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  • Funeral services to be held for two kids killed in bizarre Livingston crash

    April 20, 2016 8:22 AM

    BATON ROUGE - Funeral services for two children killed in a car crash in Livingston Parish, will be held on Wednesday morning. 4-year-old Samuel Shropshire and 6-year-old Khaiden Ramsey died in the crash on LA 447 south of I-12 on Sunday. It happened when one driver lost his... more »
  • EBR Head Start Program to hold Recruitment Fun Day Play Video

    April 8, 2016 4:28 AM

    BATON ROUGE- Now is the time to sign your children up for the 2016-2017 East Baton Rouge Head Start Program. The Head Start Program helps children develop through comprehensive activities relating to health, education, disabilities and family services. It offers services for all children, including many of those with special... more »
  • Ponchatoula High cleared, authorities investigating bomb threat call

    April 7, 2016 8:14 AM

    BATON ROUGE- Ponchatoula High School is closed today after officials received an anonymous threat. Tangipahoa school officials closed the school after someone made a bomb threat to the the Pontchatoula Police Department Wednesday morning. According to the Tangipahoa Parish Sheriff, the high school has been cleared and secure.... more »
  • Budget cuts might close special needs day care

    February 15, 2016 5:50 PM

    BATON ROUGE - A special needs day care might have to close their doors if the state cuts the budget. Pediatria employees care for special needs children with ventilators and feeding tubes on a daily basis. "This is one of the jewels that we truly have," State Rep.... more »
  • Draft of Common Core revisions up for panel vote

    February 2, 2016 4:23 AM

    NEW ORLEANS- A state panel formed to review the Common Core education standards is expected soon to vote on a draft of proposed changes. The standards committee meets Tuesday in New Orleans. The panel was formed by the Legislature last year as a compromise between opponents and supporters of the... more »
  • Thousands of disabled children could lose health services Play Video

    January 28, 2016 6:46 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Kodi Wilson has a special way of talking to her son Braden. She runs her fingers through his blonde curls while he hums back at her. Braden can't talk or sit up or even grasp his mother's hand. He has a rare disorder known as Leigh's Disease... more »
  • Police say teen pastor admitted to molesting children Play Video

    January 25, 2016 1:27 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Members of the Baton Rouge Police said a teenage pastor admitted to detectives recently that he molested more than a dozen children over a period of several years. Baton Rouge Police charged 18-year-old Kentrell Jackson with indecent behavior with a juvenile and booked him into the... more »
  • Baton Rouge man convicted of using extortion to get nude photos

    January 8, 2016 12:28 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Federal prosecutors say a 25-year-old Baton Rouge man has been convicted in the extortion of numerous children he is accused of using to produce and receive child pornography. U.S. Attorney Walt Green said in a release Matthew Chaney Walker told officials that in 2014 he met young... more »
  • State announces plan to provide more funding for child care services Play Video

    January 6, 2016 7:15 PM

    BATON ROUGE - The Louisiana Department of Education released information on Wednesday about a plan to provide more benefits to daycares that receive state funding and to low income families that use them. Some of the benefits include making more money available to increase the available care these families can... more »
  • Military kids sexually abused hundreds of times each year

    January 4, 2016 11:38 AM

    WASHINGTON - Cpl. Aaron C. Masa became fast friends with a fellow Marine during field training in North Carolina. But behind his buddy's back, Masa was sexually abusing his friend's 3-year-old stepdaughter. He also took sexually explicit photos of the girl and the Marine's infant daughter. A military judge... more »
  • Children in state's care after double murder, suicide Play Video

    December 16, 2015 2:54 PM

    INDEPENDENCE - Investigators said three children are in the state's care after their parents died in a double murder and suicide overnight in Independence. Police Chief Frank Edwards said the kids are ages 15 and younger and in the custody of the Department of Children and Family Services. ... more »
  • Inmates celebrate the holidays with their kids Play Video

    December 15, 2015 12:05 PM

    ST. FRANCISVILLE - People behind bars in West Feliciana Parish received some early Christmas cheer Tuesday. Montreal Floyd is a father of six, but on Tuesday he got to see two of his children. This will be the first Christmas without his kids. "When you're use to being around them,... more »
  • In schools, on streets and TV, children feel Muslim backlash

    December 14, 2015 11:28 AM

    The backlash against American Muslims is leaving a mark on some of the nation's youngest minds. Muslim parents say their children hear disparaging remarks in their own communities, see hateful bumper stickers and T-shirts, and have had friends abandon them because of their faith. After seeing presidential candidate Trump on... more »
  • Teen shot dead identified, friend booked on homicide charges

    December 5, 2015 1:48 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Police have arrested a 14-year-old in connection with the shooting death of another teen Friday . Baton Rouge Police announced the arrest in a news release Saturday morning. Police did not identify the suspect because of his age, but said the boy was booked into juvenile... more »
  • 4 dead, including toddlers, in apparent murder-suicide in Jefferson parish

    November 29, 2015 3:18 PM

    MARRERO - Jefferson Parish deputies are investigating an apparent murder-suicide Sunday morning in Marrero that left two young children and their parents dead. The incident happened at about 11 a.m. in the 4800 block of Brandi Street. Sheriff Newell Normand said 2-year-old Liam Mata and 4-year-old Caden Mata... more »
  • Thousands of children crossed US-Mexico border in October

    November 25, 2015 11:57 AM

    SAN ANTONIO - U.S. Customs and Border Protection statistics show nearly 5,000 unaccompanied immigrant children were caught illegally crossing the U.S.-Mexico border in October, almost double the number from October 2014. Immigration experts say the numbers, released Tuesday, show that the flow of immigrants from Central America has remained high... more »
  • BR pediatrician on talking to kids about the threat of terrorism Play Video

    November 19, 2015 6:18 PM

    BATON ROUGE - With the world still shaken up after recent terrorist attacks in France, local pediatrician Dr. Mindy Calandro came onto News 2 at 4 to give parents some advice on discussing the threat of terrorist attacks, and disasters in general, with their children. Talking about the news... more »
  • Last convict in mass school bus kidnapping seeks parole

    November 15, 2015 12:16 PM

    SACRAMENTO - The last of three men who kidnapped a school bus full of children 39 years ago in California is asking this week to be released from prison. Frederick Woods and two brothers, James and Richard Schoenfeld, were young men from wealthy San Francisco Bay Area families who spent... more »
  • EBR schools plan for peak of flu season Play Video

    November 12, 2015 6:22 PM

    BATON ROUGE - With flu season getting started in October, the East Baton Rouge Parish School System is trying to get a grip on it before it peaks. Thursday, nurses were at Claiborne Elementary School to give vaccinations to 142 students. Consent forms were sent to the parents of all... more »
  • Police: Child, dogs removed from filthy Thibodaux home

    October 5, 2015 7:02 PM

    THIBODAUX - Police in Thibodaux say a child and 17 dogs have been removed from a home where investigators said the living conditions were deplorable. Two adults now face child desertion charges. Three others at the same address were cited for cruelty to animals and related charges. All received... more »
  • New Orleans police: Driver towed SUV with 3 children inside

    September 29, 2015 8:02 AM

    NEW ORLEANS- Police are investigating an incident in which a tow truck driver towed an SUV with three children inside. New Orleans Police Officer Garry Flot tells local media that a woman parked her SUV at an apartment complex in the city's Algiers neighborhood and stepped away for about two... more »
  • Murder-suicide cause of death in deadly Eunice fire

    September 28, 2015 2:52 PM

    EUNICE - State fire marshals say the cause of death in a deadly house fire in Eunice that left a woman and her two children dead is murder-suicide. In a press conference Monday afternoon, Eunice Police said the mother, 39-year-old Carla Wotford, is believed to have shot her two... more »
  • Mother accused of abuse, cruelty to 9 kids Play Video

    September 28, 2015 12:31 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Police arrested a Baton Rouge woman after officers said she abused one of her nine children and forced them to sleep together in one room with no beds. Officers charged 27-year-old Leticia Brothers Saturday with abuse, cruelty to juveniles, criminal neglect and encouraging neglect or delinquency... more »
  • Laptop with children's information stolen from LSU Health professor

    September 15, 2015 4:19 PM

    NEW ORLEANS - LSU officials said Tuesday that a laptop with 5,000 children's personal health information on it was stolen this past July from a professor at the New Orleans School of Medicine. LSU Health Science Center New Orleans said the laptop was taken from a car belonging to... more »
  • Netting replaces fallen fence, neighbors not satisfied Play Video

    September 7, 2015 5:51 PM

    BATON ROUGE - After News 2 reported on the broken down fence in front of the Mo-Dad Utility in the Woodlawn Crossing subdivision, the company replaced the dilapidated fence with an orange netting. Some neighbors told News 2 that's not good enough. They fear their children are still in... more »
  • Doctors recommend early exposure to prevent peanut allergies

    August 25, 2015 5:13 PM

    CHICAGO - A pediatricians' group is recommending that infants at high risk of peanut allergies be given foods containing peanuts before they turn 1. The guidance is in response to a major allergy study published earlier this year that found that exposure to peanuts in infancy seemed to help... more »
  • Heart screenings can save young athletes' lives Play Video

    August 20, 2015 6:07 PM

    B ATON ROUGE - Local pediatrician Dr. Mindy Calandro dropped by the station Thursday to bring a quick reminder to parents about the continued importance of getting check-ups for kids ahead of yet another new school year. The doctor says these physical examinations are especially important for kids that... more »
  • Cyber crimes cops tell parents to delete app from kids' phones Play Video

    August 13, 2015 11:09 PM

    BATON ROUGE - The Attorney General's Office encouraged parents to forbid their children from downloading the kik messenger app - and told parents who have kids who use it to delete the app from their phones. "Far too many child extortion cases have involved this app," the state's legal... more »
  • FDA approves OxyContin for children 11 and older

    August 13, 2015 6:02 PM

    WASHINGTON - The Food and Drug Administration has approved the powerful painkiller OxyContin for a new use in children 11 to 16 suffering from severe, chronic pain. OxyContin is an extended-release opioid that has long been used to treat around-the-clock pain in adults. But most pain medications are not... more »
  • Children and yoga Play Video

    August 12, 2015 8:41 AM

    BATON ROUGE- Some students are looking to yoga to help them in the classroom. Stress naturally occurs in everyone's life. Studies show that it's important for children to limit their stress, and keep it from becoming toxic. One way to do this is by teaching them how to... more »
  • Number of vaccinations up in La., still below average Play Video

    August 11, 2015 4:03 PM

    BATON ROUGE - The number of vaccinated 2-year-olds has gone up in Louisiana, but the state still remains under the national average, according to the Centers for Disease Control. In 2009, 56.9 percent of 2-year-olds were vaccinated in Louisiana. That percentage grew to more than 71 percent in 2013. However,... more »
  • Five children, three adults dead after Houston home shooting

    August 9, 2015 11:57 AM

    HOUSTON - Texas authorities say five children and three adults have been found dead inside a Houston-area home and a 49-year-old man who exchanged gunfire with police is in custody. The Harris County Sheriff's Office said in a statement Sunday morning that the eight people were found dead after a... more »
  • State sales tax holiday Friday, Saturday Play Video

    August 5, 2015 8:57 AM

    BATON ROUGE- Louisiana's annual sales tax holiday is Friday and Saturday, just in time for families preparing to send their children back to school. The holiday provides an exemption from state sales tax on the first $2,500 of the purchase price of most individual items of tangible personal property for... more »
  • 8 children hurt, 2 critically, by falling tree in Pasadena

    July 28, 2015 10:20 PM

    PASADENA, CA - Fire officials in Southern California say a 75-foot-tall tree that fell near a children's museum has injured eight kids, two of them critically. There's no word on what caused the pine to uproot around 5 p.m. Tuesday in Pasadena. City fire spokeswoman Lisa Derderian says the kids... more »
  • Denham Marshal's Office warns parents of leaving kids in hot cars Play Video

    July 28, 2015 7:11 PM

    DENHAM SPRINGS - A sticky effort is happening in Livingston Parish to warn parents and guardians about leaving kids in hot cars. What Denham Springs Marshal Jerry Denton is hoping to provide for parents is a simple reminder in the form of a sticker as we continue to brave these... more »
  • Metro Council passes proposal for extra Head Start safety Play Video

    July 22, 2015 6:49 PM

    BATON ROUGE - The Metro Council is looked at improving security at all Head Start programs throughout the parish at its meeting on Wednesday. The Council approved a measure to allow for the installation of a special security laminate covering on all windows and doors on the parishe's 14... more »
  • PSCU's Free Kids Bike Race Play Video

    July 20, 2015 8:40 AM

    DENHAM SPRINGS- Pelican State Credit Union is giving kids the opportunity to have one final day of fun and friendly competition before school starts back up in a few weeks. The group is holding its 12th annual Free Kids Bike Race. The event is completely free and open to... more »
  • FBI looking for possible La. victims of sextortionist Play Video

    July 7, 2015 4:31 PM

    BATON ROUGE - FBI officials in Louisiana will soon release information related to a nationwide "sextortion" case where there are known victims in Louisiana. There are at least three victims in the state, and there could be others in a sexual exploitation case centered around a Florida man named... more »
  • Win a new house this weekend!

    June 19, 2015 11:05 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Saturday is the last full day to tour the 2015 St. Jude Dream Home until it is given away Sunday. The home, located at 8960 Carriagewood Estates Drive, is valued at $500,000. There are four bedrooms and three bathrooms under 3,400 square feet. A gourmet kitchen... more »
  • Families united at East Baton Rouge Sheriff's Office's 'One Day with Kids'

    June 2, 2015 1:45 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Over 50 children and their caregivers attended the East Baton Rouge Sheriff's Office's "One Day with Kids" event Tuesday at the parish prison. Female inmates that completed the Second Chance 2 Recovery Program were allowed to spend a day with their children between 8 a.m to... more »
  • Missing children, mother found dead in murder-suicide

    May 14, 2015 11:22 AM

    NEW ORLEANS - Police said they found two missing New Orleans children and their mother dead in a car Thursday in the Crescent City, shortly after a statewide alert went out declaring the children missing. Investigators told WWL-TV they believe Michelle McCullum, mother of Cylie and Caden, killed her... more »
  • Dreams Come True golf tournament Play Video

    May 14, 2015 11:22 AM

    BATON ROUGE- Dreams Come True of Louisiana has granted over 900 "dreams" to local children with life-threatening illnesses. The organization has made dreams like a new tree house, going to a baseball game, and even whale watching, a reality for sick kids. Dreams Come True is putting on their... more »
  • National Charter Schools Week Play Video

    May 6, 2015 10:16 AM

    BATON ROUGE- May 3rd through May 9th is National Charter Schools Week, giving charter schools throughout the country the chance to become more prominent and highlight their success. In Louisiana there are over 134 schools serving over 70,000 students. This morning, State Representative, Steve Carter, and Sarah Broome stopped... more »
  • Knock Knock Children's Museum Play Video

    May 5, 2015 11:18 AM

    BATON ROUGE- The Knock Knock Children's Museum is on its way to Baton Rouge. The long-awaited children's museum broke ground at the end of April, after years of fundraising. "Baton Rouge is the only city in the state of Louisiana without a children's museum," said Knock Knock board member,... more »
  • How to deal with bug and spider bites this spring Play Video

    April 30, 2015 6:05 PM

    BATON ROUGE - With the temperatures warming back up as spring prepares to collide with summer, kids are out in the Great Outdoors and parents are facing the inevitability of children who encounter stings and bites from insects that are active in the warmer months. Pediatrician Dr. Mindy Calandro... more »
  • Lemonade Day Louisiana Play Video

    April 28, 2015 10:03 AM

    BATON ROUGE- Over the past five years, Lemonade Day Louisiana has given over 50,000 children across the state the opportunity to become entrepreneurs. On Saturday, May 2nd, these young entrepreneurs will participate in the fifth annual Lemonade Day, which is set to be the largest to date. The program... more »
  • Money needed for special needs baseball field in Walker Play Video

    April 16, 2015 4:55 PM

    WALKER - A new baseball field is in the works in Walker for special needs children. Mayor Rick Ramsey says the city wants to raise around $300,000 to build a baseball field suitable for mentally and/or physically challenged children in the area. Right now, at least 60 special needs... more »
  • Food's out for Summer community festival and food drive Play Video

    April 16, 2015 7:52 AM

    BATON ROUGE- Thousands of students in Baton Rouge receive as many as ten free meals a week at school. In the summer months, many low-income families struggle to keep them fed, so the Junior League is calling the community to action. The Junior League is holding a food drive... more »
  • Livingston hopes to sway voters to approve school tax renewal

    April 14, 2015 8:48 PM

    LIVINGSTON - The school district is hoping to convince voters to renew a tax that has been on the books for sixty years. The district begged voters in a press release Tuesday, to renew the tax that funds maintenance projects for "every school building in the school district." ... more »
  • Police again pick up children of 'free range' parents

    April 13, 2015 2:43 PM

    SILVER SPRING, MD - A mother in suburban Washington, D.C., says it's "beyond ridiculous." Danielle Meitiv is talking about the actions of police who, for the second time in four months, yesterday picked up her six-and-ten-year-old children as they walked home alone from a park that is nearly a mile... more »
  • Boat accident, Mother of three missing

    March 29, 2015 12:45 PM

    ST. TAMMANY - Search and rescue crews are looking for a missing Folsom woman after a boat capsized on it in the Pearl River Saturday afternoon. According to Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries and the St. Tammany Parish Sheriff's Department, Jonie R. Morgan, 31, was on the boat... more »
  • Maker of kids' Tylenol pleads guilty over metal particles

    March 10, 2015 1:47 PM

    PHILADELPHIA - A subsidiary of Johnson & Johnson has pleaded guilty to a federal criminal charge that it sold infants' and children's liquid medications that contained metal particles. McNeil Consumer Healthcare, of Fort Washington, Pennsylvania, acknowledged producing adulterated bottles of Infants' and Children's Tylenol and Children's Motrin. The company agreed... more »
  • Pregnancy weight gain linked to childhood obesity

    March 9, 2015 8:03 PM

    NEW YORK- Excessive weight gain during pregnancy puts children at risk for obesity according to new research at Columbia University. Researchers studied weight-gain on a multi-ethnic, urban population and found children showed a greater amount of overall fat and a greater amount of abdominal fat by age 7 if... more »
  • The latest facts about childhood food allergies Play Video

    March 5, 2015 5:10 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Health officials say the number of kids in the U.S. with food allergies is on the rise, and Dr. Mindy Calandro of the Baton Rouge Clinic visited News 2 at 4 to bring us the latest info from recent pediatric studies of the trend. Dr. Calandro... more »
  • Knock Knock Museum celebrates new sponsor Play Video

    March 5, 2015 4:56 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Organizers of the Knock Knock Children's Museum in Baton Rouge announced Thursday a new sponsor has pledged nearly a half-million dollars to help make the museum a reality. Newton and Betsy Thomas along with the Newtron Group pledged $425,000 in support for the museum's "By-You Building"... more »
  • Family feud involving Glen Campbell

    March 4, 2015 7:49 PM

    NASHVILLE, TENNESSEE- The two oldest children of Glen Campbell are fighting with his wife to get control of his medical and financial affairs. Debby Campbell-Cloyd and Travis Campbell say Kim Campbell is keeping their father "secluded from the rest of the family" as he battles late stages of Alzheimer's... more »
  • Family researchers explore link between jail, obesity Play Video

    February 27, 2015 6:52 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Researchers at Southern University painted a grim picture of what black children face growing up in Louisiana at a family summit Friday. The researchers told people at The State of Families of Color in Louisiana that black children are more likely to die before adulthood than... more »
  • Early exposure to peanuts helps prevent allergies in kids

    February 23, 2015 4:17 PM

    HOUSTON, TX - For years, parents of babies who seem likely to develop a peanut allergy have gone to extremes to keep them away from peanut-based foods. Now a major study suggests that is exactly the wrong thing to do. Doctors found that exposing infants like these to peanuts before... more »
  • YouTube to release kids app to ease parents' worries

    February 20, 2015 1:48 PM

    SAN FRANCISCO - YouTube is going to release a mobile app that will only show video clips suitable for young children to help parents control what their kids are watching on the Internet. The YouTube for Kids app scheduled to be released Monday will only work on smartphones and tablets... more »
  • Four arrested, children rescued from meth lab

    February 12, 2015 10:16 PM

    PLAQUEMINE - Two small children were taken into state custody after deputies found them inside a home that was also a meth lab. "It's just not fair that these type of children grow up in that environment. It really hurts to see this happen. They are so innocent and... more »
  • Pot-related poison control calls up in WA, CO

    January 23, 2015 3:44 PM

    SEATTLE, WA - Marijuana-related calls to poison control centers in Washington and Colorado have spiked since the states began allowing legal sales last year, with an especially troubling increase in calls concerning young children. New year-end data show that the Rocky Mountain Poison and Drug Center received 151 calls for... more »
  • Father sentenced to 4 years in children's deaths

    January 23, 2015 10:45 AM

    HOUMA - A man whose two young children died in a March 15 house fire in Houma has been sentenced to four years in prison. The Courier reports 22-year-old Romell Welsh Sr. pleaded guilty this week to two counts of negligent homicide in the deaths of 2-year-old Romell Welsh Jr.... more »
  • Mother denied new trial in stabbing deaths of her 2 children

    January 22, 2015 10:29 AM

    THIBODAUX - A Lafourche Parish judge has denied a Mathews woman's request to have her 2009 convictions for killing her two young children set aside. Amy Hebert, 47, was found guilty in the Aug. 20, 2007, stabbing deaths of her daughter, 9-year-old Camille, and her 7-year-old son, Braxton, at their... more »
  • Children playing with lighter blamed for apartment fire

    January 7, 2015 10:18 PM

    BATON ROUGE- Firefighters believe children playing with a lighter likely caused an apartment fire Wednesday evening. Units from the St. George and Baton Rouge city fire departments responded to the blaze off Gardere, on Rush Avenue. The first crews on the scene reported seeing fire and smoke coming from... more »
  • Illinois extends marijuana experiment to children

    January 2, 2015 2:04 PM

    CHICAGO - A new law expanding the Illinois medical marijuana program to children is opening a market for an unproven strain of cannabis called Charlotte's Web and a dark green, weed-fragrant oil made from it. Some parents of children with epilepsy say the oil eases their children's seizures. The marijuana... more »
  • St. Vincent de Paul assisting women, children Play Video

    December 22, 2014 7:29 AM

    BATON ROUGE - The Woman and Children Center at St. Vincent de Paul is a full house this holiday season. The shelter often doesn't have the space necessary to help everyone in need. News 2's Rebecca Buchanan visited the the center this morning on 2une In to learn more... more »
  • Child porn suspect's family stunned by arrest Play Video

    December 18, 2014 5:11 PM

    DENHAM SPRINGS- The family of Brian Schaller told News 2 they were stunned by the heinous charges levied against him last week. The Attorney General's office arrested Schaller after an undercover investigation. He was charged with 500 counts of possessing child pornography and another 40 counts of distributing the... more »
  • Taliban attack leaves more than 80 children dead

    December 16, 2014 3:47 AM

    PESHAWAR, Pakistan - A top Pakistani official says that 84 students have been killed in a Taliban attack on a military-run school in the northwestern city of Peshawar. Pervez Khattak, the chief minister of the province where the attack is underway, says that roughly the same number of students have... more »
  • Pat's Coats For Kids distributes 8,000 jackets to area youth Play Video

    December 12, 2014 6:20 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Friday was distribution day at the News 2 station as this year's Pat's Coats for Kids draws to a close and the time has come for kids to get their warm winter wear ahead of the coldest Louisiana months. News 2's Ambria Washington visited a local... more »
  • CDC declares 'National Influenza Vaccination Week' Play Video

    December 10, 2014 5:18 PM

    BATON ROUGE - The Center for Disease Control has named the week of December 7-13 National Influenza Vaccination Week. Louisiana continued to report a high number of flu cases this week, according to the CDC. State officials took time Wednesday to tell people about the importance of getting a... more »
  • DHH head: 'alarming rate' of ADHD medication in La

    November 27, 2014 9:58 AM

    BATON ROUGE - Louisiana's health secretary says the state has an "alarming rate" of medicating kids for attention deficit hyperactivity disorder. Secretary Kathy Kliebert will hold a free symposium about the syndrome in Baton Rouge on Tuesday, Dec. 9. She says parents, teachers, health care professionals and others are welcome.... more »
  • 5 family members killed on 'dream trip' to Disney

    November 21, 2014 10:36 AM

    NEW ORLEANS - Michael and Trudi Hardman had always talked about taking their six children to Disney World, and just a week before Thanksgiving, it seemed their "dream trip" was to be a reality. But just a little more than three hours after they took to the road Wednesday night,... more »
  • Study: Hundreds of kids harmed by detergent 'pods'

    November 10, 2014 3:22 PM

    UNDATED - Accidental poisonings from squishy laundry detergent packets called pods have landed more than 700 U.S. children in the hospital in just two years. An analysis of poison center data for 2012 and 2013 shows that there were more than 17,000 poison center calls about the products involving children... more »
  • Drivers identified in hayride Crash

    November 1, 2014 10:28 AM

    WALKER- State police have identified the drivers in Friday's hayride crash that injured 11 kids and one adult. Officials say Ashley Posey, 37, was driving the Honda ATV that was pulling the utility trailer. Victoria Farr, 33, rear ended Posey on LA Hwy 1024 near LA Hwy 447. ... more »
  • Giffords to begin 9-state tour on women, guns

    October 14, 2014 12:16 PM

    AUGUSTA, ME - Gabby Giffords has launched a nine-state tour to promote tougher gun laws that she says will help protect women and families. The former Arizona congresswoman urged law enforcement officials and domestic violence advocates in Maine on Tuesday to help her bring about change, saying "We can lead... more »
  • Shootings leave EBR neigbhorhoods on edge Play Video

    October 2, 2014 5:57 PM

    BATON ROUGE - A triple shooting just hours apart from each other have some people on edge, or finding new places to live. One happened in the 4100 block of Cannon Street and left a 24-year-old man dead. Another happened in the 6200 block of Callahan Street; that victim... more »
  • Auditions held for the nutcracker: a tale from the bayou

    September 28, 2014 6:19 PM

    BATON ROUGE - The Baton Rouge Ballet Theatre is gearing up for another production of The Nutcracker: A Tale from the Bayou and auditions were in full swing this weekend. The theater group will select hundreds of kids to be a part of this year's ballet. The children... more »
  • The time to get the flu vaccine is now Play Video

    September 24, 2014 6:08 PM

    BATON ROUGE - With fall rapidly approaching, it is once again time for children and adults to line up for flu vaccines. Local doctors are advocating for people to get vaccinated now before the season is expected to peak so that the odds of more people getting sick can... more »
  • Cool Schools: Children's Charter School Play Video

    September 23, 2014 9:14 AM

    BATON ROUGE - Our Cool School this week is Children's Charter School in Baton Rouge where students are taking part in a new leadership program. They're learning using Steven Covey's Seven Habits of Highly Effective People . "It's an interesting program because it's not just 10 minutes a day,... more »
  • Immigrant influx strains EBR teaching staff Play Video

    September 15, 2014 5:22 PM

    BATON ROUGE - An influx of immigrant children is putting a strain on resources for the East Baton Rouge Parish School District. More than a thousand unaccompanied alien children are now in schools across the state. East Baton Rouge Parish has 173 students from Central America recently enrolled that... more »
  • Blame it on the sugar Play Video

    September 15, 2014 4:55 PM

    BATON ROUGE - A local dietitian blames sugary drinks for the major spike in childhood obesity in the last few decades. One in three children are obese or overweight in the United States. This rate of childhood obesity has tripled in the last 30 years. Dietitians Angelina Stratton... more »
  • Gaza children return to school after war

    September 14, 2014 10:11 AM

    GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip - Some half million Gaza children are making a delayed return to school after a devastating 50-day war with Israel that killed more than 2,100 Palestinians and damaged hundreds of school buildings. Gaza Education Ministry official Ziad Thabet says Sunday's opening - delayed two weeks -... more »

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