Friday, May 24 2013 8:09 PM EDT2013-05-25 00:09:02 GMT
Biomedical Research Foundation has decided to move forward with a plan to operate and manage LSU Hospitals in Shreveport and other cities in Louisiana. More >>
Biomedical Research Foundation has decided to move forward with a plan to operate and manage LSU Hospitals in Shreveport and Monroe, Louisiana.More >>
SHREVEPORT, LA (KSLA) -
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.
Dan Sligh and his wife were in their pickup truck on Interstate 5 heading to a camping trip when a bridge before them disappeared in a "big puff of dust."More >>
The trucker was hauling drilling equipment when his load bumped against the steel framework over an Interstate 5 bridge. He looked in his rearview mirror and watched in horror as the span collapsed into the water behind him....More >>
Friday, May 24 2013 10:40 AM EDT2013-05-24 14:40:11 GMT
(CNN) – Nearly 115,000 federal workers will get a four-day weekend, but it's not reason to celebrate. The employees have to take furlough days thanks to the forced spending cuts that kicked in March 1. TheMore >>
Nearly 115,000 federal workers will get a four-day weekend, but it's not reason to celebrate.More >>
Friday, May 24 2013 9:54 AM EDT2013-05-24 13:54:54 GMT
(POOL/CNN) – George Zimmerman's attorneys have released new evidence taken from Trayvon Martin's cell phone. His attorneys said the data paints a different picture of the 17-year-old Martin than what hisMore >>
George Zimmerman's attorneys have released new evidence taken from Trayvon Martin's cell phone.More >>