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  • INVESTIGATIVE UNIT: Elected leaders want COA Director to resign after WBRZ report Play Video

    March 30, 2017 5:32 PM

    BATON ROUGE- At least three elected officials in East Baton Rouge Parish are calling for the Executive Director of the East Baton Rouge Parish Council on Aging to resign following a report by the WBRZ Investigative Unit. Metro Councilmen Buddy Amoroso and Dwight Hudson said Tasha Clark Amar needs to... more »
  • Acting U.S. Attorney appointed following Green's resignation

    March 16, 2017 11:50 AM

    BATON ROUGE – Following the resignation of Walt Green, Corey R. Amundson has been appointed as the acting U.S. Attorney for the Middle District of Louisiana. Amundson said that he is "deeply honored and humbled." "Our office has a long history of commitment and dedication to the cause... more »
  • Ascension Parish council votes to request Matassa's resignation Play Video

    March 15, 2017 11:37 AM

    GONZALES –The Ascension Parish council has voted to call for the resignation of Parish President Kenny Matassa Thursday. Councilmembers voted 6-4 in favor of calling for Mattasa's resignation. Matassa was indicted by a grand jury on charges of public bribery on Friday. He is accused of offering a... more »
  • LAGOP says Brown's resignation should have come sooner

    February 17, 2017 10:47 AM

    BATON ROUGE – Louisiana Republicans say state Senator Troy Brown’s resignation should have come sooner. In a statement released Thursday, LAGOP Executive Director Jason Doré said his colleagues welcome Brown’s resignation. “We’re glad he finally saw that his actions were not to be tolerated by the Louisiana Legislature,”... more »
  • State rep. calls for Senator Brown's resignation following domestic abuse plea

    January 12, 2017 4:03 PM

    BATON ROUGE – A state representative is calling for the resignation of State Senator Troy Brown who pleaded no contest to domestic abuses charges this week. State Representative Helena Moreno, representative for District 93 in New Orleans, posted on her Facebook page on Thursday, a day after Brown entered... 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 »
  • Senator rejects calls for resignation after abuse arrests

    August 12, 2016 1:42 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Despite urging from the governor and some colleagues, a state senator arrested twice on domestic violence charges is spurning calls for his resignation. Sen. Troy Brown, a Democrat from Geismar, issued a statement Friday saying that he's "made mistakes for which I am deeply sorry," but... more »
  • Search for permanent CATS CEO begins

    April 8, 2016 2:22 PM

    BATON ROUGE - The CATS board accepted Bob Mirabito's resignation and named his interim replacement at a special meeting Friday afternoon. William "Bill" Deville, who has more than 30 years of transit management experience and has been with CATS since December 2013. Deville started as the Chief Operation... more »
  • CATS board to select interim CEO after Mirabito resignation

    April 7, 2016 3:07 PM

    BATON ROUGE- The Capital Area Transit System (CATS) Board of Commissioners is scheduled to have a meeting Friday to select an Interim CEO after Bob Mirabito’s resignation on Tuesday. Mirabito announced his resignation from the city’s public transit system on Tuesday afternoon. According to the meeting agenda, the board of... more »
  • Assumption Sheriff's Office reacts to Waguespack's resignation Play Video

    February 11, 2016 5:36 PM

    NAPOLEONVILLE - The Assumption Parish Sheriff's Office has a new leader after Sheriff Mike Waguespack resigned last night. "He contacted me, called me over, again, it was somewhat of a shock for me," said Interim Sheriff Bruce Prejean, who was previously chief criminal deputy. Waguespack made the announcement... more »
  • Ascension School superintendent leaving to take national position

    January 27, 2016 1:29 PM

    DONALDSONVILLE - Superintedent Patrice Pujol is leaving the Ascension Parish School District this spring after working for the system for more than three decades, according to a spokesperson for the school. Jackie Tisdale said Pujol has accepted a position as President of the National Institute for Excellence in Teaching,... more »
  • Shkreli resigns as Turing CEO after securities fraud arrest

    December 18, 2015 12:56 PM

    TRENTON, N.J. - Martin Shkreli, the pharmaceutical executive arrested Thursday on charges of securities fraud, has resigned as the head of one of the companies he runs, Turing Pharmaceuticals. He's being replaced on an interim basis by Ron Tilles, who has been chairman of Turing's board of directors since... more »
  • Investigative Unit: Parish worker caught stealing resigns after WBRZ report

    December 8, 2015 5:35 PM

    NEW ROADS- Less than 24 hours after a report by the WBRZ Investigative Unit, Harold Ennis resigned as a grounds keeper for the Pointe Coupee Parish Recreation Department. Our report showed Ennis on surveillance video taking a YETI cup from the A & W Store on Hospital Road. Ennis... more »
  • Troy Brown resigns from leadership position in Senate

    December 3, 2015 4:01 PM

    NEW ORLEANS - Embattled state Senator Troy Brown has resigned from an elected position within the Senate due to legal issues from a domestic battery incident after the Bayou Classic last weekend. Brown faces misdemeanor domestic battery charges after he was accused of punching a longtime girlfriend in the... more »
  • B.R. lawmaker resigns from La. House for another job

    June 19, 2015 3:21 PM

    BATON ROUGE - The chairman of the state House Commerce Committee has resigned from the Louisiana Legislature. Rep. Erich Ponti, a Republican from Baton Rouge, announced Friday he has given up his seat to take a job as executive director of the Louisiana Asphalt Pavement Association. He had previously announced... more »
  • Head of Spokane NAACP quits amid furor over racial identity

    June 15, 2015 12:43 PM

    SPOKANE, WA - The president of the NAACP's Spokane, Washington, chapter has resigned as furor mounted over her racial identity, after her parents said she has falsely portrayed herself as black for years even though she is actually white. The announcement that Rachel Dolezal was stepping down was posted Monday... more »
  • State housing agency leader resigns amid 'harassment' claims

    April 24, 2015 3:42 PM

    BATON ROUGE - The head of a Louisiana agency that oversees more than $250 million in federal and state housing programs has left the job amid harassment claims. Frederick Tombar III resigned Wednesday from his $260,000-a-year job as executive director of the Louisiana Housing Corporation. Meghan Parrish, spokeswoman for Gov.... more »
  • CATS board confident in CEO despite resignation call Play Video

    February 12, 2015 12:08 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Members of the Capital Area Transit System board expressed confidence in CEO Bob Mirabito Thursday after calls for his resignation from a Metro Council member and bus drivers. "A sense of fear has come voer the people at CATS and amny of them call and say... more »
  • Glass shattering? Flournoy tops Pentagon shortlist

    November 24, 2014 3:28 PM

    WASHINGTON - Michèle Flournoy, formerly the Pentagon's policy chief and among President Barack Obama's more hawkish advisers, could be in line to become the first woman to lead the U.S. military after Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel's resignation. Passed over by Obama for the job 20 months ago, Flournoy heads a... more »
  • Obama announces Hagel resignation from Pentagon

    November 24, 2014 9:47 AM

    WASHINGTON - President Barack Obama says Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel has concluded it's an "appropriate time" for him to complete his service. Obama says Hagel will stay in place at the Pentagon until a successor is confirmed. Hagel has had a rocky tenure of nearly two years in which he's... more »
  • EBR Redevelopment Authority CEO resigns

    November 3, 2014 5:10 PM

    BATON ROUGE - The head of the East Baton Rouge Redevelopment Authority announced his resignation Monday, saying it was needed for the overall health of the organization. Walter Monsour said his resignation would be effective Nov. 30. Someone else would be selected as interim CEO after he leaves to... more »
  • Chief allows disgraced BRPD Officer to retire Play Video

    September 25, 2014 5:20 PM

    BATON ROUGE- Tonight a Metro Council Member is questioning what she calls a favor to a disgraced cop accused of sending racist text messages. Elsbury resigned less than 24 hours after WBRZ broke the story about those text messages. However, new documents reveal he was allowed to come in,... more »

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