Thursday, April 24 2014 7:36 PM EDT2014-04-24 23:36:25 GMT
The Bossier Parish School Board voted Thursday afternoon to save the district $2 million, which will speed up their school building plan. The board voted to sell $25 million worth of bonds this afternoon,More >>
The Bossier Parish School Board voted Thursday afternoon to save the district $2 million, which will speed up their school building plan.More >>
LONGVIEW, TX (KLTV) -
If a situation like the Boston Marathon bombings happened near you, would you know how to respond?
Suddenly your day has drastically changed. Something so far out of your realm of experience you never really thought about it: an explosion, throwing metal shrapnel at high speed all around you.
The debris comes to rest. Maybe you're on the ground. Now what? Longview Fire Marshal Johnny Zackary has some advice.
"Just taking off running may not be the best answer, because what you don't know if there are other hazards in the area. The first thing you should do is slow down and make sure 911 is activated. Make sure help is on the way. The next thing you want to do is check yourself. Make sure there's not something obvious, that you've been injured and the adrenalin has kept you from realizing that injury. Then assess those around you and see if you can render aid. Help calm them because the more chaotic the scene is, the more difficult it is for survivors and the first responders."
"It is going to be chaotic, as with a tornado or any man made or natural event, there is going to become chaos. Slowing down, helping each other would be a great step. Then, following the direction of the first responders, they may want you in a certain area, they're going to assess the scene for more hazards," Johnny said.
The fire marshal's best advice is to shake it off as soon as you can and think before doing anything.
Johnny Zackary also pointed out that if you are not hurt when the first responders arrive, you should be willing to assist them if they ask you to.
Thursday, April 24 2014 2:50 PM EDT2014-04-24 18:50:03 GMT
A Marion County waste-to-power plant was reportedly converting medical waste, including human tissue and possibly aborted fetuses, into power.That report prompted Marion County commissioners to scheduleMore >>
A Marion County waste-to-power plant was reportedly converting medical waste, including human tissue and possibly aborted fetuses, into power.More >>
A pedestrian explains to KSLA News 12 the temptation to avoid a busy Shreveport crosswalk and instead use a popular shortcut, used dozens of times a day. But, that's exactly the spot that turned into a tragic accident on Thursday.More >>
Wednesday, April 23 2014 4:28 PM EDT2014-04-23 20:28:26 GMT
Pranks can be mean-spirited and cruel. Not this one. Parents of this youngster have decided to make his childhood just a little more magical. Take a look. Please feel free to try and trick your childrenMore >>
Click here to watch the adorable trick parents played on their little one, and to hear his jocular response.More >>
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