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.
Friday, December 02, 2016
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.
Friday, December 02, 2016
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
A Baton Rouge man accused of stabbing and dismembering his parents at their Tennessee home over the Thanksgiving weekend is due back in a Baton Rouge courtroom on Tuesday to decide whether he wants to waive his right to an extradition hearing.
The Baton Rouge rape trial of former "Sons of Guns" reality TV personality Will Hayden has been postponed again, this time until April.
Thursday, December 01, 2016
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.
Tuesday, November 29, 2016
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.
Monday, November 21, 2016
Eight months after a judge halted their racketeering prosecution and reduced their bails due to defense funding issues, four men said to have ties to a violent Baton Rouge street gang have been booked on charges unrelated to their 2014 racketeerin…
Thursday, November 17, 2016
A 49-year-old career criminal from Denham Springs was sentenced to nearly 18 years in federal prison Thursday on drug and gun charges, U.S. Attorney Walt Green reported.
A state judge Thursday rejected condemned killer Henri Broadway's request for a new trial in the 1993 ambush slaying of Baton Rouge police Cpl. Betty Smothers and wounding of a grocery store manager she had driven to a bank to make a night deposit.
Thursday, November 17, 2016
Nineteenth Judicial District Judge Trudy White's abrupt and unexplained three-month paid leave of absence that began Monday remained shrouded in mystery Thursday.
Wednesday, November 16, 2016
The courtroom battle over the power struggle between the governor and the attorney general will have to wait two weeks – partly because of gamesmanship between the two sides.
Citing the convicted drivers' negligence, "immaturity and stupidity," a state judge awarded nearly $5.5 million Wednesday to the families of five Ascension Parish residents, including three young boys, killed in a fiery road-rage related crash on …
Tuesday, November 15, 2016
The convicted drivers in a fiery crash allegedly the result of a road-rage chase on Interstate 10 in Baton Rouge that killed five Ascension Parish residents, including three young boys, in 2011 pointed the finger of blame at each other Tuesday in …
DONALDSONVILLE — The Louisiana State Attorney General's Office abruptly halted a grand jury hearing Tuesday into attempted bribery allegations leveled against the Ascension Parish president and a Gonzales businessman but authorities promised the p…
Thursday, November 10, 2016
A 22-year-old Baton Rouge man serving 20 years in prison for a 2014 armed robbery was sentenced Thursday to 40 more years behind bars for a fatal police chase-related crash that occurred about eight hours after the robbery.
Wednesday, November 09, 2016
A jury's finding that a longtime University of Louisiana at Lafayette Police Department employee was the victim of age discrimination has been affirmed by a divided state appeals court.
Tuesday, November 08, 2016
The former "Sons of Guns" reality TV personality accused of raping two preteen girls has a "lustful disposition" toward juveniles, a prosecutor claims in court filings in Baton Rouge.
Sunday, November 06, 2016
A Walker repairman arrested last November in the rape of a 19-year-old special-needs woman in her Baton Rouge home is now accused civilly and criminally in the assault.
Friday, November 04, 2016
A federal jury on Friday found Iberia Parish Sheriff Louis Ackal not guilty on all charges of allowing his deputies to purposefully mistreat black residents of New Iberia and beating jail inmates.
A state judge refused Friday to disqualify the East Baton Rouge Parish District Attorney's Office from prosecuting a Walker man and his fiancée in last year's fatal stabbing and strangling of her convicted molester.
Thursday, November 03, 2016
A jury could begin deliberating by Friday afternoon in the federal trial of Iberia Parish Sheriff Louis Ackal, who has been portrayed by prosecutors as a leader who nurtured a culture of abuse and used his department as a brutal tool in what he sa…
Less than a month after a murder charge was dropped, a 52-year-old felon was indicted again Thursday in the 2011 baseball bat beating death of a 26-year-old Southern University student.
Wednesday, November 02, 2016
Former Iberia Parish Sheriff's narcotics agent Wade Bergeron recalled a drug suspect kneeling on the ground on an isolated rural road, ordered to hold a bullet in his mouth while Bergeron's screaming supervisor threatened the trembling man's life.
Three more former Louisiana State Penitentiary at Angola guards were charged Wednesday in the 2014 beating of a handcuffed and shackled Angola inmate and an alleged cover-up of the assault, federal prosecutors announced.
Tuesday, November 01, 2016
Narcotics agents with the Iberia Parish Sheriff's Office enforced their own code of justice, running amok in a deep culture of abuse without fear of discipline from a chain of command that tolerated and even encouraged violence, according to testi…
Monday, October 31, 2016
SHREVEPORT — Handcuffed inmates screamed and groaned in pain, begging for the beatings to stop as Iberia Parish Sheriff's deputies swung metal batons and as a dog was held snarling and growling in their faces.
A lawsuit seeking to restore voting rights to nearly 70,000 Louisianians on probation or parole for felony crimes will go forward against the state Secretary of State's Office, but not the governor, and not as a class action, a Baton Rouge judge d…
Two ex-girlfriends of the Plaquemine man recently implicated in the deaths of two men, one of which dates back 25 years, described him in court Monday as a dangerous man who made multiple threats on their lives and the lives of anyone who crossed him.
Sunday, October 30, 2016
Baton Rouge lawyer Joel Porter's defamation lawsuit against People Magazine over a 2015 article concerning his wife's unsolved 1985 stabbing death will be heard in federal court, not state court.
Saturday, October 29, 2016
After twice ordering the Tangipahoa Parish district court to hand down a harsher sentence against a woman charged in a manslaughter case, an appeals court this week reversed her conviction and ordered that she be set free.
Friday, October 28, 2016
A priest has no duty to report confidential information heard during a sacramental confession, the Louisiana Supreme Court ruled Friday in a bid to clear up what it called the "widespread confusion" caused by its decision two years ago in a long-r…
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…
Thursday, October 27, 2016
The Louisiana High School Athletic Association did not discriminate against a high school senior with an attention and hyperactivity disorder who claims the group unfairly and illegally penalized him for repeating the sixth grade, a Baton Rouge ju…
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.
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.