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  • Coast Guard rescues two men aboard disabled vessel

    February 20, 2017 11:16 PM

    NEW ORLEANS - The Coast Guard rescued two men aboard a disabled vessel near Lafitte early Monday evening. Watchstanders with the Coast Guard Sector New Orleans were notified at 5:45 p.m. of an overdue 17-foot vessel with two men aboard. The two were last seen near Crown Point... more »
  • Nearly $100K raised for Chicago beating victim

    January 7, 2017 5:08 PM

    CHICAGO - An online effort to raise money for a mentally disabled man whose beating was broadcast live on Facebook in Chicago has brought in nearly $100,000. The GoFundMe campaign called "Let's show the Chicago victim love" had a goal of $10,000. As of Saturday the account has reached over... more »
  • State to screen 14,000 on waiting list for developmental help

    November 6, 2016 11:42 AM

    BATON ROUGE - The Louisiana Department of Health says it has begun screening more than 13,000 people on the waiting list for home- and community-based services for the developmentally disabled. A news release says the screenings are expected to continue through May 30. The visits are expected to take about... more »
  • Louisiana judge to issue mental disability ruling in October

    September 13, 2016 9:17 AM

    BATON ROUGE - A state judge says he'll decide in October whether a Baton Rouge man is mentally disabled and thus ineligible for execution if convicted of first-degree murder. Twenty-five-year-old Aramis Jackson is charged in the September 2010 shooting death of a 42-year-old mother during a home invasion. Jackson also... 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 »
  • Bridge traffic backed up for miles as rain comes down

    June 30, 2015 3:37 PM

    BATON ROUGE - A disabled truck at the I-10 and I-110 split backed up traffic for miles across the new Mississippi River Bridge in Baton Rouge as more afternoon showers moved through the city-parish. The Department of Transportation and Development said the flatbed truck was stalled and disabled before... more »
  • Disabled 68-year-old perishes in Pineville apartment fire

    April 5, 2015 5:39 PM

    PINEVILLE, La. - The Louisiana State Fire Marshal's Office is investigating an apartment fire that killed a disabled and ailing 68-year-old man. Deputy Chief Brant Thompson says Robert Rivers' body was found in the charred ruins of his apartment in a Pineville fourplex. He says in a news release that... more »
  • Disabled and elderly will wait longer for help Play Video

    February 20, 2015 6:55 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Individuals waiting for state help for their medical needs may have to wait a bit longer to get the help they desire. Friday's mid-year budget cuts have frozen more than 1,200 unfilled slots in the Louisiana Department of Health and Hospitals waiver program. The program... more »
  • Beauregard murder trial on hold after disability claim

    February 20, 2015 1:51 PM

    BATON ROUGE - A judge put the murder trial of Aramis Jackson on hold after his attorneys filed a motion which claims the 25-year-old is intellectually disabled and should not face the death penalty for accusations he shot and killed a mother in Beauregard Town. Jackson faces first-degree murder... more »
  • Feds warn La law might set HS grad bar too low for disabled

    January 19, 2015 6:06 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Federal officials have renewed warnings that a state law to help special education students may violate federal laws. A letter sent last week says authorities are worried the law will illegally set standards too low for disabled students. The law lets teachers and parents put together alternative... 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 »
  • 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 »

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