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  • Courthouse flooded by Katrina still houses evidence

    May 3, 2016 12:38 PM

    NEW ORLEANS - More than 10 years after Hurricane Katrina flooded the New Orleans courthouse's ground floor and destroyed evidence in thousands of criminal cases, evidence is still being stored there -- and a watchdog group says a less-vulnerable storage space is needed. Court Watch NOLA says city officials... more »
  • Los Angeles County prosecutors reject Cosby sex charges

    January 6, 2016 5:39 PM

    LOS ANGELES - Los Angeles County prosecutors have declined to charge Bill Cosby with sexually abusing two teenagers in 1965 and 2008, citing time limits and a lack of evidence. Wednesday's decision comes about a week after the 78-year-old comedian was charged with drugging and sexually assaulting a woman in... more »
  • Hearing for suspect in police death put off until Dec. 11

    November 14, 2015 12:26 PM

    NEW ORLEANS - A hearing on evidence in the death of a New Orleans police officer was delayed until December because of difficulties with a video hookup. Travis Boys is charged with first-degree murder in the June 20 shooting death of Officer Daryle Holloway. Online records show Boys is being... more »
  • Colvin gets 15 years in courthouse cocaine conspiracy

    September 8, 2015 3:21 PM

    BATON ROUGE - A judge formally sentenced former court clerk William Colvin to 15 years in jail Tuesday for stealing cocaine from an evidence locker at the East Baton Rouge courthouse in order to sell it. Colvin pleaded guilty to malfeasance, cocaine possession, and obstruction of justice charges in... more »
  • 'Significant' evidence found in Illinois police murder

    September 5, 2015 12:19 PM

    FOX LAKE, Ill. - Authorities investigating the slaying of a northern Illinois police officer say they've recovered a new piece of "significant" evidence from the crime scene. Lake County Sheriff's Office detective Christopher Covelli says evidence technicians returning to the scene of Tuesday's shooting in the village of Fox Lake... more »
  • Another plea deal in courthouse evidence theft scheme

    August 10, 2015 3:53 PM

    BATON ROUGE - The son of former State District Judge Kay Bates pleaded guilty Monday to malfeasance, possession of cocaine and obstruction related to a case against him where he was indicted for theft of cocaine and weapons from the evidence locker at the 19th Judicial District Courthouse in 2012.... more »
  • New Orleans Police have no evidence linking teenaged deaths

    June 11, 2015 6:43 PM

    NEW ORLEANS - NOPD Supt. Michael Harrison said there is no evidence connecting the deaths of two young women whose bodies were found on the interstate in New Orleans. NOPD is working with State Police and the Jefferson Parish Sheriff's Office in case they find a relationship between the... more »
  • Former clerk pleads guilty in evidence room thefts

    June 2, 2015 4:02 PM

    BATON ROUGE - A former clerk of court accused of helping steal cocaine and weapons from an evidence locker at the Baton Rouge courthouse pleaded guilty Tuesday to charges of cocaine possession and principal to malfeasance in office. Debra Bell admitted in court she took the drugs from the... more »
  • Police: Person seen cleaning up evidence after North St. killing Play Video

    April 6, 2015 3:43 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Police released surveillance video Monday which they said showed someone possibly cleaning up evidence after a deadly shooting two weeks ago outside a Baton Rouge auto parts store. Cpl. Don Coppola said Baton Rouge Police are trying to identify the person seen in the video looking... more »
  • Key evidence filmmakers found against Robert Durst

    March 16, 2015 4:53 PM

    LOS ANGELES - Andrew Jarecki's documentary about unsolved killings linked to millionaire Robert Durst uncovered evidence police didn't have before - a previously unknown letter and Durst's own comments, recorded during and after a tough interview for the film. The letters: - An anonymous note mailed to Beverly Hills police... more »
  • Prosecutors: Ex-NFL star Hernandez's DNA ties him to slaying

    January 30, 2015 1:54 AM

    FALL RIVER, MA - Prosecutors say Aaron Hernandez's DNA on a marijuana cigarette shared with the friend they say the ex-NFL star murdered is compelling forensic evidence of the crime. Jurors are set to hear more testimony Friday in the case against Hernandez, a day after the trial started with... more »
  • IRS head says no laws broken in loss of emails

    June 24, 2014 2:21 AM

    WASHINGTON, D.C. - The head of the IRS says he's seen no evidence anyone committed a crime when the agency lost emails that might shed light on the agency's targeting of political groups. Republicans in Congress aren't buying it. On Tuesday, they will hear from a White House official who... more »
  • Botched execution offers new evidence to attorneys

    April 30, 2014 3:48 PM

    ST. LOUIS - A bungled execution in Oklahoma provides death penalty opponents with a fresh, startling example of how lethal injections can go wrong. But the odds of successfully challenging the nation's main execution method will probably hinge on exactly what caused Clayton Lockett's apparent agony. If the four-time felon... more »
  • Sharper's attorneys to question Arizona evidence

    April 17, 2014 6:55 AM

    PHOENIX, AZ- Lawyers for former NFL All-Pro safety Darren Sharper will return to a Phoenix courtroom Thursday to question the evidence being used to keep him in jail without bail on charges that he drugged and sexually assaulted two women. A judge began a hearing on the subject Wednesday, and... more »
  • Holmes' lawyers: Apartment search was illegal

    October 23, 2013 7:47 AM

    CENTENNIAL, Colo. - Lawyers for Colorado theater shooting defendant James Holmes say evidence seized from his booby-trapped apartment shouldn't be used against him because police didn't get a search warrant before sending in a bomb squad robot. Defense attorneys and prosecutors return to court Wednesday for more arguments over... more »
  • Holmes defense, prosecutors resume evidence battle

    October 21, 2013 8:41 AM

    CENTENNIAL, Colo. - James Holmes returns to court for another round of skirmishes over what evidence can be used against him when he goes on trial for the Colorado theater shootings. Pretrial hearings resume Monday. Defense lawyers and prosecutors are battling over any scrap of evidence that could... more »
  • Judge's son faces arraignment in drug theft

    October 17, 2013 8:52 AM

    BATON ROUGE - Three people accused of stealing items from the 19th Judicial Clerk of Court's Office will appear before a judge Thursday for arraignment. One of the defendants, William Colvin, is the son of State District Judge Kay Bates. He's accused, along with his girlfriend Debra Bell,... more »
  • Former Halliburton manager pleads guilty

    October 15, 2013 11:19 AM

    NEW ORLEANS - A former manager for Halliburton pleaded guilty to destroying evidence after the 2010 BP oil spill. Anthony Badalamenti's guilty plea in U.S District Court today comes with a maximum sentence of 1 year in prison and a $100,000 fine. Sentencing will take place in January. Badalamenti... more »
  • UN: 'Convincing evidence' of Syria chemical attack

    September 16, 2013 10:30 AM

    UNITED NATIONS - U.N. inspectors say there is "clear and convincing evidence" that chemical weapons were used on a relatively large scale in an attack last month in Syria that killed hundreds of people. A report from the inspectors says "the environmental, chemical and medical samples we have collected provide... more »
  • Area police chief indicted for stealing evidence

    September 6, 2013 4:43 PM

    KENTWOOD- The town's chief of police has been indicted in a case of missing evidence. Gregory Newton was indicted by a grand jury for malfeasance in office and unauthorized use of a movable. The indictment comes after a State Police investigation in December of 2012 when a person... more »
  • Syria says US delaying strike because it lacks evidence

    September 1, 2013 11:10 AM

    DAMASCUS - A top Syrian government official is dismissing the Obama administration as confused and hesitant, even as Secretary of State John Kerry says Washington has evidence of sarin gas use by Syria and that the case for a military attack is getting "stronger and stronger." Deputy foreign minister Faysal... more »
  • Kerry: Syria's chemical arms use 'moral obscenity'

    August 26, 2013 2:23 PM

    WASHINGTON - Secretary of State John Kerry says chemical weapons were used in Syria and is accusing President Bashar Assad of destroying evidence. Ratcheting up criticism of Syria's alleged chemical weapons use, Kerry called last week's attack a "moral obscenity" that should shock the conscience of the world. He says... more »
  • Investigative Unit: judge's son has accounts frozen

    August 14, 2013 10:33 PM

    BATON ROUGE- A man accused of stealing drugs and other items from the evidence locker at the 19th Judicial Clerk of Court's Office said he made around $200,000 of the loot. He is believed to have stashed the money in numerous bank accounts, which were frozen the WBRZ News 2... 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 »
  • Six indicted for evidence room cocaine, gun thefts

    July 18, 2013 5:25 PM

    BATON ROUGE - A grand jury handed up indictments for six people, including a judge's son, in connection with a scheme which led to the theft of cocaine and weapons from the evidence locker at the 19th Judicial District Courthouse last year. The indictment includes charges of malfeasance in... more »
  • Zimmerman jury asks judge for list of evidence

    July 12, 2013 3:54 PM

    SANFORD, Fla. - Jurors in the George Zimmerman murder trial are asking the judge for a list of all the evidence. Jurors asked for the inventory list about two hours after the started their deliberations Friday. Zimmerman is charged with second-degree murder, but the jury can also choose manslaughter. He... more »
  • Judge allows school records in Zimmerman trial

    July 3, 2013 10:41 AM

    SANFORD, Fla. - Prosecutors at George Zimmerman's second-degree murder trial have been presenting evidence about his work in a college criminal justice course. They say the work shows that Zimmerman knew about Florida's self-defense law. In an interview last year with Fox News, Zimmerman had maintained that he did not... more »
  • US judge restricts sharing evidence against Nagin

    June 9, 2013 4:13 PM

    NEW ORLEANS - A federal judge says Ray Nagin's attorneys must keep a log of who sees federal evidence against the former New Orleans mayor, and are restricted in how they may share such evidence. The Times-Picayune reports that U.S. District Judge Ginger Berrigan's order is aimed at preventing public... more »
  • Judge to consider texts, photos in Martin case

    May 28, 2013 8:12 AM

    SANFORD, Fla. - A Florida judge is set to consider whether Trayvon Martin's text messages about smoking marijuana and trouble at school can be shown during the trial of the man charged with killing the teen. The text messages and photos, which were released by defense attorneys for George Zimmerman... more »
  • Ex-BP engineer claims feds withheld evidence

    May 14, 2013 4:35 PM

    NEW ORLEANS - A former BP engineer charged with deleting text messages about the company's response to its 2010 oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico claims that Justice Department prosecutors withheld evidence and should be sanctioned. U.S. District Judge Stanwood Duval Jr. didn't immediately rule Tuesday on whether sanctions... more »
  • USADA chief: Armstrong has evidence against UCI

    April 25, 2013 10:45 AM

    PARIS - The head of the U.S. Anti-Doping Agency wants Lance Armstrong to come forward with information detailing the alleged complicity of cycling's governing body in his doping. Travis Tygart appeared at a Senate hearing in Paris on Thursday to discuss ways to improve the fight against doping. USADA'S scathing... more »
  • No evidence of broader plot tied to Boston

    April 16, 2013 2:35 PM

    WASHINGTON- Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano says there is no evidence that the bombings at the Boston Marathon are part of a wider plot. Napolitano says DHS will maintain what she called "enhanced security measures at transportation hubs" as a precaution. Two people briefed on the investigation say that a... more »
  • Investigators searching for clues in recovered car

    January 23, 2013 12:47 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Police said they are still investigating a car they believe was used in a pharmacy robbery which turned into a hostage standoff and deadly police shooting this week. Col. Richey Johnson said authorities sent the car believed to have been the getaway vehicle in Monday night's... more »
  • Kentwood Police Chief arrested in missing evidence investigation

    January 16, 2013 2:42 PM

    Tangipahoa Parish- The Chief of Police in Kentwood is in trouble with the law himself. Chief Gregory Newton turned himself in to LSP Detectives, following an investigation into missing evidence. The investigation started in December when State Police received a citizen complaint saying $2000 had been misappropriated by... more »
  • Man sues N.O. prosecutors over withheld evidence

    January 10, 2013 2:27 PM

    NEW ORLEANS - A man whose convictions on charges he killed five people at a 1995 party were overturned by the U.S. Supreme Court last year is suing the New Orleans district attorney's office. The federal lawsuit filed Wednesday on Juan Smith's behalf accuses prosecutors of concealing evidence from defense... more »

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