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  • Man seeking new trial in 1971 rape claims state hid evidence

    January 17, 2017 5:52 PM

    BATON ROUGE - A Louisiana man serving a life sentence for the rape of a nurse in 1971 claims authorities concealed evidence that the crime was committed by another man linked to two similar attacks. Innocence Project New Orleans attorneys on Tuesday asked the Louisiana Supreme Court to review Wilbert... more »
  • State rep. calls for Senator Brown's resignation following domestic abuse plea

    January 12, 2017 4:03 PM

    BATON ROUGE – A state representative is calling for the resignation of State Senator Troy Brown who pleaded no contest to domestic abuses charges this week. State Representative Helena Moreno, representative for District 93 in New Orleans, posted on her Facebook page on Thursday, a day after Brown entered... more »
  • Man accused in beating death of wife enters not guilty plea

    July 12, 2016 11:22 AM

    GONZALES - A 38-year-old Louisiana man, who is facing a first-degree murder charge in the beating death of his wife in the backyard of the couple's home in August, has pleaded not guilty by reason of insanity. David Johnson Sr. of Geismar entered the plea Monday before state Judge Thomas... more »
  • Morgan City housing agency's ex-employees plead not guilty in theft case

    March 16, 2016 4:55 PM

    LAFAYETTE - A former executive director of the Morgan City Housing Authority and two former employees have pleaded not guilty to charges they conspired to steal more than $500,000 in bonus payments from the agency. U.S. Attorney Stephanie Finley's office says 78-year-old Charles E. Spann, 64-year-old Diana L. Pace and... more »
  • BRPD officer pleads not guilty to felony charges, victim speaks out Play Video

    February 17, 2016 5:10 PM

    BATON ROUGE - A Baton Rouge police officer pleaded not guilty to felony assault charges in court, Wednesday. Lt. Charles Eddleman is accused of grabbing a man from behind, and slamming his head into the concrete floor until the victim passed out, according to the probable cause document. Today, the... more »
  • 'Jesus Christian' pleads guilty to bringing cocaine to La.

    December 24, 2015 11:38 AM

    SHREVEPORT - U.S. Attorney Stephanie Finley says two men from Brownsville, Texas, have pleaded guilty to conspiring to sell more than 60 pounds of powder cocaine. She says in a news release that 28-year-old Ricardo Garcia and 34-year-old Jesus Christian Martinez pleaded guilty Monday to one count of conspiracy to... more »
  • Man indicted in Shreveport officer's death pleads not guilty

    October 26, 2015 2:25 PM

    SHREVEPORT - A man accused in the slaying of Shreveport Police Officer Thomas LaValley has entered a not guilty plea to a charge of first-degree murder. The Times reports 27-year-old Grover Cannon entered the plea Monday in state court. His next hearing date is Dec. 21. The state indicated it... more »
  • Woman accepts plea deal in death of 1 man, wounding another

    September 17, 2015 8:47 AM

    BATON ROUGE- A 33-year-old Baton Rouge woman accused in 2012 of stealing a bicycle from a man she shot, riding several blocks and fatally shooting another man has pleaded guilty to manslaughter and attempted murder charges. In return, Tameka Johnson received a 28-year prison term. Johnson faced an automatic sentence... more »
  • Guilty plea in Katrina Road Home case

    August 22, 2015 11:34 AM

    NEW ORLEANS - Federal authorities say a New Orleans woman has been convicted in connection with a Hurricane Katrina-related recovery program. U.S. Attorney Kenneth Polite says in a Friday news release that 53-year-old Deborah Fortner has pleaded guilty to one count of submitting false documents to the Road Home housing... more »
  • Not guilty plea in federal court for church shooting suspect

    July 31, 2015 12:49 PM

    CHARLESTON, SC - A federal magistrate entered not guilty pleas on 33 federal charges, including for hate crimes, for a white man accused of gunning down nine parishioners at a black church in Charleston. During Friday's hearing for 21-year-old Dylann Roof, his attorney told U.S. Magistrate Judge Bristow Marchant that... more »
  • Former teacher of the year pleads 'not guilty' to 30 charges of sex with students

    July 29, 2015 10:28 AM

    BATON ROUGE- Former teacher of the year, Keavin Keith, pleaded not guilty to all charges against him on Wednesday. He’s facing 37 counts of inappropriate behavior with students. Keith was a teacher at the Math Science and Arts Academy West in Iberville Parish. Investigators began looking into Keith... more »
  • Sharper back in court Friday

    May 29, 2015 8:08 AM

    NEW ORLEANS- Former NFL star Darren Sharper is moving closer to resolving charges that he drugged and sexually assaulted women in four states. Sharper faces at least nine years in prison after having pleaded guilty or no-contest to charges that he distributed drugs with the intent to commit rape in... more »
  • Ex-New Orleans school official pleads guilty

    May 13, 2015 5:37 PM

    NEW ORLEANS - A former New Orleans school board member has changed his plea to guilty in a federal bribery case. Ira Thomas pleaded guilty Wednesday to one count of conspiracy to commit bribery and wire fraud. The hearing comes more than two months after U.S. Attorney Kenneth Polite (poh-LEET')... more »
  • Plea allows teacher to avoid prison, sex-offender registry

    April 9, 2015 12:58 PM

    HAHNVILLE, La. - One of two former Destrehan High School teachers accused of having sex with a 16-year-old student, has agreed to a plea deal in St. Charles Parish that will allow her to avoid prison time or having to register as a sex offender. The deal was announced in... more »
  • Durst writes of opera, sports in letter to LA Times

    April 9, 2015 10:12 AM

    NEW ORLEANS - A California newspaper has published a Louisiana-postmarked letter purported to be from Robert Durst, who faces a murder charge in California while fighting weapons charges in New Orleans. The letter posted on the Los Angeles Times website says nothing about Durst's legal charges. The writer discusses living... more »
  • Sharper pleads not guilty in New Orleans to rape charges

    April 6, 2015 2:55 PM

    NEW ORLEANS - Former NFL star Darren Sharper entered a not guilty plea Monday in his first court appearance in Louisiana to face charges that he drugged women in order to rape them. However that is considered a legal formality since a magistrate judge can't accept a felony guilty plea.... more »
  • Woman pleads no contest in accident that killed 2 children

    March 25, 2015 2:44 PM

    GONZALES - A Prairieville woman who lost control of her car and hit and killed a brother and sister fishing alongside the highway has pleaded no contest to a careless operation charge. 48-year-old Shawnette B. Taylor entered the plea Wednesday before state District Judge Marilyn Lambert. She then sentenced Taylor... more »
  • Ex-NFL star Sharper pleads guilty in Vegas sex assault case

    March 24, 2015 12:58 PM

    LAS VEGAS - Former NFL star Darren Sharper pleaded guilty in Las Vegas to reduced felony attempted sex assault as part of a four-state plea deal that'll put him to federal prison for about nine years. Sharper appeared Tuesday by Internet hookup from a courtroom in Los Angeles before a... more »
  • Ex-NFL player Sharper to begin changing pleas in rape cases

    March 23, 2015 2:10 AM

    LOS ANGELES, CA - Former NFL star Darren Sharper is set to appear in one court in person and another via video to enter pleas as he seeks to resolve rape and drugging allegations involving women in four different states. A change-of-plea hearing is scheduled for Sharper on Monday morning... more »
  • Report: Sharper to plead guilty in rape case deal

    March 20, 2015 3:06 PM

    NEW ORLEANS - Former Saints player Darren Sharper agreed to a plea deal that will cover wide-ranging rape and drug cases in Los Angeles, New Orleans, Arizona and Nevada, according to WWL-TV. The happened the same day Sharper was charged with rape in a case out of Las Vegas.... more »
  • Maker of kids' Tylenol pleads guilty over metal particles

    March 10, 2015 1:47 PM

    PHILADELPHIA - A subsidiary of Johnson & Johnson has pleaded guilty to a federal criminal charge that it sold infants' and children's liquid medications that contained metal particles. McNeil Consumer Healthcare, of Fort Washington, Pennsylvania, acknowledged producing adulterated bottles of Infants' and Children's Tylenol and Children's Motrin. The company agreed... more »
  • Vikings' Peterson avoids jail in plea agreement

    November 4, 2014 2:21 PM

    CONROE, Texas- Minnesota Vikings star Adrian Peterson will avoid jail time after reaching a plea agreement in his child abuse case. A judge agreed to the plea deal during a hearing Tuesday in Conroe, 40 miles north of Houston. Peterson was indicted in September for using a wooden switch to... more »
  • Sentencing Dec. 12 in fatal shooting case

    October 11, 2014 11:11 AM

    NEW ORLEANS - A 16-year-old charged with fatally shooting a 10th-grade classmate in March has pleaded guilty to manslaughter. Donte Veals entered the plea Friday during a pre-trial hearing. New Orleans police say 16-year-old Deion Robair was fatally shot March 19 at a house in the Desire neighborhood. Veals initially... more »
  • Ex-St. Tammany Parish coroner, Galvan, pleads

    September 25, 2014 1:46 PM

    COVINGTON - St. Tammany Parish's former coroner, Peter Galvan, has pleaded guilty to three counts of felony theft. The Louisiana Attorney General's Public Corruption Unit said Galvan entered the plea Thursday and was sentenced to four years in prison. Three years will be served at the same time as his... more »

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