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  • Witness tried to help shooting victim Play Video

    October 29, 2014 6:12 PM

    BATON ROUGE - A woman who tried to help the victim in a deadly shooting overnight in Baton Rouge said she couldn't sleep after seeing the teen suffer. "For him to just be spitting up blood like that, it just scared me," said Renee Allen, who asked WBRZ not... more »
  • Man who shot pregnant wife to be sentenced next month Play Video

    October 19, 2014 10:27 PM

    BATON ROUGE - After two years, the man who shot his pregnant wife is being sentenced next month. Frank Atkins has been convicted of second degree murder and attempted second degree murder. He is facing a life sentence and will go before the court one last time next... more »
  • Local leaders hold panel discussion on violence against black males Play Video

    September 27, 2014 6:47 PM

    BATON ROUGE - In the wake of national events such as the shooting in Ferguson, locals came together to have a conversation about violence in the black community, specifically against young black males. Councilwomen Ronnie Edwards, Donna Collins-Lewis, Representative Regina Barrow and Senator Sharon Weston Broome hosted the event.... more »
  • Sheriff vows justice after murder of 7-year-old Play Video

    September 16, 2014 10:13 PM

    BATON ROUGE- Authorities renewed an effort to try and find the killer of a seven-year-old boy. Terrez Coleman was murdered in a drive-by-shooting in August while he was riding in the car with his family on Prescott Road near Joor. A bullet from a passing car pierced his family's... more »
  • Goodell: NFL closely watching McDonald case

    September 4, 2014 8:24 AM

    RENTON, WA - Commissioner Roger Goodell said the NFL is closely watching San Francisco 49ers defensive lineman Ray McDonald's case after the institution of the league's new policy on domestic violence. Goodell spoke after attending a youth event Wednesday night. Goodell said the league is still waiting to get all... more »
  • Religious leaders plea for an end to violence Play Video

    August 20, 2014 5:38 PM

    BATON ROUGE - The senseless death of 7-year-old Terrez Coleman has his family begging for justice, and religious leaders calling for criminals to stop killing. They say the entire community needs to come together to stop this type of violence. "Only a holistic response, will have any hope of... more »
  • Sheriff looking for vehicle in 7-year-old's murder Play Video

    August 20, 2014 4:54 PM

    BATON ROUGE- The sheriff's office released an image of a car described as a "vehicle of interest" in the drive-by murder of a seven-year-old boy. Sheriff Sid Gautreaux said at a Wednesday evening news conference, the car is a light-colored, four-door sedan. He released a grainy picture of the... more »
  • Sheriff to hold news conference related to 7-year-old's murder

    August 20, 2014 3:11 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Sheriff Sid Gautreaux has planned an evening news conference to release information related to a case that has outraged the community: the drive-by murder of a seven-year-old boy. Department spokeswoman, Casey Hicks, said the department has been working since the shooting Saturday night and will update... more »
  • Family struggling to cope with death of boy Play Video

    August 19, 2014 6:10 PM

    BAKER- Three days after losing their only son, Terry and Felicia Coleman are struggling to swallow the senseless violence that took their child. Terrez Coleman, 7, was shot and killed while riding with his family in their car down Prescott Road near Joor. Deputies think someone drove by the... more »
  • Missouri governor calls off Ferguson curfew

    August 18, 2014 2:07 AM

    FERGUSON, Mo. - Missouri Gov. Jay Nixon is lifting a curfew while ordering the National Guard to help restore order in a St. Louis suburb that has seen sometimes violent protests since the fatal police shooting of an unarmed black teenager. Nixon deployed the Guard Monday following an overnight clash... more »
  • 2nd shooting in Port Allen

    August 17, 2014 5:47 PM

    PORT ALLEN - Residents who stay in Port Allen are dealing with more and more violence. Saturday afternoon marked the second shooting, for the city, within three days. Witnesses told News Two that Saturday afternoon, multiple gun shots went off near Franklin street and one person was hit... more »
  • Dozens gather at Capitol for domestic violence vigil Play Video

    August 14, 2014 10:12 PM

    BATON ROUGE - A group gathered on the Capitol steps Thursday evening to call attention to the wide-spread issue of domestic violence in Louisiana. People shared their stories and paid tribute to those who died because of violence at home. The vigil honored Aleria Cyrus Reed and other victims... more »
  • Protesters gassed, journalists arrested in Ferguson

    August 14, 2014 10:25 AM

    FERGUSON, Mo. - Police in the St. Louis suburb of Ferguson aren't yet saying how many people were arrested during a night of violent protests over the shooting death of an unarmed black teen. But the St. Louis Post-Dispatch says about 10 people were arrested -- including a St. Louis... more »
  • More than 30 arrests in violence following vigil for shooting victim Play Video

    August 11, 2014 10:15 AM

    FERGUSON, MO - Police say the FBI is taking over the investigation of a suburban St. Louis police officer who fatally shot an unarmed teenager. Ferguson Police Chief Tom Jackson tells The Associated Press that he was informed Monday that the FBI was going to take over the investigation... more »
  • US: No sign Russia helping to ease Ukraine fight

    July 29, 2014 10:59 AM

    WASHINGTON - The United States says there's been "no shred of evidence" that Russia is willing to help end the violence and bloodshed between the Ukraine separatists backed by Moscow and the government in Kiev. Secretary of State John Kerry issued a new warning Tuesday that the U.S. and European... more »
  • Pilgrim Rest Baptist Church Stands up for our Youth Play Video

    July 14, 2014 8:38 AM

    PLAQUEMINE - Pilgrim Rest Baptist Church is Standing Up for our Youth this weekend with a new youth program. Ministers Demetre Jackson and Jeffrey Nelson joined us on 2une In this morning with more information. They say the program is designed to help children and teenagers who are struggling... more »
  • Teen latest victim of New Orleans violence

    July 7, 2014 6:19 AM

    NEW ORLEANS - Police in New Orleans are investigating the city's latest homicide. A city news release says police responded to a call about gunfire early Monday in the city's Hollygrove neighborhood. The victim, described as an 18-year-old male, was found in the back yard of an abandoned house. He... more »
  • BRAVE holds discussion with teens Play Video

    June 30, 2014 3:01 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Baton Rouge teens got a chance to voice their concerns about violence Monday to parish safety leaders in the BRAVE program. Mayor-President "Kip" Holden, District Attorney Hillar Moore, East Baton Rouge Parish Sheriff Sid Gautreaux III and others spoke to the teens about key issues in... more »
  • Soccer star Hope Solo due in court

    June 23, 2014 7:50 AM

    KIRKLAND, WA - U.S. women's soccer goalkeeper Hope Solo is scheduled to appear in court Monday in connection with her domestic violence arrest at her sister's home in Kirkland, in suburban Seattle. Officers said Solo was intoxicated early Saturday when she was accused of assaulting her sister and 17-year-old nephew.... more »
  • People in Livingston parish rally against domestic violence

    June 22, 2014 6:25 PM

    Denham Springs- People from the Livingston parish community showed up to show their support at the domestic violence rally, Sunday. Southeast Advocates for Family Empowerment, S.A.F.E., led the rally. The Executive Director of S.A.F.E., Pam Hutcheson, says they will provide more services to people in Livingston parish who... more »
  • Woman in critical condition after domestic dispute

    May 12, 2014 10:46 AM

    HAMMOND - The Tangipahoa Parish Sheriff's Office said they are investigating a shooting that occurred after a domestic dispute on Sunday afternoon. Margaret Jackson, 47, was shot in the stomach while attempting to stab a man inside an E. Illinois St. residence in Hammond, according to Sheriff Daniel Edwards.... more »
  • Upstage Theatre tackles violence in the community Play Video

    May 9, 2014 8:55 AM

    BATON ROUGE - The impact of violence on the community is coming to the stage in Baton Rouge this weekend. You can catch the Upstage Theatre Company's production of "Zooman and the Sign" Friday, May 9th and Saturday, May 10th. In the play, a random act of violence scares... more »
  • Pro-Russians to hold referendum in east Ukraine

    May 8, 2014 5:28 AM

    DONETSK, Ukraine - A pro-Russia insurgency in east Ukraine has decided to go ahead with a referendum on autonomy despite a call from Russian President Vladimir Putin to delay the vote. The coordinating committee of the so-called Donetsk People's Republic announced after a meeting Thursday that it would hold the... more »
  • EBR judge wants domestic violence court Play Video

    April 24, 2014 5:08 PM

    BATON ROUGE - A Baton Rouge judge wants to establish a domestic violence court in East Baton Rouge Parish. State District Judge Donald Johnson says the recent domestic related murders in Ascension Parish motivated his ideas to create a new court that he feels would help to curb domestic... more »
  • Painful lesson learned after drive-by shooting Play Video

    April 16, 2014 5:45 PM

    BATON ROUGE- An 18-year old is learning a painful lesson after he was injured during a drive-by shooting last night. It happened on Avis Ave, near Staring Lane, where police say someone opened fire from a car, hitting three people. One man was seriously injured. Darrell Oby's son... more »
  • More arrests could come in Baker murders Play Video

    April 1, 2014 6:16 PM

    BAKER- More arrests could happen after a boy was charged with murdering three teens at a birthday party at the Baker Civic Club on Friday. Nakeydran Williams, 16, is charged with three counts of first-degree murder and one count of attempted murder in the shooting. Baker Chief of... more »
  • Police have questions after sister kills brother

    March 19, 2014 10:59 PM

    AMITE- Police spent Wednesday evening questioning a 63-year-old woman who they said killed her brother after while he grilled in his backyard. Alfred Hill, 62, was shot and killed in the 100 block of South Second Street. His nephew stopped a police officer driving through the neighborhood and reported... more »
  • Website: Baton Rouge among country's "most dangerous"

    February 24, 2014 10:34 PM

    BATON ROUGE- Despite a reported drop in crime, a reality website ranks the city as one of the most dangerous in the United States. The site compiled 100 where there are 25,000 or more people and based the results on the number of violent crimes per 1,000 residents. Violent... more »
  • Vigil held for murdered police officer

    December 25, 2013 10:40 PM

    TUPELO- People came together on Christmas Day for a memorial for a police officer, originally from Baton Rouge, who was shot and killed in the line of duty in Mississippi earlier this week. A large crowd gathered with candles, held in the air, as the sun sank into the... more »
  • NOPD gets better marks from residents in survey

    October 28, 2013 8:09 AM

    NEW ORLEANS - New Orleans police efforts to improve public perception appear to be paying off. A recent survey finds more residents have confidence in the department's ability to address violent crime and satisfaction with officers' honesty, integrity and professionalism. The findings came from the New Orleans Crime... more »
  • After Wallace, group wants last of Angola 3 released

    October 2, 2013 10:25 PM

    BATON ROUGE- A humanitarian organization is calling for the release of the third, and last incarcerated of the Angola Three. Albert Woodfox remains in prison after Herman Wallace, 71, was released Tuesday from Hunt Correctional Center after a judge decided his indictment in the 1970s violated his Constitutional rights.... more »
  • Crooks wanted after gun-toting tirade

    October 1, 2013 10:32 PM

    PONCHATOULA - Sheriff's deputies are on the hunt for two guys who walked into a store east of town with their guns drawn and held the clerk at bay while they tore up the sales counter. Their tirade was caught on security video. The video shows one man holding... more »
  • Judge: inmate's rights were violated, calls for release

    October 1, 2013 2:52 PM

    BATON ROUGE- A federal district judge decided a convicted killer should be freed from his sentence, citing issues with how the man was indicted a number of years ago. Chief Judge Brian Jackson said the rights of Herman Wallace were violated because there were no women on the jury... more »
  • Another federal grant to fund BRAVE expansion

    September 25, 2013 9:40 AM

    BATON ROUGE - The city's crime-fighting program, known as BRAVE, will receive an additional $1.4 million from the federal government to expand its anti-violence initiatives into the 70802 area. The news comes just two days after city leaders announced BRAVE would be awarded a $1 million dollar grant geared... more »
  • Teen arrested w/ hatchet, knife and pellet gun near schools

    September 23, 2013 3:04 PM

    WATSON- A teenager has been booked into juvenile jail after being arrested with a hatchet, knife and pellet gun near schools in Livingston Parish Monday. The sheriff's office did not release the name of the 15-year-old, because of his age. Deputies said the teenager was stopped on Cecil... more »
  • Man faces additional rape charges

    September 20, 2013 10:17 PM

    BATON ROUGE- An LSU law student faces additional charges related to a rape investigation. Deputies said Friday, Abdellatif Devol raped his victim an additional time at her apartment after the initial attack and added more rape charges. Devol was already in jail for the first charge. Investigators believe... more »
  • Police stay busy, book three for murder in one night

    September 18, 2013 10:51 PM

    BATON ROUGE- Homicide investigators cracked numerous cases and released details of arrests Wednesday. Three people were booked on murder-related charges. Isaac Carr is charged in the killing of Michael Williams. Williams was shot after an argument on Mohican-Prescott in 2011. Carr's relative, Delaney, was arrested for principal to... more »
  • UPDATE: police say man was murdered near park

    September 6, 2013 4:08 PM

    BATON ROUGE- Police have classified an early morning death investigation as a homicide and released the victim's name hours after the discovery was made. Dwayne Foster, 48, was found dead near a BREC Park on Gayosa Street. He had been shot. It is unknown who killed him, or... more »
  • Road rage shooting at gas station

    August 30, 2013 5:38 PM

    HAMMOND- One man is in the hospital and a second is potentially a suspect in a road rage shooting along I-12. Deputies said the men were involved in a dispute while they were traveling the interstate in Tangipahoa Parish Friday. One of the men exited the interstate at Airport... more »
  • Two shot in Friday night spray of bullets

    August 23, 2013 8:59 PM

    BATON ROUGE- Sheriff's deputies are investigating a shooting in the Gardere area where two people were shot Friday night. A spokesperson for the East Baton Rouge Parish Sheriff's Office said both victims were shot in the leg. One person ran to a nearby apartment for help. The second victim... more »
  • Deputies: 8-year-old shot grandmother after playing video game Play Video

    August 23, 2013 3:28 PM

    SLAUGHTER - Sheriff's deputies said Friday afternoon, an eight-year-old intentionally shot his grandmother in the back of the head minutes after playing the video game "Grand Theft Auto IV." Investigators said the child, who was not identified, shot Marie Smothers while she watched TV. Smothers, 90, was the child's... more »
  • 8-year-old shooter kills woman Thursday evening

    August 22, 2013 9:19 PM

    SLAUGHTER- State Police are assisting East Feliciana Parish Sheriff's investigators in a case where an eight-year-old boy shot a woman in the head. The unidentified woman died at the scene deputies said Thursday night. The shooting happened just after 5 p.m. at a mobile home community on Highway... more »
  • Two arrested after girl shot with paintball gun at high school

    August 20, 2013 10:34 PM

    PLAQUEMINE- A juvenile and a teenager were arrested late Tuesday after a girl was shot with a paintball gun at the high school here. Sheriff's deputies arrested Daryl Tillman, 18, and an unidentified person for firing at the girl while she left an after school event. The unnamed... more »
  • Obama cancels US-Egyptian military exercise

    August 15, 2013 8:43 AM

    CHILMARK, Mass. - President Barack Obama has scrapped joint U.S.-Egypt military exercises scheduled for next month, saying American cooperation with the Egyptian government cannot continue when civilians are being killed in the streets. The president also directed his national security team to see what additional steps the U.S. might... more »
  • The hostage standoff victims

    August 14, 2013 10:36 PM

    ALEXANDRIA- A female bank employee is listed in critical condition, still recovering after she was shot during a hostage situation in rural central Louisiana Tuesday. LeDean McDaniel survived with injuries, Jay Warbington was killed and Patricia White was released hours before Fuaed A. Ahmed, 20, shot her coworkers. All... more »
  • Iraq: Wave of evening bombings kills at least 15

    July 14, 2013 12:39 PM

    BAGHDAD - Iraqi authorities say a wave of new explosions has struck cities south of Baghdad, killing at least 15 and wounding dozens. Police say the deadly blasts struck shortly before the evening iftar meal that ends the daylong fast during the holy month of Ramadan. They reported four dead... more »
  • Suspected gang members nabbed in BRAVE roundup Play Video

    July 4, 2013 12:13 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Law enforcement in East Baton Rouge made nine arrests recently, including suspected gang members, in connection with a murder this past June and other crimes. Members of the Baton Rouge Area Violence Elimination project announced the arrests today, and said several of the suspects were believed... more »
  • Baton Rouge man survives being shot multiple times

    June 23, 2013 11:45 AM

    BATON ROUGE, La. - A 28-year-old man survived being shot multiple times Saturday night, according to Baton Rouge Police Cpl. L'Jean McKneely. It happened around 10:40 p.m. on the 1700 block of America St. near Brice St. McKneely says the man was shot multiple times and is now... more »
  • US: ball is in Taliban's court for Afghan talks

    June 22, 2013 11:06 AM

    DOHA, Qatar - U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry says a spat over the Taliban office in Qatar is the "very first test" of the Islamic militant movement's commitment to peace talks. The opening of the Taliban office was heralded as the best chance of bringing the sides to the... more »
  • Hearing for gang member in BRAVE program today Play Video

    June 21, 2013 10:56 AM

    BATON ROUGE - A judge could determine whether a local teen convicted of gang activity has satisfied Baton Rouge Police's new anti-violence program and probation requirements, or should be sent to jail. The teen was one of four members of the "Get Off Boys" convicted of criminal street gang... more »
  • In spitting perp walk, man carted off to jail

    June 20, 2013 10:39 PM

    BATON ROUGE- An accused killer was carted away to jail, but not before rolling his eyes at reporters who asked the obvious question: "want to tell us what happened?" Christopher Spears is accused in a murder where the victim, Brandon Carter, was found dead near apartments on North Sherwood... more »
  • Gun-toting woman wanted for intersection tirade

    June 18, 2013 8:42 PM

    BATON ROUGE- Deputies are looking for a woman who, it appears, couldn't hold her temper, and made some outlandish remarks at a stop light. A spokesperson for the East Baton Rouge Parish Sheriff's Office said Crystal Renee Price, 25, got out of her car on Greenwell Street at Silverleaf,... more »
  • Biden reporting progress on gun executive actions

    June 18, 2013 8:06 AM

    WASHINGTON - The White House is reporting progress on President Obama's initiatives to reduce gun violence, but says the most important step would be getting a reluctant Congress to pass new firearms laws. Vice President Joe Biden announced Tuesday that the administration has completed or significantly advanced 21 of the... more »
  • Dozens dead in wave of attacks mostly targeting Shiites

    June 16, 2013 12:16 PM

    BAGHDAD - A string of apparently coordinated bombings and a shooting across Iraq has killed at least 40 people and wounded dozens more. Most of today's car bombs hit Shiite-majority areas and caused most of the casualties. The blasts hit half a dozen cities and towns in the south and... more »
  • Error allows accused killer to leave jail

    June 7, 2013 10:32 PM

    BATON ROUGE- A mistake led to an accused killer getting out of jail when he was not supposed to be free. Cardale Green turned himself in Friday after being on the streets for a day. The district attorney's office said a court clerk mixed up paperwork with a... more »
  • Man shot "for no reason" at apartment complex

    June 6, 2013 10:29 PM

    BATON ROUGE- Sheriff's deputies responded to a shooting at an apartment complex near the intersection of Reiger Road and Siegen late Thursday night. The victim said he was shot by "another man for no reason and ran," a department spokesperson said. A suspect has not been developed. ... more »
  • Man shot inside car Tuesday night

    June 4, 2013 10:34 PM

    BATON ROUGE- One person was transported to an area hospital with injuries from gunshots late Tuesday night. Police responded to the victim at the corner of Gus Young Ave. and North Acadian. He was inside a car, according to reports. The shooting likely happened on a different street a... more »
  • La. ranks high in gun violence, low in gun safety

    May 24, 2013 11:16 AM

    BATON ROUGE - A recent national study says Louisiana has the highest rate of gun violence in the nation and the weakest gun safety laws. But state lawmakers are moving to expand the already permissive laws. According to the Law Center to Prevent Gun Violence, a nonprofit group that tracks... more »
  • 8 police kidnapped in western Iraq

    May 18, 2013 10:48 AM

    BAGHDAD - Police officials say gunmen have kidnapped eight Iraqi policemen who were guarding a post on the main highway to Jordan and Syria. Two officials say the abductions happened Saturday on the desert road west of Baghdad. Violence has spiked in Iraq in recent days, with bombings and other... more »
  • White House 'horrified' hearing of Syria killings

    May 5, 2013 2:04 PM

    COLUMBUS, Ohio - The White House says it is "horrified" by reports that more than 100 people were executed Thursday in a western Syrian town. White House spokesman Josh Earnest says those responsible for serious human rights and international law violations must be held accountable. The State Department has cited... more »
  • 1 dead, 44 injured in blast in Tanzania church

    May 5, 2013 11:04 AM

    ZANZIBAR, Tanzania - A woman died and 44 people were seriously wounded when a bomb exploded in a Roman Catholic church in northern Tanzania, a Tanzanian police official said Sunday. The woman died in hospital as a result of the bombing in the Arusha church just before Mass, which was... more »
  • Police: 39 killed in Nigerian ethnic clash

    May 4, 2013 4:50 PM

    YOLA, Nigeria - Police say at least 39 people have been killed in ethnic violence in a rural town in Nigeria. The attack happened Friday in Wukari, a town in Nigeria's Taraba state. A state health official and residents said Saturday that others were also injured in the violence that... more »
  • Report shows persistence of TV violence

    May 1, 2013 10:21 AM

    NEW YORK - Violence has shown no signs of disappearing from prime-time television. A study of nearly 400 prime-time scripted programs finds that even in the sensitive period directly following the Connecticut school shooting, there were plenty of shootings, stabbings and beat-downs on TV. Violence was seen in nearly half... more »
  • Man shot multiple times in Baton Rouge

    April 25, 2013 10:34 PM

    BATON ROUGE- A man was taken to the hospital after he was shot multiple times late Thursday night. Police said the shooting happened in the 5200 block of Clayton Street. The victim's name has not been released. Police did not have an update on the man's condition. ... more »
  • Shooting investigation spans two parishes

    April 24, 2013 10:18 PM

    BATON ROUGE- At least one person was shot, and authorities from two parishes are investigating what happened, after a car sped into East Baton Rouge Parish from West Baton Rouge. Authorities said the incident began at the Wal-Mart in Port Allen where someone was shot. The victim was driven... more »
  • Christie proposes measures to curb gun violence

    April 19, 2013 3:39 PM

    TRENTON, N.J. - Gov. Chris Christie has announced a multi-faceted plan to curb gun violence. The proposal calls for expanding government-funded mental health treatment, requiring parental sign-off before minors can buy or rent violent video games and mandating would-be gun owners show government-issued IDs. The New Jersey governor also recommended... more »
  • Newtown parents back study for clues to violence

    April 15, 2013 9:14 AM

    HARTFORD, Conn. - The parents of a 6-year-old girl killed in the Newtown school shooting are seeking answers about what could lead a person to commit such violence. Jeremy Richman and Jennifer Hensel on Monday announced a scientific advisory board for the Avielle Foundation, which was established with the goal... more »
  • Deputies release victim's name in murder-suicide

    April 11, 2013 8:17 AM

    BATON ROUGE - Authorities have released new details about a domestic dispute that left two people dead, including the alleged shooter. According to the East Baton Rouge Sheriff's Office, 48-year-old William Benham shot his wife and stepdaughter, before turning the gun on himself. Deputies say they received a... more »
  • Security upgrades coming to Pointe Coupee schools

    March 28, 2013 8:55 AM

    NEW ROADS - The Pointe Coupee Parish Sheriff's Office has submitted a school crisis response plan to the school board outlining new security recommendations to better protect the district's five campuses. Sheriff Bud Torres also handed the board a proposal on Wednesday to spend about $120,000 a year to hire... more »
  • $1.5 million grant coming to help BRAVE area Play Video

    February 27, 2013 5:24 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Authorities in Baton Rouge received more than a million dollars in federal grant money to help fight crime with the BRAVE program. About $200,000 of the $1.49 million grant will go to the Healing Place Church Dreamcenter. It's located in the 70805 zip code, which is... more »
  • Southern students hold anti-violence march, vigil Play Video

    February 26, 2013 5:44 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Students and community members marched together at Southern University tonight in a show of solidarity against violence in the city. Southern University's Black History Club, Criminal Justice Club, NCAAP and Student Government Association hosted the "Stop the Violence March." The march comes one year after... more »
  • Symposium discusses gun violence, mental health

    February 20, 2013 10:39 AM

    BATON ROUGE - Lawmakers held a public meeting today in Baton Rouge to discuss links between mental health and recent gun massacres. The goal of the symposium is to find possible solutions to get mental health treatment for those who need it most. The speakers include Congressman Bill... more »
  • Lawmaker wants suggestions on school safety

    February 20, 2013 7:41 AM

    BATON ROUGE - A state lawmaker is seeking ideas from educators and parents about ways to improve school safety. Covington Rep. John Schroder leads the House homeland security committee. He's asking people to send their comments to schoolsafetycomments@legis.la.gov. Schroder's committee held a hearing to get suggestions from state education... more »
  • Obama says gun violence killing too many children

    February 15, 2013 5:25 PM

    CHICAGO - President Barack Obama says that every four months, his hometown of Chicago suffers the loss of as many children as were killed in the Connecticut elementary school shooting. Obama says gun violence is taking too many children's lives, not just in mass shootings like the one in Newtown,... more »
  • Obama to campaign for gun proposals in Minnesota

    February 4, 2013 7:38 AM

    WASHINGTON - President Barack Obama is seeking to rally support from the public and the law enforcement community for his calls to ban assault weapons and require universal background checks for gun buyers. Obama is pitching his anti-gun violence agenda Monday in Minnesota, a Democratic-leaning state where officials have been... more »
  • La. State Police head in DC gun violence meetings

    January 29, 2013 2:46 PM

    NEW ORLEANS - The superintendent of Louisiana State Police is in Washington for meetings on gun violence. Col. Mike Edmonson said Tuesday his itinerary this week included conversations with police chiefs who have had to deal with three mass-shootings: the shootings at a Colorado movie theater where 12 died; the... more »
  • Chiefs from mass-shooting towns to meet with Obama

    January 28, 2013 7:25 AM

    WASHINGTON - President Barack Obama will meet with police chiefs from three communities that have experienced mass shootings, part of his administration's push to address gun violence. Obama is drawing attention to the worst shootings of 2012, inviting the police chiefs from: Aurora, Colo., where 12 were killed in July;... more »
  • Arcade video shooting games pulled after massacres

    January 25, 2013 4:40 PM

    BOSTON - A national movie theater chain has removed a video shooting game from a lobby after a moviegoer complained in the wake of the school shooting in Newtown, Conn. National Amusements is based in Norwood, Mass. It removed the game from a complex in Yonkers, N.Y. A company executive... more »
  • Fontana, Calif., schools get high-powered rifles

    January 23, 2013 1:03 PM

    FONTANA, Calif. - A Southern California school police force has acquired semiautomatic rifles for officers to bring to campuses under a controversial safety program. Fontana Unified School District police purchased 14 of the Colt 6940 rifles last fall, well before the Connecticut school massacre. The $1,000 rifles were received last... more »
  • Some hope lessons from MLK can curb BR violence Play Video

    January 21, 2013 4:22 PM

    BATON ROUGE- On a day when many people are remembering the messages of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., some say his lessons about peace are being lost in Baton Rouge's violence. The East Baton Rouge Parish murder count rose to eight over the weekend. It keeps pace with last... more »
  • Will Obama's order lead to surge in gun research?

    January 17, 2013 3:46 PM

    MILWAUKEE - Researchers say that President Barack Obama's order to encourage use of federal money to study gun violence may help lead to more knowledge about how to prevent firearm injuries and deaths. About 30,000 Americans die from gun violence each year, nearly the same number as from car crashes.... more »
  • Obama calls for research on media in gun violence

    January 16, 2013 4:21 PM

    NEW YORK - The sweeping proposals from President Barack Obama today for curbing gun violence put little of the focus on movies, TV and video games. The White House pressed most forcefully for Congress to pass universal background checks and bans on military-style assault weapons like the ones used in... more »
  • Obama taking 23 actions aimed at gun violence

    January 16, 2013 11:18 AM

    WASHINGTON - President Barack Obama is taking 23 executive actions aimed at curbing gun violence that don't require congressional action, including measures to encourage schools to hire police officers, increase research on gun violence and improve efforts to prosecute gun crime. The executive actions are part of an overarching... more »
  • Obama unveils $500 million gun violence package

    January 16, 2013 11:03 AM

    WASHINGTON - Even as he uses his executive powers to enact 23 measures that don't require the approval of Congress, President Barack Obama says there's only so much he can do to reduce gun violence unless lawmakers act. He says that's what it will take to make a "real and... more »
  • White House calls NRA video repugnant, cowardly

    January 16, 2013 10:56 AM

    WASHINGTON - The White House says a National Rifle Association video referencing President Barack Obama's daughters is "repugnant and cowardly." Obama spokesman Jay Carney says most Americans agree that a president's children should not be used as "pawns in a political fight." Carney was referring to an online video from... more »
  • Newtown families invited to Obama gun control event

    January 16, 2013 10:20 AM

    WASHINGTON - Families of the victims of last month's shooting attack at a Connecticut elementary school have been invited to the White House today to see President Barack Obama outline an effort aimed at reducing gun violence. Obama's ideas include bans on military-style assault weapons and high-capacity ammunition magazines --... more »
  • In letters, children ask Obama to change gun laws

    January 16, 2013 8:02 AM

    WASHINGTON - The White House says President Barack Obama will be joined by children who sent letters expressing concern about gun crimes when he announces proposals today to reduce gun violence. The White House shared three of the letters with The Associated Press. Three days after 26 students... more »

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