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...

Former state Sen. Heulette “Clo” Fontenot, R-Livingston, had charges tossed by a federal judge, that said he hid a $100,000 debt from two federally insured lenders. Fontenot’s May indictment alleged he solicited and received a $100,000 cash campaign loan from two unnamed businessmen in 1999. Fontenot,...

In August of 2007, 27-year old Wilford Holmes was gunned down in front of his family’s home. Upon hearing the sound of gunshots, the victim’s mother, Lamarscha Homles, allegedly investigated the sounds coming from outside of her door. When she looked out of her door,...