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  • 3 dead after train-truck collision in Mississippi

    May 19, 2016 12:24 AM

    FLORA, MS - Authorities say a father and two children were killed instantly when their pickup truck and an Amtrak train collided in a small Mississippi town. Amtrak spokeswoman Christina Leeds said in a statement the Chicago-bound train hit the vehicle around 6:11 p.m. Wednesday. The collision happened in Flora,... more »
  • Sugar cane tractor collides with train

    December 17, 2015 2:53 PM

    BATON ROUGE - A train collided with a sugar cane farmer's tractor in Iberville Parish Thursday, according to the sheriff's office. Sheriff Brett Stassi said nobody was hurt in the collision. The collision happened on Catherine Road at LA 1 just after 1 p.m. according to the sheriff's... more »
  • No passengers hurt after train hits 18-wheeler

    November 3, 2015 5:08 PM

    PONCHATOULA - Authorities said no one was hurt after a passenger train and 18-wheeler collided Tuesday afternoon in Tangipahoa Parish. The collision happened on US 51 at I-55 around 3 p.m. according to the Tangipahoa Parish Sheriff's Office. State Police are on the scene assisting the sheriff's office,... 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 »
  • Vitter driver involved in Metairie crash

    October 23, 2015 4:29 PM

    NEW ORLEANS - Sheriff's deputies in Jefferson Parish said Senator David Vitter was in a vehicle which was involved in a collision in Metairie Friday afternoon, then left the scene before authorities arrived. However, the sheriff's office said Vitter and his driver did not violate state law because they... more »
  • Man dies after pushing his wife to safety

    September 28, 2015 8:54 PM

    PHOENIX, ARIZONA- A man on a sidewalk pushed his wife to safety as a car careened toward them and he was hit and killed. Juan Mena-Brito was hit by the car after it collided with another vehicle in an intersection. Witnesses say Mena-Brito pushed his wife out of the... more »
  • F-16, small plane collide over S. Carolina

    July 7, 2015 12:32 PM

    CHARLESTON, SC - An Air Force spokeswoman says the pilot of a crashed F-16 fighter jet ejected to safety. Maj. Morshe Araujo, a spokeswoman at Air Force headquarters at the Pentagon, says the F-16 originated from Shaw Air Force Base in South Carolina. Araujo says the pilot of the jet,... more »
  • River traffic slowly resuming after collision Play Video

    April 6, 2015 8:09 PM

    CONVENT - Traffic on the Mississippi River is slowly resuming after three vessels collided Monday night. The Coast Guard said Monday night that a smaller ship broke free from its mooring near Convent, drifted across the river and hit a tug or towing vessel as well as a tanker... more »
  • Four cars collide head-on early Monday morning

    March 23, 2015 5:31 AM

    BATON ROUGE - An investigation underway into an early Monday morning crash in Baton Rouge. Four cars collided near 4 a.m. On Mickens Road Near Copper Oaks Drive and Joor Road. The cars hit head on, and at least one went off the road. It is unknown if... more »
  • Metrolink says train car design likely saved lives

    February 24, 2015 8:38 AM

    OXNARD, CA - Southern California commuter rail officials say lives were likely saved in a crash in Oxnard by passenger cars designed to absorb a crash. The Metrolink train bound for Los Angeles struck a pickup truck abandoned Tuesday morning after its driver took a wrong turn and got stuck... more »
  • Head-on collision kills both drivers

    February 1, 2015 1:24 PM

    PIERRE PART - State Police are investigating a deadly crash that killed both drivers when their cars collided head-on. The crash happened early Sunday morning around 6:30 a.m. on LA 70 in Assumption Parish. Troopers say 51-year-old Lester Albarado was driving his truck northbound on LA 70 but... more »
  • 2 killed in head-on Lafourche Parish collision

    September 25, 2014 7:07 AM

    LAROSE - State police say two men died when a pickup truck crashed head-on into a tractor trailer and then was hit by a dump truck in Lafourche Parish. Trooper Evan Harrell identified the victims as 38-year-old Murphy Callais Jr., of Cut Off, and 62-year-old Lloyd Coleman, of Thibodaux. Harrell... more »
  • Coast Guard re-opens Mississippi River

    August 13, 2014 5:10 PM

    NEW ORLEANS - The Coast Guard Captain re-opened the Mississippi River between mile markers 96 and 98 to all river traffic Wednesday afternoon. The river shut down due to a two vessel collision and oil spill Tuesday near Gretna. According to the Coast Guard, the Maltese-flagged vessel Flag... more »
  • It's not made of cheese

    June 5, 2014 7:52 PM

    CAPE CANAVERAL, FLORIDA- New research adds strength to the theory that the moon was created by a collision between earth and a planet-sized object about four and a half billion years ago. Scientists from Germany studied moon rocks gathered from astronauts in the Apollo 11, 12 and 16 missions... more »
  • LSP: Driver intoxicated, going the wrong way

    March 11, 2014 10:40 AM

    RUDDOCK - A 32-year-old man died early Tuesday morning when he drove the wrong way down the interstate and crashed head-on into another vehicle. According to State Police, Brandon Craig was driving north of I-55 South between Ruddock and Manchac when he hit 31-year-old Conrad Hebert just after 4:30... more »
  • Towboat and barge hit, close bridge

    February 28, 2014 11:26 PM

    GROSSE TETE- A back-country route out of lower Iberville Parish is shutdown due to a boat's collision with the bridge over the Intracoastal Canal Friday. Sheriff Brett Stassi said no one was injured, but the swing mechanism on the bridge that connects Bayou Jacob Road to Highway 77 was... more »
  • Oil spill closes part of Miss. River in Louisiana

    February 23, 2014 5:15 PM

    NEW ORLEANS - The Coast Guard says a 65-mile stretch of the Mississippi River is closed until further notice while crews clean up oil from a barge that hit a towboat between Baton Rouge and New Orleans. The collision happened Saturday afternoon near Vacherie , 47 miles west of New... more »
  • Hit-and-run accident ends horse race through town

    September 21, 2013 1:23 PM

    OPELOUSAS, La. (AP) - It was a hit-and-run accident where the offending party rode away on his horse. Opelousas police continue to investigate a Wednesday horse race through the center of this town of 16,000, reports The Daily World ( http://bit.ly/1adn4iC ). It ended with one rider racing through a... more »
  • Retired officer killed in head-on collision

    July 11, 2013 10:26 AM

    MOREAUVILLE - Sheriff's deputies confirmed a retired law enforcement officer from Pointe Coupee Parish was one of two people who died in a head-on collision this morning in Avoyelles Parish. A spokesperson for the Avoyelles Parish Sheriff's Office said the drivers of both vehicles died in the crash, which... more »
  • Conn. train derailment slows down commuters

    May 20, 2013 8:46 AM

    HARTFORD, Conn. - Railroad officials in Connecticut say the morning commute is going as well as can be expected following Friday's train collision that that injured 72 people and has shut down service. Metro-North is using a fleet of 120 buses at the Bridgeport train station to help rail... more »
  • Crews working to contain oil after tugs collide on river

    February 14, 2013 10:55 PM

    BATON ROUGE- The Coast Guard and other emergency responders are on the Mississippi River, working to contain an oil spill after some tugboats collided. An official with the USCG told WBRZ News 2, a tug and barge was docked, off loading an oil product when another tug and barge... more »

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