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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
June 16, 2011 12:23 PM
BATON ROUGE - Testimony continued today from an undercover FBI agent involved in the corruption investigation against former New Roads Mayor Tommy Nelson.
Nelson is accused of bribery as a result of the "Operation: Blighted Officials" sting operation that led to indictments against several public officials.
Agent Mike... more »
June 14, 2011 7:24 PM
A psychic who sent authorities in Texas searching for bodies that didn't exist won't be charged. The unidentified woman sent the local sheriff's office, the FBI and the Texas Rangers on a whirlwind hunt for dozens of bodies she said were buried at a home about 70 miles northeast of... more »
June 6, 2011 3:59 AM
BATON ROUGE- A trial is set to begin today for a former Louisiana mayor charged with taking bribes from undercover FBI agents and a government operative who posed as businessmen hawking a fictitious trash can cleaning product. The federal trial for former New Roads Mayor Tommy Nelson Jr. is the... more »
June 5, 2011 11:26 AM
BATON ROUGE- A trial is set to open for a former Louisiana mayor charged with taking bribes from undercover FBI agents and a government operative who posed as businessmen hawking a fictitious trash can cleaning product.
The federal trial scheduled to start Monday in Baton Rouge for former New... more »
June 1, 2011 4:07 PM
BATON ROUGE - The number of major crimes reported in Baton Rouge last year decreased more than nine percent, according to figures sent to the FBI Uniform Crime Reporting program.
Reported crimes in every major category descreased in 2010. According to BRPD's numbers, crimes against people such as murder... more »
May 20, 2011 7:56 PM
An FBI agent wrecked a rare Ferrari in Kentucky and the U.S. Justice Department refuses to pay $750,000 to the insurance company that owns it. Motors Insurance Company of Michigan sued, saying the Ferrari is a total loss. The government says its immune to claims when certain goods are in... more »
April 18, 2011 6:18 PM
NEW ORLEANS - A federal judge has refused to suppress FBI tapes of secretly recorded conversations of New Orleans police officers charged in deadly shootings of unarmed residents on a bridge after Hurricane Katrina.
During a hearing Monday, U.S. District Judge Kurt Engelhardt said he found some "troubling issues"... more »
April 13, 2011 7:47 PM
The FBI is after a ring of international cyber thieves who unleashed malicious software to millions of computers so they could steal an undetermined amount of money. Investigators targeted a software program called Coreflood that exploits the vulnerability in computers running Windows operating systems and allows infected computers to be... more »
April 11, 2011 12:50 PM
NEW ORLEANS - A federal jury has begun deliberating in the trial for two New Orleans police officers charged in the beating death of a 48-year-old man.
The jury heard closing arguments Monday after four days of testimony in the case against officers Melvin Williams and Matthew Dean Moore.... more »
March 8, 2011 7:16 PM
The job of conducting searches for 165,000 fingerprint checks a day just got easier for the FBI because of a new computer system that takes just seven minutes to search the database of 70 million sets of prints. That's down from the previous average of 17 minutes. Engineers compute the... more »
March 1, 2011 1:22 PM
WASHINGTON - Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton says the Obama administration may seek the prosecution of Libyan leader Moammar Gadhafi for the 1988 Lockerbie bombing.
That follows claims from some ex-Libyan officials that Gadhafi personally ordered the airline attack that killed 270 people.
Clinton tells Congress on... more »
February 24, 2011 11:53 AM
Baton Rouge - The corruption trial of Mario and Maurice Brown continues today in a Baton Rouge federal court.
William Myles, a private citizen hired by the FBI to investigate the Browns, took the stand this morning.
Phone conversations between Myles and Maurice Brown in the fall of 2008... more »
February 22, 2011 7:17 PM
BATON ROUGE - Jury selection began today in downtown Baton Rouge for the first public officials accused in the Cifer 5000 corruption investigation.
White Castle Police Chief Mario Brown and his brother, former mayor Maurice Brown, are accused of taking kickbacks to support a bogus garbage can cleaning operation.... more »
February 10, 2011 12:45 PM
RICHMOND, Va. - The so-called "Granddad Bandit" has pleaded guilty to robbing two Virginia banks and acknowledged 24 other holdups in 15 states.
Fifty-three-year-old Michael Francis Mara entered the plea Thursday in a federal courthouse in Richmond.
He will not be charged in other states.
Officials say... more »
January 24, 2011 1:03 PM
NEW YORK - Authorities say a North Carolina woman who raised a child snatched from a New York hospital more than two decades ago has confessed to taking the baby in 1987 after she had trouble having her own children.
An FBI agent said in court papers charging Ann... more »
January 7, 2011 11:55 AM
BATON ROUGE- Preliminary numbers released by Baton Rouge Police show in 2010, the city saw an 8% decrease in murders.
Sgt. Don Kelly says when numbers are finished being tallied, it appears 69 murders occurred in the city limits of Baton Rouge. In 2009, there were a total of... more »
December 29, 2010 1:17 PM
BALTIMORE - A person with knowledge of a federal campaign-finance investigation says a criminal probe has been opened into whether Delaware Republican Christine O'Donnell broke the law by using campaign money to pay personal expenses.
The person spoke on condition of anonymity to protect the identity of a client... more »
December 7, 2010 7:46 PM
Some people with payday loans are being contacted by bogus FBI agents who browbeat them to pay to avoid legal consequences. The FBI says borrowers who get the calls should notify their bank, major credit bureaus or law enforcement agencies. The FBI says the callers managed to get accurate data... more »
November 16, 2010 2:53 PM
Former Mississippi State player John Bond, who helped spark the NCAA's investigation of Auburn quarterback Cam Newton has been interviewed by the FBI, that's according to Bond's attorney.
Bond, a former Mississippi State quarterback, told MSU officials in January he had been asked for $180,000 by former teammate, Kenny... more »
November 4, 2010 12:17 PM
ALEXANDRIA - The FBI has named Thomas Sanders as the lone suspect in connection with the disappearance and death of 12-year-old Lexis Kaye Roberts. Lexis' body was found in Catahoula Parish, northwest of Baton Rouge, in October. She was reported missing from Las Vegas, NV. A forensic anthropologist reported she... more »
November 3, 2010 4:04 PM
BATON ROUGE - New Roads Mayor Tommy Nelson was in federal court today for a motions hearing in his upcoming racketeering trial, part of a larger federal corruption investigation.
Officials at the U. S. Attorney's Office in Baton Rouge said the motions Nelson filed were all denied, including a... more »
October 29, 2010 1:23 PM
MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) - Officials for FedEx say the company has confiscated a suspicious package in Dubai that was shipped from Yemen.
Memphis-based FedEx Corp. has embargoed all shipments from Yemen indefinitely.
Company spokeswoman Sandra Munoz said Friday she could not estimate how many packages might be involved... more »
October 27, 2010 1:24 PM
A Virginia man has been arrested and indicted on charges he tried to help people he believed were al-Qaida operatives in planning to bomb subway stations in and around the nation's capital.
The FBI says the public was never in danger because its agents were aware of the man's... more »
October 18, 2010 12:46 PM
Authorities said two Henning, Tennessee post office employees were shot at their place of work Monday during a possible robbery attempt.
Officers are searching for a maroon Chevrolet Malibu with two men inside.
The FBI and the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation are helping the postal service investigate.
... more »
September 24, 2010 12:36 PM
A bank teller was kidnapped early Friday from his home by robbers who strapped a suspected bomb to his chest and used him to steal money from a Bank of America branch near the University of Miami, according to the FBI.
The suspected explosive device was safely removed and... more »
September 13, 2010 11:06 AM
The FBI said Monday that violent crime reported to police in 2009 declined for the third straight year. The 5.3 percent drop in violent crime was accompanied by a 4.6 percent drop in property crime, marking the seventh consecutive year that nonviolent crime has dropped. Each of the violent crime... more »
September 10, 2010 5:32 AM
UPDATE @ 10:28a.m. - Michael Mara pled 'not guilty' today to two counts of bank robbery, and a trial date was set for Nov. 18.
The bank robbery suspect the FBI nicknamed the "Granddad Bandit" is due for his first federal court appearance in... more »
September 2, 2010 3:05 PM
Authorities say a man wanted on rape and murder charges out of Texas was arrested today in New Orleans. Forty-year-old Anthony Wayne O’Neal of New Orleans was arrested around 11:20 a.m. by the FBI’s SWAT Team and New Orleans Violent Crime Task Force. He was being sought for an alleged... more »
August 27, 2010 1:02 PM
Allegations that New Orleans police were told after Hurricane Katrina to "take the city back and shoot the looters," are being investigated by federal authorities.
Although FBI spokeswoman Sheila Thorn refused to comment on the investigation, police spokesman Bob Young said on Friday that police have been asked for... more »
August 20, 2010 1:08 PM
A reward is being offered for information on a man the F.B.I. has dubbed the "Bayou Bandit".
He is responsible for at least 11 bank robberies since March 2010, four of them in Louisiana.
The first was in Jennings then Sulphur, Crowley and Rayne.
The other banks... more »
August 11, 2010 10:30 PM
The FBI says the "Granddad Bandit's" robbery spree went on for almost two years. News 2's Ashley Rodrigue covered one of the first heists the feds pinned on Michael Mara.
In June 2009, authorities in Beaumont, TX, were baffled by a man who defied all the norms of a... more »
August 11, 2010 3:53 PM
A man who allegedly robbed more than 20 banks in the past year and a half across the United States was taken into custody this afternoon in Baton Rouge.
53-year-old Michael Mara, nicknamed the "Granddad Bandit," was apprehended by the FBI this afternoon at a house on Ingleside Drive... more »
August 11, 2010 1:21 PM
FBI agents as well as BRPD officers are staged outside a home on Ingleside Drive in Baton Rouge. FBI agent Shelia Thorne says they are there as "a result of an ongoing investigation."
Students at nearby Bernard Terrace Elementary have been held in place since around 11:00a.m.
News... more »
August 9, 2010 11:58 AM
The Justice Department's inspector general says the FBI laboratory has a backlog of more than 3,200 forensic DNA cases.
The IG says such backlogs can delay legal proceedings and prevent the timely capture of criminals.
The backlog has grown 130 percent in a single year to 276 cases... more »
July 29, 2010 12:39 PM
Convicted DC sniper Lee Boyd Malvo tells actor William Shatner on a cable TV special that he and his partner tried to recruit fellow shooters for their 2002 spree and that his accomplice killed one man for backing out, according to the program set for airing Thursday.
In a... more »