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  • Mother, baby doing fine after parking lot birth

    May 17, 2014 8:48 PM

    HOUMA, La. (AP) - Christopher and Kelli Duplantis of Houma had planned every facet of their second child's birth - including plans for that birth to happen at Thibodaux Regional Medical Center. But Friday morning's birth didn't go as planned. Christopher had just gotten off the night shift as a... more »
  • What a Little Love Means to a Little One

    April 6, 2014 1:38 PM

    For too many, the damage begins early in life. Four out of 10 infants born in the United States do not form a strong bond with either parent, and they will pay for that the rest of their lives. New research from Princeton University confirms what other researchers have... more »
  • Child Told Mother He Feared Her Boyfriend the Night Before His Death

    December 1, 2012 9:14 PM

    New information is being released about the circumstances leading up to the death of three-year-old Julian Madera. An arrest affidavit of Madera's mother, Laura Smith, states the young boy had confided in her the night before his death that he was afraid of her boyfriend, murder suspect Landon Broussard. ... more »
  • Mother Arrested for Shaking Baby

    July 13, 2012 10:53 AM

    A Jeanerette mother was arrested for allegedly shaking her baby. Roxanne Rivers is charged with second-degree cruelty to a juvenile. St. Mary Parish sheriff's deputies say the infant was hospitalized in January 2011. Deputies added Rivers admitted to shaking her child. She has since been released on $10,000 bond.
  • Mother, sons accused of selling bath salts

    June 28, 2012 8:43 AM

    LAKE CHARLES, La. (AP) - State police say a Lake Charles mother and two of her sons have been arrested on suspicion of distributing bath salts. Troopers say 48-year-old Verna Oliver, 25-year-old Daniel Oliver and 24-year-old Matthew Oliver were booked with possession with intent to distribute a Schedule 1 controlled... more »
  • Memorial Day Hits Home for Gold Star Mother, Father

    May 28, 2012 11:27 PM

    As Acadiana paid tribute this Memorial Day, Sybil and Buddy Williamson opened up to the painful emotions of losing their oldest son. "The day means very much to us, it's so special especially since it's so very personal now," said Sybil. Army Sgt. Patrick Williamson was only 24... more »
  • Man found guilty in deaths of mother, son

    May 23, 2012 9:00 AM

    BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - A Baton Rouge man has been convicted of manslaughter in the AK-47 assault rifle shooting deaths of a mother and her son outside their Baton Rouge home in 2009. The Advocate reports an East Baton Rouge Parish jury of nine women and three men deliberated... more »
  • Teen Organ Donation: Through a Mother's Eyes

    May 1, 2012 10:40 PM

    Becoming an organ donor can be an important decision for any adult, but it's an even bigger decision for teens. Two Opelousas teens made that choice a few weeks ago, right before a deadly car accident. Opelousas Catholic High School students Sarah Jarrell and Morgan Adams have now impacted many... more »
  • Trial starts in 2010 deaths of mother, child

    April 19, 2012 9:32 AM

    HOUMA, La. (AP) - Trial has begun in Houma in the case of a Chauvin truck driver charged in the deaths of his girlfriend and infant son. The Courier reports that 34-year-old Tyari Smith is charged with second-degree murder in the shooting deaths of 26-year-old Maria Chavez and 2-year-old Tyari... more »
  • Police Say Mother Tried to Drown Children

    January 20, 2012 9:55 PM

    Sunset Police arrested a woman Friday afternoon for allegedly trying to drown her three children. She's now in the St. Landry Parish Jail charged with Second Degree Attempted Murder, while police said her children are safe in State custody. It started last December when police said 31-year-old Hailey Schramm... more »
  • Mother of abandoned newborn booked

    January 20, 2012 9:15 AM

    SLIDELL, La. (AP) - The mother of the newborn baby boy abandoned in Pearl River on Monday has been booked into the St. Tammany Parish Jail. Capt. George Bonnett says 35-year-old Kimberly Lee was booked Thursday with one count each of second-degree cruelty to a juvenile and child desertion. Lee... more »
  • Pregnant Teenager Shot and Killed; Fiancee Under Arrest

    January 18, 2012 11:46 PM

    A pregnant teenager and her unborn child are dead after a domestic shooting in St. Martinville. Deputies were called to a residence on Our Lady of the Lake Road at around 4:00 p.m. Wednesday, and found 19 year old Hannah Parker with a fatal gunshot wound. Deputies arrested Parker's... more »
  • Mother, son die in Christmas fire in Enterprise

    December 26, 2011 9:27 AM

    ENTERPRISE, La. (AP) - The state fire marshal's office says a house trailer fire in Enterprise killed a mother and her son. The office says when firefighters arrived around midday Sunday, the home was engulfed. They found the bodies of 67-year-old Annette Salter and 46-year-old Dudley Salter inside. The marshal's... more »
  • Mother Questions if Toxicology Tests are Enough

    October 7, 2011 8:47 PM

    A deadly motorcycle accident nearly a year ago still leaves one family mourning, and looking for answers. This Sunday marks a year since Holly Castille lost her daughter, Amber Richard, and son-in-law, Roderick Ricchard, after a pick up truck crashed into their motorcycle at the intersection of Highway 182... more »
  • Moss Bluff mother, grandma indicted

    September 23, 2011 9:35 AM

    LAKE CHARLES, La. (AP) - A Calcasieu Parish grand jury has indicted a Moss Bluff mother and grandmother for allegedly abusing two 17-year-old girls. Beth McGee, a spokeswoman for the district attorney's office, tell the American Press Verna Kennerson, the girls' adoptive mother, was indicted on 13 counts of cruelty... more »
  • Lake Charles mother, daughter accused of theft

    July 22, 2011 6:47 AM

    LAKE CHARLES, La. (AP) - A Lake Charles mother and daughter are accused of stealing more than $61,000 from their job at an area group home. State Attorney General Buddy Caldwell says 25-year-old LaShone Bushnell was booked earlier this week with one count of felony theft by fraud for allegedly... more »
  • House fire kills man, injures his mother

    December 8, 2010 9:57 PM

    ALEXANDRIA, La. (AP) - State Fire Marshal Butch Browning says a house fire near Alexandria killed a 58-year-old man and seriously injured his 93-year-old mother. Browning tells The Town Talk that Michael Normand and Ruth Normand were trapped in their blazing house Tuesday night. He said deputies got Ruth Normand... more »
  • Mother dies - 3 Children Survive Crash

    October 15, 2010 10:18 AM

    OAK RIDGE, La. (AP) - State police say three children were rescued but their mother was killed after a car left La. Highway 134 and landed partially submerged in a bayou. The accident happened Thursday near the East Carroll-West Carroll parish line west of Oak Ridge. Trooper Robert Patrick said... more »
  • Mother Booked in Deaths of 2 Children

    October 1, 2010 8:58 AM

    COUSHATTA, La. (AP) - A Coushatta woman has been arrested in connection witih the deaths of her two children. Red River Parish sheriff's Chief Deputy Tracy Scott told of Shreveport that 29-year-old Janel Nicole Bradford is accused of putting her 1-year-old daughter and 2-year-old son in a vehicle Wednesday for... more »
  • Mother Teresa Postage Stamp

    September 2, 2010 2:29 PM

    WASHINGTON (AP) - Mother Teresa is being recognized for her humanitarian work with the issuance of a new U.S. postage stamp. The 44-cent stamp showing a portrait of the Roman Catholic nun is being released at a ceremony Sunday at Washington's National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception. Mother Teresa won... more »
  • Mother Sentenced in Death of Son

    August 27, 2010 9:41 AM

    DERIDDER, La. (AP) - Holly A. Brewer has been sentenced to five years in prison after pleaded guilty in June to second-degree cruelty to a juvenile. State District Judge C. Kerry Anderson sentenced the 21-year-old Brewer on Thursday. Her son, 18-month-old John Thomas Anthony Brewer, died from injuries inflicted by... more »
  • Monroe Mother Gets 10 Years in Son's Death

    August 20, 2010 9:34 AM

    MONROE, La. (AP) - A Monroe woman has been sentenced to 10 years in jail in the beating death of her 11-month-old son. Geveva Mott was sentenced Thursday in state district court in Monroe. Mott, who was 20 years old at the time of the crime, was convicted of one... more »
  • Mother Admits Role in Death of Son

    June 22, 2010 9:12 AM

    DERIDDER, La. (AP) - Holly A. Brewer, whose 18-month-old son died after being beaten by her boyfriend last year, has pleaded guilty to accessory after the fact to second-degree cruelty to a juvenile. Brewer entered her plea Monday before state District Judge C. Kerry Anderson. The 21-year-old Brewer was arrested... more »
  • Fire Claims Life Of Mother And Son

    April 20, 2010 5:35 PM

    Press Release-Louisiana State Fire Marshal H. "Butch" Browning sadly announced, that an early morning fire claimed the life of a mother and her son. The Grosse Tete Volunteer Fire Department was summoned at 03:29 hrs to respond to a residential home on fire located at 77075 Gardner Lane in Grosse... more »
  • Krotz Springs Mother booked on sex charges

    February 22, 2010 8:46 AM

    OPELOUSAS, La. (AP) - St. Landry Parish sheriff's deputies say a 34-year-old Krotz Springs woman has been arrested for allegedly enticing persons into prostitution. Chief Deputy Hilman Popillion tells The Daily World that Ronada Fritz allegedly offered her 13-year-old daughter to 51-year-old Percy "Buddy" Stoute as a prostitute for $40.... more »
  • Trial Set For Mother Accused In Child Car Death

    December 18, 2009 10:54 AM

    LAFAYETTE, La. (AP) - A 32-year-old woman accused of leaving her infant daughter in a running car with the heater on for five hours in 2008 is fit to stand trial. State District Judge Thomas Duplantier on Thursday said that doctors found Natalie Thornton capable of standing trial for... more »
  • Man Convicted In 2006 Fatality Parole Changed

    December 15, 2009 6:26 PM

    A New Iberia man is back in jail following a wreck in 2006 that killed a mother and her daughter. 17-year-old Jessica Lyons and 47-year-old Judith Groff were killed in that crash. Brad Badeaux was given a year in jail and was let out early because of good behavior.... more »
  • Mom accused of punching daughter

    November 11, 2009 3:47 PM

    MONROE, La. (AP) -Monroe police have arrested a 39-year-old Monroe woman on charges of cruelty to a juvenile. An arrest affidavit obtained by The News-Star said the 14-year-old daughter of Rita Fletcher accused her mom of throwing her to the ground by her hair and punching her over a $20... more »
  • Lucille Jolivette "MaMa Kag" Senegal 1909-2009

    November 10, 2009 1:09 PM

    Rayne - Funeral services will be held at Our Mother of Mercy Catholic Church, Friday, November 13, 2009 at 10:00 a.m. for Lucille Jolivette Senegal, 100, who died Thursday, November 5, 2009 in Meadowbrook Specialty Hospital in Lafayette, LA. Interment will be in the Sts. Peter and Paul Cemetery... more »
  • Missing Mother in St. Martin Parish: UPDATE

    November 9, 2009 8:57 AM

    11:04AM; Monday, November 9, 2009: According to the St. Martin Parish Sheriff's Office, missing mother, Racheal Mechelle Peeks has been safely located in the New Orleans area. That is all the information that has been given at this time. KATC will update this story should any extended information be... more »
  • Mother to face sanity hearing

    October 27, 2009 8:22 AM

    LAFAYETTE, La. (AP) - A mother who allegedly left her 8-month-old daughter in a running car with the heater on for five hours in 2008 is scheduled for a sanity hearing next month. Natalie Thornton is scheduled to appear in state court on Nov. 2 for a sanity hearing in... more »

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