Tuesday, May 21 2013 11:46 PM EDT2013-05-22 03:46:29 GMT
It was a call from coworkers on April 24, 1989 that led Calcasieu Sheriff's deputies to the 923 S. Division Street after Beryl Robichaux, 35, failed to show up for shift at a local cab company. "OnceMore >>
It's been more than 24 years since a Lake Charles woman was discovered stabbed to death inside her apartment and authorities still don't have a suspect. In this week's Cold Case Investigation KPLC's Lee Peck takes a look at the circumstances leading up to the murder of Beryl Robichaux.More >>
Tuesday, May 21 2013 11:23 PM EDT2013-05-22 03:23:47 GMT
One family in Iowa, La. felt helpless as the EF5 tornado touched down in Moore, Okla., a town where relatives lived. For Lisa Farque and Sara LaFargue, it was a terrifying moment watching the tornadoMore >>
Imagine having family in the pathway of the Moore, Oklahoma tornado. For one family in Iowa, that nightmare was a reality. More >>
Tuesday, May 21 2013 10:36 PM EDT2013-05-22 02:36:47 GMT
It's no secret the Calcasieu Parish School Board's projected budget for the 2013-2014 school year is nearly $13 million in the hole and KPLC is learning teacher reductions is one of their options to reducingMore >>
It's no secret the Calcasieu Parish School Board's projected budget for the 2013-2014 school year is nearly $13 million in the hole and KPLC is learning teacher reductions is one of their options to reducing that deficit.
Tuesday, May 21 2013 9:58 PM EDT2013-05-22 01:58:28 GMT
Travis Matte and the Kingpins will take the stage at "Downtown at Sundown" in Lake Charles from 6:15 p.m. to 9 p.m. on Friday, May 24. Since 2004, the group has blended together various musical stylesMore >>
Travis Matte and the Kingpins will take the stage at Downtown at Sundown in Lake Charles from 6:15 p.m. to 9 p.m., Friday, May 24.More >>
CHOUPIQUE, LA (KPLC) - Starting out as a fry cook in the military back in the 1980's, Mark Leone had no idea he would be in charge of entire dining hall in Iraq years later. Leone served in Operation Desert Storm, based on the island of Diego Garcia, in the Indian Ocean.
"We had 20 B-52's flying out of there dropping bombs on Iraqis trying to liberate Kuwait," said Leone. "I was there for seven months. This was before Internet. It was writing letters and every now and then we'd make a phone call home."
Eventually promoted to a Chief Master Sergeant, Leone was then placed in charge of one of the main dining halls at the Baghdad airport.
"Of course there's nowhere else to go. You're looking at basically four meals a day for 1900 people. We had a midnight meal to feed then night crews. Again all the cargo that came in and out of Iraq landed there."
Then in 2005, Leone was put back into service with the Air National Guard, providing security in New Orleans after Hurricane Katrina.
"The greatest thing is the respect from the people. We caught a lot of perps chasing them through the neighborhoods, helping the NOPD out. You know, just walking the streets with an M--16, people just freak out."
Leone plans to retire from military service in the Spring of next year.