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.
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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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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.
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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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
August 13, 2013 4:22 PM
BREAUX BRIDGE - State troopers arrested one person and seized around $1 million worth of marijuana after a traffic stop on I-10 east of Breaux Bridge this week.
Troopers arrested Pedro Matamoros, 38, of Brownsville, Texas on suspicion of possession with intent to distribute marijuana after the stop early... more »
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 »
July 12, 2013 11:03 AM
FLUKER - State police are investigating a single vehicle crash at the intersection of La. Highway 10 and U.S. 51 near the town of Fluker. Authorities say 53 year old Michelle Cooper of Tangipahoa died in Thursday night's crash. Investigators say the crash occurred as Cooper was traveling east on... more »
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 »
July 1, 2013 10:25 PM
BATON ROUGE- State Police hope to set-up the first police academy in years by the beginning of 2014.
There are about 100 fewer troopers patrolling the highways of Louisiana than there were in 2008. Leaders are worried about the numerous officers up for retirement in the years ahead.
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July 1, 2013 9:30 PM
BATON ROUGE - Local and State Police promise to be out in full force to catch people driving drunk this holiday weekend.
"We know individuals are out there driving irresponsibly," said Baton Rouge Police Sgt. L'Jean McKneely.
Starting Tuesday night through the Fourth of July weekend, the department... more »
June 24, 2013 9:00 AM
BUTTE LA ROSE- State police are investigating a fatal hit and run crash La. Highway 3177 south of Interstate 10 which claimed the life of a 59-year-old Breaux Bridge man. Troopers say shortly after 4:30 a.m. Saturday the body of Aubrey Talley Jr. was found in the middle of Highway... more »
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 »
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 »
June 13, 2013 1:06 PM
GEISMAR - State Police confirmed one person has died after a massive chemical plant explosion in Geismar this morning.
They made the announcement just before 1 p.m. near the Williams Olefins plant on La. 30, where an explosion and fire broke out around 8:30 a.m.
An LSP spokesperson... more »
June 13, 2013 9:16 AM
GEISMAR - Emergency responders says dozens of people have been taken to local hospitals for injuries after a chemical plant explosion this morning in Ascension Parish.
Acadian Ambulance said they transported 47 patients via ambulance and buses to hospitals for treatment, and airlifted 13 to local hospitals and burn... more »
June 11, 2013 8:52 PM
HAMMOND- Brazen crooks used a vehicle to back into the front of the Office of Motor Vehicles and infamously take the store's ATM.
Like in similar cases, the crooks used the vehicle to break the machine free from floor mounts before fleeing away with the ATM and the cash... more »
June 4, 2013 10:19 AM
ROBERT - State police have arrested a suspect in fatal hit and run accident near Robert. Trooper Nick Manale says 29-year-old Earl R. Swaggerty of Ponchatoula, was booked into the Tangipahoa Parish Jail Monday on a charge of felony hit and run driving. Troopers say Swaggerty was southbound on La.... more »
May 21, 2013 10:16 PM
INDEPENDENCE- State Police have not filed charges against a 15-year-old, unlicensed driver who investigators said crashed the car she was driving and killed a ten-year-old sibling.
The driver was with her two brothers and sister, headed to baseball practice Monday when the crash happened on Highway 1054.
"We... more »
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 »
May 10, 2013 11:52 AM
BATON ROUGE - Louisiana State Police showed off a free app today designed to let people quickly report suspicious activity using their phones.
The "See Something, Send Something" app is part of a initiative between intelligence centers across the U. S. People can take pictures of suspicious activity they... more »
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 »
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 »
April 8, 2013 9:14 AM
RUSTON- State police say a Downsville man died from injuries suffered in a one-vehicle wreck. The accident happened Sunday morning on La. Highway 3072 at Highway 33 north of Ruston. Troopers say a 2012 Mack tractor trailer, driven by 61-year-old Lester Jordan, was westbound on Highway 3072 when it crossed... more »
March 20, 2013 6:03 PM
BATON ROUGE- State Police Superintendent Mike Edmonson says there is a need for a new cadet academy to fill the ranks.
Edmonson told a budget review committee that is hard to plan while the state's money problems continue.
Edmonson told the Louisiana House Appropriations Committee that there were... more »
March 20, 2013 8:53 AM
BAYOU VISTA- State police are investigating a single vehicle crash that claimed the lives of two men in St. Mary Parish. Troopers say an SUV being driving by 25-year-old Bryan Mitchell of Houma ran off La. Highway 182 near Bayou Vista late Tuesday night and hit a utility pole. Mitchell... more »
March 19, 2013 9:35 PM
MONROE- A State Trooper was arrested, charged with distributing drugs across North Louisiana.
Ronald Thomas, 42, was an 18-year veteran of the department and also worked as a member of the Grambling State University football detail, joining the school's head football coach on the field during games.
"We... more »
March 19, 2013 5:55 PM
GONZALES - State Police said a mail carrier found 49-year-old Frank J. Bercegeay in a ditch this morning.
A bicycle lay next to Bercegeay who was found face-down, wearing a yellow reflective vest. Police believe the Prairieville man was killed by a hit-and-run driver in Ascension Parish.
The... more »
March 12, 2013 9:10 AM
LOUISVILLE, Ky.- Kentucky State Police say smoke inhalation killed a couple and five children - including two friends spending the night - in a house fire over the weekend. Trooper Shane Jacobs released the cause of death Tuesday morning for those who died Saturday in the blaze in the southern... more »
March 5, 2013 4:55 PM
CLINTON- A 55-year old man was killed in a single-vehicle crash on Highway 432 Tuesday.
State Police said Lionel Terrell ran off the roadway, into a ditch and hit two trees.
Investigators said Terrell was not wearing a seatbelt. Toxicology tests are pending.
Follow the... more »
January 30, 2013 3:35 PM
TALLULAH - Louisiana State Police say the bodies of two men and a woman missing since Jan. 7 have been found in the Tensas River west of Tallulah. Police spokeswoman Julie Lewis says 49-year-old Brady Brown and 52-year-old Ella Williams, both of Beaumont, Texas, and Brown's 68-year-old uncle, Eddie Cobb... more »
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 »
January 29, 2013 2:46 PM
NEW ORLEANS - The superintendent of Louisiana State Police is in Washington for meetings on gun violence. Col. Mike Edmonson said Tuesday his itinerary this week included conversations with police chiefs who have had to deal with three mass-shootings: the shootings at a Colorado movie theater where 12 died; the... more »
January 24, 2013 11:01 AM
LAPLACE- State police are investigating a fatal shooting involving St. John the Baptist Parish deputies. Trooper Nick Manale says a deputy stopped the woman for a traffic violation around 3:30 a.m. Thursday. Manale says as the deputy approached the car, the woman flashed a gun and fled the scene. A... more »
January 16, 2013 7:42 AM
LAKE CHARLES - Troopers say prescription drug use contributed to the increase in traffic deaths that State Police Troop D investigated in 2012.
Sgt. James Anderson says Troop D responded to 28 fatal crashes in which 34 people died, up from 20 people killed in crashes in 2011.
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January 15, 2013 3:36 PM
GONZALES - State Police said a distracted driver ran a stop sign and killed an Ascension Parish woman this afternoon.
Troopers charged 23-year-old Travis R. Parent, Jr. of Denham Springs with negligent homicide, reckless operation and felony running of a stop sign. They said 83-year-old Audrey Wells of Gonzales... more »
January 15, 2013 12:22 PM
GONZALES - State Police said one person died in a wreck this morning in Ascension Parish.
It happened around noon at the intersection of La. 931 and Roddy Road north of Gonzales.
Investigators said a truck heading west with two people inside didn't stop at the four-way stop,... more »
January 3, 2013 10:23 PM
ADDIS- A 36-year-old was killed after walking into traffic on LA 1 Thursday night.
State Police said Emmanuelle Stewart was hit by a car near the Iberville/West Baton Rouge Parish line.
"Stewart was attempting to cross LA 1 when he walked directly into the vehicle's path," a State... more »
January 3, 2013 8:41 PM
BATON ROUGE - When shots rang out at a Connecticut school, killing kids and teachers, emotions rippled throughout the country.
In Louisiana, the Fusion Center at State Police Headquarters is on alert.
"You had a huge number of lives that were lost. It was senseless," said State Police... more »
January 3, 2013 7:29 PM
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ADDIS - State Police confirmed one person died in a wreck involving a pedestrian this evening in West Baton Rouge.
A State Police spokesperson said the deadly wreck happened on La. 1 near the border between West Baton Rouge and Iberville... more »
January 3, 2013 5:26 PM
DENHAM SPRINGS - A Livingston Parish woman told News 2 today she was eternally grateful for three heroic first responders who pulled her from a fiery wreck.
Around 7 a.m. Wednesday, St. George firefighter Jonathon Dixon was leaving home and heading toward a part-time job when he noticed smoke... more »
January 2, 2013 6:17 PM
DENHAM SPRINGS - Several law enforcement officers are being credited with saving a woman's life after pulling her from a burning wreck this morning in Livingston Parish.
State Police said the wreck happened on Magnolia Bridge Road around 7 a.m. They said the woman passed out behind the wheel... more »
December 31, 2012 9:32 PM
SLAUGHTER- A man from Baton Rouge died in a vehicle crash on Highway 957 Monday evening.
State Police said Herman D. Ricard, 44, ran off the road in a curve, over corrected, and eventually crossed back over the highway and hit a utility pole then a tree.
Ricard... more »
December 18, 2012 12:20 PM
ST. GABRIEL - A wreck at the end of a police chase this morning killed two people in the vehicle authorities were pursuing, according to State Police.
Troopers said Kevdrinka Williams, 25, of Baton Rouge and Tremaine Wickem, 20, of New Orleans died in the wreck.
A spokesperson... more »
December 10, 2012 10:33 PM
PORT ALLEN- A crash on I-10 West brought traffic to a standstill Monday night. First responders said only one car was involved.
State Police said an ambulance helicopter had to land on the interstate to rescue an unknown number of people injured.
The crash scene is at mile... more »
December 10, 2012 10:53 AM
DENHAM SPRINGS - State Police said a Denham Springs teen was unrestrained and driving too fast when his pickup wrecked this morning, hitting a tree and killing him.
State Police said Brice J. Harris, 18, died in the wreck on La. 1032 south of Vincent Road in Livingston Parish... more »
December 6, 2012 3:25 PM
BATON ROUGE - State Police reopened a portion of I-10 where a cement truck overturned earlier this morning, forcing it closed for several hours.
The cement truck turned over at I-10 East and Siegen Lane around 8:30 a.m.
There were no injuries, but the eastbound lanes had to... more »
December 6, 2012 2:43 PM
BATON ROUGE - State Police said I-10 East in Baton Rouge could reopen within the hour at the site of an overturned 18-wheeler.
The truck overturned at Siegen Lane early this morning. It was carrying an estimated 74,000 pounds of cement, which had to be offloaded after the truck... more »
December 4, 2012 9:45 PM
WALKER- State Police said Tuesday evening there were no reports of any serious injuries when school buses collided after classes ended for the day.
As many as three buses were involved in the crash on Walker Road South. There were students on board at least two of the buses.... more »
December 4, 2012 4:00 PM
WALKER- A wreck involving school buses caused delays on the ride home Tuesday.
Highway 447 (Walker South Rd) is blocked. The crash is just south of the overpass, according to the Livingston Parish Sheriff's Office Facebook page.
According to witnesses, multiple school buses crashed into each other. One... more »
November 27, 2012 10:57 AM
MINDEN - State police and Webster Parish sheriff's deputies are at the Camp Minden industrial site in northwest Louisiana, trying to determine how to secure thousands of pounds of explosive powder that officials say were improperly housed by a company there. Webster Parish Sheriff Gary Sexton said Tuesday that initial... more »