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3-year-old child accidently shot in grandmother's home

A toddler from Benton, La. was shot when a gun accidentally discharged in the child's grandmother's home. On Monday, Benton Police were called to a house on Scarborough Road on reports of shots fired.

Couple charged with 27 counts of animal cruelty for condition of home; children removed by state

A couple’s compassion for stray animals created a dangerous and toxic environment for their two children, as well as the animals they were hoping to save.

Mandeville man wins final I LOVE MY SAINTS second-chance drawing

Lifelong Saints fan Michael Bicknell said he never expected to win a Lottery drawing, especially since his wife Jennifer was the one who submitted the nonwinning I LOVE MY SAINTS scratch-off ticket that was selected from among approximately 30,

5-month-old child found inside home of murder/suicide

A 5-month-old child was found inside a home with two dead bodies. Police believe the shooting was the result of a murder/suicide.

Take a Family Trip this Father’s Day

(StatePoint) Families are always looking for their next great vacation.

Happiness Could be Key to Good Health

(StatePoint) Everyone knows that proper diet, regular exercise and avoidance of bad habits like smoking are crucial to great health.

Budget-Friendly Tips to Prepare Your Backyard for Entertaining

(StatePoint) There is no better place to entertain on a warm sunny day than in your own backyard. But before the parties start, make sure your outdoor space is a place where people want to spend time.

What Parents Need to Know for the Summer Sports Season

(StatePoint) The summer sports season is here for kids across the country.  As a parent, you can help make it a successful and fun one.

Keep Kids Healthy and Safe this Summer

(StatePoint) It’s summer, and for kids that means it’s time for sports, swimming, biking and picnics.

Tips for Parents to Prevent Summer Brain Drain

(StatePoint) Each summer, parents look for ways to combat “summer brain drain,” which occurs when children lose some of the knowledge they gained during the school year because they’re not regularly exercising their brains.