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  • Weekends with Whitney: Wheelchair Tennis Tournament check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    March 27, 2015 7:08 AM

    BATON ROUGE- Tennis players come from all over the world to compete in Baton Rouge's Cajun Classic , but they aren't just any tennis players. Dana Matthewson has a a powerful serve, a fierce forehand, and a beautiful backhand, making her an elite tennis player. What makes it extraordinary... more »
  • Wheelchair-bound man dies in Clinton fire check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    February 5, 2013 5:28 PM

    CLINTON - Fire officials say a wheelchair-bound man died in an apartment fire Tuesday morning. It happened at the Clinton Manor Apartments. He was identified as 47-year old Christian Phillips. Clinton Fire Chief Doug Beauchamp says the fire was mostly smoldering when they arrived on scene before 7:30... more »
  • Man sentenced for shooting man in wheelchair

    January 24, 2013 8:44 AM

    NEW ORLEANS- A 23-year-old New Orleans man has pleaded guilty to manslaughter for gunning down a man in a wheelchair during a drive-by shooting in October 2010. The Times-Picayune reports Derrick Allen was sentenced Wednesday to 15-year in prison and avoided a March trial on a charge of second-degree murder,... more »
  • Houston officer shoots, kills double amputee in wheelchair

    September 22, 2012 6:16 PM

    HOUSTON - A Houston police officer has fatally shot a one-armed, one-legged man in a wheelchair after police say the double amputee waved a metal object that turned out to be a pen. Police spokeswoman Jodi Silva says the man cornered the officer early Saturday inside a group home after... more »
  • Cocaine in wheelchair's seat cushion at AZ border

    May 15, 2012 12:43 PM

    NOGALES, Ariz. - Federal authorities say a Mexican man tried to smuggle more than 7 pounds of cocaine into Arizona by hiding it in his wheelchair's seat cushion. U.S. Customs and Border Protection says the 43-year-old was stopped for further inspection at the Nogales port Sunday after an officer noticed... more »
  • Prisoners give freedom through wheelchairs check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    January 18, 2012 6:33 PM

    ANGOLA - Each year, 600 wheelchairs are shipped to places like Romania, Africa and Cuba, places where some people are too poor to buy wheelchairs. In those places, the men and women who can't walk must drag themselves around by their hands. They have callouses on their knees. Some... more »
  • Three plead guilty to Medicare fraud

    January 25, 2011 6:05 PM

    BATON ROUGE – Three people pleaded guilty today to taking part in a health-care fraud plan to scam more than $5 million from Medicare. U. S. Attorney Don Cazayoux said today that Thompson W. Chinwoh, Stephanie Dangerfieldand Samuel B. Johnson could face up to ten years in prison for the... more »
  • Glenmora man in wheelchair killed in accident

    November 23, 2010 7:11 AM

    ALEXANDRIA - Alexandria police say a Glenmora man who was crossing a street in his wheelchair was struck by a car and killed. The Town Talk reports Anon Ross was pronounced dead at the scene Saturday night. Police say the car's driver said she heard a loud noise and stopped... more »
  • Victim dies after wheelchair hit by car

    November 5, 2010 10:26 AM

    BATON ROUGE - A man whose wheelchair was hit by a car on Wooddale Blvd. has died from his injuries, according to police. 53-year-old Gregory Hughes died Thursday afternoon after police say a Honda Accord rear-ended his wheelchair while it was going down the street. According to Cpl. L'Jean... more »
  • Man in critical condition after wheelchair is rear ended by car

    November 4, 2010 5:39 PM

    BATON ROUGE – Update: A man is in critical condition after his wheelchair was rear ended by a car shortly before 12:30 p.m. in north Baton Rouge earlier today. Police said a witness saw the crash and stopped to perform CPR on the 53-year-old man until paramedics arrived. The... more »
  • Two plead guilty in Baton Rouge-area medical fraud

    October 4, 2010 4:48 PM

    Two people have pleaded guilty in federal court to scheming money out of Medicare through prescriptions for unnecessary medical equipment. Federal prosecutors said medical doctor Dahlia Kirkpatrick and Emmanuel Komandu, owner of the Baker-based Alpha Medical Solutions, Inc., both pleaded guilty today to one count of conspiracy to commit health... more »
  • Woman flips man in wheelchair

    August 5, 2010 11:32 AM

    A Terrebone Parish wheelchair bound man, is in critical condition, after a woman flipped him over--causing severe head injuries. That woman is behind bars. Twenty-four-year old Karen Kufner could face murder charges, if the 57--year old man dies. Deputies say it happened on the 2100 block of... more »
  • Protesters stop some New Orleans streetcars

    February 2, 2010 5:23 AM

    About 50 demonstrators - many in wheelchairs - blocked streetcar traffic on St. Charles Avenue in New Orleans for several hours to protest the lack of wheelchair accessibility on the historic line. In keeping with the Americans with Disabilities Act, the new red streetcars which travel down Canal Street are... more »

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