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  • Buick introduces 1st convertible in US in 25 years

    June 29, 2016 1:19 PM

    Buick's first convertible for the U.S. market in 25 years is a stylish, comfortable, soft-top cruiser that's reasonably priced, seats up to four people and has an expandable trunk. The starting manufacturer's suggested retail price, including destination charge, for the Buick Cascada is just $33,990 - a base price that... more »
  • 2 Lafayette men jailed after pair found dead in burned cars

    June 26, 2016 3:17 PM

    LAFAYETTE - Two Lafayette men have been arrested for the murder of two people found dead Tuesday in separate burned cars. Joshua Willis, 31, was arrested Saturday on two counts of first degree murder and one count of attempted sexual battery. Joseph O. Sylvester, 21, was arrested on two counts... more »
  • Will robot cars drive traffic congestion off a cliff?

    May 15, 2016 2:47 PM

    WASHINGTON - Self-driving cars are expected to usher in a new era of mobility, safety and convenience. But here's the problem, according to researchers: People will use them too much. Experts foresee robot cars chauffeuring children to school, dance class and baseball practice. The disabled and elderly will have new... more »
  • Automakers agree to put automatic braking in cars by 2022

    March 17, 2016 1:25 PM

    WASHINGTON - Transportation officials and automakers say they've agreed to make automatic braking standard in nearly all cars within six years - by 2022. Mark Rosekind - who heads the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration - says the voluntary agreement with 20 car manufacturers means that the important safety technology... more »
  • New sign on Acadian is drawing in unexpected attention Play Video

    December 28, 2015 5:12 PM

    BATON ROUGE - As drivers pass down Acadian, more and more are noticing a new sign. Some are even stopping to read it. Four weeks ago, Jeff Cobb was on his way home with dinner when a driver ran a red light, plowing into his car. He only suffered... more »
  • Gov't to add automatic braking to 5-star car safety rating

    November 2, 2015 2:58 PM

    WASHINGTON - The government is adding automatic braking to its five-star safety rating system designed to help consumers identify the most important safety technologies to look for in new cars. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration said automatic braking will be added to the ratings beginning with 2018 model... more »
  • Melons tossed at cars

    September 14, 2015 8:57 PM

    RENO, NEVADA- The preferred fruit to throw at cars in Reno appears to be a watermelon. Vandals are lobbing the melons and they're causing damage. One woman reports a watermelon dented the side of her car and it was attacked again, this time busting her windshield. Angelique Ybarra says... more »
  • Neighborhood reeling after random shooting Play Video

    August 24, 2015 7:30 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Police are still investigating a random shooting that left a trail of chaos and a woman hit by a stray bullet. Police are releasing new information about what happened along the 3900 block of Government St. The gunfire hit two cars driving down the road, and... more »
  • 50 Cent's bankruptcy papers show 7 cars, businesses in red

    August 4, 2015 12:11 PM

    HARTFORD, CT - Rapper 50 Cent says in a Connecticut bankruptcy filing that he owns seven cars valued at more than $500,000, including a 2010 Rolls Royce and a 1966 Chevrolet Coupe. His Farmington property is his most valuable property. It's listed in papers filed Monday at nearly $8.3 million.... more »
  • Cars burn as wildfire leaps across freeway

    July 17, 2015 8:57 PM

    HESPERIA, CALIFORNIA- A wildfire swept across a freeway in Southern California, burning at least 20 vehicles and backed up traffic for miles. Its not clear if anyone is hurt. The fire broke out alongside Interstate 15, which is the main route between Southern California and Las Vegas at Cajon... more »
  • Residents concerned over vehicle break-ins Play Video

    June 17, 2015 6:29 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Ten burglaries have been reported to have happened at the Palisades at Jaguar City apartment complex on Scenic Highway, according to the Baton Rouge Police Department. "They knew exactly where the clippers were, and they probably knew the person," said Brenda Shelton, who didn't want to... more »
  • Blast of pollen accompanies first day of spring Play Video

    March 20, 2015 6:03 PM

    BATON ROUGE - It's that time of the year that seems to irritate our sinuses all while covering our cars. Spring is back and so is pollen. However, many people were outside enjoying the first day of spring on Friday. Others were headed to local car washes hoping to... more »
  • Lexus tops auto dependability survey

    February 25, 2015 12:15 PM

    DETROIT - Lexus rates as the most dependable car brand for the fourth consecutive year in J.D. Power's annual survey. Buick, Toyota, Cadillac and Honda and Porsche - which were tied - rounded out the top five spots. J.D. Power surveyed 34,000 owners of 2012 model year vehicles and asked... more »
  • State agency fighting Jindal administration over cars Play Video

    December 18, 2014 5:13 PM

    BATON ROUGE - The Louisiana Public Service Commission is fighting back against Governor Jindal's administration to keep its state cars. This comes after the Division of Administration announced plans to auction more than 700 state vehicles in early 2015. Of the state's more than 11,000 vehicles around 1,400 of... more »
  • Zachary removes eyesores from neighborhoods

    December 17, 2014 6:18 PM

    ZACHARY - Residents are excited the city is removing eyesores and junk vehicles from around town. "Clean up all of these old raggedy cars just sitting up there. (It's) not doing them any service, so you know it's not doing me any service just sitting there," said Bobby Williams... more »
  • PSC won't allow Jindal administration to sell its vehicles

    December 17, 2014 1:45 PM

    BATON ROUGE - The Louisiana Public Service Commission is refusing to turn over seven vehicles to Gov. Bobby Jindal's administration to be sold at auction early next year. The five elected members of the utility regulatory agency voted Wednesday for a resolution directing its staff not to relinquish the vehicles.... more »
  • Traffic calming has some less than calm Play Video

    November 12, 2014 6:28 PM

    BATON ROUGE - An experiment to calm traffic in the Goodwood neighborhood has some wondering if the project will work. The plan changed several streets in the subdivision into one way roads and directed cars, typically cutting through, to other streets. Some residents think the changes will make... more »
  • Gonzales council drops budget ax on police again Play Video

    September 9, 2014 6:17 PM

    GONZALES - A day after the council decided to amend the budget for a third time, cutting out funding to the police department, Chief of Police Sherman Jackson defended his request for more than $400,000. "I think they're out of touch, one of them asked me if I think... more »
  • 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 »

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