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  • LPSS Increasing Security Measures Play Video

    July 31, 2013 7:20 PM

    Seventy-five new cameras are going up in Lafayette Parish schools ahead of the new year. Right now, the system has 276 cameras. However, more than a quarter of those are not working properly and they're being replaced. At Northside High, there are 72 cameras installed. A few miles... more »
  • Vermilion courthouse security funding at issue

    April 29, 2013 8:37 AM

    ABBEVILLE, La. (AP) - The Vermilion Parish Police Jury will try to hash out how it will pay for court-ordered security at the parish courthouse this week. Earlier this month, state District Judge Edward D. Rubin ordered parish officials - including Sheriff Michael Couvillon, police jurors and District Attorney Mike... more »
  • Security Beefed Up For Lavergne Hearing

    August 17, 2012 6:13 PM

    With such a high-profile case the Lafayette Sheriff's Department laid out a strict security detail for Brandon Lavergne's hearing. "We recognize the high risk and the community out pouring for justice," said Captain Kip Judice of the Lafayette Sheriff's Office. Deputies were not taking chances Friday as Brandon... more »
  • NSU offers homeland security degree

    March 5, 2012 6:17 AM

    NATCHITOCHES, La. (AP) - Northwestern State University is offering the state's first master's degree in homeland security starting this summer. It's an expansion of an adult education course currently offered that has a "concentration" in homeland security. Joe Morris, head of the Department of Criminal Justice, History and Social Sciences,... more »
  • Lafayette Social Security Thefts

    January 6, 2012 9:07 AM

    LAFAYETTE, La. (AP) - A 59-year-old woman and her adult children have pleaded guilty to cashing retirement and Social Security checks meant for a deceased uncle. U.S. Attorney Stephanie A. Finley says Alberta Murphy, her 33-year-old son, Learrick Murphy, and her 31-year-old daughter, Thelma Murphy, entered the plea to theft... more »
  • Lafayette Council to Vote on Bar Security Fee

    December 15, 2011 8:18 AM

    LAFAYETTE, La. (AP) - The Lafayette City-Parish Council is set to vote Tuesday on whether to stop collecting a fee charged to downtown bars to help pay for a special weekend police detail. The possible repeal of the fee comes after several downtown bars have stopped paying it and are... more »
  • Opelousas Police Pinched by Parades

    October 16, 2011 11:48 AM

    OPELOUSAS, La. (AP) - The Opelousas Board of Aldermen is taking a tough look at the cost of paying police to staff festival parades. The Daily World reported (http://bit.ly/dailyworld11112) the board has not yet adopted a city budget. Its fiscal year began on Sept. 1. Police Chief Perry Gallow told... more »
  • Terror Threat in NY and DC: Security

    September 9, 2011 9:36 AM

    WASHINGTON (AP) - There's a stronger police presence in the nation's capital and in New York City leading up to the 10th anniversary of the Sept. 11 attacks. That's because of the threat of a new attack that authorities are calling credible but unconfirmed. Homeland Security officials say they're investigating... more »
  • Alarming Scam

    June 18, 2011 6:47 PM

    Over several months we've received calls into the KATC newsroom about a possible scam involving security alarms. KATC'S Chris Welty spent the day Friday getting answers to many of your questions. "Something about it didn't ring true, and it set off my alarm bells." A door-to-door salesman knocked... more »
  • Residents Cry Out for Better Security at Student Apts

    April 4, 2011 11:33 PM

    A public outcry for better safety at a student apartment complex in Lafayette is growing louder this week after another armed robbery at Campus Edge Apartments. New numbers released by the Lafayette Police Department show an extensive history of theft and burglary incidents, as well as requests for more... more »
  • Two Held at Gunpoint and Robbed

    April 4, 2011 12:13 AM

    Two UL students targeted at their off campus apartment. The two women had just arrived home to Campus Edge, shut the door, and then two men entered their apartment--with a gun---demanding valuables. "I thought we were going to be dead." After a night out on the town one... more »
  • TSA rolling out new pat-down technique at airports

    October 28, 2010 9:22 PM

    WASHINGTON (AP) - The Transportation Security Administration is changing the way it pats down passengers at airports - moving from the screener's traditional hand pat to more of a hand-sliding motion, a law enforcement official said Thursday. The TSA regularly reviews and updates its screening procedures, agency spokeswoman Kristin Lee... more »
  • Security Zone Placed Around Deepwater Horizon Site

    October 27, 2010 11:49 AM

    NEW ORLEANS (AP) - The federal government has set up a security zone around the wreckage site of the Deepwater Horizon drilling rig, which lies on the sea floor about 50 miles southeast of the Louisiana coast after it exploded and sank in April, leading to the massive BP oil... more »
  • McDonough to be Number 2 Security Adviser

    October 22, 2010 10:54 AM

    WASHINGTON (AP) - An administration official says President Barack Obama is naming Denis McDonough to be his No. 2 national security adviser. Obama intends to name McDonough on Friday as deputy national security adviser, a move that had been expected. McDonough will serve under the national security adviser, Tom Donilon,... more »
  • Travel advice from former Homeland Security Chief

    October 4, 2010 7:35 AM

    WASHINGTON (AP) - Former Homeland Security Secretary Michael Chertoff says Americans planning trips to Europe need to pay close attention to the security alert for Europe. Chertoff, who headed the agency during the Bush administration,tells ABC's "Good Morning America" that the State Department's alert means tourists should take commonsense precautions,... more »
  • Guns in Churches Bill Being Reworked

    June 6, 2010 9:33 PM

    Churches are places where people come together and worship, but some state legislators believe churches need to have better security. Reverend Harold Trahan, pastor at St. Mary Catholic Church, said "I hope that if they do pass this law, that'll be up to the local pastor to say... more »
  • Tighter Security At State Capital

    March 24, 2010 12:59 PM

    BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - Security efforts at the Louisiana Capitol are being tightened. Public access to the building has been restricted to fewer entrances, X-ray machines scan bags for visitors and more people are working at security stations. House Speaker Jim Tucker says he and Senate President Joel Chaisson... more »
  • Vermillion Courthouse Beefs Up Security

    March 11, 2010 6:57 PM

    A break-in prompts an Acadiana courthouse to beef up security. An intoxicated man broke into the Vermillion Parish Courthouse early Saturday morning, but no one noticed until a janitor saw the broken window the next day. Although no one was hurt, the incident was a wake up call... more »
  • Government urged to take more active role in securing internet

    February 24, 2010 8:28 AM

    WASHINGTON (AP) - The Internet isn't a government entity, rather a network of interconnected computer systems. But industry experts say the U.S. government needs to take a more active role in making sure that the Internet remains secure. The analysts note as business and government rely more on the Internet,... more »
  • Lafayette council set vote on security fee

    February 16, 2010 8:24 AM

    LAFAYETTE, La. (AP) - The Lafayette City-Parish Council will vote this week on whether to scrap a security fee for downtown bars implemented last year. Councilman Brandon Shelvin is seeking to rescind a security fee the council imposed on downtown bars to help pay for a stronger police presence to... more »
  • The Governor's Office of Homeland Security and Emergency Preparedness

    December 9, 2009 10:20 AM

    BATON ROUGE (December 8, 2009) - The Governor's Office of Homeland Security and Emergency Preparedness (GOHSEP) is sending Individual Assistance and Public Assistance Technical Review Teams to assess damages after a weather system moved through southern Louisiana last night bringing flooding and power outages. Iberia, St. John the Baptist, and... more »
  • GOHSEP Crisis Action Team

    December 4, 2009 4:04 PM

    The Governor's Office of Homeland Security and Emergency Preparedness (GOHSEP) has activated the GOHSEP Crisis Action Team and state agencies are prepared to respond to forecasted winter weather conditions. GOHSEP is coordinating preparedness and response efforts with the Louisiana State Police, the Louisiana Department of Transportation and Development, and the... more »
  • Stolen Bras

    November 30, 2009 9:10 AM

    OMAHA, Neb. (AP) - Police in Nebraska report a couple of couples have a secret -- a Victoria's Secret. Officers are looking for two couples suspected of stealing 126 bras from the Victoria's Secret store at Omaha's Westroads Mall. The missing underthings are worth nearly 6,000 bucks. The stolen bras... more »
  • No major fixes for Windows 7

    November 12, 2009 2:21 PM

    SEATTLE (AP) - So far, so good for Microsoft's newest operating system for the personal computer. The new OS has reached its first few weeks on the market without the need for any security fixes. Windows 7 was released on October 22 and in the latest round of security patches... more »

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