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  • 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... 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 »
  • Police: Cabela's employee accidentally shoots himself with gun

    April 28, 2016 8:37 PM

    GONZALES - Gonzales Police say they were dispatched to Cabela's Thursday afternoon after an employee shot himself in the hand while showing a handgun to a customer. Investigators say the .22 caliber fired, sending a bullet through his palm and into the floor. He was treated at the hospital... more »
  • State Police looking for driver who hit cyclist

    April 28, 2016 2:03 PM

    PAINCOURTVILLE - State Police are asking for help to locate the driver involved in a hit-and-run with a cyclist in Assumption Parish. The accident happened Wednesday night between 9 and 10 p.m. on LA-1 in Paincourtville. State Police say the bicycle was traveling south on LA-1 near LA-70 when... more »
  • CATS to hold public meeting on bus crash

    April 15, 2016 7:47 PM

    BATON ROUGE- Capital Area Transit System will hold a public meeting Monday to discuss safety issues in the wake of Thursday's bus crash. That crash sent three people to the hospital after a city bus hit a SUV and then crashed into a house near the intersection of Acadian Thruway... more »
  • Zachary man dies after crashing into tree

    April 12, 2016 11:17 PM

    PRIDE - State Police say a Zachary man died Wednesday afternoon after crashing his vehicle into a tree. The accident happened just after 4 p.m. on Highway 37, south of Highway 63 in Pride. Crash investigators say 33-year-old Aramis Pepper wasn't wearing his seatbelt when he crossed the center... more »
  • Man who dialed police recalls scene of accident where 2 kids died Play Video

    April 11, 2016 10:32 PM

    WALKER - The man who called police to a deadly car accident Sunday night says he was inside watching television when he heard a loud boom. "It was horrible," said Reagan Snead. "There was a lot of screaming out here." Snead says he ran outside and called 911.... more »
  • Gunshot victim, pedestrian hurt in bizarre chain of events Monday night

    April 4, 2016 10:24 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Two people were transported to the hospital Monday night in Baton Rouge following an unusual series of events. According to BRPD, a man stopped to let a passenger out of his car when the passenger shot him in the shoulder blade-area of his back. The driver... more »
  • Driver in crash that killed 2 pleads guilty, pays $800 fine

    April 2, 2016 8:52 PM

    In a story April 2 about a guilty plea from a delivery truck driver who crashed into a horse and buggy, The Associated Press reported erroneously the age of the boy who died. David Beiler was 8, not 9. A corrected version of the story is below: MILL HALL,... more »
  • Car crash on Groom Road injures three people

    April 1, 2016 10:25 PM

    BAKER – An accident on Groom Road in Baker injured three people. EMS says they are transporting three people to the hospital, and at least one of them had serious injuries. According to EMS, two people needed to be cut out of their car. This is a developing story. Stay... more »
  • Cyclist hit by car near LSU campus

    March 29, 2016 3:22 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Emergency crews responded to a pedestrian hit by a vehicle on Perkins Road near LSU’s campus while on her bicycle Tuesday afternoon. According to BRPD Sgt. Don Coppola, the bicyclist was on Perkins Road and wanted to avoid stopping for a traffic light at Stanford Avenue. The... more »
  • Witness says car was driving erratically before crashing into pole; 1 injured

    March 29, 2016 12:25 AM

    BATON ROUGE - One person was transported to the hospital Monday night after a car crashed into an electric pole. The accident happened on Geronimo St. in Baton Rouge. Few details are known at the time of this post, but a News 2 Crew was on scene when one person... more »
  • No timetable to replace giraffes at Baton Rouge Zoo

    March 22, 2016 12:16 AM

    BATON ROUGE - The Baton Rouge Zoo hopes to replace two giraffes that died over the weekend eventually but says there's not currently a timetable to make that happen. "I miss the one with the light beige tan," Margaret Selver says. Zookeepers had to put two female giraffes down this... more »
  • Accident, stalled semi-truck causes massive congestion on I-10 West

    March 20, 2016 2:47 PM

    BATON ROUGE – Traffic officials say an accident and stalled semi-truck caused serious congestion on I-10 West in Baton Rouge Sunday. As of 6:17 p.m., the right lane was blocked on I-10 East on the Mississippi River Bridge due to a stalled vehicle. Traffic was passing through the left... more »
  • Wet weather brings more traffic delays in Baton Rouge

    March 18, 2016 3:54 PM

    BATON ROUGE – Traffic officials say drivers should expect heavier than normal delays Friday as wet weather passes through the Capital City area. DOTD officials expect heavier than normal delays on I-10, I-110, and I-12. Scattered thunderstorms are widespread and are expected to linger through the weekend. Officials later... more »
  • Accident near I-10/12 split snarls Thursday traffic

    March 17, 2016 5:58 PM

    BATON ROUGE – An accident on I-10 East near the I-10/12 split has caused traffic to snarl across Baton Rouge Thursday afternoon. Around 4:40 p.m., traffic officials reported that the right lane of I-10 East was blocked due to an accident. Traffic was passing through the four left lanes,... more »
  • 1 killed, multiple hurt in North Baton Rouge crash Friday

    March 4, 2016 6:50 PM

    BATON ROUGE - At least one person has been confirmed dead after a wreck near the zoo Friday afternoon. Four people were rushed to area hospitals. Their conditions were not released. Specifics about the crash have also not been released. The wreck is near the intersection of... more »
  • Train, truck towing car collide in Port Allen, 1 injured

    March 3, 2016 8:51 PM

    PORT ALLEN - First responders are on the scene of a crash involving a train and a truck towing a car in Port Allen. The accident happened Thursday afternoon on Hwy. 190 near the Cajun Circus Casino. Sources confirm a patient was transported to the hospital with non-life threatening... more »
  • Wednesday afternoon snarl starts with overturned car on I-10

    March 2, 2016 3:21 PM

    BATON ROUGE - I-10 toward downtown was at a standstill for a part of Wednesday afternoon after a car overturned above Washington Street. The vehicle could be seen upside down from state traffic cameras. Numerous emergency crews were gathered around the vehicle and, at times, traffic was moving around... more »
  • Two motorcyclists dead after separate crashes this weekend

    February 28, 2016 3:43 PM

    BATON ROUGE – State Police say two people are dead after two separate motorcycle crashes that happened just three hours apart Saturday afternoon. According to Louisiana State Police, the first crash happened in West Baton Rouge Parish around 2:30 p.m. and the second crash happened in St. Martin Parish... more »
  • State Police suspect a driver left the scene of a multi-car crash where man died

    February 22, 2016 12:01 PM

    BATON ROUGE - State Police are looking for one of three vehicles involved in a crash where a pedestrian was killed on Airline Highway south of Jefferson Highway Sunday night. Jerome Foreman, 88, of Kenner was hit as he walked into traffic. In a press release from authorities, it... more »
  • Police identify pedestrian killed trying to cross Airline Hwy Tuesday night

    February 16, 2016 8:47 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Baton Rouge Police have identified a pedestrian who was killed Tuesday night as she attempted to cross Airline Highway north of Florida Boulevard. 43-year-old Melissa Arlt, of Angie, Louisiana, was pronounced dead at the scene by the EBR coroner at around 7 p.m. in the 8300... more »
  • Driver won't be cited after hitting child early Tuesday morning

    February 16, 2016 8:32 AM

    BATON ROUGE - Emergency crews responded to the scene of an incident where a 4-year-old child was struck by a vehicle Tuesday morning. The East Baton Rouge Sheriff’s Office provided further updates in the afternoon following the incident, reporting that the driver was not at fault in this instance.... more »
  • Pedestrian hit by car, killed in Ascension parish

    February 15, 2016 8:37 PM

    GONZALES - State Police say a pedestrian was killed in Ascension Parish Monday when he walked into the path of a moving car Monday afternoon. According to troopers, Brad Nickens, 34, was walking across LA-934 near LA-44 when he was hit by a vehicle driven by a 20-year-old driver.... more »
  • 1 injured in motorcycle crash on Highland Rd.

    February 10, 2016 12:57 AM

    BATON ROUGE - 1 person was injured in a motorcycle accident Tuesday night in Baton Rouge. The accident happened around 11 p.m. near the intersection of Highland Rd. and Jean Lafitte Ave. According to State Police, the rider was transported with non-life threatening injuries and cited in the... more »
  • Woman facing charges after overnight crash into building

    February 9, 2016 12:36 AM

    BATON ROUGE - The driver of a car that crashed into a pawn shop overnight was booked into jail on DWI charges, authorities released Tuesday. WBRZ was first to break the story on WBRZ.com after the crash late Monday. Then, it appeared at least one person was injured and... more »
  • Driver charged with negligent homicide in cycling teen's death

    December 9, 2015 8:29 PM

    PRAIRIEVILLE - Louisiana State Police charged a Gonzales man with negligent homicide in the death of a Prairieville teen while the boy was riding his bike in Ascension Parish overnight. Troopers said 26-year-old Joshua Ashford faces both negligent homicide and speeding charges after the wreck which killed 14-year-old Brennan... more »
  • 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 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 »

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