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 10:16 PM EDT2013-05-22 02:16:08 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 >>
More than 8,000 other residents of Lee and Russell counties are part of one of the largest neighborhood watch groups on Facebook.
The group creator, Eric Woodson, and six of his friends became concerned about crime in their area and thought of a way to link neighborhoods together through the social media site.
One year later, they are over 8,000 members strong.
"We got together and said we need to bring back this whole neighborhood watch concept. We need neighbors watching out for neighbors, not being afraid to ask questions when you see something strange or suspicious in your neighborhood," explains Woodson.
The group gives tips on recent crimes on a daily basis.
Woodson says he has seen an increase of awareness in citizens, and even law enforcement has taken a close look at this program.
"It is a big information sharing network. It's a clear house for information," Woodson said. "Law enforcement is taking a look at what we're talking about, they're sharing information with us, we're sharing information with them."
This watch group goes beyond crime fighting and also reaches out to help those neighbors in need. For example, when fires recently struck in the Beauregard area, the website reached out for donations for the family who lost everything.
"At a time at the holiday season when people have lost everything, people are giving from the heart and it's just another aspect of the page," said Woodson.
This Facebook page has inspired individual neighborhoods to come together and create their own community watch page, for example, the residents of the Meadowood subdivision.
Adriane Salmi created the page for Meadowood and believes it has been a great way to bring her own neighbors together.
"I thought it would be a good idea to try and connect the community and relay information when something is going on. Everybody is checking on everybody so it's been a great help," explains Salmi.