Cop busted for forging signatures on tickets

Derek Burns was arrested for allegedly forging signatures on tickets.
Derek Burns was arrested for allegedly forging signatures on tickets.

TONIGHT ON 9NEWS AT FIVE:  A community in St. James Parish near Gramercy is wondering where an oily sheen left in their neighborhood came from.  WAFB's Jim Shannon talked to the residents who have an oily mess in their yards.

COMING UP ON 9NEWS AT SIX: A Baton Rouge cop was arrested Thursday and accused of forging signatures on tickets.  WAFB's Nick Foley will have more on this developing story.

Residents of 16 Louisiana parishes with heavy damage from Hurricane Isaac have been approved by FEMA to apply for grants.

A man has been arrested in connection with a deadly shooting last month on Shelley St.

A mother is facing charges after police say she wrapped her newborn daughter in a pillow case and left her for dead in the clothes dryer.

Hunters and campers will pay no sales tax on firearms, ammunition, and hunting supplies during the Louisiana Second Amendment Weekend Tax Holiday Sept 7. through Sept. 9.

Police said a traffic stop led to two arrests after a passenger allegedly asked an officer to find some marijuana he had dropped on a levee bank.

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Waiting for the Cold Front!  Get the details from the 9Storm Team tonight on 9News at Five, Six and Ten.