The majority of claims alleging grossly inadequate medical and mental health care in East Baton Rouge Parish Prison led to a 2017 in-custody suicide have grounds to proceed, a federal judge has ruled.
Saturday, September 22, 2018
Friday, September 21, 2018
A 22-year-old Baton Rouge man was convicted Friday of fatally shooting a Plank Road tire shop employee who died trying to stop a 2016 holdup outside the store.
Thursday, September 20, 2018
A former McKinley High School student who spent five days in the hospital in 2014 after he was ordered to do 200 push-ups for being tardy to marching band practice was awarded $185,000 by a jury Thursday.
Wednesday, September 19, 2018
A former McKinley High School assistant band director who ordered several students to perform push-ups for showing up late to a 2014 marching band practice offered an in-court apology Wednesday to an ex-student who was hospitalized for five days w…
Former LSU wide receiver Drake Davis, who had been accused previously of beating his girlfriend, faces additional charges after police found two short videos depicting nude children among cell phone messages he had received and read but not deleted.
Tuesday, September 18, 2018
A grand jury on Tuesday indicted two men suspected of killing and dismembering an Ascension Parish man and leaving his body parts stuffed inside containers off a road south of Walker.
Tuesday, September 18, 2018
A former McKinley High School student who spent five days in the hospital in 2014 after he was ordered to perform 200 push-ups for being late to marching band practice testified Tuesday his swollen arms resembled those of the cartoon character Pop…
An accused killer's statements that were made under intense police questioning even as he repeatedly invoked his Constitutional right to speak to a lawyer can be used at his murder trial in St. James Parish this fall, a state judge has ruled.
GONZALES — After entering a plea bargain to settle accusations that he bilked flood victims out of the tens of thousands dollars, convicted contractor Matthew Morris wants to claim he's a victim, too. Ascension Parish Sheriff Jeff Wiley doesn't wa…
Monday, September 17, 2018
The vice chairman of the Southern University System Board of Supervisors was charged Monday with filing a false public record after investigators found his voter registration and homestead exemption were for two different Ascension Parish addresses.
A Baton Rouge man who unintentionally fatally shot a young woman in 2015 as she rode in a car in front of a crowded house party in the Glen Oaks area was sentenced Monday to 20 years in prison.
Suspended LSU wide receiver Drake Davis was ordered Monday by a Baton Rouge judge to be held in jail without bond until further notice after Davis was arrested Sunday morning for the second time in a month for allegedly beating his former girlfriend.
Friday, September 14, 2018
A Baton Rouge woman serving 12 years in prison for discarding her newborn infant daughter in a trash dumpster in 2002 has commented publicly for the first time, saying "panic and fear" drove her actions on that tragic day.
Thursday, September 13, 2018
A convicted felon from Baton Rouge pleaded guilty Monday to possessing illegal drugs and nine firearms he was prohibited from having, U.S. Attorney Brandon Fremin announced.
The first-degree murder trial in the 2015 kidnapping and strangling of an elderly Highland Road couple was pushed back Thursday until March 18.
Wednesday, September 12, 2018
Attorneys for one of the men accused in the 2015 beating, robbery, abduction and killing of an elderly Highland Road couple filed court papers Wednesday asking that their client be tried separately from his co-defendant.
Tuesday, September 11, 2018
The management company for the Raising Cane's River Center will remain a defendant in a lawsuit filed over the abrupt cancellation of the 2015 Black and White Affair that was to be hosted by rap artist Torence "Boosie BadAzz" Hatch, a judge has decided.
Two boys ages 15 and 16 will be tried as adults in the Aug. 11 killing of a man at a North Foster Drive car wash during what prosecutors called Tuesday a botched deal for marijuana. A 13-year-old co-defendant will remain in juvenile court.
A member of the jury that convicted a Baton Rouge man last month in the 2003 rape of a teenager claims two white jurors made racially charged remarks about the defendant, who is black.
LIVINGSTON — The wife of French Settlement's police chief pleaded no contest to a first-offense drunken driving charge Tuesday in a plea deal that keeps her out of jail and also requires that she not get behind the wheel of a vehicle.
Monday, September 10, 2018
A $750,000 life insurance case involving a Baton Rouge man whose charred body was found in the back seat of his burned truck in New Orleans in 2016 won't move forward until criminal proceedings against his wife are completed, a judge ruled Monday.
Friday, September 07, 2018
A 37-year-old Denham Springs woman has pleaded guilty to stealing more than $30,000 in disaster aid funds meant for victims of the devastating August 2016 flooding.
A Slaughter woman who is accused in the fatal 2015 poisoning of her boyfriend and who prosecutors believe may have been involved in the suspicious 2016 death of her husband will stay behind bars without bail, a Baton Rouge judge has decided.
Thursday, September 06, 2018
Two former LSU students pleaded no contest Thursday to misdemeanor hazing in the alcohol-related death of freshman fraternity pledge Max Gruver, whose mother said was ready to “spread his wings and soar” when he arrived at the university a year ago.
Wednesday, September 05, 2018
A former LSU student accused in last September's alcohol-related death of Max Gruver was rebuked by fellow fraternity members for shooting pledges with an airsoft gun less than a week before the fatal hazing, prosecutors say.
Tuesday, September 04, 2018
A felon convicted of severely beating a St. Francisville man at a north Baton Rouge convenience store in 2013 after telling the victim he was in the "wrong neighborhood" has failed to convince the state's top court that his life prison term as a h…
LIVINGSTON — A Baton Rouge contractor accused of defrauding anxious flood victims following the August 2016 deluge was sentenced to a four-year prison term Tuesday under a plea bargain that saw him plead guilty but also claim innocence. Later Tues…
Sunday, September 02, 2018
Lee Turner Jr. began working for CarQuest Auto Parts in Baton Rouge just 11 days before the then-21-year-old fatally shot two employees, both husbands and fathers, during a Sunday afternoon robbery in 2011.
Saturday, September 01, 2018
Prosecutors have scuttled a multi-agency investigation into a notorious strip club in St. Helena Parish, saying an undercover agent crossed the line – and may have committed a crime – by digitally penetrating a woman during two private dances.
Friday, August 31, 2018
A 54-year-old man already serving a 22-year prison term for several robberies has been indicted in the 1987 abduction and rape of a woman in Baton Rouge.
Thursday, August 30, 2018
One of two Texas women found fatally shot in a car in Baton Rouge in 2015 was to be a key witness in a human trafficking case in Dallas — a case that was dropped after her death.
Wednesday, August 29, 2018
A Baton Rouge judge left in place Wednesday a Sept. 24 trial date for the brother of former LSU football star Derrius Guice and two others accused in a 2016 drive-by shooting.
Tuesday, August 28, 2018
Two men accused in the 2015 kidnapping and slaying of an elderly Highland Road couple are still set to go on trial Oct. 1 after making separate court appearances Tuesday.
Monday, August 27, 2018
The trial of a Baton Rouge man accused of fatally shooting a Plank Road tire shop employee during a botched 2016 robbery has been pushed back to Sept. 17.
Saturday, August 25, 2018
Just last fall prosecutor Chris Hester and lawyer Johnell Matthews found themselves in a six-candidate field, hoping to fill a vacant seat on Baton Rouge City Court.
Friday, August 24, 2018
A Baton Rouge judge has granted class-action status to a lawsuit that aims to upend Louisiana’s creaking public defense system.
Three boys — ages 13, 15 and 16 — accused of killing a man during a robbery two weeks ago will remain in custody at least until Sept. 11, when a judge will decide whether reasonable grounds exist to hold them further on second-degree murder counts.
Thursday, August 23, 2018
Rene Dairies suffers from diabetes, deafness and the lingering effects of a 2008 heart attack. He has a sister who misses him, and a daughter who grew up without him.
A French Settlement man has been sentenced to 20 years in prison for stabbing another 15 times at an Albany gas station last year, Livingston Parish District Attorney Scott Perrilloux announced Thursday.
Wednesday, August 22, 2018
Three members of the white supremacist Aryan Circle group pleaded guilty in federal court in Alexandria in the death of an Evangeline Parish man.
The attorney for a 37-year-old Clinton man accused of fatally shooting two men in East Feliciana Parish and a third in East Baton Rouge Parish over a four-month span last year said Wednesday his client's mental health is declining.
Tuesday, August 21, 2018
The youngest of four men accused in the alleged murder-for-hire of Baton Rouge automobile dealer Hamid Ghassemi's ex-wife in 2015 likely won't stand trial next week as scheduled.
Monday, August 20, 2018
A 34-year-old Baton Rouge man with prior gun and drug convictions was sentenced Monday to two years in federal prison for drug trafficking, U.S. Attorney Brandon Fremin said.
In the latest legal skirmish over password-protected smartphones, prosecutors are asking a Baton Rouge judge to order a former LSU student accused of hazing in the September alcohol-related death of freshman fraternity pledge Max Gruver to turn ov…
A suspended LSU football player who allegedly punched and grabbed his former girlfriend in a series of incidents over the past 15 months was ordered Monday to be inside by 10 p.m. each night and to have no contact with the woman.
Friday, August 17, 2018
The judge who ordered a Baton Rouge woman to spend 40 years behind bars in the horrific 2014 bedsore-related death of her 82-year-old mother has refused to reduce the sentence.
Thursday, August 16, 2018
The family of Maxwell Gruver, an LSU student who died in a Phi Delta Theta hazing incident last year, filed a federal lawsuit Thursday, saying the school and fraternity knew for years that pledges were being abused and that the 18-year-old's death…