September 23, 2013 5:56 PM
More than six dozen people are behind bars in Lafayette after operation "Fall Time Blues."
Lafayette Parish law enforcement agencies, State Police and Federal agents teamed up for the three-day operation last week.
More than a dozen law enforcement agencies gathered at the Lafayette Parish Sheriff's Office Monday... more »
September 5, 2013 7:13 PM
A golf instructor from Baton Rouge is facing serious charges in Acadiana concerning one of his students.
65-year old Paul Hensley is charged with on-line solicitation and indecent behavior with a juvenile. According to State Police, he arranged to meet up with a boy outside of instruction-time. That's when... more »
August 23, 2013 2:36 AM
A KATC investigation has found that just days before a young woman was murdered in Rayne, an arrest warrant was issued for her step-father, who's now considered a person of interest in her death.
That man, Kerry Bertrand has not been charged with murder, but he is behind bars... more »
August 12, 2013 9:37 AM
On Friday, August 9th, Governor Bobby Jindal appointed longtime public servant Ronnie Jones to the Louisiana Gaming Control Board. Jones will serve as Chairman and an at-large representative, as required by statute. Jones fills the vacancy left by the untimely death of Chairman Dale Hall.
Jones began his state... more »
July 2, 2013 7:38 PM
State Troopers are preparing for a "boom" of drivers on the roads for the Fourth of July weekend.
For many Americans, the Fourth of July holiday means a long weekend, that could involve some travel. According to AAA, nearly 41-million people are expected to hit the road this week.... more »
July 1, 2013 6:10 PM
They've tightened their belts, but for the first time in five years, more funding is on the radar for State Troopers.
Today is the start of the new fiscal year for the state and State Police are starting the year off on a high note. The department is getting... more »
June 26, 2013 6:35 AM
LAFAYETTE, La. (AP) - State police say 11 people are suspects in a scheme to make phony injury claims for adults and children in staged automobile accidents. In a Tuesday news release, state police alleged that three accidents were staged from September 2011 through May 2012. Six children, ranging in... more »
February 27, 2013 9:24 AM
MARRERO, La. (AP) - State police are investigating how two K-9s went missing. Troopers say both dogs were found in shelters Tuesday night. The Times-Picayune reports state police released information on the two Belgian Malinois, which went missing from the Bent Tree area in Marrero. Troopers say Luke was found... more »
December 2, 2012 10:33 PM
UPDATE: A family member has confirmed that 16-year-old Daraneisha Harris was the person shot by Breaux Bridge Police. As of Sunday night, officials have not confirmed her condition.
State Police confirmed a shooting in Breaux Bridge around 8:00pm Sunday night involved two Breaux Bridge Police Officers. Trooper Stephen Hammons... more »
October 28, 2012 8:53 PM
Within the past month, State Police have investigated two fatal accidents in Acadiana involving police officers.
In Morgan City, investigators say Saint Mary deputies were chasing a car driven by a Morgan City man who was wanted in a drug investigation. Troopers say the man crashed into another vehicle,... more »
October 26, 2012 8:05 PM
Everyday officers put their lives on the line protecting our community. KATC's Chris Welty was given a rare inside look at how state police train at their facility in Zachary.
"Nothing can prepare a police officer for what he or she is going to see day in or day... more »
September 6, 2012 6:23 PM
The community of Vidrine in Evangeline Parish is mourning the after 60-year-old Reserve Deputy John Granger of Reddell was struck by a car this morning.
This all happening near Vidrine Elementary at the intersection of LA-10 and Tiger Lane. Troopers say a vehicle turning onto LA-10 was broadsided and... more »
August 28, 2012 9:01 AM
GONZALES, La. (AP) - State police say an unidentified man died after a crash on La. Highway 30 north of Interstate 10 in Gonzales. Trooper Russell Graham said the man's name was not released because troopers are still trying to notify his next of kin. Graham said the man was... more »
July 31, 2012 1:07 AM
Louisiana State Police along with other law enforcement agencies are cracking down on obscured license plates.
According to state police, in addition to naturally occurring obscurements such as roadway dirt or mud, license plates must also remain free of any novelty frames or plate covers that hamper visibility and... more »
May 11, 2012 7:08 PM
A St. Mary Parish man dies shortly after being tased by a police officer. Family members confirm 33-year-old Damon Abraham of Baldwin died at a Lafayette hospital last night after he was arrested by Baldwin Police.
State Police have taken over this investigation. Troopers say they're not ruling out... more »
April 3, 2012 9:27 AM
HAMMOND, La. (AP) - State police have identified a pedestrian who was hit and killed on Interstate 55 in Hammond Friday night. Troopers say 50-year-old Joan Walters of Ponchatoula stepped directly in the path of a car driven by 20-year-old Brandon Carral of Amite around 9 p.m. Impairment for the... more »
March 16, 2012 9:55 AM
MONROE, La. (AP) - State troopers have arrested two people accused of submitting fraudulent insurance claims in Ouachita Parish. Investigators with the State Police Insurance Fraud Unit arrested 52-year-old Stephen Sanderson of Winnsboro on Thursday and 46-year-old Sherry Williams of Monroe last Friday. They were booked into Ouachita Correctional Center,... more »
March 2, 2012 8:41 AM
BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - For the fourth year in a row, the state is forgoing a cadet class to train new troopers. State Police Col. Mike Edmonson tells The Advocate he initially requested funding for a class in Gov. Bobby Jindal's proposed $25.5 billion state operating budget for the... more »
January 26, 2012 10:40 AM
MONROE, La. (AP) - State police have arrested four people for allegedly staging traffic accidents in Ouachita Parish. Detectives tell The News-Star they looked into six of 20 crashes where individuals filed false bodily injury claims. Trooper says the insurance companies in two of the six crashes paid out more... more »
December 24, 2011 11:09 PM
A Louisiana State Trooper and an Acadia Parish Deputy are credited with saving the life of a Eunice man; pulling him from a burning vehicle.
Trooper Trent Hanks and Deputy Mike Boddye received a call about a single-vehicle crash on I-10. Troopers say the car went off the interstate... more »
December 22, 2011 9:58 AM
State Police would like to release this holiday reminder.
Historically, the Christmas and New Year's holiday season is one of the deadliest and most dangerous times on Louisiana roads due in part to increases in traffic volume as well as an increase in impaired driving. Last year in the... more »
December 10, 2011 1:06 AM
State Police detectives are investigating fatal shooting at Campus Crossing in Lafayette. Troopers say Lafayette Police officers were called to the apartment complex in reference to an armed robbery. As officers arrived, they encountered the suspect exiting the building and was found to be armed.
State Police say multiple... more »
October 16, 2011 12:05 PM
BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - Louisiana State Police will join with the Drug Enforcement Administration for National Prescription Drug Take-Back Day on Oct. 29. The Advocate reported (http://bit.ly/pTiC8L ) troopers will collect unused or expired medication for disposal from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m. on Oct. 29 at troop headquarters... more »
September 10, 2011 12:16 AM
The Atchafalya Basin Bridge West Bound is closed at this time due to a fatal accident at mile marker 132.
Louisiana State Police is on scene and say at least two cars are involved in the crash and it is unknown if there are any other injuries.
Troopers... more »
August 12, 2011 10:13 AM
BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - State police have implemented a new alert system that will make it easier and quicker for the public to receive emergency information. The agency said in a news release Thursday it will use Nixle a computer-based information sharing program that will allow State Police to... more »
July 29, 2011 8:47 AM
COUSHATTA, La. (AP) - State police are investigating a citizen complaint that a Red River police juror had parish crews install concrete culverts in a drainage ditch in his parish. Police Juror Billy Gay told The Times of Shreveport that he has done nothing wrong. Gay said he accepted the... more »
July 23, 2011 10:16 AM
On July 21, 2011, at approximately 10:30 p.m., troopers with Louisiana State Police Troop D responded to a single-vehicle crash on Foreman Road near Trahan Road in Beauregard Parish that claimed the life of a 19-year-old woman from Longville.
Investigating troopers report that a 2003 Chevrolet Blazer driven by... more »
June 22, 2011 12:20 AM
Following a public records request, Louisiana State Police released the dash-cam video from the night state Rep. Bobby Badon, D-Carencro, was arrested and charged with DWI. The arrest was made back in January, 2010, when Badon was initially pulled over for improper lane usage.
Last week, however, District Judge... more »
June 4, 2011 11:46 AM
An early morning crash claims the life of an Abbeville man.
The crash happened just after one am on LA 82 South of Abbeville. Troopers say that the driver of the vehicle, 52 year old Gregory Menard attempted to pass several cars in a no passing zone, and collided... more »
May 28, 2011 9:30 PM
Two people are dead after a single vehicle accident and police are still searching for the driver.
The accident happened at milepost 42 in northern St. Landry Parish just after 2:30 Saturday afternoon. Troopers say the vehicle traveled off the left side of the road, entered the grass median,... more »
May 19, 2011 6:54 AM
GRETNA, La. (AP) - A drunken driving suspect who police say pulled a gun on a state trooper who shocked him with a stun gun died Wednesday after being taken to the Jefferson Parish jail, authorities said. Sheriff's deputies said they saw Kirklin Woolridge, 29, of Marrero, experiencing some sort... more »
May 14, 2011 9:00 AM
One person is dead after a single car crash in New Iberia.
It happened around 10:30 Friday night on LA 86 near Crochet Road when according to State Police, twenty year old Ronald Noel attempted to pass another vehicle in a no passing curve. Noel then lost control of... more »
March 2, 2011 9:09 AM
LAFAYETTE, La. (AP) - State police have been asked to investigate a Lafayette police officer who was fired following alleged departmental policy and procedure violations. Cpl. Paul Mouton, Lafayette Police Department spokesman, says that Cpl. Oren Haydel, a 10-year veteran of the department, was fired Monday following an internal affairs... more »
February 2, 2011 10:06 PM
State Police say they're going to have extra troops out on Thursday, monitoring the roads as the winter precipitation moves our way. Already, by late Wednesday night, temps were dropping below freezing and if you're going to hit the road, police and car mechanics stress two words: "be prepared." "Maintain... more »
January 28, 2011 6:43 PM
Today, troopers with Louisiana State Police Troop I arrested a North Carolina man for possession with the intent to distribute marijuana.
Shortly after 9:30 a.m., troopers stopped a 2007 Chevrolet Impala traveling east on Interstate 10 near milepost 113. The vehicle was stopped for following another vehicle too close.... more »
January 17, 2011 2:04 PM
St. Martin Parish Sheriff's Office detectives say Reggie Smith, AKA rapper "Big Unk" is accused of drug trafficking and having 150 pounds of marijuana.
Narcotics investigators, State Police and DEA searched his home in Breaux Bridge area and say they found the pot, $500,000.00 worth of jewelry, and more... more »
January 14, 2011 6:42 PM
Today, after developing additional information, detectives with the Lake Charles Field Office of the Louisiana State Police Bureau of Investigations charged 34-year-old Jamy Church of Sulphur with an additional 33 counts of computer-aided solicitation of a minor. Church was originally arrested on January 6, 2011, by State Police detectives for... more »
January 13, 2011 7:35 PM
A cell phone application is causing concern for local officials. The app is marketed as tool to keep caller's information private, but it may actually help some criminals steal personal information.
State Police and the Better Business Bureau say the "Phone Gangster" app is being used by criminals to... more »
January 7, 2011 6:08 AM
GREENSBURG, La. (AP) - A three-month investigation into narcotics trafficking in St. Helena Parish has resulted in the arrest of 12 men on a variety of drug charges. In a Thursday news release, state police said that working with the St. Helena Parish Sheriff's Office narcotics unit they began an... more »
January 5, 2011 6:51 PM
Louisiana State Police Troop D stopped a 2011 Hyundai for a traffic violation on Interstate 10 eastbound west of Jennings. Troopers made contact with the driver, 31-year-old Dinh Tri Do of Fort Worth, Texas, and passenger, 35-year-old Kristine Thi Nguyen of Arlington, Texas. Consent to search the vehicle was obtained... more »
December 28, 2010 1:18 PM
During the Christmas travel weekend, the Louisiana State Police investigated five fatal crashes resulting in five deaths. The Christmas travel weekend began Thursday, December 23rd at 6 p.m. and continued through Sunday, December 26th at midnight. Eighty percent of the fatal crashes involved unrestrained vehicle occupants.
Troop A (Baton... more »
December 5, 2010 7:29 PM
State Police are investigating five fatal crashes this weekend across Acadiana.
The latest happened around 6:00 Sunday night on I-49 North, near mile marker 21.5. Two vehicles were involved and troopers say one person has been killed. There are no road closures to report.
In Eunice, an Elton... more »
December 3, 2010 10:13 AM
LAFAYETTE, La. (AP) - State troopers have deferred to a federal investigation of the Lafayette Housing Authority and will not act on a state lawmaker's request for an investigation of an authority meeting, a state police spokesman says. Rep. Ricky Hardy, D-Lafayette, had requested a state investigation to determine if... more »
November 29, 2010 3:49 PM
From LA State Police: The Louisiana State Police investigated six fatal crashes on Louisiana highways during the Thanksgiving holiday period of November 25 through November 28. These crashes resulted in six deaths across the state.
The common factor in Louisiana's fatal crashes continues to be lack of seat belt... more »
October 18, 2010 12:18 PM
The search is on for a hit and run driver, who killed a pedestrian early this morning. Louisiana State Police Troop I is investigating the fatal hit and run crash on LA 182.
It happened at 4:16 a.m. Troopers say an unknown vehicle was traveling east on LA 182.... more »
August 27, 2010 10:14 AM
Iberia Parish- The following Iberia Parish deputies were involved in a shooting that took place on the night of August 25, 2010: Deputy Brett Broussard, Deputy Jeff Schmidt, Deputy Paul Venable, Deputy Ben LaSalle and Deputy Wade Bergeron. Louisiana State Police detectives, with the Lafayette Field Office were requested by... more »
August 19, 2010 7:05 PM
One year ago, 26 year old Necole Guillory's body was found near interstate 10 in Egan. Guillory is the last of eight Jennings women killed and dumped since 2005.
Guillory leaves behind four children--her killer has never been brought to justice. One year later, the multi-agency task force made... more »
August 6, 2010 2:43 PM
First responders tell us 10-12 people were involved in an accident on Highway 90, east of Jeanerette near the Four Corners flashing light. The vehicle rolled over, but State Police say the injuries all appear to be minor. more »
May 15, 2010 10:30 PM
Two Year Old Killed in Coteau Crash
Louisiana State Police Troop I investigated a single vehicle crash on LA 89 in Coteau that claimed the life of a two-year-old boy.
According to investigating troopers, on May 14, 2010, at 6:15 p.m., a 2003 GMC Envoy, driven by... more »
April 20, 2010 5:56 PM
BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - Beginning Wednesday, people who need copies of police reports involving crashes investigated by Louisiana State Police can get them online. In the past, the information had to be purchased in person at state police headquarters in Baton Rouge or at a state police troop location.... more »
March 23, 2010 1:54 PM
On March 25, 2010, Louisiana State Police Troop I will conduct a safety checkpoint within Evangeline Parish. The checkpoint will take place from 8:30 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. Troopers will be actively looking for vehicles that are not insured. Vehicles without insurance could be towed and the driver issued a... more »
March 17, 2010 3:38 PM
Today, troopers with Louisiana State Police Region 2 detectives arrested Lisa Broussard in reference to a disturbance that occurred on March 15, 2010, at 153 Paulette Lane in Crowley.
During the investigation troopers learned that Broussard drove to her mother's house which had burned in the early morning hours... more »
March 15, 2010 7:39 PM
Today, Louisiana State Police Region 2 detectives investigated a disturbance that occurred on Paulette St. in Crowley, LA.
According to investigating troopers shortly before 1:00 p.m., Lisa Broussard (W/F 35years old) was involved in a disturbance at 153 Paulette St. in Crowley, LA. The initial investigation indicated that Broussard... more »
January 19, 2010 6:33 PM
Thanks to a large grant, Louisiana State Troopers can now focus their attention on the biggest problem areas.
Drivers who frequent I-10 say they've noticed.
This is not by mistake or pure happenstance.
State police received a grant of just more than a million dollars from the... more »
December 30, 2009 11:52 PM
Topping off the year that was with a drink, or two is a tradition for many, but if that tradition also involves getting behind the wheel, watch out. Trooper Stephen Hammons with the Louisiana State Police says troopers will be on the lookout for impaired drivers all week long because... more »
December 17, 2009 12:17 PM
Iberia Parish- Last night troopers with Louisiana State Police Troop I investigated a two vehicle fatal crash on US 190 west of Krotz Springs.
Killed in the crash was seventy four year old Leus Knott of Arnaudville, LA. Knott was not wearing his seatbelt and was killed when the... more »
December 17, 2009 11:38 AM
Last night Louisiana State Police were on the scene of a single vehicle accident on LA 83. The vehicle was traveling eastbound on LA 83 exiting a right curve in the roadway. The driver, Venn Phothirath, traveled across the centerline, across the westbound lane, and entered the ditch on the... more »
December 9, 2009 10:00 AM
Lafayette- Yesterday, troopers with Louisiana State Police Troop I arrested a Carencro man in connection with the hit and run death of Benjamin Lewis.
On September 23, 2009, troopers responded to a fatal hit and run crash that involved a pedestrian on LA 339 at Fortune Rd. The investigating... more »
November 24, 2009 11:55 AM
Iberia Parish- Yesterday (November 23, 2009), troopers with Louisiana State Police Troop I responded to a 3 vehicle crash on US 90 west of Darnell Rd. in Iberia Parish, that left one woman in critical condition. The eastbound lanes of US 90 were closed due to the crash, and did... more »
November 23, 2009 1:11 PM
Iberia Parish- Today, troopers with the Louisiana State Police Troop I arrested the driver involved in a fatal hit in run crash, which occurred on November 21, 2009, that left a New Iberia juvenile dead. During the on going investigation into the hit and run death of thirteen year old... more »
November 18, 2009 12:24 PM
November 17, 2009, Franklin, La- It took a St. Mary Parish jury only 17 minutes to return a guilty verdict against Caleb Guerrero, age 18, of Morgan City for Distribution of Cocaine. Guerrero faces a sentence of 2 to 30 years at hard labor. Guerrero sold cocaine to an undercover... more »
October 27, 2009 9:59 AM
October 27, 2009
On October 28, 2009, Louisiana State Police - Troop I, will conduct a Safety Checkpoint on LA 35, within Acadia Parish. The checkpoint will take place from 9:00 am to 11:30 am. Troopers will be aggressively looking for vehicles that are not insured and those vehicles... more »
October 20, 2009 11:52 AM
It was a busy weekend for Troopers with the Louisiana State Police. Over the past weekend Troopers worked diligently with other local, state, and federal agencies to rid our streets of dangerous narcotics. During traffic stops made along Interstate 10, Troopers recovered over 290 pounds of marijuana, 2.3 kilos of... more »
October 13, 2009 2:57 PM
After a joint investigation with the Louisiana State Police, the Iberia Parish Sheriff's office has arrested Sergeant Keith Koen of the Iberia Parish Sheriff's office for pornography involving juveniles. Sgt. Koen was assigned to the Support Services Division since July 2008 but immediately submitted his resignation upon his arrest. Investigators... more »
October 8, 2009 9:24 AM
At this time State Police have confirmed that the two vehicle accident happened near US 90 and 318 in St. Mary Parish. The accident involves a school bus and a passenger vehicle. The 34 children on board the bus were not harmed, however, the driver in the passenger... more »
October 7, 2009 12:40 PM
Jennings and Jefferson Davis Parish is hurting and grieving the deaths of 8 women since 2005. The Multi-Agency Investigative Team formed to investigate these deaths is comprised of many independent agencies working together to bring those responsible to justice. Since the body of Loretta was found in May of 2005,... more »
October 1, 2009 8:37 AM
Drivers beware, Louisiana State Police will begin enforcing new laws today. Everyone in a vehicle, both in the front and back seats, are now required to buckle up. Motorists may only use the use the left lane on a multi-lane road for passing, turning, and allowing room for emergency vehicles..... more »
September 29, 2009 4:08 PM
BATON ROUGE-Traffic deaths and injuries in Louisiana in 2008 took the sharpest decline in 15 years, Louisiana safety officials announced today. In 2008, 913 people were killed in Louisiana traffic crashes, an 8.2 percent decline from the previous year, according to the 2008 Louisiana Traffic Records Data Report. A total... more »
September 26, 2009 3:03 AM
According to State Police, the hunt for Jonathan Latham has ended in a shoot-out.
The 34-year-old was shot at a home near Breaux Bridge late Friday, following attacks in Iberia and Vermilion parishes.
State Police spokesman Sgt. David Anderson said St. Martin Parish deputies went to the home... more »
September 25, 2009 4:01 PM
On Friday, September 24th State Police and St. Mary Parish Sheriff arrested Shane Falgout of Morgan City on warrants for computer aided solicitation of a minor and pornography involving juveniles.The 22-year-old was booked into the parish jail and bond was set at $30,000.00. Falgout was later released.
... more »
September 24, 2009 8:09 AM
State Police have released the identity of the victim killed in a hit and run incident. 38-year-old Benjamin Lewis from Houston, Texas was discovered in the 37-hundred block of Verot School Road between Fortune Road and Highway 92. State Police believe the vehicle came from the north bound lane of... more »