DENHAM SPRINGS - Ratcliffe Construction, the group building a nursing home between River Road and Range Avenue, isn't quite done with their job.
WATSON - Almost 90 days exactly after beginning the process, Ward 2 is ready to move forward with their branding project.
HOLDEN -- Acadian Ambulance transported the occupants of a single-vehicle crash on Hwy. 42, just east of Hwy. 441, to the hospital Wednesday afternoon, according to Livingston Parish Fire Protection District No. 2.
DENHAM SPRINGS -- The driver involved in a fatal overnight hit-and-run in Denham Springs has turned herself in, according to the Denham Springs Police Department.
ALBANY – Funeral services for Albany Police Chief Russell Hutchinson, the longest-serving police chief in Louisiana, will be at noon Thursday, Oct. 17, at Albany First Baptist Church.
DENHAM SPRINGS – Intermittent lane closures will continue this week, Tuesday through Saturday, for work on a section of La 16 north of Denham Springs, according to the state Department of Transportation and Development.
WALKER – A public hearing to amend the city budget and the introduction of another budget amendment are on the agenda for the Walker City Council’s meeting Monday.
ALBANY – Albany Police Chief Russell Hutchinson, the longest-serving police chief in Louisiana, passed away Monday, Mayor Eileen Bates-McCarroll said.
DENHAM SPRINGS – A drainage project will close La. 1028 (Old River Road) approximately 0.75 miles north of La, 16, between Sage Meadow Drive and Pecan Grove Drive, said Wesley Kinnebrew, manager of Gravity Drainage District 1.
HOLDEN – A Livingston man died Sunday afternoon when the motorcycle he was riding hit another vehicle on La. 42 east of La. 441, according to State Police.
At first, incumbent Jeff Ard - who claimed the seat in the 2015 election that saw the entire parish council replaced - thought he’d face an opponent in Julius Craig, who qualified in August for the seat.
45% of voters turned out in District 8 to choose a new councilman, after incumbent Tab Lobell elected to exit politics for personal reasons.
Sherman Mack has his eyes on the prize - he said as much in his communication with the News Saturday night.
With a 44.6% turnout, or 11,500 voters on the dot, Republican Buddy Mincey Jr. took 5,230 votes, which was good for 45%.
While Brian Abels dominated the Livingston Parish polls for 21st Judicial Court Judge, Division D - Tangipahoa came out for 'Ernie' Drake, pushing the race into a runoff.
67% is a large margin in politics, and that's what Gravity Drainage District 1 took for the win to renew a 5-mill property tax for another 10 years.
137 votes separated Gerald McMorris and Derek Babcock, and now the two candidates are heading for a runoff after a 42.9% turnout.
In his victory, wherein Republican Garry 'Frog' Talbert claimed 2,576 votes, the incumbent discussed the challenges ahead and working with his fellow councilmen to meet those "head on."
It was a tighter race than he'd hoped, but 19-year incumbent Jeff Taylor will hold onto the Livingston Parish Assessor's seat for four more years.
Election Day can be daunting for some voters because they don't know the answer to the most important question of the day - where do I vote?
LIVINGSTON - After a burn ban was in place for nearly two weeks, the Livingston Parish Office of Homeland Security and Emergency Preparedness has lifted the restriction.
WATSON – A Baton Rouge man sought in the Monday slaying of a Watson woman turned himself in late Tuesday, according to the Livingston Parish Sheriff’s Office.
WATSON – A manhunt is underway Tuesday for a Baton Rouge man suspected in the slaying of a Watson woman on Monday, according to the Livingston Parish Sheriff’s Office.
DENHAM SPRINGS – A section of La 16 north of Denham Springs will have intermittent lane closures Tuesday through Saturday, according to the state Department of Transportation and Development.
KILLIAN - Killian alderman Blaine LeMaire is being investigated by the Livingston Parish Sheriff’s Office related to use of the town’s Tax ID number for a personal purchase.
Derek Babcock has announced he is running for the District 6 seat on the Livingston Parish Council. Below is his statement.
LIVINGSTON -- A French Settlement man is being charged with vehicular homicide after a victim died from injuries suffered in a car crash in mid-September, according to the French Settlement Police Department.
WALKER — The Livingston Parish Fire Protection District 4 (LPFPD4) is teaming up with the National Fire Protection Association® (NFPA) to promote this year’s Fire Prevention Week campaign, “Not Every Hero Wears a Cape. Plan and Practice Your Escape!”
Greg Spiers has announced he is running for the District 6 seat on the state Board of Elementary and Secondary Education. Below is his statement.
BATON ROUGE, LA -- The Capital Region Planning Commission (CRPC), in partnership with the Louisiana Department of Transportation and Development (DOTD), is launching a major survey this week of how people travel across the greater Baton Rouge region.
WALKER – The City of Walker issued a second boil advisory Tuesday after water pressure was lost due to a broken water main, according to an announcement.
DENHAM SPRINGS – A section of La 16 north of Denham Springs will have intermittent lane closures Wednesday through Saturday, according to the state Department of Transportation and Development.
LIVINGSTON – A Livingston Parish jury convicted a Denham Springs man of two counts of sexual battery of a juvenile, according to District Attorney Scott Perrilloux.
LIVINGSTON – Former state Sen. Heulette "Clo" Fontenot Jr. died after a two-vehicle crash Sunday morning, according to Louisiana State Police.
LIVINGSTON – A Livingston man faces a second-degree murder count in the Saturday night shooting of a woman, according to the Livingston Parish Sheriff’s Office.
LIVINGSTON – A woman is dead Saturday night and a suspect is in custody in what is believed to be a domestic violence case, according to the Livingston Parish Sheriff’s Office.
WALKER - The city's police department is asking for the public's help in finding a girl missing since Friday.
Ronnie Morris has announced he is running for the District 6 seat on the state Board of Elementary and Secondary Education (BESE). Below is his statement.
DENHAM SPRINGS -- Two suspects are wanted by authorities for allegedly stealing men’s fragrances totaling $1,000, according to the Livingston Parish Sheriff’s Office.