Thursday, December 5 2013 11:58 AM EST2013-12-05 16:58:53 GMT
Investigators are trying to find a woman who may have details about a deadly crash. Louisiana State Police said their investigation into a wreck near Convent the day before Thanksgiving revealed one witnessMore >>
Investigators are trying to find a woman who may have details about a deadly crash. A witness told them a woman was driving a car behind one of the cars involved in the crash.More >>
Thursday, December 5 2013 8:43 AM EST2013-12-05 13:43:23 GMT
SACRAMENTO, CA (CNN) - Hannah and Tom Hepner are the proud parents of triplets. But these aren't just any triplets, they're extremely rare babies. They were conceived naturally without the help of fertilityMore >>
Hannah and Tom Hepner are the proud parents of triplets.More >>
Thursday, December 5 2013 10:56 AM EST2013-12-05 15:56:05 GMT
One Louisiana sheriff said his department will continue to target those who sell alcohol to minors. The Ascension Parish Sheriff's Office reported two convenience store clerks accused of underage alcoholMore >>
The Ascension Parish Sheriff's Office reported two convenience store clerks accused of underage alcohol sales were arrested Tuesday night.More >>
Thursday, December 5 2013 12:53 PM EST2013-12-05 17:53:56 GMT
No injuries have been reported after a helicopter makes a hard landing in Port Fourchon Thursday morning. According to Port Fourchon harbor chief John Callais, the chopper was transporting people offshoreMore >>
No injuries have been reported after a helicopter makes a hard landing in Port Fourchon Thursday morning.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.