State Troopers involved in side trip to Las Vegas have punishment reduced
Posted on 8/10/2018 6:44:00 AM.

Three Louisiana State Police Troopers who took a side trip to Vegas during former Superintendent Mike Edmondson’s tenure and allegedly had themselves a night out on the town at the state’s expense have had their disciplinary sentences significantly reduced by the State Police Commission.
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LSP seeking federal school safety grants
Posted on 8/7/2018 4:17:00 PM.

Louisiana State Police has applied for two federal grants to fund improvements to school safety after a series of school shootings earlier this year. Governor John Bel Edwards, speaking at Mckinley High School in Baton Rouge, says if awarded, the grants will fund projects highlighted by a joint commission.
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Trooper wounded during exchange of gunfire in Baton Rouge
Posted on 7/10/2018 10:40:00 AM.

A 3 AM traffic stop today in Baton Rouge resulted in gunfire involving a Louisiana State Police trooper. Troop A spokesperson Bryan Lee says the Trooper pulled over the vehicle on Perkins Road when during the course of the traffic stop, a passenger in the vehicle became non-compliant.
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9-month-old returned safely to family after abduction
Posted on 6/28/2018 11:38:00 AM.

A child was returned to his family after an Amber Alert was issued for 9-month-old Liam Allen who was abducted last night after 43-year-old Terry Doehling stole a vehicle he was sleeping in. Doehling drove the vehicle from Jeanerette to New Orleans allegedly unaware that the child was in the vehicle. Louisiana State Police Spokesperson Trooper Melissa Matey has more. 
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Denham Springs couple arrested for human trafficking of 25 undocumented immigrants
Posted on 6/18/2018 1:30:00 PM.

A Denham Springs couple is looking at 35 years in prison following two different traffic stops on Interstate 10 in Calcasieu Parish. State Police Sergeant James Anderson says during the stops, a total of 25 illegal aliens were discovered in large SUVs.
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Fatal crash on I-10 near Sorrento kills two children
Posted on 5/7/2018 11:49:00 AM.

A two vehicle crash near Sorrento on Interstate 10 killed two children last night. The driver of the vehicle who struck the victim’s car 47-year-old Stephen Daigle of Gonzales, was arrested and charged with negligent homicide, negligent injuring and reckless operations. 

“Troopers were told by witnesses that the vehicle driven by Mr. Daigle was driving erratically and weaving in and out of traffic before striking Ms. Philson’s vehicle,” said State Trooper Bryan Lee. 
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State Police arrest troopers connected to payroll fraud investigation
Posted on 4/30/2018 5:57:00 PM.

Two current and two former Troopers have been arrested on various charges as part of a six month investigation into payroll fraud. The four men allegedly claimed bogus hours and wrote fraudulent tickets as part of a highway safety program funded by district attorneys. State Police Colonel Kevin Reeves says it’s a disappointing day.
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97th LSP class to graduate
Posted on 3/23/2018 2:00:00 AM.

35 future State Police cadets will graduate as part of the 97th Louisiana State Police Cadet class today. Sgt. Jared Sandifer says the class was one of the smaller ones from recent memory. They started with 49, but it’s still a very good success rate with 71% of the class graduating.

"That is a very good number. That's going to be 35 more state troopers out there keeping the people of Louisiana safe."
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State Police taking social media threats against schools seriously
Posted on 2/19/2018 11:19:00 AM.
Three Louisiana schools have received social media threats, with Ville Platte under lockdown due to one received this morning. Dutchtown and Ponchatoula High School were threatened in social media over the weekend. The Dutchtown threat was made by a former student living in another state. State Police Major Doug Cain says in light of the recent Florida school shooting that killed 17 making false threats is not a game and creates problems for law enforcement officials.
 
 
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New state police vehicles with different logos coming to a road near you
Posted on 2/2/2018 4:53:00 AM.
Starting this month, Louisiana State Police will add Dodge Chargers to their fleet with a twist. Some of the new vehicles will be fully marked, while others will be semi-marked and a few will not be marked at all.
 
Lt. J.B. Slaton says the new less visible vehicles will allow Troopers to blend in with traffic and stop drivers who are reckless.More
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