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  • Finance class soon required for Salvation Army toys Play Video

    December 15, 2014 5:23 PM

    BATON ROUGE - The Salvation Army will begin distributing presents to children Tuesday, but for the first time some parents took a special class before getting free toys. Instead of just giving parents a fish, the Salvation Army says it wants to teach parents how to fish. That's why... more »
  • Christmas comes early for some BR kids Play Video

    December 6, 2014 6:20 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Hundreds of kids got early Christmas gifts this year. The annual "Breakfast with Santa" event rolled around once again for the Baton Rouge chapter of the Jack and Jill of America organization. The group hosted the breakfast amid a toy drive for the kids. Hundreds... more »
  • Law enforcement takes aim at toy guns Play Video

    December 2, 2014 4:17 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Toy guns will not be collected for some local toy drives since they look too much like the real thing. The East Baton Rouge Parish Sheriff's Office and the Constable's Office will hand out nearly 3,000 toys to kids this Christmas. Constable Reginald Brown says none... more »
  • Longevity, icon status get toys into hall of fame

    November 27, 2014 12:14 PM

    ROCHESTER, NY - Before the holiday wish lists and mad buying rush each year comes a dose of nostalgia with the National Toy Hall of Fame's annual picks for enshrinement. Bubbles, little green army men and the Rubik's Cube were inducted this year. But is the road to such playtime... more »
  • EBR Christmas Crusade applications being taken

    November 14, 2014 11:13 AM

    BATON ROUGE - The East Baton Rouge Sheriff's Office said deputies will start taking applications next week for their annual Christmas Crusade. The program was started in 1988 to help make sure thousands of children in need each year get toys and other gifts for the holidays. Parents... more »
  • Toys R Us pulls 'Breaking Bad' dolls

    October 21, 2014 5:59 PM

    NEW YORK - Toys R Us is pulling its collectible dolls based on the characters of AMC's hit series "Breaking Bad" after taking heat from a Florida mom who launched a petition campaign last week. The dolls are based on the series about a high school chemistry teacher who turns... more »
  • Livingston Parish opens doors to Christmas Crusade Play Video

    December 14, 2012 5:32 PM

    LIVINGSTON PARISH - Sheriff Jason Ard's Christmas Crusade distributed toys to over 1,200 kids today. Families opened their doors to Sheriff Deputies, who hand-delivered the toys to each household. For many deputies, the Christmas Crusade is about connecting with the public in a positive way. "It's seeing... more »
  • Michelle Obama donates to Toys for Tots

    December 11, 2012 3:52 PM

    WASHINGTON - Michelle Obama thanked military families for the inspiration they've given her as first lady as she delivered about 900 gifts Tuesday from White House aides to the Marine Corps' Toys for Tots campaign. Mrs. Obama said "military families are what inspires my work," as she thanked volunteers, donors... more »
  • Christmas Crusade celebrating with toys Play Video

    December 7, 2012 5:11 PM

    LIVINGSTON - Toys are piled high in Livingston Parish, ready for children in need to open on Christmas. Today was the last day for families to sign up for Sheriff Jason Ard's Christmas Crusade. For 26 years, the toy drive has brought joy to children up to 12 years... more »
  • Angola inmates on Santa's payroll

    December 3, 2012 4:06 PM

    ANGOLA- Inmates at the state's maximum security prison are working overtime to fill all the orders on Santa's list before Christmas. It's a tradition every year that gets inmates working on their down time to make toys and fix bikes for needy children. "They are elves," said Tom... more »
  • Kid tablets, retro brands are Toys R Us 'hot toys'

    September 19, 2012 12:24 PM

    NEW YORK - It's still technically summer, but for some it's not too soon to think about what the kiddies will want for the holidays. Toys R Us has come out with its annual "hot toy" list that includes tablets for kids, fashion dolls in the likeness of boy-band sensation... more »
  • Happy Meal lawsuit dismissed

    April 5, 2012 1:23 PM

    NEW YORK - Children in California will still be able to get toys with their Happy Meals. A San Francisco judge dismissed a proposed class action lawsuit that sought to stop McDonald's from using toys to market its meals to children in the Golden State. The suit had been filed... more »
  • Toddler gets new bike through Law Enforcement Crusade Play Video

    December 23, 2011 5:30 PM

    BATON ROUGE- It beginning to look a lot like Christmas. And the Law Enforcement Christmas Crusade is in full swing. Four year old Larone Bulter is just one of the hundreds of Baton Rouge kids who received toys through the crusade this year. A got a new bike and... more »
  • Angola prisoners see themselves as 'Santa's Helpers' Play Video

    December 5, 2011 5:47 PM

    BATON ROUGE-- A handful of prisoners imprisoned at the Louisiana State Penitentiary at Angola call themselves "Santa's Helpers," even though many are convicted murderers serving life sentences. That's because they spend all their free time hand-crafting jewelry, wooden toys, and refurbishing bicycles for children who may not otherwise get... more »
  • Vintage toys making a comeback for Christmas

    December 24, 2010 6:24 PM

    BATON ROUGE - They're toys that bring back memories of childhood, and this year they're flying off of local shelves. Legos, Lincoln Logs and Easy Bake Ovens are only a few of the vintage toys shoppers are picking up this Christmas. "People really appreciate being able to give... more »
  • Toys made by prisoners ready for delivery

    December 20, 2010 12:17 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Dressed in military fatigues, inmates from the IMPACT group delivered boxes of hand-made toys today that will wind up with underprivileged children on Christmas. The wooden gifts were designed, built and paid for by inmates at the Hunt Correctional Facility. Catholic Charities selects families to receive... more »
  • West Feliciana "Kids' Christmas" needs toys

    December 8, 2010 5:54 PM

    WEST FELCIANA - In the tenth year of the West Feliciana Sheriff's Office "Kids Christmas," they have 25 percent fewer toys than they need, with the event just days away. Last year, they gave about 200 kids gifts. This year, they're expecting 300 kids, but have gotten fewer donations.... more »
  • Police: Man admits to stealing Toys for Tots donations

    November 30, 2010 7:13 PM

    SULPHUR, La. - A Lake Charles man has been arrested for stealing thousands of dollars worth of toys that were meant for children of low-income families. After getting several tips about the theft, Sulphur Police detectives and Calcasieu Parish sheriff's deputies were led to 45-year-old Johnny Pappillion, who confessed to... more »
  • Requests up, donations down in Livingston Parish

    December 8, 2009 5:05 PM

    Wish lists for a gift-giving program in Livingston Parish are way up, while donations are not. Low-income families rely on a program called the Christmas Crusade to provide presents for their children. This year, nearly 40 more families are requesting help and the application process isn't over. Applications... more »
  • Zhu Zhu Pets declared safe for kids

    December 7, 2009 5:58 PM

    Toy safety regulators say Zhu Zhu Pets, one of the holiday season's hottest toy crazes, do not violate federal safety standards after all. A consumer group raised concerns this weekend over the presence of a potentially harmful heavy metal in a Mr. Squiggles model of the robotic hamsters that it... more »
  • 2 Your Health for Dec. 7

    December 7, 2009 5:41 PM

    Safety concerns over Zhu Zhu Pets toys, a recall of oysters from Texas, and how some diabetes drugs may put patients at risk are all discussed in this 2 Your Health report. more »
  • Livingston Parish Sheriff's Office spreads the holiday spirit

    November 30, 2009 4:54 PM

    Tough economic times are forcing many to rely on a 20-year-old tradition in Livingston Parish. Through the Christmas Crusade program, the Sheriff's Office uses your donations to purchase new toys for those 12-years-old and under. Each year, about 1,500 kids receive gifts. Sheriff Willie Graves says they expect more... more »
  • 2 Your Health for Nov. 24

    November 24, 2009 5:33 PM

    A list of dangerous toys, a crib recall and the link between chemotherapy and insomnia are discussed in this 2 Your Health report. more »
  • Toy Safety Report

    November 24, 2009 10:36 AM

    http://www.uspirg.org/issues/toy-safety more »
  • Christmas Crusade for Children program

    November 24, 2009 9:42 AM

    The East Baton Rouge Sheriff’s Office and Baton Rouge City Constable’s Office will be taking applications starting Monday, November 30th through Friday, December 4th for the annual Christmas Crusade for Children program. The program is a way for local agencies to donate and deliver holiday gifts to children in need.... more »

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