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 >>
Friday, March 7 2014 7:28 PM EST2014-03-08 00:28:59 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.
Funeral arrangements have been set for the 3-year-old girl who died of heat stroke after she was left in a car for nearly 19 hours, and a police investigation that now includes child protective services could take weeks or months.
Visitation for Sariah Delafosse will be held from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Thursday at Heavenly Gates Funeral Home.
The funeral will be 1 p.m. Friday at Impact Ministries on E. 70 Street in Shreveport. She will be buried at Lincoln Cemetery after that service.
Sariah's body was found on July 5 inside a car that was left parked in the driveway outside her Ingleside home. Caddo Parish Coroner Dr. Todd Thoma says the child died of heat stroke.
Shreveport Police are investigating the death, and KSLA News 12 can report that child protective services is involved in the case.
"Actually, we're still in the beginning of the investigation. There are a lot of different things we have to look into," says SPD Detective Rod Demery.
Police are continuing to interview witnesses and collect evidence and say the mother, Krystal Delafosse, is cooperating.
As the investigation continues, the question remains as to whether there will be charges.
Police say Delafosse left Sariah in the parked car, made the discovery as she left for work, and then placed a frantic call to 9-1-1.
When asked about Sariah's manner of death as part of the investigation, heat stroke, Demery says, "The thing that focus on more so is the manner of death. I think that's the part that comes a little slower."
Asked if charges might be expected, Demery says, "Well, that's probably one of the easiest parts of the investigtion. We don't think about those types of things until everything checks out. We gather up all the parts and present them to the body of people who are experts at it -- that attorneys, the coroner."
An involvement by child protective services might prolong the investigation by weeks or months.
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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