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  • 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 »
  • New Roads to get seniors involved

    May 22, 2014 6:58 AM

    NEW ROADS - City of New Roads Mayor Robert Myer has announced a Senior Citizens Employment Program. It will give people 62-years and older the chance to earn more, use their skills and develop new ones, all while doing meaningful work in the city. Twelve people will be chosen... more »
  • New business corridor opens in New Roads Play Video

    July 17, 2013 5:22 PM

    NEW ROADS - It's been open less than a day, but Memorial Boulevard in New Roads is already the talk of the town. "It should have been here a long time ago," one New Roads resident told News 2. The road is just a few miles long, and... more »
  • Police juror says city should pay for sewage issue Play Video

    March 7, 2013 5:54 PM

    NEW ROADS - Water gets pretty high on Coretta Drive after heavy rains. Back in January, some of it ended up in Josie Lewis' bathroom. "I went into my bathroom and I was like what is this odor? It was sewage," Lewis told News 2. Her landlord, Pointe... more »
  • Rising waters causes a stink in New Roads neighborhood Play Video

    January 10, 2013 6:43 PM

    NEW ROADS- As rain drops fall, the waters are creeping closer and closer to Josie Lewis' home. But surprisingly that's not what's really bothering her. "I went into my bathroom and I was like ‘what is this odor?'" she said. "It was sewage." Some of the water... more »

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