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 7:04 PM EDT2013-05-21 23:04:33 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 >>
TYLER, TX (KLTV) -
Family and friends of Jelena Sriraman are trying to move forward with the memories they have of her.
Jelena was very active in Southern Oaks Baptist Church, teaching and working for the church daycare. With two children of her own, Jelena was well-known in her church community as a leader and teacher for local children.
"She'll be very missed, by us and our children," said Renee French, a friend of Jelena's.
For the past five years, Jelena was a leader and teacher at the Children's Ministry at Southern Oaks Baptist Church.
"She loved children, and it was evident, I believe, in the way they were always huddled around her when she would tell them stories," said Southern Oaks Baptist Church youth pastor Charles Taylor.
Jelena was from Croatia. Her friends tell us she met her ex-husband, James Calvert, when he traveled to Croatia. He brought her back to the United States, and they were married in 2004.
After having two children together, they were divorced in 2009. But that didn't stop Jelena from living a full life.
"The kids were happy; even through everything they went through, the kids were happy, because she made sure of it," said Jelena's friend Jennifer Deck.
Jelena moved forward, getting her US citizenship in May of 2010, and then graduating from the Paralegal Program at TJC just this year.
"She would come into the office very excited about doing well on a test or she would get her semester grades and she would come into the office all excited," said Taylor.
But what really made Jelena smile was her two children, and her new love, her husband, Arvind Sriraman. Jelena and Arvind married in January.
"They loved each other a lot. He was all about her hopes and dreams and what she wanted in life and he wanted her to be happy," said Deck.
Sriraman knows the first step to continue Jelena's happiness is loving and caring for her children.
Arvind Sriraman plans to legally adopt both of his stepchildren. CPS confirms as of tonight, the children will be temporarily placed in his custody.