Sunday, December 09, 2018
A federal judge in New Orleans has dealt a blow to the government's case against former federal drug agent Chad Scott, ruling that the 14 counts he and co-defendant Rodney Gemar face must be split into two trials.
Thursday, December 06, 2018
The U.S. Justice Department filed a lawsuit against St. Bernard Parish on Thursday alleging parish officials have violated the Fair Housing Act by discriminating against people with disabilities.
Thursday, December 06, 2018
Grammy-winning jazz trumpeter Irvin Mayfield and his longtime friend and business partner Ronald Markham face new accusations related to charges they illegally siphoned off $1.4 million in New Orleans Public Library Foundation money, much of it to…
A Westwego man was charged by the Jefferson Parish District Attorney’s Office with a slate of counts stemming from his alleged rape and 12-hour imprisonment of a woman he met online earlier this year.
Thursday, December 06, 2018
One of three teenagers arrested in connection with the shocking killing of a pastor’s wife during a carjacking was the 14-year-old younger brother of another suspect, a prosecutor said this week.
The state's judicial campaign watchdog has publicly reprimanded an Orleans Parish Civil District Court candidate who it says falsely claimed she was excluded from a nonprofit group’s campaign forum.
Wednesday, December 05, 2018
A Baton Rouge man's death sentence in the 2011 slaying of two CarQuest Auto Parts employees at the company's Airline Highway store near Siegen Lane was thrown out Wednesday by the Louisiana Supreme Court.
Wednesday, December 05, 2018
The Louisiana Supreme Court on Wednesday disbarred Salvador “Sal” Perricone, the former federal prosecutor whose prolific online commenting under pseudonyms began a scandal that led a judge to throw out the jury verdicts in the Danziger Bridge pol…
Tuesday, December 04, 2018
More than a decade after his 2008 arrest, prosecutors began for the second time on Tuesday to try to convince a New Orleans jury that a man took part in robberies, murder and a flight from police.
One of the candidates in Saturday's runoff for an Orleans Parish Civil District Court judgeship has drawn a complaint from a local nonprofit group.
Monday, December 03, 2018
A Jefferson Parish teenager was sentenced to life in prison Monday for killing an elderly neighbor with a hammer and injuring the man's wife at their Kenner home, but he will be eligible for possible parole in 25 years as part of a plea agreement …
Sunday, December 02, 2018
Earl Truvia, who transformed himself into a paralegal for defense attorneys after spending 27 years in the Louisiana State Penitentiary at Angola on a murder conviction that was overturned, pleaded guilty Friday to trying to smuggle drugs to inmat…
Facing questioning from homicide investigators, a teenager confessed that he stole a pastor’s wife’s car and then fatally injured her by backing the vehicle over her in Gentilly last week, according to the New Orleans Police Department.
Saturday, December 01, 2018
In a flurry of motions filed late Friday, federal prosecutors said they plan to bring up previous internal investigations against former federal lawman Chad Scott during his January trial on theft, conspiracy and other counts.
Friday, November 30, 2018
A Gretna doctor accused of prescribing oxycodone in exchange for money pleaded guilty Thursday to illegally dispensing controlled substances and money laundering, according to the United States Attorney's Office.
Thursday, November 29, 2018
New Orleans jurors on Thursday convicted a man of killing a woman and wounding her cousin in New Orleans East last year after a dispute that the survivor said involved how a horror movie ended.
A Jefferson Parish grand jury indicted a Gretna man Thursday on charges of killing his girlfriend's infant son, who died from his injuries on his first birthday.
Wednesday, November 28, 2018
New Orleans prosecutors won appeals in two cases over the last week that improved their case against a youth linked to the slaying of a Domino’s pizza driver and reinstated a man’s conviction on drug charges.
Two high-ranking former St. Tammany Parish Sheriff's Office deputies were charged in federal court Wednesday, the first victims of a larger probe into a controversial work-release program in Slidell that was privatized by former Sheriff Jack Strain.
Tuesday, November 27, 2018
Jurors had already heard opening statements in the trial of a man accused of a fatal double shooting in Gentilly when he decided to plead guilty to manslaughter on Tuesday.
A suspected drug smuggler who choked his girlfriend, allegedly killed a man, then squandered his chance to serve just a few years in prison by blowing off a series of plea deals, received a life sentence for his crimes Tuesday.
The U.S. Supreme Court on Tuesday vacated a lower court's ruling that 1,500 acres of land in St. Tammany Parish can be designated as critical habitat for an endangered frog that hasn't lived in Louisiana for decades.
Saturday, November 24, 2018
A federal appeals court is considering a bid by Waste Management to revive the giant garbage company’s audacious civil racketeering claim against the owners of the River Birch landfill, the bulk of which was thrown out by a district court judge la…
Friday, November 23, 2018
A Metairie youth sports coach accused of plying underage boys with alcohol and cuddling with them in bed has pleaded guilty to three counts of contributing to the delinquency of a juvenile and was given a six-month suspended sentence.
Thursday, November 22, 2018
The Louisiana Supreme Court on Tuesday upheld a New Orleans man’s arrest on drug counts in a “high-crime” area of Hollygrove over a pointed objection from Chief Justice Bernette Johnson.
Wednesday, November 21, 2018
A New Orleans driver fatally struck another man with his car on Poydras Street, then fled and hid his vehicle in an attempt to cover up the crime, police said.
Tuesday, November 20, 2018
A Michigan man who had already been convicted of raping a series of young women and girls in Detroit received an additional 40-year sentence after pleading guilty to a cold-case rape in New Orleans that was solved with DNA evidence.
New Orleans prosecutors said Tuesday they are dropping their case against John Floyd, the onetime Angola lifer who had his murder conviction thrown out last year after a federal judge concluded police had withheld key evidence at his trial more th…
After a two-day trial last week, a New Orleans jury acquitted a teenager who was accused of stealing a woman’s car at gunpoint.
A former bailiff in 24th Judicial District Court in Gretna pleaded guilty last week to possessing child pornography and was sentenced to 15 years in prison.
Monday, November 19, 2018
Federal prosecutors said Monday they will not seek the death penalty for five men accused in the Gentilly Terrace killing of a witness who was set to testify in a Medicare fraud case.
A New Orleans man who recently blew up his second chance to avoid a life sentence is now suspected of trying to have drugs smuggled into the city's jail through the courthouse, authorities said.
Photos and video taken at a beach condo in Florida that prosecutors say show a “lustful disposition” by a St. John the Baptist Parish judge toward teenage girls will be admissible in his upcoming trial on sexual misconduct charges in Louisiana, an…
New Orleans prosecutors have dismissed charges against four people who were accused in the nonfatal shooting of a man who was later discovered shot and burned in a vacant lot in Algiers.
Friday, November 16, 2018
NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Louisiana can enforce an age minimum of 21 for erotic dancers in bars and nightclubs, a federal appeals court panel ruled Friday, reversing an earlier decision and rejecting the argument that state law is too vague about how muc…
Four months before he took part in a mass shooting in New Orleans' Central City neighborhood, killing one person and wounding five others, a street gang member had possession of a slain police officer’s stolen gun, prosecutors allege.
A Jefferson Parish grand jury handed up a second-degree murder indictment last week against Ray Farria, a New Orleans man with a history of domestic abuse who prosecutors allege jumped onto the hood of his wife's car during an argument in Harvey a…
Thursday, November 15, 2018
Two recent lawsuits filed against Roland Von Kurnatowski, an owner of Tipitina's and the Orpheum Theater, accuse the New Orleans businessman of bilking investors out of hundreds of thousands of dollars in what one of the suits describes as a "Ponz…
New Orleans officials have spearheaded a concerted effort over the past decade to limit the number of people the city keeps in jail — but so far that push isn’t paying big financial dividends.
The man accused of gunning down a prominent Black Lives Matter activist in New Orleans earlier this year was indicted for murder Thursday, Orleans Parish District Attorney Leon Cannizzaro's office said.
A woman accused of fatally poisoning her live-in boyfriend three years ago in Baton Rouge isn’t a “black widow” or a killer, a lawyer who is considering representing her said Thursday.
Olivia Matte, the Covington woman who caused a fatal crash last year while driving drunk on the Lake Pontchartrain Causeway, was sentenced Thursday to 20 years in prison.
Wednesday, November 14, 2018
The Orleans Public Defender’s Office faces a potentially sharp drop in its budget next year due to cuts in state funding and the planned removal of some of the city's traffic cameras, its leaders told the City Council during a hearing Wednesday on…
St. Tammany Parish is still a place where people arrested on felony charges are likely to be convicted, but crime watchdogs say the parish needs to do more to speed cases through the system.
A 71-year-old Mandeville financial adviser who stole more than $1.1 million from elderly investors has been sentenced to 14 years in federal prison, U.S. Attorney Brandon Fremin announced Wednesday.