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  • Rapides jurors hike duck-blind fees

    August 14, 2013 9:23 AM

    ALEXANDRIA, La. (AP) - Some people have waited years to hunt ducks on Rapides Parish lakes, while others who have leases have left their blinds sitting empty. Police jurors are hoping a combination of raising fees and increasing the number of leases will at least partially alleviate both problems. The... more »
  • Captured 2 years ago, Bulger about to face jurors

    June 3, 2013 9:09 AM

    BOSTON (AP) - Nearly 16 years on the run and two years after his arrest on charges he played a role in 19 murders, James "Whitey" Bulger is about to face a jury. A judge will hold a final pretrial conference on Monday before jury selection begins Tuesday for the... more »
  • Jurors lower fine for sign violations

    March 22, 2012 10:34 AM

    CLINTON, La. (AP) - The East Feliciana Parish Police Jury has reduced the fine for violations of an ordinance requiring property owners to mark occupied buildings with green-and-white reflective address signs. The Advocate reports the ordinance approved by the jury Tuesday, which takes effect April 1, originally imposed a fine... more »
  • Jurors still deliberating in Stanford fraud trial

    March 2, 2012 11:04 AM

    HOUSTON (AP) - A federal jury has resumed deliberating the fate of jailed Texas tycoon R. Allen Stanford on charges he bilked $7 billion from investors in a massive Ponzi scheme. Jurors in the financier's fraud trial in Houston continued deliberating Friday. The panel began deliberations Wednesday. If the jury... more »
  • La. jurors see video of man dying after stun gun

    October 22, 2010 9:30 PM

    WINNFIELD, La. (AP) - Minutes after a doctor testified that he believed a combination of medical conditions made worse by repeated shocks from a Taser stun gun caused the death of Baron Pikes, the jury watched a video of the dying man writhing on the police station floor. Scott Nugent... more »
  • No jurors on 1st day of ex-cop's stun gun trial

    October 11, 2010 9:34 PM

    WINNFIELD, La. (AP) - Jury selection is under way in the manslaughter trial of a former Winnfield police officer charged with repeatedly jolting a handcuffed man with a Taser before he died. Scott Nugent faces manslaughter and malfeasance in office charges in the death of 21-year-old Baron Pikes, who was... more »
  • Jurors Wagered on Murder Trial

    July 29, 2010 11:09 AM

    BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - Two jurors in the 1995 trial of a man accused in the ambush slaying of a Baton Rouge police officer have testified that jurors wagered on when Henri Broadway's capital murder trial would end. The foreman, Frank Brumley, testified Wednesday about taking part in a... more »
  • Budget Woes in Vermilion Parish

    November 23, 2009 6:48 PM

    The Vermilion Parish Police Jury will have to take big swings with an axe to fix their 2010 budget. As of right now they are over a little more than one million dollars, which is a huge improvement from the 2.8 million overage they started with. The good news... more »

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