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 >>
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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 >>
WETUMPKA, AL (WSFA) -
A protest Friday at the Creek Casino in Wetumpka ended with the arrests of 4 people from the Muskogee Tribe of Oklahoma. All four were charged with trespassing, but one also found himself charged with one count of making a terrorist threat.
Wayland Gray led the protest and promptly walked onto the property with the hope of 'honoring' the ancestors who were buried there. Each in the group he led was arrested for trespassing. Gray also faces a charge of making a terrorist threat. Each was taken to the Elmore County Jail. Gray is being held on a $30,000 bond.
The feud over casino development and sacred burial grounds does not appear to be close to an end.
In the shadow of the large cranes and construction workers, Native Americans from Hickory Ground Tribal Town in Oklahoma shook their ceremonial rattles and beat their drum. They continue to be unhappy with the Poarch Band of Creek Indians' move to expand its casino, which they say desecrates the graves of their ancestors.
The Creeks declined to allow the media onto the property, but in an email told WSFA 12 News that "The Tribe reserves the right to restrict access to a construction site for safety reasons."
Later in the day the Creeks issued another statement saying, "The individuals were advised to leave. These individuals made threatening comments and were repeatedly warned that they were trespassing and facing imminent arrest. These individuals continued to challenge tribal police and were arrested."
As for the graves, the Creeks added, "When re-interment took place last year, a ceremony and prayer was conducted by the Poarch Band of Creek Indians."
Wayland Gray and his fellow tribe members said they plan to come back to the site of the multi-million dollar construction site as many times as is possible, saying they'll do whatever it takes to get their point across."