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  • Soon You'll Be Able to Order Taco Bell from Your Phone

    February 24, 2014 7:31 AM

    Taco Bell is not a thing you plan to eat, per se. After a few drinks or a bad day, it just sort of happens. That's why we're so excited about the company's plan to release a mobile ordering app. According to the Nation's Restaurant News, the Taco Bell... more »
  • UK court: Mulcaire must reveal phone hacking names

    July 4, 2012 9:43 AM

    LONDON (AP) - A private investigator convicted of hacking phones for a Rupert Murdoch-owned tabloid must reveal who at the newspaper ordered him to do it, Britain's Supreme Court ruled Wednesday. Glenn Mulcaire was jailed briefly in 2007 for eavesdropping on the voicemail messages of royal aides on behalf of... more »
  • Kenner PD warns about pre-recorded phone scam

    February 3, 2012 8:59 AM

    KENNER, La. (AP) - Some Kenner residents received pre-recorded telephone calls this week indicating that a family member was arrested or involved in a serious accident. It was a scam, according to the Kenner Police Department. A spokesman for the department said Thursday the calls are apparently an attempt to... more »
  • Laf. School Board Lightens Cell Phone Policy

    January 18, 2012 11:36 PM

    The Lafayette Parish School Board dealt with a cell phone policy that wasn't sitting well with many students and their parents at Wednesday night's meeting. Board members made the call to change that policy, and that means students will be getting confiscated cell phones back soon. With a split... more »
  • TW-Telecom users were without phones earlier today

    July 16, 2011 3:54 PM

    TW-Telecom users in Southern Louisana were without phone service today. Representatives say storms moving through Lake Charles knocked out power to their main office. Roughly 140 claims were filed, but representatives weren't sure how many people were actually affected. The lines were down in Lake Charles, Baton Rouge, and Lafayette,... more »
  • Controller Distracted by Phone Call Was Cause of Midair Collision Over Hudson River Last Year

    September 14, 2010 3:57 PM

    WASHINGTON (AP) - Errors by an air traffic controller distracted by a personal phone call set the stage for a midair collision last year over the Hudson River between a tour helicopter and a small plane that claimed nine lives, a federal safety panel said Tuesday. While the National Transportation... more »
  • Wal-Mart Introduces Cell Phone Plan

    September 13, 2010 12:24 PM

    NEW YORK (AP) - Wal-Mart is introducing the first cell phone plan that uses the chain's own branding, further demonstrating its clout in getting special deals from wireless carriers. The Wal-Mart Family Mobile service will run on T-Mobile USA's network. Unlimited calling and texting will cost $45 per month for... more »
  • Platform Fire Captured on Cell Phone Camera

    September 3, 2010 2:14 AM

    As the Vermilion 380 platform burned Thursday morning and 13 men jumped to safety, a New Iberia man captured the fire from a platform just four miles away from the site. "I didn't hear an explosion, didn't see an explosion, didn't smell smoke or anything, it was just a... more »
  • Airplane Phone Attack

    August 19, 2010 4:05 PM

    SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Federal officials said Thursday a jetliner was being held on the tarmac at San Francisco's airport because of an alleged phone threat. Officials stopped American Airlines Flight 24, bound for New York's John F. Kennedy International Airport, before its scheduled takeoff at 7:30 a.m., the Transportation... more »
  • Music royalty talks consider cell phone mandate

    August 18, 2010 9:49 PM

    WASHINGTON (AP) - A long-running dispute between radio broadcasters and the recording industry over music royalties has taken an unexpected turn with a proposed settlement that threatens to drag the mobile phone industry into the ring. The compromise under discussion by radio broadcasters, recording labels and recording artists could include... more »
  • "Stolen Memories"

    August 2, 2010 6:46 PM

    A Breaux Bridge mother is enduring yet another loss, after a home invasion. Kelly Breaux says her family came back from a weekend of camping on Sunday to find their home had been ransacked. She said the thieves took off with 3 laptops, a camera, cell phone and other small... more »
  • San Francisco Board Passes Cell Phone Emission Law

    June 22, 2010 9:10 PM

    SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - San Francisco's Board of Supervisors has approved a new law requiring cell phone retailers to post the amount of radiation emitted by each phone they sell. The board voted 10-1 Tuesday to approve a first-of-its-kind ordinance that requires stores to disclose the phones' specific absorption rate,... more »
  • Naked Phone Spam

    June 17, 2010 11:53 AM

    SHREVEPORT, La. (AP) - A 23-year-old Shreveport man has been accused of sending naked pictures of himself to random cell phone numbers. Caddo Parish Sheriff Steve Prator says Marcus Miles of Shreveport was given a summons Wednesday on a charge of telephone communications harassment. The sheriff says Miles allegedly used... more »
  • Phone Tampering Activist Pleads Guilty

    May 26, 2010 12:15 PM

    NEW ORLEANS (AP) - Four conservative activists accused of trying to tamper with the phones in Sen. Mary Landrieu's office pleaded guilty to misdemeanor charges of entering federal property under false pretenses. James O'Keefe, 25, famous for wearing a pimp costume in a video that embarrassed the ACORN community organizing... more »
  • Handheld Phone Ban While Drive Clears Committee

    April 27, 2010 5:45 PM

    Two bills that would ban the use of handheld cell phones while driving breezed out of the House Transportation Committee Tuesday morning. Both would allow drivers to talk using hands-free devices. One measure (House Bill 863), sponsored by Rep. Charmaine Stiaes, D-New Orleans, originally... more »
  • Update to Senator Landrieu Phone Tampering Case

    March 26, 2010 5:24 PM

    NEW ORLEANS (AP) - Federal prosecutors filed reduced charges Friday against conservative activist James O'Keefe and three others who were accused of trying to tamper with the phones in Sen. Mary Landrieu's New Orleans office. The new charges are contained in a bill of information, which can only be filed... more »
  • Lost cell phone leads to pornography arrest

    February 22, 2010 10:43 AM

    On 02/20/10 the Morgan City PD received a complaint from an individual who found a cell phone on the ground at a local business. This individual stated that he looked through some of the information in an attempt to identify the owner and return it, and upon doing so noticed... more »
  • Mary Landrieu Reacts After Arrests Made

    January 26, 2010 8:20 PM

    WASHINGTON – U.S. Senator Mary Landrieu, D-La., today commented on the arrest of four individuals charged with entering federal property under false pretenses for the purpose of committing a felony. The incident occurred in Sen. Landrieu’s New Orleans office on Monday. Sen. Landrieu said: ... more »
  • Saints Win Ties Up Cell Phones

    January 26, 2010 11:03 AM

    MONROE, La. (AP) - When the New Orleans Saints won a Super Bowl berth, it tied up cell phone lines at the other end of the state. Monroe residents say there was a flurry of missed calls and text messages a few minutes after the game. AT&T spokeswoman Sue Sperry... more »
  • Phones Down at Lafayette Parish School Board

    January 21, 2010 11:48 AM

    The phones at the central office of the Lafayette Parish School Board are down due to a traffic accident. Utility crews are working on the problem, however there is no estimated time on when the phones will be operational again.
  • New laws take effect in La

    December 30, 2009 11:50 AM

    BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - Nearly two dozen new state statutes take effect with the start of the new year. Some are arcane or technical changes to existing laws while others are more sweeping. The new statutes will: -Increase the minimum auto insurance liability coverage required for drivers, boosting... more »
  • Two men wanted for robbery on Jefferson Street

    November 19, 2009 12:12 PM

    Victims Robbed at Gunpoint in Parking Lot On November 19, 2009, at approximately 1:00 am, two victims were standing by a vehicle behind a business in the 400 block of Jefferson Street when they were approached by two black males. One of the suspects produced a handgun and demanded... more »
  • Veteran's Day Cut-a-Thon

    November 9, 2009 4:01 PM

    Veterans Day Cut-a-Thon: Sport Clips Haircuts will host a Cut-a-Thon Veterans Day Wednesday, November 11, during which $1 per haircut service, as well as collected donations, will be made to the Veterans of Foreign Wars' Operation Uplink program for soldiers to call home this holiday season. We have w... more »
  • VERIZON'S asnwer to the iPhone

    October 29, 2009 8:37 AM

    NEW YORK (AP) - Verizon hopes that it has an iPhone killer. Verizon Wireless' answer to the iPhone is the Motorola Droid and it goes on sale Nov. 6. The after-rebate cost is $200 with a two-year contract. Verizon revealed details yesterday after an ad blitz. Verizon touts features that... more »
  • Officials Receive Complaints About Phone Solicitors

    October 12, 2009 2:26 PM

    In recent days the Lafayette Police Department has been contacted by residents regarding phone solicitation from an organization identified as "Puppy Patrol". The police department has no knowledge of the organization, nor if it is affiliated with any law enforcement agency in the area. Residents of Lafourche Parish were warned... more »

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