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  • Airline Hwy. reopens at Florida following accident

    December 5, 2016 12:48 PM

    BATON ROUGE – Airline Highway (U.S. 61 North) has reopened to traffic at Florida Boulevard following an accident on Monday morning. Traffic was being diverted onto Florida Boulevard. According to DOTD, congestion from the accident has reached Old Hammond Highway. Monitor WBRZ's traffic tracking system here . more »
  • Woman shares Thanksgiving with teen she accidentally invited

    November 25, 2016 11:45 AM

    MESA, Ariz. - An Arizona woman who accidentally texted a stranger an invitation to Thanksgiving dinner has made good on her offer after it spread through social media. The Arizona Republic reports that Wanda Dench greeted 17-year-old Jamal Hinton with a hug before they sat down for dinner Thursday at... more »
  • Family awarded $4.4 million for accident that killed 2 children on Bluff Road

    November 8, 2016 2:53 PM

    ASCENSION – An Ascension Parish jury awarded $4.4 million to a mother and father for the death of their two children who were struck and killed by an SUV in July 2014 on Bluff Road. The SUV was driven by 24-year-old Shawnette Taylor, who lost control when her vehicle's... more »
  • All lanes open on I-10 EB on MS River Bridge

    October 24, 2016 7:56 AM

    BATON ROUGE - All lanes are opened on I-10 east on the Mississippi River Bridge after officials cleared an accident. The delay from this incident is 2 miles past LA 415 (Lobdell). News 2's Ashley Fruge is monitoring the roadways. We will have updates on WBRZ.com and Twitter... more »
  • Southern's Devon Gales returns to Baton Rouge Play Video

    October 22, 2016 12:19 AM

    BATON ROUGE - Ahead of Southern University's homecoming game, one player is making his return after going though tremendous times last year. Saturday will be a very big day for Devon Gales. Not only will he be back with his friends and fellow players on the Southern football team, but... more »
  • Police ID person killed in Friday evening crash

    October 21, 2016 6:27 PM

    BATON ROUGE – A driver who failed to yield at a stop sign caused a deadly crash Friday evening, Baton Rouge Police said. The crash happened at the intersection of Beechwood Drive and Sherwood Street around 5 p.m. Tonquincia Davis, 25, died. Police said a 29-year-old driving a... more »
  • First responders tending to 3 car crash on Burbank Drive

    October 20, 2016 8:49 PM

    BATON ROUGE - First responders are on the scene of a 3 car accident on Burbank Drive. It happened before 7:30 p.m. near the 10000 block of Burbank Drive. The East Baton Rouge Sheriff's Office and Louisiana State Police are on the scene. Traffic has been delayed because... more »
  • Woman rushed to hospital after metal flies through car on interstate

    October 20, 2016 7:42 PM

    BATON ROUGE – First responders say a woman was rushed to the hospital Thursday afternoon after a piece of metal smashed through her car windshield while she was driving on the interstate. Sources tell WBRZ that the incident happened on the southbound lane of I-110 near the Evangeline Street... more »
  • Man arrested for accidentally shooting mom

    October 14, 2016 4:19 PM

    BATON ROUGE – A 20-year-old man was arrested for negligent homicide after he claimed that he accidentally shot his mom following an argument. On Oct. 13 around 6 p.m., the East Baton Rouge Sheriff's Office responded to the 4100 block of East Brookstown in regards to a woman who... more »
  • Houma woman arrested in insurance fraud scheme

    October 12, 2016 10:23 PM

    HOUMA - Louisiana State Police have arrested a woman accused of fraudulent insurance claims dating back to 2014. 38-year-old Shanta Simmons was arrested Wednesday morning. In March, investigators in the insurance fraud/auto theft unit in Houma were contacted by fraud investigators with Progressive Insurance Company concerning fraudulent claims... more »
  • Pickup crushed by logs from overturned log truck

    October 11, 2016 3:03 PM

    ZACHARY - People were taken by ambulance after a log truck overturned and spilled its load of logs on top of a pickup. The crash happened on US 61 at Mt. Pleasant Zachary Rd. Pictures provided by authorities showed the semi on its side and logs strewn about the... more »
  • All lanes back open on I-10 EB

    October 11, 2016 9:46 AM

    BATON ROUGE - All lanes are back open on I-10 eastbound. Tuesday morning, there was an overturned vehicle blocking the two right lanes on I-10 eastbound at LA 415. The delay from this incident is still one to two miles long. News 2's Ashley Fruge is monitoring... more »
  • All lanes now open on I-10 WB on Mississippi River Bridge

    October 3, 2016 10:33 AM

    BATON ROUGE - All lanes are now open on I-10 westbound. Monday morning, the two right lanes were blocked on I-10 westbound at the top of the Mississippi River Bridge due to an accident. The delay from this incident remains to Essen Lane. News 2's Ashley... more »
  • All lanes now open on I-10 EB on MS River Bridge

    October 3, 2016 8:11 AM

    BATON ROUGE - All lanes are now open on I-10 eastbound. Monday morning, there was a breakdown blocking the left lane on I-10 eastbound just beyond the I-110 split on the Mississippi River Bridge. The delay from this incident remains to LA 415. BREAKDOWN: Left lane... more »
  • D'Iberville man killed while seeking help after car trouble

    October 1, 2016 3:10 PM

    PASCAGOULA - A 50-year-old D'Iberville man has been killed on Interstate 10. Jackson County Chief Deputy Coroner Jason Moody told The Sun Herald that it appears the man was hit as he tried to flag down help after experiencing car trouble. The victim in the early Saturday morning accident was... more »
  • Denham Springs man killed after head-on crash on US 190

    September 29, 2016 4:29 PM

    DENHAM SPRINGS –State Police say a Denham Springs man is dead after a two car crash on US 190 west Thursday morning. According to Louisiana State Police, 68-year-old Harold Bergeron was killed when for “unknown reasons” he began to make a left turn onto Grey Eagle Road into the... more »
  • School board member hit, killed walking on road; Driver arrested

    September 27, 2016 12:09 PM

    ST. FRANCISVILLE - A member of the West Feliciana School Board was killed while walking down a highway last week, the sheriff's office reported Tuesday. James White, 59, was hit while walking along Solitude Road near Heir Road shortly after 8 p.m. Thursday. Deputies said the driver of a... more »
  • 18-wheeler accident causes traffic delays at I-10/I-12 split

    September 26, 2016 1:13 PM

    BATON ROUGE – Traffic is backed up at the I-10/I-12 split westbound due to an accident involving an 18-wheeler. The accident happened just before the College Drive exit. According to authorities, there are no injuries reported however gas is leaking from the vehicle. Keep up with Traffic... more »
  • All lanes now open on I-10 EB

    September 22, 2016 9:07 AM

    BATON ROUGE - All lanes are now open on I-10 eastbound. Thursday morning, the right lane was blocked on I-10 eastbound at Acadian due to an accident involving multiple vehicles. The delay from this incident remains at LA 415 and I-110 South at Capitol Access. News 2's... more »
  • Teenager struck by vehicle on East Pomona Drive in Baton Rouge

    September 14, 2016 9:23 PM

    BATON ROUGE - EMS is responding to an accident involving a teenager struck by a vehicle. It happened just before 8 p.m. BRPD Sgt. Don Coppola says a teenage girl was hit in the 9800 block of East Pomona Drive near Orlando Drive. EMS says the teenager is... more »
  • Train, vehicle collision in Sorrento Monday

    September 12, 2016 6:52 PM

    SORRENTO – Highway 22 in Sorrento near the railroad tracks was closed due to an accident involving a train and car for most of Monday evening. According to sources, a car tried to beat the train and was hit. Sources said one person was trapped in the car, but... more »
  • New charges against driver in bus accident that killed 3

    September 2, 2016 2:24 PM

    NEW ORLEANS - Louisiana State Police say new criminal charges of negligent homicide and negligent injuring have been filed against the driver of a bus in an accident that killed three people and injured dozens more near New Orleans. Authorities announced the new charges in a news release Friday, a... more »
  • New Orleans officer dies in traffic accident

    August 26, 2016 1:08 PM

    MARRERO - New Orleans police have identified an off-duty officer who died in a Jefferson Parish traffic accident. Police spokesman Tyler Gamble identified the officer as 45-year-old Tony Mitchell, a 19-year veteran of the department. Gamble says Chief Michael Harrison notified Mitchell's family. Jefferson Parish Coroner Dr. Gerry Cvitanovich (sih-TAN'-u-vich)... more »
  • Firefighters injured after crash at Florida Boulevard and Wooddale Play Video

    August 10, 2016 1:06 PM

    BATON ROUGE – All lanes of Florida Boulevard are opened following a closure to traffic at Wooddale Street due to an accident involving a firetruck Wednesday morning. According to BRPD, the fire department was responding to a call when it got "t-boned" by a Toyota Camry at Wooddale and... more »
  • 14-year-old dead after crash on LA 10 in Franklinton

    August 6, 2016 7:51 PM

    FRANKLINTON – State Police say a 14-year-old is dead after a crash on LA 10 in Franklinton, La. Saturday morning. According to Louisiana State Police, the crash happened on LA 10 west of LA 439 after 11 a.m. Saturday. Police say 25-year-old Earniesha Lott was driving eastbound on LA... more »
  • Wrecks, construction slow Saturday drivers on I-10

    August 6, 2016 11:19 AM

    BATON ROUGE - A car flipped into the ravine between I-10 westbound and the adjacent neighborhood just after the Perkins overpass Saturday morning. The four-door sedan was upside down near the tree line. Numerous drivers stopped to help until first responders arrived. The crash happend just before 10 a.m.... more »
  • 'That's what I get,' Pokemon player hits police cruiser

    July 20, 2016 11:37 AM

    BALTIMORE - Police say a "Pokemon Go" player was trying to "catch them all" behind the wheel, but instead a Baltimore police officer's body camera caught him sideswiping a cruiser. Officers were standing on a southeast Baltimore corner early Monday when police say a Toyota RAV-4 hit a cruiser steps... more »
  • Car drives off bridge into canal on Greenwell Street

    July 16, 2016 5:10 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Police say a car drove off of a bridge into a canal early Saturday morning in the 4700 block of Greenwell Street in Baton Rouge. According to Baton Rouge Police, the crash happened after midnight Saturday morning. Investigators say the driver was heading west on a... more »
  • Drivers in Walker end up in accident, ditches while playing Pokemon Go Play Video

    July 12, 2016 11:03 PM

    WALKER - Police are warning people about the dangers of playing Pokémon Go while driving. Pokémon Go has been downloaded millions of times in the U.S. since it's release Wednesday. It requires people to move, augmenting reality to place creatures and other items in real places. "If forces... more »
  • Florida officials investigating fiery crash that left 4 dead

    July 3, 2016 3:11 PM

    TALLAHASSEE - Authorities were investigating Sunday what caused a driver of a decades-old school bus to run a flashing red light and collide with a tractor-trailer causing both to burst into flames killing four people and injuring 25 others. Wakulla County Sheriff Charlie Creel said Saturday that speed was not... more »
  • 75-year-old man seriously injured after boats collide in Iberville Parish

    July 2, 2016 5:41 PM

    PLAQUEMINE – The Iberville Parish Sheriff said three people, including a 75 year old man, were injured after a boating accident in Bayou Sorrel Saturday afternoon. According to Brett Stassi, the incident happened around 4 p.m. Saturday near Plaquemine. Three people were hurt after two boats collided, pushing one... more »
  • Lanes now open after accident blocked center lane of I-12 East at Juban Road

    June 29, 2016 3:56 PM

    BATON ROUGE – All lanes are now open after an accident on I-12 East at Juban Road had the center lane of the interstate blocked on Wednesday around 3 p.m. According to DOTD, traffic has backed up to Range Avenue. Stay with WBRZ on Facebook and Twitter for... more »
  • Boater pulled from Tickfaw River after accident in Livingston Parish

    June 25, 2016 11:24 PM

    KILLIAN - First responders say one person was injured and another boater was pulled from the Tickfaw River after a boat struck a tree in Livingston Parish Saturday night. The incident happened near Highway 22 and Tin Lizzy's Marina along the Tickfaw River around 10 p.m. Saturday. Sources tell... more »
  • Victims' names released in deadly car crash in Ethel

    June 25, 2016 10:54 PM

    ETHEL – Two people are dead after a car struck a tree in East Feliciana Parish Saturday night. First responders say the single vehicle crash happened around 7:53 p.m. at the intersection Line Road and LA 955 near Ethel, Louisiana. Deputies say 22-year-old Jonathan Hilliard was driving his 2010... more »
  • Teen pierced in eye by javelin, flown to hospital

    June 24, 2016 10:09 PM

    PORTLAND, OR - Officials say a teen was taken to a hospital in a helicopter after he tripped and was stabbed in the eye by a javelin at a Portland track meet. The Oregonian/OregonLive reports people began calling Tualatin Valley Fire and Rescue Friday afternoon saying a track meet competitor... more »
  • Arrest made in June 9 accident that killed girl, 14

    June 23, 2016 6:34 PM

    NEW ORLEANS - New Orleans police say they've made an arrest in the hit-and-run traffic crash that killed a 14-year-old girl. A police news release says the accident happened June 9 on Interstate 10. The victim, Kayla Lagarde of New Orleans, was a passenger in a Pontiac Grand Am that... more »
  • State police working accident at I-10 Grosse Tete exit

    June 19, 2016 7:04 PM

    GROSSE TETE – State Police are working a traffic accident on I-10 west by the Grosse Tete exit near the Atchafalaya River Basin Bridge Sunday afternoon. Around 5:28 p.m., the left of lane of I-10 West was blocked due to an accident. Traffic passed through the right lane but... more »
  • 'Star Trek' actor Anton Yelchin killed by own rolling car

    June 19, 2016 3:57 PM

    LOS ANGELES - Los Angeles police say Anton Yelchin, an actor best known for playing Chekov in the new "Star Trek" films, was killed by his own car as it rolled backward down his driveway. Officer Jenny Hosier says the car pinned Yelchin against a brick mailbox pillar and a... more »
  • State police seek suspect in fatal hit-and-run in Terrebonne

    June 18, 2016 3:25 PM

    HOUMA - State police are searching for a suspect after a hit-and-run accident left a pedestrian dead in Terrebonne Parish. A state police news release says 22-year-old William Boyne of Patterson was killed in the Friday night accident on Louisiana Highway 56, south of the Chauvin Bridge. Investigators believe Boyne... more »
  • Bus passengers uninjured, truck driver transported after crash on I-10

    June 17, 2016 10:43 PM

    GROSSE TETE - 44 bus passengers were uninjured in a crash on I-10 east near Grosse Tete Friday night, but the driver of an 18-wheeler involved in the accident was transported to the hospital. #WATCH Scene after crash involving bus, 18-wheeler. Truck driver was transported https://t.co/Sli6Z0Dxvd @WBRZ pic.twitter.com/Xl6ohxZ6rC... more »
  • Man killed by possible hit-and-run driver

    June 12, 2016 11:08 AM

    BATON ROUGE - Sheriff's deputies suspect a man was killed by a hit-and-run driver sometime overnight. Authorities said a man was found dead in the road before sunrise at 7950 Greenweell Street. The person was not identified as of this post. The East baton Rouge Parish Sheriff's Office... more »
  • I-10 West, I-110 South back open after Friday morning crash Play Video

    June 10, 2016 6:45 AM

    BATON ROUGE - Traffic officials say I-10 West and I-110 South are back open after a wreck on the Mississippi River Bridge kept the roads closed for more than three hours Friday morning. The closures went into effect at around 5 a.m. after three 18-wheelers and four cars crashed... more »
  • One injured after SUV flips over on Staring Lane

    June 5, 2016 3:34 PM

    BATON ROUGE – First responders say one person was injured after a vehicle flipped over on Staring Lane Sunday afternoon. The wreck happened on Starring Lane near Essen Lane around 2 p.m. Sunday. Pictures from a WBRZ News 2 viewer show Baton Rouge Police on the scene and crews... more »
  • New Orleans police officer injured in traffic accident

    June 5, 2016 1:48 PM

    NEW ORLEANS - The New Orleans police say one of their officers has been seriously injured during a traffic accident. Multiple news outlets reported that Superintendent Michael Harrison said the officer was inside her police vehicle on the side of the road with the emergency lights on when she was... more »
  • Trooper injured responding to deadly crash on Bonnet Carre Spillway

    June 5, 2016 1:27 PM

    ST. CHARLES PARISH - One person is dead following a crash on the Bonnet Carre Spillway early Sunday morning. A trooper responding to the crash was also injured in a separate accident. State Police say Louis R. Hernandez, from Meridian, MS, stopped his car on the right shoulder so... more »
  • Two siblings dead after train strikes car near White Castle

    June 2, 2016 1:22 PM

    WHITE CASTLE - Deputies reported two siblings are dead Thursday afternoon after a train crashed into a truck in Dorseyville near White Castle. The siblings identified are 41-year-old Byron Henderson and 42-year-old Myra Henderson, according to the Iberville Parish Sheriff's Office. Investigators said the train tracks run parallel... more »
  • Mom says 6-year-old daughter gave new life to others following deadly crash

    June 1, 2016 12:51 AM

    BATON ROUGE - The mother of a 6-year-old girl who died from injuries sustained in a three-vehicle crash on Highland Road last Thursday tells News 2 her daughter was able to give new life to three others through donating her organs Tuesday. The crash happened at around 7:30 p.m.... more »
  • Accident on I-12 caused traffic in Livingston; lanes now clear

    May 30, 2016 12:29 PM

    LIVINGSTON- Lanes are now clear after an accident on I-12 West caused traffic congestion on Monday around 11: 15 a.m. The congestion was at I-12 West on South Satsuma Road due to an accident that happened in the median, according to DOTD. Traffic congestion reached LA 63 (Livingston).... more »
  • State police: 7 killed on roads, a deadly start to weekend

    May 28, 2016 10:53 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Louisiana State Police say it's been a deadly start to the Memorial Day weekend on Louisiana's highways. As of Saturday, state police say they investigated five fatal crashes statewide that killed seven people. State police say two of the crashes happened Friday night and early Saturday morning.... more »
  • Driver dies in hospital after Tuesday Livingston Parish crash

    May 28, 2016 8:52 PM

    LIVINGSTON – State Police say a Baton Rouge woman is dead after a crash involving an 18-wheeler on Interstate 12 in Livingston Parish Tuesday night. Around 10 p.m. Tuesday, Troopers began investigating a two-car crash with serious injuries on I-12 eastbound, east of LA 63. Investigators say 35-year-old... more »
  • 3 dead after train-truck collision in Mississippi

    May 19, 2016 12:24 AM

    FLORA, MS - Authorities say a father and two children were killed instantly when their pickup truck and an Amtrak train collided in a small Mississippi town. Amtrak spokeswoman Christina Leeds said in a statement the Chicago-bound train hit the vehicle around 6:11 p.m. Wednesday. The collision happened in Flora,... more »
  • Part of North St. closed after car knocks over light pole

    May 17, 2016 6:36 PM

    BATON ROUGE - North Street is closed to traffic at N. 30th St. following a crash involving a car and a power pole. #BREAKING North St closed because of nasty wreck involving car and a power pole. @WBRZ pic.twitter.com/n0LcabLFrf — BrettBuffingtonWBRZ (@BrettBuffington) May 18, 2016 ... more »
  • BRPD identified person killed from early morning fatal crash

    May 12, 2016 3:55 AM

    BATON ROUGE - Baton Rouge Police have identified the person killed from the crash that happened around 2:15 a.m. 21-year-old Evan Junker was ejected from his vehicle after losing control and striking a guard rail. The car was overturned. The accident caused the closure of I-110 North near... more »
  • Houma woman, 34, dies in Saturday accident

    May 8, 2016 2:46 PM

    HOUMA - State police are investigating a traffic accident that killed a 34-year-old Houma woman. Saturday's accident happened shortly before 8 a.m. Troopers say Tekel Coleman was driving south on Louisiana Highway 24. Her car ran off the road, entered a small ditch and struck a concrete driveway. Coleman's vehicle... more »
  • Multiple accidents bog down Friday morning commute

    May 6, 2016 11:42 AM

    BATON ROUGE – Multiple accidents locked down traffic on the interstate system in Baton Rouge Friday morning. Around 10:12 a.m., the right lane of I-10 East was blocked before the I-110 split due to an accident. That incident was cleared, but congestion from the incident reached LA 415 near... more »
  • Accident on La 1 South caused major morning delays

    May 5, 2016 7:19 AM

    BATON ROUGE - Commuters may want take an alternate route on their drive this morning due to an early morning accident on LA 1. All lanes at LA 1 South at the Intercoastal Bridge in Port Allen are opened. Congestion has reached I-10 west at Bluebonnet Blvd. and I-10... more »
  • EBRSO: Driver attempts to flee scene of crash, doesn't get far Play Video

    April 29, 2016 8:58 PM

    BATON ROUGE - A spokesperson for the East Baton Rouge Parish Sheriff's Office says a driver attempted to flee a minor accident in a parking lot on Siegen Lane Friday night. He didn't get very far, however. There was something wrong with his vehicle, so when he tried to... more »

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