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 >>
COUSHATTA, LA (KSLA) -
Newtown, CT has been described as a quaint little town, much like Lake End, here in Louisiana. One week ago today, that cozy little town in Connecticut was torn apart when 20 elementary school children and 6 of their teachers were gunned down at Sandy Hooks Elementary School.
"Just like my heart dropped, how could somebody do anything like this?" Morgan Sparks, a young student in Lake End, said. Friday, a group gathered at the Red River Cowboy Church in Lake End to remember those who lost their lives in Newtown, a town that reminds many here of their own community. "She's in elementary school, and I have another one in high school and I mean it could happen anywhere. You know, those people didn't think it would happen in their town and we think that too, next week it could" Kathy Quick, a Lake End resident, says about her children and schools.
The Red River Cowboy Church held a moment of silence followed by a 27 minute walk. The 27 minutes represented the 27 lives lost. "We're selling t-shirts and for every t-shirt sold we're able to donate $6, and then we have a donation bucket where they can make donations. We've sold 100 t-shirts and at $6 a shirt, that's $600 without the donations" Logan Moore, with the Red River Cowboy Church, says.
"We're walking in support of the families, you know I have my child this Christmas, some of them don't have theirs." Quick says. This is a tragedy that has touched lives throughout the country. "It just makes me kind of afraid, like do I even want to send her to school?" Kasie Moore, a Lake End resident, says. "It's been very scary, like if I thought about this happening at my school it would be very scary" Sparks says. "I want to keep my kids closer and safe. You know, that's all any of us want to do." Quick says.
The money raised at the "Walk 27" will help those in Connecticut with funeral costs for the children and teachers, and for whatever else it may take for the town to start moving forward.
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 >>