October 6, 2014 4:26 PM
NAPOLEONVILLE - Two deputies and a corrections office were fired in Assumption Parish for using excessive force on a juvenile inmate.
The incident happened on Sept. 23 in one of the cell blocks at the parish's youth detention center in Napoleonville. Assumption Parish Sheriff Mike Waguespack says his department... more »
September 23, 2014 2:08 PM
BIRMINGHAM, AL - Police say the man who killed two people and himself inside a UPS warehouse in Alabama had been fired from the company just a day earlier. Police Lt. Sean Edwards said Tuesday that one of the victims had been a supervisor at the warehouse. Neither the gunman... more »
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 »
September 4, 2014 3:38 AM
NEW ORLEANS - Louisiana's Supreme Court is set to hear arguments in the case of thousands of New Orleans public school employees who were fired after Hurricane Katrina in 2005. Lower courts have ruled that the employees were denied due process rights by the New Orleans school board and the... more »
July 24, 2014 7:53 PM
COLUMBUS, OHIO- The leader of what's known as the "Best Damned Band in the Land" was fired by Ohio State University for knowing about but ignoring "serious cultural Issues", including sexual harassment.
Jonathan Waters took over the band two years ago after serving in lesser capacities for ten years.... more »
June 30, 2014 7:37 PM
HARTFORD, CONNECTICUT- A transgender cop was fired after a city investigation showed she was not discriminated against, despite her claims.
Franchesco Quaranta claims city leaders conspired to fire her because of her sexuality.
The city of Middletown says Quaranta failed her a fitness for duty evaluation, refused to... more »
June 27, 2014 3:13 AM
NEW ORLEANS - Louisiana is among a group of 32 states, Puerto Rico and the Cherokee tribal nation getting a portion of more than $154 million awarded by the federal government for job training laid-off workers in high-demand industries. The U.S. Department of Labor announced Thursday that Louisiana will get... more »
May 22, 2014 7:21 PM
ROCHESTER, NEW YORK- Two morning radio show hosts were fired over their on-air comments regarding Rochester's decision to cover gender reassignment surgery for city employees.
Kimberly Ray and Barry Beck of WBZA worked for Entercom Rochester. Ray referred to anyone seeking a gender reassignment procedure as a "nut job."... more »
March 31, 2014 7:11 PM
IOWA CITY, IOWA- The Governor of Iowa's staff maintains a "do not rehire" list that's grown by more than 250 names since Terry Branstad returned to office in 2011.
The list now has more than 1,400 names of people who were previously fired.
The list is more than... more »
November 13, 2013 12:10 PM
BIRMINGHAM, Al. - The Southwestern Athletic Conference announced on Wednesday that Grambling will face financial penalties after forfeiting its road game against Jackson State on Oct. 19. The SWAC did not announce exact figures in its release, but said the fine would be issued in accordance to the league's bylaws.... more »
October 24, 2013 2:20 PM
NEW ORLEANS- An attorney who was fired by the court-supervised administrator of BP's settlement with Gulf Coast businesses and residents is suing her former employer and the London-based oil giant. In a defamation lawsuit filed Monday in Orleans Parish Civil District Court, Christine Reitano argues that claims administrator Patrick Juneau... more »
September 25, 2013 6:27 PM
BATON ROUGE - The director of the Jewel J. Newman Community Center will appeal his termination Thursday morning in a meeting with the parish attorney.
District 2 Metro Council Woman Chauna Banks-Daniel sent the director, Carl Slaughter, a letter outlining 16 reasons why she wants him gone.
Slaughter,... more »
August 30, 2013 2:30 PM
WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. - Police say one student was wounded in a shooting at a North Carolina high school and that another student is in custody as a suspect A statement from police said officers responded to a shooting report about 2:30 p.m. Friday at Carver High School. It is on... more »
August 20, 2013 3:47 PM
DECATUR, Ga. - A police chief says the suspect in a Georgia elementary school shooting fired from inside the school and officers returned fire. DeKalb County Police Chief Cedric L. Alexander said at a news conference that the gunman who had an assault rifle was able to get into Ronald... more »
August 16, 2013 2:42 PM
BATON ROUGE - The East Baton Rouge Sheriff's Office booked one of their former detectives into parish prison, again.
Michael Abernathy, 36, of Zachary was charged with improper telephone communication and intimidating a witness.
Abernathy was arrested in January on a charge of domestic abuse battery after investigators... more »
August 8, 2013 10:41 PM
NEW ROADS - A fired deputy from the Pointe Coupee Parish Sheriff's Office is also a non-faculty coach for a Catholic school in the area, WBRZ News 2 learned Thursday night.
Joseph Reed Bueche, 51, lost his job with the sheriff's office after he was arrested on two counts... more »
August 8, 2013 10:43 AM
NEW ROADS - A deputy with the Pointe Coupee Parish Sheriff's Office has been arrested following a drug investigation. Sheriff Bud Torres said 51-year-old Joseph Reed Bueche, of Ventress, was fired Wednesday night following his arrest.
"Police officers are supposed to be held to a higher standard, we're supposed... more »
August 1, 2013 4:50 PM
WALKER - A Walker Police officer accused of hitting a rape suspect while they were in custody recently ran into trouble with past law enforcement agencies for using excessive force.
Livingston Parish Sheriff's deputies arrested James Dipuma, 32, after they said he hit Raymond Robison, 19, while Robison was... more »
July 26, 2013 11:04 AM
BATON ROUGE - Members of the NAACP called on the district attorney's office to fire a prosecutor in East Baton Rouge accused of making racist comments related to the Trayvon Martin killing.
Members of the Baton Rouge NAACP chapter met with District Attorney Hillar Moore before making their statements.... more »
July 17, 2013 8:04 PM
IOWA CITY, IOWA- A top investigator who complained about the Iowa Governor's speeding SUV was fired following a disciplinary review. Special Agent in Charge Larry Hedlund of the Iowa Division of Criminal Investigation got the axe on Wednesday. Last April, he pursued a SUV that was doing 90 miles per... more »
June 27, 2013 11:54 AM
NEW ORLEANS - Officials say a New Orleans police officer has been fired for clocking in overtime when he allegedly was doing personal business. Police spokeswoman Remi Braden tells The Advocate that Sgt. John Hunter was fired "after a lengthy, undercover Public Integrity Bureau investigation revealed that he had committed... more »
June 18, 2013 6:19 PM
NEW ORLEANS - A New Orleans Police officer has been fired for violating the department's policy on moral conduct. In a news release, officials said Jeremy Wilcox was dismissed Tuesday. Wilcox was pulled over last July by a St. John the Baptist Parish sheriff's deputy for driving a truck with... more »
June 17, 2013 10:31 PM
ATLANTA - Radio hosts were fired after making fun of former New Orleans Saint and ALS patient, Steve Gleason.
ALS, also known as Lou Gehrig's disease, causes rapid deterioration of muscles and loss of speech and other functions.
Gleason is wheelchair bound, talks with the help of a... more »
June 3, 2013 4:15 PM
CINCINNATI - A jury has sided with a teacher who sued a Catholic archdiocese in Ohio, saying it violated anti-discrimination laws by firing her after she became pregnant via artificial insemination. The federal jury found the Catholic Archdiocese of Cincinnati discriminated against Christa Dias by firing her in 2010. The... more »
May 23, 2013 5:46 PM
METAIRIE - Rob Ryan figures his firing in Dallas will help him relate to a Saints defense humbled by a historically bad season. Ryan, who spoke to reporters on Thursday for the first time since being hired by Saints coach Sean Payton in February, says he got his feelings hurt... more »
May 18, 2013 5:19 PM
SHREVEPORT, La. - The Shreveport Police Department has fired the brother of a slain officer, drawing fire from the local police union. Police Chief Willie Shaw said in a statement Friday that he had fired Sgt. Matthew Prunty for violating department policies. However, the head of the Shreveport Police Officers... more »
May 2, 2013 2:34 PM
HOUSTON - Witnesses are describing hearing two shots -- and then a few more -- inside Bush Intercontinental Airport in Houston today. A police spokesman says shots were fired near a ticket counter, and at least one armed man was critically injured. The gunfire sent people in the terminal scrambling... more »
April 22, 2013 7:44 PM
SAN FRANCISCO- A deputy social media director for Reuters accused of helping hackers change and deface a Los Angeles Times article says he was fired. Matthew Keys is accused by federal prosecutors of providing the hacking group Anonymous with login information to access the computer system of the The Tribune... more »
April 5, 2013 8:43 AM
BATON ROUGE - A former Baton Rouge police officer told a state judge he is innocent of felony charges that accuse him of falsifying misdemeanor summonses while he was on the force. Derek Burns has pleaded not guilty to first-degree injuring of public records and malfeasance. Both offenses carry up... more »
April 3, 2013 12:40 PM
PISCATAWAY, N.J. - The man who's been fired as basketball coach at Rutgers in New Jersey says there's "no excuse" for his behavior seen in video excerpts of his team's practice sessions. In the video, Mike Rice is seen shoving and grabbing players, throwing balls at them and using gay... more »
April 3, 2013 10:11 AM
PISCATAWAY, N.J. - Rutgers has fired basketball coach Mike Rice after a videotape aired showing him shoving, grabbing and throwing balls at players in practice and using gay slurs during practice. The videotape, broadcast Tuesday on ESPN, has prompted scores of outraged social media comments as well as sharp criticism... more »
March 27, 2013 5:55 PM
CENTRAL - The City of Central is rallying in support for Central High School football coach Mike Gardner.
A petition, signed by over 250 supporters against Central Community School System, reads "Keep Mike Gardner as a coach!"
Gardner is no longer coaching at Central High. He was an... more »
March 6, 2013 2:39 PM
BATON ROUGE - Dates have been set for Fired Baton Rouge Police Chief Dewayne White's civil service appeal hearing. The Municipal Fire and Police Civil Service Board's chairman, Sgt. Bryan Taylor, told attorneys Wednesday the hearing will be held May 13-15. In an email, East Baton Rouge Parish Mayor-President Kip... more »
February 26, 2013 7:29 AM
BATON ROUGE - Lt. Carl Dabadie, Jr., will be sworn in this morning as interim police chief of the Baton Rouge Police Department, three weeks after city leaders fired former chief Dewayne White.
Dabadie will lead the department until Mayor Kip Holden names a new chief.
White claims... more »
February 22, 2013 5:14 PM
BATON ROUGE - The Baton Rouge Police Union is a force led to protect one another. They represent almost 95% of all Baton Rouge Police Department employees, sworn-in and non-sworn. After Chief Dewayne White's firing, a number of union members are rattled about the decision.
"I have talked with... more »
February 21, 2013 2:47 PM
BATON ROUGE - Dewayne White's attorney officially filed an appeal today for his removal as Baton Rouge's police chief, claiming it was done in bad faith and without just cause.
The appeal to the municipal Civil Service Board of East Baton Rouge says White's termination was not done in... more »
February 21, 2013 12:35 PM
PORT ALLEN - Audrey McCain has her keys, her office, and her computer back a week after Port Allen Mayor "Deedy" Slaughter tried to fire the city's chief financial officer.
McCain told News 2 she was focused today on paying the city's bills. She pays city vendors every Thursday.... more »
February 20, 2013 12:52 PM
PORT ALLEN - A judge ruled today that Port Allen's mayor had no authority to fire the city's chief financial officer, and ordered she give her job back.
Judge Alvin Batiste said Audrey McCain was a department head, so Mayor "Deedy" Slaughter could not have fired her.
Slaughter... more »
February 20, 2013 10:32 AM
PORT ALLEN - Officials in Port Allen scheduled this morning to discuss the job status of the city's chief financial officer, whom the new mayor fired last week.
Mayor "Deedy" Slaughter fired Audrey McCain a week after News 2 received financial documents requested about the mayor's travel to Washington,... more »
February 20, 2013 8:51 AM
DAYTON, Ohio- A southwest Ohio woman says she was fired three days after the November election because she voted for President Barack Obama. The woman has filed a lawsuit in Montgomery County Common Pleas Court seeking damages starting at $25,000 against Q-Mark Inc. and its president. The Dayton-based company is... more »
February 19, 2013 5:31 PM
BATON ROUGE- A string of emails News 2 obtained after filing a public records request weeks ago detail what former Baton Rouge Police Chief Dewayne White identified as micromanagement by Mayor Kip Holden's office.
Those claims also came to light during a public hearing on the chief's job status... more »
February 18, 2013 4:55 PM
BATON ROUGE - Former Baton Rouge Police Chief Dewayne White said he plans to appeal today's firing at the local and state levels, after a contentious hearing between him and East Baton Rouge's mayor-president.
Mayor Kip Holden did not reverse his decision today to fire White after a public... more »
February 18, 2013 10:21 AM
NEW YORK - Major League Baseball has pitched an arbitration shutout. Reliever Darren O'Day completed a $5.8 million, two-year contract with the Baltimore Orioles today, becoming the 133rd and final player to settle without a hearing among the 133 who filed for arbitration Jan. 13. This is the first year... more »
February 14, 2013 5:54 PM
PORT ALLEN - Chief Financial Officer Audrey McCain is back on the job after Mayor "Deedy" Slaughter fired her on Monday.
Slaughter said McCain needed to be fired after clerical errors turned up on the city's financial audit.
"I asked the auditor, I said, did this happen on... more »
February 14, 2013 11:55 AM
BATON ROUGE - The Magnolia State Peace Officers Association of Louisiana released a statement today supporting Dewayne White, who was recently removed from his position as Baton Rouge Police chief.
The MSPOA said White had made "obvious efforts" to address concerns with crime, and they support him on a... more »
February 8, 2013 6:09 PM
BATON ROUGE - Three days after the East Baton Rouge Mayor's Office abruptly fired the city's police chief, his attorney said the Mayor may not have followed policy when making the decision.
Jill Craft, who represents Dewayne White, told News 2 the State Examiner's officer confirmed with her that... more »
February 8, 2013 5:40 PM
BATON ROUGE - Community leaders in Baton Rouge told News 2 today the seeds of trust planted by fired police chief Dewayne White will keep growing.
Rev. Isaiah J. Webster with the Greater New Guide Baptist Church said he was shocked to hear about White's firing Wednesday. Webster spent... more »
February 7, 2013 5:12 PM
BATON ROUGE - A Metro Council member called for changes to how the Baton Rouge Police Chief is selected, after the recently fired chief accused city-parish officials of keeping him from doing his job.
Council member C. Denise Marcelle said on Facebook Thursday that Dewayne White's accusations left a... more »
February 7, 2013 2:58 PM
BATON ROUGE - Through his attorney today, fired Baton Rouge Police Chief Dewayne White leveled serious allegations that the East Baton Rouge Mayor's Office interfered with his duties and actively kept him from speaking to the media about issues with the department.
White and his attorney, Jill Craft, made... more »
February 7, 2013 10:31 AM
BATON ROUGE - Former Baton Rouge Police Chief Dewayne White scheduled a press conference for this afternoon, a day after he was fired from his post.
White will hold the press conference at the office of his attorney, Jill Craft, at 2:30 p.m. News 2 will stream the event... more »
February 6, 2013 1:58 PM
BATON ROUGE- Police Chief Dewayne White was fired from his position as the city's top police officer Wednesday.
White told News 2 he received a letter around noon from city Chief Administrative Officer William Daniel that there was a "substantial disagreement with the direction of the Baton Rouge Police... more »
January 29, 2013 8:45 AM
BENTON- Bossier Parish Sheriff Julian Whittington has fired a deputy following the officer's arrest for driving while intoxicated. Whittington says Jesse Williams Jr., of Benton, was stopped Sunday by state police on La. Highway 3 near Benton on traffic violations. The sheriff says the trooper noticed the 48-year-old Williams appeared... more »
January 15, 2013 6:04 PM
PRAIRIEVILLE - Businesses are making cuts to their payroll ahead of the implementation of more health care reforms next year from the the Affordable Care Act.
Under the law, businesses with more than 50 full-time employees will be required to offer health insurance or face a penalty of $2,000... more »
December 11, 2012 7:16 PM
SEOUL, South Korea - South Korea says North Korea has fired a long-range rocket in a defiant move just days ahead of South Korea's presidential election. It was the second rocket launch under leader Kim Jong Un. Kim took power following his father Kim Jong Il's death one year ago.... more »
November 24, 2012 10:49 AM
FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. - Arkansas athletic director Jeff Long says interim football coach John L. Smith will not return next season. Long says in a statement released by the university that he met with Smith on Saturday, a day after the Razorbacks' season-ending 20-13 loss to LSU, and told him the... more »
October 24, 2012 12:30 PM
DES MOINES, Iowa - An Iowa teacher's aide has been fired after school officials learned she was the member of an Indianapolis family who tortured and killed a girl in the basement of their home in 1965. BCLUW school district superintendent Ben Petty says Paula Pace was fired by the... more »
October 16, 2012 4:33 PM
LAFAYETTE - A former Leesville police chief has been sentenced to nearly four years in prison for illegally possessing a firearm with an obliterated serial number. U.S. District Judge Richard Haik on Tuesday sentenced 51-year-old Bobby Hickman to 46 months in prison followed by three years of supervised release. Federal... more »
October 9, 2012 10:32 AM
ATLANTA - Georgia Tech has fired defensive coordinator Al Groh. Head coach Paul Johnson announced the move Monday, two days after the Yellow Jackets (2-4, 1-3 Atlantic Coast Conference) lost 47-31 to Clemson. The previous week, Georgia Tech gave up 49 points in an embarrassing loss to Middle Tennessee. Groh,... more »
October 5, 2012 7:31 PM
A former manager at the Sept. 11 memorial in New York says he was fired for questions about the safety at one of the most security-conscious place in the U.S. Thomas Cancelliere sued saying he was fired for telling his bosses the water in the fountains carried bacteria that can... more »
September 7, 2012 2:50 PM
BATON ROUGE - A former employee with the East Baton Rouge Sheriff's Office has been arrested for Stalking, Defamation and Improper Telephone Communications.
According to reports, Ronald Gautreaux of Plaquemine, allegedly called his ex-girlfriend, wrote to her, and showed up at her home despite her telling him to stop.... more »
May 6, 2012 9:23 AM
KABUL - NATO says an attacker wearing an Afghan army uniform has opened fired on coalition service members, killing one. The NATO statement says coalition forces returned fire and killed the shooter Sunday in southern Afghanistan. The alliance says an investigation is under way. It provided no other details. The... more »
May 1, 2012 3:39 PM
GRETNA - A Jefferson Parish sheriff's deputy has been fired following allegations of having sex with a teen-age girl. Sheriff Newell Normand said he terminated 23-year-old Blake Stewart, of Marrero.
Stewart has been booked with two counts of felony carnal knowledge of a juvenile. Normand said a 14-year-old girl... more »
March 7, 2012 10:31 PM
BATON ROUGE - The former director of the Office of Elderly Affairs lost her position just 24 hours after speaking out against the governor's plan to place the office under the Department of Health and Hospitals.
Martha Manuel says it was a now or never moment. If she hadn't... more »
February 11, 2012 5:39 PM
SHREVEPORT- Shreveport Police Chief Willie Shaw has fired two officers currently facing criminal charges in separate incidents.
Shaw fired 46-year-old Sgt. Joey Willis and 30-year-old Officer Jeffrion Smith after separate disciplinary conferences Friday. Willis, a 21-year department veteran, was indicted Jan. 25 on six federal charges related to his... more »
February 9, 2012 2:16 AM
BATON ROUGE - Police roped off a section of Woman's Hospital early this morning after a possible shooting. It happened just before 1 a.m. at the hospital, located on Airline Highway and Goodwood Blvd.
Police have not released any details regarding the incident at this time.
News 2... more »
January 23, 2012 7:33 PM
A cop who repeatedly smoked cigarettes inside the precinct house got fired after 17 years on the force in Newbern, Tennessee. Sgt. James Bishop got the axe last week for violating a 2007 city policy prohibiting smoking inside all municipal offices and buildings. The chief says he had complaints about... more »
November 9, 2011 4:33 PM
BATON ROUGE - LSU fired the Vet School researcher today who was accused last month of sexually abusing a graduate student.
Marc Boudreaux received his termination notice today according to his attorney, Jill Craft. She said the university claimed several accusations had been made against him by other co-workers,... more »
October 13, 2011 2:43 PM
HOUMA, La. - A former Terrebonne Parish Sheriff's deputy's request to see DNA evidence from the investigation that led to his conviction on a sex charge has been rejected by a state district judge.
Fifty-one-year-old Glenn Brunet was convicted in 2007 of carnal knowledge of a juvenile. The former... more »
October 4, 2011 5:49 PM
BATON ROUGE - A judge has determined Zachary's former assistant police chief should be reinstated to the department.
Bruce Chaisson was fired three years ago after being accused of harassing a neighbor and threatening coworkers.
Recently, District Judge Mike Caldwell ruled a fire and police civil service board... more »
August 11, 2011 2:44 PM
EAST FELICIANA PARISH - A local Parish Sheriff's Deputy has lost his job after detectives suspecting him of criminal mischief.
EFPSD detectives say an inmate at the parish prison gave money to Deputy Kabarris Jackson to buy some unnamed drugs and bring it back to him.
Police intercepted... more »
July 18, 2011 2:18 PM
LAFAYETTE, La. - Lafayette's city-parish government has fired an employee accused of secretly recording video in a men's restroom of the planning and zoning department.
Police said 38-year-old Jeffery Larcade, of Lafayette, was arrested Friday and booked with video voyeurism after a co-worker discovered the camera.
He had... more »
May 24, 2011 11:37 AM
BATON ROUGE - Board members voted to fire the executive director of the East Baton Rouge Parish Council on Aging this morning.
Johnny Dykes was removed from the position by the council's Board of Directors with a 7 to 3 vote and one abstention, according to his attorney.
... more »
April 30, 2011 4:45 PM
BATON ROUGE- Southern University will pay former basketball coach Ron Spivery an undisclosed amount of money for the last year on his contract after firing him last month.
Southern University System president Ronald Mason Jr. said that the figure will be more than $50,000, but less than Spivery's $125,000... more »
February 23, 2011 3:55 PM
NEW ORLEANS - A New Orleans police lieutenant convicted of writing a false report about the fatal shooting of a man by a police officer following Hurricane Katrina has been fired.
Chief Ronal Serpas said Lt. Travis McCabe was dismissed Wednesday after an investigation into events surrounding the fatal... more »
February 6, 2011 11:21 AM
NEW ORLEANS- Two New Orleans police officers have been fired for misconduct while on duty.
The Times Picayune reports Officer Carey Dykes, a 13-year veteran, was fired this past week for numerous violations, including having sex with a woman while on the clock, sleeping while on duty and disregarding... more »
January 30, 2011 10:57 AM
HOHENWALD, Tenn.- An elephant refuge in rural Tennessee may soon allow the public to get a closer glimpse of the animals as officials at the sanctuary wrestle with an unexpected management change and a lawsuit.
The sanctuary is the nation's largest refuge for elephants that are old and sick... more »
December 15, 2010 12:55 PM
PANAMA CITY, Fla. - School officials say the wife of the ex-convict who held a Florida school board at gunpoint had been fired from her job as a teacher.
Bay District personnel director Tommye Lou Richardson says Rebecca Crowder-Duke was fired in February.
The district hired her in... more »
November 11, 2010 9:00 AM
SANDUSKY, OH - A longtime teacher from Ohio was fired after an investigation concluded she slept in class and repeatedly arrived late. Carol Smith was recommended for firing by a referee who said her actions were "totally unprofessional" and threatened the safety of her middle and high school students. Students... more »
November 7, 2010 9:57 AM
LAFAYETTE, La.- The Lafayette Parish Sheriff's Office has fired two deputies after an internal affairs investigation revealed both had been driving a patrol unit that ended up submerged in a pond at a deputy's home on Oct. 23.
Lt. Craig Stansbury, spokesman for the Sheriff's Office, says the incident... more »
October 28, 2010 10:31 AM
NEW ORLEANS - New Orleans Regional Business Park misspent nearly $60,000 in federal grants and didn't properly record another $95,000, according to a legislative audit.
The company also paid $2,000 to a consulting firm that is owned by its executive director, Roy Mack Sr. It's a violation of state... more »
October 27, 2010 4:19 PM
Three New Orleans police officers - two accused of mistreating police dogs and one charged with illegally shooting his gun - have been fired. Superintendent Ronal Serpas announced on Wednesday that Officers Jason Lewis, Nikia Adams and Patrick O'Hearn were dismissed for violating department rules. Lewis, a 13-year veteran, and... more »