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  • Former LSU stars finding inspiration from cancer patient Play Video

    March 21, 2014 1:18 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Parker Rivera lit up when his favorite LSU Tigers, Anthony Johnson and Jarvis Landry, walked through the door at the St. Jude Affiliate Clinic at Baton Rouge's Our Lady of the Lake Hospital. What Parker didn't realize was that he was the inspiration for the future... more »
  • Thieves rob woman in labor

    March 3, 2014 7:30 PM

    ANNAPOLIS, MARYLAND- A strange thing happened to a woman in labor headed to the hospital. She and her boyfriend were robbed by three men with guns. The couple was confronted by the thieves as they left their apartment. The boyfriend took off and the robbers tried to... more »
  • Barbara Bush hospitalized in Houston

    December 31, 2013 8:57 PM

    HOUSTON - Former first lady Barbara Bush has been hospitalized in Houston with a respiratory-related issue. A statement Tuesday night from the office of her husband, former President George H.W. Bush, said she was admitted to Houston Methodist Hospital on Monday. The statement says the 88-year-old is "in great spirits"... more »
  • BR hospital treating family after deadly Christmas fire Play Video

    December 25, 2013 10:48 PM

    BATON ROUGE- Burn surgeons are working to keep a mother and father alive after a house fire where three children died. Doctors said a special team is working on treating their injuries. "They're being cared for by a multidisciplinary team," said Dr. Tracee Short of Baton Rouge General.... more »
  • Grandpa admits smoking pot, sending grandson to hospital

    December 20, 2013 9:50 PM

    BATON ROUGE - A man admitted to smoking pot in the house while his 4-year-old great-grandson was nearby. "I had smoked a little marijuana, you understand, and then he came rushing in the room, so I ran him out and that was it," said John Matthews. Matthews said... more »
  • Poland's last communist leader hospitalized

    December 10, 2013 9:07 AM

    WARSAW, Poland- A doctor says that Poland's last communist leader, Gen. Wojciech Jaruzelski, has been hospitalized due to heart problems. Spokesman for Warsaw's Military Medical Institute, Col. Grzegorz Kade said Tuesday the 90-year-old Jaruzelski was admitted a day earlier with general weakness. Jaruzelski has been repeatedly hospitalized in recent years... more »
  • LSU hospital layoffs reduce state retirement debt

    November 6, 2013 12:04 PM

    BATON ROUGE - The Jindal administration's layoff of more than 7,700 LSU hospital workers has put a major dent in the state employee retirement system's debt, dropping it hundreds of millions of dollars. Gov. Bobby Jindal pushed to turn over the operations of LSU hospitals to private companies. Seven deals... more »
  • Three car crash sends victims to the hospital

    November 3, 2013 4:46 PM

    BATON ROUGE- A three car crash injured several people causing them to go to hospitals this afternoon. It happened on Thomas Delpit near Julia Streets around 3pm. News 2 has learned some of the victims received moderate injuries in the crash. The road was briefly blocked as rescue... more »
  • OLOL to open new heart institute Play Video

    October 29, 2013 5:04 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Our Lady of the Lake Hospital is just days away from opening its new state-of-the-art Heart and Vascular Institute in Baton Rouge. The nine-story building will have 141 rooms all designed to enhance patient care, and the institute itself will be dedicated to heart, vascular, and... more »
  • EKL hospital demolition could be costly

    October 21, 2013 7:58 AM

    BATON ROUGE - Demolition of the abandoned LSU Earl K. Long Medical Center in north Baton Rouge could cost more than anticipated because of asbestos and other environmental concerns. Mark Moses, the director of state Facility Planning and Control, says the state construction program contains $1 million for hospital... more »
  • Missing hospital patient dead in stairwell

    October 9, 2013 7:52 PM

    SAN FRANCISCO- A patient who wandered away from her room was found dead two-weeks later in a stairwell at San Francisco General Hospital. Lynne Spaulding was being treated for an infection when she vanished Sept. 21. Investigators say they don't know how she ended up in the stairwell or how... more »
  • Pilot dead in helicopter crash

    October 9, 2013 12:04 PM

    NEW ORLEANS - The pilot of a helicopter which crashed after lifting off from a Gulf production platform died in the incident, according to the company which operates the platform. Bobbie Ireland, Director of Corporate Communications Americas for Woodgroup, said the contracted helicopter was picking up three Woodgroup employees... more »
  • Four-strain flu shot available for first time Play Video

    September 25, 2013 3:57 PM

    BATON ROUGE - For the first time, a four-strain flu shot is available. Doctors suggest getting the flu shot as soon as possible with flu season nearly here in October. Health professionals say the flu virus is very contagious. "Just by being in the room with somebody who... more »
  • DC hospital: 3 Navy Yard victims doing well

    September 17, 2013 8:38 AM

    WASHINGTON- Hospital officials say a police officer and two civilians wounded in the Washington Navy Yard shooting are doing well. Dr. Janis Orlowski, MedStar Washington Hospital Center's chief medical officer, said Tuesday morning that the police officer, who was shot in the legs, and a woman who was shot in... more »
  • Lawmakers discuss possible hospital lease shortfall Play Video

    September 13, 2013 7:04 PM

    BATON ROUGE - A projected $39 million shortfall in the state's public-to-private hospital deal dominated discussion at the Joint Legislative Committee on the Budget meeting Friday. Earlier this week the non-partisan Legislative Fiscal Office projected a budget shortfall for the current fiscal year, saying Gov. Bobby Jindal's plan to... more »
  • LSU deal carries $15M in state construction costs

    September 13, 2013 1:36 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Gov. Bobby Jindal's administration plans to spend up to $15 million to build clinics for two private hospitals in central Louisiana that will be taking over services from the LSU public hospital in Pineville. If lawmakers agree in the 2014 legislative session, Jindal wants to close the... more »
  • Ark. girl who survived rare infection to go home

    September 11, 2013 12:23 PM

    LITTLE ROCK, Ark. - A 12-year-old Arkansas girl who survived a rare and often fatal infection caused by a brain-eating amoeba says she is lucky to be alive. Kali Hardig, her parents and doctors spoke to reporters Wednesday before she was to be released from Arkansas Children's Hospital. Kali says... more »
  • Fiscal analysts: LSU hospital deals $39M short

    September 11, 2013 11:40 AM

    BATON ROUGE - The Legislature's financial analysts say Gov. Bobby Jindal's push to privatize the LSU-run hospital network is bringing in $39 million less than expected for the current budget year. This year's budget was built on estimates provided to lawmakers by the Jindal administration that private hospital managers would... more »
  • Public auction announced for closed hospital

    September 9, 2013 11:04 AM

    GONZALES - Parish President Tommy Martinez announced today they would hold a public auction to sell off items from the old East Ascension Parish Hospital later this month. The parish scheduled the auction for Sunday, Sept. 15 at 10 a.m. Brown's Auction Company will conduct the auction at the... more »
  • Hospital privatization plan approved

    September 4, 2013 11:59 AM

    BATON ROUGE - The Jindal Administration can move forward with the privatization of LSU hospitals in Shreveport and Monroe after getting approval from the Civil Service Commission today. It was the final step needed for an October 1 date for an outsourcing contract. It also allows LSU to... more »
  • EBRSO: Two shot at apartment complex

    August 29, 2013 2:37 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Sheriff's deputies said two people were shot this afternoon at an apartment complex off South Harrell's Ferry Drive, and took themselves to the hospital. Spokesperson Casey Rayborn Hicks said the shooting happened around 1:20 p.m. outside the St. Jean Apartments. She said two people with gunshot... more »
  • AG Caldwell expected to leave hospital today

    August 22, 2013 12:30 PM

    BATON ROUGE - The state Attorney General's Office said AG Buddy Caldwell is expected to be released from the hospital later today where he was being treated after a car wreck. Caldwell was in a wreck while driving in Madison Parish early Wednesday morning, according to his office. ... more »
  • Suspect shot by police out of the hospital

    August 21, 2013 4:15 PM

    GONZALES - Police said a man shot after a confrontation with one of their officers this weekend is out of the hospital and on his way to jail. Sgt. Steven Nethken with Gonzales Police said Daniel West, 33, was being interviewed by their detectives and deputies from the Ascension... more »
  • AG Buddy Caldwell involved in minor crash

    August 21, 2013 9:58 AM

    TALLULAH - Louisiana Attorney General Buddy Caldwell is in "fine" condition following a wreck this morning, according to his office. It happened around 7 a.m. Wednesday morning in Madison Parish. A spokesperson for his office said Caldwell was driving the vehicle at the time of the wreck, and... more »
  • Audit: Mental health privatization increased costs

    August 19, 2013 11:32 AM

    BATON ROUGE - A new audit says Gov. Bobby Jindal's privatization of behavioral health and addictive disorder treatment programs has created confusion and added costs for the local human services districts that provide the care. The review by the Legislative Auditor's Office was released Monday. It looked at the first... more »
  • Final approval given to OLOL public-private partnership

    August 5, 2013 4:19 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Governor Bobby Jindal's office announced the state received final federal approval for Louisiana's public-private partnership with Our Lady of the Lake Regional Medical Center. Jindal's office said the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Serivces gave the final approval Monday to Louisiana's remaining Medicaid State Plan amendments... more »
  • Browns' OL Ryan Miller in hospital with head injury

    July 27, 2013 6:37 PM

    BEREA, Ohio - Browns offensive tackle Ryan Miller remains hospitalized after sustaining a head injury during practice. Miller, who is in his second season with Cleveland, was carted from the field and taken by ambulance to the Cleveland Clinic on Saturday after he was hurt during blocking drills inside the... more »
  • LSU to vote on practice organization

    July 25, 2013 10:22 AM

    SHREVEPORT - A nonprofit corporation will represent LSU School of Medicine doctors who see patients at former LSU public hospitals in Shreveport and Monroe. LSU System supervisors Friday will vote on creating a faculty practice organization for LSU Health Shreveport. Sally Croom, an LSU Health Shreveport spokeswoman, says the proposal... more »
  • William, Kate, royal baby to leave hospital today

    July 23, 2013 12:33 PM

    LONDON - Palace officials say that Prince William, his wife, Kate, and their newborn baby boy are due to leave the hospital later Tuesday. Crowds of journalists and onlookers camped outside London's St. Mary's Hospital are eagerly anticipating the baby's first public appearance. Visiting his grandson for the first time,... more »
  • Two kids survive major crash on newly-opened Central Thruway

    July 15, 2013 10:28 PM

    BATON ROUGE- Two kids survived a crash when a mini van collided into an 18-wheeler on the newly opened Central Thruway, the driver is in critical condition at a hospital. Police said the driver, a 28-year-old woman, ran the red light at the beginning of the thruway at Choctaw.... more »
  • Van smashed by 18-wheeler on newly-opened road

    July 15, 2013 6:36 PM

    CENTRAL - An 18-wheeler slammed into the side of a van on the newly-opened Central Thruway this evening, according to authorities. It happened at the intersection of the thruway and South Choctaw. EMS said the van's driver was taken to the hospital in critical condition. The thruway, which... more »
  • Mom mum about cruelty charges Play Video

    July 11, 2013 10:57 AM

    DENHAM SPRINGS - Sheriff's deputies arrested a Livingston Parish woman recently after they said she left two toddlers unsupervised in a running car, and one of them choked themselves unconscious using a car window. Deputies arrested Candace Gordon, 20, of Denham Springs Monday on charges of cruelty to juveniles... more »
  • South Africa: Mandela improved overnight

    June 27, 2013 7:34 AM

    JOHANNESBURG - The office of the South African president says Nelson Mandela's health improved overnight, and his condition remains critical but is now stable. President Jacob Zuma's office said in a statement Thursday that he received the update from the medical team that is treating the 94-year-old anti-apartheid leader at... more »
  • Judge dismisses lawsuit over Dixie Brewery building

    June 18, 2013 11:50 AM

    NEW ORLEANS - A federal judge has dismissed a lawsuit brought by the Dixie Brewing Co. in an effort to stop any demolition of a brewery as part of the new VA hospital under construction in New Orleans. The Advocate reports the VA plans to demolish some parts of the... more »
  • Science camp experiment sends 3 to hospital

    June 17, 2013 4:21 PM

    COVINGTON - Two boys and a teacher were injured when a science camp experiment went wrong. Elaine Simmons, an official at St. Scholastica Academy, says 911 was called after two boys and the teacher were injured. At St. Tammany Parish Hospital, spokeswoman Melissa Hodgson says both boys were sent to... 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 »
  • Civil service panel rejects LSU hospital layoffs

    June 5, 2013 1:44 PM

    BATON ROUGE - The state Civil Service Commission has refused to approve layoff plans tied to Gov. Bobby Jindal's deals to privatize four LSU hospitals. The commission voted 4-3 Wednesday to reject the layoffs of about 3,000 state employees at the hospitals in New Orleans, Lafayette, Houma and Lake Charles.... more »
  • 3-year-old in hospital after being accidentally shot

    June 4, 2013 12:06 PM

    BENTON - A 3-year-old boy remains in the hospital after he was accidentally shot Monday evening. Bossier Parish sheriff's deputies say the shooting happened about 6 p.m. off Scarborough Road northeast of Benton. Deputies say a .22 caliber rifle that was propped against a sliding glass door fell and discharged... more »
  • Four injured in five car accident in Shreveport

    May 28, 2013 11:38 AM

    SHREVEPORT - A five-car accident sent four people to the LSU hospital in Shreveport. It happened just after 11:00 p.m. Monday on the Terry Bradshaw Passway. Witnesses say the initial crash involved two cars, but other crashes followed as drivers failed to get around the initial wreckage. Two of the... more »
  • Council backs deal to buy old hospital for $11 million

    May 22, 2013 6:21 PM

    BATON ROUGE- City leaders approved a plan to buy the old Woman's Hospital on Airline Highway and turn it into a public safety complex. Wednesday, Metro Council voted to spend $11 million on the facility, which will include purchasing the buildings and improvements. Mayor-President Kip Holden has called... more »
  • Hospitals treat more than 200 after Okla. tornado

    May 21, 2013 12:30 PM

    OKLAHOMA CITY - Hospital officials say they've treated more than 200 patients, including over 70 children, since a tornado ripped through an Oklahoma City suburb. Dozens of patients remained hospitalized Tuesday following Monday's tornado. Spokeswoman Brooke Cayot (KAY'-ot) says Integris Southwest Medical Center has seen 90 patients, including five children... more »
  • Proposals would limit cuts in Medicaid program

    May 20, 2013 4:39 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Proposals making it more difficult to cut the rates paid to hospitals and nursing homes for taking care of Medicaid patients are nearing final passage. Support from lawmakers comes despite concerns the constitutional amendments would further limit budget areas available to cut when Louisiana has financial woes... more »
  • Ethics board okays role of LSU Board of Supervisors member

    May 20, 2013 11:35 AM

    BATON ROUGE - Louisiana's ethics board says an LSU Board of Supervisors member can serve on the governing board and also lead a private group that wants to take over operation of LSU's Shreveport hospital. The Board of Ethics signed off an advisory opinion clearing the way for Dr. John... more »
  • Report: VA hospital in N.O. is $370M over budget

    May 19, 2013 4:08 PM

    NEW ORLEANS - A government report says construction of a new Veterans Affairs hospital in New Orleans is $370 million over budget and 14 months behind schedule. The Advocate reports that the hospital was initially expected to cost $625 million and be completed by December 2014. But a new report... more »
  • Analyst says funding gap for LSU hospital deals

    May 17, 2013 3:46 PM

    BATON ROUGE - The first three LSU hospital privatization deals appear to use up 94 percent of the funding Gov. Bobby Jindal's administration set aside for eight such arrangements. That was the assessment Friday of the Legislative Fiscal Office, a nonpartisan office that provided an update to the Senate Finance... more »
  • Former hospital chief not at privatization hearing

    May 15, 2013 12:25 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Senators told members of the LSU Board of Supervisors that they want an explanation for why the university system's former hospitals chief, Fred Cerise, was directed not to attend a legislative hearing to discuss plans to privatize the LSU hospitals. Sen. Ed Murray, D-New Orleans, said he... more »
  • Some hospital bills vastly higher for similar care Play Video

    May 8, 2013 12:39 PM

    WASHINGTON - The government is shedding light on the mystery of just how high a hospital bill might go - and whether it's cheaper to get that care across town. The Department of Health and Human Services on Wednesday listed thousands of hospitals' charges for 100 common Medicare services. There... more »
  • Future headquarters of EBRSO uncertain Play Video

    May 2, 2013 6:53 PM

    BATON ROUGE - A spokesperson for the East Baton Rouge Parish Sheriff's Office said it would be up to the Metro Council to decide the location of its headquarters. EBRSO was slated to move into a facility at the airport in October. Moving day was then pushed to January... more »
  • Jindal won't seek legislative backing on LSU deals

    April 18, 2013 1:19 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Gov. Bobby Jindal says he won't seek legislative approval of his administration's LSU hospital privatization agreements, though both the House and Senate have voted that they want such decision-making authority. Jindal said Thursday that he believes the legislative resolutions that have received support in the House and... more »
  • LSU Board Oks hospital agreements

    April 17, 2013 5:19 PM

    BATON ROUGE - The LSU Board of Supervisors has approved an agreement that would allow private companies to manage and operate public hospitals in New Orleans and Lafayette. The Advocate reports the "cooperative endeavor agreements" approved Wednesday call for the changes to begin June 24, a week before the end... more »
  • Doctor: Metal in Boston bomb victim leg like BBs

    April 16, 2013 7:33 AM

    BOSTON - A doctor at a hospital where victims of the Boston Marathon explosions were taken says an X-ray of one victim showed what could be small ball bearings throughout the injury. Three people were killed and more than 140 injured by two explosions just seconds apart near the finish... more »
  • EKL shuts down Play Video

    April 15, 2013 8:10 AM

    BATON ROUGE - The capital city enters a new era of health care Monday as a longstanding medical facility has closed its doors for good. Earl K. Long was forced to shut down due to state budget cuts and changes in the LSU Health System. The hospital has... more »
  • Earl K. Long Memorial closes this weekend Play Video

    April 12, 2013 4:22 PM

    BATON ROUGE - In less than three days, Earl K. Long Memorial Hospital will shut its doors for good. The hospital's closing due to changes in the LSU Health System and state budget cuts. Officials have transferred much of the hospital's services to other hospitals and clinics around... more »
  • Gunshot victim shows up at EKL emergency room

    April 12, 2013 8:29 AM

    BATON ROUGE - Police are investigating a shooting that sent a man to the hospital with an injury Thursday night. Police say the victim showed up at Earl K. Long Hospital on Airline Hwy. at 10:22p.m. in a private vehicle. They say the man was shot while driving... more »
  • AG says approval not needed for LSU hospital deals

    April 11, 2013 2:06 PM

    BATON ROUGE- The Louisiana Attorney General's Office says Gov. Bobby Jindal's plans to privatize the LSU-run public hospitals doesn't require legislative approval under the law. The Jindal administration has said it didn't intend to seek a legislative vote for the individual privatization agreements because the law doesn't require approval. ... more »
  • Lawmakers accuse Jindal of moving too fast on EKL closure

    April 10, 2013 10:42 AM

    BATON ROUGE - Lawmakers today approved the closure of Earl K. Long Medical Center and the reimbursement shift necessary to pay a private hospital to take on the poor and uninsured. Some lawmakers say the plan had to be approved because EKL shuts down in five days, and if... more »
  • Urgent care to fill void left by EKL closure Play Video

    April 4, 2013 6:07 PM

    BATON ROUGE - It won't be long until Earl K. Long Memorial is just a memory. Due to changes in the LSU Health System and budget cuts, the hospital is closing on April 15th. To fill that void, Our Lady of the Lake will run an urgent care center... more »
  • Civil Service panel approves hospital outsourcing

    April 2, 2013 3:02 PM

    BATON ROUGE - The state's Civil Service Commission has approved a Jindal administration plan to outsource the health care services currently provided by LSU's public hospital in Baton Rouge. The 4-2 vote by the commission Tuesday paves the way for 777 employee layoffs at Earl K. Long Medical Center. The... more »
  • Earl K. Long no longer admitting severe patients into ER Play Video

    April 1, 2013 4:08 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Earl K. Long Memorial Hospital is turning people away in anticipation of its April 15 closure date. As of April 1, the hospital is no longer admitting patients with severe injuries who would have to be kept overnight. Those patients will be sent to other hospitals... more »
  • Mandela in hospital with lung infection

    March 28, 2013 8:22 AM

    JOHANNESBURG - South Africa's president says Nelson Mandela is responding "positively" to treatments after being admitted to a hospital with a lung infection. The office of President Jacob Zuma says in a statement that the 94-year-old former president and anti-apartheid leader went to the hospital just before midnight on... more »
  • LSU hospitals in north La. set for privatization

    March 27, 2013 5:06 PM

    BATON ROUGE - The LSU Board of Supervisors has agreed to negotiate turning over operations of university-run hospitals in Shreveport and Monroe to a nonprofit research foundation whose interim president sits on the LSU board. The board Wednesday backed an arrangement LSU hopes will lead to the Biomedical Research Foundation... more »
  • Audit of hospital finds $67K in questioned costs

    March 26, 2013 9:01 AM

    NEW ORLEANS- An audit finds the Interim LSU Public Hospital in New Orleans did not confirm patients were eligible for a federally-funded HIV program for low-income individuals and families. While the hospital has since outsourced eligibility screenings to the Department of Health and Hospitals, no plan is yet in place... more »
  • Earl K. Long winds down service

    March 25, 2013 10:39 AM

    BATON ROUGE - The special mental health emergency room located on LSU's Earl K. Long Medical Center campus is scheduled to close its doors to new patients April 8. The Mental Health Emergency Room Extension has operated as a relief valve of sorts to take pressure created by patients with... more »
  • LSU hospital bonds are taxable under privatization

    March 21, 2013 12:22 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Plans to privatize most of LSU's public hospitals means borrowing for repairs and construction of the health facilities will be taxable. That borrowing will cost the state more. The Bond Commission learned that bonds issued for LSU hospitals and clinics slated to be managed by private hospital... more »
  • Lil Wayne 'recovering' in hospital after seizure

    March 16, 2013 10:37 AM

    UNDATED - Lil Wayne says he's OK. The multiplatinum rapper was hospitalized in Los Angeles on Friday and reps confirmed he was "recovering." The rapper tweeted to his fans: "I'm good everybody. Thx for the prayers and love." A person close to the superstar's camp who asked for anonymity because... more »
  • EKL reducing services

    March 7, 2013 11:05 AM

    BATON ROUGE - Declining staff levels at LSU's Earl K. Long Medical Center and its clinics in Baton Rouge have led to a reduction of inpatient and outpatient services to the poor and uninsured. Employee departures have picked up since late January when LSU officials moved up the Long facility's... more »
  • Queen Elizabeth leaves hospital

    March 4, 2013 9:05 AM

    LONDON - Queen Elizabeth II has left a central London hospital, one day after being admitted for a severe stomach bug. She walked out of King Edward VII Hospital Monday afternoon wearing a red dress, and was driven away in a motorcade. The hospital stay had initially been... more »
  • Holman retires as BR General president, CEO

    February 26, 2013 4:20 PM

    BATON ROUGE - The head of Baton Rouge General's hospital system, Bill Holman, announced today he's retiring from the network. Holman, 66, spent 48 years in the health care industry, including more than 12 with General Health System. During that time the system received numerous awards and recognitions, and... more »
  • Billy Cannon released from hospital after stroke

    February 21, 2013 12:51 PM

    BATON ROUGE - LSU football legend Billy Cannon left the hospital today after treatment for a stroke, according to the university's athletic department. Spokesperson Herb Vincent said Cannon's family told him the former Heisman winner was on his way home. He was rushed to the hospital Tuesday from Angola... more »
  • Billy Cannon to remain in ICU overnight

    February 19, 2013 10:44 PM

    BATON ROUGE- Former LSU football star Billy Cannon will spend the night in ICU and doctors will assess his situation Wednesday after the legend had a stroke Tuesday afternoon. Cannon, who won the Heisman in 1959 and played for the American Football League, was rushed to the ER from Angola,... more »
  • LSU football star Billy Cannon rushed to hospital Play Video

    February 19, 2013 1:55 PM

    ANGOLA - LSU athletics officials confirmed that former Tiger football star and Heisman Award winner Billy Cannon was rushed to the hospital today after suffering a stroke. Cannon, the 15-year director of Angola State Penitentiary's dental program, was rushed by ambulance from the prison according to Angola officials. ... more »
  • Couple gets hitched in hospital on Valentine's Day Play Video

    February 14, 2013 5:40 PM

    BATON ROUGE - One couple literally tied the knot through sickness and health on this Valentine's Day. When Green Beardon fell ill yesterday, one day before he was to wed his fiance Javonda Gibson, they called justice of the peace Moses Evans, Jr. "Hey, I feel like 9-1-1,"... more »
  • BRPD: Driver was heading to hospital before crash

    February 12, 2013 4:30 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Police said a Port Allen man was on his way to a Baton Rouge hospital for chest pains when he lost control of his pickup and crashed, causing a four-way wreck. Cpl. L'Jean McKneely said Ralph Jackson, 60, died shortly after crashing in the 5000 block... more »
  • Baton Rouge General Mid City adds ER beds

    February 7, 2013 6:49 AM

    BATON ROUGE - Baton Rouge General Medical Center Mid City is in the process of expanding its emergency room as LSU winds down operations at Earl K. Long Medical Center in north Baton Rouge. Maryann Rowland, a hospital spokeswoman, says the expansion comes as the Mid City hospital has been... more »
  • Porn star Jeremy likely to be in hospital for a while

    February 4, 2013 2:36 PM

    LOS ANGELES - Porn star Ron Jeremy's agent says the prolific actor will likely stay at a Los Angeles hospital a while to recover from an aneurysm near his heart. Agent Mike Esterman says Jeremy isn't allowed to receive visitors or deliveries following a procedure at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center last... more »
  • UK: No charges for Australian royal hoax DJs

    February 1, 2013 6:37 AM

    LONDON - British prosecutors say they will not press charges against two Australian DJs over the royal hoax call that preceded a nurse's suicide. Two Australian DJs impersonated Queen Elizabeth II and her son, Prince Charles, as they phoned London's King Edward VII hospital in December to ask about the... more »
  • Ron Jeremy in LA hospital after aneurysm

    January 31, 2013 10:40 AM

    LOS ANGELES - A spokesman says porn star Ron Jeremy is recovering from surgery at a Los Angeles hospital after an aneurysm near his heart sent him to intensive care. Agent Mike Esterman says in an email to The Associated Press that he and others were waiting for Jeremy to... more »
  • Earl K. Long hospital to close in April

    January 25, 2013 2:47 AM

    BATON ROUGE - LSU is moving up the date it will close Earl K. Long Medical Center in north Baton Rouge. LSU System Executive Vice President Frank Opelka says the facility will close in mid-April instead of November as originally planned under an agreement where patient care and medical... more »
  • DHH to create inspector general office Play Video

    January 23, 2013 6:09 PM

    BATON ROUGE- Medicare and medicaid abuse nationally costs taxpayers tens of billions of dollars. To help prevent abuse here, the Louisiana Department of Health and Hospitals is hiring an inspector general. DHH Secretary Bruce Greenstein says recent state audits have shown a need for greater payment controls involving Medicaid.... more »
  • Police investigating child shot in BR

    January 21, 2013 6:58 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Police responded out to a report of a child shot in Baton Rouge just after 6 p.m. tonight. It happened at a home on Conrad Drive in the north part of the city. Witnesses on the scene told News 2 the child was taken to a... more »
  • Privatization underway for Lake Charles hospital

    January 18, 2013 3:52 PM

    BATON ROUGE - State health officials say they have found a private operator to run the LSU hospital in Lake Charles that provides safety net care for the uninsured. The Department of Health and Hospitals announced Friday that management of LSU's W.O. Moss Regional Medical Center will be turned over... more »
  • Ex-President George H.W. Bush leaves the hospital

    January 14, 2013 10:35 AM

    HOUSTON - Former President George H.W. Bush has left a Houston hospital where he spent nearly two months recovering from an illness that began with a bronchitis-related cough. Bush spokesman Jim McGrath says the 88-year-old Bush was released Monday from Methodist Hospital. He was admitted Nov. 23, the day after... more »
  • Woman's Hospital celebrates 300K births

    January 11, 2013 7:06 AM

    BATON ROUGE - Woman's Hospital is celebrating and welcoming its 300,000th baby. The infant - a boy - was born Thursday at 5:58 a.m. Woman's delivered its first baby in November 1968, its 100,000th baby in August 1985 and its 200,000th baby in September 2000. To celebrate... more »
  • Orleans groundbreaking heralds return of hospital

    January 11, 2013 6:57 AM

    NEW ORLEANS - New Orleans Mayor Mitch Landrieu and Archbishop Gregory Aymond are among the dignitaries set to take part in the groundbreaking for a facility aimed at bringing full hospital service back to the New Orleans East area. The $130 million project is to be constructed on the... more »
  • Council backs deal to turn old hospital into crime-fighting headquarters

    January 9, 2013 9:50 PM

    BATON ROUGE- City leaders approved a deal to buy part of a vacant hospital and convert it into a crime-fighting compound. Wednesday, the Metro Council green-lighted the deal to purchase buildings on the former Woman's Hospital campus on Airline Highway. The hospital moved to a new location in 2012.... more »

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