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  • Police: Gas station robbed, suspect at large

    August 3, 2014 11:17 AM

    BATON ROUGE - Baton Rouge police say a gas station was robbed at 2:15 a.m. Sunday and they are still tracking down the robber. The gas station is on the corner of Highland Road and Lee Drive. Officials say the robber was armed with a handgun and got... more »
  • Fire torches Highland restaurant Play Video

    July 18, 2014 10:48 PM

    BATON ROUGE- Firefighters spent Friday night battling a fire at a strip mall. The fire appears to have started near the Arzi's Greek and Lebanese store in the Kenilworth Shopping Center shortly after 10 p.m. Fire investigators said the fire was caused by a fan motor located in... more »
  • Victim of Bayou Manchac crash identified

    May 23, 2014 4:00 AM

    BATON ROUGE - The Memorial Day weekend is off to a deadly start on the roadway in Baton Rouge. A car drove off the interstate and into Bayou Manchac near the East Baton Rouge-Ascension Parish line just after midnight Friday. It happened off of I-10 East just past the... more »
  • 100 gallons of fuel spilled on roadway

    February 25, 2014 9:03 AM

    BATON ROUGE - Traffic fully reopened an I-10 exit ramp in East Baton Rouge Parish affected by a fuel spill Tuesday. The spill happened after a wreck at the exit ramp from I-10 East onto Highland Road. According to the Baton Rouge Fire Department a piece of debris on... more »
  • One dead in Highland Rd. wreck

    December 6, 2013 9:20 PM

    BATON ROUGE- One person died in a wreck that closed Highland Road Friday night. Two people were in one car that crashed, authorities said. The wreck happened near the observatory between Pecue and Siegen. One person was taken to the hospital with injuries the second person died at... more »
  • Police looking for Family Dollar burglar

    December 3, 2013 11:29 AM

    BATON ROUGE - Police in Baton Rouge are trying to identify the burglar of Family Dollar store. Police say the suspect threw a rock through the window of the store on Highland Road around 3:30am on November 29. The suspect was later seen on surveillance video running south... more »
  • $1.3 billion sewer project to cause traffic snags

    November 11, 2013 8:11 PM

    BATON ROUGE- Lee Drive will have partial lane closures for the next two weeks so crews can repair the road after sewer lines were installed over the summer. The lanes will be fully opened each day during peak hours, 6:30am to 9:30am and 3:30pm to 6:30pm, to allow sufficient... more »
  • Masked man sought in armed robbery near LSU

    July 18, 2013 3:01 PM

    BATON ROUGE - LSU Police asked for the public's help finding an armed man who they said attacked someone near the campus this week and stole their cell phone. Capt. Cory Lalonde said it happened Wednesday morning on Highland near Nicholson Extension. They said the victim was walking along... more »
  • Heavy congestion after wreck on I-10

    June 18, 2013 6:08 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Traffic officials closed I-10 East after a wreck past Highland Road during the afternoon rush. State Police said the wreck was located three miles past the Highland exit and blocked all eastbound lanes, but traffic was still passing on the shoulder. Traffic backed up in... more »
  • I-10 E at Highland Rd reopens after accident

    February 14, 2013 7:00 AM

    BATON ROUGE - Traffic management officials say all lanes are now open on I-10 East past Highland Rd. at mile marker 171 after an accident this morning. No word on how many vehicles were involved or if anyone was injured. more »
  • Interstate snarl creates havoc for BR businesses Play Video

    December 6, 2012 6:07 PM

    BATON ROUGE- It was the same call again and again for Mercer Studio Salon Manager Susie Chaney today: dozens of clients telling her they're running late, or even cancelling because of traffic trouble. "People weren't happy about it," Chaney told News 2. "Especially the holidays, they want their hair... more »
  • One killed in East Baton Rouge crash

    October 2, 2012 9:46 PM

    BATON ROUGE- Emergency crews are responding to a fatal crash just outside city limits. Sources say a motorcyclist died in the wreck, near Jefferson and Highland. No other details were available. Stay with WBRZ.com and News2 for updates. more »
  • I-10 west at Highland reopened

    September 14, 2012 2:13 PM

    Baton Rouge- All lanes on I-10 west at Highland Road in Baton Rouge are now open, following a five-vehicle wreck this afternoon. It happened just after 12:30 p.m. State Police said there were no serious injuries. more »
  • Teachers walk neighborhood for students Play Video

    August 6, 2012 5:35 PM

    BATON ROUGE- In true door-to-door fashion, teachers from Highland Elementary walked the streets of Gardere today reminding the community that school starts in two days. The annual event brings teachers into their students' neighborhood so they can meet face-to-face before classes begin. "Sometimes the community is separate from... more »
  • Iberia Bank robbed by suspect wearing a large, fake beard Play Video

    May 7, 2012 10:45 AM

    BATON ROUGE - Baton Rouge Police responded to a reported bank robbery Monday morning, making it the fourth reported robbery within seven days. It happened at the Iberia Bank branch on 7325 Highland Road at Highland Park Drive. Police say the suspect walked into the bank with a... more »
  • Deputy recovering after flipping unit near Highland Road

    March 10, 2012 10:56 AM

    BATON ROUGE- An EBRSO deputy is recovering after flipping his cruiser near Siegan and Highland Roads. It happened around 10pm Friday night. EBRSO says he was traveling south on Siegan Road to respond to a call when something ran out in front of him, causing him to lose... more »
  • Early morning armed robbery reported near LSU

    January 6, 2012 1:31 AM

    BATON ROUGE - LSUPD sent out an emergency text to LSU students around 1:15 a.m. Friday morning to warn them of an armed robbery near the North Gates of LSU. Police say the robbery took place on the corner of Chimes and Highland Road. They are looking for... more »
  • Downed power line creates traffic hazard

    August 1, 2011 2:21 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Strong storms moving through the Baton Rouge area took down a power line in the sourthern part of the city-parish, creating a dangerous situation for drivers. Police and fire were called to the intersection of Kennilworth and Highland after a power line snapped, sparking and setting... more »
  • Investigation underway after two trucks collide overnight

    July 11, 2011 2:11 AM

    BATON ROUGE- An investigation is underway after two trucks collided overnight. It happened at the intersection of Highland Road and Bluebonnet Boulevard. Few details are known at this time, but we do know a street sweeper and a pickup truck crashed into one another just after midnight. ... more »
  • Police search for armed robber

    December 31, 2010 10:12 AM

    BATON ROUGE- Detectives are asking the public to help catch a man that held up two people on the side of the road earlier this month in Baton Rouge. Sgt. Don Kelly said just before midnight on Dec. 11 the man pulled up to two victims walking near the... more »
  • Firefighters work Taft St. Fire

    October 31, 2010 11:10 AM

    BATON ROUGE- The Baton Rouge Fire Department is working a house fire on Taft Street near Highland Road. News 2 has a crew on the scene and will bring you more information as it is available. more »
  • Intersection to close for 10 days for widening project

    October 21, 2010 5:54 PM

    A busy intersection in Baton Rouge will be closed for awhile due to construction starting tomorrow at 9 a.m. The intersection of Highland Road and Old Perkins Road East, also known as Barringer Foreman Road, will be closed for 10 days as part of the ongoing Highland widening project.... more »
  • Traffic Tick-Off: South Blvd. signal lights

    March 4, 2010 4:12 PM

    South Boulevard was meant to be a major connector between the interstate and the casino at Catfish Town. East Baton Rouge Parish traffic engineers say signal lights were set with that in mind. That gave drivers on South Boulevard more green light time. Now adjustments are being made. New... more »
  • Section of Highland Road closed for weekend

    February 25, 2010 2:07 PM

    Beginning Saturday, February 27 at midnight, workers plan to temporarily close Highland Road at the Kansas City Southern Railroad Crossing for the weekend as part of a Green Light Plan project to widen the roadway. The roadway at the railroad crossing east of Interstate 10 will be closed and... more »
  • DOTD chief answers questions about interstate contract

    January 29, 2010 5:42 PM

    State transportation leaders are releasing early information concerning a major Baton Rouge interstate project. Boh Brothers construction has been awarded the contract for widening I-10 between Siegen Lane and Highland Road. Boh Brothers proposal was millions of dollars above two other finalists. The contract won't be finalized until next... more »
  • Interstate widening project set for summer

    January 23, 2010 4:35 PM

    A project to widen Interstate 10 from Siegen Ln. to Highland Rd. should get under way this summer. The four-lane highway will go to six lanes. State officials expect the project to take two to three years. It will cost about 83 million dollars. This work is in... more »

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