Tuesday, May 21 2013 6:18 AM EDT2013-05-21 10:18:45 GMT
Authorities said a 15-year-old girl may be facing charges after driving without a license and losing control of a car in a crash that left a 10-year-old girl dead Monday afternoon. The crash happened onMore >>
Authorities said a 15-year-old may be facing charges after driving without a license and losing control of a car in a crash that left a 10-year-old dead.More >>
Monday, May 20 2013 11:48 PM EDT2013-05-21 03:48:15 GMT
A woman has been arrested after she allegedly locked her four young daughters out of their home for days at a time.A witness told police that the four girls, ages 7, 5, 3 and 1, had been in the same dirtyMore >>
A woman has been arrested after she allegedly locked her four young daughters out of their home for days at a time.More >>
Monday, May 20 2013 11:45 PM EDT2013-05-21 03:45:38 GMT
A widespread power outage has affected a large portion of Ascension Parish. Small portions of neighboring parishes are also affected. As of 5:40 p.m., the Entergy website reported 20,981 homes andMore >>
A widespread power outage affected a large portion of Ascension Parish and part of EBR Parish Monday. More >>
Tuesday, May 21 2013 2:42 PM EDT2013-05-21 18:42:15 GMT
Residents in tornado-stricken Moore, OK, await news on missing love ones Tuesday, a day after a massive tornado devastated the city, killing at least 51. Rescuers worked all night, with particular attentionMore >>
The tornado, with winds up to 200 mph, cut a 20-mile stretch as wide as two miles through the Oklahoma City metro area. The medical examiner's office reported 24 people died, including nine children. More >>
Tuesday, May 21 2013 10:36 AM EDT2013-05-21 14:36:49 GMT
(RNN) – A day after long track tornadoes devastated Shawnee and Edmond, OK, another round has begun near Oklahoma City.KOCO broadcast a slow rotating cloud that slowly extended down towards the groundMore >>
Dozens of people have died after a second day of tornadoes twisted through Oklahoma, this time taking aim at the town of Moore, south of Oklahoma City.More >>
BATON ROUGE, LA (WAFB) -
A fire station still not fully built six months after it was supposed to open is causing an uproar in one Baton Rouge community. Neighbors said they feel unsafe and want construction to resume immediately.
The East Baton Rouge City-Parish Government agreed on a $1.5 million contract to build a new fire station at the corner of Choctaw Drive and North Acadian Throughway. According to the East Baton Rouge Parish Attorney's Office, the city paid for the construction of the fire station, but the contractor bailed.
The city of Baton Rouge hired a Michigan company with a Baton Rouge office called Quadrants Inc. to build the new station. It has cost taxpayers $750,000 so far and according to the EBR Parish Attorney's Office, Quadrants Inc. backed out of the project last December. It's now 171 days past its original opening date, according to DPW.
"It's really frustrating because anything can happen and we're not ready," said Eric Johnson, who manages a barber shop across the street.
"Response times are there," said Curt Monte with the Baton Rouge Fire Department. "Coverage hasn't changed and we're going to continue to provide them with class one service we've always had."
Monte added there are currently two fire stations in the area that provide service.
"We're just as anxious as the citizens are, if not more, to get it open," Monte explained.
Quadrants Inc. could not be questioned as to why it stopped work on the project. According to the Secretary of State's website, the company address is listed as 3390 Nicholson Drive. A condo is located near LSU's campus at that address. Several calls were made to the company, but no one answered the phone.
The parish attorney's office is working with an insurance company to get the project moving. Construction is expected to resume in the next month.