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  • Louisiana State Knights of Columbus Convention

    April 18, 2013 7:55 AM

    The Louisiana State Knights of Columbus will have three days full of events. Between April 26 - 28, 2013, there will be a Community Golf Tournament, Crawfish Boil, KC Kid Camp and a State Banquet at the Cajundome Convention For more info on these events call: 337-235-2220 Or... more »
  • LWF Takes Action to Extend Louisiana State Waters

    June 8, 2012 11:47 AM

    The Louisiana Wildlife and Fisheries Commission took the first bold move to extend state waters from three miles offshore to three marine leagues or approximately 10.357 miles. The commission approved this action based on Act 336 passed during the 2011 legislative session, which recognizes that the Louisiana gulfward boundary... more »
  • Audit: Town Must Pay the State

    July 24, 2011 12:43 PM

    WASHINGTON, La. (AP) - An audit suggests the town of Washington owes state government $222,130 from speeding tickets issued by police officers on Interstate 49. State law requires fines collected by local law enforcement from motorists exceeding the speed limit by less than 10 miles per hour on an interstate... 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 »
  • Tuition Hikes Worry Louisiana Students

    March 14, 2011 11:50 PM

    Criticism quickly followed Governor Bobby Jindal's newly released budget plan. One red flag is tuition hikes for Louisiana colleges. Included in Jindal's new budget is a spending provision of $98 million dollars which Jindal hopes state colleges will get through tuition hikes. "I don't like it, I really... more »
  • Fixing the leaking bucket: mending the state budget

    December 14, 2010 7:04 PM

    "That junkie can sell his TV or sell his stereo but sooner or later he's going to run out of things to sell." That's State Treasurer John Kennedy's take on Governor Jindal's plan to reduce a state budget defecit; now nearing $2-Billion. Kennedy recently wrote a list of 16 ways... more »
  • Six Fatal Crashes Over Thanksgiving Holiday

    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 »
  • Louisiana State Flag Redesigned

    November 22, 2010 12:28 PM

    BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - Louisiana officials are unveiling a redesign of Louisiana's state flag that keeps the pelican but shows blood on the bird's chest. Louisiana's blue flag shows a mother pelican feeding her chicks in a nest. Historical descriptions also include three drops of blood on the mother's... more »
  • Pedestrian Killed Today in Amelia

    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 »
  • Louisiana Tourism Revenue Plummets

    October 1, 2010 7:36 PM

    Louisiana's reputation as a Sportsman's Paradise may be in jeopardy. Lieutenant Governor, Scott Angelle, said "Louisiana is at one half of the national average when it's comes to outdoor recreation the Sportman's Paradise, that came as quite a surprise." Alison Miller, Executive Director of the Vermilion Parish... more »
  • La. AG: State Will Protect Wetlands Regardless

    May 24, 2010 10:30 AM

    NEW ORLEANS (AP) - Showing growing impatience with the federal government, Louisiana's top lawyer says the state will proceed with plans to protect its wetlands from the Gulf oil spill - with or without permission from the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers. The action by Attorney General Buddy Caldwell could... more »
  • Louisiana State Police Crash Reports Available Online

    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 »
  • Pastorek: Stipend cuts OK

    February 24, 2010 8:06 AM

    BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - State Superintendent of Education Paul Pastorek has reversed course on the merits of a national certification program that adds at least $5,000 a year to teachers' paychecks. Pastorek touted the achievement last year as vital to creating a world-class education system. He said Tuesday that... more »
  • On-duty Louisiana State Trooper Killed in Vehicle Crash

    January 13, 2010 11:00 AM

    Lake Charles- This evening a Louisiana State Trooper assigned to Troop D in Lake Charles was killed in a two vehicle crash. "It is with a heavy heart that I announce the death of Louisiana State Trooper Duane Dalton," said Colonel Mike Edmonson, State Police Superintendent and Deputy Secretary-Department of... more »
  • New laws take effect in La

    December 30, 2009 11:50 AM

    BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - Nearly two dozen new state statutes take effect with the start of the new year. Some are arcane or technical changes to existing laws while others are more sweeping. The new statutes will: -Increase the minimum auto insurance liability coverage required for drivers, boosting... more »
  • Update: Fatal accident on US 190 West of Krotz Springs

    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 »
  • Single vehicle accident on LA 83

    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 »
  • Carencro man arrested in connection with hit and run

    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 »
  • Officer Stops Rape in Progress

    November 26, 2009 11:29 AM

    D.P.S. Police Officer Stops Rape In Progress BATON ROUGE - Late Wednesday night, a Department of Public Safety (DPS) police officer patrolling the Louisiana State Police headquarters campus in Baton Rouge stopped an aggravated rape in progress at BREC's Independence Park. Shortly before midnight on November 25th, the... more »
  • Lafayette Woman In Critical Condition After Crash

    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 »
  • Sunday morning crash clamis life of Texas man

    November 23, 2009 1:16 PM

    One person was killed in a Sunday morning crash when the vehicle he was a passenger in ran off Highway 12 west of Starks and struck a tree. Killed was James English, 18, from Orange, Texas. English was seated in the rear of vehicle behind the driver when the... 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 »
  • Louisiana to Receive More than $7 Million for Industrial Energy Efficiency Projects

    November 3, 2009 2:26 PM

    State Agencies ($3.84 million total, approximately $350,000 awarded to each state): ·Alabama Department of Economic and Community Affairs ·Idaho Office of Energy Resources Kentucky Department for Energy Development and Independence ·Louisiana State Energy ·Maryland Energy Administration ·Minnesota Department of Commerce ·Mississippi Development Authority-Energy... more »
  • Acadia Parish Safety Checkpoint

    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 »
  • Department outlines policy for food program

    October 27, 2009 9:04 AM

    BATON ROUGE, La. - The Louisiana State Department of Education, Division of Nutrition Assistance, has announced its administration of the Child and Adult Care Food Program (CACFP), in accordance with Federal Law and the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) policy. All participants in attendance will be offered the... more »
  • LSU Tuition Hike

    October 23, 2009 10:54 AM

    In its continuing bid to raise tuition, LSU officials are touting the results of a national survey of college costs showing LSU's in-state tuition is less than similar schools across the country.The university released a statement saying, quote, "The education LSU gives its students is worth so much more than... more »
  • Troopers seize $5-hundred-thousand in narcotics

    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 »

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