Saturday, May 18 2013 11:59 PM EDT2013-05-19 03:59:26 GMT
A man was shot in the leg Saturday night inside of BREC's Hooper Road Park, according to the East Baton Rouge Parish Sheriff's Office. The injury is not considered life-threatening. The victim told investigatorsMore >>
A man was shot in the leg Saturday night inside of BREC's Hooper Road Park, according to the East Baton Rouge Parish Sheriff's Office. The injury is not considered life-threatening. More >>
It's all about the odds, and one lone ticket in Florida has beaten them all by matching each of the numbers drawn for the highest Powerball jackpot in history at an estimated $590.5 million, lottery officials...More >>
Some lucky person walked into a Publix supermarket in suburban Florida over the past few days and bought a ticket now worth an estimated $590.5 million - the highest Powerball jackpot in history.More >>
Saturday, May 18 2013 9:39 PM EDT2013-05-19 01:39:50 GMT
A 12-year-old boy accidentally shot his 8-year-old brother in the shoulder Saturday afternoon, according to the East Baton Rouge Parish Sheriff's Office. The injury is not life-threatening. The accidentMore >>
A 12-year-old boy accidentally shot his 8-year-old brother in the shoulder Saturday afternoon.More >>
Friday, May 17 2013 7:41 PM EDT2013-05-17 23:41:51 GMT
The director of the East Baton Rouge Companion Animal Alliance admits her city-parish shelter messed up big time Friday."We take full responsibility," Beth Brewster, CAA director "CAA takes full responsibilityMore >>
The director of the East Baton Rouge Companion Animal Alliance admits her city-parish shelter messed up big time Friday.More >>
At the corner of Plank Rd. and Scenic Highway sits a Chevron gas station. It's off I-110 near Memorial Stadium. Around 10 p.m.Sunday, a family stopped here to get gas. "Upon our arrival, we located threeMore >>
A man said he, his wife and his daughter were all punched because they were in the "wrong neighborhood" when they stopped to get gas at night. More >>
The visuals and listening to the children at the school are taking a toll on many. It's difficult to grasp, especially those with young minds.
"We were just in the middle of the gym when we heard some gun shots, and the power went out," said a little girl at Sandy Hook Elementary.
From the children who were at Sandy Hook Elementary when the gunman went on a rampage, to children near Baton Rouge more than 1,400 miles away, Friday's stories and pictures are hitting everyone.
"You know these kind of things seem to be so far away from home, but they're right in our back door. It hurts. It really hurts," said Herbert Pate.
Child psychologist Jesse Lambert said controlling your emotions is key, especially around the kids. Avoid crying hysterically because that will only make them more anxious. Instead, hold your own. Plus, your child's age has a lot to do with what you say, how you say and whether you should even allow them to watch the television coverage.
"From 0-7 (age group), you're going to want to try shield the child as much as possible. Once we get from 7-12, you can discuss these things," said Dr. Lambert.
And when you discuss them, leave out details like a gunman or children killed. Instead, say something like, "Well, I wanted to talk to you about what happened in a school. Somebody did a very bad thing, and he hurt a lot of people," suggested Dr. Lambert.
Dr. Lambert added parents have to listen to their children, be it them talking about Friday's incidents or in general because a parent is the best judge of their child's day-to-day behavior and any changes in that behavior.