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  • DEQ says 175 barrels of oil spilled in Denham Springs, cleanup underway

    July 24, 2015 3:15 PM

    DENHAM SPRINGS – The Department of Environmental Quality said they believe 175 barrels of crude oil spilled into ditches on Linder Road in Denham Springs after a tanker truck overturned Monday. Emergency officials in Livingston parish said the truck rolled into the ditch Monday morning and spilled more than... more »
  • Amanda Knox murder conviction overturned by Italy high court

    March 27, 2015 4:58 PM

    ROME - Italy's highest court has overturned the murder conviction against Amanda Knox and her ex-boyfriend, bringing to a definitive end the high-profile case. The decision by the supreme Court of Cassation is the final ruling in the case, ending the long legal battle waged by Knox and co-defendant Raffaele... more »
  • Overturned car cleared, all lanes of I-10 open

    November 20, 2014 8:35 AM

    BATON ROUGE - An overturned car blocked two lanes and slowed traffic on I-10 West near Essen Thursday morning. Authorities cleared the accident and reopened all lanes approximately an hour later. No word on what caused the accident or any injuries. Check back for updates. more »
  • LA 1 back open after truck flips

    May 12, 2014 11:36 AM

    PORT ALLEN- Two lanes of LA 1 South in Port Allen that were blocked due to an overturned truck, have now been reopened. The right and center lanes were blocked on LA 1 South at Avenue G after the truck's load shifted, causing it to roll over. The... more »
  • LA 1 open after tanker crash check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    April 15, 2014 10:11 AM

    PORT ALLEN - More than five hours after a tanker overturned, Louisiana State Police opened LA-1 under the I-10 Mississippi River Bridge. The northbound lanes had been closed since about 9 a.m. Traffic leaders were working to clear the wreckage by the evening rush. The Port Allen Fire... more »
  • Father, son killed in Pointe Coupee crash

    May 10, 2013 7:42 AM

    CHENAL - A single-car crash claimed the lives of a father and son overnight in Pointe Coupee Parish. It happened just before 11:30 p.m. Thursday on Hwy. 415 near Hwy. 414. State troopers say 47-year-old Sidney R. Morel of Jarreau was heading south on Hwy. 415 when he... more »
  • Italy high court overturns Knox acquittal

    March 26, 2013 7:37 AM

    ROME - Amanda Knox says it's "painful" to have had her acquittal of murder overturned by Italy's highest court. An appeals court in Florence must re-hear the case against the former American exchange student and her Italian ex-boyfriend. The two were convicted of killing Knox's roommate in 2007,... more »
  • Trailer overturns on I-12 at Amite River Bridge

    March 5, 2013 9:15 AM

    BATON ROUGE - Emergency crews responded to a crash this morning involving an overturned 18-wheeler on Interstate 12. It happened just before 8 a.m. near the Amite River Bridge. At least one person has been transported from the scene, according to EMS. No word on the condition... more »
  • Highway back open after school bus wreck

    December 12, 2012 12:00 PM

    POINTE COUPEE - An overturned school bus closed a portion of La. 420 in Pointe Coupee Parish for a time this morning. According to the sheriff's office, only the driver was on board when it wrecked earlier this morning. They had minor injuries, and were taken to a nearby... more »
  • Interstate snarl creates havoc for BR businesses check to see if lock exists for regeneration 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 »
  • Cement truck wreck closes I-10E for hours check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    December 6, 2012 3:25 PM

    BATON ROUGE - State Police reopened a portion of I-10 where a cement truck overturned earlier this morning, forcing it closed for several hours. The cement truck turned over at I-10 East and Siegen Lane around 8:30 a.m. There were no injuries, but the eastbound lanes had to... more »
  • I-10E at Siegen closed due to overturned trailer

    December 6, 2012 10:02 AM

    BATON ROUGE - I-10 eastbound at Siegen is closed while crews work to remove an overturned 18-wheeler. The truck was carrying an estimated 74,500 pounds of cement at the time of the crash. There's no word yet on how the accident happened. Traffic is being diverted onto Siegen... more »
  • Overturned big rig causes delays on I-12

    August 19, 2012 7:09 PM

    LIVINGSTON PARISH- An overturned 18-wheeler has traffic reduced to one lane on I-12 East in Walker. Officials say to avoid the area if you can. They are trying to right the big rig, and it could take several hours. I-12 is expected to be down to one lane... more »
  • Veterans react to Supreme Court's Stolen Valor decision

    June 28, 2012 6:10 PM

    BATON ROUGE - "Shocked" and "disgusted" were two words on many veterans' minds after they learned the U.S. Supreme Court ruled the Stolen Valor Act was unconstitutional. The Act would have made it illegal for anyone to display military metals as accomplishments that he or she did not earn.... more »
  • Motorists told to avoid I-10 East after big rig wreck

    June 11, 2012 10:08 AM

    BATON ROUGE - Police warned drivers to avoid I-10 East in Baton Rouge after an 18-wheeler wreck this morning. The truck overturned on the right shoulder, blocking two lanes of traffic according to Baton Rouge Police. Sgt. Don Kelly said all lanes of traffic would need to be... more »
  • Driver of overturned 18-wheeler describes wreck check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    April 27, 2012 6:13 PM

    WALKER- An 18-Wheeler carrying snack cakes and muffins overturned causing traffic problems on I-12 for hours. The driver was not badly hurt. "The vehicle in front of him came into his lane of travel and he made a defensive movement and caused him to hit the shoulder and... more »
  • Overturned 18-wheeler causes road closure in WBR Parish

    February 22, 2012 2:17 PM

    PORT ALLEN - Highway officials closed La. 415 westbound this afternoon so they could remove an 18-wheeler full of coconut oil that flipped this morning. The wreck happened near the intersection of La. 415 and 190. Deputies said the driver was going too fast around the turn when his... more »
  • All lanes now open on I-12 westbound

    February 8, 2012 3:19 PM

    All lanes are now open on I-12 Westbound, that's according to Louisiana State Police. It had been shut down since early Wednesday morning due to an overturned 18-wheeler. Be sure to check back later for further updates. more »
  • Court revives racial bias claims over school plan

    November 3, 2011 2:24 PM

    NEW ORLEANS - A federal appeals court has revived a lawsuit that claims a Louisiana school board's redistricting plan discriminated against black students. In Thursday's ruling, a divided three-judge panel from the 5th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals said a judge erroneously dismissed all the claims filed against the... more »
  • Illinois court throws Emanuel off Chiago ballot

    January 24, 2011 1:10 PM

    CHICAGO - An Illinois appellate court on Monday threw former White House chief of staff Rahm Emanuel off the ballot for Chicago mayor because he didn't live in the city in the year before the election. The decision put Emanuel's candidacy into doubt a month before the election. He had... more »
  • Airline, Plank closed after 18-wheeler turns over

    January 11, 2011 3:25 PM

    BATON ROUGE – An overturned 18-wheeler has closed the off ramp from Plank Road onto Airline Highway in north Baton Rouge. Curt Monte with the Baton Rouge Fire Department said the truck was carrying cardboard and other recycling material, and that a small fuel leak from the truck had been... more »
  • Overturned 18-wheeler causes closure in Baton Rouge

    January 11, 2011 3:17 PM

    An overturned 18-wheeler has closed the off ramp from Plank Rd. entering Airline Hwy in Baton Rouge. Baton Rouge Fire Department HazMat officials are on scene surveying the accident. The truck is said to be carrying cardboard and other recycling material. There was a small leak in... more »
  • I-12 E. shutdown due to overturned 18-wheeler

    December 31, 2010 8:07 AM

    BATON ROUGE - UPDATE 10:12 a.m. - Crews are working to upright the truck and remove it. Louisiana State Police said the interstate could by opened back up around noon. The east bound lanes of Interstate 12 near O'Neal lane in Baton Rouge are closed at this time due... more »
  • Oveturned tractor trailer remains on side of I-12E

    December 15, 2010 10:40 AM

    BATON ROUGE - The tractor trailer that overturned this morning around 3 A.M. remains on the shoulder of I-12 east, just past the Amite River Bridge. There are no lane closures at this time, and morning traffic has cleared up. The truck was carrying hazardous chemicals, but no... more »
  • All lanes open on I-10 west after accident

    September 15, 2010 5:26 PM

    All lanes are open on Interstate 10 west at College Drive after an accident involving an overturned vehicle earlier this afternoon. Authorities said the lanes had been blocked due to debris from the accident. Paramedics said one person received minor injuries and was treated and released on the scene.... more »
  • LA 30 may be open by 10 p.m.

    June 16, 2010 9:45 PM

    Louisiana State Police said LA 30 may be open by 10 p.m. The road has been closed due to an 18-wheeler that overturned earlier today. Police said the 18-wheeler’s trailer has been up-righted and attached to a new tractor. It is being inspected before being hauled back to Air Liquide... more »
  • LA 30 expected to be closed for hours

    June 16, 2010 5:37 PM

    LA 30 will be closed for hours due to an 18-wheeler that overturned earlier today. Louisiana State Police said there is a small leak in the 18-wheeler’s tank containing liquid nitrogen, but it is not a threat to the surrounding area. A crane is en route to up-right the 18-wheeler... more »
  • Overturned 18-wheeler blocks road

    June 16, 2010 4:20 PM

    An overturned 18-wheeler on LA 30 is causing a roadblock between Ashland Road and I-10. Ascension Parish Office of Homeland Security and Emergency Preparedness said there is no word on how long it will take to get the vehicle up-right and out of the way. Department head Rick Weber said... more »
  • Man's rape, molestation convictions reversed

    June 10, 2010 9:29 AM

    The conviction of a Springhill man serving a life sentence plus 25 years for raping and molesting two young family members has been reversed. The appeals court agreed with Donny D. Carper's complaint about the prosecution's failure to allow him to confront his accusers face-to-face. He also contended trial judge... more »
  • Road now open after overturned tanker

    February 22, 2010 5:54 PM

    Update: LA 1 near Plaquemine is now open after a tanker overturned and caught fire Monday afternoon. It happened near the intersection of LA 1 and St. Louis Road. State Police say the tanker was hauling natural gas. The cab caught fire after the crash but troopers say none of... more »
  • Overturned 18-wheeler blocking I-10 exit ramp

    February 8, 2010 10:41 AM

    An overturned 18-wheeler is blocking the LA 1 exit ramp off I-10 westbound at the Mississippi River Bridge near Port Allen. There's no word on what caused the accident or what the tractor trailer is hauling. Traffic is congested and moving slowly over the bridge. more »
  • I-10 eastbound on-ramps at LA 1 closed for hours

    January 15, 2010 8:05 AM

    Update: The West Baton Rouge Sheriff's Department says the ramps will be closed for 3 to 5 hours. Interstate 10 eastbound on-ramps at LA Highway 1 are closed at this time because of an overturned 18-wheeler. The overturned 18-wheeler spilled powdered concrete. It is not hazardous and crews are... more »
  • I-10 eastbound on-ramps at LA 1 closed

    January 15, 2010 5:17 AM

    Interstate 10 eastbound on-ramps at LA Highway 1 are closed at this time because of an overturned 18-wheeler. The overturned 18-wheeler spilled powdered concrete. It is not hazardous and crews are currently working to clean it up. Both on-ramps from Port Allen and Brusly are also closed at this time.... more »

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