A home inspector has been sentenced to six years and six months in federal prison for tax fraud.
A federal judge Monday also sentenced Jack Ray Carr, of Baton Rouge, to one year of supervised release following his release.
Carr was convicted last June. Trial testimony showed that Carr threatened violence against a federal agent, filed false documents and tax returns with the IRS and tried to pay his tax debt with fraudulent bonds, fake money orders and a fake check.
State police stopped a speeding and weaving, empty school bus just south of DeQuincy and determined that the driver was intoxicated.
Sgt. James Anderson says a trooper in Calcasieu Parish saw the bus operating left of Louisiana Highway 27's centerline, about six miles south of DeQuincy, shortly before 8 a.m. Monday. When he stopped it, Anderson says the trooper determined the driver, 26-year-old Matthew O. Richard, was intoxicated. He says a breath sample found Richard's blood-alcohol level at .211 percent — more than 2½ times the legal limit.
East Baton Rouge Parish sheriff's deputies have arrested a Baton Rouge woman accused of making threatening remarks, including referencing the school shooting in Newtown, Conn., to fifth-graders and a teacher after her child was bullied.
While she was checking her child into Magnolia Woods Elementary School Tuesday, sheriff's spokeswoman Casey Rayborn Hicks says Donna Wilson learned that her child was a victim of bullying on Monday.
Hicks says school officials told Wilson that they handled the incident and had counseled students about teasing the child.
Jefferson Parish sheriff's deputies say an 83-year-old woman was raped in her Marrero home after she interrupted a burglary.
Deputies arrested a suspect, 51-year-old Kenneth Adams, and booked him with aggravated rape, aggravated burglary, simple robbery, resisting an officer, battery on a police officer, possession of drug paraphernalia and illegal possession of stolen property.
Brandon Scott Lavergne has asked a judge to void his guilty pleas in August to two counts of first-degree murder in the deaths of Mickey Shunick and Lisa Pate.
Lavergne entered the pleas less than two months after his arrest in a high-profile investigation that began May 19, when Shunick, a University of Louisiana at Lafayette student, disappeared while riding her bicycle home from downtown Lafayette.
The Shunick case revived an older investigation into the 1999 death of Pate, and Lavergne, who had long been a suspect in the older killing.
New Orleans homicide detectives are investigating the shooting of a man who was discovered dead this afternoon in the rear yard of an abandoned house in the 7th Ward, the police department said in a press release.
"An anonymous caller phoned police stating a male has been down in a rear yard for a while," said NOPD spokesman Frank B. Robertson, III. "Officers arrived and found the victim; he’d been shot multiple times and died on the scene."