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  • Deputies: Woman, 72, slapped over Facebook snub

    December 19, 2014 6:54 AM

    SEMINOLE, FL - A 27-year-old woman is accused of slapping a 72-year-old woman who denied her friend request on Facebook. Rachel Anne Hayes became angry on Wednesday when the woman said the Facebook name she uses is inappropriate. Pinellas County Sheriff's deputies say the woman told Hayes she would accept... more »
  • Some in La. lost in new health care gap Play Video

    February 5, 2014 6:19 PM

    BATON ROUGE- A Louisiana man says he's lost in the gap between government assistance and private insurance, despite claims by the state that he should be covered. Robert Reed says despite visits to numerous hospitals and attempts to get advice or help from several health care providers, he still... more »
  • Texas judge allows Armstrong lawsuit to proceed

    July 9, 2013 10:38 AM

    AUSTIN, Texas - A Texas judge has refused Lance Armstrong's request to dismiss an insurance company's lawsuit seeking $3 million in bonuses it paid him from 1999 to 2001. Nebraska-based Acceptance Insurance Holdings sued Armstrong, saying he cheated by using performance-enhancing drugs to win the Tour de France. Armstrong's attorneys... more »
  • Judge denies request for Zimmerman acquittal

    July 5, 2013 4:07 PM

    SANFORD, Fla. - A Florida judge has denied a request from George Zimmerman's defense attorney to acquit the neighborhood watch volunteer of second-degree murder for fatally shooting Trayvon Martin. Defense attorney Mark O'Mara argued for acquittal Friday after prosecutors rested their case. O'Mara said prosecutors hadn't proved their case. He... more »
  • Chimp attack victim denied $150M lawsuit

    June 14, 2013 2:23 PM

    HARTFORD- A Connecticut woman disfigured in a chimpanzee attack has been denied permission to sue the state. Charla Nash's family sought permission to sue the state of Connecticut for $150 million but was denied by state Claims Commissioner J. Paul Vance Jr. The state is immune from lawsuits unless... more »
  • Education officials clear up grading questions

    May 30, 2013 5:08 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Superintendent of Education John White admitted today that letter grades awarded to high schools in the past had been inflated, but denied accusations his office intentionally caused the changes and later covered them up. White told a Senate education committee today that a flaw in the... 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 »
  • NCAA denies 6th year for ND safety Slaughter

    February 14, 2013 10:37 AM

    SOUTH BEND, Ind. - The NCAA has denied Notre Dame safety Jamoris Slaughter a sixth year of eligibility. Slaughter, who did not play as a freshman, tore his left Achilles tendon in the third game of the season, a 20-3 victory over Michigan State. He started 19 games in four... more »
  • Fla. judge: No trial delay in Trayvon Martin case

    February 5, 2013 9:04 AM

    SANFORD, Fla.- A judge in the case of a former neighborhood watch leader accused of shooting Florida teenager Trayvon Martin has denied a defense request to delay the trial. George Zimmerman's attorneys presented a motion Tuesday asking Judge Debra Nelson to push the trial from mid-June back to November. They... more »
  • Natchitoches School Board says no to new charter

    January 3, 2013 9:16 AM

    NATCHITOCHES - The Natchitoches Parish School Board has denied an application for a new charter school. The school was to serve at-risk middle school students. But the application was deemed inadequate by Kimberly Williams of the Baton Rouge consulting firm New Millennium Education. The board had hired the firm... more »
  • Oscar Pistorius denied relay run at Olympics

    August 9, 2012 10:13 AM

    LONDON - Double-amputee runner Oscar Pistorius was on the track but didn't get to run in the 4x400-meter relay at the London Olympics. He never even received the baton because South Africa crashed out in the first heat Thursday morning. Pistorius got onto the track but didn't get a chance... more »
  • Bail denied for father accused of abusing kid to death

    June 18, 2012 10:38 AM

    BATON ROUGE- State District Judge Trudy White ruled the father of Xzayvion Riley will be held in Parish Prison without bail. Michael Robertson did not appear in District Court today. Instead, his hearing was done via video conferencing. The child's mother, Lavaughn Riley, is scheduled to have her... more »
  • Cover-up role denied in Katrina shooting probe

    January 27, 2012 2:19 PM

    NEW ORLEANS (AP) - A retired police sergeant who was assigned to investigate deadly shootings on a New Orleans bridge after Hurricane Katrina denies engaging in a cover-up. Gerard Dugue (DOO' gay) testified Friday during his federal trial on civil rights charges that he now believes some of his former... more »
  • New venue denied for last of Angola 5

    December 27, 2011 1:53 PM

    ST. FRANCISVILLE - Despite a plea from St. Tammany Parish judges, the presiding judge in the Angola 5 first-degree murder trials says he sees no reason to choose juries for the last two trials in another parish. The Advocate reports retired judge Jerome M. Winsberg last week denied motions by... more »
  • Deputy denied a chance to look at DNA evidence

    October 13, 2011 2:43 PM

    HOUMA, La. - A former Terrebonne Parish Sheriff's deputy's request to see DNA evidence from the investigation that led to his conviction on a sex charge has been rejected by a state district judge. Fifty-one-year-old Glenn Brunet was convicted in 2007 of carnal knowledge of a juvenile. The former... more »
  • Houmas House grow plan denied

    August 10, 2011 10:42 PM

    GONZALES- In Ascension Parish, a plan to expand grounds at Houmas House Plantation were denied. The Planning Commission says the plan violated some laws already in place, that don't include an exception for historical sites. Last month, the developer claimed two members of the board were extorting him... more »
  • Indicted NO Officers denied bond

    July 16, 2010 2:56 PM

    A federal magistrate has denied bond for three police officers charged in the killing of two unarmed residents on a New Orleans bridge after Hurricane Katrina. Sgts. Robert Gisevius and Kenneth Bowen and Officer Anthony Villavaso are being held in custody after prosecutors argued they were a flight risk.... more »
  • Judge rejects Union school consolidation plan

    July 8, 2010 5:22 AM

    A plan by the Union Parish School System to consolidate grade levels at several schools has been rejected by a federal judge. U.S. District Judge Robbie James ruled proposed changes at four of its schools as part of a cost-saving consolidation plan do not comply with the U.S. Department of... more »
  • Judge maintains Guillory's 50 years sentence

    June 22, 2010 7:16 AM

    Accused serial killer Jeffery Lee Guillory's attempt to get his sentence reduced in an unrelated case has been denied. State District Judge Edwin Rubin upheld his original sentence of 50 years at hard labor without benefit of probation or parole for Guillory for the attempted murder of a Lafayette woman.... more »
  • Ex-councilman to stay in jail

    April 22, 2010 5:00 AM

    A request to reduce bond for a former Gretna city councilman convicted in a corruption case has been denied. Jonathan Bolar had asked that his bond be reduced from $500,000, but the judge noted Bolar had a "for sale sign on his council office," and gave a list of reasons... more »
  • Parents can't get swine flu vaccine

    November 5, 2009 10:32 PM

    Even though seven-year-old Aubrey Picou is terminally ill, her parents have not been able to get the swine flu vaccine. Joshua and Emily Picou were denied the shot because they're over the cut-off age for vaccinations. That's despite the fact that their seven-year-old suffers from Spinal muscular atrophy type... more »

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