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 10:16 PM EDT2013-05-22 02:16:08 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 >>
BATON ROUGE, LA (WAFB) -
Nine jurors have been confirmed and sequestered in the trial of Torence Hatch, the Baton Rouge rapper also known as Lil Boosie. Hatch is charged with first degree murder for a murder-for-hire plan.
He is accused of hiring Michael Louding to kill Terry Boyd in 2009.
After four days of jury selection, Judge Mike Erwin swore in those nine just after 6:00 p.m. Thursday. Those jurors already had their suitcases and were taken to an undisclosed hotel, where they will stay until the trial is over. Three more jurors and two alternates still need to be selected.
More than 30 potential jurors have been questioned. However, defense attorneys say they don't expect to have a complete jury seated until Friday.
Judge Erwin, prosecutors and Hatch's attorneys questioned the third and fourth panel of possible jurors Thursday. Several were excused. Two of those because they told the judge they felt Hatch was guilty.
One juror told the court she has somewhat followed the information on the internet and other media and said "You can't erase what you heard." She also said she felt he was guilty.
After stating her opinion, another woman was asked by the judge, "You feel that he's guilty?" Her answer was yes.
Judge Erwin is also asking about possible hardships jurors will face if they are part of the jury. On Wednesday, the defense raised concerns because some jurors will be financially strapped if they have to take off two or three weeks for work, which they say is clearly a problem in this case.
Prosecutors have named at least 30 people they could call to the witness stand during the trial.
The judge is allowing some specific lyrics from Hatch's music to be brought up in the trial.
Prosecutors said specific lyrics equal intent. Defense attorneys said it's just a rapper doing his job.
Three specific words are what prosecutors hope will link Torrance Hatch to the killing of Terry Boyd on October 21, 2009. Those words include 187, mirk and cake.
Prosecutor Dana Cummings presented a Baton Rouge Police detective who said the words "187" and "mirk" mean murder and the word "cake" means money.
Defense attorney Jason Williams agrees that those are Hatch's words, but that's not what they mean.
Day 4 of jury selection in Lil Boosie murder trialMore>>