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 >>
Monday, May 20 2013 9:29 PM EDT2013-05-21 01:29:03 GMT
A Livingston man was shot after allegedly attacking a deputy Sunday.According to reports, Zebulun Kennedy, 25, charged the deputy, knocked him to the ground and continued attacking him. The deputy drewMore >>
A Livingston man was shot after allegedly attacking a deputy Sunday.More >>
Monday, May 20 2013 3:33 PM EDT2013-05-20 19:33:45 GMT
Baton Rouge Police are looking for a suspect who allegedly killed a man in a fight.According to reports, Andres Gonzalez, 27, and Raphael Domino Jr., 39, were fighting at Club End Zone on Plank Rd. justMore >>
Baton Rouge Police are looking for a suspect who allegedly killed a man in a fight.More >>
Tuesday, May 21 2013 2:01 AM EDT2013-05-21 06:01:07 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 >>
At least 51 have died in a storm the National Weather Service described as large and violent.More >>
At the corner of Plank Rd. and Scenic Highway sits a Chevron gas station. It's off I-110 near Memorial Stadium. Around 10 p.m.Sunday, a family stopped here to get gas. "Upon our arrival, we located threeMore >>
A man said he, his wife and his daughter were all punched because they were in the "wrong neighborhood" when they stopped to get gas at night. More >>
TOLEDO, OH (Toledo News Now) -
On Friday, Ohio becomes the 39th state in the country to ban texting while driving.
Law enforcement believes it will make roadways safer for all motorists.
If an adult gets caught, it's a minor misdemeanor. Fines can reach as high as $150 for the first offense and $300 for the second.
"Basically, it's very similar to our seatbelt law. It's a secondary violation, so we have to have another violation before we can stop or adjust for texting while driving," said Lt. William Bowers of the Ohio State Highway Patrol.
But it's different for teens. Texting while driving is a primary offense, meaning law enforcement doesn't need another reason to pull over a young driver.
"I'm pushing the teens or young drivers because in Lucas County, we do have a young-drivers problem and a lot of the problems are a result of distracted driving," explained Bowers.
Bowers believes the new law will result in fewer crashes. Whether it's eating, putting on makeup, changing the channel on the radio, or texting, distracted driving is dangerous.
"Distracted driving is running rampant. We have a busy lifestyle in general and people are constantly doing things in cars they shouldn't be doing," said Lt. Bowers.