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  • Lanes now open after overturned big rig carrying load of limes caused I-12 delays

    May 25, 2016 8:51 AM

    HOLDEN - All lanes of I-12 West near Holden are now open after vehicle recovery operations were performed on an 18-wheeler carrying a load of limes that overturned Tuesday night. The truck rolled at 11:30 p.m. Tuesday and kept at least one lane of the interstate closed for most... more »
  • Driver arrested for DWI after single vehicle crash

    May 22, 2016 9:53 PM

    DENHAM SPRINGS – State Police say one person was arrested for driving while intoxicated after a crash in Denham Springs Sunday afternoon. A spokesperson for Louisiana State Police said the single vehicle crash happened on Walker South Road Sunday afternoon. One person received minor injuries and was transported to... more »
  • Fallen trooper's son reads poem at ceremony Tuesday night Play Video

    May 10, 2016 11:02 PM

    BATON ROUGE - State Police honored members of the force who died in the line of duty during a ceremony Tuesday night. Two fallen troopers had their names added to a memorial. One of the names added: Louisiana Highway Commission Patrolman Frank Brown, Jr. He died in a motorcycle... more »
  • La. troopers killed in the line of duty

    May 9, 2016 5:57 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Tuesday, State Police will add two names to a memorial of State Troopers who have been killed in the line of duty. Twenty-nine troopers have died while serving the people of Louisiana since the department formed in 1922. Tuesday, the names of Steven J. Vincent and... more »
  • State Police looking for driver who hit cyclist

    April 28, 2016 2:03 PM

    PAINCOURTVILLE - State Police are asking for help to locate the driver involved in a hit-and-run with a cyclist in Assumption Parish. The accident happened Wednesday night between 9 and 10 p.m. on LA-1 in Paincourtville. State Police say the bicycle was traveling south on LA-1 near LA-70 when... more »
  • LSP find missing kid from Mamou, mother in custody

    April 26, 2016 11:43 PM

    MAMOU - Louisiana State Police have located a twelve-year-old boy safely after he went missing Tuesday afternoon. Investigators issued an alert Tuesday night that Jalon Bradley, 12, was taken from Mamou High School Tuesday afternoon after he was taken by his mother, 34-year-old Elaine Freemean. Both Bradley and... more »
  • Troopers seize more than 450 lbs. of pot in traffic stop

    April 19, 2016 12:24 AM

    PORT ALLEN - Louisiana State Police arrested a Shreveport man and made a massive drug bust on I-10 in West Baton Rouge Parish Saturday morning. Carl Fuller gave troopers permission to search his vehicle after they stopped him on I-10 East near LA-415 in Port Allen. Investigators say they... 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 »
  • Zachary man dies after crashing into tree

    April 12, 2016 11:17 PM

    PRIDE - State Police say a Zachary man died Wednesday afternoon after crashing his vehicle into a tree. The accident happened just after 4 p.m. on Highway 37, south of Highway 63 in Pride. Crash investigators say 33-year-old Aramis Pepper wasn't wearing his seatbelt when he crossed the center... more »
  • State Police warn drivers when going to Ponchatoula Strawberry Festival Play Video

    April 8, 2016 10:29 AM

    PONCHATOULA- The annual Ponchatoula Strawberry Festival is set to kick off this weekend and is expected to bring over 300,000 visitors to the area. The traffic quickly surrounds the interstate and causes dangerous backups and forcing closures of interstate exits. In an effort to improve the traffic flow, Louisiana State... more »
  • Two abducted teens rescued by State Police on I-10

    March 22, 2016 1:20 PM

    CONVENT - Two abducted teenagers from North Carolina were rescued and will be reunited with their family later today after Louisiana State Police arrested their uncle on I-10. State Police released the details of the case around lunchtime Tuesday. Troopers said Jose Melchor, 40, of Clemmons, NC, was attempting... more »
  • I-10 opened in both directions at Louisiana-Texas border

    March 18, 2016 7:14 PM

    BATON ROUGE – Louisiana State Police announced I-10 is now open in both directions at the Louisiana-Texas border. The westbound direction reopened first, followed by the eastbound lanes a couple of hours late I10 westbound now open at Louisiana/Texas state line — Louisiana DOTD (@La_DOTD) March 18,... more »
  • Police: Man arrested after parking truck in middle of I-12

    March 16, 2016 12:49 AM

    LIVINGSTON - A trucker was arrested after police say he parked his truck in the middle of I-12 East near a construction zone in Livingston Tuesday night. Louisiana State Troopers and the Livingston Parish Sheriff's Office responded to the call. A News 2 crew was on scene when the... more »
  • Questions raised over investigation into shooting death of Addis Police officer's wife Play Video

    March 1, 2016 5:28 PM

    BATON ROUGE - It has been nearly a month since a beloved teacher was shot and killed by her husband in Addis. He's a reserve police officer, and no charges have been filed. Many of you have wanted to know why. Tonight, we're getting to the bottom of where... more »
  • State Police suspect a driver left the scene of a multi-car crash where man died

    February 22, 2016 12:01 PM

    BATON ROUGE - State Police are looking for one of three vehicles involved in a crash where a pedestrian was killed on Airline Highway south of Jefferson Highway Sunday night. Jerome Foreman, 88, of Kenner was hit as he walked into traffic. In a press release from authorities, it... more »
  • Pedestrian hit by car, killed in Ascension parish

    February 15, 2016 8:37 PM

    GONZALES - State Police say a pedestrian was killed in Ascension Parish Monday when he walked into the path of a moving car Monday afternoon. According to troopers, Brad Nickens, 34, was walking across LA-934 near LA-44 when he was hit by a vehicle driven by a 20-year-old driver.... more »
  • Fleeing driver escapes after overnight police chase

    February 3, 2016 11:52 PM

    BATON ROUGE - A driver managed to run and hide from State Police after a pursuit over the Mississippi River Wednesday night. The unidentified driver got away after abandoning the vehicle on Airline Highway near Plank Road. State Police said Thursday, the driver was not apprehended. The pursuit... more »
  • Continued preps happening for inauguration day

    January 8, 2016 7:52 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Workers were getting prepared for the inauguration of governor-elect John Bel Edwards, all day Friday. Truck loads of magnolia trees and plants were being placed outside the capitol as well as inside, for the big day. Nearly 3,000 seats will be placed to accommodate guests. There will... more »
  • Missing boy found early Friday morning

    January 1, 2016 1:51 AM

    Update: Louisiana State Police have called off the search for a 7-year-old boy that went missing from Zwolle. He was found early Friday morning. Original Story: ZWOLLE- Authorities are searching for a 7-year-old boy who is believed to have been abducted. State Police say Doughtravious Marquise Hudson... 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 »
  • Governor-elect Edwards pieces together more of his cabinet

    December 16, 2015 6:33 PM

    BATON ROUGE - A former congressman, a term-limited lawmaker and the current state police superintendent are among Gov.-elect John Bel Edwards' latest cabinet appointments. Edwards Wednesday named former U.S. Rep. Charlie Melancon as secretary of the Department of Wildlife and Fisheries and term-limited state Rep. Karen St. Germain as... 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 »
  • Wrecks, weather causing heavy delays on the interstate

    December 1, 2015 10:23 AM

    BATON ROUGE- Louisiana State Police are investigating multiple crashes that happened on I-10 Eastbound west of Ramah. Emergency crews are working to clear the interstate at mile post 128. The right lane and shoulder are blocked but traffic is still passing through the left lane. Drivers should expect heavy delays... more »
  • State Police to alert sheriffs of refugees

    November 19, 2015 8:30 PM

    BATON ROUGE - State Police will discuss re-settlement initiatives of Syrian refugees with local sheriffs. In a conference call with the Louisiana Sheriff's Association Thursday, it was revealed the Fusion Center at State Police Headquarters will share information with local authorities. State officials will provide information to others as... more »
  • Fusion Center at State Police HQ would monitor refugees Play Video

    November 16, 2015 11:50 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Hours after discussing frustrations over how the federal government is handling Syrian refugees being placed in Louisiana and other states, the chief of the State Police showed off the Fusion Center where refugees would be monitored. "T here's no local vetting," Col. Mike Edmonson said at... more »
  • Police: Metairie woman killed after being ejected from airborne Tahoe

    November 15, 2015 8:42 PM

    FOLSOM – State Police say a 74-year-old Metairie woman was killed after she was ejected from her vehicle when it went airborne in a crash in Folsom Sunday afternoon. Louisiana State Police say Sandra M. Buras was driving a Chevrolet Tahoe southbound on LA 25 when she crashed into... 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 »
  • Police officers arrested for shooting, killing 6-year-old Play Video

    November 6, 2015 10:26 PM

    MARKSVILLE – Two of four city marshals involved in a deadly shooting where a six-year-old died were booked into jail Friday night. Derrick Stafford and Norris Greenhouse were charged with murder and attempted murder for the shooting death of Jeremy Mardis and the shooting and injury of his father,... more »
  • Gulfport man arrested in deadly I-10 hit and run

    November 5, 2015 6:45 PM

    SLIDELL - State Police said authorities arrested a Mississippi man for causing a deadly wreck on I-10 West Tuesday evening on I-10 and then fleeing the scene. Troopers said 25-year-old Daniel Alex Coy of Gulfport was taken into custody Thursday in Harrison County, Miss. and is awaiting extradition back... more »
  • Vitter turns down state police security for governor runoff

    October 26, 2015 1:49 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Republican candidate David Vitter isn't taking the state police security detail offered to the two contenders in the Louisiana runoff election for governor. Vitter's campaign announced Monday that he notified the state police that he won't accept the trooper bodyguards. His opponent, Democrat John Bel Edwards,... more »
  • State police say recent Amber Alert met criteria

    September 21, 2015 7:33 PM

    PRAIRIEVILLE - From television break-ins, radio broadcast to cell phones, hundred of thousands of people got the message Saturday that a child was taken and in harm's way. "90,000 cell phones went off in Tiger Stadium, said State Trooper Lt. J. B. Slaton. "You can't put a price on... more »
  • Cadets have first day of training in Baton Rouge

    August 30, 2015 6:34 PM

    BATON ROUGE, La. - Dozens of cadets reported to their first official day of training at the Louisiana State Police Training Academy. "We want to make sure that the right people are here," Sgt. Nick Manale told News Two. "We want to make sure that these men and women are... 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 »
  • Funeral for fallen trooper moved to larger venue

    August 26, 2015 7:15 PM

    CALCASIEU PARISH - Louisiana State Police say there was been a change of venue for Trooper Steven Vincent Friday funeral service due to the amount of people expected to attend the service. According to LSP, the service will remain on Friday from 3 p.m. to 9 p.m., but will... more »
  • Kennedy joins Dardenne, says Jindal should pay for campaign security detail Play Video

    August 17, 2015 7:48 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Last month, Lt. Gov. Jay Dardenne, who is also running for governor, said taxpayers should not have to foot the bill for Gov. Bobby Jindal's campaign travel. Now, State Treasurer John Kennedy says Jindal should use his campaign funds for security protection while he's campaigning. According... more »
  • Two killed in crash in East Feliciana Parish

    August 8, 2015 2:28 PM

    SLAUGHTER - State Police say two people were killed in a crach Saturday morning when their car drove off the side of the road, hit a concrete support and erupted in flames. The crash happened around 4 a.m. on LA-19 in East Feliciana Parish, north of LA-956. The... more »
  • La. jockeys arrested in race-fixing investigation

    July 23, 2015 11:56 AM

    OPELOUSAS – Louisiana State Police accused three Louisiana horse jockeys of being involved in a race-fixing scheme. Troopers arrested 46-year-old Joseph Patin, 51-year-old Billy Patin and 24-year-old LeSean Conyers on charges of Willful Pulling of the Reins and Cheating and Swindling. The Louisiana State Police Gaming Enforcement... more »
  • State Police release sketch of suspect in altercation case

    July 7, 2015 6:42 PM

    ALEXANDRIA - State Police released a sketch of a man connected to an altercation with a trooper last week where gunfire was exchanged. Troopers said the man in the sketch was driving the vehicle a trooper pulled over when there was a struggle and the passenger in the stopped... more »
  • Traffic stop yields nearly half-million dollars worth of cocaine

    June 10, 2015 6:03 PM

    HAMMOND - Nearly half a million dollars worth of cocaine is off the streets after a traffic stop near Hammond Thursday morning. Shortly after 10:00 am, a Louisiana State Trooper stopped a Nissan Rogue on Interstate 12 west of Interstate 55 in Tangipahoa Parish for a traffic violation. According... more »
  • Rowdy concert crowd, state cops hurt

    June 8, 2015 8:54 PM

    EAST RUTHERFORD, NEW JERSEY- Eight New Jersey state troopers were hurt and 60 people were arrested during a melee outside MetLife stadium after a hip-hop concert Sunday night. The people were arrested after they tried to climb fences and get past security guards trying to get into the sold-out... more »
  • Senators don't want state police to pay for campaign travel

    June 8, 2015 1:21 PM

    BATON ROUGE - State senators don't think the state police should have to pay Gov. Bobby Jindal's security detail costs if he's traveling the country to run for president. The Senate voted 29-5 Monday to prohibit the Louisiana State Police from paying out of its budget "for traveling with the... more »
  • LSP: Car struck by lighting, caused deadly crash

    May 15, 2015 11:17 PM

    BUNKIE - State Police believe a car being struck by lightning caused a deadly crash on I-49 Friday afternoon. Austin Jones, 22, and Destinee Jones, 24, died in the wreck. They were from Covington. A one-year-old riding with them survived. Investigators said Austin Jones ran into the back... more »
  • Three arrested in drug busts on I-10

    April 20, 2015 9:37 PM

    PORT ALLEN - Three people were arrested for transporting drugs on I-10 in West Baton Rouge, State Police released Monday night. Troopers said Sunday night, an SUV was stopped near Highway 415. The vehicle, which was traveling east, was stopped for a traffic violation and a K9 alerted officers... more »
  • State Police, swamp guide rescue dog from under I-10

    April 20, 2015 3:02 PM

    LAPLACE - State Police helped rescue a stranded dog from the swamp near the interstate interchange with I-55/I-10 recently. Troopers posted pictures of the rescue on the agency's Facebook page Monday. In the post, State Police said the dog was under the elevated portion of I-10 and seemed to... more »
  • Trooper injured in one of several crashes involving impaired drivers Easter morning

    April 5, 2015 12:15 PM

    BATON ROUGE - A trooper was injured and two people died in several crashes involving impaired drivers on Easter morning. In Baton Rouge Parish, troopers say Magen Alicia Hall was nearly double the legal alcohol limit when she allegedly plowed into that back of a trooper's SUV around 2:40... more »
  • Escaped murder suspect caught in New Orleans

    April 2, 2015 12:09 PM

    NEW ORLEANS - Louisiana State Police said thanks to an anonymous tip, authorities caught up with an escaped prisoner Thursday who busted out of a transport van in New Orleans this week. Troopers said Lorenzo Conner, who is suspected of murder, was taken into custody at a Gretna residence.... more »
  • Public safety facing $7-10 million budget cuts Play Video

    March 31, 2015 3:50 PM

    BATON ROUGE - The State Police superintendent says public safety will face $7-10 million in budget cuts this year. Col. Mike Edmonson and lawmakers went over the cuts Tuesday at the State Capitol. With budget cuts on the horizon, Edmonson will shift gears into penny-pinching mode to find ways... more »
  • State police travel expenses rise under Gov. Bobby Jindal

    March 31, 2015 2:29 PM

    BATON ROUGE- Expenses for the governor's state police security detail have gone up under Gov. Bobby Jindal, as he travels across the country raising his profile for a possible presidential campaign. Col. Mike Edmonson, the head of the Louisiana State Police, says his agency spent $2.2 million on travel expenses... more »
  • Babysitter arrested, charged with kidnapping baby

    March 29, 2015 12:37 PM

    NEW ORLEANS - A missing 5-week-old baby boy has been found with deputies arresting his babysitter early Sunday morning. The St. Bernard Sheriff's Department charged 47-year-old, Sarah Harris with aggravated kidnapping after she disappeared with baby Tristan Cayden Douglas around noon on Friday. Police report the baby's mother said... more »
  • Louisiana State Police redeploy troopers to New Orleans

    March 12, 2015 3:19 AM

    BATON ROUGE - Additional state troopers will redeploy this week to the City of New Orleans to support the New Orleans Police Department's efforts to deter crime. Louisiana State Police Col. Mike Edmonson said Wednesday they've been planning the redeployment since the completion of this year's Mardi Gras detail. Edmonson... more »
  • With Mardi Gras drawing to a close, don't forget about safety Play Video

    February 16, 2015 8:40 AM

    BATON ROUGE - With just two days of Mardi Gras celebrations remaining, State Police say now isn't the time to slack when it comes to safety. Here are some tips to keep you and your family safe . It's important to have a game plan. You should know the... more »
  • State Trooper rear-ended by suspected drunk driver Play Video

    February 14, 2015 12:58 PM

    GONZALES - A Gonzales man is arrested for drunk driving after he rear-ended and injured a state trooper on I-10 near Gonzales. It happened east of LA Hwy 44 around 11:30 a.m. Saturday. Investigators say State Christopher K. Morris, 46, smashed into a patrol car on the side... more »
  • Pedestrian struck, killed by suspected drunk driver

    February 14, 2015 11:09 AM

    CHAUVIN - According to Louisiana State Police, a Montegut man was killed when he was hit by a car while walking on the side of LA 58 in Terrebonne Parish. Troopers say Shane Authement, 28, was pronounced dead after he was hit by Ernie Driskill, 53, who was driving... more »
  • Thousands of cards deactivated over ATM skimmers Play Video

    January 26, 2015 12:56 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Louisiana State Police confirmed Monday local, state, and federal authorities are looking into a major compromise of ATMs along the I-10 corridor from Baton Rouge to New Orleans. The investigation reportedly centers around devices called "skimmers" which were placed on dozens of ATMs at Whitney Banks.... more »
  • Road opens after truck spills heavy load

    January 25, 2015 1:51 PM

    SLAUGHTER - A road is now open after it took several hours to clean up a heavy load an 18-wheeler spilled in East Feliciana Parish. It happened around 11:00 p.m. last night on LA 957 north of LA 412 in Slaughter. Officials say the truck took a turn... more »
  • Equipment donated for HazMat training

    January 20, 2015 1:55 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Louisiana State Police released details Tuesday about several pieces of equipment which were recently donated to train troopers in hazardous material response. State Police said the equipment includes train cars and highway tanker trailers, which were used to set up a new HazMat training field at... more »
  • Trooper pay raise questioned amid state budget troubles

    January 16, 2015 3:38 AM

    BATON ROUGE, La. - Lawmakers are questioning plans for a nearly $15 million pay raise for state police as Louisiana grapples with deep financial problems. The raise is up for consideration Friday by the joint House and Senate budget committee. Col. Mike Edmonson, superintendent of the Louisiana State Police, says... more »
  • LSP expecting 30 percent pay raise Friday Play Video

    January 13, 2015 5:34 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Despite the state facing a deficit of more than a billion dollars, Louisiana State Police is expected to get a 30 percent pay increase in salaries for nearly 1,000 troopers. Starting pay, with benefits, would go from around $35,000 to $46,000. The increase was approved last... more »
  • LSP: Woman killed in wreck wasn't wearing seat belt

    January 12, 2015 10:30 AM

    ROBERT - State Police said a Mandeville woman wasn't wearing her seat belt when her vehicle ran into a tree and killed her Sunday night in Tangipahoa Parish. Troopers said 40-year-old Bridget Rodriguez lost control of her vehicle and crashed while traveling on LA 445 near Robert, La. ... more »
  • Plank Road reopens following deadly crash

    January 8, 2015 4:38 PM

    BAKER - A man, not wearing a seat belt, was killed in a head-on crash with a semi that closed Plank Road for hours Thursday evening and into early Friday morning. Jeffrey G. Blackwell, 25, of Baton Rouge, died in the wreck north of Groom Road shortly before 4:30.... more »
  • Head-on crash closes highway near New Roads

    January 8, 2015 12:46 PM

    VENTRESS - State Police said a head-on collision sent two people to the hospital and closed a highway near New Roads around 11 a.m. Troopers said two vehicles collided on LA 415 north of LA 413 in Pointe Coupee Parish. The road was shut down at that location while... more »
  • Man arrested for vehicular homicide after December crash

    January 5, 2015 11:11 PM

    ST. MARTINVILLE, La. - Louisiana State Police have re-arrested a man involved in a two-vehicle crash in St. Martin Parish last month after a woman died from her injuries. Master Trooper Brooks David, in a news release Monday, says 30-year-old Emmanuel Wiltz, of Breaux Bridge, was initially booked with vehicular... more »
  • Motorcycle officer taken off life support Play Video

    December 29, 2014 9:41 PM

    DENHAM SPRINGS - Department officials said a Denham Springs Police officer was taken off life support Tuesday afternoon and died from injuries sustained in a motorcycle wreck. A department spokesperson said Officer James Foster Jr., 39, was critically injured in the wreck around 6 p.m. Monday night. Investigators said... more »

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