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  • 10 years for guilty plea to abusing stolen puppy

    April 5, 2014 6:15 PM

    LAKE CHARLES, La. (AP) - A state judge says a 21-year-old Lake Charles man must serve more than four years of a 10-year sentence for stealing and abusing a puppy. Tyler Scott Sanders pleaded guilty Thursday to aggravated cruelty to animals and theft of an animal. KPLC-TV quotes law enforcement... more »
  • Alleged Rape Victim Upset with District Attorney

    January 22, 2013 7:43 PM

    A woman claiming to have been raped is livid the Jeff Davis Parish District Attorney is reducing the suspect's charges. Gerald Johnson was accused of raping his step-grandaughter more than twenty-one years ago. He was initially charged with aggravated incest rape and he pleaded to the lesser charge of... more »
  • Guilty plea in Katrina home repair case

    August 1, 2012 5:02 AM

    NEW ORLEANS (AP) - A contractor has pleaded guilty in federal court in a plot to steal federal grant funds earmarked for a Hurricane Katrina home repair program operated by a New Orleans city agency. Richard Hall of Harvey pleaded guilty Tuesday to a federal conspiracy count, along with a... more »
  • Bribery defendant in Broussard case enters plea

    August 1, 2012 4:58 AM

    NEW ORLEANS (AP) - The Kenner businessman accused of bribing former Jefferson Parish President Aaron Broussard has pleaded not guilty in federal court in New Orleans. Bill Mack entered the plea Tuesday during his initial appearance before U.S. Magistrate Judge Daniel Knowles III. The Times-Picayune reports Knowles also set Mack's... more »
  • Teen changes plea in shooting

    May 31, 2012 10:41 AM

    LAKE CHARLES, La. (AP) - A Lake Charles teenager accused of killing his aunt has changed his plea to not guilty by reason of insanity. The American Press reports the 17-year-old, who is charged with second-degree murder, pleaded not guilty in November. The teen changed his plea Tuesday in state... more »
  • Guilty plea in Thibodaux tire slashing case

    April 19, 2012 9:31 AM

    THIBODAUX, La. (AP) - One of the men accused of slashing the tires of Thibodaux Police vehicles parked outside the department last year has pleaded guilty. The Daily Comet reports that Jonathan Watkins pleaded guilty to 11 counts of property damage and will serve two years in jail. The plea... more »
  • Woman takes plea deal in toddler's death

    April 18, 2012 7:30 AM

    GONZALES, La. (AP) - Prosecutors say a 29-year-old woman facing prosecution in the death of her 2-year-old godchild has pleaded guilty to a reduced charge. The Advocate reports Shantell Watts Donahue and her husband, 29-year-old Terrell Devon Donahue, both of Gonzales, were indicted in May on charges of first-degree murder... more »
  • Soldier defers plea in WikiLeaks case

    February 24, 2012 6:36 AM

    FORT MEADE, Md. (AP) - An Army private declined to enter a plea Thursday to charges he engineered the biggest leak of classified information in U.S. history. Pfc. Bradley Manning also deferred a choice of whether to be tried by a military jury or judge alone. Military judge Col. Denise... more »
  • Plea Deal Reached in 2006 Murder, Family Speaks Out

    August 24, 2011 11:31 PM

    A five-year-old murder case comes to a close in Lafayette. Relatives of Ashley Barker, who was found shot to death in 2006, speak out for the first time about the murder and the plea deal that was reached. "If there is such a thing as closure, I think this... more »
  • Texas codefendant may change NOPD fraud plea

    February 4, 2011 9:21 PM

    NEW ORLEANS (AP) - Court records indicate that the owner of a Brownsboro, Texas, security firm might plead guilty in a case accusing him of plotting with a New Orleans police commander to get kickbacks from a hurricane security contract. Both Joseph Branch of Gladius Inc. and police Capt. Michael... more »
  • Former Vinton Police Officer Enters Guilty Plea

    November 9, 2010 12:03 PM

    LAKE CHARLES, La. (AP) - A former Vinton assistant police chief has pleaded guilty to malfeasance. Chad Porterfield, 35, of Vinton, entered his plea Monday in Lake Charles. Porterfield's sentencing was set for July 6. He faces up to five years in prison. As part of a plea agreement, a... more »
  • Monroe Man Enters Plea in Shooting Death

    September 30, 2010 10:46 AM

    MONROE, La. (AP) - Authorities say 32-year-old James Edward Floyd of Monroe has pleaded innocent by reason of insanity in state district court in connection with a second-degree murder case. Bob Noel, Floyd's defense attorney, requested Wednesday's formal arraignment. A Ouachita Parish grand jury indicted Floyd on one count of... more »
  • 2 Enter Not Guilty Pleas in Sex Cases

    August 17, 2010 8:53 AM

    LAFAYETTE, La. (AP) - Two people recently indicted in unrelated federal child-sex cases have pleaded not guilty in Lafayette federal court. Gueydan Fire Chief Lindsey Troy LeBlanc pleaded innocent Monday to two counts of attempting to receive child pornography and one count of attempting to coerce a minor to engage... more »
  • Mississippi man enters plea in post-Katrina attack

    August 12, 2010 9:38 PM

    NEW ORLEANS (AP) - A Mississippi man who federal prosecutors say fired a shotgun at three black men in a racially motivated attack following Hurricane Katrina pleaded not guilty Thursday to all five counts he faces. Roland Bourgeois Jr., 47, who is white, from Columbia, Miss., is charged with firing... more »
  • Rapper Lil Wayne Enters Plea Deal in Arizona Case

    June 21, 2010 8:24 PM

    YUMA, Ariz. (AP) - Rapper Lil Wayne could avoid jail time in Arizona on drug and weapon charges after entering a plea agreement with Yuma County prosecutors. During a change of plea hearing Friday in which he appeared via video from a New York jail, the 27-year-old Grammy winner pleaded... more »
  • Utilities Experiencing Heavy Demand-Conservation Plea

    June 17, 2010 12:06 PM

    Area utilities experiencing heavy demand, issue conservation plea in Acadiana region June 17, 2010 - Electric utilities in the Acadiana region are currently experiencing heavy demand for electricity which is causing congestion on the transmission system in the Acadiana area. Because of the increased demand, the regulatory authority over... more »
  • Plea Agreement In Danziger Bridge Shooting

    April 6, 2010 12:08 PM

    NEW ORLEANS (AP) - The attorney for a civilian charged with lying to the FBI about deadly police shootings on a New Orleans bridge in Hurricane Katrina's aftermath says his client has a plea agreement with federal prosecutors. A court filing last week says Marion David Ryder falsely claimed he... more »

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