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  • Road opens after truck spills heavy load

    January 25, 2015 1:51 PM

    SLAUGHTER - A road is now open after it took several hours to clean up a heavy load an 18-wheeler spilled in East Feliciana Parish. It happened around 11:00 p.m. last night on LA 957 north of LA 412 in Slaughter. Officials say the truck took a turn... more »
  • Appellate court refuses request for rehearing in Slaughter case

    October 7, 2014 11:35 PM

    BATON ROUGE- Appellate court justices refused Southern University's request for a rehearing involving its former system president, Ralph Slaugher. In September, the First Circuit overturned a state district judge's ruling allowing Slaughter's home and other property to be seized by the university's Foundation to satisfy debt. The district judge... more »
  • Appeals court rules in favor of Ralph Slaughter

    September 4, 2014 7:36 PM

    BATON ROUGE- The First Circuit Court of Appeal reversed a State District Court Judge's decision against former Southern University System President Ralph Slaughter. The Judge last year said Slaughter's home and other property can be seized by the Foundation to satisfy debt. It's money he's accused of misappropriating while... more »
  • Residents still worried after Monolyte Labs explosions Play Video

    July 19, 2014 4:41 PM

    SLAUGHTER - Some Slaughter residents say it's still hard to breathe nearly two years after a chemical company was destroyed by a fire. Monolyte Labs caught fire in November 2012. Crews then worked to clean up the mess. Now just a concrete slab, a few containers and overgrown grass... more »
  • Convenience store owner arrested for drug distribution

    June 25, 2014 12:05 PM

    SLAUGHTER - A convenience store owner in East Feliciana Parish has been arrested on drug distribution charges. Ahmed Hussein Mana was charged with possession with intent to distribute hydrocodone and illegal possession of a firearm. The Delta Narcotics Task Force, including the East Feliciana Sheriff's Department and Louisiana... more »
  • Another extremist attack in Kenya: 9 dead

    June 17, 2014 2:31 AM

    NAIROBI, Kenya - A police official says extremists killed nine people overnight in the Kenyan coastal area where a swarm of attackers carried out a slaughter on Sunday night. Police spokesman Masoud Mwinyi said Tuesday that al-Shabab militants attacked Majembeni village. The Somali militant group also claimed responsibility for the... more »
  • Signs for missing child vandalized Play Video

    May 19, 2014 5:28 PM

    SLAUGHTER - Stickers to get the community involved in a renewed effort to find Wesley Dale Morgan were vandalized over the weekend. The incident baffles people in East Feliciana Parish and the owner of a convenience store where it happened. "She tried to get them, and after that... more »
  • Lee takes reigns of Port Allen

    April 15, 2014 11:52 PM

    PORT ALLEN- The city's newest mayor was sworn in Tuesday evening. Richard Lee was elected in a special election earlier this month to fill Deedy Slaughter's term after she was recalled at the end of 2013. Slaughter ran for the seat and lost to Lee. Lee took the... more »
  • Appeals court set to take up Gerald case Play Video

    March 19, 2014 4:32 PM

    BATON ROUGE - The First Circuit Court of Appeal is about to take up the case involving a man who killed seven people during a drunk driving crash in 2012. Brett Gerald pleaded guilty to the crime, and was initially sentenced to 70 years in prison. However, he was... more »
  • Ousted mayor's chair empty at Port Allen council meeting

    December 4, 2013 10:02 PM

    PORT ALLEN - The city council met for the first time without ousted mayor Deedy Slaughter Wednesday night. It was a committee meeting of the council and was held to discuss upcoming council items. But, leaders made a point to address concerns with the situation in city government. ... more »
  • Mayor Slaughter to learn fate in Saturday election

    November 15, 2013 9:25 AM

    BATON ROUGE - Tomorrow, voters in Port Allen head to the polls to decide whether or not they want a change in leadership. Mayor Deedy Slaughter faces a possible recall, after 1,400 citizens signed a petition asking the state to grant the special election. Slaughter has been the subject... more »
  • Town of Slaughter corrects bookkeeping problems

    November 13, 2013 8:17 AM

    SLAUGHTER - A financial audit for the town of Slaughter for the fiscal year 2012-2013 shows late payments for insurance and employee health care coverage, improper bank reconciliation of funds and late bond reserve payments. Auditors say the problems were all due to a town clerk out on an... more »
  • Victims' family wants convicted killer re-sentenced Play Video

    November 12, 2013 5:30 PM

    CLINTON - The family of seven people who died in a drunk driving crash last year want the killer, Brett Gerald, sentenced again. They are upset because Gerald's prior DWI arrests were left out of court paperwork at the time he was initially sentenced in March. Brett Gerald... more »
  • Explosion site won't be cleared as scheduled

    October 24, 2013 10:37 PM

    SLAUGHTER- Work to clear the site of a plant explosion here is delayed. The Monolyte Lab zone was scheduled to be cleared by this week. Now, it is expected to be finished in November. The plant exploded last year. Crews are having trouble sending the dirt removed... more »
  • Port Allen leaders question mayor about budget plans Play Video

    October 2, 2013 9:34 PM

    PORT ALLEN - Mayor Deedy Slaughter lent a listening ear to the Port Allen City Council, who brought forth questions and concerns about the 2013-2014 budget. Wednesday night, the mayor spoke very little about the budget, but said there will be more discussion next week. Mayor Slaughter introduced... more »
  • Close to a year after blast, company has 30 days to finish cleaning up Play Video

    September 25, 2013 9:01 PM

    SLAUGHTER - The Department of Environmental Quality has given a chemical plant 30 days to cleanup after an explosion last November. Monolyte Labs exploded and caught fire late last year. Since then, the company has been collecting and storing hazardous materials inside a number of large tanks that remain... more »
  • Community center director to appeal termination Play Video

    September 25, 2013 6:27 PM

    BATON ROUGE - The director of the Jewel J. Newman Community Center will appeal his termination Thursday morning in a meeting with the parish attorney. District 2 Metro Council Woman Chauna Banks-Daniel sent the director, Carl Slaughter, a letter outlining 16 reasons why she wants him gone. Slaughter,... more »
  • Signatures certified for recall election of Port Allen Mayor

    September 9, 2013 9:40 AM

    PORT ALLEN - West Baton Rouge Parish Registrar of Voters Stacy Ryan turned in names to Governor Jindal today certifying signatures for a recall election for Port Allen Mayor Deedy Slaughter. More than 1,400 names were turned in last Tuesday. Over the course of the week, Ryan had help... more »
  • 8-year-old shooter kills woman Thursday evening

    August 22, 2013 9:19 PM

    SLAUGHTER- State Police are assisting East Feliciana Parish Sheriff's investigators in a case where an eight-year-old boy shot a woman in the head. The unidentified woman died at the scene deputies said Thursday night. The shooting happened just after 5 p.m. at a mobile home community on Highway... more »
  • Families allowed to review Gerald pre-sentence report Play Video

    July 23, 2013 5:36 PM

    CLINTON - An attorney representing family members who lost seven loved ones in a drunk driving crash last year, called a pre-sentence report she read today "shocking." Today, family members got the opportunity to review that document, and what's not included in it is raising serious questions. Gerald killed... more »
  • Family of seven killed in crash protest sentencing

    July 23, 2013 10:56 AM

    CLINTON - Family members of seven people killed by a drunken driver in Slaughter rallied outside the Clinton courthouse today, where they will finally get to review a pre-sentence report for Brett Gerald. The family members held signs claiming judicial racism on the part of the judge in the... more »
  • SU Foundation files to seize Slaughter's assets

    July 16, 2013 10:32 PM

    BATON ROUGE- The Southern University Foundation is moving forward with collecting the assets of former system president Ralph Slaughter. Slaughter owes the foundation about $500,000 from unapproved expenses during his tenure. The WBRZ News 2 Investigative Unit obtained court documents that show the foundation will seize Slaughter's $1.3... more »
  • Ordinance expected to set Slaughter's pay at $85k

    July 9, 2013 11:02 PM

    PORT ALLEN- The mayor's pay will likely be discussed at a town council meeting Wednesday evening, since it is on the agenda. An ordinance is expected to be introduced to set Mayor Deedy Slaughter's salary at about $85,000. She is currently collecting that amount despite that the council reduced... more »
  • Slaughter asset split deemed illegal, wife could be held in contempt Play Video

    June 27, 2013 5:57 PM

    BATON ROUGE - District Court Judge Timothy Kelley ruled Ralph Slaughter's attempt to transfer his assets into his wife's name was not only illegal, but an attempt to defraud Southern University's System Foundation. The foundation argued that Slaughter moved the assets, including his $1.3 million dollar home and cars,... more »
  • DA, crash victims' relatives at odds over report Play Video

    June 26, 2013 5:12 PM

    CLINTON - Family members of seven people killed in a drunk driving crash in East Feliciana Parish last year are at odds over a report that was reviewed before a judge sentenced Brett Gerald. Gerald was driving drunk when he killed seven people in Slaughter. The family of the... more »
  • News 2 investigators learn attorney will file injunction against mayor

    June 10, 2013 8:49 PM

    PORT ALLEN- An attorney has agreed to file an injunction on behalf of the city council, upset with the mayor for blocking city employees from city bank accounts. Recently, Mayor Deedy Slaughter banned CFO Audrey McCain from accessing bank accounts and signing city checks. Slaughter also forbid city payroll... more »
  • Council members want suit filed against mayor Play Video

    June 10, 2013 4:50 PM

    PORT ALLEN - Two Port Allen City Council members met with an attorney today in hopes of getting a judge to block Mayor Deedy Slaughter's latest actions. It comes on the same day that City Attorney Victor Woods' resignation became public. Woods told News 2 he's stepping down... more »
  • Recall petition filed against Port Allen's mayor

    June 7, 2013 2:40 PM

    PORT ALLEN- A recall petition has been filed against Port Allen Mayor "Deedy" Slaughter with the Secretary of State's Office. The petition was filed by Deloris Kibby and Millie Jackson. John Michael Lockhart, one of the recall organizers, said they are hoping to get a recall election on the Oct.... more »
  • Mayor scheduled to face contempt charges

    May 29, 2013 10:51 AM

    PORT ALLEN - Mayor Deedy Slaughter is scheduled to be in court this morning to face accusations she violated a judge's order to stop interfering with the Port Allen chief financial officer's job. Judge Alvin Batiste ordered Slaughter back in February not to hinder Audrey McCain's work after Slaughter... more »
  • Mayor to face contempt accusations in court

    April 30, 2013 10:42 AM

    PORT ALLEN - A hearing to determine if Mayor Deedy Slaughter of Port Allen violated a judge's order not to interfere with the city's chief financial officer has been continued until May. Today Mayor Slaughter had new attorneys representing her. Judge Alvin Batiste told both sides the court issued... more »
  • Gerald faces sentencing for drunk driving deaths

    March 12, 2013 7:26 AM

    CLINTON - The man who police say was more than twice the legal limit when he crashed into another car head-on, killing seven people, will learn his fate today in an East Feliciana Parish courtroom. Brett Gerald pleaded guilty in December to seven counts of vehicular homicide, after originally... more »
  • Area lawmaker: there was no meeting with mayor Play Video

    February 21, 2013 11:58 PM

    PORT ALLEN- A state lawmaker set the record straight after she was mentioned as having conversations with the mayor about city business while in Washington, D.C. for the president's inauguration. "There was no meeting," Rep. Pat Smith (D-Baton Rouge) told WBRZ News 2 Thursday evening. "This was a reception,... more »
  • Judge rules for fired Port Allen financial officer

    February 20, 2013 12:52 PM

    PORT ALLEN - A judge ruled today that Port Allen's mayor had no authority to fire the city's chief financial officer, and ordered she give her job back. Judge Alvin Batiste said Audrey McCain was a department head, so Mayor "Deedy" Slaughter could not have fired her. Slaughter... more »
  • Monolyte Labs ex-employees concerned for health Play Video

    February 15, 2013 5:32 PM

    SLAUGHTER - After a month-long hiatus the cleanup at Monolyte Labs continues. The chemical plant in Slaughter exploded and then caught fire last November, creating concern in the neighborhood surrounding the plant. Now people who used to work at the plant are speaking out. Joe Guidry worked at... more »
  • Port Allen CFO reinstated Play Video

    February 14, 2013 5:54 PM

    PORT ALLEN - Chief Financial Officer Audrey McCain is back on the job after Mayor "Deedy" Slaughter fired her on Monday. Slaughter said McCain needed to be fired after clerical errors turned up on the city's financial audit. "I asked the auditor, I said, did this happen on... more »
  • Gerald changes plea to "guilty" in 7 deaths Play Video

    December 10, 2012 4:27 PM

    CLINTON- Brett Gerald changed his "not guilty" plea to a "guilty" plea moments before his trial was scheduled to begin in East Feliciana Parish today. It happened in front of a packed courtroom. Family members of seven victims who were killed during the May drunk driving crash were in... more »
  • Ex-Slaughter alderman facing ethics charges

    November 29, 2012 7:52 AM

    BATON ROUGE - Former Slaughter Alderman Thomas Boothe faces state ethics charges related to his alleged misuse of public office. The Louisiana Board of Ethics posted the charges on its website Wednesday and asked the Ethics Adjudicatory Board to conduct a hearing on the allegations. The counts stem... more »
  • Residents still worried during plant fire cleanup Play Video

    November 28, 2012 5:20 PM

    SLAUGHTER - Crews began dismantling the building that once stood as Monolyte Labs, Inc. Construction equipment is working to expose the interior of the building, to give investigators a better look inside. Monlyte Labs, Inc. and Slaughter officials held a town meeting last night to update the public and... more »
  • Neighborhood evacuated after chemical fire Play Video

    November 19, 2012 3:46 PM

    SLAUGHTER - An early morning chemical fire evacuated 150 people from their homes. Residents woke to a loud explosion, followed by more explosions and a burning warehouse. "The fire department started coming down the road, flashing their sirens," said Emmett McKey. "They asked everybody to evacuate." The... more »
  • BR man dies in East Feliciana Parish crash

    November 19, 2012 10:22 AM

    SLAUGHTER - State police say a 33-year-old Baton Rouge man died after the vehicle in which he was riding crashed into a pickup on La. Highway 67 in East Feliciana Parish. Trooper First Class Nick Manale says 38-year-old Derrick Daniel, of Zachary, was driving a car south on La. 67... more »
  • Warehouse destroyed during chemical fire

    November 19, 2012 8:09 AM

    SLAUGHTER - An early morning fire has destroyed the Monolyte Laboratories, Inc. facility in Slaughter. Police Chief Walter Smith says one of his officers was flagged down around 1:30 a.m. Monday and told of what appeared to be fire and smoke coming from the Monolyte facility. Smith says no one... more »
  • Funeral today for last victim in drunk driving crash

    June 13, 2012 10:39 AM

    BATON ROUGE - The last victim from a drunk driving car crash that killed six others will be laid to rest today. 13-year-old Rogerick Johnson Jr. succumbed to his injuries last week. His grandmother, his mother, three siblings and a friend also died. They were buried last week. ... more »
  • Gospel community raises money for 5 crash victims' funeral

    June 6, 2012 9:33 AM

    SLAUGHTER - The gospel community is showing support for the family killed in a Slaughter car crash last week. Brenda Gaines, her daughter Denise, their friend Angela Mosely and 3 of Denise's children died after State Troopers say 30-year-old Brett Gerald hit them head on. The crash happened... more »
  • Grandfather: Donating teen's organs after fatal wreck was "God's will" Play Video

    June 3, 2012 8:32 PM

    BATON ROUGE- Sunday night, Willie Gaines' organs were donated. The 15-year-old died following the wreck that killed 5 others earlier this week. The crash claimed the lives of his mother, grandmother, 2 siblings and a family friend. His brother is still fighting for his life. Willie's, grandfather, Reverend... more »
  • Court: Slaughter won't return as system president

    October 9, 2010 3:12 PM

    A federal appeals court has affirmed a judge's decision not to return Ralph Slaughter to the presidency of the Southern University System before a trial is held on his lawsuit against the system. A three-judge panel of the 5th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals upheld the decision late Thursday. Slaughter... more »
  • State police probe death of ATV driver

    February 1, 2010 5:55 AM

    State police are investigating a fatal crash involving an ATV. Investigators believe 31-year-old Troy Evans of Slaughter was driving his ATV south in the northbound lane of Highway 67 Saturday when he lost control. Evans was thrown from his ATV into oncoming traffic and was stuck by two cars. He... more »
  • Slaughter gets new water system

    September 28, 2009 9:49 AM

    The town of Slaughter is in debt after recently spending $1 million on a new well water system to provide clean water for the town. According to Mayor Bobbie Bourgeois, the old system was very old and outdated. "Having to replace the water system left a huge burden... more »
  • Residents upset over potholes in Slaughter

    September 18, 2009 11:54 AM

    UPDATE: Video attached. Mayor Bobbie Bourgeois needs $2.5 million to fix roads in the town of Slaughter. Right now, there isn't enough money to go around. The worst potholes are on Tom Drive and Holly Drive, located a few blocks from Town Hall. Residents there said people are... more »
  • Residents upset over potholes in Slaughter

    September 18, 2009 10:09 AM

    Residents on one street in Slaughter say people are forced to drive through their lawns to navigate around potholes. Neighbors have been dealing with the issue for about four years. Mayor Bobbie Bourgeois is aware of the problem and is fighting to get the road fixed. News 2... more »

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