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  • Woman Says Guidance, Not Jail Time Needed

    February 11, 2012 7:39 PM

    A 23-year-old man whose pit bull killed her miniature schnauzer needs help and guidance, a 92-year-old woman told a judge. Prosecutors said Michael Kopynec should enter a year-long pretrial diversion program shortly after Naomi Montrue Smith's statement on Friday. According the Advocate ( ) Smith told the judge that... more »
  • Teen gets jail time, probation for false claim

    September 21, 2011 9:25 AM

    JENNINGS, La. (AP) - A Lake Arthur teenager has been ordered to serve two years of probation after she pleaded guilty Sept. 7 in state court to falsely accusing a police officer of raping her. The American Press reports 18-year-old Meghan Franks must serve 90 days in the parish jail... more »
  • Analysis: Budget crisis prompts look at jail time

    January 17, 2011 6:00 AM

    BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - In Louisiana, it's always paid off for politicians to appear "tough on crime." But that stance may be costing the state dollars it could use to keep other services running in times of tight budgets. A newly released audit by Legislative Auditor Daryl Purpera's office... more »

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