Saturday, May 18 2013 11:59 PM EDT2013-05-19 03:59:26 GMT
A man was shot in the leg Saturday night inside of BREC's Hooper Road Park, according to the East Baton Rouge Parish Sheriff's Office. The injury is not considered life-threatening. The victim told investigatorsMore >>
A man was shot in the leg Saturday night inside of BREC's Hooper Road Park, according to the East Baton Rouge Parish Sheriff's Office. The injury is not considered life-threatening. More >>
It's all about the odds, and one lone ticket in Florida has beaten them all by matching each of the numbers drawn for the highest Powerball jackpot in history at an estimated $590.5 million, lottery officials...More >>
Some lucky person walked into a Publix supermarket in suburban Florida over the past few days and bought a ticket now worth an estimated $590.5 million - the highest Powerball jackpot in history.More >>
Saturday, May 18 2013 9:39 PM EDT2013-05-19 01:39:50 GMT
A 12-year-old boy accidentally shot his 8-year-old brother in the shoulder Saturday afternoon, according to the East Baton Rouge Parish Sheriff's Office. The injury is not life-threatening. The accidentMore >>
A 12-year-old boy accidentally shot his 8-year-old brother in the shoulder Saturday afternoon.More >>
Friday, May 17 2013 11:37 AM EDT2013-05-17 15:37:38 GMT
MANOR, TX (KEYE/CBS) – A weapons company began this week rolling out a groundbreaking "smart" rifle that can target and track a moving object from long distance. Trackingpoint began shipping the guns toMore >>
The rifle is precision guided with "lock and launch" technology similar to a fighter jet.More >>
Friday, May 17 2013 7:41 PM EDT2013-05-17 23:41:51 GMT
The director of the East Baton Rouge Companion Animal Alliance admits her city-parish shelter messed up big time Friday."We take full responsibility," Beth Brewster, CAA director "CAA takes full responsibilityMore >>
The director of the East Baton Rouge Companion Animal Alliance admits her city-parish shelter messed up big time Friday.More >>
GONZALES, LA (WAFB) -
Mother Nature is once again making life miserable for residents throughout our area but it's also impacting many in death.
"Once it dries, we're going to come in and level it out," said Hope Haven Cemetery owner Ronnie Rodrigue.
Rodrigue has owned Hope Haven in Gonzales for more than 20 years and can only remember a handful of times heavy rains have prevented he and his workers from digging and filling in grave sites.
"You're talking a lot of heavy equipment. These vaults each weighs a ton so just putting them in the area it's hard to do," added Rodrigue.
Instead, families who have chosen underground burial say goodbye and then wait, hoping the rains will subside and their family members can be laid to rest.
"Some want to come back and see it, some just want us to let them know when it's done," said Rodrigue.
One the big challenges for Hope Haven and other cemeteries in the area is that while vaults sit waiting to be put into the ground, new families arrive daily looking for closure.
"It definitely puts us where we're really going to be when the weather dries we will be busy trying to catch up trying to put them in place and then handling other services coming in at that time," said Rodrigue.
A scenario that adds yet another weight to those already burdened with the difficult task of having to say goodbye.
"It's a piece of mind actually your loved one will be taken care of," said Rodrigue.