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 2:42 PM EDT2013-05-21 18:42:15 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 >>
MONTGOMERY, AL (WSFA) -
It's becoming a common occurrence - police requesting help in bringing runaways back home. Just in the past couple of weeks, teenagers in Marbury and Prattville left home and haven't returned. Experts say there are ways parents can reduce the likelihood of their child running away.
"When kids get to be teenagers, they're going through a lot of stuff anyway, but it's so important to stay consistent with them, said Jannah Bailey, Executive Director of Child Protect. "And to still be as involved as you can be and interested."
The National Runaway Switchboard has signs parents can look out for to detect whether their teen is planning to run away:
Changes in behaviors or patterns
Disclosure of intentions to run away
Accumulation of money or possessions
Bailey said Child Protect often deals with the after-effects teens face when they decide to run away.
"Maybe they were molested, or offered or made propositioned to and because they've hooked up with somebody on Facebook," Bailey said.
Experts say many teens run away because of problems at home, but bailey says running away is not the answer.
"Trust an adult, maybe someone else in your family, tell them what's going on, continue to tell them."
Parents or teenagers needing help can call 1-800-RUNAWAY. More information can be found here.