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  • Three area school districts leading way in technology Play Video

    February 5, 2014 6:00 PM

    PRAIRIEVILLE- Ascension Parish Schools are one of nine districts in the state and three in our area highlighted for their use of technology in schools Wednesday. In the past two years the state has increased technology in school districts, with 47 districts meeting the state's expectations of one computer... more »
  • No. 15 Texas Tech hosts No. 18 Oklahoma State

    November 1, 2013 8:57 AM

    LUBBOCK, Texas- First-year coach Kliff Kingsbury thinks the past two games against Oklahoma State are motivation enough for Saturday night. Last year the Red Raiders lost at No. 18 Oklahoma State 59-21. Two years ago in Lubbock the Cowboys left with 66-6 win. Kingsbury has plastered the number 98 on... more »
  • Tech sessions focus on Islam in America

    September 21, 2013 11:19 AM

    RUSTON, La. (AP) - The Muslim experience in America will be the topic of a five-week series of discussions at Louisiana Tech University. The News-Star reports ( http://tnsne.ws/1aIzPCL ) that Tech assistant professor of history Nazir Atassi will lead the sessions. The program, titled "Let's Talk About It: Muslim Journeys,"... more »
  • Zachary considers tech park development

    June 16, 2013 10:28 AM

    ZACHARY, La. - Local officials say a proposed 70-acre technology park could bring business and jobs to the city. The Advocate reports the proposal calls for the city to provide a site that companies could build on without having to deal with zoning, environmental studies or pre-construction matters. Mayor David... more »
  • La. Tech Park opening video game incubator

    April 25, 2013 11:08 AM

    BATON ROUGE - The Louisiana Tech Park announced today they were opening a new studio for rising video game developers in Baton Rouge to get access to the tools and exposure they need to succeed. They said the "Level Up Lab" would be the first video game incubator in... more »
  • Man accused of child porn, unauthorized wireless access

    April 8, 2013 4:15 PM

    BATON ROUGE - The Attorney General's Office said their high tech crime unit caught a Baton Rouge man highjacking a wireless router to look at child porn. Authorities arrested Richard Wells-Lightsey, 26, on Friday as part of a joint investigation with the East Baton Rouge Sheriff's Office, AG's High... more »
  • No. 25 Louisiana Tech's success built on defense

    March 1, 2013 4:02 PM

    RUSTON - Second-year Louisiana Tech coach Michael White quickly realized his team wasn't the best at shooting, rebounding or handling the ball. But these Bulldogs run - constantly. It's working for No. 25 Louisiana Tech, which is on a 17-game winning streak mainly because of its frantic, full-court press that's... more »
  • Holtz brings in first La Tech recruiting class of 21

    February 6, 2013 10:03 PM

    RUSTON, La. - Skip Holtz's first recruiting class as head coach of Louisiana Tech is comprised of 21 players from five states, with a balance of high school and junior college players. Holtz has taken over for Sonny Dykes, who left after last season to become the head coach at... more »
  • Louisiana Tech adds Petersen to staff

    January 16, 2013 4:18 PM

    RUSTON - Louisiana Tech has named Tony Petersen as the football team's new offensive coordinator and quarterbacks coach. Coach Skip Holtz said Wednesday that Petersen brings 20 years of experience at the NCAA Division I level and a background of wide open offenses to Tech's program. Petersen was the co-offensive... more »
  • TV-over-Internet service expands despite lawsuits

    January 8, 2013 12:39 PM

    NEW YORK - The Barry Diller-backed Internet company that challenges cable and satellite TV services by offering inexpensive live television online plans to expand beyond New York City this spring. In the wake of a federal court ruling that tentatively endorsed its legality, Aereo will bring its $8-a-month service to... more »
  • Va. gov invokes Tech slayings, offers his prayers

    December 14, 2012 1:54 PM

    RICHMOND, Va. - Saying his state still has painful memories from the mass April 2007 shootings at Virginia Tech, the governor extended his sympathies to Connecticut following an elementary school massacre. Gov. Bob McDonnell said his thoughts and prayers are with the families affected by Friday's shootings at Sandy Hook... more »
  • UL Board interviews Guice Tuesday

    December 3, 2012 10:20 AM

    BATON ROUGE - Louisiana Tech University may find out who its next president is going to be Tuesday. Les Guice, executive vice president and vice president for research and development at Louisiana Tech, was named the one remaining finalist by the search committee Thursday. The committee will recommend Guice be... more »
  • Apple sells 3M iPads after Mini launch

    November 5, 2012 10:38 AM

    NEW YORK - Apple says it sold 3 million iPads of all kinds in the first three days it sold the new Mini model. Apple started selling the Mini on Friday, starting at $329. It's a third smaller than the full-size iPad. The sales figure compares with 1.5... more »
  • La. Tech brings perfect record into game with A&M

    October 12, 2012 11:36 AM

    SHREVEPORT - Texas A&M and Louisiana Tech were supposed to meet to open the season, when neither team was a Top 25 candidate. On Saturday, when the Aggies and Bulldogs play their game that was postponed because of Hurricane Isaac, both teams are ranked and ready to move up. For... more »
  • Ga. Tech fires defensive coordinator Al Groh

    October 9, 2012 10:32 AM

    ATLANTA - Georgia Tech has fired defensive coordinator Al Groh. Head coach Paul Johnson announced the move Monday, two days after the Yellow Jackets (2-4, 1-3 Atlantic Coast Conference) lost 47-31 to Clemson. The previous week, Georgia Tech gave up 49 points in an embarrassing loss to Middle Tennessee. Groh,... more »
  • Apple: iPhone 5 in stores Sept. 21

    September 12, 2012 1:16 PM

    SAN FRANCISCO - Apple says the new iPhone 5 will be in stores in the U.S. and several other countries on Sept. 21. The other launch countries are Australia, Canada, France, Germany, Hong Kong, Japan, Singapore and the UK. A week later, the phone will be available in 22 more... more »
  • Amazon unveils new Kindle Fire models

    September 6, 2012 2:16 PM

    SANTA MONICA, Calif. - Amazon is updating its Kindle Fire tablet computer as it steps up competition with Apple's iPad and refreshing its whole line of Kindle gadgets. The basic model will cost $159, down from $199 for the old model. It will start shipping Sept. 14. It's also coming... more »
  • La. Tech: Worker tried to cover up mascot's death

    August 1, 2012 3:25 PM

    RUSTON - School officials said a worker tried to cover up the recent death of Louisiana Tech's mascot due to heat stroke, and was fired. Dr. Patrick Sexton, who cared for the school's mascot for the past four years, said Tech XX died Sunday after a worker left him... more »
  • Hunt on for Louisiana Tech mascot

    July 31, 2012 2:24 PM

    RUSTON - Two days after Louisiana Tech University's mascot Tech XX mysteriously disappeared the reward offered for his safe return is increasing. Tech XX, the 4-year-old English bulldog and face of the university, was last seen Sunday evening by a worker at the animal clinic where he was staying. The... more »
  • Feds: Hospital tech could have spread Hep C

    July 20, 2012 9:26 AM

    CONCORD, N.H. - Authorities in at least six states are investigating whether a traveling hospital technician accused of infecting 30 people with hepatitis C in New Hampshire exposed earlier patients to the liver-destroying disease. David Kwiatkowski, a former technician at Exeter Hospital, was arrested Thursday at a Massachusetts hospital... more »
  • Campaigns apply tech tools to ground game

    June 21, 2012 10:52 AM

    FAIRFAX, Va. - The presidential ground game has gone high tech, marrying old-school organizing work with innovative digital tools. Volunteers in Virginia for Mitt Romney's campaign wear red T-shirts that feature a digital code that voters can zap with their smart phones to learn more about the Republican presidential hopeful.... more »
  • Microsoft reveals "Surface" tablet in Los Angeles

    June 18, 2012 6:43 PM

    LOS ANGELES - Microsoft has unveiled Surface, a tablet computer to compete with Apple's iPad. CEO Steve Ballmer was on hand to announce the tablet, calling it part of a "whole new family of devices" the company is developing. The 9.3 millimeter thick tablet comes with a kickstand to hold... more »
  • Va. Tech marking 5 years since campus massacre

    April 16, 2012 7:02 AM

    BLACKSBURG, Va. - Each anniversary since the April 2007, massacre on the Virginia Tech campus, classes have been suspended for the day in memory of the 32 students and faculty killed in the rampage by a lone gunman who then killed himself. On Monday, the fifth anniversary of the deadliest... more »
  • La. Tech to open expanded intramural sports center

    April 2, 2012 2:27 PM

    RUSTON - Louisiana Tech University will soon approach health and fitness in a whole new way. The university is gearing up to unveil an extensive new addition to its Lambright Intramural Sports Center later this month, which will include an indoor competitive pool, an outdoor recreational pool with adjacent sundeck... more »
  • LSU on lookout for tech thieves Play Video

    March 28, 2012 6:03 PM

    BATON ROUGE - LSU Police are warning students to watch out for tech thieves during peak study times. Thieves have stolen nearly a dozen cell phones and ten laptops since the beginning of the year, but Police say it's easier to fall victim during midterms and finals. "I... more »
  • Jury finds Va. Tech negligent in '07 shootings

    March 14, 2012 2:33 PM

    CHRISTIANSBURG, Va.- A jury has found Virginia Tech negligent for delaying a campus warning of the first shootings in a 2007 campus massacre that left 33 dead. Jurors returned the verdict Wednesday in a wrongful death civil suit brought by the parents of two students who were killed on April... more »
  • Police: Va. Tech shooter not person pulled over

    December 8, 2011 12:10 PM

    BLACKSBURG, Va. - State police say the gunman who killed a police officer at Virginia Tech appears to have walked into a parking lot and shot the officer during a traffic stop. Sgt. Robert Carpentieri says it appears that the shooter also was not in the car that was pulled... more »
  • Virginia Tech fined $55K for reponse to shootings

    March 29, 2011 3:15 PM

    RICHMOND, Va.- The U.S. Department of Education has fined Virginia Tech $55,000 for waiting too long to notify students during a 2007 shooting rampage. The amount was the maximum fine Tech faced for two violations of the federal Clery Act, which requires timely reporting of crimes on campus. ... more »
  • Mud activities made tech uncomfortable on BP rig

    December 7, 2010 10:57 AM

    A technician responsible for monitoring gas levels said he never considered using his authority to stop work on the doomed Gulf of Mexico oil rig, even though mud-moving activities in the hours before the blast made him uncomfortable. Joseph Keith, who works for a unit of Halliburton, told federal... more »
  • Former student arrested after Facebook threat

    December 1, 2010 4:35 PM

    BATON ROUGE – A 20-year-old former Woodlawn High School student was arrested after deputies said he admitted to threatening the school on Facebook. Investigators with the East Baton Rouge Sheriff’s Office said William Moulder admitted that on Nov. 23 he posted the following message to his Facebook page: “… people... more »

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