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  • 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 »
  • Texas man pleads guilty to threatening La. resident

    December 20, 2012 9:52 AM

    NEW ORLEANS - Federal prosecutors say a 46-year-old Texas man faces up to five years in prison and $250,000 in fines after pleading guilty to making calls and text messages threatening to injure a Louisiana resident. A news release says Isaac Medrano of Corpus Christi pleaded guilty Wednesday to... more »
  • Police developing leads after letters warned of attacks at area schools

    December 18, 2012 10:14 PM

    PONCHATOULA- Police officers are chasing leads after two letters were mailed to elementary schools with a vague threat Monday. A day after those letters were opened, investigators said they are moving forward with the investigation, developing clues from the two pieces of loose leaf paper. Police believe the... more »
  • Ind. man charged for threats to wife, school

    December 18, 2012 5:19 PM

    INDIANAPOLIS - A judge has set bond at $100,000 for an Indiana man charged with threatening a school massacre and telling his wife he would stab her with a screwdriver and kill her children and grandchildren. Sixty-year-old Von Meyer of Cedar Lake has been charged with intimidation, domestic battery and... more »
  • Letters suggest attacks at area schools

    December 17, 2012 3:36 PM

    PONCHATOULA- Two letters were mailed to elementary schools Monday, suggesting some sort of attack. Police said they are investigating, and believe the letters were mailed form the same location, possibly in the Tangipahoa Parish area. Police would not speak much about the situation, although they said they are... more »
  • Cops: Man plotted attack during 'Twilight' movie

    November 16, 2012 3:58 PM

    BOLIVAR, Mo. - A southwest Missouri man is accused of plotting to open fire inside a movie theater during a screening of the new "Twilight" film. Twenty-three-year-old Blaec Lammers of Bolivar was charged Friday with three felony counts, including making a terrorist threat. Bolivar police say his mother contacted authorities... more »
  • Federal case dismissed in LSU bomb threat

    November 14, 2012 4:19 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Federal prosecutors announced today they dropped their indictment against the man accused of calling in a false bomb threat which led to the full evacuation of LSU's campus. U. S. Attorney Donald Cazayoux's office said they dropped the case because the state's charges against William Bouvay... more »
  • Texas A&M bomb threat suspect charged in 2nd case

    November 9, 2012 3:45 PM

    COLLEGE STATION, Texas - A man charged with a bomb threat at Texas A&M University is now facing charges for a similar scare at Texas State University. A complaint unsealed this week accuses 19-year-old Dereon Kelly of using the email account of his girlfriend, Brittany Henderson, to send an Oct.... more »
  • 11-year-old arrested in bomb threat

    November 2, 2012 10:39 AM

    NAPOLEONVILLE - Sheriff's deputies arrested an Assumption Parish 11-year-old after they said he admitted to calling in a bomb threat to a Napoleonville pharmacy. Deputies said the threat was called in Tuesday morning to the Assumption Pharmacy on Washington Street. Authorities evacuated the pharmacy and nearby businesses while bomb... more »
  • Texas A&M campus reopens after bomb threat

    October 19, 2012 4:43 PM

    COLLEGE STATION, Texas - Texas A&M University police say the school's campus has reopened after an emailed bomb threat prompted an evacuation and building-by-building search. A&M Police Lt. Allan Baron says officials still are searching some buildings Friday afternoon, but no bombs have been found and people are being allowed... more »
  • Texas A&M evacuated, searched after bomb threat

    October 19, 2012 12:06 PM

    COLLEGE STATION, Texas - Authorities at Texas A&M said a building-by-building search is going on now at the campus, after a bomb threat was called in this morning. The university posted on their website they'd received a bomb threat, and classes the rest of the day had been canceled.... more »
  • LSU to change evacuation plan following bomb threat Play Video

    October 8, 2012 6:01 PM

    BATON ROUGE - LSU plans to study and change certain procedures in order to evacuate the campus more efficiently in the future. Last month, the entire campus was evacuated due to a bomb threat. It resulted in traffic james which kept thousands of students sitting still for some time... more »
  • 'Idol' divas Carey, Minaj take their feud public

    October 4, 2012 3:13 PM

    NEW YORK - Mariah Carey is accusing her fellow "American Idol" judge Nicki Minaj of threatening to shoot her. Carey reported the threat to Barbara Walters in a conversation reported on ABC's "The View" Thursday morning, giving new details of Tuesday's blowup between Carey and Minaj. Walters said... more »
  • No bomb found after threat forced airport evacuation

    September 20, 2012 9:42 PM

    BATON ROUGE- Authorities are hopeful, the person who threatened Baton Rouge Metro Airport Thursday will be arrested. At 4:30 p.m., a phone call was made to the airport. The caller stated there was a bomb in a black SUV in a parking garage. Ten minutes later, the airport was... more »
  • Airport returns to normal operations after bomb scare

    September 20, 2012 7:51 PM

    BATON ROUGE- Baton Rouge Metro Airport has re-opened and is operating on its normal Thursday night schedule after a bomb threat scrambled passengers, staff, and flight crews. No explosives were found. Airport managers said around 4:45 p.m. someone called a threat in to the airport and claimed a vehicle... more »
  • Baton Rouge airport evacuated after bomb threat Play Video

    September 20, 2012 5:17 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Authorities evacuated the Baton Rouge Metro Airport this afternoon after a bomb threat was called in. Airport managers said around 4:45 p.m. someone called a threat in to the airport and claimed a vehicle in the parking lot had a bomb inside. They evacuated the parking... more »
  • Bomb threat suspect indicted by federal grand jury

    September 20, 2012 3:38 PM

    BATON ROUGE - A federal grand jury returned an indictment today against the man accused of phoning in a bomb threat to the LSU campus earlier this week. The grand jury charged William Bouvay Jr., 42, with one count of willfully conveying false information concerning the attempt to destroy... more »
  • Bomb threat suspect accused of threats in the past Play Video

    September 19, 2012 10:10 AM

    BATON ROUGE - Authorities arrested a person overnight they said admitted to calling in a recent bomb threat to LSU, and arrest records show this isn't the first time he's been accused of making threats. LSU Police arrested William Bouvay Jr., 42, of Baton Rouge around midnight. They booked... more »
  • LSU hopes to learn from bomb scare Play Video

    September 18, 2012 5:59 PM

    BATON ROUGE- LSU cleared nearly 30,000 people off it's campus within about an hour after a bomb threat called into the 911 call center. The call came in around 10:30 a.m. Monday, and students were warned an hour later. LSU says during that time, the information had to transfered... more »
  • LSU back to normal after bomb scare

    September 18, 2012 10:40 AM

    BATON ROUGE - Louisiana State University officials say everything is back to normal a day after a bomb threat spawned an evacuation of the Baton Rouge campus. University spokesman Herb Vincent said Tuesday LSU police are leading the investigation into the caller who phoned in a bomb threat Monday morning.... more »
  • Lockdown lifted at four schools in the LSU area

    September 17, 2012 3:22 PM

    BATON ROUGE - School lockdowns have been lifted for four schools in the LSU area. East Baton Rouge Parish School Board officials put Buchanan Elementary, McKinley High School, Polk Elementary and University Terrace on lockdown as a precautionary measure following a bomb threat at LSU. School Board officials... more »
  • Bomb threat prompts evacuation at LSU

    September 17, 2012 11:34 AM

    BATON ROUGE - An emergency text message was sent to students and faculty at LSU about a bomb threat on campus. University officials say the campus is being evacuated. No specific location has been identified and LSUPD is investigating. There are 30,000 students, professors and university employees... more »
  • University of Texas campus reopening after threat

    September 14, 2012 12:11 PM

    AUSTIN, Texas - The University of Texas says all university buildings have been cleared and are reopening after a bomb threat prompted an evacuation of the Austin campus. The university posted on its website that all classes have been canceled for the remainder of the day Friday but other university... more »
  • Police: Wash. man pointed gun at pregnant smoker

    September 14, 2012 9:23 AM

    BELLINGHAM, Wash. - A Washington state man has been arrested on allegations that he pointed a handgun at a pregnant woman because she was smoking a cigarette. Bellingham police spokesman Mark Young says 24-year-old Justin Dain Palmer reportedly stopped his pickup truck Wednesday to shout at a smoker on... more »
  • Threat against Akin

    August 23, 2012 7:14 PM

    A threat made against Republican Congressman Todd Akin of Missouri is called an active and open investigation by U.S. Capitol Police. Akin is under fire for comments he made about rape, saying women's bodies have ways of preventing pregnancies in cases of what he called "legitimate rape." He's running for... more »
  • Prosecution: Holmes made threats before rampage

    August 23, 2012 4:10 PM

    CENTENNIAL, Colo. - Prosecutors say the suspect in the Colorado theater shooting made threats and was banned from the University of Colorado after failing a key exam six weeks before the rampage. They made the accusations about James Holmes in court Thursday as they tried to convince a judge to... more »
  • BRPD: Nothing dangerous about stolen truck

    August 15, 2012 2:54 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Police said they found nothing dangerous in a stolen truck abandoned behind a building on Market Place Avenue near Sherwood Forest, which prompted an evacuation as bomb squad members investigated. Cpl. L'Jean McKneely with Baton Rouge Police said earlier the truck reportedly smelled of a chemical,... more »
  • Bomb threat at Walter Reed medical center

    August 8, 2012 12:44 PM

    WASHINGTON - A bomb threat has been called in to the Walter Reed National Military Medical Center, forcing a building to be closed for three hours at the facility outside Washington. A military official says someone phoned in a threat minutes before 9 a.m. EDT Wednesday, saying a bomb would... more »
  • Oregon student expelled over threat seeks return

    July 26, 2012 3:10 PM

    PORTLAND, Ore. - A Portland State University graduate student expelled after allegedly threatening violence against a faculty member wants to return to the university. Henry Liu has filed for an administrative review of his expulsion. A hearing is set for Aug. 3. The university banned Liu from campus... more »
  • Girl, 13, accused of calling in bomb threat

    July 24, 2012 8:56 AM

    LAKE CHARLES - Sheriff's deputies say a 13-year-old girl was arrested after calling in a bomb threat to a Dollar General Store on La. Highway 14. Calcasieu Parish Sheriff's Office spokeswoman Kim Myers says a store employee received a call Monday about the bomb threat. Myers said customers... more »
  • Threat on Facebook, student arrested

    May 11, 2012 5:19 PM

    BOSSIER CITY - Police say a 17-year-old student at Parkway High School has been arrested after school officials found a posting on Facebook describing violent threats to the high school. Bossier Parish sheriff's deputies say the teen was arrested Tuesday on a charge of terrorizing after posting a detailed sketch... more »
  • Threatening Tweets surround Lil Boosie trial

    May 7, 2012 9:33 PM

    BATON ROUGE- Tweeted threats are forcing tighter security in the high-profile murder-for-hire trial of rapper Lil Boosie. A fan of Torrence Hatch threatened to kill the district attorney and shoot-up the courthouse. Monday night, Dedrick Green was in jail facing terrorizing and threatening a public official charges. And... more »
  • Teen arrested for alleged Facebook threats

    March 26, 2012 11:20 AM

    MANDEVILLE- A 14-year-old student at a school in St. Tammany Parish has been arrested on suspicion of posting threats against teachers and other students on the Facebook social networking website. Sheriff Jack Strain's office said the boy wrote that students were "going to die" Monday at Monteleone Junior High School... more »
  • Hearing delayed in Superdome bomb threat case

    March 13, 2012 6:48 AM

    NEW ORLEANS - The federal case against a Michigan man charged with phoning in a bomb threat to the Superdome during the New Orleans Saints' playoff win over the Detroit Lions in January is likely to be transferred from New Orleans to his home state. Thirty-four-year-old Shawn Payton, of Jackson,... more »
  • 2 teens arrested following Facebook post

    March 12, 2012 11:43 AM

    SPRINGFIELD- Two students at Springfield High School were arrested after deputies say they posted a threat of violence on Facebook. The Sheriff's Office was contacted by a concerned party that a post had been placed on Facebook advising that a shooting was to occur at Springfield High School on... more »
  • Maryland college student charged in rampage threat

    March 12, 2012 6:44 AM

    COLLEGE PARK, Md. - A University of Maryland student has been arrested and charged with posting an Internet threat claiming he planned to go on a shooting rampage on campus hoping to kill as many people as possible. Campus police said in a statement that 19-year-old Alexander Song of Fulton,... more »
  • Man charged with bomb threat during Saints game

    February 10, 2012 2:53 PM

    NEW ORLEANS - A Michigan man has been indicted by a federal grand jury on a charge he phoned in a bomb threat to the Superdome during the New Orleans Saints' playoff win over the Detroit Lions in January. The charge brought Friday against 34-year-old Shawn H. Payton, of Jackson,... more »
  • LSP still investigating threats against EBR DA's office

    June 15, 2011 3:20 PM

    BATON ROUGE - A State Police spokesperson said the investigation into threats made against District Attorney Hillar Moore's office is still ongoing, and that it led to more charges against Baton Rouge rapper Torrance Hatch, also known as "Li'l Boosie". Lt. Doug Cain said Hatch was arrested May 26... more »
  • New judge appointed in Trucko Stampley trial

    April 27, 2011 5:54 PM

    BATON ROUGE - A new judge has been appointed to preside over the quadruple-murder trial of Trucko Stampley in Baton Rouge. According to the Clerk of Court's office, Judge Bonnie Jackson was chosen by random allotment to take over for Louis Daniels, who recused himself yesterday. During a... more »
  • Judge: Threat that caused recusal came from Stampley

    April 27, 2011 2:36 PM

    BATON ROUGE - The Baton Rouge judge who has presided over Trucko Stampley's first-degree murder case for the past four years disqualified himself after revealing he received a "somewhat elaborate death threat" from the accused killer. State District Judge Lou Daniel, who has twice found Stampley competent to stand... more »
  • Convicted killer threatens jury, faces death

    March 26, 2011 12:33 PM

    GRETNA, La.- A 28-year-old Jefferson Parish man convicted of killing a store clerk in 2005 opted to take the stand during the sentencing phase of his trial and he told the jury he'd like to kill them all. He told one juror he wanted to cut his head off. ... more »
  • Feral swine pose threat across state

    January 15, 2011 10:15 AM

    BATON ROUGE, La.- Bands of "outlaws" are roaming Louisiana, creating problems for landowners, farmers, and wildlife. "Outlaw quadrupeds" is the description some state biologists use for feral hogs, which can grow to more than 400 pounds. They can destroy farmland, infect humans and livestock with disease, and compete with... 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 »
  • Obama: 'Credible' terrorist threat being probed

    October 29, 2010 3:34 PM

    WASHINGTON (AP) - President Barack Obama says the terror probe into suspicious packages believed to be linked to a plot by Yemen's al-Qaida branch is a "credible terrorist threat." The president spoke at the White House. He was first briefed about the terror probe Thursday night. Authorities are investigating a... more »
  • Husband sues La. firm in wife's death

    October 27, 2010 7:22 AM

    The husband of a Baton Rouge construction company worker shot to death at the business Dec. 23 claims the firm ignored a threat that the alleged shooter made when he was fired. James Coutee, whose wife Dianna Tullier was a clerical worker at Grady Crawford Construction Co., is seeking damages... more »
  • Peregrine falcons checked for Gulf oil taint

    October 19, 2010 5:51 AM

    Scientists studying the aftermath of BP's oil spill are looking at whether the pollution is a renewed threat to Peregrine falcons, which rebounded from the brink of extinction a generation ago. The research may also help determine the health of species lower down the food chain in the Gulf of... more »
  • Man sentenced for making bomb threat

    September 24, 2010 6:36 AM

    A 26-year-old White Castle man has been sentenced to 18 months in prison for making a false bomb threat at a petroleum refinery. Michael Miller pleaded guilty in June to phoning in the threat to security workers at the Marathon refinery in Garyville last year. Miller was a contractor who... more »
  • 14-year-old arrested, released after threat to kill teacher

    September 17, 2010 4:41 PM

    A 14-year-old Redemptorist High School student was arrested after his teacher overheard him saying he was going to kill her. Baton Rouge Police Department said it happened after the student got upset in the classroom, which led to a dispute while he was taking a test. The teacher then... more »
  • 17-year-old arrested in connection with Facebook threats

    September 16, 2010 2:04 PM

    Update : Authorities have identified the17-year-old student from Assumption High School who was arrested as part of an investigation into threats made on Facebook to other students at the school. The African American male student has been identified as Feronta Thompson, a junior at the high school. Sheriff Mike... more »
  • Parents sound off on Assumption HS Facebook threats

    September 15, 2010 10:38 PM

    Tonight the Assumption Parish School Board tried to calm fears after a racially-charged threat on Facebook. Half the students went home early today, even though deputies checked for weapons. News 2’s Kristy Davis got the latest on how the district plans to move forward. more »
  • Facebook threats put Assumption HS on high alert

    September 15, 2010 2:19 PM

    Administrators at Assumption High School said hundreds of students either did not come to school or were taken home early by their parents today, as deputies investigated threats made on Facebook. According to Superintendent Earl Martinez, around 200 students did not show up to school, and another 400 to... more »
  • UPDATE: Denham Springs man arrested in bank bomb threat

    September 13, 2010 10:48 AM

    UPDATE: Officials with the East Baton Rouge Sheriff's Office say they've arrested one man after an attempted bank robbery this morning. 43-year-old Louis W. Allen of Denham Springs was arrested in suspicion of attempted armed robbery and other charges after the incident at Whitney National Bank on Jones Creek... more »
  • Climate change center to be in Lower 9th Ward

    August 26, 2010 5:59 AM

    A $3.2 million center where people will learn about climate change and the threat of sea level rise is slated to be built in the Lower 9th Ward with federal and private dollars. The center will be constructed near a floodwall that broke during Hurricane Katrina, unleashing flood waters that... more »
  • Threatening call from California flight deemed "non-credible"

    August 19, 2010 2:39 PM

    UPDATE: A federal law enforcement official says a phoned-in threat that kept a New York-bound jetliner from taking off from San Francisco has been deemed non-credible. And the Transportation Security Agency said the plane was swept, no threat was found and all passengers are safe. The official says a threat... more »
  • Threat charge against suspended lawyer dismissed

    June 26, 2010 1:23 PM

    A federal indictment accusing a suspended attorney of e-mailing a threat to the bankruptcy court in New Orleans has been dismissed. A judge ruled that although the e-mail sent by Ashton O'Dwyer in January contained coarse language, it did not amount to a threat. O'Dwyer is undergoing a bankruptcy case.... more »
  • Gulf oil full of methane, adding new concerns

    June 18, 2010 7:13 AM

    The crude gushing from the ruptured well in the Gulf of Mexico contains vast amounts of natural gas that could pose a serious threat to the ecosystem. John Kessler is a Texas A&M University oceanographer. He says the oil emanating from the seafloor contains about 40 percent methane - compared... more »
  • Second scare in NYC

    May 5, 2010 11:52 PM

    The New York Police Department says a truck abandoned several yards from a toll booth near the Manhattan side of the Robert F. Kennedy Bridge is empty and isn't a threat. The bridge reopened for traffic around midnight after being closed briefly. Police say witnesses had reported seeing... more »
  • Study finds school lunches are national security threat

    April 20, 2010 5:31 AM

    A group of retired military officers says high-calorie school lunches are threatening national security. A study by the group Mission: Readiness finds that school lunches are making American kids so fat that fewer of them can meet the military's physical fitness standards, putting recruitment in jeopardy. The report says 27... more »
  • Man charged with threatening U.S. Senator

    April 6, 2010 8:30 PM

    A man in Washington state is the first ever charged with threatening to kill a U.S. Senator over her vote on health care reform. Democratic Senator Patty Murray got voicemail messages at her office saying she had a target on her back and "it only takes one piece of lead."... more »
  • Student arrested at Baker High School

    February 23, 2010 6:05 PM

    An 18-year-old student was arrested for threatening to punch the vice principal at Baker High School. Investigators say Brandon Scott became irate when he was given 10 days suspension for getting in a fight with a classmate. According to police, Scott lunged towards the administrator with a clenched... more »
  • Man arrested for threatening to kill President Obama

    January 4, 2010 6:55 PM

    A New Orleans man has been arrested and charged with threatening to kill President Barack Obama. In a court filing Monday, a Secret Service agent said 47-year-old John Turnpaugh dialed 911 early last Friday and told a New Orleans police dispatcher that he planned to kill the president and First... more »
  • BR mayor's sister arrested; accused of bribery, threatening

    December 30, 2009 8:40 AM

    The sister of Baton Rouge Mayor Kip Holden was arrested Tuesday for attempting to bribe a Baton Rouge man and threatening him, according to authorities. Evelyn Holden, 52, allegedly had a six-year affair with Marshall Jackson, 56. Holden is accused of trying to bribe the man for more cash... more »

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