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  • 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 check to see if lock exists for regeneration 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 check to see if lock exists for regeneration 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 check to see if lock exists for regeneration 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 check to see if lock exists for regeneration 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 check to see if lock exists for regeneration 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 check to see if lock exists for regeneration 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 check to see if lock exists for regeneration 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 check to see if lock exists for regeneration 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 check to see if lock exists for regeneration 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 check to see if lock exists for regeneration 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 »
  • St. George: PBS special gave inaccurate portrayal check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    July 15, 2014 10:19 PM

    BATON ROUGE - St. George supporters say a PBS Frontline documentary that aired Tuesday night titled "Separate and Unequal" is told in a way that "inaccurately portrays this movement." The documentary, filmed over several months, focuses on how years of school busing has affected the school system, causing white... more »
  • AG: Annexation shouldn't affect petition check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    June 30, 2014 9:41 PM

    BATON ROUGE - The Louisiana Attorney General's office said Monday that signatures collected to incorporate the city of St. George likely won't be invalidated by the Metro Council's May annexations of the Mall of Louisiana, Baton Rouge General and Our Lady of the Lake Hospital. The opinion, signed by... more »
  • Annexation suit bolstering St. George support check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    June 13, 2014 5:43 PM

    BATON ROUGE- As the fight for the Mall of Louisiana heats up more people are stepping up to back a plan to create the City of St. George. "The movement has never been stronger, we're gaining more and more volunteers every week, we're getting more and more signatures every... more »
  • St. George will continue to collect signatures check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    May 15, 2014 5:46 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Backers of the proposed city of St. George said Wednesday night's Metro Council meeting motivated them to collect the remaining signatures needed to put the St. George issue to a vote in November. On Thursday, a handful of people signed the petition at one of seven... more »
  • Parents, educators call Jindal on Common Core check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    April 23, 2014 5:18 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Groups are calling on Governor Jindal to stand firm in his support of Common Core standards. The governor recently flip-flopped, backing off supporting the same standards he once endorsed. Parents and educators are trying to show the governor the strength in their numbers by delivering a... more »
  • Parents deliver signatures for Common Core

    April 23, 2014 11:19 AM

    BATON ROUGE - A group of parents delivered a petition signed by thousands of people supporting Common Core educational standards to the state Capitol today. The group hopes their signatures will dissuade legislators from delaying or even scrapping the new standards, which have drawn criticism from some in Louisiana.... more »
  • St. George petitioners trying to gain steam

    February 1, 2014 5:14 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Petition organizers for the proposed city of St. George collected hundreds of signatures Saturday. The petition started as a way for the unincorporated area of East Baton Rouge Parish to gain an independent school district. "But now we've learned that we can run a very... more »
  • City of St. George described as dragon slayer against BR check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    December 12, 2013 10:35 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Supporters, detractors and people still trying to make up their minds about the proposed City of St. George listened to a fiery sermon from a minister who says Baton Rouge is a dragon, needing to be slayed. "There are dragons, fire-breathing dragons," Rev. C.L. Bryant said... more »
  • Recall petition filed against Sorrento mayor

    November 22, 2013 10:15 AM

    SORRENTO- A pair of residents took the first steps Friday to recall Mayor Mike Lambert. Brain Sisk, chairman of the effort, and Donald Trabeaux, his co-chair, walked into the Secretary of State's office this morning to begin the petition. The pair can now officially collect the 348 signatures... more »
  • Announcement today on Port Allen mayoral recall

    September 9, 2013 11:53 AM

    PORT ALLEN - Election officials said they'll have an announcement Monday afternoon about the recently-submitted petition to recall Port Allen Mayor Deedy Slaughter. Organizers of the petition turned in their collected signatures last week to the Registrar of Voters in West Baton Rouge Parish. It was the first time... more »
  • Recall petition filed against Port Allen council member

    September 4, 2013 11:13 AM

    PORT ALLEN - Citizens of Port Allen filed a petition to recall a member of the city council today, one day after signatures to recall the city's mayor were filed with the state. Today's petition seeks the recall of R. J. Loupe, an at-large council member who also served... more »
  • La. joins NRA, other states in gun sales petition

    September 4, 2013 10:40 AM

    BATON ROUGE - Louisiana Attorney General Buddy Caldwell signed on with 21 other state attorneys general to an NRA petition asking the Supreme Court to overturn a ban against handgun sales to people younger than 21. The petition to overturn the ban was filed in August and notes a... more »
  • History made as organizers turn in recall petition check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    September 3, 2013 8:28 AM

    PORT ALLEN - For the first time in West Baton Rouge Parish history, a petition to recall an elected official was turned in Tuesday morning to the Registrar of Voters Stacy Ryan. The petition targets Port Allen Mayor Deedy Slaughter. Deloris Kibby and Millie Jackson are the chairwomen of... more »
  • Update: Signatures to be delivered in mayoral recall

    August 28, 2013 11:56 AM

    PORT ALLEN - People in Port Allen are one step closer to a possible recall election against Mayor Deedy Slaughter. This morning, a letter was hand delivered to the Registrar of Voter's Office indicating intent for a recall election. The Mayor was also sent a certified copy of the... more »
  • Residents want Watson to become a city Play Video

    July 20, 2013 6:34 PM

    WATSON - Residents in Watson have started a petition to make the community a city. They want more say-so in parish issues. A group called Neighbors in Action (NIA) held a drive-thru petition signing Saturday to collect signatures. "Things are changing out here. They know they're changing quickly,... more »
  • Recall petition filed against Port Allen's mayor

    June 7, 2013 2:40 PM

    PORT ALLEN- A recall petition has been filed against Port Allen Mayor "Deedy" Slaughter with the Secretary of State's Office. The petition was filed by Deloris Kibby and Millie Jackson. John Michael Lockhart, one of the recall organizers, said they are hoping to get a recall election on the Oct.... more »
  • Watson one step closer to becoming a city Play Video

    April 12, 2013 10:12 PM

    WATSON- Saturday, people here will begin the final push to get their community incorporated as a city. "We need a voice to represent our community because our community is different from the other side of the parish, and right now we're just treated as one within several in the... more »
  • Efforts made to recall St. Tammany Parish Coroner

    March 26, 2013 11:38 AM

    COVINGTON - A St. Tammany Parish citizens' group has voted to launch a recall drive against Coroner Peter Galvan, whose spending habits and operations are under investigation. The Times-Picayune reports the leadership of Concerned Citizens of St. Tammany Parish decided Monday to undertake the recall, which requires that they gather... more »
  • Edwards asks feds to end supervised release early

    January 22, 2013 2:37 PM

    NEW ORLEANS - Louisiana's flamboyant former Gov. Edwin Edwards says he's done his time, paid $2 million in fines and forfeitures and done everything required for his supervised release, and wants the supervision to end now. Federal prosecutors support the request. They say Edwards has served more than 18 months... more »
  • 54,000 Mexicans sign petition for US gun control

    January 14, 2013 2:40 PM

    MEXICO CITY - More than 54,000 Mexicans have signed a petition calling on the United States to take further steps to combat weapons trafficking. Mexico says the majority of guns used by the country's violent drug cartels are smuggled over the border from the United States. Mexico's best-known anti-violence activist... more »
  • Recall organizers fined $500 each by ethics board

    November 16, 2012 12:23 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Two Calcasieu Parish teachers who led failed recall efforts against Gov. Bobby Jindal and House Speaker Chuck Kleckley have been fined $500 each for failing to file campaign finance reports on time. Angie Bonvillian and Brenda Romero missed a deadline to file a report 45 days after... more »
  • Woman recalls accident on dangerous St. Amant road

    February 23, 2012 10:38 AM

    ST. AMANT - Motorists who drive Stringer Bridge Road know about the road's potential hazards. Tuesday night two girls died when their mother's car ran off the road and landed into Black Bayou. There is a petition drive to build a guardrail along the road's dangerous curve where... more »
  • EBR Neighborhoods get speed limit power

    May 25, 2011 10:12 PM

    BATON ROUGE- In East Baton Rouge Parish, beware angry homeowners. The Baton Rouge Metro Council is giving neighborhoods the power to set their own speed limits. People complain about lead-footed drivers, but when cops start shooting radar, they slow down. So now, people can lower the speed... more »
  • Neighborhood petitions for red-light at intersection

    April 25, 2011 5:46 PM

    ADDIS, La.- Dozens of people are petitioning for a red light at what they call a deadly intersection. It's at the corner of LA-1 and Sugar Plantation Parkway in Addis, where Les Miles' sister died in a car crash last week. Investigators say 54-year-old Ann Hope Browne turned... more »
  • Recall petition filed against Gov. Jindal

    December 15, 2010 5:19 PM

    BATON ROUGE - A recall petition has been filed against Gov. Bobby Jindal by a couple from Opelousas. Ronnie Ray Ceasar says he is trying to get the governor recalled because he's unhappy with budget cuts that have stripped millions from higher education and health care. Ceasar also calls Jindal... more »
  • La. plant foes petition EPA to block construction

    October 29, 2010 7:48 AM

    BATON ROUGE, LA - Opponents of a proposed 10 million-barrel oil storage facility have filed a petition asking the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency to block construction of the project pending further regulatory review. The Louisiana Environmental Action Network and Community Strength claim the Petroplex International LLC facility near Vacherie would... more »
  • La. AG files petition against BP

    June 4, 2010 5:47 PM

    Attorney General Buddy Caldwell filed a petition for discovery and investigation against BP in Plaquemines Parish. The petition, filed in state court, said BP has failed to cooperate and share important information with the state. The petition’s purpose is to gather information about the causes of the oil spill and... more »
  • Alcohol petition in Walker passes another hurdle

    April 13, 2010 10:55 AM

    An official with the Registrar of Voters in Livingston Parish says the petition to change alcohol laws in Walker is moving forward. The signatures of 921 people were needed to move the petition forward. More than 1,000 signatures were accepted. The results are now headed to Mayor Bobby... more »
  • Chief tries to block investigation

    April 6, 2010 9:02 AM

    Monroe Police Chief Ron Schleuter has filed a petition against Mayor Jamie Mayo to keep the city attorney's office from investigating him. Schleuter is trying to block the investigation because the city attorney has been defending him in a federal lawsuit brought by two police officers claiming he wiretapped their... more »
  • Alcohol petition count officially under way

    April 5, 2010 1:23 PM

    UPDATE: We could know by next week whether voters will head to the polls. Voting officials accepted petitions today signed by more than 1,200 people. Now, those signatures must be checked. Voting officials need to make sure each signature is valid, that the person lives within Walker's town limits... more »
  • 3rd Circuit invalidates Forest Hill mayor recall

    March 12, 2010 5:52 AM

    A recall election for Forest Hill Mayor Marcia Young scheduled for May 1 has been called off. The state 3rd Circuit Court of Appeal reversed a March 3 state court ruling, which had declared the recall petition valid. Young appealed the ruling arguing the petition was invalid because it contained... more »
  • Walker Alcohol Petition

    March 3, 2010 4:08 PM

    http://helpwalkergrow.com/ more »
  • Alcohol petition still alive in Walker

    March 3, 2010 10:11 AM

    A grassroots effort could change alcohol sales within the Town of Walker. News 2 first told you about a circulating petition a month ago. For that petition to move forward, 921 registered voters in Walker have to sign it before an April 5th deadline. Today, organizers with Help Walker... more »
  • Petition aims to recall St. Landry councilman

    February 10, 2010 4:56 AM

    A recall petition has been filed against St. Landry Parish Councilman Ronald E. Buschel. The Feb. 1 filing starts the 180-day period in which the recall committee has to get at least 1,436 signatures of registered voters from Buschel's district to force a recall election. The petition does not specify... more »
  • Petition launched against Walker alcohol ordinance

    February 2, 2010 4:53 PM

    A petition launched Tuesday by citizens could change alcohol sales within the town of Walker. A town ordinance only allows for beverages with less than six percent alcohol content to be sold. That amounts to beer, wine coolers and low-alcohol wine. The petition asks for more options. Many citizens in... more »
  • Who Dat petition

    January 29, 2010 10:59 PM

    http://www.ipetitions.com/petition/whodatnation/ more »
  • Rep. Melancon's 'Who Dat' Petition

    January 29, 2010 2:15 PM

    http://action.charliemelancon.com/p/dia/action/public/?action_KEY=41 more »
  • Wilson mayor recall petition valid

    November 3, 2009 6:49 AM

    East Feliciana Parish Registrar of Voters Edwin Lea McGehee said a petition submitted Friday has enough valid signatures for Gov. Bobby Jindal to call a special election on the question of recalling Wilson Mayor Joshua L. Thomas. McGehee said he mailed the petition to the Governor's Office on Monday after... more »

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