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  • 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 »
  • Majority Leader says McAllister should resign

    April 29, 2014 3:50 PM

    WASHINGTON, D.C. - Louisiana congressman Vance McAllister responded to a call from House Majority Leader Eric Cantor for him to resign, saying he will not step down from his position. Cantor said Monday that Republicans should hold themselves to a high moral standard, which McAllister's conduct does not meet and... more »
  • Brusly mayor, council in disbelief over chief resignation Play Video

    April 14, 2014 9:55 PM

    BRUSLY - The mayor and city council went behind closed doors Monday night at the request of Asst. District Attorney Tony Clayton, to discuss investigative proceedings regarding allegations of misconduct. The executive session lasted for about 45 min. Brusly Police Chief Jamie Whaley announced plans to resign from... more »
  • Indicted Brusly Police chief stepping down Play Video

    April 14, 2014 12:06 PM

    BRUSLY - Jamie Whaley, who admitted to News 2 he used more than a thousand dollars in town funds to fuel up his personal vehicle and boat, announced plans to resign as Brusly's chief of police Monday. "I don't want the town of Brusly drug through the mud," Whaley... more »
  • Kathleen Sebelius resigning from top HHS post

    April 10, 2014 5:56 PM

    WASHINGTON - A White House official says Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius is resigning from the Obama administration. The move comes just a week after the close of the rocky enrollment period for President Barack Obama's health care law. Website failures marred the opening weeks of the six-month... more »
  • Pressure mounts for "Kissing Congressman" to resign Play Video

    April 10, 2014 11:47 AM

    BATON ROUGE - Louisiana Republicans called on Rep. Vance McAllister to resign his seat Thursday, days after a video showing McAllister kissing a senior aide created controversy for the congressman. The state party's chairman, Roger F. Villere Jr., called McAllister's actions a "breach of trust." McAllister ran on a... more »
  • La. higher education commissioner plans to quit

    December 5, 2013 6:00 AM

    BATON ROUGE- Louisiana's higher education commissioner says he won't seek a contract renewal when his current deal with the Board of Regents ends in March. Jim Purcell, who has been in the job since February 2011, notified the board at its meeting Wednesday. The announcement wasn't necessarily a surprise. Purcell's... more »
  • 3 members quit Livingston animal control committee

    November 11, 2013 8:14 AM

    LIVINGSTON - Three members of the Livingston Parish Animal Control Advisory Committee have resigned, leaving officials scrambling to determine how to fix the parish's stray animal problem. The parish operates the shelter in the town of Livingston, but it can only house dogs and will pick up strays only in... more »
  • CATS board member Ryan Heck resigns

    September 10, 2013 1:33 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Another member of the Capital Area Transit System's board resigned down today, but said he'll continue to serve until a replacement for his position is found. Ryan Heck submitted his resignation Tuesday, and told News 2 it is effective Oct. 1. However, Heck said he... more »
  • CATS leader has "no clue" where missing $101,000 might be Play Video

    July 22, 2013 10:21 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Leaders of the public transit system are scratching their heads over a huge amount of money that has vanished. Monday, Capital Area Transit Systems said an intern financial check revealed $101,860 is missing. "I have no clue where the money is exactly," CATS Chairman Isaiah... more »
  • Obama nominates Polite to be US attorney in NO

    June 27, 2013 12:05 PM

    NEW ORLEANS - President Barack Obama has nominated Kenneth Polite Jr. to serve as U.S. attorney for the Eastern District of Louisiana. The White House announced the nomination Thursday. Sen. Mary Landrieu, a Louisiana Democrat, had announced in February that she was recommending Polite for the New Orleans-based position. If... more »
  • Former Rutgers AD Pernetti getting $1.2M, iPad

    April 8, 2013 10:41 AM

    NEW BRUNSWICK, N.J. - Former Rutgers Athletic Director Tim Pernetti is getting $1.2 million in salary, plus an iPad, car allowance and more than two years of health insurance coverage under a settlement agreement. The Associated Press obtained details of the settlement Monday through an open records request with Rutgers.... more »
  • Greenstein resigns as DHH secretary

    March 29, 2013 4:20 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Governor Bobby Jindal's office announced today that Bruce Greenstein has resigned as secretary of the Dept. of Health and Hospitals during federal and state investigations of a controversial Medicaid contract. The Jindal administration canceled the nearly $200 million Medicaid contract with CNSI after word of a... more »
  • Prison officials dismissed after inmate escape

    February 12, 2013 9:32 AM

    BATON ROUGE - Authorities say one prison official has been fired and another has resigned in lieu of termination in the wake of a convicted killer escaping last month from the Louisiana Correctional Institute for Women in St. Gabriel. Angela Whittaker, assistant to the secretary of the state Department of... more »
  • Cardinal: Pope's decision is 'liberating'

    February 11, 2013 4:11 PM

    VATICAN CITY - A French cardinal says Pope Benedict's decision to resign is a "liberating act" for future popes. The pontiff told a meeting of cardinals today that he will be resigning at the end of this month, becoming the first pope to step down in 600 years. He said... more »
  • Teacher facing sex charges resigns

    February 6, 2013 7:33 AM

    ALEXANDRIA - A Tioga High School teacher facing 13 sex crime charges has resigned from the Rapides Parish School District. The Town Talk reports 27-year-old Heather Michelle Cooksey, an English teacher, was arrested on Dec. 19 on charges that she allegedly had a sexual relationship with a student. She was... more »
  • Gov. Jindal announces new executive counsel

    January 18, 2013 4:36 PM

    BATON ROUGE - The top lawyer for Gov. Bobby Jindal's administration has resigned from the job after only three months. The governor's office gave no reason Friday for Gary Graphia's decision to leave the position of executive counsel that he took in October. Instead, Jindal simply announced his replacement while... more »
  • Sorrento council approves cop's verbal resignation

    January 17, 2013 6:35 AM

    SORRENTO- The Sorrento Town Council has voted to accept the verbal resignation of police officer Tige Scott because Scott had failed for more than a month to respond to requests for his formal written resignation. Police Chief Earl Theriot told council members during their meeting Tuesday that Scott turned in... more »

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