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  • Man who killed ex-Saints star seeks new trial

    April 18, 2017 8:50 PM

    NEW ORLEANS - Defense lawyers for the man who killed former New Orleans Saints star Will Smith have filed a motion for a new trial based on "new evidence." Court records show the motion was filed Tuesday afternoon. The records don't spell out what the evidence is. The motion is... more »
  • Denham Springs Police change policies after trusties confess to stealing evidence

    February 27, 2017 6:41 PM

    DENHAM SPRINGS- The Denham Springs Police Department is changing procedures after two trustees managed to take counterfeit cash and drugs from the police station. Now, no trusties are allowed in the building. The theft happened weeks ago, but policies are now being changed. "There was an area they could get... more »
  • DHS intel report disputes threat posed by travel ban nations

    February 24, 2017 4:49 PM

    WASHINGTON - Analysts at the Homeland Security Department's intelligence arm found insufficient evidence that citizens of seven Muslim-majority countries included in President Donald Trump's travel ban pose a terror threat to the United States. A draft document obtained by The Associated Press concludes that citizenship is an "unlikely indicator" of... more »
  • 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 »
  • 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 »

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