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  • Amanda Knox murder conviction overturned by Italy high court

    March 27, 2015 4:58 PM

    ROME - Italy's highest court has overturned the murder conviction against Amanda Knox and her ex-boyfriend, bringing to a definitive end the high-profile case. The decision by the supreme Court of Cassation is the final ruling in the case, ending the long legal battle waged by Knox and co-defendant Raffaele... more »
  • New Orleans School Board member indicted

    March 6, 2015 2:27 PM

    NEW ORLEANS - A New Orleans school board member faces a federal charge in an alleged bribery scheme. U.S. Attorney Kenneth Polite announced the charge against Ira Thomas at a Friday news conference. Polite says the charge arises from a scheme involving a school system janitorial services contract. He added... more »
  • Last member of "Angola Three" indicted again

    February 12, 2015 1:37 PM

    ST. FRANCISVILLE - A grand jury in West Feliciana Parish returned a murder indictment Thursday against Albert Woodfox, a member of the "Angola Three", for the 1972 murder of a prison guard at Angola state prison. This is the third time Woodfox has been indicted for the murder of... more »
  • Nine charged in aptly named "Operation Hammer"

    January 26, 2015 11:21 PM

    BATON ROUGE - A nine-person grand jury indictment was unsealed Monday, revealing the details of a case built against people accused or running a drug trafficking network across I-12. The case, nicknamed "Operation Hammer," targeted people from Baton Rouge and Livingston Parish. The investigation was part of the Organized... more »
  • Grand jury indicts Ohio man held in Capitol terror plot

    January 21, 2015 1:31 PM

    CINCINNATI - Federal authorities say a grand jury has indicted the 20-year-old Ohio man accused of plotting an attack at the U.S. Capitol. Justice Department officials and the FBI say the federal grand jury in Cincinnati has charged Christopher Lee Cornell with attempting to kill U.S. officials and employees, solicitation... more »
  • China indicts Jackie Chan's son on drug charge

    December 22, 2014 11:02 AM

    BEIJING - Chinese prosecutors have formally indicted the son of Hong Kong action film star Jackie Chan on the charge of sheltering others to use drugs, more than four months after he was first detained. Prosecutors from Beijing's Dongcheng District say they indicted Jaycee Chan on Monday. If convicted, the... more »
  • Former 'Sons of Guns' star indicted on 3 counts of rape check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    December 17, 2014 2:18 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Embattled "Sons of Guns" reality TV star Will Hayden was indicted on a total of three sex charges in East Baton Rouge Parish on Wednesday. Hayden was indicted for two counts of aggravated rape and one count of forcible rape in an East Baton Rouge Parish... more »
  • Opelousas to protest Brown, Garner deaths Thursday

    December 16, 2014 2:28 PM

    OPELOUSAS - St. Landry Parish Sheriff Bobby Guidroz will speak at a rally against grand jury decisions in Missouri and New York not to indict officers in the deaths of two black men. Guidroz tells The Daily World that he shares the horror many feel about the death on Staten... more »
  • Sharper, others face federal rape indictment

    December 12, 2014 11:22 AM

    NEW ORLEANS - A federal grand jury has added drug charges to the state rape charges facing former New Orleans Saints safety Darren Sharper. The U.S. Attorney's Office in New Orleans announced Friday that Sharper now faces charges that he and a co-defendant - Brandon Licciardi - distributed three illegal... more »
  • Indicting a police officer is uncommon occurrence

    December 6, 2014 10:27 AM

    NEW YORK - At least 400 people are killed by police in the United States every year, but even when those deaths prompt public outrage, grand juries almost always decide that the officer hasn't committed a crime. But there are exceptions. Successful prosecutions generally involve officers who have lied about... more »
  • Justice Dept. to investigate NYC chokehold death

    December 3, 2014 2:04 PM

    WASHINGTON - A Justice Department official says the department will investigate the chokehold death of an unarmed black man after a grand jury in New York City declined to indict the white police officer who applied the move. Attorney General Eric Holder on Wednesday said federal authorities will investigate the... more »
  • Riots, fires in Ferguson following Brown decision

    November 25, 2014 2:10 AM

    FERGUSON, MO - Fire and looting have overtaken several businesses after Ferguson protests turned violent. Multiple fires burned early Tuesday at local businesses, including at storage facility, auto parts stores and a beauty supply shop. An AP photographer saw firefighters arrive at one scene only to be turned back by... more »
  • Uncertainty fuels speculation on Ferguson decision

    November 24, 2014 2:07 AM

    FERGUSON, MO - The final weekend before the Thanksgiving holiday has passed without a grand jury decision on whether to indict a Ferguson police officer in connection with the death of 18-year-old Michael Brown. The grand jury met Friday to consider possible charges against Darren Wilson. It's expected to meet... more »
  • Judge refuses to toss Perry case on technicalities

    November 18, 2014 4:35 PM

    AUSTIN, Texas - A Texas judge has refused to quash two felony indictments for abuse of power against Gov. Rick Perry on technicalities, ruling that the case against the possible 2016 presidential hopeful should continue. The governor's defense team had sought to have the proceedings dismissed, arguing that the special... more »
  • Officers fired, booked into jail Friday

    November 14, 2014 3:01 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Two police officers indicted for malfeasance related to a sex incident at a Baton Rouge park have been fired and booked into the parish jail, BRPD said Friday. Until Friday morning, the officers had been on administrative leave. The pair, and a third officer no longer... more »
  • Police officers indicted with abuse of office

    November 12, 2014 6:35 PM

    BATON ROUGE - A grand jury indicted one former and two current Baton Rouge Police officers for abuse of office Wednesday following an investigation by the BRPD. The indictment accused Isaac Bolden, Travis Wheeler and Emerson Jackson of malfeasance for an incident back in February. District Attorney Hillar Moore... more »
  • Fired contractor: Indictment didn't disrupt case

    October 2, 2014 3:34 PM

    BATON ROUGE - The company whose $200 million Medicaid contract was canceled by Gov. Bobby Jindal says the indictment of Louisiana's former health secretary won't harm its ongoing wrongful termination lawsuit. Michael McKay, lawyer for Client Network Services Inc., says the charges against Bruce Greenstein don't undermine CNSI's claims that... more »
  • No indictment in Ohio Walmart shooting

    September 24, 2014 2:34 PM

    CINCINNATI- A special prosecutor says a grand jury found officers' actions were justified in the fatal shooting of a man at an Ohio Wal-Mart. Special Prosecutor Mark Piepmeier (PEEP'-my-er) said Wednesday the Greene County grand jury opted not to issue any indictments in the Aug. 5 death of 22-year-old John... more »
  • Perry attorneys want indictment dismissed

    August 25, 2014 11:04 AM

    AUSTIN, TX - Attorneys for Texas Gov. Rick Perry are asking a judge to dismiss criminal charges alleging that the possible 2016 presidential candidate abused his power with a veto last summer. Perry's attorneys filed the motion Monday in district court in Austin. They say the law being used to... more »
  • Bourbon Street shooting suspect indicted

    August 21, 2014 3:11 PM

    NEW ORLEANS - Accused Bourbon Street shooter Trung Le has been indicted in Orleans Parish Criminal Court on one count of manslaughter and one count of attempted murder for his alleged involvement in the June 29 gunfight that left one woman dead and several others injured. The 20-year-old Belle... more »
  • Texas Gov. Perry assembles high-powered legal team

    August 19, 2014 2:43 AM

    AUSTIN, TX - Republican Texas Gov. Rick Perry is fighting a criminal indictment with a team of high-powered attorneys with formidable records in big cases. But as the potential 2016 presidential candidate plans trips to Washington and New Hampshire this week to continue courting GOP voters, it's unclear how much... more »
  • 4 at slaughterhouse behind beef recall indicted

    August 18, 2014 5:43 PM

    PETALUMA, Calif. - A federal grand jury has indicted four officials at a Northern California slaughterhouse, alleging they slaughtered diseased cows while inspectors were on their lunch breaks and distributed the cattle. The Petaluma-based slaughterhouse was at the center of massive beef recall earlier this year. The U.S. Department of... more »
  • Texas Gov. Perry says indictment is abuse of power

    August 16, 2014 2:18 PM

    AUSTIN, Texas - Texas Gov. Rick Perry says he stands by his veto and called the indictment against him outrageous and an abuse of power Perry held a news conference Saturday afternoon, a day after a grand jury indicted the Republican on two felony counts of abuse of power for... more »
  • Texas' Perry indicted for coercion for veto threat

    August 15, 2014 6:12 PM

    AUSTIN, Texas - Texas Gov. Rick Perry has been indicted for abuse of power after carrying out a threat to veto funding for state public corruption prosecutors. The Republican governor's accused of abusing his official powers by publicly promising to veto $7.5 million for the state public integrity unit at... more »
  • Grand jury indicts man accused of Tigerland rapes

    July 31, 2014 12:13 PM

    BATON ROUGE - A 22-year-old man accused of raping two women in the Tigerland area of Baton Rouge was indicted by a grand jury on Wednesday. The State Police Crime Lab linked Isai Efrain Garcia-Vazquez to the crimes with DNA evidence, according to BRPD. Garcia-Vazquez was indicted on... more »
  • Mansion raid suspect appears in another federal courtroom

    July 28, 2014 8:48 PM

    TULSA, Okla. - A man from Baton Rouge appeared before a federal judge Monday for an arraignment hearing related to his arrest and indictment in a smuggling case that spans multiple states and China. Tim Tran pleaded not guilty. A judge removed his ankle monitoring device and lifted his... more »
  • Attorney: Mansion raid was a big to-do about nothing check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    July 17, 2014 6:27 PM

    BATON ROUGE- A federal magistrate judge blasted federal prosecutors Thursday over a multi-state synthetic drug investigation which stretched to China and resulted in the arrest of a local businessman. Tim Tran is accused of smuggling illegal substances from China in the making of synthetic marijuana. Magistrate Judge Stephen... more »
  • Former teacher faces child pornography charge

    June 20, 2014 10:23 AM

    NEW ORLEANS - Federal prosecutors say a grand jury has indicted a former New Orleans teacher with being in receipt of child pornography. In a news release, U.S. Attorney Kenneth Allen Polite Jr.'s office said 43-year-old Don Francis Jr., of Metairie, was indicted on Thursday. Authorities say Francis has been... more »
  • Brusly chief indicted for theft, malfeasance check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    April 10, 2014 4:27 PM

    BRUSLY - A grand jury handed up an indictment Thursday against Brusly Police Chief Jamie Whaley, who admitted to News 2's Investigative Unit earlier this year he used a city gas card to fill up his personal vehicle and boat with hundreds of dollars in fuel. The indictment accused... more »
  • Grand jury returns no true bill for murder suspect

    April 2, 2014 4:49 PM

    BAKER - A grand jury chose not to indict the teen at the center of Baker's first murder investigation of the year. The grand jury returned no true bill for murder against Kenard Gaines, 17. Baker Police accused him of killing Kortlon Johnson, 19, back in January. Investigators... more »
  • Judge indicted, accused of lying to get elected

    March 20, 2014 3:53 PM

    NEW ORLEANS - A grand jury returned an indictment today against Orleans Parish Juvenile Court Judge Yolanda King, whom investigators accused of lying about where she lived in order to get elected. The Louisiana Attorney General's Office said King is charged with filing or maintaining false public records, as... more »
  • Man indicted in Baton Rouge State Fair killing

    March 1, 2014 6:29 PM

    BATON ROUGE - An 18-year-old has been indicted in the Nov. 2 shooting death of another man at the crowded Greater Baton Rouge State Fair. An East Baton Rouge Parish grand jury on Thursday indicted Keithdrick Lamond Pier of Baton Rouge on a second-degree murder charge. He faces an automatic... more »
  • Knockout game becomes hate crime

    January 23, 2014 7:42 PM

    HOUSTON, TEXAS- A white man accused of cold-cocking an elderly black man was indicted by a federal grand jury on a hate crime charge for an attack known as the "knockout game". Twenty-seven year-old Conrad Barrett is accused of slugging a 79-year-old man who had his jaw broken in... more »
  • BESE member indicted for theft, fraud

    January 17, 2014 1:17 PM

    SHREVEPORT - A DeSoto Parish grand jury indicted Walter Lee, a member of the state Board of Elementary and Secondary Education, on Friday for theft and fraud charges. The indictment accused Lee of two counts of felony theft, a count of public contract fraud, and a count of malfeasance... more »
  • Grand jury indicts 3 in drug deal slaying

    December 5, 2013 6:23 AM

    BATON ROUGE- An East Baton Rouge grand jury has indicted three men in the Aug. 2 slaying of a Baton Rouge man during a drug deal. District Attorney Hillar Moore III says Julius Thomas, Darren Paul, both of Baton Rouge, and Jarvis Fleming, of Greenwell Springs, were each indicted for... more »
  • Man indicted for murder in synthetic drug death

    November 20, 2013 9:22 PM

    AMITE - A grand jury indicted a Hammond man after someone he knew died from synthetic drugs. Cody Watts faces jail time if he is convicted of the second degree murder charge. Prosecutors said he gave Meghan Lopez, 21, a synthetic form of LSD, which eventually killed her. ... more »
  • Three women indicted in BR counterfeiting case

    September 13, 2013 11:47 AM

    BATON ROUGE - Federal authorities have indicted three women they say tried to cash over $77,000 in counterfeit checks in Baton Rouge. They are alleged to have flown in from Florida and Michigan in March to cash the checks at two liquor stores, two convenience stores and a payday... more »
  • Hernandez pleads not guilty to murder indictment

    September 6, 2013 2:18 PM

    FALL RIVER, Mass.- Former New England Patriots star Aaron Hernandez has pleaded not guilty to first-degree murder and other charges following his indictment in the killing of a friend authorities say was shot five times in an industrial park. Hernandez spoke for himself at the brief arraignment Friday afternoon in... 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 »
  • Grand jury returns no true bill in Club Sha La shooting check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    August 14, 2013 5:29 PM

    BATON ROUGE - A grand jury chose not to indict a security guard who killed a man in what investigators ruled was a self-defense shooting last year in Baton Rouge. Investigators said the victim, Corey Kaufman, pointed a gun at the guard before he was shot outside Club Sha... more »
  • Man indicted in child beating death

    August 8, 2013 4:39 PM

    ZACHARY - A grand jury indicted a Zachary man today in the death of his girlfriend's young child. The grand jury charged Willie Stone, 23, with the second-degree murder in the April 15 death of Azaria Johnson. Stone told investigators at first that the 18-month-old child was unresponsive... 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 »
  • Man indicted in Erie St. slaying

    July 18, 2013 7:57 AM

    BATON ROUGE - A grand jury has indicted a 31-year-old man on a second-degree murder charge in the shooting death of a St. Francisville man earlier this year. Shingo Edwards is accused in the Jan. 5 slaying of Keith Matthews, who was found dead inside a car on Erie... more »
  • All in the family

    July 2, 2013 7:54 PM

    TUPELO, MISSISSIPPI- Arrest warrants were issued for a state lawmaker and his parents in Mississippi after they were indicted on embezzlement charges. State Representative Brian Aldridge of Tupelo and his father, Louis Aldridge were out of town. His mother, Janice Aldridge turned herself in to Lee County authorities and was... more »
  • Ex-BP employees face new indictments over spill

    June 19, 2013 2:45 PM

    NEW ORLEANS - Federal prosecutors have secured new indictments against a former BP engineer and a former BP executive charged separately with obstructing investigations of the company's 2010 oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico. Wednesday's indictment of former BP executive David Rainey adds language alleging that he knew of... more »
  • Judge tosses ex-BP executive's obstruction charge

    May 20, 2013 4:32 PM

    NEW ORLEANS - A federal judge has dismissed one of the two counts in the indictment of a former BP executive who was charged with concealing information from Congress about the amount of oil leaking in 2010 from the company's blown-out well in the Gulf of Mexico. U.S. District Judge... more »
  • Judge tosses indictment against BR lawyer

    May 8, 2013 2:51 PM

    BATON ROUGE- A state district judge has thrown out a 2010 indictment against Baton Rouge lawyer Peter Q. John. Judge Mike Erwin dismissed the indictment accusing John of conspiracy, obstruction of justice, theft and perjury. Erwin agreed with John and his attorney, Ferdinand Valteau, that East Baton Rouge Parish prosecutors... more »
  • Grand jury indicts 4 for murder of St. Rose man

    April 11, 2013 4:14 PM

    HAHNVILLE - A grand jury in St. Charles Parish handed up an indictment today for four men in connection with the January murder of a St. Rose Man, according to the Attorney General's Office. The indictment issued charges against Ramon Vinnett, 21, of Boutte; Janario Dewey, 23, of St.... more »
  • Woman indicted for murder in 1984 cold case

    April 3, 2013 2:56 PM

    BATON ROUGE - A grand jury indicted a woman on charges of first degree murder today in connection with a decades-old killing in Louisiana, but did not indict her accused accomplice. The grand jury handed up an indictment for Leila Mulla, 47, who was arrested in New York this... more »
  • Journalist charged with hacking

    March 21, 2013 8:08 PM

    LOS ANGELES- A social media director at Reuters accused of conspiring with hackers to change a Los Angeles Times story took to Facebook tp say he's innocent. Matthew Keys is accused by federal prosecutors of giving the hacking group Anonymous login information to access the computer system of the Tribune... more »
  • Federal judge delays ex-BP engineer's trial

    January 14, 2013 4:20 PM

    NEW ORLEANS - A federal judge has agreed to postpone the trial of a former BP engineer charged with deleting text messages about the company's response to the 2010 oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico. Kurt Mix's trial was scheduled to start Feb. 25, but U.S. District Judge Stanwood... more »
  • BP executive charged with lying to authorities

    November 15, 2012 1:16 PM

    NEW ORLEANS - Two men who worked for BP during the 2010 Gulf oil spill disaster have been charged with manslaughter and a third with lying to federal investigators, according to indictments made public Thursday, hours after BP announced it was paying $4.5 billion in a settlement with the U.S.... more »
  • Feds: Steelers ex-doc prescribed illegal steroids

    October 19, 2012 10:21 AM

    PITTSBURGH - A doctor released from the Pittsburgh Steelers medical staff five years ago after investigators questioned his bulk purchase of anabolic steroids has been indicted for illegally prescribing the muscle-building aids. Authorities are not listing the team or any of its players as among the recipients. Sixty-two-year-old Dr. Richard... more »
  • Feds: 1 indicted in plot to attack Federal Reserve

    October 17, 2012 2:51 PM

    NEW YORK - A 21-year-old man arrested on charges he plotted to blow up the Federal Reserve building in New York City has appeared in federal court and been ordered held without bail. Quazi Nafis was arrested Wednesday morning after a sting operation. Authorities say he parked a van filled... more »
  • Bomb threat suspect indicted by federal grand jury

    September 20, 2012 3:38 PM

    BATON ROUGE - A federal grand jury returned an indictment today against the man accused of phoning in a bomb threat to the LSU campus earlier this week. The grand jury charged William Bouvay Jr., 42, with one count of willfully conveying false information concerning the attempt to destroy... more »
  • Policeman charged with manslaughter of unarmed man

    August 16, 2012 6:08 PM

    NEW ORLEANS - A New Orleans policeman has been charged with manslaughter of an unarmed man killed by an officer who was searching his mother's house for marijuana. An email from Orleans Parish District Attorney Leon Cannizzaro's office says a grand jury indicted Joshua Colclough on Thursday with manslaughter of... more »
  • Springfield mayor, police chief indicted

    July 12, 2012 2:28 PM

    SPRINGFIELD - A Livingston Parish grand jury has indicted the mayor and police chief of a Baton Rouge suburb on charges they conspired to hide a woman's 2011 drunken driving citation. Louisiana Attorney General James "Buddy" Caldwell's office says Thursday's four-count indictment charges Mayor Charles Martin and Police Chief James... more »
  • Painter scheduled for arraignment on federal charges

    June 13, 2012 10:28 AM

    BATON ROUGE - Former Alcohol and Tobacco Control commissioner Murphy Painter is scheduled to be in federal court for an arraignment this afternoon. He faces 42 felony counts of computer fraud, making false statements and identity theft. He's accused of misusing his authority to run unnecessary background checks on... more »
  • Grand jury indicts Painter for fraud, ID theft

    May 23, 2012 10:29 AM

    BATON ROUGE - A federal grand jury indicted Murphy Painter, the former Alcohol Tobacco Control commissioner, with a number of charges today related to allegations he misused his authority. The grand jury indicted Painter for for computer fraud, making false statements and aggravated identity theft. There were 49 counts... more »
  • Declared dead suspect wants indictment thrown out

    February 20, 2012 12:40 PM

    JACKSON, Miss. - Attorneys for a man who was declared dead and later charged in the kidnapping of a Las Vegas girl are asking a judge to dismiss one of the indictments against him. Thomas Steven Sanders was indicted in 2010 for kidnapping resulting in the death of Lexis Roberts,... 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 »
  • Calmes Motorsports accused of laundering drug money check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    December 1, 2011 5:16 PM

    BATON ROUGE - A federal grand jury returned indictments against the son of a Denham Springs motorcycle shop owner today on charges he laundered drug money through the business. The indictment accused Kevin Paul Calmes, 39, of selling motorcycles to drug dealers and lying on receipts or breaking up... more »
  • New Port Allen Police Chief to be named

    November 2, 2011 5:17 PM

    PORT ALLEN - Five candidates are on the "short list" for Interim Port Allen Police Chief, according to Interim Mayor R.J. Loupe. The list isn't official, just names some council members have thrown around. Loupe said all five candidates come from within the Port Allen Police Department. Former Port... more »
  • NO police sergeant indicted in K-9's death

    October 7, 2011 4:42 PM

    NEW ORLEANS - A year after District Attorney Leon Cannizzaro's office dropped charges against a New Orleans police officer in the death of a police dog, an Orleans Parish grand jury has indicted Sgt. Randy Lewis. The Times-Picayune reports the panel Thursday indicted Lewis on one count of malfeasance... more »
  • Former Baton Rouge cop indicted

    October 5, 2011 5:32 PM

    BATON ROUGE - An East Baton Rouge Parish grand jury has returned a 16-count indictment against a former Baton Rouge police officer accused of stealing cash seized in drug investigations. Attorney General Buddy Caldwell says 28-year-old Michael Thompson of Denham Springs was charged Wednesday with 16-counts of theft for... more »
  • John Edwards charged in felony indictment

    June 3, 2011 9:18 AM

    RALEIGH, North Carolina- A federal grand jury has indicted two-time presidential candidate John Edwards over massive sums of money spent to keep his mistress in hiding during the peak of his 2008 campaign for the White House. The case of USA v. Johnny Reid Edwards contains six counts, including conspiracy,... more »
  • John Edwards could be indicted within days

    May 25, 2011 10:23 AM

    RALEIGH, N.C. - A person familiar with a federal investigation into John Edwards' political dealings says prosecutors have completed their probe of the two-time presidential candidate and could indict him within days. The person also told The Associated Press on Wednesday that Edwards could strike a plea deal. The... more »
  • Jury gets fatal beating case against 2 NO officers

    April 11, 2011 12:50 PM

    NEW ORLEANS - A federal jury has begun deliberating in the trial for two New Orleans police officers charged in the beating death of a 48-year-old man. The jury heard closing arguments Monday after four days of testimony in the case against officers Melvin Williams and Matthew Dean Moore.... more »
  • Man arrested in '09 fatal hit and run

    January 26, 2011 5:30 PM

    BATON ROUGE - After almost two years of investigation, police arrested a man today for a hit and run collision that killed a pedestrian in 2009. Police said 42-year-old Arthur Hudson hit John Artinian on Constitution Avenue as Artinian and a friend were walking on the sidewalk on Sept. 26,... more »
  • "Operation Blighted Officials" agent convicted of federal crimes

    January 17, 2011 10:06 PM

    BATON ROUGE - One of the FBI agents involved in "Operation Blighted Officials," that led to the indictment of six area public officials, has been convicted of federal crimes. The agent, Darin Lee McAllister, committed wire and bankruptcy fraud in a personal matter in Tennessee. The investigation here focused... more »
  • Grand jury indicts Jackson in Engler murder

    December 9, 2010 2:21 PM

    BATON ROUGE - A grand jury in Baton Rouge has indicted 21-year-old Aramis Jackson in the shootings of a woman and her daughter in Beauregard Town. The District Attorney's office will seek the death penalty for Aramis Jackson, who is accused of first degree murder and attempted first degree... more »
  • Roseland police officer indicted on felony counts

    December 2, 2010 7:39 AM

    AMITE - A Tangipahoa Parish grand jury has indicted a Roseland police officer on three felony counts after he worked a private party while he was on duty. Officer Jimmie Jamison was charged with public payroll fraud, unauthorized use of a movable and malfeasance. Jamison allegedly worked at a party... more »
  • DNA matches in La. rapes from 1992, '93

    November 23, 2010 11:12 AM

    NEW ORLEANS - New Orleans police and prosecutors say DNA matches have brought indictment against two men in separate rapes, one in 1993 and the other in 1992. The Times-Picayune reports that 48-year-old John Alexcee Jr. was indicted last week on charges of aggravated rape and kidnapping against a woman... more »
  • Daycare workers indicted in 2009 child's death

    November 4, 2010 10:06 PM

    BATON ROUGE - A former Baton Rouge daycare owner and two employees have been indicted in suspicion of negligent homicide in the 2009 death of a child in their care. A grand jury in Baton Rouge handed down the indictments today for Wanda Connor, the former owner of "Wanda's Kids... more »
  • Police Chief indicted

    October 31, 2010 11:20 AM

    BATON ROUGE- A state appeal court has reinstated theft and malfeasance charges alleging that former White Castle Police Chief Clarence Rogers put $2,000 worth of personal car rentals on a town credit card. Judge William Dupont dismissed the charges last October, saying prosecutors failed to try Rogers within two... more »
  • Former deputy indicted for tampering with cases

    October 28, 2010 10:08 AM

    NAPOLEONVILLE - Update 1:45: Talked with the D.A. Lambert was an Assumption Depty for 17 years in charge of the evidence room. That’s how he got hold of all the evidence. Lambert turned himself this morning. His bond is 5 million. Indicted yesterday by a grand jury. He... more »
  • Indictments against former Senator Fontenot dismissed

    October 26, 2010 3:39 PM

    A judge has dismissed two federal indictments for fraud that had been filed against former state lawmaker Heulette "Clo" Fontenot. According to the U. S. Attorneys Office, Judge James Brady dismissed the indictments earlier today, which alleged Fontenot had lied twice to banks about a campaign debt. Prosecutors... more »
  • Man indicted in Baton Rouge hospital shooting

    October 15, 2010 11:35 AM

    A 36-year-old man accused of shooting and wounding his estranged wife and her boyfriend at Baton Rouge General Medical Center-Mid City last month was indicted Thursday on attempted murder charges. An East Baton Rouge Parish grand jury charged Darrell F. Garner with two counts of attempted first-degree murder in the... more »
  • Grand jury indicts three in death of Rayville police officer

    October 12, 2010 3:20 PM

    Richland Parish District Attorney William Coenen says a grand jury has indicted three men accused of killing Rayville police Sgt. Thomas "Tommy" Alexander on Sept. 11. Coenen says 52-year-old Robert J. Walker, 30-year-old Anthony D. Oatis and 33-year-old Richard D. Long all were charged Tuesday with first degree murder and... more »
  • Mayor's race in New Roads results in runoff

    October 4, 2010 9:49 PM

    The mayor’s race in New Roads was a few votes from going to a newcomer on Saturday. One candidate is facing federal indictment, and the other is relatively new to New Roads. With 46 percent of the vote in Saturday’s election and four percentage points shy of winning outright, Robert... more »
  • White Castle reacts to indicted police chief's re-election

    October 4, 2010 5:56 PM

    White Castle Police Chief Mario Brown won re-election on Saturday, despite a federal indictment. The chief got 55% of the vote. People said up until Election Day, it seemed the city was on board to check off "change" on the ballot, but it turns out, most people like things just... more »
  • St. Gabriel mayor pleads not guilty in federal court

    September 30, 2010 5:05 PM

    The mayor of St. Gabriel pleaded not guilty in federal court today following a wide-ranging racketeering and corruption investigation. The U.S. Attorney’s Office in Baton Rouge unsealed an indictment against George Grace yesterday for 11 counts of racketeering, bribery and mail fraud, among other charges. The indictment alleged Grace took... more »
  • 2 N.O. officers charged with lying about shooting

    September 30, 2010 12:52 PM

    Two New Orleans police officers have been charged with lying under oath about the fatal shooting of a man outside the city's convention center after Hurricane Katrina. Thursday's six-count indictment charges the officers, Ronald Mitchell and Ray Jones, with obstruction of justice and perjury for allegedly giving false deposition... more »
  • George Grace: 'I'm not devastated by this'

    September 29, 2010 10:56 PM

    St. Gabriel Mayor George Grace said he can defend himself against the charges he's facing. Grace is indicted on 11 counts with consequences ranging from almost two centuries in jail to $3 million in fines. Grace said he predicts he can get out of charges related to schemes to make... more »
  • Grand jury indicts man in double stabbing

    September 21, 2010 8:51 AM

    A Mansfield man has been indicted by a DeSoto Parish grand jury in connection with the stabbing deaths of his estranged wife and her sister. Stephen Rivers was indicted on two counts of first-degree murder. District Attorney Richard Johnson plans to seek the death penalty in Rivers' case. Rivers is... more »
  • Plaquemine man charged with illegally hunting alligators

    September 15, 2010 3:34 PM

    A hunting guide from Louisiana has been charged with illegally hunting alligators. Wednesday's federal indictment in Baton Rouge charges 36-year-old Gregory K. Dupont, of Plaquemine, with violating the Lacey Act, a wildlife protection law. Dupont is a licensed alligator hunter and owner of Louisiana Hunters Inc. The indictment accuses him... more »
  • Indictment alleges mayor and chief asked for bribes

    September 2, 2010 6:22 PM

    Officials in Port Allen said they’re ready if the mayor or police chief decide to step down after they were indicted by a federal grand jury Wednesday. News 2 combed through the indictment and found FBI agents didn’t just approach Mayor Derek Lewis and Chief of Police Fred Smith with... more »

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