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  • Ex-Verizon worker accused for selling customer phone records

    September 26, 2016 11:40 AM

    ATLANTA - Federal prosecutors in Alabama say a former Verizon Wireless technician used the company's computers to obtain customers' private call records - plus data showing where customers' phones were - and sold them to an unnamed private investigator. Newly filed court records accuse Daniel Eugene Traeger of selling the... more »
  • Committee suggests pursuing lease-purchase agreement for old Clinton High

    April 5, 2016 12:48 AM

    CLINTON - A buildings committee is recommending the East Feliciana Parish School Board use a different strategy to find a taker for the old Clinton High School. Superintendent Carlos Sam says the committee signed off on pursuing a lease-purchase agreement on the building that has been vacant since the 1980s.... more »
  • Theater shooting: No red flags reported at time of gun sale

    July 28, 2015 11:42 AM

    CARROLLTON - John Russell Houser's mental problems were well known to many, though perhaps not to the store that sold him the .40-caliber handgun used in a deadly attack on a Louisiana movie theater. A federal background check came back clean, the pawn shop said, with no red flags raised... more »
  • More investigations target Planned Parenthood policies

    July 16, 2015 4:50 PM

    The governors of Georgia and Indiana and Ohio's attorney general on Thursday ordered investigations of Planned Parenthood facilities in their states to determine if organs from aborted fetuses were being sold. They come after Louisiana Governor Bobby Jindal announced his own investigations , asking state health officials and the... more »
  • Perkins Rowe auctioned to bank in foreclosure sale

    August 28, 2013 11:03 AM

    BATON ROUGE - Perkins Rowe sold at a foreclosure auction today to KeyBank National Association, the lender which says it was never paid for loans used to build the development, for $69.3 million. The banks were the only bidder in the auction, which was over in minutes. KeyBank,... more »
  • Amazon founder Bezos to buy Washington Post

    August 5, 2013 4:00 PM

    WASHINGTON - Amazon.com founder Jeff Bezos is buying The Washington Post and other newspapers for $250 million. The longtime publisher, The Washington Post Co., announced the deal Monday. Bezos is buying the paper as an individual. Amazon.com Inc. is not involved. Washington Post chairman and CEO Donald Graham called Bezos... more »
  • Small Fla. city wonders who won Powerball jackpot

    May 19, 2013 10:15 AM

    ZEPHYRHILLS, Fla. - Some lucky person walked into a Publix supermarket in suburban Florida over the past few days and bought a winning Powerball ticket now worth an estimated $590.5 million. On Sunday, Zephyrhills residents wondered who the winner of Powerball's highest jackpot in history might be. The ticket-holder hadn't... more »
  • The Advocate sold to businessman John Georges

    April 30, 2013 9:28 PM

    BATON ROUGE- The Advocate, the city's daily newspaper, posted on its website Tuesday night, it had been sold to John Georges. "The Advocate, which dates back 171 years and serves readers from Lafayette to New Orleans, is one of the few newspapers in the United States whose print circulation... more »
  • W French Quarter hotel sells for $25.5 million

    April 1, 2013 4:08 PM

    NEW ORLEANS - The W hotel in New Orleans' French Quarter has been sold but will keep its name. News releases say Chesapeake Lodging Trust bought the W New Orleans-French Quarter for $25.5 million from Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide Inc. Both chains say Starwood has a longterm contract to... more »
  • Cortana sold for $6 million

    March 28, 2013 10:20 PM

    BATON ROUGE- Cortana Mall, the shopping center on Airline Highway, was purchased for $6 million. The company, Moonbeam Capital Investments, said it plans to upgrade the mall. The company is based in Las Vegas. Moonbeam said it plans to get input from the community on what stores and... more »

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