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 >>
DEFIANCE, OH (Toledo News Now) - Excessive speed reduces reaction time and increases the severity of traffic crashes. That is why the Ohio State Highway Patrol is urging all motorists to obey the posted speed limit and drive within their abilities.
In 2011, 30 percent of all fatal crashes were caused by speed-related factors, killing 479 people and injuring 72,536 more. The OSHP wants drivers to remember that with a higher rate of speed comes a greater risk of serious injury or death in a crash.
In 2011, the next leading causes of fatal crashes were improper lane changes, improper passing or driving off the road, accounting for 13 percent of all fatal crashes.
"Excessive speed greatly reduces a driver's ability to negotiate an unexpected curve, to stop within an assured clear distance ahead, or to steer safely around a hazardous object. Speeding drivers put themselves, their passengers and other drivers at tremendous risk," explained Lt. Kevin Thomas, Defiance Post commander.
Young drivers, ages 16 to 25, caused 37 percent of the 124,948 speed-related traffic crashes in 2011. According to the OSHP, this same group of drivers received the most speeding citations: 29 percent of the total 289,554 speed citations issued.
In 2012, the OSHP, in partnership with the Ohio High School Athletic Association, formed a teen driver safety program, called "You Are in Control." The program aims to educate young drivers about the consequences of dangerous driving habits and reinforce safety, responsibility and awareness.
The OSHP urges all drivers to call #677 to report impaired drivers or drug activity.