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  • Springfield city leaders replace chief of police check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    May 20, 2015 11:09 PM

    SPRINGFIELD - City leaders replaced the police chief Wednesday night. James Jones resigned after taking a plea deal for charges involving a DWI cover-up. Part of the deal was that he had to quit his job. Jones submitted his letter of resignation and the alderman voted to appoint... more »
  • Boston bombing jury finishes 1st full day of deliberations

    May 14, 2015 5:13 PM

    BOSTON - Jurors in the trial of Boston Marathon bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev have finished their first full day of deliberations without reaching a verdict. The federal jury must decide whether the 21-year-old Tsarnaev should be sentenced to death or life in prison for his role in the deadly 2013 attack.... more »
  • Opening statements begin in death penalty trial in Baton Rouge check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    April 30, 2015 4:14 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Opening statements began today in a high profile murder trial where the death penalty is at stake. According to prosecutors, Lee Turner murdered Edward Gurtner and Randy Chaney in March of 2011, during a robbery. Prosecutors claim he did it to eliminate any witnesses to his... more »
  • Hearing set in ex-cops' post-Katrina shooting

    April 29, 2015 6:34 AM

    NEW ORLEANS- Federal prosecutors are asking an appeals court to reinstate the convictions of five former New Orleans police officers on civil rights charges stemming from the deadly shootings of unarmed civilians in storm-struck New Orleans in 2005. Four of the men are charged in the shootings at the Danziger... more »
  • Prosecutor says Colorado theater shooter seemed sane after arrest

    April 27, 2015 1:04 PM

    CENTENNIAL, CO - The prosecutor in the Colorado movie theater shooting trial says for four months after his arrest, James Holmes was on no medication and seemed sane. District Attorney George Brauchler told jurors during opening statements Monday that Holmes complained about the jail food and asked for specific books... more »
  • Lawyer: Louisiana gun case against millionaire Durst dropped

    April 23, 2015 12:06 PM

    NEW ORLEANS - An attorney for real estate heir Robert Durst says state weapon charges against him have been dropped, clearing the way for federal proceedings in New Orleans on similar charges. Durst, who faces a murder charge in an unrelated California case, remains jailed without bond in Louisiana. Lawyer... more »
  • Murder suspect apprehended after failing to show up for trial check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    April 21, 2015 5:08 PM

    BATON ROUGE - A suspected murderer was picked up in St. Tammany Parish Tuesday after skipping out on court this week. Tressie Newberry is accused of principle to second degree murder. Her son, Mason Chiapuzio, is the accused triggerman in the case. Newberry's trial was set to start... more »
  • Penalty phase of Boston Marathon bombing trial set to begin

    April 21, 2015 8:23 AM

    BOSTON - Attorneys for convicted Boston Marathon bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev are expected to argue in the penalty phase that his older brother was the mastermind of the attack. Tsarnaev was convicted nearly two weeks ago of all 30 charges against him, and now he faces either life in prison or... more »
  • U.S. judge postpones Durst weapons charge until September

    April 21, 2015 2:30 AM

    NEW ORLEANS (AP) - Jailed real estate heir Robert Durst's trial on a federal weapons charge has been postponed from June to September. U.S. District Judge Helen Berrigan set the date for Sept. 21 on Monday. Durst is charged with possessing a firearm after a felony conviction. Durst's attorneys asked... more »
  • Man faces jury this week after 11 DWIs check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    April 20, 2015 5:01 PM

    PORT ALLEN - A trial is set this week in West Baton Rouge Parish for a man accused of 11 DWIs across the Baton Rouge region. Charles Curry, 55, has a long criminal history and has been in and out of jail most of his adult life. After turning... more »
  • Henderson's top cops working on plea deal

    April 20, 2015 4:53 PM

    HENDERSON - Two of Henderson's top police officers accused of offering payouts for other officers to write more traffic citations are negotiating with prosecutors on a plea deal. Police Chief Leroy Guidry and Deputy Chief Oliver Mack Lloyd each face charges of public payroll fraud, malfeasance in office and... 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 »
  • La. film industry in court spotlight amid budget crunch

    April 11, 2015 12:07 PM

    NEW ORLEANS - A tax credit program lauded for turning Louisiana into "Hollywood South" but lamented for its cost to a cash-strapped state government is at the center of a federal trial opening in New Orleans. The defendants are two film industry executives and a New Orleans attorney accused of... more »
  • No verdict after 4 days of deliberations in Hernandez trial

    April 10, 2015 12:14 PM

    FALL RIVER, Mass. - Jurors in the murder trial of former New England Patriots player Aaron Hernandez have completed a fourth day of deliberations with no verdict. The twelve jurors have spent nearly 20 hours over four days considering whether to convict Hernandez of the June 2013 killing of Odin... more »
  • Jury finds Denham Springs man guilty of 2014 murder

    April 9, 2015 3:48 PM

    LIVINGSTON - A Denham Springs man accused of shooting and killing his roommate last May was found guilty guilty of second degree murder Thursday, according to District Attorney Scott M. Perriloux. Witnesses said 25-year-old Jason Holcomb became angry with Joshua Thomasson on May 10, 2014 when Thomasson asked Holcomb... more »
  • Sharper's Louisiana case on drug, sex charges delayed

    April 7, 2015 10:06 AM

    NEW ORLEANS - Ex-NFL star Darren Sharper has made a brief appearance on drug and sexual-assault charges in a state court in New Orleans, but the case is now delayed until June 15. Sharper appeared Tuesday to answer to aggravated-rape and other state charges. But state District Judge Karen Herman... more »
  • LSU defensive back Jalen Mills goes on trial next week

    April 3, 2015 2:03 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Court documents say the prosecution plans to use screenshots of text messages and photos of the victim in the trial against LSU defensive back Jalen Mills. Mills' trial for simple battery is set to begin Wednesday in Baton Rouge. State Judge Richard Moore will preside over the... more »
  • Prosecution rests in trial of ex-NFL player Aaron Hernandez

    April 2, 2015 11:24 AM

    FALL RIVER, Mass. - The prosecution has rested its case in the murder trial of former New England Patriots star tight end Aaron Hernandez. Hernandez has pleaded not guilty in the 2013 killing of Odin Lloyd, who was dating the sister of Hernandez's fiancee. Lloyd was killed at an industrial... more »
  • Hearing in millionaire Robert Durst's weapons case delayed

    April 2, 2015 11:17 AM

    NEW ORLEANS - A Louisiana judge has delayed a weapons charge hearing in the case of millionaire murder suspect Robert Durst after FBI agents failed to show up. Magistrate Judge Harry Cantrell reluctantly agreed to the delay and set another hearing for next Thursday. An assistant U.S. attorney told Cantrell... more »
  • Trial pushed back in gas station beating check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    March 30, 2015 4:48 PM

    BATON ROUGE - The trial for a man accused of a racially charged beating at a gas station was pushed back to July after the man's lawyer said he has not seen all the evidence in the case. On Mother's Day two years ago, Donald Dickerson allegedly told another... 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 »
  • New trial ordered in drunk driving deaths

    March 20, 2015 10:43 AM

    BATON ROUGE - A judge ordered a new trial for a man convicted of five counts of vehicular homicide for a fiery 2011 crash which investigators said happened after a drunken game of cat-and-mouse on the interstate near Baton Rouge. Judge Chip Moore ordered the new trial for David... more »
  • Federal judge asked to toss some claims in abortion lawsuit

    March 19, 2015 4:24 PM

    BATON ROUGE - A federal judge is considering a request from Gov. Bobby Jindal's administration to throw out part of a legal challenge against a state law that adds new restrictions to abortion doctors. The law requires doctors who perform abortions to have admitting privileges at a hospital within 30... more »
  • Prosecutors use blood, DNA to show bomber's role

    March 19, 2015 2:02 AM

    BOSTON, MA - Prosecutors are using DNA evidence and blood to try and prove that Boston Marathon bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev and his brother both played prominent roles in the 2013 attacks and the killing of a Massachusetts Institute of Technology police officer. A DNA expert testified Wednesday that Officer Sean... more »
  • Preliminary hearing for ex-NFL safety Darren Sharper delayed

    March 17, 2015 5:00 PM

    LOS ANGELES - A preliminary hearing for former NFL safety Darren Sharper has been postponed until at least Friday. Los Angeles Superior Court Judge Michael Pastor on Tuesday ordered Sharper to return to court on Friday for another hearing after attorneys on both sides requested a delay. Sharper is awaiting... more »
  • Trial of ex-NFL player Aaron Hernandez resumes after day off

    March 17, 2015 8:37 AM

    FALL RIVER, MA - The murder trial of former New England Patriots player Aaron Hernandez is resuming after taking a day off. The trial picks up again Tuesday after an unspecified scheduling issue canceled Monday's session. Hernandez is accused of the June 17, 2013, killing of semi-professional football player Odin... more »
  • April hearing set on ex-BP engineer's reversed conviction

    March 5, 2015 10:06 AM

    NEW ORLEANS - Federal prosecutors hoping to win reinstatement of an obstruction of justice conviction against a former BP engineer will argue their case next month at an appeals court in New Orleans. Prosecutors accused Kurt Mix of deliberately deleting text messages about the amount of oil flowing from BP's... 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 »
  • Guilty verdict in 'American Sniper' trial

    February 24, 2015 9:30 PM

    STEPHENVILLE, Texas - A jury found an ex-Marine guilty of killing 'American Sniper' author Chris Kyle and another man late Tuesday. Eddie Ray Routh heard he will spend the rest of his life in prison. Routh shot Kyle and Chad Littlefield at a gun range in February 2013. ... more »
  • Prosecutors rebut 'American Sniper' suspect insanity defense

    February 23, 2015 2:11 AM

    STEPHENVILLE, TX - Prosecutors are scheduled to continue their rebuttal against the defense of the ex-Marine charged with killing famed Navy SEAL and "American Sniper" author Chris Kyle. The trial of Eddie Ray Routh is expected to resume Monday in Stephenville, though sleet and cold temperatures in North Texas could... more »
  • After tense exchange, Aaron Hernandez murder trial resumes

    February 23, 2015 2:09 AM

    FALL RIVER, MA - The murder trial of former New England Patriots player Aaron Hernandez resumes after a tense exchange last week between the judge and a prosecutor. Superior Court Judge Susan Garsh told prosecutor William McCauley he could not ask the victim's sister anything about text messages sent minutes... more »
  • Detective expected back on stand in Aaron Hernandez trial

    February 18, 2015 2:05 AM

    FALL RIVER, MA - A police detective has told the jury in the murder trial of Aaron Hernandez about a video he made of the former New England Patriots player dismantling his phone and using another phone to make calls the day after the killing. Jurors saw the video Tuesday... more »
  • Ex-Patriot's fiance granted immunity in murder trial

    February 11, 2015 2:00 AM

    FALL RIVER, MA - The murder trial of former New England Patriots player Aaron Hernandez is expected to resume after his fiancée was granted immunity to testify for prosecutors. Hernandez is expected back in court Wednesday. He is charged with murder for the 2013 killing of semi-professional football player Odin... more »
  • Proceeding expected before 'American Sniper' trial start

    February 10, 2015 1:55 AM

    STEPHENVILLE, TX - A judge is expected to hold a pretrial proceeding ahead of opening statements in the trial of the man charged with killing the former Navy SEAL depicted in the Oscar-nominated movie "American Sniper." The procedural matters were scheduled for Tuesday with openings expected Wednesday in the trial... more »
  • Hayden hearing pushed back to May check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    February 9, 2015 3:04 PM

    DENHAM SPRINGS - A motions hearing in Livingston Parish over rape charges against former reality TV show star Will Hayden was pushed back Monday to May. Attorneys for the former "Sons of Guns" star said with similar charges going to trial in East Baton Rouge Parish, they needed a... more »
  • Jury selection begins for trial over 'American Sniper' death

    February 9, 2015 11:14 AM

    STEPHENVILLE, TX - Jury selection is underway for the trial of the man accused of killing the former Navy SEAL depicted in the movie "American Sniper." More than a dozen people were dismissed first thing Monday in Stephenville, Texas, where former Marine Eddie Ray Routh is charged with capital murder... more »
  • Man convicted for Valentine's Day murder check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    February 6, 2015 3:52 PM

    BATON ROUGE - A jury convicted a man of a Valentine's Day murder three years ago. Friday, Erick Scott was found guilty of killing Kevin Johnson . Johnson was in a car, stopped at a red light on North Acadian Thruway and South Choctaw in February 2012 when he... more »
  • Screening for jurors in 'American Sniper' slaying trial to start

    February 5, 2015 2:08 AM

    DALLAS, TX - The screening process is set to start for potential jurors in the upcoming trial of the man accused of killing famed Navy SEAL sniper Chris Kyle and a friend of Kyle's. Potential jurors are to begin reporting to district court in the small town of Stephenville, Texas,... more »
  • Sentencing today in murder-for-hire case

    February 4, 2015 8:47 AM

    ADDIS - A woman convicted of hiring a hitman to kill her husband over four years ago will be sentenced today. Monique Kitts faces life in prison. Her husband, Corey Kitts, was found shot to death in their Addis home in West Baton Rouge Parish. Prosecutors say she was... more »
  • Trial date set for former Brusly police chief

    February 2, 2015 1:48 PM

    PORT ALLEN - The former Brusly police chief accused of stealing guns and cash from his own department is scheduled to go to trial in April. Jamie Whaley and his attorneys met with prosecutors for a pre-trial conference Monday. The trial date was set for April 20, with pre-trial... more »
  • Prosecutors: Ex-NFL star Hernandez's DNA ties him to slaying

    January 30, 2015 1:54 AM

    FALL RIVER, MA - Prosecutors say Aaron Hernandez's DNA on a marijuana cigarette shared with the friend they say the ex-NFL star murdered is compelling forensic evidence of the crime. Jurors are set to hear more testimony Friday in the case against Hernandez, a day after the trial started with... more »
  • Man accused of feticide wishes ex-wife happy birthday check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    January 29, 2015 3:01 PM

    LIVINGSTON - A man who is accused of cutting his unborn child from his wife's body learned in court that his trial will begin in September. The man also had a special message for his ex-wife who allegedly tried to kill. "I also want to wish my wife... ex-wife... more »
  • Executive: No guarantee BP will help pay subsidiary's fines

    January 27, 2015 10:11 AM

    NEW ORLEANS - An executive for the BP subsidiary that faces billions of dollars in possible fines for the 2010 Gulf of Mexico oil spill says it is uncertain whether other BP entities would step in to help pay a steep penalty. Richard Morrison, chairman of the board for BP... more »
  • Trial for cruelty to a puppy set for Monday

    January 25, 2015 5:19 PM

    SHREVEPORT - Caddo Parish Sheriff Steve Prator says demonstrations won't be allowed near the courthouse during trial of a man accused of abandoning a pit bull puppy in a rental unit last year. Thirty-two-year-old Gabriel Lee is scheduled for trial Monday on a charge of cruelty to the puppy, then... more »
  • Billions in federal penalties at issue in BP spill trial

    January 20, 2015 8:19 AM

    NEW ORLEANS - A federal trial beginning in New Orleans is aimed at determining how much money BP should pay in Clean Water Act penalties as a result of the 2010 Gulf Oil Spill. Government lawyers at the trial opening Tuesday will be arguing for maximum penalties that could reached:... more »
  • BP hopes to lessen potential $13.7 billion spill penalty

    January 19, 2015 10:10 AM

    NEW ORLEANS - Lawyers for the government and oil giant BP are preparing for trial in New Orleans that could add more than $13 billion in penalties to the billions BP already has shelled out as a result of 2010 Gulf oil spill. Federal lawyers say BP should pay as... more »
  • Tsarnaev lawyers: Suspend jury selection over Paris attacks

    January 13, 2015 5:35 PM

    BOSTON - Attorneys for Boston Marathon bombing suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev are asking a judge to suspend jury selection in his trial for at least a month because of the terror attacks in France. The filing late Tuesday says a delay would allow time for "the extraordinary prejudice" from the attacks... more »
  • NY defense lawyer: Silk Road creator is not a drug dealer

    January 13, 2015 12:07 PM

    NEW YORK - A New York defense lawyer says a San Francisco man who launched an underground website as an economic experiment was fooled into taking the fall when investigators concluded it was used for drug dealing. Attorney Joshua Dratel said at the criminal trial's opening Tuesday that Ross William... more »
  • About-face in CIA leak case

    January 12, 2015 7:58 PM

    ALEXANDRIA, VIRGINIA- Federal prosecutors are doing an about-face in a case where they pushed to get testimony from a reporter for the New York Times about leaks from the CIA. Prosecutors don't want James Risen to testify at the trial of an ex-CIA employee, Jeffery Sterling. Prosecutors contend Sterling... 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 »
  • Attorney confident mother won't see trial in son's death check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    January 7, 2015 5:58 PM

    BATON ROUGE- Brittni Clark, the mother accused of negligent homicide in her son's drowning death, bonded out of jail late Tuesday evening on a $10,000 bond. Her attorney is upset she spent time in jail, accused of neglecting her child the day he fell into an abandoned sewer hole... more »
  • Final pre-trial hearing for Aaron Hernandez in 2013 murder

    January 6, 2015 5:23 AM

    FALL RIVER, MA - Former New England Patriots star Aaron Hernandez is expected in court for the final pre-trial hearing in the first of two murder cases against him. Prosecutors and Hernandez's lawyers on Tuesday are expected to take up their remaining issues before jury selection begins Friday in Bristol... more »
  • Judge denies motions to move, delay Tsarnaev trial

    December 31, 2014 11:55 AM

    BOSTON - A federal judge has denied requests by lawyers for Boston Marathon bombing suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev to move his trial out of state and to delay its start. U.S. District Court Judge George O'Toole Jr. issued his denials Wednesday and said explanations will be issued later in the day.... more »
  • Hearing set for ex-Patriot facing murder trial

    December 22, 2014 2:07 AM

    FALL RIVER, MA - A pre-trial hearing on jury issues is scheduled Monday for former New England Patriot Aaron Hernandez, whose murder trial is slated to start next month. Hernandez has pleaded not guilty to the June 2013 killing of Odin Lloyd, a semi-professional football player who was dating the... more »
  • Theater shooter's parents plead for his life

    December 19, 2014 11:55 AM

    DENVER - Some victims of the Colorado theater shooting are outraged that the parents of suspect James Holmes are pleading for him to be spared the death penalty just weeks before his trial is set to begin. In a statement released Friday, Robert and Arlene Holmes say their son is... more »
  • Judge: Slender Man stabbing defendants competent

    December 18, 2014 3:42 PM

    WAUKESHA, WI - A judge says two Wisconsin girls accused of stabbing a classmate to please the fantasy character Slender Man are both competent to stand trial. Prosecutors charged both girls with attempted first-degree intentional homicide in the attack in May in Waukesha. According to court documents, the girls plotted... more »
  • Man convicted of killing 2 Southern students

    December 12, 2014 10:11 AM

    GRETNA - A 22-year-old Harvey man has been convicted of second-degree murder in the deaths of two teens last year, during what authorities believe was a drug deal gone bad. Irvin Harris faces mandatory life in prison for his role in the Aug. 13, 2013, deaths of cousins Nikiayh Westerfield... more »
  • Ebola vaccine trial suspended after side effects

    December 11, 2014 8:06 AM

    LONDON, England - Swiss researchers have suspended the testing of one of the leading Ebola vaccine candidates after some volunteers reported unexpected side effects. In a statement issued on Thursday, the Hopitaux Universitaires de Geneve said the trial had been suspended "as a precautionary measure." The study involving 59 people... more »
  • Ex-BP executive fighting Gulf oil spill charges

    December 3, 2014 12:38 PM

    NEW ORLEANS - A former BP executive accused of obstructing a congressional investigation into the 2010 Gulf oil spill remains on track for a trial next year, despite defense efforts to have the charges dismissed. A Justice Department spokesman says U.S. District Judge Kurt Engelhardt on Wednesday declined to throw... more »
  • US judge: State to try suit against oil companies

    December 3, 2014 10:15 AM

    NEW ORLEANS - A federal judge has sent a Plaquemines Parish lawsuit against 19 oil and gas companies back to state court for trial. U.S. District Judge Jay Zainey's ruling sets the stage for the return of 27 others suits to state courts in Plaquemines and Jefferson parishes. Zainey ruled... more »
  • 4 ex-New Orleans officers awaiting new trial

    November 28, 2014 11:23 AM

    NEW ORLEANS - Federal prosecutors are asking for a new judge to preside over future proceedings should the government decide to retry five New Orleans police officers in the Danziger Bridge shootings. The request was filed among other documents with the 5th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals, which will decide... more »
  • Trial for accused Bourbon Street shooter delayed

    November 22, 2014 1:09 PM

    NEW ORLEANS - The trial of Trung Le, the only person arrested in this summer's mass shooting on Bourbon Street, has been continued until Feb. 23. Le was scheduled to be tried Dec. 1 on one charge each of attempted murder and manslaughter. Prosecutors moved Friday for a continuance, arguing... more »
  • Jury to begin murder-for-hire deliberations today check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    November 19, 2014 5:16 PM

    PORT ALLEN - Attorneys presented their final arguments to jurors Wednesday in the trial of Monique Kitts and Karl Howard, the man Kitts is accused of hiring to kill her husband, and the jury will begin decided the pair's fate Thursday. Prosecutors said Kitts paid Howard $100,000 to murder... more »
  • Murder-for-hire trial postponed until next week

    November 10, 2014 11:27 AM

    PORT ALLEN - A murder-for-hire trial in West Baton Rouge has been continued until Monday, Nov. 17. Attorneys for 45-year-old Monique Kitts and 30-year-old Karl Howard were set to resume their defense today at 9 a.m., but Judge J. Robin Free chose to postpone the trial for the week... more »
  • Murder-for-hire trial underway in West Baton Rouge

    October 27, 2014 4:53 PM

    PORT ALLEN - An accused hit man and the woman authorities claim hired him to kill her husband faced a Port Allen jury Monday. Monique Kitts and Karl Howard face charges of second-degree murder in the 2010 death of Cory Kitts. Investigators said the victim was shot three... more »
  • Cyclists had lights on before deadly wreck

    October 16, 2014 4:02 PM

    BATON ROUGE - A traffic crash expert says at least one cyclist had LED lights illuminated on his bike when Joseph Branch hit and killed one man, injuring another. Branch faces vehicular homicide charges for killing Nathan Crowson and injuring Danny Morris while they rode their bikes on Perkins... more »
  • Jury seated in vehicular homicide trial check to see if lock exists for regeneration 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 »
  • Ex-BP engineer can travel to China pending trial

    October 6, 2014 10:17 AM

    NEW ORLEANS - A former BP engineer who won a new trial this year on a charge relating to the 2010 Gulf of Mexico oil spill has been granted permission to travel abroad. A federal judge said Thursday that Kurt Mix will be allowed to travel to China in November... more »
  • Loud music killing re-trial

    September 29, 2014 7:45 PM

    JACKSONVILLE, FLORIDA- Prosecutors rested their case against a man accused of murder for shooting a black teenager over an argument concerning loud music at a convenience store. Michael Dunn is on trial and the prosecutor ended her case with questions to the medical examiner about bullet wounds on 17-year-old... more »
  • Teens accused of killing delivery driver charged as adults

    September 29, 2014 6:25 PM

    NEW ORLEANS - Two juvenile defendants booked in connection with the murder of a pizza delivery driver last week will face first-degree murder charges in adult court. WWL-TV reports that the 16-year-olds, Rendell Brown and Shane Hughes, appeared in state court Monday afternoon after being booked with the first-degree... more »
  • Man faces life sentence in rape convictions

    September 26, 2014 6:17 AM

    GONZALES - A 51-year-old Raceland man faces two mandatory life sentences after an Ascension Parish jury convicted him in the sexual abuse of two girls. Jurors found Edward Caldwell guilty of two counts of aggravated rape and one count of molestation of a juvenile after 40 minutes of deliberation on... more »
  • Judge hears oil spill cleanup workers' claims

    September 24, 2014 4:27 AM

    NEW ORLEANS - The federal judge for Gulf of Mexico oil spill cases will hear arguments about whether BP PLC should get back hundreds of millions of dollars from businesses that got settlement payments between August 2012 and October 2013. The oil company says that's only fair because Judge Carl... more »
  • Pistorius guilty of culpable homicide, negligent killing check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    September 12, 2014 2:57 AM

    PRETORIA, South Africa - The judge in the murder trial against Oscar Pistorius says the double-amputee athlete is guilty of culpable homicide, or negligent killing, in the shooting death of girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp. Judge Thokozile Masipa said Friday that Pistorius was not guilty of murder, as prosecutors had alleged. She... more »
  • Judge: Pistorius can't be found guilty of murder

    September 11, 2014 7:52 AM

    PRETORIA, South Africa - The judge in Oscar Pistorius' trial said Thursday he can't be found guilty of murder but that he was negligent in the killing of girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp, raising the possibility that the double-amputee Olympian will be convicted of culpable homicide. Judge Thokozile Masipa said she felt... more »

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