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  • Police: Man killed in crash overnight on I-10

    July 26, 2014 10:42 AM

    BATON ROUGE - Baton Rouge police say one man is dead after a crash on I-10 involving two suspected intoxicated drivers. Officials say Jason Smith's, 39, car stalled because it was running out of gas. He was hit by Sarah Raimondi, 37, while pushing his car. He is in... more »
  • Update: All lanes open, still congested

    March 9, 2014 11:03 AM

    BATON ROUGE - Two separate accidents are causing delays on I-10. The first one is due to a vehicle fire that happened Sunday morning. All lanes have reopened on I-10, however the interstate is still backed up in both directions due to a vehicle fire near Perkins Road... 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 »
  • Plan in the works to widen parks of Perkins Rd Play Video

    October 2, 2013 6:55 PM

    BATON ROUGE - A congested stretch of road in Baton Rouge could get a much-needed upgrade. One section of Perkins Road from Siegen Lane is currently two lanes. Neighbors say that causes congestion and a traffic nightmare. There's a plan in the works to widen Perkins Road from... more »
  • Truck driver hit on Perkins Road

    July 12, 2013 11:33 PM

    BATON ROUGE- Police closed major streets after a person was hit by a car late Friday night. Perkins was closed between Essen and Bluebonnet while emergency responders worked the scene. A man hit a truck driver who got out of his semi on the busy street about 10:15.... more »
  • Engineers talk-up plans for traffic connector in BR

    June 4, 2013 10:39 PM

    BATON ROUGE- Traffic engineers touted a plan to ease congestion around the Mall of Louisiana Tuesday. The Picardy-Perkins Connector is a part of the on-going Green Light Plan across the city. The $25 million project calls for a four-laned highway with a raised median and sidewalks. According to... more »
  • Multi-car crash shuts down I-10 W at Acadian

    April 23, 2013 7:26 AM

    BATON ROUGE - Traffic is at a standstill this morning along Interstate 10 after a multi-vehicle crash between the Perkins and Acadian exits. DOTD says all lanes of I-10 W at Acadian are closed at this time. Delays from the accident have extended to the 10/12 split. ... more »
  • UPDATE: Accident causes heavy delays on I-10

    March 27, 2013 7:13 AM

    BATON ROUGE - Officials say all lanes are open at I-10 West at Perkins, after an early morning accident. Drivers should expect delays on the interstate as congestion from the wreck has reached past Essen on I-10 and I-12. No word on if anyone was injured. more »
  • Southdowns parade to close parts of Stanford Avenue, Perkins Road Friday

    February 7, 2013 2:43 PM

    Baton Rouge- Portions of Stanford Avenue and Perkins Road in Baton Rouge will be closed due to the Southdowns Mardi Gras Parade Friday evening. This is in addition to residential streets in the Southdowns neighborhood. Stanford from Hyacinth Avenue to Perkins Road will be closed from 8 p.m.... more »
  • Woman slain by Chiefs player to be laid to rest

    December 6, 2012 10:29 AM

    BLUE RIDGE, Texas - The slain girlfriend of Kansas City Chiefs linebacker Jovan Belcher will be laid to rest five days after Belcher killed her, then shot himself in the head. The funeral for 22-year-old Kasandra Perkins is scheduled for Thursday afternoon at the Ridgeview Family Fellowship Church in Blue... more »
  • Controversial Southdowns issue pulled from consideration Play Video

    November 20, 2012 5:36 PM

    BATON ROUGE- A controversial plan to rezone a property at the corner of Perkins Road and Stuart Avenue is dead. Opponents say it was part of a purchase agreement which would have allowed two psychiatrists to open an office on the site. Homeowners in the Southdowns neighborhood say... more »
  • Child, woman shot in Baton Rouge

    July 25, 2012 5:06 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Police responded to a shooting this afternoon in Baton Rouge that injured a woman and child. It happened just before 5 p.m. at 1824 Ryder Lane. According to DA Hillar Moore, the victims were a 28-year-old woman and 11-year-old girl. He said they were walking down... more »
  • UPDATE: All lanes of I-10 West open in Baton Rouge

    May 15, 2012 4:54 PM

    UPDATE- BATON ROUGE- All lanes have opened on I-10 West through Baton Rouge. An accident involving multiple 18-wheelers closed the Interstate at Perkins Tuesday afternoon. The evening rush was a nightmare for some drivers. EARLIER REPORTS- BATON ROUGE - Traffic officials reopened one lane of traffic on... more »
  • People gearing up for Wearin' of the Green Play Video

    March 16, 2012 5:07 PM

    BATON ROUGE- People in the Perkins Road area are getting ready for major crowds during the Baton Rouge Saint Patrick's Day parade Saturday. Many homeowners like Treuil and Jessica Montague spent the day in the yard. They expect more than 100 people at a Wearin' of the Green party... more »
  • Businesses, home owners gearing up for Wearing of the Green Parade

    March 16, 2012 10:08 AM

    BATON ROUGE- The buzz is building along the Perkins Road area for the annual Wearing of the Green Parade. Some business owners say it is their busiest day of the year. Home owners are touching up their property. Mike Steele takes a look at all of the prep... more »
  • Bicyclist wakes up from coma

    January 27, 2012 1:55 PM

    BATON ROUGE - The mother of a man hit while riding his bicycle along Perkins Road has confirmed to News 2 that her son has woken up from a medically induced coma. Days after Danny Morris was hit by a suspected drunk driver, who police say had a blood... more »
  • Baton Rouge neighborhood opposes I-10 widening

    January 1, 2012 2:55 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Businesses and residents near Perkins Road say they oppose state officials' plans to widen Interstate 10 through Baton Rouge. "It will devastate the area," said owner of Troy's Barber Shop Troy Menier. The business has been open since 1969. Roughly a decade ago, state leaders proposed a... more »
  • Next phase of I-10 expansion in Baton Rouge

    November 15, 2011 6:18 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Once again, the state plans to expand Interstate 10 from the 10/12 split to the Mississippi River Bridge. The community defeated a similar project ten years ago, but the Department of Transportation and Development is in the process of studying the feasibility of widening. Starting... more »
  • Arrest made in shooting near Perkins Rowe

    February 22, 2011 5:53 PM

    BATON ROUGE - An arrest has been made in the shooting that occurred near Perkins Rowe Saturday night. Major Lawrence McLeary with the East Baton Rouge Parish Sheriff's Office reports 18-year-old Dalvin D. Mullens, of Baton Rouge, has been arrested in connection with the crime and is charged with... more »
  • No one injured in shooting near Perkins Rowe

    February 20, 2011 1:24 PM

    According to the East Baton Rouge Sheriff's Office no one was injured in a shooting that happened near Perkins Rowe yesterday evening. Officials with EBRSO say an off duty deputy at Perkins Rowe heard five to seven gun shots near the Shell gas station at the corner of Perkins... more »
  • Washout causes road collapse in Baton Rouge

    January 5, 2011 3:58 PM

    UPDATE 6:10 p.m. - The traffic center says Siegen Lane is back open after a temporary fix was put in place. Original story: BATON ROUGE - A collapsed section of Siegen Lane is causing headaches for drivers in Baton Rouge this afternoon. Pete Newkirk with the Department... more »
  • U.S. Senate rejects bill funding BR project

    December 27, 2010 5:47 PM

    The U.S. Senate has rejected a $1.2 trillion spending bill which included $750,000 for a Baton Rouge interstate project. The money would have been used to build an interchange at the Pecue Lane overpass. The added exit and entrance ramps were expected to relieve traffic on I-10 and on... more »
  • Parents set up memorial for son at new Perkins Road Park

    October 13, 2010 6:25 PM

    Perkins Road Park will reopen this weekend after years of renovations and additions, and people may be surprised at what’s there. The Velodrome was built in 1985. Since then, a BMX bike track and tennis courts were added. Saturday, BREC will unveil an updated BMX track, a new... more »
  • Morning downpour causes problems in BR

    August 18, 2010 4:51 PM

    Flooded roads and roof problems are some of the things people in Baton Rouge had to deal with this morning. Water was standing on portions of Florida Boulevard, forcing some drivers to use only the inside lanes. On Perkins Road, at least one car stalled trying to get through... more »
  • Flood water threatens business

    February 4, 2010 5:49 PM

    The heavy rains have caused flood water from an overflowing ditch to inundate the parking lot of business in Baton Rouge. The owner of Highland Cabinets & Millworks, Larry Normand, said every time it rains his employees have to move their cars to higher ground. "We literally have to... more »
  • Update: Rekindle Sunday in strip mall fire

    January 4, 2010 8:36 AM

    A report of a rekindle led firefighters back to the scene of a major fire at the Acadian/Perkins Plaza. When they got to the scene Sunday, they found fire coming from the front overhang of the Caterie. Authorities say once they extinguished the fire, they saw smoke coming from piles... more »
  • Perkins Overpass Open Soon

    August 4, 2009 3:22 PM

    The Perkins Road overpass is set to reopen by Friday. That's the first day of school in Baton Rouge. Contractors still have some last minute touch ups to take care of including resealing joints, and laying down new sidewalks. Business owners in the area are excited to have... more »

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