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  • Former State Veterans Affairs head accused of cronyism and lying about military service Play Video

    February 1, 2016 7:28 AM

    BATON ROUGE - A state audit published early Monday morning paints a damning portrait of a former Jindal appointee. David LaCerte, the former head of the Louisiana Department of Veterans Affairs, is accused of several shady activities ranging from cronyism to cover-ups. LaCerte had worked for LDVA since 2010, first... more »
  • Some, not all, convictions dumped in La. film credit case

    December 9, 2015 6:40 PM

    NEW ORLEANS - Some, but not all, of the criminal convictions against two men accused of bilking Louisiana's movie production tax credit program have been thrown out by a federal judge. But that same judge refused Wednesday to grant a new trial on the remaining convictions against New Orleans lawyer... more »
  • In Newark, Obama to call for breaking cycle of incarceration

    November 2, 2015 5:13 PM

    NEWARK, N.J. - President Barack Obama is announcing new rules that will prevent federal agencies from quickly screening out job applicants just because they have criminal records. Obama says too many employers dismiss applicants because they've checked a box stating they have a criminal history. Obama says employers should "give... more »
  • Justice Dept. says no criminal charges for ex-IRS official

    October 23, 2015 3:03 PM

    WASHINGTON - The Justice Department is declining to bring charges against Lois Lerner, the former IRS official at the center of a political controversy over the processing of applications for tax-exempt status. Federal prosecutors announced their decision Friday in a letter to members of Congress. A firestorm erupted more than... more »
  • Rep. Barrow wants criminal penalties for unlicensed day cares Play Video

    August 21, 2015 7:46 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Representative Regina Barrow (D-Baton Rouge) is spearheading a movement to create criminal penalties for operating a day care without a license. She brought the issue up today at the state's Early Childhood Care and Education Advisory Council. Barrow wants a committee formed to research the issue. Currently... more »
  • 2 Texas women killed in Baton Rouge had criminal history

    June 21, 2015 10:32 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Two women found dead in quiet Baton Rouge neighborhood both had criminal histories. The 23-year-olds Brandy Gilbert and Corrine Rayford were shot to death and discovered in a car on Boone Drive near Kenileworth parkway. Both women are from the Dallas area. Gilbert had been previously... more »
  • Shampine spending another weekend on the lam

    October 17, 2014 10:10 PM

    BATON ROUGE- A wanted man will enter his second weekend on the run Saturday and has managed to spend the last week without being noticed. Dennis Shampine has been running from authorities since the second week of October. He has not been seen since Friday, October 10 when a... more »
  • Texas Gov. Perry assembles high-powered legal team

    August 19, 2014 2:43 AM

    AUSTIN, TX - Republican Texas Gov. Rick Perry is fighting a criminal indictment with a team of high-powered attorneys with formidable records in big cases. But as the potential 2016 presidential candidate plans trips to Washington and New Hampshire this week to continue courting GOP voters, it's unclear how much... more »
  • APSO investigating hunting camp vandalism

    June 26, 2014 10:48 AM

    PLATTENVILLE - Sheriff's deputies asked for the public's help in the investigation of damage done to an Assumption Parish campsite late last month. Deputies said someone shot at the Plattenville Hunting Club a number of times, hitting the buildings, a cistern, and several boats. Investigators believed the it happened... more »
  • Halliburton has incentive to cut another deal

    July 26, 2013 4:46 PM

    NEW ORLEANS - Halliburton has resolved a Justice Department criminal probe of its role in the Gulf oil spill by agreeing to pay a $200,000 fine and admitting it destroyed evidence, but the company still has a powerful incentive to cut another deal with businesses and residents. The plea agreement... more »
  • Supreme Court: Collecting DNA is okay Play Video

    June 4, 2013 5:46 PM

    BATON ROUGE- The Supreme Court ruled police can collect DNA samples from people who are arrested for felonies, likening the collection to that of fingerprints or photos. Louisiana State Police said today the ruling is a win for their ability to solve cold cases. "It's important to collect... more »
  • Texas launches criminal probe into plant explosion

    May 10, 2013 10:53 AM

    WACO, Texas - Texas law enforcement officials are launching a criminal investigation into last month's deadly fertilizer plant explosion. Investigators have up to now largely treated the West Fertilizer Co. blast that killed 14 people as an industrial accident. The Texas Department of Public Safety said in a Friday statement... more »
  • Slain suspect had violent history with cops Play Video

    April 9, 2013 6:31 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Criminal records showed a man who was shot and killed by Baton Rouge Police after he stabbed two officers had a history of violent run-ins with the law. Bradford Louis Etheredge, 37, was shot and killed after stabbing officer Brian Strong, 29, and Corporal Donald Johnson,... 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 »
  • Fired police chief investigated for missing cell phone, theft Play Video

    March 27, 2013 7:08 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Police are investigating Former Baton Rouge Police Chief Dewayne White for theft of a city-issued cell phone, his attorney Jill Craft explained. Craft has had the phone for weeks and said police never contacted her about the device. "Why don't you just ask me for... more »
  • Southern hosting "Stop the Violence March"

    February 26, 2013 11:07 AM

    BATON ROUGE - People will march against violence tonight at Southern University. Southern University's Black History Club, Criminal Justice Club, NCAAP and Student Government Association are hosting a "Stop the Violence March." Students and people from the community will march at 5 p.m. from the Smith-Brown Memorial Union... more »
  • High court reject's rapper C-Murder's appeal

    February 19, 2013 9:03 AM

    WASHINGTON- The Supreme Court has passed up another chance to deal with an anomaly of constitutional law that requires federal juries to reach unanimous verdicts in criminal cases, but allows states to make different rules. The court on Tuesday rejected the appeal of the rapper known as C-Murder, who is... more »
  • Judge OKs $4B BP oil spill criminal settlement

    January 29, 2013 12:23 PM

    NEW ORLEANS - A federal judge has approved an agreement for BP PLC to plead guilty to manslaughter and other charges and pay a record $4 billion in criminal penalties for the company's role in the massive 2010 oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico. BP agreed in November to... more »

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