July 18, 2014 8:47 AM
The identity has been released of a 54-year-old Church Point man who died after a vehicle accident. Paul Brent Bourgeois, 54, of Hill Street in Church Point died in the 1400 block of Ed Thibodeaux Road around 3:30 p.m. Thursday, July 18.
Deputies say the 54-year-old victim had purchased... more »
July 13, 2014 9:23 PM
A traffic accident involving 4 vehicles sent a few people to the hospital.
Lafayette police responded to a major vehicle accident in the 600 block of Alexander Street just after 4:30 p.m. Sunday. The accident resulted in one car flipped on its side, and 3 individuals transported to a... more »
May 11, 2014 8:53 PM
COCODRIE, La. (AP) - State police say the body of a 29-year-old Golden Meadow Man was found Sunday in a submerged vehicle after apparently running off Louisiana Highway 56 in Terrebonne Parish. Trooper First Class Evan Harrell says in a news release the 2009 GMC Sierra struck a fence pole,... more »
May 11, 2014 8:16 PM
Opelousas Police Department say a dislodged tire caused a vehicle to flip. Late Saturday night, a truck was traveling north on I-49, when for unknown reasons the front passenger tire dislodged from the vehicle causing the driver to lose control and overturn in the median.
Officers say as a... more »
May 11, 2014 1:42 PM
Lafayette emergency officials are on the scene of a major vehicle crash at the intersection of 14th Street and the South East Evangeline Thruway.
Initial reports say there are 3 ambulances on scene to attend to the injured motorist. There are 2 vehicles involved in the crash; one of... more »
April 12, 2014 7:43 PM
Lafayette police and fire officials are on the scene of a vehicle accident with injuries in the 300 block of Malapart Road. Emergency officials arrived at the scene just before 6 p.m.
Police have the 300 block of Malapart Road blocked in both directions and are diverting traffic.
... more »
March 22, 2014 3:50 PM
Lafayette officials are on the scene of a major vehicle accident in the 1600 block of North University Avenue. The crash happened around 2 p.m. Saturday afternoon.
This story will be updated as more details become available.
December 31, 2013 7:44 AM
DENHAM SPRINGS, La. (AP) - State police say a 27-year-old Baton Rouge man whose body was discovered in a water-filled ditch off in Livingston Parish had been struck by a pickup Sunday. Trooper Jared Sandifer says officers were called around 8:15 p.m. Sunday about a single-vehicle crash on Juban Road.... more »
December 7, 2012 7:47 AM
Officials have confirmed a vehicle accident in St.Martin parish. It happened just after 1 am in the Butte La Rose area on Herman Dupuis Road near the levee and pontoon bridge. There was one person transported to a local hospital. Injury conditions are unknown at this time.
September 24, 2012 7:27 AM
LAFAYETTE, La. (AP) - Lafayette Consolidated Government has paid $70,000 to a man who challenged the constitutionality of the city-parish's junked vehicle ordinance in a 2007 lawsuit. That's according to the settlement agreement. The settlement between the city-parish and George Phillips Jr. was reached in July and finalized Aug. 13.... more »
September 4, 2012 5:26 AM
There was a vehicle crash in Lafayette Parish late last night. It happened at the intersection of Johnston Street at Aqueduct Drive. There were no major injuries to report.
July 11, 2012 3:10 PM
Opelousas Catholic High School added a third cross in front of the school honoring student Alyssa Guillory. Students saying faith and fond memories are helping them cope. Erin Stueber will have more tonight at 5 and 6.
June 18, 2012 9:40 AM
CHALMETTE, La. (AP) - St. Bernard Parish sheriff's deputies say a 23-year-old Chalmette man was killed in an all-terrain vehicle accident. Spokesman Steve Cannizaro tells The Times-Picayune Kendrick Hills lost control of the vehicle Sunday afternoon while riding on a Chalmette street. After the vehicle flipped onto the street, Cannizaro... more »
June 9, 2012 3:03 PM
Iberia Parish Deputies responded to a vehicle crash on Jefferson Island Road near Norris Road shortly after 11:00 last night. The driver of a pick up truck was pronounced dead on the scene, there was no one else in the vehicle. The identity of the victim is being withheld until... more »
May 26, 2012 1:34 PM
State Police are investigation a hit-and-run crash on LA Highway 675 near Leon Landry Road which claimed the life of a New Iberia man. According to troopers, last night shortly before 9:00 p.m., 39-year-old Renee Green of New Iberia was walking south on LA 675. An unknown vehicle was traveling... more »
May 22, 2012 8:28 AM
Just after 7am there was a vehicle accident at the 2400 block of Riceland Rd around Vernita Lane in Duson,La. Fire, medical and police officials have been sent to the scene. It is said that there may be passengers trapped in the vehicle with injuries. Motorists are advised to be... more »
April 20, 2012 9:51 AM
THIBODAUX, La. (AP) - A Thibodaux Housing Authority employee faces punishment after using an authority vehicle on personal fishing trips. The Daily Comet reports that an Assumption Parish resident took a photo of a Housing Authority pickup truck parked at an Assumption fishing spot last Saturday. The same man and... more »
April 6, 2012 10:41 AM
BAKER, La. (AP) - A Baker Fire Department spokesman says faulty vehicle wiring started a blaze that destroyed a house and two nearby vehicles. Department spokesman Howard Ward tells The Advocate investigators found that the fire started in one vehicle's engine compartment, spreading first to the other vehicle and then... more »
March 9, 2012 7:46 AM
Three 18-wheelers and a passenger vehicle were involved in a wreck at the top of the I-210 bridge in Lake Charles. State Police and LCPD are currently on the scene. The eastbound lanes are closed, but the westbound lanes are open.
February 29, 2012 11:08 AM
NEW ORLEANS (AP) - New Orleans police say a 60-year-old woman was killed when a van slammed into her Jeep. The collision happened around 10 p.m. Tuesday. Officer Garry Flot tells The Times-Picayune Steven Wallace, the driver of the van, was believed to be speeding at the time of the... more »
February 4, 2012 1:12 PM
US 167 going back to Lafayette from Abbeville is closed right outside of Abbeville. Major accident causing partial road closure going back to Abbeville. State Police and Acadiana Ambulance just arrived on scene. There are reports of multiple injuries. No word on the extent of the injury at this time,... more »
January 31, 2012 7:27 AM
Troop E is currently investigating a multiple vehicle crash in Vernon Parish at the intersection of LA 28 and LA 8, east of Leesville. One of the vehicles involved is a tanker truck carrying molten sulfur and one of the other vehicles is a log truck.
Both the eastbound... more »
January 10, 2012 8:18 AM
3 car accident with injuries on Johnson. Southbound lanes of Johnson are closed, South College should be used as an alternate route.
December 21, 2011 9:52 AM
A fatal accident in Lafayette last night. Sometime after 10:30 p.m., a vehicle traveling in the 200 block of Leblanc Road drove into a canal. The vehicle fully submerged. One person was inside the vehicle at the time of the accident. 39 year-old Kasey Kramer was in the vehicle, but... more »
July 14, 2011 5:58 PM
Crowley police are investigating a rash of car thefts over the past two weeks. During that time period, five passenger vans and one truck were stolen.
"The person who is doing them really feels comfortable with being able to jump start the vehicle, hot-wire the vehicle and go," said... 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 »
October 7, 2010 11:21 AM
The Opelousas Police Dept. is glad to report that two cases have been closed as a result of efficient and dedicated investigations by members of the Special Operations Section. John Hiram Buff had been in the Opelousas Police Dept. jail since July 27, 2010, for the theft of some copper... more »
August 26, 2010 5:23 PM
Jeff Davis Parish- Today, Louisiana State Police Troop D investigated a two vehicle crash on US 165 milepost 11 that claimed the life of a Kinder man. According to investigating troopers from Troop D, on August 26, 2010, shortly before 11:00 a.m., a 2004 GMC truck driven by 57-year-old John... more »
August 24, 2010 5:54 PM
BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - Gov. Bobby Jindal's administration has cut the state-owned vehicle fleet by more than 1,000 cars, trucks and vans over the last year. The administration says that's the lowest level since the 2003-04 fiscal year - but it's still short of an administration goal to trim... 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 »
July 30, 2010 9:33 PM
BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - Baton Rouge police say a seven-vehicle wreck - allegedly caused by a drunk driver - injured five people and blocked Interstate 10 for 70 minutes during rush hour. Sgt. Don Kelly says none of the injuries appeared life-threatening. Kelly says 52-year-old Leroy Fisher of Baton... more »
July 28, 2010 6:31 PM
This year, Abbeville has gotten a new building for their police department and a new chief too. Now, more changes may be on the way. Chief Tony Hardy says he's received complaints about some of his officers either speeding or not working while on duty. Now, he wants to "patrol"... more »
July 21, 2010 8:38 AM
CARENCRO, La. (AP) - State police say a 49-year-old Lafayette man died in a traffic accident on La. Highway 1252 near Carencro. Troopers said that Joseph F. Benoit was pronounced dead at the scene Tuesday night. Investigators say a Jeep ran off the road, struck a tree and overturned several... more »
June 4, 2010 3:18 PM
A series of back-to-back accidents on Interstate 10 this morning caused miles of backup for drivers in Jeff Davis Parish.
Five accidents, involving 11 vehicles, all happened around the same time-- just before 9 am-- and within the same area-- along I10 in Welsh, between exits 49 and 54.... more »
June 1, 2010 7:27 AM
LAPLACE, La. (AP) - Louisiana State Police say a Florida couple died when their motor coach went over a guardrail where Interstate 55 and Interstate 10 meet near Laplace. Trooper Bryan Zeringue says the accident happened around 9:45 a.m. Monday. Zeringue identified the victims as 72-year-old Joseph P. Ridgedell and... more »
May 28, 2010 7:09 AM
CHARENTON, La. (AP) - State police say a 37-year-old Charenton died in single vehicle accident in St. Mary Parish. Trooper says Brian Edward Millet was westbound on La. Highway 326 late Thursday night when his vehicle ran of the road, struck a culvert and overturned. Investigators say Millet was not... more »
May 24, 2010 7:47 AM
ARCADIA, La. (AP) - State police say a rollover accident has claimed the life of a 20-year-old Calhoun man. Troopers say equipment failure may have been the cause Sunday's crash. The News-Star reports 18-year-old Joshua Warner of West Monroe was eastbound on I-20 near Arcadia when the right front wheel... more »
May 24, 2010 7:27 AM
JENNINGS, La. (AP) - A single vehicle accident on I-10 has left two passengers dead. State police say the accident happened at around 4 p.m. Sunday just west of Jennings. Troopers say 26-year-old Steven P. Rider of Jennings was traveling west on the north I-10 service road when he lost... more »
April 27, 2010 1:19 PM
JENNINGS - Yesterday, at 4:56 p.m., Louisiana State Police Troop D investigated a two vehicle critical injury crash on LA 26 north of Jennings. Eighteen-year-old Casey M. Miller of Jennings was driving a 2007 Dodge pickup south on LA 26 when he crossed the center line and drove head-on into... more »
April 15, 2010 11:50 AM
COTEAU - Yesterday afternoon, Louisiana State Police Troop I investigated a two vehicle crash that claimed the life of a Broussard man. The crash occurred on LA 88 at US 90 in Iberia Parish.
According to investigating troopers, on April 14, 2010, at about 1:39 p.m., a 2002 Chevrolet... more »
March 22, 2010 2:59 PM
Brandon Bell of Opelousas has been charged with vehicle burglary following an arrest by the Opelousas Police Department's Special Operations Division. The arrest stemmed from a complaint made over the weekend. Sunday, just before two in the morning, called police saying they just witnessed a vehicle being broken into.... 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 »
December 27, 2009 9:44 PM
A fiery wreck occured this afternoon in Broussard.
VIewer Chris Breaux captured this image around 4 o'clock this afternoon.
The brand new Mustang exploded into a ball of fire after an accident with a truck. It happened on Highway 182 near the overpass at Highway 90.
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 »
December 13, 2009 6:45 PM
Seven cars were broken into during the Saturday night showing of the Nutcracker at the Heymann Center. Each car's passenger side window was smashed in and valuables taken out of the vehicles.
Theresa Rohloff and her daughter Jennifer are some of the victims. Jennifer's bag containing her dance supplies... more »
November 30, 2009 3:31 PM
Update: Victim Dies from Injuries
On November 29, 2009, the victim of the early morning crash died at a local hospital as a result of the injuries received. The victim is identified as Michael Saucier (51) of Duson. Investigators are asking anyone with information to contact the Lafayette Police... more »
November 27, 2009 11:07 AM
Suspect Arrested in Parking Lot Robbery
On November 26, 2009, at approximately midnight, officers with the Lafayette Police Department responded to the 1000 block of Lee Avenue regarding a robbery that occurred in a parking lot. The victim advised officers he was getting out of his vehicle when he... more »
November 27, 2009 10:55 AM
Car Burglary Suspects Attempt to Strike Officer with Car
On November 26, 2009, at approximately 11:15 pm, officers with the Lafayette Police Department were patrolling the parking lot of the downtown library when they came upon a vehicle burglary in progress. The suspect jumped into a waiting vehicle and... more »
November 25, 2009 3:24 PM
Identity Sought in Unauthorized Credit Card Use
Between the dates of November 8, 2009 and November 9, 2009, there were 2 vehicle burglaries and 1 residential burglary inside of an apartment complex in the 100 block of Horseshoe Drive. The suspect(s) stole several credit cards from the victims. It... more »
November 23, 2009 7:45 AM
LE MOYEN, La. (AP) - Authorities say the Rev. Fanley Thomas and his wife, Florence, of Mamou, were killed when their car was hit by a train near St. James Baptist Church, where Fanley Thomas served as pastor. The St. Landry Parish Sheriff's Office received a call shortly after 7... more »
November 19, 2009 12:38 PM
Victims Robbed Walking to Vehicle
On November 19, 2009, at approximately 12:30 am, two victims were leaving the McKinley Street area and walking to their parked car on Taft Street when they were approached by a black male suspect. The suspect produced a handgun and demanded the victim's valuables.... more »
November 19, 2009 9:21 AM
The St. Mary Multi-Jurisdictional Drug Task Force, consisting of St. Mary Sheriff Dept., Morgan City Police Dept., Patterson Police Department Franklin Police Dept., Baldwin Police Dept., Berwick Police Dept., and Chitimacha Police Dept., report the following arrests:
Zachary Dupre age 18 of Canal St. Jeanerette, La and Jaimie Minor... more »
November 18, 2009 10:54 AM
Broussard, November 17, 2009: In a commitment from Broussard Police Chief Brannon Decou, the Broussard Police Department has continued its efforts to detour the flow of illegal drugs in and out of the City of Broussard.
Chief Decou reports that today (November 17, 2009) the Broussard... more »
November 13, 2009 4:01 PM
Souped-up speedster from the ‘30s lands At Louisiana's aviation history museum
There's something new - and very racy - at the Louisiana State Museum's aviation history museum in Patterson, Louisiana. It's the souped-up and streamlined WW-45, one of the fastest and most advanced airplanes of the 1930s.
The... more »
November 10, 2009 9:29 AM
A Ville Platte agent has been issued a cease and desist order, summary suspension of his licenses and fine notice today for allegedly providing fraudulent proofs of insurance.
John Melvin Lavergne, 64, was served by Department of Insurance Fraud Section Investigators with an order to cease and desist from... more »
October 28, 2009 3:22 PM
Authorities are looking for two teenagers who bolted form an Office of Child Services vehicle in Eunice. The incident happened on Monday at about 5:30pm. Officials say the two hispanic boys, 16 and 14-years-old, jumped from the OCS vehicle while it was stopped at the traffic signal at Bobcat &... more »
October 23, 2009 9:28 AM
On October 23, 2009, at approximately 7:40am, officers with the Carencro Police Department responded to the 300 block of Veterans Drive in reference to a vehicle crash involving a school bus.
Upon arriving on scene, officers discovered that a Lafayette Parish School bus, which was traveling east on Veterans... more »
October 9, 2009 1:07 PM
Crime Stoppers of Acadia Parish needs your help to solve a residential burglary.
During the past month, the Acadia Parish Sheriff's Office have been investigating a rash of vehicle burglaries which have occurred in the Secretariat Lane & Quarter Pole Road area just east of Rayne. These burglaries are... more »
October 8, 2009 2:42 PM
According to Vermilion Parish Sheriff Mike Couvillon, Detectives with the Sheriff's Office, as well as officers with the U.S. Marshals Service and Abbeville P.D. have now developed a suspect in the case where a body was found burnt beyond recognition in a pick-up truck off of Adier Road north of... more »
October 8, 2009 9:24 AM
At this time State Police have confirmed that the two vehicle accident happened near US 90 and 318 in St. Mary Parish. The accident involves a school bus and a passenger vehicle. The 34 children on board the bus were not harmed, however, the driver in the passenger... more »
October 1, 2009 2:44 PM
Lafayette Police are searching for a vehicle possibly connected to a bank robbery. The vehicle of interest was seen near the bank the day before and the day of the robbery. If you have any information about the silver four-door sedan (with sunroof), call Crime Stoppers at 232-TIPS or the... more »
October 1, 2009 8:37 AM
Drivers beware, Louisiana State Police will begin enforcing new laws today. Everyone in a vehicle, both in the front and back seats, are now required to buckle up. Motorists may only use the use the left lane on a multi-lane road for passing, turning, and allowing room for emergency vehicles..... more »
September 30, 2009 7:42 AM
WASHINGTON (AP) - The government is warning owners of Toyota and Lexus vehicles about safety problems linked to removable floor mats. They say the mats could interfere with the vehicle's accelerator and cause a crash. The Transportation Department says owners should take out the floor mats on the driver's side... more »
September 28, 2009 10:31 AM
According to Vermilion Parish Sheriff Mike Couvillon, Detectives with the Sheriff's Office, State Fire Marshalls Office, Acadiana Crime Lab and State Police Auto Theft are investigating the cause of death associated with that of a body found in a burning vehicle early this morning on Adier Road north of Abbeville.... more »
September 21, 2009 1:38 PM
A Palmetto pedestrian is dead after being hit by a car. It happened around 10:25 Friday night in the westbound lane of Louisiana-ten in St. Landry Parish. 48-year old Wallace Zachary Junior was walking when a vehicle in the eastbound lane tried to pass another vehicle and hit him. Zachary... more »