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  • Former Angola employee arrested for allegedly using department funds for personal use

    June 6, 2017 6:15 PM

    BATON ROUGE - A former employee of the Angola prison was arrested after allegedly using a credit card for one of the prison's internal organizations to make personal purchases. Attorney General Jeff Landry's office reported the arrest of 52-year-old Sidney Davis for charges of unauthorized use of a moveable (over... more »
  • Dixon prison employee arrested after attempting to smuggle in drugs, cellphone

    June 6, 2017 4:04 PM

    JACKSON – A Dixon Correctional Institute employee was arrested for allegedly trying to bring drugs and other contraband into the prison. During a routine search of 49-year-old Kenneth McManus, investigators found a package containing 35 ecstasy pills, 131 grams of synthetic marijuana, a cellphone and a cellphone charger. McManus... more »
  • 2 former prison guards sentenced in inmate beating cover-up

    June 2, 2017 8:59 PM

    GREENVILLE, Miss. - Two former guards at the Mississippi State Penitentiary at Parchman must serve short jail stints for covering up an inmate beating. U.S. District Judge Debra Brown on Friday sentenced 24-year-old Deonte Pate of Charleston, and 44-year-old Romander Nelson of Drew. Both pleaded guilty last year to charges... more »
  • Comey testifies on Russia

    June 1, 2017 12:35 PM

    WASHINGTON (AP) - The Latest on developments involving fired FBI Director James Comey (all times EDT): 2:15 p.m. President Donald Trump's personal attorney says the president "never, in form or substance" directed former FBI director James Comey to stop investigating anyone. That includes former national security adviser, Michael Flynn. Marc... more »
  • Flynn to give documents to Senate intel panel

    May 30, 2017 8:55 PM

    WASHINGTON - Former National Security Adviser Michael Flynn will provide some documents to the Senate intelligence committee as part of its probe into Russia's meddling in the 2016 election. A person close to Flynn says he will turn over documents related to two of his businesses as well as some... more »
  • Flags ordered at half-staff in honor of former secretary of state

    May 25, 2017 6:10 PM

    BATON ROUGE – Governor John Bel Edwards ordered the flags of the United States and the State of Louisiana to be flown at half-staff in honor of late State Representative and former Louisiana Secretary of State Alan Ater. Ater died on May 21 in Houston Texas at the age... more »
  • Tulane unveiling $1.1M clinic for former pro athletes

    May 22, 2017 1:31 PM

    NEW ORLEANS - Tulane Health System has a new $1.1 million clinic for former pro athletes. A news release says its focus is supporting former athletes' health and safety both on and off the field. Former New Orleans Saint Jabari Greer is among people scheduled to speak at Monday's opening... more »
  • Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis's painting, watch to be auctioned

    May 11, 2017 12:19 PM

    NEW YORK- A watercolor painting by Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis, the former first lady's Cartier watch and a hand-annotated speech by John F. Kennedy that he later incorporated into his "Profiles in Courage" book are being auctioned. Christie's said Thursday that the then-first lady created the 6½-inch by 8-inch artwork in... more »
  • Court rejects ex-NFL star Sharper's rape sentence appeal

    May 3, 2017 6:26 PM

    NEW ORLEANS - A federal appeals court has dismissed former NFL star Darren Sharper's appeal of his sentence for drugging and raping women. The 5th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals' two-sentence order Wednesday came less than a month after a three-judge panel heard arguments. The court granted a prosecution motion... more »
  • George HW Bush released after latest Houston hospital stay

    April 28, 2017 1:29 PM

    HOUSTON - Former President George H.W. Bush has been released from a Houston hospital where he received treatment for a mild case of pneumonia and chronic bronchitis during a two-week stay. Bush spokesman Jim McGrath said in a statement that the 92-year-old Bush was discharged from Houston Methodist Hospital on... more »
  • Doctors to keep George HW Bush in hospital a few more days

    April 24, 2017 8:45 PM

    HOUSTON - A spokesman for former President George H.W. Bush says the nation's 41st president will remain in a Houston hospital for a few more days of observation while he recovers from a mild case of pneumonia. Family spokesman Jim McGrath said Monday that the medical team at Houston Methodist... more »
  • Bill Clinton visits Bush family in Houston

    April 9, 2017 8:03 PM

    NEW YORK - Former President Bill Clinton has been spending some time with former President George H. W. Bush and wife Barbara in Houston. In a tweet on Sunday, Clinton said they "caught up about kids, grandkids, old times and new times. And socks." Clinton also showed a photograph of... more »
  • Former head of Baton Rouge police union retires amid internal affairs probe

    April 4, 2017 10:40 PM

    BATON ROUGE - The former leader of the Baton Rouge Police Department's union retired last month after being on paid administrative leave since February. 46-year-old Sgt. Chris Stewart closed his two-decade long career with the agency amid an internal affairs investigation over allegations he stalked and harassed his ex-girlfriend.... more »
  • April 19 sentencing for killer of ex-Saints star Will Smith

    March 30, 2017 12:55 PM

    NEW ORLEANS - Prosecutors and defense attorneys have agreed on an April 19 sentencing date for the New Orleans man convicted of killing former Saints star Will Smith last year. The sentencing date for 29-year-old Cardell Hayes was set Thursday in state Judge Camille Buras's courtroom. Smith was shot to... more »
  • Penn State ex-president heads to trial in Sandusky scandal

    March 19, 2017 5:05 PM

    HARRISBURG, Pa. - Penn State's former president is about to go on trial on charges that children were put at risk by how he responded to complaints about Jerry Sandusky more than 15 years ago, and two of his former top lieutenants who just pleaded guilty in the case could... more »
  • Ex-Miss Mississippi arrested on credit fraud charge

    March 4, 2017 3:29 PM

    FLORA, Miss. - A former Miss Mississippi is facing a credit card fraud charge in Flora. WAPT-TV reports Melinda King Sanders was arrested Thursday at her job in Jackson. WLBT-TV says she was released later that day from the Madison County Detention Center after posting bond. Flora's police chief says... more »
  • Former Zachary High student arrested for firing shots at school

    February 16, 2017 4:19 PM

    ZACHARY – The Zachary Police Department arrested a former Zachary High student for firing a gun at the school on Feb. 6 that prompted five schools to be placed on lockdown. The department received a tip that 19-year-old Morgan Hubert fired two shots at Zachary High School. Hubert was... more »
  • Former Ascension deputy arrested for battery

    February 14, 2017 6:55 PM

    ASCENSION – A former Ascension Parish Sheriff's deputy was arrested for simple battery on Tuesday afternoon. The Gonzales Police Department reported the arrest of 34-year-old James Atkins, II for one count of simple battery. The arrest is a result of an investigation following a report taken by Gonzales... more »
  • Ohio Gov. John Kasich will have book out in April

    January 31, 2017 11:51 AM

    NEW YORK - Ohio Gov. John Kasich, a prominent Republican detractor of President Donald Trump, has a book deal. Thomas Dunne Books says Tuesday that Kasich's "Two Paths: America Divided or United" will be published April 25. The book will reflect on Kasich's career, his run for the presidency and... more »
  • Judge orders town, ex-police chief to pay $40K in legal fees

    January 22, 2017 12:58 PM

    BATON ROUGE - A federal judge has awarded nearly $40,000 in fees to attorneys for a woman who accused a former Louisiana police chief of sexually assaulting her in his office while she was drunk and he was on duty. The woman's lawyers sought nearly $90,000 in fees, but U.S.... more »
  • Feds: Ex-UN official's relatives indicted in bribe scheme

    January 10, 2017 8:46 PM

    NEW YORK - Federal prosecutors in New York have charged two relatives of former U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon with plotting to bribe a Middle East official to influence the $800 million sale of a building complex in Vietnam. The relatives were named in an indictment unsealed in Manhattan federal court... more »
  • Mississippi ex-Gov. Winter moves out of intensive care unit

    January 10, 2017 8:12 PM

    JACKSON, Miss. - Former Mississippi Gov. William Winter remains in fair condition as he recovers from head injuries after falling on his icy driveway. University of Mississippi Medical Center spokeswoman Ruth Cummins says Winter was moved Tuesday from the intensive care unit to a regular room at the hospital. The... more »
  • Ex Mississippi Gov. Winter continues improving after fall

    January 9, 2017 9:01 PM

    JACKSON, Miss. - A physician says former Mississippi Gov. William Winter is recovering well from a head injury and should move from intensive care to a regular room at the University of Mississippi Medical Center. The 93-year-old Winter remained in fair condition Monday. He fell on the icy driveway at... more »
  • Influential former Iranian leader Rafsanjani dead at age 82

    January 8, 2017 1:07 PM

    TEHRAN, Iran - Iranian state media says influential former President Akbar Hashemi Rafsanjani has died at age 82. Iranian media earlier said Rafsanjani been hospitalized because of a heart condition. Rafsanjani, who served as president from 1989 to 1997, is a leading politician who has often played kingmaker in the... more »
  • Brother of former NFL player fatally shot in east New Orleans

    December 26, 2016 2:40 PM

    NEW ORLEANS – A man found fatally shot in east New Orleans has been identified as the brother of a former NFL player. WWL reports that 38-year-old Robert Smith, the brother of former New York Jets wide receiver Courtney Smith, was found lying in the front yard of a... more »
  • Former Gonzales fire chief pleads guilty to child porn charges

    December 20, 2016 4:14 PM

    GONZALES – The former Gonzales Fire Chief has been convicted of child pornography charges, according to U.S. Attorney Walt Green. Former Gonzales District Fire Chief Kristopher Johnson , 36, was convicted of four counts of distributing child pornography and one count of possessing child pornography. Johnson pleaded guilty... more »
  • Joe McKnight's family meets with DA

    December 14, 2016 10:19 AM

    GRETNA - An attorney for the family of slain former NFL running back Joe McKnight says the player's family has met with prosecutors to discuss next steps in the legal case against his accused shooter. Attorney George Tucker tells The New Orleans Advocate that McKnight's mother, his sister and the... more »
  • Assumption Parish Sheriff's deputy resigns before turning herself in

    September 10, 2016 2:18 PM

    NAPOLEONVILLE - A former Assumption Parish Sheriff's deputy was arrested for felony criminal damage to property in connection to a domestic incident that occurred Wednesday night in Lafourche Parish. Quencis Oliver was arrested after she resigned from her position with the sheriff's office Friday afternoon, officials said. At the... more »
  • 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 »

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