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  • 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 check to see if lock exists for regeneration 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 »
  • 29-year-old dies in collision with freight train check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    December 12, 2012 8:41 PM

    WALKER- A 29-year-old woman was killed when she drove her car into the path of a freight train Wednesday afternoon. Walker Police said Laraye London-Phillips died after she was airlifted to an area hospital. London-Phillips was from Denham Springs. London-Phillips was hit as she turned from Florida Boulevard onto... more »
  • Train, vehicle collide in Walker

    December 12, 2012 5:15 PM

    WALKER - Authorities in Livingston Parish say a train collided with another vehicle this afternoon in Walker. Walker Police said it happened at at Sunland Drive and Florida Blvd. A department spokesperson said there were injuries, but couldn't say how many people were hurt or how badly. Police... more »
  • La. ranks 4th in train-vehicle crashes, injuries

    March 6, 2012 9:26 AM

    BATON ROUGE - Louisiana recorded fewer vehicle-train collisions and fatalities last year, but the number of related injuries rose slightly. That's according to preliminary 2011 data from the Federal Railroad Administration. Louisiana Operation Lifesaver said Monday the state ranked fourth nationally in the number of collisions and fourth in injuries... more »
  • Oil spilled following river collision

    February 17, 2012 7:16 AM

    LAPLACE - A five-mile stretch of the Mississippi River in southern Louisiana is closed following an oil spill. The Coast Guard says a tugboat pushing an oil tanker barge collided with a crane barge about 2 a.m. Friday, tearing a gash into the double-hulled tank. The accident occurred... more »
  • Man dies in Christmas Eve collision

    December 25, 2011 12:27 PM

    BATON ROUGE - A head-on collision late Christmas Eve left one man dead in Baton Rouge. It happened around 8:30 p.m. in the 12000 block of Highland Road near Siegen Lane. Sheriff's deputies say two vehicles were traveling east and west on Highland Road when they collided into... more »
  • I-10 traffic flowing smoothly after morning delays

    December 20, 2011 5:44 AM

    Update: All lanes are open on I-10 West. BATON ROUGE - An accident involving two tractor trailers caused major traffic congestion along I-10 westbound this morning. The accident is now cleared, however delays continued along the interstate for hours. more »
  • Search for missing man after boat collision

    September 28, 2011 2:27 PM

    HOUMA, La. - The Coast Guard is searching for a man after a boat collision in the Houma Navigational Canal. The Coast Guard was notified about the collision around 7:40 a.m. Wednesday. Authorities say one of the boats, an aluminum-hulled oyster boat, sank and a person who was... more »
  • Victim identified in pedestrian collision in Baton Rouge

    September 8, 2011 2:55 PM

    A pedestrian who died after being hit by a car overnight in Baton Rouge, has been identified. Police say Thach Nguyen stepped in front of a 1993 Geo Prism just after midnight in the 9100 block of South Choctaw. Nguyen was taken to the hospital, where he died.... more »
  • Girl missing after being thrown from boat

    July 17, 2011 12:31 PM

    CHALMETTE, La.- The Coast Guard is searching for a 12-year-old girl who was thrown from a boat following a collision with another boat Saturday in St. Bernard Parish. Authorities say the accident happened about 5:30 p.m. in Shell Beach Bayou. A boat searched for the girl through the... more »
  • Woman from Holden killed in head-on collision

    May 22, 2011 10:31 AM

    WALKER, La.- A woman from Holden died in a head-on collision. It happened on LA 447 south of I-12 in Livingston Parish yesterday evening. Louisiana State Police say 50-year-old Trudy Hebert died after crossing the center line and crashing head-on into an oncoming truck. Her car rolled off the... more »
  • EBR Sheriff involved in wreck, deputy injured

    March 29, 2011 2:52 PM

    BATON ROUGE - An SUV driven by Sheriff Sid Gautreaux was involved in a wreck that injured an East Baton Rouge deputy riding in his vehicle today. Gautreaux told News 2 after the collision he was turning left off of Acadian Thruway onto the I-10 West on-ramp, and didn't... more »
  • One person injured in crash on I-10E

    February 8, 2011 2:49 PM

    GROSSE TETE - Traffic was at a standstill on I-10E this afternoon while State Police worked an accident west of Baton Rouge. EMS reported a single-vehicle accident at mile marker 145 near Grosse Tete. A vehicle had gone off the road and into a stand of trees, and appeared... more »
  • Police identify victim killed in head-on crash

    February 4, 2011 3:41 PM

    BATON ROUGE – A Baton Rouge woman died after she was hit head-on in a three-vehicle crash last night, according to city police. Sgt. Don Stone identified the victim as 22-year-old Brooke Stimac, and said her vehicle was hit after she collided with another vehicle on Greenwell Springs Road just... more »
  • Van hits 18-wheeler head-on, blocks I-10W

    January 13, 2011 11:18 AM

    PRAIRIEVILLE - A head-on collision between a van and an 18-wheeler this morning has nearly shut down I-10 westbound near Prairieville. According to State Police, the driver of the van was critically injured when he drove across the median and into the path of the 18-wheeler, hitting it head-on. The... more »

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