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.
Senator Bill Cassidy, R-La., Congressman Garret Graves, R-Baton Rouge, and Senator John Kennedy, R-La., announced Friday, June 14 that the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) has released the legal guidance needed to implement the duplication of benefits fix for 2016 flood victims.
Complaints continue to pile up as some Baton Rouge residents say crews with Republic Services are still overlooking their trash. It’s a dirty little secret that many across the city-parish say is not so secret anymore.
Hours after the floodwaters had their way with Marion Gilkes’ backyard, the sound of extra water could be heard draining underground right at the edge of her property line. She says that’s much better than what she woke up to Thursday, June 6 as water made its way nearly to her carport.
Folks in Spanish Town are riled up as the debate heats up over the rules for Airbnb rental properties in the historic neighborhood. A new proposed ordinance to regulate short-term rentals in the city-parish could turn into a long-term battle after ruffling a few feathers in Spanish Town.
Less than 24 hours after a 9-year-old was shot and killed, the Baton Rouge Police Department announced that his brother, an 11-year-old, has been arrested and charged with negligent homicide. With so many questions about the case, a local attorney is now weighing in on what could happen next.
Representatives with the Louisiana Association of Educators (LAE) and the American Federation of Teachers (AFT) spoke out Tuesday afternoon with complaints against the principal of McKinley High School.
Police say they have seen a recent uptick in violence in the 70802 zip code and tell us timing is everything. As kids get out for summer, now is the crucial window to cut off potential crimes before they happen.
Laine Hardy was welcomed home with incredible fanfare Tuesday, May 14, just days after he won a spot in the American Idol finale. He started his day bright and early with a stop at the Governor’s Mansion, where the First Lady and Governor John Bel Edwards greeted him with a special surprise.