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  • 82 Chibok girls free in exchange with Boko Haram

    May 7, 2017 12:13 PM

    MAIDUGURI, Nigeria — Eighty-two Chibok schoolgirls seized three years ago by Boko Haram have been freed in exchange for detained suspects with the extremist group, Nigeria's government announced early Sunday, in the largest release negotiated yet in the battle to save nearly 300 girls whose mass abduction exposed the mounting... more »
  • Abbeville man injured after exchanging gunfire with police

    April 3, 2017 5:42 PM

    ABBEVILLE - State police say a man was shot and wounded in an exchange of gunfire with police in Abbeville. Abbeville Police Chief Tony Hardy told south Louisiana news outlets it happened Sunday evening. Police were investigating reports of recurring gunfire near a mobile home when a man began firing.... more »
  • Army: Bergdahl will face desertion charge at general court-martial

    December 14, 2015 2:12 PM

    WASHINGTON - The Army confirms that Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl will be facing charges including desertion at a general court-martial. This, even though a hearing officer recommended that the case be handled at a misdemeanor-level forum. Bergdahl walked off his post in Afghanistan in June of 2009. He was held... more »
  • BRAVE to hold 'Gas for Guns' exchange Aug. 23

    August 15, 2014 11:01 AM

    BATON ROUGE - In the continued efforts of the Baton Rouge Area Violence Elimination program to clean up the city's streets, the organization will hold a "Gas for Guns" exchange and neighborhood cleanup day on Saturday, Aug. 23. The gun exchange will allow residents to safely dispose of firearms... more »
  • New La. law ups penalties for the sale of children

    June 20, 2014 3:16 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Governor Bobby Jindal signed another piece of legislation Friday intended to make life tougher on people who profit off trafficking children. The law introduces stricter penalties for anyone involved in the sale, transfer or arrangement of the exchange of a child to another person in exchange... more »
  • Parents worry app lets kids swap inappropriate pictures Play Video

    June 27, 2013 10:38 PM

    BATON ROUGE - There's a smartphone app giving kids the opportunity to share inappropriate photos and some parents are clueless. It's called Snapchat. It promotes itself as a fun-private way to exchange pictures. The photos swapped among friends only appear on the screen for a few seconds. An... more »
  • Ex-cop exchanges fire with Calif. authorities

    February 12, 2013 3:55 PM

    LOS ANGELES - Authorities in Southern California said a fugitive ex-LAPD officer barricaded himself in a a cabin in the San Bernardino mountains and exchanged fire with police searching for him. Two officers were wounded in the exchange and airlifted to nearby hospitals, according to authorities. A law... more »
  • Insurers may prove choosy with overhaul exchanges

    January 17, 2013 3:36 PM

    UNDATED - UnitedHealth CEO Stephen Hemsley is warning analysts not to assume that the insurer will participate widely in a key health care overhaul coverage expansion that unfolds later this year. State-based exchanges will debut this fall and allow people to sign up for coverage online, with some using income-based... more »

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