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  • School bus driver hospitalized after crash

    November 14, 2014 5:05 PM

    BATON ROUGE - A school bus driver was hospitalized with minor injuries after a wreck on Highland Road early Friday evening. The accident happened in the 2000 block of Highland Road near McKinley at around 4:30 p.m when a vehicle ran into the boarding side door of Children's Charter... more »
  • FedEx delivery man accused of stealing packages Play Video

    August 7, 2014 10:30 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Police arrested a FedEx delivery driver accused of stealing packages from businesses and even police. Officers believe Nathaniel Smith Jr., 50, lied by saying he delivered goods but kept them for himself. "Smith would deliver an order but not the entire order," Cpl. Don Coppola... more »
  • Driver charged in comedian's accident due in court

    June 11, 2014 2:06 AM

    NEW BRUNSWICK, N.J. - The truck driver charged in the fatal highway crash that also injured comedian Tracy Morgan and several other people is due for an initial court appearance. Kevin Roper is to appear in state court in New Brunswick on Wednesday to face death by auto and assault... more »
  • Creepy school bus driver faces charges

    May 15, 2014 6:09 AM

    HOUSTON, TX - A longtime Texas school bus mechanic and substitute driver is off the job and in handcuffs. A 12-year-old girl says Carlos Guzman held her against her will. She claims she missed her stop on the bus, so she asked him to take her home at the... more »
  • Cab driver shot, killed during robbery in Gretna

    April 30, 2014 5:43 AM

    GRETNA, La. - Gretna police say three suspects wanted in the death of a 55-year-old cab driver are in custody. Deputy Police Chief Anthony H. Christiana Jr. identified the victim as Blake J. Helmer, a long-time driver for Glenn's Cab Co. He says Helmer was shot several times during a... more »
  • Surprise on the road

    April 28, 2014 7:50 PM

    VIENNA, AUSTRIA- Police in Austria are looking for the owner of a large python that was left on the side of the road and scared a driver stretching his legs. An unidentified man told police he stumbled on the ten-foot snake packed in a sack in a forest area... more »
  • Bus driver suspended for incident involving child

    March 7, 2014 2:20 PM

    NEW ROADS- The Pointe Coupee Parish School Board has suspended a school bus driver for six months without pay and stripped him of his tenure rights for leaving a 5-year-old student on his bus for several hours three months ago. The board voted Thursday to suspend Roger Dixon, who has... more »
  • Road rage murder

    January 22, 2014 7:25 PM

    LAS VEGAS, NEVADA- A man shot and killed a driver in a car with two children in the backseat in an apparent road rage confrontation west of the Las Vegas Strip. Police know other drivers saw it but no one has come forward to identify the shooter. Cleottus... more »
  • Who is driving that school bus? Play Video

    November 13, 2013 10:20 PM

    PORT ALLEN - A bus crash that sent 21 kids to the hospital is changing policy in West Baton Rouge Parish. The school district outsources the bus system to First Student, a company entrenched in controversy after a driver with a history of wrecks crashed again. First Student blames... more »
  • Arrogant driver busted for speeding around NYC in 24 minutes

    September 6, 2013 5:34 PM

    NEW YORK CITY - A 30-year-old Canadian national faces serious traffic charges in the Big Apple after he posted a video on YouTube, where he sped around the city in about 24 minutes. WNBC TV reported Christopher Adam Tang claimed he never went over 100 mph and ran only... more »
  • Teen driver killed in morning I-12 wreck

    September 4, 2013 4:59 PM

    GOODBEE, La. - State Troopers said a 19-year-old from Ponchatoula died in a wreck on I-12 this morning. Troopers said Hailey Nagim died in the wreck around 11 a.m. about two miles east of the St. Tammany and Tangipahoa Parish line. Investigators said Nagim's vehicle went off the... more »
  • LSP identifies driver killed in W. Feliciana crash

    September 3, 2013 2:55 PM

    WAKEFIELD - State Police identified the teen driver killed over the weekend in a car crash in West Feliciana Parish. The crash happened Saturday just before 9:45 p.m. on LA Hwy 421 just east of US Hwy 61. State Police say Colton Crum, 18, from St. Francisville was... more »
  • Pizza delivery driver charged in deadly hit and run

    August 23, 2013 5:13 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Sheriff's deputies said a pizza delivery driver told them he was too busy with his phone to realize he hit someone with his truck last week, and charged him with negligent homicide. Investigators said Darius Shaw, 18, was making a delivery on Tiger Bend Road Aug.... more »
  • Suspect shot by police out of the hospital

    August 21, 2013 4:15 PM

    GONZALES - Police said a man shot after a confrontation with one of their officers this weekend is out of the hospital and on his way to jail. Sgt. Steven Nethken with Gonzales Police said Daniel West, 33, was being interviewed by their detectives and deputies from the Ascension... more »
  • Driver arrested in hit-and-run fatal crash

    August 19, 2013 10:16 AM

    SCHRIEVER - A pedestrian was struck and killed by a hit and run vehicle as she walked on the shoulder of La. Highway 20 in Terrebonne Parish. State police say the driver was later arrested after she returned to the scene to turn herself in. Trooper Evan Harrell says 40-year-old... more »
  • Police seek driver in fatal hit-and-run

    August 5, 2013 9:04 AM

    BOURG- State police are searching for the driver of a car that struck and killed a Galliano man who was lying in the roadway on the Bourg-Larose Highway. Troopers say 29-year-old Jay Curler was pronounced dead early Sunday morning by the Terrebonne Parish Corner's Office. Witnesses told authorities that Curler... more »
  • Driver killed in I-110 wreck identified

    July 25, 2013 5:05 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Police released the name of the 83-year-old man who died in a crash while exiting I-110 this morning in Baton Rouge. Cpl. Don Coppola Jr. said Walter Georgetown of Brusly died from injuries sustained in the wreck at I-110 North and Florida Boulevard. Investigators said... more »
  • Family of seven killed in crash protest sentencing

    July 23, 2013 10:56 AM

    CLINTON - Family members of seven people killed by a drunken driver in Slaughter rallied outside the Clinton courthouse today, where they will finally get to review a pre-sentence report for Brett Gerald. The family members held signs claiming judicial racism on the part of the judge in the... more »
  • Branch in court for vehicular homicide hearing

    July 16, 2013 10:11 AM

    BATON ROUGE - The man accused of killing a cyclist last year while driving drunk in Baton Rouge is in court for a pre-trial hearing this morning. Joseph Branch is accused of second offense DWI and vehicular homicide in the death of Nathan Crowson back in January 2012. ... more »
  • Struck truck driver dies after crash

    July 13, 2013 11:17 AM

    BATON ROUGE - A 55-year-old man died from injuries sustained after he was hit by a car on Perkins Road, according to BRPD Cpl. L'Jean McKneely. McKneely says Jianlin He, 4026 Tuscan Shores Dr, Missouri City, TX was killed last night in a traffic crash that occurred in the... more »
  • Breaux Bridge tow truck driver dies in hit-and-run

    June 30, 2013 5:59 PM

    BREAUX BRIDGE, La. - Authorities say a Louisiana tow truck operator has died and a Texas man charged with vehicular homicide following an early morning hit-and-run crash on Interstate 10 near Breaux Bridge. The Advertiser reports that Louisiana State Police say the incident happened at 2:23 a.m. Sunday when 25-year-old... more »
  • Driver booked in knife attack on passenger

    June 14, 2013 2:28 PM

    NEW ORLEANS - A New Orleans woman in under arrest after police say she stabbed a passenger in her car. Investigators say that officers pulled over 22-year-old Breonna Stovall for a traffic violation shortly after 1:35 a.m. on Chef Menteur Highway. They say they found her covered with blood... more »
  • I-10 construction nearing an end, more lanes on the way Play Video

    June 10, 2013 9:19 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Construction on a stretch of interstate here is almost complete. Right now, construction to expand the interstate shuts off a lane between the Highland and Siegen Road exits. That bottlenecks traffic especially during rush hour. But the Department of Transportation confirms by the end of... more »
  • Hit and run kills woman on Greenwell Springs Road

    June 3, 2013 11:24 AM

    BATON ROUGE - A hit and run driver killed a 47-year-old woman on Greenwell Springs Road Saturday. Witnesses told Baton Rouge Police that Louise Hunter was attempting to cross the road when she was struck by a white car driven by a black male. The make and model of... more »
  • Pizza delivery driver arrested for theft

    May 30, 2013 3:14 PM

    Gonzales- A pizza delivery driver in Ascension Parish is under arrest after a local food chain management employee found discrepancies in customers credit card bills referencing the amount of tips applied to a couple bills. Jordan Morgan, of Gonzales, has been charged with two counts of forgery and theft.... more »
  • Popular pizza truck destroyed by accused drunk driver Play Video

    May 23, 2013 9:51 PM

    GONZALES - The fire cooking a Baton Rouge vendor's pizza is out for good after an accused drunk driver crashed into the owner's trailer Tuesday night. Bogdan Mocanu owns Dolce Vita and was driving back from an elementary school fundraiser in Gonzales when he was hit. "She lost... more »
  • Unlicensed driver doesn't face charges in deadly crash

    May 21, 2013 10:16 PM

    INDEPENDENCE- State Police have not filed charges against a 15-year-old, unlicensed driver who investigators said crashed the car she was driving and killed a ten-year-old sibling. The driver was with her two brothers and sister, headed to baseball practice Monday when the crash happened on Highway 1054. "We... more »
  • LSP looking for hit-and-run driver

    April 24, 2013 4:57 PM

    DENHAM SPRINGS - Louisiana State Police asked for the public's help finding a hit-and-run driver who injured a man walking down the side of a road. Trooper Jared Sandifer said it happened in Livingston Parish around 9:30 p.m. Tuesday night near the intersection of Linder Road and Clinton Allen... more »
  • Driver injured in crash involving big rig

    March 29, 2013 7:05 AM

    BATON ROUGE - Old Hammond Hwy. has reopened to traffic after crews cleared an accident involving an 18-wheeler overnight. Police say the rig and a pickup truck were involved in the crash just before 3:30 a.m. Friday, forcing officers to shut down the road between S. Flannery and Elwick... more »
  • LSP: Cyclist killed by hit-and-run driver

    March 19, 2013 12:01 PM

    GONZALES - State Police said a mail carrier found a bicycle rider today who'd been killed by a hit-and-run driver in Ascension Parish. Trooper Jared Sandifer said it happened on LA 934 east of LA 44, which is north of Gonzales. Sandifer said the cyclist was going east on... more »
  • LSP: Driver killed in wreck wasn't wearing seat belt

    March 14, 2013 3:45 PM

    GREENSBURG - State Police said a Mississippi driver wasn't wearing his seat belt when he was killed in a wreck this morning at the border between St. Helena and Tangipahoa parishes. Troopers said James Ponder, 26, died at the scene of the wreck around 9 a.m. Thursday. Investigators... more »
  • Driver hits school crossing guard

    March 7, 2013 3:02 PM

    SLIDELL - Deputies said a driver was blinded by the sun when she hit a school crossing guard in St. Tammany Parish this morning. It happened outside the North Shore High School while the driver was dropping off children at the school. A sheriff's office spokesperson said the driver,... more »
  • Former bus driver sentenced to life in girl's rape

    February 22, 2013 8:48 AM

    ST. FRANCISVILLE - A state district judge has sentenced a Clinton man to life in prison after his conviction July 17 for aggravated rape of a girl under the age of 13 on his school bus. William Staton's sentencing was delayed until Thursday. District Judge William G. Carmichael held two... more »
  • Bus driver worked overnight before wreck Play Video

    February 14, 2013 2:56 PM

    MARINGOUIN - A driver employed by the Iberville Parish School Board worked overnight at the parish sheriff's office before wrecking a bus with more than dozen students on it this morning, according to the deputies. The Iberville Parish Sheriff's Office confirmed the bus driver is an overnight dispatcher for... more »
  • BRPD: Driver was heading to hospital before crash

    February 12, 2013 4:30 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Police said a Port Allen man was on his way to a Baton Rouge hospital for chest pains when he lost control of his pickup and crashed, causing a four-way wreck. Cpl. L'Jean McKneely said Ralph Jackson, 60, died shortly after crashing in the 5000 block... more »
  • Truck driver's body recovered from Lake Pontchartrain

    February 8, 2013 2:01 PM

    METAIRIE -The body of a truck driver has been recovered, after his truck fell off the Causeway and into Lake Pontchartrain. The driver has been identified as 39-year-old Christopher Sergeant of New Orleans. His body was found by searchers from the Jefferson Parish Sheriff's Office near the site where... more »
  • Driver killed in Tangipahoa Parish crash

    February 8, 2013 6:40 AM

    PONCHATOULA - State police say a Madisonville man was killed in a one-vehicle accident in Tangipahoa Parish. It happened Thursday on La. Highway 445 east of Ponchatoula. Trooper Nick Manale says 33-year-old Justin Estopinal was northbound when he lost control of his SUV, ran off the highway, struck a... more »
  • Road rage leads to highway stabbing

    December 27, 2012 7:32 AM

    LAFAYETTE - Lafayette police say a 42-year-old man was stabbed around 7 p.m. on Christmas after an altercation with another driver. Cpl. Paul Mouton says officers responded to the victim at the intersection of Interstate 49 and Pont des Mouton Road. Mouton says the victim was traveling on... more »
  • NTSB: Require ignition locks for all drunk drivers

    December 11, 2012 10:41 AM

    WASHINGTON - A federal safety board is recommending that all states require ignition interlock devices for convicted drunk drivers, including first-time offenders. The five-member National Transportation Safety Board said the devices are currently the best available solution to reducing drunk driving deaths, which account for about a third of the... more »
  • LSP: Teen going too fast, wasn't restrained in wreck

    December 10, 2012 10:53 AM

    DENHAM SPRINGS - State Police said a Denham Springs teen was unrestrained and driving too fast when his pickup wrecked this morning, hitting a tree and killing him. State Police said Brice J. Harris, 18, died in the wreck on La. 1032 south of Vincent Road in Livingston Parish... more »
  • News 2 Investigates: DWI and Still Driving Play Video

    November 8, 2012 7:08 PM

    BATON ROUGE- Thousands of people arrested for driving while intoxicated each year, continue to drive on Louisiana roads. According to state law an offender's license shall be suspended at arrest, not conviction. But over the past two years, we found thousands of people slip through the cracks. News 2 found... more »
  • Police looking for hit-and-run driver in I-10 wreck

    June 11, 2012 3:06 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Police said this morning's 18-wheeler wreck on I-10 East, which tied up traffic across Baton Rouge, was the work of a hit-and-run driver. Sgt. Don Kelly with Baton Rouge Police said around 8:40 a.m. a white car cut in front of the 18-wheeler, which was hauling... more »
  • Deputies, responders pull driver from burning SUV Play Video

    June 6, 2012 3:38 PM

    LIVINGSTON - Sheriff's deputies and first responders in Livingston Parish pulled an injured driver from their burning SUV today, just moments before the vehicle was fully engulfed in flames according to Louisiana State Police. It happened after a wreck on I-12 East around 9:30 a.m. today near Livingston. ... more »
  • No tenure for new school bus drivers

    June 4, 2012 11:00 AM

    BATON ROUGE- New Louisiana school bus drivers will no longer be able to reach the job protection status called tenure, under a bill given final passage Monday. Currently, school bus drivers have a probationary term of three years. If they are not dismissed or found unsatisfactory during that time, they... more »
  • 15-year-old dies, one critical in Slaughter crash that killed 5 others

    June 1, 2012 10:37 AM

    BATON ROUGE - A 15-year-old died Friday night after sustaining injuries in a crash in Slaughter that left five others dead. His 13-year-old brother remains in critical condition, according to the victims family. State Police said the man accused causing the crash in East Feliciana Parish had a blood... more »
  • Driver, deputy exchange fire outside truck stop

    May 23, 2012 3:01 PM

    VILLE PLATTE - State Police confirmed they are investigating an officer-involved shooting that left nobody injured in St. Landry Parish today. Trooper Stepheh Hammons said a St. Landry Parish sheriff's deputy and an armed motorist exchanged fire after the deputy stopped the driver for a traffic violation. It... more »
  • Frantic 911 calls released in "wrong way" big rig incident Play Video

    May 21, 2012 3:57 PM

    IBERVILLE PARISH - Frantic calls for help at the Iberville Parish Emergency Operations Center flooded phone lines Friday night. It followed the driver of an 18-wheeler traveling the wrong way on Interstate 10. "He was flying," one caller told dispatchers. "Is he still traveling?" the dispatcher asked.... more »
  • Death of a hero, school bus driver

    May 18, 2012 11:43 AM

    CHOWCHILLA - A California school bus driver who was hailed as a hero for helping 26 students escape after three kidnappers buried them underground in 1976 has died. Frank Edward "Ed" Ray was 91. A family member says Ray died Thursday from complications of cirrhosis of the liver. Ray... more »
  • Obscene Car Ornaments

    May 7, 2012 7:22 PM

    A driver got a ticket in South Carolina for displaying a replica of testicles on a vehicle. A deputy in Spartanburg county stopped a truck this weekend after noticing the "anatomically correct" display on the rear bumper. The driver removed the display but got a ticket for not havng a... more »
  • Amite resident killed in fiery crash

    April 4, 2012 10:57 AM

    AMITE - A single car crash last night on LA 1054 2 miles south of LA 16 in Tangipahoa Parish claimed the life of the driver. Louisiana State Police identified the driver as 25-year-old Michael Jones, Jr of Amite. State police said Jones was traveling north on LA 1054 when... more »
  • Woodlawn High bus driver booked in aggravated rape

    March 26, 2012 7:14 AM

    BATON ROUGE - Sheriff's deputies have arrested a 61-year-old Woodlawn High School bus driver for allegedly persuading an 18-year-old female mentally disabled student who rode his bus to perform a sex act. Donald Bordelon of Zachary was booked into East Baton Rouge Parish Prison Friday on counts of aggravated rape.... more »
  • Driver identified in Whiskey Bay fatal crash

    March 2, 2012 8:04 AM

    WHISKEY BAY - Louisiana State Police have identified the motorcyclist killed Thursday in an accident along Interstate 10 at the Whiskey Bay Bridge. Troopers say 64-year-old Phillip Rizzo of Lincoln County, OR, was pronounced dead at the scene. The multi-vehicle accident happened just after 5 p.m. on the... more »
  • Driver arrested in beating of bicyclist in Baton Rouge

    February 23, 2012 3:17 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Police arrested a 22-year-old man Wednesday accused in the beating of a bicyclist and the destruction of his bicycle on Ingleside Drive almost eight months ago. Police say the bicyclist and Theodore Wisner got into an argument in the 700 block of Ingleside after Wisner clipped... more »
  • School bus driver delivers brawling kids to police

    February 7, 2012 1:53 PM

    SHREVEPORT, LA - A dozen students in Caddo Parish students are now charged in connection with a brawl on a Shreveport school bus Monday afternoon. The bus driver told police the fight broke out on the bus ride home from Hamilton Terrace Learning Center. Police say the driver... more »
  • Driver killed in I-12 accident

    February 6, 2012 2:26 AM

    DENHAM SPRINGS - Police in Denham Springs are investigating a deadly crash that happened along Interstate 12 Sunday night. Investigators say the driver of the vehicle died after striking the center wall. Few other details are known at this time. News 2 will bring you more information... more »
  • Driver strikes pole, suffers life-threatening injuries

    January 27, 2012 5:59 AM

    BATON ROUGE - A man is listed in critical condition this morning after his vehicle struck a utility pole. Police responded to the accident late Thursday night in the 600 block of N. 19th St. Fire crews had to remove the driver from the wrecked vehicle. He... more »
  • Police arrest man for drunk driving, injuring 3

    January 4, 2012 12:23 PM

    WALKER - A late afternoon crash injuring two women and a child Tuesday resulted in the arrest of a driver who police say was three times over the legal limit. Police arrested Jason R. Rodrigue, 34, for first offense DWI and careless operation of a vehicle. Authorities say... more »
  • Driver killed in single car crash in Pointe Coupee Parish

    December 16, 2011 2:58 PM

    LAKELAND, La. (AP) - State police are investigating a single-vehicle crash in Pointe Coupee Parish that claimed the life of a 20-year-old man. The crash occurred on La. Highway 413 north of U.S. 190 at 4:00 a.m. Friday. Troopers say Dylan Juge of Glynn was driving a pickup north on... more »
  • Two dead after wrong-way crash on I-10 Play Video

    November 29, 2011 5:52 PM

    GONZALES - A wrong-way driver collided head-on with another vehicle on I-10 near Gonzales, killing both drivers and shutting down the interstate, according to police. The wreck happened around 4:30 p.m. yesterday at mile marker 177 on I-10 eastbound, near the La. 30 exit. Traffic was backed up all... more »
  • Student arrested for battering bus driver

    October 28, 2011 1:12 PM

    BATON ROUGE - An enraged high school student inadvertently injured herself this morning after hitting her bus driver in the back of the head causing the driver to slam on the breaks and throw the high schooler into the bus' windshield, smashing it in the process. East Baton Rouge... more »
  • LSU cheerleader seriously injured in hit and run

    October 10, 2011 1:34 PM

    BATON ROUGE - An LSU cheerleader is in intensive care after he was struck by a hit-and-run driver this weekend. Police said Kip Carter was struck by a vehicle while on River Road early Sunday morning. He was walking back home from a friend's house when he was hit... more »
  • Wreck victim remembered as "energetic" actor

    September 12, 2011 5:48 PM

    GREENWELL SPRINGS - People living along a stretch of Greenwell Springs Highway where a local teen was killed recently say drivers need to slow it down. 16-year-old Phillip Abington was killed Friday night in an accident near the intersection of Will Avenue. State Police say the driver of the... more »
  • Driver hits traffic sign, it kills 71-year-old

    September 11, 2011 12:35 PM

    NEW ORLEANS - New Orleans police say a 71-year-old man who was waiting to cross a west bank street died after a driver ran into a traffic sign, which hit the man's head. Officer Hilal Williams says the man's name is being withheld until his family can be notified,... more »
  • Man recovering in hospital after he was crushed by car

    August 30, 2011 6:17 PM

    BATON ROUGE- A man nearly lost his legs after he was crushed by a car that drove into his home on North Acadian Thruway last week. Baton Rouge Police say a drunk driver was behind the wheel. Police arrested 34-year-old Marcus Hayes after they say he crashed into the... more »
  • 25,000 drivers charged because of computer glitch

    August 11, 2011 3:24 AM

    BATON ROUGE- About 25,000 Louisiana drivers were assessed $3 late fees because of a computer problem at the Office of Motor Vehicles. Vehicle owners did not receive notice that their registration tags were expiring, a problem announced last week when a state senator complained. At the time, OMV didn't say... more »
  • Four officers on administrative leave after shooting Friday night

    August 6, 2011 9:43 AM

    BATON ROUGE- Four Baton Rouge police officers have been placed on paid administrative leave for their involvement in a shooting in West Baton Rouge Friday night. Around 11 p.m. Friday, an officer attempted to pull over a violator on Airline Highway near Florida Blvd. The driver would not pull over,... more »
  • Man accused of robbing 72-year-old cab driver

    August 2, 2011 3:07 PM

    LABADIEVILLE - Sheriff's deputies have arrested a man in suspicion of robbing a 72-year-old female cab driver at knife-point. Deputies said Devin Daigle, 22, called for a ride home from St. John to Labadieville around 6 a.m. Monday. The driver told investigators she took Daigle to his apartment, after... more »
  • Big-Rig leaves wake of destruction

    July 23, 2011 12:06 PM

    BATON ROUGE- The driver of an 18-wheeler, that lost control smashing into four vehicles and a tire shop, had a seizure while driving, according to police on the scene. The rig, which was hauling fresh cabbage to New Orleans, veered off Airline Highway just south of Florida Boulevard, crashing... more »
  • One arrested in Cherry Hill shooting

    June 21, 2011 1:05 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Sheriff's deputies have arrested a man they believe was involved in a shooting that sent one person to the hospital with multiple injuries. EBRSO spokesperson Casey Hicks said deputies arrested Arturo Nunez Cerno, 25, and believe he drove the shooter to the victim's home. Deputies... more »
  • LSP: "Road rage" incident leads to arrest

    April 11, 2011 4:29 PM

    HOLDEN - A road rage incident put one man in jail in Livingston Parish over the weekend after he attacked a driver with a gun, according to Louisiana State Police. Trooper Russell Graham said Ralph Brown, 68, of Hammond was arrested after the incident on I-12 near Holden Saturday... more »
  • Paramedics taken to hospital after ambulance wreck

    March 10, 2011 4:03 PM

    CENTRAL - Three people, including two paramedics with East Baton Rouge EMS, were taken to the hospital after an ambulance collided with a truck and a backhoe, according to officials in Central. David Barrow with the Central Mayor's Office said the wreck happened around 1 p.m. when the ambulance... more »
  • Witnesses, BRPD at odds over fatal shooting

    March 7, 2011 6:47 PM

    BATON ROUGE - An internal investigation continues into what exactly happened early Sunday morning when a Baton Rouge Police officer shot and killed a driver at a nightclub near Cortana Mall. Early Sunday morning, BRPD officers at Insomnia took Ryan Dominique into custody for resisting arrest and reckless operation... more »
  • Unmanned car crashes into home, ignites fire

    February 13, 2011 12:33 PM

    BATON ROUGE- An unmanned car crashed into a home and caught fire late Saturday night. It happened in the 2400 block of Boyd Avenue in Baton Rouge. Baton Rouge Police say 28-year-old Jeffery Riley drove off when they attempted to pull him over for a traffic violation. After turning... more »
  • Nicholls State University police officer killed in crash

    February 5, 2011 12:16 PM

    A Nicholls State University police officer died after his car crashed into a building at Nicholls State University. It happened Saturday morning near the intersection of Audubon Avenue and Menard Street in Lafourche Parish. Louisiana State Police identified the victim as Joseph M. Suitt, 30, of Thibodaux, La. According... more »
  • DOTD prepped for icy roads

    February 2, 2011 5:34 PM

    BATON ROUGE- The La. Department of Transportation and Development is geared up for icy roads. Crews loaded trucks full of sand and made sure equipment was working properly. While DOTD can't predict what the weather will bring, it's preparing for the worst. "Our top priority is always I-10,... more »
  • New sign regulations could cost Baker $620,000

    November 30, 2010 2:25 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Potential changes to street sign regulations could cost local communities hundreds of thousands of dollars in an effort to make them easier for everyone to see. By 2018, street signs must use letters that are at least six inches tall, be reflective so they can be... more »
  • Tow truck driver accused of soliciting bribes

    November 23, 2010 4:55 PM

    NEW ORLEANS – A tow truck driver in New Orleans has been accused of asking for bribes in exchange for not towing people’s vehicles. Dennis Firstley, a city employee, was arrested by NOPD after the alleged bribes were noticed in an investigation by the New Orleans Inspector General. The OIG... more »
  • Victim identified in deadly interstate crash

    November 15, 2010 4:41 PM

    PORT ALLEN – State Police have identified the driver who was killed in a crash on I-10 that tied up traffic throughout Monday morning. 32-year-old Victoria Archangel of Lafayette was killed after investigators said she rear-ended a pickup while heading east on I-10, spinning out of control across the median... more »
  • BRPD: Victim in crash misidentified

    November 8, 2010 5:04 PM

    BATON ROUGE – The pedestrian believed to have been hit and killed by a suspected drunk driver last week is actually alive and well, according to police. Sgt. Don Kelly with the Baton Rouge Police Department said that EMS workers originally identified the victim in the Nov. 2 crash as... more »
  • Boy killed in car driven by unlicensed teen

    October 24, 2010 11:35 AM

    A 17-year-old boy from Cut Off was killed when a car driven by an unlicensed 15-year-old girl crashed into a utility pole. State police say Edward Domangue of Cut Off was pronounced dead at Ochsner St. Anne Hospital in Raceland, where he was taken after the crash. The... more »
  • 101st Airborne member killed, was from La.

    October 14, 2010 6:08 AM

    Military officials at Fort Campbell say improvised explosives killed a U.S. Army truck driver. Spc. Matthew C. Powell of Slidell was assigned to Company A., 526th Brigade Support Battalion, 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division. Powell was 20 years old and died Oct. 12 at Kandahar Airfield of wounds... more »
  • Texting driver hits 3 in St. Charles Parish

    August 31, 2010 8:03 AM

    Authorities say three Hahnville High School students remain hospitalized from a wreck when a driver lost control while allegedly texting on her cell phone. St. Charles Parish sheriff's deputies say one boy was sitting on a curb, one standing on the curb and another standing nearby in the street when... more »
  • Port Allen armed robbery investigation

    July 20, 2010 10:52 AM

    The Port Allen Police Department is investigating an armed robbery that happened yesterday evening. A delivery driver was flagged down by a black male on Louisiana Ave and 14th Street. The suspect showed a gun and demanded money from the driver. The driver cooperated and was unharmed. Officers... more »
  • Man arrested for impersonating a police officer

    July 5, 2010 6:34 AM

    A Kentucky man is charged with impersonating an officer after he allegedly stopped a car on I-10 in Metairie and pulled a gun on the driver. Deputies say Herman Justice had a red flashing light on his car and an arsenal of weapons including assault weapons and knives. Investigators say... more »

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