A New York man has pleaded guilty to conspiracy to pass altered postal money orders and possessing stolen government property, the U.S. Attorney for the Eastern District of Louisiana said.
In the latest chapter of Baton Rouge rap drama, two local rappers were arrested this week in Miami after federal agents searched a south Florida house belonging to Fredo Bang and arrested his associate Lit Yoshi, who was already out on $1.82 milli…
A judge decided Thursday that a former Baton Rouge Police Department narcotics officer who has been arrested four times this year will remain jailed without bail, despite receiving what his lawyer called a favorable psychological evaluation.
GONZALES — Murphy Painter has a strong chance of proving that Ascension Parish President Clint Cointment and two others tried to sully his reputation during the 2019 election.
A woman accused of slaying an Ethel couple was convicted on two counts of first-degree murder Wednesday following a trial that saw prosecutors describe the gruesome killings in details and highlight the woman’s attempt to evade prosecution by flee…
More than two years before Ronnie Kato allegedly killed Baton Rouge Police Lt. Glenn Hutto Jr. and his girlfriend's stepfather in what began as a domestic dispute, he reportedly threatened his girlfriend by invoking the name of a man who killed th…
The wife of a Gonzales man who drowned inside his vehicle during May flooding on Bluebonnet Boulevard near the Mall of Louisiana is suing the state and city-parish, claiming a lack of barricades created a death "trap."
The fate of a woman accused of killing an Ethel couple in 2014 now lies in jurors’ hands after prosecutors and her defense team traded blows Tuesday in their closing statements.
Brandon Boyd was 17 when he fired into a crowd of people watching a street brawl on La Margie Avenue, killing a bystander in 2014, and two years later a judge labeled him "the worst of the worst type of person" while sentencing him to life without…
A Baton Rouge man whose recent murder trial in the 2017 slaying of an Allstate financial planner ended in a mistrial after a jury could not reach a verdict rejected an offer Monday to plead guilty to manslaughter in exchange for a 20-year prison term.
GONZALES — A former Ascension Parish sheriff's detective fired earlier this year after he was accused of stalking and committing battery against his ex-girlfriend has entered a pretrial diversion program and, if completed, could see his charges dr…
In hindsight, David Gerardo Bueso wishes he had testified in his own defense after the 2017 bludgeoning death of his best friend and former roommate, Jhoel Brisuela-Tercero, at a Baton Rouge apartment complex. After not doing so on the advice of h…
The co-owner of Boil & Roux restaurant was sentenced to 24 months in federal prison after he violated the terms of his supervised release.
The three-day qualifying period for the Oct. 9 elections ended Friday, leaving two candidates vying for an East Baton Rouge Parish Family Court seat and four more seeking a spot on Baton Rouge City Court.
Prosecutors said Thursday they want to try a Baton Rouge man separately in the shooting deaths of his girlfriend's stepfather and a police officer because the woman and her mother won't cooperate with the state.
Prosecutors disclosed Thursday they had recently received from Baton Rouge police a box of evidence regarding double homicide on Highland Road — six years after the killings and two months before the first trial is to begin.
Metro Councilwoman Erika Green qualified Wednesday to run for an East Baton Rouge Parish Family Court seat on the Oct. 9 ballot, and two lawyers filed qualifying papers for a Baton Rouge City Court seat.
The trial of a woman accused of playing a role in the killing of an Ethel couple in 2014 opened Wednesday with a prosecutor detailing the gruesome scene found at the pair's Lillian Lane home.
AMITE CITY — An Amite City councilman indicted in January on a slew of felony election fraud charges pleaded guilty Monday to one misdemeanor count after striking a deal with the district attorney.
The Times-Picayune and The Advocate filed suit Monday against the Louisiana State Police, asking a judge to review redactions the agency’s lawyers made to public records related to troopers involved in the violent 2019 death of Black motorist Rona…
At least six people — including a former fraud prosecutor and two state Fire Marshal’s Office employees — are accused of defrauding Louisiana of more than $800,000 to profit off the state’s hurricane relief efforts last year.
Two teenagers and two young adults are under indictment in the January slaying of a Baton Rouge man shot while driving on North 23rd Street.
A fiery Baton Rouge radio personality who called LSU basketball player Wayde Sims' accused killer a "piece of trash" in a 2020 broadcast and said any juror who doesn't find him guilty is a "loser" testified Friday that he speaks the truth and his …
LIVINGSTON — A federal appeals court is weighing whether the district attorney for a part of the Florida Parishes can be sued for coaxing false testimony out of a 10-year-old witness in a notorious murder trial, two years after a judge said immuni…
LIVINGSTON — The sex-crimes trial of a former Livingston Parish teacher who faces charges along with her ex-husband, a former sheriff's deputy, was delayed Thursday and might not occur until early next year.
A panhandler shot and killed outside Trader Joe's last August was "heavily intoxicated" at the time of his death and displayed "aggressive and threatening" behavior toward the Baton Rouge man accused of murdering him, defense lawyers claim in a co…
An appeals court has refused to reverse a Denham Springs man's second-degree murder conviction and life sentence and won't grant him a new trial in the 2013 heroin overdose of his girlfriend in Baton Rouge.
Prosecutors accused the alleged leader of a violent Baton Rouge drug ring Tuesday of burglarizing an associate's home and taking a pillowcase full of money just hours after the man's killing in September 2017.
The son of an unarmed panhandler fatally shot outside Trader Joe's last summer has filed a wrongful death suit against the Baton Rouge man charged with second-degree murder in the killing.
East Baton Rouge has a new chief public defender for the first time in almost three decades, bringing new leadership to an office that serves one of the largest judicial districts in the state.
Tommy Damico was a 29-year-old assistant district attorney on Aug. 11, 1981, when he attended and took part in an interview of a woman who claimed she had been abducted at gunpoint from the parking lot of the old Woman's Hospital on Airline Highwa…
David Bueso always maintained his innocence in the fatal 2017 bludgeoning of his ex-roommate in Baton Rouge, even after a jury voted 11-1 to convict him of second-degree murder in 2019 and he was sentenced to life in prison.
PAULINA — A Baton Rouge woman who worked in a St. James Parish post office admitted to stealing a $1,000 money order being sent through the mail, federal prosecutors said Thursday.
A Baton Rouge man labeled a "danger to society" by a judge was sentenced to 50 years in prison as a repeat offender Wednesday after he again rejected an offer that would have subjected him to significantly less time behind bars.
A Baton Rouge man accused of fatally shooting a 2-year-old boy during an October domestic violence rampage across the city is competent to proceed with his criminal case, a judge ruled Wednesday.
A Walker man won't be retried next month in the 2015 vigilante-style killing of his girlfriend's convicted molester because Monday marked the first time his lawyers have been able to meet with him in person since the coronavirus pandemic struck in…
It started as a personal injury claim before expanding into a U.S Supreme Court case with sweeping implications for activism and First Amendment rights. Now, Doe v. McKesson has been narrowed to a matter of state policy.
A Baton Rouge criminal court judge must add his 19th Judicial District Court colleagues to a lawsuit in his seniority-based fight for a civil seat on the state court, the Louisiana Supreme Court has agreed.
LIVINGSTON — A Livingston Parish jury on Wednesday found Christopher Glenn guilty on all counts stemming from a domestic dispute in which prosecutors say Glenn fatally stabbed his mother-in-law before trying to rape and murder his wife at their De…
Two women pleaded guilty Wednesday and two others entered a pretrial diversion program for their roles in what a Baton Rouge prosecutor called a "large fight" between a group of patrons and a Chili's hostess trying to enforce the restaurant's coro…
AMITE CITY — A grand jury found no evidence to support bringing criminal charges against a homeowner or a Tangipahoa Sheriff’s deputy involved in a double shooting last November that left a suspected burglar dead and the homeowner injured.
Six years after an Ascension Parish couple was found guilty in a Medicaid fraud scheme involving their personal care company, an appeals court has acquitted the husband while affirming his wife's conviction.
A Baton Rouge man accused of fatally shooting an Allstate financial planner in 2017 and threatening a witness will have to be retried because a jury could not reach a unanimous verdict Saturday and a judge declared a mistrial.
Fingerprints found on a cigar wrapper inside a slain Allstate financial planner's stolen truck in August 2017 belonged to the Baton Rouge man who is accused of killing him, a State Police analyst testified Friday.
A Baton Rouge man accused in the 2017 robbery-related slaying of an Allstate employee implicated himself in the homicide and then told a female friend she would "regret it" if she didn't keep silent, the woman told a jury Thursday.
A Baton Rouge man on trial in the 2017 shooting death of an Allstate financial planner during a robbery was portrayed by a prosecutor Wednesday as an "opportunist" who viewed the husband and father of four as an "easy target."
A Zachary man serving a life sentence as a repeat offender is entitled to "no relief" under U.S. Supreme Court rulings that outlawed split-jury verdicts but refused to make the ban retroactive, a state court commissioner has ruled.
An attorney for a former University of Alabama student accused of phoning in a bomb threat to a packed Tiger Stadium during the 2019 LSU-Florida football game said Tuesday he's still trying to resolve the case.
GONZALES —The East Ascension drainage district has "acted in a way that is manifestly arbitrary and unreasonable" when it refused for years to maintain roadside ditches in the town of Sorrento, even though the city's residents paid drainage taxes,…
Without ruling on the merits of a pastor’s lawsuit against Louisiana’s pandemic restrictions, a trio of appellate judges said the lower court should reconsider his claims for damages in light of recent case law.
An appeals court has upheld a Baton Rouge man's manslaughter conviction and 37-year prison term in the 2013 killing of a man after a dice game.