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Driver faces suspended license, late fee after canceling card for fraudulent activity

Posted 4:43 AM 4/19/2024 by Brittany Weiss

PONCHATOULA - One woman says her husband's license is suspended over a late fee that occurred while paying off an installment plan with the Louisiana Office of Motor Vehicles.

Maddison Aikman says their trouble started when they noticed fraudulent charges on their debit card in January (More)

4/17/2024

Utility company threatens to disconnect power, homeowner fighting security light bill

Posted 5:49 PM 4/17/2024 by Brittany Weiss

BATON ROUGE - For the past two and a half years, Kathy King has been fighting with Entergy over a security light charge that she says she shouldn't have to pay.

"It's the principle of the matter," said King.

The charge, which started at about $30, has grown to $124. In 2021, King (More)

4/16/2024

Dirt being staged to cover red dust troubling Ascension Parish residents

Posted 5:20 PM 4/16/2024 by Brittany Weiss

GONZALES - Truck loads of dirt are being hauled in to cover up red dust left behind at a closed aluminum plant. It's a process that's been in the works for months.

Ascension Parish has been working with LAlumina and the Louisiana Department of Environmental Quality to (More)

4/15/2024

Dumping further troubles street already closed for repairs

Posted 8:11 AM 4/16/2024 by Brittany Weiss

BATON ROUGE - Piles of trash are accumulating along Greenwell Street under I-110 in Baton Rouge and some fed-up homeowners called 2 On Your Side.

It's an area of the city that Savannah Perry says is being taken advantage of by illegal dumpers. It could be that the people dumping are lazy (More)

4/10/2024

Flooding on Southdowns street addressed following 2 On Your Side report

Posted 6:23 PM 4/10/2024 by Brittany Weiss

BATON ROUGE - People living along Aberdeen Avenue in the Southdowns neighborhood of Baton Rouge are excited to see their street drain. They reached out to 2 On Your Side for help several (More)

4/9/2024

Drivers avoid four-way stop, treat cut through like racetrack

Posted 6:39 PM 4/9/2024 by Brittany Weiss

BATON ROUGE - A neighborhood is at its wits end after the city's traffic engineering department came back and told them their street doesn't meet the qualifications for traffic calming.

Frank Wilson has lived along Crestwood Street in Baton Rouge for more than a decade. He says he's tired (More)

4/8/2024

Constable posting warrant notices on doors, woman receives one in error

Posted 7:02 PM 4/8/2024 by Brittany Weiss

BATON ROUGE - One woman came home from work last week to a green notice on her door saying she had an active warrant for her arrest and had 24 hours to get in touch with the city constable and clear her name.

It scared her. Not sure if the notice was legitimate or a scam, the woman (More)

4/5/2024

Victim says Baker School System failed in handling her, others' abuse

Posted 5:53 PM 4/5/2024 by Brittany Weiss

BAKER - A woman says she is also a victim of sexual misconduct by a Baker School System employee who was recently arrested.

Antonia Caine was the principal at Baker Middle School up until last fall when the school system did not renew her contract. She says around the time she left, she (More)

4/4/2024

SMA patient searching for doctor, turned away due to insurance

Posted 2:50 PM 4/9/2024 by Brittany Weiss

UPDATE: After Donovan's story, several doctors reached out hoping to help. Monday, Sydney met with one of the doctors who agreed to see her and will help her with any future needs.

BATON ROUGE - Sydney Donovan has overcome a lot of health challenges. Now, at (More)

4/2/2024

Landowner allows pipeline access, blames work for property flooding

Posted 7:47 PM 4/2/2024 by Brittany Weiss

ZACHARY - A property owner living a few hundred feet away from the Comite Diversion Canal project says he's locked into a deal that's causing him to flood. After his concerns were ignored, he contacted 2 On Your Side.

When Jimmy Pigrenet bought his property on Old Baker Road 15 years ago (More)

4/1/2024

Home repairs made, in works for victim in police chase that ended in crash

Posted 6:40 PM 4/1/2024 by Brittany Weiss

BATON ROUGE - After a car being chased by police crashed into her home, 2 On Your Side helped Connie Bailey replace what was damaged and lost.

Bailey was at home on March 10, 2024, when a (More)

3/28/2024

Downtown parking enforcement to begin, patrolled by BRPD

Posted 5:42 PM 3/28/2024 by Brittany Weiss

BATON ROUGE - If you work in or visit downtown Baton Rouge, chances are you have experienced parking. It's not always easy, and has taken the City-Parish many years to transition from coin-fed machines to card-reading kiosks and pay-by-app.

Alas, parking kiosks were installed downtown in (More)

3/27/2024

Property abandoned, neighbor continues years-long battle to address Ascension Parish blight

Posted 5:59 PM 3/27/2024 by Brittany Weiss

PRAIRIEVILLE - It's a problem 2 On Your Side has been looking into for several years — one woman's fight with the blight adjacent to her property. The property in question is on Charlie Brown Road off of LA-933 near Joe Sevario Road.

Deanna Landry first reached out to Brittany Weiss (More)

3/25/2024

Victim in police chase that ended in crash looking for help repairing home

Posted 6:04 PM 3/25/2024 by Brittany Weiss

BATON ROUGE — A woman's home was hit by a teen driving a stolen car at the end of a police pursuit. Her front porch is now propped up by jacks and doesn't have a working gas meter.

Thankfully, Connie Bailey wasn't injured in the incident, but her home is damaged because of that (More)

3/22/2024

Homeowner determined to find responsible party for flooding issues

Posted 5:11 PM 3/22/2024 by Brittany Weiss

BATON ROUGE - Patricia Sullivan says she wants someone to take responsibility for all the water that's flooding her property every time it rains.

"They've been telling us since 2005 that they're going to fix it and they have never fixed it," she said.

Sullivan's home backs up to (More)

3/21/2024

Homeowner fears broken guardrail creates safety issue, several requests submitted for repairs

Posted 9:08 AM 3/26/2024 by Brittany Weiss

UPDATE The City-Parish made repairs to the guardrail Monday morning. Melody Russell says she is happy to have her safety net back in place.

BATON ROUGE - A guardrail protecting a home was knocked down by a car last December. For months, it has (More)

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