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  • Miss. flamingo snatched from zoo injured, euthanized

    October 9, 2014 12:25 PM

    HATTIESBURG, Miss. - Police say a Mississippi college student has been arrested after bungled prank led to the deaths of two Chilean flamingos at the Hattiesburg Zoo. Hattiesburg police spokesman Lt. Jon Traxler says 19-year-old Devin Nottis of Pascagoula is charged with grand larceny. The University of Southern Mississippi student... more »
  • Police: High school threats a 'prank'

    September 9, 2014 3:53 PM

    SLIDELL - Police said a threat made through social media that targeted Salmen High School in Slidell was a prank and that a full-scale investigation is underway. According to Slidell Police, students were not in danger at any time after the threats were made. "I can assure you... more »
  • Toddlers make the most bogus 911 calls Play Video

    April 16, 2014 6:34 PM

    PORT ALLEN - Emergency dispatchers say toddlers are the biggest culprits of bogus 911 calls. At the West Baton Rouge Dispatch Center, dispatchers say more than half of the calls they get are non emergency calls from kids with deactivated cell phones. All cell phones can make emergency calls,... more »
  • EXCLUSIVE! Friends claim car really was on fire Play Video

    December 2, 2013 9:50 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Friends claim it was no prank that made a man jump off the I-10 overpass at Siegen Lane early Friday morning. State Troopers responded to the scene and found an 18-year-old severely hurt after falling more than 30 feet. Troopers said the man who jumped... more »
  • School put on lockdown after fight, prank call

    May 15, 2013 11:18 AM

    BATON ROUGE - Sheriff's deputies said they're investigating a call which claimed there was a gun at an East Baton Rouge school after a fight earlier this morning. Sheriff's department spokesperson Casey Hicks said investigators found no gun at Southeast Middle School, and believe the call was a prank.... more »
  • Police sent to Chris Brown home in latest 911 hoax

    January 22, 2013 3:55 AM

    LOS ANGELES - Police have responded to Chris Brown's home after they received a call about a domestic violence situation that turned out to be false. The Los Angeles Times reports police were contacted shortly before 5 p.m. Monday about a domestic violence incident. When police arrived, members of Brown's... more »
  • Coroner says nurse found hanging in her room

    December 13, 2012 10:14 AM

    LONDON - The London nurse who took the hoax call about the pregnant Duchess of Cambridge apparently killed herself. A coroner's report says a colleague and a security person found nurse Jacintha Saldanha hanging by a scarf in her room at London's King Edward VII hospital last Friday, just... more »
  • Hospital: Nurse involved in Kate hoax call dies

    December 7, 2012 11:50 AM

    LONDON - Police in London are listing as unexplained the death of a hospital nurse whose body was found early today. The nurse was a victim of a high-profile hoax earlier this week. The hospital where she worked says Jacintha Saldanha received a phone call from two Australian radio disc... more »
  • Boston deaf school gets Swift tickets after prank

    October 2, 2012 12:47 PM

    BOSTON - Taylor Swift is giving $10,000 and concert tickets to a Boston school for the deaf after a prank during an online contest promising an on-campus performance by the Grammy-winning singer. Horace Mann School for the Deaf was disqualified from the contest because many of the votes were from... more »
  • Goats removed from Conn. high school roof overhang

    June 6, 2012 4:15 PM

    SIMSBURY, Conn. - Firefighters were called to a Connecticut high school for a goat removal. Authorities say firefighters rescued four goats from an overhang above the entrance to Simsbury High School on Wednesday morning. They say the goats may have been placed there as a senior prank. Principal Neil Sullivan... more »
  • Prank causes scarecrow controversy in Denham Springs

    October 10, 2011 10:11 PM

    DENHAM SPRINGS - A fall tradition in Denham Springs' Antique district was spoiled by a joke several people say is far from funny. The "Scarecrow Row" competition calls for stores to create scarecrows to show-off in front of their businesses and promote fall shopping on Main Street. High School... more »
  • High School football prank upsetting some in Ascension Parish

    October 5, 2011 10:26 PM

    ASCENSION PARISH- A prank between two high schools before this Friday's football game have some in the two communities upset. Dutchtown High School and St. Amant High School are set to play in St. Amant. But a letter, and a care package arrived on the St. Amant campus ahead... more »
  • School Prank could lead to Prison

    July 5, 2011 7:27 PM

    An 18-year-old who left a blow up doll in a high school bathroom as part of a senior prank could actually go to prison because of the security issue it caused. Authorities in Indianapolis accuse Tyrell Morton of leaving the doll at Rush Consolidated High School on the last day... more »

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