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  • 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 »
  • 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 »

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