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  • Petition seeks Trump's tax returns

    January 21, 2017 3:45 PM

    WASHINGTON - An online petition seeking the release of President Donald Trump's full tax returns has garnered more than enough signatures to merit a White House response. The petition was created on Inauguration Day and had more than 135,000 signatures by midday Saturday. Under rules established by former President Barack... more »
  • Recall petition filed against Jefferson Parish president

    October 12, 2016 4:19 PM

    BATON ROUGE - A Metairie attorney has filed a petition with the Louisiana Secretary of State seeking to recall Jefferson Parish President Mike Yenni. Robert Evans III filed the petition Wednesday. In a news release, Evans said Yenni's recently admitted "improper" texting with a 17-year-old boy last year constitutes "outrageous,... more »
  • Petition wants parents charged after gorilla's death

    May 31, 2016 10:04 AM

    CINCINNATI - Hundreds of thousands of signatures have already been applied to an online petition that has been created in response to the death of Harambe the gorilla at the Cincinnati Zoo. The ape was shot dead on Saturday after a young boy fell into its enclosure. The... more »
  • Petition asks for Natchez to leave Mississippi for Louisiana Play Video

    April 5, 2016 6:31 PM

    NATCHEZ, Miss. - An online petition calls for the city of Natchez to secede from Mississippi and join Louisiana after a controversial law allows religious groups and some private employers to refuse service to gay couples based on religious beliefs was approved by the Mississippi legislature and signed into law.... more »
  • Webb Park residents say bike lanes should go Play Video

    September 23, 2015 10:15 PM

    BATON ROUGE - There's a petition going around the Webb Park area in an effort to do away with bike lanes in the neighborhood. People who live in the community met Wednesday night to discuss what to do after a number of people received parking tickets for parking in... more »
  • Central mayor, council caught in spat over upscale development Play Video

    August 11, 2015 11:14 PM

    CENTRAL - There is a lawsuit against the mayor and four council members over a 150-acre piece of property in Central. The lawsuit alleges the nearly 700-unit development violates city laws. Three members of the Central community have filed a "Petition for Declaratory and Injunctive Relief." "If our... more »
  • Public meeting set to discuss future of LSU's newspaper

    August 10, 2015 9:11 AM

    BATON ROUGE- LSU students and alumni have been voicing concerns over ongoing discussions about possibly cutting the print schedule of the university's storied Daily Reveille campus newspaper. A public meeting scheduled Aug. 22 will give them a chance to discuss the future of campus media with LSU leaders. Supporters are... more »
  • St. George organizers end new city fight, for now Play Video

    July 16, 2015 11:46 AM

    BATON ROUGE - Organizers of the movement to create a new city called St. George in East Baton Rouge Parish said Thursday they will not appeal a judge's ruling over their petition, ending the fight for now. The group made the announcement on their Facebook page, saying they will... more »
  • St. George battle goes to court Monday Play Video

    July 6, 2015 8:39 AM

    BATON ROUGE- The battle over St. George continues today in a Baton Rouge courtroom. A hearing is scheduled on a lawsuit filed by organizers of the new city of St. George movement. The group sued after their latest petition failed. Many people who signed the petition are upset after... more »
  • St. George supporters file suit over signatures

    June 26, 2015 12:40 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Supporters of the movement to create a new city in East Baton Rouge Parish said they filed suit to try and keep alive their petition to bring the matter to a vote. St. George organizers said they've identified a "significant" number of signatures on their petition... more »
  • St. George supporters disappointed but not giving up

    June 15, 2015 8:03 PM

    BATON ROUGE - There's disappointment for some people in the area of the proposed "City of Saint George" after a petition to put it to a vote failed by 71 signatures. Many supporters of the proposed city aren't giving up hope and say they still believe something can be... more »
  • St. George petition fails by 71 signatures

    June 13, 2015 9:09 PM

    BATON ROUGE - The petition to form the city of St. George failed by less than 100 signatures, and will not be brought to a vote. The East Baton Rouge registrar of voters released Saturday that St. George needed 17,859 signatures. After the petition was resubmitted and counted, St.... more »
  • Better Together volunteers go through St. George signatures Play Video

    May 30, 2015 10:47 PM

    BATON ROUGE - As the registrar of voters office works around the clock and through the weekend to go through the St. George petition, another organization is also counting through signatures. Better Together leaders have their hands on more than 4,000 signatures after putting in a public records request.... more »
  • St. George organizers submit 4,630 additional signatures Play Video

    May 28, 2015 4:28 PM

    BATON ROUGE - A few minutes after 3 p.m. Thursday, organizers of the proposed City of St. George submitted 4,630 signatures to the Registrar of Voters Office. The signatures will be added to the St. George petition, which the registrar's office deemed short by about 2,600 signatures when it... more »
  • St. George group says they've reached petition goal Play Video

    May 28, 2015 4:34 AM

    BATON ROUGE- Organizers of a drive to create a new city in East Baton Rouge Parish believe they have collected enough signatures to hold an election to decide the fate of the proposed new city. The petition organizers to create the city of St. George say that they have gathered... more »
  • St. George petition approaching deadline

    May 5, 2015 8:26 AM

    ST. GEORGE- A last-ditch effort to create a new city in East Baton Rouge Parish is moving forward. Supporters of a new city of St. George say they're on track to have enough signatures on their petition by the May deadline. They have until the end of May to... more »
  • DA investigating forged St. George signatures

    April 7, 2015 10:24 AM

    BATON ROUGE - District Attorney Hillar Moore confirmed Tuesday that his office is looking into possible charges after forged signatures were discovered on the petition to ask voters to incorporate the southern portion of East Baton Rouge Parish into a new city named St. George. Three people reported last... more »
  • St. George organizers racing to get signatures Play Video

    April 1, 2015 6:07 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Backers of a new city in East Baton Rouge Parish are pushing hard for more signatures while a make-or-break deadline looms closer. The group got word two days ago their petition to ask voters to incorporate the City of St. George is more than 2,600 signatures... more »
  • St. George petition short more than 2,600 signatures

    March 30, 2015 10:51 AM

    BATON ROUGE - The Registrar of Voters said a petition to get a portion of East Baton Rouge Parish incorporated into a new city called St. George is short of its goal by more than two thousand signatures. The registrar's office said the petition was short by 2,694 signatures.... more »
  • No criminal investigation into forged signatures yet

    March 27, 2015 10:47 PM

    BATON ROUGE - There has yet to be any formal criminal investigation into forged signatures on the St. George incorporation petition, but that could change if someone files a complaint. WBRZ.com first reported issues with three names overnight Thursday. Three people said they received a mailer, notifying them they... more »
  • St. George organizers plan to report signature forgers to authorities

    March 26, 2015 9:55 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Organizers of the St. George effort said Thursday night they will likely give the names of two signature collectors to law enforcement who they believe forged the names of three people on the petition backing the proposed City of St. George. The people whose names were... more »
  • Family feud involving Glen Campbell

    March 4, 2015 7:49 PM

    NASHVILLE, TENNESSEE- The two oldest children of Glen Campbell are fighting with his wife to get control of his medical and financial affairs. Debby Campbell-Cloyd and Travis Campbell say Kim Campbell is keeping their father "secluded from the rest of the family" as he battles late stages of Alzheimer's... more »
  • Metro Council hires attorney for St. George opposition

    January 28, 2015 5:49 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Metro Council members voted Tuesday night to hire Baton Rouge attorney Mary Olive Pierson to represent them in court as they oppose a movement to incorporate the southern portion of the parish into its own city. Council members voted 8-3, with Buddy Amoroso, Joel Boé and... more »
  • St. George signature count ramping up

    January 5, 2015 12:18 PM

    BATON ROUGE - The Registrar of Voters said Monday they're still working to tally up the thousands of signatures submitted for a petition to create the city of St. George in East Baton Rouge Parish. A spokesperson said there are more than a dozen staff now working to validate... more »
  • St. George petition count underway Play Video

    December 17, 2014 11:21 AM

    BATON ROUGE - Voting officials began counting signatures Wednesday on a petition to incorporate the southern portion of East Baton Rouge Parish into its own city. The petition was submitted by supporters of the movement to create the city of St. George. The proposed boundaries would stretch from the... more »
  • Attorney General Caldwell opposes Maryland gun law

    November 17, 2014 3:31 AM

    BATON ROUGE - Louisiana Attorney General Buddy Caldwell has joined 20 other state attorneys general in opposing Maryland's gun law. The brief from the attorneys general was filed this past week in U.S. 4th Circuit Court of Appeals in Baltimore. They argue Maryland's law violates citizens' rights to keep and... more »
  • Toys R Us pulls 'Breaking Bad' dolls

    October 21, 2014 5:59 PM

    NEW YORK - Toys R Us is pulling its collectible dolls based on the characters of AMC's hit series "Breaking Bad" after taking heat from a Florida mom who launched a petition campaign last week. The dolls are based on the series about a high school chemistry teacher who turns... more »
  • Signatures turned in to put St. George on ballot Play Video

    October 20, 2014 10:18 AM

    BATON ROUGE- The East Baton Rouge Parish Registrar of Voters expects it will take about a month to sift through the thousands of names turned in Monday supporting the proposed City of St. George. More than 18,000 signatures were submitted this morning to bring the issue before voters. Organizers... more »
  • LSU files petition for annexation of property into BR Play Video

    October 8, 2014 1:51 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Louisiana State University is now among the land owners within the boundaries of the proposed city of St. George to ask for annexation into the city limits of Baton Rouge. While LSU's main campus is already inside the Baton Rouge city limits, the LSU Board of... more »
  • FCC will consider petition to ban 'Redskins'

    September 30, 2014 6:27 PM

    WASHINGTON - The head of the Federal Communications Commission says the agency will consider a petition to ban the Washington Redskins nickname from the public airwaves. FCC Chairman Tom Wheeler says Tuesday that the commission "will be dealing with that issue on the merits, and we'll be responding accordingly." A... more »
  • St. George Organizers: We've got the signatures Play Video

    August 25, 2014 8:39 AM

    BATON ROUGE - St. George organizers say they've got the nearly 18,000 signatures needed for the issue to appear on the ballot in December. This is good news for supporters who had hoped to vote on the breakaway city in November but fell short. The group is expected to... more »
  • Satsuma incorporation heading to a vote Play Video

    August 5, 2014 3:18 PM

    SATSUMA - A group of residents collected enough signatures on a petition to put the incorporation of Satsuma to a vote. The Livingston Parish Registrar of Voters verified more than enough signatures Monday. The group needed to collect 256 signatures of the 1,023 registered voters in the area. Some... more »
  • What's next for St. George Play Video

    July 23, 2014 9:16 AM

    BATON ROUGE - Organizers of the St. George movement said they did not get enough signatures to ask voters in November to incorporate the proposed city. Despite falling short, organizers say they aren't discouraged. "We couldn't be more excited," says Lionel Rainey with the Committee to Incorporate St. George.... more »
  • St. George petition short of Nov. ballot goal

    July 22, 2014 12:25 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Organizers of the St. George movement said they did not get enough signatures to ask voters in November to incorporate the proposed city. Lionel Rainey said they've gathered 17,076 signatures to put the measure up for a vote at last count, short of the 18,000 required... more »

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