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 >>
MOUNT JULIET, TN (WSMV) -
Recent rain has caused a big mess at a Mount Juliet ball park, where an EF2 tornado struck earlier this year.
At times it's a messy job, as all the rain lately has sent the creek at the back of the park over its banks, flooding all 13 baseball fields.
"When we've got 115 teams playing on a Saturday, we have 84 games. There's no time to clean up anything because the park's too full," said Robin Speight, park administrator for Mount Juliet League, Inc.
So about 30 volunteers took advantage of nice weather Thursday to help clean up the fields on what they call RED Day.
"RED stands for renew, energize and donate. And all across the country on the second Thursday of every May, Keller Williams Realty offices shut down and our agents go back and give to the communities where they live and work," said Matt Walley, team leader at Keller Williams.
Mounds of sand runoff, painting and trash pickup really wasn't the worst of it, though. This was the second round of cleanup in recent months. In January, an EF2 tornado touched down near the intersection at Mount Juliet Road and Lebanon Road with 115 mph winds.
"It was more on a grand scale with fencing, lighting, netting and the park had become unsafe because there was debris everywhere," Speight said.
The City of Mount Juliet replaced poles and all of the netting with a $75,000 grant in time for the season to kick-off in March. That extra help has kept the nonprofit that runs the league from raising fees for now, as they continue to work through a long list of repairs.
The nonprofit hopes to eventually find the time and money to put up some kind of barrier for those rising waters.
The league has tryouts set for next month to play during the fall season.
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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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