Louisiana State Police http://wwno.org en State Police Kill Man Holding Hostages In St. Joseph Bank; One Hostage Killed http://wwno.org/post/state-police-kill-man-holding-hostages-st-joseph-bank-one-hostage-killed-0 <p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Louisiana police shot and killed a man they say shot two hostages inside a bank. One of the hostages was killed.</span></p><p> Wed, 14 Aug 2013 14:41:58 +0000 Eileen Fleming 41738 at http://wwno.org Jindal Involved in Sunday Afternoon Car Crash http://wwno.org/post/jindal-involved-sunday-afternoon-car-crash <p>Governor Bobby Jindal&nbsp;and his security detail were involved in a car crash in Baton Rouge at approximately 5:30 p.m. Sunday afternoon, <a href="http://www.wbrz.com/news/update-governor-jindal-involved-in-traffic-crash-sunday-afternoon/" target="_blank">according to WBRZ-TV</a>.</p><p>The station said the governor was riding in a black Chevrolet Suburban when a box truck sideswiped his vehicle at Nicholson Drive near Oklahoma Street. Additionally:</p> Mon, 18 Mar 2013 03:58:40 +0000 Jason Saul 31437 at http://wwno.org Southwest La. Sees Hike in Traffic Deaths http://wwno.org/post/southwest-la-sees-hike-traffic-deaths <p style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Verdana, Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif, Geneva; font-size: 11px; line-height: 15px;">Troopers say prescription drug use contributed to the increase in traffic deaths that State Police Troop D investigated in 2012.</p> Fri, 18 Jan 2013 23:00:00 +0000 The Associated Press 27199 at http://wwno.org 5.5M Pounds of Explosive Moved at North La. Site http://wwno.org/post/55m-pounds-explosive-moved-north-la-site <p style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Verdana, Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif, Geneva; font-size: 11px; line-height: 15px;">State police say that just over 5.5 million pounds of explosive propellant has been moved at the northwestern Louisiana industrial site where it was found to be improperly stored several weeks ago.</p> Mon, 07 Jan 2013 15:48:17 +0000 The Associated Press 26311 at http://wwno.org Crescent City Connection Police Transfer to LSP http://wwno.org/post/crescent-city-connection-police-transfer-lsp <p style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Verdana, Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif, Geneva; font-size: 11px; line-height: 15px;">The Crescent City Connection Police Department has been transferred to Louisiana State Police as part of a restructuring of the bridge police division.</p><p style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Verdana, Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif, Geneva; font-size: 11px; line-height: 15px;">The state Department of Transportation and Development says the police department's administrative transfer to the Department of Public Safety was effective Monday.</p> Tue, 25 Dec 2012 03:34:31 +0000 The Associated Press 25692 at http://wwno.org State Trooper Hurt in I-10 Crash http://wwno.org/post/state-trooper-hurt-i-10-crash <p style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Verdana, Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif, Geneva; font-size: 11px; line-height: 15px;">A Louisiana State Police lieutenant was injured while getting out of his marked SUV on Interstate 10.</p><p style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Verdana, Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif, Geneva; font-size: 11px; line-height: 15px;">Trooper Melissa Matey says Lt. Robert Hodges was struck Saturday when a driver swerved onto the right shoulder in an apparent effort to avoid upcoming slowed traffic.</p> Tue, 25 Dec 2012 03:26:55 +0000 The Associated Press 25689 at http://wwno.org 2 Die in Fiery Tractor-Trailer Wreck on I-12 http://wwno.org/post/2-die-fiery-tractor-trailer-wreck-i-12 <p style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Verdana, Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif, Geneva; font-size: 11px; line-height: 15px;">State police say two people died and a third was critically burned when a tractor-trailer ran off of Interstate 12, hit some trees, jack-knifed and was engulfed in flames. All three were trapped in the cab.</p><p style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Verdana, Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif, Geneva; font-size: 11px; line-height: 15px;">Trooper Nick Manale&nbsp;says the St. Tammany Parish Coroner's Office is working to identify the dead.</p> Thu, 20 Dec 2012 20:04:02 +0000 The Associated Press 25466 at http://wwno.org Police Report 2 Killed in Truck Wreck http://wwno.org/post/police-report-2-killed-truck-wreck <p style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Verdana, Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif, Geneva; font-size: 11px; line-height: 15px;">Authorities say two people died and a third was injured when an 18-wheeler in which they were riding ran off Interstate 12 near Lacombe, struck a tree and caught fire.</p> Wed, 19 Dec 2012 20:53:24 +0000 The Associated Press 25395 at http://wwno.org Cleanup Continues at La. Explosive Company http://wwno.org/post/cleanup-continues-la-explosive-company <p style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Verdana, Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif, Geneva; font-size: 11px; line-height: 15px;">Authorities say it could take up to three weeks to finish storing military propellant at an explosives recycling company that caused the evacuation of a Louisiana town.</p><p style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Verdana, Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif, Geneva; font-size: 11px; line-height: 15px;">The town of Doyline was evacuated earlier this month after authorities said they found 6 million pounds of the material improperly stored at Explo Systems Inc.</p> Wed, 19 Dec 2012 20:48:40 +0000 The Associated Press 25393 at http://wwno.org Motor vehicles commissioner resigning in August http://wwno.org/post/motor-vehicles-commissioner-resigning-august <p style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Verdana, Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif, Geneva; font-size: 11px; line-height: 15px; ">Louisiana&#39;s motor vehicles commissioner, Nick Gautreaux, is leaving the job in August.</p><p style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Verdana, Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif, Geneva; font-size: 11px; line-height: 15px; ">Gautreaux told The Advocate&nbsp;that he is planning a career in corporate development and governmental work, a move that will keep him closer to home and his five children in Youngsville.</p> Wed, 18 Jul 2012 17:19:08 +0000 The Associated Press 16007 at http://wwno.org