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  • State Police reopens Houma murder case from 1989

    September 6, 2016 6:44 PM

    HOUMA – Louisiana State Police have reopened a 27-year-old murder case from 1989. Gerald E. Daigle, the owner of Standard Furniture Company, was found dead at the store located at 300 Belanger in Houma on June 15, 1989 between 5 p.m. and 6 p.m. According to police, Daigle was... more »
  • State, defense rest at hearing for 'Serial' case

    February 8, 2016 6:11 PM

    BALTIMORE - The state and the defense rested their cases after four days of testimony in a hearing for the man convicted of the killing at the center of the "Serial" podcast. Adnan Syed, now 35, was convicted of killing his high school girlfriend Hae Min Lee in 2000.... more »
  • Murder method: Inside the case against couple accused of killing sex offender

    December 15, 2015 9:48 PM

    BATON ROUGE - New details first uncovered by the WBRZ Investigative Unit detail the methodology of murder used by a couple suspected of killing a sex offender earlier this year. Brittany Monk and Jace Crehan remain in jail, accused in the death of Robert Noce. Noce was found dead,... more »
  • 'Big Pimpin' copyright infringement case against Jay Z tossed

    October 21, 2015 1:37 PM

    LOS ANGELES - A judge has dismissed a copyright infringement case against rapper Jay Z over his 1999 hit "Big Pimpin'" before the case was sent to a jury. U.S. District Judge Christina A. Snyder ruled Wednesday that the heir of an Egyptian composer didn't have the right to pursue... more »
  • State health officials confirm new case of West Nile Virus

    October 8, 2015 4:22 PM

    BATON ROUGE - The Louisiana Department of Health and Hospitals confirmed a new case of West Nile Virus this week. There have been a total of 55 total cases in the state so far this year with 34 cases of neuroinvasive disease, seven of West Nile fever and 14... more »
  • Official: Alabama patient doesn't have Ebola, tests negative

    August 5, 2015 11:08 AM

    BIRMINGHAM, Ala. - Alabama state health officials say a patient whose symptoms caused concerns about Ebola has tested negative for the virus. The Alabama Department of Public Health said in a statement Wednesday that the patient is improving. The patient's name hasn't been released. Edward Khan of the... more »
  • Re-trial date to be set next week for ex-BP engineer

    July 24, 2015 10:00 AM

    NEW ORLEANS- A former BP engineer who won a new trial in a criminal case arising from the 2010 Gulf of Mexico oil spill is expected to learn the date of that trial next week. Federal prosecutors accused Kurt Mix of deleting text messages about the amount of oil... more »
  • Grand jury canceled, AG to handle case involving chief's son

    July 6, 2015 11:34 PM

    BATON ROUGE - The Attorney General for the State of Louisiana will handle the progress of a case involving the son of an area police chief. Iberville Parish Sheriff's deputies believe Kevin Ambeau , Jr., shot two people after a fight in St. Gabriel but was not charged in... more »
  • OtterBox iPhone case ineffective against otters

    May 8, 2015 7:11 PM

    FARGO, ND - The Apple iPhone accessory community has been shaken to its very core as an incident at a North Dakota zoo has revealed the popular OtterBox case to not be suitable for protecting the smartphones from otters. It happened at the Red River Zoo in Fargo when... more »
  • Lawyer: Louisiana gun case against millionaire Durst dropped

    April 23, 2015 12:06 PM

    NEW ORLEANS - An attorney for real estate heir Robert Durst says state weapon charges against him have been dropped, clearing the way for federal proceedings in New Orleans on similar charges. Durst, who faces a murder charge in an unrelated California case, remains jailed without bond in Louisiana. Lawyer... more »
  • Ex-NFL player Sharper to begin changing pleas in rape cases

    March 23, 2015 2:10 AM

    LOS ANGELES, CA - Former NFL star Darren Sharper is set to appear in one court in person and another via video to enter pleas as he seeks to resolve rape and drugging allegations involving women in four different states. A change-of-plea hearing is scheduled for Sharper on Monday morning... more »
  • Rogers' will could become next saga; estate valued at $165,000 Play Video

    February 20, 2015 5:56 PM

    ST. GABRIEL - A day after details about the double-life TV personality Scott Rogers was living came to light, more of his past unraveled Friday. Rogers' friend, Darla O'Connor, told WBRZ in an exclusive interview, Rogers became unrecognizable. "He became a man I did not know," she said.... more »
  • Scott Rogers' double life exposed Play Video

    February 19, 2015 6:26 PM

    ST. GABRIEL - Recently released case files show the magnitude of the double life local celebrity Scott Rogers was living. The WBRZ News 2 Investigative Unit obtained dozens of crime scene and autopsy pictures, hours of recorded interviews with people who knew Rogers and packets of notes written by... more »
  • Judge refuses to toss Perry case on constitutional grounds

    January 27, 2015 3:37 PM

    AUSTIN, Texas - A Texas judge has refused to throw out a felony abuse-of-power case against former Gov. Rick Perry on constitutional grounds, ruling that the case against the possible 2016 presidential hopeful should continue. District Judge Bert Richardson, who like Perry is a Republican, ruled Tuesday that the case... more »
  • 2 men arrested in Baton Rouge double murder case

    November 5, 2014 2:03 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Two men accused in a double murder in Baton Rouge back in May are now behind bars while a third is still on the run, according to detectives. Sheriff's deputies in East Baton Rouge Parish arrested 18-year-old Charles Lanaute and 21-year-old Darrius Miller Wednesday afternoon for... more »
  • Aaron Hernandez due in court for status hearing

    July 22, 2014 2:02 AM

    FALL RIVER, MA - Former New England Patriots star Aaron Hernandez is due back in court for a status hearing in his Massachusetts murder case. Hernandez has pleaded not guilty to killing semi-professional football player Odin Lloyd. Lloyd's body was found in June 2013 near Hernandez's North Attleborough home. Lloyd,... more »
  • Pistorius' team closes case

    July 8, 2014 5:42 AM

    JOHANNESBURG, South Africa - The chief defense lawyer in the murder trial of Oscar Pistorius says he has closed his case, and the judge says final arguments will be held in court over the next two days. Lawyer Barry Roux said Tuesday that he had finished calling witnesses to testify... more »
  • Judge to lawyers: explain your case

    February 11, 2014 7:51 PM

    WASHINGTON- There's an indication a sexual assault case may not hold up against a former U.S. Naval Academy football player. The military judge overseeing the case told prosecutors to explain how they plan to prove the accusation. The charge is against Joshua Tate of Nashville, Tennessee. Prosecutors... more »
  • Former Mizzou football players latest to sue NCAA

    December 5, 2013 2:41 PM

    ST. LOUIS - Two former Missouri football players are suing the NCAA in federal court over head injuries they suffered decades ago, joining a cascade of recent lawsuits against college sports' governing body related to traumatic brain injuries. Tony Van Zant and Sharron Washington filed the suit Tuesday. Both played... more »
  • Feds oppose parents' intervention in voucher case

    October 23, 2013 3:17 PM

    NEW ORLEANS- The U.S. Justice Department says parents of Louisiana students attending private schools with taxpayer-funded tuition vouchers should not be allowed to intervene in a legal case linking the voucher issue to desegregation orders. Gov. Bobby Jindal, a voucher proponent, accused Justice lawyers Wednesday of trying to "muzzle"... more »
  • State asks for more time in federal voucher case

    September 5, 2013 4:38 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Education officials asked for more time today to respond to a Justice Department petition seeking a stop to Louisiana's voucher program. The state Department of Education's motion said they needed more time to prepare information about students who received vouchers for the 2013-2014 school year. ... more »
  • Jurors handed Fort Hood shooting rampage case

    August 22, 2013 2:23 PM

    FORT HOOD, Texas - Military jurors have started deliberating in the case of the soldier accused of killing 13 people during the 2009 shooting rampage at Fort Hood. Maj. Nidal Hasan faces numerous counts of premeditated murder and attempted premeditated murder for the attack on the Texas military base.... more »
  • New info reopens 2003, 2006 Tangipahoa killings

    July 31, 2013 3:31 PM

    HAMMOND - New information has breathed life into two cold criminal cases in Tangipahoa Parish. Sheriff's spokeswoman Dawn Panepinto says detectives have recently received several leads about the shooting of 30-year-old Timothy Brown, who was gunned down in the parking lot of Pea's lounge shortly before 2 a.m. on Dec.... more »
  • DHH report: First human case of West Nile virus in 2013

    July 23, 2013 2:02 PM

    BATON ROUGE, La. - The state Department of Health and Hospitals has reported the state's first case of West Nile virus in a human in 2013. The case was confirmed July 22nd in Caldwell Parish and was determined to be a neuroinvasive disease. A neuroinvasive disease illness is... more »
  • Defense rests case in George Zimmerman trial

    July 10, 2013 3:03 PM

    SANFORD, Fla. - Defense attorneys have rested their case in George Zimmerman's second-degree murder trial after calling 18 witnesses over less than a week. Prosecutors now plan to call two rebuttal witnesses. Both sides will then work on jury instructions before presenting closing arguments. The case is then sent to... more »
  • Gunshot expert backs Zimmerman's story

    July 9, 2013 4:14 PM

    SANFORD, Fla. - A gunshot wound expert hired by the defense has testified that the forensic evidence backs George Zimmerman's account that Trayvon Martin was on top of him when he fatally shot the teen. However, under cross-examination, Dr. Vincent DiMaio conceded that the wound could also be consistent with... more »
  • First week of testimony in Trayvon case wraps up

    June 29, 2013 10:59 AM

    SANFORD, Fla. - The first week of testimony in the second-degree murder trial of George Zimmerman produced conflicting accounts of the late-night scuffle that ended in the death of 17-year-old Trayvon Martin. Two neighbors and a police officer gave testimony Friday that appeared to bolster claims by the defense that... more »
  • Judge remains on CNSI case against state

    June 26, 2013 3:49 PM

    BATON ROUGE - A judge has refused to disqualify one of his colleagues from presiding over a lawsuit that challenges the Jindal administration's cancellation of Client Network Services Inc.'s nearly $200 million contract to process Medicaid claims. The state asked District Judge Mike Caldwell to recuse District Judge Tim Kelley... more »
  • Woman pleads not guilty in buttocks-injection case

    June 18, 2013 11:23 AM

    JACKSON, Miss. - A Mississippi woman has pleaded not guilty to killing a woman by giving silicone injections as a buttocks enhancement. Tracey Lynn Garner entered the plea Tuesday in Hinds County Circuit Court. Judge Winston Kidd says he'll consider Garner's request to be released on bond. Kidd also extended... 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 »
  • FBI searches apartment in ricin letter case

    May 18, 2013 3:34 PM

    SPOKANE, Wash. - Authorities in hazardous materials suits are searching an apartment in downtown Spokane, Wash., as they investigate the recent discovery of a pair of letters containing the deadly poison ricin. FBI agents, Spokane police officers and U.S. Postal Inspection Service officials descended on the apartment Saturday morning. No... more »
  • Man who killed three denied case review Play Video

    May 1, 2013 6:40 PM

    AMITE - A man who pleaded guilty to killing three pedestrians while driving drunk was denied case review by a judge. Though he never appealed his conviction, Derek Quebedeaux, 25, asked for post-conviction relief of his 12-year sentence. Police say Quebedeaux was driving drunk when he ran into... more »
  • 2 men charged in Boston bomb case waive bail

    May 1, 2013 3:23 PM

    BOSTON- A third college friend of one of the Boston Marathon bombing suspects is being held pending a detention and probable cause hearing. Robel Phillipos is charged with making false statements to federal investigators. A hearing is scheduled for Monday. Two other friends of bombing suspect (joh-HAHR' tsahr-NEYE'-ehv) waived... more »
  • Armstrong case could hinge on Postal benefit

    May 1, 2013 10:22 AM

    AUSTIN, Texas - Lance Armstrong is facing the federal government in a legal fight with tens of millions of dollars at stake. The cyclist's best chance at protecting his personal fortune likely rests in convincing a jury the government has already earned plenty from him. Armstrong is being sued by... more »
  • Justices dismiss La. case over trial delays

    April 29, 2013 10:16 AM

    WASHINGTON - A sharply divided Supreme Court has dismissed an appeal from a Louisiana man who claimed that most of a seven-year delay between his arrest and murder trial was the result of a breakdown in the state's system for paying defense lawyers in death penalty cases. The court's conservative... more »
  • Man accused in shower touching incident bonded out of jail Play Video

    April 26, 2013 11:02 PM

    BATON ROUGE- A man accused of sexual battery at the LSU recreational center bonded out of jail Friday night. Hung M. Dang, 46, was arrested after a student reported he was touched inappropriately in the showers. Police identified Dang as the suspect after sharing video surveillance of the man... more »
  • Man arrested in LSU shower touching case Play Video

    April 26, 2013 2:29 PM

    BATON ROUGE - LSU Police arrested a man they said inappropriately touched someone in the showers at the UREC center. Capt. Corey Lalonde said investigators arrested Hung M. Dang, 46, of Baton Rouge on suspicion of sexual battery and criminal trespass. Lalonde said on April 16 LSUPD was... more »
  • Jury receives case in Louding murder trial

    April 26, 2013 12:51 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Attorneys for the prosecution and defense wrapped up their closing arguments a short time ago in the murder trial of "Marlo" Mike Louding. Judge Trudy White issued jury instructions afterward and presented the case to them for deliberation. Louding is on trial on suspicion of... more »
  • Prosecutors, defense rest in Louding murder trial Play Video

    April 25, 2013 5:07 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Prosecutors and defense attorneys rested their respective cases this afternoon in the murder trial of "Marlo" Mike Louding, who's accused of killing six people. Louding is accused of killing Terry Boyd in October 2009 at the direction of Torrence Hatch, also known as the rapper Lil... more »
  • Prosecution expected to rest today in Louding trial

    April 25, 2013 10:46 AM

    BATON ROUGE - The prosecution is expected to wrap its case against "Marlo" Michael Louding Thursday in district court. Wednesday night, the getaway driver in the murder for hire plot, Adrian Pittman, testified against Louding for a lesser sentence. Pittman pleaded guilty to manslaughter in November for his... more »
  • Charges dropped against man in ricin letters case

    April 23, 2013 5:06 PM

    TUPELO, Miss. - A court filing says charges have been dropped against a Mississippi man accused of sending ricin-laced letters to President Barack Obama and others. The one-sentence document was filed hours after the suspect was released on bond. The document says the ongoing investigation has revealed new but... more »
  • Criminal case dropped in White cell phone search Play Video

    April 4, 2013 3:36 PM

    BATON ROUGE - City police dropped a criminal theft investigation into a missing cell phone which supposedly belonged to former Baton Rouge Police Chief Dewayne White. This comes after a search warrant was issued to take the phone from a woman in Zachary. Investigators claim White and the woman... more »
  • Buyout moves forward for people near sewer plant

    March 21, 2013 10:34 PM

    BATON ROUGE- A judge approved modifications to the sewer system's consent decree, paving the way for buyouts of houses near a sewer plant. People in University Place Subdivision are closer to getting out of the area they've complained about for years. The city will appraise houses, and hopes... more »
  • Trial to begin in Ohio school football rape case

    March 13, 2013 10:45 AM

    STEUBENVILLE, Ohio - Television news trucks are lined up outside an eastern Ohio courthouse for the trial of two high school football players charged with raping a 16-year-old West Virginia girl. The case set to be heard in juvenile court Wednesday has brought unprecedented attention to the small city of... more »
  • iPhone case packs electrifying punch Play Video

    February 28, 2013 6:00 PM

    BATON ROUGE - A new iPhone case is packing more than just protection for your phone. The Yellow Jacket Smartphone Stun Case, created by Sean Simone and Seth Froom, packs a stun gun into an iPhone case as well as an extra charge for your phone. "There are... more »
  • EBRSO revives old murder case, make arrest

    February 20, 2013 2:49 PM

    Baton Rouge- After reviewing old evidence, Detectives with the East Baton Rouge Sheriff's Office have revived a 21 year-old murder case and have made an arrest. Detectives have linked Edward Belin to the death of Leonard Noriega and has been charged with principal to first-degree murder. Noriega was... more »
  • Prosecutor defends actions in Swartz hacker case

    January 17, 2013 3:28 PM

    BOSTON - A federal prosecutor who has been sharply criticized following the suicide of an Internet freedom activist appeared to fight back tears as she defended her office's handling of a hacking case against him. U.S. Attorney Carmen Ortiz says Aaron Swartz's family has suffered a "horrible tragedy" and that... more »
  • La. AG's oil spill tab nears $24M

    January 14, 2013 2:48 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Louisiana's attorney general has spent nearly $24 million building the state's legal case against BP over the 2010 Gulf of Mexico oil spill. And records show much of the money has gone to outside law firms that have contributed to his campaigns. The $15.4 million that Attorney... more »

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