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  • More bodies found after severe Texas storms

    October 31, 2015 1:15 PM

    HOUSTON - The death toll from flooding in Texas has reached at least six after authorities found the body of an elderly woman who had been swept away from her home in the Austin area. Travis County Emergency Services spokeswoman Lisa Block says the woman's body was found Saturday afternoon.... more »
  • Public meeting set for toll road

    September 22, 2015 7:55 PM

    BATON ROUGE - A public meeting will be held next month on a proposed toll-bypass around Baton Rouge. The proposal comes on the heels of studies showing Baton Rouge has some of the worst traffic in the country for medium-sized cities. The Louisiana Transportation Authority set the public hearing for... more »
  • Calif. company examines La. toll road Play Video

    October 17, 2013 6:21 PM

    GALVEZ- A Californian company is getting the opportunity to study the feasibility of a toll road connecting LA 42 in Ascension and LA 16 in Livingston. The two parishes handed over the reigns to American Transportation Partners to begin a two year study on the road. If the... more »
  • Parishes partner up for toll road

    October 9, 2013 9:57 PM

    BATON ROUGE - The Ascension Parish Transportation Committee approved plans to build a toll road connecting the Ascension and Livingston parishes. The new road would start at the intersection of Highways 42 and 933 in Ascension, extending to Walker South Road in Livingston Parish. The tollway would cross the... more »
  • Debt for south La. toll bridge being refinanced

    September 19, 2013 2:11 PM

    BATON ROUGE- The state is reworking its financing plans for a south Louisiana toll bridge that has been riddled with problems, to keep the tolls from rising beyond the current schedule. The State Bond Commission approved the pieces of the $176 million debt restructuring plan Thursday for La. Highway 1... more »
  • Toll confusion on Sunshine Bridge

    September 9, 2013 10:15 PM

    DONALDSONVILLE- State Senator Troy Brown is clearing confusion, he said, was spawned by a coincidence of political chatter and highway work. People who use the Sunshine Bridge connecting St. James and Ascension Parishes over the Mississippi River believe tolls booths are being installed. "When people drive past and... more »
  • Work continues on traffic plan for CCC toll plaza

    May 7, 2013 8:36 AM

    NEW ORLEANS - With the Crescent City Connection tolls eliminated, state transportation officials are continuing work on a traffic plan for the toll plaza. Voters rejected a 20-year extension of the tolls Saturday after the second vote on the issue. The Department of Transportation and Development tells The... more »
  • Toll from marathon bombing now more than 120

    April 15, 2013 7:00 PM

    BOSTON - Authorities say bombs that exploded near the finish line of the Boston Marathon have killed two people and injured more than 120. Eight hospitals report that they are treating at least 124 people. Of those, at least 15 are in critical condition. The injuries ranged from cuts and... more »

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