Five children in a church van from the Avoyelles House of Mercy died yesterday in a fiery five car wreck outside of Gainesville, Florida while the group was on its way to Disney World. The dead include children as young as eight to nine, and includes teenagers. The wreck occurred after a big rig collided with a vehicle in the northbound lane, resulting in both vehicles crashing through the guardrails into the southbound lane, where the church van, and other vehicles, were struck, and several of the occupants were ejected. A truck in the southbound lane then drove through the flaming wreckage of the scene, running over members of the church van that had been ejected. The two dead adults have been identified as truck drivers, and six to eight people are currently hospitalized.
The Second Chance Act program that works with prisoners returning to the Baton Rouge and St. Tammany areas has been revived. Department of Corrections Assistant Secretary Rhett Covington.
Seven suspects who allegedly staged a 2016 crash are in a bit of a bind…
The Saints have the week off, but the Black and Gold will be visited by the Eagles next Sunday if they somehow topple the 3rd seed Bears. Saints analyst Mike Detillier says with the former champ’s backup QB back in the captain’s chair, anything is possible.
Kickoff in that game is Sunday at 3:40PM, and the Bears are favored by six.