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  • Sentencing delayed in City Hall bribery case

    August 21, 2013 6:00 AM

    NEW ORLEANS (AP) - A federal judge has postponed a sentencing hearing for a businessman who pleaded guilty to plotting to bribe former New Orleans Mayor Ray Nagin. Rodney Williams was scheduled to be sentenced on Sept. 25. On Tuesday, U.S. District Judge Susie Morgan rescheduled the hearing for Jan.... more »
  • Sentencing delayed for man who bribed La. sheriff

    October 4, 2012 7:41 AM

    NEW ORLEANS (AP) - A sentencing hearing has been postponed for a New Orleans businessman who pleaded guilty to bribing former Plaquemines Parish Sheriff Irvin "Jiff" Hingle over a jail construction project. Aaron Bennett was scheduled to be sentenced Oct. 31, but U.S. District Judge Stanwood Duval Jr. reset the... more »
  • Trial delayed in nightclub stabbing case

    May 28, 2012 6:18 AM

    HOUMA, La. (AP) - The trial of a Galliano man accused of stabbing a former roommate inside a Houma nightclub in 2009 will be delayed until September. The Courier reports Jorell Young, 26, was arrested in 2010 in the death of 39-year-old Robert LeCompte. Prosecutors said LeCompte was found with... more »
  • New travel rules delayed in East Baton Rouge

    April 19, 2012 7:38 AM

    BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - The East Baton Rouge Parish School Board has delayed a vote on a proposal to change its travel rules so all employees get a flat daily per diem for meals rather than having to submit original receipts. The Advocate reports a couple of board members... more »
  • Sentencing in fraud case delayed

    April 5, 2012 11:04 AM

    GULFPORT, Miss. (AP) - A judge has agreed to delay sentencing to allow a Louisiana homebuilder more time to come up with $1 million to repay the Small Business Administration. Victor Planetta, whose business is based in Slidell, La., had pleaded guilty in November to making false statements for money... more »
  • Former deputy's trial on sex crimes delayed

    March 30, 2012 10:17 AM

    LAKE CHARLES, La. (AP) - The trial of a former Calcasieu Parish deputy accused of rape and sexual battery has been postponed. Calcasieu Parish District Attorney's Office spokeswoman Beth McGee tells the American Press David N. Thomas of Moss Bluff was scheduled to stand trial Thursday before Judge Ron Ware,... more »
  • Hearing delayed in Superdome bomb threat case

    March 13, 2012 10:43 AM

    NEW ORLEANS (AP) - The federal case against a Michigan man charged with phoning in a bomb threat to the Superdome during the New Orleans Saints' playoff win over the Detroit Lions in January is likely to be transferred from New Orleans to his home state. Thirty-four-year-old Shawn Payton, of... more »
  • Trial delayed in Lake Charles park arson

    March 5, 2012 6:25 AM

    LAKE CHARLES, La. (AP) - A man accused of burning a Lake Charles city park will stand trial in April, not Monday as was originally scheduled. Seth Arceneaux faces a charge of simple arson in the blaze that destroyed Millennium Park on Jan. 9, 2011. The American Press said police... more »
  • People Close to Case: Gulf Oil Spill Trial Delayed

    February 26, 2012 3:28 PM

    A federal trial over the nation's worst offshore oil disaster has been delayed for a week to allow more time for settlement talks, according to two people close to the case. The two people told The Associated Press the decision was made Sunday during a conference call between parties in... more »
  • Sentencing delayed for former Shreveport staffer

    February 24, 2012 6:57 AM

    SHREVEPORT, La. (AP) - The sentencing date for a former Shreveport city staffer convicted of rape has been pushed back by nearly two weeks. Richard A. "Rick" Seaton was to be sentenced Feb. 29 on forcible rape and abuse of office charges after his conviction in January. The Times reported... more »
  • Murder suspect's trial delayed

    January 26, 2012 10:14 AM

    ALEXANDRIA, La. (AP) - A man accused of shooting his wife to death in May 2010 has had his murder trial postponed until April. The Town Talk reports Joseph Anton Chehardy Jr. was indicted in July 2010 on a second-degree murder charge after 43-year-old Janeva Lasyone Chehardy was found shot... more »
  • State health-care plan delayed until February

    September 23, 2011 7:28 AM

    BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - Louisiana Health and Hospitals Secretary Bruce Greenstein says the Jindal administration is delaying the launch of a private sector-based health-care delivery system for the poor until February. The state health agency had planned to start rolling out the new "coordinated care network" program in January... more »
  • Trial of Ville Platte coach Serie delayed

    September 20, 2011 8:36 AM

    JENNINGS, La. (AP) - Jefferson Davis Parish District Attorney Michael Cassidy says the trial for Ville Platte High School head football coach Roy Serie, who is charged with vehicular homicide, has been postponed until January. The American Press reports Serie was arrested in August 2010 after toxicology results found he... more »
  • Jury deliberations delayed for Angola 5 defendant

    September 12, 2011 7:49 AM

    ST. FRANCISVILLE, La. (AP) - The jury that unanimously convicted Angola inmate Robert G. Carley of first-degree murder in the 1999 death of a prison security officer began deliberations Sunday night to decide whether Carley should be put to death by lethal injection or given a life sentence for the... more »
  • Ex-cop's sentencing delayed in Katrina case

    August 19, 2011 9:36 AM

    NEW ORLEANS (AP) - A federal judge has postponed a sentencing hearing for a former police officer who pleaded guilty to helping cover up deadly shootings of unarmed residents on a New Orleans bridge after Hurricane Katrina. U.S. District Judge Martin Feldman agreed Thursday to postpone Ignatius Hill's sentencing hearing... more »
  • Sentence delayed in Tate stabbing

    June 17, 2011 10:46 AM

    BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - A Baker man convicted April 9 in the 2009 stabbing death of his wife, lawyer Chiquita Tate, in her downtown Baton Rouge office will not be sentenced Monday as originally scheduled, his lead attorney said Thursday. Lewis Unglesby, attorney for Greg Harris, said he will... more »
  • Woman's Trial for Drowning baby Delayed

    October 8, 2010 10:48 AM

    GRETNA, La. (AP) - The trial of a Kenner woman accused of drowning her newborn baby in Lake Pontchartrain has been postponed. Days before jury selection 23-year-old Ciara Craig was set to start, the judge pushed her second-degree murder trial back to Dec. 6. The move was because the prosecution... more »
  • Melville Ferry Closure Delayed

    September 30, 2010 1:54 PM

    BATON ROUGE, La. - The Louisiana Department of Transportation and Development announced today that the closure of the Melville ferry originally scheduled for Oct. 9 has been delayed until the end of the soybean harvest season in an effort to help facilitate the movement of farmers and equipment across the... more »
  • Sentencing Delayed for Head of Defunct Movie Studio for Selling Nonexisting Tax Credits to Members of the Saints

    September 29, 2010 1:50 PM

    NEW ORLEANS (AP) - Sentencing is being delayed until Jan. 19 for the head of a defunct movie studio who pleaded guilty to selling $1.9 million in nonexistent tax credits to members of the New Orleans Saints. On May 13, Wayne Read pleaded guilty to interstate transportation of stolen funds... more »
  • High Seas Delayed Operations to Raise Failed Blowout Preventer

    August 30, 2010 12:56 PM

    BP PLC says high seas on the Gulf of Mexico have delayed operations to raise the piece of equipment from the seabed that failed to prevent the massive oil spill. The oil giant, in a Twitter posting Monday, did not say how long the delay would be. Engineers were supposed... more »
  • Varnado Murder Trial Delayed

    August 19, 2010 7:37 AM

    AMITE, La. (AP) - The first-degree murder trial of Michael Varnado, accused of killing a mother and her two children, has been delayed for a second time. State District Judge Ray Schutz agreed Wednesday that both the prosecution and defense need more time to prepare for the trial. Schutz ruled... more »
  • Testing for gulf spill kill effort is delayed

    August 2, 2010 8:28 PM

    NEW ORLEANS (AP) - BP says engineers have delayed until Tuesday a test on whether it can begin pumping mud into the blown-out Gulf of Mexico well in hopes of choking it for good. The company said in a statement Monday the test was pushed back a day after a... more »
  • 1st Trial Stemming From Deadly Robbery Delayed

    June 14, 2010 9:34 PM

    GRETNA, La. (AP) - The first of five trials stemming from an armed robbery at a Marrero bar that left four men dead has been delayed because a prosecution witness is on vacation. Rigoberto Funes, 21, was scheduled to stand trial this week on three counts of second-degree murder in... more »
  • Former Teacher's Trial Delayed

    June 2, 2010 7:41 AM

    LAFAYETTE, La. (AP) - The trial of a former Acadiana High School teacher accused of filming teenagers having sex in his Lafayette apartment has been delayed. Stephen McKay Hurst was scheduled to stand trial June 21 on six federal charges, including production of child pornography, possession of child pornography and... more »
  • Jefferson Trial Delayed Until October

    May 12, 2010 10:23 AM

    NEW ORLEANS (AP) - The federal corruption trial of Mose Jefferson and a former New Orleans city councilwoman has been postponed until Oct. 4. Jefferson, the brother of former congressman William Jefferson, and Renee Gill Pratt had been scheduled to stand trial in New Orleans on Aug. 2. The delay... more »
  • UPDATE: Guillory Sentencing Delayed Until Monday

    March 10, 2010 1:23 PM

    Sentencing for Jeffrey Lee Guillory has been rescheduled for Monday, March 15th at 10:30 AM. The sentencing was delayed because of a 3-day statute, meaning he couldn't be legally sentenced until Thursday. Both the prosecution and defense agreed on the move to Monday. The prosecution has indicated that they... more »

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