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  • Applebee's to pay autistic cook who didn't get checks for a year

    October 23, 2015 6:43 AM

    PORTSMOUTH, R.I.- Applebee's officials say they will pay a Rhode Island man who worked at a restaurant for about a year and never received a paycheck. Caleb Dyl has autism and was placed in the job by the social service agency Resources for Human Development. He started working as a... more »
  • FACT CHECK: Truth vs exaggeration in GOP presidential debate

    August 7, 2015 11:49 AM

    WASHINGTON - The 10 Republican presidential hopefuls who took to the stage for their first debate in Cleveland faced a daunting task in distinguishing themselves among a sprawling field of candidates. Along the way, they puffed up their own records in office and public life and veered occasionally from the... more »
  • No. 2 Senate Republican proposing gun background check bill

    August 5, 2015 11:13 AM

    WASHINGTON - The Senate's No. 2 Republican is introducing legislation that would reward states for sending more information about residents with serious mental problems to the federal background check system for firearms purchasers. And he's doing it with the National Rifle Association's support. The bill by Texas Sen.... more »
  • Theater shooting: No red flags reported at time of gun sale

    July 28, 2015 11:42 AM

    CARROLLTON - John Russell Houser's mental problems were well known to many, though perhaps not to the store that sold him the .40-caliber handgun used in a deadly attack on a Louisiana movie theater. A federal background check came back clean, the pawn shop said, with no red flags raised... more »
  • 1 convicted, 1 charged in ongoing federal check fraud case

    May 30, 2015 12:59 PM

    BATON ROUGE - A federal prosecutor in Baton Rouge says one man has been convicted and another indicted in a $4 million fraud scheme involving U.S. Treasury checks. In a Friday news release, U.S. Attorney Walt Green said the scheme took place in 2012 and 2013. Green said 26-year-old Albelk... more »
  • Gonzales woman wanted for cashing forged, stolen check

    December 11, 2014 4:29 PM

    GONZALES - Sheriff's deputies in Ascension Parish asked for the public's help on Thursday in locating a Gonzales woman accused of cashing a stolen check at a local grocery store late in November. Investigators said they began to investigation a forgery complaint after a woman, later identified as 29-year-old... more »
  • EBRSO detectives looking for check counterfeiter

    August 15, 2014 4:42 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Detectives are on the lookout for a man accused of cashing counterfeit checks at an Airline Hwy convenience store in between the dates of April 29 to May 17. According to deputies, the Baton Rouge convenience store accepted and negotiated a payroll check, for cash, on... more »
  • Study: Matching faces to IDs fails often Play Video

    March 12, 2014 6:29 PM

    BATON ROUGE- LSU researchers say people fail at matching faces to ID photographs 40 percent of the time. Dr. Megan Papesh, Assistant Professor of Psychology at LSU, said their studies show recent photos with similar lighting were the easiest to identify, with 80 percent of people getting the match... more »
  • Man wanted for using stolen counterfeit check

    July 18, 2013 8:50 AM

    GONZALES - Gonzales police are asking the public for help to identify a man who they say used a counterfeit check at a local retail store. The suspect made a purchase with a stolen check work a little more than $800 from a Baton Rouge couple. He left... more »
  • NO police officer fired for violating policies

    June 18, 2013 6:19 PM

    NEW ORLEANS - A New Orleans Police officer has been fired for violating the department's policy on moral conduct. In a news release, officials said Jeremy Wilcox was dismissed Tuesday. Wilcox was pulled over last July by a St. John the Baptist Parish sheriff's deputy for driving a truck with... more »
  • Senate panel OKs Dems gun background check bill

    March 12, 2013 10:38 AM

    WASHINGTON - A divided Senate Judiciary Committee on Tuesday narrowly approved a Democratic bill expanding required federal background checks for nearly all gun purchases, but put off immediate consideration of an assault weapons ban. The panel approved the measure by 10-8, supported by all Democrats and opposed by every Republican.... more »
  • Probation officers find meth lab during visit

    February 27, 2013 9:04 AM

    GONZALES - Probation officers in Ascension Parish said they busted a man operating a meth lab during one of their routine visits. Scott Bateman was on probation for possession of methamphetamine and simple burglary. During their visit, agents said they came across methamphetamine lab and drug paraphernalia. Narcotics... more »

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