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  • Port Allen man accused of soliciting murder

    December 16, 2014 11:16 AM

    PORT ALLEN - Louisiana State Police Detectives along with several other law enforcement agencies said they arrested a Port Allen man on Tuesday morning accused of asking a man to kill two people for him in Pointe Coupee Parish. The arrest of 37-year-old Tommy Joe Gioele came after a... more »
  • 18-wheeler overturns, closes River Road

    November 5, 2014 6:10 PM

    GEISMAR - Louisiana State Police warned drivers to avoid a portion of River Road near Geismar after an 18-wheeler overturned there Wednesday evening. Authorities closed LA 73 between LA 75 and LA 3115 just before 6 p.m. Trooper Jared Sandifer said a truck hauling butane overturned after it left... more »
  • Infrared equipment will be used to try and locate wanted convict Play Video

    October 9, 2014 9:52 AM

    BATON ROUGE - A large group of law enforcement could search into Friday morning in an attempt to locate a convicted sex offender who has been running from them for days. Overnight Thursday, authorities anticipated using infrared equipment on helicopters to spot Dennis Shampine, 33. Earlier in the... more »
  • Texan arrested in Louisiana with stolen gun

    October 8, 2014 11:57 AM

    LAFAYETTE - Louisiana State Police arrested a 29-year-old Texas man who walked into Troop I headquarters in Lafayette possessing a stolen gun. Trooper Jared L. Sandifer says Allen Norris of Cedar Hill, Texas, was armed with a Glock that was reported stolen from the New Orleans Police Department. Sandifer says... more »
  • Police: 2 dead in WBR crash

    September 20, 2014 10:23 AM

    PORT ALLEN - State police say two people were killed after rear ending another vehicle in an early morning crash in Port Allen. It happened on US Hwy 190 west of Bueche Road in Port Allen. Police say the crash closed 190 for about 3 hours Saturday morning. ... more »
  • State police to sell crash photos online

    August 9, 2014 10:33 AM

    BATON ROUGE - Louisiana State Police say the option of ordering crash photographs through its website is now available to the public. The agency says such photos are available online at www.lsp.org . Once on the website, visitors should click on the LSP statewide crash reports and photos link for... more »
  • LSP retirement board to discuss pension hike

    August 8, 2014 12:27 PM

    BATON ROUGE - The Louisiana State Police Retirement System Board of Trustees announced a public meeting to discuss the findings of a report by attorneys on the controversial passage of a pension hike for certain retirees. The system board's response comes after political maneuvering to create a state law... 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 »
  • 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 »
  • LSP: 18-wheeler wreck causes I-10 East delays

    June 13, 2014 10:53 AM

    BATON ROUGE - Louisiana State Police reported I-10 Eastbound past Grosse Tete is back open after briefly being closed due to an 18-wheeler that ran off the road. Troopers said motorists can expect delays and should take US 190 as an alternate route while recovery of the 18-wheeler is... more »
  • Audit: LSP didn't collect fee properly for years

    May 26, 2014 11:57 AM

    BATON ROUGE - A new audit says the Louisiana State Police lost out on millions of dollars it should have collected on background check fees for health care providers and ambulance staff. In a report released Monday, Legislative Auditor Daryl Purpera's office said state police didn't properly collect the fee... more »
  • Jindal swears in 46 new Louisiana State Troopers Play Video

    May 22, 2014 6:26 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Governor Bobby Jindal administered the oath of office to 46 newly badged Louisiana State Troopers on Thursday. The graduates began the rigorous Training Academy on January 12th of this year which prepared them for crash investigation, emergency vehicle operations, DWI detection, traffic incident management, and leadership.... more »
  • State police warn of phone scam

    May 20, 2014 11:54 AM

    BATON ROUGE - State troopers are cautioning the public about a phone scam fraudulently using the authority of the Louisiana State Police in an effort to obtain money from victims. An LSP spokesperson said citizens have complained of impersonators contacting them by name on their home or cell phones... more »
  • No injuries in well blowout in Acadia Parish Play Video

    February 26, 2014 3:44 PM

    EUNICE - State Police Haz-Mat crews remain on the scene of a gas well blowout near Eunice in Acadia Parish. Troopers say Louisiana Highway 13 south of Eunice is closed and 12 nearby home evacuated. Troopers say employees with Black Creek Drilling were drilling a natural gas well Tuesday when... more »
  • LSP readies 120 troopers for All-Star Weekend

    February 13, 2014 3:41 PM

    NEW ORLEANS - Louisiana State Police said Thursday they would have more than a hundred troopers in the New Orleans area this weekend for the 2014 NBA All-Star weekend. LSP Superintendent Col. Mike Edmonson said they would partner with the New Orleans Police and State Fire Marshal's Office to... more »
  • LSP accuses man of trying to meet child for sex

    January 3, 2014 4:17 PM

    LAFAYETTE - State Police arrested a Lafayette man after they said he arranged online to meet with what he thought was a 15-year-old for sex. When 29-year-old John James Lee arrived at the meeting location, troopers said he found detectives waiting instead. Troopers said Lee set up the... more »
  • Thibodaux man killed in Assumption wreck

    December 10, 2013 3:38 PM

    NAPOLEONVILLE - Louisiana State Police said a Thibodaux man died in a fiery wreck with an 18-wheeler Tuesday morning in Assumption Parish. Trooper Evan Harrell said the wreck happened just after 6 a.m. on LA 308, and that 58-year-old Don Williams Jr. died as a result of the crash.... more »
  • Former LSP Superintendent passes away

    December 3, 2013 12:46 PM

    BATON ROUGE - State Police said Tuesday that former Superintendent Grover W. "Bo" Garrison passed away recently. Current LSP Superintendent Colonel Mike Edmonson made the announcement on the State Police Facebook page. Garrison led LSP from November 1976 to January 1984. Edmonson said he epitomized the department's core... more »
  • LSP investigating deadly crash near Geismar

    September 19, 2013 4:32 PM

    GEISMAR - State Police said at least one person died in a wreck this afternoon in Ascension Parish. Trooper Jared Sandifer said it happened just before 4 p.m. at Highway 75 / River Road and Ashland Road near Geismar. State Police didn't have any additional details they could... more »
  • Teen driver killed in morning I-12 wreck

    September 4, 2013 4:59 PM

    GOODBEE, La. - State Troopers said a 19-year-old from Ponchatoula died in a wreck on I-12 this morning. Troopers said Hailey Nagim died in the wreck around 11 a.m. about two miles east of the St. Tammany and Tangipahoa Parish line. Investigators said Nagim's vehicle went off the... more »
  • LSP identifies driver killed in W. Feliciana crash

    September 3, 2013 2:55 PM

    WAKEFIELD - State Police identified the teen driver killed over the weekend in a car crash in West Feliciana Parish. The crash happened Saturday just before 9:45 p.m. on LA Hwy 421 just east of US Hwy 61. State Police say Colton Crum, 18, from St. Francisville was... more »
  • LSP working big rig fire on I-10 near Texas

    August 28, 2013 6:38 PM

    LAKE CHARLES - State Police said a truck carrying drums of oil caught fire this afternoon on I-10 East near the Texas state line. Troopers said no one was hurt in the wreck or fire, which happened around 4 p.m between the exits to LA 108 and LA 1256... 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 »
  • One killed in motorcycle wreck

    August 2, 2013 11:09 AM

    FRENCH SETTLEMENT - State Police said one person died in a motorcycle wreck this morning in Livingston Parish. Troopers said it happened around 10:30 a.m. near the intersection of LA 22 and LA 16. They said the motorcycle's operator was the victim, but didn't have any other details... more »
  • LSP: Man arrested after BB gun brought to Capitol

    June 20, 2013 5:56 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Authorities arrested a man today who State Police said brought a BB gun which looked like a rifle to the State Capitol Building. Sgt. J. B. Slaton with LSP charged Russell W. Vaughn, 32, of Greenwell Springs with resisting arrest after he was arrested by the... more »
  • LSP identify man killed in chemical plant explosion

    June 13, 2013 4:58 PM

    GEISMAR - State Police released the name of the person killed in today's chemical plant explosion in Geismar. Troopers said Zachary Green, 29, of Hammond was found dead at the Williams Olefins plant after an explosion this morning around 8:30 a.m. The state Department of Health and Hospitals... more »
  • LSP: Man killed after walking in front of car

    June 4, 2013 10:35 AM

    NAPOLEONVILLE - State Police said tests are pending to see if a man was impaired when he walked in front of a vehicle in Assumption Parish last night and was killed. Troopers said James Miller, 59, of Napoleonville died after he was hit by an oncoming car on LA... more »
  • LSP focusing on rear seat belt usage

    May 21, 2013 10:44 AM

    BATON ROUGE - State Police plan to take a closer look at seat belt usage in back seats during their annual Click It or Ticket campaign. The state passed a law in 2009 requiring all vehicle occupants, including those in the back seat, to buckle up. Troopers say more... more »
  • State Police respond to deadly wreck on I-10

    April 24, 2013 6:21 PM

    GROSSE TETE - State Police said a wreck which shut down a lane of traffic on I-10 East killed at least one person. Trooper Jared Sandifer confirmed the wreck at mile marker 144 was a fatality. He did not have any more information about what caused it. I-10... more »
  • LSP looking for hit-and-run driver

    April 24, 2013 4:57 PM

    DENHAM SPRINGS - Louisiana State Police asked for the public's help finding a hit-and-run driver who injured a man walking down the side of a road. Trooper Jared Sandifer said it happened in Livingston Parish around 9:30 p.m. Tuesday night near the intersection of Linder Road and Clinton Allen... more »
  • Man accused by LSP, FBI of child porn

    April 23, 2013 6:45 PM

    COVINGTON - State and federal agents arrested a Covington man after they said they found child porn at his home. Detectives with the Louisiana State Police accused Paul Beebe III, 32, of 21 counts of pornography involving juveniles. An LSP spokesperson said with help from the FBI, investigators... more »
  • Road closed after gravel truck overturns

    March 27, 2013 11:00 AM

    CENTRAL - State Police closed a section of Greenwell Springs Road in East Baton Rouge Parish after they said a gravel truck overturned. The closure is between Pride Baywood Road and LA 63, according to Central Police. State Police said there were moderate injuries at the scene, and... more »
  • LSP: Cyclist killed by hit-and-run driver

    March 19, 2013 12:01 PM

    GONZALES - State Police said a mail carrier found a bicycle rider today who'd been killed by a hit-and-run driver in Ascension Parish. Trooper Jared Sandifer said it happened on LA 934 east of LA 44, which is north of Gonzales. Sandifer said the cyclist was going east on... more »
  • LSP: Driver killed in wreck wasn't wearing seat belt

    March 14, 2013 3:45 PM

    GREENSBURG - State Police said a Mississippi driver wasn't wearing his seat belt when he was killed in a wreck this morning at the border between St. Helena and Tangipahoa parishes. Troopers said James Ponder, 26, died at the scene of the wreck around 9 a.m. Thursday. Investigators... 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 identifies driver charged in pileup

    January 29, 2013 3:14 PM

    GEISMAR - State Police released the name of a truck driver accused of causing a chain-reaction wreck this morning which closed La. 30 in Ascension Parish for hours. Trooper Jared Sandifer said they arrested Derrick W. Myles, 35, of Plaquemine after they said he didn't stop his tractor-trailer at... more »
  • LSP: One dead in motorcycle wreck

    November 9, 2012 4:59 PM

    BATON ROUGE - State Police said one person died in an East Baton Rouge Parish wreck involving a motorcycle and another vehicle. Troopers said the wreck happened at the intersection of Airline Highway and Pecue Lane in the eastern portion of the parish around 4 p.m. According to... more »
  • Texas man dies in E. Feliciana wreck

    October 1, 2012 10:37 AM

    CLINTON - State Police identified the victim of a deadly single-vehicle wreck last night in East Feliciana Parish as a Texas man. State Police said Richard Kennedy Jr., 25, of Austin died in the wreck just after midnight last night. Investigators said Kennedy was in a pickup pulling... more »
  • Troopers seize over 15 pounds of cocaine

    September 24, 2012 3:49 PM

    OPELOUSAS - Louisiana State Police have seized more than 15 pounds of cocaine in a traffic stop on Interstate 49 at Opelousas. Troopers stopped a 2004 Ford F-150 Sunday morning on I-49 southbound at U.S. Highway 190. After getting permission from the truck's driver to search the vehicle, troopers found... more »
  • LSP: No state laws broken by Saints

    August 13, 2012 3:37 PM

    NEW ORLEANS - State Police said today their joint investigation with the FBI into allegations the Saints listened in on opposing teams did not find any evidence they violated state eavesdropping laws. Superintendent Mike Edmonson said a federal investigation into the claims continued, however, and their findings didn't reflect... more »
  • Man arrested in fatal head-on crash

    August 9, 2012 11:03 AM

    BATON ROUGE - Louisiana State Police arrested a man in a fatal head-on crash that killed a woman from Clinton on July 11. Troopers say Matthew Harding, 30, had illegal drugs in his system when he crashed his truck intro a car and killed the driver Nancy Pierce, 48,... more »
  • New charges added to accused drunk driver

    June 4, 2012 4:12 PM

    EAST FELICIANA - State Police added another charge of vehicular homicide today against the man accused of driving drunk and killing several people in a crash in East Feliciana Parish. Trooper Russell Graham said investigators re-arrested Brett Gerald, 30, after a sixth victim in the crash died this weekend.... 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 »
  • LSP releases photos of gas line break Play Video

    February 13, 2012 4:55 PM

    PRIDE - State Police released pictures of the site of a gas line break this morning in East Baton Rouge Parish that led to a mile-wide evacuation of the area. Capt. Doug Cain said troopers with the HazMat unit are still investigating the site of the rupture, which happened... more »
  • LSP still investigating I-12 wreck this morning Play Video

    December 13, 2011 6:31 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Drivers faced gridlock along I-12 in East Baton Rouge Parish today after an 18-wheeler lost its load of pipes in a construction zone near the Amite River bridge. Traffic was backed up for hours while crews cleared the wreck. Six people were injured, but none killed.... more »
  • Search continues for suspect who jumped off bridge

    August 24, 2011 2:51 AM

    GRAMERCY- Authorities continue to search for a Vacherie man who jumped from the Veterans' Memorial Bridge Tuesday after leading authorities on a high-speed chase in St. James Parish. Kylan Laurent, 22, fled from troopers after they initiated a traffic stop on him on LA-18 in St. James Parish. ... more »
  • Alcohol, no seat belt suspected in two deadly crashes

    August 8, 2011 3:36 AM

    BATON ROUGE- Two people were killed in two separate crashes over the weekend in Livingston Parish. Officials believe alcohol impairment and a lack of seat belt were factors in both crashes. The first crash happened Saturday evening on LA-1019 east of LA-1022 in Walker. Troopers say Louis Smith... 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 »
  • Tractor trailer crashes, catches fire on LA 64

    July 4, 2011 8:14 AM

    ZACHARY- An accident involving a tractor trailer carrying crude oil has shut down LA 64 in both directions. The crash happened around 6:45 this morning on LA 64 at Joor Road. Witnesses tell News 2 the truck left the roadway and flipped over causing the truck to catch fire. They... more »
  • Residents return to homes, businesses after plant explosion

    June 16, 2011 8:13 AM

    NEW IBERIA- Officials say residents that were forced to evacuate after a chemical plant explosion in Iberia Parish on Tuesday can return to their homes and businesses. Louisiana State Police say crews have extinguished the fire and have determined it is safe for people to return to the area.... more »
  • Investigation into escaped trusties leads to action

    June 1, 2011 6:40 AM

    BATON ROUGE- Louisiana State Police say four Department of Public Safety employees should be disciplined and security protocols strengthened after two trusties escaped in March. An investigation by LSP revealed that established procedures were not followed by four DPS employees. Troopers launched internal investigations to determine how Ricky Wedgeworth and... more »
  • Thibodaux man killed in motorcycle-car crash

    May 31, 2011 6:56 AM

    LAFOURCHE- A Thibodaux man is dead after a car crash in Lafourche Parish. It happened just before 9 a.m. Monday on LA-20 west of Appletree Drive. Louis Ledet Jr., 43, was killed when his motorcycle was rear-ended by a car driven by 30-year-old Toni Aucoin. Upon impact, Ledet was... more »
  • LSP: Drunk driver injures trooper in I-10 crash

    May 10, 2011 6:39 PM

    BATON ROUGE - A state trooper was hurt when a drunk driver crashed into his vehicle on the interstate in West Baton Rouge Parish, according to Louisiana State Police. Trooper Russell Graham said 48-year-old Joseph Harris of Rosedale was arrested Monday night after crashing into an LSP unit driven... more »
  • Hammond man charged in bank fraud

    May 3, 2011 10:52 AM

    HAMMOND- A man is under arrest on charged of bank fraud after Louisiana State Police received a criminal complaint about the man. Eddie W. Buie of Hammond is charged with Bank Fraud, Access Device Fraud, Unauthorized Use of an Access Card, Identity Theft, Criminal Conspiracy, and Theft over $500.... more »
  • State Police help promote autism awareness

    April 7, 2011 12:01 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Ascension Parish President Tommy Martinez has proclaimed April "Autism Awareness Month" in Ascension Parish. Louisiana State Police are teaming up with the Families Helping Families of Greater Baton Rouge to encourage the public to get active for autism. The Greater Baton Rouge ACTIVE for Autism... more »
  • LSP confident in breath test machines for DWI cases despite questions in PA

    March 23, 2011 10:48 PM

    BATON ROUGE- More than 1,000 drunk drivers are back on the streets of Philadelphia because of a mistake. Now authorities in Louisiana are making sure it will not happen here. In Philadelphia, cases got thrown-out because the Breathalyzer machines were improperly calibrated. The machines need to be set to... more »
  • LSP: There will be changes to their trusty procedures

    March 11, 2011 5:54 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Michael Shingleton talks with the Department of Public Safety to learn what it takes for a prisoner to become part of the trusty program. News2 learned that Louisiana's qualifications are more lenient than those in neighboring states such as Texas, Mississippi, and Alabama. Those states... more »
  • Troopers searching for two escaped trusties

    March 4, 2011 9:53 PM

    BATON ROUGE- Two trusties are on the loose after escaping from LSP headquarters today. Officers say that Ricky Wedgeworth, 36, of Tennessee and Darian Peirce, 33, of Bogalusa were discovered missing during a periodic trusty check. After an investigation, it was determined that a white 1997 Dodge 2500 van... more »
  • LSP, sheriff make child porn arrest in Point Coupee Parish

    September 17, 2010 4:35 PM

    Authorities have arrested a Point Coupee man in suspicion of having child pornography. 36-year-old Robin Kimball, Glynn, was arrested Thursday after investigators with the Point Coupee Sheriff’s Office and Louisiana State Police searched his home. Detectives said they found a computer with several images of child pornography on it. Kimball... more »
  • Metairie man arrested after counterfeiting investigation

    August 4, 2010 12:58 PM

    A Metairie man is in jail after he was caught with hundreds of counterfeit money orders. State Police Troop B says investigators discovered a FedEx package containing 325 bogus money orders being sent to 54 year old Brian Kent. It was sent from Nigeria. U.S. Immigration and... more »
  • I-12 closed due to overnight crash

    August 3, 2010 5:40 AM

    State police are working to clear up an accident overnight involving two 18-wheelers on Interstate 12 near Denham Springs. The crash happened just before 11 p.m. Monday. One 18-wheeler caught fire and the other was carrying hazardous material. Troopers say two big rigs were heading west on the interstate when... more »
  • I-12 Eastbound near Holden shut down until midnight

    May 21, 2010 2:01 PM

    Louisiana State Police tell us I-12 Eastbound near Holden will be shutdown until at least midnight while they try to move an 18-wheeler that overturned yesterday. Officials tell us you might want to find an alternate route - traffic is already backed up for miles on I-12 and surface... more »
  • I-10 near Grosse Tete closed

    April 9, 2010 6:43 AM

    Traffic on Interstate 10 near Grosse Tete is closed right now because of a major accident involving an 18-wheeler. Currently, westbound traffic is being diverted at LA 415. A truck travelling eastbound crossed the median and sideswiped an 18-wheeler in the westbound lane causing a fire. Louisiana State... more »
  • State Police focus on child safety seats

    September 30, 2009 12:56 PM

    Parents lined up to have their child's safety seat checked for proper installation today. It's part of Child Passenger Safety Month. Some parents told News 2, they were shocked to learn there were problems in the way they had installed their child's car seat. Trooper Russell Graham with Louisiana... more »

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