Monday, May 20 2013 9:15 PM EDT2013-05-21 01:15:38 GMT
A massive tornado touched down to the southwest of Oklahoma City Monday afternoon. Starting out as a classic funnel it quickly became a giant half-mile wide wedge tornado as it proceeded east north eastMore >>
A massive tornado touched down to the southwest of Oklahoma City Monday afternoon.More >>
Tuesday, May 21 2013 12:50 PM EDT2013-05-21 16:50:22 GMT
MOORE, OK (RNN) – In one of the few positive stories to come from the deadly tornadoes in Oklahoma, an elderly woman was reunited with a four-legged friend she thought was dead. Barbara Garcia, a residentMore >>
Elderly resident Barbara Garcia frantically called for her dog after the tornado had leveled her house, but with no success.More >>
Friday, May 17 2013 7:16 PM EDT2013-05-17 23:16:53 GMT
One person has died in a crash near Harrisonville, MO, Thursday evening. The crash happened on Missouri Highway 7 and Walker Road. It involved a car and a tractor-trailer. Harrisonville is in Cass County.More >>
Savannah Nash celebrated her 16th birthday last week. She died Thursday when her car slammed into a semi while she was texting during her first time driving by herself.More >>
Tuesday, May 21 2013 10:56 AM EDT2013-05-21 14:56:05 GMT
A North Carolina woman is charged with trying to poison five family members after one of them refused to share some cheese with her. A statement from the Nash County Sheriff's Office said 24-year-oldMore >>
A North Carolina woman is charged with trying to poison five family members after one of them refused to share some cheese with her.More >>
For some undocumented children in the area, coming forward right before a presidential election seemed risky.
But with President Obama's reelection more undocumented youths are taking a chance and applying for deferred deportation.
"I'm hoping I could have a work permit and a driver's license," said Estefania Arrazola. "That way I can start working to pay for my college."
Estafania is at a transitional point in her life but for now her plans are on hold.
"Right now I can't go to college because I don't have money and it's really hard for someone to hire an undocumented person," said Estefania.
She was brought to the US illegally when she was a child.
Estefania has lived her whole life in fear of being sent back to a country she doesn't know.
The 19-year-old is hopeful that President Obama might be her chanceto enroll in college and the workforce as documented person.
"We were ten percent of the voting population so I feel like the Hispanic or Latino community is saying we voted for you hoping you that you were going to help us," said Estefania.
She along with more than 100,000 youths applied for deferred action early November.
"We have seen an increase in people with interest to want to find out about deferred action," said Armando Bellmas with Latin American Coalition.
She is one of millions who are admitting they are undocumented as part as a larger step to full citizenship.
"If somebody could work, they can help pay for college and become a contributing member of society," said Bellmas.
But not everyone agrees with the program.
Several lawmakers say that because the majority eligible for the work permits do not have a college degree, the legal status of undocumented youth will have little impact on tax revenue.
Lawmakers also said that the work permits for deferred workers will make it harder for American citizens who don't have a college degree to compete for jobs, a group that already faces a high unemployment rate.