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  • Arrested man threatens deputies, Obama, government

    February 4, 2015 12:08 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Sheriff's deputies arrested and East Baton Rouge man Tuesday night after investigators said he directed a stream of obscene, threatening language at law enforcement which included threats of physical violence, bombings and arson. Niles Clay, 52, was arrested and charged with improper telephone communication, communicating false... more »
  • Texas theater schedules showing of 'Team America'

    December 18, 2014 5:17 PM

    RICHARDSON, TX - If it's a comedy featuring a North Korean leader that moviegoers want, that's what they'll get. After Sony canceled the release of "The Interview," which depicts a hapless assassination attempt on North Korean leader Kim Jong Un, a Dallas-area theater pledged to screen "Team America: World Police,"... more »
  • Sony hackers make ominous threats

    December 16, 2014 2:57 PM

    LOS ANGELES - Hackers calling themselves Guardians of Peace are making ominous threats against movie theaters showing the Sony Pictures film "The Interview." The threats make reference to the 9/11 terrorist attacks. "The Interview" is a comedy in which Seth Rogen and James Franco star as TV journalists involved in... more »
  • Supreme Court considers Facebook threats case

    December 1, 2014 11:32 AM

    WASHINGTON - Supreme Court justices are vigorously debating the Digital Age question of where the line should be drawn between free speech and illegal threats. The case argued Monday involves a Pennsylvania man convicted of making violent threats after he posted Facebook rants about killing his estranged wife, harming law... more »
  • Man arrested near BRCC for shooting spree threats check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    August 27, 2014 12:10 PM

    BATON ROUGE - A Baton Rouge man is locked up after threatening to go on a shooting spree near the Baton Rouge Community College campus Wednesday morning. Baton Rouge Police say 27-year-old Damien McCray of Baton Rouge said he was going to shoot 70 people while he was just... more »
  • Report: US spies on prominent Muslim-Americans

    July 9, 2014 10:26 AM

    WASHINGTON - A media account reports that the National Security Agency and the FBI covertly scanned the emails of five prominent Muslim-Americans under the government's secret surveillance program aimed at foreign terrorists and other national security threats. The report in The Intercept, an online magazine, said the targets included an... more »
  • All clear given at Zachary High after rumored threat

    February 22, 2013 10:11 AM

    ZACHARY - Law enforcement officials responded to Zachary High School this morning, after rumors surfaced yesterday about a possible threat to the campus. Zachary Police Chief David McDavid says extra officers and East Baton Rouge sheriff's deputies went to the school this morning "out of an abundance of caution,"... more »
  • EBR Schools monitoring social media check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    February 20, 2013 5:48 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Social media has changed the way many people interact on a daily basis. Sites like Facebook and Twitter is a great tool for communication, but it can also act as a gateway for cyberbullying and threats. This week, police arrested 18-year-old Kyle Blackburn after they said... more »
  • Authorities discuss Super Bowl security

    January 30, 2013 1:17 PM

    NEW ORLEANS - The FBI says no credible threats of terrorist activity have been reported as New Orleans prepares for Sunday's Super Bowl. The head of the New Orleans FBI office and other federal authorities, led by Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano, discussed security precautions at a news conference Wednesday.... more »
  • Teen, mother and sister arrested for thefts

    December 6, 2012 3:53 PM

    BAKER - Police arrested a mother and her two teenage children in connection with a series of burglaries which happened recently around Baker, then said they had to re-arrest one of the kids after they posted threatening messages on the internet. Police Chief Mike Knaps said on Monday detectives... more »
  • Former LSU, NFL player arrested for making threats

    May 28, 2012 10:26 AM

    PORT ALLEN - Sheriff's deputies in West Baton Rouge arrested a former LSU and NFL player after his neighbors said he made threatening remarks after a relative was shot. Deputies arrested Norman LeJeune last night in suspicion of public intimidation, terroristic threats and resisting arrest, according to Col. Richie... more »
  • Man arrested for alleged threats on Romney, Bush

    March 21, 2012 2:48 PM

    NEW ORLEANS - A man receiving treatment at a New Orleans psychiatric hospital has been arrested on a charge he threatened to kill Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney and former President George W. Bush. The Secret Service arrested William Thomas Driscoll on Wednesday. He allegedly told investigators earlier this... more »
  • Threats prompt extra patrols at area high school Monday

    March 11, 2012 11:34 PM

    PONCHATOULA- Tangipahoa Parish Sheriff's deputies are expected to be on the Ponchatoula High School campus Monday. ActionNews17.com , a community news website serving Tangipahoa and the Florida Parishes, reports deputies will be "highly visible" after threats were made to the school. WDSU TV in New Orleans also reports... more »
  • Security for DA's office increased during threat investigation

    June 15, 2011 10:20 PM

    BATON ROUGE- Security is increasing for people involved in the high-profile Lil' Boosie case. It's because of threats made against the District Attorney's Office in Baton Rouge. Investigators have not found credible concerns, but they are not taking chances. The rapper, Lil' Boosie, or Torrence Hatch, is in... more »
  • Golden Meadow man arrested for "threatening public official"

    February 21, 2011 11:33 AM

    LAFOURCHE- A man from Golden Meadow is facing a long list of charges, including threatening a state trooper. Brian Rogers, 35, was arrested Sunday for several traffic violations, including no license plate, and improper lane usage. He was released on a Summons. Later, troopers say he called headquarters... more »
  • Payday Loan Schemes

    December 7, 2010 7:46 PM

    Some people with payday loans are being contacted by bogus FBI agents who browbeat them to pay to avoid legal consequences. The FBI says borrowers who get the calls should notify their bank, major credit bureaus or law enforcement agencies. The FBI says the callers managed to get accurate data... more »
  • Extra security at Assumption High School after threats on Facebook

    September 15, 2010 8:19 AM

    More than a dozen additional deputies were present as Assumption High School students reported to classes on Wednesday morning after numerous complaints from parents regarding racially based threats posted on Facebook. Students were searched before being allowed to enter the campus. The investigation into this matter is in progress and... more »
  • Feds arrest former soldier in Baton Rouge

    July 5, 2010 3:57 PM

    A former soldier in Baton Rouge is behind bars, accused of making threats against the President of the United States, White House Officials, Governor Bobby Jindal and Louisiana Congressional Leaders. Abram Williams is being held at the East Baton Rouge Parish Prison without bond. Prison leaders told News 2,... more »
  • Man cries in court after arrest for threats

    April 8, 2010 8:24 PM

    A man accused of phone threats to House Speaker Nancy Pelosi cried during a court appearence when a federal magistrate initially refused his request to be released to a halfway house instead of jail. Gregory Lee Giusti of San Francisco appeared before Magistrate Judge Bernard Zimmerman. Guisti is charged with... more »
  • Man arrested for threats against Pelosi

    April 7, 2010 8:51 PM

    The FBI arrested a man in northern California for making threatening phone calls to House Speaker Nancy Pelosi for supporting the health care reform bill. Federal authorities would not identify the man who is said to have called her house in California and her office in Washington dozens of times.... more »
  • Republicans condemn threats against lawmakers

    March 25, 2010 12:28 PM

    Republicans are pleading with opponents of the Democratic health care overhaul to refrain from violence and threats. On the House floor this morning, GOP Congressman Mike Pence said passage of the bill that President Barack Obama signed into law earlier this week, is "no excuse for bigotry, threats or... more »
  • Man pleads guilty to threatening to kill President Obama

    February 2, 2010 4:21 PM

    A New Orleans man pled guilty today in federal court to making threats to kill President Obama. 47-year-old John Turnpaugh admitted to dialing 911 on December 30, 2009 and telling a New Orleans police dispatcher that he planned to kill the president and First lady Michelle Obama. A Secret Service... more »

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