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  • Brandon Dumas files suit over his Southern University firing

    August 10, 2017 11:45 AM

    BATON ROUGE – Fired Southern University official Brandon Dumas has sued the university, WBRZ has learned, alleging the board did not fire him correctly. Dumas' attorneys argue the board did not correctly fire him. Instead of making a decision and voting on a board item to fire Dumas, the... more »
  • EXCLUSIVE: Mayor speaks out after call for firing of BRPD officer Play Video

    May 24, 2017 5:17 PM

    BATON ROUGE – Mayor Sharon Weston Broome is speaking out in her first on camera interview after she wrote a letter to attorneys for Alton Sterling's family saying she believes Officer Blaine Salamoni should be fired. The Mayor said the week following the federal decision not to indict the... more »
  • Amid reports of firing, LSU parting ways with Johnny Jones is obvious

    March 7, 2017 6:49 PM

    BATON ROUGE – The obvious decision LSU must make coming out of this week's SEC basketball tournament is to part ways with its head coach, those who cover the sport acknowledge. Multiple newspaper reports cited unnamed sources Tuesday that LSU will fire Johnny Jones after the tournament. LSU plays... more »
  • Interim coach Orgeron talks game plans after Miles' firing

    September 26, 2016 2:44 PM

    BATON ROUGE – LSU athletic director Joe Alleva officially introduced Ed Orgeron as the interim head coach of The Tigers at a Monday afternoon press conference. Orgeron started by saying that he was honored that Alleva chose him as interim coach after the firing of Les Miles. He said... more »
  • On national radio show, Miles talks about his firing

    September 26, 2016 11:33 AM

    BATON ROUGE - During a call-in morning radio show televised on cable, former LSU head football coach Les Miles said football remains a part of his life and wished his successor luck. Miles talked with national sports radio host Dan Patrick about being fired, his future and if there... more »
  • 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 »
  • 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 »

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