A 25-year-old Baton Rouge man was sentenced to 40 years in prison this week after pleading guilty in the rape of a woman at a BREC park in 2015.
Tuesday, March 28, 2017
A 2014 state law that has allowed Tony the 550-pound Bengal tiger to stay in a roadside enclosure at an Iberville Parish truck stop is an illegal special law that gives preferential treatment to his owner, a national animal rights group argued Tue…
Sunday, March 26, 2017
A former Baton Rouge police officer recently acquitted of abusing his office by allegedly coercing a woman to perform a sex act on him at a BREC park in 2014 is demanding from the city-parish his full pay and benefits from the date he left the force.
Friday, March 24, 2017
MARKSVILLE — An Avoyelles Parish jury convicted a former Marksville deputy marshal of manslaughter and attempted manslaughter in a shooting at the end of a chase that left a 6-year-old boy dead and the boy's father seriously wounded.
A Prairieville man, who is a registered sex offender, pleaded guilty last week to unlawful use of a social networking site following his arrest in August at a shelter for flood victims, Ascension Parish prosecutors said.
Thursday, March 23, 2017
The young brother of an 11-month-old Baton Rouge infant allegedly beaten to death by their mother's boyfriend in 2013 can testify at the man's murder and cruelty trial, a state judge ruled Thursday.
Thursday, March 23, 2017
The Louisiana State Police have determined that a trooper involved in a fatal crash last month in Pointe Coupee Parish was driving more than 100 mph even though he was not responding to an emergency call, according to two law enforcement officials…
Wednesday, March 22, 2017
A 54-year-old Baton Rouge man has pleaded guilty to stealing $1.4 million from his former employer, Axiall Corp., most of it via a wire fraud scheme, acting U.S. Attorney Corey Amundson said Wednesday.
Eighteen people, including 14 from Louisiana, are under federal indictment in Baton Rouge for their alleged roles in a large-scale heroin trafficking network based in Ascension Parish and Houston, Acting U.S. Attorney Corey Amundson said Wednesday.
Wednesday, March 22, 2017
MARKSVILLE — Prosecutors have wrapped up their case against a former Marksville deputy marshal accused of murder in a shooting at the end of a pursuit in November 2015 that left a 6-year-old child dead, capping a long day of technical testimony fr…
Tuesday, March 21, 2017
The son of jailed Baton Rouge automobile dealer Hamid Ghassemi, who is charged with three other men in the alleged murder-for-hire of Ghassemi's ex-wife, claims his mother suffered "torture and unspeakable mental anguish" during her 2015 kidnappin…
The driver in the fatal incident, 26-year-old Christopher Few, testified for over an hour Tuesday afternoon, describing the events of Nov. 3, 2015, and recounting the hail of gunfire that wounded him and killed his 6-year-old son, Jeremy Mardis.
Monday, March 20, 2017
MARKSVILLE — Jurors sat glued to a big-screen TV in a cramped upstairs courtroom, listening intently over the din of the air conditioner as gunshots cracked on the body camera footage and a local policeman checked the faint pulse of a mortally wou…
A man accused of being in violation of U.S. immigration and gun laws when he allegedly fatally shot a 16-year-old boy last week on the teen's birthday appeared before a Baton Rouge federal magistrate Monday and will remain detained until his next …
A Baton Rouge lawyer and former state liquor lobbyist who was set to stand trial this week on federal child pornography charges is now expected to be tried in October.
Monday, March 20, 2017
The Latest on a trial for a Louisiana law enforcement officer charged with murder in a 6-year-old boy's fatal shooting (all times local):
Sunday, March 19, 2017
The mother of a 4-year-old Baton Rouge boy who drowned in an abandoned sewer hole near his Robertson Avenue home in 2014 has settled her lawsuit against several parties.
Saturday, March 18, 2017
As floodwaters rose in Baton Rouge and surrounding parishes in August, municipal police and sheriff's deputies dropped radar guns and ticket books to help rescue folks from their flooded homes. With interstates closed for days on end, fewer reckle…
Thursday, March 16, 2017
Federal charges were filed Thursday against the man who the U.S. Department of Justice alleges was illegally in the U.S. when he fatally shot a 16-year-old boy Monday.
Wednesday, March 15, 2017
CONVENT — Pointing to the wooden courtroom seal affixed above the head of ad hoc Judge Michael E. Kirby at the St. James Parish Courthouse, defense attorney Brian Capitelli argued Wednesday morning for recusal of the entire district court in his c…
A felon with a prior armed robbery conviction was indicted Wednesday in the Nov. 10 killing of a Plank Road tire shop employee who died while trying to stop a holdup outside the store.
Tuesday, March 14, 2017
The grand jury that declined to charge a state prison assistant warden in a rape case earlier this month was not provided the sexual assault forensic examination and report done by a nurse, an omission sharply questioned by the victim and sex crim…
The mother of a Baton Rouge man shot to death by a 17-year-old boy in 2005 told a judge Tuesday it would be "cruel and unusual punishment" for her family and the community if the convicted killer was given the possibility of parole after serving 3…
Monday, March 13, 2017
MARKSVILLE (AP) — The head of the Louisiana State Police called it the most disturbing thing he's seen: a 6-year-old autistic boy's lifeless body, strapped into the front seat of a car riddled with bullets fired by two law enforcement officers.
An Alexandria man pleaded guilty Monday to manslaughter in the 2013 drug-related shooting death of a 32-year-old Baton Rouge man and was sentenced to 24 years in prison.
A Baton Rouge state judge on Monday reluctantly upheld a 1976 Louisiana law that prohibits roughly 71,000 felons on probation and parole from voting.
Sunday, March 12, 2017
A state judge in Baton Rouge is slated to rule Monday on the legality of a four-decades-old Louisiana law that bars felons on probation and parole from voting.
Hundreds of Avoyelles Parish residents, jury summonses in hand, will begin gathering Monday morning in the parish courthouse in Marksville for the second-degree murder trial of Derrick Stafford, the first of the two former deputy city marshals cha…
Friday, March 10, 2017
The state and its Department of Transportation and Development were hit Friday with a second lawsuit alleging that construction of Interstate 12 worsened flooding in August — this time, in Tangipahoa Parish.
A former assistant district attorney for the East Baton Rouge District Attorney's Office is accused of busting into his estranged wife's house on Saturday, assaulting her and a man inside before hurling a cinder block through a window of her van a…
State District Judge Trudy White, who returned to the bench in February following an unexplained three-month hiatus, has apologized to her colleagues and the public for appearing in a video during her 2014 re-election campaign with a man in an ora…
A Baton Rouge woman whose second-degree murder trial in the 2014 beating death of her 2-year-old daughter was scrubbed this week due to her attorney's medical issues now will stand trial June 26.
Thursday, March 09, 2017
A settlement has been reached in a federal lawsuit that accuses Louisiana regulators of harassing and discriminating against a group of Vietnamese-American nail salon owners.
A grand jury decided Thursday morning not to indict 23-year-old Crystal Kinchen, a mother who was arrested by Baton Rouge police in November after her toddler son accidentally shot her one-year-old daughter.
Wednesday, March 08, 2017
A federal judge has raised serious questions about the April 2014 arrest of Baton Rouge lawyer Joel Porter, who only three months earlier had sued a cold-case homicide detective investigating the unsolved 1985 stabbing death of Porter's wife.
An Ethel businessman has pleaded guilty to stealing up to $9.5 million over a seven-year period in an investment fraud scheme, U.S. Attorney Walt Green reported Wednesday.
Tuesday, March 07, 2017
The daughter of an 82-year-old Baton Rouge woman who died in 2014 from a blood infection caused by severely infected bedsores will stand trial Aug. 28 on a manslaughter charge.
The judge presiding over the "Big Money Block Boyz" case refused Tuesday to throw out gun and drug evidence seized after several alleged members of the Gardere-area street gang were detained following a February 2014 traffic stop in Baton Rouge.
Monday, March 06, 2017
A state judge who reduced a jury's unanimous murder verdict to negligent homicide, only to be reversed by an appeals court, has set a new sentencing date for the Baton Rouge man convicted in the 2013 shooting death his brother-in-law.
Sunday, March 05, 2017
East Baton Rouge Parish is proposing to offer roughly $27,000 to settle a lawsuit by the family of a 25-year-old diabetic man who died in Parish Prison two days after being booked on a shoplifting count.
Friday, March 03, 2017
A judge declined Friday to toss out key cellphone evidence in the alleged murder-for-hire case against Baton Rouge automobile dealer Hamid Ghassemi and three other men accused in the 2015 slaying of Ghassemi's ex-wife.
When former "Sons of Guns" reality TV personality Will Hayden goes on trial on rape charges next month in East Baton Rouge Parish, the jury will be allowed to hear about other alleged instances of sexual abuse that occurred inside and outside of t…
Wednesday, March 01, 2017
A Baton Rouge man was sentenced to life in prison Wednesday in the 2014 beating death of his 5-year-old son, a boy described by his grieving uncle as a "bright shining star" extinguished far too early.
Monday, February 27, 2017
East Baton Rouge Parish Clerk of Court Doug Welborn has issued a blanket denial of allegations made by a former longtime Clerk's Office employee who claims workers had to chip in cash for Welborn's birthday and Christmas presents.
Friday, February 24, 2017
Aramis Jackson shot and killed Alexandra Engler during a fatal 2010 home invasion at the 42-year-old single mother's Beauregard Town residence, but her then-9-year-old daughter who was shot multiple times in the attack and still managed to make a …
A former daycare owner was sentenced to two years in prison during an emotionally-charged hearing Friday in the 2015 death of a 22-month-old girl left unattended on a hot summer day in a van across the street from the unlicensed north Baton Rouge …
A Walker man and his 19-year-old fiancee were given a July 24 trial date Friday in the fatal 2015 stabbing and strangling of her convicted molester.
Thursday, February 23, 2017
A Houston-based company was ordered to pay $9.5 million in fines for falsely reporting that its workers had inspected offshore facilities in the Gulf of Mexico and for its role in an explosion off the coast of Grand Isle in 2012 that killed three …