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  • 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 »
  • Neighbors demand justice over disabled man's slaying Play Video

    August 25, 2014 3:59 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Neighbors on Tecumseh Street are demanding answers after a disabled man who was well known in their neighborhood was shot and killed by a homeowner over the weekend. Investigators say the shooting occurred after a fight at 2602 Tecumseh Street. The victim was identified as 51-year-old... more »
  • Disabled man shot and killed by neighbor

    August 24, 2014 5:50 PM

    BATON ROUGE - One man is dead and no one has been arrested yet. Gary Andrus, 51, was shot and killed in the yard of his neighbor's house after an altercation broke out. Police officers responded to the 2600 block of Tecumseh St. around 8:00 Saturday night. ... more »
  • Lake Charles man accused of elderly abuse

    June 25, 2014 8:03 AM

    LAKE CHARLES - Authorities say a 23-year-old Lake Charles man allegedly kicked a mentally disabled elderly family member multiple times in the face, head and neck, causing swelling, Calcasieu Parish sheriff's deputies were called to investigate at 4 a.m. Monday. Spokeswoman Kim Myers says Chad L. Parker was arrested and... more »
  • La. Senate agrees to change wording for disabled

    June 2, 2014 12:11 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Lawmakers have agreed to rewrite state laws to change the way Louisiana refers to people with disabilities. A compromise version of the bill (House Bill 63) by Rep. Walt Leger, D-New Orleans, received final passage with a 37-0 Senate vote Monday. The nearly 300-page measure will swap... more »
  • Senate strikes down anti-discrimination measure

    May 20, 2014 1:14 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Senators rejected a measure Tuesday that would have barred discrimination based on sexual orientation, gender identity, age, sex or disability by adding the characteristics to current anti-discrimination statutes. A Senate judiciary committee voted 4-1 against the proposal by New Orleans Sen. Ed Murray, a Democrat, after hearing... more »
  • Disabled boy abuse

    March 12, 2014 7:50 PM

    LEONARDTOWN, MARYLAND- Two teens in Southern Maryland face charges for tormenting a boy with diminished mental capacity and coercing him into sexual acts that they made videos of. Lauren Bush is 17 and faces charges as an adult. A 15-year-old will be tried as a minor. Police say... more »
  • Business boot camp for veterans Play Video

    March 11, 2014 6:15 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Veterans with disabilities went back to boot camp at LSU, this time to battle the business world. LSU's Third Annual Entrepreneurship Bootcamp for Veterans with Disabilities brought in 19 veterans from across the country. EBV helps veterans build business plans, understand and reach their target markets... more »
  • Thibodaux man found competent to stand trial

    November 23, 2013 1:43 PM

    Thibodaux - The Thibodaux man accused of beheading his 7-year-old son in August 2011 has been found competent to stand trial. Lafourche Parish Judge John LeBlanc ruled Friday that Jeremiah Lee Wright is now fit for trial, following his former decision in February that Wright was incompetent to stand... more »
  • Jeter out for rest of year

    September 12, 2013 10:20 AM

    BALTIMORE - Derek Jeter began the season on the disabled list, and that is how it will end. The New York Yankees shortstop will miss the rest of the season after being placed on the disabled list Wednesday with an ankle injury. The 39-year-old Yankee captain called this season... more »
  • La. Tech, UL System settle with blind student

    July 23, 2013 6:16 PM

    RUSTON - Louisiana Tech University and the University of Louisiana System have agreed to pay a blind student $23,500 and to make all course materials accessible to disabled students. A U.S. Justice Department statement says the settlement resolves complaints about two classes. The student said he had to withdraw from... more »
  • Neighbor saves disabled family from burning home Play Video

    July 17, 2013 11:05 PM

    BATON ROUGE- A mother and son, both in wheelchairs, were rescued from their burning home Wednesday evening. Flames tore through the house in the 10800 block of Cedar Bend Avenue in north Baton Rouge. Firefighters said a pot on the stove ignited the blaze. "The fire engulfed the... more »
  • Jindal defends disabled services program veto

    June 25, 2013 3:23 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Gov. Bobby Jindal is defending his decision to strip $4 million from next year's budget that would have expanded a program that provides at-home services to the developmentally disabled. The Republican governor has faced criticism for line-item vetoes that struck out that funding for a program called... more »
  • Disabled Carnival ship leaves Alabama port

    May 8, 2013 3:20 PM

    MOBILE, Ala.- The Carnival Triumph is headed back to sea three months after limping into port following an engine room fire. The cruise ship left the Alabama Cruise Terminal in Mobile under its own power Wednesday after extensive work to repair damage from the fire. Triumph is now headed to... more »
  • Disabled cruise ship arrives in Mobile Bay

    February 14, 2013 4:28 PM

    MOBILE, Ala. - The disabled Carnival cruise liner Triumph finally limped into Mobile Bay this afternoon, but is still hours away from it's final destination. The ship is 30 miles from the terminal, and has to navigate the tricky turns and cross currents in Mobile Bay without power. ... more »
  • Coast Guard: Disabled cruise ship is moving again

    February 14, 2013 2:42 PM

    MOBILE, Ala.- A disabled cruise ship in the Gulf of Mexico is moving again toward the Alabama shore, after a towline broke and delayed the ship's slow journey, that's according to Coast Guard officials. A new tugboat has been secured, allowing the Carnival Triumph to continue its way to... more »
  • Expected arrival of disabled ship is pushed back

    February 14, 2013 10:27 AM

    MOBILE, Ala. - A Carnival spokesman says the towing of a disabled cruise ship that has been stranded in the Gulf of Mexico for days is taking longer than anticipated. Spokesman Vance Gulliksen says the Triumph is now expected to arrive alongside the cruise terminal in Mobile between 8 and... more »
  • Conditions on disabled cruise ship in dispute

    February 13, 2013 7:25 AM

    HOUSTON - A cruise line says it is making passengers stranded aboard a disable ship as comfortable as possible, contradicting accounts of some passengers. Carnival Cruise Lines President Gerry Cahill says his company is working to keep the thousands of passengers safe and comfortable as the vessel is guided to... more »
  • Disabled cruise ship drifts, now heads to US

    February 12, 2013 8:40 AM

    HOUSTON - The operators of a cruise vessel stranded in the Gulf of Mexico after a weekend engine fire say the craft has drifted so far north of its original position that they will tow the ship to Mobile, Ala., instead of their original plan for Progreso, Mexico. Carnival Cruise... more »
  • Judge to rule on alleged killer's competency

    February 6, 2013 11:12 AM

    THIBODAUX- A Lafourche Parish judge is reviewing testimony and evidence about the sanity of a man accused of beheading his disabled son in 2011. Judge John LeBlanc says he will rule Thursday on whether Jeremiah Wright is competent to stand trial in the case. Wright is accused of killing... more »
  • Dead boy in a box, mom charged

    April 5, 2012 10:51 AM

    TEXAS CITY - A Houston area woman has been charged in the 2011 death of her 10-year-old disabled son whose body was found in a cardboard box. Police arrested 42-year-old Tina Madrid on a murder charge. Last week a Texas City coroner ruled that her son's death as a homicide.... more »
  • Disabled cruise ship docks in Seychelles port

    March 1, 2012 4:12 AM

    VICTORIA, Seychelles - A disabled cruise ship has docked in a Seychelles port after three days at sea without power. Passengers lined the railings and a few began to clap as the Costa Allegra drew close to the crowded dock Thursday morning. The Seychelles Red Cross has set up several... more »
  • House bill to give seniors $250 defeated

    December 8, 2010 12:52 PM

    WASHINGTON - The House has rejected a Democratic effort to pay Social Security recipients $250 to make up for the lack of a cost-of-living increase for next year. Democrats argued that the payment was needed to offset the hardships of seniors facing a second consecutive year without an increase.... more »
  • Settlement resolves probe of McNeese State

    September 10, 2010 5:21 AM

    A settlement with the Justice Department calls for McNeese State University to improve access to its Lake Charles campus for disabled students, employees and visitors. The settlement resolves an investigation the Justice Department launched in 2008 to review the school's compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act. The Justice Department... more »
  • Suit says schools fail disabled students

    July 28, 2010 1:59 PM

    Three groups are claiming Louisiana's Department of Education fails to ensure that students with disabilities have equal access and are protected from discrimination. The suit says more than 30 of the 80 schools that have opened since Hurricane Katrina have violated the rights of disabled students. The Southern... more »

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