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  • School district investigating child being left on bus Play Video

    January 13, 2016 10:57 PM

    DENHAM SPRINGS - The Livingston Parish Public School System is investigating a child being left on a school bus Wednesday. Janice Felder said in an interview, she was notified her five-year-old granddaughter, Kelly, had been left on the bus when a school secretary called about the child's absence from... more »
  • Last convict in mass school bus kidnapping seeks parole

    November 15, 2015 12:16 PM

    SACRAMENTO - The last of three men who kidnapped a school bus full of children 39 years ago in California is asking this week to be released from prison. Frederick Woods and two brothers, James and Richard Schoenfeld, were young men from wealthy San Francisco Bay Area families who spent... more »
  • New push for mandatory seat belts on school buses

    November 10, 2015 5:55 AM

    BATON ROUGE- The Federal Traffic Safety Administration is considering making seat belts mandatory on school buses. Safety administrators say school districts need to work with bus manufacturers and the government to implement the safety belts. But, school leaders say some of the details still need to be finalized. "I don't... more »
  • School bus crunches car near Glen Oaks HS

    October 23, 2015 4:56 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Authorities said nobody was hurt after a car collided with a school bus in East Baton Rouge Parish Friday afternoon. The collision happened around 3 p.m. near Glen Oaks High School, at the intersection of Oak Side Drive and Glen Oaks Drive. Authorities said students... more »
  • Eight kids hurt after hit-and-run with school bus Play Video

    October 1, 2015 10:32 AM

    BATON ROUGE- Eight kids were taken to the hospital with minor injuries after a hit-and-run driver crashed into a school bus Thursday morning, according to police. The Baton Rouge Police Department said a 1999 Mazda Millenia ran a stop sign and collided with the bus on Gayosa Street near... more »
  • Twins recovering at Houston hospital after school bus wreck

    September 17, 2015 11:38 AM

    HOUSTON- Twin students are recovering at a Houston hospital following a school bus wreck that killed the other two passengers and injured the driver. A spokeswoman at Texas Children's Hospital on Thursday declined to release conditions of the 17-year-old boy and girl, as requested by the family. Their mother, Ella... more »
  • 2 students dead in Houston school bus crash

    September 15, 2015 11:55 AM

    HOUSTON - A school bus crash has left two high school students dead and two others and their bus driver seriously injured, Houston officials said. According to ABC News, the crash happened around 7 a.m. today after the bus hit and went over the guardrail on the freeway and... more »
  • Bus slides off the road while taking kids home Play Video

    August 18, 2015 4:45 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Drivers blame a U-turn not wide enough for large vehicles for forcing a school bus off the road while taking kids home in East Baton Rouge Parish Tuesday. Witnesses said the bus went off into a ditch at Wisteria Lakes Drive and Sullivan Road. Social media... more »
  • Often problematic transfer site will have large security force this school year

    August 5, 2015 10:46 PM

    BATON ROUGE - School leaders here hope to combat any problems at an often problematic bus stop before they begin by posting numerous security officers there as school starts Thursday. Parents have complained about issues at the transfer site, at Choctaw and North Sherwood Forest, for years. The East... more »
  • 11 kids hurt in school bus wreck

    February 25, 2015 3:46 PM

    ALEXANDRIA - Louisiana State Police said a dozen people including school children were hurt after their school bus slid on a road covered in mud and rolled over. Troopers said 11 students and the bus driver had minor to moderate injuries in the wreck Wednesday morning on LA 121... more »
  • Bus-jacker found guilty by federal judge

    February 23, 2015 3:41 PM

    BATON ROUGE - The U. S. Attorneys Office in Baton Rouge said a federal judge found a man guilty Monday of kidnapping a school bus driver and stealing her bus last year. U. S. Attorney Walt Green said 38-year-old Jock Jones pleaded guilty on Feb. 2 to a federal... more »
  • More details released on DWI school bus crash

    February 5, 2015 10:02 AM

    DENHAM SPRINGS - The driver of a car that crashed head-on into a school bus, injuring more than a dozen students near Denham Springs on Tuesday, has been booked with first-offense driving while intoxicated. The Livingston Parish Sheriff's Office says in a new release that 32-year-old Brandon J. Vince, of... more »
  • Driver accused of smashing into bus has $19,000 bond

    February 4, 2015 10:06 PM

    LIVINGSTON - The man accused of driving under the influence and slamming into a bus loaded with children remained in the Livingston Parish Jail overnight Wednesday on a $19,208 bond. Brandon Vince faces twenty charges following the wreck on Tuesday. He was booked after being released from the hospital.... more »
  • 15 students hurt after bus, car head-on wreck Play Video

    February 3, 2015 9:03 AM

    DENHAM SPRINGS - Sheriff's deputies said a head-on collision between a car and a school bus sent more than a dozen people to the hospital Tuesday morning in Livingston Parish. Deputies said it happened around 8 a.m. on Brown Road and Brandon Street near Denham Springs. They said 15... more »
  • Districts prepare school buses for freezing ride to school Play Video

    January 7, 2015 8:23 PM

    ZACHARY - School bus technicians will be getting up extra early Thursday morning to prepare buses for freezing routes. Low temperatures can wreak havoc on bus batteries. First Student technicians in Zachary will be on the job at 5 a.m. to make sure every bus is working properly. While... more »
  • School bus driver hospitalized after crash

    November 14, 2014 5:05 PM

    BATON ROUGE - A school bus driver was hospitalized with minor injuries after a wreck on Highland Road early Friday evening. The accident happened in the 2000 block of Highland Road near McKinley at around 4:30 p.m when a vehicle ran into the boarding side door of Children's Charter... more »
  • Student receives skull fracture during bus fight Play Video

    October 9, 2014 5:34 PM

    BRUSLY - Two investigations are underway in West Baton Rouge Parish after a fight on a school bus Wednesday. The parents of a 12-year-old at Brusly Middle School said he received a skull fracture, bruised brain and concussion from the blow to the head. A witness on the bus... more »
  • Mother accused of punching bus driver arrested

    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 »
  • Future school bus changes after child was struck Play Video

    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 »
  • Child injured after hit getting off bus Play Video

    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 »
  • LSP: Vehicle passed school bus, hit child

    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 »
  • School bus joyride

    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 »
  • La. school bus law could add costs and travel time

    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 »
  • Student goes missing after getting off at wrong stop Play Video

    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 »
  • Child hit by Caddo school bus dies

    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 »
  • Creepy school bus driver faces charges

    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 »
  • SWAT responds to kidnapped school bus driver Play Video

    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 »
  • Parents want safer school bus stop on Cadillac St. Play Video

    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 »
  • Child in critical condition after being hit by car exiting school bus

    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 »
  • School bus driver, two students injured in accident with dump truck

    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 »
  • Girl hit by car while going to bus

    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 »
  • School bus wreck sends 7 to hospital

    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 »
  • Judge: Man injured by school bus wins $51000

    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 »
  • Several hurt in Kansas when school bus overturns

    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 »
  • School bus problems in Central Play Video

    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 »
  • Parents say FIRST Student buses running too late

    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 »
  • Convicted bus driver could still drive Play Video

    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 »
  • New school bus safety recommendations expected

    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 »
  • Bus driver ticketed after crash with dump truck Play Video

    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 »
  • Road opens after being closed due to school bus crash Play Video

    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 »
  • UPDATE: 2 students taken to hospital after school bus, dump truck collide

    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 »
  • Former bus driver sentenced to life in girl's rape

    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 »
  • School bus goes into bayou

    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 »
  • LSP: Fog may be factor in deadly wreck Play Video

    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 »
  • Alabama standoff enters its 7th day

    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 »
  • Police haul away school bus in Alabama standoff

    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 »
  • Standoff continues in Alabama

    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 »
  • Bullet hits school bus, 1 student in Panola Co.

    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 »
  • Troopers arrest allegedly drunk school bus driver

    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 »

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