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  • The real "Hamburglar"

    August 18, 2015 9:12 PM

    CAPE CORAL, FLORIDA- A McDonald's employee recognized a man from surveillance video in a recent break-in and called police when he showed up in the drive-thru. Police dubbed the robber as the "Hamburglar". The burglary happened ten-days ago and the building security system was damaged, but nothing appeared to... more »
  • Thief posing as Walmart worker steals $120,000 from Gentilly store

    July 3, 2015 3:39 PM

    NEW ORLEANS -- New Orleans Police are looking for a man they say walked into a Walmart on Chef Menteur Highway dressed as a cashier and stole $120,000 in cash. According to WWLTV.com , New Orleans police released surveillance video showing the suspect robbing the Gentilly area Walmart around... more »
  • Pawn shop employee shot during theft

    May 11, 2015 4:16 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Police said a pawn shop worker was shot in the leg during a theft in Baton Rouge Monday afternoon. Investigators said two people went into City Pawn No. 2 on Airline Highway to look at some items just before 2 p.m., but instead grabbed the items... more »
  • Former employee's arrest, superintendent's retirement prompt shake-up check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    March 31, 2015 6:34 PM

    BAKER - Almost simultaneously, the superintendent of the school system here announced his retirement as a former employee turned himself in to authorities on additional charges related to his alleged misuse of a school system credit card. Now, Emmitt Whitfield faces charges connected to the theft of about $2,100... more »
  • Former EBRSO prison employee arrested for solicitation

    March 2, 2015 1:00 PM

    BATON ROUGE - A former employee of the East Baton Rouge Sheriff's Office was arrested for solicitation of prostitution Monday, according to the Sheriff's office. Jordan Zachary, 20, was employed by the EBRSO as a security worker at the parish prison for about seven months. Reports indicate Zachary... more »
  • Police: Food bank employee stole $3700 worth of meals check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    January 22, 2015 10:09 PM

    BATON ROUGE - A driver for the Greater Baton Rouge Food Bank is accused of stealing several thousand dollars worth of food and taking it home. Thursday, Baton Rouge Police arrested Andre Coates, 49, and charged him with felony theft. He's accused of ripping off $3,781 worth of food... more »
  • Oil group hosting job fair Wed. in Lafayette

    October 27, 2014 6:03 AM

    LAFAYETTE - The Louisiana Gulf Coast Oil Exposition is hosting a job fair Wednesday at the Cajundome & Convention Center from 9 a.m. until 2 p.m. for oil and gas industry companies looking for qualified employees. Military veterans will get special attention in the form of access to career experts... more »
  • Fired UPS employee kills 2 ex-colleagues

    September 24, 2014 3:30 AM

    BIRMINGHAM, AL - Authorities say a man fired from UPS a day earlier put on his work uniform, drove to an Alabama package sorting center, evaded security and gunned down two former co-workers. Police say the shooter, identified as 45-year-old Kerry Joe Tesney, lay dead atop his gun from what... more »
  • Fast food protests expected in push for higher pay check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    September 4, 2014 2:07 AM

    NEW YORK - Hundreds of workers from McDonald's, Taco Bell, Wendy's and other fast-food chains are expected to walk off their jobs Thursday, according to labor organizers of the latest national protest to push the companies to pay their employees at least $15 an hour. This time organizers said they... more »
  • DCFS worker accused of theft, malfeasance check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    March 19, 2014 10:29 AM

    BATON ROUGE - State Police arrested a Louisiana Department of Child and Family Services auditor after an investigation showed he used a state-issued purchase card for personal use. Delrice Jermaine Augustus, 34, is charged with theft and malfeasance. The Louisiana Division of Administration alerted LSP after some questionable... more »
  • Suspect in Washington shooting a former employee

    February 5, 2014 2:26 PM

    VANCOUVER, Wash.- Authorities say a woman accused of shooting and injuring an employee at a Veterans Affairs office in Vancouver, Wash., used to work at the office. The Clark County sheriff's office says another employee wrestled away the gun. The sheriff's office says 46-year-old Deborah A. Lennon contacted 45-year-old Allen... more »
  • IPSO investigates internal theft check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    January 2, 2014 4:40 PM

    PLAQUEMINE- An Iberville Parish Sheriff's Office employee is the target of a criminal investigation after the department said she confessed to stealing thousands of dollars. Veteran deputy Destiny St. Angelo resigned late last month and could face felony charges. She's accused of stealing criminal fine payments dating back to... more »
  • Arrest in LA airport ice explosions

    October 16, 2013 8:21 AM

    LOS ANGELES - An airport employee has been arrested in connection with dry ice explosions at Los Angeles International Airport. Twenty-eight-year-old Dicarlo Bennett, a Servisair employee, was arrested late Tuesday and booked for investigation of a destructive device near an aircraft. He is being held on $1 million bail. A... more »
  • Police: Employee set dry ice blasts at LA airport

    October 15, 2013 2:23 PM

    LOS ANGELES- Police believe two dry ice explosions at Los Angeles International Airport were triggered by a disgruntled employee and were not an act of terror. Deputy Chief Michael Downing says the bombs made by putting dry ice in 20-ounce bottles could have caused serious injury to anyone in close... more »
  • SU staff to see bonuses in November

    October 14, 2013 7:31 AM

    BATON ROUGE - Southern employees working in the system office and on the Baton Rouge and Shreveport campuses will receive an extra $1,000 in their November paychecks. The single supplemental payment comes at a time when Southern administrators say they've turned a corner after weathering five straight years of... more »
  • Hotel employee accused of pocketing deposits

    October 1, 2013 8:53 AM

    BATON ROUGE - Deputies say an employee at the Renaissance hotel in Baton Rouge is accused of stealing more than $34,000 from hotel safe deposits and altering financial records to cover his tracks. East Baton Rouge Parish sheriff's deputies issued an arrest warrant for 38-year-old Matthew D. Dziadosz on... 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 »
  • NOPD employee, children killed in shooting

    September 12, 2013 7:28 AM

    NEW ORLEANS - Police say they want to question a person of interest in the shooting deaths of an NOPD dispatcher, her 20-year-old daughter and 18-year-old son. Officer Garry Flot says the shooting happened late Wednesday in the Gentilly area. Flot says police received a call indicating several... more »
  • School employee helped avert tragedy in standoff

    August 22, 2013 7:17 AM

    DECATUR, Ga. - The 911 tapes from a standoff and shooting at an Atlanta-area school show how a school employee's calm demeanor and kind approach helped end the ordeal without any injuries. Police said that school bookkeeper Antoinette Tuff was heroic in how she responded after being taken hostage... more »
  • NOPD: 14-year-old shot, critical

    July 26, 2013 3:11 PM

    NEW ORLEANS - A 14-year-old boy is hospitalized in critical condition after being shot in the head early Friday. New Orleans Police say the shooting happened just after 2 a.m. Investigators say 33-year-old Merritt Landry fired one shot at the teenager, who was in Landry's front yard near his vehicle.... more »
  • Former employee arrested for jewelry store theft

    April 26, 2013 11:11 AM

    KENNER - Police have arrested a former employee of a Kenner jewelry store accused of stealing more than $22,000 worth jewelry. A Kenner police spokesman tells The Times-Picayune 23-year-old Darius Williams was booked Wednesday with theft of $1,500 or more. The jewelry store contacted authorities in last August after they... more »
  • Suspect held in strip club shooting

    December 3, 2012 5:31 PM

    NEW ORLEANS - Police say they have arrested a suspect in the robbery and shooting of an employee at a French Quarter strip club. WVUE reports that 22-year-old Marion George was arrested Monday at a home in eastern New Orleans. Police say he was booked on charges of armed robbery... more »
  • Prison employee arrested in theft of deposit

    October 30, 2012 10:18 AM

    BATON ROUGE- An East Baton Rouge Parish Prison employee has been arrested in the theft of a CVS Pharmacy security deposit of more than $4,000. Donnie Hookfin, who had been working in security at Parish Prison for the last seven years, was fired and booked Monday on one count... more »
  • Business robbery/shooting leaves employee dead in Baton Rouge

    June 19, 2012 10:19 PM

    BATON ROUGE- The city's latest murder happened Tuesday night on Plank Road at a tire shop. This is just north of Airline Highway. Police say someone tried to rob the business just after 7 p.m., then shot and killed a 21-year-old employee. Officers are not releasing the victim's name... more »
  • Former library worker faces hundreds of theft charges check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    March 29, 2012 5:45 PM

    BATON ROUGE- A former secretary at the State Library turned herself into authorities Thursday afternoon after police issued an arrest warrant for almost 300 felony, theft-related charges. Alison Foster is accused of stealing more than $110,000 from the Louisiana Library Foundation. Baton Rouge Police Sgt. Don Kelly said,... more »
  • Convergys closing BR center, laying off 300

    March 27, 2012 3:07 PM

    BATON ROUGE - The Convergys Corporation announced Tuesday that it will discontinue operations at its contact center in Baton Rouge in May of 2012. The closure will affect more than 300 employees. Convergys is working to determine the availability of Work at Home positions for employees impacted by... more »
  • At the Capitol: State employee retirement age check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    March 26, 2012 10:26 AM

    BATON ROUGE - Changes to state worker retirement plans proposed by Gov. Bobby Jindal could undergo changes today. Sen. Elbert Guillory (D-Opelousas), who chairs the Senate Retirement Committee, said there are discussions to slowly introduce the age requirement depending on how long someone's been employed. The more years someone... more »
  • Fitness Club employees waiting to be paid check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    February 17, 2012 6:45 PM

    BATON ROUGE- More than two months after Fitness Concepts closed its doors in December, some members and employees still have questions. Missy Lynch, a member of the club for three years, claims she went to the facility and found locked doors and a note that said it would reopen,... more »
  • Former AT&T employee arrested in copper theft investigation

    January 3, 2012 2:20 PM

    SLIDELL - A Bogalusa man is now behind bars, after deputies say he was attempting to take copper from an AT&T storage site. Deputies caught Patrick Stewart inside the storage site in Covington. Detectives from the St. Tammany Parish Sheriff's office have been investigating a series of copper... more »
  • Former EBRSO employee arrested for theft

    December 15, 2011 4:55 AM

    BATON ROUGE - A longtime employee with the East Baton Rouge Sheriff's Office is now behind bars. Floyd Demars was arrested Wednesday on theft charges and for committing wrongdoing during his tenure with the department. He allegedly stole more than 60 sheets of flooring materials while on duty.... more »
  • BR restaurant employee, customer documents dumped unguarded check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    November 23, 2011 10:29 PM

    BATON ROUGE- A restaurant chain in Baton Rouge is vowing to do the right thing tonight after a man discovered boxes of employee and customer data left out in the open for the taking. The man discovered the paperwork at least two months ago, which includes ten years worth... more »
  • West Baton Rouge employees get raise

    June 24, 2011 3:23 PM

    PORT ALLEN - Many West Baton Rouge Parish employees will see a 5 percent cost of living increase in the next fiscal year, after the Parish Council voted unanimously to approve the measure. Parish Finance Director Philip Bourgoyne said Thursday employees affected include classified full-time and part-time employees, including... more »
  • CATS cuts could affect BR businesses

    January 18, 2011 10:23 PM

    BATON ROUGE- Users of Baton Rouge's transit system say if major changes are made to routes and services, they could get fired. And business owners argue, the city can't run without a bus service. Employers and employees say you may not ride the bus, but many people who work... more »
  • Senate worker that sent Obama email reprimanded

    December 14, 2010 3:47 PM

    BATON ROUGE – The state Senate employee who sent out an email which depicted President Barack Obama as white has been officially reprimanded. Senate President Joel Chaisson said in a release that an internal investigation determined Tammy Waldrop violated Senate personnel policy when she sent the email through the Senate’s... more »
  • Church employee dies after being hit by car

    November 8, 2010 4:06 PM

    BATON ROUGE - An employee of Healing Place Church in Baton Rouge died after being hit by a car. It happened on Highland Road after 7 a.m. Sunday. Louisiana State Police said 22-year-old Jordan Gautreau, Gonzales, was hanging a sign for the church when he was hit by a car.... more »
  • Restaurant owner finds intruder dangling from vent

    October 30, 2010 1:17 PM

    The owner of a Virginia restaurant had to close down when something unusual clogged an exhaust vent over his kitchen stove: A former employee. Harold Owens, owner of Harold's Restaurant in Virginia Beach, says the man used to work for him. He came in to open the restaurant Saturday... more »
  • Thibodaux man arrested after flinging fast food

    October 29, 2010 1:07 PM

    THIBODAUX, La. - Police arrested a man in Thibodaux last night after they said he demanded free food at a fast food restaurant he used to work at, then made it himself when workers refused. 25-year-old Terrance Shepard faces charges of disturbing the peace and remaining after forbidden from the... more »
  • District court employee fired over theft allegations

    October 26, 2010 5:12 PM

    An employee inside the Governmental Building in downtown Baton Rouge has been fired after an investigation into theft allegations. The allegations surfaced after a woman found out the traffic ticket she paid on the 10th floor was never cleared. Supervisors said at least $500 is unaccounted for in the... more »
  • E-mail urges GOHSEP workers to support amendment

    October 2, 2010 9:48 AM

    An employee at the Governor's Office of Homeland Security and Emergency Preparedness e-mailed her fellow employees, urging them to support a constitutional amendment on Saturday's ballot that affects their employment. State law prohibits using public funds to urge anyone to vote for or against candidates or propositions in any election.... more »
  • Casino worker arrested at Coushatta casino

    September 30, 2010 5:24 AM

    State police say a 45-year-old casino employee in Coushatta has been accused of stealing about $2,400 from the casino he worked at. State police say Keith Welch was arrested on the floor of the Coushatta Casino Resort after he was seen stuffing $300 in casino money into his pocket. Welch... more »
  • Judge sets trial date in fatal restaurant shooting

    September 10, 2010 6:15 AM

    A judge has set a March 21 trial date for the alleged triggerman in the September 2006 slaying of an Olive Garden employee outside the Baton Rouge restaurant. Tracy Young is accused of killing Arron Arnold and wounding fellow worker Dionne Grayson while Arnold helped Grayson put gasoline in her... more »
  • Couple arrested in money order thefts

    August 27, 2010 6:00 AM

    A grocery store employee and her ex-boyfriend are accused of cashing more than $160,000 in Western Union money orders from a store account. Assumption Parish sheriff's deputies booked Julie E. Gregoire of Labadieville and her boyfriend, David W. Allemand Jr. of Napoleonville each on single counts of felony theft. Detectives... more »
  • Man indicted in theft of 200 fire extinguishers

    August 26, 2010 6:37 AM

    An employee of the LSU Fire and Emergency Training Institute who is accused of stealing and selling 200 fire extinguishers has been indicted by a Baton Rouge grand jury. William Landry of Albany is charged with one count of felony theft for trying to sell the FEMA-donated fire extinguishers for... more »
  • Shreveport worker accused of stealing fees

    August 17, 2010 10:04 AM

    A civilian employee of the Shreveport Police Department's Alcoholic Beverage Ordinance Office has been arrested for allegedly stealing application fees. Leslie Clark was booked Monday with felony theft of $2,800. Authorities say Clark's arrest was the result of an audit of the Alcoholic Beverage Ordinance Office. Clark, who was hired... more »
  • Former video store employee gets 40 years

    August 17, 2010 7:55 AM

    An ex-employee of a video game store has been sentenced to 40 years in prison for robbing other video stores. Gregory Reaux was fired from a GameStop store in Hammond in 2008. Four GameStop stores were robbed in 2009 in St. Tammany Parish by a man using a box cutter... more »
  • Former Ascension College employee arrested

    August 3, 2010 6:52 PM

    A former Ascension College employee was arrested earlier today. As News 2's Kristy Davis found out, 38-year-old Celeste Boudreaux, Labadieville, is accused of stealing thousands of dollars from the school. Gonzales Police Department said Boudreaux worked as a student financial officer and between January 2009 and February 2010, she stole... more »
  • 3 get prison for bribery scheme

    July 30, 2010 5:50 AM

    A former employee of Louisiana's transportation department and two former employees of a contractor on a $72 million highway project have been sentenced to prison for their roles in a bribery scheme. Former state employee, Jeffery Martin Bentley, was sentenced to five years in prison. The contractor's former employees, Albert... more »
  • Morgan City woman arrested on embezzlement charge

    July 15, 2010 8:49 AM

    A former employee of the Lower St. Martin Parish Water and Sewer District has been arrested on 383 counts of monetary instrument abuse. Barbara T. Vicknair is accused of embezzling more than $100,000 from the public account. St. Martin Parish deputies say Vicknair also was charged with malfeasance and injuring... more »
  • Lafayette school employee arrested

    June 4, 2010 7:07 AM

    A Lafayette Parish School System official has been arrested on charges that she allegedly embezzled more than $50,000 from the agency over a three-year period. Carol Thomas was booked Wednesday with theft, injuring public records, public payroll fraud, obstruction of justice and malfeasance. She was released from jail on a... more »
  • Dow contract employee dies

    March 19, 2010 10:47 AM

    A contract employee at Dow Chemical in Plaquemine died Friday morning after sustaining injuries while escorting a truck. “Today is a very sad day at our site,” said Dow Leader Sharon Cole. “Our immediate focus and our prayers are with his family and his co-workers." The employee worked... more »
  • Ex-church worker arrested on burglary charges

    March 5, 2010 5:16 AM

    A former church maintenance worker in Shreveport has been arrested on suspicion of stealing items from the church property and selling some of them on eBay. John Freeman allegedly used a key he obtained while working at Summer Grove Baptist Church to enter the premises after normal business hours and... more »
  • Picture of parish worker asleep on job causing controversy

    February 12, 2010 8:26 PM

    A picture taken by a frustrated man from Central is causing the Director of the Department of Public Works to launch an investigation. Gary Carpenter snapped a photo with his camera phone yesterday after seeing what appeared to be a DPW worker asleep in his city-issued truck. "I've... more »
  • Bossier mayor can't get hiring freeze exemption

    February 5, 2010 8:53 AM

    The Bossier City Council rejected a hiring freeze exemption for the mayor. Mayor Lorenz "Lo" Walker's secretary is retiring. He says the job is critical to day-to-day functioning, and he wants the best person. Council president Don "Bubba" Williams said other departments had to lay off workers. He says the... more »
  • Fire at Diamond Plastics severely injures one employee

    September 29, 2009 4:41 PM

    A man was seriously injured in a fire today at the Diamond Plastics Corporation in Plaquemine. The Iberville Parish Sheriff's Office said the fire broke out around 10 a.m. A Diamond Plastics employee received third degree burns over 50% of his body when a flash fire broke out in... more »
  • American Airline employees arrested in drug ring

    September 15, 2009 8:36 AM

    Twenty people were arrested including employees of American Airlines in a U.S. raid targeting a drug-smuggling ring based out of Puerto Rico's largest airport. Authorities say they have a total of 23 arrest warrants for people in cities across the U.S. Caribbean territory as well as Miami. The exact number... more »

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