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 1:08 PM EDT2013-05-21 17:08:29 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 >>
A medical examiner's office spokeswoman said 24 deceased victims from the Moore, OK, tornado had been transported to their Oklahoma City office. Seven of the dead were 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 not his first election but according to Steve Myers, no incumbent should run unopposed. Myers says he joined the race for mayor in Baton Rouge to talk about issues besides crime and traffic. Now he wants voters to take a chance on an unknown.
From the comforts of his home office, Myers sits facing a digital camera to tape a new segment for his website.
"Hi I'm Steve Myers, candidate for Mayor of Baton Rouge," he begins.
This is how he is hoping to engage voters. Recording his stance on 40 issues in 40 days and posting his position on issues like the proper role of government on his website, The Myers Message.
"Those little chips away at civil liberties by local government. Every week there's something new. I want to bring that to peoples attention."
Myers has dubbed his campaign as low-budget. Reaching out to voters using the internet has become his campaign style. This election actually marks his eighth time running for election.
"Most of the times I've run its been situations like this where nobody wants to step up and give an opponent to the incumbent," he said, referring to times early on in the race, when people around him were saying they could run, but didn't think they would win.
Myers says he wants voters to question the way the city is being run, with leaders exercising more government control. He uses the red light cameras as an example. "They treat someone who makes a right on red the same as someone who blows through an intersection at 120 miles per hour. That's inequitable."
His campaign does have the standard handouts: buttons and push cards. But he says voters have a civic duty to find out about him.
"I don't have to remain unknown. Only takes thirty to forty-five minutes for someone to go to MyersMessage.com and look at all these videos."
His focus right now, is on undecided voters and those looking for someone with fresh ideas.
"No its not quite to point of King Kip, but the fact is every month they're passing something that infringes on private property and civil liberties," Myers said.
He says the whispers say the current front runners are unbeatable. He feels even if he does not win, he's brought up more issues than just crime and traffic.
"I'm not afraid to lose. If I don't win, there's 2016."