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  • 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 commissioner to plead guilty to racketeering

    July 2, 2012 3:12 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Federal authorities said a former deputy insurance commissioner will plead guilty to racketeering charges as part of the undercover FBI investigation "Operation: Blighted Officials" The U. S. Attorney's Office in Baton Rouge accused Richard L. Chambers, Sr., of LaPlace with racketeering and forfeiture in a Bill... more »
  • Former secretary pleads guilty to embezzling $1.9M

    June 25, 2012 12:34 PM

    AMITE - A former secretary and clek pleaded guilty today in Amite to embezzling nearly $1.9 million from a juvenile justice program. Brenda Bickford, 61, of Hammond pleaded guilty to theft and fraud charges in district court. She admitted she took the money from the Florida Parishes Juvenile Justice... more »
  • Jindal's former counsel hired for education suits

    June 22, 2012 4:44 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Gov. Bobby Jindal has tapped his former chief lawyer to defend the governor's education laws in court. Jimmy Faircloth is the attorney representing the state, the education department and the state education board in lawsuits seeking to throw out the governor's signature education policies, including the creation... 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 Port Allen mayor sentenced to 40 months

    June 12, 2012 1:30 PM

    BATON ROUGE - A federal judge sentenced former Port Allen Mayor Derek Lewis to 40 months in prison Tuesday, after Lewis pleaded guilty to racketeering charges. He testified against former New Roads Mayor Tommy Nelson and former St. Gabriel Mayor George Grace in exchange for a lighter sentence. ... 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 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 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 »
  • Former St. Helena Sheriff dies

    December 15, 2010 12:07 PM

    ST. HELENA PARISH - Former St. Helena Parish Sheriff Eugene Holland has died. He was 76 years old. Investigator Joe Chaney said Holland died after he collapsed in his home last night. He was rushed to the hospital, where doctors said he had suffered a heart attack. Holland served as... more »
  • Sarah Palin to promote new book in Baton Rouge

    November 17, 2010 1:07 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Sarah Palin will be promoting her new book "America by Heart" in Baton Rouge at the end of the month. According to publisher Harper Collins, the former Republican vice-presidential candidate and governor of Alaska will be at the Towne Center Books-A-Million on Nov. 30 starting at... more »
  • Trial for police shooting to resume

    November 17, 2010 6:09 AM

    NEW ORLEANS - A trial for five current or former New Orleans police officers charged in a man's death after Hurricane Katrina is scheduled to resume today. The trial was suspended Monday and Tuesday so U.S. District Judge Lance Africk could tend to a family medical emergency. A jury has... more »
  • Former assistant DA in Lafayette pleads guilty

    November 11, 2010 5:39 AM

    LAFAYETTE - A former Lafayette Parish assistant district attorney has pleaded guilty to not paying about $85,000 in taxes. Joseph Floyd Johnson was accused of not filing a federal income tax return in 2003 and hiding his income and assets. Johnson also did not file federal taxes for the years... more »
  • Former La. officer enters plea in malfeasance case

    November 4, 2010 6:24 AM

    NAPOLEONVILLE - A former Assumption Parish sheriff's evidence officer has pleaded not guilty to 337 charges of malfeasance for evidence tampering plus about 100 more criminal counts derived from drugs or weapons charges. Prosecutors accused Louis B. Lambert, who was in charge of the sheriff's evidence vault, of tampering with... more »
  • Ex-New Orleans tech chief pleads guilty in corruption case

    November 1, 2010 4:47 PM

    NEW ORLEANS - The former technology chief for the City of New Orleans has pleaded guilty to conspiracy and filing a false tax return as part of a deal with prosecutors investigating an ongoing public corruption case. Greg Meffert entered the plea to one count of conspiracy and one count... more »
  • Former LSU lineman suing insurers

    October 30, 2010 12:26 PM

    Former LSU offensive lineman Ciron Black is seeking $4 million on allegations that underwriters at Lloyd's of London did not pay an insurance policy purchased prior to a career-ending knee injury. In a federal court suit filed Friday, Black said that he was projected as a first-round pick in... more »
  • Jan Waters pleads guilty to manslaughter

    October 25, 2010 11:30 AM

    Six years after being accused of shooting her wealthy ex-husband Alan Waters after a dispute over money and the custody of their children, Jan Waters has pleaded guilty to manslaughter for his death. Waters entered the plea this morning in downtown Baton Rouge before jury selection was to begin... more »
  • Former LHSAA commissioner may have to pay money back

    October 21, 2010 7:05 PM

    The Louisiana High School Athletic Association doesn't know if it will make former Commissioner Tommy Henry pay back the $131,000 state auditors said he spent. State auditors said Henry admits many of the 2,000 purchases he made from 2005 to 2007 were personal. They said he spent $50,000... more »
  • Ex-law enforcement weighs in on cutting crime

    October 7, 2010 6:47 PM

    Ex-law enforcement officials said they know how to cut crime in Baton Rouge, and their plans look quite different than what officials suggested today. Greg Phares served as Baton Rouge Police Chief for ten years. In that time, he saw a significant decrease in murders, something he attributes to... more »
  • Former La. governor goes home on five days furlough

    October 1, 2010 10:13 PM

    It’s not total freedom, but former Louisiana Governor Edwin Edwards will get five days furlough starting tomorrow. Edwards is currently serving a 10-year sentence in federal prison for racketeering. News 2’s Kristy Davis found out more about his extra time off. more »
  • Ex-legislator leaving Department of Education

    September 23, 2010 7:16 AM

    Officials say a former state legislative leader who joined the state Department of Education is leaving the agency. Don Trahan, former chairman of the Louisiana House Education Committee, was hired in 2008 at $110,000 per year to spread the department's message to business leaders and others. State Superintendent of Education... more »
  • Former Zachary Assistant Police Chief wants old job back

    September 15, 2010 5:43 PM

    Former Zachary Assistant Police Chief Bruce Chaisson is fighting to get his job back nearly two years after the Civil Service Board recommended his termination after a string of complaints. The Board found Chaisson harrassed police department employees and neighbors. At the hearing, there was a war of... more »
  • Ex-Iberia Parish sheriff, company facing fine

    August 31, 2010 6:36 AM

    Former Iberia Parish Sheriff Sid Hebert is facing a misdemeanor federal charge in connection with a waste processing company he managed at the Port of Iberia. Hebert and the company, Environmental Compliance Solutions, each face charges under the federal Clean Water Act. A bill of information accuses Hebert of not... more »
  • Interview with former Gov. Blanco

    August 30, 2010 11:41 AM

    Hurricane Katrina devastated the Gulf Coast five years ago on August 29th, 2005. News 2's Whitney Vann sat down with former Governor Kathleen Blanco as she reflected on the storm and its aftermath five years later. more »
  • Trial postponed in Taser death case

    August 19, 2010 5:01 AM

    The trial has been postponed for a former Louisiana police officer accused of repeatedly jolting a handcuffed man with a stun gun before he died. In January 2008, former Winnfield police officer Scott Nugent allegedly shocked 21-year-old Baron Pikes nine times with a 50,000-volt Taser while arresting him. Pikes' death... more »
  • Perjury charge stands against former mayor

    August 17, 2010 9:02 AM

    A motion by former Mandeville Mayor Eddie Price and an ex-police sergeant to toss out perjury charges against them has been denied. Price and David Hurstell sought to have the charges against them dismissed, arguing their testimony in an aggravated battery trial was not relevant to the case. The battery... more »
  • St. Martin Parish ex-deputy indicted

    August 12, 2010 6:52 AM

    A former St. Martin Parish sheriff's deputy has been indicted on charges of simple rape and malfeasance. Steven Blake Dale of Breaux Bridge resigned from the St. Martin Parish Sheriff's Office in late June following accusations that he forced a 49-year-old Breaux Bridge woman to perform oral sex on him... more »
  • Federal judge OKs extension in Lafayette sex trial

    August 10, 2010 7:15 AM

    A federal judge has granted a continuance in the scheduled trial of a former private-school counselor accused of a federal sex crime. The order was in response to a joint motion filed by attorneys for Allison Hargrave and the U.S. Attorney's Office seeking additional time to conduct a mental examination... more »
  • Dudley to outline BP plans to help Gulf recover

    July 30, 2010 6:15 AM

    Incoming BP CEO Bob Dudley will outline his company's long-term efforts to help the Gulf of Mexico recover from the oil spill and will be getting help from a Clinton administration-era emergency management official. Dudley will be in Biloxi today announcing former Federal Emergency Management Agency head James Lee Witt... more »
  • 3 get prison for bribery scheme

    July 30, 2010 5:50 AM

    A former employee of Louisiana's transportation department and two former employees of a contractor on a $72 million highway project have been sentenced to prison for their roles in a bribery scheme. Former state employee, Jeffery Martin Bentley, was sentenced to five years in prison. The contractor's former employees, Albert... more »
  • NBA Summer League debut for Mitchell

    July 12, 2010 5:40 PM

    Former LSU standout Tasmin Mitchell makes his NBA Summer League debut Tuesday with the Cleveland Cavaliers. Mitchell was a first-team All-SEC pick in 2009 and made the second-team in 2010. The former Tiger forward finished his career at LSU as the third leading scorer all-time for LSU. Another... more »
  • Ex-N.O. official sentenced to almost 22 years

    June 25, 2010 5:37 AM

    A federal judge has sentenced a former member of the governing body of New Orleans' Sewerage and Water Board to nearly 22 years in prison. U.S. District Judge Lance M. Africk on Thursday sentenced Benjamin Edwards Sr. to 21 years and 10 months for wire fraud and tax evasion and... more »
  • High court sides with ex-Enron CEO Skilling

    June 24, 2010 9:29 AM

    The Supreme Court has sided with former Enron CEO Jeffrey Skilling in limiting the use of a federal fraud law that has been a favorite of white-collar crime prosecutors. The court says the "honest services" law could not be used in convicting Skilling for his role in the collapse of... more »
  • Ex-deputy's alleged drug use could affect cases

    June 22, 2010 9:00 AM

    Assumption Parish prosecutors don't yet know how many cases could be damaged by a former deputy's alleged use of drugs held as evidence. Sheriff Mike Waguespack says most were closed and likely won't be affected, but authorities are still determining how many are open. Lt. Louis Lambert had been the... more »
  • Former teacher's trial delayed

    June 2, 2010 6:39 AM

    The trial of a former Acadiana High School teacher accused of filming teenagers having sex in his Lafayette apartment has been delayed. Stephen McKay Hurst was scheduled to stand trial June 21 on six federal charges, including production of child pornography, possession of child pornography and obstruction of justice, among... more »
  • Former inmate suing Lafourche Sheriff's Office

    March 24, 2010 7:28 AM

    The Lafourche Sheriff's Office is being sued by a man beaten up in jail last year claiming the jail's overcrowding and inability to segregate violent and nonviolent offenders caused the beating. Sheriff Craig Weber says the conditions Shane LeBlanc claimed in his lawsuit are well-known facts, but that does not... more »
  • Second former cop charged in post-Katrina bridge killings

    March 9, 2010 3:24 PM

    A former New Orleans police detective has been charged with helping conceal a conspiracy by police to cover up a deadly police shooting of unarmed civilians after Hurricane Katrina. Jeffrey Lehrmann is the second former member of the police department to be charged in a federal probe of shootings... more »
  • Judge to decide whether perjury charge stands

    February 16, 2010 7:15 AM

    A judge is expected to decide Thursday whether former Mandeville Mayor Eddie Price's perjury trial will go forward. Price and Mandeville police Sgt. David Hurstell are accused of lying during the trial of a Mandeville businessman who was convicted of second-degree battery for beating a woman in a bar. Defense... more »
  • Former Louisiana Governor Treen dies

    October 29, 2009 8:42 AM

    Former Louisiana Gov. Dave Treen, who became the state's first Republican governor since Reconstruction when he was elected in 1979 but lost a re-election bid to the flamboyant Democrat Edwin Edwards four years later, has died at age 81. Treen's son, David C. Treen Jr., said Treen died early Thursday... more »
  • William Jefferson's sentencing delayed

    October 14, 2009 1:16 PM

    The sentencing of former congressman William Jefferson will be delayed until November. Jefferson was convicted on 11 of 16 counts in a federal bribery case. His lawyers said Jefferson didn't receive his pre-sentencing report within the 35 days required by law. He will be sentenced on November 13. He could... more »
  • Two former SU band members back in school

    September 22, 2009 5:00 PM

    Update: Two former Southern University band members are enrolled at the school again, after a hazing incident last year. Lagarian Bridgewater and Jeremy Dixon were accepted back into the University after reapplying. They were indefinitely suspended after being named as suspects in the hazing of three band members.... more »

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