Tuesday, June 18 2013 5:12 PM EDT2013-06-18 21:12:52 GMT
A 13-year-old boy was arrested and charged with second degree murder after his 5-year-old sister died Sunday. Jefferson Parish Sheriff's Detectives say the boy admitted to practicing "WWE" moves on theMore >>
A 13-year-old boy was arrested and charged with second degree murder after his 5-year-old sister died Sunday. Jefferson Parish Sheriff's Detectives say the boy admitted to practicing "WWE" moves on the girl, even after she told him that she was in pain.More >>
Tuesday, June 18 2013 4:10 PM EDT2013-06-18 20:10:44 GMT
WWL-TV reports there has been a possible explosion in Washington Parish early Tuesday morning. The station stated on its website officials are on their way to the town of Isabel to investigate. According toMore >>
There was a gas line explosion early Tuesday morning, according to Washington Parish Sheriff Randy Seal. The gas fire is out, but trees in the area are still burning. More >>
Tuesday, June 18 2013 10:36 AM EDT2013-06-18 14:36:47 GMT
Louisiana State Police reports I-10 East is closed at Whiskey Bay on the Atchafalaya Basin Bridge due to multiple crashes. Traffic on I-10 East is being diverted onto I-49 North.Drivers trying to get toMore >>
Louisiana State Police said I-10 East was closed for a while Tuesday morning due to multiple crashes near Whiskey Bay on the Atchafalaya Basin Bridge.More >>
Tuesday, June 18 2013 12:18 PM EDT2013-06-18 16:18:50 GMT
A man accused of stealing air conditioners was arrested on theft and drug charges Monday. Johnny Williams Jr., 34, of Hammond, faces charges of felony theft and possession of marijuana. The Tangipahoa ParishMore >>
A man accused of stealing air conditioners was arrested on theft and drug charges Monday. Witnesses said they saw him take the units. More >>
Tuesday, June 18 2013 11:37 AM EDT2013-06-18 15:37:41 GMT
Sheriff's deputies are asking for the public's help in finding a suspected rapist. The Ascension Parish Sheriff's Office reported Justo Venegas, 31, is wanted on a charge of forcible rape. Chief DeputyMore >>
Sheriff's deputies are asking for the public's help in finding a suspected rapist. He is wanted for forcible rape involving a girl. More >>
BATON ROUGE, LA (WAFB) -
Louisiana National Guardsmen, mounted police and even helicopters patrol the state disaster relief site on Airline Highway at Choctaw Drive. With more than 1,200 filing in before the lunch hour, the state estimates it will be the busiest site in East Baton Rouge Parish.
The relief program, which has already visited more than a dozen other parishes, follows a routine.
But it has been anything but ordinary for a handful of nearby businesses.
"We depend on walk-in customers. You have to be able to get in here. We don't do anything off site. So you have to be able to get here for us to take care of it," Gerry Varnado said.
Varnado said his family business, which works on large commercial engines, has already been impacted by the process. One of his delivery guys, Sherman Brown, was delayed by a roadblock directing traffic in and out of the D-SNAP site.
"I had to go all around the old Sam's store, come around through the parking lot, and then come back around on the service road," Brown said.
Varnado said drivers are having a hard time maneuvering the tight turns at the intersection near his shop.
"Traffic has been hard getting in and out and we have some customers obviously complaining about it, and it's been difficult for us to get in," Varnado explained.
Trey Williams with the Louisiana Department of Family and Child Services said the state relies on law enforcement to set up and control traffic flow in and out of the relief sites.
"We work with local police, state police and National Guard and DOTD to come up with the best traffic scheme that will impact as little as possible the traffic around the site," Williams said.
But Varnado fears a week of the same routine will, no doubt, hurt his bottom line.
of 4 p.m. Monday, unofficial totals show that 3,326 households whose last
names begin with A-C received DSNAP benefits on the first day sites were
open in East Baton Rouge Parish.