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  • Mentally ill man's deadly shooting fits troubling pattern

    January 25, 2016 12:28 PM

    ST. MARTINVILLE - A deadly confrontation between a mentally ill man and two sheriff's deputies in south Louisiana appears to fit a troubling, tragic pattern. Relatives say 32-year-old Michael Noel wasn't armed and didn't pose a threat when one of the deputies shot and killed him inside his home... more »
  • 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 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 »

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