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  • I-10 through New Orleans opens after truck fire Play Video

    August 27, 2014 5:59 AM

    NEW ORLEANS - New Orleans police have reopened eastbound Interstate 10 in eastern New Orleans after a tank truck hauling 8,600 gallons of fuel overturned, exploded and burned in the median. The accident closed the highway late Tuesday afternoon. The wreckage was removed overnight and the eastbound lanes reopened early... more »
  • Plane crashes after takeoff, kills four Play Video

    August 26, 2014 3:27 AM

    WILLOUGHBY HILLS, OH - Police say a plane has crashed shortly after takeoff at a regional airport, killing four people about 15 miles northeast of Cleveland. The plane crashed around 10 p.m. Monday after taking off from the Cuyahoga County Airport. It happened near the intersection of Bishop Road and... more »
  • Funeral set for driver hit by Tony Stewart's car

    August 14, 2014 2:09 AM

    TURIN, N.Y. - Funeral services for the 20-year-old driver who died after being struck by NASCAR champion Tony Stewart's car are being held at a central New York high school as racing fans debate who's responsible for the accident and his family blames Stewart. Kevin Ward Jr.'s funeral is set... more »
  • Ships collide on Mississippi River Play Video

    August 13, 2014 4:48 AM

    NEW ORLEANS - An investigation is underway following a multiple-ship collision on the Mississippi River just outside of New Orleans. The Coast Guard received a report that a Maltese-ship lost power and steering near Gretna. It collided with another ship and barge that were docked at the International Matex... more »
  • Stewart on Ward death: 'there aren't words'

    August 10, 2014 2:10 PM

    WATKINS GLEN, N.Y. - Tony Stewart says "there aren't words" to describe his sadness over the accident that killed Kevin Ward Jr. In a statement released by spokesman Mike Arning, Stewart says "my thoughts and prayers are with his family, friends and everyone affected by this tragedy." The three-time NASCAR... more »
  • Wreck closes part of Central Thruway

    August 8, 2014 8:57 AM

    BATON ROUGE - Police say a two-car crash at the intersection of S. Choctaw Dr. and Central Thruway Friday morning has shut down part of the thruway. A car turning left onto S. Choctaw turned into the path of a truck. The truck turned on its side and slid... more »
  • Several rushed to hospital after afternoon wreck

    August 1, 2014 4:54 PM

    CENTRAL- Sheriff's deputies spent the evening working a crash that closed Denham Road and sent several people to the hospital, sources said. The wreck happened at El Ranchito and involved as many as three vehicles, according to people at the scene. Children were among the injured. There was... more »
  • Second train wreck reported in the area

    August 1, 2014 4:42 PM

    PLAQUEMINE - A second train wreck has slowed traffic and forced emergency responders into action in our area Friday. Witnesses told WBRZ News 2, a car and train collided in Iberville Parish near the National Guard complex. The train came to a stop near the crossing on Belleview Drive.... more »
  • I-110 South open again after 18-wheeler crash

    July 30, 2014 10:55 AM

    BATON ROUGE - A major accident involving two 18-wheelers and one passenger vehicle closed I-110 South at North 9th Street shortly before 11 a.m. on Wednesday morning, according to LADOTD. LADOTD provided an updated at 1 p.m. that reported the right lane was back open with the left still... more »
  • Girl struck by plane on Florida beach dies

    July 29, 2014 8:52 AM

    SARASOTA, FL - Law enforcement officials in Florida say a 9-year-old girl has died from injuries suffered when she was hit by a plane that crash-landed on the beach where she was walking with her father. The Sarasota County Sheriff's Office said Tuesday morning that they were notified by the... more »
  • Small plane crashes on beach, hits father and daughter on ground Play Video

    July 28, 2014 5:31 AM

    VENICE, FL - A Georgia man is dead and his 9-year-old daughter is in the hospital with critical injuries after they were hit by a small plane that made an emergency landing on a Florida Gulf Coast beach. The Piper Cherokee crash-landed Sunday afternoon, losing a wheel, damaging a wind... more »
  • LSP: Man not buckled-up in fatal accident

    July 25, 2014 8:04 AM

    Plaquemine - According to Louisiana State Police, a Plaquemine man wasn't wearing his seatbelt when he was killed in a car crash in Iberville Parish. 64-year-old Winsley St. Pierre, Jr. was the only driver involved in the accident. Police say he was driving south on LA Hwy. 75 when... more »
  • France says Air Algerie plane wreckage found Play Video

    July 25, 2014 2:10 AM

    PARIS, France - French officials say that the wreckage of an Air Algeria plane which crashed with 116 people aboard has been found in Mali. A message posted Friday on the website of President Francois Hollande said the wreckage had been clearly identified despite the disintegration of the aircraft, and... more »
  • I-10 West reopens following accident on bridge

    July 24, 2014 5:56 AM

    BATON ROUGE - All lanes are now opened headed westbound on I-10 in Baton Rouge. The interstate was closed at the I-10/110 split because of an accident on the Mississippi River Bridge. According to DOTD, traffic from the accident reached College Dr. The car appears to have... more »
  • Gonzales man killed in Ascension Parish crash

    July 21, 2014 5:56 AM

    GONZALES - State police say a 22-year-old Gonzales man died when the car he was riding in was involved in a crash with another vehicle in Ascension Parish. Trooper Jared L. Sandifer says Patrick Breaux was a front seat passenger in a car driven by 22-year-old Sara Andrews, of Baton... more »
  • Dutch anger swells at treatment of Ukraine bodies

    July 21, 2014 4:22 AM

    THE HAGUE, Netherlands - Relatives of Dutch victims killed in the downing of Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 are meeting with their king, queen and prime minister amid growing anger at the treatment of their loved ones' bodies by pro-Russian rebels in Ukraine. Before the meeting Monday afternoon, Prime Minister Mark... more »
  • Another Friday traffic fiasco on the Basin Bridge

    July 18, 2014 4:25 PM

    GROSSE TETE- Drivers traveling eastbound had to deal with another mess of traffic due to a wreck in Iberville Parish Friday afternoon. Traffic cameras showed traffic was stopped almost across the entire 18-mile long bridge over the Atchafalaya Basin for about an hour. The incident comes a week... more »
  • Australian PM lashes out at Russia over shot plane Play Video

    July 18, 2014 2:52 AM

    CANBERRA, Australia - An angry Australian Prime Minister Tony Abbott is demanding an independent inquiry into the downing of a Malaysian jetliner and says Russia's response is "deeply, deeply unsatisfactory." Abbott criticized Russia's Ambassador to Australia Vladimir Morozov, who met earlier Friday with Foreign Minister Julie Bishop. According to Abbott,... more »
  • Woman, daughter killed when car crashes into canal

    July 16, 2014 9:15 PM

    THERIOT- A woman and her child died after driving off a road through the wetlands in Terrebonne Parish. Ashley Worrell, 31, and Delaney Lirette, 3, were killed when Worrell ran off Highway 315, south of Falgout Canal Road around 5 p.m. Wednesday. The truck they were in became submerged.... more »
  • Obama pushing research on cars that talk to cars

    July 15, 2014 2:33 AM

    WASHINGTON, D.C. - President Barack Obama is envisioning a time when cars will be able to talk with other cars or with America's roads. He says such technology could prevent crashes, cut down on traffic and save gasoline. Obama on Tuesday will visit a federal highway research center in northern... more »
  • Driver killed trying to make a U-turn on US 51

    July 10, 2014 6:33 AM

    AMITE - State police say a 20-year-old Amite man trying to make a U-turn on a highway died when an oncoming car struck his passenger side and shoved his car off the roadway. Trooper Jared Sandifer says a 1-year-old child in the other vehicle who was not properly restrained suffered... more »
  • Mississippi man dies in Tangipahoa Parish collision

    July 9, 2014 7:45 AM

    TANGIPAHOA - Authorities say a 40-year-old Mississippi man died in a two-vehicle accident involving an 18-wheeler at the intersection of La. Highway 1057 and Highway 1061. Louisiana State Police Sgt. Nick Manale says the big rig slammed into the side of a pickup that did not yield when turning left... more »
  • Six Flags rollercoaster derails, four injured Play Video

    July 8, 2014 5:55 AM

    SANTA CLARITA, CA - All of the nearly two dozen people stranded when a roller coaster hit a tree branch at Southern California's Six Flags Magic Mountain amusement park have been rescued from the ride. Firefighters and park maintenance workers removed the last of the 22 people stuck on the... more »
  • State: Speed still major factor in highway deaths

    July 1, 2014 3:43 AM

    BATON ROUGE - Increased seatbelt use and cuts in impaired driving have helped reduce the number of people killed in crashes in Louisiana and across the nation, but state officials say less progress has been made in reducing speeding, another major factor in those deaths. Lt. Col. John LeBlanc, executive... more »
  • Woman killed in East Feliciana crash

    June 30, 2014 5:42 AM

    CLINTON - According to State Police, a Jackson woman was killed in a single-car accident in East Feliciana Parish late Sunday night. Investigators say 66-year-old Jo Ann Ryals was not wearing her seat belt as she drove west along LA Hwy 10. They do not know why her SUV... more »
  • Owner of sunken ferry blamed for 5 earlier crashes

    June 30, 2014 2:09 AM

    SEOUL, South Korea - Well before more than 300 people died this spring aboard the South Korean ferry Sewol, government investigators blamed the company's sailors for five other crashes. Three of the incidents occurred within a 12-month span in 2006 and 2007. After those occurred, a government investigator chided the... more »
  • Man talks about rescuing people from car in bayou Play Video

    June 18, 2014 9:39 PM

    GONZALES - A few days after an SUV carrying two people drove off of Coontrap Road and into New River, people are talking about the dangers the road brings for drivers. "It's a fairly smooth road, but people speed through that curve," Gonzales Fire Chief Tracy Normand explained. Normand... more »
  • Former Sorrento mayor back on the payroll Play Video

    June 18, 2014 6:32 PM

    SORRENTO - A former mayor who cost Sorrento half-a-million dollars in a car crash settlement is back on the town's payroll. Brenda Melancon was arrested, but never indicted, after a deadly wreck with a motorcycle in 2007. Now she's the clerk for Sorrento Police after the former clerk resigned.... more »
  • 4 injured circus acrobats to speak about accident

    June 17, 2014 2:04 AM

    BOSTON, MA - Four circus acrobats injured during a hair-hanging stunt are expected to speak about the accident that sent them plummeting to the ground during a live performance in Rhode Island. Lawyer Michael Krzak says the four are expected to talk about their accident on Tuesday at Spaulding Rehabilitation... more »
  • WATCH: man, woman rescued after car crashes into bayou Play Video

    June 16, 2014 9:19 PM

    GONZALES- The driver of an SUV was likely impaired when he drove into New River Monday evening, police told WBRZ News 2. The unidentified man and a female passenger had to be rescued by eyewitnesses. In video, captured by someone who saw the incident, a man is seen on... more »
  • Child killed, two others thrown from car in Assumption Parish

    June 16, 2014 9:08 AM

    NAPOLEONVILLE - State police say an eight-year-old was killed when he was ejected from the car he was riding in. Two other children were also injured. The accident happened just before 9:00 p.m. on LA-1 near Howard Ln. in Assumption Parish. Investigators say the car they were riding in... more »
  • Officials look at role of commute in Morgan crash Play Video

    June 12, 2014 2:07 AM

    NEW BRUNSWICK, N.J. - Accident investigators are looking into what role a truck driver's commute played in the fatal crash that also injured comedian Tracy Morgan. A spokeswoman for the National Transportation Safety Board says Wal-Mart driver Kevin Roper lives in Georgia, but his job is based in Delaware. A... more »
  • Driver charged in comedian's accident due in court

    June 11, 2014 2:06 AM

    NEW BRUNSWICK, N.J. - The truck driver charged in the fatal highway crash that also injured comedian Tracy Morgan and several other people is due for an initial court appearance. Kevin Roper is to appear in state court in New Brunswick on Wednesday to face death by auto and assault... more »
  • APSO: Child hit, killed by car

    June 9, 2014 4:28 PM

    PIERRE PART - The Assumption Parish Sheriff's Office said a 4-year-old child died after being hit by a car Monday. Sheriff Mike Waguespack said the driver of the vehicle did not see the child while pulling into a residence on Cousin St. in Pierre Part. Deputies said the... more »
  • Pilot ejects as Navy jet crashes into sea

    June 5, 2014 8:53 AM

    SAN DIEGO, CA (AP) - Officials say a Navy jet crashed into the sea as it prepared to make a late-night landing on an aircraft carrier, but the pilot ejected and was listed in stable condition. Navy spokeswoman Lt. Reagan B. Lauritzen says the F/A-18E Super Hornet was making its... more »
  • Woman dies in 4 vehicle Ascension Parish crash

    May 30, 2014 6:02 AM

    SORRENTO - State police say a 41-year-old Thibodaux woman has died in a four vehicle crash in Ascension Parish. The accident happened Thursday afternoon on Louisiana Highway 70 south of Sorrento. Trooper Jared Sandifer says Tiffany Moore was southbound when she failed to slow down for traffic congestion. Sandifer says... more »
  • Two Denham Springs men killed in Plaquemine wreck

    May 29, 2014 6:21 AM

    PLAQUEMINE - State Police said two Denham Springs men died in a fiery wreck Wednesday evening in Iberville Parish. Troopers said Charles K. Pope, 53, and Maurice A. Cormier, 52, were killed in the wreck on LA 1148 just west of LA 1 in Plaquemine. Investigators said around... more »
  • LPSO: Man stole two vehicles before dying in wreck Play Video

    May 27, 2014 9:12 AM

    DENHAM SPRINGS - Sheriff's deputies said a man killed in a deadly crash this morning in Livingston Parish was fleeing from authorities after stealing two vehicles. A sheriff's office spokesperson said State Police, LPSO, Walker Police and Denham Springs Police were all investigating the wreck, which shut down 4-H... more »
  • BRPD: Woman killed after crossing in front of big rig

    May 23, 2014 9:43 AM

    BATON ROUGE - Police identified a woman who died in a wreck with an 18-wheeler in Baton Rouge Friday morning. A BRPD spokesperson said Lahisha Walls, 37, died after her car was hit by the big rig. Police said Walls was driving north in the 9500 block of... more »
  • Victim of Bayou Manchac crash identified

    May 23, 2014 4:00 AM

    BATON ROUGE - The Memorial Day weekend is off to a deadly start on the roadway in Baton Rouge. A car drove off the interstate and into Bayou Manchac near the East Baton Rouge-Ascension Parish line just after midnight Friday. It happened off of I-10 East just past the... more »
  • Two people found dead inside sunken car

    May 20, 2014 5:32 AM

    ST. JAMES PARISH - A single vehicle crash took the lives of two people in St. James Parish. 48 year old Matthew Daigle and 54 year old Terri Deslatte were found dead inside a submerged car off of Highway 61 south of I-10. According to State Police, a... more »
  • Monday night crash closed I-12

    May 19, 2014 9:24 PM

    BATON ROUGE- Westbound lanes of I-12, east of O'Neal Lane closed for a portion of Monday night as emergency crews worked a crash scene. The wreck involved an 18-wheeler and smaller vehicles. Police had not released the exact details at the time of this post. There were no... more »
  • Child hit by Caddo school bus dies

    May 16, 2014 8:39 AM

    SHREVEPORT - Shreveport police say a 6-year-old boy has died after being hit by a school bus. Cpl. Marcus Hines says Brenden Houston was pronounced dead at University Health Medical Center Thursday afternoon. Hines says Houston was hit after he exited the Caddo Parish school bus. He says the driver,... more »
  • 15 crew indicted over South Korean ferry disaster

    May 15, 2014 4:01 AM

    SEOUL, South Korea - Prosecutors indicted the captain of the sunken South Korean ferry and three crew members on homicide charges today, alleging they were negligent and failed to protect more than 300 people missing or dead in the disaster. Less serious indictments have been issued against the 11 other... more »
  • West Virginia mine had history of safety problems

    May 13, 2014 2:50 PM

    WHARTON, W.Va. - The West Virginia coal mine where two miners were killed last night is one of just three mines in the country to have made a federal list of the industry's worst safety offenders. The mine in Wharton was cited for nearly 200 safety violations over the... more »
  • Official: 2 killed at West Virginia coal mine

    May 13, 2014 9:39 AM

    WHARTON, W.V. - State and federal officials say two workers who were trapped when the ground failed at a West Virginia mine with a history of safety violations have died. Officials for federal and state safety agencies say the incident occurred just after 8:45 p.m. Monday at Brody Mine No.... more »
  • Circus resumes in Connecticut without incident Play Video

    May 9, 2014 5:09 AM

    HARTFORD, CT - The Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus has opened in Hartford, with a rousing ovation for a group of acrobats injured in Rhode Island. Ringmaster Johnathan Lee Iverson expressed thanks to first responders and fans Thursday, shortly after the circus opened its eight-show run in Connecticut's... more »
  • Probe done in circus accident, feds get evidence

    May 6, 2014 10:34 AM

    PROVIDENCE - Investigators in Rhode Island say they have completed an initial investigation into a circus accident that sent eight acrobats hanging from their hair plummeting to the floor. Providence fire investigator Paul Doughty says they are turning evidence over to federal workplace safety investigators. Doughty says that includes the... more »
  • Neighbor of Pistorius testifies at murder trial

    May 6, 2014 3:21 AM

    PRETORIA, South Africa - A man who lives next to the house where Oscar Pistorius fatally shot his girlfriend has testified at the athlete's murder trial about the night of the killing, saying he heard a man crying loudly and that he called the security of the housing estate for... more »
  • At least 3 critically injured in circus accident Play Video

    May 5, 2014 6:45 AM

    PROVIDENCE, R.I. - A Rhode Island public safety official says a snapped carabiner is the only piece of equipment investigators have found that failed in a circus accident in which eight aerial acrobats plummeted to the ground. Providence Public Safety Commissioner Steven Pare stopped short of saying the broken clip... more »
  • Police identify person killed by car

    May 5, 2014 6:11 AM

    BATON ROUGE - According to police, a man is dead after he was hit by a car near LSU early Monday morning. Police responded to the accident on Nicholson Dr. around 1:30 a.m. When they arrived, they found Carrei Johnson, 65, as well as the car that hit him.... more »
  • Pedestrian struck, killed while walking on I-55

    April 28, 2014 6:22 AM

    PONCHATOULA - State police say a 20-year-old Ponchatoula man has died after being hit by a pickup while walking on Interstate 55 in Tangipahoa Parish. Trooper Greg Marchand says Lavarius Grisby was pronounced dead by the Tangipahoa Parish Sheriff's Office after the accident that occurred shortly after 8 p.m. Saturday... more »
  • All lanes now open after 18-wheeler wreck on I-10

    April 22, 2014 6:17 AM

    BATON ROUGE - All lanes are now in open on I-10 East near the I-10/I-110 split after it had been shutdown for nearly four hours following an accident involving an 18-wheeler. The truck came to a stop hanging over the edge of the roadway. Fuel was leaking from the... more »
  • Gravel truck overturns on LA-37, driver killed

    April 21, 2014 9:18 AM

    GREENWELL SPRINGS - Louisiana State Police spent most of the day on the scene of an accident on LA-37 in Greenwell Springs. According to State Police, a gravel truck overturned on LA-37 near Jim Price Rd. The driver of the truck was killed. The highway was closed for... more »
  • Deputies: man, believed to be drunk, slips on tracks and is hit

    April 18, 2014 7:20 PM

    INDEPENDENCE- A 61-year-old man is dead and authorities think alcohol was a factor in his death where he was hit by a train in Tangipahoa Parish Friday. The sheriff's office said Robert Moore ran across the tracks at Velma Road just north of town, hoping to beat an approaching... more »
  • Firetruck rams California eatery; 15 injured

    April 17, 2014 6:52 AM

    MONTEREY PARK, CA - Authorities now say 15 people are hurt after two firetrucks collided in a Los Angeles suburb, sending one careening across a sidewalk and into a restaurant. At least five of those injured are firefighters. A spokesman for Garfield Medical Center in Monterey Park says six victims... more »
  • Driver ejected, dies in crash in WBR

    April 16, 2014 9:57 AM

    Erwinville - Investigators say an Erwinville man was not wearing his seat belt during a single car crash Wednesday morning in West Baton Rouge Parish. 56-year-old Rurid L. James died when he was ejected during the accident on LA Hwy. 620 east of LA Hwy. 413. According to Louisiana... more »
  • Ten dead in fiery tour bus wreck

    April 10, 2014 10:19 PM

    ORLAND, CA - The California Highway Patrol says the drivers of a FedEx delivery truck and a charter bus carrying high school students on a college visit are among the 10 people who were killed in a fiery crash on a Northern California interstate. In addition to both drivers, the... more »
  • Police seek driver in deadly Fla. day care crash Play Video

    April 10, 2014 6:48 AM

    WINTER PARK, FL - Authorities say the man they're seeking in the investigation of a deadly car crash into a Florida day care center was the vehicle's driver. The Florida Highway Patrol previously called 26-year-old Robert Alex Corchado a "person of interest" in the Wednesday afternoon crash. Early Thursday, spokeswoman... more »
  • Emotional scene where child was hit, killed by vehicle

    April 1, 2014 9:20 PM

    BATON ROUGE- A one-year-old girl died after being hit by a vehicle Tuesday evening. Authorities said a man was backing out of a driveway on North 17th Street when the child was struck. The crash happened between Bay and Chestnut. The incident was described as a terrible accident.... more »
  • Mississippi man dies in I-55 wreck

    April 1, 2014 6:35 AM

    KENTWOOD - Louisiana State Police say a 59-year-old Mississippi man died after his car ran off the side of Interstate 55, struck an embankment and overturned several times before stopping in a water-filled creek. Master Trooper Greg Marchand says Bobby E. Ross, of McComb, Miss., was pronounced dead at the... more »
  • Woman involved in accident, hit by another car

    March 28, 2014 10:42 AM

    BATON ROUGE - According to State Police, a Denham Springs woman was killed when she was hit by car following another accident. The crash happened late Thursday night on US Hwy. 61 south of Industriplex Blvd. in Baton Rouge. Troopers say Kristina Delaney, 28, was involved in a car... more »
  • Investigation far from over in Houston oil spill Play Video

    March 28, 2014 6:03 AM

    AUSTIN, Texas - The Houston-based barge operator that spilled nearly 170,000 gallons of tar-like oil into one of the nation's busiest seaports will be fined by Texas regulators, regardless of the outcome of state or federal investigations. Investigators are still trying to pinpoint the cause of last weekend's accident in... more »
  • Driver cited for I-110/I-10 crash

    March 24, 2014 9:11 AM

    BATON ROUGE - Police cited a truck driver for having an unsecured load after a big rig wreck on I-110 Monday. The 18-wheeler overturned on the I-110 South entrance ramp to I-10 West, completely blocking the ramp. Although the truck was hauling paper, HAZMAT was called to the... more »
  • School bus driver, two students injured in accident with dump truck

    March 24, 2014 8:48 AM

    BATON ROUGE - Police are investigating an accident Monday morning involving a school bus and dump truck. The accident happened this morning at the intersection of Airway Dr. and Choctaw Dr. According to EMS, the bus was rear-ended by the dump truck. The bus driver and two students were... more »
  • Springfield man killed in Livingston Parish crash Play Video

    March 24, 2014 7:57 AM

    ALBANY - State police are investigating a fatal one-vehicle crash on La. Highway 42 in Livingston Parish. The accident happened Sunday night. Troopers say a pickup driven by 72-year-old Roy Davenport Sr., of Springfield, ran off the road and overturned. Trooper Jared Sandifer says Davenport was pronounced dead at the... more »
  • Motorcyclist killed in St. Helena crash Play Video

    March 24, 2014 7:06 AM

    MONTPELIER - State police say a 29-year-old Greensburg man was killed when a car across the center line on La. Highway 16 in St. Helena Parish, striking him and another motorcycle rider head-on. Trooper Greg Marchand said Jerry Worley III was pronounced dead at the scene. He says Worley was... more »
  • Plane that aborted takeoff removed from Pa. runway Play Video

    March 14, 2014 6:01 AM

    PHILADELPHIA, PA - A crippled plane that was evacuated after its nose gear collapsed during an attempted takeoff has been removed from the runway at Philadelphia International Airport. Investigators with the National Transportation Safety Board will examine the plane to try to determine the cause of the accident. Officials say... more »

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