A Youngsville man was found mentally incompetent to stand trial in his sister’s 2018 murder and was turned over to the Louisiana Department of Health for treatment in March.
A Lafayette Police officer who was placed on desk duty and relieved of SWAT duty by police officials months after the Fire and Police Civil Service Board suspended him for one day for yanking a handcuffed, hog-tied woman from his vehicle by an ank…
A Lafayette attorney who says she was fired from the 15th Judicial District Indigent Defender's Office after complaining about unequal pay and gender discrimination — including being told to dress like a nun when meeting clients in jail — filed a …
Notorious former Lake Charles priest Mark Broussard’s 2016 conviction was a long time coming for the men he sexually abused as children in the 1980s and 1990s, but their suffering didn’t end with the verdict. Justice came at the painful cost of re…
The prosecution of the man accused of murdering a Lafayette Police officer resumed Friday after a months-long stall in proceedings, though the most pressing issue on the docket was put off until next month.
A comedian who is being sued by the city-parish over fake antifa events that prompted a real police response continues to push for the lawsuit's dismissal.
Following months of delay and a feud among defense lawyers, the case against the man accused of murdering a Lafayette Police officer in 2017 is set to resume Friday with a new twist on the issue of non-unanimous juries.
Chance Seneca, the Lafayette man accused of kidnapping and attempting to kill a gay man after targeting him through a dating app, pleaded not guilty to all federal charges Tuesday.
A city-parish lawsuit against a comedian who posted fake Antifa events on social media in 2020 may proceed, an appeals court has ruled.
A Lafayette man was indicted by a federal grand jury Thursday on hate crime and other charges after he was accused of attempting to kill and dismember a gay man in June, as part of a larger plot targeting gay men, authorities say.
Phillip DeWoody, the Opelousas man accused of murdering a Ville Platte grandmother, pleaded guilty Tuesday and was sentenced to three life sentences in the 72-year-old’s slaying and the rape and kidnapping of a second woman.
A court hearing on the possible removal of a statue of Confederate Gen. Alfred Mouton from city property was delayed Monday for a sixth time, this time because the attorney for the United Daughters of the Confederacy was a no-show.
A top aide in the Louisiana Attorney General's Office who was the subject of a sexual harassment complaint has submitted his resignation effective at 5 p.m. Thursday.
It was a strange series of events that led Theresa "Kim" Guillot to the Lafayette Parish Courthouse on Monday to save her home from the real estate company that had purchased her property.
The Lafayette man who has publicly acknowledged to participating in the Jan. 6 riot inside the U.S. Capitol is pleading not guilty to four related federal charges.
The arraignment for Phillip DeWoody, the man accused in the killing of a deaf Ville Platte grandmother and the kidnapping and rape of an Opelousas woman, was moved to April while the court awaits involvement from capital defenders.
Bond has been set for Janet Irvin, the 37-year-old woman arrested in the investigation into the disappearance and death of 15-year-old Quawan “Bobby” Charles, whose body was found beside a sugar cane field in November.
A Lafayette dog trainer will face no jail time for abusing animals in his care after entering into a guilty plea agreement in the 15th Judicial District Court last week.
The Louisiana Supreme Court issued a suspension Wednesday for a city court judge who was arrested at his own bachelor party in 2017 after he drunkenly grabbed the buttocks of a waitress without her consent, court documents say.
Chance Seneca, who is jailed for brutally attacking a gay man during a Grindr date last summer, is now facing a hate crime charge in addition to attempted second-degree murder.
Thirty-seven years after terrorists exploded a truck bomb in a Marine barracks in Lebanon, killing 241 U.S. military personnel, Iran has started to pay. Among the victims that day: Lex Trahan, 19, a Comeaux high graduate and the lone child of Perc…
Facebook posts, a story in The Advocate and a witness were used by the FBI to identify a Lafayette man who entered the U.S. Capitol on Jan. 6 during a siege by Trump supporters while Congress was in session.
Liz Breaux says Red's Levee Bar is "legal as can be" and has been for nearly 70 years, even though the small bar in rural St. Martin Parish has been without an alcohol permit for the better part of a month.
The St. Landry Parish government and the village of Cankton are suing more than 25 companies, including Chevron, Exxon Mobil and ConocoPhillips, over alleged groundwater contamination from a former 80-acre oilfield waste disposal site about 15 mil…
The boat launch at Lake Martin quietly reopened over the weekend to recreational fishers, hunters and photographers for the first time in nearly nine months.
A St. Landry Parish grand jury Tuesday indicted Phillip DeWoody on a murder charge in the death of 72-year-old Joyce Thomas, whose body was found in a wooded area off Interstate 49 days after the deaf woman was reported missing by her family.
The Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries took the first step this week in restoring public access at Lake Martin.
A Lafayette Parish man said this week it was his anonymous voice that was heard speaking out Thursday during a court hearing in Baton Rouge, handled on a Zoom call, over Louisiana’s COVID-19 restrictions.
Lawsuits filed by the survivors and families of victims of a December plane crash in Lafayette will be heard only in federal court.
The Louisiana Supreme Court announced Tuesday it would not hear a case between the St. Martin Parish government and a business that's highlighted public access problems at Lake Martin.
Members of historically Black Baptist churches in St. Landry Parish expressed disappointment Monday morning upon learning Holden Matthews, the 23-year-old confessed arsonist who set fire to their churches in 2019, would serve no additional prison …
Don Landry, the newly-elected district attorney for the 15th Judicial District, said Wednesday one of his top priorities is taking to trial a backlog of pending felony cases.
Two years after he was convicted of felony malfeasance in office, former Lafayette City Marshal Brian Pope reported to jail at noon Wednesday to begin serving his sentence.
Veteran Lafayette law enforcement officers Kip Judice and Reggie Thomas will face each other in a Dec. 5 runoff for Lafayette city marshal.
Donald Landry, 73, will be the next district attorney for Louisiana's 15th Judicial District, which includes Lafayette, Acadia and Vermilion parishes.
Confessed church arsonist Holden Matthews was sentenced in federal court on Monday, a year and a half after he destroyed three historically Black churches in Port Barre and Opelousas in a 10-day arson spree in spring 2019.
A district judge ruled Monday morning that a city-parish lawsuit can proceed against a comedian responsible for fake antifa events that prompted a real police response.
Federal sentencing for confessed St. Landry church arsonist Holden Matthews was abruptly cut short Friday afternoon after Judge Robert Summerhays said new evidence had come to light that needed to be considered.
Suspended Lafayette City Marshal Brian Pope was officially removed from office Thursday, minutes after the convicted official forwarded an email to prosecutors announcing his resignation.
A highly anticipated federal lawsuit filed Monday morning claims that Lafayette Police officers violated 31-year-old Trayford Pellerin’s constitutional rights when they shot him to death on Aug. 21.
The Lafayette Consolidated Government, with Mayor-President Josh Guillory at the lead, continues to move forward with its lawsuit against a comedian who created fake antifa events over the summer that prompted a real police response.
The District Attorney's Office on Friday filed a petition to remove from office suspended Lafayette City Marshal Brian Pope.
The day after the Lafayette City Council threatened to report City-Parish Attorney Greg Logan to the Bar Association for a conflict of interest, he amended a lawsuit he filed seeking to remove a special attorney the council hired to represent itse…
The power struggle between the Lafayette City Council and City-Parish Attorney Greg Logan over the hiring of a Baton Rouge lawyer to represent the City Council in disputes with the mayor-president notched up Tuesday with the council threatening to…