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 >>
Thousands of trees were snapped and uprooted as an EF-3 tornado tracked through Jefferson, Shelby, St. Clair, Calhoun, Etowah and Cherokee Counties. Its track began as an EF-0 to an EF-1 in Argo between Deerfoot Parkway and Advent Road. It passed through Margaret in St. Clair County, and strengthened as it moved into Shoal Creek, north of Ohatchee, through southeast Etowah County, into Cherokee County and finally left the state moving into Georgia at 7:47 p.m.
For 72 miles, this tornado pummeled parts of east Alabama taking the lives of 23 people (14 in St. Clair County, 9 in Calhoun). Homes were wiped clean of their foundation and a large section of a forest was flattened, making the tall trees appear as crop circles from the sky. Video: Fox 6 surveys east Alabama damage
Neighborhoods in Wellington and Ohatchee received heavy damage, in some cases even wiped out. The Robin's Mill subdivision in Ohatchee—a lakefront subdivision full of year-round and summer homes—was flattened.
"I was about to get in the shower and I heard it coming. So I run, got under the stairwell in my daughter's bedroom and rode it out," he recalled.
Across the highway a bleaker picture: the last body to be recovered from the countywide recovery effort. A woman's body turned up in a slough across Highway 77. Her husband died in an area hospital the same day.
A St. Clair County family is mourning the death of their father Thomas Lee, 64, who died while bracing himself against his three-story house's front door. However, by doing so, he saved his wife and their 13 children who range in age from three to 27.Video: Father of 13 sacrifices himself for family
Families all over the area held on for dear life as the violent twister roared through their communities. The Smith family in Ohatchee is glad they are all alive and well, however they are mourning their aunt, Ruby Douthitt who lived across the street. Video: Family mourns death of woman from Ohatchee
Many families moved into shelters or relatives homes, but one family in the Shoal Creek Road area of Ashville decided to stay put, even over night. They set up sleeping bags, built a fire and are keeping an eye out for looters. They say they can't leave behind what little they have left. Video: Families live in the dark to protect their homes
"I am so fortunate and I really have worried and prayed for the people that were not as fortunate," Carol Vice said. "We're all here and we all have somewhere to go and there are some people out there who don't and let's all remember them and pray for them."
Another amazing story of survival after this tornado is of a Peeks Hill Road family. Two-months pregnant, Stephanie Lankford crawled down a ¾ of a mile long driveway to get help for her husband who was seriously injured and bleeding. Neighbors whose own homes were demolished came quickly and were able help the Lankfords who are fortunately doing okay. Video: Pregnant wife heroically saves her injured husband
In Moody, Fox 6 anchor Sarah Verser spoke with the city's police chief who said recovery in the area is coming along. A total of 822 structures in Moody alone were damaged in the tornado. Video: Moody recovers from storm damage