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  • 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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