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 >>
The parents of a south Georgia
college student first found out from Facebook their daughter had been found
dead in a dormitory study room.
Jasmine Benjamin, 17, was
a freshman at Valdosta State University and was found unresponsive on a study
room couch on November 18.
Lawyers for the family say
a friend forwarded the Facebook post about the teen's death to her parents
before they were officially notified by authorities.
With social media being
the quickest way to get information out there, it isn't that hard to believe Benjamin's
parents found out about her death through Facebook.
We spoke with Rus Drew, Chief
of Police at Columbus State University, who tells us that this kind of
information spreading through social media is hard to prevent.
He tells us that if an
unfortunate situation like this were to happen at CSU, their goal would be to
immediately contact the parents and community.
"In a crisis, and
particularly with parents who particularly may be away from the student, it is
so important, you know, that they feel like they are in the loop," said Chief
Drew. "Particularly in such a crisis situation like this with the unfortunate
death of a student."
The parents of the Valdosta
State student now hope that social media can help solve the death of their
daughter, which police are investigating as a homicide.