WBRZ TV: PROMINENT BATON ROUGE FEDERAL JUDGE DIES!

Sources tell News 2 (WBRZ TV Baton Rouge, La.) that Judge Ralph Tyson has died.

Tyson was a long-time federal judge on the United States District Court for the Middle District of Louisiana. He was appointed to the bench in 1998 by then-President Bill Clinton.

One of the most notable cases he presided over recently was the federal corruption trial of former New Roads Mayor Tommy Nelson.

Tyson has been sick recently and adjourned each day at 3:30 p.m. to get chemotherapy.