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 >>
LIVINGSTON PARISH, LA (WAFB) -
A State Supreme Court Judge ruled the Livingston Sheriff's Office cannot take a commission on the property taxes it collects; which means one group is getting a refund.
The Council on Aging in Livingston Parish depends on money from property taxes to run its programs, however, they say when the Sheriff started collecting a commission on the money in 2004 they were eventually forced to cut some services.
One of the main items they cut back on, besides serving seniors a hot meal seven days a week, was transportation.
"We're just upset because we can't come every day," said one of the seniors, as she boarded the bus.
Jo Mayo, the CEO for the Council on Aging, says they used to pick up the seniors five days a week, but they had to cut that back to three days one week, two days the next. She also says they used to serve a hot meal seven days a week, but stopped the weekend feedings.
"I miss the fellowship," said another lady. "We talk to one another. We praise the Lord together."
Someone else added they also play Bingo and exercise together.
"I love the people. If it wasn't for them I don't know what I'd do to pass time away."
Also because of cutbacks, they've developed waiting lists for some programs.
"We have a waiting list for our chore service. Which is a cleaning service that goes into the home and cleans home for the seniors," says Mayo.
The State Supreme Court ruled Thursday the Sheriff's Office must pay the Council on Aging $600,000 which the center hopes will allow them to reinstate the programs they cut.
There is no word yet on where that $600,000 will come from in the Sheriff's budget, or whether they plan to appeal the judge's decision.