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  • Heavy traffic on I-10 East at LA 415

    March 11, 2017 6:57 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Heavy traffic has been reported on I-10 East at LA 415 following construction that took place Saturday morning. Congestion has cleared about six miles from the LA 415(Lobdell) exit as of 9 p.m. The congestion was caused by construction that was completed earlier in the day.... more »
  • Game 1 of LSU-Wichita State series delayed due to weather

    March 10, 2017 10:18 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Friday night's LSU baseball matchup against Witchita State has been postponed due to weather. Heavy rains and lightening in the area has forced officials to delay the game until 9:30 p.m. Getting it from both sides here at the Box. Strong puddling as well... more »
  • White House moves to delay environmental rules

    January 24, 2017 9:01 PM

    WASHINGTON - The Trump administration is moving to delay implementation of at least 30 environmental rules finalized in the closing months of President Barack Obama's term. That could be a potential first step in seeking to kill the regulations. A summary of actions published Tuesday in the Federal Register includes... more »
  • Dylann Roof's lawyers want delay after officer's mistrial

    December 6, 2016 5:00 PM

    COLUMBIA, S.C. - Lawyers for Dylann Roof want to delay picking a jury in his federal death penalty trial because of the publicity surrounding the mistrial in a former police officer's case. Roof's lawyers filed the request Tuesday. Jury selection is expected to start Wednesday in Charleston, where a mistrial... more »
  • Edwards delays budget cuts amid worry about hit to colleges

    November 18, 2016 1:25 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Gov. John Bel Edwards has agreed to delay budget cuts for another month, as lawmakers push for him to find a way to spare college campuses from the slashing. As part of his proposal to close a more than $300 million deficit, the Democratic governor had planned... more »
  • Multiple car accident closes lane on I-10 WB

    October 21, 2016 9:51 AM

    BATON ROUGE - Commuters may want to take an alternate route Friday morning as the right lane is blocked on I-10 westbound at the Pecue Overpass due to an accident involving three cars. The delay from this incident has reached Highland Road. News 2's Ashley Fruge is monitoring... more »
  • All lanes now open on I-10 WB

    September 23, 2016 10:07 AM

    BATON ROUGE - All lanes are now open on I-10 westbound. Friday morning, an accident blocked the left and center lanes of I-10 westbound after College Drive. News 2's Ashley Fruge is monitoring traffic. We will have updates on WBRZ.com and Twitter . more »
  • All lanes now open on I-10 EB

    September 22, 2016 9:07 AM

    BATON ROUGE - All lanes are now open on I-10 eastbound. Thursday morning, the right lane was blocked on I-10 eastbound at Acadian due to an accident involving multiple vehicles. The delay from this incident remains at LA 415 and I-110 South at Capitol Access. News 2's... more »
  • All lanes now open on the Sunshine Bridge

    September 21, 2016 7:00 AM

    SORRENTO - All lanes are now open on the Sunshine Bridge. Wednesday morning, all lanes of the Sunshine Bridge were closed westbound due to an accident with injury. There are several miles on delay on LA 44 southbound and LA 70 westbound. Commuters may take the Veterans Memorial... more »
  • All lanes now open on I-10 EB

    September 15, 2016 9:38 AM

    BATON ROUGE - All lanes are now open on I-10 eastbound. Thursday morning, the left lane of I-10 EB was closed at Perkins due to an accident. The delay from this incident remains at LA 415. News 2's Ashley Fruge is monitoring the roadways during Good Morning... more »
  • State delays drawdown of False River

    September 8, 2016 9:50 AM

    BATON ROUGE - The Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries is delaying a drawdown on False River because of recent flooding in the area. Project engineers say they expect no adverse effects from flooding, but they recommend delaying the drawdown as a precaution. The move was originally set to begin... more »
  • LSU baseball vs Auburn postponed, doubleheader Saturday

    April 1, 2016 3:52 PM

    BATON ROUGE – According to a tweet from Auburn Baseball, Friday’s game against LSU has been postponed due to rain. The official Auburn Twitter account said Friday’s game will be moved to a double header on Saturday at 1 p.m. Game two will start 30 minutes after the first... more »
  • Execution delayed for man convicted in woman's 1997 killing

    February 17, 2016 4:35 PM

    NEW ORLEANS - The Louisiana Supreme Court has delayed the planned execution of a man convicted of beating and stabbing a 71-year-old woman to death while robbing her home in 1997. The court agreed Wednesday to indefinitely postpone the March 14 execution date that a state judge had set... more »
  • Edwards delays Medicaid expansion hiring plan review

    January 29, 2016 11:32 AM

    BATON ROUGE - Gov. John Bel Edwards' administration has postponed a legislative hearing on the hiring plans associated with the governor's efforts to expand Louisiana's Medicaid program. The joint House and Senate budget committee had been scheduled Friday to consider a request from the Department of Health and Hospitals to... more »
  • Reopening of Istrouma High School could be delayed

    January 25, 2016 7:19 PM

    BATON ROUGE - There could be a delay in the reopening of Istrouma High School after the school board encountered a snag trying to regain control of the school from the state and the Recovery School District. School board members are hoping to open the north Baton Rouge school in... more »
  • Several road projects delayed in Denham Springs Play Video

    December 28, 2015 5:48 PM

    DENHAM SPRINGS - Several road projects expected to be underway in 2015 did not happen as planned. The most expensive project, Maple Street, was supposed to be overlaid and widened. That road serves as a popular route between Hatchell Lane and Range Avenue near Denham Springs High School. A few... more »
  • Nearly 900 flights canceled, 500 delayed in US

    December 28, 2015 10:01 AM

    UNDATED- Nearly 900 flights have been canceled across the U.S. and another 500 have been delayed due to the large storm system moving through the middle part of the country. Flight-tracking service FlightAware showed that more than a third of the cancellations were at Chicago's two main airports. Another large... more »
  • Storms cause travel woes

    December 24, 2015 6:14 PM

    ATLANTA - Storms extending from the Gulf Coast to the Northeast caused hundreds of flight delays for travelers trying to get home for Christmas. Long lines filled concourses at Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport on Thursday, and flight status boards showed multiple flight cancellations. FlightAware, a website that tracks airline flights,... more »
  • Heavy traffic delays remain after the holiday weekend

    November 30, 2015 9:09 AM

    BATON ROUGE- Traffic is moving slowly this morning after a busy holiday weekend. The interstate was covered in gridlock Sunday as drivers made their way back into town after the extended weekend. Drivers were stuck in bumper to bumper traffic, resulting in a stressful day for travelers. "Baton Rouge is... more »
  • All lanes open on I-110 South past N. 22nd

    November 9, 2015 9:08 AM

    BATON ROUGE- All lanes are now open on I-110 South past North 22nd Street following an earlier wreck. Traffic is still moving slowly through the area. Congestion from the wreck has reached Evangeline Street. more »
  • Stalled vehicle blocking center lane of I-10 W on Mississippi River Bridge

    November 2, 2015 8:54 AM

    BATON ROUGE- All lanes are now open on I-10 West on the Mississippi River Bridge. Crews have cleared a stalled vehicle that was blocking the center lane, causing heavy congestion before the bridge. Traffic from the incident has reached Essen Lane. more »
  • Demonstrators: Appeals court delaying immigration ruling

    October 14, 2015 3:41 PM

    NEW ORLEANS - Immigration activists are accusing the federal appeals court in New Orleans of delaying a ruling about President Barack Obama's immigration proposal in an effort to prevent it from reaching the U.S. Supreme Court during the current term. At a news conference Thursday, speakers with the Fair... more »
  • Bridge inspection expected to cause more traffic delays

    August 19, 2015 8:33 AM

    GROSSE TETE - Drivers are getting ready for more delays on the I-10 corridor between Lafayette and Baton Rouge. One lane on I-10 West will be closed at Grosse Tete until 2:30 p.m. again Wednesday for routine bridge inspections. The lane closure resulted in an 11 mile traffic jam... more »
  • Bridge inspections create 11-mile traffic jam on I-10

    August 18, 2015 2:07 PM

    GROSSE TETE - Traffic officials said bridge inspections near Grosse Tete caused another massive traffic delay Tuesday along the I-10 corridor between Lafayette and Baton Rouge. The Department of Transportation and Development said that just before 1 p.m. I-10 West traffic was backed up 11 miles from before LA... more »
  • United flights returning to the air

    July 8, 2015 10:47 AM

    NEW YORK- The grounding of all United Continental flights in the United States is coming to an end. The flights were temporarily grounded this morning because of computer problems. Less than two hours later, United asked the Federal Aviation Administration to lift the ground stop order. And a passenger in... more »
  • Trial again delayed in case challenging Louisiana execution method

    June 24, 2015 4:00 AM

    BATON ROUGE- Louisiana's next scheduled execution has been stalled for at least another year. U.S. District Judge James Brady agreed Tuesday to the state's request to delay a trial about the constitutionality of Louisiana's execution protocol. A new status conference in the lawsuit was set for July 11, 2016,... more »
  • Essen Lane construction begins today

    June 8, 2015 8:51 AM

    BATON ROUGE- The Essen Lane Widening Project is set to begin on Monday. Drivers should expect delays around Essen Lane at I-10. Crews have already spent several weeks surveying Essen, in preparation of the project. The construction is designed to eliminate traffic problems like "bottlenecking." The road will be... more »
  • LSP fire delaying DNA results in teacher sex case

    May 21, 2015 2:26 PM

    PLAQUEMINE - Investigators said a fire at the Louisiana State Police headquarters delayed results of a DNA test in the case of a teacher accused of having sex with multiple students, possibly fathering a child with one. Deputies arrested Keavin Keith earlier this week on 37 charges of inappropriate... more »
  • Rain pushes LSU baseball game back

    April 10, 2015 6:03 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Rainy skies forced LSU's baseball team to push back the start of their series against Auburn Friday night. LSU announced on Twitter they'd try to get underway at 9 p.m. CT Friday. Ground crews had the tarp out at Alex Box Field just before 6 p.m.... more »
  • Hearing in millionaire Robert Durst's weapons case delayed

    April 2, 2015 11:17 AM

    NEW ORLEANS - A Louisiana judge has delayed a weapons charge hearing in the case of millionaire murder suspect Robert Durst after FBI agents failed to show up. Magistrate Judge Harry Cantrell reluctantly agreed to the delay and set another hearing for next Thursday. An assistant U.S. attorney told Cantrell... more »
  • Deficit-closing plan from Gov. Jindal delayed to Feb.

    January 29, 2015 12:44 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Gov. Bobby Jindal's administration has pushed back to mid-February the release of its proposal to close a $103 million budget deficit. Jindal administration spokeswoman Meghan Parrish said Thursday that the proposal to rebalance this year's $25 billion budget will be presented to lawmakers at a Feb. 20... more »
  • Cruise ship delayed due to flood from broken pipe

    January 25, 2015 2:07 PM

    NEW ORLEANS - A broken water pipe flooded some electrical equipment and caused a delay in departure for a cruise ship slated to leave New Orleans. Royal Caribbean International said Saturday it happened on the Serenade of the Seas. The cruise line said the ship's critical systems, including navigation, were... more »
  • Production start again pushed back for Elio

    January 16, 2015 10:36 AM

    SHREVEPORT - The start date for production of a new three-wheeled vehicle at a plant in Shreveport has been pushed back - again. Production at Elio Motors had been slated to start by March 2015. Now, it is expected to begin in first half of 2016. Founder Paul Elio Paul... more »
  • Judge denies motions to move, delay Tsarnaev trial

    December 31, 2014 11:55 AM

    BOSTON - A federal judge has denied requests by lawyers for Boston Marathon bombing suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev to move his trial out of state and to delay its start. U.S. District Court Judge George O'Toole Jr. issued his denials Wednesday and said explanations will be issued later in the day.... more »
  • Official: Oklahoma not ready for Nov. 13 execution

    October 13, 2014 10:50 AM

    OKLAHOMA CITY - Oklahoma Attorney General Scott Pruitt says the state does not have the drugs on hand or the medical staff prepared needed to carry out a Nov. 13 execution, and is requesting a delay until January. In a notice filed late Friday with the Oklahoma Court of Criminal... more »
  • New arraignment date for ex-BP exec

    October 2, 2014 4:04 PM

    NEW ORLEANS - A former BP executive charged with obstructing a congressional investigation into the 2010 Gulf of Mexico oil spill has been granted a delay in his arraignment on recently updated charges in the case. David Rainey's court appearance, originally set for this week, was re-scheduled for Dec. 3... more »
  • Future of Pointe Coupee Central High still unclear

    September 26, 2014 6:20 AM

    NEW ROADS - The future of Pointe Coupee Central High School remains uncertain after the parish school board again delayed making a decision, opting instead to set another special meeting to determine a new course for the now-vacant school. Much of the discussion surrounding what to do with the campus,... more »
  • Obama to delay immigration action

    September 6, 2014 11:57 AM

    WASHINGTON - White House officials say President Barack Obama has decided to delay any executive action on immigration until after the November congressional elections. The officials say Obama believes taking steps on his own during the midterm campaign would politicize the issue and hurt future efforts to pass a broad... more »
  • Obama's return to White House delayed by suspicious package

    July 18, 2014 2:10 AM

    WASHINGTON, D.C. - President Barack Obama is back at the White House after his return there was delayed by the discovery of a suspicious package. White House spokesman Josh Earnest says Obama was held aboard Air Force One at Andrews Air Force Base until the package at the White House... more »
  • Jindal orders review of Texas Brine permits Play Video

    May 20, 2013 3:13 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Governor Bobby Jindal today ordered a review for all permits given to Texas Brine, the company which owns land a massive sinkhole appeared on last year, after he accused the company of dragging its feet in paying costs associated with the cleanup. "It has become clear... more »

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