Transportation

June 03, 2018 - 5:52 am
DESTREHAN, La. (AP) - A prosperity gospel televangelist says he's not asking followers to pay for a new $54 million jet, but to join him in "believing" in God for it to come. The New Orleans Advocate reports that Jesse Duplantis' latest message came in a new video posted Saturday to his church's...
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May 31, 2018 - 8:49 pm
BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — State officials released an audit Thursday that found the Louisiana Highway Safety Commission was clocking hundreds of hours in excessive overtime, misusing thousands of state and federal dollars, allowing unauthorized travel expenses and failing to properly track employee...
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In this Friday, May 11, 2018, photo released by the South Jordan Police Department shows a traffic collision involving a Tesla Model S sedan with a Fire Department mechanic truck stopped at a red light in South Jordan, Utah. Witnesses indicated the Tesla Model S did not brake prior to impact. Police Sgt. Samuel Winkler said the car's air bags were activated and that the Tesla's 28-year-old driver suffered a broken right ankle, while the driver of the mechanic truck didn't require treatment. Police in a Salt Lake City suburb say it's not immediately known whether a Tesla Model S sedan's semi-autonomous Autopilot driving system was in use when it rear-ended a truck apparently without braking before impact at approximately 60 mph. (South Jordan Police Department via AP)
May 13, 2018 - 12:00 pm
SOUTH JORDAN, Utah (AP) — A Tesla sedan with a semi-autonomous Autopilot feature rear-ended a fire department truck at 60 mph (97 kph) apparently without braking before impact, but police say it's unknown if the Autopilot feature was engaged. The cause of the Friday evening crash, involving a Tesla...
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May 13, 2018 - 9:45 am
NEW ORLEANS (AP) _ The federal government is giving the New Orleans Regional Transit Authority $2.4 million to modernize the ferry terminal on New Orleans' west bank. City Councilman Gerald Brossett says the project will add a second slip to accommodate two ferries, heat and air-condition the...
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April 28, 2018 - 10:50 am
(WWL.com) - The nation faces a truck driver shortage, and that may hit your wallet. The American Trucking Association expects a 106,000 driver shortage by 2022. Louisiana Motor Transport Association Executive Director Chance McNeely says it’s causing longer delivery times and higher prices. "Loads...
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National Transportation Safety Board investigators examine damage to the engine of the Southwest Airlines plane that made an emergency landing at Philadelphia International Airport in Philadelphia on Tuesday, April 17, 2018. The Southwest Airlines jet blew the engine at 32,000 feet and got hit by shrapnel that smashed a window, setting off a desperate scramble by passengers to save a woman from getting sucked out. She later died, and seven others were injured. (NTSB via AP)
April 19, 2018 - 6:23 pm
DALLAS (AP) — Southwest Airlines sought more time last year to inspect jet-engine fan blades like the one that snapped off during one of its flights Tuesday in an accident that left a passenger dead. The airline opposed a recommendation by the engine manufacturer to require ultrasonic inspections...
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In this Tuesday, April 17, 2018 photo, a National Transportation Safety Board investigator examines damage to the engine of the Southwest Airlines plane that made an emergency landing at Philadelphia International Airport in Philadelphia. A preliminary examination of the blown jet engine of the Southwest Airlines plane that set off a terrifying chain of events and left a businesswoman hanging half outside a shattered window showed evidence of "metal fatigue," according to the National Transportation Safety Board. (NTSB via AP)
April 18, 2018 - 4:19 pm
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — The Latest on the plane that made an emergency landing in Philadelphia (all times local): 5:15 p.m. A federal investigator says that a crack on the interior of a jet engine is what led to the failure that shot debris at the plane, leading to the death of a passenger. National...
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April 17, 2018 - 12:16 pm
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — A Southwest Airlines jet made an emergency landing at Philadelphia’s airport Tuesday with part of the covering from its left engine ripped off and a window damaged. NEW: Photos show the damage to the engine that forced a Southwest flight to make an emergency landing in Philly...
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Chris Miller
April 10, 2018 - 1:15 pm
Will this be the year Louisiana lawmakers make it a crime to talk on a hand-held phone while driving a car? A bill to do that has passed it's first test, passing the House Transportation Committee. Lawmakers heard testimony from Suzanne Salter, whose daughter was killed in a wreck involving a...
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April 07, 2018 - 10:23 am
NIPAWIN, Saskatchewan (AP) — Canadian police said early Saturday 14 people were killed and 14 people were injured after a truck collided with a bus carrying a junior hockey team to a playoff game in Western Canada. Police say there were 28 people, including the driver, on board the bus of the...
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