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  • State Police Increasing Presence Play Video

    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 »
  • State Police Hiring for First Time in 5 Years Play Video

    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 »
  • Troopers seize 843 pounds of marijuana

    April 19, 2012 7:27 AM

    ST. MARTINVILLE, La. (AP) - Troopers have arrested two people from Kingston, Jamaica, for possession with intent to distribute marijuana. Louisiana State Police say troopers stopped a 1998 Freightliner tractor trailer at 5:45 a.m. Wednesday and, during the course of the stop, became suspicious about the cargo. After getting permission... more »
  • Troopers seize over 30 pounds of marijuana

    January 12, 2012 10:46 AM

    BROUSSARD, La. (AP) - Louisiana State Police have arrested three people and seized 34 pounds of marijuana and 387 grams of a synthetic form of the drug. Troopers stopped a pickup truck for a traffic violation in Broussard on Tuesday. A search of the vehicle turned up the drugs. Troopers... more »
  • Midland Accident Leave One in Critical Condition

    October 16, 2011 10:10 AM

    A pedestrian is in critical condition after being hit by a car Saturday evening. It happened around 9:30pm on Highway 90 in Midland when the vehicle tried to avoid the pedestrian. State Troopers say the pedestrian sustained critical injuries and was transported by Air-Med to Our Lady of Lourdes.... more »
  • Bridge Closed Due to Fatal Accident

    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 »
  • Troopers find almost 20 pounds of cocaine on I-10

    June 9, 2011 10:15 AM

    JENNINGS, La. (AP) - State police stopped a van for a traffic violation near Jennings, and confiscated almost 20 pounds of cocaine while arresting two Clearwater, Fla. men. According to a news release, troopers pulled the van over Tuesday on Interstate 10 and a drug-sniffing dog alerted them to the... more »
  • State Police Bust Man Accused of Hauling 29 Pounds of Cocaine

    February 9, 2011 4:27 PM

    St. Martin Parish- Today, troopers with Louisiana State Police Troop I arrested a Texas man for possession with the intent to distribute cocaine. On February 9, 2011, shortly before 9:00 a.m., troopers observed a green Land Rover traveling east on I-10 near milepost 114. Troopers stopped the vehicle, which... more »
  • Troopers Recover Assault Rifles During Traffic Stop

    January 24, 2011 12:05 AM

    Clinton - Louisiana State Troopers assigned to Troop A in Baton Rouge seized a pistol, four high-powered rifles, and hundreds of rounds of ammunition today following a traffic stop in East Feliciana Parish. Troopers were on patrol this morning at 10:30 a.m. when they stopped a 2002 Chevrolet Avalanche for... more »
  • Fatal Crash in Carencro

    January 17, 2011 1:08 AM

    A deadly scene in Carencro... It happened on LA 1252 near Melancon Road around 5 o'clock Sunday evening. Troopers say a single vehicle veered off the road and into a culvert. 40-year old Marcus Sonnier died in the crash. Officials believe alcohol was involved.
  • Troopers Grant Special Christmas Wish

    December 23, 2010 11:10 PM

    A little girl who lost both of her parents in a motorcycle accident is getting a special gift this Chrismas, from an unexpected place. When State Police responded to a deadly motorcycle accident in October, they found out the victims had left a little girl behind, Shaylan Richard. And... more »
  • Crash Leaves Man in Critical Condition

    April 18, 2010 10:42 PM

    Crash Leaves Florida Man in Critical Condition St. Mary Parish- Today, Louisiana State Police Troop I investigated a single vehicle crash that left one man in critical condition. According to investigating troopers, on April 18, 2010, at 7:35 a.m., a 2006 Ford pickup, driven by forty-four-year-old... more »
  • 2 dead in I-10 wreck: Update

    November 30, 2009 8:47 AM

    Troop I Press Release: Rayne- Last night, Troopers with Louisiana State Police Troop I investigated a crash that claimed the lives of two people on Interstate 10 west of Rayne. Killed in the crash were fifty six year old Kenneth Hicks of Northport, AL and forty nine year... 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 »
  • Arrest made in weekend hit and run accident

    October 26, 2009 7:44 AM

    An arrest has been made following a hit and run accident in Iberia Parish Friday night. It happened off Highway 85 in Iberia. 43-year old Lisa Mayon is facing charges following the death of 59-year old Russell Lewis of Jeanerette. Troopers say Mayon charges include hit and run driving, having... more »
  • La. State Police begin enforcing new left-lane law

    October 23, 2009 8:46 AM

    BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - Louisiana state troopers have begun enforcing a new law requiring drivers on multi-lane highways to remain in the right lane. The state Highway Safety Commission says state police began enforcing it earlier this month. There are several exceptions to the law. Drivers can use the... 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 »
  • Big Three Stories for Thursday, September 24th

    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 »

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