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  • Defense expert refutes road rage claims Play Video

    August 8, 2013 6:25 PM

    BATON ROUGE - A traffic accident reconstruction expert paid to testify for the defense said Kelsye Hall was not at fault in a fatal crash that killed five people in March 2011. Kimberly Stagg, 19, Effie Fontenot, 29, Austin Fontenot, 3, Hunter Johnson, 7, and Keagan Fontenot, 11 all... more »
  • Prosecution wraps in road rage homicide trial

    August 7, 2013 7:20 PM

    BATON ROUGE - The prosecution finished presenting its negligent homicide case against Kelyse Hall, Wednesday evening after calling nine witnesses to testify. Hall is accused of causing a deadly crash in March 2011 that killed five people on I-10 between the Highland Rd. exit and Prairieville, La. Kimberly Stagg,... more »
  • I-10 widening completion date pushed back Play Video

    January 14, 2013 4:29 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Due to inclement weather in January, the Department of Transportation and Development anticipates it will take at least another month to finish the widening project. There isn't much left to do, but what is left cannot be completed until the roadway dries out. "We were... more »
  • No. 4 LSU, No. 10 Florida have something to prove

    October 5, 2012 10:14 AM

    GAINESVILLE - No one needs to remind Florida what happened the last two years. No one needs to remind LSU what happened the last two weeks. Those vivid and somewhat painful memories give the 10th-ranked Gators and fourth-ranked Tigers something to prove when they meet in The Swamp on Saturday.... more »
  • I-10 closures could cause problems for drivers Play Video

    July 13, 2012 5:08 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Portions of I-10 eastbound between the 10/12 split and Essen Lane will reduce to one lane this weekend. It's part of the next phase of construction where crews will rebuild three eastbound lanes and a new bridge over Essen. The Essen exit will be... more »
  • Section of I-10 to close temporarily

    February 6, 2012 2:19 PM

    BATON ROUGE - A section of I-10 will close for eight hours as crews lay asphalt and continue the widening. The westbound ramp that connects I-10 to I-12 will be shut down from 9pm, Monday to 5am Tuesday. The Geaux Wider team expects the construction to take the entire... more »
  • New Orleans plants 10,000th tree since Katrina

    February 3, 2012 3:10 AM

    NEW ORLEANS - The Crescent City is getting greener - and leafier. The devastation to the canopy of trees in the city by Hurricane Katrina is being repaired by the non-profit Parkway Partners, which has worked to replant trees to replace those lost or damaged by the 2005 storm.... more »
  • DOTD: I-10 construction update Play Video

    January 20, 2012 5:28 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Less than a month in and The Department of Transportation and Development says Boh Brothers construction in making significant progress on completing the Interstate 10 widening project. Boh Brothers took over the expansion between the 10/12 split and Siegen Lane after the state fired Austin Bridge... more »
  • Next phase of I-10 expansion in Baton Rouge

    November 15, 2011 6:18 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Once again, the state plans to expand Interstate 10 from the 10/12 split to the Mississippi River Bridge. The community defeated a similar project ten years ago, but the Department of Transportation and Development is in the process of studying the feasibility of widening. Starting... more »
  • Alexandria police chief resigns after 10 months

    June 11, 2011 2:33 PM

    ALEXANDRIA, La.- Alexandria's police chief has resigned less than 10 months after moving from Baton Rouge. Mayor Jacques Roy would not say why Roger Tully was resigning as police chief in Alexandria. Tully was a 29-year veteran with the Baton Rouge Police Department. He became Alexandria's chief last... more »
  • Changes coming to I-10

    March 14, 2011 5:14 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Dozens of wooden crosses dot a stretch of Interstate 10 that's prone to crashes. This fall, the Department of Transportation and Development will begin construction on 24 miles of cable barriers that will line the median of I-10 between Highland Road and the St. James Parish... more »
  • DEQ counters Baton Rouge's high toxicity ranking

    March 2, 2011 6:34 PM

    BATON ROUGE - A Forbes Magazine report ranked Baton Rouge the fifth most toxic city in the nation but the Department of Environmental Quality thinks otherwise. Rodney Mallett with DEQ said that report was misleading and didn't provided enough information. The report compiled 2009 data from five separate... more »
  • One person injured in crash on I-10E

    February 8, 2011 2:49 PM

    GROSSE TETE - Traffic was at a standstill on I-10E this afternoon while State Police worked an accident west of Baton Rouge. EMS reported a single-vehicle accident at mile marker 145 near Grosse Tete. A vehicle had gone off the road and into a stand of trees, and appeared... more »
  • At least 10,000 Demco customers out of power

    January 22, 2011 8:52 PM

    UPDATE: Demco leaders say at least six thousand people still remain without power this evening. They are trying to restore power as quickly as possible. Everyone should have power back on tonight. WBRZ VIEWING AREA- At least ten thousand Demco customers are without power tonight in East Baton... more »
  • I-12 East blocked after crash in Baton Rouge

    September 22, 2010 2:56 PM

    UPDATE: 4:23 p.m. Traffic on Interstate 12 East is being let through in one lane only after after a three-vehicle wreck that critically injured one person. Paramedics report a 77-year-old person was trapped and critically injured in the collision, which happened near the intersection of I-12 and Essen... more »
  • I-10 in TX back open after chemical spill

    September 1, 2010 11:25 AM

    Interstate 10 in southeast Texas has reopened after crews finished cleaning up a hazardous material spill from a tanker involved in a wreck four days ago. Department of Public Safety Trooper Stephanie Davis told The Associated Press that I-10 near Hamshire reopened Wednesday morning. I-10 had been shut down between... more »
  • 10,000-plus shoes collected in Baton Rouge

    February 10, 2010 3:31 PM

    Shoes--and lots of them--were behind a major celebration at Christian Life Academy in Baton Rouge Wednesday. Students there helped collect more than 10,000 pairs of shoes, which will all be put to good use. Larry Galloway and his son, a Christian Life athlete, started the shoe collection. They didn't... more »

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