Tuesday, May 21 2013 5:51 PM EDT2013-05-21 21:51:34 GMT
A ban on posting to social media sites like Facebook and Twitter while driving appears likely to hit Louisiana's law books. Both the House and Senate have easily approved the idea. The proposal has oneMore >>
Motorists in Louisiana will have to add tweets and Facebook updates to the list of activity banned while driving, in addition to texting.More >>
Parents kept a wary eye on the skies Tuesday as severe weather approached the ArkLaTex, with some picking their children up early from school to stay ahead of the threat. More >>
In 1992, 42-year-old Connie Warner was attacked inside her Zachary home. Her body was later found near a chemical plant. Derrick Todd Lee was suspect in Warner's murder, but never connected to the crime.
Then in 1993, a teenage couple was attacked in a graveyard just behind Warner's neighborhood. The victims thought they were alone but to their surprise Derrick Lee was watching them. One of the victims, Michelle Chapman, says she looked her attacker right in the eye.
"The one thing I remember were his eyes because they were big and blood shot and full of rage," said Chapman. "I tried to turn the keys, but he took the keys with him."
Chapman says everything that has been said about Lee from his clean appearance fit perfectly with what she saw the night she was attacked. "He was very well dressed. I remember he had on a red plaid shirt and it was tucked inside his pants and he was clean shaven," said Chapman.
Michelle says when a Zachary police officer came to their rescue, Lee ran away, dropping his machete in a ditch. But even with his weapon, detectives still couldn't get Lee because it was raining that night an all of the physical evidence had been wiped off.
Michelle thought for sure when she picked him out of the photo lineup something would be done. However, the statute of limitations on second attempted degree murder had ran out. Michelle says her right foot was almost completely severed. Today she says the scars are a constant reminder of the attack.
In 1997, Lee was again spotted in the same Zachary neighborhood. Lieutenant David McDavid with the Zachary Police Department says, "We received several calls about a peeping Tom in this area before the Mebreuer murder. It turned out to be Derrick Todd Lee. We chased him all up and down Highway-964, set up an area and chased him through the grave yard."
Lt. McDavid says earlier this year, when he learned that the serial killer could possibly be black, he again turned to the evidence on Derrick Lee. A court order was obtained and detectives went to Lee's home in St. Francisville, where Lee told them to leave.
Lt. McDavid says they aren't certain what charges they will file against Lee once he is arrested. But Lt. McDavid was there when Lee was swabbed and says his usual charming personality quickly changed to agitated.
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 3:28 AM EDT2013-05-21 07:28:53 GMT
Four days after storms swept through the Ark-La-Tex, people who live along Barron Road in Keithville are still cleaning up. Now, they're bracing for more possible severe weather on Tuesday.More >>
Four days after storms swept through the Ark-La-Tex, people who live along Barron Road in Keithville are still cleaning up. Some lost their homes, others lost their cars. Now, they are bracing for what future storms may bring.More >>
Monday, May 20 2013 10:14 PM EDT2013-05-21 02:14:25 GMT
A copy of a daily journal Allen's mother says her son kept, documenting school bullying
An ArkLaTex mother says her son was pushed to the edge by bullying, and took his own life as a result. More >>
An ArkLaTex mother says her son was pushed to the edge by bullying, and took his own life as a result. Now, she's speaking out in hopes of putting a stop to what she claims is an ongoing problem in the tiny McCurtain County town of Smithville, OK.More >>
If you really want to focus on the weather, our KSLA StormTracker 12 Weather app for Android and iPhone has location-based weather alerts, interactive radar, 10 day and hourly forecasts for any city. More >>
If you really want to focus on the weather, our KSLA StormTracker 12 Weather app for Android, iPhone and iPad has location-based weather alerts, interactive radar, 10 day and hourly forecasts for any city. 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 >>