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  • Accused killer gives birth pending trial

    September 12, 2015 6:41 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Brittany Monk, a woman accused of murdering the man who admitted to molesting her when she was a young girl, gave birth to her only child last Tuesday according to her fiance's father. Monk, 18, and her fiancé Jace Crehan, 21, are accused of killing Robert... more »
  • Giant Panda gives birth at National Zoo

    August 22, 2015 5:58 PM

    WASHINGTON - Washington's National Zoo says its female giant panda has given birth to a cub. The zoo says Mei Xiang gave birth to the cub Saturday at 5:34 p.m. If the cub survives, it would be the 17-year-old panda's third surviving offspring. Mei Xiang's first cub, Tai Shan, was... more »
  • Murder victim leaves behind premature girl check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    March 30, 2015 6:58 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Family members of a woman murdered in Baton Rouge last week said she left behind both joy and tragedy in her life. Police said Jemina Williams was found shot and partially clothed in the parking lot of an auto parts story on March 26. Authorities haven't... more »
  • Agents target industry helping Chinese women have US babies

    March 3, 2015 11:10 AM

    IRVINE, Calif. - Federal agents are searching more than a dozen homes in a crackdown on an industry that helps pregnant Chinese women travel to the U.S. to give birth to American babies. The crackdown on three alleged maternity tourism rings may be the biggest yet by federal homeland security... more »
  • Jack Daniels' son is Jim Beam

    December 25, 2014 10:42 AM

    GRAY - A man named after whiskey has named his son for bourbon. Thirty-one-year-old Jack Daniels Leathers of Gray says he and his 23-year-old wife, Lydia Leathers, chose the name well before their marriage. He tells The Courier they talked about baby names on their first date, and thought Jim... more »
  • 2 tiger cubs born at Alexandria Zoo

    December 11, 2014 3:02 PM

    ALEXANDRIA - The Alexandria Zoo has announced the birth of two male Malayan tiger cubs. The cubs were born Nov. 16. However, the Town Talk reports that zoo officials delayed the announcement because two previous litters didn't survive. The cubs will be on display in a special viewing room during... more »
  • Omaha zoo announces birth of rare white lion cub

    November 26, 2014 1:02 PM

    OMAHA, NE - Omaha zoo officials say one of its lionesses has given birth to a rare white cub. The Henry Doorly Zoo and Aquarium says the male cub is one of three cubs born late last week, two males and one female. Zoo officials say lion cubs typically weigh... more »
  • New law requires life-support for pregnant women

    June 24, 2014 3:26 AM

    BATON ROUGE - Doctors in Louisiana will be required to use life support in most cases to keep a brain-dead pregnant woman alive until the birth of her child - if the woman doesn't have a living will. Gov. Bobby Jindal signed the bill by New Orleans Rep. Austin Badon,... more »
  • Identical triplets born at Woman's are one in a million check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    May 13, 2014 6:23 PM

    BATON ROUGE- A set of identical triplets are born, despite the odds. "The chances of identical triplets that are conceived spontaneous, meaning with no fertility assistance is probably less than one in one-million," said Dr. Edward Veillon at Woman's Hospital. Identical triplets, Eden, Cherish and Harmony were born... more »
  • Otter pups, babirusa piglets at New Orleans zoo

    April 20, 2014 10:56 PM

    NEW ORLEANS - Baby animals at the Audubon Zoo include two baby otters rescued from a Louisiana construction site and two babirusa piglets born at the zoo. Zookeeper Dominique Fleitas says the female North American river otter pups were about two weeks old when they were rescued in Port Sulphur... more »
  • Appeals court rules against birth control mandate

    November 1, 2013 11:20 AM

    WASHINGTON - Two Ohio business owners who challenged the birth control mandate in the new federal health care law have won a ruling in an appeals court. The U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia says the mandate limits the right to free exercise of religion. ... more »
  • DC zoo hopes to get closer look at day-old panda

    August 24, 2013 12:42 PM

    WASHINGTON - A team of panda caretakers at Washington's National Zoo is hoping to get the first close look at a day-old panda cub during an exam. The minutes-long health assessment is planned for Saturday, but mom Mei Xiang has to give keepers an opportunity to take her cub, which... more »
  • Edwards family releases first picture of new son

    August 1, 2013 8:31 PM

    BATON ROUGE- The Edwards shared the first picture of their new son, Eli, on Facebook Thursday evening. The posting continues a nearly "live" status update session for the family that began Wednesday evening when Trina, wife of former governor Edwin Edwards, went into labor. Eli is Edwin and... more »
  • Trina Scott Edwards gives birth to son

    August 1, 2013 2:39 AM

    BATON ROUGE - The wife of former governor Edwin Edwards has given birth to the couple's first child, Eli Wallace Edwards. Trina Edwards confirmed the baby's arrival early Thursday on her Facebook page. Edwards says Eli was born at 12:52 a.m. and weighs 6 lbs., 3 oz. ... more »
  • Former governor Edwards' wife in labor

    July 31, 2013 5:11 PM

    BATON ROUGE - The wife of former governor Edwin Edwards, Trina Scott Edwards, is in labor. The couple made the announcement on Trina's Facebook page earlier this afternoon, saying they were preparing to welcome Eli Edwards into the world. The two married shortly after Edwin Edwards was released... more »
  • Hobby Lobby gets temporary birth control exemption

    July 19, 2013 11:37 AM

    OKLAHOMA CITY - A federal judge is temporarily exempting Hobby Lobby from a provision in the new federal health care law that requires it to offer insurance coverage for the morning-after pill and similar birth control or face steep fines. After hearing brief arguments Friday, U.S. District Judge Joe Heaton... more »
  • Obama "comfortable" with FDA approach on Plan B

    May 2, 2013 5:36 PM

    MEXICO CITY - President Barack Obama says he's comfortable with his administration's decision to allow over-the-counter purchases of a morning-after pill for anyone 15 and older. The Food and Drug Administration on Tuesday had lowered the age at which people can buy the Plan B One-Step morning-after pill without a... more »
  • Govt appeals judge's contraceptive mandate ruling

    January 15, 2013 4:30 PM

    WASHINGTON - The Obama administration is appealing a judge's order that is temporarily preventing the government from forcing a Christian publishing company to provide its employees with certain contraceptives under the new health care law. In November, U.S. District Judge Reggie Walton granted a preliminary injunction sought by Tyndale House... more »
  • Catholic bishops stay course on gay marriage fight

    November 12, 2012 2:41 PM

    BALTIMORE - The nation's Roman Catholic bishops say they won't change their strategy on gay marriage or birth control coverage despite the outcome of the election. Bishops have been in the forefront of opposing same-sex marriage. But voters decided ballot questions in four states last week in favor of gay... more »
  • Obama birth certificate OK by Arizona official

    May 23, 2012 3:46 PM

    PHOENIX - Arizona's secretary of state says Hawaii's verification of President Barack Obama's birth records meets necessary requirements and that the president's name will appear on Arizona's ballot in the fall. The inquiry gave official weight to a long-simmering political controversy generated by those who say that Obama was not... more »
  • Jessica Simpson gives birth to baby girl

    May 1, 2012 12:42 PM

    NEW YORK - Jessica Simpson is a mom. A publicist for the singer confirmed Simpson gave birth to a daughter named Maxwell Drew Johnson in Los Angeles on Tuesday. Maxwell weighed 9 lbs. 13 ounces, said publicist Lauren Auslander. It's the first child for 31-year-old Simpson and her 32-year-old fiance... more »
  • Woman gives birth to son weighing nearly 14 pounds

    March 12, 2012 12:27 PM

    SAN DIEGO - A Southern California woman says doctors predicted she would give birth to a big baby boy, but nobody was prepared for just how big. The North County Times reports Saturday that Jayden Sigler weighed in at 13 pounds, 14 ounces, when he was delivered by cesarean section... more »
  • LSU women's basketball coach gives birth to girl

    March 6, 2012 12:44 PM

    BATON ROUGE - LSU women's basketball head coach Nikki Caldwell is now the proud mother of a newborn baby girl. Justice Simone Fargas was born at 5:44 a.m. Tuesday at 6 pounds, 15 ounces. The baby and Caldwell left the hospital and are now at home with Caldwell's boyfriend... more »
  • Mariah Carey returns to stage since giving birth

    March 2, 2012 2:28 PM

    NEW YORK (AP) - Mariah Carey made her return to the stage since giving birth to twins in diva-like form: She changed her shoes after singing two songs and touched up her hair and make-up in a one-sleeve black dress. Carey gave birth to fraternal twins via C-section in April.... more »
  • First vote looms on Obama birth control policy

    March 1, 2012 4:08 AM

    WASHINGTON - The Senate is debating Republican legislation aimed at taking a bite out of President Barack Obama's health care law. The measure, sponsored by Missouri Sen. Roy Blunt, would allow insurers and employers to opt out of any requirements to which they object on moral or religious grounds. That... more »
  • Packaging error leads to birth control recall

    February 28, 2012 11:13 AM

    NEW YORK- Drugmaker Glenmark Generics says it is recalling seven lots of birth control pills because in some packages, the pills were in the wrong order. Glenmark announced a voluntary recall of seven lots of its Norgestimate and Ethinyl Estradiol Tablets USP, 0.18 mg/0.035 mg, 0.215 mg/0.035 mg, 0.25... more »
  • Catholics still questioning birth control policy check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    February 10, 2012 5:44 PM

    BATON ROUGE- After changing a controversial policy mandating religious organizations offer birth control to it's employees through insurance, the Obama administration is still getting concern from Catholics. The President announced today that companies would not have to offer contraceptives to employees if it was against their beliefs, and instead... more »
  • Obama: Insurance companies will pay for contraceptives

    February 10, 2012 11:39 AM

    WASHINGTON - President Barack Obama introduced a revamped birth control policy Friday morning that he says will protect both religious liberties and women's access to contraception. Speaking at the White House, Obama announced changes that religious employers will not have to cover birth control for their employees. Instead,... more »
  • Biden 'determined' to work out birth control issue

    February 9, 2012 4:04 PM

    WASHINGTON - Vice President Joe Biden says he believes the Obama administration can address concerns raised by the Catholic church and religious groups about a new birth control policy that says church-affiliated employers must provide contraceptive coverage for their employees. Biden tells a Cincinnati radio station Thursday that he's "determined... more »
  • After traffic stop, Ohio woman gives birth in car

    February 1, 2012 10:56 AM

    COLUMBUS, Ohio - A woman's speeding got her a warning from an Ohio state trooper but wasn't enough to keep her grandchild from being born in her car. Donna Richmond got pulled over on Tuesday morning as she was trying to rush her daughter to a Columbus hospital. She tells... more »
  • Need a "Mommy Makeover"?

    June 15, 2011 5:50 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Getting back into shape after you've had kids is hard and often not done. In Wednesday's Expert Advice segment Dr. Anthony Stephens answers a viewer's question about a "mommy makeover". Stephens says the phrase is commonly used to market a series of plastic surgery options that... more »

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