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  • 'Cold-blooded mowing of victims seen in surveillance footage from Pulse nightclub

    June 17, 2016 4:25 PM

    ORLANDO, Fla. - Federal authorities have recovered video from security cameras inside Orlando's Pulse nightclub that shows shooter Omar Mateen firing his assault rifle and systematically killing innocent victims, sources told ABC News. The violence depicted in the video can only be described as "cold-blooded mowing, walking through the... more »
  • Two sought for using stolen credit card

    January 27, 2016 12:17 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Police asked for people to help them identify two men who investigators said used a credit card stolen from a vehicle in Baton Rouge. BRPD detectives said the card was taken from a vehicle in the 4800 block of Packard Street. Surveillance cameras also showed a... more »
  • New surveillance cameras a big help in fighting crimes

    January 25, 2016 8:12 AM

    GONZALES- A string of six armed robberies of Gonzales businesses over the course of a year galvanized Police Chief Sherman Jackson's pursuit of police surveillance cameras. The break in the case came after surveillance video from a business gave officers a glimpse of a car at the scene of one... more »
  • Package theft caught on camera Play Video

    June 30, 2015 10:17 PM

    BAKER - A thief is on the run after taking a FedEx-delivered package off a man's front porch. Jeff Schiele says he noticed his property was missing Monday, after FedEx confirmed it was dropped off Saturday. At first, the man thought the package was delivered to the wrong home... more »
  • Obama welcomes passage of NSA surveillance bill

    June 2, 2015 6:24 PM

    WASHINGTON - President Barack Obama says he's gratified that Congress has finally approved legislation reviving and remaking surveillance laws that lapsed temporarily Sunday night. He says he'll sign the bill as soon as it hits his desk. Obama says he's been calling for 18 months for reforms to the surveillance... more »
  • Surveillance powers lapse with no deal in Senate

    June 1, 2015 7:46 AM

    WASHINGTON- Several post-Sept. 11 anti-terror provisions have lapsed after the Senate failed to extend them before the deadline at midnight. GOP Sen. Rand Paul of Kentucky, who is running for president, took credit for the outcome as he used Senate rules to slow action. The expiration may be only temporary.... more »
  • Hammer-wielding crook, accomplice swipe packages from stoop Play Video

    May 22, 2015 10:26 PM

    BATON ROUGE - A home security camera caught two women stealing packages from a man's front step Thursday afternoon. The packages were taken from a home in the Mid City area of Baton Rouge. "I saw two people come onto our doorstep and steal my son's school supplies,"... more »
  • Neighbors want more surveillance after unusual violence

    April 26, 2015 9:54 PM

    BATON ROUGE - One neighborhood wants to take action after a pregnant woman was shot to death Friday night. Neighbors along Ship Drive said they would like to see surveillance cameras installed after the tragic shooting that rattled their quiet neighborhood. In order to make changes, neighbors said... more »
  • Twitter sues FBI, DOJ to release NSA request info

    October 7, 2014 1:14 PM

    NEW YORK - Twitter is suing the FBI and the Department of Justice to be able to release more information about government surveillance of its users. Twitter Inc. filed a lawsuit Tuesday in a California federal court to publish its full "transparency report," which documents government requests for user information.... more »
  • Video: store owner tied up, robbed at gunpoint Play Video

    September 16, 2014 3:09 PM

    BATON ROUGE- A convenience store owner says he was frightened for his life after a man threatened to shoot him, tied him up and took off with several thousand dollars. Around 7:45 p.m. Monday, video surveillance shows a man walking into the Country Corner store on Perkins Road in... more »
  • Top general: US needs more info on Islamic State Play Video

    August 26, 2014 3:01 AM

    KABUL, Afghanistan - The top U.S. military officer says the U.S. has some insights into the activities of Islamic State militants within Syria, but he declined to comment Tuesday on the Obama administration's move to conduct surveillance flights over that country. Army Gen. Martin Dempsey, chairman of the Joint Chiefs... more »
  • Senate bill would end NSA phone records collection

    July 29, 2014 4:01 PM

    WASHINGTON - Sen. Patrick Leahy on Tuesday introduced a bill to end the National Security Agency's bulk collection of phone records, a proposal that goes further than a similar House measure and has drawn support from civil liberties groups and the White House. The bill represents the latest step in... more »
  • Report: US spies on prominent Muslim-Americans

    July 9, 2014 10:26 AM

    WASHINGTON - A media account reports that the National Security Agency and the FBI covertly scanned the emails of five prominent Muslim-Americans under the government's secret surveillance program aimed at foreign terrorists and other national security threats. The report in The Intercept, an online magazine, said the targets included an... 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 »
  • House to debate secrecy for Capitol security video

    May 28, 2014 12:34 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Security surveillance video from the Louisiana Capitol complex would be off-limits to the public, under a bill heading to the full House for debate. The House and Governmental Affairs Committee advanced the proposal without objection Wednesday after a heavy rewrite that narrowed its scope. As passed by... more »
  • House legislates curbs on NSA record-gathering

    May 22, 2014 10:23 AM

    WASHINGTON - The House has passed a bill to end the National Security Agency's bulk collection of American phone records. It's the first legislative response to the disclosures by former NSA contractor Edward Snowden, and the Senate is expected to take it up. But civil liberties activists and technology companies... more »
  • Public records exemptions advance in Legislature

    May 14, 2014 11:12 AM

    BATON ROUGE - State senators are pushing new exemptions to Louisiana's public records law that would hide jury questionnaires and state building security footage from the public. The jury questionnaire secrecy bill, by Shreveport Sen. Barrow Peacock, is further along. It's been approved by the Senate and was advanced to... more »
  • House committees pass bill on NSA surveillance

    May 8, 2014 3:09 PM

    WASHINGTON - Two House committees are agreeing on a legislative plan to rein in the National Security Agency's collection of Americans' phone records, paving the way for a vote in the House. The proposed bill marks a major step in the surveillance debate in the House, which has not been... more »
  • Anti-drone bill killed by La. House committee

    May 6, 2014 2:37 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Lawmakers in the House have grounded a Senate-backed bill seeking to restrict the use of drones on private property in Louisiana. The House criminal justice committee voted 7-6 Tuesday to reject the proposal from Republican Sen. Dan Claitor, of Baton Rouge, after hearing opposition from environmental and... more »
  • Snowden questions Putin on surveillance policies

    April 17, 2014 11:10 AM

    MOSCOW - Russian President Vladimir Putin is assuring Edward Snowden that Russians have nothing to fear when it comes to mass surveillance by their own government. Several hours into Putin's televised call-in show today, there was an appearance on video from Snowden, the American who leaked a trove of material... more »
  • Neighbors fight back after spike in burglaries Play Video

    February 23, 2014 8:33 PM

    ZACHARY - Residents are banding together to keep their community safe after a spike in burglaries. The number of burglaries nearly doubled in the last year, according to Zachary Police Chief David McDavid. He says population growth may be driving the rise in crime. Now, he is calling... more »
  • Feds release details of secret spying program

    September 10, 2013 3:46 PM

    SAN FRANCISCO - Federal officials have released previously classified documents showing misuse of a domestic spying program in 2009. The documents released Tuesday show Obama administration officials misled a secret spy court about its use of domestic phone data. The documents say officials accessed domestic phone numbers that weren't properly... more »
  • NSA admits rare willful surveillance violations

    August 23, 2013 4:22 PM

    WASHINGTON - The National Security Agency now says that some of its analysts knowingly and deliberately exceeded its surveillance authority on occasion over the past decade, adding that those involved have been disciplined. The NSA said in a statement Friday that "very rare instances of willful violations of NSA's authorities... more »
  • NSA says it investigates its violations of privacy rules

    August 16, 2013 1:33 PM

    WASHINGTON - The White House isn't commenting on the latest revelations about surveillance of Americans and foreigners by the National Security Agency. According to documents that were leaked by Edward Snowden, and published today in The Washington Post, the agency has broken privacy rules or overstepped its legal authority thousands... more »
  • Government braces for coming changes to NSA powers

    July 31, 2013 12:34 PM

    WASHINGTON - President Barack Obama's national security team has been arguing today that the government's sweeping domestic surveillance powers need to be retained. But in testimony to the Senate Judiciary Committee, they acknowledged that some limits appear inevitable. They said they want to work with lawmakers who seem intent on... more »
  • More questions from Congress on surveillance

    July 17, 2013 12:21 PM

    WASHINGTON - In a heated confrontation over domestic spying, members of Congress say the government has gone too far. And they're threatening to curtail the government's authority to sweep up Americans' phone records. The most intense moments came when Rep. James Sensenbrenner said Congress never intended to allow the Justice... more »
  • Coalition sues to halt electronic surveillance

    July 16, 2013 1:25 PM

    SAN FRANCISCO - Rights activists, church leaders and drug and gun rights advocates found common ground and filed a lawsuit against the federal government to halt a vast National Security Agency electronic surveillance program. In the lawsuit filed Tuesday, San Francisco's Electronic Frontier Foundation, representing the unusually broad coalition of... more »
  • Snowden wants Russia asylum, lawmaker says

    July 12, 2013 12:17 PM

    MOSCOW - National Security Agency leaker Edward Snowden wants asylum in Russia and is willing to stop sharing information as a trade-off for such a deal, according to a lawmaker who was among a dozen activists and officials to meet with him Friday at the Moscow airport where he has... more »
  • Video: Adults coerce kids to steal Play Video

    July 11, 2013 10:40 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Victims say surveillance video shows a parent teaching kids to steal personal items from stores. Baton Rouge Police are investigating multiple incidences, where a woman and her three children visit stores to steal personal items including purses, phones, and wallets. Bella Bella employees at Bocage... more »
  • NSA director defends surveillance program

    June 18, 2013 10:37 AM

    WASHINGTON - The head of the National Security Agency is telling Congress that the government's sweeping surveillance programs have foiled some 50 terrorist plots around the world. Army Gen. Keith Alexander tells the House Intelligence Committee that the two programs that were recently disclosed are critical in the terrorism fight.... more »
  • Snowden says he's proud to be labeled a traitor by Cheney

    June 17, 2013 3:35 PM

    WASHINGTON - The man who leaked details about top-secret U.S. government surveillance programs is defending his actions. In what The Guardian newspaper said was an online chat with him, Edward Snowden attacked U.S. officials for calling him a traitor. He says he didn't reveal any U.S. operations against what he... more »
  • Couple sought after armed robbery at LSU

    May 21, 2013 4:42 PM

    BATON ROUGE - LSU Police released surveillance photos today of a couple sought in connection with an armed robbery at the LSU campus. Investigators said the couple were using a card reported stolen in an armed robbery on April 27. Police said three juveniles were arrested in connection with... more »
  • Civil rights lawyers: NYPD spying violates rules

    February 4, 2013 6:43 AM

    WASHINGTON - Civil rights lawyers are telling a judge that the New York Police Department's surveillance of Muslim communities violates federal guidelines established to stop the NYPD from conducting political surveillance. The lawyers say in a court motion the NYPD has renewed such scrutiny in its post-9/11 focus on Muslims.... more »

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