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  • Truck driver describes terrifying seconds in strong storm Play Video

    June 13, 2014 9:44 PM

    PRAIRIEVILLE - A truck driver says he is lucky to be alive after he and his truck was caught up in a bad storm. Shane Cooke was driving though Addis around 10:30 a.m. Friday when the skies opened up and he thought it was the end. "It was... more »
  • Zachary truck driver wins safety competition

    May 8, 2014 10:51 AM

    ZACHARY - Local truck driver Leroy Williams placed first in his division at the 2014 Louisiana State Truck Driving Championships last week. The annual contest is designed to test safety practices on the road for truck drivers across the state. Williams was the best this year in the straight-truck... more »
  • Wal-Mart driver honored for 4 million accident-free miles

    September 21, 2013 4:26 PM

    LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) - A long-distance truck driver for Wal-Mart has been recognized for traveling 4 million miles without an accident. Warren Greeno of Loveland, Colorado, reached the milestone this year. Today, Wal-Mart executives in Arkansas presented him with a new rig painted red. The 59-year-old rolled up the... 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 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 »
  • 2 Port Allen men indicted in truck driver's death

    December 7, 2012 9:07 AM

    BATON ROUGE - Two Port Allen men have been indicted in the August shooting death of a Denham Springs man during a robbery at a downtown Baton Rouge gas station. On Thursday, an East Baton Rouge Parish grand jury charged 22-year-old Phillip Carter and a 17-year-old with second-degree murder... more »
  • Semitrailer leaks fuel after duct tape patch fails

    June 15, 2012 12:38 PM

    LIVINGSTON, Mont. - Maybe duct tape doesn't fix everything. Officials in southern Montana say a Canadian truck driver found that out the hard way when he tried to stop a fuel tank leak with the all-purpose tape before going to sleep at a truck stop near Livingston. The Livingston Enterprise... more »
  • Obscene Car Ornaments

    May 7, 2012 7:22 PM

    A driver got a ticket in South Carolina for displaying a replica of testicles on a vehicle. A deputy in Spartanburg county stopped a truck this weekend after noticing the "anatomically correct" display on the rear bumper. The driver removed the display but got a ticket for not havng a... more »
  • Kentucky jury rules against penis amputation patient

    August 24, 2011 1:18 PM

    SHELBYVILLE, Ky. - A jury has ruled against a Kentucky truck driver who sued a urologist claiming the doctor amputated part of his penis without his consent. The six-man, six-woman jury came back with the verdict Wednesday in the lawsuit filed by 64-year-old Phillip Seaton, and his wife, Deborah,... more »
  • Thieves steal 21 tons of mustard and ketchup

    July 18, 2011 12:34 PM

    STOCKERAU, Austria - Austrian police say thieves have made off with an unusual heist - 21 tons of mustard and ketchup. The loot was in a semitrailer parked in a lot over the weekend northwest of Vienna. Police say the truck driver showed up Monday to deliver his... more »
  • Deputies: Truck driver was drunk when he ran over pedestrian

    March 17, 2011 10:16 AM

    PORT ALLEN- A truck driver who investigators say ran over and killed a Texas man this morning is also accused of driving drunk. Kenneth Farve was arrested in suspicion of DWI and negligent vehicular homicide. WBR Parish Sheriff's deputies say he blew a .112 on a breath test, which... more »
  • Tow truck driver accused of soliciting bribes

    November 23, 2010 4:55 PM

    NEW ORLEANS – A tow truck driver in New Orleans has been accused of asking for bribes in exchange for not towing people’s vehicles. Dennis Firstley, a city employee, was arrested by NOPD after the alleged bribes were noticed in an investigation by the New Orleans Inspector General. The OIG... more »
  • 101st Airborne member killed, was from La.

    October 14, 2010 6:08 AM

    Military officials at Fort Campbell say improvised explosives killed a U.S. Army truck driver. Spc. Matthew C. Powell of Slidell was assigned to Company A., 526th Brigade Support Battalion, 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division. Powell was 20 years old and died Oct. 12 at Kandahar Airfield of wounds... more »
  • Miss. truck driver dies in I-55 crash

    June 4, 2010 6:51 AM

    Louisiana State Police say a Mississippi truck driver died in a fiery crash on Interstate 55 south of Tickfaw. Troopers say William Pack was traveling south on I-55 Thursday when his 18-wheeler ran off the road and hit a tree causing it to jackknife and burst into flames. Pack was... more »

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