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  • UN: Ebola cases could eventually reach 20,000

    August 28, 2014 5:58 AM

    GENEVA - The World Health Organization says the Ebola outbreak in West Africa eventually could exceed 20,000 cases, more than 6 times as many as now. A new study by the U.N. health agency also assumes that in many hard-hit areas, the actual number of cases may be two to... more »
  • Miss. officials: 2 new cases of West Nile virus

    August 19, 2014 2:05 AM

    JACKSON, MI - State health officials say two more Mississippians have been infected with West Nile Virus. The state Department of Health said Monday that a Hinds County resident and a Rankin County resident have confirmed cases. So far this year, nine cases of West Nile have been reported, including... more »
  • DHH confirms 6 new West Nile virus cases

    August 1, 2014 4:30 PM

    BATON ROUGE - The Louisiana Department of Home and Health (DHH) added another six confirmed cases of West Nile virus this week, including one asymptomatic case in East Baton Rouge Parish. The new numbers bring the total number of Louisiana cases in Louisiana this year to 15. Caddo and... more »
  • DHH reports first human cases of West Nile in 2014

    July 8, 2014 2:55 PM

    BATON ROUGE- The state Department of Health and Hospitals has reported the first human cases of West Nile virus in 2014. The three cases were confirmed in Livingston Parish and were all asymptomatic, meaning the individuals did not know they were infected. Asymptomatic individuals were never ill and... more »
  • AG: Fraud cases difficult in food stamp misuse

    February 28, 2014 3:11 PM

    BATON ROUGE- Attorney General Buddy Caldwell says it would be hard to prosecute fraud cases against Louisiana residents who overspent food stamp limits during a computer crash last October. Caldwell said Friday there's no evidence of who presented the food stamp card, and he says no stores complained about the... more »
  • DHH confirms 5 new West Nile virus cases in La.

    September 20, 2013 2:41 PM

    Baton Rouge- The state Department of Health and Hospitals has confirmed five new cases of the West Nile virus. This brings the year's total to 39. The new cases were confirmed in Caldwell, Lafayette, Rapides and Ouchita parishes. Humans contract West Nile when they are bitten by... more »
  • DHH confirms three new west nile virus cases in La.

    September 13, 2013 2:23 PM

    Baton Rouge- The state Department of Health and Hospitals has confirmed three new West Nile virus cases this week, bringing this year's total number of cases to 34. The new cases include two cases of neuroinvasive disease, one from Livingston Parish and one from Rapides Parish. There was... more »
  • DHH confirms 8 new cases of West Nile virus

    August 30, 2013 2:05 PM

    BATON ROUGE - The state Department of Health and Hospitals reported eight new West Nile cases today, bringing the year's total number of cases to 21 so far. This new infections include four cases of neuroinvasive disease, which is the most dangerous form of the infection. One case each... more »
  • New Orleans teacher arrested in child porn case

    April 10, 2013 9:00 AM

    NEW ORLEANS- The FBI says a teacher at St. Mary's Academy in New Orleans has been arrested for allegedly enticing 14-year-old boy to produce sexually explicit images. The Times-Picayune reports 29-year-old Keith Joseph McGee was arrested Tuesday by the FBI's Child Exploitation Task Force. St. Mary's Academy is a private... more »
  • High court reject's rapper C-Murder's appeal

    February 19, 2013 9:03 AM

    WASHINGTON- The Supreme Court has passed up another chance to deal with an anomaly of constitutional law that requires federal juries to reach unanimous verdicts in criminal cases, but allows states to make different rules. The court on Tuesday rejected the appeal of the rapper known as C-Murder, who is... more »
  • High court may block Stanford investor lawsuits

    January 18, 2013 9:47 PM

    WASHINGTON - The Supreme Court will hear an appeal that seeks to shut down class-action lawsuits from investors who lost billions in a massive Ponzi scheme orchestrated by convicted former Texas tycoon R. Allen Stanford. The justices on Friday said they would review appeals court rulings allowing the suits to... more »
  • Letten "weighing options" on future, mum on cases

    January 15, 2013 2:41 PM

    NEW ORLEANS- At his first public appearance since leaving office, former U.S. Attorney Jim Letten says he is still weighing his options for the future. Letten also said he is optimistic that New Orleans officials and the Justice Department will work together to improve the city's troubled police department, despite... more »
  • Court to hear gay marriage cases

    December 7, 2012 3:37 PM

    WASHINGTON - The Supreme Court will take up California's ban on same-sex marriage, a case that could give the justices the chance to rule on whether gay Americans have the same constitutional right to marry as heterosexuals. The justices said Monday they will review a federal appeals court ruling that... more »
  • DHH: 9 new West Nile cases, 1 death

    October 12, 2012 4:32 PM

    BATON ROUGE - State health officials report one new West Nile virus death and nine new cases, bringing the total to 12 deaths this year and 312 cases. The Department of Health and Hospitals' weekly report shows five new neuroinvasive disease cases - the most serious type. Two were reported... more »
  • 25 new West Nile cases in La.

    October 5, 2012 4:39 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Louisiana's health department says 25 new West Nile virus infections have been reported in the state this week, including seven that caused potentially fatal neuro-invasive disease, the most serious consequence of the mosquito-borne virus. The seven were reported in Ascension, Caddo, East Baton Rouge, Franklin, Grant and... more »
  • 24 new cases of West Nile announced

    August 17, 2012 2:03 PM

    BATON ROUGE - The Louisiana Department of Health and Hospitals reported 24 new cases of West Nile virus infections this week. No additional deaths from the virus have occurred, but six people have died so far this year. DHH has found a total of 92 cases of West... more »
  • DHH confirms 19 new cases of West Nile Virus

    July 27, 2012 2:35 PM

    Baton Rouge-The Louisiana Department of Health and Hospitals has confirmed 19 additional human cases of West Nile Virus, bringing this year's total to 33, which includes 13 new cases of the potentially deadly neuroinvasive disease (NID). The new NID cases were reported in Caddo, Concordia, East Baton Rouge, Jefferson,... more »
  • Six new cases of West Nile Virus confirmed in La.

    July 13, 2012 2:15 PM

    The Louisiana Department of Health and Hospitals (DHH) has confirmed six additional human cases of West Nile Virus, bringing this year's total to 10. The six new cases come from East Feliciana, Jefferson, Rapides, St. Tammany and Tangipahoa parishes. Health officials characterize West Nile infections three ways: neuroinvasive,... more »
  • DHH confirms three new cases of West Nile Virus in La.

    July 6, 2012 2:50 PM

    BATON ROUGE - The Louisiana Department of Health and Hospitals (DHH) has confirmed three additional human cases of West Nile Virus, one of them the potentially deadly neuroinvasive disease. The neuroinvasive disease case was an adult in Vernon Parish and the two adult asymptomatic cases were in Tangipahoa Parish.... more »
  • One dead, two cases confirmed in La. E Coli outbreak

    June 8, 2012 10:20 AM

    BATON ROUGE - One person is dead in Louisiana and two more cases have been confirmed to be part of an E-Coli outbreak in the South. In other states, 12 more people have recently became ill from E-Coli. Find out how many other people could be exposed, and... more »
  • Kidney stone cases on the rise

    May 30, 2012 10:30 AM

    BATON ROUGE - Cases of kidney stones are on the rise and new research links it to weight. Find out if you're at risk, and what doctors say you can do about it. News 2's Sarah Rosario gets answers tonight at 5 p.m. more »
  • Judge on High

    April 4, 2012 7:42 PM

    Rulings by a judge in Knox County, Tennessee were called into questions after Richard Baumgartner was found to be high on prescription drugs for the last two years of his career. Prosecutors say Baumgartner presided over more than a thousand cases during that period. Having to go back and review... more »
  • Murdoch company to pay hacking damages in 36 cases

    January 19, 2012 6:38 AM

    LONDON (AP) - Rupert Murdoch's media company has agreed to pay damages to 36 high-profile victims of tabloid phone-hacking, including actor Jude Law, soccer player Ashley Cole and former British Deputy Prime Minister John Prescott. They are among dozens of people who were suing News Group Newspapers after their mobile... more »
  • DHH confirms 2 new cases of West Nile virus

    October 21, 2011 2:46 PM

    BATON ROUGE, La.- State health regulators have confirmed two new cases of West Nile virus, bringing this year's total to 12. The Louisiana Department of Health and Hospitals on Friday said both new cases are from St. Tammany Parish. One of the new cases is neuroinvasive disease, which... more »
  • Baton Rouge ranks 2nd again in rate of AIDS cases

    May 17, 2011 3:36 PM

    BATON ROUGE - The latest data shows that for the second year in a row, the Baton Rouge metropolitan area ranked second in the nation in the rate of AIDS cases. According to 2009 data released recently by the federal Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the rate is... more »
  • Whooping Cough Cases

    February 23, 2011 7:27 PM

    More than 21,000 people in the U.S. got whooping cough last year, many of them children, and federal health experts say its the highest number since 2005 and among the worst outbreaks in more than 50 years. The experts are puzzled by the recent spike in cases since the vaccine... more »
  • Concerns about LA Office of Probation and Parole

    January 18, 2011 9:59 AM

    BATON ROUGE - A state lawmaker says parole and probation agents are underpayed and overworked. He's concerned the problem will only get worse. Senator Elbert Guillory, D-Opelousas, is chairman of a senate panel examining the office. He says agents are leaving at an alarming rate. Senator Guillory says many are... more »
  • Louisiana seeing most cases of "bath salt" abuse

    December 21, 2010 4:35 PM

    BATON ROUGE – 84 people have been hospitalized since September after using a new drug being marketed as bath salts, according to state health officials. According to the Department of Health and Hospitals, Louisiana has seen more hospitalizations over the new drug than any other state. The state Poison Center... more »
  • State sees increase in West Nile cases

    October 7, 2010 1:48 PM

    Louisiana has had more West Nile virus diagnoses - and more serious infections - so far this year than in all of 2009. Louisiana's Department of Health and Hospitals says cases in Iberia and Vermilion parishes bring this year's total to 27 - 12 in East Baton Rouge Parish and... more »
  • Earl K. Long hospital dropping maternity cases

    September 29, 2010 12:44 PM

    Another state medical center will soon be sending its maternity cases to a different hospital. Beginning early next year, the Woman's Hospital will take over the maternity ward at Earl K. Long Medical Center, according to EKL spokesperson Martha Johnson. This is the second state hospital to... more »
  • Two new confirmed cases of West Nile Virus in La.

    September 24, 2010 5:49 PM

    There are two new human cases of West Nile Virus, bringing this year’s total to 25, according to The Louisiana Department of Health and Hospitals. The cases come from Iberia and St. Tammany Parishes and are reported in DHH’s weekly Louisiana Arbovirus Surveillance Summary, which can be found in the... more »
  • Feds to help NO police evaluate murder cases

    September 22, 2010 5:58 AM

    A team of federal agents will help the New Orleans Police Department in evaluating how the department investigates homicide cases and why the city's murder rate is so high. Superintendent Ronal Serpas asked the Homicide Technical Expert Team to come to New Orleans. The team will arrive Monday and go... more »
  • 7 new cases of West Nile in Louisiana

    September 3, 2010 2:19 PM

    The Louisiana Department of Health and Hospitals has confirmed seven new human cases of West Nile Virus. The new cases come from East Baton Rouge and Ascension Parishes, bringing this year's total to 19 statewide. Eighteen of the 19 cases have come from East Baton Rouge and Ascension... more »
  • 2 enter not guilty pleas in sex cases

    August 17, 2010 6:52 AM

    Two people recently indicted in unrelated federal child-sex cases have pleaded not guilty in Lafayette federal court. Gueydan Fire Chief Lindsey Troy LeBlanc pleaded innocent Monday to two counts of attempting to receive child pornography and one count of attempting to coerce a minor to engage in criminal sexual acts.... more »
  • Ex-deputy's alleged drug use could affect cases

    June 22, 2010 9:00 AM

    Assumption Parish prosecutors don't yet know how many cases could be damaged by a former deputy's alleged use of drugs held as evidence. Sheriff Mike Waguespack says most were closed and likely won't be affected, but authorities are still determining how many are open. Lt. Louis Lambert had been the... more »
  • Retired trooper hired to head cold case division

    April 29, 2010 8:48 AM

    Iberia Parish Sheriff's Office has hired a retired state police investigator to be the head of the department's cold case division. Richard Fleming started last week by first investigating the 2004 homicide of Carrie Billeaud, a 62-year-old New Iberia woman found beaten to death at her business. There is an... more »

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