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 11:15 AM EDT2013-05-21 15:15:53 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 >>
A medical examiner's office spokeswoman said 24 deceased victims from the Moore, OK, tornado had been transported to their Oklahoma City office. Seven of the dead were 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 >>
BATON ROUGE, LA (WAFB) -
President Barack Obama is proposing the most sweeping gun control legislation in our generation. It include new gun laws that would require action from Congress.
The Louisiana Congressional Delegation has chimed in on what they think about the proposal.
"My record of support for the Second Amendment is strong. In
Louisiana and many places across the country, hunting, target shooting
and gun collecting are time-honored sports and popular hobbies.
said, last month's tragedy in Newtown, Conn., has become all too
familiar. We must find a way to balance our Second Amendment rights with
the challenges of mental illness, criminal behavior and the safety of
our schools and communities. We must also enforce the rules already on
the books. Even some of the most respected law enforcement leaders in
our country are calling for common sense reforms because of this
terrible violence in our communities.
"This isn't a Republican or
a Democratic issue. It's an American issue. And the American people
expect us to come together and act. The safety of our children, our
communities and our nation depend on it. I look forward to reviewing the
proposals put forth by the administration and will give them my serious
consideration as they are brought for debate in the Senate."
-U.S. Senator Mary Landrieu (D)
"The top two questions I'll be asking about the Obama anti-gun proposals are simple: Do they infringe on the second amendment, a fundamental individual right, in any way? And will they be truly effective in reducing violence?" Vitter said. "If Obama himself asked these questions, I think we'd be hearing a lot more about school security, mental health intervention, and voluntary anti-violence standards for Hollywood and its video game industry."
-U.S. Senator David Vitter (R)
"Congressman Cassidy fully supports the 2nd Amendment Rights of law abiding Americans to own guns."
- Statement from Office of Congressman Bill Cassidy (D)
"I commend the President and Vice President for taking action to address this appalling national issue that has plagued our schools and communities. Regardless of our position on gun ownership, we all have a moral obligation to reduce the broader epidemic of gun violence in this country. These senseless shootings must stop. Our actions moving forward will have a lasting impact on the safety of our families and communities, whether it's in Colorado, Connecticut or Louisiana. I am committed to working with our President, Vice President, the House and the Senate to debate his recommendations."
I urge my colleagues in Congress to join me in standing with the President to approve legislation that invests in our mental healthcare system, institutes more rigorous background checks for gun ownership and places a ban on assault rifles and high-capacity magazines.
I call on all Americans, including hunters and sportsman in the great state of Louisiana, to join the national effort to protect our communities. The safety of our families, our sons and daughters, comes above all else. These tragedies are our responsibility and must be our task to eradicate."
- Statement from Office of Congressman Cedric L. Richmond