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  • 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 check to see if lock exists for regeneration 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 check to see if lock exists for regeneration 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 check to see if lock exists for regeneration 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 »
  • PayPal to refund donors in Georgia hot car case

    July 11, 2014 5:30 AM

    ATLANTA, GA - The online payment site PayPal says it will give refunds to people who donated to a fundraising campaign for a Georgia family whose toddler died in a hot car. PayPal spokeswoman Adriana Higuera says the company will soon be issuing refunds to customers who used PayPal to... more »
  • Investigators: Dad intentionally left son in hot car

    June 26, 2014 8:21 AM

    ATLANTA, GA - A Georgia dad was arrested in the death is son after investigators say he left the toddler in a hot car for hours. Justin Harris is charged with murder. He initially told police he accidentally forgot to drop his son off in daycare and didn't realize... more »
  • Naughty nanny behind bars

    June 26, 2014 8:10 AM

    LONG ISLAND, NY - A New York nanny was arrested after investigators say she left the toddler she was watching in the car while she went in a store to commit a crime. Witnesses called police after they saw Christine Nunes lock the girl she cares for in a... more »
  • Toddler drowns while in state custody check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    June 17, 2014 5:28 PM

    DENHAM SPRINGS - The family of a toddler who drowned last week in Mandeville is demanding answers from the state over how that happened. The toddler, 22-month-old Michael Bananno, drowned while in foster care in St. Tammany Parish. He had been removed from the custody of his parent's home... 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 »
  • Jury convicts 2 in fatal shooting of toddler

    August 31, 2013 12:13 PM

    NEW ORLEANS - A jury has convicted two cousins in the shooting death of a toddler who was shot as he sat in a car with his grandmother near a parade. The Times-Picayune reports that the Orleans Parish jury convicted 24-year-old Bernell "Benny" Pollard and 31-year-old Jamiron Pollard on Friday.... more »
  • Reward offered for tips in NO toddler's death

    August 30, 2013 4:37 PM

    NEW ORLEANS - New Orleans Mayor Mitch Landrieu and his police chief are appealing for the public's help in finding the person or people responsible for the shooting death of a 13-month-old girl. The child was being held by an 18-year-old baby sitter who was wounded in the Thursday night... more »
  • Toddler killed, babysitter wounded in New Orleans

    August 30, 2013 8:04 AM

    NEW ORLEANS - New Orleans police say a 13-month-old girl is dead and the child's 18-year-old baby sitter is in stable condition after a shooting in Central City. Police spokesman Frank Robertson says the toddler and baby sitter were out walking Thursday night when shots rang out and two men... more »
  • Man indicted in child beating death

    August 8, 2013 4:39 PM

    ZACHARY - A grand jury indicted a Zachary man today in the death of his girlfriend's young child. The grand jury charged Willie Stone, 23, with the second-degree murder in the April 15 death of Azaria Johnson. Stone told investigators at first that the 18-month-old child was unresponsive... more »
  • Man arrested after toddler found with AK-47, drugs

    August 8, 2013 1:51 PM

    BAKER - Police arrested an East Baton Rouge man after they said they found a stash of drugs and guns in the same room as his 10-month-old daughter. Baker Police Chief Mike Knapps said officers arrested Brenton Johnson Jr., 22, after a joint narcotics investigation with the East Baton... more »
  • 3rd suspect in killing of toddler arrested in La.

    July 28, 2013 7:24 PM

    BALTIMORE, MD - Baltimore police say they have arrested a third suspect in the murder of a 1-year-old baby after an investigation that led to Louisiana. Police say 22-year-old Rashid Mayo was arrested Saturday on the campus of Grambling University in Louisiana. Mayo was wanted for first-degree murder in the... more »
  • Father arrested after toddler left at gas station check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    July 21, 2013 8:09 PM

    BATON ROUGE - The Department of Children and Family Services said there will be a hearing this week to determine if a two-year-old should be returned to his father, after he was abandoned at an East Baton Rouge Parish gas station. Keith Augustine, 28, faces child desertion and abandonment... more »
  • Mom mum about cruelty charges check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    July 11, 2013 10:57 AM

    DENHAM SPRINGS - Sheriff's deputies arrested a Livingston Parish woman recently after they said she left two toddlers unsupervised in a running car, and one of them choked themselves unconscious using a car window. Deputies arrested Candace Gordon, 20, of Denham Springs Monday on charges of cruelty to juveniles... more »
  • Pleasant Hill child drowns in pool

    July 1, 2013 9:03 AM

    PLEASANT HILL- Authorities say a toddler drowned in a pool after apparently letting herself out of the house while her mother slept and her father was away. Sabine Parish Deputy Coroner Ron Rivers identified the child as 2-year-old Isabelle Frazier. An autopsy will be performed Monday to confirm the cause... more »
  • 3-year-old in hospital after being accidentally shot

    June 4, 2013 12:06 PM

    BENTON - A 3-year-old boy remains in the hospital after he was accidentally shot Monday evening. Bossier Parish sheriff's deputies say the shooting happened about 6 p.m. off Scarborough Road northeast of Benton. Deputies say a .22 caliber rifle that was propped against a sliding glass door fell and discharged... more »
  • Family of toddler who was shot, killed speaks out check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    January 22, 2013 6:18 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Relatives of a toddler killed last night when a gun accidentally went off spoke to News 2 about the pain it's caused their family. Police arrested Terrance Varise, 18, in connection with the shooting death of his brother, Travin Varise, Monday evening. Investigators said Terrance accidentally... more »
  • Cops: Mass. bargain hunter took home TV, left tot

    November 23, 2012 10:42 AM

    SPRINGFIELD, Mass. - Police say a Massachusetts man left his girlfriend's 2-year-old son in a car while he went shopping for Black Friday bargains, then went home with his new 51-inch flat screen television and left the toddler behind. Police, alerted by store security, found the boy asleep in the... more »
  • Mom gets 99 years in prison for gluing tot's hands

    October 12, 2012 12:38 PM

    DALLAS - A Dallas woman has been sentenced to 99 years in prison for beating her toddler and gluing the child's hands to a wall. Elizabeth Escalona faced from probation to life in prison. Prosecutors sought 45 years behind bars. A state district judge decided her sentence Friday. Police say... more »
  • Mom: Toddler 'didn't deserve' to have hands glued

    October 10, 2012 3:39 PM

    DALLAS - A Dallas mother who admitted to beating her toddler and gluing the child's hands to a wall says her daughter "didn't deserve that." Elizabeth Escalona took the stand Wednesday at a sentencing hearing after she pleaded guilty in July to felony injury to a child. Police say the... more »
  • Mom who glued kid's hands to wall faces life term

    October 8, 2012 12:47 PM

    DALLAS - A doctor has testified that a Texas mother who glued her 2-year-old daughter's hands to a wall also beat the toddler so badly that she suffered significant brain trauma and bleeding inside her skull. Elizabeth Escalona pleaded guilty July 12 to injury to a child. The 23-year-old mother... more »
  • Woman arrested after toddler left in car

    August 6, 2012 1:09 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Police arrested a woman in Baton Rouge after they said she left a toddler she was caring for in a locked car for more than an hour this weekend. Officers arrested Sunjay Barber, 27, in suspicion of child desertion and cruelty to a juvenile. According... more »
  • Toddler hurt when car flips, mom arrested

    July 19, 2012 3:12 PM

    HOUMA - A Gibson, La., woman was charged with injuring her toddler daughter while driving drunk after her car flipped on a Terrebonne Parish highway, State Police said. The 2-year-old daughter of Lisa Marie Townsend received minor injuries. State police spokesman Evan Harrell said the mother also was slightly injured.... more »
  • Texas woman pleads guilty to gluing girl's hands

    July 13, 2012 12:42 PM

    DALLAS - A Texas woman has pleaded guilty to injury to a child, acknowledging she beat her 2-year-old daughter and glued the girl's hands to a wall. The Dallas Morning News reported that Elizabeth Escalona told reporters as she left the courtroom Thursday: "Only God can judge me. That's all... more »
  • Hawaii cruise admits serving vodka to toddler

    June 5, 2012 1:23 PM

    HONOLULU - A company that manages a Hawaii dinner cruise says it mistakenly served alcohol to a 3-year-old boy. Army Spc. Bingyan Cai says her son Michael's orange juice contained vodka while they were aboard the Alii Kai Catamaran on May 26. The active duty mom tells Hawaii News Now... more »
  • Family of toddler want apology for no-fly mistake

    May 11, 2012 12:45 PM

    MIAMI - A spokesman for the family of an 18-month-old girl who was pulled off a flight because airline employees thought her name was on the U.S. no-fly list says the girl's parents do not plan to take any legal action. Rick Abbott told The Associated Press Friday that the... more »
  • Women use toddlers to steal clothing check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    March 15, 2012 6:32 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Three women used a toddler as a decoy to steal thousands of dollars of clothing from local boutiques, according to store owners. Surveillance video obtained by News 2 from Apricot Lane Boutique on Jefferson Highway near Towne Center shows the three women walk in, then let... more »
  • Livingston Parish toddler drowns in goldfish pond

    January 3, 2012 5:17 PM

    DENHAM SPRINGS - An 18-month-old girl drowned in a Livingston Parish pond in a "tragic accident" yesterday, according to sheriff's deputies. Chief Perry Rushing with the Livingston Parish Sheriff's Office said 18-month-old Alivia Blount was pronounced dead at a local hospital, after emergency responders were unable to revive her.... more »
  • More arrests made in New Orleans toddler death

    December 22, 2011 6:28 AM

    NEW ORLEANS (AP) - New Orleans police say they have arrested an alleged gunman in the shooting that killed a toddler days before her second birthday. And officials say federal marshals in Georgia have arrested another man who may have information about the shooting that killed Keira Holmes and... more »
  • Couple arrested after toddler found in street

    October 26, 2011 2:46 PM

    NEW ORLEANS - A New Orleans woman and her boyfriend were booked with child desertion after the woman's 3-year-old daughter was found wandering the streets of Algiers about 3 a.m. Both adults admitted leaving their home at 10 p.m. Tuesday. Sgt. Arnold Williams says 21-year-old Twynea Thomas went... more »
  • Toddler runs to grandmother's car, is run over

    October 9, 2011 3:03 PM

    STONEWALL, La.- DeSoto Parish Sheriff's Cpl. Garland Hensley says a toddler ran to the open door of his grandmother's moving car for one last kiss before she left - but fell and was killed when she panicked and hit the gas instead of the brake. Hensley tells The Times... more »
  • Tree falls on MS home, kills toddler

    April 26, 2011 1:54 PM

    MCCOMB, Miss. - A three-year-old was killed and her parents hurt when a tree was blown onto their home in McComb, Miss. early this morning. Police Chief Gregory Martin said the large oak tree demolished the front half of the home when it fell around 5:30 a.m., clipping the... more »
  • Dad says 2 year old Shot his Wife

    April 22, 2011 7:56 PM

    Authorities in Miramar,Florida took a toddler away from his dad while they investigate his claim the two year old got hold of a gun and accidentally shot his wife. The father called 911 saying the gun went off when the child held it, killing 33-year-old Julia Bennett. The man was... more »
  • Killing suspect's toddler child disappeared in '83

    March 12, 2011 3:58 PM

    HOUMA, La.- A man booked with murder after allegedly stabbing his wife and driving her corpse around for six hours was part of another tragedy in 1983: the disappearance of his toddler son in a Tacoma, Wash., park. The Courier of Houma reports that Stanley Lee Guidroz, now in... more »
  • LSP: Men traveling with toddler, drugs arrested

    December 20, 2010 11:42 AM

    HAMMOND – Three men traveling with a toddler were arrested after State Police said they found marijuana in their vehicle this weekend. Troopers stopped the men’s SUV for impeding the flow of traffic on I-12 near Hammond Sunday morning. The troopers said the men’s stories didn’t match up, so they... more »
  • 3-year-old dies after being shot in the head

    November 16, 2010 10:53 AM

    NEW ORLEANS - Police say a 3-year-old New Orleans boy is dead after being shot in the head, possibly as he played with a gun. Chief Deputy Superintendent Marlon Defillo says Brashaun Blue was found wounded in his home Tuesday morning in the Algiers section of the city. Blue was... more »
  • Toddler shot in face in Baton Rouge

    October 31, 2010 1:34 PM

    BATON ROUGE - A toddler is recovering in the hospital after he was shot in the face. Baton Rouge Police say the 3-year-old was inside a house in the 5300 block of Paige Street when he was shot Saturday evening. Witnesses tell News 2 they saw at least... more »
  • Parish considers revamping animal control

    October 25, 2010 7:05 AM

    Eighteen months after three dogs killed a Morganza toddler, the Pointe Coupee Parish Police Jury is set to overhaul the parish's animal control ordinance. On Tuesday, police jurors are expected to begin debating whether to assign fees to owners of potentially dangerous dogs, levy fines to owners of loose dogs... more »
  • Second suspect in child's death arrested

    October 1, 2010 10:42 AM

    The second man wanted in the shooting death of a 2-year old in New Orleans, has been arrested. 21-year old Bernell Pollard was arrested today. His cousin, 28-year old Jamiron Pollard, was arrested Wednesday and booked with one count of first-degree murder, because the victim was younger than... more »
  • Toddler nearly drowns over weekend in Livingston Parish

    September 6, 2010 3:27 PM

    Authorities say a toddler is fighting for its life in Livingston Parish after falling into a swimming pool over the weekend. The Livingston Parish Sheriff's Office said that a two-year-old child fell into a swimming pool Sunday at its home in the Chapel Hill subdivision of Watson. First responders... more »
  • Lawyer for SC mother asks "keep an open mind"

    August 18, 2010 11:32 AM

    The 29-year-old South Carolina woman accused of suffocating her two sons is expected to appear before an Orangeburg County judge this afternoon for an arraignment hearing on two murder charges. Authorities say Shaquan Duley suffocated her young sons, then strapped their lifeless bodies into their car seats before rolling the... more »
  • Toddler dies in house fire in Ouachita Parish

    July 15, 2010 10:28 AM

    A toddler is dead and a teenager is injured after a house fire in southern Ouachita Parish. Brice Young, 2, was pronounced dead at a hospital in Monroe Wednesday after his brother, Terran Kennon, 15, pulled him from the burning home. Fire authorities say Kennon was feeding and watering... more »
  • Toddler killed by car after wandering into roadway

    July 12, 2010 10:01 AM

    A one-year-old is dead after getting hit by a car last night around 8:30 p.m. in the 9900 block of West Tams. Investigators say Nubia Hernandez was playing with other children in a backyard. Adults were also present. Authorities say the child somehow made her way out of a... more »
  • Sentencing set in DeRidder toddler death

    May 26, 2010 2:17 PM

    A DeRidder man convicted of beating an 18 month-old boy to death, is set to be sentenced on Thursday. Jeffrey Paul Denby faces possible life in prison. The boy's mother, Holly Brewer, is set to stand trial June 21 on a charge of accessory after the fact to... more »
  • Man Arrested In Toddler's Death

    May 19, 2010 12:01 PM

    A 25 year old Opelousas man has been booked with manslaughter in the death of his girlfriend's 2 year old child. Napoleon J.Prudhomme of Opelousas was arrested Tuesday morning at his home. The Sheriff's Office says the investigation began when officer received a call on May 5 regarding... more »
  • MS Man Charged In Toddler's Death

    May 13, 2010 11:52 AM

    A grand jury in St. Tammany Parish has charged a Mississippi man with second-degree murder for allegedly shaking his girlfriend's 22-month-old daughter to death. A second degree murder conviction carries a mandatory life sentence. Reports indicate Andrew Roberts, 20, was babysitting the child while her mother was at... more »
  • Stolen gun found on occupied baby stroller in Walker

    May 7, 2010 4:46 PM

    Walker Police are tracking the past of a stolen gun. The gun, with the serial number partially removed, alarmed some customers at a snowball stand yesterday mostly because of where they saw it. Police say the gun was found on top of a baby stroller, right next to a baby... more »
  • 3 dead in Rapides Parish crash

    May 3, 2010 6:02 AM

    Two adults and a toddler are dead after a two vehicle accident south of Alexandria. It happened around 4 p.m. Sunday on La. Highway 3170 east of U.S. Highway 71. State police say a car driven by Cheryl C. Guidroz of Alexandria crossed the center line and collided with an... more »
  • Mississippi man booked in toddler's death

    April 6, 2010 5:28 PM

    A Mississippi man has been accused of killing his girlfriend's 22-month-old daughter. Andrew Roberts, 20, of Kiln, was booked Monday into the St. Tammany Parish jail on one count of second-degree murder, Sheriff Jack Strain said Tuesday. No bond has been set. It was not immediately known whether... more »
  • Woman arrested after toddler burned

    March 30, 2010 5:19 AM

    A 60-year-old woman from Shreveport is charged with child cruelty after a toddler showed up at a hospital with second- and third-degree burns. Police say the child had been placed in a bathtub of hot water. State social service workers called Shreveport police on Thursday after the 2-year-old girl had... more »
  • Man arrested in rape of toddler

    March 26, 2010 11:31 AM

    An 18-year-old man has been arrested in the rape of a 19-month-old girl in East Baton Rouge Parish. Authorities say Denzel Harrell was supposed to be watching the child Tuesday when it happened. The girl's mother took her to the hospital after noticing irregular bleeding Wednesday. Doctors confirmed that... more »
  • Toddler injured at block party shooting

    March 15, 2010 8:03 AM

    Three people, including an 11-month-old child were injured, after a shooting erupted at a block party in Metairie. Deputies say an 18-year-old woman was shot in the arm and an 11-month-old child received a graze wound to the head. Crime scene technicians say they recovered a number of spent shell... more »
  • Mom accused of leaving toddlers; turns self in

    March 4, 2010 8:51 AM

    A woman accused of leaving her twin sons with an acquaintance for four days has turned herself in. Angela M. Batchelor was charged Wednesday with eight counts of cruelty to a juvenile. Calcasieu Parish deputies say she had failed to return after telling the acquaintance she was going to get... more »
  • Toddler murder trial begins

    March 1, 2010 6:07 AM

    Jury selection is set to begin Monday in the first-degree murder trial of a Missouri man accused of fatally beating his girlfriend's 2-year-old son in 2007 while attempting to toilet train the toddler. Prosecutors intend to seek the death penalty against 32-year-old Dacarius Holliday if he is convicted as charged.... more »
  • Car stolen; toddler inside

    February 22, 2010 3:35 PM

    Police are searching for a man who stole a Ford Explorer with a 2-year-old boy still inside. Police say the boy's mother was pumping gas at a convenience store in Kenner with her purse, keys and baby inside the car. Witnesses say the man jumped in the SUV and... more »
  • Toddler starts apartment fire

    February 1, 2010 8:33 AM

    A three-year-old boy accidentally knocked over a burning candle in the bed where his father was sleeping Sunday afternoon. It happened at an apartment complex at 1155 Jim Taylor Drive in the Tigerland area of Baton Rouge. The boy was able to wake his father. They both got out... more »
  • Surgery begins to remove needles from toddler

    December 18, 2009 2:50 PM

    Doctors have started emergency surgery to remove four sewing needles from a Brazilian toddler that were allegedly inserted into him by his stepfather during a series of bizarre rituals. A hospital spokeswoman says surgeons in the northeastern city of Salvador plan to take out four of the dozens of... more »

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