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  • South Carolina serial killer says there are more undiscovered victims

    December 9, 2017 9:10 PM

    SPARTANBURG, S.C. - A South Carolina man convicted of killing seven people says he has more victims who have not been discovered. The Herald-Journal of Spartanburg reports that, in an eight-page letter, Todd Kohlhepp wrote that he tried to tell investigators and informed the FBI, but he said "it... more »
  • Bishop: Mass on Thursday for Thibodaux Massacre victims

    November 23, 2017 4:08 PM

    THIBODAUX- A Louisiana bishop will celebrate a memorial mass for victims of a massacre of African-American Louisiana residents 130 years ago. A news release says the Most Rev. Shelton Fabre, bishop of the Houma-Thibodaux Diocese , decided to celebrate a special memorial Mass at noon Thursday in Thibodaux after... more »
  • Churchgoers hold car wash to raise funds for Harvey victims Play Video

    September 4, 2017 6:45 PM

    BATON ROUGE - People spent their day off helping to raise money and gather items for Texas victims of Hurricane Harvey. One group of eighth graders, their friends and siblings spent Monday washing cars for free and collecting donations. The group stationed at Jefferson Baptist Church set up stations... more »
  • Hundreds of children gifted free supplies at back-to-school event Play Video

    July 30, 2017 12:43 AM

    BATON ROUGE - Hundreds crowded under a covered picnic area at the Waddill Wildlife Refuge, trying to avoid the rain and grab some free school supplies Saturday. It's all a part of "Fishing for Backpacks", a back-to-school event that began four years ago. "From the first year we... more »
  • Ohio brewery producing 2M cans of water for disaster victims

    July 23, 2017 1:14 PM

    TRENTON, Ohio - An Ohio brewery will skip the hops and barley to produce 2 million cans of water for disaster victims. The Hamilton-Middletown Journal-News reports the water will be canned at the MillerCoors Trenton, Ohio, brewery over the next three years in a partnership with the American... more »
  • Thousands honor Pulse victims at ceremony

    June 12, 2017 10:17 PM

    ORLANDO, Fla. - People dressed as angels with white billowing wings took the stage as the names of the 49 people killed in a gay nightclub massacre were read at a commemoration attended by thousands of residents in downtown Orlando. City officials estimated that 15,000 people showed up for... more »
  • Accused fraudulent contractor's wife says they will lift all liens on customers' properties

    June 7, 2017 9:27 PM

    BATON ROUGE - The wife of a contractor arrested on several counts of fraud across multiple parishes has released a statement on behalf of their company Wednesday. Matthew Morris is accused of taking advantage of victims of the August flood and placing liens on many of those victims' homes.... more »
  • Vice President Pence pays surprise visit to Denham Springs couple Play Video

    May 24, 2017 9:04 PM

    DENHAM SPRINGS - A couple in Livingston Parish received a surprise visit from a very special guest Wednesday. Jimmy and Olive Morgan were shocked to find out that Vice President Mike Pence made an unexpected detour to visit them at their Denham Springs home. Pence was in town to... more »
  • Fake Uber driver charged with sexual assaults

    May 21, 2017 2:22 PM

    PROVIDENCE, R.I. - A Rhode Island man accused of kidnapping and sexually assaulting a 15-year-old girl while posing as an Uber driver has been indicted on multiple charges. Prosecutors allege 36-year-old Francis Scott, of Woonsocket, sexually assaulted four female victims between November 2015 and February 2017. Providence police say the... more »
  • Police respond to multiple shootings; At least one dead Wednesday Play Video

    April 19, 2017 3:15 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Authorities responded to reports of multiple shootings in the Baton Rouge area that left at least one person dead Wednesday. One person was killed in a shooting in the 3200 block of Plank Road around 1:45 p.m. Police identified the victim as a 36-year-old black... more »
  • State flood assistance survey now open Play Video

    April 9, 2017 3:29 PM

    BATON ROUGE - The Restore Louisiana Homeowner Assistance Program survey opened to all homeowners affected by the March and August 2016 floods Monday. This homeowner assistance program will help flooded homeowners with rebuilding assistance and some reimbursement. The initial survey was made available for all flood-impacted homeowners on... more »
  • 'Cooking in Central' returns to help flood victims Play Video

    April 1, 2017 11:37 PM

    CENTRAL - It's been more than 10 years since hurricane Katrina struck, but the 'Cooking in Central' fundraiser has returned to help disaster victims once again. Whether you're in the mood for delicious eats, an auction or you just want to play, you can find it all at the... more »
  • Cajun Navy looks to aid flood victims still struggling to rebuild Play Video

    April 1, 2017 10:56 PM

    DENHAM SPRINGS - During the flood, Burney Morgan's home in Denham Springs was hit by four feet of water. To he get back into his house, he applied for the state's Shelter at Home program. The program allows victims to stay in their homes while they try to rebuild.... more »
  • Abandoned next-door property keeps flood victim from returning home Play Video

    March 25, 2017 11:51 PM

    BATON ROUGE - A bent and broken chain link fence is the only thing separating one woman's home of 21 years and the blighted property next door. "It needs to be a safe neighborhood, and it's not safe right now, not with the doors wide open and abondoned. That's... more »
  • Contractor arrested over undone work

    March 18, 2017 1:34 PM

    BATON ROUGE -- A contractor who took $4,000 to remove and replace a flooded air conditioning system was arrested Friday. Laroy Turnipseed Sr. was booked into East Baton Rouge Parish Prison on a count of misapplication of payment by a contractor. A woman whose house was flooded told... more »
  • More victims come forward in Marine nude photo scandal

    March 17, 2017 5:14 PM

    WASHINGTON - A Navy investigator says more victims are complaining about explicit photos of them being shared online by active duty and retired members of the Marine Corps. Former and current female Marines say their photographs and those of women in other services have been shared on social media without... more »
  • Remaining victims from bus crash identified

    March 8, 2017 4:36 PM

    BILOXI - Authorities are releasing the names of the victims in a train-bus collision that killed four Texas tourists in Biloxi. Harrison County Coroner Gary Hargrove said Wednesday that 79-year-old Clinton Havran of Sealy, Texas, died at the scene of the wreck, while 62-year-old Deborah Orr died after surgery at... more »
  • Livingston mobile disaster recovery center closes Wednesday

    February 21, 2017 1:46 PM

    LIVINGSTON - The Livingston Parish mobile disaster recovery center at the Office of Homeland Security and Emergency Preparedness on Government Blvd. will close this week. The center is set to close Wednesday, Feb. 22 at 6 p.m. FEMA announced that the need for center has diminished and parish... more »
  • St. Amant High reopens for the first time since flood Play Video

    February 12, 2017 10:35 PM

    BATON ROUGE - St. Amant High School is ready to open its doors for the first time since the August floods. The school has been shut down for six months. In that same time, Principal Mia Edwards and much of the faculty have also been displaced by the flood.... more »
  • Bond set for $635,000 for contractor overcharging flood victims Play Video

    February 8, 2017 5:13 PM

    BATON ROUGE - A man was arrested Wednesday morning after committing contractor fraud in the wake of the August 2016 floods. According to Sheriff Jeff Wiley, 39-year-old Matthew Morris of Baton Rouge was arrested after the Ascension Parish Sheriff's Office received multiple complaints regarding possible contractor fraud. To... more »
  • Many flood victims awaiting assistance with income taxes

    February 4, 2017 7:13 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Lorenzo Lafleur and his family came out to the Main Library in Baton Rouge to get help with his income taxes. They lost everything in the flood. "I want to know is there is going to be some type of way to write it off.... more »
  • Steph Curry sneakers raise $26,400 for Oakland fire victims

    December 30, 2016 6:11 PM

    OAKLAND - Golden State Warriors star Stephen Curry has raised $26,400 by auctioning off two pairs of sneakers for victims of this month's Oakland warehouse fire. The East Bay Times reports that one set of white sneakers Curry wore in the Warriors' Dec. 15 win over the New York Knicks... more »
  • Hundreds help deliver hot meals to flood victims

    November 19, 2016 8:29 PM

    BATON ROUGE – Volunteers came by the hundreds to help flood victims in need of a hot meal for Thanksgiving. The Healing Place Church is on a mission to provide 10,000 holiday meals to flood victims and more than 1,400 bags of groceries. The church was hoping to... more »
  • A warning to displaced residents ahead of Thanksgiving Play Video

    November 14, 2016 11:43 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Thanksgiving is right around the corner and safety officials want to make sure people are preparing for a safe and responsible holiday in the wake of a turbulent summer in Baton Rouge. Baton Rouge firefighters are asking families that were displaced by the flood be aware... more »
  • More than a million in donations unloaded at Cortana Mall for flood victims Play Video

    October 19, 2016 10:51 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Volunteers spent the day unloading more than a million dollars worth of donations, going towards flood victims at an event next Thursday. Three to four stores worth of clothes, shoes, toys, cribs and other items were brought to the mall through a special program created by two... more »
  • US Death Toll From Hurricane Matthew Climbs to 42

    October 14, 2016 12:29 PM

    Hurricane Matthew continues to claim more victims. This morning Virginia officials confirmed to ABC News the state's second storm-related death, saying that a Suffolk man who disappeared during Hurricane Matthew was found dead on Oct. 12. The U.S. death toll from Matthew has now climbed to 42 as... more »
  • Disaster recovery center opens for flood-impacted residents in West Baton Rouge Parish

    September 9, 2016 5:41 PM

    BATON ROUGE – A disaster recovery center is opening in West Baton Rouge Parish to assist Louisiana flood victims. The center is set to open on Saturday from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m., seven days a week until further notice. The center is located at 210 Turner Drive at... more »
  • Flood victims, city leaders attend disaster information meeting

    August 30, 2016 8:45 PM

    BATON ROUGE - A meeting to discuss disaster relief efforts for flood victims was held Tuesday night at the Leo S. Butler Center. Councilwoman Tara Wicker along with representatives from FEMA, DSNAP, the Department of Public Works, EBR School System, the Office of Emergency Preparedness and others gathered to... more »
  • Attorney general warns flood victims of scams and gives tips for protection Play Video

    August 24, 2016 8:16 PM

    BATON ROUGE – Attorney General Jeff Landry’s office is warning residents impacted by the flood of possible scams and tips they should practice to protect themselves in a time where many are vulnerable. See below for the list of scams and tips: Price Gouging - Occurs when someone... more »
  • President tours flood ravaged areas, snaps selfies with flood victims Play Video

    August 23, 2016 5:28 PM

    ZACHARY - People in the Castle Place Subdivision in Zachary received a high profile visitor to their subdivision Tuesday. President Obama shook hands with flood victims and offered them words of encouragement during a three-hour visit to the flood ravaged region. Tamika Bennett's home filled with nearly four... more »
  • Samaritan's Purse volunteer group begins clean-up work for flood victims

    August 19, 2016 10:46 PM

    DENHAM SPRINGS - Volunteers with Samaritan's Purse are arriving from all over the country to help flood victims. Little by little, one load at a time, volunteers are throwing out the pieces. "It's hot and there's a lot of stuff and it's the first time I've ever done, I've... more »
  • 'Res-Que' team to give out free BBQ meals to flood victims, first responders

    August 19, 2016 6:00 PM

    BATON ROUGE – Members of Fleur de Que , Hog Dat Nation, March of the Pigs, Hogs for the Cause and Bacon Rouge are coming together to feed the Baton Rouge community following the recent flooding and severe weather. The group, dubbed as Hogs Res-Que Team, will be cooking barbecue... more »
  • Blue light bulbs out of stock at local businesses following police shooting Play Video

    July 29, 2016 10:54 PM

    Many local stores say they have consistently become sold out of blue light bulbs, purchased by residents looking to honor the officers who died in the Baton Rouge police shooting. "People everyday are looking for them since Mr. Matt's funeral," Charles Creed, an employee at a local hardware store... more »
  • JetBlue offering free flights to families of Orlando shooting victims

    June 13, 2016 5:24 PM

    ORLANDO - JetBlue airline company is providing free seats on flights to and from Orlando for those impacted by a mass shooting that took place on Sunday at a Florida nightclub that left at least 49 dead and another 53 injured. The free flights are available for immediate family... more »
  • Governor approves separated courtroom seating for victims

    June 10, 2016 11:54 AM

    BATON ROUGE - Crime victims, crime witnesses or their family members will soon have the choice to sit separate from defendants, defendants' family members or defense witnesses in Louisiana courtrooms. The governor's office said Wednesday that Gov. John Bel Edwards had signed the bill from Sen. J.P. Morell, a New... more »
  • EBRSO to host Evening of Remembrance

    April 14, 2016 8:28 AM

    BATON ROUGE - East Baton Rouge Sheriff Sid Gautreaux III is hosting the annual Evening of Remembrance Thursday night. The event is dedicated to remembering victims of homicide. Family and friends will honor their loved ones. One of the guest speakers is Barbara Mills, the mother of Brittney... more »
  • Coroner releases names of Convent RV park tornado victims

    February 25, 2016 11:33 AM

    NEW ORLEANS - The St. James Parish Coroner has released the names of those killed in a tornado that ripped through an RV park during Tuesday’s bout of severe weather. 59-year-old David Eugene Swann, of Satsuma, Alabama and 51-year-old Scott Ellis of North Carolina died Tuesday. St. James Parish... more »
  • Not everyone will get closure with serial killer's unexpected death Thursday Play Video

    January 21, 2016 11:52 PM

    PORT ALLEN - The death of serial killer Derrick Todd Lee might be bitter-sweet for families of victims suspected to have been killed by him but never officially connected or confirmed. Lee was convicted in two attacks but DNA linked him to five others. There are likely more, authorities... more »
  • Victims call for police to seek other Bourbon Street shooter

    January 16, 2016 6:56 PM

    NEW ORLEANS - Victims of a 2014 Bourbon Street shooting spree express satisfaction at the conviction of Trung Le, who fired the first four bullets. But they're calling on authorities to keep pursuing the still-unknown shooter who fired back 11 bullets on the French Quarter tourist strip. Le... more »
  • State Police identify victims in Clinton double murder

    December 8, 2015 1:03 PM

    CLINTON - Louisiana State Police have identified the victims of a double murder that happened in Clinton Sunday afternoon. The victims are 46-year-old Kem Smith of Clinton and 39-year-old Clifton Cowan, Jr. of Zachary. East Feliciana Parish Sheriff’s deputies and State Police reported the arrest of 31-year-old Eric... more »
  • U. S. flags ordered to half-staff for California shooting victims

    December 3, 2015 12:56 PM

    WASHINGTON - President Barack Obama is ordering U.S. flags to be flown at half-staff to honor the victims of the shooting in California that left 14 people dead. The White House says Obama signed the proclamation Thursday. It calls for flags to remain at half-staff through Monday and affects... more »
  • French ID all 129 victims of the Paris attacks

    November 18, 2015 6:49 AM

    PARIS - The French government says all 129 people killed in attacks Friday on a Paris stadium, a concert hall and cafes have been identified. A statement released after Wednesday's Cabinet meeting says about 100 families have come to see the bodies. At least 350 people were also wounded in... more »
  • Baton Rouge residents remember victims in Paris attacks

    November 15, 2015 8:31 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Dozens of people decided to spend their Sunday afternoon downtown honoring deceased victims of the Paris, France attacks. More than one hundred people were killed Friday evening at various places throughout the city, during a terrorist attack. People in Baton Rouge did their part to remember the... more »
  • Authorities search field connected to Duplantier murders Play Video

    October 22, 2015 5:23 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Law enforcement agencies confirmed that information of a possible buried body at a Duplantier property sparked an hour-long search in Baton Rouge Thursday. Just before 6 p.m., Sheriff Sid Gautreaux said confirmed that someone told authorities that 42-year-old Ernesto Llerena Alonso had killed another person and... more »
  • Subway pitchman's victims get $1 million

    October 22, 2015 5:12 PM

    INDIANAPOLIS - Ten victims of former Subway pitchman Jared Fogle have received a total of $1 million in restitution since he agreed in August to plead guilty to child pornography and sex-crime charges. Assistant U.S. Attorney Steven DeBrota tells The Associated Press the $100,000 checks were hand-delivered to the 10... more »
  • Suspect identified, wanted in Saturday night shooting

    October 10, 2015 11:04 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Police are looking for 26-year-old Jaime Rivera in a fatal shooting investigation The shooting happened in the 1200 block of Cristy Drive shortly before 8:00 pm. Eduardo Olivas, 33, died on scene from sustained gunshot wounds. The second victim, 36, was transported to a local... more »
  • Program scheduled to aid domestic violence victims Play Video

    October 5, 2015 6:18 PM

    BATON ROUGE - A program scheduled to help domestic abuse victims which will begin in January, focuses on getting victims of violence in the home out of dangerous situations in an attempt to end domestic-related disturbances in the future. The East Baton Rouge Parish District Attorney's Office received a... more »
  • Wakes Sunday for theater shooting victims

    July 26, 2015 2:48 PM

    LAFAYETTE - Services for the two people killed Thursday in the Grand Theatre Lafayette shooting were scheduled for Sunday. The viewing for Jillian Johnson started Sunday at 10 a.m. at the Delhomme Chapel of the Flowers in Lafayette and will continue until 6 p.m. Visitation will continue Monday at... more »
  • ACLU says Jindal executive order misguided

    July 26, 2015 11:45 AM

    LAFAYETTE - Civil liberty advocates warn that Governor Bobby Jindal's executive order to ban protesting at the funerals for two Lafayette movie theater shooting victims may violate the First Amendment. The American Civil Liberties Union of Louisiana said Sunday Jindal's intentions were honorable, but his order was "misguided." ... more »
  • Movie theater victims remembered for zeal to change the world Play Video

    July 24, 2015 6:39 PM

    LAFAYETTE- The pain in the air in the City of Lafayette was palpable Friday. Across the city, state and nation people mourned for the victims in Thursday's movie massacre. The shooting claimed the lives of 21-year old Mayci Breaux and 33-year old Jillian Johnson. Tears of sadness moistened... more »
  • Artist, student killed in Lafayette theater shooting

    July 24, 2015 10:30 AM

    LAFAYETTE - Louisiana State Police released the names of two women killed in a shooting at the Grand Theatre in Lafayette overnight. LSP said 21-year-old Mayci Breaux of Franklin died at the scene, while 33-year-old Jillian Johnson of Lafayette died from her injuries at a local hospital. According... more »
  • FBI looking for possible La. victims of sextortionist Play Video

    July 7, 2015 4:31 PM

    BATON ROUGE - FBI officials in Louisiana will soon release information related to a nationwide "sextortion" case where there are known victims in Louisiana. There are at least three victims in the state, and there could be others in a sexual exploitation case centered around a Florida man named... more »
  • Jindal agrees to new housing protections for abuse victims

    July 1, 2015 7:11 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Victims of domestic violence are receiving new housing protections in state law. Gov. Bobby Jindal's office announced Wednesday that the governor has signed the bill by Baton Rouge Sen. Sharon Weston Broome, a Democrat, that sets up the new guidelines. In addition to allowing victims to break... more »
  • Lawmakers focus on protecting sexual assault victims

    June 13, 2015 12:02 PM

    BATON ROUGE, La. - Victims' advocates say the way rape victims are treated in Louisiana is among the worst in the country. But that's soon to change. Lawmakers have approved a package of bills to address the way hospitals, authorities and public colleges investigate sexual assault and treat the victims.... more »
  • Flags ordered at half-staff for helicopter victims

    March 13, 2015 10:30 AM

    BATON ROUGE - The governors of Florida and Louisiana ordered Friday for flags at state buildings to be flown at half-staff for victims of a military helicopter crash. Governors Bobby Jindal and Rick Scott issued the executive orders to honor the four Louisiana National Guard members and seven Marines... more »
  • Saints QB, wife donate to Superstorm Sandy victims Play Video

    January 9, 2015 11:11 AM

    LONG BEACH, NY- New Orleans Saints quarterback Drew Brees and his wife Brittany are helping some suburban New York families rebuild homes damaged in Superstorm Sandy. Newsday reports the couple has made a $200,000 donation through their Dream Foundation to assist Long Beach families in storm recovery. The United Way... more »
  • Police: 3 conscious after shooting outside school

    December 12, 2014 2:58 PM

    PORTLAND, OR - Police say a shooter wounded two boys and one girl outside an alternative high school in what may be a gang-related attack in Portland, Oregon. Sgt. Pete Simpson said Friday that the victims are believed to be students at Rosemary Anderson High School, which serves about 190... more »
  • Crews to begin work to recover plane crash victims Play Video

    October 31, 2014 2:06 AM

    WICHITA, KS - Authorities say the "real work" will start Friday to recover the remains of four people who died when a small plane crashed into a building at a Kansas airport. Jet fuel from the twin-engine Beechcraft King Air burned so hot after the crash Thursday morning that portions... more »
  • Shootings leave EBR neigbhorhoods on edge Play Video

    October 2, 2014 5:57 PM

    BATON ROUGE - A triple shooting just hours apart from each other have some people on edge, or finding new places to live. One happened in the 4100 block of Cannon Street and left a 24-year-old man dead. Another happened in the 6200 block of Callahan Street; that victim... more »
  • Lawmaker outraged rape victims pay for emergency services Play Video

    September 25, 2014 9:50 PM

    BATON ROUGE - A politician believes it is time to change laws so sexual assault victims will stop getting billed for medical costs associated with attacks "That is an absurd thing for a victim to have to pay for," Sexual Trauma and Awareness Response executive director Rachael Herbert said.... more »
  • Putin: Russia will facilitate plane investigation Play Video

    July 22, 2014 4:06 AM

    MOSCOW, Russia - President Vladimir Putin says Russia will do "everything in its power" to facilitate an investigation into the Malaysia Airlines passenger jet crash, but accused Kiev and the West of escalating the conflict in the region. During a meeting with Russia's Security Council on Tuesday, Putin said Russia... more »

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