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) -
Routine air travel as we know it
could soon change for Louisiana residents.
"If I said real ID act to you
would you know what I'm talking about? No. I never heard of it."
"How did this happen, when did it
happen, I know nothing about it."
Because Louisiana licenses are
currently not in full compliance with the act, official government documents
like passports would be required beginning January 15 of 2013.
"We get multiple calls every
Jim Caldwell is Baton Rouge Metro
Airport's public relations manager and says he understands concern over the
need for a passport but adds as of now, there is still no definitive answer.
"Unfortunately, we can't really
give an answer beyond what we stated before that we're hopeful an extension
will be granted but we don't know at this time," said Caldwell.
Louisiana's decision to opt out
of the federal government's Real ID Act dates back to 2008 and legislators say
it was simply a matter of control and privacy.
"There was so much unknown with
the original act that was passed by congress and there were a number of states
that said we aren't going to do this and subject our residents to this and then
also additional costs not provided for by the federal government," said State
Representative Hunter Greene
According to U.S. Senators David
Vitter and Mary Landrieu, Louisiana is in compliance with most of the Real ID Act's requirements and is currently working with the Department of Homeland
Security to approve its status but either way, State Representative Greene says
there is no reason to panic.
"What I'm being told is that
everyone will be able to fly even if you don't have a passport. It's just it may
take longer if you don't have a passport," added Greene.