SATSUMA – Construction is expected to begin Monday, May 1, near the Satsuma interchange on Interstate 12 to expand the driving lanes, according to the state Department of Transportation & Development.
BATON ROUGE – A Livingston Parish story made it to an international stage. It’s a story of volunteers, technology and some of the worst days in parish history.
DENHAM SPRINGS -- An unidentified body from a casket disturbed during the Great Flood of 2016 will be reinterred at a new grave site at the city’s cemetery.
LIVINGSTON – Gravity Drainage District 7 is not the only Livingston Parish drainage entity which hopes to put a millage proposition on the ballot fall.
DENHAM SPRINGS – An agenda item for the Denham Springs City Council meeting April 25 could put wheels in motion to make the former Capital One Bank building the permanent municipal facility.
LIVINGSTON -- Maj. Alden Thomasson, a 29-year veteran with the Livingston Parish Sheriff’s Office, recently graduated from the FBI National Academy Program at Quantico, Va.
FRENCH SETTLEMENT –The French Settlement Police Department will keep a closer eye on unrestrained motorists, particularly those on pickup trucks.
BATON ROUGE – State Rep. Valarie Hodges and a bipartisan group of 24 other legislators signed on to a letter to Gov. John Bel Edwards which requests the full funding to complete the Comite River Diversion Canal project.
DENHAM SPRINGS – Two veterans in the fields of law and law enforcement stepped into new offices Friday as Denham Springs City Court Judge Jerry Denton and City Marshal Joe Shumate were sworn in.
The state Department of Transportation & Development said both eastbound and westbound lanes of a section of Interstate 12 will be closed on an intermittent basis on Monday, April 24.
SATSUMA – Livingston Parish schools are coming back, but it could take up to three more years before the last schools are back on their campuses, according to Rick Wentzel, superintendent of Livingston Parish public schools.
SATSUMA – While the Livingston Parish school system could eliminate up to 42 teaching positions, what happens in the next four months could affect that number.
WALKER – When the Great Flood of 2016 washed through, many volunteers within Livingston Parish were joined by those from other states to help rescue, treat, house and reunite pets with their owners.
Two state Department of Transportation & Development projects in Livingston Parish will close sections of Interstate 12 and Juban Road near the interstate.
DENHAM SPRINGS – Fitness has not been a priority for many in Livingston Parish since August’s floodwaters, but the Spectrum Fitness Club has a message.
The Iron Warriors Motorcycle Club's Central Louisiana chapter held its 15th Annual Blessing of the Bikes on Saturday, April 15, at the Magnolia Truck Plaza. Music, food, motorcycle gear, rider apparel, T-shirts, jewelry and motorbikes of all types and designs were available to enjoy. The Iro…
BATON ROUGE – Local lawmakers voiced skepticism over legislation which would add 17 cents per gallon to the gasoline tax generate additional revenue for the state’s transportation infrastructure.
HOLDEN – The Denham Springs Fire Department got a boost last week, when the Firehouse Subs Public Safety Foundation awarded $177,144 worth of equipment to seven fire departments.
WALKER – Stress has been the common specter since August’s flood, but one Walker business hopes offering a good night’s sleep will drive it away.
HAMMOND – Five Livingston Parish residents were among 20 suspects arrested when the Tangipahoa Parish Sheriff’s Office and three other law enforcement agencies carried out two search warrants in Tickfaw.
BATON ROUGE – A Senate Committee on Tuesday will address a bill by a Livingston Parish senator which would provide benefits for firefighters and law enforcement officers with permanent and total disability resulting from a catastrophic injury sustained in the line of duty.
LIVINGSTON – The Livingston Parish Council will wait until 2018 to seek a tax proposal for Recreation District 5 so they can determine the action to take after the Town of Livingston votes on a similar proposition April 29.
LIVINGSTON – Early voting begins Saturday, April 15 for single-item ballots in three Livingston Parish precincts.
LIVINGSTON – A Livingston Parish grand jury indicted often-arrested contractor Matthew J. Morris on 51 criminal counts related to contractor fraud, according to the 21st Judicial District prosecutor.
DENHAM SPRINGS – The Livingston Parish school system posted a note on social media Tuesday afternoon refuting rumors of a threat to its public schools.
WALKER – The Walker Police Department beefed up its ranks Monday when the City Council approved the hiring of five reserve officers and a part-time officer.
LIVINGSTON – A month-long drug investigation into two apartments in Denham Springs led to the arrests of four persons and the seizure of narcotics and weapons – including an AK-47 -- according to the Livingston Parish Sheriff’s Office.
HOLDEN – A Napoleonville man who was not wearing a seatbelt died Sunday, April 9, in a one-car crash on Interstate 12 near Holden, according to State Trooper Bryan Lee, spokesman for Troop A.
WALKER – High schools ask students to make career decisions, with options ranging from a four-year college or technical college to the military or going directly into the job market.
BATON ROUGE – Gov. John Bel Edwards’ Office of Community Development is urging all homeowners affected by the March and August 2016 floods to take a brief survey that will be available starting on Monday, April 10.
When the nonprofit food pantry Mighty Moms, in Denham Springs, goes shopping, it takes extra manpower to unload and sort the items. On Saturday, April 1, members of the Denham Springs Kiwanis Club and Live Oak High Key Club helped unload its purchases from Sam’s Club. Mighty Moms, which oper…
DENHAM SPRINGS – Cuts to government services and programs – not higher taxes – should come into play to ease the state’s ongoing budget deficits, according to one local member of the state legislative delegation.
LIVINGSTON – March’s sale tax report for Livingston Parish, reflecting February sales, showed a smaller drop than usually seen, according to numbers collected by the Livingston Parish School Board Tax Office.
DENHAM SPRINGS -- The Livingston Parish Chamber of Commerce announced Wednesday that 21 high school seniors will be the recipients of its 2017 scholarship awards.
DENHAM SPRINGS – Two lanes of Interstate 12 west will be closed at night on Thursday and Friday, April 6-7, according to the state Department of Transportation & Development.
LIVINGSTON – Flooding from the overnight rainfall just past midnight forced school closures and numerous roadways throughout the parish.
LIVINGSTON – Residents in mobile homes and travel trailers should evacuate as a slow-moving, powerful storm system works its way into southeast Louisiana, state and local officials urged Sunday night.
DENHAM SPRINGS – A Denham Springs man was arrested March 31 on child pornography charges, according to the Louisiana Attorney General’s Office.
LIVINGSTON – Plans are underway to form a committee which would address the mounting deficit for the Livingston Parish Detention Center.
DENHAM SPRINGS – A proposal by Gov. John Bel Edwards to shift more of the tax burden to businesses drew uncertainty from two Livingston Parish advocates for the commerce sector.
BATON ROUGE – A budget stabilization plan Gov. John Bel Edwards unveiled Wednesday would eliminate the frequency of mid-year budget cuts and put into motion reforms to the state’s tax and budget practices.