A Rayne man has been sentenced to five years of probation for killing and transporting a federally protected, endangered whooping crane.
Lafayette Parish Mayor-President Josh Guillory's legal team has filed a motion in court arguing the United Daughters of the Confederacy have no legal standing in the removal of a statue of Confederate Gen. Alfred Mouton from city property.
A federal judge Friday denied a temporary restraining order sought by a group of Acadiana bar owners against Gov. John Bel Edwards' coronavirus restrictions. The order would have allowed the bars to reopen.
Lafayette Parish District Attorney Keith Stutes has requested an expedited hearing to object to the candidacy of suspended Lafayette City Marshal Brian Pope, who has filed the paperwork to run for re-election to the office in the Nov. 3 election.
Eleven Louisiana bar owners filed a lawsuit Wednesday against Gov. John Bel Edwards, arguing his coronavirus rules limiting bars to takeout and delivery unlawfully target one business sector and impose overly harsh restrictions.
Suspended Lafayette City Marshal Brian Pope has been ordered to appear in court for possibly having violated his probation stemming from a public records lawsuit he lost to a local newspaper.
The U.S. Senate confirmed current Western District U.S. Attorney David Joseph to a lifelong post as a federal district judge on Tuesday.
As he indicated he would, suspended Lafayette City Marshal Brian Pope filed paperwork Friday morning to qualify for re-election despite a felony conviction and pending malfeasance charges against him.
Congressman Clay Higgins of Lafayette picked up a second challenger Thursday in his bid for re-election to the 3rd Congressional District and a fourth candidate qualified to run for Lafayette City Marshal.
Recently retired 16th Judicial District Court Judge Lori Landry on Thursday qualified to challenge sitting District Attorney Bo Duhé for his seat this fall, months after a contentious legal face off between the two when Duhé’s office attempted to …
A Ville Platte man was being held Thursday on $350,000 bond at the Rapides Parish Detention Center, charged by the Louisiana Attorney General’s Office on sex-related cases.
Drug and weapons charges against Cajun Cannabis owner Travis DeYoung stemming from an April 2019 sweep of his CBD business have been dismissed.
Qualifying began Wednesday for candidates who want to be on the Nov. 3 ballot, from U.S. Congress to judges, from district attorney to justice of the peace. Qualifying continues through Friday.
Paperwork filed with the Louisiana Secretary of State’s Office shows Judge Lori Landry has resigned from the 16th Judicial District Court covering Iberia, St. Martin and St. Mary parishes.
A bitter feud among defense lawyers and a judge’s refusal to let them separate has stalled the prosecution of Ian Howard, who is accused of murdering a Lafayette police officer and wounding three others at a convenience store three years ago.
A Lafayette City Court judge and other courthouse employees in the area are in quarantine recovering from coronavirus.
The survivors and family members of passengers killed in a December plane crash have filed lawsuits in federal court, challenging the insurance company that insured the aircraft after arguing the company acted with “unclean hands” in an attempt to…
Impetus to create a doctorate in Justice Studies at the University of New Orleans was first found not in any ivory tower but more on some of the mean urban streets where that city’s homeless and underserved people gather. That’s what Kim Martin Lo…
Most Rev. Douglas Deshotel, bishop of the Diocese of Lafayette, issued a statement supporting Lafayette Mayor-President Josh Guillory's position to move the statue of Confederate Gen. Alfred Mouton to another location.
Lafayette Mayor-President Josh Guillory announced Wednesday evening he will ask city-parish attorneys to take action to remove the statue of Confederate Gen. Alfred Mouton from city property where it was erected at an entrance to downtown in 1922.
Lafayette Mayor-President Josh Guillory and the president of the local chapter of the United Daughters of the Confederacy have been subpoenaed to appear at an Aug. 17 hearing on a lawsuit aimed at freeing city officials from a 1980 injunction tha…
Catholic schools — including Lafayette’s — that bar lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender teachers may be protected from lawsuits under federal law, despite a Supreme Court ruling issued last week that shields their unemployment under civil rights law.
A 30-year-old Lafayette man was sentenced to 20 years in federal prison for a series of carjackings in February 2019.
A hospital surveillance camera filmed as Opelousas Police Sgt. Tyron Andrepont repeatedly struck and applied a chokehold to a restrained Black man in October 2019, court documents said.
A Lafayette Parish judge on Wednesday ordered the state’s primary indigent capital defense organization to continue working with a lawyer that it recently fired.
The 3rd Circuit Court of Appeal has rejected an appeal by suspended Lafayette City Marshal Brian Pope of three October 2018 felony convictions against him.
A veteran Opelousas Police Department officer accused of battering a young Black man at a hospital in October 2019 has a pending civil lawsuit accusing him of excessive force against a local pastor in 2010.
A 24-year-old Lafayette man was sentenced to over six years in federal prison for downloading child pornography involving children as young as 3.
Roy Verret’s arrest in the murder of an elderly Jeanerette man in late 2016 hinged on a damning piece of DNA evidence: the victim’s blood was found on a washing machine lid under a carport in Verret’s home.
When courthouses in the three parishes that make up the 15th Judicial District reopened May 18, they did so under an extensive set of restrictions aimed at preventing coronavirus spread. Among them was a face mask requirement that seemed to leave …
A U.S. district court judge has awarded Percy “Blackie” Trahan, a retired Lafayette barber, and the estates of his wife, Shirley, and son Lex, $49,658,756 in a case involving the 1983 bombing of a U.S. Marine barracks in Beirut, Lebanon.
A Lafayette grand jury Wednesday formally charged four suspects in the January homicide of John Hickenbottom, a 41-year-old man shot outside the Edwis Street home he shared with his mother.
The survivors of two people killed when a small plane crashed in Lafayette in December on its way to Georgia to watch LSU play in the Peach Bowl, along with one surviving passenger and a survivor injured on the ground, have sued the owners, pilot …
District Attorney Bo Duhe on Friday afternoon announced a major round of layoffs in his 16th Judicial District office, which covers the parishes of Iberia, St. Martin and St. Mary.
The first trial date for the man accused of murdering Lafayette Police officer Michael Middlebrook and wounding three others has been pushed to Nov. 9, the direct and indirect result of the coronavirus pandemic.
Louisiana's public defenders face steep financial challenges as the coronavirus rages on, forcing leaders to declare an emergency shortfall in funding this week.
The Louisiana Public Defender Board has long claimed their offices are dangerously underfunded, but now the financial blow dealt by the coronavirus pandemic could threaten the entire system.
The federal sentencing hearing for Holden Matthews, the confessed arsonist who burned down three historically black St. Landry churches in March and April 2019, has been delayed to July 30.
There is so much going on with the nation's health crisis these days, it's sometimes hard to remember that other topics can also create news.
The city of Lafayette has withdrawn its opposition to a lawsuit filed by citizens who object to the way five new economic development districts were created in December.
A legal battle that has sparked controversy and contributed to public access problems at Lake Martin will advance in the state appeal court process.
A standoff between Boyd Gaming, which operates horse racing at Evangeline Downs in St. Landry Parish and Delta Downs in Calcasieu Parish, moves to court at 9 a.m. Friday in Lake Charles, where Judge David Ritchie has issued a temporary restraining order.
Louisiana prisoner rights advocates sent a letter to the governor Wednesday expressing alarm at recent decisions to suspend some due process rights, including speedy trial requirements, as various components of the state's criminal justice system …
The 19th Judicial District Court in downtown Baton Rouge is closed until April 13 to reduce exposure to the novel coronavirus, court officials announced Tuesday.
All local government buildings, including libraries and city hall, will be closed to the public beginning Monday because of the novel coronavirus, Lafayette Mayor-President Josh Guillory said during a Sunday evening news conference.