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 >>
BATON ROUGE, LA (WAFB) -
Companion Animal Alliance is targeting people who rescue and protect as potential owners for sheltered animals. The CAA feels they are naturals for taking in animals in need.
"We've got a great group of veterans and first responders here in Baton Rouge, and we certainly have some great animals, " said CAA's Cathy Coates.
That's why Companion Animal Alliance has joined Companions for Heroes, a national organization that aims to pair veterans, active duty military and first responders with cats and dogs in shelters.
Local paramedic Leah Buhler is thrilled that there is a pet adoption program out there that includes first responders whose dangerous jobs are often forgotten.
"PTSD I think extends further than just the military. Police, fireman, any traumatic event could trigger something like that. So it's something that will help them as well," said Buhler
Heroes are asked to pass a screening process devised by the national organization. Those who are eligible get a bonus package that will reimburse adoption fees, pay for a year of pet insurance, and land them a gift card for supplies and training if necessary.
"If I thought about them, I imagine most of them would be thankful to have a roof over their head, a warm bed and a full tummy all the time too," said Buhler. "So, I think it helps them more than it helps me. It helped the puppy more than me."
CAA staff are happy for yet another initiative to get these animals into loving homes.
"We have animals. We have old, young, small, big, pure bred, pure mutt. Something for everybody. Really and truly come on out," said Coates.
CAA is also celebrating senior citizens this month with discounted adoption fees for those who are 55 and older.