Reginald Adams spent more than three decades in prison for the 1979 murder of a police officer's wife before the Orleans Parish District Attorney's Office set him free in 2014, citing misconduct by police and prosecutors.
Saturday, June 23, 2018
St. Tammany Parish President Pat Brister and her administration have been wrestling with looming budget woes since last year, when a pair of sales tax extensions for the jail and courthouse were defeated for a second time.
Friday, June 22, 2018
Despite earlier concerns over his physical and mental health, an Algiers white man charged with shooting at a group of black men in a racist attack a few days after Hurricane Katrina will stand trial in the fall, a federal judge has decided.
The ruling this month from U.S. District Judge Mary Ann Vial Lemmon came nearly four years after she had indefinitely postponed the trial of Roland Bourgeois Jr., now 55.
Friday, June 22, 2018
New Orleans police had probable cause to arrest two Marines and a Tulane University graduate accused of rape after a night of drinking with two women in the spring, a judge has decided.
Jason Adams, a local businessman who killed a young woman when he took her for a drunken, high-speed ride and crashed his Lamborghini into the Tchoupitoulas Street floodwall, is headed to prison.
Thursday, June 21, 2018
Thursday, June 21, 2018
A Picayune, Miss. man was sentenced to 18 years in prison Wednesday for vehicular homicide and third-degree feticide in a one-vehicle crash that killed his pregnant girlfriend, a spokeswoman for 22nd Judicial District Attorney Warren Montgomery said.
The Orleans Parish Sheriff’s Office arrested one of its lieutenants Thursday on allegations that he beat up a handcuffed defendant in plain view of co-workers and a bystander.
Four men were indicted Thursday in separate New Orleans murders, according to the Orleans Parish District Attorney's Office.
Wednesday, June 20, 2018
The Archdiocese of New Orleans has paid more than a half-million dollars to settle claims that a longtime deacon and teacher repeatedly raped an altar boy at Holy Rosary School in New Orleans more than three decades ago.
After a long vetting process, President Donald Trump on Wednesday nominated Peter Strasser, a partner at the Chaffe McCall law firm and a former longtime federal prosecutor, to be the next U.S. attorney for Louisiana’s Eastern District.
WASHINGTON — Louisiana Supreme Court Associate Justice Greg Guidry is the White House's choice to fill a vacant federal judgeship in the United States Court for the Eastern District of Louisiana, two sources with knowledge of the appointment proce…
Wednesday, June 20, 2018
The 78-year-old man accused of fatally shooting Metairie towing company operator Lee “Big Lee” Martin will have to wait at least another two weeks to find out if he can bond out of jail.
Tuesday, June 19, 2018
A legal advocacy group filed an ethics complaint this week against four Louisiana district attorneys over their practice of shifting thousands of traffic tickets into lucrative pre-trial diversion programs. It accused the prosecutors of leveraging…
A federal judge has ordered a new trial for a tourist who filed a civil rights lawsuit against the Louisiana State Police over his arrest in the French Quarter, finding that attorneys for the agency improperly blocked a black teacher from sitting …
Tuesday, June 19, 2018
A Covington retiree is suing the New York investment company where her nephew once worked, claiming the company missed clear signs that he was defrauding her, draining her nest egg of more than $1 million.
Monday, June 18, 2018
A former law partner of Jefferson Parish attorney Robert Evans III has asked a New Orleans judge to find Evans in contempt of court for lying in a motion in order to get the court to release more than $200,000 in funds at the center of their dispute.
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
A St. Bernard deputy was booked Friday on allegations of sexual misconduct with two juveniles, the Sheriff's Office said.
A New Orleans bail bondsman found himself on the wrong side of the law Thursday as he and a deputy constable were arrested on allegations that they concocted and sold fraudulent applications for concealed handgun permits.
Three Holy Cross School students filmed fighting a group of older men on Bourbon Street last year were defending themselves after bottles had been thrown at them and one, a black teenager, had been referred to by a racial epithet, the person who r…
A St. Tammany Parish jury found Margaret Stockstill, a 33-year-old Franklinton woman, guilty of second-degree murder Friday in the shooting death of Cody Couch, a friend's fiancé.
Former New Orleans District Attorney Eddie Jordan was back at work Friday, but he remained in legal limbo as the Orleans Parish Sheriff’s Office continued an investigation into allegations that he passed drugs to a jail inmate during a court heari…
Thursday, June 14, 2018
A Jefferson Parish jury took just 40 minutes Wednesday to convict Terrance Calloway of second-degree murder and obstruction of justice for the 2016 killing of Cordaryle Robert, who was shot to death after being lured to Harvey to meet Calloway’s wife.
A Luling man recently convicted of murdering and robbing an electrician from Metairie repeatedly interrupted the victim’s two younger brothers as they spoke at a sentencing hearing Thursday.
A Jefferson Parish grand jury has indicted Chad McAvoy, 21, on a charge of second-degree murder in the death of his mother, who was shot in the back with a shotgun after an argument at their home in Metairie earlier this year.
Eddie Jordan, the former U.S. attorney and district attorney for New Orleans, is under investigation after he was accused of trying to slip illegal drugs to a jail inmate during a court appearance Thursday.
Wednesday, June 13, 2018
The defense attorney for indicted former federal narcotics agent Chad Scott has launched a counterattack on the U.S. Justice Department, accusing federal prosecutors of "framing" the longtime lawman and hiding evidence that points to Scott's innocence.
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.
Four months into the tenure of a new administrator at the troubled New Orleans jail, a federal judge said Wednesday that he sees signs of progress there on everything from sanitation to inmates' safety.
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…
More than six years after 1-year-old Keira Holmes was shot to death in Central City, New Orleans prosecutors have secured their first conviction in the long-running gang-related case.
Monday, June 11, 2018
Members of a California-based drug ring have been using commercial flights to Louis Armstrong International Airport to run marijuana and other drugs into Jefferson Parish, according to a 13-count indictment recently unsealed in 24th Judicial Distr…
Prosecutors dropped all remaining charges against a former New Orleans Police Department officer on Monday after he was acquitted of soliciting a man at trial last week.
A New Orleans man is alleging excessive force by a State Police trooper, saying in a federal court lawsuit filed Sunday that he was knocked off his bike by a stun gun then struck repeatedly during a drug arrest in the French Quarter.
A Baton Rouge man was booked into the New Orleans jail on a second-degree murder charge on Monday after a judge upped his bail to $1 million.
A state district court judge has denied a request by three Jefferson Parish Housing Authority board members to bar the agency from soliciting bids for a lucrative contract due to expire in the fall.
Members of a California-based drug ring have been using commercial flights to Louis Armstrong New Orleans International Airport to run marijuana and other drugs into Jefferson Parish, according to a 13-count indictment recently unsealed in a state…
Saturday, June 09, 2018
A Harvey man faces a mandatory life sentence after he was found guilty by a Jefferson Parish jury Friday on murder and attempted murder charges.
Friday, June 08, 2018
A judge on Friday acquitted a former New Orleans police officer of charges that he offered to give a drug court defendant oral sex and a $100 bill after meeting him in a courthouse hallway.
A federal judge has granted prosecutors permission to argue in court that a man suspected of killing an armored-truck driver betrayed a guilty conscience when he tried to escape from custody in September.
Thursday, June 07, 2018
A jury on Thursday convicted a New Orleans man of shoving a woman onto Interstate 10 in 2016, nearly causing her to be hit by a car.
In an unusual case involving several foreign countries, a federal grand jury in New Orleans has charged nine South American men with plotting to smuggle 3,400 kilograms of cocaine into the United States.
A gymnastics coach facing a string of sexual abuse counts in Jefferson Parish now faces accusations in St. Charles Parish as well, authorities said Thursday.
A state grand jury in New Orleans handed up murder charges Thursday against a pair of men accused of separate high-profile killings on St. Charles Avenue this year.
Wednesday, June 06, 2018
Two men who spent decades in prison before their murder convictions were dismissed can proceed with lawsuits against the Orleans Parish District Attorney’s Office, a federal judge ruled Wednesday.
A detective on Wednesday revealed new details about an investigation that could undermine the case against three Marines and a Tulane University graduate accused of rape.
Tuesday, June 05, 2018
The jurors got a free lunch, but they didn’t get to do much else before a New Orleans murder case ended in a mistrial Tuesday because of the erratic behavior of a defendant who was representing himself.