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  • Train collides with SUV, kills three Play Video

    October 31, 2014 2:32 AM

    VANDALIA, IL - Officials say three members of a family were killed when their SUV was struck by a freight train at a crossing in southern Illinois. Fayette County coroner Bruce Bowen says a woman, a boy and a girl, all related, died in the Thursday evening collision in Vandalia,... more »
  • Residents want train speed slowed Play Video

    October 13, 2014 6:34 PM

    WHITE CASTLE - After a train accident killed three people in a car that tried to cross the tracks while a guard rail was down, residents want changes to a rail line through the town. Clifton Davis, 37, Courtney Canada, 25, and Andrea Foster, 33, were killed in the... more »
  • Council moves forward with plan to rescue "trapped" neighbors Play Video

    September 25, 2014 6:29 PM

    WEST BATON ROUGE - People in West Baton Rouge Parish say a train near their home is trapping them in their neighborhood. Parish leaders are looking to build a new road in order to give them another way out. The road would be west of LA 1 in Addis,... more »
  • Man killed when train, log truck collide

    September 25, 2014 3:18 AM

    PLAIN DEALING - A crash involving a train and a log truck in Bossier Parish has left a Simsboro man dead. A preliminary investigation by Louisiana State Police shows that a 2015 Mack tractor, pulling an empty log trailer, was headed west Wednesday on Industrial Drive near Louisiana Highway 3... more »
  • Car abandoned after hitting train

    August 25, 2014 10:59 AM

    BATON ROUGE - Police said a group of people abandoned their car after running into a train in Baton Rouge Monday morning, then came back after police were on the scene. Officers said the driver ignored or didn't see warning signals at the crossing and hit the train near... more »
  • Second train wreck reported in the area

    August 1, 2014 4:42 PM

    PLAQUEMINE - A second train wreck has slowed traffic and forced emergency responders into action in our area Friday. Witnesses told WBRZ News 2, a car and train collided in Iberville Parish near the National Guard complex. The train came to a stop near the crossing on Belleview Drive.... more »
  • Derailment cleanup to last all weekend Play Video

    August 1, 2014 10:19 AM

    BATON ROUGE - Cleanup is expected to last the entire weekend following a train derailment on tracks that run along the side of S. Choctaw Drive. Late Friday, crews began inspecting sections of track down from the center of the derailment. Experts replaced railroad ties as they moved closer... more »
  • Shreveport Amtrak study finally under way

    July 29, 2014 11:02 AM

    SHREVEPORT - A 12-month study is finally underway to examine the feasibility of re-establishing Amtrak Passenger Rail Service from Shreveport-Bossier City to Vicksburg, Mississippi. Kent Rodgers, North Louisiana Council of Governments executive director, says the study will look at the condition of existing railroad tracks between the cities, potential stops,... more »
  • Putin: Russia will facilitate plane investigation Play Video

    July 22, 2014 4:06 AM

    MOSCOW, Russia - President Vladimir Putin says Russia will do "everything in its power" to facilitate an investigation into the Malaysia Airlines passenger jet crash, but accused Kiev and the West of escalating the conflict in the region. During a meeting with Russia's Security Council on Tuesday, Putin said Russia... more »
  • Highway opens after train, semi collision

    July 14, 2014 2:13 PM

    AMITE - Highway 51 between the parish seat of Tangipahoa and Independence opened late Monday, six hours after it was closed when a train and an 18-wheeler collided at a crossing. The southbound Amtrak train from Chicago smashed in to what appeared to be a dump truck at about 1:30... more »
  • Cop saves woman from speeding train Play Video

    June 24, 2014 7:38 AM

    RICHMOND, TX - A Texas woman is lucky to be alive after a police officer heroically pulled her from the path of a speeding train. Investigators say the woman laid down on the tracks Sunday, and planned to let the train hit her. The cop's dashboard came shows him... more »
  • Grant would fund study of rail service expansion

    May 11, 2014 2:21 PM

    NEW ORLEANS - The Southern Rail Commission has applied for a $1 million federal grant to study the feasibility of restoring passenger train service between New Orleans and Orlando in central Florida. Amtrak's Sunset Limited, which runs from New Orleans to Los Angeles, included a leg to Orlando until Hurricane... more »
  • 13 die in train accident in India

    May 9, 2014 2:15 AM

    NEW DELHI, India - An Indian official says a train has crashed into a jeep at an unmanned railroad crossing in northern Uttar Pradesh state, killing 13 members of a wedding party and injuring three others. Magistrate Jai Chand Pandey says the accident occurred early Friday when the victims were... more »
  • Train catches fire in Va. derailment

    April 30, 2014 2:16 PM

    LYNCHBURG,Va.- Authorities are evacuating numerous buildings around a train derailment and fire along the James River in downtown Lynchburg, Va. The derailment occurred Wednesday afternoon. No injuries have been reported. Lynchburg is a city of about 77,000 people in the foothills of Blue Ridge Mountains. It is... more »
  • Elderly couple killed in crash with train

    April 24, 2014 11:42 AM

    KEITHVILLE - An elderly couple died in a crash with a train in Caddo Parish. Caddo Parish sheriff's deputies say 85 year old Wilson Evans and his wife, 79-year-old Kathleen Evans, died at the scene near Keithville. Sheriff's office spokeswoman Cindy Chadwick says Wilson Evans drove around the... more »
  • Deputies: man, believed to be drunk, slips on tracks and is hit

    April 18, 2014 7:20 PM

    INDEPENDENCE- A 61-year-old man is dead and authorities think alcohol was a factor in his death where he was hit by a train in Tangipahoa Parish Friday. The sheriff's office said Robert Moore ran across the tracks at Velma Road just north of town, hoping to beat an approaching... more »
  • Police: Commuter train derails at Chicago airport

    March 24, 2014 7:12 AM

    CHICAGO - An eight-car commuter train derailed early Monday at Chicago's O'Hare International Airport, injuring 32 people on board after it failed to stop at an underground station at one of the nation's busiest airports. Chicago Fire Commissioner Jose Santiago says the train "climbed over the last stop, jumped up... more »
  • 18-wheeler, train narrowly avoid disaster Play Video

    January 29, 2014 7:16 AM

    BATON ROUGE - An 18-wheeler and train narrowly avoided disaster when icy roads sent the truck slipping and sliding in downtown Baton Rouge. It happened early Wednesday morning at the intersection of Florida and River Rd. The driver detoured from his planned route because of road closures in the... more »
  • Train derailed

    November 25, 2013 6:23 AM

    SPARTANBURG, S.C.- A fire official says several cars of the New York-bound Amtrak Crescent carrying 218 passengers and crew has derailed overnight in South Carolina, leaving four people with minor injuries. Spartanburg County Deputy Fire Marshal Tony Barnett told The Associated Press that the derailment of the Amtrak 20 train... more »
  • Mysterious semi hit by train

    November 22, 2013 10:30 PM

    WALKER- Police responded to what is described as a minor train collision Friday night. Police said an 18-wheeler, loaded with pipes, did not clear the railroad crossing before a train collided into the load. The truck driver apparently did not know his trailer was struck, and kept driving. ... more »
  • Mexico migrant train derails; at least 5 dead

    August 25, 2013 12:06 PM

    VILLAHERMOSA - An infamous cargo train ridden by Central American migrants heading to the U.S. derailed in a remote region of southern Mexico on Sunday, killing at least five and injuring at least 35, authorities said. The toll was expected to rise. Hundreds of migrants sometimes ride the roof of... more »
  • Remaining derailment evacuees going home

    August 8, 2013 7:38 AM

    LAWTELL - A mandatory evacuation order for the remaining 150 residents near a Union Pacific train derailment in St. Landry Parish will be lifted and they will be allowed to return home Thursday. State Police Col. Mike Edmonson says U.S. 190 also will be reopened, except for a one-mile... more »
  • Evacuation to be lifted after train derailment

    August 7, 2013 2:38 PM

    LAWTELL - Sheriff's deputies announced a mandatory evacuation would be lifted Thursday for people living near the site of a train derailment in St. Landry Parish. The parish sheriff's office said residents would first have to report to the Yambilee Building between 8 a.m. and 7 p.m. Thursday to... more »
  • Evacuation lifted for some near train derailment

    August 6, 2013 1:28 PM

    LAWTELL - State police say about 100 people evacuated from their homes Sunday after chemicals leaked from a derailed train will be allowed to go home Tuesday afternoon. Capt. Doug Cain says the evacuation area - originally about a mile around the site - was narrowed to a quarter-mile after... more »
  • Governor declares emergency over train derailment

    August 5, 2013 12:01 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Governor Bobby Jindal has declared a State of Emergency due to the train derailment and resulting hazardous material leak in St. Landry Parish. About 100 homes have been evacuated as officials work to clean up the site. The 26-car train derailment took place near the... more »
  • Governor headed to train derailment site, dozens evacuated near Opelousas

    August 4, 2013 5:15 PM

    LAWTELL, La. - The St. Landry Parish Sheriff's Office says about 50 homes have been evacuated because of a railroad derailment. Governor Jindal is headed to the scene where the evacuees are located. The homes are within a mile of the spot where state police say at least 26 cars... more »
  • Relief for town 31 years after explosion Play Video

    July 15, 2013 10:28 PM

    LIVINGSTON - Mayor Derral Jones signed on the dotted line Monday night, setting plans for the final step of a remediation process, that began more than 30 years ago. Jones signed a contract, giving permission for a chemical neutralizer to be placed in the ground, where a train carrying hazardous... more »
  • Derailed: the 1982 crash still troublesome for Livingston Play Video

    July 9, 2013 10:17 PM

    LIVINGSTON- Town leaders are planning the last phase of chemical remediation connected to a fiery train derailment 31 years ago. Mayor Derral Jones said next week, a contract could be finalized to do the remaining work, which injects a chemical into the ground that reacts with the hazardous material... more »
  • 5 dead in oil train derailment

    July 7, 2013 11:47 AM

    Quebec - Officials say two more bodies have been discovered Sunday, bringing the death toll to five after a runaway train carrying crude oil derailed in eastern Quebec, igniting explosions and fires that destroyed a town's downtown center. Quebec provincial police Lt. Michel Brunet said Sunday that 40 people are... more »
  • Driver killed after not moving from tracks as train approached

    June 26, 2013 3:18 PM

    CADE- One person died in a fiery crash with an Amtrak train near Lafayette Wednesday afternoon. The van and train collided at the corner of La. Hwy. 182 and 92 as the locomotive was pulling the Sunset Limited from New Iberia toward Lafayette, with a final destination of Los... more »
  • Derailment, blast crumple buildings near Baltimore

    May 28, 2013 3:54 PM

    WHITE MARSH, Md. - The fire chief says no toxic inhalants are burning at the site of a freight train derailment outside Baltimore. Baltimore County Fire Chief John J. Hohman said at a news conference Tuesday that fire crews would let the fire on two remaining cars burn out. CSX... more »
  • Pickup crashes into train

    May 22, 2013 10:40 AM

    BATON ROUGE - Sheriff's deputies said a truck collided with a train this morning in the northern part of East Baton Rouge Parish. The crash happened just before 5 a.m. near Thomas Rd., north of the Scotlandville area. At least one person was transported from the scene. There's... more »
  • Conn. train derailment slows down commuters

    May 20, 2013 8:46 AM

    HARTFORD, Conn. - Railroad officials in Connecticut say the morning commute is going as well as can be expected following Friday's train collision that that injured 72 people and has shut down service. Metro-North is using a fleet of 120 buses at the Bridgeport train station to help rail... more »
  • Mom saves the day

    May 15, 2013 8:01 PM

    PHILADELPHIA- A 14-month old girl got a cut on the head and went to the hospital after her quick-thinking mom rescued her from the tracks of a train station in west Philadelphia. Surveillance video shows the girl's stroller rolling off the platform and falling onto the tracks. Her mom jumped... more »
  • NY suit: County used son's remains to train dogs

    April 13, 2013 10:40 AM

    LOCKPORT, N.Y. - A western New York family is suing an upstate county after the coroner there took a piece of their son's body for use in a dog-training exercise. Thirty-two-year-old Roger Dunn died last spring in an auto wreck in Cambria. After the crash, Niagara County Coroner Russell Jackman... more »
  • BREC employee disciplined, others trained after train snafu

    April 2, 2013 9:52 PM

    BATON ROUGE- A BREC spokesperson said an employee was disciplined after a WBRZ News 2 report about a mishap with the train that circles the city's zoo. The employee's name was not released. Last week, a man on the train when the incident happened said the train operator... more »
  • Man blames train crash at zoo on "texting" Play Video

    March 28, 2013 9:39 PM

    BATON ROUGE - A Florida man vacationing in Baton Rouge says a woman texting while operating a train at the zoo led to it crashing into a gate in the middle of the tracks. Robert Walker, his wife and his two daughters went to BREC Zoo on Sunday and... more »
  • DeQuincy man dies after collision with train

    March 28, 2013 8:03 AM

    DEQUINCY, La. - Authorities say an 81-year-old DeQuincy man was killed in a collision involving a Kansas City Southern train and a pick-up truck. DeQuincy police say Curtis Sandifer died Wednesday after his pickup was struck at a railroad crossing. Phillips says the vehicle was dragged about a half... more »
  • One person severely injured, driver questioned after train and truck collide

    March 18, 2013 10:04 PM

    BATON ROUGE- Police released more information about a train-truck collision that happened Monday evening. The driver of a pick-up is being questioned; the passenger is in the hospital with severe injuries. Police said the truck pulled into the path of the train, and the two smashed into each... more »
  • Occupants trapped in vehicle, train collision

    March 18, 2013 8:28 PM

    BATON ROUGE- A train and vehicle collided Monday evening, trapping the occupants of the vehicle. First responders arrived at the scene at the intersection of Airline Highway and Choctaw shortly before 8:30 p.m., and have not been able to release the number of possible victims, but have said people... more »
  • Canadian National Railway train derails in Miss.

    February 22, 2013 2:11 PM

    JACKSON, Miss. -Several cars from a freight train derailed Friday morning near Jackson, Mississippi, that's according to Canadian National Railway officials. The derailment happened about 6:45 a.m. on tracks that run parallel to I-55 south through Hinds County. The derailment is affecting trains running between Jackson and New... more »
  • 29-year-old dies in collision with freight train Play Video

    December 12, 2012 8:41 PM

    WALKER- A 29-year-old woman was killed when she drove her car into the path of a freight train Wednesday afternoon. Walker Police said Laraye London-Phillips died after she was airlifted to an area hospital. London-Phillips was from Denham Springs. London-Phillips was hit as she turned from Florida Boulevard onto... more »
  • Train, vehicle collide in Walker

    December 12, 2012 5:15 PM

    WALKER - Authorities in Livingston Parish say a train collided with another vehicle this afternoon in Walker. Walker Police said it happened at at Sunland Drive and Florida Blvd. A department spokesperson said there were injuries, but couldn't say how many people were hurt or how badly. Police... more »
  • Deadly train-parade float crash in Texas probed

    November 16, 2012 9:23 AM

    DALLAS - Federal officials are joining investigators in West Texas to look into why a freight train slammed into a parade float carrying wounded veterans, killing four people and injuring 17 others. Witnesses described a harrowing scene Thursday afternoon as the Union Pacific locomotive beard down on the decorated... more »
  • 4 dead, 17 hurt when train hits Texas vets parade

    November 15, 2012 10:31 PM

    MIDLAND, Texas (AP) - Authorities say four people are dead and 17 others are injured after a train slammed into a parade float headed to a West Texas event honoring wounded veterans. Union Pacific spokesman Tom Lange says the eastbound train was sounding its horn before it hit the float... more »
  • Four dead after train hits wounded veterans parade

    November 15, 2012 6:28 PM

    MIDLAND, Texas - Authorities say four people are dead and 17 others are injured after a train slammed into a parade float headed to a West Texas event honoring wounded veterans. City of Midland spokesman Ryan Stout says the crash happened at a Union Pacific railroad crossing around 4:30 p.m.... more »
  • City of New Orleans train returning to NO Monday

    September 7, 2012 9:12 AM

    NEW ORLEANS - Amtrak says the City of New Orleans passenger train will pull into its namesake city on Monday - the first time since Aug. 27, when service was suspended because of Hurricane Isaac. It says daily service from Chicago will start and end in Memphis through Sunday.... more »
  • Crews examine rails in Ohio train crash investigation

    July 12, 2012 7:18 AM

    COLUMBUS, Ohio - Investigators say a train that partly derailed and exploded in Columbus, Ohio, was traveling below the speed limit before the crash, and its operators noticed no problems with the track as they approached the curve where it happened. The National Transportation Safety Board is investigating what... more »
  • Ohio freight train derails, causing fiery blast

    July 11, 2012 7:22 AM

    COLUMBUS, Ohio - A freight train derailment and explosion in Columbus, Ohio, has authorities evacuating a mile-wide area of the city as they try to contain the blaze and determine what's burning. Norfolk Southern says it appears about 11 cars of a southbound train derailed around 2 a.m. today near... more »
  • Fund set up for girl killed by train Play Video

    May 2, 2012 5:13 PM

    GONZALES - A fund is set up to help the family of a 7-year-old girl hit and killed by a train in Gonzales Tuesday night. Capitol One is accepting donations at any branch under the name "Shawn'Kell Patterson." Patterson was playing at a park near Toby Street around 6:00... more »
  • Fire Chief: Wreck today worst he's seen at crossing Play Video

    April 30, 2012 3:33 PM

    WEST BATON ROUGE PARISH - Trying to save a few minutes may have caused a brutal train wreck in Erwinville, which the driver of a flat bed truck narrowly escaped. "This is one of worst ones we've worked at this crossing," Erwinville Fire Chief Robby Smith said. The... more »
  • La. ranks 4th in train-vehicle crashes, injuries

    March 6, 2012 9:26 AM

    BATON ROUGE - Louisiana recorded fewer vehicle-train collisions and fatalities last year, but the number of related injuries rose slightly. That's according to preliminary 2011 data from the Federal Railroad Administration. Louisiana Operation Lifesaver said Monday the state ranked fourth nationally in the number of collisions and fourth in injuries... more »
  • Caddo Parish train accident claims woman's life

    March 5, 2012 7:22 AM

    SHREVEPORT - The Caddo Parish Sheriff's Office investigated a train accident that claimed a woman's life Sunday evening. Officials say the accident happened about 6:30 p.m. on a Union Pacific railroad track that crosses Bert Kouns Industrial Loop and runs behind subdivisions on the west side of Youree Drive... more »
  • Video: Train stops inches from hitting car Play Video

    February 22, 2012 11:41 PM

    BATON ROUGE- A video posted to YouTube shows many people's nightmare: a car stopped on railroad tracks as a freight train approaches. Eventhough the horn is blasting, the vehicle doesn't leave the College Drive crossing. Luckily, the train stops with-in inches of hitting the car. At one point,... more »
  • Union Pacific expanding in south Louisiana

    February 14, 2012 1:35 PM

    Union Pacific is expanding its presence in South Louisiana. The railroad company says it will build a new support yard in St. James Parish, and build more track between Livonia and Addis. The expansion is scheduled to be finished by the end of 2012. Company officials say... more »
  • Local inmates training dogs for the handicapped

    February 2, 2012 2:44 PM

    JACKSON - Inmates at Dixon Correctional Institute are helping some dogs get a new "leash" on life. The puppies stay for 16 months and get domestic training. They are then sent to Orlando, and given to handicapped people. This saves the person receiving the dogs the expense of... more »
  • 'Soul Train' founder Don Cornelius commits suicide

    February 1, 2012 9:29 AM

    LOS ANGELES - Los Angeles police say Don Cornelius, creator of the long-running TV dance show "Soul Train," shot himself to death Wednesday morning at his home. Officers responding to a report of a shooting found the 75-year-old at his Mulholland Drive home at around 4 a.m. A coroner says... more »
  • Train and SUV collision traps 4, injures 1

    November 14, 2011 5:22 PM

    BATON ROUGE - A train collided with an SUV this morning after the driver parked the vehicle on the tracks, according to Baton Rouge Police. Cpl. L'Jean McKneely said the female driver was partially ejected when the train hit her vehicle and was taken to a local hospital. A... more »
  • Train and SUV collision traps 4, injures 1

    November 14, 2011 8:37 AM

    BATON ROUGE - A train collided with an SUV this morning after the driver parked the vehicle on the tracks, according to Baton Rouge Police. Cpl. L'Jean McKneely said the female driver was partially ejected when the train hit her vehicle and was taken to a local hospital. A... more »
  • Former SU coach dies in train collision

    October 16, 2011 1:00 PM

    BATON ROUGE- Former Southern University strength and conditioning coach,Thomas Hall, died after a collision with a train early Sunday morning. The Baton Rouge native, who was also known to friends as "Zeus," was a strength and conditioning coach at Alcorn State University at the time of his death. ... more »
  • Police say man stabs woman, then stands in front of train

    August 7, 2011 10:09 AM

    LAFAYETTE - Authorities say a 29-year-old Duson man stabbed his girlfriend, then stood in front of an oncoming train and was killed. Kip Judice of the Lafayette Parish Sheriff's Office says Gregory Redondo never tried to avoid the train. Reports say Rayne police were called to a stabbing about 11... more »
  • Spilled Potatoes won't be Wasted

    July 13, 2011 7:36 PM

    Needy families in Delaware can thank a crash between a train and a truck hauling potatoes for some of the food on their tables. The crash happened in Milford and the potatoes were put into a dump truck after they spilled. The state transportation department didn't want them to go... more »
  • Police: Same train, same day, two wrecks

    July 8, 2011 2:03 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Authorities say the same train was involved in two different wrecks today in Baton Rouge and Denham Springs. Police say both times vehicles failed to yield to warnings from the trains, and drivers in both incidences were not seriously injured. The first wreck was reported... more »
  • Driver hit by train dies from injuries

    May 31, 2011 3:48 PM

    DONALDSONVILLE - An Ascension Parish driver has died after he was hit by a train he was trying to outrun, according to Louisiana State Police. Trooper Russell Graham said Jeremy Brassett, 31, of Prairieville was hit by the train at a crossing on LA 70 around 6 p.m. Monday.... more »
  • Prairieville man dies after train crash

    May 30, 2011 4:11 AM

    DONALDSONVILLE- A Prairieville man is dead after his truck was struck by a train in Ascension Parish. It happened on LA-70 at LA-3089 around 6 p.m. Saturday. Investigators say Jeremy Brassette was driving a truck when he tried to beat the train across the tracks. That's when he... more »
  • Man clings to life after train crash

    May 29, 2011 1:24 PM

    DONALDSONVILLE- A man is clinging to life in Ascension Parish after his truck was struck by a train. It happened on LA-70 LA-3089 around 6 p.m. Saturday. Investigators say Jeremy Brassett, 31, was driving a truck when he tried to beat the train across the tracks. That's when... more »
  • Railway over Bonnet Carre Spillway reopened

    May 27, 2011 4:24 PM

    NEW ORLEANS - A flood-damaged railroad bridge west of New Orleans has been repaired and reopened. Canadian National Railway spokesman Patrick Waldron said repairs were completed Friday morning and the bridge was opened after an inspection Friday afternoon. Debris hitting a pier supporting the bridge over the Bonnet... more »
  • Church members train with sheriff's deputies

    January 23, 2011 10:39 AM

    BOSSIER CITY, La.- Members of Bossier Parish churches trained with sheriff's deputies Saturday to prepare themselves for the unlikely event someone might threaten their congregations with violence. In the first of several planned Church Security Training Sessions at the Bossier sheriff's gun range, the 20 trainees sat through several... more »
  • Road could be closed until Thursday after train hits truck

    October 19, 2010 5:56 PM

    Highway 416 in Pointe Coupee Parish could be closed until Thursday after a train hit a sugar cane truck this morning. A resident outside of Glynn said at least five cars were derailed by the crash. According to Louisiana State Police, the driver of the truck had several... more »

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