Saturday, May 18 2013 11:59 PM EDT2013-05-19 03:59:26 GMT
A man was shot in the leg Saturday night inside of BREC's Hooper Road Park, according to the East Baton Rouge Parish Sheriff's Office. The injury is not considered life-threatening. The victim told investigatorsMore >>
A man was shot in the leg Saturday night inside of BREC's Hooper Road Park, according to the East Baton Rouge Parish Sheriff's Office. The injury is not considered life-threatening. More >>
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Saturday, May 18 2013 9:39 PM EDT2013-05-19 01:39:50 GMT
A 12-year-old boy accidentally shot his 8-year-old brother in the shoulder Saturday afternoon, according to the East Baton Rouge Parish Sheriff's Office. The injury is not life-threatening. The accidentMore >>
A 12-year-old boy accidentally shot his 8-year-old brother in the shoulder Saturday afternoon.More >>
Friday, May 17 2013 11:37 AM EDT2013-05-17 15:37:38 GMT
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The rifle is precision guided with "lock and launch" technology similar to a fighter jet.More >>
Friday, May 17 2013 7:41 PM EDT2013-05-17 23:41:51 GMT
The director of the East Baton Rouge Companion Animal Alliance admits her city-parish shelter messed up big time Friday."We take full responsibility," Beth Brewster, CAA director "CAA takes full responsibilityMore >>
The director of the East Baton Rouge Companion Animal Alliance admits her city-parish shelter messed up big time Friday.More >>
ALSEN, LA (WAFB) -
Officials from the Governor's Office of Homeland Security toured parts of Baker Tuesday to assess damage left behind from Monday's storm system.
Meanwhile, East Baton Rouge Mayor Kip Holden is warning people to watch out for scammers as they work to repair their homes. The mayor declared a local disaster in parts of the parish. The National Weather Service confirms a tornado touched down in Baker and the community of Alsen.
"I was scared," said lifelong Alsen resident Moses Evans Junior. "I thought I was going to find bodies out here."
Evans owns land in the area and stores cars and trucks on parts of
it. The tornado ripped right through his yard tossing vehicles around.
"I have a truck that's missing, I got a car that's missing, I got
a portable building that's missing," Moses said.
"It's like on Star Trek, it's like Scotty beamed it away. The real
humbling thing to think about, all of this is material stuff."
City officials say around 150 properties were damaged.
"It's a great thing to be breathing and be alive," Moses
said. "It's special. And for anybody who's caught up in materialism
don't worry about it. It'll be here when we are gone and life is the most
important thing. It's special. It's a great feeling. It's a great feeling to be
A confirmed tornado also caused damaged in Ascension Parish. The 7th District Fire Station in Gonzales had severe damage to the front of the building, with windows and walls destroyed.