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  • Amid I-10 expansion announcement, WBR wishes for new bridge Play Video

    January 12, 2018 8:06 PM

    PORT ALLEN - Officials announced Friday I-10 will be expanding from the bridge to the split, avoiding the West Baton Rouge area. Folks in that area are hoping for some traffic relief, but they know the expansion won't be a final fix. They want a new bridge. "We've been... more »
  • Deaths of two Texas toddlers left in hot car ruled homicides

    August 6, 2017 1:55 PM

    WEATHERFORD, Texas - Autopsies show two North Texas toddlers died of heatstroke after investigators say their mother allegedly left them in her hot car for several hours to teach them a lesson. A medical examiner determined the deaths of 2-year-old Juliet Ramirez and 1-year-old Cavanaugh Ramirez of Weatherford... more »
  • BRPD checking cruisers for carbon monoxide poisoning

    July 28, 2017 8:08 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Baton Rouge police are looking into their own cruisers after officers in Texas raised concerns about exhaust fumes leaking into police cruisers. Both BRPD and the Austin Police Department drive Ford Explorer SUVs. APD recently pulled nearly 400 Explorers after their officers complained about potential carbon... more »
  • 'Cars 3' speeds to No. 1, Tupac biopic nets strong debut

    June 18, 2017 12:22 PM

    LOS ANGELES - Lightning McQueen and his pals in "Cars 3" raced to the top spot at the box office this weekend, pushing "Wonder Woman" into second place for the first time since it opened. Studio estimates on Sunday said Disney and Pixar's "Cars 3" opened with $53.5... more »
  • Transportation summit aims to address traffic problems in Baton Rouge Play Video

    April 25, 2017 8:58 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Whether it's getting stuck on a bridge, sitting in traffic congestion for hours, or being caught up in a breakdown, Baton Rouge drivers are all too familiar with transportation issues. The BTR Summit this week was aimed at finding solutions for the city's day-to-day traffic problems.... more »
  • Uber suspends self-driving car program in 2 states after crash

    March 27, 2017 12:49 PM

    NEW YORK - Uber says its self-driving cars remains suspended in Arizona and Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, following a crash over the weekend. There were no serious injuries reported in the incident in Tempe, Arizona on Friday night. Police said the self-driving Uber SUV was obeying the law while the human driver... more »
  • Intel buying car tech company Mobileye in $14.09B deal

    March 13, 2017 10:03 AM

    SANTA CLARA - Intel is buying Mobileye in a deal valued at about $14.09 billion, the latest push by a major tech company into autonomous vehicles that could change the way traffic moves globally. Intel Corp. will pay $63.54 for each Mobileye N.V. share, which is a 34 percent premium... more »
  • Atlanta, other cities eye test tracks for self-driving cars

    February 20, 2017 7:51 AM

    ATLANTA - Self-driving vehicles could one day begin tooling down a bustling Atlanta street full of cars, buses, bicyclists and college students, as the city vies with other communities nationwide to test the emerging technology. City officials say they aim to demonstrate such a vehicle on North Avenue as early... more »
  • Cars catch fire in Disneyland parking structure, no injuries

    February 13, 2017 9:11 PM

    ANAHEIM, Calif. - Authorities say several cars caught fire in the main parking structure at Disneyland, and about a half-dozen people are being treated for smoke inhalation. Anaheim police said Monday that the fires that broke out at the Mickey & Friends Parking Structure have been extinguished and firefighters are... more »
  • EPA accuses Fiat Chrysler of cheating on emissions tests

    January 12, 2017 12:42 PM

    WASHINGTON - The U.S. government is accusing Fiat Chrysler of failing to disclose software in some of its pickups and SUVs with diesel engines that allows them to emit more pollution than allowed under the Clean Air Act. The Environmental Protection Agency is investigating whether the auxiliary emission control devices... more »
  • DOTD cautions Baton Rouge drivers of slick roads overnight Play Video

    January 6, 2017 11:35 PM

    BATON ROUGE - DOTD officials are warning drivers possible icy conditions could leave the roads dangerous for drivers. Crews are prepared with salt to keep the roads from freezing overnight. There are many staging areas across the state, including by the Mississippi River Bridge. Workers say they hope to keep... more »
  • Frozen roadways worry Mississippi residents Play Video

    January 6, 2017 10:03 PM

    WOODVILLE, Miss. - As winter storm warnings stay in effect, Mississippi counties are bracing for more ice and cold overnight. Throughout the day Friday, parts of Mississippi experienced rain, sleet, and some snow. What's left behind could cause a mess on the roads. "My buddy passed a car and then... more »
  • New Year's Day chase leads Walker Police to drug arrest

    January 5, 2017 8:28 PM

    WALKER - Walker Police have arrested a man on multiple charges after a traffic stop turned into a chase. Officers say 32-year-old Joshua Harbin of Independence was driving a green Dodge pickup when they attempted to pull him over for failing to use a turn signal turning onto Brian... more »
  • Son cleaning up deceased father's blight Play Video

    January 5, 2017 6:59 PM

    BATON ROUGE - A blighted house and a property overflowing with cars, tools and thousands of other items are in the process of being cleaned up. Neighbors and home associations contacted 2 On Your Side to help clean it up, after their please with the city-parish went unanswered. ... more »
  • Uber to keep self-driving cars in San Francisco

    December 16, 2016 7:05 PM

    SAN FRANCISCO - The leader of Uber's self-driving car program says the ride-hailing service he launched this week in San Francisco will continue despite regulators' objections. California transportation officials have demanded that Uber stop picking up passengers in a handful of Volvo SUVs tricked out with a suite of sensors... more »
  • Uber self-driving cars hit the streets of San Francisco

    December 14, 2016 11:29 AM

    SAN FRANCISCO - Uber says that passengers in San Francisco can now use its app to summon a ride in a car that can drive itself. While Wednesday's launch may set the tech-steeped city abuzz, it could also antagonize California regulators, who require permits for testing self-driving prototypes in public.... more »
  • Michigan lets autonomous cars on roads without human driver

    December 9, 2016 12:34 PM

    DETROIT - Companies can now test self-driving cars on Michigan public roads without a driver or steering wheel under new laws that could push the state to the forefront of autonomous vehicle development. The package of bills signed into law Friday comes with few specific state regulations and leaves many... more »
  • Ford recalls 680,000 cars; seat belts may not hold in crash

    December 2, 2016 12:00 PM

    DETROIT - Ford is recalling more than 680,000 midsize sedans mainly in North America because the front seat belts may not hold people in a crash. The recall covers certain 2013 to 2016 Ford Fusion, 2013 to 2015 Lincoln MKZ and 2015 and 2016 Ford Mondeo cars. Ford says heat... more »
  • Trump's infrastructure plans excite Louisiana businesses, drivers Play Video

    November 10, 2016 8:06 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Excitement is growing in Baton Rouge, after President-Elect Donald Trump said he plans to invest $1 trillion to improve the country's infrastructure. Businesses like Ascenion Ready Mix concrete company in Ascension Parish are hoping work picks up once Trump takes office. "I could always use more projects,"... more »
  • City-Parish unveils 10 electric car charging stations in downtown BR Play Video

    October 17, 2016 5:16 PM

    BATON ROUGE – Mayor Kip Holden, City-Parish officials and others unveiled the installation of ten charging stations for electric cars around the city on Monday. The charging stations are a part of an initiative to encourage the use of electric cars in the city. Mayor Holden said that... more »
  • City-Parish to kick-off electric car initiative for downtown BR

    October 13, 2016 10:38 AM

    BATON ROUGE – The City-Parish will kick off a new initiative that will bring charging stations to downtown Baton Rouge to accommodate and encourage the use of electrical cars. A press conference will be held on Monday, Oct. 17 at 11 a.m. at the North Boulevard Town Square to... more »
  • APSO urging residents to keep cars locked to prevent theft

    October 6, 2016 6:19 PM

    ASCENSION PARISH – The Ascension Parish Sheriff's Office is making another push for residents to lock their car doors to prevent thieves from stealing valuables. According to the Sheriff's Office, 99 percent of all vehicle burglaries that occur in the parish are from unlocked vehicles. A sign has... more »
  • Tesla's 3Q deliveries more than double

    October 2, 2016 5:42 PM

    NEW YORK - Electric vehicle maker Tesla Motors Inc. says global deliveries of its cars more than doubled in the third quarter to 24,500 compared to a year ago. The company said about 15,800 Model S and 8,700 Model X sport-utility vehicles were delivered to customers in the latest quarter.... more »
  • 20th Cruisin' the Coast kicking off on Mississippi coast

    October 1, 2016 2:48 PM

    GULFPORT - Classic cars have been rolling into south Mississippi over the past week for the 20th annual Cruisin' the Coast event. It kicks off Sunday night with a parade in Pascagoula. Cruisin' chairman Woody Bailey told The Mississippi Press that registrations are running about 370 ahead of last year,... more »
  • What to look for when buying a used car Play Video

    September 22, 2016 7:12 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Thousands of cars flooded last month, including cars on lots. Flood damaged cars can find their way back onto the sales market in lots or for sale by owner and it might be difficult to tell from the outside, whether that car has water damage. Frank... more »
  • OMV requiring disclosure of water damaged vehicles Play Video

    September 20, 2016 9:55 AM

    BATON ROUGE - The Office of Motor Vehicle Commission is now requiring another document when drivers buy or sell their car, particularly if it is flood damaged. With the thousands of cars that were totaled by flood water during last month's flood, many cars have to be replaced. However,... more »
  • Exec: Most Lyft rides will be in autonomous cars in 5 years

    September 18, 2016 3:41 PM

    DETROIT - A co-founder of the Lyft ride-hailing service predicts that self-driving cars will handle a majority of his company's rides within five years. Lyft President John Zimmer also says personal car ownership will come to an end as the cost of autonomous rides falls. He made the predictions Sunday... more »
  • Michigan moves to not require human in driverless test cars

    September 7, 2016 11:06 AM

    LANSING, Mich. - Michigan would no longer require that someone be inside a self-driving car while testing it on public roads under bills advancing in the Legislature. The change won unanimous Senate approval Wednesday and could reach Gov. Rick Snyder's desk within months. The legislation is designed to keep the... more »
  • Flooded car questions answered Play Video

    August 29, 2016 11:21 PM

    BATON ROUGE - As the clean-up effort continues around south Louisiana, people are trying to get back into their normal routine but that's difficult without a car. Thousands of cars flooded, but if your insurance does not cover storm-related damage, FEMA says you must verify that it happened as... more »
  • Rain causing heavy traffic and stalled cars during Tuesday commute

    July 26, 2016 4:35 PM

    BATON ROUGE – As thunderstorms are moving through the city, rain has caused multiple accidents and stalled cars during the Tuesday afternoon commute. DOTD reported four accidents since 2:47 p.m. and four stalled vehicles. One of those vehicles has caused the exit ramp to North Street on I-110 near... more »
  • 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 »
  • 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 »

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