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  • 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 »
  • St. George: PBS special gave inaccurate portrayal 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 »

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