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  • Retirement system reviewing last-minute law change

    July 30, 2014 3:11 PM

    BATON ROUGE - An investigation into the last-minute passage of a pension hike for the state police superintendent continues, despite Col. Mike Edmonson's decision not to accept the increase. Irwin Felps, executive director of the Louisiana State Police Retirement System, said Wednesday the system's attorneys are reviewing whether the law... more »
  • Four arrested with designer drugs

    July 1, 2014 3:58 PM

    PORT ALLEN - State Police arrested four Florida residents after narcotics agents found 20 pounds of drugs during traffic stops in West Baton Rouge Parish, a haul worth half-a-million dollars. Troopers said 32-year-old Tavis Williams, 43-year-old Maurice Jackson, 53-year-old Cecil Saddler, and 30-year-old Wilhelmina Foster worked together to try... more »
  • Crashes and stalled vehicles cause more I-10 delays

    May 16, 2014 3:30 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Only hours after congestion cleared from a late morning crash with serious injuries on I-10 westbound, Louisiana State Police said delays and congestion can again be expected on I-10. LSP said they are currently working to clear a six car crash, a stalled vehicle, and a... more »
  • Over 1,000 pounds of drugs seized in traffic stops

    March 25, 2014 11:52 AM

    BATON ROUGE - Louisiana State Police have seized over 1,000 pounds of drugs in the last few weeks during routine traffic stops, leading to multiple arrests. Drugs seized included nearly 1,000 pounds of marijuana, 11 pounds of cocaine, plus MDMA and codeine. Also found were thousands of dollars in... more »
  • DEQ: Husband and wife ran inspection sticker scheme Play Video

    March 20, 2014 8:43 PM

    GONZALEZ - A husband and wife running an inspection sticker business are accused of cutting corners and putting unfit cars on the road. Louisiana State Police and the Department of Environmental Quality arrested Chad Ledet and Yolande Ledet for falsifying public documents. The two run Terry's Express in Gonzales... more »
  • Man arrested for extortion of legislator

    March 14, 2014 12:13 PM

    MONROE - State Police accused a north Louisiana man of extorting a state representative. Investigators said 31-year-old Roy Green sent an email saying that if the representative didn't support marijuana reform , he "would personally see to it that your office and livelihood are placed into danger." During... more »
  • Program announced to make wreck sites safer

    February 4, 2014 3:53 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Louisiana State Police and state traffic officials announced plans Tuesday to begin training troopers and other law enforcement and emergency personnel in a new way to handle wrecks and road closures. Col. Mike Edmonson, LSP superintendent, said the Traffic Incident Management System would create a standard... more »
  • Police: Deadly crash in Ascension Parish

    December 8, 2013 11:00 AM

    ASCENSION PARISH - State police say a Mississippi man is dead after crashing his car in Ascension Parish. Officials say 47-year-old Frankie L. Glaskox ran his car off River Road east of Hwy 22 into a ditch and struck a tree. According to authorities, Glaskox was not wearing... more »
  • Troopers identify deadly crash victim on Highland

    December 7, 2013 12:29 PM

    BATON ROUGE - State police say a deadly crash on Highland near Pecue in Baton Rouge is under investigation. Troopers say, 28-year-old Matthew J. Tucker of Pineville died of his injuries when he drifted off the road to the right, over corrected and ran off the road into a... more »
  • LSP raids massage parlors

    November 25, 2013 1:24 PM

    PORT ALLEN - State Police raided two Port Allen massage parlors Monday after a two-month investigation into prostitution at the businesses. Detectives said Youngs Therapy and Rainbow Therapeutic both advertised on "backpage.com," which investigators say has been known to carry ads for prosititution. Authorities said undercover agents went into... more »
  • Couple dies on Interstate in West Baton Rouge

    November 16, 2013 4:35 PM

    WEST BATON ROUGE - Louisiana State Police are investigating a West Baton Rouge Parish crash involving two vehicles that left two people dead. State police say the fatal crash happened Friday night after 11:00 p.m. on I-10 near Lobdell. Farnis Keller, Jr., was traveling I-10 east when he lost control... more »
  • La. State Police rescued missing Fla. child

    October 1, 2013 11:39 AM

    HENDERSON - Louisiana State Police have rescued a missing 5-month-old child from Florida. Officers were on the lookout for a blue Chrysler Town and Country van traveling west on I-10. Trooper Stephen Hammons says officers stopped the van yesterday afternoon around 4:30 and found the child in the vehicle... more »
  • State police chief briefed on global travel alert

    August 2, 2013 4:31 PM

    BATON ROUGE - The head of Louisiana State Police says he's been briefed by the FBI and federal homeland security officials about the global travel alert that was issued by the United States. Col. Mike Edmonson said Friday that he's been assured there's no indication of any threat to Louisiana.... more »
  • Police plan summer-long DWI crackdown Play Video

    July 1, 2013 9:30 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Local and State Police promise to be out in full force to catch people driving drunk this holiday weekend. "We know individuals are out there driving irresponsibly," said Baton Rouge Police Sgt. L'Jean McKneely. Starting Tuesday night through the Fourth of July weekend, the department... more »
  • Law enforcement honored for heroic efforts Play Video

    May 16, 2013 5:49 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Today is a day of honor and remembrance for Louisiana State Troopers, to remember those who have fallen, a memorial was held for troopers who gave their lives in the line of duty. The name of each fallen trooper was read aloud during a memorial service... more »
  • Woman threatens Gov. Jindal by crashing car into mansion gate Play Video

    March 27, 2013 10:36 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Louisiana State Police arrested a woman accused of using her car as a battering ram and smashing it into security gates at the (new) Governor's Mansion in Baton Rouge. According to arrest records, on March 8th at 5:41 pm, Cheryl Aljuwani, 51, crashed her car into... more »
  • Some cell phones can't reach LSP emergency line Play Video

    February 25, 2013 4:18 PM

    BATON ROUGE- Verizon Wireless users statewide could be left out in the cold during an emergency on the road. A Verizon spokeswoman company told News 2 that a problem with their network does not allow customers to access *LSP or 577. She said the company was unaware of the... more »
  • State Police: Driver in deadly crash was drunk

    October 4, 2012 1:26 PM

    PRAIRIEVILLE - Louisiana State Police say a Gonzales man was driving drunk when he triggered a deadly crash in Prairieville last week. Ashton Claiborne, 29, was arrested Wednesday after test results showed he was drunk at the time of the crash. It happened Friday morning on Highway 73... more »
  • Man tries to steal car full of cops

    August 2, 2012 5:37 PM

    SHREVEPORT - State Police arrested a man after they said he tried to steal an unmarked police car while three officers were inside. "He's not one of your smarter ones," Chris Turner with the U.S. Marshals Office told KTBS-TV in Shreveport. Trooper Matt Harris said yesterday Joshua Adam... more »
  • Troopers asked to patrol interstate in New Orleans

    July 2, 2012 10:15 AM

    NEW ORLEANS - State troopers haven't patrolled the interstate system in New Orleans in decades - and the police chief wants that to change. Police Superintendent Ronal Serpas is asking for state troopers to patrol New Orleans' busy interstate system, according to WVUE-TV. Last week Serpas told the City Council... more »
  • Most Wanted Sex Offenders: How you can learn who they are Play Video

    May 16, 2012 10:08 PM

    BATON ROUGE- Law enforcement across the region are cracking-down on sex offenders who are skipping-out on the law. Corey Angelo Williams was one of them. He was profiled in a series of News 2 reports over the last month. After our report, he was caught. Williams was arrested on... more »
  • Browning: Better oversight comes with return to Fire Marshal Office

    May 4, 2012 10:23 PM

    BATON ROUGE- Better oversight of how your money is spent after a bizarre series of events. The change is at the State Fire Marshal's Office, where Butch Browning, who was out as the head of the agency two weeks ago, is back in. State Police Col. Mike... more »
  • Wild police chase in Port Allen ends in arrest Play Video

    December 6, 2011 1:01 PM

    PORT ALLEN - A high-speed chase in Port Allen this afternoon involved two stolen cars, a car crash, a foot pursuit and ended with an alleged car burglar in handcuffs, according to Louisiana State Police. Louisiana State Police Trooper Russell Graham confirms to News 2 that a man accused... more »
  • Several injured after car wreck on LA 16

    October 15, 2011 3:11 PM

    According to Louisiana State Police several people were injured after a car wreck on LA 16 and Lockhart Road Saturday afternoon. Right now no word on how many people were involved, however none suffered serious injuries. Stay with News 2 as this story develops. more »
  • Troopers arrest fugitive from Florida

    September 17, 2011 1:01 PM

    HAMMOND, La.- A traffic stop on Interstate 12 has resulted in the arrest of a fugitive from Florida. Louisiana State Police say 33-year-old James Watkins, of Brooksville, Fla., was stopped about 4:30 p.m. Friday near the Tangipahoa-Livingston parish line after troopers received an alert to be on the lookout... more »
  • Man arrested after investigation of fatal crash

    September 11, 2011 12:29 PM

    UPDATE: Louisiana State Police arrested James Watts, 31, of Denham Springs after he was involved in a crash that killed a 16-year-old. Investigators say Watts was driving 90 mph in a 45 mph zone when the crash occurred. Watts was booked in the East Baton Rouge Parish Prison... more »
  • 1 killed in crash in Central

    September 9, 2011 7:01 PM

    State Police are investigating a crash that left one person dead in Central. Investigators say a car was turning onto Greenwell Springs Road at about 5:30 p.m. and was hit by an oncoming pickup. The driver of the car was killed. Police have not released the name... more »
  • Trooper ducked for cover during Katrina shootings

    July 5, 2011 5:25 PM

    NEW ORLEANS - A Louisiana State Police trooper who witnessed part of a deadly encounter between police and residents on a New Orleans bridge after Hurricane Katrina recalls ducking for cover because he thought he and other officers were under fire. But the trooper, Michael Baron, testified Tuesday at... more »
  • No Refusal for drunk drivers

    July 1, 2011 9:09 PM

    The Fourth of July weekend will be a "no refusal" holiday. Law enforcement is coming down hard on drunk driving. State Police will have check points and local police will be out in full force looking for people driving under the influence. As far as State Police are concerned, "no"... more »
  • LSP: Five missed head counts helped trusties escape

    June 1, 2011 4:55 PM

    BATON ROUGE- Louisiana State Police Colonel Mike Edmonson told reporters today two trusties who managed to escape this year did so after Department of Public Safety workers missed five separate head counts. A lengthy investigation into how Ricky Wedgeworth and Darian Pierce escaped revealed that information. A Department... more »
  • Driver hit by train dies from injuries

    May 31, 2011 3:48 PM

    DONALDSONVILLE - An Ascension Parish driver has died after he was hit by a train he was trying to outrun, according to Louisiana State Police. Trooper Russell Graham said Jeremy Brassett, 31, of Prairieville was hit by the train at a crossing on LA 70 around 6 p.m. Monday.... more »
  • 10 killed in car accidents during holiday weekend

    May 31, 2011 9:23 AM

    BATON ROUGE- Ten people were killed in traffic crashes during the Memorial Day weekend. Louisiana State Police reported seven different incidents in which at least one person was killed. In Baton Rouge, two people were killed in two single-vehicle crashes. These crashes both involved vehicles that veered off... more »
  • Front-runner emerges in BRPD Chief selection process

    May 26, 2011 10:13 PM

    BATON ROUGE- News 2 has learned the front runner for Baton Rouge Police Chief is State Police Maj. Donald Dewayne White. Mayor Kip Holden will announce his decision today at a 10 a.m. press conference. White, 51, is the commander of the emergency services unit at Louisiana State Police.... more »
  • Man from Kentwood dies after motorcycle crash

    May 21, 2011 3:37 PM

    FOLSOM, La.- A man from Kentwood, La. died after after he was hit on his motorcycle, according to Louisiana State Police. The accident happened at the intersection of LA 40 and LA 1080 in St. Tammany Parish yesterday afternoon. State Police identified the victim as 25-year-old Jared Guthrie. ... more »
  • Exit ramps closed due to high water

    May 21, 2011 9:44 AM

    BATON ROUGE- The east and westbound exit ramps off I-10 at LA 975 in Iberville Parish are closed because of high water. Both exit ramps have been closed to traffic and for turn-arounds. Interstate 10 intersects LA 975 west of Ramah at milepost 127. DOTD has placed barricades at... more »
  • Rider dies after motorcycles collide

    May 8, 2011 10:59 AM

    IOTA, La.- Louisiana State Police say one man was killed when two motorcycles collided in Acadia Parish. A news release said both motorcycles were traveling north on Louisiana 91 on Saturday night and collided while riding side by side around a curve. Both motorcycles ran off the road and... more »
  • Escaped trusties silent, back in LSP custody

    March 22, 2011 6:13 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Two trusties who escaped early in March, fled to Tennessee, and are accused of killing a man in Mississippi returned to Baton Rouge Tuesday morning. Before News Two's cameras, both Ricky Wedgeworth and Darian Pierce were silent. Officers who drove them from the Shelby County Jail... more »
  • Police seize 45 pounds of marijuana

    March 12, 2011 9:54 AM

    BATON ROUGE, La.- Two Alabama men have been arrested in Louisiana after police stopped their vehicle on Interstate 10 and allegedly found 45 pounds of marijuana and more than $22,000 in cash bundled with the drugs. Louisiana State Police say the driver, 31-year-old Johnny Stevenson, of Marion, Ala., and... more »
  • Trusties still on the run after escaping from LSP Compound

    March 7, 2011 4:13 PM

    BATON ROUGE- Louisiana State Police Troopers are still searching for two trusties who drove off the grounds of the LSP Compound Friday. The Dodge van the men left the compound in was found over the weekend. Inside, investigators recovered the green issued clothing that the inmates wore. Darian... more »
  • Glue spill stops traffic near Denham Springs

    March 7, 2011 12:41 PM

    UPDATE 4:49 p.m. - State Police say all lanes are back open from this cleanup. DENHAM SPRINGS - Three lanes of Highway 16 are closed north of Denham Springs because of a glue spill. Both northbound lanes and one southbound lane is closed near Miley Road. Police... more »
  • Search continues, troopers find DPS van used by two escaped trustees

    March 5, 2011 1:25 PM

    BATON ROUGE- Louisiana State Police located the Department of Public Safety van that two trustees used to escape from the Louisiana State Police Headquarters. Troopers found the van on US 61 south of LA 965. Police say the trustees, Ricky Wedgeworth, 36, of Tennessee and Darian Peirce, 33, of... more »
  • State Police: drugs, alcohol suspected in fatal crash

    March 5, 2011 10:36 AM

    INDEPENDENCE, La.- Louisiana State Police suspect drugs, alcohol and speed were factors in a fatal crash that happened Friday night on LA 40. State Police say Alvin Smith, 34, of Springfield, La. died after driving off the road and into a utility pole. Troopers submitted a sample of... more »
  • 1 killed, 3 injured in Natchitoches Parish wreck

    February 26, 2011 5:39 PM

    NATCHITOCHES, La.- State police in Natchitoches Parish say one person was killed and three others injured in an accident on Louisiana Highway 6. The Friday night accident happened when the driver of a westbound Chevrolet pulled to the shoulder and attempted a u-turn in front of a westbound Ford,... more »
  • La. State Police investigating two deadly crashes

    January 22, 2011 10:56 AM

    Louisiana State Police are investigating two deadly crashes that happened Friday evening. The first crash happened on I-55 in Tangipahoa Parish. Investigators say 20-year-old Jerome Johnson was hit by a car while walking across the road. Several people who were with Johnson told investigators he attempted suicide by... more »
  • Update: I-12E to remain closed into the evening

    December 31, 2010 12:58 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Update: 4:45 p.m. Both trailers are upright, offloaded and should be towed from the area shortly. However, I-12 will remain closed a few hours longer while cleanup crews deal with the compressor oil that leaked while the trailer was overturned. They will also take time... more »
  • Troopers searching for person involved in hit and run

    December 21, 2010 6:20 AM

    PORT VINCENT - Louisiana State Police are investigating a hit and run crash that happened Monday around 11:30 p.m. on LA 42 east of LA 431 in Ascension Parish. The 22-year-old female is in critical condition. Troopers say a silver Toyota 4-Runner or Toyota Tacoma Pre-Runner hit a pedestrian and... more »
  • Victim identified in fatal Iberville Parish crash

    December 20, 2010 9:06 AM

    PLAQUEMINE - Louisiana State Police say James Hayes died in a crash Sunday night on LA 1 at LA 1148 in Iberville Parish. Troopers say a tractor-trailer was turning left onto LA 1 when a vehicle driven by Hayes hit the trailer and burst into flames. Hayes was not wearing... more »
  • La. bailbondsmen arrested for extrotion, theft and kidnapping

    December 6, 2010 12:49 PM

    A pair of bail bondsmen were arrested in St. Mary parish by state troopers. 38-year-old Chad Bonvillian of Houma, and 46-year-old Bobby Jackson of New Iberia are charged with extortion, felony theft and second degree kidnapping. Investigators say Bonvillian and Jackson posted bond for someone who failed to... more »
  • Medal of Valor given to eight LSP troopers

    December 1, 2010 5:42 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Eight State Police troopers were awarded the highest honor the agency gives for their efforts at a massive explosion and fire earlier this year. The troopers were given the Medal of Valor after Col. Mike Edmonson said they risked their lives directing firefighters when Coco Resources... more »
  • 76 ticketed for texting while driving

    November 12, 2010 10:18 PM

    BATON ROUGE- It still isn't clear how effective the new law is and state police say tickets aren't the only way to make this new law work. So far 76 people across the state have been ticketed for texting while driving. But State Police say tickets aren’t the only... more »
  • Deadly crash under investigation near Houma

    November 4, 2010 9:13 AM

    Louisiana State Police are investigating a deadly crash in Terrebonne Parish. It happened Wednesday night on North Hollywood Road. Troopers say Brett Himel was headed east when he ran off the road, over corrected, then swerved back onto the road and hit Mathew Bourgeois. Himel was not wearing a seatbelt.... more »
  • Troopers investigating crash in Lafourche Parish

    November 3, 2010 9:20 AM

    BOLLINGER - Louisiana State Police investigated a deadly crash on LA 24 in Lafourche Parish. Troopers say Leonard Folse was headed south when his car rotated counter-clockwise, crossed the centerline, and hit Richard Racki. Folse was pronounced dead on the scene. State police do not know if alcohol is involved... more »
  • Morgan City man dies in St. Martin Parish crash

    November 1, 2010 5:53 AM

    MORGAN CITY - State police are investigating a two vehicle crash involving a motorcycle on La. Highway 997 in Stephensville that killed 19-year-old Blake Mayon. Investigators say Mayon apparently lost control of his motorcycle and skidded into the path of the van. The driver of the van was not injured. more »
  • UPDATE: I-10 reopen after poisonous gas leak

    October 30, 2010 9:59 AM

    Interstate 10 is reopen between I-49 and LA 415. Officials say an 18-wheeler was leaking a poisonous gas because of a loose valve. The truck was transporting Silicon Tetrafluoride, which is an inhalation hazard. Emergency and cleanup crews are at the scene. No homes were evacuated. News... more »
  • Gonzales woman dies in St. Landry Parish crash

    October 18, 2010 6:42 AM

    State police say a 21-year-old Gonzales woman was killed in a one-vehicle accident in St. Landry Parish. The accident happened at 2:57 a.m. Saturday on La. Highway 103 northwest of Opelousas. Troopers say Tabatha Guidin's car ran off the road, hit a concrete culvert and overturned. Guidin was pronounced dead... more »
  • School bus involved fatal Vernon Parish crash

    September 29, 2010 6:47 AM

    Louisiana State Police are investigating a school bus-truck accident that killed a Texas man and injured two children on the bus. The accident occurred around 3:45 p.m. Tuesday on La. Highway 28 east of Leesville. Investigators say a pickup driven by Jimmy D. Pollock of Newton, Texas, ran into the... more »
  • Pollock man killed in crash

    September 28, 2010 5:41 AM

    State police are investigating a single vehicle crash that killed a 30-year-old Pollock man. It happened Monday on a Grant Parish road near Pollock. Troopers say a pickup driven by Adam B. Cochran left the roadway and hit a tree. Investigators say Cochran was not wearing a seatbelt and was... more »
  • One killed in Assumption Parish crash

    September 27, 2010 7:29 AM

    Louisiana State Police say one man died in a crash on LA 70, east of LA 996 in Assumption Parish. Cardell Anderson was headed westbound when he missed a curve, ran off the road, re-entered the roadway and overturned. All five people in the vehicle were ejected. Tammy Ross, a... more »
  • Teen killed during hayride

    September 26, 2010 10:24 AM

    A teenager was killed after falling off a trailer during a hayride. Louisiana State Police identified the victim as 19-year-old Nathan Trepagnier. The hayride was part of the homecoming festivities for a fraternity at Nicholls State University. Police say Trepagnier fell off the front of the trailer and... more »
  • State police chief promotes police cooperation

    September 23, 2010 5:20 AM

    The head of Louisiana State Police says he has made visiting law enforcement agencies throughout the state to solidify partnerships a priority for his administration. Col. Michael D. Edmonson told about 100 Leesville residents this week that what's most important to people is for Louisiana law enforcement to work together.... more »
  • Arrests made in Mumford Fieldhouse television thefts

    September 20, 2010 3:09 PM

    Police arrested five people this morning in the case involving more than 17 televisions stolen from the Mumford Fieldhouse at Southern University in October 2009. Police are still searching for one person. Police arrested 19-year-old Trey Brown. 17-year-old Avughtee Jones was also involved but wasn’t arrested because he was already... more »
  • Police give update on 'No Refusal' weekend

    September 7, 2010 5:45 PM

    Louisiana State Police called the "No Refusal" weekend a success. Troopers said they worked zero fatalities during the Labor Day holiday weekend. Five people died in alcohol-related accidents last year. More than 50 law enforcement agencies took part in a program to crackdown on DWI's. The "No Refusal" campaign... more »
  • State police investigate New Iberia shooting death

    August 26, 2010 12:01 PM

    State Police are investigating a second officer-involved shooting. A 50-year-old man was shot in New Iberia by Iberia Parish Sheriff's deputies Wednesday night. Mark Haas was fatally shot during a standoff at his home. Trooper Stephen Hammons said Haas walked out of his house, and started firing a rifle at... more »
  • TPSO deputies involved in shooting

    August 26, 2010 9:13 AM

    Louisiana State Police are investigating a case involving Tangipahoa Parish deputies who shot and killed a Ponchatoula man. Tangipahoa deputies say they were executing a narcotics and weapons related search warrant at a home in Ponchatoula, when the suspect 58-year-old Charles J. Meyn aka "Booby" allegedly pointed his gun and... more »
  • State plans to crack down on arsonists

    August 24, 2010 5:50 PM

    New tools could help put more arsonists behind bars. The State Fire Marshal's Office unveiled six new fire and arson investigation trailers today. "I will tell you we're not doing a good job. There are more fires across this state that are not being investigated," said Butch Browning, State... more »
  • Oil well in Assumption Parish no longer spewing

    August 24, 2010 5:32 PM

    An oil well in Assumption Parish is no longer spewing. It sealed itself overnight. Work on a relief well could take anywhere between three and six weeks. News 2’s Michael Shingleton talked exclusively with State Police during a ride along today and got answers on when people can go... more »
  • Blown well in Assumption Parish stops on its own

    August 24, 2010 10:36 AM

    State police say an oil and gas blowout in Assumption Parish has stopped on its own. Trooper Bryan Zeringue said the exploratory well northwest of Paincourtville "bridged," or likely filled in with sand early Tuesday. The Mantle Oil and Gas LLC well had been spewing oil, gas, brine,... more »
  • Woman killed in roadway

    August 9, 2010 8:21 AM

    Louisiana State Police say 21-year-old Renaesha Carter died after she was struck by a car in Ascension Parish. It happened just after midnight Monday on LA 70 east of LA 3120 near the Sunshine Bridge. The driver of the car stopped and attempted to move Carter from the outside eastbound... more »
  • Teen killed in Rapides Parish crash

    August 9, 2010 6:24 AM

    State police say a Deville teenager died when his van ran off La. Highway 115 and struck a tree. Newton M. Hooper II was not wearing his seatbelt and was partially ejected. Hooper was pronounced dead at the scene. more »
  • Power lines fall on car in Livingston Parish

    August 5, 2010 11:55 AM

    Power lines fell on top of a vehicle this morning in Livingston Parish, near the intersection of Florida Blvd. and Juban Road. The incident occured around 9:30am, as a powerful thunderstorm moved through the area. Four people were trapped in the car until first responders were able to... more »
  • Pedestrian struck in deadly crash was fleeing from police

    August 4, 2010 4:27 PM

    Update : The pedestrian struck on Interstate 10 westbound west of LA 415 late Monday night was fleeing from West Baton Rouge deputies and handcuffed at the time. Louisiana State Police said 39-year-old Walter Ellison, Jr., Rex, GA, was the passenger in a Kenilworth tractor trailer rig that was... more »
  • Metairie man arrested after counterfeiting investigation

    August 4, 2010 12:58 PM

    A Metairie man is in jail after he was caught with hundreds of counterfeit money orders. State Police Troop B says investigators discovered a FedEx package containing 325 bogus money orders being sent to 54 year old Brian Kent. It was sent from Nigeria. U.S. Immigration and... more »
  • Police identify pedestrian struck in deadly crash

    August 3, 2010 10:03 PM

    Update : The pedestrian struck on Interstate 10 westbound west of LA 415 last night has been identified. Louisiana State Police said 39-year-old Walter Ellison, Jr., Rex, GA, stepped into the path of a pickup truck being driven by 47-year-old Juana Zamora, Bonita Springs, FL. Police said Ellison was... more »
  • Pedestrian killed in West Baton Rouge Parish

    August 3, 2010 6:31 AM

    Louisiana State Police are investigating a deadly crash involving a pedestrian on Interstate 10 westbound west of LA 415. State police say the pedestrian stepped into the path of a truck driven by Juana Zamora. The pickup struck and killed the pedestrian. Troopers do not suspect alcohol to have been... more »
  • I-10 in both directions near Ramah could be shutdown for hours

    July 29, 2010 5:48 PM

    Louisiana State Police is telling News 2 that I-10 both east and westbound near Ramah/Grosse Tete could be shutdown throughout the night, possibly into tomorrow morning. Those coming east from Lafayette need to take Hwy 190 to Baton Rouge to avoid the present detours. News 2 will have... more »
  • Prairieville man arrested for child pornography

    July 27, 2010 6:09 PM

    A Prairieville man has been arrested for child pornography. Louisiana State Police said a search warrant was executed at 18-year-old James Eskins’ home, where police found several images indicative of child pornography on Eskins’ laptop computer. Eskins was out of town at the time. Detectives booked Eskins into the Ascension... more »
  • Fatal accident in Zachary

    July 27, 2010 8:57 AM

    Two people died in an accident on Plank Road, north of Port Hudson-Pride Road this morning, according to Louisiana State Police. Authorities were called to the scene shortly after 7:30a.m., but it appears the car ran off the the side of the road overnight. Crews are currently cutting... more »
  • Miss. man booked on molestation counts in La.

    July 27, 2010 6:40 AM

    A Mississippi man is accused of molesting young girls in Lafourche Parish. Louisiana State Police arrested Celestino Garcia, of Brookhaven, Miss., and booked him on counts of aggravated rape, molestation of a juvenile and oral sexual battery. His bail was set at $175,000. Troopers say Garcia, believed to be a... more »
  • Lafayette man dies in 1 vehicle crash

    July 21, 2010 7:41 AM

    State police say a 49-year-old Lafayette man died in a traffic accident on La. Highway 1252 near Carencro. Troopers say Joseph F. Benoit was pronounced dead at the scene Tuesday night. Investigators say a Jeep ran off the road, struck a tree and overturned several times. The Jeep's driver, 63-year-old... more »

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