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  • Mississippi man sets fire to his own home to make girlfriend leave

    June 3, 2017 1:39 PM

    COLUMBUS, Miss. - A Mississippi man has been arrested for allegedly setting fire to his own mobile home, apparently to make his girlfriend leave. The Commercial Dispatch reports that Aaron Augustinowicz, a 62-year-old Caledonia man, was arrested and charged with arson after a May 27 fire. Lowndes County court documents... more »
  • Report: BRPD officer placed on leave for racially charged text message

    May 22, 2017 6:28 PM

    BATON ROUGE – A Baton Rouge Police Department officer has been placed on paid administrative leave after a group text he was involved in allegedly violated department policy. Sgt. Don Coppola says that Officer Blaine Dupuy was placed on leave starting May 18 for alleged policy violation related to... more »
  • Elementary teacher suspended after photo appears to show her asleep in class Play Video

    March 20, 2017 5:01 PM

    SLAUGHTER- An elementary school lab teacher at Slaughter Elementary was suspended Monday after a picture surfaced of her appearing to sleep in class. East Feliciana School Superintendent, Carlos Sam said he was deeply troubled by the photo, and placed the employee on leave today. "We immediately began an investigation, so... more »
  • Proposal would establish California as separate nation

    January 26, 2017 9:43 PM

    LOS ANGELES - Another attempt is underway that could establish California as a separate nation. A proposal has been submitted to state election officials that would ask voters to repeal part of the state constitution that declares California an inseparable part of the United States. If it qualifies for the... more »
  • Tourism director on leave after adult video mistakenly sent

    January 5, 2017 10:02 AM

    BATON ROUGE- A Louisiana tourism official has been placed on paid administrative leave after inadvertently sharing an adult video on her employer's Instagram account while on business in Baton Rouge. The half-hour video with nudity went live on the Webster Parish Convention and Visitors Bureau's Instagram account Dec. 19 and... more »
  • British media: 'Leave' side will win EU vote

    June 24, 2016 12:40 AM

    LONDON - UK broadcasters are predicting that Britain has voted to leave the 28-nation European Union in a historic referendum. With 329 of 382 counting centers reporting results, the "leave" side is ahead by over 900,000 votes. The results of Britain's vote Thursday will seriously hurt the continental unity... more »
  • BRPD officer on leave, criminal investigation underway Play Video

    March 21, 2016 6:59 PM

    BATON ROUGE- A Baton Rouge police officer is on administrative leave. He's accused of having sex with a woman while he was on the clock. Baton Rouge Police say there are two investigations. One is administrative, while the other is criminal and being handled by the District Attorney's Office. Brad... more »
  • Councilman says domestic abuse arrest was 'misunderstanding' Play Video

    February 23, 2016 12:08 AM

    DENHAM SPRINGS - Monday night, a city councilman in Denham Springs returned to his seat for the first time since he was arrested on Domestic Abuse Battery charges. He spoke to News 2's cameras for the first time. "This whole thing has been a misunderstanding," Chris Davis claims. "You know,... more »
  • Courting unions on Labor Day, Obama pushes paid sick leave

    September 7, 2015 11:50 AM

    BOSTON - President Barack Obama says Republicans who stand in the way of helping workers have been wrecking the economy for "a long, long time." Obama is marking Labor Day by addressing a major union rally and breakfast in Boston. He says he's glad Republicans are trying to rebrand themselves... more »
  • Jindal privatizes family leave programs for 9 state agencies

    August 6, 2015 9:02 AM

    BATON ROUGE- Gov. Bobby Jindal's administration is privatizing management of some state worker benefits, hiring a Chicago-based company to oversee family and medical leave programs across nine agencies. The administration announced Wednesday the hiring of ComPsych, for a one-year contract that will cost $497,000 and could be renewed for two... more »
  • Bill giving workers paid sick time spurned by committee

    May 14, 2015 4:49 PM

    BATON ROUGE - A proposal to give all workers in Louisiana paid sick days was rejected by a Senate labor committee amid opposition from business. Bill sponsor Sen. Karen Peterson, a New Orleans Democrat, said 700,000 workers in Louisiana lose pay - and sometimes their jobs - when they call... more »
  • Shreveport officer admits buying teen son beer

    October 22, 2014 3:22 AM

    SHREVEPORT - A 21-year veteran of the Shreveport Police Department, placed on administrative leave this month, has pleaded guilty to contributing to the delinquency of a juvenile. Sgt. Jason Brook faces up to six months in jail when sentenced next month by Judge David N. Matlock. Brook admitted buying his... more »
  • New Orleans officer suspended for 'unauthorized force'

    September 26, 2014 3:12 AM

    NEW ORLEANS - A veteran New Orleans Police officer has been placed on an unpaid "emergency suspension" after police said he used "unauthorized force" on a 16-year-old girl. Officer Terrance Saulney, a 24-year veteran of the department's Juvenile Bureau, is accused of using force on the girl as she was... more »

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