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  • FEMA reminds applicants of their right to appeal a decision for disaster assistance

    September 20, 2016 4:30 PM

    BATON ROUGE – FEMA reminds applicants of their right to appeal a decision made by officials for disaster assistance. FEMA officials remind applicants to read their determination letter in its entirety to understand why their application was labeled "ineligible." If applicants believe a mistake has been made or have... more »
  • Mayor testifies in day 3 of fired police chief's appeals hearing

    May 31, 2016 11:27 PM

    DENHAM SPRINGS - An appeals hearing for the fired Denham Springs Police Chief recessed Tuesday night, again without a decision about Scott Jones' fate. Denham Springs Mayor Gerard Landry was among those questioned Tuesday evening. It was the third night of the hearing which began last Tuesday and Wednesday... more »
  • Day 1 of fired police chief's hearing ends with no decision

    May 24, 2016 2:21 PM

    DENHAM SPRINGS - Day 1 of an appeals hearing for the former Denham Springs Police chief who was fired last month ended without a decision. Scott Jones and Captain Steve Kistler were fired in April at a special council meeting . The pair were accused of mishandling a domestic... more »
  • Former Denham Springs Police Chief to appeal firing

    April 20, 2016 11:59 AM

    DENHAM SPRINGS - The Denham Springs Municipal Fire and Police Civil Service Board has confirmed that the former police chief plans to appeal his termination. Ex-Police Chief Scott Jones and a second officer were put on administrative leave in February after the mayor raised questions about an investigation into... more »
  • Gawker files motions seeking new trial in privacy case

    April 6, 2016 1:14 PM

    ST. PETERSBURG - A New York news website has filed motions in a Florida court seeking a new trial in the Hulk Hogan invasion of privacy case. In motions filed this week, lawyers for Gawker Media asked for a new trial or for the amount in damages awarded to the... more »
  • Judge: Louisiana can't enforce abortion law during appeal

    February 16, 2016 4:59 PM

    NEW ORLEANS - A federal judge says Louisiana cannot enforce an abortion law while appealing his pretrial order against it. Judge John deGravelles ruled Tuesday in a lawsuit brought by three of Louisiana's five abortion clinics and their doctors. Lawyers for the state immediately asked the federal appeals... more »
  • Landry says he, not Edwards, will determine if Common Core appeal continues Play Video

    February 4, 2016 9:38 AM

    BATON ROUGE - The same day Gov. John Bel Edwards announced that he is ending Louisiana's lawsuit over Common Core Education standards, the newly elected Attorney General said he intends to intervene in the case. In a Thursday press release, Louisiana Attorney General Jeff Landry said he will review... more »
  • Beckham's appeal of 1-game suspension to be heard Wednesday

    December 22, 2015 4:16 PM

    NEW YORK - Odell Beckham Jr. is going to have his appeal of his one-game suspension heard by a former NFL receiver. The NFL said Tuesday that former Washington and Philadelphia wide out James Thrash will be the hearing officer for the appeal by the New York Giants receiver.... more »
  • NFL set to defend $1B concussion settlement amid appeals

    November 19, 2015 7:01 AM

    PHILADELPHIA- The NFL will ask a federal appeals court in Philadelphia to uphold a potential $1 billion plan to settle thousands of concussion lawsuits filed by former players. Critics appealing the settlement say it compensates some retirees at the expense of others. The awards could reach several million dollars for... more »
  • 5th US Circuit to hear appeal of ex-New Orleans Mayor Nagin

    October 5, 2015 8:32 AM

    NEW ORLEANS- A federal appeals court will hear arguments in the case of Ray Nagin, the former New Orleans mayor now serving a 10-year prison sentence. Monday's hearing is set before a three-judge panel of the 5th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals. Nagin, a Democrat who served from 2001 to... more »
  • Appeals court rules NCAA in violation of antitrust laws

    September 30, 2015 11:29 AM

    SAN FRANCISCO - A federal appeals court has upheld a ruling against the NCAA saying its use of college athletes' names, images and likenesses violated antitrust laws but struck down a plan allowing schools to pay athletes up to $5,000. The 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals said Wednesday that... more »
  • NFL asks for expedited appeal of 'Deflategate' ruling

    September 25, 2015 5:42 PM

    NEW YORK - The NFL is asking the 2nd U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals for an expedited hearing in its appeal of a federal judge's decision to nix New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady's "Deflategate" suspension. League attorneys said in a filing Friday afternoon that the appeal is important to... more »
  • Louisiana serial killer loses appeal case

    September 19, 2015 11:17 AM

    NEW ORLEANS - A man convicted of murdering two women and linked to five other south Louisiana slayings has lost his latest appeal in a death penalty case. Louisiana's Supreme Court on Friday rejected Derrick Todd Lee's appeal of his conviction and death sentence in the 2002 death of LSU... more »
  • Court: New Orleans mayor can remain free during appeal

    September 15, 2015 8:59 AM

    NEW ORLEANS- The Louisiana Supreme Court has ruled that New Orleans Mayor Mitch Landrieu can remain free while his overriding contempt of court appeal is being resolved. The state Supreme Court on Monday ruled that a state judge "abused" his discretion when he denied a request to suspend his contempt... more »
  • Kentucky clerk appeals her jailing over gay marriage

    September 7, 2015 4:27 PM

    LEXINGTON, Ky. - Attorneys for the Kentucky clerk who was jailed last week because of her refusal to issue marriage licenses to gay couples said Monday they have filed an emergency motion with a federal court that they hope will result in Kim Davis' freedom. The filing seeks to have... more »
  • Spared death in 2008, man continues appeals in child rape

    August 6, 2015 12:14 PM

    NEW ORLEANS - He was spared the death penalty by the U.S. Supreme Court in a landmark 2008 decision. Now a man convicted in the 1998 rape of his 8-year-old stepdaughter wants a federal appeals court in New Orleans to uphold a ruling that could lead to his freedom -... more »
  • Brady appeal begins at NFL headquarters

    June 23, 2015 9:53 AM

    NEW YORK- Tom Brady and representatives from the players' union are meeting with Commissioner Roger Goodell at NFL headquarters as the New England quarterback appeals his four-game suspension. Brady was suspended by the league for his role in the use of deflated footballs in the AFC championship game win over... more »
  • Louding's life sentence confirmed by appellate court

    June 8, 2015 10:18 AM

    BATON ROUGE- A Louisiana appeals court has upheld the life sentence given Michael "Marlo Mike" Louding in a murder-for-hire case. Louding was convicted in 2013 in Baton Rouge for first-degree murder in the fatal shooting of 35-year-old Terry Boyd. Authorities say Boyd was shot to death October of 2009 through... more »
  • Louisiana school voucher program before US appeals court

    June 1, 2015 4:59 AM

    NEW ORLEANS- A federal appeals court in New Orleans is set to hear arguments on whether the state must report to the U.S. government about schools and families in Louisiana's program to provide some students with taxpayer-funded private school tuition vouchers. The 5th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals will hear... more »
  • No more money in divorce of billionaire

    April 28, 2015 8:57 PM

    OKLAHOMA CITY, OKLAHOMA- A panel of judges says there's no more money for a woman who divorced her wealthy husband and got a billion dollar settlement. The Oklahoma Supreme Court dismissed an appeal by Sue Ann Hamm against her husband, Harold. He's the CEO of Continental resources, an energy... more »
  • Jailed ex-New Orleans mayor gets more time for appeal briefs

    March 30, 2015 1:00 PM

    NEW ORLEANS - Federal public defenders have been granted more time to work on the appeal for former New Orleans Mayor Ray Nagin, who is serving a 10-year sentence for corruption. Briefs in Nagin's appeal had been due Monday, but the 5th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals pushed back the... more »
  • Lawsuit challenging annexations thrown out

    March 9, 2015 5:09 PM

    BATON ROUGE - An appeals court threw out a lawsuit challenging recent annexations in East Baton Rouge Parish Monday. The suit from former lawmaker Woody Jenkins claimed the 2014 annexation of a section of land including the Mall of Louisiana would negatively impact police and fire services to his... more »
  • Police chief loses ethics fine appeal

    March 9, 2015 12:38 PM

    ST. GABRIEL - The First Circuit Court of Appeals denied an appeal from St. Gabriel Police Chief Kevin Ambeau recently, ordering he pay a $2,500 ethics fine to the state. The board ruled Ambeau failed to appeal the 2011 fine for filing his required candidate financial statement late, and... more »
  • Justices reject New Orleans tour guides' free speech appeal

    February 23, 2015 9:52 AM

    NEW ORLEANS - The Supreme Court has rejected a free-speech appeal from guides in New Orleans who object to having to be licensed to lead tours. The justices didn't comment Monday in leaving in place lower-court rulings that said the requirements don't violate the First Amendment. Licensing opponents had hoped... more »
  • Planned Parenthood files appeal, seeking to offer abortions

    February 11, 2015 11:13 AM

    BATON ROUGE - Planned Parenthood is appealing a state health department rejection of its application seeking to perform abortion services in New Orleans. The organization said Wednesday it filed a notice of appeal with the state Division of Administrative Law, rather than file a lawsuit challenging the rejection. In a... more »
  • Alabama appeals decision blocking ban on same-sex marriage

    January 26, 2015 11:06 AM

    MONTGOMERY, Ala. - The state of Alabama is appealing a federal judge's order overturning its ban on same-sex marriage. Attorney General Luther Strange's office filed notice Monday with the 11th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals saying it would challenge the ruling by U.S. District Judge Callie V.S. Granade. The move... more »
  • Appeals court won't rehear a BP oil spill liability argument

    January 9, 2015 4:43 PM

    NEW ORLEANS - A federal appeals court has refused to reconsider its 2014 ruling that BP cannot avoid federal penalties for the 2010 Gulf of Mexico oil spill by blaming another company's failed equipment. The vote released Friday by the 5th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in New Orleans was... more »
  • BP appeals judge's refusal to remove claims administrator

    December 24, 2014 12:46 PM

    NEW ORLEANS - BP PLC is asking the federal appeals court in New Orleans to kick out the administrator of damage settlement claims from its 2010 oil spill. A brief filed Tuesday with the 5th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals contends, among other things, that Patrick Juneau had secretly drafted... more »
  • La. asks US Supreme Court to hear gay marriage case

    December 4, 2014 10:36 AM

    NEW ORLEANS - The state of Louisiana has asked the U.S. Supreme Court to take the rare step of hearing an appeal of Louisiana's ban on same-sex marriages before a federal appeals court rules. Attorney Kyle Duncan filed the request this week. He's asking the justices to hear appeals of... more »
  • Rice wins appeal, 'suspension vacated'

    November 28, 2014 2:30 PM

    The NFL players' union says Ray Rice has won his appeal of his indefinite suspension. An association spokesman says the suspension has been "vacated, effective immediately." The appeal was heard earlier this month by a former federal judge. She was deciding whether the NFL overstepped its authority when it modified... more »
  • A billion isn't enough

    November 14, 2014 7:54 PM

    OKLAHOMA CITY, OKLAHOMA- There's an appeal in a billion dollar divorce settlement since the ex-wife of energy tycoon Harold Hamm says its not enough. Sue Ann Hamm was awarded $995.4 million this week by a judge in Oklahoma City in their divorce. But her lawyer claims the amount awarded... more »
  • OJ Simpson appeal in hands of Nevada Supreme Court

    October 27, 2014 10:56 AM

    LAS VEGAS, NV - O.J. Simpson's appeal for release from a Nevada prison is now up to the state's Supreme Court. Simpson lawyers argue in a final brief to the Nevada high court that a lower court judge was wrong to deny the former football star a new trial in... more »
  • Prosecution says it will appeal Pistorius verdict

    October 27, 2014 8:06 AM

    JOHANNESBURG, South Africa - A spokesman for South Africa's National Prosecuting Authority says prosecutors will appeal the verdict and sentencing of Oscar Pistorius, who was handed a 5-year prison term after being convicted of culpable homicide. Prosecution spokesman Nathi Mncube said Monday that the next step is to file papers... more »
  • Justices won't revive Louisiana parish claims

    October 20, 2014 10:25 AM

    WASHINGTON - The Supreme Court has rejected an appeal from 11 Louisiana parishes that wanted to revive their lawsuits over wildlife damage from the BP oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico in 2010. The justices did not comment Monday in leaving in place lower court rulings that dismissed the... more »
  • State AG appeals gay marriage ruling to La. Supreme Court

    September 27, 2014 11:51 AM

    NEW ORLEANS - Louisiana's attorney general is asking the state Supreme Court to overturn a decision to ban same-sex marriage in Louisiana. Attorney General Buddy Caldwell's Office filed the appeal Friday after the ruling Monday by Lafayette Parish Judge, Edward Rubin. The ruling was made in the same-sex... more »
  • Hawaii, Idaho, Nevada gay marriage laws in court

    September 8, 2014 2:07 AM

    SAN FRANCISCO, CA - For the first time since it declared California's gay marriage ban unconstitutional, the federal appeals court will hear arguments over same-sex weddings. State and federal court judges have been striking down bans in more than a dozen states at a rapid rate since a landmark U.S.... more »
  • Appeal notices filed in La. gay marriage case

    September 5, 2014 2:59 PM

    NEW ORLEANS- Gay marriage supporters in Louisiana have given formal notice of their appeal of a federal court ruling upholding the state's same-sex marriage ban. Forum for Equality Louisiana and several gay couples filed their notices Friday in their challenge of the ban. The appeal now goes to the New... more »
  • Judge grants public defender to Nagin's appeal

    September 3, 2014 8:42 PM

    NEW ORLEANS - A federal judge has approved New Orleans' former mayor Ray Nagin's request for a federal public defender to handle his appeal. U.S. District Judge Ginger Berrigan signed off on the request Wednesday, noting that Nagin's finances qualifies him for public legal representation. According to a questionnaire filed... more »
  • Landowner appeals in gopher frog dispute

    August 26, 2014 3:31 PM

    NEW ORLEANS - A Louisiana landowner is appealing a federal judge's decision that a tree farm where an endangered burrowing frog was last seen in 1965 is necessary for the animal's recovery. Pacific Legal Foundation attorney Reed Hopper filed the notice of appeal on Tuesday in federal court in New... more »
  • Convicted killer Derrick Todd Lee loses appeal

    August 20, 2014 2:28 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Condemned serial killer Derrick Todd Lee has failed to convince a state judge that he deserves a new trial in the 2002 slaying of former LSU graduate student Charlotte Murray Pace. Lee's case now goes to the Louisiana Supreme Court. If justices also reject Lee's arguments,... more »
  • Residents hope to block EBR school redistricting

    August 19, 2014 3:23 AM

    BATON ROUGE - A group of East Baton Rouge Parish residents is back in court, hoping to block a new nine-member redistricting plan that shrank the size of the parish School Board by two seats. The residents filed court papers late Monday seeking an immediate review of a lower court... more »
  • Top Colorado court halts gay marriages in Boulder

    July 29, 2014 4:32 PM

    DENVER - Colorado's Supreme Court ordered Boulder County to stop issuing marriage licenses to gay couples while an appeal from the state attorney general is heard. The court ruled Tuesday in response to an appeal from Republican Attorney General John Suthers, who has been trying for several weeks to get... more »
  • Nagin files appeal notice

    July 15, 2014 1:48 PM

    NEW ORLEANS - Former New Orleans Mayor Ray Nagin has filed a formal notice of appeal in the corruption case that resulted in a guilty verdict on 20 criminal counts and a prison sentence of 10 years. The notice was filed in U.S. District Court on Tuesday. The appeal will... more »
  • Feds want time to decide on retrial for BP

    June 17, 2014 6:20 PM

    NEW ORLEANS - Federal prosecutors are asking a judge for additional time to decide whether they should appeal an order throwing out the conviction of a former BP engineer in connection with the 2010 Gulf oil spill investigation. U.S. District Judge Stanwood Duval ruled last week that Kurt Mix was... more »
  • China tries to limit damage from cyber spying spat

    May 28, 2014 2:03 AM

    BEIJING - China has appealed to Washington not to allow a dispute over cyber spying to hurt cooperation in commerce, counter-terrorism and other areas. In a commentary by its main official news agency, Beijing appealed Wednesday for "more trust" between the governments. It said the cyber spying dispute "should not... more »
  • Pa. Supreme Court won't hear Sandusky appeal

    April 2, 2014 3:02 PM

    HARRISBURG, Pa.- The Pennsylvania Supreme Court won't review Jerry Sandusky's 45-count child molestation conviction. The justices ruled Wednesday that they won't take up the former Penn State assistant football coach's appeal. Sandusky argued his lawyers were rushed too quickly to trial and prosecutors improperly made reference to his decision not... more »
  • La. legislature doesn't appeal "fund sweep" ruling

    March 5, 2014 2:04 PM

    BATON ROUGE- The Louisiana Legislature has decided against appealing a judge's ruling that it was improper to use $3.7 million from a probation and parole officers' retirement fund to balance the state budget. A Baton Rouge judge ruled in November that the maneuver by lawmakers and Gov. Bobby Jindal to... more »
  • BP appeals ruling in dispute over spill settlement

    December 26, 2013 2:57 PM

    NEW ORLEANS- BP is appealing a judge's rejection of its argument that claimants who can't trace their losses directly to the company's 2010 Gulf oil spill shouldn't receive payments through a multibillion-dollar settlement with a team of private plaintiffs' lawyers. BP attorneys filed a notice of appeal Thursday, two days... more »
  • Bloomberg vows appeal of 'stop and frisk' verdict

    August 12, 2013 1:15 PM

    NEW YORK - Mayor Michael Bloomberg is vowing to appeal a federal judge's ruling that the New York Police Department violated the civil rights of tens of thousands of New Yorkers with its stop-and-frisk policy. Bloomberg said at a news conference Monday that the judge displayed a "disturbing disregard" for... more »
  • Union appeals A-Rod's suspension

    August 8, 2013 8:55 AM

    CHICAGO - The Major League Baseball Players Association has formally appealed Alex Rodriguez's 211-game suspension. He was suspended through the 2014 season Monday when the league penalized 13 players following an investigation into Biogenesis of America, a shuttered Florida anti-aging clinic accused of distributing banned performance-enhancing drugs. The... more »
  • School board discusses changes to Mayfair, Delmont Play Video

    July 18, 2013 6:04 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Jeremy Collins devotes much of his attention to his brand new baby girl. He says he gave that same attention to his son back when he attended Delmont Elementary. "My son passed to the kindergarten. I mean it's a pretty good school," he says. But... more »
  • Funeral directors appeal casket ruling for monks

    July 18, 2013 10:26 AM

    NEW ORLEANS - Louisiana's board of funeral directors has asked the U.S. Supreme Court to overturn lower court rulings that permit Benedictine monks to sell caskets from their monastery outside New Orleans. Federal district and appeals courts found no reasonable grounds for a regulation that only state-licensed funeral directors may... more »
  • Drunk driver asking for shorter sentence again

    June 19, 2013 10:34 AM

    BATON ROUGE - Attorneys for the Greensburg man who killed seven people in a drunken crash said they're going to ask a judge to reduce his sentence again. Brett Gerald pleaded guilty this past December to seven counts of vehicular homicide in the May 2012 wreck. He initially... more »
  • Court hears arguments on NYC's big soda ban

    June 11, 2013 12:26 PM

    NEW YORK - A state appeals court is considering whether to allow New York City to ban oversized sodas and other large sugary drinks at city restaurants as part of its war on diabetes and obesity. The city's Board of Health enacted a rule last year that would put a... more »
  • Appeal hearing case of post-Katrina school firings

    May 30, 2013 11:52 AM

    NEW ORLEANS - A five-judge state appeal court panel must decide whether to uphold a ruling that thousands of New Orleans public school employees were wrongfully fired after Hurricane Katrina shut down the city and its schools in 2005. A lawyer for the fired workers told the 4th Circuit Court... more »
  • Convicted Pa. abortion doctor gets life in prison

    May 14, 2013 3:38 PM

    PHILADELPHIA - A Philadelphia abortion doctor convicted of killing three babies who were born alive has agreed to give up his right to an appeal and will be spared a potential death sentence. Dr. Kermit Gosnell was convicted Monday of first-degree murder in the deaths of the babies who were... more »
  • US government files morning-after pill appeal

    May 13, 2013 11:19 AM

    NEW YORK - The government has filed a last-second appeal that will delay the sale of the morning-after contraceptive pill to girls of any age without a prescription. The appeal was filed shortly before a noon Monday deadline. Brooklyn federal Judge Edward Korman says politics is behind efforts by Secretary... more »
  • Feds appeal Plan B ruling

    May 1, 2013 7:40 PM

    WASHINGTON- The Justice Department appealed a judge's ruling on lifting all age limits on the controversial Plan B morning-after birth control pill. The feds contend the judge exceeded his authority and his decision should be suspended while the appeal is on-going. U.S. District Judge Edward Korman of New York told... more »
  • LSU not releasing presidential candidates' names

    April 26, 2013 4:55 PM

    BATON ROUGE - LSU intends to appeal a judge's ruling that required the university system to turn over the names of about three dozen candidates considered during its presidential search. And the Board of Supervisors doesn't plan to immediately release the names. Board Chairman Hank Danos released a statement Friday... more »
  • Judge recuses himself in White case

    April 15, 2013 10:34 PM

    GONZALES- A judge assigned to a hearing to decide if a man should serve prison time for a deadly car crash 19-years ago has recused himself. Judge Thomas Kliebert was to preside over Stanley White's hearing. Instead, Judge Jesse LeBlanc will handle the case. White was convicted for... more »
  • AG wants court to make man go to prison

    April 11, 2013 10:23 PM

    GONZALES- The Attorney General said a man, convicted in connection with a deadly car crash in Ascension Parish almost two decades ago, should report to prison to serve his sentence. The A.G. recommended a lower court revoke Stanley White's appeal bond. White was sentenced in July 1995 and sentenced... more »
  • Federal appeals court to hear climate change suit

    April 8, 2013 10:22 AM

    JACKSON, Miss. - A federal three-judge panel has agreed to hear an appeal from a ruling that a group of Mississippi coastal landowners can sue energy and chemical companies on allegations that linked greenhouse gas emissions to Hurricane Katrina. The lawsuit alleges that greenhouse gas emissions from energy and chemical... more »
  • DOJ considers appeal of morning-after pill ruling

    April 5, 2013 4:13 PM

    WASHINGTON - The Justice Department hasn't yet said whether it will appeal today's ruling by a federal judge, striking down the age restrictions on the over-the-counter purchases of the morning-after pill. The judge said the restrictions are "arbitrary" and "unreasonable," and that they must end within 30 days. That means... more »
  • BP appeals ruling in Gulf spill settlement

    April 4, 2013 9:47 AM

    NEW ORLEANS - BP has appealed a federal judge's interpretation of settlement terms governing payouts to businesses that claim the company's massive 2010 oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico cost them money. BP has asked the 5th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals to review last month's ruling by District... more »
  • Knox awaits verdict from Italy's highest court

    March 25, 2013 8:48 AM

    ROME - A lawyer says Amanda Knox is "very anxious" as Italy's top criminal court hears arguments from prosecutors appealing her acquittal in the murder of her roommate. The Court of Cassation is considering prosecutors' contentions that the 2011 acquittals of Knox and her Italian ex-boyfriend in the murder of... more »
  • Scholarship loss not a federal case

    March 19, 2013 7:45 PM

    MOUNT PLEASANT, Mich.- A former female basketball player who lost her scholarship at Central Michigan University also lost her bid to get it back in a federal appeals court. Brooke Heike lost her scholarship after her sophomore season in 2008. That was under coach Sue Guevara. CMU says it withdrew... more »
  • State appeals voucher ruling in court Play Video

    March 19, 2013 10:03 AM

    NEW ORLEANS - Louisiana Supreme Court justices will hear arguments this afternoon from state attorneys as they appeal the ruling against the controversial school voucher program. Supporters of the program gathered on the courthouse steps to hold a rally this morning. District Court Judge Tim Kelley ruled the... more »
  • Fired BR police chief's appeal set for May

    March 6, 2013 2:39 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Dates have been set for Fired Baton Rouge Police Chief Dewayne White's civil service appeal hearing. The Municipal Fire and Police Civil Service Board's chairman, Sgt. Bryan Taylor, told attorneys Wednesday the hearing will be held May 13-15. In an email, East Baton Rouge Parish Mayor-President Kip... more »
  • Judge reverses conviction in Angola stabbing

    February 28, 2013 7:44 AM

    BATON ROUGE - State Attorney General Buddy Caldwell will appeal a federal judge's decision to reverse Albert Woodfox's 1998 conviction in the 1972 stabbing death of a guard at the Louisiana State Penitentiary. U.S. District Judge James Brady agreed Tuesday with Woodfox's claim that his 1993 indictment by a West... more »
  • Fired BRPD chief files civil service appeal

    February 21, 2013 2:47 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Dewayne White's attorney officially filed an appeal today for his removal as Baton Rouge's police chief, claiming it was done in bad faith and without just cause. The appeal to the municipal Civil Service Board of East Baton Rouge says White's termination was not done in... more »
  • Fired BRPD chief plans further appeals Play Video

    February 18, 2013 4:55 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Former Baton Rouge Police Chief Dewayne White said he plans to appeal today's firing at the local and state levels, after a contentious hearing between him and East Baton Rouge's mayor-president. Mayor Kip Holden did not reverse his decision today to fire White after a public... more »
  • Maine Zumba trial on hold pending appeal decision

    January 29, 2013 3:58 PM

    ALFRED, Maine - Maine's highest court has agreed to an expedited hearing focusing on 46 counts that were dropped against a key figure in a prostitution scandal centered at a Zumba dance studio in the seaside town of Kennebunk. A judge on Tuesday delayed the trial of Mark Strong Sr.... more »
  • BP worker loses appeal over court-ordered exam

    January 3, 2013 2:48 PM

    NEW ORLEANS - A federal appeals court has refused to overturn a ruling that a BP rig supervisor must submit to a medical exam to determine if he is fit to be questioned under oath for civil litigation spawned by the company's Gulf oil spill. A three-judge panel from the... more »

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