Forty-two years ago, an East Baton Rouge Parish jury convicted Wilbert Jones of kidnapping a young nurse from the Baton Rouge General Medical Center parking lot, forcing her to drive to a secluded area near the then-East Baton Rouge Special Educat…
Tuesday, January 17, 2017
A Baton Rouge federal judge said Tuesday he is greatly troubled by allegations that state cosmetology board inspectors detain employees of Vietnamese-American nail salons during inspections of their facilities.
Sunday, January 15, 2017
City, parish and state law enforcement officials made a big splash 33 months ago when they announced the indictment and arrest of 19 alleged members and associates of the Gardere-area "Big Money Block Boyz" street gang on racketeering and other charges.
Friday, January 13, 2017
A Baton Rouge man who was arrested during last summer's Alton Sterling-related demonstrations and claimed police officers stomped and punched him has been indicted on several rape charges involving a young girl.
Thursday, January 12, 2017
Hosey and Shantita Colbert, parents of 17-year-old Tyrin Colbert who was strangled by his cellmate in East Baton Rouge Parish prison in February, filed a federal lawsuit Thursday that claims his death was the result of the "unconstitutionally viol…
A Baker man described as an "enforcer" was sentenced this week to nearly 22 years in federal prison in a massive drug case that has netted 34 convictions and involves allegations of murder plots, using children to transport narcotics, storing coca…
Wednesday, January 11, 2017
An Ascension Parish man sentenced last month to 10 years in prison in a Medicaid fraud scheme is complaining that the jail time will make it virtually impossible for him to pay the state nearly $7 million in restitution.
Tuesday, January 10, 2017
If not reversed, a decision by state corrections officials will cause a Baton Rouge man convicted in a fatal alcohol-related crash that killed a bicyclist to serve much more prison time than he should, his attorney alleges in a new court filing.
Monday, January 09, 2017
The fifth Florida person arrested following the seizure of four kilograms of cocaine in 2015 has pleaded guilty to a drug count in federal court in Baton Rouge.
Monday, January 09, 2017
An attorney for a Louisiana inmate allegedly punished for writing letters to a reporter for The Advocate filed a federal lawsuit against more than a dozen current and former state Department of Corrections officials Monday morning, alleging violat…
A funding issue that could have stalled the prosecution of two Spanish-speaking cousins accused in the 2015 robbery, abduction and slaying of an elderly Highland Road couple has been resolved, one of the men's attorneys told a state judge Monday.
Friday, January 06, 2017
A double-murder suspect's 39-day stay in East Baton Rouge Parish Prison came to an end Friday when a judge ordered him sent back to Tennessee to face charges that he stabbed and dismembered his parents in their Knoxville home Thanksgiving weekend,…
Thursday, January 05, 2017
The cities of Denham Springs and Walker and others filed a class-action lawsuit against the state Department of Transportation and Development on Thursday, claiming a median barrier built along Interstate 12 caused widespread destruction by preven…
A Baton Rouge man accused of dismembering his parents in their Tennessee home Thanksgiving weekend and trying to dissolve their remains bought items at a Knoxville Walmart that apparently were used to try to destroy evidence, newly filed court doc…
A Baton Rouge woman accused of manslaughter in the 2014 death of her 82-year-old mother, who was found naked in a wheelchair in feces and riddled with infected bedsores, was sane at the time, a state judge ruled Thursday.
Wednesday, January 04, 2017
A former longtime East Baton Rouge Parish Clerk of Court's Office employee claims he and other office administrators and supervisors were required to annually pony up cash for Clerk of Court Doug Welborn's birthday and Christmas gifts.
Tuesday, January 03, 2017
A year ago, Orleans Parish Chief Public Defender Derwyn Bunton appeared in Criminal District Court Judge Arthur Hunter’s courtroom and said the funding shortfall at Bunton's office amounted to a “constitutional crisis.”
For months a Baton Rouge man accused in the 2013 beating death of his girlfriend's 11-month-old daughter faced a death-penalty prosecution, which would have required a unanimous jury verdict to find him guilty of first-degree murder.
Friday, December 30, 2016
A convicted murderer sentenced to life in prison for the 1988 slaying of a father of two during a botched robbery in Baton Rouge walked out of prison just before Christmas after the governor commuted his sentence, making him eligible for parole.
Monday, December 26, 2016
Six months after alleging that federal child porn charges against him are the result of a "selective and vindictive" prosecution, the war of words between Baton Rouge lawyer and former state liquor lobbyist Christopher Young and prosecutors rages …
Saturday, December 24, 2016
Tuesday, December 20, 2016
A former Gonzales district fire chief also facing state child pornography charges pleaded guilty Tuesday to federal counts that accused him of viewing and trading child porn, U.S. Attorney Walt Green said.
The owner of a now-defunct south Louisiana personal-care company has been ordered to spend 10 years in prison and pay nearly $7 million in restitution to the state in a Medicaid fraud scheme, a sentence that drew praise Tuesday from Louisiana Atto…
Monday, December 19, 2016
Less than two weeks remain for people to request their portion of the still unclaimed $940,000 from warrant recall fees issued by East Baton Rouge Parish courts.
Saying he played a major role in the 1999 beating and stabbing death of a Louisiana State Penitentiary security officer, the state's top court Monday affirmed "Angola 5" member Jeffrey Cameron Clark's conviction and death sentence in the slaying.
Friday, December 16, 2016
A Baton Rouge felon who pulled out a gun the night a West St. John High School football coach was shot to death outside a Bennington Avenue nightclub in 2014 was sentenced this week to 7 1/2 years in prison.
A 28-year-old Baton Rouge man accused of stabbing and dismembering his parents in their Tennessee home over the Thanksgiving weekend will spend the Christmas and New Year's holidays at East Baton Rouge Parish Prison.
Thursday, December 15, 2016
A former executive assistant to the past two Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries chiefs, including Charlie Melancon who abruptly resigned Wednesday, claims in a lawsuit she was illegally fired in September and wrongfully accused of forg…
Wednesday, December 14, 2016
A 19-year-old Baker man who allegedly told police in late September that a radical group had instructed him to kill police officers and civilians has been charged by East Baton Rouge Parish prosecutors with terrorizing.
Tuesday, December 13, 2016
After a Baton Rouge federal judge dismissed several of her claims earlier in the day, a jury decided late Monday that LSU did not fire a digital arts instructor in 2012 in retaliation for her complaints to university and federal officials about al…
Monday, December 12, 2016
Thursday, December 08, 2016
A former LSU art teacher who claims she was fired in 2012 for complaining about alleged gender discrimination, sexual harassment and misappropriation of student fees testified Thursday that the head of her department called her by the dismissive t…
Wednesday, December 07, 2016
Two former high-ranking officials at the Louisiana State Penitentiary at Angola who were accused by auditors of looting a fund aimed at improving recreational opportunities at the prison have been charged with felony theft of $1,500 or more by 20t…
A federal judge who has been pulled off a string of criminal cases this year was removed from another one this week following the abrupt end to a trial in her Louisiana courtroom.
Tuesday, December 06, 2016
The Baton Rouge man suspected in the Thanksgiving weekend stabbing and dismemberment of his parents in their Tennessee home will remain in East Baton Rouge Parish Prison until at least Dec. 16.
Monday, December 05, 2016
Backers of the effort to recall embattled Jefferson Parish President Mike Yenni will get their day in court — but not before Saturday's next round of voting — in their challenge of a Louisiana law requiring signature gatherers to stay 600 feet awa…
Friday, December 02, 2016
A 23-year-old Ascension Parish man was convicted Friday in the 2013 drug-related shooting death of a 22-year-old man in his Baton Rouge apartment.
A 57-year-old Jefferson Parish woman was ordered Friday to spend eight years in federal prison for embezzling $103,000-plus from her elderly victims' bank accounts in a multi-state bank fraud and identity theft scheme.
A 26-year-old Baton Rouge man was sentenced to 20 years in federal prison Friday in a child pornography-related extortion scheme, U.S. Attorney Walt Green reported.
More than six years after a shocking home-invasion that rocked the quiet Beauregard Town neighborhood, a Baton Rouge man accused of fatally shooting a 42-year-old single mother and wounding her then-9-year-old daughter learned Friday he'll stand t…
Thursday, December 01, 2016
The Baton Rouge rape trial of former "Sons of Guns" reality TV personality Will Hayden has been postponed again, this time until April.
A former Delgado Community College baseball player has been indicted in the February rape of a woman at her Brightside Drive condo in Baton Rouge.
Wednesday, November 30, 2016
Brett Gerald and Joseph Branch sat shackled side by side in a Baton Rouge courtroom Wednesday while attorneys for the two men convicted in separate fatal alcohol-related crashes argued for their early prison release.
Tuesday, November 29, 2016
An emotional former day care owner pleaded guilty Tuesday to negligent homicide in the 2015 death of a 22-month-old girl left unattended on a sweltering day in a van across the street from the unlicensed north Baton Rouge facility.
Jared Christopher Vincent was a marijuana dealer but he didn't deserve to be shot to death in 2013 in his Baton Rouge apartment where he dealt the drugs, a prosecutor told a jury Tuesday.
Friday, November 25, 2016
One of Will Hayden's attorneys is fighting back against a prosecutor's allegation that the former "Sons of Guns" reality TV personality, who faces rape charges in two parishes, has a lustful disposition toward children.
Wednesday, November 23, 2016
A unique case involving a marijuana-stuffed salmon and a Baton Rouge man facing drug and gun charges could soon land on the U.S. Supreme Court's docket.