Scottie Hunter, WAFB

Scottie Hunter


Baton Rouge, LA, United States

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Recent articles by Scottie:

THE INVESTIGATORS: LWC flagged in audit for $3 million in improper payments

The Louisiana Workforce Commission is back in the hot seat after auditors say the agency may have let $3 million slip out the door and into the wrong hands. The folks in charge over at LWC say the pandemic created the perfect storm and problems like this were unavoidable. → Read More

THE INVESTIGATORS: Experts warn of solicitations targeting small business owners

Experts are warning small business owners as solicitations target capital area businesses. → Read More

Officer demoted after K-9 died from heat exhaustion after being left in vehicle

The Livingston Parish Sheriff’s Office reported the cause of death has been determined for a K-9 deputy that died in August. → Read More

THE INVESTIGATORS: More than a dozen deficiencies identified at daycare after toddler attacked by fellow student

The Scholarly Education of Precious Tots daycare in Baker is under the microscope after a young girl was beaten by another student. On its website, the daycare promises that children are in great hands but a recent inspection by the state suggests that may be in question. → Read More

THE INVESTIGATORS: LSP head discusses policy changes amid federal investigation

Now that the head of Louisiana State Police announced changes within the agency, amid a federal investigation Colonel Lamar Davis is buckling down, speaking in more detail about new policies in place within the agency to hold their officers accountable and keep the public safe. → Read More

THE INVESTIGATORS: BRPD graduates 9 cadets; faces more than 100 vacancies

Nine more officers walked across the stage and took the oath to protect and serve in Baton Rouge but that is low compared to the number of officers that usually graduate. → Read More

THE INVESTIGATORS: Former Trooper facing charges in beating of Aaron Bowman pleads not guilty

Former Trooper Jacob Brown has pleaded not guilty to excessive force charges today during a virtual arraignment in a Monroe courtroom → Read More

Bond denied for man accused of killing two, including LSP trooper

Mire is accused of going on a multi-parish shooting spree Saturday that left two people dead, including a Louisiana State Police Master Trooper. → Read More

Added charges for man accused of killing LSP Trooper

Matthew Mire faces new charges according officials in Livingston Parish. → Read More

THE INVESTIGATORS: Some applicants cautiously optimistic as make-up days announced for DSNAP

The Department of Children and Family Services is tacking on an extra week for folks to sign up for DSNAP but some who already missed their window the first time are cautiously optimistic that they will actually get to apply in October → Read More

THE INVESTIGATORS: Attorney for Bob Dean works to get nursing home licenses reinstated

McLindon says Dean did nothing wrong. As Attorney General Jeff Landry’s Office looks into what happened, he is firm- his client will not face any criminal charges. → Read More

THE INVESTIGATORS: Congressman Carter calls for investigation into LSP as the head of the agency announces reform

Not long after the head of Louisiana State Police announced sweeping changes within the state’s top law enforcement agency, Congressman Troy Carter is calling on the Department of Justice to look into the agency → Read More

THE INVESTIGATORS: State yanks licenses of nursing homes under investigation for questionable evacuations

The state says it will yank the license of seven nursing home facilities that evacuated nearly 900 people to a makeshift storm shelter in Independence where seven people later died. All of the facilities are owned by the same man and how several state agencies are investigating how everything happened. → Read More

THE INVESTIGATORS: Four dead as nursing home residents evacuated to warehouse during Ida

The State of Louisiana is scrambling to get more than 800 nursing home residents to safety. → Read More

THE INVESTIGATORS: Phone issues persist following Hurricane Ida

At the height of the storm, AT&T told WAFB they were severely impacted by the conditions. Days after the storm, representatives with the company said they’ve made significant progress with about 90 percent of their customers reconnected. → Read More

THE INVESTIGATORS: Officer argues before civil service board that 200-day suspension violates state law

BRPD Corporal Ken Camallo’s team went before the Municipal Civil Service Board today to argue that a 200-day suspension levied against the officer by the department violates the law. This comes just more than two months after he was demoted in rank from a sergeant to a corporal and slapped with the suspension. → Read More

Legally blind man beats the odds, graduates from LSU

Matthew Smith has beaten the odds, accomplishing a major milestone of graduating from Louisiana State University all while bravely facing the challenges that come along with being legally blind. His mother, Wendy Johnson says she could not be more proud to see her son make the most of his situation and truly push forward to make his dreams a reality. → Read More

LPSO investigating after man makes off with toy from adult store

A spokeswoman with the Livingston Parish Sheriff’s Office confirms the agency is investigating a reported theft from the Frenzies Adult Store in Denham Springs. → Read More

THE INVESTIGATORS: Family takes aim at city of BR, DOTD after loved one dies near flooded underpass

A family is taking aim at one of the usual problem spots that frequently takes on water in Baton Rouge after their loved one died during flash flooding in May 2021 along Bluebonnet Boulevard. → Read More

THE INVESTIGATORS: Woman files lawsuit against WBRSO after phone was confiscated for weeks

Lori Wright is now taking her legal fight to federal court about a year after she says she was roughed up by deputies in West Baton Rouge. She claims they left bruises on her face and for some reason, took her phone, confiscating it for weeks. → Read More