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  • Woman thinks semen in thermos might explode, calls police

    May 21, 2017 12:01 PM

    NEW PORT RICHEY, Fla. - A Florida woman trying to get pregnant via artificial insemination called police because she feared the thermos she was using to store sperm and dry ice might explode. Felicia Nevins sought the Pasco County Sheriff's Office help after she forgot to remove a rubber O-ring... more »
  • U.S. Marshals warn of jury duty scam phone calls

    March 30, 2017 5:02 PM

    BATON ROUGE – The U.S. Marshals Service for the Middle District of Louisiana is warning citizens of a jury duty phone scam. In the scam the caller poses as a U.S. Marshal, Deputy Marshal, or other law enforcement officer and tells the victim that he or she has missed... more »
  • Gov't proposes letting airline passengers make phone calls

    December 8, 2016 6:59 PM

    WASHINGTON - The government is proposing that airlines be allowed to permit their passengers to make phone calls during flights using Wi-Fi despite complaints from flight attendants and others that the calls could be disruptive. The Department of Transportation's proposal leaves it up to airlines whether to allow the calls.... more »
  • FBI warns residents of telephone scam trying to get personal info.

    September 28, 2016 12:00 PM

    BATON ROUGE – The FBI New Orleans Division and the Internet Crime Complaint Center have received reports of a telephone scam where callers pose as a government agency to gain personal information. The caller sometimes poses as the FBI or IRS and advises the resident that the IRS has... more »
  • Police charge Georgia woman with calling 911 about 150 times

    August 7, 2015 11:36 AM

    MACON - A central Georgia woman has been arrested after police say she called 911 scores of times over several weeks. Bibb County authorities charged 41-year-old Toshiba L. Smith of Macon, Georgia, with making false reports and misusing the emergency number earlier this week. The Macon Telegraph reports that the... more »
  • Thousands of callers complain about EBR grass Play Video

    July 23, 2015 6:51 PM

    BATON ROUGE - The Department of Public Works in East Baton Rouge is getting swarmed with thousands of calls complaining about neglected properties. Since April, the city-parish has received around 4,500 calls on blighted property and overgrown weeds. But 3,000 of those calls were specifically for tall grass. ... more »
  • Computer problem means 911 center may not get GPS info 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 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 »

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