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  • Walker officials drawing up policies on police body cameras

    July 14, 2015 11:08 AM

    WALKER - Several months after outfitting patrol officers with wearable cameras, the Walker City Council will set down policies governing their use. The council introduced an ordinance Monday outlining a body camera policy, and next month it is planning to bring the matter to a vote. The Advocate reports the... more »
  • Agents patrolling on the busiest boating day check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    May 25, 2015 7:11 PM

    MAUREPAS - The Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries agents said they are on high alert as Memorial Day kicks off the start of boating season. Despite the turbulent weather a number of people were out on the water in the Maurepas area. The Louisiana Department of Wildlife and... more »
  • Extra trooper patrols in French Quarter end check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    November 3, 2014 9:08 AM

    NEW ORLEANS - State Police have been working extra patrols in the French Quarter for the past four months, but many worked their final shift there over the weekend. The troopers were called in following that horrific shooting on Bourbon St. during the summer. Many French Quarter businesses hung... more »
  • Council wants to close revolving door at police dept. check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    July 9, 2014 9:33 PM

    PORT ALLEN - The Port Allen City Council proposed an ordinance Wednesday night to crack down on police department patrol officers who quit the force shortly after being hired. "The revolving door kind of employment thing we've been having with the police department is a concern," said Councilman Hugh... more »
  • Sherwood Forest preparing for crime district

    February 11, 2014 9:29 PM

    BATON ROUGE - A crime protection district in Sherwood Forest is in the works. The neighborhood voted on the measure last year. Each household will see a fee added on to property taxes at the end of the year. Sherwood Forest is looking to other crime districts to... more »
  • More troopers on the highways over the 4th

    July 2, 2013 12:40 PM

    BATON ROUGE - State police will have an increased number of troopers on patrol this week and throughout the Fourth of July holiday. Officials say this extra allocation in manpower is made possible by funding provided by the Louisiana Highway Safety Commission. Troopers will be targeting aggressive drivers, impaired drivers,... more »
  • BRPD chief putting more officers on Patrol

    January 15, 2013 11:50 AM

    BATON ROUGE - Chief Dewayne White announced plans to put dozens more Baton Rouge Police officers out patrolling the city's streets. White said he plans to swell the Patrol division's ranks by not transferring out veteran officers once new recruits join the force. He said in the past when... more »
  • New patrol cars for Ascension Parish Sheriff's Office check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    November 29, 2012 5:59 PM

    GONZALES - The Ascension Parish Sheriff's Office is rolling out older units and making way for new ones. Due to mileage as well as wear and tear, 20 Ford Crown Victorias will be decommissioned and sold at auction. They will be replaced with 20 new Dodge Chargers, which cost... more »
  • Deputy accused of crashing patrol car while drunk

    July 19, 2012 7:33 AM

    GRETNA - A Jefferson Parish sheriff's deputy has resigned after allegedly crashing his patrol car while drunk. Col. John Fortunato, a department spokesman, says that 27-year-old Christopher Hyer resigned July 12. He says Hyer had been suspended immediately after he was booked July 9 with driving while intoxicated... more »
  • Feds name 4 suspects linked to Fast and Furious

    July 9, 2012 1:26 PM

    TUCSON, Ariz. - Authorities have made a rare disclosure linked to the botched gun-smuggling investigation known as Operation Fast and Furious, revealing the identities of four men accused of involvement in the shooting death of a U.S. Border Patrol agent 18 months ago. The information comes in the wake of... more »
  • Border Patrol to toughen policy

    January 17, 2012 6:10 AM

    SAN DIEGO (AP) - The U.S. Border Patrol is overhauling its approach on migrants caught illegally crossing the 1,954-mile border that the United States shares with Mexico. Years of growth and new technology are enabling the federal agency to do more than send border-crossers back to Mexico after fingerprinting them,... more »
  • New Orleans to beef up police for big events

    December 31, 2011 11:55 AM

    NEW ORLEANS - Police say they will beef up patrols in downtown New Orleans as visitors pour in to celebrate New Year's Eve and cheer their teams in the Sugar Bowl or BCS championship games. New Orleans Police Superintendent Ronal Serpas says police will double the number of officers in... more »
  • Highway 42 to be four lanes

    June 27, 2011 5:14 PM

    PRAIRIEVILLE - Relief for drivers in Prairieville is coming soon. The Department of Transportation and Development plans to widen Highway 42 from Airline highway to just before Highway 44. The construction will include sidewalks and bike paths along with a median running the entire stretch of the project. ... more »
  • Police cast doubt on 'puppy patrol' pitch

    February 27, 2011 10:59 AM

    WEST MONROE- West Monroe police are warning Ouachita Parish residents to disregard calls asking them to donate to an organization claiming to raise money to pay for police dogs. People identifying their organization as "Puppy Patrol" have been calling local residents, asking them to donate to an address in... more »

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