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  • Louisiana OMV implements new license design

    March 10, 2015 3:59 PM

    BATON ROUGE- Starting this week, the Louisiana Office of Motor Vehicles will begin issuing a new format for Louisiana driver's licenses. The new layout will feature multiple security components and design features for greater security, privacy protection, and tampering resistance. "Through the implementation of these new designs, Louisiana citizens will... more »
  • Study: Matching faces to IDs fails often check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    March 12, 2014 6:29 PM

    BATON ROUGE- LSU researchers say people fail at matching faces to ID photographs 40 percent of the time. Dr. Megan Papesh, Assistant Professor of Psychology at LSU, said their studies show recent photos with similar lighting were the easiest to identify, with 80 percent of people getting the match... more »
  • Lawmakers pass bill protecting ID of gun owners

    June 6, 2013 1:39 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Journalists, bloggers or anyone else will be prohibited from publicly identifying applicants for concealed handgun permits in Louisiana. A bill that will make it a misdemeanor crime to release the information received final passage Thursday and heads to Gov. Bobby Jindal's desk. The House approved the measure... more »
  • House rejects change in concealed permit ID bill

    May 28, 2013 5:09 PM

    BATON ROUGE - The final version of a bill to make it a criminal act for journalists, bloggers or anyone else to publish or release the names or addresses of applicants for concealed handgun permits will be worked out in a legislative compromise committee. The House on Tuesday refused to... more »
  • Real ID deadline pushed back

    December 21, 2012 11:40 AM

    BATON ROUGE - Louisiana travelers can rest easier. The Department of Homeland Security announced Friday that states will be given an extension to meet the new standards of the Real ID Act. Without this extension a state driver's license would not have been accepted as a proper form of... more »
  • Louisiana flyers could need passport to travel check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    December 18, 2012 5:57 PM

    BATON ROUGE - The Office of Motor Vehicles will know in the next few days if Louisiana air travelers will need a passport to travel by Jan. 15, 2013. Commissioner Stephen Campbell warned people to wait before changing their plans, in case the state is offered an extension to... more »
  • La. citizens may need passports to fly outside the state check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    November 26, 2012 6:18 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Louisiana residents may have to use passports to board commercial airplanes instead of state-issued identification cards after Jan. 15. Louisiana is one of many states not in compliance with the federal Real ID Act of 2005, which mandates more provisions in obtaining an ID and updated... more »
  • Sisters sentenced in federal identity theft, fraud case

    November 16, 2012 3:45 PM

    BATON ROUGE - A U. S. District judge sentenced two Baton Rouge sisters to four years in federal prison apiece for running a three-year, six-figure credit card scheme. U. S. Attorney Don Cazayoux Jr. said Trachell Brown was sentenced today to 51 months in prison for bank fraud and... more »
  • Legislation could require photo ID for card users check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    April 3, 2012 5:12 PM

    BATON ROUGE - You could be required to show a photo ID every time you use your debit or credit card if new legislation passes at the State Capitol. Rep. Regina Barrow, D-Baton Rouge, sponsored the bill to protect people in Louisiana from fraud. Right now, merchants are only... more »
  • Scientists working to ID skeletal remains found in Natchitoches

    December 28, 2011 5:49 AM

    NATCHITOCHES, La. (AP) - Natchitoches Parish investigators are reviewing missing person cases as they work to identify human skeletal remains found in the woods near the Ajax community. A forester working in the area made the discovery Friday. Natchitoches authorities got help from Mary Manhein, director of the LSU... more »
  • Bill to require ID with credit card purchases fails

    April 26, 2011 7:22 PM

    BATON ROUGE - A bill intended to offer more protection against identity theft while shopping was squashed on the first full day of the legislative session. The bill by Rep. Regina Barrow, D-Baton Rouge, would have required people to show identification like a driver's license when making a credit... more »
  • Restaurant employee charged with theft

    March 9, 2011 4:03 PM

    BATON ROUGE- An employee at the Sonic drive-in restaurant on Hooper Road was arrested for allegedly using credit card charges to cover-up thefts of cash from the register. According to Sheriff's deputies, Nehemia J. Warren stole $288.06 before he was caught. "He developed a scheme where he would... more »
  • Police: Man used girl sex chat IDs

    January 15, 2011 9:56 AM

    SULPHUR, La. (AP) - State police say a 34-year-old Sulphur man allegedly posed as a teenage girl for online sex chat with teenage boys - and got sexually explicit photos or videos of some of them. Sgt. James Anderson says Jamy Church is being held on $335,000 bond in... more »
  • Bodies Found in Lake Pontchartrain Identified

    July 12, 2010 11:36 AM

    Two bodies pulled from Lake Pontchartrain on Friday afternoon, have been identified as a man and woman from Kenner. The coroner's office says 42-year old Lynette Williams and 58-year old Herbert Glass were each shot in the head by a single gun shot. Investigators think the couple was... more »
  • Woman charged with tax, ID theft

    April 1, 2010 6:40 AM

    A 33-year-old Baton Rouge woman has been charged in a continuing federal investigation that already has exposed the theft of more than $240,000 from the Internal Revenue Service. Clarissa T. Ayo was charged Wednesday in a bill of information filed by Assistant U.S. Attorney Richard L. Bourgeois Jr. Bourgeois accused... more »
  • College Football Hall of Fame moving to Atlanta

    September 24, 2009 5:38 PM

    The College Football Hall of Fame is relocating from Sound Bend, ID to Atlanta, GA. A new 50,000-square-foot building worth $50 million is expected to open the fall of 2012. The National Football Foundation's Board of Directors decided to move to Atlanta after operating in South Bend since 1995.... more »

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