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  • Seminar explores business use of Facebook

    June 8, 2014 10:27 PM

    MANDEVILLE, La. (AP) - The Louisiana Small Business Development Center at Southeastern Louisiana University will host a June 17 seminar focusing on business techniques for using the social media site Facebook. The free session will be held from 9 a.m.-noon at the St. Tammany Center, 21454 Koop Drive in Mandeville.... more »
  • Woman sues after STD diagnosis posted on Facebook

    June 7, 2014 8:33 AM

    CINCINNATI (AP) - An Ohio woman whose medical record was posted to Facebook, revealing her name and a syphilis diagnosis, has sued the hospital where she was treated and the worker who accessed her information. The 20-year-old Cincinnati woman, who filed the lawsuit this week in Hamilton County court,... more »
  • Robbery Suspect Friends Victim on Facebook

    June 1, 2014 3:02 AM

    Authorities say that a 28-year-old man suspected of robbing a woman at a Washington ferry terminal friended her on Facebook the next day. The Kitsap Sun reports Saturday that Riley Allen Mullins was charged Friday in Kitsap District Court with second-degree robbery. Authorities say a woman was sitting... more »
  • Facebook Page Created to Help Alleged 9-11 Vandal Play Video

    September 13, 2013 6:47 PM

    Two days after the 9-11 memorial in Downtown Lafayette was defaced, a group is rallying around the suspect. Salvador Perez remains behind bars tonight and is being held on $11,000 bond. He appeared before Judge Thomas Fredrick via video from the Lafayette Parish Correctional Center. Perez is facing charges... more »
  • Facebook HQ expansion approved by SF Bay city

    May 30, 2012 5:47 AM

    MENLO PARK, Calif. (AP) - A Silicon Valley city where Facebook has opened its new headquarters voted Tuesday to support an environmental impact report and development agreement for a project that will allow the social media giant to employ thousands more people at the campus. Under the deal, Facebook could... more »
  • Search for Mickey Shunick Goes Viral on Social Media, National Media

    May 22, 2012 7:48 PM

    The search for Mickey Shunick has exploded on a national level and on social media. Before there were search parties on the ground, a Facebook campaign to find her was already in full swing. An online team is working around the clock at the volunteer headquarters on Ryan Street.... more »
  • Facebook raises IPO price as offering nears

    May 15, 2012 7:25 AM

    NEW YORK (AP) - Facebook is raising the price at which it plans to sell stock to the public. The social networking company said in a regulatory filing Tuesday that it expects to sell its stock for between $34 and $38 per share. That's higher than a previous range of... more »
  • Facebook to make it easier to become organ donor

    May 1, 2012 9:56 AM

    NEW YORK (AP) - Facebook wants to help you share your organs. Users in the United States and the U.K. can enroll as organ donors via links to official registries on the world's biggest social networking site, said CEO Mark Zuckerberg. The links should make it easier for people... more »
  • 'Marley' to stream on Facebook while in theaters

    April 12, 2012 11:05 AM

    NEW YORK (AP) - The Bob Marley documentary "Marley" will stream on Facebook simultaneously during its theatrical opening, a signal that social media may also play a role in shifting movie release windows. Such day-and-date releases have become increasingly common in recent years for smaller independent films. But this... more »
  • Jindal revisits ban on sex offenders from Facebook

    March 2, 2012 6:14 AM

    BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - Gov. Bobby Jindal is again attempting to ban certain sex offenders from Facebook and other social networking sites, backing legislation Thursday that would rewrite a state law declared unconstitutional by a federal judge. Jindal said the prohibition is among anti-crime bills he's pushing in the... more »
  • Facebook Aims to Help Prevent Suicide

    December 13, 2011 7:15 AM

    MENLO PARK, Calif. (AP) - Facebook is making it easier for people who express suicidal thoughts on the social networking site to get help. A program launching Tuesday enables users to instantly connect with a crisis counselor from the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline through Facebook's "chat" messaging system. If a... more »
  • Facebook fights spammers armed with obscene pictures

    November 18, 2011 12:11 AM

    Disturbing images are popping up on Facebook feeds across the globe. Some pictures, violent. Others, pornographic. Under Facebook's safety terms, images like those are not allowed on the social network but somehow, these slipped by and attracted a lot of attention. "The whole point is to have shock value... more »
  • Police: School Fights Increasing, Facebook to Blame

    September 28, 2011 11:13 PM

    School fights and arrests are on the rise in Lafayette Parish schools. But who's fighting, and why, might come as a surprise. Acadiana High School Sophomore Kenneth Munoz said he's seen more fights this year at school, and said it's mostly girls starting trouble. "Negative comments really. It's... more »
  • Facebook wanted works in DeSoto Parish

    September 12, 2011 9:38 AM

    MANSFIELD, La. (AP) - Social networking, meet the most-wanted list. DeSoto Parish Sheriff's Sgt. Chato Atkins says the Crime Stoppers Felon of the Week features that he prepares for the office's Facebook page have brought at least 10 arrests. He tells The Times of Shreveport that one of the quickest... more »
  • Facebook teams with Time Warner to fight bullies

    July 12, 2011 10:36 AM

    SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Facebook and Time Warner are ganging up on bullies to address a problem that torments millions of children and young adults. The partnership announced Tuesday calls for Facebook and Time Warner to use their clout to raise awareness about bullying and encourage more people to report... more »
  • Lousiana Senate backs ban on prisoners using Facebook

    May 18, 2011 5:55 AM

    BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - State prisoners would be banned from using social networking sites like Facebook, if the Louisiana House agrees to a proposal backed by the state Senate. Delhi Sen. Francis Thompson, a Democrat, calls his bill a bid to end inappropriate use of Internet sites. The only... more »
  • Calif. Juror Ordered to Turn Over Facebook Posts

    February 6, 2011 1:33 PM

    SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) - A California judge has ordered a juror to turn over Facebook messages he posted during the trial of several alleged gang members. Sacramento Superior Court Judge Michael Kenny said Friday that Arturo Ramirez could face jail time if he doesn't give Facebook permission to disclose the... more »
  • Calif. man used Facebook to hack women's e-mails

    January 14, 2011 9:40 PM

    SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) - In a cautionary tale for users of social-networking sites, a California man has admitted using personal information he gleaned from Facebook to hack into woman's e-mail accounts, then send nude pictures of them to everyone in their address book. The California attorney general's office said Friday... more »
  • Former BR student arrested for Facebook threat

    December 1, 2010 9:56 PM

    BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - A 20-year-old former Woodlawn High School student has been arrested for making a threat on Facebook. East Baton Rouge Parish sheriff's deputies arrested William David Moulder on Wednesday, acting on reports that Moulder made threats on Facebook on Nov. 23. According to a news release... more »
  • Facebook Apps Transmitted Personal Info

    October 18, 2010 9:59 AM

    NEW YORK (AP) - The Wall Street Journal is reporting that 10 popular Facebook applications have been transmitting users' personal identifying information to dozens of advertising and Internet tracking companies. The newspaper said Monday that the breach also includes users who set all their information to be completely private. And... more »
  • FREE Sesame Street Live Tickets Available

    September 29, 2010 12:04 PM

    Become a fan of KATC's facebook page today! We have several family four packs of Sesame Street tickets to give away to the November shows at the Cajundome. Visit our facebook page for details.
  • Facebook Founder Pouring $100 Million into Newark's School System

    September 23, 2010 4:47 PM

    NEWARK, N.J. (AP) - Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg is about to make a lot of new friends: The 26-year-old tycoon is pouring $100 million of his staggering fortune into Newark's blighted school system after hitting it off with the mayor of the poverty-stricken city. The donation - which is being... more »
  • Motive Behind Assumption Teen's Threats Unclear

    September 17, 2010 10:04 AM

    NAPOLEONVILLE, La. (AP) - Assumption Parish authorities aren't discussing the possible motivations behind a black student's posting of racially oriented threats against other black students on the social networking site Facebook. 17-year-old Feronta Thompson was arrested Thursday and booked with terrorizing, cyberstalking, hate crime and theft of utility service. Sheriff... more »
  • ST. MARTIN PARISH SHERIFF'S OFFICE LAUNCHES FACEBOOK PAGE

    August 13, 2010 4:54 PM

    (St. Martinville, La.)-The St. Martin Parish Sheriff's Office has launched a Facebook page and Twitter feed in a continuing effort to keep the residents of St. Martin Parish informed. Citizens can receive breaking news updates on a variety of information such as press releases, crime alerts, safety alerts, and updates... more »
  • St. Martin Parish Using Social Networking

    August 13, 2010 4:50 PM

    The St. Martin Parish Sheriff's Office has launched a Facebook page and Twitter feed in a continuing effort to keep the residents of St. Martin Parish informed. Citizens can receive breaking news updates on a variety of information such as press releases, crime alerts, safety alerts, and updates on "most... more »
  • Rayne Police on Facebook

    August 6, 2010 5:49 PM

    Press Release: The City of Rayne is know using social media to communicate with its citizens. Chief Carroll Stelly stated "we have to use all the tools availible to us and public support and information is a top priority." This site will be utilized to obtain investigative leads as well... more »
  • Cyberbullying Bill Proposed in Louisiana

    April 20, 2010 9:53 AM

    BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - Harassing or intimidating someone by text message, e-mail or posts on social networking sites like Facebook would be deemed "cyberbullying" and would be a crime under a bill proposed by a Shreveport lawmaker. The House Criminal Justice Committee is scheduled... more »
  • Tips On Protecting Yourself From Cyberstalking

    April 15, 2010 7:41 PM

    Bullying has always been an issue with teens, but now more people are becoming the target of online bullying. Attorney Greg Guidry says, "it's clearly well beyond just schools." Some bullies are creating fake Facebook pages and using them to harass their victims, but attorney Greg... more »
  • Louisiana's Past Helps Haiti Relief Efforts

    January 20, 2010 7:20 PM

    When things in Haiti settle down, rebuilding efforts will come soon after. An area of concern is the language barrier between American relief workers and the Haitian people. But a part of Louisiana's past is meeting with the present to help bridge the gap. Stephen Ortego runs... more »
  • Social Networking and Shopping

    November 26, 2009 6:38 PM

    At Lafayette's Best Buy shoppers lined up starting at 10:30 p.m. Wednesday night, hoping to be the first to take advantage of Black Friday deals. "There are really good deals on T.V.'s, laptops too, it wasn't [anything] like this last year," said Ben Leblanc, who pitched a tent in front... more »
  • Facebook Stalking: Settings

    November 19, 2009 1:14 PM

    When it comes to privacy settings on Facebook users have several choices---"Everyone", "Friends of Friends" or "Only Friends". But it's the "My Network and Friends" setting that seem to confuse people...
  • Word of the Year

    November 17, 2009 10:29 AM

    NEW YORK (AP) - What word sums up 2009? How about "unfriend"? That's the New Oxford American Dictionary's 2009 Word of the Year. It means to remove someone as a friend on a social networking Web site such as Facebook. Each year, Oxford University Press tracks how the English language... more »
  • FREE, Online Concert

    November 12, 2009 2:24 PM

    CYBERSPACE (AP) - Wanna go to a concert by Alicia Keys, Daughtry or Usher? A new Web site lets you do so - without even leaving your home. The new concert-viewing Web site gives music fans the opportunity to see the virtual "shows" from any number of different angles. You... more »
  • Facebook Stalking: "College Student"

    November 10, 2009 3:07 PM

    Think only your "Facebook Friends" have access to your profile? Think again. First, we call her " College Student". She's an LSUE student who uses Facebook mostly for social reasons. She has lots of pics with friends, including one she may not want a potential employer to see. ... more »
  • Facebook Stalking: "Soccer Mom"

    November 10, 2009 2:21 PM

    One Acadiana mom is leading readers on her family adventure. The other person I followed, we call her "Soccor Mom". On her facebook page, she posts lots of pics of her kids and even includes information about when her husband goes to work offshore and she and the kids... more »
  • FACEBOOK will memorialize profiles of dead members

    October 28, 2009 10:02 AM

    NEW YORK (AP) - Even when you're gone, your Facebook profile can live on. Facebook reminded users this week that it will "memorialize" profiles of the dead if their friends or family request it. The site will remove contact information and bar people from logging in as the deceased person.... more »
  • Lafayette Board fires teacher

    October 22, 2009 10:13 AM

    LAFAYETTE, La. (AP) - An eighth-grade history teacher who allegedly discussed and distributed inappropriate information to students and sued the Lafayette Parish School Board in an attempt to bar it from using evidence of the allegations has been terminated. The termination of Lafayette Middle School teacher Christopher Jude Fero was... more »
  • Lafayette board sets vote on teacher's termination

    October 20, 2009 8:10 AM

    LAFAYETTE, La. (AP) - The Lafayette Parish School Board is expected to decide Wednesday whether to uphold the termination of a middle school teacher for alleged misconduct. Jude Fero, an eighth-grade social studies teacher at Lafayette Middle School, was recommended for termination in May. The recommendation by Director of Schools... more »

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