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  • Kenner man killed after being hit, dragged by bus

    September 1, 2017 1:02 PM

    KENNER - A man was killed by a transit bus in Kenner after it hit and dragged him last night. According to WGNO-TV , the incident occurred around 10 p.m. at the intersection of Reverend Richmond Wilson Drive and Coleman Place. The man was found unresponsive at the scene... more »
  • UK police say they arrested wrong man in jogging-rage case

    August 12, 2017 11:48 AM

    LONDON - The search is still on for a road-rage jogger who shoved a woman into the path of a London bus. The Metropolitan Police force said Saturday that a man arrested earlier this week has now been "eliminated from the investigation." The 41-year-old American investment... more »
  • East Baton Rouge School System provides contact information for bus routes

    August 8, 2017 6:50 AM

    BATON ROUGE - The countdown is on. In a matter of hours, the bell will ring, and students will pack the halls of dozens of schools. Before that happens, the busses will line the streets. The East Baton Rouge Parish School Board wants to make sure parents know... more »
  • $60,000 reward offered for escaped inmates

    June 13, 2017 11:48 AM

    EATONTON - A reward of $60,000 is being offered for information leading to the arrests of two escaped Georgia inmates accused of killing two prison guards. Georgia Bureau of Investigation spokeswoman Nelly Miles said in an email that multiple agencies have contributed to this sum. The agency tweeted that... more »
  • Bus tips over in Turkey, killing at least 23 people

    May 13, 2017 11:34 AM

    ISTANBUL - Turkish authorities say at least 23 people have died and 11 others are in critical condition after a tour bus tipped over, fell 50 feet down a cliff and then hit a car on a serpentine mountain road. Deputy governor of Mugla province, Kamil Koten, told Turkey's state-run... more »
  • Board approves sale of land for CATS North Baton Rouge hub

    May 10, 2017 3:31 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Louisiana State University's Board of Supervisors has approved the sale of land in North Baton Rouge to be used as a CATS transit hub. The CATS Board of Commissioners approved the $235,000 purchase of real estate property located adjacent to LSU Health North on Airline Highway... more »
  • Police: 14 students hurt in school bus crash in Las Vegas

    May 4, 2017 6:33 PM

    LAS VEGAS - Authorities say 14 middle school students received moderate injuries and a person in another vehicle was critically hurt in a crash that left a school bus on its side in Las Vegas. Clark County school police Lt. Darnell Couthen says about 40 children were on the full-sized... more »
  • Police respond to crash involving school bus on Airline Highway

    April 25, 2017 4:29 PM

    BATON ROUGE – Crews are responding to the scene of a crash involving a school bus in the 7000 block of Airline Highway near Bicentennial Place. The crash was reported on Tuesday around 3:20 p.m. According to BRPD, the crash involved a First Student school bus carrying passengers... more »
  • Swedish bus crash leaves 3 dead, 19 injured, mostly students

    April 2, 2017 12:24 PM

    STOCKHOLM - Rescue officials say a bus carrying Swedish students to a ski resort crashed Sunday in central Sweden, killing three people and injuring 19 others - six of them seriously. Rescue services spokesman Peter Nystedt said 31 others sustained minor injuries. The 52 high-school students were en route to... more »
  • One dead after shooting on Vegas Strip; Suspect surrenders Play Video

    March 25, 2017 5:18 PM

    LAS VEGAS - The gunman in a fatal shooting on the Las Vegas Strip who barricaded himself inside a public bus has surrendered peacefully after shutting down the busy tourism corridor for hours, police said. The standoff began about 11 a.m. Saturday with a shooting that killed one person and... more »
  • Tennessee school bus driver pleads not guilty in deaths

    March 24, 2017 1:06 PM

    CHATTANOOGA - A Tennessee school bus driver has pleaded not guilty to six counts of vehicular manslaughter in a crash last November that killed six children. WTVC-TV reports that Johnthony Walker was arraigned via video Friday morning in Hamilton County Criminal Court. Walker is also charged with four counts of... more »
  • 19-year-old accused of sexually assaulting two on Kentucky school bus

    March 22, 2017 1:44 PM

    STANFORD, Ky. - Authorities say a 19-year-old Kentucky high school student is facing charges, accused sexually assaulting two younger students on a school bus. Local news organizations report 19-year-old Ryan Rayburn was arrested Friday on two counts of sodomy involving a 14-year-old girl and 11-year-old boy on a bus in... more »
  • 8-year-old left on school bus for hours after falling asleep Play Video

    March 14, 2017 11:27 AM

    ASCENSION – An eight-year-old boy was left on a school bus Monday for five hours after he fell asleep on his way to school, Ascension Parish School District confirms. The child was a second grade student at Donaldsonville Primary. The boy's aunt told News 2 that she was not... more »
  • Bus runs into crowd in Haiti, killing at least 34 people

    March 12, 2017 3:49 PM

    PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti - Haitian rescue officials say a bus has plowed into a crowd in the city of Gonaives, killing at least 34 people. Regional civil defense coordinator Josepth Faustin says the accident occurred at about 3 a.m. Sunday when a passenger bus first hit two people at a bus... more »
  • Remaining victims from bus crash identified

    March 8, 2017 4:36 PM

    BILOXI - Authorities are releasing the names of the victims in a train-bus collision that killed four Texas tourists in Biloxi. Harrison County Coroner Gary Hargrove said Wednesday that 79-year-old Clinton Havran of Sealy, Texas, died at the scene of the wreck, while 62-year-old Deborah Orr died after surgery at... more »
  • Witness: 'Body pieces were thrown everywhere' in Biloxi charter bus crash

    March 7, 2017 4:19 PM

    BILOXI - A witness says the conductor of a freight train was slowing down and trying to stop before colliding with a charter bus, but still slammed into it. Four people were killed and more than three dozen injured in the Tuesday afternoon collision in Biloxi, Mississippi. Biloxi native Mark... more »
  • Troopers: Wrong way South Carolina school bus driver charged with DUI

    February 20, 2017 2:44 PM

    NEWBERRY - South Carolina troopers say a bus driver has been charged with driving under the influence after officers saw him drive a school bus the wrong way down a highway. Highway Patrol Sgt. Bob Beres said that 50-year-old Brent Carter was driving the Goose Creek High School bus east... more »
  • 11 kids injured after school bus overturns in St. Helena Parish

    February 13, 2017 9:27 AM

    BATON ROUGE – Multiple ambulances responded to a bus crash on Highway 43 in St. Helena Parish Monday morning. St. Helena School Superintendent Kelli Joseph tells WBRZ that a pickup truck veered into a school bus around 8 a.m. on Hwy. 43 near Muse Road. According to Acadian... more »
  • 16 killed in fiery bus crash on Italian highway

    January 21, 2017 1:31 PM

    ROME - A bus carrying Hungarian school students home from a skiing trip to France slammed into a highway barrier in northern Italy and caught fire, killing at least 16 people, police said Saturday. Thirty-nine people survived, though some were seriously injured. No other vehicles were involved in the crash,... more »
  • Bus a no show, student misses 10 days of school Play Video

    January 20, 2017 6:43 PM

    BATON ROUGE - A student attending Broadmoor Middle School says she's missed multiple days of school because her bus hasn't shown up. Mary Ayala says her daughter Nydia has missed about ten days of school. "I can't handle this anymore," said Ayala. She called 2 On Your... more »
  • 23 stolen school bus batteries caused pickup delays in New Orleans

    January 17, 2017 11:46 AM

    NEW ORLEANS – Several school buses were delayed for students at two New Orleans charter schools Tuesday morning due to stolen batteries. WWL reports that 23 school bus batteries were stolen following a break-in from the First Student bus barn in east New Orleans. The break-in caused delays... more »
  • 19 dead in multiple-vehicle collision in Ecuador

    January 14, 2017 11:40 AM

    QUITO, Ecuador - Authorities say at least 19 people have been killed and more than a dozen injured when a long distance passenger bus collided with an off-duty school bus along a highway in Ecuador. The accident took place Friday night on a road near the Pacific coastline. Authorities say... more »
  • Seven students suffer minor injuries in Sorrento bus crash

    January 13, 2017 7:26 PM

    SORRENTO – First responders say seven students were injured, three of those taken to the hospital, after a school bus was involved in a crash in Sorrento Friday afternoon. The crash happened in the 8300 block of Main Street just after 6 p.m. Sources tell WBRZ’s Brett Buffington that... more »
  • No one hurt when school bus overturns west of Charlotte

    January 3, 2017 10:08 AM

    BELMONT - Officials say no one was hurt when a school bus overturned in North Carolina, west of Charlotte. The wreck happened around 6:45 a.m. Tuesday near Belmont in Gaston County. Tuesday was the first day back to class after the holidays. School spokesman Todd Hagans said in an email... more »
  • 3 arrested in Tunisia linked to Berlin suspect

    December 24, 2016 10:51 AM

    MILAN - Tunisia's Interior Ministry says police have arrested Anis Amri's nephew and two others suspected of belonging to the same extremist network. The ministry says in a statement that Amri - suspected of driving a truck into a Christmas market crowd in Berlin, killing 12 - had sent his... more »
  • Driver charged after school bus carrying 19 overturns

    December 16, 2016 10:49 AM

    MACCLESFIELD - Authorities in North Carolina say the driver of a school bus that overturned with 19 children on board will face charges. State Highway Patrol spokesman Sgt. Mike Baker said 40-year-old Julianne Bridgers of Pinetops is charged with careless and reckless driving. The patrol says Bridgers told officers she... more »
  • Texas officials: 8 hurt when bus with cheerleaders crashes

    December 3, 2016 11:54 AM

    BIG SPRING, Texas - Officials say eight people were injured when a bus carrying high school cheerleaders crashed with a tractor-trailer rig in Texas. The Iraan-Sheffield bus carrying the cheerleaders crashed in Howard County after a football game late Friday night. Amanda Duforat with Scenic Mountain Medical Center in Big... more »
  • Lawyer: Driver likely to plead not guilty in fatal bus crash

    November 28, 2016 4:57 PM

    NASHVILLE, Tenn. - The attorney for the driver in a Chattanooga school bus crash that killed six children says her client will likely plead not guilty. Amanda Dunn says she anticipates 24-year-old Johnthony Walker will plead not guilty if a grand jury indicts him. He's charged with five counts of... more »
  • Students complained about erratic driving before bus wreck

    November 25, 2016 6:22 PM

    NASHVILLE, Tenn. - Students and administrators raised concerns about a Tennessee school bus driver's behavior behind the wheel in the weeks before a crash killed six children. Police have charged the driver Johnthony Walker with vehicular homicide after the Chattanooga crash. Federal authorities said Walker was driving off the designated... more »
  • 6 dead in Chattanooga school bus crash;6 in intensive care

    November 21, 2016 6:27 PM

    CHATTANOOGA, Tenn. - Kirk Kelly, the interim superintendent of Hamilton County Schools, says there are six students in intensive care Tuesday morning and six others still hospitalized after a school bus crash in Chattanooga that killed six children. Chattanooga Mayor Andy Berke says the city is in mourning. The bus... more »
  • Lafayette offering free bus rides beginning Black Friday

    November 20, 2016 12:23 PM

    LAFAYETTE - The City of Lafayette is offering free bus rides for the Thanksgiving holiday weekend. Lafayette Transit System says its "No Pay Bus Day," on Nov. 25 and 26, is in recognition of Black Friday and Small Business Saturday. Lafayette Mayor-President Joel Robideaux says the promotion applies to all... more »
  • CATS cancels Touchdown Express Service for remainder of LSU football season

    September 28, 2016 4:39 PM

    BATON ROUGE – CATS is canceling its Touchdown Express for the remaining LSU football games, the agency announced Wednesday. CATS said that it will focus on maintaining its regular service with as little interruption as possible while continuing to recover from last month's flood. "The decision to cancel... more »
  • Caddo Parish school bus driver dies after hit crossing road

    September 19, 2016 10:10 PM

    KEITHVILLE - A Caddo Parish school bus driver has died after she was hit while walking across a busy highway. Shreveport's The Times reports that Joe Gomez Jr. of Logansport told deputies he didn't see Karen Scroggins as she was crossing Mansfield Road before sunrise Monday. Gomez hit her as... more »
  • CATS will shutter riderless Garden District route

    September 19, 2016 4:46 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Tuesday, the board overseeing the public bus company agreed to shut down its Garden District trolley service. CATS created the route through the historic neighborhood about 18 months ago. Combustion engine buses built to look like trolleys run the route that drives through Downtown Baton Rouge,... more »
  • Three teens arrested for attacking student on bus

    September 16, 2016 5:28 PM

    ASCENSION – The Ascension Parish Sheriff's Office arrested one teenage girl and two juvenile girls for attacking another girl while on a school bus. On Friday around 7 a.m., a fight between Donaldsonville High School students on a school bus occurred. A video of the fight later surfaced on social... more »
  • Man cited after gun fires on CATS bus Tuesday

    September 13, 2016 5:09 PM

    BATON ROUGE - A wheelchair-bound man was issued a court summons after his gun accidentally fired inside a CATS bus Tuesday. Police identified the man as Belin Milton, 63. Investigators said Milton was exiting a CATS bus near the intersection of Picardy and Flanders when the gun he was... more »
  • Regional bus service for flood victims ending, few riders

    September 9, 2016 6:51 PM

    BATON ROUGE - A regional bus service started after the catastrophic August flooding has been discontinued for lack of riders. The Louisiana transportation department announced Friday that it was ending the service that had been provided for three weeks. It was aimed at getting people who lost their vehicles in... more »
  • New charges against driver in bus accident that killed 3

    September 2, 2016 2:24 PM

    NEW ORLEANS - Louisiana State Police say new criminal charges of negligent homicide and negligent injuring have been filed against the driver of a bus in an accident that killed three people and injured dozens more near New Orleans. Authorities announced the new charges in a news release Friday, a... more »
  • DOTD establishes temporary bus service to Baton Rouge

    August 20, 2016 5:49 PM

    BATON ROUGE – Residents who lost their car after this week’s historic flooding will have a new option to travel to Baton Rouge. In a statement Saturday, DOTD Secretary Shawn D. Wilson said his department has reached a deal with Hotard to establish a temporary regional transit service. ... more »
  • Eleven selected as finalists for top bus system job

    August 5, 2016 11:15 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Eleven people are scheduled to be interviewed next week by the search committee looking for the next CEO of the Capital Area Transit System. The former CEO resigned earlier this year, in protest of constant negativity about the bus system from the public. Bob Mirabito wrote... more »
  • Florida officials investigating fiery crash that left 4 dead

    July 3, 2016 3:11 PM

    TALLAHASSEE - Authorities were investigating Sunday what caused a driver of a decades-old school bus to run a flashing red light and collide with a tractor-trailer causing both to burst into flames killing four people and injuring 25 others. Wakulla County Sheriff Charlie Creel said Saturday that speed was not... more »
  • Woman tries to run over man with child in back seat, hits CATS bus

    June 17, 2016 11:53 AM

    BATON ROUGE - A woman is in Baton Rouge Police custody on Friday after investigators said she tried to run a man over with her car before crashing into a CATS bus with her eight-month-old child in the back seat. Niesha Wiggins, 20, was arrested on charges of aggravated assault,... more »
  • CATS to get Medicaid money Play Video

    May 12, 2016 7:22 PM

    BATON ROUGE- CATS bus system has entered a contract with the state health department to be reimbursed for a handful of Medicaid riders. CATS will get $20 every time it provides at-home pickups for qualifying patients. The reimbursements will bring in almost half a million dollars a year... more »
  • Deputies say drunk man stole school bus

    May 4, 2016 2:41 PM

    CHACKBAY - A man from Thibodaux was arrested Wednesday and charged with stealing a school bus and driving it while intoxicated. Jordan Molaison, 21, is charged with theft of a motor vehicle, simple criminal damage to property and 2nd offense DWI. The Lafourche Parish Sheriff's Office says a... more »
  • Car owners frustrated after CATS bus totals their car Play Video

    April 29, 2016 11:19 PM

    BATON ROUGE - A couple from Baton Rouge is frustrated tonight after their car was involved in a crash with a CATS bus. The CATS bus totaled the Charlats' Toyota, just before it hit a home in Baton Rouge two weeks ago. Now the Charlats say CATS is taking the... 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 »
  • Councilman: CATS knew about issue before bus hit house Play Video

    April 14, 2016 11:12 AM

    BATON ROUGE- Authorities responded to an accident where a CATS bus struck a house Thursday morning, that authorities say could have been caused by mechanical problems. Thursday night, Metro Councilman John Delgado questioned whether that bus should have been on the road at all. According to Baton Rouge Police,... more »
  • Search for permanent CATS CEO begins

    April 8, 2016 2:22 PM

    BATON ROUGE - The CATS board accepted Bob Mirabito's resignation and named his interim replacement at a special meeting Friday afternoon. William "Bill" Deville, who has more than 30 years of transit management experience and has been with CATS since December 2013. Deville started as the Chief Operation... more »
  • CATS CEO quits Tuesday; read his resignation here Play Video

    April 5, 2016 7:36 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Bob Mirabito, the often-criticized chief of the city's public transit system has resigned. Mirabito wrote to the Capital Area Transit System board, he will leave his post as CEO on May 6. Mirabito said he will return to the private sector where he is "most comfortable."... more »
  • No major injuries after bus carrying Indiana team overturns

    March 19, 2016 7:04 PM

    DEMOTTE, Ind. - Authorities say there were no serious injuries after a bus carrying 27 players and staff from a northwest Indiana high school basketball team overturned on an interstate. Indiana State Police Sgt. Alan Jamerson says the rollover occurred Saturday on Interstate 65 near DeMotte. Authorities say a... more »
  • EBRSO: Crash reveals school bus driver didn't have valid license Play Video

    February 17, 2016 12:29 AM

    BATON ROUGE - An East Baton Rouge Parish school bus driver has been fired after rear-ending a parked car Monday afternoon. She was issued two tickets by EBRSO deputies. One suggests she shouldn't have been driving at all. The accident happened Monday around 4 p.m. on North Flannery, near Delores,... more »
  • K9 helps find 40 pounds of cocaine on bus

    December 8, 2015 2:30 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Sheriff's deputies said a K-9 with the East Baton Rouge Sheriff's Office helped find and seize 40 pounds of cocaine from a bus stopped on I-12 Tuesday. Deputies said the deputies pulled the bus over after it started flashing its hazard lights. They said the bus... more »
  • Bus overturns: 1 seriously hurt, dozens of minor injuries

    November 30, 2015 7:19 AM

    RICHMOND, VA.- A charter bus carrying college students to three Virginia campuses overturned, leaving one person seriously injured and 35 others aboard with minor injuries near the close of the holiday weekend. Virginia State Police spokeswoman Corinne Geller told The Associated Press there were no reported fatalities after the bus... more »
  • Kids have bumps, bruises after school bus wreck

    November 20, 2015 6:10 PM

    PORT VINCENT - State Police are investigating a wreck near Port Vincent involving a loaded school bus and a pickup truck Friday afternoon. State Police said the accident happened on LA 42 north of LA 16 in Livingston Parish. Police said the pickup truck tried to pass and struck... more »
  • Baton Rouge transit customers 17 and younger to ride free

    November 19, 2015 4:23 AM

    BATON ROUGE- The Capital Area Transit System's Board of Commissioners has approved a pilot program that allows customers 17-years-old and younger to ride free in the month of December. Reports the agency hopes to encourage the use of public transit as customers get older. The one-month trial will allow CATS... more »
  • CATS offering free rides for young passengers in December

    November 18, 2015 11:24 AM

    BATON ROUGE – The Capital Area Transit System announced Wednesday that passengers aged 17 or younger will be able to ride CATS for free in December. To get the free bus rides, younger passengers will have to provide identification proving they meet the age requirement. CATS said bus drivers... more »
  • School bus crunches car near Glen Oaks HS

    October 23, 2015 4:56 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Authorities said nobody was hurt after a car collided with a school bus in East Baton Rouge Parish Friday afternoon. The collision happened around 3 p.m. near Glen Oaks High School, at the intersection of Oak Side Drive and Glen Oaks Drive. Authorities said students... more »
  • CATS starts e-commerce so customers can buy tickets online

    October 2, 2015 7:29 AM

    BATON ROUGE- The Capital Area Transit System is now allowing people to buy bus passes online in an effort to improve customer service and increase ridership. CATS CEO Bob Mirabito says customers will enjoy the convenience of purchasing passes from the comfort of their homes. Multi-ride passes have previously had... more »
  • CATS launches online bus pass ordering

    October 1, 2015 11:38 AM

    BATON ROUGE - Capital Area Transit System customers can now take advantage of e-commerce functionality on CATS' website that allows them to purchase passes from the website without having to visit a CATS terminal. “We are pleased to have this feature active on the website,” said CATS CEO Bob... more »
  • CATS approves 20 new bus stop shelters

    September 15, 2015 8:00 PM

    BATON ROUGE – The Capital Area Transportation System approved 20 new bus stop shelters with solar powered lighting Tuesday afternoon. They’ll be dispersed along Florida Boulevard, Scenic Highway and Harding Boulevard at a cost of $182,600. The shelters are similar to those already placed along Baton Rouge streets. They... more »
  • New Mexico State bus robbed during Florida game

    September 6, 2015 1:42 PM

    GAINESVILLE, Fla. - University of Florida police say electronics, computers and other items were stolen from a New Mexico State team personnel bus during Saturday's game. Brad Barber of the university police department says the bus, which carried football staff members, was parked outside the stadium in a secure area.... more »
  • Bus slides off the road while taking kids home Play Video

    August 18, 2015 4:45 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Drivers blame a U-turn not wide enough for large vehicles for forcing a school bus off the road while taking kids home in East Baton Rouge Parish Tuesday. Witnesses said the bus went off into a ditch at Wisteria Lakes Drive and Sullivan Road. Social media... more »
  • CATS prepares to improve operations, polish its image

    August 17, 2015 7:18 AM

    BATON ROUGE- The Capital Area Transit System is preparing to spend some serious money to improve its operations - and its image. The board will be asked to approve purchasing eight new buses at a cost of $450,000 each to replace vehicles in its aging fleet. The agency also is... more »

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