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  • 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 »
  • Louisiana State Police redeploy troopers to New Orleans

    March 12, 2015 3:19 AM

    BATON ROUGE - Additional state troopers will redeploy this week to the City of New Orleans to support the New Orleans Police Department's efforts to deter crime. Louisiana State Police Col. Mike Edmonson said Wednesday they've been planning the redeployment since the completion of this year's Mardi Gras detail. Edmonson... 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 »
  • Mystery child gives trooper loving Christmas card

    December 25, 2014 9:37 PM

    HOUMA - A state trooper was shocked by a little girl, who handed him a Christmas card at a store. The girl handed him a card, then left. When the trooper opened it, it read "the gift of love, the gift of peace, and the gift of joy; May... 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 »
  • 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 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 "," 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 »
  • LSP: Woman killed by St. John deputy

    January 24, 2013 11:01 AM

    LAPLACE- State police are investigating a fatal shooting involving St. John the Baptist Parish deputies. Trooper Nick Manale says a deputy stopped the woman for a traffic violation around 3:30 a.m. Thursday. Manale says as the deputy approached the car, the woman flashed a gun and fled the scene. A... 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 »
  • EBR Schools adding buses to deal with traffic jams

    August 22, 2012 1:08 PM

    BATON ROUGE- More school buses will be on the streets when the school day ends Wednesday. About 20 buses will be added to regular routes since the accident on I-10 has gridlocked city streets. "The East Baton Rouge Parish School System has experienced service delays with many of... more »
  • LSP: I-10 closure to last through the night Play Video

    August 22, 2012 10:22 AM

    BATON ROUGE - Louisiana State Police said a wreck and chemical spill which closed I-10 in Baton Rouge will likely keep the interstate closed through the night. Trooper Russell Graham said Hazmat crews are working to make the scene safe, after a tanker full of iso-butane wrecked and spilled... 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 »
  • State police watching for dirty tags

    July 30, 2012 9:15 AM

    NEW ORLEANS - Louisiana state police and local law enforcement agencies are telling motorists to clean off their dirty license plates. State police say in a news release the motorists caught with their license plates obscured in any way, including by dirt, mud or frames that cover part of... more »
  • New leader chosen for Office of Motor Vehicles

    July 20, 2012 5:41 PM

    BATON ROUGE, La. - A former deputy commander of the Louisiana State Police and trucking industry official will be Louisiana's next motor vehicles commissioner. Stephen Campbell was announced Friday as the new leader of the Office of Motor Vehicles by Col. Mike Edmonson, deputy secretary of the Department of Public... 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 »
  • 15-year-old dies, one critical in Slaughter crash that killed 5 others

    June 1, 2012 10:37 AM

    BATON ROUGE - A 15-year-old died Friday night after sustaining injuries in a crash in Slaughter that left five others dead. His 13-year-old brother remains in critical condition, according to the victims family. State Police said the man accused causing the crash in East Feliciana Parish had a blood... more »
  • Driver, deputy exchange fire outside truck stop

    May 23, 2012 3:01 PM

    VILLE PLATTE - State Police confirmed they are investigating an officer-involved shooting that left nobody injured in St. Landry Parish today. Trooper Stepheh Hammons said a St. Landry Parish sheriff's deputy and an armed motorist exchanged fire after the deputy stopped the driver for a traffic violation. It... 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 »
  • Traffic Management Team discusses solutions to shutdowns

    March 29, 2012 11:32 AM

    BATON ROUGE - The Baton Rouge Traffic Incident Management Team is meeting today. The Traffic Management Team meets quarterly and includes several agencies like the Louisiana State Police, the Louisiana Department of Transportation and Development, local law enforcement, and fire and emergency medical services. Under discussion today are... more »
  • Suspect captured in attempted murder of state trooper Play Video

    March 23, 2012 9:51 AM

    BATON ROUGE - Louisiana State Police captured the suspect accused of trying to run over a trooper early Friday morning. Police found Jakarta Carter Jones, 35, at a Baton Rouge motel and was brought in for questioning. Investigators say Jones led a trooper on a chase through the... more »
  • Livingston bicycle crash claims life of young boy

    March 18, 2012 10:40 AM

    ALBANY - State Police say a crash Saturday night in Livingston Parish has taken the life of a young bicyclist, but was unavoidable by the driver who struck him. It happened on LA 43 north of US 190 shortly after 7:30 p.m. Troopers say Kaylin McKinney, 32, of... 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 »
  • LSP: Three dead after car runs stop sign

    July 26, 2011 5:23 PM

    HAMMOND - A woman and two children are dead after a vehicle ran a stop sign in Tangipahoa Parish, according to Louisiana State Police. Trooper Nick Manale said the wreck happened this morning on U. S. 190 where it intersects with N. Coburn Road. Manale said a car... more »
  • La. first to connect law enforcement statewide

    July 19, 2011 3:33 PM

    BATON ROUGE- Louisiana is one of the first states in the nation to create a common communication network where law enforcement across the state can communicate on one channel. In the days following Hurricane Katrina, state leaders pledged to never allow the communication breakdowns that occurred to happen again.... 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 »
  • Plant fire in New Iberia under control

    June 15, 2011 5:17 PM

    NEW IBERIA - Louisiana State Police report that the fire at a New Iberia chemical plant is under control. Trooper Stephen Hammons said crews with Williams Firefighting and Hazard Control are continuing to spray the plant with chemicals to completely extinguish the fire, which started after a reporter explosion... 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 »
  • Escaped La. trusties caught in Tennessee

    March 14, 2011 5:56 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Two trusties that escaped from a Louisiana State Police compound have been caught in Tennessee. Ricky Wedgeworth, 36, and Darian "Drake" Pierce, 33, were taken into custody in Memphis Monday afternoon, but not before a crime spree including murder. The two used a van to... more »
  • Escaped La. trusties steal county vehicle in Tennessee

    March 14, 2011 3:31 PM

    JACKSON, Tenn. - Two escaped trusties from Louisiana were spotted after stealing a county vehicle in Jackson, according to authorities. According to the Madison County Sheriff's office, Ricky Wedgeworth and Darian Pierce hijacked a parks and recreation vehicle and tied up a county worker in Jackson. Sheriff David... 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 »
  • Slidell woman arrested on "doctor shopping" charges

    March 3, 2011 7:30 PM

    SLIDELL- A Slidell woman was arrested today after getting the same prescription from many different doctors, according to Louisiana State Police narcotics detectives. Investigators said Linda LeBlanc, 63, visited 12 doctors and pharmacies in Slidell and Metarie where she received and filled prescriptions for drugs like hyrdocodone and oxycodone.... 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 »
  • Violent Crime Unit opens its doors to media

    February 11, 2011 6:15 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Authorities credit the public in the arrests of 2 men charged with first degree murder. Kendrick Johnson and Patrick Ramirez were arrested this week after aledgedly killing 2 people and stuffing them in a trunk on Dutton Street. For hours after the bodies were found, detectives... 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 »
  • Port Allen driver seriously injured in I-10 wreck

    January 10, 2011 2:16 PM

    PRAIRIEVILLE – A woman from Port Allen was taken to the hospital with life-threatening injuries after a crash on I-10 in Ascension Parish, according to Louisiana State Police. Investigators say 42-year-old Tammy Taylor was driving east on I-10 this morning when her car ran off the road, crossed the median... 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 »

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