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.
An Arkansas teen being treated for what is believed to be a rare case of Eastern Equine Encephalitis (EEE) as died.
A spokesperson for the Little Rock Children's Hospital where 13-year-old Coleman Pearson was being treated for the rare disease has confirmed that the teen passed away on Tuesday.
Pearson was a student at Ashdown Arkansas Junior High. Due to HIPPA laws, the school district has not been able not say much about Coleman's condition, except that he came to school sick earlier this month.
Pearson played football for Ashdown Junior High and wore jersey #32. That number has been posted throughout the school in his honor.
On Monday, Principal James Jones said the whole community was coming together and offering prayers. "He is a wonderful kid very personable lot of friends at school he really enjoys the outdoors he is a member of our football team our eighth grade football team, and we really miss him," Jones said.
State health officials say the teen's condition has not been confirmed by the federal Centers for Disease Control, but would be the first human case of Eastern Equine Encephalitis in Arkansas in the more than 50 years the state has been keeping records.
The CDC's web site says the disease is transmitted by the bite of an infected mosquito and causes inflammation of the brain. There is no specific treatment and care is based on symptoms that can include disorientation, seizures, or coma.
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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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