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The Montgomery area food bank will celebrate the grand opening of their newly expanded facility. The expansion was built onto the existing facility on Trade Center Street.The newly expanded facility isMore >>
The Montgomery area food bank will celebrate the grand opening of their newly expanded facility. The expansion was built onto the existing facility on Trade Center Street.More >>
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The strategically positioned southeastern Ukraine town of Novoazovsk appears firmly under the control of Russia-backed separatists as concerns grow about the opening of a new front in the Ukraine conflict.More >>
"Russian forces have entered Ukraine," the country's president declared Thursday, cancelling a foreign trip and calling an emergency meeting of his security council. Reports from analysts to separatist rebels to NATO...More >>
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The search area for a missing Malaysian airliner in the southern Indian Ocean has been refined based on the latest analysis, while the investigation into how the plane came to crash cannot proceed until the...More >>
Just weeks before the hunt for the missing Malaysian airliner is set to resume, an Australian official said Thursday that the sprawling search area in the southern Indian Ocean may be extended farther south based on a new...More >>
Thursday, August 28 2014 6:47 AM EDT2014-08-28 10:47:14 GMT
A Butler County family can't believe that the man convicted of their loved one's death has been allowed to leave prison and work near where they live and where the crime happened. Bobby Ray McCombs brothersMore >>
A Butler County family can't believe that the man convicted of their loved one's death has been allowed to leave prison and work near where they live and where the crime happened.
Police said they arrested a man who is suspected of scamming elderly people with fake roof repairs.
The Baton Rouge Police Department said Brandon Ferguson, 24, of Baker was taken into custody on theft charges Wednesday night. Investigators said he scammed at least three victims, all in their 80s. They added he had accomplices, but they have not yet discovered their identities.
Police said the scammers told their victims they needed roof repairs or some sort of protective coating. They are accused of quoting the elderly people a low price and then intimidating them into paying a lot more than that once they were done. According to police, the "work" was them spraying paint on the roof in most cases.
Detectives said Ferguson is accused of stealing jewelry from inside at least one victim's home. BRPD said the reported cases happened in the Red Oaks and Broadmoor areas.
Ferguson was arrested at his home by officers with the Baker Police Department. He is charged with three counts of theft of assets of an aged person and one count of felony theft.
Police believe there could be more victims in the area, even in surrounding parishes. They want anyone who thinks they may have been victims of this scam to contact the BRPD Financial Crimes Division at 225-389-3871.