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  • 200 accidents, 2 weather-related deaths in La.

    January 24, 2014 2:52 PM

    NEW ORLEANS - At least two people have been killed and one person critically injured in weather-related traffic accidents along icy Interstate 10 in southern Louisiana, where state police say they have worked more than 200 accidents in the frigid weather. State police Capt. Doug Cain urged people to stay... more »
  • Wrong-way driving crashes claim hundreds of lives

    December 11, 2012 10:29 AM

    WASHINGTON - A federal study says about 360 people a year are killed in wrong-way driving crashes on high-speed highways, a majority of which involve alcohol. The National Transportation Safety Board was meeting Tuesday to review the study and consider recommendations on countermeasures to prevent such collisions. One... more »
  • La. seat belt use at record high

    October 30, 2012 10:13 AM

    BATON ROUGE - The use of seat belts in Louisiana has reached a record high of 79.3 percent this year. It's a factor officials say is contributing to the state's declining highway death rate. The 79.3 percent rate is an increase from last year's 77.7 percent, which itself matched... more »
  • 2 accidents raise US storm, blackout toll to 26

    July 4, 2012 4:27 PM

    BLUEMONT, Va. - The death toll blamed on storms and the ensuing blackout across the eastern U.S. is now at 26 after two accidents in Virginia. The sheriff's office in Loudoun County, on the Maryland border, said Wednesday a utility worker from Florida crashed after her truck had brake problems.... more »
  • Interstate 's-curves' to be gone in weeks Play Video

    March 29, 2012 5:34 PM

    BATON ROUGE - The 's-curves' on I-12 near Denham Springs should be gone in the next few weeks, something traffic management officials hope will cut back on accidents. "The s-curves have obviously been something that's been an issue out there and we've been told by the contractors that the... more »
  • Fewer kids killed on highways in '09

    September 23, 2010 11:10 AM

    Fewer children were killed on the highway in 2009, but auto accidents remain the leading cause of death for kids, ages 3 to 4. The Transportation Department released numbers showing 1,314 children were killed in highway crashes last year. That's a 3 percent decline from 2008, when 1,350 kids... more »
  • Louisiana traffic deaths drop

    September 21, 2010 11:13 AM

    Louisiana Highway Safety Commission says traffic deaths last year dropped to the lowest levels since 1984. The commission said Tuesday that 824 people were killed and 73,856 were injured in crashes in 2009. Last year was the second consecutive year that deaths and injuries declined on Louisiana's roads.... more »
  • Delays on I-10 westbound

    September 20, 2010 6:22 AM

    Drivers headed westbound on Interstate 10 will have some serious delays this morning. There are at least two accidents on the Mississippi River Bridge. If you are headed towards Lafayette, you may want to take Highway 190 more »
  • Funeral processions bill on governor's desk

    June 9, 2010 5:12 AM

    A bill headed to Governor Bobby Jindal's desk would keep Louisiana's law enforcement agencies from being held liable for certain accidents in a funeral procession. The measure by Rep. Fred Mills would exempt police from immunity if a driver "fails to exercise due care" in the procession. That would extend... more »
  • Honeywell to settle claims

    October 1, 2009 7:40 AM

    Honeywell International Inc. will pay the federal government $550,000 to settle civil claims of Clean Air Act violations at its Baton Rouge plant in 2003. The agreement ended claims against the firm by the Environmental Protection Agency. Honeywell must pay the $550,000 by Oct. 29, according to the terms of... more »

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