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  • Former deputy pleads guilty to helping inmate escape

    August 9, 2015 11:52 AM

    NAPOLEONVILLE, La. - A former Avoyelles Parish sheriff's deputy has been sentenced to 18 months for allowing an Assumption Parish prisoner to leave a jail transport van to buy drugs and the inmate didn't return. Court records show Michelle George of Moreauville pleaded guilty this week to counts of assisting... more »
  • Former governor Edwards' wife in labor

    July 31, 2013 5:11 PM

    BATON ROUGE - The wife of former governor Edwin Edwards, Trina Scott Edwards, is in labor. The couple made the announcement on Trina's Facebook page earlier this afternoon, saying they were preparing to welcome Eli Edwards into the world. The two married shortly after Edwin Edwards was released... more »
  • Jury finds former fire chief guilty on all counts

    June 14, 2013 2:05 PM

    LIVINGSTON - A jury found former Livingston Parish fire chief Franklin Dale Church guilty on all charges today. Church was accused of nine counts of indecent behavior with a juvenile. Prosecutors presented graphic recorded testimony yesterday from the 13-year-old victim, who said Church would put her in a... more »
  • Defense rests in Franklin Dale Church trial

    June 14, 2013 10:43 AM

    LIVINGSTON - Closing arguments began this morning in the trial of a former Livingston Parish fire chief accused of having sex with a child. Prosecutors rested their case this morning after testimony from a computer forensics detective. Defense attorneys rested after calling one witness. Franklin Dale Church faces... more »
  • Man gets 8 months for failing to file income taxes

    May 23, 2013 8:56 AM

    BATON ROUGE- Former Denham Springs attorney Roderick Dewitt Aguillard III has been sentenced in Baton Rouge to eight months in federal prison after admitting that he did not file income tax returns on $2.3 million he earned over a four-year-period. Failure to file a federal income tax return is a... more »
  • Ex-Jefferson Parish president reports to prison

    May 6, 2013 12:55 PM

    NEW ORLEANS - Former Jefferson Parish President Aaron Broussard has started serving a prison sentence of nearly four years for his role in a bribery plot and payroll fraud scheme. A spokesman for the federal Bureau of Prisons said Broussard reported Monday to the low-security facility at a prison in... more »
  • Ex-sheriff's deputy accused of role in killing

    April 1, 2013 3:36 PM

    NEW ORLEANS - A former Jefferson Parish sheriff's deputy has been indicted on charges he engaged in a scheme to kill a man to prevent him from reporting the deputy's alleged theft and misuse of his debit card. A 60-count federal indictment unsealed Monday charges the former deputy, Mark Hebert,... more »
  • Clinton, Carter join Obama inaugural gathering

    January 21, 2013 10:31 AM

    WASHINGTON - Former presidents Bill Clinton and Jimmy Carter joined lawmakers and other dignitaries at the Capitol for President Barack Obama's ceremonial swearing-in Monday to a second term. The two men are the only living Democrats who have occupied the White House. Clinton was accompanied by his wife, Secretary of... more »
  • Former President George H.W. Bush still hospitalized

    December 23, 2012 10:18 AM

    HOUSTON - Doctors say former President George H.W. Bush needs to "build up his energy" before he can be released from a Houston hospital. Methodist Hospital spokesman George Kovacik said in an email statement Sunday that doctors are still optimistic that the 88-year-old Bush will make a full recovery. He... more »
  • Former La. governors talk about time in office

    December 12, 2012 6:10 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Louisiana's four living former governors traded stories about their combined 30 years in the state's top leadership post, defended their performances and offered suggestions at a rare public gathering together. Former Govs. Edwin Edwards, Buddy Roemer, Mike Foster and Kathleen Blanco spoke Wednesday to a packed house... more »
  • Jordan Jefferson begins community service

    November 2, 2012 5:37 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Former LSU quarterback Jordan Jefferson got a jump start on court-ordered community service today. Jefferson spoke to students on the McKinley High School football team this afternoon, stressing how good decisions help lead to success in life. This week, Jefferson pleaded no contest to battery... more »
  • Ex-Leesville police chief gets prison in gun probe

    October 16, 2012 4:33 PM

    LAFAYETTE - A former Leesville police chief has been sentenced to nearly four years in prison for illegally possessing a firearm with an obliterated serial number. U.S. District Judge Richard Haik on Tuesday sentenced 51-year-old Bobby Hickman to 46 months in prison followed by three years of supervised release. Federal... more »
  • Former deputy indicted for sex with minors

    July 13, 2012 11:01 AM

    LIVINGSTON - A grand jury indicted a former Livingston Parish Sheriff's deputy for criminal sexual conduct with a minor, according to the Attorney General's Office. The indictment accused Clarence "Jeremy" Brister, 37, of three counts of indecent behavior with a juvenile and one count of molesting a juvenile. ... more »
  • Ex-N.O. pastor to be sentenced for stealing $1M

    July 12, 2012 7:37 AM

    NEW ORLEANS - A former New Orleans church pastor is scheduled to be sentenced Thursday for stealing nearly $1 million in disaster loan payments meant to rebuild the church after Hurricane Katrina. Toris Young faces a maximum of 10 years in prison when he is sentenced by U.S. District... more »
  • Former Jag helps Brewers to victory

    July 3, 2012 10:20 AM

    MILWAUKEE - Pinch-hitter Norichika Aoki drove in the go-ahead run with a safety squeeze in the eighth inning and the Milwaukee Brewers beat the Miami Marlins 6-5 on Monday night. Former Southern Jaguar Rickie Weeks sparked the winning rally with a leadoff double. He moved up on Martin... more »
  • Former LSU pitcher named to stadium commission

    June 22, 2012 7:32 AM

    BATON ROUGE - Gregg Patterson, a former LSU pitcher, has been named to a commission that oversees the Louisiana Superdome and other stadiums. Gov. Bobby Jindal appointed Patterson to the Louisiana Board of Commissioners of the Stadium and Exposition District. The district has jurisdictional authority over the John A.... more »
  • Former Lady Tiger scores season-high in win against Liberty

    June 22, 2012 7:16 AM

    Seimone Augustus scored a season-high 26 points, rookie Devereaux Peters added a career-best 18, and the Minnesota Lynx got back on track by beating the New York Liberty 102-70 on Thursday night. Taj McWilliams-Franklin added 15 points for Minnesota (11-1), which started the season a WNBA-best 10-0 before losing... more »
  • Former LSU, NFL player arrested for making threats

    May 28, 2012 10:26 AM

    PORT ALLEN - Sheriff's deputies in West Baton Rouge arrested a former LSU and NFL player after his neighbors said he made threatening remarks after a relative was shot. Deputies arrested Norman LeJeune last night in suspicion of public intimidation, terroristic threats and resisting arrest, according to Col. Richie... more »
  • Former nurse to be sentenced for sexual battery

    May 3, 2012 6:54 AM

    ALEXANDRIA - A former Rapides Regional Medical Center nurse who was found guilty last month in the sexual battery of a sleeping patient will be sentenced Friday in state court in Alexandria. Phillip Wayne Raines of Deville faces up to 10 years in prison without parole. Judge Thomas... more »
  • Bills blocking former lawmakers from taking jobs rejected check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    May 2, 2012 5:19 PM

    BATON ROUGE- A house committee killed two bills with one stone. The bills would have kept lawmakers from leaving the legislature and going straight into other state jobs. It has been a hot topic around the capitol for the past few months. Several former lawmakers were given appointments to... more »
  • Jeb Bush doubts he'll get GOP VP nod

    April 20, 2012 5:20 PM

    WEST PALM BEACH- Former Florida Governor Jeb Bush says he'd consider running as vice president with Mitt Romney, but doubts he'll ever be asked. Bush told the conservative website Newsmax that Florida Sen. Marco Rubio is "probably the best" choice to share the ticket with Romney, the presumptive GOP presidential... more »
  • Tommy John surgery for Brian Wilson

    April 19, 2012 11:00 AM

    BATON ROUGE -Former LSU Tiger pitcher and All-Star Giants closer Brian Wilson will undergo Tommy John reconstructive elbow surgery Thursday in Pensacola ending his season. Renowned elbow specialist Dr. James Andrews will perform the surgery after doing a similar procedure on Wilson when the right-hander was in college at... more »
  • Baseball stars to testify at perjury trial

    April 16, 2012 10:55 AM

    WASHINGTON - Some big names in baseball could be in the lineup of potential witnesses for the Roger Clemens perjury case. Prosecutors said today they might call former players Barry Bonds and Jose Canseco. And defense lawyers say they could call former Clemens teammates Paul O'Neill, Jorge Posada and... more »
  • Former Livingston councilman arrested on drug charges

    April 5, 2012 12:10 PM

    LIVINGSTON - Sheriff's deputies arrested a former Livingston Parish councilman and four other people after a search of his home turned up more than a thousand prescription painkillers. Chief Jason Ard with the Livingston Parish Sheriff's Office said narcotics agents searched Robert Ringo's home in Satsuma on Sunday. They... more »
  • Ex-NFL quarterback arrested again

    April 2, 2012 11:16 AM

    HELENA - Former NFL quarterback Ryan Leaf has been arrested for a second time in Montana two days after he posted bail on drug and burglary charges. Leaf was arrested this morning in Great Falls, Montana. He faces burglary, theft and two counts of criminal possession of dangerous drug charges.... more »
  • Sale price drops on former Vacherie school site

    March 29, 2012 7:42 AM

    LUTCHER - The St. James Parish School Board decided to cut the sale price of the former Vacherie Primary School site by 20 percent after the appraised value failed to attract any bidders. The board also gave the school administration authority to reduce the price further without another board vote... more »
  • Former youth minister pleads guilty in sex case

    March 20, 2012 6:20 AM

    ALEXANDRIA - A former Pineville church youth minister has pleaded guilty to four counts of forcible rape. District Judge Tom Yeager sentenced Angelo Golatt Monday to four concurrent prison terms of 40 years. Golatt's attorney, Robert Malone of Pineville, refused to give a statement after the sentencing. Golatt... more »
  • Former officer accused of choking suspect

    March 7, 2012 7:12 AM

    PORT ALLEN - A former Port Allen police officer has been charged with choking a suspect during a traffic stop. A West Baton Rouge Parish grand jury indicted Jasmione Clark Tuesday on charges of second-degree battery and malfeasance for the Sept. 24 incident that prosecutors said left Port Allen resident... more »
  • Another proposal for former Six Flags site

    March 2, 2012 7:24 AM

    NEW ORLEANS - A development company says a major outdoor sporting goods retailer is interested in anchoring an outlet mall that could be built at the site of the defunct Six Flags amusement park in New Orleans. DAG Development chief executive David Garcia told CityBusiness of New Orleans that the... more »
  • Former abstinence director sentenced

    March 1, 2012 4:57 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Louisiana's former director for the Governor's Program on Abstinence has been sentenced to six years in prison. 64-year-old Gail Ray Dignam was convicted last year on two counts of mail fraud. U.S. District Judge James J. Brady also ordered Dignam to pay restitution and to... more »
  • Bill aims to block former lawmakers from state jobs

    February 27, 2012 10:02 AM

    BATON ROUGE- Several former state lawmakers have recently received high-profile jobs within state government. State Representative Dee Richard, I-Thibodaux, says that process needs to end. Richard has prefiled a bill for the upcoming session forcing an ex-lawmaker to wait at least two years before taking a job in state... more »
  • Roemer goes Independent

    February 22, 2012 10:43 AM

    BATON ROUGE - Former Louisiana Governor Buddy Roemer is giving up his attempt to win the Republican nomination for president. But he's no giving up his bid for the White House. Roemer announced today that he is leaving the GOP after his dismal performances in the states that... more »
  • Former LSU football player Scott pleads not guilty in sex case

    February 9, 2012 2:19 PM

    GONZALES, La.- Former LSU running back Charles Edward Scott has pleaded not guilty to one count of sexual battery of an 18-year-old woman last year. Scott entered the plea Thursday. The 23-year-old Scott was arrested in November on a count of simple rape. Ascension Parish Assistant District Attorney Robin O'Bannon... more »
  • Former HBPA executive director gets 13 months behind bars

    February 3, 2012 2:49 PM

    NEW ORLEANS - The former executive director of the Louisiana Horsemen's Benevolent and Protective Association will serve 13 months in federal prison after her conviction for conspiracy to commit mail fraud, wire fraud and identity fraud. Mona Hebert Romero was sentenced Friday. The 43-year-old Metairie woman was also ordered to... more »
  • Trial to begin for former mayor of St. Gabriel

    January 23, 2012 6:44 AM

    BATON ROUGE - The trial of former St. Gabriel Mayor George L. Grace opens Monday with jury selection. Grace was charged in September 2010 with several charges, including racketeering, extortion, obstruction of justice, bribery, mail and wire fraud as part of the FBI's "Operation Blighted Officials" sting. Five other area... more »
  • Court upholds dismissal of ex-senator's indictment

    December 23, 2011 4:25 AM

    NEW ORLEANS (AP) - A federal appeals court has upheld the dismissal of an indictment against a former Louisiana lawmaker who was charged with hiding an illegal $100,000 campaign loan from lenders. The judge who dismissed former state Sen. Heulette Fontenot's indictment ruled that his failure to list the $100,000... more »
  • Former EBRSO employee arrested for theft

    December 15, 2011 4:55 AM

    BATON ROUGE - A longtime employee with the East Baton Rouge Sheriff's Office is now behind bars. Floyd Demars was arrested Wednesday on theft charges and for committing wrongdoing during his tenure with the department. He allegedly stole more than 60 sheets of flooring materials while on duty.... more »
  • Ex-ATC commissioner sues for wrongful termination check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    November 28, 2011 4:37 PM

    BATON ROUGE- Former Alcohol Tobacco Control Commissioner Murphy Painter was in court today taking up a lawsuit he filed against the State Inspector General's Office, the Governor's Office and the Department of Revenue. Painter claims he was defamed in the Inspector General's report released last year and wrongfully terminated... more »
  • N.O. seeking developers for former theme park site

    August 14, 2011 9:32 AM

    NEW ORLEANS- The city's Industrial Development Board has authorized issuance of a request for proposals to developers interested in redeveloping the former Six Flags theme park in eastern New Orleans. The board also authorized city officials to go-ahead with a plan to engage an auctioneer to sell the rides... more »
  • Former Jindal counsel fined by state ethics board

    April 15, 2011 4:27 PM

    BATON ROUGE - The Jindal administration's former chief lawyer, Jimmy Faircloth, has been fined by the Louisiana Board of Ethics for violating state ethics law. The board decided Friday that Faircloth shouldn't have entered into a contract to represent the Louisiana Tax Commission six months after he resigned as... more »
  • Ex-Auburn players allege money received from boosters

    March 30, 2011 2:47 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Four former Auburn players have told HBO's "Real Sports with Bryant Gumbel" that they received thousands of dollars while being recruited by or playing for the Tigers, including at least one instance at LSU. Stanley McClover, Troy Reddick, Chaz Ramsey and Raven Gray made the allegations... more »
  • Court finds Painter in violation of restraining order

    February 24, 2011 10:34 AM

    BATON ROUGE - A Baton Rouge judge found former Alcohol and Tobacco Control Commissioner Murphy Painter in violation of his restraining order against Kelli Suire after Painter attended a funeral for Suire's aunt. Painter was initially fined $500 for the infraction but the judge suspended that and placed him... more »
  • Supporters send well-wishes to Edwards

    January 28, 2011 4:21 PM

    BATON ROUGE - The phone calls and incoming mail have picked up at Ecumenical House in the two weeks since the federal halfway house added a famous prisoner to its watch list: former Gov. Edwin Edwards. Though Edwards was allowed to serve the final six months of his prison term... more »
  • Ethics charges against former mayor dropped

    January 22, 2011 3:04 PM

    BATON ROUGE, La.- The state Board of Ethics has dismissed charges that former Grambling Mayor Martha Andrus retaliated against three employees because they were "whistleblowers." According to Saturday's Times, Mike Dupree, deputy general counsel for the board, said a higher standard of proof required for convicting public officials of... more »

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