September 21, 2014 9:54 PM
LAFAYETTE, La. (AP) - The transportation director for Lafayette Parish schools wants the school board to loosen up on its requirement that bus drivers have high-school or GED diplomas. The Advertiser reports that the board voted 5-4 last week against doing so. Transportation Director Damon Evans had asked the board... more »
July 5, 2014 12:13 PM
MONROE, La. (AP) - Officials are warning that a new state law could cause a big increase in school bus costs and travel times across Louisiana. The law, which takes effect in August, prohibits bus drivers from picking up or dropping off students in locations where they would have to... more »
May 3, 2014 3:56 PM
BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - A 12-year-old boy is in custody after being arrested for shooting at a school bus. No one was injured. Baton Rouge police say the shooting happened Friday afternoon after the boy got into a fight with another student on the bus, which was taking them... more »
March 20, 2013 8:23 AM
There is a school bus accident in the 3600 block of Landry Road. Details are minimal, and there are no injuries to report. The cause of the crash is under investigation.
December 18, 2012 7:44 AM
NEW ORLEANS (AP) - New Orleans police say that when a man was shot in the Treme neighborhood, a stray bullet hit a school bus where flying glass injured a girl. Officer Frank Robinson says the man was shot in the hip and leg Monday afternoon. His injuries are not... more »
September 20, 2012 7:24 PM
It's an image that has many parents outraged - a school bus driver caught texting while driving a bus full of children. A student in St. Mary Parish took a picture of the bus driver allegedly texting while driving the bus Tuesday morning. The parent called the St. Mary Parish... more »
February 9, 2012 10:54 AM
SHREVEPORT, La. (AP) - Authorities in Caddo Parish believe a BB gun was fired at a Caddo Parish school bus. Nobody was hurt in the Thursday morning incident. There was some minor damage reported to a window. A Caddo Parish Sheriff's Office employee who declined to give his name said... more »
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 »
March 15, 2011 11:25 PM
The school bus driver involved in the deadly accident in Milton is now receiving counseling. While driver Harold Thibeaux is unable to comment on the accident due to the investigation, his younger brother did speak out, saying his brother and their entire family are struggling with the tragic loss of... more »
March 14, 2011 12:14 PM
After a Milton Elementary School kindergarten boy died this morning after an accident boarding the bus, counselors are talking to the other 19 students who were on the bus when the accident happened around 7:15.
Director of Marketing and Student Recruitment Angie Simoneaux said, "Counselors also are talking to... more »
February 1, 2011 5:58 PM
This afternoon at 3:17 p.m., a Jefferson Davis Parish school bus carrying 39 children was involved in a single-vehicle crash on Dave Williams Road 1/10 mile west of Louisiana Highway 26. Troopers say the bus driven by 49-year-old Bertha Benoit of Jennings crossed the opposing lane, entered a ditch, and... more »
February 1, 2011 5:09 PM
There was a school bus accident in Jennings, around 3:00 this afternoon, on Dave Williams Road off of Highway 26. There were students on the bus at the time, but no injuries were reported.
January 13, 2011 5:07 PM
No injuries to report following a bus accident on Cypress Island Highway in St. Martin within the past hour. Troopers say the crash involved one car and a school bus. The Superintendent says a car was trying to pass the bus, but they noticed another car was coming in the... more »
December 7, 2010 11:59 PM
Owners of the tractor trailer that rear-ended a school bus last week in St. Landry Parish met with parents of the crash victims Tuesday night at Port Barre Elementary School. Representatives with J.B. Hunt dodged our cameras and our questions as they left the closed-door meeting, but St. Landry Parish... more »
December 6, 2010 7:13 PM
After Friday's accident, many of you said school buses needed to be equipped with seat belts. But will that really make the bus ride safer? Many officials from school bus drivers to school board members say it won't. In fact, they say it would pose as more of a safety... more »
October 19, 2010 6:33 PM
More than 40 Youngsville Middle School students are shaken up after their school bus t-bones a pickup truck. It happened just after 3:30 p.m. at School Street and LA92 in Youngsville. The bus driver had just left Youngsville Middle School with a full load of students. LPSS officials tell KATC... more »
September 29, 2010 10:28 AM
A crash involving two vehicles killed a man from Texas and injured two school children. It happened Tuesday in Vernon Parish. Troopers responded to the crash around 3:45 pm, which occurred on LA Hwy 28 east of LA Hwy 8. The crash involved a 2010 GMC pickup, driven by Jimmy... more »
September 24, 2010 1:47 PM
Vermilion Parish- Today, Louisiana State Police Troop I investigated a two vehicle crash involving a school bus on LA 700 at Gladu Road. According to the investigating troopers, on September 23, 2010, at 4:08 p.m., a 2009 Blue Bird Vermilion Parish school bus, driven by 40-year-old Tanya Primeaux of Kaplan,... more »
September 23, 2010 5:37 PM
An update on the bus accident in Meaux has sent two students from Indian Bayou Elementary to the hospital with minor injuries.
It happened at highway 700 and Gladu Road in Vermilion Parish. In addition two people in a Ford Explorer which was also in the accident are headed... more »
September 22, 2010 4:35 PM
55-year old Warner Trosclair was cited for no proof of insurance, careless operation, suspended license and expired registration. --------------------------------------------
There were 15 kids on the bus.The students left from Lafayette High School. Some were released to their parents, otheres were taken home by another bus. William Samec with the... more »
August 12, 2010 2:45 PM
Lafayette school bus routes ran smoothly the first morning, according to the transportation department-- but one furious mom disagrees.
Just one day before school was to start, Amanda Keyser of Duson found out her son would not get to ride the bus like she had originally thought.
"They... more »
August 11, 2010 7:13 PM
The start of the school year, has some parents in St. Martinville concerned for their children's safety. A few parents filed complaints about the same St. Martin Parish school bus driver last year. This year the driver is back on the route and they say they're not happy about it.... more »
May 21, 2010 6:06 PM
Ambassador Caffery is extremely slow moving after an accident involving a school bus.
It happened on Ambassador Caffrey near the Kaliste Saloom intersections.
Six students were on board and are said to be doing fine with no injuries. All attend L. Leo Judice Elementary School. Witnesses on the... more »
April 6, 2010 7:08 PM
A scary morning for a 5 year old boy who's now safe with his parents. He woke up sweating in a hot school bus, after about being left alone for 3 hours. The bus driver didn't realize the child never got off at Truman Montessori School.
The child's aunt... more »
March 23, 2010 2:58 PM
HAUGHTON, La. (AP) - One person was killed and three injured Tuesday when a driver ran a stop sign and hit a school bus broadside, overturning the bus into the path of an SUV, state police said. It was Louisiana's second fatal school bus wreck in two days. Monday afternoon,... more »
March 22, 2010 5:26 PM
Update: A bus traveling northbound on LA 339 near Erath was involved in an accident with a pickup attempting to pass the bus as it turned left. The truck broadsided the bus, pushing it partially into a ditch. There were 30 kids on board, 10 with minor injuries. The bus... more »
March 16, 2010 5:36 PM
A Calcasieu Parish School System Head Start bus with 7 three and four year olds was struck by what appeared to be a bb from a bb gun. The side window of the bus cracked, but no glass fell. There were no injuries to the students, nor to the driver.... more »
February 11, 2010 1:28 PM
LAFAYETTE, La. (AP) - Police say a 23-year-old man training to become a Lafayette Parish School Board bus driver has been arrested for allegedly using a school board charge card to buy more than $1,000 worth of unleaded gasoline. Calvin James Savoy was arrested Feb. 3 on 25 counts of... more »
February 4, 2010 11:18 AM
On February 4, 2010, at 7:45 am, officers with the Lafayette Police Department responded to the intersection of West Simcoe and Lafayette Street regarding a crash involving a school bus. Traffic investigators advise that a red two-door Pontiac was traveling south on Lafayette Street the wrong way on a one-way.... more »
October 6, 2009 11:24 PM
UPDATE: Kenny Mire has been suspended for three days without pay. The decision was made at the regular meeting of the Lafayette Parish School Board.
Lafayette Parish school bus driver Kenny Mire will learn his fate in less than 24 hours. Mire was recently arrested for driving... more »
October 2, 2009 2:26 PM
On October 2, 2009, at approximately 7:20 am, officers with the Lafayette Police Department responded to the 2900 block of Johnston Street regarding a crash involving a school bus. Traffic investigators indicated that a vehicle was attempting to turn left from Johnston Street onto a private lot, when the vehicle... more »
September 22, 2009 7:50 PM
We see school buses every day. But how familiar are you with the laws requiring you to stop?
It's that time of day, kids at Woodvale Elementary are lining up on this rainy afternoon, ready to board the bus. A common route that each rider is familiar with.
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