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Teachers denied $1,200 stipend for taking maternity leave

Posted 8:04 PM 5/26/2022 by Brittany Weiss

BATON ROUGE - Some teachers who went on maternity leave during the 2021-2022 school year missed out on a $1,200 stipend approved by East Baton Rouge Parish School System. One of those teachers, who does not want to be identified, reached out to 2 On Your Side to bring awareness.

School is (More)

5/23/2022

Storage building cleans up after 2 On Your Side report, parish makes repairs

Posted 8:15 PM 5/23/2022 by Brittany Weiss

DENHAM SPRINGS - Property in rough shape around a storage building has been addressed following a 2 On Your Side report from April. 

The weeds and shrub overgrowth has been removed at the from of Wolf Creek Place along LA-16 in Denham Springs. Last month, (More)

5/20/2022

Dirt pile cleared from cemetery, headstones found after 2 On Your Side report

Posted 8:41 PM 5/20/2022 by Brittany Weiss

WALKER - A large pile of dirt that was dumped on graves has been removed. Several people responded after Wednesday night's 2 On Your Side story offering to help.

Kelly Trahan with Total Dirt Solutions LLC volunteered his time to scoop and (More)

5/18/2022

Mound of dirt covering grave, help needed to dig out

Posted 3:48 PM 5/19/2022 by Brittany Weiss

WALKER - There's a large mound of dirt in the middle of a cemetery in Livingston Parish and it's sitting on top of a grave.

Elaine Watts contacted 2 On Your Side after she says that pile of dirt has been there for a year and a half. Her loved ones are buried in Vickers Cemetery in Walker (More)

5/19/2022

Neighborhood complains about spotty utility service

Posted 6:59 PM 5/19/2022 by Brittany Weiss

BATON ROUGE - A neighborhood is having trouble with a utility company and say their COX Internet, cable and phone services are going in and out.

A couple of people living in Bluebonnet Highlands reached out to 2 On Your Side after they say they haven't been able to get answers. Al Troy (More)

5/16/2022

State asks living man for death certificate

Posted 6:53 PM 5/16/2022 by Brittany Weiss

BATON ROUGE - For tax purposes, a man was asked to send in his death certificate to the Louisiana Department of Revenue — but he's not dead!

Richard "Rooster" Shaffer contacted 2 On Your Side to help sort it out after he couldn't get in touch with the state.

"Something's (More)

5/13/2022

Some tax filers missing refund if certain electronic option was selected

Posted 12:43 PM 5/14/2022 by Brittany Weiss

BATON ROUGE - A woman is still waiting on her federal tax refund, months after filing. She has a warning about a popular way to file after finding out she's far from alone.

Kayla Redding filed her taxes online in January using TurboTax. She opted for electronic deposit and was expecting a (More)

5/12/2022

BR firefighter facing neighborhood drainage, road issues turns to 2 On Your Side for help

Posted 6:59 PM 5/12/2022 by Brittany Weiss

BATON ROUGE - A Baton Rouge firefighter has had trouble getting in touch with city leaders about his neighborhood's drainage, so he called Brittany Weiss with 2 On Your Side for help.

Cody Carmena lives on Highland Gardens Road off of Hooper Road. A dozen or so homes are there on land (More)

5/11/2022

Collapsed concrete has caused decade of concerns in Baton Rouge neighborhood

Posted 11:54 AM 5/12/2022 by Brittany Weiss

UPDATE: Thursday, the City-Parish was quick to respond. Heavy machinery helped to dig out debris from Lively Bayou, unblocking the path of water flow. The parish still plans to address a collapsed concrete panel, but says the integrity of the structure is sound.

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5/10/2022

Maid-for-hire cleans out wallets, leaves customers with a mess

Posted 1:12 PM 5/11/2022 by Brittany Weiss

DENHAM SPRINGS - A handful of people have contacted 2 On Your Side about a scam that has targeted neighborhoods in Livingston and East Baton Rouge Parishes. They say a woman has been going door-to-door selling cleaning services.

Their stories all have similarities, and now they're sharing (More)

5/5/2022

Sprinklers not working properly at closed plant, causing red dust to fly

Posted 4:42 PM 5/5/2022 by Brittany Weiss

GONZALES - People living in Ascension Parish have had to deal with red dust flying in the air when the wind picks up. It turns out the company responsible for maintaining the area is (More)

5/2/2022

Garbage bill adds new charge, unbeknownst to customer

Posted 7:20 PM 5/2/2022 by Brittany Weiss

GEISMAR - A woman says her garbage collection service pulled a fast one on her, and she's concerned that if it happened to her that it might have happened to others.

Megan Sutton moved to Lakes at Dutchtown in Geismar in 2014. She signed up for garbage collection with Waste Pro and didn't (More)

4/29/2022

Van finally fixed after two years, call to 2 On Your Side

Posted 6:13 PM 4/29/2022 by Brittany Weiss

BATON ROUGE - A family got their van back after it had been at the repair shop for two years. Walker Estes contacted 2 On Your Side when all else failed. 

Estes, who is Deaf, said through an interpreter that after paying the repair bill in full in 2020, the van still didn't work. (More)...

4/27/2022

Blight, lot cleared hours after 2 On Your Side story airs

Posted 5:58 PM 4/27/2022 by Brittany Weiss

BATON ROUGE - Less than 24 hours after a 2 On Your Side story aired about a blighted property, the City-Parish cleans it up. The property is on River Road near West Roosevelt Street and has (More)

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