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  • Animal welfare agents find 61 cats inside NY home

    May 19, 2017 9:45 PM

    KENT, N.Y. - Animal welfare agents have found 61 living cats and nine dead ones inside a home in suburban New York. The Putnam County Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals pulled the felines from the home in Kent Tuesday, according to the Journal News . Officials say... more »
  • Denham Springs man charged with animal cruelty in N.C.

    April 11, 2017 11:55 AM

    ALEXANDER COUNTY – A Denham Springs man who owned a dog training business in North Carolina is accused of animal cruelty and abandonment after deputies found several dead animals inside a building he rented. According to a report from WCNC, the Alexander County Sheriff's Office received a call to... more »
  • Man who bound dog's muzzle with tape sentenced to 5 years

    March 25, 2017 6:15 PM

    CHARLESTON, S.C. - A South Carolina man who wrapped electrical tape around a dog's muzzle to stop her from barking has been sentenced to five years in prison. Media outlets report William Dodson's sentence Friday represented the state's maximum for animal cruelty. However, it will run simultaneously with a 15-year... more »
  • Man arrested for beating step-children, choked with rope

    November 1, 2016 1:45 PM

    BATON ROUGE – A man has been arrested after he beat his two step-children, one of which he choked using a rope. The East Baton Rouge Sheriff's Office was contacted on Oct. 4 about a 13-year-old girl with bruises on her legs, arms and a bald spot on the... more »
  • Man arrested for beating nine-year-old and four-year-old boys

    October 19, 2016 11:12 AM

    BATON ROUGE – A man was arrested after beating his girlfriend's nine-year-old and four-year-old sons. 29-year-old Solomon Tramaine Commenia was arrested on two counts of cruelty to juveniles after the East Baton Rouge Sheriff's Office received a complaint about the physical abuse of two boys. The nine-year-old boy... more »
  • School employee arrested after beating student with belt

    September 28, 2016 10:36 AM

    BATON ROUGE – A school employee was arrested for cruelty to juvenile charges after beating a student with a belt. On Monday around 11 p.m., Baton Rouge Police officers responded to Our Lady of the Lake Hospital in reference to a battery of a teenage boy that happened earlier... more »
  • Mom booked into jail after hitting child with belt at disaster shelter

    September 22, 2016 10:37 AM

    BATON ROUGE - Sheriff's deputies booked a mother into jail following the woman being seen hitting her child with a belt at a disaster shelter. Keaire Hatton, 21, was charged with cruelty to juveniles following the altercation. The state is also investigating the situation as possible child abuse. In... more »
  • Woman arrested for cruelty to a man with spinal condition

    April 8, 2016 12:37 PM

    BATON ROUGE- The East Baton Rouge Sheriff’s Office arrested 23-year-old Roniesha Henderson for cruelty to a person with infirmities after pushing a man with spina bifida out of his wheelchair. According to the EBR Sheriff’s Office, the victim stated that he had been in a physical altercation with Henderson on... more »
  • Mary Landrieu's son arrested on child cruelty charges

    February 2, 2016 11:59 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Frank "Connor" Snellings, the son of former U.S. Sen. Mary Landrieu, has been arrested on child cruelty charges. The East Baton Rouge Parish Sheriff's Office says Frank "Connor" Snelling's two-year-old son was taken to the hospital with bruises on his back and face. The child's mother... more »
  • Animal control seizes dogs from filthy house

    December 18, 2015 5:33 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Animal control officials took three dogs out of a home which police investigated this week on a child cruelty complaint. Baton Rouge Police charged 36-year-old Kimberly Hall and 36-year-old Robert Martin with cruelty to juveniles Wednesday. Investigators said they received a complaint about the condition... more »
  • Donations sought after 40 animals taken from hoarders

    October 13, 2015 1:32 PM

    BOGALUSA, La. - Sheriff's deputies arrested a Washington Parish couple for cruelty to animals recently and seized more than 40 neglected cats and dogs from their home in Bogalusa, according to the Humane Society of Louisiana. HSL Director Jeff Dorson said deputies arrested Terri Turner and her daughter, Frannie... more »
  • BRPD: Man told wife 'I'm going to kill you and your kids'

    October 13, 2015 11:41 AM

    BATON ROUGE - Police arrested a Baton Rouge man during a domestic abuse investigation in which officers said they also found three emaciated dogs belonging to the suspect. BRPD accused 32-year-old Bobby Rogers of domestic abuse battery, aggravated assault with a firearm and cruelty to animals after his arrest... more »
  • Sheriff: Mother said she 'messed up' by beating child with belt

    October 5, 2015 2:38 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Sheriff's deputies arrested a Baton Rouge woman after investigators said she beat her 10-year-old child with a belt so hard it left bruises. Deputies charged 32-year-old Kayla Nelson Friday with cruelty to juveniles. EBRSO said on Oct. 2 deputies responded with Department of Children and... more »
  • Police: Mother threw daughter out with no shoes, socks

    October 5, 2015 10:26 AM

    BATON ROUGE - Police said a Baton Rouge woman threw her daughter out of their apartment this weekend with no shoes or socks, then wouldn't let her back in the home. Officers charged 32-year-old Monica Hayes with cruelty to juveniles and arrested her Sunday, Oct. 4. According to... 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 »
  • Couple accused in infant's death due in court

    July 22, 2015 1:29 PM

    BATON ROUGE - A couple accused of murder and cruelty in the death of an 11-month-old girl are due in court next month. A status hearing is scheduled for Aug. 4 in the death of Aaliyah Heard, who investigators said died from a severe blow to her head. ... more »
  • $115,000 bond set for mother of 47-pound teen

    July 10, 2015 12:53 PM

    BATON ROUGE - A judge set bond at $115,000 for the woman accused of cruelty to her 15-year-old son, who police said was found in deplorable conditions and weighing only 47 pounds. Rose Holland faces charges of cruelty to juveniles and cocaine possession after her arrest early Wednesday morning.... more »
  • Man accused of cruelty in child burning

    March 31, 2015 3:55 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Sheriff's deputies arrested an East Baton Rouge Parish man after they said he burned a child in his care, then didn't take them to the hospital because he had warrants for his arrest. Deputies accused 34-year-old Alexis Allen Powell of cruelty to juveniles and a seat... more »
  • Teens arrested after fight at Tara High

    February 10, 2015 12:41 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Sheriff's deputies charged two teens with felonies after investigators said the pair jumped a 15-year-old boy at Tara High School this week. Deputies arrested 18-year-old Johnny Moore and 17-year-old Darius Watts after the fight Monday. Investigators said on Monday a deputy working extra duty for... more »
  • Teacher accused of hitting student, stealing food

    January 29, 2015 4:48 PM

    ST. FRANCISVILLE - Sheriff's deputies issued an arrest warrant Thursday for a West Feliciana Parish teacher accused of kicking and slapping a student at the elementary school where she works. Deputies said 31-year-old Chanel Lamelle faces a charge of cruelty to juveniles for the Jan. 23 incident at Bains... more »
  • Mother accused of punching 8-year-old son

    January 22, 2015 4:18 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Sheriff's deputies accused an East Baton Rouge woman of punching her child in the mouth hard enough to split their lip. Deputies charged 27-year-old Tonisha Montague with cruelty to juveniles after her arrest Wednesday. Detectives said a state Child and Family Services worker was called... more »
  • Murder charges filed against mother of dead toddler Play Video

    December 31, 2014 1:31 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Police filed upgraded murder charges Wednesday against a Baton Rouge mother who investigators said slammed her toddler's head against a wall and killed her. Police said Candice Smith faces first degree murder charges for the death of 2-year-old Da'Laijha Smith. She was originally arrested on second... more »
  • Woman accused of burning child in bath

    August 22, 2014 3:43 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Police arrested a woman after they said she badly scalded a child in her care. Investigators charges Ebony Allen, 28, with cruelty to juveniles after her arrest Thursday. Police said Allen was caring for the child and called 911 to report they'd been burned or... more »
  • Two accused of forcing children to beg for money 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 »

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