Dark skies and rolling clouds signaled the arrival of severe weather in the ArkLaTex on Tuesday, bringing strong winds and rain. Here are some of the images our viewers sent via firstname.lastname@example.org.More >>
Dark skies and rolling clouds signaled the arrival of severe weather in the ArkLaTex on Tuesday, bringing strong winds and rain. Here are some of the images our viewers sent via email@example.com. More >>
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 >>
HURON COUNTY, MI (WNEM) -
The Huron County Sheriff's department is investigating after deputies were dispatched to a home on Kelly Lynn Drive in Caseville Township on reports of a man being shot.
The shooting happened around 1:45 p.m. Tuesday. When deputies arrived, they said they found resident Richard M. McLean, 22, dead in a bedroom. Deputies said it appeared that the victim had died from a handgun discharge to his head.
A man claiming to have been a witness to the incident, a 25-year-old Caseville resident, said McLean shot himself while demonstrating what Richard referred to as the "double safety" of the gun.
There were family members in the residence at the time of the incident, but deputies said no one appeared to have witnessed anything. The 25-year-old witness, who police said is currently on parole from a methamphetamine conviction in 2010, was questioned extensively by the Huron County Undersheriff and later released.
Michigan State Police Crime Lab was called in to process the scene. Shortly after, the victim was transported to Lapeer to await a forensic autopsy. Authorities said major concerns were raised shortly after the victim was removed from the scene because granular substances resembling heroin or methamphetamine, or even bath salts, were located about the room. Police said other items, which resembled those for the production of methamphetamine, were also present.
A Michigan State Police Meth Response Team arrived to investigate the scene. They were not able to totally identify the substances, and further testing will be needed. They did, however, have strong suspicions that some type of drug, possibly meth or bath salts, had been produced, possibly off scene.
Evidence was seized and a hazardous material cleanup team was dispatched to secure the scene. All investigators finally cleared the scene about 18 hours after first being notified about the fatal shooting.
Huron County Sheriff Kelly Hanson said that at this point, it appears the victim died from an accidental, self-inflicted wound to the head. Hanson said it looked like it was caused from a revolver handgun that had two rounds missing from its cylinder. Apparently, Hanson said the victim pulled the trigger twice before it fired.
Hanson went on to say that several other guns, drug paraphernalia, pills and a small amount of marijuana, which all were confined to the bedroom where the incident occurred, were seized.
Hanson stated that the investigation is expected to be lengthy and an autopsy is scheduled for some time tomorrow.
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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 >>