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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Livingston Parish woman jailed after making false allegations against sheriff's deputy
Posted on 11/29/2017 10:29:00 AM.
A Denham Springs woman has been arrested for filing a false police report after she allegedly told authorities she was raped by a Livingston Parish deputy. State Police say 38-year-old Sherri Penton and the unidentified deputy met on a social dating website in mid-October. State Trooper Bryan Lee explains what happened.
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Driver allegedly hits a bicyclist, removed him from van windshield and dumps body
Posted on 11/27/2017 10:41:00 AM.
State Police have arrested a Slidell man after he allegedly hit a bicyclist, removed him from his windshield and left the scene. Trooper Dustin Dwight says 48-year-old Larry Kellett struck 59-year-old Calvin Lefort Jr. of Slidell on US 190 Saturday night. 
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Three troopers and LACE program are suspended pending investigation in overtime that was claimed but not worked
Posted on 11/8/2017 5:11:00 PM.
Three state police troopers have been placed on paid administrative leave amid allegations of claiming overtime on hours they never actually worked. State Police Major Doug Cain says the investigation started after surveillance video was uncovered by a New Orleans television station. He says Col. Kevin Reeves has asked for a full investigation into the allegations found by WVUE TV.
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Truck driver carrying a load of potatoes on I-10 killed in fiery crash
Posted on 10/9/2017 10:45:00 AM.

A truck driver was killed this morning after he lost control of his vehicle on I-10 at the Butte La Rose exit in St. Martin Parish. Louisiana State Police Master Trooper Brooks David says the accident caused a section I-10 eastbound to be closed while crews inspected the bridge.

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Man arrested for waiving gun at driver on I-10
Posted on 5/5/2017 12:26:00 PM.

A Sulphur man is behind bars after threatening a driver on I-10 with a handgun. Louisiana State Police Sgt. James Anderson says 24-year-old Matthew Savoie brandished his weapon at another motorist while driving down I-10 near Welsh.

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Police gear up for possible attack in Louisiana following Dallas shooting
Posted on 7/8/2016 10:42:00 AM.

Law enforcement around the state are gearing up for a potential threat in Louisiana following the Dallas attack that left five police officers dead and seven injured. State Police Col. Mike Edmonson says there is concern that something similar could happen in Louisiana because a suspect in the Dallas shooting told police he was upset about the police violence in Baton Rouge and Minnesota.

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Four killed in fiery crash in Vernon Parish
Posted on 6/11/2016 7:23:00 PM.
Four people died early Saturday morning in Vernon Parish in a single vehicle wreck and excessive speed is a suspected factor. That's according to Louisiana State Police, who responded to the crash around 4:15 A.M. on Louisiana Highway 10 between Oakdale and Pitkin.
Louisiana State Police, fiery crash, Vernon Parish

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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