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 >>
JACKSON, MS (WLBT) - Sunday marks the fifth anniversary of Hurricane Katrina hitting Mississippi's shores.
Within hours congregations like Christ United Methodist Church in Jackson were getting to work distributing help to those in need.
As Katrina roared ashore, more than 160 miles north the Christ United Methodist Church Disaster team was opening the doors of their new building, establishing a plan to help.
That within itself was a miracle.
"We at this church did not lose any electricity. The rest of Jackson surrounding us, homes, they had zero electricity," said Mary John Johnson, assistant administrator of Christ United Methodist Church.
Immediately Johnson said they began getting phone calls while people suddenly began dropping off clothing, food and other needed items.
"We had to get a call center going. So I got the phone company in here. We had five different lines, offices to take phone calls. So then all of a sudden people all over Mississippi in shelters were calling saying 'Help'," said Johnson.
The gym was transformed into a highly organized distribution center that operated 24/7 for 10 days before moving to the old grocery store next door a larger facility.
"We would have different orders and so you put it on a pallet and we would shrink wrap it and say it was going to Tylertown, Mississippi and we would put it on that truck and have it delivered," said the church official.
Area businesses also donated 18 wheelers, fuel and forklifts.
"People would leave here at midnight to deliver food and things to people way out in the country," said Johnson.
More than one thousand volunteers worked tirelessly in shifts to get basic needs to hurricane survivors.
"What was the blessing and wonderful thing of it all, it wasn't just Methodists and it wasn't just our church. People from all denominations and the community pulled together to make this happen," added Johnson.
Katrina's victims had help from caring strangers.
Nearly 600 tractor trailer loads were distributed statewide, supplying 30 to 40 centers
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