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.
Friday, June 23, 2017
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.
Thursday, June 22, 2017
A 21-year-old Baton Rouge man described by a prosecutor as a cold-blooded bully was convicted Thursday in the 2014 shooting death of a Honduran man during an armed robbery that went awry.
Thursday, June 22, 2017
LAFAYETTE — Lafayette authorities are wrapping up an investigation into claims of sexual assault lodged by two women against Tyrunn Walker, a New Iberia native and former defensive lineman for the New Orleans Saints.
The owner of a Baker cosmetology school and barber school was convicted of theft of government funds and other charges Thursday after misrepresenting students in order to receive Pell Grant funds, said U.S. Attorney Corey Amundson.
Until Thursday, the last time John Floyd enjoyed freedom was about 5 p.m. on a chilly Monday in January 1981.
Wednesday, June 21, 2017
A Baton Rouge man accused of threatening a local juvenile court judge with physical violence doesn't want the East Baton Rouge Parish District Attorney's Office prosecuting him.
Tuesday, June 20, 2017
A drug trafficker who sold large quantities of cocaine in the Baton Rouge area was sentenced Tuesday to 27 years in federal prison, Acting U.S. Attorney Corey Amundson reported.
A man accused of threatening East Baton Rouge Parish Juvenile Court Judge Adam Haney won't have his case heard by a district court judge who previously worked with Haney in the district attorney's office, a retired judge ruled Tuesday.
Monday, June 19, 2017
Longtime Baton Rouge City Court Judge Suzan Ponder confirmed Monday she's retiring June 30 but said her decision had nothing to do with the fact she recently interviewed for the post of U.S. attorney in Baton Rouge.
A Baton Rouge man sentenced to serve life without parole for the 1971 abduction and rape of a young Baton Rouge General Medical Center nurse will get the chance to argue that prosecutors withheld key police reports from his defense team about two …
Friday, June 16, 2017
A 23-year-old man pleaded guilty this week in the 2014 shooting death of his 16-year-old cousin in Old South Baton Rouge and was sentenced to 10 years in prison.
Friday, June 16, 2017
A Louisiana trooper's use of deadly force on an intoxicated Houston man during a 2004 traffic stop in Avoyelles Parish was appropriate, a unanimous East Baton Rouge Parish jury decided Friday.
Thursday, June 15, 2017
A 22-year-old Baton Rouge man was indicted Thursday in the November shooting death of a man following a fistfight in the Gardere area.
A convicted felon accused of hitting and killing a 12-year-old Baton Rouge boy during a high-speed police chase last month will be held without bail until his August trial on separate drug and gun charges stemming from a previous arrest, a state j…
Thursday, June 15, 2017
A 20-year-old Prairieville man was sentenced to 50 years in prison Thursday for his role in a fatal 2013 drug-related robbery-gone-bad at a Baton Rouge apartment complex.
A Baton Rouge man is under indictment in the Jan. 24 shooting death of a 22-year-old man at the Spires of Sherwood apartments on Old Hammond Highway.
A 30-year-old Baton Rouge man accused of fatally shooting one man outside a North Foster Drive bar in December and wounding another has been indicted by an East Baton Rouge Parish grand jury.
Wednesday, June 14, 2017
A Baton Rouge man out on bail on state drug and firearm charges when he allegedly struck and killed a 12-year-old boy May 31 while fleeing from police was indicted on new drug charges Wednesday by a federal grand jury.
A Baton Rouge police officer injured during an Alton Sterling-related protest last summer cannot sue Black Lives Matter or prominent Black Lives Matter activist DeRay Mckesson because Black Lives Matter is a "movement" and not an entity that can b…
Tuesday, June 13, 2017
Two civil rights groups said Tuesday they intend to appeal a Baton Rouge judge's upholding of a 4-decade-old Louisiana law that prohibits felons on probation and parole from voting.
Monday, June 12, 2017
An intoxicated Texas man fatally shot by a Louisiana trooper during a 2004 traffic stop displayed strange and bizarre behavior "not consistent with someone who wanted to live," an attorney for the trooper and the state told an East Baton Rouge Par…
A Baton Rouge contractor accused of defrauding victims of the August flooding in three parishes pleaded not guilty Monday in East Baton Rouge Parish to four counts of residential contractor fraud and one count of filing or maintaining false public…
Saturday, June 10, 2017
LAFAYETTE, La. (AP) — A Louisiana man has been sentenced to nearly three years in prison for sending threatening letters to the governor's office and other government agencies.
Friday, June 09, 2017
Edmond Kinler Jr., St. James Parish Clerk of Court for 45 years, announced this week he will be retiring from the elected post he has held since July 1, 1972.
Thursday, June 08, 2017
A transgender woman was beaten and repeatedly raped by a group of male inmates at the Tangipahoa Parish Prison last year while deputies ignored her cries for help and refused to house her apart from the jail's general population, according to a ne…
The war of words between LSU and a former tenured education professor fired by the university in 2015 is heating up in Baton Rouge federal court as a judge considers a civil rights lawsuit filed against the school.
A Baton Rouge man accused of instigating an April 2016 confrontation that preceded the fatal shooting of two female Southern University students near LSU has been given a Dec. 11 trial date.
Wednesday, June 07, 2017
A Baton Rouge federal judge refused Wednesday to throw out a local private investigator's statements last fall to federal agents in a hacking probe involving then-presidential candidate Donald Trump's unreleased tax returns.
A 50-year-old Mexican man accused of fatally shooting a Baton Rouge boy on his 16th birthday in March pleaded guilty Wednesday to federal gun and immigration charges stemming from that incident and apologized to the citizens of the United States f…
Tuesday, June 06, 2017
The U.S. Justice Department has dismissed double-murder charges in a grisly AK-47 attack investigated by Chad Scott, a veteran narcotics agent stripped of his gun and badge last year amid a federal investigation of misconduct within the New Orlean…
Saying the interrogation at a Baton Rouge hotel was far from a "friendly Kumbaya campfire singalong," an attorney for a local private investigator accused in a failed bid to obtain the tax returns of then-presidential candidate Donald Trump is onc…
Monday, June 05, 2017
For a week in May, East Baton Rouge District Attorney Hillar Moore III found himself watching court proceedings from an unfamiliar spot: A custom-built military courtroom atop an old tarmac at the Guantanamo Bay Naval Base in Cuba.
Saturday, June 03, 2017
SHREVEPORT — When he's not flying his four-seat RV-10 around the state, seeking the death penalty for yet another accused killer or lobbying the Louisiana Legislature to keep the practice of execution alive, Hugo Holland finds refuge in a cozy man…
Candy the chimpanzee may have died April 21 at Dixie Landin', but a 2015 lawsuit by animal rights advocates who sought to have her removed from the Baton Rouge amusement park lives on — at least for now.
Friday, June 02, 2017
A Baton Rouge man is under indictment in the New Year's Day shooting death of a 29-year-old woman at her Choctaw Lodge apartment on Mohican-Prescott Crossover.
Without any admission of fault or liability, LSU paid $110,000 to settle a lawsuit by former LSU Tiger Marching Band director Roy King, according to the settlement agreement released by the university Friday.
Thursday, June 01, 2017
Already under indictment in Ascension and Livingston parishes, jailed Baton Rouge contractor Matthew Morris was accused Thursday by an East Baton Rouge Parish grand jury of defrauding residents in the wake of August's unprecedented flooding.
Former Golden Band from Tigerland director Roy King, who was fired by LSU last year, said Thursday he's ready for the next chapter of his life now that he's settled his lawsuit against the university.
Wednesday, May 31, 2017
A Honduran national accused of abducting, raping and trying to kill a woman by slitting her throat and leaving her for dead was indicted Wednesday by an East Baton Rouge Parish grand jury.
Two weeks after a veteran prosecutor collapsed during jury selection and was hospitalized, a judge set a Sept. 25 trial date Wednesday for a Baton Rouge man accused of robbing several people, kidnapping and raping two women, and shooting a man in …
Tuesday, May 30, 2017
More than a dozen critics of Louisiana Education Superintendent John White asked a judge Tuesday to either require White to be reconfirmed by the state Senate by the June 8 end of the regular legislative session or declare his post vacant.
Monday, May 29, 2017
A 50-year-old man accused of being in the United States illegally when he allegedly shot and killed a Baton Rouge boy on his 16th birthday in March appears poised to plead guilty to federal charges.
Friday, May 26, 2017
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.
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.