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  • Care center loses license after child wanders into street

    June 17, 2017 12:52 PM

    NEW ORLEANS - A Louisiana child care center has lost its license and public funding after a toddler wandered into traffic. The child was not hurt. But, the Louisiana Department of Education says Five Star Learning Academy in New Orleans failed to report the incident to the state... more »
  • Report: Three, including toddler, shot on I-10 in New Orleans

    May 31, 2017 12:28 PM

    NEW ORLEANS – A man, woman and toddler were injured on Tuesday night during a shooting on I-10 in New Orleans. The shooting occurred on I-10 east near the Poydras exit, WWL reports . Police said the victims were traveling east bound when another vehicle approached and its... more »
  • Police: Utah woman locked her kids in trunk while she shopped

    May 27, 2017 3:32 PM

    RIVERDALE, Utah - A 39-year-old Utah woman has been arrested after she allegedly locked her two young children in her car's trunk while she went inside a Wal-Mart store to shop. Riverdale police say witnesses heard the children ages 2 and 5 making noise and saw the car shaking, got... more »
  • EBR Coroner: 8-month-old died of blunt force trauma

    May 23, 2017 5:08 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Police have launched an investigation after it was determined that an 8-month-old died of blunt force trauma. According to the East Baton Rouge Coroner's Office , 8-monthold Bryaneisha Washington-Dixon died Wednesday, May 17 after sustaining blunt force trauma to her abdomen. The coroner says the... more »
  • Police: 8-year-old suspect in Michigan toddler's home day care death

    April 17, 2017 11:57 AM

    MUSKEGON - An 8-year-old is suspected in the death of a 1-year-old boy who was left unsupervised in a home day care in Michigan. Muskegon Police Chief Jeffrey Lewis tells MLive.com for a story Monday that the toddler's body was found concealed Friday morning in a bedroom. He says the... more »
  • Toddler somehow gets onto Louisiana road, is killed by truck

    April 11, 2017 7:47 AM

    SLIDELL - Authorities are trying to determine how a 17-month-old girl wound up in a road where she was struck and killed by a truck. NOLA.com ' The Times-Picayune reports that the girl was struck Monday afternoon in St. Tammany Parish, while the toddler was visiting her grandmother's home in... more »
  • N. Carolina father accused of killing newborn, toddler

    March 25, 2017 9:14 PM

    RAEFORD, N.C. - A North Carolina father is accused of stabbing his infant and toddler daughters to death. Hoke County Sheriff Hubert Peterkin says 30-year-old Tillman Freeman III of Fayetteville is charged with two counts of first-degree murder for the deaths of 4-day-old Genesis Freeman and 2-year-old Serenity Freeman. Their... more »
  • Parents of 2-year-old boy buried under New Orleans bridge plead guilty

    February 23, 2017 5:55 PM

    GRETNA - The parents of a toddler who was found buried in a garbage bag under a Louisiana bridge have pleaded guilty to obstruction of justice. After Thursday's plea, State District Judge Raymond Steib Jr. sentenced Gabrielle Whittington and Onterio Thompson, both 22, to five years in prison - three... more »
  • Toddler hit by truck, mother demanding traffic slows down Play Video

    January 12, 2017 6:05 PM

    BATON ROUGE - A mother says she's had enough with cars and trucks speeding down her street and running the stop sign. Sunseray James says her toddler was hit by a truck Wednesday afternoon and that truck did not stop. It happened on Stanley Aubin Lane near Cedarcrest in... more »
  • 2-year-old from Houma hit by relative's truck in Pennsylvania mobile home park

    October 18, 2016 1:41 PM

    WILLIAMSPORT, PA - A Louisiana toddler was killed after she was hit by a truck driven by a relative in a mobile home park in Pennsylvania. The undercarriage of the truck hit the girl and carried her about 20 feet. Lycoming County Coroner identified the toddler as 2-year-old... more »
  • 2 Mississippi police officers fired in child's death

    October 5, 2016 10:45 AM

    LONG BEACH, Miss. - Reports say two Mississippi police officers have been fired after the death of a 3-year-old girl, who authorities say was left alone in a parked patrol car for four hours last week. Local media organizations report the Long Beach Board of Aldermen voted unanimously Tuesday night... more »
  • Family celebrates birthday of boy killed by alligator at Disney World

    September 4, 2016 5:37 PM

    OMAHA - Parents of the toddler who was killed by an alligator at Walt Disney World in Florida say they will always remember their sweet little boy. Melissa and Matt Graves spoke to a group of several hundred people gathered at a high school football stadium Saturday to remember Lane... more »
  • Disney builds stone wall at lake where alligator killed boy

    August 7, 2016 5:11 PM

    ORLANDO - Workers are building a stone wall around a Walt Disney World lake where an alligator killed a toddler earlier this summer. Disney officials told the Orlando Sentinel for a story published Sunday that the barrier wall is part of the new security plan following the death of 2-year-old... more »
  • Parents won't sue Disney over son's death by gator

    July 20, 2016 11:39 AM

    ORLANDO - The parents of a toddler killed by an alligator at Walt Disney World say they don't plan to sue the theme park resort over the death. Matt and Melissa Graves of Omaha, Nebraska, said in a statement Wednesday they want to focus on their family's future health. A... more »
  • Disney intern fired over alligator tweet gets job back

    July 16, 2016 3:14 PM

    ORLANDO - A Walt Disney World intern is back on the job after she was briefly fired for tweeting a photo of a sign telling employees how to respond to questions about alligators in the theme park's waters. The Orlando Sentinel reported that Shannon Sullivan was fired this week after... more »
  • Emails asked firefighters to stop feeding gators near Disney

    July 14, 2016 9:54 AM

    LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. - Firefighters at Walt Disney World were warned to stop feeding alligators at one of the resort's fire stations two months before an alligator killed a toddler. According to emails obtained by Orlando Sentinel, Reedy Creek Emergency Services admonished firefighters for feeding at least one... more »
  • Parents of missing St. Tammany Parish toddler arrested

    July 8, 2016 12:35 PM

    ELMWOOD - The parents of a missing 2-year-old boy have been arrested after the body of a toddler was found under the Huey P. Long bridge in Jefferson Parish. Media outlets report 21-year-old Gabrielle Whittington and 21-year-old Onterio Thompson were arrested Thursday and charged with unlawful disposal of human remains... more »
  • Dad says 2 gators involved in Disney attack that killed son

    July 3, 2016 3:37 PM

    LAKE BUENA VISTA - The father of a toddler killed by an alligator at Disney last month told rescue officials two alligators were involved in the attack. According to emails from the Reedy Creek Fire Department, Matt Graves said he was attacked by a second alligator as he tried to... more »
  • Assumption deputies find diaper-clad 2-year-old on highway

    June 30, 2016 12:20 PM

    LABADIEVILLE - Sheriff's deputies say a 2-year-old wearing only a diaper was found standing alone in the middle of a state highway in Assumption Parish after leaving a home without being noticed. Sheriff Leland Falcon said in a statement Wednesday deputies arrested 41-year-old Ivone Pina, of Labadieville (LAH'-buh-dee-vill), on a... more »
  • State police: Toddler killed in St. Landry Parish crash

    June 27, 2016 9:31 AM

    OPELOUSAS - State police say a 1-year-old girl who was improperly restrained died after the pickup she was riding in overturned in Louisiana's St. Landry Parish. Master Trooper Brooks David says the crash happened shortly before 6:30 a.m. Sunday when 24-year-old Bendel Williams drove off the right side of... more »
  • Nebraska family 'devastated' by fatal gator attack at Disney

    June 17, 2016 9:18 AM

    ORLANDO, Fla. - The parents of a Nebraska toddler killed by an alligator at a Walt Disney World resort say they're devastated by the death of their son. A statement by Matt and Melissa Graves of Omaha, Nebraska, says words can't express the shock and grief their family is experiencing.... more »
  • Residents mark 15 years since Clinton toddler's disappearance

    May 15, 2016 11:09 PM

    CLINTON – Family members of a missing toddler who vanished from a Clinton home marked a somber anniversary Sunday. Wesley Dale Morgan disappeared without a trace from his Clinton home 15 years ago Sunday, May 15, 2016. He was last seen May 15, 2001 at his home off of... more »
  • Police search for man accused of burning 2-year-old

    April 28, 2016 1:07 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Detectives have issued an arrest warrant for a man accused of injuring a 2-year-old victim a week ago Baton Rouge Police say the toddler suffered second-degree burns to his hips and buttocks on the night of Apr. 21. 22-year-old Jamal Ackerson is now wanted for... more »
  • Father arrested in missing child search had recently spent time in a mental health facility Play Video

    February 19, 2016 8:12 AM

    BATON ROUGE - The suspect in a missing child case overnight had just been released from a mental health facility and was wanted for a threatening tirade at a fast food restaurant hours before the child went missing, arrest documents obtained by WBRZ indicate. Donoven Bessie, 23, was arrested... more »
  • Toddler dies; fell into pool with more than 1 foot rainwater

    December 27, 2015 8:57 PM

    SHREVEPORT - A 2-year-old boy has died, four days after he slipped out of his house and was found in a swimming pool with more than a foot of rain water in it. Noah Porteau's family tells KSLA-TV that he died Sunday morning. The station reports that he'd been on... more »
  • Two-year-old boy in critical condition, mother charged with attempted murder

    October 27, 2015 10:11 PM

    BATON ROUGE - A woman in Baton Rouge is facing attempted murder charges accused of trying to kill her two-year-old son. The child was taken to the hospital in critical condition. He has neurological impairment and many broken bones. Samantha Snell, 29, of 8562 Rush Avenue is charged with Attempted... more »
  • Child dead after being left in a hot car in Las Vegas

    August 28, 2015 9:34 PM

    LAS VEGAS - A 4-year0old boy diead after he was left in a hot car for 90 minutes in Las Vegas. Outside temperatures reached 100 degrees Thursday, in Las Vegas. Police said they were called to the scene just after 6:30 p.m. after the boy was found in... more »
  • Mom accused of letting toddler sip margarita avoids trial

    July 16, 2015 11:10 AM

    SALEM - A Massachusetts woman accused of allowing her 2-year-old daughter to sip her margarita at a restaurant and pouring some of it into the girl's sippy cup has avoided trial and possible deportation. Forty-two-year-old Sheldy Nelson of Lynn was originally scheduled to go to trial Wednesday on charges of... more »
  • Two boys rescue children from burning home in Florida

    June 17, 2015 4:26 PM

    OAKLAND, Fla. - Two grade school boys who rescued a toddler and a baby from a fire say they didn't think twice about going into a burning home. Ten-year-old Isiah Francis and 11-year-old Jeremiah Grimes say they were watching YouTube and playing video games Tuesday when they smelled smoke coming... more »
  • Family members say final goodbyes to 22 month old

    June 13, 2015 10:49 PM

    BATON ROUGE - The family of Angel Green, the toddler who died last week after being left in a hot van by daycare workers, said their final goodbyes Saturday afternoon. " We lost an angel today and we're going to miss her," said Deera Williams, a friend of the... more »
  • Mother of dead toddler speaks out Play Video

    June 10, 2015 7:42 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Joy Green is putting the pieces back together after losing her youngest child last week. "I never thought that when I dropped Angel off, on my way to work Friday that it would be my last time seeing my child," said Green fighting back tears. ... more »
  • Accused killer of one year old boy demonstrates how he beat him

    June 9, 2015 7:59 PM

    BATON ROUGE - The father of a murdered one year old boy was escorted out of court today. Demarcus Gray Sr. watched his son's accused killer admit to and demonstrate how he beat the boy to police during questioning back in 2011. Randy Parker faces a murder charge,... more »
  • Daycare workers arrested for death of child Play Video

    June 6, 2015 11:57 AM

    BATON ROUGE - Police arrested two daycare workers in connection with the death of a toddler after they left the child in a vehicle. According to Baton Rouge police, 47- year- old Shelia Newman and 26- year- old April Wright are both booked and charged with Negligent Homicide for... more »
  • Wildlife and Fisheries agents save drowning toddler Play Video

    May 13, 2015 6:46 PM

    LIVINGSTON PARISH - Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries agents were on regular patrol near the Amite River Diversion Canal in Livingston Parish when they happened across the chance to to save a life. The attention of the LDWF agents was grabbed when they heard a woman beckoning for... more »
  • Wildlife agents help save toddler from drowning

    May 12, 2015 5:11 PM

    MAUREPAS - State wildlife agents helped save a three-year-old boy from drowning in a Livingston Parish swimming pool this weekend, according to the Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries. Spokesperson Adam Einck said Lt. Louis Burnett and Senior Agent Michael Marques Jr. were in a boat patrolling Amite River... more »
  • NOPD releases image of man who opened fire, struck 2-year-old

    April 21, 2015 6:52 AM

    NEW ORLEANS - Police are gathering information on a man who fired shots near a group of children Monday night, striking one of them in the leg during an apparent attempt to hit another man sitting on a porch nearby. WWL-TV in New Orleans reports that incident happened around... more »
  • Neighbors: Drive-by shooting left toddler covered in blood Play Video

    March 3, 2015 5:49 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Baton Rouge Police are investigating a drive-by shooting that left a toddler covered in blood and police with their hands tied. A two-year-old boy was raced to the emergency room last night, injured by shards of glass from a car window that was shot out. ... more »
  • Mother charged in death of toddler son wedged in car window

    February 24, 2015 4:21 PM

    ZWOLLE - The mother of a 19-month-old toddler who died after becoming wedged in a car window has been charged with negligent homicide. The Times reported on Tuesday that Deunka Lynch, 26, of Zwolle was booked into the Sabine Parish Jail on Feb. 10, according to Zwolle Police Chief Daniel... more »
  • Toddler food often has too much salt, sugar

    February 2, 2015 2:03 AM

    CHICAGO, IL - A new study says many packaged meals and snacks for toddlers contain worrisome amounts of salt and sugar. That's a concern because it could potentially give kids an early preference for foods that may contribute to obesity and high blood pressure. Researchers at the federal Centers for... more »
  • A cab ride to a heist

    January 20, 2015 7:50 PM

    WILMINGTON-DELAWARE- A woman called a cab for a trip to a convenience store and loaded up her toddler to go with her at 3:30 in the morning. Turns out, the cab ride was to rob the store, according to police. State troopers say Amanda Paoletti told the cabbie to... more »
  • Toddler stolen along with car helped police find him

    January 13, 2015 11:41 AM

    SALT LAKE CITY - Authorities say they found a 3-year-old boy who was sitting in a car stolen outside a Utah day care after he answered his mother's cellphone and honked the horn to draw their attention. Police in the city of Ogden say the boy's mother left the unlocked... more »
  • Murder charges filed against mother of dead toddler Play Video

    December 31, 2014 1:31 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Police filed upgraded murder charges Wednesday against a Baton Rouge mother who investigators said slammed her toddler's head against a wall and killed her. Police said Candice Smith faces first degree murder charges for the death of 2-year-old Da'Laijha Smith. She was originally arrested on second... more »
  • Autopsy today in toddler's death Play Video

    December 30, 2014 5:34 AM

    BATON ROUGE - The mother of a toddler has been arrested in Baton Rouge following the death of her two-year-old daughter. According to police, emergency officials were called to a home on Beechwood St. around 9 p.m. Monday night for an unresponsive toddler. CPR was performed and the 2-year-old... more »
  • Funeral arrangements set for toddler who died in hole Play Video

    December 24, 2014 11:00 PM

    BATON ROUGE- Funeral arrangements for Jassiah are scheduled at Promise Land Baptist Church on Plank Road at 11:00 a.m. on Saturday, Jan. 3, 2015. Visitation will be held from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. on the same day. Clark was honored when a small crowd gathered at an abandoned... more »
  • Man sentenced after taping drug sale near toddler

    December 11, 2014 3:32 AM

    NEW ORLEANS - A gang member whose crimes included a drug deal that he apparently video-recorded himself - with a toddler inches away - was sentenced to 12 years in prison by a federal judge in New Orleans. The sentence was handed down Wednesday against 21-year-old William Henderson. Henderson pleaded... more »
  • No death penalty for dad charged in toddler death

    September 24, 2014 2:51 PM

    ATLANTA- A prosecutor says he won't seek the death penalty for a Georgia man whose toddler son died after he was left in a hot vehicle. Cobb County District Attorney Vic Reynolds said Wednesday he won't seek the death penalty against Justin Ross Harris. Harris faces multiple charges, including malice... more »
  • Dad in Georgia hot car death charged with murder

    September 4, 2014 10:30 AM

    ATLANTA - A Georgia man whose son died after he was left in a hot car for seven hours has been charged with murder in the toddler's death. A Cobb County grand jury on Thursday indicted Justin Ross Harris on multiple charges including malice murder, felony murder and cruelty to... more »
  • Cops: NYC woman said she stepped on tot, who died

    August 24, 2014 5:14 PM

    NEW YORK - Authorities say a New York City woman charged with killing a toddler in her care told police she threw the boy to the floor and stepped on him three times. Athena Skeeter was arraigned Sunday on charges of manslaughter and endangering the welfare of a child. According... more »
  • 16-month-old boy drowns in Denham Springs

    September 21, 2013 5:25 PM

    DENHAM SPRINGS - A 16-month-old boy was pronounced dead today after a possible drowning in Denham Springs. Around 12:30 p.m., The Livingston Parish Sheriff's Office responded to the scene on Lafourche Lane. Deputies say no foul play is suspected. The sheriff's office did not release any further details. more »

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