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  • Treatment for a rising mental illness trend 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 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 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 »
  • Ohio mom pleads guilty to giving pot to toddler

    November 18, 2010 12:24 PM

    CINCINNATI - An Ohio woman has admitted giving her 2-year-old daughter marijuana and using her cell phone to record the child smoking it. Hamilton County court officials say 21-year-old Jessica Gamble of suburban Cincinnati pleaded guilty Thursday to corruption of another with drugs and tampering with evidence. Prosecutors... more »

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