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  • Former Metro Councilman Byron Sharper joins BR mayor's race

    May 3, 2016 2:52 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Former Metro Councilman Byron Sharper has made his candidacy for Mayor-President of Baton Rouge official as of Tuesday. Sharper says he's going to focus on reinforcing communication between education, businesses and traffic leaders as he tries to push city-parish leaders toward alleviating the main problems that... more »
  • Councilman says domestic abuse arrest was 'misunderstanding' Play Video

    February 23, 2016 12:08 AM

    DENHAM SPRINGS - Monday night, a city councilman in Denham Springs returned to his seat for the first time since he was arrested on Domestic Abuse Battery charges. He spoke to News 2's cameras for the first time. "This whole thing has been a misunderstanding," Chris Davis claims. "You know,... more »
  • Denham Springs councilman's arrest talk of town Play Video

    February 12, 2016 5:25 PM

    DENHAM SPRINGS - The domestic abuse battery arrest of Denham Springs Councilman Chris Davis has people talking around town. Denham Springs Police arrested Davis Thursday for an incident that happened in January at a home on Oakwood Drive. The councilman now faces a misdemeanor count of first-offense domestic abuse... more »
  • Councilman, wife accused of making false oil spill claim

    August 6, 2015 2:58 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Federal prosecutors unsealed an indictment Thursday which accuses Sorrento councilman Randy Anny and his wife Barbara of illegally claiming thousands of dollars of Gulf oil spill recovery money. U. S. Attorney Walt Green said Anny and his wife face federal charges of conspiracy and wire fraud.... more »
  • Mayor suggests councilman should resign after latest blunder Play Video

    November 5, 2014 10:32 PM

    GONZALES - The mayor suggested a councilman should resign after a controversy involving politicking near voting precincts on election day. Timothy Vessel was issued a misdemeanor summons for riding a tricycle around town and violating the 600 foot zone around voting precincts where politicking is not allowed. "[He]... more »
  • Cycling councilman's signs seized

    November 5, 2014 12:43 PM

    GONZALES - Police issued a summons to a Gonzales City Council member after they said he pedaled a bike covered in political signs too close to polling places on election day. Gonzales Police said Timothy Vessel was spotted riding a three-wheeled bike covered in signs early Tuesday morning along... more »
  • Racial slurs fly at city council meeting Play Video

    June 4, 2014 10:26 PM

    AMITE - Tuesday evening's council meeting in Amite included racial slurs and finger pointing by Councilman Jonathan Foster. In an audio clip recorded by our news partner in Tangipahoa Parish, ActionNews17.com , Councilman Foster uses a racial slur to describe his fellow black council members, Emanuel Zanders and Arthur... more »
  • Investigations loom over city, residents embarrassed Play Video

    February 17, 2014 9:08 PM

    SORRENTO - A visit to the town hall by the Louisiana Board of Ethics is not sitting well with people in Ascension Parish. One resident said the mounting scandals in her town are hard to deal with. "You hope that's going to be the worst," said Jenifer Tingle,... more »
  • Councilman fined for trying to use neighbor's power

    December 11, 2013 11:43 PM

    GONZALES- A city councilman will have to pay a fine or spend a limited amount of time after he was found guilty in connection with a theft of electricity case . Timothy Vessel was accused of using his neighbor's utilities to power his property while rebuilding from a fire.... more »
  • Former Baton Rouge city councilman, SU alumnus dies

    October 14, 2013 2:34 PM

    Baton Rouge- Former Baton Rouge Metro City Councilman and graduate of Southern University, Charles Kelly, has died. Kelly, who was a councilman from 1997 to 2008, died on Saturday. Kelly was a longtime and active member of the Southern University Alumni Federation, East Baton Rouge Parish Alumni Chapter.... more »
  • People want their bumpy roads taken seriously Play Video

    August 29, 2013 9:44 PM

    WALKER - Livingston Parish council members are at odds about a parish wide overlay project to repaved neglected roads. "I feel like it was a stab in the back," councilman Chance Parent said at a recent meeting. He was caught off guard when parish president Layton Ricks contracted... more »
  • Resolution seeking president's removal going forward

    April 8, 2013 11:41 AM

    THIBODAUX - A Lafourche Parish councilman says he will not pull a resolution seeking Parish President Charlotte Randolph's resignation over ethics violations. The Courier reports the parish council will debate the resolution Tuesday. Randolph has asked state ethics authorities to reconsider the $60,000 she's been ordered to pay because she... more »
  • New councilman withdraws Katrina tour fee proposal

    January 10, 2013 2:41 PM

    NEW ORLEANS - A newly-elected New Orleans city councilman, whose district includes the Lower 9th Ward, has withdrawn a package of ordinances that would have required tour buses to pay special fees to access the neighborhood. Councilman James Gray, who took office last month, says he needs more time to... more »
  • Councilman accused of stealing electricity Play Video

    January 2, 2013 10:37 PM

    GONZALES- Newly elected city councilman Tim Vessel faces misdemeanor charges, accused of stealing electricity from a neighbor. Police said a complaint was filed against Vessel by the property owner. The owner accused Vessel of plugging an extension cord in to a the neighbor's power supply and running tools with... more »
  • Newly-elected councilman ticketed for utility theft

    January 2, 2013 4:26 PM

    GONZALES - Police ticketed a new Gonzales city councilman after they said he stole electricity from a nearby trailer park. Police issued a misdemeanor summons to Timothy Vessel on Dec. 17 for theft of utility services. According to Chief Sherman Jackson, on Nov. 30 the manager of the... more »

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