50°
Baton Rouge, Louisiana
7 Day Forecast
Follow our weather team on social media

Content Tagged As children

Tagged News

  • Woman admits to smoking meth before crash; two children hurt

    February 12, 2017 5:14 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Deputies arrested an impaired woman Saturday after she was involved in a crash which injured her two children. According to the East Baton Rouge Sheriff's Office, 55-year-old Rhonda Buche crashed her truck into a tree on Greenwell Springs Road around 2 p.m. Buche was injured along... more »
  • Baby sitter pleads guilty in Colorado bank robbery

    February 11, 2017 6:44 PM

    GREELEY, Colo. - A baby sitter accused of using two children in her care to rob a Colorado bank has pleaded guilty to theft, forgery and attempted robbery. The Greeley Tribune reports Rachel Einspahr was sentenced to six years in prison after entering her plea Friday. Einspahr was charged with... more »
  • 5 children test positive for drugs; parents arrested

    February 1, 2017 11:36 AM

    BOSSIER CITY - Police have arrested a Bossier County couple after authorities say their five young children tested positive for illegal drugs. News outlets report that 35-year-old Shannon Michael Blake and 30-year-old Victoria Golmon Blake were arrested Monday on multiple counts of cruelty to juveniles. Police say they were contacted... more »
  • Boy Scouts will allow transgender children into programs

    January 30, 2017 7:24 PM

    DALLAS - The Boy Scouts of America says it will allow transgender children who identify as boys to enroll in its boys only programs. The organization announced Monday that it had made the decision to base enrollment in boys only programs on the gender a child or parent lists on... more »
  • Three arrested for child exploitation in Baton Rouge

    January 27, 2017 11:38 AM

    BATON ROUGE - Louisiana Attorney General Jeff Landry announced the arrest of three men on nearly 50 charges of child exploitation Friday. Harold White, 31, of Metairie, Andrew Wiltcher, 25, of Oak Grove, and Justin Davis, 27, of Laplace, face multiple charges involving the exploitation of juveniles. According... more »
  • Agents find drugs, weapons in home next to elementary school

    January 25, 2017 12:06 PM

    IBERIA - Agents from the Iberia Parish Sheriff's Office and SWAT recovered several drugs, firearms and cash while executing a search warrant within 1,000 feet of an elementary school Wednesday morning. According to Sheriff Louis Ackal, agents searched a home on Ann Street occupied by 32-year-old Akia Celestine in... more »
  • Police: 2 children taken in 1985 found, parent arrested

    January 17, 2017 11:37 AM

    SCITUATE, R.I. - Rhode Island State Police say they have located two children reported missing in 1985 and arrested a non-custodial parent wanted for snatching them. Police on Tuesday didn't immediately identify the children who were taken by the non-custodial parent Aug. 26, 1985. The National Center for Missing and... more »
  • Stolen laptop had info of thousands of hospital patients

    January 16, 2017 9:48 PM

    LOS ANGELES - Officials at Children's Hospital Los Angeles say a laptop stolen from a physician's car last year may have contained personal health information for nearly 3,600 patients. The Los Angeles Daily News reports Monday thousands of families whose children were treated at the hospital will receive letters this... more »
  • 6 kids presumed dead after Baltimore fire

    January 12, 2017 12:34 PM

    BALTIMORE - A fire official says six children are presumed dead after a fire tore through a northeast Baltimore home. Fire department spokesman Chief Roman Clark said Thursday that one body has been found at the home and six children from the family who were missing after the fire are... more »
  • Baker man arrested for robbing teenagers at gunpoint

    January 10, 2017 6:44 PM

    BAKER - A man was arrested Monday evening for a suspected armed robbery of a group of teenagers. A witness reported seeing a tall thin black male robbing three teenage boys with what appeared to be a handgun. Upon arrival, police found the victims who said they were robbed... more »
  • Appeal ruling affects funding for over 30 charter schools

    January 10, 2017 4:22 PM

    NEW ORLEANS - A state appeal court ruling could endanger the funding of more than 30 of Louisiana's 150 public charter schools. The schools in question were all granted charters by Louisiana's Board of Elementary and Secondary Education. But they were funded through a state education formula that distributes... more »
  • Man faces child porn charges involving children in eight different states

    January 10, 2017 3:16 PM

    MAYS LANDING, NJ - A New Jersey man has been indicted on child porn charges involving children spanning eight different states. Prosecutors say Sherman Miller, 49, faces 12 counts of child pornography. The charges include causing a child to engage in child pornography, possessing or viewing child pornography and... more »
  • Texas police launch criminal probe into poisoning

    January 3, 2017 1:42 PM

    AMARILLO - Police officials in Texas say a criminal investigation is underway into an accidental poisoning involving pesticide that killed four children and left their mother in critical condition. Amarillo Fire Capt. Larry Davis said Tuesday that the father told first responders he had spread a professional grade pest control... more »
  • 4 children die in Texas gas poisoning; others injured

    January 2, 2017 5:47 PM

    AMARILLO - Officials in Texas say four children have died from gas poisoning believed to have been caused by a pesticide sprayed under their Amarillo home. Amarillo Fire Department officials say other people who were in the home are "not out of the woods" yet. Fire officials say a chemical... more »
  • Trump says execs will run business with kids

    December 11, 2016 12:13 PM

    WASHINGTON - President-elect Donald Trump is pushing back against charges that his businesses create a conflict of interest when he takes control of the White House, saying his "executives will run it with my children." Trump tells "Fox News Sunday" that he will "have nothing to do with management." Trump... more »
  • 3 children die in fatal house fire in Attala County

    December 10, 2016 12:31 PM

    KOSCIUSKO, Miss. - Attala County Coroner Sam Bell has confirmed that three children were killed in a house fire overnight. Bell tells WLBT-TV that authorities were called to the scene about 12:30 a.m. Saturday. Further details, including the children's ages and what might have caused the fire, were not immediately... more »
  • Mexico rescues 15 children in Cabo San Lucas resort

    December 6, 2016 8:40 PM

    MEXICO CITY - Mexican prosecutors say they have rescued 15 children who were forced to work as vendors or beggars in the Baja California resort of Cabo San Lucas. The youngsters were allegedly posted outside bars and restaurants late at night, where they begged tourists for money or offered trinkets... more »
  • Louisiana gets $10M grant to improve preschool programs

    November 30, 2016 11:42 AM

    BATON ROUGE - Louisiana is getting just over $10 million from the federal government to improve preschool programs for children from low-income families. U. S. Department of Education and Health and Human Services said in a news release Wednesday Louisiana is one of 18 that will divide $247 million. The... more »
  • Mom arrested after driving drunk with children inside vehicle, crashing on Hwy. 165

    November 7, 2016 2:29 PM

    JEFFERSON DAVIS PARISH – A mother was arrested for driving drunk while her four children were in the vehicle, following a crash on Highway 165. The crash occurred around 12:30 a.m. on Sunday, Nov. 6 on Highway 165 south of Highway 101 when a Buick van, driven by 29-year-old... more »
  • 2 children killed in Georgia home invasion

    October 22, 2016 1:21 PM

    JONESBORO, Ga. - Police are investigating a deadly home invasion involving children in Georgia. Officers found an 11-year-old girl and 15-year-old boy shot to death inside a house in Jonesboro on Saturday morning. The two were siblings. WSB-TV reports (http://2wsb.tv/2eEsjkk ) there were several other children, as young as 6... more »
  • Ascension man arrested on nine counts of internet crimes against children

    October 13, 2016 4:54 PM

    ASCENSION – A man was arrested on nine counts of internet crimes against children, the attorney general's office announced. 25-year-old Justin Sepeda was arrested on eight counts of indecent behavior with juveniles and one count of computer aided solicitation of a minor. Sepeda was booked into the Ascension Parish... more »
  • Police: Clowns trying to talk to kids reported in Georgia

    September 14, 2016 12:29 PM

    LAGRANGE, Ga. - Police in west Georgia say they've received several calls about clowns trying to talk to children and are investigating an online threat to abduct children from local schools. LaGrange police said in a statement that officers will file charges if appropriate. LaGrange police Lt. Dale Strickland tells... more »
  • BREC opens five emergency camps for children while school is out

    August 17, 2016 11:58 AM

    BATON ROUGE – While school is still out and parents across East Baton Rouge Parish are returning to work, the BREC team has opened five emergency camps for children across the parish. Camps are being held at the following locations: Cedar Ridge Park,13300 Cedar Ridge Drive, 70817 Independence... more »
  • Volunteers keep children happy with free face painting

    August 16, 2016 10:04 PM

    BATON ROUGE – Party Time and LSU students kept children who evacuated with their families in good spirits with free face painting and toys on Tuesday. The Party Time Bluebonnet location did donated painting kits and toys for children at the shelter set up at Celtic Studios and donated seven... more »
  • Tickets selling fast; Get your Dream Home ticket now!

    June 8, 2016 12:37 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Time is running out for chances to win the 2016 St. Jude Dream Home . Tickets are $100. The house is valued at $525,000. Tickets purchased by Friday were also entered to win a new car from any All Star lot valued at $50,000. The... more »
  • Edwards signs 1-year moratorium on pediatric health centers

    June 2, 2016 11:16 AM

    BATON ROUGE - New Medicaid-financed centers aimed at helping "medically fragile" children won't be created in Louisiana for one year. Gov. John Bel Edwards has signed into law a measure placing a one-year moratorium on pediatric day health care centers, not allowing any new ones into the state-funded program until... more »
  • Emotional budget hearing as people plead for health services

    May 27, 2016 2:52 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Parents of children with developmental disabilities chastised state lawmakers, describing it as unconscionable they have to return year after year to plead for financing for children's health services. The comments Friday came in an emotional day of public testimony in the Senate Finance Committee, as people who... more »
  • Bill aimed at identifying sex offenders online gets final OK

    May 25, 2016 12:49 PM

    BATON ROUGE - A proposal described as helping parents keep their children away from sex offenders when they play video games or participate in other online activities has received final passage. The bill by Republican Rep. Cameron Henry, of Metairie, would let the public have access to email addresses and... more »
  • FBI releases new version of app to help ID missing children

    May 24, 2016 1:11 PM

    The FBI announced recently the reboot of an app that provides parents with a way to store their children’s pictures and information in case their children go missing. The app, called Child ID App, allows users to store images and physical descriptions that could help responders in the event of... more »
  • 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 »

Desktop News

Click to open Continuous News in a sidebar that updates in real-time.
Radar
7 Days