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  • State warns of reported phony 'rebate' scam

    December 11, 2014 3:29 AM

    BATON ROUGE - The Louisiana Department of Children and Family Services is warning the public of a potential scam that has been reported in the Lafayette area involving phony offers for discount store rebate cards. The con artists aim to trick people into providing credit card information. A news release... more »
  • Mom charged after daughter's body found in fridge

    December 3, 2014 4:47 PM

    HOUSTON - A Houston mother has been charged with neglect after her 9-year-old daughter's body was discovered stuffed inside a refrigerator. Amber Keyes is being held Wednesday on a charge of injury to a child-serious bodily injury, connected to death of her daughter, Ayahna Comb. Ayahna weighed 14 pounds when... more »
  • 3-year-old shot in Shreveport

    November 15, 2014 10:31 AM

    SHREVEPORT, La. - A 3-year-old girl was seriously wounded by gunfire at a home in Shreveport. Shreveport Police said it happened shortly after noon Friday. Police were called to University Health Medical Center after the girl was taken there with a gunshot wound to the head. The parents told police... more »
  • Jury suggests death penalty in child murder case

    November 9, 2014 10:31 AM

    MOBILE, Ala. - A jury has recommended the death penalty for a man who was convicted in the deaths of his two young children. Jurors in Mobile County, Alabama voted 10-2 on the sentence for John DeBlase and Circuit Judge Rick Stout has set his sentencing for Dec. 11. DeBlase... more »
  • Judge to review NCAA's Penn State sanctions emails

    November 8, 2014 2:04 PM

    HARRISBURG, Pa. - A judge has ordered the NCAA to turn over 477 internal emails relating to the sanctions imposed on Penn State over the Jerry Sandusky child sex abuse scandal. Commonwealth Court Judge Anne Covey said Friday that she will review the unredacted emails to determine whether they can... more »
  • Mother arrested after naked child found in street

    November 3, 2014 2:31 PM

    GRETNA- A Gretna mother is free on bond following her arrest on child desertion charges after police say her autistic son was found wandering naked in the street and eating grass. Jovan Mosley was arrested Saturday after Gretna Police said her 7-year-old autistic son was found three blocks from their... more »
  • Police: Woman offered to sell child

    October 24, 2014 1:04 PM

    HAMMOND - A couple that police say tried to sell a child at a southeast Louisiana gas station appear headed for Texas. Master Trooper Brooks David, a Louisiana State Police spokesman, says the blue Dodge minivan with Florida license plates was spotted in Lake Charles Friday afternoon but headed west... more »
  • 3-year-old girl beaten to death, police say

    October 19, 2014 10:29 AM

    NEW YORK - Police say a 3-year-old girl has been beaten to death and her 5-year-old brother assaulted at an apartment in New York City. They say Jeida Torres was discovered unconscious and unresponsive Saturday afternoon in an apartment in Brooklyn's Bushwick neighborhood. A Fire Department of New York spokesman... more »
  • Peterson plans to plead not guilty to child abuse charges

    October 7, 2014 2:44 PM

    HOUSTON- A spokeswoman for Minnesota Vikings running back Adrian Peterson's attorney says the NFL player plans to plead not guilty to a child abuse charge during his first court appearance in Texas since his indictment last month. Peterson was scheduled to be in court Wednesday in Conroe, located north of... more »
  • Couple busted for drugs with 4-year-old at home

    September 24, 2014 4:58 PM

    SORRENTO - Deputies said they arrested a man and his wife after the couple tried to deal drugs to undercover agents with their four-year-old girl in the home. Deputies from Ascension and Livingston parishes took Donald Sanford, 36 and his wife Chelsea Sanford, 22, into custody on Monday after... more »
  • Murdered five year old laid to rest

    August 30, 2014 7:27 PM

    BATON ROUGE - 5 year old Jay"v"une Bergin was laid to rest Saturday morning after allegedly being beaten to death by his father, Vernell Day. Day is facing attempted murder charges and a felon in possession of a firearm charge. But both sides of the child's family came... more »
  • Child drowns in Zachary subdivision pool

    August 28, 2014 3:13 PM

    ZACHARY - A child found in a pool in a Zachary subdivision died at the hospital this morning, according to police. It happened at a home in the Coppermill Subdivision on N. Turnberry Avenue when a woman who was house-sitting lost sight of the child. Investigators said the... more »
  • Woman accused of burning child in bath

    August 22, 2014 3:43 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Police arrested a woman after they said she badly scalded a child in her care. Investigators charges Ebony Allen, 28, with cruelty to juveniles after her arrest Thursday. Police said Allen was caring for the child and called 911 to report they'd been burned or... more »
  • Sheriff to hold news conference related to 7-year-old's murder

    August 20, 2014 3:11 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Sheriff Sid Gautreaux has planned an evening news conference to release information related to a case that has outraged the community: the drive-by murder of a seven-year-old boy. Department spokeswoman, Casey Hicks, said the department has been working since the shooting Saturday night and will update... more »
  • 7-year old's friend speaks about slain child Play Video

    August 18, 2014 6:25 PM

    BAKER - The childhood friend of the boy killed in a drive-by shooting over the weekend, spent time today remembering his neighbor. Terrez Coleman, 7, was shot and killed while riding in his family car, with his siblings and parents. Deputies think someone passed by their car on... more »
  • Deputies: Child heard shots that killed mother Play Video

    July 21, 2014 9:56 PM

    DONALDSONVILLE - A six-year-old spent Monday night with family members after deputies said her father shot and killed her mother while the child was inside their home in Ascension Parish. Hours before the child was given to relatives, detectives found Shella "Shay" Howard shot to death in her bathroom.... more »
  • LSP trying to warm up hit-and-run case

    July 14, 2014 9:08 PM

    BRUSLY - State Police are asking for help again as investigators search for the truck or SUV involved in a hit-and-run that left a seven-year-old injured recently. Video captured by a home security system shows what appears to be a mid-1990's Chevrolet Tahoe or GMC Yukon leaving the area... more »
  • Neighbor speaks out about child rape case Play Video

    July 11, 2014 5:06 PM

    WILSON - Police say there are warrants out for the arrest of two people connected to a child rape case. Two men were arrested last night. Joe Loyd of Wilson and Darrell Anderson of Norwood are both accused of raping two children, ages three and six. Police plan to... more »
  • More arrests expected in child rape case

    July 10, 2014 8:26 PM

    WILSON - Two people have been arrested in connection with a child sex ring bust, the rural police department said late Thursday evening. Joe Lloyd and Darrell Anderson face charges of aggravated rape of minor children, a department spokesperson said. The victims are three and six years old. ... more »
  • Child hit by SUV, police looking for driver

    July 5, 2014 3:38 PM

    BRUSLY - State police say a 7-year-old was the victim of a hit and run Friday afternoon. It happened on River Road north of La Hwy 989-1 in Brusly. Officials say the child was hit by a white SUV, possibly a early to mid-1990's Chevy Tahoe or GMC Yukon,... more »
  • Man accused of raping 12-year-old

    June 29, 2014 4:38 PM

    BATON ROUGE - A Baton Rouge man is in jail after police say he raped a child. Jervernete George, 18, is accused of performing sexual acts with a 12-year-old girl. Police say George took the victim to an abandoned house where the crime occurred. He is charged... more »
  • Baton Rouge man found guilty of killing unborn child

    June 27, 2014 2:27 PM

    BATON ROUGE- A Baton Rouge jury has found a man guilty of second-degree murder for the death of his unborn child. Frank Atkins shot his estranged wife Kayla in June of 2012. Kayla was four months pregnant, the baby did not survive. Sentencing is set for October... more »
  • Missing boy found in family's basement

    June 26, 2014 7:33 AM

    DETROIT, MI - The search for a missing 12-year-old in Detroit is over, but there is now confusion about where the boy was found. The eleven day search ended when police found him in the basement of his home. It was the fourth time authorities swept the home since... more »
  • APSO: Child hit, killed by car

    June 9, 2014 4:28 PM

    PIERRE PART - The Assumption Parish Sheriff's Office said a 4-year-old child died after being hit by a car Monday. Sheriff Mike Waguespack said the driver of the vehicle did not see the child while pulling into a residence on Cousin St. in Pierre Part. Deputies said the... more »
  • Ascension Parish Sergeant rescues drowning boy

    May 14, 2014 5:05 PM

    BATON ROUGE - The Ascension Parish Sheriff's Office said one of their sergeants rescued a two-year-old boy from drowning in a pond Tuesday afternoon. Chief Tony Bacala said Sgt. Chad Stafford was performing his daily duties near Mansions of Ivy Lakes apartments when he heard the screams of a... more »
  • Man accused of raping 6-year-old girl

    May 7, 2014 3:21 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Police arrested a Baton Rouge man after they said he raped a six-year-old girl while her mother was not home. Police booked ODerra Holmes into the East Baton Rouge Parish Jail on aggravated rape charges Tuesday. Investigators said the girl's mother told them she'd left... more »
  • More vaccines recommended for polio virus Play Video

    May 6, 2014 5:41 PM

    BATON ROUGE- The polio virus is declared an international concern but doctors say vaccination is the answer. The World Health Organization declared the polio virus a Public Health Emergency of International Concern. They're asking travelers to beware, and get booster shots, if traveling to countries where the disease is... more »
  • Prison time for forced labor

    April 24, 2014 7:51 PM

    YOUNGSTOWN, OHIO- A woman who lured a mentally disabled mother and her child into captivity and forced labor got nearly four-years in prison. A federal judge sentenced 22-year-old Dezerah Silsby after she made a plea deal when she was charged with threatening the woman, beating her and making her... more »
  • Dangerous child predator arrested in Denham Springs

    April 17, 2014 2:31 PM

    DENHAM SPRINGS- A Denham Springs man accused of multiple sex crimes against children, is now behind bars. Authorities arrested 44 year-old Giles Frederick Thibodeaux Jr. at his home in the 9200 block of Greystone Drive. Thibodeaux was booked into the Livingston Parish Jail as a fugitive from the... more »
  • Man arrested in stabbing of 3-month-old

    April 16, 2014 11:57 AM

    BATON ROUGE - Police arrested a Baton Rouge man on charges of stabbing his 3-month-old child and beating the child's mother. Jason Jarreau is facing battery, domestic abuse, and cruelty to juveniles charges. Investigators say the mother told them that Jarreau struck her while she was holding the... more »
  • Emotional scene where child was hit, killed by vehicle

    April 1, 2014 9:20 PM

    BATON ROUGE- A one-year-old girl died after being hit by a vehicle Tuesday evening. Authorities said a man was backing out of a driveway on North 17th Street when the child was struck. The crash happened between Bay and Chestnut. The incident was described as a terrible accident.... more »
  • Walk a Mile Save a Child Play Video

    March 27, 2014 9:14 AM

    BATON ROUGE - April is Child Abuse Awareness Month and the Center of Empowerment for Families and Youth is hosting a walk to kick-off the month. The walk is on Saturday, April 5th at 8:30 a.m. at the Antioch Full Gospel Baptist Church. Watch the video for more... more »
  • Mom arrested after teachers witness beating

    March 14, 2014 10:33 PM

    BATON ROUGE- A mother faces charges after school administrators told an East Baton Rouge Parish Sheriff's deputy she beat her child in front of them. Akilah Finley, 32, faces cruelty to a juvenile charges. According to her arrest report, witnesses saw her smash her son's head into a... more »
  • Bus driver suspended for incident involving child

    March 7, 2014 2:20 PM

    NEW ROADS- The Pointe Coupee Parish School Board has suspended a school bus driver for six months without pay and stripped him of his tenure rights for leaving a 5-year-old student on his bus for several hours three months ago. The board voted Thursday to suspend Roger Dixon, who has... more »
  • Man arrested for trying to kill girlfriend's unborn child

    February 27, 2014 3:29 PM

    BATON ROUGE- Authorities arrested a Baton Rouge man after investigators said he tried to kill his girlfriend's unborn child. Deputies accused 18-year-old Darrell Johnson of attempted second degree feticide and domestic abuse battery charges. Investigators said on Feb. 20 Johnson and his girlfriend, who was seven months pregnant,... more »
  • Mom arrested after child eats crack cocaine crumbs

    February 12, 2014 10:49 PM

    BATON ROUGE- A 33-year-old mother faces charges after she admitted to police her child likely ate crack cocaine from coke crumbs on the floor following her high. Keisha Strudivant was arrested when the child was taken to an area hospital and doctors said the boy showed signs of cocaine... more »
  • Toddler thrown from vehicle in critical condition

    January 6, 2014 6:21 AM

    PRAIRIEVILLE - Louisiana State Police are investigating a single car crash in Ascension Parish that critically injured a two-year-old when he was thrown from the car. Troopers say 18-year-old Jonqualya Benton was driving on US Hwy 61 when she ran off the road, hit a driveway and overturned. The... more »
  • Deputies: 14-year-old sold as sex slave for money, drugs

    December 18, 2013 4:32 PM

    DONALDSONVILLE- Two women and a man have been arrested and a second man is at large connected to a child prostitution bust in Ascension Parish. Deputies said Wednesday, they arrested Lakeisha Marshall, 33, along with Wendell Walker, 46, and Trenace Tyler, 19 for being involved in selling a 14-year-old... more »
  • Child pornography suspect captured

    December 17, 2013 11:50 AM

    SHREVEPORT - A child pornography suspect has been captured in north Louisiana. The suspect was wanted by U.S. Immigration investigators. Federal authorities said the suspect was arrested Monday evening at a residence near Jonesboro. Nearly 50 tips to homeland security investigators helped lead to the arrest. more »
  • Woman arrested in connection with 12-year-old's rape

    December 11, 2013 10:31 PM

    BATON ROUGE- A woman wanted in connection with a rape case involving a 12-year-old girl has been caught. Deputies said Jessica Carr was arrested off Plank Road Wednesday. "She was taken into custody without incident and booked," East Baton Rouge Parish Sheriff's Office Spokesperson Casey Rayborn Hicks said.... more »
  • Woman becomes sixth person tied to rape case

    December 5, 2013 5:23 PM

    BATON ROUGE - On Thursday, authorities said a woman became the sixth person tied to the repeated rape of a 12-year-old girl. East Baton Rouge Sheriff's deputies said they're looking for 22-year-old Jessica Carr of Baton Rouge. Carr and five other men are accused of raping the 12-year-old girl.... more »
  • Child dies in 2 vehicle crash in Washington Parish

    December 3, 2013 10:56 AM

    VARNADO, La.- Louisiana State Police say a 4-year-old child died in a head-on collision on La. Highway 21 in Washington Parish. The accident happened around 9 p.m. Monday. Trooper Greg Marchand says a car driven by 26-year-old Linda D. Beard, of Foxworth, Miss., was southbound, crossed the center line and... more »
  • Two men arrested on child porn charges

    November 22, 2013 11:15 AM

    NEW ORLEANS - Police arrested two men from New Orleans on child pornography charges. The state Attorney General's Office says 37-year-old Brian Keith Stewart faces 15 counts of possessing pornography involving juveniles, with another count of distributing. He was arrested Thursday. 25-year-old Matthew Totaro was also arrested Thursday in a... more »
  • Mom wanted after doing cocaine, killing unborn child

    November 13, 2013 10:27 PM

    BATON ROUGE- Police have issued an arrest warrant for a mother who said she snorted cocaine while she was pregnant and her unborn child died. Police said Princess Beachem delivered a stillborn seven months into her pregnancy after being rushed to an area hospital with abdominal pain. Doctors could... more »
  • Father indicted in child's death

    October 16, 2013 2:32 PM

    BATON ROUGE - A 26-year-old Baton Rouge has been indicted on a first-degree murder charge in the June death of his 11-month-old daughter. Larry Leflore is accused of with inflicting severe injuries on Aaliyah Heard. The injuries included bleeding in the brain and cigarette burns on her body. East Baton... more »
  • Child shot in Baton Rouge, suspect on the run

    October 6, 2013 9:12 PM

    BATON ROUGE- Baton Rouge Police are investigating a shooting that left a 7-year-old child recovering from a gunshot wound to the leg. It happened in the 12,000 block of LaMargie Street. Investigators say the suspect approached a GMC Yukon which was occupied by two subjects and began shooting. While... more »
  • La. State Police rescued missing Fla. child

    October 1, 2013 11:39 AM

    HENDERSON - Louisiana State Police have rescued a missing 5-month-old child from Florida. Officers were on the lookout for a blue Chrysler Town and Country van traveling west on I-10. Trooper Stephen Hammons says officers stopped the van yesterday afternoon around 4:30 and found the child in the vehicle... more »
  • Woman booked with multiple child desertion charges

    September 24, 2013 8:50 AM

    MONROE- A 29-year-old Monroe woman faces seven counts each of child desertion and cruelty to juveniles. The News-Star reports Latasha D. Harris was arrested shortly before 2 a.m. Tuesday. Police say Harris left seven of her children - aged 1, 2, 6, 7, 9, 10 and 11 - unattended in... more »
  • 16-month-old boy drowns in Denham Springs

    September 21, 2013 5:25 PM

    DENHAM SPRINGS - A 16-month-old boy was pronounced dead today after a possible drowning in Denham Springs. Around 12:30 p.m., The Livingston Parish Sheriff's Office responded to the scene on Lafourche Lane. Deputies say no foul play is suspected. The sheriff's office did not release any further details. more »
  • New Roads man arrested for child sex trafficking

    September 18, 2013 2:39 PM

    Baton Rouge- A New Roads man has been arrested for trafficking a juvenile for sex. That's according to the Attorney General's office. Along with child sex trafficking, police charged 48 year-old John Wayne Garon with human trafficking, and contributing to the delinquency of a juvenile by sexual immoral acts.... more »
  • Mom pleads not guilty in child's death

    September 14, 2013 2:43 PM

    BATON ROUGE - A Baton Rouge woman has pleaded not guilty to counts of second-degree murder and second-degree cruelty to a juvenile in the death of her 11-month-old daughter. The Advocate reports that 28-year-old Ashley Heard pleaded not guilty Friday. An East Baton Rouge Parish grand jury indicted Heard in... more »
  • Deputy in Ascension Parish arrested for child porn

    September 11, 2013 2:17 PM

    Gonzales- A deputy with the Ascension Parish Sheriff's Office, arrested for child pornography, is now out of a job. Investigators arrested 24 year-old Todd Tripp after he reportedly exchanged inappropriate text messages and pictures with a 15 year-old in another parish. They say Tripp did meet the teen... more »
  • Child dies after getting stuck in open car window

    September 9, 2013 2:53 PM

    GONZALES - A three-year-old died after his head got stuck in an open car window, according to the Ascension Parish Sheriff's Office. Deputies said the child was able to climb onto the car and was trapped when he put his head through the partially open window at a house... more »
  • Execution date reset for convicted child killer

    September 6, 2013 8:58 AM

    MANSFIELD- State District Judge Robert Burgess in Mansfield has set a Nov. 5 execution date for child killer Christopher Sepulvado. Sepulvado was convicted 20 years ago for the first-degree murder of his 6-year-old stepson, Wesley Allen Mercer. The Times reports Burgess' decision Thursday to sign another execution warrant comes less... more »
  • Jail releases mug shot of mom accused of leaving child with gas can

    September 4, 2013 2:54 PM

    BATON ROUGE- Police said they arrested a mother after she put her infant inside an ice chest with a gas can. The woman's booking photo, commonly referred to as a "mug shot," was released by the jail Wednesday afternoon. Jami Jo Ranson remains in the custody of the East... more »
  • 11-year-old girl dies after shooting at N.O. home

    September 2, 2013 10:50 AM

    NEW ORLEANS - Police say an 11-year-old girl has died following a shooting at a New Orleans home that also wounded another child and a man. New Orleans Police Department spokesman Garry Flot said the girl was shot in the head early Monday before she died at an area hospital... more »
  • Casino winnings bring in $1M in child support

    August 29, 2013 2:07 PM

    BATON ROUGE- A state law that allows state government to grab casino winnings from parents behind on their child support has surpassed the $1 million mark. The state Department of Children and Family Services announced Thursday that it has collected $1.2 million from 969 noncustodial parents at casinos across Louisiana.... more »
  • Two Denham Springs men arrested on child porn charges

    August 29, 2013 12:26 PM

    DENHAM SPRINGS - Two Denham Springs men have been arrested on charges of downloading child pornography. The arrests came from separate incidents, according the the Louisiana Attorney General's High Technology Crime Unit. 49-year-old Morris Roubique was booked into Livingston Parish Prison on five counts of pornography involving juveniles.... more »
  • EBRSO: Two booked after meth lab fire

    August 28, 2013 4:20 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Sheriff's deputies arrested two people in East Baton Rouge Parish Tuesday night after they said one of them was injured in a meth fire. Deputies arrested Amanda Henderson, 26, and Mark Degruiter, 27, after the fire around 10 p.m. at 7940 Jefferson Highway. Investigators said... more »
  • Deputies: 8-year-old shot grandmother after playing video game Play Video

    August 23, 2013 3:28 PM

    SLAUGHTER - Sheriff's deputies said Friday afternoon, an eight-year-old intentionally shot his grandmother in the back of the head minutes after playing the video game "Grand Theft Auto IV." Investigators said the child, who was not identified, shot Marie Smothers while she watched TV. Smothers, 90, was the child's... more »
  • 8-year-old shooter kills woman Thursday evening

    August 22, 2013 9:19 PM

    SLAUGHTER- State Police are assisting East Feliciana Parish Sheriff's investigators in a case where an eight-year-old boy shot a woman in the head. The unidentified woman died at the scene deputies said Thursday night. The shooting happened just after 5 p.m. at a mobile home community on Highway... more »
  • Suspect in 2 RI homicides found; tot still missing

    August 11, 2013 3:06 PM

    JOHNSTON, R.I. - Massachusetts State Police say the suspect in a double homicide and kidnapping in Rhode Island has been captured, but the toddler is still missing. State police spokesman Dave Procopio tells WPRI-TV that Malcolm Crowell was apprehended Sunday afternoon in Fall River after a nationwide Amber Alert was... more »
  • Man indicted in child beating death

    August 8, 2013 4:39 PM

    ZACHARY - A grand jury indicted a Zachary man today in the death of his girlfriend's young child. The grand jury charged Willie Stone, 23, with the second-degree murder in the April 15 death of Azaria Johnson. Stone told investigators at first that the 18-month-old child was unresponsive... more »
  • Gonzales man arrested for child pornography

    July 30, 2013 2:14 PM

    GONZALES- A suspected child predator from Gonzales is now behind bars. Thomas Preston Newman Jr., who is 26 years old, was booked into the Ascension Parish Prison on nine counts of pornography involving juveniles. If convicted, he faces up to 20 years in prison on each count. The... more »
  • Deputies arrest man wanted for killing 6-year-old girl

    July 16, 2013 11:14 PM

    WESTWEGO- Authorities have arrested a man wanted in connection with the gruesome murder of a 6-year-old girl in the New Orleans area WDSU TV reported on its website late Tuesday night. Matthew Flugence was taken from a home in Westwego, the station said. He was taken to the Jefferson... more »
  • Denham Springs man sentenced in child porn case

    July 12, 2013 9:44 AM

    BATON ROUGE - A 44-year-old Denham Springs man has been sentenced in Baton Rouge to eight years in prison after pleading guilty to possession, receipt and attempted receipt of child pornography. David L. Whitehead was also ordered by U.S. District Judge James J. Brady on Thursday to serve 10 years... more »
  • Mom mum about cruelty charges Play Video

    July 11, 2013 10:57 AM

    DENHAM SPRINGS - Sheriff's deputies arrested a Livingston Parish woman recently after they said she left two toddlers unsupervised in a running car, and one of them choked themselves unconscious using a car window. Deputies arrested Candace Gordon, 20, of Denham Springs Monday on charges of cruelty to juveniles... more »
  • Kevin Jonas, wife expecting 1st child

    July 9, 2013 2:53 PM

    NEW YORK- There's a new Jonas on the horizon. A representative for the Jonas Brothers says Kevin Jonas and wife Danielle are expecting their first child. The two married in 2009. They are the stars of the E! reality series "Married to Jonas," which wrapped its second season in May.... more »
  • 2-year-old in critical condition after getting trapped in car window

    July 3, 2013 10:33 PM

    MAUREPAS- A two-year-old child was rushed to an area hospital after getting stuck in a car window. Deputies said the child was unconscious after being trapped between the glass and the frame. According to the Livingston Parish Sheriff's Office, the child was in a safety restraint and was... more »
  • Homeless man booked with raping child in woods

    July 2, 2013 12:39 PM

    THIBODAUX - Police say a homeless man living in the woods near Thibodaux is accused of raping a pre-teen twice within weeks. Thibodaux Police spokesman David Melancon tells The Courier the child's gender and age are not being released because police believe it would help reveal the victim's identity. Melancon... more »
  • Families feuding after baby's killing Play Video

    June 28, 2013 10:23 PM

    BATON ROUGE - A fight for justice over the death of an eleventh-month child has turned into a war of words between family members. Aaliyah Heard died after a severe blow to the head. Aaliyah's father, Larry Leflore, 26, is charged with first degree murder. Aaliyah's mother, Ashley Heard,... more »
  • Man arrested for desertion after child's disappearance Play Video

    June 28, 2013 10:41 AM

    GONZALES - Police arrested a Gonzales man after they said he passed out while watching a young child, then reported her missing when he woke up and found she wasn't there. Officers charged John Peppers Jr., 24, of Gonzales with child desertion after the 6-year-old girl was found at... more »
  • Police spend evening searching for missing child

    June 27, 2013 8:30 PM

    GONZALES- A very visible search effort was underway for much of Thursday evening here, after a six-year-old girl was reported missing. Police said the child's godfather filed the complaint after he woke-up from a nap and the child had vanished. The man said he was watching the child when... more »
  • Police: Bystander tried to revive child found in pool

    June 27, 2013 12:47 PM

    BAKER - Investigators said a bystander jumped in and tried to revive a Baker child found unresponsive in a neighborhood pool, but was unsuccessful. Police said the woman was visiting the pool at the Azalea Gardens Trailer Park when she saw 9-year-old Ladarius Bradford at the bottom of it.... more »
  • Coroner: Infant had old injuries, death ruled homicide

    June 24, 2013 2:48 PM

    BATON ROUGE - An autopsy revealed the 11-month-girl who died this weekend also had several old injuries, according to the East Baton Rouge Parish coroner. The coroner's office ruled Aaliyah Heard's death a homicide today, saying the child died from blunt force trauma to the head. The coroner... more »
  • BRFD: Mattress fire started by child with matches

    June 20, 2013 4:51 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Firefighters in Baton Rouge said a house fire today was started by a child playing with matches, but put out before any major damage could be done. Curt Monte with the Baton Rouge Fire Department said the fire was called in just after 3 p.m. from... more »
  • Child predator sentenced to 99 years

    June 17, 2013 11:25 AM

    HOUMA - A Houma man has been sentenced to 99 years at hard labor after pleading guilty to eight counts of molestation of a juevenile and eight counts of production of child pornograhphy. Attorney General Buddy Caldwell announced that sentence today of 35 year old Scott Thomas Massey. ... more »
  • Defense rests in Franklin Dale Church trial

    June 14, 2013 10:43 AM

    LIVINGSTON - Closing arguments began this morning in the trial of a former Livingston Parish fire chief accused of having sex with a child. Prosecutors rested their case this morning after testimony from a computer forensics detective. Defense attorneys rested after calling one witness. Franklin Dale Church faces... more »
  • 10-year-old behind wheel of SUV

    June 12, 2013 5:16 PM

    KENNER - Kenner police say officers responding to a call about a sport utility vehicle being driven recklessly on Interstate 10 found a 10-year-old boy behind the wheel when they pulled the vehicle over later on a city street. Two women in the vehicle were arrested. Police said both allegedly... more »
  • HS teacher accused of having child pornography

    June 12, 2013 9:01 AM

    METAIRIE- School officials say a 43-year-old Grace King High School teacher accused of child pornography has been placed on indefinite leave from his job. The Jefferson Parish public school system disclosed the employment status of Walter Sologaistoa, of Kenner, but did not say whether the Spanish teacher is still being... more »
  • Deputies arrest mother, partner in child's death Play Video

    June 11, 2013 5:57 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Deputies in East Baton Rouge Parish accused two women of killing a child they said had a blow to the head and other injuries. "When we brought both women in, neither of them seemed to know how the child received blunt forced trouble to the head,"... more »

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