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  • Alabama man dies on Mississippi highway

    November 29, 2015 6:46 PM

    BILOXI - The Mississippi Highway Patrol says an Alabama man died when his car flipped in George County, and a FedEx driver from Utah was seriously injured when his truck overturned on Interstate 10 in Hancock County. Mississippi Highway Patrol spokesman Cpl. Benjamin Seibert says 55-year-old Dwight Miska of West... more »
  • All lanes now open on I-12 W near Essen

    November 17, 2015 9:42 AM

    BATON ROUGE- All lanes are now open on I-12 West following an earlier accident. Congestion from this wreck has reached O'Neal Lane. Drivers can take US-190 as an alternate route. more »
  • November 17, 2015 Morning News Pop check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    November 17, 2015 8:14 AM

    Here are today's top stories: Jindal issues order to halt refugee resettlement in La. Police scratching their heads at car on guardrail Man swimming Mississippi River to raise money for famililies of fallen service members Heavy rain, severe storms possible in Louisiana, Mississippi Updates all... more »
  • Pedestrian struck, killed while crossing the street

    November 15, 2015 1:05 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Baton Rouge police are investigating another fatal accident after a pedestrian was struck when trying to cross the street Saturday morning. Police said Ivory Robinson ,25, died after being struck by a vehicle traveling eastbound on Florida Blvd. It happened in the 8200 block of Florida... more »
  • Pedestrian killed on Florida Blvd

    November 14, 2015 6:05 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Baton Rouge police are investigating a deadly accident after a woman was hit Saturday morning. Police said a pedestrian was stuck by a car along Florida Blvd and Lobdell Ave around 7:30 a.m. It's unclear if the vehicle fled the scene or not. Watch WBRZ... more »
  • All lanes open on I-110 South past N. 22nd

    November 9, 2015 9:08 AM

    BATON ROUGE- All lanes are now open on I-110 South past North 22nd Street following an earlier wreck. Traffic is still moving slowly through the area. Congestion from the wreck has reached Evangeline Street. more »
  • Apartment fire ruled an accident

    November 8, 2015 3:03 PM

    BATON ROUGE - The Baton Rouge fire department is investigating an apartment fire that caused about $75,000 worth of damages. The fire happened outside of the apartment and then started spreading upstairs on Sunday. It happened in the 1100 block of North Donmoor Avenue around 12:30 a.m. Fire... more »
  • Father-son Mississippi State players killed in car accident

    November 7, 2015 2:13 PM

    STARKVILLE, Miss. - Mississippi State defensive lineman Keith Joseph Jr. and his father, former Bulldogs linebacker Keith Joseph Sr., were killed in a car accident Friday night. The school said they died in a one-car accident Friday night en route to Pascagoula High School's home game. The 18-year-old Joseph... more »
  • Alabama man killed in crash near Louisiana-Mississippi line

    November 4, 2015 7:33 AM

    BAY ST. LOUIS - Authorities have identified the truck driver whose 18-wheeler plunged into the Pearl River near the Mississippi-Louisiana state line following an accident on Interstate 10. Louisiana State Police say the victim was 26-year-old Steven Shawn Clark, of Theodore, Alabama. Troopers say the accident late Tuesday involved Clark's... more »
  • Fire marshal investigating ride accident at fair

    October 30, 2015 12:25 AM

    BATON ROUGE - State Fire Marshal investigators spent Thursday night and early Friday morning investigating a reported accident at the Greater Baton Rouge State Fair. "All we know is that a female was transported to the hospital. That's all at this time," the fire marshal told WBRZ late Thursday... more »
  • All lanes now open on I-10 E before college

    October 29, 2015 7:23 AM

    BATON ROUGE- All lanes are now open on I-10 East following an earlier accident, but congestion is still lingering. Traffic remains backed up to LA-1 on I-10 East and Capitol Access on I-110 South. more »
  • Passenger hit, dies after getting out of car to check tow straps

    October 26, 2015 9:02 PM

    BATON ROUGE - A man from Port Allen died Monday morning when he got out of the car he was riding in to check on the straps used to tow a car behind him. State Police said Delvonte Wiley, 22, and Timothy Bird, 53, were towing an SUV with a... more »
  • Cyclist killed in hit-and-run crash

    October 24, 2015 4:41 PM

    PRAIRIEVILLE - Deputies in Ascension Parish are investigating a fatal crash that left a cyclist dead early Saturday morning. The Sheriff's Office says Daniel Lafleur, Sr., 67, was riding his bike on Parker Rd. in Prarieville when he was hit by a vehicle. The other driver took off, and Lafleur... more »
  • Child among three hurt in fair ride accident

    October 6, 2015 10:44 PM

    LIVINGSTON - Three people were injured in an accident involving a fair ride late Tuesday evening. At first, it was reported a child fell from a ride and was taken to the hospital. About 45 minutes after the initial report, officials updated the injured to include two adults. All... more »
  • Driver booked in four-car collision that left a 19-year-old dead

    October 2, 2015 10:09 PM

    WATSON - A 58-year-old man was booked into jail after a deadly wreck Friday afternoon. State Police said Michael Farris' pickup truck became a pinball, bouncing off vehicles as he lost control on Highway 16, south of Highway 63. A 19-year-old from Central Louisiana died in the wreck. ... more »
  • All lanes now open on I-10 W on the Mississippi River Bridge

    September 24, 2015 9:54 AM

    BATON ROUGE- All lanes are now open on I-10 West on the Mississippi River Bridge following an earlier accident. Congestion from this accident has backed up to the I-10/I-110 split. more »
  • All lanes open on I-10 W at Essen following earlier crash

    September 22, 2015 9:49 AM

    BATON ROUGE- All lanes are now open on I-10 West at Essen Lane following an earlier crash. Congestion from this accident is still backed up to Bluebonnet Boulevard. This story will be updated with changes. more »
  • Crash still blocking one lane on I-10 East on the Mississippi River Bridge

    September 9, 2015 9:45 AM

    BATON ROUGE- All lanes are now open on I-10 East at LA-1 on the Mississippi River Bridge following an earlier crash. There is no queue from this accident at this time. more »
  • All lanes now open after accident on I-12 West at Drusilla

    September 8, 2015 8:13 AM

    BATON ROUGE- All lanes are now open on I-12 West at Drusilla Lane following an earlier accident. Continue to check WBRZ.com for traffic updates throughout the day more »
  • All lanes now open on I-10 East following accident on the Mississippi River Bridge

    September 4, 2015 10:37 AM

    BATON ROUGE- All lanes are now open on I-10 East before the I-10/I-110 split on the Mississippi River Bridge after an earlier accident. Congestion from this accident is backed up to LA-1. more »
  • All lanes open on the Mississippi River Bridge following earlier incident

    September 1, 2015 7:39 AM

    BATON ROUGE- All lanes are now open on I-10 West on the Mississippi River Bridge following an incident that has cleared. Traffic is now moving smoothly across the bridge. The incident happened just after 6 a.m. this morning. more »
  • Fordoche man killed in Pointe Coupee Parish accident

    August 30, 2015 11:40 AM

    LIVONIA, La. - Louisiana State Police say impairment is suspected in a crash that took the life of a Pointe Coupee man. Just after midnight Saturday, State Police Troop A began investigations on a single vehicle fatality accident on LA 77, south of LA 81. State Police say... more »
  • Wreck blocks center lane of Essen at Dijon Drive

    August 19, 2015 8:43 AM

    UPDATE: All lanes are now open. (8:18 a.m.) ------------------------- UPDATE: The center lane has been cleared but now the right lane is blocked on Essen for vehicle recovery efforts. The traffic back up has reached the Unite Plaza Boulevard on Essen. -------------------------- BATON ROUGE- An accident... more »
  • Louisiana Tech student-athlete killed in accident

    August 16, 2015 11:29 AM

    MOUNT IDA, Ark. - Arkansas State Police have released details about a head-on collision that killed a track-and-field athlete and engineering major at Louisiana Tech University. Police say 22-year-old Noah James Riche of Madisonville, Louisiana, died in the Friday afternoon crash on Highway 270 east of Mount Ida, near the... more »
  • Two killed in crash in East Feliciana Parish

    August 8, 2015 2:28 PM

    SLAUGHTER - State Police say two people were killed in a crach Saturday morning when their car drove off the side of the road, hit a concrete support and erupted in flames. The crash happened around 4 a.m. on LA-19 in East Feliciana Parish, north of LA-956. The... more »
  • Marksville man dies in motorcycle accident

    August 8, 2015 11:14 AM

    MARKSVILLE, La. - A Marksville man died Friday when the motorcycle he was operating collided with a pickup truck. Louisiana State Police say in a news release that the motorcycle operated by 45-year-old Danny S. Clark of Marksville was riding of the left side of the centerline in the opposing... more »
  • Fish spill closes highway Friday night

    August 7, 2015 10:12 PM

    BATON ROUGE - A fish spill closed parts of Airline Highway Friday evening. The intersection of Airline and Beechwood Drive, east of Plank Road, was closed while police and the fire department worked the situation involving the fish truck. The fire department was called to clear the road of... more »
  • Cyclist hit by car heading home from memorial bike ride check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    August 5, 2015 10:28 PM

    BATON ROUGE - A bicyclist riding home from a memorial ride for a biker who died in a crash was hit himself. Gordon Mese said it was his quick thinking that prevented the situation from becoming worse Tuesday evening. "I leapt off of my bike and hit his... more »
  • 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 check to see if lock exists for regeneration 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 check to see if lock exists for regeneration 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 »

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