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  • Driver's body found in Lake Pontchartrain

    November 23, 2014 3:34 PM

    Officials with the St. Tammany Parish Sheriff's Office report a body has been recovered from the vehicle that flipped into Lake Pontchartrain this morning after a multi-vehicle crash on the Causeway bridge. Search crews with the Coast Gaurds and St. Tammany water rescue believe the driver was the only... more »
  • Speeding Impaired Driver Dies in Beauregard Parish Crash

    June 28, 2014 8:46 PM

    Early this morning, just before 6:30 a.m., Louisiana State Police responded to a two vehicle crash on Louisiana Highway 12 about 2 ½ miles west of DeQuincy that claimed the life of a DeQuincy man. Officers suspect a 2009 Chevrolet Cobalt, driven by 22-year-old Jacob Louis Dietz of DeQuincy,... more »
  • Unrestrained Driver Killed in Assumption Parish Crash

    June 21, 2014 4:00 PM

    Just after 9 p.m. On June 20, a 52 year old Paincourtville man was killed when his vehicle traveled off the road and overturned in Assumption Parish. Late yesterday evening a 2003 Ford pickup truck was traveling south on LA 308 in Belle Rose, LA by Gerald Miles. Miles,... more »
  • Driver Arrested for Negligent Homicide After Car Travels Over Side of Bridge

    June 14, 2014 4:27 PM

    Troopers with Louisiana State Police Troop A are investigating a fatal crash on I-10 which claimed the life of a Florida woman after the vehicle she was riding in traveled over the side of the Atchafalaya Basin Bridge. At 8:12 p.m. June 13, 24 year old Lois Rudd of... more »
  • Unrestrained Driver Dies in Vehicle Crash

    June 7, 2014 7:46 AM

    Baton Rouge resident Justin P. Thompson, 22, died from a single vehicle crash just before 9:45 p.m. June 6,2014. Louisiana State Troopers report the crash happened on LA Hwy 416 west of LA Hwy 415 in Pointe Coupee Parish. Initial investigation revealed, Thompson, driving a 2001 Chevrolet Tahoe,... more »
  • Police: Driver Flees Traffic Stop with Cop in Car

    June 2, 2014 1:50 AM

    FLORENCE, N.J. (AP) -- A man who allegedly fled from a traffic stop in southern New Jersey with a police officer inside his car in facing numerous charges. Florence police tell the Burlington County Times that 19-year-old Randy Eno Mase of Wilmington, Delaware was stopped early Saturday for speeding.... more »
  • Driver accused in triathlete's death indicted

    May 25, 2014 5:34 PM

    NEW ORLEANS (AP) - An Orleans Parish grand jury has indicted the driver in a fatal crash that killed a triathlete in eastern New Orleans. The New Orleans Advocate reports Howard Vidrine was charged with one count of negligent homicide in the death of Frank Guinn, a firefighter from Atlanta;... more »
  • Driver dies when pickup hits tractor-trailer

    April 27, 2014 6:53 PM

    FARMERVILLE, La. (AP) - Louisiana State Police say a 26-year-old Farmerville died when his pickup truck hit a tractor-trailer head-on. Trooper Albert Paxton says investigators don't know why 26-year-old Richard Stanley's 2000 Chevrolet Silverado crossed the center line of Louisiana Highway 15 north of Farmerville on Friday. He says investigators... more »
  • Driver Arrested for Vehicular Homicide

    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 »
  • Suspected Drunk Driver Crashes into Home

    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. ... more »
  • Unrestrained driver killed in Union Parish

    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 »
  • Student Captures Bus Driver Allegedly Texting While Driving School Bus

    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 »
  • Caddo deputies detain driver rescued from lake

    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 »
  • Driver sees wreck in trees, police find body

    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 »
  • Clayton driver dies in crash

    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 »
  • Taxi driver shot in Metairie

    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 »
  • Woodlawn High bus driver booked in aggravated rape

    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 »
  • Driver, 22, and out-of-state man die in 2 wrecks

    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 »
  • Driver booked with fourth DWI in 5 months

    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 »
  • Hit-and-run driver kills Marksville man

    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 »
  • Navy Vet Killed by Drunk Driver on Veteran's Day

    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 »
  • Mother Says Son Saved Friend Moments Before Getting Hit by Accused Drunk Driver

    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 »
  • Funeral Held for Crowley Teen Hit by Drunk Driver

    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 »
  • Two Dead After Single Vehicle Accident: Police Searching for Driver

    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 »
  • Bus Driver's Brother Talks About Deadly Accident

    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 »
  • Miss. truck driver killed in La. crash

    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 »
  • Drunk Driving Charges Still Pending for Bus Driver

    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 »
  • Bus Driver Talks About Route, Accident

    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 »
  • Unrestrained 19yr Driver Killed in Crash

    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 »
  • UPDATE : Crossing Guard Killed, Driver's Identity Released

    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 »
  • UPS Driver Robbed at Gunpoint

    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 »
  • Texting Driver Hits 3

    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 »
  • UPS Driver Killed in One-Vehicle Crash

    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 »
  • Parents Worried About Their Children's Safety on the Bus

    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 »
  • Teens Help Rescue Driver and 3-Year-Old

    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 »
  • Benefit for Family Hit by Drunk Driver in S.Africa

    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 »
  • Shreveport Cab Driver Stabbed to Death in Cab

    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 »
  • Arkansas Truck Driver Dies in Louisiana Accident

    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 »
  • Driver's Licenses Flagged For Twice-Convicted Felons

    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 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 »
  • Regulators Say Runaway Prius Driver Did Not Try To Stop

    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 »
  • Man found shot to death inside vehicle

    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 »
  • Church Point man killed in I-10 accident

    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 »
  • School bus driver trainee arrested

    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 »
  • LA 182 single vehicle accident update: 1 death

    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 »
  • Pedestrian fatality near Jeanerette

    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 »
  • Troopers Arrest Driver Involved in Hit and Run

    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 »
  • Authorities investigate death of Welsh man

    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 »
  • Louisiana State Troopers: Stay safe on the roads

    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 »
  • Lafayette School Bus Driver Suspended

    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 »

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