Former New Orleans mayor Ray Nagin has been indicted on 21 counts of bribery and other corruption charges by a federal grand jury. When he became the city's mayor in 2002, Nagin, a former cable TV executive, promised to revive New Orleans' economy, and its trust in the city's government.
A pharmacy worker and her husband face charges after they were found with more than 300 pills, marijuana and methamphetamine.
Lafourche Parish Sheriff Craig Webre says narcotics agents arrested 41-year-old Tiffany Pitre Dufrene and her husband, 40-year-old Darren Dufrene, both of Raceland, on Friday.
Both were booked with possession of methamphetamine, marijuana, hydrocodone, and other drugs. Tiffany Dufrene also was booked with six counts of unlawfully prescribing, distributing, dispensing or assisting in the illegal obtaining of a controlled substance.
Lafourche Parish Sheriff Craig Webre says a reward of up to $1,000 is being offered for information leading to the arrest of the person or persons responsible for a home burglary in Thibodaux.
Webre said Tuesday that the burglary was reported Jan. 8. The victims returned home that day around 4 p.m. to find a broken window and several items missing from the home, including several firearms, jewelry and gold coins.
Investigators believe the crime likely occurred between 12:30 p.m. and 4 p.m. Jan. 8.
A Lafourche Parish couple spent the first week of their marriage free, but could spend the next nine years in separate prison cells as they serve time for cocaine distribution.
The Courier reports 30-year-old Tanna Hawkins and 28-year-old Tara Robinson Hawkins were married the first week of January, something they did knowing their individual guilty pleas would result in the prison sentences.
A federal judge has agreed to postpone the trial of a former BP engineer charged with deleting text messages about the company's response to the 2010 oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico.
Kurt Mix's trial was scheduled to start Feb. 25, but U.S. District Judge Stanwood Duval Jr. moved it to June 10 after conferring with defense attorneys and prosecutors on Monday. Duval agreed to give both sides more time to prepare.