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  • US Supreme Court declines hearing murder appeal

    November 22, 2014 7:48 PM

    LAKE CHARLES, La. (AP) - The U.S. Supreme Court has declined to hear the appeals of two women convicted of killing one of their husbands on a road south of Lake Charles. Carol Noland Saltzman and Robyn Little Davis each was convicted of second-degree murder in May 2012 in the... more »
  • July 9 hearing set in BP employees' criminal case

    May 31, 2014 12:49 PM

    NEW ORLEANS (AP) - A federal appeals court has set a July 9 hearing in the manslaughter case against two BP employees charged in connection with the 2010 Deepwater Horizon explosion that killed 11 offshore rig workers. BP well site leaders Robert Kaluza and Donald Vidrine were indicted on 22... more »
  • Hearing starts Monday in 1995 police killing

    June 17, 2013 9:31 AM

    NEW ORLEANS (AP) - A death row inmate is asking for a new trial on charges that he helped a New Orleans policewoman rob and kill at a restaurant where she sometimes worked off-duty. The Times-Picayune reports that the hearing for Rogers LaCaze opens Monday and could last more than... more »
  • Seth Fontenot in Court; Judge Asked to Recuse Himself

    February 20, 2013 10:28 PM

    As Seth Fontenot walked into court Wednesday he could not stop crying, and when his family saw him, they shrieked and also burst into tears. It was a very emotional day. One person KATC spoke with off camera said, "This is a stressful day for everyone. No matter what... more »
  • Hearing planned on alternative fuel tax break

    October 25, 2012 7:09 AM

    BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - The revenue department is holding a public hearing on proposed regulations that spell out limits on the state's alternative fuel vehicle tax credit. The tax break program's cost has grown much larger than estimated and has become a headache for Gov. Bobby Jindal's administration because... more »
  • Voucher program lawsuit hearing pushed to November

    October 12, 2012 8:54 AM

    BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - Arguments in a lawsuit by teacher unions and local school boards challenging the constitutionality of Gov. Bobby Jindal's statewide voucher program have been pushed back to November. Judge Tim Kelley had planned a hearing next week. But he's rescheduled it to Nov. 28, setting aside... more »
  • Gag Order Still in Effect for Parties Involved in LPD Lawsuit

    September 14, 2012 6:56 PM

    The gag order a federal judge has placed on the parties involved in the lawsuit against the Lafayette Police Department and Lafayette Consolidated Government is still in effect. Nine current and former Lafayette Police Officers who are suing their superiors and local government appeared in federal court today. As... more »
  • Security Beefed Up For Lavergne Hearing

    August 17, 2012 6:13 PM

    With such a high-profile case the Lafayette Sheriff's Department laid out a strict security detail for Brandon Lavergne's hearing. "We recognize the high risk and the community out pouring for justice," said Captain Kip Judice of the Lafayette Sheriff's Office. Deputies were not taking chances Friday as Brandon... more »
  • Vilma Back to Court in TRO Hearing vs. NFL

    July 26, 2012 2:57 PM

    NEW ORLEANS (AP) - Suspended Saints linebacker Jonathan Vilma goes back to federal court on Thursday, seeking a temporary restraining order that would allow him to return to work while his lawsuit against NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell is pending. Goodell suspended Vilma for the entire season for what the NFL... more »
  • Hammond council sets hearing on sewer rates

    May 16, 2012 9:00 AM

    HAMMOND, La. (AP) - The Hammond City Council has agreed to hold a public hearing and vote on a proposed ordinance raising sewer and water rates by 4 percent in the new fiscal year starting July 1. Mayor Mayson Foster tells The Advocate the city has not increased its sewer... more »
  • Truck stop tiger hearings Thursday, Monday

    May 3, 2012 6:00 AM

    BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - An animal rights group says a state district judge has scheduled a hearing Thursday on its lawsuit demanding that he order the Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries to remove an 11-year-old tiger from a truck stop in Grosse Tete. The Animal Legal Defense Fund... more »
  • St. James Parish hearing set on expropriation

    April 6, 2012 11:11 AM

    CONVENT, La. (AP) - St. James Parish Council members have set a public hearing for May 2 on a proposed ordinance to expropriate 13 acres of land near the Convent courthouse as a site for building a community center and emergency supplies warehouse. The Advocate reports Parish President Timmy Roussel... more »
  • St. James Parish hearing set on expropriation

    April 6, 2012 10:54 AM

    CONVENT, La. (AP) - St. James Parish Council members have set a public hearing for May 2 on a proposed ordinance to expropriate 13 acres of land near the Convent courthouse as a site for building a community center and emergency supplies warehouse. The Advocate reports Parish President Timmy Roussel... 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 »
  • School Board Holds Hearing for NHS Teacher Accused of Simple Battery

    February 16, 2012 12:18 AM

    A Lafayette Parish School teacher, accused of simple battery, went before the School Board Wednesday night in a hearing. The teacher is Northside High School Coach Tawana Williams. In May of 2011, a student accused Williams of intentionally and forcefully bumping into her while walking on campus. The School Board... more »
  • Hearing to Decide if Blackwater Suit Goes to Trial

    May 20, 2011 8:29 AM

    ALEXANDRIA, Va. (AP) - A judge in Virginia will hear arguments today on whether a lawsuit filed by two former employees against the security company once known as Blackwater should go to trial. Brad and Melan Davis filed the lawsuit in 2008 in federal court in Alexandria under a whistleblower... more »
  • Public Hearings On Redistricting Scheduled

    February 9, 2011 7:27 PM

    The Louisiana Legislature's joint statewide public meetings by the House and Senate Governmental Affairs committees on the upcoming redistricting process begin this month. The joint committee will show the current district maps for each of the various elected bodies with the new 2010 Census population figures for such districts and... more »
  • Judge Closes Hearing on Offshore Drilling Permits

    November 9, 2010 11:32 AM

    NEW ORLEANS (AP) - A federal judge on Tuesday barred news organizations from a conference over a company's claim that the government has not yet issued a single permit to allow offshore drilling even though a moratorium was lifted in October. U.S. District Judge Martin Feldman said the hearing would... more »
  • HIV-positive Kansas Airman Faces Hearing on Assault

    October 5, 2010 10:35 AM

    WICHITA, Kan. (AP) - A military court in Kansas will decide whether enough evidence exists to court-martial an airman accused of having unprotected sex with several partners without telling them he is HIV positive. An Article 32 hearing, similar to a civilian grand jury, will take place Tuesday at McConnell... more »
  • Senate Field Hearing In Lafayette On Drilling Moratorium

    August 17, 2010 7:15 PM

    Senators Mary Landrieu and David Vitter were in Lafayette today for what's called a "field hearing." The subject of the hearing was the moratorium on deep water drilling. It happened today at the LITE Center and played out very much like hearings you might have seen on C-SPAN, people... more »
  • Sen. Landrieu Holds Field Hearing on the Impact of Moratorium on Deepwater Drilling

    August 16, 2010 3:41 PM

    WASHINGTON - Today, August 17, 2010, United States Senator Mary L. Landrieu, D-La., Chair of the Senate Committee on Small Business and Entrepreneurship, will hold a field hearing on the impact of the deepwater drilling moratorium on small businesses in Louisiana and along the Gulf Coast. The field hearing entitled... more »
  • Ex-RB Dunn testifies at hearing for mom's killer

    August 5, 2010 10:09 PM

    BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - Former NFL running back Warrick Dunn says the man convicted of killing his mother knew his football statistics and what several of his brothers and sisters had done in college when they met in 2007. The Advocate reports that he testified Wednesday at a hearing... more »
  • Oil Rig Hearing in Recess Until Thursday

    July 20, 2010 8:31 PM

    KENNER, La. (AP) - Wednesday's hearing into the cause of the Deepwater Horizon oil rig disaster has been canceled because all four scheduled witnesses have declined to appear, a Coast Guard spokesman said. David Adler, lawyer for Transocean Ltd. subsea superintendent Bill Stringfellow and Transocean subsea supervisor Mark Hay, said... more »
  • Hearing Into the Deepwater Horizon Disaster Has Resumed

    July 19, 2010 12:52 PM

    KENNER, La. (AP) - A federal hearing into the Deepwater Horizon disaster has resumed in New Orleans with complaints coming from attorneys for two rig workers who are possible targets of the investigation. Attorneys for the two rig workers said Monday that their clients weren't named as "parties in interest,"... more »

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