September 1, 2014 5:47 PM
BATON ROUGE - A mother facing felony charges for her alleged attack on an elementary school bus driver was arrested over the weekend, according to Baton Rouge police.
The incident occurred on Aug. 22 when Jasmine Cleveland, 22, boarded the bus on Osceola Street, cursed the driver out and... more »
August 27, 2014 6:14 PM
CLINTON - East Feliciana school officials are making some major changes after a child was struck while getting off the bus on Monday.
Erin Loften said she saw the girl get hit by a truck.
"It took my breathe away. I couldn't breath I couldn't think about anything... more »
August 26, 2014 5:05 PM
BATON ROUGE - A 7-year-old girl is recovering in the hospital after she was hit by a passing truck as she was getting off the school bus in Clinton yesterday.
The girl is listed in serious condition, suffering from several broken bones. One woman who saw the wreck broke... more »
August 25, 2014 4:51 PM
CLINTON - State Police said a child was hurt after they got off their school bus in Clinton and was hit by another vehicle.
Troopers said it happened around 3:15 p.m. on Highway 67.
State Police said a vehicle passed the stopped bus and hit the child, who... more »
August 5, 2014 7:48 PM
LAFAYETTE, INDIANA- A 12-year-old faces charges for stealing a school bus, taking a joyride and crashing it through a yard and into the garage of a house.
Witnesses called authorities after seeing the bus swerving all over the road.
Deputies say the boy ignored their sirens and stop... more »
July 5, 2014 11:32 AM
MONROE, La. - Officials are warning that a new state law could cause a big increase in school bus costs and travel times across Louisiana. The law, which takes effect in August, prohibits bus drivers from picking up or dropping off students in locations where they would have to cross... more »
May 20, 2014 4:27 PM
BATON ROUGE- A family is demanding answers after their child was allowed to get off the bus at a stop nearly four miles away from home. The East Baton Rouge Parish School System has launched an investigation and is not ruling out disciplinary action for the driver.
The fifth... more »
May 16, 2014 8:39 AM
SHREVEPORT - Shreveport police say a 6-year-old boy has died after being hit by a school bus. Cpl. Marcus Hines says Brenden Houston was pronounced dead at University Health Medical Center Thursday afternoon. Hines says Houston was hit after he exited the Caddo Parish school bus. He says the driver,... more »
May 15, 2014 6:09 AM
HOUSTON, TX - A longtime Texas school bus mechanic and substitute driver is off the job and in handcuffs.
A 12-year-old girl says Carlos Guzman held her against her will. She claims she missed her stop on the bus, so she asked him to take her home at the... more »
April 14, 2014 11:04 AM
BATON ROUGE - Police arrested a Baton Rouge man after they said he kidnapped a school bus driver at gunpoint, then barricaded himself inside his home.
Police accused Jock Jones, 37, of aggravated kidnapping, carjacking and being a felon in possession of a firearm.
Cpl. Don Coppola with... more »
April 10, 2014 5:53 PM
BATON ROUGE - Family members of a child hit at a school bus stop this week are calling for better conditions for students on Cadillac Street.
The collision happened at the corner of Cadillac Street and Simplex Street near Sharon Hills Elementary. Neighbors said there are overgrown trees and... more »
April 9, 2014 4:42 PM
BATON ROUGE- A child remained in critical condition, six hours after he was hit by a car while he was crossing the street after getting off a school bus Wednesday afternoon.
The boy, a 7-year-old first grader at Sharon Hills Elementary, was hit in the 5300 block of Cadillac... more »
March 24, 2014 8:48 AM
BATON ROUGE - Police are investigating an accident Monday morning involving a school bus and dump truck.
The accident happened this morning at the intersection of Airway Dr. and Choctaw Dr. According to EMS, the bus was rear-ended by the dump truck. The bus driver and two students were... more »
February 20, 2014 10:35 AM
BATON ROUGE - Police said a young girl hit by a vehicle this morning in Baton Rouge heard her school bus coming and ran out to get ready for it when she was struck.
Cpl. Don Coppola said the bus was turning the corner onto the girl's street when... more »
September 13, 2013 11:27 AM
SHREVEPORT - A school bus accident in Shreveport sent seven to the hospital, including five Summerfield Elementary students. The Times reports fire and police responded the accident at 7:29 a.m. Friday on Mansfield Road involving a school bus and car. Police say the female driver of a car traveling northbound... more »
September 8, 2013 5:15 PM
HOUMA - A state district judge in Houma says the Terrebonne Parish School Board must pay more than $51,000 to a man who was injured when a school bus rear-ended a Sears van he was driving. The Courier reports that although police reported minor injuries at the time, court documents... more »
August 21, 2013 1:56 PM
BONNER SPRINGS, Kan. - A school bus has overturned in northeast Kansas and some children have been injured. The accident occurred Wednesday afternoon in Bonner Springs. A spokeswoman for Children's Mercy Hospital in Kansas City, Mo., says the hospital was preparing to receive at least eight children. Television images showed... more »
August 14, 2013 4:35 PM
CENTRAL - Students are back in school in the area, but not without some bus problems in Zachary and Central.
Both districts contract their bus services through First Students. The school bus service is particularly having issues in Central, where some students aren't getting home from school until after... more »
August 14, 2013 10:22 AM
CENTRAL- Parents in Central and Zachary say they're experiencing problems with the FIRST Student bus system.
One Central parent told News 2 her child arrived home after 5 p.m. Tuesday.
News 2's Adrian Pittman gets answers from the school system tonight on News 2 at 4. more »
July 26, 2013 6:02 PM
NEW ROADS- John Cline, a Pointe Coupee Justice of the Peace, who also drives school buses for the parish, was sentenced to 30 days in jail alongside a five year suspended sentence for stealing from a Livonia grocery store in 2011.
Cline's attorney filed an appeal immediately after the... more »
July 23, 2013 8:23 AM
WASHINGTON - Federal investigators are expected to make new school bus safety recommendations based on fatal accidents in New Jersey and Florida last year. The National Transportation Safety Board meets Tuesday to consider a report on the probable cause of an accident in Chesterfield, N.J., in which a dump truck... more »
March 22, 2013 7:13 PM
BATON ROUGE- A school bus driver was ticketed for failure to yield, after the bus she was driving was involved in a crash with a dump truck Friday evening.
Two students were taken to a hospital for injuries.
The school bus was full of students when the crash... more »
March 22, 2013 4:33 PM
BATON ROUGE- Greenwell Springs Rd. re-opened after it was closed for more than an hour Friday when a school bus collided with a dump truck.
Two students were taken to a hospital for injuries.
The school bus was full of students when the crash happened at the intersection... more »
March 22, 2013 3:33 PM
BATON ROUGE- Two students have been taken to the hospital after a school bus and dump truck crashed.
The crash happened on Greenwell Springs Rd, near Greenway Drive. Greenwell Springs Rd. is closed to eastbound traffic.
The school bus was full of students from McKinley Middle.
A... more »
February 22, 2013 8:48 AM
ST. FRANCISVILLE - A state district judge has sentenced a Clinton man to life in prison after his conviction July 17 for aggravated rape of a girl under the age of 13 on his school bus. William Staton's sentencing was delayed until Thursday. District Judge William G. Carmichael held two... more »
February 14, 2013 9:35 AM
MARINGOUIN - A school bus went into a Maringouin bayou after hitting a house Thursday morning, according to law enforcement.
It happened near LA 76 and Musson Lane around 7:15 a.m.
Maringouin Police said there were 20 students on the bus when the wreck happened, and four were... more »
February 5, 2013 6:21 PM
NEW ROADS - State Police say 38-year-old Jody Harris of Ventress died after colliding with a school bus this morning.
Harris, who investigators said was wearing a seatbelt at the time, drifted into oncoming traffic while rounding a curve on Hwy. 415 near Chenal Rd and hit a bus... more »
February 4, 2013 6:18 AM
MIDLAND CITY, Ala. - The Alabama hostage standoff is entering its seventh day and more details are emerging about the suspect at the center of it. Neighbors and officials are painting a picture of 65-year-old Jim Lee Dykes as an isolated man estranged from his family. Authorities say Dykes, --... more »
February 1, 2013 2:14 PM
MIDLAND CITY, Ala.- Authorities in Alabama are hauling away a school bus they say was the scene of a shooting death and abduction that has led to a tense standoff with police. Authorities say a gunman boarded the stopped bus on Tuesday afternoon, shot the bus driver to death and... more »
January 31, 2013 7:37 AM
MIDLAND CITY, Ala. - More than a day after a 5-year-old Alabama boy was taken off a school bus at gunpoint, police are still trying to win the child's safe release. SWAT teams have been gathered outside a bunker, where authorities say 65-year-old Jimmy Lee Dykes is holding the boy.... more »
January 29, 2013 9:20 AM
BATESVILLE, Miss. - Panola County authorities say a bullet struck a Panola County school bus, grazing at least one student in the back, may have been a hunting accident. District Attorney John Champion tells WMC-TV in Memphis that a 10-year-old student was transported by helicopter Monday to Le Bonheur Children's... more »
January 7, 2013 9:58 PM
DeQUINCY - State police stopped a speeding and weaving, empty school bus just south of DeQuincy and determined that the driver was intoxicated. Sgt. James Anderson says a trooper in Calcasieu Parish saw the bus operating left of Louisiana Highway 27's centerline, about six miles south of DeQuincy, shortly before... more »
December 21, 2012 8:49 AM
BATON ROUGE- The East Baton Rouge Parish School Board has agreed to add cameras to 50 buses at a time until they are on all 650 of the school system's buses.
Currently, there are 30 school buses with cameras.
The board voted Thursday 10-0 to expand the camera... more »
December 13, 2012 4:09 PM
DENHAM SPRINGS- A Livingston Parish School System administrator said no one was injured when a car and school bus collided Thursday afternoon.
The crash happened on Brown Road, near Juban Parc Jr. High School. No word on if anyone was cited.
Last week, three school buses were involved... more »
December 4, 2012 9:45 PM
WALKER- State Police said Tuesday evening there were no reports of any serious injuries when school buses collided after classes ended for the day.
As many as three buses were involved in the crash on Walker Road South. There were students on board at least two of the buses.... more »
December 4, 2012 4:00 PM
WALKER- A wreck involving school buses caused delays on the ride home Tuesday.
Highway 447 (Walker South Rd) is blocked. The crash is just south of the overpass, according to the Livingston Parish Sheriff's Office Facebook page.
According to witnesses, multiple school buses crashed into each other. One... more »
December 4, 2012 4:00 PM
ZACHARY- Parents in parts of Zachary are worried about the safety of their children after catching drivers outrunning school buses.
Karen Underkoffler filmed a driver speeding past her daughter's bus last week. She said she has witnessed drivers ignoring the red stop signs and flashing lights. She even created... more »
November 14, 2012 8:07 AM
CLEVELAND - A woman sentenced to stand at the curb with an embarrassing sign for driving on the sidewalk past a stopped school bus has served out the second half of her two-hour punishment.
The sentencing judge, unhappy that Shena Hardin was smoking and texting during Tuesday's hour, had... more »
November 7, 2012 12:40 PM
CLEVELAND - A woman caught on camera driving on a sidewalk to avoid a Cleveland school bus that was unloading children will have to stand at an intersection wearing a sign warning about idiots. Court records show a Cleveland Municipal Court judge on Monday ordered 32-year-old Shena Hardin to stand... more »
October 9, 2012 10:42 PM
ASCENSION PARISH- Parents and the school system here are concerned about road sizes. Tuesday, a school bus clipped an automobile on a narrow road. It was the second crash forced because of "tight roads" in 2012.
"It's dangerous," said Annette Leon. Leon's two kids ride the school bus.
... more »
September 26, 2012 5:34 PM
BATON ROUGE - East Baton Rouge Parish Schools are investigating an incident which left a 5-year-old boy locked on a bus by himself.
Demondre Morgan took the bus home from school Thursday, but when his mom went to meet him at the bus stop he never showed up.
... more »
September 22, 2012 1:45 PM
LAUREL, Md. - School officials are investigating after an 11-year-old autistic boy was handcuffed by police officers on a Maryland school bus. The Baltimore Sun reports the boy allegedly bit several people Wednesday afternoon. He was being driven home from Baltimore's Kennedy Krieger Institute, which educates students with severe learning... more »
September 20, 2012 5:51 PM
CENTRAL - A DEMCO truck, ice cream truck and school bus collided in Central today.
It happened at the intersection of Sullivan and Greenwell Springs when police said the DEMCO truck failed to yield at a left-hand turn. Traffic was backed up for nearly two hours as crews worked... more »
September 11, 2012 1:01 PM
BAYOU SORREL - Sheriff's deputies in Iberville Parish arrested a man they said hit two children waiting for the bus this morning, then left the scene.
Deputies arrested Mark Tullier, 52, in suspicion of hit and run, as well as driving under suspension, having expired plates and no insurance.... more »
September 3, 2012 3:17 PM
BATON ROUGE - The Pointe Coupee Parish School District will install cameras on each of the district's owner-operated school buses. The school district will spend $22,000 on the equipment. School Superintendent Linda D'Amico says the cameras will give the district an extra tool to monitor and curb any disciplinary problems... more »
August 15, 2012 4:53 PM
NEW ROADS - The parent of an alleged abuse victim is shocked the child arrested and charged with oral sexual battery on her son was allowed to return to school.
We are not identifying the parent of the victim to protect the child's identity.
"He made my son... more »
June 4, 2012 11:00 AM
BATON ROUGE- New Louisiana school bus drivers will no longer be able to reach the job protection status called tenure, under a bill given final passage Monday. Currently, school bus drivers have a probationary term of three years. If they are not dismissed or found unsatisfactory during that time, they... more »
May 18, 2012 11:43 AM
CHOWCHILLA - A California school bus driver who was hailed as a hero for helping 26 students escape after three kidnappers buried them underground in 1976 has died.
Frank Edward "Ed" Ray was 91. A family member says Ray died Thursday from complications of cirrhosis of the liver. Ray... more »
May 15, 2012 6:12 PM
BATON ROUGE - Start time for students in East Baton Rouge Catholic Schools could be bumped up from 8:30 a.m. to 7:45 next year. It is a compromise the Catholic Diocese and the East Baton Rouge Parish came to because of their 2012-2013 budget crunch.
EBR Schools plans to... more »
April 30, 2012 8:51 AM
LUTCHER- The St. James Parish School Board voted to authorize a traffic study on the 54-acre tract designed as the future site of St. James High School.
The board also authorized the central office staff to apply for necessary permits from the St. James Parish Council.
The district... more »
April 2, 2012 12:53 PM
WASHINGTON, Pa. - A western Pennsylvania man fired after he was charged with driving three busloads of students under the influence of alcohol has been charged with driving drunk in his own vehicle less than 17 hours later. Online court records don't list an attorney for 49-year-old Miguel Rivera, of... more »
March 12, 2012 11:51 AM
QUINCY, WA. - The Washington State Patrol says about a dozen children were hurt, 3 seriously, in a school bus rollover accident near Quincy.
The bus veered off Highway 281 just south of Quincy, which is about 120 miles east of Seattle.
Students with serious injuries were airlifted... more »
February 7, 2012 1:53 PM
SHREVEPORT, LA - A dozen students in Caddo Parish students are now charged in connection with a brawl on a Shreveport school bus Monday afternoon.
The bus driver told police the fight broke out on the bus ride home from Hamilton Terrace Learning Center.
Police say the driver... more »
January 30, 2012 9:30 PM
BATON ROUGE- Fifteen school buses running through East Baton Rouge Parish are now outfitted with cameras keeping an eye out for drivers who don't stop when buses are picking up or dropping of students.
The district plans to have 35 total eventually. The ones installed so far have been... more »
January 19, 2012 3:22 PM
An accident involving a school bus has shut down the I-10 eastbound on-ramp at Washington Street at this hour.
Details are sketchy right now, but preliminary reports show that the driver lost control and hit the guard rail.
There are no reports of any injuries at this time.... more »
December 25, 2011 11:52 AM
BEIJING (AP) - At least six people have been killed in the latest crash involving students in China when their overloaded van plunged off a mountain road in Yunnan province. The official Xinhua News Agency says that an overloaded van taking students home crashed into a 195-foot deep valley in... more »
December 19, 2011 1:31 PM
BATON ROUGE - A crash involving a school bus injured two students Monday morning on O'Neal lane.
According to the EBR Sheriff's Office, one child was taken to the hospital with a neck injury and another with minor injuries, left with a parent.
Authorities say an SUV hit... more »
November 3, 2011 7:27 PM
The familiar yellow school bus could go by the wayside in parts of Washington state because of the Great Recession. The governor says she doesn't want to see her state stop spending money to get kids to school but squeamishness about cutting $200 won't be off her list to deal... more »
July 7, 2011 10:20 AM
LAFAYETTE- Harold Thibeaux has retired as a bus driver from the Lafayette Parish School System. The Advertiser reports the 62-year-old Thibeaux submitted his retirement package to school officials around 3:15 p.m. Wednesday, just minutes before the Lafayette Parish School Board was scheduled to vote on whether to terminate his employment.... more »
April 15, 2011 1:16 PM
BATON ROUGE - A 10-year-old boy is in juvenile detention after sheriff's deputies say he was caught with a gun on a school bus.
The East Baton Rouge Parish Sheriff's office says other students saw the gun and reported it to authorities at the bus transfer point on North... more »
February 26, 2011 5:28 PM
NEW ORLEANS- An Orleans Parish sheriff's deputy has been booked with aggravated assault for allegedly boarding a school bus and brandishing a gun at her 16-year-old son.
Police spokeswoman Shereese Harper said the deputy was in uniform when she boarded the bus Thursday morning. When she got off the... more »
December 17, 2010 3:43 PM
BATON ROUGE- A new type of camera could soon be keeping an eye on how you drive around school buses.
The East Baton Rouge Parish School Board approved a measure to look for a company that would install specialized cameras on school buses. The cameras would snap pictures of... more »
October 28, 2010 4:39 PM
A 14-year-old Baton Rouge student faces assault charges after a bus driver said he got on the wrong bus this afternoon and then threatened her.
Deputies with the East Baton Rouge Sheriff's Office were called by the bus driver around 3:15 p.m., and were told a male student who... more »
September 29, 2010 7:45 PM
A woman placed something on the frame of a school bus as it was stopped on a suburban Atlanta street and it fell off as the bus started moving. It forced the closing of a street while police tried to recover whatever it was. Gwinnett County Police say the woman... more »
September 29, 2010 6:47 AM
Louisiana State Police are investigating a school bus-truck accident that killed a Texas man and injured two children on the bus. The accident occurred around 3:45 p.m. Tuesday on La. Highway 28 east of Leesville. Investigators say a pickup driven by Jimmy D. Pollock of Newton, Texas, ran into the... more »
September 3, 2010 4:59 PM
Sheriff's deputies in Livingston Parish wrestled a six-foot alligator into submission after it was spotted near a school bus stop.
Deputies were called to Chandler Bluff Road by a bus driver who said some students they had dropped off were trying to approach an alligator in the road.
... more »
August 13, 2010 8:51 AM
Five kids were taken to the hospital with minor injuries after their school bus crashed in Prarieville. It happened about 7:30 a.m. at Hwy 930 and Jo Boy Road. The kids were headed to Galvez Middle School. According to the Ascension Parish School System, a driver tried to pass the... more »
August 11, 2010 7:48 AM
The Ouachita Parish School Board has voted to purchase 12 new school buses and lease another eight for the fall semester. The school board had planned to purchase a smaller number of buses to replace aging ones. Board memberssay they had little choice but to buy more than the district... more »
May 20, 2010 1:32 PM
East Baton Rouge Sheriff’s Deputies responded to a vehicle accident at 11:52 a.m. at 1730 S. Flannery Road in which a bus struck a residence.
According to reports, a truck was traveling eastbound on S. Flannery when a front wheel came off. The driver lost control of the vehicle... more »
May 19, 2010 8:45 PM
Parents will now be charged for their kids to ride the bus to school in Colorado's third largest school district. The charge will be 50 cents per ride starting with the new school year in the fall. The move is meant to recoup $31-million in budget cuts. Charging for the... more »
May 4, 2010 10:45 AM
Authorities in Walker are investigating a school bus fire. It happened Tuesday morning around 8:30 a.m. along La. 449.
The bus was taking students on a field trip, when the engine began to smoke. The driver pulled over and got everyone off .
The school bus is considered... more »
April 22, 2010 6:40 AM
Firefighters responded to a school bus fire around 6 a.m. on N. 73rd Street. The driver turned on the bus and smelled smoke.
Her supervisor told her to leave it running and wait for the mechanic. She went inside for a few minutes, and when she came back out,... more »
April 16, 2010 5:49 AM
Rapides Parish school officials are investigating a school bus incident in which three students were found walking on the shoulder of Interstate 49 after an apparent argument with their bus driver. The bus driver has been suspended since the incident. The three students had been on a school bus headed... more »
April 7, 2010 11:19 AM
A school bus driver is now suspended for leaving a 4-year-old pre-kindergarten student child alone on a bus in Lafayette.
Kenneth Babineaux was suspended for 20 days without pay, as is the school board's policy. A second offense would mean termination of the driver.
April 5, 2010 7:43 AM
A Thibodaux man is suing the Terrebonne Parish School Board, alleging his son suffered spinal injuries in a November wreck involving two buses at Evergreen Junior High School. The Daily Comet reports that Gramble Woolens Sr. claims an unknown bus driver struck a bus carrying his son, Gramble Woolens Jr.,... more »
March 23, 2010 9:52 AM
One person was killed and three others injured after a driver ran a stop sign and hit a school bus broadside in Haughton. State Police say the bus overturned and its undercarriage fell onto an SUV, and the driver who hit the bus died. State police also say the SUV's... more »
March 4, 2010 7:14 AM
The Iberia Parish School Board is planning to put cameras inside buses to improve student passenger conduct and to monitor bus drivers. The new equipment will ensure bus drivers are not driving and on their cell phones. It will also let the students know they cannot misbehave. more »
February 11, 2010 11:43 AM
Terrebonne Parish school bus drivers have sued the school board, saying it illegally cut their pay by hiring drivers to handle "extra" routes such as field trips and sporting events.
One of the 10 plaintiffs, Nancy Crochet, says that has cut her pay in half, by about $1,000 a... more »
February 11, 2010 8:15 AM
Police say a 23-year-old man training to become a Lafayette Parish School Board bus driver has been arrested for allegedly using a school board charge card to buy more than $1,000 worth of unleaded gasoline. Calvin James Savoy was arrested Feb. 3 on 25 counts of "unauthorized use of an... more »
February 5, 2010 7:55 AM
A nine-year old boy has been suspended from school for having a pistol on a Webster Parish school bus. Police say the boy apparently took the gun to school, and gave it to the bus driver as he got off the bus. He says it's not clear how the child... more »
November 20, 2009 6:34 AM
East Feliciana Parish sheriff's deputies have booked a man facing an aggravated rape charge with two additional counts, accusing him of inappropriate behavior with a student on his school bus in 2008. Deputies say 38-year-old William Staton of Ethel was booked with indecent behavior with a juvenile and malfeasance. Deputies... more »
November 17, 2009 6:27 PM
He wanted to be a singer or athlete when he grew up, but 6-year-old Monte Stevens will never get the chance. Stevens was killed when he got off a school bus Monday evening and was hit by a 2004 Ford Taurus.
Police say 61-year-old Gloria Green did not stop... more »
October 3, 2009 12:12 PM
A Lafayette Parish School System bus driver apparently drove his normal route just hours after being released from a drunk-driving arrest. According to police records, the driver was arrested at 10:22 p.m. Sept. 9th and charged with operating while under the influence and speeding while in his personal vehicle. His... more »