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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 »

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