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  • Family visiting South Florida hit by truck while walking

    March 27, 2017 2:09 PM

    DANIA BEACH, Fla. - A pickup truck struck a family of six tourists as they were walking back to their South Florida hotel Sunday night. The Sun Sentinel reports one woman's leg was severed and a 10-year-old also suffered serious leg injuries. Four people, including the 57-year-old driver, were... more »
  • Sprint car driver Steele killed in Florida speedway crash

    March 26, 2017 11:48 AM

    BRADENTON, Fla. - Sprint car veteran David Steele has died during a race in Florida. Desoto Speedway officials said in a Facebook post on Saturday night that track owners and staff were saddened by the crash. The statement says Steele was trying to win his 100th race in Florida. A... more »
  • Man found dead in vehicle on I-55 identified

    March 22, 2017 5:06 PM

    TANGIPAHOA - The Tangipahoa Parish Sheriff's Office has released the identity of the man found dead in a vehicle Mar. 15. According to Sheriff Daniel Edwards, 35-year-old Alphonse Reid of Kentwood was found dead in a silver Infinity G37x on the shoulder of I-55 at the LA 440 exit.... more »
  • Bicyclist in critical condition after being struck by vehicle

    March 14, 2017 9:15 PM

    BATON ROUGE - A man has been taken to the hospital after a crash involving a bicycle and a car on Florida Boulevard. Crews responded to the incident in the 12000 block of Florida Blvd. around 8 p.m. Tuesday night. The incident occurred when a man attempted to... more »
  • Houston carjacker shoots, kills man because vehicle has manual transmission

    March 13, 2017 3:41 PM

    HOUSTON, Tx. - A man was fatally shot in front of his wife and 10-year-old daughter after being carjacked late Saturday night. According to a report from KTRK, the shooting happened just before midnight as 47-year-old Pedro Aguilar was sitting in his car in front of an apartment complex.... more »
  • WATCH: Car swerves off road, lands on roof in China Play Video

    March 12, 2017 6:01 PM

    CHINA - Footage showing a car landing on the roof of a home in China's Jiangsu Providence surfaced Sunday. The homeowner says he was investigating a loud noise in his home when he discovered the SUV had crashed through his ceiling. The driver of the vehicle said he... more »
  • Lanes reopen on I-10 East at Miss. River Bridge

    March 12, 2017 5:12 PM

    BATON ROUGE - All lanes are open on I-10 East at the Mississippi River Bridge after an accident closed the center and left lanes Sunday afternoon. Congestion from this incident has cleared as of 7:35 p.m. Check WBRZ's traffic-tracking technology for updates across the Baton Rouge area. more »
  • Driver ejected through windshield in fatal Ascension Parish crash

    March 10, 2017 11:11 PM

    GONZALES - One person is dead after a single-vehicle crash in Ascension Parish, according to Louisiana State Police The crash occurred near LA 431, east of Airline Highway just before 10:00 p.m. Sources say the driver hit a tree and was ejected through the windshield of their vehicle.... more »
  • Woman arrested in critical burning of niece

    March 4, 2017 6:38 PM

    JENNINGS - A 29-year-old woman is in custody a month after her 4-year-old niece was critically burned while in her care. Brant Thompson, the Louisiana State Fire Marshal's chief deputy, said Saturday that Gail Marie Brown was arrested late Friday on five charges including negligent injuring, obstruction of justice and... more »
  • Valet arrested after downtown joyride in guest's $200,000 sports car Play Video

    February 27, 2017 11:23 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Police arrested a hotel valet driver accused of taking a guest's expensive sports car on a late-night joyride downtown. Kenneth Smith, 22, posted bond and was released charged with unauthorized use of a motor vehicle and aggravated assault with a firearm. The incident occurred Feb.... more »
  • Man wanted for vehicle burglary on Lanier Drive Play Video

    February 27, 2017 12:06 PM

    BATON ROUGE – East Baton Rouge Sheriff's detectives are searching for a man who broke into a vehicle at a home in the 5800 block of Lanier Drive. The incident occurred on Feb. 24 when responding deputies found forced entry into the vehicle with its contents scattered about inside.... more »
  • Vehicle crashes into Donaldsonville home, starts house fire

    February 26, 2017 11:15 PM

    DONALDSONVILLE- A home is reportedly on fire after a vehicle crashed into it Sunday night. According to the Ascesnion Parish Sheriff's Office, firefighters are responding to the scene of the fire on Christy Drive. It is not yet known if anyone has been injured as a result of... more »
  • 8-year-old girl fatally shot after Houston car crash

    February 25, 2017 1:07 PM

    HOUSTON - Police say an 8-year-old girl has been fatally shot after the vehicle she was in was involved in a car crash in Houston. Investigators say the girl and her mother were traveling down a Houston roadway early today when their Honda Accord was hit by a speeding Pontiac.... more »
  • No classes for funeral after teen killed in weekend crash

    February 19, 2017 10:28 PM

    NEW ROADS – False River Academy in New Roads will cancel classes Wednesday to allow faculty and students to attend the funeral of a senior student. Louisiana State Police say 17-year-old Clayton Jarreau was killed while traveling southbound on LA 417 early Sunday morning. Troopers say he was not... more »
  • Father, son killed in head-on collision with each other in Alabama

    February 18, 2017 9:55 PM

    WINFIELD, Ala. - Authorities say a father and son have been killed in a head-on collision with each other in Fayette County, Alabama. Alabama state troopers say alcohol is a factor in the crash that killed 50-year-old Jeffrey Morris Brasher and 22-year-old Austin Blaine Brasher. They both lived in Bankston,... more »
  • 26 people detained after Turkey car bomb attack

    February 18, 2017 11:20 AM

    ISTANBUL - Turkish officials say 26 people have been detained following a car bomb attack, which killed two people in the southeast of the country. The car bomb exploded Friday near the lodgings of judges and prosecutors in the mainly Kurdish town of Viransehir in Sanliurfa province, bordering Syria. Footage... more »
  • Woman admits to smoking meth before crash; two children hurt

    February 12, 2017 5:14 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Deputies arrested an impaired woman Saturday after she was involved in a crash which injured her two children. According to the East Baton Rouge Sheriff's Office, 55-year-old Rhonda Buche crashed her truck into a tree on Greenwell Springs Road around 2 p.m. Buche was injured along... more »
  • Gibson woman ejected from vehicle in deadly crash

    February 6, 2017 9:39 PM

    GIBSON- A woman was ejected from her vehicle and killed in a crash in Terrebonne Parish Monday afternoon. According to Louisina State Police, 46-year-old Amy MacDougall was traveling east on North Bayou Black Drive when she entered a curve on the roadway. MacDougall tried to steer with the curve... more »
  • Police: man shot at victims over money owed for car repairs

    February 4, 2017 3:28 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Police say a man faces attempted murder charges after he reportedly shot at someone over money owed for a car repair. The incident happened on around 2 a.m. on Dec. 2, 2016. According to arrest records, Baton Rouge Police officers responded to Kleinpeter Road in reference... more »
  • DOTD fixes potholes after officer crash, but some say it's not enough Play Video

    February 3, 2017 8:24 PM

    BATON ROUGE - A Baton Rouge Police officer, injured in a motorcycle crash after hitting a pot hole Wednesday, is expected to recover from his injuries. Police say he was escorting an 18-wheeler and hit the pothole...losing control of his bike and ended up hitting another vehicle. The officer has... more »
  • BRPD squad car involved in accident on Airline Highway Play Video

    February 3, 2017 8:18 PM

    BATON ROUGE - A Baton Rouge Police officer was involved in an accident on Airline Highway. #BREAKING @BRPD officer involved in a crash on Airline Hwy near Coursey Blvd. @WBRZ pic.twitter.com/YFSkVDuoaP — Brett Buffington (@BrettBuffington) February 4, 2017 The crash happened on Airline Highway... more »
  • Ohio mom made up story about 4-year-old in stolen car

    January 30, 2017 5:03 PM

    COLUMBUS - Police say an Ohio woman who said her 4-year-old daughter was sleeping in her car when it was stolen made up the story so officers would quickly find the vehicle. Columbus police say the car was located Monday morning and the child was found unharmed. But police had... more »
  • Man wanted for questioning after posing as car seller online

    January 24, 2017 1:56 PM

    BATON ROUGE – The East Baton Rouge Sheriff's Office is attempting to identify a suspect wanted for posing as a car seller online. The victim of the incident lives outside of Louisiana and reported that they were corresponding with a person selling a vehicle online, according to the sheriff's... more »
  • All lanes open in Prarieville after multiple crashes Tuesday morning

    January 24, 2017 10:05 AM

    ASCENSION - I-10 westbound between LA 30 and LA 73 reopened to drivers after it was shut down for hours due to multiple crashes. Commuters experienced heavy delays around 9 a.m. until the interstate reopened around 11:30 a.m. According to Louisiana State Police, there was an accident involving... more »
  • Man charged in rush-hour explosion that damaged a police car

    January 22, 2017 2:21 PM

    BOSTON - Police have charged a man they believe is responsible for a rush-hour bombing that damaged a Boston police cruiser but caused no serious injuries. Boston Police Commissioner William Evans said Sunday he doesn't know the motive of the Friday morning rush-hour explosion. He says a device deliberately left... more »
  • One taken to hospital following Old Scenic Hwy crash

    January 20, 2017 11:13 PM

    BAKER - Rescue crews worked to cut a person out of their car following a crash on Old Scenic Hwy. JUST IN: Here's a picture of the crash scene on Old Scenic. One person has been taken to the hospital. @WBRZ pic.twitter.com/66gESZ9lyG — Brett Buffington (@BrettBuffington) January 21,... more »
  • Traffic diverted on Siegen Lane following crash

    January 18, 2017 10:15 PM

    BATON ROUGE - A crash on Siegen Lane has forced law enforcement to divert traffic while they investigate. The crash happened at Siegen Lane and N. Mall Drive. Two vehicles were involved. It is unclear if there are any injuries. Traffic was being diverted through N. Mall Drive... more »
  • Burglars break into cop's rented car, get keys to truck, police car

    January 13, 2017 3:20 PM

    NEW ORLEANS - Police say burglars broke into an officer's rented car and found keys to an unmarked police car and a truck, and stole them both. A police spokesman says the unmarked car held the officer's gun and ammunition. Officer Aaron Looney says both vehicles were missing Friday, a... more »
  • Syrian media: Car bomb in Damascus countryside kill 5

    January 8, 2017 12:46 PM

    BEIRUT - Syria's state news agency says a car bomb explosion in southwest Damascus has killed at least five people and injured 15 others. The car bomb was detonated Sunday outside Sasa, a village in rural Damascus. Opposition activists said al-Qaida-linked group Fatah al-Sham Front carried out the suicide attack... more »
  • Storm causes 260 North Carolina vehicle crashes

    January 7, 2017 11:10 AM

    DURHAM, N.C. - North Carolina's governor says winter weather has caused numerous car crashes and is urging people to stay off the roads. Gov. Roy Cooper said Saturday that there were at least 260 traffic accidents between midnight and 6 a.m. as the winter storm blew in. Authorities say they... more »
  • Opposition: Death toll rises to at least 43 in car bomb in rebel-held Syrian border town with Turkey

    January 7, 2017 9:06 AM

    BEIRUT - Syria's opposition activists and rescue workers say at least 15 people were killed when a car bomb went off in a busy market in a Syrian rebel-held town along the Turkish border. The Syrian Civil Defense, a team of first responders, says the initial casualty count shows that... more »
  • Good Samaritan killed in Friday I-110 NB crash

    January 6, 2017 7:23 AM

    BATON ROUGE - A Good Samaritan was killed after trying to assist during a multi-car wreck Friday morning. Baton Rouge Police traffic homicide detectives say two separate accidents occurred around 3:30 a.m. near the Convention Street exit of North I-110. Detectives say a 2008 Mitsubishi Lancer was traveling... more »
  • Mom says she ate twigs, snow to survive 26-mile hike in snow

    December 28, 2016 4:12 PM

    GRAND CANYON NATIONAL PARK - A Pennsylvania woman who walked 26 miles through the snowy Arizona backcountry for help after her family's car got stuck says she survived by eating twigs and snow and a desire to rescue her stranded husband and 10-year-old son. Karen Klein told NBC News and... more »
  • Teen arrested for multiple car burglaries in Livingston

    December 28, 2016 10:02 AM

    LIVINGSTON – The Livingston Parish Sheriff's Office has arrested a suspect wanted for multiple car burglaries in the parish. Deputies arrested 17-year-old Blayson Fife following a joint investigation with the Livingston Parish Sheriff's Office and the Ascension Parish Sheriff's Office. Surveillance video captured Fife burglarizing vehicles in the... more »
  • Deputies looking for Central car burglars

    December 27, 2016 1:51 PM

    CENTRAL - East Baton Rouge Parish Sheriff's Deputies need help identifying a pair of car burglars caught on camera breaking into two vehicles. Early Thursday around 3:00 a.m., surveillance video captured the two outside of a home on Shoe Creek Drive breaking into a 2015 Ford F150 and a... more »
  • Slidell student dies after car crashed into bayou

    December 21, 2016 2:31 PM

    ST. TAMMANY PARISH – A Northshore High School student has died after a car crashed into a bayou near Highway 433 on Tuesday afternoon. The crash occurred around 4 p.m on Tuesday when 17-year-old Jonathan Lunsford of Slidell was driving westbound on LA 433. Lansford lost control of the... more »
  • Reward up to $40K in road-rage death of Arkansas 3-year-old

    December 20, 2016 12:41 PM

    LITTLE ROCK - The FBI has joined an investigation into the road-rage killing of a 3-year-old boy, who police say was fatally shot while riding in the backseat of his grandmother's car in Little Rock, Arkansas. The FBI also announced Monday that it's offering a $20,000 reward in the case.... more »
  • Mom who left son in snowstorm apparently under influence

    December 19, 2016 5:33 PM

    THORNTON - A Colorado woman accused of leaving her son alone in a car overnight during a snowstorm appeared to be under the influence of drugs or alcohol around the time she apparently abandoned the boy. Court documents say that surveillance video captured 26-year-old Nicole Carmon walking into a gas... more »
  • 19-year-old dies after car crash on I-59 near Slidell

    December 14, 2016 10:43 AM

    SLIDELL – A single-car crash claimed the life of a 19-year-old on Monday on I-59. The crash occurred on around 3 p.m. on I-59 just north of I-10 in Slidell when Denise Phillips was driving a Kia Optima northbound in the right lane. For reasons still under investigation, Phillips... more »
  • Police: 2 Georgia officers shot during traffic stop

    December 12, 2016 11:31 PM

    LAVONIA, S.C. - Police say two Georgia officers have been shot while trying to arrest a suspect in a stolen car. Multiple media outlets report that Lavonia police Chief Bruce Carlisle says the shooting started as a traffic stop. Carlisle says that when the two officers noticed the vehicle had... more »
  • Somalia: 4 killed in car bomb blast in the capital

    November 26, 2016 11:25 AM

    MOGADISHU, Somalia - A Somali police official says a car bomb has exploded near a police station in a busy market in the Somali capital, killing at least four people and injuring nine others. Capt. Mohamed Hussein said the bomber targeted a police station in Mogadishu's Waberi neighborhood, where President... more »
  • Woman wanted after hitting, dragging deputy with car

    November 17, 2016 10:09 AM

    CHALMETTE – St. Bernard Parish deputies are searching for a woman who is wanted for allegedly hitting a deputy with her car and dragging him several feet. WBRZ's sister station, WWL , reports that 40-year-old Antoinette Jacobs of New Orleans is wanted for attempted murder of a sheriff's deputy.... more »
  • Two men wanted for vehicle burglary, posed as Walmart employees

    November 14, 2016 6:02 PM

    HAMMOND – The Tangipahoa Parish Sheriff's Office is seeking the public's assistance in identifying two men accused of a vehicle burglary after attempting to pose as Walmart employees in separate incidents. The burglary took place on Oct. 28 at a home on Nicole Drive in Hammond. Around 12:30 a.m.,... more »
  • Georgia father guilty of murder in hot car death

    November 14, 2016 3:24 PM

    BRUNSWICK, Ga. - A Georgia father has been found guilty of murder in the 2014 death of his toddler son who perished after being left in a hot car. A jury reached its verdict Monday in the trial of Justin Ross Harris. The former Home Depot web developer's 22-month-old son,... more »
  • Car bomber kills 9 at Tikrit checkpoint

    November 6, 2016 11:18 AM

    MOSUL, Iraq - A provincial spokesman says a suicide attack against a security checkpoint north of Baghdad has killed at least nine people. The spokesman for Salahuddin province, Ali al-Hamdani, says the suicide bomber rammed his explosives-laden car during rush hour Sunday morning into the main checkpoint at the southern... more »
  • Car sharing program to launch in downtown Baton Rouge

    October 31, 2016 9:54 AM

    BATON ROUGE - Workers and residents in downtown Baton Rouge will soon have a new way to get around. Zipcar, a company that rents vehicles by the hour and day, is beginning a four-car pilot program following the success of its business at LSU, where it began operations earlier... more »
  • All lanes now open on I-110 NB

    October 21, 2016 7:53 AM

    BATON ROUGE - All lanes are now open on I-110 northbound. Friday morning, two right lanes were blocked on I-110 northbound past Florida Boulevard due to a car on fire. News 2's Ashley Fruge is monitoring the roadways. We will have updates on WBRZ.com and Twitter . more »
  • First responders tending to 3 car crash on Burbank Drive

    October 20, 2016 8:49 PM

    BATON ROUGE - First responders are on the scene of a 3 car accident on Burbank Drive. It happened before 7:30 p.m. near the 10000 block of Burbank Drive. The East Baton Rouge Sheriff's Office and Louisiana State Police are on the scene. Traffic has been delayed because... more »
  • Houma woman arrested in insurance fraud scheme

    October 12, 2016 10:23 PM

    HOUMA - Louisiana State Police have arrested a woman accused of fraudulent insurance claims dating back to 2014. 38-year-old Shanta Simmons was arrested Wednesday morning. In March, investigators in the insurance fraud/auto theft unit in Houma were contacted by fraud investigators with Progressive Insurance Company concerning fraudulent claims... more »
  • 17 killed in PKK car bomb in southeast Turkey; 27 wounded

    October 9, 2016 11:57 AM

    ISTANBUL - Kurdish militants detonated a car bomb Sunday outside a military checkpoint in southeast Turkey, killing nine soldiers and eight civilians, the local governor said. Cuneyit Orhan Toprak, governor of Hakkari province where the attack took place, gave the death toll to the private news channel NTV and said... more »
  • 2 Mississippi police officers fired in child's death

    October 5, 2016 10:45 AM

    LONG BEACH, Miss. - Reports say two Mississippi police officers have been fired after the death of a 3-year-old girl, who authorities say was left alone in a parked patrol car for four hours last week. Local media organizations report the Long Beach Board of Aldermen voted unanimously Tuesday night... more »
  • 2 officers on paid leave after child left in patrol car dies

    October 4, 2016 10:20 AM

    KILN, Miss. - Two police officers in Mississippi are on paid leave after a 3-year-old daughter of one of the officers died unattended in a patrol car. Hancock County Chief Deputy Sheriff Don Bass said Long Beach police officer Cassie Barker's daughter died Friday after the child was left in... more »
  • Few options after vehicles flood in repair shops Play Video

    October 3, 2016 5:50 PM

    BATON ROUGE - The owner of a pickup truck is caught in the middle of a fight after her truck was flooded at a mechanic shop in August. "I feel like [the business is ] financially responsible to replace the truck," said Mandi McKay. The gold, Mazda truck... more »
  • Ford confirms small car production moving from US to Mexico

    September 14, 2016 12:44 PM

    DETROIT - Ford Motor Co. says it's moving all of its U.S. small car production to Mexico. Ford CEO Mark Fields confirmed the long-expected move Wednesday during an event for investors and Wall Street analysts. Ford currently makes its Fiesta subcompact in Mexico, but its Focus and C-Max small cars... more »
  • Extended hours at OMV for flood victims Play Video

    September 5, 2016 6:26 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Not all government workers get the Labor Day holiday off. Louisiana's Office of Motor Vehicles had one office open Monday at Independence Boulevard for flood victims. Since the disaster, drivers have turned in about 400 license plates a day mostly from flooded out cars. The OMV... more »
  • Man arrested for attempted murder after running over ex-wife's girlfriend

    September 5, 2016 1:30 PM

    BATON ROUGE – Baton Rouge Police arrested a man for attempted second degree murder after running over his ex-wife's girlfriend with his vehicle. The incident occurred on Sept. 3 in the 1100 block of North 36th Street. BRPD arrived on the scene to find the woman laying in the... more »
  • Feds: Ignore that post about banning driver cell phone use

    August 22, 2016 8:41 PM

    DETROIT - Briefly Monday, it looked like the federal government was going to push all 50 states to ban the use of cell phones and other wireless devices while people are driving. But the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration now says it was all a mistake. The agency posted non-binding... more »
  • State Police sets up hotline for cars towed on I-12

    August 16, 2016 1:10 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Louisiana State Police have set up a hotline for people trying to get information on how to reclaim their cars that were towed after becoming stranded on I-12. Due to the recent severe weather and flooding in the state, numerous vehicles were left in the lanes... more »
  • Woman dies after struck by car on US 51

    August 4, 2016 2:09 PM

    HAMMOND – A woman walking along US 51 in Hammond died after she was struck by a car early Thursday morning. Around 4:30 a.m. Louisiana State Troopers responded to the crash and learned that 45-year-old Karen Rae Phillips was walking within the northbound lane of US 51. As Phillips... more »
  • Off duty officer and good Samaritans save man from submerged car

    July 28, 2016 3:53 PM

    VACHERIE – A man was saved from drowning by an off duty Port Allen officer and two good Samaritans after his car became submerged in a bayou in St. James Parish. On Wednesday around 6 p.m., Troopers responded to a crash on LA 20 in St. James Parish after a... more »
  • Used car dealers in Lafayette arrested for fraud scheme

    July 26, 2016 12:05 PM

    LAFAYETTE – The co-owners of a used car dealership in Lafayette face felony charges for allegedly stealing thousands of dollars in state sales tax revenues. Shawn Calvit and Michael Laue own and operate Lauco Auto Sales in Lafayette. Investigators with the Louisiana Department of Revenue say the two under... more »

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