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  • 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 »
  • Heavy delays due to wrecks on Airline near I-12 Tuesday

    June 6, 2017 11:34 AM

    BATON ROUGE - Airline Highway slowed to a crawl between I-12 and Coursey Tuesday morning due to two wrecks that are likely connected. A crash happened at the intersection of Airline Highway and Dawnadele Avenue, then a second wreck happened at the Airline/I-12 on-ramp. At first, it was reported... more »
  • Lane closure on I-10 West due to accident

    June 5, 2017 3:04 PM

    PRAIRIEVILLE - One lane has been closed on I-10 West due to an accident Monday afternoon. The Department of Transportation says the left lane is blocked past LA 73 due to the accident. Traffic is continuing to pass through the right lane, but congestion from the incident has reached... more »
  • I-12 West reopens near Airline Highway after vehicle recovery

    June 3, 2017 8:49 PM

    BATON ROUGE - I-12 West was shut down near Airline Highway due to a vehicle recovery operation in the area Saturday. All lanes were shut down shortly after 7:30 p.m. due to the operation. All lanes have now reopened and traffic is being allowed to pass through. DOTD... more »
  • Weekend closure of I-10 moved to next weekend

    June 1, 2017 10:19 AM

    SORRENTO – A total closure of I-10 East will be put on hold until the weekend of June 9-12, the state announced Thursday. A closure was planned for June 2, 3 and 4. Crews will instal a repaired section of the overpass above I-10 that was previously damaged. Earlier... more »
  • Power outages caused by accident involving electrical pole

    May 26, 2017 9:07 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Hundreds of people were without power after a car crashed into a utility pole. The crash happened around 7:45 p.m. on Florida Blvd. near Airline Hwy. According to a BRPD spokesperson, one vehicle was involved in the crash, hitting a utility pole. The spokesperson said... more »
  • BRPD responding to crash involving motorcycle on Florida Blvd.

    May 25, 2017 11:04 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Emergency crews are responding to a crash on Florida Blvd. involving a motorcycle. The crash occurred around 9:45 p.m. on Florida Blvd. near Sherwood Forrest Blvd. According to Baton Rouge Police Department officials, two vehicles and a motorcycle could be involved. They say one of... more »
  • Lawmaker delays vote on Louisiana gas tax hike

    May 24, 2017 10:23 PM

    BATON ROUGE - A Louisiana lawmaker pushing to increase Louisiana's gas tax is urging his House colleagues to consider the proposal, which so far doesn't have enough votes to win passage. Republican Rep. Steve Carter, of Baton Rouge, delayed a scheduled vote on the tax hike bill until next week.... more »
  • TRAFFIC ALERT: Heavy delays I-10 west in Ascension

    May 22, 2017 12:21 PM

    PRAIRIEVILLE – Traffic officials say “an incident in the median” is causing heavy traffic delays on I-10 in Ascension Parish Monday morning. According to DOTD, the incident happened around 10:20 a.m. Monday morning. As of 11:10 a.m., congestion stretched for at least five miles. Traffic congestion on... more »
  • Another 18-wheeler crash closed I-10 E into Baton Rouge Friday

    May 19, 2017 4:39 PM

    PORT ALLEN - Eastbound I-10 closed due to an 18-wheeler crash Friday afternoon. The driver of the 18-wheeler hit a pickup truck pulling a crawfish catering trailer. The driver of the 18-wheeler has been cited with careless operation of a motor vehicle. The wreck happened just before Port Allen.... more »
  • Load limit lifted on LA 1 bridge over Intracoastal Canal

    May 17, 2017 10:55 AM

    BRUSLY – State traffic officials have lifted a load limit on the northbound side of the LA 1 Bridge over the Intracoastal Canal. The limits were put in place in March after crews discovered structural damage. Crews will still be working in the area for the next two to... more »
  • 1st rush hour in Atlanta since I-85 overpass repaired

    May 15, 2017 8:24 AM

    ATLANTA - Georgia transportation officials reported no major delays during the first rush hour since a major interstate overpass reopened for traffic after collapsing in a massive fire. Authorities said all lanes of Interstate 85 near the heart of Atlanta were reopened over the weekend and available for Monday... more »
  • Two hospitalized after motorcycle crash on Siegen Lane Play Video

    May 10, 2017 10:07 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Two were transported to the hospital after a crash involving a motorcycle on Siegen Lane Wednesday night. The crash occurred around 8:40 p.m. on Siegen Lane near Airline Highway. Sources say the crash occurred when a motorcycle rear-ended another vehicle. The driver was reportedly ejected... more »
  • New Ascension road projects to tackle traffic problems Play Video

    May 10, 2017 6:47 PM

    ASCENSION PARISH - A new initiative called "Move Ascension" aims to reduce traffic along parish roads. "There's three problems, traffic, traffic, and traffic," said Parish President Kenny Matassa. The first road on the list is Roddy Road, that runs from Highway 42 to Airline Highway. At least... more »
  • Collapsed interstate bridge in Georgia to open next week

    May 10, 2017 10:40 AM

    ATLANTA - Georgia officials say a section of a heavily used Atlanta interstate will reopen at the latest by next week, less than two months after it collapsed due to a large fire under a bridge. Gov. Nathan Deal and state transportation officials announced Wednesday that the bridge will be... more »
  • Proposal to ban speed enforcement cameras in Louisiana fails

    May 8, 2017 1:43 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Voters won't be deciding whether they want to ban certain traffic cameras in Louisiana. The House transportation committee resoundingly defeated the proposal from Republican Rep. Paul Hollis, of Covington, to prohibit local governments from using automated speed enforcement devices to regulate traffic. Lawmakers on the panel voted... more »
  • UPDATE: Drag racing leads to fatal crash on Airline Hwy. Friday night

    May 5, 2017 11:49 PM

    BATON ROUGE - State Police say drag racing led to a fatal crash on Airline Hwy. where one person was killed and two others were injured. Sources say the crash occurred around 10:30 p.m. on Airline Highway near Barringer Foreman Road. The crash took the life of 20-year-old... more »
  • 3-year-old "bumped" by car in Greenwell Street hit-and-run

    May 5, 2017 9:27 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Sources say a 3-year-old was hit by a vehicle on Greenwell Street. The incident occurred just before 8:30 p.m. on Greenwell Street, between Winchester Avenue and Grand Drive. BRPD officials say they are investigating this incident as a hit-and-run. The suspect was described as a... more »
  • Florida Blvd. reopens following head-on crash

    May 5, 2017 8:26 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Crews are responding to a head-on crash that left multiple people injured on Florida Blvd. The crash happened after 7:15 p.m. on Florida Blvd. near McGehee Drive. Sources on scene say at least two people have been transported to the hospital, at least one of... more »
  • Weight limit removed for southbound lanes of LA 1 bridge

    May 1, 2017 3:50 PM

    BATON ROUGE - The Louisiana Department of Transportation and Development announced the load limit for the southbound lanes of the LA 1 Intracoastal Waterway Bridge has been rescinded. The load limit was lowered in both directions in late March due to deficiencies found during an inspection. The repairs for... more »
  • Victim identified in deadly head-on crash on Airline Highway Play Video

    May 1, 2017 10:32 AM

    BATON ROUGE – Authorities say one person is dead after a head-on crash on Airline Highway in Baton Rouge Monday morning. The crash happened after 9 a.m. Monday near the intersection of Airline Highway and St. Katherine Ave. Baton Rouge Police say 52-year-old Deborah Cobb was traveling southbound... more »
  • Victims in Thursday Livonia crash identified as married couple Play Video

    April 27, 2017 7:44 PM

    LIVONIA - Two victims in a crash on Hwy 190 in Livonia Thursday have been identified. The 3-car crash happened just east of the city limits around 6:30 p.m. Livonia Police tell News 2, the wreck claimed the lives of Daniel and Ramonia O'Brien, a married couple from... more »
  • 2-year-old hospitalized following crash on Hwy. 19

    April 26, 2017 8:16 PM

    BATON ROUGE - A 2-year-old is among those transferred to the hospital following a crash on Hwy. 19. According to Baton Rouge Police Department officials, the crash happened on Hwy. 19 near Thomas Road. BRPD officials say a 2-year-old female inside one of the vehicles was transferred to... more »

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