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 >>
During a Vicksburg Warren School Board meeting last year, one board member suggested that a pornographic magazine be used as resource materials to encouraging reading.
While some looked on the comment as a joke, one parental organization said it's no laughing matter.
"I asked her to tell principals to tell employees if they wanted to read Playboy they had to remove the pictures," said former Vicksburg Warren School Board President Zelmarine Murphy in September 2011.
Some attending the school board meeting saw it as humor and laughed at her recommendation to principals.
"It does have good articles in it sometimes," added Murphy.
Others are criticizing her comments.
Parents for Vicksburg Warren Schools posted the comments on their Facebook page.
"It sets a bad example of what we want our children reading," said Shelley Tingle, a mother of three children in the district.
"We have plenty of wonderful literature that we can read our children aside from Playboy and even though she says the articles are good, I would have to beg to differ that it's just a total misrepresentation of women and it's pornography," said Tingle.
We were unable to reach Murphy for comment.
Her statement was made in reference to the new Drop Everything and Read program which encourages everyone in the school system to read for the first 60 minutes of each day.
Vicksburg Warren school officials said she is a retired teacher who has served on the board for more than 20 years. Murphy represents District Two.
"In a subsequent meeting in closed session with the board and I, she tried to explain the meaning of her comment. She was speaking about reading materials, not necessarily the use of magazines in the classroom. Nonetheless, we are moving forward with the business of the district which does not include Playboy magazine," said Vicksburg Warren School District Superintendent Dr. Elizabeth Swinford.