EUNICE, La. (AP) — Louisiana State Police say a 37-year-old man who was driving without his seatbelt was thrown from his pickup truck and killed when it overturned.
Louisiana Democratic leader admits to gambling relapse
BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — Karen Carter Peterson, a state senator from New Orleans and chair of the Louisiana Democratic Party, admitted to a gambling problem Friday — minutes after WWL-TV posted a...
2 killed in weekend wreck in Louisiana
LETTSWORTH, La. (AP) — Louisiana State police say two people died when their car hit the rear axle of a log truck which was making a wide right turn into a driveway.
Man in wheelchair moves left in road, hit, killed
THIBODAUX, La. (AP) — Louisiana State Police say a man in an electric wheelchair was hit and killed when he moved to the left on a two-lane road as an SUV approached from behind him.
Police: Officers kill man who pulled weapon during arrest
DERIDDER, La. (AP) — Police in southwest Louisiana say officers fatally shot a man who pulled a weapon when they tried to arrest him.
Louisiana State Police identified the man as 21-year-old...
ATV, log truck collide, killing 13-year-old boy
JENA, La. (AP) — Louisiana State Police say a 13-year-old boy died when his ATV moved from the shoulder of a state highway into the path of an empty log truck.
Police: Missing Louisiana teen found nude; 2 men arrested
NEW ORLEANS (AP) — A missing 16-year-old was found, nude and incoherent, after her family received threatening text messages, and a registered sex offender and a man paroled after a manslaughter...
Police: 4 men rescue woman from burning car in Louisiana
GARYVILLE, La. (AP) — Louisiana state police say four men rescued a woman from a burning car that was rear-ended by a man accused of speeding and driving while impaired.
5 bystanders shot, wounded in New Orleans police shootout
NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Five people waiting at a downtown New Orleans bus stop were wounded by gunfire during a police shootout with an armed robbery suspect, authorities said, in a city weekend marred with multiple shootings.
Tractor-Trailer rolls backward into ravine, killing driver
SHREVEPORT, La. (AP) — Louisiana State Police say a tractor-trailer driver died when his big rig slid backward into a ravine at an oilfield.
Trooper Glen Younger says in a news release that the wreck killed 43-year-old Antorian Devol Johnson of Bossier City.
Younger says Johnson was driving a 2009 Freightliner. It stalled on an uphill grade and began rolling downhill about 2 a.m. Thursday on a private road about 28 miles (45 kilometers) southeast of Shreveport.
Texas man faces charge of attempted murder of trooper
LAKE CHARLES, La. (AP) — A routine traffic stop in Louisiana has led to the arrest of a Texas man on several charges, including attempted first-degree murder of a state trooper.
Louisiana State Police say 25-year-old Julio R. De Los Rios, of Donna, Texas, was stopped in Calcasieu Parish around 5 a.m. Friday. A trooper began conducting a field sobriety test and De Los Rios became combative and fought with the trooper, who discharged his service weapon but did not strike him.
Louisiana police: Crash kills 2, neither wore seat belt
MANY, La. (AP) — Louisiana State Police say both drivers have died in a head-on crash, and neither was wearing a seat belt. A passenger in one car was seriously injured.
A news release Thursday said a 67-year-old woman lost control of her car on a curve Wednesday evening, crossed the center line, and ran head-on into a vehicle driven by a man.
Both Joy Rains of Robeline and Jackie Hardy of Many (MAN-ee) died at the scene on Louisiana Highway 1217 near Many.
2 killed in multi-car crash on I-10 in Louisiana
LAFAYETTE, La. (AP) — A multi-car crash on Interstate 10 in Louisiana has left two people dead.
Louisiana State Police say it happened shortly after 1 a.m. Thursday in Lafayette Parish.
Police identify officer in fatal shooting; hired in 2015
LAKE CHARLES, La. (AP) — A Louisiana police chief says an officer hired in 2015 is the one involved in a fatal shooting earlier this month.
News outlets report that Lake Charles Police Chief Shawn Caldwell identified him in a news release Tuesday as patrol Officer Jonathan Landrum.
Caldwell says that, under standard procedures, Landrum is on administrative leave while Louisiana State Police investigate the Jan. 11 shooting of 26-year-old Juston Joseph Landry.
Complaint: Man pulled gun on officer after brief foot chase
LAKE CHARLES, La. (AP) — A complaint released by Louisiana State Police says a man fatally shot by a city officer had pulled a gun on a clerk, then brought it out again and refused to follow the officer's orders, starting a brief foot chase.
The initial complaint says 26-year-old Juston Joseph Landry was shot several times about 1 a.m. Jan. 11, during an encounter with the Lake Charles officer after the chase. It doesn't describe the encounter.
State police: Tax official arrested on fraud, other charges
NEW ORLEANS (AP) — The administrator for the Louisiana Tax Commission faces criminal charges including malfeasance in office and payroll fraud, Louisiana State Police said Friday
Charles K. Abels III, 51, of Baton Rouge was arrested after an investigation that began in May, a state police news release said.
Police: car hit moped; rider thrown into ditch, killed
BASILE, La. (AP) — Louisiana State Police say a man riding an electric bicycle was killed when a car hit the moped from behind, throwing him into a ditch along U.S. 190 in Evangeline Parish.
He's identified as 56-year-old Maritan Romero of Basile (buh-ZEEL).
Troopers are still investigating the crash. It occurred shortly after 10 p.m. Tuesday, about 3½ miles (5.7 kilometers) east of Basile.
City police officer, 2 suspects shot at Monroe motel
MONROE, La. (AP) — Louisiana State Police say a city police officer was shot at a motel while checking a disturbance complaint, and two suspects were wounded.
A news release says the shooting occurred about 2:20 a.m. at a Super 8 Motel in Monroe.
It says that "shots were fired resulting in one officer and two subjects being shot." It says the officer and men, identified as 26-year-old Jonathan Guillory and 25-year-old Lewis Craft, were treated for non-life threatening injuries.
Louisiana man charged with vehicular homicide in fatal wreck
ALEXANDRIA, La. (AP) — A Louisiana man has been charged with vehicular homicide for a wreck that killed a woman in November.
The Alexandria Town Talk reported that 24-year-old Chandler Allen Lewis of Alexandria was charged Friday night by Louisiana State Police.
The wreck Nov. 26 in Alexandria killed 24-year-old Leminee Olivia Issac of Alexandria.
Audit: Louisiana State Police can’t show how it spent $2.4M
NEW ORLEANS (AP) — A Louisiana state audit says the state police agency hasn't been able to provide proof that it spent $2.4 million policing the French Quarter last year.
News outlets report the Department of Public Safety disagrees with audit released Wednesday. The agency says $2.4 million in other funding was used to cover French Quarter policing costs until funding designated for that area's policing became available.
Police: 41 pounds of marijuana found during traffic stop
MONROE, La. (AP) — Louisiana State Police say a trooper found more than 41 pounds of marijuana in a truck during a traffic stop.
Federal officer faces charges after being shot by trooper
NEW ORLEANS (AP) — A federal law enforcement officer shot by a state trooper over the weekend faces an aggravated assault charge when he gets out of the hospital, Louisiana State Police said in a news release.
Ronald Martin, 44, of Fort Knox, Kentucky, was shot early Sunday. State police said he had pointed a handgun at a uniformed trooper who had repeatedly identified himself as a law enforcement officer.
State trooper shoots, injures armed subject
NEW ORLEANS (AP) — State police say a Louisiana State Trooper shot and injured a person with a weapon.
Local news outlets report that the shooting happened early Sunday morning in New Orleans.
State police told news outlets that the trooper saw a person with a weapon around 3 a.m. The trooper shot and injured the person during the encounter.
Police arrest man suspected of stealing $7K in gaming chips
NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Louisiana State police say they have arrested a man suspected of stealing $7,000 in gaming chips at a casino.
Police tell news outlets a man later identified as 33-year-old Eldridge Brown grabbed the chips from a gaming table Sunday, ran out of the New Orleans area casino and fled in a car.
Car hits, kills, bicyclist in dark clothes on unlit bicycle
COVINGTON, La. (AP) — Louisiana State Police say a cyclist wearing dark clothes and riding a bicycle without safety lamps died when a car hit his bicycle from behind, throwing him off the bike.
A news release Wednesday said 59-year-old Alejandro Otilio Reyes-Meza of Covington also was not wearing a helmet when the accident occurred about 11 p.m. Tuesday
Mother-daughter duo becomes first in Louisiana State Police
BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — Amid the 48 newly minted Louisiana State Police troopers, one woman was making history, with a little help from mom.
WBRZ-TV reports that when 23-year-old Tiah Larvadain recently graduated from cadet training, she became part of the first mother-daughter duo in state police history.
2 inmates on work release fall from pickup bed; 1 dies
DIXIE INN, La. (AP) — Louisiana State Police say one jail trusty died and one was hurt when they fell from the bed of a moving pickup truck on a highway.
Trooper Glenn Younger said in a news release Thursday night that 30-year-old Kenneth George of Shreveport and 26-year-old Tyler Hodges of Minden were both on work release from the Webster Parish jail.
Younger says George died and Hodges suffered moderate injuries.
Suspect shot by Louisiana police listed in stable condition
LAFAYETTE, La. (AP) — Louisiana State Police say a 19-year-old suspect shot by Lafayette police is in stable condition.
A state police news release says Lafayette police officers responded to "criminal activity" Tuesday night and encountered the suspect. The release doesn't say what led to police shooting at the suspect, who was taken to a hospital.
State police identified the wounded suspect Wednesday as Keion Bonner. Details about his injury were not released.
Trooper arrested, charged in use of law enforcement data
BOSSIER CITY, La. (AP) — Louisiana State Police say one of their troopers has been arrested.
State police said in a Monday news release that Trooper John C. Kelly of Troop G in northwest Louisiana faces a charge of felony abuse of office. The release says an investigation showed that Kelly used his access to law enforcement databases for unauthorized activities. The release did not provide details.
It said Kelly was placed on leave when the investigation began in August.
Louisiana Police ID man trooper fatally shot in traffic stop
HAMMOND, La. (AP) — Louisiana State Police have identified the person a trooper fatally shot during a traffic stop.
Senior Trooper Dustin Dwight says in an email that 23-year-old Coltin Brennan Leblanc was the man killed early Thursday in Hammond. Dwight tells news outlets Leblanc was shot when a struggle ensued after the trooper had pulled him over.
Police didn't say why the trooper stopped Leblanc. He was treated at the scene but died at a hospital after being taken there in critical condition.
Louisiana trooper shoots and kills person in traffic stop
HAMMOND, La. (AP) — Louisiana State Police say a trooper making a traffic stop has shot and killed one person after a struggle.
Senior Trooper Dustin Dwight said in a news release that the shooting happened around 12:45 a.m. Thursday in Hammond.
The statement said there was a struggle during the stop and the officer fired his weapon, hitting the person. The person was taken to a hospital and died. The person's name wasn't immediately released.
Train hits pickup stopped on tracks; 1 dead
DUBBERLY, La. (AP) — Louisiana State Police say a 33-year-old man died when his pickup truck stopped on railroad tracks and was hit by a freight train.
Trooper Glenn Younger said in a news release that Jason Fory of Minden was not wearing a seat belt and was thrown from his truck. He died at the scene about 2 a.m. Tuesday in Webster Parish near Dubberly.
Crane falls onto SUV on Interstate 10 in Louisiana; 1 hurt
HENDERSON, La. (AP) — Louisiana State Police say a construction crane working to widen Interstate 10 collapsed onto an SUV, injuring the driver.
Trooper Thomas Gossen says the driver's injuries were moderate.
The accident occurred before 8:30 a.m. Tuesday on westbound Interstate 10 near Henderson, where the highway is being expanded to three lanes.
Agency: Ex-Louisiana State Police cadet leaked lewd images
BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — Police say a former Louisiana State Police cadet is accused of sending lewd photographs of a former U.S. Army worker in a blackmail attempt.
News outlets report 26-year-old Jimmy Kassis was booked Friday on nonconsensual disclosure of a private image.
While employed by the U.S. Army, state police say Kassis sent nude images of his co-worker to that person's Army general in February. They say he intended to send the images to the victim's other employer.
Drag racing suspected in fatal New Orleans-area crash
NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Louisiana State Police investigators believe an illegal drag race led to a crash that killed a 70-year-old man in suburban New Orleans.
A state police news release says the accident happened Tuesday in Jefferson Parish.
Louisiana sheriff holds sniper school for law officers
SHREVEPORT, La. (AP) — A Louisiana sheriff's office is holding sniper school this week for officers from six departments, including one in Texas.
Caddo Parish sheriff's Cpl. Justin Dunn is an instructor for the 40-hour course for marksmen who respond to active shooters and people who have hostages or are barricaded.
Police: Officer loses control of cruiser, causes fatal wreck
MONTGOMERY, La. (AP) — Louisiana authorities say a police officer was driving down a highway in Montgomery when he lost control of his vehicle and caused a wreck, killing himself and another man.
Garbage truck hits pickup, killing Louisiana woman
WINNSBORO, La. (AP) — Louisiana State Police say a garbage truck pulled onto a state highway and hit a pickup truck, killing the driver of the smaller truck.
A news release says 42-year-old Labraca Roberts of Winnsboro died at the scene Thursday morning.
The accident occurred about 6:30 a.m. near Winnsboro, at the intersection of Louisiana highways 4 and 865.
Police, FBI investigate threat against mayoral candidate
SHREVEPORT, La. (AP) — Federal and state authorities are investigating after a black mayoral candidate in Shreveport, Louisiana, said he was threatened with lynching if he didn't drop out of the race.
Settlement reached in state police handcuffing of black teen
NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Louisiana State Police and a black Indiana man who was handcuffed and detained in New Orleans' French Quarter when he was a teenager in 2015 have settled a federal lawsuit.
The Latest: State police head says dept. stands by troopers
NEW ORLEANS (AP) — The Latest on the settlement of a lawsuit against Louisiana State Police by a black Indiana man who was handcuffed and detained when he was a teenager in 2015 (all times local):
The commander of Louisiana State Police says the department stands behind troopers who faced a lawsuit over the handcuffing of a black Indiana teenager in the French Quarter in 2015.
Woman arrested after man killed in hit-and-run crash
NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Police in Louisiana say a woman accused of killing a man in a hit-and-run crash has been arrested.
Louisiana State Police apply for school safety grants
NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Louisiana State Police have applied for two federal grants meant to increase school security to prevent shootings.
Mother, daughter killed in 3-car wreck in Louisiana
MADISONVILLE, La. (AP) — A Louisiana woman and her teen-aged daughter were killed after a three-car wreck near Madisonville.
Louisiana State Police say 43-year-old Brandi Landwehr, of Madisonville, died at the scene of the accident Friday. Her daughter, 16-year-old Hannah Landwehr, died later at North Oaks Medical Center in Hammond.
BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — Authorities are searching for a teenager they say escaped from the East Baton Rouge Parish Detention Center.
Louisiana State Police Senior Trooper Bryan Lee said in a statement that detectives need the public's help in locating 16-year-old Darreon Wilson of Baton Rouge.
Authorities say the teen escaped July 23 and has been missing ever since.
BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — A lawyer for a 19-year-old man shot by a Louisiana state trooper during a traffic stop says he was shot in the back and shrapnel near his spine has left him without feeling in his feet.
Don Cazayoux tells The Advocate that the teen remains hospitalized after the July 10 shooting.
Baton Rouge prosecutors have ruled out criminal charges against several people who are suing over their arrests at protests after a deadly police shooting in Louisiana's capital two years ago.
BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — State police in Louisiana are investigating a trooper's shooting of a vehicle passenger during a traffic stop on Tuesday.
A statement from Louisiana State Police spokesman Bryan Lee says the trooper fired the weapon at around 3 a.m. in Baton Rouge after one of the passengers in the vehicle became noncompliant. The trooper suffered minor injuries. The passenger was hospitalized, condition unknown, and no names have been released.
SLIDELL, La. (AP) — Louisiana State Police say a Mississippi man who had left his car on the shoulder of Interstate 10 was hit and killed when he tried to cross the three-lane highway on foot, at night, in the rain.
Senior Trooper Dustin Dwight said in a news release Monday that 45-year-old Sylvester Horton of Canton, Mississippi, was wearing dark clothing and was in the center lane of the westbound interstate in Slidell (sly-DELL) when he was hit about 8:30 p.m. Sunday.
BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — Louisiana bicyclists held a silent memorial ride for a councilman killed in a crash while riding along a highway.
Louisiana State Police say 61-year-old East Baton Rouge Councilman Anthony "Buddy" Amoroso IV was killed and a 71-year-old friend was injured when an SUV hit them from behind Saturday morning on Louisiana Highway 66. Police say the 21-year-old driver was arrested.