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.
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.
Sammy’s Grill is a Baton Rouge icon, long-known for serving up hearty meals, alcohol, and a family-friendly atmosphere, but some employees at the restaurant says it’s slowly becoming known for something a little less appetizing: writing back checks.
It’s not just the unmistakable whistle of the near-constant train making noise in Plaquemine recently, but Terry Como, owner of Como’s Motorcycle Service & Repair, is making some noise of his own that he hopes will get the city’s attention.
A concerned driver is demanding action to be taken against a fire chief who he claims he caught speeding and driving dangerously while on the clock along a rural road in Innis in August. Melvin Plauche says he’s still in disbelief at the chief’s actions.
Bike trails, splash pads and so much more are all part of the future of BREC’s Baton Rouge Zoo and renovated Greenwood Park now that commissioners gave the go-ahead to the bold new masterplan at their regular meeting on Wednesday, September 18.
The East Feliciana Parish Sheriff’s Office says an investigation into video of a dog reportedly being dragged by a vehicle Sunday afternoon revealed the dog was dead before the dragging occurred. As such, a charge of animal cruelty will not be filed against the driver at this time.
The parent company for the Movie Tavern Citiplace location in Baton Rouge, a popular theater known for offering full meals, now confirms larvae were discovered inside an auditorium after the 9News Investigators started asking questions.
The East Baton Rouge Sheriff’s Office has now handed over several clips of surveillance video it obtained from the Burbank Walmart following a reported shooting incident that sparked mass panic on Tuesday, Aug. 6.
A lawsuit against the City of Baker and a detective employed by the Baker Police Department says a traffic stop turned violent when a high-ranking officer allegedly slammed a man into the side of a vehicle, tossed him into the backseat, then smashed the door on the man’s foot.
The East Feliciana Parish Sheriff’s Office confirms it’s investigating after a video surfaced on Snapchat early on Wednesday, Aug. 7 of a Slaughter police officer punching another man in a gas station parking lot.
Tropical Storm Barry could pack quite a punch for the capital area but with all the rain that is expected, there is fresh concern about where the water could end up and it has several residents worried about rivers.