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  • Former FBI director seeks to end lawsuit in oil spill claims case

    April 18, 2015 1:07 PM

    NEW ORLEANS - The ex-FBI chief now serving as a watchdog over BP oil spill settlement claims is seeking dismissal of a lawsuit filed against him by an attorney once involved in the claims process. Louis Freeh on Friday asked a federal court to dismiss a lawsuit filed by attorney... more »
  • Law enforcement combine efforts to stop child abductions check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    April 13, 2015 6:39 PM

    BATON ROUGE - The local police department and the FBI are heading up a new initiative to quickly handle child abductions. They're working with multiple law enforcement agencies in different parishes to create a team for our geographic area known as "J-CARD". It stands for the Joint Child Abduction... more »
  • Durst lawyers: FBI illegally searched New Orleans hotel room

    April 1, 2015 4:27 PM

    NEW ORLEANS - Attorneys for millionaire Robert Durst, who faces a California murder charge, say Durst's arrest in New Orleans on weapons charges was invalid, in part because the FBI conducted an unlawful search of his hotel room. Durst was arrested last month at the J.W. Marriott hotel in New... more »
  • Ex-FBI agent sentenced to 10 years in Afghan scheme

    March 30, 2015 4:19 PM

    SALT LAKE CITY - A former FBI agent accused of derailing a fraud investigation by making a suspect appear to be a key counterintelligence source has been sentenced to 10 years. Retired New York agent Robert Lustyik Jr. was sentenced Monday in Salt Lake City. Federal Judge Tena Campbell said... more »
  • Federal agents raid local doctor's office check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    March 25, 2015 4:47 PM

    BATON ROUGE- Federal Agents temporarily shut down and raided a local doctor's office, intercepting patients who pulled into the parking lot for their appointments. The raid unfolded at the Louisiana Spine and Sports Medicine Clinic off Bluebonnet Boulevard near Old Jefferson Highway. Exactly what the feds were looking for... more »
  • 30 state, federal, local investigators probe hanging death

    March 20, 2015 4:52 PM

    PORT GIBSON, MS - The FBI says a black man found hanging in Mississippi is Otis Byrd, a convicted killer whose family reported him missing more than two weeks ago. FBI special agent Don Alway said Friday that 30 federal, state and local investigators are on the case trying to... more »
  • $4 million gold heist

    March 2, 2015 7:55 PM

    WILSON, NORTH CAROLINA- The FBI and local authorities are investigating the theft of $4 million worth of gold from a vehicle that broke down on I-95 in Wilson, not far from Raleigh, North Carolina. Two armed guards say they were transporting the shipment of gold and silver from Miami... more »
  • Report: Sorrento councilman target of federal raid check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    February 25, 2015 6:22 PM

    SORRENTO - Men wearing FBI jackets descended on the home of councilman Randy Anny Tuesday morning and left with a high-dollar fishing boat, according to TheCreole.com . The FBI would not confirm that they are investigating the councilman, but images captured by the Ascension-based website show agents milling around... more »
  • Writer tied to Anonymous hackers sentenced to prison

    January 22, 2015 2:58 PM

    DALLAS - A writer linked to online hacking collective Anonymous has been sentenced to prison for threatening an FBI agent and two other federal counts in a closely watched case. Barrett Lancaster Brown was sentenced to five years in prison Thursday in federal court in Dallas. The 33-year-old has already... more »
  • FBI raids medical supply firm with Wall St. 'Wolf' tie

    January 14, 2015 4:05 PM

    MIAMI - FBI agents and other federal investigators are collecting evidence at a South Florida medical supply firm with links to the "Wolf of Wall Street" film amid accusations of Medicare fraud. FBI spokesman Jim Marshall confirmed Wednesday the bureau was "conducting law enforcement activity" at the offices of Med-Care... more »
  • Investigator: NFL should have sought more in Rice case

    January 8, 2015 1:13 PM

    NEW YORK - A former FBI director hired to look into how the NFL pursued evidence in the Ray Rice abuse case says the league should have investigated the incident more thoroughly before it initially punished the player. Robert Mueller released the report Thursday, saying that the NFL had substantial... more »
  • FBI: La. hit man reveals plot to kill his former lawyer

    December 31, 2014 10:56 AM

    NEW ORLEANS - The FBI says a felon from Maryland and a convicted Louisiana hit man allegedly arranged to kill the hit man's former lawyer. The Louisiana man told authorities about the plot before it could be carried out. An FBI agent's statement identifies the men as Donald Sylvester, serving... more »
  • Police shoot, kill man who tries to run them down

    December 31, 2014 2:02 AM

    UPPER DARBY, PA - Police in suburban Philadelphia have shot and killed a man who posted an online video threatening to kill police and FBI agents as he tried to use his car to run down officers trying to arrest him. The man was killed Tuesday afternoon in Upper Darby... more »
  • FBI notes threat to major bridge at Memphis, Tenn.

    December 23, 2014 5:03 PM

    LITTLE ROCK, Ark. - The FBI says it wants law officers assigned to areas around a Mississippi River bridge at Memphis, Tennessee, to help keep an eye on the span after a vague threat came in warning of an attack. FBI spokesmen said Tuesday the threat against the Interstate 40... more »
  • Obama pledges proportional response to Sony hack

    December 19, 2014 1:34 PM

    WASHINGTON - President Barack Obama says the U.S. will respond "proportionally" to North Korea's punishing hack of Sony Pictures Entertainment at a place, time and manner "that we choose." Obama says the attack "caused a lot of damage." Says Obama: "We will respond proportionally and we will respond in a... more »
  • FBI investigating threat made against the Grove at Ole Miss

    November 26, 2014 2:44 PM

    OXFORD, Miss.- The FBI is looking into an anonymous threat made against trees and shrubs in the Grove at the University of Mississippi. The Grove is a popular spot on the Oxford campus for pre-game and postgame tailgating. The Ole Miss football team also walks through the Grove on... more »
  • FBI looking into laws about body parts shipments

    November 17, 2014 6:37 PM

    LAS VEGAS - U.S. investigators are trying to determine whether any laws were broken by two American tourists who police say tried to ship preserved human parts from Thailand to Las Vegas. FBI spokeswoman Bridget Pappas said Monday that investigators are aware that Ryan McPherson and Daniel Tanner were questioned... more »
  • Government defends elaborate FBI repairman ruse

    November 10, 2014 6:43 PM

    WASHINGTON - The Justice Department says it was perfectly legal for government agents to shut off the Internet to three high-roller suites in Las Vegas and have government agents impersonate computer repairmen as part of an investigation into a group of Asian gamblers accused of running an illegal sports betting... more »
  • Girls intercepted while trying to join ISIS

    October 21, 2014 7:52 PM

    DENVER, COLORADO- Three girls from Denver were intercepted by the FBI in Germany trying to travel to Syria and join ISIS. The FBI says agents brought the girls back and they are safe and reunited with their families. The U.S. Attorney's office is being tight-lipped about details. The... more »
  • Flight diverted over threat, woman hospitalized

    October 8, 2014 12:39 PM

    NEW ORLEANS - The FBI says federal prosecutors won't charge a California woman who was removed from a plane in New Orleans after officials say she made a bomb threat during a SkyWest flight. Jefferson Parish Sheriff's Office Col. John Fortunato says the 31-year-old from Anaheim is hospitalized under a... more »
  • Twitter sues FBI, DOJ to release NSA request info

    October 7, 2014 1:14 PM

    NEW YORK - Twitter is suing the FBI and the Department of Justice to be able to release more information about government surveillance of its users. Twitter Inc. filed a lawsuit Tuesday in a California federal court to publish its full "transparency report," which documents government requests for user information.... more »
  • DHS says airstrikes may have 'disrupted' plotting

    September 23, 2014 5:37 PM

    WASHINGTON - The FBI and the Homeland Security Department say there is no indication of advanced al-Qaida or Islamic State group terror plotting inside the United States. But they say airstrikes in Syria may have temporary disrupted attack planning against U.S. or Western targets. The five-page Joint Intelligence Bulletin issued... more »
  • AG Holder meeting with Michael Brown's parents

    August 20, 2014 11:52 AM

    ST. LOUIS - U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder is meeting with the parents of Michael Brown, the 18-year-old fatally shot by a police officer. Holder was meeting with them Wednesday evening in the U.S. attorney's office in downtown St. Louis. He also planned to meet with Missouri's congressional delegation. The... more »
  • Years after massive raid, schemer ordered to pay $43 million

    August 18, 2014 10:37 PM

    BATON ROUGE- A 54-year-old woman was sentenced to 102 months in prison and was ordered to pay $43,528, 584 in restitution for being part of one of the largest Medicare fraud schemes. Hoor Naz Jafri owned Shifa Community Mental Health Center of Baton Rouge, Serenity Center of Baton Rouge,... more »
  • FBI investigating armored car holdup in New Orleans

    July 21, 2014 12:23 PM

    NEW ORLEANS (AP) - The FBI is looking for a gunman who held up an armored car near Audubon Park and got away with a bag of money. Spokesman Mary Beth Romig says the gunman forced his way into the Dunbar Armored vehicle at gunpoint Monday morning, when one of... more »
  • Report: US spies on prominent Muslim-Americans

    July 9, 2014 10:26 AM

    WASHINGTON - A media account reports that the National Security Agency and the FBI covertly scanned the emails of five prominent Muslim-Americans under the government's secret surveillance program aimed at foreign terrorists and other national security threats. The report in The Intercept, an online magazine, said the targets included an... more »
  • Child rape case leaves mysteries

    July 2, 2014 11:11 AM

    SAVANNAH, GA - The FBI hopes to identify potential victims of a salesman accused of videotaping himself raping girls. Matthew Coniglio was arrested April 10 at his Georgia home on a child pornography charge. FBI Special Agent William Kirkconnell said investigators found 56 8-millimeter tapes showing Coniglio attacking girls who... more »
  • More arrests in prostitution sting

    June 21, 2014 10:44 PM

    BATON ROUGE- More arrests were made in connection with an undercover sting targeting prostitutes. Gabrielle Bell, 26, was arrested after deputies said she took money and planned to have sex with an undercover agent at an area hotel. According to arrest documents, the detective told Bell he would give... more »
  • 18 arrested in prostitution sting check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    June 20, 2014 6:19 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Explicit ads for escorts on Backpage.com led authorities to make 18 arrests recently in Baton Rouge. The FBI and other agencies carried out a sting operation at area hotels and homes. Those busted were charged with prostitution, soliciting and promoting prostitution. Authorities caught more than... more »
  • FBI: BlackShades infected half million computers

    May 19, 2014 10:48 AM

    NEW YORK - The FBI says more than a half million computers in more than 100 countries were infected by sophisticated malware that lets cybercriminals take over a computer and hijack its webcam. The FBI described its investigation in criminal complaints unsealed in Manhattan federal court Monday as charges against... more »
  • Marathon bombing suspect seeks records on brother

    March 29, 2014 12:28 PM

    BOSTON - Lawyers for Boston Marathon bombing suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev are hoping the FBI has evidence that the defense can use to show his deceased older brother was mostly responsible for the deadly attack. His attorneys believe that convincing jurors that Tamerlan Tsarnaev was the instigator could sway them to... more »
  • Zachary woman arrested for Medicaid fraud

    February 28, 2014 12:03 PM

    BATON ROUGE - A Zachary woman has been arrested for defrauding the state's Medicaid program. 36 year old Sekari Washington Davis is accused of fraud and theft, along with laundering more than $100,000 through her Baton Rouge personal care agency. The arrest came from a joint investigation involving... more »
  • FBI joins hate case at Ole Miss

    February 18, 2014 7:32 PM

    OXFORD, MISSISSIPPI- The FBI joined the case to find who tied a noose around the statue of James Meredith on the Ole Miss campus. In addition, a pre-2003 Georgia state flag with the Confederate battle symbol was draped on the statue's face. Meredith's admission into the university marked... more »
  • Sorrento chief accused of lying to FBI, resigns check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    February 7, 2014 9:20 AM

    SORRENTO - The U.S. Attorney's Office announced Friday that federal charges had been filed against Sorrento's police chief for lying to the FBI during a sexual assault investigation. Earl Theriot resigned from his position as chief of police Friday before word of the accusations were made public. The... more »
  • Pornography scare used to scam people out of money check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    February 3, 2014 9:53 PM

    ZACHARY - An internet hoax created by scammers nearly caught a woman in our area Monday. Her internet devices were locked and only showed a phony FBI notification alerting her to an investigation over her viewing of child pornography and rape videos. "I thought I was legally in... more »
  • FBI: Powder near Super Bowl appears harmless

    January 31, 2014 2:45 PM

    NEWARK, N.J. - The FBI says a powder mailed to several locations in New York and New Jersey, including at least five hotels near the site of Sunday's Super Bowl, appears not to be dangerous. The agency says further testing is being conducted on the substance. It says it is... more »
  • Suspicious powder mailed to hotels near Super Bowl

    January 31, 2014 12:45 PM

    CARLSTADT, N.J. - The FBI and other law enforcement are investigating a suspicious white powder that was mailed to at least five New Jersey hotels near the site of Sunday's Super Bowl. Carlstadt Police Det. John Cleary says someone at an Econo Lodge found the substance in an envelope on... more »
  • Documents uncovered show questions about charter group check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    December 12, 2013 9:40 PM

    BATON ROUGE - The federal government has had its eye on a charter school company at the center of an FBI raid since for at least two years, documents uncovered by the WBRZ News 2 Investigative Unit show. Wednesday, federal agents stormed the Kenilworth charter school. They spent hours... more »
  • FBI joins BR murder investigation check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    November 27, 2013 4:39 PM

    BATON ROUGE - News 2 has learned the FBI has joined the investigation into a murder involving a 21-year-old Florida woman found beaten and dumped in Claycut Bayou. The gruesome discovery was made more than a week ago, off Tiger Bend Road and Hoo Shoo Too. Ellixson was from... more »
  • FBI says gunman wanted to die, not kill others check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    August 23, 2013 10:23 PM

    BATON ROUGE - As a town begins to heal, new information is released from federal agents that may reopen wounds. The FBI said Friday, they interviewed Fuaed Abdo Ahmed two times before his deadly attack in St. Joseph. LSU Police said they were involved about possible issues concerning the... more »
  • Indictments for group connected to Hundred Oaks raid

    August 21, 2013 10:43 PM

    BATON ROUGE- A grand jury indicted five people on racketeering, drugs and weapon charges Wednesday. Christopher Varnado, Ronza Robertson, Marlene Varnado, Kenneth Robertson, and Dearcy Robertson were named on the indictment. Varnado is the alleged ringleader, authorities have said. They believe Dearcy Robertson was also involved in organizing the... more »
  • Miss Teen USA extortion

    August 16, 2013 7:50 PM

    TEMECULA, CALIFORNIA- The FBI is trying to find out who tried to extort nude pictures from the newly crowned Miss Teen USA by saying they had hacked into the camera on her home computer. Cassidy Wolfe says she got an anonymous email several months ago and the sender threatened to... more »
  • State police chief briefed on global travel alert

    August 2, 2013 4:31 PM

    BATON ROUGE - The head of Louisiana State Police says he's been briefed by the FBI and federal homeland security officials about the global travel alert that was issued by the United States. Col. Mike Edmonson said Friday that he's been assured there's no indication of any threat to Louisiana.... more »
  • Children in Baton Rouge among 105 rescued in FBI raid check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    July 29, 2013 3:37 PM

    WASHINGTON - Two Louisiana children were among more than a hundred forced into prostitution and recovered by the FBI in a series of raids in 76 American cities. The FBI said it rescued 105 children and arrested 150 people described as pimps, prostitutes and johns in "Operation Cross Country."... more »
  • 18 arrested for selling sex, one for exposing people to AIDS check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    July 26, 2013 10:16 PM

    BATON ROUGE- Eighteen people were booked into parish prison Friday, charged with selling sex on the streets. The FBI participated in the roundup with city police and sheriff's deputies. The federal agency would not release specific details, only saying more would be released Monday about the arrests and a... more »
  • Senate Committee clears nomination of new FBI head

    July 18, 2013 10:23 AM

    WASHINGTON - The Senate Judiciary Committee has unanimously approved the nomination of James Comey to be director of the FBI, clearing the way for a full Senate vote. The 18-0 committee vote will send Comey's nomination to the Senate floor. The soonest a vote could take place would be early... more »
  • A gun, biting and a terrorism plot

    July 16, 2013 7:31 PM

    PITTSBURGH- A man who pleaded guilty to using the Internet to promote attacks against the U.S. military and civilian targets got eight-and-a-half years in federal prison. Emerson Begolly also admitted having a loaded gun when he bit two FBI agents who tried to question him about the plot. Authorities say... more »
  • Ex-FBI director to review BP settlement program

    July 2, 2013 3:27 PM

    NEW ORLEANS - A federal judge has appointed former FBI Director Louis Freeh to conduct an independent investigation of alleged misconduct by a lawyer who worked for the court-supervised administrator of BP's multibillion-dollar settlement along with a team of private attorneys. U.S. District Judge Carl Barbier issued an order Tuesday... more »
  • Son turns in mom for bank robbery

    June 26, 2013 7:53 PM

    BYRON TOWNSHIP, MICHIGAN- Surveillance photos of a bank robbery registered with a man in Michigan who called police to tell them it was his mom pulling the heist. The man told police his mother was at his home and they picked up 53-year-old Dee Ann Sanders. A teller says the... more »
  • Police: Man sold heroin out of home and EBR store check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    June 25, 2013 3:08 PM

    BATON ROUGE - A month-long undercover investigation involving heroin ended with the arrest of six people. The FBI, District Attorney Hillar Moore, East Baton Rouge Sheriff's Office and Baton Rouge Police were involved in the joint investigation, which included wire taps to track the suspects' activity. "They are... more »
  • Details of heroin investigation to be released

    June 25, 2013 8:46 AM

    BATON ROUGE - Federal investigators, city leaders and local law enforcement will provide more information Tuesday into a heroin raid conducted last week. Sources tell News 2 that Friday's undercover raid at a home on Ovid St. was part of a joint investigation. FBI agents were seen removing... more »
  • Sources: FBI raids house in undercover heroin sting

    June 24, 2013 10:42 PM

    BATON ROUGE - An undercover investigation involving heroin led to a raid at a home on Ovid St. on Friday. Sources told WBRZ News 2 the raid was a part of joint investigation with the federal, state, and local authorities. More details are expected to be released later Tuesday.... more »
  • Plane where man claimed wide poisoning lands in NJ

    June 17, 2013 1:58 PM

    NEWARK, N.J.- A flight from Hong Kong on which a man claimed everyone was poisoned has arrived safely in New Jersey and the man taken off the plane. An FBI spokesman says the man stood up during the flight Monday to make the claim but that there is no indication... more »
  • Man wanted in Lake Charles death added to FBI list

    June 17, 2013 11:55 AM

    LAKE CHARLES - The FBI has added a man wanted for a 2008 rape and murder in Lake Charles to its Ten Most Wanted list. Twenty-five-year-old Jose Manuel Garcia Guevara is accused of breaking into the home of 26-year-old Wanda Barton and her husband on Feb. 19, 2008 and raping... more »
  • FBI: Man fatally shot in Boston bombing probe

    May 22, 2013 9:53 AM

    BOSTON - Law enforcement officials say a man was shot while he was being questioned in the Boston Marathon bombing case after he lunged at an FBI agent with a knife. Two officials confirmed that 27-year-old Ibragim Todashev came at the agent Wednesday. They spoke on condition of anonymity because... more »
  • 2 FBI agents killed in training accident in Va.

    May 19, 2013 4:12 PM

    VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. - Two FBI agents have been killed in a training accident in Virginia. A spokeswoman for the FBI's Norfolk office, Vanessa Torres, said Sunday that the accident happened Friday afternoon off the Virginia Beach coast. Torres says the accident is being investigated. She didn't have any further... more »
  • FBI searches apartment in ricin letter case

    May 18, 2013 3:34 PM

    SPOKANE, Wash. - Authorities in hazardous materials suits are searching an apartment in downtown Spokane, Wash., as they investigate the recent discovery of a pair of letters containing the deadly poison ricin. FBI agents, Spokane police officers and U.S. Postal Inspection Service officials descended on the apartment Saturday morning. No... more »
  • FBI: Raid of Minn. home disrupted 'terror attack'

    May 6, 2013 1:11 PM

    MINNEAPOLIS - The FBI says a potential terror attack that it believes was disrupted by a mobile home raid was in its "planning stages" and the target was believed to be in western Minnesota. Buford Rogers was arrested Friday after a search of the 24-year-old's Montevideo home turned up Molotov... more »
  • Obama defends FBI handling of Boston investigation

    May 4, 2013 10:35 AM

    WASHINGTON - President Barack Obama is defending the FBI's handling of the Boston Marathon bombing investigation as Republicans ready for oversight hearings on the attack. Obama tells the Spanish-language television network Univision he doesn't think it's fair to say law enforcement "dropped the ball" The president says "there are going... more »
  • Man accused by LSP, FBI of child porn

    April 23, 2013 6:45 PM

    COVINGTON - State and federal agents arrested a Covington man after they said they found child porn at his home. Detectives with the Louisiana State Police accused Paul Beebe III, 32, of 21 counts of pornography involving juveniles. An LSP spokesperson said with help from the FBI, investigators... more »
  • Social media source for Boston Bomber manhunt check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    April 19, 2013 6:08 PM

    BATON ROUGE- As viewers kept their eyes glued to the TV while the Boston Bomber manhunt ensued, they also used social media to keep updated on events. Whitney Breaux, a social media expert, knows the release of the suspects' images was a watershed moment for the case, thanks to... more »
  • FBI: Miss. man arrested, accused in ricin letters

    April 17, 2013 7:03 PM

    OXFORD, Miss. - A man in Mississippi has been arrested and accused of sending letters with suspected ricin poison to President Barack Obama and other leaders. FBI Special Agent in Charge Daniel McMullen said Paul Kevin Curtis, 45, was arrested Wednesday. Authorities still waited for definitive tests on the letters... more »
  • New Orleans teacher arrested in child porn case

    April 10, 2013 9:00 AM

    NEW ORLEANS- The FBI says a teacher at St. Mary's Academy in New Orleans has been arrested for allegedly enticing 14-year-old boy to produce sexually explicit images. The Times-Picayune reports 29-year-old Keith Joseph McGee was arrested Tuesday by the FBI's Child Exploitation Task Force. St. Mary's Academy is a private... more »
  • 2012 BR stats show drop in serious crimes

    February 25, 2013 3:37 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Despite an uptick in violent crimes, police in Baton Rouge said the number of major crimes dropped overall last year. Baton Rouge Police released the FBI's 2012 uniform crime report, which showed the city had a 3.65 percent decrease in total major crimes. The report... more »
  • Don't cut so deep

    February 14, 2013 7:36 PM

    The Director of the FBI and the Attorney General warn looming across-the-board spending cuts would erode public safety in every city and town in the nation. The FBI says the cuts would cause furloughs equivalent to closing the bureau's offices in Chicago, Miami and Baltimore, slash the number of cases... more »
  • FBI: No other explosives found near Ala. bunker

    February 7, 2013 6:46 AM

    MIDLAND CITY, Ala. - Bomb technicians have found no more explosives in wrapping up their search of the rural Alabama property of Jimmy Lee Dykes, the man who shot dead a school bus driver and held a boy in an underground bunker for nearly a week. Dykes was killed Monday... more »
  • Relative: Child happy to be home after rescue

    February 5, 2013 7:25 AM

    MIDLAND CITY, Ala. - Relatives of the 5-year-old boy freed when federal agents raided the underground bunker of a hostage-taker in Alabama say the youngster is relieved to be home and appears to be doing well. The boy's great uncle, Berlin Enfinger, said in an interview on ABC's Good Morning... more »
  • Authorities discuss Super Bowl security

    January 30, 2013 1:17 PM

    NEW ORLEANS - The FBI says no credible threats of terrorist activity have been reported as New Orleans prepares for Sunday's Super Bowl. The head of the New Orleans FBI office and other federal authorities, led by Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano, discussed security precautions at a news conference Wednesday.... more »
  • Background checks peak in week after Conn shooting

    January 28, 2013 3:55 PM

    WASHINGTON - The FBI says the week following the Newtown, Connecticut, shooting massacre saw the greatest number of background checks for firearms sales and permits to carry guns conducted within a one-week period since 1998. The FBI says the second highest week was when President Barack Obama announced sweeping plans... more »
  • FBI: Holmes' booby trap included improvised napalm

    January 8, 2013 1:36 PM

    CENTENNIAL, Colo. - An elaborate booby trap system allegedly set up to pull police away from the Colorado theater shooting included improvised napalm and thermite, which burns so hot that water can't put out the blaze. FBI bomb technician Garrett Gumbinner described the system Tuesday at a hearing in which... more »
  • BRPD: Murder rate fell in city by end of 2012

    January 1, 2013 5:30 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Police in Baton Rouge release early crime estimates for the past year today, showing the city saw a slight increase in killings from 2011. According to early 2012 numbers, Lt. Don Kelly said 67 murders were reported in the city. He said that's up from last... more »
  • FBI: Hate crimes down slightly in 2011

    December 10, 2012 12:36 PM

    WASHINGTON - The FBI says the number of hate crimes reported to police in 2011 declined slightly compared to the previous year. Nearly half of the reported hate crimes in 2011 were motivated by racial bias, and one of every five hate crimes was motivated by a sexual orientation bias... more »
  • Petraeus case shows FBI's authority to read email

    November 12, 2012 4:58 PM

    WASHINGTON - Your emails are not nearly as private as you think. The downfall of CIA Director David Petraeus demonstrates how easy it is for federal law enforcement agents to examine emails and computer records if they believe a crime was committed. With subpoenas and warrants, the FBI and other... more »
  • NYC officer arrested in ghoulish kidnap plot

    October 25, 2012 12:28 PM

    NEW YORK - A city police officer was charged Thursday with plotting to kidnap, rape, torture and kill women, and then cook and eat their body parts. Gilberto Valle was taken into custody by the FBI on Wednesday and suspended from the New York Police Department. He was expected to... more »
  • Pa. bag handler charged in theft of new $100 bills

    October 24, 2012 12:47 PM

    PHILADELPHIA - Federal authorities in Philadelphia say an airport baggage handler has been charged with stealing $20,000 in a new type of $100 bill never released to the public. Prosecutors say Alex Price was working Oct. 11 when a US Airways flight arrived from Dallas carrying millions of dollars in... more »
  • Woman attacked, burned in Winnsboro park

    October 22, 2012 12:37 PM

    WINNSBORO, La. - A woman was attacked and burned in a park on Sunday night and authorities are investigating whether race was a factor in the assault. KSLA-TV reports that Sharmeka Moffitt, 20, was on a walking trail in the Civitan Park in Winnsboro in Franklin Parish when she was... more »
  • Feds: 1 indicted in plot to attack Federal Reserve

    October 17, 2012 2:51 PM

    NEW YORK - A 21-year-old man arrested on charges he plotted to blow up the Federal Reserve building in New York City has appeared in federal court and been ordered held without bail. Quazi Nafis was arrested Wednesday morning after a sting operation. Authorities say he parked a van filled... more »
  • 4 people in Baton Rouge, 87 others charged with Medicare fraud

    October 4, 2012 1:10 PM

    WASHINGTON- A federal strike force has charged 91 people, including doctors and nurses, in seven cities with Medicare fraud schemes involving $429 million in false billings. In Baton Rouge, four defendants, including a licensed practical nurse, are charged for their roles in fraud schemes involving approximately $2.4 million in... more »
  • US, Libyan investigators not working together

    October 2, 2012 4:04 PM

    WASHINGTON - U.S. and Libyan investigators still aren't working together three weeks after the terrorist attack on the U.S. Consulate in Benghazi. State Department spokeswoman Victoria Nuland says the U.S. wants maximum transparency, collaboration and cooperation. She says the U.S. and Libya are partnering well politically, but there now has... more »
  • 40 indicted in drug ring run from Indiana prisons

    August 23, 2012 12:33 PM

    INDIANAPOLIS - Two inmates housed at different Indiana prisons are accused of running a drug ring thanks to cellphones smuggled in by guards. A federal indictment unsealed Wednesday charges 40 people in connection with a scheme that involved methamphetamine, heroin and other drugs. The indictment also alleges that prison guards... more »
  • Club raid nets more than a dozen immigration arrests

    August 20, 2012 4:51 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Police arrested 15 illegal immigrants and three others during a raid at a Baton Rouge club this weekend. Cpl. Thomas Stubbs said Baton Rouge Police, FBI, the Homeland Security along with other state and local agencies made the arrests Saturday night at The Latin Club on... more »
  • Insane Clown Posse plan to sue FBI

    August 13, 2012 12:27 PM

    CAVE-IN-ROCK, Ill. - Insane Clown Posse say they're going to sue the FBI for labeling its fans as gang members. The duo announced at its Gathering of the Juggalos convention over the weekend it will file a lawsuit against the FBI for putting ICP fans, known as Juggalos, on... more »

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