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  • 8 new West Nile cases last week in Louisiana

    September 2, 2013 4:04 AM

    NEW ORLEANS (AP) - The Louisiana Department of Health and Hospitals reports eight new cases of West Nile virus, four of them dangerous infections of the brain or spinal cord. That brings the year's total so far to 21 cases, 10 of them neuroinvasive cases, which can cause brain damage,... more »
  • 2 new dangerous West Nile cases; 4 of fever

    November 6, 2012 4:09 AM

    NEW ORLEANS (AP) - Louisiana's health department confirms six new West Nile cases - two dangerous infections of the nervous system and four cases of flu-like West Nile fever. Deaths remain at 13. The new neuroinvasive cases were in East Baton Rouge and Livingston parishes. The West Nile fever cases... more »
  • La. Supreme Court to hear cases in Natchitoches

    October 10, 2012 8:02 AM

    NATCHITOCHES, La. (AP) - The Louisiana Supreme Court will hold court Oct. 18 at Northwestern State University to hear oral arguments on four cases. The session is part of an ongoing effort to educate and inform students and the general public about the work of the court, a release from... more »
  • Alexandria weighs swarm of West Nile virus cases

    October 1, 2012 7:30 AM

    ALEXANDRIA, La. (AP) - A regional state public health official tells the Alexandria City Council that mosquito season and new West Nile virus cases are beginning to wind down. The Town Talk reports that the council asked Dr. David Holcombe whether it should boost mosquito control in light of Louisiana's... more »
  • Unresolved Murder Cases in Lafayette City and Parish

    September 4, 2012 11:27 PM

    A murder suspect is still on the loose Tuesday, as Lafayette police and the U.S. Marshals are asking the public for help in the search for 32-year-old Carl Phillips. He's accused of shooting and killing John Dean of Baton Rouge on July 29th in the 600 block of Goldman Street... more »
  • City of Pineville sentenced in illegal discharge case

    January 4, 2012 12:29 PM

    BATON ROUGE - The city of Pineville was sentenced today in the U.S. District Court, Western District of Louisiana in Alexandria, stemming from an illegal discharge from a pumping station that occurred in September 2008. The city entered a guilty plea back in October 2011. Following the heavy rainfall... more »
  • Reaction to Casey Anthony Not-Guilty Verdict

    July 5, 2011 11:19 PM

    Reaction to the not-guilty verdict in the Casey Anthony trial has been pouring in across Acadiana, many with mixed emotions. "I think a lot of us thought that she was going to be proven guilty, so to see that she's not guilty is kind of a shock," said John... more »
  • Settlement near in FEMA mobile home cases

    January 20, 2011 9:49 PM

    NEW ORLEANS (AP) - Companies that manufactured mobile homes for the Federal Emergency Management Agency after Hurricane Katrina are nearing a settlement to resolve thousands of claims that the emergency shelters exposed Gulf Coast storm victims to potentially dangerous fumes, court records show. A proposed class-action settlement involving about two... more »
  • 2 New Cases in Louisiana Bring Year's Total to 27

    October 7, 2010 12:23 PM

    BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - Louisiana has had more West Nile virus diagnoses - and more serious infections - so far this year than in all of 2009. Louisiana's Department of Health and Hospitals says cases in Iberia and Vermilion parishes bring this year's total to 27 - 12 in... more »
  • Calcasieu Parish judge Pulled From Murder Case

    October 4, 2010 12:16 PM

    LAKE CHARLES, La. (AP) - A Calcasieu Parish judge has been pulled from a murder case because of what another judge called the "untenable discord" between him and prosecutors in the case. Judge Robert Wyatt rejected prosecutors' allegations that Judge Wilford Carter could not be fair or impartial about 33-year-old... more »
  • Missing Person in Iberia Parish

    September 25, 2010 6:16 PM

    On September 25, 2010 the Iberia Parish Sheriff's Office received a call of a missing person. Casey Floris (DOB 07/22/1974 and a resident of New Iberia) was last seen at her residence by her husband at approximately 01:30 a.m. Mrs. Floris gave no reason for leaving the residence and never... more »
  • Feds are to help NOPD Evaluate Murder Cases

    September 22, 2010 10:23 AM

    NEW ORLEANS - New Orleans police will get help from a team of federal agents in evaluating how the department investigates homicide cases and why the city's murder rate is so high. Superintendent Ronal Serpas asked the Homicide Technical Expert Team to come to New Orleans to help determine why... more »
  • UPDATE: Opelousas Girl Hit by Stray Bullet

    September 10, 2010 6:38 PM

    New Information: Police are now looking for 17 year old Casey Rubin of Opelousas. They say he is considered a person of interest. The other man they took into custody last night has been released and is not facing any charges. Meantime, the 8 year old victim is... more »
  • Judges take court cases on the road

    September 7, 2010 9:20 PM

    MONREO, La. (AP) - Louisiana's Second Circuit Court of Appeal, featuring three northeastern Louisiana judges, is taking the bench on the road later this month. The News-Star reported on Tuesday that a panel that includes Judge Milton Moore of Monroe, Judge Larry Lolley of Monroe and Judge Felicia Williams of... more »
  • DHH Confirms 3 New West Nile Cases

    August 20, 2010 12:27 PM

    The Louisiana Department of Health and Hospitals has confirmed three new human cases of West Nile Virus, bringing this year's total to 12. The three new cases come from East Baton Rouge Parish. Health officials characterize West Nile infections three ways: neuroinvasive, West Nile fever and asymptomatic. A neuroinvasive illness... more »
  • 4 Plead Guilty in Disaster Food Stamp Cases

    August 17, 2010 7:19 AM

    LAFAYETTE, La. (AP) -Four former state employees have pleaded guilty in federal court to charges related to disaster food stamp fraud. U.S. District Judge Richard Haik accepted guilty pleas Monday from 46-year-old Angela Gray of New Iberia; 46-year-old Edie Harrison of New Iberia; 54-year-old Paula Bell of Baldwin; and 41-year-old... more »
  • 2 Alleged Sex Offense Cases Being Investigated by Eunice Police

    August 16, 2010 4:22 PM

    Two alleged sex offense cases are being investigated by the Eunice Police. At 3 am on Saturday the Eunice Police received a complaint from a woman who alleges a man raped her in a Beulah Gardens Apartment. The man claims it was consented. The case remains under investigation. ... more »
  • Three New Confirmed Cases of West Nile Virus

    August 12, 2010 6:49 PM

    Louisiana on Pace to Having a Record Low Year BATON ROUGE -The Louisiana Department of Health and Hospitals has confirmed three new human cases of West Nile Virus, bringing this year's total to nine. The three new cases come from East Baton Rouge and Ascension parishes. These cases are... more »
  • Death Penalty Not Intended in Katrina Fatal Shooting Case

    August 6, 2010 1:50 PM

    NEW ORLEANS (AP) - The Justice Department doesn't intend to seek the death penalty against a former New Orleans police officer charged with fatally shooting a man in Hurricane Katrina's aftermath. A court filing Thursday discloses that decision in the case against David Warren, who allegedly shot and killed 31-year-old... more »
  • 3 New Cases-DHH Urges Take Precautions Against Mosquitos

    August 4, 2010 4:30 PM

    BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - Louisiana's health department confirms three new cases of West Nile virus - two serious infections that can damage the brain or spinal cord, and one without any symptoms. The Department of Health and Hospitals says that brings the year's total so far to three serious... more »
  • Judge Refuses to Withdraw From Drilling Ban Case

    July 19, 2010 8:28 PM

    NEW ORLEANS (AP) - A federal judge who overturned the Obama administration's initial six-month moratorium on deepwater oil drilling has refused to disqualify himself from the case. Several environmental groups had asked U.S. District Judge Martin Feldman to withdraw from the case because of his investments in several oil and... more »
  • Apple Will Give Free Protective Cases to Buyers of New iPhone

    July 16, 2010 2:51 PM

    CUPERTINO, Calif. (AP) - Apple Inc. will give free protective cases to buyers of its latest iPhone to alleviate the so-called "death grip" problem in which holding the phone with a bare hand can muffle the wireless signal. Apple CEO Steve Jobs announced the giveaway Friday during a news conference... more »
  • White Castle Mayor Pleads in Racketeering Case

    July 14, 2010 8:23 PM

    BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - White Castle Mayor Maurice Brown, one of three public officials indicted in a federal investigation, has pleaded not guilty to 13 criminal counts, including racketeering and conspiracy. He also faces four counts of mail fraud and two counts of wire fraud. If convicted on all... more »
  • Boston Judge Cuts Penalty in Song-Sharing Case

    July 10, 2010 4:59 PM

    BOSTON (AP) - A federal judge on Friday drastically trimmed a $675,000 verdict against a Boston University graduate student who was found liable for illegally downloading and sharing 30 songs online, saying the jury damage award against a person who gained no financial benefit from his copyright infringement is "unconstitutionally... more »
  • Judge Orders Documents Released in Rangers' Case

    June 28, 2010 8:32 PM

    DALLAS (AP) - A bankruptcy judge has ordered Major League Baseball to turn over certain documents to some of the Texas Rangers' angry creditors trying to block the team's sale. But U.S Bankruptcy Judge Stacey Jernigan on Monday also ordered creditors to give documents to the team and baseball commissioner.... more »
  • Rapper Lil Wayne Enters Plea Deal in Arizona Case

    June 21, 2010 8:24 PM

    YUMA, Ariz. (AP) - Rapper Lil Wayne could avoid jail time in Arizona on drug and weapon charges after entering a plea agreement with Yuma County prosecutors. During a change of plea hearing Friday in which he appeared via video from a New York jail, the 27-year-old Grammy winner pleaded... more »
  • Louisiana Has 143 Oil Exposure Related Cases

    June 21, 2010 8:02 PM

    BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - The latest figures from the Louisiana Department of Health and Hospitals show 143 cases of oil spill related cases. Monday's report said that 108 of those cases involved workers on oil rigs or workers involved in the oil spill clean-up efforts, while 35 were reported... more »
  • Documents: BP Estimated 4.2M Gallons in Worst Case

    June 20, 2010 6:38 PM

    NEW ORLEANS (AP) - Newly released internal documents show BP PLC estimated 4.2 million gallons of oil a day could gush from a damaged well in the Gulf of Mexico if all equipment restricting the flow was removed and company models were wrong. Democratic Massachusetts Congressman Ed Markey released the... more »
  • Calif. Marine Released in Iraqi War Crimes Case

    June 14, 2010 9:53 PM

    SAN DIEGO (AP) - A Camp Pendleton Marine whose murder conviction was recently overturned was released Monday after serving four years in prison for a major Iraqi war crimes case, his lawyer said. An emotional Sgt. Lawrence Hutchins III vowed to be the best Marine he could be while he... more »
  • Feds Indict Man, Woman in Health Care Fraud Case

    June 6, 2010 11:35 PM

    BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - A 44-year-old Franklin man and a woman who worked for him have been indicted on charges of health care fraud. U.S. Attorney Stan Lemelle says a grand jury handed up a 10-count indictment on Thursday against Ray A. Kirt and 57-year-old Peggy Mingo faces six... more »
  • UPDATE: Possible Sentences In Lake Charles Child Abuse Case

    March 11, 2010 4:30 PM

    District Attorney John DeRosier says the two counts of second degree cruelty to a juvenile charges could carry as many as 40 years each. The cruelty to a juvenile charges could put Jaime Day in prison for 10 years each. All totaled, the maximum sentence could be around 330 years.... more »
  • Cases Of Jennings Women Being Looked Again In Jeff Davis

    January 29, 2010 2:21 PM

    JENNINGS, La. (AP) - Jefferson Davis Parish residents will come together Saturday to remember the victims of what many fear may be a serial killer. Laconia Shontel "Muggy" Brown, who would have turned 25 this week, was found lying along East Racca Road in south Jennings by a police officer... more »
  • St. Matin Officials are looking for Casey Alexander

    November 9, 2009 1:56 PM

    St. Martinville, La- St. Martin officials are looking for 23-year-old Casey Alexander. He is wanted for Probation Violation, and Failure To Appear For Speeding. If anyone knows the whereabouts of Mr. Alexander, they are asked to contact the St. Martin Parish Sheriff's Office at (337) 394-3071.
  • Kurt John Wanted in String of Forgery Cases

    September 25, 2009 4:09 PM

    Detectives with the Lafayette Police Department have issued 3 arrest warrants for Kurt John (38) of Lafayette. On September 24, 2009, John is alleged to have acquired a book of stolen checks and issued 9 of those checks to businesses within the City of Lafayette. John attempted to issue 2... more »

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