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Mississippi has experienced two unfortunate tornado outbreaks in March and April of this year. April 25th marks the 109th anniversary of the “1908 Tornado.” The Tornado Project reported that this... More >>
21 hours ago Tuesday, April 23 2019 Apr 23, 2019 Tuesday, April 23, 2019 9:44:59 PM CDT April 23, 2019 in Pat Shingleton Column
On this date in 1952, the tankers Esso Suez and Esso Greensboro collided in dense fog, 200 miles south of Morgan City, LA. Both ships burst into flames while the... More >>
5 days ago Friday, April 19 2019 Apr 19, 2019 Friday, April 19, 2019 6:35:44 PM CDT April 19, 2019 in Pat Shingleton Column
On this date, 92 years ago the Great Flood of Louisiana implemented the existing levee system. Imperfect engineering and shoddy construction caused the collapse of dams, such as the Johnstown... More >>
6 days ago Wednesday, April 17 2019 Apr 17, 2019 Wednesday, April 17, 2019 10:28:53 PM CDT April 17, 2019 in Pat Shingleton Column

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On March 27, 1912, Japan presented Washington, D.C., 3,000 cherry blossom trees to celebrate the nation’s relationship with the United... More >>
3 weeks ago Thursday, March 28 2019 Mar 28, 2019 Thursday, March 28, 2019 9:00:00 AM CDT March 28, 2019 in Pat Shingleton Column
We experienced two episodes of hail Monday evening. At 7:45 Cedarcrest Avenue reported pea sized hail and Gonzales reported the... More >>
4 weeks ago Tuesday, March 26 2019 Mar 26, 2019 Tuesday, March 26, 2019 9:00:00 AM CDT March 26, 2019 in Pat Shingleton Column
Each year more than a million people visit the Galleria dell’ Accademia in Florence, Italy, to view the 17-foot-tall masterpiece... More >>
1 month ago Friday, March 22 2019 Mar 22, 2019 Friday, March 22, 2019 9:00:00 AM CDT March 22, 2019 in Pat Shingleton Column
Very soon, the swallows will return to Capistrano and the buzzards will arrive in Hinckley, Ohio. Many of our viewers... More >>
1 month ago Thursday, March 21 2019 Mar 21, 2019 Thursday, March 21, 2019 9:00:00 AM CDT March 21, 2019 in Pat Shingleton Column
In 1982 I was given a live-shot assignment to cover a St. Pat’s Parade downtown. After the parade, then Mayor-President... More >>
1 month ago Wednesday, March 13 2019 Mar 13, 2019 Wednesday, March 13, 2019 9:00:00 AM CDT March 13, 2019 in Pat Shingleton Column

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