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  • Girl, 8, killed in fatal house fire in northeast Ohio

    November 7, 2015 4:00 PM

    CANTON, Ohio - Authorities say an 8-year-old Ohio girl is dead after she became trapped on the second floor of her burning home. Fire officials in Canton say Azzie Thomas was found dead Saturday morning. Firefighters sent to the scene arrived to find the first floor engulfed in flames. The... more »
  • Officials: 4 men four 14-year-old girl into prostitution

    October 11, 2015 2:50 PM

    TRENTON, N.J. - Three men from New Jersey and another from South Carolina have been indicted on human trafficking charges involving a 14-year-old girl who was allegedly forced into prostitution. Acting New Jersey Attorney General John Hoffman says Michael McLeod, David Powell Jr. and Tyree Jeter, all of Jersey City,... more »
  • Girl, 4, drowns at Kenner pool

    August 1, 2015 6:16 PM

    KENNER, La. - Kenner police say a 4-year-old girl has drowned in a condominium complex pool. Police say in a news release that Jennifer Santos-Molina of Metairie was seen on surveillance footage swimming with family members Friday night at the Chardonnay Village Condominiums. Police says at one point, the girl... more »
  • Man accused of beating child after fight with child's mother

    June 1, 2015 9:39 AM

    BATON ROUGE- A Baton Rouge man has been arrested after a 4-year-old girl was beaten in January during an argument between two adults. The Advocate reports 28-year-old Carl Anthony Robertson was arrested Sunday. A court document says Robertson is accused of causing bruising and swelling to the inner thigh of... more »
  • Neighbors react to mother's killing Play Video

    May 5, 2015 8:08 PM

    BATON ROUGE- Neighbors are startled a woman was shot and her body left in her car for days before being found. Taylor Latham, 24, was shot in a car in her driveway on Louisiana Avenue near downtown Saturday. Her body was found Monday. Police said her daughter was missing... more »
  • Search underway for 3 girls who left home to join ISIS

    February 24, 2015 1:59 AM

    LONDON, England - Turkish police searched Monday for three missing British schoolgirls believed to be headed to Syria to join the Islamic State extremist group as their frightened families issued urgent pleas begging the girls to return home. The girls, said to be "straight-A students" from the same east London... more »
  • Missing teen from Livingston Parish found in Indiana

    February 17, 2015 4:09 PM

    BATON ROUGE - A missing 15-year-old was found some 950 miles from home late Tuesday, a few hours after the Louisiana State Police asked for the public's help locating her. Nicole Burns was reported missing earlier in the day. Investigators believed she was taken to South Bend, Indiana, by... more »
  • Home treatment for lice kills child

    February 5, 2015 7:54 PM

    SPRINGFIELD, MASSACHUSETTS- An 18-month-old suffocated, apparently because of a home remedy for head lice that involved mayonnaise and a plastic bag placed on her head. Police say the infant's scalp was covered in mayonnaise and a plastic shopping bag. The girl was left unattended and may have fallen asleep,... more »
  • 14 year-old girl shoots mom in New Orleans

    November 4, 2014 2:39 PM

    NEW ORLEANS- New Orleans Police say a 14-year-old girl is in custody after she allegedly shot her mother following an argument. The incident happened just before 8 p.m. Monday. Officers say the girl retrieved a gun following an argument and shot her 34-year-old mother in the face. The mother was... more »
  • Police: Body of 5 year-old Gulfport girl in vacant trailer home

    July 17, 2014 2:56 PM

    GULFPORT, Miss. - Police in coastal Mississippi say the body of a missing 5-year-old girl has been found in a vacant mobile home, and her death is being investigated as a homicide. Gulfport Police says the body of Janaya Makayia Thompson was found about 8:45 a.m. Thursday. They say... more »
  • Baby not cured of AIDS

    July 10, 2014 7:23 PM

    WASHINGTON- A girl in Mississippi born with the AIDS virus and in remission for years still has the HIV virus and is not cured. Because doctors thought she was cured, she did not have medication for years. The pronouncement is a setback to hopes that early treatment with... more »
  • BRPD: Good Samaritans locate missing 10-year-old

    March 26, 2014 2:52 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Police said a pair of good Samaritans found a 10-year-old girl who went missing in Baton Rouge and returned her safely to her family Wednesday. Cpl. L'Jean McKneely said the pair found Eriel Cottrell walking on South Choctaw Tuesday night and took her to their home.... more »
  • Man charged with rape of 13 year-old girl in Slidell

    February 14, 2014 3:01 PM

    SLIDELL- A registered sex offender, just released from prison a month ago, is behind bars again for raping a 13 year-old girl in Slidell. Detectives say 23 year-old Bert Jones, AKA Daniel Jones, held the girl down and raped her. Jones had just served 4 years behind... more »
  • Girl claims she was "waterboarded"

    February 3, 2014 7:38 PM

    GEORGETOWN, DELAWARE- A girl who claims she was "waterboarded" by her mother's boyfriend described how he held her face under a running faucet to punish her. The 12-year-old testified at the trial of Melvin Morse, a pediatrician, who pleaded not guilty to endangerment and assault charges. The girl... more »
  • 7th grader's mission to Mars Play Video

    January 8, 2014 5:21 PM

    BATON ROUGE - A seventh grader in Baton Rouge has her mind on a mission that's out of this world. Alyssa Carson is an astronaut in training at just 12 years old. She just came home from a meeting with NASA in Washington, where she served on a panel... more »
  • Colorado 6-year-old suspended for kissing a girl

    December 10, 2013 9:03 AM

    CANON CITY, Colo.- A 6-year-old boy has been suspended from a Colorado school for kissing a girl on the cheek. School officials in Canon City are accusing the boy of sexual harassment and they want it on his school record. The boy's mother said her son was suspended once before... more »
  • EXCLUSIVE: Attempted kidnapping victim's father wants justice Play Video

    November 20, 2013 10:33 PM

    BATON ROUGE - An eleven-year-old girl narrowly escaped her would be attacker on Tuesday, and her father wants the suspect behind bars. "He grabbed her and tackled her. She's pretty scrapped up," the victim's father said. "She was hollering for help." Baton Rouge Police are still looking for... more »
  • Man charged with sex crime against teen

    November 7, 2013 10:26 PM

    BATON ROUGE - East Baton Rouge Sheriff's deputies accused a man of molesting a teenager while she was at his home. Investigators said Kenneth Bolden sexually assaulted a 16-year-old female while she was at his house. Detectives said the teenager told her mother, who then called authorities. ... more »
  • 11-year-old girl dies after shooting at N.O. home

    September 2, 2013 10:50 AM

    NEW ORLEANS - Police say an 11-year-old girl has died following a shooting at a New Orleans home that also wounded another child and a man. New Orleans Police Department spokesman Garry Flot said the girl was shot in the head early Monday before she died at an area hospital... more »
  • Girl challenges ban from Ohio school football team

    August 15, 2013 10:33 AM

    BALTIMORE, Ohio - An Ohio school district's refusal to let a seventh-grader play football has prompted requests that the board change its policies on female athletes. Makhaela Jenkins has played youth football around Baltimore, southeast of Columbus. But she isn't allowed on the active roster for her school team, because... more »
  • Police: 17-year-old admits to raping teen

    August 8, 2013 5:15 PM

    BAKER - Police arrested a 17-year-old from Baker after they said he admitted to raping an underage boy. Chief Mike Knapps said officers arrested Maurice Wiggins after investigating a complaint that he forced himself on a 14-year-old boy. Police said the alleged rape happened at Wiggins' home, where... more »
  • Funeral for slain 6-year-old girl moved to Gonzales

    July 21, 2013 4:27 PM

    DONALDSONVILLE - The funeral for a slain 6-year-old whose body was found in a trash can is now scheduled for Monday in Gonzales. Police found the Ahlittia North stabbed to death in Harvey, where she was living with her mother. Investigators arrested Matthew Flugence in connection with the killing.... more »
  • Funeral for slain girl Monday in Donaldsonville

    July 19, 2013 10:48 AM

    DONALDSONVILLE - The funeral for a slain 6-year-old whose body was found in a trash can is scheduled for Monday in Donaldsonville. Police found the Ahlittia North stabbed to death in Harvey, where she was living with her mother. Investigators arrested Matthew Flugence in connection with the killing. ... more »
  • St. Tammany man arrested for rape of 13-year-old girl

    July 10, 2013 11:29 AM

    SLIDELL - A Slidell area man was arrested for rape this morning by the U.S. Marshals service in Jackson, Mississippi, following a report of a 13 year old girl in St. Tammany Parish. Deputies with the St. Tammany Parish Sheriff's office received a call Monday morning from a woman... more »
  • Police charge mother in connection with child's death Play Video

    June 24, 2013 10:55 AM

    BATON ROUGE - Police charged a mother in connection with the death of her young daughter tonight. Lt. Don Kelly said investigators arrested Ashley Heard, 28, and charged her with second-degree cruelty to a juvenile. Police said 11-month old Aaliyah Heard died Saturday morning. She was taken to... more »
  • 5-year-old New Orleans girl shot in the head

    June 23, 2013 12:53 PM

    NEW ORLEANS - A 5-year-old girl was shot in the head Sunday morning in the St. Roch neighborhood in New Orleans, according to WVUE. The shooting happened in the 2200 block of N. Galvez Street around 11 a.m. The girl was taken to a local hospital, but the... more »
  • Sheriff's deputies searching for rape suspect

    June 18, 2013 11:47 AM

    GONZALES - Deputies in Ascension Parish asked for the public's help finding a man wanted for raping a young girl. Chief Deputy Tony Bacala released a photo of Justo Venegas, 31, who's wanted for forcible rape of a juvenile. Bacala said on June 9 deputies were called out... more »
  • Indecent behavior trial begins for former fire chief

    June 12, 2013 11:01 AM

    LIVINGSTON - Opening statements began this morning in the trial of former fire chief in Livingston Parish, who's accused of indecent behavior with a juvenile. Franklin Dale Church faces nine counts of indecent behavior with a juvenile. Investigators said he sent emails and text messages to a 14-year-old girl... more »
  • Ski boat hits tree; girl, 6, in critical condition

    June 10, 2013 1:40 PM

    KILLIAN - The Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries says a 6-year-old girl is in critical condition with head injuries after a ski boat crashed into a tree on the Natalbany River bank. Enforcement Division spokesman Adam Einck says the girl was among five people in the 22-foot ski boat,... more »
  • Brother arrested in fatal Calif. stabbing of girl

    May 12, 2013 2:38 PM

    VALLEY SPRINGS, Calif. - The mother of an 8-year-old girl who was found stabbed to death in her Northern California home and of the 12-year-old boy accused of killing her says the boy is "protective of his sister." In an interview with Sacramento television station KOVR on Friday, Priscilla Rodriquez... more »
  • Cleveland story sparks hope for missing La. teen

    May 9, 2013 8:46 AM

    LAFAYETTE- A volunteer who has helped in the search for a missing Lafayette Parish teenager says she has drawn hope from the sight of three young kidnap victims being reunited with their families in Cleveland. The Lafayette girl, Keiosha Felix, has been missing since April of 2012. Volunteer organizer Tammy... 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 »
  • Fingerprints collected in Calif. girl's slaying

    April 29, 2013 9:05 AM

    SAN FRANCISCO- Sheriff's officials say investigators have collected fingerprints and what they believe is DNA from the home where an 8-year-old Northern California girl was stabbed to death. Calaveras County Sheriff's Capt. Jim Macedo tells the Modesto Bee authorities hope to have lab results on the evidence in a week.... more »

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