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  • Trial date set for man accused in cold case murder

    December 4, 2014 4:08 PM

    BATON ROUGE- A trial date was scheduled today for a man accused in the 1984 murder of Gary Kergan. Ronald Dunnagan appeared in court today, facing the family members who have long wondered what happened to Gary Kergan. Dunnagan was arrested a few months ago after being indicted... more »
  • Plantation home replica among bonfires set tonight

    December 24, 2013 2:36 PM

    NEW ORLEANS - Mark Anderson built a painstaking replica of the plantation home where he grew up just so he can burn it down. It's among 125 bonfires to be set ablaze in a Christmas Eve tradition in the river parishes between New Orleans and Baton Rouge. Most of the... more »
  • Execution date reset for convicted child killer

    September 6, 2013 8:58 AM

    MANSFIELD- State District Judge Robert Burgess in Mansfield has set a Nov. 5 execution date for child killer Christopher Sepulvado. Sepulvado was convicted 20 years ago for the first-degree murder of his 6-year-old stepson, Wesley Allen Mercer. The Times reports Burgess' decision Thursday to sign another execution warrant comes less... more »
  • Staircase collapse on "Bonnie and Clyde" set, 15 injured Play Video

    May 11, 2013 6:38 PM

    BRUSLY, La. - Between 10-15 background actors known as extras were injured on the set of the "Bonnie and Clyde" mini-series around 11 p.m. Friday, according to West Baton Rouge Sheriff Mike Cazes. Cazes says two of the extras were transported to a hosptial and the others received minor... more »
  • Bond set for woman suspected in husband's murder

    May 1, 2013 12:30 PM

    PORT ALLEN - A judge set a half-million dollar bond today for the Port Allen woman accused of arranging for her husband to be killed. Monique Kitts entered a not guilty plea to charges of conspiracy to commit murder and being principle to second-degree murder. Authorities arrested Kitts... more »
  • 2 Bossier Parish schools buildings to close

    April 19, 2013 9:09 AM

    BENTON- Two Bossier Parish school facilities will close at the end of this school year in an effort to cut costs. The Times reports the Bossier Parish School Board unanimously approved the closure of Charlotte Mitchell Education Center and Bossier Learning Center -- the district's adult education program. The move... more »
  • Film academy sets Oscar dates for 2014, 2015

    March 25, 2013 2:02 PM

    LOS ANGELES - Film fans can already mark their calendars for the Academy Awards in 2014 and 2015. The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences announced Monday that next year's Oscar ceremony will be held on March 2. The 2015 trophies will be handed out Feb. 22. Awards shows,... more »
  • Teen gets 11 years prison in Fla. burning attack

    December 20, 2012 2:44 PM

    FORT LAUDERDALE- The alleged ringleader of a 2009 attack in which his South Florida middle school classmate was doused with alcohol and set on fire has been sentenced to 11 years in prison. Eighteen-year-old Matthew Bent was sentenced Thursday for an aggravated battery conviction. Two other teenagers are already serving... more »
  • Slate of new courses set for La. schools

    June 27, 2012 7:47 AM

    BATON ROUGE - Louisiana is about to become what officials call the first state to launch a huge expansion of how courses are offered to public school students, with private firms, colleges and even former teachers expected to enter a revamped education system. Education leaders are touting the expansion as... more »
  • Funeral arrangements set for beaten, bitten child

    June 20, 2012 11:26 AM

    BATON ROUGE - A funeral home donated their services to help the family of an 8-year-old boy beaten to death in Baton Rouge. A visitation for Xzayvion Riley is scheduled for Saturday, June 23 at 1 p.m. at Wilson-Wooddale Funeral Home. The funeral will follow at 2 p.m. ... more »
  • Deadline set to weigh-in on Kimball's successor

    June 14, 2012 7:28 AM

    NEW ORLEANS - The chief justice of the Louisiana Supreme Court has set a deadline for her colleagues to weigh-in on who should succeed her in the post. Chief Justice Catherine "Kitty" Kimball plans to retire in January 2013. On Wednesday, Kimball ordered any justice interested "in a legal determination"... more »
  • Super Regional practice schedule set

    June 6, 2012 2:59 AM

    BATON ROUGE - The practice schedule for the upcoming Baton Rouge Super Regional has been set and fans are encouraged to come out and watch their teams gear up for an early start for the post-season tournament. Both practice sessions are open to the public with the Tigers working... more »
  • LSU, MSU set for rematch in elimination game

    May 25, 2012 7:49 AM

    HOOVER, Ala. - For the second straight day, the LSU Tigers face elimination, but this time it's with a spot in the SEC tournament semifinals on the line. LSU and Mississippi State will face off at 3:00 p.m. with the winner moving on and the loser going home. Sophomore right-hander... more »
  • Jury at Edwards trial set to resume deliberations

    May 21, 2012 7:17 AM

    GREENSBORO, N.C. - The jury deciding the fate of John Edwards is set to resume deliberations in North Carolina today following a weekend break. The former presidential candidate faces 30 years in prison after pleading not guilty to six campaign finance corruption charges. The jury began considering its decision Friday,... more »
  • Hurricane sales tax holiday set for May 26-27

    May 7, 2012 6:15 AM

    BATON ROUGE - Stocking up on flashlights, batteries and other items to get ready for hurricane season this summer? You might want to wait until May 26 and 27, when the state holds a sales tax holiday for hurricane preparedness items. That weekend, Louisiana residents won't have to pay the... more »
  • Jazz Fest set to begin Friday

    April 26, 2012 6:50 AM

    NEW ORLEANS - Jazz horns, Cajun fiddles, zydeco washboards and rock guitars - they'll all be heard at the same place when the New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival kicks off Friday. Performances by soul singer Irma Thomas, the Beach Boys, the rock band Zebra, jazz clarinetist Tim Laughlin, Buckwheat... more »
  • Maiden sanity hearing set for June

    April 20, 2012 7:01 AM

    BATON ROUGE - A mother arrested last week in connection to the death of her 2-month-old baby will undergo a sanity hearing later this summer. A team of doctors will determine whether Sabrina Maiden is competent to stand trial. Maiden faces first-degree murder charges in the death of... more »
  • La. Medicaid trial dates set

    March 26, 2012 7:44 AM

    BATON ROUGE - A lawsuit that the state Attorney General's Office filed in 2010 against more than 100 drug manufacturers, alleging they illegally inflated prescription drug costs paid by Louisiana taxpayers through the Medicaid program, is headed to trial next year. State District Judge Wilson Fields has set a series... more »
  • May 9 execution date set in Baton Rouge killings

    March 6, 2012 2:18 PM

    BATON ROUGE, La.- A judge has set a May 9 execution date for Todd Wessinger, who was convicted in 1997 and sentenced to die in the 1995 slaying of two Baton Rouge restaurant employees. The Advocate reported the date was set Friday for Wessinger by state District Judge Richard Anderson.... more »
  • Suspect arrested for trash can fires Play Video

    January 4, 2012 7:54 AM

    BATON ROUGE - Police arrested one person after more than a dozen trash cans were set on fire in the Scotlandville area this morning. Officers arrested Raymond Gilmore in suspicion of 16 counts of simple arson. Gilmore is accused of lighting plastic trash cans on fire outside of... more »
  • Trial set for La. inmates charged in Miss. killing

    December 23, 2011 4:43 AM

    JACKSON, Miss. (AP) - Two men charged with kidnapping and killing an Ohio businessman in Mississippi after escaping from a Louisiana prison are scheduled for trial in November. Ricky Wedgeworth and Darian "Drake" Pierce could face the death penalty if convicted of kidnapping resulting in death. They were indicted... more »
  • Crew member killed in movie set accident

    November 23, 2011 2:35 PM

    NEW ORLEANS - A film crew member has been killed in an accident on the set of Paramount Pictures big-budget movie "G.I. Joe 2: Retaliation," which has been filming in New Orleans in recent weeks. Studio spokeswoman Virginia Lam said Wednesday that she was unable to comment on the... more »
  • Juvenile guards' trial set to begin

    February 13, 2011 3:38 PM

    HOUMA, La.- Trial is scheduled to being this week for four former guards at the Terrebonne Juvenile Detention Center who are charged with sexual offenses involving female inmates. Prosecutors say guards at the facility offered female inmates incentives, including extra snacks and phone calls, in exchange for sex. The... more »
  • Time, Date set for Saints' playoff opener

    January 4, 2010 2:51 PM

    The New Orleans Saints still may not know who they will play in their playoff opener, but they now know when. The Saints will play their first game of the 2010 NFL playoffs on Saturday January 16 at 3:30 in the afternoon. The game will be played in... more »

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