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  • Texting suicide verdict to be announced Friday

    June 15, 2017 8:14 PM

    BOSTON - A judge has reached a verdict in the trial of a Massachusetts woman charged with manslaughter for sending her boyfriend dozens of text messages encouraging him to kill himself. A court clerk said Judge Lawrence Moniz will announce his decision Friday in Bristol Juvenile Court in the trial... more »
  • Report: BRPD officer placed on leave for racially charged text message

    May 22, 2017 6:28 PM

    BATON ROUGE – A Baton Rouge Police Department officer has been placed on paid administrative leave after a group text he was involved in allegedly violated department policy. Sgt. Don Coppola says that Officer Blaine Dupuy was placed on leave starting May 18 for alleged policy violation related to... more »
  • East Feliciana Parish employee who used 'n word' resigns Play Video

    March 14, 2017 7:25 PM

    EAST FELICIANA – An East Feliciana Parish employee who admitted to a police jury last week that she used the "n word" has resigned. The police jury in East Feliciana Parish met on Tuesday night to discuss the fate Barbara Vail, known as "Babs" in East Feliciana Parish. Vail... more »
  • Man arrested after accidentally texting officer about drug deal

    January 9, 2017 3:42 PM

    PIERRE PART - Assumption Parish police arrested a drug dealer Monday after he mistakenly texted an officer details about a crystal meth delivery. An Assumption Parish Sheriff's deputy received a misdirected message from Dwayne Hebert, 39, in reference to a drug deal in Pierre Part. The officer played along... more »
  • Woman accused of sharing nude photos of husband's ex-wife to family

    January 3, 2017 11:39 AM

    BATON ROUGE – Deputies say a Baton Rouge woman has been charged after she sent nude photos of her husband's ex-wife to the victim's family in December. According to the East Baton Rouge Sheriff's Office, on Dec. 19 a victim told deputies that several family members had received a... more »
  • Woman shares Thanksgiving with teen she accidentally invited

    November 25, 2016 11:45 AM

    MESA, Ariz. - An Arizona woman who accidentally texted a stranger an invitation to Thanksgiving dinner has made good on her offer after it spread through social media. The Arizona Republic reports that Wanda Dench greeted 17-year-old Jamal Hinton with a hug before they sat down for dinner Thursday at... more »
  • Anti-bullying text campaign launched in Ascension Parish

    October 17, 2016 4:06 PM

    DONALDSONVILLE – Ascension Public Schools and the Ascension Parish Sheriff's Office have launched an anti-bullying campaign. The campaign, "Report Bullying!" features an anonymous text message reporting system that is monitored by the Ascension Parish Sheriff's Office. To report bullying, students can text to 847411, type in "APSO" and then... more »
  • AT&T starts 'Dallas Strong' text donations

    July 8, 2016 3:56 PM

    DALLAS – With AT&T's headquarters in downtown Dallas, the company has announced that it will be donating $50,000 in the aftermath of an ambush that led to a the deadly shooting of five police officers. AT&T's donation will be to the United Way of Metro Dallas "to direct to the... more »
  • Sheriff: Texts show suspect in deputy death plotting crimes

    June 24, 2016 6:05 PM

    NEW ORLEANS - A Louisiana sheriff says cellphone text message evidence shows the suspect in a deputy's shooting death had been plotting other crimes. Jefferson Parish Sheriff Newell Normand read texts laced with street slang and profanity from the phone of suspect Jerman Neveaux during a Friday news conference. Neveaux... more »
  • Notification system coming to Ponchatoula

    May 14, 2016 2:44 PM

    PONCHATOULA - Ponchatoula residents will soon be able to receive notifications by phone or text when city issues arise such as brown water. The Daily Star reports the city council has unanimously agreed to contract with the Everbridge company for a year to provide a citywide notification service. Residents requested... more »
  • WATCH: Miles ready as NCAA allows coaches to text recruits Play Video

    April 28, 2016 5:17 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Thursday marks the first day college coaches can contact high school recruits via texting. In a video posted on Facebook, LSU Coach Les Miles did a series of finger stretches to prepare. The NCAA deregulated electronic communication between coaches and recruits, meaning coaches can now send... more »
  • Rampant teen sexting prompts efforts to update child-porn laws

    March 17, 2016 4:37 PM

    DENVER — Rampant teen sexting has left politicians and law enforcement authorities around the country struggling to find some kind of legal middle ground between prosecuting students for child porn and letting them off the hook. Most states consider sexually explicit images of minors to be child pornography, meaning... more »
  • Re-trial date to be set next week for ex-BP engineer

    July 24, 2015 10:00 AM

    NEW ORLEANS- A former BP engineer who won a new trial in a criminal case arising from the 2010 Gulf of Mexico oil spill is expected to learn the date of that trial next week. Federal prosecutors accused Kurt Mix of deleting text messages about the amount of oil... more »

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