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  • Passenger injured in Airline Hwy 18-wheeler wreck

    November 18, 2015 9:03 AM

    BATON ROUGE - Police say an 18-wheeler headed north on Airline Hwy near Goodwood ran off the road into a traffic signal pole early Wednesday morning. The crash happened at around 7 a.m., causing the pole to fall onto a nearby vehicle. Police said the only injury reported in... 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 »
  • Public meeting set for toll road

    September 22, 2015 7:55 PM

    BATON ROUGE - A public meeting will be held next month on a proposed toll-bypass around Baton Rouge. The proposal comes on the heels of studies showing Baton Rouge has some of the worst traffic in the country for medium-sized cities. The Louisiana Transportation Authority set the public hearing for... more »
  • New Orleans airport gets new non-stop to Las Vegas

    August 13, 2015 12:37 PM

    KENNER - Spirit Airlines will soon launch a daily non-stop service between New Orleans and Las Vegas. The company announced Thursday that the light will start Nov. 13. Flights from New Orleans to Las Vegas will leave daily at 7 a.m. Daily returning flights will depart from Las... 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 »
  • Third man charged in fairgrounds shooting

    June 24, 2015 10:40 PM

    BATON ROUGE- A man suspected of shooting another man during a planned drug deal is behind bars. Detetives caught Ronald T. Lockett, 19, Jr in Ascension Parish and booked him as a fugitive from East Baton Rouge Sheriff's Office. He will return to EBR and booked for second-degree murder... more »
  • TSA Precheck on display at BTR Metro check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    June 8, 2015 7:28 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Frequent flyers through Baton Rouge can qualify to have shorter time getting through security. Officials at Baton Rouge Metropolitan Airport will join TSA leaders to kick off the Precheck program on Monday. The program will allow low-risk flyers to move quickly through security screenings at the... more »
  • The safety risk of shrinking airline seats questioned by DOT

    April 14, 2015 10:28 AM

    WASHINGTON - The shrinking space on airplanes is surely uncomfortable but a government advisory committee is starting to look into whether the lack of legroom also might be dangerous for passengers' health and safety. Airlines are adding more rows on planes, taking away legroom at the same time that they... more »
  • Australia sending police to Ukraine plane crash

    July 25, 2014 2:28 AM

    SYDNEY, Australia - Australia's prime minister says his country is close to finalizing a deal with Ukraine to send police and a small number of troops to secure the Malaysian plane crash site as part of a multinational team. Prime Minister Tony Abbott said Friday that Australia has 90 federal... more »
  • Jets carrying Malaysia victims' bodies arrives in Netherlands

    July 23, 2014 9:24 AM

    KHARKIV, Ukraine - Two military transport planes carrying 40 coffins bearing victims of the downing of Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 have landed in the southern city of Eindhoven. Six days after the Boeing 777 was shot down over the battlefields of eastern Ukraine, the first bodies finally arrived Wednesday in... more »
  • Victim recovering after being shot several times check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    July 22, 2014 6:22 AM

    BATON ROUGE - An investigation is now underway into the latest shooting in Baton Rouge. Police say a 23-year-old man is recovering the hospital after he was shot several times around 11:00 p.m. last night in the 5500 block of St. Gerard St. The victim then traveled to a... more »
  • Armed robbery at Subway restaurant

    July 18, 2014 8:59 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Police are looking for a man who pulled out a gun and robbed a Subway restaurant off of Airline Highway Friday afternoon. Police said the suspect held employees at gunpoint and demanded money a few hours after the lunch rush. Investigators said after taking money,... more »
  • Malaysia releases satellite data on missing jet

    May 27, 2014 2:07 AM

    KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia - The Malaysian government has released 47 pages of raw satellite data used to conclude that the missing Malaysia Airlines jet crashed into the southern Indian Ocean. Some family members of the 239 people on board have been demanding Malaysia release the data so that independent experts... more »
  • Malaysia to release satellite data on missing jet

    May 20, 2014 2:12 AM

    KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia - Malaysia says it will publicly release satellite data used to narrow down the search for the missing jetliner to the southern Indian Ocean. The Civil Aviation Department and British company Inmarsat said in a joint statement Tuesday said they would do this "in line with our... more »
  • Council paves way for new interstate ramps check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    April 23, 2014 10:15 PM

    BATON ROUGE - The Metro Council has approved hiring a group to survey land for a future Greenlight project involving an interchange at Pecue Lane and I-10. The proposed project would include multiple through and turn leans on Pecue Lane, an entrance ramp and exit ramp on both sides... more »
  • Malaysia official hopeful about lost jet search

    April 7, 2014 6:55 AM

    KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia - Malaysia's defense minister says he is "cautiously hopeful" that there will be positive developments in the next few days, "if not hours," in the search for the missing airliner. Hishamuddin Hussein made the comments Monday during a press conference in light of news about underwater sounds... more »
  • Australia to deploy flying air traffic controller check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    April 1, 2014 6:49 AM

    PERTH, Australia - Australia is deploying a modified Boeing 737 to act as a flying air traffic controller over the Indian Ocean to prevent a mid-air collision among the large number of aircraft searching for the Malaysia Airlines jetliner that went missing over three weeks ago. According to an Australian... more »
  • Off-duty pilot convicted of groping girl on flight

    March 29, 2014 4:50 PM

    SALT LAKE CITY - An airline pilot has been convicted of two counts of abusive sexual contact for groping a 14-year-old girl while he was a passenger on a flight from Detroit to Salt Lake City. Michael Pascal was found guilty Thursday by a jury after a three-day trial in... more »
  • Russia: Ukraine bars pilots from leaving aircraft

    March 26, 2014 5:59 AM

    MOSCOW, Russia - Russia is accusing Ukrainian officials of barring crews of Russian commercial airlines from going outside of their aircraft in Ukrainian airports. Tensions between Moscow and Kiev have been rising ever since Russian forces occupied the Crimean peninsula and stayed there throughout the referendum last week where votes... more »
  • Airline Highway closed after chemical spill

    June 20, 2013 2:31 PM

    NORCO - A chemical truck wrecked and spilled its load, closing Airline Highway near the Bonnet Carre spillway according to State Police. Troopers said there were no injuries, but the wreck and spill closed a portion of Airline Highway from LA 3217 and LA 628 in both directions. ... more »
  • Suspect arrested in 2004 murder case

    April 10, 2013 9:40 AM

    BATON ROUGE - Detectives say a 34-year-old man is in custody and faces murder charges in the death of Louis Davis nearly seven years ago. Davis was killed in a drive-by shooting in August 2004 along Airline Hwy. Police say he was the passenger in a car that... more »
  • Virgin America best US airline performer in 2012

    April 8, 2013 9:04 AM

    WASHINGTON - A report on airline quality says U.S. airlines scored their second best performance last year, with Virgin America the leader. The annual report released Monday ranked the 14 largest U.S. airlines based on on-time arrivals, mishandled bags, consumer complaints and passengers who were bought tickets, but were turned... more »
  • Roadway changes proposed for Airline Hwy check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    April 5, 2013 5:52 PM

    BATON ROUGE - At the top of the The Capital Region Legislative Delegation's agenda is a study to improve Airline Highway. On their Facebook page , legislators outlined plans to study turning Airline into a corridor of a regional freeway system. "The new interstate-style roadway would link I-10... more »
  • UPDATE: Troopers investigate overnight head-on collision

    March 22, 2013 1:40 PM

    BATON ROUGE - An overnight crash on Airline Hwy near the East Baton Rouge and Ascension Parish line left two injured. Troopers say a driver was traveling southbound in the northbound lane. Robert Teasley has been charged with vehicular negligent injuring, wreckless operation and 2nd offense DWI. Troopers... more »
  • Ascension tornado leaves trail of destruction check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    December 10, 2012 5:33 PM

    GONZALES- A tornado touched down early this morning near the corner of Airline Highway and Black Bayou Extension. According to eye witness reports the tornado lifted a small Ford Ranger truck at least 20 feet in the air before it fell on top of a Ford F-150 Raptor, crushing... more »
  • Pilots approve new contract with American Airlines

    December 7, 2012 1:34 PM

    DALLAS - Pilots at American Airlines are approving a new labor contract, which could clear the way for consideration of a merger with US Airways. The pilots' union announced the results Friday. Pilots rejected a similar offer in August, but union leaders lobbied hard for passage the second time around.... more »
  • Prairieville family grieves after Marine killed in motorcycle crash

    November 11, 2012 7:16 PM

    As we thank our veterans one family in Prairieville grieves for their loved one. Marine Kyle Myers' loved ones know his void will never be filled. The 25-year-old was killed Friday after he was struck on Airline Highway near Pecue Lane while riding his motorcycle. His family... more »
  • Motorcyclist killed in crash on Airline Hwy.

    November 9, 2012 10:27 PM

    BATON ROUGE- A 25-year-old motorcyclist was killed Friday on Airline Highway. State Police said Kyle J. Meyers was killed when a driver pulled out in front of him. According to Troopers, Meyers was headed south on Airline Highway when the other driver turned out of a parking lot,... more »
  • LSP: One dead in motorcycle wreck

    November 9, 2012 4:59 PM

    BATON ROUGE - State Police said one person died in an East Baton Rouge Parish wreck involving a motorcycle and another vehicle. Troopers said the wreck happened at the intersection of Airline Highway and Pecue Lane in the eastern portion of the parish around 4 p.m. According to... more »
  • Travel slowly creeps back to life in Northeast

    November 1, 2012 1:18 PM

    NEW YORK - Superstorm Sandy is gone, the sun is shining, but many folks in the Northeast are still stuck in a transit nightmare. Even though airports, rail lines, buses and even the New York City subway have reopened, most aren't at normal capacity, leaving gigantic lines and gridlocked traffic.... more »
  • Police searching for armed robber

    October 29, 2012 3:07 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Police in Baton Rouge said they're still searching for a masked gunman who held up a payday loan business today. Cpl. Thomas Stubbs with BRPD said they were called to American Cash Advance Payday Loans at 7171 Airline Highway around 12:30 p.m. He said they were... more »
  • Florida Blvd. construction begins check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    October 15, 2012 5:20 PM

    BATON ROUGE - The Department of Transportation and Development is working to repave a bumpy patch of Florida Blvd. The 2.6 mile stretch is from N. Foster Dr. to Airline Highway. Prep work has begun in the intersection of N. Foster Dr. and by the Airline Highway ramps. ... more »
  • Road construction continues in Ascension Parish check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    September 13, 2012 3:45 PM

    ASCENSION PARISH - Department of Transportation and Development continued working to improve a seven-mile stretch of Airline Hwy today from LA-22 to LA-74. Lane closures will continue to occur on the northbound and southbound directions while crews make way for turn lanes and pave the roadway. The main... more »
  • BTR: Flights expected to be delayed, canceled

    August 27, 2012 4:31 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Airport officials in Baton Rouge said travelers should expect several delays and cancellations over the next couple of days due to tropical storm Isaac. Jim Caldwell with Baton Rouge Metro Airport said all flights leaving the city-parish Tuesday would likely procede normally. However, he said flights... more »
  • Traffic signals slowly returning to normal

    August 23, 2012 10:12 AM

    BATON ROUGE - State traffic engineers said they are working to return traffic signals in Baton Rouge back to their normal settings after a chemical spill on the interstate caused traffic jams yesterday. The lights along major arteries such as Airline Highway were switched to allow traffic going certain... more »
  • Moms and newborns move into new Woman's Hospital

    August 5, 2012 4:53 PM

    BATON ROUGE- The old Woman's Hospital on Airline Highway and Goodwood Boulevard closed its doors for good today. Now nearly 150 mothers and their newborns are now settled into their rooms at the new hospital six miles south on Airline Highway and Stumberg Lane. The "special deliveries" started... more »
  • Precious cargo ready for new Woman's Hospital

    August 3, 2012 4:58 PM

    BATON ROUGE- Workers at Women's Hospital are preparing to transfer some precious cargo this weekend. Starting at 6 a.m. this Sunday, nearly 100 patients will be transferred from the old location on Airline Highway and Goodwood Boulevard to the new facility on Airline and Stumberg. The hospital stopped... more »
  • Power out to thousands in Baton Rouge

    June 27, 2012 3:00 PM

    UPDATE 4:00 p.m. - Entergy says power is back for people living in this area. Anyone that still doesn't have electricity should report their outage by calling 1-800-968-8243 (1-800-9OUTAGE). BATON ROUGE - The power is out to thousands in Baton Rouge during the hottest time of the day today.... more »
  • APSO: Tornado destroys home near Prairieville

    March 21, 2012 10:27 AM

    BATON ROUGE - Today's storm destroyed one home and damaged another when a tornado touched down in Ascension Parish. Capt. Lee Anderson with the Ascension Parish Sheriff's Office said the damage was along Oakleigh Road near Tiggy Duplessis Road. He said people in the area reported a tornado touched... more »
  • Fastest Routes airs tonight at 10 check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    February 8, 2012 12:34 PM

    BATON ROUGE - WBRZ's Ashley Rodrigue and Michael Shingleton take rides down Airline and I-10 respectively to find out what's the quickest commute between downtown Baton Rouge and Gonzales. Watch WBRZ at 10 tonight as we determine which is the Fastest Route. more »
  • EBRSO Deputies searching for escapee

    August 15, 2011 12:11 PM

    BATON ROUGE - East Baton Rouge Sheriff's Deputies are searching for an inmate who walked away from his work release job today. According to the East Baton Rouge Parish Sheriff's Department Thomas L. Bailey walked away from his job at an industrial fabrications shop in the 2000 block of Airline... more »
  • Four officers on administrative leave after shooting Friday night

    August 6, 2011 9:43 AM

    BATON ROUGE- Four Baton Rouge police officers have been placed on paid administrative leave for their involvement in a shooting in West Baton Rouge Friday night. Around 11 p.m. Friday, an officer attempted to pull over a violator on Airline Highway near Florida Blvd. The driver would not pull over,... more »
  • Vision Airlines ending service out of Baton Rouge

    June 24, 2011 4:41 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Vision Airlines is ending their flights out of Baton Rouge Metropolitan Airport next month. A customer service representative confirmed that they will no longer have flights out of Baton Rouge after July 18. He said they were notified about the change yesterday, and that all flights... more »
  • Two found dead at auto parts store

    March 27, 2011 10:18 PM

    BATON ROUGE- Two men are dead after an apparent robbery at Car Quest Auto Parts on Airline Highway near Siegen Lane. Sheriff's deputies haven't released the identity of the two men, but say at least one worked at the store. The bodies were found in the back of the... more »
  • U.S. Marshals get their man

    March 25, 2011 12:33 PM

    BATON ROUGE - U.S. Marshals arrested a man on Highland road between Airline and Jefferson Hwy. today after a foot chase and scuffle. A News2 crew camera was rolling was rolling when they happened to see the whole chase ensue. We'll have that video for you tonight. ... more »
  • Vision Airline to offer non-stop service to Destin

    January 17, 2011 5:56 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Starting in April, Vision Airline will offer non-stop service from Baton Rouge to Destin, Fla. The airline will fly on Monday, Friday and Saturday at set times. They hope to expand non-stop service from Baton Rouge to Orlando if the Destin-Baton Rouge route does well enough.... more »
  • Airline, Plank closed after 18-wheeler turns over

    January 11, 2011 3:25 PM

    BATON ROUGE – An overturned 18-wheeler has closed the off ramp from Plank Road onto Airline Highway in north Baton Rouge. Curt Monte with the Baton Rouge Fire Department said the truck was carrying cardboard and other recycling material, and that a small fuel leak from the truck had been... more »

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