Friday, December 6 2013 10:24 PM EST2013-12-07 03:24:12 GMT
Louisiana State Police reports Highland Road is closed between Pecue Lane and Siegen Lane due to a major crash. Troopers added the closure is expected to last until around 11 p.m. No further details wereMore >>
Louisiana State Police reports Highland Road is closed between Pecue Lane and Siegen Lane due to a major crash.More >>
Thursday, December 5 2013 9:15 AM EST2013-12-05 14:15:24 GMT
The aunt of a 12 year old girl police say was raped several times dating back to this summer still finds it difficult to find the words to describe her pain. "It's like my world fell from underneath meMore >>
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Friday, December 6 2013 8:26 PM EST2013-12-07 01:26:31 GMT
Ex-LSU running back Jeryl Brazil has turned himself in to authorities after a warrant was issued for his arrest in connection with a burglary in the Baton Rouge area. The Baton Rouge Police DepartmentMore >>
Ex-LSU running back Jeryl Brazil has turned himself in to authorities after a warrant was issued for his arrest in connection with a burglary in the Baton Rouge area.More >>
Thursday, December 5 2013 6:32 PM EST2013-12-05 23:32:44 GMT
Police said the rape of a 12-year-old girl now includes six people. Police said the victim was raped several times, dating back to this summer. Five men are still behind bars in the East Baton Rouge ParishMore >>
Police said the rape of a 12-year-old girl now includes six people. Police said the victim was raped several times, dating back to this summer.More >>
Friday, December 6 2013 11:09 PM EST2013-12-07 04:09:09 GMT
Officials with the Iberville Parish Sheriff's Office say a body was found on the east bank of the Mississippi River on the St. Gabriel side, near the ferry landing.Deputies say they believe it may be aMore >>
Authorities said a body was found on the east bank of the Mississippi River in Sunshine near the ferry landing. The body has been identified as a missing Baton Rouge man. More >>
LOUISVILLE, KY (WAVE) – Jefferson County Public Schools said staff from Frost Middle School were on scene after they got word of the school bus wreck involving bus #1250 on Friday morning. It happened only three miles from the school.
JCPS Chief Operating Officer Dr. Michael Raisor said they handled everything appropriately with safety concerns as their priority, but student Alexia Jones and her mother Tachelle Booker said they had concerns about what happened after the wreck.
Jones was taken to KentuckyOne Southwest Hospital after she was injured in the wreck. She said she only a scratch on her head and some back pain, but said her classmates, who are all from the Portland area, fared much worse. "Some friends had glass in their arms. Their face had more blood. They had gashing on their arms."
She said it was chaos after her bus crashed with a Ford Mustang only a couple of miles from their building. "Everyone was just screaming. Everyone went to the emergency exit and climbing out windows," said Jones.
Jones' mother said she felt similar. "I get a call from Lexi in her school bus in hysterics. I couldn't understand what she was saying. I just understood my bus has been in a wreck," said Booker. After getting disconnected, Booker said she called the school and the bus compound all of whom she said did not know anything.
Raisor said everything was handled by the book. "EMS assessed the situation and in any emergency situation is handling the most serious emergency situations first and sending those students to the hospital first. When they had finally assessed the situation, sent out all the ambulances with the students they then provided us with a list. At that point we then started notifying parents."
"I don't know what new procedures can be done, but communication is the key," said Booker. She has to now figure out how to get her daughter from their Portland neighborhood home to class Monday morning because "I'm not riding the bus," said Jones.
Jones mom said she hopes the difficulty parents will have finding rides for their kids who are assigned to a school at least 30 minutes away will be taken into consideration in the future when school assignments are handed out.