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.
Friday, July 21, 2017
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…
Thursday, July 20, 2017
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.
Wednesday, July 19, 2017
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.
Tuesday, July 18, 2017
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.
Monday, July 17, 2017
A Walker man charged in the alleged murder-for-hire of Baton Rouge automobile dealer Hamid Ghassemi's ex-wife in 2015 is asking to be tried separately from his three co-defendants.
Sunday, July 16, 2017
In 2014, Thayer Green faced life in prison without parole when he was sentenced as a habitual offender for a non-fatal home invasion, second-degree battery and simple robbery of the mother of his child. Green was 17 at the time of the crime.
Friday, July 14, 2017
A vacant Baton Rouge City Court seat attracted a half-dozen contenders by the end of the three-day qualifying period Friday for the Oct. 14 election, while an open seat on the East Baton Rouge Parish School Board lured three candidates.
A Baton Rouge man was convicted Friday of various drug-related crimes, as well as illegally possessing a firearm in connection with those crimes, Acting U.S. Attorney Corey Amundson said.
A Baton Rouge man who accidentally shot the driver of a sport utility vehicle while riding in the back seat in 2014 has been convicted of negligent homicide.
Friday, July 14, 2017
A Baton Rouge man charged with possessing explosives scored a major victory this week when a federal judge ruled that police officers' entry into a mobile home without a warrant was unlawful, as was their seizure of the explosive devices found inside.
Thursday, July 13, 2017
State District Judge Trudy White, who drew the ire of James "Mucci" Stockton's family in 2015 when she reduced his killer's unanimous second-degree murder verdict to negligent homicide, offended the family again Thursday when she reluctantly — wit…
A Baton Rouge state judge rejected a convicted child rapist's request for a new trial Thursday but allowed him to continue to remain free on bail until she sentences him Aug. 9 to a mandatory term of life behind bars.
Wednesday, July 12, 2017
A 28-year-old Baton Rouge man was charged Wednesday with fatally shooting a man and injuring the victim's fiancee in front of their three children on Lorraine Street in March.
The first day of qualifying for seats on the Baton Rouge City Court, East Baton Rouge Parish School Board, House District 58 and positions in Livingston Parish drew a number of candidates Wednesday.
Already serving life in prison for raping two preteen girls in East Baton Rouge Parish, former "Sons of Guns" reality TV personality Will Hayden pleaded no contest Wednesday to additional sex crimes charges in Livingston Parish and received anothe…
Tuesday, July 11, 2017
NEW ROADS — A state district court judge on Tuesday denied all but one pretrial motion filed by defense attorneys for New Roads Mayor Robert Myer, who's facing multiple counts of malfeasance in office and abuse of power for alleged misuse of a cit…
An Ascension Parish heroin trafficker pleaded guilty Tuesday to federal drug and gun charges stemming from a large-scale heroin trafficking network based in Ascension and Houston, Acting U.S. Attorney Corey Amundson announced.
Reggie's bar in Tigerland, cited last month for allowing underage patrons into the popular hangout near LSU's campus, planned to close its doors Tuesday and Wednesday after a Baton Rouge judge earlier Tuesday allowed the suspension of the bar's st…
Retired Judge Edward "Jimmy" Gaidry has been named to fill on an interim basis the seat on the 18th Judicial District Court left vacant by the retirement of former Judge Robin Free.
Monday, July 10, 2017
Two of the three defendants accused in the fatal 2015 shooting of a Honduran immigrant during an armed robbery in Baton Rouge pleaded guilty Monday to conspiracy charges.
A grand jury declined to indict a pair of suspects in the 2014 slaying of 23-year-old Nicholas Brumfield at the Greenwell Springs auto shop where he worked.
A lawsuit by 14 Louisiana residents seeking to remove Education Superintendent John White from office was thrown out Monday by a state judge in Baton Rouge.
Sunday, July 09, 2017
Eighteen years after a Gonzales teenager was beaten to death during a brawl at a Highland Road Park and 16 years after a jury convicted two Baton Rouge men of his murder, one of those men is still fighting for a new trial.
Friday, July 07, 2017
Jace Crehan will stand trial in December in the fatal July 2015 stabbing and strangling of a Zachary man who had pleaded "no contest" 13 days earlier to molesting Crehan's girlfriend when she was a child, a Baton Rouge judge decided Friday.
Thursday, July 06, 2017
An armed felon who tailgated an East Baton Rouge Parish sheriff's patrol vehicle a day after a Baton Rouge police officer fatally shot Alton Sterling last July was sentenced to three years in federal prison Thursday.
NAPOLEONVILLE — A Donaldsonville man convicted in a 2014 fatal shooting during a struggle for a handgun outside a Paincourtville bar has been sentenced to 15 years in prison after the victim's family asked for leniency, prosecutors in Assumption P…
In a rare public comment, a former Brookstown Middle Magnet School assistant principal accused in the June 2016 shooting death of a pregnant colleague and the killing of her unborn child he fathered told reporters Thursday that he "had nothing to …
Baton Rouge rapper Webster "Webbie" Gradney Jr.'s bail was set at $34,000 Thursday, a day after he allegedly beat his girlfriend during a fight at a local hotel and fractured her nose.
Wednesday, July 05, 2017
It's Gordon McKernan's "G Guarantee" versus fellow Baton Rouge personal injury lawyer E. Eric Guirard's "E Guarantee" in a lawsuit that involves a mocking "big rig" television ad and claims of trademark infringement.
Tuesday, July 04, 2017
For the past year, the U.S. Justice Department has grappled with the fallout from a New Orleans-based narcotics task force accused of peddling painkillers, threatening confidential informants and swiping cash during drug raids.
Monday, July 03, 2017
Two former Baton Rouge policemen fired in 2014 after their indictment on abuse of office charges but acquitted by a jury earlier this year won't get their jobs back, the city's civil service board has ruled.
Friday, June 30, 2017
Louisiana's high court has agreed with an East Baton Rouge Parish jury's finding that a former longtime University of Louisiana at Lafayette Police Department employee was discriminated against because of his age.
Walt Green, who resigned in March as the top federal prosecutor in the Baton Rouge area and retired from the U.S. Department of Justice, wasn't without a job for very long.
Thursday, June 29, 2017
Two Baton Rouge men have been charged in the Dec. 21 shooting death of a 28-year-old father of four at a trailer park on Victoria Drive.
A Baton Rouge felon suspected in six killings in the city dating back to 2009, including a triple homicide two years ago, was sentenced to 12 years in state prison after pleading guilty this week in the 2015 shooting and wounding of a man.
Wednesday, June 28, 2017
A Pierre Part woman pleaded guilty this week to vehicular homicide and two counts of vehicular negligent injuring in a fatal car crash in Assumption Parish last year that took the life of a Paincourtville woman, a spokesman for the 23rd Judicial D…
The trial of a 20-year-old man accused in the May 2016 robbery and slaying of East Feliciana Parish School Board member Broderick Brooks in north Baton Rouge has been pushed back to August.
Tuesday, June 27, 2017
A day after the mother of his child pleaded guilty to manslaughter and agreed to testify against him, a prosecutor Tuesday rejected a Walker man's offer to plead guilty to the same charge in the fatal 2015 stabbing and strangling of her convicted …
Monday, June 26, 2017
It appears state District Judge J. Robin Free will continue his job with Iberville Parish government following his impending retirement from the bench.
A 19-year-old woman admitted Monday that she helped kill her convicted molester two years ago in Zachary, agreeing to plead guilty to manslaughter and testify against her alleged co-conspirator and then-fiancé.
Friday, June 23, 2017
A 20-year-old Baton Rouge man was indicted in a pair of fatal February shootings and a nonfatal shooting during an armed robbery in January.
The parents of an overweight 16-year-old boy are blaming the Louisiana National Guard Youth Challenge Program, which includes military-style physical training, for the death of their son last summer.