Tuesday, May 21 2013 6:18 AM EDT2013-05-21 10:18:45 GMT
Authorities said a 15-year-old girl may be facing charges after driving without a license and losing control of a car in a crash that left a 10-year-old girl dead Monday afternoon. The crash happened onMore >>
Authorities said a 15-year-old may be facing charges after driving without a license and losing control of a car in a crash that left a 10-year-old dead.More >>
Monday, May 20 2013 11:48 PM EDT2013-05-21 03:48:15 GMT
A woman has been arrested after she allegedly locked her four young daughters out of their home for days at a time.A witness told police that the four girls, ages 7, 5, 3 and 1, had been in the same dirtyMore >>
A woman has been arrested after she allegedly locked her four young daughters out of their home for days at a time.More >>
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 >>
Tuesday, May 21 2013 2:42 PM EDT2013-05-21 18:42:15 GMT
Residents in tornado-stricken Moore, OK, await news on missing love ones Tuesday, a day after a massive tornado devastated the city, killing at least 51. Rescuers worked all night, with particular attentionMore >>
The tornado, with winds up to 200 mph, cut a 20-mile stretch as wide as two miles through the Oklahoma City metro area. The medical examiner's office reported 24 people died, including nine children. More >>
Tuesday, May 21 2013 10:36 AM EDT2013-05-21 14:36:49 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 >>
Dozens of people have died after a second day of tornadoes twisted through Oklahoma, this time taking aim at the town of Moore, south of Oklahoma City.More >>
BATON ROUGE, LA (WAFB) -
Rebekah Sheets watched what she thought was just another trip to the mall turn into mass confusion Saturday night at the Mall of Louisiana.
"One of store owners... they actually told us they're have been gun shots as he was pulling down the gate," said Sheets.
Fortunately no shots were fired but panic remained. This after an invitation went out earlier Saturday on the social media site Instagram asking others to show up and meet.
Jensen Moore-Copple is an assistant professor of Strategic Communication at LSU and says while the invitation itself is not alarming, the potential for conflict is still there.
"Anytime you send out a mass message and have no way of controlling who gets the message or who is showing up you don't know what's going to happen and so it is something we do need to watch and certainly be concerned about," said Moore-Copple.
Local law enforcement agencies do monitor communication on social media sites but say it's difficult to see everything without input from the public and add a lot of the responsibility falls on the shoulders of parents.
"Talk to your kids about this type of thing," said East Baton Rouge Sheriff's Office Public Information Officer Casey Rayborn-Hicks. "If they see a post on Facebook, Instagram, social media about meeting up somewhere. Only meet up with close friends, know what you're getting into."
That advice does little to ease Rebekah's concerns as she considers her next trip to the mall.
"At the Mall of Louisiana I normally consider pretty safe but now I'm going to consider going with at least one other person instead of just by myself," said Sheets.