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 5:00 PM EDT2013-05-21 21:00:58 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) -
The two candidates for vying for the Louisiana secretary of state squared off Monday.
Tom Schedler has been secretary of state almost a year. He said his office, like others within state government, has had to deal with cutbacks.
"Once I took office in January, one of the first things I did was try to address too many elections," Schedler said. "Louisiana had more elections than any other southeast state, by double."
He said he has streamlined the election process and is responsible for the new online apps to help people understand the races better. He hopes that understanding also helped generate interest.
Speaker of the House Jim Tucker wants the job and said his presence made many of those changes happen.
"The bill that passed this year was dead without the work we did in the House of Representatives," Tucker said. "I saved that bill and I thought it was a good bill and we were able to move it forward to be able to reduce the number of elections."
Tucker explained Louisiana has made great strides under Gov. Bobby Jindal and is poised for more. Schedler also has high hopes, but was quick to point out his office has asked for funding.
He's partially handcuffed by a thin budget, which is a reality he claimed Tucker doesn't seem to acknowledge.
"He was critical of my 70 administrative individuals that would make you believe that those 70 people were in my executive suite eating tea and crumpets all day," Schedler stated.
"That's the difference between a "can do" attitude and a "can't do" attitude and I'm going to bring a "can do" attitude to the secretary of state's office on looking at what can be done with the resources in that office, be it for voter registration or voter participation," Tucker said.
Candidates square off for secretary of state debateMore>>