After a series of 9News investigations, the Louisiana legislative auditor sent their auditors to East Feliciana Parish to start looking through the Town of Clinton’s finances. Since then, audior has told Clinton officials they will have to go before a fiscal review committee.
Two inspectors from the Louisiana Department of Health (LDH) spent their morning in East Feliciana Parish Monday, Jan. 7 following Clinton Mayor Lori Bell telling the 9News Investigators Friday that the majority of the 22 deficiencies they were cited for had been fixed.
Clinton Mayor Lori Bell tells the 9News Investigators that 21 of the 22 deficiencies in the town’s water system have been corrected as has the well that had been shut down. This comes after a series of 9News investigations this week.
The East Feliciana Sheriff’s Office is investigating the Town of Clinton’s failure to maintain an acceptable public water system. The town’s water system is in bad shape, according to a letter from the Louisiana Department of Health that cited 22 violations of the Safe Drinking Water Act.
Photos obtained by the WAFB 9News Investigators raise questions about an engineer with the state’s Department of Transportation and Development (DOTD) and whether he has too cozy of a relationship with a company that builds roads in Louisiana, including going with them on hunting and fishing trips.
Some residents in the City of Baker are frustrated after noticing their water bill suddenly went up last month. The city tacked on a small fee to make up for the hit their system took during the historic flooding of 2016, but not everyone is buying it.
A former Port Allen police officer filed a lawsuit in federal court alleging Port Allen Police Chief Esdron Brown is making decisions based on religion, including giving someone a promotion because “God told him to” do so.
Dunn’s latest arrest Wednesday comes on the heels of a previous arrest Oct. 12 during which he and Mayor Lori Ann Bell were each charged with obtaining leased vehicles by false representation and malfeasance in office.
In fewer than nine months, those five BRPD officers together made more than $116,000 on top of their already high salaries. That’s more than enough to hire three new officers. Their total compensation, including base salaries and overtime but not including benefits or outside work details, will cost
WAFB's 9News Investigators obtained leaked footage from Brusly Middle School that shows a police officer place a student in a choke-hold, then slam him to the ground twice as staff members anxiously pace behind a desk. Two officers resigned, and the case is under investigation by state authorities.
The 9News Investigators have obtained video surveillance that shows a south Louisiana police chief punching a man outside of a bar, then throwing a woman to the ground. Now, that same chief in Golden Meadow is accused of trying to cover it up.
The company assigned to repair the Sunshine Bridge has a history of failing to meet deadlines on state highway construction contracts. Since 2012, Coastal Bridge Co. has fallen behind on 24 separate projects, netting late fees totaling more than $750,000.
Hundreds of Americans live in deplorable rental properties and their landlord is the federal government. The properties need $50 billion in repairs. Uncle Sam now is hoping that private investors will save public housing.
Research shows many Americans are concerned with whether Social Security will be available when they retire, but many aren’t saving. NerdWallet experts help explain the realities of Social Security and what you can do.
The Louisiana State Police offers an online sex offender database that allows community members to track the reported physical whereabouts or location of convicted sex offenders, sexually violent predators, and child predators that live or work within their zip code.
For nearly two decades, parents held on to hope that the person who killed their daughter would be found. Now, 19 years later, Travis Green, 49, has been linked to Kassie Frederer’s murder, but her parents say they still don’t have closure.
Investigators have obtained a search warrant to look into Clinton Police Chief Frederick Dunn and a bank account tied to the Clinton Police Department. Authorities are trying to determine if Dunn improperly issued checks to himself and others from the department’s narcotics seizure fund, records sho
A Baton Rouge police lieutenant, who served as the head of security detail for Baton Rouge Mayor-President Sharon Weston Broome, has been transferred and is under investigation, the 9NEWS INVESTIGATORS have learned.
The City of Baker has acknowledged it’s ready to consider making a deal to settle the case involving fired officer, Adam Procell, but there’s a condition. This comes as the officer is set to file an appeal to get his job back.
Several teens and parents in Tangipahoa Parish are frustrated with a driver’s ed school that took their money then abruptly closed. The owners said the OMV shut down their school in retaliation for a heated dispute they had with two state employees.
Flambeau Fest appears to be set for March of 2019, according to an email sent to ticket holders late Tuesday afternoon. The email appears to be sent from the Flambeau Fest Refund Team and was seemingly sent out to update those who were still waiting for upgraded tickets from the 2017 festival.
Clinton town officials are under investigation for alleged malfeasance. The East Feliciana Sheriff's Office and state authorities served two subpoenas Wednesday morning as part of a probe into four vehicles leased without board approval and allegations of illegal activity in the Mayor's Court.
In a unanimous vote Tuesday, town aldermen directed Clinton mayor, Lori Bell, to return four Chevy Tahoes she leased at a cost of more than $200,000 without their approval. But this may have opened a new can of worms, as the company that financed the vehicles is now threatening to sue the Town of Clinton for breach of contract.
Two troopers with Louisiana State Police who were demoted in rank following an internal affairs investigation into an expensive trip to a conference paid for by the public are appealing that punishment.
The head of the Louisiana Department of Children and Family Services (DCFS) says the agency, which includes child welfare, is strapped for cash and stretched thin. As a result, some children could be paying the price. The 9News Investigators spoke to some grandmothers and mothers who are concerned their cases were forgotten.
The Legislative Auditor's Office found the City-Parish of East Baton Rouge may have violated state law when it sold two pieces of surplus real estate for less than their fair market value in land deals that raised eyebrows when they came to light in 2017.
A lawyer representing one of the suspects in the LSU hazing death of Max Gruver has asked prosecutors for more information about what is contained in an audiotape of LSU police officers discussing the Gruver case and other topics.