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  • 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 check to see if lock exists for regeneration 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 check to see if lock exists for regeneration 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 »
  • Jindal says he won't ask for White's resignation

    June 19, 2014 2:12 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Governor Bobby Jindal said he would not ask for the resignation of John White, the state's superintendent of education, over the recent Common Core political struggle. Jindal said during an event in Baton Rouge that he and White, whom Jindal recommended for the superintendent's post, just... more »
  • Dog doo dust-up

    June 17, 2014 7:22 PM

    SAN MARINO, CALIFORNIA- The doggy doo got too deep for the Mayor of San Marino, California. After the outcry for flinging dog poop onto a political opponent's property, Dennis Kneier resigned. Residents claimed he smeared their image. But Kneier remains on the city council with another member taking... more »
  • Rodney Alexander resigns as state VA chief

    June 3, 2014 4:39 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Rodney Alexander stepped down from his position as Secretary of the Louisiana Department of Veterans Affairs Tuesday, according to Governor Bobby Jindal's office. The governor appointed David LaCerte, who's served as deputy secretary since 2010, to replace Alexander effective immediately. "Rodney has been a strong... more »
  • Police commissioner calls President Obama n-word

    May 16, 2014 6:05 AM

    WOLFEBORO, N.H. - A police commissioner in New Hampshire is under fire after he referred to President Obama as the "n-word'. A town resident claims Robert Copeland uttered the phrase aloud while dining at a restaurant late last year. It has many people calling for his resignation. Copeland... more »
  • Worker resigns after Congressman's kiss goes viral

    April 16, 2014 10:23 PM

    MONROE- The woman some have fingered as the source of a leaked video where Rep. Vance McAllister is seen kissing an aid has resigned, KNOE TV reported Wednesday. Leah Gordon was the district manager at the office where McAllister kissed the woman who was not his wife. The video... more »
  • Boldly going where no one has gone before

    January 3, 2014 7:49 PM

    INDIAN TRAIL, NORTH CAROLINA- Language from the Star Trek TV shows and movies is now part of the political lore in the small town of Indian Trail after a town councilman resigned. David Waddell used the Klingon language to write his letter of resignation. Waddell says he used... more »
  • Gun control sparks resignation

    November 27, 2013 7:59 PM

    DENVER, COLORADO- Rather than face a recall, a third Democrat in the Colorado Senate resigned after she voted for gun control measures. Sen. Evie Hudak of Denver resigned less than a week before petitions were to be turned in to start the recall process. Her resignation means Democrats... more »
  • Loftus resigns from CATS board in heated letter

    August 22, 2013 2:22 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Entrepreneur Jared Loftus stepped down today from the Capital Area Transit System board, calling the board corrupt and unwilling to work for the betterment of the system. Loftus accused other board members of beind closed-minded, inept, and unethical in his resignation, and said he'd witnessed criminal... more »
  • Councilman proposes new way to pick CATS board

    August 13, 2013 10:38 AM

    BATON ROUGE - A councilman has introduced a resolution calling for the resignations of all Capital Area Transit System board members and for a new process to vet nominations of those seeking to serve on the Baton Rouge transit system board of directors. Two resolutions by Councilman Buddy Amoroso are... more »
  • .com snafu shutters CATS site

    August 6, 2013 10:46 PM

    BATON ROUGE- The website for the public transit system here is not working because of snafu over passwords and credentials. The site's contract expired recently, and the worker who set up the payment and authentication systems died. Some of the information needed to renew the contract are not known,... more »
  • CATS CEO promises transparency after resignations

    July 26, 2013 12:47 PM

    BATON ROUGE - The CEO of Baton Rouge's embattled transit system said today he hopes things will move forward after the recent resignation of CATS board chair Isaiah Marshall. Marshall resigned last night amid concerns about thousands of dollars missing from the bus system and accusations another board member,... more »
  • Read Isaiah Marshall's resignation letter

    July 25, 2013 10:32 PM

    BATON ROUGE- The leader of the Capital Area Transit System board resigned late Thursday after intense questions about missing money and allegations that a board member used bus system money to pay bills. Here's the email Isaiah Marshall sent, leaving his post: As many of you know, CATS... more »
  • CATS leader quits, blames news coverage of bus debacle check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    July 25, 2013 10:27 PM

    BATON ROUGE- The Capital Area Transit System Board Chairman resigned Thursday, calling media coverage about a series of controversial funding events "unfortunate." The system can not find more than $100,000 in fare funds. In at least three years computers on buses suggest there should be more money than what... more »
  • State ethics board vice-chairman resigns

    July 24, 2013 4:59 PM

    BATON ROUGE - There's a vacancy on the Louisiana Board of Ethics. Vice Chairman Scott Schneider has resigned from the 11-member board, without providing a reason for stepping down. In his July 3 letter to Gov. Bobby Jindal, Schneider called his time on the board "a wonderful experience." The Times-Picayune... more »
  • Community group calls for CATS changes

    July 22, 2013 8:46 AM

    BATON ROUGE - Community leaders today called on the East Baton Rouge Metro Council to make changes to the city-parish transit board. Members of "Together Baton Rouge" brought up issues with the Capital Area Transit System's interim CEO, whom they criticized for having no transit experience, and with the... more »
  • City attorney to resign during legal storm

    June 10, 2013 12:02 PM

    PORT ALLEN - The city attorney for Port Allen confirmed to News 2 today that he's submitted his resignation after serving the city for 16 years. Victor J. Woods, Jr. submitted his letter of resignation on May 29. It said he'd previously asked Mayor Deedy Slaughter that he be... more »
  • Frmr CATS leader: system neglected; read resignation letter

    April 22, 2013 6:10 PM

    BATON ROUGE- The public transit czar has quit; Brian Marshall resigned from the Capital Area Transit System (CATS) Monday. Marshall alerted board members that he would be leaving immediately in a 426-word letter. Marshall called the system neglected, but that there have been positive changes. Marshall said the... more »
  • Bus system leader out

    April 22, 2013 5:26 PM

    BATON ROUGE- The CEO of the Capital Area Transit System (CATS) quit Monday. Brian Marshall resigned after being at the helm during recent controversial decisions, including a parish-wide tax that increased property rates to fund the struggling system. Marshall also was in charge when CATS asked the city... more »
  • Resolution seeking president's removal going forward

    April 8, 2013 11:41 AM

    THIBODAUX - A Lafourche Parish councilman says he will not pull a resolution seeking Parish President Charlotte Randolph's resignation over ethics violations. The Courier reports the parish council will debate the resolution Tuesday. Randolph has asked state ethics authorities to reconsider the $60,000 she's been ordered to pay because she... more »
  • Pope addresses crowd at final public appearance

    February 27, 2013 8:21 AM

    VATICAN CITY - Pope Benedict has made his public goodbye. He addressed tens of thousands of people in and around St. Peter's Square today, in his final general audience before stepping down tomorrow. The pope told the crowd he has had "moments of joy and light, but also moments... more »
  • Pope changes conclave rules, allows earlier start

    February 25, 2013 7:33 AM

    VATICAN CITY - Pope Benedict has changed the rules of the conclave that will elect his successor, allowing cardinals to move up the start date if all of them arrive in Rome before the usual 15-day transition between pontificates. Benedict signed a legal document, issued today, with some line-by-line changes... more »
  • Vatican: Pope hit head during Mexico trip

    February 14, 2013 7:28 AM

    VATICAN CITY - The Vatican says Pope Benedict XVI hit his head during his March 2012 trip to Mexico but denies it had any "relevant" role in his resignation. Italy's La Stampa newspaper reported Thursday that Benedict hit his head and bled when he got up in the middle of... more »
  • Catholic leaders respond to Pope's resignation

    February 11, 2013 11:43 AM

    BATON ROUGE - Local Catholic leaders are responding to Pope Benedict XVI's resignation. In a statement, Bishop Robert W. Muench of Baton Rouge said, "When I think of Pope Benedict, the words of St. Paul come to mind: "Whatever you do, do with your whole heart. Do it for... more »
  • Walker Police chief announces resignation

    May 31, 2012 4:43 PM

    WALKER - Hunter Grimes announced his resignation as Walker chief of police today. Grimes announced on his Facebook page he was taking a position with the Bureau of Investigations Unit with the Louisiana State Police. "It has been a great privilege to serve the people of Walker and... more »
  • Capital Area United Way CEO resigns

    May 3, 2012 5:40 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Capital Area United Way today announced the resignation of Karen Profita, CEO. Profita, who has led the agency for the past 3 ½ years and guided it through a dramatic change in scope, is leaving to pursue other opportunities. "Over the past few years Karen... more »
  • Jindal calls for resignation of union leader

    February 3, 2012 3:24 AM

    BATON ROUGE - Gov. Bobby Jindal has called on the executive director of the Louisiana Association of Educators to resign. At issue is a dispute between Jindal and the education union over the governor's bid to allow children in poor-performing schools to attend private schools with state tax dollars. Jindal... more »
  • Plaquemines Parish sheriff indicted, resigns

    October 5, 2011 2:01 PM

    NEW ORLEANS - Plaquemines Parish Sheriff Irvin F. "Jiff" Hingle has been indicted on federal charges of conspiracy to commit mail fraud and bribery concerning a program involving federal funds. Hingle, sheriff since 1991, submitted his resignation just before Wednesday's indictment. According to court documents, in 2007 the... more »
  • Operation changes led to shelter leader's resignation

    September 27, 2011 10:25 PM

    BATON ROUGE- The Companion Animal Alliance says new changes to operations at the East Baton Rouge Parish Animal Shelter, which includes more euthanasia, is why the executive director quit Tuesday. Christel Slaughter, chairwoman of the organization, says Laura Hinze turned in her resignation the day before she was set... more »
  • Weiner resigns in wake of sexting scandal

    June 16, 2011 1:46 PM

    NEW YORK - Embattled New York Rep. Anthony Weiner is resigning from Congress, saying he cannot continue in office amid the intense controversy surrounding sexually explicit messages he sent online to several women. The 46-year-old Democrat made the announcement in his home district in New York after two weeks... more »
  • Regent Toups says he felt "responsibility" to resign

    March 7, 2011 5:12 PM

    BATON ROUGE - The state Board of Regents' longest-serving member, Roland Toups, has resigned after meeting with Governor Bobby Jindal and his chief of staff about diversity on the board. Jindal's office confirmed to News 2 that Toups met with Jindal and his chief of staff, Timmy Teepell, on... more »
  • EBR School Board votes unanimously on interim member

    November 4, 2010 7:00 PM

    BATON ROUGE - The East Baton Rouge School Board voted unanimously to bring on District 8 board member-elect Connie Bernard as the interim member for the seat until January. Bernard’s elected term starts in January. Member Greg Baldwin turned in his resignation last week because his wife took an out-of-state... more »
  • Heads of LHA resign after HUD steps in

    October 25, 2010 2:51 PM

    The director and deputy director of the Lafayette Housing Authority have resigned after a federal audit raised questions about the group’s finances. The Advocate newspaper reports that LHA Director Walter Guillory and Deputy Director Jonathan Carmouch resigned at a staff meeting this morning. This comes about a week after federal... more »
  • Community reacts after Sorrento mayor resigns

    October 20, 2010 7:12 PM

    The mayor of Sorrento resigned during a town council meeting last night. Blake LeBlanc said he’s done because of stress and friction within the council. As News 2’s Michael Shingleton found out, many in Sorrento are shocked after LeBlanc resigned. Tuesday night, LeBlanc refused to go into detail about his... more »
  • New board member chosen for EBR

    September 16, 2010 10:29 PM

    A pastor has been chosen as East Baton Rouge's newest school board member. Rev. Tommie Gipson is filling the interim positon until January. Board Vice President Jay Augustine recommended the reverend when he resigned his position last month. Augustine gave up the seat to take a position with... more »
  • University of New Orleans chancellor steps down

    September 16, 2010 12:15 PM

    UPDATE: The chancellor of the University of New Orleans said Thursday that he was relieved of his duties by the LSU system, which runs UNO. Timothy Ryan said LSU system president John Lombardi summoned him to the system's flagship Baton Rouge campus and told him Thursday morning that he was... more »
  • Jindal agrees with ATC chief's resignation

    August 16, 2010 2:50 PM

    Governor Bobby Jindal's office says the governor agreed with the resignation of the Alcohol and Tobacco Control Commissioner. Murphy Painter left his post after Gov. Jindal's staff confronted him about an ongoing investigation into the office. Jindal's office wouldn't say if Jindal asked Painter to resign. Painter... more »
  • Jindal's budget chief to step down

    June 24, 2010 7:01 PM

    Gov. Bobby Jindal's top budget adviser, Angele Davis, is leaving her job as commissioner of administration. Kyle Plotkin, a spokesman for the governor, says Davis submitted her resignation letter Thursday. Davis will step down in August from the position that is among the most powerful in Louisiana government. Plotkin says... more »
  • LSU Tiger Marching Band director announces resignation

    June 14, 2010 5:33 PM

    The LSU Tiger Marching Band director has announced her resignation today from the university. Dr. Linda Moorhouse, who is also the Associate Director of Bands and Assistant Professor within the LSU College of Music and Dramatic Arts, is taking a position at the University of Illinois as Visiting Associate Professor... more »
  • La. Commissioner of Higher Education resigns

    June 8, 2010 6:17 PM

    One of Louisiana's top educators has called it quits. Dr. Sally Clausen, Commissioner of Higher Education in Louisiana, announced her resignation to the Board of Regents this morning. News 2's Luke Margolis gets answers on what that means for the state's colleges and universities. more »
  • Minerals Management Service drilling chief to retire

    May 17, 2010 3:32 PM

    The fallout from the Gulf oil spill has claimed its first casualty at the Interior Department. Chris Oynes, who oversees offshore drilling programs at the Minerals Management Service, will retire at the end of the month, according to an e-mail sent by an agency official to staff and obtained... more »
  • Dilworth wants board fighting to stop

    April 28, 2010 10:26 PM

    Whether he leaves or not, East Baton Rouge Schools Superintendent John Dilworth says finger pointing and fighting among board members needs to stop. The latest argument stems from board member Noel Hammatt and a letter he sent to the other members. Hammatt said Vice President Jay Augustine may be... more »
  • Dilworth breaks his silence on News 2 at 10

    April 28, 2010 6:02 PM

    News 2 caught up with East Baton Rouge Parish Schools Superintendent John Dilworth on Wednesday. Watch News 2 at 10 to hear his reaction to bickering among board members and the questions regarding his resignation. more »
  • Speculation continues as EBR superintendent reconsiders resignation

    April 20, 2010 10:13 PM

    Four days after suddenly resigning as superintendent of East Baton Rouge Parish Schools, John Dilworth is reconsidering the move. That decision was made after Dilworth met with community and board leaders, as well as Baton Rouge school children. But speculation continues as to why he resigned in the first... more »
  • EBR board "insulted" by BR Chamber statement

    April 19, 2010 10:17 PM

    East Baton Rouge Parish School Board members say they're insulted by the Baton Rouge Chamber's reaction to the school superintendent's resignation. Superintendent John Dilworth turned in his resignation letter to the district last Friday. He cited his wife's health and the inability to sell his Alabama home as reasons.... more »
  • Jefferson Parish president resigns

    January 8, 2010 1:36 PM

    Jefferson Parish President Aaron Broussard resigned Friday as federal officials investigated alleged corruption in parish government. Mike Ellis, the attorney for Broussard, said he knew of no pending criminal charges and that the 60-year-old Broussard was stepping down "to clear the air and not be a lightning rod for... more »
  • Independence mayor says police chief resigning

    January 7, 2010 9:17 AM

    Independence Police Chief Anthony Maurer will step down from office. That's the latest this morning from Mayor Mike Ragusa. Maurer is at the center of a federal investigation by U.S Attorney Jim Letten's office. Chief Maurer is charged with arranging for unqualified voters to cast ballots in a February 2008... more »
  • Justice of the peace resigns after controversy

    November 3, 2009 4:19 PM

    A justice of the peace who refused to marry an interracial couple resigned on Tuesday. Keith Bardwell refused to marry Terence McKay and Beth Humphrey in Tangipahoa last month because he feared their children would suffer criticism. Bardwell's lawyers advised him to step down because he would be taken... more »

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