Scottie Hunter currently serves as the weekend anchor/ general assignment reporter at WAFB. While there he has covered a number of stories that have garnered national attention, including the death investigation of Lyntell Washington, a teacher who's body was found in a sugar cane field several days after she went missing in June 2016. Portions of his coverage were featured on the popular HLN program, Nancy Grace.
Most recently he has covered the ongoing protests surrounding the officer-involved shooting death of Alton Sterling which resulted in unrest across the country and a deep conversation about race-relations and police brutality.
Prior to that, he was a reporter at KPLC-TV in Lake Charles, LA. And a reporter/anchor at WVAS-FM in Montgomery, Alabama. He also previously covered politics for Alabama Public Television and was a reporter at WTVY-TV in Dothan, Ala.
He, his wife Jasmine and dog Bear enjoy calling Baton Rouge home.
Tensions between the United States and Iran seem to be calming down, but fear over a possible draft still has many folks on edge. Some have even gotten phony text messages claiming they have been drafted.
The 9News Investigators have obtained copies of messages between Sammy’s Grill employees, including management at the Prairieville location, that seem to show a drastic reduction in the operations of the restaurant chain.
It’s supposed to be the most wonderful time of the year, but for one Gonzales family, the holiday season is a reminder of one of the darkest moments of their lives. It has been a year to the day since their loved one, Caleb Loots, was killed by an alleged drunk driver.
As two restaurants shut their doors in Baton Rouge, the grills at others are fired up. The kitchen at Mestizo’s has been on fire for 20 years and owner, Jim Uridales, says he hopes to keep it that way.
The Central location of Sammy’s Grill is closed temporarily. The owner tells WAFB’s Scottie Hunter the closure comes as a pipe burst two weeks ago. Management posted to their Facebook page alerting customers to the inconvenience.
According to the American Farm Bureau Federation, the average Thanksgiving meal to feed ten people should cost right around $50. With Thanksgiving closing in, the 9News Alert Team went to see just how affordable dinner can be and how shoppers can rack up on the savings for their holiday meals.
The Louisiana Department of Health (LDH) confirmed on Monday, Nov. 18 the first death linked to a vaping-associated lung injury, or EVALI, in the state. LDH was unable to provide specifics about the deceased individual due to privacy concerns.
As council members work through how much the city-parish will spend taxpayers’ money in 2020, there was no mention of St. George at a budget hearing held Tuesday, Nov. 12. After a successful vote to incorporate the new city though, it’s a discussion some believe is a must.
Less than a week before voters head to the polls for the Non. 16 runoff election, questions have now been raised over whether Louisiana Secretary of State Kyle Ardoin broke the law recently in his comments at a Republican rally in Monroe on Thursday, Nov. 7.
Now that Dennis and Cynthia Perkins are both behind bars, accused of heinous sex crimes against children, one group says their high-profile arrests are now shining a light on a dark problem in Louisiana.
Many say the free concert, called Sunday Service and Brunchella, was wonderful, the music was powerful, and the experience was one-of-a-kind, but some say the extra perk of brunch beforehand, that many actually paid for, left them disappointed.
After the 9News Investigators uncovered the 1,833 weapon-related incidents reported in schools statewide in 2018, new numbers requested from the state show most of those incidents were reported in the East Baton Rouge Parish School System (EBRPSS).
It’s a scary situation that has become all too common. As weapons show up in schools more frequently across the country, the 9News Investigators have learned 1,833 weapon-related incidents were reported in schools across Louisiana in 2018.