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  • Day 1 of fired police chief's hearing ends with no decision

    May 24, 2016 2:21 PM

    DENHAM SPRINGS - Day 1 of an appeals hearing for the former Denham Springs Police chief who was fired last month ended without a decision. Scott Jones and Captain Steve Kistler were fired in April at a special council meeting . The pair were accused of mishandling a domestic... more »
  • EBRSO: Deputy fired over Battle of the Bands pepper spray use

    May 20, 2016 5:27 PM

    BATON ROUGE - The East Baton Sheriff’s Office says a prison employee was fired Friday as a result of an investigation into the misuse of pepper spray. EBRSO reports the employee was accused of misusing the FREEZE+P handheld chemical agent while working a private extra-duty detail assignment at the... more »
  • Denham Springs PD selects interim chief Play Video

    April 28, 2016 5:41 PM

    DENHAM SPRINGS - The City of Denham Springs has selected an interim replacement for former Chief Scott Jones who was fired last month. Captain J. Shannon Womack will take over the position. The Denham Springs Police Department website lists Womack as Uniform Patrol Commander. He is also responsible for... more »
  • Former Denham Springs Police Chief to appeal firing

    April 20, 2016 11:59 AM

    DENHAM SPRINGS - The Denham Springs Municipal Fire and Police Civil Service Board has confirmed that the former police chief plans to appeal his termination. Ex-Police Chief Scott Jones and a second officer were put on administrative leave in February after the mayor raised questions about an investigation into... more »
  • Lawmakers reject domestic violence discrimination bill

    March 31, 2016 1:54 PM

    BATON ROUGE - A state House committee has stalled a bill that would prevent employers from firing domestic violence victims for missing work. The House Labor and Industrial Relations Committee deadlocked in a 6-6 vote Thursday, keeping the measure stalled in committee and unable to get a full House vote.... more »
  • Iowa clinic worker violates privacy of athlete

    May 20, 2015 9:08 PM

    IOWA CITY, IOWA- The University of Iowa increased its training on health privacy rules after it fired one student health clinic worker and disciplined another by immediately discussing the results of a pregnancy test for a student athlete and his girlfriend. It comes after Iowa fired three and suspended... more »
  • Bail bondsman arrested for illegally firing gun

    February 28, 2014 2:51 PM

    PAINCOURTVILLE- A bail bondsman has been arrested in Assumption Parish, after authorities say he illegally fired his weapon. Deputies say Tyrone Williams, owner of Tyrone Bail Bond Service, was running down a fugitive that was wanted in Lafourche Parish for Contempt of Court and Issuing Worthless Checks. They... more »
  • Browns fire head coach Rob Chudzinski

    December 29, 2013 10:57 PM

    CLEVELAND - The Cleveland Browns have fired coach Rob Chudzinski following one season, which started promising but ended with a seven-game losing streak. Chudzinski had only been in place since Jan. 11, when the Ohio native and lifelong Browns fan was hired for his dream position by owner Jimmy Haslam... more »
  • Lesbian teacher settles with Catholic Diocese

    August 15, 2013 7:46 PM

    COLUMBUS, OHIO- A lesbian Catholic school teacher who challenged her firing will not get her job back as part of a settlement with the Diocese of Columbus. Instead, lawyers say Carla Hale will receive "acknowledgement" for her years of service at Bishop Watterson High School. Both parties would not disclose... more »
  • EBR school board to discuss layoffs in strategic plan

    August 15, 2013 9:01 AM

    BATON ROUGE - School board members will weigh in Thursday on a plan that recommends the firing of the lowest-performing teachers, and principals who fail to meet their three-year goals. The proposed 21-page strategic plan aims to improve the school district, with hopes of placing it among the state's... more »
  • Holden chooses to uphold BRPD chief's firing Play Video

    February 18, 2013 10:55 AM

    BATON ROUGE - East Baton Rouge Mayor Kip Holden announced he will uphold his decision to fire Baton Rouge Police Chief Dewayne White. Holden made the announcement during a public hearing with White and his attorney which grew contentious at times. Holden said White made several misrepresentations during... more »
  • Mayor's office gives White letter explaining firing Play Video

    February 13, 2013 6:47 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Mayor Kip Holden's office sent former Baton Rouge Police Chief Dewayne White a letter today listing more than a dozen reasons they want him fired. The letter's 14 points include accusations of nepotism, destroying potentially-sensitive documents, and leaking confidential information or making inflammatory statements to the... more »
  • Council to talk about electing chief, nearly 30 cities already do

    February 12, 2013 10:29 PM

    BATON ROUGE- City leaders will discuss the possibility of letting voters in the city of Baton Rouge elect the police chief. "It is something that I want to discuss," Councilwoman C. Denise Marcelle said. Marcelle added the discussion to Wednesday's Metro Council agenda. The Mayor's firing of Dewayne... more »
  • Metro Council to examine electing police chief

    February 12, 2013 3:05 PM

    BATON ROUGE- City leaders will discuss the possibility of letting voters in the city of Baton Rouge elect the police chief. "It is something that I want to discuss," Councilwoman C. Denise Marcelle said. Marcelle added the discussing to Wednesday's Metro Council agenda. The Mayor's firing last week... more »
  • Protecting a former cop's alleged targets

    February 11, 2013 6:42 AM

    IRVINE, Calif. - Small towns in Southern California remain on edge as helicopters and police cars continue their search for Christopher Dorner, a former police officer suspected of killing three people. Authorities believe Dorner is out to get those he feels are responsible for his getting kicked off the Los... more »
  • Police union supports firing of BRPD chief Play Video

    February 8, 2013 1:01 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Police union president Chris Stewart released a statement Friday supporting the mayor's decision to fire former Baton Rouge Police Chief Dewayne White. Stewart said in the emailed statement that White's tenure as chief resulted in "the most tumultuous era ever within the Baton Rouge Police Department."... more »

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