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 >>
ST. AMANT, LA (WAFB) -
took time Thursday to remember a tragic crash that took the lives of two small
children a year ago.
the St. Amant Fire Department gathered at the site where a car with an adult
and four children inside veered off Stringer Bridge Road in St. Amant and
plunged into Black Bayou.
Castilaw, 9, and Patience Lobdell, 7, died in the wreck. Their mother, Raelyn
Encalade, was driving. She and two other children, ages 6 and 9, were pulled
from the bayou and survived.
placed roses in the bayou where the car went into the water. Fire Chief James
LeBlanc said he still remembered arriving on the scene to see residents, sheriff's
deputies and firefighters jumping into the cold dark water to do whatever they
could to rescue the children.
"Faith and Patience changed my life forever and I
will never forget," LeBlanc stated in a news release. "Even though
their stay here was very brief, their footprints have left a very big imprint
in all our hearts."
A toxicology report was released two months after the
accident indicating Encalade had prescription drugs in her system. The
Ascension Parish District Attorney's Office is continuing to investigate.
Following the crash, people in the area signed petition
for more signs on the roadway warning drivers. DOTD later announced additional
cautionary signs would be installed on the road.
Firefighters remember car in bayou crash that killed 2 kidsSt. Amant Fire Chief praises efforts of first responders Community petitions for a change on Stringer Bridge Rd. 2 kids die after car goes intoMore >>