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  • 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 »
  • FBI: Sikh temple shootings motive still unknown

    August 8, 2012 1:11 PM

    MILWAUKEE - The FBI says the motive behind the shootings at a Sikh temple that left six worshippers dead remains unknown but authorities still haven't identified anyone other than the gunman as being responsible. FBI Special Agent in Charge Teresa Carlson also told a Wednesday news conference that investigators determined... more »
  • FBI, Homeland: No info about more shooting sprees

    July 21, 2012 10:48 AM

    WASHINGTON - The FBI and Homeland Security Department say there is no information indicating plans for more shooting sprees at movie theaters around the country. According to an intelligence bulletin obtained by The Associated Press, investigators have not figured out the suspected shooter's motivations for killing 12 people and injuring... more »
  • New head takes over FBI's New Orleans office

    July 9, 2012 2:10 PM

    NEW ORLEANS- An agent with extensive experience in public corruption cases has been named head of the FBI's New Orleans division. Monday marked Michael J. Anderson's debut as special agent in charge of the FBI office in New Orleans. The 45-year-old native of Alexandria, Minn., joined the FBI in 1995... more »
  • FBI: Man dressed as woman robs New Orleans bank

    June 22, 2012 6:33 PM

    NEW ORLEANS - The FBI and New Orleans police are looking for a man who was dressed as a woman when he robbed a bank in New Orleans. An FBI news release says the man entered a bank in the Gentilly area just before noon. He implied he had a... more »
  • New Jersey mayor accused of hacking

    May 25, 2012 7:50 PM

    The mayor of West New York, New Jersey and his son are accused of hacking websites of political foes who wanted him recalled. Felix Roque and his son, Joseph, face more than ten years in prison if convicted on the federal charges. Both were arrested by the FBI and made... more »
  • Man tries to board plane with fireworks

    March 29, 2012 11:48 AM

    PHILADELPHIA - Police at Philadelpha International Airport are holding a man who tried to board a plane with fireworks in his backpack. Police say a suspicious item was spotted in his carry-on luggage early this morning. One officer said the items appeared to be fireworks and may have been accidentally... more »
  • Former Port Allen Police Chief sentenced to 7 1/2 years Play Video

    March 14, 2012 12:38 PM

    BATON ROUGE-- Former Port Allen Police Chief Fred Smith will serve seven and a half years in a federal prison for exchanging his official position as chief for bribes. "Utterly unforgivable" and "shameful" is how Judge Brian A. Jackson described Smith's actions, calling him a greedy person who failed... more »
  • Former St. Gabriel mayor found guilty on 7 felony charges

    March 3, 2012 9:18 PM

    BATON ROUGE-- Former St. Gabriel mayor George Grace was handcuffed and taken away by U.S. Marshals Saturday afternoon in federal court. Jurors found Grace guilty of seven of 13 charges in the FBI's undercover sting, "Operation Blighted Officials." Prosecutors were worried George Grace would flee to his land in Uganda,... more »
  • Feds: Ohioan agansit fur planned murder-for-hire

    February 22, 2012 12:22 PM

    CLEVELAND (AP) - Federal authorities say an Ohio woman who describes herself as an animal-welfare activist has been charged with soliciting murder in a plot to kill someone wearing fur. Court records show 27-year-old Cleveland Heights resident Meredith Lowell appeared Tuesday in federal court in Cleveland and was ordered held... more »
  • Man arrested near Capitol in FBI sting

    February 17, 2012 1:28 PM

    WASHINGTON - A 29-year-old Moroccan man has been arrested near the U.S. Capitol. Officials say he was planning to detonate what he thought was a suicide vest. It had been given to him by FBI undercover agents. The suspect, Amine El Khalifi of Alexandria, Va., was taken into... more »
  • Lewis questioned in Grace corruption trial

    February 14, 2012 11:05 AM

    BATON ROUGE - Defense attorneys for George Grace tried to poke holes today in the prosecution's depiction of the former St. Gabriel mayor as a "godfather" for other local officials in his federal corruption trial. Former Port Allen mayor Derek Lewis testified yesterday that Grace was a "godfather" or... more »
  • FBI agent testifies against Grace Play Video

    February 6, 2012 6:22 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Undercover FBI agent William Myles told jurors former St. Gabriel Mayor George Grace introduced him to his "A-Team" of mayors, including former Port Allen Mayor Derek Lewis, former New Roads Mayor Tommy Nelson, and former Port Allen Police Chief Fred Smith. All three have been convicted... more »
  • FBI offers help in carjacking-slaying

    January 26, 2012 4:02 PM

    NEW ORLEANS - FBI agents have offered their help in identifying and finding the man suspected in killing a New Orleans man who was trying to stop a carjacking in Algiers Point. Agents and homicide detectives were expected to meet Thursday afternoon. Police are investigating the death of 44-year-old Harry... more »
  • School lockdown turns into false alarm

    January 24, 2012 9:31 AM

    BATON ROUGE- East Baton Rouge Sheriff's Press Secretary Casey Rayborn Hicks says a school is no longer on lockdown after a drug scare this morning. Hicks said a member of the FBI happened to be following a driver when they saw them throw what the FBI agent thought was... more »
  • Funeral held for NJ tot found in car seat in creek

    November 28, 2011 12:47 PM

    ASBURY PARK, N.J. - While a nationwide search continues for her father, relatives gathered Monday to lay a 2-year-old girl to rest nearly a week after she was found slain in a creek, still strapped in her car seat. Three people carried Tierra Morgan-Glover's tiny coffin from Cathedral International... more »
  • FBI questions BR political blogger about post

    September 16, 2011 10:08 PM

    BATON ROUGE- A political blogger in Baton Rouge got more than just web hits for his post. FBI agents showed up at the door of the writer behind "The Hayride" with questions Friday morning. According to the author, Scott McKay, that blog post was a satirical stab at... more »
  • 9/11 Fear Lead to Bomb Threat

    September 13, 2011 7:31 PM

    The FBI says a woman who wanted to keep her mother and brother from flying to New York the day before the September 11th anniversary called in a bomb threat to Southwest Airlines. There was no bomb, but the threat led authorities in Tucson, Arizona to remove luggage from a... more »
  • FBI to help New Orleans Police's integrity bureau

    September 12, 2011 5:32 PM

    NEW ORLEANS - The FBI has agreed to work with the New Orleans Police Department public integrity bureau on internal investigations. FBI agent Dave Welker says he and police officials have been meeting about moving agents into the department since last year. Officials said Monday that the move... more »
  • Official: 7 hurt in shooting at Nevada restaurant

    September 6, 2011 12:29 PM

    Officials say seven people have been wounded after a gunman opened fire inside a restaurant in Carson City, Nevada. Carson City Sheriff Kenny Furlong says the shooting happened at about 9 a.m. Tuesday at an IHOP restaurant. Special Agent Patrick Turner, spokesman for the FBI Nevada office in... more »
  • Drusilla Apartments tied to FBI investigation

    August 17, 2011 6:43 PM

    BATON ROUGE - More details have surfaced into an investigation by the Medicare Strikeforce Unit comprised of the FBI, the Office of the Inspector General and the Louisiana Attorney General's Office. Another search of the Louisiana Secretary of State's corporate database shows the Drusilla Apartments at 2256 Drusilla Lane... more »
  • FBI investigates mental health facilities in Baton Rouge

    August 16, 2011 6:35 PM

    BATON ROUGE -A joint task force comprised of state and federal investigators conducted five search warrants on at least two mental health care facilities. The Medicare Fraud Strikeforce which includes investigators from the FBI, the Office of the Inspector General and the Louisiana Attorney General's Office raided Shifa Community... more »
  • Ten arrested in EBR prostitution sting

    July 29, 2011 5:17 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Ten people were arrested during a sting operation targeting prostitutes at a Baton Rouge hotel, according to the East Baton Rouge Sheriff's Office. Spokesperson Casey Hicks said the sheriff's office, state Attorney General's Office and the FBI were involved in the undercover operation last night. ... more »
  • FBI agent's testimony resumes in Katrina trial

    July 19, 2011 5:17 PM

    NEW ORLEANS - An agent who led the FBI's investigation of deadly police shootings on a New Orleans bridge after Hurricane Katrina says he explored whether somebody shot at the bridge from a nearby grassy area, a scenario that could support officers' claims they took fire before shooting. Testifying... more »
  • FBI agent saw holes in Katrina shooting probe

    July 12, 2011 12:25 PM

    NEW ORLEANS - A federal jury has heard an FBI supervisor describe her growing suspicions as she and other agents interviewed the officer who was assigned to investigate deadly police shootings on a New Orleans bridge after Hurricane Katrina. Testifying Tuesday at a trial for five current or former... more »
  • FBI Concentrates on Woman to find Mob Boss

    June 20, 2011 7:35 PM

    The FBI is concentrating attention on the girlfriend of a mob boss from Boston to catch him. The agency started a campaign aimed at women to track down Catherine Greig, the longtime girlfriend of James "Whitey" Bulger. Ads highlight Greig's physical characteristics, her habits and personality traits. It also focuses... more »

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