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  • Toddlers make the most bogus 911 calls Play Video

    April 16, 2014 6:34 PM

    PORT ALLEN - Emergency dispatchers say toddlers are the biggest culprits of bogus 911 calls. At the West Baton Rouge Dispatch Center, dispatchers say more than half of the calls they get are non emergency calls from kids with deactivated cell phones. All cell phones can make emergency calls,... more »
  • Casting call Saturday for 'Pitch Perfect 2'

    April 2, 2014 6:46 AM

    BATON ROUGE, La. - "Pitch Perfect 2," a sequel to the hit 2012 musical-comedy "Pitch Perfect," is seeking male and female dancers ages 18 and up. A casting call for the sequel is scheduled from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Saturday at Ric Seeling's Dance Club in Baton... more »
  • 911 call released in murder of 62-year-old man Play Video

    March 20, 2014 11:19 PM

    AMITE- Police charged a 63-year-old woman with manslaughter after her brother was shot and killed Wednesday afternoon. Daryllynn Hill was booked hours after the crime in the 100 block of South Second Street. Chief Jerry Trabone said Hill stopped cooperating with their investigation and they are not sure why... more »
  • NAACP calls for prosecutor's firing after comments

    July 26, 2013 11:04 AM

    BATON ROUGE - Members of the NAACP called on the district attorney's office to fire a prosecutor in East Baton Rouge accused of making racist comments related to the Trayvon Martin killing. Members of the Baton Rouge NAACP chapter met with District Attorney Hillar Moore before making their statements.... more »
  • School put on lockdown after fight, prank call

    May 15, 2013 11:18 AM

    BATON ROUGE - Sheriff's deputies said they're investigating a call which claimed there was a gun at an East Baton Rouge school after a fight earlier this morning. Sheriff's department spokesperson Casey Hicks said investigators found no gun at Southeast Middle School, and believe the call was a prank.... more »
  • UK: No charges for Australian royal hoax DJs

    February 1, 2013 6:37 AM

    LONDON - British prosecutors say they will not press charges against two Australian DJs over the royal hoax call that preceded a nurse's suicide. Two Australian DJs impersonated Queen Elizabeth II and her son, Prince Charles, as they phoned London's King Edward VII hospital in December to ask about the... more »
  • People with flood damage asked to call it in

    January 15, 2013 10:35 AM

    DENHAM SPRINGS - Emergency officials asked Livingston Parish residents to take time from their cleanup efforts and call in any water damage they received from recent flooding. The parish Office of Homeland Security and Emergency Preparedness needs the information to apply for any public assistance that could be made... more »
  • Coroner says nurse found hanging in her room

    December 13, 2012 10:14 AM

    LONDON - The London nurse who took the hoax call about the pregnant Duchess of Cambridge apparently killed herself. A coroner's report says a colleague and a security person found nurse Jacintha Saldanha hanging by a scarf in her room at London's King Edward VII hospital last Friday, just... more »
  • Phone calls to get cheaper at La. prisons

    December 12, 2012 5:42 PM

    BATON ROUGE - The costs of many prison phone calls are set to drop over the next couple of years. The Louisiana Public Service Commission agreed Wednesday to a revamped proposal that will shrink the price tag for prisoners to call home, after complaints that current rates were too high... more »
  • FCC plans to make 911 texts available by May 2014

    December 7, 2012 12:31 PM

    WASHINGTON - The Federal Communications Commission says the nation's four largest wireless carriers have agreed to make emergency 911 texts available nationwide by May 2014. Major rollouts of the texting system are expected next year. The agency said Thursday that under the agreement with AT&T, Verizon, Sprint and T-Mobile, more... more »
  • Hospital: Nurse involved in Kate hoax call dies

    December 7, 2012 11:50 AM

    LONDON - Police in London are listing as unexplained the death of a hospital nurse whose body was found early today. The nurse was a victim of a high-profile hoax earlier this week. The hospital where she worked says Jacintha Saldanha received a phone call from two Australian radio disc... more »
  • Obama, Boehner speak by phone on fiscal cliff

    December 5, 2012 4:37 PM

    WASHINGTON - President Barack Obama and House Speaker John Boehner discussed the fiscal cliff Wednesday in a telephone call. It followed several days of political sparring over steps to prevent a year-end series of tax increases and spending cuts. The call raises the possibility that negotiations will soon resume between... more »
  • Former EBRSO employee arrested for stalking ex-girlfriend

    September 7, 2012 2:50 PM

    BATON ROUGE - A former employee with the East Baton Rouge Sheriff's Office has been arrested for Stalking, Defamation and Improper Telephone Communications. According to reports, Ronald Gautreaux of Plaquemine, allegedly called his ex-girlfriend, wrote to her, and showed up at her home despite her telling him to stop.... more »
  • Call for help, 911 dispatcher heard snoring

    May 23, 2012 10:59 AM

    ROCKVILLE - A Maryland woman who called 911 after her husband was unable to breathe found a snoring dispatcher at the other end of the line. The woman called 911 from her Montgomery County home on April 4. According to a recording of the call, she repeatedly says "hello"... more »
  • Whitney Houston 911 call released

    April 11, 2012 5:59 PM

    BEVERLY HILLS - Authorities have released the 911 call hotel security made to paramedics after Whitney Houston's lifeless body was found in a Los Angeles hotel room two months ago. But the minute-long call from a security worker at the Beverly Hilton Hotel reveals few details about the Grammy-winning... more »
  • House committee rejects robocall bill Play Video

    April 3, 2012 11:39 AM

    BATON ROUGE - A House committee rejected a bill that would have forced political "robocalls" to follow the same rules as telemarketers. The House Commerce Committee voted 11-6 to reject the bill because of possible state lawsuits over the change. The bill sought to remove exemptions from automated... more »
  • 911 caller recounts tragic crash Play Video

    February 23, 2012 5:52 PM

    ST. AMANT - Just days after a harrowing 911 call alerted first responders to the tragedy on Stringer Bridge Road, Tandy Ragas is still reliving the night. "They were all screaming, save my babies, save my babies, please, there's four babies in there, get them out," said Ragas, who... more »
  • La. Rep. wants political calls added to "Do Not Call" list

    February 22, 2012 4:27 PM

    NEW ORLEANS - State Rep. Cameron Henry announced Wednesday his legislation to amend the Telephone Solicitation Relief Act of 2001, better known as the "Do Not Call" listing of telephone subscribers who want to avoid telephone solicitations, to include political calls or robocalls. The legislation, House Bill 151, has... more »
  • Supporters send well-wishes to Edwards

    January 28, 2011 4:21 PM

    BATON ROUGE - The phone calls and incoming mail have picked up at Ecumenical House in the two weeks since the federal halfway house added a famous prisoner to its watch list: former Gov. Edwin Edwards. Though Edwards was allowed to serve the final six months of his prison term... more »
  • 911 call: "I do believe Gabby Giffords was hit."

    January 9, 2011 2:49 PM

    TUCSON, Ariz.- A 911 caller witnessing the mass shooting outside a grocery store in Tucson describes a frantic scene and says, "I do believe Gabby Giffords was hit." In a tape of the call released Sunday by the Pima County Sheriff's Office, a person putting up a display for... more »
  • Pope urges respect for embryos

    November 27, 2010 1:16 PM

    VATICAN CITY - Pope Benedict XVI has called for politicians and other world leaders to show more respect for human life at its earliest stages by saying embryos are dynamic, autonomous individuals. Benedict made the comments during a vespers service Saturday to mark the beginning of Advent. This year, the... more »
  • Obama places Thanksgiving call to troops overseas

    November 25, 2010 11:18 AM

    WASHINGTON - President Barack Obama has called 10 members of the armed services stationed in Iraq and Afghanistan to wish them and their families a happy Thanksgiving. The White House says Obama thanked two each from the Army, Air Force, Coast Guard, Marine Corps and Navy for their service and... more »
  • TPSO: man called 911, threatened to kill people

    November 19, 2010 11:24 AM

    ROSELAND – Sheriff’s deputies arrested a Tangipahoa Parish man after they said he called 911 and threatened to kill several people. Deputies said 34-year-old Phillip Green of Roseland was arrested around 1:00 a.m. today as he was driving on Wicker Lane back to his home. Deputies also seized a handgun... more »
  • Threatening call from California flight deemed "non-credible"

    August 19, 2010 2:39 PM

    UPDATE: A federal law enforcement official says a phoned-in threat that kept a New York-bound jetliner from taking off from San Francisco has been deemed non-credible. And the Transportation Security Agency said the plane was swept, no threat was found and all passengers are safe. The official says a threat... more »
  • 2 Winn Parish inmates escape

    August 12, 2010 6:11 AM

    Two Winn Parish Jail inmates escaped from the Winn Parish Sheriff's Office. Deputies say Thomas Ray May and Jamie D. Malone used a phone call about a false wreck Wednesday morning to distract officers while they made their escape. Officials do not suspect they are armed and dangerous. Deputies say... more »
  • Deputies offer chance to opt out of emergency call system

    September 24, 2009 10:05 AM

    Thousands of people in East Baton Rouge Parish received a phone call overnight to alert them about a missing boy. Deputies requested the calls after searching for the 12 year old for more than eight hours. Casey Rayborn Hicks, a spokeswoman for the East Baton Rouge Parish Sheriff's office,... more »

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