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  • Flames still burning at Basile Gas Plant into Friday evening

    February 24, 2012 11:09 PM

    One man suffered severe burns to his hands, arms and back after an explosion at a CDM Max Natural Gas Processing Plant outside Basile. The damage to one of the stacks could still be seen into the evening as crews let the fire burn itself out. "It was a... more »
  • La. State Police celebrate 75 years

    July 28, 2011 8:59 AM

    BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - The State Police celebrated its 75th anniversary by remembering troopers killed in the line of duty and honoring those who have worn the agency's badge. State Police Col. Mike Edmonson told people attending an anniversary celebration Wednesday that fallen troopers will not be forgotten. According... 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 »
  • State Trooper Positions Could be Eliminated

    May 23, 2011 7:27 PM

    Louisiana's 1.6 billion dollar deficit is forcing lawmakers to make some tough decisions. One state agency that may lose out is Louisiana State Police. Colonal Mike Edmunson with the state police said, "I can assure you. I don't want to be the first superintendent to have to lay off a... 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 »
  • Welsh Safety Checkpoint

    November 11, 2010 4:47 PM

    WELSH - This morning, troopers with Louisiana State Police Troop D conducted a safety checkpoint on U.S. Highway 90 near Louisiana Highway 382 about 2 miles east of Welsh. During the checkpoint, troopers cited 28 motorists for not having proof of insurance and seized their license plate. Additionally, 2 motorists... more »
  • Ten Arrested in Narcotics Operation

    October 28, 2010 5:34 PM

    Louisiana State Police Region II Narcotics, assisted by Lafayette Metro Narcotics and the Lafayette City Marshal's Office arrested ten (10) people for charges relating to pharmaceutical crimes. Drug Enforcement Administration statistics indicate that 50% of the drug problem in the United States today is from prescription drug abuse. In October... more »
  • Trooper Runs Stop Sign, Causes Wreck

    October 27, 2010 1:15 PM

    A Louisiana State Trooper caused a wreck today in Vermilion Parish. It happened at 6:30 a.m. at the corner of Highways 697 and 393. State Police spokesman Stephen Hammons tells KATC that the officer ran a stop sign and collided with another vehicle. The trooper and other driver suffered minor... 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 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 »
  • Louisiana State Police Offer Crash Reports Online

    April 20, 2010 9:58 AM

    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... more »
  • Hazardous Material Spill Closes Highway and Kills Driver

    April 6, 2010 3:20 PM

    UPDATE: The 18 wheeler was traveling South on HWY 91 when a pickup pulled out in front of the 18 wheeler. When the two trucks contacted the 18 wheeler lost control, swerved, and ended up on it's side killing the driver. The road has been blocked for a half mile.... more »
  • Victims Identified in Double Fatal Accident in Cade

    March 29, 2010 3:31 PM

    Today Louisiana State Police Troop I investigated a two vehicle crash on LA 182 at Captain Cade Rd. that claimed the lives of two men. According to investigating troopers, on March 29, 2010, shortly before 8:00 a.m., a 2000 Dodge truck driven by twenty-one year old Kimberly Courville... 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 »
  • 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 »
  • 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 »
  • 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 »
  • 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 »
  • Louisiana Traffic Deaths and Injuries Take Sharp Drop in 2008

    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 »

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