Tuesday, June 18 2013 5:12 PM EDT2013-06-18 21:12:52 GMT
A 13-year-old boy was arrested and charged with second degree murder after his 5-year-old sister died Sunday. Jefferson Parish Sheriff's Detectives say the boy admitted to practicing "WWE" moves on theMore >>
A 13-year-old boy was arrested and charged with second degree murder after his 5-year-old sister died Sunday. Jefferson Parish Sheriff's Detectives say the boy admitted to practicing "WWE" moves on the girl, even after she told him that she was in pain.More >>
Tuesday, June 18 2013 4:10 PM EDT2013-06-18 20:10:44 GMT
WWL-TV reports there has been a possible explosion in Washington Parish early Tuesday morning. The station stated on its website officials are on their way to the town of Isabel to investigate. According toMore >>
There was a gas line explosion early Tuesday morning, according to Washington Parish Sheriff Randy Seal. The gas fire is out, but trees in the area are still burning. More >>
Tuesday, June 18 2013 10:36 AM EDT2013-06-18 14:36:47 GMT
Louisiana State Police reports I-10 East is closed at Whiskey Bay on the Atchafalaya Basin Bridge due to multiple crashes. Traffic on I-10 East is being diverted onto I-49 North.Drivers trying to get toMore >>
Louisiana State Police said I-10 East was closed for a while Tuesday morning due to multiple crashes near Whiskey Bay on the Atchafalaya Basin Bridge.More >>
Tuesday, June 18 2013 12:18 PM EDT2013-06-18 16:18:50 GMT
A man accused of stealing air conditioners was arrested on theft and drug charges Monday. Johnny Williams Jr., 34, of Hammond, faces charges of felony theft and possession of marijuana. The Tangipahoa ParishMore >>
A man accused of stealing air conditioners was arrested on theft and drug charges Monday. Witnesses said they saw him take the units. More >>
Tuesday, June 18 2013 11:37 AM EDT2013-06-18 15:37:41 GMT
Sheriff's deputies are asking for the public's help in finding a suspected rapist. The Ascension Parish Sheriff's Office reported Justo Venegas, 31, is wanted on a charge of forcible rape. Chief DeputyMore >>
Sheriff's deputies are asking for the public's help in finding a suspected rapist. He is wanted for forcible rape involving a girl. More >>
The strongest tornado of the day, an EF-5 tornado ravaged parts of Marion County starting at 3:05 p.m., lasting for 23 minutes, traveling 25 miles just in Marion County. Wind strength was greater than 200 miles per hour and it is approximated that 25 people were killed. Hackleburg High School was destroyed, along with the Wrangler plant.
Thousands of trees were downed, hundreds of homes and buildings were either damaged or destroyed and cars were tossed 150 to 200 yards. The tornado path started near 2613 State Highway 19 in Detroit, and lifted near 20 Highway 43 in Phil Campbell.
While the tornado was only on the ground for 25 miles in Marion County, it was actually on the ground for an astonishing 132 miles through Alabama and southern Tennesse.
Mackenzie Patterson, with WTVM spent time with the Holland family who told their story of incredible survival, including that of their cat that was sucked into the sky as the family braced for destruction. Video: Hackleburg family recovers from devastation
Despite their devastation, Phil Campbell residents were not going to let the lack of a church building be a reason not to hold services. On May 1, members of the Phil Campbell Church of God gathered in the place where their church building had stood only five days prior. The building was totally destroyed and the only thing reminder of the building was the numerous piles of debris and the concrete slab where it formerly sat.