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  • 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 »
  • LSP believe biker was impaired before deadly wreck

    December 10, 2015 10:57 AM

    ST. AMANT - State Police said they believe a motorcycle operator was impaired before he crashed into a mailbox and was thrown from his bike overnight in Ascension Parish. Troopers said 43-year-old John Carrizal of Decatur, Ala. died at the scene of the wreck around 11 p.m. Wednesday. ... more »
  • Grand Jury indicts Marksville officers over deadly shooting Play Video

    December 10, 2015 9:01 AM

    MARKSVILLE - A grand jury indicted two city marshals Thursday who are accused of killing a 6-year-old child in Marksville. The grand jury returned a two-count indictment against Derrick Stafford, 32, and Norris Greenhouse Jr., 23, on charges of second-degree murder and attempted second-degree murder. The officers are... more »
  • State Police identify victims in Clinton double murder

    December 8, 2015 1:03 PM

    CLINTON - Louisiana State Police have identified the victims of a double murder that happened in Clinton Sunday afternoon. The victims are 46-year-old Kem Smith of Clinton and 39-year-old Clifton Cowan, Jr. of Zachary. East Feliciana Parish Sheriff’s deputies and State Police reported the arrest of 31-year-old Eric... more »
  • Independence woman killed in crash

    December 1, 2015 2:19 PM

    ALBANY - State Police said a Livingston Parish woman died and another person was injured in a single-vehicle crash Tuesday morning. Investigators said 49-year-old Peggy Perry of Independence died when her pickup ran off the road and overturned. A passenger with her was moderately injured. LSP said the... more »
  • Images featuring son of fallen Louisiana State Trooper take web by storm

    November 30, 2015 3:37 PM

    LAKE CHARLES - A photoshoot featuring the son of State Trooper Steven Vincent is going viral on the internet. The pictures were shared by the Louisiana State Police overnight. April Reeves, the Lafayette photographer who snapped the shots, posted on her Facebook, "As promised, I wanted to share more... more »
  • Manhunt leads to arrest of teen wanted out of Livingston Parish

    November 24, 2015 1:43 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Multiple law enforcement agencies swarmed an area of northeast East Baton Rouge Parish Tuesday morning as part of a search for a man wanted out of Livingston Parish. Louisiana State Police said officers arrested 19-year-old Brady Jones, a convicted felon who LSP said was wanted for... more »
  • Missing 7-year-old girl found safe by police

    November 13, 2015 3:20 PM

    PATTERSON - Louisiana State Police issued a Level II Endangered/Missing Child Advisory Friday on behalf of the Patterson Police Department as a 7-year-old child was reported missing Thursday. State Police issued an alert at around 6:30 p.m. Friday reporting the girl had been found safe and in good condition... more »
  • LSP honor four who helped wounded trooper

    November 9, 2015 12:27 PM

    LAKE CHARLES - Four people who helped Senior Trooper Steven Vincent while he was critically wounded during a traffic stop were honored Monday for their courage. Louisiana State Police held a ceremony to recognize their bravery and assistance at 11:15 a.m. One of the people recognized is Robert LeDoux, who... more »
  • Two 18-wheelers involved in fatal Basin Bridge crash

    November 6, 2015 8:09 AM

    IBERVILLE PARISH- One person is dead after a crash on I-10 East. State troopers say two crashes took place at mile marker 133 near the end Atchafalaya Basin Bridge. The accidents involved two 18-wheelers and a third vehicle. All lanes are back open on the Atchafalaya Basin Bridge. We will... more »
  • Troopers try to locate missing Woodville man in St. Francisville

    September 2, 2015 2:53 PM

    ST. FRANCISVILLE - Louisiana State Police are working with the Wilkinson County Sheriff's Office in Mississippi to locate a 56-year-old Woodville man who has been missing since Saturday. Willie Henry Davis was last seen Saturday evening at the State Line Casino in St. Francisville. He was wearing a brown... more »
  • Troopers seek to ID bicyclist killed in US 190 crash

    September 1, 2015 11:44 AM

    ROBERT - Louisiana State Police report a bicyclist was killed Monday night when she was rear-ended by an SUV as she attempted to ride across the US 190 Tangipahoa River Bridge. The yet to be identified woman was pronounced dead at the scene by the Tangipahoa Parish Coroner's Office... more »
  • While mourning, state police readies to train more troopers

    August 28, 2015 5:32 PM

    BATON ROUGE - A day after the Louisiana State Police buries one of its own, a new class of cadets begin their training to be troopers this weekend. The men and women will report to the state police training academy Sunday for 16 weeks of training. It's the third cadet... more »
  • LSP warns people who feel generous in the wake of trooper's murder Play Video

    August 25, 2015 11:15 PM

    BATON ROUGE - The Louisiana State Troopers Association warned people about online fundraisers that have shown up following the murder of a trooper this week. The agency said it is hard to follow the money trail. Already, some have raised thousands of dollars. Trooper Steven Vincent was shot... more »
  • Deadly wreck investigated in Clinton Play Video

    August 18, 2015 10:41 AM

    CLINTON - State police said an Amite man died and nine people were hurt in a three-vehicle wreck Tuesday morning in East Feliciana Parish. Troopers said 51-year-old James McFadden III died in the wreck on Plank Road north of LA 959 around 8 a.m. Investigators said an 18-year-old... more »
  • Impairment suspected in fatal crash

    August 12, 2015 10:30 AM

    PORT ALLEN- Louisiana State Police say impairment might have played a factor in an interstate wreck that killed a woman in Port Allen. Troopers say 38-year-old Tasha Nelson was killed in the single-vehicle crash shortly before 11 p.m. Tuesday night. The crash happened on LA 415 south of US... more »
  • LSP accuse driver of being drunk in deadly crash

    July 13, 2015 4:23 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Louisiana State Police said Monday they planned to charge a man with drunk driving and vehicular homicide in the death of a Baton Rouge woman last week. Troopers said 42-year-old Marcus Castille was driving around 10 p.m. on July 7 when his pickup flipped off the... more »
  • LSP searching for car after gun battle with trooper

    June 30, 2015 5:27 PM

    ALEXANDRIA - Louisiana State Police said a trooper is recovering after he was shot at during a traffic stop in Alexandria Tuesday, and asked people to be on the lookout for those responsible. LSP said the trooper made a traffic stop on Old River Road at LA Hwy 1... more »
  • LSP investigating suspect's death in Opelousas chase

    June 3, 2015 6:08 PM

    OPELOUSAS - Louisiana State Police said they're investigating how a man died early Wednesday morning after police in Opelousas attempted to arrest him. According to KATC-TV , Dennis "Mooney" Lazard died early Wednesday morning during a foot chase in the area of Herman Drive. Authorities said people in... more »
  • LSP fire delaying DNA results in teacher sex case

    May 21, 2015 2:26 PM

    PLAQUEMINE - Investigators said a fire at the Louisiana State Police headquarters delayed results of a DNA test in the case of a teacher accused of having sex with multiple students, possibly fathering a child with one. Deputies arrested Keavin Keith earlier this week on 37 charges of inappropriate... more »
  • Highway safety officials remind people to put away their cell phones Play Video

    April 17, 2015 6:39 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Highway safety officials and the National Highway Safety Administration are reminding drivers of the risks of using cell phones while driving and urging drivers to focus attention on the road. "If we can get people to understand that distracted driving is a serious problem then we... more »
  • Law enforcement combine efforts to stop child abductions Play Video

    April 13, 2015 6:39 PM

    BATON ROUGE - The local police department and the FBI are heading up a new initiative to quickly handle child abductions. They're working with multiple law enforcement agencies in different parishes to create a team for our geographic area known as "J-CARD". It stands for the Joint Child Abduction... more »

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