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.
Wednesday, April 22, 2020 marks one month since the state of Louisiana has been under a stay-at-home order. The state has received a failing grade according to data collected by a company that tracks cellphone GPS data.
With lawmakers stalled over whether American taxpayers should get a stimulus check due to the coronavirus, there is a new message going around warning folks may not even get those payments unless they participate in the 2020 Census.
The Louisiana Department of Health (LDH) confirmed on Monday, Nov. 18 the first death linked to a vaping-associated lung injury, or EVALI, in the state. LDH was unable to provide specifics about the deceased individual due to privacy concerns.
Many say the free concert, called Sunday Service and Brunchella, was wonderful, the music was powerful, and the experience was one-of-a-kind, but some say the extra perk of brunch beforehand, that many actually paid for, left them disappointed.
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 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.
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.
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.