Football fans in Louisiana and around the country will likely know Mychal Kendricks best as a member of the Philadelphia Eagles team that won Super Bowl LII. Reduced playing time prompted the former second-round draft pick to sign with the Cleveland Browns in June 2018, but media reports reveal that the Browns released him on Aug. 29 after media outlets reported that federal prosecutors had charged him with insider trading.
A 24-year-old man from Church Point was killed in a three-vehicle crash on Aug. 14. The accident occurred in Acadia Parish at the intersection of LA Hwy 95 and LA Hwy 365.
Many legal observers were surprised in 2016 when a Louisiana federal judge sentenced a Hollywood film producer to probation for defrauding the state's film tax credit program. This raised eyebrows because the producer was spared prison time despite sentencing guidelines that called for a custodial sentence of between 14 and 17 years. After issuing the sentence, the judge accused the prosecutors involved of being mean-spirited and overly zealous.
A hit-and-run crash is one of the last things you would want your family to be in. These are often the most frustrating accidents to deal with. Due to the fleeing motorist, police may not find the guilty party immediately while the victim suffers the consequences.
Police in Louisiana have taken six people into custody and are searching for two others in connection with an identity theft ring. The St. Tammany Parish Sheriff's Office says that the group rummaged through garbage cans outside a Hammond loan business to find documents containing sensitive information. The scheme is said to have been in operation for about a year and 45 victims have been identified so far according to media accounts.
On July 26, a 31-year-old Louisiana man was killed when a pickup truck struck the bicycle he was riding. The accident occurred in Acadia Parish.