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  • 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 check to see if lock exists for regeneration 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 check to see if lock exists for regeneration 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 »
  • Kids changing the world, helping the elderly visit Baton Rouge check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    July 15, 2014 7:41 AM

    BATON ROUGE - The World Changers are in Baton Rouge this week to fix up the homes of the needy and elderly. Mayor Kip Holden is holding a press conference this morning at 10:00 a.m. to introduce the student volunteers to the community. World Changers is faith-based group that... 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 »
  • World Elder Abuse Awareness Day

    June 15, 2014 8:03 PM

    Baton Rouge- Sunday is World Elder Abuse Awareness Day. The Department of Health and Hospitals has reported that more than 7300 cases involving the elderly and vulnerable adults was reported in Louisiana, last year. " It's very difficult for them to speak out. And sometimes that adult is not... 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 »
  • Siblings caught on camera stealing from elderly woman check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    May 14, 2014 9:38 AM

    TULSA, OK - A pair of siblings are locked-up in Oklahoma after they were busted on camera trying to steal from en elderly woman. The 82-year-old was approached by Sandra Keel in a grocery store. She says Keel told her that they went to church together and preceeded to... more »
  • Texas town shaken by officer shooting 93-year-old

    May 9, 2014 2:12 AM

    HEARNE, TX - Friends say 93-year-old Pearlie Golden still shopped at the grocery store in the small Texas town of Hearne. Now they and Hearne's mayor want the police officer who shot and killed her gone. Texas Rangers are investigating what led to a Hearne police officer fatally shooting Golden... more »
  • Elderly woman, lost with dementia may be driving I-10

    April 24, 2014 9:53 PM

    LAFAYETTE- Authorities here are asking people across the I-10 corridor to be on the look for a 76-year-old woman who may be disoriented and driving around. Hazel Hebert suffers from the onset of dementia and was last seen about 1:30 Thursday afternoon. Her family members discovered she was missing... more »
  • Seniors feel better when they use the Internet

    December 25, 2013 9:03 PM

    BATON ROUGE- The public library provides assistance to seniors who are looking to learn how to use a computer. It's helpful, since a study recently suggested elderly people who know how to use a computer feel better. Researchers believe they lower their risk of depression by 20%. Another... more »
  • Elderly couple dies in crash

    October 10, 2013 11:32 AM

    FERRIDAY - An elderly couple was killed in a three vehicle crash last night in Ferriday. State police say the accident happened around 8:40p.m.on U.S. Highway 84 at Ferriday Drive. 77-year-old Carolyn Smith was driving a pickup that went through the intersection at Highway 84. Two cars... more »
  • Report: La. ranks 2nd worst in nursing home care

    August 16, 2013 9:18 AM

    BATON ROUGE - Louisiana nursing home care ranked second-worst in the nation, failing every staffing measure in a report by Families for Better Care, a nonprofit group whose goal is to improve long-term care. The group scored, ranked and graded states on eight federal quality measures, such as the average... more »
  • Jindal administration draining elderly trust fund

    July 10, 2013 2:35 PM

    BATON ROUGE- To cope with budget troubles, Gov. Bobby Jindal's administration has steadily depleted a trust fund for elderly services created with an infusion of federal cash a decade ago. When Jindal took office, the Medicaid Trust Fund for the Elderly contained more than $830 million. Today, the balance has... more »
  • Deputies: Teens burglarize Bayou Corne homes evacuated by owners check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    July 9, 2013 9:46 PM

    BAYOU CORNE - Two teens got locked-up and the Assumption Parish Sheriff says they targeted the elderly. "These are two knuckleheads that really deserve to stay in jail a really long time," Sheriff Mike Waguespack said. "In this situation, neighbor should be looking out for neighbors but these neighbors... more »
  • 92-year-old attacked, killed inside home

    April 23, 2013 8:42 PM

    NEW ROADS- Sheriffs deputies are investigating a homicide, where an elderly woman was beaten to death inside her home. Family members found Buelleur Morris, 92, Tuesday. Investigators are not sure when she was attacked. Sheriff "Bud" Torres said his deputies are working to solve the case and are... more »
  • More elderly drivers involved in fatal crashes

    March 1, 2013 10:20 AM

    BATON ROUGE - New data shows the highway can be a deadly place for older drivers in Louisiana. State highway safety leaders say despite the fact older drivers drive less than other demographics, their death rates are higher in car accidents. Preliminary figures from last year show that... more »
  • Flu shot did poor job against worst bug in seniors

    February 21, 2013 11:08 AM

    ATLANTA- Health officials say this season's flu shot is only 9 percent effective in protecting seniors against the most common and dangerous flu bug. Flu vaccine tends to protect younger people better than older ones and is never 100 percent effective. But experts say the preliminary results released Thursday are... more »
  • Elderly couple found dead in apparent Bossier City murder-suicide

    January 28, 2013 7:49 PM

    BOSSIER CITY, La. - Bossier City Police are investigating an apparent murder-suicide involving an elderly couple. Bossier City spokesman Mark Natale says authorities responded to the home of the couple - both in their 80s - about 10 a.m. Monday after a relative stopped by and found the man and... more »
  • Man escapes fire, explosions at his home check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    January 18, 2013 10:45 AM

    ST. AMANT - Firefighters said an elderly man awoken by a fire blowing up bottles of oxygen managed to crawl to safety early this morning. Members of the St. Amant Volunteer Fire Department were called to the home on Brignac Road around 4 a.m. Assistant Chief Derek LeBlanc said... more »
  • Man booked for raping elderly woman

    January 8, 2013 9:58 AM

    MARRERO - Jefferson Parish sheriff's deputies say an 83-year-old woman was raped in her Marrero home after she interrupted a burglary. Deputies arrested a suspect, 51-year-old Kenneth Adams, and booked him with aggravated rape, aggravated burglary, simple robbery, resisting an officer, battery on a police officer, possession of drug... more »
  • Fiscal cliff threatens federal aid for home heat

    December 12, 2012 1:37 PM

    PORTLAND, Maine - Poor and elderly Americans who rely on aid from the federal government to heat their homes stand to get less help this year if Congress and the White House fail to figure out a way to avoid the combination of tax increases and automatic spending cuts known... more »
  • Deputies find woman in submerged car

    December 10, 2012 6:05 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Deputies retrieved a woman's body from a vehicle which drove off into a canal near the Mall of Louisiana this afternoon. The sheriff's office released that information shortly before 6 p.m., four-and-a-half hours after the car reportedly drove off a frontage road and into the canal.... more »
  • Elderly woman pistol-whipped in Carolina Street home check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    July 5, 2012 5:53 PM

    BATON ROUGE- Police are looking for two men, accused of robbing an elderly woman in her own home. Detectives say one man duct-taped the 72-year-old's mouth while another ransacked the house on Carolina Street around 4 a.m. Wednesday. The woman says the masked men took off after they... more »
  • National strategy to fight Alzheimer's

    May 15, 2012 11:25 AM

    WASHINGTON- The Obama administration is declaring Alzheimer's one of the country's biggest health challenges. It's adopting a national strategy that sets the clock ticking toward better treatments by 2025 -- while offering help for suffering families today. A new website will provide families with information about dementia and where to... more »
  • Burglars busted by "armed" granny

    May 1, 2012 4:42 PM

    MARION - An elderly Ohio woman says a hidden medical alert device saved her from a violent home break-in. Police say two teens broke into 93-year-old Ruby Snyder's Marion home early this morning. They reportedly tied her up and threatened to kill her. Snyder had a medical... more »
  • Elderly woman beats assailant with shoe

    March 6, 2012 2:28 PM

    BAYOU BLACK, La.- A would-be assailant who tried to attack a 74-year-old Bayou Black man with a pellet gun got more than he bargained for. The ski-mask-clad man attacked Thomas Lumbley as he was leaving his home Sunday night. As Lumbley struggled with the attacker, his wife, Clara, called 911... more »
  • BRPD: Fake cable workers burglarizing homes check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    January 13, 2012 1:12 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Baton Rouge detectives need your help tracking down two thieves who reportedly impersonate fiber optic cable workers or Entergy workers, then steal from the homes they visit. One suspect is described as a 25 to 35-year-old white male weighing 160 to 170 lbs. wearing a worn... more »
  • Council: Scam crews claim FEMA requires sandbags

    May 26, 2011 8:38 AM

    HOUMA- The Terrebonne Parish Consolidated Government says private work crews in the Gibson area have been telling elderly residents they have to sandbag their homes to get federal disaster relief. A statement on the government's website says that's false, and people should call the sheriff's office if they're approached by... more »
  • 2 people arrested in death of elderly woman

    February 12, 2011 3:12 PM

    ST. ROSE, La.- Two people have been arrested in connection with a fire that killed an 88-year-old St. Rose woman. The St. Charles Parish sheriff says 32-year-old Toby Beasley, of Hahnville, and Janna Firman, 34, of Picayune, Miss., were jailed in Friday's death of Ophelia Shepard. Investigators say... more »
  • Man accused of beating his elderly father

    January 15, 2011 4:51 PM

    HAMMOND, La.- Tangipahoa Parish Sheriff's Deputies arrested 32-year-old Dominick Joseph Richard, of Gretna, La., for beating his elderly father in November. Investigators say Richard beat his father because he wouldn't give him money to purchase narcotics. Richard hit his father in the head, knocking him unconscious, according to... more »
  • Volunteers, bishop serve Christmas meal to those in need

    December 25, 2010 10:45 AM

    BATON ROUGE Volunteers and Bishop Muench will serve a Christmas meal to hundreds of people in need today. Lunch will be served from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the St. Vincent de Paul dining room. The dining room is located at 220 St. Vincent de Paul Place. ... more »
  • Extra steps taken to keep elderly warm in EBR

    December 13, 2010 5:10 PM

    BATON ROUGE- Extra steps were taken today to make sure the elderly stay warm as the forecast temperature dips into the mid 20's this evening. Heaters were passed out to the elderly in need, and at the East Baton Rouge Parish Council on Aging workers made sure the elderly... more »
  • Woman rescued from filthy shed last month dies

    November 19, 2010 7:21 AM

    BAYOU BLUE - A 69-year-old woman who was hospitalized last month after Lafourche Parish authorities found her living in filthy conditions has died. Faye Miller died less than three weeks after she was released from a specialized care facility in Gretna. The cause of death is under investigation. Miller was... more »
  • Woman accused of neglecting elderly relative

    October 30, 2010 12:21 PM

    Lafourche Parish sheriff's deputies say a 30-year-old woman was arrested on charges of cruelty to the infirm after she allegedly left a relative - an elderly woman - to live in a shed filthy with human waste. April Johnson was booked Thursday into the parish jail, where she's being... more »
  • Woman booked with cruelty to elderly relative

    October 29, 2010 7:37 AM

    BAYOU BLUE, LA - A 30-year-old Bayou Blue woman arrested was booked with cruelty to the infirmed. April Johnson's arrest comes after deputies called to a house last month found a 69-year-old woman living in a filthy 10-foot by 16-foot wooden shed attached to the home. Lafourche Parish deputies said... more »
  • Elderly man found shot to death in car

    October 17, 2010 1:49 PM

    The New Orleans Police Department is investigating the death of a 77-year-old man whose body was found Sunday in a car. Investigators say the man was found shot to death inside of a white four door Ford Crown Victoria around 7:10 a.m. The man was pronounced dead at the scene... more »
  • Pontchatoula man accused of abusing elderly father

    August 31, 2010 11:53 AM

    A Ponchatoula man has been arrested in suspicion of abusing his elderly father, according to authorities. The Tangipahoa Parish Sheriff's Office arrested 47-year-old Jack Bennett, Jr., on Monday for charges of cruelty to the infirm. Sheriff Daniel Edwards said in a press release that their investigation began when an anonymous... more »
  • Suspect arrested in death of Keithville man

    July 28, 2010 8:18 AM

    Update: Caddo Parish sheriff's deputies have arrested 26-year-old Erick Crain for the first-degree murder of 73-year-old Ernest Luttrell. An elderly Keithville man was shot and killed during an apparent robbery at his home. Ernest Luttrell was found dead inside his home just before noon Sunday. Caddo Parish deputies sheriff's... more »
  • Elderly Keithville man killed during robbery

    July 26, 2010 6:58 AM

    An elderly Keithville man was shot and killed during an apparent robbery at his home. Ernest Luttrell was found dead inside his home just before noon Sunday. Caddo Parish deputies sheriff's deputies say Luttrell had been shot at least once, and his wife found his body when she returned home... more »
  • Co-workers provide heat relief

    July 8, 2010 10:09 PM

    The summer heat is starting to sizzle, which can be dangerous, especially for the elderly. Tonight, News 2’s Sylvia Weatherspoon found out how employees at the Louisiana Housing Finance Agency are providing some heat relief to make a difference. more »
  • Man accused of robbing elderly victim arrested

    April 22, 2010 2:48 PM

    A man wanted for robbing an elderly male of his money in Ascension Parish, is now under arrest. Authorities say James L. Henry Jr., AKA "Manny Phoo", walked up to the victim in the rail road pedestrian tunnel off Division Street and demanded money. Henry allegedly then punched... more »
  • 3 men charged with break-in

    April 14, 2010 7:38 AM

    Three men have been arrested after they allegedly forced their way into a 78-year-old woman's home and demanded she give them money. Lafourche Parish deputies say the three men allegedly entered into the Raceland home as the woman was entering with groceries. Eighteen-year-old Yendis Bourda, 20-year-old Calvin Price Jr. and... more »
  • Burglary suspects caught when vehicle gets stuck in mud

    March 1, 2010 10:23 PM

    Update: When an elderly woman called 911 to report that her home was being robbed, one of the alleged burglars took the phone and tried to plead his case, saying the woman reminded him of his grandmother. The two alleged burglars got their getaway vehicle stuck in the mud over... more »
  • Burglary suspects caught when vehicle gets stuck in mud

    March 1, 2010 1:34 PM

    Two alleged burglars got their getaway vehicle stuck in the mud over the weekend in Livingston Parish, leading to their arrests. Livingston Parish Sheriff's Office officials say Kip O. Bryant, 41, and Theron Hadley, 27, both of Baton Rouge, broke into an elderly woman's house Saturday afternoon by kicking... more »
  • Elderly Monroe couple found dead

    February 16, 2010 2:41 PM

    Monroe Police are investigating possible homicides on the city's northside. They say an elderly couple was found shot to death in their bedroom. The victims were identified as 88-year-old Edgar P. Chapman and 77-year-old Agnes G. Chapman. A third person in the home was taken to the police... more »
  • New program helps elderly avoid nursing homes

    November 16, 2009 7:04 AM

    A new program is available in East Baton Rouge and surrounding parishes to help match people with community services so they can stay out of nursing homes. The idea is to help people find the support they need before they deplete their savings. The federally funded pilot program "Louisiana Answers... more »
  • Pennington gets grant to study exercise, elderly

    November 6, 2009 10:34 AM

    The Pennington Biomedical Research Center in Baton Rouge is receiving about $6 million to study the effects of exercise that prevents elderly people from losing the ability to walk. The National Institute on Aging awarded $29.5 million to several institutions, about one-fifth to Pennington during the next two years... more »
  • Kenner woman dies in house fire

    September 30, 2009 9:29 AM

    Kenner firefighters investigated a house fire Tuesday that killed a 70-year old Sue Robichaux who was found in the kitchen of her home. Fire Chief John Hellmers said Robichaux died at the scene. more »

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