Thursday, December 5 2013 12:33 PM EST2013-12-05 17:33:27 GMT
A Sikorsky S76 helicopter crashed at Port Fourchon at about 8 a.m. on Thursday, KATC-TV 3 reports.According to federal officials, the helicopter was attempting to leave a field when the wind shifted, causingMore >>
A Sikorsky S76 helicopter crashed at Port Fourchon at about 8 a.m. on Thursday, KATC-TV 3 reports.More >>
Thursday, December 5 2013 9:25 AM EST2013-12-05 14:25:11 GMT
The holiday season is supposed to be the "most wonderful time of the year." But for those who have lost a loved one, Christmas can be very blue - lasting into the start of a new year. December 5th marksMore >>
The holiday season can be very blue for someone who has lost a loved one. KPLC's Britney Glaser finds out how to find joy in new traditions and move past holiday depression.More >>
Wednesday, December 4 2013 11:33 PM EST2013-12-05 04:33:22 GMT
Don Dixon will remain the city's top cop. The Lake Charles City Council unanimously approved to reappoint Dixon to another six-year term as Chief of Police -- a position he's held for 12 years. DixonMore >>
Don Dixon will remain the city's top cop. The Lake Charles City Council unanimously approved to reappoint Dixon to another six-year term as Chief of Police -- a position he's held for 12 years.More >>
Wednesday, December 4 2013 10:33 PM EST2013-12-05 03:33:57 GMT
What's been done is nice, but the bond money budgeted for the Enterprise Boulevard Extension Project has taken the road as far as it can go. "Knowing that we could not cover that amount to go all theMore >>
How to proceed with the Enterprise Boulevard Extension Project? That's the question city officials hope a joint study with the state will help identify. However, as KPLC's Lee Peck reports, it's going to cost some money to get those answers - money some on the council believe is a waste of taxpayer dollars.More >>
Wednesday, December 4 2013 7:19 PM EST2013-12-05 00:19:06 GMT
Nearly 60 dogs from the Calcasieu Animal Shelter are headed to Florida on a 'rescue ride' where dog advocates say their chances of adoption are astronomical. Nathan Areno, Director of Animal ServicesMore >>
Nearly 60 dogs from the Calcasieu Animal Shelter are headed to Florida on a 'rescue ride' where dog advocates say their chances of adoption are astronomical.
Thursday, December 5 2013 12:30 AM EST2013-12-05 05:30:15 GMT
Trico Electric officials reported a substation outage has left about 6,500 customers without power in Saddlebrook, Mt. Lemmon and Eagle Crest. Crews are headed to the scene. There was no estimated timeMore >>
There was no estimated time given of when power would be restored.More >>
Thursday, December 5 2013 4:42 AM EST2013-12-05 09:42:14 GMT
(CNN) – After the death of actor Paul Walker, Universal Pictures has made an announcement about the upcoming Fast and Furious sequel. CNN Entertainment has confirmed that Universal Pictures will donateMore >>
New details in the death of actor Paul Walker, a coroner's report says walker initially survived a horrific car crash but died moments later from injuries sustained at impact and from the resulting fire.More >>
Wednesday, December 4 2013 7:50 PM EST2013-12-05 00:50:08 GMT
Authorities arrested a man carrying an unloaded gun at the east campus of Pima Community College. Campus officials said a cafeteria worker spotted the man this afternoon and notified the Department ofMore >>
Campus officials said a cafeteria worker spotted the man this afternoon and notified the Department of Public Safety officer on duty at the campus.More >>
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TUCSON, AZ (Tucson News Now) -
The tragedies involving children left in hot cars caused one Tucson grandma to do something about it.
Karen Franco and her daughter Chrystal Franco have been working together to come up with something that would help parents and caregivers remember their child is in the backseat.
Six months ago, they came up with the idea of the "Car Seat Reminder" wristband. It's thick bright orange silicon bracelet that says "Car Seat Reminder" on it. It's been available online since July.
Here's how it works.
The orange bracelet is stored on the fastening belt of the car seat or seat belt of the booster seat. When you buckle the child in the seat, you slip the bracelet on your wrist. When you take the child out of the car, you slip the bracelet back on the car seat or booster seat. The tagline on the website says, "If it's still on your wrist, the child is still in the car."
Karen says the bracelet "isn't pretty like a piece of jewelry" and is easily noticed.
Karen knows the bracelet won't prevent all hot car tragedies and admits her product has gotten mixed reviews. She hopes her product at the very least sparks discussion.