A state judge set bail at $100,000 Friday for Alton Sterling's 18-year-old son, who is accused of raping an 8-year-old boy last weekend while babysitting the child.
Friday, December 14, 2018
Thursday, December 13, 2018
Killian Mayor Gillis Windham spoke out in support of former Killian police chief Dennis Hill Thursday night in a social media post after Hill pleaded no contest to a felony charge of malfeasance in office.
Two Baton Rouge men were sent to federal prison Thursday following their convictions as felons in possession of firearms, U.S. Attorney Brandon Fremin reported.
Thursday, December 13, 2018
A Romanian national living in New Orleans was sentenced to two years in federal prison Thursday for ATM skimming around the Baton Rouge area, U.S. Attorney Brandon Fremin announced.
A 20-year-old Port Allen man has been indicted in the August shooting of a man in Baton Rouge who died several weeks later.
Wednesday, December 12, 2018
LIVINGSTON — The former Killian police chief pleaded no contest Thursday to a felony charge of malfeasance in office that will see him serve no jail time but require that he repay the town $994.
A children's rights group was appointed Wednesday to represent a Baton Rouge man in his court-mandated resentencing for the 2007 killing of a retired Southern University administrator.
The case against a boy charged at age 13 in the drug-related shooting death of a 32-year-old man was dismissed Wednesday after a juvenile court judge ruled prosecutors did not adequately prove the boy was involved in the killing.
Wednesday, December 12, 2018
Multiple public defender districts in Louisiana, including East Baton Rouge and Orleans, are at risk of becoming insolvent in a year or two if the state doesn't provide more funding, the head of the state board told legislators on Wednesday.
A 38-year-old Honduran man living illegally in Zachary was sentenced to just under 15 ½ years in federal prison for sexually exploiting a minor and possessing child pornography, U.S. Attorney Brandon Fremin said.
A Gonzales man has been sentenced to more than 9½ years in federal prison for his role in an Ascension Parish-based drug organization that trafficked heroin and cocaine in Louisiana, Texas and Mississippi.
Tuesday, December 11, 2018
A second former Port Allen police officer has filed a lawsuit alleging Police Chief Esdron Brown consistently forced his religion on his officer corps through mandatory meetings, and further claimed the chief used God's will as reasoning for unjus…
A Baton Rouge man who left his then-girlfriend paralyzed after shooting her six times as she took a bath last year was sentenced Tuesday to 45 years in prison, despite the victim's pleas that the judge be lenient in sentencing him.
Monday, December 10, 2018
A Baton Rouge man pleaded guilty Monday to vehicular homicide in a 2015 alcohol-related crash on Blackwater Road north of Hooper Road that killed a 35-year-old woman.
Monday, December 10, 2018
More than 5,000 Louisiana residents kept their access to birth control and health care screenings at Planned Parenthood clinics in Baton Rouge and New Orleans when the U.S. Supreme Court on Monday avoided a high-profile case by rejecting appeals t…
Sunday, December 09, 2018
A federal judge in New Orleans has dealt a blow to the government's case against former federal drug agent Chad Scott, ruling that the 14 counts he and co-defendant Rodney Gemar face must be split into two trials.
Saturday, December 08, 2018
Black people are underrepresented on pools from which grand jurors and trial jurors are selected in East Baton Rouge Parish, attorneys argue in the case of a black man accused of beating his 8-year-old son to death in 2012.
Friday, December 07, 2018
Thursday, December 06, 2018
Wednesday, December 05, 2018
Two Baton Rouge teenagers were indicted in state district court Wednesday in the Aug. 11 drug-related shooting death of a 32-year-old man at a North Foster Drive car wash.
A Baton Rouge man's death sentence in the 2011 slaying of two CarQuest Auto Parts employees at the company's Airline Highway store near Siegen Lane was thrown out Wednesday by the Louisiana Supreme Court.
Tuesday, December 04, 2018
A jury will be allowed to hear testimony that a former LSU student charged in the fatal 2017 alcohol-related hazing of Phi Delta Theta pledge Max Gruver was adamant about not wanting Gruver in the fraternity, a judge ruled Tuesday.
A 51-year-old Baton Rouge man's conviction and life prison term for a 2012 rape of an 8-year-old girl have been affirmed by the Louisiana Supreme Court.
Saturday, December 01, 2018
The bitter feud between Baton Rouge personal injury lawyers Gordon McKernan and E. Eric Guirard is done playing out publicly over television airwaves and inside a federal courthouse.
Friday, November 30, 2018
A Baton Rouge man's 17 ½-year prison term for cocaine trafficking was thrown out Friday by a federal appeals court that cited his "extraordinary cooperation" with the government and the unreasonableness of the sentence.
Thursday, November 29, 2018
A Baton Rouge man was indicted Thursday in the August home-invasion rape of a woman who summoned police by persuading him to let her order pizza, but calling 911 instead.
Wednesday, November 28, 2018
A Baton Rouge woman was sentenced to 28 months in federal prison Wednesday and ordered to pay $387,000 in restitution to a former employer that she defrauded, U.S. Attorney Brandon Fremin said.
Tuesday, November 27, 2018
A Gonzales woman who defrauded the U.S. Department of Education was sentenced Tuesday to two years in federal prison, U.S. Attorney Brandon Fremin said.
A 21-year-old Baton Rouge man was sentenced to 10 years in prison after pleading guilty Tuesday to manslaughter in a fatal October 2015 shooting.
An ex-LSU student charged with negligent homicide in the September 2017 alcohol-related hazing death of fraternity pledge Max Gruver is vigorously fighting prosecutors' attempts to obtain the password to his cellphone.
A Baker man was sentenced to 25 years in prison Tuesday after pleading guilty to manslaughter in the 2014 bludgeoning death of a man whose remains were found two years later wrapped in a tarp along an Iberville Parish bayou.
Monday, November 26, 2018
LIVINGSTON — The mother of Kayla Denham told the woman's convicted killer Monday that she hopes he feels the pain she and her family have suffered.
A Zachary man's conviction for trafficking large quantities of cocaine in the Baton Rouge area has been affirmed by a federal appellate court.
Sunday, November 25, 2018
The widow and children of a former BREC commissioner shot to death last year have obtained a $5.6 million judgment against Ryan Sharpe, the alleged serial killer accused — but not yet tried or convicted — in the killing.
Monday, November 19, 2018
The sentencing of a Baton Rouge man in the 2016 "play fighting" death of his 4-year-old son has been pushed back to February.
Sunday, November 18, 2018
Amid allegations of racially-charged juror misconduct, a state judge has ordered the prosecution and defense to steer clear of the jurors who recently convicted a black Baton Rouge man of raping a teenager.
Saturday, November 17, 2018
Driving around Livingston Parish with three barrels of body parts in the back of a Cadillac Escalade, Robert Taylor considered stopping at the Walker Police Department and telling officers about his gruesome cargo.
Friday, November 16, 2018
NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Louisiana can enforce an age minimum of 21 for erotic dancers in bars and nightclubs, a federal appeals court panel ruled Friday, reversing an earlier decision and rejecting the argument that state law is too vague about how muc…
Thursday, November 15, 2018
A Baton Rouge mail carrier who was observed dumping mail in a storm drain in the Broadmoor area several months ago has been indicted by a federal grand jury.
A woman accused of fatally poisoning her live-in boyfriend three years ago in Baton Rouge isn’t a “black widow” or a killer, a lawyer who is considering representing her said Thursday.
Wednesday, November 14, 2018
A 71-year-old Mandeville financial adviser who stole more than $1.1 million from elderly investors has been sentenced to 14 years in federal prison, U.S. Attorney Brandon Fremin announced Wednesday.
Two of the three doctors selected by a Baton Rouge judge to examine alleged serial killer Ryan Sharpe have concluded he isn’t competent to stand trial in the 2017 fatal shooting of a former BREC commissioner, the judge was told Wednesday.
Tuesday, November 13, 2018
A Greenwell Springs man accused of fatally shooting two Baker men last year and dumping their bodies in St. Helena Parish will stand trial in May.
Friday, November 09, 2018
A Baton Rouge man charged with burning down his Prairieville restaurant in 2015 to collect insurance money was accused this week of setting fire to his Jones Creek Road eatery last year to pocket more insurance proceeds.
Thursday, November 08, 2018
A 59-year-old Baton Rouge man has been accused of international money laundering and drug conspiracy by a federal grand jury, U.S. Attorney Brandon Fremin announced Thursday.
Maringouin's mayor, who claims "substantial irregularities and error" caused her to lose her re-election bid by four votes this week, asked a state court Thursday to either declare her the winner or order a new election.