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  • 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 »
  • Ban on hand-held cell phone use by drivers stalls

    March 24, 2014 2:29 PM

    BATON ROUGE- It appears Louisiana drivers won't face new limits on their cell phone use. An annual effort seeking to prohibit hand-held cellphone use by motorists stalled Monday in the House Transportation Committee. After facing widespread resistance, Republican Rep. Mike Huval, of Breaux Bridge, voluntarily shelved the proposal.... more »
  • Lawmaker: Hang up the phone while driving Play Video

    March 7, 2014 10:18 PM

    BATON ROUGE - There's another attempt to ban cell phones in the upcoming legislative session. Rep. Mike Huval has prefiled a bill that would prohibit the use of cell phones by all "Class E" drivers, or drivers who have a personal vehicle, with the exception of a hands-free device.... 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 »
  • Student left in DEA cell to get $4 million from US

    July 30, 2013 12:13 PM

    SAN DIEGO - The Justice Department has agreed to pay $4.1 million to a California college student left in a Drug Enforcement Administration holding cell last year, according to two people familiar with the case. Daniel Chong was detained in an April 2012 drug raid in San Diego and left... more »
  • Senate panel approves 2-cents tax on cell phones

    May 23, 2013 5:32 PM

    BATON ROUGE - A new 2-cents monthly tax on cell phones to help provide services for people with hearing impairment has been approved by the Senate Revenue and Fiscal Affairs Committee. The House-backed bill would change the current law by reducing the amount of tax levied per month from 5... more »
  • LSU Police arrest three teens after armed robbery

    April 29, 2013 4:24 PM

    BATON ROUGE - LSU Police arrested three juveniles after an armed robbery this weekend. Sgt. Kevin Scott said police arrested two 15-year-olds and a 16-year-old after they found them with the stolen property shortly after the crime was reported Saturday night. Scott said LSU Police responded to Dalrymple... more »
  • Criminal case dropped in White cell phone search Play Video

    April 4, 2013 3:36 PM

    BATON ROUGE - City police dropped a criminal theft investigation into a missing cell phone which supposedly belonged to former Baton Rouge Police Chief Dewayne White. This comes after a search warrant was issued to take the phone from a woman in Zachary. Investigators claim White and the woman... more »
  • Fired police chief investigated for missing cell phone, theft Play Video

    March 27, 2013 7:08 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Police are investigating Former Baton Rouge Police Chief Dewayne White for theft of a city-issued cell phone, his attorney Jill Craft explained. Craft has had the phone for weeks and said police never contacted her about the device. "Why don't you just ask me for... more »
  • Some cell phones can't reach LSP emergency line Play Video

    February 25, 2013 4:18 PM

    BATON ROUGE- Verizon Wireless users statewide could be left out in the cold during an emergency on the road. A Verizon spokeswoman company told News 2 that a problem with their network does not allow customers to access *LSP or 577. She said the company was unaware of the... more »
  • ATC agents abuse state-issued cell phones Play Video

    December 19, 2012 6:45 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Several Louisiana Office of Alcohol and Tobacco Control agents are in trouble for allegedly abusing their state-issued cell phones. An audit by the ATC uncovered records of agents using their state-issued phones for personal business while on the clock. During October, one agent used the phone... 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 »
  • EBRSO looking for Craig's List cell phone thief

    August 10, 2012 2:42 PM

    Baton Rouge- East Baton Rouge Parish Sheriff's detectives are looking for a man wanted for stealing cell phones from various victims solicited on Craig's List. Detectives say 21 year-old David Mattox arranged to meet the victims in public, and asks to inspect the phones before purchasing them. Then... more »
  • Cell phone texting scam could cost you Play Video

    May 31, 2012 6:00 PM

    BATON ROUGE- A new texting scam could be costing you big bucks and you may not even know it. The texting scam works by auto-dialing random numbers and sending them things like trivia or ringtones, without asking permission and then charging your cell phone bill. Cell carriers are... more »
  • Ban on hand-held cell phones by drivers rejected

    May 17, 2012 2:45 PM

    BATON ROUGE - A proposal to ban the use of hand-held cell phones while driving has failed to win support in the Louisiana Senate. The Senate Transportation Committee voted 2-1 Thursday against the House-backed proposal. New Orleans Rep. Austin Badon, a Democrat, says he proposed the bill as a safety... more »
  • Committee approves cell phone driving ban Play Video

    April 24, 2012 5:41 PM

    BATON ROUGE- A bill making cell phone use illegal while driving has advanced at the State Capitol. The only exception in the bill by Representative Austin Badon, D- New Orleans, is with the use of a hands-free device. Badon has offered and supported several bills over the years... more »
  • LSU on lookout for tech thieves Play Video

    March 28, 2012 6:03 PM

    BATON ROUGE - LSU Police are warning students to watch out for tech thieves during peak study times. Thieves have stolen nearly a dozen cell phones and ten laptops since the beginning of the year, but Police say it's easier to fall victim during midterms and finals. "I... more »
  • Woman falls down trash chute reaching for phone

    March 12, 2012 5:37 PM

    ATLANTA - Amanda Still couldn't let her cell phone slip through her fingers. She tried to retrieve her phone from her apartment building trash chute. Instead she fell down head first into the chute. Still said she accidentally tossed her cell phone away with the garbage. Once she realized what... more »
  • Thieves targeting smartphones Play Video

    December 9, 2011 6:10 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Since Thanksgiving the East Baton Rouge Parish Sheriff's Office has investigated at least four instances where a smart phone was swiped. Three happened on December 2nd at both malls in Baton Rouge. Victims gave the same description of the getaway car. In another separate incident... more »
  • House defeats hand-held cell phone ban for drivers

    June 9, 2011 3:06 PM

    BATON ROUGE, La.- The Louisiana House has overwhelmingly rejected a ban on drivers using hand-held cell phones, likely killing the proposal for the legislative session. Lawmakers voted 55-33 against the measure by Rep. Charmaine Stiaes, a Democrat from New Orleans. A similar proposal has been defeated by lawmakers... more »
  • Legislature to consider cell phone limits for drivers

    April 21, 2011 5:18 PM

    BATON ROUGE- Cell phone use while driving would be banned under a bill proposed in the Legislature unless the driver is using a hands-free device. The bill by State Rep. Austin Badon would make phone use a secondary offense, meaning police could not pull you over for it, but... more »
  • Cell phone gives away burglar

    April 4, 2011 2:30 PM

    LIVINGSTON - A suspected burglar in Livingston Parish is now behind bars, after investigators say his cell phone gave him away. While responding to a burglar alarm, deputies noticed a large hole in the roof of the Best Stop convenience store on Arnold Road. Deputies say they then... more »
  • Holden man accused of soliciting minor

    November 5, 2010 3:23 PM

    LIVINGSTON – A Holden man was arrested after police said he sent a 13-year-old girl sexual messages from his cell phone and computer. Police arrested 44-year-old Franklin Church Monday night in suspicion of computer aided solicitation of a minor. Chief Randy Dufrene said Church had parked at the Livingston Ballfield... more »
  • Man pleads guilty to sex chat with teens

    September 28, 2010 6:49 AM

    Prosecutors say 21-year-old Daniel James Broussard has pleaded guilty in federal court to having used the Internet and his cell phone to have sexual chats with four teenage girls from the Lafayette area. As part of a plea deal, Broussard pleaded guilty to two counts of attempting to coerce a... more »
  • School mourning four students who died in weekend wreck

    September 27, 2010 1:25 PM

    A Vandebilt Catholic High School official says Monday began with a Mass for four students who died in a pickup truck that overturned in a bayou next to La. Highway 182 near Houma. School president David Keife says students were then given time to talk and grieve with each other... more »
  • Obama administration to appeal stem cell ruling

    August 24, 2010 5:12 PM

    The Obama administration will appeal a court ruling that undercut its efforts to expand stem cell research, the Justice Department said Tuesday. The appeal is expected this week, said spokesman Matthew Miller. On Monday, a federal judge ruled that the stem cell research violated the will of Congress in prohibiting... 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 »

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