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 >>
BATON ROUGE, LA (WAFB) -
Is it good meat or a potential health hazard? The question about whether homeless shelters should accept and serve deer meat has caught the attention of a Louisiana lawmaker. He is drafting a bill to better regulate venison.
State Representative Jeff Thompson of North Louisiana is working on a bill to make sure deer meat can get proper inspection and labeling so shelters can serve it.
Last month, this Shreveport shelter was forced to throw out thousands of pounds of donated deer meat, causing a public outcry. St. Vincent de Paul's Michael Acaldo understands why.
"We never want to see any waste. We kind of have a zero tolerance," said Acaldo. "When it comes to getting food in, it's sometimes feast or famine."
But, Acaldo says safety is the number one concern when it comes to serving the community. That's why he thinks Thompson's bill is a good idea.
"When you're serving people that are truly in need, you have all the health issues," said Thompson. "Sometimes their immune systems are not as robust as some of us that are getting proper health care, so it's all critical to providing a good, safe meal."
If passed, Thompson's bill would not mean you could not donate deer or other wild game. You would just have to have it professionally processed and packaged before a shelter can accept it.
St. Vincent de Paul president and CEO Michael Acaldo wants to remind people donations are accepted year round. He says this time of the year, right after the holidays, is usually when stock at shelters and food banks gets low.