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 >>
AMITE, LA (WAFB) -
An Amite City councilman set to take the oath of office will have to answer to a judge after going through a no-refusal DWI checkpoint.
Arthur Leonard, 48, will be sworn in for his first-term as a councilman next Tuesday. In the meantime, he's got some legal troubles.
State troopers said Leonard went through a DWI checkpoint on Highway 51 on December 28th. After pulling the future councilman over, troopers gave Leonard a urine test and a breathalyzer. Even though officials said Leonard blew a .000, troopers suspected drug impairment, which is why they arrested and charged him with operating a vehicle while intoxicated and driving with an expired license plate.
Amite Mayor-elect Buddy Bel will also be sworn in on Tuesday.
"Do you feel people who are elected should be held to a higher standard at all?" asked WAFB's Kiran Chawla.
"I'm not sure about higher standard. We should all be held to according to the law. We should all be held within the law and we have oaths of office we take and we sign ethics documents and those are pretty high standards already," said Bel.
Bel served as an Amite councilman for 12 years before retiring and pursuing mayor. In reference to Leonard, the incoming mayor said he had no comment. As for the councilman on his fifth term, Jonathan Foster, he agreed with the mayor.
"According to the law, they should be held according to the law. Whatever the law is, they should be held accordingly," said Foster.
"I apologize for my actions, and I should have been more responsible. It's not a positive image, and it doesn't represent my character or ability to lead. It happens to the best of us but we must learn from our mistakes. I do believe I will be good for the position I was elected for and that will not happen again," said Leonard.