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  • Woman who threatened to burn home down with people inside arrested

    May 17, 2016 10:26 AM

    LABADIEVILLE - A woman was arrested after Assumption Parish deputies say she told them she planned to burn a house down with everyone inside. Deputies say they made contact with Ann Thibodaux at her home in Labadieville after her mom and sister reported she was making harassing phone calls.... more »
  • Ponchatoula High cleared, authorities investigating bomb threat call

    April 7, 2016 8:14 AM

    BATON ROUGE- Ponchatoula High School is closed today after officials received an anonymous threat. Tangipahoa school officials closed the school after someone made a bomb threat to the the Pontchatoula Police Department Wednesday morning. According to the Tangipahoa Parish Sheriff, the high school has been cleared and secure.... more »
  • Post office shut down after powdery substance found in letter

    January 29, 2016 11:25 AM

    NEW IBERIA - Authorities shut down the New Iberia Post Office after sheriff's investigators said they found a threatening letter with an unknown substance inside. Capt. Richard Fleming with the Iberia Parish Sheriff's Office said the threatening letter contained a powdery substance, which led postal officials to evacuate the... more »
  • FBI investigating threat to Plaquemine High School

    January 12, 2016 10:55 AM

    PLAQUEMINE - Administrators closed Plaquemine High School for the day Tuesday after the superintendent said someone phoned in a threat to the school. Iberville Schools Superintendent Ed Cancienne's office said students were sent home and buses turned around after arriving at the school out of an abundance of caution.... more »
  • Shreveport man shot to death at home

    January 10, 2016 6:15 PM

    SHREVEPORT - Shreveport police say a local man was shot to death after an argument in his family's home. Police say in a news release Sunday that 43-year-old Charles Ray Acklen died at the home late Saturday of multiple gunshot wounds to his upper body. Investigators say they were told... more »
  • Police in Munich warn of 'imminent threat' of terror attack

    December 31, 2015 5:29 PM

    BERLIN - Police in Munich are asking people to stay away from the city's main train station and a second train station in the city's Pasing neighborhood because of "serious, imminent threat" of a terror attack. Munich police say on Facebook that according to "serious information, there will be... more »
  • Man jailed after student threatened over "Star Wars" spoiler

    December 22, 2015 1:02 PM

    HELENA, Mont. - An 18-year-old Helena man is charged with threatening to shoot a boy for sharing information about a subplot of the new "Star Wars" movie during an online conversation. Arthur Charles Roy was charged with felony assault with a weapon Monday during an appearance in Lewis and... more »
  • Runnels schools closed due to threat

    December 18, 2015 8:40 AM

    BATON ROUGE- Both campuses of the Runnels School will be closed on Friday due to a threat. According to the school's website, the threat was received Thursday night. The school released an emergency notice stating that law enforcement officials are working to determine the credibility of the threat. No more... more »
  • LA students returning to school after threat

    December 16, 2015 11:33 AM

    LOS ANGELES - Students are heading back to class a day after an emailed threat triggered a shutdown of the vast Los Angeles Unified School District. School buses are rolling Wednesday morning and parents are dropping off children at campuses in the nation's second-largest school district. The decision Tuesday to... more »
  • Williams back on air for NBC News with LA school closures

    December 15, 2015 3:12 PM

    LOS ANGELES - A threat of violence against Los Angeles schools brought Brian Williams back on-air for NBC News. In his first appearance since losing his anchor job, Williams handled a NBC News special report Tuesday on the closure of LA public schools. Lester Holt, who replaced Williams as "NBC... more »
  • New York dismisses threat that closed Los Angeles schools

    December 15, 2015 1:41 PM

    NEW YORK - Officials in New York say Los Angeles school officials overreacted today when they shut down every school in the nation's second-largest school district because of an emailed threat. The threat, sent to a school board member, raised fears of another attack like the deadly shooting in nearby... more »
  • Los Angeles Unified schools closed due to threat

    December 15, 2015 10:19 AM

    LOS ANGELES- All schools in the vast Los Angeles Unified School District have been ordered closed due to a threat. A law enforcement official says the threat that closed all schools in the vast Los Angeles Unified School District was emailed to a school board member and appeared to... more »
  • Police say Ark. State suspect initially wanted to kill people

    December 11, 2015 5:52 PM

    JONESBORO, Ark. - Police in Arkansas have released an audio tape in which a man tells an emergency dispatcher that he is on the Arkansas State University campus with gasoline, propane and a shotgun with only one shell. Jonesboro police say Brad Bartelt drove his truck onto a campus... more »
  • 3 arrested after bomb scare at Lafourche school

    December 1, 2015 5:24 PM

    THIBODAUX - Three students at Central Lafourche High School are in custody after a bomb scare at the school. Sheriff Craig Webre and Lafourche Parish Public Schools Superintendent Jo Ann Matthews said the arrests Tuesday came after the school was placed on lockdown when a note was found in a... more »
  • Suspect arrested in University of Chicago threat

    November 30, 2015 1:34 PM

    CHICAGO - Federal authorities say a suspect is in custody related to a threat at the University of Chicago that led to the school canceling all classes and activities scheduled for Monday on its main campus. Joseph Fitzpatrick, a spokesman for the U.S. attorney's office in Chicago, says the individual... more »
  • University of Chicago cancels Monday classes after threat

    November 29, 2015 10:24 PM

    CHICAGO - The University of Chicago is cancelling all classes and activities on its main campus Monday following an online threat of gun violence. The university says in a statement Sunday night that a threat from an unknown person was passed on to the university by the FBI. The threat... more »
  • Threat rumors lead to Livonia students being pulled from class Play Video

    November 19, 2015 11:51 AM

    LIVONIA - The superintendent of Pointe Coupee Parish Schools said rumors and "misinformation" about a possible threat caused some parents of Livonia High School students to keep their kids home or check them out early Thursday. Superintendent Kevin Lemoine said there's no evidence a threat to the school was... more »
  • November 18, 2015 Morning News Pop Play Video

    November 18, 2015 8:05 AM

    Here are today's top stories: Gov. Bobby Jindal suspends presidential campaign Catholic charities received death threats over refugee Bank robber caught on camera, still on the loose Rapid improvements Updates all day, every day: FACEBOOK | TWITTER more »
  • 14-year-old to face terrorizing charges for Hammond school threat Play Video

    October 27, 2015 9:49 AM

    HAMMOND - Authorities said Tuesday that a 14-year-old in Hammond will face terrorizing charges for a threatening social media post. Hammond Police Chief Roddy Devall and Tangipahoa Parish Sheriff Daniel Edwards said they believe the boy made the post as a prank, but will have to face the consequences... more »
  • Cybersecurity: Senate takes initial step to bill's passage

    October 22, 2015 12:11 PM

    WASHINGTON - The Senate has taken an initial step toward passing a bill aimed at improving cybersecurity. The bill is intended to encourage the sharing of threat information among companies and the U.S. government. Thursday's 83-to-14 procedural vote was a healthy endorsement of the bill. It's opposed by companies... more »
  • LSUPD accuse student of making threats on CB radio

    October 13, 2015 10:45 PM

    BATON ROUGE – LSU Police arrested a 21-year-old university student after they said he made threats over a CB radio about shooting people at LSU's campus and detonating ammonium nitrate at a facility at the Port of Baton Rouge. Police charged Richard Bee of Mandeville with terrorizing after his... more »
  • BRPD: Man told wife 'I'm going to kill you and your kids'

    October 13, 2015 11:41 AM

    BATON ROUGE - Police arrested a Baton Rouge man during a domestic abuse investigation in which officers said they also found three emaciated dogs belonging to the suspect. BRPD accused 32-year-old Bobby Rogers of domestic abuse battery, aggravated assault with a firearm and cruelty to animals after his arrest... more »
  • 2 men held without bail for alleged threats to Pokemon event

    August 24, 2015 1:14 PM

    BOSTON - Police say two men from Iowa who made online threats against Pokemon competitors - referring to the Boston Marathon bombings and the Columbine High School massacre - were stopped as they tried to register for the World Pokemon Championships in Boston. Eighteen-year-old Kevin Norton, of Ames, and... more »
  • Deputies: Woman threatened to 'shoot' at movie theater

    July 27, 2015 7:56 AM

    BATON ROUGE - Authorities say a woman has been arrested at a Baton Rouge movie theater after threatening to shoot someone inside. Twenty-seven-year-old Gaynell Haydel of Baton Rouge was arrested Saturday and faces charges of terrorizing, disturbing the peace and resisting an officer. According to the East Baton Rouge Parish... more »
  • Threat called insane act

    July 13, 2015 8:56 PM

    CINCINNATI, OHIO- A former bartender who threatened to kill House Speaker John Boehner because he was the devil was found not guilty by reason of insanity. A federal judge found Michael Hoyt was insane at the time he made the threat. Hoyt was ordered back to a federal medical... more »
  • Woman wanted for bomb threat at Fairwood Library

    March 7, 2015 12:43 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Baton Rouge police say they are looking for a woman who threatened having a bomb strapped onto her inside Fairwood Library this afternoon. The report came in around 12:10 p.m. at the branch location on 12910 Old Hammond Hwy. Police say the woman fled the... more »
  • JetBlue flight searched after threat, nothing found

    January 27, 2015 2:16 AM

    BOSTON, MA - A JetBlue flight has returned to the gate before takeoff from Boston because of an unspecified threat, but authorities say nothing hazardous has been found. Massachusetts state police spokesman David Procopio says passengers were taken off Flight 321 to Palm Beach, Florida, on Monday night. Troopers with... more »
  • Ohio bartender accused of threatening to kill John Boehner

    January 14, 2015 2:11 AM

    CINCINNATI, OH - An Ohio bartender with a history of psychiatric illness has been indicted on a charge of threatening to murder House Speaker John Boehner. A grand jury indictment identifies the man as Cincinnati resident Michael R. Hoyt. It says the incident took place Oct. 29. A separate criminal... more »
  • Obama says US must up its game on cyberthreats

    January 13, 2015 3:04 PM

    WASHINGTON - President Barack Obama says recent cyberthreats to Sony and the military's U.S. Central Command are reminders of the serious threats facing the U.S. Obama unveiled a proposal for cybersecurity legislation at the National Cybersecurity and Communications Integration Center just outside Washington. He says cyberthreats pose "an enormous challenge."... more »
  • FBI notes threat to major bridge at Memphis, Tenn.

    December 23, 2014 5:03 PM

    LITTLE ROCK, Ark. - The FBI says it wants law officers assigned to areas around a Mississippi River bridge at Memphis, Tennessee, to help keep an eye on the span after a vague threat came in warning of an attack. FBI spokesmen said Tuesday the threat against the Interstate 40... more »
  • FBI investigating threat made against the Grove at Ole Miss

    November 26, 2014 2:44 PM

    OXFORD, Miss.- The FBI is looking into an anonymous threat made against trees and shrubs in the Grove at the University of Mississippi. The Grove is a popular spot on the Oxford campus for pre-game and postgame tailgating. The Ole Miss football team also walks through the Grove on... more »
  • National guard hosts mock terrorist attack Play Video

    September 25, 2014 4:22 PM

    PLAQUEMINE - The Louisiana National Guard conducted an anti-terrorism exercise Thursday morning. Several local, state, and federal agencies took part in the exercise along with the National Guard. Officials say the exercise happened so that they could see how well everyone worked together in the event an emergency... more »
  • Alabama says no weapons found after dorm lockdown Play Video

    September 22, 2014 1:55 AM

    TUSCALOOSA, AL - The University of Alabama says police have searched a dormitory after receiving reports of people with firearms, but a thorough search found no weapons or unauthorized people. In a statement on its website, the university said the information provided to university police and other law enforcement agencies... more »
  • Gonzales man arrested for deadly threats to public officials

    September 19, 2014 9:38 PM

    ASCENSION - Deputies arrested a Gonzales man Friday for allegedly threatening to kill a local judge and a district attorney. Officials arrested Paul Cleveland, 71, at his home on Cornerview Road after allegedly making threats to the judge and the district attorney working his case for his previous DWI... more »
  • Police: High school threats a 'prank'

    September 9, 2014 3:53 PM

    SLIDELL - Police said a threat made through social media that targeted Salmen High School in Slidell was a prank and that a full-scale investigation is underway. According to Slidell Police, students were not in danger at any time after the threats were made. "I can assure you... more »
  • Drunk man arrested after truck stop bomb threat

    July 15, 2014 3:02 PM

    ST. MARTINVILLE - Sheriff's deputies in St. Martin Parish said they arrested an "extremely intoxicated and uncooperative" man after he threatened to blow up a truck stop with a bomb on Monday night. Deputies said 55-year-old Joseph Oquinn called them to report suspicious activity at a truck stop on... more »
  • Students arrested for Instagram school threats

    April 17, 2014 11:32 AM

    BATON ROUGE - Members of the School Drug Task Force arrested two students in East Baton Rouge Parish after they said the pair posted threats against their school on the social media network Instagram. An East Baton Rouge Sheriff's Office spokesperson said the Westdale Middle School students made threats... more »
  • Yatsenyuk flight checked after terrorism threat

    March 7, 2014 6:50 AM

    BERLIN - Authorities say they received a threat that a terrorist attack was planned on a plane carrying Ukraine Prime Minister Arseniy Yatsenyuk home after he had addressed European Union leaders in Brussels. Austria's Interior Ministry said Friday that after receiving a security warning from German flight controllers, SWAT teams... more »
  • Bomb threats cause MVSU games to be relocated

    January 18, 2014 2:42 PM

    ITTA BENA, Ms. - Two bomb threats at Mississippi Valley State University last week have prompted school officials to close the campus until Tuesday, evacuating students and moving Saturday's men's and women's basketball games against Alcorn State to Lorman, Miss. Monday's men's and women's games between MVSU and Southern have... more »
  • SU game canceled due to bomb threat at MVSU

    January 16, 2014 2:43 PM

    ITTA BENNA, Miss.- A bomb threat at Mississippi Valley State University has closed the campus through the weekend. Law enforcement officials are urging students to leave the campus. Due to the bomb threat, Mississippi Valley's game against the Southern Jaguars set for Monday night, has been canceled. ... more »
  • Teen arrested w/ hatchet, knife and pellet gun near schools

    September 23, 2013 3:04 PM

    WATSON- A teenager has been booked into juvenile jail after being arrested with a hatchet, knife and pellet gun near schools in Livingston Parish Monday. The sheriff's office did not release the name of the 15-year-old, because of his age. Deputies said the teenager was stopped on Cecil... more »
  • Suspect arrested in string of N.O. bomb threats

    August 21, 2013 3:33 PM

    NEW ORLEANS - Authorities have arrested a man suspected of calling in more than 40 bomb threats to the New Orleans Police Department this month. A criminal complaint filed Wednesday in federal court accuses the suspect, Jahvar Hooks, of making threats against schools, hotels, casinos and government buildings during a... more »
  • Bouvay given 24-year sentence for LSU bomb threat

    August 9, 2013 10:16 AM

    BATON ROUGE - A district judge sentenced William Bouvay to more than two decades in jail for calling in a fake bomb threat to LSU. Bouvay received a 24-year sentence at his hearing Friday morning in Baton Rouge. He pleaded guilty to the charges this past April. The... more »
  • White House threatens veto of House farm bill

    June 17, 2013 5:13 PM

    WASHINGTON - The White House is threatening to veto the House version of a massive, 5-year farm bill, saying food stamp cuts included in the legislation could leave some Americans hungry. The House is preparing to consider the bill this week. The legislation would cut $2 billion annually from food... more »
  • Man arrested for allegedly making bomb threat

    June 14, 2013 8:58 AM

    BOSSIER CITY- Investigators with the Bossier City Police and Fire Departments have arrested a 34-year-old man for allegedly phoning in a bomb threat to the offices of the University of Phoenix located at the Louisiana Boardwalk. The Times reports Tanner Jerome Raney, of Bossier City was arrested Thursday on a... more »
  • Sheriff looking into possible school threat Play Video

    May 22, 2013 5:53 PM

    LABADIEVILLE- A possible threat to students at Labadieville Middle is causing concern for at least one parent of a student at the school. The parent tells News 2 that a list was found with names of people who another group of students may have wanted to harm, including her... more »
  • Man arrested for pharmacy bomb threat

    April 22, 2013 11:15 AM

    CROWLEY - Police have arrested an Estherwood man accused of making a bomb threat at a pharmacy in Crowley. The Advertiser reports officers responded to a call from a Walgreens pharmacy Sunday night where the manager said he had received a bomb threat from a customer. Police arrested 32-year-old Sy... more »
  • Obama expects more provocations from North Korea

    April 16, 2013 8:48 AM

    WASHINGTON - President Barack Obama says he expects North Korea to make "more provocative moves" over the next several weeks. However, he says his administration does not believe Pyongyang has the capacity to put a nuclear warhead on a ballistic missile. His says his conclusion is based on current intelligence... more »
  • Man pleads guilty in LSU bomb threat

    April 15, 2013 3:24 PM

    BATON ROUGE - The man accused of calling in a bomb threat to LSU entered his plea in a Baton Rouge courtroom Monday. William Bouvay pleaded guilty to charges of communicating of false information of a planned bombing on school property and habitual offender. Bouvay made the call... more »
  • Biden: Threats to block gun bill 'embarrassing'

    April 9, 2013 2:51 PM

    WASHINGTON - Vice President Joe Biden says he refuses to believe a small group of senators will block a vote on gun legislation. The vice president says it would be "embarrassing" if a filibuster would be the climax of a national tragedy like the shooting at Connecticut's Sandy Hook Elementary... more »
  • Student accused of threatening to shoot others

    March 7, 2013 2:13 PM

    BAKER - Police arrested a Baker teen after they said she threatened to bring a gun to school and shoot several students. Chief Mike Knaps with Baker Police said officers arrested the 16-year-old girl in suspicion of disturbing the peace and terrorizing. Knaps said his officers were called... more »
  • N Korea vows to nuke US over sanctions

    March 7, 2013 7:37 AM

    SEOUL, South Korea - North Korea is vowing a pre-emptive nuclear strike against the United States. The harsh rhetoric today comes hours ahead of a vote by U.N. diplomats on whether to level new sanctions against Pyongyang for its recent nuclear test. An unidentified spokesman for Pyongyang's Foreign Ministry said... more »
  • Students return to schools after threats

    March 6, 2013 11:02 AM

    LAFITTE- Students were evacuated from two Jefferson Parish schools Wednesday after administrators said the campuses received threats. Students were permitted to return late Wednesday morning to Marrero Academy for Advanced Studies in Marrero and Fisher Middle-High School in Lafitte. Authorities say no threatening devices were found at the schools. Sherriff's... more »
  • 8th grader faces charges after school threat

    March 5, 2013 5:04 PM

    ST. FRANCISVILLE- A 13-year-old faces charges for terrorizing after calling-in a threat to West Feliciana Middle School Tuesday morning. Students were evacuated to the football stadium after the threat and were dismissed. The threat was determined to be a hoax. The teen, an 8th grader, has been... more »
  • Evacuations ordered after school receives threat

    February 25, 2013 2:03 PM

    NATCHITOCHES- Classes have been canceled at Northwestern State University in Natchitoches after a high school on campus received a bomb threat Monday. Shortly before noon, university police evacuated a number of buildings on campus, and at least one campus entrance was closed. No word on the details of... more »
  • Zachary High students mistake shooting threats Play Video

    February 22, 2013 5:49 PM

    ZACHARY - Ten percent of Zachary High School students were absent Friday because of threats made at another school, in another parish earlier this week. Kyle Blackburn, 18, from Denham Springs was arrested by the Livingston Parish Sheriff's Office Wednesday for Twitter messages he sent to Silliman Institute students... more »
  • Ky. inmate charged with threatening Obama family

    February 21, 2013 8:35 AM

    LOUISVILLE, Ky. - A Kentucky inmate is facing federal charges, accused of writing letters threatening the life of President Barack Obama, the first lady and their two daughters. A grand jury in Louisville on Wednesday charged Kentucky State Penitentiary Anthony D. Holliman with threatening the president and a second count... more »
  • Students accused of making threats against

    February 7, 2013 11:02 AM

    INDEPENDENCE - Security was beefed up at Independence High School after two students were arrested and accused of making threats against the school. Tangipahoa Parish Schools Superintendent Mark Kolwe said Principal Hugh Wallace said the students' grandmother called the sheriff's office Tuesday after finding written threats in the boys' room... more »
  • Three men arrested following long-standing feud Play Video

    January 29, 2013 4:50 PM

    BAYOU PIGEON - Less than 48 hours after he was released from jail, an Iberville Parish man was arrested and accused of breaking into his neighbor's house in Iberville Parish. That neighbor told News 2 it was the 13th time he broke into her home. "For about three... more »
  • Parent arrested, accused of threatening school class

    January 8, 2013 4:41 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Sheriff's deputies in East Baton Rouge arrested a parent after they said she made threats to her child's class and teacher, including references to the recent school shootings in Connecticut. Deputies arrested Donna Wilson, 44, in suspicion of terrorizing after the incident today at Magnolia Woods... more »

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