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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 >>
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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 >>
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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 >>
TROY, AL (WSFA) -
The little boy's face of joy is what drew Chris and Laura Wade all the way from Troy, Alabama to Russia.
"And I couldn't explain it, except that it was the hand of God. That he was telling us that this child needed a family," Mrs. Wade explained of their long journey.
The couple just returned from visiting him on December 23rd. He's 3-year-old Ivan, a little boy living with Apert syndrome.
"It causes the bones in the skull to fuse. So he will run out of room for his brain to grow. His toes are all fused but he can walk. He has what is called mitten hands," Mrs. Wade says of the boy's health issues.
They're not adopting because they can't have children. Laura and her husband Chris share 6 kids and are expecting another. Wade says it was a God-led decision to improve the life of a little boy to whom they felt a connection.
"We have a full plate. We have a full family, so never did we think it would be something for us," Wade admitted.
Plus, she says her friend successfully adopted a child from the same Russian orphanage.
Wade says there have been hurdles and a potentially bigger one comes with the now okayed Russian ban on adoptions by American citizens. The Wades still believe Ivan will soon be their son.
"There were many obstacles that prevented us from adopting, but as we became closer to realizing that we were the family for him, all these obstacles just disappeared," Mrs. Wade said.
The Wade family says the judge in Russia handling the adoption of Ivan has been very supportive. He's pushing for them to come back to Russia as quickly as they can.