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  • Motorcyclist killed in Assumption Parish crash

    April 8, 2017 7:20 PM

    BELLE ROSE - Louisiana State Police say a Donaldsonville man was killed in a motorcycle crash on LA 1 Saturday afternoon. According to police, 54-year-old Gregory Brown was traveling down the highway at around 12:30 p.m. when a GMC Sierra pulled out in front of his Suzuki motorcycle at... more »
  • Crews respond to fire at nursing home

    March 26, 2017 7:44 PM

    SIMMESPORT - Ambulances and helicopters moved three patients from the scene of a fire in Simmesport Sunday afternoon. A fire was reported at Bayou Chateau Nursing Home late Sunday afternoon. According to Acadian Companies, 10 ambulances and two helicopters were dispatched to the scene. We currently have... more »
  • Woman charged with killing elderly father with boiling water

    December 8, 2016 10:11 AM

    JACKSON - Police say a Mississippi woman has been charged with murder after pouring boiling water over her paralyzed elderly father, who died several days later. Jackson Police Department Commander Tyree Jones said in a news release that 55-year-old Diane Coleman dumped the water on 81-year-old Earl Coleman on Sept.... more »
  • Elderly St. Amant couple starts from scratch after flood Play Video

    August 24, 2016 6:49 PM

    ST. AMANT – One aged couple from St. Amant, is starting from scratch as they recover from last week's flood. Nail by nail Perry Germillion has been taking down what he worked so hard to build. "You work all your life to try and get a nice home and... more »
  • Residents rally to remove junk for Central woman in need Play Video

    May 1, 2016 4:58 PM

    CENTRAL – Help was on the way for an elderly Central woman who needed help to remove piles of junk off her property. The city of Central demanded that she clean it up, and Saturday a group of volunteers took the matter into their own hands. “It’s wonderful.... more »
  • APSO: Elderly man with dementia found

    April 26, 2016 12:48 AM

    ASCENSION PARISH - Elderly man with dementia was found unharmed in Port Gibson, Mississippi according to deputies in Ascension Parish. Elphege Savoy, 84, left his home Monday morning in a silver-colored Chevrolet Silverado with the license plate B426895. Savoy weighs approximately 156 pound and stands 5'4". He has... more »
  • Nursing home patients could get more choice Play Video

    April 22, 2016 8:01 PM

    BATON ROUGE- Putting a loved-one in a nursing home is a tough decision but advocates for the elderly say it shouldn't be the only choice. Funding for nursing homes is guaranteed under Louisiana's constitution, not the case for at-home care. "The way our system is structured, most people are forced... more »
  • Police say woman 'betrayed' elderly to buy luxury car

    August 19, 2015 11:55 AM

    GONZALES - Police arrested a 23-year-old Gonzales woman after they said she stole an elderly woman's personal information and used it buy a luxury car. Police charged Brelle Ford with one count of bank fraud and one count of felony identity theft. Investigators said Ford used false information... more »
  • Governor's race candidates differ on how to serve elderly

    August 6, 2015 3:14 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Three contenders to be Louisiana's next governor say they'd elevate elderly affairs issues to a cabinet-level department, rather than a small agency inside the governor's office. But the candidates differed on the approach. Republican Lt. Gov. Jay Dardenne said he would merge the oversight of services for... more »
  • 3 Louisiana hospices selected for new Medicare program

    July 21, 2015 7:17 AM

    BATON ROUGE- Three Louisiana hospices are among the more than 140 selected to take part in a new program that allows Medicare members who qualify to receive hospice care while continuing medical treatment. The Louisiana facilities are St. Joseph Hospice LLC in Baton Rouge; St. Joseph Hospice and Palliative... more »
  • Elderly couple victims of violent attack Play Video

    June 25, 2015 10:08 PM

    BATON ROUGE - An elderly couple was held up in their apartment Wednesday morning and are now out hundreds of dollars. Adene Erron, 81, and Becky Smarr, 71, said they feel violated and the whole incident has left them shaken. "The pistol, pointing right between my eyes," said... more »
  • Man gets finger cut off during robbery Play Video

    May 30, 2015 10:11 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Police told News Two a 76-year-old man lost his finger following a robbery inside his home. Baton Rouge Police have not released the name of the suspect, but believe he is a around the age of 22-years-old. It happened Saturday morning in the 4000 block... more »
  • Prostitute under senior's bed

    May 11, 2015 8:50 PM

    NORRISTOWN, PENNSYLVANIA- A man in his 70's lost his housing subsidy at an assisted-living facility after police found a prostitute hiding under his bed. The man paid prostitutes using money he earned selling alcohol to fellow residents. He was called a "more mobile gentleman" who went on booze runs... more »
  • Texas senior living company expanding into Louisiana

    May 6, 2015 7:52 AM

    BATON ROUGE- Avanti Senior Living says it will break ground later this year on a $20 million community in Baton Rouge and a $15 million development in Lafayette. The company, based in suburban Houston, also plans to begin work later this year on a similar development in Covington. The... more »
  • Caretaker accused of stealing from elderly man

    April 17, 2015 6:59 AM

    GREENWELL SPRINGS - East Baton Rouge sheriff's deputies say a woman hired to care for an elderly man has been arrested after it was learned that the woman had allegedly charged close to $10,900 on his credit card. The Advocate reports Jackie Carlene Gann was hired in May 2014 by... more »
  • Elder care costs keep climbing; nursing home bill now $91K

    April 9, 2015 3:54 PM

    NEW YORK - The cost of caring for the elderly continues to climb. An industry survey says the median bill for a private room in a nursing home is now $91,000 a year. The report says the cost has increased four percent every year over the last five years. The... more »
  • Elderly woman killed in hit and run

    March 29, 2015 4:57 PM

    NEW ORLEANS - Police say a 71-year-old woman was killed when a motorist hit her while she was crossing a street with her walker early Sunday morning. Authorities were searching for the driver of the vehicle who fled the scene. The woman was hit at about 3:25 a.m. Police say... 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 »
  • BR attorney accused of stealing from elderly

    February 13, 2015 2:33 PM

    BATON ROUGE - The St. Martin Parish Sheriff's Office accused a Baton Rouge attorney Friday of stealing several items from an elderly client of his. Members of the U. S. Marshals Task Force arrested 63-year-old Stanley "Stephen" Spring at his law firm Friday. Deputies said an investigation into... more »
  • Woman accused of beating dialysis patient

    February 11, 2015 12:44 PM

    PORT ALLEN - Police in West Baton Rouge Parish asked for the public's help finding a woman who investigators said beat an elderly dialysis patient recently. Port Allen Police said they have an arrest warrant for 47-year-old Alenthea Moore on suspicion of second degree battery. Investigators said last... more »
  • DA: case is one of the most horrendous he's seen Play Video

    December 3, 2014 10:37 PM

    BATON ROUGE - A grand jury indicted a mother and daughter Wednesday for manslaughter after their elderly family member died of neglect inside their home. "I have viewed photographs of the autopsy and it's some of the more horrendous ones I've seen in my 40-year career," East Baton Rouge... more »
  • Charges added in elderly abuse case

    October 4, 2014 10:51 AM

    BATON ROUGE - Baton Rouge Police added charges of manslaughter and obstruction of justice in the case of an elderly relative's death. Joleslie Looney, 53, and Lauren Looney, 17, are suspects in the death of Bessie Looney, 82. Officials say Bessie was found dead in hear wheelchair Monday in... more »
  • Elderly man booked in woman's stabbing death

    July 22, 2014 3:08 AM

    NEW ORLEANS - New Orleans police have arrested a 75-year-old man in the weekend fatal stabbing of a woman. Police arrested Seabon "Tom" Gibson early Monday on a charge of second-degree murder. It was not immediately known if Gibson had an attorney. Police say Gibson confessed to killing his long-time... more »
  • Elderly man dead

    July 20, 2014 7:11 PM

    BATON ROUGE- A 90 year old man died Saturday in the 1500 block of Bay Street near Scenic highway. Investigators say the man and his 87 year old wife were inside their home when an electrical fire happened. Neighbors say they tried to break down the door before... more »
  • Mayor Holden welcomes World Changers volunteers

    July 15, 2014 1:14 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Mayor "Kip" Holden welcomed nearly 200 student volunteers with the World Changers program to the Baton Rouge area on Tuesday with a press conference and a visit to the site where the volunteers will make their contribution. The faith-based World Changers program gives teens a chance... more »

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