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August 14, 2019 - 9:21 pm
Although medicinal marijuana is now legal in Louisiana, it's still against the law to drive while under the influence of a substance, even if you have a prescription. State Police Lt. Nick Manale says you can be charged a DWI under any type of impairment that causes a driver to operate their...
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Jim Hanzo
August 04, 2019 - 5:08 pm
State police say a single-vehicle fatality crash took the life of a 16-year-old in Terrebonne Parish. Makayla Gregoire of Houma was killed in the crash that happened just before 1 a.m. Sunday morning. It happened on LA 57 near Canebreak Avenue. The preliminary investigation revealed 35-year-old...
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Jim Hanzo
July 08, 2019 - 9:42 am
Have you noticed the Louisiana State Police Dodge Chargers with the harder to see, reflective sliver lettering on the interstate lately? They have been getting a lot of attention on social media as more people get pulled over and ticketed by so-called 'Ghost Troopers' and state police in unmarked...
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Jim Hanzo
July 07, 2019 - 5:34 pm
A fatal crash on the Interstate 55 bridge took the life of an unrestrained driver. The accident happened northbound just north of Manchac in Tangipahoa Parish and involved a 2008 Nissan Maxima. According to police, for reasons still under investigation, the Maxima stopped in the left lane. While...
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Jim Hanzo
June 06, 2019 - 3:55 pm
Louisiana State Police arrested a man for pointing a gun at a passing motorists. The incident happened on I-12 Westbound in Hammond yesterday. A motorists noticed a 2007 Dodge Dart driving recklessly. When the motorists pulled up along side the vehicle the driver allegedly pointed a pistol at the...
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Jim Hanzo
May 01, 2019 - 9:30 pm
Louisiana State Troopers with the Criminal Investigations Division-Houma Office (CID) arrested a man who was wanted in the state of Maine for felony theft. Authorities were contacted by the Maine State Police (MSP) in reference to an active investigation involving felony theft. The suspect, 45-year...
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Jim Hanzo
March 16, 2019 - 12:27 am
Louisiana State Police on Friday arrested a bail bondsman and his adult son business partner, operating out of offices in Covington and Amite on multiple state charges stemming from a joint human trafficking investigation led by the Louisiana State Police and FBI. On Friday at approximately 8:30 a...
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Jim Hanzo
March 11, 2019 - 9:15 am
With the new time change you may notice the sun won't be coming up as early. That will definitely pose problems on the road for drivers. Sgt. Melissa Matey with Louisiana State Police said this is a cause for concern when you leave the house in the morning and when you head home. "Make sure that...
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Jim Hanzo
February 27, 2019 - 4:12 pm
The St. Tammany Parish Sheriff's Office arrested a man after a chase on I-12 in which they say he was driving a stolen car. It happened around 8:30 a.m. when deputies observed a stolen Honda Accord headed west on Interstate 12, and a pursuit ensued. The vehicle exited the interstate at Highway 21...
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November 27, 2018 - 9:38 am
NEW ORLEANS (AP) _ Authorities say a St. Bernard Parish Sheriff's Office deputy shot a man driving a stolen car just before being hit by the vehicle. News outlets report law enforcement authorities say the car hit the deputy in the leg Monday morning and the driver was shot in the face. Driver 21-...
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