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 >>
BATON ROUGE, LA (WAFB) -
It's become a car-jarring ride for those who work and live off O'Neal Lane. Work to widen the road started in September of 2009, but it will be next year before things are finished.
Not only are some drivers fed up, the construction has caused some businesses to relocate.
There are tons of orange cones down O'Neal Lane, cars are held up behind construction equipment and road closed signs are part of drivers frustration. As one woman says, everyday it's something new.
"The lanes are constantly changing," said Karen Urban. "If this lane's going to be closed, have to move over here....just last week I almost made an illegal left turn because they closed that off, but I didn't realize I could only make a right."
For Urban, maneuvering road blocks has led to a bigger problem. She's had to replace part of her car, where bumps and uneven sections of the road have torn up her front fender.
The entrance to her neighborhood is in the construction zone and several potholes and dips have made for a bouncy ride.
"It's going to be a big improvement once it's finished. But it needs to be finished," said Kenny Wendt, who owns a business in the area. But since last October, the building he owns has had a vacant sign up. The tenant that had been there for five years left.
"They didn't renew because of the construction," Wendt said. "You couldn't get in and out. The driveways were all messed up. Would you want to open up a new business like that?"
Wendt says he's losing thousands every month the building sits empty. And although he's met with potential tenants, no one wants to move in until the mess in front is cleared up.
"They did have a town hall meeting about two months ago and said then it'll be finished up next year," Wendt said.
Until then, people like Urban say careful is the thing to be in the construction zone.
"I was trying to turn into my neighborhood and a car thought that was his lane. I'm like, 'Oh my - this could be a head-on collision right here.' It's just unsafe," Urban said.