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  • 21 billboards in BR with Wesley Dale Morgan case information

    April 29, 2016 2:15 PM

    BATON ROUGE - 21 digital signs have been installed throughout the Capital City area by federal agents in hopes that a tip from the public can aid them in solving a reopened child abduction investigation. The FBI reopened the 15-year-old case on Wednesday, picking up the trail as they... more »
  • FBI searches woods in Clinton for clues in 2001 child abduction case Play Video

    April 27, 2016 8:51 AM

    CLINTON - Dozens of law enforcement officers and FBI agents searched the woods in Clinton Wednesday afternoon as they search for clues in a child abduction case from 15 years ago. Federal agents reopened the investigation into the disappearance of Wesley Dale Morgan earlier in the day. Morgan was... more »
  • FBI head suggests agency paid more than $1M to access iPhone

    April 21, 2016 3:21 PM

    WASHINGTON - FBI Director James Comey has hinted that the FBI paid more than $1 million to break into the locked iPhone used by one of the San Bernardino attackers. At an Aspen Security Forum event in London on Thursday, Comey said the FBI had paid an unidentified third-party... more »
  • Obama says evidence dictates FBI's review of Clinton e-mails

    April 10, 2016 2:52 PM

    WASHINGTON - President Barack Obama says he guarantees that evidence, not politics, will dictate the outcome of the FBI's investigation into Hillary Clinton's handling of emails as secretary of state. Obama says he continues to believe Clinton didn't jeopardize America's national security with her private email server. But he adds... more »
  • Brooklyn case takes front seat in Apple encryption fight

    April 8, 2016 1:36 PM

    NEW YORK - The Justice Department says it will continue trying to force Apple to reveal a phone's data in a New York drug case. The government told a Brooklyn judge Friday it still wants an order requiring Apple's cooperation even though it no longer needs the company's help with... more »
  • State Dept suspends review into 'top secret' Clinton emails

    April 1, 2016 5:16 PM

    WASHINGTON - The State Department has suspended its internal review into whether former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton or her top aides mishandled emails containing information now deemed "top secret." Spokeswoman Elizabeth Trudeau said Friday the department had paused the review to avoid complicating or impeding an ongoing FBI investigation... more »
  • FBI unlocks San Bernardino gunman's iPhone without Apple; Dispute connected to BR woman's murder

    March 28, 2016 6:09 PM

    WASHINGTON - The FBI has unlocked the phone of the terrorist responsible for the San Bernardino attacks without the help of Apple. The Justice Department is expected to withdraw its legal action against apple. A federal magistrate in California ordered the company in mid-February to assist the FBI in unlocking... more »
  • Unsolved BR murder case could be cracked by FBI phone cracking plan Play Video

    March 22, 2016 7:52 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Revelations that the FBI may have found a way inside terrorists cell phones Monday was optimistic news to investigators who are still trying to get inside a murder victim's locked iPhone. For almost a year, authorities in Baton Rouge have been trying to figure out who... more »
  • FBI finds way to unlock terrorists' phones; Dispute brought national attention to Baton Rouge woman's murder

    March 21, 2016 9:05 PM

    SAN BERNARDINO, CA - The FBI has cancelled a Tuesday hearing to discuss a dispute with Apple over their desire to unlock the Iphones of terrorists. The agency says they've found a 3rd party with the capability to unlock the phones of the two terrorists who killed 14 people in... more »
  • Threatening letter sent to Trump son's home

    March 18, 2016 3:07 PM

    NEW YORK - A law enforcement official says New York City police and the FBI are investigating a threatening letter sent to the Manhattan apartment of Donald Trump's son, Eric. The official says the envelope sent to Eric Trump's apartment Thursday contained a suspicious white powder and a threatening letter.... more »
  • Tech industry groups, security experts back Apple

    March 3, 2016 6:37 PM

    SAN FRANCISCO - A slew of tech industry groups and civil liberties advocates are filing legal arguments backing Apple in its fight with the FBI, including security experts worried about hacking and independent app-makers who fear more burdens on their business. These "friends of the court" briefs aim to bolster... more »
  • Defense secretary favors strong encryption, not 'back doors'

    March 2, 2016 6:12 PM

    SAN FRANCISCO - Defense Secretary Ash Carter has told a tech industry audience that strong encryption is essential to the nation's security, adding that he's "not a believer in back doors" or encryption programs that leave openings for outsiders to read coded files. Carter said Wednesday he wasn't commenting on... more »
  • Apple, FBI stake out competing sides in encryption debate

    March 1, 2016 1:40 PM

    WASHINGTON - The high-stakes legal fight between Apple Inc. and the Justice Department over a locked iPhone is moving from the courts to Congress. FBI Director James Comey and Apple chief lawyer Bruce Sewell are appearing before the House Judiciary Committee for a hearing on encryption Tuesday afternoon. ... more »
  • NY judge scolds US in its fight with Apple over iPhone data

    March 1, 2016 3:55 AM

    WASHINGTON- A New York jurist is scolding the government for efforts to shame Apple for refusing to surrender information from customers' iPhones. U.S. Magistrate Judge James Orenstein said Monday that the government is stretching a 1789 law to get "impermissibly absurd results." His Brooklyn ruling in a drug case came... more »
  • NY judge: US cannot make Apple provide iPhone data

    February 29, 2016 4:48 PM

    NEW YORK - A New York judge says the U.S. Justice Department cannot force Apple to provide the FBI with access to locked iPhone data in a routine Brooklyn drug case. U.S. Magistrate Judge James Orenstein ruled Monday. The decision follows a California magistrate judge's order requiring Apple to create... more »
  • Apple: Order could lead to more hacking requests

    February 25, 2016 4:16 PM

    WASHINGTON - Apple has asked a federal magistrate to vacate her order that it help the FBI hack into a locked iPhone. The company said in a court filing Thursday that the FBI is seeking "dangerous power" through the courts. The filing represents Apple's first official response since... more »
  • Apple's Cook: Complying with FBI demand 'bad for America'

    February 24, 2016 5:45 PM

    SAN FRANCISCO - Apple CEO Tim Cook is defending his company's decision to resist an FBI demand for help cracking an encrypted iPhone used by one of the San Bernardino shooters. Cook told a television interviewer Wednesday that it was both the "hard" and "right" thing to do. He also... more »
  • Apple to tell judge in California case: Congress must decide

    February 23, 2016 4:56 PM

    WASHINGTON - The Associated Press has learned that Apple Inc. will tell a judge this week in legal papers that its fight with the FBI over iPhone encryption should be kicked to Congress, rather than decided by courts. Apple will also argue that a court order to help it hack... more »
  • Protests to rally across US to back Apple in battle with FBI

    February 20, 2016 4:07 PM

    SAN FRANCISCO - Protesters are preparing to assemble in more than 30 cities to lash out at the FBI for obtaining a court order that requires Apple to make it easier to unlock an encrypted iPhone used by a gunman in December's mass murders in California. The protests organized by... more »
  • Source: Apple has 1 week to respond to iPhone order

    February 19, 2016 12:21 PM

    WASHINGTON - A person familiar with the case says Apple Inc. now has until next Friday to respond to a U.S. magistrate's order that it help the FBI hack into an iPhone in a terrorism case. U.S. Magistrate Judge Sheri Pym's order initially required Apple to file paperwork by Tuesday... more »
  • Profit or patriotism? What's driving fight between US, Apple

    February 18, 2016 4:35 PM

    WASHINGTON - Battling in public broadsides, Apple Inc. and the government are making their cases before anyone steps into a courtroom over a judge's order forcing Apple to help the FBI hack into an iPhone in a sensational terrorism case. Listen closely, because the Obama administration and Apple are framing... more »
  • FBI says it's arrested last 4 Oregon occupiers

    February 11, 2016 3:13 PM

    BURNS, Ore. - The FBI has confirmed it arrested the last armed occupiers of an Oregon wildlife refuge. The bureau said in a statement Thursday that "no one was injured, and no shots were fired" when all four were taken into custody. The surrender of the holdouts played out... more »
  • Remaining occupiers release defiant videos mocking FBI

    February 8, 2016 3:00 PM

    PORTLAND, Ore. - The last four occupiers of an Oregon wildlife refuge have posted a series of defiant videos in which one of them calls FBI agents losers, shows defensive barricades they have erected and takes a joyride in a government vehicle. The videos were posted Sunday on a... more »
  • Ammon Bundy repeats call for Oregon occupiers to leave

    January 30, 2016 2:42 PM

    BURNS - Lawyers for the jailed leader of an armed group occupying an Oregon wildlife refuge say they have recorded a phone call with Ammon Bundy telling the four people remaining at the refuge that it is "his authentic desire for them to stand down." In a statement Saturday, attorney... more »
  • FBI releases video of Oregon shooting

    January 29, 2016 1:09 PM

    BURNS, Ore. - The FBI has released video of the fatal traffic stop shooting of an armed occupier of a national wildlife refuge in Oregon. The aerial video was shown at a news conference Thursday evening. Robert "LaVoy" Finicum, an Arizona rancher, was shot and killed by police Tuesday during... more »
  • Wounded sheriff's deputy led drug raid

    January 27, 2016 12:17 PM

    NEW ORLEANS - The FBI says the sheriff's deputy who was severely wounded during a drug raid was the first through the door. In a criminal complaint filed Wednesday, the FBI says that 35-year-old Stephen Arnold led the raid into the house. Arnold was shot five times during... more »
  • Rancher killed in Oregon refuge standoff vowed to die before jail

    January 27, 2016 12:07 PM

    BURNS, Ore. - A rancher who was killed during a traffic stop while in Oregon for an armed standoff at a wildlife refuge recently vowed he would die before going to prison. Fifty-five-year-old LaVoy Finicum of Cain Beds, Arizona, died after law enforcement officers initiated the stop Tuesday night near... more »
  • FBI: 'Unprecedented' security for New Orleans Mardi Gras

    January 19, 2016 4:04 PM

    NEW ORLEANS - The agent who runs the FBI's New Orleans office says security for the city's annual Mardi Gras celebration will be "unprecedented." Special Agent Jeffrey Sallet told reporters Tuesday that the effort will include heavy use of surveillance cameras and advanced technology. Officials at a morning news conference... more »
  • Clinton says FBI has not contacted her about emails

    January 17, 2016 3:18 PM

    WASHINGTON - Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton says the FBI has not contacted her regarding its probe of whether she held classified information on her private email server. Asked on CNN's "State of the Union" whether she had been interviewed by the FBI yet, the former secretary of state replied,... more »
  • FBI: Aryan Brotherhood member arrested on hit-man charge

    January 15, 2016 4:28 PM

    NEW ORLEANS - The FBI says it has arrested a member of the Aryan Brotherhood who allegedly sold drugs to an undercover officer and then offered to be a hit man. The FBI says Jeffery A. Howard was arrested Thursday afternoon in Pearl River, Louisiana, a small town on... more »
  • FBI tries new approach in Super Bowl sex trafficking fight

    January 12, 2016 1:27 PM

    SAN FRANCISCO - For the first time in the FBI's efforts to crack down on sex trafficking during the Super Bowl, the agency will try to reach out to women and girls selling sex in the run-up to the game. FBI officials say the goal is to give them a... more »
  • FBI investigating threat to Plaquemine High School

    January 12, 2016 10:55 AM

    PLAQUEMINE - Administrators closed Plaquemine High School for the day Tuesday after the superintendent said someone phoned in a threat to the school. Iberville Schools Superintendent Ed Cancienne's office said students were sent home and buses turned around after arriving at the school out of an abundance of caution.... more »
  • Feds join city and state officials in Carnival security

    January 7, 2016 1:59 PM

    NEW ORLEANS - The head of The FBI office in New Orleans is joining city and state officials in asking for public vigilance during Mardi Gras season. FBI agent Jeff Sallet and Mayor Mitch Landrieu stressed that there is no credible threat to Mardi Gras festivities. But they stressed... more »
  • Feds join city and state officials in Carnival security

    January 7, 2016 1:05 PM

    NEW ORLEANS - The head of The FBI office in New Orleans is joining city and state officials in asking for public vigilance during Mardi Gras season. FBI agent Jeff Sallet (sah-LEHT) and Mayor Mitch Landrieu stressed that there is no credible threat to Mardi Gras festivities. But they stressed... more »
  • FBI searches N. Carolina homes of Planned Parenthood suspect

    December 16, 2015 1:42 PM

    SWANNANOA - The FBI says it searched two western North Carolina residences once occupied by the man charged with attacking a Colorado Planned Parenthood clinic. FBI spokeswoman Shelley Lynch said in an email that agents searched properties Tuesday in Swannanoa and Black Mountain where Robert Dear had lived. She said... more »
  • Michigan fugitive captured in New Orleans

    December 4, 2015 10:52 AM

    NEW ORLEANS- Federal investigators in New Orleans arrested a fugitive wanted on a kidnapping charge in Michigan. 21-year-old Jacob Chox was arrested outside a Mid-City home on Thursday as part of a multi-state investigation. The arrest was part of an on-going multi-agency investigation including officers in Louisiana, Texas and Michigan.... more »
  • 'Sting trailers' offer glimpse into world of cargo thieves

    November 29, 2015 1:44 PM

    WILLINGTON, Conn. - Cargo theft has become a huge problem that the FBI says causes $15 billion to $30 billion in losses each year in the U.S. Law enforcement and the insurance industry are fighting back by tempting thieves with "sting trailers" laden with cameras and GPS tracking devices, hidden... more »
  • FBI: Weapons missing after break-in at Army Reserve center

    November 16, 2015 5:39 AM

    WORCESTER, Mass.- An FBI spokeswoman says some weapons have gone missing following a break-in at an Army Reserve center in central Massachusetts. Kristen Setera says the Boston FBI became aware of the break-in at the Lincoln Army Reserve Center in Worcester (WUS'-tur) on Sunday. She says terrorism is not suspected.... more »
  • FBI in contact with police in boy's shooting Play Video

    November 10, 2015 1:02 PM

    BATON ROUGE - An FBI spokesman says federal authorities are in "constant communication" with state investigators about last week's fatal shooting of a 6-year-old boy by law enforcement officers in a central Louisiana city. The officers, 32-year-old Derrick Stafford and 23-year-old Norris Greenhouse Jr., have been booked on state... more »
  • Federal probe sought after officer drags student from desk Play Video

    October 27, 2015 11:39 AM

    COLUMBIA, S. C. - Richland County Sheriff Leon Lott has asked the FBI in South Carolina to investigate the confrontation between a school resource officer and a female high school student in Columbia. Sheriff's Lt. Curtis Wilson said in a statement Tuesday that Lott has followed up the request with... more »
  • Homicide spike draws alarm from Obama administration

    October 27, 2015 8:20 AM

    WASHINGTON- Rising homicide totals in many large American cities have raised alarms within the Obama administration. Federal officials have been drawing attention to the problem, with the Justice Department convening a summit for police chiefs. On Tuesday, Attorney General Loretta Lynch and President Barack Obama are expected to discuss criminal... more »
  • FBI to collect better data on police shootings, use of force

    September 28, 2015 11:40 AM

    WASHINGTON - FBI Director James Comey says the agency will collect and make public more information about police shootings of civilians. Comey on Monday said the FBI's annual Uniform Crime Reporting program, which releases information on crimes nationwide, will begin collecting data about non-fatal shootings involving local law officers. He... more »
  • Quantico - Sundays @ 9 p.m.

    September 25, 2015 12:46 PM

    A diverse group of recruits has arrived at the FBI Quantico Base for training. They are the best, the brightest and the most vetted, so it seems impossible that one of them is suspected of masterminding the biggest attack on New York City since 9/11. >>Website more »
  • FBI: Islamic State sympathizer charged in backpack bomb plot

    July 28, 2015 3:33 PM

    MIAMI - A man described by the FBI as an Islamic State sympathizer has been charged with plotting to detonate a backpack bomb on a Florida beach. A criminal complaint unsealed Tuesday charges 23-year-old Harlem Suarez of Key West with attempting to use a weapon of mass destruction in... more »
  • New details recount soldiers' reaction in Chattanooga shooting

    July 22, 2015 12:37 PM

    KNOXVILLE, Tenn. - The FBI says a military service member opened fire on the Chattanooga gunman after he crashed through the gates of a military facility there. Ed Reinhold, the FBI's special agent in charge in Knoxville, said during a news conference Wednesday that a service member fired at... more »
  • Louisiana man accused in illegal computer hacking forum

    July 17, 2015 11:43 AM

    NEW ORLEANS - A Louisiana man was arrested in the government's crackdown an online "criminal bazaar" where computer hackers bought and sold stolen databases, malicious software and other products that could cripple or steal information from computers and cellphones. Federal authorities on Tuesday arrested 28-year-old Rory Stephen Guidry of Opelousas,... more »
  • FBI looking for possible La. victims of sextortionist Play Video

    July 7, 2015 4:31 PM

    BATON ROUGE - FBI officials in Louisiana will soon release information related to a nationwide "sextortion" case where there are known victims in Louisiana. There are at least three victims in the state, and there could be others in a sexual exploitation case centered around a Florida man named... more »
  • Subway Spokesman Jared Fogle's Home Searched by FBI

    July 7, 2015 12:38 PM

    ZIONSVILLE, Ind. - The FBI has raided the home of Subway spokesman Jared Fogle as part of an investigation, authorities told ABC News today. Fogle was seen at his Zionsville, Indiana, home during the search this morning. Authorities would not elaborate on the nature of the investigation, though... more »
  • Baton Rouge man pleads guilty to child porn charges, lying to FBI

    June 19, 2015 3:45 PM

    BATON ROUGE - A Baton Rouge man admitted to the possession of child pornography and to lying to the FBI about his plans to force a young girl to have sex with him. 46-year-old Pierre A. Moosebroker, Jr. pleaded guility Thursday to possession of child pornography and making false... more »
  • 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 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 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 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 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 »

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