Criminal law

March 22, 2018 - 7:53 pm
FARMERVILLE, La. (AP) - A settlement agreement has resolved a complaint that a Louisiana parish jail kept an HIV-infected prisoner isolated in segregated housing for approximately six months because he has the virus. The Justice Department's agreement Thursday with the Union Parish Detention Center...
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March 21, 2018 - 10:16 am
(AP) - The mayor of the suspected Austin bomber's hometown says the suspect lived only two blocks away from him in a part of the city known as Old Town. Pflugerville Mayor Victor Gonzales told The Associated Press on Wednesday that police had surveillance on the home overnight Tuesday, though he...
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March 15, 2018 - 5:13 pm
(AP) _ A grand jury has indicted four people on charges in the death of a Louisiana State University student whose blood-alcohol content was more than six times the legal limit for driving. The state grand jury issued the indictments Thursday, six months after 18-year-old Maxwell Gruver's death...
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March 08, 2018 - 3:16 pm
(WWL.com) Baton Rouge Representative Pat Smith wants some convicted criminals to serve house arrest if they have kids at home. It’s part of a proposed bill that would give judges more flexibility on deciding how to punish parents who have committed non-violent crimes. "The idea of bill is to really...
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March 07, 2018 - 8:56 am
(AP) - A New Orleans judge has sentenced a man to 13 years in prison on child pornography charges. The Orleans Parish District Attorney's Office says in a news release that Dan Pittman Jr. had been convicted in February on 10 child pornography counts involving victims under the age of 13. He was...
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Jim Hanzo
February 26, 2018 - 4:28 pm
Members of the St. Tammany Parish Narcotics Task Force concluded a month-long narcotics investigation into a suspected Lacombe drug dealer with the arrest of seven individuals Friday, Feb. 23, one of those a long-time second and third-grade teacher in St. Tammany Parish, according to a report in...
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USA TODAY
December 31, 2017 - 6:31 am
(UNDATED (AP) - Nearly two years after the U.S. Supreme Court ruled that prison inmates who killed as teenagers are capable of change and may deserve eventual freedom, the question remains unresolved: Which ones should get a second chance? Now the ruling - which came in the case of a 71-year-old...
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December 13, 2017 - 9:49 pm
District Attorney Leon Cannizzaro's office on Wednesday (Dec. 13) won a split verdict against Steven "Future" Bradley, who was convicted of obstruction of justice and conspiracy to obstruct justice in the brutal kettlebell drownings of Reserve couple Kenneth and Lakeitha Joseph. Bradley, 32,...
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November 30, 2017 - 1:20 pm
(AP) -- Federal prosecutors are recommending that a former Louisiana congressman serve no more jail time now that many of the convictions against him have been overturned. William Jefferson, a Democrat who represented parts of New Orleans, has served more than five years in a federal prison after...
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