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  • 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 »
  • 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 »
  • Livingston reviews plans for closed, dangerous bridge

    August 5, 2013 10:52 PM

    DENHAM SPRINGS- Parish leaders hope to begin work on a new bridge for Wax Road by the end of 2013. Monday, plans entered the review phase. A new bridge will be built to replace on that has been deemed dangerous. The bridge on Wax Road, near Vincent Road,... more »
  • LSP: Truck driver in pileup may have been impaired

    January 29, 2013 10:58 AM

    GEISMAR - State Police arrested a truck driver they suspect to have been impaired when they were involved in a multi-vehicle wreck this morning in Ascension Parish. Troopers reopened La. 30 in Geismar after a six-vehicle pileup at 6:30 a.m. closed it for several hours. State Police said two... more »
  • La. 665 re-opened; swamp fire still burning

    January 15, 2012 4:50 PM

    POINTE AUX CHENES, La. - State police closed Louisiana Highway 665 in Pointe-aux-Chenes for nearly four hours because smoke from a nearby swamp fire limited visibility. Authorities tell The Courier that firefighters cannot reach the blaze in woods behind the highway. The highway in Pointe-aux-Chenes was closed from about 6... more »
  • LA 1 closed while Corps opens more Morganza bays

    May 16, 2011 2:12 PM

    MORGANZA - State Police closed LA 1 over the Morganza Spillway for a few hours today while more bays were opened to let water into the Atchafalaya Basin. Gov. Jindal said earlier today that two more bays would be opened at Morganza, bringing the total of open bays to... more »

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