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  • INVESTIGATIVE UNIT: Questions raised about lavish EBR COA trip to Chicago Play Video

    May 16, 2017 4:53 PM

    BATON ROUGE- As five thousand seniors in East Baton Rouge Parish sit on a waiting list for services at the East Baton Rouge Council on Aging, the agency spent $12,000 to send five employees to Chicago for a few nights in March for a non-mandated conference. The WBRZ Investigative Unit... more »
  • 13 states back Trump travel ban in appeals court

    March 27, 2017 8:52 PM

    RICHMOND, Va. - A group of 12 state attorneys general and one governor is urging a federal appeals court to allow Donald Trump's revised travel ban targeting six predominantly Muslim countries to take effect. In a brief filed in the 4th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals on Monday, the states... more »
  • Judge: Trump has power to ban foreign travelers

    March 15, 2017 9:54 PM

    WASHINGTON - A federal appeals court judge says President Donald Trump has the authority to block foreign travelers and courts must defer to the president's judgment in decisions about who should be allowed in the United States. Judge Jay Bybee of the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals said in... more »
  • 1,000 flights canceled by Northeast storm

    March 15, 2017 9:41 AM

    NEW YORK - The air tracking service FlightAware.com says airlines have canceled more than 1,000 U.S. flights on Wednesday after grounding more than 6,200 flights on Tuesday, most of them because of the storm in the Northeast. Most of Wednesday's cancellations are morning flights. FlightAware CEO Daniel Baker predicts "relatively... more »
  • DHS intel report disputes threat posed by travel ban nations

    February 24, 2017 4:49 PM

    WASHINGTON - Analysts at the Homeland Security Department's intelligence arm found insufficient evidence that citizens of seven Muslim-majority countries included in President Donald Trump's travel ban pose a terror threat to the United States. A draft document obtained by The Associated Press concludes that citizenship is an "unlikely indicator" of... more »
  • Judge grants injunction against Trump travel ban in Virginia

    February 13, 2017 9:56 PM

    ALEXANDRIA, Va. - A federal judge has granted a preliminary injunction barring the Trump administration from implementing its travel ban in Virginia, adding another judicial ruling to those already in place challenging the ban's constitutionality. A federal appeals court in California has already upheld a national temporary restraining order stopping... more »
  • Immigrants grow anxious after raids; Trump takes credit

    February 12, 2017 4:34 PM

    Immigrant communities across America are frightened and confused as federal agents conduct a series of raids aimed at rounding up people who are in the country illegally. Immigration and Customs Enforcement says the arrests are "routine." But President Donald Trump claimed credit on Twitter for the "crackdown on illegal criminals."... more »
  • US court refuses to reinstate Trump's travel ban

    February 9, 2017 6:25 PM

    SAN FRANCISCO- A federal appeals court in San Francisco has refused to reinstate President Donald Trump's ban on travelers from seven predominantly Muslim nations. The 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals on Thursday wouldn't block a lower-court ruling that suspended the ban and allowed previously barred travelers to enter the... more »
  • Homeland Security: Visa-holders can fly to US

    February 4, 2017 12:09 PM

    WASHINGTON - The Homeland Security Department says it's no longer directing airlines to prevent visa-holders affected by President Donald Trump's executive order from boarding U.S.-bound planes. That word follows a State Department announcement that it had reversed the cancellations of visas for foreigners after a federal judge put on hold... more »
  • Uber buying plane fare for drivers stranded by Trump ban

    February 4, 2017 12:06 PM

    NEW YORK - Uber CEO Travis Kalanick says his company is buying plane tickets for stranded drivers now that a federal judge has put a hold on President Donald Trump's ban on travel to the United States by people from seven Muslim-majority countries. Kalanick tweeted Friday night that the head... more »
  • US State Department reinstates visas

    February 4, 2017 12:03 PM

    WASHINGTON - The State Department says it's reversed the cancellations of visas for foreigners after a federal judge put on hold President Donald Trump's executive order on immigration. The department had said up to 60,000 foreigners from seven majority-Muslim countries had their visas "provisionally revoked" to comply with Trump's order... more »
  • Boston judge declines to extend Trump travel ban restraining order

    February 3, 2017 6:27 PM

    BOSTON - A federal judge in Boston has refused to extend a temporary injunction against President Donald Trump's travel ban. U.S. District Judge Nathaniel Gorton late Friday declined to renew an order prohibiting the detention or removal of persons as part of Trump's executive order on refugees and immigrants. That... more »
  • Another high-ranking state official taking overseas trip

    January 31, 2017 3:21 PM

    BATON ROUGE – State officials are once again taking to the sky for an overseas trip; this time, it's the Lt. Governor who traveled to France this week. Lt. Governor Billy Nungesser's office released details of the trip Tuesday – two days into travel. Nungesser is traveling with tourism... more »
  • US says 872 'hardship' case refugees to come in

    January 31, 2017 12:41 PM

    WASHINGTON - A senior U.S. official says 872 refugees will be allowed into the United States this week despite the Trump administration executive order suspending the U.S. refugees program. Kevin McAleenan, acting commissioner of the U.S. Customs and Border Protection agency, said these refugees would be granted waivers. He said... more »
  • Senators Kennedy, Cassidy voice support of Trump's travel ban; Richmond calls 'unjust'

    January 30, 2017 2:27 PM

    BATON ROUGE – Senators John Kennedy and Bill Cassidy both voiced their opinions in support of the temporary travel ban issued by President Donald Trump on Jan. 27, while Congressman Cedric Richmond called the ban "unjust." President Trump signed an executive order banning citizens from Iraq, Iran, Syria, Libya,... more »
  • Tears and detention for US visitors as Trump travel ban hits

    January 29, 2017 5:21 PM

    NEW YORK - President Donald Trump's plan to fight terrorism by temporarily stopping citizens of seven nations from entering the country has gotten off to a chaotic start. Family reunions were blocked on Saturday, refugees from war-torn countries were turned away and border agents detained scores of unsuspecting travelers at... more »
  • Priebus defends swift action to bar refugees

    January 29, 2017 11:52 AM

    WASHINGTON - The White House chief of staff says President Donald Trump acted early on in his term to impose a travel ban on refugees to block "people who want to do bad things to America." Reince Priebus says there's nothing to apologize for after Friday's executive order drew widespread... more »
  • Trump adviser: Judge's order doesn't affect ban

    January 29, 2017 11:46 AM

    WASHINGTON - A top adviser to President Donald Trump says a federal judge's emergency order "really doesn't affect" his efforts to temporarily bar refugees and citizens of seven predominantly Muslim countries from entering the U.S. Kellyanne Conway says on "Fox News Sunday" that a federal judge's late Saturday emergency order... more »
  • Report: FAA not prepared for major air traffic outages

    January 13, 2017 12:50 PM

    WASHINGTON - A government watchdog says that the Federal Aviation Administration isn't prepared to handle major air traffic control outages. That's despite promises to update contingency plans made after extended disruptions in 2014 and 2015. A report by the Department of Transportation's inspector general says the FAA has been working... more »
  • Storm paralyzes travel in parts of Mississippi

    January 7, 2017 11:39 AM

    JACKSON - Traffic is barely crawling across parts of central Mississippi on Saturday morning, with 18-wheel trucks pulled over on the shoulders of icy highways in spots. Jackson's city streets were supposed to be filled with runners Saturday, but organizers canceled the annual Mississippi Blues Marathon, citing weather and travel... more »
  • Legislative conference, event trips costs $98K since session

    December 24, 2016 11:31 AM

    BATON ROUGE - The Louisiana Legislature has spent at least $98,000 for lawmakers to travel to conferences and meet with colleagues in other states since they wrapped up their legislative sessions this year. Thirty-five of 105 House members and 13 of 39 senators traveled to Illinois, Kentucky, Oregon, Arkansas and... more »
  • Baton Rouge airport hopes to land Southwest airlines

    December 16, 2016 2:10 PM

    BATON ROUGE – Airport officials said they are trying to woo Southwest Airlines but stopped short of saying there's a deal in place to get one of the country's most popular airlines to land commercial flights in Baton Rouge. The interim director of the airport said at a discussion... more »
  • Trump to meet with Carrier execs in Indiana

    November 29, 2016 8:30 PM

    NEW YORK - President-elect Donald Trump and Vice President-elect Mike Pence will travel to Indiana Thursday for an event with officials from Carrier, the air conditioning company. That's according to a transition official. Trump pledged throughout the presidential campaign that he would stop companies like Carrier from moving jobs overseas.... more »
  • Thanksgiving holiday travel to be busy; State Police to patrol highways

    November 23, 2016 10:21 AM

    BATON ROUGE – Louisiana State Police reports that the Thanksgiving holiday is the busiest and most traveled time of the year and urges drivers to travel safely. According to State Police, last year during the Thanksgiving holiday weekend, more than 200 injuries were reported in the state following several... more »
  • Cold front brings showers to some holiday travelers

    November 23, 2016 7:11 AM

    Though a few showers are possible, major delays are not anticipated for the Thanksgiving travelers. THE FORECAST: Today and Tonight: A weak cold front will bring mostly cloudy skies and a couple of showers to the area with perhaps an imbedded thunderstorm. A line of showers will be... more »
  • Vegas Strip resort closed, guests evacuated after power outage

    November 3, 2016 9:30 PM

    LAS VEGAS - A hotel official says the darkened Paris Las Vegas resort could remain closed overnight, displacing thousands of guests and gamblers, while work crews repair its damaged main power line. Caesars Entertainment Corp. spokesman Rich Broome says authorities decided at nightfall Thursday that it was getting too late... more »
  • La. now connected to Europe via non-stop flights between NOLA, London

    October 20, 2016 10:33 AM

    NEW ORLEANS - Non-stop flights from Louisiana to London will begin by the end of the first quarter of 2017, British Airways announced at the state's largest airport Thursday morning. A four year courtship finally took off as the airliner announced flights between New Orleans' Armstrong Airport and London's... more »
  • REAL ID license now available in La., after years of dispute

    October 3, 2016 1:27 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Louisiana residents can now get driver's licenses and identification cards that meet the standards of the federal REAL ID security law, after years of state refusal to follow the requirements. The Office of Motor Vehicles started issuing REAL ID-compliant licenses and ID cards Monday. The move... more »
  • Dallas-bound regional flight diverted to BR over landing gear issue

    September 16, 2016 4:52 PM

    BATON ROUGE – A regional jet diverted to Metro Airport where it landed under an emergency alert Friday afternoon. The airport tower activated its emergency procedures around 2 p.m. when the pilot radioed there was an indicator light on that suggested a problem with the landing gear. The plane... more »
  • Truckers warn speed caps will cause crashes, jam highways

    September 15, 2016 2:37 PM

    DETROIT - Truckers are warning that a government plan to electronically limit the speed of tractor-trailers will lead to highway traffic jams and possibly an increase in deadly run-ins with cars. The government has proposed requiring electronic speed limiters on all trucks and buses over 26,000 pounds manufactured after the... more »
  • Ahead of 9/11 anniversary, US makes note of global threats

    September 10, 2016 10:24 PM

    WASHINGTON - Ahead of Sunday's 15th anniversary of the Sept. 11 attacks, the State Department is reminding U.S. citizens about threats around the world and urging Americans to be vigilant about their personal security. The department's latest worldwide caution says "current information suggests that terrorist groups continue to plan attacks... more »
  • 15th travel related Zika virus case confirmed in Louisiana

    July 29, 2016 4:45 PM

    BATON ROUGE – Health officials Friday announced that another travel related case of the Zika virus was discovered in Louisiana. According to the Department of Health and Hospitals, the latest case brings the total to 15 cases of travel associated Zika confirmed in Louisiana. Health officials say local... more »
  • Car fire closes I-12 overnight

    July 3, 2016 12:32 PM

    DENHAM SPRINGS - I-12 closed overnight as authorities worked a crash where a vehicle caught on fire. Sunday morning, ActionNews17 reported on its Facebook page what appeared to be a van burst into flames. I-12 was closed for a portion of the night as Livingston Fire District 5, Walker... more »
  • Before the weekend vacation check beach bacteria conditions here

    June 29, 2016 5:49 PM

    GULFPORT, Mississippi - Data available on the Mississippi Department of Environmental Quality website indicates only one beach on the Mississippi Gulf Coast is flagged with an advisory due to probable high bacteria levels. Scientists said the Gulfport Harbor Beach near Pratt Avenue is under a water contact advisory due... more »
  • Sunnier skies for New Orleans' music festival

    April 29, 2016 1:44 PM

    NEW ORLEANS - Music fans going to the New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival should have sunnier skies. This Friday is the fifth day of the seven-day music festival that draws thousands of people to New Orleans over two weekends. Concert-goers on Thursday wore their galoshes and ponchos though as... more »
  • UK alerts LGBT travelers to North Carolina, Mississippi laws

    April 20, 2016 5:48 PM

    RALEIGH, N.C. - The British government is advising lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender citizens to pay special attention when traveling to North Carolina and Mississippi. The travel advice update was posted on the British government's website Tuesday. The British advisory says new laws in North Carolina and Mississippi may affect... more »
  • Airlines dodge legislation aimed at curbing excessive fees

    March 16, 2016 4:34 PM

    WASHINGTON - A Senate panel has approved an aviation policy bill after a partisan fight over whether airlines are unfairly gouging consumers with fees for basic services like checked bags, seat assignments and ticket changes. The Senate commerce committee approved by a voice vote a bill to continue the Federal... more »
  • Obama to chop down more Cuba barriers, but is Havana ready?

    March 12, 2016 3:16 PM

    WASHINGTON - President Barack Obama is ready to chop down decades-old barriers that have kept Americans and their money out of Cuba. Getting Cuba to do the same could be much harder. Cuban President Raul Castro's government is hungry for dollars but wary of American influence. It has yet to... more »
  • US airlines vie for Cuba flights; Havana top destination

    March 2, 2016 5:53 PM

    NEW YORK - U.S. airlines are telling the Transportation Department what routes they would like to fly to Cuba. Government approval is expected to take months. At least seven carriers submitted applications to the DOT Wednesday. Most are looking to serve Cuba primarily from their large hub cities, with Havana... more »
  • US bans use of e-cigarettes on airline flights

    March 2, 2016 3:20 PM

    WASHINGTON - The Department of Transportation says it has issued final regulations prohibiting the use of electronic cigarettes on any domestic or foreign airline flying to, from or within the United States. Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx says the rule will protect passengers from unwanted exposure to aerosol fumes in the... more »
  • CDC confirms presumption Zika virus is in La.

    February 25, 2016 4:38 PM

    BATON ROUGE - The Centers for Disease Control confirmed the presumption that two people ill in Louisiana were infected with the Zika virus. Earlier this month , the state health department announced two people were ill and they were believed to have Zika. The individuals, who were not named,... more »
  • Airline to begin flight service between New Orleans, Destin

    February 12, 2016 5:58 AM

    NEW ORLEANS- A public charter airline will add a seasonal nonstop service from New Orleans to Destin, Florida. GLO Airlines announced Thursday that the service from Louis Armstrong International Airport to Destin-Fort Walton Beach Airport will begin March 25 and will run through Sept. 5. The flights are scheduled for... more »
  • Bill would make it harder for sex offenders to travel abroad

    February 1, 2016 7:25 PM

    WASHINGTON - Registered sex offenders who have committed crimes against children will have a harder time traveling internationally under legislation Congress has sent to the president's desk. The House passed the legislation by voice vote Monday after Senate passage in December. If signed by the president, the U.S. would... more »
  • Broadway's back; power's still out for thousands in South

    January 24, 2016 2:43 PM

    Broadway turned the stage lights back on, rail service was expected to resume in New York, and emergency travel bans were lifted Sunday in Washington, D.C., and Maryland following a historic snowstorm that dumped 2 feet or more on some major cities. But thousands were still without power in the... more »
  • Major East Coast airports try to resume service

    January 24, 2016 2:41 PM

    NEW YORK - East Coast airports are gearing up to resume service after the big winter storm brought transportation to a standstill. But it will take some time to recover from the cancellation of more than 11,000 flights during the four-day period from Friday to Monday. The Port Authority of... more »
  • Louis Armstrong airport says 2015 was record year

    January 23, 2016 3:19 PM

    NEW ORLEANS - The Louis Armstrong New Orleans International Airport says last year saw a record number of passengers going through the airport. The airport says it served about 10.6 million passengers in 2015, which was 9.1 percent more than the previous year. The airport says the best year on... more »
  • Snowstorm socks US East: A look at the effects by state

    January 23, 2016 3:08 PM

    WASHINGTON - A massive winter storm buried much of the U.S. East Coast in a foot or more of snow by Saturday, shutting down transit in major cities, stranding drivers on snowbound highways, knocking out power to tens of thousands of people. A look at some of the impacts by... more »
  • Canceled flights pile up as major storm threatens Eastern US

    January 22, 2016 3:32 PM

    NEW YORK - Airlines are canceling 2,800 flights Friday to, from or within the U.S., as a blizzard swings up the East Coast, according to flight tracking service FlightAware. The bulk of Friday's cancelations are in Charlotte and Raleigh, North Carolina. Another 3,200 flights were canceled for Saturday. Those cancelations... more »
  • Lower prices at the pump a welcome gift

    December 25, 2015 4:00 PM

    BATON ROUGE - A welcome Christmas present for many travelers is much lower prices at the gas pump this year. On Christmas Day, analysts say gas prices in the U. S. are at the lowest they've been since 2008, when the average per gallon of regular was $1.63. Many... more »
  • Storms cause travel woes

    December 24, 2015 6:14 PM

    ATLANTA - Storms extending from the Gulf Coast to the Northeast caused hundreds of flight delays for travelers trying to get home for Christmas. Long lines filled concourses at Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport on Thursday, and flight status boards showed multiple flight cancellations. FlightAware, a website that tracks airline flights,... more »
  • Wreck on I-49 delays travel through Shreveport

    December 24, 2015 4:20 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Authorities warned drivers about delays along I-49 near Shreveport after a wreck on Christmas Eve. KTBS reported the wreck involved multiple vehicles and happened just before 2 p.m. at the I-49 Terry Bradshaw / Inner Loop interchange. Police said one person was taken to the... more »
  • U. S. gives special airspace clearance for Santa's sleigh

    December 24, 2015 12:32 PM

    WASHINGTON - Despite heightened security concerns, the U. S. Department of Transportation gave special clearance this week for Santa Claus to fly his sled through America's airspace for Christmas Eve. Really. The DOT put out an official memo authorizing Kris Kringle to "engage in air transportation to various... more »
  • Airlines prep for holiday crush: More flights, bigger planes

    December 23, 2015 11:43 AM

    DALLAS - Airlines are shifting the timing of thousands of flights, even adding dozens of redeyes, as they try to avoid delays while hauling millions of passengers from now through the Christmas weekend. Success or failure could all depend on the weather and Mother Nature isn't making it easy on... more »
  • New Orleans mayor slams Trump's remarks about Muslims

    December 8, 2015 5:27 PM

    NEW ORLEANS - New Orleans Mayor Mitch Landrieu has joined other critics in condemning GOP presidential contender Donald Trump's proposal to bar Muslims from entering the United States. In a statement Tuesday, Landrieu said Trump's comments are "absolutely disgraceful." Landrieu says Americans "must reject his poisonous rhetoric, which is reminiscent... more »
  • Gas prices are an early Christmas gift on Thanksgiving

    November 25, 2015 11:16 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Drivers are taking advantage of some of the cheapest gas prices in the country. Wednesday, ahead of one of the busiest weekends to hit the roads, a gallon of regular was as little as $1.59. The cheap fuel was at select locations - some requiring a... more »
  • Low to no impact weather for holiday travel

    November 25, 2015 7:05 AM

    For Wednesday, the travel forecast is in good shape for the eastern two-thirds of the nation. While a light rain shower is possible from Iowa southward to Texas, no major delays should occur due to weather. THE FORECAST: Today and Tonight: Locally, we expect increasing clouds... more »
  • Breakfast with 2une In: Traveling Tigers send off Play Video

    November 6, 2015 11:17 AM

    BATON ROUGE- The LSU Tigers are heading to Tuscaloosa to take on the Alabama Crimson Tide, and some faithful LSU fans are going to be right behind them. Friday morning, News 2's Josh Eachus met up with some members of the LSU Alumni Association at The Cook Hotel to find... more »
  • Thanksgiving travel tips

    November 3, 2015 7:42 AM

    Baton Rouge- Travel experts are disproving the myth that the Wednesday before Thanksgiving is the busiest travel day. According to the Department of Transportation, the actual busiest day for travelers is in the summer, and every year it's a different day. Here are some tips to help you find the... more »
  • Breakfast with 2une In: Ascension Hot Air Balloon Festival Play Video

    September 25, 2015 11:18 AM

    GONZALES- The Ascension Hot Air Balloon Festival is finally here. The 5th annual festival starts Friday at 4 p.m. and lasts until Saturday at the Lamar Dixon Expo Center. Doors open at 7 p.m. Saturday and the events will end at 10 p.m. both nights. Nearly 50,000 people attended last... more »
  • I-12 expansion nearly finished Play Video

    August 28, 2015 5:50 PM

    WALKER - Expansion work on Interstate 12 in Walker should be finished by October, according to the Department of Transportation and Development. The $26.5 million expansion started last year and will bring I-12 from four lanes to six lanes from Walker to nearly Satsuma. For motorists in Livingston Parish going... more »
  • Bigger will be better; paddlewheeler change on the Mississippi

    August 4, 2015 5:01 PM

    BATON ROUGE - There will be a change on the river, a cruise company announced this week. The Queen of the Mississippi will be moved and renamed to make way for a newer paddlewheeler here. The Queen of the Mississippi will be renamed and sail the Columbia and Snake... more »
  • Baton Rouge airport sees flight decline

    July 29, 2015 7:43 AM

    BATON ROUGE- Baton Rouge is one of many cities across the country that has seen the number of flights in and out of its airport drop over the past few years. The city has seen a 13.64 percent decrease in the number of flights at Baton Rouge Metropolitan Airport when... more »
  • Dardenne to Jindal: End state spending on campaign travel Play Video

    July 23, 2015 5:52 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Lt. Gov. Jay Dardenne, a Republican running for governor, wants taxpayers to stop footing the bill for costs associated with Gov. Bobby Jindal's presidential campaign travel. Dardenne released a letter Thursday calling on Jindal to use campaign cash to reimburse Louisiana State Police for travel costs... more »
  • Stroke survivor travel tips Play Video

    July 16, 2015 11:43 AM

    BATON ROUGE- Summer is wrapping up and families are rushing to squeeze in their vacations before the kids head back to school. However, if you or someone in your family is a stroke survivor, there are a few things you should know before you hit the road. It takes... more »
  • Click before leaving town; eastbound travel details to the nearest beach

    July 2, 2015 10:36 PM

    BATON ROUGE - About 41.9 million Americans will head out of town for the extended 4th of July weekend that, for many, begins Friday. "Independence Day is typically the busiest summer travel holiday, because families can take extended vacations without worrying about rushing their kids back for school," Brent... more »
  • Holiday traffic jam stretches for miles

    July 2, 2015 4:24 PM

    BATON ROUGE - A traffic jam caused by a flood of holiday drivers stretched for miles past the I-10 Mississippi River Bridge in Baton Rouge Thursday afternoon. The Department of Transportation and Development said the congestion on I-10 East was backed up for nine miles past the Lobdell exit... more »
  • Travel Yoga Play Video

    July 2, 2015 11:35 AM

    BATON ROUGE- Summer fun can take a toll on your body. This morning on 2une In News 2's Rebecca Buchanan explained how incorporating a little yoga into your travel plans can make a big difference in how you feel. Right when you wake up you should set aside a... more »
  • Jindal strips budget language aimed at his campaign travel

    June 19, 2015 3:50 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Gov. Bobby Jindal has vetoed state lawmakers' attempt to curb taxpayer spending on the Republican governor's campaign travel as he readies a 2016 presidential bid. Jindal stripped language from next year's budget that would have prohibited the Louisiana State Police from paying for the governor's security detail... more »
  • Walker may shut down railroad crossings 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 »
  • Pair of EBR bridges shut down Play Video

    June 1, 2015 5:54 PM

    ZACHARY - A pair of bridges in East Baton Rouge Parish are shut down, because they're not safe for travel. Just outside of Zachary, the bridge on Jackson Road near Tucker Road was closed May 27. The Department of Public Works says the 44-year-old bridge is in good shape... more »
  • Lawmakers in Louisiana House take aim at Jindal travel costs

    May 21, 2015 3:25 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Tired of Gov. Bobby Jindal's extensive out-of-state travel, lawmakers in the Louisiana House want Jindal's office to carry the burden of those security detail costs. The House voted 55-35 Thursday for a change to next year's budget that would transfer $2.5 million from Jindal's office to the... more »
  • Memorial Day weekend travel Play Video

    May 21, 2015 8:40 AM

    BATON ROUGE- Memorial Day is right around the corner and law enforcement officials are putting extra patrolmen on the roads and highways to deal with the holiday traffic. Memorial Day weekend always puts an excess of cars on the road. This year it comes at the same time as... more »
  • Local deputy pays respect to fallen NYC officers

    May 10, 2015 9:26 PM

    BATON ROUGE - A local deputy for the East Baton Rouge Sheriff's office has traveled back and forth to New York to show his respect to those killed in the line of duty. Cpl. Benjamin Teekell went to New York twice in the last five months to pay his... more »
  • Feds looking into Siegen Lane pedestrian safety Play Video

    April 17, 2015 4:11 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Siegen Lane in Baton Rouge could be a lot safer for bicycle riders and pedestrians, and there's a group trying to make that a reality. It's part of a federal assessment through the U.S. Department of Transportation. Between 2011 and 2013, two pedestrians died along Siegen... more »
  • State police travel expenses rise under Gov. Bobby Jindal

    March 31, 2015 2:29 PM

    BATON ROUGE- Expenses for the governor's state police security detail have gone up under Gov. Bobby Jindal, as he travels across the country raising his profile for a possible presidential campaign. Col. Mike Edmonson, the head of the Louisiana State Police, says his agency spent $2.2 million on travel expenses... more »
  • Normal travel continues at New Orleans airport

    March 21, 2015 11:32 AM

    NEW ORLEANS - Normal travel procedures continue at Louis Armstrong International in New Orleans according to airport officials. It comes after a city cab driver armed with a machete and a can of wasp spray attacked TSA agents around 8p.m. Friday night. He was shot by a Jefferson Parish... more »
  • Plane essentially stuck in mud shuts down air traffic at airport

    March 3, 2015 8:45 PM

    BATON ROUGE - The only runway used for passenger airliners at Baton Rouge Metro Airport closed Tuesday evening. An airport spokesman said a small, corporate jet had hydraulic failure that resulted in it losing its brakes and it rolled into wet grass as it was taxiing. Because the plane... more »
  • U.S. loosens embargo on Cuba, making trade and travel easier

    January 15, 2015 8:20 AM

    WASHINGTON, D.C. - The Obama administration says new rules to significantly loosen the U.S. trade embargo against Cuba and open up the communist island to greater American travel will go into effect Friday. They are the next step in President Barack Obama's plan to re-establish diplomatic relations with Cuba. They... more »
  • Christmas Eve travelers deal with flight delays, cancellations

    December 24, 2014 3:28 PM

    NEW YORK - American Airlines says it's trying to adapt its schedule to the windy and wet weather plaguing parts of the country today -- and trying to get passengers to their destinations for Christmas. By mid-morning today, more than 260 flights had been canceled in the United States, according... more »
  • Travel headaches for some into Christmas Day

    December 24, 2014 2:31 AM

    CHICAGO, IL - Travelers setting out for the holidays could face trouble, with snow anticipated in the Great Lakes region and rain expected along the country's East Coast. The National Weather Service predicts Christmas Eve precipitation from Missouri to Michigan, with rain turning into snow in some areas. Several inches... more »
  • Holiday travel highest in five years

    November 26, 2014 6:07 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Highways and streets are clogged on the busiest travel day of the year and much of that traffic is caused by the drop in price at the pump. AAA predicts more than 40 million people will get behind the wheel this holiday season, the highest number... more »
  • Sloppy weather slows Thanksgiving travelers

    November 26, 2014 1:43 PM

    MINEOLA, N.Y. - More than 550 flights have been canceled nationwide so far today -- the bulk of them in the Northeast, where rain and snow is hampering pre-Thanksgiving travel. Highways have been sloppy along the Washington to Boston corridor. Forecasters are expecting major Northeastern cities to see mostly rain,... more »
  • Thanksgiving travelers contend with rain, snow

    November 26, 2014 1:49 AM

    MINEOLA, N.Y. - A nor'easter packing rain and snow is posing special challenges along the crowded Washington-to-Boston corridor for travelers headed to their Thanksgiving celebrations. The National Weather Service says major Northeast cities are likely to see moderate to heavy rain most of the day. New York and other places... more »
  • BTR airport says no local delays for holiday travel Play Video

    November 25, 2014 5:19 PM

    BATON ROUGE - With an estimated four million Americans taking to the skies to get to their destinations this holiday weekend, Baton Rouge travelers may be joining those who could be in for some travel turbulence along the way. Thankfully for Thanksgiving, Baton Rouge Metropolitan Airport spokesperson Jim Caldwell... more »
  • Federal officials cast doubt on Ebola travel ban

    October 5, 2014 5:18 PM

    Top government health officials say they are opposed to placing a ban on travelers from Ebola-infected countries, warning that shutting down borders could impede efforts to stop the deadly virus. The idea of a ban gained currency last week after the first U.S. case was diagnosed in Dallas. Proponents have... more »
  • LSU to monitor flight spending Play Video

    September 22, 2014 5:35 PM

    BATON ROUGE - LSU is promising to monitor the purchase of plane tickets more carefully after an Inspector General's report showed the flagship university wasted $123,000 on unused airfare over the period of two-and-half years. The school wasn't the only state agency that was targeted in the report. The... more »
  • US terrorism database doubles in recent years

    August 5, 2014 2:54 PM

    WASHINGTON - The Associated Press has learned that a U.S. government database of known or suspected terrorists doubled in size in recent years. The National Counterterrorism Center says there were 1.1 million people in the database at the end of 2013. Of those, 25,000 are U.S. citizens or legal permanent... more »
  • Busy weekend of holiday travel begins Play Video

    July 3, 2014 9:20 AM

    BATON ROUGE - A busy weekend of holiday travel is now underway. An estimated 41 million Americans will getaway for the Independence Day weekend, but many people won't be satisfied with a three day weekend. A lot of families are stretching out the holiday and hitting the road today.... more »
  • Long weekend will kick-start July 4 travel

    June 26, 2014 6:12 AM

    NEW YORK - Highways will be packed once again this July Fourth weekend, with 41 million Americans expected to travel at least 50 miles or more. That's up about 2 percent from the 40.3 million who traveled during last year's Independence Day weekend, according to auto club AAA. The calendar... more »
  • Gasoline prices have familiar look as summer nears

    May 22, 2014 11:09 AM

    NEW YORK - The price of gasoline should look familiar to many drivers this Memorial Day. For the third year in a row, the national average will be within a penny or two of $3.64 per gallon. Steady gasoline prices are largely the result of crude oil prices that have... more »
  • CDC confirms two cases of MERS Virus in U.S.

    May 14, 2014 10:36 AM

    NEWARK, N.J. - The Center for Disease Control is warning people traveling outside of the United States to be careful after two reported cases of the MERS Virus. A pair of doctors who have recently treated patients abroad tested positive for the virus in Indiana and Florida. As a... more »

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