The criminal case against former prison warden Nate Cain and his ex-wife will move forward after a federal judge denied their request to suppress evidence key to their indictments for improper purchases on the Avoyelles prison's dime.
Monday, June 18, 2018
A judge in Livingston Parish sentenced a Denham Springs woman to 22 years in prison for causing a crash that killed a Watson man in 2016, said Matthew Belser, an assistant district attorney for the 21st Judicial District.
A Baton Rouge woman sentenced to 40 years in the horrific 2014 bedsore-related death of her 82-year-old mother is asking a state judge to reduce her prison term.
Sunday, June 17, 2018
A civil suit brought by two former LSU Dental School students who say they were unfairly kicked out of the New Orleans school is set to begin Monday in a Baton Rouge courtroom.
Friday, June 15, 2018
GONZALES — A state judge sentenced a Livingston Parish man to five years in prison after he admitted to taking a car on a test drive that was for sale but never returning it, prosecutors said Friday.
A Connecticut man was sentenced in Baton Rouge to 10 years in federal prison for his leadership role in a nationwide scheme involving hundreds of stolen identities and millions of dollars in counterfeit checks, U.S. Attorney Brandon Fremin announc…
Friday, June 15, 2018
A grand jury heard evidence this week but took no action against an all-state javelin thrower from Baton Rouge who was accused last summer of raping a classmate twice at a party after their high school prom.
Thursday, June 14, 2018
A 39-year-old man described as an "enforcer" in a violent drug trafficking organization that brought hundreds of pounds of cocaine from Houston to the Baton Rouge area was sentenced to 30 years in federal prison Thursday.
A Baton Rouge woman testified Thursday in the state's lawsuit against a local body shop that her wrecked car was held for "ransom" after she had it towed there in March but then decided against having the shop do the repairs.
Wednesday, June 13, 2018
A Slaughter woman accused in the fatal 2015 poisoning of her boyfriend and whose husband's 2016 death remains under investigation was ordered held without bail Wednesday by a Baton Rouge judge, at least for now.
Tuesday, June 12, 2018
A lawsuit challenging Louisiana's public defense system should be deemed a class action because tens of thousands of poor people accused of crimes are at risk in the troubled system that lacks money and oversight, a Baton Rouge state judge was tol…
Monday, June 11, 2018
CONVENT — Prosecutors in St. James Parish are accusing a state district judge of bias in a malfeasance case against parish government's No. 2 administrator, Blaise Gravois, and want her thrown off the case.
Monday, June 11, 2018
A 26-year-old Baton Rouge man was sentenced to 40 years in prison after he pleaded guilty Monday to rape and kidnapping charges in a violent 2015 home invasion on Tams Drive.
Saturday, June 09, 2018
A Baton Rouge residential facility for the developmentally disabled is seeking the dismissal of a lawsuit that questions how a 35-year-old woman with Down syndrome died in August.
Every evening for months after her son was murdered, Cherie Walber walked along road ditches in her area, looking for some kind of clue.
Saturday, June 09, 2018
Two decades ago, 16-year-old Eric Walber — an Albany High School student and football player — was found slain off the side of a road in Tangipahoa Parish after making a pizza delivery.
Friday, June 08, 2018
The U.S. Attorney's Office in Baton Rouge soon will be beefing up its criminal and civil divisions to help combat violent crime and the opioid epidemic, and bolster civil enforcement.
A recent appeals court ruling that upheld the constitutionality of a 1976 Louisiana law barring felons on probation or parole from voting was appealed Friday to the state Supreme Court.
A Denham Springs woman has been charged by a Baton Rouge federal grand jury with theft of more than $30,000 in disaster assistance funds following the catastrophic August 2016 flooding in southeast Louisiana.
Thursday, June 07, 2018
A Gonzales man said to have trafficked hundreds of pounds of cocaine from Houston to the Baton Rouge metro area and elsewhere in 2013 was sentenced to life in prison Thursday for his leadership role in the violent drug distribution network.
Wednesday, June 06, 2018
NAPOLEONVILLE — A Belle Rose man will receive a 2½-year prison sentence later this month after his recent guilty plea to his role in a private gun sale that turned into a robbery.
PRAIRIEVILLE — Ascension Parish sheriff's deputies have arrested a Prairieville man they say they found using an electric grinder in the early morning darkness to cut open money boxes at a car wash and steal the cash they contained.
Tuesday, June 05, 2018
GONZALES — A homeowners association and three Ascension Parish residents known collectively as Concerned Citizens of Prairieville have asked a state district judge to halt the final step necessary to approve the 172-home Jamestown Crossing subdivision.
The U.S. Justice Department has reached a settlement with law enforcement authorities in Ville Platte intended to end their unconstitutional practice of jailing witnesses to coerce them into cooperating with the police.
A Baton Rouge man's confession in the 2014 killing of a retired LSU employee found buried in a tomato garden should be thrown out because he was under the influence of a drug that acts as a "truth serum," his attorneys claim.
Monday, June 04, 2018
Louisiana's highest court has affirmed a Baton Rouge man's convictions and sentences of life in prison plus 50 years for robbing a man and woman at gunpoint in a BREC park in 2013 and raping the woman.
Friday, June 01, 2018
A Baton Rouge man's convictions and sentences of life in prison plus 30 years in a fatal Spanish Town shooting in 2011 were affirmed Friday by a state appeals court.
Thursday, May 31, 2018
The judge who sentenced a Baton Rouge woman to 40 years in prison Thursday in the gruesome 2014 bedsore-related death of her 82-year-old mother said he’s seen his share of horrific cases in his more than 27 years on the bench.
Wednesday, May 30, 2018
A 16-year-old Baton Rouge boy was indicted Wednesday on second-degree murder and other charges in the April 28 slaying of a man during an armed robbery in the Gardere area.
Tuesday, May 29, 2018
A Baton Rouge man who was scheduled to stand trial Tuesday on murder and drug charges in the fatal 2015 heroin overdose of a 20-year-old man now will be tried Aug. 27.
Friday, May 25, 2018
The $13,000 bail that a Baton Rouge state judge set last month for a recently arrested convicted sex offender was hiked to $285,000 Friday by one of the judge’s colleagues after prosecutors balked at the initial amount.
Thursday, May 24, 2018
A Baton Rouge man was found guilty of manslaughter Thursday in the 2015 shooting death of a 21-year-old woman riding in the rear seat of a silver car that passed in front of a crowded house party.
GONZALES — A Baton Rouge man has been sentenced to 20 years in state prison after pleading guilty earlier this year to slamming into a stalled sport utility vehicle in Ascension Parish one night nearly four years ago and killing a then-recent high…
The trial of two men accused in the 2015 robbery, abduction and killing of an elderly Highland Road couple was pushed back to Oct. 1 on Thursday.
Wednesday, May 23, 2018
A Baton Rouge man told detectives it was a "mistake" that a 21-year-old woman riding in a silver car on East Upland Avenue was killed by one of the many shots he fired at a black car on Father's Day 2015, a jury heard Wednesday.
Attorneys for the state and Dale Dwayne Craig are squabbling over whether the Baton Rouge man convicted in the 1992 execution-style slaying of an LSU freshman is entitled to state funding for mental health experts in preparation for his court-mand…
Tuesday, May 22, 2018
CONVENT — Prosecutors in St. James Parish plan to seek up to an 80-year state prison sentence for a St. Charles Parish man recently convicted in a 2016 convenience store robbery in which he made off with $89.
GONZALES — An Ascension Parish man faces more than two decades in state prison after pleading guilty to vehicular homicide and another charge in a 2017 crash that killed a 6-year-old Paulina girl, prosecutors said Tuesday.
A Baton Rouge woman testified Tuesday she was driving past a crowded house party in Glen Oaks in June 2015, with her cousin in the front seat and close friend DonLisha Patterson in the back, when kids started scattering and shots rang out, pepperi…
Sunday, May 20, 2018
The grand jury that indicted a former LSU student on negligent homicide and three others on hazing in the September alcohol-related death of freshman fraternity pledge Maxwell Gruver heard inconsistent testimony from witnesses, a prosecutor has di…
Saturday, May 19, 2018
Nearly a decade ago, authorities in St. Tammany Parish charged a reclusive doughnut cutter with more than a dozen felony counts of possessing child pornography.
Friday, May 18, 2018
A Baton Rouge man was convicted Friday in the 2007 shooting and burning deaths of two men whose charred bodies were found inside a burning car behind the Mississippi River levee in Port Allen.
Thursday, May 17, 2018
A former Shaw Group employee and two other Louisiana residents were convicted Thursday of insider trading in connection with Baton Rouge-based Shaw's $3 billion acquisition by Chicago Bridge & Iron Co. in 2012.
A Baton Rouge judge has ordered the arrest of the convicted sex offender who missed two court dates after trying to kill himself last week following his April 30 sex-crime related arrest.
Wednesday, May 16, 2018
David "Bam" Williams shot two men outside a Baton Rouge apartment complex, drove off in their SUV with their bodies still inside, pumped gasoline into the vehicle's interior and set it on fire in Port Allen in 2007, witnesses testified Wednesday a…
An East Baton Rouge Parish landowner wants Ascension and Iberville parishes to compensate him for losses he says he incurred as a result of emergency steps taken in August 2016 to alleviate flooding in the Spanish Lake area.
The defense attorney for indicted former narcotics agent Chad Scott told a federal magistrate Wednesday that he remains "completely in the dark" about several of the charges against Scott. He called on the U.S. Justice Department to offer more det…
A convicted sex offender who tried to take his own life May 8, the same day he was scheduled to appear in court on a new sex crime arrest, remains hospitalized but is doing well physically, one of his attorneys said Wednesday.
Monday, May 14, 2018
Attorneys for two men who pleaded guilty last year to manslaughter in a 2015 killing in Baton Rouge say they should be allowed to withdraw their pleas after prosecutors dismissed all charges against the suspected triggerman.