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  • Death toll in Guatemala fire rises to 38 girls

    March 11, 2017 12:13 PM

    GUATEMALA CITY - Hospital officials say the death toll has risen to 38 girls in a fire that began when mattresses were set ablaze during a protest by residents at a youth shelter. Authorities at the Roosevelt Hospital where many of the girls were taken for treatment of their burns... more »
  • Deadline extended to apply for BR youth work program

    March 2, 2017 12:58 PM

    BATON ROUGE – Mayor-President Sharon Weston Broome announced that the deadline has extended to apply for the EmployBR Young Adult Services Out-of-School Youth Program. The deadline has been extended until Mar. 3 at 5 p.m. The program, Making a Positive Step, runs for eight weeks starting March 13... more »
  • Work program to hire 100 youth begins in March

    February 22, 2017 6:14 PM

    BATON ROUGE – The EmployBR Young Adult Services program is looking to hire 100 of the community's youth who are out of school for an eight-week work experience program, Mayor-President Sharon West Broome announced. The program, Making a Positive Stop (MAPS), is open to applicants between the ages of... more »
  • Escapees from Monroe youth center captured

    February 4, 2017 4:53 PM

    MONROE - Two teenagers who escaped from the Swanson Center for Youth are back in custody. Louisiana State Police say 18-year-old Kevin Provost, a 17-year-old and a 16-year-old escaped the facility on Monday. Provost and the 17-year-old were captured Saturday. State police, in a news release, said both face charges... more »
  • State Police: Escapees from Swanson Center for Youth captured

    February 4, 2017 2:08 PM

    MONROE - Two youths from Swanson Center for Youth escaped from the facility on Monday, Jan. 30. On Feb. 4 around 10:15 a.m., both Kiore Collins and Kelvin Provost were captured and taken into custody, according to State Police. State Police, along with the Ouachita Parish Sheriff's Office,... more »
  • Texas to launch massive youth-athlete concussion study

    December 11, 2016 2:52 PM

    AUSTIN, Texas - Texas is about to launch what state officials believe is the nation's largest effort to track brain injuries among middle and high school athletes. The governing body for public high school sports in Texas is partnering with the O'Donnell Brain Institute at UT Southwestern Medical Center to... more »
  • Sprinter exploring ways to mentor youth after daughter's death

    October 21, 2016 10:00 PM

    LEXINGTON, Ky. - Olympic sprinter Tyson Gay says he will help explore ways to mentor youth in Lexington after the shooting death of his 15-year-old daughter over the weekend. Gay said in a statement released Friday that he's determined his daughter's death won't be "senseless. We must come together as... more »
  • Student hospitalized after fight at school Friday

    April 29, 2016 3:56 PM

    BATON ROUGE - A fight at a school required emergency personnel and police Friday afternoon. First responders were called to McKinley High School around 2:30 for a brawl involving students. The fight involved multiple people who were hurt, those who reported the incident advised authorities. Police cars and fire... more »
  • Parish wants to boost tourism with youth sports tournaments

    February 8, 2016 11:09 AM

    COLYELL - Livingston Parish officials want to boost tourism by creating regular youth sports tournaments. Parish officials are looking into scheduling tournaments in the parish every weekend during the March through July season. Area director for the Fastpitch America Softball Association Sherry Jacob says she has begun looking into... more »
  • Big Buddy: Get Moving 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 »

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