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  • 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 check to see if lock exists for regeneration 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 »
  • Woman pleads guilty in SS theft case

    December 3, 2012 4:50 PM

    SLIDELL - A woman accused of helping stuff the body of her roommate's dead father into an ice chest and stealing almost $34,000 of his Social Security checks has pleaded guilty. The Times-Picayune reports Heidi Todd, 45, pleaded guilty to unlawful disposal of human remains, mutilating or disinterring human remains... more »
  • WBR school employees to get extra check

    October 18, 2012 7:32 AM

    PORT ALLEN - The West Baton Rouge Parish School Board has unanimously approved a request from Superintendent David Corona to give the district's nearly 600 employees a 13th check in the amount of $800. The check will be issued to employees in December and funded through the school district's... more »
  • AP: Romney misstates facts on embassy attacks

    September 12, 2012 7:06 PM

    WASHINGTON - The gunfire at the U.S. Consulate in Benghazi, Libya, had barely ceased when Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney seriously mischaracterized what had happened in a statement accusing President Barack Obama of "disgraceful" handling of violence there and at the U.S. Embassy in Cairo. "The Obama administration's first response... more »
  • Man sought for passing forged check

    August 13, 2012 4:35 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Sheriff's deputies are looking for a man who used a forged check at an East Baton Rouge Walmart in June. Investigators said the man bought a gift card worth $750 and a birthday card on June 27, using a check with someone else's information on it.... 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 »
  • Painter scheduled for arraignment on federal charges

    June 13, 2012 10:28 AM

    BATON ROUGE - Former Alcohol and Tobacco Control commissioner Murphy Painter is scheduled to be in federal court for an arraignment this afternoon. He faces 42 felony counts of computer fraud, making false statements and identity theft. He's accused of misusing his authority to run unnecessary background checks on... more »
  • Faulty background checks hurting job hunters

    April 11, 2012 6:14 PM

    WASHINGTON - Consumer advocates say thousands of U.S. job hunters are losing out because employers use faulty background-check data drawn from shoddy records. They want the government to make sure people know what information prospective employers see so errors can be corrected and abusive companies can be held responsible. The... more »
  • Senator billed for BRPD hangar use

    October 21, 2011 10:05 PM

    BATON ROUGE- Four months after a News 2 investigation revealed that State Senator Rob Marionneaux parked his private plane in the Baton Rouge Police Department helicopter hangar, he's paid for the usage. The East Baton Rouge Parish Attorney's Office sent Marionneaux the bill, for nine months worth of rent,... more »
  • La. unemployment-check error rate high

    September 19, 2011 10:22 AM

    BATON ROUGE - More than four in 10 unemployment checks in Louisiana were issued improperly because they failed to meet the state's own standards. That's according to a federal report issued last week. The U.S. Labor Department identified over $497 million in unemployment "overpayments" from 2009 to 2011, a... more »
  • Child care centers in Baton Rouge, NO lose licenses

    August 30, 2011 6:14 PM

    BATON ROUGE - State officials revoked the licenses of two child care centers in Baton Rouge and New Orleans for failing to conduct background checks on their employees. The Department of Children and Family Services issued two revocation notices to Jumpstart Preschool and Daycare in Baton Rouge, and The... more »
  • Woman accused of stealing $274,000 from shooting victim

    March 30, 2011 4:06 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Police have accused a Baton Rouge woman of stealing around $274,000 from her 72-year-old boyfriend who was later shot. Sgt. Don Stone said Mary Ann Douglas, 52, was arrested today after investigators believe she forged checks to steal the money from her elderly boyfriend. He... more »
  • Many in Grand Isle leery of Feinberg's recovery claims

    February 2, 2011 11:02 PM

    GRAND ISLE - People on Grand Isle are still waiting for their BP checks to come in. They are leery of claims administrator Ken Feinberg's claim that the recovery process will be over in three years. Sarah's Restaurant on the island has lost more than $150,000, but has only gotten... more »
  • EBRSO looking for hot check scammer

    December 20, 2010 4:35 PM

    BATON ROUGE – Authorities are looking for a man that stole money from a Baton Rouge bank using a hot check scam this past October. The East Baton Rouge Parish Sheriff’s Office was contacted Nov. 15 by MidSouth Bank and told about the scam. The bank said a man had... more »
  • Vermilion teachers lose 13th check

    July 16, 2010 7:24 AM

    Teachers and staff in Vermilion Parish will not get a 13th supplemental check. School district chief financial officer Phillip Sellers says the move was necessary to balance the budget in the wake of declining oil and gas and sales tax revenues over the last year. Sellers says the recommendation was... more »
  • La. man sentenced in stolen check scheme

    February 18, 2010 5:06 AM

    A New Orleans man has been sentenced to more than three years in prison for his role in a scheme to cash stolen checks. Eddie Matthews III was sentenced to 37 months in prison and ordered to pay more than $25,000 in restitution to banks he defrauded. Federal prosecutors... more »
  • Former inmate accused of altering jail issued check

    December 11, 2009 2:57 PM

    A Baton Rouge man is accused of altering a check he was issued when he was released from jail. East Baton Rouge Parish Sheriff's deputies are looking for 29 year old James Davis Johnson. He's accused of altering a check he received from the Franklin Parish Sheriff's Office.... more »
  • Scam artists target Louisiana residents

    December 7, 2009 5:06 PM

    A check worth almost $4,000 is being sent to residents in Livingston Parish. A letter is also attached stating that they've won thousands more. That same letter instructs them to use the enclosed check to cover taxes. That amount could be upwards of $3,000. The Livingston Parish Sheriff's... more »
  • Southern University Refund Protest

    September 9, 2009 10:30 AM

    Southern University students are planning an on-campus protest after weeks of waiting for refund checks. Students receiving financial aid say they need the refund checks to pay for other college expenses. Classes started last month. more »

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