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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 check to see if lock exists for regeneration 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 check to see if lock exists for regeneration 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 »
  • 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 »

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