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 10:16 PM EDT2013-05-22 02:16:08 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) -
President Barack Obama's call to raise the minimum wage to
$9 dollars an hour during his State of the Union speech has
renewed the age-old debate about whether boosting the wage helps or hurts the
"What it's going to do is suppose you run Baton Rouge General for
example," says LSU economist Loren Scott. "You have a whole stream of different
people's salary at different salary levels that work for you. If you're forced
to raise the lowest rate of the lowest group you ultimately are going to be
forced to raise the rate of everybody's wage rate. That's just the way things
Parties Start Here owner Nelson Maddox agrees with Scott.
"It will affect everybody's business. From a McDonalds to everybody because the
cost of doing business and the cost of living is going to go up considerably."
Over at TJ Ribs, owner/manager Kevin Kimball partially
agrees. He says all of his workers are over the current $7.25 minimum wage.
"Any time there are other options for the employees," says Kimball. "Whether its
money-driven or not you just have to deal with it."
In all, 19 states and the District of Columbia have minimum
wages set above the federal rate. Washington state is the highest at $9.19 per