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Baton Rouge, La.
Robb Hays is the News Director for WAFB 9News.
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Recent Articles by Robb
Can’t get through to unemployment office? Try this.
Are you, or someone you know, having trouble resetting your security information in order to file for unemployment? Here’s a trick to speed up that process.
Published March 25, 2020 at 10:52 AM
John Paul Funes now in federal custody
The former head of the OLOL Foundation, John Paul Funes, has started his federal prison sentence for embezzlement. He reported to a federal prison in Indiana Monday, Dec. 2.
Published December 2, 2019 at 10:02 PM
Attorney: Former head of LSP cleared by La. Board of Ethics
The attorney for the former head of Louisiana State Police confirmed Wednesday, Aug. 14 that his client, Mike Edmonson, has been cleared by the Louisiana Board of Ethics in several investigations involving alleged misconduct.
Published August 15, 2019 at 9:37 AM
State: Use tape to reattach inspection stickers
Vehicle inspection stations across Louisiana have been inundated with phone calls and visits from people wanting to replace their vehicle inspection stickers that won’t stay stuck.
Published June 20, 2019 at 4:16 PM
Is your inspection sticker not sticking?
Workers at the Louisiana Office of Motor Vehicles are dealing with a pesky problem.
Published June 19, 2019 at 6:37 PM
Neese Industries to close May 31
A longtime Ascension Parish business specializing in rain gear will be closing its doors at the end of this month, eliminating 30 full-time jobs.
Published May 20, 2019 at 10:59 AM
La. Supreme Court halts murder trial of man accused of killing Shreveport officer after jury pool issue
The Louisiana Supreme Court has issued a stay of all proceedings in Grover Cannon’s murder trial until they say otherwise.
Published April 11, 2019 at 5:42 PM
High-ranking La. state worker photographed golfing, shopping on the clock
The photographs and the embarrassing details related to them were part of a report that the Louisiana Legislative Auditor’s Office publicly released Monday.
Published April 8, 2019 at 12:30 PM
La. accidentally sends out $26 million in ‘double’ tax refunds
Louisiana has accidentally paid double tax refunds for nearly 66,000 taxpayers amounting to almost $26 million.
Published March 15, 2019 at 1:48 PM
Gas sold for a penny after pumps malfunction at Baton Rouge station
Gas prices have been low for weeks, but nothing quite like this.
Published December 11, 2018 at 11:31 PM
WAFB video voyeurism case lands former station worker in prison
A former WAFB employee who secretly recorded two female station employees using the restroom in 2017 was sentenced to four months in prison Tuesday. He was immediately handcuffed and led to prison.
Published October 30, 2018 at 11:57 AM
BRPD settles 2016 Earth Day excessive force arrest case
The City of Baton Rouge has agreed to pay $9,000 to settle a lawsuit filed against the city as well as several Baton Rouge police officers including former officer Blane Salamoni.
Published October 19, 2018 at 3:19 PM
$167,500 settles Schedler harassment case
Louisiana is paying $149,075 to end a sexual misconduct lawsuit against former Secretary of State Tom Schedler that was filed by one of his former employees, the Associated Press reports.
Published October 11, 2018 at 1:58 PM
Nearly 200 female Louisiana lawyers urge block of Kavanaugh nomination
Nearly 200 female Louisiana lawyers have signed a petition urging the state’s two United States senators to vote against nominating Brett Kavanaugh to the U.S. Supreme Court.
Published October 4, 2018 at 4:55 PM
Two dead after plane crashes into old TV tower
A plane crashed into an old television tower near Lafayette Friday morning leaving one person dead.
Published August 31, 2018 at 10:15 AM
INTERACTIVE MAPS: COVID-19 cases in Arkansas, Louisiana and Texas
10 families displaced after fire
Daily Report: Arkansas Dept. of Health monitoring COVID-19
Region 8 Newsdesk
Travel not banned between Louisiana and Texas; travel quarantine expanded from Gov. Abbott
Charitee Blackmon and
Picking up the pieces after EF-3 rips Jonesboro, Ark.; damaged businesses eligible for COVID-19 unemployment help
Region 8 Newsdesk