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.
A woman accused brandishing a gun as people drove down a flooded street in front of her home on July 6 is no longer employed East Baton Rouge Parish School System, a spokesperson has confirmed to WAFB’s Scottie Hunter.
A woman convicted of stealing a truck parked outside a Baton Rouge doughnut shop with a dog inside back in July of 2019 has been sentenced to 12 years in prison, East Baton Rouge Parish District Attorney Hillar Moore tells WAFB’s Scottie Hunter.
Hospital officials with Our Lady of the Lake Regional Medical Center (OLOL) tell WAFB’s Scottie Hunter they have temporarily suspended non-emergency surgeries for at least two weeks due to a “rapid” rise in COVID-19 patients.
Some folks who have been keeping the state going during the coronavirus fight can now get a little thank you from the state through a $250 rebate. One front line worker though tells the 9News Investigators she and others she knows were cut out of the program because of the income restrictions.
Baton Rouge Police Department (BRPD) Chief Murphy Paul says two officers involved in the July 6 arrest of a juvenile suspect that circulated on social media have been placed on administrative leave pending an internal investigation.
There have been a lot of numbers thrown at folks since the start of the coronavirus pandemic, but doctors say they’re paying attention to one set of numbers now more than ever as many places across the country move ahead with reopening.
Now that records the 9News Investigators uncovered reveal EBR school board member, Connie Bernard, was in fact bargain shopping during a board meeting over the renaming of Lee High School, the school board member’s colleague says he’s disgusted, but not surprised.
East Baton Rouge Parish School Board member, Connie Bernard, was indeed online shopping for nearly an hour during a recent school board meeting that discussed the renaming of Lee High School, a review by the 9News Investigators reveals.
Parents of Mentorship STEAM Academy graduates are outraged as the school moves ahead with plans to host a socially distant graduation ceremony for what parents describe as one of the largest classes in the school’s history.
From the Target parking lot on Siegen Lane all the way down Airline HIghway, a diverse and peaceful crowd spoke as one Monday afternoon (June 1), calling for an end to police brutality and the killing of unarmed black men.
Walking across the stage to get a high school diploma is a moment many folks take for granted but for the 147 seniors at Belaire Magnet High School, it is a moment that may not come due to the ongoing coronavirus pandemic.