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  • TWG Contractors, owned by man arrested in 3 parishes for contractor fraud, gets licenses revoked

    July 19, 2017 12:24 PM

    BATON ROUGE - The Residential Contractors Subcommittee of the Louisiana State Licensing Board for Contractors revoked three licenses from TWG, LLC. The owner of the company, Michael Simmers, has been arrested several times in at least three different parishes for contractor fraud. The company's commercial, residential and home improvement... more »
  • Owner of tax preparation businesses accused of defrauding state for second time

    April 10, 2017 1:51 PM

    BATON ROUGE – The owner of a chain of tax preparation businesses faces fraud charges after the Louisiana Department of Revenue says he schemed to defraud the state of payroll taxes and inflated income tax refunds. Leroi Gorman Jackson, owner of Taxman Financial Services, LLC, is accused of withholding... more »
  • Pit bull owner arrested after dogs kill child in Atlanta

    January 17, 2017 2:29 PM

    ATLANTA - Police say they have arrested the owner of two pit bulls that killed one child and injured another in southwest Atlanta. Atlanta Police Sgt. Warren Pickard says Cameron Tucker was arrested after the children were attacked while walking to a bus stop about 7:30 a.m. Tuesday. Pickard says... more »
  • Valery Watts, founder and owner of V. Watts Furniture, dies at 83

    November 25, 2016 6:06 PM

    BATON ROUGE – Valery "V" Watts, founder and owner of V. Watts Furniture died Thursday at Baton Rouge General. He was 83 years old. Along with V. Watts Furniture, Watts was the founder and owner of V. Watts Autioneers and V. Watts Trade Mart in Livingston. Watts was... more »
  • Judge orders Tom Benson to give deposition in family feud

    January 13, 2016 6:01 PM

    SAN ANTONIO - A Texas judge has ordered New Orleans Saints and Pelicans owner Tom Benson to give a deposition in a court battle over control of a Benson family estate trust worth almost $1 billion. Bexar County Probate Judge Rom Rickhoff on Wednesday ordered a Jan. 21 deposition by... more »
  • Smoothie shop owner accused of dealing cocaine

    January 13, 2016 2:30 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Deputies said a smoothie shop owner has been charged with dealing cocaine and marijuana out of his store in East Baton Rouge Parish. Sheriff's deputies accused Tommy Le of possession with intent to distribute cocaine and marijuana on Jan. 12. Detectives said they arrested Le... more »
  • Mother of dead toddler speaks out Play Video

    June 10, 2015 7:42 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Joy Green is putting the pieces back together after losing her youngest child last week. "I never thought that when I dropped Angel off, on my way to work Friday that it would be my last time seeing my child," said Green fighting back tears. ... more »
  • Benson's granddaughter off Saints board

    January 22, 2015 11:20 AM

    NEW ORLEANS - Saints and Pelicans owner Tom Benson began work Thursday to transition ownership and control of the New Orleans Saints to his wife, and away from his other family members. The first steps reported by WWL were removing his granddaughter, Rita Benson Leblanc, from her position of... more »
  • Statue of Tom Benson unveiled in New Orleans

    September 2, 2014 4:12 PM

    NEW ORLEANS - Gov. Bobby Jindal, Mayor Mitch Landrieu and other leaders of city and state were on hand outside of the Mercedes-Benz Superdome for the unveiling of a statue erected to honor team owner Tom Benson. Tom Benson was at the event in the flesh as the statue... more »
  • Benson released from hospital after breathing trouble

    August 5, 2014 11:25 AM

    WHITE SULPHUR SPRINGS, WV - New Orleans Saints owner Tom Benson was released from the hospital Tuesday after being taken there for having difficulty breathing at the team's training camp, according to team spokesman Greg Bensel. Benson, who is 87, was examined by a doctor and given oxygen as... more »
  • No more water for Brandywine residents

    March 4, 2013 8:25 AM

    BATON ROUGE - The city plans to shut off water services at Brandywine Apartments today, after the complex's owner failed to pay the bills. Many units lost power and last month after residents refused to pay rent. They said they shouldn't have had to because management owed thousands in... more »

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