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  • Numerous injuries reported in BR crash

    August 3, 2015 11:33 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Multiple people were taken to area hospitals after a crash late Monday night. The wreck closed a portion of Burbank Drive between West Lee and Ben Hur Road. Numerous police and emergency personnel responded to the scene. Police said it appears one vehicle was involved... more »
  • Train accident closes Airline Highway near South Choctaw Drive

    July 31, 2015 5:55 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Airline Highway was briefly closed in both directions near South Choctaw Drive due to an accident involving a train. The Department of Transportation and Development reported that traffic was backed up for more than two miles to Plank Road on US 61 South and Tom Drive... more »
  • Small community plagued with deaths, holds prayer service

    July 6, 2015 11:31 PM

    WATSON - Hundreds of people from Livingston Parish gathered at Live Oak UMC to mourn the deaths of three people from this small community over the last few days. Lolene Collyer 19, was in a car crash with an 18-wheeler on Thursday night. She suffered critical injuries and died... more »
  • Two vessel collision causes barges to break loose, bridge closure

    July 2, 2015 4:31 PM

    GRAMERCY - The Coast Guard said late Thursday, a collision between river towing vessels was responsible for some barges breaking loose and forcing a short closure of the Veterans Memorial Bridge. Louisiana State Police said the U. S. Coast Guard closed the bridge on LA 3213 after 3 p.m.... more »
  • Wreck shuts down US 190 West

    June 9, 2015 11:50 AM

    BATON ROUGE - An 18-wheeler hauling sodium hydroxide overturned in Pointe Coupee Parish, forcing US 190 West to close for hours according to Louisiana State Police. LSP said the wreck at the intersection of US 190 at LA 1 required them to close the westbound side of the road... more »
  • Acadian Thruway accident causes heavy traffic on I-10

    June 8, 2015 2:24 PM

    BATON ROUGE - A wreck near the Acadian Thruway exit on I-10 East backed up traffic during the noon rush. The wreck blocked the left and center lanes while authorities cleared cars from the roadway. The accident caused major congestion, backing traffic up to Port Allen on I-10... more »
  • Motorcyclist killed in crash with big rig

    June 4, 2015 9:54 PM

    ALBANY - A man from East Feliciana Parish was killed when the motorcycle he was driving slammed into a big rig in Livingston Parish. The accident happened near Highway 43, north of Albany. State Police say Walter Booker, Jr., 42, came around a curve, couldn't stop in time, and... more »
  • Four injured in Diversion Canal boat crash

    June 3, 2015 8:06 PM

    MAUREPAS - Two juveniles and two adults were taken to an area hospital after a boat crash on the Diversion Canal Wednesday night. The operator of a fishing boat was thrown off the craft after the boat crossed into the wake of an oncoming boat and went airborne. The... more »
  • 2 adults, 1 child injured after multiple car crash on I-10

    May 30, 2015 12:26 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Authorities say 2 adults and one child were injured after a multiple car accident on I-10 Westbound at Blue Bayou Water Park on Saturday. Initially, authorities said it was an car accident involving 8 vehicles, but recently they reported it was three vehicle hit and run... more »
  • Teen girl charged with accidental shooting

    May 27, 2015 11:08 AM

    BATON ROUGE - Police charged a teen girl Wednesday in an accidental shooting which injured another teen overnight in Baton Rouge. Detectives arrested 17-year-old Mekiyah Davis Monday night on charges of negligent injury and obstruction of justice. Police said Davis was playing with a handgun when she fired... more »
  • Amtrak train traveling from Philadelphia to New York derails

    May 12, 2015 10:33 PM

    PHILADELPHIA, PA - An Amtrak train has crashed in Philadelphia, and several people appear to be injured. Train 188 was traveling from Washington, D.C., to New York City on Tuesday night when it crashed. The front of the train was going into a turn when it shook. An Associated Press... more »
  • Louisiana road safety Play Video

    May 12, 2015 8:34 AM

    BATON ROUGE- Last year hit and run accidents injured more than 4,000 people in Louisiana. Last week, a truck hit three cyclists on a road in Baton Rouge, leaving them lying in the road before driving off. State police say this hit and run accident is a wake-up call,... more »
  • Teen kills friend in accidental shooting

    May 11, 2015 1:44 PM

    LAFAYETTE - Lafayette police have identified a teenager killed by his friend in a weekend shooting. Cpl. Paul Mouton says 18-year-old Jo'nathan Delacroix was shot once in the face Saturday afternoon. Delacroix was pronounced dead at a nearby hospital. Mouton says a friend of Delacroix, 18-year-old Anthony Beloney, was booked... more »
  • Tight squeeze as pickup hits house

    April 26, 2015 12:36 PM

    BATON ROUGE - A pickup truck hit a house on North Boulevard in Baton Rouge this morning. The truck was wedged between a tree and the house. A man who was driving and a baby apparently in a child restraint seat were not injured. The pickup caused damage to the... more »
  • Second $2.5 million verdict for a crash at poorly-designed intersection Play Video

    April 15, 2015 9:16 PM

    ADDIS - A woman who lost three family members in a deadly car wreck received closure from a West Baton Rouge jury Wednesday. Tammy Chauvin's parents, Albert and Jean Boudreaux, were killed along with Thelma Bizette. They died in a crash at the Sugar Plantation an LA 1 intersection... more »
  • Boat accident, Mother of three missing

    March 29, 2015 12:45 PM

    ST. TAMMANY - Search and rescue crews are looking for a missing Folsom woman after a boat capsized on it in the Pearl River Saturday afternoon. According to Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries and the St. Tammany Parish Sheriff's Department, Jonie R. Morgan, 31, was on the boat... more »
  • Motorcycle officer hit, taken to hospital in Friday night crash

    March 27, 2015 8:42 PM

    BAKER - A Baton Rouge Police Department motorcycle officer was injured and taken to a hospital after a car crash on Highway 19 Friday evening. Baker Police said the city police officer was driving on the highway when another motorist pulled out from a side street and the two... more »
  • Search to resume at jetliner crash site

    March 25, 2015 2:11 AM

    SEYNE-LES-ALPES, France - Crews are getting set for a second day of searching on an Alpine mountain side where a German jetliner crashed with no distress call on Tuesday, killing 150 people on board. Investigators are hoping a black box discovered among the debris will help them figure out what... more »
  • Officials: No survivors after plane crashes carrying 148 people

    March 24, 2015 6:12 AM

    PARIS, France - French President Francois Hollande says no survivors are likely in the Alpine crash of a passenger jet carrying 148 people. The Germanwings passenger jet crashed Tuesday in the French Alps region as it traveled from Barcelona to Dusseldorf, French officials. Eric Ciotti, the head of the regional... more »
  • Officials: 3 dead in helicopter crash

    March 23, 2015 9:20 AM

    ORLANDO, FL - Police officials now say 3 people died when a helicopter crashed into the unoccupied guest home of a house near downtown Orlando. The helicopter crashed Sunday afternoon in a neighborhood of large, historic homes. Orlando police reported then that one person was found dead. On Monday, police... more »
  • Police investigate fatal accident involving dirt bike

    March 23, 2015 5:53 AM

    NEW ORLEANS - New Orleans police say a 30-year-old man died when the dirt bike he was driving struck a metal bar. Officer Hilal Williams says the accident happened shortly before 1 a.m. Monday, near the intersection of North Peters and Flood Streets. Williams said the victim was pronounced dead... more »
  • Funeral for fallen soldier in Hammond today

    March 23, 2015 5:42 AM

    HAMMOND - Family and friends gathered Monday in Hammond to honor one of the National Guardsmen killed in a military helicopter crash two weeks ago. George Wayne Griffin, Jr. served in the military for more than two decades, including two tours in Iraq. His body was greeted by police... more »
  • Four cars collide head-on early Monday morning

    March 23, 2015 5:31 AM

    BATON ROUGE - An investigation underway into an early Monday morning crash in Baton Rouge. Four cars collided near 4 a.m. On Mickens Road Near Copper Oaks Drive and Joor Road. The cars hit head on, and at least one went off the road. It is unknown if... more »
  • National Guard to speak about chopper crash that killed 11

    March 16, 2015 3:53 AM

    NEW ORLEANS - The Louisiana National Guard is expected to release the names of four members killed last week when a Black Hawk helicopter crashed off Florida's Panhandle during nighttime training. The head of the Louisiana National Guard, Maj. Gen. Glenn H. Curtis, has scheduled a news conference late Monday... more »
  • All lanes open on I-10 East of bridge after accident

    March 15, 2015 5:01 PM

    BATON ROUGE - All lanes are open on the Mississippi River Bridge. Traffic is clearing after an accident blocked the center lane on I-10 East of the bridge. The accident happened around 4:40 p.m. on Sunday. more »
  • Fatal accident during Katrina storm surge project

    March 14, 2015 11:08 AM

    NEW ORLEANS - Authorities say a construction worker has died after an accident on a structure to block storm surge from a canal that breached during Hurricane Katrina. The 17th Street Canal is now protected by temporary gates and pumps. The Army Corps of Engineers and Bob Kula of Kiewit... more »
  • Man saved in Assumption Parish bayou rescue Play Video

    March 13, 2015 6:13 PM

    PIERRE PART - A man is alive today due to the heroic efforts of a pair of sheriff's deputies in Assumption Parish. Deputy Kelli Matherne was doing a routine patrol check on Lee Drive when she noticed a light shining in the bayou. The deputy said she first thought... more »
  • 4 remain hospitalized after Indiana bowling team bus crash

    March 13, 2015 9:16 AM

    HENRYVILLE, IN - Four people remain hospitalized after they were injured when a bus carrying members of the Indiana Tech bowling team overturned on an interstate in southern Indiana. University of Louisville Hospital spokesman David McArthur said three patients were in satisfactory to fair condition at the hospital on Friday,... more »
  • 1 dead in medical helicopter crash in Oklahoma

    March 13, 2015 4:04 AM

    EUFAULA, OK - Authorities say one person is dead and two are injured after an EagleMed medical helicopter crashed in woods in eastern Oklahoma. McIntosh County Emergency Management Director Wesley Dawson says the crash was reported about 11:40 p.m. Thursday. Dawson says searchers on foot and on all-terrain vehicles found... more »
  • Man killed, a second injured in Livingston Parish crash

    March 10, 2015 8:21 AM

    DENHAM SPRINGS - A Walker man was killed and a second passenger injured in a crash in Livingston Parish late Monday night, Louisiana State Police say. Garrett Minard, 21, died in the single-car accident on LA Hwy 1019, east of LA Hwy 16. Crash investigators say he was driving... more »
  • Traffic on both sides of Mississippi River Bridge

    March 8, 2015 6:05 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Traffic is backed up due to a previous accident on I-10 West right before the I-10/ I-110 split. The accident caused the left and center lanes to be blocked. All lanes are open now, but vehicles are backed up on both sides of the bridge. more »
  • Teen killed in ATV accident

    February 23, 2015 4:56 AM

    WAVELAND, MS - Hancock County Coroner Jim Faulk has identified a teen killed in an ATV accident over the weekend Faulk says 16-year-old Chaz Gill died at the scene. Don Bass, chief deputy with the Hancock County Sheriff's office, says the accident happened shortly after 4 p.m. Sunday when the... more »
  • Oscar Mayer Wienermobile crashes into pole

    February 16, 2015 5:35 AM

    ENOLA, PA - An iconic Oscar Mayer Wienermobile has crashed into a pole in central Pennsylvania. Officials say the giant hot dog on wheels slid off a road and slammed into a pole on Sunday in Enola, near Harrisburg. No injuries were reported. The front of the 27-foot Wienermobile was... more »
  • I-10 East reopens following deadly crash on bridge

    February 16, 2015 2:43 AM

    BATON ROUGE - I-10 East has reopened following a fatal accident on the Mississippi River Bridge. BRPD officers were called to an accident involving multiple vehicles just before 2:30 a.m. Several people were transported to the hospital with serious injuries. Their condition is unknown at this time. Officials... more »
  • State Trooper rear-ended by suspected drunk driver Play Video

    February 14, 2015 12:58 PM

    GONZALES - A Gonzales man is arrested for drunk driving after he rear-ended and injured a state trooper on I-10 near Gonzales. It happened east of LA Hwy 44 around 11:30 a.m. Saturday. Investigators say State Christopher K. Morris, 46, smashed into a patrol car on the side... more »
  • After wreck, airlifted driver dies at hospital

    February 13, 2015 7:47 AM

    LIVINGSTON - A Baton Rouge man was killed in a single-car accident in Livingston Parish Thursday night, according to Louisiana State Police. The wreck happened around 8:30 p.m. on LA Hwy 63 south of LA Hwy 449. Crash investigators say Louis L. Gurka, III, 55, wasn't wearing a seatbelt... more »
  • All lanes open on I-10 West bridge

    February 13, 2015 6:15 AM

    BATON ROUGE - Another traffic headache in the Capital City this morning. All lanes were blocked on I-10 West atop the Mississippi River Bridge because of an accident for over an hour. At the time of this post, two lanes have been re-opened and traffic has begun to slowly... more »
  • CBS '60 Minutes' correspondent Bob Simon dies in car crash

    February 12, 2015 2:13 AM

    NEW YORK - Longtime "60 Minutes" correspondent Bob Simon, who covered riots, Academy Award-nominated movies and wars, has died in a car crash. Police say a town car in which 73-year-old Simon was a passenger hit another car stopped at a Manhattan traffic light Wednesday night and then slammed into... more »
  • Mardi Gras tractor driver dies following crash with accused drunk driver

    February 9, 2015 3:25 AM

    GRETNA - The Jefferson Parish Sheriff's Office says bond has been set at $150,000 for a 54-year-old man accused in the death of a man who was moving a tractor after a weekend Carnival parade. Sheriff's spokesman Glen Boyd says 52-year-old Don Dauzat of Marrero died late Saturday and Michael... more »
  • Plane with 53 passengers crashes in river

    February 4, 2015 2:04 AM

    TAIPEI, Taiwan - At least 19 people are dead and 24 are missing after a Taiwanese flight crashed shortly after takeoff from Taiwan's capital, Taipei, with 58 people aboard. Video shows the TransAsia Airways plane turning on its side in midair, clipping an elevated roadway and careening into a shallow... more »
  • I-10 West reopens following crash on Mississippi River Bridge

    February 3, 2015 6:18 AM

    BATON ROUGE - I-10 West has reopened following following a multiple-vehicle accident on the Mississippi River Bridge. The wreck closed all lanes of the new bridge just after 6 a.m. Tuesday morning. It remained closed for about 1.5 hours, while tow trucks worked to load the cars and remove... more »
  • Coast Guard suspends search for small plane in canal

    January 27, 2015 2:25 AM

    SEABECK, WA - The Coast Guard says it has suspended its efforts to find a survivor after more than eight hours of searching Washington's Hood Canal in an area where a small plane is believed to have crashed. Apparent airplane debris was found floating on the water Monday afternoon after... more »
  • 2 city buses collide in Baltimore, sending 25 to hospital

    January 21, 2015 8:13 AM

    BALTIMORE, MD - Two city buses collided during rush hour in Baltimore, sending 25 people to the hospital, one in serious condition. Capt. Roman Clark of the Baltimore Fire Department says the Maryland Transit Administration buses crashed just after 7 a.m. Wednesday in west Baltimore. One bus was for people... more »
  • Gonzales man dies in West Feliciana Parish crash

    January 21, 2015 5:55 AM

    ST. FRANCISVILLE - State police say a 73-year-old Gonzales man died in a two-vehicle crash on U.S. Highway 61 near St. Francisville. Trooper Jared Sandifer says pickup driven by Felix Lipoma pulled out of a private driver Tuesday afternoon and struck the rear wheels of an 18-wheeler. He says the... more »
  • Severe injuries reported in wreck that closed I-10 Monday night

    January 19, 2015 8:36 PM

    BATON ROUGE- Police reported possible severe injuries in a crash that closed I-10 westbound just before the river bridge Monday night. A state traffic camera showed one vehicle overturned. The crash scene was surrounded by numerous first responders, police officers and their emergency response vehicles. Westbound lanes of... more »
  • Man killed in Ponchatoula wreck

    January 19, 2015 4:51 PM

    PONCHATOULA - Monday, sheriff's deputies released details of a deadly crash that happened over the weekend. Nat John Colona, 45, died in the single-vehicle wreck northeast of downtown Saturday night. Colona was from Hammond. Investigators said Colona lost control at a sharp, left curve where North 1st Street... more »
  • 3 killed, 4 injured in wreck in Natchitoches Parish

    January 19, 2015 2:03 AM

    NATCHITOCHES - Louisiana State Police are investigating a wreck in Natchitoches Parish that left three people dead and four injured. Police said in a statement that a Nissan headed north on U.S. Highway 71 south of Clarence crossed the center line, colliding with a Pontiac around 5 p.m. Sunday. The... more »
  • Boat dedicated to LSU student killed in hit and run

    January 15, 2015 10:21 PM

    BATON ROUGE - An air-boat will be dedicated to an LSU student that was killed in a hit and run accident about seven months ago . Eric Fabre of Slidell was driving on his scooter when a car hit him from behind near the intersection of Airline Highway and... more »
  • Divers find both black boxes in AirAsia crash

    January 12, 2015 1:54 AM

    PANGKALAN BUN, Indonesia - Divers have found the second black box from the AirAsia plane that crashed more than two weeks ago, but they have not yet been able to free it from debris on the floor of the Java Sea. Suryadi Bambang Supriyadi, the operation coordinator at the National... more »
  • Accidental shooting sparks conversation in the church Play Video

    January 11, 2015 5:49 PM

    BATON ROUGE - The accidental shooting that took one man's life and put another behind bars, has some community leaders talking. The shooting happened Saturday afternoon in the 4900 block of Jefferson Avenue. Demarcus Rheams, 20, and Jawan Billy, 19, were in the back of a house handling... more »
  • Arrest made accidental shooting death Play Video

    January 10, 2015 8:30 PM

    BATON ROUGE - One man is dead after what police said was an accident. The shooting happened in the 4900 block of Jefferson Avenue, Satuday afternoon. According to police, Demarcus Rheams, 20, and Jawan Billy, 19, was handling a gun in the back of a house when it... more »
  • 2 dead in 18-vehicle pileup on Pennsylvania highway

    January 8, 2015 2:08 AM

    CLARION, PA - Two people have died and nearly two dozen have been injured in an 18-vehicle pileup during a whiteout on a highway in western Pennsylvania. The chain reaction crash happened Wednesday afternoon on Interstate 80 in Clarion Township. State police say nine trucks, several of them tractor-trailers, and... more »
  • Highland Rd. reopens following accident involving18-wheeler

    January 6, 2015 8:46 AM

    BATON ROUGE - Highland Rd. has reopened after it was closed west of I-10 this morning while crews cleared an accident involving an 18-wheeler. According to State Police, the truck was jack knifed near Highland Crossing, blocking the road. Highland was shutdown in both directions. Drivers were advised... more »
  • Bono may never play guitar again after crash

    January 2, 2015 4:27 AM

    LONDON, England - Bono says he may never play guitar again due to injuries suffered in a New York City cycling accident. The U2 singer suffered multiple injuries, including fractures to his left eye socket, shoulder blade and left elbow, when he crashed his bike in Central Park in November.... more »
  • Some AirAsia crash victims buckled into their seats

    January 2, 2015 2:00 AM

    PANGKALAN BUN, Indonesia - Search crews have now recovered 30 bodies from the AirAsia crash, and an Indonesian navy official says five of them were found still strapped in their seats. Col. Yayan Sofiyan, commander of the warship Bung Tomo, told MetroTV that the five were among seven bodies retrieved... more »
  • Streetcar collides with forklift, injuring three

    December 23, 2014 5:19 AM

    NEW ORLEANS - An accident involving a historic streetcar line sent several people to the hospital Monday. According to New Orleans Police, a man on a forklift tried to cross in front of a street car on St. Charles Ave. when he was hit and trapped underneath. He... more »
  • Woman killed in New Orleans hit-and-run

    December 22, 2014 7:21 AM

    NEW ORLEANS - New Orleans police are investigating a hit-and-run accident that left a 37-year-old woman dead. The accident happened around 9:30 p.m. Sunday on Interstate 10. Police say the unidentified victim was westbound when her SUV was struck by another vehicle. Investigators say the victim then exited her vehicle... more »
  • Interstate reopens, traffic backed-up from merge to split

    December 19, 2014 6:04 AM

    BATON ROUGE - According to DOTD, I-10 West is closed at the I-10/I-110 merge because of an accident. Officials say traffic has backed-up to Dalrymple as a result. You should use an alternate route if you're headed that way this morning. We'll update you as soon as the roadway... more »
  • Motorcyclist killed in Avoyelles Parish crash

    December 15, 2014 7:43 AM

    MARKSVILLE - Authorities say a 61-year-old Pineville man died when his motorcycle was struck by a car in Avoyelles Parish. The accident happened around 5:35 p.m. Sunday on Louisiana Highway 107 north of Marksville. Master Trooper Scott Moreau says a car driven by 50-year-old David C. O'Quinn, of Marksville, pulled... more »
  • Light plane crashes in Red River

    December 15, 2014 7:14 AM

    SHREVEPORT - Caddo Parish sheriff's deputies say a small plane crashed in Red River after its pilot reported landing gear problems. Detective Bobby Herring says the crash was reported just before 1:20 p.m. Sunday, after the airplane, attempting a landing at Shreveport's Downtown Airport. Herring said the pilot was told... more »
  • Bridge back open, but traffic backed up

    December 15, 2014 6:46 AM

    BATON ROUGE - Your morning commute isn't off to a good start this week, with traffic backed-up to the I-10/I-12 split following an accident on the new Mississippi River Bridge. The wreck happened around 6:30 a.m. Monday morning. Hazmat was called to the scene to clean-up diesel leaking from... more »
  • Louisiana man killed in Miss. hunting accident

    December 15, 2014 5:42 AM

    HAMBURG, MS - Mississippi deputies say a 63-year-old Louisiana man was accidentally shot and killed by a fellow hunter. Franklin County Sheriff James Newman says Rick Kennedy, of Vidalia, died after being shot by 52-year-old Danny Richards, of Natchez, Friday morning. Newman says the shooting happened at a hunting club... more »
  • Funeral today for teen killed in crash

    December 15, 2014 5:33 AM

    PRAIRIEVILLE - A community is preparing to gather Monday morning to remember an Ascension Parish teen killed in a crash last week. 15-year-old Claire Carline of Prairieville died in the wreck on LA Highway 74 east of I-10. while on the way to school at Dutchtown High. Her two... more »
  • Diocese mourns loss of priest after bicycle accident

    December 10, 2014 9:05 PM

    PIERRE PART - The Diocese of Baton Rouge said Wednesday, a popular priest at a rural church died after falling off his bicycle earlier this week. Father Clarence Waguespack fell off his bicycle on Highway 70 near Lee Drive in Pierre Part Monday. He broke his neck in the... more »

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