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  • 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 check to see if lock exists for regeneration 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 check to see if lock exists for regeneration 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 check to see if lock exists for regeneration 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 check to see if lock exists for regeneration 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 check to see if lock exists for regeneration 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 »
  • Pedestrian struck, killed Sunday night

    December 29, 2014 8:04 AM

    YOUNGSVILLE - State police say a Youngsville man was attempting to walk across U.S. Highway 90 in St. Martin Parish when he was hit by a small SUV. Master Trooper Brooks David says 48-year-old Brian Bearden was taken to a nearby hospital and pronounced death Sunday night. David said the... more »
  • Mystery child gives trooper loving Christmas card

    December 25, 2014 9:37 PM

    HOUMA - A state trooper was shocked by a little girl, who handed him a Christmas card at a store. The girl handed him a card, then left. When the trooper opened it, it read "the gift of love, the gift of peace, and the gift of joy; May... more »
  • Spike in highway deaths has LSP concerned

    December 23, 2014 6:13 PM

    BATON ROUGE - A spike in deaths on Louisiana roadways has State Police begging people to put down their cell phones and pay attention when they get behind the wheel. According to LSP distracted drivers have killed 67 people in the last month alone. They're calling it the new... more »
  • Troopers make $200,000 pot bust on I-12

    December 22, 2014 9:08 PM

    HAMMOND - State Police arrested a man accused of moving drugs between Texas and Georgia during a stop on I-12 Monday. Troopers said they stopped a truck near the Hammond Square exit and found 200 pounds of marijuana in the vehicle. Authorities said a K9 from the Tangipahoa Parish... more »
  • Greenwell Springs man charged with child porn

    December 4, 2014 4:17 PM

    BATON ROUGE - State Police arrested a Greenwell Springs man after investigators said they found child porn on his laptop. Investigators accused Alvin Pough, 40, of ten counts of child porn possession and one count of child porn distribution Thursday. State Police said they searched Pough's residence on... more »
  • Man dies in two-vehicle crash

    November 29, 2014 10:40 AM

    ALBANY, La. - Louisiana State Police say a 39-year-old Independence man was killed Thursday in a two-vehicle accident in Livingston Parish. State police have identified the victim as Harold D. Conaster. The crash occurred on Louisiana Highway 40. State police say in a news release that Conaster's pickup truck apparently... 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 »
  • NY troopers arrest man for trying to eat DWI test

    November 4, 2014 11:16 AM

    PORT CHESTER, NY - A 40-year-old man is facing multiple charges after New York state police say he tried to eat his DWI test results. Troopers say Kenneth Desormes, of Greenwich, Connecticut, was stopped for speeding on Interstate 95 at 5:30 a.m. Sunday. After speaking with him, the troopers... more »
  • Man accused of DWI after hit and run that injured 2

    October 28, 2014 12:04 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Louisiana State Police said a man will face DWI and other charges after a Sunday night hit and run that sent two people to the hospital, according to Louisiana State Police. Law enforcement reported that the crash happened on Gardere Lane south of GSRI Avenue shortly... more »
  • Trick or treating safety tips with La. State Police check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    October 28, 2014 7:42 AM

    BATON ROUGE - Costumes and candy make Halloween fun, but it can also be a dangerous holiday. Children are four times more likely to be involved in deadly pedestrian accidents on Halloween than any other holiday. 2une In's Rebecca Buchanan visited Halloween Express this morning with tips from Louisiana... more »
  • Pharmacy drug ring busted by authorities

    October 23, 2014 4:15 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Louisiana State Police said three people are behind bars in connection with more than two dozen pharmacy burglaries across two states that resulted in about a million dollars worth of stolen drugs. News 2 first reported the details of the year-long investigation on Oct. 10, the... more »
  • State Police: man on tractor caused semi wreck, arrested

    October 16, 2014 10:47 PM

    NORWOOD - State Police arrested a tractor driver in connection with an October 1st crash involving two 18-wheelers. Troopers released details of their investigation and subsequent arrest late Thursday. Edward G. Delee, 52, was booked into the East Feliciana Parish Jail. Delee was charged with hit-and-run driving, negligent injuring... more »
  • Woman hit, killed crossing I-10 on foot

    October 15, 2014 12:00 PM

    PRAIRIEVILLE - State Police said a Geismar woman died after she was hit by an 18-wheeler while crossing I-10 East on foot early Wednesday morning. Troopers said April Tasker, 21, had stopped her vehicle and was standing on the shoulder of the highway near Highway 73 at 3 a.m.... more »
  • Ticket issued in deadly Bluff Road wreck

    October 14, 2014 10:54 PM

    PRAIRIEVILLE - State Police said Tuesday, the driver of an SUV that ran off Bluff Road, hit and killed two kids then crashed into the tree line was issued a ticket for careless operation. David Lanus, 6, and Faria Lanus, 9, were fishing at the bottom of an embankment... more »
  • Police: Sergeant arrested for DWI after hit-and-run

    October 11, 2014 2:51 PM

    SORRENTO - State police say a state sergeant from Baton Rouge was arrested after he rear ended another vehicle on I-10 while drunk. Sergeant Damien Dyson Sr., 34, had a 0.175 blood alcohol content, more than twice he legal limit. He was off duty when it happened and in... 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 »
  • Semi collision closes rural Louisiana highway

    October 1, 2014 9:03 PM

    NORWOOD - Highway 67 south of the state line was closed Wednesday evening as State Police worked a crash involving two 18-wheelers. Authorities said little information was available shortly after the wreck, but did describe the crash as being a "serious injury" collision. The wreck happened about a mile... more »
  • Motorcyclist killed in Thursday crash

    September 25, 2014 10:10 PM

    MAUREPAS - State Police believe speed was a factor in a crash where a motorcyclist died Thursday evening. Irvin W. Lachney, 35, died in the single vehicle wreck on LA Hwy 22 east of LA Hwy 16. Lachney appears to have lost control in a curve, drove into a... more »
  • Drugs found, man arrested during I-12 traffic stop

    September 25, 2014 4:50 PM

    HAMMOND - Louisiana State Police arrested a Florida man after investigators said they found narcotics during a traffic stop in Tangipahoa Parish. Troopers arrested Alexander Pesante, 41, of Orlando after they stopped and searched his vehicle on I-12 near Hammond Thursday morning. Troopers said they became suspicious of... more »
  • 14-year-old shot by South Louisiana sheriff's deputy

    September 23, 2014 9:35 PM

    HOUMA- State Police are investigating an officer-involved shooting where a teenager was shot and killed Tuesday evening. WWL TV, the news partner of WBRZ in the New Orleans region, reported on its website the shooting happened on Kirkglen Loop before 7 p.m. The street is southeast of downtown Houma.... 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 »
  • Person sought after chase caught during lunch break check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    September 18, 2014 9:12 AM

    GROSSE TETE - Authorities said a third person missing after a police chase early Thursday morning in Iberville Parish walked out of the bayou and right into the arms of a search crew having lunch. Investigators said Angola and Iberville Parish search crews were having lunch at the Tiger... more »
  • No appeal expected after LSP retirement ruling check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    September 16, 2014 3:19 PM

    BATON ROUGE - A Baton Rouge state judge struck down part of a law that gave a generous retirement increase to some State Police troopers, including Superintendent Mike Edmonson. Colonel Edmonson and another trooper were granted $30,000 a year in a last-minute amendment to a bill on the last... more »
  • Police: 1 dead in gas accident on La. oil platform

    September 13, 2014 5:55 PM

    NEW ORLEANS - The head of Louisiana State Police says a natural gas accident on an oil platform off the coast has killed one person and injured two others. State Police Col. Mike Edmonson says it happened Saturday. There was no drilling going on. Acadian Ambulance says its medics evaluated... more »
  • State troopers to remain in New Orleans

    August 28, 2014 11:16 AM

    NEW ORLEANS - Louisiana State Police will continue to patrol the streets of New Orleans. Superintendent Col. Mike Edmonson and interim New Orleans police Superintendent Michael Harrison say the troopers deployed throughout the city to assist with law enforcement will remain until November. Edmonson originally said the officers would leave... more »
  • State Police looking for vehicle involved in hit and run

    August 25, 2014 2:13 PM

    St. Amant - State Troopers are asking for your help in finding a vehicle that was involved in a hit and run crash in St. Amant last week. It happened on August 17 on LA Hwy 429 east of LA Hwy 431. Troopers say an unknown silver vehicle... more »
  • Family wants driver who killed their kids charged check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    August 21, 2014 4:37 PM

    GEISMAR- The family of two children killed in a crash on Bluff Road two months ago wants the driver who caused the wreck charged. The Lanus family said their faith has been getting them through the hard times. Now, they want justice for their children. Daylon and Sarai Lanus... more »
  • Lawyers: Edmonson retirement lift unconstitutional

    August 16, 2014 11:42 AM

    BATON ROUGE, La. - A legal analysis says a big retirement boost for Mike Edmonson, superintendent of the Louisiana State Police, was passed in an unconstitutional manner. The nine-page legal letter recommends that the Louisiana State Police Retirement System refuse to pay enhanced benefits to Edmonson and Trooper Louis Boquet,... more »
  • Interstate stop leads to big pot bust

    August 11, 2014 12:50 PM

    HAMMOND - Louisiana State Police said they made multiple arrests and seized about 300 pounds of marijuana after an I-12 traffic stop on Sunday morning. The bust took place shortly after 9 a.m. Sunday when troopers stopped a vehicle on I-12 near I-55. Investigators said the driver, 26-year-old Carlos... 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 »
  • Retirees to Col: demand your hefty retirement boost be dropped

    August 7, 2014 10:10 PM

    BATON ROUGE- Retired state troopers asked State Police Superintendent Col. Mike Edmonson to demand the LSP Retirement System to order ACT 859, a state law that enacts a hefty retirement boost for Edmonson and another, 32-year trooper. Some believe the proposal, which passed the recently adjourned legislative session, was... more »
  • Investigative Unit: State police investigating WFPSO Captain check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    August 7, 2014 2:55 PM

    ST. FRANCISVILLE - Louisiana State Police have launched an investigation after allegations of wrongdoing surfaced within the West Feliciana Parish Sheriff's Office. West Feliciana Parish Sheriff Austin Daniel called on State Police last month to look at the alleged improprieties. It all centers around Captain Michael Taylor. The... more »
  • Sorrento man charged in fatal I-10 crash

    August 4, 2014 11:27 AM

    LAPLACE - State police are investigating a two car accident on Interstate 10 near LaPlace that claimed the life of an unidentified man. The accident happened around 2:30 a.m. Monday on I-10 just west of Louisiana Highway 3188. State police say 24-year-old Jacob Sellars of Sorrento lost control of his... more »
  • Jindal goes to Mexico border for firsthand look

    August 4, 2014 7:09 AM

    BATON ROUGE - Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal visited Texas' border with Mexico to get a closer look at the nation's immigration crisis. The Republican governor and likely 2016 presidential candidate is getting a helicopter view of the area Monday, taking a boat tour up the Rio Grande River and speaking... more »
  • Police: Cop injured in 2 vehicle crash

    August 2, 2014 5:55 PM

    PRAIRIEVILLE - State police are asking for help tracking down information in a crash that injured a police officer. It happened on LA Hwy 42 near LA Hwy 929 in Prairieville at about 7:30 a.m. on July 22nd. State Police say a motorcycle officer from Baton Rouge city... more »
  • State Police to get look at how drugs, illegals cross border and get to La. check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    August 1, 2014 3:51 PM

    BATON ROUGE- Louisiana State Police are headed to the U.S- Mexican border for a look at where illegals begin their journey into the states, possibly headed to Louisiana. Col. Mike Edmonson is expected to be in McAllen, Texas, beginning Monday. Edmonson and his team will focus on how drugs... more »
  • LSP trying to warm up hit-and-run case

    July 14, 2014 9:08 PM

    BRUSLY - State Police are asking for help again as investigators search for the truck or SUV involved in a hit-and-run that left a seven-year-old injured recently. Video captured by a home security system shows what appears to be a mid-1990's Chevrolet Tahoe or GMC Yukon leaving the area... more »
  • Black boxes analyzed in crash that killed 2 kids check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    July 9, 2014 4:21 PM

    PRAIRIEVILLE - Tonight, there are questions from many of you about why a woman who crashed into five people and killed two children hasn't been charged in the wreck. The crash killed 6-year-old David Lanus Jr. and 9-year-old Sarye Lanus. Shileta McMeller lives across the street from the... more »
  • Police: Fatal crash in Livingston Parish

    July 6, 2014 10:57 AM

    DENHAM SPRINGS - State police say one man is dead after a fatal crash early Sunday morning. It happened on La 16 south of La 1028 at around 1:30 a.m. Cameron Bordelon, 22, was thrown from his 2005 Toyota Corolla. A 16-year-old passenger suffered serious injuries. Officials say... more »
  • Child hit by SUV, police looking for driver

    July 5, 2014 3:38 PM

    BRUSLY - State police say a 7-year-old was the victim of a hit and run Friday afternoon. It happened on River Road north of La Hwy 989-1 in Brusly. Officials say the child was hit by a white SUV, possibly a early to mid-1990's Chevy Tahoe or GMC Yukon,... more »
  • 50 LSP troopers to help in New Orleans

    July 3, 2014 5:56 PM

    BATON ROUGE - An extra 50 State Police troopers will help patrol the New Orleans area after recent violent crimes, according to an LSP spokesperson. Capt. Doug Cain said Governor Bobby Jindal approved the additional troopers Thursday afternoon. Cain said they will be used to help patrol the French... more »
  • Busy weekend of holiday travel begins check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    July 3, 2014 9:20 AM

    BATON ROUGE - A busy weekend of holiday travel is now underway. An estimated 41 million Americans will getaway for the Independence Day weekend, but many people won't be satisfied with a three day weekend. A lot of families are stretching out the holiday and hitting the road today.... more »
  • State to assist New Orleans with crime problems check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    July 2, 2014 4:04 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Last week's shooting on Bourbon Street has the attention of state leaders who are working hard to come up with a plan to curb the Big Easy's crime problem. This week, New Orleans Mayor Mitch Landrieu made a plea for federal and state help to fight... more »
  • Woman killed in East Feliciana crash

    June 30, 2014 5:42 AM

    CLINTON - According to State Police, a Jackson woman was killed in a single-car accident in East Feliciana Parish late Sunday night. Investigators say 66-year-old Jo Ann Ryals was not wearing her seat belt as she drove west along LA Hwy 10. They do not know why her SUV... more »

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