The Louisiana Judiciary Commission is recommending that 71-year-old Baton Rouge City Court Judge Johnell Matthews be removed from office or involuntarily retired, which is a complete reversal of what a commission-appointed hearing officer decided …
Six years after the strangled bodies of a Baton Rouge couple in their 70s were found in the backseat of their pickup at a Hammond gas station, jury selection is set to begin Monday in the trial of one of two men accused in their shocking deaths.
A one-time Ascension Parish couple convicted in the attempted robbery and slaying of a Gonzales man each faces 35 years in state prison after convictions this week.
As if Louisiana's heat and humidity weren't enough for migrant workers on a sugar cane farm, a Rosedale farmer withheld food and water from them for a time in June, even telling them to "drink from the ditch" if they needed relief in 90-degree tem…
A Baton Rouge man accused of sexually assaulting a 12-year-old girl at a church in 2012 was convicted this week for a second time.
A Baton Rouge teenager who faced a possible life prison term in the 2019 shooting death of his mother's boyfriend pleaded guilty to reduced charges Monday and was sentenced to seven years behind bars.
The Louisiana Supreme Court on Friday extended its own court filing deadlines again as the state recovers from hurricanes Ida and Nicholas.
A jury heard closing arguments Tuesday at the trial of a Baton Rouge man accused of raping a 15-year-old girl in 2003, but the panel won't begin deliberating his fate until Thursday because of the after-effects of Hurricane Nicholas.
A woman testified Monday for the second time in three years that a Baton Rouge man raped her in 2003 when she was 15 after giving her a ride home from a Sunday church service.
The teenage daughter of a Baton Rouge man accused in the 2011 slaying and dismembering of his wife, Brusly High School teacher Sylviane Finck Lozada, says she misses her father and is asking a judge for leniency for him.
A judge revoked Lit Yoshi's $1.82 million bond Thursday after an FBI agent testified that five guns, ammunition and a bulletproof vest were found in July in a Florida home where the rapper was under house arrest while awaiting trial.
A Baton Rouge woman accused of threatening car passengers with a gun for driving down her flooded street last summer did not point the gun at anyone and only retrieved it from her home after hearing someone in the car say they had a gun, her attor…
Attorneys for an accused Baton Rouge cop-killer are objecting to the state's request to try him separately in the April 26, 2020, shooting deaths of his girlfriend's stepfather and police Lt. Glenn Dale Hutto Jr.
Citing Hurricane Ida's catastrophic damage, the Louisiana Supreme Court has ordered the suspension of time limitations in criminal cases in a 25-parish area that includes the Baton Rouge, New Orleans and Acadiana areas.
A Baton Rouge man jailed in the May 1 home-invasion slaying of a Southern University Law Center alumnus is now under indictment.
A defamation claim that former Southern Lab High School head football coach Marcus Randall filed against the Southern University Board of Supervisors in 2017 has been thrown out by an appellate court. His claims against the group that administers …
One jury will decide whether Louisiana financial regulators contributed to the massive losses suffered by 900 investors from Louisiana and 36 other states in the Stanford Trust Co. debacle and, if so, what damages they are owed, a judge ruled this week.
An alleged serial killer accused of fatally shooting three homeless people near downtown Baton Rouge in December 2019 is being sent to a state mental facility for evaluation.
Convicted Baton Rouge serial killer Kenneth Gleason, who was accused of fatally shooting two Black men and firing into the home of a Black family over a four-day span in 2017, was handed a mandatory life prison term Monday by a judge who said the …
A Baton Rouge man awaiting trial in the 2011 killing and dismembering of his wife, Brusly High School teacher Sylviane Finck Lozada, is begging a judge for his freedom.
Former LSU offensive line coach James Cregg is suing the university for breach of contract after the school said he violated NCAA rules and parted ways with him several months ago.
A Baton Rouge man and two from Baker have been indicted in a drug-related ambush killing on Napoleon Street that involved fake money and injured two others.
A Baker man is under indictment in the April shooting death of a Jefferson Parish man at a Wooddale Boulevard apartment in Baton Rouge.
A Baton Rouge attorney no longer faces a felony charge stemming from a welfare check on his son at his home last August during which the lawyer cursed police officers, punched one, and ultimately suffered broken ribs and a punctured lung.
A federal judge says that while a medical college in Monroe may have valid reasons for doing so, it cannot deny admittance to three would-be doctors who don't want to get vaccinated against the coronavirus.
A Baton Rouge man with a history of domestic abuse has been sentenced to 30 years in prison after pleading guilty to manslaughter in the 2017 shooting death of a woman.
The day before a panhandler was shot to death last August outside the Trader Joe's on Perkins Road, he had been banned from a nearby shopping center after a complaint about aggressively begging customers for money, according to a police report rev…
A Baton Rouge man found not guilty by reason of insanity last August in a fatal 2019 traffic crash will enroll at LSU so he can take online courses this fall from a state mental hospital, it was disclosed in court Monday.
A Baton Rouge man accused in the July 2019 slaying of local civil rights activist Sadie Roberts-Joseph has been given a March 14 trial date.
Nearly four years after Fatrell Queen's body was found in his bedroom closet, his family is accusing one or more former Port Allen police officers of fatally shooting the 28-year-old man and covering up the alleged crime.
Fifteen years after a Baker man was convicted of murdering his daughter's boyfriend in Central and sentenced to life in prison, a federal appeals court has ordered a new trial because the defense failed to interview a key witness and her roommate.
A Baton Rouge judge overruled a request for additional time and told lawyers for the Louisiana State Police that he will decide for himself what information the agency can withhold from the public on the personnel file of a state trooper involved …
Alleged serial killer Ryan Sharpe's retrial in the 2017 shooting death of a Boy Scout leader in East Feliciana Parish has been postponed because his lawyer is once again questioning Sharpe's mental competence.
A Baton Rouge man who shot a police sergeant in the leg as he and other officers responded to a 2019 domestic call was sentenced to 30 years in prison Monday.
Some 900 investors from Louisiana and three dozen other states who claimed in 2009 that Louisiana financial regulators contributed to their huge losses in the Stanford Trust Co. debacle are inching closer to their day in court — but what that tria…
Several Baton Rouge-area judges have been offering defendants on probation the option of getting a COVID vaccine to reduce or eliminate their community service hours, and reaction has largely been positive in the criminal justice system.
A COVID-19 outbreak at U.S. District Court in Baton Rouge has forced the court to conduct all activities remotely until at least mid-August.
A Baton Rouge teenager accused of fatally shooting a 74-year-old woman during a 2019 attempted burglary at her home won't stand trial next month because his sanity hearing has been pushed back until October.
A Baton Rouge man accused of fatally stabbing his neighbor at a senior living facility in April was indicted Thursday on a second-degree murder charge.
Claiming he's "not a problem child," a Baton Rouge teenager awaiting trial in the 2019 shooting death of a 74-year-old woman is begging a judge to release him from jail after another arrest.
A Baker man caught with two loaded guns, including an AK-47, as well as heroin, methamphetamine and other illegal drugs when deputies searched his house and car in 2019 has been sentenced to more than nine years in federal prison, authorities said…
A year after his nonunanimous murder conviction and life sentence in the 2015 stabbing and strangling of his girllfriend's convicted molester were thrown out, a Walker man pleaded guilty Monday to manslaughter and obstruction of justice in exchang…
A Baton Rouge woman caught on surveillance video punching a teenage Chili's hostess in the face and striking her with a "wet floor" sign last August as the waitress tried to enforce COVID-related safety rules pleaded guilty Monday to aggravated ba…
Baton Rouge criminal court Judge Beau Higginbotham, who claims he was unlawfully passed over for a seat in civil court despite his seniority, is suing the entire 19th Judicial District Court bench and three of its former judges.
Baton Rouge City Court candidate Carson Marcantel will stay in the race after a state judge Wednesday dismissed a lawsuit that sought to disqualify him.
A state judge disqualified Baton Rouge City Court candidate Colette Greggs from the Oct. 9 election on Tuesday, noting that, because of where she lives, she isn't even qualified to vote in the contest for the job she wants.
A Baton Rouge judge placed a custody hold Monday on local embattled rapper Lit Yoshi, who already was facing seven attempted murder counts arising from two shootings in the city last year when he was arrested last week in Florida in yet another ra…
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…