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  • Mother accused of abuse, cruelty to 9 kids check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    September 28, 2015 12:31 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Police arrested a Baton Rouge woman after officers said she abused one of her nine children and forced them to sleep together in one room with no beds. Officers charged 27-year-old Leticia Brothers Saturday with abuse, cruelty to juveniles, criminal neglect and encouraging neglect or delinquency... more »
  • McDonald's, Tyson cut ties with farmer tied to abuse video

    August 27, 2015 2:07 PM

    NEW YORK - McDonald's and its supplier Tyson Foods say they've cut ties with a chicken farmer after an advocacy group released a video taken with a hidden camera that the group said showed abusive practices at its farm. The video was released by Mercy for Animals, an animal... more »
  • Couple accused of forcing teen to be sex slave

    August 12, 2015 10:26 PM

    PORT ST. LUCIE, Florida - A Florida couple is facing sexual assault charges after allegedly forcing a young teenager to be their sex slave. Rob and Marie Johnson were arrested Tuesday. Port St. Lucie Police say the 13-year-old girl went to live with the Johnsons after her mother died. The... more »
  • Judge upholds 40-year sentence given in child abuse case

    July 29, 2015 9:53 AM

    BATON ROUGE- A Baton Rouge judge is standing by the 40-year prison term he gave a St. Gabriel woman convicted of abusing her then-20-month-old stepson. After Charlotte Staggs was swiftly convicted of second-degree cruelty to a juvenile and sentenced in 2012, her attorney filed a motion in 2013 asking state... more »
  • Review of DCFS welcomed by all after discovery of malnourished teen check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    July 14, 2015 10:33 PM

    BATON ROUGE- Allegations are swirling that the Louisiana Department of Children and Family services may have ignored more cases, and the government agency is working to clear the air. Tuesday, State Representative Alfred Williams announced he has been contacted by fifteen people who feel their complaints to DCFS dealing... more »
  • Daycare owner charged with cruelty to foster child

    May 22, 2015 5:50 PM

    LACOMBE - Authorities accused a St. Tammany Parish woman of abusing her young foster daughter this week, and the arrest has state child care officials looking into their own practices. The St. Tammany Parish Sheriff's Office charged 40-year-old Trenique Faciane with one felony count of second degree cruelty to... more »
  • Clinic director among 27 in EBR charged in massive DEA operation

    May 20, 2015 3:57 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Federal authorities announced more than 280 people face charges for illegally distributing prescription drugs across the south, including the director of a rehab and detox clinic in Baton Rouge. The Drug Enforcement Administration's "Operation Pilluted" spent 15 months tracking the pill trade and involved nearly 1,000... more »
  • Woman accused of burning girl's hands, tying her to bed

    May 16, 2015 6:28 PM

    LAKE CHARLES - Calcasieu Parish sheriff's deputies say a 26-year-old woman has been accused of burning an 8-year-old's hands and tying her to a bed while the woman went to work and slept. On Friday Calcasieu Parish Sheriff's Office deputies say they arrested Kerrian Javana Clofer and charged her with... more »
  • House backs bill requiring casinos to pay for rape exams

    May 12, 2015 4:26 AM

    BATON ROUGE- The Louisiana House has agreed to steer an estimated $1.6 million in unclaimed gambling money annually to pay for rape victims' medical exams. With a 93-0 vote Monday, the bill by Rep. Helena Moreno, a Democrat from New Orleans, was sent to the Senate for consideration. The casino... more »
  • No evidence bluesman B.B. King is being abused

    May 7, 2015 3:14 PM

    LAS VEGAS - A dispute over B.B. King's health and wealth has been tossed out of court by a judge in Las Vegas who says two investigations found no evidence the blues legend is being abused. King's doctor says the 89-year-old musician is in home hospice care. Thursday's ruling keeps... more »
  • Senate backs lease protections for domestic abuse victims

    May 7, 2015 3:26 AM

    BATON ROUGE- A proposal to give domestic abuse victims new protections from eviction narrowly received passage from the state Senate. Sen. Sharon Weston Broome, a Baton Rouge Democrat, said her bill was an attempt to keep victims of domestic violence from being rendered homeless. The proposal would make it illegal... more »
  • Search underway for child predator in Clinton check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    April 20, 2015 5:02 PM

    CLINTON - Authorities are searching for a convicted child predator who skipped out on a sentencing hearing in East Feliciana Parish last week. Prentiss Corey Chavers, 35, was supposed to go to jail last week after he pleaded guilty to charges related to having sex with a young boy.... more »
  • Man accused of child abuse after son suffered from broken leg

    April 3, 2015 6:59 PM

    BATON ROUGE - A dad in Baton Rouge is in jail after his 7-month-old son ended up with a broken leg. Henry LeBoeuf, 22, is charged with cruelty to a juvenile after LeBoeuf fled authorities when they questioned him about his son's injury. However, his father Charles LeBoeuf is... more »
  • Tee-off against child abuse, neglect with Capital Area CASA check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    March 9, 2015 7:43 AM

    BATON ROUGE - Springtime is golf time. If you want to tee-off for a great cause, take a swing at the 4th annual Terracon Golf Benefit to support Capital Area CASA. The tournament is Monday, March 30th at University Club Golf Course (15333 Memorial Tower Dr.) in Baton Rouge.... more »
  • Saints' Galette sued by woman in home disturbance

    February 19, 2015 3:54 PM

    GRETNA - A woman allegedly beaten by New Orleans Saints linebacker Junior Galette in early January has filed a civil lawsuit accusing the NFL player of subjecting her to false imprisonment, human trafficking, rape and other types of physical and mental abuse. The lawsuit also contains allegations against several other... more »
  • Man accused of breaking woman's nose with headbutt

    February 12, 2015 11:28 AM

    BATON ROUGE - Police arrested a Baton Rouge man after they said he headbutted a pregnant woman in front of her two young children, breaking her nose. Police accused 25-year-old Sam Mitchell of domestic abuse, battery and child endangerment for the Feb. 10 incident. Investigators said Mitchell and... more »
  • Judge refuses to toss Perry case on constitutional grounds

    January 27, 2015 3:37 PM

    AUSTIN, Texas - A Texas judge has refused to throw out a felony abuse-of-power case against former Gov. Rick Perry on constitutional grounds, ruling that the case against the possible 2016 presidential hopeful should continue. District Judge Bert Richardson, who like Perry is a Republican, ruled Tuesday that the case... more »
  • Woman booked for burning 5-year-old son with cigarettes

    January 21, 2015 5:39 AM

    OPELOUSAS - An Opelousas woman has been arrested after her 5-year-old son was treated for burns to his hand and torso that appeared to have been caused by a cigarette. The St. Landry Parish Sheriff's Office says the child's mother, identified as 26-year-old Jessica Deville, was booked with cruelty to... more »
  • Investigator: NFL should have sought more in Rice case

    January 8, 2015 1:13 PM

    NEW YORK - A former FBI director hired to look into how the NFL pursued evidence in the Ray Rice abuse case says the league should have investigated the incident more thoroughly before it initially punished the player. Robert Mueller released the report Thursday, saying that the NFL had substantial... more »
  • Judge refuses to toss Perry case on technicalities

    November 18, 2014 4:35 PM

    AUSTIN, Texas - A Texas judge has refused to quash two felony indictments for abuse of power against Gov. Rick Perry on technicalities, ruling that the case against the possible 2016 presidential hopeful should continue. The governor's defense team had sought to have the proceedings dismissed, arguing that the special... more »
  • Former BRPD officer booked on malfeasance charge

    November 17, 2014 3:18 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Authorities booked the third former BRPD offcer Monday who was named in an indictment for abuse of office. Isaac Bolden surrendered to police earlier in the day to the charges against him. Last week's indictment accused Bolden of coercing a woman he stopped back in... more »
  • Judge to review NCAA's Penn State sanctions emails

    November 8, 2014 2:04 PM

    HARRISBURG, Pa. - A judge has ordered the NCAA to turn over 477 internal emails relating to the sanctions imposed on Penn State over the Jerry Sandusky child sex abuse scandal. Commonwealth Court Judge Anne Covey said Friday that she will review the unredacted emails to determine whether they can... more »
  • Peterson plans to plead not guilty to child abuse charges

    October 7, 2014 2:44 PM

    HOUSTON- A spokeswoman for Minnesota Vikings running back Adrian Peterson's attorney says the NFL player plans to plead not guilty to a child abuse charge during his first court appearance in Texas since his indictment last month. Peterson was scheduled to be in court Wednesday in Conroe, located north of... more »
  • Man faces life sentence in rape convictions

    September 26, 2014 6:17 AM

    GONZALES - A 51-year-old Raceland man faces two mandatory life sentences after an Ascension Parish jury convicted him in the sexual abuse of two girls. Jurors found Edward Caldwell guilty of two counts of aggravated rape and one count of molestation of a juvenile after 40 minutes of deliberation on... more »
  • Domestic homicide on the rise in Louisiana check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    September 9, 2014 5:58 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Domestic violence is on the rise in Louisiana, with the state ranking fourth in the nation for murders related to domestic violence. In 2012, 45 women were killed in Louisiana by a man, according to the Violence Policy Center. They reported that 90 percent of those... more »
  • Longer Rice video shows obscenities, spitting check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    September 9, 2014 7:10 AM

    ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. - Ray Rice and Janay Palmer can be heard shouting obscenities at each other, and she appears to spit in the face of the three-time Pro Bowl running back right before he throws a brutal punch in a video shown to The Associated Press by a law... more »
  • Diocese appeals sex lawsuit to SCOTUS check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    August 27, 2014 6:49 PM

    BATON ROUGE- The Diocese of Baton Rouge has filed an appeal with the nation's highest court involving a sex abuse lawsuit in Baton Rouge. It comes as new details are emerging about the lawsuit which was unsealed this week. This case involves Rebecca Mayeux, who is now 20. She... more »
  • New restrictions on hydrocodone to take effect

    August 21, 2014 11:01 AM

    WASHINGTON - The federal government is finalizing new restrictions on hundreds of medicines containing hydrocodone, the highly addictive painkiller that has grown into the most widely prescribed drug in the U.S. The new rules mean that Vicodin, Lortab and other generic versions will be subject to the same prescribing rules... more »
  • Dozens gather at Capitol for domestic violence vigil check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    August 14, 2014 10:12 PM

    BATON ROUGE - A group gathered on the Capitol steps Thursday evening to call attention to the wide-spread issue of domestic violence in Louisiana. People shared their stories and paid tribute to those who died because of violence at home. The vigil honored Aleria Cyrus Reed and other victims... more »
  • Cowboys CB Scandrick gets 4-game ban

    August 12, 2014 7:28 AM

    OXNARD, CA - Dallas Cowboys cornerback Orlando Scandrick is getting a four-game suspension for violating the league's substance abuse policy. Team owner Jerry Jones told reporters at a media party in Malibu, California, on Monday night that Scandrick tested positive for performance-enhancing drugs and lost an appeal on the ban.... more »
  • Casas for CASA raising funds for abused, neglected children check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    July 21, 2014 8:50 AM

    BATON ROUGE - The 20th annual Casas for CASA playhouse fundraiser gets underway this weekend in Baton Rouge. This year's playhouse will be on display at the Mall of Louisiana from July 26th to August 17th. You can buy at $5.00 raffle ticket for a chance to win the... more »
  • Sandusky son says victim's story sounded familiar

    July 18, 2014 2:07 AM

    HARRISBURG, PA - Jerry Sandusky's adopted son says hearing the first victim on the witness stand in the former Penn State coach's trial helped push him to come forward with his own allegations of abuse. Matthew Sandusky said in a Thursday broadcast of "Oprah Prime" that he recognized elements of... more »
  • Lake Charles man accused of elderly abuse

    June 25, 2014 8:03 AM

    LAKE CHARLES - Authorities say a 23-year-old Lake Charles man allegedly kicked a mentally disabled elderly family member multiple times in the face, head and neck, causing swelling, Calcasieu Parish sheriff's deputies were called to investigate at 4 a.m. Monday. Spokeswoman Kim Myers says Chad L. Parker was arrested and... more »
  • People in Livingston parish rally against domestic violence

    June 22, 2014 6:25 PM

    Denham Springs- People from the Livingston parish community showed up to show their support at the domestic violence rally, Sunday. Southeast Advocates for Family Empowerment, S.A.F.E., led the rally. The Executive Director of S.A.F.E., Pam Hutcheson, says they will provide more services to people in Livingston parish who... more »
  • World Elder Abuse Awareness Day

    June 15, 2014 8:03 PM

    Baton Rouge- Sunday is World Elder Abuse Awareness Day. The Department of Health and Hospitals has reported that more than 7300 cases involving the elderly and vulnerable adults was reported in Louisiana, last year. " It's very difficult for them to speak out. And sometimes that adult is not... more »
  • Italian victims of priest sex abuse appeal to pope

    May 9, 2014 4:12 PM

    VATICAN CITY - Italian victims of priestly sex abuse have appealed directly to Pope Francis for justice, calling for a commission of inquiry into the problem in the Vatican's backyard. In letters and a video posted online Friday, 17 survivors denounce the treatment they have received by the Italian Catholic... more »
  • At UN, Vatican sex abuse compared with torture

    May 5, 2014 10:38 AM

    GENEVA - A U.N. committee is comparing the Vatican's handling of the global priest sex abuse scandal with torture. And that raises the possibility that the failure to investigate clergy and their superiors could have broader legal implications. But the Vatican's top envoy in Geneva today insisted that the Holy... more »
  • Walk a Mile Save a Child check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    March 27, 2014 9:14 AM

    BATON ROUGE - April is Child Abuse Awareness Month and the Center of Empowerment for Families and Youth is hosting a walk to kick-off the month. The walk is on Saturday, April 5th at 8:30 a.m. at the Antioch Full Gospel Baptist Church. Watch the video for more... more »
  • Disabled boy abuse

    March 12, 2014 7:50 PM

    LEONARDTOWN, MARYLAND- Two teens in Southern Maryland face charges for tormenting a boy with diminished mental capacity and coercing him into sexual acts that they made videos of. Lauren Bush is 17 and faces charges as an adult. A 15-year-old will be tried as a minor. Police say... more »
  • Ocean rescue husband: stay away

    March 11, 2014 7:39 PM

    DAYTONA BEACH, FLORIDA- The man married to Ebony Wilkerson, accused of driving her car into the ocean and trying to kill her kids, was ordered to stay away from family members by a judge. Lutful Ronjon can't have any contact until March 20 when there's a court hearing on the... more »
  • Women's shelter speaks out after murder-suicide check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    January 16, 2014 2:59 PM

    DENHAM SPRINGS - After sheriff's deputies said a man killed his wife and then himself Wednesday night in Livingston Parish, a battered women's shelter is speaking out against domestic violence. Darren Blevins, chairman of Women Outreaching Women, says one in every three women worldwide is a victim of domestic... more »
  • Senate Secretary: Lawmaker abused the badge check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    January 13, 2014 4:16 PM

    BATON ROUGE- Senate Secretary Glenn Koepp said a lawmaker should not have flashed his badge to another driver in traffic recently, after he got out of his car to confront the driver he claimed was driving erratically. That driver, Haley Nobles claims she was stopped, and honked at State... more »
  • Pa. priest case could affect Penn State trial

    December 28, 2013 5:43 PM

    HARRISBURG, Pa. - A legal ruling reversing the landmark conviction of a Roman Catholic priest might have implications for the criminal case against three former Penn State administrators. Lawyers for the university officials charged in the Jerry Sandusky scandal say that child endangerment counts could be dropped because of the... more »
  • Addict's long road to recovery check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    October 25, 2013 9:24 PM

    BATON ROUGE - The war on prescription pills and drug addiction continues. Saturday, authorities are taking them off the street in waves during the National Prescription Drug Take Back Initiative. It is one way to combat drug problems on the street where addicts get them easily and sometimes switch... more »
  • Abused women find strength together check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    October 10, 2013 4:45 PM

    DENHAM SPRINGS - Two abused women told News 2 they found an unbreakable friendship in one another. Both beaten and in need of a safe haven, Janet Slavik and Cynthia Holmes found hope at the Women Outreaching Women center in Livingston Parish. "It's very hard but if they've... more »
  • Man sentenced for sexual abuse of a minor

    August 9, 2013 2:14 PM

    LAKE CHARLES- A 19-year-old Fort Polk man has been sentenced to 18 months in federal prison, with five years of supervised release, for sexual abuse of a minor. U.S. Attorney Stephanie A. Finley says Satonius Gaines pleaded guilty to the charge. Finley says Gaines admitted that on July 22, 2012,... more »
  • Gonzales police officer arrested for domestic abuse

    August 9, 2013 11:43 AM

    GONZALES - A Gonzales Police Department officer has been arrested and charged with Domestic Abuse Battery. 34-year-old Davin Miller was arrested by the Ascension Parish Sheriff's Office. The Sheriff's Office was called in on the case by the Gonzales Police due to Miller working for the police department.... more »
  • Man accused of beating, burning child check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    July 1, 2013 5:56 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Police arrested Wesley Moore, 24, over the weekend after they said a child he was caring for was severely burned on their hands. According to an affidavit obtained by News 2, the child had second-degree burns as well as bruises, a black eye, and a bite... more »
  • Report: Slain infant slapped, beaten by father check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    June 28, 2013 2:40 PM

    BATON ROUGE - A police report reveals more disturbing details about the events leading up to an infant's death last weekend in Baton Rouge. According to an affidavit of probable cause, the mother of 11-month-old Aaliyah Heard told investigators that on June 20 the girl's father, 26-year-old Larry Leflore,... more »
  • Father charged with murder in infant's death check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    June 27, 2013 4:09 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Police arrested the father of an infant who died last weekend after investigators said he abused her. Baton Rouge Police accused Larry Leflore, 26, of first degree murder and simple battery in the death of 11-month-old Aaliyah Heard. Police said doctors found a number of... more »
  • Pope encourages protection of children from abuse

    May 5, 2013 10:31 AM

    VATICAN CITY - Pope Francis is calling for courageous defense of children to protect them from abuse. Francis made no mention of the church scandals in many countries in which clergy abused children and hierarchy covered up for them. At a Mass he celebrated Sunday in crowded St. Peter's Square,... more »
  • Man wanted for domestic abuse in Ascension Parish

    February 5, 2013 2:53 PM

    DONALDSONVILLE - A man accused of forcing his way into his girlfriend's home in Ascension Parish, then attacking her, is on the run this afternoon. Deputies say Romel Julien, of Donaldsonville, got into a fight with his girlfriend when she was able to get away and dial 911. ... more »
  • Deputy fired after domestic assault arrest

    January 3, 2013 6:35 PM

    BATON ROUGE - The East Baton Rouge Sheriff's Office fired a veteran detective today after they arrested him in suspicion of beating his girlfriend. EBRSO Spokesperson Casey Rayborn Hicks said deputies arrested Michael Abernathy, 35, today on the charge of domestic abuse battery. Abernathy worked at the sheriff's... more »
  • Criminal cases made Pa. AG hand over NCAA suit

    January 3, 2013 3:09 PM

    STATE COLLEGE, Pa. - Pennsylvania's attorney general says she granted Gov. Tom Corbett the authority to file a federal antitrust lawsuit against the NCAA because her office is currently prosecuting three Penn State administrators. Attorney General Linda Kelly told The Associated Press on Thursday that "an actual conflict of interest... more »
  • Huge slaughterhouse settlement reached

    November 16, 2012 11:52 AM

    FRESNO, Calif. - The humane society says a landmark $500 million settlement has been reached in a slaughterhouse abuse case that led to the biggest meat recall in U.S. history in 2008. The federal civil court settlement announced by the Humane Society of the United States on Friday is the... more »
  • CAA funding up for debate at Metro Council check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    November 14, 2012 5:20 PM

    BATON ROUGE - The Companion Animal Alliance is in line to get more than $500,000 for shelter operations, but first Metro Council members want CAA to answer to allegations of mismanagement and abuse of animals. East Baton rouge Animal Control and Rescue said they've heard several allegations of abuse... more »
  • Feds drop sex abuse case against Syracuse's Fine

    November 9, 2012 10:33 AM

    SYRACUSE, N.Y. - Federal officials are dropping their investigation of sexual abuse claims against former Syracuse University assistant basketball coach Bernie Fine. They said Friday they found no evidence to support a man's accusations that Fine molested him in 2002 in a Pittsburgh hotel room when the team played there.... more »
  • Allegation of abuse at animal shelter check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    October 30, 2012 5:42 PM

    BATON ROUGE- An investigation by Animal Control alleges the Companion Animal Alliance, who runs the parish's animal shelter, committed some form of animal cruelty while caring for sick and injured dogs & cats. The allegations come from employees of the shelter who say at least two dogs weren't euthanized... more »
  • Sandusky: "my wife has been my only sex partner"

    October 8, 2012 9:42 PM

    STATE COLLEGE, Pa- Monday evening former Penn State Assistant Coach Jerry Sandusky released a recorded message from jail. It was played on Penn State's Com-Media radio station. "In my heart I know I did not do these alleged disgusting acts, my wife has been my only sex partner and... more »
  • Parents accused of forcing kids into plastic boxes

    August 3, 2012 12:35 PM

    STEUBENVILLE, Ohio - A couple from eastern Ohio has been charged with forcing their children into plastic storage boxes as a form of punishment. A prosecutor told local media outlets that the couple used duct tape to seal their three children, ages 5, 7, and 8, inside the plastic storage... more »
  • Thousands call in to child abuse hotline check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    July 13, 2012 5:47 PM

    BATON ROUGE- Department of Children and Family Services officials are calling a new hotline to report abuse a success, after taking more than 100,000 calls since it started a year ago. Anonymous tipsters can call in 24 hours a day seven days a week. On the other end of... more »
  • W. Va. woman denies abuse charges against husband

    July 13, 2012 12:26 PM

    RIPLEY, W.Va. - The wife of a West Virginia man accused of torturing and abusing her for years says he did not intentionally hurt her. Stephanie Lizon testified Friday at a preliminary hearing for her husband, 37-year-old Peter Lizon. She denies allegations that Peter Lizon bound her with chains. She... more »
  • Report: Penn St. officials concealed sex abuse to avoid bad publicity

    July 12, 2012 2:27 PM

    PHILADELPHIA - An internal investigation into the child sex abuse scandal that rocked Penn State concludes that top school officials, including longtime football coach Joe Paterno, hushed up allegations against Jerry Sandusky for fear of bad publicity. Former FBI Director Louis Freeh says the investigation he headed found that "the... more »
  • PSU report on sex-abuse scandal due out Thursday

    July 10, 2012 2:55 PM

    HARRISBURG, Pa.- A Penn State investigation into whether university officials helped cover up that Jerry Sandusky was molesting children will be released Thursday. The review is being led by former FBI director and federal judge Louis Freeh. Freeh on Tuesday announced the time frame for the release of the report.... more »
  • Defense: I would be shocked if Sandusky acquitted

    June 22, 2012 5:02 PM

    BELLEFONTE, Pa. - Jerry Sandusky's lawyer says an acquittal of his client on all charges would be "a shock," as jurors deliberate the former Penn State assistant football coach's fate on 48 criminal counts. Joe Amendola told reporters inside the Centre County Courthouse that Sandusky was spending time with his... more »
  • Tips to spot, stop child abuse check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    June 14, 2012 5:52 PM

    BATON ROUGE - A day after two parents were arrested for child cruelty, state leaders want you to know about a tool that can help prevent child abuse. The Department of Children and Family Services offers a 24/7 hotline that you can call when you suspect abuse, 1-855-4-LA-KIDS. ... more »
  • Penn State sex-abuse charges inspire new La. laws

    June 9, 2012 11:08 AM

    BATON ROUGE- A sexual abuse scandal that rocked Pennsylvania State University has resulted in new laws in Louisiana to penalize those who fail to report allegations of child sex abuse and to protect those who do. Lawmakers say the measures were inspired by the Penn State scandal that rocked the... more »
  • Penn State making workers report abuse allegations

    June 8, 2012 2:59 AM

    STATE COLLEGE, Pa. - Penn State has instituted a new policy requiring all employees to report suspected child abuse to state authorities. The policy announced Thursday also requires annual training for any staffer in a position to report abuse. A school spokeswoman says the policy goes beyond current Pennsylvania law,... more »
  • German teen alleged abused in Bosnia is recovering

    May 29, 2012 12:32 PM

    KARAVLASI, Bosnia-Herzegovina - The mother of a young German woman rescued by police in Bosnia is denying that her daughter was isolated, forced to eat with pigs or suffered other abuse by her husband and his other female partner. The spokesman for the prosecutor's office, Admir Arnautovic, said the 19-year-old... more »
  • Checking Out: Food Stamp Fraud airs tonight at 10 check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    May 10, 2012 5:21 PM

    BATON ROUGE - The State Office of Alcohol and Tobacco Control (ATC) says millions of your tax dollars are being wasted on people abusing food stamp cards. "These food stamps that are meant to buy food for families and children are being used to buy alcohol and tobacco," said... more »
  • Abuse scandal continues to take toll on US church

    April 10, 2012 5:37 PM

    NEW YORK (AP) - Roman Catholic dioceses and religious orders received nearly 600 credible clergy sex abuse claims last year. All but a few of the allegations involve wrongdoing from decades ago that is only being reported now. The findings released Tuesday are part of an annual child safety report... more »
  • Funeral home sex abuse investigation

    April 6, 2012 11:42 AM

    LONGVIEW - A Washington funeral home employee has been cleared by police of sex abuse allegations. The employee, still working at the funeral home, had been accused of fondling a deceased woman's breasts. The Washington State Department of Licensing investigated Columbia Funeral Services. A female employee told police that she... more »
  • Judge delays Sandusky sex-abuse trial by 3 weeks

    March 29, 2012 2:55 PM

    HARRISBURG, Pa. - The judge overseeing the Penn State child sexual abuse case has delayed former assistant football coach Jerry Sandusky's trial by three weeks. The judge agreed to postpone the trial from mid-May to June 5. His decision came in response to a group of motions filed a week... more »
  • Senate Committee approves child sex abuse bill check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    March 27, 2012 2:20 PM

    BATON ROUGE - A bid to toughen Louisiana law that requires people to report child abuse is advancing in the Legislature, in response to the allegations of sexual abuse of boys involving a former Penn State University assistant football coach. A proposal by Sen. J.P. Morrell, of New Orleans, headed... more »
  • LA school in sex abuse case gets entire new staff

    February 9, 2012 7:11 AM

    LOS ANGELES - Students will be greeted by new teachers when they return to class at a Los Angeles elementary school rocked by the arrests of two longtime teachers on lewdness charges. Miramonte Elementary School will reopen Thursday, two days after the nation's second-largest school district closed the campus to... more »
  • Teacher arrested for choking, dragging student

    October 20, 2011 10:29 AM

    BAKER - Baker police arrested a teacher Wednesday for choking and dragging a six-year-old at Bakerfield Elementary. Mildred Russ was charged with one count of cruelty to a juvenile and booked into East Baton Rouge Prison. According to witnesses, Russ immobilized the six-year-old child by wrapping her legs... more »
  • Disabled Man Abused

    September 15, 2011 7:16 PM

    Authorities in Florida say a caretaker forced a mentally disabled man to stand barefoot in a fire ant hill as punishment for stealing some money. Quentin Amos is charged with abuse of a disabled adult. Deputies in Plant City say Amos thought the man stole from the staff of the... more »
  • BRPD: Triple murder suspect should have been in jail

    September 12, 2011 5:53 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Police said just three days before Courtney Williams was accused of shooting and killing three women and injuring another man, authorities issued a warrant for his arrest on kidnapping charges. Williams turned himself in Sunday to investigators in connection with the shooting Saturday afternoon in the... more »
  • No charges against Ascension Parish Planning Commissioners

    August 4, 2011 5:47 PM

    DONALDSONVILLE - Ascension Parish District Attorney Ricky Babin says there will be no charges filed against two members of the Parish Planning Commission accused of abusing their positions. Houmas House Plantation owner Kevin Kelly says commissioners Daniel Saterlee and Milton Clouatre, Jr., asked him to back a parish zoning... more »

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