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 >>
OPELIKA, AL (WTVM) -
As a response to the tragedy at Sandy Hook Elementary School last Friday, NBC correspondent Ann Curry had an idea.
This past week, Curry tweeted, "Imagine if everyone could commit to doing one act of kindness for every one of those children killed in Newtown." tagging her tweet, #26acts.
Since then, people all over the world have put Curry's words in action, including a business right here in Opelika.
"We wanted to do something for them. Let them know that people care that our hearts are with them," says Randy Scrunopoli, a manager at Mrs. Story's Dairy Bar.
Scrunopoli and another employee at Opelika's famous Mrs. Story's Dairy Bar, Morgan Cagle, came up with a way to let Newtown know they are in their thoughts, from one small town to another.
"We have the banner here and we're taking donations as well. We're taking gift cards, letters, anything you want to send, and anything you want to give," explains Scrunopoli.
"I've talked to a bunch of people, friends and family that say hey, I want to help out, I want to do something, but I don't know what to do. You don't have to do anything, just come up here, sign a banner, donate, even a quarter is more than enough for us," stated Cagle.
In addition to the banner and donations, the two women are also sewing a quilt for Newtown's Board of Education, stitching the name of each person who was lost and the heroes that sprung into action when called upon.
"We want to send it to them to make them realize that we want them to be remembered," says Cagle.
As a Sunday school teacher to kindergartners herself, Cagle knows the joys a child can bring to your life and feels for the families that were left behind.
"They really do lighten up your life, kids bring so much to the world that we actually don't realize and they make us who we are. They teach us valuable lessons every day," explained Cagle.