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  • US journalist to head home after Ebola recovery

    October 22, 2014 1:51 AM

    OMAHA, NE - An American video journalist who has recovered from Ebola will be released soon from an Omaha hospital. The Nebraska Medical Center says Ashoka Mukpo is scheduled to be discharged Wednesday morning from the hospital's biocontainment unit. Medical staff involved in his care plan to speak about his... more »
  • Hospital: American video journalist free of Ebola

    October 21, 2014 6:20 PM

    OMAHA, NB - An Omaha hospital says an American video journalist is free of Ebola and will be released soon. The Nebraska Medical Center said Tuesday afternoon that Ashoka Mukpo's blood tested negative for the virus. He will be allowed to leave a biocontainment unit on Wednesday. Mukpo said in... more »
  • Infant trapped under dead father leaving hospital

    October 13, 2014 11:33 AM

    PLEASANT HILL - Officials say a 10-month-old infant trapped underneath the decomposing body of her father for up to three days is being released from a Shreveport hospital. Sabine Parish Deputy Coroner Ron Rivers says the infant, Betty Jean Fields, would be released Monday afternoon. Rivers said the infant was... more »
  • CDC: Protocol breach in treating Ebola patient

    October 12, 2014 10:26 AM

    WASHINGTON - A top federal health official says the Ebola diagnosis in a health care worker who treated Thomas Eric Duncan at a Texas hospital shows there was a clear breach of safety protocol. Dr. Tom Frieden, head of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, says the worker had... more »
  • Ebola patient's temperature spiked to 103 degrees

    October 10, 2014 11:21 AM

    DALLAS - Thomas Eric Duncan's temperature spiked to 103 degrees during the hours of his initial visit to an emergency room - a fever that was flagged with an exclamation point in the hospital's record-keeping system. Medical records provided to The Associated Press show that the man who would become... more »
  • Dallas ER sent Ebola-infected patient home

    October 2, 2014 2:01 AM

    DALLAS, TX - Officials at a Dallas hospital are reviewing protocols after its emergency room sent a man with Ebola home after he told a nurse he had recently arrived from West Africa. The decision by Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital to release the patient, who had just arrived from Liberia,... more »
  • 3rd US Ebola patient released from hospital

    September 25, 2014 10:53 AM

    OMAHA, Neb. - The third American aid worker who contracted Ebola in Africa has been released from a Nebraska hospital. Dr. Rick Sacra said he has been released from the Nebraska Medical Center at Thursday's news conference. The 51-year-old from Worcester, Massachusetts, began improving shortly after he arrived in Omaha... more »
  • Another US citizen with Ebola to be treated in Atlanta Play Video

    September 9, 2014 2:06 AM

    ATLANTA, GA - A hospital in Atlanta is preparing to treat its third Ebola patient. Emory University Hospital said in a news release that a person who had contracted the disease was expected to arrive in Atlanta on Tuesday. The hospital said the patient would be treated in its isolation... more »
  • 4th Ebola patient to be flown to US for care

    September 8, 2014 4:33 PM

    ATLANTA - An Atlanta hospital says a patient infected with Ebola will be brought from West Africa to its isolation unit for treatment. Emory University Hospital says the patient is expected to arrive Tuesday morning. Air Force spokesman Lt. Col. James Wilson says the patient would be flown into Dobbins... more »
  • Children's hospital-linked infections fall sharply

    September 8, 2014 2:09 AM

    CHICAGO, IL - A new study suggests efforts to improve patient safety and reduce preventable health care linked infections in hospitals are meeting with success, especially for children. The study of 174 U.S. hospitals in 39 states finds steep declines in dangerous infections sometimes transmitted through treatments in intensive care... more »
  • Missionary infected with Ebola heading to Nebraska

    September 4, 2014 3:54 PM

    CHARLOTTE, NC - A North Carolina-based charity says the missionary who was infected with Ebola while serving in Liberia is being flown to a Nebraska hospital for treatment. A statement from SIM on Thursday says Dr. Rick Sacra is being flown to The Nebraska Medical Center in Omaha. He is... more »
  • Comedian Joan Rivers dead at 81

    September 4, 2014 2:02 PM

    NEW YORK - Joan Rivers, the raucous, acid-tongued comedian who crashed the male-dominated realm of late-night talk shows and turned Hollywood red carpets into danger zones for badly dressed celebrities, died Thursday. She was 81. Rivers was hospitalized last week after she went into cardiac arrest at a Manhattan doctor's... more »
  • Vets find 43 socks in great dane's stomach Play Video

    September 4, 2014 5:03 AM

    PORTLAND, OR - The 3-year-old Great Dane was miserable, retching and vomiting, when his owners rushed him to a northwest Portland emergency animal hospital. It was something he ate! X-rays showed a stomach full of "a large quantity of foreign material." Nearly two hours of surgery later, Dr. Ashley Magee... more »
  • Judge: rule Friday if no abortion law agreement

    August 28, 2014 2:59 PM

    BATON ROUGE - A federal judge is asking lawyers for Louisiana and abortion clinics for an agreement that apparently could let clinics stay open for a while if a restrictive abortion law takes effect Sept. 1. The law requires doctors who perform abortions to have admitting privileges to a hospital... more »
  • Police officials: Joan Rivers rushed to hospital

    August 28, 2014 1:03 PM

    NEW YORK - Two police officials say Joan Rivers has been rushed in cardiac arrest from a doctor's office to a New York City hospital. The comedian's condition wasn't immediately known. The officials spoke on the condition of anonymity because they weren't authorized to publicly name the person transported to... more »
  • Arrested: Man responsible for hospital bomb threat

    August 27, 2014 6:30 PM

    THIBODAUX - Deputies arrested a suspect responsible for a bomb threat made at Chabert Medical Center earlier this summer. Authorities arrested Otrell Renae Every, 24, for calling the threat at the LSU Ochsner joint owned hospital in Terrebonne Parish. Investigators found the bomb threat call was made from... more »
  • Benson released from hospital after breathing trouble

    August 5, 2014 11:25 AM

    WHITE SULPHUR SPRINGS, WV - New Orleans Saints owner Tom Benson was released from the hospital Tuesday after being taken there for having difficulty breathing at the team's training camp, according to team spokesman Greg Bensel. Benson, who is 87, was examined by a doctor and given oxygen as... more »
  • 2 Ebola victims to be treated at Atlanta hospital

    August 1, 2014 3:09 PM

    ATLANTA - Two American aid workers infected with the Ebola virus in Africa will be treated at a specialized unit of an Atlanta hospital. Dr. Bruce Ribner said Friday the patients will receive care at Emory University Hospital. Ribner said he had no personal safety concerns over treating the patients... more »
  • Medicare hospital fund to last 4 years longer

    July 28, 2014 11:22 AM

    WASHINGTON - The government says Medicare's finances have improved. The program's hospital trust fund won't be exhausted until 2030 - four years later than last year's estimate. Social Security's massive retirement program will remain solvent until 2034, although disability benefits are in more immediate danger. The disability trust fund is... more »
  • Victim recovering after being shot several times Play Video

    July 22, 2014 6:22 AM

    BATON ROUGE - An investigation is now underway into the latest shooting in Baton Rouge. Police say a 23-year-old man is recovering the hospital after he was shot several times around 11:00 p.m. last night in the 5500 block of St. Gerard St. The victim then traveled to a... more »
  • Construction on schedule for health clinic Play Video

    July 17, 2014 6:15 PM

    IBERVILLE - Construction on Iberville's $20 million emergency department is nearing completion, and hospital representatives say patients should expect to have a local health clinic by Dec. 1. The parish has been without a hospital since 2008 when River West Medical Center was destroyed by Hurricane Gustav. Patients have... more »
  • Gonzales PD looking for hospital purse thief

    July 14, 2014 11:53 AM

    GONZALES - Police asked for the public's help Monday identifying a woman who was caught on camera stealing a purse from a Gonzales hospital. Gonzales Police said the victim contacted them after her wallet was stolen from an office in St. Elizabeth Hospital's Medical Plaza on June 16. Surveillance... more »
  • Beat the heat: Avoiding the dangers of summer Play Video

    July 2, 2014 8:33 AM

    BATON ROUGE - Between fireworks and grilling, summer can be a dangerous time of year. Dr. Tracee Short with the Baton Rouge General Regional Burn Center stopped by 2une In Wednesday with some tips to avoid injury. Check out the video for more information. more »
  • AG: Annexation shouldn't affect petition Play Video

    June 30, 2014 9:41 PM

    BATON ROUGE - The Louisiana Attorney General's office said Monday that signatures collected to incorporate the city of St. George likely won't be invalidated by the Metro Council's May annexations of the Mall of Louisiana, Baton Rouge General and Our Lady of the Lake Hospital. The opinion, signed by... more »
  • 'Medical issues' hospitalize Boston concertgoers

    June 26, 2014 5:48 AM

    BOSTON, MA - Authorities say 36 people were transported to the hospital and as many as 50 others were treated or evaluated at the scene during a an electronic dance music show featuring Swedish disc jockey Avicii at the TD Garden arena in Boston. Boston EMS Deputy Superintendent Mike Bosse... more »
  • Woman sues after STD diagnosis posted on Facebook

    June 6, 2014 4:00 PM

    CINCINNATI - An Ohio woman whose medical record was posted to Facebook - revealing her name and a syphilis diagnosis - has sued the hospital where she was treated and the worker accused of accessing her file. The 20-year-old Cincinnati woman filed the lawsuit Tuesday in Hamilton County court. She... more »
  • Miss USA contestants visit children in hospital

    May 31, 2014 6:30 PM

    Baton Rouge- Several Miss USA contestants made some kids' day a little brighter today. The contestants visited with children who are patients at Our Lady of the Lake hospital and spent part of the day with them making arts and crafts and taking pictures. "I think it's really cool... more »
  • Miss USA contestants visit children in hospital

    May 31, 2014 6:30 PM

    Baton Rouge- Several Miss USA contestants made some kids' day a little brighter today. The contestants visited with children who are patients at Our Lady of the Lake hospital and spent part of the day with them making arts and crafts and taking pictures. "I think it's really cool... more »
  • Miss USA contestants visit children in hospital

    May 31, 2014 6:30 PM

    Baton Rouge- Several Miss USA contestants made some kids' day a little brighter today. The contestants visited with children who are patients at Our Lady of the Lake hospital and spent part of the day with them making arts and crafts and taking pictures. "I think it's really cool... more »
  • Miss USA contestants visit children in hospital

    May 31, 2014 6:30 PM

    Baton Rouge- Several Miss USA contestants made some kids' day a little brighter today. The contestants visited with children who are patients at Our Lady of the Lake hospital and spent part of the day with them making arts and crafts and taking pictures. "I think it's really cool... more »
  • Stroking for Stroke today Play Video

    May 20, 2014 7:39 AM

    BATON ROUGE - The American Heart Association is celebrating Stroke Month with Stroking for Stroke. Roxanne Bingham with Baton Rouge General Medical Hospital visited 2une In Tuesday to talk about stroke and the event. Stroke is the #4 killer in Louisiana and can lead to long-term disability. Just in... more »
  • Metro Council approves mall, hospital annexations Play Video

    May 14, 2014 4:33 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Metro Council members chose to approve petitions to annex property including the Mall of Louisiana and Baton Rouge General Hospital into the city limits of Baton Rouge. The vote was 9-3 in favor of annexation; council members Heck, Amoroso, and Loupe voted against. A motion by... more »
  • Lafayette hospital privatization runs over budget

    May 9, 2014 2:42 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Gov. Bobby Jindal's privatization deal for the LSU hospital in Lafayette was running $6 million over budget by April's end, with two months remaining in the fiscal year. The overspending was detailed in an update to lawmakers about payments made for the outsourcing contracts involving nine state-owned,... more »
  • Mall annexation map leaves surprising holes Play Video

    May 7, 2014 10:37 PM

    BATON ROUGE- The maps depicting the area proposed to be annexed into city limits had some questioning the methods used to annex the areas from Baton Rouge General Hospital to the Mall of Louisiana. The annexation leaves out four of the main stores in the mall, the anchor stores,... more »
  • Lawmakers advance next hospital privatization plan

    May 6, 2014 2:24 PM

    BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - Gov. Bobby Jindal's administration is pushing ahead with privatization plans for a ninth LSU hospital, despite the recent rejection of federal financing plans for other hospital outsourcing deals. Lawmakers appear willing to go along with the effort. The House health committee voted 10-8 Tuesday for... more »
  • Jindal administration still planning on privatization

    May 5, 2014 11:54 AM

    BATON ROUGE - Governor Jindal's top budget adviser says the administration is going ahead with privatization of state-owned hospitals, despite federal approval problems. Commissioner of Administration Kristy Nichols told lawmakers Monday that federal rejection of the privatization contracts won't force an adjustment. Nichols says the state will appeal the... more »
  • St. George: Annexation would "invalidate" petition

    May 5, 2014 11:52 AM

    BATON ROUGE - The Mall of Louisiana and Baton Rouge General Medical Center submitted requests recently to be annexed into the city limits of Baton Rouge, according to city officials. An official with the East Baton Rouge Metro Council said Mayor Kip Holden's office submitted a letter Friday which... more »
  • Feds reject LSU hospital deals

    May 2, 2014 5:53 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal says he will appeal federal officials' rejection of financing plans for privatization deals involving six state-owned hospitals that care for the state's poor and uninsured. In a statement, the Republican governor said the U.S. Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services "has no legal... more »
  • Mall annexation may prove difficult Play Video

    April 29, 2014 5:50 PM

    BATON ROUGE- One Metro Council member is trying to create a plan to annex the Mall of Louisiana into the city, but the move could prove difficult. To accomplish the plan, land owners near the mall would have to agree to annexation to create a link to the city... more »
  • 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 »

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