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  • Baton Rouge plans to fill large hole in sidewalk check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    August 13, 2015 6:57 PM

    BATON ROUGE - A large hole in the middle of a downtown sidewalk could soon be filled. It's located on North 7th St. in between Main St. and North St. The hole is actually an old utility box owned by AT&T. The company decommissioned it and sealed the box, but... more »
  • Cool Schools: Lewis Vincent Elementary check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    February 3, 2015 8:12 AM

    DENHAM SPRINGS - A volunteer at Lewis Vincent Elementary in Denham Springs is opening the eyes of her third graders In more ways than one. Mary Haupt is blind, but she doesn't let that slow her down. She says teaching is what she was born to do and credits... more »
  • La. Tech, UL System settle with blind student

    July 23, 2013 6:16 PM

    RUSTON - Louisiana Tech University and the University of Louisiana System have agreed to pay a blind student $23,500 and to make all course materials accessible to disabled students. A U.S. Justice Department statement says the settlement resolves complaints about two classes. The student said he had to withdraw from... more »
  • Deputies: "Person of Interest" in homicide in custody

    March 8, 2013 7:58 PM

    WALKER- Sheriff's deputies arrested a person they describe as the primary person of interest in a homicide investigation Friday night. Joshua M. Mitchell was arrested on an outstanding warrant for failure to register as a sex offender. Deputies in Livingston Parish believe he is connected to the disappearance and... more »
  • Family: Son murdered, dumped near Blind River check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    March 8, 2013 4:45 PM

    LIVINGSTON - Investigators are waiting on autopsy results that could explain just what happened to a Walker man who was found dead this week. Brandon Parnell's body was found by a fisherman Thursday in a creek along Airline Highway near Blind River in St. James Parish. His family told... more »
  • Woman accused of cruelty to infirm

    December 26, 2012 6:35 AM

    BATON ROUGE - Baton Rouge police have arrested a 34-year-old woman accused of punching a blind woman for whom she was working as a caretaker. According to an arrest affidavit, the victim told police she went to her sister's house late Monday to tell her how poorly Danea Patterson... more »
  • New job opportunities for the blind Play Video

    November 8, 2012 5:55 PM

    BATON ROUGE- There's a new business in Baton Rouge, and 75 percent of its workers are visually impaired. Lighthouse for the Blind gives people who are blind a chance at work. "The blind are real people and we do have a life like everyone else and all we... more »
  • New job opportunities for the deaf and blind

    November 8, 2012 10:26 AM

    BATON ROUGE- A new business has made its way to Baton Rouge to help those who may find trouble getting a job which takes all their needs into account. Lighthouse Louisiana opened a new facility that offers employment opportunities for the deaf and blind. News 2's Adrian Pittman,... more »
  • US concerned about blind Chinese activist's family

    May 10, 2012 1:37 PM

    WASHINGTON - The U.S. says it's concerned about reports of reprisals against the family of a blind Chinese activist who escaped house arrest last month. State Department spokeswoman Victoria Nuland says U.S. and Chinese officials have spoken about the "concerning" reports. Washington seeks more information from Beijing. After fleeing, Chen... more »
  • US confirms blind activist wants to leave China

    May 3, 2012 6:57 AM

    BEIJING - A U.S. spokeswoman has confirmed that blind activist Chen Guangcheng now wants to leave China with his family. State Department spokeswoman Victoria Nuland told reporters Thursday that U.S. officials had spoken twice Thursday with Chen and also with his wife and "they as a family have had a... more »
  • Four-legged companion recognized for outstanding service check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    December 13, 2011 5:06 PM

    BATON ROUGE- The Governor's Office of Disability Affairs selected Pace, a 3-year-old yellow lab, for the Service Dog of the Year award. Pace is a guide dog for Father Pat Mascarella, a retired Catholic priest. Father Pat suffered from late-onset blindness and was paired with Pace about a year... more »
  • Blind man teaches children to paint

    March 31, 2011 4:21 PM

    BATON ROUGE- Dozens of visually- and hearing-impaired students got a chance to test out their art skills with a true master of his craft today. Ricky Trione lost his sight after two separate car accidents more than eleven years ago. Now he uses his artistic talent to teach children... more »

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