NEW ORLEANS (AP) - The family of an inmate who died after a jailhouse fight has filed a wrongful death lawsuit against the Orleans Parish Sheriff's Office. The lawsuit alleges that deputies used pepper spray on 40-year-old Willie Lee after he complained about chest pains and trouble breathing. It also... more »
PINEVILLE, La. (AP) - A teacher at Pineville High School has been arrested for allegedly having sex with a student. The Town Talk reports 27-year-old Robert Stone was booked into the Rapides Parish Detention Center on Friday on three counts of prohibited sexual conduct between educator and student. The Pineville... more »
JENNINGS, La. (AP) - The results of an investigation into allegations of misconduct by two former Fenton Elementary School employees have been turned over to the district attorney's office. The investigation involves allegations of inappropriate behavior including sexual contact and distribution of alcohol involving two employees and several students at... more »
Iberia Parish President Errol "Romo" Romero has filed a formal complaint against Phil Haney, the 16th Judicial District Attorney.
The 126-page complaint was filed with numerous state agencies, including the Louisiana Board of Ethics and the Louisiana Attorney General. Among the complaints are several allegations of misconduct on the... more »
BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - The U.S. Justice Department has cleared Baton Rouge police officers who were accused of harassing African-Americans, using unnecessary violence and conducting illegal searches after Hurricane Katrina. The move, reported by WAFB-TV on Tuesday, was confirmed by the current and former Baton Rouge police chiefs. "After... more »
IceGators' interim head coach and president/general manager Brent Sapergia is unable to maintain his composure after a referee's decision at the Pensacola Ice Flyers game on Friday (November 6). Sapergia received a game misconduct for the second straight night and was suspended from coaching, indefinitely, by the league. A new... more »
LAFAYETTE, La. (AP) - The Lafayette Parish School Board is expected to decide Wednesday whether to uphold the termination of a middle school teacher for alleged misconduct. Jude Fero, an eighth-grade social studies teacher at Lafayette Middle School, was recommended for termination in May. The recommendation by Director of Schools... more »