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  • Obama pushing research on cars that talk to cars

    July 15, 2014 2:33 AM

    WASHINGTON, D.C. - President Barack Obama is envisioning a time when cars will be able to talk with other cars or with America's roads. He says such technology could prevent crashes, cut down on traffic and save gasoline. Obama on Tuesday will visit a federal highway research center in northern... more »
  • Tesla opening access to its electric car patents

    June 12, 2014 5:42 PM

    SAN FRANCISCO - Electric car maker Tesla Motors is opening access to its patents to accelerate electric vehicle development. Tesla CEO Elon Musk says the company will share several hundred patents and won't sue those who use them. Musk says the patents could be a "modest" help to other companies... more »
  • Collector's cars recovered in Livingston Parish Play Video

    May 14, 2014 2:26 PM

    WALKER - Deputies accused two Livingston Parish men recently of stealing a pair of classic cars and wrecking one of them. Sheriff's deputies arrested Royal Rhodus, 22, and Beaux Melancon, 23, on May 7 and accused them of stealing a pair of classic Corvettes from a Walker showroom. ... more »
  • In-your-face warning not enough for dangerous drivers Play Video

    April 21, 2014 10:26 PM

    LIVINGSTON PARISH - Despite the Department of Public Works installing caution signs on South Satsuma in Livingston Parish, residents who live near a dangerous curve say people are still ignoring the dangers and the warning signs. "Even after they put in the warning signs and the flashing lights, there... more »
  • Senator talks solutions for traffic problems Play Video

    April 4, 2014 10:36 PM

    BATON ROUGE- Fed up with traffic, Senator Dale Erdey, from Livingston, pushed for a meeting with State Police and DOTD officials to discuss the perpetual congestion on Capital City interstates. The traffic problems aren't news to locals and even out-of-towners are sick of the mess. "From Pensacola all... more »
  • Rail cars used to ship oil called "unacceptable"

    February 26, 2014 3:18 PM

    WASHINGTON- A federal safety official says the rail tank cars being used to ship crude oil from North Dakota's Bakken region are an "unacceptable public risk," and even cars voluntarily upgraded by the industry "may not be sufficient." National Transportation Safety Board member Robert Sumwalt told a House subcommittee Wednesday... more »
  • Company recalls millions of car seats Play Video

    February 20, 2014 4:43 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Graco, a company that makes baby products, recalled 3.7 million car seats last week. Dr. Mindy Calandro, a pediatrician, said they recalled the product because the seat belts were too tight. Company officials said the seat belts were so tight that they needed to be cut... more »
  • Group of teens busted for boosting six cars in three weeks

    January 9, 2014 8:09 PM

    GONZALES - Police arrested a group of teens accused of stealing six cars over a three week period in Gonzales. According to Gonzales Police, two 17-year-olds and two 16-year-olds burglarized and stole multiple cars from residential neighborhoods. Detectives said the car thefts occurred from December 16, 2013 to January... more »
  • US pushes states on disabling drunk drivers' cars

    December 17, 2013 2:35 PM

    WASHINGTON- U.S. Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx wants states to require first-time drunken drivers to use alcohol breath monitors before they get behind the wheel. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration released guidelines on Tuesday for states to use "ignition interlock programs." The programs force drivers to blow into a breath... more »
  • Surveillance camera gets good shot of burglar Play Video

    November 18, 2013 9:02 PM

    CENTRAL - East Baton Rouge Sheriff's Detectives are looking for at least one suspect seen burglarizing a number of cars in Comite Hills. At least 15 vehicles were hit in the Central neighborhood early Sunday morning. Victims say their cars were unlocked and the suspects were able to steal... more »
  • Brusly Police searching for burglar Play Video

    October 15, 2013 5:48 PM

    BRUSLY- Police are looking for a thief after 11 unlocked cars were burglarized in the Brusly Oaks subdivision Sunday night. The thief ransacked the unlocked vehicles, stealing prescription pills, electronics and at least one gun. "Opened up my passenger door, which was unlocked, and just so happened, my... more »
  • Evening crash shuts down Florida Blvd.

    October 11, 2013 9:27 PM

    BATON ROUGE - A two-vehicle accident temporarily closed part of Florida near 7th Street in downtown Baton Rouge Friday evening. Police say one person suffered broken bones in the accident but is expected to recover. Cops are still investigating the cause of the crash. No tickets have been... more »
  • Parking lots shut down for LSU game after heavy rain

    September 21, 2013 10:52 AM

    BATON ROUGE - Parking woes hit LSU gameday after multiple parking lots shut down due to heavy rain. The Bernie Moore Track Field and the lot by the Natatorium are closed. Parking has been redirected to the Old Alex Box outfield and the soccer stadium lot off Skip Bertman... more »
  • Cold case solved but a new mystery

    September 18, 2013 7:51 PM

    FOSS, OKLAHOMA- One case from 1970 may be solved but authorities have a new one after two cars were pulled from Foss Lake. The remains of as many as six people may be in the cars. The case authorities says is solved involved the disappearance of three teens. Both cars... more »
  • Mayor wants more license plate readers for police cars

    August 13, 2013 10:49 PM

    BATON ROUGE- Mayor Kip Holden will being the two-phase process of asking city leaders to back him on accepting a grant that will furnish the city police force with another piece of equipment to read license plates Wednesday. Holden's staff is introducing a measure to take the $19,000 grant... more »
  • Warrant issued, cars sought in overnight murder

    June 6, 2013 2:23 PM

    GEISMAR - Sheriff's deputies in Ascension Parish asked for the public's help tracking down multiple suspects in a murder last night. Detectives said just after 8 p.m. Wednesday deputies found Bernard Solomon, 20, shot in the intersection of Ellem Road and Stevenson Road off Highway 73. EMS took him... more »
  • APSO: Witnesses trapped teen breaking into cars

    May 29, 2013 4:23 PM

    GONZALES - Gonzales residents surrounded and trapped a 16-year-old boy after they said he tried to break into several cars in the area, according to the Ascension Parish Sheriff's office. Deputies recieved a call Monday night after Gonzales residents saw a man trying to burglarize a number of vehicles... more »
  • New patrol cars for Ascension Parish Sheriff's Office Play Video

    November 29, 2012 5:59 PM

    GONZALES - The Ascension Parish Sheriff's Office is rolling out older units and making way for new ones. Due to mileage as well as wear and tear, 20 Ford Crown Victorias will be decommissioned and sold at auction. They will be replaced with 20 new Dodge Chargers, which cost... more »
  • State: vehicle thefts in Louisiana drop

    November 5, 2012 8:55 PM

    BATON ROUGE- Louisiana's a little bit safer for your automobile, according to the Commissioner of Insurance. Jim Donelon reported Monday, vehicle thefts in Louisiana have declined nearly 42 percent over a five-year period from 2006 through 2011. "We are pleased that we continue to see progress since, in... more »
  • BRPD: Car murders not connected Play Video

    March 5, 2012 6:15 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Since the beginning of 2012, Baton Rouge Police have investigated six murders where the victim was shot inside a car. Five of those happened in a two mile radius from I-110 east to Greenwell Springs Road and south of Choctaw. 25-year-old Jeremy Stewart is the... more »
  • Police cars damaged in chase

    February 27, 2012 2:14 PM

    LAFAYETTE, La.- An early morning police chase of a pickup truck originally seen driving recklessly in a parking lot, ended up with several Lafayette police cars damaged. Police say the truck led police on a chase about 2:20 a.m. Monday. During the chase the suspect's truck struck multiple barricades. The... more »
  • License plate reader units hitting streets across EBR

    January 19, 2012 10:44 PM

    BATON ROUGE- There's another camera, crime-fighting tool hitting the streets of East Baton Rouge Parish, literally. The License Plate Reader program is up and running in two agencies, with three others expected to have them online in a matter of weeks. The system, paid for with grant money,... more »
  • One dead after wreck on Florida Blvd.

    August 9, 2011 3:12 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Police are investigating a Tuesday morning wreck that resulted in the death of one driver. It happened around 7:30 a.m. Tuesday in the 10200 block of Florida Boulevard, just west of Sharp Lane. Police said Carlos Rodriguez, 20, was driving a car east on Florida... more »
  • Agency says e-mails about registration false

    July 19, 2011 4:36 PM

    BATON ROUGE - The state Office of Motor Vehicles says it's still sending out vehicle registration renewal notices. The agency said Tuesday that it's learned of e-mails incorrectly saying that the notices are not being mailed out because of state budget cuts. OMV Commissioner Nick Gautreaux says the... more »
  • Arrest made in multiple Ascension Parish car burglaries

    June 24, 2011 2:57 PM

    PRAIRIEVILLE - Deputies arrested a woman Friday in connection with a series of car break-ins in Ascension Parish subdivisions. Investigators said Sara Espinoza, 21, broke into several cars in the northeast part of the parish early Thursday morning. Someone called the sheriff's office to report suspicious activity, and... more »
  • Consumers borrowed more in February to buy cars

    April 7, 2011 2:09 PM

    WASHINGTON - Consumers borrowed more money in February to buy new cars but cut back on pulling out their credit cards to make purchases. The Federal Reserve says consumers increased their borrowing by $7.6 billion in February. It was the fifth consecutive monthly gain. All of the strength... more »
  • Purse-snatching suspect arrested after search

    December 16, 2010 12:41 PM

    BATON ROUGE - State Police say a man suspected of stealing a woman's purse in the Capitol area has been arrested after a short pursuit and manhunt. Trooper Russell Graham said Dept. of Public Safety officers chased the man into the Spanishtown area after the incident occurred. Baton... more »
  • New Orleans luxury railcars likely to be sold

    October 27, 2010 10:27 AM

    The vintage Pullman cars in New Orleans are likely headed for the auction block. A decision to solicit the antique cars could come as early as Thursday. That's when new Public Belt commissioners, appointed recently by Mayor Mitch Landrieu, will meet for a second time. They will recommend seeking... more »
  • EPA OK's raising level of ethanol in gasoline

    October 14, 2010 6:56 PM

    The Environmental Protection Agency OK’d raising the level of ethanol in gasoline to 15 percent. However, the corn-based fuel could have adverse effects on some cars. News 2’s Kristy Davis got answers on what to watch for at the pump. more »
  • Man arrested in connection with Sunday morning car shootings

    October 12, 2010 9:59 PM

    A man who police said shot at three cars in the early morning hours this past Sunday was arrested tonight. East Baton Rouge Sheriff’s deputies said they believe 26-year-old Jason Robert Wyrick came across the first victims, a man and woman, while driving on Acadian Thruway near Perkins Road around... more »
  • Police still searching for man who shot at three cars yesterday

    October 11, 2010 10:39 PM

    Police are still searching for a man who shot at three cars in the early morning hours yesterday. The incidents happened at Interstate 12 and Essen Lane, Jefferson Highway and Drusilla Lane and Jefferson Highway near Airline Highway. In some cases, the man shot the finger at the drivers... more »
  • 3 Morgan City men arrested in Houma car break-ins

    October 9, 2010 2:48 PM

    Three Morgan City men have been charged in a string of vehicle burglaries that took place around Houma on Oct. 2. The Courier reported the Terrebonne Parish Sheriff's Office arrested 19-year-old Michael Francois Jr., 21-year-old Broderick Junifer, 21, and 18-year-old Chaz Collins. Each was booked with seven counts of simple... more »
  • NO mayor creates new policy for taking cars home

    July 16, 2010 5:16 AM

    Mayor Mitch Landrieu has revised the city's policy on allowing employees to take them home. Only employees whose job assignment and responsibilities that are beneficial to the city and require them to respond to onsite city-related incidences on a 24-hour basis will be issued a city vehicle. Under the revised... more »
  • U.S. cars top imports for first time on quality survey

    June 17, 2010 12:30 PM

    U.S. automakers have surpassed imported brands for the first time on a survey of the quality of new cars. J.D. Power and Associates says that owners of domestic cars reported fewer problems on average during the first 90 days of ownership than foreign cars and trucks. It's the... more »
  • Obama orders new fuel standards for future

    May 21, 2010 3:24 PM

    Environmentalists are applauding President Barack Obama's order for mileage and pollution limits for big trucks -- and for a tightening of the limits for future cars and SUVs. In making the announcement, Obama envisioned vehicles that run on half the fuel they currently use, and give off half the... more »
  • Abita Springs adds park-and-ride lot

    April 15, 2010 7:30 AM

    Abita Springs has opened a new Park and Ride facility for commuters. The lot features 80 spaces for cars and a covered pavilion waiting area. The Abita Springs lot is the tenth parish-wide. more »
  • Disgruntled former employee disabled cars sold by dealership

    March 17, 2010 8:37 PM

    A man fired from a car dealership in Austin, Texas used the internet to remotely disable ignitions on cars and set off car horns of more than 100 vehicles sold at his former workplace. Police arrested 20-year-old Omar Ramos-Lopez and charged him with breach of computer security. Police say he... more »
  • Car sharing program at Loyola, Tulane

    March 17, 2010 5:29 AM

    Loyola and Tulane universities have announced plans with a car rental business to start a car-sharing program for faculty and staff. Loyola says the program will enable participants to maintain the benefits of a personal car while only paying for the vehicle when they use it. The universities are offering... more »
  • Ordinance hearing set on addressing junkyards

    March 16, 2010 6:29 AM

    There will be a public hearing on April 12 to get public comment on a proposed ordinance to begin regulating junkyards in Evangeline Parish. Residents who live near the sites have complained to the police jury. The jury instructed its attorney to include a nuisance provision that would address residences... more »
  • Woman killed in valet parking accident

    March 15, 2010 6:24 AM

    New Orleans police are investigating a bizarre crash at the valet parking area of Harrah's Casino that left a woman dead and two men injured. The coroner identified the victim as 30-year-old Quiana Jones. Police say a 22-year-old male valet service employee, lost control of an SUV while backing up.... more »
  • Judge halts rule on tire insurance

    February 19, 2010 6:06 AM

    A state district judge has granted Louisiana's auto dealers' and tire stores' request to temporarily stop the state from forcing them to become licensed insurance agents in order to sell tire-and-wheel road hazard coverage. In December, Insurance Commissioner Jim Donelon's office issued a directive saying that, short of action by... more »
  • Saints fans adding flair to their vehicles

    February 2, 2010 5:23 PM

    Many drivers in the area have added a little "Who Dat" flair to their cars, whether it's a flag or a window decal. But some fans are getting their cars souped up for the Super Bowl. Most of the decals being installed can easily peel off, but some vinyl logos... more »
  • Changes to DOTD sites, car fleet considered

    November 18, 2009 9:56 AM

    The Louisiana Commission on Streamlining Government is scheduled to take up two recommendations involving the Department of Transportation and Development. One involves reducing the number of DOTD districts by two. There are currently nine. That could reduce the number of sites and office workers needed for the department's current locations.... more »
  • Two men charged in car burglaries

    November 13, 2009 10:34 AM

    Two men were arrested, accused in a string of car burglaries along the Amite River Diversion Canal. Investigators say Robert Falcon, Jr., and Carl Manning stole money, cell phones, jewelry and other items from at least six vehicles on River Highlands Drive and Water Front East. The burglaries happened in... more »
  • More than 1,600 interested in new Monroe company

    October 7, 2009 9:11 AM

    More than 1,600 people have shown interest in working for a start-up auto manufacturer in Monroe, even though applications won't be accepted for months. V-Vehicle Co. is converting the vacant Guide Corp. headlamp plant into an assembly plant to build a car that will cost about $10,000 and get... more »

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