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  • LSU: 'Noose' on social media not what it looks like Play Video

    November 12, 2015 12:34 PM

    BATON ROUGE - LSU said a picture of what appeared to be a noose hanging from a campus tree Thursday was not what it appeared to be. The picture was posted on social media and quickly spread through the LSU community. It showed what looked like a loop at... more »
  • Truck in trees slows I-10 traffic

    September 25, 2015 6:23 PM

    BATON ROUGE - A truck that went off the interstate and into the treeline caused congestion during the evening rush in East Baton Rouge Parish Friday. The wreck happened on I-10 West before Siegen Lane according to the Department of Transportation and Development. DOTD said the one lane... more »
  • Zap, crack, boom

    July 31, 2015 11:49 AM

    It was an explosion of wood and bark outside when lightning struck a tree during Thursday Afternoon's storms. From their Shenandoah area Baton Rouge home, George and Stacey Tull said, “the power surged, house shook and we heard the loudest explosion.” // ... more »
  • EBR schools to receive fruit tree donation Play Video

    July 30, 2015 9:56 AM

    BATON ROUGE- Schools in East Baton Rouge are getting a healthy bonus. Every school in the district is set to receive a donation of fruit trees. The trees are being donated by a Dr. Thom Dihn, who hopes the trees will influence students to make healthy eating choices. ... more »
  • 8 children hurt, 2 critically, by falling tree in Pasadena

    July 28, 2015 10:20 PM

    PASADENA, CA - Fire officials in Southern California say a 75-foot-tall tree that fell near a children's museum has injured eight kids, two of them critically. There's no word on what caused the pine to uproot around 5 p.m. Tuesday in Pasadena. City fire spokeswoman Lisa Derderian says the kids... more »
  • Branch kills boy as storm forces baseball teams from field

    June 15, 2015 11:47 AM

    TUPELO, MS - Authorities say a falling tree branch killed a 10-year-old boy as baseball teams were leaving the field because of a storm. Multiple media outlets report the accident happened Saturday evening during a baseball tournament in Tupelo. Tupelo Parks and Recreation Director Alex Farned says players were being... more »
  • Trees, power lines taken out by lightning

    May 29, 2015 5:56 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Sheriff's deputies reported a fast-moving shower which hit East Baton Rouge Parish Friday afternoon took out a pair of trees in apparent lightning strikes. EBRSO said the trees in the 6700 block of Vineyard and the 5800 block of Satinwood were damaged, splitting limbs and spreading... more »
  • Lockport motorcyclist killed in crash

    April 5, 2015 6:59 PM

    LOCKPORT, La. - State police say a motorcyclist from Lockport died Sunday afternoon. Troopers say Troy Billiot, 48, was travelling north on LA 1, just south of the Valentine Bridge in Lafourche Parish around 3 p.m. when he failed to make a left-hand curve. Billiot and his passenger, Melissa... more »
  • Tree sitter protesting new golf course falls out of tree

    March 24, 2015 4:39 PM

    NEW ORLEANS - A man who'd occupied a cypress tree for 11 days to block construction of a premier golf course in New Orleans' large public park has fallen and injured himself. The man, identified as Lloyd Boover, fell out of the tree in City Park Tuesday morning. Christopher Lane... more »
  • In case of irony, truck hauling weed killer falls apart under oak tree

    March 4, 2015 2:53 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Firefighters spent Wednesday afternoon removing bags of herbicide from the trailer of an 18-wheeler after it split in half making a turn in downtown. The truck broke as it was turning right onto North Boulevard from 6th Street near the Old Governor's Mansion. Ironically, it fell... more »
  • Unrestrained driver dies in early morning crash

    February 22, 2015 2:10 PM

    BATON ROUGE - State police say a man died in a single vehicle crash early Sunday morning. It happened on LA HWY 37 on Greenwell Springs Rd. at Pride-Baywood Rd. at 7:45 p.m. Troopers say 40-year-old Lawrence E. Clay, Jr. of Baton Rouge was travelling northbound and approaching... more »
  • Dangerous beetle arrives in Louisiana

    February 19, 2015 3:15 AM

    BATON ROUGE - The emerald ash borer, a severe insect pest of ash trees, has been detected in Webster Parish, making Louisiana the 25th state to confirm the beetle's presence. Emerald ash borer was first reported in the U.S. in Michigan in 2002. Since then, it has spread down the... more »
  • LSP: Woman killed in wreck wasn't wearing seat belt

    January 12, 2015 10:30 AM

    ROBERT - State Police said a Mandeville woman wasn't wearing her seat belt when her vehicle ran into a tree and killed her Sunday night in Tangipahoa Parish. Troopers said 40-year-old Bridget Rodriguez lost control of her vehicle and crashed while traveling on LA 445 near Robert, La. ... more »
  • DC's panda cub Bao Bao spends night in tree

    December 24, 2014 12:18 PM

    WASHINGTON - The National Zoo in Washington is reassuring fans of the panda cub Bao Bao that she's doing fine after spending the night in a tree. Members of the public can watch a live feed online of the zoo's pandas. When they saw that Bao Bao was in a... more »
  • Christmas Tree mishap burns Baton Rouge home

    December 22, 2014 8:41 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Firefighters believe an electrical malfunction between some Christmas lights and the electrical socket at a home in the Broadmoor area sparked a fire Monday evening. Emergency crews were dispatched to a house on Carolyn Sue about 5 p.m. They found the family's Christmas Tree in the... more »
  • Exploding firewood

    December 1, 2014 7:43 PM

    VIENNA, AUSTRIA- Police are puzzled by an exploding hand grenade inside a wood stove since the woman who owns it says she only put wood inside. Police say the World War II grenade apparently landed on a tree during fighting but did not go off. It was then enveloped by... more »
  • Capitol Hill Christmas tree chosen, chopped down Play Video

    October 30, 2014 8:47 AM

    CASS LAKE, MN - Christmas is still nearly two months away, but the tree that will be on display in Washington, D.C. has already been chosen and chopped down. The winner this year- an 88 ft. tall white spruce from Minnesota. This is the first time in more than... more »
  • Tree trimmer dies in freak accident

    September 24, 2014 8:51 PM

    ST FRANCISVILLE - A tree trimmer died Wednesday after his rig collapsed while he was pruning trees. The West Feliciana Parish Sheriff's Office said Calvin Lofton, 44, was killed in the accident on Joe Daniel Road near Highway 10 around 3 p.m. Lofton was in the bucket of... more »
  • Sheriff: Angola officer accused of inappropriate behavior with an inmate killed in freak accident

    August 30, 2014 4:12 PM

    ST. FRANCISVILLE - A West Feliciana man was killed when a tree fell on his truck Saturday just before noon. Deputies say a pecan tree fell onto the vehicle of Danny Daniel, 64, in St. Francisville. Daniel and another man were driving away in the truck when the tree... more »
  • Fallen tree causes Greenwell St. house fire

    July 2, 2014 3:15 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Firefighters said they traced the origins of a Tuesday morning house fire on Greenwell St. back to a tree that fell on the house this past Sunday. BRFD said they responded to reports of fire coming from the front bedroom window of a residence at 4068... more »
  • Curbside Christmas tree collection starts Monday

    January 3, 2014 11:40 AM

    BATON ROUGE - Curbside Christmas tree collection starts Monday in East Baton Rouge Parish, except in Baker and Zachary. Trees placed on the curb will be picked up through January 18. They will be collected on normal trash pick up days by separate rear loaders or brush trucks. ... more »
  • Zachary tree of life, dead Play Video

    October 16, 2013 9:23 PM

    ZACHARY - A live oak tree in the middle of Zachary is set to be cut down after arborists say it's exceeded its life and has become a safety hazard to the city. Mayor David Amrhein is seeking a fourth opinion on the fate of the 100-year-old live oak... more »
  • Toppled tree cleared, lanes open on I-10

    July 3, 2013 5:47 PM

    BATON ROUGE- All lanes were cleared of debris and opened to traffic on I-10 East between Dalrymple and Perkins about two hours after a tree toppled onto the interstate. At one point, only one lane in the eastbound direction was open as crews worked to get the car from... more »
  • Tree service not hauling debris Play Video

    May 29, 2013 5:35 PM

    BATON ROUGE - People are hiring tree services to protect their homes before hurricane season arrives. However, it's creating a new problem across East Baton Rouge Parish which has flooded the Department of Public Works with phone calls. DPW calls it "illegal tree dumping." It's when tree services cut... more »
  • Arborists try to save live oak tree after roots cut Play Video

    April 9, 2013 6:18 PM

    PRAIRIEVILLE - Arborists are hard at work in an Ascension Parish neighborhood, trying to save a troubled live oak tree that's estimated to be more than 300 years old. Larry Guy said he moved to the 12 Oaks neighborhood partly because of the massive tree, which provides shade for... more »
  • Houma man killed when pickup strikes tree, flips

    March 29, 2013 10:30 AM

    SCHRIEVER - State police say a 38-year-old Houma man died when the pickup he was driving struck a tree and flipped off La. Highway 24 in Schriever. Trooper Evan Harrell says Diron Williams was pronounced dead at the scene late Thursday night. Harrell says a passenger in the truck received... more »
  • Saplings from Anne Frank's tree take root in US

    March 23, 2013 12:50 PM

    INDIANAPOLIS - A tree that gave Anne Frank hope as the Jewish teenager hid from Nazis for more than two years is taking root at nearly a dozen sites across the United States in hopes of promoting tolerance. Eleven saplings grown from seeds taken from the chestnut tree that stood... more »

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