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In August of 2002, the State of Louisiana brought a 21-count indictment against Agriculture and Forestry Commissioner Bob Odom. The indictment included counts of bribery, conspiracy to commit bribery, money laundering, conspiracy to commit money laundering and felony theft. At a preliminary hearing, the trial court...

Port Allen, La. – A West Baton Rouge Parish jury awarded damages of $5.3 million to a man who was severely injured nine years ago in a car accident on U.S. 190, the man’s attorneys said Wednesday. On January 12, 1995, a West Baton Rouge Parish...

In August 1999, Vernon Pitcher attended a football jamboree at Livingston High. Mr. Pitcher was there to watch his old school, McKinley High. As he walked through the bleachers to visit friends, his foot became lodged in a gap between planks in the walkway. Mr....

St. Tammany Parish Grand Jury indicted Judge Patricia Hedges on a variety of charges. The Grand Jury accused Judge Hedges of committing bribery, malfeasance of office and extortion. However, four months later, an ad-hoc district attorney was convinced Judge Hedges committed no crime and declined...

In April 2002, an explosion rocked the home of a mother and four children and killed the caretaker of the home. Prior to the explosion and while no one was home, Herring Gas of Louisiana filled an external propane tank. However, a prior tenant of...

A federal judge has thrown out all but one of the charges against former Livingston Parish President Dewey Ratcliff. In a ruling issued Monday, U.S. District Judge James Brady dismissed 14 mail-fraud counts — leaving Ratcliff facing just one bank-fraud charge that carries a maximum...

An 11-person jury ordered ExxonMobil to pay $5 million to the widow of a former contract worker at the company’s Baton Rouge plant who died of a disease caused by exposure to asbestos in the 1960s. The jury found that ExxonMobil was solely responsible for James...