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DOTD explains how it handles traffic nightmares

 The State Department of Transportation spoke out today about how they handle traffic tie ups like the interstate shut down Wednesday.

I-10 reopens; investigation of crash continues

The cleanup effort on Interstate-10 is finally over. Officials have given the all-clear, which should be good news to morning commuters.

DOTD adapting to traffic situation

While drivers were stuck in traffic officials with the department of transportation were working to get you out of that traffic. While they're trying to keep things on the roads smooth...it's obviously been a learning process.

Saints name Aaron Kromer as interim coach during Vitt's suspension

Saints Executive Vice President/General Manager Mickey Loomis has designated Offensive Line/Running Game Coach Aaron Kromer to replace Assistant Head Coach/Linebackers Joe Vitt during his absence.

Police negotiation ends at Baton Rouge Airport, suspect in custody

UPDATE: The suspect has been identified as Andrew Aleffi. Police say he passed through security and showed no warning signs or a weapon. They will not say whether or not he made any demands during the negotiation.

Problems on I-10 continue overnight

After a day of dealing with nightmarish traffic conditions, morning commuters in Baton Rouge can expect to find more problems when they set out for the day.

EBR Parish school bus routes affected by Interstate closure

Due to a major traffic accident on Interstate 10 early this morning, which has closed a section of the Interstate, the East Baton Rouge Parish School System has experienced service delays with many of its school bus routes in the southeast part

Fire destroys bedroom in Baton Rouge home

The Baton Rouge Fire Deparment put out a house fire in the 2400 block of Fairchild. They say the blaze just after 2:00 p.m. on Monday afternoon.

Controlled burn scheduled for this evening, some evacuations required

Before officials can reopen the Interstate, several people living near the crash will have to evacuate from the area. That's expected to happen some time after 10:00 p.m. tonight.

Continued delays: Specialists consult to determine plan for removal of leaking chemical

An early morning crash on I-10 put the brakes on traffic in Baton Rouge and no relief seems to be in sight.