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  • 6-week-old baby rescued after manhunt for father on Goudchaux Street Play Video

    September 22, 2016 11:15 AM

    BATON ROUGE – Authorities apprehended a man who they say took a 6-week-old-child and bound the mother with an extension cord at a home on Goudchaux Street and Pembroke Street Thursday morning. According to BRPD, 38-year-old Marcus Hardesty, choked his girlfriend and took their 6-week -old child around 9:50... more »
  • Parents convicted in infant's death

    September 22, 2016 10:05 AM

    NEW ROADS - The parents of a 3-month-old infant, who died from severe malnutrition and dehydration in 2014, have been convicted of second-degree murder. 34-year-old Jason Lutz and 33-year-old Ashley Cogar were immediately handcuffed in court Wednesday and taken to the Pointe Coupee Parish Jail, where they'll await sentencing on... more »
  • State troopers find infant covered in vomit during DUI stop

    August 25, 2016 3:14 PM

    PRINCETON, W. Va. - It must have been a heartbreaking sight during a routine traffic stop -- a baby in the backseat, covered in vomit. But no worries, because West Virginia state troopers knew just what to do. The baby was found after troopers pulled... more »
  • Mother gives up newborn at Baton Rouge safe haven facility

    May 24, 2016 4:15 PM

    BATON ROUGE - State officials say an infant has been handed over to an employee at a Baton Rouge-area fire station under Louisiana's Safe Haven law after the child's mother said she was no longer able to care for the child. Department of Children and Family Services Secretary Marketa... more »
  • Man booked in death of toddler in Jefferson Parish

    April 30, 2016 3:01 PM

    MARRERO - A Jefferson Parish man has been booked on a second-degree murder charge after his girlfriend's 2-year-old son died of head injuries. Sheriff Newell Normand says in a news release that 27-year-old Seth Redell told investigators he was caring for his girlfriend's toddler while she was out of town.... more »
  • Father arrested after admitting shaking, dropping infant son

    March 1, 2016 4:59 PM

    NEW ORLEANS - The son of a New Orleans attorney faces a second-degree murder charge after police said he admitted shaking, dropping and deserting his 2-month-old son who was found dead over the weekend. 20-year-old Justice Willard Brown faces charges in the death of his son, Justice Willard Brown... more »
  • Deputies: Child died after being hit in driveway Wednesday

    October 28, 2015 9:03 PM

    BATON ROUGE - A child died after being run over in a driveway Wednesday evening. Sheriff's deputies said the child was taken to the hospital by family members and pronounced dead from the injuries. The incident is still under investigation, a department spokesperson said in a news release. ... more »
  • Woman accused of leaving infant in alley

    September 22, 2015 12:31 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Police arrested a Baton Rouge woman after officers said she recently abandoned her infant in an alley. According to arrest records, police charged 19-year-old Miochia Paul with child desertion and arrested her on Sept. 21. The arrest affidavit said BRPD officers were called to 10210... more »
  • 3 people hurt in Alabama church shooting; suspect arrested

    September 21, 2015 9:17 AM

    EAST SELMA, Al.- An Alabama prosecutor says a suspect has been charged with attempted murder after allegedly shooting a woman, an infant and a pastor inside a church in Alabama. Dallas County District Attorney Michael Jackson says James Minter was arrested after the shooting Sunday at the Oasis Church in... more »
  • Father of murdered infant to be charged

    August 11, 2015 11:47 AM

    BATON ROUGE - Police said they will charge the father of a Baton Rouge infant who died this weekend with her murder. A Baton Rouge Police spokesperson said charges against 28-year-old John William Hope will be upgraded from second degree cruelty to a juvenile to first degree murder for... more »
  • Infant girl's death ruled homicide

    August 10, 2015 4:41 PM

    BATON ROUGE - The East Baton Rouge Coroner's Office confirmed Monday that a three-month-old infant girl's death by blunt force trauma to the head and neck is a homicide. The child's father, 28-year-old John William Hope, was arrested Thursday night on cruelty charges. John and the girl's mother,... more »
  • Police say infant found dead in storage unit after 14 years

    June 4, 2015 2:54 PM

    LAFAYETTE - Police arrested a Lafayette woman on murder charges after investigators said an infant's body was found in a storage unit this week, 14 years after the child died. According to KATC-TV , Lafayette Police charged 57-year-old Rebecca Landry with second-degree murder Thursday after the gruesome discovery was... more »
  • Infant rescued from malnourishment

    April 10, 2015 10:34 PM

    BATON ROUGE- Two parents are in jail for allegedly neglecting there three month old son to the point of starvation. Robert Scott, 28, and Sausha Clay, 22, have both been charged with cruelty to a juvenile. The infant was taken to Our Lady of the Lake weighing only... more »
  • New public health lab gives employees first up to par office space Play Video

    April 7, 2015 6:09 PM

    BATON ROUGE - The state's Office of Public Health is responsible for testing everything from blood samples to drinking water and, until today, they didn't have a viable work space. The department unveiled a new laboratory in Downtown Baton Rouge that has been in the works for more than... 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 »
  • Remains of Ice Age infants uncovered in Alaska

    November 11, 2014 3:43 PM

    FAIRBANKS, AK - Researchers have uncovered the remains of two Ice Age infants in Alaska's interior, a discovery archaeologists call the youngest human remains of that era found in northern North America. The Fairbanks Daily News-Miner reports the remains dating back about 11,500 years offer a new glimpse into ancient... more »
  • Police: Infant found dead in Baton Rouge home

    October 13, 2014 2:05 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Police said they responded to the death of a 6-week-old infant in Baton Rouge on Monday morning. The baby girl was found dead at a home on Big Bend Avenue just after midnight, according BRPD. Police said an autopsy on the infant is set for... 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 »
  • Infant survives being trapped under dead father

    October 12, 2014 2:14 PM

    PLEASANT HILL, La. - A 10-month-old infant is being treated at University Health in Shreveport after being trapped underneath the decomposing body of her father for up to three days. Sabine Parish Deputy Coroner Ron Rivers says the infant, Betty Jean Fields, was dehydrated and suffering from blistering skin. He... more »
  • Prosecutor: 3 babies' bodies found in filthy house Play Video

    September 12, 2014 2:06 AM

    BLACKSTONE, MA - Police have arrested and charged a woman in connection with the living conditions at the Massachusetts home where the bodies of three infants were found. Prosecutors say 31-year-old Erika Murray will be arraigned Friday on charges including intimidation of a witness on Friday. Blackstone Police Department spokesman... more »
  • 5-week-old baby left in car

    July 2, 2014 3:05 PM

    SLIDELL - The mother of a 5-week-old infant is in custody after she left the child locked inside a car for more than 30 minutes parked at a Slidell strip mall. Police booked 44-year-old Gloria Elzy, of Slidell, with second-degree cruelty to juveniles and a warrant for failure to appear.... more »
  • Walker PD: High parents left child in hot car

    July 1, 2014 12:00 PM

    WALKER - Police rescued a child from a locked car in Walker Friday after investigators said her parents were too high on drugs to realize they'd locked the child in the vehicle. Officers arrested Billy Henry Jr., 35, of Denham Springs and Lana Henry, 32, of St. Amant on... more »
  • Walker man arrested for death of infant

    May 15, 2014 3:25 PM

    WALKER- A man in Walker accused of killing his 4 week-old infant daughter, is now behind bars. Detectives arrested Franklin Finney after he admitted to covering the baby's mouth to stop her from crying. Finney says he did not realize the baby was no longer breathing until the baby's... more »
  • Teen killed, baby injured after wreck with big rig

    July 25, 2013 9:57 AM

    SATSUMA - State Police said an 18-year-old driver didn't stop at a stop sign and was killed when her pickup was hit by a big rig in Livingston Parish this morning. Troopers said an infant in the truck with Isabella Lacasse had minor injuries, and survived the wreck. ... more »
  • Report: Slain infant slapped, beaten by father Play Video

    June 28, 2013 2:40 PM

    BATON ROUGE - A police report reveals more disturbing details about the events leading up to an infant's death last weekend in Baton Rouge. According to an affidavit of probable cause, the mother of 11-month-old Aaliyah Heard told investigators that on June 20 the girl's father, 26-year-old Larry Leflore,... more »
  • Father charged with murder in infant's death Play Video

    June 27, 2013 4:09 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Police arrested the father of an infant who died last weekend after investigators said he abused her. Baton Rouge Police accused Larry Leflore, 26, of first degree murder and simple battery in the death of 11-month-old Aaliyah Heard. Police said doctors found a number of... more »
  • Report: Infant suffered burns, mother did nothing

    June 25, 2013 2:34 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Court documents show the mother of a slain infant admitted she did nothing about multiple burns to her daughter before the girl died this past weekend at a Baton Rouge hospital. According to an affidavit of probable cause, 28-year-old Ashley Heard told detectives she thought the... more »
  • Coroner: Infant had old injuries, death ruled homicide

    June 24, 2013 2:48 PM

    BATON ROUGE - An autopsy revealed the 11-month-girl who died this weekend also had several old injuries, according to the East Baton Rouge Parish coroner. The coroner's office ruled Aaliyah Heard's death a homicide today, saying the child died from blunt force trauma to the head. The coroner... 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 »
  • Ala. authorities on lookout for infant boy and teen

    June 18, 2013 4:23 PM

    BIRMINGHAM, Ala. - Alabama authorities are looking for a missing infant and a teen-aged girl who may be linked to his alleged abduction. The Department of Public Safety issued an alert Tuesday for 10-month-old De'Anthony Dejuan Kelly and 14-year-old Dor'Sayde Gathright. Officials say Gathright walked off with the child while... more »
  • Lafayette authorities investigate infant death

    June 11, 2013 4:03 PM

    LAFAYETTE - Lafayette Parish sheriff's deputies are investigating the death of a 5-month old baby. Deputies responded early Tuesday afternoon to a call about a non-responsive infant. Attempts to revive the child were unsuccessful. The Lafayette Parish Coroner will perform an autopsy to determine the cause of death. Authorities said... more »
  • Infant wanders from home, killed in driveway

    January 25, 2013 10:15 AM

    SLIDELL - Police said 10-month-old girl in Slidell died after she crawled away from her home, and was run over by her own father. Slidell Police said the family called 911 around 5 p.m. Thursday. The baby was immediately transported to Ochsner Medical Center - Northshore, where she was... more »

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