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 >>
VINCENNES, IN (WFIE) -
You may have seen a post on Facebook, about two men, the owner and an employee at Campbell's Distributing, in Vincennes, who claim they won a million dollars. Well, they didn't.
"Everybody wants a piece of a million dollars," said Frankie Frye.
For just a little while, Frankie Frye and Louie Campbell had their friends, family, and yes, even the media, fooled into thinking they were a whole lot richer.
"It took off like wildfire I didn't imagine it would get this big," said Campbell.
What they now admit was a lotto hoax started last night.
The two friends bought a Powerball ticket on their way back from Olney, Illinois. It's what they did next that created a bit of a monster.
"Immediately after the drawing I posted a comment on Facebook that I have some freaking amazing news that's all for now," said Louie Campbell.
Then came the Facebook picture. The apparent "proof".
Louie and Frankie, all smiles, holding a ticket with five matching numbers.
"Well I didn't think it would look that good Photoshopped but we were wrong," said Frye.
"The only number that I actually hit was 5," said Campbell.
From there the guys let the internet work its magic.
"I just wanted to tease people a little bit and then also kind of a social experiment I mean what kind of responses am I going to get," said Campbell.
Turns out, they ranged from well wishes, to potentially opportunistic advances.
"Suddenly out of no where getting compliments from strange women I don't know on Facebook it was funny, it was funny," said Campbell.
Louie says his plan all along was to come clean about the prank today.
After all, he and Frankie never expected an actual winner in Vincennes. Which ended up making the whole thing a lot more believable.
But what no one noticed their Photoshopped ticket wasn't even from Indiana.
"It was purchased in Illinois, printed on Illinois Lottery paper, could not have been purchased in Vincennes," said Campbell.
To make this story even more convincing, the guys do shop at United PSM, the gas station where the real winning ticket was sold.
"We recognized the guy, that's right," said Surinder Singh, owner, United PSM.
The next time they go in, they may get a little grief, but luckily, the workers don't seem to be taking it too seriously.
"I think I can take the joke," said Ray Harris, United PSM employee. "Some people it might upset some people but you know he didn't hurt anybody by it just kidding around."
"It's by far the best prank I think we've ever played, but there's many more to come," said Frankie Frye.
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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