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  • State seeks more information tied to credit card purchases of area mayor Play Video

    August 11, 2017 5:34 PM

    NEW ROADS- State investigators filed a handful of subpoenas in court this week seeking financial information from multiple institutions pertaining to the credit card purchases of Mayor Robert Myer. Myer is charged with malfeasance in office and abuse of power. The state wants bank records after it couldn't account for... more »
  • Indicted area mayor headed for trial in early 2018

    July 11, 2017 3:24 PM

    NEW ROADS – Mayor Robert Myer will go to trial in early 2018 on charges he used the city's credit card improperly. Myer was indicted and a judge swiftly issued a warrant for his arrest on malfeasance and abuse of power charges in August 2016. At a hearing on... more »
  • Barge removal started on False River Play Video

    May 23, 2017 7:11 PM

    NEW ROADS - Following a 2 On Your Side report, a crew made the first steps to remove a barge from False River Tuesday. The barge floated onto a woman's property when False River was high in August during the flood. It then tipped over her bulkhead into the... more »
  • New Roads Mayor back in court next month

    January 11, 2017 12:23 PM

    NEW ROADS – A motion hearing was held Wednesday regarding New Roads Mayor Robert Myer who is accused of charging thousands of dollars for personal purchases on a city credit card. Prosecutor Tony Clayton and Myer's defense attorney, Steven Moore, went back and forth Wednesday as Judge James Best... more »
  • New Roads Mayor breaches security at Pointe Coupee Courthouse Play Video

    October 17, 2016 5:22 PM

    NEW ROADS- The embattled Mayor of New Roads facing corruption charges is under fire again. This time he's accused of breaching courthouse security as he entered the Pointe Coupee Parish Courthouse for his arraignment last week. Pointe Coupee Parish Sheriff Bud Torres issued a strongly worded letter to New Roads... more »
  • New Roads mayor pleads not guilty to criminal charges Play Video

    October 11, 2016 11:20 AM

    NEW ROADS – New Roads Mayor Robert Myer pleaded not guilty to criminal charges of malfeasance in office and abuse of power for allegedly using the town's credit card for his personal use. Following Myer's arraignment, his attorney, Steven Moore, said charges could be "politically motivated" and the indictment... more »
  • New Roads Mayor denies illegal behavior at special meeting Play Video

    August 9, 2016 11:41 PM

    NEW ROADS - New Roads Mayor Robert Myer addressed the city council for the first since his arrest last week at a special meeting Tuesday night at city hall. Myer is accused of charging thousands of dollars on the city's credit card for his personal use. At the special... more »
  • Special meeting called to restore trust in New Roads government

    August 7, 2016 10:30 AM

    NEW ROADS - City council members will discuss the indictment of the mayor at a special council meeting Tuesday. Mayor Robert Myer was indicted Wednesday on malfeasance and abuse of power charges following a grand jury hearing where nearly twenty people testified. Immediately, a judge issued a warrant for... more »
  • New Roads Mayor bonds out of jail after Wednesday indictment Play Video

    August 3, 2016 10:40 AM

    NEW ROADS – Mayor Robert Myer was indicted and a judge swiftly issued a warrant for his arrest on malfeasance and abuse of power charges Wednesday afternoon. He turned himself in and later bonded out of Pointe Coupee Parish Jail Wednesday afternoon on $50,000 bond. All day, a line... more »
  • Pointe Coupee Sheriff's Office at odds with New Roads Mayor over juvenile prosecution Play Video

    June 28, 2016 5:26 PM

    NEW ROADS- The Pointe Coupee Parish Sheriff's Office is at odds with the Mayor of New Roads following a WBRZ Investigative Unit report earlier this month. It centers around Mayor Robert Myer prosecuting juveniles in Mayor's court. Legal scholars and attorneys say that's against the law since juveniles must... more »
  • Investigative Unit: Legal experts believe New Roads mayor is breaking the law Play Video

    June 17, 2016 5:35 PM

    NEW ROADS - Tonight there are allegations the Mayor of New Roads is breaking the law. It involves juveniles he's been prosecuting in mayor's court. Initially, Mayor Robert Myer acted like he didn't know what we were talking about, but after showing him our records it refreshed his memory.... more »
  • Spat over new sign leaves it in the dark Play Video

    January 20, 2016 5:30 PM

    NEW ROADS - The owner of a quarter million dollar sign that was just finished being constructed in New Roads has sued the city after the work was completed. The lawsuit states New Roads Mayor Robert Myer denied the electrical permit to turn on the electricity. However, the... more »
  • State wrapping up investigation into mayor's spending Play Video

    September 14, 2015 6:00 PM

    NEW ROADS- The State Inspector General's Office is wrapping up its investigation into questionable spending on city credit cards in New Roads. The results of the investigation will be turned over to prosecutors shortly. That's when they'll decide if there's enough evidence to press forward with a case against... more »
  • Audit finds questionable credit card purchases in New Roads Play Video

    July 13, 2015 6:11 PM

    NEW ROADS- For the second time in less than a year, Mayor Robert Myer took time out of his day to defend allegations of questionable spending on the city's credit card. He's one of seven employees who used seven city credit cards which had incomplete records, according to an audit... more »
  • New Roads mayor defends purchases amid investigation Play Video

    November 18, 2014 4:22 PM

    NEW ROADS - New Roads Mayor Robert Myer ended his silence Tuesday about purchases he made on the city's credit card. Myer admitted some purchases were for personal use, but claimed the city was reimbursed for every last penny. The mayor showed the Investigative Unit personal checks Tuesday which... more »
  • Myer wins re-election in New Roads

    November 4, 2014 3:30 PM

    NEW ROADS - After a contentious few weeks of campaigning, Mayor Robert Myer held on to his seat handily in New Roads. He captured 67 percent of the vote over his opponents, Cornell Dukes and Paul D'Aquila. The mayoral race grew heated after dueling accusations between Dukes and... more »
  • Mayor flees cameras after making fraud claims Play Video

    October 31, 2014 6:43 PM

    NEW ROADS - Allegations of voter fraud in New Roads Friday didn't come with any evidence to back them up. Mayor Robert Myer, who faces stiff re-election competition from Cornell Dukes, called a press conference Friday to accuse his opponent of trying to bribe or intimidate voters. He claimed... more »
  • Judge calls records public, but sides with New Roads Mayor Play Video

    October 28, 2014 5:45 PM

    NEW ROADS - A judge tossed out a public records lawsuit Tuesday against New Roads Mayor Robert Myer. A resident in New Roads sued after she filed a records request to get Mayor Robert Myer's credit card invoices. The invoices total nearly $155,000 over the past three years, and... more »

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