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  • Two taken to hospital after car hits kids getting off school bus Play Video

    August 17, 2017 6:32 PM

    BATON ROUGE – Two kids were taken to the hospital after being hit by a car while exiting a school bus Thursday evening. The kids were hit at the corner of Alvin Dark and Jay Hebert Drive. Police said the driver of the car stopped at the scene. ... more »
  • EBR school officials considering school bus tracking technology Play Video

    May 18, 2017 7:19 PM

    BATON ROUGE – Parents may soon be able to track their child's school bus in East Baton Rouge Parish. School officials are looking into equipping school buses with tracking technology. About 35,000 students ride the bus every day and officials are trying to find ways to help answer... more »
  • School bus crash in LaPlace sends 14 students to hospital with minor injuries

    May 5, 2017 5:53 PM

    LAPLACE – The St. John Parish Sheriff's Office is investigating a Friday afternoon crash that involved a school bus and pick up truck. The crash occurred around 2:30 p.m. in the 1700 block of St. Andrew's Boulevard in LaPlace. The bus was carrying 28 students at the time of... more »
  • Police: 14 students hurt in school bus crash in Las Vegas

    May 4, 2017 6:33 PM

    LAS VEGAS - Authorities say 14 middle school students received moderate injuries and a person in another vehicle was critically hurt in a crash that left a school bus on its side in Las Vegas. Clark County school police Lt. Darnell Couthen says about 40 children were on the full-sized... more »
  • Police respond to crash involving school bus on Airline Highway

    April 25, 2017 4:29 PM

    BATON ROUGE – Crews are responding to the scene of a crash involving a school bus in the 7000 block of Airline Highway near Bicentennial Place. The crash was reported on Tuesday around 3:20 p.m. According to BRPD, the crash involved a First Student school bus carrying passengers... more »
  • Tennessee school bus driver pleads not guilty in deaths

    March 24, 2017 1:06 PM

    CHATTANOOGA - A Tennessee school bus driver has pleaded not guilty to six counts of vehicular manslaughter in a crash last November that killed six children. WTVC-TV reports that Johnthony Walker was arraigned via video Friday morning in Hamilton County Criminal Court. Walker is also charged with four counts of... more »
  • 19-year-old accused of sexually assaulting two on Kentucky school bus

    March 22, 2017 1:44 PM

    STANFORD, Ky. - Authorities say a 19-year-old Kentucky high school student is facing charges, accused sexually assaulting two younger students on a school bus. Local news organizations report 19-year-old Ryan Rayburn was arrested Friday on two counts of sodomy involving a 14-year-old girl and 11-year-old boy on a bus in... more »
  • 8-year-old left on school bus for hours after falling asleep Play Video

    March 14, 2017 11:27 AM

    ASCENSION – An eight-year-old boy was left on a school bus Monday for five hours after he fell asleep on his way to school, Ascension Parish School District confirms. The child was a second grade student at Donaldsonville Primary. The boy's aunt told News 2 that she was not... more »
  • Bicyclist struck by school bus on Florida Blvd

    March 14, 2017 9:02 AM

    BATON ROUGE – First responders say a bicyclist suffered minor injuries after he was struck by a school bus Tuesday morning. The crash happened just after 7 a.m. near the intersection of North Foster Drive and Florida Blvd. According to Baton Rouge Police the bicyclist was transported from the... more »
  • Separate crashes close parts of Government St.

    March 7, 2017 4:34 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Two separate crashes, one involving an East Baton Rouge Parish school bus, closed parts of Government Street in Baton Rouge Tuesday. Westbound traffic was diverted at Jefferson Highway as crews worked to clear one wreck. Photos from the scene show two cars with damage to their... more »
  • Troopers: Wrong way South Carolina school bus driver charged with DUI

    February 20, 2017 2:44 PM

    NEWBERRY - South Carolina troopers say a bus driver has been charged with driving under the influence after officers saw him drive a school bus the wrong way down a highway. Highway Patrol Sgt. Bob Beres said that 50-year-old Brent Carter was driving the Goose Creek High School bus east... more »
  • 23 stolen school bus batteries caused pickup delays in New Orleans

    January 17, 2017 11:46 AM

    NEW ORLEANS – Several school buses were delayed for students at two New Orleans charter schools Tuesday morning due to stolen batteries. WWL reports that 23 school bus batteries were stolen following a break-in from the First Student bus barn in east New Orleans. The break-in caused delays... more »
  • No one hurt when school bus overturns west of Charlotte

    January 3, 2017 10:08 AM

    BELMONT - Officials say no one was hurt when a school bus overturned in North Carolina, west of Charlotte. The wreck happened around 6:45 a.m. Tuesday near Belmont in Gaston County. Tuesday was the first day back to class after the holidays. School spokesman Todd Hagans said in an email... more »
  • Driver charged after school bus carrying 19 overturns

    December 16, 2016 10:49 AM

    MACCLESFIELD - Authorities in North Carolina say the driver of a school bus that overturned with 19 children on board will face charges. State Highway Patrol spokesman Sgt. Mike Baker said 40-year-old Julianne Bridgers of Pinetops is charged with careless and reckless driving. The patrol says Bridgers told officers she... more »
  • Students complained about erratic driving before bus wreck

    November 25, 2016 6:22 PM

    NASHVILLE, Tenn. - Students and administrators raised concerns about a Tennessee school bus driver's behavior behind the wheel in the weeks before a crash killed six children. Police have charged the driver Johnthony Walker with vehicular homicide after the Chattanooga crash. Federal authorities said Walker was driving off the designated... more »
  • BRPD working crash involving school bus, dump truck

    October 14, 2016 5:44 PM

    BATON ROUGE – Baton Rouge Police are working a bus crash involving a school bus and a dump truck in Baton Rouge Friday afternoon. The crash happened around 4:40 p.m. at the intersection of Scenic Highway and East Mason Avenue. Wreck involving Scholar's First Transportation school bus... more »
  • Three teens arrested for attacking student on bus

    September 16, 2016 5:28 PM

    ASCENSION – The Ascension Parish Sheriff's Office arrested one teenage girl and two juvenile girls for attacking another girl while on a school bus. On Friday around 7 a.m., a fight between Donaldsonville High School students on a school bus occurred. A video of the fight later surfaced on social... more »
  • No injuries reported after school bus rear-ended in Livingston Parish

    August 9, 2016 9:46 AM

    WALKER - Only bumps and bruises were reported after a school bus was hit from behind on Tuesday morning. Livingston Parish Schools Superintendent Rick Wentzel said the bus had dropped high school students off and was bound for North Corbin Junior High in Walker when it was struck from... more »
  • Trooper: Teen killed in crash involving empty school bus

    May 10, 2016 12:19 PM

    MARKSVILLE - Louisiana State Police say a Marksville teen died when his car struck a school bus. Master Trooper Scott Moreau said in news release the accident happened on Louisiana Highway 107 north of Marksville early Tuesday morning. Moreau says 19-year-old Joshua Frank lost control of his car... more »
  • 7-year-old girl allowed to go home using fake note

    May 5, 2016 2:11 PM

    HARRIS COUNTY - A 7-year-old girl was allowed to take a school bus home after forging a fake note. Charlie Dahu’s daughter, Rosabella, forged a note stating that she was allowed to take the bus home from her elementary school instead of going to the after-school program. The school staff... more »
  • Deputies say drunk man stole school bus

    May 4, 2016 2:41 PM

    CHACKBAY - A man from Thibodaux was arrested Wednesday and charged with stealing a school bus and driving it while intoxicated. Jordan Molaison, 21, is charged with theft of a motor vehicle, simple criminal damage to property and 2nd offense DWI. The Lafourche Parish Sheriff's Office says a... more »
  • Crash involving school bus and tree service truck

    April 15, 2016 2:55 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Authorities are responding to a crash involving a school bus and a tree service truck. The crash happened on Victoria Gardens Court on Friday afternoon. According to students, eight or nine students from Thrive Academy were on the bus when the bus and truck collided. ... more »
  • EBRSO: Crash reveals school bus driver didn't have valid license Play Video

    February 17, 2016 12:29 AM

    BATON ROUGE - An East Baton Rouge Parish school bus driver has been fired after rear-ending a parked car Monday afternoon. She was issued two tickets by EBRSO deputies. One suggests she shouldn't have been driving at all. The accident happened Monday around 4 p.m. on North Flannery, near Delores,... more »
  • 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 »
  • 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 »

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