Wednesday, August 23, 2017
East Feliciana Parish School Board member Broderick Brooks Sr. was unclothed from the waist down when he was found fatally shot inside his running car in north Baton Rouge in May 2016, an East Baton Rouge Parish jury learned Wednesday as the secon…
Tuesday, August 22, 2017
A Baton Rouge man claims in a lawsuit against the Baton Rouge Police Department that a group of its officers "sadistically and unnecessarily" assaulted him during a traffic stop last summer, breaking his nose and leaving him too bloodied to be boo…
A state judge sternly lectured popular Baton Rouge teenage rapper Kentrell Gaulden about his criminal behavior, his music, fathering children and violence in the community before handing him a suspended 10-year prison term and putting him on three…
Monday, August 21, 2017
Two weeks after filing a lawsuit against Southern University, two Baton Rouge news organizations on Monday won their public records case about the school's refusal to release the results of its probe into law professor Dorothy Jackson.
A state judge refused Monday to dismiss the Roman Catholic Diocese of Baton Rouge and a priest from a 2009 lawsuit by a woman who says that when she was a teenager she told the priest she was being sexually abused by a church parishioner, but he d…
A state judge Monday reversed the 2015 firing of then-Scotlandville High School principal Calvin Nicholas for using a wooden dowel to break up a fight between students.
Thursday, August 17, 2017
Taherah Ghassemi, who authorities say was the victim of a murder-for-hire allegedly orchestrated by her ex-husband, was alive but probably not conscious when she was shot in 2015, an East Baton Rouge Parish prosecutor revealed in a recent court filing.
Wednesday, August 16, 2017
A Louisiana State Police trooper has been suspended 14 weeks without pay for his role in a fatal crash in Pointe Coupee Parish in which he had been driving 111 mph — more than twice the posted speed limit.
A Baton Rouge man was sentenced to 39 years in prison after pleading guilty Wednesday in a 2015 drug-related shooting death that the victim's father and aunt said sparked a second tragedy in the family the very next month.
Tuesday, August 15, 2017
Prosecutors can introduce evidence that a Baton Rouge man allegedly hit his girlfriend and spanked or "whooped" her young son when he stands trial in the 2013 beating death of her infant daughter, a judge ruled Tuesday.
Monday, August 14, 2017
A Baton Rouge man arrested in February after police found drugs, guns and homemade bombs inside the trailer where he was staying no longer faces federal charges but remains in state custody on explosives, weapons and drug counts stemming from the arrest.
Saturday, August 12, 2017
A class action lawsuit filed decades ago that argued the state built Interstate 12 in such a way as to exacerbate flooding in the Florida parishes led to a $91.8 million damage award.
Friday, August 11, 2017
Suspended Southern University law professor Dorothy Jackson is seeking $10,000 for legal work she did after drafting a will — at the school's taxpayer-supported Elder Law Clinic that she manages — that named East Baton Rouge Council on Aging Direc…
Thursday, August 10, 2017
A Ruston dentist whose brother-in-law worked at the Shaw Group in 2012 was acquitted Thursday on federal insider trading charges relating to the announcement that year that Shaw was being acquired by Chicago Bridge & Iron Co. for $3 billion.
Wednesday, August 09, 2017
BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — A federal judge has permanently blocked enforcement of a Louisiana law that prevented foreign-born U.S. citizens from getting married if they couldn't produce a birth certificate.
Wednesday, August 09, 2017
A 49-year-old Baton Rouge man who had been free on bail since his April conviction in the 2012 aggravated rape of an 8-year-old girl was sentenced Wednesday to a mandatory term of life in prison.
Tuesday, August 08, 2017
A Ruston dentist's July 2012 stock option trading involving the Baton Rouge-based Shaw Group, where his brother-in-law worked as a vice president, was consistent with the doctor's trading history but not insider trading, a defense-hired financial …
Monday, August 07, 2017
With the help of a local judge, a pretrial services company in Baton Rouge has held hundreds of inmates "ransom" in recent years by requiring they shell out hefty fees on top of their court-ordered bail before they can be released from jail, accor…
The Advocate and WBRZ-TV sued Southern University on Monday over the school's refusal to release the findings of its probe into a faculty member embroiled in a recent controversy involving the East Baton Rouge Council on Aging.
East Baton Rouge Parish prosecutors have charged a Greenwell Springs woman as an accessory in the June 1 drug-related killing of two Baker men whose bodies were found in St. Helena Parish.
Saturday, August 05, 2017
Saying animal rights advocates have offered only "speculative innuendo" that Candy the chimpanzee may not have died in April as reported by her owners, a federal magistrate is recommending the dismissal of a 2015 lawsuit that sought to remove the …
Thursday, August 03, 2017
President Donald Trump has nominated an attorney specializing in civil litigation and a state district court judge to federal judgeships in Louisiana's Western District, the White House announced Thursday evening.
A convicted former Shaw Group executive testified Thursday he tipped off his brother-in-law about Shaw's impending 2012 acquisition by Chicago Bridge & Iron Co. and that both men traded on and profited from the inside information.
Wednesday, August 02, 2017
An alleged member of the violent Gardere-area "Big Money Block Boyz" street gang pleaded guilty Wednesday to federal gun- and drug-conspiracy charges that stemmed from an incident in the fall while he was free on state drug, attempted murder and c…
Tuesday, August 01, 2017
A north Louisiana dentist used an illegal inside scoop from a Shaw Group vice president, who also happened to be his brother-in-law, to hit a $700,000 jackpot in 2012 when the Baton Rouge-based firm was acquired by Chicago Bridge & Iron Co., a…
Monday, July 31, 2017
A federal judge refused Monday to throw out a lawsuit by a convicted killer who claims he was abruptly transferred last year from the Louisiana State Penitentiary at Angola, and also punished in other ways, after corresponding with a reporter for …
Jay Dixon was heading home from Baton Rouge to Lafayette one day when he got pulled over for speeding. As the deputy handed him the ticket, Dixon said, he was told to flip it over. On the back, Dixon found instructions saying he could pay the tick…
When Baton Rouge lawyer and ex-state liquor lobbyist Christopher Young stands trial in October on two federal child pornography charges, the jury won't hear that a conviction on one of those counts would carry a minimum mandatory five-year prison …
Sunday, July 30, 2017
Lauren Looney has been free on bail for nearly two years awaiting trial on a manslaughter charge in the gruesome 2014 death of her 82-year-old grandmother in Baton Rouge.
Friday, July 28, 2017
Nearly two years after police concluded they found evidence demonstrating that fired East Baton Rouge Parish Attorney Mary Roper hacked into city-parish emails, the investigation has finally been released publicly, alleging that Roper used her abi…
A Baton Rouge woman has admitted to falsely claiming her deceased mother was still alive in order to fraudulently collect nearly $80,000 in Social Security benefits, acting U.S. Attorney Corey Amundson reported Friday.
A grand jury declined on Thursday to indict two Baton Rouge suspects in the November shooting death of up-and-coming rapper and McKinley High School student Keondrae Ricks on Nebraska Street.
Thursday, July 27, 2017
A homeless man accused of strangling, stomping on and kicking a woman before raping her in Baton Rouge in March was charged Thursday by a local grand jury.
The mother of an East Baton Rouge Parish Prison inmate who died in August after being injured while on work release has filed a federal lawsuit, claiming the "slow death" her son suffered could have been prevented.
Wednesday, July 26, 2017
Two former Louisiana Office of Alcohol and Tobacco Control agents and a current agent have settled their federal racial discrimination lawsuit against ex-ATC Commissioner Troy Hebert and the state agency he headed for five years.
Tuesday, July 25, 2017
The father and mother of 8-year-old Xzayvion Riley still face first-degree murder charges but not the death penalty in the boy's 2012 beating death, the East Baton Rouge Parish District Attorney's Office said Tuesday.
The Environmental Protection Agency is breaking the law by stalling the enforcement of a chemical safety rule intended to protect plant workers, first-responders and people who live near facilities that store hazardous materials, according to a la…
Sunday, July 23, 2017
After spending a half-century serving life without parole for a murder committed as a teenager, Henry Montgomery is now preparing for a parole hearing, a shot at freedom capping years of litigation over a case that stretched from a Baton Rouge dis…
Friday, July 21, 2017
A 23-year-old Baton Rouge man was found guilty Friday of raping a woman in her Garden District home last year and pouring bleach on himself and the victim before fleeing with her driver's license and other items.
Thursday, July 20, 2017
Todd Wessinger's death sentence in the 1995 shooting deaths of two Calendar's Restaurant employees in Baton Rouge was reinstated Thursday by a federal appellate court in New Orleans.
A veteran lawman assigned to a New Orleans-based federal drug task force pleaded guilty Thursday to pocketing thousands of dollars seized during drug raids, admitting to significantly reduced charges in a clear indication that he is cooperating wi…
A traditional neighborhood development called The Settlement at Shoe Creek was properly approved by Central's mayor and city council, a state appellate court has ruled.
Wednesday, July 19, 2017
A convicted Louisiana rapist on Texas' "Most Wanted" sex offender list pleaded guilty Wednesday in Baton Rouge federal court to failing to register and update his registration as a sex offender, acting U.S. Attorney Corey Amundson reported.
A Mexican national who was in the United State illegally when he allegedly shot and killed a 16-year-old Baton Rouge boy on the teen's birthday in March was indicted Wednesday on a negligent homicide charge.
The wife of a man fatally struck by an unmarked Baton Rouge police car on Florida Street last month is suing the Police Department and the officer who was driving the car.
Tuesday, July 18, 2017
A French Settlement woman who stole more than $12,000 from the nonprofit Blue Star Mothers organization has paid the money back and pleaded guilty to a theft charge.
Enough evidence exists to justify a terrorizing charge against a 20-year-old Baker man accused of threatening to kill police officers and civilians last fall, a Baton Rouge judge decided Tuesday.