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  • Two teens arrested after carrying weapons at Assumption High School

    October 17, 2017 3:24 PM

    ASSUMPTION - Authorities say two 15-year-olds were arrested in Assumption Parish after they admitted to carrying weapons at school. A faculty member at Assumption High School found a .22 caliber handgun in a bathroom Monday morning. A school resource officer recovered the handgun and began interviewing staff and reviewing... more »
  • Infant died after being left in car, guardian forgot to drop child at day care

    October 11, 2017 10:35 PM

    NATALBANY – Sheriff's deputies released new information about the death of an 8-month old Thursday. The baby died Wednesday after being left in a car for hours. Thursday, authorities said the child's guardian realized the child was never dropped off and had been left in the car when... more »
  • State warned day care where child died about its operation prior to death Play Video

    October 3, 2017 12:54 PM

    PRAIRIEVILLE - Records show that an Ascension Parish day care at the center of a 3-month-old's death Monday was operating illegally. According to the the Ascension Parish Sheriff's Office, deputies were called to a home daycare in the 18000 block of Forest Hills Drive in Prairieville in response to... more »
  • Mother faces murder charge in 2-year-old son's death

    October 2, 2017 5:06 PM

    KENNER - Police say a Louisiana woman faces a murder charge after her 2-year-old son was found dead over the weekend with apparent signs of malnutrition and abuse on his body. News outlets report that 27-year-old Twyena Thomas, of Kenner, was initially arrested Saturday night on a charge... more »
  • 5-year-old honored; donates organs following fatal crash Play Video

    October 1, 2017 12:04 AM

    BATON ROUGE - A 5-year-old boy is being remembered as a hero after his organs were donated following a fatal crash earlier this week. West Baton Rouge Sheriff's Deputies escorted the body of Xander Benoit from Our Lady of the Lake Hospital to his home in Lafayette Saturday evening.... more »
  • Area man arrested for beating girlfriend, kidnapping her son

    September 23, 2017 5:08 PM

    BATON ROUGE - The East Baton Rouge Sheriff's Office arrested a man for allegedly striking his girlfriend and kidnapping her son. According to the affidavit, sheriff's deputies were called to the scene of a disturbance in the 2000 block of Thomas H. Delpit Drive around 11 o'clock Friday night.... more »
  • Child hit, injured at Baton Rouge bus stop Thursday morning Play Video

    September 21, 2017 11:20 AM

    BATON ROUGE – An elementary student was hit by a car while trying to get on a school bus Thursday morning. The East Baton Rouge Sheriff's Office said the 11-year-old was crossing the street to board the bus when he was struck by a vehicle. The child suffered minor... more »
  • LSU crushes Greek Life in wake of fraternity death Play Video

    September 14, 2017 4:08 PM

    BATON ROUGE - All Greek activities are suspended at LSU as the university investigates an on-campus fraternity concerning the Wednesday night death of an 18-year-old student. The coroner's office has confirmed to WBRZ that 18-year-old Max Gruver from Roswell, Georgia was taken to a hospital from the Phi Delta... more »
  • Baton Rouge man accused of sexually assaulting teen on multiple occasions

    September 11, 2017 2:31 PM

    BATON ROUGE - A man has been charged with multiple counts of sexual battery after he sexually assaulted a 14-year-old on two different occasions. According to the Baton Rouge Police Department, 20-year-old Maurice Reddick was arrested after he sexually assaulted the teen at an acquaintance's home in August. ... more »
  • Days before child found in trash can, mom pardoned in another child's death Play Video

    August 31, 2017 12:47 PM

    BATON ROUGE – A mother facing charges for birthing her baby in an area Walmart then leaving the newborn in a trash can was granted a pardon for an arrest related to the death of another child days earlier, the WBRZ Investigative Unit uncovered. WBRZ learned Kyandrea Thomas was... more »
  • Two-year-old hit, killed after running into highway

    August 17, 2017 11:44 AM

    ROSELAND – A two-year-old died overnight, State Police revealed Thursday morning, after being hit by a car on La. 10 near La. 1058 in Tangipahoa Parish during a church event. State Police identified the child as Kaleb Dyson of Kentwood. Investigators said Dyson was with his mother and... more »
  • Parents' lawsuit blames schools for bullying, child suicide

    August 9, 2017 1:23 PM

    CINCINNATI - A federal lawsuit says a "treacherous school environment" that allowed and covered up bullying led to the suicide of an 8-year-old Ohio boy. The wrongful death suit filed Monday by the parents of Gabriel Taye names officials at his elementary school and at the Cincinnati Public... more »
  • Hundreds turn out in Ascension Parish to support 3-year-old with rare disorder Play Video

    August 6, 2017 11:36 PM

    PRAIRIEVILLE - Hundreds of drivers turned out in Ascension Parish Sunday to show support for a 3-year-old boy suffering from a rare disorder. Jack Loeber suffers from PACS1, a genetic disorder which causes him to have sudden tantrums. But Jack's parents say watching cars drive by is one of... more »
  • Enlarged text message font leads to child sex abuse arrests

    August 5, 2017 6:22 PM

    SAN JOSE, Cali. - Police arrested a man at a California airport after a woman on his flight spotted him text messaging about sexually molesting young children. According to the San Jose Police Department, officers received responded to the airport after they were tipped off by a woman from... more »
  • 50 bikers escort bullied boy to first day of middle school

    August 5, 2017 3:59 PM

    AUBURN, IN. - The first day of school can be a stressful endeavor for any child, this was especially true for 11-year-old Phil Mick as he prepared to start his first day of sixth grade. According to his mom, Tammy Mick, Phil had confessed that he didn't want to... more »
  • 4-year-old fatally shoots self with gun found inside Florida home

    July 31, 2017 1:52 PM

    TAMPA, Fla. - Police in Florida say a 4-year-old child fatally shot himself with a gun he found in his house. The shooting happened about 5:45 p.m. Sunday in Tampa. In a news release, police said Ashton Gooding found the weapon and discharged it. He was... more »
  • Dad arrested for speeding to hospital with wife in labor

    July 20, 2017 11:16 AM

    PINEVILLE - A Louisiana man who was rushing his wife to the hospital at speeds topping 100 mph missed his child's birth because he was in jail. KALB-TV reports that Zak Evans was arrested Monday and remained in jail as the couple's daughter was born. His wife,... more »
  • Sulphur man arrested on more than 100 counts of child pornography

    July 17, 2017 6:16 PM

    SULPHUR – A Sulphur man was arrested on more than 100 counts of child pornography, the Louisiana Attorney General's Office announced on Monday. Attorney General Jeff Landry's Cyber Crime Unit arrested 27-year-old Cameron Fairley on 80 counts of sexual abuse images/videos of children and 29 additional counts of... more »
  • Man arrested for leaving child in Shreveport casino parking garage

    July 6, 2017 11:17 AM

    SHREVEPORT - A man who authorities say left an eight-year-old child in a vehicle while he went inside a casino has been arrested. The Shreveport Times reports 28-year-old Jakebrian Jones was charged with child desertion. Shreveport police said in a news release that casino employees flagged... more »
  • Man gets 40 years after downloading child porn at casino

    July 1, 2017 2:06 PM

    VICKSBURG, Miss. - A Gulfport man has been sentenced to 40 years in prison after he downloaded child pornography while at a Vicksburg casino. Mississippi Attorney General Jim Hood says 67-year-old Russell Haley pleaded guilty Friday in Warren County Circuit Court to one count of child exploitation. ... more »
  • Sex offender arrested after failing to register in Ascension Parish

    June 20, 2017 4:00 PM

    ASCENSION PARISH - The Ascension Parish Sheriff's Office has arrested a man after he failed to register as a sex offender following another arrest. According to the sheriff's office, 36-year-old Sydney Fairchild is classified as a Tier I sex offender. He failed to complete his registration after he was... more »
  • Two arrested on several child exploitation charges in St. Tammany Parish

    June 20, 2017 2:55 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Attorney General Jeff Landry says two men have been arrested by the Cyber Crime Unit on multiple child exploitation charges. On Tuesday, Landry announced the arrest of 39-year-old Christopher Yates of Slidell and 40-year-old Derrick Lockhart of Covington. Yates was booked on 30 counts of... more »
  • 51 Louisianans arrested on child exploitation charges

    June 18, 2017 12:25 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Louisiana law enforcement officials say they arrested 51 people on child exploitation charges this spring as part of an annual nationwide crackdown. Louisiana Attorney General Jeff Landry announced the results of Operation Broken Heart IV during a news conference Friday. Landry says the... more »
  • Care center loses license after child wanders into street

    June 17, 2017 12:52 PM

    NEW ORLEANS - A Louisiana child care center has lost its license and public funding after a toddler wandered into traffic. The child was not hurt. But, the Louisiana Department of Education says Five Star Learning Academy in New Orleans failed to report the incident to the state... more »
  • Louisiana rated 48th among states in Kids Count rankings

    June 13, 2017 11:45 AM

    BATON ROUGE - Louisiana ranked 48th in an annual national assessment of child well-being that looks at poverty, education and health access. The Kids Count report was released Tuesday by the Annie E. Casey Foundation, a private charitable organization that had Louisiana ranked in the same spot in... more »
  • 69-year-old babysitter arrested after indecent behavior with 2-year-old

    June 5, 2017 5:55 PM

    BATON ROUGE - On Monday, deputies arrested a 69-year-old man who is accused of inappropriately touching a 2-year-old while he was babysitting. According to the East Baton Rouge Sheriff's Office, John Foretich was babysitting the child at the time of the incident. Family says Foretich allegedly kissed the... more »
  • Man arrested for striking girlfriend, infant daughter after dispute at Walmart

    June 3, 2017 5:57 PM

    BATON ROUGE - A Baker man was arrested Friday after he allegedly struck his girlfriend and infant daughter during a trip to Walmart. According to the Baker Police Department, officers were called to Plank Road around 8:30 a.m. after receiving reports of a possible domestic situation at a nearby... more »
  • Child hit, killed during police chase in Baton Rouge Wednesday Play Video

    May 31, 2017 6:35 PM

    BATON ROUGE – Crime scene investigators from various agencies mixed with family and friends of a deceased child were at the scene of a bizarre and tragic crime Wednesday evening. By nightfall, detectives were still piecing together the sequence of events that left the 12-year-old lifeless across... more »
  • Investigation leads to arrest of St. Francisville man in possession of child pornography

    May 30, 2017 4:32 PM

    ST. FRANCISVILLE – An investigation led to the arrest of a man who authorities say had several photos and videos of child pornography. According to the Louisiana Attorney General's Office, Reese Kemp was arrested for 53 counts of sexual abuse images and/or videos of children. Kemp's arrest followed a... more »
  • Emergency crews respond to 14-year-old shot in Livingston Parish Friday

    May 26, 2017 4:35 PM

    WALKER - A 14-year-old was shot in the leg Friday afternoon. Authorities responded to the injured teen, reported in the 11000 block of Arnold Road near Duff outside of Walker. Dispatchers were told the shooting was an accident. Sources told WBRZ, the teen was shot above the left... more »
  • Police: Livingston Parish man admits to possession of child pornography

    May 24, 2017 6:28 PM

    LIVINGSTON – A Livingston Parish man was arrested on Wednesday after investigators say he admitted to possession of child pornography. The Louisiana State Police Bureau of Investigations – Special Victims Unit arrested 47-year-old Leonard Hulsey for charges related to the distribution of images of child pornography. Investigators executed... more »
  • Police: Mississippi man locked disabled child in hot car to punish mom

    May 24, 2017 1:28 PM

    COLUMBUS, Miss. - A Mississippi man is under arrest on a felony child abuse charge after police say he purposefully locked a disabled child in a hot car to punish the girl's mother. Thirty-one-year-old Brandon Windham was arrested last Thursday after witnesses said he walked away from a car with... more »
  • Cincinnati Zoo exhibit scheduled to reopen one year after Harambe's death

    May 21, 2017 4:24 PM

    CINCINNATI - An expanded Gorilla World exhibit at the Cincinnati Zoo is scheduled to open in early June shortly after the one year anniversary of the shooting death of an endangered gorilla named Harambe. The Cincinnati Zoo director tells WXIX-TV they're excited to get the gorillas back outside. Construction began... more »
  • 17-year-old cancer patient passes away after receiving high school diploma Play Video

    May 20, 2017 11:48 PM

    UPDATE: Jerome's family tells WBRZ that he has passed away as of 1 p.m. Sunday afternoon. Those wishing to assist Jerome's family with medical expenses can donate by following the link at the bottom of this story. BATON ROUGE - During a special ceremony this past week, Jerome Singleton... more »
  • STPSO recovers drowning victim at Slidell marina

    May 19, 2017 10:58 PM

    SLIDELL - The St. Tammany Parish Sheriff's Office recovered the body of a person who drowned while swimming at a boat launch. STPSO deputies say their Special Operations division began searching for a subject who went swimming around 3:30 p.m. The body of the victim was recovered around 5:45... more »
  • Surgery successful for 7-year-old boy shot at Calcasieu Parish school

    May 16, 2017 7:04 PM

    MOSS BLUFF - The young victim who was accidentally shot in a Calcasieu Parish classroom Monday is on the road to recovery. Ronald Richard, the attorney for the boy's family, says that 7-year-old Gage Meche is awake and alert after what appears to be a successful surgery. While the... more »
  • 4-year-old fatally shoots himself at Virginia deputy's home

    May 16, 2017 3:59 PM

    ORANGE, Va. - Virginia authorities say a 4-year-old boy fatally shot himself at the home of his child care provider, which is also the home of a Stafford County sheriff's deputy. The Orange County Sheriff's Office said in a statement Tuesday that the child was pronounced dead Monday, the sheriff's... more »
  • 12-year-old girl first to receive life-changing treatment in Baton Rouge area Play Video

    May 10, 2017 6:10 PM

    BATON ROUGE - A 12-year-old girl from Central will be the first person in the capitol area to receive a new treatment for her rare disorder. Sydney Donovan suffers from a rare genetic disorder known as Spinal Muscular Atrophy (SMA). It's similar to muscular dystrophy in that it degrades... more »
  • 10-year-old girl in Florida pries open gator's mouth to free her leg

    May 8, 2017 2:59 PM

    ORLANDO, Fla. - A 10-year-old girl in Florida survived after she managed to wrestle her leg from the jaws of an alligator Saturday. The girl was swimming in a designated swim area of Lake Mary Jane, with water about two feet deep and 10 feet from the shore, when... more »
  • Parents teach children about gun safety after deadly accident at apartment complex Play Video

    May 7, 2017 11:44 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Over the weekend, a mother mourned the loss of her 13-year-old son after he was shot and killed at a Baton Rouge apartment complex. "He was the life of the house. He was a good kid," Anita Barthelemy said. Family and friends gathered to console... more »
  • 3-year-old "bumped" by car in Greenwell Street hit-and-run

    May 5, 2017 9:27 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Sources say a 3-year-old was hit by a vehicle on Greenwell Street. The incident occurred just before 8:30 p.m. on Greenwell Street, between Winchester Avenue and Grand Drive. BRPD officials say they are investigating this incident as a hit-and-run. The suspect was described as a... more »
  • Jarrius Robertson's life-saving liver transplant 'went GREAT'

    April 30, 2017 7:31 PM

    NEW ORLEANS - After 14 years of waiting, a young Saints super fan finally has a new liver. Jarrius "JJ" Robertson, the smiling, trash talking, charismatic face of the Saints, underwent surgery Sunday for a full liver transplant. According to his father, Jordy, Jarrius' surgery "went GREAT!" and... more »
  • 2-year-old hospitalized following crash on Hwy. 19

    April 26, 2017 8:16 PM

    BATON ROUGE - A 2-year-old is among those transferred to the hospital following a crash on Hwy. 19. According to Baton Rouge Police Department officials, the crash happened on Hwy. 19 near Thomas Road. BRPD officials say a 2-year-old female inside one of the vehicles was transferred to... more »
  • Convent man pleads guilty to indecent behavior with 10-year-old

    April 26, 2017 1:28 PM

    CONVENT - A man pleaded guilty to having indecent behavior with a juvenile Monday after he inappropriately touched a 10-year-old in 2014. According to District Attorney Ricky Babin, 30-year-old Jermaine White of Convent was arrested in October 2014 after deputies received a report that he inappropriately touched a 10-year-old... more »
  • Report: Saints nearing deal with Adrian Peterson

    April 24, 2017 4:14 PM

    NEW ORLEANS - Sources are reporting that the New Orleans Saints are nearing a deal with former Vikings running back Adrian Peterson. According to a report from WWL-TV , the NFL Networks media insider Ian Rapoport says that the Saints and and the 32-year-old former NFL MVP are close... more »
  • Report: Man accused of beating woman, seven-week-old child

    April 20, 2017 3:49 PM

    LAPLACE – Deputies arrested a man after they say he beat a woman and his seven-week-old child, WWL reports . The St. John the Baptist Parish Sheriff's Office arrested 29-year-old Ronald Lathers for attempted first degree murder. According to the sheriff's office, Lathers wanted to take his seven-week-old... more »
  • Man arrested for beating 8-month-old son with belt

    April 19, 2017 5:38 PM

    LOUISIANA - A man was arrested Tuesday after he allegedly struck his 8-month-old son with a belt. According to the East Baton Rouge Sheriff's Office, 28-year-old Darius Hasbert was arrested after his live-in girlfriend found several bruises on their 8-month-old son. After the child's mother came home from... more »
  • Minnesota teen's dying wish to go to prom is granted

    April 16, 2017 4:51 PM

    HOREVIEW, Minn. - A 13-year-old Minnesota boy who's been battling brain cancer wanted to go to prom. Jeremy Kohlberg got his wish, thanks to family, friends and classmates. The Shoreview teen has been fighting the disease for about five years. He's undergone several treatments and surgeries. Recently, doctors told his... more »
  • STPSO: Toddler struck by vehicle in Slidell

    April 10, 2017 5:47 PM

    SLIDELL - Deputies are investigating an incident in which a small child was struck by a vehicle Sunday afternoon. According to the St. Tammany Parish Sheriff's Office, the toddle was struck on E. Forest Blvd. at Whisperwood Blvd. Few details are known at this time. This is... more »
  • Florida boy drives car into canal with 2-year-old passenger

    April 8, 2017 8:40 PM

    LEHIGH ACRES, Fla. - Authorities say a Florida man let his 13-year-old son drive a car unsupervised around a neighborhood with a 2-year-old passenger before the boy crashed into a canal. Neither child was seriously hurt in Friday's crash in southwest Florida, The Fort Myers News-Press reported. The Florida Highway... more »
  • Woman abandons 2-year-old for nearly 15 hours to do drugs

    April 1, 2017 7:45 PM

    ZACHARY - A woman was arrested Friday after she left a 2-year-old child alone for more than 14 hours to do drugs with a friend. Deputies responded to a home on Samuels Road after receiving a report that a child had been left alone at the residence when child's... more »
  • Teen killed by carbon monoxide leak at Michigan hotel pool

    April 1, 2017 4:13 PM

    NILES, Mich. - Authorities in southwestern Michigan have identified a 13-year-old boy who died after a carbon monoxide leak in a hotel pool area that also sickened about a dozen people. Employees at the Quality Inn & Suites in Niles called 911 around 10 a.m. Saturday after seeing six unresponsive... more »
  • License revoked at Mandeville day care after child wandered into traffic

    March 23, 2017 6:03 PM

    MANDEVILLE - The Louisiana Department of Education revoked the license of an early learning center in St. Tammany Parish after a child wandered into traffic. According to the department, Kidzone Preschool on Highway 59 in Mandeville was inspected on Mar. 17 after receiving a complaint from a driver that... more »
  • Attorney for Oklahoma senator says he'll resign

    March 20, 2017 11:17 PM

    OKLAHOMA CITY - An attorney for a Republican state senator from Oklahoma City facing felony child prostitution charges says his client plans to resign his seat by Wednesday. Attorney Ed Blau said Monday he's been hired to represent Sen. Ralph Shortey, who is facing three felony counts after police say... more »
  • 2nd child dies in fire linked to exploding hoverboard

    March 16, 2017 5:26 PM

    HARRISBURG - Authorities say a second child has died from a fire in Pennsylvania that fire officials blamed on an exploding hoverboard. The deaths - if definitively linked to the two-wheeled, battery-powered scooter - would be the first in the U.S. caused by a hoverboard fire. A county coroner told... more »
  • 3-year-old killed, two others hurt in Pennsylvania hoverboard fire

    March 11, 2017 5:44 PM

    HARRISBURG, Pa. - Authorities say a 3-year-old girl has died following a Pennsylvania fire that also critically injured two others and appears to have been sparked by a recharging hoverboard. The Lehigh County coroner's office said Ashanti Hughes was pronounced dead at an area hospital just after 11:30 a.m. Saturday.... more »

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