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 >>
DENHAM SPRINGS, LA (WAFB) -
The deadly crash that happened Wednesday afternoon at the Sunland Drive railroad crossing in Walker was the second accident in that intersection this year.
People who cross those tracks every day are calling for upgrades to the intersection but they can't seem to get a response from the Canadian National Railroad, the company that owns the tracks.
LaRaye London-Phillips, 29, was on the way to work late Wednesday afternoon when her dad she crossed the railroad tracks at Sunland Drive and got hit by a train.
"I cry every hour. Every hour I shed a tear," her father, Freddie London, said.
LaRaye was rushed to the hospital but did not survive. The bumper of her PT Cruiser was left at the foot of the crossing as a reminder to everyone who passes.
"We come in and out of here every day so we don't always think to look both ways. You come in and want to go," Dustin Stewart said.
According to the Federal Railroad Administration, in the last ten years there have been 27 accidents involving a train and a vehicle in Livingston Parish. Four people died in those crashes, seven others were injured. Two of the crashes in 2012 happened at the Sunland Drive intersection.
People who work in the Livingston Parish Industrial Park said they have asked Canadian National Railroad to install crossing arms and warning signals at the intersection.
"It's just a habit to go across the tracks without looking. It would be a lot better if we had a signal to tell us that a train was coming down those tracks," Michael West said.
"We're in here day in and day out. Railroad crossing arms would be great for us," Patrick Riggins said.
LaRaye leaves behind a paralyzed husband and a six year old daughter. Her sister, Candace, has made it her mission to make sure LaRaye's memories shine.
"She was a diva. Every day she was a diva, even when she played basketball she wore makeup, even went on the court with makeup on. I'll make sure her memory stays alive through her daughter," Candace London-Odds said.
Her father, lovingly known as "coach" to those he taught, said he is grateful for all of the support he's received.
"It's a trying time. I have to get my strength from the Lord," Freddie London said.
Loved ones of a LaRaye London-Phillips night will come together for a candlelight vigil tonight at 7 p.m. at the Live Oak Ball Park in Denham Springs.