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 >>
BATON ROUGE, LA (WAFB) -
Rebekah Sheets watched what she thought was just another trip to the mall turn into mass confusion Saturday night at the Mall of Louisiana.
"One of store owners... they actually told us they're have been gun shots as he was pulling down the gate," said Sheets.
Fortunately no shots were fired but panic remained. This after an invitation went out earlier Saturday on the social media site Instagram asking others to show up and meet.
Jensen Moore-Copple is an assistant professor of Strategic Communication at LSU and says while the invitation itself is not alarming, the potential for conflict is still there.
"Anytime you send out a mass message and have no way of controlling who gets the message or who is showing up you don't know what's going to happen and so it is something we do need to watch and certainly be concerned about," said Moore-Copple.
Local law enforcement agencies do monitor communication on social media sites but say it's difficult to see everything without input from the public and add a lot of the responsibility falls on the shoulders of parents.
"Talk to your kids about this type of thing," said East Baton Rouge Sheriff's Office Public Information Officer Casey Rayborn-Hicks. "If they see a post on Facebook, Instagram, social media about meeting up somewhere. Only meet up with close friends, know what you're getting into."
That advice does little to ease Rebekah's concerns as she considers her next trip to the mall.
"At the Mall of Louisiana I normally consider pretty safe but now I'm going to consider going with at least one other person instead of just by myself," said Sheets.
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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