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  • Police have questions after sister kills brother

    March 19, 2014 10:59 PM

    AMITE- Police spent Wednesday evening questioning a 63-year-old woman who they said killed her brother after while he grilled in his backyard. Alfred Hill, 62, was shot and killed in the 100 block of South Second Street. His nephew stopped a police officer driving through the neighborhood and reported... more »
  • Mom wanted for letting kids skip 137 school days Play Video

    February 12, 2014 6:29 PM

    BATON ROUGE- Police are looking for a woman who they said let her kids skip a combined 137 days of school this year. Kenyetta Criss, 33, is accused of letting her 8-year old and 11-year old children miss at least 60 days of school each without excuses. The... more »
  • Dad dies from father-son brawl

    January 8, 2014 8:46 PM

    BATON ROUGE - A father died in the hospital a week after suffering injuries in a fight with his son. Baton Rouge Police said 53-year-old Michael Taylor, Sr., died Tuesday night. According to investigators, his son struck him in the head with a blunt object a week earlier during... more »
  • Christmas miracle born on the side of the road Play Video

    December 23, 2013 10:30 PM

    BATON ROUGE - A couple calls their new baby a Christmas miracle after she was delivered, two months early, in the back of their car this weekend. "Everybody asked me what I wanted," said Lakin Miller. "I got what I wanted, she's right here with me." Miller... more »
  • La. troops return home from Kuwait Play Video

    December 16, 2013 2:41 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Christmas has come early for a number of local military families. This morning members of the 922nd Horizontal Engineer Company of the Louisiana National Guard touched down at Baton Rouge Metro Airport. They've been in Kuwait for ten months in support of Operation Enduring Freedom, conducting... more »
  • Family of 9 loses everything before Christmas Play Video

    December 9, 2013 6:24 PM

    BATON ROUGE - A family of nine is holding strong after a fire destroyed their home over the weekend. Shanita Johnson, her husband and seven kids made it out of their Blake Street home as it burned early Sunday morning. "We got out the house, and that was... more »
  • Police looking for Family Dollar burglar

    December 3, 2013 11:29 AM

    BATON ROUGE - Police in Baton Rouge are trying to identify the burglar of Family Dollar store. Police say the suspect threw a rock through the window of the store on Highland Road around 3:30am on November 29. The suspect was later seen on surveillance video running south... more »
  • Family's story brings help for cold nights Play Video

    November 13, 2013 6:23 PM

    BATON ROUGE- A family in Old South Baton Rouge will sleep a little warmer tonight following a News 2 story about their situation. Daphne Brooks and her three children had to move after their home burned down, and she didn't have the money to heat their new home properly.... more »
  • 3 bodies of missing family members found

    November 5, 2013 2:33 PM

    JACKSON, Miss. - The bodies of three people believed to be members of a missing Mississippi family have been found in Copiah County south of Jackson. Coroner Ellis Stewart says the bodies were found in an abandoned house off, about a mile from where the family's vehicle was found Saturday.... more »
  • La. family takes murder story to Dr. Phil Play Video

    October 15, 2013 10:37 PM

    BALDWIN- A family's feud over the patriarch's death received national exposure on the "Dr. Phil" show Tuesday. Glenn Lemoine's daughters believe their mother and brother know something about his death in 2010. Lemoine was found in a canal in St. Mary Parish. His car was abandoned on a road... more »
  • It's the best obituary ever written

    October 2, 2013 9:57 PM

    GULFPORT- It's possibly the best obituary ever written, it's just a shame that it's catching attention after so much time has passed since the man's death in March. But, one thing is for sure, Harry Weathersby Stamps, a ladies' man according to the writing, would have been very interested in... more »
  • Fire station to be named after volunteer who died at plant

    September 4, 2013 10:49 PM

    DONALDSONVILLE- Next week, a fire station here will be renamed to honor a volunteer firefighter who was killed in an explosion at a plant earlier this summer. Rocky Morris died when a pipe ruptured at C.F. Industries. He worked at the plant and also fought fires through the McCall... more »
  • Broussard family mourns the loss of their son Play Video

    August 29, 2013 6:34 PM

    GEISMAR - The Broussard family mourns the loss of their son, Christopher. He went missing early Tuesday morning and was found dead Wednesday night by baton Rouge Police. His truck went off the side of the road on LA-80. Chris's mother released this statement to us: "The family... more »
  • Deputies: 8-year-old shot grandmother after playing video game Play Video

    August 23, 2013 3:28 PM

    SLAUGHTER - Sheriff's deputies said Friday afternoon, an eight-year-old intentionally shot his grandmother in the back of the head minutes after playing the video game "Grand Theft Auto IV." Investigators said the child, who was not identified, shot Marie Smothers while she watched TV. Smothers, 90, was the child's... more »
  • Shreveport employee to get back wages from T.G.I. Fridays

    August 8, 2013 11:40 AM

    WASHINGTON - The Labor Department's Wage and Hour Division says T.G.I. Fridays has agreed to change its leave policy to be in compliance with the Family and Medical Leave Act. The company has also agreed to correct violations found during an investigation of one of its restaurants in Shreveport, and... more »
  • Three generations share same birthday Play Video

    July 31, 2013 10:52 PM

    BATON ROUGE- The Bennett family will celebrate July 30th for years. Three generations share the same birthday and also share the same number of years between each other's date-of-birth. "I am exactly 28 years older than Codey. Codey is exactly 28 years older than Ainsley Claire," said grandfather Harvey... more »
  • Family of seven killed in crash protest sentencing

    July 23, 2013 10:56 AM

    CLINTON - Family members of seven people killed by a drunken driver in Slaughter rallied outside the Clinton courthouse today, where they will finally get to review a pre-sentence report for Brett Gerald. The family members held signs claiming judicial racism on the part of the judge in the... more »
  • Police looking for Family Dollar robber

    July 17, 2013 11:38 AM

    BATON ROUGE - Baton Rouge Police Detectives are attempting to identify the individual seen on surveillance cameras robbing a Family Dollar Store. The store at 6832 Florida Blvd was robbed on July 13 around 6:50pm. Police say the suspect walked into the store, demanded money from the employee while... more »
  • Families feuding after baby's killing Play Video

    June 28, 2013 10:23 PM

    BATON ROUGE - A fight for justice over the death of an eleventh-month child has turned into a war of words between family members. Aaliyah Heard died after a severe blow to the head. Aaliyah's father, Larry Leflore, 26, is charged with first degree murder. Aaliyah's mother, Ashley Heard,... more »
  • Plant worker remembered for loyalty, helping others Play Video

    June 18, 2013 10:36 PM

    DONALDSONVILLE - A man killed in a chemical plant accident last week, will live on, in the form of life-saving technology. Ronald "Rocky" Morris died Friday evening at CF Industries, when a pipe carrying nitrogen, ruptured. He'd been at the job for over three decades, as part of the... more »
  • What's family for?

    June 10, 2013 7:45 PM

    WASHINGTON- A senior Energy Department official was actively involved in getting summer jobs for his three college-aged kids, according to an internal investigation. The actions appear to violate federal rules that bar officials from securing government jobs for relatives. The Energy Department Inspector General's report does not name the official... more »
  • EXCLUSIVE VIDEO: Missing man reunited with mother Play Video

    June 3, 2013 9:28 PM

    DENHAM SPRINGS - A man with medical disabilities is back with his family after days on the streets by himself. Blake Speed left his grandmother's home Saturday after he told family members he wanted to see his father who is getting bone marrow treatments at MD Anderson Cancer Center... more »
  • EXCLUSIVE: Boy thanks hero stranger for saving his life Play Video

    May 28, 2013 10:28 PM

    BATON ROUGE - A man is getting nothing but thanks from a family they call a hero. Saturday, Sherman Jackson saved two unresponsive boys from the Dove Creek Apartment pool in Baton Rouge. After he told News 2 his emotional rescue story Monday , the people he saved... more »
  • Family loses everything in fire Play Video

    May 16, 2013 3:17 PM

    ST. AMANT - A knocked-over candle cost a family everything they had in a house fire, according to the St. Amant Fire Department. "The power went out between midnight and one. My husband left for work he had lit candles when the power went out. One of them got... more »
  • Bond increased for suspect in family attack Play Video

    May 15, 2013 12:55 PM

    BATON ROUGE - A judge increased the bond for a man accused in an attack this past weekend in which police say he told the victim they were in the "wrong neighborhood." Judge Lou Daniel increased the bond for Donald Dickerson to $55,000 after he was given an additional... more »
  • Victims' family outraged after killer's sentence cut in half Play Video

    May 14, 2013 3:45 PM

    CLINTON- Family members of seven victims killed in a crash one year ago in Slaughter expressed outrage today, after a Judge reduced the sentence for Brett Gerald in half. The ruling was made after the Judge reviewed a recent state Supreme Court ruling which classifies vehicular homicide as a... more »
  • Family attacked, told they were in the "wrong neighborhood"

    May 13, 2013 5:29 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Police arrested one man and issued two misdemeanor summons after they said a family was attacked at a Baton Rouge gas station this weekend and told they were in the "wrong neighborhood." Cpl. Tommy Stubbs said Baton Rouge Police arrested Donald Dickerson on suspicion of second-degree... more »
  • APSO: Missing girl found, returned to family

    May 1, 2013 3:39 PM

    GONZALES - Deputies said a girl reported missing in Ascension Parish has been found safe. Major Kevin Hanna said investigators located 16-year-old Allisyn Bracy today and returned her to her parents. Deputies said Bracy was found around noon by detectives who were investigating her disappearance, and they said... more »
  • Detectives looking for missing teen Play Video

    April 30, 2013 5:55 PM

    GONZALES - The Ascension Parish Sheriff's Office is searching for 16-year-old Allisyn Bracy. She was last seen April 28 at her home in Gonzales. Detectives believe Bracy is in Donaldsonville, after her family received text messages from her phone. To her family, Bracy is a normal, happy kid.... more »
  • Definition of family declared unconstitutional Play Video

    April 25, 2013 6:16 PM

    BATON ROUGE - District Court Judge Janice Clark declared the East Baton Rouge Parish's definition of family unconstitutional. Before today, three or more unrelated people could not live together in neighborhoods zoned for single-family housing. Since 1954, East Baton Rouge's Unified Development Code has defined family as "an individual... more »
  • Judge declares BR family law unconstitutional

    April 25, 2013 1:39 PM

    BATON ROUGE - The definition of family, as spelled out by the City of Baton Rouge, is unconstitutional according to District Court Judge Janice Clark. Under the law, 3 or more unrelated people could not live together in neighborhoods zoned for single family. Judge Clark ruled that definition... more »
  • Family history and heart disease Play Video

    April 3, 2013 4:19 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Family history is a major risk factor when it comes to heart disease, and not paying attention to it led to tragedy for one family. Toja Myles' grandmother, mother, and aunt all have a history of heart disease. So when she started having strange symptoms in... more »
  • Quick action from firefighters saves home

    April 1, 2013 10:33 AM

    BATON ROUGE - Firefighters in Baton Rouge said quick response helped them save a family home after an electrical fire this morning. Curt Monte with Baton Rouge Fire said it happened at 10746 Red Oak around 8:30 Monday morning. Investigators believe an electrical malfunction in a storage room started... more »
  • Smoke detectors save family in St. Amant

    March 28, 2013 2:25 PM

    St. Amant - Smoke Detectors, along with quick response by local Ascension Firefighters saved a young girl from a house fire Thursday morning in St. Amant. When firefighters arrived at the home at 11:46 a.m., they found flames coming out of a bedroom the 11-year-old girl was sleeping in.... more »
  • Family dogs die in space heater fire

    February 28, 2013 10:49 AM

    BATON ROUGE - Firefighters said a space heater burned a home down and killed two of the resident's dogs this morning in Baton Rouge. Curt Monte with the Baton Rouge Fired Department said the home on Erie Street was a total loss, and the residents weren't hurt in the... more »
  • Instincts save family during fire Play Video

    February 25, 2013 10:35 PM

    BATON ROUGE - A family is out of their River Bend home tonight after lightning set fire their attic. Pete Bush says, "It all happened very quick, between the boom and the smell, and the opening of the attic, you're talking about 3-4 minutes." Lightning struck the chimney,... more »
  • Ky. inmate charged with threatening Obama family

    February 21, 2013 8:35 AM

    LOUISVILLE, Ky. - A Kentucky inmate is facing federal charges, accused of writing letters threatening the life of President Barack Obama, the first lady and their two daughters. A grand jury in Louisville on Wednesday charged Kentucky State Penitentiary Anthony D. Holliman with threatening the president and a second count... more »
  • Manning: Glad Super Bowl focus on another family

    January 28, 2013 6:38 PM

    NEW ORLEANS - Archie Manning, patriarch of the NFL's best-known quarterbacking clan, says he's glad the Super Bowl focus is on another family this week. Manning has practically been a fixture at the big game in recent years. Sons Peyton and Eli Manning have won three of the last six... more »
  • Hundreds mourn slain family at Albuquerque vigil

    January 24, 2013 2:57 AM

    ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. - An estimated 2,000 people turned out Wednesday night for a prayer vigil for a New Mexico family found slain over the weekend. The vigil was held at the Calvary Albuquerque church where victim Greg Griego was a pastor. A security official says 15-year-old Nehemiah Griego spent... more »
  • Displaced family enjoys Christmas

    December 25, 2012 5:28 PM

    BATON ROUGE - It was a Christmas miracle for one family at Greater Mt. Canaan Baptist Church. Earlier this month, Mary Parker's house caught fire in the middle of the night. Everyone in the home escaped unharmed, but the fire left nothing. Parker, known for welcoming anyone and everyone... more »
  • Family relay reports from kids about Conn. shooting

    December 14, 2012 12:55 PM

    NEWTOWN, Conn. - Family members are relaying what children told them about the shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Connecticut. Stephen Delgiadice says his 8-year-old daughter heard two big bangs and teachers told her to get in a corner. His daughter is fine. He says the shooting is... more »
  • 2 women plead guilty to SNAP fraud

    December 7, 2012 12:35 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Officials say an investigation by the Louisiana Department of Children and Family Services' Fraud and Recovery Unit has led to two women pleading guilty to receiving nearly $30,000 in ineligible Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program benefits. Officials say Katrina Howard of Winnsboro illegally obtained benefits from April 2008... more »
  • Family of slain girlfriend breaks their silence

    December 3, 2012 2:34 PM

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. - The family of the woman shot and killed by Kansas City Chiefs linebacker Jovan Belcher this weekend says they are broken-hearted. Police say Belcher shot and killed his 22-year-old girlfriend, Kasandra Perkins, at their Kansas City home Saturday before driving to Arrowhead Stadium, where Belcher committed... more »
  • Baton Rouge restaurants open for Thanksgiving Play Video

    November 22, 2012 3:44 PM

    BATON ROUGE- Stores are not the only ones opening up early for Black Friday. Many restaurants are also expecting big crowds for Thanksgiving. Turkey and dressing is being replaced by things like sushi and soy sauce in places like Nagoya Restaurant. It is one of several eateries along Sherwood... more »
  • High prison call costs, burden to families

    November 15, 2012 6:09 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Offenders in prison, no matter what the crime, are allowed to make phone calls. Most of those calls are made to family. The outgoing cost is expensive, and some families are struggling to pay the bills. "The burden, really isn't on the prisoner," said Geraldine... more »
  • Former truancy center making a difference in more than just kids' lives Play Video

    November 14, 2012 5:16 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Since officially opening in September, the Family and Youth Service Center deals with more than just kids skipping school. Formerly called the East Baton Rouge Parish Truancy Center, FYSC welcomes parents and provides a link with law enforcement. Dozens of parents attend classes and meet... more »
  • State deploys DCFS team to NJ to help with Sandy

    November 13, 2012 3:37 PM

    BATON ROUGE - A team of three emergency responders from the Louisiana Department of Children and Family Services has traveled to New Jersey to help officials there with their sheltering mission following Hurricane Sandy. The team will remain in New Jersey to provide technical support and advice as long as... more »
  • Connor Neighbors follows his own path to LSU

    November 2, 2012 5:12 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Connor Neighbors could've followed his grandfather, his father, his brother. That's what everyone expected. That would've been the comfortable thing to do. Instead, Neighbors wanted to leave his own mark. So, a family that is firmly associated with Alabama will have split loyalties when the top-ranked Crimson... more »
  • Baker family loses everything to fire

    October 8, 2012 10:44 AM

    BAKER- A fire in Baker this weekend left five adults and two children homeless. The fire happened Sunday in the 3600 block of Harding Street. Firefighters said it started in a shed, then spread to the house. The fire destroyed the buildings, as well as two cars on... more »
  • Deputy Brandon Nielsen remembered Play Video

    August 21, 2012 6:17 PM

    LAPLACE- One day before friends and family prepare to say their final goodbyes to Deputy Brandon Nielsen, the man known for his skills on the street and his prowess on a motorcycle is being remembered. "He wanted to make sure he was the best at what he could do,... more »
  • Shunick family says they can begin healing process

    August 10, 2012 9:43 AM

    LAFAYETTE - The family of a university student who went missing in May say they can finally begin to grieve after police positively identified a body they found earlier this week. Police say the body discovered in Evangeline Parish was that of Michaela "Mickey" Shunick. Her family said Friday they... more »
  • DHH highlights benefits of breastfeeding

    August 1, 2012 3:02 PM

    BATON ROUGE - The Department of Health and Hospitals released a number of reasons why more mothers in Louisiana should breastfeed their children as part of National Breastfeeding Month awareness. According to DHH, Louisiana's rate of infants who are ever breastfed is 53.5 percent, well below the national average... more »
  • Paterno family says sanctions defame his legacy

    July 23, 2012 12:59 PM

    INDIANAPOLIS - The family of Hall of Fame football coach Joe Paterno says the NCAA's sanctions defame his legacy and are a panicked response to the scandal that led to them. The statement was released Monday by Paterno's family. It says President Rodney Erickson, acting Athletic Director David Joyner and... more »
  • Family of Colo. shooting suspect to make statement

    July 23, 2012 12:45 PM

    SAN DIEGO - A lawyer representing family members of the suspect in the Colorado mass shooting plans to hold a news conference Monday in San Diego. Lisa Damiani plans to meet reporters at 1 p.m. Pacific time. She's representing the family of 24-year-old James Holmes, who made his first court... more »
  • Baton Rouge teen injured in Colo. movie shooting

    July 20, 2012 11:27 AM

    BATON ROUGE - A Baton Rouge teen was among the people shot and injured in a Colorado movie theater, according to friends of her family. Bonnie Kate Pourciau was shot in the knee while at the midnight premiere of "The Dark Knight Rises" in Aurora, Colo., according to multiple... more »
  • US panel: Improve child custody rules for military

    July 18, 2012 3:54 PM

    NASHVILLE, Tenn. - A national legal panel that works to standardize state laws is looking to simplify child custody rules for military service members, whose frequent deployments can leave them without clear legal recourse when family disputes erupt. The Uniform Law Commission is a group of some 350 attorneys appointed... more »
  • UL Lafayette gay studies minor under fire

    July 13, 2012 11:52 AM

    LAFAYETTE - The head of a prominent conservative Christian group in Louisiana is critical of the University of Louisiana-Lafayette for offering a new minor in lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender studies. The Advocate reports that the area of study was first offered in the spring. Louisiana Family Forum President Gene... more »
  • Government Street murder second for family Play Video

    July 10, 2012 6:06 PM

    BATON ROUGE- A family is reeling after a second member was murdered in less than three weeks. Muntaser Zarrouq, 32, was shot and killed in front of Jim and Lu's Food Mart on Government Street just after 8 p.m. Monday night. His cousin, Zaharan Abuawwad, was killed in June... more »
  • Alabama city apologizes to slain man's family

    June 20, 2012 7:06 AM

    MONTGOMERY, Ala. - The Montgomery City Council has expressed "sorrow, profound shock, dismay and regret" to the family of a man who was wrongly killed by a city police officer almost 37 years ago. The council on Tuesday night unanimously passed a resolution saying members "recognize the grief, pain and... more »
  • Manson family member seeks parole after 40 years

    June 13, 2012 6:44 AM

    LOS ANGELES - A former Charles Manson follower who was on the brink of release from prison two years ago before then-Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger intervened is scheduled to go before another parole board panel. Bruce Davis was not involved in the infamous murders by Manson followers of actress Sharon Tate... more »
  • Family of 6 killed in plane crash in Fla. swamp

    June 8, 2012 2:56 AM

    LAKE WALES, Fla. - Authorities say a Kansas businessman, his wife and their four children were killed when their small plane crashed into a swampy area of central Florida. The Polk County Sheriff's office says the plane went down Thursday in Tiger Creek Preserve. A news release says 45-year-old Ronald... more »
  • Concert held for family lost in crash Play Video

    June 7, 2012 10:15 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Five from one family dead, a sixth also killed last week. Last night, a church in Baton Rouge was filled with people paying tribute to them. The standing room only crowd was filled with friends that Reverend John Gaines never even knew he had. ... more »
  • Conservative group asks for video poker bill veto

    June 5, 2012 4:26 PM

    BATON ROUGE - The conservative Louisiana Family Forum is asking Gov. Bobby Jindal to veto three bills that tweak the state's video poker laws. In a letter sent to the governor, Family Forum leader Gene Mills says the changes would deregulate video poker. One measure, sponsored by Republican Sen. Danny... more »
  • Queen's husband in hospital with bladder infection

    June 4, 2012 11:12 AM

    LONDON- Buckingham Palace says Prince Philip, husband of Queen Elizabeth II, has been hospitalized with a bladder infection. Monday's announcement comes as the U.K. is celebrating the queen's Diamond Jubilee. On Sunday, Prince Philip joined the queen and senior royals on the River Thames in cold and blustery weather for... more »
  • Grandfather: Donating teen's organs after fatal wreck was "God's will" Play Video

    June 3, 2012 8:32 PM

    BATON ROUGE- Sunday night, Willie Gaines' organs were donated. The 15-year-old died following the wreck that killed 5 others earlier this week. The crash claimed the lives of his mother, grandmother, 2 siblings and a family friend. His brother is still fighting for his life. Willie's, grandfather, Reverend... more »
  • US concerned about blind Chinese activist's family

    May 10, 2012 1:37 PM

    WASHINGTON - The U.S. says it's concerned about reports of reprisals against the family of a blind Chinese activist who escaped house arrest last month. State Department spokeswoman Victoria Nuland says U.S. and Chinese officials have spoken about the "concerning" reports. Washington seeks more information from Beijing. After fleeing, Chen... more »
  • Family sues state in intersection hazard

    April 18, 2012 7:42 AM

    PORT ALLEN - Relatives of three people killed in a wreck at an intersection described by Addis residents as dangerous have filed suit against the state Department of Transportation and Development. The lawsuit filed Tuesday says state engineers had evidence the crossing was unsafe but failed to address it in... more »
  • Family says they were attacked by mother accused of killing 2-month-old

    April 10, 2012 9:50 PM

    ZACHARY- Events leading up to the discovery of a dead 2-month-old boy are still developing. Sabrina Maiden was arrested Tuesday afternoon accused of murdering her child, Prince Javeion Brown. He was found dead in a puddle of water, in a ditch, Tuesday morning. Authorities say she left him there... more »
  • Jury chosen in Hudson family murder trial

    April 10, 2012 2:38 PM

    CHICAGO- A full jury and six alternates have been selected at the trial of a man accused of killing three members of Oscar winner Jennifer Hudson's family. The last four panelists were chosen Tuesday, the second day of one-by-one questioning of would-be jurors. Fourteen were picked Monday. Those who... more »
  • Jury selection in Hudson family murder trial

    April 9, 2012 7:49 AM

    CHICAGO - A judge will question potential jurors as jury selection begins in earnest at the Chicago trial of a man accused of murdering the mother, brother and 7-year-old nephew of singer and Oscar-winning actress Jennifer Hudson. Selecting 12 jurors able to set aside sympathy for the star in assessing... more »
  • Military Family Assistance Fund may expand

    March 7, 2012 5:33 PM

    BATON ROUGE - The State Legislature will consider a proposal to expand the Military Family Assistance Fund. The proposal will allow more members of the Louisiana National Guard, Louisiana Military Reserves and their family members to qualify for funding. Those who qualify today must have incurred a financial hardship caused... more »
  • 3 family members slain in Mississippi home

    March 3, 2012 12:30 PM

    PRENTISS, Miss - Authorities are investigating the killings of three family members in their rural southern Mississippi home. The bodies of 80-year-old Arvin Smith, 74-year-old Maxine Smith and their 48-year-old son Roland Smith were discovered early Friday. Jefferson Davis County Chief Investigator John Wayne Tolar says that some suspects are... more »
  • Mobile home fire displaces Baton Rouge family

    January 18, 2012 2:36 PM

    Baton Rouge - Firefighters said an electrical malfunction in the kitchen is to blame for a mobile home fire in Baton Rouge Wednesday morning. It happened just after 11 a.m. in the 3500 block of Victoria. The fire destroyed the kitchen and the living room of the home, according... more »
  • Volunteer projects pay off for victims of fire in Ascension Play Video

    January 16, 2012 10:46 PM

    GONZALES- A family of 12 put out by a fire Sunday morning is safe tonight in a temporary home built by volunteers. The family narrowly escaped an explosion at their trailer in Gonzales. One family member was burned when the oxygen machine he was using went up in flames.... more »
  • Electrical fire destroys family's home

    January 11, 2012 12:12 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Firefighters fought and controlled a fire within minutes on Eaton Street Wednesday, but the damage will leave a family of six homeless. The fire started around 10:30 a.m. Wednesday at 3739 Eaton St. while the occupants were out. Upon return, flames were seen coming out... more »
  • Family to sue owner of bus where FAMU student died

    January 10, 2012 8:21 AM

    ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) - The family of a Florida A&M band member who died after a hazing ritual last November will sue the company that owns the bus where it took place. Robert Champion's parents and their attorney told The Associated Press the bus company's negligence contributed to his death.... more »
  • Smoke alarm saves family in morning house fire

    January 5, 2012 6:39 AM

    BATON ROUGE - A smoke detector played a role in saving the lives of a family after their home caught on fire. Firefighters were called out to the home, located in the 900 block of Timberside Drive shortly after 3:00 this morning. Officials say one of the residents... more »
  • Folks make NYE family friendly

    December 31, 2011 7:00 PM

    BATON ROUGE- It's almost time to say good-bye to 2011. And for some parents, partying on New Years Eve means having to leave the kids at the babysitter. But some folks are finding ways to keep the family together and still have a good time. The grocery stores... more »
  • Jindal hires relatives of former chief of staff

    November 28, 2011 2:22 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Gov. Bobby Jindal has hired the brother and brother-in-law of his former chief of staff, Timmy Teepell. Jindal tapped Matt Parker to become his intergovernmental affairs director and Taylor Teepell to be his deputy legislative affairs director. Parker, from Virginia, is brother-in-law to Timmy Teepell.... more »
  • Family grieves after high-schooler murdered

    September 16, 2011 5:52 PM

    BATON ROUGE- Police say Darren Smart, 18, was gunned down by two shooters riding on bicycles in front of a friends house on Bradley Street last night around 7:30. Smart was attempting to run inside when police say he was shot in the chest. He died minutes later, according... more »
  • Deadbeat parents paying up with casino winnings

    September 15, 2011 4:36 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Just one week into a pilot program to collect unpaid child support, some families are getting the money they're owed. Louisiana Child and Family Services started a program in conjunction with casinos. Due to tax purposes gamblers that win over $1,200 are subject to forfeiting... more »
  • Family members make emotional visit to 9/11 memorial

    September 11, 2011 12:49 PM

    NEW YORK- Relatives of those who died on 9/11 have now been able to see the permanent memorial to the victims at the site of the World Trade Center. Dennis Baxter and hundreds of others saw it today for the first time, as the tree-covered memorial plaza was opened... more »
  • Deadbeat parents on "Most Wanted" list

    September 1, 2011 5:48 PM

    BATON ROUGE- The Louisiana Department of Children and Family Services has released its new "Most Wanted" list of deadbeat parents. It shows 18 people who owe a combined $945 thousand dollars in back child support payments. The posters include things like a picture, the last known address and how... more »

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