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  • Highway Closed Near Acre of Liquefied Swampland

    August 5, 2012 1:30 PM

    NAPOLEONVILLE, La. (AP) - Officials have closed a four-mile section of highway near an acre of swampland that liquefied into soupy muck, toppling tall baldcypress trees and moving a 400-foot-long section of a natural gas pipeline. Louisiana Highway 70 crosses over the pipeline and the fear is that - if... more »
  • Public Input on Proposed Hwy 90 Interchange

    July 17, 2012 11:10 PM

    Your brakes could soon get a "break" on Highway 90. The Louisiana Department of Transportation and Development is considering the construction of an interchange at the intersection of Highway 90 and Highway 318 in Jeanerette. Plans include building an overpass of Hwy 90 over Hwy 318, or the opposite... more »
  • Name Released in Fatal Accident

    October 16, 2011 11:40 PM

    We now know the name of the victim involved in the fatal motorcycle accident on Highway 90 Sunday evening. Louisiana State Police say that 35 year old Jeremy Latiola of New Iberia was traveling on US 90 Eastbound when he hit the back of an 18-Wheeler. Troopers say the... more »
  • Lawsuit Filed in School Bus Crash

    June 26, 2011 11:39 PM

    In Iberia Parish, an update on a fatal motorcycle crash involving a school bus. It happened last month, when State Police say the driver of that bus failed to yield while making a left hand turn, hitting the motorcyclist, 25 year old Kirt Rebert who was pronounced dead at... more »
  • Speed Limit Increases on Portions of I-49

    April 18, 2011 7:19 PM

    Starting today, drivers along rural sections of I-49 will be able to press the gas a little harder. For twelve years, Tom Rutherford has been traveling the roads in his big rig. Many of those trips along I-49 near Ville-Platte northward to Shreveport. "If the speed limit is 75,... more »
  • Court date set for man arrested after chase

    February 24, 2011 8:27 PM

    BENTON, La. (AP) - A state judge in Bossier Parish has set an Aug. 8 trial for an Oregon man accused of trying to kill a state trooper after a high-speed chase in 2007. The Bossier Press-Tribune reported that 33-year-old Adam Jackson, of Portland, will stand trial on charges filed... more »
  • Suspicious Package Partially Shutdown HWY 182

    February 6, 2011 11:22 PM

    Quite a bit of police activity Sunday afternoon along Highway 90 in Broussard. This after a car refused to pull over for a deputy and the occupants of the car began to throw things out of the vehicle along the roadway. Not knowing what the material or what the... more »
  • Bus Stop Location in Question After Crash

    December 3, 2010 7:19 PM

    Questions about a bus stop location are being raised after a semi-truck crashed into a school bus early Friday morning. With speed limits up to 65 miles per hour and 18-wheelers constantly on the highway, this isn't the first accident involving a semi on Highway 190. But it was a... more »
  • Major Roadwork in Lafayette, Surrounding Areas

    November 8, 2010 3:08 PM

    Construction projects are popping up along roadways all over Lafayette and surrounding areas-- in fact, $100 million dollars worth of work. "Lafayette does not stand on its own to advance economically and socially without transportation in and out of the other parishes," says Bill Fontenot from Louisiana DOTD. ... more »
  • Highway 87 Remains Closed Following 18-Wheeler Accident

    August 5, 2010 6:24 PM

    An 18-wheeler has overturned and was leaking gasoline on Highway 87, near Oxford Loop. The highway in St. Mary Parish remains closed, south of Katy Bridge, North of Oxford Loop. Firefighters have stopped the leak, and they estimate about 50 gallons of gas spilled out. The driver of the truck... more »
  • LA Receiving $81.4 Million To Fix Hwy Damage From Hurricanes

    April 14, 2010 1:23 PM

    BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - Louisiana is receiving $81.4 million in emergency federal funding to fix highway damage from hurricanes Katrina, Rita, Gustav and Ike. The state Department of Transportation and Development says $74.5 million will go to fix damage from Katrina and Rita. The other $7 million is being... more »
  • Highway Project Signs May Disappear

    March 30, 2010 4:23 PM

    BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) -Those signs that describe the cost and scheduled completion date of a highway project would disappear from roadsides, if lawmakers agree to a proposal that received approval without objection from the House Transportation Committee. The signs are required under current law for any road project that... more »
  • St. Charles marsh fire expected to burn out

    February 21, 2010 10:01 PM

    St. Charles Parish officials say a marsh fire that was burning near Interstate 310 has moved away from the highway. State police spokeswoman Melissa Matey said authorities closed a lane on the interstate Saturday evening, causing traffic to back up considerably. By Sunday morning, however, the wind was... more »
  • Acadia man holds family hostage

    February 15, 2010 1:05 PM

    Deputies and Swat Team members swarmed a house Sunday night after a report of a hostage situation involving a two year old child. The Acadia Parish Sheriff's office was called out to 430 Roxie Highway at 4:30 after receiving a call that a man was shooting at his family. Law... more »
  • Chastant Road Bridge Closed

    February 12, 2010 1:54 PM

    Parish President Ernest Freyou announces the closure of the Chastant Road Bridge between Highway 88 and Freetown Road effective immediately. The bridge is located approximately 1¼ miles southeast of Highway 88. The closure is necessary due to the deplorable condition of the bridge and will remain closed until further notice.... more »
  • Henderson fire

    January 9, 2010 10:14 PM

    Henderson Fire Officials are investigating a blaze that happened in the 11-hundred block of Old Henderson Highway at12:30 this afternoon. no one was injured in the fire and the cause of the blaze has yet to be determined.
  • St. Landry Intersection Open Following Wreck

    December 7, 2009 6:07 PM

    Update: I-49 at US 190 now open. ---------------------------------------- Troopers advising drivers to stay away from the intersection of I-40 and Highway 190. It's still closed after an 18-wheeler overturned last night. The truck was carrying Sodium Hydroxide. Troopers say a small amount did leak. Environmental Crews from... more »
  • Tiger Woods-Highway Patrol Statement

    December 2, 2009 1:23 PM

    THOUSAND OAKS, Calif. (AP) - Tiger Woods said he let his family down with "transgressions" he regrets "with all of my heart," and that he will deal with his personal life behind closed doors. His statement Wednesday follows a cover story in Us Weekly magazine that reports a Los... more »
  • Foster Parents Provide More Than a Home

    November 25, 2009 1:36 PM

    Life has been a roller coaster for sisters Page and Ashley. They have been in adoption since last year around Christmas time, but have been in care for almost two years. In 2007, they lost their mother to a car crash on HWY 90. After their father chose not... more »
  • Lafayette Woman In Critical Condition After Crash

    November 24, 2009 11:55 AM

    Iberia Parish- Yesterday (November 23, 2009), troopers with Louisiana State Police Troop I responded to a 3 vehicle crash on US 90 west of Darnell Rd. in Iberia Parish, that left one woman in critical condition. The eastbound lanes of US 90 were closed due to the crash, and did... more »
  • Sunday morning crash clamis life of Texas man

    November 23, 2009 1:16 PM

    One person was killed in a Sunday morning crash when the vehicle he was a passenger in ran off Highway 12 west of Starks and struck a tree. Killed was James English, 18, from Orange, Texas. English was seated in the rear of vehicle behind the driver when the... more »
  • Train collision kills pastor and wife

    November 23, 2009 7:45 AM

    LE MOYEN, La. (AP) - Authorities say the Rev. Fanley Thomas and his wife, Florence, of Mamou, were killed when their car was hit by a train near St. James Baptist Church, where Fanley Thomas served as pastor. The St. Landry Parish Sheriff's Office received a call shortly after 7... more »
  • Acadia Crime Stoppers: Kwik Stop Burglary

    November 18, 2009 11:58 AM

    Crime Stoppers of Acadia Parish is asking for the public's assistance to identify the 3 Suspects who committed a Commercial Burglary in the early morning hours of Monday November 9, 2009. The Acadia Parish Sheriff's Office needs your help to identify the suspects who broke into the Kwik Stop... more »
  • Circus Elephant Escapes

    November 6, 2009 8:59 AM

    ENID, Okla. (AP) - An Oklahoma couple driving home from church hit an animal - a really big one. An elephant that escaped from a nearby circus collided with the couple's SUV Wednesday night when it ran across a rural highway in Enid, about 100 miles north of Oklahoma City.... more »
  • Church Road in Leonville closed due to sinkhole

    November 4, 2009 10:50 AM

    In St. Landry Parish, a portion of Church Road in Leonville is once again shut down because of a sinkhole. Last week's wet weather washed out a portion of the road near Saint Leo the Great Catholic Church and Highway 103. Officials say the roadway will be shut down until... more »
  • Halloween 2009 poses special risks for pedestrians and motorists

    October 26, 2009 10:35 AM

    BATON ROUGE-The Louisiana Highway Safety Commission is warning that Halloween 2009 in Louisiana poses special safety challenges to the thousands of young trick-or-treaters, adult party-goers and football tailgaters who will be walking or riding through neighborhoods after dark. "Halloween this year is both on a Saturday night and on the... more »
  • Arrest made in weekend hit and run accident

    October 26, 2009 7:44 AM

    An arrest has been made following a hit and run accident in Iberia Parish Friday night. It happened off Highway 85 in Iberia. 43-year old Lisa Mayon is facing charges following the death of 59-year old Russell Lewis of Jeanerette. Troopers say Mayon charges include hit and run driving, having... more »
  • Hit and Run Jeanerette Family Speaks Out

    October 25, 2009 7:01 PM

    A hit and run victim's family is left wondering who would do this and leave him to die. His name is Russell Lewis Sr. He was discovered in a ditch on the side of highway 85, at mile post 5.7. Authorities say he was hit Friday night but was found... more »
  • New Traffic Laws Enforced

    October 1, 2009 8:37 AM

    Drivers beware, Louisiana State Police will begin enforcing new laws today. Everyone in a vehicle, both in the front and back seats, are now required to buckle up. Motorists may only use the use the left lane on a multi-lane road for passing, turning, and allowing room for emergency vehicles..... more »
  • Louisiana Traffic Deaths and Injuries Take Sharp Drop in 2008

    September 29, 2009 4:08 PM

    BATON ROUGE-Traffic deaths and injuries in Louisiana in 2008 took the sharpest decline in 15 years, Louisiana safety officials announced today. In 2008, 913 people were killed in Louisiana traffic crashes, an 8.2 percent decline from the previous year, according to the 2008 Louisiana Traffic Records Data Report. A total... more »

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