Friday, March 7 2014 3:47 PM EST2014-03-07 20:47:02 GMT
Eleven people have been charged with federal crimes involving trafficking of methamphetamine in Hempstead and Howard counties.More >>
On Friday, a federal magistrate denied bond for ten of 11 people charged with trafficking of methamphetamine in Hempstead and Howard counties.More >>
HAUGHTON, LA (KSLA) -
She's come to be known as the "Highway 80 waving lady" by many of the morning commuters that have come to expect to see her outside Central Assembly of God near Haughton every morning.
In fact, when she's not there, people worry. When KSLA News 12 received several emails asking who she was and what her story is, we set out to find the answers.
We found her, and the answers, in her usual spot on a recent morning, greeting passersby with a smile and a wave. "Good morning!" she says as they pass, unable to hear her but no doubt getting the message.
Nena Fowler says she loves it when they wave back. "Oh I love it! Makes me excited, excited because I now they've seen me and they're happy.
Three days a week, for an hour each morning, Fowler prays, waves and praises to her drive-by congregation.
"This is my waving ministry I call it. What he's called me to do."
A few years ago, she says, she did it for 7 months straight. "God put it on my heart to do this and I ignored it. Then it overwhelmed me," Fowler explains. "I'm very sensitive to the Holy Spirit, and I listen."
She says every morning, she feels there is somebody that needs this. "Either they're sick in the body, or broken hearted."
She admits that a few years back, that somebody was her. "I was a mess," she says about her personal struggles, which including the passing of her husband. "I moved back here when my husband passed away. It's pretty hard, pretty hard."
Now, she's back, waving away. "This is like an altar to me." She says she doesn't know how long she'll continue her roadside waving ministry mission, but she believes the small gesture of a wave and a prayer can go a long way. "God is real good about taking little things and making big things out of them."
Whether she's helped encourage a passing stranger or simply brightened their morning, it's a mission accomplished. "If I can make a person happy and smile, it's good. Don't you think?"
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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