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  • 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 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 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 »
  • Ex-New Orleans mayor reports to federal prison Play Video

    September 8, 2014 3:13 AM

    NEW ORLEANS - Former New Orleans Mayor Ray Nagin has reported to a federal prison in Texarkana, Texas, to begin serving a 10-year sentence. Nagin arrived at the facility shortly before noon Monday. New Orleans television stations showed images of Nagin hugging family members in a parking lot before he... more »
  • Baton Rouge business owner admits dumping waste

    September 4, 2014 3:40 AM

    BATON ROUGE - A Zachary man who owns a Baton Rouge business has admitted to dumping unpermitted industrial wastes into the city-parish sewer system between 2009 and 2012 and lying to a grand jury about it. 55-year-old Roger Joseph Dies faces up to 13 years in prison, along with substantial... more »
  • Texas voter I.D. trial

    September 2, 2014 7:54 PM

    CORPUS CHRISTI, TEXAS- A federal prosecutor told a judge in Texas that state's new voter ID law is motivated by racial discrimination and should be struck down since it could disenfranchise some 800,000 people and keep them away from the polls. It was in opening statements in a trial... more »
  • Detroit raced toward this week's bankruptcy trial

    August 31, 2014 11:07 AM

    DETROIT - The trial to determine whether bankrupt Detroit's restructuring plan will be approved is set to begin just over a year after the city sought court protection in July 2013. The confirmation trial for the largest municipal bankruptcy in U.S. history starts Tuesday in federal court. Bill Nowling, spokesman... more »
  • Landowner appeals in gopher frog dispute

    August 26, 2014 3:31 PM

    NEW ORLEANS - A Louisiana landowner is appealing a federal judge's decision that a tree farm where an endangered burrowing frog was last seen in 1965 is necessary for the animal's recovery. Pacific Legal Foundation attorney Reed Hopper filed the notice of appeal on Tuesday in federal court in New... more »
  • Psychiatrist sentenced in Medicare fraud case

    August 26, 2014 3:29 AM

    BATON ROUGE - Federal authorities say a Louisiana psychiatrist has been sentenced to more than seven years in prison for his role in a Medicare fraud scheme. The Justice Department says Dr. Zahid Imran was sentenced Monday for his role in the $258 million scheme. The department says the scheme... more »
  • Trial underway in endangered frog habitat suit

    August 20, 2014 4:28 AM

    NEW ORLEANS - A federal judge is hearing arguments on the claim that federal wildlife officials made an illegal land grab by listing 1,500 acres of private land in Louisiana as critical habitat for an endangered burrowing frog. An estimated 100 to 200 dusky gopher frogs live in Mississippi, with... more »
  • Judge hearing arguments in Common Core lawsuit

    August 18, 2014 8:36 AM

    BATON ROUGE - A group of teachers and parents who support Common Core is asking a state judge to invalidate Gov. Bobby Jindal's actions against the multi-state education standards. District Judge Todd Hernandez is hearing arguments Monday in the preliminary injunction request. The Common Core standards are math and English... more »
  • Judge: Colorado theater shooting suits can advance

    August 16, 2014 4:00 PM

    DENVER - A judge says lawsuits can move forward against the owner of the Colorado movie theater where a gunman killed 12 people and injured 70 others in 2012. U.S. District Judge R. Brooke Jackson ruled Friday that Cinemark could have predicted moviegoers might be targeted for an attack, noting... more »
  • Anti-Common Core hearing today Play Video

    August 15, 2014 7:44 AM

    BATON ROUGE - The court battle over the future of Louisiana's education continues today. Later today, state District Judge Tim Kelley will hold a hearing for an anti-Common Core challenge filed by 17 state lawmakers. They claim the Board of Elementary and Secondary Education (BESE) broke a state law... more »
  • Ex-cop who burned body post-Katrina seeks leniency

    August 15, 2014 3:06 AM

    NEW ORLEANS - A former New Orleans police officer is about to be re-sentenced in connection with one of the crimes that came to symbolize the chaos and law enforcement scandals that followed Hurricane Katrina. Gregory McRae already is imprisoned for burning the body of Henry Glover - who was... more »
  • Hernandez cousin to plead to contempt charge

    August 12, 2014 7:25 AM

    FALL RIVER, MA - A cousin of ex-New England Patriots star Aaron Hernandez is expected to plead guilty to a criminal contempt charge in his 2013 murder case. Thirty-eight-year-old Tanya Singleton of Bristol, Connecticut, is due in court on Tuesday. She refused to testify before a grand jury that indicted... more »
  • Indefinite trial delay in Katrina shooting case

    August 11, 2014 11:36 AM

    NEW ORLEANS - Health problems have led to an indefinite trial delay for a man facing charges in what federal prosecutors say were racially motivated shootings following Hurricane Katrina. U.S. District Judge Mary Ann Vial Lemmon granted the delay Monday in the case of Roland Bourgeois Jr. Bourgeois's attorneys sought... more »
  • DA won't seek prison time for Hernandez cousin

    August 11, 2014 8:15 AM

    FALL RIVER, MA - Massachusetts prosecutors are recommending probation and home confinement instead of prison time for a cousin of ex-New England Patriots star Aaron Hernandez who is charged with contempt and has said she is dying from cancer. Prosecutors said in a Friday filing they are seeking two years'... more »
  • Ga. trial shows food safety relies on honor system

    August 9, 2014 12:41 PM

    ALBANY, Ga. - Jurors at the nation's first federal criminal trial stemming from a deadly outbreak of food-borne illness are learning a disconcerting fact: America's food safety largely depends on the honor system. Witnesses say Stewart Parnell and others at Peanut Corporation of America knowingly shipped salmonella-tainted products, and that... more »
  • Final arguments begin in Oscar Pistorius trial

    August 7, 2014 3:35 AM

    PRETORIA, South Africa - Final arguments have begun in the South African murder trial of Oscar Pistorius, the once-celebrated athlete who fatally shot his girlfriend, Reeva Steenkamp, through a toilet cubicle door in his home. Prosecutor Gerrie Nel said Thursday that a criminal trial was a "blunt instrument for digging... more »
  • Former Brusly police chief pleads not guilty to malfeasance, other charges

    August 5, 2014 9:06 AM

    BRUSLY - Former Brusly Police Chief Jamie Whaley has pleaded not guilty to malfeasance, theft and two counts of forgery. State investigators accused the town's former top cop of stealing seven guns from the Brusly Police Department and forging checks to get extra cash back in June. Detectives booked... more »
  • Trial date to be set in ex-BP exec's case

    July 26, 2014 10:24 AM

    NEW ORLEANS - A judge is getting ready to set a new trial date for a former BP executive charged with obstructing a congressional investigation into the 2010 Gulf of Mexico oil spill. U.S. District Judge Kurt Engelhardt has scheduled an Aug. 11 conference where lawyers will discuss a trial... more »
  • LSU enrolling patients in new kind of drug test

    July 25, 2014 3:27 AM

    NEW ORLEANS - LSU Health Sciences Center says people with a common, hard-to-treat kind of lung cancer can join a new national trial to test drugs faster. Patients with advanced squamous cell lung cancer can enroll at LSU cancer centers in New Orleans, Houma, Covington and Baton Rouge. Most such... more »
  • Hearing today for Bourbon St. shooting suspect

    July 25, 2014 3:23 AM

    NEW ORLEANS - A defense attorney is pushing for a faster "probable cause" hearing for the only suspect arrested so far in a deadly Bourbon Street shooting. The hearing for 20-year-old Trung Le is currently set for Aug. 26. But defense attorney Martin Regan filed a motion saying Le shouldn't... more »
  • Jury hears interrogation from gas station shooting

    July 23, 2014 6:17 PM

    PORT ALLEN - Testimony continued Wednesday in the murder trial of Marcus Richardson, who investigators said admitted to shooting a teen at a Port Allen gas station in 2012. Jurors were shown surveillance video from the gas station on LA 1 where sheriff's deputies said Richardson shot 18-year-old Justin... more »
  • Colorado theater shooter in court for hearing on expert testimony

    July 23, 2014 2:04 AM

    CENTENNIAL, CO - The man charged with the Colorado theater massacre is returning to court for the second day of hearings about what kinds of experts can testify at his trial. The hearing resumes Wednesday on a defense motion to bar testimony from firearms experts. On Tuesday, the judge heard... more »
  • Clippers CEO and Shelly Sterling to testify today

    July 22, 2014 4:46 AM

    LOS ANGELES - The interim CEO of the Los Angeles Clippers is set to testify today at the Los Angeles trial to determine whether the sale of the team to former Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer can go through. CEO Richard Parsons will be called as a witness to support Shelly... more »
  • Aaron Hernandez due in court for status hearing

    July 22, 2014 2:02 AM

    FALL RIVER, MA - Former New England Patriots star Aaron Hernandez is due back in court for a status hearing in his Massachusetts murder case. Hernandez has pleaded not guilty to killing semi-professional football player Odin Lloyd. Lloyd's body was found in June 2013 near Hernandez's North Attleborough home. Lloyd,... more »
  • Clippers' future on line as probate trial resumes

    July 21, 2014 3:53 AM

    LOS ANGELES, CA - The probate trial on the future of the Los Angeles Clippers will resume today. The trial is dealing with whether a deal negotiated by Donald Sterling's estranged wife to sell the team for $2 billion is authorized under a Sterling family trust. Sterling agreed to the... more »
  • Another delay in Justin Bieber's Fla. DUI case

    July 16, 2014 2:16 AM

    MIAMI, FL - There's been another delay for pop star Justin Bieber on Florida charges of driving under the influence and resisting arrest. Prosecutors and Bieber's attorney told a judge at a hearing Wednesday they need three more weeks to determine whether the case goes to trial or is resolved... more »
  • Sharper in California court on rape charges

    July 16, 2014 2:14 AM

    LOS ANGELES, CA - Former NFL All-Pro safety Darren Sharper, who is facing sexual assault allegations in several states, is returning to court in California. Sharper is scheduled to appear Wednesday in a Los Angeles court, where he's charged with drugging and raping two women last year after meeting them... more »
  • Family: Pistorius accosted at nightclub

    July 15, 2014 3:53 AM

    JOHANNESBURG, South Africa - The family of Oscar Pistorius says the double-amputee runner recently visited a nightclub with a cousin and was accosted by a man who aggressively questioned him about his murder trial. Anneliese Burgess, a spokeswoman for the Pistorius family, says an argument followed and the athlete, who... more »
  • Leger trial resumes following recess Play Video

    July 10, 2014 9:59 AM

    BATON ROUGE - The vehicular homicide trial of David Leger will resume today after the judge called for a recess yesterday. It was recessed because attorneys needed a day to figure out an evidence dispute. Leger faces five charges of vehicle homicide for the 2011 crash. Prosecutors said... more »
  • Trooper: Crash scene looked like plane had exploded

    July 9, 2014 10:50 AM

    BATON ROUGE - A state trooper told jurors in David Leger's vehicular homicide trial Wednesday that the deadly wreck from 2011 he's accused of causing looked like a plane had exploded on the interstate. The trooper told jurors the wreck on was "overwhelming," and there was "complete chaos" when... more »
  • Jury set, opening statements expected today in Leger trial Play Video

    July 8, 2014 6:11 PM

    BATON ROUGE - The trial of David Leger can begin now that prosecutors and defense attorneys agreed on a six-person jury for the case. Leger is accused of killing five people in a road rage fueled crash, but family members aren't happy one person already convicted is now free.... more »
  • Pistorius' team closes case

    July 8, 2014 5:42 AM

    JOHANNESBURG, South Africa - The chief defense lawyer in the murder trial of Oscar Pistorius says he has closed his case, and the judge says final arguments will be held in court over the next two days. Lawyer Barry Roux said Tuesday that he had finished calling witnesses to testify... more »
  • Pistorius: Prosecutor counters witness objectivity

    July 7, 2014 3:52 AM

    PRETORIA, South Africa - The chief prosecutor in the murder trial of Oscar Pistorius has challenged the credibility of a physician who testified that the athlete has an anxious nature linked to his disability. Prosecutor Gerrie Nel said Monday that the defense witness, physician Wayne Derman, could not be objective... more »
  • Physician says Pistorius is a 'paradox'

    July 3, 2014 3:52 AM

    PRETORIA, South Africa - A physician who has treated Oscar Pistorius has testified at the athlete's murder trial that he is a "paradox" whose racing triumphs contrast sharply with the severe limitations of his disability. Wayne Derman, a professor of sport and exercise medicine at the University of Cape Town,... more »
  • Prosecutors: Ray Nagin deserves harsh sentence

    July 2, 2014 8:37 AM

    NEW ORLEANS - Federal prosecutors say former New Orleans Mayor Ray Nagin has shown no remorse for his crimes and lies to investigators and U.S. District Judge Ginger Berrigan should sentence him harshly. Nagin, convicted on 20 counts of conspiracy, bribery and fraud, had asked Berrigan to show leniency in... more »
  • Libyan militant faces detention hearing for Benghazi attack

    July 2, 2014 8:16 AM

    WASHINGTON, D.C. - The Libyan militant now in U.S. custody in the Benghazi attacks faces a court appearance where federal prosecutors will argue why he should remain in detention. The hearing for Ahmed Abu Khattala is before Magistrate Judge Deborah A. Robinson. In court papers filed Tuesday night, the U.S.... more »
  • Psych report says Pistorius is traumatized

    July 2, 2014 4:09 AM

    PRETORIA, South Africa - The chief lawyer for Oscar Pistorius has said at his murder trial that a psychologist's report concluded the athlete is suffering severe trauma and will become an increasing suicide risk unless he continues to get mental health care. Defense lawyer Barry Roux on Wednesday read excerpts... more »
  • Lawyer seeks to stop Patriots from paying Hernandez

    July 2, 2014 2:04 AM

    BOSTON, MA - A lawyer for the families of two men allegedly gunned down by former Patriots star Aaron Hernandez will ask a judge to bar the Patriots from paying Hernandez a $3.2 million bonus. A court hearing is scheduled for Wednesday. Hernandez is accused of fatally shooting Daniel de... more »
  • Slaughter vs. McCain trial ends abruptly Play Video

    July 1, 2014 5:34 PM

    PORT ALLEN - A trial between Port Allen's former mayor and the financial officer she tried to fire ended before any arguments even began in West Baton Rouge Parish. Judge Alvin Batiste honored a request by the city's attorney to take a look at the merits of Audrey McCain's... more »
  • Court to reconsider Barry Bonds' felony conviction

    July 1, 2014 12:51 PM

    SAN FRANCISCO - A federal appeals court says it will reconsider Barry Bonds' felony conviction for obstruction of justice. The 9th Circuit Court of Appeals ruled Tuesday that a special panel of 11 judges will review a 2011 jury verdict finding Major League Baseball's all-time home run leader guilty of... more »
  • Pistorius trial hears testimony about screams

    July 1, 2014 3:47 AM

    PRETORIA, South Africa - Testimony in the murder trial of Oscar Pistorius is focusing on the screams that neighbors heard on the night that the athlete killed girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp. Chief prosecutor Gerrie Nel on Tuesday questioned an acoustics expert who had been called by the defense team as part... more »
  • Slaughter vs. McCain trial now underway Play Video

    June 30, 2014 5:29 PM

    PORT ALLEN- A big trial is now underway in West Baton Rouge Parish involving the recalled Mayor of Port Allen and Chief Financial Officer Audrey McCain. Deedy Slaughter fired Audrey McCain last year after the WBRZ Investigative Unit obtained documents surrounding a trip Slaughter took to Washington D.C. without... more »
  • Recalled Port Allen Mayor Deedy Slaughter set to go on trial Play Video

    June 29, 2014 10:59 PM

    PORT ALLEN- The embattled former Mayor of Port Allen is scheduled to go to trial this week. Deedy Slaughter was recalled from office last November after voters had enough. She ran for re-election this year, but was defeated by Richard Lee III. The WBRZ Investigative Unit exposed her... more »
  • Pistorius trial resumes after psychiatric tests

    June 29, 2014 10:21 PM

    PRETORIA, South Africa - A panel of mental health experts has concluded that Oscar Pistorius was not suffering from a mental illness when he killed girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp in his home last year. The Olympic athlete's murder trial resumed today, after a one-month break during which a psychologist and three... more »
  • Stage being set for Louisiana gay marriage rulings

    June 27, 2014 3:16 AM

    NEW ORLEANS - A federal judge has set a mid-July deadline for filing briefs on multiple issues involving gay marriage in Louisiana. U.S. District Judge Martin Feldman has already heard arguments on some of those issues regarding Louisiana's refusal to recognize the unions of gay couples legally married in other... more »
  • Singer Chris Brown expected in DC court

    June 25, 2014 3:07 AM

    WASHINGTON, D.C. - Singer Chris Brown is expected to be in Washington for a hearing on the assault charge he faces. Brown is scheduled Wednesday in D.C. Superior Court. Brown was arrested and charged with misdemeanor assault in October, accused of hitting a man outside the W hotel. That man... more »
  • Hearing set on gay couples' marriage rights in La.

    June 25, 2014 3:05 AM

    NEW ORLEANS - A federal judge is set to hear arguments on whether Louisiana must recognize same-sex marriages legally performed in other states. Wednesday morning's hearing before U.S. District Judge Martin Feldman deals with lawsuits filed earlier this year by gay married couples. Those couples say Louisiana violates their rights... more »
  • Hernandez due in court in 2012 Boston murder case

    June 24, 2014 2:17 AM

    BOSTON, MA - Former New England Patriots player Aaron Hernandez is due in court for a hearing in a Boston case accusing him of the 2012 drive-by slayings of two men. Hernandez has pleaded not guilty to killing Daniel de Abreu and Safiro Furtado after a casual nightclub encounter. Prosecutors... more »
  • Report shows prosecutor pushing Sandusky charges

    June 24, 2014 2:14 AM

    HARRISBURG, PA - A new report shows a prosecutor heading the Jerry Sandusky child molestation investigation sought to have him charged in 2010 but her higher-ups felt the single victim at that time wasn't enough. The finding was included in a report issued Monday that detailed the handling of the... more »
  • Marathon bombings suspects' friends due in court

    June 23, 2014 2:14 AM

    BOSTON, MA - A friend of Boston Marathon bombing suspect Tamerlan Tsarnaev plans to ask a judge to release him on bail while he awaits trial on charges of impeding the investigation into the deadly attack. Khairullozhon Matanov is due in federal court Monday for a detention hearing. Matanov is... more »
  • US aims for trial of Benghazi suspect held on ship

    June 18, 2014 2:15 AM

    WASHINGTON, D.C. - The capture of an alleged leader of the deadly 2012 attacks on Americans in Benghazi, Libya, gives U.S. officials a rare moment of good news. Now they are preparing to try the captured Libyan in the U.S. court system and pledging to redouble efforts to catch others... more »
  • Another delay: Nagin sentencing reset for July 9

    June 17, 2014 4:11 PM

    NEW ORLEANS - Former New Orleans Mayor Ray Nagin's sentencing on federal corruption charges has been rescheduled for July 9. Sentencing had been set for July 2 but U.S. District Judge Helen Berrigan set a new date in a brief Tuesday order saying there was a scheduling conflict. Nagin was... more »
  • Hernandez due in court to seek dismissal of charge

    June 16, 2014 6:33 AM

    FALL RIVER, MA - Lawyers for former New England Patriots star Aaron Hernandez are expected to ask a judge to dismiss the murder charge he faces in connection with last June's execution-style killing of Odin Lloyd in North Attleborough. Hernandez is also scheduled to be arraigned Monday on charges that... more »
  • Officials look at role of commute in Morgan crash Play Video

    June 12, 2014 2:07 AM

    NEW BRUNSWICK, N.J. - Accident investigators are looking into what role a truck driver's commute played in the fatal crash that also injured comedian Tracy Morgan. A spokeswoman for the National Transportation Safety Board says Wal-Mart driver Kevin Roper lives in Georgia, but his job is based in Delaware. A... more »
  • Ex-officer's re-sentencing delayed to July 29

    June 11, 2014 3:51 AM

    NEW ORLEANS - The re-sentencing date has been pushed back to late July for a former New Orleans police officer. Gregory McRae is serving a 17-year federal sentence imposed in 2010 on charges connected to the burning of Henry Glover's body. Glover had been shot by another officer days after... more »
  • Jury seated in 2012 Gerald St. shooting

    June 9, 2014 4:06 PM

    BATON ROUGE - A jury has been seated in the trial of a man accused of shooting two men and killing one more than two years ago. 21-year-old Nicholas Revish is charged with second degree murder and attempted second degree murder in connection with a shooting that occurred on... more »
  • Attorneys in Holmes case to discuss jury selection

    May 29, 2014 3:13 AM

    CENTENNIAL, Co - Attorneys in the Colorado theater shooting case are returning to court to discuss the logistics of jury selection. A hearing on Thursday will focus on how prospective jurors should be interviewed and what they should be asked in a written questionnaire. The public will be barred from... more »
  • Ex-cop wins prison change in Katrina killings case

    May 29, 2014 3:06 AM

    NEW ORLEANS - A federal judge has approved a former New Orleans police officer's request for a transfer from a federal prison in California while he awaits a new trial in connection with fatal shootings after Hurricane Katrina. Robert Faulcon is one of five ex-police officers who face a retrial... more »
  • Prosecutors: spilled drink led Hernandez to kill

    May 29, 2014 2:16 AM

    BOSTON, MA - Prosecutors say former New England Patriots star Aaron Hernandez fatally shot two men because he believed one of them disrespected him when he bumped into him and spilled his drink in a Boston nightclub. Hernandez pleaded not guilty Wednesday to first-degree murder and other charges in the... more »
  • Sergeant accused of sexually assaulting soldiers

    May 29, 2014 2:12 AM

    FORT LEONARD WOOD, MO - An Army staff sergeant based in Missouri is accused of sexually assaulting several female soldiers since 2011. Staff Sgt. Angel M. Sanchez appeared at a pretrial hearing at Fort Leonard Wood on Wednesday and could face a court-martial later this year. Military prosecutors allege that... more »
  • Pistorius to start mental evaluation next week

    May 20, 2014 3:31 AM

    PRETORIA, South Africa - A South African judge has ruled that Oscar Pistorius will start a period of psychiatric evaluation at a state institution on Monday. Judge Thokozile Masipa said Tuesday that the double-amputee athlete's murder trial will be postponed until June 30 while he is observed as an outpatient... more »
  • Ex-aide set to testify in Christie bridge scandal

    May 20, 2014 2:14 AM

    TRENTON, N.J. - New Jersey legislators investigating lane closings at the George Washington Bridge are set to hear from a former aide who worked in the office of Gov. Chris Christie and on his re-election campaign. Matt Mowers has been ordered to appear Tuesday and is the fifth person subpoenaed... more »
  • Judge says Pistorius should get psychiatrist test

    May 14, 2014 3:28 AM

    PRETORIA, South Africa - The judge overseeing the murder trial of Oscar Pistorius has ordered the double-amputee athlete to undergo psychiatric tests, meaning that the trial proceedings will be delayed. The decision Wednesday by Judge Thokozile Masipa followed a request for a psychiatric evaluation by the chief prosecutor, Gerrie Nel.... more »
  • Prosecutor: Pistorius should get mental evaluation

    May 13, 2014 5:35 AM

    PRETORIA, South Africa - The chief prosecutor in the murder trial of Oscar Pistorius has asked that the double-amputee runner be placed under psychiatric evaluation after an expert witness testified that he had an anxiety disorder. Prosecutor Gerrie Nel on Tuesday noted that a psychiatrist for the defense had testified... more »
  • Psychiatrist: Pistorius has 'anxiety disorder'

    May 12, 2014 6:04 AM

    PRETORIA, South Africa - A psychiatrist called by Oscar Pistorius' defense lawyers at his murder trial has testified that she believes the celebrated double-amputee athlete has an "anxiety disorder." Dr. Merryll Vorster testified Monday that events during Pistorius' life, including the amputation of his lower legs as a baby and... more »
  • Ballistics expert testifies at Pistorius trial

    May 9, 2014 3:54 AM

    PRETORIA, South Africa - A ballistics expert is testifying for the defense at the murder trial of Oscar Pistorius, who killed his girlfriend in his home last year. Wollie Wolmarans, a former police officer, said Friday that his analysis of the scene where the Olympic athlete shot Reeva Steenkamp differs... more »
  • House Democrats weigh role in new Benghazi probe Play Video

    May 9, 2014 2:42 AM

    WASHINGTON, D.C. - Divided House Democrats are weighing whether to participate in a new investigation of the deadly attack in Benghazi, Libya, or boycott the election-year inquiry of a tragedy they accuse Republicans of politicizing. Democrats will meet Friday to decide the next step. Republicans rammed through a resolution on... more »
  • Neighbor of Pistorius testifies at murder trial

    May 6, 2014 3:21 AM

    PRETORIA, South Africa - A man who lives next to the house where Oscar Pistorius fatally shot his girlfriend has testified at the athlete's murder trial about the night of the killing, saying he heard a man crying loudly and that he called the security of the housing estate for... more »
  • Pistorius trial moves into 7th week

    May 5, 2014 3:02 AM

    PRETORIA, South Africa - The Oscar Pistorius murder trial has resumed after a two-week recess, with the defense team calling its fourth witness in an attempt to rebuild the double-amputee athlete's case that he killed his girlfriend by mistake last year. The trial moved into its seventh week Monday with... more »
  • Sharper's attorneys to question Arizona evidence

    April 17, 2014 6:55 AM

    PHOENIX, AZ- Lawyers for former NFL All-Pro safety Darren Sharper will return to a Phoenix courtroom Thursday to question the evidence being used to keep him in jail without bail on charges that he drugged and sexually assaulted two women. A judge began a hearing on the subject Wednesday, and... more »
  • Prosecutor: Pistorius shot lover as they talked

    April 11, 2014 6:55 AM

    PRETORIA, South Africa - The prosecutor in the Oscar Pistorius murder trial has told the world-famous athlete that he fatally shot his girlfriend through a toilet door as they were talking. Chief prosecutor Gerrie Nel insists that Pistorius intentionally killed Reeva Steenkamp and put it Friday during cross-examination of the... more »
  • Pistorius urged to look at photo of dead lover Play Video

    April 9, 2014 7:09 AM

    PRETORIA, South Africa - The chief prosecutor in Oscar Pistorius' murder trial has urged the athlete to "take responsibility" for fatally shooting his girlfriend, pushing him to look at a police photograph of Reeva Steenkamp's bloodied head that was displayed in court. Prosecutor Gerrie Nel said Wednesday that Steenkamp's head... more »

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