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  • Tanker explodes at gas station, driver killed

    October 3, 2014 6:55 AM

    NEW ORLEANS - New Orleans police say a tank truck driver died after his rig struck an SUV going the wrong way down a one-way street, hit a convenience store's sign and exploded. The accident happened early Friday morning in the St. Roch neighborhood. Authorities say the truck's cab caught... more »
  • 100 gallons of fuel spilled on roadway

    February 25, 2014 9:03 AM

    BATON ROUGE - Traffic fully reopened an I-10 exit ramp in East Baton Rouge Parish affected by a fuel spill Tuesday. The spill happened after a wreck at the exit ramp from I-10 East onto Highland Road. According to the Baton Rouge Fire Department a piece of debris on... more »
  • Cleanup continues after gas leak Play Video

    October 29, 2013 7:39 AM

    ST. AMANT - Hazmat crews remained on the scene Tuesday of a gasoline leak in Ascension Parish that shut down area roadways overnight. Officials say nearly 75 gallons of gas leaked into a ditch at the intersection of Hwy. 431 and Gold Place Rd. In St. Amant. It... more »
  • Police: 29 killed in Uganda gas tanker explosion

    June 30, 2013 10:45 AM

    KAMPALA, Uganda - A spokesman for Ugandan police says a gas tanker explosion has killed 29 people and left scores more badly burned. Police spokesman Ibn Senkumbi said the gas tanker exploded after colliding with a car late Saturday on the outskirts of the Ugandan capital, Kampala. Most of the... more »
  • Law enforcement honored for heroic efforts Play Video

    May 16, 2013 5:49 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Today is a day of honor and remembrance for Louisiana State Troopers, to remember those who have fallen, a memorial was held for troopers who gave their lives in the line of duty. The name of each fallen trooper was read aloud during a memorial service... more »
  • Fire department fights fire without hydrant Play Video

    May 6, 2013 5:43 PM

    BATON ROUGE - An electrical short torched a home near the Amite River over the weekend. St. George Fire Department responded to the fire, which was almost two miles away from the nearest water source. The home off Hoo Shoo Too Rd. and Kendalwood Rd. was built long... more »
  • Crews work overnight to clear overturned tanker truck

    March 6, 2013 10:52 PM

    BATON ROUGE- Emergency crews will work overnight Wednesday, and into early Thursday morning to clear an 18-wheeler crash near an elementary school. Hours earlier, the tanker, hauling ethylene glycol, overturned. The chemical is a compound used in automotive antifreeze. No injuries were reported, nor was there a report... more »
  • Highway back open after tanker rollover

    January 9, 2013 3:18 PM

    SORRENTO - State Police said a tanker truck rolled over onto two other vehicles this afternoon south of Sorrento. It happened around 1 p.m. at La. 22's intersection with La. 70 just south of I-10. The road was closed until just before 5 p.m. State Police said there... more »
  • Pilot who struck Bay Bridge had 3 prior mishaps

    January 8, 2013 1:30 PM

    SAN FRANCISCO - The pilot of the empty oil tanker that grazed the San Francisco-Oakland Bay Bridge had three minor shipping mishaps previously. California Board of Pilot Commissioners records show that pilot Guy Kleess was at fault for two of the accidents. In one, a dock in the Port of... more »
  • Tanker which hit Calif. bridge had no oil cargo

    January 7, 2013 4:32 PM

    SAN FRANCISCO - Officials say the ship that hit the San Francisco-Oakland Bay Bridge was not carrying oil as cargo, only fuel to power its engines. The ship struck a tower of the bridge's western span around 11:20 a.m. Monday. Coast Guard and transportation officials say there were no reports... more »
  • Coast Guard searching Gulf for missing crewman

    October 17, 2012 3:03 PM

    NEW ORLEANS - The Coast Guard is searching for a missing 26-year-old Turkish crewmember approximately 230 miles south of New Orleans in the Gulf of Mexico. Officials say the second mate was last seen walking the deck of the Aqua, a Maltese-flagged 816-foot tanker vessel, Tuesday night wearing a green... more »
  • More closures planned to repair spill damage

    August 23, 2012 5:08 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Traffic engineers said portions of I-10 will need to be closed again to clean up damage from the controlled burn of a wrecked tanker truck yesterday. The Department of Transportation and Development said the repairs would be combined with other regular construction activities, and are expected... more »
  • Military: 4 crewman dead in C-130 air tanker crash

    July 3, 2012 2:14 PM

    DENVER - The military says four crew members have died in the crash of an Air Force tanker plane that was fighting a fire in the Black Hills of South Dakota. The North Carolina Air National Guard said Tuesday the other two crew members were injured. The dead are Lt.... more »
  • Coast Guard: Tanker spills fuel oil on Miss. River

    April 10, 2012 2:31 PM

    NEW ORLEANS - Authorities say there are no signs of shoreline or wildlife being affected by the discharge of fuel oil from a tanker on the Mississippi River. The Coast Guard said the discharge from a ballast pipe on the tanker Overseas Beryl was reported shortly after 10 p.m. Monday... more »
  • Overturned oil tanker causes major headache Play Video

    November 28, 2011 5:11 PM

    CLINTON-- It took crews nearly 11 hours to clean up the roadway after an oil tanker carrying more than 7,300 gallons of crude oil ran off the road and flipped over into a ditch. Motorists were left to maneuver the long way around the spill from 3 a.m. until... more »
  • Highway back open after crude oil tanker overturned

    November 28, 2011 8:17 AM

    JACKSON - State Police reported no oil spilled and roads are back open after a tanker truck carrying crude overturned this morning in East Feliciana Parish. The wreck shut down La. 432 for eleven hours while another truck was brought in to off-load the oil. News 2's Stephanie... more »
  • Grounded tanker in Mississippi River freed

    June 15, 2011 3:48 PM

    NEW ORLEANS - A grounded oil tanker on the Mississippi River has been freed from the mud where it got stranded about 5 miles from the Gulf of Mexico. The 800-foot tanker Ratna Puja was southbound carrying a load of carbon black oil when it got stuck Monday night.... more »
  • Grounded tanker in Miss. river freed

    June 15, 2011 2:13 PM

    NEW ORLEANS - A grounded oil tanker on the Mississippi River has been freed from the mud where it got stranded about 5 miles from the Gulf of Mexico. The 800-foot tanker Ratna Puja was southbound carrying a load of carbon black oil when it got stuck Monday night.... more »
  • 18-wheeler collision shuts down I-10 East

    May 13, 2011 6:31 PM

    PORT ALLEN - Two 18-wheelers collided on I-10 eastbound causing a major backup just around 6 p.m. today. State Police say a box truck rear-ended a tanker truck that was stopped in traffic on I-10 eastbound at LA 415. The box truck caught fire, and both drivers had non-life... more »
  • LA 30 back open after tanker truck wreck

    November 10, 2010 3:33 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Officials have re-opened a state highway in Ascension Parish after a tanker truck turned over this morning, releasing a chemical. LA 30 and 3115 south of St. Gabriel were re-opened at 3:10 p.m. after the wreck this morning. Louisiana State Police had said the truck... more »
  • One lane of I-55 North reopens

    September 21, 2010 10:18 AM

    UPDATE: 4:30 p.m. One lane of I-55 Northbound has been reopened near Independence in Tangipahoa Parish. Hazmat crews are cleaning chemicals off the highway after a tanker truck started leaking. Dispatchers said the truck driver pulled over around 9 a.m. when he discovered the truck was leaking a... more »
  • Road now open after overturned tanker

    February 22, 2010 5:54 PM

    Update: LA 1 near Plaquemine is now open after a tanker overturned and caught fire Monday afternoon. It happened near the intersection of LA 1 and St. Louis Road. State Police say the tanker was hauling natural gas. The cab caught fire after the crash but troopers say none of... more »
  • Man killed in crash

    February 12, 2010 2:59 PM

    UPDATE: One man is dead after a crash between an 18-wheeler and an SUV in Ascension Parish. It happened on Highway 70 near the Sunshine Bridge. State Police say the 18-wheeler crossed the center line and hit a 2002 GMC Yukon, killing the driver of the SUV. Investigators will not... more »

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