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  • Former DC Mayor Marion Barry dies at 78

    November 23, 2014 4:18 PM

    WASHINGTON (AP) - A controversial and tireless advocate for the nation's capital who created jobs for generations of black families, Marion Barry was the ultimate District of Columbia politician, though his arrest for drug use in the midst of a crack cocaine epidemic often overshadows his accomplishments. The former four-term... more »
  • Former La education official dies in plane crash

    October 18, 2014 6:12 PM

    BASTROP, La. (AP) - A former Louisiana education official and state senator has died in an on-the-ground airplane crash. Cox Funeral Home in Bastrop says funeral arrangements are incomplete for 77-year-old Edwards Barham of Oak Ridge. Richland Parish Sheriff Lee Harrell says the longtime pilot died after his plane hit... more »
  • Former pet cemetery worker sentenced in slaying

    July 12, 2014 3:36 PM

    CHALMETTE, La. (AP) - A 60-year-old man has been sentenced to 10 years in prison after pleading guilty in the death of the owner of the pet cemetery where he worked in 1985 - the year her body was found in the Mississippi River, tied in heavy steel chains. more »
  • Former state health worker faces ethics charge

    June 28, 2014 3:36 PM

    BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - The Louisiana Board of Ethics has filed charges against a former state health agency accountant arrested for the alleged theft of $1 million to reportedly feed her gambling addiction. The charges against Deborah Crowder Loper were made public Friday on the board's website. No public... more »
  • Jindal signs ethics exemption for former senator

    June 1, 2014 3:59 PM

    BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - Gov. Bobby Jindal has agreed to carve out a special ethics exemption for a former state senator, allowing the ex-lawmaker to lobby the Legislature even though his brother is currently in the Senate. Jindal's office announced the bill signing this weekend, and it became law... more »
  • Former Ag Commissioner Bob Odom dies at age 78

    May 17, 2014 12:24 PM

    ZACHARY, La. (AP) - Bob Odom, who served seven terms as Louisiana's agriculture commissioner and was a top Democratic powerbroker in his heyday, has died at 78. Odom's long-time aide, Randal Johnson, said the former commissioner died Saturday morning at a Zachary hospital after having difficulty breathing. Odom had suffered... more »
  • Former 'Dynasty' star Kate O'Mara dies at age 74

    March 30, 2014 5:23 PM

    LONDON (AP) - Actress Kate O'Mara, best known for her role in the 1980s soap opera "Dynasty," has died at the age of 74. Her agent Phil Belfield said O'Mara died Sunday in a nursing home in southern England after a short illness. The actress, who began her television career... more »
  • Former officer accused of misusing credit card

    March 13, 2014 8:49 AM

    CONVENT, La. (AP) - A former Gramercy patrol officer is facing felony theft charges after officials allege she charged personal purchases, amounting to about $7,500, to a town-issued credit card. The Advocate reports the newly released financial audit for Gramercy's 2012-13 fiscal year brought to light the former officer's alleged... more »
  • Former Jindal chief of staff becoming a lobbyist

    March 6, 2014 7:30 AM

    BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - Gov. Bobby Jindal's former chief of staff, Paul Rainwater, says he's opening his own lobbying and consulting firm. Rainwater left the Jindal administration this week after serving most recently as chief of staff. Prior to that job, he had worked for the Republican governor as... more »
  • Former volunteer firefighter arrested for arson

    February 6, 2014 9:37 AM

    BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - A former volunteer firefighter faces four counts of simple arson in connection with fires that investigators say were intentionally set in a wooded area just south of DeRidder in 2012 and 2013. Beauregard Parish sheriff's deputies arrested 26-year-old Brandon Harris, of Longville, Tuesday after a... more »
  • Sentencing for former Jennings chief on hold

    December 31, 2013 8:13 AM

    JENNINGS, La. (AP) - A sentencing date has not been set for a former Jennings police chief accused of taking drugs and money from the police department's evidence room. Fifty-three-year-old Johnny Lassiter pleaded guilty to two counts of malfeasance in November. Charges of theft over $1,500, obstruction of justice and... more »
  • Former Rapides nurse pleads guilty to battery

    November 27, 2013 10:28 AM

    ALEXANDRIA, La. (AP) - A 49-year-old male nurse whose conviction for sexual battery on a male patient at a hospital was overturned last month has pleaded guilty to a felony charge that will not require him to register as a sex offender. The Town Talk reports Phillip Wayne Raines pleaded... more »
  • Former Livingston deputy pleads guilty to felony

    October 23, 2013 9:41 AM

    LIVINGSTON, La. (AP) - A former Livingston Parish sheriff's deputy has been sentenced to a year in prison after pleading guilty to contributing to the delinquency of a juvenile. The state Attorney General's Office tells The Advocate 38-year-old Clarence Brister, of Denham Springs, was set for trial Monday but chose... more »
  • Former strip club employee expected to change plea

    July 31, 2013 8:25 AM

    LAFAYETTE, La. (AP) - A former Carencro strip club employee has indicated in court documents that he will change his plea in a federal investigation into drug dealing and prostitution at the club. Elias White, a former employee of Desperado's Gentlemen's Cabaret, and nine others, including club owner James Panos,... more »
  • No lower bond for former priest faces sex charges

    July 12, 2013 10:21 AM

    LAKE CHARLES, La. (AP) - The 3rd Circuit Court of Appeal has upheld former priest Mark Broussard's bond in a writ released this week. The 57-year-old Broussard is accused of molesting boys between 1986 and 1991 while a priest in Calcasieu Parish. He faces two counts of aggravated rape, one... more »
  • Future of former St. James youth center unknown

    July 8, 2013 9:03 AM

    CONVENT, La. (AP) - While the St. James Youth Center has shut its doors for good, the future of the building that housed the former juvenile detention center remains uncertain. Parish President Timmy Roussel tells The Advocate the inmates were transferred Friday from the facility to the new Assumption Parish... more »
  • Former insurance agent gets 5 years in fraud case

    May 17, 2013 8:50 AM

    BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - A 35-year-old Denham Springs man has been sentenced in Baton Rouge federal court to nearly five years in prison and ordered to pay two life insurance companies more than $1.4 million for frauds he committed against them. The Advocate reports Timothy R. Schlatre must report... more »
  • Sentencing for former Jefferson Parish president

    February 25, 2013 8:48 AM

    NEW ORLEANS (AP) - Former Jefferson Parish President Aaron Broussard, his ex-wife, Karen Parker, and former parish attorney Tom Wilkinson are scheduled for sentencing on federal corruption charges in a payroll fraud scheme. The hearing is Monday before U.S. District Judge Hayden Head. Broussard also admitted taking kickbacks from a... more »
  • Former La. governors to speak at CABL meeting

    December 12, 2012 6:16 AM

    BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - Louisiana's four living former governors are gathering to talk about their combined 30 years in the state's top leadership post. Former Govs. Edwin Edwards, Buddy Roemer, Mike Foster and Kathleen Blanco are speaking Wednesday at the annual meeting of the nonpartisan Council for a Better... more »
  • Former congressional candidate arrested

    November 13, 2012 4:15 AM

    NEW ORLEANS (AP) - New Orleans Police have arrested former congressional candidate Gary Landrieu on an aggravated battery charge. Police say 54-year-old Gary Landrieu, the cousin of Mayor Mitch Landrieu and U.S. Sen. Mary Landrieu, was arrested shortly after 9 a.m. Monday after voluntarily surrendering to police. Police say Landrieu... more »
  • Former teacher arrested for theft from school

    October 12, 2012 8:55 AM

    SHREVEPORT, La. (AP) - A former teacher at North Caddo High School has been arrested for allegedly stealing $9,000 in materials from the school. Caddo Parish Sheriff Steve Prator says 42-year-old Rodney Doyle, of Dubberly, was booked Thursday into the Caddo Correctional Center on charges of felony theft. Detective Charles... more »
  • Doctors' former employee sentenced in fraud case

    July 27, 2012 8:30 AM

    NEW ORLEANS (AP) - A Mandeville woman has been sentenced to 3 and a half years in prison after pleading guilty to health care fraud. U.S. Attorney Jim Letten said Thursday that U.S. District Judge Mary Ann Vial Lemmon also ordered 41-year-old Jacqueline Evans Segura to repay $703,263 in restitution... more »
  • Former bank manager pleads guilty to embezzlement

    July 12, 2012 6:37 AM

    NEW ORLEANS (AP) - U.S. Attorney Jim Letten says a former manager of a Whitney Bank branch in Metairie has admitted stealing more than $56,000 from the bank. He says 50-year-old Karen Sork pleaded guilty Wednesday to bank theft, and could get up to 10 years in prison and $250,000... more »
  • Former La. lawmaker leaves higher education board

    June 15, 2012 8:58 AM

    BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - A member of Louisiana's top higher education board left the job Friday, saying repeated budget cuts to colleges have left him too frustrated and cynical to continue in the position. Vic Stelly, a former lawmaker from Lake Charles, sent an email to members of the... more »
  • DA drops charges against former sheriff candidate

    May 23, 2012 9:01 AM

    GREENSBURG, La. (AP) - Charges against former St. Helena Parish sheriff candidate Frederick D. Bell of Kentwood for alleged insurance fraud and theft have been rejected by the district attorney's office. Assistant District Attorney Angel Monistere tells The Advocate the charges were dropped based on insufficient evidence. The 36-year-old Bell... more »
  • Former nurse to be sentenced for sexual battery

    May 3, 2012 10:28 AM

    ALEXANDRIA, La. (AP) - A former Rapides Regional Medical Center nurse who was found guilty last month in the sexual battery of a sleeping patient will be sentenced Friday in state court in Alexandria. The Town Talk reports Phillip Wayne Raines of Deville faces up to 10 years in prison... more »
  • Former nurse convicted of sexual battery

    April 20, 2012 9:37 AM

    ALEXANDRIA, La. (AP) - After deliberating less than an hour, Rapides Parish jury has convicted a former registered nurse in the sexual assault of an appendectomy patient in May 2009 as the victim recovered from surgery. The Town Talk reports Phillip Raines faces up to 10 years in prison without... more »
  • Former Livingston official booked on drug charges

    April 6, 2012 10:46 AM

    SATSUMA, La. (AP) - The Livingston Parish Sheriff's Office says a former parish councilman and four other people were arrested on drug charges after a search turned up 1,700 prescription pain pills at the home of the former official. Chief Deputy Jason Ard told WBRZ-TV on Thursday that deputies found... more »
  • Former deputy's trial on sex crimes delayed

    March 30, 2012 10:17 AM

    LAKE CHARLES, La. (AP) - The trial of a former Calcasieu Parish deputy accused of rape and sexual battery has been postponed. Calcasieu Parish District Attorney's Office spokeswoman Beth McGee tells the American Press David N. Thomas of Moss Bluff was scheduled to stand trial Thursday before Judge Ron Ware,... more »
  • Sale price drops on former Vacherie school site

    March 29, 2012 10:27 AM

    LUTCHER, La. (AP) - The St. James Parish School Board decided to cut the sale price of the former Vacherie Primary School site by 20 percent after the appraised value failed to attract any bidders. The Advocate report the board also gave the school administration authority to reduce the price... more »
  • Willis-Knighton buys former public hospital

    March 28, 2012 10:33 AM

    BOSSIER CITY, La. (AP) - Willis-Knighton Health System, a major northwestern Louisiana health care provider, has purchased the former Bossier Medical Center in Bossier City for $3.7 million. The Times reported that Willis-Knighton will offer nonprofit services and a conference center for health meetings at the building. Bossier City Council... more »
  • Former Priest Arrested, Neighbors Say They Had "Suspicions"

    March 23, 2012 7:33 PM

    A former priest, living in Duson, is now accused of sexually abusing children while working for the church. 56-year-old Mark Broussard is charged with two counts of aggravated rape and 52 counts of sexual battery, after the Calcasieu Parish Sheriff's Office said a 34-year-old man came forward and accused the... more »
  • Former Red Sox lefty Mel Parnell dies at 89

    March 21, 2012 10:27 AM

    NEW ORLEANS (AP) - Mel Parnell, the left-handed pitcher who faced the infamous Green Monster at Fenway Park and some of the best hitters of the 1940s and early 1950s, has died at age 89, his son, Dr. Mel Parnell Jr., said Wednesday. Parnell, a New Orleans native, spent his... more »
  • Indicted former cop claims technicality

    March 7, 2012 10:46 AM

    MONROE, La. (AP) - Raul Johnson, the former Monroe Police corporal currently under federal indictment for selling stolen items on eBay, is arguing that the evidence being used against him was gained unlawfully. The News-Star Johnson filed a motion asking the judge to suppress evidence in his case because it... more »
  • Former officer accused of choking suspect

    March 7, 2012 8:00 AM

    PORT ALLEN, La. (AP) - A former Port Allen police officer has been charged with choking a suspect during a traffic stop. The Advocate reports a West Baton Rouge Parish grand jury indicted Jasmione Clark Tuesday on charges of second-degree battery and malfeasance for the Sept. 24 incident that prosecutors... more »
  • Former state Sen. Billy Brown dies

    March 7, 2012 6:20 AM

    MONROE, La. (AP) - Monroe attorney and former state Sen. William D. "Billy" Brown has died after a long illness. The News-Star reports Brown died Tuesday at his home. He was 80. Brown served two terms in the Louisiana Senate, from 1968-76, before an unsuccessful campaign for lieutenant governor. State... more »
  • Former Winn Parish Sheriff Edward Jordan dies

    February 22, 2012 9:55 AM

    WINNFIELD, La. (AP) - Former Winn Parish Sheriff James Edward "Buddy" Jordan has died. The Town Talk reports Jordan died Tuesday at his home in Winnfield. He was 69. A spokeswoman for Southern Funeral Home of Winnfield, which is handling the services, said Jordan had been ill but did not... more »
  • Former Assistant DA Disbarred

    February 12, 2012 3:12 PM

    LAFAYETTE, La. (AP) - A former 15th Judicial District assistant district attorney serving an 18 month prison sentence for federal tax evasion has been disbarred. The Louisiana Supreme Court has disbarred Joseph Floyd Johnson on Friday, making it retroactive to Dec. 7, 2010, the date of Johnson's interim suspension, according... more »
  • Former mayor taking case to the La. Supreme Court

    January 17, 2012 10:17 AM

    MONROE, La. (AP) - Former Richwood Mayor Ed Harris is asking the Louisiana Supreme Court to overturn his malfeasance conviction for illegally writing checks to himself and other employees during the last hours of his administration. Defense attorney Charles Kincade tells The News-Star that the district and appeal courts failed... more »
  • Former Credit Union Official Admits Fraud

    September 9, 2011 7:28 AM

    BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - A former marketing director at Dow Federal Credit Union in Plaquemine has pleaded guilty in Baton Rouge federal court to a charge of mail fraud. Ashley E. Braud admitted to U.S. District Judge Frank J. Polozola Thursday that she used credit union funds in August... more »
  • Former Monroe tax collector gets prison

    June 22, 2011 7:15 AM

    MONROE, La. (AP) - The ex-director of Monroe's Revenue and Taxation Department has been sentenced to 7 1/2 years in state prison. Under the sentence handed down Tuesday, 53-year-old Patrick Onyemechara got concurrent 10-year sentences for each of 10 felony theft counts. He pleaded guilty in March. State District Judge... more »
  • Former Baton Rouge Worker Sentenced for Theft

    February 1, 2011 8:23 AM

    BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - A former Baton Rouge City Constable's Office employee has admitted to stealing nearly $30,000 that was paid to the office's garnishment department. 37-year-old Catina Hayman of Zachary pleaded guilty Monday to one count each of felony theft and malfeasance. State District Judge Lou Daniel gave... more »
  • Former aide to Shreveport mayor arrested

    January 4, 2011 9:40 PM

    SHREVEPORT, La. (AP) - Shreveport police have arrested a former aide to Shreveport Mayor Cedric Glover on charges he forced a young woman to have sex with him in a government building. Police spokesman Bill Goodin says 43-year-old Richard A. Seaton Jr. of Shreveport surrendered to investigators at about 3... more »
  • Former BR student arrested for Facebook threat

    December 1, 2010 9:56 PM

    BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - A 20-year-old former Woodlawn High School student has been arrested for making a threat on Facebook. East Baton Rouge Parish sheriff's deputies arrested William David Moulder on Wednesday, acting on reports that Moulder made threats on Facebook on Nov. 23. According to a news release... 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 »
  • Former Avoyelles Parish sheriff, others acquitted

    November 3, 2010 9:42 PM

    ALEXANDRIA, La. (AP) - Former Avoyelles Parish Sheriff Bill Belt, his wife and his sister have been acquitted of all counts in their federal conspiracy trial. Belt, his wife, Tracy and his sister, Julie Bernard, were found not guilty Wednesday afternoon of alleged crimes related to the operation of a... more »
  • Former Kenner Police Chief Sal Lentini dies

    October 29, 2010 9:44 PM

    KENNER, La. (AP) - Salvador J. Lentini, who served 28 years as Kenner's police chief, has died after a long illness. A spokesman for the City of Kenner, Emile LaFourcade, says Lentini died Thursday at Canon Hospice. He was 87. Kenner's current police chief, Steven Caraway, worked under Lentini for... more »
  • Former state senator's indictment dismissed

    October 26, 2010 10:09 PM

    BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - A federal judge on Tuesday dismissed charges that former state Sen. Heulette "Clo" Fontenot hid a $100,000 cash campaign loan from two federally insured lenders. Fontenot, 48, R-Livingston, was indicted in May for allegedly soliciting and receiving a $100,000 loan from two unnamed businessmen in... more »
  • Body ID'd as son of former Texas Gov. Clements

    October 25, 2010 9:35 PM

    ATHENS, Texas (AP) - A man known for using an assault weapon to guard his property apparently killed and buried a neighboring landowner, the son of a former Texas governor, then was shot to death by law enforcement officers after he fired dozens of rounds at them, authorities said Monday.... more »
  • Jury Seated in trial of a former Winnfield Police Officer Charged in a Taser Death

    October 20, 2010 4:49 PM

    NEW ORLEANS (AP) - A jury has been seated in the manslaughter trial of former Winnfield Police Officer Scott Nugent, who is accused in the Taser death of a man he arrested. It took eight days before the panel was seated Wednesday and came only after the district attorney... more »
  • Former Playboy Playmate of the Year Charged with Shooting Her Boyfriend

    October 20, 2010 4:22 PM

    LOS ANGELES (AP) - A former Playboy Playmate of the Year who appeared in the horror movie "Rosemary's Baby" has been charged with shooting her boyfriend at their Hollywood apartment. The district attorney's office says 66-year-old Victoria Rathgeb pleaded not guilty to attempted murder on Tuesday. She remains jailed... more »
  • Former Presidential Candidate talks Moratorium, jobs

    October 19, 2010 6:19 PM

    The aftermath of an offshore drilling moratorium is a growing concern in southern Louisiana. Many are asking what rules and regulations we're going to be left with. According to some oil and gas advocates, those haven't been set in stone yet. Former GOP Presidential Candidate Mike Huckabee spoke to some... more »
  • Former NO housing CFO gets 46 months

    October 7, 2010 9:31 PM

    NEW ORLEANS (AP) - A former chief financial officer with the Housing Authority of New Orleans has been sentenced to nearly four years in federal prison. Elias Castellanos, who now lives in Prescott Valley, Ariz., pleaded guilty in September 2009 to embezzling $900,000 from the public housing agency. U.S. District... more »
  • Travel advice from former Homeland Security Chief

    October 4, 2010 7:35 AM

    WASHINGTON (AP) - Former Homeland Security Secretary Michael Chertoff says Americans planning trips to Europe need to pay close attention to the security alert for Europe. Chertoff, who headed the agency during the Bush administration,tells ABC's "Good Morning America" that the State Department's alert means tourists should take commonsense precautions,... more »
  • Former President Jimmy Carter Leaves Hospital After Suffering Viral Infection

    September 30, 2010 1:28 PM

    CLEVELAND (AP) - Former President Jimmy Carter has left an Ohio hospital where he spent two days recovering from a viral infection doctors say likely gave him stomach problems. Cleveland's MetroHealth Medical Center says the 85-year-old ex-president left the hospital at 1:15 p.m. and will resume his schedule with a... more »
  • Audit Finds Former Head of LA High School Athletic Assoc. Fraudulently Spent Thousands of Dollars

    September 28, 2010 11:40 AM

    BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - A legislative audit finds the former head of the Louisiana High School Athletic Association may have fraudulently spent thousands of dollars of association money including as much as $50,000 on cigars. The audit claims Tommy Henry, who served as LHSAA commissioner from 1983 until he... more »
  • Former State Senator's Law License Suspended

    September 28, 2010 8:10 AM

    NEW ORLEANS (AP) - The Louisiana Supreme Court has suspended the law license of former state Sen. Charles Jones after his conviction last month on federal income tax evasion charges. Monday, the Supreme Court granted a request by the state Attorney Disciplinary Board to suspend Jones' license in the interim... more »
  • Former Police Who Helped Cover Up Deadly Bridge Shooting Sentenced To 3 Years

    September 22, 2010 4:50 PM

    NEW ORLEANS (AP) - A former New Orleans police detective who admitted he helped cover up deadly shootings of unarmed residents on a bridge after Hurricane Katrina has been sentenced to three years in prison. Jeffrey Lehrmann, one of five former officers who have pleaded guilty in the Justice Department's... more »
  • Council Members set to Hear Former Housing Authority Board Members

    September 21, 2010 5:57 PM

    Lafayette council members will hear from three men dismissed last month from the Lafayette housing authority board tonight. Joe Dennis, John Freeman Jr and Leon Simmons are listed on the council agenda. They say they were unfairly let go following a questionable audit of the housing authority. ... more »
  • Former New Orleans Saint Rickey Jackson Pays a Visit to a Fan

    September 16, 2010 11:32 AM

    BOGALUSA, La. (AP) - Health problems had kept Jimmy Rhymes in bed for days. But when his wife phoned to say former New Orleans Saint Rickey Jackson was dropping by, he had a daughter help him to the front porch - even though he thought his wife was kidding. Or,... more »
  • Crowley City Marshal Former Assistant Arrested

    September 13, 2010 5:51 PM

    At the request of the Crowley City Marshal, Crowley Police have conducted an investigation into missing funds from the office of the City Marshall. The investigation revealed that over a 6 month period, funds from a checking account through the City Marshal's Office were taken. Investigators began an... more »
  • Former State Sen. Ken Hollis Dies at 68

    September 10, 2010 1:47 PM

    METAIRIE, La. (AP) - Former state Sen. Ken Hollis, who worked to keep the Saints in New Orleans and to bring state-sponsored property insurance to Louisiana, is dead at the age of 68. His wife, Diane, says he died Friday morning of cancer. Funeral arrangements have not yet been made.... more »
  • Former Iberia Parish Sheriff Facing Misdemeanor Charge

    August 31, 2010 1:29 PM

    NEW IBERIA, La. (AP) - Former Iberia Parish Sheriff Sid Hebert is facing a misdemeanor federal charge in connection with a waste processing company he managed at the Port of Iberia. Hebert ann the company, Environmental Compliance Solutions, each face charges under the federal Clean Water Act The Advocate reports... more »
  • Former NO airport director faces federal charges

    August 27, 2010 9:46 PM

    NEW ORLEANS (AP) - The former airport director at New Orleans' Louis Armstrong International Airport faces criminal charges in an alleged case of Katrina fraud. U.S. Attorney Jim Letten said Sean Hunter, 44, and his wife, Shauna Crowden Hunter, were charged in a bill of information Friday with conspiracy to... more »
  • Former Officer Sentenced in Civil Rights Case

    August 19, 2010 9:23 AM

    LAFAYETTE, La. (AP) - A federal magistrate judge has sentenced a former Patterson police officer, convicted in September 2009 of a misdemeanor civil rights violation, to one year in federal prison. A jury convicted 23-year-old Jeffrey Jermaine Prince for sexually assaulting a woman in May 2008 when she arrived at... more »
  • Former ATC head investigated on stalking claim

    August 18, 2010 9:23 PM

    BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - Investigators searched the office of the recently resigned commissioner of Alcohol and Tobacco Control, indicating in a warrant they sought evidence of allegations that Murphy Painter had stalked and harassed a former assistant. Painter, who served in the ATC post for 14 years, resigned Friday,... more »
  • Former LA ATC Commissioner Murphy Painter Being Investigated

    August 18, 2010 1:06 PM

    BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - State investigators have searched the office and vehicle of recently resigned Alcohol and Tobacco Control Commissioner Murphy Painter. The investigators' application for a warrant indicated they were seeking evidence that Painter had stalked and harassed a former employee. A computer and two thumb drives portable... more »
  • Former Senator Booked with DWI Days Before Trial

    August 15, 2010 2:47 PM

    MONROE, La. (AP) - Days before his second trial on tax evasion charges, former state Sen. Charles D. Jones is booked with driving while intoxicated. Jones, whose phone number is unpublished, could not be reached for comment Sunday. Attorney Mike Small did not immediately return a call. The News-Star reports... more »
  • Former NASA Chief Sean O'Keefe Remains in Critical Condition

    August 11, 2010 11:53 AM

    The Associated Press reports that former NASA Administrator Sean O'Keefe is in critical condition after the plane crash that claimed the life of former Sen. Ted Stevens. O'Keefe and his son Kevin - who also survived Monday's crash and is listed in serious condition - suffered broken bones and other... more »
  • Former Interior Secretaries Say They Did Not Anticipate Major Oil Spills

    July 20, 2010 6:02 PM

    WASHINGTON (AP) - Two former Interior secretaries told Congress Tuesday they did not anticipate an accident as large as the BP oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico. But Gale Norton and Dirk Kempthorne say no one else did either - including members of Congress who are now blaming the... more »
  • Former AES Counselor Pleads Guilty by Reason of Insanity

    July 20, 2010 2:03 PM

    UPDATE-New information on the sex scandal at Ascension Episcopal School. DR. Allison Hargrave, former counselor, has pleaded not guilty by reason of insanity. Hargrave is charged with having sex with a 14-year old student she counseled . Court documents say Hargrave's attorney plans to introduce expert evidence that Hargrave has... more »
  • Former Independence Police Chief Has Escaped Prison Time

    July 16, 2010 4:43 PM

    NEW ORLEANS (AP) - The former Independence Police chief has escaped prison time for his role in arranging for unqualified voters to cast ballots in a February 2008 election. U.S. Attorney Jim Letten said Friday that 60-year-old Anthony P. Maurer, instead, was sentenced to two years probation and ordered to... more »
  • Former Vice President Dick Cheney Recuperating From Heart Surgery

    July 14, 2010 5:00 PM

    WASHINGTON (AP) - Former Vice President Dick Cheney says he underwent heart surgery last week and is recuperating. In a statement, Cheney said he had been experiencing increasing congestive heart failure and after consultations with his doctors, he had received an implantable pump to improve heart function. He said the... more »
  • Former Deputy Arrested

    June 23, 2010 9:39 PM

    GRETNA, La. (AP) - A former Jefferson Parish sheriff's deputy has been arrested for allegedly obtaining prescription medication by fraud. Sheriff Newell Normand says 37-year-old Tracey Wine, of Marrero, was booked into the parish jail Tuesday with one count of illegally obtaining prescription medication by fraud and deceit. She was... more »
  • 5 Current, Former NO Officers Charged in Shooting

    June 11, 2010 4:39 PM

    NEW ORLEANS (AP) - A federal grand jury has indicted three current and two former New Orleans police officers in the shooting death of a man and subsequent burning of his body in a car found near a police station after Hurricane Katrina. The 11-count indictment, handed up Friday, accuses... more »
  • Former Teacher's Trial Delayed

    June 2, 2010 7:41 AM

    LAFAYETTE, La. (AP) - The trial of a former Acadiana High School teacher accused of filming teenagers having sex in his Lafayette apartment has been delayed. Stephen McKay Hurst was scheduled to stand trial June 21 on six federal charges, including production of child pornography, possession of child pornography and... more »
  • Former ABC News Anchor Son Found Dead

    June 1, 2010 11:43 PM

    NEW YORK (AP) - A son of former ABC News anchor Ted Koppel was found dead in an apartment after a day of bar hopping with a man he'd just met, a law enforcement official said Tuesday. A drunken Andrew Koppel, 40, had been placed in a back bedroom of... more »
  • Former Broadcaster Wins Special Election Runoff

    May 30, 2010 6:45 PM

    NEW ORLEANS (AP) - Former broadcaster Helena Moreno has won a special election runoff in District 93 of the Louisiana House of Representatives. WWL-TV of New Orleans reports that according to unofficial results from Saturday's election, Moreno received 1,274, or 56 percent. James Perry, a housing advocate, received 1,011 votes,... more »
  • UPDATE: Former LA Policeman Charged With Trafficking Children For Sex

    April 15, 2010 12:34 PM

    UPDATE: Williams turned himself in to the Calcasieu Parish jail last night at 8 PM. ---------------------------- Eric Williams has been issued grand jury warrant for one count of indecent behavior with a child with a bond of $250,000 and one count of trafficking of children for sexual purposes... more »
  • Former U.S. Attorney Joins Lafayette Law Firm

    January 20, 2010 7:14 PM

    LAFAYETTE, La. (AP) - Former U.S. Attorney Donald Washington has joined the Jones Walker law firm and will practice from the firm's Lafayette office. Washington recently stepped down from the chief federal prosecutor's post in the Middle Judicial District of Louisiana, which includes Lafayette, Shreveport-Bossier City, Monroe, Alexandria and Lake... more »

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