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  • Man arrested for shooting outside local club

    September 23, 2017 5:11 PM

    BATON ROUGE - A man was arrested early Saturday morning after allegedly shooting another man outside a local club. According to the affidavit, 39-year-old Will Armstrong was apprehended after witnesses say they saw him shoot the victim outside the 21st Century Night Club near Scenic Hwy. When police... more »
  • Body discovered near Highway 442 in Tickfaw

    September 8, 2017 10:48 AM

    UPDATE: APSO says an autopsy report revealed that the cause of death was self-inflicted. TICKFAW - The Tangipahoa Parish Sheriff's Office is investigating a body found beside a vehicle on Stafford Road near Highway 442. According to TPSO, the body of a 25-year-old black male was discovered Thursday... more »
  • Florida deputy crashes into driver at over 100 mph Play Video

    August 19, 2017 5:13 PM

    PALM BEACH COUNTY, Fla. - The trial of a Florida deputy is about to begin after he crashed into a Smart car while going over 100 miles per hour — leaving the driver in critical condition. In the spring of 2016, Deputy Brandon Heegle was on the highway pursuing... more »
  • Police identify victim in deadly motorcycle crash on US 190

    June 30, 2017 10:26 PM

    LIVONIA - Police say one person died in a crash on US 190 in Livonia Friday night. Police Chief Brad Joffrion said the accident happened near a Chevron gas station on US 190 around 8:45 p.m. Police say a motorcycle driven by 20-year-old Harley Leadingham of Fort Polk... more »
  • LSP: Unrestrained driver killed in Evangeline Parish crash

    June 25, 2017 8:56 PM

    EVANGELINE PARISH - Police are investigating a single-vehicle crash that left one person dead early Sunday morning. According to Louisiana State Police, the crash occurred just after midnight on Harrison Road near LA 29. Police say 36-year-old Jacob McDaniel of Boyce was traveling in his 2000 Ford F-150... more »
  • Man arrested for vehicular homicide after deadly crash on US 90

    June 11, 2017 9:54 PM

    ST. MARY PARISH - Police have arrested a man following a crash that left one dead on US 90 Sunday. According to Louisiana State Police, 24-year-old Thaiim Guilbeau was arrested for vehicular homicide after the crash that claimed the life of his passenger, 28-year-old Clarence Verrett Jr. Police... more »
  • Police: Man fires AK-47 while driving on Florida highway

    May 29, 2017 2:19 PM

    MIAMI - Police say a man fired an AK-47 rifle while driving down a Florida highway, damaging at least two passing vehicles. Miami-Dade Police Detective Daniel Ferrin told The Miami Herald (http://hrld.us/2qsFRsI ) that the man began shooting from inside his Toyota Corolla around 1 a.m. Monday as he was... more »
  • Runners raise over $130K for wounded Baton Rouge deputies Play Video

    May 20, 2017 10:46 PM

    ZACHARY - Around a thousand people turned out at Zachary High School this morning for the Motorman 5K and One Mile Deputy Dash, a fundraiser for Sergeant Bruce Simmons and Deputy Nick Tullier. Simmons and Tullier were both shot during an ambush that took the lives of three other... more »
  • Authorities respond to overturned vehicle on Jefferson Highway

    May 14, 2017 7:49 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Authorities are responding to an overturned vehicle on Jefferson Highway Sunday. The crash occurred around 6:15 p.m. Sunday night on Jefferson Highway at Director Drive. Sources say there were no reported injuries. There is currently no word on what caused the accident. more »
  • Mississippi governor mulls lottery to help fund highways

    May 5, 2017 3:29 PM

    JACKSON - Mississippi Gov. Phil Bryant says he might ask legislators to consider creating a lottery during a special session in June. He said Thursday he will do it only if the state chamber of commerce supports using a lottery to help pay for highways and bridges. Transportation has been... more »
  • La. safety officials: distracted driving 'dangerous epidemic'

    April 12, 2017 9:00 AM

    BATON ROUGE – State highway safety officials say distracted driving has become a “dangerous epidemic” in Louisiana. The Louisiana Highway Safety Commission says April is National Distracted Driving Awareness Month and is reminding drivers to keep their eyes and attention on the road. "We all see it every... more »
  • Motorcyclist killed in Assumption Parish crash

    April 8, 2017 7:20 PM

    BELLE ROSE - Louisiana State Police say a Donaldsonville man was killed in a motorcycle crash on LA 1 Saturday afternoon. According to police, 54-year-old Gregory Brown was traveling down the highway at around 12:30 p.m. when a GMC Sierra pulled out in front of his Suzuki motorcycle at... more »
  • 13-year-old girl killed in crash on LA 25

    April 8, 2017 4:07 PM

    FRANKLINTON - Louisiana State Police say a teenage girl was killed in a two-vehicle collision in Washington parish Saturday morning. According to police, 13-year-old Madison Nicholson was sitting in the passenger seat of a 2005 GMC Sierra while it was traveling on LA 25 around 8 a.m. Police say... more »
  • Gas tax could increase 20 cents per gallon Play Video

    April 6, 2017 6:48 PM

    BATON ROUGE- The lack of funding for road work in Louisiana is causing more than just frustration on the highway. Business groups said Thursday it's hurting the Baton Rouge area economy. "We have a very unique example recently where the LA 1 Bridge across the river was posted [closed... more »
  • Alternating lane closures on Airline Highway at Plank Road

    April 3, 2017 11:14 AM

    BATON ROUGE – Drivers on Airline Highway could experience slight delays due to lane closures near the Plank Road overpass this week. The alternating lane closures went in effect at 9 a.m. Monday morning. The lane closures will happen each day from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. until Wednesday,... more »
  • Construction to begin in months on Gardere sidewalks Play Video

    March 31, 2017 6:30 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Many people who use Gardere Lane on a daily basis say they're anxiously waiting for a sidewalk project to get started. There are no sidewalks along Gardere Lane in South Baton Rouge. It's a state highway many people walk along between Nicholson and Burbank. Over the... more »
  • Commission ready to fund highway safety proposals

    March 14, 2017 7:52 AM

    BATON ROUGE - The Louisiana Highway Safety Commission is inviting government agencies and private sector groups to apply for grants aimed at reducing highway fatalities. The commission says in a Monday news release that the applications should be for projects aimed at reducing fatalities, injuries and crashes. The proposals are... more »
  • Pair arrested in attempted robbery at Airline Highway motel

    February 10, 2017 12:41 AM

    BATON ROUGE - Baton Rouge police have arrested two people in connection with an armed robbery at a motel on Airline Highway Thursday. Police say two victims staying at the Wood Acres Motel on Airline Highway told them 18-year-old Sherry Nover and 21-year-old Percy Maloid entered their motel room... more »
  • Man ejected from vehicle, killed on Old Hammond Highway

    January 13, 2017 11:00 AM

    BATON ROUGE - A Baton Rouge man was killed in a single vehicle crash on LA 426 early Friday morning. Kenneth Salinas, 26, ran off the road while traveling westbound on US 190 in a 2012 Lexus IS250. Louisiana State Police say his vehicle struck a culvert and became... more »
  • Accident shuts down one lane on Airline Highway

    January 12, 2017 11:11 AM

    UPDATE: All lanes are now open. BATON ROUGE - The right lane of Airline Highway North at Greenwell Springs Road has been shut down due to an accident. Traffic is currently passing through the left lane. Congestion from the incident has reached beyond Greenwell Springs Road. Keep... more »
  • Convicted felon wanted for armed robbery in Donaldsonville arrested

    December 30, 2016 11:32 AM

    ASCENSION – The Ascension Parish Sheriff's Office arrested a convicted felon wanted for an armed robbery of a convenient store on Highway 1 South. Deputies arrested 26-year-old Terrance Richard for armed robbery, attempted armed robbery, two counts of aggravated assault with a firearm, two counts of possession of a... more »
  • Thanksgiving holiday travel to be busy; State Police to patrol highways

    November 23, 2016 10:21 AM

    BATON ROUGE – Louisiana State Police reports that the Thanksgiving holiday is the busiest and most traveled time of the year and urges drivers to travel safely. According to State Police, last year during the Thanksgiving holiday weekend, more than 200 injuries were reported in the state following several... more »
  • Name of street honoring Confederacy's president will change

    September 17, 2016 5:58 PM

    ALEXANDRIA - The Alexandria City Council has voted to change the name of Jefferson Davis Highway, which honors the president of the Confederacy. The Washington Post reports city council voted unanimously Saturday for the change. The council also voted to seek permission from the Virginia General Assembly to move a... more »
  • US wants to force lower speeds on truck and bus drivers

    August 26, 2016 2:58 PM

    DETROIT - The U.S. is seeking to forcibly limit how fast trucks, buses and other large vehicles can travel on the nation's highways. A new proposal Friday would impose the nationwide limit by electronically capping speeds with a device on newly made U.S. vehicles that weigh more than 26,000 pounds.... more »
  • Protesters temporarily block I-12 at Airline Highway

    July 9, 2016 11:04 PM

    BATON ROUGE - State Police responded to traffic congestion on the interstate at Airline Highway Saturday evening as protests continue across Baton Rouge. According to Louisiana State Police spokesperson Bryan Lee, the traffic congestion was related to the protests happening around Baton Rouge Police Headquarters. And there... more »
  • Authorities: Tennessee Highway gunman motivated by police shootings

    July 8, 2016 2:52 PM

    BRISTOL - Authorities in Tennessee say a man who opened fire on a highway in Tennessee targeted police officers and others because he was troubled by incidents involving black people and law enforcement officers. The Tennessee Bureau of Investigation says in a news release that initial conversations with the suspect,... more »
  • Tuesday morning commute will feature new traffic information

    May 2, 2016 3:18 PM

    PORT ALLEN - Tuesday morning, a new traffic sign listing drive times will be turned on. The sign, on La. 1 south of I-10, will be turned on and start showing data at 6 a.m. The sign will provide travel times from the sign’s location to the I-110, US... more »
  • Say it ain't so: Study finds I-10 should be widened, new bridge needed

    February 2, 2016 4:11 PM

    BATON ROUGE - A gaggle of business executives issued a report on the region's road issues Tuesday, blaming a backlog of projects in part for a lack consensus over its highest priority projects. The analysis by CRISIS - Capital Region Industry for Sustainable Infrastructure Solutions - identified four key... more »
  • Sunshine Bridge construction ends ahead of schedule Play Video

    December 7, 2015 11:33 PM

    DONALDSONVILLE – Ahead of schedule, the Sunshine Bridge was completely open for commuters Monday. A $25 million construction project on the bridge connecting St. James and Ascension Parish ended months ahead of schedule. Since April 2012, crews have been cleaning, painting and making repairs to the bridge. The project... more »
  • Agency votes against using BP restoration funds on bridge

    October 21, 2015 2:41 PM

    BATON ROUGE - BP settlement funds meant for ecological restoration won't be diverted to finish a $350 million project to elevate a highway to connect the mainland with a key oil and gas port at the edge of the Gulf of Mexico - something environmental groups and even gubernatorial candidates... more »
  • Bridge inspection to close La. 73 next week

    August 4, 2015 6:25 PM

    PRAIRIEVILLE - Highway 73 between Ascension Parish and East Baton Rouge will be closed at the end of the morning rush next Thursday. The state issued the traffic advisory Tuesday afternoon. The portion of the highway that will be closed will be over Bayou Manchac. Crews will be inspecting... more »
  • Train accident closes Airline Highway near South Choctaw Drive

    July 31, 2015 5:55 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Airline Highway was briefly closed in both directions near South Choctaw Drive due to an accident involving a train. The Department of Transportation and Development reported that traffic was backed up for more than two miles to Plank Road on US 61 South and Tom Drive... more »
  • Congress passes 3-month highway, transit aid patch

    July 30, 2015 2:48 PM

    WASHINGTON - Congress has passed a three-month bill to keep highway and transit money flowing to states, one day before the deadline for a cutoff of funds. The Senate has approved the bill on a 91 to 4 vote. The House passed the bill Wednesday. The bill extends the government's... more »
  • Stretch of 'Old 51' closed for repairs

    July 22, 2015 8:50 PM

    RUDDOCK - Old U.S. 51 is closed south of Tangipahoa Parish and into St. John the Baptist so crews can do emergency roadway repairs. The highway is a scenic thoroughfare between Ponchatoula, Manchac and LaPlace. It runs parallel to the elevated portion of I-55. The road closed between... more »
  • Snowplows in July

    July 15, 2015 9:03 PM

    RAPID CITY, SOUTH DAKOTA- A funny thing happened on a warm July day in South Dakota. Snowplows had to be called out after an intense hailstorm dropped as much as 4 inches of the ice pellets. A sheriff's deputy says it happened on a highway south of Rapid City... more »
  • 1 dead in highway crash

    July 10, 2015 9:49 AM

    DENHAM SPRINGS- One man was killed in a car crash in Livingston Parish late Thursday night. Louisiana State Police say an unidentified man was driving north on LA 16 when his car crossed over the middle line and collided with another vehicle head-on. Police are not sure what caused... more »
  • Road repair and rain create EBR traffic nightmare

    June 25, 2015 4:44 PM

    BATON ROUGE - What started as an emergency highway repair Thursday morning turned into a wet, miles-long snarl of bumper to bumper traffic in East Baton Rouge. The Department of Transportation and Development sent out a notice around 10 a.m. that one lane would be closed on I-10 West... more »
  • Monday deadline for I-10 improvement survey Play Video

    June 15, 2015 8:32 AM

    BATON ROUGE- Baton Rouge authorities are ready to move on to the next step toward construction on the busy I-10 corridor, and they're asking for your input. The Department of Transportation and Development wants frustrated drivers to fill out a survey about driving in the city. The survey asks... more »
  • State police: Body found on I-10 in Metairie

    June 10, 2015 10:02 AM

    METAIRIE- State police are investigating the discovery of a body on Interstate 10 near the Veteran Boulevard exit in Metairie. Trooper Melissa Matey said there was no information available about the victim's identity or what caused the death. Matey says authorities began getting calls around 5 a.m. Wednesday of a... more »
  • House passes another temporary fix to keep highway aid going

    May 19, 2015 5:50 PM

    WASHINGTON - The House has passed a bill to keep highway and transit aid flowing to states for another two months. It's the 12th temporary patch in six years and a reflection of lawmakers' lack of consensus on how to solve the nation's infrastructure financing woes. The bill was approved... more »
  • Gas-line blast closes California highway, injures at least 3

    April 17, 2015 6:13 PM

    FRESNO, CA - Authorities say a large explosion has closed sections of a major highway in Central California and injured at least three people. The California Highway Patrol reported Friday afternoon that the explosion halted traffic on both northbound and southbound lanes of Highway 99 north of Fresno. Tony Botti... more »
  • Controversial guardrails still won't be installed in La.

    March 16, 2015 11:20 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Louisiana will not release the suspension it put on a controversial guardrail design until more tests are done even though federal inspectors believe the guardrail is acceptable to be used on the side of highways. Last week, the government cleared the ET-Plus design of any safety... more »
  • DOTD to close some north La. highways overnight

    February 16, 2015 5:07 PM

    BATON ROUGE - State traffic officials said they plan to close several highways in northwest Louisiana as wintry weather moves through the state overnight. The Department of Transportation and Development said they're also preparing salt, sand and scout trucks to deal with possible sleet or freezing conditions early Tuesday... more »
  • Residents want state to fix site of deadly crash Play Video

    February 13, 2015 5:06 PM

    LIVINGSTON - Another fatal crash took place on Highway 63, south of Highway 449. According to the The Department of Transportation and Development, It's the second fatality to happen in that area within recent years. Louis Gurka III, 55, of Baton Rouge was traveling north on the highway... more »
  • Man killed in collision with semi

    January 20, 2015 10:47 PM

    ST. FRANCISVILLE - A man from Gonzales was killed in a crash with an 18-wheeler Tuesday. State Police said Felix Lipoma, 73, was pulling out of a private drive and onto Highway 61 north of La. 10 when he hit the rear wheels of the tractor trailer. The impact... more »
  • Toll road through the heart of Baton Rouge explained Play Video

    January 15, 2015 4:18 PM

    BATON ROUGE- State traffic officials received a 28-page plan from an engineering firm that outlines its plan to build a loop through the city. Conversations about a proposal started last year , during the legislative session. Then, lawmakers talked about using existing roads and few new construction projects to... more »
  • DOTD says changes could be coming to deadly curve

    January 14, 2015 1:19 PM

    WALKER - State traffic officials said Wednesday they have no plans to reduce speed along a stretch of road where several deadly wrecks have happened in Livingston Parish, including a wreck on New Year's Eve which killed three people. However, the Department of Transportation and Development said they would... more »
  • People asking for road changes after NYE deaths Play Video

    January 1, 2015 6:13 PM

    WALKER - The New Year's Eve crash that left three dead on Walker South Road has residents asking for change. Stephen Edward says in the time he's lived on the curve where the wreck happened he's counted more than 20 deaths along that stretch of road. "A lot... more »
  • Crash spills, kills 11,000 fish on Oregon highway

    December 31, 2014 2:37 PM

    EUGENE, OR - A tanker truck moving young salmon from a failing hatchery crashed and spilled thousands of fish on the side of a highway in western Oregon. The Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife estimates 11,000 juvenile salmon died in Tuesday's wreck east of Eugene. The truck was hauling... more »
  • State considers bypass around Bayou Corne sinkhole

    December 16, 2014 6:54 AM

    BAYOU CORNE - State highway designers have settled on a preferred route for an emergency detour of Louisiana Highway 70 around the Bayou Corne-area sinkhole in Assumption Parish and will seek the public's input on the proposal Wednesday evening. A new state analysis says the 1.09-mile route would cost $10.2... more »
  • Darkness brings concern in construction zone Play Video

    December 3, 2014 10:24 PM

    GONZALES - Drivers are cautions after two wrecks where other people on the highway have ignored construction zone warnings in Ascension Parish. Overnight Tuesday, a driver smashed head-on into a dump truck . The driver of the car that hit the truck was killed. Another driver is on the... more »
  • Driver killed in La. 30 construction zone crash

    December 3, 2014 1:32 PM

    GONZALES - A driver died overnight after State Police said they wrecked at an Ascension Parish construction zone, the second wreck to happen there in recent days. Troopers said Kirk Canova, 42, died after he smashed into a dump truck on Highway 30 west of I-10 near South St.... more »
  • Revamped intersection will get revamped stop light sequence

    December 2, 2014 11:24 PM

    ZACHARY- State traffic engineers will rebuild the lighting sequence of red, green and yellow lights at a busy intersection starting next week. Tuesday, the state announced plans to only allow vehicles to make a left turn from Highway 61 to Highway 64 when there is a left-turn arrow showing.... more »
  • Group wants your vote 4 for the Roads Play Video

    November 3, 2014 7:35 AM

    BATON ROUGE - You'll have to decide on 14 amendments when you head to the polls tomorrow. One group wants to make things easier by encouraging voters to improve Louisiana's roadways. 4 for the Roads wants voters to approve Amendment Four. It gives the state treasurer the power to... more »
  • Woman seeing yellow after restriping incident Play Video

    October 30, 2014 9:51 PM

    ST. FRANCISVILLE - A woman says a state vehicle restriping the highway painted her car yellow and she's getting the run-around to fix it. Around 11:30 a.m. Monday, Danielle Landry was driving along Highway 10 in St. Francisville when a Department of Transportation and Development truck was heading toward... more »
  • Large flightless bird closes Indiana highway

    October 28, 2014 11:06 AM

    PERU, IN - Police say a large flightless bird forced the closing of a northern Indiana highway for about 10 minutes while officers and motorists tried to corral it. The 5-foot-tall bird called a rhea escaped from a farm Monday and ran onto U.S. 24 near Peru, about 80 miles... more »
  • La. discontinues use of dangerous guardrails

    October 24, 2014 11:09 PM

    BATON ROUGE- Louisiana highway chiefs said Friday, the state has discontinued the use of guardrails caught up in an investigation and lawsuit surrounding allegations the design was changed and have caused people to lose limbs or even die in crashes across the country. "DOTD has discontinued the use of... more »
  • Motorcyclist killed in Thursday crash

    September 25, 2014 10:10 PM

    MAUREPAS - State Police believe speed was a factor in a crash where a motorcyclist died Thursday evening. Irvin W. Lachney, 35, died in the single vehicle wreck on LA Hwy 22 east of LA Hwy 16. Lachney appears to have lost control in a curve, drove into a... more »
  • Highway hit by mudslide reopens

    September 23, 2014 4:33 AM

    OSO, WA - Six months after a hillside gave way in the Washington town of Oso, burying 43 people and blocking a state highway, the community is taking another step toward recovery with the return of normal traffic on the route. The state Transportation Department said Monday night that state... more »
  • Drivers' wish for La. 30 includes more than just an overlay Play Video

    September 22, 2014 9:44 PM

    GONZALES - Intermittent lane closures began Monday on LA 30 between Tanger and the Iberville Parish line in Gonzales so the Department of Transportation and Development can patch, mill and lay new asphalt. While drivers know the road is problematic, they say it needs more than just some patching.... more »
  • Congestion relief for La. 1

    July 28, 2014 10:17 PM

    PORT ALLEN - The state is formulating a plan to deal with congestion along an important artery on the west side of the river. DOTD evaluated La. 1 following a push from the West Baton Rouge Parish School Board. System leaders said bus drivers have trouble running routes because... more »
  • Livingston Parish road set for $2.7 million repair Play Video

    June 26, 2014 3:29 PM

    KILLIAN - Louisiana Highway 444 in Livingston Parish is set for a multi-million dollar overhaul. The Department of Transportation and Development says workers will repave 5.9 miles of La. 444 between Gum Swamp Road and La. 22 to improve ride quality. It's part of the state's $425 million quality... more »
  • UPDATE: Troopers investigate overnight head-on collision

    March 22, 2013 1:40 PM

    BATON ROUGE - An overnight crash on Airline Hwy near the East Baton Rouge and Ascension Parish line left two injured. Troopers say a driver was traveling southbound in the northbound lane. Robert Teasley has been charged with vehicular negligent injuring, wreckless operation and 2nd offense DWI. Troopers... more »

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