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  • La. AG offers defense of role in Big Oil lawsuit

    January 10, 2014 9:46 AM

    NEW ORLEANS (AP) - Attorney General Buddy Caldwell is seeking dismissal of a lawsuit that says he illegally approved a New Orleans-area flood protection board's contract with lawyers who are suing the oil and gas industry over coastal wetlands loss. Caldwell's office on Thursday released a copy of his state... more »
  • Grand Jury to Decide if Enough Evidence in Shunick Case

    July 18, 2012 3:21 PM

    A grand jury will meet today to decide if there's enough evidence to indict Brandon Scott Lavergne, the man charged with aggravated kidnapping and first-degree murder of Mickey Shunick. Brandon Lavergne will not make the walk from the Lafayette Parish Jail to the courthouse today. District Attorney Mike Harson... more »
  • Defense secretary to be at Barksdale AFB Friday

    February 17, 2012 10:07 AM

    BOSSIER CITY, La. (AP) - U.S. Secretary of Defense Leon Panetta is coming to Barksdale Air Force Base to say thank you to the men and women who keep the aircraft used for long-range bombing in top condition. Panetta will present medals on Friday to airmen who have served in... more »
  • Defense relentless in questioning ex-Stanford exec

    February 8, 2012 10:33 AM

    HOUSTON (AP) - The top money man for jailed Texas tycoon R. Allen Stanford has been called everything from a liar to a tax cheat during relentless questioning by an attorney for the financier. James M. Davis, the former chief financial officer for Stanford's companies, has told jurors at the... more »
  • Defense For Jeffrey Lee Guillory Motions For New Trial

    March 11, 2010 12:07 PM

    LAFAYETTE, La. (AP) - Jeffery Lee Guillory is asking for a new trial following his conviction on charges of attempted second-degree murder and second-degree robbery. A jury convicted Guillory Friday in the December 2007 attack on a Lafayette woman. He has been in jail since his January 2008 arrest in... more »

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