Helis is speaking out on it's fracking plan for the first time, and offering assurances that it's operations are safe. The company wants to frack near log cabin road, between Highway 1088 and Interstatemore>>
Helis Oil & Gas is speaking out on it's fracking plan for the first time, offering assurances that their operations are safe.more>>
The group 'Concerned Citizens of St Tammany' is urging the parish council to vote to ban fracking.more>>
The group Concerned Citizens of St. Tammany is urging the Parish Council to vote to ban fracking now that the Army Corps of Engineers has issued a letter expressing concerns about Helis Oil's proposed site. more>>
Heroin use has become an epidemic in communities across the region. The drug is showing up in neighborhoods no one expected.more>>
Heroin use has become an epidemic in communities across the region. The drug is showing up in neighborhoods no one expected, and people from all walks of life are becoming addicted.more>>
New Orleans, La. -
New Orleans, La. - On Sunday, in yet another instant classic between the two bitter rivals, the Saints knocked off the Falcons in thrilling, last-minute fashion.
"It was a great atmosphere and, you know, the Dome was rocking as usual, and the fans were awesome, and it was just a great game," said Saints wide receiver Andy Tanner.
But Monday night, Tanner and a few other members of the Black and Gold took a break from the celebration to focus on what they describe as a critical need in the metro area. They've teamed up with Court Appointed Special Advocates -- also known as CASA -- in hopes of scoring new volunteers to help neglected and abused kids.
"We're looking for any advocates for children, but we're specifically looking to get some male advocates. There's a shortage of that," said Saints Punter Thomas Morstead.
Morstead is heavily involved with the group and helped lead CASA Jefferson's "Draft Event" Monday in Metairie.
CASA Jefferson is hoping to "draft" volunteers to become advocates.
Currently, there is a list of almost 50 kids children are waiting to be paired up with a volunteer, officials said.
"There's a lot of kids who don't have any role models or anybody looking after them, and you know, they don't need your finances," Morstead said. "They need some attention and they need somebody to show them that they care."
"I can relate to it on a personal level, because someone I know was abused when they were growing up," said Saints Kicker Garrett Hartley. "So, being out here and taking the time off is definitely something I wasn't gonna miss."
For the Saints on hand at the CASA Jefferson event, it was a chance to be a part of another special team.
Tuesday, July 22 2014 6:08 AM EDT2014-07-22 10:08:09 GMT
(WMC) - WMC Action News 5 has uncovered disturbing new details of the allegations behind the rape charge against a Mid-South millionaire businessman. WMC Action News 5's Nick Kenney took the new informationmore>>
Twenty toothbrushes, eight flash drives, four guns, nipple clamps, sex toys, lingerie: those are just a few of the items seized from the property of a Memphis businessman charged with rape. more>>
Three people have been arrested, including a Golden Meadow police officer, in connection with a methamphetamine investigation. Officer Ashley Pollard, 37, and his girlfriends Anna King, 31, were arrestedmore>>
Three people have been arrested, including a Golden Meadow police officer, in connection with a methamphetamine investigation.more>>
Heroin, a highly addictive drug, has law enforcement agencies working non-stop to crack down on users and dealers.more>>
Heroin has law enforcement agencies working non-stop. "It's a tough battle," said St. Bernard Sheriff Jimmy Pohlmann. "There's so many different components that go into trying to fix these problems."more>>