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  • Bicyclist in critical condition after being struck by vehicle

    March 14, 2017 9:15 PM

    BATON ROUGE - A man has been taken to the hospital after a crash involving a bicycle and a car on Florida Boulevard. Crews responded to the incident in the 12000 block of Florida Blvd. around 8 p.m. Tuesday night. The incident occurred when a man attempted to... more »
  • Five children, three adults injured in 18-wheeler crash on I-110

    March 7, 2017 9:47 PM

    GONZALES - Eight people were hurt in a crash involving an 18-wheeler on I-110 North at Airline. Sources say all eight were taken to a hospital with non life-threatening injuries. Traffic still appears to be passing at the Airline exit. This story will be updated with more information... more »
  • VIDEO: truck flies through the air, crashes after high speed chase Play Video

    March 1, 2017 12:31 PM

    SHREVEPORT – Cameras captured a dramatic moment near Shreveport Tuesday when a pickup truck ran off the road and was launched into the air. Authorities in Webster Parish say the incident happened after police stopped the driver for speeding. While police were speaking with the driver, the passenger jumped... more »
  • Vehicle crashes into Donaldsonville home, starts house fire

    February 26, 2017 11:15 PM

    DONALDSONVILLE- A home is reportedly on fire after a vehicle crashed into it Sunday night. According to the Ascesnion Parish Sheriff's Office, firefighters are responding to the scene of the fire on Christy Drive. It is not yet known if anyone has been injured as a result of... more »
  • Three arrested in theft of truckload of diapers

    February 21, 2017 9:58 PM

    PROVIDENCE, R.I. - Rhode Island police have arrested a third person in the theft of a truckload of diapers worth about $90,000. Rodney Dalzon was ordered held without bail after an arraignment on larceny, theft and conspiracy charges Tuesday. He surrendered to police earlier Tuesday. It's unclear if he has... more »
  • Man leaves mispelled apology note after attacking truck with baseball bat

    February 19, 2017 5:33 PM

    CARBONDALE, Colo. - Police in western Colorado say a man battered somebody else's pickup with a baseball bat and then left a note acknowledging he had anger issues. Police say the note read, "Sorryy anger isusesh." The Glenwood Springs Post Independent reports the attack occurred in January near Carbondale. The... more »
  • Train cuts FedEx truck in half, transit authority releases findings

    January 24, 2017 5:05 PM

    UTAH - No one was seriously injured Friday morning after a train struck a FedEx truck as it passed through a railroad crossing. On Tuesday, state transportation leaders released investigation results. Around 9:45 a.m., North Salt Lake City Police dash cam video shows, as the cargo truck crept through... more »
  • NOLA bakery recovers stolen freight truck

    January 20, 2017 2:24 PM

    NEW ORLEANS – Haydel's Bakery in New Orleans has found one of its freight trucks that was reported stolen on Thursday. The bakery initially posted on Facebook about the truck on Thursday and offered a free King Cake per week for a year to anyone who had information that... more »
  • Garbage truck strikes power line, causes outages in Denham Springs

    January 16, 2017 5:12 PM

    DENHAM SPRINGS – First responders assisted a garbage truck driver who struck a power line on Monday afternoon. The truck hit a power line in the 24000 block of Homestead Drive in Denham Springs and caused some downed lines. The District 5 fire chief confirmed to WBRZ that units... more »
  • 2 semis crash on icy interstate in Nebraska

    January 15, 2017 2:05 PM

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. - Officials believe icy conditions contributed to a fiery crash involving two semitrailer trucks on Interstate 80 in central Nebraska. The accident happened as the latest wave of sleet and drizzle was glazing parts of the central U.S. on Sunday. The Nebraska Roads Department closed 15 miles... more »
  • Germany mulls parliamentary inquiry over Berlin truck attack

    January 14, 2017 11:50 AM

    BERLIN - A senior ally of German Chancellor Angela Merkel says he's open to launching a parliamentary inquiry into whether authorities made mistakes in handling the Tunisian man who drove a truck into a Christmas market in Berlin. Attacker Anis Amri had been rejected for asylum in Germany but authorities... more »
  • Truck flips, crashes into power line near Southern University

    January 12, 2017 11:35 AM

    BATON ROUGE - A semi-truck has overturned and crashed into a power line near Southern University on Thursday morning. The accident occurred on B.A. Little street, near Southern University's Ag Center. It is unclear if anyone was injured at this time. Truck wreck on B.A. Little... more »
  • Israel police: Palestinian truck attack kills 4 in Jerusalem

    January 8, 2017 12:51 PM

    JERUSALEM - A Palestinian rammed his truck into a group of Israeli soldiers in Jerusalem on Sunday, killing four people and wounding 15 others, Israeli police and rescue services said, in one of the deadliest attacks of a more than yearlong campaign of violence. Security camera footage shown on Israeli... more »
  • Good Samaritan killed in Friday I-110 NB crash

    January 6, 2017 7:23 AM

    BATON ROUGE - A Good Samaritan was killed after trying to assist during a multi-car wreck Friday morning. Baton Rouge Police traffic homicide detectives say two separate accidents occurred around 3:30 a.m. near the Convention Street exit of North I-110. Detectives say a 2008 Mitsubishi Lancer was traveling... more »
  • Deputies searching for suspect who stole truck on Highway 73

    January 5, 2017 1:16 PM

    ASCENSION – The Ascension Parish Sheriff's Office is looking for a man who stole a 2004 Ford F-450 truck on Highway 73. The truck was stolen from Waste Pro, located on Highway 73 in Geismar, on Dec. 11 around 1 a.m. The truck was found later on Camp Drive... more »
  • Man wanted for stealing power tools from bed of truck parked at restaurant

    December 28, 2016 10:43 AM

    ASCENSION – The Ascension Parish Sheriff's Office is seeking the public's help in identifying a man who stole several tools from the bed of a truck parked at a restaurant. The incident occurred on Nov. 12 around 7:40 a.m. when a man was seen rummaging through tool boxes in... more »
  • Bourbon Street to be pedestrian mall for New Year's weekend

    December 27, 2016 5:54 PM

    NEW ORLEANS - New Orleans Mayor Mitch Landrieu says that to ensure that truck-driving terrorists cannot get to the city's biggest New Year's crowds, much of Bourbon Street will be pedestrian-only. He says trucks will block intersections from New Year's Eve through the Sugar Bowl on Jan. 2. Landrieu says... more »
  • Germans search sites tied to truck suspect

    December 22, 2016 2:37 PM

    BERLIN - German federal prosecutors say they have searched properties in western Germany and in Berlin where truck attack suspect Anis Amri is believed to have spent time. Prosecutors' spokeswoman Frauke Koehler told reporters there were searches at "various locations" in North Rhine-Westphalia state and in the capital on Thursday.... more »
  • Islamic State extremists claim Berlin attack

    December 20, 2016 1:22 PM

    BERLIN - The Islamic State extremist group is claiming responsibility for the truck attack on a Berlin Christmas market that killed 12 people and left nearly 50 injured. The Islamic State group's Amaq news agency said in a statement Tuesday that "the person who carried out the truck run over... more »
  • 9 killed, many injured after truck rams into market; suspect arrested

    December 19, 2016 3:48 PM

    BERLIN - German police say they've arrested a suspect believed to be the driver of a truck that rammed into a crowded Christmas market in the center of Berlin, killing at least nine and causing multiple injuries. Police spokesman Winfried Wenzel told ZDF public television that the man was arrested... more »
  • Semi-truck crashes while towing another on I-12

    December 13, 2016 5:03 PM

    DENHAM SPRINGS – The driver of a semi-truck towing another truck lost control and ran off the road on I-12 east bound. The incident happened near the Juban exit and caused the interstate to close a lane while crews worked to removed the crashed trucks. Following the crash,... more »
  • Second suspect arrested following shooting at Port Allen truck stop

    November 29, 2016 12:28 PM

    PORT ALLEN – A second suspect has been arrested following a shooting at a West Baton Rouge truck/stop casino on Friday that left one man wounded. Samuel Tullos was arrested in Tangipahoa Parish, the West Baton Rouge Sheriff's Office confirmed on Tuesday. The shooting happened on Friday around... more »
  • WATCH: Trucker snags tree, nearly crashes passing car Play Video

    November 3, 2016 3:53 PM

    BATON ROUGE - A winding street around City-Brooks Park and the nearby dog park was closed for a part of Thursday afternoon after an 18-wheeler drove off with a large limb from one of the oak trees in the area. Video recorded by a WBRZ Twitter follower, @msvirdure, showed... more »
  • Man arrested after chase with East Feliciana police, deputy shoots at truck

    October 31, 2016 1:57 PM

    EAST FELICIANA – A man has been arrested after a high-speed chase with East Feliciana police that led to a deputy shooting at the car while two children were inside. On Sunday, Oct. 30 around 7 p.m. an East Feliciana deputy saw a truck, driven by 28-year-old Lenon Sanders,... more »
  • Driver wanted for fatal hit and run on Florida Blvd.

    October 27, 2016 11:27 AM

    BATON ROUGE – Baton Rouge Police Traffic Homicide detectives are investigating a fatal hit and run crash that occurred on Florida Boulevard on Wednesday afternoon. The crash occurred on Oct. 26 around 4 p.m. in the 10000 block of Florida Boulevard near Sharp Road. 31-year-old Sam Edward Williams was... more »
  • Juveniles believed to be suspects in stolen truck that crashed into post office

    October 4, 2016 8:24 PM

    BATON ROUGE- Authorities are investigating after a Turner Industries truck was stolen and crashed into the Post Office Tuesday evening. It happened at the Post Office on Longfellow Street near Plank Road. Police say the suspects, believed to be juveniles, crashed into the building and then fled the... more »
  • US probes complaints of more F-150 brake failures

    October 4, 2016 10:10 AM

    DETROIT - U.S. safety regulators are investigating whether a recall of Ford F-150 pickup trucks for brake failures should be expanded to more model years. The probe covers about 282,000 pickups with 3.5-liter six-cylinder engines from 2015 and 2016. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration says it has received 25... more »
  • What to look for when buying a used car Play Video

    September 22, 2016 7:12 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Thousands of cars flooded last month, including cars on lots. Flood damaged cars can find their way back onto the sales market in lots or for sale by owner and it might be difficult to tell from the outside, whether that car has water damage. Frank... more »
  • Driving instructor and students donate truck load of supplies to EBRSO deputies Play Video

    August 30, 2016 7:30 PM

    BATON ROUGE – The East Baton Rouge Sheriff's Office got a special delivery on Tuesday from New Jersey. Joe Autera and his team of good Samaritans drove a truck load of supplies from New Jersey all the way to Baton Rouge to help out deputies who were impacted by the... more »
  • Thieves stealing laptop possibly saved dog's life

    July 28, 2016 1:42 PM

    CHICAGO – It may have been in the midst of a crime, but four thieves may have saved a dog's life in Chicago. Four men smashed a window and stole a laptop from a truck parked outside of a neighborhood pub. However, it turns that a German Shepard was baking... more »
  • All lanes now open on Greenwell Springs Road

    July 25, 2016 7:13 AM

    CENTRAL - All lanes are open on Greenwell Springs Road. Greenwell Springs Road was closed on Monday morning in both directions between Denham Road and Liberty Road due to an accident. A concrete mixer truck hit a curb and flipped over while traveling on Greenwell Springs Road. Louisiana... more »
  • 5 cyclists dead after being hit by a pickup truck

    June 7, 2016 11:52 PM

    COOPER TOWNSHIP MI - Authorities were searching for the driver of a blue pickup truck in the minutes before he plowed into a group of adults bicycling near a western Michigan Park. Kalamazoo Prosecutor Jeffrey Getting said at a news conference Tuesday night that five of the nine bicyclists struck... more »
  • Police: Suspect stole hundreds of dollars worth of tools

    March 21, 2016 11:59 PM

    HAMMOND - The Hammond Police Department is asking for help identifying a thief caught on camera stealing several hundred dollars worth of tools from a truck parked at a business. This happened at Honey Do Services on South Morrison Boulevard. The suspect is identified as a white male driving a... more »
  • Train, truck towing car collide in Port Allen, 1 injured

    March 3, 2016 8:51 PM

    PORT ALLEN - First responders are on the scene of a crash involving a train and a truck towing a car in Port Allen. The accident happened Thursday afternoon on Hwy. 190 near the Cajun Circus Casino. Sources confirm a patient was transported to the hospital with non-life threatening... more »
  • Tricky fix after truck crashes on bridge with rickety history Play Video

    March 1, 2016 10:50 PM

    ST. FRANCISVILLE - A tricky situation for crews to deal with Tuesday after a truck damaged a bridge then flipped over in a rural part of St. Francisville. The bridge has a rickety history and has been the focus of past WBRZ reports. The accident happened on the Island Road... more »
  • Bluebonnet back open after crews successfully remove FedEx truck from sinkhole Play Video

    February 9, 2016 11:41 AM

    BATON ROUGE - EBRSO deputies and a pair of tow trucks were on the scene as part of Bluebonnet Boulevard was closed Tuesday morning as crews worked to extract a FedEx truck from a sinkhole. The sinkhole was estimated to be around 10 feet deep, and had formed over... more »
  • Overturned tractor-trailer causes lane closures on I-10 East at LA-30 Play Video

    February 5, 2016 7:03 AM

    GONZALES - I-10 East was closed near LA-30 as crews worked to clear an overturned tractor-trailer from the road. Just minutes after noon, traffic officials announced all lanes were back open after lanes had remained closed Friday morning. Traffic congestion remained backed up around five miles at the time... more »
  • I-10W reopened after truck loses load on bridge

    January 29, 2016 11:15 AM

    BATON ROUGE - Traffic officials shut down the westbound side of I-10 over the Mississippi River bridge after a truck loaded with steel construction materials lost its load. DOTD shut the interstate down at the I-10 / I-110 split in order to divert traffic to US-190. The ramp from... more »
  • Big rig stuck in French Quarter

    January 27, 2016 5:06 PM

    NEW ORLEANS - Authorities were stuck dealing with an 18-wheeler which wedged itself into a tight corner in the French Quarter Wednesday afternoon. The truck's trailer was pinned against a balcony while the cab tried to turn from Barracks Street onto Burgundy Street, according to WWL-TV. 18-wheelers are... more »
  • 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 »
  • Trucker on longshot quest to unseat Mississippi GOP governor

    November 1, 2015 2:24 PM

    JACKSON - A trucker with a CB handle "Silent Knight" is trying to drive Mississippi's Republican governor out of office. The election is Tuesday. Even though Democrat Robert Gray is being outspent exponentially by an experienced politician, the first-time candidate has parked his rig to focus on the campaign. Republican... 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 »
  • Local police chief prepares to testify against federal truck legislation Play Video

    September 9, 2015 7:28 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Proposed federal legislation would allow 18 wheelers to be even bigger. Average trucks are about 70 to 80 feet long. If the legislation were to be approved, the trucks could be as long as 90 feet, equivalent to two school buses. Chief Scott Jones of... more »
  • Police officer and 1 other injured in crash

    August 21, 2015 11:55 AM

    BATON ROUGE - A police officer and another unidentified person were taken to the hospital this morning after a crash on Perkins Road near Quail Run. Authorities say a truck pulled out in front of the police officer causing him to quickly swerve out of the way and collide... more »
  • DEQ says 175 barrels of oil spilled in Denham Springs, cleanup underway

    July 24, 2015 3:15 PM

    DENHAM SPRINGS – The Department of Environmental Quality said they believe 175 barrels of crude oil spilled into ditches on Linder Road in Denham Springs after a tanker truck overturned Monday. Emergency officials in Livingston parish said the truck rolled into the ditch Monday morning and spilled more than... more »
  • Bridge traffic backed up for miles as rain comes down

    June 30, 2015 3:37 PM

    BATON ROUGE - A disabled truck at the I-10 and I-110 split backed up traffic for miles across the new Mississippi River Bridge in Baton Rouge as more afternoon showers moved through the city-parish. The Department of Transportation and Development said the flatbed truck was stalled and disabled before... more »
  • Driver killed when pickup falls from parking garage

    June 10, 2015 12:06 PM

    NEW ORLEANS - New Orleans police are investigating a fatal crash involving a pickup that fell from a downtown parking garage. The accident happened about 7:30 a.m. Wednesday at a parking garage at Camp and Poydras streets. Officer Gary Flot says the pickup crashed through a steel cable barrier and... more »
  • Toasted truck had proper license before fire Play Video

    June 5, 2015 6:47 PM

    BATON ROUGE - A bar-b-que pit is the reason one food truck in Baton Rouge is toast. Earl's Express caught fire Thursday on Plank Road and burned to a crisp. Firefighters said the converted bus had a charcoal grill inside, which is against the law. According to the... more »
  • Large truck collides with car

    June 2, 2015 11:25 AM

    BATON ROUGE - Authorities closed an East Baton Rouge road after a large truck collided with a car Tuesday morning. The wreck happened at the intersection of Hooper and Lovett roads before 10 a.m., according to authorities. EMS took one person from the scene to the hospital with... more »
  • Man dies when his truck leaves road in Livingston Parish

    May 28, 2015 7:37 AM

    LIVINGSTON- State police say a 29-year-old Holden man died in a single-vehicle crash in Livingston Parish. Troopers were called to Louisiana Highway 42 about 3:30 a.m. Wednesday, where they discovered the body of Mark Lineske. Authorities believe he was driving a pickup eastbound when he ran off the road entering... more »
  • Elected official violates bid law purchasing ritzy rides Play Video

    May 18, 2015 6:08 PM

    PLAQUEMINE - If you drive a vehicle less than $60,000, does it anger you that an elected official used your tax money to purchase two luxury vehicles totaling nearly $110,000? Iberville Parish Assessor Randy Sexton is under fire tonight after the WBRZ Investigative Unit uncovered he violated the public... more »
  • Alligator causes fatal crash on I-10

    May 8, 2015 9:52 AM

    NEW ORLEANS- New Orleans police say an alligator crossing Interstate 10 caused a fatal two-vehicle crash. Police say a van was eastbound near an exit early Friday when the driver tried to avoid the alligator. Investigators say a car rear-ended the van. Police say the driver of the car was... more »
  • 18-wheeler plunges of Louisiana bridge, bursts into flames

    May 1, 2015 5:11 AM

    LAKE CHARLES- An 18-wheeler fell off a Louisiana river bridge and burst into flames. KPLC-TV reports the truck fell off the eastbound side of the Calcasieu River Bridge on Interstate 10 in Lake Charles Thursday night around 10:45 p.m. The 18-wheeler then caught fire. The condition of the driver is... more »
  • Car stolen while waiting to be serviced

    April 4, 2015 3:06 PM

    IBERIA - Deputies in Iberia Parish are looking for a suspect involved with a vehicle theft Saturday morning. The Iberia Parish Sheriff's Office say the suspect drove off with a truck waiting to be serviced at a business. The owner of the truck says he left his keys inside... more »
  • Pair of elephants keep big rig from turning over Play Video

    March 24, 2015 3:52 PM

    NATCHITOCHES - Sheriff's deputies got a helping hand Tuesday morning to keep a stranded 18-wheeler from flipping over in north Louisiana. Correction: they got a helping trunk. Two, to be exact. The Natchitoches Parish Sheriff's Office said when deputies arrived on scene on I-49 near Powhatan they were... more »
  • Man saved in Assumption Parish bayou rescue Play Video

    March 13, 2015 6:13 PM

    PIERRE PART - A man is alive today due to the heroic efforts of a pair of sheriff's deputies in Assumption Parish. Deputy Kelli Matherne was doing a routine patrol check on Lee Drive when she noticed a light shining in the bayou. The deputy said she first thought... more »
  • Gonzales crash with empty 18-wheeler

    March 8, 2015 1:24 PM

    GONZALES - Police say two vehicles including an 18-wheeler collided Saturday night. The crash happened around 7:40 p.m. at the I-10 Westbound on-ramp at Hwy. 44. Gonzales police say the truck that delivers for OxyChem in Geismar was not carrying any materials in the wreck with a sedan.... more »
  • I-110 traffic backed up after fertilizer spill

    March 6, 2015 1:45 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Traffic officials said a disabled fertilizer truck spilled its load on I-110 and blocked traffic around noon Friday. DOTD said the center and right lanes of I-110 South were blocked past Airline Highway because of the spill. A dump truck's trailer split open and spilled... 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 »
  • 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 »

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