A convicted sex offender accused of pretending to be a police officer before abducting and raping a 17-year-old last year performed a sex act on the boy at the man's Baker home with boarded windows and also tried to use sex toys, a detective testi…
A state judge Tuesday let stand a Baton Rouge man’s life without parole sentence for the 2005 shooting death of 22-year-old Daniel Magee, giving Magee’s parents hope that they’ve come to the 19th Judicial District Courthouse for the final time.
A Baton Rouge firefighter who was allegedly intoxicated and speeding when he crashed into a woman's vehicle, causing her to have her leg amputated, will be arraigned next week on felony and misdemeanor charges stemming from the November incident.
GONZALES — Defense attorney Jarrett Ambeau showed Ascension Parish jurors a disturbing photograph of a dying Todd "T.J." Toups Jr. during last week's closing arguments in the murder trial of Toups' admitted killer, Jacob Westbrook.
Antoine Bowie waited in limbo. For days, the 16-year-old sat in what was supposed to be a short-term holding cell in East Baton Rouge Parish Prison's central booking area, the often busy and loud gateway into the jail.
For the second time in as many months, former LSU wide receiver Drake Davis was denied bail Friday in a domestic abuse case involving his girlfriend.
GONZALES — Prosecutors and defense attorneys spent 3½ days trying to convince an Ascension Parish jury which of the two teens instigated a fatal confrontation that left the mortally wounded Todd "T.J." Toups Jr. bleeding out on the gravel outside …
GONZALES — An Ascension Parish jury began deliberations Thursday in the second-degree murder case against Jacob Westbrook, who is accused of fatally stabbing a St. Amant High senior in a confrontation hours before his homecoming dance more than th…
A Baton Rouge pain management clinic's former billing supervisor admitted in federal court Thursday that she took part in a decade-long scheme to defraud Medicare and Blue Cross Blue Shield.
LIVINGSTON — An inmate who agreed after 20 years to testify against a co-conspirator in a high-profile murder case will walk out of prison soon, after the victim's mother blessed the deal in court Thursday afternoon.
A water leak that damaged an electrical panel forced the closure Wednesday of the 19th Judicial District Courthouse.
A 21-year-old Honduran man was convicted Tuesday of beating his former roommate to death in the victim's Gardere-area apartment in 2017.
A young woman and a teenager, both raped by a Baker man when they were girls, battled through tears Tuesday as they described at his sentencing how he impacted their lives and what he took from them.
A Baton Rouge lawyer who pleaded guilty in federal court in 2017 to forwarding videos of boys engaging in sexual acts with donkeys was suspended Monday for a year and a day by the state Supreme Court.
The Advocate filed a lawsuit Friday against Louisiana State Police over the agency's refusal to release a trooper’s body camera footage from a November traffic stop involving an off-duty New Orleans police officer.
GONZALES — Two different pictures emerged Friday in the murder trial of a youth accused of fatally stabbing a St. Amant High School senior hours before his homecoming dance in 2015: the inscrutable killer of a high school choir boy or a then-16-ye…
A former Elayn Hunt Correctional Center guard admitted this week that he assaulted two handcuffed inmates at the St. Gabriel prison and failed to stop other guards from doing the same to one of the prisoners, federal authorities said Friday.
WASHINGTON — Three Louisianans tapped by President Donald Trump for federal judicial posts cleared a key U.S. Senate committee on Thursday, leaving them one step away from confirmation.
Alton Sterling's 18-year-old son, who is accused of raping an 8-year-old boy while babysitting the child in December, is currently not competent to stand trial, a state judge ruled Thursday.
A Baker man pleaded not guilty Thursday in the September slaying of LSU basketball player and former University High standout Wayde Sims.
On its face, the man who authorities say admitted to killing five people, including his own parents, in a two-parish shooting rampage last month would be a clear candidate for the death penalty.
A grisly crime scene video that included a severely beaten body, blood on a bedroom's walls and ceiling, and a machete and bleach bottle sitting on a bathroom sink was shown to a jury Wednesday at the trial of a Honduran man accused in the 2017 k…
The trial of two men accused in the 2015 robbery, beating, abduction and killing of an elderly Highland Road couple was pushed back Tuesday to June 17 after a trove of new evidence was handed over to defense attorneys.
The man initially arrested in an August traffic stop that escalated into an officer shooting filed a lawsuit in federal court Tuesday alleging the Baton Rouge Police Department violated his constitutional rights by recklessly endangering his life,…
With jurors deadlocked, a federal judge on Monday declared a mistrial in the corruption case against former Drug Enforcement Administration agent Chad Scott, ending a two-week trial and throwing into question the future of a case that has roiled N…
Lee Turner Jr.'s first-degree murder convictions in the 2011 slaying of two CarQuest Auto Parts employees in Baton Rouge will stand, Louisiana's top court has decided.
Accused mass murderer Dakota Theriot was booked on five counts of first-degree murder Monday and ordered held without bail in the Jan. 26 shooting deaths of five people, including his parents, his girlfriend and two members of her family.
NAPOLEONVILLE — An Assumption Parish man was sentenced to 20 years in state prison this week after pleading guilty to repeatedly stabbing a man with pocket knife during a break-in at a home in Pierre Part.
A new team in the East Baton Rouge public defender's office is working to transform how low-income people are detained before trial so offenders who don’t need to be in jail aren’t trapped there for extended periods of time.
CONVENT — A Lutcher man faces up to 60 years in state prison after a St. James Parish jury found him guilty Thursday of a 2016 slaying in which the 19-year-old victim identified the accused shooter before his death, prosecutors said.
Two south Louisiana men have been sent to federal prison for their roles in a large-scale heroin trafficking organization based in Ascension Parish and Houston, Texas, U.S. Attorney Brandon Fremin said Friday.
A jury of eight women and four men was unable to reach a verdict Friday in the federal trial of former drug agent Chad Scott, prompting the judge to order the jurors to take the weekend off but to come back to the courthouse Monday to continue del…
A black Baton Rouge man convicted last summer of raping a teenager was granted a new trial Friday by a state judge who cited racial animus among some of the jurors.
A new judge was assigned Friday to preside over the case of slain LSU basketball player Wayde Sims, who was shot to death in September.
After closing arguments in which prosecutors said Chad Scott was a corrupt federal agent while defense attorneys called him a victim of lying witnesses, a jury in the trial of the former Drug Enforcement Administration agent deliberated five hours…
The judge assigned to the case of slain LSU basketball player Wayde Sims was disqualified Thursday after disclosing he knows Sims’ father and that his grandson went to school with the former University High standout.
Over a little more than two hours Thursday morning, attorneys for the government and former federal drug agent Chad Scott made their final pleas to the eight-woman, four-man jury that will convict or acquit him.
After listening to six days of testimony in support of the government's case against former federal narcotics agent Chad Scott, Scott's defense team took barely half a day to put its witnesses before the jury Wednesday in federal court.
Nine hours after three shots were fired into a black family's Sandy Ridge Drive home just after midnight on Sept. 11, 2017, a worker at a Coursey Boulevard Jiffy Lube a half-mile away saw a white man in a red car remove a gun from a mulched area a…
Alleged serial killer Ryan Sharpe was declared incompetent to stand trial after appearing before a state judge in Baton Rouge Wednesday — a ruling that mirrors previous findings in another jurisdiction where he also faces charges.
Despite the former LSU wide receiver’s claim that he means his girlfriend no harm, a state judge ordered Drake Davis held without bail Tuesday for violating a protective order that barred him from having any contact with the woman he's accused of …
A Baton Rouge man whose wife died in 2016 when she was thrown to the ground while clinging to a truck he was driving was sentenced to 2 1/2 years in prison on Tuesday.
An Independence man has been convicted of murdering a girlfriend who was in the process of ending their relationship and moving out of his house, Livingston Parish District Attorney Scott Perrilloux said.
Alton Sterling's 18-year-old son, who was accused last month of raping an 8-year-old boy, will be examined by three doctors to determine if he's able to assist his attorneys and is competent to stand trial.
A former LSU student accused of negligent homicide in the 2017 alcohol-related hazing death of fraternity pledge Max Gruver must give prosecutors the passcode to his seized cellphone, a state judge decided Monday in a landmark ruling that could be…
When Kenneth Gleason stands trial March 11 in the fatal 2017 shooting of a black man in Baton Rouge, prosecutors want jurors to hear that he allegedly shot another black man to death two days earlier and also fired into the home of a black family …
A state judge had advanced a class-action lawsuit alleging the state violates poor defendants' constitutional rights, setting up for trial a case that could upend Louisiana's struggling public defense system.
The parents of slain LSU basketball player Wayde Sims were seated in the front row of a downtown Baton Rouge courtroom Thursday when a grand jury indicted a Baker man on second-degree murder in their 20-year-old son’s September shooting death.