Murphy Painter, a former candidate for Ascension Parish president and ex-member of the state Alcohol and Tobacco Control Commission, has asked the state Supreme Court to disqualify all the judges in the parish from hearing his lawsuit claiming a c…
John C. Hebert, the 12-year justice of the peace for the St. Amant area who won a hard-fought election campaign last fall, has resigned from his seat less than two weeks into his third term.
A former Baton Rouge teenager accused of beating his girlfriend's 8-month-old daughter to death in 2017 was scheduled to stand trial next month.
A Baton Rouge teenager accused of fatally shooting an elderly woman during a botched 2019 burglary at her home near Tiger Bend and Antioch roads will stand trial Sept. 20, a judge decided Thursday.
The state Health Department’s effort to shut down a barbecue restaurant that has ignored a state requirement for customers and employees to wear masks to slow the spread of coronavirus will move forward in Livingston Parish following months of delays.
The sanity hearing for a Baton Rouge man suspected of killing three homeless people in December 2019 was pushed back Monday until March 30 to give doctors more time to examine him.
In a rarely seen move, a federal appeals court has removed a Baton Rouge federal district judge from the case of a convicted cocaine trafficker because the judge at three prior sentencing hearings failed to consider the local man's "extraordinary …
A woman's lawsuit against a company that owns the Alexandria restaurant where she trained to be a manager alleges one executive tricked her into going to his house alone, claimed to others that if he could not have sex with her, he would fire her,…
An associate of Baton Rouge rap artist NBA YoungBoy was indicted Thursday on a second-degree murder count in the 2017 shooting death of rival local rapper Gee Money.
An appeals court has refused to throw out a defamation lawsuit that Louisiana's former Veterans Affairs secretary filed against the state's legislative auditor and inspector general in 2017.
A Baton Rouge man already charged with multiple counts of attempted murder in a Mother's Day shooting on Plank Road was indicted Wednesday in a fatal September shooting on North Ardenwood Drive.
A federal judge in Washington, D.C., has thrown out a lawsuit challenging the wetlands permit for the $9.4 billion Formosa Plastics complex proposed in St. James Parish.
An appeals court has affirmed a Greenwell Springs man's convictions and consecutive life sentences in the 2017 slaying of two Baker men inside a car.
A Baton Rouge man once on death row and currently serving a life prison term for the 1992 execution-style killing of an LSU freshman now has a "path to parole" that he did not have before, his attorney says.
Embattled East Baton Rouge Parish School Board member Connie Bernard has pleaded guilty to a misdemeanor charge stemming from her 2018 arrest at a teen party in her neighborhood, avoiding a trial that had been set for next month.
A Zachary homeowner accused of fatally shooting a fleeing teenage burglar in 2017 and dragging his body into a nearby yard faces a life sentence if convicted of second-degree murder.
Two homeless people won't face second-degree murder charges in the fentanyl overdose of a homeless man in Baton Rouge.
When police questioned Carolyn Moore about two insurance salesmen killed during an armed robbery, she confessed without hesitation, confident the officers would understand her predicament.
Baton Rouge prosecutors announced Friday they would not pursue criminal charges against two New Orleans environmental activists arrested on terrorizing counts after leaving a box of plastic pellets on the doorstep of a chemical industry lobbyist.
A Baton Rouge man has been indicted in a fatal shooting on Jackson Avenue that was initially ruled an accidental drug overdose and later classified as the city's first reported homicide of 2020.
Alleged serial killer Ryan Sharpe will be retried next summer in Clinton in the October 2017 shooting death of a Boy Scout leader, and then stand trial next fall in Baton Rouge in the fatal September 2017 shooting of a former BREC commissioner.
A judge Thursday ordered the return of more than $47,000 seized from Baton Rouge rapper NBA YoungBoy when he and 15 others were arrested in September while creating a music video.
Berkley Insurance Company must cover the legal bills of former Ascension Parish President Kenny Matassa in his successful fight against a March 2017 election bribery charge, a state appeals court says.
A Baton Rouge man accused of fatally shooting two men inside a car off Scenic Highway in June was indicted Wednesday on second-degree murder counts.
A Baton Rouge man was indicted Wednesday in a June 27 shooting on Gus Young Avenue that killed one person and seriously injured another.
The alleged getaway driver in a fatal 2019 armed robbery on Cate Avenue is mentally competent, a state judge has ruled.
An East Baton Rouge Parish grand jury has indicted three men on rape counts and two of them on kidnapping charges, in separate August incidents.
The Louisiana Supreme Court said Friday that woefully underfunded public defenders cannot take it upon themselves to lighten their own caseloads, even if that would mean better service for poor clients, because only the state Legislature has the p…
Longtime attorney and former prosecutor Carson Marcantel is making a second bid for a vacancy on Baton Rouge City Court.
A state judge Thursday modestly reduced the bonds of two Baton Rouge cousins set to be retried next fall in the 2017 slaying of a man outside a Plank Road barbershop.
A Hammond man pleaded guilty this week to manslaughter and his son-in-law who lives in Baton Rouge was indicted on a murder count in the slaying of a relative in Sherwood Forest following an alleged advance toward the younger man's wife.
Two men were indicted Wednesday in a fatal attempted robbery last summer on Delaware Street in Baton Rouge that also injured another person.
A state appellate panel has upheld a lower-court ruling requiring Ascension Parish District Attorney Ricky Babin to provide Murphy Painter with the full copy of a recording that caused him to exit a fall 2019 runoff election for parish president.
A former Baton Rouge assistant principal accused of killing a pregnant colleague and dumping her body in an Iberville Parish ditch was indicted for murder and kidnapping charges Tuesday after his case was moved across the river.
Two cousins accused of killing a man outside a Plank Road barbershop in 2017 will have to be retried because a jury could not reach a verdict and a state judge declared a mistrial early Tuesday.
A Baton Rouge police officer's DWI trial was pushed back Monday after his court-appointed attorney said she only recently discovered her client was a law enforcement officer and questioned whether he could truly be indigent.
Voters in East Baton Rouge Parish selected two judges Saturday, one for the appellate court and another for the state district court.
Two men accused in the 2015 robbery, beating, kidnapping and strangling of a Highland Road couple in their 70s were given a Sept. 27 trial date Friday — the eighth trial date in the high-profile case.
A Baton Rouge man accused of strangling his wife in their bedroom in 2016 while their young daughter slept in her room was convicted of second-degree murder Thursday.
The U.S. Department of Justice has launched a statewide civil investigation into Louisiana's inmate release practices, the agency announced Thursday.
A Gonzales man was sentenced to almost 17 years in federal prison for distribution and possession of child pornography, according to a press release from the U.S. attorney for the Middle District Court of Louisiana.
A Baton Rouge man is under indictment in the June 6 stabbing death of his girlfriend at a Jefferson Highway apartment they shared.
A Baton Rouge man calmly told two dispatchers on June 6, 2016, that he had just strangled his wife in their Castle Hill Drive home, a jury at his second-degree murder trial heard Wednesday.
A convicted felon was indicted on murder and attempted murder counts Wednesday in a July 15 shooting off Plank Road that claimed the lives of two local chefs and wounded a woman.
Newly-elected 19th Judicial District Court Judges Christopher Dassau and Will Jorden won't take the bench until early January, but they haven't been sitting around basking in the glow of their Nov. 3 wins.
The nation’s highest court turned away a legal challenge from the Rev. Tony Spell, the Central pastor who sought to shield himself from criminal charges he faces for violating Gov. John Bel Edwards’ crowd-size restrictions by holding crowded churc…
Baton Rouge lawyer Eboni Johnson-Rose came tantalizingly close on Nov. 3 to an outright win in the three-candidate race for a seat on the 19th Judicial District Court, where her father and uncle already serve.