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 >>
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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 10:54 AM EDT2013-05-21 14:54:09 GMT
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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 >>
NORTH BRANFORD, CT (WFSB) -
School officials in North Branford said some retired police officers have been offered positions to stand guard inside schools while armed.
According to officials, 55 retired police officers applied for positions to protect students and staff inside local schools.
Of the 55 applicants, officials said, four were chosen to stand guard full-time and between three and four were hired to work part-time.
Superintendent Scott Schoonmaker said coverage in all of the schools would be from 7 a.m. until 6 p.m. in two shifts. There will be four full-time officers in all four buildings, and two part-time officers from 2 to 6 p.m., Schoonmaker said.
They will be paid $20 an hour and will not work during the summer or during school vacations. The money will come out of the school's budget.
The school district told Eyewitness News that the officers will be educating staff and students, overseeing security checks and looking closely at the school's facilities.
On Dec. 14, Adam Lanza, 20, shot and killed his mother while she slept in her bed before going to Sandy Hook Elementary School where he killed 20 children and six adults. He then killed himself as police entered the school.
"It was absolutely horrible and I still feel it was just horrendous," said Karen Bavolacco, of North Branford. "Those poor innocent babies and there was no need for that and if it can be prevented at any time then that would be the best thing."
The school district came to the town council to let them know about this plan right after the Newtown school shooting. Since the tragedy at Sandy Hook, the school hasn't removed police coverage.
"If you know you're child is being protected on a daily basis, then you can go to work with piece of mind that you've dropped your child off and everything is safe for them for the entire day," said Patty Vanacore.
The hope is to have the officers start in the next week or two.
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