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  • Give drug felons food stamps, many states now say

    April 18, 2016 2:06 PM

    LINCOLN, Neb. - Nebraska is desperate to stop the runaway growth of its prison population, but doing so depends a lot on people like Ronald Tillman. Tillman, 54, a paroled drug dealer who suffers from bipolar disease and a debilitating back injury, has lived since his 2013 release solely on... 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 »
  • Trump called out for appearing to mock disability

    November 26, 2015 12:03 PM

    WASHINGTON - An advocacy group is offering Donald Trump sensitivity training after the Republican presidential candidate appeared to mock a reporter with a disability. At issue is what The New York Times interprets as Trump's attempt Tuesday to "ridicule the appearance" of journalist Serge Kovaleski. Trump challenged recollections... more »
  • Grants to help Louisiana schools educate disabled students

    September 10, 2015 8:58 AM

    BATON ROUGE- Louisiana's Department of Education is seeking applications from school districts and charter schools seeking a share of $4 million in grants aimed at improving graduation rates for students with disabilities. In a Wednesday news release, the department says the federal money is available for districts and charter schools... more »
  • Report: Social Security disability fund could dry up in 2016

    July 22, 2015 1:37 PM

    WASHINGTON - The government says people who receive Social Security disability face steep benefit cuts next year unless Congress acts. In a report Wednesday, the trustees that oversee Social Security said the disability trust fund will run out of money in 2016, right in the middle of a presidential campaign.... more »
  • Kids with disabilities get rolling with Wheels to Succeed Play Video

    March 5, 2015 7:23 AM

    BATON ROUGE - 56 kids with disabilities are on a waiting list for adapted bikes through the Wheels to Succeed program. Physical therapists at the McMains Children's Development Center say it is a fun way to get kids to want to do therapy, but the bikes can be expensive.... more »
  • Lafayette man arrested in benefits fraud

    November 25, 2014 5:56 AM

    LAFAYETTE - State police say a 47-year-old Lafayette man, who collected more than $83,000 in disability benefits, is accused of operating two businesses out of his home at a time when he claimed he had no income. During their investigation, state police say it was discovered that 47-year-old Alan Jude... more »
  • La. lags in at-home services for disabled people

    September 22, 2014 10:11 AM

    BATON ROUGE - The legislative auditor says Louisiana ranks behind most of the nation in using home- and community-based services to treat people who are developmentally disabled. A new report released Monday says Louisiana has the sixth-highest number of people around the country who are developmentally disabled and living in... more »
  • Bizarre council debate rattles nerves, accomplishes nothing Play Video

    July 23, 2014 10:44 PM

    BATON ROUGE- The situation at Wednesday evening's council meeting, where a debate over a proposed fairness ordinance took over just about the entire meeting time, quickly turned bizarre. Testimony from people on both sides of the issue that would protect gay, transgender and veterans from discrimination on various fronts... more »
  • The fairness ordinance Play Video

    July 23, 2014 4:46 PM

    BATON ROUGE - There was no vote Wednesday night dealing with a fairness ordinance that would protect gays from certain kinds of discrimination. The council meeting reached it's required legal ending before a vote could happen. Leading up to the end, City Hall was filled to capacity with... more »

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