approved a measure to funnel more tax money from out-of-towners into city governments. Each city council approved a hotel/motel tax that will need to be approved by voters in upcoming elections. In both Zachary and Baker, city leaders hope to... more »
  • Bus driver accused of driving kids while drugged

    September 18, 2015 3:23 PM

    ZACHARY - Police arrested a school bus driver in Zachary after they said she was driving erratically Friday morning and admitted to taking drugs. Zachary Police arrested 52-year-old Darlene Crain on charges of driving while intoxicated and improper lane usage. The school system said Crain is employed by First... more »
  • EBRSO looking for missing 15-year-old girl from Zachary

    September 4, 2015 3:17 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Detectives in East Baton Rouge Parish are looking for a 15-year-old girl from Zachary who has been missing since the early morning hours of Thursday. East Baton Rouge Parish Sheriff's Office detectives said they received a call from the mother of Kennedy Sonnier shortly before 1... more »
  • Questions raised over citations issued near Comite River Play Video

    August 31, 2015 6:32 PM

    ZACHARY- A property owner in East Baton Rouge Parish claims State Wildlife Agents trespassed on his property last week, when they issued tickets to five people riding all terrain vehicles on his property. Shane Rush said he gave the five people permission to be there. "They ride up... more »
  • Day care worker pleads no contest in 2010 death of infant

    August 14, 2015 1:15 PM

    BATON ROUGE - A former Baker day care worker has pleaded no contest to a negligent homicide charge in the October 2010 death of a 2-month-old Zachary infant who was in her care. 27-year-old Ashley Rene Reifer was scheduled to stand trial Aug. 24 on a second-degree murder charge... more »
  • Zachary man accused of attempted murders in W. Feliciana

    August 6, 2015 4:46 PM

    ST. FRANCISVILLE - Sheriff's deputies in West Feliciana Parish announced the arrest Thursday of a Zachary man for a shooting this past weekend. Deputies accused 22-year-old Lionel Haile of four counts of attempted second degree murder for the shooting on August 2. The West Feliciana Parish Sheriff's Office... more »
  • Zachary PD looks to ID vehicle crime suspects

    July 27, 2015 2:16 PM

    ZACHARY - Police asked citizens of Zachary to assist them in gathering information about the suspects behind at least eight reported vehicle burglaries and one auto theft in two neighborhoods last Thursday. Details regarding the individual burglaries was limited, but Zachary Police say the break-ins and theft happened in... more »
  • Bridge over Little Sandy Creek reopens after repairs

    July 24, 2015 1:04 PM

    ZACHARY - City workers reopened a bridge in East Baton Rouge Parish Friday, one month ahead of schedule. The Department of Transportation reopened the Port Hudson Pride Road Bridge over Little Sandy Creek near Zachary Friday morning. In June, Engineers said some of the support timbers were rotting,... more »
  • Last suspect in gang rape arrested by police Play Video

    July 13, 2015 11:15 PM

    UPDATE: Denzel Hamilton turned himself in around 8 a.m. this morning. Zachary Police transported him to East Baton Rouge Parish jail. ZACHARY - Police are looking for a 17-year-old, wanted in connection with a gang rape. The attack happened in June and the teenager was supposed to turn... more »
  • Court records, sources ID murder suspect as sex crime victim Play Video

    July 9, 2015 1:49 PM

    ZACHARY - Multiples sources confirmed to the News 2 Investigative Unit that one of the suspects in the killing of a Zachary man this past weekend was sexually abused by the murdered man when she was a child. Authorities said 21-year-old Jace Crehan and 17-year-old Brittany Monk strangled and... more »
  • New details in sex offender's murder; 2 arrested Play Video

    July 8, 2015 8:24 PM

    ZACHARY - New details are emerging about the arrest of two people Wednesday, connected to the murder of a sexual predator. Robert Noce was killed over the weekend and his body was stuffed into a 55-gallon drum. He was found dead in the drum at his home on South... more »
  • Police to offer "Gas for Guns" exchange in Zachary

    July 8, 2015 12:17 PM

    ZACHARY - Law enforcement agencies announced plans to hold a "gas for guns" exchange in Zachary later this month. Police will be giving out gift cards worth up to $300 between 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. Saturday, July 25 at the Zachary Community Center at 5746 Rollins Road. ... more »
  • Some Zachary residents one step closer to winning rezoning fight Play Video

    July 6, 2015 11:31 PM

    ZACHARY - After listening to about two hours of comments from business representatives and the community, Planning and Zoning voted down rezoning residential land for a Wal-Mart Neighborhood Market. The proposed rezoning was voted down 5-2 and will ultimately be decided by Zachary City Council. It's a fight... more »
  • Sports 2-A-Days: Zachary Broncos Play Video

    July 6, 2015 12:14 AM

    ZACHARY - The Zachary High football team is coming off one of their best seasons in program history, and with a veteran group returning for 2015, the Broncos appear poised to have another great season this year. The Broncos return 16 starters (8 offense, 8 defense) from a team... more »
  • Zachary homicide victim was strangled, stabbed Play Video

    July 4, 2015 11:45 PM

    ZACHARY - Results of an autopsy on a man killed in Zachary over the weekend indicate that he was strangled and stabbed to death. Officials say the body was found at around 7pm on the 3000 block of South Vernon Road. Robert Noce, 48, of 3021 South Vernon... more »

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