Spencer Matthew Legendre, 23, of New Iberia has been sentenced to 72 months in prison and 10 years of supervised release on distribution of child pornography charges by U.S. District Court Judge Michael J. Juneau, who also ordered Legendre to pay …
A Lafayette jury on Friday found Tyler Benoit of Kaplan guilty of manslaughter in connection with the August 2017 shooting death of "Good Samaritan" Christon Chaisson in downtown Lafayette.
Emotions reached a breaking point in Tyler Benoit's murder trial Thursday afternoon, culminating with his defense attorney calling for a mistrial after a state prosecutor called him a "tricky lawyer."
A man who sued two police officers and Lafayette Consolidated Government after he was bitten by a police dog lost his appeal this week.
A key witness in Tyler Benoit’s murder trial testified on Wednesday morning that he named his friend as the shooter only after a detective said he could be arrested and his kids could be raised by someone else if he withheld information. Later in …
Details about what unfolded before a fatal 2017 shooting in downtown Lafayette came into focus Tuesday in Judge Marilyn Castle’s 15th Judicial District courtroom as a jury listened to opening statements and evidence in a long-awaited murder trial.
Approximately 47 employees of Ochsner Lafayette General Health System have taken their legal battle to halt mandatory COVID-19 vaccines to the appeals court and state Supreme Court.
The U.S. Supreme Court has declined to review a Louisiana case that involved a man who defaced his state-issued identification badge by removing the designation “sex offender” from it.
A University of Louisiana at Lafayette nursing student has prevailed in the settlement of lawsuit she filed against Ochsner Lafayette General over a mandatory COVID-19 vaccine rule.
A district judge on Thursday ruled it is premature for employees of Our Lady of Lourdes Regional Medical Center in Lafayette to seek an injunction to halt the hospital's mandatory COVID-19 vaccine policy.
Louisiana attorneys may know this week whether the U.S. Supreme Court will review a case this term involving a state statute that compels people convicted of sex crimes to carry cards identifying them as sex offenders.
A hearing is scheduled for Thursday in a lawsuit by employees and contractors against Our Lady of Lourdes Regional Medical Center over its mandatory COVID-19 vaccine policy.
A judge on Thursday dismissed a lawsuit by 48 Ochsner Lafayette General Health System employees and contractors seeking to stop the hospital's vaccine mandate.
A nursing student preparing for clinicals is suing the University of Louisiana at Lafayette and Ochsner Lafayette General over COVID-19 vaccine requirements.
A Lafayette grand jury on Wednesday handed up indictments formally charging suspects with murder charges in five separate Lafayette Parish homicides.
Nurses, a respiratory therapist and anesthetists are among the employees of Our Lady of Lourdes Regional Medical Center and Ochsner Lafayette General facilities across Acadiana who filed lawsuits Monday to halt mandates requiring employees to take…
Acting United States Attorney Alexander C. Van Hook announced that three defendants, all from Lake Charles, were sentenced Thursday in federal court for firearms-related charges.
The ACLU has filed a federal lawsuit on behalf of a Lafayette woman who was arrested, strip searched and jailed for a peaceful barbecue protest in front of Mayor-President Josh Guillory's house in August of 2020.
A Broussard duo and an associated firearms business in Lafayette were indicted by the federal government after investigators determined the firearms salesmen were not adequately tracking gun sales and purchases or sufficiently conducting backgroun…
A Lafayette family is suing the Lafayette Police Department, Lafayette Consolidated Government and individual officers over excessive force claims stemming from a September 2020 incident where officers restrained and punched a teenage boy after de…
More than four years after Lafayette 18-year-old Jacquelyn ‘Daisy Lynn’ Landry went missing, the final suspect in her death and disappearance pleaded guilty to an obstruction charge Monday, bringing the prosecution around her death to a close.
The Lafayette Fire and Police Civil Service board that was to consider several controversial cases involving police officers cut short a meeting Monday after a local news reporter objected, saying the Louisiana Open Meetings Law was not followed i…
A Lafayette assistant district attorney charged with a felony Monday for a boating incident that left several children injured has not been put on leave by the district attorney's office or had his law license suspended by the state office that di…
A Lafayette assistant district attorney was arrested Monday in connection with a boating incident last week on False River that left a teen with a broken pelvis, according to the Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries.
ABBEVILLE — Vanessa Vollmer's son, Nathan Gary, has scars on his side and along the inside of his legs. Her mother, Dana Vollmer, lives in constant pain from hip injuries caused in June 2013, when a truck driven by Jacob Raffray spun out of contro…
ABBEVILLE — A man who served seven years in prison for paralyzing a UL Lafayette baseball player in a 1998 drunken driving crash is being held in jail because he failed to show up for trial July 12 for allegedly crashing into a Vermilion Parish fa…
A preliminary hearing for a defendant accused in the Bourgeois Park shooting death of a 23-year-old Lafayette man shed new light on what witnesses and law enforcement say happened.
A Lafayette Parish grand jury on Wednesday handed up charges against three people in separate Lafayette Parish homicide and death investigations.
A bizarre 2017 kidnapping case involving a Lafayette millionaire, his estranged wife and suspected hired kidnappers who later drowned while fleeing police came to a quiet close Monday evening after Lawrence Michael Handley accepted a plea deal.
A Lafayette millionaire accused in the 2017 kidnapping of his estranged wife — during which the two accused kidnappers drowned while attempting to evade police — is scheduled to go to trial Monday.
Acting United States Attorney Alexander C. Van Hook announced Thursday that a federal grand jury has returned indictments charging 11 individuals with fraudulently applying for and receiving disaster benefits from the Federal Emergency Management Agency.
The long-awaited murder trial for Tyler Nicholas Benoit, which was set to begin Monday, has been rescheduled to October after a key witness in the case was unexpectedly hospitalized Monday morning.
Broussard resident Maegan Adkins Barras received a $70,000 settlement last year over her controversial arrest in February 2019 for posting video of a high school fight to social media.
A legal case involving the potential euthanasia of a Lafayette man in a vegetative state is gaining national attention.
A Lafayette woman was found guilty of negligent homicide in the January 2020 stabbing death of her estranged partner on Thursday.
A Lafayette jury convicted a federal inmate on Thursday for sending hoax letters filled with white powder to the U.S. Senate in 2016.
The woman behind a group fighting efforts to remove a Confederate statue from downtown Lafayette fired her attorney over a rejected settlement agreement from the city and is searching for another attorney with a trial two weeks away.
Community leaders in Lafayette are rallying together to give local teens in a criminal justice diversion program another layer of support through a new adventure-based mentorship initiative.
The man accused of killing a Lafayette Police officer and wounding three others cannot be acquitted by a split jury, according to a 15th Judicial District Court judge’s ruling.
During pretrial hearings, Shavis Toby had outbursts in the courtroom that his brother's defense attorney worried might prejudice a jury against Carlos Toby during the joint murder trial.
Update: The jury in a two-defendant murder trial over the October 2018 murder of Lafayette boxer Brandon Broussard returned verdicts about 8:30 p.m. Saturday after about five hours of deliberation.
That it was the day before a holiday weekend meant little to those in Judge Royale Colbert's 15th Judicial District courtroom on Friday. Most of them would return Saturday morning for closing arguments in the two-defendant murder trial over the Oc…
A fingertip torn from a blue latex glove is one of the strongest pieces of evidence linking one of two brothers to the scene of the October 2018 murder of Lafayette boxer Brandon Broussard.
The jury in a two-defendant murder trial on Wednesday afternoon watched three videos from a mapping program that illustrated cell phone usage for devices associated with different suspects in the brutal 2018 killing of Lafayette boxer Brandon Broussard.
The trial continued Wednesday for two brothers accused of conspiring and committing second-degree murder of a Lafayette boxer.
Wearing a pair of black latex gloves, Detective Jacqueline Smith Theriot used scissors to cut open envelopes Tuesday morning on the witness stand of a 15th Judicial District courtroom.
The jury in a Lafayette Parish murder trial on Monday watched 29 brief surveillance video clips collected from four addresses in the neighborhood where Brandon Broussard was ambushed as he exited his truck in the driveway of his girlfriend’s Gross…
Leeosha Dugas said she was "nervous as hell" when she walked past Carlos Toby and "his boys" in the parking lot of a Johnston Street nightclub in September 2018 to retrieve the truck that belonged to her sister's boyfriend.
A story of love and war unfolded Thursday in the 15th Judicial District Court during the first murder trial in Lafayette Parish since the start of the pandemic.