Saturday, May 18 2013 9:58 PM EDT2013-05-19 01:58:17 GMT
JEFF AMYAssociated PressLouisiana's unemployment rate rose in April for the fourth straight month, as fewer people reported having work. While the labor force was basically flat, according to the federalMore >>
Louisiana's unemployment rate rose in April for the fourth straight month, as fewer people reported having work.More >>
When the thunder rolls and the rain falls, KSLA Chief Meteorologist Stormtracker Stephen Parr is there to forecast the weather. But this isn't his only gig that involves a microphone.
"I started out playing the marimba and vibraphone in junior high school. I've been playing piano since I was in kindergarten. I started playing drums in the third grade."
Parr builds his music from scratch. For example, he might start composing on the keyboard before adding other instruments.
"I'll eventually add drums and then the vocals once I figure out what the song is about. Right now, it's called 'My Song 19'."
Parr has been in the music composing business for 35 years. He says it's not just his music or lyrics that drives him to compose. It's his life.
"If you've had a Golden Retriever, amorous but awkward kind of describes the dog. It just kind of ends up being the last song on the album. Tied up the whole album and really brought the whole thing together."
But don't call Stormtracker Steve a rock star.
"I'm not a rock star. I'm not Bon Jovi. I'm not that guy. I write because it's fun. I'm here tracking storms for other people. This is what I do for other people, and this is how I serve. The music? The music is for me."
Stormtracker Steve also forecasts his weather in his music studio before heading to work at KSLA. If you want to hear his songs, you can find them on iTunes.
Sunday, May 19 2013 1:11 AM EDT2013-05-19 05:11:43 GMT
(NASA/CNN) - NASA scientists recorded a powerful explosion on the moon recently. A meteoroid struck the lunar surface at speeds of 56,000 mph on March 17. The impact was so powerful the flash of brightMore >>
A meteoroid struck the lunar surface at speeds of 56,000 mph on March 17.More >>
Tuesday, May 14 2013 12:47 PM EDT2013-05-14 16:47:12 GMT
HOUSTON (KHOU/CBS) – Neighbors near a prostitution sting said customers came so often they affected the flow of traffic. Two juveniles were among the female sex workers, and more than 100 other peopleMore >>
Vice officers made dozens of arrests in the last two weeks during an operation they called the Bissonet Initiative, named for the street the sting took place.More >>