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 >>
LA GRANDE, OR (KPTV) -
A La Grande teenager passed away at Oregon Health & Science University Hospital on Sunday afternoon after he was taken off life support earlier in the week.
The family of Jadin Bell, 15, spent the last two weeks in the hospital after the teen hanged himself because he was bullied for being gay.
Bell was on life support until Tuesday night when his family removed him from life support.
He remained in critical condition until Sunday afternoon, when officials at OHSU said he passed away.
On Jan. 19, Bell was found hanging from a play structure at Central Elementary School in La Grande.
A passer-by rescued him and he was then taken to OHSU, where he remained on life support until Tuesday night.
A family friend described Bell as a wonderful kid who had a big heart and was full of life and joy.
Friends said they found it fitting that he was a member of the cheerleading team.
At a recent vigil, several hundred people came out to show their support for Bell and send their messages of love.
"Jadin had the ability to walk into a room and with just three or four words put a smile on everybody's face that was down and out. It was amazing," said Bud Hill, a family friend who considers Bell a nephew.
La Grande's School Superintendent, Larry Glaze, said administrators and counselors recently handled a situation where Bell had been bullied at school and he said the issue had been resolved.
However, family members believe the bullying extended from campus onto the Internet.
As a result of what has happened, the superintendent will meet with principals and counselors at his schools to talk about what is being done to deal with bullying and suicide prevention.
In the meantime, Hill plans to start a foundation in honor of the teen he called a nephew.
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