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  • 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 »
  • Dean Smith's trust sends $200 checks to his UNC lettermen

    March 26, 2015 1:28 PM

    CHAPEL HILL, NC - Dean Smith is still giving to his North Carolina players - even after his death. Tim Breedlove, the Charlotte-based trustee of the trust that bears the late coach's name, said Thursday that letters were sent earlier this month to each of the players who lettered for... more »
  • Dr. Stephens on outpatient surgery safety checks check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    November 6, 2014 5:13 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Cosmetic and reconstructive surgeon Dr. Stephens joined us on News 2 at 4 Thursday afternoon to talk about safety precautions every patient should take before having an outpatient surgical procedure. Dr. Stephens says there are a few easy steps to make sure there will be no... more »
  • Kenner woman arrested for stealing checks

    February 15, 2014 12:15 PM

    METAIRIE - A Kenner woman has been arrested on charges of stealing more than $133,000 from patients at a Metairie nursing home. The Louisiana attorney general's office says in a news release that 37-year-old Dina Maumus was booked into the Jefferson Parish jail this week with 24 counts of felony... more »
  • Deputies: Couple steals thousands from church

    November 8, 2013 6:33 PM

    AMITE, La. - Tangipahoa Parish Sheriff's Deputies have arrested a husband and wife, accused of stealing several thousand dollars from Roseland Baptist Church. Investigators said Greg and Jamie Lynn Howell stole from the church by forging checks. They were each charged with 62 counts of forgery. The couple... more »
  • Deputies: man stole from grandmother

    November 7, 2013 10:40 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Sheriff's deputies arrested a Denham Springs man who is suspected of stealing his grandmother's checks and cashing them for personal use. Detectives said Brice Cantrell stole several checks from his 82-year-old grandmother. According to investigators, Cantrell cashed one check in Livingston Parish and two in... more »
  • Navy Yard shooting raises background check questions

    September 17, 2013 11:48 AM

    WASHINGTON - The mass shooting at the Washington Navy Yard yesterday is raising questions about background checks. Officials say the alleged shooter, Aaron Alexis, used a valid pass to get into the Navy Yard building where he killed twelve people. He was killed in a gun battle with police.... more »
  • Three women indicted in BR counterfeiting case

    September 13, 2013 11:47 AM

    BATON ROUGE - Federal authorities have indicted three women they say tried to cash over $77,000 in counterfeit checks in Baton Rouge. They are alleged to have flown in from Florida and Michigan in March to cash the checks at two liquor stores, two convenience stores and a payday... more »
  • Texas Brine starts issuing settlement checks check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    August 1, 2013 5:20 PM

    BAYOU CORNE - Settlement checks went to some people to escape the ever-growing sinkhole in Assumption Parish. Texas Brine, the company believed responsible for the sinkhole, started handing out the checks yesterday. So far, four buyout deals are complete. Once homeowners get the check they have 30 days... more »
  • Mayor demands extra paycheck despite lack of funds check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    June 3, 2013 5:12 PM

    PORT ALLEN - The Mayor of Port Allen demanded in a memo sent to the city's payroll clerk that she receive another check to make up the difference in her salary after money ran out. News 2 uncovered that Slaughter raised her salary $20,000 without council approval after she... more »
  • Deputies looking for two using stolen checks

    May 29, 2013 2:58 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Sheriff's deputies released photos of two people they said used stolen checks at East Baton Rouge Parish stores last month. Investigators said the two people, a man and a woman, used checks stolen from the victim's mailbox to make purchases as three different Walmart stores between... more »
  • Photos of forgery suspect released

    April 30, 2013 11:56 AM

    BATON ROUGE - Sheriff's deputies released photos today of a woman they said tried to pass forged checks at an East Baton Rouge Parish Walmart in March. Detectives said they were told on April 2 that two checks were stolen from mailboxes in the northern part of the parish.... more »
  • Senate rejects expanded gun background checks

    April 17, 2013 3:31 PM

    WASHINGTON - The Senate has rejected a bipartisan effort to expand federal background checks to more firearms buyers in a crucial showdown over gun control. Wednesday's vote was a jarring blow to the drive to curb firearms sparked by December's massacre of children and staff at an elementary school in... more »
  • Dem, GOP senators reach background check deal

    April 10, 2013 10:21 AM

    WASHINGTON - Two pivotal senators have announced a bipartisan deal on expanding background checks to more gun buyers. The agreement could build support for President Barack Obama's drive to curb firearms violence. Democratic Sen. Joe Manchin of West Virginia and Republican Sen. Patrick Toomey of Pennsylvania said their agreement would... more »
  • NRA changes stance on background checks

    February 4, 2013 2:46 PM

    WASHINGTON - The country's most powerful gun rights lobbying group has reversed its decade-old stance on requiring instant background checks for people buying guns at gun shows. Wayne LaPierre, executive vice president of the National Rifle Association, said in 1999 that his group thinks "it's reasonable to provide mandatory instant... more »
  • ATF urges background checks in private gun sales

    January 16, 2013 2:29 PM

    WASHINGTON- The Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives is encouraging licensed gun dealers to help private gun sellers run federal background checks. In an open letter to the country's federally licensed gun dealers, the ATF says they can "enhance public safety and assist law enforcement" by facilitating private sales... more »
  • Sex offenders to be watched Wednesday; check your area check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    October 30, 2012 9:31 PM

    BATON ROUGE- A special task force of officers will be out Wednesday, checking on sex offenders. Offenders can not be out on Halloween, and must be far away from children. For a list of sex offenders in your area, click HERE . Click HERE for a story... more »
  • Sex offender checks to ramp up in the coming weeks check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    October 22, 2012 4:33 PM

    BATON ROUGE- Law enforcement agencies across the area are ramping up efforts to crack down on sex offenders who are not in compliance with the law. Last week, Livingston Parish deputies arrested ten men for failing to stay in compliance. Bond was set at $25,000 for each person. ... more »
  • High water, extra Mississippi River levee checks

    February 10, 2012 4:12 AM

    NEW ORLEANS - The Army Corps of Engineers says it's keeping an eye on Mississippi River levees because the river is high. The twice-weekly checks are a precaution because the water is expected to remain high for a while. The corps said Thursday that patrols began this week for levees... more »
  • Woman arrested for possessing $400,000 worth of fake checks

    November 30, 2011 12:06 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Local and national authorities added an extra 92 criminal charges to a Baton Rouge woman's rap sheet Wednesday morning after they arrested her for possessing over $400,000 in checks and money orders two weeks ago. BRPD's Financial Crimes Investigators arrested Latosha Edrena Jackson, 31, of 10950... more »
  • Fund for fishermen hands out money for Christmas

    December 24, 2010 8:34 AM

    NEW ORLEANS- State officials say a fund set up for fishermen struggling since the oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico is handing out $500 checks to 250 fishermen for Christmas. The friends of the fishermen fund was set up in July and has raised more than $127,000 through... more »
  • Farmers still waiting on reimbursement checks

    October 1, 2010 6:31 PM

    Farmers in Paincourtville are still waiting for reimbursement checks from Mantle Oil and Gas Company a month and a half after a well blew out and spewed oil and natural gas over their fields. Mantle Oil and Gas said everyone who lost money "has been taken care of," but... more »
  • EBRSO looking for man issuing worthless checks

    July 19, 2010 2:21 PM

    A man wanted for issuing worthless checks and theft in Baton Rouge is on the loose. Detectives say Kevin D. White, 50, wrote two checks from an account that had non-sufficient funds and wrote four checks from a closed account, during March and April of this year. Anyone... more »
  • Grande Isle doing checks on spill workers

    July 1, 2010 2:12 PM

    The police chief of Grand Isle has begun running background checks on over 450 oil spill workers. Chief Euris DuBois says the island's residents will rest easy if they know none of the workers are wanted for serious crime. DuBois says there have been no problems reported since... more »
  • Livingston Parish man spends neighbor's money

    April 23, 2010 5:01 PM

    Killian Police say Steven Ford targeted his neighbors living in Tickfaw's Broadmoor. Police were alerted Saturday after checks, credit cards and debit cards disappeared from several homes. Josh Strickland, 69, has lived in Tickfaw's Broadmoor for 20 years. He tells News 2, "This is the first time I've locked... more »
  • Trial date set for ex-Richwood mayor

    April 2, 2010 7:39 AM

    A trial date of July 12 has been set for former Richwood Mayor Ed Harris, who faces a charged of malfeasance. State District Court Judge Wilson Rambo also set on Thursday a preliminary hearing for any motions June 21. Harris had entered a not guilty plea Sept. 10. The charge... more »
  • Women wanted for worthless checks

    April 1, 2010 8:50 AM

    Tangipahoa Parish Sheriff deputies need your help finding two woman wanted for issuing worthless checks. Demetric R. Williams and Leah Fontenot are wanted on several counts of issuing worthless checks to local businesses. If you know where they are please call Tangipahoa Parish Sheriff's Office at 985-748-3338. more »
  • More than $1M in bogus checks passed nationwide

    February 3, 2010 8:08 AM

    Bossier Parish deputies say Charles Bradford who allegedly got $1 million in bogus checks cashed to gamble at casinos nationwide is in the parish jail. Thirteen locals were arrested and more arrests are expected. The sheriff's department says the suspects were recruited over three years when Bradford was in and... more »
  • Early pension checks sent to state retirees

    January 5, 2010 8:53 AM

    More than 30,000 retired state employees erroneously got their January pension checks in December, creating a big headache for them and the pension system. The Louisiana State Employees Retirement System sent some $40 million in electronic checks to 34,866 retiree accounts Dec. 22 a month early. LASERS spokeswoman Robyn Ekings... more »
  • Federal agents spook sex offenders

    October 29, 2009 4:58 PM

    Hundreds of registered sex offenders in four parishes received a surprise visit from U.S. Marshals during the past 30 days. Federal agents targeted Ascension, West Baton Rouge, Iberville and Livingston parishes. Marshals stopped at nearly 400 homes for "Operation Knock Knock." Agents initially tried to make contact... more »
  • Woman wanted for cashing counterfeit checks

    October 13, 2009 12:33 PM

    The Baton Rouge Police Department is looking for a women suspected of cashing over a dozen counterfeit checks in the Baton Rouge area. Detectives are searching for Britanya Renita Lewis on charges of monetary instrument abuse and felony theft. Lewis is suspected of cashing checks totaling over $10,000 during... more »

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