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 >>
Monday, May 20 2013 9:29 PM EDT2013-05-21 01:29:03 GMT
A Livingston man was shot after allegedly attacking a deputy Sunday.According to reports, Zebulun Kennedy, 25, charged the deputy, knocked him to the ground and continued attacking him. The deputy drewMore >>
A Livingston man was shot after allegedly attacking a deputy Sunday.More >>
Monday, May 20 2013 3:33 PM EDT2013-05-20 19:33:45 GMT
Baton Rouge Police are looking for a suspect who allegedly killed a man in a fight.According to reports, Andres Gonzalez, 27, and Raphael Domino Jr., 39, were fighting at Club End Zone on Plank Rd. justMore >>
Baton Rouge Police are looking for a suspect who allegedly killed a man in a fight.More >>
Tuesday, May 21 2013 2:01 AM EDT2013-05-21 06:01:07 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 >>
At least 51 have died in a storm the National Weather Service described as large and violent.More >>
At the corner of Plank Rd. and Scenic Highway sits a Chevron gas station. It's off I-110 near Memorial Stadium. Around 10 p.m.Sunday, a family stopped here to get gas. "Upon our arrival, we located threeMore >>
A man said he, his wife and his daughter were all punched because they were in the "wrong neighborhood" when they stopped to get gas at night. More >>
MONTGOMERY, AL (WSFA) -
Count Dr. David Bronner, the head of the Retirement Systems of Alabama, among the financial experts who believe a lack of agreement over the fiscal cliff could have dire consequences for the economy.
"I have never seen in my lifetime Democrats and Republicans be so ridiculous,' Dr. Bronner said. "I don't what they're smoking, but it must be pretty good stuff because they can't make up their mind one way or the other, except the other guy's an idiot and I won't listen to him at all."
Bronner told the audience at the Beasley Allen Legal Conference and Expo that if leaders can't agree, the nation would be back in a recession within a month or two. He said delaying a solution won't help matters either.
"I disagree with those who say if they don't get it done, maybe they'll fix it in February or March, and do it retroactive," he said. "There is a problem with that. What that means is you destroy the consumer right now."
The Tax Foundation found an Alabama family earning $63,000 a year would see their federal taxes go up by more than 5% - or by $3350 a year. It ranks Alabama 12th in the nation as far as the impact of the taxes on families. Alabama also relies heavily on federal spending on entitlement programs and defense.
Despite his warnings, Bronner is actually optimistic about leaders reaching an agreement before Christmas. The debate will continue to fierce until then.