Higher fines now in place for texting while driving
Posted on 6/15/2016 11:05:00 AM.

The fines for texting or using social media while driving have been increased from $175 to $500 for a first offense, as a bill has just been signed into law by the governor. Major Doug Cain with State Police says they see this is a lot in crashes caused by distracted driving.

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LSP asks residents to look for signs of child abuse
Posted on 4/11/2016 12:10:00 PM.

Today Governor John Bel Edwards declared April as Child Abuse Prevention Month in Louisiana. According to Prevent Child Abuse Louisiana, there were over 12,000 victims of child abuse and neglect in 2014, the latest year statistics are available. State Police Major Doug Cain says kids are our most important resource, and everyone needs to do what they can do to protect them.

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LSP introducing real-time auto insurance monitoring system
Posted on 3/4/2016 4:00:00 AM.

State Police introduces a real-time auto insurance monitoring system to catch motorists who are uninsured. Major Doug Cain says this system, which will be used in the Baton Rouge and Monroe areas first, will provide police with the ability to know at a traffic stop or accident if the driver is actually insured.

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DEA agent arrested for allegedly stealing seized drugs
Posted on 2/26/2016 11:38:00 AM.

State Police have arrested a second officer assigned to the US Drug Enforcement Administration task force suspected of stealing and selling drugs seized in raids. Karl Newman, a deputy with the Tangipahoa Parish Sheriff’s Office, was booked on counts of conspiracy to distribute cocaine and abuse of office. State police spokesperson, Maj. Doug Cain, says the arrest was made after authorities received a tip.

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Fire leaves OMV offices statewide unable to process transactions
Posted on 5/21/2015 11:51:00 AM.
State Police say a fire at their data center has left Office of Motor Vehicles offices across the state unable process any transactions.  Major Doug Cain says an electrical panel fire has disabled all automated systems at the Department of Public Safety, including OMV locations statewide.
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Off-duty State Police Sgt arrested on DWI and hit-and-run charges
Posted on 10/12/2014 11:03:00 AM.
sergeant with the Louisiana State Police faces charges of DWI and hit and run, after causing a crash on Interstate 10 early Saturday morning.State Police Captain Doug Cain says 34-year-old Damien Dyson Sr of Baton Rouge was heading west on I-10 in Ascension Parish, when he struck the rear of another vehicle at a high rate of speed. Cain says Dyson kept going, but eventually pulled over and State Police responded to the scene.
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Feds join LSP into who killed Victor White III
Posted on 9/3/2014 11:23:00 AM.
Michelle Southern reporting.
A Federal Investigation is underway into the death of a New Iberia man who was shot and killed while he was handcuffed in March. The Iberia Parish Coroner ruled that 23-year-old Victor White III committed suicide while in custody but his parents are disputing the conclusion.
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OMV now accepting additional forms of payment
Posted on 6/4/2014 1:28:00 PM.
Michelle Southern reporting.
As part of continuing efforts to speed up wait times at Motor Vehicle Offices across the state, Louisiana State Police says you'll now be able to use plastic to pay your fee. Captain Doug Cain says they are excited to announce that multiple forms of payment will now be accepted for services.
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DCFS employee arrested amid allegations he purchased electronics with state issued credit card
Posted on 3/19/2014 1:14:00 PM.
A man who works for the Department of Children and Family services as audit director is accused of purchasing personal items with a state issued credit card. State Police Captain Doug Cain says they were contacted by DCFS regarding possible fraudulent activity on the part of 34-year-old Delrice Augustus of Baton Rouge.

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OMV lines getting longer
Posted on 1/10/2014 9:00:00 AM.
According to a report from the Legislative Fiscal Office, wait times at Louisiana Offices of Motor vehicles are getting longer and longer due to staff reductions amidst continuing state budget cuts.

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