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  • Website, job fair set up to help laid-off oil, gas workers

    May 25, 2016 9:28 AM

    BATON ROUGE - An effort is underway in the Bayou Region of Louisiana to help workers affected by oil and gas industry downsizing to find training options and new jobs in south Louisiana. BayouOpportunity.com , a new website, will serve as a gateway to employment opportunities. A news release says... more »
  • Trump launches fundraising website for veterans

    January 28, 2016 1:34 PM

    DES MOINES, Iowa - Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump has launched a new website for collecting donations to veterans ahead of his event on Thursday evening. The link, which Trump posted on Twitter, includes the seal of the Donald J. Trump Foundation, and a form for contributions. It says that... more »
  • Major League Football launches new website

    December 23, 2015 11:22 AM

    LAKEWOOD RANCH, Fla. - Major League Football, Inc., a new, professional spring-football league scheduled to kick off in 2016, today announced it has launched its new official MLFB website. To support the increased interest of the league, is its players, fans and football related content, MLFB has upgraded and... more »
  • St. Mary Parish has new crime-reporting method

    November 20, 2015 11:50 AM

    FRANKLIN - The St. Mary Parish Sheriff's Office has announced a new crime-reporting feature that allows citizens to upload photos, videos, audio recordings and other files involving potential crimes to the Sheriff's Office website. The Sheriff's Office said in a statement Wednesday that those uploading the files have the... more »
  • Website offers window into Baton Rouge government spending

    July 23, 2015 8:05 AM

    BATON ROUGE- East Baton Rouge Parish residents now have a way to know where their tax dollars are going. Mayor-President Kip Holden says the parish launched "Open Budget BR" Wednesday, a website that breaks down city-parish spending and allows people to drill down into department, program, construction and service spending... more »
  • CVS Photo website credit card info possibly stolen in breach

    July 17, 2015 1:03 PM

    NEW YORK - CVS is warning customers that its online photo service may have suffered a data breach and has shut it down. The nation's second-largest drugstore chain says the site is being switched off as a precaution and that it has also sealed off related mobile device apps. Payment... more »
  • Public comments begin for Common Core review

    July 9, 2015 4:31 PM

    BATON ROUGE - The state began accepting public comments this week in their review of the Common Core education standards. People can review the English and math standards for different grades and leave feedback, such as whether they agree with the standard or if it should be moved to... more »
  • Deadline extended for online I-10 improvement survey Play Video

    May 27, 2015 3:03 PM

    BATON ROUGE - The Louisiana Department of Transportation & Development and Providence Engineering Team have made the decision to extend the deadline for community input in an online public survey concerning the I-10 Corridor Improvement Study. So far, traffic officials says they have collected input from about 8,300 area... more »
  • LSU asks for budget input on new website

    February 13, 2015 1:08 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Louisiana State University launched a website Friday detailing the dire budget situation the school is facing and asked for help finding ways to save money. The budget site lays out LSU's proposed share of $383 million in higher education cuts being discussed among lawmakers and the... more »
  • Fresh, healthy groceries delivered to your door Play Video

    January 28, 2015 8:21 AM

    BATON ROUGE - Eating local is a trend many people in Louisiana follow, but it can be easier said than done. A couple of food lovers decided to change that. Indie Plate delivers farm-fresh goods straight to your door. The fruits and vegetables are actually picked after you order... more »
  • Missing, unidentified persons database in La.

    January 21, 2015 10:23 PM

    BATON ROUGE - The Louisiana Repository for Missing and Unidentified Persons is a comprehensive database of computer generated images, made from the remains of people investigated by the FACES Lab and missing people and their computer generated present-day characteristics. The program was organized after a 2006 effort to pass... more »
  • New privacy concerns over government's health care website

    January 20, 2015 2:26 AM

    WASHINGTON, D.C. - The White House is calling for stronger cybersecurity protections for consumers. But a little-known side to the government's own health insurance website has prompted renewed privacy concerns. When you apply for coverage on HealthCare.gov, dozens of data companies may be able to tell that you are on... more »
  • Surge in health law sign-ups

    December 16, 2014 4:13 PM

    WASHINGTON - Sign-ups under President Barack Obama's health care law surged last week, driven by a deadline for getting covered by Jan. 1, officials said Tuesday. Unlike last year, the HealthCare.gov website was working well. More than 1 million people picked a plan from Dec. 6 through Dec. 12, bringing... more »
  • Some HealthCare.gov functions won't work overnight

    November 14, 2014 4:29 PM

    WASHINGTON - The Obama administration says some functions of HealthCare.gov will be temporarily shut down overnight as the website transitions to the start of sign-up season on Saturday. Spokeswoman Lori Lodes said Friday that consumers will not be able to update or start new 2014 applications during the overnight transition.... more »
  • More web woes ahead of Obamacare enrollment Play Video

    November 13, 2014 6:43 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Round two of enrollment for Obamacare starts Saturday and the government hopes signups are smoother after the website was overwhelmed the first time. Several changes were made to Healthcare.gov including a way to preview plans which will let people compare estimated premiums, deductibles and maximum out-of-pocket... more »
  • New website aims to enrich lives in the Capital City Play Video

    October 17, 2014 5:20 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Melissa Thompson from the Baton Rouge Area Chamber briefly visited with Brittney Weiss on our Friday 4 p.m. show to talk about a recently launched website designed to help residents of the Capital Region get the most out of life in the area. The site, called... more »
  • High court glitch delays news on gay marriage

    October 6, 2014 2:28 PM

    WASHINGTON - The Supreme Court says technical problems kept dozens of reporters at the court and people checking the court's website from learning immediately that the justices had rejected gay marriage appeals from five states. More than 30 pages were missing from copies of the court's list of more than... more »
  • Website gives panoramic view of Tiger Stadium

    September 26, 2014 2:43 PM

    BATON ROUGE- A new website is giving LSU Tiger football fans the chance to see themselves in Tiger Stadium on gameday. The new gigapixel viewer gives you a 360 degree picture of the stadium that's so sharp, you can zoom in on Les Miles, or anyone else that happened... more »
  • Hundreds visit La. job-matching site

    August 20, 2014 6:26 AM

    BATON ROUGE - State officials say more than 700 job seekers visited the Louisiana's new online service for matching employers' needs with workers' skills. On Monday, LouisianaJobConnection.com became available for the first time to job applicants. By that time, LJC Executive Director Kristi Barnett Williams says more than 600 employers... more »
  • Dept. of Education website back online Play Video

    August 19, 2014 3:38 AM

    BATON ROUGE - The Louisiana Department of Education's website is back online after a bill payment issue caused it to temporarily go down Monday. The LouisianaBelieves.com website was replaced by a "domain for sale" placeholder after the bill payment didn't process, according to the Department of Administration.The incident happened... more »
  • Dept. of Education website bill payment missed

    August 18, 2014 11:19 AM

    BATON ROUGE - Governor Bobby Jindal's administration said the state Department of Education's website should be back online later Monday, after a bill payment issue caused it to temporarily go down. The LouisianaBelieves.com website was replaced by a "domain for sale" placeholder after the bill payment didn't process, according... more »
  • State website will match employers and job seekers

    August 11, 2014 6:32 AM

    BATON ROUGE - The dating game between employers and skilled workers is about to become easier in Louisiana. On Aug. 18, state officials will make a free, online, matchmaking employment service available for the first time to both employers and job seekers who want only their top options. Louisiana Job... more »
  • Probe exposes flaws behind HealthCare.gov rollout

    July 30, 2014 12:16 PM

    WASHINGTON - Officials tell The Associated Press that a nonpartisan investigative report concludes that management failures by the Obama administration set the stage for the computer problems that paralyzed the HealthCare.gov website last fall. The Government Accountability Office - the investigative agency of Congress - will report Thursday on its... more »
  • Data problems could jeopardize health insurance coverage

    June 4, 2014 1:00 PM

    WASHINGTON - A government document provided to The Associated Press says more than 2 million people who got health insurance under President Barack Obama's law have data discrepancies that could jeopardize coverage for some. Two million people works out to about one out of four who signed up, creating a... more »
  • Tiger unsure of return

    May 6, 2014 7:38 PM

    ORLANDO, FLORIDA- Golfer Tiger Woods may not be on the course anytime soon. He says he hopes to be playing sometime this summer after he had back surgery last month. On his website he says it depends on how quickly he heals. He's 38 and has been... more »
  • Weekend tech maintenance to affect HealthCare.gov

    February 10, 2014 3:17 PM

    WASHINGTON - This time, they're giving you notice. Some consumers won't be able to finish their online health insurance applications this weekend because Social Security's computer system will be undergoing heavy maintenance. It will not be able to verify Social Security numbers and certain other personal details needed for... more »
  • Obama to meet with health insurance CEOs

    November 15, 2013 9:19 AM

    WASHINGTON - President Barack Obama, trying to rescue his much-criticized health care program, is set to discuss strategy with health insurance CEOs. The White House meeting scheduled for Friday comes after Obama announced a substantial change to the law. The president said Thursday that insurance companies can offer... more »
  • Convicts looking for love in wrong places

    November 13, 2013 10:34 PM

    BATON ROUGE- State prison advisers are trying to figure out who is creating online profiles for inmates in the state prison system. Pictures and biographies have surfaced on a website where inmates solicit pen pals. Some are looking for love on meetaninmate.com. "The department strongly discourages people who... more »
  • Few in La. use Obamacare site to get insurance

    November 13, 2013 9:35 PM

    BATON ROUGE- The problem-plagued Obamacare website has assisted fewer than 400 people in Louisiana in signing up for health insurance. The online marketplace is part of the president's health care revamp. The site has problems and left many people unable to enroll for coverage despite numerous attempts. Fewer... more »
  • House oversight panel probes health website woes

    November 13, 2013 8:22 AM

    WASHINGTON - The House's chief investigator will delve Wednesday into the technical issues behind the dysfunctional rollout of President Barack Obama's health care website. Republican Rep. Darrell Issa is probing whether the White House shares blame for the website's woes. At a hearing, he'll explore concerns about online security.... more »
  • GOP set to question Sebelius on health law

    October 28, 2013 7:50 AM

    WASHINGTON - Republicans plan to seek answers from Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius on the Obama administration's troubled debut of the website it is using to offer health insurance. And they are raising concerns about the privacy of information that applicants submit under the new system. ... more »
  • Obama calls trusted fixer to help health care site

    October 23, 2013 8:10 AM

    WASHINGTON - President Barack Obama has called in a trusted fixer to help correct problems with the new federal health care website. The White House says Jeffrey Zients will assist a team that is said to be working around the clock on the site. Since it opened Oct. 1, a... more »
  • Obama vows to fix health care signup problems

    October 21, 2013 8:03 AM

    WASHINGTON - A lot of people who've been trying to register for the online insurance exchanges that are part of President Barack Obama's health care law have been frustrated by computer problems -- but Obama says nobody is more frustrated about it than he is. Speaking at a Rose Garden... more »
  • Health care signup experiences more glitches

    October 8, 2013 7:41 AM

    WASHINGTON - Americans trying to sign up for health insurance under the new law are experiencing more problems. The online enrollment system was down again early today for upgrades. And consumers in different parts of the country reported delays Monday, as well as problems setting up security questions for... more »
  • United shuts down website bookings

    September 12, 2013 2:41 PM

    United Airlines was selling some tickets on Thursday for as little as five dollars before shutting down bookings on its website. Some customers were able to buy tickets before the airline stopped accepting orders on the website. United also is not taking reservations by phone. United has not made... more »
  • Men robbed at gunpoint in online dating scam Play Video

    August 9, 2013 5:20 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Police say a group is using a fake female profile on a dating website to rob men. 25-year-old David Washington has already been charged with six counts of robbery in connection to the crime. Police believe there are at least two other accomplices, including a woman.... more »
  • Murder video leads to charges

    July 17, 2013 7:56 PM

    TORONTO- The bizarre case of accused killer Luka Magnotta took another twist in Canada. Police charged the owner and operator of a website that showed video of the murder and dismemberment Magnotta is accused of. Mark Marek is charged with corrupting morals for posting the video and knowing it depicted... more »
  • Parents busted for running prostitution ring from family home Play Video

    July 10, 2013 3:21 PM

    BATON ROUGE- A set of parents were arrested and charged with running a prostitution ring from their home on Colonel Allen Court Wednesday. Police said Charles and Kaelice Smith were busted when an undercover detective found an ad on the website backpage.com, soliciting sex. Investigators said the wife was... more »
  • Wyden: FracFocus 'constructive' tool on drilling

    May 23, 2013 2:14 PM

    WASHINGTON - The chairman of the Senate Energy Committee says a website partially funded by the oil and gas industry is a constructive tool that could be used by federal regulators in requiring public disclosure of the chemicals used in hydraulic fracturing operations. Sen. Ron Wyden of Oregon stopped short... more »
  • IRS says quit checking so much

    February 14, 2013 7:26 PM

    The IRS requests taxpayers stop checking its website and phone app every few minutes for updates on when their refunds are going out. It says its "Where's my refund?" feature is being overwhelmed. Instead of checking every five minutes, the IRS says check the site once a day. The agency... more »
  • Union: Prosecutor's posts taint police reforms

    January 4, 2013 4:00 PM

    NEW ORLEANS - A group representing rank-and-file New Orleans police officers says a scandal spawned by a federal prosecutor's anonymous posts on a newspaper's website has poisoned a sweeping agreement to clean up the city's troubled police department. A court filing Friday by the Police Association of New Orleans urges... more »
  • Louisiana tourism officials plan fishing website

    January 1, 2013 10:04 AM

    BATON ROUGE - Louisiana anglers and those planning a fishing trip to the state will be able to get information, licenses and a spot to chat online with other fishermen at what state tourism officials call a fishing microsite opening early in January. Lt. Gov. Jay Dardenne says Louisiana is... more »

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