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 7:04 PM EDT2013-05-21 23:04:33 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 >>
Currently, only men ages 18 to 25 are required to register with the Selective Service System. Never has the United States drafted women into military service.
However, legal experts say the Obama administration's recent
decision to lift the ban on women in combat has opened the door for a change in
In fact, lifting the ban now allows women on the front line, giving them access to thousands
of jobs that until recently were unattainable. In addition, it may open the door to women being drafted into the military.
It's an issue that hits close to
home for Raymond Fowler. His 22-year-old daughter Reyneisha is currently
serving in Afghanistan.
"She's very dedicated to it. It's natural we don't want
her over there... We keep praying for her," said Fowler.
Her brother was also
nervous at first, but says he's not anymore.
"I didn't like it at all. I was like that's my sister, and she's a girl, but she says if you go into it scared then you're going to get hurt... She knows what she's getting herself into, so it's okay," said Samu'el Fowler.
The idea of drafting women
to the military has never been done before, and neither the administration nor
congress is in a hurry to do it.
But it could happen, and if it does, Reyneisha's family says they would support a change to the law after seeing their daughter fight for the United States.
"Women are different today
than years ago. They are stronger. It's just like being a lady fireman or police
officer," said Raymond.
More than 1 million troops serving
on active duty are women.
As it stands now, only men must
register for the draft to create a pool of potential combat troops in case of a