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  • Dixon prison employee arrested after attempting to smuggle in drugs, cellphone

    June 6, 2017 4:04 PM

    JACKSON – A Dixon Correctional Institute employee was arrested for allegedly trying to bring drugs and other contraband into the prison. During a routine search of 49-year-old Kenneth McManus, investigators found a package containing 35 ecstasy pills, 131 grams of synthetic marijuana, a cellphone and a cellphone charger. McManus... more »
  • Second Angola employee arrested for drug smuggling in less than a month

    May 27, 2017 4:13 PM

    BATON ROUGE - An employee at the Louisiana State Penitentiary at Angola was arrested after she attempted to smuggle drugs and other contraband into the prison. According to the Louisiana Department of Corrections, investigators arrested 26-year-old Kaelyn Franklin, of Baton Rouge, after drugs were found on her person during... more »
  • Pentagon: ISIS leader in Afghanistan killed in April raid

    May 7, 2017 10:08 PM

    WASHINGTON - The Pentagon says a military raid last month killed the head of the Islamic State affiliate in Afghanistan. In a statement Sunday night, the Pentagon confirmed the death of Abdul Haseeb Logari. At the time of the raid officials said they thought Logari had been killed, but were... more »
  • Inmate dies after fight with cellmate at Mississippi prison

    February 19, 2017 1:49 PM

    WOODVILLE, Miss. - Authorities say a prison inmate has been killed after a fight with his cellmate. The Clarion-Ledger reports that 33-year-old Eric Heinz was pronounced dead shortly before noon Saturday after the fight at the Wilkinson County Correctional Facility. He had been found unresponsive on the floor of his... more »
  • AT&T service outages reported in Ascension Parish

    October 20, 2016 5:01 PM

    ASCENSION – AT&T officials are checking into a cell service issue after multiple complaints from customers in Ascension Parish. > UPDATE: The company said Friday, service was restored. Read more HERE . According to officials, crews are investigating a "fiber issue" between New Orleans and Baton Rouge that... more »
  • Teen inmate died from apparent suicide in cell

    October 18, 2016 2:10 PM

    NEW ORLEANS - Authorities say a 15-year-old inmate died in an apparent suicide in his cell at the Orleans Parish Justice Center. The Orleans Parish Sheriff's Office said in a news release a deputy found Jaquin Thomas unresponsive in his cell at 9:19 p.m. Monday. The sheriff's office says Thomas... more »
  • AT&T testifies about flood outage fiasco Play Video

    August 31, 2016 7:01 PM

    BATON ROUGE- Cell phone company AT&T was on the hot seat Wednesday testifying before the Louisiana Public Service Commission. Officials wanted to know why customers were unable to reach loved ones or call for rescue during recent flooding. "Connectivity, now we've come to rely on that as a way... more »
  • Here's why your cell phone service has been terrible in Tiger Stadium Play Video

    September 26, 2014 9:46 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Tiger Stadium upgrades are coming along, but not as quickly as some fans would like. "As soon as you get in the stadium, it's out," said Chris Crane about his cell phone service. Crane is part of a group of people, maybe hundreds or thousands,... more »
  • Escaped inmates are now in custody

    September 22, 2013 11:21 AM

    BATON ROUGE - Two inmates are on the run after escaping from Angola State Prison. State police and the West Feliciana Sheriff's Office are currently in hot pursuit. According to the a prison official, the police have them surrounded. Both of the inmates are serving life sentences, one... more »

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