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  • Judge rules IG can investigate N.O. School Board.

    September 25, 2013 11:42 AM

    NEW ORLEANS - The inspector general for the city of New Orleans can investigate the Orleans Parish School Board. State District Court Judge Christopher Bruno made the ruling that was released today. The School Board was denied a request to throw out a subpoena of the board's financial... more »
  • Teacher tenure lawsuit sent back to district court

    May 31, 2013 4:20 PM

    BATON ROUGE - The Louisiana Supreme Court has asked a Baton Rouge district judge to review his decision to throw out Gov. Bobby Jindal's revamp of teacher tenure and salary laws. Judge Michael Caldwell had ruled that the legislation was unconstitutional because it bundled together too many items spanning Louisiana's... more »
  • Powerhouse Gym owners evicted

    January 25, 2013 10:39 AM

    BATON ROUGE- Powerhouse Gym owners Ronnie and Connie Olah agreed to an eviction from the property on Sherwood Forest Boulevard in District Court today, according to an attorney associated with the case. The embattled gym took more than a year to begin fulfilling promises to clients, who signed up... more »
  • Sheriff: Some judges not on board with misdemeanor jail trial Play Video

    June 11, 2012 10:46 PM

    BATON ROUGE- Next week, people caught with misdemeanor warrants go to jail. The misdemeanors range from DWI's, to speeding tickets and domestic violence charges. The city jail opens 24-7 for the second time next week, for two weeks. But some of that effort may be worthless. Last... more »
  • Cage given life in prison for 2009 murders

    December 14, 2011 10:52 AM

    BATON ROUGE - Percy Cage, who was convicted of killing his ex-girlfriend, her unborn child and her brother back in 2009, received a life sentence today in Baton Rouge district court. Cage was indicted two months after the shootings at a home on Syble Drive. Investigators said he had... more »
  • Former library official pleads guilty to child porn charge Play Video

    December 13, 2011 6:20 PM

    BATON ROUGE - The former second-in-command at the East Baton Rouge Library faces up to 20 years in prison after he plead guilty to attempted receipt of child porn. Aaron Brian Fielder, 42, signed a plea agreement in Alabama admitting to soliciting sex from who he thought was a... more »
  • Judges ban smoking near district courthouse Play Video

    December 6, 2011 6:14 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Judges at downtown Baton Rouge's district courthouse had enough of the "smoke tunnel" they describe in the entrance to the building. Now, they are enforcing an old city ordinance passed in 2005 that bans smoking within 25 feet of the entrance to a public building. Chief... more »
  • Restaurant owner pleads guilty to tax fraud, bribery

    April 1, 2011 3:15 PM

    BATON ROUGE - The owner of several Baton Rouge-area restaurants has pleaded guilty to cooking his books and keeping hundreds of thousands of dollars in sales taxes, according to the U. S. Attorney's Office. Jamal Roman entered a guilty plea in district court today to all charges against him... more »
  • Hammond man gets 5 years in drug killing

    March 23, 2011 1:58 PM

    CLINTON - A state district judge says he wished he could sentence a 21-year-old Hammond man to more than five years in prison for the shooting death of a Clinton man in a July 2009 drug deal. The Advocate reports District Judge George H. Ware Jr. sentenced Anthony Manzella... more »
  • Jury in ex-lawmaker's trial to keep deliberating

    February 23, 2011 5:18 PM

    NEW ORLEANS - A federal judge has instructed jurors to continue deliberating in the racketeering case against a former Louisiana lawmaker even though they appear to be deadlocked. Michael Fawer, an attorney for former state Rep. Renee Gill Pratt, said the jury gave U.S. District Judge Ivan Lemelle a... more »
  • Two suspects tied to Lil Boosie in court

    January 12, 2011 11:51 AM

    BATON ROUGE – Two people with ties to Torrence Hatch, the rapper known as Lil Boosie, were in district court today. Eddie Stewart and Ryan Carroll were indicted in connection with the killings of six people over the course of a year in Baton Rouge. A new date was set... more »
  • Judge refuses to reduce ex-lawmaker's prison term

    January 6, 2011 1:44 PM

    NEW ORLEANS - A federal judge has refused to reduce a prison sentence for a former Louisiana lawmaker who pleaded guilty to helping an unlicensed bond broker launder money. Former state Sen. Derrick Shepherd had asked U.S. District Judge Carl Barbier in November to reduce his prison sentence from 37... more »
  • Jan Waters receives 20-year sentence for manslaughter

    December 16, 2010 10:31 AM

    BATON ROUGE - A district judge today sentenced Jan Waters, who was convicted of killing her wealthy ex-husband, to twenty years in prison with credit for time served. Waters had pleaded guilty to manslaughter for the 2004 shooting death of Alan Waters, and the sentence was part of that... more »
  • Manslaughter in mix for ex-cop in Katrina shootings

    December 6, 2010 11:11 AM

    NEW ORLEANS - A jury will be allowed to consider whether a former New Orleans police officer committed murder or manslaughter when he fatally shot a man during Hurricane Katrina's aftermath. U.S. District Judge Lance Africk said Monday that he will instruct jurors they can consider the less serious charge... more »
  • News 2 investigates: Millions owed to District Court in BR

    November 8, 2010 9:38 PM

    BATON ROUGE - A News 2 investigation found millions of dollars are owed to the 19th Judicial District Court in Baton Rouge. The problem stems from organizations that file civil lawsuits without paying court costs, according to state district judge Janice Clark. News 2 found nearly $6 million is owed... more »
  • Demond Cook sentenced to life in prison

    November 2, 2010 3:34 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Demond Cook, the convicted felon who escaped custody and was re-captured after a 12-hour manhunt on Oct. 19, was given a life sentence today in Baton Rouge district court. The District Attorney's Office said Cook stipulated to prosecutor's argument that he was an habitual offender, and... more »
  • Woman admits to stealing IDs, filing false returns

    October 27, 2010 10:54 AM

    A third person has pleaded guilty to stealing personal information from nursing home patients in Louisiana and using it to file dozens of false tax returns. 42-year-old Levonne Stewart of Baton Rouge entered her plea in district court yesterday, and could face between two and 32 years in prison and... more »
  • Demond Cook makes court appearance after escape

    October 21, 2010 9:53 AM

    The man who escaped from the district courthouse in Baton Rouge and was re-captured Tuesday was back in court this morning. There was extra security as Demond Cook was taken to the courtroom, and a judge rescheduled his sentencing hearing for a kidnapping and armed robbery conviction to November... more »
  • School consolidation argued in court

    June 8, 2010 6:19 PM

    District Judge James Brady did not have a chance to rule on whether East Feliciana Schools will consolidate. Nearly five hours into testimony in Baton Rouge, Concerned Citizens' Attorney Nelson Taylor, Sr. began feeling cramps in his left hand and was taken to a nearby hospital. Before he left,... more »
  • Charges reduced in Landrieu office phone caper

    March 26, 2010 3:03 PM

    Federal prosecutors have filed reduced charges against conservative activist James O'Keefe and three others arrested after they allegedly tried to tamper with the phones in Sen. Mary Landrieu's New Orleans office. The filing Friday in U.S. District Court charges them with entering a federal building under false pretenses, a... more »
  • Man sentenced to 309 years for identity theft and other charges

    February 17, 2010 1:25 PM

    Robert Thompson, of Zachary, La., was sentenced to 309 years in prison by a U.S. District Court Judge. Thompson is the leader of a massive identity theft and bribery scheme. He received the longest sentence of any white collar offender in the history of the Middle District of La. ... more »
  • Fourth man pleads guilty in corruption scheme

    November 4, 2009 10:55 AM

    Former Baton Rouge police officer Leonard Jackson pleaded guilty to federal bribery charges Wednesday. He's the fourth man to admit his role in a major corruption scheme surrounding Baton Rouge City Court and District Court. Edward James pleaded guilty to racketeering and conspiracy charges Monday, after resigning as chief investigator... more »

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