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  • Task force urges limit on NSA snooping

    December 18, 2013 3:10 PM

    WASHINGTON - A presidential advisory panel is recommending stripping the National Security Agency of its ability to store Americans' telephone records and requiring a court to sign off on individual searches of phone and Internet data. The panel does not recommend that the NSA stop seizing phone and Internet data... more »
  • Task force suggests changes to tuition and TOPS

    December 11, 2013 2:52 PM

    BATON ROUGE- A study panel is recommending that lawmakers give up their authority to control college tuition costs and put limits on the state's free college tuition program called TOPS. The suggestions were approved Wednesday by a group of higher education leaders and students, called the Tuition Task Force. ... more »
  • McCain opposes current Senate resolution on Syria

    September 4, 2013 10:19 AM

    WASHINGTON - Sen. John McCain says he doesn't support the latest Senate resolution to authorize military force against Syria. McCain is an outspoken advocate of intervention against Syrian President Bashar Assad's regime and wants more than cruise missile strikes and other limited action. The Arizona Republican threatened earlier this week... more »
  • Police plan summer-long DWI crackdown Play Video

    July 1, 2013 9:30 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Local and State Police promise to be out in full force to catch people driving drunk this holiday weekend. "We know individuals are out there driving irresponsibly," said Baton Rouge Police Sgt. L'Jean McKneely. Starting Tuesday night through the Fourth of July weekend, the department... more »
  • House Dem pushes for repeal of military force law

    June 10, 2013 3:10 PM

    WASHINGTON - Many American troops on the battlefield today were on playgrounds when Congress gave the president broad authority to wage the war on terror. Democratic Rep. Adam Schiff says that's one reason why it's time to repeal the law - at least by the end of 2014 when combat... more »
  • Jindal creates task force to look at school safety

    January 4, 2013 2:07 PM

    BATON ROUGE- Gov. Bobby Jindal is forming a 13-member study group to review safety standards at Louisiana schools and colleges, in the aftermath of the mass shooting at a Connecticut elementary school. Jindal issued an executive order Friday creating the group, which will be led by Col. Mike Edmonson, head... more »
  • Students arrested after loaded gun found at school

    December 18, 2012 5:49 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Deputies on the School Drug Task Force arrested two East Baton Rouge students today after a gun was found in a garbage can outside Park Forest Middle School. Spokesperson Casey Rayborn Hicks with the EBR Sheriff's Office said the two 8th grade students, ages 13 and... more »
  • US airmen accused in sex scandal

    June 25, 2012 5:36 PM

    SAN ANTONIO - A widening sex scandal has rocked Lackland Air Force Base in Texas, one of the nation's busiest military training centers. Four male instructors are charged with having sex with, and in one case raping, female trainees. Charges against others are possible. The most serious accusations surround... more »
  • Air Force debated disposal of 9/11 remains

    March 30, 2012 3:10 PM

    WASHINGTON - Newly released Pentagon documents show that U.S. Air Force officers debated about burial at sea before concluding that 1,321 unidentifiable fragments of human remains from the 9/11 attack on the Pentagon should be treated as medical waste and incinerated. A string of emails from August 2002 reveal that... more »
  • Bouncer bill introduced

    March 29, 2012 10:25 AM

    BATON ROUGE - Louisiana State Senator Gary Smith has introduced a bill that requires bouncers and security officers hired to work at bars to undergo special training to prevent the use of excessive force. The training would fall under the guidelines of the Responsible Vendor Program. Smith wrote in his... more »
  • Air Force Falcons land at BTR Metro Airport Play Video

    February 17, 2012 5:30 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Not to worry, they're here to play baseball, and they came in on one of the largest cargo planes in the world. The C-17 Globemaster can carry up to 170,000 pounds or roughly 517,000 baseballs. On this trip the plane was only responsible for about 20... more »
  • Air Force baseball team flies in on C-17

    February 17, 2012 10:15 AM

    BATON ROUGE - Ever seen a C-17? It's massive, and happens to be the transportation aircraft of choice for the Air Force Falcons baseball team. They're playing Alcorn State Friday morning and LSU later this evening at Alex Box Stadium. Mike Shingleton is taking a tour of the... more »
  • Task force's work leads to 41 burglary arrests

    January 6, 2011 4:10 PM

    HAMMOND - Authorities hope dozens of recent arrests in Tangipahoa Parish will help put a dent in the area's growing residential burglary rate. According to the Tangipahoa Parish Sheriff's Office, 39 people and two juveniles were arrested because of collaboration between the sheriff's office and Hammond Police Department. ... more »
  • Gulf restoration task force to begin meeting

    November 4, 2010 5:28 AM

    NEW ORLEANS - President Barack Obama's task force on the restoration of the Gulf Coast is set to begin meeting to look at how the region can be fixed after the BP oil spill. The Gulf Coast Ecosystem Restoration Task Force will have its first public meeting in Pensacola, Fla.,... more »
  • Task force seeks cancellation of 2010-11 season

    October 19, 2010 4:27 PM

    A task force of Louisiana oyster harvesters and dealers wants the state to cancel the 2010-2011 season scheduled in public oyster waters east of the Mississippi River. The proposed cancellation would not affect private year-round oyster leases on either side of the river. The Louisiana Oyster Task Force voted overwhelmingly... more »
  • Post Hurricane Problems Being Resolved

    September 1, 2009 5:36 PM

    Gas stations are better prepared for hurricane related problems. State emergency response leaders say many new stations are required to have a backup power source. A state task force will also help determine which stations have gas and where it's most needed after an emergency. Gas stations throughout entire parishes... more »

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