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  • BRPD: Hit and run caused deadly 18-wheeler wreck

    May 26, 2014 3:17 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Police said an anonymous tip led them to accuse Thomas Moore III Monday of causing a deadly wreck last week in which a woman was hit by an 18-wheeler. Police said Moore caused the crash which killed Lahisha Walls, 37, Friday morning on Airline Highway. ... more »
  • Airline Highway back open after wreck

    January 31, 2014 3:43 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Authorities reopened Airline Highway South near I-12 in Baton Rouge after an 18-wheeler wreck Friday afternoon. The Department of Transportation and Development said southbound lanes on Airline Highway between Old Hammond and I-12 were blocked by the wreck, which happend around 2:45 p.m. Baton Rouge... more »
  • Police ID person hit, killed crossing highway

    October 28, 2013 11:18 AM

    BATON ROUGE - Police released the name of a person killed early this morning while walking across Airline Highway. Police said 46-year-old Janelle Jones was trying to cross near the 6200 block of Airline Highway around 2:59 a.m. Investigators said she stepped into the path of a car... more »
  • Gas leak now under control

    October 10, 2013 9:21 PM

    BATON ROUGE - A gas leak on the 9500 block of Barringer Foreman Road is now under control according responders at Entergy. The area between Airline and Jefferson Highways has reopened. St. George Fire Department did not detect any dangerous levels of natural gas in the area. more »
  • Oak trees, other issues blamed for Hwy 73 widening delay Play Video

    August 7, 2013 9:01 PM

    PRAIRIEVILLE - A $15.5 million project first slated to finish at the beginning of 2014 has an new estimated completion date because of a host of setbacks. Highway 73 between I-10 and Airline Highway in Ascension Parish has been under construction since January 2012. "There have been delays... more »
  • BRPD cruiser crashes, closes Airline Hwy.

    April 10, 2013 10:30 PM

    BATON ROUGE- Parts of Airline Highway were closed Wednesday night after a Baton Rouge Police officer crashed. Airline at Florida Blvd. was closed after the wreck. Police said there were no serious injuries. A WBRZ News 2 crew on the scene said it appears the police cruiser... more »
  • Urgent care to fill void left by EKL closure Play Video

    April 4, 2013 6:07 PM

    BATON ROUGE - It won't be long until Earl K. Long Memorial is just a memory. Due to changes in the LSU Health System and budget cuts, the hospital is closing on April 15th. To fill that void, Our Lady of the Lake will run an urgent care center... 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 »
  • Driver killed in semi, SUV crash on Airline

    January 31, 2013 1:19 AM

    BATON ROUGE- One person is dead after a crash on Airline Highway Wednesday night. The roadway was closed for hours as investigators worked the scene. The wreck involved an SUV and a tanker truck. According to State Police, the tanker pulled into westbound lanes of Airline just east... more »
  • Airline closed, one killed in crash

    January 30, 2013 9:05 PM

    BATON ROUGE- Airline Highway was closed Wednesday evening after a crash involving a tanker truck and an SUV. State Police said someone died. Responders told news 2 crews on the scene that the person driving the SUV had to be cut from underneath the tanker truck. There has... 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 »
  • Road construction continues in Ascension Parish 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 »
  • Back to business for many after gridlock Play Video

    August 23, 2012 6:18 PM

    BATON ROUGE- Traffic signals are back to normal on major routes after they were adjusted yesterday to help ease traffic jams caused by a chemical spill on I-10. Drivers trying to escape the chaos filled streets like Airline Highway and Perkins Road Wednesday. Some businesses benefited from that chaos,... more »
  • Highland Rd. construction nearly complete

    June 17, 2011 6:55 PM

    BATON ROUGE - A major widening project on Highland Road in south Baton Rouge is almost complete. Crews are putting the finishing touches on the stretch between Airline Highway and I-10. It'll open in less than a month, cost nearly $15 million and took two-and-a-half years to complete. ... 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 »
  • Police: Camouflaged pedestrian hit by pickup

    November 24, 2010 11:03 AM

    GONZALES – A Prairieville man is in critical condition after being hit by a vehicle in Gonzales last night, according to city police. 44-year-old Demaric Carter was hit by a pickup while crossing Airline Highway just after 7 p.m. last night, and flown to a Baton Rouge hospital. Investigators say... more »
  • NOPD investigates fatal motorcycle crash

    November 24, 2010 8:44 AM

    NEW ORLEANS - New Orleans police are investigating a fatal motorcycle accident. Police say the accident occurred at 2:30 a.m Wednesday on the Interstate 10-Airline Highway westbound exit ramp. Investigators say the 33-year-old driver of a motorcycle was traveling on the elevated portion of the exit ramp when... more »
  • BRPD: Victim in crash misidentified

    November 8, 2010 5:04 PM

    BATON ROUGE – The pedestrian believed to have been hit and killed by a suspected drunk driver last week is actually alive and well, according to police. Sgt. Don Kelly with the Baton Rouge Police Department said that EMS workers originally identified the victim in the Nov. 2 crash as... more »
  • Pedestrian killed on Airline Highway identified

    November 5, 2010 10:00 AM

    BATON ROUGE - Police say Terry Royce was killed as he was trying to cross Airline Highway in Baton Rouge. Police say Shawn Sterling hit and killed Royce just south of Prescott Road Tuesday night. Sterling was arrested on suspicion of DWI. more »
  • Man shot in home near Airline Hwy

    November 4, 2010 10:15 AM

    BATON ROUGE- A News-2 crew is on the scene of a shooting on the 4700 block of Oaklan Drive, near Airline Hwy. Witnesses say it happened just before 8 A.M. One person was taken to the hospital, in serious condition. He is expected to survive. Stay tuned... more »
  • Pedestrian killed on Airline Highway

    November 3, 2010 9:54 AM

    BATON ROUGE - Baton Rouge police are investigating a crash that killed a pedestrian on Airline Highway. Police say Shawn Sterling hit and killed a 54-year-old man as he was trying to cross Airline Highway just south of Prescott Road. Sterling was arrested in suspicion of DWI and booked into... more »
  • Fire damages Baton Rouge strip club

    October 25, 2010 8:02 AM

    Firefighters responded to an electrical fire that damaged a Baton Rogue strip club early Monday morning. Investigators said the fire started from an electrical malfunction around 7 a.m. Monday at the Dancers Men's Club and Sports Bar on 5055 Airline Highway. When fire crews arrived the flames had already pushed... more »
  • Malfunctioning A/C motor cause of smoke in hospital

    September 27, 2010 9:26 AM

    Firefighters say a malfunctioning A/C motor created a lot of smoke in the mechanical room of Earl K. Long Hospital. The smoke was then blown through the areas serviced by that room including the Emergency Room. Firefighters arrived to find smoke throughout the area and began to evacuate those areas... more »
  • Firefighters respond to Earl K. Long Hospital

    September 27, 2010 8:38 AM

    Firefighters are investigating a reported fire at Earl K. Long Hospital off Airline Highway. Officials got the call just before 3 a.m. Monday. There's no word at this time if there was any damage or what actually caused the blaze. more »
  • Deadly hit and run crash in Baton Rouge

    September 24, 2010 5:41 AM

    Baton Rouge police are investigating a deadly hit and run crash. It happened at 11 p.m. Thursday at 7900 Airline Highway near Tom Drive. Police say an unknown male wearing all dark clothing was struck in the roadway by an SUV headed northbound on Airline Highway. The name of the... more »
  • Exxon robber on the run

    August 10, 2010 11:22 AM

    Baton Rouge Police say, a man who robbed an Exxon gas station, early last month is still on the run. It happened at the Exxon on the ten-thousand block of Airline Highway. The man in these pictures jumped the counter, threatened the clerk with a kitchen knife and... more »
  • BR powerball winner still a no-show

    August 2, 2010 10:24 PM

    Somebody in Baton Rouge is a multi-millionaire, thanks to a winning powerball ticket. The winner has not come forward yet, but there are plenty of people willing to claim the winnings if the ticket holder doesn't want them. Whoever has the lucky ticket this time around could opt to... more »
  • People have mixed feelings about new ramp meters

    July 29, 2010 6:46 PM

    A second ramp meter to Interstate 12 is operational at Airline Highway in Baton Rouge. That makes three of the 16. Eventually the meters will start at Walker in the morning and end at Essen Lane in Baton Rouge in the afternoon. They’ll run from the Jefferson on-ramp to Range... more »
  • Road work in Ascension Parish

    July 13, 2010 10:30 AM

    A lane closure will affect some drivers in Ascension Parish. One lane of La. Highway 73 from Airline Highway to the East Baton Rouge Parish line will close starting Wednesday, July 14 at eight a.m. while crews work on laying asphalt along the stretch. The construction will continue until... more »
  • Roads closed for railroad repairs

    June 7, 2010 8:36 AM

    The right lane on I-12 westbound is closed between Amite River Bridge and 4-H Club Road overpass for urgent repairs to a section of the old roadway that separated from its joints and caused a 6-inch lip in the pavement. It is not clear how long the repair will take.... more »
  • Overnight crash in Baton Rouge

    June 4, 2010 4:37 AM

    State police are investigating a crash involving an 18-wheeler and a car on Airline Highway near Highland Road in Baton Rouge. It happened just before 2 a.m. Friday. The driver of the car was taken to a local hospital for injuries after being trapped. The cause of the crash is... more »
  • Six people shot in seven hours

    June 1, 2010 5:48 PM

    Baton Rouge Police are investigating two shootings that happened within just seven hours and left six people wounded, just as the Memorial Day weekend wrapped up. Two teenagers were shot in their legs on La Margie Avenue just before 9:30 Monday night, according to Baton Rouge Police PIO Don... more »
  • Three shootings overnight in Baton Rouge

    June 1, 2010 6:13 AM

    Detectives are looking for gunmen in at least three shootings overnight. The most recent shooting happened around 3 a.m. on Renoir Avenue. At least four people were injured. Then, around 1:45 a.m. police were called to a shooting on Airline Highway. At least one person was shot. Just before 10... more »
  • Power pole laying across Airline, near Scenic

    May 31, 2010 3:48 PM

    A power pole is down in the 1700 block of Airline Highway. Baton Rouge Police say that the northbound lanes of Scenic Highway and the westbound lanes of Airline Highway are blocked. Entergy says they have crews en route to pick up the pole. No customers are affected... more »
  • Trailer complex without water and electricity for past 2 weeks

    May 24, 2010 12:22 PM

    Several residents at a trailer park off of Airline Hwy. in Baton Rouge have been without water and electricity since a tree crushed two trailers last week. The landlord of the property is meeting with someone from Entergy today to try and get everything fixed. Neigbors are running... more »
  • Railroad crossing to close for repairs in Gonzales

    April 26, 2010 10:12 AM

    The railroad crossing on La. 429 near Airline Highway in Gonzales will close Wednesday from 1:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. while crews perform track repair. Detour routes will include La. 44 and Airline Highway. more »
  • Traffic Tick-Off: Coursey at Cedarcrest

    February 24, 2010 5:03 PM

    News 2 viewers are telling us about another traffic tick-off problem. They say the signal lights need to be changed at Coursey and Cedarcrest. The complaint deals with the turn lanes. When they back up, traffic can be blocked all the way to Airline Highway. DPW officials say... more »
  • Section of Highland Road to close for weekend

    February 22, 2010 11:32 AM

    City Parish officials said Monday a section of Highland Road in Baton Rouge will be temporarily closed beginning Saturday, Feb. 27 as part of a Green Light Plan to widen the roadway. In a press release, spokesman Scott Dyer said, "The roadway at the railroad crossing east of Interstate... more »
  • Help needed to find Dollar General store robbers

    November 24, 2009 9:42 PM

    Ascension Parish Sheriff's Office is asking the public for help in solving a robbery at a Dollar General Store. Two masked men entered the store located on north Airline Highway in Prairieville just before closing time on Monday, November 23, 2009. The bandits demanded money and at least one... more »
  • One dead after car crash on Airline Highway

    November 2, 2009 9:23 PM

    A man was killed yesterday in deadly car crash in the 7700 block of Airline Highway. Kevin Carr, 28, was driving north on Airline Highway in a 2004 BMW when he struck a Chevrolet Tahoe near the intersection at South Choctaw Drive. Carr died at the scene. The... more »
  • Bicyclist hit in Baton Rouge

    October 16, 2009 5:44 AM

    The Baton Rouge Police Department is investigating a car crash involving a bicycle at the intersection of Airline Highway and North Foster Drive around 10:30 p.m. last night. When police arrived, they found a female with life-threatening injuries. She was taken to a local hospital. more »
  • Intestate 10 at Gramercy closed for 4 hours

    September 23, 2009 7:38 AM

    Update: State police say the interstate will be shut down for four hours. Louisiana State Police say two 18-wheelers crashed on Interstate 10 east bound between Gramercy and LaPlace. Currently I-10 east bound is shut down. They are diverting east bound traffic at hwy 641 at Gramercy and diverting drivers... more »

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