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  • Senator rejects calls for resignation after abuse arrests

    August 12, 2016 1:42 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Despite urging from the governor and some colleagues, a state senator arrested twice on domestic violence charges is spurning calls for his resignation. Sen. Troy Brown, a Democrat from Geismar, issued a statement Friday saying that he's "made mistakes for which I am deeply sorry," but... more »
  • State Senator Troy Brown expected to address constituents this week Play Video

    August 10, 2016 5:23 PM

    DONALDSONVILLE- Tonight, some of State Senator Troy Brown's constituents are questioning his actions one day after Governor John Bel Edwards called for Brown to resign. He told WBRZ he expects to release a statement at the end of the week regarding his actions. It comes following Brown's second domestic violence... more »
  • Police officer arrested, accused of trying to set wife afire

    August 9, 2016 5:00 PM

    CHURCH POINT - A Church Point police officer is in custody after allegedly trying to set his wife on fire. The Church Point Police Department says 28-year-old Terrance Garrick Jr. was arrested Saturday on charges of aggravated battery with a dangerous weapon, domestic abuse battery and attempted second-degree murder. KATC-TV... more »
  • Edwards calls for Sen. Troy Brown to resign after domestic violence charges

    August 9, 2016 4:40 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Governor John Bel Edwards called for State Senator Troy Brown to resign after two arrests for domestic violence in the past 8 months. In a statement released Tuesday, Edwards said the state should speak with one voice against domestic violence in Louisiana. “I do not... more »
  • Zachary man accused of stalking, violating protective order

    June 8, 2016 10:14 AM

    BAKER - Police said they arrested a man after he was accused of making multiple, harassing phone calls to an ex-girlfriend who had filed for a protective order in the wake of a domestic violence incident. 21-year-old Morgan Lundy, of Zachary, was booked on charges of stalking and violation... more »
  • Large case load prompts hiring of additional domestic violence prosecutor

    June 7, 2016 5:00 PM

    BATON ROUGE - A woman allegedly murdered by her husband Monday is shining a light on the problem with domestic violence in the area. In Baton Rouge over the past 12 hours, seven people were arrested for domestic violence. The problem is so large, the East Baton Rouge Parish... more »
  • Bill for temporary concealed carry permits sent to governor

    June 1, 2016 6:22 PM

    BATON ROUGE - There's a 4 month backlog for a concealed carry permit in Louisiana, but with the governor's approval, domestic violence victims may only have to wait 72 hours. The state Senate voted 31-2 Monday to give final legislative passage to a proposal from Rep. Valarie Hodges, a Denham... more »
  • Police seeking suspect for domestic violence, cruelty to juveniles charges

    May 31, 2016 2:10 PM

    THIBODAUX- Thibodaux Police is asking for the public’s assistance in locating a suspect wanted for several charges. Kemoyne Matthews has warrants for domestic abuse aggravated assault with child endangerment, cruelty to juveniles aggravated assault, second degree battery and false imprisonment. On Wednesday, May 25 around 5:30 p.m., Matthews... more »
  • Domestic dispute involving tattoo gun and movie night leads to arrest

    May 9, 2016 4:46 PM

    THIBODAUX - Police say they arrested a man on multiple charges after officers were called to the scene of a domestic disturbance involving family movie night and a tattoo gun. 30-year-old James Haydel, of Raceland, was booked on charges of domestic abuse battery with child endangerment, second-degree sexual battery... more »
  • Johnny Manziel indicted on assault charge

    April 26, 2016 11:32 AM

    DALLAS - A Texas grand jury has indicted ex-Cleveland Browns quarterback Johnny Manziel on an assault charge after his ex-girlfriend accused him of domestic violence. The Heisman Trophy winner and former Texas A&M star was indicted Tuesday on a charge of misdemeanor assault related to family violence. The Class A... more »
  • Man accused of attacking, strangling wife

    April 16, 2016 6:25 PM

    ZACHARY - Deputies say a Baton Rouge man was arrested Friday after his wife said he tried to strangle her at her home. East Baton Rouge Sheriff’s Deputies responded to a home on Buck Horn Drive after a friend said she was driving by the victim’s home and saw... more »
  • Lawmakers reject domestic violence discrimination bill

    March 31, 2016 1:54 PM

    BATON ROUGE - A state House committee has stalled a bill that would prevent employers from firing domestic violence victims for missing work. The House Labor and Industrial Relations Committee deadlocked in a 6-6 vote Thursday, keeping the measure stalled in committee and unable to get a full House vote.... more »
  • Police could finish Johnny Manziel case by next week

    February 20, 2016 2:58 PM

    DALLAS - Dallas police say they could conclude their domestic violence investigation of Cleveland Browns quarterback Johnny Manziel by late next week. Police spokesman Maj. Midge Boyle said Saturday that investigators have reviewed medical records provided by Colleen Crowley, Manziel's ex-girlfriend. Crowley told police Manziel hit her and dragged her... more »
  • City's top cop, captain on leave pending investigation into how department handled call

    February 17, 2016 2:14 PM

    DENHAM SPRINGS - The police chief and a department captain were placed on leave, WBRZ learned Wednesday. The city attorney said Chief Scott Jones and Captain Steve Kistler are on paid leave while an internal investigation unfolds. The investigation is over how the response to a domestic violence call... more »
  • Assumption deputies stumble upon meth lab at scene of shooting

    February 4, 2016 5:41 PM

    BAYOU L’OURSE - The Assumption Parish Sheriff’s Office discovered and dismantled a meth lab in Bayou L’Ourse after deputies responded to a domestic disturbance where a man was shot in the face. 31-year-old Frances Boudreaux, of Morgan City, was booked on a charge of aggravated second degree battery. 35-year-old... more »
  • Iberville Parish deputy arrested, fired after argument with wife turns physical

    January 27, 2016 2:56 PM

    PLAQUEMINE - The Iberville Parish Sheriff’s Office reports a deputy was arrested last Sunday after a domestic violence incident involving his wife. The sheriff’s office says Deputy John Gaudet was booked on charges of domestic abuse battery on the same day as the fight. According to the Iberville... more »
  • Man accused of beating girlfriend, resisting deputies

    January 24, 2016 3:50 PM

    BATON ROUGE – Deputies say a Baton Rouge man tackled and began beating his girlfriend outside his home on Florida Blvd. Saturday afternoon. East Baton Rouge Sheriff’s deputies were dispatched to a domestic disturbance at 5:12 p.m. Saturday afternoon. According to EBRSO, a woman told investigators that she... more »
  • Troy Brown resigns from leadership position in Senate

    December 3, 2015 4:01 PM

    NEW ORLEANS - Embattled state Senator Troy Brown has resigned from an elected position within the Senate due to legal issues from a domestic battery incident after the Bayou Classic last weekend. Brown faces misdemeanor domestic battery charges after he was accused of punching a longtime girlfriend in the... more »
  • Senate colleagues could discipline Troy Brown after domestic violence arrest Play Video

    December 1, 2015 5:57 PM

    BATON ROUGE- The fallout continues tonight for State Senator Troy Brown, accused of punching a woman in the face. There's a chance his senate colleagues could discipline him for his alleged actions. But, it's so rare, that's only happened once in Louisiana history. In 1981, Louisiana lawmakers took the... more »
  • BRPD: Man choked, punched stroke victim girlfriend

    October 29, 2015 2:17 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Police said they arrested a man accused of punching and choking his live-in girlfriend at his Virginia Street residence Wednesday night. 59-year-old Alvin Franklin was booked into EBR Parish Prison on charges of cruelty to the infirm and domestic abuse battery. Police responded to the... more »
  • Estranged husband indicted for wife's brutal death

    October 9, 2015 11:55 PM

    GONZALES - Friday, a grand jury indicted David Johnson, 38, on first degree murder and violation of a protective order charges in relation to his estranged wife's death earlier this summer. Prosecutors said Johnson beat the woman, Monica Johnson, to death with a baseball bat outside of their home... more »
  • Sheriff praises domestic violence victim for fighting back

    October 6, 2015 9:48 PM

    GONZALES - In a news release Tuesday, the sheriff's department praised a woman for protecting herself from an ex-boyfriend. The Ascension Parish Sheriff's Office said the woman was threatened by Jonathan Beaureau, 35, on September 27. The woman said Beaureau left her a disturbing voice mail and ransacked her... more »
  • Program scheduled to aid domestic violence victims Play Video

    October 5, 2015 6:18 PM

    BATON ROUGE - A program scheduled to help domestic abuse victims which will begin in January, focuses on getting victims of violence in the home out of dangerous situations in an attempt to end domestic-related disturbances in the future. The East Baton Rouge Parish District Attorney's Office received a... more »
  • Painting the City Purple: Domestic violence awareness Play Video

    September 24, 2015 10:05 AM

    BATON ROUGE- The Butterfly Society is "Painting the City Purple" to raise awareness for domestic violence. The week of events starts with a prayer vigil at the Butterfly Society Garden, 225 S. River Road. To find out more about Painting the City Purple see the schedule of events below and... more »
  • Report: Louisiana 4th in rate of women murdered by men

    September 15, 2015 12:17 PM

    BATON ROUGE - A report finds that Louisiana ranks fourth in a disturbing category: the rate of women murdered by men. An annual study released Tuesday by The Violence Policy Center, a nonprofit group in Washington, D.C., analyzed FBI homicide statistics for 2013, the most recent available. Researchers found that... more »
  • Louisiana Coalition Against Domestic Violence Play Video

    August 25, 2015 11:27 AM

    BATON ROUGE- Louisiana has domestic violence rates that are two to three times higher than the national average. This morning Beth Meeks from the Louisiana Coalition Against Domestic Violence talked to News 2's Kylie Dixon about what the state need to do to address the problem. One method that is... more »
  • To shoot or not? Advocates frustrated over comments Play Video

    August 12, 2015 11:07 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Domestic violence advocates urged caution Wednesday, two days after an area sheriff told women to arm themselves during a frustrating interview following the murder of a woman allegedly at the hands of her estranged husband. "The reality is, it should never have gotten to the point... more »
  • New Louisiana law taking effect Saturday targets 'revenge porn'

    July 31, 2015 4:22 AM

    BATON ROUGE- Sending "revenge porn" can land you in jail, new housing protections are being extended to domestic violence victims and enforcement of sea turtle protection laws is tightening. Those are among hundreds of new Louisiana laws that take effect Saturday. Anyone who shares a nude or partially-nude cell phone... more »
  • Former 49er Ray McDonald charged with domestic violence

    July 9, 2015 2:53 PM

    SANTA CLARA, Calif. - Prosecutors in California have formally charged former San Francisco 49er defensive tackle Ray McDonald with domestic violence and false imprisonment following allegations he assaulted his ex-fiancee while she held their 2-month-old child. The Santa Clara County district attorney's office announced the charges Thursday. McDonald also... more »
  • Jindal agrees to new housing protections for abuse victims

    July 1, 2015 7:11 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Victims of domestic violence are receiving new housing protections in state law. Gov. Bobby Jindal's office announced Wednesday that the governor has signed the bill by Baton Rouge Sen. Sharon Weston Broome, a Democrat, that sets up the new guidelines. In addition to allowing victims to break... more »
  • Bill allowing abuse victims to break lease passes committee

    June 1, 2015 2:32 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Victims of domestic violence would be able to break a lease to escape abusers under a bill moving closer to final legislative passage. The proposal by Sen. Sharon Weston Broome, a Baton Rouge Democrat, would also allow landlords to immediately evict those who are deemed abusers by... more »
  • Cavs chided for in-game video showing man throwing woman

    May 7, 2015 4:25 PM

    CLEVELAND - The Cavaliers are being criticized on social networks for playing a video during Wednesday night's playoff game that showed a man throwing a woman across a room for wearing a Bulls T-shirt. During the Cavs' game against Chicago, the team showed a video on its large scoreboard spoofing... more »
  • Man arrested for domestic violence after giving false statement

    May 1, 2015 1:02 PM

    GONZALES - Police arrested a man accused of beating his wife after the couple turned up at Gonzales emergency room claiming they had been jumped by several men just after midnight Wednesday. 29-year-old Gregory Alix Jr. and his wife arrived at St. Elizabeth Hospital just after 12:30 a.m. with... more »
  • Bill allowing abuse victims to break lease passes committee

    April 28, 2015 3:32 PM

    BATON ROUGE - A measure that would allow victims of domestic abuse to move out of their homes without penalty for violating a lease has received approval from a Senate committee. The bill, sponsored by Sen. Sharon Weston Broome, a Baton Rouge Democrat, would also bar landlords from evicting abuse... more »
  • Women chefs cook up an end to domestic violence Play Video

    March 12, 2015 7:46 AM

    BATON ROUGE - This month you can eat, listen to live music and give back to your community. Lynn Medley-Long from the IRIS Domestic Violence Center and Heather Berthelot from the Belle of Baton Rouge stopped by 2une In Thursday to talk about how you can get involved in the... more »
  • NFLPA setting up commission on domestic violence

    December 1, 2014 6:07 PM

    WASHINGTON - The head of the NFL Players Association says the union is establishing an eight-member commission to advise it about domestic violence prevention and discipline. In a letter sent Monday to Sen. Jay Rockefeller, the West Virginia Democrat who chairs the Senate Commerce Committee, NFLPA Executive Director DeMaurice Smith... more »
  • Man who shot pregnant wife to be sentenced next month Play Video

    October 19, 2014 10:27 PM

    BATON ROUGE - After two years, the man who shot his pregnant wife is being sentenced next month. Frank Atkins has been convicted of second degree murder and attempted second degree murder. He is facing a life sentence and will go before the court one last time next... more »
  • NFL owners' meetings focus on personal conduct

    October 8, 2014 3:58 PM

    NEW YORK - There hasn't been much football talk at the NFL owners' meetings Wednesday. Instead, the focus has been on the personal conduct policy, and on educating everyone involved in the league about domestic violence. After approving the sale of the Buffalo Bills to Terry and Kim Pegula in... more »
  • Texas' Strong tells Goodell colleges can do better

    September 29, 2014 1:34 PM

    AUSTIN, Texas - Texas coach Charlie Strong says college football programs need to do a better job of molding players into responsible adults. Strong met with NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell on Sunday, one day after Goodell spent three hours visiting a domestic violence hotline in Austin, Texas. The NFL has... more »
  • Goodell: 'Same mistakes can never be repeated'

    September 19, 2014 3:51 PM

    NEW YORK - Commissioner Roger Goodell says that "over the past several weeks, we have seen all too much of the NFL doing wrong; that starts with me." At a news conference Friday, Goodell made his first public statements in more than a week about the rash of NFL players... more »
  • NFL to partner with violence hotline

    September 19, 2014 10:45 AM

    NEW YORK - The NFL is partnering with a domestic violence hotline and a sexual violence resource center. Responding to increasing criticism that the league has not acted quickly or emphatically enough concerning domestic abuse cases involving players, Commissioner Roger Goodell sent a memo to the clubs late Thursday announcing... more »
  • Obama unveils campaign against campus assaults

    September 19, 2014 6:09 AM

    WASHINGTON - President Barack Obama is unveiling new public service announcements against campus sexual assault in a campaign being supported by the NCAA and several media companies with reach among college students. The White House says athletes will appear in the campaign called "It's On Us" that Obama and Vice... more »
  • Black women's group criticizes NFL

    September 17, 2014 11:03 AM

    WASHINGTON - A leading black women's group says the NFL's decision not to include any African-American women as consultants on domestic violence is "unacceptable." The Black Women's Roundtable is made up of leaders who represent black women and girls. They say the NFL should have included black women when it... more »
  • Anheuser-Busch 'disappointed' in NFL

    September 16, 2014 5:26 PM

    Anheuser-Busch, one of the NFL's biggest sponsors, says it isn't happy with the recent controversy that has engulfed the league. The beer giant issued a statement on Tuesday saying it was "disappointed and increasingly concerned" by recent incidents and was not yet satisfied with the league's response. It said it... more »
  • Source says Rice video sent to NFL

    September 10, 2014 4:15 PM

    ATLANTIC CITY, NJ - A law enforcement official says he sent a video of Ray Rice punching his then-fiancee to an NFL executive three months ago, while league officers have insisted they didn't see the violent images until this week. The person played The Associated Press a 12-second voicemail from... more »
  • Domestic homicide on the rise in Louisiana Play Video

    September 9, 2014 5:58 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Domestic violence is on the rise in Louisiana, with the state ranking fourth in the nation for murders related to domestic violence. In 2012, 45 women were killed in Louisiana by a man, according to the Violence Policy Center. They reported that 90 percent of those... more »
  • Video of punch leads to Rice suspension, firing

    September 8, 2014 2:06 PM

    OWNING MILLS, Md. - The NFL suspended Baltimore Ravens RB Ray Rice hours after a video surfaced Monday of Rice punching his then-fiance in the face. The Ravens announced they had also terminated Rice before the NFL suspension was handed down. The video shows Rice and Janay Palmer,... more »
  • Goodell: NFL closely watching McDonald case

    September 4, 2014 8:24 AM

    RENTON, WA - Commissioner Roger Goodell said the NFL is closely watching San Francisco 49ers defensive lineman Ray McDonald's case after the institution of the league's new policy on domestic violence. Goodell spoke after attending a youth event Wednesday night. Goodell said the league is still waiting to get all... more »
  • NFL increases penalties for domestic violence

    August 28, 2014 2:39 PM

    NEW YORK - NFL players will be subject to a six-week suspension for a first domestic violence offense and banishment from the league for a second under a new policy outlined by Commissioner Roger Goodell. In a letter and memo sent to all 32 teams owners Thursday, and obtained by... more »
  • Experts want to see NFL act on domestic violence

    August 27, 2014 3:25 AM

    NASHVILLE, TN - Ravens running back Ray Rice is sitting out two games for domestic violence. A positive marijuana test, meanwhile, means Browns wide receiver Josh Gordon will miss a full year. Critics of the NFL's arbitrary policy toward domestic violence point to the contrast between the punishments and say... more »
  • Dozens gather at Capitol for domestic violence vigil Play Video

    August 14, 2014 10:12 PM

    BATON ROUGE - A group gathered on the Capitol steps Thursday evening to call attention to the wide-spread issue of domestic violence in Louisiana. People shared their stories and paid tribute to those who died because of violence at home. The vigil honored Aleria Cyrus Reed and other victims... more »
  • Soccer star Hope Solo due in court

    June 23, 2014 7:50 AM

    KIRKLAND, WA - U.S. women's soccer goalkeeper Hope Solo is scheduled to appear in court Monday in connection with her domestic violence arrest at her sister's home in Kirkland, in suburban Seattle. Officers said Solo was intoxicated early Saturday when she was accused of assaulting her sister and 17-year-old nephew.... more »
  • DCFS announces increased domestic violence funding

    June 17, 2014 4:14 PM

    BATON ROUGE - The Department of Children and Family Services announced increased funding Tuesday for more than a dozen domestic violence programs across the state, including in Baton Rouge. One provider is expanding to Shreveport and Natchitoches to provide more opportunities for safe refuges during disasters, help individuals and... more »
  • Police arrest deputy accused of domestic violence

    June 3, 2014 11:21 AM

    NEWS ROADS - Law enforcement said they arrested an off duty Pointe Coupee Sheriff's Deputy accused of domestic violence charges. New Roads City Police said Stephen Louis, 32, allegedly assaulted his wife while still in uniform after getting off duty early Tuesday morning. Deputy Louis is charged with... more »
  • La. House rejects eviction protection bill

    May 29, 2014 3:31 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Lawmakers in the House rejected a proposal to give domestic violence victims new protections from eviction in Louisiana, amid concerns it would take away landlords' rights and lead to lawsuits. The Senate had unanimously passed the anti-discrimination measure (Senate Bill 233) by Sen. Sharon Weston Broome, D-Baton... more »
  • Senate approves immediate divorce bill

    May 22, 2014 11:55 AM

    BATON ROUGE - Lawmakers have agreed to make domestic abuse one of the grounds for immediate divorce in Louisiana, rather than having a months-long waiting period. The Senate gave final passage to the bill (Senate Bill 292) by Sen. J.P. Morrell, D-New Orleans, with a 35-0 vote Thursday. An immediate... more »
  • Domestic violence bills head to Gov. Bobby Jindal

    May 13, 2014 4:59 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Efforts to toughen penalties against domestic violence in Louisiana, which leads the nation in domestic abuse deaths, have won final legislative passage. With unanimous votes from the House Tuesday, the bills by New Orleans Rep. Helena Moreno, a Democrat, move next to the governor's desk. One bill... more »
  • Woman in critical condition after domestic dispute

    May 12, 2014 10:46 AM

    HAMMOND - The Tangipahoa Parish Sheriff's Office said they are investigating a shooting that occurred after a domestic dispute on Sunday afternoon. Margaret Jackson, 47, was shot in the stomach while attempting to stab a man inside an E. Illinois St. residence in Hammond, according to Sheriff Daniel Edwards.... more »
  • Tougher domestic abuse penalties backed by Senate

    May 6, 2014 6:16 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Senators have unanimously supported bills to toughen penalties for domestic abuse. New Orleans Sen. J.P. Morrell, who presented the measures Tuesday, said they could save lives in Louisiana, which leads the nation in domestic violence deaths. Under one measure, domestic abuse aggravated assault would be labeled a... more »
  • Murder suspect's bank accounts inactive, deputies confident he jumped off bridge

    May 5, 2014 11:54 PM

    GONZALES- Authorities said Monday, it is likely a man did jump off a river bridge after murdering his estranged wife and son in April . Ronald Green has not been spotted, nor has he used any of his bank accounts, since the April 17th double murder. "Detectives are... more »
  • EBR judge wants domestic violence court Play Video

    April 24, 2014 5:08 PM

    BATON ROUGE - A Baton Rouge judge wants to establish a domestic violence court in East Baton Rouge Parish. State District Judge Donald Johnson says the recent domestic related murders in Ascension Parish motivated his ideas to create a new court that he feels would help to curb domestic... more »
  • Family mourns loss during candlelight vigil

    April 19, 2014 9:39 PM

    GONZALES - A community held a candlelight Saturday night to remember the mother and son who were allegedly killed by the husband and father early Thursday morning. "It's hard, real hard, you know. This is something here that should have never happened," said family member Robert Wright. More... more »
  • Family 'heartbroken' after man kills wife and son Play Video

    April 17, 2014 4:27 PM

    GONZALES - A family is coping with the tragic loss of two loved ones after a man allegedly murdered his wife and their 12-year-old son. Ascension Parish sheriff's deputies say Ronald Green Sr. shot and killed his wife, 40-year-old Dewona Green and his son, Ronald Green Jr. Grief-stricken... more »
  • Cooking up an end to domestic violence Play Video

    March 10, 2014 7:46 AM

    BATON ROUGE - According to the National Coalition of Domestic Violence, 1.3 million women in the United States are victims of domestic violence each year. IRIS Director Judy Benitez visited 2une In Monday morning to tell you how you can help them fight domestic violence. The Women Chefs' Show... more »
  • Women's shelter speaks out after murder-suicide Play Video

    January 16, 2014 2:59 PM

    DENHAM SPRINGS - After sheriff's deputies said a man killed his wife and then himself Wednesday night in Livingston Parish, a battered women's shelter is speaking out against domestic violence. Darren Blevins, chairman of Women Outreaching Women, says one in every three women worldwide is a victim of domestic... more »
  • Shutdown could close woman's shelter Play Video

    October 11, 2013 5:31 PM

    DENHAM SPRINGS - Livingston Parish's only women's shelter is struggling to keep its doors open during the government shutdown. Women Outreaching Women's treasurer told News 2 that 90 percent of their money comes from federal grants, which they said haven't been paid in months. "We live from day... more »
  • Abused women find strength together Play Video

    October 10, 2013 4:45 PM

    DENHAM SPRINGS - Two abused women told News 2 they found an unbreakable friendship in one another. Both beaten and in need of a safe haven, Janet Slavik and Cynthia Holmes found hope at the Women Outreaching Women center in Livingston Parish. "It's very hard but if they've... more »
  • Deputies find meth labs under flowerpot

    September 12, 2013 7:22 AM

    CLINTON - East Feliciana Parish sheriff's deputies arrested a 31-year-old man on drug counts after investigating a domestic disturbance. Detective Don McKey says deputies went to the home of Brandon Cupit Wednesday to answer a complaint that he had allegedly struck his wife during an argument. McKey says... more »
  • La. domestic violence services threatened Play Video

    April 12, 2013 10:08 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Domestic violence service providers across Louisiana are worried about their future. They are afraid Governor Bobby Jindal's proposed budget will pass among lawmakers and pass along a funding 38% cut. The Louisiana Coalition Against Domestic Violence has been collecting data about domestic violence related services... more »
  • Deputies release victim's name in murder-suicide

    April 11, 2013 8:17 AM

    BATON ROUGE - Authorities have released new details about a domestic dispute that left two people dead, including the alleged shooter. According to the East Baton Rouge Sheriff's Office, 48-year-old William Benham shot his wife and stepdaughter, before turning the gun on himself. Deputies say they received a... more »
  • Domestic violence shelters facing more budget cuts Play Video

    March 26, 2013 5:47 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Domestic violence shelters across Louisiana are facing their second budget cut in the last few months. The Louisiana Department of Child and Family Services have proposed a cut of $1.4 million to domestic violence services. If approved, shelters would be operating with 40 percent less funding... more »
  • Judge: 911 calls can be used in murder trial

    February 27, 2013 9:37 AM

    BATON ROUGE - A judge has ruled that a jury will be allowed to hear a series of 911 calls made by a young woman less than three weeks before her ex-boyfriend allegedly shot her and two other women to death. In the recorded calls, which were played during a... more »
  • Police: Ohio kin spat spills human ashes from urn

    January 22, 2013 12:43 PM

    LORAIN, Ohio - An Ohio man has been accused of bashing his brother over the head with a cremation urn, breaking the urn and creating a cloud of human ashes. Police say officers responding to a domestic-violence report in Lorain on Friday saw Joel Perez threaten to kill his brother... more »
  • Actor Edward Furlong arrested for domestic violence

    January 15, 2013 2:07 PM

    West Hollywood, Calif. - Actor Edward Furlong remains jailed after being arrested Sunday on suspicion of domestic violence and for an outstanding felony warrant. The Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department says Furlong was arrested in West Hollywood on suspicion of domestic violence battery. It is one of several cases the... more »
  • Ore. woman: Boyfriend choked her with dreadlocks

    January 8, 2013 12:46 PM

    PORTLAND, Ore. - Police in Oregon say a woman told officers that her boyfriend choked her with his dreadlocks. Portland police Sgt. Pete Simpson says the unidentified woman was taken to a hospital Monday for treatment of numerous non-life-threatening injuries. The police spokesman says 32-year-old Caleb Grotberg was arrested for... more »
  • Women's shelters hard-hit by state budget cuts Play Video

    January 4, 2013 6:04 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Last week Governor Jindal cut the Department of Children and Family Services by more than 20 percent. Now those cuts are trickling down to domestic violence shelters. "I felt like I had been kicked. It's such a devastating feeling," said Audrey Wascome, the interim director for... more »
  • Budget cuts hit domestic violence programs

    January 4, 2013 11:35 AM

    BATON ROUGE, La.- Gov. Bobby Jindal's latest round of budget cuts are falling on shelters that take in battered women and other domestic violence prevention providers. The reductions were made to help close a $166 million midyear budget deficit. The Advocate reports that funding for family violence prevention and intervention... more »

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