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 >>
An 11-year-old boy is in critical condition after being hit by a car on Perkins Road near Seigen Lane Sunday morning.The accident happened around 11:30am not far from Siegen Lane. State Police investigatorsMore >>
An 11-year-old boy is in critical condition after he was hit by a truck Sunday morning. Investigators said the boy was trying to cross the road and stepped directly in front of a pickup. More >>
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 >>
Authorities said a man was shot in the leg inside a park Saturday night. The injury is not considered life-threatening. More >>
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MANOR, TX (KEYE/CBS) – A weapons company began this week rolling out a groundbreaking "smart" rifle that can target and track a moving object from long distance. Trackingpoint began shipping the guns toMore >>
The rifle is precision guided with "lock and launch" technology similar to a fighter jet.More >>
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 >>
Investigators said a 12-year-old boy faces charges after accidentally shooting his 8-year-old brother Saturday. The injury is not considered life-threatening. More >>
Are you on Twitter yet? Well we sure are and we'd love for you to join us, or more appropriately ... follow us! Here are all the people at WAFB who are updating on Twitter:
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Don't think of Twitter as another social networking site like MySpace or Facebook. Think of it as a tool, like the telephone or email or text messaging.
Twitter has a silly name, but then again, so does Google. What Twitter offers are news feeds for individuals. People can share links and ideas or ask questions and offer advice in a steady stream of updates limited to 140 characters each.
Others can reply to those updates, or resend them.
The people who use Twitter can send updates from their computers or their phones, and those updates appear will appear instantly.
Sometimes, these updates are mundane, sometimes they are useful. It's up to the individual.
Reporters send updates about what they are working on. Celebrities send updates about current projects. Businessmen provide insight into their companies. Politicians discuss policy and legislation. Your friends might talk about what they had for lunch, or how what they think of the movie they just saw.
You choose who to follow, just like other choose whether or not to follow you.
The character limit is based on the standard limit on text messages from cell phones, which are usually 160 characters. The creators of Twitter left some room for the user's name.
Because these updates are so short, Twitter is sometimes called a microblogging tool.
The real power of Twitter is how people use it during events when many people get together and start sending updates about a single topic - a plane crash, a breaking news story, a new product, and so on. Often, during events like those, people from within the story will send out updates from the scene.
Twitter is also searchable, which means you can look for updates about specific topics, people or events and see results in real time from thousands of individuals.