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.
Thursday, November 15, 2018
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.
Wednesday, November 14, 2018
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.
Thursday, November 08, 2018
Wednesday, November 07, 2018
A Baton Rouge judge did not abuse his discretion in sentencing a Walker woman to 35 years behind bars in the gruesome 2015 slaying of a man who two weeks earlier had been placed on probation after pleading “no contest" to molesting her as a child,…
CLINTON — A state judge on Wednesday again denied a black defendant's request to move his trial from the East Feliciana Parish courthouse because of the Confederate statue that stands outside, which his attorney called a symbol against justice tha…
Tuesday, November 06, 2018
GONZALES — Voters elected Erin Wiley Lanoux, the daughter of the sitting Ascension Parish sheriff, as the next Parish Court judge, replacing a four-term incumbent who did not seek another six years in office.
A state appeals court has affirmed a Walker man's second-degree murder conviction and life prison term in the 2015 vigilante-style stabbing and strangulation of his girlfriend's convicted molester in his Zachary trailer.
Monday, November 05, 2018
The 13-year-old boy arrested in the fatal shooting of a 6-year-old boy on Friday appeared Monday in juvenile court, where a judge found enough evidence to proceed with the case against the teen, setting his bail at $15,000.
Monday, November 05, 2018
AMITE — A judge in Tangipahoa Parish agreed Monday to release from jail a woman accused with other family members of holding an autistic relative in a cage.
A Texas man who admitted Monday he fatally shot a West St. John High School assistant football coach who police say was trying to defuse a confrontation outside a Baton Rouge nightclub in 2014 was sentenced to 40 years in prison.
Sunday, November 04, 2018
A man who authorities said crashed his car into a Watson convenience store in March because he believed the owners were Muslim pleaded no contest to a hate crime in Livingston Parish, although the man claims it was an accident.
Saturday, November 03, 2018
When Cocha restaurant owners Enrique Piñerua and Saskia Spanhoff decided they wanted to spruce up their block of North 6th Street, they reached out to the Arts Council of Greater Baton Rouge and the Downtown Development District for ideas.
Friday, November 02, 2018
For a second time in three years, a St. James Parish man has been convicted in a 2013 stabbing outside a River Road bar and now faces up to 40 years in state prison, prosecutors said Friday.
Thursday, November 01, 2018
A Baton Rouge man accused of killing another man during an argument in Holden last November was sentenced to 35 years in prison, said Livingston Parish District Attorney Scott Perrilloux.
Wednesday, October 31, 2018
A panel of judges has been asked to determine whether pipeline companies authorized to seize land under eminent domain are subject to Louisiana’s open records laws even if they don’t receive tax dollars.
The trial of a Texas man accused of fatally shooting a West St. John High School assistant football coach outside a Baton Rouge nightclub in 2014 is on track to start Monday, a prosecutor and defense lawyer told a judge Wednesday.
Tuesday, October 30, 2018
A Baton Rouge man who turned a $4,000 profit from inside information he received before the Shaw Group was acquired by Chicago Bridge & Iron Co. for $3 billion was sentenced Tuesday to 16 months in federal prison, U.S. Attorney Brandon Fremin said.
A Louisiana law that takes effect in March and will allow felons who have been out of prison for five years to register to vote — despite remaining on probation or parole — doesn't go far enough to address state laws that "unconstitutionally disen…
A Baton Rouge man accused of shooting at his family and a police officer in February, seriously wounding the officer, was found competent to stand trial by a state judge Tuesday.
Sunday, October 28, 2018
Baton Rouge's prosecutors have begun reviewing dozens of cases involving a former police officer found untruthful in a high-profile case in which he shot at a fleeing motorist, landing Yuseff Hamadeh on a list of 30 local law enforcement officers …
Friday, October 26, 2018
LIVINGSTON — Attorneys for a man convicted of murder 20 years ago told a state judge Friday that a flake of skin extracted from the victim's car could bolster his claim he had nothing to do with the Albany teenager's death. The judge OK'd genetic …
The late African-American soul and jazz musician Gil Scott-Heron released "Gun" back in 1981, but longtime Baton Rouge state District Judge Bonnie Jackson says the song speaks to what is happening now in this community.
Thursday, October 25, 2018
A Morgan City man convicted of insider trading in connection with Chicago Bridge & Iron Co.'s $3 billion acquisition of Baton Rouge-based Shaw Group has been sentenced to 32 months in federal prison, U.S. Attorney Brandon Fremin said Thursday.
LIVINGSTON — A 26-year-old man was convicted of second-degree murder Thursday in a three-day trial that asked 12 Livingston Parish jurors to weigh the value of the life of a young woman who was killed on an appointment with a client for a sensual …
Wednesday, October 24, 2018
A Texas man was sentenced Wednesday to 33 months in federal prison and ordered to forfeit nearly $70,000 in drug proceeds for his role in an Ascension Parish-based narcotics trafficking network.
The attorney for a convicted Baton Rouge rapist said Wednesday he wants the jury subpoenaed so he can get to the bottom of allegations that two white jurors made racial comments about the black man during his trial.
LIVINGSTON — Harrison Schmidt was still sleeping when his longtime girlfriend left their apartment in Baton Rouge to see a client for a sensual massage.
A new pre-trial diversion program received a boost in funding Wednesday to help pay for continued efforts to place qualified offenders in treatment rather than jail.
Tuesday, October 23, 2018
LIVINGSTON — Even though Kayla Denham was offering massage and other sexual services and had drugs in her system at the time of her death, her life should not be discounted, a prosecutor told a jury Tuesday in the second-degree murder trial of Chr…
A Baker man described by a prosecutor as a "master manipulator" was convicted Tuesday of raping two young girls and committing a sex crime against another over the span of a decade.
Monday, October 22, 2018
A former Baton Rouge automobile dealer accused in the murder-for-hire of his ex-wife in 2015 will go on trial in April.
Thursday, October 18, 2018
Less than a month before Louisiana voters weigh in on the future of the state’s unusual split-jury law, a Sabine Parish judge has issued a sweeping decision that declares the law was crafted with racist intent, continues to have a discriminatory i…
A 38-year-old man was indicted Thursday in the June 13 shooting death on College Drive of a young woman with whom he previously had a rocky romantic relationship.
A veteran state judge railed against what she called a “culture of young black males" carrying guns as she sentenced a 21-year-old man to 12 years in prison for accidentally shooting and killing a woman while he was in the back seat of a car she w…
The son and daughter of a 77-year-old Baton Rouge woman who died in July from infected bedsores pleaded not guilty to manslaughter Thursday.
Wednesday, October 17, 2018
The attorneys for a woman accused of fatally poisoning her live-in boyfriend in Baton Rouge in 2015 withdrew from her case Wednesday.
Tuesday, October 16, 2018
Politically connected Mandeville businessman Raymond Reggie has a new attorney and a new trial date in Baton Rouge federal court in his long-running fraud case.
A Baton Rouge man has been sentenced to 15 years in prison after pleading guilty in the April 2016 stabbing death of a 62-year-old former co-worker and roommate.
Monday, October 15, 2018
A man accused of being an accessory to the murder of a man later found dismembered suggested dumping the body on his "family land," a detective testified at a hearing Monday in Livingston Parish.
A Walker man who worked for Baton Rouge automobile dealer Hamid Ghassemi pleaded guilty Monday in an alleged murder-for-hire plot targeting Ghassemi's ex-wife in 2015, telling a judge he took part in her abduction and slaying and also personally b…
Saturday, October 13, 2018
A black juror's allegation that two white jurors made racial remarks about a black Baton Rouge man recently convicted of raping a teenager isn't enough to warrant a new trial, according to a prosecutor who is casting doubt on the juror's claim.