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  • Jury awards $3.9M to family of film worker killed by train

    July 17, 2017 10:15 PM

    SAVANNAH, Ga. - A jury has found a railroad company responsible in the 2014 death of a movie worker on a Georgia railroad bridge, awarding the young woman's family $3.9 million in damages. The verdict against CSX Transportation came Monday in a civil lawsuit the parents of Sarah... more »
  • Attorney general says abolishing Pointe Coupee Police Jury is constitutional

    April 26, 2017 8:22 PM

    POINTE COUPEE PARISH- Attorney General Jeff Landry has released an opinion saying the Pointe Coupee Home Rule Charter is not in violation of the Constitution. The charter, which was approved by voters in 2016, would change the parish's governing style and dissolve the Pointe Coupee Police Jury after the... more »
  • Jury selection begins for former 'Sons of Guns' star's rape trial

    April 3, 2017 12:34 PM

    BATON ROUGE – Jury selection began in Baton Rouge on Monday for the rape trial of former "Sons of Guns" reality show cast member Will Hayden, according to the Advocate . Hayden faces two counts of aggravated rape and one count of forcible rape in East Baton Rouge Parish.... more »
  • U.S. Marshals warn of jury duty scam phone calls

    March 30, 2017 5:02 PM

    BATON ROUGE – The U.S. Marshals Service for the Middle District of Louisiana is warning citizens of a jury duty phone scam. In the scam the caller poses as a U.S. Marshal, Deputy Marshal, or other law enforcement officer and tells the victim that he or she has missed... more »
  • Cosby wants jury pool prescreened for bias before trial

    March 20, 2017 1:44 PM

    PHILADELPHIA, Penn. - Bill Cosby's lawyers hope to prescreen potential jurors to weed out those with opinions about the sex-assault case before jury selection begins in person. A defense motion filed Monday says the "inflammatory" worldwide coverage of the case has probably left some potential jurors with opinions about the... more »
  • Jury selected for Marksville deputy charged with 6-year-old's death

    March 16, 2017 7:02 PM

    MARKSVILLE – A jury has been selected for the trial of a Marksville deputy who is charged with murder following the fatal shooting of a 6-year-old boy. Jury selection began Monday morning for Derrick Stafford's trial in Marksville, where he and another city marshal fired at a car after... more »
  • East Feliciana Parish employee who used 'n word' resigns Play Video

    March 14, 2017 7:25 PM

    EAST FELICIANA – An East Feliciana Parish employee who admitted to a police jury last week that she used the "n word" has resigned. The police jury in East Feliciana Parish met on Tuesday night to discuss the fate Barbara Vail, known as "Babs" in East Feliciana Parish. Vail... more »
  • Father found guilty for beating child to death in 2014 Play Video

    February 3, 2017 5:20 PM

    BATON ROUGE – A jury has found a father accused of beating his son to death in 2014 guilty of second-degree murder. Vernell Day was accused of beating his son, Jay’v’une Isaiah Bergin, so badly that the child had to be hospitalized. The child later died in the hospital... more »
  • Jury awards $15M to survivor of deadly crash

    January 21, 2017 3:04 PM

    ATLANTA - Nearly two years after a Louisiana truck driver caused a seven-car crash killing five Georgia Southern University nursing students, a jury has awarded a survivor $15 million in a civil suit. The Atlanta Journal-Constitution reports jurors deliberated for about four hours Friday before deciding on the amount that... more »
  • Dylann Roof's lawyers want delay after officer's mistrial

    December 6, 2016 5:00 PM

    COLUMBIA, S.C. - Lawyers for Dylann Roof want to delay picking a jury in his federal death penalty trial because of the publicity surrounding the mistrial in a former police officer's case. Roof's lawyers filed the request Tuesday. Jury selection is expected to start Wednesday in Charleston, where a mistrial... more »
  • Jury selection begins in Will Smith trial

    December 5, 2016 10:21 AM

    NEW ORLEANS - Questioning of potential jurors is set to begin in the trial of a man charged with fatally shooting former New Orleans Saints star Will Smith earlier this year. Twenty-nine-year-old Cardell Hayes has pleaded not guilty to second-degree murder in Smith's death, and attempted second-degree murder in the... more »
  • Prosecutor: Slidell man convicted, exposed infant to cocaine

    November 21, 2016 8:36 PM

    COVINGTON - A prosecutor says a St. Tammany Parish jury has convicted a 60-year-old Slidell man of cruelty to his 17-month-old daughter, who was exposed to cocaine. District Attorney Warren Montgomery said in a statement Monday that Larry Bickham's sentencing is scheduled Jan. 20 on charges of simple and second-degree... more »
  • Judge in Will Smith shooting case to sequester jury

    November 16, 2016 1:44 PM

    NEW ORLEANS - A judge says the jury hearing the murder case of former New Orleans Saints player Will Smith will be sequestered during the upcoming trial. Local media outlets report Judge Camille Buras also decided Wednesday to move the start of jury selection back four days, to Dec. 5.... more »
  • Family awarded $4.4 million for accident that killed 2 children on Bluff Road

    November 8, 2016 2:53 PM

    ASCENSION – An Ascension Parish jury awarded $4.4 million to a mother and father for the death of their two children who were struck and killed by an SUV in July 2014 on Bluff Road. The SUV was driven by 24-year-old Shawnette Taylor, who lost control when her vehicle's... more »
  • Jury finds against Rolling Stone suit in rape story

    November 4, 2016 3:05 PM

    CHARLOTTESVILLE - A federal jury has found Rolling Stone magazine, its publisher and a reporter defamed a University of Virginia administrator in a discredited story about gang rape at a fraternity house. Word of the jury decision came Friday afternoon in multiple news outlets. University of Virginia administrator Nicole Eramo... more »
  • All False River boat launches closed due to debris, high water level

    September 1, 2016 12:20 PM

    POINTE COUPEE – The Pointe Coupee Parish Police jury is closing all operated boat launches into False River until further notice. All privately operated boat launches into False River are also closed. The closure is due to the high water level and amount of debris in the river which... more »
  • Jury: Led Zeppelin didn't steal 'Stairway' riff

    June 23, 2016 1:59 PM

    LOS ANGELES - A Los Angeles jury has decided the band Led Zeppelin did not steal the opening to its classic anthem "Stairway to Heaven." The federal jury reached its verdict Thursday, settling a point that music fans have debated for decades but didn't find its way to court until... more »
  • Pointe Coupee begins tackling budget crisis

    June 14, 2016 10:59 PM

    POINTE COUPEE PARISH - The Point Coupee Parish Police Jury agreed to the first round of budget cuts Tuesday after sales tax revenues fell short. Police jurors agreed to eliminate a position in the utility department and a $40,000 contract with cleaning services, as well as 25% cuts across... more »
  • Justices asked to rule that racial bias trumps jury secrecy

    April 2, 2016 2:50 PM

    WASHINGTON - The American jury room is a bit like Las Vegas: What happens there is supposed to stay there. But a Supreme Court appeal from a Hispanic man in Colorado raises the prospect that a juror's comments during deliberations can be so offensive that they deprive a defendant of... more »
  • Court: Therapy dog didn't sway jury against sex offender

    October 23, 2015 11:56 AM

    AKRON, Ohio - An Ohio appeals court has rejected an inmate's claim that the jury in his trial was influenced by a county-employed therapy dog used to calm a testifying young victim. The Akron Beacon Journal reports the ruling on Michael Jacobs' complaint to the 9th District Court of Appeals... more »
  • Gun shop ordered to pay millions to injured police officers

    October 13, 2015 6:53 PM

    MILWAUKEE - A jury has ordered a gun shop to pay nearly $6 million to two Milwaukee police officers who were seriously wounded when shot by a gun purchased at the store. Jurors issued the ruling Tuesday in a lawsuit against Badger Guns. The lawsuit alleges the store was negligent... more »
  • Trump released from New York jury duty, now back to campaign

    August 17, 2015 4:29 PM

    NEW YORK - Donald Trump has been sent home without being picked for a jury. The billionaire candidate for president reported for jury duty in New York City on Monday. He was released at the end of the day without being selected to serve on a case. He has now... more »
  • Trump reports for jury duty, takes campaign break

    August 16, 2015 3:04 PM

    NEW YORK - Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump is taking a break from courting voters to go to court as a potential juror. Trump shook hands and fist-bumped bystanders as he reported for jury duty Monday at a Manhattan court. He arrived in a limousine and walked up the courthouse... more »
  • Colorado jury asked about Louisiana movie attack

    July 27, 2015 11:55 AM

    CENTENNIAL - Jurors deciding whether Colorado theater shooter James Holmes should be sentenced to death or life in prison are being questioned about whether the deadly theater shooting last week in Louisiana might influence them. Holmes' lawyers asked Judge Carlos A. Samour Jr. on Monday to poll jurors about whether... more »
  • Man guilty of brutal, racial attack; could face life in prison Play Video

    June 25, 2015 6:29 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Jurors found a man guilty of second degree battery in a brutal attack at a gas station two years ago. The decision by the jury means Donald Dickerson is facing the possibility of a life sentence for being a habitual offender. "He has four prior... more »
  • Livingston Parish cracking down on jury duty skippers Play Video

    May 6, 2015 5:10 PM

    LIVINGSTON - A handful of residents were found in contempt of court Wednesday after a judge in Livingston Parish cracked down on people skipping jury duty. Judge Robert Morrison of the 21st Judicial District says the parish started to send sheriff's deputies to hand-serve jury duty subpoenas this year,... more »
  • Lee Turner murder trial jury selection

    April 13, 2015 7:46 AM

    BATON ROUGE- A high profile murder trial is set to begin later today in Baton Rouge. Jury selection will begin in the trial against Lee Turner. The process could take up to two weeks. Turner is accused of murdering two men at the Carquest Auto Parts store off... more »
  • Jurors stumped in shooting case of man mistaken as an alligator

    March 29, 2015 3:23 PM

    THIBODAUX - A 31-year-old man from Cut Off who said he shot a man he mistook for an alligator will get a new trial after a jury could not make a decision in his second-degree murder case. Sources say that after two-and-a-half hours of deliberation, jurors on Saturday were deadlocked... more »
  • Jodi Arias won't be sentenced to death after jury deadlocks

    March 5, 2015 12:02 PM

    PHOENIX - Convicted murderer Jodi Arias has been spared the death penalty after jurors deadlocked on whether she should be executed or sent to prison for life for killing her lover in 2008. The decision in a Phoenix courtroom Thursday means the judge will sentence Arias on April 13 to... more »
  • Jury seated in trial of Boston Marathon bombing suspect

    March 3, 2015 11:40 AM

    BOSTON - A jury has been seated in the federal death penalty trial of Boston Marathon bombing suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev. The panel of 12 jurors and six alternates was chosen Tuesday. Opening statements are scheduled for Wednesday. The 21-year-old Tsarnaev faces 30 charges in connection with twin bombings at the... more »
  • Jury selection starts in Colorado theater shooting trial

    January 19, 2015 11:02 PM

    CENTENNIAL, CO - Jury selection has started in the Colorado theater shooting trial after a judge called an unprecedented pool of 9,000 potential jurors to hear the death penalty case. The first wave of potential jurors reported to a courtroom Tuesday to hear the judge explain the process and fill... more »
  • Aaron Hernandez murder trial to begin with jury selection

    January 9, 2015 2:30 AM

    FALL RIVER, MA - Jury selection is set to begin in the murder trial of former New England Patriots star Aaron Hernandez, who's charged with killing a semiprofessional football player in 2013. Hundreds of potential jurors are expected to report to Bristol County Superior Court in Fall River Friday for... more »
  • Mother's Day slaying suspect found not guilty

    December 10, 2014 9:51 AM

    BATON ROUGE - A man accused in the Mother's Day 2013 shooting death of his former girlfriend has been acquitted by an East Baton Rouge Parish jury. Carlos Thomas, of Baton Rouge, was charged with second-degree murder in the killing of Amanda McCullough. In his closing argument Tuesday, Sean Collins... more »
  • Jury seated in vehicular homicide trial Play Video

    October 14, 2014 4:25 PM

    BATON ROUGE - A six-person jury has been selected the vehicular homicide trial of a man accused of killing one cyclist and injuring a second while driving drunk in 2012. Joseph Branch faces charges of vehicular homicide and 1st degree vehicular negligent injury for the crash that killed Nathan... more »

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