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  • Train carrying LSU fans collides with truck in Alabama

    November 6, 2015 4:59 PM

    BESSEMER, Ala. - An Amtrak train carrying dozens of LSU fans collided with a dump truck in Alabama Friday. It happened in the town of Bessemer, which is between Tuscaloosa and Birmingham. The collision killed the dump truck driver, according to ABC 33/40 in Alabama. LSU fan Amy... more »
  • No passengers hurt after train hits 18-wheeler

    November 3, 2015 5:08 PM

    PONCHATOULA - Authorities said no one was hurt after a passenger train and 18-wheeler collided Tuesday afternoon in Tangipahoa Parish. The collision happened on US 51 at I-55 around 3 p.m. according to the Tangipahoa Parish Sheriff's Office. State Police are on the scene assisting the sheriff's office,... more »
  • Train hero missed college rampage due to TV show

    October 2, 2015 4:01 PM

    ROSEBURG, Ore. - One of three young Americans who stopped a gunman on a Paris-bound train this summer would have been at an Oregon community college where a shooter killed nine people if he had not been rehearsing for ABC's "Dancing With the Stars." ABC News reported Friday that... more »
  • Train clips car in Port Allen Thursday night

    October 1, 2015 10:22 PM

    PORT ALLEN - A driver and her young passengers were in a car hit by a train here Thursday night. The crash happened at the crossing on Avenue A. Witnesses said the train clipped the rear of the vehicle. Multiple law enforcement agencies and first responders were... more »
  • Area leaders push for passenger rail service check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    September 16, 2015 6:03 PM

    GONZALES - Area leaders met today to show their support for a passenger rail service. It would build stations in Gonzales, Baton Rouge, Kenner and New Orleans. Despite the overwhelming support, leaders have not disclosed how much the system would cost. A March 2014 study estimates the service would... more »
  • New Orleans-to-Baton Rouge commuter railway championed

    September 16, 2015 4:22 PM

    NEW ORLEANS - Parish leaders along the busy industrial corridor between Baton Rouge and New Orleans are championing the idea of creating a railway commuter line to connect the state's two largest cities and economic hubs. Gathering in Gonzales on Wednesday, parish presidents and representatives from seven parishes along the... more »
  • Baton Rouge-New Orleans rail supported by governor hopefuls

    September 4, 2015 5:01 PM

    NEW ORLEANS - High speed rail transportation linking Baton Rouge, New Orleans and points in between was endorsed by the four major candidates for governor in their latest forum. Public Service Commissioner Scott Angelle, Lt. Gov. Jay Dardenne and Sen. David Vitter, all Republicans, and Democratic state Rep. John... more »
  • French official: 2 Americans subdued train gunman

    August 21, 2015 4:21 PM

    WASHINGTON - The Pentagon says one U.S. military service member was injured Friday, apparently while trying to subdue a gunman who opened fire on a high-speed train traveling from Amsterdam to Paris. The Pentagon says the service member does not have life-threatening injuries. Officials say three people were injured overall... more »
  • Gun store offers free class to women with restraining orders check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    August 11, 2015 7:49 PM

    BATON ROUGE - One gun store is offering free training to women who have restraining orders against abusive men. The owners of Precision Firearms and Indoor Range said they reached the decision because they're upset with the recent killing of Geismar resident Monica Johnson. Authorities said Johnson was... more »
  • Train accident closes Airline Highway near South Choctaw Drive

    July 31, 2015 5:55 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Airline Highway was briefly closed in both directions near South Choctaw Drive due to an accident involving a train. The Department of Transportation and Development reported that traffic was backed up for more than two miles to Plank Road on US 61 South and Tom Drive... more »
  • Tilted train closes parts of LA 1 near Plaquemine

    July 29, 2015 1:58 PM

    PLAQUEMINE - Traffic officials closed LA 1 between Addis and Plaquemine after a train tilted on its tracks early Wednesday afternoon. A Union Pacific spokesperson said the incident happened within the train yard at Dow Chemical after 12:30 p.m. Service roads in the area connected to LA 1... more »
  • Gonzales master plan would take advantage of commuter train

    June 29, 2015 9:23 AM

    GONZALES- The draft of a new master plan for the city of Gonzales calls for turning the oldest section of the city into a renewed downtown. Gonzales officials hope to capitalize on a commuter train line that may one day go through the city. They also are looking at... more »
  • Man on bike hit by train, loses foot

    June 3, 2015 11:40 AM

    SCHRIEVER - Sheriff's deputies said a man riding a bicycle fell on a set of train tracks in Terrebonne Parish and was hit by a cargo train Sheriff Jerry Larpenter said the man was riding his bike at Burlington Court in Schriever around 8:30 a.m. when he fell on... more »
  • Walker may shut down railroad crossings check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    June 2, 2015 6:21 PM

    WALKER - City of Walker council members will decide Monday on whether to permanently shut down two railroad crossings. Crossings on Sunset Lane and Mayer Street are the only ones without warning lights or cross arms to warn drivers of oncoming trains. Walker Mayor Rick Ramsey says the pending... more »
  • Chief: Police station too close to busy train track check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    May 21, 2015 11:48 PM

    AMITE - The police chief is tired of the city being railroaded by the railroad, so he wants to move the police department away from the train tracks in downtown. "If I'm getting stabbed, I don't wanna tell 'em to 'hold on a minute,'" Chief Jerry Trabona joked in... more »
  • Railroad investigating WBR derailment check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    May 20, 2015 4:22 PM

    ADDIS - Railroad crews spent Wednesday repairing damage after a train derailment in West Baton Rouge Parish. The derailment happened around 4 p.m. Tuesday near Peter Messina Road and caused 35 households to evacuate the area. Union Pacific Railroad is investigating the derailment of the six rail cars. ... more »
  • Laplace man killed by train, leaves mystery behind

    May 20, 2015 11:28 AM

    PRAIRIEVILLE - Sheriff's investigators identified a man who was hit and killed by a train early Wednesday morning in Ascension Parish. Lt. Col. Bobby Webre with the sheriff's office said Bontrion Toliver, 24, of Laplace was killed when the train hit him around 3:45 a.m. Webre said Toliver was... more »
  • Evacuation order lifted after Addis train derailment check to see if lock exists for regeneration 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 »
  • Amtrak trains heading south out of NYC again

    May 18, 2015 7:51 AM

    PHILADELPHIA- Amtrak trains are moving south out of New York again first time since the deadly crash last week. The first train left the Manhattan station about 5:30 a.m. Monday. Amtrak officials had said that trains along the busy Northeast Corridor from Washington to Boston would resume service Monday in... more »
  • Amtrak train traveling from Philadelphia to New York derails

    May 12, 2015 10:33 PM

    PHILADELPHIA, PA - An Amtrak train has crashed in Philadelphia, and several people appear to be injured. Train 188 was traveling from Washington, D.C., to New York City on Tuesday night when it crashed. The front of the train was going into a turn when it shook. An Associated Press... more »
  • Oil industry challenges rules meant to stop train explosions check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    May 12, 2015 3:49 PM

    BILLINGS, Mont. - The U.S. oil industry is challenging new rules aimed at reducing the risk of catastrophic accidents involving crude moved by rail. The American Petroleum Institute petitioned the U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in Washington, D.C. to block a requirement that railroad tank cars known to fail be... more »
  • Developing: 1 dead in Amite passenger train crash

    May 10, 2015 4:56 PM

    AMITE - An Amtrack passenger train collided with a vehicle Sunday, killing the vehicle's driver, according to Amite Fire Chief Bruce Cutrer. The crash happened on the Hwy. 51 tracks on Pope Lane at about 1:30 p.m. More than 170 passengers were evacuated and taken to the Greater... more »
  • CAUGHT ON VIDEO: Storm blows train cars off Huey P. Long Bridge check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    April 27, 2015 12:58 PM

    NEW ORLEANS - A line of severe thunderstorms continues moving across southeast Louisiana, bringing high winds and power outages and covering some roads with water. Union Pacific tells The Associated Press that at least one car was blown off the approach to the Huey P. Long Bridge. Television video from... more »
  • North Carolina man & woman killed by train

    April 5, 2015 3:36 PM

    DURHAM, N.C. - Police in North Carolina say two people are dead after an Amtrak train hit them as they were on the tracks. Police say the accident happened shortly before 10 a.m. Sunday in Durham, when the northbound train hit a man and a woman. Both were pronounced dead... more »
  • Passenger train derails killing 26 people

    March 20, 2015 4:37 AM

    LUCKNOW, India - Police say the death toll has risen to 26 after three coaches of a passenger train derailed in northern India. Police and rescue workers used gas cutters to rip apart the wreckage to find people who who were feared to be trapped. Ram Murath Yadav, a police... more »
  • BNSF freight train with crude oil derails near Illinois city

    March 5, 2015 5:40 PM

    GALENA, Ill. - A BNSF Railway freight train containing 103 cars loaded with crude oil has derailed near the northern Illinois city of Galena. According to railroad officials, the train derailed around 1:20 p.m. Thursday in a rural area where the Galena River meets the Mississippi. Jo Daviess County Sheriff's... more »
  • Train cars carrying crude derail in New Orleans

    March 2, 2015 1:59 AM

    NEW ORLEANS - The New Orleans Fire Department says two train cars carrying crude oil have derailed in the city but no oil has spilled. The department said in a statement Sunday night that it received a report of the derailment around 6:15 p.m. The statement says two New Orleans... more »
  • Metrolink says train car design likely saved lives

    February 24, 2015 8:38 AM

    OXNARD, CA - Southern California commuter rail officials say lives were likely saved in a crash in Oxnard by passenger cars designed to absorb a crash. The Metrolink train bound for Los Angeles struck a pickup truck abandoned Tuesday morning after its driver took a wrong turn and got stuck... more »
  • Multiple injuries after trains crash

    February 20, 2015 1:59 AM

    BERLIN, Germany - Police say two trains crashed in the Swiss town of Rafz, reportedly causing multiple injuries. The Neue Zuercher Zeitung newspaper reported the subway train and high-speed train on its way from Zuerich to Stuttgart collided at 6:45 a.m. Witnesses aid the train hit the subway carriages from... more »
  • Fire from W.Va. oil train derailment burns for 3rd day

    February 18, 2015 12:08 PM

    MOUNT CARBON, W.Va. - A fire triggered by the derailment of a train carrying crude oil is smoldering for a third day in southern West Virginia. State public safety division spokesman Larry Messina said Wednesday that the fire was 85 percent contained. The train carrying 3 million gallons of North... more »
  • 3 killed in truck-train crash in DeSoto Parish

    February 17, 2015 2:57 PM

    LONGSTREET - State police say three men have died from injuries suffered in a train-truck crash in DeSoto Parish near Longstreet. Trooper Matt Harris says 23-year-old John Watson, of Centerville, was driving a pickup on a private road when he drove into the path of a Union Pacific freight train... 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 »
  • Commuter train smashes into SUV on tracks, killing 7 people

    February 4, 2015 2:07 AM

    VALHALLA, N.Y. - New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo says an SUV driver and six people on a commuter train that crashed into it at a rail crossing have died. Metro-North Railroad spokesman Aaron Donovan says the northbound train struck a Jeep Cherokee at a railroad crossing in Valhalla on Tuesday... more »
  • EXCLUSIVE: Delivery driver talks about seeing man under train check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    January 30, 2015 1:39 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Police said a man who was likely drunk fell asleep on train tracks near Tigerland and was hit by a train Friday morning. A Baton Rouge Police spokesperson said the 20-year-old man was hit around 2:15 a.m. He suffered serious foot injuries as a result. ... more »
  • Hearing impaired man dies after stepping in front of train

    December 31, 2014 6:39 AM

    HAMMOND - Hammond police say a 58-year-old man with hearing difficulties died after stepping in front of a train passing through the downtown area. Lt. Vince Giannobile says Ernest Watts could hardly speak and could barely hear. Giannobile says Watts didn't respond to bystanders who shouted to warn him of... more »
  • Community reeling after teen's death

    December 8, 2014 3:55 PM

    LIVONIA - People living in Livonia told News 2 the community is having a tough time after a teen was killed by a train this weekend. Brandt Torres died Sunday morning after railroad officials said he was struck by a passing train and thrown under its wheels near the... more »
  • Christmas steams into Baton Rouge Friday

    November 28, 2014 9:21 PM

    BATON ROUGE- A brightly smiling train steamed into the Kansas City Southern lot Friday evening, bringing with it the holiday spirit. "The KCS Holiday Express is an important project for our company and a joyful way to give back to the communities through which we operate," KCS president and... more »
  • Child playing on tracks struck, killed by train

    November 10, 2014 1:57 AM

    SPANISH FORK, UT - Authorities say a 5-year-old boy reportedly playing on railroad track near his Utah home has died after being hit by a freight train. Police spokesman Lt. Matt Johnson says three young children were playing at the tracks in Spanish Fork late Sunday afternoon when freight train... more »
  • Train collides with SUV, kills three check to see if lock exists for regeneration 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 check to see if lock exists for regeneration 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 check to see if lock exists for regeneration 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 check to see if lock exists for regeneration 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 check to see if lock exists for regeneration 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 check to see if lock exists for regeneration 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 check to see if lock exists for regeneration 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 »

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