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  • 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 »
  • Deputies bust pair for loot of drugs in bed of truck

    January 31, 2015 12:51 PM

    BERTRANDVILLE -The Assumption Parish sheriff's department arrested two men after the found drugs in the bed of a pickup truck Friday. Deputies arrested 30-year-old Brandon Harris and 26-year-old Wilbert Caldwell for having over six pounds of weed and multiple bags of other drugs including crack cocaine, ecstasy pills and... 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 »
  • I-10 through New Orleans opens after truck fire Play Video

    August 27, 2014 5:59 AM

    NEW ORLEANS - New Orleans police have reopened eastbound Interstate 10 in eastern New Orleans after a tank truck hauling 8,600 gallons of fuel overturned, exploded and burned in the median. The accident closed the highway late Tuesday afternoon. The wreckage was removed overnight and the eastbound lanes reopened early... more »
  • I-110 South open again after 18-wheeler crash

    July 30, 2014 10:55 AM

    BATON ROUGE - A major accident involving two 18-wheelers and one passenger vehicle closed I-110 South at North 9th Street shortly before 11 a.m. on Wednesday morning, according to LADOTD. LADOTD provided an updated at 1 p.m. that reported the right lane was back open with the left still... more »
  • Freeze-dried shipwreck

    July 17, 2014 7:26 PM

    BRYAN, TEXAS- What's left of a famous French explorer's ship is on the move again from Texas A&M University to a museum in Austin, centuries after it sank off the Texas coast. The ship belonged to Rene-Robert Caveliere Sieur de la Salle. The keel and other large pieces... more »
  • Lawsuit filed against truck stop tiger owner

    June 25, 2014 2:28 PM

    BATON ROUGE- A former state lawmaker and a national animal rights group have filed a lawsuit challenging a newly-passed law that lets a Grosse Tete gas station owner keep a tiger on site. The lawsuit was filed Wednesday in Baton Rouge. It claims lawmakers and the governor violated the... more »
  • Tiger can stay at Grosse Tete truck stop

    June 20, 2014 2:21 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Tony the Tiger can stay in his quarters at a Grosse Tete truck stop. Gov. Bobby Jindal has signed into law Senate Bill 250, granting an exception for the tiger. The bill, which the governor sent to the Secretary of State's Office as part of a huge... more »
  • BRPD: Woman killed after crossing in front of big rig

    May 23, 2014 9:43 AM

    BATON ROUGE - Police identified a woman who died in a wreck with an 18-wheeler in Baton Rouge Friday morning. A BRPD spokesperson said Lahisha Walls, 37, died after her car was hit by the big rig. Police said Walls was driving north in the 9500 block of... more »
  • LA 1 back open after truck flips

    May 12, 2014 11:36 AM

    PORT ALLEN- Two lanes of LA 1 South in Port Allen that were blocked due to an overturned truck, have now been reopened. The right and center lanes were blocked on LA 1 South at Avenue G after the truck's load shifted, causing it to roll over. The... 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 »
  • Troopers: 22-year-old dump truck driver lost control in deadly crash

    April 21, 2014 4:23 PM

    BATON ROUGE- State Police released the name of a dump truck driver who lost control, crashed, and died in a wreck that shutdown Greenwell Springs Road Monday morning. The closure lasted much of the day. It slowed traffic north of Stoney Point Birch Road. Investigators said Will E.... more »
  • I-12 closed, then opened again after chicken truck wreck

    March 19, 2014 7:44 PM

    LIVINGSTON- More than twenty-four hours after a chicken truck wrecked on I-12, the wreckage site was completely cleared. The truck crashed Tuesday, but was not taken away until Wednesday because of new rules about dealing with major accidents on the interstate. The rules are designed to limit the amount... more »
  • I-12 back open after chicken truck wreck Play Video

    March 19, 2014 11:36 AM

    LIVINGSTON - State Police reopened I-12 East in Livingston Parish Wednesday after shutting it down for hours to clear away the wreck of an overturned truck hauling Popeye's chicken. State Police said the tractor-trailer flipped on its side Tuesday evening past the LA 63 / Livingston exit. Troopers said... more »
  • One dead in Assumption Parish crash

    February 26, 2014 12:06 PM

    AMELIA - State Police said a 34-year-old man died when he crashed his vehicle early Wednesday morning in Assumption Parish, but his passenger escaped mostly unharmed. Troopers said the 2005 Nissan Titan being driven by Aurelio Montelongo-Hernandez was traveling east on LA 182 about 5:30 a.m. near Amelia when... more »
  • Truckers hauling hazardous materials ignoring traffic law Play Video

    February 24, 2014 10:39 PM

    BATON ROUGE- Truckers hauling hazardous materials are ignoring a law that is meant to keep people safe in an emergency. Bluebonnet, between Burbank and Nicholson, was designated a route free of hazardous materials fourteen years ago. But, WBRZ News 2 cameras caught truckers, hauling hazardous materials, disobeying the designation.... more »
  • Man shot in bicycle ride-by

    October 24, 2013 11:27 AM

    BATON ROUGE - A 54-year-old man was killed last night in a shooting on the 4300 block of North Foster Drive. Police say the victim was walking outside when a few people rode by on bicycles and shot him multiple times. According to the Baton Rouge Police Department,... more »
  • Body recovered from Lake Pontchartrain

    October 1, 2013 10:05 AM

    NEW ORLEANS- Authorities say a body has been found in Lake Pontchartrain near the site where a pickup plunged into the lake. The accident happened Monday around 4:30 p.m. about 2 miles from the south shore. Causeway officials say the driver, who they have not publicly identified, is... more »
  • Truck hits church in Central, both catch fire

    September 18, 2013 6:53 AM

    Central- A crash at the intersection of Blackwater and Comite Drive late Tuesday night is to blame for a church in Central to catch fire. Central Fire Department officials say a truck went off the road, through a fenced playground and hit the church, causing both the truck and... more »
  • Sheriff releases statement, man dressed as woman still wanted in heist

    August 31, 2013 7:42 PM

    LIVINGSTON- Sheriff Jason Ard released a statement via Facebook Saturday afternoon, after his family's pick-up truck was stolen from a restaurant in Baton Rouge a day earlier. "Criminals don't discriminate. Even though I wear a 'Sheriff's Hat', I'm now a victim," Ard said. The crooks were able to... more »
  • Sheriff's truck stolen, EBRSO searching for person of interest

    August 31, 2013 2:53 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Sheriff Deputies in East Baton Rouge are looking for a man dressed as a woman as a "person of interest" for stealing Livingston Parish Sheriff Jason Ard's personal vehicle Friday evening. It was stolen out of the parking lot of Ruffino's restaurant on Highland in Baton... more »
  • Body removed from missing college student's wrecked truck Play Video

    August 28, 2013 11:08 PM

    ST GABRIEL- A toxicology test will be performed on the body removed from a wrecked pick-up belonging to missing LSU student Chris Broussard. The truck was found on Highway 30 Wednesday night, just inside the Iberville Parish line south of East Baton Rouge. Broussard was reported missing Tuesday... more »
  • BRPD: Truck belonging to missing student located

    August 28, 2013 7:05 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Police confirmed to News 2 a department helicopter spotted the truck belonging to a missing LSU student earlier today. They said the helicopter noticed the truck, which was overturned on LA 30 south of Baton Rouge near the Iberville Parish line, and landed to investigate. ... more »
  • LSP working big rig fire on I-10 near Texas

    August 28, 2013 6:38 PM

    LAKE CHARLES - State Police said a truck carrying drums of oil caught fire this afternoon on I-10 East near the Texas state line. Troopers said no one was hurt in the wreck or fire, which happened around 4 p.m between the exits to LA 108 and LA 1256... more »
  • 3 dead, 2 wounded in Fla. truck company shooting

    August 24, 2013 5:25 PM

    LAKE BUTLER - Authorities say a longtime employee of a Florida trucking company killed himself after fatally shooting his former boss and a coworker and wounding two others. A news release from the Union County Sheriff's Office says gunman Hubert Allen Jr. drove to several locations Saturday morning and shot... more »
  • 2 arrested in Texas slaying, body in burning truck

    August 18, 2013 4:30 PM

    LUFKIN, Texas - Two people have been arrested and authorities are seeking a third suspect after a body was found in a burning truck in East Texas. Lufkin police say Kristine Maldonado Garcia was arrested Saturday by the St. Landry Parish Sheriff's Office about 70 miles west of Baton Rouge,... more »
  • Two kids survive major crash on newly-opened Central Thruway

    July 15, 2013 10:28 PM

    BATON ROUGE- Two kids survived a crash when a mini van collided into an 18-wheeler on the newly opened Central Thruway, the driver is in critical condition at a hospital. Police said the driver, a 28-year-old woman, ran the red light at the beginning of the thruway at Choctaw.... more »
  • Van smashed by 18-wheeler on newly-opened road

    July 15, 2013 6:36 PM

    CENTRAL - An 18-wheeler slammed into the side of a van on the newly-opened Central Thruway this evening, according to authorities. It happened at the intersection of the thruway and South Choctaw. EMS said the van's driver was taken to the hospital in critical condition. The thruway, which... more »
  • Struck truck driver dies after crash

    July 13, 2013 11:17 AM

    BATON ROUGE - A 55-year-old man died from injuries sustained after he was hit by a car on Perkins Road, according to BRPD Cpl. L'Jean McKneely. McKneely says Jianlin He, 4026 Tuscan Shores Dr, Missouri City, TX was killed last night in a traffic crash that occurred in the... more »
  • Truck stop tiger case goes to La. Supreme Court

    July 3, 2013 3:03 PM

    NEW ORLEANS- The owner of a truck stop near Baton Rouge has asked the Louisiana Supreme Court to let him keep a 12-year-old tiger named Tony. Attorney Joan Treadway Morris, of Baton Rouge, says she filed the writ for Michael Sandlin and Tiger Truck Stop Inc. in Grosse Tete, about... more »
  • Tractor-trailer wreck closes I-10 East

    June 13, 2013 4:42 PM

    PORT ALLEN - Authorities closed I-10 East near Port Allen after a wreck involving a tractor-trailer. The highway closed just before 4:30 p.m. at I-10 and LA-415. The right lane reopened just after 5 p.m. Congestion is building back behind the wreck past Grosse Tete. There was no... more »
  • Truck stop mulls Supreme Court bid to keep tiger

    June 12, 2013 2:21 PM

    GROSSE TETE - The lawyer for a truck stop fighting for the right to keep a live tiger on display says the case will be taken to the state Supreme Court if necessary. A three-judge panel of the 1st Circuit Court of Appeal on Friday refused to reconsider its April... more »
  • Police report: 80-year-old driver took man on wild ride

    May 24, 2013 10:12 PM

    BATON ROUGE- The driver of a pick-up truck that drove with a man on the hood of his vehicle for miles last weekend has been identified. Cell phone video, posted online, made the incident infamous. Dwayne Huysmans yelled to passing cars : "call the police for me!" Huysmans... more »
  • VIDEO EXCLUSIVE: Trailer breaks free on interstate "bump" Play Video

    May 24, 2013 9:46 PM

    GROSS TETE - Drivers believe a jolt from a bump caused a runaway trailer on I-10 East near the Gross Tete Wednesday. Denham Springs resident Mike Dutcher caught the incredible video with his dash cam recorder. "We were both cruising along about 70 miles-per-hour and I slowed down... more »
  • EXCLUSIVE: Man who took ride on truck's hood talks Play Video

    May 21, 2013 10:28 PM

    BATON ROUGE - A man who was seen riding on the hood of a truck Saturday afternoon says the driver tried to run him over. "I didn't have a choice. It was jump up or get run over," Dwayne Huysmans said. The incident started when several of his... more »
  • 11-year-old hit by truck still critical

    May 21, 2013 11:34 AM

    BATON ROUGE - Family members tell News 2 an 11-year-old boy is still in critical condition after he stepped into traffic and was hit by a truck this weekend. Michael Ester's father said his son is still in intensive care, and doctors are waiting for swelling in his brain... more »
  • 11-year-old struck by truck on Perkins Rd. Play Video

    May 19, 2013 12:54 PM

    BATON ROUGE, La. - An 11-year-old boy is seriously injured after being hit by a truck on Perkins Rd. and Metairie Dr. near Siegen Ln. Sunday around 11:45 a.m., according to State Police. The boy was transported to a local hospital and is in critical condition. Witnesses say the... more »
  • Man pleads for help on hood of truck in Baton Rouge Play Video

    May 18, 2013 5:43 PM

    BATON ROUGE, La. - A man pleaded for help after jumping on the hood of a moving truck on Coursey Blvd. after his sign was picked up, according to Baton Rouge Police Cpl. Tommy Stubbs. Stubbs says the man was on Coursey selling shrimp when another man driving a... more »
  • Truck wreck closes highway near I-10

    May 13, 2013 2:53 PM

    SORRENTO - An 18-wheeler wreck shut down an intersection just off I-10 at Sorrento, according to emergency responders. The wreck happened around 1:30 p.m. at the intersection of LA 77 and Hwy. 20 south of Sorrento. According to the Sorrento Fire Department the truck was carrying topsoil and... more »
  • Bomb found in the back of a truck

    May 12, 2013 1:22 PM

    WEST BATON ROUGE - A device found in the back of a truck on Plantation Avenue in West Baton Rouge Saturday night was a bomb. The West Baton Rouge Sheriff's Office responded to a truck behind Minnow's Truck Stop, off of Highway 415, around 8:30 p.m. Saturday. The... more »
  • Fire department fights fire without hydrant Play Video

    May 6, 2013 5:43 PM

    BATON ROUGE - An electrical short torched a home near the Amite River over the weekend. St. George Fire Department responded to the fire, which was almost two miles away from the nearest water source. The home off Hoo Shoo Too Rd. and Kendalwood Rd. was built long... more »
  • Road closed after gravel truck overturns

    March 27, 2013 11:00 AM

    CENTRAL - State Police closed a section of Greenwell Springs Road in East Baton Rouge Parish after they said a gravel truck overturned. The closure is between Pride Baywood Road and LA 63, according to Central Police. State Police said there were moderate injuries at the scene, and... more »
  • Cement truck spill closes highway

    March 15, 2013 4:09 PM

    BATON ROUGE - A cement truck spill closed a busy Baton Rouge highway this afternoon, according to city police. Cpl. L'Jean McKneely said the truck spilled cement on Jefferson Highway near Corporate Boulevard this afternoon. The road re-opened just after 4:30 p.m., after the hardened cement was cleared... more »
  • Crews work overnight to clear overturned tanker truck

    March 6, 2013 10:52 PM

    BATON ROUGE- Emergency crews will work overnight Wednesday, and into early Thursday morning to clear an 18-wheeler crash near an elementary school. Hours earlier, the tanker, hauling ethylene glycol, overturned. The chemical is a compound used in automotive antifreeze. No injuries were reported, nor was there a report... more »
  • Incendiaries found in truck abandoned near bank

    February 25, 2013 2:50 PM

    NEW ORLEANS - Bomb squad members removed several incendiary devices found in a truck abandoned outside a New Orleans bank this morning. Police used a robot to remove some of the eight devices, and bomb technicians removed the rest from the vehicle outside the Whitney Bank on Canal. ... more »
  • Texas Brine: device will help solve sinkhole mystery Play Video

    February 16, 2013 6:43 PM

    BAYOU CORNE- Texas Brine is unveiling a new device they say will help solve the mystery in Bayou Corne. More than a hundred people live just miles from the sinkhole that has grown to 8.5 acres in size over the past six months. "A lot of experts were... more »
  • Truck driver's body recovered from Lake Pontchartrain

    February 8, 2013 2:01 PM

    METAIRIE -The body of a truck driver has been recovered, after his truck fell off the Causeway and into Lake Pontchartrain. The driver has been identified as 39-year-old Christopher Sergeant of New Orleans. His body was found by searchers from the Jefferson Parish Sheriff's Office near the site where... more »
  • Vehicle hits restaurant, breaks gas line

    January 21, 2013 4:09 PM

    BATON ROUGE - A vehicle ran into a restaurant in the Gardere area this afternoon, breaking a gas line inside according to authorities. It happened in the 9400 block of Burbank Drive around 3:45 p.m. Authorities closed the eastbound lanes of Burbank as a result, and told drivers to... more »
  • I-10W back open after big rig fire

    January 16, 2013 2:08 PM

    PORT ALLEN - Authorities re-opened I-10 West after a truck cab fire this morning shut down the westbound lanes over the Atchafalaya Basin. DOTD said all lanes were back open at the Lobdell exit, where traffic had been detoured off the interstate, as well as further down the interstate... more »
  • Truck fire shuts down I-10W on Basin Bridge

    January 16, 2013 10:49 AM

    UPDATE: I-10 West is closed at LA-415 while crews remove HENDERSON - Authorities closed I-10 West at La-415 while crews remove a tractor trailer that caught fire on the Atchafalaya Basin. The fires sparked inside the 18-wheeler's cab. The fire shut down one lane of the interstate... more »
  • Highway back open after tanker rollover

    January 9, 2013 3:18 PM

    SORRENTO - State Police said a tanker truck rolled over onto two other vehicles this afternoon south of Sorrento. It happened around 1 p.m. at La. 22's intersection with La. 70 just south of I-10. The road was closed until just before 5 p.m. State Police said there... more »
  • 2 armed men carjack Sewerage & Water Board truck

    January 3, 2013 3:52 PM

    NEW ORLEANS - New Orleans police are looking for two men who carjacked a Sewerage and Water Board truck. Police say the men demanded the keys at gunpoint about noon Thursday from three sewerage board employees who were working in the back of the truck. Nobody was hurt. The truck... more »
  • Pedestrian struck, killed west of Port Allen

    December 21, 2012 8:46 AM

    PORT ALLEN - State police say a 57-year-old Plaquemine man has died of injuries after being struck by a pickup on U.S. Highway 190. The accident happened shortly after 1:45 a.m. Friday west of La. Highway 1145 in West Baton Rouge Parish. Troopers say Nathan C. Tobias, Jr.... more »
  • LSP: Teen going too fast, wasn't restrained in wreck

    December 10, 2012 10:53 AM

    DENHAM SPRINGS - State Police said a Denham Springs teen was unrestrained and driving too fast when his pickup wrecked this morning, hitting a tree and killing him. State Police said Brice J. Harris, 18, died in the wreck on La. 1032 south of Vincent Road in Livingston Parish... more »
  • Cement truck wreck closes I-10E for hours Play Video

    December 6, 2012 3:25 PM

    BATON ROUGE - State Police reopened a portion of I-10 where a cement truck overturned earlier this morning, forcing it closed for several hours. The cement truck turned over at I-10 East and Siegen Lane around 8:30 a.m. There were no injuries, but the eastbound lanes had to... more »
  • I-10E could reopen soon after cement truck wreck

    December 6, 2012 2:43 PM

    BATON ROUGE - State Police said I-10 East in Baton Rouge could reopen within the hour at the site of an overturned 18-wheeler. The truck overturned at Siegen Lane early this morning. It was carrying an estimated 74,000 pounds of cement, which had to be offloaded after the truck... more »
  • Sugar cane truck rolls over, blocks highway

    November 5, 2012 11:49 AM

    PORT ALLEN - A sugar cane truck rolled onto its side and caused several delays for traffic in West Baton Rouge Parish. The truck turned over this morning on La. 415 just north of I-10. The wreck caused some lane blockage, and law enforcement closed one side of... more »
  • "Spirit of Louisiana" fire truck headed to Long Island

    November 5, 2012 11:36 AM

    BATON ROUGE - A fire truck donated to New York in the wake of the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks is headed to the northeast again to help with a different disaster. Fire Marshal Butch Browning said they were lending the "Spirit of Louisiana" truck to aid in cleanup around... more »
  • U. S. 190 back open after truck wreck, fire

    October 22, 2012 6:04 PM

    LIVONIA - A section of U. S. 190 in Pointe Coupee Parish is back open, after an 18-wheeler closed it when it overturned and caught fire. DOTD said all lanes of traffic were back open at U. S. 190 West near La. 976. The wreck around 3 p.m.... more »
  • Big rig wreck closes portion of U. S. 190

    October 22, 2012 4:04 PM

    LIVONIA - State Police said a big rig overturned this afternoon and caught fire, closing a portion of U. S. 190 West near Livonia. It happened just after 3 p.m. In Pointe Coupee Parish. There were no injuries. The wreck initially shut down both directions of traffic, but... more »
  • One killed in wreck, road back open Play Video

    September 28, 2012 3:21 PM

    PRAIRIEVILLE - State highway 73 in Ascension Parish re-opened this afternoon after being closed for nine hours after a three-vehicle wreck which killed a Prairieville woman. State Police said the wreck happened around 6:30 a.m. on La. 73 north of Airline Highway. They said Carolyn Brulliette, 56, died in... more »
  • Road remains closed after three-vehicle wreck

    September 28, 2012 7:51 AM

    PRAIRIEVILLE - A state highway near Prairieville remained closed as authorities continued clearing a three-vehicle wreck from earlier this morning. The wreck involved a cement truck and two other vehicles, and happened around 7 a.m. on La. 73 between Airline Highway and La. 42. The wreck closed La.... more »
  • Rally held outside vehicular homicide hearing

    September 11, 2012 3:39 PM

    CLINTON- Dozens of protesters gathered outside the courthouse in Clinton as the man accused of killing seven people in a drunk-driving crash appeared before a judge. Marcus Gaines lost six of his family members and a family friend as a result of the crash. "We're here for a... more »
  • Big rig overturns, shuts down I-10W at 110 split

    August 31, 2012 10:27 AM

    BATON ROUGE - An 18-wheeler turned over on the I-10 / 110 split in Baton Rouge, blocking all lanes of traffic. It happened just after 10 a.m. on the Deadman's Curve on I-10 West. The interstate is shut down in that direction and traffic is backing up. Authorities... more »
  • LSP: Keeping hazardous loads off interstates not an option Play Video

    August 23, 2012 5:54 PM

    BATON ROUGE - A chemical spill which shut down a portion of I-10 in Baton Rouge all day Wednesday caused some people to question whether dangerous materials should be hauled through the capital city. However, authorities say big rigs transport hazardous materials through Louisiana every day, and keeping them... more »
  • Hundreds lose power after truck snaps utility pole

    August 22, 2012 3:40 PM

    BATON ROUGE - A truck knocked down a utility pole in north Baton Rouge this afternoon, knocking out power to a few hundred people living in the area. Emergency responders said the driver of the truck had a blowout, and swerved off the road to avoid hitting a car.... more »
  • Road closed after fuel truck flips at gas station

    August 20, 2012 5:17 PM

    WALKER - Police shut down a portion of Florida Blvd. in Walker after an 18-wheeler turned over at a gas station this afternoon. Walker Police said it happened at the Best Stop across from Sunland Fabricators, near the corner of Florida and N. Corbin Rd. (LA 449). Police... more »
  • BRPD: Nothing dangerous about stolen truck

    August 15, 2012 2:54 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Police said they found nothing dangerous in a stolen truck abandoned behind a building on Market Place Avenue near Sherwood Forest, which prompted an evacuation as bomb squad members investigated. Cpl. L'Jean McKneely with Baton Rouge Police said earlier the truck reportedly smelled of a chemical,... more »
  • Police bomb squad investigating stolen truck

    August 15, 2012 11:02 AM

    BATON ROUGE- Police evacuated an area off Sherwood Forest Blvd. after the bomb squad was called in to investigate an abandoned truck. Police responded out to the truck, which they said was stolen and found behind a building on Market Place Ave. this morning around 9 a.m. BRPD... more »
  • Overturned truck back up, I-10W still closed

    August 14, 2012 12:56 PM

    BATON ROUGE - I-10W in Baton Rouge is still closed at the I-10/110 split after an 18-wheeler overturned earlier this morning. EMS said no one was injured in the wreck, which DOTD said happened on the Deadman's Curve of I-10W going toward the bridge just before 11 a.m. ... more »
  • Big rig overturns on I-10W in Baton Rouge

    August 14, 2012 10:57 AM

    BATON ROUGE - A big rig overturned this morning on the interstate in Baton Rouge. The wreck happened just before 11 a.m. on I-10 West near the I-10/110 split. It appeared to be hauling a flat bed trailer with steel trusses when it turned on its side. Traffic... more »
  • BRPD: Truck driver tested twice legal limit for alcohol

    August 13, 2012 11:01 AM

    BATON ROUGE - Police arrested the driver of an 18-wheeler involved in a dramatic wreck this weekend in Baton Rouge after they said he tested nearly twice the legal limit for alcohol content. Cpl. Tommy Stubbs said King McClanahan, 52, of Los Angeles failed a field sobriety test after... more »
  • Woman's body found in truck

    August 6, 2012 1:10 PM

    SHREVEPORT- Shreveport police are investigating the death of a woman found inside of a parked truck. Sgt. Bill Goodin tells The Times the unidentified woman's body was found just before 3 a.m. Monday. Goodin says the woman, between 35 to 40 years old, was in a white pickup parked in... more »
  • Truck drives over tent in North Dakota, 2 kids die

    July 9, 2012 12:36 PM

    BOTTINEAU, N.D. - Authorities say a pickup truck driver killed two young brothers from Texas and injured their father and another boy when he drove over their tent at a northern North Dakota campground. The Highway Patrol says the 30-year-old driver from Newburg lost control of his truck around 1... more »
  • EBRSO: Man in truck sought for shooting

    July 9, 2012 11:03 AM

    BATON ROUGE - Sheriff's deputies continued their search for the man responsible for a shooting in East Baton Rouge that sent one person to the hospital. Casey Rayborn Hicks with the East Baton Rouge Sheriff's Office said around 10:30 p.m. Sunday they were called to the shooting in the... more »

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