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 >>
BATON ROUGE, LA (WAFB) -
Hundreds of people in Baton Rouge used their day off to give back. An army of volunteers suited up for a day of hard work.
"Exhausting! Exhausting! But (I'm) doing it for the community. It's a good cause," Ja'leen Brock said.
Kappa League of Baton Rouge and several other groups brought their hearts, talent and time to Winbourne Elementary School. They found you don't have to be in a classroom to learn a something.
This youth group is planting a garden, while others spruce up the playground and entrance to the school.
"It's going to give them a better look and make them more confident and more wanting to come to school," Jelana Washington.
Caden Samuel has joined church members from Greater King David Baptist. They rolled out a fresh coat of paint on the walls of Istrouma High School. He said Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. would be touched by their efforts.
"I think if he were here today he would be very proud to know how far we came from way back when to up to now," Samuel said.
Istrouma High Principal Robert Webb Jr. is happy his school is getting a makeover but more pleased with the message.
"I think that speaks volumes of where our youth are going because when we look around we see ages three, 18, 24, 19. That's amazing," Webb said.
The good deeds spread beyond schools to homeowners who might not be able to do the simple things, like rake leaves or touch up an old paint job on their house, even take out the trash.
"She's so appreciative. She keeps telling us every chance she gets that she's so appreciative that she wouldn't be able to do this without us. It makes us feel good that we were able to help her," Kali Johnson said.
Volunteers who participated in the MLK Day of Service worked at six schools and three houses.