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 >>
CADDO-BOSSIER PARISH, LA (KSLA) -
With temperatures dropping below freezing overnight there is potential for bridges and overpasses in the ArkLaTex to freeze. Louisiana DOTD crews, throughout several parishes, are on standby waiting to begin spraying the roads if they do ice over.
"We do have salt on hand and our salt truck would be prepared to go out and monitor those roads. Our district covers 7 different areas and we do have all those trucks staged throughout those areas," said Susan Stafford with the Louisiana DOTD.
Driving instructor, Charles Chauncy says staying off of the icy roads would be the best option, but if you do have to be out, there a few things you can do to stay safe.
First, the most obvious suggestion is to drive slower. Also, be mindful of where you know puddles usually are. Finally, watch out for abnormal, shiny reflections on the road. If you take all of these suggestions, there is still a chance you will end up skidding. It is very important to remember to stay calm and not to over react.
"Do nothing; no steering abruptly. No touching of any of the pedals. Just try to point it on where you intend on going. Hopefully your momentum will carry you through there. Resist the urge to break," said Chauncy.
Click here for a link to the DOTD road closure/condition webpage.