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  • DWI task force wants forced blood tests statewide check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    June 23, 2015 7:56 PM

    BATON ROUGE- The Governor's DWI Task Force wants law enforcement agencies across the state to forcibly test the blood of suspected drunk drivers who refuse to blow into a breathalyzer. The task force believes the practice will greatly reduce drunk driving if offenders know there's no way to prevent... more »
  • New public health lab gives employees first up to par office space check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    April 7, 2015 6:09 PM

    BATON ROUGE - The state's Office of Public Health is responsible for testing everything from blood samples to drinking water and, until today, they didn't have a viable work space. The department unveiled a new laboratory in Downtown Baton Rouge that has been in the works for more than... more »
  • OLOL honors top blood donors check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    January 29, 2015 8:44 AM

    BATON ROUGE - The availability of blood can mean life or death for people involved in an accident of living with a deadly disease. That's why the Our Lady of the Lake Blood Donor Center is taking time to thank those that devote their time and blood to helping save... more »
  • US moves toward dropping ban on gay blood donations

    December 23, 2014 12:13 PM

    WASHINGTON - Federal health officials are recommending an end to the nation's lifetime ban on blood donations from gay and bisexual men, a 31-year-old policy that many medical groups and gay activists say is no longer justified. The Food and Drug Administration said Tuesday it favors replacing the blanket ban... more »
  • Sick journalist to get blood from Ebola survivor

    October 8, 2014 8:59 AM

    OMAHA, NE - The first American flown back to the U.S. for treatment of Ebola this summer has donated blood to the most recent one to return from West Africa with the disease. The Nebraska Medical Center said Wednesday that it called Dr. Kent Brantly on Tuesday to tell him... more »
  • Could the blood of Ebola survivors help patients?

    September 4, 2014 4:49 AM

    LONDON, England - As West Africa struggles to contain the biggest ever outbreak of Ebola, some experts say an unusual but simple treatment might help: the blood of survivors. The evidence is mixed for using infection-fighting antibodies from survivors' blood for Ebola, but without any licensed drugs or vaccines for... more »
  • Boat crash kills man in Livingston Parish

    December 6, 2013 11:27 AM

    SPRINGFIELD - The cause of a boating crash that killed a man in Livingston Parish is under investigation. Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries agents are looking into the Dec. 5 single vessel crash that killed 68-year-old Emil Durbin of Springfield. LDWF agents were called in about the... more »
  • Center opening for blood donations after explosion

    June 13, 2013 2:32 PM

    BATON ROUGE - A blood center in Baton Rouge asked people for more donations to help local hospitals after a chemical plant explosion today in Geismar. LifeShare Blood Centers provide blood for Baton Rouge General, where several people injured and burned in the explosion at the Williams Olefin chemical... more »
  • Tougher drunken driving threshold recommended

    May 14, 2013 12:03 PM

    WASHINGTON - Federal accident investigators recommended Tuesday that states cut their threshold for drunken driving by nearly half, matching a standard that has substantially reduced highway deaths in other countries. The National Transportation Safety Board said states should shrink the standard from the current .08 blood alcohol content to .05... more »
  • Clinton leaves hospital after treatment for clot

    January 2, 2013 5:50 PM

    WASHINGTON - Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton has been released from a New York hospital where she was treated for a blood clot in her head. Clinton spokesman Philippe Reines says her doctors advised her that she has been making progress on all fronts and are confident she will... more »
  • Clinton talking to staff as she recovers from clot

    January 2, 2013 2:52 PM

    WASHINGTON - Doctors say they expect Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton to make a full recovery from a blood clot in her head. They also say there has been no neurological damage from the clot, which apparently developed when Clinton fainted and fell at her home. A stomach virus... more »
  • Doctors: Blood clot located in Clinton's head

    December 31, 2012 4:21 PM

    WASHINGTON - Doctors treating Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton for a blood clot say the clot formed in her head but they stress that they are confident she will make a full recovery. In an update Monday on Clinton's condition, her doctors say the blood clot did not result... more »
  • TB tests pending for people at LHS, Truman

    December 18, 2012 10:48 AM

    LAFAYETTE - About 200 students and faculty and staff members at Lafayette High School are awaiting the results of blood tests taken Monday that may indicate if they are positive for tuberculosis. Blood was drawn from those who had been identified as possibly having been exposed to an individual suspected... more »
  • BRPD: DNA analysis cracks 1984 cold case check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    December 3, 2012 3:17 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Police in Baton Rouge announced two arrests in connection with a 1984 murder, after they said a cold case review and DNA analysis led them to the suspects. Police arrested Ronald Dunnagan, 64, of Bossier City and Leila Mulla, 57, of Astoria, N.Y. in connection with... more »
  • Tennis federation mulls anti-doping step

    November 13, 2012 10:55 AM

    PARIS - The International Tennis Federation might copy blood-testing measures used by cycling to weed out drug cheats. ITF anti-doping manager Stuart Miller told The Associated Press in a telephone interview that the federation is working toward more blood and out-of-competition drug testing on players. Roger Federer and Andy Murray... more »
  • EBRSO, UBS team up to honor St. John deputies check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    August 24, 2012 4:48 PM

    BATON ROUGE - A blood drive held today will ultimately help cut hospital costs for St. John Parish Sheriff's deputies injured in two shootings last week. United Blood Services Phlebotomist Maria Irving says the blood will not necessarily be given to deputies Michael Boyington and Jason Triche in the... more »
  • EBRSO holds blood drive for shot St. John deputies

    August 24, 2012 10:41 AM

    BATON ROUGE - People lined up today to give blood in East Baton Rouge Parish in support of deputies killed and wounded in a shooting last week in St. John Parish. The blood drive began at 10 a.m. on St. Louis Street in Baton Rouge, and will continue until... more »
  • 15-year-old dies, one critical in Slaughter crash that killed 5 others

    June 1, 2012 10:37 AM

    BATON ROUGE - A 15-year-old died Friday night after sustaining injuries in a crash in Slaughter that left five others dead. His 13-year-old brother remains in critical condition, according to the victims family. State Police said the man accused causing the crash in East Feliciana Parish had a blood... more »
  • Autopsy: Evidence of marijuana in Martin's blood

    May 17, 2012 4:58 PM

    ORLANDO, Fla. - Trayvon Martin's autopsy shows evidence of marijuana in his urine and blood. The autopsy was among a large amount of evidence released by prosecutors on Thursday as part of the second-degree murder case against the neighborhood watch volunteer who shot him in February. Other documents include a... more »
  • Springfield, Maurepas dealing with flooding

    September 5, 2011 5:40 PM

    LIVINGSTON - Many people are checking their camps and homes near Lake Maurepas for flooding, and some are not liking what they see. Near Springfield, La. three to four feet of water cover the roadways around the Blood River. Maurepas, La. residents are dealing with the same thing. Camps... more »
  • Police identify shooting victim found in BR driveway

    August 9, 2011 2:24 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Detectives have identified the man found shot to death this morning in the driveway of a Baton Rouge home. Police found Stephen Joseph Thomas, 27, lying in a driveway on Conrad Drive covered in blood around 6:30 Tuesday morning. He was pronounced dead at the scene.... more »
  • DNA Expert: Blood found is a mixture of Tate and Harris

    April 4, 2011 2:20 PM

    BATON ROUGE- DNA experts told jurors some blood found in Harris car and on detergent bottles inside the couple's home was a mixture of Chiquita Tate and Greg Harris' blood. Allyson Saadi told jurors, there's a one in 32.5 quadrillion chance it belongs to someone else. Harris is accused... more »
  • Blood to be split for drunk driving trial

    November 29, 2010 4:14 PM

    NEW ROADS-- A vial of blood that could send an accused drunk driver to jail for killing another woman will be split in half. Right now, prosecutors have 10 milliliters of blood taken from Victoria Gosserand the night they say she hit and killed 23-year-old Terri Parker and badly... more »
  • Attorneys compromise over Gosserand blood sample

    November 29, 2010 12:12 PM

    NEW ROADS - Attorneys in the Victoria Gosserand vehicular homicide case have reached a compromise over the accused's blood sample. Prosecutors say that sample shows Gosserand's blood was nearly four times the legal limit the night she crashed her vehicle into another car, killing 23-year-old Terri Parker and badly... more »
  • Louisiana state flag redesigned

    November 22, 2010 11:59 AM

    BATON ROUGE - Louisiana officials are unveiling a redesign of Louisiana's state flag that keeps the pelican but shows blood on the bird's chest. Louisiana's blue flag shows a mother pelican feeding her chicks in a nest. Historical descriptions also include three drops of blood on the mother's breast... more »
  • Sorority hosts blood, bone marrow drive

    October 1, 2010 4:59 PM

    LSU students went out today to honor a former classmate and help an important charity. Delta Delta Delta sorority hosted a blood drive and marrow registry drive to help children from Baton Rouge in desperate need of blood or bone marrow transplant. The Tri Delta sorority sisters said they... more »
  • Police give update on 'No Refusal' weekend

    September 7, 2010 5:45 PM

    Louisiana State Police called the "No Refusal" weekend a success. Troopers said they worked zero fatalities during the Labor Day holiday weekend. Five people died in alcohol-related accidents last year. More than 50 law enforcement agencies took part in a program to crackdown on DWI's. The "No Refusal" campaign... more »
  • 'No Refusal' campaign guarantees evidence in DWI cases

    September 3, 2010 10:21 PM

    Authorities warn not to even try getting out of taking a breath test if police stop you for drunk driving this holiday weekend. The "No Refusal" campaign gives authorities an old tool to use against you in a new way. If you're arrested for impaired driving, your first stop is... more »
  • Man bites bus driver, spits blood at cops

    June 20, 2010 4:23 PM

    A judge orders a grand jury investigation of a man who allegedly bit a bus driver, then spat his own blood at police officers. The Sun Herald reports that Justice Court Judge Bruce Strong also kept bond for 37-year-old John Tad Hinton Jr. at $500,000. When Hinton was... more »
  • 2 Your Health for Feb. 24

    February 24, 2010 5:42 PM

    How weight triggers inflammation in the body, a new drug for multiple sclerosis patients, and how to gauge long life are all discussed in this 2 Your Health report. more »
  • Bill would lower age limits for blood donors

    February 10, 2010 4:09 PM

    State lawmakers want to change the minimum age requirements for blood donors. Currently, you have to be 17, but recent changes to federal regulations allow 16-year-olds to donate with a parent's permission. The proposed bill would make the state's regulation the same. State Rep. Mert Smiley (R) of Port... more »
  • 2 Your Health for Jan. 22

    January 22, 2010 5:46 PM

    A new device to help people with heart disease and high cholesterol among children are discussed in this 2 Your Health report. more »
  • 2 Your Health for Dec. 31

    December 31, 2009 5:38 PM

    How acupuncture helps breast cancer patients and the health benefits of Champagne are discussed in this 2 Your Health report. more »
  • Stanford gets ill during court hearing

    October 14, 2009 4:44 PM

    Allen Stanford, the man accused of bilking investors out of $7 billion, became ill during a court hearing in Houston and wiped blood away from his mouth. His attorney blamed the condition on stress Stanford feels from being held in solitary confinement. Stanford was in court to set a trial... more »
  • Incident at Baton Rouge motel under investigation

    September 23, 2009 4:35 PM

    An incident at the "Alamo Plaza Motel" in Baton Rouge left investigators with more questions than answers. Detectives responded to a man down call just after one Wednesday afternoon. There were reports a room was covered in blood. However, when investigators showed up, they couldn't find a victim. ... more »

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