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  • Likely closures and delays along Airline due to Montrell Jackson's funeral procession

    July 25, 2016 10:37 AM

    BATON ROUGE - Commuters may want to take an alternate route Monday due to a funeral procession on Airline Highway. Officer Montrell Jackson's funeral is likely to cause closures and delays on Airline from Winbourne Avenue to Florida Boulevard from approximately noon to 3 p.m. There is already heavy... more »
  • Thousands say goodbye to slain EBRSO Deputy Garafola Play Video

    July 22, 2016 6:32 PM

    BATON ROUGE – East Baton Rouge Sheriff's Deputy Brad Garafola was remembered Saturday as a man who ran to help his fellow officers during last week's shooting on Airline Highway. Deputy Garafola was laid to rest at Greenoaks Funeral Home Saturday afternoon. All 1,500 seats were filled at Istrouma... more »
  • 1 officer released from OLOL; 1 remains in critical condition

    July 18, 2016 1:54 PM

    BATON ROUGE – One officer injured in Sunday's shooting on Airline Highway has been released from the hospital. A sheriff's deputy remains in critical condition at Our Lady of the Lake Regional Medical Center, according to a news release from the hospital. Another deputy is in fair condition... more »
  • After emotional service, vigil for murdered officers Monday, more planned for Tuesday Play Video

    July 18, 2016 9:58 AM

    BATON ROUGE – The Baton Rouge community has begun to hold vigils for the three Baton Rouge law enforcement officers killed on Sunday after a shooting on Airline Highway. Sheriff's deputy Brad Garafola, BRPD officers Montrell Jackson and Matthew Gerald were killed by 29-year-old Gavin Long after he opened fire... more »
  • Gunman's location unknown for several minutes Play Video

    July 17, 2016 8:34 PM

    BATON ROUGE - According to radio traffic, Baton Rouge police answered a report of a man with an assault rifle and were met by gunfire - and for several long minutes, didn't know where it was coming from. Nearly 2½ minutes after the first "Officer down!"... more »
  • Slain BRPD officer had made emotional Facebook post

    July 17, 2016 7:57 PM

    BATON ROUGE - A friend of the family of a Baton Rouge police officer shot and killed Sunday confirms he posted an emotional Facebook message just days ago about the challenges of being a police officer. Erika Green told The Associated Press Sunday that she is friends of the... more »
  • Airline Hwy back open after closure due to shooting

    July 17, 2016 7:43 PM

    BATON ROUGE - A section of roadway that was closed for the better part of Sunday is back open after law enforcement has finished processing the scene of a shooting that took the lives of three officers and a lone gunman. Three other officers were injured when 29-year-old Gavin... more »
  • What we know about Airline Hwy gunman Gavin Long Play Video

    July 17, 2016 6:27 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Information is slowly emerging about the man behind Sunday mornings shooting on Airline Highway that left three officers dead and injured another three. Officials identified the gunman as a 29-year-old black man named Gavin Eugene Long. Long's address was listed in Kansas City, Missouri. Long... more »
  • 18-wheeler pins vehicle on Airline Highway near Old Hammond

    July 13, 2016 12:38 PM

    BATON ROUGE – Part of Airline Highway is closed to traffic Wednesday morning after an an 18-wheeler partially pinned a vehicle while turning. The accident is on Airline past Old Hammond Highway. According to DOTD, all lanes are now open after they were closed temporarily earlier on Wednesday morning... more »
  • Protesters temporarily block I-12 at Airline Highway

    July 9, 2016 11:04 PM

    BATON ROUGE - State Police responded to traffic congestion on the interstate at Airline Highway Saturday evening as protests continue across Baton Rouge. According to Louisiana State Police spokesperson Bryan Lee, the traffic congestion was related to the protests happening around Baton Rouge Police Headquarters. And there... more »
  • New Black Panther Party arrive in Baton Rouge for Alton Sterling protests Play Video

    July 9, 2016 4:11 PM

    BATON ROUGE - About a dozen members of the New Black Panther Party arrived in North Baton Rouge Saturday morning. They began their day at the Trippe S convenience store where Sterling was killed Tuesday morning. "The people wanted us here. We want to be here and that's why... more »
  • Two wanted for stealing propane tanks from gas station on Airline Hwy.

    June 3, 2016 12:18 PM

    BATON ROUGE- Baton Rouge Police are attempting to identify two men who are involved in the theft of eight propane tanks. One May 18 around 1:45 a.m. the suspects cut the padlock off of the propane tanks cage at a Circle K located in the 9900 block of Airline Highway.... more »
  • Fire truck crash on Airline Highway, one transported to hospital

    May 16, 2016 12:47 PM

    BATON ROUGE- Authorities responded to a car crash involving a fire truck on Monday around 11: 30 a.m. Initial reports said that a St. George Fire Department truck crashed with possibly two vehicles. The crash was on Airline Highway at Old Jefferson Highway. One person was transported to the hospital... more »
  • 2 injured in South Choctaw head on crash

    May 6, 2016 5:45 PM

    BATON ROUGE - One person is in critical condition after a head on crash that involved four vehicles on South Choctaw, near Airline Highway, Friday evening. EMS transported two patients from the scene with the other individual listed in moderate condition. South Choctaw at Airline Highway was closed... more »
  • Police searching for car burglary suspect

    April 13, 2016 1:11 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Police are looking for a man who they say is responsible for stealing from a vehicle on Tremont Drive in March. According to Baton Rouge Police, the vehicle burglary happened on the 2300 block of Tremont Drive on March 28 around 1 p.m. Police say... more »
  • Two injured, one severely after early morning shooting at Raceway

    April 12, 2016 5:00 AM

    BATON ROUGE- Authorities are investigating a shooting that injured two people at a gas station in Baton Rouge early Tuesday morning. Officers responded to the Raceway gas station in the 7100 block of Airline Highway north of Greenwell Springs just after 2 a.m. Right now very few details are known,... more »
  • Salvation Army extends shelter hours

    January 22, 2016 7:25 PM

    BATON ROUGE – With harsh winter weather blowing into Baton Rouge over the weekend, the Baton Rouge Salvation Army announced that the shelter on Airline Hwy will have extended hours Friday. Captain Brett Meredith said the shelter located at 7361 Airline Hwy. opened at 4 p.m. and residents... more »
  • I-12 East accident, rain result in major traffic headache

    January 21, 2016 5:02 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Rough weather passing through the Capital City area is causing slick driving conditions and backing up traffic. DOTD Officials said an accident blocked the left lane on I-12 eastbound past Airline Highway causing traffic to back up beyond the 10/12 split. Congestion continued to pile up... more »
  • Deputies look to identify men behind cigarette carton heist

    December 3, 2015 11:31 AM

    GONZALES - Sheriff’s deputies in Ascension Parish are looking to identify two suspects who stole about $850 worth of cartons of cigarettes from the Airline Highway Dollar General in Gonzales last month. Deputies said both suspects were captured on video leaving the store in what appeared to be a... more »
  • Man crossing Airline Highway hit and killed by car

    November 27, 2015 1:42 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Police said a 57-year-old man died on Thanksgiving evening after trying to cross Airline Highway in Baton Rouge on foot. Cpl. L'Jean McKneely said the man was hit by a car around 6:08 p.m. in the 7100 block of Airline Highway. McKneely said the man... more »
  • BRPD creates "Safe Transaction Zone" for online purchases

    November 13, 2015 5:50 AM

    BATON ROUGE- There's a new safe zone for people to meet up and exchange items and money for online purchases. The Baton Rouge Police Department set up a "Safe Transaction Zone" in the parking lot next to its headquarters on Airline Highway. The transaction zone acts as a non-threatening location... more »
  • Woman dies from injuries sustained in Airline Hwy crash

    November 9, 2015 11:54 AM

    BATON ROUGE - A Baton Rouge woman died at an area hospital last night following a traffic crash that happened in the 7300 block of Airline Highway. Police said 56-year-old Patricia Wilson was the driver of a 2013 Honda Accord that was struck by a 1995 Chevrolet Silverado as... more »
  • BRPD seeks to identify suspects behind Airline Hwy armed robbery

    October 14, 2015 2:46 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Detectives are looking to identify a man and woman behind the robbery of an Airline Highway gas station last Tuesday. The Baton Rouge Police Department said the suspects entered the Chevron, located at 7234 Airline Hwy, on Oct. 6 at around 6:45 a.m. Police said one... 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 »
  • Signal at busy intersection will work for Tuesday commute Play Video

    July 20, 2015 4:46 PM

    PRAIRIEVILLE - Just before 10pm Monday, state traffic control mechanics were able to get a traffic signal working again. The outage was a headache for drivers who use Airline Highway, and the state had warned their headaches could last for a while after the outage. But, after hours of... more »
  • Serious Airline Hwy crash injures mother, 4-year-old daughter

    July 3, 2015 3:29 PM

    BATON ROUGE - A Baton Rouge Police officer came to the rescue as he assisted a mother and her 4-year-old daughter following a serious crash on Airline Highway Thursday night. Sergeant Duke Staples arrived at the scene in the 9000 block of Airline to find the little girl barefoot,... more »
  • 17-year-old killed, two arrested in fairgrounds shooting

    June 23, 2015 11:23 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Sheriff's deputies arrested two people who investigators said shot and killed a 17-year-old during a drug deal near the East Baton Rouge fairgrounds. Deputies accused 19-year-old Cristopher Gray of Prairieville and 17-year-old Bodrick Tremaine Tuggle of Baton Rouge with second degree murder after the shooting Tuesday... more »
  • Man accused of raping, holding prostitute against will

    June 19, 2015 5:32 PM

    BATON ROUGE - A Greenwell Springs man accused of kidnapping a prostitute from an Airline Highway business, raping her and then using a handgun to hold her against her will was arrested Thursday night. Deputies took 53-year-old Jimmy See into custody at around 4:50 p.m. and booked him on... more »
  • Man shoved from SUV leads to Airline Hwy high-speed chase

    June 17, 2015 2:31 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Police responding to a reports of a man pushed out of an SUV ended up in a high-speed chase on Airline Highway late Tuesday night. Ver Crawford, 29, was arrested and booked on charged of aggravated flight from an officer, second degree aggravated battery and battery... more »
  • Deputies investigate gift shop burglary

    May 19, 2015 3:46 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Detectives with the East Baton Rouge Sheriff's Office are looking for a man who burglarized a gift shop late last month. Investigators say the man broke into the Daisy Nail Salon on the night of Apr. 26, entering through the back of the store located in... more »
  • LSP: Person hit, killed while pushing shopping cart across road

    April 10, 2015 10:21 AM

    GONZALES - Louisiana State Police said they're looking into the death of a man who was hit by a vehicle and killed while crossing an Ascension Parish highway. Troopers said the man was pushing a shopping cart across Airline Highway south of LA 74 around 8 p.m. Thursday when... more »
  • Witnesses to Sunday night wreck sought Play Video

    February 16, 2015 4:23 PM

    GONZALES - Police investigating a wreck which sent five people to the hospital Sunday night in Gonzales asked for any witnesses to contact them Monday. Gonzales Police spokesperson Charlotte Guedry said investigators would greatly appreciate any witnesses to the wreck at LA 429 and Airline Highway to come forward... more »
  • Driver kills cow loose on Airline Highway Play Video

    November 12, 2014 4:29 PM

    BATON ROUGE - A driver on busy Airline Highway by the Old Bridge recalled scary moments after crashing into a cow he claims was on its way up the bridge. Rod Brew's truck is totaled following the crash with the 500 pound Aberdeen Angus Black Cow. "Just hold... more »
  • 18-wheeler wreck closes Florida Boulevard

    July 28, 2014 12:32 PM

    BATON ROUGE - A wreck involving an 18-wheeler closed Florida Boulevard North in Baton Rouge during noon traffic, according to state traffic officials. DOTD said the wreck shut down the northbound side of Florida Boulevard near its intersection with Airline Highway around 12:20 p.m. The involved an 18-wheeler... more »
  • 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 »

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