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  • 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 check to see if lock exists for regeneration 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 check to see if lock exists for regeneration 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 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 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 »

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