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  • Police identify teen killed after crashing stolen vehicle Saturday

    April 7, 2018 10:55 AM

    Update: The driver of the vehicle has been identified as 18-year-old De'antee Price of Baton Rouge. BATON ROUGE - A man died in a crash after trying to flee from sheriff's deputies overnight. Just after midnight, a sheriff's deputy noticed a 2007 Honda Accord on Jones Creek near... more »
  • Gas leak stopped, Sullivan Rd. opened after incident Friday.

    April 6, 2018 3:57 PM

    CENTRAL – A gas leak closed a busy Central highway Friday. Sullivan was closed between Wax and Hooper around 2 o'clock Friday afternoon. There was heavy congestion in the area. Authorities said a gas main was busted and the gas company was working to contain the situation. ... more »
  • Deputies cite truck driver responsible for pulling power lines down across I-12 Friday Play Video

    April 6, 2018 10:48 AM

    BATON ROUGE – A tree-trimming truck became tangled in utility poles, causing utility lines to fall across I-12 Friday morning. The lines blocked travel lanes in both directions and resulted in a morning-long closure of the busy highway system. A picture shared with WBRZ showed the truck headed... more »
  • Brusly looking for missing traffic ticket money Play Video

    March 19, 2018 7:55 PM

    BRUSLY- More than $40,000 vanished from a West Baton Rouge Parish town hall, according to its mayor. Scot Rhodes said he's embarrassed that some of the misappropriations happened on his watch. "It was multiple cash deposits that went missing. Some weeks it was a lot, some it was a... more »
  • Police: Dead toddler's mother arrested after crash because child's seat was wedged in console

    February 27, 2018 4:05 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Baton Rouge Police released additional information on its decision to arrest the mother of a toddler who died in a car crash late last year. Earlier this week, police said they arrested Brittany Stephens, 20, on negligent homicide and seat belt violation charges. Police said Tuesday,... more »
  • Baton Rouge drivers confused by DOTD crews counting occupants of passing cars on I-10 Play Video

    January 30, 2018 5:31 PM

    BATON ROUGE – Confused drivers slowed, briefly causing a traffic issue on I-10 Tuesday afternoon, as they passed a group of DOTD contractors hired to count the number of people in each passing car. The small group of contractors gathered on the Nairn Drive overpass above I-10 around 4... more »
  • Lane closures this weekend for Ascension Parish widening project

    January 24, 2018 8:35 PM

    PRAIRIEVILLE - Construction for a nearly $30 million road expansion project in Ascension parish will likely create headaches for drivers this weekend. The Louisiana Department of Transportation and Development will be closing lanes along LA-42 starting at Airline Highway. "It's very congested,” said Joe Killian, a longtime resident of... more »
  • We did the math: When COULD interstates re-open?

    January 17, 2018 8:14 PM

    BATON ROUGE – If highway experts' methodology on what it takes to thaw the interstates holds true, major highways closed since Tuesday evening could reopen as early as Thursday afternoon. In a live interview on WBRZ News 2 at 6:30 Wednesday evening, highway chief Shawn Wilson said it typically... more »
  • Amid I-10 expansion announcement, WBR wishes for new bridge Play Video

    January 12, 2018 8:06 PM

    PORT ALLEN - Officials announced Friday I-10 will be expanding from the bridge to the split, avoiding the West Baton Rouge area. Folks in that area are hoping for some traffic relief, but they know the expansion won't be a final fix. They want a new bridge. "We've been... more »
  • State announces I-10 expansion from the New Bridge to the split Play Video

    January 11, 2018 7:03 PM

    BATON ROUGE – In potentially the most significant interstate development since the Horace Wilkinson Bridge was built in the 1960s, the state announced Friday it is moving forward with a sweeping widening project – expanding and adding additional lanes on I-10 between the Mississippi River and the I-10/I-12 split east... more »
  • Groundbreaking for I-10 widening set for this week Play Video

    January 8, 2018 10:11 PM

    BATON ROUGE- Interstate 10 from Highland Road in East Baton Rouge Parish to Hwy 73 in Ascension Parish will be widened after a ribbon cutting ceremony this week. It's unclear when actual construction will begin. The seven mile stretch of interstate is often congested during rush hour. DOTD... more »
  • Lanes to be closed on I-10 East at foot of MSR Bridge Saturday

    January 3, 2018 9:58 AM

    BATON ROUGE- According to DOTD, I-10 eastbound at the foot of the Mississippi River Bridge will have alternating lanes closed Jan. 6. The closure will be from 7 a.m. until 6 p.m. The area will be closed so crews can repair the approach slab. DOTD reminds residents to... more »
  • Traffic and flooding top residents concerns over new development Play Video

    December 5, 2017 6:49 PM

    PRAIRIEVILLE- Concern in brewing tonight about a brand new development planned for the corner of Old Jefferson Highway and Highway 42 in Ascension Parish. The Meadows at Oak Grove Subdivision will have 212 residential lots and nearly eight acres available for commercial development. Residents like Michael Donovan are worried about... more »
  • Expect heavy traffic Sunday through Baton Rouge Play Video

    November 26, 2017 10:58 AM

    BATON ROUGE - Expect westbound delays on I-10 through Baton Rouge Sunday. Following Wednesday's eastbound gridlock, the Sunday after Thanksgiving is typically gridlock as drivers leave the New Orleans and Baton Rouge areas, headed west. The state warned of expected day-long congestion earlier Sunday morning. CLICK HERE to... more »
  • Michigan police threaten to serve Lean Cuisine if you're caught drunk driving

    November 21, 2017 1:24 PM

    TROY, Mich. - It's never a good idea to drink a drive, but police in Michigan are taking some unorthodox measures to deter drunk drivers and keep everyone safe on the road this holiday season. A tweet from the Troy Police Department laid out the master plan to curtail... more »
  • Two-vehicle crash on LA 1 leaves at least one person injured

    November 20, 2017 8:12 PM

    BATON ROUGE- Authorities say at least one person has been injured in a two vehicle crash that happened on LA 1 Monday evening. The accident happened around 6:30 p.m. Monday on LA 1 on top of the Intracoastal Waterway Bridge. At least one person has been injured. ... more »
  • I-10 west reopens from BR to Lafayette after morning of delays Play Video

    November 15, 2017 11:24 AM

    UPDATE: All lanes are open on I-10 west at Henderson. The diversion at LA 415 is no longer in effect. Congestion is approaching College Drive. BATON ROUGE – A closure of I-10 West on the far western side of the basin has trickled into gridlock through downtown Baton... more »
  • Traffic concerns at new Ascension school sites Play Video

    November 7, 2017 11:47 PM

    ASCENSION PARISH - The Ascension Parish School Board approved traffic studies Tuesday night for its four new school sites. "They'll help to make recommendations to us that would help improve traffic and flow," said Chad Lynch, Director of Planning and Building for the District. Lynch expects engineers to... more »
  • Police: Motorcyclist killed in North St. crash

    October 6, 2017 12:34 PM

    BATON ROUGE – A motorcyclist died in a crash on North Street. Baton Rouge Police identified the motorcyclist as Jerome Kinchen, 31. The crash happened a few blocks from Kinchen's home address, also on North Street. Police said Kinchen collided with another vehicle that turned into his path... more »
  • Monticello resident in search of more street lighting Play Video

    October 4, 2017 4:44 PM

    BATON ROUGE - The process to get a street light has proved to be difficult for one resident living in Monticello. Cynthia Mills is hoping the City-Parish will install a street light on her dark street but has grown frustrated at the process. "I've called Entergy, Entergy says call... more »
  • New 'J-turns' on US 190 in Livonia near completion Play Video

    October 4, 2017 1:08 PM

    LIVONIA - The Department of Transportation and Development says the project to install 'J-turns' on US 190 in Pointe Coupee Parish should be completed by the end of the year. The project will replace an existing guardrail stretching from LA 1 to Krotz Springs while adding in three 'J-turns'... more »
  • WBRZ suggests stronger safety measures on I-10, La. DOTD agrees to consider more signage Play Video

    September 27, 2017 4:18 PM

    BATON ROUGE – In an afternoon conference call with the WBRZ Investigative Unit, the state's traffic czar agreed to look into new ways to warn drivers of gridlock on I-10 approaching Baton Rouge. The call with La. Dept. of Transportation Secretary Shawn Wilson came a day after a handful... more »
  • VIDEO: Car bursts into flames on Airline Highway Friday Play Video

    September 22, 2017 2:08 PM

    BATON ROUGE – Video shared with WBRZ Friday afternoon showed a raging car fire on the side of Airline Highway. The blaze slowed traffic during the lunch rush. Click HERE to monitor conditions. The fire was in a southbound lane just after Jefferson. Traffic was stopped to nearly... more »
  • Four children hurt in school bus crash Monday afternoon Play Video

    September 18, 2017 4:53 PM

    BATON ROUGE – Four children were taken to the hospital with minor injuries after a bus was involved in a crash on Staring Lane Monday afternoon. About fifty students were on the bus when it collided with another vehicle near the intersection of High Point. Four students were transported... more »
  • Safety at Walker traffic circle concerns residents, officials Play Video

    September 6, 2017 12:10 AM

    WALKER- Officers are no longer directing traffic at a new Livingston Parish roundabout that has vehicles backing up onto Interstate 12, according to Walker Police Captain John Sharp. "What we had been doing was blocking the south bound lane of [Highway 447] periodically to clear the [interstate] ramp," Sharp... more »
  • I-10E closes one lane on Miss. River Bridge due to an accident

    September 2, 2017 3:21 PM

    UPDATE: 2:45 p.m. - DOTD says all lanes are now open. Congestion remains heavy at this time. All lanes are now open I-10 East on the Mississippi River Bridge. Congestion remains at LA 415 (Lobdell). — Baton Rouge Traffic (@BR_Traffic) September 2, 2017 BATON ROUGE - Traffic... more »
  • Consultants sought to plan for proposed commuter train along I-10

    August 17, 2017 10:32 AM

    BATON ROUGE – A consultant will be hired in the next six weeks or so to plan and design passenger rail stations for a rail line that could one day connect the Capital City with the Crescent City. Despite there being nearly $500,000 for concept planning, there's no concrete... more »
  • Intersection of Airline and Siegen to undergo maintenance Sunday morning

    August 16, 2017 6:35 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Traffic signals on Airline Highway near Siegen Lane will flash early Sunday morning for repairs. The repairs will take place from 6:30 a.m. - 11 a.m. Louisiana State Police will be at the site to control traffic. Louisiana DOTD says drivers should expect moderate... more »
  • Overturned dump truck brings traffic to a grind

    August 11, 2017 2:01 PM

    CENTRAL – There were heavy delays on Greenwell Springs Road as authorities dealt with an overturned dump truck that spilled its load. The crash happened between Morgan and Magnolia Beach Road near JBS Construction. Traffic was backed up toward both other streets after lunch Friday. Authorities said there... more »
  • New flashing yellow turn signal introduced in Ascension Parish

    August 8, 2017 3:38 PM

    ASCENSION PARISH- Drivers in Ascension Parish should be on the look out for a new flashing signal on traffic lights. The Louisiana Department of Transportation says it is implementing a new yellow flashing arrow signal to provide safer and more efficient left turns for local drivers. A arrow has... more »
  • Two injured in crash involving ATV

    August 3, 2017 9:33 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Police responded to a crash involving an ATV and another vehicle that sent two people to the hospital. BRPD officers responded to the scene on Jones and Fairchild Streets around 7:15 p.m. According to investigators, two people riding on the ATV were injured after they... more »
  • WATCH: Seafood truck bursts into flames under westside fuel canopy Tuesday Play Video

    August 1, 2017 4:06 PM

    PORT ALLEN - Incredible dash camera video captured firefighters working to contain a massive, tractor-trailer fire under a fuel canopy Tuesday. Witnesses said the fire spread quickly, giving people almost no time to react. "By the time they shut the fuel off, the truck was engulfed in flames,"... more »
  • Walker woman killed in crash on LA 449

    July 24, 2017 10:51 PM

    WALKER - Police say a 67-year-old woman was killed in a Livingston Parish crash Monday afternoon. According to Louisiana State Police, troopers reported to the crash at the intersection of LA 449 and Varnodo Road in Walker around 2 p.m. Monday. Police say Deborah Cantrell of Walker was... more »
  • 18-year-old arrested after live streaming deadly crash on Instagram

    July 24, 2017 4:10 PM

    FRESNO, Calif. - An 18-year-old woman is in jail, accused of driving under the influence as she live streamed a deadly car crash that claimed the life of her teenage sister Friday. Obdulia Sanchez was streaming live on Instagram when she crashed her vehicle with two unrestrained teenagers in... more »
  • Lane closures next week for extensive repairs to I-10, I-12

    July 7, 2017 11:33 AM

    BATON ROUGE – Crews will do extensive patchwork to I-10 and I-12 through Baton Rouge and into Livingston Parish over the next week. DOTD announced lane closures for the work Friday morning. Closures begin later in the evening, Friday, July 7. There will be alternating lane closures on... more »
  • Assumption sheriff's deputy killed in crash on way home from work

    July 3, 2017 12:19 AM

    THIBODAUX - The Assumption Parish Sheriff's Office says one of its deputies was killed in a single-vehicle crash as he was driving home from his shift Sunday afternoon. According to Louisiana State Police, 21-year-old Deputy Seth Bourgeois was traveling east on LA 304 near Dylily Lane in a pickup... more »
  • Police identify victim in deadly motorcycle crash on US 190

    June 30, 2017 10:26 PM

    LIVONIA - Police say one person died in a crash on US 190 in Livonia Friday night. Police Chief Brad Joffrion said the accident happened near a Chevron gas station on US 190 around 8:45 p.m. Police say a motorcycle driven by 20-year-old Harley Leadingham of Fort Polk... more »
  • LIVE: See traffic map; Heavy congestion Friday afternoon

    June 30, 2017 3:27 PM

    BATON ROUGE – Heavy delays complicated the drive Friday due to issues related to holiday travel wrecks. I-10 East was heavily congested after it was closed in Ascension Parish. Around lunch, State Police were dealing with a crash where someone died. The wreck happened around the Prairieville exit and... more »
  • Cars damaged by interstate pothole; Repairs made to highway Play Video

    June 29, 2017 10:25 AM

    BATON ROUGE – DOTD had to repair potholes on I-110 Thursday morning after numerous cars hit the holes and were damaged. The potholes were on southbound I-110 near Memorial Stadium. DOTD crews started patching bad spots around nine o'clock. One driver said she hit the pothole and... more »
  • Multiple crashes cause delays on I-10 East

    June 17, 2017 4:53 PM

    BATON ROUGE - All lanes have reopened on I-10 East near the Acadian Thruway following an accident involving an 18-wheeler Saturday. According to DOTD, the crash blocked the right and center lanes of the interstate. All lanes have since reopened. A second accident was reported near LA 415(Lobdell),... more »
  • Care center loses license after child wanders into street

    June 17, 2017 12:52 PM

    NEW ORLEANS - A Louisiana child care center has lost its license and public funding after a toddler wandered into traffic. The child was not hurt. But, the Louisiana Department of Education says Five Star Learning Academy in New Orleans failed to report the incident to the state... more »
  • LA 1 lane closure next week

    June 16, 2017 12:40 PM

    PORT ALLEN – The left, northbound lane of LA 1 will be closed around I-10 for guardrail repairs on Thursday, June 22. DOTD announced the closure Friday, a week before the planned construction. The lane will be closed from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Click HERE to... more »
  • EBRSO vehicle involved in crash on Siegen Lane; no injuries

    June 15, 2017 10:14 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Crews are responding to an accident on Siegen Lane near I-10 involving an East Baton Rouge Sheriff's Office vehicle The wreck happened just after 9:00 p.m. A spokesperson with the Baton Rouge Police Department confirmed an EBRSO vehicle was involved in the accident. Sources on... more »
  • Disabled vehicle causes delays on LA 1; Lane reopens

    June 12, 2017 4:16 PM

    PORT ALLEN - All lanes have reopened on LA 1 North after a disabled vehicle held up traffic on the Intracoastal Canal Monday. According to the Louisiana Department of Transportation and Development, the vehicle blocked the left lane until around 4 p.m.. Congestion from the incident has reached Fairview... more »
  • I-10 closure in Ascension over but ramp repair not complete Play Video

    June 9, 2017 11:37 AM

    SORRENTO - A total closure of I-10 eastbound ended earlier than expected - around 7 o'clock Sunday morning. A stretch of I-10 going toward New Orleans had been closed since Friday night, the second time this year, so crews could replace an overpass that's been out of use since... more »
  • Victim identified in deadly S. Harrell's Ferry Road crash

    June 8, 2017 9:43 PM

    BATON ROUGE - The victim of a deadly crash on South Harrell's Ferry Road has been identified. According to BRPD, 20-year-old Christopher Levy died in the crash that occurred on Thursday around 8 p.m. Levy was driving a 2000 Ford Mustang that was occupied by two other people.... more »

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