A St. Charles Parish grand jury recently handed up charges of second-degree murder and armed robbery against the Luling man suspected of fatally shooting Metairie resident Ryan Dubuc last month.
Tuesday, February 21, 2017
Jefferson Parish authorities have jailed the father of a 10-month-old boy slain late last year in an apparent bid to get him to testify in grand jury proceedings for his baby's accused killer.
James Darby was sentenced to life in prison Tuesday for fatally shooting a Jefferson Parish Sheriff's Office sergeant as she sat in her car outside her Terrytown condominium in 2015.
Monday, February 20, 2017
The brakes on the bus at the center of a crash that killed three people and injured dozens of others on Interstate 10 in LaPlace last summer were in working order at the time of the wreck, despite the unlicensed driver's claims to the contrary, ac…
Saturday, February 18, 2017
It took a jury just over a half-hour Saturday to find James Darby guilty of second-degree murder for shooting and killing Jefferson Parish Sheriff's Office Sgt. Tracey Marshall in the parking lot of her Terrytown condominium in December 2015.
Friday, February 17, 2017
The fallout continued Friday from the U.S. Justice Department's year-old investigation into misconduct within a New Orleans-based federal drug task force, with prosecutors agreeing to dismiss weapons charges against a north shore drug dealer who a…
Thursday, February 16, 2017
The forces of police reform were strong in 2012, when the New Orleans Police Department signed a wide-reaching agreement with the federal government to correct the department's sometimes brutal and slipshod ways.
The former chief deputy of the Orleans Parish Sheriff's Office avoided prison time Thursday, instead receiving three years of probation for defrauding local businesses that hired off-duty deputies to work security at special events.
Thursday, February 16, 2017
After spending three days in the Gretna jail for failing to pay nearly $400,000 in child support and alimony owed to his ex-wife, former Saints wide receiver Robert Meachem coughed up $100,000 on Thursday to secure his release.
A high-ranking official at the State Penitentiary at Angola has pleaded guilty to a federal charge of wire fraud in connection with the theft or misuse of as much as $160,000 from a fund meant to improve recreational opportunities for prison emplo…
A state judge on Thursday granted a protective order shielding from public view all evidence in the case against the man accused of killing former local prep football star and NFL player Joe McKnight in an apparent road-rage incident last year.
Wednesday, February 15, 2017
The 12 jurors in the "39'ers" gang racketeering trial went home Wednesday evening without a verdict after two days of deliberations, and they won't be returning to the New Orleans federal courthouse until Tuesday.
JACKSON, Miss. — A federal judge has sentenced a Texas man to the maximum term of five years in prison for his role in bribing Mississippi's former corrections commissioner. The same man also did business for years with Louisiana's corrections dep…
The man whose lawsuit has blocked redevelopment of the old World Trade Center building in New Orleans was dealt another setback Wednesday when an appellate court ruled against him.
Wednesday, February 15, 2017
In a setback for New Orleans law enforcement agencies, a magistrate judge Wednesday lowered the bail and reduced the charges against two men jailed in connection with a Nov. 27 shooting incident on Bourbon Street that left nine people wounded and …
A judge has barred attorneys for Joshua Every and his three co-defendants from making copies of gruesome surveillance video and crime scene photos without first getting permission from prosecutors. He also ruled their clients, who are accused in t…
Tuesday, February 14, 2017
Former north shore District Attorney Walter Reed, who is scheduled to be sentenced next month on corruption charges, has asked a federal judge to allow him to remain free on bail while he appeals his conviction.
A St. Charles Parish jury on Tuesday found a 60-year-old man guilty of attempted first-degree murder in the April 16, 2015, shooting of a St. Charles Sheriff's Office deputy.
Former Saints player Robert Meachem began serving a 30-day jail sentence Monday, having failed to pay nearly $400,000 in child support and alimony owed to his ex-wife.
Monday, February 13, 2017
The credibility of five witnesses who collectively have admitted to murdering dozens of people on the streets of New Orleans took center stage Monday during closing arguments in the federal racketeering trial of 10 of their alleged cohorts.
Friday, February 10, 2017
In the latest ripple effect from a spiraling probe into corruption inside a federal drug task force, federal prosecutors this week dropped drug and gun charges against a man who had already pleaded guilty, court records show.
An Orleans Parish jury acquitted a 19-year-old New Orleans man late Thursday in a 2014 shooting in the Lower 9th Ward, despite the testimony of the defendant's father, who claimed his son admitted the shooting to him when they found themselves tog…
His withered body propped up on a medical bed, a paraplegic shooting victim took square aim at the federal government’s star witness as the victim testified remotely this week during the federal court trial of 10 accused "39'ers" gang members.
Thursday, February 09, 2017
A New Orleans man pleaded guilty this week to repeatedly burglarizing Jesuit High School's athletic stadium in Metairie as well as two nearby businesses beginning in the summer of 2015.
An Orleans Parish magistrate commissioner on Thursday cut in half the bail for a 26-year-old man suspected of spray-painting a streetcar last week with the ubiquitous "Reznor" graffiti tag that has appeared on buildings, railroad cars and warehous…
Jefferson Parish prosecutors have filed a slew of attempted murder charges against a Kenner man accused of abducting a woman in Lacombe before getting into a 40-mile chase with police that ended in a gun battle in which officers fired hundreds of …
A Bridge City man convicted last month of sexually abusing a young girl from about 2010 to 2015 received a 60-year prison sentence Thursday.
An Orleans Parish judge on Thursday refused a request by a defendant awaiting trial in a murder case that the judge rule that Louisiana's century-old provision allowing non-unanimous jury verdicts is unconstitutional.
A 2012 U.S. Supreme Court decision that barred automatic life prison terms for juvenile killers has left a backlog of convicts in Louisiana who are now entitled to elaborate sentencing hearings before a judge can hand them life sentences with no p…
Wednesday, February 08, 2017
A former Jefferson Parish resident faces spending the rest of his life in prison after being convicted Tuesday night of raping a girl on her 10th birthday five years ago, Jefferson Parish District Attorney Paul Connick’s office said.
When news broke Tuesday that Messy Mya's sister had sued over Beyoncé's sampling of the late New Orleans bounce rapper's work, many questioned whether the case would be weakened because the songs in question weren't registered with the U.S. Copyri…
Prosecutors trying the man accused of stabbing to death a manager at the Raising Cane’s restaurant in Kenner last year are trying to curb access to certain evidence, citing concern that grisly photos from the autopsy and crime scene could end up o…
Tuesday, February 07, 2017
A public defender has asked an Orleans Parish judge to strike down the provision of the Louisiana constitution that allows for less than unanimous jury verdicts in most felony cases, arguing in an unusual hearing that the state's system is rooted …
The sister of Messy Mya — a well-known New Orleans bounce rapper who was fatally shot in 2010 — is suing superstar Beyoncé, who included a Messy Mya cameo on her Grammy-nominated single "Formation" last year.
Baton Rouge lawyer and former state liquor lobbyist Christopher Young, who claims federal child porn charges filed against him last year are the product of a "selective and vindictive" prosecution, has failed to persuade a federal judge to discard…
Monday, February 06, 2017
A group of nonprofit and private law firms filed a lawsuit Monday seeking a court-appointed monitor to oversee Louisiana's troubled public defense system for poor people accused of crimes. The suit describes the system as woefully lacking in money…
The girlfriend and son of a man fatally shot by Jefferson Parish Sheriff’s Office deputies in New Orleans last year have filed a civil lawsuit against the deputies and Sheriff Newell Normand.
Ronald Gasser, the man charged with second-degree murder in the fatal shooting of former NFL player Joe McKnight, pleaded not guilty in court Monday.
Friday, February 03, 2017
New Orleans Saints and Pelicans owner Tom Benson on Friday finalized an agreement settling a lawsuit he filed almost two years ago against the officials overseeing a group of trust funds benefiting his estranged relatives.
Thursday, February 02, 2017
A previously announced settlement in the federal lawsuit pitting Saints and Pelicans owner Tom Benson against the officials overseeing a group of trust funds benefiting his estranged relatives has not been finalized; and if a trial scheduled to be…
The owners of Metairie's Clearview Mall have reached an agreement in principle to resolve a lawsuit filed against them more than a year ago by one of the mall's anchor stores, the national retailer Bed Bath & Beyond.
A recent investigative audit that said several employees of the Louisiana State Penitentiary at Angola — including longtime former warden Burl Cain — might have committed crimes has become a bit of a hot potato.
The man behind the controversial road-rage shooting that claimed the life of former NFL player Joe McKnight and sparked protests over the handling of the investigation was indicted Thursday on a charge of second-degree murder.
Orleans Parish District Attorney Leon Cannizzaro's office dropped felony charges Thursday against a former Sheriff's Office deputy who was accused of helping gang members carry out a stabbing inside the city's jail in 2014.
Wednesday, February 01, 2017
Federal prosecutors fought hard to get a lenient sentence for Frank Fradella, saying that without the help of the crooked Covington businessman, they might never have been able to bring down their primary target, former New Orleans Mayor Ray Nagin.