March 3, 2014 8:53 AM
Acadia Parish- A Lake Charles woman is in jail today and charged with vehicular homicide following a fatal crash on LA Highway 370 near Roxie Road.
On March 2, 2014 at 7:56 p.m., Troopers say 22-year-old Emily Marcantel of Lake Charles was allegedly driving a Ford Focus west on... more »
February 11, 2013 6:52 PM
In New Iberia, the search is on for a suspected drunk driver accused of crashing into a home.
It happened along Guadalajara Street early Monday morning. Investigators believe the driver ran a stop sign and crashed into the house. It's a sleepover story one girl will never forget.
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October 15, 2012 9:21 AM
FARMERVILLE, La. (AP) - State police say a single vehicle crash in Union Parish has claimed the life of a Marion man. Troopers say a truck driven by 50-year-old Ronnie Baker ran off Alabama Landing Road Saturday night struck two trees, rolled over twice and caught fire. Authorities tell The... more »
September 20, 2012 7:24 PM
It's an image that has many parents outraged - a school bus driver caught texting while driving a bus full of children. A student in St. Mary Parish took a picture of the bus driver allegedly texting while driving the bus Tuesday morning. The parent called the St. Mary Parish... more »
June 7, 2012 10:59 AM
SHREVEPORT, La. (AP) - Caddo sheriff's deputies have detained a man believed to have driven himself and a female passenger into Cross Lake. The vehicle careened off of a road into the lake Wednesday night. The vehicle was fully submerged when deputies arrived, and both occupants were still inside. The... more »
May 28, 2012 5:51 AM
PONCHATOULA, La. (AP) - A driver on Interstate 55 saw wreckage at the tree line and called Louisiana State Police, who found the body of a Metairie man. Trooper Nick Manale says 31-year-old Darren Elwin apparently died 12 to 15 hours before his body was found Sunday afternoon about 115... more »
April 18, 2012 7:25 AM
CLAYTON, La. (AP) - State police say a 36-year-old Clayton man died in a one-car accident in Concordia Parish. The crash happened around 10:30 p.m. Monday on La. Highway 900 in south of Clayton. Troopers identified the victim as Bennie Griffin. Investigators say Griffin lost control of the car, ran... more »
March 26, 2012 9:04 AM
METAIRIE, La. (AP) - Jefferson Parish sheriff's deputies say a taxi driver was shot during an attempted robbery. The Times-Picayune reports the driver is in stable condition following Sunday's shooting. The driver told officers he picked up a passenger in the French Quarter, and was directed to a Metairie address.... more »
March 26, 2012 7:01 AM
BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - Sheriff's deputies say a 61-year-old Woodlawn High School bus driver has been arrested and booked for allegedly persuading an 18-year-old female mentally disabled student who rode his bus to perform a sex act. The Advocate reports Donald Bordelon of Zachary was booked into East Baton... more »
March 12, 2012 6:41 AM
LEESVILLE, La. (AP) - State police say separate wrecks in Vernon Parish killed a 22-year-old driver and a 21-year-old pedestrian from out of state. Trooper Daniel "Scott" Moreau says Marci A. Sterling of Leesville died early Sunday, when she hit a tree and was thrown out of her car. He... more »
March 7, 2012 7:14 AM
METAIRIE, La. (AP) - A 22-year-old LaPlace man was booked with his fourth DWI in five months. Louisiana State Police say Justin Michael Clement had a toddler under the age of 5 with him in the car at the time. According to the arrest report, Clement had blood-shot eyes and... more »
February 6, 2012 10:07 AM
SIMMESPORT, La. (AP) - State police say a 36-year-old pedestrian was killed in a hit-and-run on La. Highway 1 in Simmesport. The Town Talk reports Levi Jones Jr. of Marksville was found in the south lane of La. Highway 1 Saturday after an unidentified vehicle struck him around 3 p.m.... more »
November 11, 2011 10:53 PM
A family is mourning the loss of their own veteran, not on the battlefield, but right here at home. Crowley Police said retired Navy Airman Aaron Hamilton was the victim of a drunk driver early Friday morning.
Investigators said Joshua Jackson was that driver, who is now charged with... more »
October 11, 2011 1:06 AM
The pedestrian struck by an accused drunk driver this weekend in downtown Lafayette remains in critical condition.
23 year old Eddie Dubois is suffering from severe brain injuries and has been in and out of a coma.
"This is my worst nightmare," said Eddie's mom Kathy, who has... more »
August 18, 2011 6:35 PM
A Crowley teen was laid to rest Thursday after being hit by a drunk driver less than a week ago.
Northside Christian School let out early Thursday morning, so that faculty and students could say goodbye to one of their own, 18-year-old Mitchell Romero.
"She was a good... 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 »
March 15, 2011 11:25 PM
The school bus driver involved in the deadly accident in Milton is now receiving counseling. While driver Harold Thibeaux is unable to comment on the accident due to the investigation, his younger brother did speak out, saying his brother and their entire family are struggling with the tragic loss of... more »
January 25, 2011 11:17 AM
GROSSE TETE, La. (AP) - Louisiana State Police say a 54-year-old Mississippi man died on Interstate 10 when the cab of his 18-wheeler rolled onto its side and caught fire. Trooper Russell Graham said in a news release that Donald Hunt, of Louisville, Miss., was driving west on the interstate... more »
December 16, 2010 12:00 AM
Drunk driving charges are still pending for a Lafayette Parish bus driver, leaving his job up in the air. The Lafayette Parish School Board tabled the motion to return the bus driver to work at Wednesday night's meeting. Kenny Mire was arrested in October 2009 for driving while intoxicated off-duty.... more »
December 9, 2010 11:17 PM
Friday marks one week since the deadly bus accident in Port Barre. KATC'S Maddie Garrett sheds light on a different perspective, from the man who drives that route everyday. Michael Haynes is the regular driver of that bus and he's still picking up and dropping off kids on those... more »
October 18, 2010 11:02 AM
An Evangeline Parish teenager is dead after an accident. The single vehicle crash happened Saturday, night on Rozas Road, north of highway 29 in the Ville Platte area.
The driver was19 year old James Rozas of Ville Platte. Rozas, driving a 1998 Chevrolet truck, for unknown reason, ran off... more »
September 29, 2010 12:33 PM
State Police have released the identity of a driver involved in a crash that killed a crossing guard in Moss Bluff.
This morning, just before 7:00 a.m., two men were hit by a car on LA 378 west of Parish Road in Calcasieu Parish. The men were on-duty Calcasieu... more »
September 23, 2010 5:04 PM
Authorities are searching for the person responsible for robbing a UPS man at gunpoint Tuesday, September 21. At approximately 3:03 p.m. Tuesday, the Evangeline Parish Sheriff's Office received a report of an armed robbery at 382 deBallion Plantation Road in the Belarie Cove area, near Ville Platte. A UP S... more »
August 31, 2010 10:19 AM
LULING, La. (AP) - Authorities say three Hahnville High School students remain hospitalized from a wreck when a driver lost control while allegedly texting on her cell phone. St. Charles Parish sheriff's deputies said that one boy was sitting on a curb, another was one standing on the curb and... more »
August 17, 2010 8:45 AM
COLUMBIA, La. (AP) - State police say a 41-year-old West Monroe man died from injuries sustained in a one-vehicle crash in Caldwell Parish. Troopers say that a UPS delivery van was northbound on La. Highway 846 approaching a left hand curve Monday when it ran off the road and overturned.... more »
August 11, 2010 7:13 PM
The start of the school year, has some parents in St. Martinville concerned for their children's safety. A few parents filed complaints about the same St. Martin Parish school bus driver last year. This year the driver is back on the route and they say they're not happy about it.... more »
July 19, 2010 9:35 AM
MONROE, La. (AP) - State police say two teenagers helped rescue a man and his son whose car ran into Cheniere Lake. Fourteen-year-old Chris Smith and 19-year-old Josh McDowel said they wish they could also have helped the man's wife, who died Saturday night. Troopers say 28-year-old Jessica Kelley died... more »
July 12, 2010 8:52 AM
LAFAYETTE, La. (AP) - Sammy Kershaw and other artists have scheduled a July 20 concert to raise money for the family of Lafayette siblings hit by a drunk driver while in South Africa to see the World Cup. The June 16 accident killed 24-year-old Nicole Murphy and severely injured her... more »
June 28, 2010 8:26 PM
SHREVEPORT, La. (AP) - Shreveport police say officers investigating a 911 call to report an apparent beating in a taxi cab found the owner of the cab, stabbed to death. Sgt. Bill Goodin says he's been identified as 51-year-old Timothy Guyton of Shreveport, and police have an arrest warrant for... more »
June 25, 2010 9:59 AM
BOSSIER CITY, La. (AP) - An Arkansas man died after losing control of the dump truck he was driving in Bossier Parish. State police tells The Times that 41-year-old Gregory McWilliams, of Magnolia, Ark., was driving a truck loaded with gravel north on La. Highway 157 Thursday when the truck... more »
April 6, 2010 11:59 AM
RANT: Should driver's licenses should be flagged for people twice-convicted for felony drug offenses? Email Hoyt at email@example.com. We could use your RANT at 10:00. The words "drug offender" would be written in orange across the license, under the bill by Rep. Rickey Hardy, a Democrat from Lafayette. The House... more »
March 18, 2010 5:16 PM
WASHINGTON (AP) - Federal regulators say computer data from a Toyota Prius that crashed in New York show that at the time of the accident the throttle was open and the driver was not hitting the brakes. A housekeeper driving the car on March 9 told police that it sped... more »
February 26, 2010 8:54 AM
JENNINGS, La. (AP) - A 31-year-old Jennings man has been found shot to death inside his vehicle parked on a vacant lot. Police reportedly found the body of Kenneth Pelican late Wednesday night in the driver's seat of a vehicle. Police Chief Johnny Lassiter said he had been shot once... more »
February 24, 2010 12:51 PM
Acadia Parish- Yesterday, February 23, 2010, Louisiana State Police Troop I investigated a two vehicle crash on I-10 near milepost 85 that claimed the life of a Church Point man.
Killed in the crash was eighteen year old Benjamin Guidry of Church Point. Guidry was killed when the vehicle... more »
February 11, 2010 1:28 PM
LAFAYETTE, La. (AP) - Police say a 23-year-old man training to become a Lafayette Parish School Board bus driver has been arrested for allegedly using a school board charge card to buy more than $1,000 worth of unleaded gasoline. Calvin James Savoy was arrested Feb. 3 on 25 counts of... more »
January 9, 2010 4:35 PM
An early morning accident leaves two fighting for their lives tonight. The crash happened just before 2:30 this morning on Highway 182 just east of Broussard. The driver of the vehicle lost control, hit a ditch and flipped ejecting all 4 occupants from the vehicle. Police are searching for the... more »
November 26, 2009 12:24 PM
A Franklin man was struck from behind and killed while walking along La 87 in Jeanerette last night (November 25, 2009). According to Troopers a Jeanerette man failed to properly negotiate the curve he was traveling and drove off the roadway. It was the attempt to re-enter the roadway when... 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 20, 2009 10:17 AM
On November 19, 2009 at approximately 23:00 hrs, Jefferson Davis Parish Sheriff's Deputies, LA State Police, and Roanoke Fire Department responded to a truck in the ditch near LA 1126 and S Main Road, south of Roanoke, LA. Upon arrival, first responders found the vehicle and also found the driver... more »
November 3, 2009 12:05 PM
Press Release from State Troop I:
With the fast approaching holiday season, troopers want to remind you to stay safe on the roads. Troopers will set out to make this holiday season the safest in years. In order to keep you and your family safe during this busy travel... more »
October 6, 2009 11:24 PM
UPDATE: Kenny Mire has been suspended for three days without pay. The decision was made at the regular meeting of the Lafayette Parish School Board.
Lafayette Parish school bus driver Kenny Mire will learn his fate in less than 24 hours. Mire was recently arrested for driving... more »