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  • 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 check to see if lock exists for regeneration 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 check to see if lock exists for regeneration 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 check to see if lock exists for regeneration 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 check to see if lock exists for regeneration 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 check to see if lock exists for regeneration 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 check to see if lock exists for regeneration 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' check to see if lock exists for regeneration 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 check to see if lock exists for regeneration 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 check to see if lock exists for regeneration 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 check to see if lock exists for regeneration 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 check to see if lock exists for regeneration 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 check to see if lock exists for regeneration 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 »
  • Jefferson schools: $4.6M tab to educate immigrants

    September 13, 2014 4:25 PM

    BATON ROUGE, La. - Louisiana Education Superintendent John White says Jefferson Parish expects to pay $4.6 million this school year to educate 533 immigrant children who entered the U.S. without an adult. He says the state will provide $2.2 million of that. White says he's also asked for cost estimates... more »
  • Local experts warn Louisianians of virus check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    September 10, 2014 5:12 PM

    BATON ROUGE - State experts said Wednesday that even though a respiratory virus that's hit other states hard hasn't appeared in Louisiana yet, people should still be on the look out. The Enterovirus D68 has hit 12 states already and some fear Louisiana will be next. Doctors have some... more »
  • Spotting the signs and symptoms of concussions check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    September 4, 2014 4:56 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Dr. Mindy Calandro visited News 2 at 4 Thursday to discuss the facts about concussions and what to look for if your child suffers the injury while playing sports. Dr. Calandro says concussions, at their most basic level, are mild traumatic injuries to the brain. They... more »
  • Report: Rogers a cult leader, cuddled with kids check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    August 29, 2014 10:26 PM

    BATON ROUGE- Days after local TV personality Scott Rogers was shot and killed in his home, sordid details are emerging from his home-town in England. The Bury Free Press published an article that looks back at another story written in 1995, where city leaders warned parents to keep their... more »
  • Make a difference for children at the Heritage Ranch Gala Play Video

    August 26, 2014 7:49 AM

    BATON ROUGE - You can make a difference in the life of a child and have fun at Heritage Ranch's 6th Annual Gala. Executive Director Vicki Ellis joined us this morning on 2une In with a special invitation. Heritage Ranch aims to strengthen children, parents and families across the... more »
  • Recognizing the early signs of autism in children check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    August 21, 2014 5:02 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Dr. Mindy Calandro, a pediatrician at The Baton Rouge Clinic, visited the station Thursday afternoon to discuss the signs, symptoms and statistics that accompany Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) in children. From a statistical standpoint, 1 in 68 child have the disorder and ASD is five times... more »
  • No welfare cut for kids if parent tests for drugs

    August 18, 2014 12:13 PM

    JACKSON, MS - Mississippi children would not lose welfare if a parent's benefits are cut off because of a positive test for illegal drugs. That's according to rules set by the state Department of Human Services. The state's welfare drug-testing law was supposed to take effect July 1, but that... more »
  • Kasem kids worry about his body

    August 12, 2014 7:49 PM

    LOS ANGELES- Kasey Kasem's children are apparently worried about what his wife will do with his body almost two months after he died. A publicist for his daughter says his wife, Jean, may have the body flown to Europe. Kasem was the long-time radio host of "American Top... more »
  • Keeping track of your kids' activities check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    August 12, 2014 5:26 PM

    BATON ROUGE - With the kids going back to school, a do-it-yourself expert recommended keeping a weekly schedule board to keep track of your children's activities. Julie Laperouse from www.screamingpeacock.net said a monthly calendar is not nearly as effective as a weekly schedule. Laperouse used these tools to... more »
  • Tips to keep kids germ free at school check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    July 24, 2014 5:07 PM

    BATON ROUGE - With August upon us and school just around the corner, Dr. Mindy Calandro stopped by News 2 at 4 to provide parents with some tips to keep your kids in the classroom and avoid taking early sick days in the coming school year. The doctor said... more »
  • Drop in kids crossing the border

    July 21, 2014 7:42 PM

    WASHINGTON- The number of unaccompanied kids crossing the border has dropped by about half according to the White House. Press Secretary Josh Earnest says a daily average of about 150 children were caught along the Rio Grande border with Mexico in the first two weeks of July compared to... more »
  • Vitter discusses his solution to the U.S. border crisis check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    July 21, 2014 9:17 AM

    BATON ROUGE - Tensions at the U.S.-Mexico border are high as wave after wave of illegal migrant children spill over into the United States. U.S. Senator and gubernatorial candidate David Vitter (R-Louisiana) stopped by 2une In this morning to talk about his bill he says is the solution to the... more »
  • Casas for CASA raising funds for abused, neglected children check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    July 21, 2014 8:50 AM

    BATON ROUGE - The 20th annual Casas for CASA playhouse fundraiser gets underway this weekend in Baton Rouge. This year's playhouse will be on display at the Mall of Louisiana from July 26th to August 17th. You can buy at $5.00 raffle ticket for a chance to win the... more »
  • Man accused of killing girlfriend, abducting kids captured in Texas check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    July 13, 2014 11:23 AM

    JEFFERSON PARISH - Jefferson Parish deputies say the man they believe killed his girlfriend and abducted three children Sunday morning has been captured at a trailer park in Katy, TX. The sheriff's office says the father, Pedro Alberto Monterroso-Navas, 43, took the three kids after murdering their mother at... more »
  • Obama seeks $3.7 billion to deal with border kids

    July 8, 2014 10:35 AM

    WASHINGTON - The Associated Press has learned that President Barack Obama is asking Congress for $3.8 billion to confront the influx of minors from Central America. The figure also includes extra money for fighting wildfires in the West. The White House says the money would help increase the detention, care... more »
  • Obama asks for more money to deal with border crisis

    July 8, 2014 6:00 AM

    WASHINGTON, D.C. - President Barack Obama is preparing to ask Congress for emergency spending of more than $2 billion to deal with the crisis of unaccompanied kids at the Southern border, but for now he won't seek legal changes to send the children back home more quickly. That decision comes... more »
  • Mother killed children and herself

    July 1, 2014 7:17 PM

    EAST GREENBUSH, NEW YORK- A mother said to be depressed over her son's suicide killed her other two children and herself using nitrogen gas. They suffocated. It happened in a suburb of Albany, New York. Police found the mom and her two kids, ages six and nine unconscious in... more »
  • Keep kids safe from heat-related illness this summer check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    June 26, 2014 5:15 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Now that summer is officially under way, reports of heat-related illness and deaths are on the rise as early afternoon temperatures edge toward the highest they will be all year. Dr. Mindy Calandro stopped by WBRZ News 2 at 4 Thursday to provide some advice on... more »
  • Crime, belief they can stay drives migrants to US

    June 25, 2014 2:03 AM

    ARRIAGA, Mexico - Children and teenagers are flooding out of Central America and heading north to the Texas border, where their crossings in record numbers have sparked a bitter political debate in the United States. The Obama administration says crime at home is driving the migrants north. Congressional Republicans say... more »
  • New La. law ups penalties for the sale of children

    June 20, 2014 3:16 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Governor Bobby Jindal signed another piece of legislation Friday intended to make life tougher on people who profit off trafficking children. The law introduces stricter penalties for anyone involved in the sale, transfer or arrangement of the exchange of a child to another person in exchange... more »
  • Drowning prevention tips are key this summer check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    June 12, 2014 3:35 PM

    BATON ROUGE - With summer fully under way and the pool uncovered, it is more important than ever for parents to remain aware of the dangers presented by drowning. Drowning is the leading cause of injury related death in children between the ages of one and four and the... more »
  • Fun crafts for kids on summer break check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    June 10, 2014 5:15 PM

    BATON ROUGE - A do-it-yourself expert has some fun ways to occupy your kids' time while they're on summer vacation. D.I.Y. expert Julie Laperouse said crafts involving the Ninja Turtles or the Disney movie "Frozen" are a big hit with children. Laperouse demonstrated ways to make a Ninja... more »
  • Court: Children over 21 go to back of visa line

    June 9, 2014 1:10 PM

    WASHINGTON - The Supreme Court says immigrant children who waited for years with their parents to obtain visas still have to go to the back of the line when they turn 21. The justices on Monday sided with the Obama administration in ruling that immigration laws do not let children... more »
  • Bikers rally together for a good cause

    June 7, 2014 9:17 PM

    GONZALES - The Nubian Kruzers United held their seventh annual motorcycle rally at the Lamar Dixon Expo Center Saturday. Part of the proceeds from the money raised this weekend will go to the Battered Women's Shelter of Baton Rouge. Over the past seven years, the group has given more... more »
  • Surge in kids crossing border alone strains patrol

    June 5, 2014 5:09 PM

    WASHINGTON - A U.S. Border Patrol official says as many as 90,000 immigrant children could be caught trying to cross the border by themselves this year. That would be more than three times the number of children caught at the border last year. In a draft memorandum reviewed by The... more »
  • Miss USA contestants visit children in hospital

    May 31, 2014 6:30 PM

    Baton Rouge- Several Miss USA contestants made some kids' day a little brighter today. The contestants visited with children who are patients at Our Lady of the Lake hospital and spent part of the day with them making arts and crafts and taking pictures. "I think it's really cool... more »
  • Miss USA contestants visit children in hospital

    May 31, 2014 6:30 PM

    Baton Rouge- Several Miss USA contestants made some kids' day a little brighter today. The contestants visited with children who are patients at Our Lady of the Lake hospital and spent part of the day with them making arts and crafts and taking pictures. "I think it's really cool... more »
  • Miss USA contestants visit children in hospital

    May 31, 2014 6:30 PM

    Baton Rouge- Several Miss USA contestants made some kids' day a little brighter today. The contestants visited with children who are patients at Our Lady of the Lake hospital and spent part of the day with them making arts and crafts and taking pictures. "I think it's really cool... more »
  • Miss USA contestants visit children in hospital

    May 31, 2014 6:30 PM

    Baton Rouge- Several Miss USA contestants made some kids' day a little brighter today. The contestants visited with children who are patients at Our Lady of the Lake hospital and spent part of the day with them making arts and crafts and taking pictures. "I think it's really cool... more »
  • Two accused of forcing children to beg for money check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    May 30, 2014 12:59 PM

    GONZALES - Police said they arrested two people for dropping a pair of children off in a Gonzales parking lot and forcing them to beg for money. Officers said they received a call stating that there was a young child in the park lot of a store in Gonzales... more »
  • Man accused of growing marijuana around kids

    April 24, 2014 4:34 PM

    GONZALES - Sheriff's deputies said they found dozens of marijuana plants and three small children in a Gonzales man's home Thursday. The Ascension Parish Sheriff's Office arrested Richard Dent, 42, Thursday on suspicion of possessing marijuana and drug paraphernalia, cultivating marijuana, and using drugs around minors. Detectives said... more »
  • Denham Springs man booked with sex crimes

    April 18, 2014 6:26 AM

    DENHAM SPRINGS - The state Attorney General's Office says a 44-year-old Denham Springs man has been arrested and accused of multiple sex crimes against children. State police arrested Giles Frederick Thibodeaux Jr. at his home Wednesday. In a news release, the attorney general's office say Thibodeaux was booked on counts... more »
  • Amish undercover

    April 15, 2014 7:37 PM

    PITTSBURGH, PENNSYLVANIA- A police officer revealed he went undercover, dressed as an Amish woman, in hopes to busting a man exposing himself to children. Chad Adams says the Amish agreed to lend him bonnets, aprons and dresses to scare away the man since they didn't want their children to... more »
  • DCFS faces scrutiny over effectiveness check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    April 14, 2014 5:45 PM

    BATON ROUGE - The effectiveness of the Department of Children and Family Services is a point of concern for the legislative auditor. When it comes to investigating and removing at-risk children from dangerous environments, Children and Family Services takes charge. "They have to get to know the families.... more »
  • St. Jude Dream Home tickets on sale today

    March 21, 2014 12:36 PM

    BATON ROUGE- The annual St. Jude Dream Home Give Away kicked off in WBRZ's Studio C Friday. Tickets to win the family-sized $400,000 home in Carriagewood Estates are $100. But, if you can purchase the ticket before the end of March, you'll be buying a chance at a $5,000... more »
  • Prairieville man arrested for molesting children

    March 20, 2014 3:09 PM

    PRAIRIEVILLE- Authorities in Ascension Parish have arrested a man on four counts of molestation of a juvenile. Detectives say 42 year-old John Ramsey, of Prairieville, touched the juveniles inappropriately over the past few months in his home. They say most of the time, it happened during sleepovers he... more »
  • Tee off with CASA at the Terracon Golf Benefit check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    March 6, 2014 7:45 AM

    BATON ROUGE - Jennifer Mayer dropped by 2une In Thursday to talk about CASA's Terracon Gold Benefit. Mayer is the Recruitment Coordinator for Capital Area CASA. The Court Appointed Special Advocate Association is a nonprofit organization that recruits, trains and supports community volunteers who advocate on behalf of abused... more »
  • Man accused of robbery while kids were in his car

    March 3, 2014 12:09 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Police arrested a Baton Rouge man after officers said he robbed two people and fled from police with three children in his vehicle. Officers accused Michael Kirklin, 31, on suspicion of aggravated burglary, aggravated assault, resisting an officer, child desertion, and drug possession. According to... more »
  • Mom, 2 toddlers fatally stabbed in NYC; dad sought

    January 20, 2014 1:56 PM

    NEW YORK- Police investigating the stabbing deaths of a mother and her two young children in New York City say the children's father is a suspect and they're looking for him. Police said Monday dad Miguel Mejia-Ramos is known to drive a white 2001 Chevrolet commercial van and a white... more »
  • Monitoring children and teens on social media check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    January 10, 2014 3:37 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Social Media expert Christi Domingue talked about different ways you can monitor your children on the web and on smartphones and tablets today on News 2 at 4. She said most parents think Facebook and Twitter are the ones to look out for but apps like... more »
  • Fire that killed 3 children started in living room

    December 26, 2013 5:03 PM

    HOUMA, La. - A fire inspector says the blaze that killed three children from Alabama started in the living room of the mobile home in Louisiana where they were staying. Houma fire inspector Michael Millett said Thursday that a space heater may have started the fire, but there was so... more »
  • BR hospital treating family after deadly Christmas fire check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    December 25, 2013 10:48 PM

    BATON ROUGE- Burn surgeons are working to keep a mother and father alive after a house fire where three children died. Doctors said a special team is working on treating their injuries. "They're being cared for by a multidisciplinary team," said Dr. Tracee Short of Baton Rouge General.... more »
  • Three children die in mobile home fire

    December 25, 2013 11:18 AM

    HOUMA, La. - A fire in a mobile home has killed three children and left their father with serious burns. District Chief Lane LaMarca of the state Fire Marshal's Office says the children, one girl and two boys, were 11, 12 and 13 years of age. The fire happened... more »
  • Prisons work to give kids a Merry Christmas

    December 20, 2013 5:59 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Inmates at East Baton Rouge Prison earn time with their families for Christmas. Almost 30 inmates celebrated the holiday with their families at the Christmas Toy Give-a-way. Male and female inmates who graduated from programs like Second Chance 2 Recover, Reality Behind Bars, and Communities Committed... more »
  • Family of 9 loses everything before Christmas check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    December 9, 2013 6:24 PM

    BATON ROUGE - A family of nine is holding strong after a fire destroyed their home over the weekend. Shanita Johnson, her husband and seven kids made it out of their Blake Street home as it burned early Sunday morning. "We got out the house, and that was... more »
  • DHH making changes in nutritional program

    November 25, 2013 11:39 AM

    BATON ROUGE - The Department of Health and Hospitals is making major changes to how it runs its supplemental nutrition program that provides food to poor women and children. It's in response to a new audit showing Louisiana's public health office has done a poor job in monitoring the... more »
  • Foster children adoptions rise for 4th year

    November 22, 2013 7:36 AM

    BATON ROUGE - Officials say the number of families adopting Louisiana foster children through the state has increased for a fourth consecutive year. The state Department of Children and Family Services said Thursday that more than 500 families adopted 733 foster children between Oct. 1, 2012, and Sept. 30,... more »
  • EXCLUSIVE: mom hopes tough love will turn hoarder son around check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    November 5, 2013 11:01 PM

    NATALBANY- A grandmother is promising to take better care of her grandchildren since her son and his girlfriend were arrested when five children were found in a hoarder's paradise. "I've been doing a lot of crying and a lot of praying," Tammy May told WBRZ News 2 in an... more »
  • Children found in "deplorable" conditions

    November 5, 2013 11:39 AM

    NATALBANY - Sheriff's deputies said an arrest warrant for theft in Tangipahoa Parish led them to five young children living in deplorable conditions. The Tangipahoa Parish Sheriff's Office arrested 27-year-old Yance May in Natalbany Monday night on suspicion of theft and failure to appear. Sheriff's department spokesperson Dawn... more »
  • Crooks who can't ride bikes take two of them check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    October 31, 2013 11:10 PM

    CENTRAL- Three men are wanted after they struck in the cover of darkness and stole bicycles from children. Now, people in a neighborhood off Sullivan Road are on alert. The crooks were seen on surveillance video walking up to a carport and riding off with three bikes. One... more »

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