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  • US steps up attacks on Islamic State oil trucks in Syria

    November 23, 2015 11:51 AM

    WASHINGTON - The U.S. military is accelerating its attacks on tanker trucks used by the Islamic State to haul oil for its lucrative smuggling operations. A U.S. spokesman in Baghdad said Monday that the U.S. hit 283 oil tanker trucks in eastern Syria on Saturday as part of a concerted... more »
  • DEQ says 175 barrels of oil spilled in Denham Springs, cleanup underway

    July 24, 2015 3:15 PM

    DENHAM SPRINGS – The Department of Environmental Quality said they believe 175 barrels of crude oil spilled into ditches on Linder Road in Denham Springs after a tanker truck overturned Monday. Emergency officials in Livingston parish said the truck rolled into the ditch Monday morning and spilled more than... more »
  • Security video shows moment tanker flipped in Livingston Play Video

    July 20, 2015 11:48 AM

    DENHAM SPRINGS - Emergency officials said hundreds of gallons of crude oil spilled after a tanker truck overturned in Denham Springs Monday morning. Livingston Parish emergency director Mark Harrell said the truck spilled more than 90 percent of its load of light, sweet crude into a ditch on Linder... more »
  • Evacuation order lifted after Addis train derailment Play Video

    May 19, 2015 4:47 PM

    ADDIS - A handful of families were forced from their homes had to stay with friends, relatives, or a hotel provided by the railroad following an evacuation order issued Tuesday night when rail cars jumped the tracks and overturned. The overnight evacuation was ordered at 7 p.m. for people... more »
  • Hazardous materials transfer closes road

    February 20, 2015 11:05 AM

    LIVONIA - Louisiana State Police asked drivers to avoid a section of US 190 in Pointe Coupee Parish until after lunch while crews work to remove a stuck 18-wheeler that ran off the roadway. Troopers said two tanker trucks were transferring hazardous material at US 190 just east of... more »
  • Train derailment sends tanker with crude oil into river

    February 17, 2015 2:08 AM

    MOUNT CARBON, W.V. - Two water treatment plants have been shut down and hundreds of families evacuated from their homes after a train carrying more than 100 tankers of crude oil derailed during a snowstorm in southern West Virginia. Officials say at least 14 tankers caught fire or exploded and... more »
  • Overnight road closure expected due to large fuel spill

    October 27, 2014 9:18 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Firefighters were expected to remain on the scene of a leaking tanker truck well into Monday night and possibly into Tuesday morning. Wyandotte Street near Scenic Highway closed around 8 p.m. Monday and will likely be closed into the early hours of Tuesday as a HAZMAT... more »
  • 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 »

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