The man accused of ambushing and fatally shooting a Baton Rouge police officer several hours after he allegedly shot and killed his girlfriend's stepfather in April pleaded not guilty Friday to first-degree murder charges that could carry the deat…
Valero Energy has agreed to better manage the quality of gas and diesel from its refineries in St Charles Parish and elsewhere, pay $2.85 million and install emission controls at two Texas refineries to help settle alleged air pollution violations…
GONZALES — A Sorrento man has been sentenced to eight years in state prison after he pleaded guilty to having sex with an underage teen in 2019 while on probation for doing the same thing with a different youth two years earlier, plea documents show.
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A West Feliciana-area lawyer and former assistant prosecutor in multiple judicial districts was charged Thursday on sexual assault charges stemming from allegations he molested a minor in 2003, according to court records.
An East Baton Rouge Parish School Board member accused of putting her hands to the neck of a young party-goer during a 2018 confrontation was given a Jan. 4 trial date Wednesday, but her lawyer said he hopes to avoid a trial.
A prosecutor and an attorney for a young man accused of killing his father during an argument in their Shenandoah home last year said Tuesday they're working to resolve the case without a trial.
Seven Baton Rouge men have been indicted and arrested on federal gun and drug trafficking charges, U.S. Attorney Brandon Fremin announced Monday.
The state's top court has put an end to nearly two decades of litigation involving the University of Louisiana at Lafayette's first black head football coach, agreeing with lower courts that he was fired in 2001 due to his 6-27 record and not his …
A 75-year-old Baton Rouge man who kicked a suspected Mall of Louisiana shoplifter last year while she was restrained by security personnel was put on probation Thursday, fined $100 and ordered to take an effective decision-making class. The victim…
BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — Family members viewed long-secret body-camera video this week of a Black man who died in Louisiana State Police custody, their attorney calling it damning footage that shows troopers choking and beating the man, repeatedly …
A lot has changed since Fair Wayne Bryant was sentenced to spend the rest of his life in prison for stealing a pair of hedge clippers more than two decades ago.
A Zachary businessman was sentenced to 12 years in federal prison on fraud charges after admitting in court that he obtained more than $29 million from banks and private equity firms by making false statements.
A state appeals court Wednesday reinstated a whistleblower lawsuit filed against the Louisiana State Police Commission by its former executive director.
A Baton Rouge woman awaiting trial in the fatal 2015 poisoning of her live-in boyfriend lost another round Wednesday in her bid to prevent jurors from hearing about the suspicious 2016 death of her husband.
The man accused of killing his girlfriend's stepfather and a Baton Rouge police officer in April is now set to be arraigned next week on first-degree murder charges.
It's "Round 3" for newly elected 19th Judicial District Court Judge Tiffany Foxworth and longtime Baton Rouge City Court Judge Yvette Alexander, and this time the prize is even greater.
A former Southern University marching band director pleaded guilty Wednesday to a federal charge that accused him of misappropriating school money.
A Baton Rouge man accused of killing one person and injuring another in a June 22 shooting off Plank Road was indicted Wednesday by an East Baton Rouge Parish grand jury.
A Baton Rouge man was indicted Wednesday in the June shooting death of a woman whose body was discovered amid burning brush on Spanish Town Road.
A Baton Rouge man suspected of fatally shooting three homeless people in December will be examined by a doctor to help a judge decide whether he was sane at the time of the killings and can assist his attorney.
The state board that investigates allegations of misconduct among Louisiana lawyers has reprimanded the district attorney for the Felicianas after determining that a lawsuit he filed against the West Feliciana Parish Council and some of its member…
Six years ago, then state Rep. Hunter Greene defeated longtime East Baton Rouge Parish Family Court Judge Annette Lassalle for a spot on the four-judge court.
Months after a new law was passed that some advocates believed would effectively abolish the sentence of life without parole for juveniles in Louisiana, lawmakers are taking steps to narrow its scope.
A former Brookstown Middle Magnet School assistant principal accused of killing a pregnant colleague in East Baton Rouge Parish and dumping her body in Iberville Parish must be tried in Iberville, a Baton Rouge judge ruled Thursday.
The state Health Department's attempt to shut down a barbecue restaurant that has resisted a state requirement that employees and customers wear masks to stop the spread of the coronavirus will move forward in Livingston Parish following weeks of delays.
A suspended Baton Rouge justice of the peace accused of brutally abusing his now ex-girlfriend and her three children over a decade is heading to a state mental hospital for further evaluation, a judge decided Wednesday.
Judge Richard Anderson has served on the 19th Judicial District Court's criminal bench since 1997 and hopes to serve one more term before hanging up his black robe for good.
A Baton Rouge lawyer who lost a recent City Court runoff by a 2-1 margin, then claimed in a lawsuit that the victor was too old to serve, was told this week that her appeal of a unanimous lower court ruling was filed too late.
Louisiana Supreme Court Justice Jefferson Hughes III has filed a defamation lawsuit against the head of a legal watchdog group who criticized him in a letter to the editor last year that also called for the public to have more access to informatio…
A Baton Rouge City Court judge who spent nine years as a prosecutor and two local attorneys with nearly three decades of civil law experience apiece are vying for a spot on the state 1st Circuit Court of Appeal.
PORT ALLEN — Voters in Donaldsonville will likely go to the polls on Nov. 3 without knowing the outcome of a felony theft charge pending against a leading challenger for city mayor after a West Baton Rouge Parish judge delayed a scheduled trial.
A Baton Rouge police officer who tased Alton Sterling and helped wrestle him to the ground, but did not fire his gun during the fatal 2016 encounter, is no longer a defendant in the Sterling family's wrongful death lawsuit.
A Baton Rouge woman accused of pointing a gun at a driver on her flooded street in July has been charged by prosecutors with aggravated assault with a firearm.
East Baton Rouge Parish District Attorney Hillar Moore III said Wednesday he has tested positive for the coronavirus and is working from home.
CONVENT — A 45-year-old Vacherie man has been sentenced to 25 years in state prison after his guilty plea earlier this year to a fourth DWI charge.
GONZALES — The owners of 86 acres in Prairieville are accusing Ascension Parish government of an illegal taking that deprived them of a $7 million sale after the parish denied their plans to turn the property into a new neighborhood.
A convicted felon accused of fatally shooting two Texas women in Baton Rouge in 2015 won't go on trial until March due to the ongoing coronavirus pandemic and issues related to it.
A former Baton Rouge car dealer's trial in the alleged 2015 murder-for-hire of his ex-wife was pushed back to March 1 after he flip-flopped Monday and told a judge he no longer wants to represent himself.
Defense lawyer Dele Adebamiji and prosecutor Will Jorden have never squared off against each other in a trial at the 19th Judicial District Court, but now they're going head-to-head for a soon-to-be-vacant seat on the Baton Rouge state court.
Lawyers for Alton Sterling's five children said Thursday the East Baton Rouge Parish Metro Council has "no clue" about the issues at stake in the civil lawsuit filed against the city-parish following Sterling's death and accused Parish Attorney An…
A Central man won't face charges for allegedly killing a passenger in a car in a bizarre fatal shooting that occurred during a domestic dispute in which he was not involved, a grand jury decided Thursday.
Prosecutors said Thursday a Baton Rouge man filed bogus paperwork to defraud the federal student loan system and, when challenged by officials at the Baton Rouge Community College about questionable loans, arranged for himself and others to impers…
A Baton Rouge man who told detectives he acted as a driver in two fatal 2017 shootings that occurred 30 minutes apart was sentenced to 35 years in prison Wednesday.
A grand jury indicted an East Feliciana Parish School Board member who collected a paycheck while missing nearly three-quarters of scheduled meetings since 2016, including 16 of 19 meetings last year.
A court hearing is set Tuesday to determine whether the winner of last month's special election to fill a vacant seat in the Baton Rouge City Court should take a spot on the bench while a candidate who received 37% of the vote in the Aug. 15 runof…
It's only fitting that the three lawyers competing for a 19th Judicial District Court seat being vacated by the Baton Rouge state court's second most senior judge have a combined 63 years of legal experience.
In late July, an inspector from the Louisiana Department of Health went to check on a BBQ restaurant near Denham Springs after getting a cluster of public complaints about employees and customers not wearing masks.
A judge on Friday delayed the arraignment for a man accused of fatally shooting a Baton Rouge police officer and his girlfriend’s stepfather.
A Baton Rouge man accused of fatally shooting one man and wounding another inside a Pear Street home on March 4 was indicted Thursday.
An East Feliciana School Board member has missed roughly three-quarters of scheduled meetings since 2016, including 16 of 19 meetings last year.