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  • 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 »
  • 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 »
  • Several hurt in Kansas when school bus overturns

    August 21, 2013 1:56 PM

    BONNER SPRINGS, Kan. - A school bus has overturned in northeast Kansas and some children have been injured. The accident occurred Wednesday afternoon in Bonner Springs. A spokeswoman for Children's Mercy Hospital in Kansas City, Mo., says the hospital was preparing to receive at least eight children. Television images showed... more »
  • Board will give bad teachers one chance, out after that Play Video

    August 15, 2013 6:08 PM

    BATON ROUGE- The East Baton Rouge Parish School board is discussing ways to improve teacher effectiveness as part of their strategic plan for the 2013 school year. > UPDATE: Thursday night, the school system approved a plan that would mean the district's worst teachers could be fired. First, bad... more »
  • Mobile apps to help your children learn Play Video

    August 13, 2013 4:48 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Social media expert Christi Domingue talked today about how smartphones and tablets can help your child in and out of the classroom. She says using the devices between 30 minutes to an hour a day is helpful to keep kids learning. Domingue also talked about... more »
  • Doctors: Playgrounds hot enough to hurt Play Video

    August 7, 2013 3:55 PM

    BATON ROUGE- With the heat index climbing into the triple digits, parents should beware. The playground equipment your child plays on can get really hot. This afternoon News 2 put playground equipment to the test and used an infared thermometer to see just how hot it gets after baking... more »
  • Children in Baton Rouge among 105 rescued in FBI raid Play Video

    July 29, 2013 3:37 PM

    WASHINGTON - Two Louisiana children were among more than a hundred forced into prostitution and recovered by the FBI in a series of raids in 76 American cities. The FBI said it rescued 105 children and arrested 150 people described as pimps, prostitutes and johns in "Operation Cross Country."... more »
  • NAACP calls for prosecutor's firing after comments

    July 26, 2013 11:04 AM

    BATON ROUGE - Members of the NAACP called on the district attorney's office to fire a prosecutor in East Baton Rouge accused of making racist comments related to the Trayvon Martin killing. Members of the Baton Rouge NAACP chapter met with District Attorney Hillar Moore before making their statements.... more »
  • Shots fired at Gonzales home while children inside

    July 26, 2013 8:45 AM

    GONZALES - The Ascension Parish Sheriff's Office said they're searching for two men believed to be involved with a recent shooting. Deputies said early Thursday morning someone fired shots into a home in Gonzales on Richard Miles Road. They said three children were inside the home at the time,... more »
  • How to protect children's skin in the sun Play Video

    July 22, 2013 4:54 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Lots of kids are spending time outside or at a playground this summer, and aesthetic dermatologist Dr. Ann Zedlitz has tips on how to protect their skin while spending so much time in the sun. Dr. Z also talked about her time working with the Big... more »
  • Video: Adults coerce kids to steal Play Video

    July 11, 2013 10:40 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Victims say surveillance video shows a parent teaching kids to steal personal items from stores. Baton Rouge Police are investigating multiple incidences, where a woman and her three children visit stores to steal personal items including purses, phones, and wallets. Bella Bella employees at Bocage... more »
  • Grandfather shocked about details of prostitution inside family home Play Video

    July 10, 2013 10:35 PM

    BATON ROUGE - The father of a woman arrested and charged with running a prostitution ring from her home, says he's disappointed and will let the law run its course. "A dad doesn't want to hear this about his kids," said Arthur Fort. "I'm thinking as any family would.... more »
  • Mother, father arrested in front of kids after standoff Play Video

    July 10, 2013 5:52 PM

    SORRENTO - Police arrested Nicholas Lewis, 32, and his wife Kristen Lewis, 25, after an hours-long standoff in front of their Lee Street home. The arrested stemmed from a traffic stop that turned sour, leading police to the home. Witnesses said the couple barricaded themselves in the home... more »
  • Etiquette tips for dining out with children Play Video

    July 10, 2013 4:38 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Our etiquette expert Marthanne Calvi talks about how to behave in restaurants today on News 2 at 4. She covered what to do and what not to do, and how you should handle it when your children get out of hand. If you have etiquette questions... more »
  • Parents busted for running prostitution ring from family home Play Video

    July 10, 2013 3:21 PM

    BATON ROUGE- A set of parents were arrested and charged with running a prostitution ring from their home on Colonel Allen Court Wednesday. Police said Charles and Kaelice Smith were busted when an undercover detective found an ad on the website backpage.com, soliciting sex. Investigators said the wife was... more »
  • Swimming safety tips as summer heats up Play Video

    June 29, 2013 7:08 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Hundreds of kids come to public pools like BREC's Liberty Lagoon every day. Here there are plenty of adults and lifeguards to keep an eye on what's going on. But of course, you won't find that everywhere. That's why experts stress to make sure your kids... more »
  • Mom, children escape overnight duplex fire

    June 19, 2013 7:50 AM

    BATON ROUGE - A mom and her five children are safe but without a home after fire ripped through their home early Wednesday morning. Fire officials believe the fire started in the attic of the duplex on Holt Dr. just after 3 a.m. The duplex is considered a total... more »
  • Man arrested for leaving four young kids unattended

    June 4, 2013 11:33 AM

    OPELOUSAS - Opelousas police have arrested a 33-year-old man after he left his four young children unattended in a business parking lot without supervision. The Advertiser reports Opelousas police responded to a complaint over the weekend in which four young children were located inside of a vehicle without ventilation or... more »
  • Police search for teen mother's killer Play Video

    May 30, 2013 5:19 PM

    BATON ROUGE - A young mother is dead, and Baton Rouge Police are looking for her killer. Angel Brooks' body was found overnight in an apartment complex on the 4100 block of Mohican-Crossover. According to police the 19-year-old was shot several times and died near her front door.... more »
  • 10-year-old dies when unlicensed driver crashes car

    May 20, 2013 11:43 PM

    INDEPENDENCE- A car full of juveniles, driven by an unlicensed 15-year-old, crashed on a Tangipahoa Parish highway Monday afternoon, killing a ten-year-old. State Police did not release the names of those involved in the wreck on Highway 1054. State Police said the driver lost control, overcorrected and ran... more »
  • State law not matching-up with doctors' orders Play Video

    May 13, 2013 10:24 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Louisiana's youngest riders could be in jeopardy in a car crash if parents follow state law. Baton Rouge resident Angela Warren learned about the confusion during her daughter's one-year checkup at her pediatrician. "She said 'ohh you need to make sure that her car seat... more »
  • Pope encourages protection of children from abuse

    May 5, 2013 10:31 AM

    VATICAN CITY - Pope Francis is calling for courageous defense of children to protect them from abuse. Francis made no mention of the church scandals in many countries in which clergy abused children and hierarchy covered up for them. At a Mass he celebrated Sunday in crowded St. Peter's Square,... more »
  • St. Jude patients fly high over La. Saturday Play Video

    May 4, 2013 10:02 PM

    CLINTON- A special group of kids got a chance to take a ride in the Louisiana State Police helicopter Saturday. Hundreds of St. Jude Children's Research Hospital patients, family members, and friends spent the day on a huge farm with stocked ponds for the annual Dream Day Foundation Fishin' Galore... more »
  • Law enforcement tracks missing kids Play Video

    May 2, 2013 5:36 PM

    BATON ROUGE - The Ascension Parish Sheriff's Office says tracking a missing teen's mobile device led to her recovery in Prarieville this week. Authorities say 11 kids go missing every day in Louisiana. To help find these children, law enforcement offers a number of tools to help families locate... more »
  • Hakkens' La. foster parents talk exclusively to News 2 Play Video

    April 10, 2013 10:44 PM

    HAMMOND - The Louisiana foster parents of the two children allegedly kidnapped from Florida and taken to Cuba spoke exclusively to News 2 about the ordeal. Liz and Tom took little Chase and Cole Hakken into their home last summer, after the boy's parents were arrested at a hotel.... more »
  • Cuba to turn over Florida couple and children

    April 9, 2013 4:18 PM

    HAVANA - Cuba says it will turn over to the United States a Florida couple who allegedly kidnapped their own children from the mother's parents and fled by boat to Havana. Foreign Ministry official Johana Tablada told The Associated Press in a written statement that Cuba had informed U.S. authorities... more »
  • Obamas welcome children to annual Easter Egg Roll

    April 1, 2013 9:04 AM

    WASHINGTON - President Barack Obama and his family are welcoming thousands of children to the White House for the annual Easter Egg Roll. Speaking from the White House's Truman Balcony, the president noted the sunny springtime day for the crowd below. On a day that kids devote to chocolate and... more »
  • Search for man who took girlfriend's children

    March 27, 2013 11:19 AM

    BOSSIER CITY - Bossier Parish sheriff's deputies say a man who took off with his girlfriend's three children following a domestic dispute dropped them off at their grandmother's house. The children were not harmed. Lt. Bill Davis with the Bossier Parish Sheriff's Office said the man is not the biological... more »
  • Domestic violence shelters facing more budget cuts Play Video

    March 26, 2013 5:47 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Domestic violence shelters across Louisiana are facing their second budget cut in the last few months. The Louisiana Department of Child and Family Services have proposed a cut of $1.4 million to domestic violence services. If approved, shelters would be operating with 40 percent less funding... more »
  • Police: Smoke inhalation killed 7 in Ky. fire

    March 12, 2013 9:10 AM

    LOUISVILLE, Ky.- Kentucky State Police say smoke inhalation killed a couple and five children - including two friends spending the night - in a house fire over the weekend. Trooper Shane Jacobs released the cause of death Tuesday morning for those who died Saturday in the blaze in the southern... more »
  • Health stories for March 6, 2013 Play Video

    March 6, 2013 6:30 PM

    UNDATED - Here are today's 2 Your Health stories for March 6, 2013 - Keeping the alcohol sealed may help reduce your risk of cancer. A report found a strong link between alcohol and cancer. Heavy drinkers face the biggest risk, but even a drink a day... more »
  • Dentists focus on children's dental health Play Video

    February 22, 2013 5:00 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Dr. Ammar A. Mekari stopped by to bring awareness to children's healthy teeth. February is National Children's Dental Health month. Mekari said children fear visits to the dentist because they think it will hurt. According to the American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry, children should visit... more »
  • Obama says gun violence killing too many children

    February 15, 2013 5:25 PM

    CHICAGO - President Barack Obama says that every four months, his hometown of Chicago suffers the loss of as many children as were killed in the Connecticut elementary school shooting. Obama says gun violence is taking too many children's lives, not just in mass shootings like the one in Newtown,... more »
  • Kid's good manners rewarded by restaurant

    February 8, 2013 7:45 PM

    The staff of an Italian restaurant in Seattle was so impressed with the table manners of three kids, they rewarded the family with free ice cream and a $4 good behavior discount on the bill. Laura King's kids are 2,3 and 8. To her, their behavior was normal but to... more »
  • Newtown expands scope of planned children's museum

    January 29, 2013 3:47 AM

    NEWTOWN, Conn. - Children's museums across the country are helping build a new museum in Newtown, Conn. Plans for the Everwonder Children's Museum have been in the works since 2011. They were supported by Sandy Hook Elementary School Principal Dawn Hochsprung, who was among those killed in last month's massacre.... more »
  • Center for truant students working Play Video

    January 24, 2013 5:55 PM

    BATON ROUGE - The Family and Youth Service Center has helped nearly 1,500 families since the beginning of the school year. It's an all-encompassing facility that offers programs for the whole home to help curb truancy and save students from ending up on the streets. "This center is... more »
  • Flu remains widespread in US; eases in some areas

    January 18, 2013 10:24 AM

    ATLANTA - Health officials say nine more deaths of children from the flu have been reported, bringing the total this flu season to 29. In a typical season, about 100 children die of the flu, so it is not known whether this year will be better or worse than usual.... more »
  • Open house held for Sandy Hook students

    January 2, 2013 1:19 PM

    MONROE, Conn.- The children who escaped last month's shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Conn., have been welcomed with their parents at a school in a neighboring town that was overhauled specially for them. And their new school is being renamed for their old one. Newtown Schools Superintendent... more »
  • Well-wishers console Conn. residents on Christmas

    December 26, 2012 6:26 AM

    NEWTOWN, Conn. - People moved by the deadly mass shooting at a Newtown elementary school have found ways to console and help grieving residents during the holiday. Well-wishers from around the country showed up Christmas morning to hang ornaments on a series of memorial Christmas trees while police officers... more »
  • Children describe terror as shooter kills 26

    December 14, 2012 4:15 PM

    NEWTOWN, Conn. - Schoolchildren and their parents are describing the scene at a Connecticut elementary school today, as teachers locked doors and ordered the children to huddle in the corner or hide in closets. Shots rang through the building, as a gunman killed 26 people, including 20 children. One man... more »
  • Family relay reports from kids about Conn. shooting

    December 14, 2012 12:55 PM

    NEWTOWN, Conn. - Family members are relaying what children told them about the shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Connecticut. Stephen Delgiadice says his 8-year-old daughter heard two big bangs and teachers told her to get in a corner. His daughter is fine. He says the shooting is... more »
  • 2 women plead guilty to SNAP fraud

    December 7, 2012 12:35 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Officials say an investigation by the Louisiana Department of Children and Family Services' Fraud and Recovery Unit has led to two women pleading guilty to receiving nearly $30,000 in ineligible Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program benefits. Officials say Katrina Howard of Winnsboro illegally obtained benefits from April 2008... more »
  • 2 children burned in Covington house fire

    December 6, 2012 12:29 PM

    COVINGTON - Two children pulled from a burning home in Covington have been taken to a burn center in Galveston, Texas. Authorities say three other people, including two other children made it out of the house uninjured. The Times-Picayune reports the fire broke out around 1 a.m. Thursday. State Fire... more »
  • Pa. boys, 7 and 10, took LSD they found on street

    November 28, 2012 4:38 PM

    EASTON, Pa. - A prosecutor says two Pennsylvania brothers who were rushed to a hospital in September inadvertently took liquid LSD from a bottle of breath mint drops they found on the ground near their home. Northampton County District Attorney John Morganelli said Wednesday that investigators determined the boys ingested... more »
  • Texas out to seize Warren Jeffs' polygamist ranch

    November 28, 2012 10:52 AM

    AUSTIN, Texas - The state of Texas is trying to seize ownership of Warren Jeffs' polygamist ranch where prosecutors say the convicted sect leader and a dozen followers sexually assaulted children. The Texas attorney general's office filed a seizure warrant Wednesday in rural Schleicher County. A judge will determine whether... more »
  • Pack the Pod for kids in need Play Video

    November 20, 2012 5:01 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Pat's Coats for Kids collected coats at Wal-mart this morning for its "Pack the Pods", a time for the community to stop by and drop off used coats. Early this morning, the Louisiana State University Laboratory School formed an assembly line of coats to help pack... more »
  • Prosecutor: Children left at day care were doomed

    November 19, 2012 1:28 PM

    HOUSTON - A prosecutor tells jurors a Texas woman doomed the children in her home day care when she left them alone to go shopping before a deadly fire broke out. Jurors in Houston began deliberating the sentence of Jessica Tata after closing arguments in her trial's punishment phase Monday.... more »
  • NYC nanny indicted on murder charges in 2 deaths

    November 14, 2012 7:19 AM

    NEW YORK - A Manhattan nanny has been indicted on murder charges in the stabbing deaths of two children three weeks ago. The New York Times says the charges are in court records released Tuesday. Six-year-old Lucia Krim and her 2-year-old brother, Leo, were killed Oct. 25 in... more »
  • Child locked in closet, parents arrested

    November 3, 2012 3:23 PM

    BATON ROUGE- A mom and dad face charges of cruelty to juveniles, accused of abusing their children including forcing one to sleep on the floor of a locked closet. Nicholas Menina, 24, and Zaikiya Duncan, 30, were arrested. According to records, school officials sent one of their children... more »
  • Nanny suspected of killing 2 kids in NY apartment

    October 26, 2012 7:23 AM

    NEW YORK - The mother of two young children found stabbed to death in the family's New York City apartment kept a loving blog of her children, detailing their latest antics and interests, and full of happy photos. Marina Krim returned home on Thursday with a third child to... more »
  • Report: Louisiana children obese, developing diabetes Play Video

    October 24, 2012 5:23 PM

    BATON ROUGE - The health of Louisiana's children is failing according to Pennington Biomedical Research Center's annual report card on Children's Physical Activity and Health. The state scored at "D" for overall health and an "F" for obesity. A group of students at Glasgow Middle School are working... more »
  • Parents look for childcare after Early Head Start fire

    October 21, 2012 7:33 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Dozens of families are trying to figure out where to take their kids on Monday. The Istrouma Early Head Start is closed until further notice after it went up in flames Saturday night. According to Baton Rouge Fire Department, the blaze started in a classroom.... more »
  • Mother arrested in deaths of 2 toddlers

    October 18, 2012 7:04 AM

    NEW ORLEANS - Police arrested the mother of a 3-year-old boy and 4-year-old girl found dead in a bathtub in their New Orleans home. In a news release, police say 23-year-old Chelsea Thornton was booked Wednesday night with two counts of first-degree murder. Investigators say Thornton admitted to... more »
  • Tenn. repo man finds 4 children home alone

    October 4, 2012 12:37 PM

    MURFREESBORO, Tenn. - A man sent to repossess a car in Tennessee found four small children left home alone and their father faces charges. Murfreesboro police spokesman Sgt. Kyle Evans says James King was at an apartment building at about 11 p.m. Saturday when he saw a boy outside crying.... more »
  • Man accused of hitting kids with truck, leaving scene

    September 11, 2012 1:01 PM

    BAYOU SORREL - Sheriff's deputies in Iberville Parish arrested a man they said hit two children waiting for the bus this morning, then left the scene. Deputies arrested Mark Tullier, 52, in suspicion of hit and run, as well as driving under suspension, having expired plates and no insurance.... more »
  • Child one victim in two separate Baton Rouge shootings Tuesday night

    August 21, 2012 10:27 PM

    BATON ROUGE- A child was among reported shooting victims in separate incidents Tuesday night. Two children were handling a gun when one was shot off Airline near Greenwell Springs. The shooting is being investigated as accidental. Closer to Downtown Baton Rouge, as many as two people were reportedly... more »
  • Officials dismantle meth lab at Vivian mobile home

    August 20, 2012 11:52 AM

    VIVIAN, La. - Authorities have arrested a 26-year-old Vivian man for making meth at a mobile home where three children were living. The Caddo-Shreveport Narcotics Task Force were called to investigate a suspected lab Sunday after Vivian police found materials associated with a lab while working a trespassing call. Agents... more »
  • Police: Bound kids said their family feared demons

    August 14, 2012 12:42 PM

    LAWRENCE, Kan. - A police officer says a child whose brother and sister were found bound and blindfolded in a Walmart parking lot in Kansas told him the family believed her younger siblings and their Illinois home had been possessed by demons. The children were discovered tied up and with... more »
  • DHS launches new immigration program

    August 14, 2012 12:42 PM

    WASHINGTON - The Department of Homeland Security is releasing for the first time details on how illegal immigrants brought to the United States as children can apply to avoid deportation and receive a work permit. Alejandro Mayorkas, director of U.S. Immigration and Citizenship Services, said people who qualify for the... more »
  • LPSO warns drivers at start of school year

    August 8, 2012 11:06 AM

    LIVINGSTON - Authorities in Livingston Parish reminded drivers that school starts tomorrow in the parish, and with it comes a number of different traffic changes. LPSO spokesperson Lori Steele said deputies and other law enforcement agencies will be out enforcing all school zone laws tomorrow, including speed limits and... more »
  • Teachers walk neighborhood for students Play Video

    August 6, 2012 5:35 PM

    BATON ROUGE- In true door-to-door fashion, teachers from Highland Elementary walked the streets of Gardere today reminding the community that school starts in two days. The annual event brings teachers into their students' neighborhood so they can meet face-to-face before classes begin. "Sometimes the community is separate from... more »
  • Parents accused of forcing kids into plastic boxes

    August 3, 2012 12:35 PM

    STEUBENVILLE, Ohio - A couple from eastern Ohio has been charged with forcing their children into plastic storage boxes as a form of punishment. A prosecutor told local media outlets that the couple used duct tape to seal their three children, ages 5, 7, and 8, inside the plastic storage... more »
  • Mom of girl killed in shooting will be paralyzed

    July 30, 2012 5:13 PM

    CENTENNIAL, Colo. - A family member says the woman who lost her 6-year-old daughter in the Aurora theater shooting and suffered a miscarriage is expected to be paralyzed as a result of her injuries. Mary Ellen Hansen says doctors still hope her niece, Ashley Moser, will have use of her... more »
  • US panel: Improve child custody rules for military

    July 18, 2012 3:54 PM

    NASHVILLE, Tenn. - A national legal panel that works to standardize state laws is looking to simplify child custody rules for military service members, whose frequent deployments can leave them without clear legal recourse when family disputes erupt. The Uniform Law Commission is a group of some 350 attorneys appointed... more »

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