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  • Schools to decide on driving while talking cell phone ban

    May 21, 2014 6:31 PM

    BATON ROUGE- School districts and its schools will decide whether or not restrictions in specific school zones should include a ban on using handheld cell phones while driving through the area. A watered down version of the law was approved by lawmakers and heads to the governor's desk for... more »
  • Jury selection continues in BP engineer trial

    December 3, 2013 11:39 AM

    NEW ORLEANS- Jury selection is continuing in the case of a former BP engineer accused of obstruction of justice related to the 2010 oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico. The Justice Department has charged Kurt Mix with deleting text messages and voicemails in order to impede the investigation... more »
  • Town leaders urging residents for Code Red Play Video

    March 8, 2013 5:19 PM

    NEW ROADS - The city of New Roads is sounding a code red. "It's a way to communicate," Mayor Robert Myer said. His office is pushing an alert system that calls residents home and cell phones and sends text messages, instead of the old system that only called land... more »
  • FCC plans to make 911 texts available by May 2014

    December 7, 2012 12:31 PM

    WASHINGTON - The Federal Communications Commission says the nation's four largest wireless carriers have agreed to make emergency 911 texts available nationwide by May 2014. Major rollouts of the texting system are expected next year. The agency said Thursday that under the agreement with AT&T, Verizon, Sprint and T-Mobile, more... more »
  • Pres. Barack Obama's victory speech Play Video

    November 7, 2012 12:34 PM

    CHICAGO - Here is the full text and video of Pres. Barack Obama's victory speech after securing a second term in the 2012 race for the White House. ----- Thank you so much. Tonight, more than 200 years after a former colony won the right to determine its... more »
  • Scholar: Jesus talks of wife in ancient script

    September 18, 2012 4:16 PM

    BOSTON - A Harvard University professor has unveiled a fourth century fragment of papyrus that she says is the only existing ancient text that quotes Jesus explicitly referring to having a wife. Karen King, an expert in the history of Christianity, says the text contains a dialogue in which Jesus... more »
  • Man arrested after meth offer texted to officer

    September 7, 2012 12:51 PM

    LEWISTON, Idaho - An Idaho man apparently trying to get the most bang for his drug-purchasing buck accidentally texted a narcotics detective while he searched for people to join him in a methamphetamine buy. Police in Lewiston arrested 37-year-old Aaron D. Templeton Wednesday on suspicion of conspiracy to deliver methamphetamine.... more »
  • Sketchy text messages likely just that Play Video

    April 9, 2012 10:14 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Recent text messages sent to your phone claim to be offering some sort of prize. But, that's not necessarily the case. "It might be phishing which is trying to get personal information from you" said Sue Sperry with AT&T. It's a type of spam targeting... more »
  • Former library official pleads guilty to child porn charge Play Video

    December 13, 2011 6:20 PM

    BATON ROUGE - The former second-in-command at the East Baton Rouge Library faces up to 20 years in prison after he plead guilty to attempted receipt of child porn. Aaron Brian Fielder, 42, signed a plea agreement in Alabama admitting to soliciting sex from who he thought was a... more »
  • All-clear given after suspicious bag found at LSU

    October 24, 2011 12:28 PM

    BATON ROUGE - LSU Police gave the all-clear a short time ago after they blocked off an area outside the campus library where an unattended black suitcase had been found. LSU Police notified the campus through the emergency text message system that the situation outside the Middleton Library had... more »
  • La. police say text leads to battery, drug arrests

    March 13, 2011 3:57 PM

    MONROE, La.- Louisiana authorities say a text message caused a fight that led to the arrest of two people, a woman charged with aggravated battery and a man charged with possession of marijuana. An arrest report by the Ouachita Parish Sheriff's Department said 25-year-old Jamie A. Howard and 24-year-old... more »
  • Senator urges use of online textbooks

    March 4, 2010 6:39 AM

    Senator Mike Michot of Lafayette wants public schools to start using Internet-based textbooks. Michot says he will ask the Senate staff to look into the possibilities and costs of replacing paper textbooks with books that are available to students using computers only. He also says the idea is an example... more »
  • 9th Ward field gets big support

    February 5, 2010 5:45 AM

    The plan to build a football stadium and track that would be used by the Carver High School teams as well as the public, picked up a couple of big supporters. New Orleans Saints quarterback Drew Brees and former NFL running back Marshall Faulk hope to raise the money necessary... more »
  • LSU emergency text message test results

    October 5, 2009 5:17 PM

    BATON ROUGE – The following are the results of the LSU Emergency Text Message Test from Tuesday, Sept. 29: The message was sent to 30,901 subscribers It took 12 minutes for the message to be issued to cellular carriers 87.6 percent successful... more »

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