Friday, May 17 2013 11:37 AM EDT2013-05-17 15:37:38 GMT
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 >>
Friday, May 17 2013 11:00 PM EDT2013-05-18 03:00:54 GMT
The reality TV bug bites Louisiana residents again. This time it's a show that will feature a group of hunters from the Baton Rouge area. "Trained Assassins" follows a group of cross bow hunters from Louisiana ...More >>
The reality TV bug bites Louisiana residents again. This time it's a show that will feature a group of hunters from the Baton Rouge area. More >>
Saturday, May 18 2013 12:25 AM EDT2013-05-18 04:25:06 GMT
From LSU SportsBATON ROUGE, La. -- A two-run eighth-inning homer by senior leftfielder Raph Rhymes lifted No. 2 LSU (48-7, 23-6 SEC) to a thrilling 5-4 victory over No. 14 Ole Miss (35-20, 14-15 SEC) FridayMore >>
A two-run eighth-inning homer by senior leftfielder Raph Rhymes lifted No. 2 LSU to a thrilling 5-4 victory over No. 14 Ole Miss Friday night at Alex Box Stadium, Skip Bertman Field.
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 >>
Friday, May 17 2013 7:16 PM EDT2013-05-17 23:16:53 GMT
One person has died in a crash near Harrisonville, MO, Thursday evening. The crash happened on Missouri Highway 7 and Walker Road. It involved a car and a tractor-trailer. Harrisonville is in Cass County.More >>
Savannah Nash celebrated her 16th birthday last week. She died Thursday when her car slammed into a semi while she was texting during her first time driving by herself.More >>
It is hard to believe but in the Cameron Police Jury Race for District One there was a tie vote. It looks like it will send the candidates to another runoff election in December.
Those involved will meet tomorrow to double check the outcome of Saturday's election. Incumbent District 1 Police Juror Sonny McGee and challenger Curtis Fountain - never would have imagined the vote would be tied after saturday's election but it appears each candidate got 178 votes. Says Sonny McGee, " What's the odds? That's my reaction. Very surprised, a little disappointed but it is what it is."
Curtis Fountain was equally surprised. "Tie vote, I was totally speechless. I didn't have a clue anything like that would ever happen. Not a clue."
And as unusual as it is, Clerk of Court Carl Broussard says it is the second time they've had a tie vote in a police jury race in four years. He says the first thing they'll do is double check the outcome of Saturday's election. "First thing we do is go to voting machine warehouse and check the protective and public counters on the voting machine, make sure those numbers are correct. Then after that we're going to do a hand count of the absentee by mail."
In the old days, perhaps they would just flip a coin. But now a tie requires another election. In all likelihood, there will be an election on December 17th. Both candidates recognize that people will be busy with holiday festivities and preparation and probably won't be interested in their race.
Admits Fountain, "We're not expecting to have a whole lot of people go back and vote. Right now people are just trying to get ready for Thanksgiving and Christmas and that's really pretty close to Christmas time so It's not going to be very good." McGee would prefer to see the election held after the holidays. "I talked to the clerk of court today and asked for a postponement of that, maybe go into January. He said that we have to take office in January and he didn't think they would allow that to happen."
At 10 a.m., those involved will be at the voting machine warehouse to verify results and then will go to the Clerk's office to check ballots sent in by mail.
Other results they'll check closely is the race that pitted two incumbent police jurors together because of redistricting - Kirk Burleigh seems to have beat Scott Trahan by two votes,.
We'll be there when they verify the results and let you know the outcome.