An appeal has been filed challenging a judge's ruling that errors with new city of Lafayette and parish of Lafayette council districts can be corrected with a City-Parish Council ordinance.
A Lafayette man who is a convicted felon pleaded guilty Monday in federal court to illegally possessing a loaded semi-automatic pistol, according to the U.S. Attorney's Office in Lafayette.
A Lafayette woman accused of killing her 2-month-old daughter is requesting bail after spending more than a month in jail without action on her case. Public defenders say they're too busy to help, particularly because she'll need specialized assis…
Nearly two years after the disappearance of Jacquelyn "Daisy Lynn" Landry, the trial of the man accused of her homicide was delayed Monday as a new witness was recently located.
An appeal is likely over a judge's decision Wednesday that errors with new Lafayette City Council district boundaries can be corrected without a vote of the people.
A 6-year-old lawsuit that claims high heat indexes on Louisiana's death row subjects three ailing condemned killers to cruel and unusual punishment, and leaves them at risk of serious illness or even death, has been conditionally dismissed by a fe…
The St. Martin Parish Council will appeal a recent court ruling that favored a business owner operating at Lake Martin.
Suspended Lafayette City Marshal Brian Pope has entered a plea of not guilty to the two latest felony malfeasance charges against him.
A Lafayette Parish grand jury Wednesday indicted several Acadiana residents on murder charges in unrelated incidents, according to the office of the district attorney of the 15th Judicial District.
The suspect in the alleged murder of Lafayette teen Jacquelyn "Daisy Lynn" Landry was indicted again Wednesday for tampering with evidence in the case.
A Jeff Davis man was sentenced Monday in federal court for distributing marijuana and cocaine, U.S. Attorney David Joseph said in a news release.
One of the men accused in the Oct. 13 death of Lafayette boxer Brandon Broussard is asking a judge to set bail so he can be released from jail.
A judge on Monday ruled that the Louisiana Secretary of State and six residents may intervene in a lawsuit challenging the validity of a Lafayette City-Parish Council ordinance correcting district errors created with passage of a Dec. 8 home rule …
For decades, Louisiana’s criminal justice system has balanced its budget with the legal equivalent of squeezing blood from a turnip.
A Lafayette Parish judge is expected to consider motions Monday by the Louisiana Secretary of State and residents who want to intervene in a lawsuit that could negate the Dec. 8 home rule charter amendment election creating separate city and paris…
Once accused in a multicount $1.2 million fraud and money-laundering scheme, politically connected Mandeville businessman Raymond Reggie pleaded guilty Tuesday in Baton Rouge federal court to a single wire fraud count that alleges just over $14,00…
Two men arrested in connection with a 2015 homicide and indicted by a grand jury on first-degree murder charges were sentenced Thursday on reduced charges including armed robbery and negligent homicide.
Six residents who were inadvertently left out of city council voting district descriptions created by the Dec. 8 charter amendment want a judge to throw out a lawsuit challenging the charter amendment election.
A hearing on a lawsuit filed against Lafayette Consolidated Government over how to correct precinct errors associated with a Dec. charter amendment was delayed Thursday.
Louisiana Secretary of State Kyle Ardoin is asking a judge to halt fall elections for the new city and parish councils and throw out all or part of a Dec. 8 voter-approved Lafayette Parish charter amendment.
Louisiana Secretary of State Kyle Ardoin is intervening Wednesday in a lawsuit against Lafayette Consolidated Government over the proper way to correct precinct errors associated with a December home rule charter amendment.
A former Louisiana State Police trooper was sentenced Wednesday for his role in a scheme in which the former head of Knight Oil Tools tried to frame his brother on drug charges to gain control of the company
An illegal alien who entered the United States five times and was arrested in Lafayette in 2018 has been sentenced in federal court.
A former Lafayette Parish sheriff’s deputy facing a criminal charge for an alleged assault at the parish jail is being sued in federal court over the incident.
Suspended Lafayette City Marshal Brian Pope, who was convicted of four felonies in October and awaits sentencing, may be considering a run for Lafayette Parish Sheriff.
When Jody Bourque was sentenced to 18 years in prison in November 2016, Mary Ann Garrick told him she forgave him for causing the crash that left her body broken and killed her sister-in-law, Germaine Garrick.
When a New Orleans jury voted 10-2 to convict Charles Monroe of murder after less than an hour of deliberation late Tuesday, his defense attorney quickly moved for a mistrial on what was likely a first-of-its-kind argument.
Five former University of Louisiana at Lafayette softball players are asking to join a 2018 lawsuit their former coach filed against the university and its representatives.
When Maegan Adkins-Barras watched a video of a fight that happened at Acadiana High School, she instantly felt sick to her stomach.
An attorney for a Lafayette millionaire businessman accused of hiring two men in 2017 to kidnap his estranged wife is seeking to delay his trial.
A Lafayette woman arrested Feb. 12 in a crackdown on massage parlor prostitution was indicted Friday for human trafficking and pandering.
Two Waitr drivers filed a federal lawsuit alleging the food delivery app company violated federal labor laws by not paying them minimum wage and overtime.
The Lafayette death penalty trial of a man accused of raping, beating and murdering his girlfriend’s 3-year-old son in 2012 has been delayed again.
Derrick Sellers gets Botox injections in his scalp and wears specially tinted glasses to dull the insufferable glare of a normal day.
A state district judge in Baton Rouge sided with The Advocate on Wednesday and ordered State Police to hand over body-camera footage recording a November traffic stop where a trooper stopped an off-duty New Orleans police officer.
The Acadiana High School mother who posted a video of a fight last week on the school's campus won't be prosecuted, Keith Stutes, district attorney for the 15th Judicial District, said Tuesday.
A former SMILE employee who previously sued for overtime pay filed another federal lawsuit in January alleging sexual harassment by former SMILE CEO Chris Williams.
When Louisiana voters jettisoned a 120-year relic of the Jim Crow era by voting in November to require unanimous jury verdicts in serious felony trials, they went where courts have long refused to tread.
St. Martinville is joining other Louisiana jurisdictions in suing drug manufacturers and distributors in response to the national opioid epidemic, which has claimed tens of thousands of lives.
Louisiana's use of the death penalty has reached record lows in recent years amid ongoing debate — both statewide and across the country — about the potential for grave and irreversible errors when allowing state executions.
A campaign of violence meted out by a squad of Iberia Parish drug deputies landed many of them in the federal pen and left the fate of Sheriff Louis Ackal in the hands of a jury, which acquitted him on civil rights charges.