9News Alert Team

  Attorney general hosts town hall on elderly fraud

Attorney General Jeff Landry hosted a town hall meeting Thursday to discuss ways to stop scammers from preying on elderly people in Louisiana.

LSU warns of phishing scam involving school email addresses

LSU is warning its students, faculty, and staff of a recent series of phishing messages being sent to LSU email addresses. The messages have led to more than 200 accounts being compromised, the university says.

Infant carriers, baby bath support seats recalled

The infant carriers pose a fall hazard, while the baby bath seats pose a drowning hazard.

BBB warns of the differences in dozens of organizations with Cajun Navy in title

The Better Business Bureau is out with a warning for people thinking about donating to more than 30 groups that have the words “Cajun Navy” in their names. They say several do not appear to be charitable organizations.

Woman says investment has turned into a nightmare

When Mei Sun bought a home that flooded in 2016, she was told it was completely renovated. She turned the purchase into a rental property. Unfortunately, it was too late when she learned the previous owner and their contractor did not have the proper permits in place for the repairs.

Generic vs. name-brand items: App helps you find the lowest cost

Have you stood in an aisle of the grocery store torn between a store brand and a name brand?

KIRAN: Clinton mayor, police chief arrested

Arrest warrants were issued Friday morning for Clinton Police Chief Fredrick Dunn and Clinton Mayor Lori Ann Bell.

Certain Jeep Wranglers recalled for crash hazard

Certain Jeep Wranglers are being recalled due to a potential crash hazard.

Officials warn of lottery scam after Slidell couple falls victim

According to a Facebook post by the sheriff’s office, a couple in Slidell was notified by email that they had won $25,000,000 in the Mega-Millions lottery.

EBRSO warns residents of jury duty phone scam

The East Baton Rouge Parish Sheriff’s Office is warning residents about a recent jury duty phone scam.

Toyota recalls 2.4 million hybrids due to stalling problems

Toyota recalls 2.4 million hybrids due to potential stalling problems

Customer of popular money transfer app warns of possible scam

Roderick Duncan is a local chef who said he was scammed when he called what he believed was a customer service number he found online for Cash App--a digital money transfer merchant.

6.5 million pounds of beef products recalled nationwide due to possible salmonella

An investigation has identified 57 people from 16 states with illnesses believed to have been caused by the beef products.

Citrus canker detected in EBR, Livingston parishes

The Louisiana Department of Agriculture and Forestry (LDAF) is reporting citrus canker was recently detected a two nurseries, one in East Baton Rouge and one in Livingston Parish.

Sheriff: Children targeted through live-stream app

The sheriff also discussed the use of other apps, such as Kik, a texting app; Monkey, a live chat app; WeChat, a messaging app; and GroupMe, a group chat app.

Pointe Coupee officials warn residents of man pretending to be stock broker

The Pointe Coupee Parish Sheriff’s Office is warning residents of a man they say is acting as a stock broker and stealing money from people.

About 30,000 fitness trackers recalled due to burn risk

According to the US Consumer Product Safety Commission, the activity tracker wristbands can overheat while the user is wearing it or when charging, posing a burn hazard.

THE INVESTIGATORS: Escaped inmate caught after 15 years

Lonnie Joseph Payne has been arrested in Mexico and is in jail in the United States after being on the run for 15 years, according to sources.

THE INVESTIGATORS: Head of EBR mayor’s security transferred, under investigation

A Baton Rouge police lieutenant, who served as the head of security detail for Baton Rouge Mayor-President Sharon Weston Broome, has been transferred and is under investigation, the 9NEWS INVESTIGATORS have learned.

Ground beef recall: 130,000 pounds possibly contaminated with E. coli

The beef products are being recalled by Cargill Meat Solutions, which produced and packaged the items on June 21, according to a U.S. Department of Agriculture news release.

FBI warns of HR scam targeting workers' pay

The FBI said cybercriminals are targeting workers across big industries and tricking them out of their pay.

APSO warns of scammers posing as deputies attempting to collect fines

Officials with the Ascension Parish Sheriff’s Office are warning to residents to be aware of scammers posing as deputies attempting to collect fines.

Families living in blighted apartment complex make first steps towards new homes

The 9News Alert Team is getting results for families who say they were living a nightmare at an infamous apartment complex. After our investigations, those families took their first steps towards a new home.

IRS warns of scams related to natural disasters

The Internal Revenue Service is warning the public about scammers trying to take advantage of those who want to help victims of major disasters.

General Motors recalls pickups, SUVs over brakes

General Motors is recalling about 41,000 pickup trucks and police sports utility vehicles because of loose brake pedals.

Nationwide test of Emergency Alert System scheduled for October

A nationwide test of the IPAWS National Test of the Emergency Alert System (EAS) and Wireless Emergency Alerts (WEA) has been rescheduled to take place Wednesday, October 3, according to officials.

Low-dose aspirin increases risk of bleeding, study says

According to the studies, healthy people appear to be wasting their money by taking aspirin every day.

FDA calls youth e-cigarette use an ‘epidemic’

The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is taking steps toward addressing what they are calling an “epidemic” in the vaping community, the use of e-cigarettes among teenagers.