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.
Wednesday, December 4 2013 7:09 PM EST2013-12-05 00:09:08 GMT
Both suspects have been arrested in the robbery of First Federal Bank in DeRidder. The DeRidder Police Department, with assistance from the Beauregard and Vernon Parish Sheriff's Offices, took PatrickMore >>
Both suspects have been arrested in the robbery of First Federal Bank in DeRidder.More >>
Wednesday, December 4 2013 7:05 PM EST2013-12-05 00:05:51 GMT
It's a big operation in a small town. The Rotary Club of Welsh welcomed an 18 Wheeler full of educational books. "We're talking thousands, 23 pallets, each box could have 24 to 40 books in them," saidMore >>
The Rotary Club of Welsh welcomed an 18 Wheeler full of educational books.More >>
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Eric Moser, an E5 Sergeant with the U.S. Army's 82nd Airborne Division, was awarded the Distinguished Service Cross during a ceremony at Ft. Bragg, N.C. Thursday, May 22. President Bush presented the award.
Moser is the son of Ken and Karen Moser, who both live in Lake Charles.
The Distinguished Service Cross (DSC) is the second highest military decoration of the U.S. Army. It is awarded for extreme gallantry and risk of life in actual combat with an armed enemy force. Only nine Distinguished Service Crosses have been awarded during the War on Terror.
A reporter and former soldier, Jeff Emanuel, wrote an article in American Spectator magazine about Moser's effort to keep the enemy from getting the body of Sgt. Josh Morley, 22.
"Spurred into renewed action, Moser flew around the corner of the stairwell and let loose with a relentless series of bursts at the advancing enemy," the story said. "He was still in shock at Morley's sudden death, and there was no way that he was going to allow those animals to take his team leader's - and friend's - body."
The story goes on to say "The firefight lasted less than 10 minutes, and Spec. Chris Corriveau and Moser had killed at least 10 enemy fighters and possibly as many as 15."