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  • Big Buddy: Get Moving check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    May 11, 2015 10:49 AM

    BATON ROUGE- When she was a basketball player at LSU, Shanece McKinney volunteered extensively with Big Buddy. She even chose the organization for her 400 hour internship during her senior year. Now, she's in her second season in the WNBA, and is continuing to visit with youth in Big Buddy's... more »
  • NFL players who started young show more thinking problems

    January 28, 2015 3:04 PM

    BOSTON - A study published in the journal Neurology says NFL veterans who started playing tackle football before the age of 12 are more likely to have cognitive difficulties after their careers. The study published Wednesday says researchers tested 42 former players on their short-term memory, mental flexibility and problem... more »
  • Landrieu seeking support from college-age voters

    October 1, 2014 10:24 AM

    BATON ROUGE - U.S. Sen. Mary Landrieu is courting young voters in several appearances across Louisiana this week, talking about her support for legislation that could lower students' college costs. The Democratic incumbent, locked in a tight race for re-election, is making stops at colleges in Baton Rouge, New Orleans... more »
  • Parents uncomfortable with youth football

    August 28, 2014 2:43 AM

    Nearly half of parents say they're not comfortable letting their child play football amid growing uncertainty about the long-term impact of concussions, according to an Associated Press-GfK poll. A majority, however, say they haven't prevented their child from playing the game they love. In the poll, 44 percent of parents... more »
  • Pilgrim Rest Baptist Church Stands up for our Youth check to see if lock exists for regeneration 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 »
  • Mississippi enacting youth concussion law

    January 27, 2014 1:29 PM

    JACKSON, Ms. - Mississippi could enact a law requiring public and private schools to evaluate student athletes for concussion after they're shaken up during practice or competition. A player with a concussion would be banned from play until fully recovered. The House and Senate have passed House Bill 48 (http://bit.ly/1cWl94o... more »
  • Saints bring fresh faces into Week 1 vs. Atlanta

    September 2, 2013 6:37 PM

    METAIRIE - It looks like Saints coach Sean Payton will open the regular season by throwing a dose of youth and inexperience at the visiting Atlanta Falcons. As of Monday, 10 rookies - six of them undrafted - and three other players who have yet to appear in a regular-season... more »
  • Council approves property tax for juvie jail

    August 1, 2013 11:10 PM

    DONALDSONVILLE- Property taxes will likely increase in Ascension Parish to raise money for a new juvenile detention facility . Parish leaders approved the hike Thursday night. They are allowed to levy a one-mill tax for juvenile detention facilities without a public vote because of a law enacted by the... more »
  • Teen gang member won't face jail time check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    June 21, 2013 6:09 PM

    BATON ROUGE- A judge decided that a 15-year old gang member could have a second chance to straighten out his life, instead of what could've been a 3 year juvenile detention sentence. The teen was one of four members of the "Get Off Boys" convicted of criminal street gang... more »
  • Ascension considers youth detention tax check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    June 19, 2013 6:08 PM

    GONZALES- The Ascension Parish Council will introduce a proposal Thursday evening at their regular meeting which would levy a one mil tax on homeowners in parish to raise funds for a juvenile detention center. The tax would raise about $900,000 a year and cost about $25 for a home... more »
  • Youth get second chance at trip after safe stolen check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    June 5, 2013 5:54 PM

    WALKER - After thieves nabbed a 300-pound safe from Walker Baptist Church, their youth group are scrambling to make sure they have enough money to pay for their summer trips. "First thing I thought about was what they stole, and I was like, that's all our trip money," said... more »
  • Police: Spectator revives NJ youth baseball player

    May 11, 2013 6:12 PM

    HARRINGTON PARK, N.J. - Police say a New Jersey boy temporarily lost consciousness when he was hit in the chest with a ball during a youth baseball game but was quickly revived by a spectator who performed CPR. Harrington Park police tell The Record the 8-year-old Northvale boy was sliding... more »
  • Scouts considering retreat from no-gays policy

    January 28, 2013 1:05 PM

    NEW YORK - The Boys Scouts of America is considering a dramatic change in its controversial policy of excluding gays as leaders and youth members. Under the change being considered, the different religious and civic groups that sponsor Scout units would be able to decide for themselves how to address... more »
  • Former truancy center making a difference in more than just kids' lives Play Video

    November 14, 2012 5:16 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Since officially opening in September, the Family and Youth Service Center deals with more than just kids skipping school. Formerly called the East Baton Rouge Parish Truancy Center, FYSC welcomes parents and provides a link with law enforcement. Dozens of parents attend classes and meet... more »
  • Doctors to discuss youth football safety

    October 29, 2012 10:34 AM

    ZURICH - American and international doctors will discuss the safest ages to being playing tackle football at the Consensus Conference on Concussion in Sport this week. More than 100 medical experts from around the world, including leading U.S. doctors Stanley Herring and Robert Cantu, will take part Thursday and Friday.... more »
  • NY youth baseball coach accused of stalking rival

    September 22, 2012 1:36 PM

    YAPHANK, N.Y. - A youth baseball coach from Long Island, N.Y., has been arrested on charges of stalking his rival's family and sending threatening text messages. Newsday reports that 45-year-old Robert Sanfilippo, who manages a team of 10- and 11-year-old boys, was arrested during a game in Yaphank on Friday.... more »
  • Two more employees on leave after teens escape correctional center check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    July 9, 2012 10:32 PM

    BATON ROUGE- Two more employees were put on leave after two teens escaped from the Jetson Center for Youth. Clarence McWilliams and Demonte Washington got out last week. They were found Saturday night inside a home on America Street in Baton Rouge. Correctional Center leaders say one of... more »
  • New Obama policy will spare some from deportation

    June 15, 2012 1:46 PM

    WASHINGTON - President Barack Obama says his plan to stop deporting younger illegal immigrants who came to the U.S. as children will make the system "more fair, more efficient and more just." The president says it "makes no sense to expel talented young people" who are essentially Americans. He says... more »
  • New Roads starts youth job program check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    June 13, 2012 5:41 PM

    NEW ROADS - It's off to work for a group of students in New Roads. A record number of teens are taking part in the city's youth opportunity program, where teens ages 14 to 17 will work at city offices or area non-profit agencies. Mayor Robert Myer said it... more »
  • Former youth minister pleads guilty in sex case

    March 20, 2012 6:20 AM

    ALEXANDRIA - A former Pineville church youth minister has pleaded guilty to four counts of forcible rape. District Judge Tom Yeager sentenced Angelo Golatt Monday to four concurrent prison terms of 40 years. Golatt's attorney, Robert Malone of Pineville, refused to give a statement after the sentencing. Golatt... more »
  • Teachers learning to identify signs of gangs at school

    August 2, 2011 5:45 PM

    BATON ROUGE- School security officers, teachers and principals got a crash course in how to spot gang signs in Baton Rouge. The Attorney General's Office provides the training so school personnel can identify different signs, symbols and names used by youth gangs. Sandra Ezell Smith, School Safety Trainer... more »
  • Changes made at Jetson Center for Youth

    February 14, 2011 6:06 PM

    BATON ROUGE The Jetson Center for Youth was once set to close for good, but downsizing and a shift in focus led to another chance from the legislature and a lower rate of returning juveniles. Since 2008, the number of youths in the facility has dropped from 195 to... more »

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