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  • EBRSO: Suspect in Bluebonnet Blvd. bank robbery in custody

    February 18, 2016 5:00 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Deputies have arrested a man suspected of robbing a Capital One Bank on Bluebonnet Boulevard back in November. 29-year-old Timothy Pugh was located by EBRSO detectives in Zachary and taken into custody without incident. Deputies believe he is the man that walked into the bank... more »
  • Photo released of bank robbery suspect

    January 11, 2016 12:06 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Police released a photo of the man who detectives said robbed a Baton Rouge bank Monday and left behind a suspicious device. Baton Rouge Police said the man went into the Chase Bank at 3012 Government Street around 9:40 a.m. and went to a teller's window,... more »
  • November 18, 2015 Morning News Pop 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 »

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