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  • CDC: Protocol breach in treating Ebola patient

    October 12, 2014 10:26 AM

    WASHINGTON - A top federal health official says the Ebola diagnosis in a health care worker who treated Thomas Eric Duncan at a Texas hospital shows there was a clear breach of safety protocol. Dr. Tom Frieden, head of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, says the worker had... more »
  • Details of presidential security breaches evolve

    October 1, 2014 2:49 AM

    WASHINGTON, D.C. - The embarrassing disclosures about lapses in presidential security just keep coming for the Secret Service. Despite more than three hours of questioning by lawmakers Tuesday, Secret Service Director Julia Pierson neglected to mention another security breach that occurred just days before a knife-carrying Army veteran climbed over... more »
  • Head of Secret Service faces questions about White House breach

    September 30, 2014 2:11 AM

    WASHINGTON, D.C. - Secret Service Director Julia Pierson is scheduled to answer lawmakers' questions about an embarrassing White House security breach. Pierson will face critical questions Tuesday from the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee about how a Texas Army veteran armed with a knife managed to not only climb... more »
  • Backwater flooding blamed for levee breach

    June 4, 2014 10:33 AM

    MATHEWS, La. - DPW crews continued to check levees in Lafourche Parish for weak spots after a breach earlier this week that officials said was due to backwater flooding in Ascension and St. John parishes. Lafourche Parish leaders declared a state of emergency after the breach Monday night in... more »
  • Target: Breach affected millions more customers

    January 10, 2014 2:58 PM

    NEW YORK - Target says more people than it first thought were affected by a data breach it revealed last month, and more kinds of personal information have been compromised. The nation's second-largest discount chain says an investigation has found that hackers stole personal information from as many as 70... more »
  • Target: 40 million credit, debit accounts breached

    December 19, 2013 5:39 AM

    MINNEAPOLIS - Target says about 40 million credit and debit card accounts may have been affected by a data breach. The chain said Thursday that the accounts may have been impacted between Nov. 27 and Dec. 15. The Minneapolis company said it immediately told authorities and financial institutions once it... more »
  • Hackers may have compromised info of La. residents

    December 4, 2013 9:41 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Louisiana authorities say computer hackers may have gained access to the personal information of thousands of residents who use debit cards issued by JPMorgan Chase for three state agencies. Louisiana Commissioner of Administration Kristy Nichols says in a news release Wednesday that the breach involves the Department... more »
  • Secret Service contacted about stolen debit, credit card numbers Play Video

    July 24, 2013 10:52 PM

    BATON ROUGE- The sheriff's office has discussed a wide-spread issue with credit and debit card numbers being stolen with the Secret Service. The agency said it does not believe there was a breach, but possibly a series of people taking pictures or copying card numbers resulting in the reports... more »
  • Repairs waiting to begin on sinkhole berm breaches

    May 13, 2013 10:29 AM

    BAYOU CORNE - Repairs to a breached berm on one side of the Assumption Parish sinkhole could begin today, according to parish authorities. Emergency managers told News 2 they were waiting for the water in the area to recede enough for work to resume on the breaches in the... more »
  • Breaches reported in sinkhole berm

    May 10, 2013 1:12 PM

    BAYOU CORNE - Assumption Parish officials reported a berm around the western side of the Bayou Corne sinkhole breached in five places during strong storms overnight. The parish police jury reported two breaches have been repaired, but one small breach and two larger breaches have yet to be repaired.... more »
  • Mississippi River floods north Louisiana farmland

    May 6, 2013 3:45 PM

    LAKE PROVIDENCE - The Mississippi River is again flooding about 8,500 acres of farmland in East Carroll Parish's Bunches Bend, which had a huge levee failure in 2011 that wiped out $10 million in crops. The News-Star reports the 2011 breach on the levee's northern end was fixed, but a... more »
  • Courthouse changes announced after cocaine thefts

    December 17, 2012 11:58 AM

    BATON ROUGE - Authorities announced several changes today that will be coming to the district court in Baton Rouge, after a major security breach put 48 pounds of cocaine back on the street. Today federal and state investigators said they added a two-key system to the evidence vaults after... more »
  • Judge approves FTC's $22.5M fine of Google

    November 16, 2012 6:31 PM

    SAN FRANCISCO - A federal judge has approved a $22.5 million fine to penalize Google for an alleged privacy breach. In doing so, U.S. District Judge Susan Illston rejected a consumer rights group's calls for tougher punishment. Illston issued her ruling late Friday, a few hours after holding a hearing... more »
  • Crews start breaching levee stressed by Isaac

    August 30, 2012 3:21 PM

    BRAITHWAITE - Crews are breaching a levee stressed by Isaac's floodwaters in southeast Louisiana's hard-hit Plaquemines Parish. At the same time, water at a dam farther north in Mississippi was released in an effort to prevent flooding there. Officials hope the Thursday breach in Plaquemines Parish will relieve pressure on... more »
  • Levee in Plaquemines Parish to be breached

    August 29, 2012 6:38 PM

    NEW ORLEANS - A state official says the levee in southeast Louisiana's Isaac-flooded Plaquemines Parish will be breached to relieve pressure on it. State Coastal Protection and Restoration Authority head Garret Graves says the levee won't be breached Wednesday because of weather conditions but it will happen as soon... more »
  • LaFleur claims breach of SU contract

    August 7, 2012 10:03 AM

    BATON ROUGE - An attorney claims Southern University breached the contract of then-Athletic Director Greg LaFleur when it announced, three days after his arrest on a misdemeanor prostitution charge, that LaFleur had been fired. A Houston jury acquitted LaFleur on the charge earlier this year. LaFleur was arrested... more »
  • BR officials on alert after credit card breach Play Video

    April 2, 2012 4:44 PM

    BATON ROUGE- Officials in Baton Rouge are on alert after a major company announced nearly 1.5 million credit card numbers across the nation may have been breached Friday. Global Payments made the announcement. The problem is serious. Global Payments is one of the largest nationwide processing companies, and... more »
  • Credit card alert following security breach

    April 2, 2012 10:22 AM

    BATON ROUGE- Officials in Baton Rouge are on alert after a major company announced nearly 1.5 million credit card numbers across the nation may have been breached Friday. Global Payments made the announcement. The problem is serious. Global Payments is one of the largest nationwide processing companies, and... more »
  • Court revives claims over Katrina levee breaches

    September 15, 2010 10:13 AM

    A federal appeals court has ruled that a government contractor isn't immune from liability for its work on a New Orleans floodwall and levee system that failed during Hurricane Katrina. Tuesday's ruling by the 5th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals revives claims against Washington Group International Inc. over Industrial Canal... more »
  • Investigators blame negligence for stolen credit cards

    November 25, 2009 5:03 PM

    Both private and federal investigators believe more than 100,000 credit card numbers that were stolen from restaurants over the past two years could have been easily prevented. Forensic audit investigations found that the Louisiana based distrubutor violated data protocols that contributed to security breaches at restaurants in Louisiana and... more »

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