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  • United Airlines apologizes to the owners of dog that died on plane

    August 9, 2017 1:38 PM

    HOUSTON — United Airlines is apologizing to the owners of dog who died in the cargo hold of a plane on a flight from Houston to San Francisco. A United spokesman said Tuesday that the airline is reviewing the incident. KTRK-TV in Houston reports that a local family... more »
  • Dog dies on United flight after long delay, family says

    August 8, 2017 3:34 PM

    HOUSTON, Tx. - A Texas family claims their dog died on Sunday while in the cargo hold of a United Airlines jet that was delayed on a Houston tarmac for two hours. The Rasmussen family of Houston says Lulu, their 5-year-old Cavalier King Charles Spaniel, was cleared to fly... more »
  • 1 dead, several others hurt in ride malfunction at fair

    July 26, 2017 9:22 PM

    COLUMBUS, Ohio - At least one person has been killed and several others injured in a ride malfunction on opening day of the Ohio State Fair. Columbus Battalion Chief Steve Martin says the Fire Ball ride malfunctioned Wednesday night. Martin says some of the victims were thrown from the ride.... more »
  • Uber CEO to take leave, leadership team to run company

    June 13, 2017 1:45 PM

    SAN FRANCISCO - Uber CEO Travis Kalanick will take a leave of absence for an unspecified period and let his leadership team run the troubled ride-hailing company while he's gone. Kalanick told employees about his decision Tuesday in a memo. He says he needs time off to grieve... more »
  • 18-year-old killed in deadly motorcycle crash on LA 940

    March 8, 2017 7:31 PM

    GONZALES - Louisiana State troopers are investigating a deadly motorcycle crash that killed an 18-year-old Wednesday. According to state police, Aiden Womack of Gonzales was killed following a crash on LA 940. State Police say that Womack was driving his Kawasaki motorcycle eastbound on the interstate when 72-year-old Hazel... more »
  • Lyft service launches in Baton Rouge

    January 25, 2017 1:16 PM

    BATON ROUGE - The popular ride-sharing company Lyft will launch in Baton Rouge Thursday at noon. Baton Rouge is one of 40 cities across the country where the service will launch this week. Local passengers will be able to download the app and request an affordable ride to their... more »
  • Uber charges man more than $500 for a ride he did not take

    September 4, 2016 2:34 PM

    CHICAGO – Uber charged a man more than $500 for a ride that he did not take. Jason Holbrook was at an intersection in Chicago when he decided to request an Uber to get him to his next stop. However, the ride he requested was canceled by the driver.... more »
  • Teen who died after being ejected from carnival ride is identified

    May 2, 2016 10:34 PM

    EL PASO, TX - A teenage girl who was killed when she was ejected from a whirling ride at an El Paso church carnival has been identified by police. El Paso police on Monday identified the 16-year-old girl as Samantha Aguilar. Police say Aguilar and two 17-year-old girls were at... more »
  • Free options for revelers who need a safe New Year's ride Play Video

    December 31, 2015 12:10 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Several groups offered alternatives on New Year's Eve for drivers who want to get home safe after they've had too much to drink. Mockler Beverage's "Safe Ride Home" program is in its 15th year for 2015. It pays for towing services and taxi companies to provide... more »
  • Fire Marshal says "we've found no defects" on fair ride

    October 30, 2015 8:28 PM

    Baton Rouge - The 20 year old woman injured after falling out of her seat on the Gee Wiz ride, suffered a fractured elbow and ribs, according to the State's Fire Marshal's office. State Fire Marshal, Butch Browning told News 2 the ride will not be in operation for... more »
  • Fire marshal investigating ride accident at fair

    October 30, 2015 12:25 AM

    BATON ROUGE - State Fire Marshal investigators spent Thursday night and early Friday morning investigating a reported accident at the Greater Baton Rouge State Fair. "All we know is that a female was transported to the hospital. That's all at this time," the fire marshal told WBRZ late Thursday... more »
  • GBR fair closed again Monday

    October 26, 2015 9:19 AM

    BATON ROUGE- The Greater Baton Rouge state fair announced it will remain closed on Monday due to severe weather in the area. The fair closed over the weekend after heavy rain caused flooding in some areas of Baton Rouge. Event organizers say the festival will reopen as soon as it... more »
  • Fire marshal thinks child stood up during ride Play Video

    October 7, 2015 12:54 PM

    LIVINGSTON - Investigators said Wednesday it looks like a 10-year-old unbuckled herself and stood up during a ride at the Livingston Parish fair Tuesday night, which caused her to fall and be pinned under the ride. State Fire Marshal Butch Browning said three people in all were injured in... more »
  • BREC's Junior Horsemanship Camp Play Video

    June 23, 2015 8:56 AM

    BATON ROUGE- It's summertime and kids are out of school. This summer BREC is offering a little something for everyone to enjoy during their time off. Kids at the Farr Park Equestrian Center are spending their summer finding out if they have what it takes to ride a horse. ... more »
  • Ponchatoula Strawberry Festival Play Video

    April 9, 2015 7:18 AM

    PONCHATOULA- If you're in the mood for a fun weekend full of free activities, look no further. It's time for the 44th annual Ponchatoula Strawberry Festival. "We represent Ponchatoula," said the festival's king, Buddy Pugh. "The good folks, hard-working farmers, and non-profits, that's what it's all about." ... more »
  • Pirates closing for summer

    March 10, 2015 7:51 PM

    ORLANDO, FLORIDA- Visitors to Disney World in Orlando won't be seeing Captain Jack Sparrow this summer. The popular Pirates of the Caribbean ride will close from mid-May through the end of September for a routine refurbishment. Disney say the repairs are not safety related. The ride was also... more »
  • How effective is Uber? Play Video

    December 19, 2014 1:13 PM

    BATON ROUGE - The ride-sharing company Über has been operating in Baton Rouge for nearly six months, and is becoming more popular during the holiday season. News 2's Whitney Vann put it to the test to see if it really delivers. Click on the video like to see how long... more »

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