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 10:16 PM EDT2013-05-22 02:16:08 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 >>
PHOENIX (CBS5) -
There are thousands of homeless people living on Valley streets, and many of them are U.S. veterans.
Sean Price, with Arizona's Department of Veterans Services, estimates there are roughly 750 homeless vets in the Phoenix area.
"Our post-9/11 veterans that we're seeing are becoming homeless even quicker these days than our Vietnam vets," said Price. "It's a huge issue."
City and state agencies do what they can to help the homeless out, but there's a new Phoenix apartment complex making a big difference.
Diana Yazzie Devine is the CEO of Native American Connections, a non-profit group that helped create Encanto Pointe, off Indian School Road and Ninth Street in Phoenix.
The $10 million project was funded through an assortment of local, state and federal grants.
Devine said the 54-unit facility has everything someone might need to get back on their feet and residents can stay here as long as they want.
"Some of them told us that the first night they're in they sleep on the floor and leave all the windows open," Devine said. "It's difficult. It's a big transition for them."
Phoenix City Councilman Tom Simplot (Dist. 4) told CBS5 that this is the first housing community of its kind in Arizona geared specifically towards homeless vets and others who've been on the street more than a year.
The Housing First program not only gives folks a place to live, it provides immediate resources to help fight substance abuse and eventually find jobs.
"Time and time again the stats bear out the success, that if you take the chronically homeless off the street and give them permanent supportive housing to deal with the many issues that caused them to be homeless, it will make a difference," Simplot said. "It's one less stress factor on their recovery coming in off the street."
Simplot said that another benefit of the program is that not only will the homeless get the assistance they need, it will reduce the strain on local police, emergency rooms and free up much needed space at Valley shelters.
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