East Baton Rouge Parish is putting all jury trials on hold — perhaps into June — after the state Supreme Court declared Thursday that the parish's jury pool was so flawed that a Shreveport judge must start over from an entirely new jury pool in th…
A former tenured LSU professor fired in 2015 for using vulgarity, and talking about her sex life and the sex lives of students in her elementary education classes, is urging a federal appellate court to reconsider her case.
A Baton Rouge business owner accused of fatally shooting a man in December and dumping his tarp-wrapped body from a moving vehicle onto South Flannery Road was indicted Wednesday.
When a Baton Rouge man stands trial for allegedly burning down his Jones Creek Road restaurant in 2017 to collect insurance money, prosecutors want jurors to hear that he pocketed insurance proceeds following a 2015 fire at an eatery he owned in n…
Former "Sons of Guns" reality TV personality Will Hayden's convictions and life prison sentence, plus 40 years, for raping two preteen girls in East Baton Rouge Parish were affirmed Wednesday by a state appeals court.
A Baton Rouge man with ties to a Mexican drug cartel has been sentenced to 25 years in federal prison for trafficking heroin, methamphetamine and marijuana in the local area, U.S. Attorney Brandon Fremin reported Wednesday.
The state Supreme Court has let stand a Baton Rouge man's second-degree murder conviction and life prison sentence in the 2014 beating death of his 5-year-old son.
A Walker man's conviction and life sentence in the horrific 2015 vigilante-style killing of his girlfriend's convicted molester have been upheld by Louisiana's top court.
GONZALES — An Ascension Parish man faces 12 years in prison after pleading guilty to molesting a child and to punching a fellow inmate in the face nearly a year after his initial incarceration on the molestation charge.
A state judge ruled Monday that statements Oscar Lozada gave to sheriff’s detectives about the 2011 death of his wife, a Brusly High School teacher whose body was dismembered and disposed of in buckets, can be used against him when he goes to tria…
Lila Gioe, wearing a quilted floral nightgown, rose from her chair and pulled her arms behind her back.
A Baton Rouge man accused of raping, beating and fatally stabbing his estranged wife at their Honey Drive home and injuring two of her relatives in November is now under indictment.
A prosecutor and a defense lawyer put much different spins Friday on allegations that Max Gruver drank excessively and smoked marijuana in the four weeks leading up to his fatal 2017 alcohol-related hazing.
Henry Montgomery's victory at the U.S. Supreme Court in 2016 created a way for hundreds of prisoners like him — those convicted of horrific crimes while juveniles — to earn their freedom by demonstrating their rehabilitation since their youth.
A Zachary man convicted in a large-scale and violent drug trafficking ring in the Baton Rouge area was sentenced to nearly 22 years in federal prison and ordered to forfeit more than $1 million, U.S. Attorney Brandon Fremin said Thursday.
A Washington Parish man convicted of sexually assaulting an 8-year-old boy at the Baton Rouge Zoo in 2013 was sentenced to 50 years in prison by a state judge who called him a “wolf in sheep’s clothing.”
The Louisiana Supreme Court issued a stay Thursday afternoon in Grover Cannon's capital trial, halting the proceedings in the middle of jury selection to consider a plea to start the trial over due to a lack of any young adults or new parish resid…
The East Baton Rouge Parish Metro Council agreed Wednesday to increase public funds available to cover the legal costs for former Baton Rouge police officer Blane Salamoni in a suit filed against him on behalf of Alton Sterling's children.
The attorneys for a man accused in last year’s hit-and-run death of Zachary firefighter and reserve police officer Christopher Lawton received a severe tongue-lashing Wednesday from a Baton Rouge judge who fined both of them and called their handl…
Ann McCrory, the judicial administrator in East Baton Rouge Parish, acknowledged on the witness stand Wednesday that the buck stops with her.
A Baton Rouge man accused of hitting and killing a 12-year-old boy in 2017 during a high-speed police chase was sentenced Tuesday to 32 years in federal prison on prior drug and gun charges.
LIVINGSTON — A state district judge set the path Monday for two men convicted in the slaying of an Albany High student to seek new trials over questions about evidence that the nation's highest court has already found prosecutors withheld improperly.
The judge presiding over the case of a Baton Rouge woman accused of fatally poisoning her boyfriend in 2015 on Monday rejected defense claims that prosecutors manipulated the system to obtain a judge more to their liking.
The Louisiana Supreme Court has ordered a state judge to pause jury selection in a capital murder trial to conduct a hearing on why young people in East Baton Rouge Parish appear to have been categorically excluded from jury service for years.
A cellphone seized from a former LSU student accused in the 2017 hazing death of fraternity pledge Max Gruver has finally been unlocked after months of unsuccessful attempts, East Baton Rouge Parish District Attorney Hillar Moore III said Friday.
The state highway department and a Prairieville woman who lost control of her vehicle are both to blame for a 2014 crash that killed two young siblings and injured several others alongside Bluff Road in Ascension Parish, an appellate court has ruled.
Twenty-five years ago in an attempt to avoid a death sentence, Dale Dwayne Craig’s trial attorneys stood before a jury and admitted the Baton Rouge man’s guilt in the 1992 carjacking and execution-style killing of LSU freshman Kipp Earl Gullett.
When 566 Baton Rouge residents were called up for jury duty last week in a capital murder trial, defense attorneys were quick to spot a racial imbalance.
The Louisiana Supreme Court will hear arguments May 7 in the case of a St. Landry Parish man whose convictions were reduced in a 2011 alcohol-related road rage crash in Baton Rouge that cost five people their lives.
Two Baton Rouge residents who pleaded guilty to manslaughter in a 2017 shooting in Baker that stemmed from a feud between a pair of couples will be sentenced May 28.
Attorneys for a Baton Rouge woman charged in the fatal 2015 poisoning of her live-in boyfriend are accusing prosecutors of intentionally manipulating the 19th Judicial District Court's criminal case allotment system.
A former Gonzales man once on the run after an August 2016 double shooting in Ascension Parish has been found guilty of first-degree murder in Colorado, in the second of two slayings in that state three months after he fled Louisiana.
GONZALES — A Donaldsonville man has been sentenced to 12 years in state prison over a bizarre 2018 break-in in which he entered a house dressed in shorts and flip-flops and woke up a woman who was sound asleep in her bed.
State District Judge Lou Daniel, who has served on the 19th Judicial District Court since 1997, is retiring March 31, bringing to three the number of judges on the Baton Rouge-based court who are opting for early retirement this year.
Terrell Anthony was indicted Wednesday in the fatal Sept. 8, 2017, shooting of a 68-year-old man who lived next to the home where two men, including Anthony's brother, were killed earlier that day.
Three people were indicted, including two for second-degree murder, by a Livingston Parish grand jury on Tuesday, according to District Attorney Scott Perrilloux.
Two Baton Rouge man were indicted Wednesday in the November shooting death of a 37-year-old man on Barber Street just off College Drive.
A Hammond man who claimed to be a "sovereign citizen" and not subject to federal or state laws was convicted of possessing child pornography, including images of children under the age of 2, according to 21st Judicial District Attorney Scott Perrilloux.
CONVENT — A state district judge has sentenced a Lutcher man to 15 years after he was convicted of sexually assaulting a woman, but prosecutors said Tuesday they also will seek to enhance his sentence by having him declared a habitual offender.
A Baton Rouge man who sexually assaulted a woman in her Garden District home in 2016 and poured bleach on himself and her has seen his rape conviction and life prison term affirmed by the state Supreme Court.
It was late one morning in December 1982 when a Baton Rouge housewife saw someone approaching her home in the city's Hundred Oaks neighborhood. She opened the door a crack, unsure if it was a carpenter or plumber returning from their lunch break.
A former LSU professor was rightfully fired in 2015 for using profanity in her classroom and discussing her sex life and the sex lives of students in her elementary education classes, a federal appellate court has ruled.
Assumption Parish businessman and former two-term state senator Troy Brown says he is giving "strong thought" to seeking his old River Parishes seat again this fall, but his decision "is not 100 percent at this point."
Calvin Duncan was soaking in the sun outside the federal courthouse in New Orleans about a year ago when the subject turned to Greek mythology.
A black man has asked a state appellate court to reconsider his request for a new trial location because of a Confederate statue outside the East Feliciana courthouse, appealing a November decision from a district court judge that keeps criminal p…
GONZALES — Almost 12 years to the day that a Gonzales man shot his girlfriend once in the head, an Ascension Parish jury convicted him in her murder following years of delays over the man's mental fitness to stand trial.
In yet another black eye for LSU's embattled Delta Kappa Epsilon fraternity, a former LSU student and frat brother pleaded guilty this week to pushing another student down two flights of stairs at the DKE house, injuring him during a 2017 preview event.
A jury Thursday convicted a Baton Rouge man in what a prosecutor called the "execution"-style slaying of a 29-year-old man on La Annie Drive in 2014.
Archie Williams stepped out of the 19th Judicial District courthouse and into the sunshine Thursday afternoon surrounded by relatives and lawyers — his first taste of freedom after more than 36 years in prison for a crime he didn't commit.