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  • Watchdogs question discipline of trooper who improperly ran names through databases Play Video

    July 19, 2017 5:45 PM

    BATON ROUGE- A high ranking Louisiana State Police Lieutenant, Robert Burns II, was suspended for 64 hours recently after an investigation revealed he ran 52 searches in law enforcement databases for personal reasons, a violation of LSP policy and federal law. In speaking with the WBRZ Investigative Unit Wednesday about... more »
  • Hammond teen killed in single vehicle crash on LA 1054

    May 11, 2017 4:04 PM

    TANGIPAHOA PARISH –Police say a Hammond teenager was killed in a single vehicle crash on LA 1054 Thursday morning. According to Louisiana State Police, the crash happened shortly after 7 a.m. on LA 1054 just south of LA 16. Police say Nathan Daniel Arnold, 18, was driving a pickup... more »
  • Ethics exemption for state police leader's son wins House OK

    April 27, 2017 11:31 AM

    BATON ROUGE - The Louisiana House has agreed to carve out a special ethics exemption for the son of the state police superintendent. Under the proposal, Louisiana's anti-nepotism laws would be rewritten to let the son of Col. Kevin Reeves continue working as a state trooper even though he hadn't... more »
  • I-12 east reopens at Holden exit due to camper fire

    April 14, 2017 3:30 PM

    HOLDEN - A vehicle fire closed I-12 east for 40 minutes near the Holden exit Friday afternoon. According to DOTD, as of 3:18 p.m., the left lane has reopened to traffic. Congestion has reached Satsuma. The fire happened around 2:10 p.m. Friday afternoon. Photos from the scene showed... more »
  • Garbage truck overturns on Burbank Drive Play Video

    April 6, 2017 10:04 AM

    BATON ROUGE – Louisiana State Police are investigating after a garbage truck overturned on Burbank Drive Thursday morning. The crash happened near the intersection of Burbank Drive and Gardere Lane. Video from the scene shows a large truck overturned in a grassy area near the intersection. A clear liquid... more »
  • 46 new troopers graduate from 95th cadet class

    April 5, 2017 2:55 PM

    BATON ROUGE – State Police say 46 new troopers graduated from the 95 th Cadet Class Wednesday. According to Louisiana State Police, the graduation ceremonies were held at the BREC Independence Park Theater and Cultural Center in Baton Rouge. The graduates began their journey to graduation on Nov.... more »
  • Col. Mike Edmonson's last day as LSP Superintendent Play Video

    March 24, 2017 8:22 AM

    BATON ROUGE – Louisiana State Police Superintendent Mike Edmonson will enter retirement Friday afternoon. Col. Edmonson, the longest serving LSP leader in Louisiana’s history, said the move is in the best interest of the state and his family. Edmonson has been with the state police for more than... more »
  • La. State Police Col. Mike Edmonson retiring amid rising criticism Play Video

    March 15, 2017 9:56 AM

    BATON ROUGE - Louisiana State Police Superintendent Mike Edmonson announced his retirement Wednesday after increasing criticism for his leadership. Col. Edmonson, the longest-serving LSP leader in Louisiana's history, said the move is in the best interest of the state. Edmonson continued that Governor John Bel Edwards never asked him... more »
  • Victim identified in deadly US 190 crash involving state trooper

    February 22, 2017 11:51 AM

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

    February 21, 2017 2:41 PM

    BATON ROUGE – Governor John Bel Edwards promised Wednesday a stern change once an investigation into a “side trip” some Louisiana State Police Troopers made to Las Vegas on their way to San Diego. Edwards' remarks came a day after he ordered the probe into the agency following a... more »
  • LSP: Truck driver killed in two-vehicle crash

    February 20, 2017 10:36 PM

    FRANKLINTON - A 30-year-old man was killed in a two-vehicle crash on LA 10 Monday afternoon. According to State Police, the incident occurred shortly after 3:00 p.m. on LA 10 east of Franklinton . The crash claimed the life of Christopher Rex Blansett of Sumrall, MS, according to... more »
  • LSP: Unrestrained man dies in Lafourche Parish crash

    February 19, 2017 3:56 PM

    DES ALLEMENDS - A fatal two-vehicle crash on US 90 claimed the life of one driver Saturday evening. According to State Police, 39-year-old Jamie Delatte of Des Allemends was involved in a crash on US 90 just east of Cypress Drive shortly before 7 p.m. The initial investigation... more »
  • Half a million dollars in cocaine found in Hammond traffic stop

    December 28, 2016 5:15 PM

    HAMMOND – State Police say a traffic stop on I-12 near Hammond led troopers to find nearly a half a million dollars worth of cocaine Wednesday morning. According to Louisiana State Police, the traffic stop happened around 7 a.m. on I-12 east near I-55 in Hammond. Troopers stopped a... more »
  • BRPD: Man impersonates officer, threatens motorist over traffic grudge

    November 24, 2016 4:47 PM

    BATON ROUGE – A Baton Rouge man has been arrested after police say he threatened a man Monday over a traffic incident that happened four months ago. According to arrest records, a victim told Baton Rouge Police that he pulled into a Perkins Road parking lot when he was... more »
  • Motorcyclist dies in Pointe Coupee Parish crash

    November 18, 2016 10:28 AM

    POINTE COUPEE – State Police say one man is dead after his motorcycle ran off the road and struck a mailbox in Pointe Coupee Parish Thursday. According to Louisiana State Police, the crash happened shortly after 11 p.m. on LA 1 south of LA 978 in Pointe Coupee Parish.... more »
  • Authorities investigating 'loud boom noise' off Elliot Road

    October 15, 2016 8:32 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Deputies are currently investigating a loud boom noise that residents say happened near Hoo Shoo Too Road Saturday afternoon. Multiple residents reported hearing a “loud boom noise” that shook their homes around 6:40 p.m. A spokesperson for Louisiana State Police said that the East Baton Rouge... more »
  • Children, 11 and 7, die in 2 wrecks; neither wore seat belt

    October 9, 2016 7:21 PM

    RAYNE - Louisiana state police say two children without seat belts have died after being thrown from SUVs that overturned in separate weekend wrecks. They were a 7-year-old boy and an 11-year-old girl. Police say charges are pending in both accidents. Master Trooper Brooks David says 11-year-old Matiya Zachary of... more »
  • 7-year-old dead, four injured in Ascension Parish crash

    October 7, 2016 7:37 PM

    DONALDSONVILLE – State Police say a 7-year-old is dead and four others are injured after a single vehicle crash in Ascension Parish Friday night. According to Louisiana State Police spokesperson Bryan Lee, the single vehicle crash happened on LA 405 near LA 1. The 7-year-old, Thaddeus Johnson Jr,... more »
  • Bobby Smith, trooper blinded in 1986 shooting, dies

    October 2, 2016 3:31 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Bobby Smith, the Louisiana State Trooper blinded in a 1989 shooting, has died. Louisiana State Police announced Smith's death Sunday morning. "Words are inadequate to describe the life, the love and character of Bobby," a post on LSP's Facebook page read. "In the 80's, Bobby... more »
  • Troopers arrest wanted sex offender, locate 4 missing children

    August 29, 2016 4:09 PM

    ACADIA PARISH - State Police reported they located four missing children and arrested a wanted sex offender from California Sunday morning. At around 3 a.m. on Sunday, the Marshals Service reported to Troopers that the sex offender, 37-year-old Joseph Moreno, was believed to be traveling through the state with... more »
  • Troopers investigate second fatal pedestrian crash this week

    August 25, 2016 12:24 PM

    HAMMOND - State Police say a pedestrian was killed on US 190 in Hammond just after midnight on Thursday. State Police identified the victim as 23-year-old April Lashawn Washington, of Hammond, on Friday. State Police say a pickup truck was traveling westbound on US 190 with the pedestrian... more »
  • Man killed, trooper wounded in New Orleans shooting

    August 21, 2016 9:55 PM

    NEW ORLEANS - Police are searching for two suspects after two separate officer involved shootings ended in one man dead and a Louisiana State Trooper shot in his arm. According to a WWLTV report, the incidents happened Sunday evening near the intersection of Law and New Orleans streets. ... more »
  • Trooper comes to rescue of fawn trapped in flooded apartment complex

    August 17, 2016 2:10 PM

    BATON ROUGE - LSP Trooper David Hernandez came to the rescue of a fawn that became trapped in a flooded apartment complex on Wednesday. State Police have joined in the efforts to evacuate both people and animals in need. Trooper Hernandez came across the baby deer in a complex... more »
  • Troopers evacuating stranded motorists from I-12

    August 13, 2016 9:49 PM

    TANGIPAHOA PARISH - A state police spokesman says authorities are going car to car to rescue people stranded on the Interstate from the horrific Louisiana flooding. Maj. Doug Cain from the Louisiana State Police said about 125 vehicles are stranded on Interstate 12 between Tangipahoa Parish and Baton Rouge.... more »
  • Man killed in head-on crash with dump truck in Folsom

    July 29, 2016 2:30 PM

    FOLSOM - Louisiana State Troopers say a Madisonville resident was killed in a crash on LA 25 in Folsom early Friday morning. 29-year-old Lawrence Lemoine Jr. was pronounced dead at the scene by the parish coroner. State Police said a Hammond Police officer initiated a traffic stop at... more »
  • Man dead after morning crash in West Baton Rouge Parish

    July 21, 2016 11:15 AM

    WEST BATON ROUGE PARISH – State Police say one man is dead after a single vehicle crash in West Baton Rouge Parish Thursday morning. According to Louisiana State Police, the wreck happened around 5 a.m. Thursday on LA 620 west of LA 983. Investigators say 27-year-old Aaron Walker... more »
  • State police: Woman shot by city police officer in Kentwood

    July 20, 2016 11:42 AM

    KENTWOOD - Louisiana State Police are investigating a shooting involving a Kentwood Police Department officer. Trooper Dustin Dwight says the officer shot a woman during an incident Tuesday night on Louisiana Highway 38. Dwight says the woman suffered non-life threating injuries. He says circumstances leading to the... more »
  • Law enforcement agencies meet to discuss safety in wake of protest shootings

    July 8, 2016 11:40 AM

    BATON ROUGE - The Governor's Office of Homeland Security and Emergency Preparedness was the site of a Friday morning meeting between law enforcement agencies in the Baton Rouge area to discuss safety ahead of Thursday night's deadly shootings during a Dallas protest. Louisiana State Police, Baton Rouge Police and... more »
  • Gov. Edwards meets with U.S. Attorney, LSP ahead of Sterling investigation

    July 7, 2016 5:53 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Gov. John Bel Edwards, J. Walter Green, U.S. Attorney for the Middle District of Louisiana, and Col. Mike Edmonson, Superintendent of the Louisiana State Police (LSP), met to discuss the ongoing investigation into the Tuesday morning shooting of Alton Sterling. On Wednesday, Gov. Edwards and Baton... more »
  • Police: Drunk driver kills local officer at traffic stop

    July 3, 2016 3:00 PM

    STERLINGTON - Authorities say a drunk driver sideswiped a police car at a traffic stop in northeast Louisiana, killing one officer and injuring two others. The wreck occurred early Sunday on Highway 165 in Sterlington. Sterlington Police Chief Barry Bonner says Officer David Elahi was standing next to a patrol... more »
  • State police: Toddler killed in St. Landry Parish crash

    June 27, 2016 9:31 AM

    OPELOUSAS - State police say a 1-year-old girl who was improperly restrained died after the pickup she was riding in overturned in Louisiana's St. Landry Parish. Master Trooper Brooks David says the crash happened shortly before 6:30 a.m. Sunday when 24-year-old Bendel Williams drove off the right side of... more »
  • Troopers arrest suspect in hit-and-run crash that killed pedestrian

    June 20, 2016 4:14 PM

    GRAY - Troopers say they’ve made an arrest in connection with a hit-and-run crash that left a pedestrian dead last Friday night. Through help from the public and other investigative methods, State Police said they were able to develop 52-year-old Darrell Barlow as a suspect in the wreck that... more »
  • Man dies after being ejected from car in Livingston Parish crash

    June 20, 2016 11:54 AM

    SPRINGFIELD - State Police say they are investigating a single-vehicle crash in Livingston Parish on LA 1037 south of LA 42 that took the life of the driver Sunday night. 57-year-old Brian Leonard, of Galliano, was killed just before 6 p.m. Sunday, according to Troopers. State Police said... more »
  • State police working accident at I-10 Grosse Tete exit

    June 19, 2016 7:04 PM

    GROSSE TETE – State Police are working a traffic accident on I-10 west by the Grosse Tete exit near the Atchafalaya River Basin Bridge Sunday afternoon. Around 5:28 p.m., the left of lane of I-10 West was blocked due to an accident. Traffic passed through the right lane but... more »
  • LSP report largest child porn seizure in department history

    June 14, 2016 12:56 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Louisiana State Police arrested three subjects in three separate statewide investigations leading to what they say is the largest seizure of child pornography in the history of the department. While executing search warrants, Troopers said they seized more than 800 DVDs, 13 portable storage devices, numerous... more »
  • Man arrested for DWI after crashing truck with infant inside into canal

    June 13, 2016 1:58 PM

    BATON ROUGE - A man is in custody after he was accused of crashing his truck into a canal while driving drunk with an infant in the vehicle early Monday morning. 41-year-old Charles Matz, of Baton Rouge, was booked on charges of DWI, vehicular negligent injuring, careless operation and... more »
  • Man accused of watching woman in restroom at Belle of BR Casino

    June 10, 2016 11:10 AM

    BATON ROUGE - Troopers said they arrested a man at The Belle of Baton Rouge Casino after he was accused of watching women use the restroom located on the second deck of the riverboat. 26-year-old Christopher Riley was taken into custody in connection with an August 2014 incident on... more »
  • Undercover investigation leads to $33,000 meth bust

    June 8, 2016 6:03 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Louisiana State Police Narcotics Detectives say they arrested a Baton Rouge man Wednesday afternoon with nearly a pound of crystal methamphetamine in his possession at the end of an undercover narcotics investigation. 24-year-old Corey T. Gardner was booked into the parish prison on charges of possession... more »
  • State police: 7 killed on roads, a deadly start to weekend

    May 28, 2016 10:53 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Louisiana State Police say it's been a deadly start to the Memorial Day weekend on Louisiana's highways. As of Saturday, state police say they investigated five fatal crashes statewide that killed seven people. State police say two of the crashes happened Friday night and early Saturday morning.... more »
  • After problem with inspection stickers, drivers can replace them for free

    May 19, 2016 2:51 PM

    BATON ROUGE - State Police say motorists who notice their Motor Vehicle Inspection sticker is peeling or damaged should return it to have it replaced for free. According to State Police, there was a problem with a batch of stickers from the state vendor a few months ago. ... more »
  • Troopers look for leads in Hammond hit and run that killed skateboarder

    May 12, 2016 9:46 AM

    HAMMOND - Troopers have asked for the public’s help in investigating a fatal hit and run crash that happened Wednesday night in Hammond. State Police said the crash happened shortly after 10 p.m. on LA 3234 (University Avenue) west of US 51. The crash claimed the life of 26-year-old... more »
  • Franklinton 19-year-old killed in St. Helena Parish crash

    April 29, 2016 11:47 AM

    GREENSBURG - Troopers say a single-vehicle crash in St. Helena Parish took the life of a Franklinton man just after midnight on Friday. 19-year-old Hunter Michael McGregor was pronounced dead on the scene on LA 38 north of LA 10 by the parish coroner. Investigators say physical evidence... more »
  • Livingston Parish employee arrested for DWI after crash resigns

    April 25, 2016 3:10 PM

    LIVINGSTON - A Livingston Parish employee who is accused of crashing a parish vehicle while driving drunk has resigned from his position. State Police said Shevis Ball blew a BAC of .168 after the man was administered a breath test following the crash that severely damaged the Livingston Parish... more »
  • State police nix request to take over Will Smith death probe

    April 17, 2016 3:34 PM

    NEW ORLEANS - The head of Louisiana State Police has rejected a request to take over investigating the death of former New Orleans Saints player Will Smith. The request was from John Fuller, attorney for 28-year-old Cardell Hayes, who's accused of gunning Smith down. State police Col. Mike Edmonson wrote... more »
  • Second driver arrested in deadly crash that killed two kids

    April 14, 2016 6:28 PM

    BATON ROUGE – State Police say a second person was arrested in connection to a deadly crash in Livingston Parish that killed two children. Louisiana State Police arrested 26-year-old Jerry Ervin III of Denham Springs for vehicular homicide. According to police, Ervin was the driver in a four... more »
  • Donaldsonville woman killed after car goes airborne off LA 1

    April 2, 2016 2:39 PM

    WHITE CASTLE – State Police say a Donaldsonville woman is dead after her car went airborne and landed on its roof off LA 1 Saturday morning. According to Louisiana State Police Latisha Johnson, 39, was driving northbound on LA 1 around 7:20 a.m. when she traveled off the right... more »
  • Troopers investigating fatal crash on La. Hwy. 429

    March 13, 2016 11:07 PM

    ST. AMANT - State Police are investigating a deadly crash in Ascension Parish Sunday night. According to Louisiana State Police, the crash happened on La. Hwy. 429 east of La. Hwy. 431 near St Amant shortly before 10 p.m. Sunday. State Police say that Tyler Talber, 29, was killed... more »
  • LSP: 1 dead after wreck involving tow truck in Iberville Parish

    March 9, 2016 1:20 PM

    WHITE CASTLE - State Police reported a crash in Iberville Parish that left one dead after a car ran a stop sign and was hit by a tow truck. Troopers identified the victim of the wreck as 19-year-old Orthello Batiste, of White Castle. State Police say the crash... more »
  • DEA task force member arrested by state police in drug probe

    February 26, 2016 12:16 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Louisiana State Police have arrested a second investigator assigned to a U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration task force. Maj. Doug Cain, a State Police spokesman, says 49-year-old Karl Newman, a longtime deputy with the Tangipahoa Parish Sheriff's Office, was booked Thursday on counts of conspiracy to distribute... more »
  • State Trooper pulls pair of women from burning car on Causeway

    February 19, 2016 6:07 PM

    METAIRIE - A Louisiana State Police Trooper pulled two women from a burning car on the Lake Pontchartrain Causeway, according to WWL-TV in New Orleans. The incident shut down the southbound lanes of the span for roughly an hour and a half Friday afternoon. A spokesperson with the... more »
  • More details emerge about officer-involved shooting near Batchelor that left 1 dead Play Video

    February 15, 2016 6:14 PM

    INNIS - Pointe Coupee Sheriff’s deputies are releasing more details about an officer-involved shooting that left one man dead near Batchelor Monday afternoon. The Pointe Coupee Sheriff’s Office says a deputy pulled 40-year-old Mario Celestino over in connection with an alleged kidnapping at around 4 p.m. After stopping his... more »
  • Man suspected of DWI arrested for vehicular homicide after passenger dies in wreck

    February 5, 2016 12:49 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Louisiana State Police say they arrested a man on a vehicular homicide charge after the passenger of a vehicle he was driving while under the influence crashed into a guardrail in East Baton Rouge Parish. 33-year-old Sean Hopkins was booked into the East Baton Rouge Parish... more »
  • Troopers identify 2nd victim in deadly crash on I-10

    February 3, 2016 8:39 PM

    SORRENTO - Investigators say speed is a suspected factor in an I-10 crash near Sorrento that took the lives of a pair of California residents and hospitalized another Wednesday night. Louisiana State Police say the crash happened in the eastbound lanes of I-10 east of LA 22 in Ascension... more »
  • Baton Rouge man charged with 350 counts of child porn possession

    January 28, 2016 10:16 AM

    BATON ROUGE - A Baton Rouge man was arrested after authorities say they found more than 350 child porn images during a search of his apartment. Officers arrested 31-year-old Evan Taylor at his place of work on Jan. 28. Authorities say the Louisiana Department of Justice's Cyber Crimes... more »
  • Watson woman dies after head-on crash

    January 28, 2016 9:41 AM

    WATSON- Louisiana State Police say a Watson woman died after being involved in a head-on crash in Livingston Parish. According to State Police, the crash happened just after 6 p.m. on Saturday, January 23. Kristy Badeaux, 45, was driving on LA 1019 when her car drifted into oncoming traffic... more »
  • State Police seize 'molly', 'syrup' during I-10 traffic stop

    January 20, 2016 3:52 PM

    WEST BATON ROUGE PARISH - An early morning traffic stop along I-10 East in West Baton Rouge Parish allowed Louisiana State Police to snag a street drug lagniappe Wednesday. State Police said troopers pulled over a Chrysler 300 at around 2 a.m. for a traffic violation that was not... more »
  • State Police release details about abductors of 2-year-old, 7-year-old

    January 14, 2016 1:09 PM

    SHREVEPORT - Louisiana State Police and other law enforcement agencies throughout the state continue to actively aid Shreveport Police in locating a missing 2-year-old, 7-year-old and their abductors. LSP identified one of the kidnappers as Keith Rogers. They said Rogers was last seen wearing a black jacket, bright yellow... more »
  • LSP say Zachary woman killed in NYE crash

    January 1, 2016 10:18 AM

    ZACHARY - State Police said a Zachary woman wasn't wearing a seat belt when she was killed in a three-vehicle wreck overnight in East Baton Rouge Parish. Troopers said 45-year-old Joycelyn Tennart died in the wreck on US 61 north of LA 64 around 8 p.m. LSP said... more »
  • 5th person dies following train crash in New Iberia

    December 28, 2015 10:06 AM

    NEW IBERIA- Louisiana State Police say the death toll is now five from a wreck last week in which a passenger train hit a car in New Iberia. One occupant of the car remains hospitalized. Master Trooper Brooks David said in a news release Sunday night that 49-year-old Stephen Leblanc... more »
  • Driver arrested after stolen car chase along I-12

    December 24, 2015 12:45 PM

    HOLDEN - Louisiana State Police said authorities found and arrested the man accused of leading police on a chase in a stolen vehicle along I-12 West Thursday. Livingston Parish Sheriff's deputies booked 17-year-old Myron Pots into the parish jail. Troopers said they spotted a car Thursday morning which... more »
  • State Police: 3 dead in car-train wreck in Iberia

    December 23, 2015 9:04 AM

    NEW IBERIA- Louisiana State Police confirm three people were killed in a single vehicle crash involving an Amtrak passenger train. Master Trooper Brooks David says three others were transported Tuesday to hospitals but the extent of their injuries was not immediately known. David says all of the deceased and injured... more »
  • State Police deliver toys and tech to hospitals

    December 21, 2015 5:32 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Members of the LSP Trooper's Association delivered several Christmas gifts to people at two hospitals in Baton Rouge Monday. The troopers dropped of presents at Our Lady of the Lake Regional Medical Center and the St. Jude's Clinic. Children and their families got to visit... more »

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