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  • Charges filed after fatal Arvada crash

    May 31, 2014 4:15 PM

    GOLDEN, Colo. (AP) - A 29-year-old Louisiana man accused of causing a fatal crash in the Denver suburb of Arvada has been charged with vehicular homicide. The Jefferson County District Attorney's Office says Codey Daniel Trahan also is facing charges of vehicular assault, driving under the influence, as well as... more »
  • Federal charges filed alleged bank fraud scheme

    June 17, 2013 9:33 AM

    BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - Two Baton Rouge businessmen are charged with bank fraud in what federal prosecutors say involved over $368,000 in loans they obtained for construction of a fitness center that did not open. Court records show Matthew Scott Bernard is charged two counts of bank fraud and... more »
  • Wrongful death suit filed in strip club slaying

    June 5, 2012 9:32 AM

    GONZALES, La. (AP) - A second wrongful death lawsuit has been filed against a now-defunct strip club in Prairieville and its alleged operators over the fatal beating of a patron last year. The Advocate reports The Suthern Kumfort's Lounge lawsuit, brought by Ashley Davenport-Tanner, widow of slain club patron 28-year-old... more »
  • Another suit filed in truck stop tiger case

    January 4, 2012 11:02 AM

    BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - The owner of a Grosse Tete truck stop has filed suit against the state of Louisiana and Iberville Parish in a last-ditch effort to keep a 550-pound tiger on display at the facility. The lawsuit, filed Tuesday, comes two months after a Baton Rouge judge... more »
  • Lawsuit Filed in School Bus Crash

    June 26, 2011 11:39 PM

    In Iberia Parish, an update on a fatal motorcycle crash involving a school bus. It happened last month, when State Police say the driver of that bus failed to yield while making a left hand turn, hitting the motorcyclist, 25 year old Kirt Rebert who was pronounced dead at... more »
  • Lawsuit Filed Against BP Staying in Federal Court

    October 6, 2010 3:24 PM

    NEW ORLEANS (AP) - A lawsuit that several Louisiana district attorneys filed against BP PLC over the Gulf oil spill is staying in federal court. The district attorneys for Terrebonne, St. Tammany and St. Mary parishes wanted their lawsuit transferred to state court, but U.S. District Judge Carl Barbier... more »
  • Suit Filed Against DHH For Budget Cuts That Could Send Thousands To Nursing Homes

    September 24, 2010 11:12 AM

    BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - A federal lawsuit has been filed against the Louisiana Department of Health and Hospitals, saying that more than 11,000 state residents could be placed in institutions because of cutbacks in home care services. The New Orleans-based Advocacy Center filed the suit Wednesday in Baton Rouge.... more »
  • Lawsuit Filed Against Rig Owner Transocean

    September 15, 2010 3:16 PM

    NEW ORLEANS (AP) - Louisiana's attorney general is asking a federal judge to rule that the owner of the Deepwater Horizon drilling rig is liable for some of the oil that gushed out of a blown-out well on the bottom of the Gulf of Mexico. A lawsuit that Attorney General... more »
  • Lawsuit filed against Filipino teachers' recruiter

    August 5, 2010 9:47 PM

    BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - A class action lawsuit accuses a California-based business of human trafficking, racketeering and fraud as it brought hundreds of Filipino teachers to Louisiana to work in public schools. The lawsuit was filed in a California federal court on Thursday by the American Federation of Teachers... more »
  • Murder Charges Filed in Fatal Home Invasion

    August 4, 2010 9:30 AM

    ALEXANDRIA, La. (AP) - Two men accused of home invasion are also booked with second-degree murder because the home's resident shot and killed their alleged accomplice. Alexandria police said that 19-year-old Marlon Chaney and 20-year-old Warren O'Connor face the charge because they were attempting armed robbery when 24-year-old Darwin Johnson... more »
  • Lawsuit Filed in Fatal Roller Coaster Accident

    July 29, 2010 7:07 AM

    BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - The parents of a 21-year-old Lafayette woman who fell to her death July 11 from a roller coaster at the Dixie Landing amusement park in Baton Rouge have sued the park. George and Karen Zeno claim Dixie Landing failed to properly inspect and maintain the... more »
  • Charges Filed in Fatal Boating Accident

    July 16, 2010 7:25 AM

    BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - Louisiana Wildlife and Fisheries agents have arrested the operator of a boat for his role in the deaths of three of his passengers on Lake Maurepas during the Memorial Day weekend. 25-year-old Blake Carronna was booked Tuesday on three counts of negligent homicide. Agents say... more »
  • Suit Filed Seeking More Details on Dispersants

    July 14, 2010 8:12 PM

    NEW ORLEANS (AP) - BP's use of chemicals to disperse the Gulf of Mexico oil spill is coming under renewed scrutiny, as environmentalists head to court to seek more information about potential health hazards and a Senate panel plans a Thursday hearing on the issue. The company has used at... more »
  • ACLU Filed A Federal Lawsuit Against LA Jail Claiming Prisoner Cruelty

    July 8, 2010 3:24 PM

    NEW ORLEANS (AP) - A Louisiana jail routinely humiliates suicidal prisoners by forcing them to wear skimpy shorts that say "Hot Stuff" on the rear and confines them in tiny "squirrel cages" for weeks at a time, a civil liberties group said Thursday. In an open letter to St. Tammany... more »
  • Suit Filed Over Some LA Traffic Cameras

    July 2, 2010 6:40 AM

    GRENTA, La. (AP) - An Arizona company that installed a red-light camera traffic system in Jefferson Parish has filed a $5 million suit. Redflex Traffic Systems says the parish breached its contract by turning off the system in January. The system takes photos of motorists who run red lights, to... more »
  • Jindal Education Bill: Lawsuit Filed By Teachers Union

    July 1, 2010 1:04 PM

    BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - A teachers union has sued over a new law pushed by Gov. Bobby Jindal to let public schools waive certain state education regulations. The lawsuit was filed by the Louisiana Federation of Teachers on Thursday - one day after Jindal signed the bill into law.... more »
  • Fatally Shot Man Had Filed Temporary Restraining Order

    May 12, 2010 11:40 AM

    KROTZ SPRING, La. (AP) - A Krotz Springs firefighter who was fatally shot had filed for a temporary restraining order in late March seeking to stop his ex-wife from moving his children out of state. The new husband of Michael Hall's ex-wife, Jason Rolls, is accused of manslaughter in Hall's... more »

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