Saturday, May 18 2013 11:59 PM EDT2013-05-19 03:59:26 GMT
A man was shot in the leg Saturday night inside of BREC's Hooper Road Park, according to the East Baton Rouge Parish Sheriff's Office. The injury is not considered life-threatening. The victim told investigatorsMore >>
A man was shot in the leg Saturday night inside of BREC's Hooper Road Park, according to the East Baton Rouge Parish Sheriff's Office. The injury is not considered life-threatening. More >>
It's all about the odds, and one lone ticket in Florida has beaten them all by matching each of the numbers drawn for the highest Powerball jackpot in history at an estimated $590.5 million, lottery officials...More >>
Some lucky person walked into a Publix supermarket in suburban Florida over the past few days and bought a ticket now worth an estimated $590.5 million - the highest Powerball jackpot in history.More >>
Saturday, May 18 2013 9:39 PM EDT2013-05-19 01:39:50 GMT
A 12-year-old boy accidentally shot his 8-year-old brother in the shoulder Saturday afternoon, according to the East Baton Rouge Parish Sheriff's Office. The injury is not life-threatening. The accidentMore >>
A 12-year-old boy accidentally shot his 8-year-old brother in the shoulder Saturday afternoon.More >>
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 7:41 PM EDT2013-05-17 23:41:51 GMT
The director of the East Baton Rouge Companion Animal Alliance admits her city-parish shelter messed up big time Friday."We take full responsibility," Beth Brewster, CAA director "CAA takes full responsibilityMore >>
The director of the East Baton Rouge Companion Animal Alliance admits her city-parish shelter messed up big time Friday.More >>
MADISON, MS (Mississippi News Now) -
A Madison family said the city is being a Scrooge when it comes to their holiday celebrations.
The Cheeks spent two days putting up Christmas decorations at their home in the Traceland North subdivision.
Now they're being told some of them must go.
Wanda Cheeks says her love for decorating for Christmas is being marred by orders from the City of Madison aimed at two new peacocks on her roof.
"I love Christmas. This is what I do."
The Church Street resident said a Code Enforcement official visited her home Tuesday.
"The city come down and said they need to come down. And I asked him what's the problem, what kind of discomfort are they making and he couldn't answer that. He said the Santa Claus can stay and it's way bigger than the little peacocks. But the peacocks had to come down," said Cheeks.
The 43 year old and her husband Melvin put up the decorations which are on a timer and come on at five p.m. and off at 10:40 p.m..
Cheeks said she was awarded best Christmas decorations for three years in competitions that she didn't even enter.
The Madison resident said she was told neighbors didn't like them.
"My kids and I when we first drove by and saw them up there, one of the first things that they said was that they really liked the peacocks. They thought they were really cute and colorful. And it was different having never seen one," said Church Street resident Marianne Mooney.
She's lived here five years and said the city has repeatedly complained about everything from her painting her shutters and door black which she repainted, to building a back storage coverage which they removed, to paving the spot where her husband parks his work truck.
Cheeks, who is a renter, said neighbors told her about violations like having satellite in the front of her home which she's seen in the neighborhood, but nothing about Christmas decorations.
"Every time they come and complain about something I try to get it right, but this is it. This is little stuff," said the irritated decorator.
"There have been numerous calls to my office complaining about the peacocks on the roof. I always listen to resident concerns. The strength of the community is its citizens. If this is an issue that is litigated, Madison will approach it through the Architectural Control Ordinance," said Madison Mayor Mary Hawkins Butler.
The mayor said that city ordinance prohibits any structure that would decrease property values.
Madison's mayor said the Cheeks are welcome to address the board at the December sixth meeting, but must first call by noon Friday to be placed on the agenda.