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 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 >>
At the corner of Plank Rd. and Scenic Highway sits a Chevron gas station. It's off I-110 near Memorial Stadium. Around 10 p.m.Sunday, a family stopped here to get gas. "Upon our arrival, we located threeMore >>
A man said he, his wife and his daughter were all punched because they were in the "wrong neighborhood" when they stopped to get gas at night. More >>
SHREVEPORT, LA (KSLA) -
Bath salts continue to make headlines as users continue to display the outrageous behavior.
In Miami, Florida, a man who was reportedly on the drugs took bites out of another man's face before he was shot and killed by police.
A similar situation happened last week in South Louisiana.
We asked Louisiana Poison Control Director, Dr. Mark Ryan what is in the drug that causes such bizarre and violent behavior. "It affects the neurotransmitters in your brain, not unusual, many drugs do that. And they do it in a beneficial effect. It's needed. These happen to do it in ways that are extreme," says Dr. Ryan.
When the drug first hit the streets of Louisiana in 2010 the state's poison control reported an alarming number of calls from panicked users complaining of extreme anxiety, hallucinations and accelerated heart rate.
Bath salts were banned by Louisiana lawmakers less than a year later.
"The problem in Louisiana seems to have decreased pretty significantly. And the decrease started immediately after the ban was signed by governor Jindal in January 2011," says Dr. Ryan.
The problem is far from over. Bath salts take on different forms, and different names. So physicians and lawmakers are constantly researching to stay ahead of the game.
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