Tuesday, June 18 2013 5:12 PM EDT2013-06-18 21:12:52 GMT
A 13-year-old boy was arrested and charged with second degree murder after his 5-year-old sister died Sunday. Jefferson Parish Sheriff's Detectives say the boy admitted to practicing "WWE" moves on theMore >>
A 13-year-old boy was arrested and charged with second degree murder after his 5-year-old sister died Sunday. Jefferson Parish Sheriff's Detectives say the boy admitted to practicing "WWE" moves on the girl, even after she told him that she was in pain.More >>
Tuesday, June 18 2013 4:10 PM EDT2013-06-18 20:10:44 GMT
WWL-TV reports there has been a possible explosion in Washington Parish early Tuesday morning. The station stated on its website officials are on their way to the town of Isabel to investigate. According toMore >>
There was a gas line explosion early Tuesday morning, according to Washington Parish Sheriff Randy Seal. The gas fire is out, but trees in the area are still burning. More >>
Tuesday, June 18 2013 10:36 AM EDT2013-06-18 14:36:47 GMT
Louisiana State Police reports I-10 East is closed at Whiskey Bay on the Atchafalaya Basin Bridge due to multiple crashes. Traffic on I-10 East is being diverted onto I-49 North.Drivers trying to get toMore >>
Louisiana State Police said I-10 East was closed for a while Tuesday morning due to multiple crashes near Whiskey Bay on the Atchafalaya Basin Bridge.More >>
Tuesday, June 18 2013 12:18 PM EDT2013-06-18 16:18:50 GMT
A man accused of stealing air conditioners was arrested on theft and drug charges Monday. Johnny Williams Jr., 34, of Hammond, faces charges of felony theft and possession of marijuana. The Tangipahoa ParishMore >>
A man accused of stealing air conditioners was arrested on theft and drug charges Monday. Witnesses said they saw him take the units. More >>
Tuesday, June 18 2013 11:37 AM EDT2013-06-18 15:37:41 GMT
Sheriff's deputies are asking for the public's help in finding a suspected rapist. The Ascension Parish Sheriff's Office reported Justo Venegas, 31, is wanted on a charge of forcible rape. Chief DeputyMore >>
Sheriff's deputies are asking for the public's help in finding a suspected rapist. He is wanted for forcible rape involving a girl. More >>
BATON ROUGE, LA (WAFB) -
An LSU graduate with a
bright future is fighting a battle for which he has no control. Blake McKee,
26, is recovering from brain surgery after being hit by a car. His relatives
said his progress is nothing short of a miracle.
Brad McKee paints his
brother Blake as a proud LSU graduate and fan, one who would never miss a home
game. In fact, he says Blake was walking home from the LSU-Alabama game when he
was hit by a car on Alvin Dark Avenue. The impact knocked him onto another car
and to the ground. The driver who caused the crash fled the scene.
"My mom got a call about
five o'clock in the morning, and she woke me up and said we have to get to the
hospital. Blake is in critical condition," McKee said.
Three CT scans determined
Blake had severe trauma to his brain. Doctors said they had to operate
"A blood vessel had
exploded in his brain and he had blood the size of a tennis ball in his brain.
It was severe. They didn't paint a good picture for us at all at that point,"
Brad said his brother was
placed on life support in intensive care, until Tuesday.
"We walked in there for
his 1 p.m. visit and he was off the breathing machine, no sedation at all and he
uttered a few words to me and things like that," McKee said.
While Blake is making
progress, it is slow. Brad said his brother can't recall what year it is or
that he was hit by a car. But he's got what needs to heal.
"Blake's got a lot of good
friends and support. That support, constantly being at the hospital with us, at
the house and just bringing us food and water and things like that it's made
the process a lot easier," McKee said.
Back at the scene of the
tragic accident, Detective Don Coppola hopes the McKee's will get the same
support from a stranger.
"It's an LSU home game. There
are hundreds of people, possibly hundreds of thousands of people have to have
heard, saw, seen something," Coppola said.
Blake's employer, Cajun
Construction, is offering $10,000 for information leading to the arrest of the
Crime Stoppers is offering
a $1,000 reward. If you have any information, you are urged to call Crime
Stoppers at 225-344-STOP (7867).