Monday, March 10 2014 4:58 PM EDT2014-03-10 20:58:22 GMT
His release from prison took over social media for a short time and now Baton Rouge rapper Lil Boosie is set to step to the mic. Lil Boosie, whose real name is Torrence Hatch, will talk to his fans andMore >>
Lil Boosie took the stage and sat in one of two golden thrones. He told the audience that while in prison, he wrote more than 1,000 songs.More >>
Tuesday, March 11 2014 10:45 PM EDT2014-03-12 02:45:36 GMT
A lingerie store in Gonzales has posted on their front door they accept most credit cards, including the EBT card. That's the Electronic Benefits Transfer card. Kiss My Lingerie, in Gonzales, Louisiana,More >>
A lingerie store in Gonzales has posted on their front door they accept most credit cards, including the EBT card. That's the Electronic Benefits Transfer card.More >>
Tuesday, March 11 2014 11:47 AM EDT2014-03-11 15:47:44 GMT
WVUE in New Orleans reported I-55 South is closed between Manchac and Ruddock due to a deadly wrong-way crash. Reports indicate one person was killed in the wreck. The victim's name has not been released. ItMore >>
Investigators said two people are dead and two others were injured when a suspected drunk driver went the wrong way on I-55 and caused a three-vehicle crash.More >>
BATON ROUGE, LA (WAFB) -
Murphy Painter, the former commissioner of the Louisiana Office of Alcohol and Tobacco Control appeared in federal court Wednesday for his arraignment hearing.
Painter entered a not guilty plea in the case where he's accused of using his power and access to spy on people, mostly women. Painter showed up with a new attorney.
His former attorney, Frank Holthaus, said the new attorney underhandedly slipped in and took over the case without him knowing it. Holthaus was allowed to withdraw from the case and Timothy Meche was allowed to enroll electronically. A hearing scheduled for Thursday was cancelled.
Last week, a judge released Painter on his own recognizance, allowing him to remain free throughout his trial.
The 59-year-old was indicted on computer fraud, making false statements and aggravated identity theft by a grand jury on May 23.
The Office of the State Inspector General said it investigated Painter following a complaint from a former ATC employee. Inspector General Stephen Street said Kelli Suire claimed Painter was stalking her. He said investigators later found Painter used state and Federal Bureau of Investigations databases to get personal information about Suire and her attorney, Jill Craft.
US Attorney Don Cazayoux said if Painter is convicted of the above charges, he could face a maximum of 82 years in prison and fines up to more than $12 million.
The indictment alleges Painter made false statements to FBI agents. He is accused of using law enforcement databases for "non-official criminal justice purposes." The indictment also claims Painter exceeded his authorized access and obtained person identification information on several people throughout the area.