A 25-year-old Zachary man accused of sexually assaulting a 5-year-old girl in 2014 will be tried again, East Baton Rouge Parish District Attorney Hillar Moore III said Friday.
Friday, May 26, 2017
A Zachary man has been sentenced to 30 years in federal prison for distributing child pornography and transferring obscene material to a minor, Acting U.S. Attorney Corey Amundson announced Friday.
Thursday, May 25, 2017
A 20-year-old Prairieville man was unanimously convicted Thursday of armed robbery with a firearm in the 2013 drug-related shooting death of a man in his Baton Rouge apartment.
Wednesday, May 24, 2017
A 24-year-old St. Gabriel man was sentenced to 15 years in prison Wednesday in the May 2014 drug-related killing of two Baton Rouge men at a Baton Rouge apartment.
Tuesday, May 23, 2017
A Baton Rouge man accused of using an online student loan tool last year in an unsuccessful attempt to obtain then-presidential candidate Donald Trump's tax records was a Louisiana-licensed private investigator from 2008 to 2015, the state Board o…
A well-known Baton Rouge teen rapper was released from Parish Prison pending sentencing Monday after he pleaded guilty to aggravated assault with a firearm after he was connected to a high-profile November drive-by shooting on Kentucky Street.
Monday, May 22, 2017
GONZALES — Invoking Louisiana's stand-your-ground law, a Donaldsonville man and Vietnam War veteran accused in a nearly three-year-old shooting was acquitted of a felony aggravated assault with a firearm charge after a one-day trial.
A Baton Rouge man charged with possessing explosives testified in federal court Monday that he did not lie to police about whether there were guns in his FEMA trailer or how many occupants were inside before they entered the mobile home without a …
Saturday, May 20, 2017
One of Louisiana's three remaining abortion clinics is blaming a 2015 rewrite of the state's abortion facility regulations for the dwindling number of such clinics in the state.
Saturday, May 20, 2017
Four decades ago, the U.S. Justice Department issued an unequivocal warning to some three dozen Louisiana cities: Diversify your police and fire departments or risk losing federal funding.
Friday, May 19, 2017
A convicted rapist who absconded from a Baton Rouge halfway house last year was sentenced this week to more than six years in federal prison, acting U.S. Attorney Corey Amundson said Friday.
A Baton Rouge man accused of possessing makeshift explosive devices claims a February police search of his trailer was unlawful, and he's asking a federal judge to bar prosecutors from using any evidence seized during the search at his trial.
Thursday, May 18, 2017
A New Orleans man has admitted to trafficking a 15-year-old girl for sex by transporting her from Baton Rouge to the Crescent City and back to the capital city, Acting U.S. Attorney Corey Amundson reported Thursday.
Wednesday, May 17, 2017
A Zachary man accused of beating his ex-girlfriend's father to death on New Year's Eve and setting the deceased man's home on fire to destroy evidence was indicted Wednesday on a second-degree murder charge.
A top East Baton Rouge Parish prosecutor was released from a hospital late Wednesday afternoon after suffering a medical emergency a day earlier during jury selection in the trial of a man accused of crimes ranging from armed robbery to kidnapping…
Tuesday, May 16, 2017
A Baton Rouge man accused of fatally shooting a 24-year--old woman outside her Louisiana Avenue home in May 2015 and abducting her 2-year-old daughter will stand trial in November, a state judge decided Tuesday.
Monday, May 15, 2017
LIVINGSTON — A French Settlement man who was shot four times by Livingston Parish sheriff's deputies in 2015 pleaded no contest Monday to misdemeanor aggravated assault.
Jury selection got underway Monday in the trial of a Baton Rouge man accused of committing a rash of armed robberies, abducting and sexually assaulting two women, and trying to kill a witness to one of the robberies during a 3 1/2-hour stretch dur…
The last member of a Gulf Coast drug trafficking ring arrested in Baton Rouge in 2015 while driving from Texas to Florida with cocaine has been sentenced to 7 1/2 years in federal prison, Acting U.S. Attorney Corey Amundson reported Monday.
Sunday, May 14, 2017
When LSU pre-med student and Olive Garden employee Aaron Arnold was murdered outside the Siegen Lane restaurant in 2006, Shannon Dupre lost more than her 21-year-old brother.
Friday, May 12, 2017
After his son pleaded guilty to manslaughter in 2015, a Baton Rouge father was acquitted Friday in the 2013 beating death of a 60-year-old man on Ozark Street.
East Baton Rouge District Attorney Hillar Moore III will be spending more than a week in the Guantanamo Bay U.S. Military base as a legal observer during hearings in the case against conspirators and participants in the September 11, 2001, terrori…
A 46-year-old Baton Rouge man described as a monster by a prosecutor was convicted Friday of trafficking a 17-year-old girl and a 20-year-old woman for prostitution.
Thursday, May 11, 2017
A 29-year-old Baton Rouge man was convicted of manslaughter Thursday in the December 2014 shooting death of a man on George O'Neal Road.
Convicted rapist and ex-"Sons of Guns" reality TV personality Will Hayden was sentenced Thursday to life in prison, plus 40 years, for sexually assaulting two preteen girls in East Baton Rouge Parish, one in the early 1990s and the other several y…
Wednesday, May 10, 2017
A 19-year-old Baton Rouge woman and a 22-year-old man were indicted Thursday in a fatal armed robbery at an Airline Highway motel in February.
Tuesday, May 09, 2017
A week after Baton Rouge police said Joel Porter is not under investigation in the 1985 stabbing death of his wife, the local lawyer has dropped his lawsuit against a detective who stated in a 2014 affidavit that Porter had always been a suspect i…
Another alleged associate of the violent Gardere-area "Big Money Block Boyz" street gang has pleaded guilty, leaving state charges against only five of the original 19 defendants indicted by an East Baton Rouge Parish grand jury in early 2014.
Monday, May 08, 2017
A New Orleans woman's lawsuit challenging the amount of money she had to pay the state to reinstate her driver's license after her auto insurance lapsed can move forward, a judge in Baton Rouge ruled Monday.
Saturday, May 06, 2017
With his handgun drawn, Baton Rouge policeman Blane Salamoni first approached Alton Sterling outside the Triple S Food Mart on July 5 and pointed the weapon at Sterling, yelling at the burly 37-year-old man he'd shoot him in the head if he didn't …
Friday, May 05, 2017
An alleged member of the violent Gardere-area "Big Money Block Boyz" street gang pleaded guilty Friday to murder-conspiracy and firearms charges and was sentenced to 20 years in state prison.
Thursday, May 04, 2017
A 21-year-old Baton Rouge man was accused by a grand jury Thursday of abducting a female LSU student from the campus in March and raping her at an off-campus location.
The case of a New Roads businessman convicted of money laundering by a unanimous jury in 2013, then acquitted five months later by the trial judge, is headed back to a state appeals court courtesy of Louisiana's highest court.
Wednesday, May 03, 2017
The firm that built a more than 3-mile section of a concrete Interstate 12 median barrier from Juban Crossing to La. 447 in Walker claims it is not legally responsible for the August flooding that swamped that area of Livingston Parish.
Tuesday, May 02, 2017
LIVINGSTON – A Greenwell Springs man accused of brutally stabbing a 17-year-old in the face with a screwdriver in 2015 told a Livingston Parish judge Monday that he would plead guilty to a reduced charge of second-degree battery if he could be sen…
More than a year after a jury awarded a Baton Rouge landman $750,000 in an alleged whistleblower case against the Louisiana Department of Natural Resources, an appeals court has reversed the verdict and ruled in the state agency's favor.
Monday, May 01, 2017
The first trial of a reputed "Big Money Block Boyz" gang member was supposed to begin Monday in Baton Rouge state court, but with the U.S. Justice Department's decision on the fatal police shooting of Alton Sterling anticipated this week, a visiti…
Thursday, April 27, 2017
Wednesday, April 26, 2017
A 49-year-old Baton Rouge man facing a mandatory life prison term following his conviction last week in the 2012 rape of a 9-year-old girl has been allowed to remain free on $10,000 bail until his July 11 sentencing.
The hanging death of a 19-year-old man last April at the state mental hospital in Jackson has prompted a lawsuit by the man's mother, who claims hospital staff failed to provide adequate suicide prevention measures for her son.
Condemned killer Anthony Bell's bid for a new trial in the 2006 shooting deaths of his estranged wife and four of her relatives in Baton Rouge has been rejected by the Louisiana Supreme Court.
Tuesday, April 25, 2017
Derrick Bland, whose unanimous second-degree murder conviction in the 2013 shooting death of his brother-in-law was reinstated by an appeals court last April after a Baton Rouge judge reduced it to negligent homicide, has failed to convince the st…
Monday, April 24, 2017
Through a stream of tears, Becky Wilson told a courtroom how the 1963 killing of her father — East Baton Rouge sheriff's deputy Charles Hurt — shattered her tranquil childhood and rocked the lives of her family for decades.
Sunday, April 23, 2017
A pair of teenagers walked up to a security guard in a New Orleans East apartment complex on a September night in 2010, scheming to rob him of his weapon.
Saturday, April 22, 2017
A nonprofit legal aid group is trying to re-open the books on a decades-old East Baton Rouge Parish rape conviction by tracking evidence for DNA testing.
Wednesday, April 19, 2017
Louisiana authorities are investigating allegations that a personal assistant financially exploited a federal judge whose alcoholism is so severe that a colleague asked a court to rule she cannot take care of herself.
A decade to the day from when an East Baton Rouge Parish jury convicted Anthony Johnson of second-degree murder in the fatal shooting of 22-year-old Daniel Magee, a district judge sentenced him for a second time to life in prison without possibili…