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  • 'Kissing' congressman confronts scandal

    October 24, 2014 3:03 PM

    MONROE- Republican congressman Vance McAllister is trying to make up to Louisiana voters for getting too close to a married former employee. The first-term congressman was caught on tape earlier this year kissing a woman not his wife. Despite saying earlier that he wouldn't seek a new term, McAllister is... more »
  • TV dad's own scandal gets him cut from 'Scandal'

    October 9, 2014 11:09 PM

    NEW YORK- A real-life scandal has cost actor Stephen Collins his role on the ABC TV show "Scandal." Collins, who was the dad in the former show "7th Heaven," was set to appear on an upcoming episode as a TV news anchorman. But, scenes with him were eliminated and... more »
  • Secret Service scandal sparks rare bipartisanship

    October 3, 2014 2:51 AM

    WASHINGTON, D.C. - The scandal that's rocked the once-proud Secret Service and raised questions about the president's safety has also produced rare bipartisan unity on Capitol Hill. Democratic and Republican lawmakers who usually are at odds have largely agreed on their response to security breaches at the agency - including... more »
  • Dr. Phil episode to expand reality TV star scandal

    September 10, 2014 10:20 PM

    BATON ROUGE- As the star of the now canceled reality TV show Sons of Guns remains in jail on child sex charges, his daughter is unloading family secrets and making more allegations on national TV. Thursday, Stephanie Hayden Ford will appear on an episode of Dr. Phil . She... more »
  • Charlie Roberts' attorney: Heath acting like a 'working girl' Play Video

    August 25, 2014 9:34 PM

    BATON ROUGE- The attorney for now former LSU alumni president Charlie Roberts likened a deal he is being sued for defaulting payment on to a prostitution agreement. In court documents filed by Mary Olive Pierson, Pierson argues the agreement at the base of Kay Heath's lawsuit, is compensation for... more »
  • In New Orleans, a change in police command Play Video

    August 19, 2014 3:31 AM

    NEW ORLEANS - Post-Katrina scandals have abated and the homicide rate dropped markedly last year in New Orleans. But violent crime still plagues the city and challenges abound for the person who ultimately replaces police chief Ronal Serpas. The city native and career police officer who took over the department... more »
  • Ex-prosecutor blames drug in posting scandal

    August 8, 2014 6:04 PM

    NEW ORLEANS - A former federal prosecutor says he was taking sleep medication when he made anonymous online comments that later prompted a judge to overturn convictions in a major New Orleans police scandal. In a federal court filing in Baton Rouge, Sal Perricone acknowledges making online comments that led... more »
  • LSU Alumni President accused of job-for-sex deal Play Video

    August 6, 2014 6:21 PM

    BATON ROUGE- The president of the LSU Alumni Association, Dr. Charlie Roberts, is accused of giving a woman a job so she would maintain a sexual relationship with him, and then paying her monthly checks once she resigned. According to the suit Kay Heath, a former employee of the... more »
  • Charter group out amid scandal

    July 16, 2014 10:37 PM

    BATON ROUGE- A national charter school organization won't be in charge of Dalton Elementary when the school opens this fall. The group, FUSE, gave up the charter amid a scandal at its home office on the East Coast recently. The CEO resigned after it was unveiled he did not... more »
  • Kissing congressman short on cash for campaign

    July 16, 2014 3:29 AM

    BATON ROUGE - Incumbency hasn't helped U.S. Rep. Vance McAllister boost his campaign coffers. The Republican congressman, who represents Louisiana's 5th District, reported Tuesday he had less than $4,800 in his campaign account when the latest fundraising period wrapped up June 30. In office less than a year, McAllister initially... more »
  • VA cites progress on backlog; Congress disagrees

    July 15, 2014 2:35 AM

    WASHINGTON, D.C. - The Department of Veterans Affairs says it has made "tremendous progress" in reducing a disability claims backlog that reached above 600,000 early last year. VA Undersecretary Allison Hickey tells Congress that the benefits backlog has been whittled down to about 275,000. That's a 55 percent decrease from... more »
  • Watchdog: Retaliation complaints jump at VA

    July 8, 2014 3:48 PM

    WASHINGTON - A federal investigative agency says it is looking into claims that Veterans Affairs supervisors retaliated against 67 employees who filed whistleblower complaints, including 25 filed since June 1, after a growing health care scandal became public. The independent Office of Special Counsel says 30 of the complaints about... more »
  • New VA secretary nominee not a health care expert

    July 2, 2014 2:12 AM

    WASHINGTON, D.C. - Robert McDonald is a onetime Army Ranger and former CEO of consumer products giant Procter & Gamble. Now he may face his toughest challenge yet in fixing the scandal-plagued Veterans Affairs Department. The longtime corporate executive was nominated by President Barack Obama to lead the VA and... more »
  • Obama taps business exec to oversee troubled VA

    June 30, 2014 2:26 AM

    WASHINGTON, D.C. - President Barack Obama will nominate former Procter & Gamble executive Robert McDonald to lead a Veterans Affairs department gripped by reports of treatment delays and cover-ups. An administration official says Obama plans to nominate McDonald on Monday. If confirmed by the Senate, the 61-year-old McDonald would succeed... more »
  • Lawmakers hear about Louisiana veterans health care

    June 27, 2014 3:19 AM

    BATON ROUGE - State lawmakers are holding a special hearing to receive testimony about Louisiana veterans' treatment in the federal VA hospitals and clinics around the state. Friday's hearing of the Special Committee on Military and Veterans Affairs comes after allegations that veterans around the nation have faced long waits... more »
  • Obama to hear update on Veterans Affairs problems

    June 27, 2014 2:53 AM

    WASHINGTON, D.C. - President Barack Obama is getting an update on the problems plaguing the health care system for veterans from his acting veterans affairs secretary and a top aide. The White House says Obama will meet Friday with Acting Secretary Sloan Gibson after returning from a two-day trip to... more »
  • House, Senate move to improve health care for vets

    June 11, 2014 2:58 AM

    WASHINGTON, D.C. - Thousands of military veterans enduring long wait times for VA medical care could soon get help from Congress. The Senate is poised to vote by Thursday on a measure making it easier for veterans who've encountered delays getting initial visits to receive VA-paid treatment from local doctors... more »
  • Kissing congressman may return to politics

    May 23, 2014 10:00 PM

    MONROE- The kissing congressman is not ruling out a future career in politics. According to Politico , Vance McAllister is not quite ready to leave politics completely. The website posted this week, McAllister was quite open about his future in what is described as a brief interview about his... more »
  • Ex-aide set to testify in Christie bridge scandal

    May 20, 2014 2:14 AM

    TRENTON, N.J. - New Jersey legislators investigating lane closings at the George Washington Bridge are set to hear from a former aide who worked in the office of Gov. Chris Christie and on his re-election campaign. Matt Mowers has been ordered to appear Tuesday and is the fifth person subpoenaed... more »
  • Italian victims of priest sex abuse appeal to pope

    May 9, 2014 4:12 PM

    VATICAN CITY - Italian victims of priestly sex abuse have appealed directly to Pope Francis for justice, calling for a commission of inquiry into the problem in the Vatican's backyard. In letters and a video posted online Friday, 17 survivors denounce the treatment they have received by the Italian Catholic... more »
  • Vatican defrocks 848 priests in 10 years for abuse

    May 6, 2014 12:27 PM

    GENEVA - The Vatican has released comprehensive statistics for the first time on how it has disciplined priests accused of raping and molesting children: It says 848 priests have been defrocked and another 2,572 given lesser sanctions over the past decade. The Vatican's U.N. ambassador to Geneva, Archbishop Silvano Tomasi,... more »
  • Kissing Congressman to visit our area this month

    May 2, 2014 11:39 PM

    ST. FRANCISVILLE - The "Kissing Congressman" will meet with voters in the southernmost areas of his district in two weeks. Friday, GOP Congressman Vance McAllister announced a series of meetings throughout the 5th Congressional District. He'll be in the Felicianas and Tangipahoa on Wednesday, May 14th. It will be... more »
  • Cast member fired from 'Scandal'

    April 26, 2014 1:09 PM

    LOS ANGELES - Columbus Short won't be returning to "Scandal" following his legal troubles. The 31-year-old actor said in a statement released Friday that he's exiting the ABC political thriller after three seasons. "At this time, I must confirm my exit from a show I've called home for... more »
  • New era begins with Port Allen Mayor Richard Lee Play Video

    April 17, 2014 9:09 AM

    PORT ALLEN - Richard Lee was sworn in as the new mayor of Port Allen Tuesday. He joined us on 2une In Thursday to talk about his vision for the future of the city. Lee's swearing in signals the end of nearly a year of constant fighting and scandal... more »
  • National media: McAllister kiss could be kiss of death

    April 11, 2014 11:09 PM

    MONROE- There was more national attention for the so-called "Kissing Congressman" Friday. This time, it was from The Washington Post where it was discussed about the likelyhood Vance McAllister will be able to shake the kissing scandal. Monday, video surfaced of him kissing a woman who was not... more »
  • 'Kissing Congressman' facing resignation push, Alexander would consider run

    April 10, 2014 3:18 PM

    BATON ROUGE- Governor Bobby Jindal joined the Louisiana Republican Party in saying Rep. Vance McAllister should resign amid the kissing scandal. "Congressman McAllister's behavior is an embarrassment and he should resign," the governor said Thursday. McAllister said a day earlier, he was not expecting to be in Washington,... more »
  • Congressman's kiss on video could be probed by the feds

    April 8, 2014 11:25 PM

    MONROE- The Louisiana congressman who was caught kissing a woman other than his wife on his office surveillance cameras plans to ask federal investigators to probe the leak of the recording Wednesday. Vance McAllister (R-Monroe), through his chief of staff, told KNOE TV , he will discuss a possible... more »
  • Voters shocked to see Congressman's kissing video Play Video

    April 7, 2014 4:19 PM

    MONROE - Newly-elected Congressman Vance McAllister asked for forgiveness Monday, after a video purportedly showing him kissing a woman who wasn't his wife surfaced on the Internet . McAllister's staff did not answer phone calls, but released a statement hours after the video was posted. "There's no doubt... more »
  • Bribery scandal an issue in Lafayette election

    April 4, 2014 10:40 AM

    LAFAYETTE - In a letter mailed to residents, the District Attorney for Lafayette, Vermilion and Acadia parishes apologizes for the involvement of three of his employees in a bribery scheme. The Lafayette Advertiser reports that the scheme was exposed in 2012. It centered on a process called "immediate 894." The... more »
  • Rams hire Gregg Williams as defensive coordinator

    February 12, 2014 1:39 PM

    ST. LOUIS - Gregg Williams is returning to the Rams as defensive coordinator for the first time since he lost his job in New Orleans as fallout from the bounty scandal. The Rams announced the hiring Wednesday. A news conference introducing Williams will be Thursday. He will replace Tim Walton,... more »
  • Suit: cops purposefully looked for affair, embarrassment Play Video

    February 6, 2014 9:20 PM

    BATON ROUGE- Court documents allege police were on a witch hunt when they used a warrant to obtain the cell phone of a woman reportedly having an affair with former police chief Dewayne White. Kim McCants filed a lawsuit against the department, the city-parish government, and police officers -... more »
  • Vols suspend Couch for Saturday's game against Ducks

    September 13, 2013 10:27 AM

    KNOXVILLE, Tenn. - Tennessee coach Butch Jones says defensive lineman Maurice Couch has been ruled ineligible for Saturday's game against second-ranked Oregon. Tennessee is investigating allegations Couch was one of five Southeastern Conference players to receive improper benefits. Yahoo Sports reported Couch received $1,350 from former Alabama defensive end... more »
  • Local megachurch pastor has "inappropriate relationship," moves to Alabama church

    August 9, 2013 10:53 PM

    BIRMINGHAM- Former Baton Rouge pastor Dino Rizzo has returned to the pulpit more than a year since he took a leave and eventually left Healing Place Church. He is now an associate pastor at The Church of the Highlands in Alabama. He preached a sermon Wednesday night about returning... more »
  • Vatican bank scandal

    July 1, 2013 7:26 PM

    ROME- The director of the Vatican bank and his deputy resigned following new developments in a growing scandal where the Pope fears it was used an an offshore tax haven. Paolo Cipriani and his deputy, Massimo Tulli, stepped down "in the interest of the institute and the Holy See", according... more »
  • Sex, drugs and contraband

    June 5, 2013 7:53 PM

    BALTIMORE, MARYLAND- An unfolding scandal with allegations of sex, drugs and access to contraband cell phones surrounds a jail in downtown Baltimore. It has led to an indictment charging 25 prisoners, corrections officers and outside suppliers with a contraband conspiracy. The indictment says one prisoner impregnated four female corrections... more »
  • Area congressman wants major changes amid IRS drama

    June 4, 2013 10:45 PM

    WASHINGTON, D.C.- Congressman Bill Cassidy (R-Baton Rouge) Tuesday, called for the IRS to be abolished and replaced. "Our privacy and political freedoms should not be sacrificed," Rep. Cassidy said. Cassidy said he is frustrated after it was revealed the IRS may have increased scrutiny on political organizations like... more »
  • Atlanta school cheating suspects to surrender

    April 1, 2013 8:04 AM

    ATLANTA - A lawyer for two Atlanta teachers accused in one of the nation's largest test-cheating scandals says they are about to turn themselves in. All 35 defendants named in an indictment are required to surrender at the Fulton County Jail by Tuesday. Lawyer Gerald Griggs represents teachers Starlette Mitchell... more »
  • Maine Zumba trial on hold pending appeal decision

    January 29, 2013 3:58 PM

    ALFRED, Maine - Maine's highest court has agreed to an expedited hearing focusing on 46 counts that were dropped against a key figure in a prostitution scandal centered at a Zumba dance studio in the seaside town of Kennebunk. A judge on Tuesday delayed the trial of Mark Strong Sr.... more »
  • Union: Prosecutor's posts taint police reforms

    January 4, 2013 4:00 PM

    NEW ORLEANS - A group representing rank-and-file New Orleans police officers says a scandal spawned by a federal prosecutor's anonymous posts on a newspaper's website has poisoned a sweeping agreement to clean up the city's troubled police department. A court filing Friday by the Police Association of New Orleans urges... more »
  • Panel to recommend child-abuse law changes in Pa.

    November 27, 2012 10:18 AM

    HARRISBURG, Pa. - A commission set up by the Pennsylvania Legislature after Jerry Sandusky's molestation arrest last year is about to make its recommendations. The Pennsylvania Task Force on Child Protection on Tuesday will outline suggested changes to state laws and procedures that protect children. The 11-person group... more »
  • Panetta: Don't jump to conclusions about Allen

    November 14, 2012 7:07 AM

    WASHINGTON - Defense Secretary Leon Panetta is cautioning against concluding that the U.S. commander in Afghanistan, Gen. John Allen, is guilty of misconduct based on allegations now under investigation. Panetta told reporters in Australia today that he is fully confident in Allen's ability to lead in Afghanistan. The... more »
  • Sandusky moved from county jail to state prison

    October 23, 2012 10:35 AM

    CAMP HILL, Pa. - Jerry Sandusky is now a state prison inmate after his transfer from the Centre County jail. A state prison system spokeswoman says the 68-year-old former Penn State assistant coach was transferred to the State Correctional Institute at Camp Hill early Tuesday. Camp Hill is... more »
  • Jerry Sandusky sentenced to at least 30 years

    October 9, 2012 10:06 AM

    BELLEFONTE, Pa. - Jerry Sandusky has been sentenced to at least 30 years in prison in the child sexual abuse scandal that brought shame to Penn State and led to coach Joe Paterno's downfall. The sentence means the 68-year-old former Penn State assistant coach will be in prison at... more »
  • Texas test scandal ex-school chief gets 3.5 years

    October 5, 2012 2:40 PM

    EL PASO, Texas - A federal judge has sentenced the former El Paso Independent School District superintendent to three and half years in prison for his participation in a scheme to bolster high-stakes testing scores by getting rid of students deemed likely to fail. Lorenzo Garcia pleaded guilty in... more »
  • Smith, Hargrove visit NFL for talks on bounties

    September 18, 2012 4:02 PM

    NEW YORK - Will Smith and Anthony Hargrove have left their meeting with NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell regarding the Saints bounty scandal. NFL spokesman Greg Aiello says the players left the NFL offices around 4 p.m. (EDT), about three hours after they arrived. Smith and Hargrove did not make themselves... more »
  • NCAA task force to oversee $60M Penn St. fine

    September 18, 2012 11:02 AM

    STATE COLLEGE, Pa. - A new NCAA task force will come up with guidelines for how to distribute the record $60 million fine that Penn State has agreed to pay in the wake of the Jerry Sandusky scandal. The money will fund programs designed to combat child sexual abuse and... more »
  • UNC Chancellor resigns

    September 17, 2012 7:39 PM

    The chancellor of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill will step down next year in the wake of scandals that erupted since he took office four years ago. Holden Thorp says he's resigning effective next June for the future of the university. UNC-Chapel Hill has faced investigations into... more »
  • Judge gives up on NFL bounty settlement

    September 6, 2012 7:32 AM

    NEW ORLEANS - A federal judge says she doubts there are any prospects for a settlement in the case of four NFL players challenging their bounty suspensions. U.S. District Judge Ginger Berrigan, who had urged all sides to settle, now asks for more filings pertaining to the players' request... more »
  • Sentencing begins in Air Force sex scandal trial

    August 2, 2012 10:41 AM

    SAN ANTONIO - A military jury will hear evidence in the sentencing of an Air Force basic training instructor convicted as part of a wider sex scandal at a base in Texas. The jury will begin hearing evidence Thursday at Lackland Air Force Base in San Antonio in the case... more »
  • Paterno family says sanctions defame his legacy

    July 23, 2012 12:59 PM

    INDIANAPOLIS - The family of Hall of Fame football coach Joe Paterno says the NCAA's sanctions defame his legacy and are a panicked response to the scandal that led to them. The statement was released Monday by Paterno's family. It says President Rodney Erickson, acting Athletic Director David Joyner and... more »
  • Penn State to answer NCAA info request

    July 18, 2012 9:57 AM

    STATE COLLEGE, Pa. - Penn State says it will respond within days to the NCAA's demand for information regarding the Jerry Sandusky child sex abuse scandal. The NCAA is looking into whether the university should face penalties. Penn State President Rodney Erickson says he doesn't want to "jump... more »
  • Openings set in Texas base sex scandal trial

    July 17, 2012 8:54 AM

    SAN ANTONIO - A military jury will begin hearing the case of an Air Force sergeant who faces charges in a widening sex scandal at a Texas base. Opening statements were set for this morning in the court-martial of Staff Sgt. Luis Walker. It's the first trial resulting from... more »
  • Report: Penn St. officials concealed sex abuse to avoid bad publicity

    July 12, 2012 2:27 PM

    PHILADELPHIA - An internal investigation into the child sex abuse scandal that rocked Penn State concludes that top school officials, including longtime football coach Joe Paterno, hushed up allegations against Jerry Sandusky for fear of bad publicity. Former FBI Director Louis Freeh says the investigation he headed found that "the... more »
  • Florida A&M president resigns in wake of hazing scandal

    July 12, 2012 7:23 AM

    TALLAHASSEE, Fla.- Florida A&M President James Ammons resigned the same day parents of a drum major who died after being hazed added the university to a wrongful death lawsuit. Ammons resigned Wednesday in a letter to the university governing board. The resignation takes effect Oct. 11. Robert Champion... more »
  • Report on Sandusky internal investigation to be released today

    July 12, 2012 7:06 AM

    STATE COLLEGE - Joe Paterno's son Jay says the family is eagerly awaiting the release of Penn State's internal investigation into the Jerry Sandusky scandal and wants "the truth to come out." Asked today if he would have an open mind about the conclusion of the investigation by former... more »
  • PSU report on sex-abuse scandal due out Thursday

    July 10, 2012 2:55 PM

    HARRISBURG, Pa.- A Penn State investigation into whether university officials helped cover up that Jerry Sandusky was molesting children will be released Thursday. The review is being led by former FBI director and federal judge Louis Freeh. Freeh on Tuesday announced the time frame for the release of the report.... more »
  • US airmen accused in sex scandal

    June 25, 2012 5:36 PM

    SAN ANTONIO - A widening sex scandal has rocked Lackland Air Force Base in Texas, one of the nation's busiest military training centers. Four male instructors are charged with having sex with, and in one case raping, female trainees. Charges against others are possible. The most serious accusations surround... more »
  • President "angry" about Secret Service scandal

    April 25, 2012 1:24 PM

    WASHINGTON - The White House says President Barack Obama is "angry" about the Secret Service prostitution scandal in Colombia. As the scandal was unfolding, Mr. Obama promised he would be angry if the accusations proved true. But when asked about the results of the investigation today, he gave a... more »
  • Prosecutor quits amid scandal over web posts

    March 20, 2012 10:47 AM

    NEW ORLEANS - A federal prosecutor has resigned from U.S. Attorney Jim Letten's office after recently acknowledging he anonymously posted comments on a New Orleans newspaper's website about judges, politicians and cases on which he worked. Letten's office announced the resignation of Assistant U.S. Attorney Sal Perricone in a news... more »
  • Judge: NY Mets owe up to $83M to Madoff trustee

    March 5, 2012 11:07 AM

    NEW YORK- A judge has ruled that owners of the New York Mets owe up to $83 million to the trustee recovering money for Bernard Madoff investors. Federal Judge Jed Rakoff in Manhattan ruled Monday that there will still be a trial on whether additional money is owed. But he... more »
  • Scandal hurts Penn State as a school and a brand

    November 20, 2011 12:21 PM

    The unfolding Penn State child molestation scandal has slammed the university's reputation and shaken its loyal fan base that sees the school as more than a campus or a team but a way of life, an identity and a brand. Part of the immediate fallout from the still-developing investigation... more »
  • Penn State scandal puts other programs on guard

    November 19, 2011 11:52 AM

    Concerned that allegations of sex abuse at Penn State and Syracuse could trigger more cases, universities are urging employees to reread their school's reporting policies, while more closely scrutinizing the people who work in their athletic departments. Those reminders were circulating even as news of the scandals kept unfolding.... more »
  • Sex abuse victim speaks out on Penn State scandal

    November 11, 2011 6:25 PM

    BATON ROUGE - It's been nearly 30 years since Jody Plauche' was kidnapped and sexually abused by his karate instructor. Over the past five days, he's relived that experience while imagining what the eight alleged victims of former Penn State defensive coordinator Jerry Sandusky went through. "Reading that... 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 »
  • Democrats wrestle with how to end Weiner scandal

    June 14, 2011 3:26 AM

    WASHINGTON- With Rep. Anthony Weiner resisting calls to quit and President Barack Obama saying he'd resign if he were in Weiner's shoes, House Democrats are wrestling with what to do next. Democrats are to meet today for the first time since the New York congressman admitted to sexually charged online... more »
  • Baton Rouge company will employ Angele Davis

    July 29, 2010 6:47 AM

    Gov. Bobby Jindal's chief budget adviser is going to work for a Baton Rouge contractor that had a role in former U.S. Rep. William Jefferson's bribery scandal. Angele Davis is joining Arkel International as vice president of strategic programs. She begins her new job next month after serving 2 1/2... more »
  • Angola guards, inmates involved in sex scandal

    July 27, 2010 9:07 PM

    Guards and prisoners at Louisiana State Penitentiary at Angola are under investigation for having sex. Two of the four guards resigned, and one is being disciplined. The prisoners in question had to work hard to earn the freedoms that would even allow the opportunity to break the rules. Now,... more »
  • Pedophile ex-priest Gilbert Gauthe out of jail

    April 26, 2010 2:53 PM

    A priest convicted of molesting children in one of the first of the modern church abuse scandals is out of jail after serving two years for violating the Texas sex offender registration law. The Daily World reports 64-year-old Gilbert Gauthe was released last week from Galveston County jail, where... more »
  • Another charged in BR City Court scandal

    March 16, 2010 2:34 PM

    A 10th person has been charged in an ongoing investigation of Baton Rouge City Court. Robert L. Stevens, 61, of Baton Rouge, was charged with conspiracy to use interstate facilities in aid of racketeering, according to U.S. Attorney David Dugas. Stevens allegedly accepted bribes from individuals with pending criminal... more »
  • Landrieu faces naming new police chief amid scandal

    February 26, 2010 12:40 PM

    Mayor-elect Mitch Landrieu made law enforcement a cornerstone of his campaign to replace Mayor Ray Nagin, and now he faces the task of choosing a new police chief amid a blossoming police scandal. On Wednesday, a recently retired police lieutenant pleaded guilty to helping cover up the post-Katrina police... more »
  • Pope asked to replace Irish Bishops

    February 9, 2010 8:42 PM

    Victims of Catholic sexual abuse in Ireland wrote Pope Benedict XVI and asked him to replace the bishops implicated in withholding evidence from police and to take responsibility for the church's concealment of child molestation. The letter comes a week before a special Vatican summit involving the Pope and Ireland's... more »
  • No changes implemented after massive corruption investigation

    November 20, 2009 4:31 PM

    No changes will be implemented at Baton Rouge City Court following a massive corruption investigation by the federal government. The announcement comes the day after three more people plead guilty to taking bribes in exchange for the dismissals of cases. Among them is East Baton Rouge Parish Mayor Kip... more »

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