Updated: 7:07 PM 4/22/2014BATON ROUGE - Less than a week after a story by the News 2 Investigative Unit highlighted questions about federal Judge Shelly Dick and one of her closest staffers, a defense lawyer filed a motion to have the judge removed from his client's case. Our report showed the judge... (More)
Updated: 4:55 PM 4/16/2014NEW ROADS - A police officer at the center of a questionable drunk driving investigation will face open container charges after all, according to Pointe Coupee Parish Sheriff Bud Torres. The sheriff said there was some confusion over the charges against Captain Mark Munson of the New Roads Police... (More)
Updated: 6:09 AM 4/15/2014BATON ROUGE- Tonight there are serious questions about whether a federal judge in Baton Rouge should be using better judgement. Last year, the News 2 Investigative Unit found a convicted felon had unfettered access to the judge's home. Both issues involve Judge Shelly Dick. The most recent involves her... (More)
Updated: 6:54 PM 4/14/2014BRUSLY - Jamie Whaley, who admitted to News 2 he used more than a thousand dollars in town funds to fuel up his personal vehicle and boat, announced plans to resign as Brusly's chief of police Monday. "I don't want the town of Brusly drug through the mud," Whaley... (More)
Updated: 10:16 PM 4/9/2014PORT ALLEN- Arrest records suggest a former, high-ranking West Baton Rouge Parish Sheriff's deputy, who was arrested three days ago, was involved romantically with two paid informants and gave one of them items from the evidence locker. Mervin Jerome Fontenot faces possession with intent to distribute drugs and malfeasance... (More)
Updated: 8:27 PM 4/7/2014BATON ROUGE- The head of the Capital Area Human Services District lifted her silence today about a large raise she took and granted to her second in command when none of the 200 employees under her received one. During the time Jan Kasofsky accepted a $21,000 raise and gave... (More)
Updated: 5:44 PM 4/7/2014NEW ROADS- Sources in Pointe Coupee Parish have told the WBRZ Investigative Unit a cop who allegedly drove drunk and caused a crash in New Roads will face charges. Our sources also tell us, the Deputies who investigated the crash that night, will also likely face disciplinary action. ... (More)
Updated: 12:20 AM 4/2/2014BATON ROUGE- State Treasurer John Kennedy hopes lawmakers will back a proposal to regulate non-profits that receive state money. The groups have been under Kennedy's microscope since some have failed to submit paperwork outline how taxpayer money was spent. Following a series of WBRZ News 2 Investigative Unit reports... (More)
Updated: 6:51 PM 3/31/2014NEW ROADS - According to a report released Monday, a New Roads police captain was not tested for alcohol in his system after wrecking his personal vehicle Friday night, even though officers on the scene said they smelled alcohol on his breath and found a partially-empty bottle of gin in... (More)
Updated: 7:02 PM 3/26/2014NEW ROADS- Less than 24 hours after the News 2 Investigative Unit aired a story about a fireman getting handcuffed during a 911 call, the State Fire Marshal's Office launched an investigation into the incident. It happened Monday night in the 100 block of Cherry Street. According to witnesses,... (More)
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