Monday, May 20 2013 12:07 PM EDT2013-05-20 16:07:05 GMT
Detectives are looking for a killer after a deadly shooting late Sunday night. The Tangipahoa Parish Sheriff's Office said James Dillon, 20, of Independence, was shot and killed while sitting in his vehicle. The shootingMore >>
Detectives are looking for a killer after a deadly shooting late Sunday night. The sheriff said it is believed this was a drive-by shooting.More >>
Monday, May 20 2013 3:33 PM EDT2013-05-20 19:33:45 GMT
Baton Rouge Police are looking for a suspect who allegedly killed a man in a fight.According to reports, Andres Gonzalez, 27, and Raphael Domino Jr., 39, were fighting at Club End Zone on Plank Rd. justMore >>
Baton Rouge Police are looking for a suspect who allegedly killed a man in a fight.More >>
Experts say the officer who killed a Long Island college student and a home invasion suspect on Friday was confronted with a split-second choice.More >>
As a grieving family prepared for the funeral of a Hofstra University junior killed by a police officer's bullet during a standoff with an armed intruder, some on Monday questioned whether police should have waited for...More >>
An Oregon girl abducted as a baby and missing for 18 years finally emerged in Dallas this week when her mother turned herself in to authorities, according to the Polk County Sheriff's Department. More >>
An Oregon girl abducted as a baby and missing for 18 years finally emerged in Dallas this week when her mother turned herself in to authorities, according to the Polk County Sheriff's Department.More >>
Friday, May 17 2013 7:16 PM EDT2013-05-17 23:16:53 GMT
One person has died in a crash near Harrisonville, MO, Thursday evening. The crash happened on Missouri Highway 7 and Walker Road. It involved a car and a tractor-trailer. Harrisonville is in Cass County.More >>
Savannah Nash celebrated her 16th birthday last week. She died Thursday when her car slammed into a semi while she was texting during her first time driving by herself.More >>
BATON ROUGE, LA (WAFB) -
State Public Defender Jean Faria was asked to take a different position within the Louisiana Public Defender Board.
The LPDB Board President Frank Neuner first reported to WAFB 9News that Faria resigned. Later in the day, Neuner corrected his statement saying "the Board recommended that Jean Faria take
another position within the agency so that she may continue to offer her vision
in reaching the mission of the agency and assist the Board with reassessment of
long term strategic planning."
Julie Kilborn has been appointed Interim State Public Defender until further order of the Board. According to Neuner, Kilborn has expressed that she does not want the position permanently.
Neuner also says Ms. Faria is developing a plan for
implementation for legal representation for the indigent population of
Louisiana, a process that began 50 years ago with the Gideon decision.
Faria was appointed June 1st, 2008. For the previous 11 years, Ms. Faria has served as the Assistant Federal Defender for the Middle and Western Districts of Louisiana, in Baton Rouge, LA. From 1995-1997 she was the Chief Executive Officer of the Louisiana Indigent Defender Board in New Orleans, LA. Prior to that, Ms. Faria worked as a public defender in the 19th JDC Public Defender Office in Baton Rouge.