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  • Horror master Wes Craven dies at 76

    August 31, 2015 8:15 AM

    LOS ANGELES- Wes Craven, whose "Nightmare on Elm Street" and "Scream" movies made him one of the most recognizable names in the horror film genre, has died. He was 76. Craven's family said in a statement that he died in his Los Angeles home Sunday after battling brain cancer. A... more »
  • Southern's Broussard not to return as athletic director check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    August 3, 2015 4:46 PM

    BATON ROUGE – Southern University announced Monday that Dr. William Broussard will not return as director of athletics. In March, Southern University temporarily reassigned Broussard to the Southern System Presidents office as assistant to the president for institutional advancement. Monday’s announcement makes that assignment permanent. In the official... more »
  • Under fire for data breach, Obama personnel chief steps down

    July 10, 2015 5:21 PM

    WASHINGTON - The embattled head of the government's personnel office abruptly stepped down Friday, bowing to mounting demands following an unprecedented breach of private information her agency was entrusted to protect. Director Katherine Archuleta had come under scathing criticism amid revelations this year that hackers - widely believed to... more »
  • Director of municipal retirees' system put on paid leave

    June 6, 2015 12:47 PM

    BATON ROUGE - The director the Municipal Employees Retirement System of Louisiana has been put on paid leave after the disclosure that law enforcement officers are investigating possible document tampering. NOLA.com/The Times-Picayune reports that the system's board was told Friday that director Robert Rust spent three weeks removing from his... more »
  • Secret Service director says he's working on agency culture

    March 17, 2015 10:07 AM

    WASHINGTON - Secret Service Director Joseph Clancy says he is frustrated about the latest allegations of wrongdoing by two senior agents. Clancy says he wasn't told about an alleged drunken driving incident near the White House earlier this month for several days. Clancy was testifying Tuesday before a House Appropriations... more »
  • Director of Allman film pleads guilty in train crash death

    March 9, 2015 11:55 AM

    JESUP, GA - The director of a movie about musician Gregg Allman has pleaded guilty in a train crash that killed a camera assistant and injured six film workers. Director Randall Miller pleaded guilty Monday to involuntary manslaughter and criminal trespassing as part of a plea deal. Under the deal,... more »
  • Secret Service chief resigns amid security lapses

    October 1, 2014 2:40 PM

    WASHINGTON - Secret Service Director Julia Pierson has resigned amid security lapses at the White House. Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson said Wednesday that Pierson offered her resignation, and he accepted it. The move came one day after her appearance before the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee in a... more »
  • Fired director joins OSU band alumni for game

    September 14, 2014 10:10 AM

    COLUMBUS, Ohio - The fired director of Ohio State's celebrated marching band conducted the alumni band for its annual game-day appearance at Ohio Stadium. Jonathan Waters was among the alumni Saturday who marched into the stadium for the Buckeyes' game against Kent State. The 37-year-old Waters was fired July 24... more »
  • Ohio State trustees won't reinstate band director

    August 16, 2014 12:59 PM

    COLUMBUS, Ohio - Ohio State University's trustees have rebuffed a bid by the fired band director to get his job back. Board Chairman Jeffrey Wadsworth wrote Friday to Jonathan Waters' attorney, saying the trustees stand firmly behind President Michael Drake's decision to oust him. Waters had written to the board... more »
  • Actor, Director Quentin Tarantino to lead Orpheus

    January 30, 2014 2:14 PM

    NEW ORLEANS- Actor, director Quentin Tarantino will reign as the Krewe of Orpheus' 2014 Celebrity Monarch. Tarantino will lead the 27 float procession, themed "The Enchanted World," on Lundi Gras, Monday, March 3, the eve of Mardi Gras. Following the parade, the krewe's more than 1,300 members, will host its... more »
  • Obama's ATF nomination sent to full Senate

    July 11, 2013 5:34 PM

    WASHINGTON - President Barack Obama's nomination of B. Todd Jones to lead the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives has been sent to the full Senate. Obama picked Jones to lead the ATF following the mass shooting in December at a Connecticut elementary school where 26 people, including 20... more »
  • Ex-FBI director to review BP settlement program

    July 2, 2013 3:27 PM

    NEW ORLEANS - A federal judge has appointed former FBI Director Louis Freeh to conduct an independent investigation of alleged misconduct by a lawyer who worked for the court-supervised administrator of BP's multibillion-dollar settlement along with a team of private attorneys. U.S. District Judge Carl Barbier issued an order Tuesday... more »
  • Mirabito recommended for CATS interim director

    May 29, 2013 3:25 PM

    BATON ROUGE - A search committee recommended a former telecommunications vice president today to head the Capital Area Transit System in East Baton Rouge Parish. The committee chose Robert Mirabito after interviews with him and the runner-up for the position, John Conroy. The recommendation will go before the full... more »
  • IRS replaces official who oversaw targeting

    May 23, 2013 4:58 PM

    WASHINGTON - A day after she refused to answer questions at a congressional hearing, Lois Lerner has been replaced as director the Internal Revenue Service division that oversaw agents who targeted tea party groups. Danny Werfel, the agency's new acting commissioner, told IRS employees in an email Thursday that he... more »
  • Graham calls for delay on Brennan nomination

    January 8, 2013 10:03 AM

    WASHINGTON - A Republican senator is calling for a delay in confirming President Barack Obama's pick for CIA director until the administration provides answers on the deadly Sept. 11 assault in Libya. Sen. Lindsey Graham said Tuesday that he has tried repeatedly to get answers on raid on the... more »
  • Animal shelter director out

    December 4, 2012 9:44 PM

    BATON ROUGE- The director of the animal shelter is out of a job. WBRZ News 2 confirmed Kimberly Sherlaw is no longer with the shelter. The shelter has been in the midst of controversy over how it is operated. Numerous complaints have been filed against the organization in... more »
  • Petraeus reportedly shocked by word of emails from Broadwell

    November 12, 2012 2:27 PM

    WASHINGTON - Ex-CIA director David Petraeus is telling friends he was shocked to find that his biographer, Paula Broadwell, was suspected of sending anonymous, threatening emails to a Petraeus friend she saw as a romantic rival. A close Petraeus associate says FBI investigators told Petraeus that Broadwell sent anonymous emails... more »
  • Lawmakers issue subpoena for pharmacy director

    November 6, 2012 3:30 PM

    WASHINGTON - House lawmakers have issued a subpoena for the director of the pharmacy linked to the deadly meningitis outbreak, after he reportedly declined to appear before Congress next week. The Energy and Commerce Committee says that Barry Cadden, co-founder of New England Compounding Center, indicated through his lawyer that... more »
  • 'Top Gun' director left behind notes to loved ones

    August 20, 2012 10:44 AM

    LOS ANGELES - Coroner's officials investigating Tony Scott's death say the director left several notes to loved ones in his car before jumping from a Los Angeles bridge Sunday. Coroner's spokesman Craig Harvey says initial investigative notes do not classify the writings as suicide notes, but the office is treating... more »
  • Chase probe clears ex-Jetson director

    August 13, 2012 9:56 AM

    BATON ROUGE - An investigation by the Office of Juvenile Justice has found that former Jetson Center for Youth Director Daron Brown did nothing wrong when he allegedly chased a vehicle he believed was carrying two juveniles who escaped from the secure-care facility. OJJ spokeswoman Jerel Giarrusso says Brown... more »
  • Mel Stuart, director of 'Willy Wonka,' dead at 83

    August 10, 2012 9:04 AM

    NEW YORK - Mel Stuart's family says the award-winning documentary filmmaker who also directed "Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Factory" has died. His daughter, Madeline Stuart, said he died Thursday night of cancer at his home in Los Angeles. He was 83. During the 1960s and 1970s, Stuart... more »
  • OJJ to hold announcement tonight on Jetson escapees

    July 9, 2012 6:32 PM

    BATON ROUGE - The Office of Juvenile Justice announced a late-notice press conference this evening to release more details about two juveniles who escaped from the Jetson Center for Youth and were later caught. Clarence McWilliams and Demonte Washington walked out of the facility last Tuesday. They were found... more »
  • LSU School of Music names director

    March 14, 2012 4:27 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Stephen David Beck, current Haymon Professor of Composition and Computer Music at LSU, has been named as the school's new director effective July 1st. Beck received his Ph.D. in music composition and theory from the University of California, Los Angeles, in 1988. His current research includes sound... more »
  • Former abstinence director sentenced

    March 1, 2012 4:57 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Louisiana's former director for the Governor's Program on Abstinence has been sentenced to six years in prison. 64-year-old Gail Ray Dignam was convicted last year on two counts of mail fraud. U.S. District Judge James J. Brady also ordered Dignam to pay restitution and to... more »
  • Former HBPA executive director gets 13 months behind bars

    February 3, 2012 2:49 PM

    NEW ORLEANS - The former executive director of the Louisiana Horsemen's Benevolent and Protective Association will serve 13 months in federal prison after her conviction for conspiracy to commit mail fraud, wire fraud and identity fraud. Mona Hebert Romero was sentenced Friday. The 43-year-old Metairie woman was also ordered to... more »
  • EBR library director quits, board asks for investigation

    December 15, 2011 10:16 PM

    BATON ROUGE- David Farrar's resignation Thursday isn't the end of the East Baton Rouge Parish Library Board of Control's troubles. It's actually asking for an investigation into its own practices because of the controversy surrounding the former library director. Farrar's issues started last month when the board began... more »
  • EBR Library director resigns check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    December 15, 2011 2:37 PM

    BATON ROUGE - The director for the East Baton Rouge Parish Library system abruptly resigned from his position earlier this afternoon, according to library board members. The board received an email around 2 p.m. from director David Farrar which stated he was resigning. In a copy of the email... more »
  • Jindal picks St. Tammany chief as emergency leader

    November 30, 2011 4:56 PM

    BATON ROUGE - St. Tammany Parish President Kevin Davis has been chosen by the governor to be in charge of Louisiana's emergency preparedness office. He will start as director of the Governor's Office on Homeland Security and Emergency Preparedness on Dec. 9. Gov. Bobby Jindal's office announced the appointment... more »
  • Companion Animal Alliance director steps down

    September 27, 2011 4:49 PM

    BATON ROUGE - The executive director of the group that took over animal sheltering operations for East Baton Rouge Parish stepped down from her post today. Laura Hinze submitted her resignation to the Companion Animal Alliance board after just two months in the position, according to board chair Christel... more »
  • Companion Animal Alliance hopes to make shelter "no-kill"

    August 1, 2011 6:03 PM

    BATON ROUGE- The new director of Companion Animal Alliance, or CAA, hopes to make East Baton Rouge Animal Control and Rescue a no-kill facility. Laura Hinze moved from Chicago to be the director of CAA, the organization in charge of running the shelter at animal control. As the... more »
  • Report: Tennessee interested in LSU AD Alleva

    July 26, 2011 4:16 PM

    KNOXVILLE, Tenn. - According to reports, LSU Athletic Director Joe Alleva may be moving to the University of Tennessee in the coming days. ESPN 1180 in Knoxville, Tenn. Tweeted earlier today that a source told them the Volunteers had worked out a deal with Alleva and he would be... more »
  • LSU picks director of conducting, wind ensembles

    June 25, 2011 10:29 AM

    BATON ROUGE- The LSU School of Music has named Donald McKinney director of wind ensembles and conducting. Laurence Kaptain, dean of the LSU College of Music & Dramatic Arts, said McKinney's selection came after a two-year search by a committee made up of LSU alumni, faculty and an undergraduate... more »
  • Ouachita band director accused of sex act on teen

    April 24, 2011 1:01 PM

    MONROE, La.- Authorities say Ouachita Parish High School band director Jon G. Lindsey has been charged with obscenity after being accused of performing a sex act on a 17-year-old boy in a car at a service station. Police reports reviewed by the News-Star said Lindsey denied performing oral sex... more »
  • Les Miles meets with Michigan AD in Baton Rouge

    January 10, 2011 9:25 PM

    BATON ROUGE - LSU Athletics officals confirm football coach Les Miles spent a portion of this evening meeting with Michigan Athletic Director Dave Brandon. Brandon flew into town from Dallas this afternoon, and reportedly left following his meeting with Miles, and then returned to Ann Arbor, Michigan. Miles and... more »
  • Former NO aviation director pleads guilty to obstruction

    January 5, 2011 1:09 PM

    NEW ORLEANS – The former aviation director of New Orleans has pleaded guilty to obstruction of justice, after prosecutors said he used his position to hide from his insurance company that his wife’s luxury BMW wasn’t destroyed in Hurricane Katrina. As part of a plea deal Hunter admitted that he... more »
  • "Empire Strikes Back" director Irvin Kershner dies

    November 29, 2010 11:06 AM

    LOS ANGELES - Irvin Kershner - who directed the Star Wars sequel "The Empire Strikes Back," the James Bond film "Never Say Never Again" and "Robocop 2" - has died at age 87. Kershner died Saturday in Los Angeles after a long illness, said Adriana Santini, a France-based actress who... more »
  • Expo center official punched in face

    November 16, 2010 8:57 AM

    GONZALES - Ascension Parish's homeland security director punched the Lamar-Dixon Expo Center director in the jaw after a confrontation over traffic plans for the Festival of Festivals. Deputies say Rick Webre told them he hit John D. Vogt in self-defense after Vogt tried to continue an argument over whether to... more »
  • East Feliciana official receives $16K pay raise

    November 2, 2010 6:15 AM

    CLINTON - The director of Homeland Security and Office of Emergency Management in East Feliciana Parish is getting a $16,000 salary increase after the police jury approved the raise. The increase brings Henry Weigand's salary of $30,000 to the state average of $45,860 for parish Homeland Security directors. The salary... more »
  • EPA names director for oil spill restoration panel

    October 26, 2010 4:44 AM

    A Florida native and consultant on environmental and land issues has been given the job of executive director for a panel set up to handle ecosystem restoration from the BP oil spill. John Hankinson Jr. will handle the daily affairs of the Gulf Coast Ecosystem Restoration Task Force, a panel... more »
  • Heads of LHA resign after HUD steps in

    October 25, 2010 2:51 PM

    The director and deputy director of the Lafayette Housing Authority have resigned after a federal audit raised questions about the group’s finances. The Advocate newspaper reports that LHA Director Walter Guillory and Deputy Director Jonathan Carmouch resigned at a staff meeting this morning. This comes about a week after federal... more »
  • Director gets one year in prison in wiretapping case

    October 4, 2010 12:59 PM

    "Die Hard" director John McTiernan was sentenced to one year in prison Monday for lying about his association with a private investigator to illegally wiretap a movie producer. In a stinging rebuke of the 59-year-old McTiernan, U.S. District Judge Dale Fischer said he should receive a harsher sentence than... more »
  • Ex-airport director, wife indicted in Katrina case

    September 18, 2010 9:52 AM

    After backing out of a plea deal, the former director of aviation at New Orleans' Louis Armstrong International Airport and his wife have been indicted on charges they tried to profit from a bogus insurance claim after Hurricane Katrina. Friday's nine-count indictment against 44-year-old Sean Hunter and his 31-year-old wife,... more »
  • LSU Tiger Marching Band director announces resignation

    June 14, 2010 5:33 PM

    The LSU Tiger Marching Band director has announced her resignation today from the university. Dr. Linda Moorhouse, who is also the Associate Director of Bands and Assistant Professor within the LSU College of Music and Dramatic Arts, is taking a position at the University of Illinois as Visiting Associate Professor... more »
  • Tiger band to get new leader in summer

    April 6, 2010 6:53 AM

    "The Golden Band from Tigerland" will have a new leader starting this summer. LSU announced Monday that Linda Moorhouse, associate director of bands, will take over as the new director of the LSU Tiger Marching Band. Frank Wickes, who has served as the director of bands for 30 years, is... more »
  • Monroe's former tax director rejects plea bargain

    February 5, 2010 9:34 AM

    Defense attorney Charles Kincaid says Monroe's former tax collector has rejected a plea bargain. Patrick Onyemechara is charged with 30 counts of felony theft and one of racketeering. Kincaid says the former director of revenue and taxation rejected a guilty plea on Thursday to racketeering and five counts of felony... more »
  • Oscar nominations

    February 2, 2010 8:01 AM

    Best Picture: "Avatar," "The Blind Side," "District 9," "An Education," "The Hurt Locker," "Inglourious Basterds," "Precious: Based on the Novel 'Push' by Sapphire," "A Serious Man," "Up," "Up in the Air" Actor: Jeff Bridges, "Crazy Heart"; George Clooney, "Up in the Air"; Colin Firth, "A Single Man"; Morgan Freeman, "Invictus";... more »
  • Famous director arrested

    September 28, 2009 9:15 AM

    Update: Roman Polanski will fight Swiss extradition to the United States. Director Roman Polanski was arrested in Switzerland, accused of having sex with a 13-year-old girl in 1977. Polanski is the director of famous films like "Chinatown" and "Rosemary's Baby". He fled the U.S. for France in 1978,... more »
  • Famous director arrested

    September 27, 2009 5:06 PM

    Director Roman Polanski was arrested in Switzerland, accused of having sex with a 13-year-old girl in 1977. Polanski is the director of famous films like "Chinatown" and "Rosemary's Baby". He fled the U.S. for France in 1978, a year after pleading guilty to unlawful sexual intercourse with the underage... more »
  • '80s teen flick director John Hughes dies in NYC

    August 6, 2009 4:18 PM

    John Hughes, who directed many influential movies in the 1980s and penned many others, died Thursday of a heart attack in Manhattan, a spokeswoman said. He was in New York visiting family. Hughes directed many popular films, including "The Breakfast Club," "Ferris Bueller's Day Off," and "Sixteen Candles." He also... more »
  • Michael Cauble - Sports Director

    August 3, 2009 2:27 PM

    Michael Cauble is the Sports Director for News 2 Louisiana . He joined the WBRZ team as a sports intern in September 1997. Michael's father was in the Air Force, so he lived all over the world. He was born in Bitburg, Germany. As a child, Michael lived in... more »

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