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  • Authorities arrest Pineville Police Officer for abuse in office

    November 30, 2017 3:01 PM

    PINEVILLE- Detectives with the Louisiana State Police Bureau of Investigations/Alexandria Field Office arrested a Pineville Police Officer today for abuse in office. The officer arrested was 36-year-old Terry Bradshaw. In September, LSP received a complaint involving Bradshaw. With the assistance of the Pineville Police Department, LSP launched an... more »
  • Watchdogs question discipline of trooper who improperly ran names through databases Play Video

    July 19, 2017 5:45 PM

    BATON ROUGE- A high ranking Louisiana State Police Lieutenant, Robert Burns II, was suspended for 64 hours recently after an investigation revealed he ran 52 searches in law enforcement databases for personal reasons, a violation of LSP policy and federal law. In speaking with the WBRZ Investigative Unit Wednesday about... more »
  • 19-year-old crashed, died on I-10 a week ago; Discovered Friday

    June 30, 2017 1:09 PM

    PRAIRIEVILLE – A man found dead in a submerged vehicle had been there for at least six days, State Police said in a shocking outline of a deadly wreck on I-10. Bryan Manriquez, 19, was killed, troopers said, in a wreck that happened on June 24th. The wreck and... more »
  • Gov. John Bel Edwards announces LSP Superintendent Play Video

    June 13, 2017 9:48 AM

    BATON ROUGE- Governor John Bel Edwards announced a permanent Louisiana State Police Superintendent today at 11 a.m. The governor appointed interim superintendent Col. Kevin Reeves to the position full time. Reeves' appointment makes him the official head of the State Police, a position he's been filling since Mike... more »
  • Man arrested for illegally issuing driver's licenses

    May 17, 2017 3:50 PM

    NEW ORLEANS - Louisiana State Police have arrested a Metairie man who's allegedly responsible for selling more than 400 illegal driver's licenses from two branches of a title and notary company. Authorities say 27-year-old Alex Medina was arrested Tuesday on 420 counts each of computer fraud and filing false public... more »
  • State Police expect heavy traffic for Ponchatoula Strawberry Festival

    April 7, 2017 11:46 AM

    PONCHATOULA – The annual Ponchatoula Strawberry Festival this weekend is expected to bring more than 300,000 visitors to the area and Louisiana State Police are reminding drivers of alternate routes. State Police says that the increased traffic surrounding the interstate causes dangerous backups from heavily congested off-ramps and forcing... more »
  • 46 new troopers graduate from 95th cadet class

    April 5, 2017 2:55 PM

    BATON ROUGE – State Police say 46 new troopers graduated from the 95 th Cadet Class Wednesday. According to Louisiana State Police, the graduation ceremonies were held at the BREC Independence Park Theater and Cultural Center in Baton Rouge. The graduates began their journey to graduation on Nov.... more »
  • 26-year Louisiana State Police veteran to be interim leader Play Video

    March 22, 2017 2:08 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Gov. John Bel Edwards has chosen a 26-year Louisiana State Police veteran from north Louisiana to lead the agency as interim superintendent. Maj. Kevin Reeves, who commands a state police quick reaction force, will start the interim job Saturday. He's taking over from Col. Mike Edmonson, who... more »
  • Victim identified in deadly US 190 crash involving state trooper

    February 22, 2017 11:51 AM

    LOTTIE - Louisiana State Police have identified the victim of a fatal crash on US 190 in Pointe Coupee Parish Wednesday afternoon. According to police, 64-year-old Henry Baise of Lottie was killed in the crash. Police say a state trooper was traveling eastbound on US 190 before 11... more »
  • Governor alludes to strict disciplinary action after 'side trip' investigation

    February 21, 2017 2:41 PM

    BATON ROUGE – Governor John Bel Edwards promised Wednesday a stern change once an investigation into a “side trip” some Louisiana State Police Troopers made to Las Vegas on their way to San Diego. Edwards' remarks came a day after he ordered the probe into the agency following a... more »
  • Baton Rouge man charged with distributing child porn

    September 29, 2016 2:48 PM

    BATON ROUGE – A Baton Rouge man was charged with 100 counts of possession of child pornography, Louisiana State Police said Thursday. Louisiana State Police say 42-year-old James R. Fontenot II was also charged with one count of distributing child pornography. Investigators say the arrest comes after serving... more »
  • One dead in head-on collision in Pointe Coupee

    August 1, 2016 10:00 AM

    VENTRESS - Louisiana State Police are investigating a fatal head-on collision on Highway 415, north of Highway 414 in Pointe Coupee Parish. Joshua Mougeot, 29, died on the scene. According to police, Mougeot was traveling northbound on LA 415, whil Gregory Martin, 56, was traveling southbound. Mougeot crossed the... more »
  • Col. Mike Edmonson calls for retraining of law enforcement nationwide Play Video

    July 14, 2016 6:48 PM

    BATON ROUGE- Following the death of Alton Sterling, questions have been swirling about training for law enforcement. State Police Colonel Mike Edmonson and Governor John Bel Edwards met with President Obama yesterday, and that topic came up. Edmonson told reporters he believes police officers nationwide need to be retrained.... more »
  • Missing toddler, grandfather reunited with family in Livingston Parish

    July 4, 2016 7:18 AM

    LIVINGSTON PARISH - A teary reunion took place on the Fourth of July as a grandfather and toddler who were reported missing were reunited with their family. The New Orleans Police Department contacted Louisiana State Police at about 3 a.m. to report a missing child from the New Orleans... more »
  • Police: Man fleeing from traffic stop wounded in shootout

    July 1, 2016 11:18 AM

    NEW ORLEANS - Louisiana State Police say a man fleeing from a traffic stop is being treated for wounds after a shootout with troopers. The man's name and his condition have not been released. Trooper Melissa Matey says a passenger jumped from a pickup stopped for a traffic violation late... more »
  • Missing children out of West Baton Rouge Parish found, safe

    June 9, 2016 5:02 AM

    PORT ALLEN - The search for two missing children out of West Baton Rouge Parish has been canceled on early Thursday morning. State police issued a Level II Endangered/Missing Child alert for two children and their mom out of Port Allen around 1:30 a.m. Jocelynn Mullen, 16 months... more »
  • 14 La. holiday weekend traffic deaths double 2015 total

    May 31, 2016 4:17 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Louisiana State Police say there were twice as many Memorial Day weekend traffic deaths in the state this year as there were in 2015. A Tuesday news release says there were nine fatal crashes resulting in 14 deaths statewide during the holiday weekend. Last year, seven Memorial... more »
  • LSP: 4 dead after fiery collision in Clinton Play Video

    May 31, 2016 6:08 AM

    CLINTON - An overnight head-on collision on LA 67, north of LA 432, took the lives of four people, including an infant, in East Feliciana Parish. State Police said 24-year-old Jakyle Hall of Norwood, 22-year-old Brandon Temple, 19-year-old Holley Thomas and 1-year-old Hazel Temple all sustained fatal injuries in... more »
  • State police: 7 killed on roads, a deadly start to weekend

    May 28, 2016 10:53 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Louisiana State Police say it's been a deadly start to the Memorial Day weekend on Louisiana's highways. As of Saturday, state police say they investigated five fatal crashes statewide that killed seven people. State police say two of the crashes happened Friday night and early Saturday morning.... more »
  • Trooper: Teen killed in crash involving empty school bus

    May 10, 2016 12:19 PM

    MARKSVILLE - Louisiana State Police say a Marksville teen died when his car struck a school bus. Master Trooper Scott Moreau said in news release the accident happened on Louisiana Highway 107 north of Marksville early Tuesday morning. Moreau says 19-year-old Joshua Frank lost control of his car... more »
  • State Police to honor heroes at awards ceremony on Tuesday

    May 9, 2016 12:07 PM

    BATON ROUGE- Louisiana State Police will hold an awards ceremony to honor law enforcement as well as civilian heroes from across the state on Tuesday. The annual awards ceremony will honor State Troopers, civilians, and public safety personnel for their efforts, accomplishments and heroic actions over the past year. The... more »
  • Missing 2-year-old from Hornbeck found dead

    May 6, 2016 1:26 PM

    VERNON PARISH- The body of a missing two-year-old girl from Hornbeck has been found Friday afternoon. Earlier Friday morning, Louisiana State Police issued a Missing Child Advisory/Level II Endangered for 2-year-old Willow Rain Renteria-Molina. Her body was found in Beauregard Parish around 5 p.m. in a heavily wooded... more »
  • LSP credit social media for quick arrest in deadly hit-and-run Play Video

    April 26, 2016 8:49 AM

    HAMMOND - State Police have arrested the suspect believed to be behind a fatal hit-and-run crash that took the life of bicyclist on LA 443 near Hammond Tuesday morning. Troopers say the crash happened at 6 a.m., taking the life of 30-year-old Anand Singh Asi. Tuesday afternoon, State Police... more »
  • Man arrested for drunk driving and crashing into State Police car

    April 21, 2016 3:32 PM

    MORGAN CITY - A man was arrested after driving drunk and crashing into a Louisiana State Police car. On Wednesday at around 8:30 p.m., 45-year-old Duane McClendon of Morgan City was traveling eastbound on I-10 near Breaux Bridge when he ran off of the right side of the road and... more »
  • Three dead after Wednesday morning crash on LA 182

    April 20, 2016 3:25 PM

    HOUMA- An early morning crash on LA 182 left three people dead, according to Louisiana State Police. Around 2:30 a.m. Troopers from the Louisiana State Troop C responded to a crash on LA 182 near Coteau Road involving three vehicles. The crash occurred when a Honda Civic was driving westbound... more »
  • Man ejected from car after crash with driver who feel asleep

    April 11, 2016 2:13 PM

    RAMAH- Troopers from Louisiana State Police Troop L are investigating a fatal car crash on Monday in Iberville Parish that took the life of 47-year-old Kenith Simpson of Jackson, MS. The accident occurred on Monday after midnight when 19-year-old Daryann Villareal, also of Jackson, was traveling westbound on I-10 in... more »
  • 3 arrested in fatal hit and run in Terrebonne Parish

    April 8, 2016 9:34 AM

    GRAY- Resulting from an investigation, Troopers of the Louisiana State Police located and arrested three people responsible for a hit and run accident involving a pedestrian on Wednesday night on LA 24 South. The accident took the life of 53-year-old Troy Jackson. The crash occurred Wednesday around 11:30 p.m. on... more »
  • State police: Trooper shoots, injures driver in Raceland

    April 6, 2016 11:30 AM

    RACELAND - Louisiana State Police say a trooper shot and wounded a driver during a confrontation following a traffic stop in Raceland. The Courier reports police say the incident happened Sunday night. State police Sgt. Nick Manale says a trooper spotted 48-year-old Preston Perez driving a minivan recklessly on Louisiana... more »
  • State Police seize over $1 million in drugs after 2 overnight traffic stops in St. Tammany

    April 5, 2016 12:53 PM

    ST. TAMMANY- Louisiana State Police seized over $1 million in narcotics after two traffic stops in St. Tammany Parish. The first stop occurred when State Troopers from Troop L stopped a Mercedes Benz on I-12 around 10 p.m. Monday night. The car was stopped going eastbound west of the Madisonville... more »
  • Clinton man dead after crash and car in flames on Rist Road

    March 23, 2016 6:08 PM

    EAST FELICIANA - The East Feliciana Parish Sheriff’s Department and Louisiana State Police are conducting an investigation of a fatal crash that occurred on Rist Road on Sunday afternoon. East Feleiciana Parish Sheriff’s Office responded to the crash around 6: 45 p.m. when 30-year-old Jasmine Matthews of Clinton was driving... more »
  • One dead and another in critical condition after car crash with garbage truck

    March 22, 2016 5:04 PM

    TICKFAW - A car crash involving a garbage truck took the life of 64-year-old Edward Stewart, from Independence, on Tuesday morning. State troopers responded to the car crash on LA 442 on Mar. 22 at around 7:30 a.m. when Stewart was driving a Chevrolet Silverado eastbound and Chisti Davis, from... more »
  • Head-on car crash kills Kentwood man

    March 21, 2016 12:21 PM

    KENTWOOD - A head-on car crash on LA38 resulted in the death of 59-year-old, Phillip Williams from Kentwood. Louisiana State Troopers from Troop L responded to to the crash around 7:30 p.m. on Sunday. 38-year-old Matthew Peek was driving a GMC truck westbound on LA 38 and Williams was... more »
  • UPDATE: Mississippi driver dies in La. Hwy 429 crash, State Police say

    March 14, 2016 9:19 AM

    St. Amant - Troopers from Louisiana State Police Troop A investigated a single vehicle crash on LA 429 east of LA 431 in Ascension Parish that occurred on Sunday around 10 p.m. State Police report the crash took the life of 21-year-old Tyler Talbert of Toomsuba, MS. According to State... more »
  • Child killed in Saturday morning crash on Highland Road

    March 12, 2016 4:54 PM

    BATON ROUGE – State Police said a child died in a crash on Highland Road Saturday morning. Initial reports indicated that one person was ejected from a vehicle after a two-vehicle crash around 11 a.m. Saturday. Video of the scene recorded by WBRZ photojournalists on the ground and above... more »
  • Two motorcyclists dead after separate crashes this weekend

    February 28, 2016 3:43 PM

    BATON ROUGE – State Police say two people are dead after two separate motorcycle crashes that happened just three hours apart Saturday afternoon. According to Louisiana State Police, the first crash happened in West Baton Rouge Parish around 2:30 p.m. and the second crash happened in St. Martin Parish... more »
  • Suspect in BR bank robbery arrested after failed casino robbery attempt

    January 21, 2016 11:39 AM

    BATON ROUGE - Police have arrested a man wanted in connected with a robbery of the Chase Bank on Government Street earlier this month. According to Louisiana State Police, 51-year-old Gregory Chisolm, of New Orleans, was arrested Sunday after he tried to rob a casino in Lake Charles. ... more »
  • Police: Baton Rouge woman killed by impaired driver

    December 26, 2015 3:14 PM

    BATON ROUGE – Police said a Baton Rouge woman was killed in a head on crash when an impaired driver veered into her lane Saturday morning. Louisiana State Police said two cars collided happened on Nicholson Drive near Gardere Lane shortly before 6 a.m. According to Police, 37-year-old... more »
  • State police: Deputy shoots, kills man at Breaux Bridge home

    December 22, 2015 11:25 AM

    BREAUX BRIDGE - State police say a sheriff's deputy in Louisiana shot and killed a 32-year-old man inside his home. State police spokesman Master Trooper Brooks David says at least two sheriff's deputies were at the home of Michael Noel about 5:50 p.m. Monday when the shooting occurred. ... more »
  • Police: suspects open fire on unmarked unit in New Orleans

    December 12, 2015 3:55 PM

    NEW ORLEANS – State Police are currently searching for a stolen pickup truck and multiple persons of interests after someone opened fire on an unmarked State Police unit in New Orleans Friday. According to Louisiana State Police, the shooting happened around 7 p.m. Friday after an unmarked LSP unit... more »
  • I-10 reopens after 12 hour closure due to big rig pileup Play Video

    December 8, 2015 5:37 AM

    BATON ROUGE - Louisiana State Police reopened I-10 West through West Baton Rouge after a seven-vehicle pileup involving several tractor trailers forced it closed for around 12 hours. Trooper Nick Manale said investigators are still looking into the root cause of the wreck, which he said happened around 3... more »
  • LSP says no threats to Louisiana from Syrian refugee

    November 19, 2015 4:53 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Col. Mike Edmonson took to Facebook Thursday to give a point-by-point breakdown of how the Louisiana State Police responded to last week's terror attacks in France and give people an idea of the threats facing Louisiana. The short answer: there aren't any , according to Edmonson.... more »
  • Man arrested after leading police into Ponchatoula during high speed chase

    November 3, 2015 12:36 PM

    PONCHATOULA - State Police say they have taken a man into custody after he led troopers on a high speed chase near Ponchatoula early Tuesday. State Trooper Dustin Dwight told WWL-TV that 42-year-old Keith Wood's vehicle was disabled near the intersection of 3rd and East Pecan streets, which is... more »
  • Missing Texas girl found safe in Louisiana

    October 12, 2015 10:32 AM

    BATON ROUGE - Louisiana State Police said a girl taken from her Texas home by a Louisiana man was found safe in Sabine Parish Monday. LSP canceled the alert issued for 6-year-old Alexis "Lexi" Johnson, who was last seen Sunday in Houston in a pickup with 40-year-old Harvey... more »
  • LSP unit, DOTD vehicle damaged in crash with impaired driver

    September 23, 2015 1:26 PM

    GONZALES - A Louisiana State Police patrol unit was damaged after an impaired driver from Florida crashed into it in the early morning hours of Wednesday. State police said a trooper was investigating a crash on LA 30 at Ashland Road in Gonzales when a Ford F-350 pickup truck,... more »
  • Relative: State trooper shooting suspect had drinking problem

    August 25, 2015 3:43 PM

    CALCASIEU PARISH - The sister-in-law of the man accused of fatally shooting a Louisiana state trooper in southwest Louisiana described him as "a good person until he started drinking." Diane Daigle said Tuesday that her brother-in-law Kevin Daigle needed help for problems but received very little. She described him... more »
  • State Police investigate shooting where suspect wielded BB gun

    July 29, 2015 2:29 PM

    HOUMA - Louisiana State Police detectives are investigating an officer involved shooting that happened just before noon on Monday near the intersection of Woodlawn Ranch Road and LA 56 in Terrebonne Parish. According to State Police, the shooting happened at the end of a chase involving a theft suspect... more »
  • Web resources to make your trip to the beach a breeze

    June 9, 2015 1:09 PM

    BATON ROUGE - As summer enters full swing, many families from the Capitol Areas will be hitting the Interstate Systems to head to various vacation destinations, and state officials have plenty of helpful resources to ensure safe and efficient journeys for everyone hitting the road. The Louisiana Department of... more »
  • $390,000 worth of cocaine seized in I-12 traffic stop

    May 15, 2015 2:02 PM

    HAMMOND - Louisiana State Police said a traffic stop on I-12 in Tangipahoa Parish Friday morning led to a pair of arrests and the seizure of more than $390,000 worth of cocaine. According to LSP, a trooper pulled over a Chevrolet Sonic on I-12 east of I-55 shortly after... more »
  • State police arrest 34 in insurance fraud investigation

    May 7, 2015 11:14 AM

    BATON ROUGE - Louisiana State Police say a two month investigation into insurance fraud and auto theft led to the arrest of 34 people across the state. Troopers say in news release its Insurance Fraud and Auto Theft unit investigated staged crashes, fraudulent injury claims, worker's compensation fraud, forged medical... more »
  • Jindal budget seeks to move $72M from roads to state police

    March 24, 2015 4:33 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Despite criticism about the budgeting maneuver, Gov. Bobby Jindal proposes to divert even larger sums of state gasoline tax revenue away from road work next year to pay for state police operations. Lawmakers on the House Appropriations Committee learned Tuesday that Jindal's budget recommendation for next year... more »
  • NOLA tourism pays LSP $2.5 million for added patrols Play Video

    February 12, 2015 5:18 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Ahead of a busy tourism season, city leaders in New Orleans are dolling out cash for extra protection. The tourism industry is paying state police $2.5 million to stick around long after the last beads fall. Superintendent Mike Edmonson says troopers are carefully selected from... more »
  • Lawmakers approve partial raise for LSP Play Video

    January 16, 2015 11:31 AM

    BATON ROUGE - Facing a deep budget deficit due to plunging oil prices, lawmakers on the state's joint budget committee approved a 20 percent raise for Louisiana State Police Friday. The vote was 37-8 in favor of the raise, which will affect almost 1,000 troopers starting Monday. It's short... more »
  • LSP expecting 30 percent pay raise Friday Play Video

    January 13, 2015 5:34 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Despite the state facing a deficit of more than a billion dollars, Louisiana State Police is expected to get a 30 percent pay increase in salaries for nearly 1,000 troopers. Starting pay, with benefits, would go from around $35,000 to $46,000. The increase was approved last... more »
  • La. State Police cadets report to training Play Video

    November 30, 2014 11:31 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Cadet class #93, reported for training Sunday for the intensive 20 weeks of defensive tactics, pursuit driving, firearms and ethics training. Upon completion the 72 cadets will earn the title to become Louisiana State Troopers. Louisiana State Police Superintendent, Col. Mike Edmonson says, "This badge... more »
  • LSP warns drivers not to park along interstates

    November 25, 2014 1:34 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Authorities in south Louisiana said they're dealing with an increasing problem near interstates this hunting season. It's not animals that are popping up, though. It's cars and trucks parking to go after them. State Police said Tuesday an increasing number of vehicles are parking on... more »
  • 5 die in crash on way to Disney World, police say

    November 20, 2014 11:27 AM

    CALHOUN - Louisiana State Police say three children and two adults from a family in Texas were killed when their vehicle veered off the interstate and rolled over in northeast Louisiana. State police spokesman Michael Reichardt says the car was driven by a 16-year-old who likely fell asleep at the... more »
  • Driver in deadly wreck was veteran with PTSD, mom says

    October 31, 2014 11:21 PM

    BREAUX BRIDGE- The mother of a driver implicated in a crash where two children died and a third was left in critical condition at a hospital in Baton Rouge said her son was PTSD and needed help. Jeremy Abraham , 32, hit and killed Cornasha Flugence, 15, Kylee Henry,... more »
  • Homicide charges announced in Breaux Bridge crash

    October 31, 2014 11:44 AM

    BATON ROUGE - State Police held a press conference Friday morning following the deaths of two Breaux Bridge teens during a Thursday morning crash. Troopers say just before 7:30 a.m. on Oct. 30, 32-year-old Jeremy Abraham was driving his pickup truck more than twice the speed limit before hitting... more »

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