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  • Computer problem means 911 center may not get GPS info check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    January 29, 2015 6:54 PM

    MORGANZA- The 911 call center in Pointe Coupee Parish only has one station to take emergency calls following a compute malfunction on its second station. Any additional calls are currently routed to an administrative line which is answered by someone trained to take emergency calls. The caller will still... more »
  • Pot-related poison control calls up in WA, CO

    January 23, 2015 3:44 PM

    SEATTLE, WA - Marijuana-related calls to poison control centers in Washington and Colorado have spiked since the states began allowing legal sales last year, with an especially troubling increase in calls concerning young children. New year-end data show that the Rocky Mountain Poison and Drug Center received 151 calls for... more »
  • Crisis center seeing call volume rise check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    August 12, 2014 4:02 PM

    BATON ROUGE- In the wake of the suicide of Robin Williams, the Baton Rouge Crisis Intervention Center is experiencing an increased call volume from people seeking help. "It is bringing everybody's awareness to the point that we need to be looking, and we need to be reaching out to... more »
  • Newtown releases 911 calls from school shooting

    December 4, 2013 2:36 PM

    HARTFORD, Conn.- Recordings of 911 calls from the Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting show town dispatchers calmly responding to a janitor, a teacher and others and assuring them help is coming. The operators urge the people inside the school to take cover as they reach out to town officials and... more »
  • Con artists targeting Entergy customers

    June 28, 2013 10:30 PM

    BATON ROUGE- Entergy is warning customers about a scam, where con artists are trying to trick people into thinking they are late in utility payments. The calls warn people they are late, and if they don't pay power will be disconnected within the hour. It's totally false, the... more »
  • Prosecutors want to admit calls in Zimmerman trial

    June 25, 2013 8:53 AM

    SANFORD, Fla. - A prosecutor says past police dispatcher calls made by George Zimmerman should be presented to jurors at his second-degree murder trial. Prosecutor Richard Mantei told a Florida judge Tuesday that the half-dozen calls are central to the prosecution's argument that he committed second-degree murder since it shows... more »
  • Police sent to Chris Brown home in latest 911 hoax

    January 22, 2013 3:55 AM

    LOS ANGELES - Police have responded to Chris Brown's home after they received a call about a domestic violence situation that turned out to be false. The Los Angeles Times reports police were contacted shortly before 5 p.m. Monday about a domestic violence incident. When police arrived, members of Brown's... more »
  • Man accused of threatening public officials

    December 20, 2012 12:30 PM

    NEWARK, N.J. - Federal prosecutors say a New Jersey man made threatening phone calls to public officials including Louisiana's governor and Minnesota Rep. Michele Bachman. Authorities have charged 27-year-old Ronnie McMillian of Hawthorne, N.J., with two counts of transmitting threats to injure another through interstate commerce. Prosecutors allege McMillian regularly... more »
  • Sorrento's mayor missing in action check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    July 16, 2012 5:59 PM

    SORRENTO - Mayor Wilson Longanecker, Jr., who won his seat by one vote, has not stepped foot in his office for 145 days. His extended leave began in February when he took a medical absence citing a foot surgery, but since then hasn't returned any phone calls, text messages... more »
  • Romney calls Santorum an 'economic lightweight'

    February 28, 2012 7:11 AM

    NOVI, Mich. - Mitt Romney is calling Republican rival Rick Santorum "an economic lightweight" as the candidates make last-minute pitches to voters in today's Michigan and Arizona presidential primaries. Romney says voters recognize that November's election will "come down to a race about the economy," and says Santorum is not... 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 »
  • Jindal calls for resignation of union leader

    February 3, 2012 3:24 AM

    BATON ROUGE - Gov. Bobby Jindal has called on the executive director of the Louisiana Association of Educators to resign. At issue is a dispute between Jindal and the education union over the governor's bid to allow children in poor-performing schools to attend private schools with state tax dollars. Jindal... more »
  • Shooting suspect calls police, turns himself in Play Video

    January 23, 2012 12:07 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Police say a man who shot another man on Monday in Baton Rouge, called police after the incident to turn himself in for questioning. Police arrested arrested 67-year-old Keith Landon and charged him with attempted second degree murder. It happened just before noon in the... more »
  • Obama telephones thanks to service members abroad

    November 24, 2011 3:19 PM

    WASHINGTON (AP) - President Barack Obama has telephoned 10 U.S.service members stationed abroad to wish them a happy Thanksgiving and praise their military service. Obama made the calls Thursday morning from the Oval Office to two members each from the Air Force, Army, Coast Guard, Marines and Navy who... more »
  • NTSB: Duck boat calls unanswered before collision

    September 10, 2010 2:05 PM

    An idled tour boat and nearby vessels repeatedly called the tugboat guiding the barge that hit and sank it, killing two Hungarian students, that's according to a preliminary federal report. The National Transportation Safety Board said the Ride the Ducks boat's radio calls went unanswered moments before the collision... more »
  • Sheriff: Random cell phones got nude pictures

    June 17, 2010 8:03 AM

    A 23-year-old Shreveport man has been accused of sending naked pictures of himself to random cell phone numbers. Marcus Miles of Shreveport was given a summons on a charge of telephone communications harassment. Deputies say Miles allegedly used a relative's phone to make 57 calls over three hours. Deputies got... more »
  • Cell phone use blocked by little black box

    April 19, 2010 5:00 PM

    A little black box can disable your cell phone while your vehicle is in motion. Baton Rouge company obdEdge is behind new technology called 'cell control'. It plugs into your steering column and uses your vehicle's computer to operate. Through a web-based program, you determine what's allowed and what's... more »

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