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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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.
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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
December 27, 2010 8:49 AM
BRUSLY - Louisiana State Police say an ambulance carrying a patient rear-ended a sugar cane truck in the Brusly area, causing the patient to hit her head. Trooper Russell G. Graham II, a state police spokesman, says that was the only injury from the crash Monday morning, and it was... more »
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 »
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 »
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 »
December 3, 2010 10:43 AM
PORT BARRE - Louisiana State Police say a tractor-trailer smashed into the back of a school bus driven by a local mayor after he stopped to pick up children, injuring 21 kids. Three of the children were hurt critically in Friday's wreck. The kids on board ranged in age from... more »
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 »
November 29, 2010 12:12 PM
NEW ROADS - Attorneys in the Victoria Gosserand vehicular homicide case have reached a compromise over the accused's blood sample.
Prosecutors say that sample shows Gosserand's blood was nearly four times the legal limit the night she crashed her vehicle into another car, killing 23-year-old Terri Parker and badly... more »
November 28, 2010 9:51 AM
LAFOURCHE – Authorities say a 20-year-old Abita Springs man died when his SUV ran off the road in Lafourche Parish this weekend. Blake Kenworthey was pronounced dead at the scene. Louisiana State Police said he was driving on US 90 west of the Des Allemands overpass when he ran off... more »
November 22, 2010 2:02 PM
BATON ROUGE – Louisiana State Police say they found hundreds of child porn images on several hard drives at a Baton Rouge residence as part of their Operation Child Watch investigations. 37-year-old Anthony Griggs was arrested Friday after investigators searched his residence. Trooper Russell Graham said during the search found... more »
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 »
November 5, 2010 4:59 PM
BATON ROUGE - A Prairieville man has been arrested after narcotics investigators said they caught him making meth at his Baton Rouge business. 42-year-old John Thomas was arrested Thursday after the Baton Rouge Narcotics Unit searched his business, TNT Tint in Baton Rouge. Trooper Russell Graham said investigators approached Thomas’... more »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
October 22, 2010 12:20 PM
Louisiana State Police said a "stupid mistake" on a suspect's part led to him facing a much-larger list of charges.
27-year-old Randy L. Jackson was arrested in Baton Rouge around 9:30 a.m. after troopers pulled over a vehicle he was in, and said he took off on foot as... more »
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 »
October 14, 2010 1:06 PM
The Louisiana State Police have taken over an investigation into a scuffle between two officials in Baker, according to the city’s police chief. Chief Mike Knaps with the Baker Police Department said shortly after the incident last month his department asked LSP to investigate the complaint by Judge Kirk Williams.... more »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
September 6, 2010 12:20 PM
The Franklin Parish District Attorney's Office says a grand jury will consider allegations that Winnsboro's animal shelter kept dogs in illegal conditions. Prosecutors got a report in July from Louisiana State Police, who were asked to investigate by the sheriff's office because city police run the shelter. The District Attorney's... more »
September 6, 2010 11:17 AM
State authorities are investigating a shooting involving a Many police officer. Louisiana State Police said in a news release that the shooting happened near an apartment complex early Sunday when an officer fired on a car occupied by several people. One woman was struck by the officer's bullets. Her injuries... more »
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 »