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Baton Rouge Metro Council suppressed black voices at meeting, lawsuit alleges

Three people removed from a May Metro Council meeting have sued the city of Baton Rouge and Mayor Pro Tem Scott Wilson, who they contend violated their first amendment rights.

Ex-Louisiana private investigator's federal trial delayed in Trump tax return

The federal trial of a former Louisiana private investigator accused of trying to illegally get his hands on Donald Trump's unreleased tax returns before last year's U.S.

Woman found guilty of manslaughter after stabbing cousin to death

A SYDNEY woman who fatally stabbed her cousin after a violent and prolonged argument over her Mercedes has been found guilty of manslaughter.

Father who killed daughter in 2012 could soon walk free

A FATHER who bashed his infant daughter to death could walk from jail after serving less than four years behind bars.

Medical records of accused killer could determine next step

VICTORIA’S Justice Department has made medical records available to help determine if accused Bourke Street driver Dimitrious Gargasoulas can stand trial, after a judge slammed the

Salim’s race to find $1 million

LIFE’S never dull for controversial businessman and former Auburn deputy mayor Salim Mehajer.

St. Tammany DA asks judge to consider tougher sentence for admitted pedophile

A 30-year sentence for a Slidell man who pleaded guilty last week to sexually molesting a 4-year-old girl while he was babysitting her in February prompted the prosecutor, in an

On eve of trial, trash titans settle civil racketeering suit with echoes of

Nearly five years after federal authorities abruptly abandoned a massive corruption probe targeting local landfill owner Fred Heebe, a civil case with similar contours — this one

New Orleans burglary ring leader pleads guilty in fed court to murdering witness

A 54-year-old New Orleans man pleaded guilty Friday in federal court to murdering an associate of his to prevent the associate from working with authorities investigating a

Man convicted of killing friend at 15 gets shorter term in controversial case

A man serving life for killing his friend with an errant bullet at age 15 during the botched armed robbery of a New Orleans East security guard will one day

NOPD arrests suspect in 7th Ward slaying of 40-year-old Brannon Wilkens

New Orleans police have made an arrest in the slaying of a 40-year-old man named Brannon Wilkens in the 7th Ward several weeks ago.

Man facing trial in 2015 killing threatened eyewitness in jail, prosecutors

A man awaiting trial in a 2015 shooting at an Algiers apartment complex now faces a new charge for threatening a witness to the crime inside the New Orleans jail,

Kenneth Landrieu sentenced to year of house arrest over road-rage incident in

Kenneth Landrieu is going to be spending a lot more time with his mother.

Appeals court: Convicted murderer should get new trial at which he can testify

A judge's refusal to allow a murder defendant to take the stand may have paved the way for him to get a new trial.

Boys arrested for attempted robbery in Gentilly; 3 shootings, carjacking

Two 12-year-old boys were arrested Wednesday evening in Gentilly after allegedly attempting to rob a 32-year-old man at a gas station.

Are Baton Rouge prosecutors tougher on men than women in child death cases?

Lawyers representing a Baton Rouge man who is charged with first-degree murder in the 2012 beating death of his 8-year-old son are claiming the East Baton Rouge Parish District

In Louisiana, public defenders fight for scraps, argue how to change funding

Public defender offices in Louisiana are notoriously dependent on traffic fines and court fees for their primary revenue. That creates what many regard as a conflict of interest by

East Baton Rouge prosecutors ask state Supreme Court to reinstate Wilbert Jones'

East Baton Rouge Parish prosecutors urged the Louisiana Supreme Court on Friday to reinstate Wilbert Jones' 1974 conviction in the abduction and rape of a young Baton Rouge nurse.

'You earned it,' judge says as he sentences Baton Rouge man to two life terms

Calling his actions evil,narcissistic and despicable, a judge sentenced a Baton Rouge man Friday to two life sentences plus another 100 years in prison for a 3 ½-hour crime wave

Ex-Trump adviser Michael Flynn pleads guilty to lying to FBI

Flynn, President Donald Trump’s former national security adviser, admits he lied to the FBI in January about two December phone calls he had with then Russian Ambassador Sergey

Russian cybercriminal sentenced in Nevada ID theft case

A Russian cybercriminal tied to a $50 million identity theft ring was sentenced Thursday to 14 years in prison in a Nevada case, the Justice Department announced.

Contempt threat: Clive’s woes worsen

LIQUIDATORS for Queensland Nickel have warned they’ll start contempt proceedings against Clive Palmer unless he hands over documents detailing key financial transactions.

False memory meant baby’s death a tragic accident

SLEEP-DEPRIVED mum Emma Lane mistakenly thought she’d brought all her three children in from her car after a busy morning on a hot February day in Melbourne in 2016.

‘To have a complete stranger decide what was going to happen to my body was

IT has just become a lot easier and cheaper for young people seeking gender transition to receive hormone treatment.

‘Arrested ‘for being a d***head’ Tostee’s police brutality claims

GABLE Tostee — the man whose Tinder date plunged to her death at Surfers Paradise in 2014 — is suing the state of Queensland, claiming he was assaulted by police.

‘Quiet guy’ wanted to ‘kill many’

AN Islamic State sympathiser planned to buy a gun and kill as many revellers as possible on New Year’s Eve in Melbourne, police alleged Tuesday after foiling the plot.

‘She is happy it is behind her, and to move on with her life’

A STUDENT who was alleged to have spent $4.6 million on designer goods — after the bank accidentally gave her an unlimited overdraft — has had all her charges dropped.

Female teacher ‘was lonely’ before affair with student

A FORMER teacher at an elite Sydney private school who had sex with a student half her age says she was motivated by the mistaken belief she was doing good by him and making him

Son confronts ‘evil narcissist’ father in court

A YOUNG man looked his killer father in the eye and called him an “evil narcissist” as he told a court of the pain of losing his mother to murder.

Gay hate fuelled Sydney man’s death

ALMOST three decades after Scott Johnson’s body was found at the base of a Sydney cliff, the NSW state coroner has found he died as a result of a gay hate attack.

Trump's tweets could again complicate effort to defend travel ban

Judges have cited the president's comments as evidence the directive is an unconstitutional Muslim ban.

Sexual assault endured by domestic workers overlooked in national conversation

Experts say women working at the bottom of the wage ladder are more likely than others to be sexually harassed or assaulted at work.

Lawsuit against Evangeline Parish authorities over illegal arrests faces

BATON ROUGE (AP) — A federal investigation revealed last year that authorities in a rural Louisiana parish routinely used illegal "investigative holds" to arrest hundreds of people

Former Marksville marshal charged in 6-year-old's death agrees to plea deal

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — A former Louisiana law enforcement officer pleaded guilty on Friday to negligent homicide in the shooting death of a 6-year-old autistic boy after a car

President Trump taps 2 from Louisiana for New Orleans-based 5th Circuit Court of

Conservative Christian legal warrior Kyle Duncan and Chief U.S. District Judge Kurt D. Engelhardt were nominated Thursday to the 5th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals.

Here's what comes next if Trump nominates Wendy Vitter, wife of ex-senator, for

President Donald Trump plans to nominate Wendy Vitter, the wife of former U.S. Sen. David Vitter, for a vacant federal judgeship in New Orleans, according to an email from the

Lafayette man indicted in kidnapping of estranged wife in bizarre case that

Lawrence Michael Handley has been indicted in the Aug. 6 kidnapping of his estranged wife in a bizarre case that ended in the drowning deaths of the two kidnappers as

State Police trooper suspended, but not charged for role in Pointe Coupee fatal

A Louisiana State Police trooper has been suspended 14 weeks without pay for his role in a fatal crash in Pointe Coupee Parish in which he had been driving 111

Trump nominates Michael Juneau, Terry Doughty as federal judges for the Western

President Donald Trump has nominated an attorney specializing in civil litigation and a state district court judge to federal judgeships in Louisiana's Western District, the White