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.
Col. Lamar Davis, who became the new superintendent of Louisiana State Police in Nov. 2020, tells the 9News Investigators he promises transparency to the people of Louisiana and to support his officers while holding them accountable for their actions.
As the Baton Rouge Police Department continues to investigate claims that LSU freshman wide receiver, Koy Moore, was violated by three officers, an incident report obtained by the 9News Investigators details what led officers to that encounter in the first place.
The Baton Rouge Police Department’s legal division told WAFB-TV it would take at least 30 days for the agency to hand over any available body camera video from officers' encounter with LSU freshmen wide receiver Koy Moore.
Folks have been waiting for quite some time for their opportunity to make their voices heard in the 2020 election, but some voters were surprised by the lighter turnout at some polling locations and the small wait times they experienced.
A New Iberia teen has been missing for almost a week after he took off from a group home in Baton Rouge. His mother now wants to know how he was able to walk right out the front door of the home while he was in the state’s care.
Louisiana State University suspended activities for its chapter of Phi Kappa Psi fraternity as campus officials investigate “if violations of the law, LSU policy, or other applicable policies occurred.”
A member of the leadership team for the West Baton Rouge Chamber of Commerce is on a leave of absence from the organization after being arrested at the U.S.–Mexico border on drug charges Wednesday, Oct. 7, 2020.
City leaders are barreling toward a court date for a judge to rule on a civil lawsuit filed by the family of Alton Sterling. The decision imminent now after EBR metro council members chose not to approve a proposed $5 million payout to settle the case.