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  • Family wants driver who killed their kids charged 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 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. 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 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 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 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 »
  • Arrest made in shooting of Jennings police officer

    June 24, 2014 11:58 AM

    JENNINGS - A suspect has been arrested in connection with the shooting of a police officer in Jennings. 30-year-old George Lowdins was booked on first degree attempted murder of a police officer, possession of a firearm by a convicted felon, resisting an officer by flight, and domestic abuse battery.... more »
  • Police: Fatal crash in Pointe Coupee Parish

    June 7, 2014 10:47 AM

    GLYNN - State police say a man was killed in a car crash Friday night in Pointe Coupee Parish. Officials say Justin Thompson, 22, died in a single vehicle crash just before 10pm on La. hwy 416 west of La. hwy 415. Police say Thompson ran off the... more »
  • Woman dies in 4 vehicle Ascension Parish crash

    May 30, 2014 6:02 AM

    SORRENTO - State police say a 41-year-old Thibodaux woman has died in a four vehicle crash in Ascension Parish. The accident happened Thursday afternoon on Louisiana Highway 70 south of Sorrento. Trooper Jared Sandifer says Tiffany Moore was southbound when she failed to slow down for traffic congestion. Sandifer says... 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 »
  • 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 »
  • Monday night crash closed I-12

    May 19, 2014 9:24 PM

    BATON ROUGE- Westbound lanes of I-12, east of O'Neal Lane closed for a portion of Monday night as emergency crews worked a crash scene. The wreck involved an 18-wheeler and smaller vehicles. Police had not released the exact details at the time of this post. There were no... more »
  • State Police memorial for fallen officers tonight

    May 12, 2014 5:17 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Louisiana State Police announced that they will hold a candlelight vigil and memorial ceremony on to honor officers killed in the line of duty. The ceremony will be held at the memorial in front of the Louisiana State Police Headquarters on Independence Boulevard on Wednesday, May... more »
  • State Police: man drives drunk to police station

    May 11, 2014 7:43 PM

    BATON ROUGE - State Police say a Gonzales man drove himself to the police station while drunk, where he was arrested for DWI. Troopers say Patrick Ruffner, 31, went to the station to fill out a crash report after he was involved in a hit and run crash on... more »
  • LSP identify victim of I-10 fatal crash

    May 9, 2014 11:10 AM

    GROSSE TETE - State police identified a man killed in a single-vehicle wreck Friday morning on I-10 in Iberville Parish. Authorities said Michael R. Flournoy, 58, died in the wreck on I-10 East near Grosse Tete. Troopers said Flournoy lost control of his truck, ran off the road and... more »
  • State Police catch accused, dangerous child molester

    May 7, 2014 8:49 PM

    STONEWALL - State Police said they arrested a man wanted for three counts of molestation of juveniles at 3:30 p.m. in Dixie Inn, LA. Jeffery Scott Humphries, 34, is accused of molesting underage people in Bossier Parish. Specifics about the crime were not released. Humphries was considered especially... more »
  • State Police: Multi-agency drug bust a success

    May 5, 2014 5:44 PM

    LAKE CHARLES - State Police said a nearly year-long investigation led to the recent arrest of 24 individuals on drug-related charges in southwest Louisiana. Law enforcement officals said the investigation, called "Operation 27" because one principal suspect had been arrested 26 times before, was a joint effort between Louisiana... more »
  • Persons of interest sought in double murder

    May 1, 2014 1:20 PM

    BATON ROUGE - State Police released the names of two persons of interest Thursday who detectives are trying to contact in connection with a recent double murder in East Feliciana Parish. Trooper Jared Sandifer said LSP detectives are assisting the East Feliciana Parish Sheriff's Office in the murders, which... more »
  • LSP: Woman tried to have DWI evidence destroyed

    April 24, 2014 9:59 PM

    BATON ROUGE - State Police arrested a 23-year-old woman after she allegedly called the State Police Crime Lab and tried to have evidence destroyed in a case against her. Investigators said Jana Pourciau called the crime lab from her cell phone and posed as an employee of the 18th... more »
  • I-12E reopened after multi-vehicle wreck

    April 17, 2014 12:28 PM

    HOLDEN - State Police re-opened a portion of I-12 East in Livingston Parish just after 1 p.m., after a multi-vehicle wreck closed it an hour earlier. Troopers said the wrecks happened near Mile Marker 29 past Holden, where a moving truck had reportedly crashed into a center dividing wall.... more »
  • Man in 20s faces 6th DWI

    April 16, 2014 8:46 PM

    DENHAM SPRINGS - a 29-year-old faces his 6th DWI offense after State Police arrested him for causing a head-on wreck on February 1, 2014. State Troopers arrested Lee Edward Easley today on charges of DWI, reckless operation, negligent injuring and possession of marijuana. Investigators said Easley was driving... more »
  • New drinking and driving campaign a blast from the past Play Video

    April 16, 2014 10:16 AM

    BATON ROUGE- Col. Mike Edmonson was just a state trooper when he appeared in a ground-breaking drinking and driving PSA in 1986. 28 years later, he's back for a new commercial and a new campaign. The commercial and campaign were so successful it was copied by groups around the... more »
  • LSP: Avoid Sunshine Bridge after wide load mishap

    April 15, 2014 8:36 PM

    DONALDSONVILLE- Traffic leaving the city, headed east can not use the Sunshine Bridge since all but on lane of the bridge over the Mississippi River are closed. State Police told drivers to avoid the area and use alternate routes late Tuesday. Immediately after the incident, only traffic headed into... more »
  • LSP: Man killed after hitting dump truck head-on

    April 15, 2014 12:49 PM

    SORRENTO - State Police said a Napoleonville man died after hitting a dump truck head-on with his car Tuesday morning. Troopers said Shelby G. Johnson, 36, crossed the center line for unknown reasons and hit the dump truck while driving along LA 70 in Ascension Parish around 10 a.m.... more »
  • LSP looking for human trafficking suspect

    April 15, 2014 12:11 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Louisiana State Police asked for the public's help finding a man wanted for human trafficking. The State Police Special Victims Unit is looking for 21 year-old Emmanuel Bailey of Fort Smith, Arkansas. He's being sought as part of an ongoing multi-agency investigation into prostitution and online... more »
  • Estimate: 300,000 people attended Strawberry Festival

    April 14, 2014 10:45 PM

    PONCHATOULA- Somewhere around 300,000 people attended the Strawberry Festival in this southern Tangipahoa Parish town over the weekend. The attendance was in the record books, according to ActionNews17.com. Previous record crowds have hit 200,000. State Police said there were no major issues. Troopers posted numerous pictures from a... more »
  • Traffic snarled after I-10 wreck

    April 8, 2014 5:25 PM

    PRAIRIEVILLE - A wreck on I-10 near Prairieville snarled rush hour traffic as strong storms moved through the Baton Rouge area Tuesday afternoon. State Police said the wreck blocked the right lane of travel on I-10 East before La. 73. The roadway was fully reopened at 5:30. DOTD... more »
  • After days of gridlock, senator wants traffic report

    March 21, 2014 9:35 PM

    BATON ROUGE - A state senator wants a report about traffic after a series of incidents where people were sitting in gridlock. "You got shoulders, you got three lanes of traffic, and they're closing two lanes," said State Sen. Dale Erdey. "It's causing all these vehicles to merge into... more »
  • Soldier caught with bag of pot released to military

    March 14, 2014 10:27 PM

    PORT ALLEN- A member of the United States Army was released from the West Baton Rouge Parish Prison to military police Friday. Sgt. Horace Brown , 30, had been in jail since he was arrested for carrying 23 pounds of marijuana in a duffel bag. Authorities said they found... more »
  • Serious injury in crash; Alcohol and drugs suspected

    March 9, 2014 4:04 PM

    ST. FRANCISVILLE - State Police say alcohol and drugs are suspected to be a factor in a two car crash on Saturday night. Police say the two cars collided at approximately 10:45 pm on La. 969 north of La. 66 near Angola State Penitentiary in West Feliciana Parish. ... more »
  • Police: DWI and injuries in 3 car crash

    March 8, 2014 1:55 PM

    BATON ROUGE - State police say two children were injured during a three car crash Friday afternoon. It happened on US Hwy 61 north of Barringer Foreman Road. Police say 42-year-old Khamphangdeth Souvannaphim was driving on northbound on US Hwy 61. While attempting to switch lanes, he hit... more »
  • Negligent homicide charges in fatal crash

    March 6, 2014 11:29 AM

    PRAIRIEVILLE, La. - State police are charging a man with negligent homicide after a fatal crash in Ascension Parish Thursday morning. Troopers say Dalyn Melancon, 24, was driving westbound on LA Hwy. 42 and started to drift off the road to the right. He overcorrected into the eastbound lane... more »
  • US Army Sergeant found with 23lbs of pot Play Video

    February 16, 2014 3:24 PM

    PORT ALLEN - State police say approximately 23 pounds of marijuana were found in a US Army Sergeant's car. A State Trooper pulled over 30-year-old Sgt. Horace Brown of Cantonment Florida for a traffic violation. He was traveling on I-10 eastbound near LA 415 in Port Allen. Officials... more »
  • Deadly evening on area highways

    February 4, 2014 11:18 PM

    BATON ROUGE- Two people died on highways in the area Tuesday night. Ramsey A. Ogwynn, 25, of Sorrento was killed in a crash on LA Hwy. 931 east of LA Hwy. 44 in Ascension Parish. State Police said Ogwynn crossed into the path of another car and was hit.... more »
  • State Police: I-10 may reopen Thursday

    January 29, 2014 2:06 PM

    NEW ORLEANS- Louisiana State Police say motorists should not expect to see Interstate 10 reopened before Thursday. Capt. Doug Cain says the state's major north-south thoroughfare remains closed between the Jefferson/Orleans parish line through Lafayette. Cain says the concern is that temperatures won't warm up enough to thaw bridges along... more »
  • State Police honor Acadian and Air Med

    January 14, 2014 11:58 AM

    BATON ROUGE - Louisiana State Police have honored Acadian Ambulance and Air Med with a Distinguished Service Award. The award goes to friends and partners of the State Police who go above and beyond in serving their communities. The award is not a recurring award, but instead a... more »
  • After six year absence, State Police host academy

    January 10, 2014 10:19 PM

    BATON ROUGE- This weekend, people who want to become state troopers will begin the rigorous process of becoming a member of the Louisiana State Police force. Fifty future troopers will start training and will graduate in May. They are part of the first cadet class in six years. ... more »
  • Security under review after VCU escape Play Video

    January 6, 2014 4:49 PM

    BATON ROUGE - State Police said security at the Violent Crimes Unit is being reviewed after an accused attempted murderer escaped through the ceiling Sunday night. Investigators said Ryan Boatner, 27, was being held for a home invasion, robbery and shooting Sunday night when he managed to escape the... more »
  • Local rapper killed in Iberville crash

    January 3, 2014 6:31 AM

    ST. GABRIEL- One man is dead in a single car accident that occured near the ferry landing on River. Rd west of LA Hwy. 327 in Iberville Parish Thursday night. Louisiana State Police say 24-year-old Cedrick D. Smith of Plaquemine wasn't wearing his seatbelt when the car he was... more »
  • LSP identifies man found dead near Juban Road Play Video

    December 30, 2013 7:45 AM

    DENHAM SPRINGS - State Police released the name of a man found dead on the side of the road in Livingston Parish Monday morning, and said the driver who hit him wouldn't be cited. Trooper Jared Sandifer said the body of Devin I. Hammond, 27, was found alongside Juban... more »
  • Suspected rampage shooter in custody

    December 28, 2013 5:19 PM

    SLIDELL - Police say, man who is suspected of killing two and injuring six in Olde Town Slidell is in jail. 22-year-old Jamieon Chatman was arrested Saturday morning. He is charged with two counts of second degree murder and six counts of attempted second degree murder. Authorities say... 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: Child trafficking suspect surrenders

    November 27, 2013 5:00 PM

    LAFAYETTE - State Police said one suspect accused of trafficking children for sex turned himself in today, but a woman sought in the investigation is still at large. Troopers said Alcoby Con LaSalle, 19, of Lafayette surrendered to authorities in Lafayette Parish around 11 a.m. Wednesday. Deputies booked him... more »
  • Two sought for child sex trafficking

    November 26, 2013 6:05 PM

    LAFAYETTE - Louisiana State Police asked for the public's help finding two people accused of child sex trafficking. Troopers said they're looking for Darneesha Lashay Martin, 22, and Alcoby Con LaSalle, 19, both of Lafayette. Investigators accused them of trafficking children for sexual purposes, and promoting prostitution. State... more »
  • State police to train new troopers

    November 26, 2013 11:33 AM

    BATON ROUGE - State police will begin training new troopers early next year. Trooper ranks have dropped from over 1,150 in 2009 to less than 950 today. Budget problems have kept the state from adding any new officers, but the legislature set aside $5 million for the training... more »
  • Addict's long road to recovery Play Video

    October 25, 2013 9:24 PM

    BATON ROUGE - The war on prescription pills and drug addiction continues. Saturday, authorities are taking them off the street in waves during the National Prescription Drug Take Back Initiative. It is one way to combat drug problems on the street where addicts get them easily and sometimes switch... more »
  • State Police to collect drugs Saturday

    October 25, 2013 8:08 AM

    BATON ROUGE - Louisiana State Police will spend the weekend gathering medications as part of National Prescription Drug Take Back Day. The event is held in an effort to help residents safely dispose of prescription drugs from their homes. Expired, unused, and unwanted medications can be dropped off... more »
  • La. State Police rescued missing Fla. child

    October 1, 2013 11:39 AM

    HENDERSON - Louisiana State Police have rescued a missing 5-month-old child from Florida. Officers were on the lookout for a blue Chrysler Town and Country van traveling west on I-10. Trooper Stephen Hammons says officers stopped the van yesterday afternoon around 4:30 and found the child in the vehicle... more »
  • State Police: Deputy lost control before fatal crash Play Video

    September 28, 2013 9:41 AM

    CENTRAL - Louisiana State police say East Baton Rouge Sheriff's Deputy Dustin Hamilton lost control of his cruiser right before a fatal crash on Joor Road Friday night. State police say for some unknown reason Hamilton lost control of his car while he was driving north and crossed into... more »
  • LaSalle Parish deputy arrested on rape charges

    September 27, 2013 11:47 AM

    JENA - A sheriff's deputy in LaSalle Parish has been arrested on forcible rape and domestic battery charges. State police investigators arrested Clarence Breland Jr. today. Trooper Scott Moreau says Breland is being held at the LaSalle Parish Detention Center without bond. State police have not released any details... more »
  • Two Angola inmates have escaped, police in hot pursuit

    September 22, 2013 10:53 AM

    BATON ROUGE - Two inmates are on the run after escaping from Angola State Prison. State police and the West Feliciana Sheriff's Office are currently in hot pursuit. According to the a prison official, the police have them surrounded. Both of the inmates are serving life sentences, one... 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 »
  • Troopers: guardrail camera system is a hoax

    September 17, 2013 10:25 PM

    BATON ROUGE- State Police used the same platform to dispel rumors that has been used to fuel them about a new way to ticket speeding motorists. Troopers call a picture circulating the Internet showing a speed camera disguised inside a guardrail the "latest and greatest urban legend." The picture... more »
  • Driver survives after car plunges into marsh

    September 5, 2013 3:10 PM

    LAPLACE - State Police said a 20-year-old driver survived her vehicle's plunge off I-55 in St. John Parish and into a marsh 30 feet below the highway, thanks to her seatbelt. Troopers said Arielle Fleming of LaPlace was headed north on the elevated highway Thursday morning when she lost... 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 »
  • Man leaves 1 accident, struck and killed on I-10

    September 4, 2013 8:48 AM

    SULPHUR- State police in southwestern Louisiana are investigating the death of a pedestrian who was struck on Interstate 10 west of Sulphur after leaving an earlier accident scene. A news release from Louisiana State Police Troop D said the fatality happened shortly after 3 a.m. Tuesday in the eastbound lanes... more »
  • State Police make good on promise to police I-10 for holiday

    September 3, 2013 11:07 PM

    BATON ROUGE- State Police released the highlights of a weekend crackdown on drivers who were not obeying the law. "Operation Safe Corridor" was a Labor Day holiday blitz on I-10. Eight states were part of the initiative: Florida, Alabama, Mississippi, Louisiana, Texas, New Mexico, Arizona and California. In... 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 »
  • Arrest made in road rage incident

    August 28, 2013 8:12 AM

    BATON ROUGE - A man from Baton Rouge is under arrest, accused of being aggressive behind the wheel. State Police say 25-year-old Mark D. Rogillio was pulled over by a State Trooper Tuesday evening for driving erratically on Essen Ln. near I-12. While speaking to Rogillio, another driver stopped... more »
  • Authorities arrest man after chase, crash

    August 16, 2013 4:21 PM

    JARREAU - Authorities arrested a man after they said he intentionally rammed a Pointe Coupee Parish Sheriff's Office cruiser with a stolen car. State Police arrested Travis J. Jarreau, 28, after the wreck Thursday night at 9:45 p.m. They said in addition to driving a stolen vehicle, Jarreau was... more »
  • Experts: hostage killer's Facebook shows deranged mind Play Video

    August 14, 2013 10:45 PM

    ST. JOSEPH - Some disturbing posts on Facebook show a bizarre glimpse into the mind of the killer involved in the Tensas Parish standoff. Fuaed Ahmed, 20, stormed a St. Joseph bank around 12:30 p.m. Tuesday. His posts are something state police looked at after he shot two hostages,... more »

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