Saturday, May 18 2013 11:59 PM EDT2013-05-19 03:59:26 GMT
A man was shot in the leg Saturday night inside of BREC's Hooper Road Park, according to the East Baton Rouge Parish Sheriff's Office. The injury is not considered life-threatening. The victim told investigatorsMore >>
A man was shot in the leg Saturday night inside of BREC's Hooper Road Park, according to the East Baton Rouge Parish Sheriff's Office. The injury is not considered life-threatening. More >>
It's all about the odds, and one lone ticket in Florida has beaten them all by matching each of the numbers drawn for the highest Powerball jackpot in history at an estimated $590.5 million, lottery officials...More >>
Some lucky person walked into a Publix supermarket in suburban Florida over the past few days and bought a ticket now worth an estimated $590.5 million - the highest Powerball jackpot in history.More >>
Saturday, May 18 2013 9:39 PM EDT2013-05-19 01:39:50 GMT
A 12-year-old boy accidentally shot his 8-year-old brother in the shoulder Saturday afternoon, according to the East Baton Rouge Parish Sheriff's Office. The injury is not life-threatening. The accidentMore >>
A 12-year-old boy accidentally shot his 8-year-old brother in the shoulder Saturday afternoon.More >>
Friday, May 17 2013 7:41 PM EDT2013-05-17 23:41:51 GMT
The director of the East Baton Rouge Companion Animal Alliance admits her city-parish shelter messed up big time Friday."We take full responsibility," Beth Brewster, CAA director "CAA takes full responsibilityMore >>
The director of the East Baton Rouge Companion Animal Alliance admits her city-parish shelter messed up big time Friday.More >>
At the corner of Plank Rd. and Scenic Highway sits a Chevron gas station. It's off I-110 near Memorial Stadium. Around 10 p.m.Sunday, a family stopped here to get gas. "Upon our arrival, we located threeMore >>
A man said he, his wife and his daughter were all punched because they were in the "wrong neighborhood" when they stopped to get gas at night. More >>
An East Texas woman is facing the uncomfortable prospect of rabies shots after a bat attack on a shopping trip. It happened Monday night at the Home Depot on East Loop 281 in Longview. Lakeshia Wiley had to be hospitalized after an incident when she was shopping for building materials.
"She was screaming out real loud, and I was screaming with her, and I ran to go get help," says Wiley's friend Angela Pippins.
Wiley was shopping for cinder blocks, and when she picked one up, she got a nasty surprise.
"She felt something crawl up her arm, and she swung and she said a rat! And I said no that's a bat," Pippins says.
Pippins was with Wiley at the time, and snapped a picture of the bat.
"She thought the bat had scratched her," Pippins says.
But she saw the distinctive bite mark on her arm. We spoke with Wiley today who says she began to get ill afterward and was taken to the hospital.
"Bats are considered high risk for carrying rabies; if you are bitten by one you should try to trap it, to be tested for rabies," says Longview animal control officer Jacqui Lynch.
Animal control officers were called in and 'a' bat was eventually caught. But not definitively, 'the bat'. Which means Wiley must undergo the painful round of rabies shots.
Home Depot told us that they've called in exterminators to deal with any outdoor pests that might enter the store. The bat has been sent for examination to determine whether it carried rabies.