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  • Expect strict security plan at upcoming music festival here Play Video

    October 2, 2017 1:25 PM

    GONZALES – Authorities announced a coordinated safety plan for an upcoming country music festival scheduled for this weekend at the Lamar Dixon Expo Center. Festival promoters and Ascension Parish officials met Monday morning following the mass shooting at a music festival in Las Vegas. More than fifty people were... more »
  • Alarm system 'deal' turned out to be anything but Play Video

    August 25, 2017 6:19 PM

    PORT ALLEN - Security alarm representatives are going door to door in Port Allen. One man was convinced he'd been sold a deal, but it turns out he wasn't provided with the whole truth. John Morris thought he was getting a fair price for his Vivint security system, but... more »
  • Purse snatcher prompts security boost at Gonzales Wal-Mart Play Video

    August 9, 2017 9:31 PM

    GONZALES - Police are stepping up security at the Wal-Mart on Airline Highway in Gonzales after several reported purse thefts. Gonzales Police say they are investigating after surveillance video showed a man following women around the store before snatching their possessions away. "There is an issue. There are... more »
  • Baton Rouge woman convicted of stealing mother's benefits

    July 29, 2017 1:00 PM

    BATON ROUGE - A 54-year-old Baton Rouge woman has pleaded guilty to stealing Social Security benefits meant for her mother. Acting U.S. Attorney Corey R. Amundson, in a news release Friday, said Lucille Williams entered the plea before U.S. District Judge Shelly D. Dick. Amundson's office... more »
  • House adds security funding in wake of Scalise shooting

    June 27, 2017 5:59 PM

    WASHINGTON - The House has moved to provide lawmakers with a $25,000 allowance to take additional security steps in the wake of the shooting at a congressional baseball practice earlier this month. The additional funding is intended to be used to beef up security, including at home-district offices... more »
  • UN votes to add 15 North Koreans, 4 entities to UN blacklist

    June 2, 2017 7:15 PM

    UNITED NATIONS - The U.N. Security Council has unanimously approved a resolution adding 15 North Korean individuals and four entities linked to the country's nuclear and missile programs to a U.N. sanctions blacklist. The U.S.-drafted resolution doesn't impose any new sanctions over North Korea's latest missile tests as the U.S.... more »
  • Flynn to give documents to Senate intel panel

    May 30, 2017 8:55 PM

    WASHINGTON - Former National Security Adviser Michael Flynn will provide some documents to the Senate intelligence committee as part of its probe into Russia's meddling in the 2016 election. A person close to Flynn says he will turn over documents related to two of his businesses as well as some... more »
  • US official mulling greatly expanding airplane laptop ban

    May 28, 2017 11:28 AM

    WASHINGTON - Homeland Security Secretary John Kelly says he's considering banning laptops from the passenger cabins of all international flights to and from the United States. That would dramatically expand a ban announced in March that affects about 50 flights per day from 10 cities, mostly in the Middle East.... more »
  • Security Council condemns NKorea missile test

    May 15, 2017 9:02 PM

    SEOUL, South Korea - The U.N. Security Council is strongly condemning North Korea's latest ballistic missile test and vowing to impose new sanctions in response to its "flagrant and provocative defiance" of council demands to halt all nuclear-related tests. A press statement issued by the council late Monday expresses "utmost... more »
  • McMaster denies Trump revealed classified info to Russians

    May 15, 2017 9:01 PM

    WASHINGTON - President Donald Trump's national security adviser is denying a report that claims Trump shared highly classified intelligence about Islamic State militants with a top Russian diplomat. H.R. McMaster told reporters in a brief statement that The Washington Post report published Monday "is false" and "at no time" were... more »
  • UNSC to hold urgent consultations on NKorea missile test

    May 14, 2017 2:48 PM

    UNITED NATIONS - The U.N. Security Council will hold urgent consultations on North Korea's latest ballistic missile test at the request of the United States, Japan and South Korea. Uruguay holds the council presidency this month and its U.N. Mission said Sunday the closed consultations will be held on Tuesday... more »
  • Microsoft shifts policy, now makes fixes free

    May 13, 2017 1:28 PM

    LONDON - The worldwide cyberextortion attack has prompted Microsoft to take the unusual step of making security fixes available for older Windows system. Before this, Microsoft had made fixes for older systems, such as 2001's Windows XP, available only to mostly larger organizations that pay extra for extended support. But... more »
  • Yates concerned Russians could blackmail Flynn

    May 8, 2017 10:15 AM

    WASHINGTON - Former Acting Attorney General Sally Yates says she had two meetings and one phone call with White House counsel Don McGahn about concerns that former National Security Adviser Michael Flynn "could be blackmailed" by the Russians. Yates says she told McGahn that the Russians knew about what Flynn... more »
  • McMaster: N. Korea a 'grave threat' to US, China

    April 30, 2017 12:11 PM

    SEOUL, South Korea - Trump's national security adviser, Army Lt. Gen. H.R. McMaster, says North Korea's most recent missile test represents "open defiance of the international community." He says North Korea poses "a grave threat" not just to the United States and its Asian allies, but also to China. Speaking... more »
  • Chicago O'Hare security chief fired weeks after United flub Play Video

    April 28, 2017 9:24 AM

    CHICAGO - The head of security at Chicago's airports has been fired, just weeks after a passenger was dragged from a United Airlines plane by security officers at O'Hare International Airport. The Department of Aviation said in a statement Thursday that Jeffrey Redding "has been terminated from his duties" at... more »
  • Microsoft says users are protected from alleged NSA malware

    April 15, 2017 11:48 AM

    PARIS - Microsoft says the recent dump of purported National Security Agency spying tools doesn't affect up-to-date users of Windows, puncturing claims that the digital arsenal was poised to create chaos across the internet. In a blog post , Microsoft security manager Phillip Misner said that the software giant had... more »
  • Security changes coming to Disney World's Magic Kingdom

    March 29, 2017 11:36 AM

    ORLANDO – Visitors can expect more lines soon at Walt Disney World, but not where they would normally expect. According to WFTV, the Orlando theme park is adding security checkpoints outside the Transportation and Ticket Center to screen guests before they get on a monorail or ferry. There... more »
  • A crackdown on false alarms in New Orleans

    March 26, 2017 11:46 AM

    NEW ORLEANS - New Orleans officials are getting set to impose penalties for owners of properties where repeated false security alarms waste police time. A city news release says an ordinance taking effect May 1 will result in a warning to a property owner after one false alarm, and a... more »
  • DHS chief: Agency may separate parents, children at border

    March 6, 2017 8:36 PM

    WASHINGTON - Homeland Security Secretary John Kelly says his agency is considering separating children and parents caught crossing the Mexican border illegally. Kelly says such a move would be part of a broader effort to stop families from making the dangerous trek across Mexico to the United States border. He... more »
  • Brusly to consider installing security cameras Play Video

    March 6, 2017 7:16 PM

    BRUSLY – City leaders in Brusly are considering installing a series of security cameras around town in an effort to keep crime numbers low. Residents in Brusly say the community is quiet and tight-knit. Frederick Dupre said that he and his family have always felt safe in his... more »
  • Yahoo punishes CEO in latest fallout from security breakdown

    March 1, 2017 6:10 PM

    SAN FRANCISCO - Yahoo is punishing CEO Marissa Mayer and jettisoning its top lawyer for the mishandling of two security breaches that exposed the personal information of more than 1 billion users and already have cost the company $350 million. Mayer won't be paid her annual bonus nor receive a... more »
  • Officials: Trump isn't cutting Medicare, Social Security

    February 26, 2017 2:08 PM

    WASHINGTON - Administration officials say President Donald Trump has no plans to cut Social Security or Medicare. Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin told Fox News Channel's "Sunday Morning Futures" that "we are not touching those now." He says people should not "expect to see that as part" of the administration's first... more »
  • Governor's Rome trip cost state $15,000 for security detail

    February 25, 2017 1:26 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Gov. John Bel Edwards' trip to meet the Pope in Rome cost taxpayers $15,000 for his state police security detail. Edwards personally paid travel costs for him and his wife for the weeklong trip in January. The travel expenses for the governor's bodyguards were billed to the... more »
  • 11 people pass through unmanned NY airport security checkpoint

    February 20, 2017 8:44 PM

    NEW YORK - Authorities are trying to find eight of 11 people who passed through an unattended security checkpoint lane at New York's John F. Kennedy International Airport. Port Authority of New York and New Jersey spokesman Joe Pentangelo says it happened Monday morning at Terminal 5. He says authorities... more »
  • National security adviser Michael Flynn resigns amid Russia controversy

    February 13, 2017 11:10 PM

    WASHINGTON - National security adviser Michael Flynn has resigned after reports he misled Trump administration officials about his contacts with Russia's ambassador to the U.S. Flynn's departure less than one month into the Trump administration marks an extraordinarily early shakeup in the president's senior team of advisers. Flynn was a... more »
  • Homeland Security: Visa-holders can fly to US

    February 4, 2017 12:09 PM

    WASHINGTON - The Homeland Security Department says it's no longer directing airlines to prevent visa-holders affected by President Donald Trump's executive order from boarding U.S.-bound planes. That word follows a State Department announcement that it had reversed the cancellations of visas for foreigners after a federal judge put on hold... more »
  • Trump to focus this week on trade, immigration

    January 22, 2017 12:52 PM

    WASHINGTON - Reince Priebus, White House chief of staff, is saying that President Donald Trump's first full week in office will include action on trade, immigration and national security. Priebus suggested Trump will sign some executive orders to order some of the President Obama's policies but did not outline specifics.... more »
  • Officials: Unfilled border tunnels in Mexico a security risk

    January 15, 2017 3:18 PM

    SAN DIEGO - U.S. officials say Mexico's inability to fully seal up border tunnels dug by drug smugglers poses a security risk and is an "open invitation" for cartels to carve out new tunnels. On the U.S. side, drug tunnels have been filled with concrete since 2007, after the Los... more »
  • US warns of unusual cybersecurity flaw in heart devices

    January 10, 2017 8:10 PM

    WASHINGTON - The Homeland Security Department is warning the public about an unusual cybersecurity flaw for one manufacturer's implantable heart devices that could allow hackers to remotely take control of a person's defibrillator or pacemaker. The U.S. says security patches will be rolled out automatically over several months to patients... more »
  • New security plan could make Bourbon Street pedestrian only

    January 10, 2017 11:57 AM

    NEW ORLEANS - Mayor Mitch Landrieu is working on plans for new permanent security measures along Bourbon Street. It's an effort to prevent a repeat of two shooting incidents that each claimed one life and wounded nine on the city's most famous entertainment strip in the past few years. The... more »
  • After departing Louisiana, two jets landed at Florida airport during shooting

    January 6, 2017 4:23 PM

    NEW ORLEANS – Two aircraft that departed from a Louisiana airport landed at the Ft. Lauderdale airport as a gunman went on a rampage Friday afternoon. A Jet Blue flight and an Emirates flight both landed at 1:23 EST. The suspected gunman, Esteban Santiago, opened fire at 12:55 –... more »
  • Rose Parade proceeds under clouds with additional security

    January 2, 2017 12:29 PM

    PASADENA - The Rose Parade is underway under cloudy skies and with additional security. The 128th annual parade got started Monday with an added police presence and measures to prevent a vehicle from barreling into the route. Sturdy barricades are erected at more than 50 intersections to prevent a terrorist... more »
  • 5-day Cuba mission costs Louisiana $150K

    January 1, 2017 6:59 PM

    BATON ROUGE - A five-day trade mission to Cuba for Gov. John Bel Edwards and other state workers cost the state $150,134. The Times-Picayune reports the single largest expense was the governor's security detail - about $35,000. Louisiana is Cuba's leading trade partner in the United States. The state exported... more »
  • UN backs Russian-Turkish efforts for Syria peace

    December 31, 2016 1:34 PM

    The U.N. Security Council has unanimously adopted a resolution supporting efforts by Russia and Turkey to end the nearly six-year conflict in Syria and jumpstart peace negotiations. The resolution approved Saturday afternoon also calls for the "rapid, safe and unhindered" delivery of humanitarian aid throughout Syria. And it looks forward... more »
  • Iberville Parish Schools consider updated security system Play Video

    November 14, 2016 11:32 PM

    PLAQUEMINE- Iberville Parish School Board members considered updating the cameras and related equipment at all district campuses Monday. Officials say the current system is years overdue for an upgrade. "The resolution is poor so if you had to pull video it would be hard to make out a person,... more »
  • Fight over Central High bathroom security

    October 28, 2016 11:38 PM

    Central- The City of Central Police were absent from Friday's high school football game. Central High School and the department are refusing to work together because of a spat two weeks ago. At the homecoming dance Central Police provided security. Male officers were stationed at the bathrooms but school... more »
  • New Roads Mayor breaches security at Pointe Coupee Courthouse Play Video

    October 17, 2016 5:22 PM

    NEW ROADS- The embattled Mayor of New Roads facing corruption charges is under fire again. This time he's accused of breaching courthouse security as he entered the Pointe Coupee Parish Courthouse for his arraignment last week. Pointe Coupee Parish Sheriff Bud Torres issued a strongly worded letter to New Roads... more »
  • Official: No 'manipulation' of data seen in election hacks

    October 1, 2016 2:04 PM

    WASHINGTON - The head of the Homeland Security Department says hackers have made their way into state election systems "in a few cases," but the federal government hasn't found "any manipulation" so far of voting information. Jeh Johnson says 21 have contacted the agency for help in safeguarding their election... more »
  • Increased security screenings planned at Arlington Cemetery

    September 12, 2016 8:30 PM

    ARLINGTON, Va. - Arlington National Cemetery will increase its security measures, including requiring a government-issued photo ID for people arriving in cars and screening pedestrian visitors. Cemetery spokeswoman Jennifer Lynch said in an email Monday that the measures will be phased in starting in November. All vehicle access will require... more »
  • Clear bags only now at LSU events

    September 7, 2016 9:29 AM

    BATON ROUGE - LSU football fans planning to attend Saturday's game against Mississippi State are being reminded of the university's new clear bag policy. The "Geaux Clear" policy allows those entering Tiger Stadium to carry only clear tote bags smaller than 12 inches by 6 inches by 12 inches, or... more »
  • Livingston sheriff: 'I'm not going to tolerate crime' as area works to rebuild

    August 31, 2016 10:51 PM

    LIVINGSTON - In a stern Facebook video Thursday, Livingston Parish Sheriff Jason Ard reminded people a midnight to 6 a.m. curfew remains, and asked people to support the effort. "There are people that do not have anything anymore. What little they do have, it might be there home. I... more »
  • Rio authorities step up security after bus windows shattered

    August 10, 2016 3:17 PM

    RIO DE JANEIRO - Military police in Rio de Janeiro are stepping up security after projectiles struck a bus carrying journalists to the main Olympic Park, the organizing committee for the games said. While authorities said it was not immediately clear what struck the bus, a retired U.S. Air Force... more »
  • Security will be tight for fallen officers' funerals Play Video

    July 20, 2016 6:48 PM

    BATON ROUGE- Security will be extremely tight for the funerals of the fallen law enforcement officers, according to the East Baton Rouge Parish Sheriff's Office and Louisiana State Police. People were especially concerned about paying respects to the fallen officers during funeral processions and having a large concentration of... more »
  • State Police, EBRSO, others to work security at Sterling funeral Play Video

    July 14, 2016 10:22 PM

    Baton Rouge - Thousands are expected to attend a funeral for Alton Sterling on Southern University's campus Friday morning. News 2 learned new information about the security plan for the large event. The basketball court inside F.G. Clark Activity Center has been converted into a place where people will... more »
  • US officials cite potential for violence at GOP convention

    July 14, 2016 11:21 AM

    WASHINGTON - Senior U.S. national security officials say they are worried about the potential for violence at the Republican National Convention to be held in Cleveland next week. During congressional testimony Thursday, Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson said he's concerned that demonstrations outside the convention hall may get out... more »
  • Gay pride security: Local says, 'New Orleans is a safe city'

    June 19, 2016 5:33 PM

    NEW ORLEANS - A band at New Orleans Pridefest 2016 played the Mardi Gras Indian song "Iko Iko" with a gay pride twist, singing, "We won't run and we won't hide ... Gonna fill this world with love and pride." About 100 people listened, danced and took selfies behind a... more »
  • Revelers: Gay pride events a victory over fear after Orlando

    June 18, 2016 3:27 PM

    CHICAGO - The music is thumping and crowds are dancing at gay pride events around the country, with some revelers saying the partying is proof that people won't give in to fear after the Orlando attack. Festivals and parades went ahead under increased security Saturday in cities such as New... more »
  • Motorcycle engine malfunction causes fire at business on Airline Highway

    June 11, 2016 12:56 AM

    BATON ROUGE - A spokesperson for the Baton Rouge Fire Department says an electrical malfunction in a motorcycle engine caused a fire at a business on Airline Highway in Baton Rouge Friday night. Crews were called to Audio & Security Systems in the 9500 block of Airline Highway at... more »
  • State Dept audit faults Clinton in emails

    May 25, 2016 10:11 AM

    WASHINGTON - A State Department audit has faulted Hillary Clinton and previous secretaries of state for poorly managing email and other computer information and slowly responding to new cybersecurity risks. The Associated Press obtained a copy of the report by the agency's inspector general Wednesday. It cites "longstanding,... more »
  • Senators press for airport security measures after Brussels attacks

    April 5, 2016 1:47 PM

    WASHINGTON- Democrats are proposing several measures to boost security at airports, train stations and other transportation hubs in response to terrorist attacks in Brussels and elsewhere. Democratic senators outlined proposals Tuesday that would double the number of government "viper teams" that stop and search suspicious passengers in public areas prior... more »
  • Baton Rouge looking for federal grant to beef up security in Tigerland Play Video

    April 1, 2016 11:51 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Security upgrades are heading for Tigerland, in Baton Rouge. Tigerland is a string of bars located of Nicholson Drive, close to LSU's campus.The city is applying for almost $750,000 in federal dollars to make the college bars safer. Business owners say they will upgrade security no matter... more »
  • Defense secretary favors strong encryption, not 'back doors'

    March 2, 2016 6:12 PM

    SAN FRANCISCO - Defense Secretary Ash Carter has told a tech industry audience that strong encryption is essential to the nation's security, adding that he's "not a believer in back doors" or encryption programs that leave openings for outsiders to read coded files. Carter said Wednesday he wasn't commenting on... more »
  • KKK leader: Police rejected request for security

    February 29, 2016 6:08 PM

    LOS ANGELES - A Ku Klux Klan leader who was injured when his small group of demonstrators brawled with counter-protesters in a Southern California park this weekend says he called police beforehand asking for security and was told, "We don't do that." In an interview Monday with The Associated Press,... more »
  • Army official: Security in Afghanistan is worsening

    January 28, 2016 11:44 AM

    WASHINGTON - The Obama administration's pick to be the next top American commander in Afghanistan says the security situation in Afghanistan is deteriorating. Army Lt. Gen. John W. "Mick" Nicholson, Jr., says he will have a better sense of conditions within a few months if he is confirmed. Nicholson is... more »
  • Continued preps happening for inauguration day

    January 8, 2016 7:52 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Workers were getting prepared for the inauguration of governor-elect John Bel Edwards, all day Friday. Truck loads of magnolia trees and plants were being placed outside the capitol as well as inside, for the big day. Nearly 3,000 seats will be placed to accommodate guests. There will... more »
  • Feds join city and state officials in Carnival security

    January 7, 2016 1:59 PM

    NEW ORLEANS - The head of The FBI office in New Orleans is joining city and state officials in asking for public vigilance during Mardi Gras season. FBI agent Jeff Sallet and Mayor Mitch Landrieu stressed that there is no credible threat to Mardi Gras festivities. But they stressed... more »
  • Louisiana driver's license still gets you on plane

    December 30, 2015 9:58 AM

    MONROE- Louisianians can still use their driver's licenses to fly commercial airlines Friday, despite the state's failure to comply with the federal REAL ID law. Though the state secured a yearlong extension in October to comply with REAL ID, there remains some confusion among people who feared the requirement would... more »
  • Security is focus at churches, mosques amid heightened fears

    December 19, 2015 8:00 PM

    UNDATED - Religious congregations across the United States are concentrating on safety like never before following a season of violence, from the slaughter unleashed in June by a white shooter at a historically black church in Charleston, South Carolina, to the killings this month in San Bernardino, California. The Council... more »
  • Security beefed up ahead of "Nutcracker" ballet

    December 18, 2015 11:53 PM

    BATON ROUGE - If you plan to attend a Baton Rouge Christmas tradition Saturday night, you will likely need to leave a little earlier this year. Heightened security measures will be in place at the River Center for the Baton Rouge Ballet Theatre's production of "The Nutcracker - A Tale... more »
  • Star Wars fans warned to leave some costume pieces at home Play Video

    December 16, 2015 11:48 PM

    BATON ROUGE - As thousands of people prepare to get in line at movie theaters for the premiere of the latest installment of Star Wars, theaters are warning patrons to leave questionable costume items at home. Many theater locations – no matter what chain – are banning fake weapons,... more »
  • 'Sting trailers' offer glimpse into world of cargo thieves

    November 29, 2015 1:44 PM

    WILLINGTON, Conn. - Cargo theft has become a huge problem that the FBI says causes $15 billion to $30 billion in losses each year in the U.S. Law enforcement and the insurance industry are fighting back by tempting thieves with "sting trailers" laden with cameras and GPS tracking devices, hidden... more »
  • 3 million people expected to attend NYC Thanksgiving parade

    November 26, 2015 4:38 AM

    NEW YORK- As millions of people in the U.S. prepare for Thanksgiving, security remains tight in New York ahead of the annual Thanksgiving Day Parade. Police Commissioner William Bratton says more than 2,500 officers will be along the parade route for the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade on Thursday. More than... more »
  • Baton Rouge neighborhoods consider paying for extra security

    November 17, 2015 12:36 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Two neighborhoods in East Baton Rouge Parish will soon decide whether to tax their property owners to pay for additional police protection. Residents in north Baton Rouge's Forest Heights Park and Southern Heights neighborhoods will vote Saturday on the proposed fee that would cost property owners... more »
  • Quick thinking averted massacre at Paris stadium

    November 16, 2015 3:29 PM

    SAINT-DENIS, France - The suicide bombers' remains, clingy flecks of flesh spread in a 10-meter (yard) radius around where they exploded, were flushed down the drains of the city they sought to terrorize, washed away by municipal workers with detergent sprays and power hoses. All that's left of them now... more »
  • Security up in some US locales, business as usual at others

    November 14, 2015 3:02 PM

    NEW YORK - Police in the United States increased patrols in some areas in the wake of the terror attacks in Paris that killed more than 120 people. But authorities noted that the stepped-up security was out of an abundance of caution rather than a response to a specific threat.... more »
  • NFL plans to increase security inside and outside stadiums

    November 14, 2015 2:52 PM

    NEW YORK - The NFL says it will increase security inside and outside its stadiums for Sunday's games, two days after the Paris terrorist attacks. Spokesman Brian McCarthy said Saturday that there will be more security and law enforcement personnel at the venues and in parking lots, along with other... more »
  • Angola officials offer new plan to reduce heat on death row

    November 2, 2015 8:46 AM

    BATON ROUGE- Three ailing condemned killers who claim Louisiana's death row is unbearably hot can look forward to a daily cool shower, personal ice chests and more fans. But state corrections officials say opening the death-row tier doors to let cooler air flow from the guard pod is a bad... more »
  • French Quarter sales tax hike to fund State Police

    October 26, 2015 9:40 AM

    NEW ORLEANS- Residents of New Orleans' French Quarter have overwhelmingly approved a new five-year sales tax to keep more than 30 state troopers patrolling their historic district. Complete but unofficial returns show that nearly 1,000 people voted, and 78 percent of them voted for the tax. It will add about... more »
  • Costs of Jindal's state police security detail has doubled

    October 13, 2015 7:54 AM

    BATON ROUGE- The cost of Gov. Bobby Jindal's security detail has doubled to more than $3 million since the Republican governor entered office nearly eight years ago. The Louisiana State Police says the hefty price increase isn't largely driven by Jindal's frequent out-of-state travel, but more by a sizable pay... more »
  • After kid was jumped, fans see more security at football games Play Video

    October 1, 2015 11:02 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Fans attending Thursday night's Broadmoor High School homecoming football game said there was an obvious presence of law enforcement officers. The show of force came after a promise from East Baton Rouge Parish School System Superintendent Warren Drake. Drake said deputies will be seen at all... more »
  • St. Helena Parish upgrades jail Play Video

    September 16, 2015 6:22 PM

    GREENSBURG - St. Helena Parish is wrapping up upgrades to the parish jail this week. Money from a capital outlay grant was used to build a prisoner entry sally port which encloses inmates while they're being transported from the vehicle to the jail. St. Helena officials told News 2... more »
  • Drone spooks high school football crowd Play Video

    September 7, 2015 4:50 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Federal laws may have been broken after someone flew a drone over Memorial Stadium Friday during a packed football game. People watching the game between McKinley and Scotlandville took pictures of the drone, which circled the stadium after flying in from Scenic Highway. Mary Triplett... more »
  • LSU Tiger Stadium policies, game day schedule released

    September 1, 2015 12:06 PM

    BATON ROUGE - LSU reminded Tiger football fans of the policies and security measures they'll have to consider when they attend games at Death Valley this year. The Tiger Stadium bag policy prohibits backpacks or any bag or purse larger than 8 ½ x 11" from being brought into... more »
  • Regal checking bags nationwide in wake of theater shootings

    August 20, 2015 10:09 AM

    LOS ANGELES- Movie theater chain Regal Entertainment Group has begun to check bags in the wake of numerous shootings at theaters around the country, a procedure it acknowledged on its website was "not without flaws" and would inconvenience guests but provide better security. It's unclear when the policy began, but... more »
  • Kennedy joins Dardenne, says Jindal should pay for campaign security detail Play Video

    August 17, 2015 7:48 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Last month, Lt. Gov. Jay Dardenne, who is also running for governor, said taxpayers should not have to foot the bill for Gov. Bobby Jindal's campaign travel. Now, State Treasurer John Kennedy says Jindal should use his campaign funds for security protection while he's campaigning. According... more »
  • Unprecedented security in place for 'Compton' film premiere

    August 11, 2015 12:00 PM

    LOS ANGELES - Unprecedented security was in place for the "Straight Outta Compton" film premiere. Invited guests had to navigate various barricades and pass through metal detectors before picking up their tickets for Monday night's world premiere at the Microsoft Theatre at LA Live. Universal Pictures, which will... more »
  • Public safety concerns after Lafayette shooting Play Video

    July 27, 2015 8:53 AM

    BATON ROUGE- Law enforcement officers in Baton Rouge are beefing up security in the wake of the tragedy in Lafayette. Officials are encouraging the public to let this tragedy open their eyes to possible dangers around them. Two people were killed and nine others were injured when a gunman... more »
  • Police increase security at Slidell Grand Theatre

    July 24, 2015 3:03 PM

    SLIDELL - Police in Slidell announced they will increase security at their city's Grand Theatre after a deadly shooting at another Grand in Lafayette. Louisiana State Police said 59-year-old John Houser shot and killed two women and injured nine other moviegoers Thursday night at the Lafayette Grand Theatre. ... more »
  • Teen films TSA confrontation at Louis Armstrong

    July 23, 2015 1:54 PM

    NEW ORLEANS - The Transportation Safety Administration said they're investigating a viral video which showed a teen confronting a TSA officer who didn't want him filming pat-downs at Louis Armstrong International Airport. The teen who posted the video said the TSA agent refused to let him film when he... more »
  • Metro Council passes proposal for extra Head Start safety Play Video

    July 22, 2015 6:49 PM

    BATON ROUGE - The Metro Council is looked at improving security at all Head Start programs throughout the parish at its meeting on Wednesday. The Council approved a measure to allow for the installation of a special security laminate covering on all windows and doors on the parishe's 14... more »
  • Army Chief: Security at recruiting posts will be reviewed

    July 17, 2015 11:14 AM

    WASHINGTON - The Army's top officer says security at military recruiting and reserve centers will be reviewed, but it's too early to say whether the facilities should have security guards or other increased protection. Gen. Ray Odierno, chief of staff of the Army, tells reporters that arming troops in those... more »
  • Tunisia increasing security following massacre

    June 27, 2015 2:41 PM

    SOUSSE, Tunisia - Tunisia's prime minister has announced a string of new security measures in the wake of its worst terrorist attack ever. The measures include closing renegade mosques and calling up army reservists. The prime minister (Habib Essid) told reporters in Tunis that reservists will be deployed in tourist... more »
  • Federal agencies wide open to hackers, cyberspies

    June 23, 2015 4:05 PM

    WASHINGTON - Federal records show that the government, which stores sensitive data from nuclear secrets to Americans' tax returns, has repeatedly failed to take rudimentary steps to safeguard against sophisticated cyberattacks. The U.S. Office of Personnel Management is under fire after acknowledging that its databases were plundered by suspected Chinese... more »
  • TSA Precheck on display at BTR Metro Play Video

    June 8, 2015 7:28 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Frequent flyers through Baton Rouge can qualify to have shorter time getting through security. Officials at Baton Rouge Metropolitan Airport will join TSA leaders to kick off the Precheck program on Monday. The program will allow low-risk flyers to move quickly through security screenings at the... more »
  • Airport security checks may get easier

    June 5, 2015 6:20 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Frequent flyers through Baton Rouge may have a shorter time getting through security. Officials at Baton Rouge Metropolitan Airport will join TSA leaders to kick off the Precheck program on Monday. The program will allow low-risk flyers to move quickly through security screenings at the airport.... more »
  • My information's been hacked... what now?

    June 5, 2015 12:06 PM

    The entire U.S. federal workforce may be at risk after yet another intrusion from what security experts believe were hackers based in China. The Department of Homeland Security says that data from the Office of Personnel Management - the human resources department for the federal government - and the Interior... more »
  • Efforts to beef up security at Pointe Coupee courthouse Play Video

    May 28, 2015 6:36 PM

    NEW ROADS - A judge's concern for his safety led to beefed up security measures this week at the Pointe Coupee Parish Court House. Judge James Best at the 18th Judicial District Court believes the additional protection is well overdue, and wrote a letter last month to parish leaders... more »

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