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  • 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 »
  • Security customer alarmed by company charges, little help Play Video

    August 22, 2017 7:07 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Six months of back and forth with an alarm company has pushed a woman over the edge. Joyce Reed says she's been paying Safe Home Security for the past year, but the alarm system has not been working. It's been disconnected since the August 2016 flood,... more »
  • Louisiana's contentious education plan wins federal approval

    August 15, 2017 9:27 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Louisiana has received federal approval for its contested redesign of state education policies, submitted by education officials over the objections of Gov. John Bel Edwards. U.S. Education Secretary Betsy DeVos announced Tuesday that she had signed off on Louisiana's proposal under the federal Every Student... more »
  • HBO says email system not breached 'as a whole'

    August 7, 2017 10:35 PM

    NEW YORK - HBO repeated its earlier assertion that it doesn't believe its entire email system has been compromised by hackers. The network has previously acknowledged a breach that led to the theft of "proprietary information." HBO said it's continuing to investigate and is working with police and... more »
  • New speed limit in effect for Staring Lane; drivers being monitored Play Video

    July 10, 2017 7:11 PM

    BATON ROUGE – A new speed limit is now in effect on Staring Lane and a new digital monitoring system has been regulating drivers' speed. The speed monitor sits in the median to remind drivers to slow down. City-Parish traffic engineers made a compromise with residents after... more »
  • S. Korea installs parts of contentious US missile defense

    April 25, 2017 9:57 PM

    SEOUL, South Korea - South Korea says key parts of a contentious U.S. missile defense system have been installed a day after rival North Korea showed off its military power. The work to set up the Terminal High-Altitude Area Defense system, or THAAD, within this year has angered North Korea,... more »
  • Louisiana water systems crumbling Play Video

    April 25, 2017 8:02 PM

    ST. JOSEPH - Residents in St. Joseph, Louisiana are not surprised their town has the worst drinking water in the state. The rural system has levels of lead equal to Flint, Michigan, but it's not the reason people don't drink the water. No one has quenched their thirst from... more »
  • AG: Man arrested for stealing more than $400,000 from teacher's retirement system

    April 6, 2017 4:48 PM

    BATON ROUGE – A man has been arrested after the Attorney General's office says that he took more than $400,000 from the Louisiana Teacher's Retirement System over a span of several years. Lester Joseph II, 42, was arrested on 201 counts of felony theft and two counts of identity... more »
  • Criminal justice overhaul aims to cut La. prison population

    March 16, 2017 1:18 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Louisiana's debate over how to rework its criminal justice system is heading to state lawmakers. A study group Thursday approved its package of recommendations for a sweeping rewrite of Louisiana's criminal sentencing laws and its approach to prisoner rehabilitation. The effort aims to lessen Louisiana's highest-in-the-nation incarceration... more »
  • Volkswagen recalls 136,000 autos for antilock brake fix

    January 7, 2017 1:14 PM

    Volkswagen Group of America is recalling nearly 136,000 Audi and Volkswagen autos to fix potential problems with their antilock brake systems. The recall covers 135,683 vehicles, including certain 2009-10 Volkswagen Jetta A5 sedans, 2009 Volkswagen Jetta SportWagen, Eos, GTI, Rabbit and Audi A3 vehicles and 2010 Volkswagen Golf A6 vehicles.... more »
  • Officials: Customs system outage causes waits at airports

    January 2, 2017 9:16 PM

    WASHINGTON - U.S. Customs and Border Protection has issued a statement saying a processing system outage caused delays at various airports. The statement says CBP officers continued processing international travelers using "alternative procedures" until the system came back online Monday but waits were longer than usual at some airports. In... more »
  • Audit: Corrections spent $3.6M on failed tracking system

    October 3, 2016 8:33 PM

    BATON ROUGE - A new audit finds Louisiana's corrections department paid $3.6 million over three years for a computer system to track inmates that never functioned properly and was shut down after a month. Legislative Auditor Daryl Purpera's office released the findings Monday, saying the contract began in July 2012,... 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 »
  • Search for permanent CATS CEO begins

    April 8, 2016 2:22 PM

    BATON ROUGE - The CATS board accepted Bob Mirabito's resignation and named his interim replacement at a special meeting Friday afternoon. William "Bill" Deville, who has more than 30 years of transit management experience and has been with CATS since December 2013. Deville started as the Chief Operation... more »
  • Bakerfield elementary school on 'fire watch' Play Video

    December 9, 2015 6:14 PM

    BAKER - Administrators who are over the 175 students at Bakerfield Elementary School are all on alert. The school is under a fire watch because the fire alarm system is broken. The discovery was first made in August, during a routine fire drill. Every since then, the two... more »
  • Homeland Secretary: US to roll out new terror alert system

    December 7, 2015 10:46 AM

    WASHINGTON - The Homeland Security Department is announcing a new terror alert system. Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson says details about the new system will be announced soon. He says the change is needed to better inform Americans about the country's security posture. This will be the third terror alert... more »
  • Amoeba detected in one Houma water system

    August 17, 2015 7:40 PM

    HOUMA - State health officials said tests recently found an amoeba in Houma's Schriever Water System, which serves around 97,000 people in Terrebonne Parish. The Department of Health and Hospitals said despite the presence of the amoeba, Naegleria fowleri, the water is still safe to drink. DHH tested... more »
  • Landlords file sewage claims with city of Baton Rouge Play Video

    June 25, 2015 6:17 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Four apartment owners whose sewer lines were backed up in April are waiting for a settlement from the city of Baton Rouge to cover the damage it caused, a situation that's also causing red ink to overflow in the city's budget. Since 2006 the city-parish has... more »
  • Pointe Coupee gets updated 911 system

    May 21, 2015 6:51 PM

    MORGANZA - Pointe Coupee's communication center is getting a face-lift to help better track 911 calls throughout the area. The current system has been up and running for more than a decade, handling about 300 calls a day. Officials say they've reached the end of its lifespan, and the... more »
  • Obama to visit VA hospital, check progress on veterans care

    March 13, 2015 2:53 AM

    PHOENIX, AZ - President Barack Obama is making a first-time visit to the Arizona veterans' hospital that triggered a national examination into how the government cares for its former service members. The president will get an appraisal on the health system's progress and its lingering needs. Obama is traveling to... more »
  • Southwest grounding 128 planes over missed inspections

    February 25, 2015 1:47 AM

    DALLAS, TX - Southwest Airlines says it has grounded 128 planes after failing to inspect backup hydraulic systems used to control the rudder if the main system fails. Southwest says it has canceled 90 flights so far. The grounding covers about one-fifth of its fleet. The airline said Tuesday night... more »
  • St. John schools seek bottled water amid amoeba crisis Play Video

    September 12, 2014 3:22 AM

    EDGARD, LA - As the St. John the Baptist Parish government continues trying to eradicate a potentially fatal brain-damaging amoeba from a portion of its water system, the St. John School Board has declared a state of emergency. The declaration allows the school system to bypass public bid laws to... more »
  • St. John purging water system after amoeba found Play Video

    August 28, 2014 2:02 AM

    BATON ROUGE - St. John the Baptist is using chlorine to flush a water system on the east bank of the Mississippi River after tests showed the presence of a dangerous amoeba. The state Department of Health and Hospitals said the Naegleria fowleri amoeba was found in the water system... more »
  • Residents hope to block EBR school redistricting

    August 19, 2014 3:23 AM

    BATON ROUGE - A group of East Baton Rouge Parish residents is back in court, hoping to block a new nine-member redistricting plan that shrank the size of the parish School Board by two seats. The residents filed court papers late Monday seeking an immediate review of a lower court... more »

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