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  • FIFA official Sheikh Ahmad resigning amid bribery claims

    April 30, 2017 12:08 PM

    ZURICH - FIFA Council member Sheikh Ahmad Al Fahad Al Sabah of Kuwait is resigning from his soccer roles under pressure from allegations in an American federal court that he bribed Asian officials. Sheikh Ahmad says he will withdraw from a May 8 election in Bahrain for the FIFA seat... more »
  • Attorney for Oklahoma senator says he'll resign

    March 20, 2017 11:17 PM

    OKLAHOMA CITY - An attorney for a Republican state senator from Oklahoma City facing felony child prostitution charges says his client plans to resign his seat by Wednesday. Attorney Ed Blau said Monday he's been hired to represent Sen. Ralph Shortey, who is facing three felony counts after police say... more »
  • Louisiana wildlife secretary resigns, says reform blocked

    December 21, 2016 4:54 PM

    NEW ORLEANS - Louisiana's wildlife and fisheries secretary says people in his office have been sabotaging attempts to clean up its finances, and he's resigning immediately rather than in February. Charlie Melancon texted a copy of his resignation letter Wednesday to The Associated Press. It says that when he became... more »
  • Wells Fargo CEO John Stumpf resigns effective immediately

    October 12, 2016 5:30 PM

    SAN FRANCISCO - Wells Fargo's embattled CEO John Stumpf has resigned, effective immediately, as the nation's second-largest bank is roiled by a scandal over its sales practices. The San Francisco bank said Wednesday that Stumpf will also relinquish his title as chairman. Its chief operating officer, Tim Sloan, will succeed... more »
  • Greensburg's mayor's office open - again

    October 1, 2016 11:16 AM

    GREENSBURG - For the second time in about four months, Greensburg is without a mayor. Mayor-elect Willie Hurst resigned Tuesday. Hurst, a former alderman, was elected in March to serve a four-year term as mayor beginning Dec. 1. Gov. John Bel Edwards later appointed him to the post on an... more »
  • Second Greensburg mayor resigns in five month span

    September 30, 2016 11:48 AM

    GREENSBURG – For the second time in five months, a mayor of Greensburg, La. has resigned. Greensburg Mayor Willie Hurst resigned his position earlier this week. Alderwoman Amanda Ficklin-Mixon will serve as Mayor Pro-Tem and fill in the position until another mayor is appointed or elected. Former Greensburg... more »
  • Two councilmen question Matassa's political future

    August 4, 2016 11:08 AM

    GONZALES - There is dissension on the Ascension Parish Council amid allegations the parish president was involved in a bribe. This week, the WBRZ Investigative Unit reported audio recordings purportedly captured Parish President Kenny Matassa paying Wayne Lawson not to run for a seat on the Gonzales City Council.... more »
  • Resignations sought after school officials block grad from ceremony Play Video

    May 23, 2016 7:08 PM

    AMITE - The NAACP's Tangipahoa chapter wants the parish's school superintendent and three School Board members to resign after the Amite High School valedictorian was blocked from participating in graduation for refusing to shave his beard. At a Monday rally in support of Andrew Jones, the group's president, Patricia Morris,... more »
  • Investigation into Pointe Coupee jail employee firings and resignations over Play Video

    May 2, 2016 12:30 PM

    POINTE COUPEE - The investigation following the firing of two employees and the resignation of three from the Pointe Coupee Parish detention center has ended on Monday, according to according to the Pointe Coupee Sheriff’s Captain Steve Juge. An investigation that started Apr. 26 led up to the terminations... more »
  • Edwards resigns House seat during governor's transition

    December 11, 2015 11:02 AM

    BATON ROUGE - Governor-election John Bel Edwards officially resigned from his seat in the state House of Representatives this week as he continues preparations to take Louisiana's highest office next month. Edwards said resigning the House District 72 post will allow him to devote his full attention to the... more »
  • Chancellor of Missouri's main campus to resign

    November 9, 2015 5:53 PM

    COLUMBIA, Mo. - The embattled chancellor of the University of Missouri's flagship campus in Columbia says he's stepping down at the end of the year to take a different position. Chancellor R. Bowen Loftin's announcement Monday came hours after the university system's president, Tim Wolfe, said he was resigning, effective... more »
  • Band director now says Tigerama is back on Play Video

    October 13, 2015 3:05 PM

    BATON ROUGE - "The show must go on." LSU Director of Bands Damon Talley said Tuesday that after initially deciding to cancel this year's Tigerama due to recent challenges, a wave of support from alumni has led them to reconsider that decision. Talley told News 2 that band... more »
  • Jindal says McConnell should step down

    September 25, 2015 4:06 PM

    WASHINGTON - Republican presidential candidate Bobby Jindal is calling on the GOP's top senator to step down. The Louisiana governor told The Associated Press on Friday that Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell should follow the lead of House Speaker John Boehner, who announced earlier in the day plans to... more »
  • Blatter says he will resign as FIFA president

    June 2, 2015 1:03 PM

    ZURICH- FIFA President Sepp Blatter says he will resign from soccer's governing body amid a widening corruption scandal and has promised to call for fresh elections to choose a successor. The 79-year-old Blatter was re-elected to a fifth term on Friday, two days after a corruption crisis erupted and seven... more »
  • Barnett submits resignation from Sorrento Police

    January 21, 2015 11:10 AM

    SORRENTO - The last chief of the Sorrento Police Department submitted her resignation this week, signaling the final chapter for the scandal-plagued department. Fern Barnett's resignation was accepted with a 3-2 vote. Mayor Mike Lambert was the tiebreaker. Citizens voted to shutter the department this past November. Sorrento... more »
  • Alexandria lawmaker resigns from La. House

    December 11, 2014 3:20 PM

    BATON ROUGE - An Alexandria state representative has stepped down from his elected position. Rep. Herbert Dixon, a Democrat, announced Thursday that he resigned a day earlier. In a statement, Dixon said the decision was "to better manage my health situation, spend more time with family and pursue other opportunities."... more »
  • BRPD officer resigns over abandoned cruiser Play Video

    December 2, 2014 3:22 PM

    BATON ROUGE- A Baton Rouge Police officer resigned from the department this week amid an internal investigation that began two weeks ago. Sources tell the WBRZ Investigative Unit the Baton Rouge Police officer, Alec Pirie, was facing discipline over an incident involving his police unit. The unit was found... more »
  • Bill Cosby resigns from Temple University board

    December 1, 2014 3:34 PM

    PHILADELPHIA - Temple University has announced that Bill Cosby has resigned as a trustee amid more than a dozen sexual-assault allegations. The 77-year-old entertainer has been a highly visible cheerleader of his alma mater in Philadelphia and a board member since 1982. Board chairman Patrick O'Connor says Cosby does not... more »
  • Mayor suggests councilman should resign after latest blunder Play Video

    November 5, 2014 10:32 PM

    GONZALES - The mayor suggested a councilman should resign after a controversy involving politicking near voting precincts on election day. Timothy Vessel was issued a misdemeanor summons for riding a tricycle around town and violating the 600 foot zone around voting precincts where politicking is not allowed. "[He]... more »
  • Sorrento PD chief sits on resignation decision Play Video

    November 5, 2014 6:26 PM

    SORRENTO - The people of Sorrento voted to abolish their police department, but current police chief Fern Barnett says she hasn't made a decision to resign or not yet. She released this statement Wednesday: "I gave the residents a chance to make a choice. They made their choice, now... more »
  • Official says Holder resigning as attorney general

    September 25, 2014 10:03 AM

    WASHINGTON - Attorney General Eric Holder is resigning after heading the Justice Department for six years. A White House official says President Barack Obama will announce Holder's departure later Thursday. Holder is the first black attorney general, and his tenure is the fourth longest on the job. ... more »

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