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  • I-10 opened in both directions at Louisiana-Texas border

    March 18, 2016 7:14 PM

    BATON ROUGE – Louisiana State Police announced I-10 is now open in both directions at the Louisiana-Texas border. The westbound direction reopened first, followed by the eastbound lanes a couple of hours late I10 westbound now open at Louisiana/Texas state line — Louisiana DOTD (@La_DOTD) March 18,... more »
  • Wednesday morning rush plagued with traffic problems

    February 17, 2016 7:41 AM

    BATON ROUGE- The Wednesday commute got off to a slow start as wrecks on both sides of I-10 forced traffic to a crawl. First, I-10 West was closed after a multi-vehicle accident shut down the interstate over the Mississippi River for a few minutes. Congestion quickly built and at... more »
  • Stalled vehicle blocking center lane of I-10 W on Mississippi River Bridge

    November 2, 2015 8:54 AM

    BATON ROUGE- All lanes are now open on I-10 West on the Mississippi River Bridge. Crews have cleared a stalled vehicle that was blocking the center lane, causing heavy congestion before the bridge. Traffic from the incident has reached Essen Lane. more »
  • Backups remain on I-10 W after crash on Intracoastal Canal Bridge

    October 22, 2015 8:06 AM

    BATON ROUGE- All lanes are now open on LA-1 South in Port Allen following an earlier wreck. Congestion from the accident is backed up on I-10 West all the way to the I-10/I-12 split. more »
  • Normal delays on I-10 W before LA 1

    October 8, 2015 7:13 AM

    BATON ROUGE- The Department of Transportation and Development says the heavy delays on I-10 West near LA 1 have subsided. Traffic was backed up to the South Acadian Thruway around 5:30 a.m. Thursday due to an accident on the shoulder. Drivers should still expect normal morning delays. more »
  • All lanes now open on I-10 E at 10/12 split

    September 23, 2015 8:36 AM

    BATON ROUGE- All lanes are now open on I-10 East at the I-10/I-110 split after an earlier accident. Congestion from this incident has reached LA 415. more »
  • All lanes now open after accident on I-12 West at Drusilla

    September 8, 2015 8:13 AM

    BATON ROUGE- All lanes are now open on I-12 West at Drusilla Lane following an earlier accident. Continue to check WBRZ.com for traffic updates throughout the day more »
  • LSU projected to finish third in the SEC West

    July 17, 2015 7:25 AM

    HOOVER, AL.- Reporters predicting the Southeastern Conference were torn in the Western Division. Auburn was declared the favorite to win the overall title Thursday, but rival Alabama got the edge in the West. It's the first time that's happened. Auburn received 108 first-place votes to Alabama's 92, but the Crimson... more »
  • 'Well-dressed bandit' has extensive criminal background

    May 1, 2015 7:28 PM

    PORT ALLEN - The so-called "well-dressed bandit" was booked into West Baton Rouge parish jail on Friday morning. Michael West, 53, is accused of armed robbery and kidnapping at a gas station in Port Allen. He's also accused of another robbery in Baton Rouge that happened the very next... more »
  • Questions still linger in SEC West after spring practices

    April 28, 2015 2:25 PM

    The reputation of the Southeastern Conference's Western Division took a hit last season after its top five teams all lost their bowl games. Now the division's seven teams - which account for five of the last eight national championships - are faced with a strange feeling following spring practice: Uncertainty... more »
  • Diesel cleaned up, I-12 reopens

    July 31, 2014 6:29 AM

    BATON ROUGE -All lanes are opened on I-12 West after it was brought to a standstill this morning. According to DOTD, a disabled truck on the shoulder near I-12 West at Drusilla Ln. was leaking diesel on the road. Traffic was diverted while crews cleaned-up the spill. We'll... more »
  • I-10 West reopens following accident on bridge

    July 24, 2014 5:56 AM

    BATON ROUGE - All lanes are now opened headed westbound on I-10 in Baton Rouge. The interstate was closed at the I-10/110 split because of an accident on the Mississippi River Bridge. According to DOTD, traffic from the accident reached College Dr. The car appears to have... more »
  • Breakdown on bridge causes heavy I-10W delays

    July 18, 2014 10:38 AM

    BATON ROUGE - A stalled vehicle on the Mississippi River bridge backed traffic up along I-10 and I-12 at the beginning of what could shape up to be a rainy, traffic-filled Friday in Baton Rouge. BRPD were on the scene shortly after 10 a.m. attempting to move the broken-down... more »
  • DHH reports first human cases of West Nile in 2014

    July 8, 2014 2:55 PM

    BATON ROUGE- The state Department of Health and Hospitals has reported the first human cases of West Nile virus in 2014. The three cases were confirmed in Livingston Parish and were all asymptomatic, meaning the individuals did not know they were infected. Asymptomatic individuals were never ill and... more »
  • Crashes and stalled vehicles cause more I-10 delays

    May 16, 2014 3:30 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Only hours after congestion cleared from a late morning crash with serious injuries on I-10 westbound, Louisiana State Police said delays and congestion can again be expected on I-10. LSP said they are currently working to clear a six car crash, a stalled vehicle, and a... more »
  • Rockets rally to get past Pelicans 107-98

    December 28, 2013 11:10 PM

    HOUSTON - Dwight Howard had 24 points and 17 rebounds, and James Harden scored 11 of his 21 points in the fourth quarter in the Houston Rockets' 107-98 comeback victory over the New Orleans Pelicans on Saturday night. Chandler Parson added 19 points and seven rebounds, and Terrence Jones had... more »
  • Harden helps Rockets knock off Spurs 111-98

    December 25, 2013 10:53 PM

    SAN ANTONIO - James Harden scored 28 points and Dwight Howard had 15 points and 20 rebounds, leading the balanced Houston Rockets to a 111-98 victory over the San Antonio Spurs on Wednesday. Each of Houston's starters scored in double figures as the Rockets improved to 2-0 against the Spurs... more »
  • Signatures certified for recall election of Port Allen Mayor

    September 9, 2013 9:40 AM

    PORT ALLEN - West Baton Rouge Parish Registrar of Voters Stacy Ryan turned in names to Governor Jindal today certifying signatures for a recall election for Port Allen Mayor Deedy Slaughter. More than 1,400 names were turned in last Tuesday. Over the course of the week, Ryan had help... more »
  • West Monroe woman arrested in shooting death of husband

    September 6, 2013 11:34 AM

    WEST MONROE - A West Monroe woman has been arrested on a second-degree murder charge in connection with the shooting death of her husband. The News-Star reports that Ouachita Parish sheriff's deputies arrested 54-year-old Suzanne Black after her husband, 53-year-old Charles C. Black, was shot once in the back with... more »
  • Boil advisory lifted in WBR

    September 4, 2013 11:47 AM

    WEST BATON ROUGE - A boil advisory in parts of West Baton Rouge parish has been lifted. The advisory was put into place Sunday after a mechanical failure in the parish's water supply system. Water samples were taken and tested yesterday and the results came back normal. more »
  • Reality TV lures out-of-state gator hunters to La.

    August 27, 2013 11:47 AM

    NEW ORLEANS - Reality television may be bringing more out-of-state alligator hunters to Louisiana. State alligator program head Noel Kinler says licenses issued to out-of-state trappers are on pace to eclipse last year's record of 507. The 30-day season opens in eastern Louisiana on Wednesday and on Sept.... more »
  • West Feliciana schools changing grading period

    August 21, 2013 11:34 AM

    ST. FRANCISVILLE - West Feliciana Parish Superintendent Hollis G. Milton told the school board that all the schools in the district will change from a six-week grading period to a nine-week grading system. Milton said this was in keeping with the state's more rigorous Common Core Standards in reading and... more »
  • LSU volleyball picked as SEC West co-favorite

    August 8, 2013 2:41 PM

    BATON ROUGE - The LSU volleyball team was selected as the SEC Western Division co-favorite with Texas A&M as announced Thursday in the league's annual preseason poll. It marked the sixth straight season that the Tigers have been chosen as a preseason division favorite by the SEC coaches. LSU... more »
  • Dozens of stolen iPads missing, five teens arrested Play Video

    July 23, 2013 6:31 PM

    ST. FRANCISVILLE - Nearly a month after 80 iPads and a laptop were stolen from West Feliciana High School, investigators said five arrested suspects are cooperating. Deputies arrested twin brothers Robert and Roderick Washington, 17, of St. Francisville along with three juveniles, ages 14, 15, and 16 on burglary... more »
  • DHH report: First human case of West Nile virus in 2013

    July 23, 2013 2:02 PM

    BATON ROUGE, La. - The state Department of Health and Hospitals has reported the state's first case of West Nile virus in a human in 2013. The case was confirmed July 22nd in Caldwell Parish and was determined to be a neuroinvasive disease. A neuroinvasive disease illness is... more »
  • Tigers predicted to finish 3rd in SEC West

    July 18, 2013 9:00 AM

    HOOVER, Ala. - The media has made their predictions for the 2013 SEC football season. The LSU Tigers were picked to finish third in the SEC Western Division, behind Alabama and Texas A&M. Alabama was also the overwhelming favorite to repeat as Southeastern Conference champion. The Crimson Tide... more »
  • Federal agency finds lax regulation of chemicals

    June 27, 2013 7:57 AM

    HOUSTON - A federal agency investigating a deadly explosion at a Texas fertilizer plant says the regulation of dangerous chemicals falls under a "patchwork" of U.S. standards that are decades old and weaker than those used elsewhere. The U.S Chemical Safety Board will present preliminary findings Thursday to the U.S.... more »
  • Spurs take the opener

    May 20, 2013 10:10 AM

    SAN ANTONIO - The San Antonio Spurs took Game 1 of the NBA's Western Conference finals by shredding the league's top defense. San Antonio shot 53 percent from the field and set a team playoff record by draining 14 three-pointers in a 105-83 win over the Memphis Grizzlies. The... more »
  • Officials to give Texas explosion probe results

    May 16, 2013 8:48 AM

    WEST, Texas - Federal and state officials say they're poised to announce findings of their investigation into a deadly Texas fertilizer plant explosion that killed at least 14 people. Officials from the Texas State Fire Marshal's Office and the federal Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives are scheduled to... more »
  • Czechs help to rebuild West, Texas after blast

    April 24, 2013 8:01 PM

    PRAGUE- To honor thousands of Czechs who settled in Texas more than a hundred years ago, the Czech Republic will donate about $200,000 to help rebuild the town of West, Texas after a fertilizer plant explosion nearly leveled the town. The government says a significant number of people in the... more »
  • DPS: 12 bodies recovered after Texas plant blast

    April 19, 2013 8:51 AM

    WEST, Texas - A Texas law enforcement official says 12 bodies have been recovered following a massive explosion that leveled a fertilizer plant. Texas Department of Public Safety Sgt. Jason Reyes said Friday that about 200 people were injured in the explosion at facility Wednesday night in the small... more »
  • Police: 5 to 15 people killed in Texas explosion

    April 18, 2013 7:11 AM

    WEST, Texas - Police in Texas say between five and 15 people were killed in a fertilizer plant explosion that also injured more than 160 others. Waco police Sgt. William Patrick Swanton said early Thursday morning that the death toll is only an estimate as search and rescue operations... more »
  • Man accused of burning child with heater

    March 19, 2013 8:37 AM

    WEST MONROE- Deputies say a 22 year-old West Monroe man was booked at Ouachita Correctional Center after being arrested on several charges, including burning his 3-year-old child with a space heater. Authorities tell The News-Star Vincent Tyler Froust allegedly threw a woman on a bed and choked her while their... more »
  • School system unaware of who's driving buses Play Video

    March 13, 2013 5:43 PM

    PORT ALLEN - West Baton Rouge School leaders have no record of who's driving the buses within the parish, leaving many parents concerned. Superintendent David Corona said if he wanted or needed those records, they could be made available to him. "I'm comfortable the organization we contract with... more »
  • I-12W closed due to vehicle fire near Walker

    March 13, 2013 4:44 PM

    WALKER - Police said a vehicle fire shut down I-12 West in Livingston Parish this afternoon. Walker Police said the fire closed both lanes of I-12 West starting two miles east of Walker. They re-opened the roadwary around 5:45 p.m. Police advised drivers heading west use different routes... more »
  • Parents furious over makeshift bus transfer Play Video

    February 27, 2013 6:44 PM

    ADDIS - Nearly 200 parents in West Baton Rouge Parish have signed a petition asking the school board to get rid of "First Student," the private bus company outsourced years ago to provide cheaper school transit for the parish. A video was sent to News 2 that shows dozens... more »

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