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It took 51 years but 73-year-old Felix Vail is finally facing serious questions in the 1962 death of his wife Mary Horton. Felix claimed they were out checking trotlines on the Calcasieu River when MaryMore >>
It took 51 years to arrest suspect Felix Vail in the murder of his wife Mary Horton. KPLC's Lee Peck spoke to her brothers about the latest developments in the case.More >>
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LSU guard Corban Collins has decided to leave the LSU basketball program."We have granted a release from LSU to guard Corban Collins," said head coach Johnny Jones. "We appreciate his hard work duringMore >>
LSU guard Corban Collins has decided to leave the LSU basketball program.More >>
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(RNN) - Dozens of Cleveland restaurants have pledged to give the man who rescued three Ohio women from captivity, free burgers for life. Charles Ramsey, the guy who famously stopped eating his Big MacMore >>
More than a dozen of Cleveland restaurants have pledged to give the man who rescued three Ohio women from captivity, free burgers for life.More >>
Thursday, May 23 2013 6:26 PM EDT2013-05-23 22:26:34 GMT
A Columbia woman has been arrested after a child in her care died over the weekend.Margie Hamm, 34, was arrested and charged with homicide by child abuse, according to the Columbia Police Department.PoliceMore >>
A Columbia woman has been arrested after a child in her care died over the weekend.More >>
Now that the rain is working its way out of the ArkLaTex, its leaving behind some hazards to think about.
Rain water runoff can mix with all sorts of chemicals, bacteria and debris from the roads and ground. Any open cuts or scrapes exposed to that bacteria can lead to infections from the rainwater. Heavy rain also carries the chance of backing up septic tanks affecting the sewer systems and adding to the potentially hazardous stew.
Ways to protect yourself during and after the rain:
Wear proper rain gear – rain boots
Make sure no open wounds are exposed
Wash up after being outside
Officials with the Department of Environmental Quality also suggest that you avoid any standing water once the rain moves out.
You should also keep a closer eye on your pets after the rain. Veterinarians say heavy rain and flooding means your pets are more likely to be exposed to insects like fleas and ticks which can carry diseases.
Make sure pets don't drink any of the runoff rain water
If your pet does become sick after a storm, it's best to take them to a vet immediately