Good afternoon. This is Cynthia Arceneaux from the KPLC newsroom. A convicted murderer from Calcasieu Parish had his case taken all the way to the U.S. Supreme Court. But it ended in defeat for Jonathan Boyer. The high court voted 5 to 4 to dismiss the appeal. Boyer's attorneys had argued that a 7 year delay between his arrest and his trial was a violation of his right to a speedy trial. But the Supreme Court ruled against him saying the court should have never taken the case. Boyer was sentenced to life without parole for the 2002 murder of Bradlee Marsh.
Mickey Shunick will be among the students to be honored at U.L. Lafayette's upcoming "Night of Remembrance." The event will take place on Wednesday, May first at 7P.M. at the UL Alumni Center. The Night of Remebrance is a memorial in honor of students, faculty, and staff and other loved ones lost in the previous year.
And in Baton Rouge, lawmakers are working on a budget that they'll get on May 9th. The House budget writing committee stripped nearly 500 million dollars in patchwork financing proposed by Gov. Bobby Jindal from next year's 24 billion dollar budget. Join us for these stories and your work week forecast today on Live at Five and 7news At Six.
The man who died in the Sulphur City Jail early Tuesday morning had been arrested on a misdemeanor count of disturbing the peace by public intoxication. Jacob Naegele was arrested around 10:15 p.m. Monday and was found during a routine check by a jailer deceased in his cell around 2:45 a.m., Sulphur Police Chief Lewis Coats said. Naegele had been placed in a cell by himself. Coats said previously said that Naegele's "every move" while in police custody was recorded on came...More >>
A DeQuincy businessman has the distinction of being one of the first National Guard members to represent his town. It had been five years since World War 2 and Ed Wilcox found himself serving his country in the National Guard. Wilcox was too young to serve in the war, but felt the guard could keep him trained. "We went to training, Fort Polk and everywhere else," said Wilcox. "Learned to shoot. Learned how to walk. Laughs. How to march." Wilcox becam...More >>
Police have confirmed a man died earlier this week inside the Sulphur City Jail. According to Mel Estess, spokesman for the Sulphur Police Department, the man was arrested Tuesday, put in a cell alone, and died. Police are not giving any word on how he died or releasing his identity. The coroner's report is not complete according to Estess. KPLC will update this story as more information becomes available. Copyright 2017 KPLC. All rights reserved.More >>
A common strain of the herpes virus is causing What's Going Around this week. KPLC's Britney Glaser reports almost every child will contract roseola at some point, and there is no treatment for the infection.More >>
The Salty Catch Fishing Rodeo, benefiting St. Jude Children's Research Hospital, begins Friday at 12:01 A.M.More >>