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  • 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 check to see if lock exists for regeneration 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 check to see if lock exists for regeneration 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 check to see if lock exists for regeneration 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 check to see if lock exists for regeneration 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 »
  • Judge rules LSP retirement hike unconstitutional

    September 16, 2014 5:31 AM

    BATON ROUGE - A state district judge ruled Tuesday that a last-minute retirement hike lawmakers gave to the state police superintendent violates Louisiana's constitution. Judge Janice Clark issued the ruling after a hearing Tuesday morning in Baton Rouge. State Sen. Dan Claitor, a Baton Rouge Republican, filed a... more »
  • State police leader's pension hike up for review

    September 4, 2014 11:04 AM

    BATON ROUGE - Louisiana's state police retirement system board is holding a special meeting to consider its response to a last-minute retirement boost that lawmakers approved for the state police superintendent. Attorneys for the board say the pension hike for Col. Mike Edmonson wasn't properly passed. They will present their... more »
  • State police now offer online crash photo ordering

    August 7, 2014 11:40 AM

    BATON ROUGE - Louisiana State Police announced Thursday that the public now has the option to order crash photographs online at their website to make the process easier. The photographs of crashes investigated by troopers can be ordered from the same page of the LSP website where crash reports... more »
  • 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 check to see if lock exists for regeneration 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 check to see if lock exists for regeneration 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 check to see if lock exists for regeneration 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 check to see if lock exists for regeneration 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 check to see if lock exists for regeneration 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 check to see if lock exists for regeneration 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 check to see if lock exists for regeneration 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 »

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