A 31-year-old Baton Rouge man accused of fatally shooting the boyfriend of his ex-girlfriend in December was indicted on second-degree murder and other charges Wednesday.
Ascension Parish sheriff's deputies held a Baton Rouge man of Hispanic descent for four days after a judge ordered him released on a misdemeanor drunken driving count last year while authorities checked his immigration status, even though they alr…
A state appeals court on Wednesday refused to throw out a Baton Rouge man's admission that in 2011 he had killed and dismembered his wife, Brusly High School teacher Sylviane Finck Lozada.
In a lengthy murder trial that will likely touch on an arsenal of guns, stacks of cash and an attempted flight to the border, prosecutors in Livingston Parish started Wednesday with the basics: how Walker resident Rick McBride died.
East Baton Rouge Parish School Board member Connie Bernard appeared in court Tuesday on misdemeanor charges stemming from a profanity-filled confrontation with a young party-goer last summer, but a status hearing in the case was delayed until Dec. 12.
Three members of the New Black Panther Party were convicted Tuesday on misdemeanor charges stemming from a 2017 protest outside Baton Rouge police headquarters the night before federal officials announced they wouldn't charge two white officers in…
A former Baton Rouge automobile dealer accused in the 2015 murder-for-hire of his ex-wife will stand trial March 16, it was decided Monday.
A former Baker police officer who lost his job in 2017 for allegedly mishandling a shots-fired call involving East Baton Rouge Parish Sheriff Sid Gautreaux's son was ordered reinstated Monday by a Baton Rouge state judge.
Humbled is the word Baton Rouge lawyer Kelly Balfour uses to describe how he feels about his recent election, without opposition, to the 19th Judicial District Court.
Three former table servers at The Chimes filed a federal court lawsuit this week against the popular restaurant claiming they were pressured to work off the clock for multiple hours each week for no pay.
A former Elayn Hunt Correctional Center guard was sentenced to 18 months in federal prison Thursday for assaulting two handcuffed inmates and failing to stop other guards from doing the same to one of the prisoners, prosecutors said.
A Gonzales man who had more than 600 images of child porn on his computer and phone pleaded guilty in federal court Thursday to possession of child pornography.
A Baton Rouge man's child pornography conviction and 15-year prison sentence were affirmed Thursday by the 5th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals.
A former Baton Rouge school administrator accused in the 2016 killing of a pregnant colleague and their unborn child told detectives he met with the woman "just to talk" the night before her blood-spattered car and wandering 3-year-old daughter we…
Baton Rouge rapper NBA YoungBoy was released from jail in Baton Rouge early Thursday after completing a 90-day term a judge ordered him to serve following multiple motions from prosecutors to revoke his probation in a 2016 nonfatal shooting case, …
A Baton Rouge judge's contempt-of-court finding against the attorneys for a man accused in last year's hit-and-run death of a Zachary firefighter and reserve police officer has been reversed by an appeals court.
The jury that convicted a black Baton Rouge man last summer of raping a teenager will be summoned back to court in October concerning allegations that two white jurors made racist comments during the man's trial.
A Covington attorney has filed a lawsuit to declare the state statute calling for secrecy in judicial investigations unconstitutional after a series of Advocate articles revealed how Judiciary Commission confidentiality rules allowed a Supreme Cou…
A Baton Rouge man accused of shooting a police officer last year was ordered returned to a state mental hospital Tuesday after he was found incompetent to stand trial for the second time in a year.
A 32-year-old Baton Rouge man accused of striking and killing another man during a 2017 high-speed police chase will be tried in January, it was decided Monday.
GONZALES — Attorneys for a Gonzales insurance company say Ascension Parish President Kenny Matassa may have committed a state ethics violation by being a plaintiff in a suit to recoup nearly $182,000 in legal fees for his defense against a March 2…
Three protesters of the Bayou Bridge Pipeline challenged a Louisiana law aimed and protecting "critical infrastructure," saying in a lawsuit filed Friday that they were arrested in violation of their free speech and other civil rights.
The mother of a Baker man shot dead by a heavily tattooed Greenwell Springs man says she has already forgiven her son’s killer because her son would have done the same thing if the circumstances were different.
GONZALES — A state district judge extended on Friday a ruling that frees builders in Ascension Parish to continue using fill dirt to raise homes and businesses.
A federal appeals court says a lower court judge was wrong to throw out a lawsuit against a Black Lives Matter organizer on First Amendment grounds.
A woman once charged as an accessory in the 2017 slaying of two Baker men told a jury Thursday that her then-boyfriend, a "paranoid" William Bottoms Jr., shot the men without warning after the four of them had purchased heroin.
A Baton Rouge teenager accused of killing his father was indicted Wednesday on second-degree murder — a more serious charge than the manslaughter count on which he was arrested in June.
An East Baton Rouge Parish sheriff’s deputy told a jury Wednesday about his chance encounter with William Bottoms Jr., his girlfriend and two Baker men in 2017 just hours before the two men were found shot to death inside a car on a rural road in …
A federal grand jury indicted nearly two dozen people accused of smuggling large amounts of drugs into the Louisiana State Penitentiary at Angola, including five former guards and several inmates, according to documents unsealed Tuesday.
A 12-person jury and two alternates were chosen Tuesday at the second-degree murder trial of a Greenwell Springs man accused of fatally shooting two Baker men inside a car in 2017.
The Livingston Parish death penalty case against Dakota Theriot, accused of killing three people in Livingston and two in Ascension, will move forward after a monthslong halt in which two public defense agencies said they did not have the funding …
Two men's convictions and sentences for their roles in a large-scale and violent drug trafficking ring in the Baton Rouge area have been affirmed by a federal appellate court.
The defense lawyer for a man accused in a double-homicide spent Monday seeking jurors who wouldn't hold his client in a negative light just because the defendant has a number of tattoos on his face.
The bodies of two Baker men were found in the back seat of a car in the rural St. Helena Parish community of Grangeville on June 1, 2017. They had been shot in the head, and were covered by a sheet.
Louisiana Supreme Court Justice Jefferson Hughes III says he acted appropriately in a two-decade-old case when he placed a 5-year old boy in the custody of his mother despite pending abuse charges against the mother’s boyfriend.
GONZALES — A state district judge says that, for the time being, Ascension Parish cannot ban the use of dirt to raise homes and businesses while it develops new rules on fill limits.
A jailed East Baton Rouge Parish justice of the peace facing horrific domestic abuse allegations has been barred by the state's top court from performing judicial functions.
A Baton Rouge man captured on video kicking a suspected Mall of Louisiana shoplifter while security officers held her down on the ground will be formally charged, East Baton Rouge Parish District Attorney Hillar Moore III said.
Prosecutors have charged a 54-year-old Lake Charles man with manslaughter in the April 11 death of a Baton Rouge nurse whom he allegedly attacked in a hospital a week earlier.
A 20-year-old Baton Rouge man is competent to stand trial in the 2017 shooting death of a Tennessee truck driver in a shopping center parking lot along Florida Boulevard, a judge ruled Wednesday.
A Tangipahoa Parish father who caused a crash that hospitalized and ultimately killed his 5-year-old son, pleaded guilty Monday to negligent homicide.
Recent attempts to settle a 2015 lawsuit alleging woefully inadequate inmate medical care at the Louisiana State Penitentiary at Angola haven't produced a resolution, but a federal magistrate says both sides will continue to talk.
A prosecutor asked a judge Monday to revoke former LSU wide receiver Drake Davis' probation in a domestic violence case, citing his weekend arrest on another count of battery of a dating partner.
Berkley Insurance Co. is asking a federal judge to find it is not responsible for the attorneys' fees of St. James Parish President Timmy Roussel and two other parish officials indicted on malfeasance counts in the fall of 2016.
A whistleblower lawsuit filed against the Louisiana State Police Commission by its former executive director was thrown out Monday by a Baton Rouge judge.
It took 15 years for a Louisiana Supreme Court justice’s admission of a troubling ethical lapse to see the light of day — but only a few weeks more for two remarkably similar mea culpas from Jefferson Hughes III to be revealed from his days as a L…
A federal appeals court Friday upheld a 10-year prison term for a Connecticut man convicted of directing a nationwide financial scheme that involved stolen identities and millions of dollars worth of counterfeit checks.
Two former LSU students and ex-Phi Delta Theta members who pleaded no contest to misdemeanor hazing in the 2017 alcohol-related death of fraternity pledge Max Gruver were sentenced Friday to 30 days in jail by a judge who said the penalty — the ma…
A 33-year-old Livingston Parish man has pleaded guilty to federal drug and gun charges, U.S. Attorney Brandon Fremin announced Thursday.