Tuesday, July 17, 2018
A black man charged with a gun offense claims he can't get a fair jury trial in East Feliciana Parish because a Confederate soldier statue outside the parish courthouse in Clinton symbolizes "oppression and racial intolerance of the African Americ…
Monday, July 16, 2018
A Baton Rouge man was not intoxicated, as his attorneys claim, when he confessed in graphic and chilling detail in 2014 to fatally bludgeoning a retired LSU athletics department employee and burying him in a tomato garden, a prosecutor contends in…
Sunday, July 15, 2018
A state-of-the-art juvenile prison in Avoyelles Parish has finally received state funding to open its doors — a long-awaited milestone for a Louisiana juvenile justice system that has seen crippling budget cuts and a rash of inmate escapes.
Saturday, July 14, 2018
A former LSU student charged with negligent homicide in the Sept. 14 alcohol-related hazing death of freshman fraternity pledge Max Gruver was told just days before the fatal incident to tone down his interaction with pledges, a recent court filin…
Friday, July 13, 2018
A federal judge presiding over the case of former federal drug enforcement agent Chad Scott has ordered prosecutors to turn over to defense attorneys copies of witness statements and other documents, which until now have been kept under lock and k…
WASHINGTON — A retired 25-year veteran of the U.S. Marshals Service is President Donald Trump's pick to serve as the next U.S. Marshal for the Baton Rouge-based Middle District of Louisiana.
Thursday, July 12, 2018
A defense attorney accused a New Orleans FBI agent on Thursday of staking out his family's home in Florida — a courtroom eruption that exposed long-simmering tensions in the prosecution of indicted federal lawman Chad Scott.
A 23-year-old Denham Springs man admitted Thursday he shot the ex-wife of Baton Rouge automobile dealer Hamid Ghassemi multiple times in the head in 2015 as part of a murder-for-hire plot allegedly orchestrated by Ghassemi and admitted he also ta…
Wednesday, July 11, 2018
Ascension Parish President Kenny Matassa was acquitted Wednesday of election bribery allegations that lingered over him and his administration for nearly two years.
Wednesday, July 11, 2018
A Baton Rouge man accused of fatally stabbing and shooting his girlfriend in their home on March 17 was indicted Wednesday on a second-degree murder charge.
East Baton Rouge Parish Assistant District Attorney Chris Hester announced Wednesday he'll run for the Baton Rouge City Court seat being vacated by retiring Judge Laura Prosser.
Wednesday, July 11, 2018
A prosecutor announced Wednesday she won’t pursue the death penalty against a 24-year-old Baton Rouge man accused in the apparently random killings of two black men in shootings just two days apart last September.
Tuesday, July 10, 2018
GONZALES — Prosecutors asked a state district judge Tuesday to hold Ascension Parish President Kenny Matassa accountable for an alleged bribery scheme they say was a violation of the fundamental right to vote.
Monday, July 09, 2018
The ex-wife and co-defendant of former Louisiana prison warden Nate Cain pleaded guilty Monday to a single count of conspiracy to commit wire fraud in the federal corruption case in which Cain and she are charged, according to court records.
Friday, July 06, 2018
WASHINGTON — A Metairie native who's built a bright career outside Louisiana as a conservative legal scholar finds herself just steps away from a possible lifetime appointment to the U.S. Supreme Court, a frontrunner as President Donald Trump pond…
Thursday, July 05, 2018
A former St. James Parish government accountant says parish officials harassed and fired her in September because she testified nearly two years ago before a grand jury investigating malfeasance in office allegations against Parish President Timmy…
A federal appeals court judge with New Orleans roots is among President Donald Trump's top three choices to fill the seat on the Supreme Court bench left vacant by retiring Justice Anthony Kennedy, according to a person familiar with Trump's think…
A former State Police trooper pleaded guilty Thursday to two felony counts of malfeasance in office, admitting he falsified times on traffic tickets he wrote during overtime shifts.
Tuesday, July 03, 2018
As the probe continues into the suspicious 2016 death of a Baton Rouge man in New Orleans, a prosecutor is asking a judge to put on hold a lawsuit that seeks to determine who is entitled to his $750,000 life insurance policy.
Monday, July 02, 2018
LIVINGSTON — Three houseboat dwellers docked along a marina near the town of Springfield don't need to worry about relocating, at least not yet.
LIVINGSTON — The Baton Rouge television station WBRZ-TV says it did not defame a former Walker Police officer when it ran a news report last year about an officer who hung what appeared to be a noose over a desk in the department.
Lawyer David Opperman, who failed to unseat 20th Judicial District Attorney Sam D'Aquilla in a heated 2014 election, was cooperating in a federal criminal probe of D'Aquilla when Opperman was accused in December of molesting a teenage girl 15 year…
A convicted sex offender accused of pretending to be a police officer before kidnapping and raping a 17-year-old boy in Baker pleaded not guilty Monday to a half-dozen felony charges.
Friday, June 29, 2018
A Slaughter woman accused in the 2015 poisoning death of her boyfriend was ordered held without bail Friday after a prosecutor alleged in a Baton Rouge courtroom that she committed the “cold and calculated” murder of not only that man but also her…
Thursday, June 28, 2018
A convicted felon accused of running over a Zachary firefighter and reserve police officer who was trying to arrest him was indicted Thursday on a manslaughter charge in the March 12 incident.
The ex-wife and co-defendant of former Louisiana prison warden Nate Cain intends to plead guilty in the federal corruption case in which the two are charged, court records indicate.
Wednesday, June 27, 2018
A 22-year-old Zachary man accused of kidnapping a Baton Rouge firefighter at gunpoint in May and forcing him to withdraw money from several ATMs was indicted Wednesday on charges that could put him in prison for the rest of his life.
Tuesday, June 26, 2018
Authorities in Florida have decided they have "insufficient probable cause" to pursue criminal charges against a St. John the Baptist Parish judge accused of sexually assaulting a 15-year-old girl during a beach vacation in Destin last year.
A Labadieville man was sentenced to seven years in prison after pleading guilty in federal court in New Orleans to drug conspiracy and weapons charges dating to 2013, U.S. Attorney Duane A. Evans announced Tuesday in a news release.
Prosecutors say a 50-year-old Slaughter woman should stay in jail even though she posted the $150,000 bail set by a judge after she was arrested in the poisoning death of her live-in boyfriend.
Monday, June 25, 2018
A grand jury on Monday indicted a St. John the Baptist Parish judge accused of sexually assaulting a 15-year-old girl and groping two other teenagers.
PORT ALLEN — A former officer with the city's police department is claiming Police Chief Esdron Brown tried to force him to attend mandatory religious counseling sessions, and when the officer refused, Brown retaliated with disciplinary actions th…
A state appeals court says a Baton Rouge man deserves to spend the rest of his life in prison for beating his 5-year-old son to death just months taking custody of him.
Saturday, June 23, 2018
Reginald Adams spent more than three decades in prison for the 1979 murder of a police officer's wife before the Orleans Parish District Attorney's Office set him free in 2014, citing misconduct by police and prosecutors.
Almost 60 years old, Gerald Manning still relies on the lessons he learned while playing high school sports, his last experience in free society before spending 41 years behind prison walls.
Friday, June 22, 2018
Former Scotlandville High School principal Calvin Nicholas should not have been fired in 2015 for using a stick to break up a student fight, a state appeals court ruled Friday.
Adler "Barry" Seal's third wife and the three children she had with him did not violate the slain drug smuggler-turned-government informant's privacy rights when they sold the story of his life to a major motion picture studio in 2014, a state app…
Thursday, June 21, 2018
Brookstown Middle School Principal James Smith, who resigned earlier this year from his part-time job as head coach of Southern University's cheerleading squad amid sexual misconduct allegations, is suing the university to obtain the records of it…
Wednesday, June 20, 2018
A Honduran national living in Zachary was convicted Wednesday on federal charges of sexually exploiting a minor and possessing child pornography, U.S. Attorney Brandon Fremin reported.
A 41-year-old Tickfaw man was sentenced to six years in federal prison for selling heroin in the Hammond area, according to U.S. Attorney for the Eastern District of Louisiana Duane Evans.
WASHINGTON — Louisiana Supreme Court Associate Justice Greg Guidry is the White House's choice to fill a vacant federal judgeship in the United States Court for the Eastern District of Louisiana, two sources with knowledge of the appointment proce…
Tuesday, June 19, 2018
A legal advocacy group filed an ethics complaint this week against four Louisiana district attorneys over their practice of shifting thousands of traffic tickets into lucrative pre-trial diversion programs. It accused the prosecutors of leveraging…
Nine members of an Ascension Parish-based drug network that trafficked cocaine and heroin in Louisiana, Mississippi and Texas have admitted their roles in the operation, U.S. Attorney Brandon Fremin reported Tuesday.
Monday, June 18, 2018
The criminal case against former prison warden Nate Cain and his ex-wife will move forward after a federal judge denied their request to suppress evidence key to their indictments for improper purchases on the Avoyelles prison's dime.
A judge in Livingston Parish sentenced a Denham Springs woman to 22 years in prison for causing a crash that killed a Watson man in 2016, said Matthew Belser, an assistant district attorney for the 21st Judicial District.
A Baton Rouge woman sentenced to 40 years in the horrific 2014 bedsore-related death of her 82-year-old mother is asking a state judge to reduce her prison term.
Sunday, June 17, 2018
A civil suit brought by two former LSU Dental School students who say they were unfairly kicked out of the New Orleans school is set to begin Monday in a Baton Rouge courtroom.
Friday, June 15, 2018
GONZALES — A state judge sentenced a Livingston Parish man to five years in prison after he admitted to taking a car on a test drive that was for sale but never returning it, prosecutors said Friday.