A Louisiana State Penitentiary at Angola correctional officer stood by in January 2014 while other guards severely beat a handcuffed-and-shackled Angola inmate being held in solitary confinement, according to charges filed this week by federal pro…
Friday, October 28, 2016
Tuesday, October 25, 2016
A north Louisiana high school senior and football player who repeated the sixth grade due to a medical condition claims the Louisiana High School Athletic Association violated the Americans with Disabilities Act by declaring him ineligible to take…
Monday, October 24, 2016
A Baton Rouge state judge refused Monday to throw out LSU's lawsuit against former Tigers defensive coordinator John Chavis, saying a jury should decide whether either side breached his contract.
Saturday, October 22, 2016
In the words of one lawyer involved in the lengthy and costly litigation, it's "back to square one" in a dispute involving West Feliciana Parish and a local family that has claimed ownership of a piece of Mississippi River-front property in St. Fr…
Thursday, October 20, 2016
Federal prosecutors dropped fraud and conspiracy charges against embattled Sorrento Town Councilman Randy Anny late Thursday shortly after his wife told a federal judge her husband knew nothing of her scheme to defraud the BP oil spill claims fund…
An office manager convicted of embezzling money from her employer, a surgery group for children, some 256 times over seven years was sentenced Thursday to one year in prison for wire fraud.
Thursday, October 20, 2016
A judge sentenced a Baton Rouge man to 33 months in prison and ordered him to pay nearly $1 million for defrauding Whitney Bank through his payment processing company used by elementary and high schools.
Wednesday, October 19, 2016
One of six Ascension Parish men charged in the 2013 drug-related killing of a man in Baton Rouge pleaded guilty this week to armed robbery and attempted murder charges and was sentenced to 27 years in prison.
Tuesday, October 18, 2016
Three months after a Baton Rouge judge dismissed a former Livingston Parish contractor's defamation and malicious prosecution lawsuit against the state Office of Inspector General, that same judge is now allowing an amended suit to go forward.
Monday, October 17, 2016
Round one in the court fight between Louisiana's chief executive officer and the state's chief legal officer went Monday to the latter — Attorney General Jeff Landry.
A 34-year-old Baton Rouge man begged Guy Koontz Jr.'s parents for forgiveness Monday before a state judge sentenced him to five years in prison in the 2014 heroin-related overdose death of their only child.
Friday, October 14, 2016
Aramis Jackson is not intellectually disabled, a state judge ruled Friday in setting the stage for the 25-year-old's murder trial next year in the 2010 home-invasion shooting death of a single mother and the wounding of her then-9-year-old daughte…
Thursday, October 13, 2016
A federal appeals court on Thursday denied Iberia Parish Sheriff Louis Ackal's request to have civil rights case reassigned to the Lake Charles-based judge who originally had it or, if not, to move his trial from Shreveport to Lafayette.
Wednesday, October 12, 2016
A former vice-president for the health services company Amedisys was sentenced Wednesday to four years in prison for a wire fraud scheme that put more than $7.6 million of the company's money in his personal bank accounts.
Tuesday, October 11, 2016
A Baton Rouge automobile dealer accused in the alleged murder-for-hire of his ex-wife was briefly taken from a courtroom Wednesday after he cried out loudly while a sheriff's deputy was explaining how the murder probe began as a missing person inv…
Tuesday, October 11, 2016
Prosecutors dropped a murder charge against a 52-year-old felon in the 2011 baseball bat beating death of a Southern University student after a judge refused Tuesday to delay his trial again to give prosecutors more time to find several crucial wi…
New Roads Mayor Robert Myer appeared in court Tuesday and pleaded not guilty to multiple counts related to his use of a city-issued credit card.
A state judge set a Baton Rouge assistant principal's bail at $500,000 after he pleaded not guilty Tuesday in the June shooting death of a pregnant colleague and the killing of her unborn child.
Monday, October 10, 2016
More than five years after a Southern University student was beaten to death with a baseball bat in her apartment that was set on fire, the convicted felon accused in the brutal killing is set to go on trial Tuesday.
Saturday, October 08, 2016
A toxicology lab in Zachary is fighting what it calls unjust and harsh sanctions proposed by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services that the company says would put it out of business and destroy its reputation in the medical and scientif…
Friday, October 07, 2016
Federal prosecutors say Darlene Viola Krueger sold "Slim-Vie" diet pills out of her homes in LaPlace and Destrehan from 2009 to 2014, marketing them as a weight loss product made from "all natural ingredients" with "no harmful side effects."
Thursday, October 06, 2016
Three south Louisiana men and a Maryland man are accused in a federal grand jury indictment of scheming to sell stolen HIV medication, U.S. Attorney Walt Green reported Thursday.
The state Department of Education will no longer suppress any student enrollment data relating to economically disadvantaged and English proficiency students as part of the settlement of a lawsuit the agency and its chief filed against two educati…
Wednesday, October 05, 2016
A 27-year-old Baton Rouge man who followed too close to the bumper of an East Baton Rouge Sheriff's Office patrol vehicle before dropping a loaded 9mm handgun as he ran from deputies in a strange July 6 incident pleaded guilty in federal court Wed…
A federal grand jury returned a nine-count federal indictment Wednesday against a 45-year-old Baton Rouge man who allegedly nabbed thousands of dollars worth of cigarettes from area gas stations during a string of armed robberies.
A former state health department project manager admitted Wednesday to laundering federal grant money over a period of several years.
An assistant principal at a Baton Rouge magnet school was indicted Wednesday on murder and feticide charges in the June killing of a pregnant co-worker whose body was found in a ditch in an Iberville Parish sugar cane field with a gunshot to the head.
Tuesday, October 04, 2016
A now-former prison deputy's misuse of pepper spray near Glen Oaks High School students and parents leaving a "Battle of the Bands" competition at Southern University in April has prompted a lawsuit against East Baton Rouge Parish Sheriff Sid Gautreaux.
A state probe into a 2012 complaint that a Zachary home health care worker had abandoned the care of a Medicaid recipient led to the discovery of a three-year, $1.1 million-plus fraud scheme by the company's owner, according to a lawsuit filed aga…
Monday, October 03, 2016
Dale Dwayne Craig, who was a week shy of his 18th birthday when he fatally shot LSU freshman Kipp Earl Gullett during a 1992 carjacking, should remain behind bars for the rest of his life, a state prosecutor said Monday.
Sunday, October 02, 2016
East Baton Rouge Parish prosecutors contend an escalating pattern of abuse led to the December 2014 beating death of 2-year-old Da'Laijah Smith by her mother.
Saturday, October 01, 2016
Kenrard D. Broussard was four years into an 18-year prison sentence on cocaine charges when two of the narcotics officers who arrested him pleaded guilty earlier this year in a broad federal probe of abuse and cover-ups at the Iberia Parish Sherif…
Thursday, September 29, 2016
A Baton Rouge man was found guilty Thursday in the 2014 slaying of a 21-year-old man shot in the back while running for his life from the armed robber.
Tuesday, September 27, 2016
A woman who fell from the Gee Whiz ride at the Greater Baton Rouge State Fair last year is suing the fair and an amusement ride company, alleging her severe injuries were the result of their negligence.
Monday, September 26, 2016
PLAQUEMINE — Four men injured in the 2013 explosion at the Williams Olefins Geismar plant were awarded a total of $13.6 million in damages after an Iberville Parish jury late Monday night ruled the company, several plant officials and its parent c…
Sunday, September 25, 2016
A lawsuit the state and New Orleans have lodged against online travel agency giants Priceline, Orbitz, Expedia and Travelocity uses words like "disguise" and "camouflage" to complain about a scheme that the suit says has cost Louisiana nearly $23 …
Friday, September 23, 2016
A Baton Rouge man who police claim instigated a confrontation that led to the April fatal shooting of two female Southern University students denies that allegation and is sorry the young women were killed, his attorney said Friday.
Thursday, September 22, 2016
Hours after a grand jury declined to indict Ernest Bernard Felton in the April 10 shooting deaths of two 19-year-old Southern University students, the 23-year-old man walked out of Parish Prison.
Wednesday, September 21, 2016
NEW ROADS — Two Ventress parents were convicted of second-degree murder Wednesday in death of their 3-month-old infant, who died from severe malnutrition and dehydration in 2014.
A Baton Rouge man has pleaded guilty to a gun charge in the 2014 killing of a West St. John High School football coach, while the suspected shooter sits in a Texas jail serving time for a robbery conviction.
Neither of the two Baton Rouge men booked on second-degree murder counts in the April 10 shooting deaths of 19-year-old Southern University students Annette January and Lashuntae Benton were indicted on murder charges Wednesday, sending East Baton…
Tuesday, September 20, 2016
A former executive of a shuttered Gonzales-based chain of Popeyes chicken restaurants who bought a pricey race car and renovating his Florida home with money he embezzled from the company was sentenced Tuesday to nearly four years in federal prison.
Monday, September 19, 2016
A Baton Rouge woman who pleaded guilty last year to a second-offense DWI that occurred a decade after she ran over and killed a toddler in a stroller while intoxicated is now free from court supervision, her attorney said Monday.
Friday, September 16, 2016
Iberia Parish Sheriff Louis Ackal personally encouraged the use of excessive force, interfered in internal affairs investigations and had all internal affairs documents burned, federal prosecutors allege in a new criminal court filing.
Attorneys for two Baton Rouge men jailed in the April slaying of two Southern University students argued Friday their clients' constitutional rights are being trampled by being held for more than four months without a judicial determination of pro…
Thursday, September 15, 2016
A Baton Rouge lawyer and former state liquor lobbyist on Thursday characterized as a "crude joke" his decision to forward unsolicited videos of boys engaging in sex acts with donkeys to friends, family and clients in 2013 and 2015.