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Deputies ask for the public's help to locate a man who is suspected of raping a 16-year-old girl. According to the St. Mary Parish Sheriff's Office, the incident happened on Tuesday, April 15. The victimMore >>
Deputies ask for the public's help to locate a man who is suspected of raping a 16-year-old girl.More >>
Thursday, April 17 2014 6:16 PM EDT2014-04-17 22:16:12 GMT
Authorities are searching for a man accused of shooting his estranged wife and their 12-year-old son. Deputies with the Ascension Parish Sheriff's Office say Ronald Green Sr., 44, called a woman aroundMore >>
Authorities are searching for a man accused of shooting his estranged wife and their 12-year-old son.More >>
Thursday, April 17 2014 4:43 PM EDT2014-04-17 20:43:50 GMT
Officials with the VA Medical Center in downtown Charleston say a North Charleston man who was initially federally charged with a $525 fine for an $.89 drink refill will instead be given a warning.More >>
Officials with the VA Medical Center in downtown Charleston say a North Charleston man who was initially federally charged with a $525 fine for an $.89 drink refill will instead be given a warning. More >>
Authorities say it's cheap, it's easy, and rescue personnel say it may save your life. It's called a center punch, and it costs just a few dollars. The tool is made to shatter a window, even under water.
Rescuers dove into the murky waters of Black Bayou shortly before 10 p.m. Tuesday night. Within minutes they had broken through the rear window of the submerged car to Raelyn Encalade's daughters Faith, 9, and Patience, 7, strapped in the car.
Rescuers tried CPR, but it was too late. One of the first on the scene was Shane Rojas with the St. Amant Fire Department. A day late, he wants the public to know about the center punch and how it works. Rojas says to take the tool with the palm of your hand and press into the corner of a window. The glass will shatter. He says it will not work on a windshield, which is thicker.
Rojas says if you're in a car that's sinking, let the car fill up with water, then open the door, once the pressure equalizes. Chief James LeBlanc with St. Amant Fire says Raelyn Encalade did the best she could.
"It's real easy to sit here now and say be calm and unbuckle your seat belt and bust through the window and swim out. It's very difficult for that to happen," LeBlanc said.