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  • November 18, 2015 Morning News Pop check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    November 18, 2015 8:05 AM

    Here are today's top stories: Gov. Bobby Jindal suspends presidential campaign Catholic charities received death threats over refugee Bank robber caught on camera, still on the loose Rapid improvements Updates all day, every day: FACEBOOK | TWITTER more »
  • School no longer on lockdown after reports of nearby bank robbery check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    November 17, 2015 12:14 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Administrators said a private school was locked down Tuesday morning after law enforcement responded to reports of an armed robbery at a Baton Rouge bank. Sheriff's deputies said a bank robbery was reported just before 11 a.m. at the Capitol One Bank on Bluebonnet across from... more »
  • Woman with bat, knife arrested at bank

    September 16, 2015 6:37 PM

    SLIDELL – Police in Slidell said they were able to calm down a woman who went into a city bank armed with a bat and knife, and disarmed her without any injuries. According to the Slidell Police Department the woman entered a Chase Bank on 350 Gause Blvd carrying... more »
  • Two Baton Rouge women wanted for bank fraud

    July 28, 2015 5:02 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Baton Rouge Police are looking for two women accused of bank fraud and theft. Police say Jontell Poole and Geneal Shavers went to the Pelican State Credit Union in June and deposited three checks worth about $1,350. According to police the checks were written from Poole's... more »
  • McConnell disputes Cruz claims of 'special deal' on bank

    July 26, 2015 3:03 PM

    WASHINGTON - Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell says there's no "special deal" to allow a vote on reviving the federal Export-Import Bank. That's contrary to claims made by Republican Sen. Ted Cruz of Texas. McConnell never mentioned Cruz's name as he opened a rare Sunday Senate session with a... more »
  • Baton Rouge man robs Mississippi bank

    July 19, 2015 4:56 PM

    GLOSTER, Ms. - Police say a man from Baton Rouge, Louisiana, is accused of robbing a bank about 50 miles north in Gloster, Mississippi. Amite County Sheriff says 47-year-old Roger Dale White Jr. was caught with the cash less than three hours after the robbery Friday. The sheriff's office says... more »
  • Banks seeks foreclosure sale on proposed River District development

    July 17, 2015 8:15 AM

    BATON ROUGE- A New York bank wants to auction the site of the proposed River District mixed-use development and additional real estate in New Iberia to collect $58.4 million it alleges it is owed by Lafayette businessman Michel Moreno. The River District development is on 34 acres between downtown Baton... more »
  • Police: Wisconsin state trooper shot and killed

    March 25, 2015 2:16 AM

    FOND DU LAC, WI - Authorities say a Wisconsin state trooper was shot and killed in an exchange of gunfire with a person who matched the description of a bank robbery suspect. Police said the suspect also was killed. Fond du Lac police said late Tuesday that the incident occurred... more »
  • Tennis tourney to support veterans check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    February 24, 2015 8:40 AM

    BATON ROUGE - Great news for tennis enthusiasts! It's time for the annual Iberville Bank Team Tennis Challenge. Proceeds from the tournament benefit 'Support Our War Heroes". The tournament runs Friday, March 6th - Sunday, March 8th. Organizers say 300 players are expected to participate. There's also a gala... more »
  • Police: Man took $500 from bank drive-thru left by another

    February 9, 2015 12:09 PM

    CLEARFIELD, PA - Police say a Pennsylvania man hoping to pass a fraudulent check instead stole $500 when he found that much money left behind by another customer at a drive-thru bank window. Twenty-eight-year-old Randy Gillen Jr. was in the Clearfield County Jail on Monday, awaiting a Feb. 11 preliminary... more »
  • Thousands of cards deactivated over ATM skimmers check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    January 26, 2015 12:56 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Louisiana State Police confirmed Monday local, state, and federal authorities are looking into a major compromise of ATMs along the I-10 corridor from Baton Rouge to New Orleans. The investigation reportedly centers around devices called "skimmers" which were placed on dozens of ATMs at Whitney Banks.... more »
  • Suspect in bank robbery arrested

    January 16, 2015 10:30 AM

    BATON ROUGE - Sheriff's deputies caught up with a suspected bank robber in Tangipahoa Parish overnight who's accused of holding up an East Baton Rouge Parish bank earlier this week. Deputies arrested 46-year-old William Mathis in Hammond Thursday night with the help of Livingston and Tangipahoa Parish deputies. He's... more »
  • Suspect identified in EBR bank robbery

    January 15, 2015 12:26 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Sheriff's deputies named a suspect Thursday in this week's bank robbery in East Baton Rouge Parish. Deputies said a tip identified the robber as 46-year-old William Mathis. Investigators said Mathis is originally from Albany, La., but believed to currently be in Florida. Investigators said Mathis... more »
  • Photos released of EBR bank robber

    January 14, 2015 5:20 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Sheriff's deputies released photos of a man who robbed an East Baton Rouge Parish bank Wednesday afternoon. Detectives said the man went into the Regions Bank at 2121 O'neal Lane at 3:40 p.m. and handed the teller a note demanding money. After the teller gave... more »
  • Wal-Mart launching mobile checking account

    September 24, 2014 6:08 AM

    PASADENA, CA - Wal-Mart is launching a mobile checking account for its customers that will eliminate some of the fees charged by banks. The company said Wednesday that the GoBank checking account through Green Dot Corp. has no minimum balance requirements or overdraft fees. A monthly membership charge of $8.95... more »
  • Bank robbery, gunbattle leaves 3 dead check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    July 17, 2014 2:24 AM

    STOCKTON, CA - Police in Central California say a second suspect has died after a bank robbery and gunbattle that led to the death of a hostage. Stockton police say that in all, three people are dead in Wednesday's violence, which included a high-speed chase that left cars and houses... more »
  • Malware whiz pleads guilty

    January 28, 2014 7:46 PM

    ATLANTA- A 24-year-old man from Russia who created a computer program to hack bank accounts pleaded guilty to conspiracy and wire fraud charges in federal court. Aleksandr Andreevich Panin, also known as "Gribodemon" is the main author of SpyEye, a computer program that's a Trojan. Prosecutors say it... more »
  • Head of bank bailout runs for California governor

    January 21, 2014 2:35 PM

    SACRAMENTO, Calif.- Neel Kashkari, a former U.S. Treasury official and architect of the nation's bank bailout, says he is running for governor of California. He entered the race Tuesday as a Republican newcomer who faces long odds against incumbent Gov. Jerry Brown, a Democrat. Kashkari made the announcement in a... more »
  • Bank robbery suspects arrested

    December 20, 2013 2:27 PM

    BATON ROUGE- Two men wanted for robbing a bank in Baton Rouge, are now behind bars. Police arrested Terrence Holliday and Felix Dupree for robbing the Chase Bank in the 3400 block of Drusilla Lane. Detectives say, on December 14 around 10:30 in the morning, one of the... more »
  • Police search for successful bank robber

    October 30, 2013 9:00 PM

    BATON ROUGE- Police are searching for a man who robbed a bank inside a grocery store Wednesday afternoon. The man is seen on security video at the Teche Bank inside the Neighborhood Walmart on Old Hammond Highway just before 5 p.m. He told the teller he had a weapon... more »
  • Convicted bank robber accused in third heist

    September 25, 2013 2:00 PM

    DENHAM SPRINGS- A repeat bank robber was indicted Wednesday for a third heist. Scott Coats, 44, is accused of hitting the First NBC Bank on August 16th. Prosecutors say he was able to swindle $1500 during the robbery. Coats was out of prison for less than a year... more »
  • FBI tracked gunman's trip, LSU Police alerted

    August 23, 2013 5:09 PM

    BATON ROUGE- The FBI said Friday it notified LSU Police about possible issues concerning the shooter in a hostage situation at a Tensas State Bank branch earlier this month. Fuaed Abdo Ahmed, 20, shot and killed two bank employees in St. Joseph, Louisiana, hours after he let a third... more »
  • New details released about deadly standoff, gunman

    August 14, 2013 10:43 AM

    ST. JOSEPH - State Police and LSU released more information about a deadly hostage standoff in Tensas Parish and the person responsible, who had ties to Baton Rouge. State Police said this morning the a male hostage died after he was shot by 20-year-old Fuaed Abdo Ahmed at the... more »
  • The hostage killer, and his ties to Baton Rouge

    August 14, 2013 3:30 AM

    BATON ROUGE- The college student identified as the shooter and hostage-taker in a deadly bank standoff in the northeastern Louisiana town of St. Joseph Tuesday has ties to LSU, according to the man's Facebook profile. Among the jobs Fuaed Abdo Ahmed lists on his page, is an unidentified position... more »
  • Dead hostage-taker told authorities there was a device in his head

    August 14, 2013 3:04 AM

    ST. JOSEPH- A hostage has died after gun fire erupted inside a bank that became a national crime scene in northeast Louisiana Tuesday. Authorities said one of three people taken hostage by Fuaed Abdo Ahmed, 20, died from a gunshot wound inflicted by Ahmed. A second hostage was also... more »
  • Dead hostage-taker identified as Fuaed Abdo Ahmed

    August 14, 2013 1:39 AM

    ST. JOSEPH - Authorities said Fuaed Abdo Ahmed, 20, shot his remaining two hostages in the upper body as State Police stormed the bank he was hiding in and shot him. Ahmed was killed by the shots fired by authorities late Tuesday night. Louisiana State Police superintendent Col. Mike... more »
  • Open line of communication continues overnight with hostage-taker check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    August 13, 2013 10:05 PM

    ST. JOSEPH, La. - State Police said an open line of communication continues with a hostage-taker inside a rural Louisiana bank in Tensas Parish. Negotiators will keep talking with the unidentified man overnight. The situation has been developing since 12:30 p.m. Tuesday. Two hostages remain inside the bank:... more »
  • New details about hostage-taker at rural La. bank

    August 13, 2013 7:59 PM

    ST. JOSEPH, La.- State Police said late Tuesday, the man inside a bank in northeastern Louisiana is 20-years-old and has ties to the Tensas Parish community. Troopers did not release the name of the man they have been negotiating with for hours after he took three hostages. The three... more »
  • Gunman takes hostages at north La. bank

    August 13, 2013 2:18 PM

    ST. JOSEPH - State police and authorities in Tensas Parish, La., say a gunman has taken at least three people hostage at a bank. Jane Netterville with the parish Office of Homeland Security and Emergency Preparedness told CNN's Wolf Blitzer that the hostages were two women and a man.... more »
  • Man wanted in Gonzales attempted bank robbery

    August 7, 2013 2:38 PM

    GONZALES - Police in Gonzales are on the lookout for a man wanted for an apparent attempted bank robbery. They say around 11:30 a.m. Tuesday, the subject walked into the Capitol One on South Burnside Avenue and wrote something on a deposit slip. Investigators say after standing in... more »
  • Credit card information swiped from many in the area check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    July 23, 2013 9:49 PM

    BATON ROUGE - A number of people in the Baton Rouge area have been warned by their banks that credit and debit cards have been compromised. Some people's warning also comes with bad news; it was too late and purchases were made out of state or out of the... more »
  • CATS leader has "no clue" where missing $101,000 might be check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    July 22, 2013 10:21 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Leaders of the public transit system are scratching their heads over a huge amount of money that has vanished. Monday, Capital Area Transit Systems said an intern financial check revealed $101,860 is missing. "I have no clue where the money is exactly," CATS Chairman Isaiah... more »
  • Woman sought for stealing from elderly

    July 9, 2013 11:49 AM

    PRAIRIEVILLE - The Ascension Parish Sheriff's Office asked for the public's help identifying a woman who fraudulently withdrew money from an elderly woman's bank account in Prairieville. The elderly victim's wallet was stolen from a shopping cart in a Hattiesburg, Mississippi Walmart in April. Deputies said a woman was... more »
  • BRPD: Man wanted for robbing bank

    June 4, 2013 7:25 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Baton Rouge police are looking for a man accused of robbing the Fidelity Savings Bank on Corporate Boulevard this afternoon. Detectives said the suspect walked into the bank and passed a note to the teller demanding the money. Police say the suspect fled on foot... more »
  • Suspected bank robbery gunman arrested

    June 4, 2013 11:20 AM

    NEW ORLEANS - New Orleans police have arrested a gunman who they say opened fire on a police officer during an attempted bank robbery. Police say the shooting happened around 9 a.m. Tuesday outside a Whitney Bank branch. Police spokesman Garry Flot says an off-duty police officer working a detail... more »
  • La. donates food to Oklahoma tornado survivors

    May 31, 2013 5:13 PM

    BATON ROUGE - State agriculture officials say Louisiana companies are donating food and supplies to a food bank in Oklahoma following a tornado that wiped out much of the town of Moore. Agriculture Commissioner Mike Strain says Louisiana has received much help in the past from other parts of the... more »
  • Bank robbery suspect arrested at airport

    April 30, 2013 11:42 AM

    METAIRIE - Jefferson Parish sheriff's deputies say a man returning to the area was arrested at Louis Armstrong International Airport for a Metairie bank robbery earlier in April. The Times-Picayune reports 33-year-old Bruce Padilla was booked Monday for a bank robbery on April 12. Col. John Fortunato says authorities caught... more »
  • Covington contractor pleads guilty in loan case

    April 25, 2013 7:56 AM

    NEW ORLEANS - A 40-year-old Covington contractor pleaded guilty in federal court to filing false records with a bank to obtain a $3.45 million loan. Raymond Grow III pleaded guilty Wednesday to one count of making a false statement in his loan application to First American Bank and Trust... more »
  • Weak start for stocks on Wall Street; banks slide

    April 12, 2013 8:58 AM

    NEW YORK- The stock market is heading lower in early trading after a four-day rise as bank shares weaken. Wells Fargo and JPMorgan fell after reporting revenue that was lower than analysts were expecting. JPMorgan and Bank of America led the Dow Jones industrial average lower shortly after the opening... more »
  • Incendiaries found in truck abandoned near bank

    February 25, 2013 2:50 PM

    NEW ORLEANS - Bomb squad members removed several incendiary devices found in a truck abandoned outside a New Orleans bank this morning. Police used a robot to remove some of the eight devices, and bomb technicians removed the rest from the vehicle outside the Whitney Bank on Canal. ... more »
  • Fed plot suspect expected to plead guilty in NYC

    February 7, 2013 6:40 AM

    NEW YORK - A 21-year-old Bangladesh native accused of trying to blow up the Federal Reserve Bank in New York is expected to plead guilty to charges stemming from the plot. A plea hearing in federal court in Brooklyn is scheduled on Thursday for Quazi Nafis. He was charged in... more »
  • Hammond council approves purchase of former bank

    February 6, 2013 6:48 AM

    HAMMOND - The Hammond City Council has agreed to buy and renovate the former Hancock Bank Building for use as the Police Department's new headquarters. Mayor Mayson Foster asked the council Tuesday to approve necessary fiscal moves to ensure state funding would be available for the project. The state awarded... more »
  • Palestinians celebrate UN statehood vote

    November 29, 2012 4:23 PM

    RAMALLAH, West Bank - Palestinians have erupted in wild cheers, hugging each other and honking car horns after the United Nations voted to grant them, at least formally, what they have long yearned for - a state of their own. In the central celebration in the West Bank city of... more »
  • Deputies investigating bank robbery in Baton Rouge

    November 29, 2012 3:23 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Authorities released surveillance photos of a man who robbed an East Baton Rouge bank this afternoon. It happened at the Chase Bank located at 7171 Corporate Blvd before 3 p.m. A sheriff's office spokesperson said a white male came into the bank wearing a dark-colored... more »
  • Red River Bank to buy Fidelity Bank of BR

    November 15, 2012 2:24 PM

    ALEXANDRIA - Red River Bank of Alexandria is buying Fidelity Bank of Baton Rouge. Red River Bank President and CEO Blake Chatelaine says the purchase price is private and confidential. Holding firm Red River Bancshares Inc. said in a news release Thursday that its merger with Fidelity Bancorp Inc. should... more »
  • Man accused of robbing bank on election day

    November 6, 2012 7:49 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Police arrested a man they said robbed a bank in downtown Baton Rouge today. Cpl. L'Jean McKneely said officers arrested Karl Shelvin, 29, of Opelousas shortly after the robbery around 2:22 p.m. today. McKneely said Shelvin went into the State Bank and Trust at 665... more »
  • Police: NY bank thief claimed he was shortchanged

    October 22, 2012 5:13 PM

    SYRACUSE, N.Y. - Going back to a bank you just ripped off to claim you'd been shortchanged isn't likely to end well. That's what police say led to an arrest Monday in upstate New York. Syracuse police say 28-year-old Arthur Bundrage, of East Syracuse, went into a bank at about... more »
  • WBRZ kicks off Feed A Family 2012

    October 17, 2012 10:35 AM

    BATON ROUGE - In response to the increasing need to feed the hungry in our viewing area, WBRZ is conducting its 28th annual "Feed-A-Family" food drive. With the aid of the Greater Baton Rouge Food Bank, and the Baton Rouge Clinic, WBRZ will place food collection barrels with the... more »
  • New Orleans' boil water order ends

    October 9, 2012 3:06 PM

    NEW ORLEANS - The New Orleans Sewerage & Water Board says tapwater on the city's east bank is safe to drink. Water was taken for testing Monday afternoon after the main treatment plant lost power for a few minutes Monday morning during maintenance work. Low pressure in water pipes makes... more »
  • Feds order Discover to refund $200M to cardholders

    September 24, 2012 10:42 AM

    WASHINGTON - Discover Bank is paying $214 million to settle charges that it pressured credit card customers to buy costly add-on services like payment protection and credit monitoring. Federal regulators said Monday that Discover call-center workers enrolled customers in the programs without their consent, misled them about the benefits and... more »
  • Red Cross, food banks asking for donations

    September 7, 2012 11:31 AM

    BATON ROUGE - Red Cross chapters and food banks across Louisiana have been busy helping people out after Hurricane Isaac, and now they're asking for help as well. FEMA said the organizations are asking for donations to help replenish supplies they've used giving relief to people affected by the... more »
  • EBRSO: Reward offered in fake check case

    August 13, 2012 4:21 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Sheriff's deputies released photos of a man they said cashed a fake check in Baton Rouge for more than $2,200 in real cash. EBRSO spokesperson Casey Rayborn Hicks said the man cashed the check May 30 around 1 p.m. at a bank on Jefferson Highway. ... more »
  • Obama orders new sanctions on Iran

    July 31, 2012 1:55 PM

    WASHINGTON - President Barack Obama is leveling new sanctions on banks in China and Iraq that the White House says have helped Iran evade international sanctions. The new penalties target China's Bank of Kunlun and Iraq's Elaf Islamic Bank. In a statement, Obama says the sanctions make clear that the... more »
  • Barclays employees boost Romney campaign

    July 26, 2012 10:53 AM

    LONDON - The former chief executive of Barclays dropped out of Mitt Romney's Thursday night fundraiser in London, but Bob Diamond had already sent a check for $2,500. So have 82 others who listed their employer as Barclays or Barclays Capital on U.S. Federal Election Commission records, including two who... more »
  • EBRSO looking for bank robber

    June 28, 2012 3:20 PM

    East Baton Rouge Sheriff's Detectives are looking for a man wanted for robbing a bank in Baton Rouge. It happened at the Whitney Bank at 7980 Jefferson Highway at 2 p.m. Detectives say the man walked into the bank and gave the teller a note demanding money. ... more »
  • FBI: Man dressed as woman robs New Orleans bank

    June 22, 2012 6:33 PM

    NEW ORLEANS - The FBI and New Orleans police are looking for a man who was dressed as a woman when he robbed a bank in New Orleans. An FBI news release says the man entered a bank in the Gentilly area just before noon. He implied he had a... more »
  • Survey: Businesses more upbeat about bank loans

    June 21, 2012 2:48 PM

    NEW YORK - Many small businesses expect to seek a bank loan this year although signs still point to a weak lending climate. In a survey of nearly 6,000 businesses by Pepperdine University and Dun & Bradstreet Credibility Corp. during the first quarter, nearly a third of the participants said... more »
  • Tax preparer found guilty of bank fraud

    June 6, 2012 6:52 AM

    BATON ROUGE - A Baton Rouge tax preparer has been convicted on 22 counts of bank fraud, assisting the preparation of false tax returns, impeding the Internal Revenue Service and money laundering. A jury of seven women and five men returned a decision in the two-week trial after approximately... more »
  • Student ID cards tied to banks, credit cards check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    June 4, 2012 9:00 PM

    BATON ROUGE - There are some growing concerns about tying LSU student's money to their college identification cards. It's a trend that's seen universities partnering with banks and credit card companies. Until recently, IDs at LSU only worked if parents or kids put money or meals on them and... more »
  • White House says bank loss shows need for rules

    May 14, 2012 10:32 AM

    ABOARD AIR FORCE ONE - The White House says a $2 billion trading blunder by JPMorgan Chase shows the continued need for rules that protect the taxpayer when Wall Street makes mistakes. White House press secretary Jay Carney says the loss is a reminder of why controls installed after the... more »
  • Pajama-wearing bank burglar wanted

    May 7, 2012 11:08 AM

    BATON ROUGE- East Baton Rouge Sheriff's Office announced that they are searching for a man who attempted to burglarize a bank Monday while wearing pajamas. It happened around 3 a.m. at the Chase Bank in the 1300 block of O'Neal Lane. Deputies responded to the bank after several... more »
  • Iberia Bank robbed by suspect wearing a large, fake beard check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    May 7, 2012 10:45 AM

    BATON ROUGE - Baton Rouge Police responded to a reported bank robbery Monday morning, making it the fourth reported robbery within seven days. It happened at the Iberia Bank branch on 7325 Highland Road at Highland Park Drive. Police say the suspect walked into the bank with a... more »
  • Second bank robbed in two days

    May 1, 2012 10:54 AM

    BATON ROUGE - Investigators say a bank on Jefferson Highway was robbed Tuesday, making it the second Baton Rouge bank hit in two days. Baton Rouge Police say the robbery took place at the Regions Bank at 7777 Jefferson Hwy. The suspect is described as a black male... more »
  • Suspect wanted in Gonzales bank robbery

    April 26, 2012 2:47 PM

    Gonzales- A man wanted for robbing a bank in Gonzales is on the loose, and police are asking for your help in identifying him. Officers say just before 5 Monday evening, a man walked into the American Gateway Bank, and gave a note to the teller demanding money. ... more »
  • Police: Gunman wearing Mardi Gras mask robs bank

    March 21, 2012 11:43 AM

    BATON ROUGE - Deputies responded to a robbery Wednesday at a bank located on Industriplex Boulevard. It happened around 11:30 a.m. at a Whitney Bank. Reports say a man reportedly walked into the bank with a handgun, jumped over the teller counter and demanded money. The suspect... more »
  • Developer pleads guilty to bank fraud conspiracy

    March 16, 2012 8:35 AM

    NEW ORLEANS - Federal prosecutors say a Covington developer has admitted conspiring to get mortgages for bad loan risks. They say the plot was uncovered during investigation of the federal bank bailout program. U.S. Attorney Jim Letten says 43-year-old Troy Fouquet pleaded guilty Thursday to one count of conspiracy to... more »
  • Second bank robbery suspect captured

    February 24, 2012 11:03 AM

    OPELOUSAS- A second suspect wanted in connection with the Feb. 8 armed robbery of the Melville branch of the United Mississippi Bank is now behind bars. The first suspect, 32-year-old Tyrone D. Byers of Natchitoches, was arrested earlier this week in Texas following a high speed chase. St. Landry Parish... more »
  • BR man wanted for bank robbery in St. Landry Parish

    February 21, 2012 11:13 AM

    BATON ROUGE- Two men, including one from Baton Rouge, are wanted in connection with the robbery of a bank in St. Landry Parish. Sheriff's Deputies say David Pooler, 33, is a person of interest in the armed robbery of a bank in Melville. Trevon Haile, who is from Texas,... more »
  • Police: Woman with fake beard robs bank in Kinder

    February 15, 2012 4:31 PM

    KINDER - Louisiana State Police and the FBI need your help finding a suspect they say robbed a bank in costume Monday. Investigators say a white female wearing a long, fake beard and large glasses entered the Iberia Bank on 5th Avenue with a weapon and demanded money from... more »
  • Ex-bank worker pleads guilty to embezzling $387K

    January 14, 2012 11:04 AM

    LAFAYETTE, La. - A New Iberia woman has pleaded guilty in federal court to embezzling nearly $400,000 from a bank where she worked as a customer service representative. Brandy Z. Rogers, 32, faces a maximum sentence of 30 years in prison after her guilty plea Friday in Lafayette. Federal... more »
  • Search continues for EBR bank robber

    November 18, 2011 3:49 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Investigators continued to search today for an armed bank robber that made off with a sack of cash in East Baton Rouge Parish. Casey Hicks with the parish sheriff's office said deputies are "still pursuing leads" after the Chase Bank on Jones Creek Road was robbed... more »
  • Search underway after bank robbery in Baton Rouge check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    November 17, 2011 2:22 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Authorities are searching for the man that robbed a bank on Jones Creek Road earlier this afternoon. Right now authorities are using K9 units to search the area around the Chase Bank on Jones Creek. Two schools, Woodlawn Middle and Southeast Middle, were put on lockdown... more »
  • Manhunt for escaped burglar after bank holdup

    October 25, 2011 2:08 PM

    VIDRINE, La. - Louisiana State Trooper Stephen Hammons says at least 40 people are hunting for an escaped burglar in Evangeline Parish, where witnesses identified him as the robber who held up a bank in Vidrine. He says officers from three state police troops and the state police air... more »
  • Deputies investigating attempted bank robbery

    October 20, 2011 5:36 PM

    BATON ROUGE - A would-be bank robber in East Baton Rouge Parish created a scare but left without any loot, according to the sheriff's office. Deputies were called to the Regions Bank at 11880 Greenwell Springs around 3:40 p.m. They were told a man who may have been... more »
  • L'Auberge donates $5K to Baton Rouge food bank

    October 12, 2011 3:06 PM

    BATON ROUGE, La. - Answering the Greater Baton Rouge Food Bank's call for donations, L'Auberge Baton Rouge Hotel & Casino today donated $5,000 to help fill the emptying shelves of the food bank's warehouse. The donation from L'Auberge Baton Rouge will provide approximately 35,000 meals to people in need... more »
  • BRPD: Arrest made in Tuesday bank robbery

    July 13, 2011 10:30 AM

    BATON ROUGE - Police have arrested someone in connection with the recent armed robbery of an Old South Baton Rouge bank. Cpl. L'Jean McKneely said officers arrested Brendan Coughenour, 21, last night. He said evidence collected at the scene and surveillance photos helped them identify Coughenour and make the... more »
  • Bank robbed in North Gates area

    July 12, 2011 2:35 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Police are searching for a bank robber after a bank near the LSU campus was hit this afternoon. The robbery was reported around 2 p.m. at the CapitalOne Bank on 3300 Highland, just outside the campus north gates. Sgt. Don Stone said a man in... more »

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