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  • Ruston man cashes in life savings in pennies

    October 29, 2015 1:53 PM

    RUSTON - After more than 45 years of saving pennies, a Louisiana man decided it was time to cash them in. The News-Star reports that 73-year-old Otha Anders, of Ruston, took 15 five-gallon plastic water jugs full of the coins to the bank on Tuesday. His grand total: A... more »
  • Negotiations for Miss USA cash still going on

    July 1, 2015 1:29 PM

    BATON ROUGE - City-parish and tourism officials in East Baton Rouge said they're still in talks with Miss USA officials about a six-figure cash incentives payout which is in jeopardy. A spokesperson for the EBR Mayor-President's Office said they have not turned over a $100,000 incentives payout to Miss... more »
  • Fare evader had bundle of cash

    June 5, 2015 9:05 PM

    BOSTON- A man who avoided paying a $2.10 subway fare was arrested for slipping through the turnstile behind another customer and police found $7,000 in cash on him. Timothy Chapman was stopped as police watched him do what's known as piggybacking by closely trailing a paying customer. When theY... more »
  • Drug dog finds $800,000 cash haul

    May 27, 2015 5:57 PM

    HAMMOND - Sheriff's investigators seized nearly a million dollars in cash after a traffic stop in Tangipahoa Parish this week, but made no arrests. Sheriff Daniel Edwards said on May 26 deputies detained two people driving to Houston after the department K9 found $800,000 in cash in their vehicle.... more »
  • Counterfeit cash scam hits St. Francisville check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    April 17, 2015 5:39 PM

    ST. FRANCISVILLE - Yesterday News 2 looked into a fake money scheme in St. Amant, but it seems that another counterfeit scam has reached West Feliciana Parish. A week ago, police got a call from the Dollar General in town saying they detected counterfeit money. Investigators say two suspects... more »
  • Teen steals cash, hands out hundreds to classmates

    April 11, 2015 1:07 PM

    MEDINA, Ohio - Police in Ohio say a middle school student took $25,000 from his grandfather and later started handing out $100 bills to his classmates. Authorities say the 13-year-old gave out thousands of dollars this week before schools officials discovered what was happening. Investigators in the northeastern Ohio city... more »
  • Jindal: Sell tobacco settlement for upfront cash

    March 17, 2015 2:06 PM

    BATON ROUGE- Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal's administration is moving ahead with a plan to sell the state's remaining share of a massive tobacco settlement, despite criticism the move would waste a valuable asset for a quick fix to budget problems. A board that oversees the settlement agreed to the idea... more »
  • Task force looking for ways to spend more on La. roads

    January 12, 2015 3:08 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Rather than offer specific recommendations for directing new cash to Louisiana's roadways, a legislatively-created task force is forwarding all the ideas it heard. The Transportation Funding Task Force, which ends in March, isn't prioritizing proposals it submits to lawmakers, instead letting them sift through concepts to see... more »
  • Drivers scramble for flying cash on Md. highway

    October 31, 2014 12:07 PM

    URBANA, MD - Drivers scrambled to grab money flying around a Maryland highway after an armored truck's door burst open. Maryland State Police say a lock on the truck seems to have malfunctioned, causing the door to open Friday morning. A bag of cash fell onto Interstate 270 near Urbana... more »
  • Dominican agents detain woman with $70K in stomach

    October 24, 2014 6:29 PM

    SANTO DOMINGO, Dominican Republic - Dominican Republic officials say they have arrested a woman who was carrying more than $70,000 in her stomach and $69,000 hidden inside her suitcase. The spokesman for the National Drug Control Agency says the money in the woman's stomach was divided up among 16 capsules... more »
  • Drug arrest turns up thousands in cash

    October 8, 2014 4:26 PM

    GONZALES - Sheriff's deputies in Ascension Parish said a drug arrest led them to a stash of cash recently. Chief Deputy Tony Bacala said deputies arrested Cyril Ezumezu Jr., 26, early Wednesday morning for marijuana charges. He said deputies later found more than $11,000 in cash at his residence.... more »
  • Cassidy edges closer to Landrieu in campaign cash

    July 15, 2014 10:50 AM

    BATON ROUGE - U.S. Sen. Mary Landrieu continues to outraise her chief Republican competitor, U.S. Rep. Bill Cassidy, but she's spending more money as well. The Democratic incumbent is heading into the most heated portion of the Senate race with a narrowing advantage in her cash on hand. Landrieu's campaign... more »
  • Students find 40-grand in couch

    May 15, 2014 5:57 AM

    NEW YORK - Some college roommates in New York picked up a couch for just $20.00 at the Salvation Army, and the three teens got plenty of bang for their buck. The couch was lumpy, so they decided to look inside the cushions to see why. Inside the couch,... more »
  • Amite Police find $230,000 in counterfeit cash check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    March 24, 2014 5:31 PM

    AMITE CITY - A Tangipahoa Parish man is the target of a Secret Service investigation into counterfeit cash after Amite City Police found nearly a quarter of a million dollars. Amite City Police Department Chief Jerry Trabona says finding the $230,000 in counterfeit money caught homicide detectives off guard.... more »
  • Government red tape may be blocking access to refund cards check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    February 13, 2014 7:39 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Taxpayers are missing out on extra cash and now they have to go back to the state to recoup it. Millions of dollars in 2012 state income tax refunds never made it to taxpayers because the money was dispensed on special refund, gift card-like cards. ... more »
  • Ex-police chief sentenced in missing cash probe

    January 14, 2014 3:02 PM

    AMITE- Former Kentwood Police Chief Gregory Newton has been sentenced to probation after pleading guilty to a charge that he tampered with cash that was recovered during a burglary investigation. State District Court Judge Wayne Ray Chutz sentenced Newton to five years of probation after the former chief pleaded guilty... more »
  • Armored car employee facing theft charges

    September 18, 2013 12:07 PM

    BOSSIER CITY - An employee of an armored car company is facing more theft charges today for stealing deposit bags full of cash. 34 year old Robert Posey was arrested in Caddo Parish yesterday, accused of stealing a deposit bag containing $60,000. Today, he was arrested in Bossier Parish... more »
  • Taxpayers about to be non-owners of GM

    September 10, 2013 7:36 PM

    DETROIT- Taxpayers are about to be non-shareholders in General Motors as the government is poised to sell all of its GM stock. The Treasury Department told Congress it sold $811 million worth of GM common stock last month and the government has recovered about $35.4 billion of the $49.5 billion... more »
  • Police make four arrests in BR narcotics investigation

    August 1, 2013 1:06 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Police seized guns, drugs, and cash during a narcotics investigation around Baton Rouge recently. Cpl. L'Jean McKneely said officers arrested four people on July 30: 31-year-old Ricardo Phillips, 29-year-old Randy Phillips, 28-year-old Kenneth Sterling, and 52-year-old Jonathan Shaffer, all of whom were charged with drug possession... more »
  • Lawmakers agree to refinance La.'s tobacco bonds

    May 29, 2013 2:19 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Lawmakers have agreed to refinance Louisiana's tobacco settlement bonds to generate millions in upfront cash that could be used in next year's budget. Unanimous backing Wednesday from the joint budget committee came despite criticism from Treasurer John Kennedy. Kennedy says Gov. Bobby Jindal's administration pushed for a... more »
  • Ark. treasurer accused of taking cash from broker

    May 20, 2013 12:57 PM

    LITTLE ROCK, Ark. - Arkansas' state treasurer is being accused of repeatedly taking cash payments, sometimes in a pie box, from a broker who saw his share of business with the state increase in recent years. Martha Shoffner made her initial court appearance Monday and was released on her own... more »
  • Video: Maine Zumba teacher got cash for sex

    February 28, 2013 10:21 AM

    ALFRED, Maine - A jury hearing the case of a Maine businessman accused of helping a Zumba instructor engage in prostitution has watched a video showing money changing hands after a sexual encounter. Mark Strong Sr. faces 13 counts related to promotion of prostitution. Prosecutors say he made screen-grab snapshots... more »
  • City court worker convicted of erasing tickets for cash

    February 27, 2013 4:43 PM

    BATON ROUGE- A woman was convicted of taking bribes to erase traffic tickets for people at city court. Ingrid Simon, 49, pled guilty to charges Wednesday before U.S. District Judge James J. Brady. Simon, a court clerk, took bribes on about thirty occasions from 2007 to 2010. Simon... more »
  • Three face charges over fake Super Bowl tickets

    February 27, 2013 12:21 PM

    BIRMINGHAM, Ala. - Federal authorities accused three men of trafficking counterfeit tickets for Super Bowl XLVII in New Orleans. Officials with U. S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement said Alabama authorities seized dozens of fake tickets and $7,000 in counterfeit cash at a Jan. 31 traffic stop. ICE says... more »
  • Man arrested in staged home invasion

    February 12, 2013 7:53 PM

    NATCHITOCHES, La. - Authorities say a 64-year-old Dallas man is accused of staging a home invasion at his parents' Natchitoches home to cover his theft of coins and cash from a safe at the house. Natchitoches Parish sheriff's deputies say Burton Paul Dupuy III was arrested Monday and booked with... more »
  • Three arrested in Baker narcotics investigation

    December 6, 2012 3:50 PM

    BAKER - Narcotics agents in Baker arrested three people after they said an investigation and traffic stop turned up hundreds of pills and thousands in cash. Agents arrested John McKneely, Keirsten McKneely and Tiawanga McKneely of Baker earlier this week. Bake Police Chief Mike Knaps said the agents... more »
  • Dollar coins could save country billions check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    November 30, 2012 5:37 PM

    BATON ROUGE- An idea to exchange dollar bills for dollar coins is resurfacing as the country debates how to trim the budget. While the coins would cost more to mint than bills, they would last decades longer than paper money. The switch could save the federal government nearly $4.4... more »
  • Millions in other lotto prizes won in La.

    November 29, 2012 4:37 PM

    BATON ROUGE - While nobody in Louisiana won the big Powerball jackpot last night, there were several other cash prizes handed out. The state lottery office said more than 171,000 Powerball players won more than $2.1 million in the drawing, including one ticket worth $1 million. Lottery spokesperson... 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 »
  • Unclaimed property a more likely payout than the lotto check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    November 27, 2012 5:20 PM

    BATON ROUGE- The state has more than $500 million in unclaimed property waiting for its rightful owner. The state treasury collects the money from businesses who can't find the owner. "Some of this gets lost and if a business can't find you and has your money it can't... more »
  • NFL responds to Vilma, NFLPA lawsuits

    October 17, 2012 2:43 PM

    NEW ORLEANS - The NFL is again urging a federal judge to avoid interfering in Commissioner Roger Goodell's efforts to discipline four players for the Saints' cash-for-hits bounty pool. In a response Wednesday to papers the players filed earlier this week, the NFL says its labor agreement gives Goodell the... more »
  • NJ woman accused of cancer scam for wedding, cash

    September 28, 2012 12:47 PM

    MOUNT HOLLY, N.J. - Authorities say a New Jersey woman scammed relatives and others out of cash, meals and even a wedding by falsely claiming she had bladder cancer. The Burlington County prosecutor has charged 40-year-old Lori Stilley of Delran with theft by deception. Officials say in February 2011, Stilley... more »
  • Fake reporters and cash

    August 24, 2012 8:03 PM

    Police in Managua, Nicaragua say people posing as a Mexican Television news crew were caught smuggling $7 million in cash in six vans. The National Police says it detained 18 people and seized the cash and vans. Some of the vans bear the logo of Mexico's Televisa network and the... more »
  • La. construction budget filled with pet projects

    June 6, 2012 6:26 PM

    BATON ROUGE - With the state strapped for cash, Louisiana lawmakers turned to the state's construction budget for their pet projects. In coordination with Gov. Bobby Jindal's administration, the House and Senate piled in millions of dollars for local parks, sewage and water projects, economic development initiatives and more -... more »
  • Finders not Keepers

    May 31, 2012 8:01 PM

    An appeals court in Arizona says a man's heirs are entitled to half a million dollars found in the walls of his former home years after he died. The cash was stashed in ammunition boxes, hidden in the walls. It was found by a couple who bought the house while... more »
  • BR drug bust nets thousands in cash, more than a million in cocaine check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    May 22, 2012 10:41 PM

    BATON ROUGE- Police are praising dozens in the department for taking two drug suspects off the streets, along with more than $1 million in cocaine. "Our job is tough, never ending, we're the first ones called and the last ones recognized," said Baton Rouge Police Chief Dewayne White. ... more »
  • Baton Rouge bus system needs financial help

    November 30, 2011 10:57 AM

    BATON ROUGE - The frequently cash-strapped bus system for East Baton Rouge Parish does not anticipate finding a revenue source to fill its projected $2.1 million budget gap next year. Capital Area Transit System board member Jared Loftus told the East Baton Rouge Metro Council Tuesday night they will... more »
  • Former BRPD corporal sentenced to 3 years in prison

    September 27, 2011 11:36 AM

    BATON ROUGE - A former Baton Rouge police officer has been sentenced to three years in prison Tuesday after he pleaded "no contest" to charges he took money from a local drug dealer. Former BRPD Corporal Donald Bailey, 51, entered a "no contest" plea in May to felony public... more »
  • Gov. Jindal endorsement comes with financial help

    September 21, 2011 10:21 AM

    BATON ROUGE - Gov. Bobby Jindal is backing up his campaign endorsements with cash. Sitting on a hefty campaign account nearing $8 million and with little chance of losing his re-election bid, Jindal has spread his campaign dollars to a list of lawmakers and state education board members for... more »
  • Alleged car wash thieves arrested

    May 11, 2011 11:49 AM

    LIVINGSTON - Livingston Parish detectives have arrested two men and a teenage boy for allegedly stealing money from cash receptacles at Denny's Auto Spa in Livingston. Detectives say Donald Jason Methvien, 19, Christopher Stoetzner, 25, and a 15-year-old boy stole from the business at least seven times. ... more »
  • Terminally ill man shot, killed in Denham Springs

    April 28, 2011 3:18 AM

    DENHAM SPRINGS- A 70-year-old terminally ill man was shot and killed overnight in Livingston Parish. It happened just before midnight on Bryant Lane off Highway 16 in Denham Springs. Deputies responded to a call of a reported burglary on Bryant Lane and found Joe Clifford Cash Sr. was... more »
  • Three arrested after marijuana found at business

    April 22, 2011 3:16 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Narcotics detectives found more than 36 pounds of marijuana and thousands in cash during a search of a Baton Rouge carpet-cleaning company this week. Sgt. Don Stone said detectives arrested 50-year-old Charlie Robins, 51-year-old Renee Sonnia Lee, and 52-year-old Gaylord G. Lee as a result of... more »
  • Marijuana, hashish and cash found during drug arrest

    March 31, 2011 4:28 PM

    GONZALES - Narcotics detectives seized drugs and cash and made one arrest during an investigation this week, according to the Ascension Parish Sheriff's Office. Chief Deputy Tony Bacala said narcotics agents arrested Stanely Langfield, 24, Wednesday night in suspicion of possession of hashish and possession with intent to distribute... more »
  • Texas man arrested after drugs, cash found in his vechicle

    February 18, 2011 12:18 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Narcotics agents arrested a Texas man traveling through Baton Rouge after they said they found a large amount of marijuana and cash in his vehicle. According to the East Baton Rouge Parish Sheriff's Office, agents with the Delta Narcotics Task Force arrested 35-year-old Jason Cox Thursday... more »
  • Rapper arrested after search reveals 150 lbs. of marijuana

    January 17, 2011 7:08 PM

    BREAUX BRIDGE – A rap artist known as “Big UNK” and two other people were arrested after authorities said they found them with around 150 pounds of marijuana. Reggie Smith was arrested by narcotics agents after a search of his home in Breaux Bridge Saturday morning. St. Martin Parish Sheriff’s... more »
  • Traffic stop leads to drug bust, $40,000 seized

    January 6, 2011 5:34 PM

    AMITE- A man from Tangipahoa Parish is behind bars after police found several pounds of pot and thousands in cash in his vehicle. Authorities say Jerry Robinson Jr. was arrested after a traffic stop led deputies to seven pounds of marijuana in the console of his pickup truck. ... more »

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