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  • Former city marshal to serve a week in jail for trip to US Virgin Islands

    September 8, 2017 1:44 PM

    MARKSVILLE - A former Alexandria city marshal will spend a week in jail for not notifying authorities about his trip to the US Virgin Islands. According to KALB-TV in Alexandria , Norris Greenhouse Jr. will have to report to the Avoyelles Parish Sheriff's Office on Monday by 2 p.m.... more »
  • Two Southern officials fired as school retools

    September 7, 2017 4:01 PM

    BATON ROUGE- Southern University fired two high profile administrators at the school, WBRZ learned Thursday. Dean of Students Marcus Coleman and Project Director Dr. Vaneshette Henderson were both notified on September 1, 2017, that the University was severing ties with them. Both employees last day with the University is... more »
  • Several shootings reported in Baton Rouge Sunday

    August 20, 2017 6:51 PM

    BATON ROUGE - It's been a busy weekend for first responders as crews were called to at least four separate reported shootings Sunday. The Baton Rouge Police Department confirmed it responded to four shootings, one of which was fatal. The first shooting occurred early Sunday morning in the... more »
  • Report: 7-year-old hurt in triple shooting on I-10 in New Orleans

    July 2, 2017 8:13 PM

    NEW ORLEANS – Parts of I-10 East were closed as police investigated a shooting which involved three victims, including a child, Sunday afternoon. According to a report from WWL, New Orleans Police were called to the scene near Read Boulevard around 5:22 p.m. in regards to an aggravated battery... more »
  • Area ice cream shop fires employees after tirade aimed at sheriff's deputies Play Video

    June 26, 2017 1:35 PM

    HAMMOND – Employees at an ice cream shop were fired after a tirade toward lawmen who visited the store recently. In a Facebook post Monday, Dairy Queen wrote it terminated employees involved in an incident this weekend at the store in Hammond. Sources told WBRZ, store employees were rude... more »
  • Trump says he didn't tape his conversations with Comey

    June 22, 2017 1:32 PM

    WASHINGTON - President Donald Trump says he "did not make" and doesn't have any recordings of his private conversations with James Comey - his fired FBI director. Trump also tweets that he has "no idea" whether other "tapes" or recordings exist. Trump has disputed Comey's assertion... more »
  • Man charged with attempted murder in Gardere shooting

    May 31, 2017 3:26 PM

    BATON ROUGE - A man has been charged with attempted murder after a shooting that occurred in the Gardere area Monday. According to the East Baton Rouge Sheriff's Office, 25-year-old Courtney Lanaute was arrested for shooting at another man after an argument on Skysail Avenue Monday. Deputies say... more »
  • Police officer who shot and killed Texas teen is fired

    May 3, 2017 12:11 PM

    BALCH SPRINGS - Police in suburban Dallas have fired the officer who shot and killed a black 15-year-old boy riding in a vehicle leaving party, and the family of the teenager wants criminal charges filed against the officer. Balch Springs, Texas, Police Chief Jonathan Haber says the officer, identified as... more »
  • Bill O'Reilly loses his job at Fox News

    April 19, 2017 4:04 PM

    Bill O'Reilly has lost his job at Fox News Channel following reports that five women had been paid millions of dollars to keep quiet about harassment allegations. 21st Century Fox issued a statement Wednesday that "after a thorough and careful review of the allegations, the company and Bill O'Reilly have... more »
  • EPA seeks to derail cleanup of coal power plant pollution

    April 18, 2017 11:13 PM

    WASHINGTON - The Trump administration is once again seeking to scuttle cuts to pollution from coal-fired power plants. The Environmental Protection Agency on Tuesday asked a federal appeals court in Washington to postpone consideration of 2012 rules requiring energy companies to cut emissions of toxic chemicals. The agency said it... more »
  • Sonic employee arrested for firing weapon after fight with co-worker

    April 18, 2017 1:24 PM

    BATON ROUGE – A Sonic employee is in custody following reports of shots fired on Government Street Tuesday morning. The shooting took place around 10 a.m. at the Sonic Drive-in in the 5300 block of Government Street. Officers arrested 20-year-old Maya Blanton after she got into a physical... more »
  • One hospitalized after shooting on Gibbens Road

    March 26, 2017 9:38 PM

    BATON ROUGE - One person was taken to the hospital after after a shooting on Gibbens Road Sunday afternoon. According to BRPD, the victim and three others were inside of vehicle in the 11000 block of Gibbens Road around 5:30 p.m. Police say a bullet struck the vehicle hitting... more »
  • Senior Trump appointee fired after critical comments

    February 19, 2017 1:42 PM

    WASHINGTON - A senior Trump administration official was fired after criticizing President Donald Trump's policies toward Mexico during a private speech. Trump had appointed Craig Deare last month to head the National Security Council's Western Hemisphere division. On Friday, Deare was escorted out of the building where he worked. A... more »
  • Third suspect in fatal Baton Rouge shootings arrested

    February 18, 2017 8:08 PM

    BATON ROUGE - The East Baton Rouge Sheriff's Department announced that a third suspect connected to the fatal shooting on Maplewood Drive has turned himself in. Dominick Holliday turned himself in to Baton Rouge Police Sunday and was arrested for second Degree Murder in the Maplewood Drive homicide and... more »
  • 14-year-old student in custody after shots fired at Scotlandville High School Play Video

    February 6, 2017 1:03 PM

    BATON ROUGE – A 14-year-old student is in custody after shots were fired at Scotlandville Magnet High School on Monday just before noon. Paramedics told WBRZ News 2 that no one was injured. The East Baton Rouge Sheriff's Office said that an undercover detective was in the area and... more »
  • 'SNL' writer suspended for tweet about Barron Trump

    January 23, 2017 5:18 PM

    NEW YORK - A "Saturday Night Live" writer has been suspended indefinitely after tweeting a poorly received joke about Donald Trump's 10-year-old youngest son, Barron. A person familiar with the situation but not authorized to speak publicly tells The Associated Press that Katie Rich was suspended immediately after writing an... more »
  • Police presence seen at university apartments after shots fired reported

    December 8, 2016 1:38 PM

    BATON ROUGE – A police presence was seen at an apartment complex near LSU University on Thursday afternoon following a report that shots were fired. Police responded to University Crescent apartments on Burbank, however according to police, the report of shots fired may have been from a BB gun.... more »
  • Texas has 'let go' coach Charlie Strong after 3 seasons

    November 26, 2016 11:32 AM

    AUSTIN, Texas - Texas has "let go" football coach Charlie Strong after a 16-21 record in three seasons. Strong had two years left on a guaranteed contract that pays more than $5 million per year. Strong was hired from Louisville in 2014 to replace Mack Brown, who won the 2005... more »
  • 2 Mississippi police officers fired in child's death

    October 5, 2016 10:45 AM

    LONG BEACH, Miss. - Reports say two Mississippi police officers have been fired after the death of a 3-year-old girl, who authorities say was left alone in a parked patrol car for four hours last week. Local media organizations report the Long Beach Board of Aldermen voted unanimously Tuesday night... more »
  • Les Miles can expect at least a $9 million payout Play Video

    September 26, 2016 5:19 PM

    BATON ROUGE- Former LSU Head Football Coach Les Miles can expect to receive at least $9 million dollars in a payout over six years for firing him. That word came down late Monday from LSU leaders. His contract spells out exactly what he could have received. Miles was eligible... more »
  • 5 wounded when shots fired into crowd at Michigan party

    September 11, 2016 12:46 PM

    KOCHVILLE TOWNSHIP, Mich. - Authorities say at least five people were hurt after shots were fired into a crowd at a party near Saginaw Valley State University in central Michigan. Saginaw County sheriff's officials say the people were treated at hospitals and that their injuries aren't considered life-threatening. They say... more »
  • Baltimore police chief: Some officers fired

    August 10, 2016 11:19 AM

    BALTIMORE - Baltimore's police commissioner says biased law enforcement tactics won't be tolerated, adding that the department has already fired some officers who committed some of the most egregious violations found during a Justice Department investigation. Kevin Davis said during a news conference Wednesday that biased police tactics won't... more »
  • State Rep. from Slidell calls for firing of state superintendent

    August 8, 2016 5:56 PM

    BATON ROUGE – A state representative from Slidell is calling for Louisiana Superintendent John White to be fired from his position. State Rep. Kevin Pearson said that the Board of Elementary and Secondary Education should terminate Superintendent John White after his job performance evaluation last week. "In the... more »
  • Taco Bell employee fired after denying service to deputies

    July 18, 2016 6:19 PM

    PHENIX CITY, Ala. - A Taco Bell employee in Alabama has been fired after authorities say two Lee County deputies were denied service. Lee County Sheriff Jay Jones said in a statement that the uniformed deputies were told by the cashier Saturday night in Phenix City that they wouldn't be... more »
  • Sheriff's lieutenant accused of soliciting for prostitution

    July 2, 2016 3:07 PM

    ALEXANDRIA - A Rapides Parish sheriff's lieutenant has been fired after he was charged with soliciting for prostitution. Sheriff William Earl Hilton said he fired Stacy Bender on Friday. Bender faces six counts of malfeasance in office, two counts of solicitation for prostitution, inciting prostitution, obstruction of justice and two... more »
  • Decision on fired police chief's appeal delayed until next week

    May 26, 2016 12:27 AM

    DENHAM SPRINGS - Following more than 4 hours of testimony Wednesday night, an appeals hearing for the Denham Springs Police chief who was fired in April ended without a decision. It was the second consecutive night the hearing continued for more than four hours. At the conclusion, a motion... more »
  • Investigation into Pointe Coupee jail employee firings and resignations over Play Video

    May 2, 2016 12:30 PM

    POINTE COUPEE - The investigation following the firing of two employees and the resignation of three from the Pointe Coupee Parish detention center has ended on Monday, according to according to the Pointe Coupee Sheriff’s Captain Steve Juge. An investigation that started Apr. 26 led up to the terminations... more »
  • Report released on firing of Denham Springs Police chief Play Video

    April 14, 2016 2:25 PM

    DENHAM SPRINGS - The city of Denham Springs released a 200-page report on the investigation into recently-fired police Chief Scott Jones. The city of Denham Springs released a lengthy report to @WBRZ about the firing of Chief Scott Jones & Cpt. Kistler. pic.twitter.com/y5zATLznvf — Troy Gaulden WBRZ (@TroyGaulden)... more »
  • Settlement reached over state's multi-million dollar melting ice whistle-blower case Play Video

    March 7, 2016 7:28 PM

    BATON ROUGE - A fired state worker will settle his whistle-blower lawsuit. Bruce Ellis believed he was fired from his job at the Governor's Office of Homeland Security and Emergency Preparedness after speaking up about what he thought was waste in the aftermath of Hurricane Isaac. Ellis said the... more »
  • EBRSO: Crash reveals school bus driver didn't have valid license Play Video

    February 17, 2016 12:29 AM

    BATON ROUGE - An East Baton Rouge Parish school bus driver has been fired after rear-ending a parked car Monday afternoon. She was issued two tickets by EBRSO deputies. One suggests she shouldn't have been driving at all. The accident happened Monday around 4 p.m. on North Flannery, near Delores,... more »
  • Port Allen city employee fired after investigation finds she misappropriated funds

    January 29, 2016 2:59 PM

    PORT ALLEN - A Port Allen utility employee was fired Friday following an internal investigation that found she had misappropriated $220 worth of funds. The employee was fired at noon, and the investigation has now been turned over to the West Baton Rouge Sheriff’s Office for detectives to pursue.... more »
  • Audit: 2 OMV employees allegedly stole $200K over 3 years

    December 29, 2015 11:21 AM

    BATON ROUGE - A legislative audit finds two employees at the state's Office of Motor Vehicles allegedly stole more than $200,000 over three years in customer payments before being arrested and fired. Heather Prather and Angelle Temple were both arrested earlier this year on counts of felony theft, injuring public... more »
  • Authorities investigate shooting in St. Gabriel Play Video

    December 14, 2015 6:59 PM

    ST. GABRIEL - Sheriff's deputies said they're assisting with a shooting investigation in the city limits of St. Gabriel Monday afternoon. A spokesperson for the Iberville Parish Sheriff's Office said shots were fired at two different times during the day, and St. Gabriel Police initially handled the investigation. ... more »
  • Miles addresses firing rumors at press conference Play Video

    November 23, 2015 11:39 AM

    BATON ROUGE - Les Miles said there may be a discussion coming about his status as LSU's head football coach, but he won't get into it until the last game of the season is behind him and his Tigers. Miles took a few minutes at the start of his... more »
  • Rob Ryan fired as Saints defensive coordinator

    November 16, 2015 8:08 PM

    METAIRIE - Rob Ryan has been fired as New Orleans Saints' defensive coordinator, confirms head coach Sean Payton Monday night. News reports of a potential firing of the embattled Ryan swirled Monday morning after a tough loss at the hands of Washington on Sunday, but Payton dispelled those rumors... more »
  • Suspect in Uber driver attack charged with battery

    November 3, 2015 4:34 PM

    COSTA MESA, Calif. - A California man captured on video attacking an Uber driver has been charged with assault and battery. Benjamin Golden of Newport Beach also was charged Tuesday with assault on a public transportation property and battery on a public transit employee with injury. He faces... more »
  • USC fires Steve Sarkisian 1 day after putting coach on leave

    October 12, 2015 5:03 PM

    LOS ANGELES - Southern California has fired Steve Sarkisian one day after the troubled coach was put on leave. Athletic director Pat Haden announced his decision Monday in a brief statement. Sarkisian was put on indefinite leave on Sunday after the school determined he wasn't in condition to lead practice.... more »
  • Officer that tackled former tennis star should be fired, says Blake

    September 12, 2015 1:57 PM

    NEW YORK - The former tennis star who was tackled during a mistaken arrest by a New York City police officer says the officer involved should lose his job. James Blake told The Associated Press on Saturday that Officer James Frascatore's history of excessive-force complaints means he shouldn't "ever have... more »
  • Officer giving Nazi salute at KKK rally fired in Lake Arthur

    September 3, 2015 4:34 PM

    LAKE ARTHUR - City council members voted Wednesday night to terminate a Lake Arthur Police officer after a picture surfaced of the man giving a Nazi salute during a Ku Klux Klan gathering. Detective Raymond Mott didn't deny he was the person in the picture, which was taken last... more »
  • False alarm at Our Lady of the Lake: No shots fired

    August 29, 2015 8:55 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Eye witnesses say police with rifles escorted confused patients from the Our Lady of the Lake Emergency Room Saturday night fearing an active shooter situation. Emergency room staff reported possible shots fired around 7:30 p.m. after a patient slammed a door. Baton Rouge police were on... more »
  • ATC agent fired for racist, sexual texts on work phone

    August 19, 2015 12:54 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Commissioner Troy Hebert said he fired a veteran Alcohol and Tobacco Control agent after he learned the agent faked payroll records and made threatening, racist, sexual text messages on a state-issued cell phone. Hebert said the agent, Brette Tingle, texted several former ATC employees and made... more »
  • Man charged with disturbing peace at Camp Shelby

    August 5, 2015 11:07 AM

    NEW AUGUSTA, Miss. - Officials say they have arrested the man they believe was making the sounds soldiers at Mississippi's Camp Shelby reported as gunshots Tuesday and Wednesday. However, Perry County Sheriff Jimmy Dale Smith says Alfred Baria, 61, claims he can make his maroon Isuzu pickup backfire on... more »
  • None hurt after reported shooting near Camp Shelby

    August 4, 2015 3:56 PM

    HATTIESBURG, MS - The Mississippi National Guard says soldiers reported shots fired during a training exercise at Camp Shelby, but no service members were hurt. The Guard said in a news release Tuesday that the Camp Shelby Joint Forces Training Center is secure and all personnel accounted for. The... more »
  • Shot fired accidentally at Ohio military recruiting station

    July 23, 2015 4:31 PM

    LANCASTER, Ohio - Authorities say an armed civilian accidentally fired a shot from an AR-15 rifle outside a military recruiting center in Ohio but no one was hurt. Police in Lancaster say 28-year-old Christopher Reed was holding the rifle outside the center on Thursday when someone asked to look at... more »
  • Animal control worker accused of using machete on dog Play Video

    July 15, 2015 4:46 PM

    PLAQUEMINE - An animal control worker was fired then arrested after he admitted to using a machete on a dog, according to the Iberville Parish Sheriff's Office. Kevin Myrick had only worked for Iberville Animal Control for less than a year. Investigators said he was called out to a... more »
  • Police: No evidence of gunshot at Walter Reed hospital

    July 6, 2015 12:10 PM

    BETHESDA, Md. - Police say there's no evidence of gunshots and no injuries reported after officers searched a 20-story tower at the Walter Reed National Military Medical Center outside Washington. Montgomery County police say a 911 call reporting hearing a single shot inside Building 1, the original hospital on the... more »
  • Pelicans fire head coach Monty Williams

    May 12, 2015 1:18 PM

    NEW ORLEANS - The New Orleans Pelicans announced Tuesday they were letting go of head coach Monty Williams after five seasons. Williams was made head coach of the Pelicans in June 2010 and had one year left in his current contract. He had a five-season overall record of 172-221... more »
  • New Orleans police officer fired for off-duty fight

    April 18, 2015 12:25 PM

    NEW ORLEANS - A 25-year police veteran has been fired for an off-duty fight after a minor traffic accident, although he was acquitted of battery in September. A police news release says Officer Tracy Fulton picked the fight, acted unprofessionally and failed to meet service standards in the fight with... more »
  • Deputy fired after domestic dispute arrest

    January 27, 2015 6:14 PM

    PIERRE PART - Sheriff Mike Waguespack fired an Assumption Parish Sheriff's deputy Tuesday before the deputy was arrested on domestic abuse charges for an incident this past weekend. Deputies charged Gary Ellis Jr., a four-year veteran of the sheriff's office and a patrol deputy, with domestic abuse battery, battery... more »
  • Mayor may have violated law firing longtime employee Play Video

    January 5, 2015 4:35 PM

    WHITE CASTLE - The mayor in the town of White Castle may have violated the law firing an employee who has spent the last 24 years working for City Hall. The town is governed by the Lawrason Act, a set of guidelines that municipalities follow. There are strict procedures... more »
  • Professor among 4 fired in UNC academic fraud

    December 31, 2014 12:33 PM

    RALEIGH, N.C. - The University of North Carolina's top official says the Chapel Hill school is firing a professor who once led the faculty there for her role in the academic fraud scandal that's rocked the state's flagship public university. University Chancellor Carol Folt said in a letter Wednesday that... more »
  • Coach Brady Hoke fired at Michigan

    December 2, 2014 3:09 PM

    ANN ARBOR, MI - Michigan has fired football coach Brady Hoke after four seasons. Interim athletic director Jim Hackett made the announcement Tuesday after weeks of speculation about Hoke's future. The Wolverines have struggled to regain their status among the top programs in the Big Ten, much less... more »
  • Bo Pelini fired after 7 seasons with Cornhuskers

    November 30, 2014 10:43 AM

    LINCOLN, Neb. - Bo Pelini has been fired as Nebraska's football coach after a seven-year stint marked by his inability to restore the program to sustained national prominence and a number of embarrassing losses in big games. Pelini extended his streak of winning at least nine games every year with... more »
  • Deputies fired for excessive force on juvenile inmate Play Video

    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 »
  • Police: UPS gunman had been fired before shooting

    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 »
  • 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 »
  • Appeals court says school workers improperly fired

    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 »
  • Ohio State band director fired

    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 »
  • Ousted chief to speak to media this afternoon

    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 »

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