The former top lawyer for First NBC Bank is expected to plead guilty next month to conspiring to defraud the New Orleans bank that collapsed in 2017.
Rather than make prosecutors prove at a trial that he killed his ex-wife with an ax more than a year ago, a Chalmette man pleaded guilty to second-degree murder on Monday morning.
NEW ORLEANS (AP) — A Louisiana woman was sentenced Thursday to three years and five months in prison for faking her own kidnapping and sending her ex-boss texts demanding $4,500 in ransom — a plot foiled by FBI agents who found her in Jackson, Mis…
As a defense lawyer paced a New Orleans courtroom on Wednesday, he waved a long-barreled silver revolver in front of the jury.
An Arkansas native pleaded guilty to manslaughter in the 2011 slashing death of a woman in Armstrong Park last week, receiving a 20-year sentence under a deal with prosecutors.
North shore church founder Jennifer Robinson, a driver in a crash that killed an off-duty New Orleans police officer last summer, was indicted by a St. Tammany Parish grand jury Wednesday on three traffic violations, all misdemeanors, but not on n…
Lorenzo Conner sat placidly at the defense table in a New Orleans courtroom on Tuesday, occasionally flashing a smile to family members during breaks in his murder trial.
Bail bond firms in New Orleans are looking to the Louisiana Legislature to resolve a legal standoff with state Insurance Commissioner Jim Donelon over the fees they've been charging customers for the past 14 years.
NEW ORLEANS (AP) — A judge was right when he cleared the way to remove a Confederate monument at a north Louisiana courthouse, a federal appeals court has ruled. A local official applauded the decision but said the case probably isn't over.
Former Kenner gymnastics coach Jonathan West was sentenced Monday to 65 years in prison after admitting he sexually exploited 13 boys.
A Lafitte man was sentenced to 25 years in prison after pleading guilty to kidnapping and attempting to rape a woman he grabbed from her Marrero garden in 2017.
Lila Gioe, wearing a quilted floral nightgown, rose from her chair and pulled her arms behind her back.
A former state fire inspector who tried to hide the fact that he failed to visit a Grand Isle motel months before a fatal fire was convicted of attempting to injure public records on Thursday, New Orleans prosecutors said.
Former north shore district attorney Walter Reed, who recently revealed that he has prostate cancer, will be allowed a further one-month delay in reporting to a federal prison to begin serving his four-year sentence on corruption and fraud charges.
For the second time in a week, a man has come forward with new claims that he was molested decades ago by a New Orleans-area Catholic priest who was only publicly identified as a suspected child abuser last year.
A New Orleans jury late Thursday acquitted a man accused of raping a Tulane University student near campus after a two-day trial during which his lawyers said the woman had consented to sex.
A New Orleans judge has ordered a suspected serial killer sent to Louisiana’s mental hospital on an emergency basis after a forensic psychologist said he believes the defendant suffers from schizoaffective disorder.
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 city of New Orleans promised Wednesday not to detain an environmental activist near this weekend’s French Quarter Festival, two days after he brought a lawsuit over his arrest at the event last year.
Seven years ago, West Bank landfill owner Fred Heebe and his stepfather, Jim Ward, pulled off a stunning coup, exposing an online-commenting scandal in U.S. Attorney Jim Letten’s office as a federal corruption investigation bore down on them.
A battle over booze on Bourbon Street has spilled into federal court for the second time this year, again through the vehicle of novelty go-cups.
The manager of a luxury condominium complex in Gretna was charged by federal prosecutors Wednesday with lying on her taxes, after she came under scrutiny during an investigation into her former tenant, Jefferson Parish Councilman Chris Roberts.
Former north shore district attorney Walter Reed, who is scheduled to begin serving his four-year federal sentence for corruption on Monday, said he will seek a delay while he is treated for prostate cancer.
A man and woman from New Orleans were each sentenced to 10 years in prison this week after admitting to their role in the robbery and killing of a man in Marrero more than three years ago.
Two teens pleaded guilty Tuesday to kidnapping a woman as they tried to escape the scene of a car crash in Gentilly in December.
A former Louisiana State Penitentiary inmate who had his murder conviction overturned has filed a suit in federal court, claiming he was wrongfully convicted after New Orleans cops beat him into confessing and prosecutors failed to seek out eviden…
A 64-year-old man from Washington state has come forward with previously undisclosed claims that he was molested by a priest decades ago while studying at Jesuit High School in New Orleans.
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.
Halfway through his closing argument in a New Orleans courtroom on Monday, defense attorney Gary Wainwright flashed a thick wad of $100 bills to the jury.
Orleans Parish prosecutors are weighing whether to file a rape charge against a photographer whose images of local street celebrations have attracted a large following online as well as national media attention.
Cornerstone Chemical Co. has sued Jefferson Parish after the Parish Council last week revoked permission for the plant to add new cyanide facilities to its Waggaman plant.
During hours on the stand Friday night, Widner “Flow” Degruy, a rapper signed to Lil Wayne’s Young Money label, insisted that he played no part in killing two brothers on a New Orleans East street in 2015.
New Orleans rapper Widner “Flow” Degruy once rapped about guns and bloodshed as he shared stages with his mentor Lil Wayne.
A former professional hockey player who was fired from his job as a New Orleans policeman following allegations that he pushed his then-fiancée off a chair during a booze-soaked argument is set to get his job back, thanks to an appellate court ruling.
Jonathan “Lil’ Joe” Evans said that as he huddled in a doorway with the rapper Widner “Flow” Degruy getting ready to shoot two brothers, Degruy asked an urgent question: Was there a bullet chambered in the handgun he had borrowed from Evans?
If a few years had passed before a New Orleans man got involved in a brawl outside a French Quarter bar that left a jazz musician brain-damaged, he would have been eligible for a 20-year prison sentence.
A homeless man who spent 80 days in jail after he was accused of writing graffiti on the wall of a Central Business District drugstore pleaded guilty to a misdemeanor Tuesday, resolving a case that drew attention from civil rights lawyers because …
Chantell Edwards walked slowly into a New Orleans courtroom on Wednesday and began weeping before she made it to the witness stand.
Using Louisiana’s “blue lives matter” law, Orleans Parish prosecutors recently filed a hate-crime charge against an off-duty, visiting federal law enforcement agent who was shot last year after allegedly pointing a pistol equipped with a laser sig…
One of two white New Orleans police officers who were fired following accusations that they beat a Hispanic military veteran outside a Mid-City bar last year received probation Wednesday while also being ordered to pay restitution.
Port Marigny, the proposed mixed-use development that consumed Mandeville city politics for nearly four years, is alive again, now that the property owners and the city have reached a deal in federal court that will allow up to 350 housing units t…
Almost four years ago, Widner “Flow” Degruy seemed poised to trade the New Orleans East rap scene for a national audience, with an assist from Lil Wayne.
The former leader of an organization designed to bring minority tourists and conventions to New Orleans pleaded guilty Tuesday to bilking more than $70,000 from the publicly funded agency.
It's unusual for police in New Orleans to arrest people under a state law enhancing penalties for physical attacks that are driven by a victim’s sexual orientation, perceived or actual.
Three years ago, the seed and agricultural company Monsanto finalized plans for a massive expansion of its sprawling Luling chemical plant, an investment of nearly $1 billion that it said would bring 120 permanent jobs to St. Charles Parish.
A St. Tammany Parish jury convicted Sandra Gaines of two counts of aggravated rape and three counts of sexual battery after hearing testimony from the now 18-year-old victim, according to a spokeswoman for 22nd Judicial District Attorney Warren Mo…
Craig Taffaro, the former Jefferson Parish Sheriff’s Office chief deputy who was convicted on a raft of tax evasion charges, can breathe easy after a federal appeals court on Friday upheld a district judge’s decision to spare him jail time.
A rising New Orleans rapper accused of raining a hail of bullets on two brothers four years ago faced potential jurors in court Monday after a judge rejected a last-ditch bid to have his murder charges dismissed.
Frank Brindisi, a career prosecutor with the state Attorney General's Office and Orleans and Jefferson parishes, was elected Saturday to the Division E seat in 24th Judicial District Court in Gretna.
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.