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 7:04 PM EDT2013-05-21 23:04:33 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 >>
BATON ROUGE, LA (WAFB) -
The East Baton Rouge Parish Sheriff's headquarters is scheduled to move from Downtown to their new headquarters at the State Department of Transportation building near the airport next month. Last March the Metro Council approved a deal that moves the headquarters.
The current Sheriff's Office will be torn down and used for green space.
The change also means the Sheriff wants to move the gate through which prisoners go to court, also known as a Sally Port.
The moving of the Sally Port on the new courthouse is the latest in an unexpected number of modifications to the new court building. Late last year, the court had to replace its phone system after it crashed. It cost $160,000.
Sheriff Sid Gautreaux met with members of the 19th Judicial District Court House Building Committee Wednesday to decide what to do with the Sally Port.
A few years ago, when plans to move the headquarters fell through, the Sheriff's Department had to stay next to the new courthouse and that brand new structure had to be modified.
The Sally Port landed on the west side of the 19th JDC building with direct access to St. Louis Street and too much access to the public. The Sheriff says that's not safe.
He says having it there poses a problem to vehicle traffic and pedestrian traffic, and it is also a very congested area.
For now, it is unclear who will pay for a new Sally Port. The chairperson of the Building Committee, Janice Clark, says she would hope the Sheriff's Office or the City-Parish would fund it. "I think it should be a top priority for the sheriff's office and the City-Parish and we will be as cooperative as we can and we hope they would appropriate the necessary funds."