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 >>
LIVINGSTON PARISH, LA (WAFB) -
Crews in Livingston Parish conducted scheduled mosquito spraying on Monday, but those who work in the program are anxiously awaiting next month's election.
"It's going to help our department out tremendously, yes," said Parish Mosquito Abatement Director Jeanine Tessmer.
On the ballot will be a measure that would change the current yearly fee of $30 for residents to a 3 mill tax for property owners. After exemptions are applied, the tax could be more or less than the current fee, depending on the property's value.
"As it stands now we're never sure how much money we're going to get because it's all dependent on people sitting down and writing that check and mailing it to us," added Tessmer.
The passing of the proposition will mean more guaranteed funds to go towards Livingston Parish's mosquito abatement program. However, that is a program the some residents wouldn't mind seeing come to an end.
"I would be totally fine with it going away," said Mandy Breshears.
Breshears and her husband have been property owners in the parish for five years and while this proposition would not go into effect until the beginning of 2014, she will be voting against it.
"I'm not a fan of it. I think we have enough chemicals in the air as it is so when I'm outside watering the yard I don't want to be breathing that in so I would be fine not having it honestly," added Breshears.