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  • Ferguson officer who shot Michael Brown resigns

    November 29, 2014 7:11 PM

    FERGUSON, Mo. (AP) - The white police officer who killed Michael Brown has resigned from the Ferguson Police Department, his attorney said Saturday, nearly four months after the fatal confrontation with the black 18-year-old that fueled protests in the St. Louis suburb and across the nation. Darren Wilson, 28, has... more »
  • Stubbs resigns as Nicholls State football coach

    September 14, 2014 7:30 PM

    THIBODAUX, La. (AP) - Charlie Stubbs is resigning as head football coach at Nicholls State University, citing "major health reasons" that a university spokesman isn't elaborating on. Nicholls State President Bruce Murphy accepted Stubbs' resignation Sunday. Associate head coach Chuck Hepola will oversee day-to-day football operations until a replacement is... more »
  • Jefferson Davis police juror resigns

    April 5, 2014 2:55 PM

    JENNINGS, La. (AP) - Jefferson Davis Parish Police Jury Mark Pousson has resigned his position after moving outside the district he represented. Pousson told The American Press his family built a home that is just outside the district. He stepped down on March 31. Police Jury President Donald Woods says... more »
  • Smith resigns as head of seafood board

    August 23, 2013 8:58 AM

    BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - Ewell Smith has tendered his resignation as executive director of the Louisiana Seafood Promotion and Marketing Board. Smith's resignation is effective Friday. According to a news release, Lt. Gov. Jay Dardenne accepted Smith's resignation Thursday and asked board chairman, Chef John Folse, and the board... more »
  • CATS board President Isaiah Marshall resigns

    July 26, 2013 8:09 AM

    BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - Mayor-President Kip Holden says embattled CATS board President Isaiah Marshall has resigned from the board that oversees the Baton Rouge transit system. In recent weeks, The Advocate reports Holden, some members of the Metro Council and the faith-based group Together Baton Rouge have questioned why... more »
  • St. John School superintendent resigns

    July 6, 2012 9:11 AM

    EDGARD, La. (AP) - St. John the Baptist Parish schools Superintendent Courtney Millet will be leaving her post next week. The Times-Picayune reports Millet announced on Thursday that her last day with the district will be July 12. Millet said she will be accepting a position as director of instruction... more »
  • Sheriff's deputy resigns after DWI

    May 15, 2012 10:21 AM

    JENNINGS, La. (AP) - A Jefferson Davis Parish sheriff's deputy has resigned after he was arrested on a driving while intoxicated charge by Jennings police. The American Press reports 25-year-old Ryan Gary, who had been with the department for nearly five years, was off-duty and driving a personal vehicle at... more »
  • Livingston Parish emergency director resigns

    May 2, 2012 9:34 AM

    LIVINGSTON, La. (AP) - Livingston Parish President Layton Ricks says the parish's director of emergency preparedness has resigned. Ricks tells The Advocate he has begun the search for a director of the Office of Emergency Preparedness and will have a replacement for James Tullier in the job well before hurricane... more »
  • New Orleans officer resigns after posting comments

    March 28, 2012 6:24 AM

    NEW ORLEANS (AP) - A New Orleans police officer resigned Tuesday, a day after being suspended for a comment he posted on a local TV station website about the shooting of Trayvon Martin in which he suggested the Florida teen died like a "thug." Jason Giroir used his full name... more »
  • Echols resigns as Forest Hill mayor

    March 2, 2012 8:20 AM

    FOREST HILL, La. (AP) - Sam Echols has officially resigned as mayor of Forest Hill. The Town Talk reports Echols has submitted a notarized letter to the Secretary of State's Office. Echols said in the statement that even though Forest Hill is a village, the time required to be an... more »
  • Ousted Parish President Resigns to Start New Job

    December 15, 2011 8:10 AM

    CHALMETTE, La. (AP) - Several weeks after he was voted out of office, St. Bernard Parish President Craig Taffaro is resigning to start a new job working for the state of Louisiana. Taffaro will resign Thursday morning as he prepares to become the state's new director of hazard mitigation and... more »
  • BR police corporal booked with battery, resigns

    August 5, 2011 10:13 AM

    BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - Baton Rouge police say a corporal has resigned from the department after being arrested on charges he assaulted a woman he had been seeing after jimmying a lock to get into her house. Sgt. Don Stone says in a police news release that 49-year-old Mitchell... more »
  • Regents member resigns amid possible rejection

    June 23, 2011 9:52 AM

    BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - Louisiana Board of Regents member Ed Antie has left the board rather than risk having his appointment rejected by the state Senate during confirmation votes Thursday. Antie, a communications business owner from Carencro, was grilled by state senators during confirmation hearings over a perceived conflict... more »
  • Franklin Parish school superintendent resigns

    June 8, 2011 9:55 AM

    WINNSBORO, La. (AP) - Franklin Parish School Board President Eddie Ray Bryan says Superintendent Lanny Johnson has decided not to seek another contract when his current one expires at the end of the month. Johnson also has served as superintendent of Ouachita Parish Schools. Bryan tells The News-Star Johnson agreed... more »
  • BR tech chief resigns amid kickback probe

    October 11, 2010 9:56 PM

    BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - Baton Rouge's city-parish technology director has resigned after his name surfaced in a federal probe involving an alleged kickback scheme linked to a crime-camera company. The Advocate said Mayor-president Kip Holden last week accepted Don Evans' resignation, which is effective Oct. 31. In the meantime,... more »
  • New Orleans' deputy mayor resigns after audit

    September 24, 2010 9:21 PM

    NEW ORLEANS (AP) - Greg St. Etienne has resigned from his post as deputy mayor following an audit criticizing questionable financial practices at a nonprofit he used to run. WWL-TV reported Friday that St. Etienne, the city's deputy mayor of operations, had resigned after an audit said he steered loans... more »
  • Headmaster at AES Resigns

    September 15, 2010 6:14 PM

    Ascension Episcopal School is looking for a new leader. Headmaster Pat Dickens turned in his resignation effective today. That's after the AES board of trustees and church leaders decided new leadership was needed. Dickens was put on paid administrative leave in July after allegations came out in... more »
  • Judge in Angola 5 case resigns

    August 13, 2010 9:49 PM

    ST. FRANCISVILLE, La. (AP) - The judge hearing the trials of five Louisiana State Penitentiary inmates accused of killing a security officer nearly 11 years ago has resigned from the case, citing family health issues. Several defense attorneys told The Advocate they were shocked when retired Orleans Parish District Judge... more »
  • Lafayette Parish Assistant DA Resigns Amid Probe

    July 16, 2010 9:29 AM

    LAFAYETTE, La. (AP) - Lafayette Parish District Attorney Michael Harson says one of his assistants has resigned amid a federal probe. Federal prosecutors filed tax evasion charges against Joseph Floyd Johnson on Tuesday. According to a bill of information filed by prosecutors, Johnson failed to file income tax returns from... more »
  • Eunice Policeman Resigns To Run For Chief

    June 1, 2010 5:33 PM

    A Eunice policeman has resigned to run for chief of police. Officer A.J. Frank's resignation was effective Sunday, May 30. He plans to run for chief in the October primary election. Frank could not remain an officer and seek the elected position under Civil Service regulations. Gary... more »
  • Minerals Management Service Director Resigns

    May 27, 2010 11:24 AM

    WASHINGTON (AP) - The head of the troubled agency that oversees offshore drilling resigned under pressure Thursday, Democratic sources said, as President Barack Obama moved more aggressively to take charge of the Gulf oil spill. The departure of Minerals Management Service Director Elizabeth Birnbaum came just hours before Obama's planned... more »
  • Head Of NOLA NAACP Chapter Resigns From Police Chief Search

    March 29, 2010 3:45 PM

    NEW ORLEANS (AP) - This city's incoming mayor, the first white mayor in three decades, ran into his first hurdle on Monday when black community leaders said his handling of a police chief search was overly secretive. Until Monday, the election and transition work of Lt. Gov. Mitch Landrieu had... more »

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