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 >>
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A Green Valley man has "double vision" but will otherwise recover after impaling himself on pruning shears.
"It was excruciating. It was just . . . I can't tell you how much it hurt," said LeRoy Luetscher, 86.
He was working in his yard July 30 when he fell as he carried a pair of pruning shears.
He fell face-down on the handle which penetrated his right eye socket and went down into his neck, coming to rest on the external carotid artery. Half the shears was left in his head, while the other half was sticking out.
"When I felt up there, I sort of pulled on it just a little bit and it seemed real solid so I just left it alone, and realized that it was the clipper," he said.
Arpy Williams, Luetscher's "significant other," was shocked when she saw him.
"There was just blood all over, but anyway, I saw this instrument in his face and I just said, 'LeRoy, honey, what have you done?' "
Luetscher was rushed to the hospital, where surgeons removed the shears and rebuilt his orbital floor with metal mesh.
"This was pretty dramatic and you just didn't understand what you were looking at," said Dr. Lynn Polonski, an ocular plastic surgeon at University Medical Center. "What we found was it was in his neck. It was close to his carotid artery."
Luetscher's eyeball had been pushed up and back where doctors at first couldn't tell if was in one piece.
"Making a second incision underneath his gum line, opening up his sinus and we were able to visualize the handle and were able to loosen it up enough to where we could slide it out carefully," Polonski said.
Doctors say Luetscher still has slight swelling in his eyelids and minor double vision but should retain the vision in both eyes.
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 >>
After a warm and muggy start to the day storms, some severe, will develop possibly by noon in the I-30 corridor and in the late afternoon into the evening in the I-20 corridor. We will see gusty south winds with highs in the 80s.More >>
CHRISTUS Health Louisiana President & CEO Stephen Wright announced major changes to the hospital system in North Louisiana, which include a $55 million dollar expansion of the health system's Highland campus and the transfer of acute care services from the Schumpert campus.More >>