When a Baton Rouge woman stands trial in the 2015 poisoning death of her live-in boyfriend, prosecutors want the jury to know they have compelling evidence that they say points to her killing her husband in 2016.
A judge refused Friday to toss out a Baton Rouge man's 2016 murder indictment in the strangling of his wife, rejecting his argument that the grand jury that charged him was chosen from the same jury pool that Louisiana's top court earlier this yea…
Two of five people charged in a horrific Amite case in which an autistic woman was kept in a backyard cage and psychologically and physically abused have been sentenced in federal court.
GONZALES — For a day and a half, prosecutors argued that then 17-year-old Jacob Westbrook, awaiting his second-degree murder trial in an Ascension Parish jail juvenile dorm, was the victim of gradual domination by other teens that ended in his bei…
GONZALES — Eight months removed from his acquittal in the October 2015 slaying of a St. Amant High senior, Jacob Westbrook testified Wednesday that two youths in the Ascension Parish Prison juvenile dorm raped him in early 2017 while he awaited hi…
John Paul Funes, the former chief fundraiser for Our Lady of the Lake hospitals who pleaded guilty earlier this year to embezzling more than $550,000 from 2012 to 2018, will learn his punishment in federal court on Thursday, Oct. 24.
WASHINGTON (AP) — Liberal and conservative justices seemed split Wednesday on whether to grant a new sentencing hearing to Lee Boyd Malvo, one of two snipers who terrorized the Washington, D.C., region following a killing rampage that stretched fr…
A Baton Rouge man was indicted Wednesday on three counts of first-degree murder in the June slaying of his ex-girlfriend, her boyfriend and her 72-year-old grandmother in the elderly woman's home off South Harrell's Ferry Road.
The Louisiana Supreme Court has let stand a Baton Rouge woman’s 40-year prison sentence in the gruesome 2014 bedsore-related death of her 82-year-old mother.
Rather than waiting an average of 55 days as they have in the past, people who are arrested in East Baton Rouge Parish, but can't afford their bail, will now spend just two to three days behind bars before they are formally charged with a crime.
A former LSU student's sentencing in the 2017 alcohol-related hazing death of Phi Delta Theta fraternity pledge Max Gruver has been pushed back to Nov. 20.
A Baton Rouge man accused of strangling his wife is asking a judge to throw out his 2016 murder indictment, claiming the grand jury that charged him was picked from the same jury pool that the Louisiana Supreme Court later said was "improperly con…
A Baton Rouge teenager already facing second-degree murder and armed robbery charges was indicted Thursday on additional armed robbery counts.
A jury on Thursday found a Livingston Parish man guilty of second-degree murder in the death of a Maurepas teen whose skull was repeatedly bludgeoned with a hammer after having her neck and jaw broken while she was still alive and whose body was d…
In a series of interviews recorded by detectives, John Cowart went from vehemently denying any knowledge of Emily Rodgers’ disappearance to eventually leading police to her brush-covered body on the side of a Maurepas road and to an admission that…
The Ascension Parish Sheriff's Office has formally denied allegations of racial profiling lodged against it by a Baton Rouge man of Hispanic descent who was detained for several days last year after a drunken-driving arrest.
Terrell Anthony's ankle monitor should have allowed authorities to track his whereabouts in the hours after witnesses told detectives he'd killed his wife at their Watson home and fled the scene. But something went wrong, and authorities are still…
Former state Alcohol and Tobacco Control chief Murphy Painter's long-running defamation lawsuit against the Louisiana Office of Inspector General and others is minus one defendant following action this week by the nation's highest court.
A Livingston Parish man accused of shooting his girlfriend, chasing her down and then shooting her again as she ran for help claimed to investigators that the woman had a gun and was threatening him first.
A Baton Rouge woman whose self-defense claim in the 2017 shooting death of her boyfriend was contradicted by surveillance video was convicted Friday on second-degree murder.
A judge on Friday denied a convicted Baton Rouge rapist's request for a new trial after concluding that a black juror's allegation of racial bias, bullying and intimidation by several white jurors was not corroborated by her fellow jurors.
WASHINGTON — The battle over a Louisiana law that would require abortion providers to have admitting privileges at local hospitals is heading to the U.S. Supreme Court.
It's not unusual for someone to be arrested in East Baton Rouge Parish but never charged with a crime, and local officials are implementing a new process aimed at limiting the time people spend behind bars while waiting for a decision from prosecu…
The Louisiana Supreme Court refused Thursday to move a black man's trial out of East Feliciana Parish because a statue of a Confederate soldier stands in front of the Clinton courthouse.
Two brothers from Slaughter have been indicted in the June shooting death of a 23-year-old Zachary man who authorities say was killed as part of an ongoing rivalry.
Records from a health center that's accused of misdiagnosing Iberville Parish students as having serious mental health disorders will follow those students for years, authorities say, but the full impact of the false reporting — part of an alleged…
A Baton Rouge woman told detectives she feared for her life when she fatally shot her boyfriend in self-defense in 2017, but one of those detectives told a jury Wednesday that surveillance video shows the man moving backward with his hands up and …
A 40-year-old Baton Rouge man has been sentenced to more than nine years in federal prison on gun and drug charges, U.S. Attorney Brandon Fremin reported Monday.
An appeals court has affirmed a Baton Rouge man's conviction and 40-year prison term in a horrific cruelty case involving his then-20-month-old son, who had a burn mark from a fork on his leg when he was rushed to a hospital unconscious in 2009.
LSU basketball player Wayde Sims died a year ago Saturday, and the Baker man accused of fatally shooting him remains behind bars on a second-degree murder charge.
A Baton Rouge man who first told authorities his longtime girlfriend fatally shot herself, then said he accidentally shot her at her apartment, was unanimously convicted Friday of second-degree murder in her 2014 death.
It took less than nine seconds for a routine disturbance call to escalate into a law enforcement shooting that left an unarmed suspect dead behind the wheel of his car outside his relatives' home in Baton Rouge's Highland Club subdivision, accordi…
The trial of alleged Baton Rouge serial killer Kenneth Gleason which had been set to begin next month has been pushed back to April.
A Baton Rouge man accused of fatally shooting his longtime girlfriend more than five years ago is being tried this week on second-degree murder, but Jason Allen Bringier's attorney is calling it an accident.
A 44-year-old man has admitted his involvement in a Mexican-based drug ring that distributed cocaine and heroin from Mexico to Baton Rouge, U.S. Attorney Brandon Fremin said Wednesday.
Baton Rouge City Court will be open this Saturday to resolve bench warrants and handle any traffic or criminal matters.
Two Baton Rouge residents were sent to prison Monday after admitting their guilt in a fatal 2017 armed robbery at an Airline Highway motel.
A Denham Springs woman’s proposed class action lawsuit against e-cigarette manufacturer JUUL Labs Inc. marks the first vaping case in a federal court in Louisiana, mirroring similar cases playing out across the country.
A Baton Rouge man awaiting trial in the 2015 slaying of two Texas women was found guilty Thursday of robbing a convenience store clerk at gunpoint and then trying to rob a hotel security guard — both times clad in an Atlanta Falcons cap — just 12 …
An 18-year-old Baton Rouge man was indicted Thursday on second-degree murder in the April 30 shooting death of a 15-year-old boy.
A 27-year-old East Feliciana Parish man accused of raping a 12-year-old Baton Rouge girl twice in April was indicted Wednesday.
A 30-year-old Baton Rouge man was accused by a grand jury Wednesday of raping a 4-year-old girl and molesting a 6-year-old girl.
In New Orleans Saints country, an Atlanta Falcons hat proved to be a key piece of evidence that tied a Baton Rouge man to the July 2015 armed robbery of a store clerk and the attempted armed robbery of a hotel security guard two hours later, a pro…
An attorney for a 74-year-old Baton Rouge man accused of kicking a suspected Mall of Louisiana shoplifter in the face while she was held down by security personnel entered a not guilty plea on his behalf Monday.
A state judge Monday tossed out a lawsuit filed by a former Lee High student who wanted the East Baton Rouge Parish School Board to reverse his December expulsion and pay him damages.
GONZALES — A Prairieville man faces a mandatory life sentence after an Ascension Parish jury convicted him of an April 2017 slaying with a nonunanimous verdict that would have been barred had the crime been committed after Jan. 1.
People who are arrested in East Baton Rouge Parish, but can't afford their bail, typically spend more than a month sitting behind bars before they're even charged with a crime.
Four deaf students from Saudi Arabia are suing Southern University, claiming the school's failure to consistently provide a sign language interpreter in their classes at the Baton Rouge campus violates federal law and jeopardizes their education.
A Baton Rouge teenager is under indictment in the shooting death of his mother's 36-year-old boyfriend, whose decomposing body was found last month inside his Scotlandville home.
A 16-year-old Baton Rouge boy has been indicted on second-degree murder in the death of a teenager whose body was dumped behind Olympia Stadium in June.