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  • 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 »
  • Video shows clerk fighting back against thieves Play Video

    December 12, 2012 5:41 PM

    BATON ROUGE- A clerk at a smoke shop near LSU wouldn't let a pair of thieves get away without a piece of her mind. Sarah Nicholas was working at Hi-Life Wonderland Smoke Shop on West State Street when two masked gunmen came into the shop and demanded money. ... more »
  • Deputies investigating bank robbery in Baton Rouge

    November 29, 2012 3:23 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Authorities released surveillance photos of a man who robbed an East Baton Rouge bank this afternoon. It happened at the Chase Bank located at 7171 Corporate Blvd before 3 p.m. A sheriff's office spokesperson said a white male came into the bank wearing a dark-colored... more »
  • Lawmakers shown video of Benghazi attack

    November 15, 2012 6:00 PM

    WASHINGTON - Lawmakers have seen a video made drone surveillance and security camera video that showed them in real time the attack in Libya that killed four Americans, including the ambassador. Top intelligence officials showed them the footage as part of hearings on the attack in September on the diplomatic... more »
  • Police release photos of Craigslist robber

    July 31, 2012 4:19 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Police released surveillance photos and asked the public for help finding an armed robber who used Craigslist to set up his crime. Cpl. Tommy Stubbs said it happened on July 13 around 3 p.m. at 10389 Airline Highway. He said the victim contacted someone they thought... more »
  • New information released in Mari Ann Fowler's disappearance

    April 26, 2012 12:35 PM

    WEST BATON ROUGE PARISH - New details are emerging surrounding one of the area's most infamous abductions. To date, it remains unsolved and stumped even the most seasoned investigators. Mari Ann Fowler was last seen on December 24, 2002 in Port Allen after leaving a fast food restaurant. Search teams... more »
  • White House helps pay for NYPD Muslim surveillance

    February 27, 2012 7:54 AM

    WASHINGTON - Millions of dollars in White House money is helping pay for New York Police Department programs that put entire American Muslim neighborhoods under surveillance. The money is part of a little-known grant intended to help law enforcement fight drug crimes. Since the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks, the Bush... more »
  • 5 killed in spa shooting

    February 22, 2012 10:26 AM

    ATLANTA - A gunman shot and killed four people inside a Korean health spa located in Norcross an Atlanta suburb. The gunman then killed himself in what police said may have been a case of domestic violence. Surveillance video showed the gunman walking into the spa last night... more »
  • LSU to add 170 new crime cameras

    February 8, 2012 2:33 PM

    BATON ROUGE-- LSU is adding 170 new crime cameras to the roughly 300 already on campus. Last semester, they helped solve at least five crimes on campus, according to Capt. Cory LaLonde with the LSU Police. They also saved some departments thousands of dollars. News 2's Stephanie... more »
  • Man caught on camera stealing change machine

    December 13, 2011 11:40 AM

    BATON ROUGE - Sheriff's deputies released photos today of a man caught on camera stealing an entire change machine from an East Baton Rouge Parish car wash. Casey Hicks with the East Baton Rouge Sheriff's Office said the theft happened early the morning of Nov. 28 at the LA... more »
  • Roswell police say man stole charity jars - twice

    December 10, 2011 6:22 PM

    ROSWELL, N.M- Police in New Mexico say they have captured a man caught on surveillance video twice stealing cash-filled charity jars from a local grocery store. Roswell police issued a plea for help finding 43-year-old Ricky De Los Santos on Thursday after they viewed the video. They announced late Friday... more »
  • Deputies looking for stolen debit card user

    November 28, 2011 5:21 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Sheriff's deputies released surveillance photos today of a man that racked up more than $1,000 using a stolen credit card number. According to Casey Hicks, a spokesperson for the East Baton Rouge Sheriff's Office, a California woman reported someone had used her debit card number at... more »
  • Tips, surveillance secure several arrests in Monticello burglaries

    September 21, 2011 10:30 PM

    BATON ROUGE- East Baton Rouge Parish Sheriff's deputies busted up a burglary ring Wednesday, and they credit the captures to a new surveillance program and nosey neighbors. Detectives say the Monticello area has been a target for thieves for a few weeks, so they set up a stake out... more »
  • Shotgun-wielding robber sought by St. Helena deputies

    April 25, 2011 3:31 PM

    GREENSBURG - Authorities hope surveillance photos of a man taken before an armed robbery in St. Helena Parish will help them identify the robber. Deputies said the man used a shotgun to rob Bebo's convenience store north of Greensburg around 9:30 p.m. Friday. Surveillance cameras at the store... more »
  • Two teens arrested for string of car burglaries

    April 13, 2011 8:57 AM

    BATON ROUGE - East Baton Rouge Detectives have arrested two teens they believe are responsible for a string of car burglaries in the Shenandoah and Old Jefferson area. Detectives arrested Kimberly Phillips, 18, and Brittany Griese, 18, after surveillance photos of two female suspects were shown on News 2... more »
  • Thieves Caught on Wal-Mart Camera

    April 11, 2011 11:36 AM

    BATON ROUGE- Do you recognize these women? The East Baton Rouge Sheriff's Office tells News-2 they stole a credit card from a woman's purse... then used it at the Wal-Mart on North Mall Drive, last month. One of the women appear to be wearing a Popeye's uniform. ... more »
  • BR businessman pleads guilty in corruption case

    February 18, 2011 5:28 PM

    NEW ORLEANS - A Baton Rouge man has pleaded guilty to conspiring to bribe a former New Orleans city official in a kickback scheme involving contracts for the city's crime surveillance program. Prosecutors say 51-year-old Dwaine Hodges helped a businessman, Mark St. Pierre, funnel payoffs to Anthony Jones, who... more »
  • Man seen using debit card stolen at gunpoint

    February 2, 2011 2:09 PM

    BATON ROUGE – Police are asking for the public’s help identifying a man who was seen using a debit card stolen during an armed robbery in Baton Rouge. Detectives said the card’s owner was held up by four teens wearing hooded sweatshirts and jackets Jan. 24; two of them were... more »
  • Demand for video security systems on the rise

    February 1, 2011 10:20 PM

    BATON ROUGE- More people are buying home security cameras and catching crimes on tape. It's because the cost is down, but the concern for crime is up. One company told News 2 calls for video surveillance jumped from one a week just a year ago, to two a day... more »
  • DSPD: Women stealing purses from local boutiques

    January 17, 2011 4:46 PM

    DENHAM SPRINGS – Authorities are asking for the public’s help finding two women who are suspected of stealing purses from small clothing stores around the area. Denham Springs Police said the women stole a purse while at the Kids Again clothing store on Dec. 14. The women posed as shoppers,... more »
  • Police search for armed robber

    December 31, 2010 10:12 AM

    BATON ROUGE- Detectives are asking the public to help catch a man that held up two people on the side of the road earlier this month in Baton Rouge. Sgt. Don Kelly said just before midnight on Dec. 11 the man pulled up to two victims walking near the... more »
  • Police searching for armed hotel robber

    December 29, 2010 3:08 PM

    DENHAM SPRINGS - Authorities are asking for help identifying and locating the man that robbed a hotel in Denham Springs earlier this week. Monday night, city police were called to the Candlewood Suites Hotel on Rushing Rd. and told that around 9:30 p.m. an armed man had come into the... more »
  • La. businessman gets new trial date

    December 24, 2010 8:54 AM

    BATON ROUGE - A federal judge has set a new trial date for a businessman charged with participating in a kickback scheme involving contracts for New Orleans' crime surveillance program. Mark St. Pierre was scheduled to be tried in February on charges that include conspiracy, wire fraud, bribery and money... more »
  • DSPD: Men passing counterfeit bills identified

    December 23, 2010 10:38 AM

    DENHAM SPRINGS – Two men seen in surveillance photos passing counterfeit money have been identified, according to authorities. Police said after the men’s pictures were shown on local media, they received enough tips to identify them. The men passed counterfeit $100 bills at a Denham Springs Walmart Monday, and were... more »
  • Denham Springs Police investigating counterfeit money

    December 22, 2010 11:01 AM

    DENHAM SPRINGS – Authorities are investigating counterfeit money that was used recently at a Walmart in Denham Springs. DSPD officers said a pair of men used counterfeit $100 bills recently to purchase items at the Walmart, then left in a white pickup. Surveillance cameras showed the truck is a 90’s... more »
  • Men spotted on camera stealing from company

    December 20, 2010 5:11 PM

    BATON ROUGE – Authorities are asking for the public’s help identifying two men caught on camera stealing from a construction company in the area. According to the East Baton Rouge Parish Sheriff’s Office, on Nov. 20 two men cut through a chain link fence at PALA Interstate on Old Hammond... more »
  • Photos of shooting suspect released

    December 20, 2010 1:57 PM

    BATON ROUGE – Police have released surveillance photos of a robber who shot a Baton Rouge grocery store clerk in the hip. The shooting at the P&S Grocery happened on Dec. 14 around 5:15 p.m. Investigators with Baton Rouge Police said the man in the photos came in, robbed the... more »
  • Law enforcement using new tools to curb holiday crimes

    December 16, 2010 10:45 AM

    BATON ROUGE - The Baton Rouge Police Department and the East Baton Rouge Sheriff's Office are bringing in new tools in the fight against holiday crimes. Surveillance stands, dummy cars, extra patrols and even the police helicopter are being used. News 2's Ashley Rodrigue will explain what crimes... more »
  • Council gets answers on crime cameras

    November 18, 2010 10:44 PM

    Baton Rouge- A clearer picture of the crime-surveillance system in Baton Rouge emerged from Thursday's budget hearings at City Hall. Metro Council members got answers from city administrators about the system monitoring crime. It comes after two-and-a-half months of asking. Council members now know how many cameras are out... more »
  • EBRSO on the lookout for 'smash-and-grab' suspects

    October 18, 2010 5:35 PM

    The East Feliciana Parish Sheriff's Office is on the lookout for suspects who pulled a "smash-and-grab." The suspects used a truck to ram through a wall of the Mobil station on Highway 61 in Port Hudson. They stole the store's safe and took off. Workers arrived at work... more »
  • CIO accused of bypassing bid laws for EBR crime cameras

    September 30, 2010 6:30 PM

    The parish chief information officer is accused of bypassing contract bid laws and giving preferential treatment to certain companies that installed and maintain the city’s crime surveillance camera system. Donald Evans has been added to a lawsuit challenging the cameras. Millions of dollars have been spent on the surveillance equipment,... more »
  • High-tech upgrades at Livingston Parish schools

    June 7, 2010 5:07 PM

    High-tech upgrades on Livingston Parish school campuses are helping to curb crime. The school system is adding more cameras, even some on wheels. Surveillance cameras with 24 hour recording systems have been installed at most of the parish's high schools and middle schools. The cameras help administrators monitor parking lots... more »
  • Probe into Monroe police chief ordered

    May 12, 2010 8:36 AM

    A city board has voted to open an investigation of Monroe Police Chief Ron Schleuter. The probe stems from Schleuter secretly recording a meeting he had with Mayor Jamie Mayo before Lt. Virgil Parker was demoted to corporal. Parker had complained that the chief and another officer used electronic surveillance... more »
  • New surveillance method could save tax dollars

    March 1, 2010 8:50 PM

    Video technology could save millions of Louisiana tax dollars. surveillance The Department of Corrections plans to use it for surveillance. It could also cut down on the number of prisoner transports. News 2's Mike Steele gets answers on what's being done. more »

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