Friday, December 6 2013 10:24 PM EST2013-12-07 03:24:12 GMT
Louisiana State Police reports Highland Road is closed between Pecue Lane and Siegen Lane due to a major crash. Troopers added the closure is expected to last until around 11 p.m. No further details wereMore >>
Louisiana State Police reports Highland Road is closed between Pecue Lane and Siegen Lane due to a major crash.More >>
Thursday, December 5 2013 9:15 AM EST2013-12-05 14:15:24 GMT
The aunt of a 12 year old girl police say was raped several times dating back to this summer still finds it difficult to find the words to describe her pain. "It's like my world fell from underneath meMore >>
Police said the rape of a 12-year-old girl now includes five people and more arrests could be on the way. Her aunt still finds it difficult to find the words to describe her pain.More >>
Friday, December 6 2013 8:26 PM EST2013-12-07 01:26:31 GMT
Ex-LSU running back Jeryl Brazil has turned himself in to authorities after a warrant was issued for his arrest in connection with a burglary in the Baton Rouge area. The Baton Rouge Police DepartmentMore >>
Ex-LSU running back Jeryl Brazil has turned himself in to authorities after a warrant was issued for his arrest in connection with a burglary in the Baton Rouge area.More >>
Thursday, December 5 2013 6:32 PM EST2013-12-05 23:32:44 GMT
Police said the rape of a 12-year-old girl now includes six people. Police said the victim was raped several times, dating back to this summer. Five men are still behind bars in the East Baton Rouge ParishMore >>
Police said the rape of a 12-year-old girl now includes six people. Police said the victim was raped several times, dating back to this summer.More >>
Friday, December 6 2013 11:09 PM EST2013-12-07 04:09:09 GMT
Officials with the Iberville Parish Sheriff's Office say a body was found on the east bank of the Mississippi River on the St. Gabriel side, near the ferry landing.Deputies say they believe it may be aMore >>
Authorities said a body was found on the east bank of the Mississippi River in Sunshine near the ferry landing. The body has been identified as a missing Baton Rouge man. More >>
HONOLULU (HawaiiNewsNow) -
Detectives have determined that the female who reported finding a baby at Sandy Beach on Sunday night is the baby's mother, a Honolulu Police Spokesperson tells Hawaii News Now.
One day after the story of a newborn girl being found unclothed and unharmed on the east Oahu shore made national headlines, police said 21-year-old Keala K. Simeona, who brought the baby to the hospital, is actually her mother.
The Makiki resident was arrested at HPD's main station for allegedly filing a false police report and released after posting $250 bail. Additional charges are not being pursued at this time, according to police.
Original reports from officials stated that the baby was discovered near the water sometime after 11 p.m. Sunday after a woman reported hearing her crying.
That same woman brought the baby to The Queen's Medical Center, where she is said to be "doing well". The baby was born about two or three weeks premature and weighed about eight pounds.
The Family Court will determine whether the baby will be returned to her family or if parental rights will be terminated. An initial hearing is set for Monday. The Department of Human Services will ask the court to order Simeona, and any identified father, to submit to DNA testing.
"This poor woman was probably in such a state of desperation and crisis that she felt alone and she felt she had no options," said Kristine Altwies, executive director of Hawaii International Child. "The child could have immediately gone into a loving, approved, supportive adoptive family home rather than to become embroiled in what could become a drawn-out court process."
Hawaii International Child is an adoption agency. Altwies wants women to know that they have options, including permanent placement.
"If you are considering adoption, and you're pregnant or you have a baby, there is no cost to you. You're provided with the support, the counseling, your medical bills will be covered," explained Altwies.
"There are so many couples that want a child to love," said prospective adoptive parent Kristen Eoute of Mililani.
Eoute and her husband are in the process of adopting a child from the mainland.
"It's something that we've anticipated for awhile and it's exciting," said Jonathan Eoute.
Two-year-old Anya joined her adoptive parents two years ago. Liana and Michael Grande have an open adoption, meaning they're in contact with the birth mother.
"I think it helps here just knowing that Anya is well taken care of and she has a wonderful future," said Liana Grande. "She has brought so much joy to both of us. We're so happy. We're so happy to have her. We feel so lucky."