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  • 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 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 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 »
  • Glenn Beck: Doctor says eye disease could blind me

    July 21, 2010 1:02 PM

    Fox News Channel's Glenn Beck says he's been diagnosed with an eye disease that could eventually blind him. The conservative commentator told an audience attending his "American Revival" tour over the weekend in Salt Lake City that a doctor told him he has the degenerative disease macular dystrophy. ... more »
  • Beck May be Going Blind

    July 20, 2010 8:16 PM

    Fox News Channel commentator Glen Beck says he's been diagnosed with an eye disease that could eventually leave him blind. He says a doctor told him he has the degenerative disease macular dystrophy. He says he went to the doctor because he has trouble focusing his eyes. The disease generally... more »
  • Investigation into state school for visually impaired begins

    November 3, 2009 6:54 AM

    The state is investigating an alleged inappropriate sexual incident between students at the Louisiana School for the Visually Impaired that led to the school's director resigning after she was placed on leave. State Superintendent of Education Paul Pastorek said Monday that he is also concerned about allegations that there has... more »
  • Blind woman's tooth helps her see again

    September 17, 2009 10:59 AM

    After nine years of blindness, a Mississippi woman can now see after surgeons used one of her teeth to repair her eye. Doctors at Bascom Palmer Eye Institute used the tooth to build a structure that allows a small tube to bring light rays into her eye. They say... more »

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