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  • Jones to report to prison Feb. 28

    January 6, 2011 9:16 PM

    MONROE, La. (AP) - Former state Sen. Charles D. Jones is scheduled Feb. 28 to surrender to federal authorities and begin a 27-month prison sentence following his conviction on charges including tax evasion. U.S. District Judge Robert James also sentenced Jones to three years of supervised release and ordered the... more »
  • Vitter & Melancon To Face Off Again

    August 28, 2010 10:43 PM

    NEW ORLEANS (AP) - Incumbent Sen. David Vitter has easily won the Republican nomination and will face Democratic primary winner Rep. Charlie Melancon (muh-LAWN'-suhn) in a U.S. Senate race in Louisiana. Vitter and Melancon each defeated two lesser-known candidates in their party primaries Saturday. With little competition in the contests,... more »
  • Ex-state Sen. Charles Jones convicted in tax case

    August 23, 2010 5:20 PM

    SHREVEPORT, La. (AP) - A federal jury on Monday found former state Sen. Charles D. Jones guilty of tax evasion and other tax charges. Jurors took about three hours before convicting Jones, 60, of Monroe, of filing two false tax returns and one count of tax evasion. Jones, who's also... more »
  • Sen. Marionneaux Brings Iguana to Senate Floor

    April 20, 2010 7:36 PM

    BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - Just call it "Afternoon of the Iguana" Tuesday in the Louisiana Senate. Sen. Rob Marionneaux brought an iguana to the Senate floor for debate on a bill that would require people to get an iguana education when they buy the reptile at a pet store.... more »

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