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  • Judge says she did not involuntarily commit theater gunman

    July 27, 2015 6:09 PM

    CARROLLTON, Ga. - A judge in Georgia is correcting the record about a mental health evaluation of the man who killed two people and himself inside a Louisiana movie theater last week. The family of John Russell Houser obtained a protective order against him in 2008 after their lawyer... more »
  • Mental health experts respond carefully to mass killings

    July 27, 2015 12:21 PM

    Each time mental illness is cited as a possible factor in a high-profile mass killing, there's a collective sigh among mental health professionals. Even as they see an opportunity for serious discussions of problems and remedies, they also worry about setbacks to efforts to destigmatize mental illness. "Most people who... more »
  • Jindal calls for more mental illness gun laws after shooting

    July 26, 2015 12:55 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Governor Bobby Jindal said Sunday more states should have laws which would stop people with a history of mental illness from purchasing guns. The governor made the comments on a national Sunday morning talk show in the wake of a deadly movie theater shooting in Lafayette... more »
  • Beyond Bricks EBR needs your help to improve school system check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    January 20, 2015 5:59 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Community leaders are begging for help hoping to "recharge" the East Baton Rouge school system after being plagued by hardship for several years. Poverty, mental illness and segregation are realities outgoing East Baton Rouge Superintendent Bernard Taylor said need to be talked about. He explained that... more »
  • The Mind's Eye Art Exhibition and Gala check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    May 29, 2014 7:55 AM

    BATON ROUGE - The National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) Baton Rouge is hosting an event featuring works of art created by artists living with mental illness. NAMI Baton Rouge President Florence Day and Art Curator Melissa Precise visited 2une In Thursday to talk about "The Mind's Eye: Art... more »
  • Treatment for a rising mental illness trend check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    April 3, 2014 6:35 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Health care leaders are responding as the number of people committed for mental illness is on the rise. Baton Rouge Police said they spend a lot of time with diagnosed patients who stop taking their medications. The Coroners Office ordered 6,000 patients be involuntarily committed for... more »
  • La. standoff gunman was treated for mental illness

    March 12, 2014 12:22 PM

    NEW ORLEANS - A police report says the gunman who killed two hostages during a standoff last August at a rural Louisiana bank had been treated several weeks earlier for paranoid schizophrenia at a California hospital after returning to the United States from a trip to Yemen. The report... more »
  • Family of man accused of sending ricin letters speaks

    April 19, 2013 11:38 AM

    OXFORD - The family of a man accused of mailing ricin-tainted letters to the president and a U.S. senator says they have tried for years to get him help for his mental illness. Jack Curtis issued a statement on behalf of the family of his brother, Paul Kevin Curtis, on... more »
  • Solutions sought for mental illness, gun violence check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    February 20, 2013 5:30 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Lawmakers, law enforcement and health professionals met today in Baton Rouge to discuss links between mental health issues and gun violence, and how to solve them. People in Baton Rouge tell News 2 it's an issue they've had to struggle with for some time. "Nobody... more »
  • Charenton shooting raises questions about mental illness check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    January 28, 2013 3:58 PM

    BATON ROUGE- Serious questions are being raised about mental health in the state following the shooting of three law enforcement officers and another man in Charenton, Louisiana over the weekend. Two of the victims died, one of them a police officer. "I can't believe the system failed that... more »
  • Judge: Man in school shooting not fit for trial

    January 7, 2013 5:42 PM

    OAKLAND, Calif. - A man accused of killing seven people at a small California Christian college has been deemed mentally unfit for trial. A judge issued the ruling Monday and ordered defendant One Goh to return to court Jan. 28. Goh is charged with seven counts of murder and three... more »
  • Suit: Mentally ill prisoner denied drugs, food

    October 22, 2012 4:09 PM

    NEW ORLEANS - A lawsuit accuses Tangipahoa Parish jail officials of routinely withholding prescription drugs and food from a prisoner for nearly two years while he suffered from severe mental illnesses. A federal suit filed Monday by the American Civil Liberties Union of Louisiana claims 33-year-old Dennis Bargher Jr. lost... more »
  • Prosecutors: Man stabbed grandmother 111 times

    October 15, 2012 12:49 PM

    SALT LAKE CITY - Court records say a Utah man accused of killing his grandmother stabbed her 111 times. In the newly released documents, prosecutors also claim Zachary Weston told police he cut her in several places and removed several of her internal organs. According to the records, officers went... more »
  • Loughner change of plea hearing set

    August 6, 2012 12:51 PM

    PHOENIX - The judge overseeing the Tucson mass shooting case that left six dead and former Rep. Gabrielle Giffords and 12 others wounded has scheduled competency and change of plea hearings for defendant Jared Lee Loughner. U.S. District Judge Alan Burns scheduling order confirms a plea deal has been reached... more »
  • Reagan shooter wants more time outside hospital

    November 30, 2011 12:42 PM

    WASHINGTON - The man who attempted to assassinate President Ronald Reagan wants to spend more time outside a Washington mental hospital, but a government lawyer says John Hinckley's request is premature, and says Hinckley recently tried to cover up browsing at a store for books about Reagan and presidential assassinations.... more »
  • Authorities: Woman drives off in police car in Florida

    March 22, 2011 1:04 PM

    RIVIERA BEACH, Fla. - Authorities say a Florida woman who was handcuffed by police and placed on the back seat of a patrol car managed to drive off in the cruiser, crashing it blocks away. Police in Riviera Beach said Monday that officers responded to a weekend call of... more »

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