The trial of Kevin Daigle, accused of first-degree murder in the fatal shooting of Louisiana State Trooper Steven Vincent in 2015, is being moved to Lafayette.

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LAKE CHARLES — Acting U.S. Attorney Alexander C. Van Hook announced today that $400,000 will go to the Lake Charles District Attorney’s Office to combat the opioid drug epidemic by funding a drug court.

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LAKE CHARLES — Acting U.S. Attorney Alexander C. Van Hook announced Friday that a former bookkeeper for a Sulphur oil field company was sentenced to more than seven years in prison for stealing more than $4 million while working there.

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Sulphur City Court Judge Charles Schrumpf has responded to a letter from the non-profit Freedom From Religion Foundation which takes exception to a program assigned to some offenders.

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A 23-year-old Vinton man received a life sentence, plus 40 years, on two charges in state district court Friday for the 2015 shooting death of Jody Barlow, 33, in Starks.

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The Fresh Start Initiative helps individuals with nonviolent criminal histories get a chance for a better life through the expungement of their records at a reduced cost.

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DeQuincy’s police chief on Thursday said that his department will not tolerate criminal activity “no matter where it comes from” following the recent arrest of his daughter after an intensive four-month long narcotics investigation.

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Proceedings in an interdiction lawsuit against U.S. District Court Judge Patricia Minaldi have been partially opened following the March 29 filing of a motion by the (Lake Charles) American Press to unseal them.

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A federal jury in Lafayette on Thursday found a Sulphur woman accused of stealing over $4 million from her employer not guilty on one charge of wire fraud, but a hung jury was declared on three other wire fraud charges.

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The Coushatta Tribe of Louisiana and the Sulphur engineering firm Meyer and Associates reached an undisclosed settlement Tuesday in a breach-of-contract suit the firm filed against the tribe more than 10 years ago.

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A trial readiness hearing in San Diego, scheduled for Monday morning, for Charles “Chuck” Hansen, 54, of Sulphur, has been postponed until next month.

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Jurors deliberated for nearly five hours Wednesday before finding Michael Adam Domingue, 30, guilty of negligent homicide in the March 22 shooting death of Donald Trahan Jr., 32.

Charles “Chuck” Hansen, 54, of Sulphur, pleaded not guilty to five misdemeanor charges during an arraignment in San Diego (Calif.) City Court on Monday. His bail was set at $25,000 and was not listed in custody Tuesday.

Former District 12 Calcasieu Parish School Board representative Charles “Chuck” Wayne Hansen, 54, of Sulphur, was set to be arraigned on five charges in San Diego City Court Monday.