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  • Report: Russian hackers steal 1.2B passwords

    August 5, 2014 5:51 PM

    NEW YORK - A published report says Russian hackers have stolen 1.2 billion user names and passwords in a series of Internet heists affecting 420,000 websites. The New York Times says the thievery was uncovered by Hold Security, a Milwaukee firm that has a history of sifting out online security... more »
  • Panel endorses some NSA Internet monitoring

    July 2, 2014 12:07 PM

    WASHINGTON - A bipartisan Privacy and Civil Liberties Oversight Board has unanimously adopted a report that endorses some of the National Security Agency's Internet surveillance programs. The programs provoked worldwide controversy when they were revealed last year by news organizations after leaks from former NSA contractor Edward Snowden. The board... more »
  • NSA's Internet monitoring said to be legal

    July 2, 2014 2:07 AM

    WASHINGTON, D.C. - An independent panel says the National Security Agency's collection of Internet data within the United States passes constitutional muster and employs "reasonable" safeguards designed to protect the rights of Americans. The Privacy and Civil Liberties Oversight Board has largely endorsed a set of NSA surveillance programs that... more »
  • For US fans at work, a streaming milestone

    June 25, 2014 7:01 PM

    RIO DE JANEIRO - U.S. fans' surging interest in the country's World Cup fortunes, and the surging comfort level with watching games online and on mobile devices, come together in what could be a milestone for live streaming. The Americans' group finale Thursday will be smack in the middle of... more »
  • 19 in La. arrested for child exploitation

    June 4, 2014 10:58 AM

    BATON ROUGE - Authorities arrested 19 men from across Louisiana as part of a recent statewide investigation into child sexual exploitation, according to the Louisiana Attorney General's Office. AG Buddy Caldwell said 'Operation Broken Heart' was a months-long undercover investigation focusing on people engaged in creating, possessing, or distributing... more »
  • Police arrest woman in prostitution sting

    April 28, 2014 1:40 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Sheriff's deputies arrested a woman as part of an internet prostitution sting in East Baton Rouge Parish. Deputies arrested Roxanne Merritt, 21, on April 24 for prostitution and drug charges. According to arrest records, an undercover detective contacted Merritt through a website known for prostitution,... more »
  • Internet for everyone

    February 24, 2014 7:08 PM

    NEW YORK- Mark Zuckerberg spent a lot of time talking up Internet.org, the ambitious project by Facebook and partners to get everyone in the world online at the Mobile World Congress in Barcelona, Spain. Zuckerberg said Facebook's acquisition of the WhatsApp mobile messaging system will allow it to focus... more »
  • Zachary going after unpaid tickets

    October 7, 2013 10:53 PM

    ZACHARY- People who skipped court here can expect to be published on the Internet. The police department is listing the names, ages, and offenses of people with outstanding warrants. At the end of October, the 4,000 people on the list can expect to get a visit from police. ... more »
  • Keep 'twerking,' town's law is an Internet hoax Play Video

    September 17, 2013 2:58 PM

    DEQUINCY- Fans of Miley Cyrus can continue their dance routine, now known as "twerking." It is not illegal in this southwest Louisiana town, despite what the Internet reported Tuesday. A website posted a satirical report that the mayor banned the dance move because of its defiant acts against moral... more »
  • Obama defends broad phone, Internet spy programs

    June 8, 2013 10:54 AM

    WASHINGTON - President Barack Obama is urging Americans to "make some choices" in balancing privacy and security. Obama is defending once-secret surveillance programs that sweep up an estimated 3 billion phone calls a day and amass Internet data from U.S. providers in an attempt to thwart terror attacks. The president... more »
  • LSU's regionals not on TV, online only

    May 28, 2013 5:57 PM

    BATON ROUGE- LSU's Friday afternoon baseball game against Jackson State won't be on TV. The game will be shown on ESPN 3, an online video service connected with the sports network. ESPN will not show the game on traditional television. If LSU advances in the NCAA Baton Rouge... more »
  • Internet sales tax bill faces tough sell in House

    May 7, 2013 7:13 AM

    WASHINGTON - Traditional retailers and cash-strapped states face a tough sell in the House as they lobby Congress to limit tax-free shopping on the Internet. The Senate voted 69 to 27 Monday to pass a bill that empowers states to collect sales taxes from Internet purchases. Under the... more »
  • Are you a tax cheat if you shop online tax-free?

    May 5, 2013 10:40 AM

    WASHINGTON - Buy anything on the Internet lately without paying sales tax? In all but a few states, you're probably a tax cheat. That's right, even if Internet retailers don't collect sales tax at the time of purchase, you're required by law to pay it in 45 states and the... more »
  • AG: 9 arrested in child predator roundup Play Video

    April 24, 2013 2:35 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Louisiana's attorney general announced nine arrests today as part of an undercover operation investigating child predators across southern Louisiana. AG Buddy Caldwell said the state Internet Crimes Against Children Task Force made the arrests with the help of state, local, and federal authorities. "Louisiana's ICAC... more »
  • AG to announce results of child predator investigation

    April 24, 2013 10:53 AM

    BATON ROUGE - The Louisiana Attorney General's Office scheduled a press conference this afternoon to announce the results of an undercover operation targeting child predators in southern Louisiana. The investigation involved the Louisiana Internet Crimes Against Children Task Force. AG Buddy Caldwell will be joined by Louisiana State Police... more »
  • Internet sales tax could be forced at purchase Play Video

    April 23, 2013 5:27 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Online shoppers could be in for a surprise if lawmakers pass a bill that would allow states to require Internet retailers to charge sales tax on out-of-state purchases. Right now, companies that sell online but don't have a "brick-and-mortar" presence in the state aren't required to... more »
  • Google to pick Austin for ultra-fast internet

    April 9, 2013 11:27 AM

    AUSTIN, Texas - Google Inc. is expected to name tech-savvy Austin as the second city where the search giant will offer its ultra-fast home Internet service. Google and Texas Gov. Rick Perry scheduled a Tuesday morning announcement in Austin. Industry groups and observers are widely expecting Austin to receive Google's... more »
  • ISP: Copyright alert system meant to educate, not punish Play Video

    February 26, 2013 5:36 PM

    BATON ROUGE - In efforts to curb illegal downloading and file-sharing on-line, a number of Internet companies are initiating an educational approach to help customers understand their actions. It's called the Copyright Alert System. Providers including AT&T, Cablevision, Verizon, Time Warner and Comcast, with the help of copyright holders,... more »
  • ISP's to begin warning of illegal downloads

    February 25, 2013 5:50 PM

    WASHINGTON - The nation's five biggest internet service providers will soon start sending out warnings to people illegally sharing or downloading music, movies or TV shows. The new Copyright Alert System goes into effect this week. Created by the recording and film industry, it will go after people using... more »
  • Bill would force online retailers to charge you tax Play Video

    February 20, 2013 5:51 PM

    BATON ROUGE- The Marketplace Fairness Act, which is co-sponsored by U.S. Sen. Mary Landrieu (D-LA), would allow states to force online retailers to collect sales taxes on Internet purchases. The bill is intended to help small businesses that often lose out to online retailers who don't have to charge... more »
  • Bill could force you to pay online tax

    February 20, 2013 10:29 AM

    BATON ROUGE- The Marketplace Fairness Act, which is co-sponsored by U.S. Sen. Mary Landrieu (D-LA), would allow states to force online retailers to collect sales taxes on Internet purchases. The bill is intended to help small businesses that often lose out to online retailers who don't have to charge... more »
  • Pew: Majority of Facebook users have taken break

    February 5, 2013 11:04 AM

    NEW YORK- A new report says about 61 percent of Facebook users have taken a break from the site for at least a few weeks for reasons that range from being busy to getting bombarded with "too much drama." A Pew survey released Tuesday says that of American adults who... more »
  • Health stories for Feb. 4, 2013 Play Video

    February 4, 2013 6:13 PM

    UNDATED - Here are today's 2 Your Health stories for Feb. 4, 2013 - Scientists may be able to better forecast to flu, thanks to how you search online. Researchers with the CDC have worked with Google studying search patterns. They say people who search for terms... more »
  • Prosecutor defends actions in Swartz hacker case

    January 17, 2013 3:28 PM

    BOSTON - A federal prosecutor who has been sharply criticized following the suicide of an Internet freedom activist appeared to fight back tears as she defended her office's handling of a hacking case against him. U.S. Attorney Carmen Ortiz says Aaron Swartz's family has suffered a "horrible tragedy" and that... more »
  • TV-over-Internet service expands despite lawsuits

    January 8, 2013 12:39 PM

    NEW YORK - The Barry Diller-backed Internet company that challenges cable and satellite TV services by offering inexpensive live television online plans to expand beyond New York City this spring. In the wake of a federal court ruling that tentatively endorsed its legality, Aereo will bring its $8-a-month service to... more »
  • Police: Calif. teens drug parents to use internet

    January 3, 2013 12:38 PM

    ROCKLIN, Calif. - Police say two California teenagers used a prescription sleeping medication to spike the milkshakes of too-strict parents so they could log onto the Internet. The parents called police and the 15-year-old Rocklin girl and a 16-year-old friend were taken to Juvenile Hall. Rocklin is 20 miles northeast... more »
  • US warns of treaty snub over Internet rules

    December 13, 2012 1:00 PM

    DUBAI, United Arab Emirates - The chief American delegate at a U.N. conference weighing possible Internet rules says the U.S. may snub the final document over proposals interpreted as giving governments greater oversight over the Web. Ambassador Terry Kramer says references that governments have a right to control the Internet... more »
  • Teen, mother and sister arrested for thefts

    December 6, 2012 3:53 PM

    BAKER - Police arrested a mother and her two teenage children in connection with a series of burglaries which happened recently around Baker, then said they had to re-arrest one of the kids after they posted threatening messages on the internet. Police Chief Mike Knaps said on Monday detectives... more »
  • Holiday shoppers head online in droves to pick up Cyber Monday deals

    November 26, 2012 2:17 PM

    NEW YORK - Cyber Monday appears on track to becoming the biggest online shopping day ever, and web traffic isn't expected to peak for another several hours. IBM Benchmark says, as of noon Eastern time, sales were up more than 24 percent compared with last year. And ComScore says nearly... more »
  • Street fights on YouTube raising concerns Play Video

    November 20, 2012 3:13 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Some residents in Baton Rouge aren't happy about a new trend they're seeing in their neighborhood: fights near their homes being posted on the internet. A quick search yielded dozens of Baton Rouge fights on YouTube. Everyone News 2 spoke to in the Eden Park neighborhood... more »
  • Two accused of soliciting "teens" on the internet

    September 26, 2012 11:06 AM

    BATON ROUGE - Sheriff's deputies in East Baton Rouge Parish arrested two men they said tried to solicit sex from what they thought were teens over the internet. Deputies arrested Baton Rouge physician James Hargroder, 64, and Shawn Orillion, 45, of Denham Springs this week. Both were charged with... more »
  • AG: Slidell man arrested for molestation

    August 20, 2012 4:59 PM

    SLIDELL - Agents with the state Attorney General's Office High Tech Crime team arrested a Slidell man in suspicion of molestation and indecent behavior with juveniles. According to a spokesperson, agents arrested Kevin Lee Rieckmann, 34, after a multi-agency investigation led by Slidell Police, and involving Homeland Security, the... more »
  • Flooding knocks LDWF offline

    August 14, 2012 3:52 PM

    BATON ROUGE - A broken water line knocked a state government agency off the internet this afternoon, potentially causing a problem for people who need hunting, fishing or boat licenses. A spokesperson for the Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries said the broken line flooded their main office in... more »
  • Google agrees to record $22.5M fine on privacy

    August 9, 2012 11:09 AM

    SAN FRANCISCO- Google is paying a record $22.5 million fine to settle allegations that it broke a privacy promise by secretly tracking millions of Web surfers who use Apple's Safari browser. The penalty announced Thursday by the Federal Trade Commission matches the figure that The Associated Press and other media... more »
  • Senate fails to approve cybersecurity legislation

    August 2, 2012 11:13 AM

    WASHINGTON- The Senate has failed to pass legislation to protect the U.S. electrical grid, water supplies and other critical industries from cyberattack and electronic espionage. The bill fell short Thursday of the votes needed to move it forward before Congress takes a monthlong break. The measure would have established a... more »
  • Google to offer KC ultra-fast Internet for $70/mo.

    July 26, 2012 12:04 PM

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. - Google says its long-awaited ultra-fast Internet service in Kansas City, intended as a showcase for the future, will cost $70 per month. Google Inc. says it will offer three packages to Kansas City metro area residents, including "gigabit" Internet service - about 100 times faster than... more »
  • Twitter users in UK, US experience issues

    July 26, 2012 11:02 AM

    LONDON- People in Britain, the United States and elsewhere appear to be having difficulty accessing Twitter, a day before the 2012 Olympic Games are due to officially launch and spike activity on the site. The social network's main website is unreachable from New York, London and Johannesburg. Twitter spokeswoman Rachel... more »
  • Malware may knock thousands off Internet Monday

    July 5, 2012 7:20 AM

    WASHINGTON - A warning from Internet service providers and the FBI: Your Web surfing could be put on hold next week if your computer is infected with a certain type of malware. Thousands of Americans may lose their Internet service Monday unless they do a quick check of their... more »
  • Lying on the internet legal in Rhode Island

    June 26, 2012 8:11 PM

    It may be wrong to lie but it's legal if you do it on the internet in Rhode Island. State lawmakers repealed an obscure law from 1989 that made lying on the internet a misdemeanor punishable by fines up to $500 and up to a year in prison. It made... more »
  • Sex offenders fight for right to use Facebook

    May 30, 2012 3:46 PM

    INDIANAPOLIS - Registered sex offenders who have been banned from social networking websites are fighting back in state courts. Sex offenders have successfully challenged many of the restrictions, arguing that the laws infringe on free speech and their right to participate in common online discussions. The legal battles in Indiana,... more »
  • Hundreds of thousands may lose Internet in July

    April 20, 2012 9:22 PM

    WASHINGTON- Some people will have trouble doing anything on the Internet later this summer. That's because a safety system that's keeping many computers working even though software is infected with a virus will be turned off July 9th. The problem started when international hackers ran an online advertising scam... more »
  • Walker prostitution sting nabs three over the internet Play Video

    March 26, 2012 5:50 PM

    WALKER - These days, police say, you can but a whole lot more than clothing and electronics on the Internet. Walker Police Chief Hunter Grimes said the web is just another avenue they must police. "It's called backpage.com," Grimes said. It's on that website that hundreds of escorts,... more »
  • Nude photos of Central teacher go viral after email hacking Play Video

    January 3, 2012 4:11 PM

    CENTRAL - The East Baton Rouge Parish Sheriff's Office, the Central School Superintendent and the FBI are all aware of a hacking case, that allowed several nude photographs of a young teacher from Central to go viral on the internet. WBRZ is not identifying the teacher due to the... more »
  • Commission raises questions about grant rejection

    November 9, 2011 5:32 PM

    BATON ROUGE- Public Service Commissioner Foster Campbell says the private sector has refused to provide high speed internet service to some rural areas of the state. He says Louisiana could desperately use $80 million dollars from a federal grant to expand broadband use. The Louisiana Board of Regents originally... more »
  • Landrieu asks if $80M grant can be salvaged

    November 8, 2011 3:22 PM

    BATON ROUGE - U.S. Sen. Mary Landrieu is asking federal officials if Louisiana can reverse the loss of an $80 million grant to expand broadband Internet connections. The Democratic senator released a letter Tuesday that she sent to the U.S. Department of Commerce, asking if the state can appeal,... more »
  • La DEQ waste permit applications online

    October 11, 2011 4:40 PM

    BATON ROUGE - The Louisiana Department of Environmental Quality says it has put most of its waste permit applications online, as part of its E-business initiative. A statement Tuesday said landfill, surface impoundment, wood waste processing or separation and Type I/II Processing are online. It says it's working to... more »
  • EBR Metro Council delays vote on EATEL

    September 14, 2011 6:06 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Metro Council members chose tonight to delay a vote on allowing a new cable provider in East Baton Rouge Parish. EATEL wants to expand their fiber-optic network into the capitol area. They're currently the leading cable, phone and internet service provider in Ascension Parish. EATEL... more »
  • ACLU sues over limits on sex offenders' Web access

    August 15, 2011 3:24 PM

    BATON ROUGE - The American Civil Liberties Union of Louisiana is suing to block enforcement of a new state law that limits sex offenders' access to social networking websites and other online forums. The federal suit filed Monday in Baton Rouge claims the law is overly broad and violates... more »
  • Employers requiring social media background checks

    July 22, 2011 4:53 AM

    The New York Times says some companies are now requiring job candidates to pass a social media background check before being hired. Social intelligence searches the Internet for everything potential employees have said or done online over the past seven years. The Federal Trade Commission has determined this... more »
  • ABC Soaps may head Online

    July 7, 2011 7:31 PM

    A pair of ABC soaps that were canceled may go on to new life on the Internet. ABC licensed "All My Children" and "One Life to Live" in a deal allowing their stories to continue beyond their broadcast termination. Prospect Park is the company that acquired both of the programs... more »
  • St. Joseph Academy students work in South Africa

    June 28, 2011 1:01 PM

    Instructor John Richardson and student Margeaux Marks from St. Joseph's Academy stop by 2une In to talk about their project to bring internet and new computers to students in South Africa. more »
  • Pentagon Dreams of Star Trek

    June 16, 2011 8:04 PM

    The research agency at the Pentagon that helped foster the Internet now wants a dream come true for traveling to a distant star. The owner of the best idea gets half a million dollars. The plan is for interstellar travel in about a century. This month 150 people answered the... more »
  • Amazon failure drags into second day

    April 22, 2011 11:41 AM

    NEW YORK - Amazon.com continues to struggle to restore computers used by other major websites such as Reddit as an outage stretched beyond 24 hours. Though better known for selling books, DVDs and other consumer goods, Amazon also rents out space on huge computer servers that run many websites... more »
  • Amazon failure takes down sites across internet

    April 21, 2011 12:42 PM

    NEW YORK - Scores of websites and Internet services like Foursquare and Reddit are down or have limited availability because of problems at a data center run by Amazon.com. The problems reveal widespread reliance on Amazon Web Services, which rents out computers and data storage on a self-service basis... more »
  • Kansas, not Louisiana, gets first Google fiber

    March 30, 2011 1:04 PM

    KANSAS CITY, Kan. - After seeing Facebook pleas and flash mobs, and even cities temporarily renaming themselves "Google," the search engine giant said Wednesday it has chosen Kansas City, Kan., as the first place to get its new ultra-fast broadband network. More than 1,100 cities, including Baton Rouge, had... more »
  • Netflix locks up rights to its first TV series

    March 18, 2011 12:31 PM

    LOS GATOS, Calif. - Netflix's Internet video streaming service will get first-run episodes of the upcoming TV series, "House of Cards," starring Academy Award winning actor Kevin Spacey. The deal announced Friday illustrates Netflix Inc.'s growing power in Hollywood as its mines the revenue from its 20 million subscribers... more »
  • Google tweaks search to punish 'low-quality' sites

    February 25, 2011 12:50 PM

    NEW YORK - Google says it has tweaked the formulas steering its Internet search engine to take the rubbish out of its results. The overhaul is designed to lower the rankings of what Google deems "low-quality" sites. That could be a veiled reference to so-called online "content farms"... more »
  • Phones, internet out on LSU campus after construction accident

    February 18, 2011 3:50 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Phone, internet and email on the LSU campus could be out through the weekend after contractors accidentally cut through a series of fiber-optic lines, according to a school spokesperson. Ernie Ballard said the outage covers much of the eastern side of the Baton Rouge campus, including... more »
  • Woman dies after buttocks injection at Pa. hotel

    February 9, 2011 11:34 AM

    PHILADELPHIA - Police say they're investigating the death of a 20-year-old woman who had a silicone injection into her buttocks at a hotel near the Philadelphia airport. Detectives say the woman and three companions had traveled from London and were staying at the Hampton Inn in southwest Philadelphia. ... more »
  • US moves to make synthetic marijuana illegal

    November 24, 2010 12:40 PM

    WASHINGTON (AP) - The government is moving to outlaw herbal and chemical blends sold as synthetic marijuana at head shops and on the Internet. The Drug Enforcement Administration has temporarily classified five chemicals used to make fake pot as illegal drugs. The agency says the chemicals mimic THC,... more »
  • TSA's Pistole says screeners braced for boycott

    November 24, 2010 11:11 AM

    UNDATED - A protest group based on the Internet says it's sending hundreds of activists to 27 U.S. airports today to protest the enhanced screening procedures. But so far, no serious disruptions are reported. One man says he'll be handing out copies of the Constitution at the Baltimore airport --... more »
  • Apple says iTunes will sell music from Beatles

    November 16, 2010 9:07 AM

    CUPERTINO - The Beatles are finally coming to iTunes. The Beatles have so far been the most prominent holdout from iTunes and other online music services. Apple Corps Ltd., which manages the band's affairs, had resisted. The situation was exacerbated by a long-running trademark dispute between Apple Inc. and Apple... more »
  • Companies yank cord on residential phone books

    November 11, 2010 1:11 PM

    RICHMOND, Va. (AP) - Dark days are ahead for the white pages. Regulators in many states are giving phone companies permission to stop printing residential listings since fewer people are using them. Companies like Verizon and AT&T argue that consumers now depend on the Internet and mobile phone... more »
  • BRPD officer accused of buying drugs on Internet

    November 10, 2010 4:43 PM

    BATON ROUGE – A homicide investigator with Baton Rouge Police has been arrested after authorities said he illegally bought painkillers over the Internet. Cpl. John Dauthier was put on administrative leave after the arrest this morning, and department officials said an internal investigation is pending. Dauthier is accused of buying... more »
  • TX man arrested in Livingston Parish sex sting

    October 12, 2010 6:48 PM

    A Texas man was arrested as part of an Internet sex sting in Livingston Parish. 26-year-old Ryan Michael Sims of Victoria, TX is accused of soliciting a police officer posing online as a 15-year-old girl for sex. He was arrested in Walker around 2:30 a.m. last Friday as part of... more »
  • Texas man arrested in Livingston Parish sex sting

    October 12, 2010 11:52 AM

    A Texas man has been arrested as part of an Internet sex sting in Livingston Parish. 26-year-old Ryan Michael Sims of Victoria, TX is accused of soliciting a police officer posing online as a 15-year-old girl for sex. He was arrested in Walker around 2:30 a.m. last Friday as part... 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 »
  • Internet may phase out printed Oxford Dictionary

    August 29, 2010 5:28 PM

    It's been in print for over a century, but in future the Oxford English Dictionary - the authoritative guide to the English language - may only be available to peruse online. Publisher Oxford University Press said Sunday that burgeoning demand for the dictionary's online version has far outpaced demand for... more »
  • LA receives $9M for broadband internet expansion

    August 19, 2010 10:59 AM

    Louisiana is one of 37 states that will share $1.8 billion to increase broadband services for state residents, according to an announcement this week by the Secretary of Commerce. Louisiana will receive $9.1 million of that money, which was awarded to DOC Nexus Systems. It's the latest round of broadband... more »
  • Intel to buy McAfee in $7.68 billion deal

    August 19, 2010 8:57 AM

    Intel Corp. said Thursday it is buying computer-security software maker McAfee Inc.for $7.68 billion as the chip-maker adds to its arsenal of tools to serve an increasing array of Internet-connected devices, including mobile phones. The $48-per-share price represented a 60 percent premium over McAfee's Wednesday close of $29.93. ... more »
  • LSU student arrested in nude photos case

    July 20, 2010 6:22 AM

    A 19-year-old LSU student has been arrested for allegedly soliciting nude photos of a 16-year-old Utah girl through the Internet. LSU Police say the girl sent the photos to Thomas Richard in May and June. Investigators say the girl met Richard online, but they never met in person. The girl's... more »
  • Michigan woman gets prison sentence for sex with son

    July 13, 2010 12:47 PM

    A Detroit-area woman who pleaded guilty to having sex with the biological son she gave up for adoption and later tracked down on the Internet has been sentenced nine years to 30 years in prison. Thirty-six-year-old Aimee L. Sword of Waterford Township apologized at her sentencing Monday in Oakland... more »
  • Hearing for Lafayette counselor set

    June 28, 2010 6:21 AM

    A former Episcopal school counselor accused of a federal sex crime will likely ask to be released from the Iberia Parish Correctional Center at a detention hearing next week. Psychiatrist Dr. Allison Hargrave is accused of using e-mail to entice a minor to engage in sexual activity. She was then... more »
  • Ex-pharmacist gets prison for prescription scam

    June 25, 2010 5:41 AM

    A former pharmacist who pleaded guilty to filling fraudulent prescriptions for an illegal Internet drug company has been sentenced to 15 months in prison. Fifty-six--year-old Paul Williams owned the Grand Couteau Prescription Shoppe in his hometown, Grand Couteau. Federal prosecutors said a Panamanian company paid Williams more than $881,000 to... more »
  • Ex-pharmacist sentenced for prescription fraud

    June 23, 2010 6:40 AM

    The owner of a now-closed pharmacy in Grand Coteau has been sentenced to 15 months in federal prison for helping fill prescriptions for an illegal Internet drug company. Paul Williams Jr. also agreed to forfeit $200,000 that the business netted as its cut for filling thousands of illegal prescriptions for... more »
  • Man pleads guilty in Internet threat

    June 22, 2010 6:39 AM

    A Louisiana man has pleaded guilty in Baton Rouge federal court to one count of using the Internet to threaten a Texas man in a dispute over $260,000. Allen S. Rousseau of Denham Springs admitted that he sent an e-mail to Mike Parker of League City, Texas, telling him to... more »
  • Buy from the boat program up and running

    June 2, 2010 6:08 AM

    Folks in Delcambre with a taste for fresh seafood will like a new program set up by the port. An internet link will allow consumers to place their orders with commercial fishermen while the boats are still out at sea. According to the LSU AgCenter, in less than a month... more »
  • "Cyberbulling" bill makes its way through the legislature

    May 18, 2010 7:21 PM

    “Cyberbulling” a relatively new term, but it’s growing problem. Kids are using the Internet to intimidate, or "bully", others. There is now a state bill aimed at stopping cyberbullying, and it’s making its way through the legislature. Nearly everyone agrees that something needs to be done, but some are concerned... more »
  • "Annie" comic strip ending after 85 years

    May 13, 2010 12:33 PM

    The iconic redheaded orphan Annie is ending her time on newspaper comics pages after 85 years. Tribune Media Services announced Thursday that it will cease syndication of the "Annie" strip on June 13. The company said in a news release it is taking Annie into the Internet age... more »
  • Mail and profit still shrinking

    May 6, 2010 8:30 PM

    The amount of mail moved by the Postal Service is still on the decline and the amount of red ink is growing. The Postal Service had a net loss of $1.9 billion at the end of March, halfway through its fiscal year. The decline in mail is blamed on a... more »
  • Bill to create crime for cyberbullying moves forward

    April 20, 2010 10:48 AM

    A bill to create the crime of cyberbullying now goes to the house floor. The proposed law, sponsored by Rep. Roy Burrell, defines cyberbullying as communication meant to harm or embarrass another person. Penalties for a first offense would be $500, up to six months in jail, or both.... more »
  • Bill would ban 'cyberbullying'

    April 20, 2010 5:21 AM

    A bill proposed by Rep. Roy Burrell of Shreveport would make "cyberbullying" a crime. The House Criminal Justice Committee is scheduled to debate the measure today. The bill comes as a bullying case in Massachusetts has received national attention. Six high school students are charged with bullying a 15-year-old girl... more »
  • Woman arrested on internet charges

    April 16, 2010 8:34 AM

    A New Iberia woman has been arrested for harassing at least one person on the Internet. Alice Broussard Latula is charged with cyberstalking. St. Martin Parish deputies say Latula created a fake profile on Facebook, then harassed someone from the account. Deputies also say some of the content appeared to... more »
  • Ex-city worker gets 15 years in sex case

    April 14, 2010 7:44 AM

    A former Lafayette Utilities System employee will spend the next 15 years in federal prison for having inappropriate sexual conversations in an Internet chat room with an undercover state police officer. Kevin Ray of Opelousas also will have to serve 10 years of supervised release once his prison term is... more »
  • Ohio man pleads guilty to La. sex charges

    April 7, 2010 6:34 AM

    An Ohio man accused of sending sexually explicit material to a Louisiana State Police investigator posing as a 14-year-old girl has pleaded guilty to trying to entice a minor into engaging in sexual activity. Federal prosecutors said 47-year-old Larry Landt, of Wapakoneta, Ohio, began trading messages with the investigator in... more »
  • May 3 is latest trial date in Klan killing

    April 6, 2010 6:44 AM

    The latest trial date for the man charged with second-degree murder in the death of a would-be Ku Klux Klan recruit is May 3, according to the district attorney's office in St. Tammany Parish. Raymond Foster of Washington Parish is the suspect in the November 2008 shooting death of Cynthia... more »
  • Official journal changes considered

    April 2, 2010 4:22 PM

    State lawmakers are proposing changes to the way you can access information from the state and local governments. They say it could help save money during tough budget times. It would allow governing bodies to post information on a website instead of a local newspaper. The Advocate is the... more »
  • Disgruntled former employee disabled cars sold by dealership

    March 17, 2010 8:37 PM

    A man fired from a car dealership in Austin, Texas used the internet to remotely disable ignitions on cars and set off car horns of more than 100 vehicles sold at his former workplace. Police arrested 20-year-old Omar Ramos-Lopez and charged him with breach of computer security. Police say he... more »
  • Senator urges use of online textbooks

    March 4, 2010 6:39 AM

    Senator Mike Michot of Lafayette wants public schools to start using Internet-based textbooks. Michot says he will ask the Senate staff to look into the possibilities and costs of replacing paper textbooks with books that are available to students using computers only. He also says the idea is an example... more »
  • 2 La. broadband systems get federal money

    February 18, 2010 5:16 AM

    The federal government has awarded grants and loans totaling $33.5 million to two Louisiana broadband companies to expand high-speed Internet into rural areas. The money comes from the federal economic stimulus program. Allen's TV Cable, Inc., which serves Morgan City and several other areas, received a $3.6 million loan and... more »
  • La. man pleads guilty in child porn probe

    February 3, 2010 5:03 AM

    A Louisiana man has pleaded guilty to charges he had hundreds of images of child pornography in his possession when federal agents searched his home last year. Federal prosecutors say 29-year-old Nicholas Broekman, of Belle Chasse, had 1,500 images of child porn on his computer and another 150 such images... more »

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