Friday, March 7 2014 9:24 PM EST2014-03-08 02:24:48 GMT
There's a new effort underway to combat bullying. This time it comes in the form of a bill that Louisiana state lawmakers could soon consider down in Baton Rouge. And it comes from a Shreveport state representative. HouseMore >>
There's a new effort underway to combat bullying. This time it comes in the form of a bill that Louisiana state lawmakers could soon consider down in Baton Rouge. And it comes from a Shreveport state representative.
Friday, March 7 2014 8:07 PM EST2014-03-08 01:07:10 GMT
Since having a double lung transplant, Kellie Henely hasn't needed the daily breathing treatments
Finally. Back at home. "It feels amazing. You never know how much you miss home until you're gone for months at a time," says Kellie Henley, just months removed from a double lung transplant. "OrganMore >>
Finally. Back at home and breathing easier. "It feels amazing. You never know how much you miss home until you're gone for months at a time," says Kellie Henley, just months after a double lung transplant.More >>
Smith County game wardens are warning East Texans about increased snake activity this summer.
Trinity Mother Francis in Tyler has confirmed at least two reported cases of copperhead bites.
Smith County game warden Chris Swift said with two bites already, he is expecting there to be high number of snake bites this summer.
"Probably, because it hasn't been as hot as last summer with more rain fall and the lakes are up. So there will probably a little more activity with snakes," Swift said.
Swift said one reason for the increases could be the amount of rainfall East Texas has received in May and April.
"When it's wet outside, and it was wetter than last summer, that moves snakes and turtles, things like that. When we have a lot of rain the snakes have to have somewhere to go," Swift said.
Dr. Kurt Nielsen of the Trinity Clinic Broadway Commons has been working with patients with snake bites for a large portion of his career. He says the most important thing to do is go to the hospital.
"You may have a bite may not look to serious, but a day or two later the venom will start breaking down the muscles, start effecting the kidneys and start breaking down your blood," Dr. Nielsen said.
Before going to the hospital, Dr. Nielsen said it is important to call first and make sure they have the anti-venom available.
"If you're bit and wanting to go to your local ER, call ahead and make sure they have it. Because there can sometimes be a shortage based on how many bites there were that week," Dr. Nielsen said.
To avoid being bit in the first place, Swift suggests people be very careful around old wood piles and untended grass areas.
Thursday, March 6 2014 4:00 PM EST2014-03-06 21:00:31 GMT
(CNN) - Facebook is cracking down on guns. A new policy plans to block minors from seeing gun sale postings. The social media site will also pull posts of sales that don't require a background check.More >>
Facebook plans to pull posts of gun sales that don't require a background check.More >>
Wednesday, March 5 2014 1:17 PM EST2014-03-05 18:17:50 GMT
A man claiming to be a crime-fighting vigilante was arrested after allegedly attacking a man with a metal pole. "Post Miranda, the defendant advised that he was trying to fight crime in the area andMore >>
A man claiming to be a crime-fighting vigilante was arrested after allegedly attacking a man with a metal pole.More >>
Friday, March 7 2014 7:40 AM EST2014-03-07 12:40:30 GMT
North Louisiana Senator Robert Adley, R-Benton, says last week's fund raiser by 19th Judicial District Court Judge Janice Clark did not make the judicial side of government look good. Adley's concernedMore >>
A fundraising loophole allows Louisiana lawyers to host campaign events for judges, so one state lawmaker wants to tighten up the way judges can raise money.More >>
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